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This is a recet pickup and wondered if someone could break down the Greek legend meaning please?

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Septimius Severus, AE30 of Neocaesarea, Pontus. Dated CY 142 (AD 205-206).

Obverse....AY K Λ CEΠ CEOYHΡOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse....KOI ΠON NEOKAIC MHTΡO, tetrastyle temple with wall
visible in the background, statue of male figure holding 
sceptre standing left on a column within. Date ET PMB in exergue. (The B resembles an R).

RecGen 13; SNG von Aulock 100; Çizmeli 30.

 

I have actually tried to translate it so any mistakes pointed out will be most appreciated. Hopefully I'm somewhere near...Thanks.

Obverse...

AY = Emperor

KΛ = Caesar

CEΠ CEOYHΡOC = Sep Septimius (OC) being the nominative?

Reverse....

KOI ΠON = Community/league of

NEOKAIC = Abbreviated name of the city "Neocaesarea".

MHTΡO = The principal city?

Exergue..

ET = Minted in the year of..

PMB = CY 142?...AD205-206?

 

 

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Also does anyone have an idea as to which deity, (Maybe it's Severus himself) is being depicted in the temple?...

I suppose this is a question that cannot be answered with any authority?...Male, naked, holding a long staff if I had to take a stab I'd go with Jupiter?

 

Feel free to post your Bronze coins of Septimius Severus.

 

 

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23 minutes ago, Spaniard said:

KOI ΠON = Community/league of

NEOKAIC = Abbreviated name of the city "Neocaesarea".

MHTΡO = The principal city?

Exergue..

ET = Minted in the year of..

PMB = CY 142?...AD205-206?

KOINON = Community of 

NEOKAIC = Neokaisareia

MHTPO = Metropoleon (Metropolitan)

ET = Etous (Year) 

 

I am at my Mini Handy Display - give me 5min for the Date 😉

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45 minutes ago, Spaniard said:

Obverse...

AY = Emperor

KΛ = Caesar

CEΠ CEOYHΡOC = Sep Septimius (OC) being the nominative?

AY = Autokratoros = Imperator 

KΛ = Kaisaros = Caesar

CEΠ = Septimios 

CEOYHΡOC = Shvhros

 

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49 minutes ago, Spaniard said:

Obverse...

AY = Emperor

KΛ = Caesar

CEΠ CEOYHΡOC = Sep Septimius (OC) being the nominative?

Ahhh terrible Handy Display 🙂 that’s false! It is a L ! 
 

AY = Autokratoros = Imperator

K = Kaisaros = Caesar 

Λ = Lucios = Lucius 

CEΠ = Septimios 

CEOYHΡOC = Shvhros

 

Now it is correct 😉 

 

 

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@Prieure de Sion.....Wow!......Thank you so much!...And @DLTcoins that K Λ threw me..

I've only started collecting provincial coins this year so have a lot to learn..

Is there any kind of online site that helps with the translations?

Did come across this article by @dougsmit https://www.forumancientcoins.com/dougsmith/feac25.html on forum..Although related to Septimius's coinage from Caesarea it does clarify the confusion between the B/R letter in the date format..Thanks Doug..

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1 hour ago, Spaniard said:

Also does anyone have an idea as to which deity, (Maybe it's Severus himself) is being depicted in the temple?...

https://journals.openedition.org/anatoliaantiqua/381 
 

It’s German - but it’s very interesting! Run the side into translation and have funny reading. Here you get all information - about all important cities in the near and especially neocaesarea. About the issue value, the standing about the Severer, about the metropolitan status of the city, the revers designs about this temple etc. take time to read to the end. It’s very interesting.

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4 minutes ago, Spaniard said:

I've only started collecting provincial coins this year so have a lot to learn..

Is there any kind of online site that helps with the translations?

Not really concentrated…

I have a time I collect the severan family and I have buyed so many provincial coins of Severus, Domna, Caracalla and Geta. There are so many  puzzle and mysteries at this coins.

But it’s so funny and fascinated to solve the puzzles. 
 

So I have make a own list in a excel sheet with every new translation. 
 

Best way - to learning for all - make a thread or use this one - and we solve together. So everybody can learn. 
 

Ah - one side I can tell you. 

https://en.numista.com 

 

This side helps me often. Because they have the Greek and Latin translation. Look for example this one here:

https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces324697.html
 

You see - only as one example:

AYT KAI M OΠ CEO MAKΡINOC

Autokrator Kaisaros Markos Opellios Seouhros Makrinos Sebastos


Or what means …

ΔHMAΡX EΞ YΠATOC ΠΠ

Dhmarcikhs Ex Upatos Patri Patridos

Invested with the tribunitian power, consul, father of the Nation

 

So you can see and search for Greek words and their Latin translation.

 

 

 

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