Ancient Coinage of Kolophon, Ionia


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List of all the Kolophon horseman types to aid identification.
CITY AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
BMC 15Kolophon, Ionia, AE10. Archaic head of Apollo left, hair bound with taenia / KOL.., Lyre. BMC 15; cf Sear Greek 4351.TextImage
Klein 401Kolophon (or Thraco-Macedonian?) AR Fraction, (0.42g). c 450 BC. Laureate head of Apollo right / Quadripartite incuse square, dot at center. TextImage
McClean 8046Ionia, Colophon AR Drachm. 440-400 BC. Head of Apollo right / Lyre in incuse square. TextImage
Milne 5Kolophon, Ionia, AR hemiobol, (0.41g) 520-490 BC, Facing laureate & veiled head of Apollo, leaf at side. / HM monogram, within incuse square. SNG VA 7898; Milne 5; Klein 397. TextImage
Milne 7Kolophon, Ionia AR Tetartemorion (0.21g). 490-400 BC. Facing head of Apollo / TE monogram. SNG von Aulock 1999. TextImage
Milne 8Kolophon, Ionia. Circa 525-490 BC. AR Tetartemorion. Facing head of Apollo / TE monogram within incuse. TextImage
Milne 10aKolophon, Ionia. Circa 525-490 BC. AR Tetartemorion. Facing head of Apollo / TE monogram retrograde within incuse square. Milne 10a.TextImage
Milne 12AKolophon (?), Ionia, AR Tartemorion, 350 BC, Facing head of Apollo. / Quadripartite incuse square with dot in centre. TextImage
Milne 13aKolophon, Ionia. Circa 490-400 BC. AR Drachm (5.50 gm). Period II, Group A. Laureate head of Apollo Klarios right / lyre within incuse square. TextImage
Milne 14Kolophon, Ionia. Ca 450-410 BC. AR Drachm. 5.23 g. [N]OINWFLOK (retrograde), laureate head of Apollo right, wearing simple laurel wreath / Kithara (lyre) within incuse square. Milne 14 corr.; BMC 2 (same dies); Pozzi 2408 (same obv. die).TextImage
Milne 25Kolophon, Ionia, AR drachm, 480-450 BC. 5.46g, 16mm. Laureate head of Apollo right / KOL-OFW-NI-WN retrograde to left around lyre within incuse square. Milne 25.TextImage
Milne 33Kolophon, Ionia, AR quarter obol. 490-400 BC. Laureate head of Apollo right / TE monogram, cicada to left, all within incuse square. Milne 33; Imhoof 14; Sear 4343 var (obv type) and 4345 var (cicada).TextImage
Milne 34Kolophon, Ionia. 525-490 BC. AR Tetartemorion (0.31 gm). Head of Apollo right / Incuse square with T-e monogram and grain ear or barley corn. Milne NNM 96, 34. TextImage
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Milne 35aKolophon, Ionia, AR tetartemorion, 0.27g, 7.71mm. 490-400 BC. Head of Apollo right / TE monogram, astragalos to left, all within incuse square. Milne Kolophon 35A; SNG Tuebingen 2898; Weber 5809.TextImage
Milne 40cKolophon, Ionis, AR Drachm. 450-400 BC. AR 5.39 g. Laureate head of Apollo right, the hair finely waved / KOLO-FW-NION, Lyre or kithara with seven strings all within incuse square. SNG von Aulock 2004 (this coin). Milne 40c (same dies).TextImage
Milne 46Kolophon, Ionia, AR Drachm, 21mm, ca. 450-440 BC. 5.17 g. Head of Apollo right, wearing taenia / KOLO/F-W-N/IWN Lyre with seven strings, all within slightly incuse square. Milne 46; SNG Lockett 2798.TextImage
Milne 51bIonia, Colophon AR Drachm. ca 389–350 BC. Laureate head of Apollo left, hair rolled / KOLOFWN, cithara, magistrate EPMWNAX to right. Traité II 1917. TextImage
Milne 65Kolophon. Circa 389-350 BC. AR Drachm. Laureate head of Apollo left / Lyre; magistrate ARISTEIDHS. TextImage
Milne 73Kolophon, Ionia. Circa 389-350 BC. AR Drachm (2.86 gm). Laureate head of Apollo right / KOLOF, lyre within incuse square; magistrate PLATWN. TextImage
Milne 78bAE Chalkous of Kolophon, Ionia, circa 385-285 BC. 1.74 g, 11.31 mm. Head of Apollo right, wearing taenia / Rev. K-O-L/O/F-W, Lyre or Kithara within linear square, Astragalos to left and right. Milne 78B. SNG Tübingen 2899. Text
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Milne 83Kolophon, Ionia, AE chalkous, Period III, ca 389-350 BC. Head of Apollo right, bound taenia, hair in waved locks / KOLO-F-WNIWN, lyre. X below. Milne 83; BMC 16.TextImage
Milne 85Ionia, Colophon AR Drachm. Magistrate Aminias, Period IV, ca 350-330 BC. Laureate head of Apollo left / AMINIANAS KOLOFWNIWN, cithara, a lyre with five strings. TextImage
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Milne 91Kolophon, Ionia, AR hemidrachm. 330-310 BC. 1.42g; 11mm. Magistrate Furson. Laureate head of Apollo left / KOLOF downwards to left, FURSWN downwards to right, tripod. Milne 91; BMC 10.TextImage
Milne 94Kolophon, Ionia, AR Hemidrachm. 1.15 gr. 330-285 BC. Magistrate Leudamas. Laureate head of Apollo left, hair bound in broad taenia / LEWDAMAS KOLOFW upwards to left and right of lyre. Milne 94.TextImage
Milne 96 Kolophon, Ionia. Circa 389-350 BC. AE Chalkous. head of Apollo right, hair bound in taenia / Lyre / Kithara. Milne 96. TextImage
Milne 104vKolophon, Ionia, AE Dichalkon, 1.71 gr. ca 300 BC. Magistrate Dionysetaros. Laureate head of Apollo right, hair in loose locks / DIONUSETARO to left, KOL below, forepart of horse right. BMC 23 var; SNG München 548 var; Milne 104 var (all: magistrate's name). Poss. unpublished with this magistrate's name.TextImage
Milne 129Kolophon, Ionia, AE19 Hemiobol. 3.25 gr. 330-285 BC. Magistrate Aristophanes. Laureate head of Apollo right, hair in loose locks / KOL above, ARISTOFANHS below, horseman riding right with couched lance. Milne 129; Vienna 36616.TextImage
Milne 130Kolophon, AE16, Hemiobol, Head of Apollo right, hair bound in a taenia / horseman riding right, spear couched, magistrate's name GLAUKOS below. BMC 28. TextImage
Milne 131Kolophon, Ionia. ca 330-285 BC. AE 18mm. Laureate head of Apollo right / KOL, horseman, holding spear pointed forwards & with chlamys flying behind, on horseback prancing right; lyre in upper left field, magitstrate DHIKLOS. SNG Cop 162, BMC 29. TextImage
Milne 132Kolophon, Ionia. AE Hemiobol. Magistrate Dionysifanes. Laureate head of Apollo right / KOL above, DIONUSFANHS beneath horseman right, chlamys flying out behind, holding couched lance. Lyre at upper left. Milne 132; Imhoof MG 35; cf Sear 4354.TextImage
Milne 145Kolophon, Ionia. ca 330-285 BC. AE15mm. Laureate, three-quarter facing head of Apollo, head turned slightly left / KO, lyre, palm right, magistrate ERASINIDHS. TextImage
Milne 145Kolophon, Ionia, AE16 mm, 1.94 gr. ca 330-285 BC. Magistrate Erasinides. Laureate, three-quarter facing head of Apollo, head turned slightly left / ERASINIDHS to left, KO below, lyre, palm upright in right field. Milne 145; Imhoof (in RSN 1913), 107.TextImage
Milne 176EKolophon, Ionia. AE18, 5.1 gr. 190-30 BC. Apollo head facing slightly left / KOLOFON IKESIOS, tripod, lyre countermark. SNG Cop 183 (same countermark); Milne 176E.TextImage
Milne 174BKolophon, Ionia. AE 18mm, 3.84 gr. 190-30 BC. Apollonides magistrate. Apollo head facing slightly left / KOLOFWNEWN APOLLWNIDES, tripod, lyre countermark. SNG Cop 182 (countermark: SNG Cop 183); Milne 174B.TextImage
Milne 178Kolophon, Ionia. 190-30 BC. AE 18mm obol. APOLLAS, Homer with scroll sitting left, head supported on his left hand / KOLOFWNIWN, Apollo Kitharoides walking right. Milne 178; BMC 42; SNGvA 2017. TextImage
Milne 179Kolophon, Ionia. 190-30 BC. AE 17mm obol. PUQEOS, Homer with scroll sitting left, head supported on his left hand / KOLOFWNIWN, Apollo Kitharoides walking right. Milne 179; BMC 43; McClean 8054; Weber 5828.Text
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Milne IIIBKolophon, Ionia. Circa 389-350 BC. AR Diobol. Laureate head of Apollo left / KOLOPW on left, magistrate IUPPOKRA or ITOPOKRA on right, kithara. TextImage
Mueller 1734Kolophon, Ionia, 350-280 BC, AE-19 mm, 4.57 gr. Magistrate Prutanis. Laureate head of Apollo right / PRUTANIS beneath helmeted horseman riding right, holding couched spear. Mueller Collection 1734. Unpublished magistrate.TextImage
MM 21, 626Kolophon, Ionia, AE, 4th-3rd century BC. Magistrate Alkidemos. 5.88 g. Youthful head of Apollo right, hair bound in taenia, upright jewel or horn above forehead / AL-KI-DH-MOS around linear square within which is a lyre, KO above lyre. M&M 21, lot 626. Magistrate unlisted in Milne; BMC; Mionnet; SNG Cop; SNG ANS etc.TextImage
SNGCop 133cfKolophon, Ionia. Circa 6th Century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.43 gm). Archaic diademed head of Apollo facing / HM monogram in incuse square. TextImage
SNGCop 140Kolophon, Ionia. 490-400 BC. Silver Quarter-Obol, 7mm (0.29 gm). Laureate head of Apollo right / Quadripartite incuse square. TextImage
SNGCop 157Kolophon, Ionia. Circa 330-285 BC. AE 13mm. Head of Apollo left / Forepart of horse right; Magistrate Sokrates. TextImage
SNGCop 174Kolophon, Ionia AE13. 285-190BC, Laureate head of Apollo right / Horseman advancing right. TextImage
SNG Kayhan 343Kolophon, Ionia, tetartemorion. AR 4.8mm, 0.150g, 4.8mm, late 6th century BC. Head of Apollo left / Quadripartite incuse square. SNG Kayhan 343 ff.TextImage
SNG Kayhan 359Kolophon, Ionia, Kolophon, Ionia, AR hemiobol. 0.315g, 6.86mm, c. 450 - 410 BC. Laureate head of Apollo right / TE monogram, cicada to left, all within incuse square. SNG von Aulock 2002, SNG Kayhan 359.TextImage
SNGvA_1811Kolophon, Ionia. Circa late 6th Century BC. AR Tetartemorion (6mm, 0.41 gm). Head of Apollo right / Irregular incuse punch. TextImage
SNGvA_2008Kolophon, Ionia. Circa 389-350 BC. AE 11mm. Head of Apollo right, hair bound with taenia / Lyre. TextImage
SNGvA 2012Kolophon, Ionia, AR Tetartemorion (1/4 obol). 5th century BC. Laureate head of Apollo right / TE monogram, stork standing right, at left, all within incuse square. TextImage
SNG vA 7902Kolophon, Ionia, AR fraction. 0.15 gr. 525-490 BC. Facing head of Apollo / Quadripartite incuse square. SNG von Aulock 7902.TextImage
SNGvA 7904Kolophon, Ionia. Circa 6th Century BC. AR Hemiobol. Archaic head of Apollo right / Quadripartite incuse square with central pellet. TextImage
SNG vA 7914Kolophon, AE12. Laureate head of Apollo with flowing hair, right / KOL DHIKLOS, Horse standing right with foreleg raised. SNG von Aulock 7914.TextImage
SNG vA 7915Kolophon, AE12. Laureate head of Apollo with flowing hair, right / KOL MHTRODW, Horse standing right with foreleg raised. SNG von Aulock 7915.TextImage
Sear #4341Kolophon, Ionia, AR drachm, (5.47g) c. 480-450 BC. KOLOFWNIWN (retrograde), laureate head of Apollo right / lyre in incuse square. BMC 1. TextObvRev
Sear #4342Kolophon, Ionia AR Hemiobol. 480-440 BC. Laureate head of Apollo facing / Monogram within incuse square. TextImage
Sear #4343 and
Sear #4343 var
Kolophon, Ionia AR Tetartemorion. Laureate head of Apollo facing (var: facing right) / TE monogram in incuse square.
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Sear #4344Kolophon, Ionia AR Drachm. Head of Apollo right / KOLOFWNION, lyre with six strings. TextObvRev
Sear #4345Ionia, Colophon, AR Tetartemorion. ca 430-400 BC. Head of Apollo right / TE monogram, symbol to left, all in incuse square. (TE = denomination Tetartemorion.)TextObvRev
Sear #4346Kolophon, Ionia, AR Drachm. c 300 BC. Laureate head of Apollo right / KOLOFWN IHNHS, lyre.
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Sear #4348Kolophon, Ionia, AR Diobol. c 430-400 BC, Wreathed head of Apollo left / KOLOFW AIGUPTOS, lyre. Weber 5814. TextObvRev
Sear #4352Kolophon, Ionia, AE17. Laureate head of Apollo right / Lyre, K O at sides. TextObvRev
Sear #4356Ionia, Colophon AE18. After 300 BC. PUQEOS, Homer seated left holding scroll / KOLOFWNIWN, Apollo advancing right holding lyre. BMC 43, SNG Cop 186. TextImage
DOMITIA
RPC 1053Domitia, Kolophon, Ionia. AE19. DOMITIA CEBACTH, diademed, draped bust right. KOLOFW LHTOC, Leto standing left holding sceptre. Ref: RPC 1053; Milne 18a.TextImage
MAXIMINUS I
Milne 216AMaximinus I AE22 of Kolophon, Ionia. AD 235-238. 4.2 g. Γ I OYH MAΧIMEINOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from the back / KOΛOΦΩNIΩN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Milne 216A; Vienna 31861.TextImage
GORDIAN III
Milne 222AGordian III, AE31 of Kolophon, Ionia. 8.66 gr. AVT K M ANT GORDIANOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / EPI CTR AUR MARKOU KOLOFWNIWN around and beneath Apollo seated left, holding branch and resting left hand on lyre. Milne 222A-F; Hunter 8; BMC 50.TextImage
Milne 223Gordian III AE of Kolophon, Ionia. 5.73 g. AYT K M ANT GORDIANOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / KOLOFWNIWN, Serapis seated left, holding corn-ears and sceptre, Cerberus at feet. RPC 352; Milne 223.TextImage
PHILIP I
Milne 227Philip I, 244-249 AD. AE35 (18.55g). AVT K M IOUL FILIPPOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / EPERCT AURIAS XRI ON COG KOLOFWNIWN, Apollo Klarias seated left, holding laurel branch and lyre. Milne 227; Lindgren and Kovacs 449.TextImage
OTACILIA SEVERA
Milne 232Otacilia Severa, AE of Kolophon, Ionia. 9.76 g. M WTA CEVHRA CEBAC, diademed, draped bust right / EP CT AYR LOUKIWN KOLOFWNIWN, Apollo seated left, holding branch and lyre. Milne 232.TextImage
TRAJAN DECIUS
Milne 247ATrajan Decius, Kolophon, Ionia, Ae 29, 9.0g. [AYT K] TPAIANOC DEKIOC, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / EPI AYR ALEXANDROS KOLOFW-NI-WN (across fields), naked boxer standing right. Milne 247A.TextImage
HERENNIUS ETRUSCUS
BMC 58Herennius Etruscus, AE29 of Kolophon, Ionia. 250-251 AD. KV EP ETP ME DEKIOC KAI, bare-headed, cuirassed bust right / EPI CTPA FL AGAQOKLEOVC KOLOFONIWN, boxer standing right. BMC 58.TextImage
HERENNIA ETRUSCILLA
Milne 251Herennia Etruscilla, AE29 of Kolophon, Ionia. AD 249-251. Magistrate Fl. Agathokleos. EΡEN ETΡOYCKIΛΛA CEB, draped bust right, wearing stephane, on crescent / EΠI CTΡA ΦΛ AΓAΘOKΛEOYΣ KOΛOΦΩ-NI-ΩN (ΠI and TΡ ligate) around and across fields, naked athlete or boxer walking right. BMC 57; Milne Kolophon 251.TextImage
TREBONIANUS GALLUS
Milne 255Trebonianus Gallus, AE of Kolophon, Ionia. 16.28 gr. 251-253 AD. AVK G OVIB TREBWNIABIC GALLOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / EPI CTR KALLIC-TO-U IEREWC IWNWN KOLOFWNIO, TO KOINON TW/IWNWN in fields, Temple precinct of Apollo Klarios: at the top, front view of the temple with seated deity within, holding branch in right hand and resting left on lyre; humped bull standing left before an altar at the front, surrounded by a semi-circle of the 13 representatives of the Ionian League, each holding a wreath aloft. Milne 255. Mionnet III, 143.TextImage
Note:The Milne references above refer to "Kolphon and Its Coinage, A Study" by J. G. Milne which was published in ANS Numismatic Notes and Monographs 96 in 1941. It is available free to all at Hathitrust.

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