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5603577
5603577.

LYCAONIA, Iconium. Gallienus. AD 253-268. Æ (27.5mm, 13.33 g, 6h). Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / She-wolf standing right, suckling twins; overarching branch of tree above, S R in exergue. Von Aulock, Lykaoniens 360; SNG von Aulock 5394 (same dies); SNG Righetti 1460 (same obv. die). Smooth brown patina with light earthen fields. EF. A handsome piece.


Iconium, now the city of Konya in south-central Turkey, is a bronze age settlement that was refounded a s a Roman colony under the emperor Claudius. It was visited by the Apostle Paul on his first missionary journey circa AD 47-48.