Ancient Coinage of Hieropolis-Kastabala, Cilicia, (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, KΩ monogram behind head / TΩN ΠΡOC TΩI ΠYΡAMΩI THC IEΡAC 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. / IEΡOΠOΛITΩN TΩN ΠΡOΣ TΩI ΠYΡAMΩI THΣ IEΡAΣ to left, right and beneath eagle standing left, wings closed. SNG France 2223; SNG Pfalz 545; Waddington 4306.TextImage
SNG Fr 2224Hierapolis-Kastabala, Cilicia. 1st Century BC. AE28. Wreathed bust of Dionysos, thyrsos over shoulder; grapes to right / IEΡOΠOΛITΩN TΩN ΠΡOC TΩ ΠYΡAMΩ, 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 / IEΡOΠOΛITΩN TΩN ΠΡOΣTΩ ΠYΡAMΩ, city-goddess seated left in kalathos, holding branch. SNGLev 1564, Lindgren 1507.TextImage
SNG Lev 1569
Sear #5549
Hieropolis-Kastabala, Cilicia, . ca 2nd-1st Century BC. AE 22mm. Draped, veiled and turreted bust of Tyche right / IEΡOΠOΛITΩN above, TΩN ΠΡOΣ TΩ ΠYΡAMΩI, below, upper body of river-god Pyramos swimming right, holding eagle in right hand outstretched behind him. SNG Lev 1569, SNG Cop 144, BMC 3. TextImage
SNG Lev 1570Hierapolis-Kastabala, Cilicia, early semi-autonomous issue, berfore AD 1. IEΡOΠOΛITΩN, turreted and veiled head of Tyche right / TΩN ΠΡOC TΩ ΠYΡAMΩ, upper body of river-god Pyramos facing, swimming right, torch in left field. BMC 5; Dupont-Robert 19; Imhoof Flussgötter 439; BMC 5; SNG France II, 2225; Paris 601; Waddington 4309; SNG Levante 1570; SNG Pfalz 550.TextImage
SNG Lev 1571vHierapolis-Kastabala, Cilicia. Circa 2nd, 1st Century BC. AE 23mm. Draped and turreted bust of Tyche right; monogram behind / Tyche seated left holding long palm; pine tree right. SNG France 2219 var. TextImage
SNG Lev 1576Hierapolis-Kastabala, Cilicia. Circa 2nd-1st Century BC. AE 31mm. Helmeted bust of Athena left / IEΡOΠOΛITΩN TΩN ΠΡOΣ TΩ ΠYΡAMΩ, bust of Hygieia left; serpent before. TextImage
SNG Lev 1577Hierapolis-Kastabala, Cilicia. Circa 2nd-1st Century BC. AE 23mm. IEΡOΠOΛITΩN, Veiled and draped bust of Tyche right, in turreted crown; torch before. / diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of king right. SNG Levante 1577; RPC I 4065; BMC 6; SNG France II, 2226-2227; Paris 602-603; Waddington 4310-4311; Imhoof KM 2. TextImage
cf SNG Lev 1577Hierapolis-Kastabala, Cilicia. Circa 2nd-1st Century BC. AE 21mm. IEΡOΠOΛITΩN, Veiled and draped bust of Tyche right, in turreted crown; torch or club before / diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of king right. SNG Levante 1577; RPC I 4065; BMC 6; SNG France II, 2226-2227; Paris 602-603; Waddington 4310-4311; Imhoof KM 2.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
NERVA
SNG Lev. 1578Nerva, AE of Hieropolis-Castabala, Cilicia. AD 96-98. 7.78 gr. (from top right) SNGLev_1578. NEΡOYAC KAICAΡ, laureate head right / (from top right) IEΡOΠOΛEITΩN around laurel wreath. SNG Levante 1578-1579; SNG Pfalz 553-560; Lindgren III 839.TextImage
SNG Lev 1579Nerva AE 21mm of Hieropolis-Castabala, Cilicia. (from top right) NEΡOYAC KAICAΡ, laureate head right / IEΡOΠOΛEITΩN 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. NEΡOVAC KAICAΡ (from top right), laureate head right / IEΡOΠOΛITΩN (from top right), eagle standing left on club, wings closed. SNG Levante 1580.TextImage
SNG vA 8676Nerva, AE17 of Hieropolis-Kastabala. 3.0g. NEΡOVAC-KAICAΡ, laureate head right / IEΡOΠOΛITΩN, torch and winged caduceus side by side. SNG Righetti 1191; SNG von Aulock 8676; SGI 944.TextImage
ANTONINUS PIUS
BMC 7Antoninus Pius AE18 of Hierapolis-Castabala, Cilicia. AYTOKΡATΩΡ ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right / IEΡOΠOΛEITΩN, Eagle standing left on club, wings closed. BMC 7.TextImage
MARCUS AURELIUS
Mionnet 251Marcus Aurelius AE22 of Hieropolis-Kastabala, Cilicia, . AVTOK ANTΩNEINO, laureate head right / IEΡOΠOΛEITΩN, river god Pyramus swimming right, facing left. Mionnet S7, 251TextImage
SNG Fr 2229Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, AE 29 of Hieropolis-Castabala, Cilicia. OMONOIA CEBACTΩN, Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus standing facing each other, clasping hands / IEΡOΠOΛEITΩN ΠΡOCTΩ ΠYΡAM, wreathed bust of Dionysos right, thyrsos over shoulder, bunch of grapes to right. SNG France 2229-30.TextImage
SNG Leypold 2369Marcus Aurelius AE32 of Hieropolis-Castabala, Cilicia. IEΡOΠOΛEITΩN TΩN ΠΡOC TΩ ΠYΡAM, draped bust of Dionysus right in wreath of ivy leaves, thyrsus over shoulder, bunch of grapes on stem in right field / AYT K M AYΡ ANTΩNEINOC CEB, Marcus, togate, seated left on curule chair, holding globe, being crowned by Nike flying behind him.TextImage
SNG Tahberer 792Marcus Aurelius AE21 of Hieropolis Castabala, Cilicia. 7.6g. AVTOK ANTΩ[NEINOC], laureate head right, oval countermark of Nike left, holding wreath in right field (Howgego 260) / IEΡOΠO[ΛEIT]ΩN, river god Pyramos swimming right, looking left, countermark: retrograde gamma in left field. SNG Tahberer 792-793; Ziegler Kilikien 1290-1291; Mionnet S7, 251TextImage
Ziegler 1292Marcus Aurelius AE32 of Hieropolis-Castabala, Cilicia., 17.97g. AD 161-180. IEΡOΠOΛITΩN TΩN ΠΡOC TΩ ΠYΡA, 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 AYΡ ANTΩNEINOC CEB, Emperor, togate, seated left on curule chair, holding globe in right hand, 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. ΦAYCTINA CEBACTH, draped bust right, crescent above head / IEΡOΠOΛITΩN, 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.IEΡOΠOΛITΩN KAΣTABAΛEΩN, draped bust of Dionysos right wearing wreath of ivy and holding thyrsos / AYT KAI M KOMOΔOC EYTYC, Commodus standing left, holding Nike on globe and sceptre.TextImage
SNG Lev 1588Commodus AE44mm Medallion of Cilicia, Hierapolis-Castabala. Laureate, draped and 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 Λ CEΠ CEVHΡOC ΓEΡ CE, laureate, draped bust right. Two countermarks: Nike advancing left (Howgego 260) and prize crown between two torches or palm branches (Howgego 427) / IEΡOΠOΛITΩN TΩN ΠΡOCTΩ ΠY-ΡAMΩ, 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 ΛOY CEΠ CEVHΡOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / IEΡOΠOΛEITΩN KACTABAΛEΩN, Nike advancing right, holding wreath and trophy over shoulder. Apparently unlisted but several examples known. Münzen and Medaillen 22, 1301.TextImage
SNGFr 2238Septimius Severus, AE35 of Hieropolis-Kastabala, Cilicia. 192-211 AD. 24.5g. AYT KAI Λ CEΠ CEYHΡOC ΠEΡ CE, laureate, draped bust right / (IEΡO)ΠOΛEITΩN TΩN (ΠΡOC) TΩ ΠYΡAMΩ, 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 Λ CE CEVHΡOC ΠEΡ CE, Septimius standing left, holding Nike on globe and spear / KACTABAΛA MHTΠOΠOΛITΩN, wreathed bust of young Dionysus right, in panther's skin; thyrsus over left shoulder, grape bunch to right. SNGFr 2339. TextImage
Tahberer 816Septimius Severus, AE30 of Hierapolis-Castabala, Cilicia. AD 193–211. [A]YT KAI ΛOY CEΠ CE[YHΡOC [ΠEΡ CE], laureate, cuirassed bust right / [IEΡOΠOΛEITΩN KACTABAΛEΩN], Nike advancing right, holding wreath and trophy. Tahberer 816.TextImage
CARACALLA
SNG Fr 2240Caracalla, AE31 of Hierapolis-Kastabala, Cilicia. AYT KAI MAΡ AYΡH ANTΩNEINOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / IEΡOΠOΛITΩN KAΣTABAΛEΩN, 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. AYT KAI MAΡ AYΡH ANTΩNEINOC, Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / IEΡOΠOΛEITΩN KACTABAΛEΩN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae; at left, ears of corn. SNG Levante 1591-1592; Ziegler Kilikien 1306.TextImage
SNG vA 5578Caracalla, AE33 of Hieropolis-Kastabala, Cilicia, 16.1g. AVT KAI MAΡ AVΡH ANTΩNEINOC, laureate, draped bust right / IEΡOΠOΛEITΩN KACTABAΛEΩN, 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 ANTΩNEINOC, Laureate draped cuirassed bust right / IOYΛIA ΔOMNA 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 OΠEΛΛI ANTONINOC ΔIAΔ K, laureate, draped bust right / IEΡOΠO KACTABAΛE IEΡOC, 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 and cuirassed bust right / Tyche seated left upon rocks; holding branch before her.TextImage
SNG Levante 1595Elagabalus AE 27mm of Hierapolis-Castabala, Cilicia. AYT K M AYΡ ANTΩNEINOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / IEΡOΠO KACTABAΛE IEΡOC, Prize-crown between two lighted torches. TextImage
TREBONIANUS GALLUS
Dupont-Robert 1Trebonianus Gallus, AE33, Hieropolis-Castabala, Cilicia. 251-253. AYT KAI TΡEBΩNIOC ΓAΛΛ(OC), radiate, draped bust right / KACTABAΛEΩN IEΡOΠ, prize crown with palm branch between two torches, (IEROC below). Dupont-Robert 1; Kapossy 153.TextImage
Leypold 2Trebonianus Gallus, AE28 of Hieropolis-Kastabala, Cilicia, 16.5g. AVT K ΓAΛΛOC CEBAC, radiate draped cuirassed bust right / KACTABAΛEΩN IEΡOΠOΛEI.., Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Leypold 2 in MöNG Vol. 22,8 (1982) (same dies).TextImage
VOLUSIAN
SNG Lev Supp 378Volusian AE 28mm of Hierapolis-Castabala, Cilicia. AYT K OYOΛOYCCIANOC CEB, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right / IEΡOΠOΛEI KACTABAΛEΩN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Ziegler Kilikien 1314; SNG Levante Suppl. 378.TextImage
VALERIAN I
LandK 1516aValerian I AE28 of Hierapolis-Castabala, Cilicia. AVT K OYΛAEΡIANOC CE, Radiate draped bust right / Π ..KACTABAΛE, Helios walking right holding orb in left hand, right hand raised, value mark ς (6 assaria) in left field. TextImage
GALLIENUS
SNG Lev 1599Gallienus, AE21 2 Assaria of Hierapolis-Kastabala, Cilicia. AYT K ΓAΛΛHNOC CEB, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / IEΡOΠ KACTABAΛ, 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
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