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Ancient Coinage of Arabia, Bostra



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TRAJAN
Kindler 5Arabia Petraea, Bostra. Trajan. A.D. 98-117. AE 30 mm (22.39 g). COS 5 (A.D. 103-111). Laureate bust right, slight drapery on far shoulder / DHMARX EX UPAT T E, Head of Zeus-Ammon right. Kindler 5; BMC p. 59, 112 (Caesarea).TextImage
SNG ANS 1159Trajan AR Drachm of Bostra, Arabia, or Caesarea, Cappadocia. COS 6 = 112-117 AD. AVTOKP KAIC NER TRAIANO APICTW CEB GERM DAK, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / DHMARC EX UPATO V, Bactrian (two-humped) camel advancing left. BMC 65, Metcalf 20-21.TextObvRev
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Sydenham 184Trajan, AR drachm of Bostra, Arabia. 18mm. AD 113-114. AYTOKR KAIC NER TRAIAN CEB GERM, Laureate head right, slight drapery on left shoulder / DHMARX EX IC YPAT S, Arabia standing left holding branch and bundle of cinnamon sticks, camel to left. Sydenham 184 (under Caesarea).TextImage
Sydenham 185Trajan, AR drachm of Bostra, Arabia. 18mm. AD 114. AYTOKR KAIC NER TRAIAN CEB GERM, Laureate head right, slight drapery on left shoulder / DHMARX EX IZ YPAT S, Arabia standing left holding branch and bundle of cinnamon sticks, camel to left. Sydenham 185 (under Caesarea).TextImage
HADRIAN
Spij. 1Hadrian, AE20 of Bostra, Syria. Laureate head of Hadrian right / ARABIA beneath bust of Arabia half right, wearing turreted crown and mantle, blown out by the wind, holding small figure of a seated child before her in each hand. Spijkerman 1-2.TextImage
ANTONINUS PIUS
Spijkerman 9Antoninus Pius AE17 mm of Bostra, Decapolis. AVT K CEB OЄ_, laureate head right / Camel standing right. BOC below.TextImage
Spijkerman 8 Antoninus Pius, AE26, Bostra, Arabia. 138161 AD. AUTOKR KAIS ANTWNINW SEB EUSEBE I, laureate head right / T-UCH NEAS TRA-IANHS BOS-TRAS, temple with two columns enclosing statue of Tyche-Athena-Allath standing, left, wearing helmet, holding patera over horned altar & spear; shield beside her; to left above, a star. TextImage
SNG ANS 1169Antoninus Pius AE 31mm of Bostra, in the Syrian Decapolis, Legion III Cyrenaica. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate head right / LEG III CYR, bust of Zeus-Ammon right. Hollard 8, Kindler 19. TextImage
FAUSTINA I
BMC 6Bostra. Faustina Sr AE17. QEA F AVCTEINA, veiled & draped bust right / TVXHNEAC TPAIANEC BOCTPAC, City-goddess standing facing, head left, holding sceptre & resting left hand on hip, foot resting on unclear, crouching figure. Kindler, Bostra 8; Spijkerman 11-13; BMC 7-9.TextImage
COMMODUS
Spij. 31Commodus AE11 of Bostra, Arabia Petraea. Laureate head right / Camel with one hump, walking right.TextImage
Spij. 31Commodus AE 19mm Semis of Bostra, Decapolis, Syria. AV KOMMO ANTWNINO, laureate head right / NTPA BOCTPA, Arabian camel advancing right. Kindler 21, Rosenberger 23, SNG ANS 1195.TextImage
SNG ANS 1195Commodus, AE17 of Bostra, Arabia Petraea. AV KOMODO ANTWINO, laureate head right / NETR BOCTRA, Baktrian camel walking right. Kindler 21. Spijkerman 31. SNG ANS 1195.TextImage
JULIA DOMNA
Spijkerman 36Julia Domna AE 26mm of Bostra in the Syrian Decapolis. Dated CY 104 = 209/10 AD. Draped bust right / Tetrastyle temple with statue of Tyche holding sceptre & cornucopiae, figure at feet; date to right. Kindler 27, SNGANS 1204.TextImage
SEVERUS ALEXANDER
SNG ANS 1224Severus Alexander AE20 of Arabia, Bostra. IMP CAES M AVR SEV ALEXANDER AVG, laureate bust right / COLONIA BOSTRA, draped bust of Zeus-Ammon right wearing solar disk. Lindgren 2536.Text
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SNG Cop 144Severus Alexander. AE20 of Bostra, Arabia. IMP CAES M AVR SEV ALEXANDER AVG, laureate head right / COLONIA BOSTRA, turreted head of Tyche left, cornucopiae behind. BMC Arabia, 22; SNG ANS 1218-1221; SNG Cop 144.TextImage
Spij. 49Severus Alexander, AE 18mm of Bostra, Arabia. IMP CAES M AVR SEV ALEXANDER AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / COLONIA BOSTRA, Marsyas standing right, wine-skin over shoulder, raising right hand. Spijkerman 49; Sear SGI 3380 var (legends).TextImage
JULIA MAMAEA
SNG ANS 1231Julia Mamaea AE21 of Bostra in the Syrian Decapolis. IVLIA MAMAEA AVGVSTA, draped bust right / COLONIA BOSTRA, bust of Tyche left, cornucopia behind shoulder.TextImage
SNG ANS 1237Julia Mamaea AE19 of Syria, Decapolis, Bostra. IVLIA MAMAEA AVGVSTA, draped bust right / COLONIA BOSTRA, bust of Zeus-Ammon right.TextImage
Spij. 54Julia Mamaea, AE22 of Bostra, Arabia. 222-235 AD. IVLIA MAMAEA AVGVSTA, diademed draped bust right / COLONIA BOSTRA, Turreted and draped bust of Tyche left, cornucopia over shoulder. Kindler 40; Spijkerman 54; Rosenberger 46; SNG ANS 1231.TextImage
PHILIP I
Spij. 60Philip I, AE of Bostra, Arabia. 15.75 gr. MARC IVL PHILIPPOS CESAR, radiate, draped bust right / COL METROPOLIS BOSTRA around, AKTI A DOY CARIA in three lines within laurel wreath. Spijkerman 60. Rosenberger 52.TextImage
PHILIP II
SNGANS 1247Philip II, AE28 of Bostra, Arabia Petraea. 247-249 C.E. 245-246 AD. MAR C IVL PHILIPPOS CESAR, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / COL METROPOLIS BOSTRA around AKTI / ADOU / CARIA, legend in three lines within wreath. Kindler 46; Spijkerman 59; SNG ANS 1247.TextImage
See also:Entry for Bostra on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Bosra in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum
Search for Bostra at AncientImports.com
Search for Bostra at Incitatus Coins

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