Ancient Coinage of Mopsus, Cilicia

[SNG Levante 1309]

Mopsus, Mopsos or Mopsuestia, on the Pyramus River in Cilicia; during Seleucid times called Seleucia ad Pyramum; during Roman times Hadrianum.

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BMC 4Mopsus, Cilicia AE22. 2nd Century BC. Head of Zeus right / MOYEATWN THZ IERAS KAI AUTONOMOU around lighted circular altar on tripod-basis with lion's legs. TextImage
SNGLev 1305Mopsos, Cilicia. 100-1 BC. AE19. Laureate head of Zeus right / MOYEATWN, burning altar on two feet. PA and oE monograms to left and right. Lindgren I, 1547; Ziegler Kilikien 926-928; SNG Levante 1305; von Aulock Mopsos 11a.TextImage
SNGLev_1309Mopsus, Cilicia. Circa 2nd-1st Century BC. AE 21mm. Laureate head of Zeus right, monogram behind / MOUEATWN THS IERAS KAI AUTONOMOU, flaming altar, monograms below. TextImage
SNGLev 1323Cilicia, Mopsuestia-Mopsus. Time of Claudius, 41-54 AD. AE 22mm. Draped bust of Zeus right; eagle at right / Three naked males (the Korybantes?), in helmets, holding shields & spears. TextImage
RPC 4049Divus Augustus and Diva Livia AE26 of Mopsus, Cilicia, struck by Tiberius. QEOC SEBACTOC M[OYEATWN ..], radiate head of Augustus left / [QEA C]EBAC[TH MOYEATWN]; draped bust of Livia right, hair in a bun (behind head). RPC 4049.TextImage
RPC 1740Domitian, AE of Mopsus, Cilicia, 93-94 AD. 15,08 gr. DOMETIANOC CEBASTOC DOMETIA CEBACTH, laurate head of Domitian right, facing draped bust of Domitia left / MOYEATWN THC IERAC KAI ACYLOY KAI AYTONOMOY around and in fields, Tyche, turreted, seated right on rock, holding corn-ears and poppy, river-god Pyramos swimming right at foot. Date AXR in exergue. RPC 1740; SNG von Aulock 5736; SNG Levante 1330.TextImage
RPC 1742Domitian AE 17mm of Mopsuestia-Mopsus, Cilicia. Dated year 161 = 93-94 AD. DOMITIANO CEBACTOC, laureate head right / MOYELTWN AXP, Artemis standing facing, head right, drawing arrow from quiver over shoulder & holding bow. SNG Levante 1327.TextImage
RPC 1743Domitian & Domitia AE34 of Mopsus, Cilicia. Year 162, 94-95 AD. AVTOKPATWR KAISAR DOMITIANOS GERM, laureate head of Domitian right / DOMITIA SEBASTH MOYEATWN ETO BXP, draped bust of Domitia right. SGI 900.TextObvRev
Prieur 725AMopsus, Cilicia. Hadrian. 117-138 AD. AR Tetradrachm. Laureate & draped bust right, seen from behind / Draped bust of Sabina, as Artemis, right, quiver over shoulder.TextImage
Prieur 729 Antoninus Pius AR Tetradrachm of Mopsus, Cilicia. AVT KAIC T AIL ANTWNEINOC CEB EY P.P, bare-headed & draped bust right, seen from behind / ADPIANWN MOYEATWN, eagle standing left, head right; flaming altar between legs. Prieur 729, SNG Levante 1334. TextImage
SNG Levante 1597Antoninus Pius AE25 of Mopsus, Cilicia. 138-161 AD. AYT KAIC T AIL ADR ANTWNEINOS EY, P-P across fields, laureate head right / ADRIANWN MOPCEATWN, ET-HC across fields, Athena standing left, holding Nike, spear and shield.TextImage
SNG Levante Supp 315Faustina II AE 18mm of Mopsus, Cilicia. Dated year 230 (162/3 AD). FAVCTINA CEBACTH, draped bust right / ADRIA OYEAT, TWC (date) below, upper part of River-god Pyramos swimming right.TextImage
SNG Tahberer 1057Lucilla, AE21 of Mopsus, Cilicia. AD 164-182. 8.15 g. Dated CY 236 (AD 168-169). LOYKILLA CEBACTH (clockwise from top right), draped bust right / ADRIANWN MOYIATWN, Dikaiosyne standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae; S-AC (date) in right field. (The date letter resembles a sideways, retrograde R). SNG Tahberer 1057.TextImage
SNG Fr 1986Septimius Severus, AE32 of Mopsos, Cilicia. 193-211. AV K L CEPT CEOVHROC PERT, laureate head right / ADRIANWN MOYEATWN ETOY DOC, Caracalla, togate and holding scroll, standing right, clasping hands with Geta, togate, standing left, large star between them. SNG France II 1986; Waddington 4390.TextImage
SNG Levante 1340Septimius Severus AE 27mm of Mopsus, Cilicia. Dated Pompeian-Cilician Era 262 = 194/5 AD. Bare-headed, draped, & cuirassed bust right / ADPIANWN MOYEATWN, Dionysus standing left, holding cantharus & thyrsus; at feet, panther standing left; date ET BXC to left.TextImage
SNG Lev 1344Caracalla, AE32 of Mopsus, Cilicia. 198-217. 20.78 gr. Dated year 265 = AD 198. AVT KAI M AVP ANTWNEINOC CEB, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right / ADRIANWN MOYEATWN ETOYC around, date EXC in ex., saddled mule standing left, wreath and quiver on its back. SNG Levante 1344; SNG von Aulock 5744 (this coin); SNG France 1987.TextImage
SNG Levante Supp 318Cilicia. Mopsus. Diadumenian, as Caesar AE 18mm. Dated year 285 (217/8 AD). Bare-headed, cuirassed bust right / ADR MOYDEATWN, crab, date ETO EPC below.TextImage
SNG Levante 317Diadumenian, AE 20mm of Cilicia, Mopsus. K M OP DIADOUMENIANOC, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right / ADR MOUEATWN ETO EPS, Crab.TextImage
Ziegler 939Diadumenian AE29 of Mopsus, Cilicia. M OP DIADOUMENIANOS, draped and cuirassed bust right / ADR MOPEATWN ETO, EPS to right, Athena, helmeted, standing left holding Nike, spear and shield.TextImage
SNG Lev. 1354Trebonianus Gallus, AE25 of Mopsus, Cilicia, 11.53g. Dated AD 251-252. [AVT KAI] TREBWNI GALL[OC CEB]., radiate draped cuirassed bust right / ADR GAL MOYEATWN, flaming, two-legged altar with crab below, date QI-T across fields. SNG Levante 1354 (this coin).TextImage
SNG Lev. 1355Trebonianus Gallus AE33 of Mopsus, Cilicia. AD 251-253. 18.04 g. Dated CY 319 (251-252 AD). AYT KAI TREBWNIOC GALLOC CEB, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ADRI MOPSEATWN KRI QIT HIOC (from upper right, clockwise), athlete standing front, looking right, crowning himself with wreath and holding palm branch. SNG Levante 1355 (this coin).TextImage
SNG France 2998Valerian I, AE34 of Mopsus, Cilicia. 19.20 g. Dated CY 323 (AD 255-256). AVT K OVALERIANOC CE, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / ADR MOPEATWN, river-god Pyramus, holding cornucopiae, reclining left on river bridge consisting of five arches; triumphal arch at each end; D-W-R-E-A between bridge arches, PURAMOS below, date ET GKT in upper field. SNG France 2998; SNG Levante 1359.TextImage
Ziegler 941Valerian I of Mopsus, Cilicia Pedias. 255-256 AD. AYT K OUALERIANOS SEB, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ADR MOPEATWN, D-W-R-E-A between bridge arches, PURAMOS / ET GKT in ex., bridge over river Pyramos, gateway to left on the bridge, river god Pyramos reclining left on the bridge, holding bow and cornucopiae. TextImage
Entry for Mopsus on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Mopsus in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum

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