Ancient Coinage of Cilicia, Irenopolis

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DOMITIAN
RPC 1762Domitian AE28 of Irenopolis, Cilicia. Struck AD 93/4. AVTOKΡATΩΡ 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, SGI 862. SNGLev 1601cf. 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 phiale from which serpent feeds, six-pointed star to left. SNGLev 1600.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. RPC II 1765; SNG Pfalz 609; Lindgren I A1518A.TextImage
RPC 1772Domitian and Domitia AE26 of Aigai, Cilicia. Laureate head of Domitian facing draped bust of Domitia / AIΓEAIΩN EΛΡ HΛIAOΔΩΡOY and two aplustres in wreath. SNGFr 2322, SNGLev 1709.TextImage
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TRAJAN
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 (160/1 AD). AVT KAIK AΡ ANTΩNINOC.. laureate bust right; PT / IΡHNOΠOΛITΩN, confronted busts of Asklepios and Hygieia; serpent between. TextImage
MARCUS AURELIUS
SNG France 2258Marcus Aurelius AE20 of Irenopolis, Cilicia. AVΡHΛIOC KAICAΡ, laureate head right / IΡHNO&ΠOΛITΩN MHTΡOΠ ΠO, Herakles, nude, reclining left on lion-skin, legs crossed, holding knotted club in right hand and with left hand lion's skin of which the legs hanging down; from the lion's mouth water is flowing. 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 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 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 year 119 (170/1 AD). Laureate bust right / Demeter seated left, holding cornucopiae and phiale over altar.TextImage
JULIA DOMNA
ANS 167Julia Domna AE of Irenopolis, Cilicia. IOVΛIA ΔOMNA CE, draped bust right / EIΡHNOΠOΛITΩN ACΡ below, bust of Athena right, wearing high-crested Corinthian helmet. TextImage
Karbach 97Julia Domna, AE20 of Irenopolis, Cilicia. 6.98 g. Dated Year 165 AD. IOVΛIA ΔOMNA CEB, draped bust right / EIΡHNOΠOΛITΩN EC-Ρ, helmeted bust of Athena right, wearing aegis. Karbach 97; Lindgren I, 1519.TextImage
SNG Levante 1615Julia Domna AE 19mm of Irenopolis-Neronias, Cilicia. Dated year 161 (212-213 AD). Draped bust right / Veiled bust of Eirene-Nemesis right; cubit-rule on shoulder.TextImage
Ziegler 1336Julia Domna, Irenopolis, Cilicia, AE24. IOVΛIA ΔOM..., draped bust right / EIΡHNOΠOΛ.., Mount Cragus. Ziegler 1336.TextImage
CARACALLA
SNG Levante Supp 384Caracalla AE 30mm of Irenopolis-Neronias, Cilicia. Dated year 165 (216/7 AD). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Nike advancing left, holding wreath; shield over cippus at left; in field, R.TextImage
SNG Levante Supp 385Caracalla AE 30mm of Irenopolis-Neronias, Cilicia. Dated year 165 (216/7 AD). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / City-goddess standing right, cornucopiae over back, presenting wreath to the emperor radiate, standing left, in military attire, resting on spear.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 2267Cilicia, Irenopolis. Severus Alexander 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-Neronias, Cilicia. Dated year 174 (225-226 AD). Draped bust right / Demeter holds torch, in cart drawn right by two bulls.TextImage
MAXIMINUS I
SNG France 2269Maximinus I AE31 of Irenopolis, Cilicia. Year 185 = AD 236-237. Bust right / Є IΡHNOΠOLIETON, athlete standing left holding palm and crowning himself, date ЄT ЄΠP in ex.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-Neronias, Cilicia. Dated local year 204 (AD 255-256). 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 Pfalzer 667.TextImage
SNG Lev 1623Valerian I AE 28mm [8 assaria] of Irenopolis-Neronias in Cilicia. Dated year 203 (254/5 AD). AVK ΛIK VAΛEΡIANOC, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark RE below chin / IΡHNOΠOΛITΩN, Dionysus, holding thyrsos and kantharos, in biga drawn by two panthers; H (value) in field.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 (258/9 AD). ΠOY ΛIK ΓAΛIHNOC (sic), Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / IΡHNOΠO, Cybele seated between two lions, facing right, holding tympanon. Z-S across fields. TextImage
See AlsoEntry for Cilicia, Irenopolis on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Irenopolis in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum

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