David Atherton Posted June 12, 2022 · Member Share Posted June 12, 2022 My first 'Off the Beaten Path' coin for the new forum. Nothing too fancy, just a neat and inexpensive provincial that proves you don't have to spend 'flipping great wadges of cash' to enjoy yourself in this hobby. Titus as Caesar [Vespasian] Æ19, 6.21g Antioch Pisidia (Galatia-Cappadocia) mint, 76 AD Obv: T CAES IMP PONT; Head of Titus, laureate, r. Rev: ANT COL; Priest holding vexillum ploughing with two oxen, r.; above, crescentRPC 1605 (9 spec.). Acquired from eBay, June 2022. Antioch Pisidia became a Roman colony under Augustus. Coins were sparingly struck under Augustus (probably a foundational issue) and Nero. Under Vespasian a small issue was struck commemorating the foundation of the colony by the veterans of the 5th and 7th legions. Although this coin is undated, it is in similar style to those struck in 76 with Vespasian as COS VII and Titus Caesar as COS V. The ploughing ritual depicted is the creation of a boundary known as the sulcus primigenius, the first furrow, which delineated the line of the pomerium. The pomerium was a city’s ritual boundary which demarcation the sacred from the profane. The creation of this boundary was the first step in the foundation of a new colony. Please post your coins from Pisidia or the surrounding region! Thanks for looking! 12 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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