Ancient Coinage of Cilicia, Korykos


The important harbour town of Corycos / Korykos is modern day Kizkalesi, Turkey. Some surviving ruins are a triumphal arch and a necropolis.

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BMC 5-7Korykos, Cilicia. AE23, civic issue. 100-1 BC. 4.85 g. AK behind turreted head of Tyche right. / KΩΡYKIΩTΩN EΡ ΠO EΡ, Hermes standing left, wearing petasos and winged boots, holding patera and caduceus. BMC 5-7; SNG Righetti 1539; Ziegler Kilikien 542-544; SNG von Aulock 5676; SNG Levante 793; SNG Pfalz 823-825; SNG France II, 1077-1081; Paris 476-477; Waddington 4248; SNG Cop 115; SNG Tuebingen 4552.TextImage
G&N 27, 329Korykos, Cilicia. AE19, civic issue, ca. 100-10 BC. 2.98 g. ΣA before draped bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver over shoulder. / KOΡYKIΩTΩN IA EΡ to right and left of Apollo, standing left, holding branch and leaning on column. Unpublished fieldmarks for this reverse. G&N 27, 329.TextImage
Kuenker 133, 7712Korykos, Cilicia, AE17, civic issue. 100-10 BC. 4.4 g. ΠΔ monogram behind draped bust of Artemis right, with bow and quiver over shoulder. / KΩΡYKIΩTΩN TAΡ KΡA to right and left of Apollo standing left, holding branch and resting elbow on tripod to right. Unpublished with these names for this reverse. Kuenker 133, 7712.TextImage
Rauch 79, 2166Korykos, Cilicia. AE26, 100-10 BC. 13.09 g. ΔI monogram and A behind diademed head of Zeus right. / KΩΡYKIΩTΩN EΡ AN to right and left of Thalassa, wearing headdress of crab claws, standing left, holding aphlaston and sceptre. Caduceus in upper left field, star with four rays in lower left field. Unpublished with these symbols on the reverse. Rauch 79, 2166.TextImage
SNG Cop 115Korykos, Cilicia, AE17, civic issue. 100-10 BC. 3.44 g. AK behind draped bust of Artemis right, with bow and quiver over shoulder. / KΩΡYKIΩTΩN EΡ ΠO EΡ to right and left of Apollo standing left, holding branch and resting elbow on tripod to right. Imhoof KM 1; Hunter 2-3; SNG France II, 1077-1081; Paris 476-477; Waddington 4248; SNG Cop 115.TextImage
SNG Cop 117Korykos, Cilicia, AE22. 1st Century BC. 7.46 g. ΔT behind turreted head of Tyche right. / KΩΡYKIΩTΩN HΡ TAΡ to right and left of Hermes standing left, holding patera and caduceus. SNG Cop 117; SNG France II, 1082-1085; Paris 478-480; Waddington 4246; SNG Pfalz 826-827; SNG Levante 794 corr. (ΔT misread as ΔI).TextImage
SNG Cop 119Korykos, Cilicia. AE26, civic issue, ca. 100-10 BC. 6.88 g. ΣA behind turreted head of Tyche right. / KΩΡYKIΩTΩN IA EΡ, Hermes standing left, naked but for chlamys over left arm, holding purse and caduceus. SNG Cop 119; SNG Pfalz 817; Duesseldorf 11186; Ziegler Kilikien 546.TextImage
SNG France II 1086Korkyros, Cilicia. AE22, civic issue, ca. 100-10 BC. 6.87 g. AN behind turreted head of Tyche right. / KΩΡYKIΩTΩN ΔI NI AN, Hermes, wearing petasos, standing left, holding patera and caduceus. SNG France II, 1086; SNG Tahberer 884-886.TextImage
SNG Fr 1094Korykos, Cilicia, ca 1st Century BC. AE21mm. 6.87 gm. ΣA behind turreted head of Tyche right. / KΩΡYKIΩTΩN YB ME, Hermes standing left, holding patera and caduceus. SNG France II, 1094; Paris 486; Ziegler Kiliken 545.TextImage
SNG France 1097Korykos, Cilicia, 1st C. BC. AE20. ΠA monogram behind turreted and draped bust of Tyche right. / KΩΡYKIΩTΩN EΠI ΔH, Hermes standing left, naked except for cloak over left arm, holding patera and caduceus. SNG France II, 1097; Waddington 4245, SNG Pfalz 828-829.TextImage
SNG France 1098Korykos, Cilicia, AE15, civic issue. 100-10 BC. 2.65 g. A behind draped bust of Artemis right, with bow and quiver over shoulder. / KΩΡYKIΩTΩN EY EΠI EΡ to right and left of Apollo standing left, holding branch and resting elbow on tripod to right. SNG France II 1098; SNG Levante 799; Paris 467; SNG Pfalz 811.TextImage
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Korykos, Cilicia. AE18, ca 100-1 BC. 3.28 g. ΣA to right of draped bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver over shoulder. / KΩΡYKIΩTΩN EΠI ΔI to right and left of Apollo standing left, holding branch and resting elbow on tripod to right. SNG France 1099 (corr. "EΠI ΔH"); Paris 468 corr. (ditto).TextImage
SNG Lev 790Korykos, Cilicia. AE26 civic issue, ca 100-10 BC. 13.9 g. ΔI monogram and A behind diademed head of Zeus right. / KΩΡYKIΩTΩN EΡN EΡ to right and left of Thalassa, wearing headdress of crab claws, standing left, holding aphlaston and sceptre. SNG Levante 790 (this coin); SNG France II 1072; Paris 466; Waddington 4242; Imhoof KM 2; Mionnet VII 210.TextImage
SNG Lev 792Korykos, Cilicia, AE19. 1st century BC. A behind turreted head of Tyche. / KΩΡYKIΩTΩN EY EΠI EΡ, Hermes standing left, wearing petasos and winged boots, holding patera and caduceus. SNG Levante 792; SNG Cop 118; Weber 7542; SNG France 1075-1076; SNG Righetti 1540; SNG Pfalz 822.TextImage
SNG Lev 799Korykos, Cilicia, 1st C. BC. AE15, 2.71 gr. A behind draped bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver over shoulder / KΩΡYKIΩTΩN EY EΠI EΡ, Apollo standing left, holding branch and resting left elbow on column. SNG France II, 1098; SNG Levante 799; SNG Pfalz 811.TextImage
SNG Lev 803Korykos, Cilicia, AE26. Early semi-autonomous issue. ca. 50 BC-AD 50. 9.28 g. KΩΡY, diademed head of Aphrodite right, (aphlaston before head). / AYTONO-MOY, Hermes standing half-right, holding purse and caduceus. SNG Levante 803; SNG von Aulock 5681; SNG France 1101.TextImage
SNG Lev 804Cilicia, Corycus. After 1st Century AD. AE 20mm. KΩΡYKI around aphlaston / AYTONOM, winged caduceus. SNG Levante 804 (this coin); SNG von Aulock 5680; BMC 9; SNG France II, 1104; Waddington 4241; SNG Lindgren III, 812. TextImage
SNG vA 5677Korykos, Cilicia. Ca 1st Century BC. AE 22mm. AN behind turreted head of Tyche right. / KΩΡYKIΩTΩN ΔI NI AN, Hermes standing left, holding caduceus. SNG Von Aulock 5677; BMC 1-3. TextImage
Sear 5545Korykos, Cilicia, AE22. 1st Century BC.ΣA behind turreted bust of Tyche right. / KΩΡYKIΩTΩN EΠI ΔI, Hermes standing left, wearing petasos and winged boots, holding patera and caduceus; BMC 1-4.TextImage
Sear 5546Cilicia, Korykos AE21. 1st Century BC. KA behind turreted bust of Tyche right. / KΩΡYKIΩTΩNEΡ ΠO EΡ, Hermes standing left, wearing petasos and winged boots, holding patera and caduceus. TextImage
TIBERIUS
RPC 3711Tiberius AE 25mm of Corycus, Cilicia Tracheia. ΣEBAΣTOY, laureate head right / AΡX ΔIO KΩΡIKIΩTΩN, diademed head of Aphrodite right; aphlaston before. SNGLev 807.TextImage
SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
Mionnet Supp VII 223Septimius Severus, AE 29, 15.69g. of Korykos, Cilicia. A K Λ CEΠ CEOYHΡOC ΠEΡT CEB, laureate, draped bust right / KΩΡYKIΩTΩN AYTONOMΩN, female, turreted, standing left on the prow of a ship, holding an aplustre and sceptre. Mionnet Supp. VII, 223.TextImage
JULIA DOMNA
Imhoof GRM 1Julia Domna, AE26 of Korykos, Cilicia. AD 193-217. IOYΛIA ΔOMNA, draped bust right. / KΩΡYKI AYTON, Aphrodite Euploia standing left, holding aphlaston and sceptre. Imhoof GRM 1 (with "AYTO").Te xtIm age
CARACALLA
SNG Levante 809Caracalla AE 30mm of Corycus, Cilicia. AYT M AY ANTΩ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / KOΡYKIΩ AYTONOM, Poseidon standing right, foot on galley prow, holding trident and dolphin. SNG Levante 809.TextImage
MACRINUS
CNG 203, 333Macrinus AE29 of Corycus, Cilicia, 8.9 g. AY K M OΠ CEYH MAKΡINOC, laureate, cuirassed bust right. / KΩΡY NAYAΡ AYTONOMOY, Hermes, naked except for chlamys over shoulder, standing left, holding purse and caduceus. CNG 203, 333. Apparently unpublished.TextImage
Lowe 1581Macrinus AE29 of Corycus, Cilicia, 8.9 g. AY K M OΠ CEYH MAKΡINOC, laureate, cuirassed bust right. / KΩΡY N[AYAΡ] AYTONOMOY, Hermes, naked except for chlamys over shoulder, standing left, holding purse and caduceus. Lowe 1581. Apparently unpublished. Same as CNG 203, 333.TextImage
SEVERUS ALEXANDER
Kurth Dionysos, VI-A1Severus Alexander. AE26 of Korykos, Cilicia. AD 222-235. 6.42 g. AY K CEY AΛEXAN, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / KOΡYKIΩTΩN NAΡ, Dionysos, wearing short chiton and boots, standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos, panther at foot left. Kurth Dionysos VI-A1 otherwise unpublished.TextImage
JULIA MAMAEA
Rome 61253Julia Mamaea, AE30 of Korykos, Cilicia. AD 222-235. 14.25 g. IOYΛIA MAMEA CEBA, draped bust right. / KΩΡYKIΩTΩN NAYAΡX, Hermes standing left, naked but for chlamys over left arm, holding purse and caduceus, ram at foot left. Rome 61253.Tex tIma ge
GORDIAN III
BMC 16Gordian III, AE25 of Korykos, Cilicia. AD 238-244. AY K M AN ΓOΡΔIANOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / KΩΡYKIΩTΩN AYTONO, Poseidon standing left, foot on prow, holding dolphin and trident. BMC 16; Weber 7544; Waddington 4256; SNG France II 1113; Paris 498; Lindgren I 1482.TextImage
SNG Cop 121Gordian III, AE29 of Korykos, Cilicia. AD 238-244. AY K M ANTΩ ΓOΡΔIANOC, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / KΩΡYKIΩTΩN AYTONOMΩN, Hermes standing left, naked but for chlamys over left arm, holding purse and caduceus, ram at foot left. SNG France 1114-1115 corr; Paris 499-500; Waddington 4257-4258; SNG Cop 121; Mionnet Supp. VII, 228; SNG Pfalz 836.TextImage
SNG Levante 812Gordian III AE 28mm of Corycus, Cilicia. AY K M ANT ΓOΡΔIANOC (or with ANTΩ), laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / KOΡYKIΩTΩN NAYAΡXIΔOC, Poseidon standing right, foot on prow, holding trident and dolphin. SNG Levante 312 (with ANT). With ANTΩ: BMC 16; Weber 7544; Waddington 4256; SNG France II 1113; Paris 498.TextImage
SNG von Aulock 5682Gordian III AE 32mm of Corycus, Cilicia. AY K M ANTΩ ΓOΡΔIANOC, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; aegis on breastplate / KΩΡYKIΩTΩN AYTONOMOY, Aphrodite Euploia standing left, holding aphlaston and sceptre, at feet, prow of galley left. SNG Levante 811; SNG von Aulock 5682; SNG Levante Suppl. 220.TextImage
TRANQUILLINA
SNG Pfalz 837Tranquillina, AE25 of Korykos, Cilicia. AD 241-244. 7.23 g. CABINIA TΡANKYΛΛINAN, draped bust right, wearing stephane. / KΩΡYKIΩTΩN AYTONO-MO-Y, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. SNG Pfalz 837 ("AYTONOM").TextImage
PHILIP I
SNG Levante 315Philip I AE 30mm of Corycus, Cilicia. AD 244-249. AYT K M IOYΛIOC ΦIΛIΠΠOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / KOΡYKIΩTΩN AYTONOM, Aphrodite Euploia standing left, prow at feet, holding aphlaston and sceptre. SNG France II, 1118-1119; Paris 502-503; Waddington 4259; SNG Levante 815; SNG von Aulock 5683; Ziegler Kilikien 550.TextImage
OTACILIA SEVERA
BMC 19Otacilia Severa AE24 of Korykos, Cilicia. AD 244-249. ΩTAKIΛIAN CEYHΡAN, draped bust right, wearing stephane. / KOΡY NAYAΡXIC, Hermes standing left, naked but for chlamys over his left arm, holding purse and caduceus, ram standing left at foot. BMC 19; SNG France II, 1120; Paris 504; Waddington 4260; SNG Levante 818; Ziegler Kilikien 551; Lindgren III 815.Text Imag e
SNG Levante 317Otacilia Severa AE 25mm of Korykos, Cilicia. ΩTAKIΛIAN CEOYHΡAN, diademed and draped bust right / KΩΡY AYTONOM, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. SNG von Aulock 5685; SNG Levante 817; Dessau II, 905.TextImage
VALERIAN I
BMC 23Valerian I AE 30mm of Corycus in Cilicia. AV K ΠO OVAΛEΡIANOC, Radiate and cuirassed bust right / KOΡV-KIΩ TΩN AV NAVAΡXIC around and in centre field, Dionysos standing facing, looking left, holding bunch of grapes and thyrsos, before prize crown inscribed ΘEMIΔ resting on three-legged table with vase below; panther with head reverted standing left at feet.TextImage
SNG Levante 820Valerian I AE 33mm of Corycus in Cilicia. AVT K ΛIK OVAΛEΡIANOC, Radiate and cuirassed bust right / KOΡV-KIΩ TΩN AV NAVAΡXIC KORY around and in centre field, Dionysos standing facing, looking left, holding bunch of grapes and thyrsos, before prize crown inscribed ΘEMIΔ resting on three-legged table; panther with head reverted standing left at feet. SNG Lev. 820, SNG Fr 1122.TextImage
GALLIENUS
BMC 24Gallienus, AE28 of Korykos, Cilicia. AD 253-268. 17.34 g. AY K ΠO ΛIK ΓAΛΛHNOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / KΩΡYKIΩTΩN AYTONOMOY around and in fields, Nauarchis standing front, looking left, prow at foot left, holding aphlaston and sceptre. BMC 24; Weber 7545; SNG France II, 1126 ("ΠO ΛK".)TextImage
SALONINA
ANS 2002-21-6Salonina, AE20 of Korykos, Cilicia. KOΔNH CAΛΩNIN (sic), draped bust right, wearing stephane / KOΡY-KIΩT-ΩN (in field), Aphrodite standing facing, head left, holding sceptre and aphlaston, prow at foot left. ANS 2002-21-6 (same dies); Malloy 10, 345, otherwise unpublished. TextImage
SNG Lev 822Salonina, AE27 of Korykos, Cilicia. AD 253-268. 13.37 g. KONNHΛ CAΛΩNINAN (sic), draped bust right, wearing stephane. / KOΡYKIΩTΩN AYT NAYAΡXIC around and in fields, Hermes standing left, naked except for cloak over left arm, holding patera and caduceus. SNG Levante 822 (this coin); SNG France II, 1129; Paris 512.TextImage< /A>