Ancient Coinage of Lydia, Dioshieron



Dios Hieron or Dioshieron or Diosierites, a small town between Lebedus and Colophon, on the river Cayster. Modern day Birgi (Turkey)


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CIVIC AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
BMC 1Dioshieron, Lydia, AE26, semi-autonomous. 138-192. Magistrate Kerreinios. IEΡA CYNKΛHTOC, draped bust of the Senate right / ΔIOCIEΡEITΩN EΠI KEΡΡEINIOY, Hera, standing left, holding patera and sceptre. BMC 1; Paris 270; SNG Righetti 1022; SNG Turkey 7, 202; SNG Turkey 7, 203.TextImage
BMC 2-3Dioshieron, Lydia, AE 4.68 gr. semi-autonomous. 138-192. ΔHMOC, laureate, bearded head of Demos right / ΔIOCIEΡEITΩN, Asklepios standing facing, looking left, resting on serpent-entwined staff. BMC 2-3; Mionnet IV, 182; SNG Righetti 1021; SNG Turkey 5, 343-344; SNG Turkey 7, 210-211; Kurth Demos 206; SNG Munich 106.TextImage
BMC 4AE20 of Dioshieron, Lydia. semi-autonomous, time of Caracalla (?).4.95 g. EPI EΠI AΠOΛΛNIOY ΔIOCIEΡITΩN, bearded head of Demos right / KAYCTΡOC, river-god Kaistros, holding reed, reclining left on urn from which water flows. BMC 4.TextImage
Forni 248Dioshieron, Lydia, pseudo-autonomous Dioshieron AE24, magistrate Apollonios, time of Hadrian and Pius or Caracalla. 8.54 g. IEΡA CYNKΛHTOC, draped bust of youthful Senate right; capricorn countermark before / EΠI AΠOΛΛONIOY ΔIOCIEΡITΩN, veiled Hera with Kalathos seated left, holding patera and sceptre; H-PA across fields. Forni 248, Imhoof, LS 7.TextImage
Imhoof FG, 308Dioshieron, Lydia. Autonomous. 138-192 AD. 4.52 gr. CYNKΛHTOC IEΡA, draped bust of the Senate right / ΔIOCIEΡEITΩN KAYCTΡOC, river god Kaustros reclining left, holding reed and cornucopiae, resting arm on overturned urn from which waters flow. Imhoof Flussgoetter, 308; SNG Turkey 5, 345; SNG Turkey 7, 209. TextImage
Lindgren III 457Dioshieron, Lydia, AE17. EΠI KEΡΡEINIOY ΔIOCIEΡEITΩN, Helmeted bust of Athena, right, with aegis, countermark: capricorn / KAYCTΡOC, River-god Kaystros reclining left, holding reed and resting on urn from which water flows. Lindgren III 457; Falter 449; SNG Cop 112 var; Imhoof, Flussgoetter 307 var; Imhoof LS 6 var (with "ΔIOCIEΡITΩN").TextImage
Mionnet IV 181Dioshieron, Lydia. semi-autonomous. 138-192 AD. Magistrate Apollonis. 3.44 gr. EΠI AΠOΛΛΩNI ΔIOCIEΡITΩN, bearded head of Demos right, countermark: Δ (Howgego 801)/ KAYCTΡOC, river god Kaustros reclining left, holding reed and cornucopiae, resting arm on overturned urn from which waters flow. BMC 4; Pembroke Num. Ant. II, VIII, 9; Mionnet IV, 181; Kurth, Demos 207.TextImage
Mionnet IV, 183Dioshieron, Lydia, AE16, semi-autonomous. 100-200. ΔIOCIEΡITωN, turreted head of Tyche right / ΔIOCIEΡITωN, Zeus or Serapis, bearded, seated right on stool, holding patera. Mionnet IV, 183; Paris 274 and 1966.453; Plankenhorn (Naumann) 995.TextImage
Paris 275Dioshieron, Lydia. Autonomous. 100-200 AD. 2.82 gr. ΠOΛIC, turreted, draped bust of female Demos or Tyche right / ΔIOCIEΡEITΩN, river god Kaustros reclining left, holding reed and cornucopiae, resting arm on overturned urn from which waters flow. Paris 275; Vienna 34916; SNG Turkey 5, 342; SNG Turkey 7, 200-201. TextImage
Paris 275 (2)Dioshieron, Lydia. AE18, Autonomous. 100-200 AD. 3.67 gr. ΠOΛIC, turreted, draped bust of female Demos or Tyche right / ΔIOCIEΡEITΩN, river god Kaustros reclining left, holding reed and cornucopiae, resting arm on overturned urn from which waters flow. Paris 275; Vienna 34916; SNG Turkey 5, 342; SNG Turkey 7, 200-201. TextImage
Paris 1972.816Dioshieron, Lydia, Autonomous. 138-192. 2.90 gr. ΔHMOC, laureate, draped bust of Demos right / ΔIO-CIEΡI-TΩN in three lines within wreath. Paris 1972.816.TextImage
Pecunum 19, 395Dioshieron, Lydia, AE22, semi-autonomous. 138-192. Magistrate Apollonis. EΠI AΠOΛΛΩNIOY ΔIOCIEΡITΩN, bearded head of Demos right / KAYCTΡOC, river god Kaustros reclining left, holding reed and cornucopiae, resting arm on overturned urn from which waters flow. Pecunum 19, lot 395. Unpublished var of BMC 4; Imhoof LS p. 65, note 1; Mionnet IV, 181; Paris 268 (all with obv. legend with APOLLWNI).TextImage
RPC 2562Dioshieron, Lydia. AE15, Semi-autonomous. Time of Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. ΣEBAΣTOΣ, Capricorn leaping left, cornucopiae over shoulder; monogram in field / ΔIOΣIEΡITΩN, head right, wings spread. Imhoof LS 2.; RPC I 2562; Paris 277.TextImage
Waddington 4957Dioshieron, Lydia, AE16, semi-autonomous. 138-192. Bearded head of Herakles right / ΔIOCIEΡEITΩN, Asklepios standing facing, looking left, resting on serpent-entwined staff. Waddington 4957; Paris 269.TextImage
Waddington 4958Dioshieron, Lydia, AE21, semi-autonomous. 147-161. Magistrate Juli. Mithros. ΔHMOC ΔIOCIEΡEITΩN, bearded head of Demos right / EΠI MIΘΡOY KOΔΡOMHNH, cult statue of Kodromene standing facing, kalathos on head, both hands outstretched, crescent behind her shoulders. Paris 273; Waddington 4958.TextImage
AUGUSTUS
RPC 2556Augustus, AE17 of Dioshieron. 27 BC-14 AD. 2.74g. Papion, magistrate. KAISAROS SEBASTOU, Bare head of Augustus right; lituus to right / DIOSIERITWN PAPIWN, Laureate head of Zeus right. RPC 2556.TextImage
RPC 2558AAugustus, AE15 of Dioshieron, Lydia. 27 BC-14 AD. 2.31g. CEBACTOC, laureate head right / DIOCIERITWN, Zeus standing left, holding patera. RPC I 2558A/1 (this coin).TextImage
TIBERIUS
RPC 2558Tiberius, AE19 of Dioshieron, Lydia. 14-37. SEBASTOS, laureate head right / DIOSIERITWN, Laureate head of Zeus right. RPC I 2558; SNG Cop 113; Paris 278-279; Waddington 4960-4961; SNG Fitzwilliam 4857; Lindgren I 723; SNG Turkey 7, 216-221 (Augustus).TextImage
NERO
RPC 2559Nero AE22-24 of Dioshieron, Lydia. 54-68 AD, 6.20g. NERWN KAISAR, ZEYC (Z retrograde) above, laureate head of youthful Nero right, facing laureate, bearded bust of Zeus left / DIOCIERITWN KOPBOYLWN and monogram around, HPA in field, Hera standing left holding sceptre. RPC 2559 (same dies); BMC 7.TextImage
RPC 2560Nero, AE18 of Dioshieron, Lydia. 54-69 AD. NEΡΩN KAICAΡ, laureate head right / ΔIOCIEΡITΩN KOΡBOYΛΩN, Demos (sometimes described as Zeus), im himation, standing left, right hand outstretched. ΓΡ monogram to left. RPC I, 2560; SNG München 107. TextImage
TRAJAN
SNG vA 2940Trajan. AE 31.7 mm of Dioshieron, Lydia, 17.34 gr. 98-117 AD. Magistrate Apollonios. AYT KAI NER TRAIANOS SEBAS GER, laureate head right / EPI CTR (across fields, CTR as monogram) APOLLWNIOY DIOCIERITWN, Zeus seated left, holding sceptre, right hand outstretched. SNG von Aulock 2940.TextImage
ANTONINUS PIUS
BMC 9Antoninus Pius AE of Dioshieron, Lydia. AD 138-161. Magistrate L. Jul. Mithros Gr. T AIΛIOC KAICAΡ ANTΩNINOC, laureate, draped bust right / EΠI Λ IOY MIΘΡOY ΓΡ ΔIOCIEΡEITΩN in fields and around, Zeus seated left, holding patera and sceptre. BMC 9; SNG Turkey 7, 236.TextImage
SNG Turkey 7, 237Antoninus Pius AE24 of Dioshieron, Lydia. AD 138-161. Magistrate Ae. L. Iouli. Mithres. T AIΛIOC KAICAΡ ANTΩNINOC, laureate, draped bust right / EΠI Λ IOYΛ MIΘΡOY ΔIOCIEΡITΩN, Hera, veiled, standing left, holding patera and sceptre. SNG Turkey 7, 237. Rev. legend var of Imhoof KM 1 and bust type and rev legend var of BMC 10.TextImage
MARCUS AURELIUS
BMC 11Marcus Aurelius, AE of Dioshieron, Lydia. 15.91 gr. AV KAI M AVRHLI ANTWNEINOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / ΔIOCIEΡEITΩN, Zeus seated left, holding statuette of Artemis Ephesia and sceptre. RPC online 1234. BMC 11.TextImage
Imhoof GM 592Marcus Aurelius, AE29 of Dioshieron, Lydia. 161-180 AD. 13.85 gr. AY KAI M AYΡHΛI ANTΩNEINOC, laureate, draped bust right / ΔIOCIEΡEITΩN, Zeus seated left, holding image of Artemis Ephesia and sceptre. Imhoof, GM 592; SNG Turkey 7, 238.TextImage
Paris 286Marcus Aurelius. AE38, 161-180. Magistrate Aur. Lucius. AE 25.14 gr. AY KAI M AYΡ ANTΩNEINOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / EΠI AY ΛOYKIOY ΔIOCIEΡEITΩN, tetrastyle temple with Zeus seated left within, holding patera and sceptre. Paris 286.TextImage
Plankenhorn 997Marcus Aurelius. AE36 of Dieroshieron, Lydia. AD 161-180. Magistrate Ail. Lucius. AY KAI M AYΡ ANTΩNEINOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / EΠI AIΛ ΛOYKIOY ΔIOCIEΡEITΩN, tetrastyle temple with Zeus seated left within, holding patera and sceptre. RPC IV online 1235.4; Plankenhorn (Naumann auction) 997.TextImage
SNG Fitz. 4856Marcus Aurelius AE33 of Dioshieron, Lydia, 161-180 AD. 23.32g. AV KAI M AVΡHΛI ANTΩNEINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / ΔIOCIEΡEITΩN, Zeus seated left, holding patera and sceptre, within tetrastyle temple. SNG Fitzw 4856; Leake 5.TextImage
FAUSTINA II
Mionnet IV, 188Faustina II, AE22 of Dioshieron, Lydia. 161-180. FAYCTEINA CEBACTH, draped bust right / ΔIOCIEΡEITΩN, Hera standing left, holding patera and sceptre. SNG Turkey 7, 243-244; Paris 284; Mionnet IV, 188.TextImage
Paris 283Faustina II, AE18 of Dioshieron, Lydia. 161-180. Magistrate Mithros. FAYCTEINA CEBACTH, draped bust right / EPI MIQROY ΔIOCIEΡEITΩN, Asklepios standing facing, resting on serpent-entwined staff. SNG Turkey 7, 242; Paris 283.TextImage
Waddington 4963Faustina II, AE16 of Dioshieron, Lydia. 161-180. Magistrate Mithros. FAYCTEINA CEBACTH, draped bust right / ΔIOCIEΡEITΩN EPI MIQROY, Asklepios standing facing, resting on serpent-entwined staff. SNG Turkey 7, 240-241; Waddington 4963; Paris 285.TextImage
LUCIUS VERUS
Mionnet 189Lucius Verus, AE29 of Dioshieron, Lydia. 161-169 AD. 16.42g. AYT KAI L AVRH OYHPOC, Laureate and draped bust right / ΔIOCIEΡEITΩN, Zeus seated left, holding patera and sceptre. Mionnet IV, 189.TextImage
RN 8, 404Lucius Verus, AE 33 of Dioshieron, Lydia. 161-169. 19.47 gr. AY KAI L AYRHLIOC OYHROC, laureate, draped bust right / ΔIOCIEΡEITΩN, tetrastyle temple with Zeus seated left within, holding patera and sceptre, shield in pediment. Unpublished reverse for L. Verus. Roma Numismatics, 8, 404.TextImage
COMMODUS
BMC 14Commodus, AE20 of Dioshieron, Lydia. 166-177. L AY KOMODOC KAICAR, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right / ΔIOCIEΡEITΩN, Asklepios standing facing, looking left, resting on serpent-entwined staff. BMC 14; Paris 287.TextImage
Paris 280Commodus, AE18 of Dioshieron, Lydia. 177-192. Magistrate Aristea. AYT KAI MA AY KOMODOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / EPI ARICTEA CTR AYR PRW ΔIOCIEΡEITΩN, tetrastyle temple with Zeus within, seated left, holding patera and sceptre. Paris 280, BMC 13 var (rev. legend).TextImage
SNG Turkey 7, 245Commodus. AE 31.8 mm of Dioshieron, Lydia. 177-192 AD. Magistrate Aristea. 15.87 gr. AYT KAI M AYR KOMODOC, laureate head right / EPI ARICTEA CTRA ΔIOCIEΡEITΩN, Zeus seated left, holding patera and sceptre. SNG Turkey 7, 245.TextImage
JULIA DOMNA
Mionnet IV, 191Julia Domna, AE31 of Dioshieron, Lydia. 193-217. Magistrate Tatianos Poplios. 14.32 gr. IOYLIA DOMNA CEBACTH, draped bust right / EPI TATIANOY POPLIOY ΔIOCIEΡEITΩN, Zeus seated left, holding patera and sceptre. Mionnet IV, 191; Paris 289.TextImage
CARACALLA
Helios 5, 786Caracalla, AE of Dioshieron, Lydia. 22.09 g. AVTOKΡ AVΡ ANTΩNEINOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / EΠI TATHANOY ΛAI ΔIOCIEΡEITΩN, Septimius Severus on horseback galloping right, holding spear, riding over a kneeling captive. Apparently unpublished, Helios 5-786.TextImage
Mionnet IV, 192Caracalla, AE38 of Dioshieron, Lydia. 23.8 gr. 198-217. Magistrate Tertullus Asklepiadus. AY M AYΡ ANTΩNEINOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / EΠI AΠOΛΛΩNIΔOY B TOY ΦOIBOY ΔIOCIEΡEITΩN, tetrastyle temple with Zeus seated left within, holding patera and sceptre. Mionnet IV, 192; Paris 290.TextImage
Righetti Coll. 729Caracalla, AE34 of Dioshieron, Lydia. 198-217. Magistrate Apollonidos Foibos. 26.19 gr. AY M AYΡ ANTΩNEINOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / EΠI AΠOΛΛΩNIΔOY B TOY ΦOIBOY ΔIOCIEΡEITΩN, tetrastyle temple with Zeus seated left within, holding patera and sceptre. Righetti Coll. sale 729; Kraft pl. 63, 9b.TextImage
SNG vA 2941Caracalla AE21 of Dioshieron, Lydia. AD 198-217. AYT K M AYΡ ANTΩNEINOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / ΔIOCIEΡEITΩN, Tyche standing left, polos on head, holding corn-ear, poppy, rudder and cornucopiae. SNG von Aulock 2941.TextImage
SNG vA 2941 varCaracalla, AE20 of Dioshieron, Lydia. 5.22 gr. AVT KAI M AV ANTΩNINOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / EΠI AΠOΛΛ.. ΔIOCIEΡEITΩN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. SNG v. Aulock 2941 var (rev legend); BMC 16-17 var (ditto). CNG 159, 167.TextImage
PLAUTILLA
Paris 291Plautilla, AE25 of Dioshieron, Lydia. 202-205. Magistrate Apollonidos. 12.37 gr. FOYL PLAYTILLA CEBACT, draped bust right / EPI APOLLWNIDOY B TOY FOIBO ΔIOCIEΡEITΩN, Zeus seated left, holding patera and sceptre. Paris 291; SNG Munich 111; Weber (Germany) 3317.TextImage
SNG vA 2942Plautilla, AE29 of Dioshieron, Lydia. 202-205 AD. 14.44g. Strategos: Terulleinus Asclepiades. FOYL PLAYTILAC CEBACTH, diademed and draped bust right / EPI TEPTVLLEINOV ACKLHPIADOV G CTR, Zeus seated left on throne, holding patera and long sceptre; monogram to left. SNG von Aulock 2942.TextImage
GETA
BMC 20Geta, AE16 of Dioshieron, Lydia. AD 198-209 AD. 2.46g. L CE GETAC KA, Draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / ΔIOCIEΡEITΩN, Asklepios standing facing, head left, leaning on serpent-entwined staff. BMC 20 var (obv legend); SNG Copenhagen 118.TextImage
BMC 21Geta. AE18 of Dioshieron, Lydia, 198-209. PO CE GETAC KAI, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / ΔIOCIEΡEITΩN, Hygieia standing right, holding patera, feeding serpent in arms. BMC 21; SNG von Aulock 8225; SNG Turkey 5, 348; SNG Turkey 7, 257; Mionnet IV, 193; SNG Munich 113; Paris 294A.TextImage
Mionnet S7, 132Geta, AE18 of Dioshieron, Lydia. 198-209. L CE GETAC KA, bare head right / ΔIOCIEΡEITΩN, Hygieia standing right, holding patera, feeding serpent in arms. Mionnet Supp VII, 132; Paris 297.TextImage
Paris 293Geta. AE17 of Dioshieron, Lydia. 198-209. L CE GETAC KA, laureate head right / ΔIOCIEΡEITΩN, Asklepios standing facing, looking left, resting on serpent-entwined staff. Paris 293.TextImage
Paris 294Geta, AE16 of Dioshieron, Lydia. 198-209. L CE GETAC KA, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right / ΔIOCIEΡEITΩN, Asklepios standing facing, looking left, resting on serpent-entwined staff. Paris 294.TextImage
Paris 295Geta, AE22 of Dioshieron, Lydia. 198-209. AYTOK KAI P CE GETAC, laureate, draped bust right / ΔIOCIEΡEITΩN, Tyche standing left, polos on head, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Paris 295.TextImage
SGI 2850Geta, AE24 of Dioshieron, Lydia. 197-212 AD. 7.64 gr. PO CEP GETAC KAICAP, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / EPI APOLLWNID OY B TOY FOI ΔIOCIEΡEITΩN around and in fields, Tyche standing left, wearing kalathos and holding rudder and cornucopiae. Sear GIC 2850; SNG Righetti 1025; Kraft pl. 63.12; SNG Turkey 5, 349; SNG Turkey 7, 256.TextImage
SNG Turkey 7, 258Geta, AE17 of Dioshieron, Lydia. 198-209. PO CE GETAC KAI, bare head right / ΔIOCIEΡEITΩN, Hygieia standing right, holding patera, feeding serpent in arms. SNG Turkey 7, 258.TextImage
ELAGABALUS
Paris 298Elagabalus, AE27 of Dioshieron, Lydia. 218-222. Magistrate Aur. Artema. Kornelianus. 9.58 gr. AYT K M AYR ANTWNEINOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / EP CTRA AYR ARTEMA KORNHLIANOY ΔIOCIEΡEITΩN, Zeus seated left, holding patera and sceptre. Paris 298.TextImage
JULIA MAESA
CNG 90, 991Julia Maesa. AE30 of Dioshieron, Lydia. 218-224. Magistrate M. Aurelius Artema... Cornelianus. IOYLIA MAICA CEB, draped bust right / EPI M AYR ARTEMA KORNHLIANOY ΔIOCIEΡEITΩN, Zeus seated left, holding patera and sceptre. Unpublished. CNG 90, 991.TextImage
JULIA MAMAEA
SNG Cop 116Julia Mamaea, AE of Dioshieron, Lydia. 222-235. Magistrate Mord. Saturneinus. IOYLIA MAMEA CEB, draped bust right / EPI CTRA MORD CATORNEINOY ΔIOCIEΡEITΩN, Zeus seated left, holding patera and sceptre. SNG Cop. 120; Mionnet IV, 196; Paris 301; SNG Munich 116.TextImage
SEVERUS ALEXANDER
SNG Cop 119Severus Alexander, AE23 of Dioshieron, Lydia. AD 222-235. 6.89g. M AVR CEVH ALEXANDROC, laureate, draped bust right / ΔIOCIEΡEITΩN, Tyche standing, wearing modius, holding in right hand rudder and two corn-ears, in left cornucopiae. SNG Copenhagen 119.TextImage
Waddington 4964Severus Alexander, AE32 of Dioshieron, Lydia. 222-235. Magistrate M. Ord. Satornios. 15.82 gr. AYT K M AYR CEYH ALEXANDROC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / EPI CTRA M ORD CATORNEINOY DIOCEIEREITWN (sic), Tetrastyle temple with Zeus seated left within, holding patera and sceptre. Waddington 4964; Paris 299; Kraft pl. 14.43.TextImage
GORDIAN III
Waddington 4966Gordian III, AE17 of Dioshieron, Lydia. 238-244. GORDIANOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / ΔIOCIEΡEITΩN, Asklepios standing front, head left, leaning on serpent-entwined staff. Waddington 4966; Paris 302.TextImage
Waddington 4967Gordian III, AE22 of Dioshieron, Lydia. 238-244. AYT K M ANT GORDIANOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / ΔIOCIEΡEITΩN, Tyche standing left, kalathos on head, holding rudder in right hand and cornucopiae in left. Waddington 4967; Paris 303.TextImage

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