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Ancient Coinage of Askalon, Palestine


Askalon, Ascalon, or Ashkelon, a seaport city founded by the pre-Phoenician Canaanites.

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Gitler III-4OaAskalon, Palestine. Mid 5th century-333 BC. AR Obol 10mm, 0.72g. Female head right / Owl standing facing, wings spread; AN (in Aramaic) at upper left, lotus-like devices around; all within incuse square. Gitler & Tal III.4Oa; HGC 10, 503.TextImage
RPC_2205Askalon, Palestine AE16. Dated Year 180 = 76-77 AD. Turreted & veiled bust of Tyche right / war galley right, date PP and AS above. Rosenberger 54, SNGCop 30. TextImage
RPC_2217Askalon, Palestine AE14. Dated Year 198 = 94-95 AD. ACK, turreted & veiled bust of Tyche right / war galley right, date H9P above. Rosenberger 58. TextImage
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Rosenberger 1Askalon, Palestine AR Phoenician Hemidrachm. ca 200 BC. Turreted veiled & draped bust of Tyche to right / Prow of war galley, AS above. TextImage
Rosenberger 65Askalon, Palestine AE15. Semi-autonomous issue, dated year 217 = 113/114 AD. Turreted bust of Tyche to right / war galley, date ZIC above. TextImage
SNGCop 27Askalon, Palestine, AE12. ca 2nd Century BC. Turreted & veiled head of Tyche right / AS above prow of galley left. TextImage
SNGCop 29vAskalon, Palestine AE15. Year 221=117-118 AD. Veiled and turreted bust of Tyche right, AC to right / war galley left, year AKC above. TextImage
SNGCop 31vAskalon, Palestine AE15. Year 213 = 109-110 AD. Turreted bust of Tyche right, AC to right / War galley right, date GIC above. TextImage
NERO
RPC 4888Nero AE22 of Askalon, Palestine. SEBASTOS, laureate head left / ASKALW, Tyche/Astarte standing left on prow, holding sceptre & aplustre, altar to left, dove to right, BXP to right. BMC 88.TextObvRev
RPC 4889Nero AE18 of Askalon, Palestine. Dated Year 170 = 56-57 AD. (CEB)ACT, laureate head right / AC to left of Phanebal standing left holding harpa & shield with palm, date OP to right.TextImage
VESPASIAN
RPC 2203Vespasian AE18 of Ascalon, Palestine. Dated Year 176 = 72-73 AD. SEBASTOS, laureate head right / AS VOP, war god Phanebal standing facing, holding harpa, shield & palm. TextImage
RPC 2207Vespasian, AE22 of Ascalon, Palestine. 10.21 g. Dated Year 185 (78-79 AD). SEBASTOS, laureate head left / ASKALW, Astarte-Tyche standing left on prow, holding sceptre and aplustre; tall incense altar to left; to right, dove left above date BPR. RPC 2207; Rosenberger 108 var. (date).TextImage
RPC 2208Vespasian AE25 of Askalon, Palestine. SEBASTO, laureate head right / ACKALW, Tyche standing, head right, bird before, BPP below. Lindgren 2453.TextObvRev
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DOMITIAN
RPC 2211Domitian AE21 of Ascalon, Palestine. Dated CY 189 (85/6 CE). Laureate head left / Tyche-Astarte standing left on galley, holding sceptre and aphlaston; altar to left, dove to right, date QPC at lower right. SNG ANS 698. TextImage
RPC 2212Domitian AE21 of Ascalon, Palestine. Dated CY 189 (AD85-86). CEBACTOC, laureate head right / ACKALEWN, Tyche-Astarte standing left on galley, holding sceptre and aphlaston; altar to left, dove to right, date QPC at lower right. RPC 2212; BMC 124-125; Paris 103-104.TextImage
RPC 2213Domitian AE17 of Ascalon, Palestine. Dated Year 189 = 85/86 AD. SE, laureate head right / AS QPP, war god Pharnebal standing left holding harpa, small shield & palm. BMC 129-131.TextImage
RPC 2216Domitian, AE22. Askelon, Palestine. 94-95 AD. CEBAC, laureate head right / AC, The war deity Phanebal standing left, brandishing sword over head and holding shield and palm. HYP (date = 94/5 AD) in left field left. SNG ANS 6, 701, Hendin 280, Mionnet V, 79. TextImage
TITUS
RPC 2209Titus, AE24 of Ascalon, Palestine. Struck 80-81 AD. SEBASTOS, laureate head right / ASKALO, Tyche standing left on prow, holding standard and aphlaston, altar to left, dove standing left over DPR (year 184) in right field. RPC II 2209; BMC 117.TextImage
TRAJAN
BMC 146Trajan AE23 of Ascalon, Palestine. Year IC = 210 = 106/7 AD. City goddess standing between altar and dove. BMC 146.TextObvRev
Hendin 827vTrajan AE18 of Ascalon in Judea. Year EIC = 215 = 111-115 AD. Laureate bust right, CEBAC before / EIC - AC, war god Phanebal standing left holding harpe, shield & palm. Hendin 827v.TextImage
Rosenb. 133Trajan AE18mm of Ascalon, Palestine. Dated Year 213 = 109/110 AD. CEBACTOC, laureate bust right / Phanebal with sword & shield, date GIC to left, AC- to right. Rosenberger 133.TextImage
Rosenb. 139Trajan AE20 of Ascalon, Palestine. Year 215 = 111/112 AD. Laureate bust right. / Phanebal, the war god, with shield & harpe, date EIS to left.TextImage
SNG ANS 711Trajan AE18mm of Ascalon, Palestine. Year 220 = 116/117 AD. CEBACTOC, laureate bust right / Phanebal with sword & shield, ACKA-- to left, date KC to right. SNG ANS 711.TextImage
SNG Cop 37Trajan AE18 of Ascalon, Palestine. Dated Year 211 = 107-108 AD. CEBAC-TOC, laureate head right / war god Phanebal standing left on prow, holding harpe in right hand, sheild & palm in left, date AIC in left field. SNG Cop 37, SNG ANS 204.TextImage
Yr209Ascalon. Trajan AE23. Year 209 = 105/6 AD. CEBACTOC, laureate head right / ACKALW, city-goddess standing left on prow, holding standard & aphlaston, altar in field to left, dove to right, QC to lower right.TextImage
Yr211Trajan AE21 from Askalon, Palestine. Dated Year 211 = 107-108 AD. CEBACTOC, laureate head right / ACKALW, Tyche standing left holding standard and aphlaston, altar in field to left. dove to right, date AIC to lower right.TextImage
Yr213Trajan AE 24 of Ascalon, Palestine. Year 213=109/110 AD. Laureate bust right / Tyche standing left, altar to her left, dove to her right, holding spear and aphlaston, date GIC to right. Rosenberger 132.TextImage
Yr215Trajan AE22 of Askalon, Palestine. Dated Year 215 = 111-112 AD. CEBACTOC, laureate head right / ACKALW, Tyche-Astarte standing left holding standard and aphlaston, altar to left, dove to right, date EIC to lower right. SGI 1093.TextImage
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Yr220Trajan AE 22mm of Ascalon, Palestine. Dated Year 220 = 116/117 CE. CEBACT, laureate head right / City goddess standing right holding sceptre & cornucopiae, ACKALW to left, date KC to right. Rosenberger 144.TextImage
HADRIAN
Rosenb. 149Hadrian AE16 of Ascalon, Palestine. Dated Year 221 = 117/118 AD. CEBACTOC, laureate bust right / war god Phanebal with shield & harpe, ACKA-- to left, AKC to right.TextImage
SNG ANS 713ffHadrian AE22 of Ascalon, Palestine. AD 117-138. 22mm, 11.10 gr. Uncertain date. CEBACTOC, laureate head right / ACKALWN, Tyche-Astarte standing left on galley, holding sceptre and aphlaston; altar to left; dove left over A[..] (date?) in right field. Rosenberger 162-165; SNG ANS 713-716.TextImage
MARCUS AURELIUS
Rosenb. 189Marcus Aurelius. As Caesar, AE26 of Ascalon, Palestine. Dated CY 262 (158/159 AD). Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Poseidon standing left, right foot on rock, holding dolphin and trident, date BXC to right.TextImage
JULIA DOMNA
Hamburger 1932, 178Julia Domna, AE23 of Ascalon, Palestine. Dated Year 302, AD 198-199. (clockwise from centre left) IOY ΔOMNA CEB, draped bust right / ACKAΛωN BT, the Dioskuri standing facing each other, each holding spear and parazonium, star above their heads, crescent in upper centre. SNG ANS 732 var (date). Leo Hamburger auction 1932, lot 178.TextImage
CARACALLA
SNG ANS 733Caracalla AE of Ascalon, Phoenicia. Dated 213-217 AD. AYT K M ANTWNEINOC CEB, laureate head right / DHMARC EX UPATO D, eagle standing on palm branch, wings spread, head right with wreath in beak. Dove standing right below. SNG ANS Palestine 733.TextImage
See also: Perseus Project database, coins of Ascalon
Entry for Palestine, Askalon on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Ascalon in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum
Search for Ascalon in the ANS Database
Search for Ascalon in the RPC IV (Antonines) database at the Ashmolean Museum

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