Ancient Coinage of Erythrai, Ionia


[SNG Cop 655]

Erythrai or Erythrai, on the coast of Ionia, opposite Chios

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CITY AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
ObolErythrae, Ionia, AR Obol. 5th C. BC. Laureate head of Herakles right / Club and bowcase. cf SNG Lewis 923 (diobol, magistrate Pythermos); Warren 1121 (diobol, magistrate Aitor..); Boston 1846 (ditto). TextImage
BMC 7Erythrai, Ionia EL Hekte. Late 6th-mid 5th century BC. Head of Herakles left, in lion's skin / Quadripartite incuse square. SNG von Aulock 1942. TextImage
BMC 13Erythrai, Ionia AR Didrachm. ca 480 BC. Rider (Erythros?) on horseback galloping right / quadripartite incuse square. SNG Copenhagen 554. TextImage
BMC 36Erythrai, Ionia. Circa 480-450 BC. AR Obol. Male figure restraining horse / Floral or stellate design within incuse square. TextImage
BMC 38Erythrae, Ionia, AE9. Head of bearded Herakles right, wearing lion's skin / EΡY above head and neck of bull right, club to left. BMC 38.TextImage
BMC 44Erythrae, Ionia, AR drachm, 15mm, 330-300 BC. 3.19 gr. Magistrate Apellas. Head of youthful Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress / EΡY AΠEΛΛAΣ, club and quiver; owl standing left sideways at top right. SNG Cop 582-583; Weber 592; BMC 44-45.TextImage
BMC 56Erythrae, Ionia. AR drachm, 3.53 gr. Magistrate Pelopides. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress. / EΡY ΠEΛOΠIΔHΣ above and between club and bow in bowcase; owl at upper right. BMC 56; SNG Cop. 580.TextImage
BMC 60Erythrae, Ionia, AR drachm, 12mm, 330-300 BC. 3.36 gr. Magistrate Fannothemis. Head of youthful Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress / EΡY ΦANNOΘEMIΣ, club and quiver; owl standing right sideways at top right, S-monogram below. SNG Munich 331; Kinns Ionia 20ff; BMC 60.TextImage
BMC 62Erythrae, Ionia, AR drachm, 15mm, 330-300 BC. 3.61 gr. Magistrate Charmes. Head of youthful Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress / EΡY XAΡMHΣ, club and quiver; owl standing left. SNG Fitzwilliam 4486; Leake 10; BMC 62.TextImage
BMC 77Erythrai, Ionia, Late Fourth century B.C. AE 13 (1.68 g, 13 mm). Magistrate Pythermos. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin / EΡY ΠYΘEΡM(OΣ), above and below bow and quiver with club. BMC 77.TextImage
BMC 97Erythrae, Ionia, AE14, 2.10 g. 330-300 BC. bowcase with straps / EΡY ΠYΘHΣ, club. BMC 97.TextImage
BMC 108Erythrae, Ionia, AE15, 300-200 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin / EΡY AYTONOMOΣ AYTONOMOY in three lines within wreath. SNG Leipzig 1195; de Luynes 2608; SNG Cop 639-640; BMC 108.TextImage
BMC 112Erythrae, Ionia, AE17, 2.591 gr. Obv: Head of Herakles right, clad in lion skin head-dress / EΠY ΔIONYΣOΣ IATΡOKΛEOYΣ in four lines within wreath. BMC 112.TextImage
BMC 116Erythrai, Ionia, AE 15, 2nd-1st century BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin / EΡY ΦIΛΩN HΡOΣΩN-TOΣ in four lines. SNG Cop 646; Weber 5952; BMC 116.TextImage
BMC 160Erythrai, Ionia. Circa 3rd century BC. AE 20mm. Head of Herakles right / AΠOΛΛΩN MHTΡΩNA EΡY, Bow in case, club, bust of Herakles 3/4 facing right. TextImage
BMC 185Erythrae, Ionia, AE Hemiobol, ca. 275-220 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / MHTΡAΣ ΔAMAΛOY EΡY in three lines beneath bowcase and club, head of Herakles in lion skin facing slightly left below. BMC 185.TextImage
BMC 222Erythrae, Ionia. ca 400 BC. AE12. Head of Herakles right in lion's skin headdress / Quiver, club & bow; A left. TextImage
BMC 229Erythrae, Ionia, AE18, semi-autonomous issue. ca. AD 240-276. ΘEON CYNKΛHTON, draped bust of the Senate right / EΡYΘΡAIΩN, Demeter standing left by altar, holding corn-ears, poppy and torch. BMC 229-230; SNG Cop 745; Weber 5974.TextImage
BMC 239Erythrai, Ionia, AE19. 3rd Cent. BC. EΡYΘΡAI, turreted and draped bust of Tyche of the city, right / EΡYΘΡAIΩN, Fire-beacon. BMC 239; SNG Cop 755; Lindgren I 492.TextImage
BMC 243Erythrae, Ionia, AE27, AD 240-260. 7.7 g. Magistrate Diogenianos. EΡYΘΡAIΩN, veiled and draped bust of Demeter left, holding poppy, cornucopiae behind shoulder / EΠ CT AIΛ ΠA ΔIOΓENIANOY TO B around and in fields, Herakles, naked, walking left, holding club and lionskin. BMC 243-244; De Luynes 2612; Mionnet III, 536; SNG von Aulock 1973; SNG Cop 752.TextImage
Imhoof KM 2Erythrae, Ionia, AR Hemiobol, 6 mm, 0.29 gr. Rosette or star with 24 petals or rays / Flower with eight petals within incuse square. Imhoof KM 2; Klein 387 (this coin).TextImage
Klein 387Erythrae, Ionia, AR Hemiobol, 480-450 BC. 0.31 gr; 6 mm. Rosette, star or sun / Nine-rayed star in incuse square. Klein 387 var (eight rays); Imhoof KM 2 var (ditto).TextImage
Mionnet III, 512Erythrae, Ionia, AE12, 2.01 gr. Magistrate Metras Damalos. Head of youthful Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress / EΡY MHTΡAΣ ΔAMAΛOY, club and quiver. Mionnet III, 512.TextImage
Rosen 575Erythrai, Ionia AR Diobol. ca 480-450 BC. Horseman right / quadripartite incuse square. TextImage
SNG Cop 614Erythrae, Ionia. AE13. Late 4th century BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress / EΡY, club and bow in case, ΠYΦ monogram to right. SNG Cop 614.TextImage
SNG Cop 641Erythrai, Ionia, AE15. 260-230 BC. Magistrate Gnotos, son of Hekatonymos. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress / EΠY-ΓNΩTOΣ-EKATΩN-YMOY in four lines. Kinns 213; SNG Copenhagen 641.TextImage
SNG Cop 650Erythrae, Ionia. AE12. 3rd century BC. Magistrate Polykritos. Head of young Herakles right, wearing lionskin / ΠOΛYKΡITOΣ ΠOΛYKΡITOY EΡY, legend in five lines. SNG Cop. 650; Mionnet 3, 513.TextImage
SNG Cop 655Erythrai, Ionia. Circa 3rd century BC. AE 15mm. Head of Dionysos right / ΠOΛYKΡITOΣ ΠOΛYKΡITOY EΡY, legend in five lines, small bunch of grapes in field. TextImage
SNG Cop 735ffErythrae, Ionia. AE11. 1.4g. Head of Athena right, wearing Corinthian helmet / Magistrate's name with patronymic, above ERY. SNG Cop. Ionia 735ff.; BMC 126-134.TextImage
SNG Cop 746Erythrae, Ionia. AE19. Pseudo-autonomous issue. Magistrate Ekatonymos. Time of Hadrian, AD 117-138. ΔHMOC EΡYΘΡAI, bearded head of Demos right / EΡYΘΡAI EΠ EKATΩNYM, Athena standing left, holding patera and spear, shield at side. SNG Cop 746; BMC 224.TextImage
SNG vA 1941Erythrae, Ionia EL Hekte. 6th century BC. Head of Herakles left in lionskin headdress / two incuse squares. SNG von Aulock Supp 7891. TextImage
SNGvA 1942Erythrai. Circa 6th Century BC. EL Hekte. Head of Herakles left in lionskin headdress / Quadripartite incuse punch. Boston MFA 1806. TextImage
SNG vA 1946Erythrai, Ionia. 500-400 BC, AE 11mm; 0.8g. Beardless head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin / EΡY, Forepart of bull right, club in left field. SNG Copenhagen 564; Weber 5920; BMC 38; SNG von Aulock 1946. TextImage
SNG vA 1948Erythrai, Ionia. Ca 4th Century BC. AE 14mm (1.78 g). Head of Herakles right in lionskin headdress / EΡY, club angled on bow, and bowcase. SNG von Aulock 1948-1949.TextImage
SNG vA 1967Erythrai, Ionia. Circa 3rd Century BC. AE 13mm. Head of Athena right / ΔIONYΣIOΣ ΠΡΩTOΓENOY (magistrate) in four lines. TextImage
SNG vA 1975Erythrae, Ionia, semi-autonomous issue. AD 244-249. Homonoia with Chios. 3.39 g. EΡYΘΡAIΩN, sphinx sitting left, one paw on an amphora / OMONOIA XIΩN EΡYΘΡAIΩN, Herakles, naked, walking right, wielding club and holding lionskin. SNG von Aulock 1975; SNG Cop 778; SNG Tuebingen 2878.TextImage
Weber 5940 varErythrae, Ionia, AE14, 2.6 gr. Magistrate Pythomna.. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress / EΡY ΠYΘOMNA.. above and between bow and club. Weber 5940 var (ΠYΘOMNHΣTOΣ and bow in bowcase); Hunter 7 var (ditto); BMC 78 var (ditto).TextImage
Sear #4434Erythrai, Ionia AE10. 350-330BC. Head of bearded Herakles right in lion's skin / Bull's head right, club behind. TextImage
Sear 4442Erythrae, Ionia, AE17. Magistrate Agasikles Antipatros. Wreathed head of young Dionysos right / EΡY-AΓAΣIKΛHΣ-ANTIΠA-TΡOY, Small bunch of grapes and legend in four lines. Sear Greek 4442; BMC 117; Hunter 10.TextImage
Sear 4443Erythrae, Ionia, AR stater. c.390 BC, Apollo Apatorios standing left, holding phiale and long laurel-branch / Herakles, naked, standing right, holding club, bow and lion skin, ankh before.TextImage
Sear 4446Erythrae, Ionia, AE19. 200-133 BC. Magistrate Amymon Apollonodas. Head of Herakles right wearing lionskin headdress / AMYMΩN AΠOΛΛΩNOΔA, Bow in bowcase, (?); EΡY and head of Herakles facing 3/4 left and club below.TextImage
AUGUSTUS
RPC 2505Augustus, AE15 of Erythrae, Ionia. ca 10 BC. Magistrate Metronax Zopyrou. 2.81 g. EΡY, laureate head right. lituus before / Star preceding MH-TΡΩNAX-ZΩΠY-ΡOY in four lines. RPC I 2505; SNG Cop 764-765; SNG v. Aulock 1974; BMC 246-247; Paris 1308-1312; Waddington 1679; McClean 8173; Lindgren I A492A; Weber 5979; SNG Righetti 876.TextImage
TITUS
RPC 1035Titus and Domitian, AE of Erythrai, Ionia. 6.76 g. TITOC ΔOMITIANOC KAICAΡEC, laureate heads of Titus and Domitian facing each other / EΡYΘΡAIΩN, Herakles, naked, standing right, holding club over head, and transverse spear or sceptre. RPC 1035; BMC 254.TextImage
TRAJAN
Mionnet Supp VI, 954Trajan, AE26 of Erythrae, Ionia, 9.33 gr. 98-117 AD. Magistrate Primus. AY NEΡOYAN TΡAIANON, laureate head right, circular countermark: male head right / EΠI AΡ ΠΡEIMOY EΡYΘΡAIΩN, Herakles standing half-right on tiptoe, club overhead in right hand, arrow or spear transversely before his head, in left hand. Mionnet Supp. VI, 954; Schlosser 13.TextImage
COMMODUS
BMC 261Commodus, AE19 of Erythrae, Ionia. AD 177-192. Magistrate L. Ai. Lysimachos. 5.06 g. AYT KAI Λ AY KOMOΔOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / EΠI Λ AI ΛYCIMAXOY EΡY, fire beacon. BMC 261-262.TextImage
SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
CNG 286, 221Septimius Severus, AE 40 of Erythrae, Ionia. AD 193-211. 35.57 g. Magistrate Fl. Abaskantos. AYT KAI Λ CEΠTI CEYHΡOC ΠEΡ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / (clockwise from upper left) EΠI CTΡ ΦΛ (ABACKANTOY) EΡYΘΡAIΩN, Demeter, holding two torches, standing left in biga of serpents. SNG Cop - (cf 771 for this magistrate); SNG von Aulock -; SNG Munich -; BMC -; Mionnet -. CNG 286, 221.TextImage
GETA
SNG Cop 773Geta, AE18 of Erythrae, Ionia. AD 209-212. 3.36 g. AYT KAI ΠO CE ΓETAC, laureate, draped bust right / EΡYΘΡAIΩN, cista mystica with serpent emerging. SNG Cop 773; Mionnet VI 959; Weber 2856.TextImage
OTACILIA SEVERA
BMC 70Otacilia Severa, AE22 of Erythrae, Ionia. AD 209-212. 5.00 g. M ΩTAKIΛ CEOYHΡA, draped bust right, wearing stephane / EΡYΘΡAIΩN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. BMC 270; SNG Cop 776.TextImage
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