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Ancients: SAMARIA. Neapolis. Domitian (AD 81 - 96). Æ 25.3mm (16.19 gm, 6h)....

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Auction Ended On: Nov 14, 2013
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Location: Heritage Auctions
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SAMARIA. Neapolis. Domitian (AD 81 - 96). Æ 25.3mm (16.19 gm, 6h). Head of Domitian r., laureate; ΑΥΤΟΚ ?ΟΜΙΤΙΑΝΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ / Inscription in wreath: ΦΛΑΟΥΙ / ΝΕΑΠΟΛΙ / ΣΑΜΑΡΕ / L ΑΙ (Flavia Neapolis in Samaria, year 11 = 82/3 AD). Sofaer pl. 45,2. BMC Palestine (Neapolis) 1; RPC II 2218; Rosenberger 1. Very Fine.

The earliest series of Roman provincial coins struck at Neapolis, under Domitian, did not depict graven images, perhaps in deference to a large Jewish and Samaritan communities.

Ex Shoshana Collection II (Heritage 3018, 5 September 2012), lot 20417.

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