Ancient Coinage of Bithynia, Herakleia Pontika

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RecGen 70Herakleia-Pontika, Bithynia, AE36, semi-autonomous. AD 238-244. 27.35 g. TON KTICTAN, bearded bust of Herakles right, lionskin tied around neck, club over right shoulder / HRAKLEWTAN PONTW around and beneath Herakles, naked, standing right, looking left, holding club in left hand, lionskin over left arm and leading Kerberos behind him; tree to left, figure of Hera, kalathos on head, holding an apple, on a column in right field. RecGen 70-71; Mionnet II, 160; Mionnet Supp. V, 283; Voegtli 6k.TextImage
SNG BM 1605-1608Herakleia-Pontika, Bithynia. AR Didrachm (345-337 BC), 9.04 g (21 mm). Time of the tyrants Timotheos & Dionysios, Head of young Dionysos left, wreathed with ivy; thyrsos over right shoulder / TIMOQEOY to right, DIONYSIOY to left of Herakles, naked, wearing lionskin, standing left, erecting trophy. (Note: SNG BM also describes a club in the field). SNG BM 1605-1608.TextImage
SNGBMC 1616cfHerakleia-Pontika, Bithynia. AR Didrachm. ca 305-281 BC. Head of young Heracles right in lion skin headdress / HRAKLEWTAN, Dionysus seated left on diphros, holding cantharus in extended right hand & thyrsus in left, EY monogram under seat. SNG BM Black Sea 1616-1618cf, SNGvA 366-367 cf, Dewing 2153-2154cf. TextImage
SNG BMC 1632Herakleia-Pontika, Bithynia. ca 300-280 BC. AE 22mm. Head of Herakles right, in lion's skin headdress / HRAKLEWTAN, club & a bow in a bowcase. TextImage
SNG BMC 1816Herakleia-Pontika, Bithynia. AR Stater or Double Siglos. Time of Lysimachos, 302-281 BC. Head of Herakles right, in lion's skin headdress / HPAKLEWTAN Dionysos seated left, holding kantharos in right hand & thrysos in left, Ao monogram under seat. TextImage
Weber_4879Herakleia-Pontika, Bithynia. AR Obol. Time of the tyrant Kleachos I, 364-352 BC. Head of Herakles right wearing lionskin / trophy of arms. TextImage
Sear #3778Herakleia-Pontika, Bithynia. AR Stater. Time of the tyrants Timotheos & Dionysios, 345-337 BC. Head of young Dionysos left, wreathed with ivy; thyrsos over right shoulder / TIMOQEOU to right, DIONUSIOU to left of Herakles, naked, standing left, erecting trophy. SNG BMC 1605.
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Sear #3780Herakleia-Pontika, Bithynia. AR stater. Timotheos and Dionysios Tyrant 345-337 B.C., (9.56gm.) Head of young Dionysos left, wreathed with ivy, thyrsos over right shoulder. TIMOQEO DIONYSI[OY]] Hercules attaching spear to trophy. BMC 25var.
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Sear #3783Herakleia-Pontika, Bithynia. AR Stater or Double Siglos. Time of Lysimachos, ca 302-281 BC. Head of Herakles right in lion's skin headdress / HRAKLEW, young Dionysos seated left, holding kantharos & thrysos, Ao monogram below seat. SNG BMC 1818v, SNGvA 366. TextImage
Sear #3787Herakleia-Pontika, Bithynia. AE 13mm. 2nd - 1st century BC. Laureate head of young & beardless Herakles right / HRAKLEW above, TAN below, table draped with lion's skin & surmounted by bow & quiver, club on ground before. SNG Stancomb 843, SNG BMC 1637. TextImage
SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
Lanz 120, 393Septimius Severus, AE39 of Herakleia-Pontika, Bithynia. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Unclear legend, Herakles standing right, wielding club, grasping the reins of a rearing mare of Diomedes facing him, another mare on the ground below. Unpublished reverse for Septimius Severus. Lanz 120, 393.TextImage
PRC Severus060Septimius Severus, AE30 of Herakleia Pontika, Bithynia. 5.7 g. AVT K CEP CEVHROC P, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / HRAKLHAC EN PONTO, Herakles standing front, looking right, naked but for lionskin around neck and left arm, holding three-pronged rake, about to clean the wall of the Augean stables. Unpublished. Brauer type 3. Provincial-romans.com, Severus060.TextImage
RecGen 107bisSeptimius Severus, AE31 of Herakleia-Pontika, Bithynia. 18.23 g. AVT K L CEP CEVHROC P, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / HRAKLHAC EN PONTW, Herakles advancing right, carrying Erymanthian boar on far shoulder over which is draped his lionskin. RecGen 107bis; Voegtli type 3, pl. 3, a; Mionnet Supp. V 300.TextImage
RecGen 111Septimius Severus, AE30 of Herakleia-Pontika, Pontus. 193-211 AD. AYT K L CEPTI CEYHROC P, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / HRAKLHAC EN PONTW, Herakles standing right, club raised in right hand, grasping the Hind of Cyreneia by the horns. RecGen 111; SNG v. Aulock 379; Pick, Mandl Coll. 27 in NZ 1891.TextImage
SNG vA 376Septimius Severus, AE30 of Herakleia-Pontika, Bithynia. AY K L CEP CEVHROC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / HRAKLHAC EN PONTW, Herakles, holding club and lionskin in left arm, walking right and leading Kerberos behind him. SNG von Aulock 376.TextImage
CARACALLA
Cornell 97Caracalla AE 35mm of Herakleia-Pontika, Bithynia. AVT K M AVPH ANTWNINOC AVG, laureate head right / HRAKLHAC EN PONTA, Herakles standing facing, head left, leaning right & lifting Antaeus up into the air by the waist while Antaeus tries to break his grip; in lower left field, club.TextImage
GETA
Lanz 156, 359Geta, AE30 of Herakleia-Pontika, Bithynia. AD 209-211. 19.20 g. AYT K P CE GETAC AYG, laureate head right / HRAKLAC EN PONTW, Herakles walking left, looking left, holding club and lionskin, leading the three-headed Kerberos. Numismatic Lanz 156, lot 359. Unpublished. Voegtli -; RecGen -; SNG von Aulock -; SNG Cop -; Paris - etc.TextImage
RecGen 140Geta AE18 of Herakleia-Pontika, Bithynia. 3.6 gr. 189-209 AD. P CEPT GETAC K, Bare-headed, draped bust right / HRAKLHAC PONTW, Helmeted bust of Athena right, with aegis. cf SNG von Aulock 390; RecGen 140; SNG Cop 441 (with P CEPTI..).TextImage
RecGen 162Geta, AE30 of Herakleia-Pontika, Bithymia. AD 209-211. 16.59 g. AVT K P CE GETAC AVG, laureate head right / HRAKL..PONTW, Herakles standing right, holding the horn of the Cretan bull. RecGen 162; Voegtli type 6b.TextImage
MACRINUS
RecGen 174Macrinus, AE30 of Herakleia Pontika, Bithynia. AD 217-218. 13.55 g. AYT K M OPEL CEYH MAKREINOC AYG, laureate, cuirassed bust right / HRAKLAC-EN PONTW around and beneath Herakles, naked, holding club, running right chasing Hippolyte on horseback galloping right. RecGen 174.TextImage
Stacks 2010, 260Macrinus. AE31 of Herakleia-Pontika, Bithynia. AD 217-218. 16.54 g. AYT K M OPEL CEYH MAKREINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / HRAKLHAC EN PONTW, Herakles standing right, lionskin on shoulders, grasping the reins of one of the mares of Diomedes rearing left, and wielding club. Unpublished reverse type for Macrinus. Stacks auction, 2010, 260.TextImage
SEVERUS ALEXANDER
Gemini VI 645Severus Alexander, AE27 of Herakleia Pontika, Bithynia. AD 222-235. 10.14g. AYT M AYR CEY ALEXANDRON AY, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / HRAKLEWTAN PONTO, Herakles, naked except for lionskin on shoulders, standing left, wielding club, grasping one of the Hydra's heads with left hand; the hydra's tail coiled around Herakles' right leg. Unpublished, not in RecGen, its additions, Brauer, Voegtli etc. Gemini VI 645; CNG 126, 167.TextImage
Stacks 2010, 259Severus Alexander AE30 of Herakleia-Pontika, Bithynia. AD 222-235. 13.49 g. AYT M AYR CEY ALEXANDROC AYG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield decorated with Nike / HRAKLEWTAN PONTW, Herakles standing right, grasping the horns of the Cretan bull leaping. Voegtli types 4g and 4h. Unpublished. Stacks Jan 2010, 259.TextImage
GORDIAN III
Rec Gen 135cfGordian III AE 38mm of Herakleia-Pontika, Bithynia. M ANT GORDIANOC AVG, laureate & cuirassed bust right, drapery on left shoulder / MATPOC APOIKWN POLIWN, HRAKLEWT/AN in exergue, Herakles standing right preparing to strike one of the mares of Diomedes with his club in his right hand. TextImage
Rec Gen 217Gordian III AE 36mm of Herakleia-Pontika, Bithynia. M ANT GORDIANOC AVG, laureate & cuirassed bust right, drapery on left shoulder / HRAKLEWTAN MATR-OC APOIKWN POLIWN, Herakles standing left, nude, raising club far over his shoulder, about to hit the Lernean Hydra; quiver & bow behind.TextImage
RecGen 219Gordian III, AE28 of Herakleia-Pontika, Bithynia. M ANT GORDIANOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / HRAKLEWTAN PONTO, Herakles walking right, pulling Kerberos behind him. RecGen 219.TextImage
GALLIENUS
Hessen 613Gallienus, AE25 of Herakleia-Pontika, Bithynia. P L GALLHNOC CEB, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / HRAKLEWTAN NEWKORWC, Herakles Farnese standing right, right hand behind back, resting on club set on rock. Unpublished. RecGen 235-236 var (rev type); SNG von Aulock 449 and Lindgren III 177 var (Herakles with bow); SNG von Aulock 387 var (this rev. type for Caracalla). Museumlandschaft Hessen-Kassel, inv. Mü 613.TextImage
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