Cilicia Aegeae Alexander
||M OPEL ANTWNINOC KAICAP |
||Bare headed draped and curiassed bust right|
|| Marcus Opellius Antoninus Caesar |
||MAKREINOVΠ AIΓEΩN M EVΓ Π ||Rev. Desc.
||Head of Alexander the Great right, with loose hair; goat below; [DX]C date in legend
||of the City of Macrinus, of the people of Aegeae, - of Macedonian descent - well-born, loyal / noble, true, loved by the gods (Aegeae claimed to have been founded or re-founded by Alexander the Great)
||Collection; SNG Levante 1752;
||Situated on the Gulf of Issus, it issued Greek Imperial coins between the reigns of Augustus to that of Gallienus. Alexander the Great is a popular reverse type for the coins of Asia Minor as the populations saw him as their cities founding father figure.