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Ancient Coinage of Peloponnesos, Achaia, Patrai

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CIVIC AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
BCD 529Peloponnesos, Achaia, Patrai. Circa 35 BC. AE Sixth Obol. (1.57 g, 12h). Damasias, son of Agesilaus, magistrate. D-A/M-A/C-I/A-C, Owl standing left, head facing / Trident flanked by P-A all within wreath. BCD Peloponnesos 529.TextImage
BCD 533Patrae, Achaia, Peloponnesos, ca. 31 BC. AR Hemidrachm 14mm, 1.94g. Agys Aischrionos, magistrate. Laureate head of Zeus right / AGYC AI CXPI WNOC around PA monogram within laurel wreath. BCD Peloponnesos 533; SNG Copenhagen 152; BMC 1.TextImage
BCD 553Patrae, Peloponnesos, AE Hemiassarion. Semi-autonomous. 2.94 g. late 2nd c. BC. COL AVG, draped bust of Artemis Laphria right, quiver at shoulder / ACH PAT, tripod, globe behind. RPC I, 1247; BCD 553; Agallopoulou, p. 211, fig. I.TextImage
BMC 8Achaia, Patrai. Circa 146-32 BC. AE 20mm. Metrodoros & Menekleos, magistrates. Head of Herakles right, in taenia / MHTRDwROC MENEKLEOC PATREWN, Pallas Athena advancing right, holding spear, shield on left arm; Patrai monogram in left field, owl in right field. BMC 8-11. TextImage
Clerk 73Achaean League, Achaea, Patrae AR Hemidrachm. ca 86 BC. Laureate head of Zeus right / AX monogram, XG-PA, FI above, dolphin below, all in wreath. BCD 508.4. TextImage
Clerk 81Achaean League, Patrai AR Hemidrachm. ca 86 BC. Laureate head of Zeus right / AX monogram, SW above, IE monogram to left, PA to right, dolphin below. BCD 508.7. TextImage
Grose 6329Achaia, Patrae AE20. 146-32 BC. Head of Athena in crested Corinthian helmet / Bearded Poseidon advancing, wielding a trident, dolphin in right hand. TextImage
SNG Cop 244Achaean League, Patras AR Hemiobol. Circa 175-168 BC. Laureate head of Zeus right / Monogram in wreath, LY above, A-P, dolphin right below. Thompson 298. TextImage
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Sear 2976Peloponnesos, Achaean League Patrai AR Hemidrachm. 196-146BC. Laureate head of Zeus right / large A X monogram, dolphin right below, all within laurel wreath. TextImage
AUGUSTUS
RPC 1253Augustus, Posthumous issue struck by Tiberius, after 14 AD, AE26 As of Patrae, Achaia, Peloponnesos. DIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER, Radiate head of Augustus left / COL A A PATRENS above and beneath founder, togate, holding staff and vexillum, ploughing left with yoke of oxen. RPC 1253; BCD Peloponnessos 540f. SNG Cop 168. McClean 6336. TextImage
NERO
RPC 1265 var
Mionnet 925
Nero AE As. Patrae, Achaea. 24mm, 12.18 gr. NERO CAESAR AVG GERM, radiate head left / ADVENTVS AVGVSTI, CP (Colonia Patrae) above, Galley travelling left with nine oarsmen. Mionnet IV, 925; RPC 1265 var (obv legend with IMP).TextImage
RPC 1275Nero, AE23 of Patrae, Achaea, AD 6668. 8.52 g. IMP NERO CAESAR, laureate head left / APOLLO AVGVST around, C-P across fields, Nero as Apollo standing right, playing the lyre. RPC 1275.TextImage
HADRIAN
BMC 39 varHadrian. AE20, probably of Patrae, Achaea. Laureate head right / COL A A P.. Artemis running left, holding torch in right hand and bow in left; hound leaping left at foot. Aiello Coll. temp. no. 47; BMC 39 var (this reverse for Lucius Verus); Mionnet -; SNG Cop -; etc. TextImage
Mionnet Supp. IV, 948Hadrian, AE 7.47gr of Patrae, Achaea. HADRIANVS AVG COS III (or similar), laureate head right / COL A A PATR, Artemis standing right, holding bow on altar, hound at foot. Mionnet Supp. IV 948 (but "standing left").TextImage
MARCUS AURELIUS
Cohen 1174Marcus Aurelius, AE of Patrae, Pelopponesus. M AVR ANTONINVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / COL A A PATR, Tyche standing left by altar, holding patera and cornucopiae. Cohen III 1174.TextImage
Imhoof. Paus., 14Marcus Aurelius AE25 of Patrae, Achaia. M AVR ANTONIN.., laureate head right / COL A A PATR.. Ares, naked, helmeted, standing facing, head right, brandishing spear. Imhoof Pausanias, 14.TextImage
Mionnet II, 349Marcus Aurelius, AE25 of Patrae, Achaea. 2 Assaria. IMP CAES M AVREL ANTONINVS AVC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / COL A A PATR, turreted and draped bust of Tyche right. Cohen 1177; Mionnet II, 349.TextImage
Mionnet 960vMarcus Aurelius. AE21, 2 Assaria of Patrae, Achaea. M AVR ANTONINVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / COL A A PATR, Diana/Artemis standing left, holding torch & spear, between two hounds, each running left. Vienna 13881v (Commodus). TextImage
Mionnet S.IV, 967Marcus Aurelius, AE24 of Patrae, Achaea. M AVR ANTONINVS AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / COL A A PATR, Tyche standing left by altar, holding patera and cornucopiae. Mionnet Supp. IV, 967; Cohen 1174.TextImage
Paris 1276Marcus Aurelius, AE22 of Patrae, Achaea. IMP CAES M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG, laureate head right / COL A A PATR, legionary eagle between two standards. Paris 1276; Vienna 13869 and Mionnet 975 corr. (under Lucius Verus).TextImage
SNG Cop 187Marcus Aurelius, AE24 of Patrae, Achaea. IMP CAES M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG, laureate head right / COL A A PATR, Priest plowing left with two oxen. SNG Cop 187.TextImage
COMMODUS
Paris 1327Commodus, AE27 of Patrae, Achaia. ca. AD 182-184. 9.67 g. IMP COMMODVS ANTO AVG (some letters retrograde or inverted), laureate, cuirassed bust right, seen from the back / COL A A PATR, across the centre of a view of the harbour of Patrae, three civic buildings or temples in the upper area and a male statue flanked by two boats in the lower section. Paris 1327; Berlin 194; Vienna 13882; Price & Trell 6.TextImage
CARACALLA
BMC 46Caracalla, AE23 2 Assaria, Patrae, Peloponnesos. 214-215 AD. M AVR ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / COL A A PATR, Artemis Laphria standing facing, looking right and leaning left on bow set on altar; at foot, hound looking right. BMC 46; BCD Peloponnesos 577.1 (this coin).TextImage
BMC 47Caracalla, AE of Patrai, Achaia, Peloponnesos 2 Assaria, 9.10 g. M AVR ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / COL A A PATR, Hermes seated left on rock, holding caduceus, ram at foot. BMC 47. BCD Peloponnesos 571-572 var.TextImage
BMC 53 Patrai, Peloponnesos, Caracalla AE 25. M AVR ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / COL A A PATR, she-wolf suckling Romulus & Remus.TextImage
See also: Entry for Patrai on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Patrai in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum

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