Ancient Coinage of Cilicia, Coropissus


Coropissos lay on the major route from Laranda to Olba and Claudiopolis in southern Asia Minor. It was a thriving town with the status of a "Polis". The modern town of Dag Pazari stands on the site and here too, the bulldozers have spared none of the ancient buildings.

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CITY AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
SNG Lev 581Coropissos, Cilicia, autonomous issue. 30 BC to AD 276. 2.37 gr. Bull standing right / KOΡOΠICC;EωN, crescent and one star. SNG Levante 581 and SNG Levante 150.TextImage
HADRIAN
BMC 1Hadrian, AE18 of Coropissus, Cilicia. 117-138. 4.80 gr. KAICAΡ AΔΡIANOC, laureate head right / KOΡOΠICC.., Head of bearded male (Zeus or Herakles?) right, sceptre over shoulder; tree before. BMC 1; SNG Pfalz 798; SNG Levante Supp. 152.TextImage
BMC 1Hadrian, AE19 of Coropissus, Cilicia. AD 117-138. KAICAΡ AΔΡIANOC, laureate head right / KOΡOΠICC., head of Herakles right, club over shoulder, tree to right. BMC 1; SNG Pfalz 798; SNG Levante Supp. 152.TextImage
SNG Fr 763 Hadrian AE 25mm of Coropissus, Cilicia. Dated RY 13 = AD 130-131. KAICAΡ AΔΡIANOC IΓ, laureate draped bust right / KOΡOΠICCEωN KHT MHTΡO, Tyche Soterios standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. SNG Levante Supp. 153. Text Image
Waddington 4749Hadrian, AE25 of Coropissus, Cilicia. AD 117-138. KAICAΡ AΔΡIANOC IΓ (IΓ retrograde), laureate and draped bust right / KOΡOΠICCEωN KHT MHTΡO, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. SNG France 2 763-764; Paris 452-453; Waddington 4749; SNG Levante Supp. 153.TextImage
ANTONINUS PIUS
SNG vA 5671Antoninus Pius AE30 of Coropissos, Cilicia. AD 138-161. 12.90 gr. AYTOKΡATωΡ KAICAΡ ANTωNEINO, laureate and cuirassed bust right / KOΡOΠICCEωN KHTωN MHTΡOΠO, Zeus standing left, holding patera and sceptre; eagle at foot left. SNG von Aulock 5671; Sear GIC 1477.TextImage
FAUSTINA II
SNG vA 5673Faustina II, AE of Coropissos, Cilicia. AD 147-176. 3.71 gr. ΦAYCTINA CEB, draped bust right / KOΡOΠICEωN, turreted and draped bust of Tyche right. SNG von Aulock 5672; SNG Levante 586.TextImage
COMMODUS
SNG Lev. 589Commodus, AE 23 of Coropissus, Cilicia. 7.59 gr. AD 166-177. AYTO KAICAΡA KOMOΔON, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right / KOΡOΠICCEωN KI MHTΡ, Zeus standing left, holding patera with bunch of grapes and sceptre; eagle at foot left. SNG Levante 589 (this coin); SNG Pfalz 802.TextImage
SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
Tate 98377871Septimius Severus, AE21 of Coropissos, Cilicia. 3.7 gr. AYT K CEΠ CEYHΡOC ΠE, laureate head right / KOΡO THC KIHTωN MHTΡ, Hermes, naked, standing left, holding purse and caduceus. Apparently unpublished. Tater 301098377871.TextImage
MAXIMINUS I
SNG Lev. 590Maximinus I, AE29 of Coropissos, Cilicia. 12.6 gr. 235-238. AYT K Γ I OYH MAXIMEINON, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / KOΡOΠICCEωN THC KHTωN MHTΡOΠOΛEωC, Andromeda, standing right, clasping the hand of Perseus standing left, holding harpa and Gorgonion, head of hippocampus below. SNG Levante 590; SNG v.Aulock 5673; SNG Pfalz 805; SNG France 2 770; Paris 459.TextImage
SNG vA 5673Maximinus I Thrax, AE of Coropissos, Cilicia. AD 235-238. 9.44 gr. AYT K Γ I OYH MAXIMEINON, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from the back / KOΡOΠICCEωN THC KHTωN MHTΡOΠOΛEωC, Andromeda standing right, clasping the hand of Perseus, standing left, holding harpa and gorgon's head; hippocampus at foot left. SNG France II 770; SNG Levante 590; SNG Pfalz 805; Paris 459; SNG von Aulock 5673.TextImage
MAXIMUS
BMC 2 Maximus, Caesar AE 29mm of Coropissus, Cilicia. AD 235-238. Γ I OYH MAXIMON KECAΡ A, radiate and draped bust right / KOΡOΠICCEωN THC KHTωN MHTΡOΠO, Apollo Smintheos standing left, holding branch of laurel over altar before him; mouse by altar. BMC 2.TextImage
VALERIAN I
SNG Pfalz 809Valerian I, AE32 of Coropissos, Cilicia. 253-260 AD. 12.96 gr. (from top left, clockwise) AYTOKΡ KAIC ΠOYB ΛI OYAΛEΡIANOC, laureate, cuirassed bust right / KOΡOΠICCEωN THC KHTωN MHTΡOΠOΛEωC around A-NEIC-ΦOΡI-A in four lines within wreath. SNG Pfalz 809.TextImage

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