Ancient Coinage of Mesopotamia, Rhesaena


Rhasaena or Rhesaina, Mesopotamia

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CARACALLA
Castelin 2cfCaracalla, AE17 of Rhesaena, Mesopotamia. 4.12 gr. 218-222 AD. (..ANTΩNINON CEB or similar), Laureate head right / CI-II S-P (S retrograde) to left and right of vexillum. cf Castelin 2.TextImage
Castelin 9Caracalla, AE28 of Rhasaena, Mesopotamia. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Vexillum. III over P to left; retrograde C over S to right. Castelin 9; BMC 2.TextImage
Lindgren 2606Caracalla AE18 of Mesopotamia, Rhesaena. AVT KAI ANTΩNEINOC CEB, laureate head right on eagle standing right, bull in left field facing downward, bull in right field facing upward / LEG III, vexillum, ribbons on middle of pole, holding banner for Legio III Parthica.TextImage
Lindgren 2608Caracalla, AE of Rhesaena, Mesopotamia. AVTOKΡATΩ..., laureate head right, supported by eagle / LEG-III to left and right of vexillum; retrograde S-C across lower fields. Lindgren I 2608.TextImage
SEVERUS ALEXANDER
BMC 9Severus Alexander, 222-235. AE of Rhesaena, Mesopotamia. 4,29 g. ..AΛEXANΔΡOC.. (usually partially retrograde), laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right (usually the clothing is exaggerated, and resembles a thick crescent) / The Centaur Sagittarius standing right, before him the banner of a vexillum inscribed LEG III, delta below. Castelin 17A; BMC 9.TextImage
Mionnet 186Severus Alexander AE26 of Rhesaena in Mesopotamia. Laureate bust left / Colonist holding vexilium inscribed LEG III GAL driving two oxen. (or Centaur right?) Mionnet V, 186.TextImage
Mionnet 187 cfSeverus Alexander, AE26 of Rhesaena, Mesopotamia. AD 222-235. AE26. Laureate bust left / ΡHCAINHCIΩN LEG I, Tyche seated left on rocks, holding corn-ears upright (eagle?) and resting left hand on the rocks, river-god swimming below. cf Mionnet V, 187. Not in Castelin. TextImage
Mionnet 187vRhesaena. Severus Alexander AE24.AΛEXANΔΡOCC (E.. ) A CEB. Laureate bust left / ΡHCAIΩN-IωN ΛEΓ III Π Σ, turreted Tyche sitting on a rock holding corn-ears, river-god at her feet.TextImage
TLA 30265Severus Alexander, AE22 of Rhaesana, Mesopotamia. 8.98 g. AΛEXANΔΡOC CEB or similar, laureate head left / garbled legend, IHI ΛIH..N LEG III, Stylized Tyche seated left on rock, holding grain-ears, river-god swimming at her feet. Timeline 30265; Type Castelin 32-33.TextImage
TRAJAN DECIUS
BMC 16Trajan Decius, AE26 of Rhesaena, Mesopotamia. 249-251 AD. 14.42 gr. AVT KAI Γ AI MECKV TΡA ΔEKIOC CEB, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / CEΠ KOΛ ΡHCAINHCIΩN L III P, founder ploughing right with yoke of oxen, eagle above standing left on palm branch, with closed wings, holding wreath in beak, half figure of river god Chaboras swimming right in exergue. BMC 16; Castelin Rhesaena 95; SNG Copenhagen 250.TextImage
BMC 19Trajan Decius. AE27 of Rhesaena, Mesopotamia. AD 249-251. 26.4 mm, 13.98 g. AVT KAI ΓAI MEC KV TΡA ΔEKIOC CEB, radiate and cuirassed bust left / CEΠ ΡHCAINHCIΩN L III P, Distyle temple, five columns long, seen in perspective, eagle standing left, wreath in beak, within; half-length river-god swimming left between two palms below. BMC 19; Castelin 73.TextImage
BMC 21vTrajan Decius AE 26 of Rhesaena, Mesopotamia. AVT KAI ΓAI MEC KY TΠA ΔEKIOC CEB, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right / CEΠ KOΛ ΡHCIΩNΩN, temple seen in three-quarters perspective, with two columns at the front, six at the side, tiled roof, eagle within, river god swimming below.TextImage
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BMC 24Trajan Decius, AE25 of Rhesaena, Mesopotamia. 249-251 AD. 14.07 gr. AVT KAI Γ MECV ΔEKIOC TΡAINANOC CEB, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / CEΠ KOΛ ΡHCAINHCIΩN L III P, Tyche standing left holding cornucopiae, pouring liquid onto a lighted altar; eagle standing right on palm before, palm in right and left field. Castelin Rhesaena 131; BMC 24; SNG Cop 249 var.TextImage
BMC 26Trajan Decius AE 24mm of Mesopotamia, Rhesaena. Radiate & draped bust right / Tyche standing left, holding patera & cornucopiae; altar & branch at left; eagle facing with wreath in beak on branch in field above. SNG Cop 249.TextImage
BMC 30Traian Decius AE30 of Rhesaena, Mesopotamia. AVT KAI ΓAI MEC KY TΡA ΔEKIOC CEB, radiate head left / CEΠ KOΛ ΡHCAINHCIΩN III R, two Tyches standing, clasping hands, either side of flaming altar; above, eagle; on left, Aquarius on column; below, river-god. TextImage
BMC 35Trajan Decius, AE16 of Rhesaena, Mesopotamia. 249-251 AD. 3.06 gr. AVT KAI Γ M K TΡ ΔEKIOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / CEΠ KOΛ ΡHCAINHCIΩN L III P, military vexillum inscribed LEG III P (for Legio III Parthico) in two lines, surmounted by eagle standing left, wings spread. BMC 35; Castelin Rhesaena 151ff; SNG Copenhagen 252; Hunter 2470.TextImage
BMC 38Trajan Decius & Herennius Etruscus AE26 of Resaena, Mesopotamia. Confronted busts / colonist plowing right, eagle above.TextImage
Castelin 64Trajan Decius, AE26 of Rhesaena, Mesopotamia. 249-251 AD. 13.04 gr. AVT KAI Γ AI MECKV TΡA ΔEKIOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left / CEΠ ΡHCAINHCIΩN L III P, temple seen in three-quarter perspective, eagle standing left within, holding wreath in beak, half figure of river god Chaboras swimming left between two palms or reeds in exergue. Castelin Rhesaena 64; BMC :-.TextImage
SNG Cop 245Trajan Decius AE26 from Mesopotamia, Rhesaena. Temple seen in three-quarters perspective with figure(?) inside seated. Palm branch in exergue, River God swimming left.TextImage
SNG Cop 245Trajan Decius AE of Rhesaena, Mesopotamia. 249-251 AD. AVT KAI ΓAI MEC KV TΡA ΔEKIOC CEB, radiate bust left / CEΠ KOΛ ΡHCIΩNΩN, Temple seen in three-quarters, with two columns front, six at side, tiled roof, eagle within, river god below between two palm branches. SNG Cop 245.TextImage
SNG Cop 248cfTrajan Decius & Herrennius Etruscus, AE26 of Rhesaena in Mesopotamia. AVT K Γ M K TΠ ΔEKIOC CEB EΠ ETΠOVCKI ΛAA CEB, confronting busts / Two Tyches clasping hands over altar, small figure on column to left, eagle above. cf SNGCop 248 [obv: Decius only]. TextImage
SNG Cop 250Trajan Decius, AE25 of Rhesaena, Mesopotamia. 249-251 AD. 9.9 gr. Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right / CEΠ KOΛ ΡHCIΩNΩN, colonist plowing field right with two oxen; eagle with wreath in beak above. SNG Cop 250.TextImage
Castelin: Coinage of Rhesaena in Mesopotamia pdf, worldwide free access on hathitrust, thanks to the generosity of the ANS, New York.
Entry for Rhesaena on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Rhesaena in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum
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