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    Neapolis, Samaria. Antoninus Pius (138 - 141 AD). AE medallion (34mm, 25.70 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. Rare. Dark green patina, earthen highlights, heavily cleaned. Fine.

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