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Ancient Coinage of Caria, Aphrodisias

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CITY AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
BMC 29Aphrodisias, Caria, Semi-autonomous, AE24, ca 200-250 AD. [IE]RA CVNKLHTOC, diademed head of Senate right / AFROD[EIC]IEWN, Aphrodite standing left, holding patera and sceptre. BMC 29.TextImage
BMC 56Aphrodisias, Caria, Semi-autonomous, AE24, ca 200-250 AD. [IE]RA CVNKLHTOC, diademed head of Senate right / AFRODEICIEWN, Tree with three branches growing up from a trellis work enclosure BMC 56.TextImage
BMC 75Aphrodisias, Caria, Pseudo-autonomous AE, ca. 238 - 249. 8.21 g. IERA SUNKLHTOS. Diademed and draped bust of the Senate right / AFRODEICIEWN, Prize crown inscribed GORDIANHA, with palm branch on table with lions' feet, ATTALHA in three lines between two purses below. BMC 75.TextImage
BMC 81Aphrodisias, Caria, Semi-autonomous, AE21, Time of Gallienus, 260-268 AD. 5.31 gr. DHMOC, unbearded, youthful, laureate, draped bust right / AFRODEICIE-WN, eagle, standing facing, head left, wings spread, holding serpent in claws. BMC 81; MacDonald R591; Kurth, Demos 756.TextImage
MacDonald 115Aphrodisias, Caria, Semi-autonomous, AE24, 3-Assaria, ca 200-250 AD. 7.91 gr. IERA CVNKLHTOC, diademed and draped, youthful bust of Senate right / AFRODEICIEWN, MÍn standing left, resting foot on bucranium, holding patera and long sceptre. MacDonald Type 115; SNG Cop 100; Weber 6392.TextImage
Macdonald 128Aphrodisias, Caria, Semi-autonomous, AE17, Severan times, ca 193-211 AD. 3.33 gr. Quarter Assarion. Bust of Serapis right, wearing kalathos / AFRODICIEWN, Isis standing left, crescent behind shoulders, holding sistrum and situla. Macdonald Type 128; BMC 71; Waddington 2184.TextImage
MacDonald 131Aphrodisias AE24. IEPA CYNKLHTOC, draped bust of Senate right / AFPOD-EICIEWN, leafless tree with three branches springing separately from a trellis enclosure, a lighted altar to left and right. MacDonald Type 131; BMC 58. TextImage
MacDonald 145Aphrodisias, Caria. Pseudo-autonomous issue. Early 3rd Century AD. AE 25mm (8.57 g, 6h). IEPOC DHMOC, unbearded, youthful, laureate and draped bust of Demos right / AFRODEI-CIEWN, cult statue of Aphrodite right, veiled and wearing kalathos; behind her a small veiled figure of a priestess seated right and in front, an altar or fountain. MacDonald Type 145. BMC 33 var (bust type); SNG von Aulock 2443 var (ditto); SNG Cop. 107 var (ditto).TextImage
MacDonald 209Aphrodisias, Caria, Semi-autonomous, AE20, ca 200-265 AD. 5.27 gr. IERA BOYLH, veiled and draped bust of Boule right / AFRODICIEWN, Aphrodite standing left, holding apple and sceptre. Macdonald Type 209.TextImage
Mionnet 594 (rev)Aphrodisias, Caria, AE27, Time of Philip I, 244-249 AD. DHMOC, unbearded, laureate head right / AFRODEICIEWN, Panther right, killing stag. Probably unpublished. This reverse: Mionnet, IV, p. 108, 594. Rohde 11773. (See also another unpublished coin with the same reverse from Philadelpheia, Lydia).TextImage
HADRIAN
MacDonald 55Hadrian AE28 Diassarion of Caria, Aphrodisias. AV K LI TPAIN ADPIANOC CE, laureate and cuirassed bust right, seen from front, slight drapery on left shoulder / AFRODEICIEWN, cult state of Artemis of Aphrodisias standing facing within tetrastyle shrine with arched central bay; ornate roofline.TextImage
JULIA DOMNA
Imhoof GM 417Julia Domna, AE31mm of Aphrodisias, Caria. 7.35 g. Magistrate Menestheus Isobounos. AD 195-196. IOYΛIA ΔOMNA AYΓOYCTA, draped bust right / EΠI AΡX TΩN ΠE MENECΘ-EA ICOBOYNON in two circles around, AΦΡOΔEICI-EΩN below, Aphrodite standing left, holding Eros and sceptre. Imhoof GM 417; MacDonald 83b.TextImage
GORDIAN III
SNG von Aulock 2463Gordian III AE 36mm of Caria, Aphrodisias. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right [c/m: D] / Prize urn on table; amphora below. SNG von Aulock 2463-4 [c/m: Howgego 788].TextImage
BMC 126Gordian III ∆ 3 Assaria of Aphrodisias in Caria. AVK MAN GOPDIANOC CE, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right / AFR-O-D-EI, CIEWN, cult-statue of Aphrodite right on plinth between small figure of priestess(?) & low altar with conical cover(?); on either side, cippus surmounted by Eros, poised on one leg, holding torch toward cult statue.TextImage
VALERIAN I
SNGvA 8066Valerian I, AE of Aphrodisias, Caria. 253-260 AD, Archontus Julianus. 15.56 g. AU KAI POLI OUALERIANOC, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right / EPI ARC OIOVALIANOU, two prize crowns, inscribed GORDIANHA and OUALERIANA, each with palm branch on agonistic table with lion's legs, palm branches beneath table. AF-RO DE-CI, EWN below and in exergue. SNG v. Aulock 8066; Macdonald 212.TextImage
SALONINA
BMC 152Salonina AE23 of Aphrodesias, Caria. IOV KOPN CALWNIN, diademed & draped bust right, crescent behind shoulders / AFRODICIE, cult statue of Kore standing right.TextImage
See also: Entry for Aphrodisias on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Aphrodisias in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum
Search for Aphrodisias in the ANS Database

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