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Ancient Coinage of Cilicia, Hieropolis-Kastabala (Hierapolis-Kastabala)


Between 52 BC. and 17 BC. the town became the center of an independent principality under Tarcondimotus I. Augustus restored its influence by making Tarcondimotus II the new king.

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CITY AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
SNG Fr. 2208Hieropolis-Kastabala, AE20, 7.45 gr. 200-0 BC. Turreted and veiled bust of Tyche right, KW monogram behind head / TWN PROC TWI PURAMWI THC IERAC KAI ACYLOY, Tyche seated left, wearing polos, holding branch. Eagle standing left under chair. SNG France 2208 (same dies); Waddington 4303; SNG Cop 142.TextImage
SNG Fr 2223Hierapolis-Kastabala, Cilicia. AE20. ca 1st Century BC. Draped and veiled bust of Tyche right, in turreted crown, eagle countermark. / IEROPOLITWN TWN PROS TWI PYRAMWI THS IERAS, to left, right and beneath eagle standing left, wings closed. SNG France 2223; SNG Pfalz 545; Waddington 4306.TextImage
SNG Fr 2224Cilicia, Hierapolis-Kastabala. 1st Century BC. AE28. Wreathed bust of Dionysos, thyrsos over shoulder; grapes to right / IEROPOLITWN TWN PROC TW PURAMW, Zeus enthroned left, holding Nike and sceptre. TextImage
SNG Lev 1564
Sear #5548
Cilicia, Hieropolis - Kastabala AE21. ca 2nd-1st Century BC. Turreted head of Tyche right. monogram behind / IEROPOLITWN TWN PROSTW PURAMW, city-goddess seated left in kalathos, holding branch. SNGLev 1564, Lindgren 1507. TextImage
SNG Lev 1569
Sear #5549
Cilicia, Hieropolis-Kastabala. ca 2nd-1st Century BC. AE 22mm. Draped, veiled & turreted bust of Tyche right / IERO POLITWN above, TWN PROS TW PURAMWI, below, river-god Pyramos swimming right, holding eagle in right hand. SNGLev 1569, SNG Cop 144, BMC 3. TextImage
SNGLev 1570Cilicia, Hierapolis-Kastabala AE 23mm. ca 1st Century BC. IEPOPOLITWN, turreted, draped and veiled bust of Tyche right / PURAMW TWN PROC TW, river-god Pyramos swimming right, head facing, holding eagle. SNG France 2225. TextImage
SNGLev 1571vCilicia, Hierapolis-Kastabala. Circa 2nd, 1st Century BC. AE 23mm. Draped & turreted bust of Tyche right; monogram behind / Tyche seated left holding long palm; pine tree right. SNG France 2219 var. TextImage
SNGLev 1576Cilicia, Hierapolis-Kastabala. Circa 2nd-1st Century BC. AE 31mm. Bust of Athena left / Bust of Hygieia left; serpent before. TextImage
SNGLev 1577Cilicia, Hierapolis-Kastabala. Circa 2nd-1st Century BC. AE 23mm.IEROPOLIT.., Veiled & draped bust of Tyche right, in turreted crown; torch before. / diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of king right. SNGFr 2227. TextImage
cf SNGLev 1577Cilicia, Hierapolis-Kastabala. Circa 2nd-1st Century BC. AE 21mm.IEROPOLIT.., Veiled & draped bust of Tyche right, in turreted crown; torch or club before. / diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of king right. cf SNGFr 2227. TextImage
SNG vA 8675Hierapolis-Kastabala, Cilicia. 200-0 BC. AE 20mm; 5.3g. Draped and turreted bust of Tyche right / Female figure seated left, hand outstretched, holding rod (?), river-god Pyramos swimming at foot. SNG von Aulock 8675.TextImage
RPC 464cfHieropolis-Kastabala, AE24. pseudo-autonomous, ca 150-211 AD. IEROPOLI-TWN, draped, veiled bust of Tyche right, wearing mural-crown / TWN PROS TO PURAMW, bust of Artemis Perasia right, draped and veiled, wearing mural crown; burning torch before. cf RPC I, 464 (obv.), unpublished?TextImage
ANTONINUS PIUS
BMC 7Antoninus Pius AE18 of Hierapolis-Castabala, Cilicia. Laureate head right / Eagle standing left on club, wings closed. BMC 7.TextImage
NERVA
SNG Lev 1579Nerva AE 21mm of Hieropolis-Castabala, Cilicia. (from top right) NEROYAC KAICAR, laureate head right / IEROPOLEITWN around wreath. SNG Levante 1578-1579; SNG Pfalz 553-560; Lindgren III 839. TextImage
SNG Lev 1580Nerva, AE16 of Hierapolis-Castabala, Cilicia. AD 96-98. 2.52 g. NEROVAC KAICAR (from top right), laureate head right / IEROPOLITWN (from top right), eagle standing left on club, wings closed. SNG Levante 1580.TextImage
SNG vA 8676Nerva, AE17 of Hieropolis-Kastabala. 3.0g. NEROVAC-KAICAR, laureate head right / IEROPOLITWN, torch and winged caduceus side by side. SNG Righetti 1191; SNG von Aulock 8676; SGI 944.TextImage
MARCUS AURELIUS
Mionnet 251Marcus Aurelius AE22 of Cilicia, Hieropolis-Kastabala. AVTOK ANTWNEINO, laureate head right / IEROPOLEITWN, river god Pyramus swimming right, facing left. Mionnet S7, 251TextImage
SNG Fr 2229Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, AE 29 of Hieropolis-Castabala, Cilicia. OMONOIA CEBACTWN, Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus standing facing each other, clasping hands / IEROPOLEITWN PROCTW PYRA M, wreathed bust of Dionysos right, thyrsos over shoulder, bunch of grapes to right. SNG France 2229-30.TextImage
SNG Leypold_2369Marcus Aurelius AE32 of Cilicia, Hieropolis-Castabala. EIPOPOLEITWN TWN PPOCTW PYPA M, draped bust of Dionysus right in wreath of ivy leaves, thyrsus over shoulder, bunch of grapes on stem in right field / AYT K M AYP ANTWNEINOC CEB, Marcus, togate, seated left on curule chair, holding globe, being crowned by Nike flying behind him.TextImage
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Ziegler 1292Marcus Aurelius. 161-180 AD. AE 32, 17.97g. Cilicia, Hieropolis-Castabala. IEROPOLITWN TWN PROC TW PURA, Draped bust of Dionysus right wearing wreath of ivy leaves, long locks of hair curling under bust, thyrsus over left shoulder, bunch of grapes before / AYT K M AYP ANTWNEINOC CEB, Emperor, togate, seated left on curule chair, holding globe, behind him a small Victory flying left, crowning him with wreath. Ziegler, Munzen Kilikiens, 1292.TextImage
FAUSTINA II
SNG vA 8679Faustina II, AE27 of Hierapolis, Cilicia. 146-180 AD. FAUCTINA CEBACTH, draped bust right, crescent above head / IEROPOLITWN, Helios, radiate, standing left, half-naked, holding whip and raising right hand, chlamys draped over his left arm. Torch in left field, T in irregular punch to left. SNG von Aulock 8679; BMC 8; Lindgren III 840.TextImage
COMMODUS
Lindgren 1513Commodus, AE32 of Hierapolis-Kastabala, Cilicia, 177-192 AD. IEROPOLITWN KASTABALEWN, draped bust of Dionysos right wearing wreath of ivy and holding thyrsos / AYT KAI M KOMODOS EYTYC, Commodus standing left, holding Nike on globe and sceptre.TextImage
SNG Lev 1588Commodus AE44mm Medallion of Cilicia, Hierapolis-Castabala. Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / Emperor standing left, holding sceptre, receiving a wreath from Tyche who stands right. SNG Levante 1588; SNG France 2237.TextImage
SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
BMC 11Septimius Severus, AE of Hierapolis-Kastabala, Cilicia. 193-211 AD. AVT K L CEP CEVHROC GER CE, laureate, draped bust right. Two countermarks: Nike advancing left (Howgego 260) and prize crown between two torches or palm branches (Howgego 427) / IEROPOLITWN TWN PROSTW PU/RAMW, Nike walking right, offering wreath to Severus who is standing left in military dress, resting on spear. SNG Pfalz 579 (these countermarks); BMC 11.TextImage
M&M 22, 1301Septimius Severus, AE30 of Hieropolis Kastabala, Cilicia, 14.60 gr. AYT KAI LOY CEP CEVHROC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / IEROPOLEITWN KACTABALEWN, Nike advancing right, holding wreath and trophy over shoulder. Apparently unlisted but several examples known. Münzen & Medaillen 22, 1301.TextImage
SNGFr 2238Septimius Severus, AE35 of Hieropolis-Kastabala, Cilicia. 192-211 AD. 24.5g. AYT KAI L CEP CE-YHROS PER CE, laureate, draped bust right / (IERO)POLEITWN TWN (PROS) TW PYRAMW, Severus standing left, holding spear, facing Nike standing right, holding wreath. BMC 11; SNG France II 2238; SNG Pfalz 6, 579; SNG Levante Suppl 375.TextImage
SNG Levante 1589Septimius Severus AE 30mm of Hierapolis-Castabala, Cilicia. AVT KAI L CE CEVHPOC PEP CE, Septimius standing left, holding Nike on globe & spear / KACTABALA MHTPOPOLITWN, wreathed bust of young Dionysus right, in panther's skin; thyrsus over left shoulder, grape bunch to right. SNGFr 2339. TextImage
CARACALLA
SNG Fr 2240Caracalla, AE31 of Hierapolis-Kastabala, Cilicia. AYT KAI MAR AYRH ANTWNEINOS, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / IEROPOLITWN KASTABALEWN, Caracalla, togate, standing right, facing Septimius Severus standing left, shaking hands, small prize crown between them. Countermark. Ziegler (dt. Kleinsammlungen) 1302ff; SNG Düsseldorf 11053; SNG Pfalz 6, 586ff.; SNG France II 2240; Lindgren III A843A.TextImage
SNG Levante 1592Caracalla AE 30mm of Hierapolis-Castabala, Cilicia. Laureate, draped, & cuirassed bust right / Tyche standing left, holding rudder & cornucopiae; at left, ears of corn.TextImage
SNG vA 5578Caracalla, AE33 of Hieropolis-Kastabala, Cilicia, 16.1g. AVT KAI MAR AVRH ANTWNEINOC, laureate, draped bust right / IEROPOLEITWN KACTABALEWN, Septimius Severus (on right) and Caracalla, both togate, standing facing each other and clasping hands. SNG von Aulock 5578; Ziegler Kilikien 1304.TextImage
Ziegler 1431Caracalla and Julia Domna AE25 of Hierapolis-Kastabala, Cilicia. A K M AV ANTWNEINOC, Laureate draped cuirassed bust right / IOULIA DOMNA CE, Julia Domna standing left sacrificing over altar. Ziegler 1431; SNG Righetti 1725 (both with CEB on rev.)TextImage
DIADUMENIAN
Ziegler 1311Diadumenian, AE22 of Hieropolis-Kastabala, Cilicia, 10.3g. M OPELLI ANTONINOC DIAD K, laureate, draped bust right / IEROPO KACTABALE IEROC, prize crown between 2 flaming torches. Ziegler Kilikien 1311; Lindgren I. 1515.TextImage
ELAGABALUS
SNG Levante 1068cfElagabalus AE 30mm of Hierapolis-Kastabala in Cilicia. Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / Tyche seated left upon rocks; holding branch before her.TextImage
SNG Levante 1595Elagabalus AE 27mm of Hierapolis-Castabala, Cilicia. Laureate, draped, & cuirassed bust right / Prize-crown between two lighted torches. TextImage
TREBONIANUS GALLUS
Dupont-Robert 1Trebonianus Gallus, AE33, Hieropolis-Castabala, Cilicia. 251-253. AYT KAI TREBWNIOC GALL, radiate, draped bust right / KACTABALEWN IEROP, prize crown with palm branch between two torches. Dupont-Robert 1.TextImage
Leypold 2Trebonianus Gallus, AE28 of Hieropolis-Kastabala, Cilicia, 16.5g. AVT K GALLOC CEBAC, radiate draped cuirassed bust right / KACTABALEWN IEROPOLEI.., Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Leypold 2 in MöNG Vol. 22,8 (1982) (same dies).TextImage
VOLUSIAN
SNG Levante Supp 378Volusian AE 28mm of Hierapolis-Castabala, Cilicia. Radiate, draped, & cuirassed bust right / Tyche standing left, holding rudder & cornucopiae.TextImage
VALERIAN I
LandK 1516aValerian I AE28 of Hierapolis-Castabala in Cilicia. AVT K OVLAEPIANOC CE, Radiate draped bust right / P ..KACTABALE, Helios advancing right holding orb in left hand, right hand raised, in left field value mark V = 6. TextImage
GALLIENUS
SNG Lev 1599Gallienus, AE21 2 Assaria of Hierapolis-Kastabala, Cilicia. AYT K GALLHNOC CEB, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / IEROP KACTABAL, Tyche seated left on rock, holding corn-ears, river-god Pyramos swimming left below, delta in upper right field. SNG Levante 1599, SNG France 2247, SNG Pfalz 602.TextImage
See also: Perseus Project database, coins of Hieropolis-Kastabala
Entry for Cilicia, Hieropolis-Kastabala on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Castabala in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum
Search for Hieropolis-Kastabala at Incitatus Coins
Search for Hieropolis-Kastabala at AncientImports.com

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