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 Unpublished?.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, and 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 KYΠΡI-ΩN (all N retrograde) in three lines within laurel wreath. Parks issue 11a; BMC 14; RPC I 3927.TextImage
VESPASIAN
RPC 1801Vespasian AR Tetradrachm of Salamis, Cyprus. AYTOKΡATΩΡ OYECΠACIANOC KAICAΡ, Laureate head right, oval countermark of head of Julia Domna left / ETOYC NEOY IEΡOY H, Zeus Salaminos standing facing, holding patera, sceptre and eagle. RPC 1801; BMC 77; Parks 16b; Salamis hoard 8040-8051.TextImage
RPC 1804Vespasian AR Tetradrachm of Salamis, Cyprus. AYTOKΡATΩΡ OYECΠACIANOC KAICAΡ, laureate head left / ETOYC NEOY IEΡOY Θ, Zeus Salaminos standing facing, holding patera, sceptre and eagle. RPC 1804; BMC 26-28; Parks 16d; SNG Cop 77; McClean 9383. TextImage
RPC 1820Vespasian Brass AE26mm (dupondius), OVECΠACIANOC CEBACTOC, laureate head right / KOINΩN KYΠΡIΩN EOYC Hi, Zeus Salamis standing, holding patera, sceptre and eagle. RPC 1820; BMC 22-23; Parks 13b; Paris 803; SNG Cop 76; SNG Fitz. 5368.TextImage
TRAJAN
BMC 40Trajan AE Sestertius or Drachm of Cyprus. AVTOKΡ KAIC NEΡ TΡAIANΩ AΡIΣTΩ CEB ΓEΡM ΔAK, laureate draped bust right / ΔHMAΡC EX YΠATOΣ KOINON KYΠΡIΩN, Zeus Salaminios standing, holding patera, eagle on wrist, and sceptre. BMC 40; Parks 20b; Weber 7752-7753; SNG Cop 83. TextImage
ANTONINUS PIUS
BMC 42Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius, Caesar, AE 35mm of Cyprus. ca 141-161 AD. Laureate head of Antoninus Pius right / M AVΡEΛIOC KAICAΡ VIOC CEBA[C], bare-headed and cuirassed bust of Aurelius right. BMC 42; Parks 21; SNG Cop 87; SNG Fitz 5372. TextImage
BMC 42cfAntoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius, Caesar, AE 32mm of Cyprus. ca 141-161 AD. Laureate head of Pius right / M AVΡEΛIOC KAICAΡ VIOC CEBA[C], bare-headed and cuirassed bust of Aurelius right. SNG Cop 88cf.TextImage
BMC 44vAntoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius Caesar, AE35 of Cyprus. AVT K T AIΛ AΔΡ ANTΩNINOC CЄB Є, laureate head right / M AVΡHΛIOC KAICAΡ VIOC CЄBAC, laureate, draped bust of Marcus Aurelius right.TextImage
SNG Cop 85Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius, Cyprus AE28. AVT K T AIΛ AΔΡ ANTΩNINOC CЄB Є, laureate head right / M AVΡHΛIOC KAICAΡ VIOC CЄBAC, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Marcus Aurelius right.TextImage
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SGI 1523Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius AE32 of Cyprus. AVT K T AIΛ AΔΡ ANTΩNINOC CEB E, laureate head of Pius right / M AVΡHΛIOC KAICAΠ VIOC CEBAC, bare-headed, draped and 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. ΘEA ΦAYCTEINA, draped and veiled bust right / ΓAΛEΡIOC ANTΩNINOC AYTOKΡATOΡOC ANTΩNINOY YIOC, bare-headed, draped bust right. Parks 22; Overbeck, Galerius 14; Lindgren III 940; Cohen 2; Vagi 1517.TextImage
MARCUS AURELIUS
ORC 849Marcus Aurelius AE24 (as), possibly of Cyprus. AVT K M AVΡ ANTΩNINOC CEB, Laureate head right / OMONOIA CEBACTΩN, 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 Λ CEΠ CEYHΡOC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / KOINON KYΠΡIΩN, 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. Parks 23; BMC 54-55; SNG Cop 89; Mionnet III, 33.TextImage
CARACALLA
Bellinger 382Caracalla AR Tetradrachm of Cyprus. AVT KAI ANTΩNINOC CE, laureate head right / ΔHMAΡC EX YΠATOC TO Δ, 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 and cuirassed bust right / KOIN-ON KVΠΡIΩN, temple of Aphrodite Paphios with three bays, each surmounted by dove; in central bay, conical stone surmounted by ornate top and flanked by stars; semi-circular forecourt. Parks 25; SNG Cop 92v.TextImage
BMC 60Caracalla AE33mm of Cyprus. Laureate bust right / elaborate Temple of Aphrodite of Paphos. TextImage
Lindgren 1664ACaracalla and Geta, AE30 of Cyprus Mint. M ANTΩNEINOC AYΓOYCTOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed right / Π CEΠ ΓETAC KAICAΡ or AYTO KAIC Π CEΠTIMIOC ΓETAC, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right. Parks 28; Hill 15 in NC 1924M BMC G0894.TextImage
Prieur 1578Caracalla AR Tetradrachm of Cyprus. Laureate head right / ΔHMAΡC EX VΠATOC TO Δ, eagle standing facing on grain ear, head left, wreath in beak.TextImage
SNG Cop 92Caracalla AE30 of Cyprus. AD 198-217. M ANTΩNINOC AVΓOYCTOYC, laureate bust right / KOINON KYΠΡIΩN, 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 Cop 92; Parks 25; Weber 7758-7760; BMC 60-63; SNG Fitz. 5375; Lindgren 1663; Hunter 6-7; Prowe III, 1487.TextImage

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See also: 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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