Ancient Coinage of Cilicia, Mallos



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CITY AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
AIWW1000Mallos, Cilicia. 500 BC, 7 mm, 0.2 g. Head of roaring lion right / Astragalos (Knucklebone). AIWW1000. TextImage
BMC 26Mallos, Cilicia. AR Stater. 10gr, ca. 380 BC. Athena seated left before sprouting olive tree, holding spear and resting left hand on shield / MAΛ, Aphrodite standing left, resting elbow on column, placing right hand on the shoulder of Hermes standing front, on left, holding caduceus. BMC 26; SNG von Aulock 5719; SNG Cop 166; SNG France 2 403; Waddington 4365; Traite 1410, Dewing 2487.TextImage
BMC 27Mallos, Cilicia, AR 24, 385-333 BC. Athena seated left on stool by olive tree, holding spear, shield at her side / NIKH MAΛ, Nike crouching left, kneeling on one knee, holding stylis, club in right field. BMC 27; SNG France II 405; Trait II-2 1411.TextImage
Imhoof KM 1Mallos, Cilicia, AR stater, ca 425-385 BC. 10.72 gm. Kronos, winged, with crested head running right, holding solar disc / M[AR], swan standing left, fish downward to left, all within incuse square with dotted border. Imhoof KM 1; Prokesch collection, Berlin.TextImage
SNG Lev 1287Cilicia, Mallos. Time of Trajan Decius? circa 249-251 AD. AE 31mm. Veiled and draped bust right / Tyche seated left between two standards inscribed S C; at her feet, two river-gods swimming in opposite directions; all within wreath. TextImage
SNG Lev 130Cilicia, Mallos. Circa 425-385 BC. AR Obol. Upper part of male with curved wings, holding solar disk with both hands / Swan standing right. TextImage
SNG Lev 147Mallos (?). Tiribazos, Satrap. 386-380 BC. AR Stater. Ahura-Mazda, body terminated by solar disk, holding wreath and lotus blossom / Baal standing half-left, holding eagle and sceptre; MAP before, TRIBZW in Aramaic behind. TextImage
SNG Lev 153vCilicia, Mallos AR Stater. ca 385-333 BC. Bearded head of Herakles right, lion's skin tied around neck / MAL, head of satrap (Tiribazos or Autophradates?) right, wearing Persian headdress. SNG Levante Suppl. 25, SNG France 396, BMC 28, SNG von Aulock 5716v. TextImage
SNG Lev 157Cilicia, Mallus ca.375-360 BC, AR Stater 10.46g. Head of Kronos right wearing ornamented tainia, fish behind / MAΛ, Demeter standing right, rectangular countermark with bull and crescent. SNG Levante 157, this coin.TextImage
SNG Lev 166Cilicia, Mallos. Circa 385-333 BC. AR Hemiobol. Head of Athena left, in crested Attic helmet / Swan standing right; monogram to right. TextImage
SNG Lev 172Mallos, Cilicia, AE10. 400-350 BC. Head of Pyramos right wearing corn-wreath / MAΛ, Gorgoneion facing. SNG France 406; SNG Levante 172; Lindgren 1540.TextImage
SNG Lev 1263Mallos, Cilicia, AE20 Civic issue, ca 100-1 BC. 4.56 g. Veiled and draped bust of Tyche right. / MAΛΛΩTΩN, cult image of Athena Magarsis facing, wearing serpent-fringed aegis and holding spear and serpent. ΔH monogram in left field. SNG Levante 1263; SNG von Aulock 5722; Righetti Coll Sale 141; Ziegler Kilikien 895-897; Lindgren III 861.TextImage
SNG vA 5720 Cilicia, Mallos. AR Obol. 425-385 BC. 9mm; 0.9g. Head of Herakles left wearing lion's skin / MA, Swan standing left, head reverted, corn ear below. SNG v. Aulock 5720.TextImage
Weber 3850Mallus, Cilicia, 425-385 BC. AR Stater. 11.02 gr. Kronos right, winged, holding solar disk / MAΡ above swan standing left. No symbol apparent. Weber 3850; Imhoof KM 1.TextImage
Sear 5571Mallus, Cilicia, AR Stater, under Balakros, ruler of Cilicia under Alexander the Great, 333-328 BC. Baal seated left, grapes and ear of corn to left, M (= Mallus) beneath throne, B to right / Draped bust of Athena facing slightly left. TextImage
Sear 5572Mallus, Cilicia, AE12. 385-333 BC. Head of river god Pyramos right, ΠY behind / head of gorgonian facing, with serpents entwined around. TextImage
LIVIA
RPC 4016Livia, AE20 of Mallos, Cilicia. 27 BC-AD 14. No legend, draped bust of Livia (?) left, hair in a bun. / MAΛΛΩTΩN, facing cult figure of Athena Magarsis, holding spear and serpent. Star in upper left and right fields. RPC I, 4016; SNG von Aulock 5723; SNG Levante 1265; SNG Turkey Antakya 18148.TextImage

CALIGULA
RPC 4017Caligula, AE25 of Mallos, Cilicia, 8.8 g. No legend, laureate head left in a border of dots / MA-ΛΛΩ-TΩN in 3 lines to left of Tyche, turreted, sitting right on rock, holding grain-ears, two river gods swimming right and left below. RPC 4017 (Caligula); SNG France II, 1924 (Tiberius).TextImage
RPC 4019Caligula (or Tiberius?) AE 20mm of Mallos, Cilicia. Laureate head left / MAΛΛΩTΩN ME-EΠ, Nike walking right, holding wreath; eight-pointed star above. SNG Levante 1267.TextImage
NERO
RPC 4023Nero, AE19 of Mallos, Cilicia, 4.25g. NEΡΩN ΣEBAΣTOΣ, laureate head right, lituus before / MAΛΛΩTΩN, Athena Megarsis standing facing, wearing serpent-fringed aegis and holding spear and serpent. RPC 4023; SNG Levante 1268.TextImage
RPC 4024ANero, AE25 of Mallos, Cilicia. AD 69. 8.37 g. KAICAΡ M CEBACTOC, laureate head right. / MAΛωTωN, cult image of Athena Magarsis standing facing, holding spear and serpent. RPC 4024A; Muona 6 ("Otho").TextImage
DOMITIAN
RPC 1738Domitian, AE23 of Mallos, Cilicia. AYTOKΡATΩΡ ΔOMITIANOC (from top right), laureate head right / MAΛΛΩTΩN around, IOY AΓA in left field, Tyche seated right, holding grain ears; beneath, two river-gods swimming left and right. RPC 1738; Levante 1271; Lindgren 1543A.TextImage
RPC 1739Domitian, AE21 of Mallos, Cilicia. AD 81-96. 4.59 g. ΔOMITIANOC KAICAΡ, laureate head left. / MAΛΛΩTωN around, IOY AΓA in left field, facing cult image of Athena Magarsis, holding spear and serpent. RPC II 1739; Ziegler Kilikien 901-903; SNG Levante 1272.TextImage

ANTONINUS PIUS
SNG Levante 1275Antoninus Pius AE23 of Mallos, Cilicia. AD 138-161. AYTO.. ANTONEINOC.., Laureate head right / MAΛΛωTωN, serpent-entwined tripod surmounted by an omphalos. SNG Levante 1275; SNG Pfalz 908; Ziegler Kilikien 904.TextImage
SNG Lev. 1275 (2)Antoninus Pius, AE21 of Mallos, Cilicia. 138-161 AD. 4.485g. AYTO..ANT.., laureate bust right, slight drapery on right shoulder / MAΛΛΩTΩN, , serpent-entwined tripod surmounted by an omphalos. SNG Levante 1275; SNG Pfalz 908; Ziegler Kilikien 904; RPC Online 10298. TextImage
FAUSTINA II
SNG vA 5725Faustina II and Lucilla, AE28 of Mallos, Cilicia. AD 164-169. ANIAN ΦAYTINAN CEBACTHN (sic), draped bust of Faustina II right. / ΛOYKIΛΛAN CEBACTHN MAΛΛΩTΩN, draped bust of Lucilla right. SNG von Aulock 5725; SNG Lev. 1277; Ziegler Kilikien 905.TextImage

HADRIAN
SNGLev 1273Hadrian AE31 of Mallos, Cilicia. AYT KAI TΡAI AΔΡIANOC CEBACTON, laureate head right / MAΛΛΩTΩN, Amphilochos standing left, boar at foot left. SNG Levante 1273. TextImage
MARCUS AURELIUS
SNG vA 5724Marcus Aurelius, AE24 of Mallos, Cilicia. AD 161-180. 9.95 g. AYT KAI AYΡ ANTΩN CEB, laureate, draped bust right. / MAΛΛωTωN, facing figure of Athena Magarsis, with spear and holding serpents. SNG von Aulock 5724 (this coin); RPC IV temp 5816.T extI mage
COMMODUS
SNG Lev Supp 308Commodus, AE19 of Mallos, Cilicia. 5.63 gr. AVT KAI KOMOΔOC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / MAΛΛΩTIΩN, Tyche seated left; two river-gods below, swimming in opposite directions. SNG Levante Suppl. 308.TextImage
SNG Lev 1278Commodus, AE23 of Mallos, Cilicia. AD 177-192. 8.44 g. AYT KAI KOMOΔOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from the back. / MAΛΛωTωN, facing cult figure of Athena Magarsis, holding spear and serpent. Star in upper left and right fields. SNG Levante 1278; SNG Righetti 1591; Lindgren I 1545; Steglitz Coll. 1666.TextImage

CARACALLA
SNG Levante 1282Caracalla and Geta AE 30mm of Mallos, Cilicia. AVTO KAI MAΡKO N AVΡH ANTΩNEINO, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Caracalla right / AV CE ΓETA KAICAΡA MAΛΩTΩN, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Geta right.TextImage
SNG Pfalz 911Caracalla, AE of Mallos, Cilicia. 211-217. AY K M AYΡ CEY ANTΩNEINON, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / MAΛΛΩTΩN, Amphilochos standing left, naked but for chlamys over shoulder, holding branch, boar at foot left. SNG Pfalz 911.TextImage
MACRINUS
SNGLev. 1284cfMacrinus, AE32 of Mallus, Cilicia. 217-218 AD. AVTO KAIC MAΡK OΠEΛ CEVHΡ MAKΡEINON CEB, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, two countermarks: a) male head right and b) SC / MAΛ IEΡ ΠOΛ ΘEOY AMΦIΛOXOY, Zeus seated half left, resting left hand on staff, holding Nike in right hand. Unpublished reverse for Macrinus. cf SNG Levante 1284 (this obv. with countermarks).TextImage

DIADUMENIAN
SNG Levante 1285cfDiadumenian AE 29mm of Mallos, Cilicia. Struck year 248 (217 AD). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / MAΛ IEΡ ΠOΛ ΘEOY AMΦIΛOXO, statue of Athena Magarsis seated facing, holding spear, within tetrastyle temple with eagle on pediment; ET ΔΠC (date) in ex.TextImage

SEVERUS ALEXANDER
Lindgren 869Severus Alexander AE30 of Mallus, Cilicia. 222-235 AD. IMP CE CEV AΛEΞANΔER CE, laureate head right / IOYΛIA MAMAIA SEB, draped bust of Julia Mamaea right. TextImage
SNG Lev 1288Severus Alexander AE40 Medallion of Mallus, Cilicia. IMP SE M AV SEV ALEXANDROS AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / MALLO COLONIA FELIX S-C, Alexander standing left, holding sceptre and offering statuette of Marsyas to Tyche holding cornucopiae; to right, Amphilochus standing right, crowning him; team of oxen left. SNG Lev 1288; Lindgren III 868. TextImage
SNG Lev. 1289Severus Alexander, AE22 of Mallos, Cilicia. 222-235 AD. IMP M AV SEV ALEXANDROS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / MALLO COLONIA, FELIX (below), SC above, she-wolf right suckling the twins Romulus and Remus. SNG Levante 1289.TextImage

GORDIAN III
SNG Righetti 1592Gordian III, 20mm of Mallus, Cilicia. 238-244 AD. IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, laureate head right / KOΛ(ΩNI M)AΛΛΩ(TΩN), Marsyas, naked, standing left, right hand raised, holding wine-skin over shoulder. SNG Righetti 1592. (With radiate head right: Ziegler 913; SLG Duesseldorf 11249.) TextImage

TRANQUILLINA
SNG Levante 1290Tranquillina AE 30mm of Mallos, Cilicia. SABIN TRANCVLLINA AVG, Diademed and draped bust right, set on crescent / KOΛΩ MAΛΛΩTΩN, Emperor togate, standing left, clasping hands with Tyche standing right. SNG Lev. 1290; SNG von Aulock 5726.TextImage

PHILIP I
SNGFr 1930Philip I AE33 of Mallos, Cilicia. 244-249 AD. 10.2g. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped bust right, counterstamp in right field / OTACILIAM SEVERAM FEL MAL COL C, S-C across fields; draped bust of Otacilia Severa right, wearing diadem and stephane. SNG France II 1930.TextImage

PHILIP II
Levante Coll. 443Philip II, AE28 of Mallos, Cilicia. AD 244-249. 11.05 g. Dated CY 310 (AD 244). M IVL PILIPPVM CAESAREM, laureate head right, slight drapery on left shoulder, countermark A in circular incuse (Howgego 664) / MAL COL AMFILOCH, Tyche sitting left on rocks, holding grain-ears; river-god swimming left at foot and another river-god at lower right. Date ETIT and SC across fields. Levante Coll. sale, CNG 243, lot 443; Lindgren I A1545A (no countermark and suggested to be Severus Alexander); Duesseldorf 7867 (ditto).TextImage
Lindgren I, A1545APhilip II, AE28 of Mallos, Cilicia. AD 244-249. 12.2 g. Dated CY 310 (AD 244). M IVL PILIPPVM CAESAREM, laureate head right, slight drapery on left shoulder / MAL COL AMFILOCH, Tyche sitting left on rocks, holding grain-ears; river-god swimming left at foot and another river-god at lower right. Date ETIT and SC across fields. Lindgren I A1545A corr. (emperor); Duesseldorf 7867.TextImage

TRAJAN DECIUS
SNG Levante 1292Trajan Decius AE40 of Cilicia, Mallus. IMP CAE CAI CVIN DECI TRAINO EVS SE, Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / COLONIA MALLOTON FELIX S-C, Decius standing left presenting small statue of Marsyas to Tyche standing right, cornucopiae over shoulder; on right stands Amphilochus crowning Decius and holding laurel branch, pair of yoked oxen standing right below; boar left in exergue. SNG Levante 1292; SNG France II 1931.TextImage

HERENNIUS ETRUSCUS
SNG von Aulock 5728Herennius Etruscus, as Caesar, AE31 of Cilicia, Mallus. HEREN ETRVSC MES DECIVS CAES, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / MALLO COLONIA, Tyche seated left on rocks between two standards, the left inscribed with an S, the right with a C; two river-gods swimming in opposite directions below. SNG Lev 1295.TextImage
SNG Levante 1295Herennius Etruscus AE33mm of Mallos, Cilicia. HEREN ETRVSC MES DECIVS CAES, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / MALLO COLONIA, Tyche seated left between legionary standards marked S and C, two river gods at feet. TextImage
HERENNIA ETRUSCILLA
BMC 32Herennia Etruscilla, AE29 of Mallos, Cilicia. AD 249-251. EΡEN ETΡOYKIΛΛA CEB, diademed and draped bust right, on crescent / KOΛΩNI MAΛΛΩTΩN, Athena standing right, holding spear, boar behind, facing Apollo, standing left, holding branch. BMC 32-33; Ziegler 917; SNG Lev. Supp. 311.TextImage
HOSTILIAN
SNG Lev 1297Hostilian, AE30 of Mallos, Cilicia. 16,36 gr. S VLLE HOCTIL MEC QVINTVM C, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, countermark: wreath (Howgego 481) / MALLO COLONIA, Tyche seated left on rock between 2 vexilla inscribed S and C, and holding grain ears in lowered left hand; two river gods swimming right and left below. SNG Levante 1297; SNG von Aulock 5727; SNG Pfalz 915.TextImage

VALERIAN I
SNG Levante 1298Valerian I AE31 (6 assaria) of Mallos, Cilicia. IMP C LIC VALERIANVS PI FE AVG, laureate cuirassed bust right / MALLO COLONIA, Amphilochos standing left, naked except for chlamys, holding laurel branch, boar at foot left, serpent-entwined tripod on podium to right with globe above, S C in ex. SNGFr 1933, BMC 13, SGI 4498.TextImage
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SNG Lev 1298Valerian I AE30 of Mallos, Cilicia. 19.47g. AD 253-260. IMP C LIC VALERIANVS PI FE AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right, countermark: large A in circular incuse (Howgego 664) / MALLO COLONIA, SC in exergue, Amphilocos standing left, wearing chlamys and holding laurel branch, boar at foot left, serpent-entwined tripod right. SNG Levante 1298; Lindgren I 1546; SNG France II 1933.TextImage
Entry for Cilicia, Mallos on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Mallus in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum