Ancient Coinage of Lydia, Apollonis

Apollonis, in Lydia, between Sardes & Pergamon
Not to be confused with Apollonis-Hieron, Lydia

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BMC 1Lydia, Apollonis AR Tetradrachm. Minted under Eumenes III Aristonikos of Pergamon, 133-130. Serpent emerging from cista mystica, within ivy wreath / two snakes entwined around a bow case, thunderbolt above, heads of Zeus & Dionysos to left & right, BA - EV within serpents' coils, AP-OL below. SNGvA 2897. TextImage
BMC 2Apollonis, Lydia, AE20, Autonomous issue, 200-0 BC. 3.41 gr. Turreted head of Kybele right, hair in a bun behind head, wearing necklace / APOLLWNIDEWN, Zeus seated left on cippus, holding eagle and sceptre. BMC 2; Weber 6780; Waddington 4863 corr. (obv.); SNG Cop 18; SNG von Aulock 2898.TextImage
BMC 3Apollonis, Lydia, AE16mm. Head of young Herakles right, in lionskin / APOLLW-NIDEWN above and beneath thunderbolt. BMC 3; SNG v. Aulock 2899; SNG Cop. 17.TextImage
BMC 5Apollonis, Lydia, AE20, Autonomous issue, 200-0 BC. 7.72 gr. QEON CYNKLHTON, youthful, draped bust of the Senate right, countermark, bee / AΠOΛΛΩNIΔEΩN, eagle standing front on a bone, head left, wings spread. BMC 5-7; Mionnet Supp VII, 35.TextImage
BMC 5 varApollonis, Lydia, semi-autonomous. 200-0 BC. 20.7 mm, 5.3 gr. DHMOC, head of Demos right, hair bound in a taenia / AΠOΛΛΩNIΔEΩN, eagle standing facing, head left, wings spread. Unpublished. BMC 5 var (obv. type).TextImage
BMC 9Apollonis, Lydia, AE15 semi-autonomous, 100-150 AD. 14.9mm, 2.15g. APOLLWNIDE, head of Apollo right / IERA CYNKLHTOC, draped bust of the Senate right. BMC 9; Weber (Germany) 3291; Walcher Coll. 2650.TextImage
BMC 10Apollonis, Lydia, semi-autonomous issue, 30 BC-276. Draped bust of Artemis right, quiver behind shoulder / AΠOΛΩNIΔEΩN, stag standing right. BMC 10-11; SNG Cop 19; Mionnet Supp. VII 29; Imhoof LS 3.TextImage
BMC 12-13Apollonis, Lydia, AE18, semi-autonomous issue, AD 138-192. 3.12 g. Helmeted head of Athena right, with aegis / AΠOΛΛΩNIΔEΩN, Tyche standing left, polos on head, holding rudder and cornucopiae. BMC 12-13.TextImage
BMC 14Apollonis, Lydia, AE13, Autonomous, 30 BC-276 AD. Helmeted head of Athena right, with aegis / AΠOΛΛΩNIΔEΩN, lion standing right. BMC 14.TextImage
BNP FondGen 42Apollonis, Lydia, AE 2.08 gr, autonomous issue. ca. 2nd C. BC. Laureate head of Asklepios or Zeus right / AΠOΛΛΩNIΔEΩN, serpent-entwined staff of Asklepios. Bibliothèque nationale Paris, Fonds général 42.TextImage
Apollonis, Lydia, 13 mm, 1.69 g. Helmeted and armoured bust of Athena right with aegis before / AΠOΛΛONIΔEΩN, eagle standing, wings spread, head right. Apparently unpublished with Athena (or Roma). SNG Cop 26 var (Tyche on obv.); SNG Cop 24 var / BMC 5-7 var (Senate on obv.); BMC 1 var and SNG von Aulock 2479 var (Apollo on obv.).TextImage
Lindgren 712Lydia, Apollonis AE16. Flavian times. AΠOΛΛONIΔEΩN, draped bust of Apollo right / IEPA CYNKΛHTOC, bust of youthful senate to right. SNG Tuebingen 3661; Lindgren 712; SNG Cop 22-23; SNG von Aulock 2901; SNG Munich 34. TextImage
Mionnet IV, 33Apollonis, Lydia. AE15-16. Autonomous, 200-0 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress / AΠOΛΛΩNIΔEΩN, winged thunderbolt. Walcher Coll. 2651; Mionnet IV, 33; Mionnet Supp VII, 31-32.TextImage
Mionnet IV, 34Apollonis, Lydia, AE15. 30 BC-276 AD. CYNKLHTOC, draped bust of the Senate right / AΠOΛΛΩNIΔEΩN, Tyche standing left, polos on head, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Mionnet IV, 34.TextImage
Mionnet S7, 28Apollonis, Lydia. AE, 30 BC-276 AD. IERA CYNKLH, diademed head of Senate right / (from top right), AΠOΛΛΩ-NIΔEΩN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Mionnet Supp. VII, 28.TextImage
Mionnet S7, 30Apollonis, Lydia. AE12.5. Autonomous, 200-0 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right / AΠOΛΛΩNIΔEΩN, winged thunderbolt. Mionnet Supp VII, 30.TextImage
Mionnet S7, 34Apollonis, Lydia. AE25. Semi-autonomous. 198-217 AD. Magistrate Demetrios. ΔHMOC AΠOΛΛΩNIΔEΩN, unbearded, laureate head of Demos right, countermark: laureate head of Caracalla right (Howgego 85) / EΠI CTΡA ΔHMHTΡIOY AΠEΛΛA B, Tyche standing left, modius on head, holding patera and cornucopiae. Mionnet Supp VII, 34: Kurth Demos 509.TextImage
Prowe III, 1414Apollonis, Lydia, AE15 semi-autonomous. AD 138-192. 3.27 g. Head of youthful Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy / AΠOΛ-ΛΩNI-ΔEΩN in three lines within ivy wreath, NA monogram above. Prowe III, 1414 (Egger 1914.TextImage
RPC 950Lydia, Apollonis AE16. Flavian Times. ΘEON CYNCΛHTON, draped bust of the Senate right / AΠOΛΛΩNIΔEΩN, tripod. BMC 17. TextImage
RPC 953AE of Apollonis, Lydia. ΘEON CYNKΛHTON, bust of the Senate right / AΠOΛΛONIΔEΩN, eagle standing facing, head left, wings spread. RPC 953; SNG Cop. 24; BMC 5.TextImage
SNG Cop 16Lydia, Apollonis AE19. Late 2nd-1st Century BC. Macedonian shield ornamented with five stars / AΠOΛΛΩ-NIΔEΩN above & below club. SNG Cop 16; Mionnet Supp. VII, 24; Weber (Germany) 3289; SNG Munich 32; Mionnet IV, 39.TextImage
SNG Cop 20Apollonis, Lydia, AE16, semi-autonomous. Late 1st Century AD. ΘEON CYN-KΛHTON, draped bust of the Senate right with Flavian style hairstyle / AΠOΛΛONIΔEΩN, lyre. RPC II 951, SNG Cop 20. TextImage
SNG Munich 36Apollonis, Lydia, pseudo-autonomous issue, ca 138-192 AD. 3.34 g. ΘEOY CYNKΛHTON, draped bust of the Senate right / AΠOΛΛΩNIΔEΩN, Dionysos, standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos. BMC 8 var; SNG München 36.TextImage
SNG vA 2902Lydia, Apollonis, Hermokrates, Strategos, AE20. AΠOΛΛONIΔEΩN, draped turreted bust of Tyche right / EΠI CTΡ EΡMOKΡATOYC, modius containing poppies and corn-ears. SNG von Aulock 2902; Imhoof, Lydische Stadtmuenzen 4.TextImage
Vienna 36062Apollonis, Lydia, semi-autonomous. 138-192 AD. AE 28 mm, 12.25 gr. IEΡA CYNKΛHTOC, youthful, bare-headed, draped bust of the Senate right / AΠOΛΛΩNIΔEΩN, Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre. Vienna 36062.TextImage
Waddington 4865Apollonis, Lydia, AE15, Autonomous, 100 BC-14 AD. Draped bust of Artemis right, quiver behind shoulder / AΠOΛΛΩNIΔEΩN, burning altar. Waddington 4865; Imhoof LS 2.TextImage
Walcher 2649Apollonis, Lydia AE15, Autonomous, 30 BC-276 AD. Bearded head of Herakles right / AΠOΛΛΩNIΔEΩ, lion walking right. Walcher Coll. 2649.TextImage
Weber 6781Apollonis, Lydia. Autonomous issue. 2nd C. AD. 1.99 gr. Draped bust of Artemis right, quiver over shoulder / AΠOΛΩNIΔEΩN (sic), burning altar. Weber 6781; Imhoof Klagenfurt 131; Buttrey-Johnston, "Sardis", 134.TextImage
Winterthur 3682Apollonis, Lydia. Autonomous, 200-0 BC. AE19, 6.73 gr. Macedonian shield ornamented with five stars, countermark eagle / AΠOΛΛΩ-NIΔEΩN, above and beneath club. Winterthur 3682-3683 (same countermark on obv.)TextImage
RPC 951Domitia AE 17mm of Lydia, Apollonis. ΘEON CYNCΛHTON, draped bust of Domitia as youthful Senate right / AΠOΛΛΩNIΔEΩN, lyre. SNG Cop 20.TextImage
Imhoof GRM 1Hadrian AE28 of Apollonis (or Apollonoshieron), Lydia. AD 117-138. Magistrate Gabinius Longinus. AY KAI TΡA AΔΡIANOC, laureate head right / EΠI ΓAB ΛONΓEINOY AΠOΛΛΩNIE (or AΠOΛΛΩNIΔ, Artemis standing right, holding bow and reaching for an arrow from a quiver at her shoulder, facing Apollo standing left, holding branch. Prowe III, 1422; Imhoof GRM, 1; Winterthur 3686; Vienna 17018 (under Apollonoshieron); RPC III 1839.TextImage
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Waddington 4867Hadrian, AE18 of Apollonis, Lydia. 117-138 AD. 3.30 gr. ADRIANOC KAICAR, laureate, draped bust right / AΠOΛΛΩNIΔEΩN, Dionysos standing, holding kantharos and thyrsos. Waddington 4867; RPC III 1840.TextImage
CNG 67,1109Marcus Aurelius AE29 of Lydia, Apollonis. Aeschrion and Hermokrates, magistrates. AV KAI M AURHLIOC ANTWNINOC, bare-headed draped bust right / APOLWNIDEWN across fields, AR ERMOKRATOU AISCRIWNONOC, Zeus standing left, holding eagle & sceptre. Not in standard catalogs. TextImage
RPC ol 3299Marcus Aurelius, AE of Apollonis, Lydia, 161-180 AD. 14.71 g. AY KAI M AVRHLIOC ANTWNINOC, bare-headed, draped bust right / AR ERMOKRATOUC AISXRI APOLWNIDEWN, Asklepios standing facing, head left, leaning on serpent-entwined staff. RPC online 3299.TextImage
SNG Cop 27Faustina Jr AE19 of Lydia, Apollonis. FAVCTEINA CEBACT, draped bust right / APOLLWNIDEON, Demeter standing left holding poppy-heads & corn-ears, left hand resting on long torch. TextImage
RPC online 3957Lucius Verus, AE26 of Apollonis, Lydia, 161-169 AD. 8.95 gr. Magistrate Hermokrates Aischrionos. AY KAI LOY AYRHLI OYHROC, bare head right / EPI CTR ERMOKRATOYC AIXZRIW APOLWNIDEWN, Dionysos standing left, holding bunch of grapes (?) and thyrsos. RPC Online 3957 (CNG 115, 237)TextImage
Burstein 36Commodus, AE 33 of Apollonis, Lydia. Magistrate Moschianos Philippos. 16.53 gr. AYT KAI M AYRHLI KOMODOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / EPI ARX MOCXIANOY.. APOLLWNIDEWN, Poseidon advancing right, brandishing trident and holding hippocamp. Burstein Collection 36.TextImage
Pecunem 32, 315Commodus, AE 25 mm of Apollonis, Lydia. AD 180-193. Magistrate Moschianos Philippos. AYTOK L AY KOMODOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / EPI ARX MOCXI APOLLWNIDE-W-N, Homonoia standing left by altar, polos on head, holding patera and cornucopiae. Unpublished. Pecunem 32, lot 315.TextImage
BMC 21Septimius Severus AE 26mm of Apollonis, Lydia. AVT KAI CEPT CEOVPOC, laureate head right / AΠOΛΛΩNIΔEΩN, two handled krater.TextImage
Waddington 4868Septimius Severus, AE36 of Apollonis, Lydia. 193-211. Magistrate Cl. Sev. Herakleidos. 19.72 gr. AYT KAIC L CEPTI CEOYHROC PER, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, countermark of bust of Caracalla right (Howgego 85) / EPI CTR KELCOY HRAKLEIDOY APOLLWNIDEWN, river-god reclining left, holding reed and resting arm on overturned urn from which waters flow. Waddington 4868; Waddington, Voyages... p. 25; SNG von Aulock 2903.TextImage
CGB 312455Julia Domna, AE25 of Apollonis, Lydia. AD 193-217. IOULIA DOMNA CEBACTH, draped bust right / AΠOΛΛΩNIΔEΩN, Tyche standing left, kalathos on head, holding rudder in right hand and cornucopiae in left. Unpublished reverse for Julia Domna. 312455.TextImage
BMC 22Caracalla AE34 of Apollonis, Lydia. Demetrios, magistrate. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, viewed from the back [c/m: laureate bust right within incuse circle] / EPI CTPA DiHM-HTPIOV APELLA B around, APOLLWNIDE/WN in two lines in exergue, Dionysos standing left within tetrastyle temple, holding cantharus and thyrsus. [c/m: Howgego 85.]TextImage
BMC 24Geta, As Caesar, AE 19mm of Apollonis, Lydia. P CEP GETAC KAICAP, bare-headed & draped bust right / AΠOΛΛΩ-NIΔEΩN, cross-hatched urn containing five grain ears & two poppies. SNG Cop 28v.TextImage
Mionnet IV, 47Geta, AE18 of Apollonis, Lydia. 198-209. P CEP GETAC KAI, bare-headed, draped bust right / APOLLWNIDEWN, modius containing two corn-ears and three poppies. Mionnet IV, 47.TextImage
Mionnet S7, 38Severus Alexander, AE medallion of Apollonis, Lydia. 48.79 gr. 222-235. Magistrate Aur. Tertullos Glykonianos. AYT K P K (sic) M AYR CEBHROC ALEX'ANDROC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, aegis on chest / EPI CTR AYR TERTYLLOY GLYKWNIANOY APOLLWNIDEWN, Demeter, holding torch in each hand, standing in a biga drawn right by two winged serpents. Mionnet Supp VII, 38.TextImage
SNG Cop 29Severus Alexander, AE of Apollonis, Lydia. AD 222-235. AYT AΛEΞANΔΡOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / AΠOΛΛΩNIΔEΩN, Dionysos standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos. SNG Cop 29.TextImage
SNG vA 2905Severus Alexander, AE32 of Apollonis, Lydia. 222-235 AD. Magistrate Aur. Tertullos Glyconianos. AYTKR K M AYR CEBHROC ALEXANDRO, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / EPI CTR AYR TERTYLLOY GLYKWNIANOY APOLLWNIDEWN, Hygieia standing right, holding patera, feeding serpent in arms, facing Asklepios, standing left, leaning on serpent-entwined staff. SNG von Aulock 2905; Mionnet IV, 48.TextImage
Waddington 4869Orbiana, AE31 of Apollonis, Lydia. 225-235 AD. Magistrate Aur. Tertullos Glyconianos. GN CE C ER BAR ORBIANH CEB, draped bust right / EP CTR AYR TERTYLLOY GLY APOLLWNIDEWN, Zeus standing left, holding patera and sceptre. Waddington 4869; Kraft pl. 44.47.TextImage
See also: Entry for Apollonis on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Apollonis in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum
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Search for Apollonis in the RPC IV (Antonines) database at the Ashmolean Museum

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