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 / EΛAIOYΣΣIΩN, Nike walking left, holding wreath in right hand; ΔIO left. SNG Lev 823.TextImage
BMC 4Elaiussa-Sebaste, Cilicia. AE21. 100-1 BC. Bearded head of Zeus right, hair bound in a taenia. ER behind head / EΛAIOYΣIΩN, Nike walking left, holding wreath, OΔI monogram over AΡX monogram in left field. BMC 4.TextImage
BMC 5Elaiussa-Sebaste, Cilicia. AE unit. 100-1 BC. Bearded head of Zeus right, hair bound in a taenia. A in circle behind head / EΛAIOYΣIΩN, Nike walking left, holding wreath, Σ over AΡX monogram in left field. BMC 5-6; Paris 1555; SNG Pfalz 440-442.TextImage
CNG 100, 59Elaiussa-Sebaste, Cilicia. AE21. 100-1 BC. Bearded head of Zeus right, hair bound in a taenia. EΡ behind head / EΛAIOYΣIΩN, Nike walking left, holding wreath, OΔIK monogram over AΡX monogram in left field. CNG 100, 59. Unpublished monogram configuration (the positions are usually reversed as on SNG Pfalz 446; SNG Lev 826; SNG Righetti 1722).TextImage
CNG 271, 288Elaiussa-Sebaste, Cilicia. AE20. 100-1 BC. Bearded head of Zeus right, hair bound in a taenia. AΡ behind head / EΛAIOYΣIΩN, Nike walking left, holding wreath, Θ over ΠA monogram over EΡ. Unpublished fieldmark group. CNG 271, 288.TextImage
Mueller 1301Elaiussa-Sebaste, Cilicia. AE20. 100-1 BC. Bearded head of Zeus right, hair bound in a taenia. AΡ behind head / EΛAIOYΣIΩN, Nike walking left, holding wreath, ΠAΔ monogram over MH monogram in left field. Mueller Coll. 1301; unpublished.TextImage
Mueller 1977Elaiussa-Sebaste, Cilicia. AE22. 100-1 BC. Bearded head of Zeus right, hair bound in a taenia. A behind head / EΛAIOYΣIΩN, Nike walking left, holding wreath, ΩIΣ monogram over ωΔ monogram in left field. Mueller Coll. 1977; unpublished with this monogram configuration.TextImage
Paris L659Elaiussa-Sebaste, Cilicia. AE unit. 100-1 BC. Bearded head of Zeus right, hair bound in a taenia. Δ behind head / EΛAIOYΣIΩN NIK ΔIO, Nike walking left, holding wreath. Paris L659; Cox 89 in NNM 92.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 Cop 416Elaiussa-Sebaste, Cilicia. AE unit. 100-1 BC. Bearded head of Zeus right, hair bound in a taenia. AN behind head / EΛAIOYΣIΩN, Nike walking left, holding wreath, AΡX monogram over ΠYΡ monogram in left field. SNG Cop 416.TextImage
SNG France II 1133Elaeusa-Sebaste, Cilicia, AE27. 100-1 BC. 6.03 gr. Laureate head of Zeus right, monogram behind head / EΛAIOYΣIΩN, Nike walking left, holding wreath, AX monogram to left. SNG France II, 1133; Paris 1561; Waddington 4705.TextImage
SNG France II 1148Elaiussa-Sebaste, Cilicia. AE unit. 100-1 BC. Bearded head of Zeus right, hair bound in a taenia. AN behind head / EΛAIOYΣIΩN, Nike walking left, holding wreath, MΠΡ monogram over AΡX monogram in left field. SNG France II, 1148-1149; Ziegler Kilikien 567-568; SNG Pfalz 444-445; Paris 1554 and 1559.TextImage
SNG France II 1150Elaeusa-Sebaste, Cilicia, AE21, ca 1st Century BC. 7.15 g. Laureate head of Zeus right; AN behind head / Nike walking left, holding wreath; monograms in left field.TextImage
SNG France 1151Elaiussa-Sebaste, Cilicia. AE21. 100-1 BC. Bearded head of Zeus right, hair bound in a taenia. AΡ behind head / EΛAIOYΣIΩN, Nike walking left, holding wreath, A in square over TAΡ over ΘE in left field. SNG France II, 1151; Milne 1 in NC 1940; Paris 1562; Waddington 4706.TextImage
SNG France II 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 823Elaeusa-Sebaste, Cilicia AE 25mm. ca 1st century BC. Laureate head of Zeus right; E behind head / EΛAIOYΣΣIΩN, Nike walking left, holding wreath, ΔIO in left field. BMC 2; Weber 7678; SNG Pfalz 425-426; SNG France II, 1131; Paris 1560; Waddington 4704; Imhoof 2 in RSN 7-8; SNG Levante 823.TextImage
SNG Lev 824Elaiussa-Sebaste, Cilicia. AE20. 100-1 BC. Bearded head of Zeus right, hair bound in a taenia. ΣA behind head / EΛAIOYΣΣIΩN, Nike walking left, holding wreath, IΣI over ΠA monogram in left field. SNG Levante 824 (this coin); SNG France II, 1132; Paris 1557.TextImage
SNG Lev 830Elaiussa-Sebaste, Cilicia. AE unit. 100-1 BC. Bearded head of Zeus right, hair bound in a taenia. ΘE behind head / EΛAIOYΣIΩN, Nike walking left, holding wreath, ΠA monogram over EΡ in left field. SNG Levante 830; Ziegler Kilikien 564-565; SNG Pfalz 430-435; SNG vA 8717; SNG France II, 1142-1147; Paris 1552-1553 etc; Waddington 4707; Weber 7679.TextImage
SNG Lev 831Elaiussa-Sebaste, Cilicia. AE20 unit. 100-1 BC. Bearded head of Zeus right, hair bound in a taenia. AΡ behind head / EΛAIOYΣIΩN, Nike walking left, holding wreath, A in square above TA and ΘE in left field. Ziegler Kilikien 566; SNG Levante 831.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, holding wreath; ΡΔΦ 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 427Elaiussa-Sebaste, Cilicia. AE unit. 100-1 BC. Bearded head of Zeus right, hair bound in a taenia. ΣA behind head / EΛAIOYΣΣIΩN, Nike walking left, holding wreath, IΣI over ΘE in left field. SNG Pfalz 427-429; SNG von Aulock 6093.TextImage
SNG Pfalz 437Elaiussa-Sebaste, Cilicia. AE20. 100-1 BC. Bearded head of Zeus right, hair bound in a taenia. IΣ behind head / EΛAIOYΣIΩN, Nike walking left, holding wreath, ΠAN monogram over VME monogram in left field. SNG Pfalz 437; SNG Levante 829.TextImage
SNG Pfalz 438Elaiussa-Sebaste, Cilicia. AE unit. 100-1 BC. Bearded head of Zeus right, hair bound in a taenia. A behind head / EΛAIOYΣIΩN, Nike walking left, holding wreath, VME over AMΠ monograms in left field. SNG Pfalz 438.TextImage
SNG Pfalz 439Elaiussa-Sebaste, Cilicia. AE unit. 100-1 BC. Bearded head of Zeus right, hair bound in a taenia. A behind head / EΛAIOYΣIΩN, Nike walking left, holding wreath, ωΔ over ΩIΣ monograms in left field. BMC 1; SNG France II, 1139-1141; SNG Pfalz 439; Paris 1563.1, 1563.4 and 1556; SNG Levante Suppl. 223; Weber 7677.TextImage
SNG Pfalz 443Elaiussa-Sebaste, Cilicia. AE unit. 100-1 BC. Bearded head of Zeus right, hair bound in a taenia. KI behind head / EΛAIOYΣIΩN, Nike walking left, holding wreath, NA (resembles NK) and NE monograms in left field. Ziegler Kilikien 559-560; Imhoof Elaius 3 in RSN 7-8; SNG Levante 828; SNG Pfalz 443; SNG von Aulock 6090.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
Spink 14004, 1085Elaiussa-Sebaste, Cilicia. AE unit. 100-1 BC. Bearded head of Zeus right, hair bound in a taenia. Σ behind head / EΛAIOYΣΣIΩN, Nike walking left, holding wreath, ΔIO in left field. Spink 14004-1085. Unpublished with Σ on obv. (usually an E).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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