Ancient Coinage of Soloi, Cilicia


Soli or Soloi, in Cilicia, southwest of Tarsus; refounded in 66 BC as Pompeiopolis
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CITY AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
BMC 19Soloi, Cilicia. AR Stater. 400-350 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right, wearing crested helmet decorated with a griffin springing right / ΣOΛION, grape bunch on vine, crescent in field. BMC 19. TextImage
BMC 22Soloi, Cilicia, AR hemiobol. 360-333 BC. 9 mm, 0.57 gr. Helmeted head of Athena right, wearing Corinthian helmet / ΣOΛEΩN, bunch of grapes on a stem. McClean 9085; BMC 22; Weber 7607; SNG France II 185; Babelon Traité II-II, 1432; Waddington 4496.TextImage
BMC 38Soli-Pompeiopolis, AE 20, 6.41g. ca 2nd-1st C. BC. Helmeted head of Athena right / ΣOΛEΩN, Bearded Dionysos, with bull’s horns, standing facing, holding kantharos and thyrsos, AMT and HG monograms to left. BMC 38.TextImage
BMC 39Soli, Cilicia, AE21, 2nd-1st C. BC. 6.85 gr. Bust of Artemis right, wearing stephane, quiver over shoulder, ΛΠ monogram behind head / ΣOΛEΩN, Athena advancing right, wielding thunderbolt, shield on left arm, two monograms in right field. BMC 39; SNG France II, 1190; Waddington 4511.TextImage
BMC 40Soli, Cilicia, AE21, 2nd-1st C. BC. 6.85 gr. Bust of Artemis right, wearing stephane, quiver over shoulder. Countermark of a rose on cheek / ΣOΛEΩN, Athena advancing right, wielding thunderbolt, shield on left arm, two monograms in left field. BMC 40; SNG France 1189; SNG Levante 860; Ziegler 580 var (this countermark but one monogram); SNG Cop 241 var (ditto).TextImage
BMC 46Soloi, Cilicia. 200-100 BC, AE 15mm; 3.2g. Helmeted head of Athena right / ΣOΛEΩN, eagle standing right on thunderbolt, wings open, monogram in left field. SNG France II 1188; SNG Levante 861; Lindgren I 1599; BMC 46; Waddington 207; SNG von Aulock 5878.TextImage
BMC 56Soli-Pompeiopolis, Cilicia, AE24, 2.04 gr, dated CY 229 = 163-164 AD. POMPHI, Single bunch of grapes on a stem / star of six rays, date Θ-K-C between three rays. SNG von Aulock 5890; McClean 9088; BMC 56.TextImage
Imhoof GM 3Soloi, Cilicia, AE25, ca. 200-66 BC. 7.4 gr. Radiate head of Helios right; countermark: owl(?) in circular punch / ΣOΛEΩN, Athena seated left, Nike in right, resting left arm on shield behind, one or two obscured monograms behind. Imhoof GM 3; Ziegler Kilikien 589; SNG Levante 874; SNG Cop 244; SNG vA 5882 (2 monograms); SNG vA 5883 (1 monogram).TextImage
Kenner NZ 1869, IVPompeiopolis, Cilicia. AE 29. before 30 BC. Radiate male head right / ΠOMΠHIO-ΠOΛITΩN, above large crescent. Berlin collection, ex. Dr. Strauss collection, Dr. Kenner in NZ 1869, p. 72, section IV.TextImage
SNG France 129Soloi, Cilicia. 425-400 BC. AR Tetrobol. Amazon kneeling left holding bow, quiver on left hip; satyr’s head in right field / ΣOΛEΩN, bunch of grapes within incuse square; fly right. SNG von Aulock 5859; SNG FRANCE II 129; Paris 151B; Traité II-2, 539. TextImage
SNG France 137Soloi-Pompeiopolis, Cilicia. AR 22mm Stater. 425-360 BC. 10.55 g. Amazon in short tunic, cap and with quiver kneeling left, examining bow in both hands / ΣOΛEΩN NI, bunch of grapes on vine, Ankh monogram below. SNG BN Paris 137.TextImage
SNG France 157Soloi, Cilicia. Circa 430-390 BC. AR Hemiobol. Head of Amazon left, wearing winged Phrygian cap / Grape-bunch. TextImage
SNG France 160Soloi. Circa 385-333 BC. AR Stater. Head of Herakles right, lion skin tied around his neck / Head of satrap right, in Persian headdress. TextImage
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SNG France 176Soloi, Cilicia AR Stater. Circa 385-350 BC. Head of Athena right, wearing Attic helmet decorated with griffin / ΣO-ΛI, grape bunch with leaf to left. TextImage
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SNG France 186Soloi, Cilicia. Circa 410-375 BC. AR Obol 9mm, 0.55 g. Helmeted head of Athena right / Grape bunch with tendril to left. SNG France 186-7; SNG Levante 47. TextImage
SNG France 1201Soli, Cilicia, AE20, 2nd-1st Century BC. Helmeted bust of Athena right / ΣOΛEΩN, Dionysos standing facing wearing bull's horns, holding kantharos and thyrsos, Monogram in upper left field, owl in lower left field. SNG France 1201, SNG Levante 862.TextImage
SNG France 1209Soloi, Cilicia, AE18. 300-80 BC. Head of Demeter right, wearing stephane / ΣOΛEΩN, cornucopiae, NK monogram to left. SNG France II 1209; Waddington 4507.TextImage
SNG Lev Supp 238Cilicia, Soli-Pompeiopolis. After 66 BC. AE 24mm. Head of Pompeius right; star in field before neck / Athena standing left, holding Nike and resting on shield; spear at her side. TextImage
SNG Lev Supp 243Soli-Pompeiopolis, Cilicia. semi-autonomous, AE 17mm of . Dated year 229 = AD 162-163. War galley; date ΘKC below / Two grape bunches on vine. TextImage
SNGLev 51vSoloi, Cilicia AR Stater. 350-300 BC. Bust of Athena right, in crested Corinthian helmet / ΣOΛEΩN, large grape cluster on vine; rose and MOΣ left, owl right. SNG von Aulock 5871 var. TextImage
SNGLev 52Soloi, Cilicia. Balakros. 333-323 BC. AR Stater. Draped bust of Athena facing slightly left in triple-crested helmet / Baaltars seated left with lotus-tipped sceptre. TextImage
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SNGLev 860Soloi, Cilicia AE22. Head of Artemis right / ΣOΛEΩN, Athena advancing right brandishing thunderbolt and shield. TextImage
SNG Lev 864Soloi, Cilicia, AE21, 200-66 BC. 22mm, Helmeted head of Athena right / ΣOΛEΩN, Owl standing facing slightly right, E over Θ in left field. SNG France II 1207; Paris 1039; Waddington 4505; Ziegler Kilikien 582: SNG Levante 863-864.TextImage
SNG Lev 865vSoli, Cilicia. After 164 BC. AE 19mm. Diademed head of Demeter right / ΣOΛEΩN, double cornucopiae; ΠA and ΡE monograms in left field. (Milne 18 in NC 1940 for these monograms but for owl reverse type). SNG Levante 865 var (monograms). TextImage
SNG Lev 874Soli, Cilicia, AE26, 10.47g. Radiate head of Helios right (AE monogram behind head) / ΣOΛEΩN, Athena seated left, holding Nike, resting left arm on shield. ΣI and AΡE monograms in right field. Ziegler Kilikien 589; SNG Levante 874; SNG Pfalz 1125.TextImage
SNG Lev 884Pompeiopolis, Cilicia. 66-27 BC. AE 14mm. Two grape bunches on vine / Π-O-M-Π-H-I in the sections of a six-pointed star. BMC 47; SNG France II 1211; Paris 1046; SNG Levante 884-885. TextImage
SNG Lev 885Pompeiopolis, Cilicia. 66-27 BC. AE 15mm. Two grape bunches on stalk / (Π-O-M-Π-H-I in the sections), six-pointed star.BMC 47; SNG France II 1211; Paris 1046; SNG Levante 884-885. TextImage
Weber 7601Soli, Cilicia, AR hemiobol, 0.46g. 425-400 BC. Helmeted head of Athena or an Amazon left / ΣO downwards to left of bunch of grapes. Weber 7601. TextImage
Sear #5601Soloi, Cilicia, AR Stater. Amazon kneeling left examining an arrow held in both hands, bow and quiver left, facing head of satyr right / ΣOΛEΩN, bunch of grapes, tendril and fly at right.
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Sear #5613Soloi, Cilicia, AR Stater. 360-333 BC. Head of Athena right, in triple crested Corinthian helmet / Bunch of grapes on stalk with leaf and tendril. TextObv-Rev
Sear #5620Soloi, Cilicia AE24. 3rd-2nd Century BC. Radiate head of Helios right / SOLEWN, Athena seated left holding victory, monograms to right. TextImage
Sear #5621Soloi, Cilicia, AE21. c 200BC, head of Artemis right, wearing spephane, bow and quiver at neck, monogram behind / SOLEWN, Athena advancing right brandishing thunderbolt and holding shield, two monograms behind. TextImage
POMPEY (Imperator)
Schulten 354Pompeiopolis, Cilicia; AE18, time of Domitian 84-85 AD. 5,15gr. Head of Pompey right / ΠOMΠHIOΠOΛITΩN, Nike walking right, holding wreath and palm. AΡ ΡOY CAH in three two lines to right. Schulten 354; (cf SNG France 2 1217; RPC 2 1725; and Lindgren I 1602 for incomplete legend).TextImage
SNG Cop 246Pompey the Great AE 19mm of Cilicia, Soli-Pompeiopolis. ca 66 BC- imperial times. Bare head of Pompey the Great right, A behind / ΠOMΠHIOΠOΛITΩN, Nike standing right holding wreath and palm, monogram before. SNGLev 880, SNGFr 1214v.TextImage
SNG France 1215Soloi-Pompeiopolis, Cilicia, AE20, 66-48 BC. Bare head of Pompey the Great right, H behind head / ΠOMΠHIOΠOΛITΩN, Nike walking right, holding wreath and palm branch. AΘ and star in right field. SNG France 1215; Paris 1054.1.TextImage
SNG Lev 879Cilicia, Soli-Pompeiopolis. After 66 BC. AE 16mm (3.92 gm). Head of Pompey right; A behind neck / Artemis, in short chiton, quiver over shoulder, resting on spear. TextImage
SNG Lev 881Cilicia, Soli-Pompeiopolis. After 66 BC. AE 20mm (7.18 gm). Head of Pompey right; H in field behind head / Nike, holding wreath and palm-branch, date AΘK in field. TextImage
SNG Lev 883Soli-Pompeiopolis, Cilicia, AE26, semi-autonomous issue. AD 138-192. 7.97 g. ΓN ΠOMΠHIOC, head of Pompey Magnus right / ΠOMΠHIOΠOΛEITΩN, Dionysos standing left, naked but for drapery falling down his back and round his ankles, holding kantharos and thyrsos, panther at foot left. SNG von Aulock 5889; SNG Levante 883.TextImage
COMMODUS
MM 41, 573Commodus. 177-192, AE18 of Pompeiopolis (Soloi), Cilicia. AYT KAI AYΡ KOMOΔOC CEB, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / (from top right) ΠOMΠHIOΠOΛEITΩN ICAKTIOC, oak wreath with eight small prize crowns around it, each containing one palm branch. Münzen und Medaillen auction 41, (June 1970), lot 573.TextImage
CARACALLA
ANS 100-54323Caracalla AE32 of Soli-Pompeiopolis, Cilicia. 211-217 AD. M AYΡHEΛIOC ANTΩNEINOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / ΠOMΠHIOΠOΛEITΩN, ΓZ-C in fields, Dionysus standing right, holding ribboned thyrsus and cantharus. TextImage
SNG Levante Supp 245Caracalla AE33 of Soli-Pompeiopolis, Cilicia. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Athena standing left, holding Nike and resting on spear; shield on the ground at her right. TextImage
DIADUMENIAN
SNG France 1241Diadumenian, AE32 of Soli-Pompeiopolis, Cilicia. AD 217-218. M OΠ ΔIAΔOYMENIANOC ANTΩNEINOC, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right / ΠOMΠHIOΠOΛITΩN ΓΠC. Dionysos, loins draped, standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos, panther at feet left. SNG France II, 1241; Paris 1077; SNG Levante 889.TextImage
GORDIAN III
BMC 64Gordian III, AE of Soli-Pompeiopolis, Cilicia. AD 238. AYT K M ANT ΓOΡΔIANOC CEB Π-Π, radiate, cuirassed bust right / ΠOMΠHIOΠOΛEITΩN CT, value mark: barred A-digamma across fields, Apollo, naked but for chlamys and boots, quiver over his left shoulder, standing left, holding branch. SNG von Aulock 5895; BMC 64.TextImage
SNG Fr 1248Gordian III AE 37mm of Soloi-Pompeiopolis, Cilicia. 238-244 AD. AVT K M ANT ΓOΡΔIANOC CEB, Π-Π in left and right fields, , laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / ΠOMΠHIOΠOΛEITΩN, Tyche, turreted, seated left on rock, holding corn-ears, river god swimming left at feet. Date across fields. SNG von Aulock 5893 (with S T S A); SNG France II 1248; Paris 1080; SNG Lev 892 (with date S-TS)TextImage
SNG Fr 1249Gordian III, AE32 of Pompeiopolis, Cilicia. 238-244 AD. Dated CY 306 (AD 240-241). AYT K M ANT ΓOΡΔIANOC CEB, radiate and cuirassed bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder; Π-Π across fields / ΠOMΠHIOΠOΛEITΩN CTA-TS, Athena standing facing, head left, holding spear and shield. SNG France 1249; SNG Levante 893; Waddington 4527.TextImage
SNG Fr 1250 Gordian III AE 32mm of Soloi Pompeiopolis, Cilicia. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Draped bust of the poet Aratos right. Waddington 4525. TextImage
SNG Lev 892Gordian III AE32 of Soli-Pompeiopolis, Cilicia. Dated year 306 (240/1 AD). Radiate and cuirassed bust right / City goddess seated on rocks, holding grain ear; river-god swimming at her feet.TextImage
SNG Lev 894 Gordian III AE 32mm of Soli-Pompeiopolis, Cilicia. Dated CY 308 = 242/3 AD. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Dionysus standing facing, head left, holding kantharos and thyrsos; at feet, panther left; date in left field. SNGFr 1251. TextImage
SNG Lev 894Gordian III, AE32 of Soli-Pompeiopolis, Cilicia. AD 238-244. 19.09 g. AYT M ANT ΓOΡΔIANOC CEB, radiate, draped bust right, Π-Π across fields / ΠOMΠHIOΠOΛITΩN around, date HT in left field, Dionysus, loins draped, standing left, holding kantharos thyrsos; panther at foot left. SNG Levante 894 (this coin); SNG France 1251.TextImage
SNG Lev Supp 247Gordian III AE33 of Soli-Pompeiopolis, Cilicia. Dated year 306 (240/1 AD). Radiate and cuirassed bust right / Bearded male, in short chiton, right hand raised; lighted altar at left.TextImage
SNG vA 892Gordian III AE 32mm of Soloi-Pompeiopolis, Cilicia. Dated year 306 (240/241 AD). AYT K M ANT ΓOΡΔIANOC CEB, radiate and cuirassed bust right, aegis on cuirass, Π before / ΠOMΠHIOΠ-OΛEITΩN CT, Apollo, naked, standing left, chlamys over shoulder, holding branch and quiver; AT monogram to left, C to right. SNG von Aulock 5895. TextImage
PHILIP II
SNG Levante 896Philip II, as Caesar, AE 28mm of Soli-Pompeiopolis, Cilicia. Dated year 311 (245-246 AD). Bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Artemis, two horns on head, drawing arrow from quiver over shoulder; stag at right.TextImage
TREBONIANUS GALLUS
SNG Lev 897Trebonianus Gallus AE29 of Soli-Pompeiopolis, Cilicia. AD 251-253. 13.71 g. AYK C Γ OVIB C TΡEBΩ ΓAΛΛOC.., radiate, draped bust right, Π-Π across fields / ΠOMΠHIOΠOΛITΩN around, A-S, across fields, Dionysus, loins draped, standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos; panther at foot left. SNG Levante 897 (this coin); Weber 7610; SNG France -.TextImage

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