Ancient Coinage of Bithynia, Herakleia Pontika

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CITY AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
BMC 33Herakleia Pontika, Bithynia, AR didrachm, 302-289 BC, 9.78 g. Struck under Lysimachos. Head of Herakles right wearing lionskin headdress / HΡAKΛEΩTAN, Dionysos, loins draped, seated left on throne, holding kantharos and thyrsos. BMC 33; RecGen 44.TextImage
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 / HΡAKΛEΩTAN ΠONTΩ 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 and Dionysios, Head of young Dionysos left, wreathed with ivy; thyrsos over right shoulder / TIMOΘEOY ΔIONYΣIOY, 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 / HΡAKΛEΩTAN, Dionysus seated left on diphros, holding cantharus in extended right hand and 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 / HΡAKΛEΩTAN, club and 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 / HΡAKΛEΩTAN Dionysos seated left, holding kantharos in right hand and 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 and Dionysios, 345-337 BC. Head of young Dionysos left, wreathed with ivy; thyrsos over right shoulder / TIMOΘEOY ΔIONYΣIOY, 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. TIMOΘEOY ΔIONYΣIOY, Herakles 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 / HΡAKΛEΩ, young Dionysos seated left, holding kantharos and 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 and beardless Herakles right / HΡAKΛEΩ above, TAN below, table draped with lionskin and surmounted by bow and 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 CEΠ CEVHΡOC Π, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / HΡAKΛHAC EN ΠONTO, 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 Λ CEΠ CEVHΡOC Π, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / HΡAKΛHAC EN ΠONTΩ, 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 Λ CEΠTI CEYHΡOC Π, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / HΡAKΛHAC EN ΠONTΩ, 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 Λ CEΠ CEVHΡOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / HΡAKΛHAC EN ΠONTΩ, 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 AVΡH ANTΩNINOC AVΓ, laureate head right / HΡAKΛHAC EN ΠONTA, Herakles standing facing, head left, leaning right and 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 Π CE ΓETAC AYΓ, laureate head right / HΡAKΛAC EN ΠONTΩ, 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. Π CEΠT ΓETAC K, Bare-headed, draped bust right / HΡAKΛHAC ΠONTΩ, 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 Π CE ΓETAC AVΓ, laureate head right / HΡAKΛ..ΠONTΩ, 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 OΠEΛ CEYH MAKΡEINOC AYΓ, laureate, cuirassed bust right / HΡAKΛAC-EN ΠONTΩ 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 OΠEΛ CEYH MAKΡEINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / HΡAKΛHAC EN ΠONTΩ, 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
DIADUMENIAN
RecGen 177Diadumenian, AE of Herakleia Pontica, Bithynia. AD 218. 7.67 g. M OΠEΛ ANTΩN ΔIAΔOYMENIANOC KAI, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right / HΡAKΛHAC EN ΠONTΩ, Dionysos, wearing short chiton and boots, standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos. RecGen 177; SNG France VII, 342; Paris 691.TextImage
SNG vA 6955Diadumenian, AE24 of Heraclea-Pontica, Bithynia. AD 218. M OΠEΛ ANTΩN ΔIAΔOYMENIANOC KAI, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right / HΡAKΛHAC EN ΠONTΩ, Dionysos, wearing short chiton, standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos, panther at foot left. SNG von Aulock 6955; Mionnet II, 171; RecGen 177 var (panther).TextImage
SEVERUS ALEXANDER
Gemini VI 645Severus Alexander, AE27 of Herakleia Pontika, Bithynia. AD 222-235. 10.14g. AYT M AYΡ CEY AΛEXANΔΡON AY, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / HΡAKΛEΩTAN ΠONTO, 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 AYΡ CEY AΛEXANΔΡOC AYΓ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield decorated with Nike / HΡAKΛEΩTAN ΠONTΩ, 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 ΓOΡΔIANOC AVΓ, laureate and cuirassed bust right, drapery on left shoulder / MATΡOC AΠOIKΩN ΠOΛIΩN, HΡAKΛEΩT-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 ΓOΡΔIANOC AVΓ, laureate and cuirassed bust right, drapery on left shoulder / HΡAKΛEΩTAN MATΡOC AΠOIKΩN ΠOΛIΩN, Herakles standing left, nude, raising club far over his shoulder, about to hit the Lernean Hydra; quiver and bow behind.TextImage
RecGen 219Gordian III, AE28 of Herakleia-Pontika, Bithynia. M ANT ΓOΡΔIANOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / HΡAKΛEΩTAN ΠONTO, Herakles walking right, pulling Kerberos behind him. RecGen 219.TextImage
GALLIENUS
Hessen 613Gallienus, AE25 of Herakleia-Pontika, Bithynia. Π Λ ΓAΛΛHNOC CEB, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / HΡAKΛEΩTAN NEΩKOΡΩC, 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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