PHRYGIA. Apamea. Philip I the Arab (244-249). Ae. M. Aur. Alexandros, second archon.
Obv: AVT K IOVΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOC AVΓ.
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ЄΠ M AVP AΛЄZANΔP / OV B APXI AΠAMЄΩN.
Two scenes relating to Noah'a Ark: On right, ark inscribed NΩe and floating on water, containing half-length standing figures of Noah and Naamah (Noah's wife) facing; two land-seeking birds above; on left, Noah and Naamah standing left upon dry land, raising hands in supplication.
SNG von Aulock 3510; BMC 182; Solidus 9, lot 333; Gemini V, lot 295.
An extremely rare and important type, featuring the biblical story of Noah and the ark.
Condition: Very fine, cleaning marks.
Weight: 18.00 g.
Diameter: 36 mm.