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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CITY AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
BMC 4Mopsus, Cilicia AE22. 2nd Century BC. Head of Zeus right / MOΨEATΩN THZ IEΡAΣ KAI AYTONOMOY around lighted circular altar on tripod-basis with lion's legs. TextImage
SNG Lev 1305Mopsos, Cilicia. 100-1 BC. AE19. Laureate head of Zeus right / MOΨEATΩN, burning altar on two feet. ΠA and oE monograms to left and right. Lindgren I, 1547; Ziegler Kilikien 926-928; SNG Levante 1305; von Aulock Mopsos 11a.TextImage
SNG Lev 1309Mopsus, Cilicia. Circa 2nd-1st Century BC. AE 21mm. Laureate head of Zeus right, monogram behind / MOΨEATΩN THΣ IEΡAΣ KAI AYTONOMOY, flaming altar, monograms below. TextImage
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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
AUGUSTUS
RPC 4049Divus Augustus and Diva Livia AE26 of Mopsus, Cilicia, struck by Tiberius. ΘEOC ΣEBACTOC MOΨEATΩN ..], radiate head of Augustus left / [QEA C]EBAC[TH MOΨEATΩN; draped bust of Livia right, hair in a bun (behind head). RPC 4049.TextImage
DOMITIAN
RPC 1740Domitian, AE of Mopsus, Cilicia, 93-94 AD. 15,08 gr. ΔOMETIANOC CEBACTOC ΔOMETIA CEBACTH, laurate head of Domitian right, facing draped bust of Domitia left / MOΨEATΩN THC IEΡAC KAI ACYΛOY 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. ΔOMITIANO CEBACTOC, laureate head right / MOΨEΛTΩN AXΠ, 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. AVTOKΡATΩΡ KAIΣAΡ ΔOMITIANOΣ ΓEΡM, laureate head of Domitian right / ΔOMITIA ΣEBAΣTH MOΨEATΩN ETO BXΡ, draped bust of Domitia right. SGI 900.TextObvRev
HADRIAN
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
ANTONINUS PIUS
Prieur 729 Antoninus Pius AR Tetradrachm of Mopsus, Cilicia. AVT KAIC T AIΛ ANTΩNEINOC CEB EY Π Π, bare-headed & draped bust right, seen from behind / AΔΡIANΩN MOΨEATΩN, 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 AIΛ AΔΡ ANTΩNEINOC EY, Π-Π, laureate head right / AΔΡIANΩN MOΠCEATΩN, ET-HC across fields, Athena standing left, holding Nike, spear and shield.TextImage
FAUSTINA II
SNG Levante Supp 315Faustina II AE 18mm of Mopsus, Cilicia. Dated year 230 (162/3 AD). ΦAVCTINA CEBACTH, draped bust right / AΔΡIA OYEAT, TΩC (date) below, upper part of River-god Pyramos swimming right.TextImage
LUCILLA
SNG Tahberer 1057Lucilla, AE21 of Mopsus, Cilicia. AD 164-182. 8.15 g. Dated CY 236 (AD 168-169). ΛOYKIΛΛA CEBACTH (clockwise from top right), draped bust right / ADRIANWN MOΨIATΩN, 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
SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
SNG Fr 1986Septimius Severus, AE32 of Mopsos, Cilicia. 193-211. AV K Λ CEΠT CEOVHΡOC ΠEΡT, laureate head right / AΔΡIANΩN MOΨEATΩN ETOY ΔOC, 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 / AΔΡIANΩN MOΨEATΩN, Dionysus, loins draped (long), standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos; panther at foot left; date ET BXC to left.TextImage
CARACALLA
SNG Lev 1344Caracalla, AE32 of Mopsus, Cilicia. 198-217. 20.78 gr. Dated year 265 = AD 198. AVT KAI M AVΠ ANTΩNEINOC CEB, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right / AΔΡIANΩN MOΨEATΩN ETOYC around, date EXC below, saddled mule standing left, wreath and quiver on its back. SNG Levante 1344; SNG von Aulock 5744 (this coin); SNG France 1987.TextImage
DIADUMENIAN
SNG Levante Supp 318Cilicia. Mopsus. Diadumenian, as Caesar AE 18mm. Dated year 285 (217/8 AD). Bare-headed, cuirassed bust right / AΔΡ MOΨΔEATΩN, crab, date ETO EPC below.TextImage
SNG Levante 317Diadumenian, AE 20mm of Cilicia, Mopsus. K M OΠ ΔIAΔOYMENIANOC, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right / AΔΡ MOΨEATΩN ETO EΠς, Crab.TextImage
Ziegler 939Diadumenian AE29 of Mopsus, Cilicia. M OΠ ΔIAΔOYMENIANOC, draped and cuirassed bust right / AΔΡ MOΨEATΩN ETO, EΠς to right, Athena, helmeted, standing left holding Nike, spear and shield.TextImage
SEVERUS ALEXANDER
Imhoof GM 3Severus Alexander, AE37 of Mopsus, Cilicia. AD 228-229. 28.09 g. AYT K CE AΛEXANΔΡOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / AΔΡ AΛEXANΔΡOY Π MOΨEATΩN around, date ςΘC in upper centre, Artemis standing right, holding bow and reaching for an arrow from the quiver at her shoulder, hound at foot right, facing Apollo, naked, standing left, holding branch and leaning left elbow on a column. Imhoof GM 3; Weber 7575.TextImage
TREBONIANUS GALLUS
SNG Lev. 1354Trebonianus Gallus, AE25 of Mopsus, Cilicia, 11.53g. Dated AD 251-252. [AVT KAI] TΡEBΩNI ΓAΛΛ[OC CEB]., radiate draped cuirassed bust right / AΔΡ ΓAΛ MOΨEATΩN, flaming, two-legged altar with crab below, date ΘI-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 TΡEBΩNIOC ΓAΛΛOC CEB, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ADRI MOΨEATΩN KΡI ΘIT HIOC (from upper right, clockwise), athlete standing front, looking right, crowning himself with wreath and holding palm branch. SNG Levante 1355 (this coin).TextImage
VALERIAN I
SNG France 2998Valerian I, AE34 of Mopsus, Cilicia. 19.20 g. Dated CY 323 (AD 255-256). AVT K OVAΛEΡIANOC CE, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / AΔΡ MOΨEATΩN, river-god Pyramus, holding cornucopiae, reclining left on river bridge consisting of five arches; triumphal arch at each end; Δ-Ω-Ρ-E-A between bridge arches, ΠYΡAMOC below, date ET ΓKT in upper field. SNG France 2998; SNG Levante 1359.TextImage
Ziegler 941Valerian I of Mopsus, Cilicia Pedias. 255-256 AD. AYT K OYAΛEΡIANOC CEB, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / AΔΡ MOΨEATΩN, Δ-Ω-Ρ-E-A between bridge arches, ΠYΡAMOΣ ET ΓKT below, 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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