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Ancient Coinage of Lydia, Apollonoshieron



Apollo, the sanctuary of whom gave the city its name.
Close to modern day Bulladan, about 6 miles NW of Tripolis, Lydia. Roman Imperial coinage began with Tiberius.

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CITY AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
BMC 1Lydia, Apollonoshieron, AE21, 4.35g. Helmeted head of Athena right / (from top right) AΠOΛΛΩNIEΡEITΩN, Zeus Lydios standing facing, head left, holding patera and sceptre. BMC Lydia, 1-2.TextImage
Boersema V4570Apollonoshieron, Lydia. AE20, semi-autonomous, AD 249-251. DHMOC, draped bust of Demos right, hair bound in a taenia / AΠOΛΛΩNIEΡEIT, Athena standing half right, holding spear in right hand and resting left hand on shield. Gert Boersema V4570 (Imhoof LS 5 var: rev legend).TextImage
BNP AA.GR.12576Apollonoshieron, Lydia, Autonomous, AE 4.26 gr. CYNKLHTOC, laureate head of the Senate left / AΠOΛΛΩNOIEΡEITΩN, lyre. BN Paris, AA.GR.12576.TextImage
CNG 265, 277Apollonoshieron, Lydia, AE31. semi-autonomous issue. AD 198-217. Magistrate Fl. Numphidias. 15.54 g. ΔHMOC AΠOΛΛΩNIEΡEITΩN, laureate head of Demos right / EΠI ΦΛ NYMΦIΔIAC IEΡEΩC, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Unpublished magistrate. CNG 365, 277.TextImage
Imhoof LS 2Apollonoshieron, Lydia, AE25, semi-autonomous, 14-198 AD. Magistrate Aneiketos. ΔHMOC AΠOΛΛΩNIEΡEITΩN, youthful head of Demos right / EΠI ANEIKHTOY IEΡEΩC, Apollo standing front, head right, holding patera in right hand and resting with left on lyre. Imhoof LS 2 (this coin); Kurth Demos 510.TextImage
Lindgren III 450Apollonoshieron, Lydia. AE15, 161-211 AD. Bearded head of Herakles right / AΠOΛΛΩNIEΡEITΩN, lyre. Lindgren III 450.TextImage
Mionnet IV, 49Apollonoshieron, Lydia. semi-autonomous, 161-211 AD. 2.24 gr. Bearded head of Herakles right / AΠOΛΛΩNIEΡEITΩN, lyre. Lindgren III 450; Mionnet IV, 49.TextImage
Mionnet IV, 50Apollonoshieron, Lydia, AE, semi-autonomous issue, AD 14-217. 4.88 g. Helmeted head of Athena right, with aegis / AΠOΛΛΩNIEΡEITΩN, Zeus Lydios standing left, holding eagle and sceptre. Mionnet IV, 50.TextImage
Paris 68Apollonoshieron, Lydia. Autonomous, 198-217 AD. 3.96 gr. Head of Apollo right, unclear countermark / AΠOΛΛΩNIEΡEITΩN, lyre. Paris 68.TextImage
SNG Cop 30Lydia, Apollonoshieron. AE18, 4.92 gr. 14-217 AD. Helmeted head of Athena right / AΠOΛΛΩNIEΡITΩN, Zeus Lydios standing left, holding eagle and sceptre. SNG Cop 30.TextImage
SNG Righetti 1006Apollonoshieron, Lydia, AE24, semi-Autonomous, 198-217. Magistrate Eilos. IEΡA CYNKΛHTOC, draped bust of the Senate right / EΠI EIΛOY NE AΡX AΠOΛΛΩNOIE, Hades-Serapis standing facing, head right, polos on head, holding sceptre, Kerberos at foot. SNG Righetti 1006; Imhoof LS 4; Imhoof GM 816; Waddington 4873 corr (rev. with EΡΛOY) = BNP, Fonds général 72.TextImage
Vienna 36065Apollonoshieron, Lydia, AE17. Autonomous, 14-217 AD. Youthful head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy / AΠOΛΛΩNIEΡITΩN, bunch of grapes. Vienna 36065; BMC 1901-6-1-84; Prowe III, 421.TextImage
Waddington 4870Apollonoshieron, Lydia. Autonomous. AE18. Draped bust of Asklepios right, serpent-entwined staff before / AΠOΛΛΩNIEΡEITΩN, Nemesis, winged, standing left, holding sistrum, right hand before her breast. Waddington 4870.TextImage
Waddington 4871Apollonoshieron, Lydia, AE22, semi-autonomous, 249-251 AD. ΔHMOC, draped bust of Demos right, hair bound in a taenia / AΠOΛΛΩNIEΡEITΩN, Athena standing half right, holding spear in right hand and resting left hand on shield. Waddington 4871.TextImage
BNP FondGen, 71Apollonoshieron, Lydia. Autonomous, 14-217 AD. Magistrate Philometoros. 6.38 gr. IEΡA CYNKΛHTOC, draped bust of the Senate right / EΠI Γ ΦIΛOMHTOΡOC AΠOΛΛΩNIEΡITΩN,Apollo standing facing, holding patera in right hand and resting left on lyre. Waddington 4872; BMC 4.TextImage
TIBERIUS
RPC 3043Tiberius, AE18 of Apollonoshieron, Lydia. 14-37 AD. TIBEΡIOC KAICAΡ, laureate head right / AΠOΛΛΩNIEΡEITΩN, Apollo, standing facing, holding patera and resting hand on lyre. RPC I 3043; SNG Copenhagen 31; BMC 4.TextImage
RPC 3044Tiberius, AE14, 2.46 gr. of Apollonoshieron, Lydia. 14-37 AD. TIBEΡIOC KAICAΡ, laureate head right / AΠOΛΛΩNIEΡEITΩN, lyre. RPC I 3044; Imhoof LS 15; SNG von Aulock 2906; Weber 6782.TextImage
NERO
RPC 3045Nero, AE18 of Apollonoshieron, Lydia. 54-68 AD. NEΡΩN KAICAΡ CEBACTOC, laureate head right / AΠOΛΛΩNIEΡEITΩN, Apollo standing front, head right, holding patera in right hand and resting with left on lyre. RPC I 3045; BMC 8-9; SNG Cop 33.TextImage
RPC 3046Nero, AE15 of Apollonoshieron, Lydia. AD 54-68. 2.0 g. NEΡΩN KAICAΡ, laureate, draped bust right / AΠOΛΛΩNIEΡEITΩN, lyre. RPC I 3046; SNG Cop 32; Imhoof LS 1.TextImage
MARCUS AURELIUS
Vienna 32885Marcus Aurelius, AE 21.5mm of Apollonoshieron, Lydia, 7.28 gr. (from top right) M AYΡHΛIOC KAICAΡ, bare head right / AΠOΛΛΩN-OIEΡEITΩN (sic), Dionysos standing facing, head left, holding kantharos and thyrsos. Vienna 32885.TextImage
CARACALLA
BMC 10 Caracalla, AE 37mm of Apollonoshieron. AV K M AVΡH ANTΩNEINOC, laureate and cuirassed bust right / EΠI ΦΛ AYΡHEIΛOY NE AΡX A, AΠOΛΛΩNOIE-ΡEITΩN, hexastyle temple with Apollo standing facing within. BMC 10. (Obv legend var of Imhoof LS 3; Waddington 4875).TextImage
Imhoof LS 3Caracalla AE37 of Apollonoshieron, Lydia. AD 198-217. Magistrate Fl. Aur. Eilos. 28.18 g. AY K M AYΡ ANTΩNEINOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / EΠI ΦΛ AYΡ EIΛOY NEΩ AΡX A AΠOΛΛΩNOIEΡEITΩN, hexastyle temple with Apollo standing facing within, resting hand on lyre. Imhoof LS 3; Waddington 4875.TextImage
SEVERUS ALEXANDER
CNG 286, 224Severus Alexander, AE36 of Apollonoshieron, Lydia. 20.71 gr. Magistrate L. Septimius Euphratos. AD 222-235. AYT K M AYΡ CE AΛEXANΔΡOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / EΠ Λ CEΠT EYΦΡATOY AΡX A AΠOΛΛΩNIEΡEITΩN, hexastyle temple with Apollo standing right within. Unpublished. CNG 286, 224.TextImage
HOSTILIAN
BMC 11Hostilian, AE23 of Apollonoshieron, Lydia. 251. ΓA II OYAΛHC OCTIΛ, bare head right / AΠOΛΛΩNOIEΡEITΩN, Hades-Serapis standing facing, head left, polos on head, holding sceptre, Kerberos at foot. BMC 11; Waddington 4876; RPC IX 756 var.TextImage

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