Ancient Coinage of Ionia, Priene


Priene, in Ionia, just north of the Maeander River and Miletos
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BMC 8Priene, Ionia. 3rd c. BC. 5.60g; AE18. Helmeted head of Athena right / ΠΡIHNEΩN to left and right of tripod. BMC 8.TextImage
BMC 14Priene, Ionia, AE 10, ca 3rd cent BC. Head of Athena right, wearing crested helmet / ΠΡIH AIANT (magistrate) legend in two lines within circular maeander pattern. BMC 14.TextImage
BMC 15Priene, Ionia, AE14, ca 240-170 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right / ΠΡIH-ANAΧ-IΛAΣ in three lines within circular maeander pattern. BMC 15; Regling 62-63; SNG Tubingen 3134; SNG Cop 1084.TextImage
BMC 16Priene, Ionia, AE16, 240-170 BC, 2.82 g. Magistrate Apollod... Helmeted head of Athena right / ΠΡIHNE AΠOΛΛOΔ in two lines within maeander pattern. Regling Priene 62; SNG Cop. 1093; BMC 16-17.TextImage
BMC 26Priene, Ionia, AE17. Magistrate Lysap.. Helmeted head of Athena right / ΠΡIH ΛYΣAΠ within double-lined meander border. Mionnet Supp VI, 1370; BMC 26.TextImage
BMC 50Priene, Ionia, 290-170 BC, AE17, 6.72g. Magistrate Dionysos. Helmeted head of Athena right / ΠΡIH to left, ΔIONY-ΣIOY to right, owl standing right, head facing, on amphora over palm branch. BMC 50, SG 4554 var. (magistrate). TextImage
Boston 177Priene, Ionia, AE22, 150-125 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right / PRI-H, across field, owl standing right on overturned amphora, head facing, upright ivy branch at upper left, H at upper right. AΧIΛΛEI-ΔHΣ in two lines below, all within wreath. Boston 177.TextImage
DK P178Priene, Ionia, AE11, ca 150-125 BC. Magistrate Dionysios. Helmeted head of Athena right / ΔION(YΣIOΣ) around, ΠΡIH below, owl standing right, head facing, all within olive wreath. Apparently unpublished with the legend in these positions. Kurth P178.TextImage
Klein 413Priene, Ionia, 300-200 BC, AE 8mm; 0.4g. Helmeted head of Athena left / Trident within maeander pattern. Klein, KM 413.TextImage
Mueller 2052Priene, Ionia, AE11, 1.09 gr. 400-380 BC. Magistrate Artemidorus. Helmeted head of Athena right / ΠΡIH AΡTEMI in two lines within circular meander pattern. Unpublished magistrate for this reverse type. Roland Müller Collection 2052.TextImage
Regling 27Ionia, Priene AR Drachm. Facing bust of Athena Parthenos, draped & in triple-crested helmet / ΠΡIH, Nike advancing right, holding wreath in right hand & palm over left shoulder, AΘHN-OΠOΛIΣ all within meander border. Regling (Priene) 27.TextImage
Regling 67Priene AE 16 ca 240-170 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right / ΠΡIHNE AΠOΛΛOΔ in two lines within circular maeander pattern. Regling 67; SNG Tübingen 3135.TextImage
Regling 71Priene, Ionia, AE16, 2.2 gr. 330-290 BC. Magistrate Diok.. Helmeted head of Athena right / ΠΡIH ΔIOK within a meander border. Regling 71.TextImage
Regling 89A varPriene, Ionia, AE 11, ca 3rd cent BC. Head of Athena right, wearing crested helmet / ΠΡIH ΛAMΠ (magistrate) legend in two lines within circular maeander pattern. Regling 89A var (ΠΡIH ΛAMΠIΣ). TextImage
Regling 116Ionia, Priene. ca 330-280 BC. AE 12mm. Head of Athena right, in crested helmet / ΠΡIH, magistrate ΦOΡMIΩN, legend in two lines within maeander pattern circle.TextImage
RPC 1144Priene, Ionia, AE 20, Time of Vespasian, 69-79 AD. EΠI EΡATΩNOC AΡCONTOC, draped bust of wreathed Demeter right / ΠΡIHNEΩN, veiled bust of Kore-Persephone right. Regling, Priene 98, 178; SNG Muenchen 881; RPC II 1144.TextImage
SNGCop 1082vIonia, Priene AE14. 290-250 BC. Head of Athena right in attic helmet / ΠΡIH, trident and magistrate's name, all within meander border.TextImage
SNGCop 1099Priene AE 23, ca 150-120 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right / ΠΡIH to left and right of owl standing right on amphora, ivy leaf with berry on each side, magistrate's name AΧIΛΛEIΔHΣ below. Regling 90, SNG Cop. 1099.TextImage
SNG Cop 1100Priene, Ionia, AE14, 3.51 gr, ca 125-90 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right / Tripod. Regling 168; SNG Cop. 1100.TextImage
SNG vA 2155Priene, Ionia, AE20, ca 150-125 BC. Magistrate Achilleides. 8.3 g. Helmeted head of Athena right / ΠΡI-H AΧIΛΛEIΔHΣ to left, right and beneath owl standing half-right on amphora, head facing, star at upper left, ivy leaf at upper right. SNG von Aulock 2155; Regling Priene 160; Walcher 2227; McClean 8272; SNG Cop 1097; Mionnet III, 893; Weber 2939; SNG Tübingen 3162-3164.TextImage
SNG vA 7965Ionia, Priene AR Drachm. 2nd century BC. Head of Athena right, in pendant earring & triple-crested Attic helmet / ΠΡIHNEΩN, lidded amphora, magistrate ANAΧIΛAΣ to right. TextImage
Sear 4554Priene, Ionia, AE20. Helmeted head of Athena right / ΠΡIH AΧIΛΛEIΔHΣ, Owl standing right, head facing, on amphora. TextObvRev
HADRIAN
Regling 205Hadrian, AE18 of Priene, Ionia. AD 117-138. 4.56 g. AY KAI TΡAI AΔΡIANOC CE, laureate head right / ΠΡIHNEΩN, Dionysos, loins draped, standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos, panther at foot left. Regling 205; Prowe III 1020; RPC 2114.TextImage
SEVERUS ALEXANDER
Regling 213Severus Alexander, AE18 of Priene, Ionia, 2.91. AD 222-235. (clockwise from top right) AΛEXANΔΡOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, star in right field / ΠΡIHNEΩN, Dionysos, wearing short chiton, standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos, panther at foot left. Regling Priene 213 (this coin); Imhoof KM 7.TextImage
VALERIAN I
Regling 226Valerian, AE27 of Priene, Ionia. AD 253-260. Magistrate Satorneinos. AYT K ΠO ΛIK OYAΛEΡIANOC, laureate, draped bust right / EΠI AΡX Γ IOYΛ CATOΡNEINOY ΠRIH-NEΩ-N, Tyche standing left, polos on head, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Regling Priene 226; Naples coll. 8179.TextImage
GALLIENUS
Regling 227Gallienus, AE23 of Priene, Ionia. AD 253-260. 4.19 g. AYT K ΠO ΛI ΓAΛΛIHN, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΠΡIHNEΩN, Dionysos, naked, standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos, panther at foot left. Regling, Priene 227 (this coin); Berlin 18220483; Bernhart 120.TextImage
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Entry for Ionia, Priene on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Priene in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum
Search for Priene at AsiaMinorCoins.com
Search for Priene in the ANS Database
Search for Priene in the RPC IV (Antonines) database at the Ashmolean Museum

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