Ancient Coinage of Bithynia, Apamea


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CITY AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
Mionnet 226
AE25
Bithynia, Apamea, AE25. IEΡA BOYΛH, veiled head of Boule right / AΠAMEΩN, five stalks of wheat tied together forming a sheaf. Mionnet 4, 226. TextImage
RecGen 2Apamea, Bithynia. AE20, 4th-3rd c. BC. 7.35 g. Helmeted head of Athena right / Bull standing right, head facing; monogram above. RecGen 2; BMC 3-4; Hunter 1; Lindgren I, 99.TextImage
Rec Gen 32Apamea, Bithynia, AE16, semi-autonomous issue, 1st cent. AD. Head of Hermes right, wearing winged petasos / C I C A, D-D around winged caduceus. RecGen 32; BMC 18; Waddington 226; RPC I, 2001.TextImage
RPC 2003Apamea, Bithynia, AE16, semi-autonomous issue. Mid-late 1st century BC. 2.60 g. Head of Hermes right, wearing petasos / C I C A, DD below, three standards. RPC 2003; RecGen 34.TextImage
SNG Cop 330Apamea, (as Myrleia), Bithynia. AE13, before 202 BC. 2.08 gr. Helmeted head of Athena right / M-Y-Ρ-Λ, between spokes of a four-spoked wheel. SNG Copenhagen 330.TextImage
AUGUSTUS
RPC 2008Augustus & Agrippa AE18 of Bithynia, Apamea. IMP CAESAR DIVI F AVGVSTO COS VII, bare head of Augustus right / AGRIPPA COS III IM C DI F S C C R C CASSIVS C F IIVIR C I F C, bare head of Agrippa right. Cohen 11, RecGen 79 and SGI 159 corr [Sinope].TextImage
RPC 2009Apamea, Bithynia, AE19 Chalkous, Time of Augustus. 27 BC. 3 g. Appius Claudius Pulcher, proconsul; C. Cassius C.f., duovir. AP PVLCHER PRO COS, bare head of Appius Claudius Pulcher right / C CASSIVS C F II VIR F C AVG DI F S C C R, she-wolf standing right, suckling the twins Romulus and Remus. RPC I 2009; Rec Gen 78 corr. (Sinope) Stumpf 177.TextImage
RPC 2010AAugustus AE24 of Apamea, Bithynia. AVGVSTVS IMP C I C, Bare head of Augustus right / C L CAESARES AVG F, Bare heads of Caius and Lucius right. RPC 2010A.TextImage
NERO AND DRUSUS CAESARS
RPC S2, 2014Nero and Drusus Caesar, with Agrippina Junior, Drusilla, and Julia. AE24 of Apamea, Bithynia. DRVSVS NERO CAESARES DD, bare heads of Drusus and Nero Caesars facing each other / AGRIPPINA DIVA DRVSILLA IVLIA, C I C in exergue, Gaius' three sisters standing facing: Agrippina (as Ataraxia-Securitas) leaning on column, holding cornucopiae, placing hand on Diva Drusilla (as Homonoia-Concordia), holding phiale and cornucopiae, and Julia (as Tyche Soterios-Fortuna Redux) holding rudder and cornucopiae. RPC Supp. 2, 2014; RecGen p. 252, note 2.TextImage
CALIGULA
RPC 2013Caligula, AE29 of Apamea, Bithynia. C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT, laureate head left / GERMANICVS CAESAR DEC DEC C I C, head of Germanicus left, monogram to left and right. RPC 2013; RecGen 39; BMC 21.TextImage
AGRIPPINA I
RPC 2015Agrippina I. +AD 33. AE17 of Apamea, Bithynia. 3.36 g. Struck under Caligula, AD 37-41. AGRIPPINA C CAESARIS AVG MATER, Draped bust right / GENIVM C I C, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae; countermark: capricorn right within oval incuse (Howgego 300). RPC I 2015.TextImage
TRAJAN
Mionnet 25Trajan AE22 of Apamea, Bithynia. 98-117 AD. 4.85 g. IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM, laureate head right / C I C A D D, Soldier standing left on galley (trireme), raising right hand, placing left on hilt of sword. Mionnet II 25, otherwise unpublished.TextImage
MARCUS AURELIUS
CNG 82, 828Marcus Aurelius AE30 of Apamea, Bithynia. 139-161 AD, 16.71 gr. M AVRELIVS CAES AVG..PF, youthful, bare-headed, draped bust right / DIANAE LVCIF AVG CIC A D D, Artemis Phosphorus, holding torch in each hand, in biga of stags right. Unpublished. RecGen 48 var (same obv., but Artemis standing with two torches.)TextImage
CARACALLA
Ratto 3445Caracalla, AE32 of Apamea, Bithynia. AD 198-217. M AVREL ANTONINVS PF AVG, laureate, cuirassed bust right / COL IVL CONC APAM AVG around, DD in right field, Aeneas walking right, holding Anchises on his shoulder and leading the child Askanios by the hand. Ratto Sale 3445 (this coin); RecGen 76 var (legends, bust type).TextImage
Rec Gen 70vCaracalla, AE34 of Apamea, Bithynia. AD 198-217. 22.10 g. M AVREL ANTONINVS PIVS F AVG, laureate, cuirassed bust right / COL IVL CONC AVG APAM, DD below, Zeus seated left, holding sceptre and patera. Rec Gen 70 var (obv legend PF AVG).TextImage
GETA
CNG 75, 810Geta, AE21 of Apamea, Bithynia. 209-211 AD. IMP S GETA AVG (S retrograde), laureate head right / C I C A D D, Daphne kneeling right, head left, hand raised; laurel tree to left. Unpublished. CNG 75, lot 810.TextImage
ELAGABALUS
RecGen 91Elagabalus AE22 of Apamea Myrleia in Bithynia. IMP C M AVRELIVS ANTONINVS AV, laureate head right / C I C A D D, in two lines in border of dots. SNG Tübingen 2098.TextImage
MAXIMINUS I
CNG 201, 249Maximinus I, AE26 of Apamea, Bithynia. 235-238 AD. C IVL VERVS MAXIMINVS AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / COL IVL CONC APAM AVG, Diana Lucifera advancing right, holding two torches. Unpublished. CNG Auction 201, lot 249.TextImage
TRANQUILLINA
RecGen 98Tranquillina, AE25, Apameia, Bithynia. SAB TRANQVILLINA AVG, draped bust right / CICA APA above galley right with three rowers. DD below. RecGen 98.TextImage
OTACILIA SEVERA
RecGen 100Otacilia Severa, Apamea, Bithynia, AE23. M OTAC SEVERA M AVG, draped bust right / CICA APA CO, galley left with three figures on board. RecGen 100, SNG Tuebingen 2099; Cohen 90. TextImage
TRAJAN DECIUS
RecGen 102Trajan Decius, AE27 of Apamea, Bithynia, AD 251-253. IMP C C MEΓ Q TRAIA DECCIVS P K (sic), laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / COL IVL CONC APAM AVG around, D-D across fields, Dionysos standing left, wearing long robe, holding kantharos and raising left hand to head, panther at foot left. RecGen 102; Paris 244; Waddington 230; SNG von Aulock 6922; RPC 224; Bosch ("Apamea Sikkeleri") 86.TextImage
TREBONIANUS GALLUS
Rec Gen 104 varTrebonianus Gallus AE30 of Apamea, Bithynia. AD 251-253. IMP C TREBONIVS GALLO PF AVG, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right / COL IVL CONC AVG, DD below, galley sailing right with billowing sail. BMC 41 var (rev legend); RecGen 104 var (ditto). Possibly unpublished.TextImage
VOLUSIAN
RecGen 106Volusian, AE26 of Apamea, Bithynia, AD 251-253. IMP K C VIVIO VOLVSIANO AV, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / COL IVL CONC AVG APAM around, D-D across fields, Dionysos, wearing long robe, standing left, holding kantharos and raising left hand to his head, panther at foot. RecGen 106; Paris 246; Bosch ("Apamea Sikkeleri") 90; RPC 227.TextImage
VALERIAN I
RecGen 107Valerian, AE of Apameia, Bithynia. IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, radiate, draped bust right / COL IVL CONC AVG APAM around, D-D across fields, Dionysos standing left, wearing long robe, holding kantharos and thyrsos, panther at foot left. RecGen 107; Paris 248; Bosch ("Apamea Sikkeleri") 95; BMC 42.TextImage
GALLIENUS
RecGen 112Gallienus, AE26 of Apamea, Bithynia, AD 253-268. IMP CAE P LI GALLIENOS PF AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / COL IVL CONC AVG APA around, D-D across fields, Dionysos standing left, wearing long robe, holding kantharos and raising left hand to head, panther at foot left. RecGen 112; Imhoof GRM 4; Paris 253; Bosch ("Apamea Sikkeleri") 106; (all: obv legend with GALLIENOS for GALLIENVS).TextImage
Rec Gen 113Gallienus, AE24 of Apamea, Bithynia. IMP CAES P LIC GALLIENVS AVG, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right / COL IVL CONC AVG APA, D-D across fields, Serapis wearing chiton and kalathos, standing front by altar, head left, holding sceptre and raising right hand. RecGen 113; Mionnet Supp. V, 77.TextImage
Rec Gen 120Gallienus, AE of Apamea, Bithynia. 7.01 gr. 253-268 AD. IMP CAES P LIC GALLIENVS PP AV, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right / C I CONC APAM AVG D D around, to left and beneath emperor standing left by altar, holding patera and spear, being crowned by Nike standing left, holding wreath and palm. RecGen 120.TextImage

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