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Ancient Coinage of Arcadia, Orchomenus



Coinage from this town is rare. Early civic coinage used the legend ERCOMENIWN or the abbreviation ER, whilst the Severans (the only provincial coins struck here) used ORCOMENIWN.
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CIVIC AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
BCD Pelop. 1582Orchomenus, Arkadia, AE11 civic issue, 370-300 BC. 1.87 g. Helmeted, head right of Athena or an unbearded local hero, wearing crested Corinthian helmet / EP within wreath. BCD Pelop. 1582.TextImage
BMC 3Orchomenus, Arkadia, AE civic issue, 370-300 BC. 3.76 g. Helmeted, bearded head right of local hero, wearing crested Corinthian helmet / EP, Artemis standing right, firing an arrow from her bow, square C in lower right field. BMC 3-4; Paris A2997; BCD Pelop. 1577-1579.TextImage
Imhoof MG 246Orchomenus, Arkadia, AE20 Dichalkon civic issue. 360-340 BC. 6.17 g. Artemis half-kneeling right, quiver at shoulder, holding bow in left hand, right arm at her side / ERCOMENIWN, Kallisto seated left on rock, shot by an arrow in her breast; the infant Arkas lying on his back at her side. Imhoof, MG 246-247; SNG Cop 266; Traité III 940; BCD Pelop. 1573.TextImage
SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
BMC 6Septimius Severus, AE22 of Orchomenus, Arkadia. AD 193-211. 4.76 g. LOY CEP CEOYHPOC PE, laureate head right / ORCOMENIWN, Asklepios standing front, looking left, resting on serpent-entwined staff. BMC 6; BCD Peloponnesos 1586; Mionnet II, 48; Paris 364.TextImage
Mionnet II, 47 varSeptimius Severus, AE22 of Orchomenus, Arkadia. AD 193-211. 4.76 g. LOY CEPT CEOYHPOC PERT, laureate head right / ORCOMENIWN, Dionysus standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos; panther at foot left. Mionnet II, 47 var.; SNG Copenhagen 268 var. (Dionysus' attributes); BCD Peloponnesos –.TextImage
Mionnet II, 49Septimius Severus, AE22 of Orchomenus, Arkadia. 4.55 g. L CEP CEYHPOC, laureate head right / ORCOMENIWN, two male figures, one standing half-left, the other facing, each holding a bunch of grapes, the one on the right also holding an amphora on his shoulder. Mionnet II, 49: Paris 365.TextImage
Mionnet Supp IV, 65Septimius Severus, AE22 of Orchomenus, Arkadia. AD 193-211. 4.29 g. LOY CEP CEOUHROC PE or similar, laureate, cuirassed bust right, seen from the back / ORCOMENIWN, Artemis standing right, holding bow and reaching for an arrow from a quiver at her shoulder, hound at foot right. Mionnet Supp IV, 65.TextImage
JULIA DOMNA
BCD Pelop. 1587Julia Domna, AE22 Assaria of Orchomenus, Arkadia. AD 193-217. 5.46 g. IOULIA DOMNA, draped bust right / ORCOMENIWN, Tyche standing left, polos on head, holding rudder and cornucopiae. BCD Peloponnesos 1587.TextImage
Mionnet Supp. IV, 69Julia Domna, AE22 Assaria of Orchomenus, Arkadia. AD 193-217. 4.54 g. IOULIA DOMNA, draped bust right / ORCOMENIWN, Aphrodite standing facing, looking right, holding apple and resting right hand on low column. Mionnet Supp. IV, 69; BCD Peloponnesos 1589.3.TextImage
Orchomenus
Mionnet Supp IV, 71
Julia Domna, AE22 Assaria of Orchomenus, Arkadia. AD 193-217. 5.04 g. IOULIA DOMNA, draped bust left / ORCOMENIWN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Mionnet Supp. IV, 71 (this coin); Paris 367.TextImage
CARACALLA
-No coins struck by Caracalla yet. Anyone got one ?
GETA
BCD Pelop. 1588,5Geta, AE22 1 Assaria of Orchomenus, Arkadia. AD 198-209. 6.10 g. Unclear legend, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right / ORCOMENIWN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. BCD Peloponnesos 1588.5 otherwise unpublished.TextImage

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