Ancient Coinage of Galatia, Pessinos


Pessinos or Pessinos, the capital of the Tolistobogii tribe and later the capital of the Roman province of Galatia. Modern day Ballihisar.

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CITY AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
SNG Fr 2563Pessinus, Galatia. 1st century BC. AE 24mm. Jugate draped busts right of Attis, in Phrygian cap, and Kybele Agditis, in turreted crown; crescent to lower right / Lion seated left, right paw placed on tympanon; caps of the Dioskouroi flanking, uncertain object to right. TextImage
TIBERIUS
RPC 3552 varTiberius, AE28 of the Koinon of Galatia. Probably struck in Pessinus. AD 21-23. TIBEΡIOΣ KAIΣAΡ, bare head left / EΠI ΠΡEIΣKOY MHTHΡ ΘEΩN, Kybele sitting left on stool, holding patera, lion sitting left behind her. Var of RPC I 3552 (no lion and date GM); Wellersheim 6213 (ditto); and Grant ("The Official Coinage Of Tiberius In Galatia"), 2.TextImage
RPC 3553Tiberius, AE of Pessinus, Galatia. Dated local year 43 (AD 18). TIBEΡIOΣ KAIΣAΡ, bare head left / EΠI ΠΡEIΣKOY MHTHΡ ΘEΩN ΓM around and in field, draped bust of Kybele right. RPC 3553; Devreker p. 190, 1; SNG France III, 2392; Paris 44B.TextImage
CLAUDIUS
RPC 3556Claudius, AE22 of Pessinus, Galatia. AD 49-54. KΛAYΔIOC KAICAΡ CEBACTOC, laureate head right / MHTΡOC ΠECCINOYNTION EΠI AΦΡINOY, Kybele seated left, holding patera and sceptre. RPC 3556; SNG vA 6209; Imhoof MG 172; Paris 208; SNG France III, 2575; Rhousopoulos 4410.TextImage
RPC 3558Claudius AE23 of Galatia, Ancyra or Pessinos. Annius Afrinus, legate ca 49-54 AD. (...) KAICAP, bare head right / EΠI AΦΡINOY, hexastyle temple. SNGvA 6208v.TextImage
NERO
RPC 3562Nero and Poppaea AE26 of Galatia. NEΡΩNOΣ ΣEBAΣTOY, laureate head right / ΠOΠΠAIAΣΣEBAΣTHΣ, draped bust of Poppaea right. SNGvA 6117.TextImage
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TITUS
RPC 1617Titus, AE of Galatia (Pessinus?). Magistrate M. Nera. Pansa. AYTOKΡA TITOΣ KAIΣAΡ ΣEBAΣTOΣ, laureate head right / EΠI M NEΡA ΠANΣA ΠΡEΣBEY KO ΓA, bull standing right. RPC II 1617.TextImage
ANTONINUS PIUS
BMC 8Antoninus Pius, AE32 of Pessinus, Galatia. AD 138-161. AYTO KAI AΔΡI ANTΩNEINΩ EY CE, laureate head right / ΓAΛ TOΛIC ΠECCINOYNTIΩN, Herakles standing front, lionskin over shoulder, resting on club set on a bucranium, quiver at his side left. BMC 8; Devreker 19.TextImage
MARCUS AURELIUS
Mionnet Supp VII, 74Marcus Aurelius AE30 of Pessinus, Galatia. AD 161180. 17,25 gr. A K M A ANTΩNEINOC, bare head right / ΠECCINOYNTIΩN, Kybele seated left, kalathos on head, holding patera and resting left arm on drum. Mionnet Supp. VII, 74; Paris 224; Devreker 40.TextImage
Nassif 98323Marcus Aurelius. AE26mm of Pessinus, Galatia. 9.8g. AYT K M AYΡHΛIOC ANTΩNEINOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / CEB TOMETO ΠECCINOYN, Tyche, kalathos on head, seated left, holding patera and cornucopiae, river-god Sangarios swimming left at foot. SNG France 3 2593 etc. var (legends and river-god at foot); not in BMC, Mionnet, Arslan, von Aulock, Isegrim etc. Apparently unpublished. Nassif, on Forum Ancient Coins, topic 98323.TextImage
Waddington 6662Marcus Aurelius AE30 of Pessinus, Galatia. AD 161180. 17,36 gr. A K M A ANTΩNEINOC, bare head left / ΠECCINOYNTIΩN, Homonoia seated left, kalathos on head, holding patera and cornucopiae. Waddington 6662 (this coin); Paris 227; Devreker 45.TextImage
LUCIUS VERUS
SNG Fr 2606Lucius Verus, AE30 of Pessinus, Galatia. AD 161-169. A K ΛOY CEBACTOC, bare head left / ΠECCINOYNTIΩN around and beneath Kybele, holding patera, resting left arm on tympanum, sitting left in a biga of lions. SNG France III 2606; Paris 235; Waddington 6664.TextImage
JULIA DOMNA
CNG 272, 246Julia Domna, AE34 of Pessinus, Galatia. AD 193-217. 19.15 g. IOYΛIA AYΓOYCTA, diademed and draped bust right, holding flower / ΠECCINOY-NTIΩN around and beneath Dionysos, holding kantharos and thyrsos, seated left in a quadriga of elephants. Unpublished. CNG 272, 246.TextImage
CARACALLA
Arslan 37Caracalla, AE31 of Pessinus, Galatia. ANTΩNINOC AYΓOYCTOC, laureate head left / ΠECCINO-YNTIΩN, Men, wearing Phrygian cap, standing left, crescent behind shoulders, holding patera and sceptre. Arslan 37; Devreker 142.TextImage
BMC 28varCaracalla AE 31mm of Pessinus, Galatia. ANTΩNINOC AYΓOYCTOC, Laureate and cuirassed bust right / ΠECCINO-YNTIΩN, Asklepios standing front, looking left, leaning on serpent-entwined staff. BMC 28 var (Geta); Devreker -; Arslan -.TextImage
SNG France 2619Caracalla, AE31 of Pessinus, Galatia. AD 198-217. 17.31 g. ANTΩNINOC AYΓOYCTOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left / ΠECCINOY-NTIΩN, Demeter, holding torch in each hand, driving biga of serpents right. SNG France III, 2619; Paris 252.TextImage
SNG Fr 2620Caracalla, AE30 of Pessinus, Galatia. ANTΩNINOC AYΓOYCTOC, laureate head left / ΠECCINOYNTIΩN, Demeter standing left, crescent on shoulder, holding torch and corn-ears. SNG France 3 2620; Waddington 6678.TextImage
SNGvA 6228 varCaracalla, AE29 of Pessinus, Galatia. ANTΩNINOC AYΓOYCTOC, laureate head left / ΠECCINOYNTIΩN, Nemesis standing left, holding cubit rule and bridle. SNG von Aulock 6228 var (attributes); Devreker -; Arslan -. Apparently unpublished.TextImage
Reference"Devreker" references refer to the coins list in Les Fouilles de la Reijksuniversiteit te Gent a Pessinonte 1967-1983
Reference"Arslan" references refer to Melih Arslan's work Pessinus ve Tavium Sikkeleri (in Turkish)

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