Ancient Coinage of Lycaonia, Lystra



A market town in a wild district of south central, modern-day Turkey. There was a temple to Zeus near the gates of the city, and a statue of Hermes dedicated to Zeus has been found here.

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AUGUSTUS
RPC 3538Augustus, AE26 of Lystra, Lycaonia. IMPE AVGVSTI, Laureate head left, cornucopiae behind / COL IVL FEI GEM LYSTRA, Colonist ploughing left with two oxen. RPC I 3538.TextImage
RPC 3539Augustus, AE24 of Lystra, Lycaonia. 9.17 g. 27 BC - AD 14. IMPE AVGVSTI (sometimes partially retrograde), laureate head left (no cornucopiae behind head) / COL IVL-FEL CEM (or GEM) in two lines above, LYSTRA beneath colonist ploughing left with two oxen. RPC I 3539.TextImage
RPC 3540Augustus, AE of Lystra, Lycaonia. 5.94 g. IMP AVG, laureate head right / CERERIS, Ceres, seated left before altar, holding corn-ears, poppies and torch. RPC 3540; Von Aulock 3.TextImage
TITUS
RPC 1606Titus, AE18 of Lystra, Lycaonia. AD 79-81. 5.54 g. IMP T CAE AVG VESPA, laureate head left / COE IVL LVS, helmeted, draped, male head left, two spears behind head. RPC 1606; Paris 74 (this coin); Waddington 4791; SNG France III, 2325.TextImage
RPC 1606
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Titus (79-81), Lystra, Lycaonia, AE18 4.3g. IMP T CAES AVG VESPA, laureate head right / COL IVL LVS, helmeted bust of Athena left. RPC 1606 var (bust direction), Frank Kovacs sale XVI lot 267.TextImage
RPC S2 1606ATitus, AE18 of Lystra, Lycaonia. 4.2g. IMP T CAE AV VESPA, laureate head right / COE IVE LVS, helmeted, draped, male head left, two spears behind head. RPC S2 1606A (this coin).TextImage
ANTONINUS PIUS
SNG Righetti 1465 Antoninus Pius, AE23 of Lystra, Lycaonia, 8.0g, AD 138-161. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TRP COS IIII, laureate head right / MINERVAE COL LVSTRA, Minerva standing left by altar, holding spear and patera, shield on ground behind her. Righetti 1465, Von Aulock 11 in Chiron 2. TextImage
SNG Righetti 1465 (2)Antoninus Pius, AE23 of Lystra, Lycaonia. AD 138-161. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS IIII, laureate head right / MINERVAE COL LVSTRA, Minerva standing left by altar, holding patera and spear; shield behind her. SNG Righetti 1465; Imhoof KM 2; Aulock 11 in Chiron 2 (1972).TextImage
SNG Righetti 1466Antoninus Pius, AE of Lystra, Lycaonia. AD 138-161. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS IIII, laureate head right / CERERIS COL LVSTRA, Ceres seated left, holding corn-ears, poppy and sceptre, modius at feet left. SNG Righetti 1466; Mabbott 2100; Imhoof KM 1; Aulock 12 in Chiron 2 (1972).TextImage
MARCUS AURELIUS
Aulock Lyk. 518Marcus Aurelius, AE16 of Lystra, Lycaonia. 4.4 g. AD 139-161. CAESAR AVRELIVS, bare head right / COL AVG E LVSTRA, she-wolf standing right, suckling the twins Romulus and Remus. Aulock Lykaonien 518; RPC online 7265. (COIN STOLEN - see text file).TextImage
Lindgren III 740Marcus Aurelius AE27 of Lystra, Lycaonia. 8.4 g. IMP CAES M AVX ANTONINOS, laureate, draped bust right / COL IVL FEL GEM LVSTRA, colonist ploughing left with two oxen. Lindgren III 740 (this coin); Paris 75; SNG France 3, 2326; Imhoof MG 121; Mabbott 2101.TextImage
FAUSTINA II
Aulock 1Faustina II, AE of Lystra, Lycaonia. 4.59 gr. FAVSTINAE AVGVSTAE, draped bust right / COL IVL LVSTRA, Tyche, modius on head, standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. RPC online 7267; Von Aulock (1972) 517, 1.TextImage

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