Ancient Coinage of Lydia, Stratonikeia-Hadrianopolis



(Often confused with Stratonikeia, Caria)

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CITY AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
BMC 3Stratonikeia-Hadrianopolis, Lydia. Semi-autonomous. 238-268. CTΡATONEIKIA, turreted, draped bust of Tyche right / AΔΡIANOΠ CTΡATONEIKEΩN, Artemis running right, holding bow and reaching for an arrow from the quiver at her shoulder, hound at foot. BMC 3; Imhoof LS 19; Waddington 1001; Paris 1585A.TextImage
Imhoof LS 3Stratonikeia, Lydia, AE17, Semi-autonomous issue. 98-138 AD. 2.85 gr. IEΡA CYNKΛHTOC, Youthful bust of the Senate right / INΔI ΠEΔIATΩN ΘEA ΡΩMH, turreted and draped bust of Roma right. Imhoof Lyd. Stadtm. 3-4; Athens Collection 5625; RPC III 1775.TextImage
Imhoof LS 20Stratonikeia-Hadrianopolis, Lydia, AE27, semi-autonomous issue. AD 238-268. 6.3 g. CTΡATONEIKIA, turreted, draped bust of Tyche right / KAIKOC CTΡATONIKEΩN, river-god Kaikos reclining left, holding reed and resting left arm on overturned urn from which waters flow. Imhoof LS 20; Imhoof FG 332; BMC 4; RPC VII 188A; SNG von Aulock 3184; Imhoof GM 631; Johnston Sardis 315.TextImage
SNG vA 3182Stratonikeia, Caria, pseudo-autonomous issue, 98-117 AD. 2.91 g. IEΡA CYNKΛHTOC, draped bust of the Senate right / INΔEI ΘEA ΡΩMH, turreted, draped bust of Roma right. SNG von Aulock 3182; SNG Munich 558; RPC III 1774.TextImage
TRAJAN
SNG Leypold I, 1010Trajan, AE21 of Stratonikeia, Lydia. AD 98-117. 5.8 g. AY NEΡBAN TΡAIANON CE (clockwise from upper right), laureate head right / INΔEIC CTΡATONEI (clockwise from upper right), Nike walking left, holding wreath and palm branch. Leypold I, 1010.TextImage
SNG vA 8268Trajan, AE21 of Stratonikeia-Hadrianopolis, Lydia. AD 98-117. 7-0 gr. AY NEΡBAN TΡAIANON CE, laureate head right / INΔEI CTΡATONEI, Zeus sitting left on stool, holding patera and sceptre. SNG Cop 556; Imhoof LS 5; Mionnet III, 438 (Caria); BMC 5; SNG von Aulock 8268; Leypold I, 1011; RPC III 1772.TextImage
HADRIAN
Imhoof LS 12Hadrian, AE20 of Stratonikeia-Hadrianopolis, Lydia. AD 117-138. AΔΡIANOC KTICTHC, laureate head right / AΔΡIANOΠO C TΡ and YΠA (both as monograms), Zeus seated left on stool, holding patera and sceptre. Imhoof LS 12; Paris AA.GR.5091; RPC III 1780.TextImage
Imhoof LS 13Hadrian, AE30 of Stratonikeia-Hadrianopolis, Lydia. 117-138. Magistrate Kandidos. TΡAIANOC AΔΡIANOC, laureate head right / AΔΡIANOΠOΛEITΩN EΠI CTΡA KANΔIΔOY, Zeus, holding sceptre, standing front, looking left, between Hera, standing right, and Athena, standing left. Imhoof LS 13; Mionnet I, 141 (Thrace in error); Mionnet II, 131 (Bithynia in error); Paris 1172 (Phrygia in error).; RPC III 1779.TextImage
Mabbott I, 1844Hadrian and Lucius Aelius. AE36 of Stratonikeia-Hadrianopolis, Lydia. AD 136-138. Magistrate Kandidos. AYTO AΔΡIANOC KAICAΡ KOMMOΔOC, laureate and draped bust of Hadrian right, facing laureate and draped bust of Lucius Aelius left / AΔΡIANOΠOΛEITΩN EΠI CTΡATHΓOY KANΔIΔOY, Asklepios standing right, resting on serpent-entwined staff, facing Tyche or Homonoia, turreted, standing left, holding cornucopiae. (The reverse erased in antiquity). Fontana 2 in RIN 1975; Fontana Coll. 26; Mabbott I, 1844; RPC III 1788.TextImage
Milne, Oxford, 3Hadrian, AE18 of Stratonicaea-Hadrianopolis, Lydia. AD 117-138. 4.20 g. AΔΡIANOC KTICTHC, laureate head right / AΔΡIANOΠ to left, CTΡ and YΔA monograms in right field, Nike walking left, holding wreath and palm branch. Milne, Oxford 3 in NC 1939; RPC III 1781.TextImage
SNG vA 3186Hadrian. AE18 of Stratonikeia-Hadrianopolis, Lydia. AD 117-138. AYTO TΡAIA AΔΡIANO, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / CYNKΛHTOC INΔI CTΡA, bare-headed, draped bust of the Senate right. SNG von Aulock 3186; SNG Righetti 1094. Righetti IV, 860.TextImage
SABINA
BMC 11Sabina. AE24 of Stratonikeia-Hadrianopolis, Lydia. AD 117-138. CABEINA CEBACTH, draped bust right, wearing stephane / AΔΡIANOΠO EΠI C TΡ and YΔ as monograms, cult image of Artemis Ephesia standing front between two stags. Imhoof LS 15; BMC 11; Lindgren I, 246 (Mysia in error) (this coin); RPC III 1782.TextImage
ANTINOUS
Waddington 1002Antinous. AE38 of Stratonikeia-Hadrianopolis, Lydia. AD 117-138. Magistrate Kandidos. ANTINOOC HΡΩC, bare head left / (from lower right, clockwise) EΠI CTΡ KANΔIΔOY B AΔΡIANOΠOΛEITΩN CTΡ (both TΡ in monogram form), bull standing right. Waddington 1002; Paris 1174A; RPC III 1786.TextImage
SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
BMC 12Septimius Severus, AE25 of Stratonikeia-Hadrianopolis, Lydia. AD 193-211. AYT KAI CEBHΡOC, laureate head right / AΔΡIANOΠOΛITΩN CTΡATON, Homonoia standing left, polos on head, holding patera and cornucopiae. BMC 12.TextImage
JULIA DOMNA
Righetti IV, 862Julia Domna, AE of Stratonikeia-Hadrianopolis, Lydia. AD 193-217. 3.60 gr. IOYΛ CEBA, draped bust right / AΔΡIANIO, caduceus and two crossed cornucopiae. Righetti Coll. Sale IV, 862.TextImage
CARACALLA
Lindgren III, 525Caracalla, AE19 of Stratonikeia-Hadrianopolis, Lydia. AD 198-217. 3.84 g. AVT KAI ANTΩNEINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / AΔΡI CTΡATONIKEΩN, Dionysos standing left, wearing short chiton, holding kantharos and thyrsos, panther at foot left. Lindgren III 525; Bernhart 405.TextImage
Lindgren III 525 (2)Caracalla, AE of Stratonikeia-Hadrianopolis, Lydia. AD 198-217. AYT KAI ANTYNEINOC (sic) laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / AΔΡI CTΡATONEIKEΩN, Dionysos, wearing short chiton, standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos, panther at foot left. Lindgren III 525 corr. (rev. legend); Bernhart 405.TextImage
ELAGABALUS
G&N 38, 519Elagabalus, AE35 of Stratonikeia-Hadrianopolis, Lydia. AD 218-222. Magistrate Philozenus. 20.21 g. AVT K M AVΡ ANTΩNEINO>C, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / EΠI CTΡA ΦIΛOZENOY AΔΡIANE CTΡATONEIKE-ΩN, Asklepios standing right, resting on serpent-entwined staff, facing Tyche, polos on head, standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Unpublished. Pecunem Gitbud and Naumann 38, 519.TextImage
JULIA PAULA
SNG vA 3188Julia Paula, AE27 of Stratonikeia, Lydia (Augusta, 219-220). 16.6 gr. IOYΛIA KOΡNHΛIA ΠAYΛA, diademed and draped bust right / EΠI CTΡA ΦIΛOXENOY AΡTEMΩNO AΔΡIANO CTΡATONEI in two circles around, Athena standing left, holding patera and spear, resting left hand on shield. SNG v. Aulock 3188.TextImage
SEVERUS ALEXANDER
Gitbud 1, 93Severus Alexander, AE42 of Stratonikeia-Hadrianopolis, Lydia. AD 222-235. 30.23 g. Magistrate Aur. Keleros Proch. AYT K M AYΡ CEY AΛEXANΔΡOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / E CTΡA AY KEΛEΡOC ΠΡOX AΔΡIANOΠ around, O-Λ I-T Ω-N in three lines in lower centre, CTΡATONI-KEΩN in two lines below, Asklepios standing right, leaning upon serpent-entwined staff, facing Tyche standing left, holding patera and cornucopiae. Unpublished. Same reverse legend as Imhoof, KM 17. Gitbud auction 1, lot 93.TextImage
JULIA MAMAEA
BMC 14Julia Mamaea, AE26 of Stratonikeia-Hadrianopolis, Lydia. AD 222-235. IOYΛIAN MAMAIAN, draped bust right, wearing stephane / AΔΡIANOΠOΛITΩN CTΡATONIKEΩ, Nike walking right, holding wreath and palm branch. BMC 14; SNG Cop 559; SNG von Aulock 3189; Imhoof GM 628; Mionnet Supp. VI, 502 (Caria); Waddington 1003; Paris 1362A.TextImage
SNG Cop 559Julia Mamaea, AE of Stratonikeia, Lydia, 8.14 g. IOYΛIAN MAMAIAN, draped bust right / AΔΡIANOΠOΛITΩN CTΡATONIKEΩ. Nike walking right, holding wreath and palm. SNG Cop 559; SNG von Aulock 3189; SNG Munich 563.TextImage
GORDIAN III
Imhoof AGM 167aGordian III, AE26 of Stratonikeia-Hadrianopolis, Lydia. AD 238-244. Magistrate Alkinos. AYT K M ANT ΓOΡΔIANOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / EΠI AΛKINOY AΔΡIANO CTΡATΡATONIKEΩN (sic), emperor on horseback galloping right, wielding spear. Imhoof AGM 167a; Paris 980A (Caria).TextImage
VALERIAN I
Imhoof GM 634Valerian I, AE26 of Stratonikeia-Hadrianopolis, Lydia. AD 253-260. AYT K Π ΛIK OYAΛEΡIANOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / AΔΡIANOΠOΛITΩN CTΡATONEIKEΩN around and in fields, Tyche standing left, kalathos on head, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Imhoof GM 634; Mionnet Supp. VI, 505 (Caria).TextImage
Paris 980Valerian I, AE27 of Stratonikeia-Hadrianopolis, Lydia. 253-260. 9.88 gr. AYTOK Π ΛIK OYAΛEΡIANOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / AΔΡIANOΠOΛEITΩN CTΡATONEIKEΩN, Tyche standing left, kalathos on head, holding rudder in right hand and cornucopiae in left. Paris 980.TextImage
GALLIENUS
BMC 15Gallienus. AE34 of Stratonikeia-Hadrianopolis, Lydia. AD 253-268. Magistrate Aur. Faustos Bakchios. AYT K ΠO ΛIK ΓAΛΛIHNOC CEB, laureate head right / E AYΡ ΦAYCTOY BAKXIOY AΔΡIANOΠOΛEITΩN CTΡATONIKEΩN, Asklepios standing right, resting on serpent-entwined staff, facing Homonoia, standing left, holding patera and cornucopiae. BMC 15; Righetti IV, 863.TextImage

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