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Ancient Coinage of Lydia, Tmolus



Tmolus-Aureliopolis struck some semi-autonomous coins, then Roman provincial coins from Hadrian until Commodus, though Mionnet also lists a coin for Gordian III.

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CITY AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
Imhoof LS 1Tmolus-Aureliopolis, AE19, semi-autonomous. AD 117-161. 4.4 gr. Bearded head of mountain-god Tmolos right, wearing vine wreath and grapes / TMWLITWN, Silenos, naked, seated right on wicker basket, holding kantharos in right hand, and holding the infant Dionysos on his left thigh. Imhoof LS 1. (this coin).TextImage
Waddington 5384Tmolus, Lydia, AE15, semi-autonomous. 117-161. Youthful head of Dionysus right, wreathed with ivy, thyrsos before / TMWLITWN, bunch of grapes. Paris 97; Waddington 5384; Buttrey, Sardis 327.TextImage
Waddington 5385Tmolus-Aureliopolis, AE20, semi-autonomous. 150-180. 4.23 gr. AYRHLIOPOLIC, turreted and draped bust of Tyche right / TMWLITWN, mountain-god Tmolos standing facing, looking right, wearing vine wreath and fawn skin (nebris), holding knotted staff and infant Dionysus. Paris 98, Waddington 5385.TextImage
HADRIAN
Paris 1993-480Hadrian and Aelius. AE of Tmolus, Lydia. 117-138. 13.52 gr. AY ADRIANOC CE L AI KAICAR, laureate and draped bust of Hadrian right, facing bare-headed, cuirassed bust of Aelius left / TMOΛITΩN, Tmolus standing right, leaning on knotted staff and cradling the infant Dionysus in a fawn skin (nebris) tied around his neck. Paris 1993.480; Triton XV, 1393; RPC III 2387.TextImage
SABINA
Paris 1569Sabina. AE of Tmolus-Aureliopolis, 117-138. 5.66 gr. CABEINA CEBACTH, draped bust right, wearing stephane / TMWLITWN, Apollo, naked, standing right, fitting an arrow to his bow held in left hand. SNG Cop 635; Paris 1569; Mionnet IV 1021; RPC III 2388.TextImage
ANTINOUS
SNG vA 3240Antinous, AE27 of Tmolus-Aureliopolis. 117-138. HRWS ANTINOOS, draped bust of Antinous right / TMOLITWN, Tmolos standing left, holding knotted staff in right hand, and a basket on his head with his left hand. SNG vA 3240; Blum ("Numis. D'Antinoos"), 1; Imhoof, AGM 170 (RSN 1913); RPC III 2389.TextImage
COMMODUS
BMC 2Commodus, AE 33 of Tmolus-Aureliopolis. 177-192 AD. 23.20 gr. Magistrate Apollonides. AYT K M AYR KOMMODOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / APOLLWNIDHC CTR ANEQ AYRHLIOPOLEI, Apollo, naked, holding bow and arrow, driving biga of griffins right. BMC 2-4; Mionnet IV, 75.TextImage
BMC 5Commodus, AE30 of Tmolus Aureliopolis, Lydia. Commodus. 177- 192 AD. Magistrate Apollonides. AV K M AVP KOMMODOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, c/m D / APOLLWNIDHC CTRA ANEQ AURHLIO TMW, Tyche seated right, cista mystica on knee, Tmolos standing behind her, advancing right, crowning Tyche with wreath with right, and holding vine branch with grapes over shoulder. BMC Lydia 5; RPC Online 1579, c/m cf Howgego 793.TextImage
Paris 99Commodus, AE32 of Tmolus-Aureliopolis, Lydia. 177-192. 23.67 gr. Magistrate Apollonides. AYT K M AYR KOMMODOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / APOLLWNIDHC CTR ANEQ AYRH-LIOPOLEI, Apollo, naked, holding bow and arrow, standing in biga of griffins galloping right. BMC 2-4; Mionnet IV, 75; Paris 99.TextImage
SNGvA 3241Commodus. AE 38 of Tmolus-Aureliopolis. 177-192 AD. Magistrate Apollonides. 29.53 gr. AY KAI M AYR KOMMODOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / APOLLWNIDHC CTRA ANEQH AYRHLIOPOLITAIC, Dionysos, holding kantharos and thyrsos, reclining left in biga drawn by two female centaurs, one playing a tympanum, the other holding a kantharos on her left shoulder. SNG von Aulock 3241.TextImage
CARACALLA
Paris 101Caracalla, AE30 of Tmolus-Aureliopolis, Lydia. 198-217. Magistrate Zenon B. Tatian. AYT K M AYR ANTWNEINOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / ZHNWN B TATIAN CT A T B ANEQ AYRHLIOP TMWL, cult image of Kore, draped and wearing polos, sitting front between a poppy and a grain ear growing. Before her Demeter, veiled, standing left, holding ears of corn in extended right hand and resting on sceptre with left. BMC 66; Lawson Coll., 2; Paris 101.TextImage

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