Ancient Coinage of Palestine, Eleutheropolis


Eleutheropolis ("free city"), an ancient city of Palestine, between Jerusalem and Gaza, modern Beit Jibrin. Formerly called Betogabra, the town was renamed by Septimius Severus during his Syrian visit in 202 AD.

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SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
Rosenberger 2eptimius Severus, AE 27 of Eleutheropolis, Palestine. AD 193-211. 13.89 g. Dated CY 3 (AD 201/2). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Deity standing left, holding small bust and cornucopiae, within tetrastyle temple with central arch. Rosenberger 2; SNG ANS 891 var. (year 4). TextImage
Rosenberger 7Septimius Severus, AE25 of Eleutheropolis, Palestine. AE 25 dated year 8 (206/7 AD). AV KA CEΠ CEOVEVC CEΠ CEB or similar, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Λ CE CEO EΛEYΘEΡ, tetrastyle temple containing statue of Tyche standing left on river-god, holding bust and cornucopiae, date epsilon-H to left and right. Rosenberger 7.TextImage
SNGANS 891Septimius Severus, AE 27 of Eleutheropolis, Palestine. 9.39g. 203 AD. AV KA CEΠ CEOVEVC CEΠ CEB or similar, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / [Λ CE CEO EΛEYΘEΡ], tetrastyle temple containing statue of Tyche standing left on river-god, holding bust and cornucopiae, date E Delta (year 4) at sides. SNG ANS 891.TextImage
JULIA DOMNA
Mionnet V, 106Julia Domna, AE20 of Eleutheropolis, Palestine. AD 193-217. 5.23 g. Dated Year 8, AD 206-207. IOY ΔOMNA CEB, draped bust right. / Λ CEΠ CE EΛEYΘE, Nike walking left, holding wreath and palm branch, date EH across fields. Mionnet V, 106; Sofaer 10; Saulcy 3; Haym I, XXII and pl. XXVI, 5.TextImage
CARACALLA
SNG ANS 892Caracalla AE23 of Eleutheropolis, Palestine. AD 198-217. 9.37 g. Dated Year 8. AYT K M AY ANTΩ CE, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / Λ CEΠ CEOYH EΛEYΘEΡ, Zeus-Heliopolites standing front, holding whip and grain ear, between two bulls, date E-Θ across fields. SNG ANS 892; Rosenberger 15; Saulcy 2; BMC 4.TextImage
SNG ANS 892 varCaracalla, AE23 of Eleutheropolis, Palestine. AD 198-217. 12.78 g. AYT K M AY ANTΩ CE, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / Λ CEΠ CEOYH EΛEYΘEΡOΠ, Zeus-Heliopolites standing front, holding whip and grain ear, between two bulls. No date in fields. Rosenberger 11-15 var (with date across fields); ; BMC 4 var (ditto); SNG ANS 892 var (ditto and rev legend).TextImage
Sofaer 17Caracalla AE24 of Eleutheropolis, Palestine. AD 198-217. 9.37 g. Dated Year 7. AYT K M AYΡ ANTΩN, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / Λ CEΠ CEOYH EΛEYΘEΡ, draped bust of Serapis right, wearing modius; year Z to right. Sofaer 17.TextImage
GETA
Meshorer 180Geta, AE18 of Eleutheropolis, Palestine. AD 198-209. Π CEΠ ΓETAC, bare-headed, draped bust right. / Λ C CEΠ CAEY, river-god reclining left, holding reed and cornucopiae. Meshorer 180; Rosenberger 19.TextImage
ELAGABALUS
Rosenberger 26Elagabalus AE27 of Eleutheropolis, Palestine. AD 218-222. 17.02 g. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Elagabalus on horseback right. Rosenberger 26. TextImage
See alsoEleutheropolis
Eleutheropolis Excavations

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