Ancient Coinage of Messenia, Asine



Asine (near modern day Kastraki) stood on the western side of the Messenian Gulf, 15 miles from Methone and 30 miles from Messene, on a hill jutting out into the sea above Cape Acritas.

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SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
Gress 134Septimius Severus AE21 of Asine, Messenia. AD 193-211. 4.44 g. ΛOY C CEOYHΡOC Π, laureate head right. / ACINAIΩN, draped female figure standing front on base. BMC 3; BCD 768; Mionnet Supp IV, 128; Gress 134; McClean 6737; Dura Hoard 2097; Pausanias p. 51.TextImage
JULIA DOMNA
BCD Pelop. 770Julia Domna, AE21 of Asine, Messenia, Peloponnesos. AD 193-217. 4.90 g. IOYΛ ΔOMNA CEB, draped bust right. / ACINAIΩN, draped female figure standing facing on base. BCD Peloponnesos 770; Pausanias p. 51; Gress 135.TextImage
BCD Pelop. 771Julia Domna, AE21 of Asine, Messenia, Peloponnesos. AD 193-217. 4.29 g. IOYΛ ΔOMNA CB, draped bust right. / ACINAIΩN, Asklepios standing front, looking left, leaning on serpent-entwined staff. BCD Pelop. 771; Gress 131.TextImage
PLAUTILLA
BCD 772Plautilla, AE21 of Asine, Messenia. AD 202-205. 3.31 g. ΦOYΛBIA ΠΛAYTIΛΛA, draped bust right. / ACINAIΩN, draped female figure standing front on base. BCD 772 (this coin); Gress 136.TextImage
BCD 774.8Plautilla, AE19 of Asine, Messenia. AD 202-205. 3.52 g. ΦOYΛ ΠΛAYTIΛΛA CEB or similar, draped bust right. / ACINAIΩN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae, globe at foot right. BCD 774.8; Gress 144; Pausanias 2.TextImage
GETA
BMC 3Geta, AE20 of Asine, Messenia. Λ CEΠ ΓETAC KAI or similar, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right. / ACINAIΩN, draped female figure standing front on base. BMC 3; Gress 133 and 137; BCD 774.11 (this coin); Mionnet II, 76.TextImage
Gress 130Geta, AE21 of Asine, Messenia. AD 197-209. 4.74 g. ΛOY CEΠ (ΓETAC KAI), bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right. / ACINAIΩN, Asklepios standing front, looking left, leaning on serpent-entwined staff. BCD 774.10; Gress 130.TextImage

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