Cilicia Aegeae Alexander




Province Cilicia
City Aegeae
Size (mm) 26
Weight (g) 13.04
Die Axis 180
Tariff -
Governor -
Ob. Leg. M OPEL ANTWNINOC KAICAP
Ob. Desc. Bare headed draped and curiassed bust right
Meaning Marcus Opellius Antoninus Caesar
Rev. Leg. MAKREINOVΠ AIΓEΩN M EVΓ Π
Rev. Desc. Head of Alexander the Great right, with loose hair; goat below; [DX]C date in legend
Meaning 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)
References; Collection; SNG Levante 1752;
Notes: 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.