Ancient Coinage of Caria, Knidos


Cnidus or Knidos, in Caria; modern day Datca in southwest Turkey. Struck mostly civic AR and AE coins - the only provincial coins known were struck for Caracalla, sometimes with Plautilla.

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CITY AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
BMC 17Knidos, Caria, AR Drachm. Circa 490-465 BC. 16.05 mm, 6.13 gr. Forepart of roaring lion right / Incuse square within which the head of Aphrodite right of fine archaic style, hair curling upwards beneath sphendone. BMC 17-19.TextImage
BMC 26cfCaria, Knidos AR Drachm. Circa 390 BC. Forepart of roaring lion right / KNI, head of Aphrodite right, in single pendant earring & necklace; within incuse square. Cf. SNG Copenhagen 258, cf. Winterthur 3415. TextImage
BMC 31Knidos, Caria, AR drachm, (3.60g) c. 350 BC, Head of Artemis right, hair rolled and confined in a sphendone / TEΛECIΦΡΩN, forepart of lion right, KNI below. TextImage
BMC 46Knidos, Caria, AR drachm, 15mm, 3.15 gr. Head of Aphrodite right, hair drawn up into a knot at the back of the head, TE monogram behind / TEΛEAΣ above, KNI beneath forepart of lion right. BMC 46; SNG von Aulock 2697; Sear 4843.TextImage
BMC 68Knidos, Caria, AE10, 300-190 BC. 1.33 gr. Laureate head of Apollo right / (K)ΡATΛA(C) to left, KNI below, prow right. BMC 68; SNG von Aulock 8108-8109.TextImage
BMC 93Knidos, Caria, AE28, semi-autonomous issue. AD 100-200. 9.17 g. Head of Aphrodite right / KNIΔIΩN, Dionysos wearing long robe, standing left, holding kantharos and transverse thyrsos. BMC 93-94; SNG von Aulock 2616; SNG Lewis 1653; Prowe III 1223.TextImage
Cahn 27Caria, Knidos AR Drachm. Circa 520-495 BC. Head of a roaring lion right / Archaic head of Aphrodite right, within incuse square. SNG Helsinki 111, SNG Copenhagen 200. TextImage
Cahn 28Caria, Cnidus AR Drachm. ca 530-520 BC. Head of roaring lion right / bust of Aphrodite right, hair in sakkos, all in incuse square. TextImage
Cahn 67Caria, Knidos AR Drachm. Circa 490-465 BC. Forepart of roaring lion right / Archaic head of Aphrodite right, within incuse square. SNGvA 8105. TextImage
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Cahn 78Caria, Knidos AR Drachm. Circa 465-449 BC. Forepart of roaring lion right / head of Aphrodite right, hair bound with taenia; within incuse square. SNG Copenhagen 238-239, McClean 8475, SNG Lockett 2363. TextImage
Cahn 83Caria, Cnidus AR Drachm. ca 465-449 BC. Head & foreleg of roaring lion right / K-N-I, head of Aphrodite right, beaded hair tied in queue at back of neck, in round earring & necklace, all in incuse square. Cahn 83 (V39/R58). TextImage
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Cahn_086ACaria, Knidos. c449-411 BC. AR Drachm. Forepart of roaring lion right / Head of Aphrodite right, within incuse square. Cahn Series V, 86A.1. TextImage
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Cahn 86cfCaria, Cnidus AR Drachm. ca 449411 BC. Head & foreleg of roaring lion right / Head of Aphrodite right with beaded hair tied in queue behind neck, in taenia & pearl necklace, in incuse square. TextImage
Cahn 91Caria, Cnidus AR Drachm. ca 449-411 BC. Head & foreleg of roaring lion right / Head of Aphrodite right, in round earring, hair rolled, in incuse square. TextImage
Cahn 92Caria, Knidos AR Drachm. Circa 411-394 BC. Forepart of roaring lion right / Head of Aphrodite right, hair bound in sphendone decorated with flowers; within incuse square. SNG Helsinki 138, SNG Copenhagen 252. TextImage
Cahn 125Caria, Knidos. Circa 449-411 BC. AR Obol (0.87 gm). Aiginetan standard. Protome of a roaring lion right / Head of Aphrodite right, wearing taenia. TextImage
Imhoof KM 2Knidos, Caria, AR tetradrachm, 390-340 BC. 14.97 g. KNI, Head of Aphrodite Euploia left, wearing ampyx, earrings and necklace, prow in right field / ΦANIAΣ, forepart of roaring lion left. Imhoof KM 2.TextImage
Mionnet III, 231Knidos, Caria, AE31, ca 200 BC. 18.29 g. Magistrate Moschos. No legend, veiled head of Demeter right, wreathed with corn, countermark: bearded, male head right / MOΣXOΣ KNIΔIΩN, Nike standing left, holding wreath and palm. Mionnet III, 231.TextImage
Rosen 635Knidos, Caria, AR hemiobol, (0.34g) c. 530-520 BC, Lion head right. / Head of Aphrodite right, inside dotted linear border, all in incuse square. TextImage
SNG Helsinki 163Caria, Knidos. ca 450 BC. AR Drachm. Forepart of lion right / KNIΔIΩN, Head of Aphrodite Phileon right; all within incuse square. SNGvA 2600. TextImage
SNG Helsinki 182Knidos, Caria, AE13, 2.09 gr. 250-210 BC. ΔAMOKΡATIAΣ, head of Aphrodite right, wearing stephane / KNI above prow right; club and magistrate's name TEΛEΣIΦΡΩN (?) below. SNG Keckman 1 182.TextImage
SNG Helsinki 189Caria, Knidos AR Hemidrachm. 325-300 BC. Head of Aphrodite right / Three-quarter facing head of a bull, head turned slightly right; AΓHΣIKΛHΣ (magistrate). TextImage
SNG Helsinki 192Caria, Knidos. Circa 250-210 BC. AR Tetrobol. Bust of Artemis right, quiver on shoulder / Tripod. TextImage
SNG Helsinki 197Caria, Knidos AR Tetrobol. Circa 250-210 BC. Draped bust of Artemis right, in stephane, bow & quiver over shoulder / Tripod; EΠIΓENHΣ (magistrate). TextImage
SNG Keckman 164Knidos, Caria, AR tridrachm (double siglos), ca 405-404 BC. 21mm, 11.06 g. Σ-Y-N around, the infant Herakles, naked, kneeling right, arms forming a straight, slanting line from upper left to lower right, strangling a serpent in each hand and looking at the serpent on the ground / KNIΔIΩN around Head of Aphrodite right, prow beneath chin; all within incuse square. Hecatomnus 1; SNG Keckman 164 (same dies).TextImage
SNG Tub 3430Caria, Knidos, AE24, 190-167 BC. Bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver behind shoulder / KNIΔIΩN ΠANTA to left and right of tripod. SNG Tuebingen 3430.TextImage
SNG vA 2599cfCaria, Knidos. Circa 400 BC. AR Hemitartemorion (0.09 gm). Forepart of lion left / Head of Aphrodite right. TextImage
Sear #4833Uncertain Mint in Caria (Knidos?) AR Stater. 460-440 BC. Winged Deity running left, head right / Pyramid, grapes at each side, all in incuse square. TextObv-Rev
Sear #4837Knidos, Caria, AR Diobol. 480-450 BC, Forepart of lion right / Head of Aphrodite right, of fine archaic style in border of dots, all inside incuse square. Rosen633.
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Sear #4845Knidos, Caria, AR Diobol. c 390-330 BC. Head of Aphrodite right, hair rolled and confined inside sphendone / Bull's head facing.
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Sear #4848Knidos, Caria AR tetrobol. Artemis right / Tripod with Greek legend. SNGCop 276.
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Sear #4851Caria, Knidos AR Didrachm. 190-167 BC. Facing head of Rhodian Helios, slightly right / Forepart of roaring lion right; KNIΔIΩN above; unknown magistrate below; symbol ? behind.
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Sear #4860Caria, Cnidus AE19. After 167 BC. Laureate head of Apollo right / ΠANTAΛE KNIΔIΩ, Head and neck of bull left, head facing. BMC 82.TextImage

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