Ancient Coinage of Nikopolis, Epirus


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CIVIC AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
Paris L1199Nikopolis, Epirus, AE26, semi-autonomous issue. Antonine times. IEΡA NIKOΠOΛIC, turreted, draped and winged bust of Tyche right / COBACTOY KTICMA, Dionysus, loins draped, standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos, panther at foot left. Paris L1199; Oikonomidou, Autonoma 17.TextImage
AUGUSTUS
RPC 1363Augustus, AE27 of Nikopolis, Epirus, 27 BC-AD 14. 9.09 g. ΣEBAΣTOY KTIΣTOY, bare head right within wreath / IEΡA NIKOΠOΛAIΣ, Thunderbolt and caduceus crossed in saltire form. RPC 1363; Oikonomidou 41-42; Mionnet Supp. III, 93.TextImage
RPC 1364Augustus, AE21 of Nikopolis, Epirus. 27 BC-AD 14. 4.48 g. AYΓOYCTOC KTICTHC, bare head right / NEIKOΠOΛEωC downwards to right and left of Nike standing left, holding wreath. RPC I 1364; BMC 7; Oikonomidou 15; SNG Cop 57.TextImage
RPC 1367Augustus, AE18 of Nikopolis Epirus. KTIΣMA ΣEBAΣTOY, bare head left / NIKOΠOΛIΣ IEΡA, dolphin entwined around trident. RPC 1367, Oikonomidou 2; SNG Cop 6061; Mionnet SIII, 100.TextImage
AGRIPPA
RPC 1367Agrippa, AE18 of Nikopolis, Epirus. AD 12. 2.71 g. ΣEBAΣTOY KTIΣMA, bare head of Agrippa left / NEIKOΠOΛIΣ IEΡA upwards to left and right of dolphin entwined around a trident. RPC 1367.15 (this coin); BMC 13-14; Oikonomidou 2; SNG Cop 60-61.TextImage
NERO
RPC 1377Nikopolis, Epirus, AE25, AD 66-67, (celebrating the visit of Nero). 9.64 g. NEΡΩNI ΠATΡΩ, Nero standing left in an aedicula / NEΡΩNI ΠATΡΩNI EΛΛAΔOΣ, Eleutheria standing front, looking right, holding pileus and patera. RPC 1377.TextImage
TRAJAN
RPC III 486Trajan, AE22 of Nikopolis, Epirus. AD 98-117. 6.11 g. AYTO TΡAIANOC CωTHEΡ ΠOΛEOC, Laureate head right / A within wreath of reed and ivy. RPC III 486.TextImage
ANTONINUS PIUS
BMC 24Antoninus Pius, AR hemidrachm of Nikopolis, Epirus. 13mm, 1.07 g. AD 138-161. AYT ANTωNINOC CEB EYCYΠΓ, laureate head right / AKTIA in wreath. BMC 24; Oikonomidou 12-14.TextImage
BMC 25Antoninus Pius, AE19 of Nicopolis, Epeirus. 138-161 AD. AYTO KAI ANTωNINOC, laureate head right / NIKOΠOΛEΩC around A within wreath. Oikonomidou 25, BMC 25. TextImage
FAUSTINA I
BMC 26Faustina I, AR of Nikopolis, Epirus. After AD 140. ΘEA ΦAYCTEINA, draped bust right / AKTIA within wreath. BMC 26; McClean 5143.TextImage
HADRIAN
RPC III 531Hadrian, AE19 of Nikopolis, Epirus, AD 117-138. 5.30 g. KAICAΡ AΔΡIANOC ΠANEΛΛHNOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / NEIKOΠOΛEωC IEΡAC, agonistic table seen in perspective, amphora in right field. RPC III 531 (this coin).TextImage
AELIUS
RPC 555Aelius, AE18 of Nicopolis, Epirus. AD 136-138. 4.2 g. Λ AIΛIOC KAICAΡ, bare head right / NIKOΠOΛEωC, boar's head prow left, anchor above. RPC III, 555; BMC 23; Paris 196; SNG Evelpidis 1805.TextImage
ANTINOUS
Mionnet II, 86Antinous, AE18 of Nikopolis, Epirus. (From top right, clockwise), ANTINOOC HΡOC, bare-head right / NEIKOΠOΛIC IEΡA, turreted, draped bust of Nike right. Paris 192; Mionnet II, 86; Blum 2.TextImage
Mionnet S3, 148Antinous, AE17 of Nikopolis, Epirus. (From top right, clockwise), ANTINOOC HΡOC, bare-headed, heroic bust right / NEIKOΠOΛEITΩN, city gate with three portals and two towers. Paris 195; Mionnet Supp. III, 148; Blum 4.TextImage
Paris 194Antinous, AE17 of Nikopolis, Epirus. (From top right, clockwise), ANTINOOC ΘEON, bare-headed, heroic bust right / NEIKOΠOΛIC, crescent and one star. Paris 194 (Epirus); Mionnet Supp. 3, 145 (Epirus); AMNG 1218-3 (Moesia); Varbanov 2109 (Moesia); Blum 6 (Epirus).TextImage
MARCUS AURELIUS
KO 12Nicopolis, Epirus. Marcus Aurelius (?). A.D. 161-180. Laureate head right / NIKOΠOΛIC, Nike advancing right, holding wreath in extended right hand, palm over shoulder in left. Karamesine-Oikonomidou 12.TextImage
CARACALLA
BMC 38Caracalla AE23 of Nicopolis, Epirus. Laureate draped bust right / tripod, around which serpent twines, raising its head above it. TextImage
K-O 60Caracalla AE25 of Nicopolis Epirus. 198-217 AD. M AV ANTΩNEIΩ, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / NEIKOΠOΛEΩC, Nike standing left, holding wreath and palm branch. Karamesine-Oikonomidou 60, (different dies).TextImage
McClean 5149Caracalla, AE23 of Nikopolis Epirus, AD 198-217. 7.07 g. AY K M AY ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right / NEIKOΠOΛEΩC, Actia seated left, holding agonistic urn and long torch. McClean 5149; Mionnet Supp. 3, 249 var (rev. with IEΡA).TextImage
Mionnet 236vCaracalla, AE of Nikopolis, Epirus. 21.97 g. A K M A ANTΩNEINOC [CEB], laureate, draped bust right / NEIKOΠOΛEΩC IEΡAC, Cult image of Artemis Ephesia facing between two stags, crowned by Tyche, standing at side, holding cornucopiae. Mionnet Suppl. III, 236 var.TextImage
Mionnet S3, 244Caracalla, AE16 of Nikopolis, Epirus. A K M A ANTΩNEINOC, bare-headed, draped bust right / NEIKOΠOΛEΩC IEΡAC, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. cf. Mionnet Supp. III, 244 (rev. legend configuration).TextImage
Righetti Coll 10477Caracalla AE21 of Nikopolis, Epirus. AD 198-217. 3.79 g. A K M AY ANTωNINOC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / NEIKOΠOΛEωC, Caracalla on horseback stepping right, raising right hand. Righetti Coll. 10477; Oikinomides, 5-11; SNG Cop 79; Mionnet Supp. III, 225.TextImage
JULIA MAMAEA
Yale 6.1855Julia Mamaea, AE22 of Nikopolis-Epirus, 222-235 AD. 6.8g. IOYΛIA MAMAEA CEB, diademed and draped bust right / NIKOΠOΛEΩC IEΡAC, Homonoia, turreted, standing facing, head right, holding sceptre and cornucopiae. Yale University, 6.1855. Mionnet supp 3. 295 var (this reverse for Severus Alexander).TextImage
GORDIAN III
L-O 29Gordian III, AE23 of Nikopolis, Epirus. 8gr. AYK M ANT ΓOΡΔIANOC AYΓ, laureate head right / IEΡAC NEIKOΠOΛIC, Homonoia seated left, holding patera and cornucopiae. Oikonomidau 29; Mionnet S3, 306.TextImage
SALONINA
BMC 46Salonina, AE24 of Nikopolis, Epirus. 9.39gr. KOΡ CAΛΩNEINA CEB, diademed and draped bust right / IEΡAC NEIKOΠOΛEΩC around A within wreath. BMC 46; Mionnet Supp. III, 385.TextImage
See also: Entry for Nicopolis, Epirus on the Digital Historia Numorum

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