Ancient Coinage of Cilicia, Adana

Adana, South-East Turkey, on the NE coast of the Mediterranean and is still called Adana today.

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CITY AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
CNG 218, 270Adana, Cilicia. AE21, 164-27 BC. 8.31 g. Magistrate Ophel.. Veiled head of Demeter right / AΔANEΩN, Zeus Nikephoros seated left, holding Nike and sceptre, OΦHΛ monogram in left field. Unpublished monogram. CNG 218, lot 270.TextImage
CNG 269, 144Adana, Cilicia. AE16, 164-27 BC. 3.68 g. Magistrate Mech.. Turreted head of Tyche right / AΔANEΩN, eagle standing left on grain ear, ME monogram over Ξ in left field. CNG 269, lot 144. Unpublished with these field marks.TextImage
CNG 294, 360Adana, Cilicia. AE14, 164-27 BC. 2.84 g. Magistrate Gone_f.. Turreted head of Tyche right / AΔANEΩN, eagle standing left, ΓO over NE over _Φ in three lines in left field. CNG 294, lot 360. Unpublished. Levante NC 54-56 var (left field marks, eagle not on corn-ear); Tahberer -, SNG Lev -; SNG France - etc.TextImage
CNG 299, 177Adana, Cilicia. AE21, 164-27 BC. 5.14 g. Magistrate Gla.. Laureate head of Zeus right / AΔANEΩN, Hermes standing left, holding patera and caduceus, ΓΛA in left field. CNG 299, 177. Not in SNG France, SNG Levante, Mionnet, Tahberer, BMC etc. with this name.TextImage
Hirsch 266, 1812Adana, Cilicia. AE30, 164-27 BC. 15.40 g. Magistrate Atha.. AΔANEΩN, Draped bust of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy, thyrsos over shoulder / Demeter seated left, holding corn-ears and torch, AΘA in lower right field. Levante NC 101 var (name). Hirsch 266, 1812.TextImage
Levante NC 16Adana, Cilicia. AE23, 164-27 BC. 10.22 g. Head of Apollo right / AΔANEΩN, Zeus Nikephoros seated left, holding Nike and sceptre; ΔΡ and HΛΡ monograms in left field. Levante, Adana (NC) 16; SNG France 1842-1843; Tahberer 7.TextImage
Levante NC 25Adana, Cilicia. AE22, 164-27 BC. 9.86 g. Radiate head of Helios right / AΔANEΩN, Zeus seated left, holding Nike and sceptre. Levante NC 25; Ziegler Kilikien 838; Duesseldorf 11204; Waddington 4040; SNG France 2 1841; Paris 7.TextImage
Levante NC 46Adana, Cilicia. AE20, 164-27 BC. 6.52 g. Veiled head of Demeter right / AΔANEΩN, Zeus seated left, holding Nike and sceptre. Φ over N in left field. Levante NC 46; Tahberer 17; SNG Levante 1206.TextImage
Levante NC 104Adana, Cilicia. AE24, 164-27 BC. 9.62 g. Helmeted, draped bust of Athena right / AΔANEΩN, Nike advancing left, holding wreath and palm. ΛYCAN in two lines in left field, EY-MA in two lines in right field. Levante, Adana (NC) 104; SNG Levante 1221 (this coin); BMC 7.TextImage
Levante NC 111Adana, Cilicia. 164-130 BC. AE 24. Draped, helmeted bust of Athena right, with aegis / ZENΩNOΣ AΔANEΩN, Nike advancing left, holding wreath and palm branch. SNG von Aulock 5432; Levante p. 88, 111; Imhoof-Blumer p. 348, 5; Cox 92, 67. TextImage
Levante NC 149Adana, Cilicia. AE20, 164-27 BC. 5.40 g. Turreted, veiled, and draped bust of Tyche right / AΔAN-EΩN in two lines at upper right, Horse standing left, foreleg raised. ΠAΡ monogram in upper left field, NI in lower left field. grafitto ("A") beneath the horse. Levante, Adana 149 = SNG Levante 1219 (this coin).TextImage
Levante NC 153Adana, Cilicia. After 164 BC. AE17. AΔANEΩN, Head of Artemis right / OYAΛEΡI ΣINIΠATOY; Artemis standing facing, head left, holding arrow, quiver and bow. SNG Levante NC 153. TextImage
Levante NC 158Adana, Cilicia. AE18, 164-27 BC. 3.74 g. Laureate, draped bust of Apollo right, laurel branch before head / AΔANEΩN, Artemis standing right, holding bow and drawing arrow from quiver; stag at foot right. Tahberer 64; Levante, Adana 158 = SNG Levante 1223 (this coin); Righetti Collection 38; SNG Cop. 23.TextImage
Levante NC 160Adana, Cilicia. AE17, semi-autonomous issue, 164-30 BC. 3.04 g. AΔANOC, bearded head of the hero Adanos right / AΔANEΩN, Turreted, veiled and draped bust of Tyche right. Levante NC 160; SNG Levante 1224 (this coin).TextImage
Levante NC 161Adana, Cilicia. AE18, AD 117-268. 8.31 g. Laureate head of Zeus right / AΔΡIANΩN AΔANEΩN, half-length figure of river-god Saros swimming right, left arm raised. Imhoof FG 427; BMC 13; Levante NC 161; Tahberer 66; Lindgren I 1391.TextImage
Lindgren I, 1392Adana, Cilicia, AE22, semi-autonomous. AD 117-138. 2.45 gr. Draped bust of Serapis right, modius on head / AΔANEΩN, upper body of the river-god Saros, swimming right, left hand raised. Lindgren I 1392; Tahberer 65; Mionnet III, 121bis.TextImage
Righetti Coll. 31Adana, Cilicia. AE22, 164-27 BC. 5.40 g. Veiled and turreted bust of Tyche right / AΔA-NEΩN in two lines at upper right, Horse standing left, foreleg raised, &Delta:I in upper left field, CE in lower left field. Righetti Collection sale 31, otherwise unpublished.TextImage
SNG Cop 21Adana, Cilicia, 200-25 BC. AE 17mm. Veiled head of Demeter right, wearing stephane / AΔANEΩN, bridled horse trotting left, front right leg raised. Monogram before, AN below. SNG Cop 21; SNG Levante 1209; Ziegler (Kl. Dt. Sammlungen) 840; Weber 7492; Sear Greece 5511, Lindgren 1390.TextImage
SNG Cop 22Adana, Cilicia. After 164 BC. AE 20mm. Veiled head of Demeter right / AΔANEΩN, Zeus seated left, holding Nike and sceptre; AΘ in left field. SNG Levante 1204; SNG Paris 1844. TextImage
SNG Fr 1842Adana, Cilicia. AE23, 164-27 BC. 10.22 g. Head of Apollo right / AΔANEΩN, Zeus Nikephoros seated left; ΡΔ and ΠA monograms in left field. SNG France 1842; SNG Levante 1203; Lindgren III 743 (this coin); Tahberer 10.TextImage
Tahberer 62Adana, Cilicia. AE23, 164-27 BC. 10.52 g. Helmeted, draped bust of Athena right / AΔANEΩN, Nike advancing left, holding wreath and palm. AΘH-NAI in two lines in left field, ICI-ΔΩ in two lines in right field. Tahberer 62. Not in Levante, Adana (NC) or SNG Levante etc.TextImage
ANTONINUS PIUS
SNG France II 1866Antoninus Pius, AE21 of Adana, Cilicia. 138-161 AD. AYT KAI T AIΛ AΔΡ ANTΩNEINOC CEB EY, Π-Π across fields, laureate, draped bust right / (AΔΡIANΩN AΔ)ANEΩN, veiled and turrered head of Tyche right. Levante 1986, 170; Waddington 4050; SNG France II 1866.TextImage
JULIA DOMNA
SNG Lev 1226Julia Domna, AE33 of Adana, Cilicia. (from top right) IOYΛIA ΔOMNA CEBACTH, Draped bust right, countermark: Nike standing left (Howgego 257) / AΔΡIANΩN AΔANEΩN, Dionysus standing facing, head right, holding kantharus and thyrsus, panther at feet left. SNG Levante 1226 (this coin).TextImage
PLAUTILLA
SNG Levante 1229Plautilla Augusta AE42 Medallion of Adana, Cilicia. Draped bust right; star to left; crescent above star to right [c/m: Nike standing left within incuse circle] / AΔΡIANΩN AΔANEΩN, Plautilla & Caracalla standing facing each other, clasping hands. SNGFr 1871 [c/m: Howgego 257.]TextImage
MAXIMINUS I
Mionnet 132Maximinus, AE30 of Adana, Cilicia. A K Φ IOY MAXIMEINOC CEB, laureate head right / MAXIMEINIANΩN AΔANEΩN, Tyche, turreted, seated left on rocks within distyle temple, river-god swimming left at feet. Mionnet III, 132; SNG Fr 1877. TextImage
MAXIMUS
BMC 18Maximus Caesar, AE33 of Adana, Cilicia. Γ IOV OVH MAXIMOC KAICAΡ, bare headed, cuirassed bust right / MAXIMIANΩN AΔANEΩN, Dionysos standing left by column, holding kantharos and thyrsos, panther at feet. BMC 18; Sear GIC 3612.TextImage
TRAJAN DECIUS
SNG France 1883Trajan Decius, Adana, Cilicia, Ae 30, 18.77g. AVT KAI KVIN ΔEKION TΡAIANON CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / AΔΡIANΩN AΔANEΩN, Zeus seated left, holding patera and sceptre, eagle at foot. SNG Cop 3326; SNG France 1883.TextImage
TREBONIANUS GALLUS
SNG Lev 1235Trebonianus Gallus, AE29 of Adana, Cilicia. AD 251-253. Dionysos Games issue. AYT K Γ OYIB TΡEBΩN ΓAΛΛOC CEB, radiate, draped bust right / AΔΡIANΩN AΔANEΩN, Dionysos, holding thyrsos, sitting front, reaching left to crown an athlete who is sitting left at his side. SNG Tahberer 79-80; Ziegler Kilikien 847-848; SNG Levante 1235; SNG Righetti 1474; Mionnet III, 136; SNG France II, 1885.TextImage
VALERIAN I
BMC 22Valerian, AE29 of Adana, Cilicia. AD 253-260. 12.61 g. AY KAI ΠOY ΛIK OYAΛEΡIANOC CEB, laureate, cuirassed bust right / AΔΡIANΩN AΔANEΩN, Zeus seated left, holding patera and sceptre. BMC 22; Levante 271-275; Hunter 3.TextImage
Entry for Cilicia, Adana on the Digital Historia Numorum
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