Thursday, July 6, 2017

Figure 45

© Copyright the Trustees of the British Museum, London, England
Photo by  David E. Graves
Homōnoia (Gr. “political concord”) coin from Smyrna.

Obv.: Three temples to Emperor Tiberius, the goddess Roma and the emperor Hadrian at Smyrna, minted by Caracalla (AD 211–217). Homōnoia coins from Smyrna were prevalent during the reigns of Marcus Aurelius, Commodus, Faustina, Caracalla, and Gordian (ca. AD 160–249). Smyrna had the closest homōnoia relationship with Laodicea, Thyatira and Philadelphia.

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