Ancient Coinage of Aeolis, Temnos



A small town near the River Hermus. During the reign of Tiberius it was destroyed by an earthquake; and by Pliny's time it was no longer inhabited, although it was later rebuilt.

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CIVIC AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
BMC 5Temnos, Aeolis, AE12, 3rd-1st century BC. Head of young Dionysos right, wearing ivy wreath / T-A, bunch of grapes on vine. SNG Cop 256; Lindgren I 415; SNG Stockholm 2221; BMC 5.TextImage
BMC 10Temnus, Aeolis. AE 18mm; 3.83g. 2nd- 1st c. BC. Head of youthful Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy / ΔH, TA to left and right of Athena standing left, holding Nike and bunch of grapes, shield on ground behind her. BMC 10.TextImage
BMC 11Temnos, Aeolis. AE17, ca AD 200. 2.28 g. THMNITΩN, Aphrodite standing right, leaning left elbow on a columnm and holding a mirror whilst dressing her hair / EΠI ZΩIΛOY, river-god, reclining left. BMC 11 corr (description); Birch Inedita (1844), 2 (ditto); Imhoof "Paphlagonien..", XXIII; Mionnet IV, 455 corr. (city).TextImage
BMC 13Temnos, Aeolis, AE28, semi-autonomous issue. AD 222-235. Magistrate Smaragdos. 8.94 g. IEΡA CYNKΛHTOC, draped bust of the Senate right. / CTΡ CMAΡAΓΔOY THMNEITΩN, Two Nemeses standing facing each other. BMC 13; Mionnet III, 163; SNG Cop 269; Braunschweig 1000 (this coin).TextImage
BMC 14Temnos, Aeolis, AE24 semi-autonomous issue. AD 222-235. 23.5 mm, 6.18 g. Magistrate Stratoneikianos. IEΡA CYNKΛHTOC, bare-headed, draped bust of the Senate right. / C AY CTΡATONEIKIANOY THMN, two Nemesis standing, each with hand raised to mouth. BMC 14.TextImage
BMC 16Temnos, Aeolis, AE24 semi-autonomous issue. AD 238-244. 6.92 g. Magistrate Neikostratos. IEΡA CYNKΛHTOC, bare-headed, draped bust of the Senate right. / CT AY NEIKOCTΡATOY THMN, two Nemesis standing facing each other, each drawing drapery away from their shoulders. BMC 16; SNG Righetti 825; SNG Tuebingen 2715.TextImage
BMC 17Temnos, Aeolis, AE24 semi-autonomous issue. AD 244-249. 5.98 g. Magistrate Antoninus. IEΡA CYNKΛHTOC, bare-headed, draped bust of the Senate right. / EΠ CTΡ ANTΩNEINOY THMNEIT, two Nemesis standing facing each other, each drawing drapery away from their shoulders. BMC 17; SNG Cop 272.TextImage
BMC 18Temnos, Aeolis AE20 semi-autonomous issue. AD 253-268. THMNOC, turreted draped bust of Tyche of Temnos right. / THMNEITΩN, Tyche standing left holding rudder and cornucopiae. BMC 18-21; SNG Cop 274-275; SNG von Aulock 1677; SNG Righetti 824; Mionnet III, 157-158; Lindgren I 416; SNG Tuebingen 2716-2717.TextImage
Imhoof KM 2 varTemnus?, Aeolis. AE10. 3rd century BC. 1.1 g. Youthful male head right, wearing helmet or pileus / TAM beneath lion crouching left, preparing to spring. Imhoof (Uncertain mints), KM 2 var (position of legend); Gitbud & Naumann HA1671.TextImage
Naville 15, 247Temnos, Aeolis, AE24 semi-autonomous issue. AD 253-268. 7.37 g. IEΡA CYNKΛHTOC, bare-headed, draped bust of the Senate right. / THMNEITΩN, two Nemeses facing each other, each with their hand to their mouths. Unpublished rev. legend. Naville 15, 247.TextImage
RPC 2447Temnos, Aeolis, AE. Time of Augustus. Proconsul Asinius Gallus. 6-5 BC. 4.31 g. AΣINIOC ΓAΛΛOC AΓNOΣ, head of Asinius Gallus right / TAMNITAN AΠOΛΛAC ΦAINIOY, head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy. RPC I 2447; BMC 24-26; Paris 422; Waddington 1350; SNG Cop 276; SNG Munich 626-627; Lindgren I A418A; Rhousopoulos 3579.TextImage
Schindel 28Temnus, Aeolis, AE15 Autonomous Issue. 200-100 BC. 2.1 g. Helmeted bust of Athena right, with aegis. / THMN–EITΩN, Aphrodite standing left, holding apple and hem of robe. Efes Müzesi, 222-24-83; Schindel 28 in "Hanghaus 2 in Ephesos Die Wohneinheit 6".TextImage
SNG Cop 246Temnos, Aeolis, AE 10mm, 1.41g, 4th-3rd c. BC. Bearded, laureate head of Dionysos left / TA to left and right of bunch of grapes on vine with leaves. SNG Cop 246, Plant 1850, BMC 1; Winterthur 2851.TextImage
SNG Cop 261Temnos, Aeolis, AE12. 200-100 BC. 2nd cent BC. 1.88gr. Head of Athena right, wearing Corinthian helmet / Φ-Z T-A in two lines across fields, Ares or Athena Promachos, in short chiton, standing right, wielding spear and holding shield on left arm. SNG von Aulock 1675; Lindgren I, 417; SNG Cop. 261.TextImage
SNG Cop 262Temnos, Aeolis AE15, 2nd-1st cent BC. Head of young Dionysos wreathed by ivy right / Δ-H T-A, in two lines across fields, Athena standing, holding in right hand bunch of grapes, holding spear over right shoulder; serpent behind. SNG Copenhagen 262.TextImage
SNG Righetti 824Temnos, Aeolis, AE18, semi-autonomous issue. AD 253-268. 3.22 g. THMNOC, turreted and draped bust of Tyche right. / THMNEITΩN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. SNG Righetti 824; BMC -18-21; Amsterdam 51; Lindgren I 416; SNG Cop 274-275; SNG von Aulock 1677; SNG Tuebingen 2716-2717.TextImage
SNG vA 1671Temnos, Aeolis, AE22. ca 300-250 BC. AE (4.47g). Head of young Dionysos right, wearing ivy wreath / Grape bunch within wreath. SNG von Aulock 1671; SNG München 603; Klein, KM 49, 343.TextImage
SNG vA 1672vTemnos, Aeolis, AE11, 1.43 g. 300-100 BC. Head of youthful Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy / T-A, bunch of grapes, flower in left field, monogram in right field. von Aulock 1672-1673 var (weight, size); SNG Stockholm 2222 var (ditto).TextImage
Traite 2073Temnos, Aeolis, AR obol or diobol. 10mm, 0.86 g. 4th c. BC. Laureate head of Apollo left. / T-A, kantharos. Traité II-2, 2073; Wroth 18 in NC 1899.TextImage
AUGUSTUS
RPC 2446Augustus AE18 of Temnos, Aeolis. Magistrate Apollas, son Of Phainios. KAIΣAΡ ΣEBAΣTOΣ ΠΛOYΣIAΣ YΠTHAΣ, bare head of Augustus right / AΠOΛΛAΣ ΦAINIOY TAMNITAN, Athena standing left holding spear, shield and statuette of Nike. RPC 2446; BMC 27; SNG Cop. 277.TextImage
DOMITIAN
RPC Supp 3, II 980ADomitian, AE19 of Temnos, Aeolis. AD 69-81. 4.47 g. ΔOMITIANOC KAICAΡ, laureate head right / EΠI ΔIONYCOΔΩΡOY AΓNOY ΦIΛOΠATΡIΔOC THMNI, Dionysos, naked, standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos. RPC S3-II-980A.TextImage
DOMITIA
RPC II 982Domitia, AE25 of Temnos, Aeolis. AD 82-96. Magistrate Zwilos son of Poleos. 9.14 g. ΔOMITIA CEBACTH, draped bust right. / EΠI ZΩIΛOY YIOY ΠOΛEΩC THMNITΩN CTΡATHΓOY, Athena staanding left, holding Nike and spear, shield at her side. RPC II 982; BMC 30; Imhoof GRM 1.TextImage
JULIA TITI
RPC 981Julia Titi, AE16 of Temnos, Aeolis. AD 79-90. Magistrate Hagnus Philopatris. IOYΛIA CEBACTH, draped bust right / EΠI AΓNOY THMNI, Athena standing left, holding Nike and spear and resting left hand on shield. RPC II 981; Imhoof KM 1; Mionnet III, 168 corr.TextImage
LUCIUS VERUS
Imhoof KM 2Lucius Verus as Caesar, AE16 of Temnos, Aeolis. AD 161-169. Magistrate Polyneikos. ΛOYKIOC KAI (clockwise from upper right), bare-headed, draped bust right. / CTΡ ΠOΛYNEIKOY TH, Kybele seated left, holding patera and resting elbow on tympanum, lion at foot left. Imhoof KM 2; Winterthur 2858.TextImage
CRISPINA
LHS 102, 400Crispina AE28 of Temnus, Aeolis. 14.94 g. KΡICΠEINA CEBACTH, draped bust right. / EΠI CTΡ AΠOΛΛΩNIOY AMAΛΩ THMNEITΩN, Apollo standing facing, looking left, resting left hand on lyre set on a tall column and holding a small round object with a square top in his right over a thymiaterion at foot left. Unpublished. LHS 102, 400.TextImage
GETA
Mionnet III, 173Geta, AE25 of Temnus, Aeolis. AD 198-209. 9.44 g. Magistrate Asklepitre. Λ CEΠ ΓETAC KAICAΡ, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right / EΠI CTΠA ACKΛHΠITΡE TH-MN-EI-TΩ-N, Athena standing left, holding patera and spear, resting left hand on shield. Mionnet III, 173; Kraft pl. 74, 3b.TextImage
Mionnet Supp VI, 269Geta, AE16 of Temnus, Aeolis. 209-212. 3.02 g. CE ΓETAC KAI, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right / THMNEITΩN, doe standing right. Mionnet Supp VI, 269.TextImage
Paris 429Geta, AE16 of Temnos, Aeolis. AD 198-209). 2.15 g. Π CE ΓETAC, bare-headed, draped bust right / THMNEITΩN. Stag or goat standing right. Paris 429; Mionnet Supp. 6, 269.TextImage
JULIA MAMAEA
Mionnet Supp VI, 275Julia Mamaea, AE33 of Temnos, Aeolis. AD 222-235. 17.25 g. IOYΛIA MAMEA CEB, diademed and draped bust right / EΠI CTΡA CMAΡAΓΔOY THMNEI-TΩ-N, Dionysos, loins draped (long), standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos, panther at foot left. Mionnet Supp. VI, 275; Righetti Coll 383.TextImage
GORDIAN III
Paris 438Gordian III, AE21 of Temnus, Aeolis, AD 238-244. 4.55 g. A K M ANT ΓOΡΔIANOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / THMNEITΩN, Herakles, naked, standing left, lionskin draped over his left arm, holding kantharos and club. Paris 438; BMC 35; SNG Cop 279; RPC VII 343.TextImage
Paris 441Gordian III, AE36 of Temnus, Aeolis. AD 238-244. Magistrate Au. Stratoneikianos. 15.83 g. Reverse legend tooled and altered. AY KAI M ANT ΓOΡΔIANOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / CT AY CTΡAEONEIKIAN ΦY TO B BAHNNEITAN, Asklepios standing front, looking left, leaning on serpent-entwined staff. Paris 441; RPC VII 341.5 corr. (rev. legend).TextImage
Paris 442Gordian III, AE35 of Temnus, Aeolis. AD 238-244. Magistrate Au. Stratoneikianos. 18.5 g. AY KAI M ANT ΓOΡΔIANOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / CT AY CTΡATONEIKIANOY TO B THMNEITΩN in two lines around Asklepios standing front, looking left, leaning on serpent-entwined staff. Paris 442; Waddington 1353; SNG Cop 278; Mabbott 1439; RPC VII 341.TextImage
OTACILIA SEVERA
Chaix 470Otacilia Severa, AE20 of Temnos, Aeolis. AD 244-249. M ΩTAKIΛ CEOYHΡA, diademed and draped bust right / THMNEITΩN, Herakles Bibax standing left, holding kantharos, club and lionskin. Chaix 470 ("1100 monnaies.."); Mionnet Supp VI 289 var (obv. legend).TextImage
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