Ancient Coinage of Cilicia, Diocaesarea

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Note: there is a large number of different reverse dies (with different legend configurations) for coins of Philip I and II.
BMC 1Diocaesarea, Cilicia, AE20, semi-autonomous issue. AD 117-138. 4.57 g. ΔIOKAICAΡEΩN, bust of Hermes right, caduceus before / No legend, Grape cluster on vine with four leaves. Staffieri Diocaesarea 6; BMC 1; SNG Cop 126. TextImage
Lindgren I 1486Diocaesarea, Cilicia AE20, semi-autonomous issue. AΔΡIANΩN, draped bust of Hermes right, caduceus behind shoulder / ΔIOKAICAΡEΩN, bunch of grapes on stalk. SNG France 2 857; Paris 513; Lindgren I 1486; Staffieri Diocaesarea 8; SNG Cop 127; Imhoof KM 1 etc.TextImage
SNGvA 5541Diocaesarea, Cilicia AE20, semi-autonomous issue. 5.67 g. AD 138-161. AΔΡI ΔIOKAICAΡEΩN, Turreted and veiled bust of Tyche right / ΔIOKECΡAR, eagle standing right, head left, holding palm branch in its talons. Staffieri Diocaesarea 7; BMC 2; SNG von Aulock 5541; SNG Cop 128.TextImage
FAUSTINA II
BMC 5Faustina Junior AE27 of Diocaesaria, Cilicia. ANNIA ΦAYCTEINA CEBACTH, draped bust right. / AΔΡIANΩN ΔIOKECAΡEΩN, winged thunderbolt.TextImage
SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
BMC 6Cilicia, Diocaesarea. Septimius Severus AE29. AYTOKΡ KAIC Λ CEΠTI CEOYHΡOC ΠEP CEB, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right [countermarks: winged thunderbolt in oval punch, eagle in oval punch] / AΔΡ ΔIO KAICAΡEΩN,, hexastyle temple inside which thunderbolt on base, to left tree behind altar; two Nikai (?) as acroteria, bucranium in pedament. SGI 2244, Howgego 469 & 337.TextImage
BMC 8Cilicia, Diocaesarea. Septimius Severus AE33. AYTOKΡ KAIC Λ CEΠTI CEOYHΡOC ΠEP CEB, laureate bust right [countermarks: winged thunderbolt in oval punch & eagle facing with head left in oval punch] / AΔΡIANΩN ΔIOKAICAREWN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder & cornucopia. Howgego 469 & 337.TextImage
JULIA DOMNA
SNG Levante 672Julia Domna AE25 of Diocaesarea, Cilicia. IOYΛIA ΔOMNA CEB, diademed and draped bust right / (clockwise from top right) AΔΡIA ΔIOKAICA;ΡEΩN, thunderbolt. SNG Levante 672; Staffieri Diocaesarea 17; SNG France II 870; Paris 523; Waddington 4267.TextImage
GETA
SNG France 873Geta, AE28 of Diocaesarea, Cilicia, AD 198-209. Π CEΠ ΓETAC KAICAΡ, bare-headed, draped bust right / AΔΡ ΔIOKAICAΡEΩN, Dionysos, naked, standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos, panther at foot left. SNG France II, 873; Paris 527; Waddington 4270; SNG Pfalz 418.TextImage
PHILIP I
SNG Cop 129 Philip I AE 34mm of Diocaesareia in Cilicia. Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right / City-goddess seated before Tyche standing left, holding rudder & cornucopiae.TextImage
SNG France 876Philip I AE 31mm of Diocaesarea, Cilicia. Radiate, draped, & cuirassed bust right / Herakles reclining left on lion's skin, resting hand on club before him. SNGLev 677.TextImage
SNG France 879Philip I AE 31mm of Diocaesarea, Cilicia. Radiate, draped, & cuirassed bust right / Tyche Soterios standing left facing Tyche of Diocaesarea seated right; river-god Calycadnus swimming left below. SNG Levante Supp 179.TextImage
SNG Lev 675Philip I, AE33.5 octochalkous of Diocaesareia, Cilicia. 244-249 AD. 16,58g. AYTOK KAIC IOYΛ ΠIΛIΠΠOC CEB, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right / AΔΡIANΩN ΔIOKAICAΡEΩN MHTΡ KENN, Tyche of Diocaesareoa seated right, facing Tyche, standing left before her, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Beneath them, the river-god Kalykadnos swimming left. SNG Lev 675; Imhoof GM 1; Staffieri Diocaesarea 22G.TextImage
SNG Lev 677 varPhilip I, AE30 of Diocaesarea, Cilicia. AD 244-249. (beginning upwards in right field) AYT K M IOYΛ(IOC?) ΠIΛIΠΠOC CEB in two lines around, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / AΔΡIA ΔIOKECAΡEΩN (above, off flan) KENA-TΩ M-HTΡ-O around and in fields, Herakles sitting left on lionskin, legs crossed, holding club before him. SNG Levante 677 var. (positions of rev legend); SNG France 876 (ditto); SNG von Aulock 5549 (ditto).TextImage
SNG Tahberer 576Philip I, AE30 of Diocaesarea, Cilicia. AD 244-249. 16.56 g. (beginning upwards in right field) AYT K M IOYΛ(IOC?) ΠIΛIΠΠOC CEB, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Countermark: wheel or star in circular incuse (not in Howgego for this city) / AΔΡIA ΔIOKECAΡEΩN MHT KEN around and in upper field, Herakles sitting left on lionskin, legs crossed, holding club before him. Tahberer 576.TextImage
OTACILIA SEVERA
Staffieri 26Otacilia Severa AE26 of Diocaesarea, Cilicia. ΩTAKIΛ CEYHΡA NEYC CEB, draped bust right / AΔΡI ΔIOKAICAΡEΩN M KEN below, the Dioscuri standing facing, heads turned towards each other, each holding a horse by the reins. Staffieri 26.TextImage
Ziegler Kilikien 395Otacilia Severa, AE26 of Diocaesarea, Cilicia. AD 244-249. ΩTAKIΛ CEYHΡAN EYC CEB, draped bust right, wearing stephane. AΔΡ ΔIOKAICAΡEΩN M K-ENA around and in fields, triumphal arch with two shelves within with one figure on each, four further figures on the top. Ziegler Kilikien 395; Duesseldorf 10892.TextImage
Entry for diocaesarea on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Diocaesaria in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum

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