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Ancient Coinage of Phoenicia, Orthosia

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BMC 1Phoenicia, Orthosia. Civic Issue. Year 111(?) (24/23 BC). AE 19mm. Turreted head of Tyche right / Tyche or Baal in a biga pulled by griffins. RPC I 4505. TextImage
RPC 4503Phoenicia, Orthosia. Reign of Augustus. Year 36 (29/28 BC). AE 18mm. Turreted bust of Tyche right / ORQWCIEWN in exergue, Baal of Orthosia in chariot pulled by two griffins. Traité 1489. TextImage
RPC 4303 cmk
Sear 6043
Orthosia, Phoenicia, AE18.8, time of Augustus, 1st C. BC. Turreted and draped bust of Tyche right, countermark of three concentric circles or incuse shield (Howgego 486) / ORQWCIEWN, Kronos? holding harpe, in car drawn by two winged panthers, (date above). Sear Greek 6043; BMC 1; RPC 4503-4505.TextImage
SNGCop 175Phoenicia, Orthosia. 2nd-1st centuries B.C. AE 20. Turreted bust of Tyche right / ORQWCIEWN in exergue, Baal of Orthosia in car drawn by two griffins. BMC 1. TextImage
TIBERIUS
Mionnet 105
RPC S2-I-4505B
Tiberius AE21 of Orthosia, Phoenicia. Dated regnal year 4 (17-18 AD). Laureate head left; LD (date) to left / Cult statue of Kronos (Baal?), holding harpa and wearing calathus, in cart drawn by griffins. RPC S2-I-4505B; McAlee 7.20; Seyrig, Syria 31 (1954), 5; cf. Mionnet VIII, 105.TextImage
CLAUDIUS
Lindgren 2309Claudius, AE20 of Orthosia, Phoenicia. 41-54 AD. 8.02 g. Dated CY 354 (AD 42-43). Laureate head left, date (L)D N(T) to left and right / Baal of Orthosia standing right on two griffins. RPC: -; Lindgren & Kovacs 2309.TextImage
NERO
RPC 4506Nero AE20 of Orthosia, Phoenicia. Dated Year 368=56/57 AD. HX-T, laureate head left / Baal standing right on two griffins, OPQWCIE below. Rouvier 874corr. TextImage
ANTONINUS PIUS
Rouvier 876Antoninus Pius, AE23 of Orthosia, Phoenicia. Dated SE 462 (150-151 AD). AYT KAI TI AIL ADR ANTWNEINOC CEB, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ORQWCIEWN, Dionysos, holding harpa, driving biga of winged and horned panthers; BXY in field. Rouvier 876; SNG Hunterian 3264.TextImage
Rouvier 877Antoninus Pius, AE24 of Orthosia, Phoenicia. Dated SE 462 (150-151 AD). AYT KAI TI AIL ADR ANTWNEINOC CEB, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ORQWCIEWN, Astarte standing facing, foot on prow, holding stylis, Nike standing left on column to right, crowning her; BXY (date) in right field. Rouvier 877.TextImage
ELAGABALUS
Rouvier 878Elagabalus, AE22 of Orthosia, Phoenicia. AY K M AY ANTWNINOC.., laureate, draped bust of Elagabalus right / ORQWCIEWN in exergue, temple with four columns and three porticos. In the centre, Astarte standing facing, holding stylis and raising hem of her robe, Nike on column to right. In the left-hand portico, Cybele, turreted, standing facing, between two small figures. In the right hand portico another deity, wearing tunic, standing facing. Date to left. Rouvier 878; Babelon ("Perses Achemen.") 1498; Mionnet V, 187.TextImage
Rouvier 880Elagabalus, AE23 of Orthosia, Phoenicia. Dated CY 533 (AD 221-222). AY K M AY ANTWNEINOC, Laureate head right / ORQWCIEWN, tetrastyle temple with pediment above central arch and doorways on sides; within a statue of Astarte standing facing, being crowned by Nike on short column beside her, stairs leading to both doorways; GL-F(date) around altar. Rouvier 880; BMC 5-6 corr. (Sev. Alex.).TextImage
Rouvier 881 varElagabalus, AE18 of Orthosia, Phoenicia. Dated 221-222. 4.75 gr. AV K M AV ANTWNINOC, laureate head right / Statuette of Baal in biga of two winged griffins. Seleukid date BAF (533) below. Rouvier -; Babelon -; BMC -. Rouvier 881 var (reverse type).TextImage
SNGCop 175cf Elagabalus AE 21mm of Phoenicia, Orthosia. Radiate bust right / Dionysos, wearing modius, driving a biga of panthers right. TextImage
SEVERUS ALEXANDER
BMC 5 Severus Alexander AE 24mm of Phoenicia, Orthosia. Laureate head right / Tetrastyle temple of Astarte. Lindgren I 2310. TextImage
Rouvier 885Severus Alexander, AE20 of Orthosia, Phoenicia. 222-235 AD. AY K M AYR ALEXANDROC KAICAP, laureate head right / ORQWCIEWN, tetrastyle temple with pediment above central arch and doorways on sides; within a statue of Astarte standing facing, holding sceptre, river-god swimming right below. (Date usually BLF in exergue). Rouvier 885.TextImage
See also: Perseus Project database, coins of Orthosia
Entry for Phoenicia, Orthosia on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Orthosia in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum

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