Ancient Coinage of Galatia, Ankyra


[SNGvA 3424]

Ancyra or Ankyra, in Galatia; modern Ankara, the capital of Turkey

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CIVIC AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
SNGvA_3424Galatia, Ankyra AE 23mm. IEΡA CYNKΛHTOC, Bare headed & draped bust of the Senate right / AN-KYΡA-NΩN, legend in three lines within laurel wreath. TextImage
NERO
RPC 3108Nero AE20 of Phrygia, Ankyra. Magistrate Claudius Artemidoros, ca 55-60 AD. NEΡΩNA KΛAYΔION KAICAΠA ANKYΡANΩN, bare head right / EΠI KΛAYΔIOY AΡTEMIΔΩΠOY IEΡEΩC, Zeus standing left holding anchor & sceptre. SNG Cop 135, SNGvA 8327. TextImage
RPC 3111Nero and Poppaea, AE25 of Ankyra, Galatia. AD 62-63. 10.39 g. Magistrates Volasenna and Ti. Bassilaos. NEΡΩN KAIΣAΡ ΣEBAΣTOΣ ΠOΠΠAIA ΣEBAΣTH, laureate head of Nero right, facing draped bust of Poppaea left / OYOΛAΣENNA ANΘYΠATΩ IOYΛIEΩN ANKYΡANΩN AITHΣAMENOY TI BAΣΣIΛAOY EΦ, Zeus or Poseidon standing left, holding anchor and sceptre. RPC I 3111.3 (this coin); Paris 329.TextImage
DOMITIAN
RPC 1622cfDomitian AE19 of Ankyra, Galatia. K AV ΔOMITIANOΣ KAIΣAΡ Σ, radiate head right / ΣEBAΣTHNΩN TEKTOΣAΓΩN, bundle of three corn stalks tied in the middle. Unlisted, apparently a half-denomination of RPC 1622.TextImage
NERVA
BMC 3vNerva AE32 of Ancyra, Galatia. AVTOKΡATΩΡ NEΡOVAΣ KAIΣAΡ ΣEBAΣTOΣ, laureate head right / EPI T ΠOMΠΩBAΣOY ΠΡEΣBEY ANTIZTΡ ANKYΡAΣ, hexastyle temple with peaked roof. SNGvA 6135cf.TextImage
ANTINOUS
SNG Cop 108Galatia, Ancyra. Antinos, favorite of Hadrian, AE 34mm. Julius Saturninus, magistrate. Bare head right / [IOVΛIOC CATOΡ]NINOC ANK[VΡANOIC], the god Mn standing left in cloak & Phrygian cap, crescent on shoulder, holding anchor & sceptre.TextImage
ANTONINUS PIUS
BMC 6Antoninus Pius, AE of Ankyra, Galatia. 12.21 g. AYT KAI AΔΡI ANTΩNEINΩ CEB ΠIΩ, bare head right / [H MHTΡOΠOΛIC] THC ΓAΛATIAC ANKYΡA, Amazon walking or standing right, with anchor, bipennis (double axe) and shield. BMC 6.TextImage
FAUSTINA II
SNG Cop 142Faustina II AE18 of Ancyra, Phrygia. ΦAVCTEINA CEBACTH, draped bust right / ANKYΡANΩN, cult image of Artemis Ephesia standing facing, between two stags. TextImage
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LUCIUS VERUS
Arslan 16vLucius Verus AE 26mm of Galatia, Ankyra. Radiate head right / Diademed head of Sarapis wearing modius. TextImage
Arslan B33Lucius Verus, AE18 of Ankyra, Galatia. AD 161-169. AYTO Λ OVHΡOC, laureate head right / ANKYΡANΩN, crescent and one star. Arslan "Galatya.." B33 corr. (obv legend) = Berlin 1883-422.TextImage
SNG Fr. 2460Lucius Verus, AE26 of Ancyra, Galatia. 161-169 AD. AVT AVΡ OVHΠOC CE, Laureate head right / ANKYΡAC MHTΡO, Octastyle temple; shield in pediment. SNG France 2460; SNG von Aulock 6142.TextImage
COMMODUS
BMC 9Commodus, AE31 of Ankyra, Galatia. 180-191 AD. AYT K M AYΡH COMMOΔOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / MHTΡOΠOΛ ANKYΡAC, Herakles Farnese standing right, right hand behind back, resting on club set on rock. SNG Righetti 1742; BMC 9.TextImage
SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
Leypold 2736cfSeptimius Severus AE31 of Ancyra, Galatia. CEΠTIM CEOVHΡOC AVΓ, laureate head right / ANKYΡAC, Caracalla & Geta on horseback right; above Nike; below serpent around omphalos. TextImage
Righetti Coll 495Septimius Severus, AE31 of Ankyra, Galatia. AD 193-211. 17.63 g. CEOYHΡOC AYΓOYCTOC, laureate, cuirassed bust right, seen from the back / MHTΡOΠOΛEΩC ANKYΡAC, Dionysos seated left, holding bunch of grapes and thyrsos. Righetti Coll. Sale III, 495 (rev. legend var of Paris 2472 and Waddington 6619, both with MHTΡOΠ only).TextImage
JULIA DOMNA
Righetti III 496Julia Domna AE25 of Ancyra, Galatia, AE25, 8.27g. IOVLIA AVGOVCTA, draped bust right / MHTROPOLEWC ANKYRAC, Aphrodite standing facing, head right, naked to waist, holding up hair with right hand, and raising hem of her robe with left hand, dolphin swimming downwards at her feet, small seat behind her. Righetti Sale part III, 496 otherwise unpublished.TextImage
CARACALLA
BMC 32Caracalla. 16.74g; 29mm. Ancyra, Galatia. ANTWNEINOC AVGOUCTOC, laureate head right / AN-KY-PAC, Octostyle temple (of Rome and Augustus) on four steps, wreath in pediment, anchor in exergue. BMC Galatia, 32; Righetti 1744 var (rev. legend); SNG France 3, 2488 var (rev. legend).TextImage
Cornell 119Caracalla AE 30mm of Ankyra, Galatia. ANTWNINOC AV-GOVCTOC, laureate head right / MHTPOPO-LE-WC ANKVPAC, Aphrodite, nude, swimming right, head turned left.TextImage
Hessen-Kassel 694Caracalla, AE28 of Ankyra, Galatia. ANTWNEINOC AYGOYCTOC, laureate head right / MHTROP OLEWC ANKURAC, Herakles Farnese standing right, lionshin over left arm, right hand behind back, resting left hand on club set on rock. Unpublished. Museumlandschaft Hessen-Kassel, Inv. no. Mu 694.TextImage
Imhoof 6Caracalla. 198-217 AD. AE 28, 12.12g. Galatia, Ancyra. ANTWNINOC PIOC AVG, laureate, cuirassed bust left / MHTROPOLEWC (MHT ligate) ANKURAC, Triform Hekate standing, wearing kalathos on each of her three heads, holding a patera, two torches, and three other uncertain objects in her six hands. Imhoof-Blumer, "Zur griech. u. rm. Munzkunde", p. 228, 6.TextImage
SNG Fitz 5391Caracalla, AE of Ankyra, 2.62 g. ANTWNINWC AVGOV, laureate head right / MHTROP ANKYRAC dot, prize crown with one palm branch. SNG Fitz. 5391; SLG Tochon 745; BMC 27 var.TextImage
GETA
Bernhart 203Geta, AE30 of Ankyra, Galatia. AY KAI CEΠ ΓETAC AY, laureate head right / MHTΡOΠ ANKYΡAC, Dionysos, naked, standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos, panther at foot left. Bernhart 203; Kurth Dionysos 426; Cahn auction 60, 1729.TextImage
SNG France III 2526Geta, AE28 of Ankyra, Galatia. AD 209-211. 16.01 g. AY KAI CEΠ ΓETAC AY, laureate head right / MHTΡOΠOΛEΩC ANKYΡAC, she-wolf standing right, suckling the infant Dionysos, small figure standing before the wolf, tree in background. SNG France III 2526; Paris 159; Waddington 6637.TextImage
ELAGABALUS
Elagabalus AE 30mm. of Ancyra, Galatia. ANTWNEINOC AUG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / MHTROPOLEOC ANKURAC, Apollo standing right, supporting lyre on column.TextImage
See also: Entry for ankyra on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Ancyra in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum

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