Ancient Coinage of Lydia, Hyrkanis


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CITY AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
BMC 2Hykanis, Lydia, AE 16.5 Autonomous. 176-225 AD. MAKEΔONΩ, head of Silenos right, wreathed with ivy / YΡKANΩN, Pan, naked, horned, dancing right, holding pedum and raising hand. BMC 2; Imhoof MG 18.TextImage
BMC 3Hyrkanis, Lydia, semi-autonomous issue. AD 138-192. YΡKANΩN, turreted, draped bust of Tyche right / MAKEΔON, Tyche standing left, kalathos on head, holding rudder in right hand and cornucopiae in left. BMC 3; Winsemann 2873; SNG Turkey 5, 428.TextImage
BMC 4Hyrkanis, Lydia, AE15, semi-autonomous. 100-200. Bare-headed, draped, winged bust of Hermes right, caduceus behind shoulder / YΡKANΩN, serpent-entwined staff of Asklepios. BMC 4; Paris 551; Waddington 5036; SNG Cop 205.TextImage
BMC 5Hyrkanis, Lydia, AE13, Autonomous. 30 BC-AD 276. Head of youthful Herakles right, wearing lionskin / YΡKANΩN, serpent-entwined staff of Asklepios. BMC 5; SNG Cop 206.TextImage
BMC 7Hyrkanis, Lydia, semi-autonomous. AE14, 1.81 gr. 1st c. BC. Helmeted and draped bust of Athena right, with aegis / YΡKANΩN, Telesphoros standing facing, wearing hooded cloak. BMC 7.TextImage
BMC 10Hyrkanis, Lydia, semi-autonomous AE22. 244-249. Magistrate Au. Hermogenos. IEΡA CYNKΛHTOC, draped bust of the Senate right / EΠI A EΡMOΓENOYC YΡKANΩN, Asklepios standing front, head left, leaning on serpent-entwined staff. BMC 10 corr. (obv. description); Mionnet IV, 326.TextImage
Falter 459Hyrkanis, Lydia, AE19, semi-Autonomous. ca 176 BC-276. AE 2.96 gr. IEΡA CYNKΛHTOC, bare-headed, draped bust of the Senate right / YΡKANΩ MAKE, river-god reclining left, holding reed, resting left arm on overturned urn from which waters flow. Falter 459.TextImage
Imhoof FG 314Hyrkanis, Lydia, AE19, semi-Autonomous. ca 176 BC-276. AE 3.89 gr. IEΡA CYNKΛHTOC, bare head of the Senate right / YΡKANΩN ΠIΔACOC, river-god Pidasos reclining left, holding cornucopiae, resting left arm on overturned urn from which waters flow. Imhoof Flussgötter 314; Imhoof LS 2.TextImage
Imhoof LS 1Hykanis, Lydia, AE 16. Autonomous. 176-225 AD. 2.05 gr. MAKEΔONΩN, head of Silenos right, wreathed with ivy / YΡKANΩN, serpent emerging right from cista mystica with half-open lid. Imhoof LS 1.TextImage
Mionnet IV, 320Hyrkanis, Lydia, AE13, Autonomous. 30 BC-AD 276. Youthful head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin / YΡKANΩN, lion walking right. BMC 9; Mionnet IV, 320; SNG Munich 170; Paris 545.TextImage
SNG Cop 207Hyrkanis, Lydia, AE14, Autonomous. 30 BC-AD 276. Helmeted head of Athena right, with aegis / YΡKAN, stag standing right. SNG Cop 207; Imhoof KM 1; Paris 547.TextImage
SNG Cop 208Hyrkanis, Lydia, pseudo-autonomous issue, 3rd century AD. 2.95 g. YΡKANIC, turreted, draped bust of Tyche right / YΡKANΩN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. SNG Cop. 208; SNG München 174.TextImage
SNG Fitz 4863Hyrkanis, Lydia, AE13, Autonomous. 30 BC-AD 276. Bearded head of Herakles right / YΡKANΩN, lion walking right. SNG Fitzwilliam 4863; Leake 1.TextImage
SNG Munich 175Hyrkanis, Lydia, Autonomous. 30 BC-276. AE17, 3.91 gr. IEΡA CYNKΛHTOC, bare headed, draped bust of the Senate right / YΡKANΩN, river-god Pidasos reclining left, holding cornucopiae, resting left arm on overturned urn from which waters flow. SNG Munich 175; Righetti Coll. Sale IV, 753 (this coin); RPC III 1960.TextImage
Svoronos 236Hyrkanis, Lydia, AE19, semi-Autonomous. ca 176 BC-276. AE 4.79 gr. IEΡA CYNKΛHTOC, bare head of the Senate right / YRKANW MAKE, river-god reclining left, holding reed, resting left arm on overturned urn from which waters flow. Svoronos 236 in JIAN 1904; Falter 458.TextImage
Waddington 5035Hyrkanis, Lydia, AE14, semi-autonomous, 30 BC-AD 276. 1.34 gr. Helmeted head of Athena right, with aegis / YΡKANΩN, lyre. Mionnet Supp VII, 218; Waddington 5035; Paris 550.TextImage
Waddington 5036Hyrkanis, Lydia, AE16, semi-autonomous. 100-200. Bare-headed, draped, winged bust of Hermes right, caduceus behind shoulder / YΡKANΩN, serpent-entwined staff of Asklepios. BMC 4; Paris 551; Waddington 5036; Borrell, p. 8 in NC 1845-46.TextImage
Waddington 5037Hyrkanis, Lydia, AE14, semi-autonomous. 30 BC-AD 276. Bearded head of Herakles right / YΡKANΩN, Telesphoros standing facing, wearing hooded cloak. BMC 6; Mionnet IV, 321; SNG Munich 172; Waddington 5037; Paris 552.TextImage
Waddington 5038Hyrkanis, Lydia, AE14, semi-autonomous. 30 BC-AD 276. Bearded head of Herakles right / YΡKANΩN, stag standing right. Waddington 5038; Paris 553.TextImage
Waddington 5039Hyrkanis, Lydia, semi-autonomous. 30 BC-276. IEΡA CYNKΛHTOC, bare-headed, draped bust of the Senate right / YΡKANΩ MAKE, river-god reclining left, holding reed, resting left arm on overturned urn from which waters flow. Falter 459; Waddington 5039; Paris 554.TextImage
Waddington 5040Hyrkanis, Lydia, AE24, semi-autonomous. 244-249. Magistrate Au. Hermogenos. IEΡA CYNKΛHTOC, laureate, draped bust of the Senate right / EΠ CTΡA EΡMOΓENOYC YΡKANΩN (CTΡ is in monogram form), Asklepios standing front, head left, leaning on serpent-entwined staff. Waddington 5040 corr (rev. legend); Paris 555; Kraft pl. 10, 75b. corr. (ditto).TextImage
TRAJAN
BMC 14Trajan AE20 of Hyrkanis, Lydia. 98-117. Magistrate M. Quintianus. AY NEΡ TΡAIA CE ΓE ΔA, laureate head right / YΡKANΩN CTΡ M BE KYINTIANOY, Dionysos, naked but for chlamys over shoulder and lower limbs, standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos. BMC 14; Waddington 5041; Paris 556; RPC III 1949.TextImage
Waddington 5041Trajan, AE22 of Hyrkanis, Lydia. 98-117. Magistrate M. Quintanus. TΡAIA CE ΓE ΔA, laureate head right / YΡKANΩN CTΡ M KYINTIANOY, Dionysos, naked but for chlamys over shoulder and lower limbs, standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos. BMC 14; Waddington 5041; Paris 556.TextImage
Waddington 5042Trajan, AE25 of Hyrkanis, Lydia. 98-117. Magistrate Proclos. 9.27 gr. AYTO NEΡ TΡAIANOC CE ΓEΡ, laureate, draped bust right / ANΘ BIT ΠΡOKΛOY YΡKANΩN, Artemis standing right, holding bow, reaching for arrow from quiver at her shoulder, stag at foot. Waddington 5042; Paris 557.TextImage
HADRIAN
SNG Cop 209Hadrian, AE19 of Hyrkanis, Lydia. Magistrate: son of Quintus. AI KAI AΔΡIANOC, Laureate draped bust right / ANΘ KYIHTOC YΡKANΩN, Dionysos, naked but for chlamys over shoulder and lower limbs, standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos. SNG Cop 209; Waddington 5043 corr. (magistrate's name); Paris 558; RPC III 1958.TextImage
Hunter 585Hadrian AE20 of Hyrkanis, Lydia. AD 117-138. Magistrate Marcus Peducaeus Priscinus. AY KAI AΔΡIANOC, laureate, draped bust right / ANΘ ΠΡICKINΩ YΡKANΩN, Dionysos standing facing, looking left, holding thyrsos and kantharos. Hunter 585; RPC III 1956; Schulten 1989, 337.TextImage
SABINA
BMC 15Sabina, AE of Hyrkanis, Lydia. 1.78 g. CABINA CEBACT, draped bust right / YΡKANΩN, serpent-entwined staff of Asklepios. BMC 15; SNG Cop. 210.TextImage
MARCUS AURELIUS
Imhoof AGM 146Marcus Aurelius, AE23 of Hyrkanis, Lydia. 138-161. Magistrates Papianos and Glyconos. M AY OYHΡOC KAICAΡ, bare head right / EΠI ΠAΠIANOY KAI ΓΛYKΩNOC AΡXON YΡKANΩN, Asklepios standing facing, looking left, resting on serpent-entwined staff. Imhoof "Antike griechische Münzen", 146 in RSN 1913.TextImage
Righetti Coll. 758Marcus Aurelius. AE of Hyrkanis, Lydia. 161-180 AD. Magistrate Poseidippos. 16.77 gr. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / EΠI ΠOCEIΔIΠΠOY Φ AΡXONTOC YΡKANΩN, Kybele seated left on throne, kalathos on head, holding patera and resting left hand on a drum, two lions sitting left at feet. Righetti Coll. Sale IV, 758.TextImage
FAUSTINA II
Waddington 5045Faustina II, AE15 of Hyrkanis, Lydia. 146-180. ΦAYCTINA CEBAC, draped bust right / YΡKANΩN, serpent-entwined staff of Asklepios. BMC 16; Waddington 5045; Paris 560.TextImage
COMMODUS
GN 33, 333Commodus AE30 of Hyrkanis, Lydia. AD 177-192). Magistrate L. Antoninus. 15.86 g. AY KAI M AYΡH KOMOΔOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / CTΡA Λ ANTΩNEINOY YΡKANΩN, Demeter driving biga of serpents left, holding torch in each hand. Var of RPC IV online 1296; SNG von Aulock 2974; SNG Copenhagen 211; Waddington 5046 (all with biga right). Apparently unpublished with biga left. Gitbud & Naumann, 33, lot 333.TextImage
Mionnet IV, 327Commodus AE31 of Hyrkanis, Lydia. 177-192. Magistrate Vettios Antoninus. AY KAI M AYΡH KOMOΔOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / CTΡA Λ OYET ANTΩNEINOY YΡKANΩN, Asklepios standing facing, leaning on serpent-entwined staff. Mionnet IV, 327; Vienna 8228; Paris 563-564.TextImage
Mionnet IV, 328Commodus AE28 of Hyrkanis, Lydia. 177-192. Magistrate Fl. Antoninus. AY KAI M AYΡH KOMOΔOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / CTΡA ΦΛ ANTΩNEINOY YΡKANΩN, Demeter seated left, holding poppy and corn-ears in right hand and torch in left. Mionnet IV, 328; Paris 565.TextImage
Mionnet IV, 329Commodus. AE 37 of Hyrkanis, Lydia, 177-192 AD. Magistrate Vettenianos Antoninus. AYTO KAI M AYΡH KOMOΔO, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / CTΡA Λ OYET ANTΩNEINOY YΡKANΩN MAKEΔ, youthful head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin. Mionnet IV, 329.TextImage
Mionnet IV, 330Commodus AE38 of Hyrkanis, Lydia. 177-192. Magistrate Vettios Antoninus. 27.57 gr. AYTO KAI M AYΡH KOMOΔOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / CTΡA Λ OYET ANTΩNEINOY YΡKANΩN MAKEΔN (sic), the abduction of Persephone: Hades in quadriga of galloping horses right, carrying off the struggling Persephone; Eros, holding torch, flying about the horses heads; behind the chariot is Athena, helmeted, striking the chariot wheel downwards with her spear; basket of flowers beneath the chariot and serpent issuing from the ground. Mionnet IV, 330-331; Paris 561.TextImage
Paris 562Commodus AE38 of Hyrkanis, Lydia. 177-192. Magistrate Vettios Antoninus. AYTO KAI M AYΡH KOMOΔOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / CTΡA Λ OYET ANTΩNEINOY MAKEΔ, YΡKANΩN, the abduction of Persephone: Hades in quadriga of galloping horses right, carrying off the struggling Persephone; Eros, holding torch, flying about the horses heads; behind the chariot is Athena, helmeted, in pursuit, striking the chariot wheel downwards with her spear; basket of flowers beneath the chariot and serpent issuing from the ground. Paris 562.TextImage
SNG Munich 177Commodus, AE33 of Hyrkanis, Lydia. AD 177-192. Magistrate Vettios Antoninus. 20.60 g. AY KAI M AYΡH KOMOΔOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / CTΡA Λ OYET ANTΩNEINOY YΡKANΩN MAKEΔON, river-god reclining left, looking right, resting left arm on a shield behind him, overturned urn below, tree to left. SNG Munich 177; Imhoof FG 313; Imhoof LS 5; Mionnet IV, 332.TextImage
Waddington 5046Commodus, AE32 of Hyrkanis, Lydia. 177-192. Magistrate Luettius Antoninus. AY KAI M AYΡH KOMOΔOC, laureate, draped bust right / CTΡA Λ ANTΩNEINOY YΡKANΩN, Demeter, veil billowing over head, holding torch in each hand, in a biga of winged serpents right. SNG von Aulock 2974; SNG Cop 211; Waddington 5046; Paris 566.TextImage
SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
BMC 20Septimius Severus, AE of Hyrkanis, Lydia. AD 193-211. AY KA Λ C CEOYHΡOC, laureate head right / YΡKANΩN, Asklepios standing front, head left, resting on serpent-entwined staff. BMC 20; SNG von Aulock 2975; Waddington 5047; Paris 567.TextImage
SNG Cop 212 Septimius Severus AE 18mm of Hyrcanis, Lydia. Laureate head right / Asklepios standing facing, head left, leaning on serpent-entwined staff. SNG von Aulock 2975. TextImage
JULIA DOMNA
JA 63Julia Domna, AE23 of Hyrkanis, Lydia. Strategos Lucius. IOYΛIA dot CEBACTH, draped bust right / EΠI CTΡ ΛOYKIOY, YΡKANΩN below, Hades in galloping biga right, carrying off Persephone who is raising both arms. Unpublished. John Aiello collection.TextImage
PHILIP I
BMC 23Philip I, AE20 of Hyrkanis, Lydia. 244-249. 4.36 gr. A K M I ΦIΛIΠΠOC, laureate, draped bust right / YΡKANΩN, Dionysos, loins draped (long), standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos, panther at feet. BMC 23; SNG Cop 213; SNG von Aulock 2976; Mionnet IV, 335.TextImage
Mionnet IV, 334Philip I, AE35 of Hyrkanis, Lydia. 244-249. Magistrate Hermogenos. AY K M IOY ΦIΛIΠΠOC, laureate, draped bust right / EΠ CT TO B AY EΡMOΓENOYC B CTEΦ YΡKANΩN MAKEΔ, Demeter, veil billowing over head, holding torch in each hand and holding corn-ears, standing right in a biga of winged serpents. BMC 22 ("Philip II"); Mionnet IV, 334; Paris 568.TextImage
OTACILIA SEVERA
Mionnet IV, 336Otacilia Severa, AE32 of Hyrkanis, Lydia. 244-249. Magistrate Au. Hermogenos. M ΩTAKIΛIA CEOYHΡA CE, draped bust right / EΠ CT TO B AY EΡMOΓENOY B CTEΦ YΡKANΩN, river-god reclining left, looking right and resting left arm on a shield on the ground behind him, right arm extended over his knee, tree to left. BMC 24; SNG von Aulock 2977; Franke KZR 211; Mionnet IV, 336; Paris 569.TextImage

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