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Ancient Coinage of Lucania, Paestum - Poseidonia


Poseidonia, later Paestum, now Pesto in Southern Italy.

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BMC 15Lucania, Paestum. Ca 218-201 BC. AE Quadrans. 2.85g. Diademed head of Poseidon right; three dots behind/ PAIS, Dolphin right, three dots above, club below. BMC 15; HN Italy 1202.TextImage
BMC 27Lucania, Paestum-Poseidonia. 218-201 BC. AE Sextans. 2.31g. Head of Persephone right, crowned with barley, two dots behind / PAIS, Boar running right; Q. VA and two dots below. BMC 27: SNG ANS 760; HN Italy 1211.TextImage
BMC 44Poseidonia (Paestum), Lucania. AE Quadrans 17mm. 2nd. Punic war. Struck 218-201 BC. 3.8g. Diademed head of Neptune right, three dots behind (value) / Dolphin right, three dots above (value), PAIS below. Crawford 5/2; McClean 1107: Hunter 11; BMC 44.TextImage
BMC 48AE Semis 14mm of Poseidonia as Paestum, Lucania. After 125 BC. Head of Pallas Athena right wearing Corinthian helmet, S behind head, all within border of dots. / MOCI above, IIII VIR below rudder. BMC 48.TextImage
BMC 49Lucania, Paestum. Ca 1st c. BC. AE Semis. 2.68 gr. Helmeted head of Pallas Athena right, wearing Corinthian helmet, S behind head / Rudder; M OCI above; IIII VIR below. BMC 49; HN Italy 1248.TextImage
BMC 60Lucania, Poseidonia-Paestum, AE13. POM, Poseidon walking right brandishing trident / POSE, bull standing left. BMC 60; Grunauer 2.80; Magna Graecia 28.TextImage
BMC 63Lucania, Paestum, Ca 90-44 BC. AE Semis. 2.57g. D FA EPV DE, Anchor / VEN PAE, Rudder. BMC 63; HN Italy 1254.TextImage
BMC 69Lucania, Poseidonia-Paestum, AE16. Poseidon walking right, wearing chlamys, striking with trident, left arm extended / POSEIDA on raised band beneath dotted line, bull butting right, head facing. Above, a dolphin swimming right in a circle. BMC 69.TextImage
Crawford 29aPaestum, Lucania, Roman Republic. AE Triens, 14mm. (Duovir C. Saxus ?) Bull standing right / AII CAX (II) VIR, two crossed shields. Crawford ("Paestum and Rome") 29a.TextImage
Crawford Append. 8Paestum, Lucania, AE Quadrans. Two-handled oil jar, four vertical dots to left / PA, Strigil. Crawford, Appendix, 8; Sallusto 59-63; Munich 323.Text
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HN Italy 1109Poseidonia, Lucania. AR obol. 8.71 mm, 0.53 gr. POS (engraved as POM), Poseidon standing right, brandishing trident / POSEI (engraved as POMES) clockwise around central dot. HN Italy 1109; SNG Cop 1294; McClean 1050.TextImage
HN Italy 1151Lucania, Poseidonia-Paestum, c. 420-390 BC. AE12. 1.78g. Poseidon walking right, wielding trident / Bull standing right, retrograde legend above. HNItaly 1151; Grunauer I.TextImage
HN Italy 1153Lucania. Poseidonia, ca. 420-390 BC. AE12mm, 1.57g. Poseidon walking right, brandishing trident / Bull butting left; octopus below. HN Italy 1153.TextImage
HN Italy 1160Lucania, Poseidonia-Paestum, c. 420-390 BC. AE15. Poseidon walking right, wielding trident / POSEIDA beneath bull butting right, head facing. HN Italy 1160; Grunauer X.TextImage
HN Italy 1176Poseidonia, Lucania, AE11, ca. 350-290 BC. 2.16g. Poseidon walking right wielding trident / Bull standing right; triskeles above. HN Italy 1176; Grunauer XXVI.TextImage
HN Italy 1187Poseidonia (Paestum), Lucania, AE Sextans, 20mm; 7.0g. Bearded, diademed head of Neptune right, two dots (value) behind / Dolphin swimming right, two dots above (value), PAIST below. Rutter HN Italy 1187; Crawford Type 4/1.TextImage
HN Italy 1191Lucania. Paestum/Poseidonia, 218-201 BC. AE Triens 15mm, 3.35g. Female head (or Dionysos) right, wearing ivy-wreath; four dots behind / PAIS to right of cornucopiae; four dots to left. Crawford, Paestum 6/1; SNG ANS 737; HN Italy 1191.TextImage
HN Italy 1193Lucania. Paestum/Poseidonia, ca. 218-201 BC. AE Sextans 16mm, 3.79g. Head of Demeter right / PAIC, forepart of boar right; two dots below. HN Italy 1193.TextImage
HN Italy 1196Paestum, Lucania. 218-201 BC. AE Triens. 2.77g. Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with vine / PAIS to right, cornucopiae, spray of leaves on left, four dots vertically to left. HN Italy 1196; Crawford 6/1; SNG ANS 15-18.TextImage
HN Italy 1202Lucania. Paestum/Poseidonia, ca. 218-201 BC. AE Quadrans 14mm, 3.78g. Laureate head of Poseidon right / Dolphin left; caduceus to right. HN Italy 1202.TextImage
HN Italy 1206Lucania. Paestum/Poseidonia, ca. 218-201 BC. AE Quadrans 17mm, 3.59g. Head of Poseidon right; three dots behind / PAIS, Dolphin right; three dots above. Crawford 5/2; HN Italy 1206.TextImage
HN Italy 1215Lucania, Poseidonia-Paestum, 218-201 BC. AE Sextans 15mm, 3.17g. Head of Demeter right, two dots behind / PAIS above wild boar right; crescent and two dots below. HNItaly 1215; Crawford 10/3.TextImage
HN Italy 1220Paestum, Lucania, AE Semis, ca. 2nd century BC. 17mm, 3.03g. Laureate head of Neptune right; S to left / Trident; SQ and legend to left and right of the prongs. HN Italy 1220; Crawford 13.TextImage
HN Italy 1239Paestum, AE Quadrans or Triens. Heads of the Dioscuri right, behind, Q LAV downwards, all within laurel-wreath as border / Corn ear, on left, LEX downwards, on right XXXX downwards, oooo (4 dots) below. Crawford 25/2a; SNG Copenhagen 1369; McClean 1147; HN Italy 1239.TextImage
HN Italy 1254Lucania, Paestum, Ca 90-44 BC. AE Semis. 14mm, 2.98g. D FA EPV DE, Anchor / VEN PAE, Rudder. Crawford, Paestum 35/1; HN Italy 1254; SNG ANS 83; BMC 63.TextImage
SNG ANS 83Poseidonia-Paestum, Lucania. AE 15mm. 50 BC. - 15 AD. PA(IS), Trident / Ankh or anchor. SNG ANS 83.TextImage
SNGANS 606Lucania, Poseidonia. ca 530-500 BC. AR Nomos. POS downwards on left, Poseidon walking right, wielding trident overhead in right hand, chlamys draped over both arms / POS raised on right, Poseidon as on obverse but incuse, trident raised. SNG Cop 1271. TextImage
SNGANS 613Lucania, Poseidonia. Circa 530-500 BC. AR Nomos. Poseidon walking right, wielding trident / Incuse of obverse, but trident in relief. Gorini 3, HN Italy 1107. TextImage
SNGANS 629Lucania, Poseidonia. ca 530-500 BC. AR Drachm. POMES-ESSM, Poseidon walking right, wielding trident overhead in right hand, chlamys draped over both arms / POMES-ESSM raised, Poseidon as on obverse but incuse, trident raised. Jameson 333. TextImage
SNGANS 645ffLucania, Poseidonia AR Stater. 445-420 BC. POM, Poseidon, nude except for chlamys on his shoulders, striding to right, extending his left arm before him and brandishing a trident held in his raised right hand / POME (retrograde), Bull standing to left on ground line. SNG ANS 645-665. TextImage
SNGANS 646Lucania, Poseidonia AR Nomos. 470-445 BC. POMEM to right of Poseidon, naked except for chlamys on his shoulders, walking right, extending his left arm before him and brandishing a trident held in his raised right hand / POME (retrograde), Bull walking right. SNG ANS 646; HN Italy 1114. TextImage
SNGANS 651Lucania, Poseidonia AR Stater. Poseidon walking right, brandishing trident / bull walking left. TextImage
SNGANS 655cfLucania, Poseidonia, ca 445-420 BC, AR Stater. Poseidon walking right, wielding trident; chlamys draped over both arms / Bull walking left. TextImage
SNGANS 659Lucania, Poseidonia AR Nomos. Circa 445-420 BC. Poseidon walking right, wielding trident, chlamys draped over both arms / Bull standing left. TextImage
SNGANS 682Lucania, Poseidonia. ca 410-350 BC. AR Nomos. POSEIDAN, Poseidon walking right, wielding trident, chlamys draped over both arms; dolphin downwards behind / POSEIDANI, bull standing left; dolphin in ex. TextImage
SNGANS 683Lucania, Poseidonia. ca 410-350 BC. AR Nomos. POSEIDAN, Poseidon walking right, wielding trident, chlamys draped over both arms; dolphin before / POSEI-DANI, bull standing left in front of a column supporting an urn, small T at base of column; fish left in ex. TextImage
SNGANS 705Lucania, Poseidonia. 480-400 BC. AR Obol or Twenty-fourth Stater (0.29 gm). Poseidon walking right, brandishing trident; dolphin to left / Bull standing left, two annulets above. TextImage
SNGANS 720Lucania, Poseidonia. Circa 420-390 BC. AE 16mm. Helmeted head of Athena right / Poseidon standing right. Rutter HN 1155. TextImage
SNGANS 722Lucania, Paestum. Circa 264-241 BC. AE 19mm. Laureate head of Neptune right / Cupid on dolphin left. Rutter HN 1185. TextImage
SNG ANS 736Poseidonia-Paestum, Lucania. 268-89 BC. AE Triens 16mm; 2.6g. Head of young Dionysos right, crowned with ivy, four dots behind (value) / PAIS, Caduceus and cornuocopiae, four dots (value) to left. Sear 630; SNG ANS 736ff; SNG Copenhagen 1332; SNG München 1092ff.TextImage
SNG ANS 740Paestum, Lucania, ca 218-201 BC. AE 16.5 mm Quadrans, 2.9 gr. Diademed head of Poseidon right, three dots behind / PAIS beneath dolphin right, three dots above. SNG ANS 740.TextImage
SNGANS 742Lucania, Paestum. Circa 218-201 BC. AE 16mm Quadrans. Diademed male head right / Dolphin right; caduceus. Rutter HN 1202. TextImage
SNGANS 750LUCANIA, Paestum. ca 218-201 BC. AE Sextans. Head of Demeter right / PAIS, forepart of boar right; two pellets below. BMC 46, SNG Cop 1340. TextImage
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SNGANS 762Lucania, Paestum. Circa 218-201 BC. AE 14mm Sescuncia. Head of Ceres right / Dog running right. Rutter HN 1194. TextImage
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SNGANS 763ffPoseidonia-Paestum, Lucania. 300-200 BC. AE Uncia 11mm. Head of Artemis right / PAIS, Caduceus, one dot (value), grain ear to right. SNG ANS II 763ff; Lindgren 293; HN Italien 1212; SNG Cop 1350; SNG Munich 1112.TextImage
SNG ANS 765Poseidonia Paestum, Lucania. 218-201 BC. Uncia. 11mm. Head of Artemis right / PAIS, Grain ear. SNG ANS 765.TextImage
SNGANS 777Lucania, Paestum (Poseidonia). Circa 2nd century BC. AE Triens. Elephant standing right / Filleted cornucopiae; four pellets to right, AVF (ligate) to right. Crawford, Paestum 21/2; HN Italy 1230. TextImage
SNGANS 788Lucania, Paestum AE15 Semis. ca mid-1st century BC. Bust of Athena right in Corinthian helmet / L FAD (AD ligate) above, L SAT (AT ligate) below, clasped hands. Crawford 32, HN Italy 1250. TextImage
SNG ANS 790Lucania, Paestum. Ca. mid 1st Century BC. AE Semis 14mm, 4.11g. PAIS, Draped bust right wearing Corinthian helmet; S to left / L dot FAD above, L dot STA beneath clasped hands. (AD and TA ligate). Crawford, Paestum 32; HN Italy 1250; SNG ANS 790.TextImage
SNGCop 1300Lucania, Poseidonia. Circa 475-450 BC. AR Diobol (1.03 gm). Poseidon walking right, wielding trident overhead in right hand, left hand extended, chlamys hung over shoulders / Bull standing right. TextImage
SNGCop 1303Lucania, Poseidonia. Circa 475-450 BC. AR Obol (0.36 gm). Poseidon walking right, wielding trident overhead in right hand, left hand extended, chlamys hung over shoulders / Bull standing left. TextImage
SNGCop 1329AE Uncia of Poseidonia (Paestum), Lucania. 209-100 BC. 15mm. Head of Neptune right, one dot of value in left field / PAI in left field, trident. Crawford 4, 2; SNG Cop 1329.TextImage
SNGCop 1338AE Quadrans, Poseidonia (Paestum), Lucania. 2. Punic War, struck 218-201 BC. 14mm; 3.5g. Bearded, diademed head of Neptune right, three dots (value) left / PAIS beneath dolphin swimming right, caduceus below, three dots (value) above. Crawford 7/2b; Leake Coll. 3; SNG Cop 1338; BMC 46.TextImage
SNGCop 1341LUCANIA, Paestum. ca 218-201 BC. AE Sextans. Head of Demeter right, two pellets behind / PAIS, wild boar right; spray of leaves & two pellets below. TextImage
SNGCop 1350Poseidonia as Paestum, Lukania. 300-200 BC. AE Uncia 14mm; 2.2g. Head of Artemis right / PAIS, Grain ear. One dot (value) in left field. SNG ANS II 763ff.; Lindgren 293; HN Italien 1212; SNG Cop 1350; SNG München 1112.TextImage
SNGCop 1361Lucania, Paestum AE15 Semis. Under Rome, after 89 BC. Helmeted head of Athena or Ares right. PAE before, S behind. / L dot FA above 2 clasped hands, L dot SA below. TextImage
SNGCop 1361vPoseidonia (Paestum), Lucania. After 89 BC. AE Semis 15mm; 3.7g. Helmeted head of Athena left / L dot PAE / L dot S dot A, clasped hands. cf SNG Cop 1361; Crawford 32 var; HN Italia 1250 var. (all describing head right).TextImage
SNGCop 1367Poseidonia-Paestum, Lucania. AE Semis 13mm. Amphora, sacrificial knife to right / PAE-S, Anchor. SNG Cop. 1367. TextImage
SNGCop 1373Poseidonia (as Paestum), Lucania. 90-50 BC. AE Quadrans 15mm; 2.8g. MINEI(A dot M dot F), head of Mineia right / P-S; S-E across fields, two storey building. Crawford 38c; SNG ANS 804; SNG Cop 1373; McClean 1153; SNG München 1144.TextImage
SNG Cop 1376Poseidonia (Paestum), Lucania, ca. 1-100 AD. AE 14mm; 3.7g. Curule chair / Cult axe. SNG Copenhagen 1376.TextImage
Sear #242Poseidonia Lucania 480-400BC AR Nomos. Poseidon naked but for chlamys across shoulders walking right brandishing trident, POMEI before / Bull walking right, POMEI above. TextImage
Sear #424Poseidonia, Italy, AR plated AE stater. 480-400 BC. ROM, Poseidon naked but for chlamys over shoulders walking right, brandishing trident / Bull standing left, all within shallow circular incuse. TextObvRev
Sear 630Poseidonia as Paestum, Lucania. 268-89 BC. AE Triens 16mm; 4.7g. Head of young Dionysos wreathed with ivy, right, four dots (value) in left field / PAIS, Cornucopiae. four dots (value) and torch in left field. Sear 630; SNG ANS 736ff.; HN Italien 1196ff.; SNG Cop 1332; SNG München 1092ff.TextImage
TIBERIUS
RPC 604Tiberius, AE17 of Paestum-Poseidonia, Lucania. AD 14-37. 3.42 g. Duovirs C. Lolli and M. Doi. Bare head right, lituus in right field / C LOLLI M DOI II VIR around, PSSC below, veiled female figure seated right, holding sceptre and patera. RPC 604; BMC 78-79; Crawford 1; SNG Cop 1383; ANS 806.TextImage
RPC 610Tiberius AE16 of Paestum, Lucania. P S S C, laureate head right / L FADI L CAEL FLA TI CAESAR AVG IIVIR, Victory driving galloping biga left. RPC 610; Crawford 4a; McClean 1162.TextImage
RPC 610 (2)Tiberius AE16 of Paestum, Lucania. P S S C, laureate head right / L FADI L CAEL FLA AVG TI CAESAR IIVIR, Victory driving galloping biga left. RPC 610 (this coin); Crawford 4a; McClean 1162. TextImage
RPC 612Tiberius, AE16 of Paestum-Poseidonia, Lucania. AD 14-37. 4.15 g. Magistrate L. Cael. Clem. Fla. Ti. Caesar. P S S C, laureate head right / L CAEL CLEM FLA TI CAESAR, priestly apex. RPC 612; Crawford 5; SNG Lewis 1222.TextImage
RPC 613Tiberius, AE13 of Paestum-Poseidonia, Lucania. AD 14-37. 4.56 g. L. Licinius, duovir. P S S C, laureate head right / L LICINIVS IIVIR, Victory walking right, holding wreath and palm branch. RPC 613; Crawford 6; SNG Cop 1386.TextImage
RPC 613vTiberius, AE Semis of Poseidonia (Paestum), Lucania; 14-37 BC. Struck under the duovir L. LICINIUS. 16mm; 4.3g. P-S / S-C im Feld, laureate head right / IIVIR - L LICIN(IVS); Nike walking left, holding wreath and palm branch. RPC I, 160, 613var; Crawford, AIIN 23/24 156, 6.TextImage
RPC 614Tiberius, AE17 of Paestum-Poseidonia, Lucania. AD 14-37. 5.85 g. L. Licinius, duovir. P S S C, laureate head right / L LICINIVS IIVIR, Victory standing left, holding wreath and palm branch. RPC 614.TextImage
RPC 617Tiberius, AE15 of Paestum-Poseidonia, Lucania. AD 14-37. 3.03 g. Magistrate A. Vergilius Op., P S S C, laureate head right / A VERGILIVS OPT IIVIR, Mars standing left on pedestal, holding standard and spear. RPC 617; Crawford, Paestum 7a; SNG Cop 1384.TextImage
Perseus Project database, coins of Poseidonia
Magna Graecia Coins of Poseidonia
Carlo Morino's Paestum-Poseidonia page
Entry for Paestum-Poseidonia on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Paestum-Poseidonia in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum

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