Ancient Coinage of Cilicia, Elaiussa-Sebaste


Elaeusa- or Elaiussa-Sebaste, an island close off the coast of Cilicia, near Corycus; now Ayash, Turkey.

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CITY AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
BMC 2Elaeusa-Sebaste, Cilicia. 1st Century BC. AE 21mm. Diademed head of Zeus right; Σ behind head / EΛAIOUΣΣIΩN, Nike walking left, holding wreath in right hand; ΔIO left. SNG Lev 823.TextImage
Prieur 723AElaeusa-Sebaste, Cilicia, AR Tetradrachm. ca 40 BC. Veiled, turreted head of Tyche right, wearing pendant earring / EΛEIOYΣIΩN THΣ IEΡAΣ KAI AYTONOMOY, deity standing left, holding tiller, ΔIO monogram above aphlaston in outer left field, IZI in inner left field, wreath border. SNG Paris 1152 cf. TextImage
SNG Fr 1133Elaeusa-Sebaste, Cilicia, AE27. 1st C. AD. 6.03 gr. Laureate head of Zeus right, monogram behind head / EΛAIOYΣIΩN, Nike walking left, holding wreath, AX monogram to left. SNG France 1133.TextImage
SNG Fr 1150Elaeusa-Sebaste, Cilicia, AE21, ca 1st Century BC. 7.15 g. Laureate head of Zeus right; AN behind / Nike walking left, holding wreath; monograms in left field.TextImage
SNG Fr 1152cfElaeusa-Sebaste, Cilicia, AR Tetradrachm. ca 93-84 BC. Turreted and veiled head of Tyche right / Female (Aphrodite?) standing left, holding tiller; monogram and aplustre to outer left, ZH to inner left. Houghton and Bendall 4.TextImage
SNG Lev Supp 224Elaeusa-Sebaste, Cilicia AE20. Circa 1st Century BC-1st Century AD. Head of Athena right, in crested helmet / NAYAΡXIC, Poseidon, naked, standing right, right foot on ship's prow and resting on trident.TextImage
SNG Lev 823Cilicia, Elaeusa-Sebaste, Cilicia AE 25mm. ca 1st century BC. Laureate head of Zeus right; E / Nike flying left; monogram.TextImage
SNG Lev. 833Elaeusa-Sebaste, Cilicia. AE18. 100-20 BC. Turreted and draped bust of Tyche right, NE monogram behind head / EΛAIOYΣIΩN, Hermes, naked but for chlamys across chest and over his arm, standing left, holding patera and caduceus. ΣΩ over ΔI in left field. SNG Levante 833.TextImage
SNG Lev 838Elaeusa-Sebaste, Cilicia. AE25. Ca 1st Century BC. ΘA, Turreted, veiled, and draped bust of Tyche right / EΛAIOYΣIΩN, Nike walking left; monogram over YΛ over aphlaston in left field. SNG Levante 838 (this coin); SNG France 1156 var (monograms).TextImage
SNG Lev 839Elaeusa-Sebaste, Cilicia, Cilicia. AE25. Ca 1st Century BC. AΘ, Helmeted head of Athena right / EΛAIOYΣIΩN, Aphrodite Euploia standing left, holding aplustre and sceptre; CTA monogram and ΡΩN in left field. SNG Levante 839 (this coin).TextImage
SNG Pfalz 448Elaeusa-Sebaste, Cilicia. 100-1 BC. 19.63 mm, 7.12 gr. Bearded head of Zeus right, hair bound in a taenia, HE monogram behind head / EΛAIOYΣΣIΩN, Nike walking left, holding wreath and palm branch, Ω over A in left field. SNG Pfalz 448; SNG von Aulock 6094; Ziegler 569.TextImage
Sear 5680Elaeusa-Sebaste, Cilicia, AE unit. Laureate head of Zeus right / EΛAIOYΣIΩN, Nike walking left, holding wreath. Two monograms in left field.
(3 examples)
ANTONINUS PIUS
SNG Lev. 844Antoninus Pius, AE19 of Elaeusa-Sebaste, Cilicia, 138-161 AD. (from top right) AYTOKΡATΩΡ ANTΩNINOC, laureate head right / (from top right) CEBACTHN MHTΡOΠO, ΠA-ΡA-Λ in three lines in left field, Tyche seated right on rock, holding corn-ears. SNG Levante 844. TextImage
MARCUS AURELIUS
SNG Lev Supp 229Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus AE 24mm of Elaeusa-Sebaste, Cilicia. AYTOKΡATOΡΩN CEBACTΩN, bare head of Marcus Aurelius right facing bare head of Lucius Verus left / CEBACTHC MHTΡOΠO Π.., Nike walking left, holding wreath and palm. SNG Lev Supp 229; SNG France II 1166; SNG Levante 846; Aulock 3 in JNG 1968; Ziegler Kilikien 571. TextImage
CRISPINA
Imhoof KM 1Crispina, AE27 of Elaeusa-Sebaste, Cilicia. KΡICΠEINAN CEBACTHN, draped bust right / IE ACY AYTON NAY EΛEYΘEΡA, cult image standing facing on globe. Imhoof KM 1; SNG France II, 1170; Paris 1570; Mionnet III, 663.TextImage
SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
SNG Lev Supp 230Septimius Severus AE 24mm of Elaeusa-Sebaste, Cilicia. AY KAI Λ CEB CEYH, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / CEBA I AYTO NAYAΡXIC, Nike advancing left, holding wreath and palm. SNG Levante Supp. 230; Ziegler Kilikien 573; SNG France II, 1171; Paris 1571.TextImage
SEVERUS ALEXANDER
SNG Lev Supp 231Severus Alexander AE 34mm of Elaeusa-Sebaste, Cilicia. AY K M AYΡ CEYHΡ AΛEXANΔΡOC, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / CEBACTH IEΡA AC AYT NAYAΡX, Asklepios standing facing, leaning on serpent-entwined staff; Telesphorus at his side. SNG Lev Supp 231.TextImage
JULIA MAMAEA
GM 160, 1983Julia Mamaea, AE35 of Elaeusa-Sebaste, Cilicia. 222-235 AD. 23.86g. CEBACT IEΡAC AYT NAYAΡC, Athena standing right, holding spear and aphlaston; prow at her feet. Unpublished.TextImage
JA 61Julia Mamaea, AE36 of Elaeusa-Sebaste, Cilicia. IOYLIA M-AMAIA..., draped bust right / CEBACT IER-AC AYT NAYARC, Athena or Tyche standing left, holding spear or sceptre and aphlaston, altar at foot left. Unpublished reverse for Mamaea. John Aiello Collection.TextImage
GORDIAN III
SNG France 1173Gordian III, AE28 of Elaeusa-Sebaste, Cilicia. AD 238-244. 13.45 g. M AΡ K ANTΩNI ΓOΡΔIANOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / CEBACTH IEΡ NAYAΡ-XIC, Poseidon standing left, foot on prow, holding cult image of Artemis and trident. SNG France 1173; SNG Levante 852; Lindgren III 938.TextImage
SNG Levante 853Gordian III, AE of Elaeusa-Sebaste, Cilicia. 238-244. 28.9 g. AYT K M ANTΩN ΓOΡΔIANOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / CEBACTH IEΡ AC AYTO NAYAΡXIC, Dionysos, naked, standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos, panther at foot left. SNG Levante 853 (this coin).TextImage
VALERIAN I
Ziegler 579Valerian, AE34 of Elaeusa-Sebaste, Cilicia. 253-260 AD. 10.74 gr. AVT K Π AIK OVAΛHΡIANOC, laureate, draped bust right / CEBACTH IEΡAC AYT NAYAΡXIC ΠCΡ ΔET, Zeus seated left, holding sceptre and winged thunderbolt. Ziegler 579 (this coin).TextImage

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