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Ancient Coinage of Cyprus


Cyprus, an island in the eastern Mediterranean

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CIVIC AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
Cox 128Cyprus AE16, Ptolemy IX or Ptolemaeus (?), ca 81-58 BC. Nea Paphos mint?. Head of Zeus right. / Zeus standing, holding torch and staff, star above. BMC-; Svor.-.; SNG Cop.- ; Cox, Excavations at Curium, 128; Lichochka, Un type de Zeus sur les monnaies hellenistiques de Nea paphos, 5-6. Text
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Dressel 134CYPRUS. Uncertain mint. Ca. 500-480 BC. Silver stater (9.89 gm). Bull kneeling left, solar symbol above / Incuse square with irregular surface. TextImage
RPC 3916Cyprus AE17. Time of Augustus, ca 25 BC. Capricorn right, star above / scorpion, star to right. TextImage
RPC 3916, 2Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14, AE 18mm, Cyprus, 2.66g. Capricorn right, star above / Scorpion. RPC 3916.TextImage
SNGCop 367Uncertain Issue Of Cyprus Or Asia Minor. ca. 5th Century BC. Silver Hemidrachma, 10mm (1.74 gm). Ram's head left / Facing head of gorgoneion in incuse square. TextImage
ORC 6612Cyprus, (Kourion?) AR Hemiobol (0.34g). ca 525 BC. Male head left / Incuse. TextImage
ORC 6615Cyprus, Uncertain Mint (Tamasos?) AR Diobol. ca 550 BC. Bearded head left / Incuse. Unpublished?. TextImage
Sear #3588Salamis, Cyprus, AR 1/3rd stater. ca 525-520 BC. Ram reclining left. / Blank. BMC 5. TextObvRev
Sear #3589Salamis, Cyprus, AR sixth stater. 520-500 BC, Ram lying left. / Blank. BMC 7.TextObvRev
AUGUSTUS
RPC 3906Augustus AE16 Hemiobol of Paphos, Cyprus. DIVI F IMP CAESAR, head right / A PLAVTIVS PRO COS, temple of Aphrodite at Paphos, containing conical xoanon, semicircular courtyard. TextImage
RPC 3907Augustus, AE16 of the Koinon of Cyprus. Struck 21-20 BC. Magistrate A. Plautius. IMP CAES DIVI F, bare head right / A PLAVTIVS PROCOS, Zeus standing left, holding patera, resting on short sceptre, eagle perched on his wrist. RPC 3907; BMC 4; Tziambazis 6.TextImage
RPC 3908Augustus, & Caius Caesar, AE25, (7.99g) Cyprus, 1 AD, AVGVST TRIB POT PONT MAX, Laureate head of Augustus right / C CAESAR AVG F PONT COS, bare head of Caius Caesar right. TextImage
CLAUDIUS
RPC 3927Claudius, AE35 of Koinon of Cyprus. AD 41-54. 26.37 g. TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG PM TRP, laureate head left / KOINON KUPRI-WN (all N retrograde) in three lines within laurel wreath. Parks issue 11a; BMC 14; RPC I 3927.TextImage
TRAJAN
BMC 40Trajan AE Sestertius or Drachm of Cyprus. AVTOKR KAIC NER TRAIANW ARISTW CEB GERM DAK, laureate draped bust right / DHMARC EXUPATOS KOINON KUPRIWN, Zeus Salaminios standing, holding patera, eagle on wrist, and sceptre. BMC 40. TextImage
ANTONINUS PIUS
BMC 42Antoninus Pius & Marcus Aurelius, Caesar, AE 35mm of Cyprus. ca 141-161 AD. Laureate head of Antoninus Pius right / M AVPELIOC KAICAP VIOC CEBA[C], bare-headed & cuirassed bust of Aurelius right. SNG Cop 88cf.TextImage
BMC 42cfAntoninus Pius & Marcus Aurelius, Caesar, AE 32mm of Cyprus. ca 141-161 AD. Laureate head of Pius right / M AVPELIOC KAICAP VIOC CEBA[C], bare-headed & cuirassed bust of Aurelius right. SNG Cop 88cf.TextImage
BMC 44vAntoninus Pius & Marcus Aurelius Caesar, AE35 of Cyprus. AVT K T AIL ADP ANTWNINOC CЄB Є, laureate head right / M AVPHLIOC KAICAP VIOC CЄBAC, laureate, draped bust of Marcus Aurelius right.TextImage
SNGCop 85Antoninus & Marcus Aurelius, Cyprus AE28. AVT K T AIL ADP ANTWNINOC CЄB Є, laureate head right / M AVPHLIOC KAICAP VIOC CЄBAC, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Marcus Aurelius right.TextImage
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SGI 1523Antoninus Pius & Marcus Aurelius AE32 of Cyprus. AVT K T AIL ADR ANTWNINOC CEB E, laureate head of Pius right / M AVPHLIOC KAICAP VIOC CEBAC, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust of Aurelius right. SNG Cop 87.TextImage
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FAUSTINA I
Lindgren III 940Faustina I and Galerius Antoninus. AE27 of uncertain mint in Cyprus. 9.84 gr. QEA FAYCTEINA, draped bust right / GALERIOC ANTWNINOC AYTOKRATOROC ANTWNINOY YIOC, bare-headed, draped bust right. Overbeck, Galerius 14; Lindgren III 940; Cohen 2; Vagi 1517.TextImage
MARCUS AURELIUS
ORC 849Marcus Aurelius AE24 (as), possibly of Cyprus. AVT K M AVP ANTWNINOC CEB, Laureate head right / OMONOIA CEBACTWN, Aurelius and Verus standing facing, clasping hands, S C at sides.TextImage
SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
BMC 54 varSeptimus Severus, AE32 of the Koinon of Cyprus. AD 193-211. AVTOK KAI Λ CEΠ CEOVHΡOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / KOINON KYΠΡIΩIWN, temple of Aphrodite at Paphos, with central conical cult stone; garland between the two central upper columns; two side-wings, each surmounted by a dove and containing column with large capital; semicircular courtyard in front. Obv. legend var of BMC 54-55; Parks 23; Mionnet III, 33; SNG Cop 89.TextImage
SNG Cop 89Septimius Severus AE32 of Cyprus. Uncertain mint, AD 193-211. 20.98g. AVTOK KAIC L CEP CEYHROC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / KOINON KUPRIWN, Temple of Paphian Aphrodite within which cone, crescent and star on top of temple, roofed wing on each side within which candelabrum stands, dove on roof of each wing, paved semicircular court before temple. SNG Copenhagen 89; Mionnet III, 33.TextImage
CARACALLA
Bellinger 382Caracalla AR Tetradrachm of Cyprus. AVT KAI ANTWNINOC CE, laureate head right / DEMARC EX UPATOC TOD, eagle standing facing on grain ear, wings spread, head left with wreath in its beak. Prieur 1578.TextImage
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BMC 63Caracalla AE 31mm of Cyprus. Radiate, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / KOIN-ON KVPRIWN, temple of Aphrodite Paphios with three bays, each surmounted by dove; in central bay, conical stone surmounted by ornate top & flanked by stars; semi-circular forecourt. SNG Cop 92v.TextImage
BMC 60Caracalla AE33mm of Cyprus. Laureate bust right / elaborate Temple of Aphrodite of Paphos. TextImage
Lindgren 1664ACaracalla & Geta, AE30 of Cyprus Mint. Laureate, draped and cuirassed right / Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right.TextImage
Prieur 1578Caracalla AR Tetradrachm of Cyprus. Laureate head right / DHMRC EX VPATOC TO D, eagle standing facing on grain ear, head left, wreath in beak.TextImage
SNG Cop 92Caracalla AE30 of Cyprus. AD 198-217. M ANTWNINOC AVGOYCTOYC, laureate bust right / KOINON KUPRIWN, Temple of Paphian Aphrodite within which cone, crescent and star on top of temple, roofed wing on each side within which candelabrum stands, dove on roof of each wing, paved semicircular court before temple. SNG Copenhagen 92.TextImage

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See also: Perseus Project database, coins of Cyprus
Entry for Cyprus on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Cyprus in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum

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