Ancient Coinage of Ionia, Samos

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CITY AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
Barron 11Ionia, Islands off. Samos. Circa 210-190 BC. AR Tetrobol (2.78 gm). Facing lion's scalp / Forepart of bull right; peacock, krater, and grain-ear below. TextImage
Barron 161Samos, island of Ionia. Samos. Ca. 370-365 BC. Silver tetradrachm (15.21 gm). Facing lion scalp / SA, collared ox forepart running right, laurel branch behind, magistrate's name [MO]IΡAΔH[Σ] above. Barron 161 (only one recorded). TextImage
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BMC 25ffSamos, Ionia, AR tetrobol, (2.16g) 5th century BC, Forepart of bull left. / Forepart of bull left. TextImage
BMC 79Ionia, Islands off, Samos. Circa 398-365 BC. AR Obol. Facing scalp of lion / Forepart of bull right; ΣA below. Barron pg. 213, 1-2. TextImage
BMC 135Samos, AR tetradrachm, 400-365 BC. Magistrate Epikrates Acheloios. 23.31 mm, 15.01 gr. Lion's scalp facing / EΠIKΡATHΣ AXEΛΩIO above, ΣA beneath forepart of bull right, upright olive branch in left field. Barron 158; BMC 135; Gardner period IV, 3.TextImage
BMC 147Islands off Ionia, Samos. Circa 394-365 BC. AE19mm. Head of Hera left, wearing stephane, necklace, and earring / Facing lion's head. SNG von Aulock 2296. TextImage
BMC 177Samos, Islands of Ionia, AR 17mm, 2.98 gr. ca 200 BC. Head of lion facing / ΣAMIΩN, forepart of bull right, peacock and amphora below. Barron, Samos 11; Prowe III 1116; BMC 177; Gardner, Samos 4.TextImage
BMC 202Samos Island, Ionia, AE20, 2nd-1st C. BC. 8.37 gr. Diademed head of Hera right within circle of dots / ΣAMIΩN, Peacock standing right on caduceus, monograms in field. SNG Cop 1721; BMC 202; Lindgren I 593.TextImage
BMC 222Samos, Ionia, AE14, 2.89 gr. semi-autonomous. AD 198-268. Prow right / CAMIΩN, herm of a male figure facing. SNG Cop 1727; Mionnet Supp. VI, 178; BMC 222-223.TextImage
CNG 61, 719Islands Of Ionia, Samos AR Tetradrachm. ca 400-365 BC. Facing lion scalp / ΣA, forepart of bull right, branch behind; magistrate ΘEOΓNHY. Barron, (unrecorded magistrate); SNG Copenhagen -. CNG 61, 719. TextImage
McClean 8404Islands off Ionia, Samos AR Tetradrachm. Circa 408/4-366 BC. Alkmeon, son of Hegemoneus, magistrate. Facing lion's scalp / ΣA below nose, forepart of bull right; branch behind, AΛKMEΩN HΓEMONEΩΣ above. TextImage
Mitchiner 566Samos, Ionia, ca 500 BC, AR 1/24 stater, 8mm, 0.8g. Forepart of a lionskin seen from above / Scorpion. Mitchiner's Ancient Trade & Early Coinage 566.TextImage
RPC 2681Augustus (?). Samos, Ionia, AE18; 4.59g. AD 1st cent. Laureate head right / ΣAMIΩN, Peacock standing right on caduceus, sceptre behind. AMC 1324; RPC 2681; SNG Cop. 1728.TextImage
SNG Cop 1673Samos, Ionia, AR drachm, (2.87g) Forepart of winged boar left. / Lion scalp facing, dotted border, all in incuse square. TextImage
SNG Cop 1673vIonia, Islands off. Samos. Circa 526-522 BC. AR Drachm (3.28 gm). Forepart of a winged boar left / Facing lion's scalp in dotted incuse square. TextImage
SNG Cop 1678Islands off Ionia, Samos AR Tetradrachm. Circa 485-439 BC. Facing lion's scalp / ΣA, forepart of bull right. TextImage
SNG Cop 1691Samos, Ionia. 394-365 BC. AE8, 0.74 gr. Prow right / ΣA, Amphora within olive wreath. SNG Cop 1691; SNG von Aulock 8028; BMC 125; Sear Greece 4665: SNG Tuebingen 3277.TextImage
SNG Cop 1692Ionian Islands, Samos. ca 350 BC. AE 14mm. Head of Hera right, in stephane & necklace / ΣA, facing lion's scalp. BMC 143-144. TextImage
SNG Cop 1706vIonian Islands, Samos. ca 3rd Century BC. AE 13mm. Three-quarter facing head of Hera, head turned slightly right, in a necklace / ΣA, prow of a Samian galley left; magistrate ΣKATA below. TextImage
SNG Cop 1717Samos, Ionia, AE13, 205-129 BC. 2.05 gr. Diademed head of Hera right / ΣAMIΩN, lion's head facing. SNG Copenhagen 1717; SNG Lewis 963.TextImage
SNG Lockett 2866Samos, Ionia; AR obol, 537-522 BC; Time of Polykrates; 0.64 g. Lion's head facing / Quadripartite incuse square. SNG Lockett 2866; SNG Lewis 887.TextImage
SNG vA 229Islands Of Ionia, Samos AR Drachm. ca 400-365 BC. Facing lion scalp / SA, forepart of bull right; magistrate ΔHMΩN. Barron 8. TextImage
Traite 7cfSamos(?). Circa 600-550 BC. EL 1/24th Stater. Sphinx seated left / Incuse punch with irregularly spaced dots. TextImage
Sear SG 4634Ionia, Samos AR hemidrachm. 453-439 BC. Forepart of winged boar right / lion's head right within incuse square. HGC 6, 1198; Sear 4634; BMC 109.TextImage
Sear SG 4635Samos, Ionia, AR diobol, 0.87g 453-439 BC, Head of panther right / ram's head right in incuse square. Sear 4635. TextImage
Sear SG 4665Samos AE8. Late 5th Century BC. Forepart of Samian Galley / S-A; Amphora, all within olive wreath. Sear SG 4665; BMC 125; SNG Cop 1691. TextImage
Sear SG 4666Samos, Ionia, AE14. Before 365 BC. Diademed head of Hera left / ΣA beneath Lion scalp facing. SNG Copenhagen 1694; HGC 6, 1249; Sear SG 4666.TextImage
Sear SG 4674Samos, Ionia, AE13. Late 3rd - early 2nd Century BC. Diademed head of Hera facing / ΣAMIΩN, Prow of Samian galley. SNG Copenhagen 1719; Sear SG 4674; BMC 193. TextImage
AUGUSTUS
RPC 2681Augustus. 17mm of Samos, Ionia. ΣAMIΩN, laureate head right / Peacock standing on caduceus, right, behind, sceptre. RPC 2681.TextImage
COMMODUS
SNG Cop 1737Commodus AE18 of the Ionian Island of Samos. M AV KOMOΔOC, laureate head right / CAMIΩN, cult statue of the Samian Hera, wearing modius & holding fillets, peacock to either side. TextImage
SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
BMC 256Septimius Severus, AE18 of Samos, Ionia. AD 193-211. 3.7 g. AYT KAI CEBHΡOC, laureate head right. / CAMIΩN, cult image of Samian Hera standing front between two peacocks. BMC 256.TextImage
BMC 258Septimius Severus and Caracalla, AE37 of Samos, Ionia. AD 196-211. 24.55 g. AY KAI Λ CEΠ CEOYHΡOC AY KAI M AYΡ ANTΩNEINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Caracalla right facing laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus left. / CAMIΩN, emperor Severus on horseback galloping right, holding spear, riding down an enemy kneeling right and looking back with raised arm beneath the horse. BMC 258; Mionnet III 188.TextImage
Zacny Op1586Septimius Severus, AE17 of Samos, Ionia. AD 193-211. 2.9 g. AYT K Λ C CEBHΡOC, laureate head right. / CAMIΩN, cult image of Samian Hera standing front between two peacocks. Unpublished obv. legend for this type. Zacny Op1586.TextImage
JULIA DOMNA
SNG vA 2307vJulia Domna AE30mm of Samos, Ionia. IOYΛIA ΔOMNA CEB, draped bust right / CAMIΩN, statue of Hera standing facing within tetrastyle temple. TextImage
CARACALLA
Falter 416Caracalla AE22 of Samos, Ionia. AD 198-217. Bronze (AE; 22mm; 5.69g. AYT K M AYΡ ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right. / CAMIΩN, River-god Imbrasos reclining left, holding reed and resting against cornucopiae and urn from which water flows. Falter 416; AK Coll. L81a.TextImage
Mionnet Supp VI, 209Caracalla AE22 of Samos, Ionia. AD 198-217. AYT K M AYΡ ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right. / CAMIΩN, Amazon standing left, wearing short chiton, holding wreath and sceptre. Mionnet Supp VI, 209; SNG Cop. 1739.TextImage
MACRINUS
BMC 269Macrinus, AE30 of Samos, Ionia. AD 217-218. AYT M OΠEΛ CEOY MAKΡEINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / CAMIΩN, cult image of Samian Hera standing front between two peacocks, crescent and star across upper fields. BMC 269; Noury Bey 1474 (this coin).TextImage
SEVERUS ALEXANDER
BMC 278Severus Alexander AE of Samos, Ionia. AD 222-235. 11.39 g. AVT K M AVT AΛEXANΔΡOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / CAMIΩN, warrior walking right, looking back, holding shield, foot on prow. BMC 278.TextImage
JULIA MAMAEA
BMC 283Julia Mamaea, AE29 of Samos, Ionia. AD 222-235. 11.83 g. IOΛIA MAMEA CEB, draped bust right. / CAMIΩN, cult image of Hera, veiled and wearing polos, standing front between two peacocks. BMC 283; SNG Cop 1753.TextImage
GORDIAN III
BMC 307Gordian III AE20 of Samos, Ionia. AD 238-244. AYT K M ANT ΓOΡΔIANOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / CAMIΩN, river-god Imbrasos reclining left, left arm resting on cornucopiae, holding reed in right hand. SNG Cop 1763; BMC 307-308; SNG Righetti 930; SNG Tübingen 3295; Hunter 33.TextImage
RPC 582Gordian III AE27 of Samos, Ionia. 238-244 AD. 8.82 g. AYT K M ANT ΓOΡΔIANOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / CAMIΩN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. RPC 582; SNG Cop 1758; SNG von Aulock 2314; BMC 295; Weber 6334.TextImage
TRANQUILLINA
BMC 309-311Tranquillina, AE30 of Samos, Ionia. AD 241-244. ΦOYΡIA CAB TΡANKYΛΛINA CEB, draped bust right, wearing stephane, countermark Γ (3 Assaria) on cheek. / CAMIΩN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. BMC 309-311; Lindgren I 599; SNG Cop 1765-1766; RPC 592.TextImage
BMC 316Tranquillina AE22 of Samos, Ionia. ΦOYΡIA TΡANKYΛΛINA CEB, diademed and draped bust right / CAMIΩN, river god reclining left, holding reed and cornucopiae. BMC 316; SNG Tübingen 3296; Hunter 38.TextImage
PHILIP II
BMC 326Philip II, AE of Samos, Ionia. AD 245-247. 9.13 g. M IOY ΦIΛIΠΠOC KAICAΡ, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right / CAMIΩN, cult image of Hera facing. BMC 326.TextImage
SNG Cop 1777Philip II, as Caesar AE 21mm of Samos, Ionia. M IOY ΦIΛIΠΠOC KAICAΡ, Bare-headed, draped, & cuirassed bust right / CAMI-ΩN, River-god reclining left, holding reed & cornucopiae. BMC 334; SNG Cop 1777; Lindgren III, 411.TextImage
TRAJAN DECIUS
BMC 352Trajan Decius, AE22 of Samos, Ionia. AD 249-251. 4.99 g. AYT K TΡAIANOC ΔEKIOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / CAMIΩN, river-god Imbrasos reclining left, holding peacock and cornucopiae, and resting elbow upon overturned urn from which liquid flows. BMC 352-353; SNG Cop 1784-1784; RPC IX 688; SNG Lewis 1507.TextImage
SNG Cop 1779Trajan Decius, AE28, of Samos, Ionia. 10.34g. AYT TΡAIANOC ΔEKIOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / CAMIΩN, Tetrastyle column with arched architrave, containing cult statue of Hera or Artemis Ephesia. SNG von Aulock 2324; SNG Cop 1779; BMC 336.TextImage
VALERIAN I
SNG Cop 1795cfValerian I AE15 of Samos, island off Ionia. AYT K ΠO ΛI OYAΛEΡIANOC, laureate cuirassed bust right / CAMIΩN, cult statue of Samian Hera standing facing holding rudder(?). SNG Cop 1795; BMC 367-368.TextImage
SNG vA 2329Valerian I AE 27mm of Samos, Ionia. AYT K ΠO ΛI OYAΛEΡIANOC, Laureate, draped bust right / CAM-IΩN, Tetrastyle temple with arch above cultus statue of Samian Hera standing facing within. BMC 369; SNG v.A 2329 and 8031.TextImage
GALLIENUS
BMC 373Gallienus, AE31 of Samos, Ionia. AD 253-268. 14.96 g. AYT K ΠO ΛIKIN ΓAΛΛIHNOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / CAMIΩN, Cult image of Samian Hera facing on the left, and Nemesis standing slightly left, head facing, on the right, wheel at her side. BMC 373-375; SNG Cop 1799-1800; Hamburg 189.TextImage
BMC 377Gallienus, AE26 of Samos, Ionia. AD 253-268. 8.99 g. AYT K ΠO ΛIKIN ΓAΛΛIHNOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / CAMIΩN, Cult image of the Samian Hera. BMC 377; SNG Cop 1802.TextImage
BMC 380Gallienus, AE24 of Samos, Ionia. AD 253-268. 8.09 g. AYT K ΠO ΛIK ΓAΛΛIHNOC, laureate, draped bust left / CAMIΩN, Nemesis standing front, veiled, wheel at foot left. BMC 380; SNG Cop 1807.TextImage
BMC 383Gallienus, AE26 of Samos, Ionia. AD 253-268. 8.11 g. AYT K ΠO ΛIK ΓAΛΛIHNOC, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / CAMIΩN, Androklos or Ankaeos, naked, walking right, holding a spear, keeping a boar at bay. BMC 383; Mionnet Supp. VI, 297.TextImage
BMC 384Gallienus, AE26 of Samos, Ionia. AD 253-268. 7 g. AYT K ΠO ΛIKIN ΓAΛΛIHNOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / CAMIΩN, warrior, wearing chiton, running right, looking back, left foot on prow, holding shield on left arm, and his right arm outstretched behind him. BMC 384; SNG Cop 1804; Mionnet III, 309.TextImage
BMC 386Gallienus, AE21 of Samos, Ionia. AD 253-268. 5.15 g. AYT K ΠO ΛI ΓAΛΛIHNOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / CAMIΩN, river-god reclining left, holding reed and resting left arm on overturned urn. BMC 386; SNG von Aulock 8032; Mionnet III, 310 and Supp. VI, 299; SNG Turkey 10, 431.TextImage
Lockett 2895Gallienus, AE30 of Samos, Ionia. AD 253-268. 16.7 g. AYT K ΠO ΛIKIN ΓAΛΛIHNOC, laureate, draped bust right. / CAMIΩN, Androkles, naked, helmeted, standing right, holding a raised dagger and pulling at the hair of an Amazon sitting on the ground at his feet. Lockett 2895 (this coin); Paris 3579; Gardner Samos 19 (1882).TextImage
Mionnet III, 293 varGallienus, AE29 of Samos, Ionia. AD 253-268. 12.9 g. AYT K ΠO ΛIK ΓAΛΛIHNOC AYΓO, laureate and draped bust left, holding spear and shield. / CAMIΩN, Achilles, helmeted, wearing short tunic, standing front, looking left, holding round shield in left hand; (trace of transverse spear behind him), his right foot on a low prow or tree branch, cuirass behind him. Mionnet III, 293 var (obv. legend and bust type); Hedervar 5119. Leu 1, 749.TextImage
Mionnet VI, 286Gallienus, AE26 of Samos, Ionia. AD 253-268. 8.11 g. AYT K ΠO ΛIK ΓAΛΛIHNOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / CAMIΩN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Mionnet Supp. VI, 286; SNG Cop 1809.TextImage
SNG vA 2332Gallienus, AE29 of Samos, Ionia. AD 253-268. AYT K ΠO ΛIK ΓAΛΛIHNOC, radiate, draped bust left, holding spear and shield / CAMIΩN, tetrastyle temple with curved architrave, Hera standing front within, wearing polos and veil with two peacocks at foot left and right. SNG von Aulock 2332; Hunter 74.TextImage
SNG vA 2332 FAKESGallienus, modern fakes, Samos, Ionia. Often scattered around ancient ruins in Turkey for tourists to find. These were found in Ephesos. AYT K ΠO ΛIK ΓAΛΛIHNOC, radiate, draped bust left, holding spear and shield / CAMIΩN, tetrastyle temple with curved architrave, Hera standing front within, wearing polos and veil with two peacocks at foot left and right. Modern fakes of SNG von Aulock 2332; Hunter 74.TextImage
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