Ancient Coinage of Paphlagonia, Germanicopolis



Modern day Çankiri, Turkey. Named after Germanicus or Claudius, until the time of Caracalla during whose reign it was renamed Gangra.

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SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
BMC 6 varSeptimius Severus AE28 of Germanicopolis, Paphlagonia. AYT K Λ CEΠ CEOYHΡOC, laureate & cuirassed bust right / AΡX ΠAΦ ΓEΡM A NIKOΠOΛEΩC, Demeter standing left, holding poppy head and long torch.TextImage
CNG 88, 845Septimius Severus, AE29 of Germanicopolis, Paphlagonia, dated local year 215, AD 209-210. AY KAI Λ CE CEOYHΡOC, laureate head right / AΡX ΠAΦ ΓEΡMANIKOΠO ECTIA ΘEΩN, ET CEI across fields, Helios standing left, holding torch and raising right hand. Unpublished. CNG 88, 845.TextImage
SNG vA 180Septimius Severus, AE30 of Germanicopolis, Paphlagonia, dated local year 215, AD 209-210. AV K Λ C CEOYHΡOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΓEΡMANIKOΠOΛEΩC, ET CEI below, eagle standing left on garlanded altar, wings closed, holding wreath in beak, a standard to left and right. SNG von Aulock 180 var (obv legend).TextImage
JULIA DOMNA
CNG 188, 206Julia Domna, AE29 of Germanicopolis, Paphlagonia, Dated local year 215, AD 209-210. IOYΛIA ΔOMNA CEB, draped bust right / ΓEΡMANIKOΠOΛEΩC ET CEI, eagle standing left on garlanded altar, wings closed, holding wreath in beak, a standard to left and right. Unpublished. CNG 188, 206.TextImage
Helios 5, 620Julia Domna, AE of Germanicopolis, Paphlagonia. Dated AD 215. 14.15 g. IOVΛIA ΔOMNA AV, draped bust right / ΓEΡMANIKOΠOΛEΩC ET CEI, Artemis standing right, holding bow and reaching for arrow from quiver at shoulder, stag at foot. RecGen 29-38 var (reverse type); Helios Auction 5, lot 620, otherwise unpublished.TextImage
CARACALLA
Arslan 42Caracalla, AE30 of Germanicopolis, Paphlagonia. AD 198-217. ANTΩNEINOC AYΓOYCTOC, laureate head right / ΓEΡMANIKOΠOΛEΩC, Serapis standing front, looking left, holding sceptre and raising right hand. Arslan 42 in Anadolu Mus. Report 1990; RecGen 45 var (legends); Hirsch auction 168.TextImage
CNG 294, 442Caracalla, AE28 of Germanicopolis, Paphlagonia, AD 198-217. ANTΩNINOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield / ΓEΡMANICOΠOΛEΩC ECTIA, Apis bull, raising foreleg; standing right with two standards surmounted by bucrania in the background. Unpublished. CNG 294, 442.TextImage
Hecht 2Caracalla, AE28 of Germanicopolis, Paphlagonia, AD 198-217. ANTΩNEINOC AYΓOYCTOC, laureate head right / AΡX ΠAΦ ΓEΡMANICOΠOΛEΩC, Apis bull, raising foreleg; standing right with two standards surmounted by bucrania in the background. Hecht 2 in NC 1968 (this coin).TextImage
Imhoof Pontos XIIICaracalla, AE21 of Germanicopolis, Paphlagonia. AD 198-217. AYT K M AYΡ ANTΩNINOC, laureate, cuirassed bust right / ΓEΡMANIKOΠOΛE-ΩC EC-TIA around, above and beneath bull walking right. Imhoof, Pontos XIII; ex Montague Greek I, 240 (this coin); var of RecGen 50 (obv legend).TextImage
Nomos 5, 668Caracalla, AE28 of Germanicopolis, Paphlagonia, AD 198-217. 13.96 g. ANTΩNINOC CEBA, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield / ANTΩNI... CEBAC ΓEΡMANIKOΠOΛEITΩ, Caracalla on horseback right, holding spear. Nomos 5, 668. Apparently unpublished.TextImage
St. Florian 1Caracalla, AE27 of Gangra (Germanicopolis), Paphlagonia, AD 198-217. AYT K M AYΡ ANTΩNINOC, laureate, cuirassed bust right / AΡX ΠAΦ ΓANΓΡΩN above and beneath two tall buildings with two smaller buildings between them. St. Florian 1; RecGen 60-61 type.TextImage
See also:Entry for Germanicopolis, Paphlagonia on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Germanicopolis in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum
Search for Germanicopolis in the ANS Database

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