Ancient Coinage of Bithynia, Kalchedon

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Modern day Kadiköy, a district of Istanbul, Turkey. Nothing remains of ancient Chalcedon, as the old city was used as a source of building materials.
BMC 2Kalchedon, Bithynia, AR hemidrachm, 1.99 g. Youthful, bare head of Apollo right. / K-A-Λ-X between the spokes of a wheel with four spokes. BMC 2; Paris Chandon de Briailles coll. 587; Sear SG 3735.TextImage
Lindgren Sale 93Bithynia, Kalchedon(?), 2nd cent. BC, AE18. Head of Apollo right / Artemis right, hand on torch, patera in right hand, stag at foot left. Unpublished for Kalchedon. TextImage
SNG BMC 93Bithynia, Kalchedon. Circa 387/6-340 BC. AR Tetradrachm. KAΛX, bull standing left on grain ear; DA monogram before / Stippled quadripartite incuse square. TextImage
SNG BMC 93vBithynia, Kalchedon AR Stater. Circa 387-340 BC. KAΛX, Bull standing left on wheat ear; (Y-T) monogram before / Quadripartite incuse square, granulated. SNGCop 351v. TextImage
SNG BMC 96Bithynia, Kalchedon AR Stater. Circa 387-340 BC. KAΛX, bull standing left on wheat ear; caduceus & a star before / Quadripartite incuse square, granulated. TextImage
SNG BMC 102Bithynia, Kalchedon. c387-340 BC. AR Drachm. KAΛX, bull standing left on wheat ear; caduceus before / Quadripartite incuse square, granulated. TextImage
SNG BMC 103Bithynia, Kalchedon AR Drachm. Bull left, dolphin below / Incuse. TextImage
SNG BMC 111Bithynia, Kalchedon AR Hemidrachm. Circa 387-340 BC. KAΛX, Bull standing left on grain ear; monogram before / Three grain ears. SNGvA 6978. TextImage
SNG BM_112Bithynia, Kalchedon. Circa 340-320 BC. AR Siglos. Bull standing left on grain ear / Granulated mill-sail incuse square. RecGen 8, SNG Copenhagen 348. TextImage
SNG Cop 348Kalchedon, Bithynia, AR Siglos. ca 340-320 BC, 2,46 g (12 mm). KAL, bull standing left on ear of corn / Quadripartite incuse. SNG Cop. 348.TextImage
SNG Cop 356vAE12 of Calchedon, Bithynia. 400-300 BC. Three grain ears / Bull standing right; XAL in ex. SNG BMC 127 var; SNG Cop 356 var; Waddington 265 var; BMC 18 var (all "forepart of bull"); Mionnet S5, 131 var (bull standing left).TextImage
SNG vA 482Bithynia, Calchedon AR Drachm. 4th century BC. KAΛ, bull standing left on ear of grain / mill sail pattern incuse. SNG von Aulock 482–483. TextImage
Sear SG 3737Kalchedon, Bithynia, AR trihemiobol. Shield / K-A-Λ-X between the four spokes of a wheel. RecGen 7; Paris 333; Waddington 262; Traite II-2, 2877 (all: this coin).TextImage
Sear SG 3738Kalchedon, Bithynia, AR Drachm, 5.3 g. 400-350 BC. KAΛX, Bull standing left on ear of corn. / Quadripartite incuse square of mill-sail pattern, the surfaces granulated. Sear SG 3738; SNG Cop 348; BMC 4-7.TextImage
Sear SG 3739Kalchedon, Bithynia. Early 4th Century BC. AR Hemidrachm. 2.5 g. KAΛ above bull standing left on ear of corn. / Incuse square of "mill-sail" pattern. Sear SG 3739; BMC 10; Traité II-2, 2880.TextImage
Sear SG 3740Kalchedon, Bithynia. Early 4th Century BC. AR trihemiobol or obol. 11 mm, 1 g. KA above bull standing left on ear of corn / incuse square of mill-sail pattern. BMC 12; Traité II-2, 2881. TextImage
Sear SG 3742Kalchedon, Bithynia, AR drachm, 3.77 g, ca 350 BC. KAΛX above Bull standing left on corn ear, caduceus to left. / Quadripartite incuse square, the surfaces granulated. Sear SG 3742; SNG Cop 352; BMC 14; Traité II-2, 2884.TextImage
Sear SG 3743Kalchedon, Bithynia, AR hemidrachm = 3 obols, 1.84 g. 350 BC. KAΛ, Forepart of bull left on corn ear, ΔA monogram to left. / Three ears of corn bound together. Sear SG 3743; Weber 4850; Traité 2887 var ("KAΛX"). TextImage
CLAUDIUS
RPC 1787Claudius AE23 of Calchedon, Bithnynia. TI KΛAYΔIOY KAIΣAΡOΣ ΣEBAΣTOΣ, laureate head left / KAΛXAΔONIΩN, diademed, draped bust of Apollo right, lyre before. SGI 438cf. TextImage
DOMITIA
RPC Supp. 3-2, 370ADomitia, AE22 of Kalchedon, Bithynia. 4.43 g. ΔOMITIA ΣEIBAΣTH (sic), draped bust right. / KAΛXAΔONIΩN, crossed corn-ears and poppy. ΔB monogram in left field. RPC Supp3-2-370A.TextImage
ELAGABALUS
RecGen 80Elagabalus AE23 of Bithynia, Calchedon. M AVΡH ANTΩNINOC AVΓ, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / KAΛXAΔONIΩN, Hermes standing facing, head right, holding caduceus & cloak. Lindgren 107a.TextImage
Rec Gen 94Elagabalus AE28 of Calchedon in Bithynia. M AVΡH ANTΩNINOC AVΓ, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / KAΛXAΔONIΩN, serpent climbing tripod altar.TextImage
Rec Gen 96Elagabalus AE18 of Calchedon in Bithynia. M AVΡH ANTΩNINOC AVΓ, laureate bust right / KAΛXAΔONIΩN, serpent climbing tripod altar.TextImage
GORDIAN III
RecGen 117 varGordian III, AE29 of Kalchedon, Bithynia. M ANT ΓOΡΔIANOC AVΓ, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / KAΛXAΔONIΩN, serpent-entwined tripod. Unpublished for Gordian III. This reverse known for Tranquillina: Mionnet Supp. V, 169; RecGen 117; BMC 37: Lindgren I 108. So RecGen 117 var (emperor).TextImage
TRANQUILLINA
RecGen 115Tranquillina, AE26 of Kalchedon, Bithynia. Diademed, draped bust right / Apollo reclining right, resting hand on head, holding lyre, on back of swan flying left. RecGen 115; SNG Copenhagen 368.TextImage
RecGen 116Tranquillina AE25 of Kalchedon, Bithynia. CABINIA TΡANΘVIΛΛINA C, diademed, draped bust right / KAΛXAΔONIΩN, Apollo, naked, standing left, holding patera and branch. RecGen 116.TextImage
RecGen 118Tranquillina, AE21 of Kalchedon, Bithynia. Diademed and draped bust right / KAΛXAΔONIΩN, galley right with four rowers. RecGen 118; SNG von Aulock 502.TextImage
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