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Ancient Coinage of Cyprus, Paphos

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CITY AND SEMI-AUTOMOUS COINAGE
BMC 16Cyprus, Paphos. Pny… (ca. 460 BC). AR obol. Bull walking left, winged solar disk above / Cypriote inscription, eagle standing left, olive spray to right. Traité II 1299. TextImage
Mionnet 48Nikokles Paphius, King of Cyprus. AR Drachm. Head of Venus left, wearing flat-topped crown, decorated with flowers / NIKOKLEOUS PAFION, Apollo naked, seated left on omphalos, holding arrow and resting on bow, ram at feet. Mionnet 3, 48.TextImage
SNGCop 27Paphos. Stasandros. Circa 450 BC. AR Obol. Bull standing left; winged solar disk above / Eagle standing left. TextImage
Sear #3593Paphos (?), Cyprus, AR Stater or Double Siglos. Late 6th to early 5th century BC. Bull walking left, Cypriot legend Pa. A. in field / Eagle's head left, palmette above, guilloche pattern below, all in dotted square within incuse square. TextObvRev
SG 5785Paphos, Cyprus, late 4th Century B.C. AE 17, 3.811g. Head of Aphrodite left / Cypriot letters (=be pi-u), dove standing right on sceptre, oval countermark in center. SGCV II 5785, BMC 6 var.TextImage
Sear #5785Paphos, Cyprus, AE15. Head left / Dove or pigeon right. BMC 48. TextImage
Sear #5786Timarchos, Paphos AE16. Before 309 BC. Diademed head of Aphrodite left / dove standing right on scepter, star & Cypriot letter above. 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 3916 Time of Augustus (?), AE17, (2.39g) Cyprus, Scorpion / Capricorn right, star above. RPC3916.TextImage
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RPC 4101Augustus AE Sestertius of Syria or Cyprus(?). 22 BC. IMP AVGVST TR POT, laureate head right / OB CIVES SERVATOS in laurel wreath. BMC 738.TextImage
TIBERIUS
RPC 3919Tiberius AE25 (As). Paphos or Salamis Mint, Cyprus, after 15 AD. Laureate head right / IVLIA AVGVSTA, Livia seated right. BMC 5-6. TextImage
NERO
RPC 4309Nero AE30 of Cyprus. IM NER CLAV CAESAR, laureate head right, serpent in front / Large S.C in laurel wreath of 8 leaves.TextObvRev
TRAJAN
BMC 38Trajan, AE of Paphos, Cyprus. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Temple of Paphian Aphrodite, cone flanked by two stars within; two columns on either side, semi-circular court in front. BMC 38; SNG Copenhagen 82.TextImage
JULIA DOMNA
BMC 57Julia Domna, AE 31 of Paphos, Cyprus, Before 217 AD. IOUL DOMNA CEB, draped bust right / KOINON KUPIWN, Temple of Aphrodite at Paphos with paved semicircular court before; cone in central portion of temple and candelabra in side sections, each with dove on roof; star in crescent above central roof. BMC 57; SNG Copenhagen 90 var. (younger portrait).TextImage
See also: Perseus Project database, coins of Paphos
PDF: H. de Luynes: Inscriptions Cypriotes, 1852, (in French) on google.books, free download worldwide
Entry for Cyprus, Paphos on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Paphus in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum
Search for Paphos at AncientImports.com
Search for Paphos at Incitatus Coins

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