Ancient Coinage of Messenia, Pylus



Situated on the western coast in southern Greece, the port of Pylos has a long history, having been inhabited since Neolithic times. It was an important town and the site of the "Palace of Nestor" which has been excavated nearby.

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SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
Mionnet Supp. 4, 47Septimius Severus, AE22 of Pylus, Peloponnesos. 198-205 AD. Laureate head of Septimius Severus right / ΠYΛIΩN, Athena standing right, holding shield and hurling spear. NCP, GG XXIV (this coin); Mionnet Supp. IV, 47.TextImage
JULIA DOMNA
Mionnet Supp 4, 48Julia Domna, AE22 of Pylus, Messenia. 4.03 g. AD 193-217. IVΛIA ΔOMNA C, draped bust right / ΠYΛIΩN, Athena standing left, holding patera (or owl) and spear. Mionnet Supp. IV, 48; Paris 1804.TextImage
Paris B243Julia Domna, AE22 of Pylus, Messenia. 3.87 g. AD 193-217. IVΛIA ΔOMNA C, draped bust right / ΠYΛIΩN, Asklepios standing front, resting on serpent-entwined staff. Paris B243.TextImage
Paris B243 (2)Julia Domna, AE22 of Pylus, Messenia. 5.02 g. AD 193-217. IVΛIA ΔOMNA C, draped bust right / ΠYΛIΩN, Asklepios standing front, resting on serpent-entwined staff. Paris B243. (2nd example).TextImage
CARACALLA
BCD Pelop 819Caracalla, AE22 of Pylus, Messenia. 3.95 g. AD 198-217. AY M ANTΩNIN, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΠYΛIΩN, Athena standing left, holding patera and knotted staff. BCD Peloponnesos 819.TextImage
Mionnet II, 39Caracalla, AE22 of Pylus, Messenia. 4.74 g. AD 198-217. AY M K ANTΩNEIN, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΠYΛIΩN, Athena standing left, holding patera and knotted staff. BCD Peloponnesos 819; Dura 2158; Mionnet II, 39.TextImage
PLAUTILLA
BCD Pelop 820Plautilla, AE of Pylus, Messenia. 3.82 g. AD 202-205. ΦOYΛ ΠΛAYTIΛΛA CEB, draped bust right / ΠYΛIΩN, Athena standing left, holding patera and sceptre. BCD Peloponnesos 820; Mionnet Supp. IV, 52.TextImage
GETA
BCD Pelop 814.2Geta, AE of Pylus, Messenia. 4.98 g. AD 198-209. Λ CEΠ ΓETAC K, bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / ΠYΛIΩN, Athena standing left, holding patera and sceptre. BCD Peloponnesos 814.2; Mionnet Supp. IV, 54.TextImage
Mionnet Supp. 4, 54 varGeta, AE21 of Pylos, Peloponnesus. Assarion 4.52 g, 198-205. L CEP GETAC K, Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right / PY-LI-W-N in two lines across fields, Athena standing right, brandishing spear and holding spear on left arm. Mionnet Supp. 4, 54 var (reverse type).TextImage

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