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Roman Provincial: Arabia Petraea-Philadelphia


Roman Provincial, Arabia Petraea-Philadelphia, Elagabalus, AE14, 218-222
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Laureate head right
ΦILKO-ICVP
Draped, veiled bust of Astaria right, four-pointed star above head
14mm x 15mm, 2.99g
SNG ANS 1399-1401; BMC Arabia 21
Ex Midwest "Coins of Christianity" Collection

Consignor notes: Astaria was the goddess of reading of the stars and the oracle of the night. Philadelphia was one of the cities in the Decopolis, and was located east of Jerusalem, but part of Syria. It was one of the churches mentioned in the book of Revelation 3:11.