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Argaeus (mountain)

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: T.B. Mitford
Contributors: R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Tom Elliott, Jeffrey Becker
Copyright © The Creators. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Feb 03, 2020 08:37 AM History
Erciyes Dağı in Turkish. A massive volcanic mountain, the highest peak of the Antitaurus range. Commonly depicted on coins from Cappadocia.

Base map by Ryan M. Horne for Pleiades and the Ancient World Mapping Center (ancient terrain after the Barrington Atlas). Map interaction design and implementation by Sean Gillies, David Glick, Alec Mitchell, and Tom Elliott for Pleiades.

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Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 64 A3 Argaeus M.

Argaeus Mons is commonly depicted on coins from Cappadocia. Casearea, just north of the mountain, hosted a mint.

The reverse side of the coin (1983.159.38) depicted in the image above, used by permission of the American Numismatic Society, bears a representation of Argaeus Mons.

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T.B. Mitford, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Tom Elliott, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Argaeus (mountain): a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2020 <> [accessed: 07 June 2020]

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