Browsing Ancient Coinage of Caria, Kos

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BMC 18Kos, Caria. ca 357-330 BC. AR Didrachm. Magistrate Age.. Bearded head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress / KΩION AΓH, veiled female head left. BMC 18; SNG Keckman 286-287.TextFull Size
BMC 19Kos, Caria. AR didrachm. ca. 345-330 BC. 20 mm, 6.43 g. Magistrate Philo.. Bearded head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress. / KΩION below, ΦI to right of veiled female head left. BMC 19; SNG Cop 620.TextFull Size
BMC 20-21Kos, Caria. AR didrachm. ca. 345-330 BC. 18.5mm, 6.69 g. Magistrate Phil... Bearded head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress. / KΩION below, ΦIΛ to right of veiled female head left. BMC 20-21.TextFull Size
BMC 22Kos, Caria. AR didrachm. ca. 345-330 BC. 18.5mm, 6.67 g. Magistrate Biton. Bearded head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress. / KΩION below, BITΩN to right of veiled female head left. BMC 22; SNG von Aulock 2752; Pixodarus 34; SNG Cop 621; HGC 6, 1306; SNG Keckman 288-289; Dewing 2387.TextFull Size
BMC 25Kos, Caria, AE, 1.29 g. ca 4th century BC. Bearded head of Herakles right / Crab, club above, KΩI below. BMC 25.TextFull Size
BMC 32Kos, Caria, AE11. ca 366-300 BC. Veiled head of Demeter right / Crab, club below. BMC 32. TextFull Size
BMC 42
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BMC 42Kos, Caria, AR Tetradrachm. ca 285-258 BC. Timolykos, magistrate. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress. / K-ΩIO-N TIMOΛYKO&Sigma, crab, bow and quiver below; all in dotted square.TextFull Size
BMC 43Kos, Caria, AR-Tetradrachm, 14.95 g., 27 mm. ca 285-258 BC. Magistrate Moschios. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress / KΩIΩN MOΣCIΩN above and beneath crab, bow in bowcase below, all within dotted square. BMC 43 (same dies).TextFull Size
BMC 51Kos, Caria. AR didrachm, 300-190 BC. 20 mm, 6.38 gr. Magistrate Kleinos. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress / KΩIΩN KΛEINOΣ, crab, club below, all in dotted square. BMC 51; Hunter 4; SNG Cop 633; Paton and Hicks, 32.TextFull Size
BMC 52Kos, Caria, AR Didrachm. ca 300-190 BC. Magistrate Nikon. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress. / KΩIΩN NIKΩN, Crab; club below. SNG von Aulock 2754. TextFull Size
BMC 62Kos, Caria, AR Drachm. ca 357-330 BC. Magistrate Moschion. Bearded head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress. / KΩIΩN MOΣXIΩN, Crab, club below. SNG von Aulock 2750. TextFull Size
BMC 70
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BMC 70Kos, Caria, AR Hemidrachm. ca 285-258 BC. Head of young Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress / KΩION VΠINIKOY, crab above horizontal club. SNG von Aulock 2758.TextFull Size
BMC 170Kos, Caria, AE 25. c. 88-50 BC, Magistrate Alkidamos. Laureate head of Apollo right / KΩINΩN AΛKIΔAto left and right of lyre, all within wreath. BMC 170; Paton-Hicks 228; SNG Cop 665.TextFull Size
BMC 173Kos, Caria, AE24. c. 88-50 BC, Magistrate Emmenibas. Laureate head of Apollo right / KΩIΩN EMMEN to left and right of lyre, all within wreath.Text
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BMC 174Kos, Caria, AE24. c. 88-50 BC, Laureate head of Apollo right / KΩIΩN EYKΡAT to left and right of lyre, all within wreath. TextFull Size
BMC 178
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Kos, Caria. AE21. Civic issue, 167-88 BC. Magistrate Agesias. 8.63 g. Bearded head of Asklepios right. / KΩIΩN AΓHΣIAΣ to left and right of serpent-entwined staff. BMC 178; Ingvaldsen XXI 71-73; SNG Oxford 90.TextFull Size
BMC 178
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Kos, Caria. AE21. Civic issue, 167-88 BC. Magistrate Agesias. 8.63 g. Bearded head of Asklepios right. / KΩIΩN AΓHΣIAΣ to right and left of serpent-entwined staff. BMC 178; Ingvaldsen XXI 71-73; SNG Oxford 90.TextFull Size
BMC 179-181Kos, Caria. AE20. Civic issue, 180-70 BC. Magistrate Agalos. 7.68 g. Bearded head of Asklepios right. / KΩIΩN AΓAΛOΣ to right and left of serpent-entwined staff. BMC 179-181; Ingvaldsen XXI 26-70; SNG Oxford 91.TextFull Size
BMC 185Kos, Caria. AE20. Civic issue, 180-70 BC. Magistrate Kleyma. 5.83 g. Bearded head of Asklepios right. / KΩIΩN KΛEYMA to right and left of serpent-entwined staff. BMC 185; Ingvaldsen XXI 123-136; SNG von Aulock 8178.TextFull Size
BMC 187-188 corr.Kos, Caria. AE20. Civic issue, 180-70 BC. Magistrate Polyarchos. 7.76 g. Bearded head of Asklepios right. / KΩIΩN ΠOΛYAΡX to right and left of serpent-entwined staff. BMC 187-188 corr. (magistrate's name); Ingvaldsen XXI 12-17; Karl Coll. 365.TextFull Size
BMC 190Kos, Caria. AE22. Civic issue, 167-88 BC. Magistrate Filinos. Bearded head of Asklepios right. / KΩIΩN ΦIΛINOΣ to right and left of serpent-entwined staff. BMC 190; Ingvaldsen XXI 1-11; Milan 2877; SNG Oxford 94.TextFull Size
BMC 198Kos, Caria, Nikias. ca 30 BC. AE 31mm. NIKIAΣ, head of Nikias right with a slight beard, hair bound in a taenia / KΩIΩN KAΛΛIΠΠIΔHΣ, laureate head of Asklepios right. RPC I 2728, SNG Cop 689, BMC 198. TextFull Size
BMC 208Kos, Caria. AE 31. No legend, bearded head of Herakles right, club over shoulder / KΩINΩ, bowl on three legs, with two birds standing on the rim, drinking from the bowl. BMC 208.TextFull Size
Dewing 2393corr Kos, Caria, Circa 190-167 BC. AR Hemidrachm (12mm, 1.36 gm). Theugenes, magistrate. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress. / K-ΩIO-N ΘEYΓENH[Σ], crab, club below. TextFull Size
Ingvaldsen 31Kos, Caria, 190-166 BC. AE13mm. Magistrate Kleuchios. Three-quarter facing head of Herakles, head turned slightly right / KΩI KΛEYXIO, club and a bow in a bow case. Ingvaldsen XX 31 (this coin); Triton V, 491; Münsterberger II, pg. 124 (this coin cited).TextFull Size
Ingvaldsen 108Kos, Caria, AE, ca 3rd-2nd century BC. 1.45g. Magistrate Teisias. Head of Herakles left, wearing lionskin headdress / KΩIΩN TEIΣI, Crab, club below. Ingvaldsen 108; Göttingen 109.1.TextFull Size
Ingvaldsen 137-139Kos, Caria. AE22. Civic issue, 167-88 BC. 6.99 g. Magistrate Kleufa. Bearded head of Asklepios right. / KΩIΩN KΛEYΦA to right and left of serpent-entwined staff. Ingvaldsen 137-139; Righetti Coll. Sale, part III, 465.TextFull Size
Kroll 18 Kos, Caria, AR Tetrobol. ca 145-88 BC. Head of bearded Asklepios right / KΩIΩN NIKOME-ΘEYΦAMI, coiled serpent. TextFull Size
Paton&Hicks 86Kos, Caria, AE17, (4.16g) c. 190-88 BC. Head of Herakles 3/4 facing, wearing lion skin / KΩIΩN ΦIΛINOΣ, Bow in case and club. Paton and Hicks 86; cf BMC 156ff.TextFull Size
Paton&Hicks 100bKos, Caria. AE10, 1.45 gr. 300-190 BC. Magistrate Teisias. Head of Herakles left, wearing lionskin / KΩIΩN above crab, TEIΣI below. Paton and Hicks 100b.TextFull Size
Pixodarus 12Kos, Caria. AR didrachm. ca. 345-330 BC. 18 mm, 6.55 g. Magistrate Ma... Bearded head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress. / KΩION MA, veiled female head left. Pixodarus 12; SNG Cop 619 (with A off flan).TextFull Size
Pixodarus 19aKos, Caria. AR didrachm. ca. 345-330 BC. 20 mm, 6.85 g. Magistrate Iph... (or Philo..) Bearded head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress. / KΩION below, IΦ to right of veiled female head left. Pixodarus 19a (this coin); Pixodarus Hoard (CH IX, p. 421, this coin) (SNG Cop 622 var (drachm)).TextFull Size
Requier 43c Kos, Caria, AR Tetradrachm. 300-190 BC. Head of Herakles right wearning lionskin / KΩION ΛEΩΔAMAΣ, crab, bow in case below. TextFull Size
Requier 48 Kos, Caria, AR Tetradrachm. ca 285–258 BC. Head of young Herakles right in lion skin headdress / KΩION ΛEΩΔAMAΣ, crab, bow in bowcase below. TextFull Size
RPC 2724Kos, Caria, Nikias, tyrant, ca. 30 BC, AE32, 23.66 gr. NIKIAΣ, lightly bearded and bare head of Nikias right / KΩIΩN ANTIOXOΣ, laureate head of Asklepios right. RPC 2724; BMC 196; SNG Cop 687; Paton-Hicks 234.TextFull Size
SNG Cop 617Kos, Caria, Triple Siglos, ca. 480-470 BC. 16.60g. [KOΣ] Nude male youth hurling a discus, standing facing, weight on his right leg, left leg is crossing behind, the upper part of the body bent to its right side. On the left, large tripod, the prize of the contest. Dotted border / Irregular square incuse with diagonal lines, small crayfish in lower section. Babelon Traite 2,2 1738; Imhoof MG 98; BMC 6-9; Mionnet III, 5; SNG Cop 617; SNG Fitz. 4758-4759.TextFull Size
SNG Cop 622Kos, Caria. AR drachm. ca. 345-330 BC. 15 mm, 3.44 g. Magistrate Phi(leonidas). Bearded head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress. / KΩION below, IΦ to right of veiled female head left. SNG Cop 622; Egger auction 45, lot 594 (1913).TextFull Size
SNG Cop 627Kos, Caria, AR Tetradrachm. ca 285-258 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress. / K-ΩIO-N ΛEΩΔAMAΣ, crab; bow and quiver below, all in dotted square. Requier 40ff, SNG Berry 1116; Paton-Hicks 18. TextFull Size
SNG Cop 660Kos, Caria. After 300 BC. AE 10 mm. 1.1 g. Bee / Star or stellate pattern. TextFull Size
SNG Keckman 228v Kos, Caria, Circa 4th Century BC. AR Tetradrachm. Athanad..., magistrate. Bearded head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress. / AΘANAΔ... to right of veiled female head left. TextFull Size
SNG Keckman 285v Kos, Caria, AR Tetradrachm. Phase 1, ca 395-390 BC. Persias, magistrate. Head of Herakles left, in lion's skin / KΩIΩN ΠEΡΣIAΣ (?), Crab, club below, all within incuse square. Paton-Hicks 7. TextFull Size
SNG Keckman 288v Kos, Caria, AR Tetradrachm. Phase 4, circa 345-340 BC. Athamas, magistrate. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress. / AΘAMAΣ to right of veiled head of female left. TextFull Size
SNG vA 2750v Kos, Caria. ca 3rd-2nd Cent. BC. AR Drachm. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress. / KΩIΩN ΛYKΩN, Crab; club below. TextFull Size
SNG vA 2758cf Kos, Caria, Ca. 300-190 BC. AR Hemidrachm. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress. / KΩIΩN KAΛΛIΣO, crab, club below. TextFull Size
Wealth 111 Kos, Caria, AR Tetradrachm. ca 170 BC. Head of Aphrodite right, wreathed with myrtle / KΩIΩN IKOΣTΡATOΣ, Asklepios standing right, resting on serpent-entwined staff, legs crossed. Paton-Hicks 128.TextFull Size
Weber 6652Kos, Caria, AE12, 190-167 BC. 1.46 g. Head of Helios or youthful Herakles facing. / KΩI MEΔΩN, club and bow in bowcase. Weber 6652; SNG von Aulock 8174.TextFull Size
AUGUSTUS
RPC 2738Augustus AE21 of Kos, Caria. 6.4g. Magistrate Sophocles, son of Timoxenos. ΣEBAΣTOΣ KΩIΩN, laureate head right. / EIΡANA ΣOΦOKΛEΣ TIMOXENOY, laureate head of Eirene right. RPC 2738; BMC 224-225.TextFull Size
See also: PDF Download from wildwinds: Coin pages extract of Inscriptions of Cos by Paton and Hicks. (Old but excellent for finding Magistrate's names). 11 Mb, no images.
See also: PDF Download from University Museum of Cultural Heritage, Oslo: Hakon Ingvaldsen's wonderful 2002 thesis: COS – Coinage and Society
Entry for Caria, Kos on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Cos in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum