Ancient Coinage of Ionia, Teos


Teos, a port city on the coast of Ionia; modern Sighajik, Turkey

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Balcer 13Teos, Ionia AR Stater. Ca 510-490 BC. griffin sitting right, forepaw raised; swan at lower right / Quadripartite incuse square. Boston MFA 1937, Dewing 2312, SNG Cop 1437. Text
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Balcer 15Teos, Ionia. Circa 510-490 BC. AR Stater. Griffin with curled wings seated right, forepaw raised; grape cluster below / Rough quadripartite incuse square. SNGvA 2254. TextImage
Balcer 31Teos, Ionia. ca 540-478 BC. AR Drachm. Griffin with curled wings seated right, forepaw raised / Rough quadripartite incuse square. TextImage
Balcer 32ffTeos. Circa 540-478 BC. AR Drachm. Griffin with curled wings seated right, forepaw raised / Rough quadripartite incuse square. TextImage
Balcer 64Teos, Ionia, AR obol, (0.74g) c. 480 BC, Forepart of griffin right, with curled wing / Quadripartite incuse square. Balcer 64 type. TextImage
Balcer 67cfTeos, Ionia. Circa 540-478 BC. AR Hemiobol (0.59 gm). Griffin with curled wings seated right / Quadripartite incuse square. SNG Cop 1442. TextImage
Balcer 72Teos, Ionia AR Hemiobol. ca 540-478 BC. griffin sitting right, raising forepaw / pebbled, mill-sail quadripartite incuse. SNG Cop 1442. TextImage
Balcer 97Teos, Ionia AR Stater. ca 450-400 BC. Griffin with curled wings seated right; forepart of Pegasos under raised paw / Quadripartite incuse square. TextImage
Balcer 99cfTeos, Ionia AR Stater. ca 478–470/65 BC. T-H-I-O-N, griffin sitting right, raising left foreleg, seal or dolphin swimming downwards before / quadripartite incuse. TextImage
Balcer 100Ionia, Teos AR Stater. Circa 478-465 BC. Griffin with curled wings seated right, forepaw raised; owl in front / Quadripartite incuse square. TextImage
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Balcer 101Teos. c478-465 BC. AR Stater. Griffin with curled wings seated on decorated basis, forepaw raised; swan in front / Quadripartite incuse square. TextImage
Balcer 102cfTeos, Ionia AR Stater. ca 470/65-449 BC. griffin sitting right, raising left foreleg, grapes and vine leaf before / Quadripartite incuse. TextImage
Balcer 103Teos, Ionia AR Stater. ca 478–449 BC. T—HI—O—N, griffin sitting right, raising off foreleg, facing panther’s head beneath raised foreleg / quadripartite incuse square. TextImage
Balcer 117Teos, Ionia. Circa 478-449 BC. AR Trihemiobol (1.32 gm). Griffin squatting right, raising left forepaw / Quadripartite incuse square. SNGvA 2258. TextImage
Balcer 128Teos, Ionia; AR Tetartemorion, 500-447 BC. 0.18 gr. Forepart of griffin right, mouth half open, tongue curled up, single ear, hair ruff in curls from ear to neck / Quadripartite incuse square. SNG Tuebingen 3250; Balcer 128.TextImage
Balcer 130Teos, Ionia, AR Quarter Obol or Tetartemorion. Head of griffin right / quadripartite incuse square with dot in the centre of each section. TextImage
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BMC 50Teos, Ionia, AE, civic issue. Bearded head of Herakles right / THIΩN, Hermes, caduceus over his shoulder, running left, holding the infant Dionysos in his arms. BMC 50; Paris M4498; Imhoof KM 27; BMC 50; SNG Cop 1495.TextImage
BMC 56Teos, Ionia. ca 2nd Century AD. AE 17mm. Turreted bust of young Dionysos as Teos right, thyrsos over shoulder / Griffin standing left. TextImage
BMC 59Teos, Ionia, AE20 semi-autonomous issue, AD 200-276. Magistrate Geg.. Draped bust of Poseidon right, dolphin-entwined trident to right / EΠ ΓEΓ AΛAK THIΩN (sic, AΛAC for ANAK), the poet Anakreon, draped, seated right, holding lyre on his knee with both hands. BMC 59.TextImage
BMC 66Teos, Ionia, AE23. semi-autonomous issue, AD 260-268. 5.70 g. TEΩC, turreted head of Tyche or Dionysos right, thyrsos behind shoulder / CT ΠANKΡATOY-C THIΩ-N around and in fields, Dionysos, wearing long robe, standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos, panther at foot left. BMC 66; Paris 2967.TextImage
Klein 475Teos, Ionia AR Tetartemorion. 7 mm, 0.18 g. 540-478 BC. Griffin standing right / astragalos in incuse square. TextImage
Kuenker 97Teos, Ionia, AR Reduced Rhodian Diobol. Magistrate Dioches, ca 320-294 BC. griffin sitting right, left forepaw raised / THI below, ΔIOYXEΣ (magistrate) to left, lyre or collapsible two-armed anchor. Magistrate var of Imhoof 126A in RSN 1913 (MENTΩΡ); Hunter 8; Pembroke 912M SNG Fitz. 4591 (AΘHNAΓOΡHΣ); Imhoof 126 in RSN 1913 (ΛYΣAN). TextImage
Lindgren 578Teos, Ionia. semi-autonomous issue, AE, 2nd-3rd c. AD. 3.91 g. Draped bust of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy, thyrsos behind head / THIΩN, griffin standing left, placing front paw on kantharos. Lindgren II 578.TextImage
Milne 23Teos, Ionia, AE16, semi-autonomous issue. ca AD 160-190. Bunch of grapes / THIΩN, Dionysos wearing long robe, standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos. Milne 23 in NC 1937.TextImage
Milne 25Teos, Ionia, AE22. semi-autonomous issue, AD 260-268. 5.99 g. TEΩC, turreted head of Dionysos right, thyrsos behind shoulder / EΠI CTΡA KΛ NEIKHΦOΡOY THIΩN around and in fields, Dionysos, loins draped, standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos, panther at foot left. Milne 25 in NC 1937, otherwise unpublished.TextImage
SNG Cop 1433
Sear #3509
Ionia, Teos, AR Drachm. 480-470 BC. griffin sitting right, forpaw raised / crude quadripartite incuse square. SNG Cop 1433, BMC 1. TextObv-Rev
SNG Cop 1436
Sear #3511
Ionia, Teos AR Didrachm or Stater. Late 6th Century BC. griffin sitting right with raised forepaw / quadripartite incuse square. TextImage
SNG Cop 1445Teos, Ionia AR Hemidrachm. Circa 3rd Century BC, magistrate Diogenes. griffin sitting right with raised forepaw / THI ΔIOΓENHΣ, kantharos. SNGvA 2262cf. TextImage
SNG Cop 1448Teos, Ionia. Ca 3rd Century BC. Magistrate Phikrates. AR Hemidrachm (1.38 gm). Griffin running right / THI ΦIKΡ-ATEΣ, Kantharos. SNG Davis 282.TextImage
SNG Cop 1454Teos, Ionia AE18. 3rd Century AD. Magistrate Metrodoros. Griffin / THI MHTΡOΔOΡOΣ, kantharos. TextImage
SNG vA 2253Teos, Ionia, AR hemidrachm, before 545 BC. 13 mm, 2.86 gr. Griffin sitting right / Quadripartite incuse square. SNG von Aulock 2253; SNG Copenhagen 1434.TextImage
SNG vA 2264Teos, Ionia, 3rd c. BC. Magistrate Antagras. AE18, 4.6 gr. Griffin sitting right, front forepaw raised / THIΩN ANTAΓOΡAΣ, kantharus. SNG von Aulock 2264.TextImage
SNG vA 2267Teos, Ionia, 300-30 BC. Magistrate Polythros. AE18 mm, 4.6 gr. Griffin leaping right / THIΩN ΠOΛYΘΡOYΣ around lyre (or "collapsible anchor"). SNG von Aulock 2267; Weber 6222; SNG Cop 1468.TextImage
SNG vA 8019Teos, Ionia; Ca 394-300 BC; Magistrate Diogenes. AR Triobol 1,35gr. griffin sitting right with raised forepaw, wing lowered / THI ΔIOΓENHΣ, kantharos. SNG Cop 1445; BMC 27; Weber 6216; de Luynes 2671; SNG v.Aulock 8019.TextImage
Sternberg XII 252cfTeos, Ionia AR Stater. ca 520–505 BC. griffin sitting right, raising off foreleg / quadripartite incuse. TextImage
Triton V, 1433Teos, Ionia AR Stater. Circa 478-449 BC. T-H-I-O-N, griffin with curled wings seated right, head of Apollo or a negro under raised paw / Quadripartite incuse square. Triton V, 1433 TextImage
Waddington 1986Teos, Ionia, AE22. semi-autonomous issue, ca. AD 1-50. 4.5 g. Bearded head of Silenos right / THIΩN (upwards from lower right), tetrastyle temple with Dionysos standing left within, holding kantharos and thyrsos. Imhoof KM 20; Waddington 1986; Paris 2914.TextImage
Sear 3509Ionia, Teos, AR Drachm. 480-470 BC. griffin sitting right, forpaw raised / crude quadripartite incuse square. SNG Cop 1433, BMC 1.
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Sear 3511Ionia, Teos AR Didrachm or Stater. Late 6th Century BC. griffin sitting right with raised forepaw / quadripartite incuse square. TextImage
Sear 3512Ionia, Teos, Archaic Silver Stater. c500-450BC. Griffin with curled wings, seated right, forepaw raised / quadripartite incuse square. TextImage
AUGUSTUS
RPC 2511Augustus, AE23 of Teos, Ionia, 27 BC-AD 14. ΣEBAΣTOΣ KTIΣTHΣ, Tetrastyle temple with head of Augustus right within / THION, Dionysos, loins draped (long), standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos. RPC I 2511; BMC 69; SNG Cop 1515; Paris 2922 and 2969; Munich 94; Weber 6233.TextImage
RPC 2512Augustus, AE of Teos, Ionia. 3.33 g. ΣEBAΣTOΣ KTIΣTHΣ, bare head right / THIΩN, Dionysos, wearing long robe, standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos. RPC 2512; SNG Cop. 1514.TextImage
RPC 2515Augustus, AE19 of Teos, Ionia. 27 BC-AD 14. 6.40 g. ΣEBAΣTOΣ KTIΣTHΣ, laureate head right / THIΩN, Dionysos, loins draped, standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos; griffin at foot left. RPC I 2515; BMC 67; Vienna 30970; Munich 44A.TextImage
NERO
RPC 2516Nero, AE19 of Teos, Ionia, Nero. AD 54-68. 4.97 g. NEΡΩN KAICAΡ, laureate head right / THIΩN, Dionysos, loins draped long, standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos; griffin at foot left. RPC 2516; BMC 71-73; SNG Cop 1518-1519; Winsemann 510.TextImage
AGRIPPINA II
RPC 2517Agrippina II, AE15 of Teos, Ionia. 3.70 g. AD 54-59. AΓΡIΠΠINA CEBACTH, draped bust right / THIΩN, tetrastyle temple with Dionysos standing left within, holding kantharos and thyrsos. RPC 2517; SNG Cop 1517; Paris 2925; Mionnet Supp. VI, 1935; Prowe III, 1082.TextImage
OCTAVIA
RPC 2519Octavia AE17 of Teos, Ionia. AD 54-62. 3.94 g. OKTAOIAN, diademed and draped bust right / THIΩN, Dionysos, loins draped long, standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos. RPC 2519-2520; SNG Cop 1520-1521; Bernhart 223; Paris 2923 and 2972-2973; Munich 46A.TextImage
SABINA
BMC 76Sabina AE 21mm of Teos, Ionia. CABEINA CEBACTH, draped bust right with hair coiled on top of head / ΦHCEINOC ANTAΓOΡ, cult statue of Artemis Ephesia standing facing. SNG Cop 1523.TextImage
JULIA DOMNA
Kraft 18Julia Domna, AE of Teos, Ionia. 16.34 g. IOVΛIA ΔOMNA CEB, draped bust right, small head of Dionysos right / EΠI CTΡA ΓNHBIOY THIΩN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Kraft, p. 121 and pl. 12, 18; SNG Fitz 4595 var; Leake Coll. 12 var; Imhoof KM 31 var (all: different magistrate).TextImage
TRAJAN DECIUS
Waddington 1994Trajan Decius, A35 of Teos, Ionia. AD 249-251. Magistrate Aur. Artemidorus. A K Γ M K TΡAIANI ΔEKIOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / CT AYΡ AΡTEMIΔΩΡOY THIΩN, Dionysos, loins draped (long), standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos, panther at foot left. Waddington 1994; Righetti Collection Part IV, 703; Kraft, Systeme 46.TextImage
See also: J.M. Balcer, The early silver coinage of Teos: Article in SNR 1968, Vol. 47 (1968), Free download (text only) from SEALS (Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries), Switzerland and PDF of the plates
Entry for Ionia, Teos on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Teus in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum
Search for Teus in the RPC IV (Antonines) database at the Ashmolean Museum

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