Ancient Coinage of Macedonia, Cassandrea


[RPC 1516 of Claudius]

Cassandrea, Cassandreia or Kassandreia: founded in 316 BC by Cassander, on the site of the former city Potideia, as the new capital of Macedonia, but issued no coins until Roman times.

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CITY AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
RPC 1513Cassandrea, Macedonia, AE14. Semi-autonomous, ca AD 12-68. 3.36g. No legend, vexillum between two standards / CAS-SAN-DRE, legend in three lines within wreath. RPC 1513; SNG ANS 233; AMNG 4-5.TextImage
CLAUDIUS
AMNG 6
RPC 1515var
Claudius, AE20 of Cassandreia, Macedonia. TI CLA CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR PP, laureate head left / Rev: COL IVL AVG CASSANDRE, head of Zeus-Ammon left. AMNG III, p. 53, 6 (same reverse die); RPC I 1515 var. (Zeus-Ammon right); Varbanov -.TextImage
RPC 1515Claudius AE20 of Cassandrea, Macedonia, 41-54 AD. TI CLA CAES AVG GERM P M TR P, laureate head left / COL IVL AVG CASSANDR, horned head of Zeus-Ammon right. RPC 1515; BMC 4; SNG Cop 147; Varbanov 3319 var.TextImage
RPC S-1515AClaudius, AE21 of Cassandrea, Macedonia. TI CLA CAES AVG GERM PM PP, laureate head of Claudius right / COL IVL AVG CASSANDR, horned head of Zeus Ammon left. Varbanov 3320 (this coin); Gaebler 3; RPC Suppl. S-1515A; RPC 1515 var (Claudius left, Jupiter right); RPC 1516 var (both heads right).TextImage
RPC 1516Claudius AE20 of Cassandrea, Macedon. TI CLA CAES AVG GERM P M TR P, laureate head right / COL IVL AVG CASSANDR, horned head of Zeus-Ammon right. SNGANS 230.TextImage
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NERO
RPC 1517Nero AE22 of Macedonia, Cassandrea. NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P, radiate head of Nero left / COL IVL AVG CASSANDREN, bearded head of Zeus Ammon left, with ram's horns. SNG ANS 234, Moushmov 6301; Varbanov 3325.TextImage
Varbanov 3324Nero AE22 of Cassandrea, Macedonia. 54-69 AD. NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P, radiate head left / COL IVL AVG CASSANDREN, bearded head of Zeus Ammon left, with ram's horns. RPC 1517; SNG ANS 234, Moushmov 6301; Varbanov 3324.TextImage
VESPASIAN
Moushmov 6303Vespasian AE22 of Cassandrea, Macedonia. IMP CAES VESPASIA AVG, laureate head right / COL IVL AVG CASSANDRENS, horned head of Zeus Ammon left. Varbanov 3327.TextImage
TITUS
RPC 316vTitus and Domitian as Caesars, AE20 of Cassandraea, Macedonia. 5.74 g. IMP CAES DOMIT CAES, laureate head of Titus right, facing bare head of Domitian left / COL IVL AVG CASSANDRENS, Head of Zeus-Ammon left. Varbanov 3329; Moushmov 6305; Sear GIC 788. RPC II 316 var. (both busts laureate).TextImage
DOMITIAN
RPC 317Domitian AE22 of Cassandreia. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM, laureate head right / COL IVL AVG CASSANDRENS, head of Zeus Ammon left with ram's horn. BMC 65; Varbanov 3333; Moushmov 6304.TextImage
NERVA
Moushmov 6307Nerva AE23 of Cassandrea, Macedonia. IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS II, Laureate head right / COL IVL AVG CASSANDRENS, horned head of Zeus Ammon left. Varbanov 3334; Moushmov 6307; Sear GIC 929.TextImage
Varbanov 3334Nerva, AE23 of Cassandrea, Macedonia. 96-98 AD. [IMP NERVA] CAES AVG P M TR P COS II, laureate head right / COL IVL AVG CASSANDRENS, bearded head of Zeus Ammon left, with ram's horn. Moushmov 6307 var; Varbanov 3334.TextImage
ANTONINUS PIUS
Moushmov 6311Antoninus Pius, AE of Cassandrea, Macedonia. T AEL CAESAR ANTONINV, laureate head right / COL IVL AVG CASSANDRENS, Head of Zeus Ammon left, with ram's horn; serpent behind. Moushmov 6311; Mionnet Supp. III, 353; Varbanov 3338.TextImage
MARCUS AURELIUS
Varbanov 3341Marcus Aurelius, AE21 of Cassandrea, Macedonia, 161-180 AD. IMP M AVR ANTON AVG, laureate head right / COL IVL AVG CAS, head of Zeus Ammon right. Mionnet Supp. III, 357; Varbanov 3341.TextImage
Varbanov 3346Marcus Aurelius, AE23 of Cassandrea, Macedonia, 161-180 AD. IMP M AVR ANTON AVG, laureate head right / COL IVL AVG CAS, Poseidon, naked, standing facing, head left, holding dolphin and trident. Varbanov 3346.TextImage
FAUSTINA II
Lindgren 1058Faustina II AE19 of Cassandrea, Macedonia. FAVSTINA (...), draped bust right / COL IVL (CASSAN), Zeus standing left holding thunderbolt and sceptre, eagle at foot. TextImage
LUCIUS VERUS
Mionnet 358Lucius Verus, AE22 of Cassandrea, Macedonia. L AVR VERVS, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right / COL IVL AVG CAS, head of Zeus Ammon left. Paris 605; Mionnet Supp. III, 358; Varbanov 3342.TextImage
COMMODUS
Moushmov 6316Commodus AE21 of Cassandreia in Macedonia. IM L AVR COM, laureate head right / COL IVL AVG CAS, head of Zeus-Ammon, facing right. SNGCop 152.TextImage
Varbanov 3350Commodus, Cassandrea, Macedonia, AE21. (from top right) IM L AVR COM, unbearded, youthful, bare-headed, draped bust right / COL IVL AVG CAS, head of Zeus Ammon right. Mionnet Supp. III, 365; Varbanov 3350.TextImage
Varbanov 3354Commodus, AE21 of Cassandrea, Macedonia, 161-180 AD. IM L AVR COM, youthful, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right / COL IVL AVG CAS, Poseidon, naked, standing facing, head left, holding dolphin and trident. Mionnet Supp. III, 361; Varbanov 3354.TextImage
Varbanov 3355Commodus AE17 of Cassandrea, Macedonia. AD 179-192. 4.77 g. IM L AVR COM, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / [COL] IVL AVG CAS.., Poseidon standing right, foot on prow, holding trident and dolphin. Varbanov 3355; AMNG 11.TextImage
Varbanov 3357Commodus, AE of Cassandrea, Macedonia. AD 180-192. 4.95 g. IM M AVR COMMOD, laureate, draped bust right / COL IVL AVG CASS, Nysa standing left, holding grapes in raised right hand, cornucopiae and the infant Dionysos in left. Type as Varbanov 3357; AMNG III-2, 12. Slight obv legend var.TextImage
SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
Moushmov 6319Septimius Severus AE20 of Cassandreia, Macedonia. (from top right) IMP C L SEP SEP (sic) AV[G], laureate head right / (from lower right), COL IVL AVG CAS, head of Zeus Ammon right. Lindgren 1042. TextImage
Varbanov 3361Septimius Severus, AE20 of Cassandrea, Macedonia. IMP C L SEP SEVER AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / COL IVLI AVG CASS, bearded head of Zeus Ammon right with ram's horn. SNG Evelpidis 1212; Moushmov 6319; Varbanov 3361.TextImage
CARACALLA
Moushmov 6321Caracalla AE20 of Cassandreia, Macedonia. M AVR ANTONINVS, laureate head right / COLO IVL AVG CAS, bearded head of Zeus Amon with ram's horn, right. SNG Cop 154.TextImage
Moushmov 6323Caracalla, AE25 of Cassandrea, Macedonia. AD 198-217. IMP C M AVP ANTONINVS PIVS. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / COLO IVL CASSA (partially retrograde), distyle temple with Dionysos standing right within, holding bunch of grapes, eagle or panther at foot left, coiled serpent behind him. Moushmov 6323; Varbanov 3366; Bernhart 636 corr (rev legend); cf Imhoof MG 33a.TextImage
GETA
Moushmov 6324Geta AE19 of Cassandreia. P CEP GETAS CA, bare head right / C IVL AVG CASS, head of Zeus Ammon right. Moushmov 6324; Varbanov 3368.TextImage
JULIA MAESA
Moushmov 6331Julia Maesa AE20 of Cassandreia. IVLIA MAESA AVG (S retrograde), draped bust right / COL IVL AVG CASSA (S retrograde), Diana(?) standing facing, looking right, holding torch and fruit(?). Varbanov 3376; Moushmov 6331.TextImage
SEVERUS ALEXANDER
Varbanov 3379Severus Alexander, AE23 of Cassandrea, Macedonia. IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND A, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / COLO IVL CASSA, Distyle temple with Zeus Ammon standing right within, holding bunch of grapes, eagle and coiled serpent at foot left and right. Varbanov 3379; AMNG III, 17; Sear GIC 3262.TextImage
GORDIAN III
Naumann 15, 364Gordian III, AE26 of Cassandrea, Macedonia. 9.7 g. AD 238-244. AV C M ANTONIOC GORDIANOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust left / COLONIA CASSANDRIA, Poseidon standing right, holding trident and dolphin. Varbanov -; AMNG -; Mionnet -. Naumann 15, 364.TextImage
PHILIP I
SNG Cop 155cfPhilip I AE23 of Cassandrea, Macedonia. AD 244-249. IMP C M IVL PHILIPPVS, laureate draped bust right / COL IVL AVG CASSANDRIAS, Poseidon standing left, naked, foot on prow, holding dolphin (?) and sceptre. Unpublished.TextImage
Varbanov 3383 varPhilip I, AE23 of Cassandreia, Macedonia. AD 244-249. IMP [C M IVL PHI]LIPPS (sic), laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / CO[LONIA CA]SSANDRIA, The nymph Nysa standing facing, head right, holding grapes in her raised right hand and the infant Bacchus and cornucopiae on her left arm; corn ears to left. Varbanov 3383 var (bust type and rev legend); Moushmov 6337 var (obv legend).TextImage
See also: Moushmov Online entry for Cassandrea
Entry for cassandrea on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Cassandrea in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum

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