Ancient Coinage of Caria, Alinda



Alinda, on a hilltop above modern-day Karpuzlu, western Turkey, struck coins from the 3rd century BC to the 3rd century AD. The remains of the city include a necropolis of Carian tombs, a Roman aquaduct, a nearly-intact market place, a 5,000-seat Roman amphitheatre, and numerous temples.
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CITY AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
BMC 1Alinda, Caria, AE17mm. 4.64 gr. 2nd cent. BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin / AΛINΔEΩN to right and left of club with lionskin draped over it, all within oak wreath. BMC 1; SNG Cop. 17.TextImage
BMC 8Alinda, Caria. AE19, 4.58 gr. 145-130 BC. Youthful laureate male head right / AΛINΔEΩN above and beneath winged thunderbolt, all within laurel wreath. BMC 8.TextImage
CNG 64, 283Alinda, Caria. ca 2nd Century BC. AE11, 1.68 gm. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress / ALI, gorytos with arrows and bow, club below, all within dotted border. Unpublished. CNG 64, 283.TextImage
SNG Fitz 4666 varAlinda, Caria, 2nd century BC. AE16. Laureate, young male head right / ALINDEWN ANDROCOS, Club within oak wreath. SNG Lewis 964 var (magistrate); Imhoof KM 2-3 var (ditto); SNG Fitz. 4666 var (ditto). Lowen B2154.TextImage
SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
Lanz 102, 706Septimius Severus AE37 of Alinda, Caria. AD 193-211. Magistrate Cor. Menippos. 29.60 g. AY KAI Λ CE CEYHΡHΡOC ΠEΡT CSE, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / EΠI AΡ KOΡ MENIΠΠOY AΛINΔEΩN.., Herakles standing right, wielding club with right hand, about the strike the rearing horse of Diomedes, a second horse lies slain on the ground below. Counterstamp of youthful male head right. (Howgego 78-79). Kurth, Herakles 490. Lanz 102, 706.TextImage
Lanz 120, 393Septimius Severus AE39 of Alinda, Caria. (AU KAI L CE CEVHPHROC PERT C SE), laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / (EPI AR KOR MENIPPOU AL BOULH) ALINDEWN, Herakles and the horses of Diomedes: Herakles naked, standing right, resting right foot on a horse on ground, raising club towards another horse rearing up before him. Unpublished.TextImage
Milne(1938) 2Septimius Severus and Caracalla, AE39 of Alinda, Caria. 208-211 AD. AVT K L CEP CEOUHROC KAI M AUR ANTWNEINOC, laureate, cuirassed bust of Sept. Severus right, facing draped bust of Caracalla left / EPI AR KOR MENIPPOU ALINDEWN ACULO MENOC HRAKLNDOC E I (partially retrograde), Herakles, naked, standing front, head right, holding club and lionskin, shaking hands with Septimius Severus, standing front, head left, in military dress, holding spear; altar between them. Milne (NC 1938) p. 255, 2.TextImage
SNG vA 2408Septimius Severus, AE33 of Alinda, Caria. 26,96g. AVT K L CE CEVHROC PERTIN, laureate head right / EPI AR KOR MENIPPOU ALINDEWN, Herakles standing right, wrestling the Nemean lion. SNG von Aulock 2408.TextImage
SNGvA 2409 Septimius Severus AE37. Alinda, Caria, Laureate, draped bust right. / Herakles standing facing, head right, resting hand on club and picking apple from serpent-entwined tree.TextImage
SNG vA 2411Septimius Severus, AE medallion of Alinda, Caria. ALINDA. 32.83 g. AV KAI L CE CEVHRHROC PER OC CE, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, countermark of head right, I before (Howgego 78) / EPI AR KOR MENIPPOY ALINDEWN ...]EWN VNIFEC, Severus standing left, placing right hand on a trophy between two seated captives; behind him Herakles standing left, holding club and lionskin, crowning him with wreath. SNG von Aulock 2411.TextImage
See also:Alinda, on the Travel Link Turkey website

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