Ancient Coinage of Ionia, Metropolis



A town in the hills north of Ephesus.

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CITY AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
BMC 1Metropolis, Ionia, AE15mm. Helmeted head of Ares right / MHTΡOΠO-ΛITΩN above and beneath winged thunderbolt. BMC 1 corr.TextImage
BMC 4Metropolis, Ionia. AE14, 30 BC-276 AD. Turreted head of Tyche right / MHTΡO-ΠOΛI-TΩN in three lines. SNG Munich 663; BMC 4.TextImage
Imhoof KM 1Metropolis, Ionia, AE17. 4.1 gr. Magistrate Diogenes, 100-0 BC. Turreted head of Tyche right / ΔIOΓEN, monogram to right, Ares, helmeted, standing half left, holding spear and shield. Imhoof-Blumer KM 1; Schlosser NZ 1891 p. 10, 8.TextImage
SNGCop 907Metropolis, Ionia. AE12.88mm. 1st century BC. 1.63 gr. Turreted bust of Tyche or Kybele right / ΔIOΓE, pine cone, monogram to left. SNG Cop 907, SNG Von Aulock 7926; Lindgren I 507.TextImage
SNG vA 7925Ionia, Metropolis, AE15. Helmeted bust of Ares right / Crossed thunderbolt and sceptre, city monogram at upper left. SNG von Aulock 7925, Imhoof MG 95.TextImage
SNGvA 7926Metropolis, Ionia, AE 13, 1st. c. BC. Turreted head of Kybele right / ANΔΡΩ.., Pine cone, monogram to left. SNG von Aulock 7926; cf SNG Cop. 907 (different magistrate).TextImage
MARCUS AURELIUS
CNG 110,113Marcus Aurelius, AE18 of Metropolis, Ionia. 161-180 AD. Laureate and cuirassed bust right, seen from the back / MHTΡOΠO-ΛEITΩN, Artemis standing right, drawing arrow from quiver and holding bow in left hand; stag standing right before. Not in the usual sources. Apparently unpublished.TextImage
SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
Price 370Septimius Severus, AE35 of Metropolis, Ionia. 193-211 AD. 27.69 gr. Klathallos, magistrate. AV KA CE CEOYHΡOC AV, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / EΠI CTΡ KΛAΘAΛΛOY MHTΡOΠOΛEITΩN, tetrastyle temple with arched architrave, within: Ares, standing left, holding spear and shield. Kraft pl. 76, 16d. Waddington 6332 corr. (under Metropolis in Phrygia). Price and Trell 436, fig. 370. TextImage
GETA
SNGvA 7927Geta, AE17 of Metropolis, Ionia. 198-209 AD. Λ CEΠ ΓETAC, bare-headed, draped bust right / MHTΡOΠOΛITΩN, river god reclining left, holding reed; overturned urn behind from which water flows. SNG von Aulock 7927.TextImage
SEVERUS ALEXANDER
BMC 10Severus Alexander, Metropolis, Ionia, Ae 22, 6.2g. M AVΡ CEYH AΛEXANΔΡOC, laureate draped cuirassed bust right / MHTΡOΠOΛEITΩN, Helmeted and cuirassed figure (Septimius Severus?) standing facing, head left, holding spear and resting hand on shield. BMC 10; Lindgren III 375a.TextImage
BMC 11Severus Alexander, AE20.8mm of Metropolis, Ionia. M AVΡ CEV OYH AΛEXANΔΡO, laureate head right / MHTΡOΠOΛEITΩN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. BMC 11.TextImage
MAXIMUS
Falter 393cfMaximus, AE22 of Metropolis, Ionia, AE22. YOYH MAXIMOC, laureate draped cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / MHTΡOΠOΛE-ITΩN around and beneath River-god reclining left, holding reed and resting on urn, from which waters flow. cf Falter 393, otherwise unpublished.TextImage
GORDIAN III
SNG Cop 929Gordian III, AE22 of Metropolis, Ionia. 3.7 g. AYT K M ANT ΓOΡΔIANOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / MHTΡOΠOΛEITΩN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. SNG Cop 929; Johnston, Sardis 103; SNG Lewis 1474.TextImage
SNG vA 2069Gordian III, AE30 of Metropolis, Ionia. AYT K M ANT ΓOΡΔIANOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / MHTΡOΠOΛEITΩN TΩN EN IΩNIA, Kybele seated left on high-backed throne, holding patera, lion at side. SNG von Aulock 2069 (same dies); BMC 14; Hunter 5; SNG Cop 922; Weber 6021-5022.TextImage
PHILIP I
BMC 22Philip I, Ionia, Metropolis, AE21. AYT K M IOY ΦIΛIΠΠOC, laureate draped bust right / MHTΡOΠOΛEITΩN, Emperor standing left with helmet, spear and shield. BMC 22; SNG Muenchen 685.TextImage
Price-Trell 370cfPhilip I, AE of Metropolis, Ionia. 244-249 AD. 17.19 g. AVT K M IOV ΦIΛIΠΠOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / EΠI CTΡ Γ IOVΛ AΠΡΩNIANOY METΡOΠOΛEITΩN, tetrastyle temple containing statue of Ares facing, holding spear and shield. Price/Trell 370 cf.TextImage
PHILIP II
BMC 23 cfPhilip II, AE17 of Metropolis, Ionia. M IOVΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOC KAI, bare-headed draped bust right / MHTΡOΠOΛ-EITΩN, River God, naked to waist, reclining left, holding reed. cf Hunter 9; BMC 23 (Philip I).TextImage
VALERIAN I
Paris 1668Valerian I, AE20 of Metropolis, Ionia. AD 253-260. 3.25 g. AYT K ΠO ΛIK OVAΛEΡIANOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / MHTΡOΠOΛEITΩN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Paris 1668 = Mionnet Supp VI 1165 corr (Val. II).TextImage
SNG Tubingen 2985Valerian AE26 of Metropolis, Ionia, AD 253-260. 6.65 g. Magistrate Val. Nikias. AYT K ΠOΠ ΛIKI OYAΛEΡIANOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, uncertain circular countermark on cheek / EΠ CTΡ OYA NEIKIA ΠΡ TO B MHTΡOΠOΛEITΩN (TΡ, ΠΡ and TO ligate) around and beneath prize crown inscribed CE KAICAΡEA, containing two palm branches. SNG Tuebingen 2985.TextImage
GALLIENUS
BMC 28Gallienus, AE28, Metropolis, Ionia. AYT K ΠO ΛIKIN ΓAΛΛIHNOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / EΠ CT OYA NEIKIA MHTΡOΠOΛEITΩN, Emperor, cuirassed, standing right and resting on sceptre, clasping hands with city goddess standing left, holding transverse sceptre. BMC p. 180, 28. TextImage
SALONINA
BMC 33 varSalonina AE25 of Metropolis, Ionia. 6.4 gr. CAΛΩN XΡYCOΓONH CEBA, diademed and draped bust right / KAICAΡEIA around; CE-TΩ across fields; Prize urn with two palms inside, METΡOΠOΛITΩN in two lines below. BMC 33 var and SNG Tuebingen 2986 var (rev. legend).TextImage
SGI 4653 Salonina AE25 of Metropolis, Ionia. CAΛΩN XΡYCOΓONH CE, draped bust right / MHTΡOΠOΛEITΩN TΩN EN IΩNIA, emperor, in military dress and holding spear, facing right, clasping hands with Tyche. SNGvA 2076.TextImage
SALONINUS
SNG Cop 941Saloninus, AE21 of Metropolis, Ionia. 258-260 AD. ΛIK CAΛΩN OYAΛEΡIANOC, laureate, draped bust right / MHTΡOΠOΛEITΩN, Ares standing left, holding spear and shield. SNG Cop 941.TextImage
SNG Cop 942Saloninus, Caesar 258-60 AD. AE 19 mm. Metropolis, Ionia. CAΛΩ OYVAΛEΡIANOC KAI, laureate, draped bust right / METΡOΠOΛEITΩN, Tyche standing left holding rudder and cornucopiae. SNG Cop 942. TextImage

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