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Ancient Coinage of Lydia, Mostene

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CITY AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
Berlin 18203616Civic Coinage, AE14 of Mostene, Lydia, ca 200-0 BC. Veiled head of Demeter right, corn ear behind / ΛYΔΩN MOΣTHNΩN, E-MAΠ monogram across lower fields, corn-ear within wreath. Münzkabinett Berlin 18203616; BMC 3 var (field marks).TextImage
BMC 1Mostene, Lydia, AE20, Autonomous issue. 200-100 BC. 10.39 g. Laureate head of Zeus right / ΛYΔΩN MOΣTHNΩN, male figure, wearing chlamys, on horseback, riding right, holding bipennis over shoulder. EΡ monogram in left field, ΡMΛE monogram in right field. BMC 1; Sear GCV 4707; SNG Cop 284; Davis 140.TextImage
BMC 5Mostene, Lydia, AE15, semi-autonomous. 117-192. ΘEAN ΡΩMHN, turreted, draped bust of Roma right / MOCTHNΩN, Demeter standing left, polos on head, holding upright corn-ears and bipennis. Imhoof LS 3; BMC 5; SNG von Aulock 3028; RPC 995; Waddington 5104; Paris 758. TextImage
BMC 6Mostene, Lydia, AE 24, semi-autonomous. 177-192. 8.08 gr. ΔHMOC, laureate head of Demos right / MOCTHNΩN, male figure, radiate, wearing chlamys, on horseback, riding right, holding bipennis over shoulder; lighted altar beneath horse's foreleg, cypress tree to right. BMC 6; Kurth, Demos 556-557; Mionnet IV, 482; Paris 753.TextImage
Falter 481Mostene, Lydia, semi-autonomous. AE, 3.97 gr. AD 69-79. MOCTH, turreted, draped bust of Tyche right / MOCTHNΩN KAICAΡEΩN, river-god Hermos reclining left, holding reed and resting left arm on overturned urn. Helios: Falter Collection 481.TextImage
Falter 482Mostene, Lydia, AE20, semi-autonomous issue. 1st c. BC. Autonomous. 1st c. BC. ΛYΔΩN, turreted, draped bust of Tyche right / MOCTHNΩN ERMOC, river-god Hermos reclining left, holding reed and resting left arm on overturned urn. Helios: Falter Collection 482; Cox 54 var (rev. legend).TextImage
Falter 483Mostene. Lydia, semi-autonomous, 1st c. BC. 3.87 gr. ΘEON ΣYNKΛHTON, draped bust of the Senate right / MOΣTHNΩN KAIΣAΡEΩN, river-god Hermos reclining left, holding reed and resting left arm on overturned urn. Helios: Falter Collection 483.TextImage
Falter 484Mostene, Lydia, semi-autonomous. AE, 3.87 gr. AD 69-79. 3.87 gr. ΘEON CYNKΛHTON, draped, youthful bust of the Senate right / MOCTHNΩN, river-god Hermos reclining left, holding reed and resting left arm on overturned urn. Helios: Falter Collection 484.TextImage
Imhoof KM 1Mostene, Lydia, AE19, semi-autonomous. AD 69-79. ΘEON CYNKΛHTON, draped bust of the Senate right / MOCTHNΩN KAICAΡEΩN, male figure on horseback riding left, holding bipennis over shoulder. Imhoof KM 1; RPC 988; Leypold I, 1078.TextImage
Reich 12477Semi-autonomous, Lydia, Mostene, AE18. ΛYΔΩN, Turreted, draped bust of Tyche right / MOCT-HNΩN, Hermes standing facing, head left, partially clothed with chlamys, holding caduceus and purse, ram at feet left. Unpublished reverse type for Mostene.Text
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RPC Supp. II 990AMostene, Lydia, AE18 semi-autonomous issue. 69-79. Magistrate Bolanos. 3.74 gr. MOSTHNH, draped bust of Mostene right / EΠI BΩΛANOY, Nike standing right, holding wreath and palm branch. RPC II Supp 2 990A.TextImage
RPC 993Mostene, Lydia, AE21. Autonomous. 69-96. MOCTHNH, turreted, draped bust of Tyche right / LYD KAICAREIA, Demeter, veiled, standing left, holding poppy, upright corn-ears and sceptre. Imhoof LS 2; RPC 993; Waddington 5102; Paris 756. TextImage
RPC 994Mostene, Lydia, AE 18, 3.9 gr. Pseudo-autonomous, 117-192 AD. QEON CYNKLHTOC, draped bust of Senate right / MOSTHNWN; Heros on horseback, stepping right, chlamys flying out behind, double axe (bipennis, labrys) over shoulder. Weber 6851; RPC II 994; Imhoof-Blumer KM 1.TextImage
Waddington 5101Mostene, Lydia, AE19, Autonomous. 100-100 BC. 7.18 gr. Laureate head of Zeus right / LUDWN MOSTHNWN, female Amazon on horseback riding right, holding bipennis. EB in left field. Waddington 5101; Paris 755.TextImage
Waddington 5103Mostene, Lydia, AE25, semi-autonomous. 117-192. 9.56 gr. QEAN RWMH, helmeted, draped bust of Roma right, sceptre before / MOCTHNΩN, tripod altar. Waddington 5103; Paris 757.TextImage
Waddington 5105Mostene, Lydia, AE22, semi-autonomous. 69-79. 5.60 gr. CYNKLHTON, bare head of the Senate right / MOCCHNWN ΛYΔΩN (sic), river-god Phrygius reclining left, holding reed and cornucopiae. Waddington 5105; Paris 759.TextImage
Weber 6851Lydia, Mostene, Civic coinage AE18. 2nd Century AD. QEAN CYNKLHT (WN), draped bust of youthful Senate right / MOCT H NΩN, Amazon or Męn or Heros on horse, stepping right; chlamys flying out behind, holding bipennis (double axe) in left hand. Imhoof KM 1; Weber 6851; SNG Lewis 1435. TextImage
CLAUDIUS
RN 4,2040Claudius. AE19 of Mostene, Lydia. 50-54. Magistrate Pedianos. 6.12 gr. TI KLAYDIOY KAISAR, laureate head of Claudius right, countermark: female head right / EPI PEDANIOY KAISAREWN MOSTHNWN, male figure, wearing chlamys, on horseback, riding right, holding bipennis over shoulder. Unpublished. Roma Numismatics 4, 2040.TextImage
RPC 2461Claudius and Agrippina. 50-54. Magistrate Pedianos. TI KLAYDION KAISARA QEAN AGRIPPINAN, jugate busts of Claudius, laureate and Agrippina II, draped, right / EPI PEDANIOY KAISAREWN MOSTHNWN, male figure, wearing chlamys, on horseback, riding right, holding bipennis over shoulder. RPC I 2461; SNG Cop 285; BMC 7-8; Imhoof LS 4; Paris 760; SNG Munich 330; SNG von Aulock 3029; Weber 6852; Mionnet IV, 487; Mionnet Supp. VII, 349.TextImage
NERO
RPC 2462Nero, AE17 of Mostene, Lydia. AD 50-54. 4.98g. Magistrate Pedanius. NEON KAICAΡA, bare head right / EPI PEDANIOU MOCTHNΩN, Demeter, polos on head, seated left on stool, holding corn-ears and bipennis. RPC I 2462; Imhoof LS 4A; SNG Righetti 1046.TextImage
VESPASIAN
RPC 987Vespasian, AE21 of Mostene, Lydia. AD 69-79. 4.31 g. OYEΣΠAΣIANOΣ KAIΣAΡ, laureate head left / KAIΣAΡEΩN MOΣTHNΩN, male figure on horseback, riding left, holding bipennis over shoulder. Imhoof LS 5; RPC 987.TextImage
CNG 90, 994
RPC 987 var
Vespasian, AE22 of Mostene, Lydia. 7.69 gr. OYECPACIANOC KAICAΡ, laureate head right / MOC-TH-NWN, radiate male deity, wearing chlamys and holding bipennis over shoulder, on horseback right; cypress to right. RPC 987 var (rev. legend, cypress tree); apparently unpublished. CNG 90, 994.TextImage
Falter 485
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Vespasian, AE of Mostene, Lydia. AD 69-79. 4.05 gr. OYESPASIANOS KAISAR, laureate head left / KAISAREWN MOSTHNWN, river-god Hermos reclining left, holding reed and resting left arm on overturned urn. Helios: Falter Collection 485. Not in RPC.TextImage
RPC 991Vespasian. AE25 of Mostene, Lydia. AD 69-79. 7.14 gr. KAICAR OYECPACIANOC, laureate head right / KAICAΡEΩN MOCTHNΩN, male figure on horseback, riding left, holding bipennis over shoulder, star in upper left field, crescent in upper right field. Imhoof LS 6 (this coin); Mionnet IV, 488; RPC 991.TextImage
RPC Supp III-2-991AVespasian, AE22 of Mostene, Lydia. AD 69-79. 7.69 g. OYECΠACIANOC KAICAΡ, laureate head right / MOCTHNΩN, male figure, radiate, on horseback, riding right, holding bipennis over shoulder, cypress tree in right field. RPC II Supp. 3-2-991A( this coin); CNG 90, 994.TextImage
TITUS
Leypold 1083 varTitus and Domitian, AE24 of Mostene, Lydia. AD 69-81. 6.32 g. ..OC KAICAΡ, Laureate head of Titus right, facing laureate head of Domitian left / KAICAΡEΩN MOCTHNΩN (anti-clockwise from lower right), male figure, radiate, on horseback, riding right, holding bipennis over shoulder. Leypold 1083 var (obv type and horseman direction). Alberto Tricarico Collection.TextImage
RPC 992Titus and Domitian, AE20 of Mostene, Lydia. 69-81 AD. 4.80 gr. TITOC DOMITIANOC KAICAΡ, Laureate, jugate heads of Titus and Domitian right / MOCTHNΩN, Hero, on horseback standing left, holding bipennis over shoulder. RPC 992 corr. (obv. legend). (RPC omits the word KAICAR).TextImage
RPC 992 (2)Titus and Domitian AE19 of Mostene, Lydia. 69-81. TITOC DOMITIANOC KAICAR, Laureate, jugate heads of Titus and Domitian right / MOCTHNΩN, male figure on horseback, riding left, holding bipennis over shoulder. RPC 992 corr. (this coin); Paris 1988.125. (The RPC authors apparently did not notice the title KAICAR on the left of the obverse.)TextImage
HADRIAN
Mionnet Supp. VII, 350Hadrian, AE31 of Mostene, Lydia. 117-138. AY KAI TRAIAN ADRIANOC CEB, laureate, cuirassed bust right / ΛYΔΩN MOCTHNΩN, male figure, radiate, wearing chlamys, on horseback, riding right, holding bipennis over shoulder; lighted altar beneath horse's foreleg, cypress tree to right. Mionnet Supp. VII, 350-351; Paris 762; (var of SNG vA 8238: bust type).TextImage
SNG vA 8238Hadrian, AE 30 of Mostene, Lydia. 117-138. AY KAI TRAIAN ADRIANOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΛYΔΩN MOCTHNΩN, male figure, radiate, wearing chlamys, on horseback, riding right, holding bipennis over shoulder; lighted altar beneath horse's foreleg, cypress tree to right. SNG von Aulock 8238; Mionnet IV, 489-490; Paris 761. TextImage
SABINA
BMC 10Sabina, AE16 of Mostene, Lydia. AD 128-137. CABEINA CEBACTH, draped bust right / MOCTHNΩN, bipennis between bunch of grapes and grain ears. SNG Copenhagen 286; BMC 10; Imhoof LS 7.TextImage
Milne 1Sabina, AE17 of Mostene, Lydia, AD 117-138. 1.89 g. CABEINA CEBACT, draped bust right / MOCTHNΩN, Demeter standing left, holding bipennis and corn-ears. Milne, Oxford 1 in NC 1939.TextImage
MARCUS AURELIUS
ANS_1944-100-49310Marcus Aurelius as Caesar, AE17 of Mostene, Lydia. AD 144-161. 16.29mm, 3.58g. KAI BHRICCI, bare-headed, draped bust right / MOCTHNΩN, bipennis, bunch of grapes and upright corn-ear. NY 1944.100.49310 (under Lucius Verus); Mark Fox Coll.TextImage
FAUSTINA II
GN GM0372Faustina II. AE25 of Mostene, Lydia. AD 147-175. 7.4 g. FAYCTEINA CEBACTH, draped bust right / ΛYΔΩN MOCTHNΩN, Zeus standing left, holding eagle and sceptre. Unpublished. Gitbud & Naumann GM0372.TextImage
Mionnet 491Faustina II AE24 of Mostene in Lydia. FAVCTEINA CEBACTH, draped bust right / (LUDWN MOCTHNΩN, Hades in galloping quadriga right, carrying off Persephone. Mionnet IV, 491; RPC online 7790.TextImage
LUCIUS VERUS
BMC 11Lucius Verus AE31 of Mostene, Lydia. 161-169. AYT K L AYR BHROC CE, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΛYΔΩN MOCTHNΩN, male figure, radiate, wearing chlamys, on horseback, stepping right, holding bipennis over shoulder; lighted altar beneath horse's foreleg, cypress tree to right. BMC 11; Imhoof LS 8; Waddington 5106; Paris 764.TextImage
Mionnet IV, 492Lucius Verus, AE29 of Mostene, Lydia. 161-169. Magistrate Lo. Pomponios. 17.10 gr. AYT K L AYR OYHROC, laureate head right / EP POMPIO MOCTHNΩN, emperor on horseback right. Mionnet IV, 492; Paris 763. TextImage
COMMODUS
BMC 13Commodus, AE31 of Mostene, Lydia. 177-192. AYT K M AYR KOMMODOC, laureate head right / MOCTHNΩN ΛYΔΩN, male figure, radiate, wearing chlamys, on horseback, riding right, holding bipennis over shoulder; lighted altar beneath horse's foreleg, cypress tree to right. BMC 13; SNG Turkey 7, 391; Mionnet IV, 493; Paris 766; Leypold I, 1084-1085.TextImage
BMC 14Commodus, AE17 of Mostene, Lydia. 177-192. 3.29gr. KOMODOC, laureate, draped bust right / MOCTHNΩN, Nike walking right, holding wreath and palm branch. BMC 14.TextImage
Dieudonne 2Commodus, AE35 of Mostene, Lydia. 22,48 gr. 177-192 AD. Magistrate Numerius Maternus. AVT K M AVR KOMMODOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / EP NY MATERNOY ARC MOCTHNΩN, horseman, radiate, holding bipennis over shoulder, led by Hermes standing right, head turned left, holding long caduceus and bridle; cypress tree in background, small lighted altar under horse's raised leg. Dieudonne 2 in RN 1900 (same dies).TextImage
Imhoof LS 9Commodus. AE40, of Mostene, Lydia. 177-192. Magistrate Au. Maternos. 22.77 gr. AYT K M AYR KOMMODOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / EP AY MATERNOY AR MOCTHNΩN ΛYΔΩN around and in exergue, Helios, naked, radiate, standing in a galloping quadriga right, holding reins in left hand, flaming torch in right. Before the horses, Hermes, naked, walking right, looking back at the horses which he holds by the bridle, and holding caduceus in left hand. Imhoof LS 9; Paris 765.TextImage
Naumann 42, 495Commodus AE19 of Mostene, Lydia. AD 177-192. 6.75 g. KOMOΔOC, laureate, draped bust right / MOCTHNΩN, male figure, radiate, wearing chlamys, on horseback, riding right, holding bipennis over shoulder. Naumann auction 42, lot 495. Unpublished with the city name only on the reverse.TextImage
SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
SNG Munich 332 varSeptimius Severus, AE of Mostene, Lydia. AD 193-211. Magistrate Menekratos. AYT K L CEP CEOYHROC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / EP CTR MENEKRATOYC B MOCTHNΩN, tripod altar, two crossed palm branches above. SNG Munich 332 var (Julia Domna); Helios Numismatik 6, 177.TextImage
JULIA DOMNA
Mionnet IV, 494Julia Domna AE24 of Mostene, Lydia. 193-217. Magistrate Menekratos. IOY DOM CEBACTH (from top right, clockwise), draped bust right / EPI CTR MENEKRATOYC B MOCTH-NW-N, tripod altar, two crossed palm branches above. Mionnet IV, 494; Paris 767.TextImage
GALLIENUS
Mionnet Supp. VII, 354Gallienus, AE of Mostene, Lydia. 13.30 g. LIKIN GALLIHNOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / EPI CTR AVR ZEUXIDOY PLOUTI ADOU MOSTH, Hero, radiate, bipennis (double axe) over shoulder, driving galloping quadriga right; Hermes standing before horses, right hand raised. Mionnet Supp. VII, 354; Paris 769; Weber (Germany) 3352.TextImage
Mionnet Supp. VII, 355Gallienus. AE25 of Mostene, Lydia. 253-268. Magistrate Aur. Zeuchidos Plutiados. 5.58 gr. LIKIN GALLIHNOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / EP CT AYR ZEYXIDOC PLOYTIADOY MOCTH, male figure, radiate, on horseback, stepping right, holding bipennis over left shoulder, before him a cypress tree and Hermes walking right, holding caduceus, looking back at the horse which he is holding by the bridle; small lighted altar beneath the horse's raised front leg. Mionnet Supp. VII, 355; Paris 770; Leypold I, 1087.TextImage
SNG vA 3030Gallienus. AE27 of Mostene, Lydia. 253-268. Magistrate Aur. Zeuchidos Plutiados. 9.53 gr. LIKIN GALLIHNOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / EPI CTR AYR ZEYXIDOC PLOYTIADOY MOCTHN, male figure, radiate, on horseback, stepping right, holding bipennis over left shoulder, before him a cypress tree and Hermes walking right, holding caduceus, looking back at the horse which he is holding by the bridle; small lighted altar beneath the horse's raised front leg. SNG von Aulock 3030; Franke 428; Mionnet IV, 497 corr (MOCTH for MOCTHN); Paris 768; Lindgren 758 (this coin).TextImage
SALONINA
SNG Cop 287Salonina, AE20 of Mostene, Lydia. 254-268. IOY KOR CALONEINA, draped bust right / MOCTHNΩN, Tyche standing left, kalathos on head, holding rudder and cornucopiae. SNG Cop. 287; Waddington 5107; SNG von Aulock 3031.TextImage
SNG vA 3031Salonina AE20 of Mostene, Lydia. 253-268. 4.76 gr. IOY KOR CALWNEINA, draped bust right, wearing stephane / MOCTHNΩN, Tyche standing left, kalathos on head, holding rudder in right hand and cornucopiae in left. Waddington 5107; Paris 772; SNG Cop 287; SNG von Aulock 3031.TextImage
Waddington 5108Salonina, AE21 of Mostene, Lydia, 253-268. IOY KOR CALWNEINA, draped bust right, wearing stephane / MOCTHNΩN, tripod altar, two crossed palm branches above. Waddington 5108; Mionnet Supp. VII, 356; Paris 771; Leypold I, 1088; SNG Munich 334.TextImage
See also: Perseus Project database, coins of mostene
Entry for Mostene on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Mostene in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum
Search for Mostene at AsiaMinorCoins.com
Search for Mostene in the ANS Database

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