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Ancient Coinage of Ionia, Teos


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

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Balcer 13Ionia, Teos AR Stater. Circa 510/05-495/90 BC. Griffin seated right, forepaw raised; swan to lower right / Quadripartite incuse square. Boston MFA 1937, Dewing 2312, SNG Cop 1437. Text
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Balcer 15Ionia, Teos. 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 31Ionia, Teos. 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 67cfIonia, Teos. Circa 540-478 BC. AR Hemiobol (0.59 gm). Griffin with curled wings seated right / Quadripartite incuse square. SNG Cop 1442. TextImage
Balcer 72Ionia, Teos AR Hemiobol. ca 540-478 BC. Griffin seated right, raising forepaw / pebbled, mill-sail quadripartite incuse. SNG Cop 1442. TextImage
Balcer 97Ionia, Teos AR Stater. ca 450-400 BC. Griffin with curled wings seated right; forepart of Pegasos under raised paw / Quadripartite incuse square. TextImage
Balcer 99cfIonia, Teos AR Stater. ca 478470/65 BC. THION, griffin seated right, raising left foreleg, seal downward 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 102cfIonia, Teos AR Stater. ca 470/65-449 BC. Griffin seated right, raising left foreleg, grapes & vine leaf before / Quadripartite incuse. TextImage
Balcer 103Ionia, Teos AR Stater. ca 478449 BC. THION, griffin seated right, raising off foreleg, facing panthers head beneath raised foreleg / quadripartite incuse square. TextImage
Balcer 117Ionia, Teos. 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 130Ionia, Teos, AR Quarter Obol or Tetartemorion. Head of griffin right / quadripartite incuse square with pellet at center of each compartment. TextImage
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BMC 56Ionia, Teos. c2nd Century AD. AE 17mm. Turreted bust of young Dionysos as Teos right, thyrsos over shoulder / Griffin standing left. TextImage
BMC 66Teos, Ionia, AE23. semi-autonomous issue, time of Gallienus. 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 standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos, panther at foot left. BMC 66; Paris 2967.TextImage
Klein 475Ionia, Teos AR Tetartemorion. 540-478 BC. Griffin standing right / astragalos in incuse square. TextImage
Kuenker 97Ionia, Teos AR Reduced Rhodian Diobol. ca 320-294 BC. Griffin seated right, left forepaw raised / THI below, DIOYXES (magistrate) to left, lyre. SNG Turkey 612 var. TextImage
Lindgren 578Teos, Ionia. Pseudo-autonomous issue, AE, 2nd-3rd c. AD. 3.91 g. Draped bust of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy, thyrsos behind head / THIWN, griffin standing left, placing front paw on kantharos. Lindgren II 578.TextImage
SNGCop 1433
Sear #3509
Ionia, Teos, AR Drachm. 480-470 BC. Griffin seated right, forpaw raised / crude quadripartite incuse square. SNG Cop 1433, BMC 1. TextObvRev
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Sear #3511
Ionia, Teos AR Didrachm or Stater. Late 6th Century BC. Griffin seated right with raised forepaw / quadripartite incuse square. TextImage
SNGCop 1445Ionia, Teos AR Hemidrachm. Circa 3rd Century BC, magistrate Diomenes. Griffin seated right with raised forepaw / THI DIOMENHS, kantharos. SNGvA 2262cf. TextImage
SNGCop 1448ffIonia, Teos. Circa 3rd Century BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.38 gm). Griffin running right / THI FIKRATES, Kantharos. TextImage
SNGCop 1454Ionia, Teos AE18. 3rd Century AD. Griffin / THI MHTRODOROS, 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. AE18, 4.6 gr. Griffin sitting right, front forepaw raised / THIWN ANTAGORAS, kantharus. SNG von Aulock 2264.TextImage
SNG vA 2267Teos, Ionia, 300-30 BC. Magistrate Polythros. AE18 mm, 4.6 gr. Griffin leaping right / THIWN POLUQROUS around lyre. SNG von Aulock 2267; Weber 6222; SNG Cop 1468.TextImage
SNG vA 8019Teos, Ionia; Ca 394-300 BC; AR Triobol 1,35gr. Griffin seated right with raised forepaw, wing lowered / THI DIOGENHS, kantharos. SNG Cop 1445; BMC 27; Weber 6216; de Luynes 2671; SNG v.Aulock 8019.TextImage
Sternberg XII 252cfIonia, Teos AR Stater. ca 520510/05 BC. Griffin seated right, raising off foreleg / quadripartite incuse. TextImage
Waddington 1986Teos, Ionia, AE22. Civic 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
obolTeos, Ionia, AR obol, (0.74g) c. 480 BC, Forepart of griffin right, with curled wing / Quadripartite incuse square. TextImage
unlisted_stater_01Ionia, Teos AR Stater. Circa 478-449 BC. T-H-I-O-N, griffin with curled wings seated right, female head under raised paw / Quadripartite incuse square. TextImage
Sear #3509Ionia, Teos, AR Drachm. 480-470 BC. Griffin seated 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 seated 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 2512Augustus, AE of Teos, Ionia. 3.33 g. SEBASTOS KTISTHS, bare head right / THIWN, Dionysos standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos. RPC 2512; SNG Cop. 1514.TextImage
SABINA
BMC 76Sabina AE 21mm of Teos, Ionia. CABEINA CEBACTH, draped bust right with hair coiled on top of head / FHCEINOC ANTAGOP, cult statue of Artemis Ephesia standing facing. SNG Cop 1523.TextImage
JULIA DOMNA
Kraft 18Julia Domna, AE of Teos, Ionia. 16.34 g. IOVLIA DOMNA CEB, draped bust right, small head of Dionysos right / EPI CTRA GNHBIOY THIWN, 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
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
Perseus Project database, coins of Teos
Entry for Ionia, Teos on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Teus in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum
Search for Teos at AsiaMinorCoins.com
Search for Teus in the ANS Database
Search for Teus in the RPC IV (Antonines) database at the Ashmolean Museum

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