Ancient Coinage of Ionia, Metropolis

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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.TextFull Size
BMC 4Metropolis, Ionia. AE14, 30 BC-276 AD. Turreted head of Tyche right / MHTΡO-ΠOΛI-TΩN in three lines. SNG Munich 663; BMC 4.TextFull Size
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.TextFull Size
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.TextFull Size
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.TextFull Size
SNGvA 7926Metropolis, Ionia, AE 13, 1st. c. BC. Turreted head of Kybele right / ANΔΡΩ.., Pine cone, ΩΠMHΡ monogram in left field. SNG von Aulock 7926; cf SNG Cop. 907 (different magistrate).TextFull Size
SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
Imhoof GRM 4Septimius Severus AE36 of Metropolis, Ionia. AD 193-211. 25.80 g. AY K Λ CE CEOYHΡOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / MHTΡOΠOΛEITΩN TΩN EN IΩNIA, Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre. Imhoof GRM 4.TextFull Size
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. TextFull Size
Waddington 6332 corrSeptimius Severus, AE35 of Metropolis, Ionia. AD 193-211. Magistrate Kall. Thallos. AY K Λ CE CEOYHΡOC Π, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / EΠI CTΡ KΛACC ΘAΛΛOY MHTΡOΠOΛEITΩN, tetrastyle temple with Ares standing left within, holding spear and resting left hand on shield. Waddington 6332 corr. (as Metropolis, Phrygia in error). Price & Trell 436.370; Kraft pl. 76, 16d.TextFull Size
JULIA DOMNA
BMC 6Julia Domna, AE23 of Metropolis, Ionia. AD 193-217. 6.12 g. IOYΛIA CEBACTH, draped bust right. / MHTΡOΠOΛEITΩN EN IΩNIA, Ares standing left, helmeted, holding spear and resting hand on shield at his side. BMC 6 corr. (rev legend and described as "emperor"); Schlosser 10 in NZ 1891.TextFull Size
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.TextFull Size
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.TextFull Size
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.TextFull Size
Falter 391Severus Alexander, AE23 of Metropolis, Ionia. AD 222-235. AYT CEB AΛEXANΔΡOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / MHTΡOΠOΛEITΩN ACTΡAIOC, river-god Astraios reclining left, holding reed and resting elbow upon overturned urn from which water flows. Falter 391; Mionnet Supp. VI, 1161; Aufhäuser 4, 384.TextFull Size
MAXIMINUS I
Mionnet III, 713Maximinus I, AE31 of Metropolis, Ionia. AD 235-238. 8.18 g. AYT K Γ IOYΛ OYH MAΞIMEINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / MHTΡOΠOΛEITΩN TΩN EN IΩNIA, Kybele seated left, holding patera and leaning elbow on tympanum, lion at foot. (slightly double-struck). Mionnet III, 713; SNG Turkey 5 (Tire), 263; Paris 1634.TextFull Size
MAXIMUS
Helios SP393cfMaximus, 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.TextFull Size
GORDIAN III
Milne 5Gordian III, AE17 of Metropolis, Ionia. 2.4 g. AD 238-244. ΓOΡ-ΔIANOC,laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / MHTΡOΠO-ΛEITΩN around and beneath river-god Astraios reclining left, holding reed and resting elbow on vase, from which water flows. Milne 5 (NC 1937); RPC VII 458.7.TextFull Size
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.TextFull Size
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.TextFull Size
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.TextFull Size
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.TextFull Size
PHILIP II
Leypold 688Philip II, AE28 of Metropolis, Ionia. AD 244-247. 10.64 g. Magistrate Alexandros. M IOY ΦIΛIΠΠOC KAICAΡ, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right. / EΠI AΛEXANΔΡOY EKA MHTΡOΠOΛEITΩN (ΠI and OY ligate) around and in fields, Tyche standing left by altar, holding statuette of Ares with spear and shield, and cornucopiae. SNG Leypold 688; Paris 456 and 1666; Berlin 18272969; ANS 1944.100.46510; Vienna GR 34896; Winterthur 3066.TextFull Size
Milne 8Philip 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. Milne 8 in NC 1937.TextFull Size
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).TextFull Size
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.TextFull Size
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. TextFull Size
SALONINA
BMC 33 varSalonina AE25 of Metropolis, Ionia. 6.4 gr. CAΛΩN XΡYΣOΓONH 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).TextFull Size
Imhoof KM 11Salonina AE25 of Metropolis, Ionia. CAΛΩN XΡYCOΓONH CE, draped bust right / EΠ CT OYA NEIKIA ΠΡ TO B MHTΡOΠOΛEITΩN, emperor, in military dress and holding spear, facing right, clasping hands with Boule. Imhoof KM 11; Lindgren I 510A.TextFull Size
SNG vA 2076Salonina, AE26 of Metropolis, Ionia. AD 253-268. 6.1 g. CAΛΩN XΡYCOΓONH CE, draped bust right. / MHTΡOΠOΛEITΩN TΩN EN IΩNIA, emperor standing right, holding spear, clasping the hand of Tyche, standing left, holding transverse sceptre. SNG von Aulock 2076; Hunter 12; Weber 6029; Imhoof KM 12.TextFull Size
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.TextFull Size
SNGCop 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. TextFull Size
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