Ancient Coinage of Lesbos, Methymna

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BMC 2Lesbos, Methymna(?) AE 17mm. Circa 4th Century BC. Female head right, in stephane, earring and necklace / AIOΛE, thunderbolt; grapes below.TextImage
BMC 8-9Methymna, Lesbos. Koinon of Aiolis. AE18. ca 330-280 BC. 4.24 g. Head of Hera right, wearing stephane. / AIOΛE, Thunderbolt, caduceus below. BMC 8-9.TextImage
BMC 10Methymna, Lesbos, AR didrachm. 19mm, 6.43g. 450-406 BC. Head of Athena left wearing helmet decorated with a palmette / MAΘ-YMN-AI-ON (from above, clockwise) around a lyre on a slightly raised square, all within incuse square. BMC 10; Franke, Methymna 7A-7D; Imhoof MG 248; McClean 7987.TextImage
BMC 18Lesbos, Methymna. 2nd-1st centuries BC. AE15mm, 4.29 g. Helmeted head of Athena right / MAΘY, Kantharos; bunch of grapes in left field. BMC 18-20; Franke 22F-22O; Weber 5663-5664; SNG Cop 354-355. TextImage
BMC 35Methymna, Lesbos, AE24, 2nd-1st C. BC. Laureate head of Apollo right / M-A Θ-Y in two lines across fields, Arion, wearing long chiton and chlamys, sitting facing on dolphin right, holding lyre in left hand and extending right hand. BMC 35; Franke Methymna 24A; Berlin 28723; SNG Cop 361; Imhoof 2.TextImage
CNG 450, 132Methymna, Lesbos, AE15 civic issue. 2nd-1st century BC. 4.12 g. Helmeted head of Athena right. / M-A Θ-Y in two lines across fields, Apollo standing left, holding patera and lyre. Unpublished. CNG 450, 132.TextImage
Franke 11Methymna, Lesbos, AR obol. ca 450-406 BC. 8mm, 0.48 g. Archaic, helmeted head of Athena left. / Kantharos, M above, an ivy leaf to left and right, all within incuse square. Franke 11; Hoover HGC 903; Imhoof XXVI, 1 in ZFN 1897; Prokesch 6 in AZ 1849.TextImage
Franke 19AMethymna, Lesbos, AE11, after 200 BC. Helmeted head of Athena left / MAΘY across fields, lyre; crested helmet at upper left. Franke 19A; SNG Cop 353.TextImage
Franke 19CMethymna, Lesbos, AE10 civic issue. 200-10 BC. 1.64 g. Helmeted head of Athena left. / M-A Y-Θ in two lines to left and right of lyre, ivy leaf above. Franke Methymna 19C-20A; Weber 5665; Hunter 6.TextImage
Franke 21Methymna AE, after 330 BC. 0.73g. Head of Athena left / MA-ΘY, 4-string lyre. Franke Methymna 21.TextImage
Franke 22EMethymna, Lesbos, AE11. Civic issue, 350-240 BC. 1.54 g. Helmeted head of Athena right. / M-A Θ-Y to left and right of kantharos, star above. Franke Methymna 22E; Berlin 1914.1316.TextImage
Franke 24AMethymna, Lesbos. AE15, civic issue, 350-240 BC. 2.75 g. Helmeted head of Athena right. / M-A-Θ-Y around Arion, holding lyre and plectrum, sitting right on a dolphin swimming right. Franke Methymna 24A-B; Berlin 28723.TextImage
Franke 25AMethymna, Lesbos, AE10 civic issue. 200-10 BC. 1.86 g. Helmeted head of Athena right. / M-A Θ-Y in two lines across fields, kantharos, thunderbolt or horizontal corn-ear above. Franke Methymna 25A.TextImage
Franke 30Methymna, Lesbos, AE15, civic issue. 167-1 BC. 3.71 g. Bearded head of Dionysos Phallenos right, with long, pointed beard and hair in formal locks, wearing Phrygian cap. / MAΘYMNA, kantharos. Franke Methymna 30; Waddington 1379.TextImage
Franke 31AMethymna, Lesbos. AE21, civic issue, 167-100 BC. 5.44 g. Facing head of Dionysos, wreathed with ivy. / MA-ΘY in two lines within wreath. Franke Methymna 31A-31D; SNG Cop 362; SNG Munich 716; Mionnet III 53; Hoover HGC 912.TextImage
G&M 204, 1486Methymna, Lesbos. AR Tetartemorion, 6 mm, 0.20 g. ca 480-460 BC. Facing head of Silenos. / MAΘ, rooster right in incuse square. Possibly unpublished. G & M 204, 1486.TextImage
Göktürk 51Methymna, Lesbos. AR Tetartemorion, 6 mm, 0.29 g. ca 480-460 BC. Facing head of Silenos. / Quadripartite incuse square. Göktürk 51 in Anadolu Vol. 1998; Anatolian Museum inv. 149.2.1.95.TextImage
Göktürk 52Methymna, Lesbos. AR Tetartemorion, 6 mm, 0.25 g. ca 480-460 BC. Facing head of Silenos./ Bunch of grapes in dotted square. Göktürk 52 in Anadolu Vol. 1998; Anatolian Museum inv. 120.30.4.95.TextImage
Klein 351Methymna, Lesbos, AR Obol. 0.55 gr. 420-377 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right / MAΘ, Kantharos within lined circle. Klein 351; cf BMC 11 (with MΘA).TextImage
M & M 27, 2105Methymna, Lesbos. AE21, civic issue, 200-10 BC. 4.02 g. Helmeted head of Athena right. / M-A Θ-Y to left and right of kantharos, small oinochoe in lower right field. Apparently unpublished with this symbol. M&M 27, 2105.TextImage
Rosen 549Lesbos, Methymna AR Stater. Circa 480 BC. MAΘYMNAIOΣ, boar standing right, head lowered / MAΘYMNAIOΣ, helmeted head of Athena right, dotted square border; all within an incuse square. Boston MFA 1659, Jameson 1466 var. TextImage
Schoenert, Dikaia 21fMethymna, Lesbos, AR Tritemorion, 7 mm, 0.29 gr. 400 BC. Head of nymph left, wearing sakkos and earring / Rooster standing right within dotted square all within incuse square. Schoenert-Geiss, Dikaia 21f.TextImage
SNG Cop 352Methymna AR Triobol ca 330-280 BC. 2.92g. Head of Athena right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet with coiled serpent / MA-ΘY, kithara (lyre) with four strings, dolphin to left. SNGCop 352; Franke 13.TextImage
SNG Kayhan 96Methymna, Lesbos, AR hemiobol or 1/48th stater, ca. 400 BC. 7 mm, 0.36 g. Turtle seen from above / Wreath. SNG Kayhan 96; Mueller Coll. 603.TextImage
SNG vA 1743Methymna AE17, 2nd-1st cent BC. 3.31g. Head of Athena right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet / MAΘY, kantharos. SNG von Aulock 1743; SNG München 714; Franke 25.TextImage
Traite 21Methymna AR Diobol ca 500-450 BC. 1.35g. Facing head of Gorgoneion, tongue protruding / Head of Athena left, wearing Corinthian helmet, within dotted incuse square. Traite Pl. 15, 21; Franke, Methymna 5.TextImage
Traite II-2, 2261Methymna AR Hemiobol, ca 360-330 BC. 0.25g, 6mm. Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet / Bunch of grapes within incuse linear circle. Traite II-2, 2261.TextImage
Traite II-2, 2263Methymna, Lesbos. AR hemiobol. ca 450-406 BC. 8 mm, 0.41 g. Facing head of Silenos. / Tortoise within linear circle. Traité II-2 2263; Hoover HGC 901; Goektürk 62 in Anadolou Vol. 1994.TextImage
AUGUSTUS
RPC 2337Augustus, AE19 of Methymna, Lesbos. Magistrate Alexander. 17 BC-AD 2. 5.6 g. CEBACTOC, bare head right, lituus to right. / MAΘYMNAIΩN AΛEXANΔΡOC, gugate bare heads of Caius and Lucius right. RPC I 2337; Mionnet III, 56.TextImage
TRAJAN
Noury Bey 1442Trajan, AE17 of Methymna, Lesbos. AD 98-117. 3.72 g. TΡAIANOC KAICAΡ, laureate head right. / M-A Θ-Y in two lines to left and right of kantharos within dotted circle. Noury Bey Coll. 1442; RPC III 1681A.TextImage
CARACALLA
Franke 24 corrCaracalla AE24 of Methymna, Lesbos. AD 198-217. 10.02 g. AY K M AYΡ ANTΩNINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / MHΘYNAIΩN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Franke, Methymna 24 corr. (OC of obv legend overlooked); Berlin 28723; Mionnet III, 63.TextImage
Naville 41, 155Caracalla, AE33 of Methymna, Lesbos. AD 198-217. 20.28 g. AY KAI MAΡ AYΡ ANTΩNINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / MHΘYMNAIΩN, Asklepios standing front, looking left, leaning on serpent-entwined staff. Apparently unpublished. Naville 41, 155.TextImage
GETA
CNG 197, 71Geta AE20 of Methymna, Lesbos. AD 198-209. 4.76 g. CEΠTI ΓETAC KA, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right. / MHΘYMNAIΩN, helmeted and draped bust of Athena right, wearing aegis. Apparently unpublished. CNG 197, 71.TextImage
SEVERUS ALEXANDER
Franke 32-33Severus Alexander, AE24 of Methymna, Lesbos. AD 222-235. AY K M AYΡ C AΛEXANΔΡOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / MHΘYMNAIΩN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Franke 32-33; SNG von Aulock 7748; Napoli 7998; SNG Munich 719.TextImage
Franke 34 varSeverus Alexander, AE34 of Methymna, Lesbos. AD 222-235. Magistrate Lollianos. 21.69 g. AY K M AYΡ CE AΛEXANΔΡOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / EΠ CTΡ ΛOΛΛIANOY MHΘYMNAIΩN. Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Slight obv legend var of Franke 34 (CEOYH).TextImage
Paris 2009-71Severus Alexander, AE33 of Methymna, Lesbos. AD 222-235. AY K M AY CE AΛEXANΔΡOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / E AΠ AY ZOCIMOY MHΘYMNAIΩN, Athena standing right, holding spear and resting hand on shield at her feet, facing Dionysos standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos, panther at foot left. Paris 2009.71, otherwise unpublished.TextImage
JULIA MAMAEA
CNG 180-94Julia Mamaea, AE33 of Methymna, Lesbos. AD 222-235. 20.98 gr. IOVΛIA MAMAIA CEBA, draped bust right / EAΡ AY ΔΩΣINOY Γ MHΘYMNAIΩN, Athena standing right, holding spear and shield, facing Dionysos standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos, panther at his feet left. Unpublished. CNG 180, 94.TextImage
See also: Entry for Methymna on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Methymna in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum