Ancient Coinage of Cilicia, Irenopolis


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CIVIC AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
BMC 1Irenopolis, Cilicia. AE20, semi-autonomous issue. AD 169-170. 6.78 g. Dated local year 119. ETOYC ΘIΡ, laureate head of Zeus or Kronos right. / IΡHNOΠOΛITΩN, Herakles reclining left on lionskin, holding kantharos and thyrsos, club below. BMC 1; Karbach 1-5; Winterthur 6475; SNG von Aulock 8683; SNG Pfalz 625; SNG Cop 147; SNG France II 2262; Dessau II 899; SNG Levante 1608; SNG Tahberer 596 (this coin).TextImage
SNG Tahberer 588Irenopolis, Cilicia. AE15, AD 92-93. 5.59 g. ETO.., filleted club. / IΡHN-OΠOΛ.., caduceus. SNG Tahberer 588, otherwise unpublished.TextImage
DOMITIAN
RPC 1762Domitian AE28 of Irenopolis, Cilicia. Dated Year 42, AD 93-94. AYTOKΡATΩΡ KAIΣAΡ ΔOMITIANOΣ, laureate bust right, aegis on far shoulder / IΡHNOΠOΛEITΩN ET BM, Tyche seated right on rock, holding grain ears, river-god swimming at feet. BMC 2; Karbach 10-11; SNG Levante 1601; Imhoof FG 441; SNG von Aulock 5584 and 8684; SNG Pfalz 617; Sear SGI 862.TextImage
RPC 1764Domitian AE 22mm of Irenopolis-Neronias, Cilicia. Dated year 42 = 93-94 AD. AVTOKΡATΩΡ KAIΣAΡ ΔOMITIANOΣ, laureate bust right / IΡHNOΠOΛEITΩN ETO BM, Hygieia, holding branch and patera from which serpent feeds, six-pointed star to left. BMC 3-4; Karbach 6-9; Mabbott 2170; Stockholm 100028; Winsemann 650; SNG France II 2248-2249; SNG Levante 1600; SNG Pfalz 610-616; Waddington 4327; Winterthur 4562 and 6742; Lindgren I 1518; Ziegler Kilikien 1324.TextImage
RPC 1764 (2)Domitian, AE of Irenopolis, Cilicia. AD 92-93. Dated year 42 of the local era. 23.43 mm. 6.33 gr. AYTOKΡATΩΡ KAICAΡ ΔOMITIANOC, laureate head right. two countermarks (head of Asklepios right and head of Hygieia right with serpent) / IΡHNOΠOΛEITΩN ETO BM, Hygieia standing front, head right, holding branch and feeding serpent from a patera. Star in left field. Mabbott 2170; RPC 1764; SNG France 2 2248; SNG Levante 1600; SNG Pfalz 613.TextImage
RPC 1765Domitian, AE19 of Irenopolis, Cilicia. KAICAΡ ΔOMITIANOC, laureate head right / MB (date) to right of Nemesis, winged, standing right, holding caduceus, wheel at feet. Karbach 1-2; SNG Pfalz 609; Lindgren I A1518A; SNG Levante 1602; RPC II 1765.TextImage
TRAJAN
SNG France 2251Trajan, AE17 of Irenopolis, Cilicia. AD 98. Dated local year ZM (AD 47). 2.45 g. AYTO KAICAΡ TΡAIANOC, laureate head right. / IΡHNOΠOΛEITΩN ZM, Nemesis standing right, drawing out the neck of her robe, holding caduceus, wheel at foot right. RPC III 3389; Karbach 20-22; SNG Levante 1604; SNG France 2251-2252; Ziegler Kilikien 1330; Lindgren III 846; SNG Fitz. 5254; Mionnet Supp VIII 260; Winterthur 6565 etc.TextImage
SNG France 2253Trajan, AE23 of Irenopolis, Cilicia. AD 98. Dated local year ZM (AD 47). 6.5 g. AYTO KAICAΡ TΡAIANOC, laureate head right. / IΡHNOΠOΛEITΩN ETOYC ZM, Hygieia standing right, holding branch and bunch of grapes and feeding serpent in arms. SNG France II 2253; Karbach 26-28; Ziegler Kilikien 1327-1328; Winterthur 6699 and 6474; SNG Pfalz 619-621; Winsemann 718; SNG Righetti 1573; SNG Levante 1605; RPC III 3386.TextImage
SNG France 2255Trajan, AE24 of Irenopolis, Cilicia. AD 98. Dated local year ZM (AD 47). 7.68 g. AYTO KAICAΡ TΡAIANOC, laureate head right. Rectangular countermark of draped bust of Hygieia right with serpent. / IΡHNOΠOΛEITΩN ETOYC ZM, laureate, draped bust of Zeus or Herakles right. SNG France II, 2255; Karbach 30-31; SNG Pfalz 622; Ziegler Kilikien 1329; SNG Righetti 1572; RPC III 3387.TextImage
SNG Tahberer 590Trajan, AE17 of Irenopolis-Neronias, Cilicia. Dated local year 47 = AD 98-99. AYT KAICAΡ TΡAIANOC, laureate head right / EIΡHNOΠOΛEITΩN and date ZM, Winged Eirene-Nemesis standing right, holding caduceus, wheel at foot right. SNG Tahberer 590; Tahberer Adana 1778.TextImage
ANTONINUS PIUS
Karbach 42Antoninus Pius, AE32 of Eirenopolis, Cilicia. AD 138-161. 14.72 g. AYT K T AI AΔΡI ANTΩNINOC CEB EV, ΠT, laureate head right / IΡHNOΠOΛITΩN ET ΘΡ, Tyche, turreted, seated left on rocks, holding poppy and corn-ears; river-god Pyramos swimming left at her feet, upper body out of the water. Karbach, Eirenopolis 42; SNG Levante Supp 380.TextImage
SNG Levante 1606Antoninus Pius AE 26mm of Irenopolis-Neronias, Cilicia. Dated year 109 (AD 160-161 AD). AYT KAI AΔΡ ANTΩNINOC CEB E around, ΠΠ ligate in right field, laureate head right / IΡHNOΠOΛITΩN, confronted busts of Asklepios and Hygieia, serpent between them. Karbach 38 and 41; SNG France II 2256; SNG Levante 1606.TextImage
MARCUS AURELIUS
SNG France 2258Marcus Aurelius AE20 of Irenopolis, Cilicia. AVΡHΛIOC KAICAΡ, laureate head right / IΡHNO&ΠOΛITΩN MHTΡOΠ ΠO, Herakles, naked, reclining left on lionskin, legs crossed, holding knotted club in right hand and lionskin in left hand, with water flowing from the lion's mouth. Karbach 36-37; SNG France II 2258; SNG Levante Supp. 381.TextImage
SNG Lev. 1609Marcus Aurelius and Faustina II AE27 of Irenopolis, Cilicia. Dated local year 119 = AD 170-171. AV K M AVΡ ANTΩNEINOC CEB, laureate head of Marcus Aurelius right / IΡHNOΠOΛITΩN ΦAYCTEINA CEB, draped bust of Faustina II, hair tied in a bun behind head, date Q-IR across fields. SNG Righetti 1574; SNG Levante 1609; SNG France II, 2260-2261.TextImage
SNG Lev. 1609+cmkMarcus Aurelius and Faustina II AE27 of Irenopolis, Cilicia. Dated local year 119 = AD 170-171. AV K M AVΡ ANTΩNEINOC CEB, laureate head of Marcus Aurelius right, oval countermark of Hygieia right in right field (Howgego 251) / IΡHNOΠOΛITΩN FAYCTEINA CEB, draped bust of Faustina II, hair tied in a bun behind head, date Q-IR across fields. SNG Righetti 1574; SNG Levante 1609; SNG France II, 2260-2261.TextImage
SNG Levante Supp 382Marcus Aurelius AE 22mm of Irenopolis-Neronias, Cilicia. Dated local year 119 = AD 170-171. AYT K M AYΡ ANTΩNEINOC CEB, laureate head right. / IΡHNOΠOΛITΩN ΘIΡ, Homonoia seated left by thymiaterion, holding patera and cornucopiae. Karbach 46-47; Lindgren III 847; SNG Pfalz 626; Ziegler Kilikien 1332; SNG Levante Supp. 382 (corr.).TextImage
SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
Lindgren III 848Septimius Severus, AE26 of Eirenopolis, Cilicia. AD 193-211. 11.41 g. Dated local year 144 = AD 195-196. AYT K Λ CEΠ CEYHΡON ΠEΡ CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / EIΡHNOΠOΛITΩN ETOYC ΔMΡ, diademed and draped bust of Hygieia right, serpent before head. Lindgren III 848; BMC 7 var (obv legend).TextImage
SNG Lev. 1610Septimius Severus AE30 of Irenopolis, Cilicia. Dated local year 144, AD 194-195. 16.67 g. AYT K Λ CEΠ CEYHΡON ΠEΡ CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, countermark: Hygieia standing left, feeding serpent in arms (Howgego 270). / EIΡHNOΠOΛITΩN ETOYC ΔMΡ, Draped bust of Asklepios right, serpent-entwined staff before head. Karbach 1-2; SNG Levante 1610 (this coin)-1611; Waddington 4329; SNG France II, 2264; SNG Righetti 1577; SNG Pfalz 633.TextImage
JULIA DOMNA
BMC 9Julia Domna, AE20 of Irenopolis, Cilicia. Dated local year 161 (AD 211-212). IOYΛIA ΔOMNA CEB, draped bust right. / IΡHNOΠOΛEITωN AΞΡ, helmeted and draped bust of Athena right. BMC 9; Karbach 81; Prowe 2189; SNG Pfalz 4822; Mabbott 1859 corr (city); Ziegler 1339; SNG Lev 1614.TextImage
Karbach 55Julia Domna, AE23 of Irenopolis, Cilicia. Dated local year 144, AD 194-195. 8.44 g. IOYΛIA ΔOMNA CEBA, draped bust right. / EIΡHNOΠOΛITΩN ET ΔM-Ρ, Head of Herakles or Kronos right, wearing lionskin headdress. Karbach 55; SNG Cop 149; Leypold 1644; SNG von Aulock 5588; SNG Pfalz 3310; SNG France II, 2265.TextImage
Karbach 58Julia Domna, AE24 of Irenopolis, Cilicia, IOVΛIA ΔOMNA CEB, draped bust right / EIΡHNOΠOΛITΩN ET ΔMΡ, Mount Cragus. Karbach 58; Lindgren III 850. (note: ET, not ETO).TextImage
Karbach 61Julia Domna AE25 of Irenopolis, Cilicia. 10.98 g. Dated local year 144, AD 194-195. IOYΛIAN ΔOMNAN CEB, draped bust right. / EIΡHNOΠOΛITON ETOYC ΔMΡ, turreted and veiled head of Tyche right. Karbach 61; Waddington 4330; SNG France II, 2266.TextImage
Karbach 73Julia Domna, AE22 of Irenopolis, Cilicia. Dated local year 149, AD 199-200. 6.94 g. IOYΛIA ΔOMNA CEBACTH, draped bust right. / EIΡHNOΠOΛITΩN ETOYC ΘM-Ρ, Eirene standing left, holding garland with both hands. Karbach 73-74; Imhoof GRM 1; SNG Levante 1613.TextImage
Karbach 97Julia Domna, AE21 of Irenopolis, Cilicia. Dated year 165 = AD 215-216. 6.03 g. IOYΛIA ΔOMNA CEB, draped bust right. / EIΡHNOΠOΛITΩN EΞΡ, helmeted and draped bust of Athena right. Karbach 97; Lindgren 1519 (this coin).TextImage
SNG Lev. 1615Julia Domna, AE19 of Irenopolis-Neronias, Cilicia. Dated local year 161, AD 212-213. IOYΛIA ΔOMNA CEB, draped bust right. / IΡHNOΠOΛITωN AZΡ, veiled and draped bust of Eirene-Nemesis right; cubit-rule on shoulder. Karbach 83; Ziegler 1337; SNG Levante 1615; SNG von Aulock 5589; Franke KZR 147.TextImage
Ziegler 1336Julia Domna AE23 of Irenopolis, Cilicia. 194-195 AD. 9.33 g. IOYΛIA ΔOMNA CEB, draped bust right. / EIΡHNOΠOΛITΩN ETO ΔMΡ, Mount Cragus. Karbach 57; Ziegler 1336; SNG Pfalz 630.TextImage
CARACALLA
Karbach 98Caracalla AE diassaria of Irenopolis, Cilicia. AD 198-217. Dated local year 165, AD 215-216. 8.72 g. AYTOKΡATΩΡ ANTΩNINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / IΡHNOΠOΛITΩN ET EΞΡ, draped bust of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy, thyrsos over shoulder, bunch of grapes before head. Karbach 98: Imhoof KM 5; SNG Righetti 1579; SNG Pfalz 640; Ziegler Kilikien 1343; SNG Tahberer 606.TextImage
SNG Levante Supp 384Caracalla AE 30mm of Irenopolis-Neronias, Cilicia. Dated year 165 (AD 216-217). AYT K M AYΡ CEYHΡOC ANTΩNEINOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / EIΡHNOΠOΛITΩN ETOYC EX-Ρ, Nike walking left, holding unwound garland, shield on base to left. Karbach 105; Sng Levante Supp. 384.TextImage
SNG Levante Supp 385Caracalla AE 30mm of Irenopolis-Neronias, Cilicia. Dated year 165 (AD 216-217). AYT K M AYΡ CEY ANTΩNEINOC CEB, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / EIΡHNOΠOΛITΩN ETOYC EXΡ. Tyche standing right, holding cornucopiae and offering wreath to Caracalla, radiate, standing left, holding sceptre. Karbach 99; SNG Pfalz 641; Ziegler Kilikien 1342; SNG Levante Supp. 385.TextImage
SNG Tahberer 604Caracalla AE21 of Irenopolis-Neronias, Cilicia. AD 198-217. 7.09 g. Dated local year 165. AYTOKΡATΩ ANTΩNINOC, Laureate head right. / EIΡENOΠOΛITΩN EΞΡ, bare head of Herakles right, club against shoulder. SNG_Tahberer_604. (Date var of Karbach 85; Ziegler Kilikien 1341 (both with AΞΡ).TextImage
SEVERUS ALEXANDER
Karbach 106Severus Alexander, 222-223 AD, AE 1 Assaria of Irenopolis, Cilicia. 20mm. AYT KAI CEY AΛEXANΔΡOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, countermark of a male head right / EIΡHNOΠOΛEITΩN ETOYC, B-OΡ across fields, Nemesis standing left, holding cubic rule, wheel at foot left. Karbach 106; Ziegler Kilikien 1344; SLG Duesseldorf 11561.TextImage
Karbach 126 varSeverus Alexander, AE29 of Irenopolis, Cilicia. AYT KAI CEY AΛEXANΔΡOC, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right / EIΡHNOΠOΛEITΩN ΔOΡ, Herakles Farnese standing right, right hand behind back, resting on club set on rock. cf Karbach 126 in JNG 1992-93 (DOP across fields); Hessen-Kassel 656.TextImage
SNG Levante 1617Severus Alexander AE35mm of Irenopolis, Cilicia. Dated CY 172 = 223-224 AD. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right [c/m: laureate head right within incuse circle] / Agonistic crown; date in legend. [c/m: Howgego 105.]TextImage
SNG France 2267Severus Alexander AE of Irenopolis, Cilicia. AE 5 Assaria. Struck year 174=224/5 AD. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermarks: laureate head right within circular incuse and Tyche? within circular incuse / Diety seated left before mountain?, holding patera. Karbach, 124; SNG France 2267; cf. SNG Fitz. 5255 (same c/m's: Howgego 105 and 270.TextImage
JULIA MAMAEA
SNG Levante 1621Julia Mamaea AE 23mm of Irenopolis, Cilicia. Dated year 174 (AD 225-226). I MAMAIA CEB, draped bust right. / EIRHNOP ET DOR, biga of bulls right driven by Selene or Demeter, holding torch. Karbach 118-120; Imhoof GRM 4; SNG Pfalz 648-649; Lindgren I 1522; SNG Levante 1621; Butcher, Hatay 233.TextImage
MAXIMINUS I
SNG France 2269Maximinus I AE31 of Irenopolis, Cilicia. Dated Year 185 = AD 236-237. AYT K Γ I OYHΡOC MAXIMEINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / EIΡHNOΠOΛEITΩN ET EΠΡ, Athelete, naked, standing left, holding palm branch in right hand and crowning himself with his left. Karbach 136; SNG Levante Supp. 388; SNG France II 2269.TextImage
GORDIAN III
SNG Lev. Supp. 390Gordian III. AE32 of Irenopolis, Cilicia. AD 238-244. Dated local year 192 (AD 243-244), 19.63 g. AVK M ANT ΓOΡΔIANOC, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / EIΡHNOΠOΛEITΩN, radiate bust of Helios right facing the draped bust of Selene left with crescent on shoulders, date ET ByR below, all within a wheel of the twelve signs of the Zodiac. SNG Levante Suppl. 390 = Karbach 139 (this coin).TextImage
SNG vA 5596Gordian III. AE31 of Irenopolis, Cilicia. AD 238-244. AVK M ANT ΓOΡΔIANOC, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / EIΡHNOΠOΛEITΩN, Hygieia on the left, feeding serpent in arms, facing Asklepios on the right, leaning on serpent-entwined staff. Date ET BΘΡ in exergue. Karbach 140, 1-2; SNG von Aulock 5596; SNG Levante 1622; SNG Pfalz 653.TextImage
VALERIAN I
Karbach 150Valerian, AE28 of Irenopolis, Cilicia. AYT K Π ΛI OYAΛEΡINOC CE EY, radiate, cuirassed bust right / EIΡHNOΠOΛITΩN H CΓ (CΓ retrograde), Dionysos, holding kantharos and thyrsos, standing in a facing biga of panthers. Karbach 150 in JNG 1992-1993; Prowe III 2192.TextImage
Karbach 170Valerian I, AE27, 8 Assaria of Irenopolis, Cilicia. Dated local year 204 (AD 255-256). AYT K Π ΛI OYAΛEΡIANOC, radiate and cuirassed bust right / IΡHNOΠOΛITΩN Γ, Hygieia standing right, feeding serpent, facing Asklepios standing left, leaning on serpent-entwined staff; Δ and retrograde C (date) across fields, H (mark of value) in exergue. Karbach 170; SNG Pfalz 667; Weber F3844.TextImage
SNG Lev 1623Valerian I AE 28mm [8 assaria] of Irenopolis, Cilicia. Dated year 203 (AD 254-255). AYT K Π ΛI OYAΛEΡIANOC, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark RE below chin / IΡHNOΠOΛITΩN, Dionysus, holding thyrsos and kantharos, in facing biga drawn by two panthers; H (value) in field. Karbach 153; Lindgren I 1524; SNG von Aulock 5597; SNG France II 2271-2272; SNG Pfalz 660-662; ZIEGLER Kilikien 1351; SNG Righetti 1583; SNG Levante 1623 and Supp, 392; Waddington 4332.TextImage
SNG Lev 1624Valerian, AE28 of Irenopolis, Cilicia. 254-255 AD. 14.9g. AYT K Π ΛI OYAΛEΡIANOC CE, radiate, cuirassed bust right, countermark to right / IΡHNOΠOΛITΩN Δ ς, H below, Hygeia standing right, feeding serpent from patera, facing Asklepios, standing left, holding serpent-entwined staff. SNG Righetti 1584; BMC 12; SNG Cop 151; SNG Pfalz 664; SNG Levante 1624; SNG France 2273.TextImage
SNG Lev 1625Valerian, AE30 of Irenopolis, Cilicia. AYT K Π ΛI OYAΛEΡIANOC H, radiate, draped bust of Valerian right / EIΡHNOΠOΛITΩN ET, Γ-C (across fields), helmeted head of Athena right. Hunter 2; SNG Levante 1625.TextImage
SNG Pfalz 663 cfValerian I AE 27 of Irenopolis, Cilicia, 13.9 g, dated CY 204, AD 254-255. AVT K Π ΛI OVAΛEΡANOC CE (sic), radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / IΡHNOΠOΛITΩN around, Hygieia standing right, feeding serpent from patera, facing Asklepios, standing left, resting on serpent-entwined staff, countermark EI (Howgego 535), [delta (retrograde)-C] across fields, value mark H in ex. Var of Karbach 6 and 10; SNG Pfalz 663-665 (all listed with a Tyche countermark on obv).TextImage
SNG Pfalz 666Valerian I, AE28, 8 Assaria of Irenopolis, Cilicia. Dated local year 204 (AD 254-255). 16.89 g. AVT K Π ΛI OVAΛEΡIANOC, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / IΡHNOΠOΛITΩN Δ C, Hygieia standing right, feeding serpent, facing Asklepios standing left, leaning on serpent-entwined staff; circular countermark EI. Value mark H in exergue. SNG Pfalz 666; Karbach 163-168; SNG France 2275 (same rev. die).TextImage
GALLIENUS
SNG Levante 1629Gallienus AE 28mm [8 assaria] of Irenopolis-Neronias, Cilicia. Dated year 207 (AD 258-259). ΠOY ΛIK ΓAΛIHNOC (sic), Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / IΡHNOΠO, Kybele seated between two lions, facing right, holding tympanon. Z-S across fields. TextImage
See AlsoEntry for Cilicia, Irenopolis on the Digital Historia Numorum
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