Browsing Ancient Coinage of Parion, Mysia (Parium)

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Note: In mid- to late Roman times, the obverse legends on coins became quite garbled and there is currently no comprehensive catalog of all the various variations.
CIVIC AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
ANS 43397cfParium, Mysia. AE. Ca 4th century BC. Laureate head of Apollo right / P-A, to left and right of the great altar of Parium. cf. ANS 1944.100.43397 (Priapus mint); reverse: BMC, Parium 40.TextFull Size
Ashton 10cf Parium, Mysia. Ca. 165-160 BC. Silver tetradrachm (16.88 gm). Laureate head of Apollo right / AΠOΛΛΩNOΣ AKTAIOY ΠAΡIANΩN, Apollo standing left, holding laurel branch in right hand & resting left on grounded bow, ΠANΩ monogram above TEY monogram in inner left field . Cf. Ashton et al., Some Greek coins in the British Museum, NC 1998, pl. 15, 10-11 (with altar & different monograms). Unpublished. TextFull Size
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BMC 14Parium, Mysia. c.350 - 300 B.C. AR Hemidrachm. Gorgoneion facing / Bull standing left, looking back; above, monogram; below, P I and vine-leaf.TextFull Size
BMC 17Parion, Mysia. Circa 4th Century BC. AR Hemidrachm. Gorgoneion facing / PA-RI, Bull left, head reverted; bee below. TextFull Size
BMC 21Parium, Mysia, AR hemidrachm. 400-300 BC. Head of gorgoneion facing / ΠA-ΡI above and beneath bull standing left, head turned right, crescent below. BMC 21; SNG Berry 962; SNG von Aulock 1323; SNG Post 172; SNG Tuebingen 2325.TextFull Size
BMC 22Parium, Mysia, AR hemidrachm. 400-300 BC. Head of gorgoneion facing / ΠA-ΡI above and beneath bull standing left, head turned right, dolphin swimming right above. BMC 22.TextFull Size
BMC 23.1Parion, Mysia. Hemidrachm. TextFull Size
BMC 23Parion, Mysia. Circa 4th Century BC. AR Hemidrachm. Gorgoneion facing / Bull standing left, head reverted; grain ear below.TextFull Size
BMC 24Parium, Mysia, AR hemidrachm. 400-300 BC. Head of gorgoneion facing / ΠA-ΡI above and beneath bull standing left, head turned right, bunch of grapes below. BMC 24.TextFull Size
BMC 28Parium, Mysia, AR Hemidrachm. 2.31 gr, 14.38 mm. ca 400-300 BC. No legend, Gorgoneion facing / ΠA-ΡI above and beneath bull standing left, head turned right, laurel branch below. BMC 28.TextFull Size
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BMC 31Parion, Mysia. c4th Century BC. AR Hemidrachm. Gorgoneion facing / ΠA-ΡI above and beneath cow standing left, head turned back; patera or Q below.TextFull Size
BMC 34Parion, Mysia. Circa 4th Century BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.31 gm). Gorgoneion facing / Bull left, looking right; scallop shell below.TextFull Size
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BMC 36Parion. Hemidrachm. Gorgoneion facing / Bull standing left, head turned right, star below. BMC 36; SNG France 1370.TextFull Size
BMC 38cfParium, Mysia AR Tetrobol. 4th century BC. Gorgoneion, EP monogram above head between snakes / ΠA-ΡI, bull standing left, head reverted, wreath under belly. TextFull Size
BMC 41Parion, Mysia, AE18. 350-300 BC. Bull butting right, grapes above / Π-A-Ρ-I, inscription around altar of Parion, amphora before. Ref: BMC 41; SNG Cop 2061; SNG v.A. 1326.TextFull Size
BMC 47Parion, Mysia, AE10, 350-300 BC. 10.22 mm, 1.0 gr. Bull standing right. Δ on I monogram above / ΠAΡI around the great altar of Parion, amphora before. BMC 47.TextFull Size
BMC 55AE16 of Parium, Mysia. 350-300 BC. Bull butting left / ΠA-ΡI to left and right of torch, all within wreath. SNG Tuebingen 2328; SNG Cop 269; BMC 55.TextFull Size
BMC 69Parion, Mysia. Circa 3rd-1st Century BC. AE 23mm. Head of Medusa facing / Eagle standing right.TextFull Size
McClean 7650 Parion, Mysia. ca 4th Century BC. AR Hemidrachm. Gorgoneion facing / ΠAΡI, Bull standing left, looking back; pellet in ring below.TextFull Size
McClean 7658Parium, Mysia AE16 mm, 2.30 gr. Head of woman right, wearing stephane / ΠAΡIANΩN, bull standing left, one foreleg raised. McClean 7658.TextFull Size
Mionnet Supp. V, 663Parion, Mysia. AE 8.4 mm, 0.7 gr. 200-1 BC. Bunch of grapes / Π-A Ρ-I in two lines to left and right of corn-ear. Mionnet, Supp. V, 663.TextFull Size
RPC 2259Parion, Mysia, AE15, semi-autonomous issue, 45 BC. C. Matuinus and T. Anicius, aediles. C G I P, female head right, wearing stephane / Praefericulum (sacrificial vase). RPC 2259; SNG Paris 1415-1418.TextFull Size
SG3919v Parion, Mysia, AR hemidrachm. Late 4th century BC. Gorgoneion facing / ΠA, Calf standing left, head turned, RI between legs, tunny below.TextFull Size
SNG Cop 256Parion, Mysia AR Drachm. ca 500-475 BC. Gorgoneion facing / Incuse punch with rough design. Asyut 612, Rosen 525. TextFull Size
SNG Cop 257.1Parion, Mysia. Hemidrachm. Gorgoneion facing / TextFull Size
SNG Cop 257.2 Mysia Parion AR Hemidrachm Gorgoneion facing / Bull.TextFull Size
SNG Cop 257.3Parion, Mysia. Circa 4th Century BC. AR Hemidrachm. Gorgoneion facing / ΠAΡI, cow standing left; Q below. BMC Mysia 31-33.TextFull Size
SNG Cop 257Parion, Mysia. Circa 4th Century BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.40 gm). Gorgoneion facing / Bull standing left, head reverted; oenochoe below.TextFull Size
SNG Cop 257ff.1Parion, Mysia. Circa 4th Century BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.34 gm). Gorgoneion facing / Bull standing left; patera below. TextFull Size
SNG Cop 257ff.2Parion, Mysia. ~4th Century BC. AR Hemidrachm. Gorgoneion facing / Bull standing left, head reverted; pileus above.TextFull Size
SNG Cop 257ffParion, Mysia. Circa 4th Century BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.36 gm). Gorgoneion facing / Bull standing left, head right; patera below. BMC 31-33. TextFull Size
SNG Cop 262Parion, Mysia, 400-300 BC. AR Hemidrachm. 2.17g, 14.06 mm. Head of Gorgoneion facing / ΠAΡI and eight-pointed star above and beneath bull standing left, head right. SNG Cop 262-264; SNG von Aulock -; BMC -; McClean -; Mionnet -; Paris -.TextFull Size
SNG Cop 258Parium, Mysia, 400-300 BC. AR hemidrachm. Head of gorgoneion facing / ΠAΡI, cow standing left; sickle below. Weber 5137; BMC 26; Traité II-2, 2; SNG Cop 258.TextFull Size
SNG Cop 266Parium, Mysia. 400-300 BC. AR drachm. Head of Gorgoneion facing / ΠA-ΡI above and beneath bull standing left, head turned right, laurel branch below. SNG Stockholm 2056; SNG Cop. 266.TextFull Size
SNG France 1409Parion, Mysia, AE14, 2nd-1st cent BC. Gorgoneion facing / Owl standing facing on palm branch. SNG France 1409.TextFull Size
SNG France 1429Parium, Mysia. Pseudo-autonomous issue. Time of Valerian-Gallienus, AD 253-268. AE21, 4.73 g. ΠAΡIOC CM (partially retrograde), head of the founder Parius right / Asklepios seated right, examining the leg of a bull standing left before him. SNG France 1429-30.TextFull Size
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SNG vA 1319 Parion, Mysia. Circa 4th Century BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.42 gm). Gorgoneion facing / PA-RI, Bull left, head reverted. BMC Mysia pg. 95, 14ff.TextFull Size
SNG vA 1320 Parion, Mysia. ca 4th Century BC. AR Hemidrachm. Gorgoneion facing / PA-RI, Bull standing left on wheat ear. BMC 23.TextFull Size
SNG vA 1322 Parion, Mysia. Circa 4th Century BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.38 gm). Gorgoneion facing / PA-RI, Bull standing left; star below. TextFull Size
SNG vA 1323Parion, Mysia. Circa 4th Century BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.42 gm). Gorgoneion head facing / ΠA-ΡI, cow standing left; crescent below. SNG Berry 962; SNG von Aulock 1323; SNG Post 172; BMC 21; SNG Tuebingen 2325.TextFull Size
SNG vA 1327Parion, Mysia, AE, 2nd-1st cent BC. Gorgoneion facing / ΠAΡI, Bull standing left, cicada below. SNG v. Aulock 1327.TextFull Size
SNG vA 2431Parion, Mysium, civic issue. AE22, 1st cent BC. Head of Demeter left overstruck by legend in wreath / Altar of Parion, bukranion on front plate, thyrsos below. SNG v. Aulock 2431; SNG France 1396.TextFull Size
SNG vA 7423Parion, Mysia, AR Hemidrachm, 350 - 300 BC; 2,35gr. Gorgoneion facing / ΠA-ΡI Bull standing left, head right, bucranium below. SNG von Aulock 7423; SNG Stockholm 2057.TextFull Size
SNG vA 7427 Parion, Mysia. ca 2nd-1st Century BC. AE 20mm. Laureate head of Apollo right / ΠAΡI, bull butting left; monogram & caduceus below. TextFull Size
SNG vA 7429 Parion, Mysia AE18. 350-300 BC. The Altar of Parion / ΠA-ΡI, inscription in 2 lines within wreath. TextFull Size
Sear #3917Parion, Mysia, AR Tetrobol. c 480 BC. Gorgoneion facing / Incuse square containing cruciform pattern with pellet at centre. Text
Sear #3918Parion, Mysia, AR Hemidrachm. Circa 480 BC. Gorgoneion facing / cruciform incuse with pellet in center. Text
Sear #3919Parion, Mysia, AR Hemidrachm. 350-300 BC, Gorgoneion facing / ΠAΡI, Bull standing left, looking back. SNG v.A. 1321. Text
Sear #3920Parion, Mysia AR Hemidrachm. Gorgoneion facing / Bull standing left and looking back, club below. Text
Sear #3922Parion, Mysia AR Hemidrachm. 350-300 BC. Gorgoneion facing / Bull standing left looking back, star above. Text
AUGUSTUS
RPC 1656Parion, Mysia or Philippi, Macedonia. Augustus AE17 (Semis). AVG, head right / Two colonists plowing right with two oxen. BMC 86-88. TextImage
RPC 2260Octavian & Agrippa AE29 Dupondius of Parion, Mysia. ca 27 BC. IMP CAESAR DIVI F C G I P, bare head right / M AGRIPPA, bare head right. BMC 85. TextFull Size
RPC 2262Augustus AE24 of Parium, Mysia, c27 BC. M BARBATIO M N ACILIO II VIR C G I P Bare head of Augustus right / P VIBIO SAC CAES Q BARBA PRAEF PRO II VIR Priest plowing with two oxen. TextImage
DRUSUS
SGI 341Drusus AE20 of Parium, Mysia. DRV CAES, bare head right / two founders plowing right with yoke of two oxen. Mionnet 719, Cohen 1, RPC -. TextImage
TIBERIUS
RPC 1657Macedonia, Philippi, Tiberius, AE 16. Bare head of Tiberius right / Two priests plowing right.TextFull Size
VESPASIAN
RPC 887Vespasian AE of Parion, Mysia. 8.80 g. VESPASIANVS CAISAR, laureate head right / AVGVSTVS, Capricorn leaping right, cornucopia on its back. RPC 887. SNG Paris 1460.TextFull Size
TRAJAN
Weber 5151Parium, Mysia. Trajan, Plotina & Marciana AE 18mm. TRAIANVS AVG, laureate head right, countermark of capricorn right / PLOTINA ET MARCIANA AVG, draped bust of Plotina right facing draped bust of Marciana left, both wearing stephane. Weber 5151 (same c/mark); Niggeler Coll. I 604 (ditto). TextImage
COMMODUS
BMC 101Commodus, AE15 of Parium, Mysia. 180-192 AD. IMP C AV COMODO, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / C G I H P, Colonist ploughing right with two oxen. BMC 101; SNG Cop. 289.TextFull Size
BMC 101Commodus, Parion, Mysia. AE16. IMP C M A COMODVS, bearded laureate draped bust right / C G I H P, colonist ploughing right with team of two oxen. BMC 101; SNG Cop 289; SNG v.A. 1337.TextFull Size
BMC 104Commodus AE20 of Parion, Mysia, 4.6g. IMP CAI M AVR COMMODVS, Laurate, draped bust right / DEO AESC SVB / CGIHP, Asklepios wearing himation, seated right on throne; raising with hand the forefoot of bull standing in front of him. BMC 104 ; SNG Paris 1483 ff.TextFull Size
CARACALLA
SNG Cop 294Caracalla AE23 of Parium, Mysia. AD 198-217. ANTONINVS PIVS AV, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / C G I H PA, Genius standing left by altar, holding patera and cornucopiae. SNG Cop 294; SNG Tuebingen 2356; Mionnet Supp. V, 758 (with AVG).TextFull Size
MACRINUS
BMC 111Macrinus AE22 of Parion, Mysia. AD 217-218. IMP C M OPE SEV MACRINVS, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / C G I H P beneath capricorn right, cornucopiae over shoulder. BMC 111; Chaix 12; SNG France 1502.TextFull Size
SNGParis 1501Macrinus, AE of Parion, Mysia. 6.37 g. IMP C M OPE SEV MACRINVS, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / C G I H PA, Genius standing left by altar, holding patera and cornucopiae. SNG Paris 1501.TextFull Size
SEVERUS ALEXANDER
Mionnet II 450Severus Alexander AE22 of Parium, Mysia. AD 222-235. IMP CAES L SEP SEV ALEXANDER, laureate head right / DEO CVPIDIN C I G H PAR, Cupid, winged, standing left, looking right, herm at foot left. Type Mionnet II, 450.TextFull Size
Mionnet Supp 5, 769Severus Alexander AE23 of Parium, Mysia. AD 222-235. 6.33 g. IMP CAESAR SEP SEV ALEXANDER (sic, partially retrograde), laureate and cuirassed bust right; aegis on breastplate / (garbled) DEO AES SVB C G I H P above and beneath Asklepios sitting right, holding the raised foreleg of bull standing left. Type Mionnet Supp. V, 769.TextFull Size
Mionnet Supp 5, 769Severus Alexander AE23 of Parium, Mysia. AD 222-235. 6.33 g. IMP CAES SEH SEV ALEXANDER (or similar, partially retrograde), laureate and cuirassed bust right; aegis on breastplate / (garbled) DEO AES SVB C G I H P above and beneath Asklepios sitting right, holding the raised foreleg of bull standing left. Type Mionnet Supp. V, 769.TextFull Size
SNG France 1506Severus Alexander AE22 of Parium, Mysia, AD 222-235. 5.75g. IMP CAE SER SEV ALEXANDER (partially retrograde), laureate and cuirassed bust right; aegis on breastplate / C I G H PAR, she-wolf standing right, head turned back, suckling the twins Romulus and Remus. SNG France 1506; legends var of Mionnet II, 449 and Lindgren I 280.TextFull Size
Sternberg VI, 874Severus Alexander AE22 of Parium, Mysia. AD 222-235. 5.87 g. IMP CAR CEVERVS ALEXANDER (sic), laureate and cuirassed bust right; aegis on breastplate / C G I H P beneath Capricorn right, with globe between hooves and cornucopiae over shoulder. Sternberg VI 874.TextFull Size
CORNELIA SUPERA
Helios 5, 406Cornelia Supera, AE of Parium in Mysia, 253 AD. 5.33 g. G CORN SVPERA AVG, diademed, draped bust right / C G I H P, she-wolf standing right, looking back, suckling Romulus and Remus. Unpublished for Cornelia. cf SNG Cop 309 for Salonina. Helios Numismatik, auction 5, lot 406. TextFull Size
SNGFr 1519 Cornelia Supera AE19, C CORN SVPERA AVG, draped bust right / CGIHP, capricorn right, globe between forelegs, cornucopiae behind back.TextFull Size
Vagi 2261Cornelia Supera, AE20 of Parium, Mysia. G CORN SVPERA, diademed and draped bust right / DEO AES SVB Aesklepios seated right, helping bull, CCIHP in exergue. TextFull Size
VALERIAN I
Mabbott 1310Valerian I, AE20 of Parium, Mysia. IMP VALERIAN.., radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right / DEO AESC SVB, C G I H P A below, Asklepios wearing himation, seated right on throne; raising with hand the forefoot of bull standing left before him. Mabbott Coll. 1310; ANS 100.43146; Isegrim -.TextFull Size
SNG Cop 310Valerian, AE22 of Parium, Mysia. 255-258 AD. 21.6mm, 4.0 gr. VALERIANVS NOBIL CAE, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / C G I H P, Genius standing left by altar, holding patera and cornucopiae. SNG Cop 310; Thomsen Coll. 1314.TextFull Size
SNG vA 1343Valerian I, AE21 of Parium, Mysia. 253-260 AD. 4.01 gm. IMP C VALERIANVS AVG (or A or AV), radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / C G I H P, Capricorn swimming right, holding globe between legs. SNG von Aulock 1343; McClean 7665.TextFull Size
SALONINUS
Mionnet 815Saloninus, AE20 of Parium, Mysia. VALERIANVS NOBIL CAE, laureate and draped bust right / CGI HP, Genius standing left by lighted altar, holding patera and cornucopia. Mionnet Supp. 8, 815. TextImage
GALLIENUS
cf BMC 122Gallienus, AE27 of Parion, Mysia. AD 253-268. 10.33 gr. IMP IC GA-ENVS AAG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / C C I C.. beneath Gallienus (obliterated), holding spear, on horseback galloping right. cf SNG von Aulock 1345 and BMC 122.TextFull Size
Chaix 416Gallienus, AE28 of Parium, Mysia. IM A VA LI(CINN GA) or similar, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / C G I H P beneath statue of Emperor on pedestal placed on two larger bases with two conjoined foreparts of horses, and with a column on each side, each surmounted by a figure of Nike. Barbaric style. Chaix ("1100 monnaies") 416, cf. BMC 123-124; cf Cohen V, 1418; Mionnet Supp. V, 787.TextFull Size
SNG Paris 1524Gallienus, AE of Parion, Mysia. 4.01 g. IMP P LIC EGN GALLIENVS AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / C G I H P, Genius standing left by altar, holding Nike and cornucopiae. SNG Paris 1524.TextFull Size
SNG Paris 1534Gallienus, AE of Parion, Mysia. 7.58 g. IMP C GALLIENVS, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / C G H I P, triumphal arch with three arches, surmounted by quadriga of elephants facing between two Nikes. SNG Paris 1534; Price/Trell, p. 117, Fig. 211.TextFull Size
cf SNG vA 1345Gallienus, AE27 of Parion, Mysia. AD 253-268. 10.33 gr. ILLR IICI NN CK, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / C C I H [P A] beneath Gallienus, holding spear, on horseback galloping right. cf SNG von Aulock 1345 and BMC 122.TextFull Size
SNG vA 1346 varORC6662 Gallienus, Parium in Mysia, AE22, AVT O GALLIHNOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / CCHIR, Capricorn right, cornucopia behind. TextFull Size
SALONINA
SNG Cop 312 varSalonina, AE23, Parion, Mysia, 253-268 AD. SALONINA, draped bust right / C G I H PAR, Herakles Farnese standing right, right hand behind back, resting on club set on rock. Unpublished for Salonina. SNG Cop. 312 var (this reverse for Saloninus); Mionnet Supp. V 801-802 var, (this reverse type for Gallienus). Museumlandschaft Hessen-Kassel 702.TextFull Size
VALERIAN II
SNG Cop 311Valerian II AE21 of Parium, Mysia. 3.6 g. VALERIANVS NOBIL CAE, laureate, draped bust right / CGI HP above and beneath she-wolf standing right, head left, suckling the twins Romulus and Remus. SNG Cop 311; Mionnet II, 460.TextFull Size
See also: Parion Hemidrachms, by Reid Goldsborough
Ed Snible, The Gorgons of Parion
Entry for Parion, Mysia on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Parium in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum
Search for Parion at AsiaMinorCoins.com
Search for Parium in the ANS Database
Search for Parium in the RPC IV (Antonines) database at the Ashmolean Museum

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