Ancient Coinage of Bithynia, Tion / Tium / Tios

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CIVIC AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
RecGen 13Tium, Bithynia, AE23, semi-autonomous issue, 3rd Century AD. 5.72 g. TEIOC, diademed and draped bust of Teos right, countermark Δ (4 Assaria) / TIANΩN, Dionysos, naked, standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos. RecGen 13; Berliner Blätter II, 1; Bernhard 42.TextImage
SNG Tubingen 2151Tium, Bithynia, AE10, civic issue, ca 350-300 BC. Laureate head of Zeus left / TIANOΣ, eagle standing left with closed wings. SNG Tübingen 2151.TextImage
DOMITIAN
RPC 700Domitian, AE31 of Tium, Bithynia. AΔ 81-96. AYT &Δelta;OMITIANOΣ KAIΣAΡ ΣEBA ΓEΡMA, laureate head right / ZEYΣ ΣYΡΓAΣTHΣ TEIANΩN, Zeus standing left, holding patera and sceptre, eagle standing left behind right leg. RPC II 700-701; RecGen 20; Vienna 15894; BMC 3; Lindgren I 191.TextImage
RPC 702Δomitian, AE22 of Tium, Bithynia. 81-96 AΔ. AYT &Δelta;OMITIANOΣ KAIΣAΡ ΣEB Γ, laureate head right / ZEYΣ ΣYΡΓAΣTHΣ TEIANΩN, Zeus Syrgastes standing left, holding patera and sceptre. RPC 702; RecGen 22.TextImage
TRAJAN
RecGen 26 varTrajan, AE32 of Tium, Bithynia. Brass. 23.56 g. AΔ 98-117. AYT NEΡ TΡAIANOC KAICAΡ CEB ΓM &Δelta;, laureate head right, slight drapery on left shoulder / ZEYC CYΡΓACTEIOC TIANΩN, Zeus Syrgastes standing left, holding patera and sceptre, eagle standing right behind him. Var of RecGen 25-26; Mionnet Supp. V, 1503; Weber 4933 and SNG von Aulock 934 var (all different (bust type and obv. legend).TextImage
ANTINOUS
NAC 51, 282Antinous, AE 11,43 gr. of Tion (Tius), Bithynia, after 134 AΔ. ANTINOOC HΡΩC, Bare-headed, draped bust left / TIANΩN, Winged caduceus. NAC 51, 282.TextImage
MARCUS AURELIUS
RecGen 63Tium. Marcus Aurelius AE19. MAΡ AYΡH ANTΩNE, laureate bust right / TIANΩN, naked Hermes standing left, holding purse & caduceus.TextImage
CARACALLA
Rec Gen 79 corrCaracalla, AE34 of Tium, Bithynia. AΔ 198-217. 33.56 g. AYT M AYΡHΛIOC ANTΩNINOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / TIANΩN, Tyche, polos on head, seated left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. RecGen 79 corr. (city, emperor); SNG von Aulock 959 var (obv. legend).TextImage
GORΔIAN III
Rec Gen 160 varGordian III, AE27 of Tium, Bithynia. 7.74 g. AΔ 238-244. M ANT ΓOΡ&Δelta;IANOC AYΓ, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / TIANΩN, Δionysos standing left, looking right, right arm over his head and resting left arm on the shoulders of Pan, leaning left, looking right and holding pedum. RecGen 160 var (reverse image with an additional satyr); SNG von Aulock 1016 var (ditto).TextImage
VALERIAN I
RecGen 170Valerian I, AE of Tium, Bithynia. 6.81 g. Π Λ OYAΛEΡIANOC, laureate head right / TIANΩN, Zeus seated left, holding thunderbolt and sceptre. RecGen 170; SNG von Aulock 1029.TextImage
GALLIENUS
RecGen 177varGallienus, AE24 of Tium, Bithynia. AYK Π Λ ΓAΛΛIHNOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from the back / TIA-NΩN, river-god Billaeus reclining left, resting left arm on overturned urn and, with his right hand, touching with a reed a ship's prow before him. BILLAOC in exergue. Unpublished with BILLAOC? Not in RecGen; SNG v.A.; BMC; Mionnet; Weber; SNG Cop; etc.TextImage
SNGvA 1045Gallienus, AE of Tium, Bithynia. 7.15 g. Π Λ ΓAΛΛHNOC CEB, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / TIANΩN, Serapis standing front, head left, holding sceptre and raising right hand. SNG von Aulock 1045.TextImage
MAXIMINUS I
Lindgren I 197Bithynia, Tium. Maximinus I Thrax AE 29. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / TIANΩN, Athena seated left, holding Nike and sceptre; shield at her side. TextImage

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