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Ancient Coinage of Paphlagonia, Amastris


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CITY AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
BMC 7Amastris, Paphlagonia, AE28. Helmeted head of Athena right, in crested helmet with Pegasus / AMASTR..., Perseus standing, holding harpa & head of Medusa. TextImage
BMC 15Amastris, Paphlagonia, AE20. OMHROC, bust of Homer right, wearing taenia / AMACTRIANWN MELHC above and beneath river-god Meles, reclining left, himation over lower limbs, holding lyre and reed and resting left arm on overturned urn or rock. BMC 15.TextImage
RecGen 32Amastris, Paphlagonia, AE21. 4.06g. OMHROC, bearded, draped bust of Homer right, wearing taenia, countermark of Gordian III (Howgego 43) / AMAΣTΡIANΩN, Zeus Sarapis seated left, holding sceptre, Cerberus at foot. RecGen 32; Lindgren 79.TextImage
Reich 48870Paphlagonia, Amastris, 2nd century AD. OMHROC; head of Homer right, wearing taenia / AMACTΡIANΩN; male figure standing left, holding patera over altar in right, long sceptre in left hand. SNG von Aulock cf. 6806 (same obverse die), unpublished. A. Reich Collection 48870.TextImage
SNG BMC 130PAPHLAGONIA, Amastris. Mid 3rd Century BC. AR Didrachm. Young head right, in laureate leather cap decorated with star / Aphrodite enthroned left in kalathos, with sceptre & Nike who crowns her; rose bud left. Dewing 2123-2124. TextImage
SNG BMC 1302ffPaphlagonia, Amastris AR Didrachm. Circa 285 BC. Head of Amastris right, in mitra with wreath & star / AMAΣTΡIEΩN, Aphrodite enthroned left, in polos & holding Nike in right hand, sceptre in left; to left, myrtle bud. RecGen 5, SNG von Aulock 152, Dewing 2123/2124. TextImage
SNG Cop 246Paphlagonia, Amastris, AE21. 120-63 BC. Aegis with Gorgon head at center / Nike advancing right carrying palm branch. TextImage
SNG France 7, 44Amastris, Paphlagonia. AE20. Dated Year 1 of the Lucullan era. 70-69 BC. 20.22 mm, 7.23 g. Turreted head of Tyche right / A (AM)AΣ-TΡEΩΣ, legend in three lines within laurel wreath. Hoover HGC 363; cf SNG France 7, 44; RecGen 24; Weber 4799; RPC I 2106 (All with year B above).TextImage
SNG vA 158Amastris, Paphlagonia. 120-63 BC, AE 19mm. Bearded head of Zeus right / AMAΣTΡ, beneath eagle standing facing on thunderbolt, head right; monogram left, star right. BMC 5; Waddington 14; SNG von Aulock 158.TextImage
DOMITIA
RPC 713ADDDomitia, AE26 of Amastris, Paphlagonia. 81-96 AD. ΔOMITIA ΘEA ΣEBAΣTH, draped bust right / HΡA..AMA-ΣTΡIANΩN, Dionysos standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos. Not in RPC for any city with this obv. legend.TextImage
ANTONINUS PIUS
Mionnet 28Antoninus Pius, AE27 pf Amastris, Paphlagonia. 138-161 AD. AYT KAICAΡ ANTΩNEINOC, bare head right, slight drapery on left shoulder / AMACTΡIANΩN, Herakles Farnese standing right, right hand behind back, resting on club set on rock or cippus. Mionnet Suppl. IV, 28; SNG France 7, 73; ; cf. RecGen 69.TextImage
RecGen 65Antoninus Pius, AE23 of Amastris, Paphlagonia. AYT KAICAΡ AΔΡ ANTNΩEINOC, laureate head right / AMACTΡIANΩN, Hermes standing facing, head right, holding purse and caduceus. RecGen 65.TextImage
MARCUS AURELIUS
RecGen 80Marcus Aurelius, AE of Amastris, Paphlagonia. KAICAΡ OVHΡOC, bare head right / AMACTΡIANΩN, Hygieia standing left, holding patera, feeding serpent in arms. RecGen 80; SNG France 7, 87; Paris 551; BMC 22-23.TextImage
FAUSTINA II
Lindgren 82Faustina II AE23 of Amastris, Paphlagonia. AD 146-180. ΦAVCTEINA CEBACTH, Draped bust right / AMACTΡIANΩN, Winged Nemesis standing left, holding bridle and horizontal wand. Lindgren 82 otherwise unpublished.TextImage
GETA
RecGen 151aGeta AE18 of Amastris, Paphlagonia. AD 205-211. Π CEΠ ΓETAC K, bare-headed and draped bust right / AMACTΡIANΩN, Bull standing right. RecGen 151a.TextImage
RecGen 152Geta AE21 of Amastris in Paphlagonia. AD 209-212. AYT K Π CE ΓETAC AYΓ, Laureate bust right / AMACTΡIANΩN, Pallas Athena, helmeted standing right, wearing chiton and peplos, holding spear and owl. RecGen 152.TextImage
GORDIAN III
RN 8767Gordian III, AE27 of Amastris, Paphlagonia. ..VT ΓOΡΔIANOC AVΓ, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / AMACTΡIANΩN, Isis Pharia sailing right, head facing, holding a billowing sail. Not in SNG Cop, BMC, Mionnet, Isegrim, Lindgren.TextImage
TRANQUILLINA
Rec Gen 174Tranquillina, AE 30mm (8 assarion) of Amastris, Paphlagonia. AD 241-244. CABEINIA TΡANKYΛΛEINA, Draped bust right / AMACTΡIANΩN, Zeus and Hera standing facing each other, value letter H in lower centre. Rec Gen 174; BMC 35.TextImage
See also: Perseus Project database, coins of Amastris
Entry for Paphlagonia, Amastris on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Amastris in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum
Search for Amastris at AsiaMinorCoins.com
Search for Amastris in the ANS Database

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