PHRYGIA. Eumeneia. Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Triassarion (Orichalcum, 24 mm, 9.81 g, 12 h). AYTO KAIC ANTΩNЄINOC Laureate and cuirassed bust of Antoninus Pius to right, wearing aegis. Rev. ЄYΜЄΝЄΩΝ ΑΧΑΙΩΝ Hump-backed bull walking right, about to be sacrificed by Nike standing to right behind him, grasping the bull's horns with her left hand and holding a knife above his neck with her right. BMC -. RPC IV online 1990. SNG München -. SNG von Aulock -. Very rare. A lovely issue with a very attractive reverse. Nearly extremely fine.
Eumeneia was founded by Attalos II (159-138 BC) in honor of his brother and predecessor Eumenes II (197-158 BC). Unlike many of the other Attalid foundations, the city claimed Achaean rather than Macedonian heritage in Roman times, indicating that its original settlers were not Macedonian veterans but Achaean colonists.