Ancient Coinage of Palestine, Aelia Capitolina


[Hendin 810 of Hadrian]

Jerusalem was refounded as Colonia Aelia Capitolina by Hadrian in 131 AD.

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HADRIAN
Hendin_810Hadrian AE 23mm of Aelia Capitolina, Palestine. IMP CAES TRAI HADRIANO AVG P P, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / COL AEL KA-PIT, COND in exergue, Hadrian as founder plowing right, with cow & bull. Meshorer 2.TextImage
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Hendin 811Hadrian & Aelius, AE26 of Aelia Capitolina, Palestine. Laureate bust of Hadrian / bare head of Aelius Caesar. Lindgren III 802.TextObv-Rev
Meshorer 3Hadrian AE17 of Aelia Capitolina, Palestine. IMP HADRIAN...AR CA..., laureate draped bust right / legionary eagle, CO AE below. SNG Cop 23.TextImage
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Meshorer 7Hadrian & Sabina AE20 of Aelia Capitolina, Palestine. 135-138 AD. IMP CAE TR HAD AVG, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / SABIN AVGVS, draped bust of Sabina right. BMC 1.TextImage
Rosenberger 7Hadrian AE25 of Aelia Capitolina, Palestine. Draped & cuirassed bust right / draped bust of Sabina right.TextImage
ANTONINUS PIUS
BMC 5Antoninus Pius, AE23 of Aelia Capitolina, Palestine. IMP ANTONINO AVG P PP, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / COL AELIA CAP, Dionysos, naked, standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos, panther at foot left. BMC 18-19; Mionnet V, 5; Saulcy 1; Meshorer, Aelia 24; Rosenberger 16; Bernhart 209.TextImage
BMC 21Antoninus Pius, AE23 of Aelia Capitolina, Palestine. AD 138-161. 10.12 gr. IMP ANTONINVS AVG PP P (from top right, clockwise), laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / CO A-E CA (from centre right, clockwise), the Dioskuroi standing left and right, their heads turned towards each other, stars above their heads, each holding a spear and resting one hand on their hips, eagle standing facing between them, head left. Meshorer 22; BMC 21.TextImage
BMC 28Antoninus Pius, AE23 of Aelia Capitolina, Palestine. AD 138-161. IMP ANTONINVS AVG PP P, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / CO A E CA (from centre right, clockwise), the Dioskuroi standing left and right, their heads turned towards each other, stars above their heads, each holding a spear and resting one hand on their hips. (No eagle between them). BMC 28.TextImage
Hendin 812Antoninus Pius AE 22mm of Aelia Capitolina, Palestine. ANTONINVS AVG PPP, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / CO AE CA, the Dioscuri standing facing, holding sceptres; heads turned inward; eagle between, head left. Rosenberger 14, Meshorer 22, BMC 21. TextImage
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Meshorer 9Antoninus Pius AE 23 mm of Aelia Capitolina, Palestine. ANTONINVS... bare head right / ..HADRIANO AVG, bare-headed, draped bust of Hadrian right.TextImage
Meshorer 12Antoninus Pius AE 23 of Aelia Capitolina, Palestine. Laureate bust right / bare-headed bust of Marcus Aurelius right.TextImage
Meshorer 14Antoninus Pius, AE16 of Aelia Capitolina, Palestine. AD 138-161. ..W AN, laureate head right / IOL AELIA CAP, Dionysos, loins draped, standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos, panther at foot left. Meshorer 14; Sofaer 15.TextImage
Meshorer 21Antoninus Pius AE25 of Aelia Capitolina, Palestine. IMP ANTONINVS AVG P P P, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / CO AE CA, turreted & draped bust of Tyche right. TextImage
Meshorer 25aAelia Capitolina, Palestine. Antoninus Pius. AD 138-161. AE (21mm, 7.62 g, 11h). Laureate and draped bust right, seen from behind / Ares standing facing, head left, holding spear and shield on ground. Meshorer, Aelia 25a. TextImage
Meshorer 37Antoninus Pius AE 21 of Aelia Capitolina, Palestine. Laureate bust right / small bust of Marcus Aurelius to right.TextImage
Meshorer 41Antoninus Pius, Marcus Aurelius and Faustina II AE 19 mm of Aelia Capitolina. IMP ANTONINO CAES AVG PIO, laureate, draped bust of Antoninus Pius right / VERVS ET FAVST[...], bare-headed, draped bust of Marcus Aurelius right, facing diademed and draped bust of Faustina II left. Berlin 1910/223; RPC online 10146 (both as unknown mint); Meshorer, Aelia Capitolina, p. 76, no. 41.TextImage
Rosen 11Antoninus Pius AE22 of Aelia Capitolina. 9.36 gr. IMP ANTONINVS AVG P PP, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / (from top right) CO AE CA dot, turreted, draped bust of Tyche right. Rosen 11; BMC 8.TextImage
MARCUS AURELIUS
BMC 42Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, AE27 of Aelia Capitolina, Palestine. 19,65 g. IMP C M ANTONINO ET VERO AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Marcus Aurelius right, facing laureate, draped and cuirassed of Lucius Verus left / COL AEL CAP, tetrastyle temple with Tyche-Astarte, turreted standing left within, parazonium at her side, right foot on helmet, holding human bust in right hand. BMC 42; Mionnet V, 20; Saulcy ("Terre Sainte") 3.TextImage
Meshorer 54Marcus Aurelius & Lucius Verus AE25mm of Aelia Capitolina. Confronted busts of M. Aurelius and L. Verus / Victory with wreath & palm branch. Saulcy 5-8.TextImage
Meshorer 55Marcus Aurelius & Lucius Verus AE26 of Aelia Capitolina, Palestine. IMP CAES ANTONINO ET VERO AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed confronted busts of Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus / COL AEL CAP (anticloclwise from top left), Tyche seated left, holding patera and cornucopiae. de Saulcy 9; Mionnet V, 22; Madden 4.TextImage
Meshorer 56Marcus Aurelius & Lucius Verus AE21 of Aelia Capitolina, Palestine. AD 161-180. 6.20 g. M AVR ANTONINVS L VERVS.., confronted busts of Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus / COL AEL CAP, Bust of Serapis left. De Saulcy 2; Mionnet Supp VIII, 14.TextImage
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CARACALLA
BMC 66Caracalla, AE24 of Aelia Capitolina, Palestine. ANTONINVS PIVS AVGVSTVS (or AVGV), laureate, draped bust right / COMM PIA FELIX, COL AEL (below), tetrastyle temple with central arch, within, Tyche standing, holding small bust and sceptre. BMC 66-70.TextImage
Hendin 815cfCaracalla AR Tetradrachm of Aelia Capitolina, Palestine. Dated 215-217 AD. Laureate head right / DHMAR E-X VΠATOC TO D, eagle standing facing, head left, wreath in beak; vine leaf below. Meshorer 95a var, Prieur 1615/1616 (obv./rev.); cf. SNG ANS 614-615. TextImage
Prieur 1617Caracalla, AR tetradrachm, Aelia Capitolina mint. AD 215-217. 14.42g. AYT KAI ANTwNINOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from the back / DHMARX EX YPATOC T D, eagle standing with body right on a filleted thyrsos, head left, tail left, wreath in beak, vine leaf between legs. Prieur 1617; Bellinger 349.TextImage
Prieur 1635Caracalla AR Tetradrachm of Aelia Capitolina, Palestine. AVT KAI ANTWNINOC CEB, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / ΔHMAΡC EX YΠATOC TOD, eagle with spread wings standing facing on thyrsus, head left, cantharus between legs, ivy leaf in exergue.TextImage
GETA
BMC 72Geta, AE25 of Aelia Capitolina, Palestine. AD 198-209. P CEP GETA CAISAR (sic), bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust left / COLONI AELIA CAPI COM P FEL, Dionysos, loins draped, standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos, panther at foot left. BMC 72-74; Meshorer, Aelia 85; Sofaer 86; Kadman 94; Rosenberger 52; Bernhart 210.TextImage
Meshorer 84Geta, AE24 of Aelia Capitolina, Palestine. AD 209-211. P SEP GETA CASAR (sic), bare-headed, draped bust right / COLONI AELIA CAP COM P FEL, Dionysos, loins draped, standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos, panther at foot left. Meshorer 84.TextImage
MACRINUS
SGI 2870vMacrinus, BI tetradrachm, Aelia Capitolina (Jerusalem). 13.28g. AVT K MOPEL MAKRINOC C, laureate head right / DHMARX EZ VPATOC PP, eagle standing facing on thyrsos, head left, wreath in beak, wine-jug between legs. SGI 2870var.TextImage
DIADUMENIAN
Prieur 1645Diadumenian, AR Tetradrachm of Aelia Capitolina (Jerusalem), 217-218 AD. 25mm, 11.46g. (...), bareheaded, draped and cuirassed bust right / DHMARX EX UPATOC (or similar),eagle standing, looking left, wreath in beak. Prieur 1645.TextImage
ELAGABALUS
BMC 85Elagabalus AE 22mm of Aelia Capitolina, Palestine. Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / Quadriga facing, bearing the sacred conical stone of Elagabal.TextImage
de Saulcy 6Elagabalus AE19 of Aelia Capitolina, Palestine. 218-222 AD. IMP C M A[VR ANTONINVS], Laureate, cuirassed bust right / COL A[EL CAP COMM]. Head of Sarapis right, wearing kalathos. CNI I, 130; Madden 4; de Saulcy, Terre Sainte, 6.TextImage
Meshorer 113aElagabalus AE23 of Aelia Capitolina, Palestine. AD 218-222. 10.40 g. IMP C M A ANTWNINOC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / COL AEL CAP COMM PF around and beneath founder plowing left with yoke of oxen; vexillum in background. Meshorer, Aelia 113a; Sofaer 97.TextImage
Meshorer 133aElagabalus AE23mm of Aelia Capitolina, Palestine. Laureate bust right / Eagle on Sacred Stone of Elagabalus drawn by a quadriga of horses. TextImage
SEVERUS ALEXANDER
BMC 94varAlexander Severus, AE21 of Aelia Capitolina, Palestine. 222-235 AD. ..CM A SE ALEXANDV, laureate head right / COL AEL CAP (P retrograde), Tyche seated left, holding patera and cornucopiae; eagle standing left on column before. Meshorer 149 Var; BMC 94 var.TextImage
HERENNIUS ETRUSCUS
Meshorer 168Herennius Etruscus, as Caesar, AE25mm of Aelia Capitolina, Palestine. Q HER ETR MES (DECIVS NOB C), radiate draped bust right / (COL AEL CA)P COM, she-wolf & twins right, legionary aquila in the background.TextImage
Meshorer 169Herennius Etruscus AE28 of Aelia Capitolina, Palestine. C M Q DECIVS ETRVSCVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / COL AEL CAP COM P F, boar running right; on his back, legionary eagle of the Legio X Fretensis. TextImage
Meshorer 172Herennius Etruscus AE26 of Aelia Capitolina. C M Q DECIVS ETRVSCVS AVG, radiate draped bust right / COL AEL CAP COM P F, turreted & draped bust of Tyche right. TextImage
HOSTILIAN
Meshorer 179Hostilian AE26.4 mm of Aelia Capitolina, Palestine. C VAL OST MES QVINTV, radiate head right / COL AEL KA, Astarte standing left holding globe, Nike on a column to right, an eagle on legionary standard to her left, vase at foot. Meshorer 179; de Saulcy Hostilian 1.TextImage

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