Ancient Coinage of Pitane, Mysia


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Berlin 18214171Pitane, Mysia. AE17. Semi-autonomous issue, AD 81-96. 2.22 g. ΘEAN ΡΩMH, head of Roma right, with a small turret above the brow. ΠITANAIΩN around pentagram on a shield. Berlin 18214171, otherwise unpublished with ΘEAN instead of ΘEA).TextImage
BMC 1Pitane, Mysia. AE 8mm. 400-300 BC. Head of Maenad right, wreathed with ivy / ΠI within lined circle. BMC 1; SNG BN 2363-4; Waddington Voyages Mysie 1.TextImage
BMC 2-3Pitane, Mysia, AE11, civic issue, 400-300 BC. 1.16 g. Horned head of Zeus Ammon right. / Π-I to left and right of pentagram with dot in centre. BMC 2-3; Weber 5238; SNG Stockholm 2131-2132.TextImage
BMC 4Pitane, Mysia, AE9, 0.78 g. 400-380 BC. Horned, bearded head of Zeus Ammon right / Π-I-Σ-O-Σ around pentagram (According to Imhoof, Pisos is the name of the city magistrate). BMC 4; Imhoof ZfN I, p. 138.TextImage
BMC 5-6Pitane, Mysia, AE11, civic issue, 400-300 BC. 1.25 g. Head of Zeus Ammon right. / Π-I-T-A-N around pentagram with dot in centre. BMC 5-6; McClean 7744.TextImage
BMC 11-13Pitane, Mysia, AE17, 1.66 g. 4th-3rd century BC. Horned head of Zeus Ammon facing three-quarters to right. / ΠITANAIΩN above and beneath pentagram, coiled serpent in left field. BMC 11-13; Mionnet Supp V, 1271.TextImage
BMC 14Pitane, Mysia. AE16, civic issue, 133 BC-AD 14. 3.78 g. Laureate head of Zeus right. / ΠITA-NAIΩN above and beneath horned head of Zeus Ammon facing, all within wreath of ivy. BMC 14; SNG Cop 538.TextImage
BMC 16Pitane, Mysia. AE16, semi-autonomous issue. AD 81-96. AMMΩN (Ω inverted), horned head of Zeus Ammon right. / ΠITANAIΩN (Ω inverted) around pentagram on a shield. BMC 16.TextImage
BMC 18Pitane, Mysia, AE 14mm, 1.66 g. AD 98-138. Helmeted bust of Athena right. / ΠITANAIΩN, Telesphoros standing facing, wearing hooded cloak. BMC 18; Mionnet II, 718; Paris 1525; SNG France 2362; SNG Cop 540; McClean 7748.TextImage
G & M 191, 1489Pitane, Mysia. AR 8 mm obol, ca 400-350 BC. 0.58 g. Female head right. / ΠITANA, ram's head right within incuse square. Unpublished. Gorny & Mosch 191, 1489.TextImage
Mionnet II 718Pitane, Mysia, 14mm, 1.61g. AD 98-138. Helmeted bust of Athena right / ΠITANAIΩN, Telesphoros standing facing, wearing hooded cloak. Mionnet II, 718 (this coin); Paris 1525; SNG France 2362; SNG Cop 540; McClean 7748; Mionnet Supp V,1235; BMC 18.TextImage
SNG Cop 530-535Pitane, Mysia. Ca 4th century BC. AE 16mm. Head of Zeus Ammon right / Π-I-T-A around pentagram (nothing in centre). SNG Cop 530-535; BMC 7-8; Weber 5237-5239; Mionnet II,713; SNG von Aulock 1429. Note: the size and weight can be from 11-17 mm, 1-5 g. TextImage
SNG Cop 533Pitane, Mysia. Circa 1st Century AD. AE 11mm. Head of Zeus Ammon right / Π-I-T-A around pentagram with dot in centre. SNG France 2350. TextImage
SNG Turkey 9-III, 1038Pitane, Mysia, AR 6 mm hemiobol, civic issue, 400-300 BC. 0.28 g. Female head right. / ΠI in incuse square. SNG Turkey 9-III, 1038.TextImage
SNG Turkey 9-III, 1045Pitane, Mysia. AR obol or hemiobol, 4th century BC. 7 mm, 0.41 g. Youthful male head right. / ΠITANA around pentagram in incuse square. SNG Turkey 9-III, 1045; Arikanturk Coll. 3285.TextImage
SNG Turkey 9-III, 1058-1059Pitane, Mysia. AE9, semi-autonomous issue. 400-300 BC. 0.64 g. Horned head of Zeus Ammon right. / ΠITA, pentagram, ivy leaf or flower in centre. SNG Turkey 9-III, 1058-1059. (BMC 5-10 symbol var).TextImage
SNG vA 1430Pitane, Mysia. AE11 civic issue. 400-200 BC. 2 g. Head of Zeus-Ammon facing slightly right. / ΠITANAIΩN. serpent with head right coiled around omphalos, pentagram in right field. SNG von Aulock 1430; Winterthur 2628.TextImage
SNG vA 1431Pitane, Mysia. AE15. Semi-autonomous issue, AD 81-96. 2.16 g. ΘEA ΡΩMH, head of Roma right, wearing a headdress resembling the crown of Isis. / ΠITANAIΩN around pentagram on a shield. SNG von Aulock 1431; SNG France 2366; RPC II 956B (this coin).TextImage
Weber 5237Pitane, Mysia. AE11. Ca 4th century BC. 1.2 g. Head of Zeus Ammon right. / No legend, pentagram. Weber 5237; Mionnet II, 713.TextImage
Weber 5240Pitane, Mysia, AE17, 4th-3rd century BC. 3.96 g. Horned head of Zeus Ammon facing three-quarters to right. / ΠITANAIΩN around pentagram, coiled serpent in right field. Weber 5240; SNG Cop 536; (BMC 11-13 var (serpent in left field).TextImage
CAIUS AND LUCIUS
RPC 2393Caius and Lucius, AE16 of Pitane, Mysia. 8-7 BC. 2.56 g. Γ KAIΣAΡA ΠITANAIOI, bare head of Gaius Caesar right, pentagram in right field. / Λ KAIΣAΡA, bare head of Lucius Caesar right, head of Zeus-Ammon facing slightly left in right field. RPC I 2393; Paris 1543; Waddington 990; Imhoof GM 186.TextImage
NERO
RPC 2397Nero, AE18 of Pitane, Mysia. AD 54-59. 3.10 g. Magistrate Eisidoros. NEΡΩNA KAIΣAΡA, bare head right. / EΠI EIΣIΔΩΡOY ΠITANAIΩN around a pentagram on a shield. RPC I 2397; Munich 6A.TextImage
MARCUS AURELIUS
Berlin 18217240Marcus Aurelius, AE23 of Pitane, Mysia. AD 161-180. 6.85 g. AY KAI M AYΡH ANTΩNEINO, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right. / CTΡA M EYANΘOY ΠITANAI, Asklepios standing front, looking left, leaning on serpent-entwined staff. Berlin 18217240; RPC IV temp 6202 (this coin).TextImage
FAUSTINA II
RPC IV 10151Faustina II, AE18 of Pitane, Mysia. AD 147-175. 4.42 g. ΦAYCTINA CEBACTH, draped bust right. / EΠI NIKHΦOΡOY ΠITANAI-Ω-N, Amazon standing, left, holding patera and bipennis. RPC IV temp 10151.TextImage
SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
Naumann 61, 406 Septimius Severus AE18 of Pitane, Mysia. AD 193-211. 2.97 g. AY KA CEΠ CEOYHΡOC ΠEΡ, laureate head right. / ΠITANAIΩN, Asklepios standing front, looking left, leaning upon serpent-entwined staff. Unpublished. Naumann 61, 406.TextImage
CARACALLA
Gruen 64, 1970Caracalla, AE32 of Pitane, Mysia. AD 198-217. 20.82 g. Magistrate Aur. Dionys. AYTKΡA K MAΡK AYΡ ANTΩNEINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / EΠI CTΡATHΓOY AYΡ ΔIONYC ΠITANAIΩN, Hygieia standing right, feeding serpent in arms, facing Asklepios standing front, leaning on serpent-entwined staff. Unpublished (but another one in Peter Franke's collection). Herbert Grün 64, 1970.TextImage
See also: Entry for Pitane on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Pitane at AsiaMinorCoins.com
Search for Pitane in the ANS Database
Search for Pitane in the RPC IV (Antonines) database at the Ashmolean Museum