Ancient Coinage of Aeolis, Elaea

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CITY AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
BMC 1Elaia, Aeolis. AR diobol, Ca 450-400 BC. 10mm, 1.23g. Archaic, helmeted head of Athena left /EΛ(AI), Laurel wreath within incuse square. SNG München 382; SNG von Aulock 7679-7680; Weber 5541; BMC 1.TextImage
BMC 3Elaea, AR diobol. ca. 460-400 BC, 10mm, 1.45 g. Archaic helmeted head of Athena right, wearing crested helmet / HΛA beneath dot within laurel wreath. BMC 3: Imhoof MG 228.TextImage
BMC 16-17Elaea, Aeolis, AE22 semi-autonomous issue. After 133 BC. Head of Demeter right, wreathed with corn. / EΛAITΩN, Athena standing right, holding spear and owl. EY in left field. BMC 16-17; SNG Cop 177; Ashmolean 1248; SNG Munich 406; Paris 1966.453B.TextImage
BMC 18Elaia, Aeolis. AE20. Semi-autonomous issue, 27 BC-AD 100. Magistrate Egnatios. Head of Demeter right, wreathed with corn and with her hair in a bun behind her head. / EΛAITΩN EΓNATIOY M to right and left of Athena standing right, holding owl in outstretched right hand and spear in left. BMC 18; Weber 5550; Waddington 1321 (this coin).TextImage
BMC 20Elaea, Aeolis, AE16. 133 BC-AD 14. 3.6 g. Head of Demeter right, hair long, wreathed with corn. / EΛ-AI-T-ΩN in two lines to left and right of a torch within a wreath of corn. (Note the positions of the breaks in the legend). BMC 20; SNG Turkey IX, 350.TextImage
BMC 20 (2)Elaea, Aeolis, AE14, Pseudo-autonomous. No legend, Head of Demeter right. / EΛ-AI-T-ΩN, torch within wreath. BMC 20; SNG Cop 181-185; Ashmolean 1251-1255; SNG Munich 395-491; SNG Tübingen 2687-2688; SNG Leipzig 1116 etc.TextImage
BMC 22Elaea, Aeolis, AE14. 133 BC-AD 14. 2.74 g. Head of Demeter right, hair long, wreathed with corn. / E-ΛA-IT-ΩN in two lines to left and right of a torch within a wreath of corn. (Note the positions of the breaks in the legend). BMC 22 and 26; Weber 5553; Mionnet Supp. VI 181; SNG von Aulock 7685.TextImage
BMC 23Elaea, Aeolis, AE15. 133 BC-AD 14. 3.8 g. Head of Demeter right, hair long, wreathed with corn. / E-ΛAI-T-ΩN in two lines to left and right of a torch within a wreath of corn. (Note the positions of the breaks in the legend). BMC 23.TextImage
BMC 27Elaea, Aeolis, AE14. 133 BC-AD 14. 3.5 g. Head of Demeter right, hair long, wreathed with corn. / EΛ-AI-TΩ-N in two lines to left and right of a torch within a wreath of corn. (Note the positions of the breaks in the legend). BMC 27.TextImage
BMC 33Elaea, Aeolis. AE17. semi-autonomous issue, AD 161-192. 2.07 g. Bare-headed, draped, youthful male bust right, laurel branch behind head / EΛ-AI across fields, TΩN below, Bunch of four corn-ears and three poppies. BMC 33; BMC CGR8071.TextImage
BMC 36Elaea, Aeolis, AE14, semi-autonomous issue. 2nd century AD. 1.33 g, 7h). Bust of Athena right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet and aegis. / EΛAITΩN, Kalathos containing three poppies with two corn-ears hanging down to left and right. BMC 36; SNG Cop 186; Weber 5556; RPC III 1890.TextImage
BMC 39Elaea, Aeolis, AE14. Pseudo-autonomous issue. 98-192 AD. Helmeted head of Athena right, wearing aegis / EΛAITΩN, Telesphorus standing facing, wearing hooded cloak. BMC 39; SNG Cop 188-189.TextImage
BMC 1320650Elaea, Aeolis. AE17. semi-autonomous issue, AD 161-192. Magistrate P. Salonius. EΛAITΩN, youthful male head right / EΠI dot Π dot CAΛΩNIOY, basket containing two corn-ears and a poppy. BMC 1320650; BMC 38 var (magistrate); SNG Cop 191 var (ditto); Isegrim -; Mionnet -. Unpublished magistrate.TextImage
BMC CGR22198Elaea, Aeolia, AE, AD 161-192. 3.31 g. EΛAETΩN, turreted and draped bust of Tyche right / EΛAITΩN, basket containing two corn-ears and two poppies. BMC CGR22198; Paris 287; Vienna 16843.TextImage
CNG 494, 311Elaea, Aeolis, AE19, semi-autonomous issue. ca 2nd Century AD. 19.5mm, 2.52 g. Laureate head of Poseidon right. / EΛAITΩN, Nike standing right on ship's prow, oval countermark with inverted T or Y or anchor below. Apparently unpublished. CNG 494, 311.TextImage
Gorny 134, 1942Elaia, Aeolis, AE, semi-autonomous issue. ca. AD 172-192. 2.88 g. Bare head of youthful Dionysos right, thyrsos behind shoulder / EΛAITΩN, Demeter standing left, holding corn-ears and cornucopiae. Apparently unpublished. Gorny & Mosch 134, 1942.TextImage
Hunter 2Elaea, Aeolis, AE22, semi-autonomous issue, after 133 BC. Head of Demeter right, wreathed with corn. / EΛAITΩN, Athena standing right, holding spear and owl. AN in left field. SNG Cop. 178; SNG Turkey 4, 441; Hunter 2; Mionnet III, 91; Paris 194-295.TextImage
Imhoof 232-234Elaea, Aeolis, AE15. ΘEAN ΡOMHN, turreted draped bust of Roma right / EΠI MENANΔΡOY, kalathos with poppy head, corn-ears on either side. Imhoof, Monnaies Grecques 232 (obverse) and 234 (reverse).TextImage
Klein 331Elaea, Aeolis, AE11, 340-300 BC. 1.29 gr. Head of Athena left wearing Corinthian helmet / Barley corn, E in left field, all within olive-wreath. Klein 331 (this coin).TextImage
Mionnet 85Elaea, Aeolis, 340-300 BC. Prow of galley right, countermark above: diademed male head right / EΛAI within laurel wreath. Sear Greek 4202; Mionnet III, 85; Weber 5548; SNG Copenhagen 889-90 (all without countermark).TextImage
Mionnet 179cfElaea, Aeolis. AE15. Pseudo-autonomous, ca. 160-200 AD. Draped bust of young Dionysos (?) right, thyrsos (?) behind / EΛA-ITΩN, four corn-ears with three poppies between them. No ref. found, cf. Mionnet Supp. 6, 179.TextImage
Mionnet Supp. VI, 180Elaia, Aeolis, AE, semi-autonomous issue. ca. AD 172-192. 1.81 g. Bearded head of Herakles right, club behind shoulder / EΛAITΩN, tall basket or vase with three poppies and two corn-ears hanging down. Mionnet Supp. VI, 180; Paris 284; Pembroke 993.TextImage
RPC 2410Elaea, Aeolis, AE14, semi-autonomous issue. EΠI ΣΩKΡATOY, Head of Demeter right / E-ΛA IT-ΩN in two lines, torch within wreath. RPC I 2410 / BMC 29.TextImage
SNG Cop 164Elaea, Aeolis, AR Hemiobol. Late 5th century BC. Archaic head of Athena left, in crested helmet / E-Λ-A-I around olive wreath, all within slightly incuse square. SNG Cop 164.TextImage
SNG Cop 169Elaea, Aeolis. Ca 350-300 BC. AE 10mm. Helmeted head of Athena left / Barley-corn in olive wreath. TextImage
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SNG Cop 173Elaea, Aeolis, AE 15, ca. 300 BC. Helmeted head of Athena left / E-Λ to left and right of barley corn in olive wreath. ΔHMH below. SNG Cop 173; SNG von Aulock 1607.TextImage
SNG Cop 178Elaea, Aeolis, AE23, semi-autonomous issue, after 133 BC. Head of Demeter right, wreathed with corn. / EΛAITΩN, Athena standing right, holding spear and owl. AN in left field. SNG Cop. 178; SNG Turkey 4, 441; Hunter 2; Mionnet III, 91; Paris 194-295.TextImage
SNG Cop 179Elaea, Aeolis, AE19, 133-1 BC. 6.26 g. Head of Demeter right, wreathed in corn / EΛAITΩN, poppy within wreath of corn-ears. SNG Cop 179-180.TextImage
SNG Cop 181Elaea, Aeolis, AE18, 2nd-1st century BC. 4.1 g. Head of Demeter right, wreathed with corn-ears / EΛ-AI T-ΩN in two lines, torch within wreath of corn. SNG Munich 395; SNG Cop 181-185; Sear Greece 4206.TextImage
SNG Cop 186Elaia, Aeolis, AE14, semi-autonomous issue. ca. AD 172-192. 1.33 g. Helmeted bust of Athena right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet and aegis / EΛAITΩN, modius containing two corn-ears and three poppies. SNG Cop 186; Mionnet Supp. VI, 174.TextImage
SNG Cop 191Elaia, Aeolis, Imperial times, 2nd C. AD. AE17, 3.01 gr. EΛAITΩN, youthful male head of Elaia or Apollo right / EΠI ΠEΛΛΩNIOY, Modius or basket containing three corn-ears and poppies. SNG Cop 191; BMC 38.TextImage
SNG Fitz 4321Elaea, Aeolis AE15. Head of Herakles right, lionskin knotted around neck / EΛAITΩN, Telesphoros standing front in hooded cloak. SNG Fitzwilliam 4321; SNG Muenchen 414.TextImage
SNG Fitz 4323Elaia, Aeolis. AE20. Semi-autonomous issue, 27 BC-AD 100. Magistrate Kapitonos. Head of Demeter right, wreathed with corn and with her hair in a bun behind her head. / EΛAITΩN KAΠITΩNOC to right and left of Athena standing right, holding owl in outstretched right hand and spear in left. SNG Fitz. 4323; Leake AG 14; Mionnet III, 92.TextImage
SNG Munich 41Elaea, Aeolis, AE14, semi-autonomous issue. 2nd Century AD. 1.63 g. Helmeted bust of Athena right, wearing aegis. / EΛAITΩN, basket containing four poppies. SNG Munich 41; Yanik Thesis 18.TextImage
Traité 2089Elaia, Aeolis, AE10, civic issue. ca. 300 BC. 1.16 g. Helmeted head of Athena left / E-Λ, barley corn within olive wreath, unclear monogram below. Babelon Traité 2089; Mionnet Supp. VI, 176.TextImage
Weber 5557Elaea, Aeolis, AE20, semi-autonomous. ca. AD 196-260. IEΡA CYNKΛHTOC, draped bust of the Senate right / EΛAEITΛN, Asklepios standing front, looking left, resting on serpent-entwined staff. Weber 5557; Vienna 34583.TextImage
Winterthur 2810Elaia, Aiolis, AE13 civic issue. 450-300 BC. 2.09 g. Helmeted head of Athena left. / EΛAI-TΩN, owl standing facing on palm branch. Winterthur 2810.TextImage
AUGUSTUS
RPC 2398Augustus, AE19 of Elaea, Aeolis. 27 BC-AD 14. Magistrate Mnesitheos. EΛAITΩN behind bare head of Augustus right / EΠI MNHΣIΘEOY in two lines across fields, poppy between two (sometimes three) corn-ears. RPC I 2398; Paris 299; Waddington 1324; Cienna 34778; AMC I 1260.TextImage
RPC Supp 1, 2399-2Augustus, AE18 of Elaea, Aeolis. 27 BC-AD 14. 17.5 mm, 2.87 g. Magistrate P. Salonios. EΛAITΩN, Laureate and draped bust of Augustus right. / EΠI Π CAΛΩNIOY, basket containing poppy between two corn-ears. RPC Supp. 1. 2399/2 (printed version, but not in RPC online); Missere 285; SNG Munich 411 corr. (date).TextImage
CLAUDIUS
RPC 2401Claudius, AE17 of Elaea, Aeolis. AD 41-54, Magistrate Ti. Demetrios. 3.29 g. TIB KΛAYΔIOΣ KAIΣAΡ EΛAITΩN, bare head right / EΠI TI ΔHMHTΔIOY, basket with two corn-ears and a poppy. RPC I 2401; BMC 40; Paris 297 and 300; Waddington 1325; Vienna 16847; SNG Munich 421.TextImage
NERO
RPC 2403Nero, AE17 of Elaea, Aeolis. AD 50-54. 3.18 gr. Magistrate Zenodotos. NERΩN KAIΣAΡ, bare head left / EΠI ZHNOΔOTOY EΛAITΩN, poppy. RPC 2403; SNG Stockholm 2200; Imhoof 2 in RSN 1905; Paris 301.TextImage
RPC 2403 varNero as Caesar, AE18 of Elaea, Aeolis. Magistrate Zenodotos. AD 50-54. 2.35 g. NEΡΩNA KAIΣAΡ, bare head left. / EΠI ZHNOΔOTOY EΛAITΩN, poppy. Obv. legend var of RPC I 2403; Paris 301; Imhoof 2 in RSN 1902 and SNG Stockholm 2200 (all with NEΡΩN).TextImage
RPC 2405Nero. AE 20 mm of Elaea, Aeolis. AD 54-59. Magistrate Apfius. NEΡΩNA ΣEBAΣTON, bare head left / EΠI AΠΦIOY EΛAITΩN, corn-ears and poppy. RPC I 2405; Waddington 1326; Paris 302.TextImage
RPC 5462Nero AE 17mm of Aeolis, Elaea. Youthful head left / EΠI-ΔENTI-KΛOY-TO dot Γ in wreath. RPC I 5462 (uncertain mint); cf. RPC Supp. I pg. 50 for mint.TextImage
DOMITIAN
RPC 957ADomitian and Domitia, AE21 of Elaea, Aeolis. AD 81-96. 5.98 g. ΔOMITIANON CEBACTON.., laureate head of Domitian right, facing draped bust of Domitia left. / EΛAITΩN, Demeter standing left, holding corn-ears upright and torch. RPC II 957A; Naumann 81, 285.TextImage
TRAJAN
Imhoof GM 246Trajan, AE20 of Elaea, Aeolis. AYT NEΡ TΡAIANOC KAICAΡ CEBA ΓE, laureate head right / ΔHMHTΡOC, poppy between two corn-ears. Mionnet Supp. VI, 197; Imhoof GM 246.TextImage
HADRIAN
BMC 42Aeolis, Elaea. Hadrian AE16. AYTO TΡAIA AΔΡ, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / EΛAITΩN. Basket containing ears of corn & poppy-heads. BMC 42; SNG von Aulock 1611; SNG München 424.TextImage
Mionnet III, 102Hadrian and Sabina, AE19 of Elaea, Aeolis. AD 117-138. 5.30 g. AYTO TΡAI AΔΡIANOC CABEINA.., laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian right, facing the draped bust of Sabina left / EΛAITΩN, Half-length draped bust of Demeter right, holding corn-ears. Mionnet III 102; Righetti Collection 5748.TextImage
SNG vA 7686Hadrian, AE16 of Elaea, Aeolis, 2.3g. AYTO TΡAI AΔΡI, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / EΛAITΩN, basket containing corn-ears and poppy heads. SNG v Aulock 7686.TextImage
Waddington 1238Hadrian AE15 of Elaea, Aeolis. AD 117-138. 2.68g. AY TΡAIA AΔΡIANOC, laureate, cuirassed bust right. / EΛAITΩN, poppy between four corn-ears. Waddington 1238; Paris 305-306; SNG Cop 195; SNG Munich 423; RPC III, 1887.TextImage
MARCUS AURELIUS
BMC 44Marcus Aurelius, AE34 of Elaea, Aeolis. AD 161-180. 21.74g. AY KAI M AYΡ ANTΩNINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from the back / EΠI CTΡA (upside down at centre left) ΠΛOKAMOY around, EΛAITΩN (below), Hades in galloping quadriga left, carrying off the struggling Persephone, holding corn-ears, overturned basket below. BMC 44.TextImage
BMC 45Marcus Aurelius, AE34 of Elaea, Aeolis. AD 161-180. 21.79 g. AY K M AYΡHΛIOC ANTΩNINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / EΠI CTΡ ΠEΛΛΩNIOY NEOY EΛAITΩN, Asklepios standing front, looking left, leaning on serpent-entwined staff, two corn-ears and a poppy in left field, olive tree in right field. BMC 45.TextImage
LUCIUS VERUS
BMC 46Lucius Verus, AE15 of Elaea, Aeolis. AD 161-169. 2.15 g. ΛOYKIOC KAICAΡ, bare head right / EΛAITΩN, basket with four corn-ears and a poppy. BMC 46; SNG von Aulock 1612; SNG Cop. 197; Lindgren III 330.TextImage
BMC 46 (2)Lucius Verus (or Marcus Aurelius?), AE14 of Elaea, Aeolis. ΛOYKIOC KAICAΡ, bare head right. / EΛAITΩN, basket containing poppy and four ears of corn. BMC 46; SNG Cop 196-197, Imhoof MG 235; McClean 7943; Paris 298; Paris Delepierre 9; SNG Munich 427-428; SNG von Aulock 1612; Lindgren III, 330; Winsemann 1112; Leypold I 513.TextImage
LUCILLA
BMC 1975-4-11-210Lucilla, AE17 of Elaea, Aeolis. Before AD 183. 2.76 gr. ΛOYKIΛΛA CEB, draped bust left / EΛAITΩN, two poppies between three corn-ears. BMC 1975-4-11-210; Vossen 3018.TextImage
COMMODUS
BMC 47Commodus, AE17 of Elaea, Aeolis. AVT K Λ AV-Ρ KOMOΔOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / EΛAITΩN, Crispina as Demeter, bust right, holding corn-ears and poppy. BMC 47; SNG von Aulock 1614-1615.TextImage
BMC 49Commodus AE21 of Aeolis, Elaea. AV K Λ AVΡ KOMO, laureate draped bust right / EΛAITΩN, flaming altar between two torches, each with serpent climbing up. TextImage
GM 134, 1950Commodus AE26 of Elaea, Aeolis. AD 177-192. Magistrate Ascheimos. AY KAI M AYΠH KOMMOΔOC, laureate head right. / CTΡ ACXEIMO EΛAITΩN, Veiled female deity standing left by altar, holding patera and resting left elbow on a column. Unpublished. Gorny & Mosch 134, lot 1950.TextImage
Leypold 515Commodus AE 18 of Elaea, Aeolis. AY KAI KOMMOΔO, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / EΛAITΩN, draped bust of Crispina as Demeter, right, holding corn-ears and poppy in left hand. Leypold I, 515; SNG Munich 431; SNG Righetti 822; SNG Cop 199; Mionnet VI, 204; Paris 321.TextImage
Lindgren III 330ACommodus, AE18 of Elaea, Aeolis. AD 177-192. AY KAI KOMMOΔO-C, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right/ EΛAITΩN, Demeter standing left by altar, holding corn-ears and torch. Lindgren III 330A.TextImage
Lindgren 330A varCommodus, AE26 of Elaea, Aeolis. AV K M..KOMMOΔOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / EΛAITΩN, Demeter standing left, holding corn-ears and sceptre. Lindgren III 330A var (no altar).TextImage
SNG Fitz 4324Commodus, AE40 of Elaea, Aeolis. AD 177-192. Magistrate Ti. Fl. Pyramos. AYT K M AYΡ KOMMOΔOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / EΠI CTΡA TI ΦΛ ΠYΡAMOY B EΛAITΩN, Hades in galloping quadriga right, carrying off the struggling Persephone, basket beneath the horses. SNG Fitz. 4324; Leake 7723; Paris 323.TextImage
SNG Righetti 821Commodus, AE41 of Elaea, Aeolis. AD 177-192. Magistrate L. Castrischinus. 39.23 g. AY KAI M AYΡH KOMMOΔOC, kaureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / CTΡA Λ KACTΡICXEINO around, EΛAITΩN TO B in two lines below, emperor on horseback riding right, raising right hand, being crowned by Nike walking right behing him, bound captive sitting left at the base of a trophy in right field. SNG Righetti 821; Kapossy GM 95; (same but ca 55 g. = SNG von Aulock 7687; Franke KZR 42).TextImage
SNG vA 1613Commodus, AE41 of Elaea, Aeolis. AD 177-192. 42.73 g. Magistrate L. Castrischinus. AY KAI Λ M AIΛ AYΛ KOMMOΔOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / CTΡA Λ KACTΡICXEINO around, EΛAITΩN TO B below, Athena seated right, holding serpent-entwined olive tree, facing Zeus, seated left, holding patera and sceptre. SNG von Aulock 1613.TextImage
Winterthur 2816Commodus as Caesar, AE15 of Elaea, Aeolis. AD 175-177. KOMOΔOC KAICAΡ, bare head right. / EΛAITΩN, modius containing four corn-ears and two poppies. Winterthur 2816; SNG Cop 196; Paris 315; Waddington 1330.TextImage
CRISPINA
Helios 5, 699Crispina, AE of Elaea, Aeolis. 10.57 g. BΡOUTIA KΡICΠINA, draped bust right / EΠI CTΡA AYΡ ΔOΡYΛAOY EΛAIT, kantharos on altar between two burning, serpent-entwined torches. RPC online -; BMC 49 var (Commodus). Helios 5, 699.TextImage
SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
BMC 51Septimius Severus, AE medallion of Elaea, Aeolis. AD 193-211. Magistrate L. Hirrios Zenon. 53.78 g. AY KAI Λ CEΠTI CEOYHΡOC ΠEΡ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / EΠI CTΡATHΓOY ΛIΡΡIOY ZHNΩNOC EΛAITΩN, emperor on horseback riding right, raising right hand, trophy to right with bound captive sitting left at its base. BMC 51; SNG von Aulock 1616; Prowe III 733 (this coin); Niggeler I 612 (ditto); Prince Waldeck coll. 665 (ditto).TextImage
JULIA DOMNA
Paris 328Julia Domna, AE19 of Elaea, Aeolis. 3.53 mm. IOY ΔOMNA CEBA, draped bust right / EΛAITΩN, Hygieia standing left, feeding serpent in arms. Paris 328.TextImage
SNG vA 1617Julia Domna, Elaea, Aeolis AE18. IOY ΔOMNA CEB, draped bust right / EΛAITΩN, Asklepios standing facing, holding serpent-entwined staff. SNG v.Aulock 1617; Lindgren 331; Mionnet 215.TextImage
HERENNIA ETRUSCILLA
Allianoi G VIII b2Herennia Etruscilla AE29 of Elaea, Aeolis. 12.2 g. AD 249-251. Magistrate Dorylaos. EΡEN ETΡOYKIΛΛA CEB, draped bust right / EΠI ΔOΡYΛAOY EΛAEITΩN, emperor standing left by an altar beneath a tree, holding patera and parazonium. Allianoi Hoard G-VIII-b2, otherwise unpublished reverse for Herennia. Var of BMC 55 and SNG Cop (this reverse for Herennius Etruscus).TextImage
Entry for Elaea on the Digital Historia Numorum
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