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    Temple on Mount Gerizim

    Neapolis, Samaria. Antoninus Pius (138 - 141 AD). AE medallion (34mm, 24.57 gm, 12h). Draped bust of Antoninus Pius r., laureate; ΑΥΤΟ Κ ΚΑΙCΑΡ ΑΝΤWΝΙΝΟC CΕΒΑC ΕΥCΕ / View of Mount Gerizim; below in front, a colonnade with two arched entrances; the l. one leads to a stairway on l., flanked by a series of shrines or altars on the slope; the stairway leads to a temple seen in three quarter view; another roadway flanked by trees leads from the colonnade to an altar on top of the hill to the r.; ΦΛ ΝΕΑC ΠΟΛ[ΕWC CΥΡΙΑC ΠΑΛΑΙCΤΙΝΗC] (Flavian Neapolis in Syria-Palestina); in exergue, date: ΕΤ ΠΘ (year 89 = 160/1 AD). Ros 10 var. Sofaer pl. 47,30. Mesh. City Coins 126. Samuels 200 (this coin). Rare. Dark green-earthen patina, heavily cleaned in fields. About Very Fine.

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