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Ancient Coinage of Arkadia, Mantineia

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BMC 1Mantinea, Arkadia, AR triobol. ca 490-480 BC. 2.91 g. Bear walking left on dotted groundline, countermark of star on shoulder / M-A, incuse square consisting of two rectangles separated by a bar, each with a small deep incuse at opposite ends. BMC 1; Traité I 1236.TextImage
BMC 2Mantinea, Arkadia, AR Triobol. ca 490-470 BC. 2.46 g. Bear (the transformed nymph Kallisto) walking left with open jaws / M-A, three acorns arranged in a triangle, oak leaf on the left, all within a triangular incuse. BMC 2; BCD Pelop 1449; Traité III-2 , 954.TextImage
BMC 6Mantinea, Arkadia, AR Drachm. ca 370 BC. 5.42 g. MANTI, male figure (sometimes described as Ulysses) standing right, wearing a short, belted chiton, boots and pileus, holding a spear in each hand, about to drop one point downwards into the ground, ship's ram at foot / The altar of Arcas surmounted by the busts of the Dioskuri, one holding a spear over his shoulder, the other raising his right hand. BMC 6; Traité III-2 , 957; SNG Cop. 246.TextImage
BMC 7Mantinea, Arkadia, AR Obol. 420-385 BC. 8mm, 0.94 g. Acorn / Large M within incuse square. BMC 7; Traite II-3 959 var (has MAN below); BCD Pelop. 1472.1; HGC 901.TextImage
BMC 12Mantinea, Arkadia, AR Tritetartemorion. ca 420-386 BC. 0.7 g. MAN (anticlockwise), three acorns arranged in a triangle, outwards / TTT (value mark) arranged with their bases inwards. BMC 12; Traité 961.TextImage
BMC 14Mantinea, Arkadia, AR hemiobol. ca 420-385 BC. 0.34 g. Acorn / MAN (retrograde), large E, Δ in right field. BMC 14.TextImage
BMC 15Mantinea, Arkadia, AR drachm. ca 330-320 BC. 5.14 g. Helmeted head of Lykaon right / MANTI bare head of Kallisto right, her hair falling free. BMC 15; Traité III-2, 965; Jameson 2513.TextImage
BMC 16Mantinea, Arkadia, AR triobol. ca 370-240 BC. 2.61 g. MANT, Helmeted head of Athena right / Head of Kallisto right. BMC 16; Traité 966; BCD Pelop. 1480.TextImage
BMC 17Mantinea, Arkadia, AR obol. ca 340-320 BC. 12mm, 0.63 g. Helmeted head of Athena right / Large M within dotted circle. BMC 17; Traite II-3, 968; BCD Pelop. 1483; HGC 902.TextImage
BMC 18Mantinea, Arkadia, AE14 Chalkous. ca 370-360 BC. 1.99 g. Male figure (sometimes described as Ulysses) standing right, wearing a short, belted chiton, boots and pileus, holding a spear in each hand, about to drop one of them point downwards into the ground, ship's ram at foot / M-A-N, Altar surmounted by a Corinthian helmet right. BMC 18; Traité III-2, 971; Imhoof MG 240.TextImage
BMC 19Mantinea, Arkadia, AE16 Dichalkon, ca 300-250 BC. 1.95 g. Helmeted head of Athena right / MAN, Poseidon seated left on rock, holding dolphin and trident. BMC 19; BCD Pelop. 1487-1488; SNG Cop 252.TextImage
BMC 20Mantinea, Arkadia, AE chalkos. ca 340-320 BC. 2.11 g. Helmeted head of Athena right / MAN, trident head. BMC 20-23; BCD Pelop. 1485.3.TextImage
BMC 24Mantinea, Arkadia, AE trichalkon. ca 300-270 BC. 2.93 g. Helmeted head of Athena right / MAN, Poseidon standing left, wielding trident above his head. BMC 24; BCD Peloponnesos 1486.TextImage
BMC 27Mantinea, Arkadia, AR Hemidrachm. ca 465-460 BC. 2.96 g. Zeus Lykaios, seated left on low throne with footrest and swan’s head at the top of the backrest, holding thunderbolt and sceptre. Eagle flying right in left field / Head of Kallisto left, hair in a sakkos and wearing a necklace, all within incuse square. BMC 27; Williams II, 112.TextImage
Boston 1242Mantinea, Arkadia, AR Hemidrachm. ca 465-460 BC. 3.06 g. Zeus Lykaios, seated left on low throne with footrest and swan’s head at the top of the backrest, holding thunderbolt and sceptre. Eagle flying right in left field / Head of Kallisto right, hair in a sakkos and wearing a simple necklace with a pendant; all within incuse square. Boston BMFA 1242 (same dies).TextImage
Clerk 197Achaean League, Arkadia, Mantinea AR Hemidrachm. ca 188-180 BC. Head of Zeus right / AX monogram, M-A-N, CΩ, all within laurel wreath. Agrinion-370-92, BMC 107.TextImage
HGC 901Mantinea, Arkadia, AR obol. ca 420-385 BC. 11mm, 0.87 g. Acorn, two ivy leaves in left field / Large M, MAN below. BCD Peloponnesos 1472.3; HGC 901.TextImage
Jameson 1261Mantinea, Arkadia, AR triobol. ca 490-480 BC. 2.98 g. Bear walking left on dotted groundline, countermark of star on shoulder / M-A, dolphin swimming right within a dotted square, all within an incuse square. Jameson 1261 (this coin); Traité II-1, 1238; SNG Fitz. 3881.TextImage
Leu 96, 1469Mantinea, Arkadia, AR hemiobol. ca 490-480 BC. 0.27 g. Head of Zeus left, hair bound in a taenia / Head of Hermes right, wearing high petatos (or helmeted head right?). Apparently unpublished. Leu 96, 1469.TextImage
Traité 958 Arkadia, Mantineia AR Obol. ca 5th Century BC. Acorn / MAN-TI, horse's head right. Traité III-2, 958.TextImage
Traité 969-970Mantinea, Arkadia, AE dichalkon. ca 370 BC. 6.26 g. Helmeted head of Athena right / MANT or MANTI, male figure (sometimes described as Ulysses) standing right, wearing a short, belted chiton, boots and pileus, holding a spear in each hand, about to drop one of them point downwards into the ground, ship's ram at foot. Traité III-2 , 969 (MANT)-970 (MANTI); BCD Pelop. 1477 (same dies).TextImage
ROMAN PROVINCIAL ISSUES
ANTINOUS
Blum 7Antinous, AE27 of Mantinea, Arkadia. 27mm, 12.19 g. AD 134. Magistrate Vetourios. BE-TOYΡIOC, bare head right / TOIC AΡKACI, horse trotting right, one foreleg raised. Blum 7; BCD Pelop. 1495 = RPC III 330.10 (this coin).TextImage
Martinetti 2051Antinous, ca AD 130. Mantinea, Arcadia, AE41 medallion, 39.30 g. BETOY PIOC, bare-headed bust of Antinous left, head slightly lowered / TOIC ARKACI, horse walking right on exergual line, left foreleg raised. Martinetti & Nervegna Coll. 2051.TextImage
SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
BCD 1503Septimius Severus, AE22 of Mantinea, Arkadia. AD 193-211. 4.81 g. Λ CEΠ CEOYHΡOC, laureate head right / MANTINEΩN, Poseidon riding right on two hippocamps, holding trident downwards, before the animals is Pelops, naked, walking right towards a tree, looking back. TΡA monogram at upper right. BCD (LHS) 1503.TextImage
BCD 1509,2Septimius Severus, AE23 of Mantinea, Arkadia. AD 193-211. 2.55 g. Λ CEΠ CEOYHΡOC, laureate head right / MANTINEΩN, Dionysus standing left, resting arm on tree trunk, holding bunch of grapes, panther at foot left. BCD Pelop. 1509.2.TextImage
BCD 1510Septimius Severus, AE23 of Mantinea, Arkadia. AD 198-205. 5.94 g. Laureate, cuirassed bust right / MANTINEΩN, Apollo standing front, holding plectrum or patera and resting left elbow on a lyre set on a column to right. BCD 1510.TextImage
CNG 349, 255Septimius Severus, AE23 of Mantinea, Arkadia. Λ CEΠ CEOYHΡOC ΠEΡ, laureate head right / MANTINEΩN, Tyche or Juno, turreted, seated left, holding patera and sceptre. Apparently unpublished. CNG 349, 255.TextImage
Mionnet Supp 4, 48Septimius Severus, AE21 of Mantinea, Arkadia. AD 193-211. 6.59 g. Λ CEΠ CEOYHΡOC, laureate head right / MANTINEΩN, Tyche standing left by altar, holding patera and cornucopiae. Mionnet Supp. IV, 48; BCD Pelop. 1509.1.TextImage
JULIA DOMNA
BCD 1504Julia Domna, AE23 of Mantinea, Arkadia. AD 198-205. 5.72 g. IOYΛIA ΔOMNA CE, draped bust right / MANTINEΩN, Tyche, turreted, standing left by altar, holding patera and cornucopiae. BCD 1504.TextImage
CARACALLA
BCD 1505Caracalla, AE22 of Mantinea, Arkadia. AD 198-205. 5.26 g. MAΡ AYΡH ANTΩNI, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / MANTINEΩN, Artemis striding right, holding bow and reaching for an arrow from the quiver at her shoulder, hound running right at foot. BCD 1505; Imhoof Pausanias type 2c (not listed for Caracalla).TextImage
PLAUTILLA
BMC 27Plautilla, AE21 of Mantinea, Arcadia. AD 202-205. ΦOYΛ ΠΛAYTIΛΛA CE, draped bust right / MANTINEΩN, Asklepios standing front, looking right, leaning upon serpent-entwined staff. BMC 27; Imhoof Pausanias 1.TextImage
Mionnet II, 36Plautilla, AE21 of Mantinea, Arcadia. AD 202-205. 4.97 g. ΦOYΛBIA ΠΛAYTIΛΛA CE, draped bust right / MANTINEΩN, Tyche, turreted, standing left by altar, holding patera and cornucopiae. Mionnet II, 36 corr. (obv legend); Imhoof Pausanias 9a.TextImage
Mionnet Supp IV, 52Plautilla, AE21 of Mantinea, Arcadia. AD 202-205. ΦOYΛ ΠΛAYTIΛΛA CE, draped bust right / MANTINEΩN, Artemis walking right, holding bow and reaching for an arrow from the quiver at her shoulder, hound at foot. Mionnet Supp. 4, 52; Imhoof Pausanias 2c.TextImage
Mionnet Supp IV, 53Plautilla, AE22 of Mantinea, Arkadia. 6.72 g. AD 202-205. ΦOYΛBIA ΠΛAYTIΛΛA CE, draped bust right / MANTINEΩN, Artemis Phosphoros standing right, holding a torch in each hand. Mionnet Supp. IV, 53; Imhoof Pausanias 2d; BCD 1507.TextImage
GETA
BCD 1505Geta, AE23 of Mantinea, Arkadia. AD 198-205. 5.54 g. ΛOY CEΠ ΓETAC Λ, Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right. MANTINEΩN, Artemis striding right, holding bow and reaching for an arrow from the quiver at her shoulder, hound running right at foot. BCD 1505; Imhoof Pausanias type 2c (not listed for Geta).TextImage
Entry for Mantineia on the Digital Historia Numorum
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