From the city of Hierapolis in Phrygia, in the Roman province of Asia

From the city of Hierapolis in Phrygia, in the Roman province of Asia

On the obverse is a draped bust of Nero and on the reverse is a depiction of Apollo on horseback carrying a double axe. This shows a clear amalgamation of imperial duties and local beliefs and a provincial cultural identity and pride prevailing even after Roman occupation. (Source: Burnett 2011: 3.)