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Ancient Coinage of Phrygia, Apameia


[SNG Cop 164]

Apameia, Phrygia, near the confluence of the Marsyas and Meander Rivers; modern Dinar, Turkey.

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CITY AND AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
BMC 15Phrygia, Apameia AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm. ca 88-67 BC. Cista mystica with serpent, all within ivy wreath / bow-case with serpents, DIONY/SIOY above, APA to left, pair of flutes to right. SNG Cop -. TextImage
BMC 40Phrygia, Apameia AE23. ca 133-48 BC, magistrate Andronicus Alkius. Bust of Zeus right / APAME ANDRONIKOU ALKIOU, Artemis Anaitis standing facing. BMC 40. TextImage
BMC 47Apameia, Phrygia, AE16, 133-48 BC. Turreted head of Artemis as Tyche right, bow and quiver over shoulder / APAME ARISTA KHFIS to right and left of Marsyas, walking right on maeander pattern, naked, but for cloak behind, playing the double flute. Weber 7030; BMC 47; Mionnet Supp. VII 143; SNG von Aulock 3472; SNG Tuebingen 3973.TextImage
BMC 69Apameia, Phrygia. AE22. 133-48 BC. 8.70g. Laureate head of Zeus right / APAME HRAKLEI (EGLO) to right and left of cultus statue of Artemis Anaitis standing facing, wearing long chiton, kalathos and veil, a taenia or support hanging from each extended hand. BMC 69.TextImage
BMC 114Phrygia, Apameia, AE14, 2.19g. ZEYS KELENEOS, bearded head of Zeus right / APAMEWN, eagle with spread wings left, head right. BMC 114, Weber 7031.TextImage
BMC 124Apameia, Phrygia. AE 24mm, Autonomous issue. Time of Philip I, 244-249 AD. DHMOC, bearded, laureate and draped bust of Demos right / P PELAGONT-O-C APAM-E, W-N (across fields), Athena standing left, holding patera and spear. BMC 124.TextImage
BMC 128Apameia, Phrygia, AE20mm. 244-268 AD. DHMOC, unbearded head of Demos right, hair bound with taenia / APAM-E-WN, eagle standing facing, head right, wings spread. SNG von Aulock 3478; BMC 128.TextImage
Mueller 1105Phrygia: Apameia, 133-48 BC. AE-12 mm, 2.07 gr. Laureate and bearded head of Zeus right within dotted border / APAMEWN ..CEME.., crested Corinthian helmet over maeander-symbol. Unpublished magistrate. Mueller Coll. 1105.TextImage
SNGCop 147Phrygia, Apameia AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm. ca 150-140 BC. Cista mystica with serpent, all within ivy wreath / bow-case with serpents, AP monogram to left, elephant head to right. Kleiner-Noe Series 23. TextImage
SNGCop 147v
Sear #5111
Phrygia, Apameia AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm. ca 166-160 BC. Cista mystica with serpent; all within ivy wreath / bow-case with serpents, AP monogram to left, Sphinx seated right on caduceus to right. Kleiner-Noe Series 3, SNG Cop -. TextImage
SNGCop 147v1Phrygia, Apameia AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm. ca 160-150 BC. Cista mystica with serpent, all within ivy wreath / bow-case with serpents, AP monogram to left, head of Silenos to the right. NISC, but cf Kleiner-Noe Series 16 obv. TextImage
SNGCop 147v2Phrygia, Apameia AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm. ca 150-140 BC. Cista mystica with serpent, all within ivy wreath / bow-case with serpents, AP monogram to left, small snake to the right. NISC. TextImage
SNGCop 147v3Phrygia, Apameia AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm. ca 150-140 BC. Cista mystica with serpent, all within ivy wreath / bow-case with serpents, AP monogram to left, Dioscuri cap with palm to right. NISC. TextImage
SNGCop 158
Sear #5115
Phrygia, Apameia AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm. P Cornelius P F Lentulus Spinther, Imperator, ca 56-54 BC. Cista mystica with serpent emerging, all within ivy wreath / P LENTVLVS P F IMPERATOR above bow-case with serpents, APA to left, Capricorn to right, MYISKOY below. SNG Cop 158, Stumpf 26, BMC 27-28. TextImage
SNGCop 159
Sear #5117
Phrygia, Apameia, C Fannius as Propraetor, AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm. 49 BC. Cista mystica with serpent; all within ivy wreath / C FAN PONT PR above tetrastyle temple surmounted by draped female figure standing left holding patera & sceptre; serpents to either side, APA to left, pair of flutes to right, MANTIQEOS MANTIQEOU below. SNG Cop 159, Stumpf 57, BMC 31. TextImage
SNGCop 161Phrygia, Apameia AE 20. ca 133-48 BC. Bust of Athena right in crested helmet / eagle alighting right on meander symbol, APAME & star above, pilei topped by stars to sides, magistrate KWKOU below. TextImage
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SNGCop 161cfApameia, Phrygia. AE Medallic 35mm. ca 133-48 BC. Bust of Athena right, in high-crested Corinthian helmet & aegis / APAMEWN, eagle alighting on basis with meander pattern, flanked by caps of the Dioskouroi, star above; magistrate KWKOU. TextImage
SNGCop 163Phrygia, Apameia AE20. ca 133-48 BC. Head of Athena right / eagle alighting right on meander symbol, APAME & star above, pilei topped by stars to either side, magistrate ANAPONIK ALKION below. TextImage
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SNGCop 164,cmPhrygia, Apameia. 133-48 BC. AE 22mm. Bust of Athena right in crested corinthian helmet [behind neck, c/m: LS in laurel wreath - monogram of Attalos?] / APAMEWN, eagle alighting on basis with meander pattern, flanked by caps of the Dioskouroi, star above; magistrate ANTIFWN MENEKLEOS below. BMC 45. TextImage
SNGCop 164Apameia, Phrygia. ca 133-48 BC. AE 23mm. Bust of Athena right, in high-crested Corinthian helmet & an aegis / APAMEWN, eagle alighting right on basis decoraged with meander pattern, flanked by caps of the Dioskouroi surmounted by stars, magistrates ANTIFWN & MENEKLEOS. BMC 46. TextImage
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SNGCop 165
Sear #5120
Apameia, Phrygia. AE 20mm. ca 133-48 BC. Bust of Athena right, in high-crested Corinthian helmet & an aegis / APAMEWN, eagle alighting right on basis decorated with meander pattern, flanked by caps of the Dioskouri surmounted by stars, star in upper centre, magistrate ATTALOY BIANOPOS below. BMC 56-7, SNGCop 165. TextObv*Rev
SNG Cop 167Apameia, Phrygia, AE21, 133-48 BC. Helmeted and draped bust of Athena right / APAMEWN, Eagle alighting right on maeander pattern between the caps of the Dioskuri. Magistrates names FAINIPP[OU] and [DRAKONTOS] below, star in upper centre. BMC 97-102; Hunter 8-9; SNG Cop 167; SNG Tuebingen 3960; SNG Munich 116.TextImage
SNGCop 168Apameia, Phrygia. AE22. ca 133-48 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right, in high-crested Corinthian helmet and aegis / APAMEWN, eagle alighting right on basis decorated with meander pattern, flanked by caps of the Dioskouroi surmounted by stars, star in upper centre, magistrate FILOKRATOUS / ARISTEOU below. SNGCop 168; BMC 104ff. TextImage
SNGCop 169Apameia, Phrygia. 2nd-1st Century BC. 9.40g; 23mm. Head of Athena right, wearing high-crested Corinthian helmet and aegis / APAMEWN above eagle alighting right on basis with meander pattern, flanked by caps of the Dioskouroi, star above; magistrates names ANTIFWN and MENEKLEOS below. BMC 105; SNG Cop. 169.TextImage
SNGCop 170
Sear #5121
Phrygia, Apameia AE 23mm. ca 133-48 BC. Laureate head of Zeus right / APAME, cult statue of Artemis Ana´tis standing facing, magistrate ALEXAN APTEMI to left. SNG Cop 170, BMC 33ff. TextObv*Rev
SNGCop 171Phrygia, Apameia AE 22mm. ca 133-48 BC. Laureate head of Zeus right / APAMEW, cult statue of Artemis Ana´tis standing facing, magistrate ARTEMIDW BABA to left.TextImage
SNGCop 172Phrygia, Apameia AE 21mm. ca 133-48 BC. Laureate head of Zeus right / APAME, cult statue of Artemis Ana´tis standing facing, magistrate ATTA/BIAN to left. BMC 61. TextImage
SNGCop 174Phrygia, Apameia AE 23mm. ca 133-48 BC. Laureate head of Zeus right / APAME, cult statue of Artemis Ana´tis standing facing, magistrate KHFISO DIONY to left. TextImage
SNGCop 175Phrygia, Apameia AE 21mm. ca 133-48 BC. Head of Zeus right wearing oak wreath / APAME, cult statue of Artemis Ana´tis standing facing, magistrate MENEKP DIODW to left. TextImage
SNGCop 177Phrygia, Apameia AE 23mm. ca 133-48 BC. Head of Zeus right wearing oak wreath / APAME, cult statue of Artemis Ana´tis standing facing, magistrate ANDPONI ALKIOY to left. TextImage
SNGCop 180Apameia, Phrygia. . Circa 133-48 BC. AE 23mm. Laureate head of Zeus right / APAME, cult statue of Artemis Ana´tis facing, magistrate MANTIO & DIODO to left. BMC 86. TextImage
SNGCop 182Phrygia, Apameia AE 20mm. ca 133-48 BC. Laureate head of Zeus right / APAMEW, cult statue of Artemis Ana´tis standing facing, magistrate KANKAPOY EGLOGIV to left. TextImage
SNGCop 183Apameia, Phrygia, AE23. ca 133-48 BC. Laureate head of Zeus right / APAME HRAKLEI EGLO to right and left of cult statue of Artemis Ana´tis standing facing. TextImage
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SNGCop 184Phrygia, Apamaea AE20. Laureate head of Zeus right / APAME, cult figure of Artemis Anaitis standing within peaked shrine, magistrate KONWN EGLO to left. BMC 33. TextImage
SNGCop 189Phrygia, Apameia AE15. ca 133-48 BC. Turreted head of Artemis right / APAMEWN, Marsyas walking right on maeander pattern, playing flute, DT to left. TextImage
SNGCop 191Phrygia, Apameia AE16. ca 133-48 BC. Turreted head of Artemis right, bow & quiver at shoulder / APAMEWN, Marsyas walking right on maeander pattern, playing flute, magistrate APIST KHFTIS. BMC 47, SNGvA 3472. TextImage
SNGCop 192Apameia, Phrygia. ca 133-48 BC. AE 18mm. Turreted head of Artemis right, bow & quiver over shoulder / APAMEWN, Marsyas walking right on maeander pattern, playing flute; magistrates ATTALOU & BIANOROS. BMC 62. TextImage
SNGCop 193
Sear #5122
Phrygia, Apameia AE15. 133-48 BC. Turreted bust of Artemis right / APAMEWN, satyr Marsyas advancing right, playing double flute, magistrate PANKP ZHNO to left. BMC 91-93, SNG Cop 193. TextImage
SNGCop 195vPhrygia, Apameia AE 15mm. 2nd-3rd Century BC. APAMEIA, turreted draped bust of city goddess right / APAMEWN, Hekate Triformis, the outside figures holding small torches, the inside figure holding patera, all three heads wearing polos. TextImage
SNGCop 200Phrygia, Apameia AE 19, 3.29g, 3rd century AD. DHMOC, bearded, draped bust of Demos right / (from top right) APA-MEW-N, Marsyas, nude except for cloak billowing behind him, advancing right, playing double flute. SNG Copenhagen 200; SNG Munich 137.TextImage
SNGTueb 3975Phrygia, Apameia AE17. ca 133-48 BC. Turreted head of Artemis right, bow and quiver over shoulder / DIOD APAME, naked Marsyas walking right on Maeander pattern, playing double flute. SNG Tuebingen 3975. TextImage
SNGvA 3474Phrygia, Apameia AE 17mm. ca 138-48 BC. Turreted bust of Minerva right, bow & quiver at shoulder / APAME, the satyr Marsyas right, playing double flute, magistrate MHTPO KELA to left. SNG Cop -. TextImage
SNGvA 3475Phrygia, Apameia, AE16, 2.35g, 2nd century AD. APAMEIA, turreted and draped bust of Tyche right / (from top right) CWTEIRA, Hekate Triformis, three-figured, each with double-chiton and wearing kalathos, holding torches. SNG v. Aulock 3475, SNG Leypold II 1438.TextImage
SNGvA 3476Phrygia, Apameia. 2nd-3rd Century AD. AE 14mm (2.80 gm). ApameiaI, turreted draped bust of city goddess right / APAMEWN, Aphrodite standing facing, draped from waist down, arms raised, holding long tresses of hair. SNG Cop -. TextImage
Sear 5123vPhrygia Apameia AE16. 2nd-1st Century BC. Laureate head of Zeus right / helmet set on meander pattern, DI to left, APAMEWN to right. NISC. TextImage
Stumpf 83Phrygia, Apameia AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm. Appius Claudius Ap F Pulcher, Imperator ca 54-51 BC. Cista mystica with serpent, all in ivy wreath / AP-PVLCHER-AP F-IMP above bow-case with serpents, APA to left, pair of flutes to right, QEOPROPOS/APOLLWNIOY below. Hunterian 2. TextImage
Sear #5116Phrygia, Apameia AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm. Appius Claudius Ap. F. Pulcher, Imperator. c54-51 BC. Cista mystica with serpent; all in ivy wreath / AP-PVLCHER-AP F-IMP, bow-case with serpents, APA to left, pair of flutes to right, HPA/TIMWNOS below. Stumpf 82, BMC 30.
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Sear 5121Phrygien: Apameia, 133-48 BC. AE-21 mm, 6.45 gr. Laureate head of Zeus right / APAME, statue of veiled Artemis Anaitis facing, wearing kalathos and taenia, in the left field name of strategos: AHRAKLEI-EGLO. SNG Cop 177 ff; SNG Aulock 3470 var.; Lindgren 892; Sear 5121.TextImage
AUGUSTUS
RPC 3124Augustus (?) AE18mm of Apameia, Phrygia. Laureate head right / APAMEWN between two flutes within a laurel wreath. SNG Cop 206; SNGvA 3485.TextImage
RPC 3125Augustus AE20 of Phrygia, Apameia. Bare head right / APAMEWN DIOTREFOU, two grain stalks set on meander pattern. TextImage
RPC 3127Augustus AE 19mm of Phrygia, Apameia. (Proconsul: Dionysios Apolloniou and Meilton). SEBASTOS, bare head right / DIONUSIOS APOLLWNIOU MELITWN APAMEWN, facing cult statue of Artemis, Maeander pattern below. RPC 3127.TextImage
RPC 3129Augustus. AE20 of Apameia, Phrygia. SEBASTOS, laureate head right / GAIOS KAISAR GAIOS MASWNIOS ROUFOS APAMEWN, Gaius Caesar in facing quadriga. RPC 3129.TextImage
CAIUS AND LUCIUS
RPC 3130Caius Caesar AE 17mm of Phrygia, Apameia. ca 5 BC. GAIOS KAISAR, laureate head right / (AD?)SOLEWS POVFOV, cult statue of Artemis, APAMEWN in ex. SNG von Aulock 8305.TextImage
GERMANICUS
RPC 3134Germanicus AE16 of Apameia, Bithynia. Magistrate Gaius Julius Kallikles. GEPMANIKOS KAISAR, bare head right / IOYLIOS KALLIKLHS APAMEWN, stag standing right.TextObv/Rev
NERO
RPC 3137Nero AE20 of Phrygia, Apameia. M Vettios Nigros. NEPWN SEBASTOSú, bare head right / EPI M OYETTIOY NIGPOY FPYSIAS, Marsyas, standing right, playing flute. SNG Copenhagen 208.TextImage
VESPASIAN
RPC 1389Vespasian AE25 of Phrygia, Apameia. Issued by Plancius Varus. Laureate head right / EPI PLANKIOY OVAPOY KOINON FPYGIAC APAMEIC, sheaf of five grain stalks tied together. BMC 10, SNG von Aulock 3491, SNG Cop 210.TextImage
HADRIAN
BMC 158Hadrian, AE of Apameia, Phrygia. 6.37 g. ADRIANOS KAI SEBA, laureate bust right, aegis over left shoulder / APAMEWN, Marsyas as river-god reclining left in rocky cave, holding cornucopiae and double flute, beneath him an overturned urn from which waters flow, three chests (kibotoi) behind him. BMC 158; Slg. Leypold 1455.TextImage
Weber 7035Hadrian AE17 of Phrygia, Apameia. AV KATP ADPIANOC, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / MAPCVAC APAMEWN, Marsyas advancing right, naked except for cloak flowing behind, playing flute.TextImage
ANTONINUS PIUS
SNG Cop 213Antoninus Pius AE23 of Phrygia, Apameia. Magistrates Skimnos & Demetrios. AVTO KAI ADPI ANTWNINOC, laureate head right / EPI CKVMNOV B TOV DHMHTPIOV T A B, APA-MEWN, sheaf of four grain stalks. SNG Cop 213; Sachsen-Coburg 46.TextImage
SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
BMC 164Septimius Severus, AE36 of Apameia, Phrygia. AVT K L CEPT CEOVHROC PERTI, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / EPI AGWNOQETOU ARTEMA, APAMEW/N (in ex.), Athena, helmeted, seated left on rock against which leans her shield, turning body backwards as she blows the double flute and sees her face reflected in Lake Aulokrene; in the background a rocky height, behind which Marsyas extends both arms in astonishment at the sight of the goddess and her reflection. BMC 164; Imhoof KM 23A; Imhoof Gr. M 655; SNG von Aulock 3497; Franke KZR 276.TextImage
BMC 165 Septimius Severus AE 34mm of Apameia, Phrygia. M Aelius Attalianus, magistrate. AV K L CEP CEOVHPOC, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / EPI M MAI W (W inverted) TALIANOV APAMEWN, Zeus Nikephorus seated left. TextImage
JULIA DOMNA
BMC 166Julia Domna, Phrygia, Apameia, AE22. IOULIA DOMNA CEBAC, draped bust right / EPI ARTEMA G APAMEWN, Five grain ears on a stalk. BMC 166; SNG Copenhagen 215; SNG Muenchen 157.TextImage
SNG Cop 215Julia Domna, AE23 of Apameia, Phrygia. magistrate Artemas. 5.64g. IOYLIA DOMNA CEBAC, draped bust right / EPI ARTEMA G APAMEWN, five grain ears bound together on individual stalks. SNG Cop 215.TextImage
ELAGABALUS
SNGvA 3500Elagabalus AE of Apameia, Phrygia. 9.41 g. AVT K M AVR ANTWNEINOC, laureate, cuirassed bust right / EPI L MA SEV GRAM TO B APAMEWN, Athena standing left, holding patera and spear. SNG von Aulock 3500; Leypold 1459 (both under Caracalla).TextImage
SEVERUS ALEXANDER
Rec Gen 92Severus Alexander, AE35 of Apameia, Phrygia. IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate, cuirassed bust right / COL IVL CONC A.. D D, Aeneas walking right, carrying his father Anchises on his shoulder and leading the child Askanios by the hand. RecGen 92; BMC 37.TextImage
PHILIP I
SNG von Aulock 3515Philip I AE 35 of Apameia, Phrygia. AVT K M IOVL FILIPPOC CEB, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / PELAG-ONTOC PANHG, APAMEWN K/EFECIWN/OMON in exergue, Apameian Zeus seated left.TextImage
TRAJAN DECIUS
BMC 141Trajan Decius AE31 of Apameia, Phrygia. AVT K M KVINT TPAIANOC DEKIOC CEB Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / RCTPATONIKIANOY RANHG ARAMEWN, Tyche standing left, holding cornucopia & rudder.TextImage
TREBONIANUS GALLUS
SNG vA 3516Trebonianus Gallus, AE of Apameia, Phrygia, Homonia with Ephesos, 16.45 g. AVT G OVEIB TRB GALLOS SB, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / PAR KL APOLINARIOV APAMEWN EFESIWN OMON, Zeus seated left, holding Nike on globe, and sceptre; before him stands Artemis Ephesia between two stags. Franke/NollÚ 60 (this coin); SNG von Aulock 3516.TextImage
VALERIAN I
CNG 58, 940Valerian I AE 37mm of Apamea, Phrygia. AVTKO POLI K OUALERIANO CEBACTOC, Laureate & cuirassed bust right / PARA ILAM LINARIOU APAMEWN, Bellerophon riding right, spearing Chimaera below.TextImage
GALLIENUS
BMC 194Gallienus AE32 of Phrygia, Apameia. AVT K P LIK GALLIHNOC, radiate draped bust right / EPI TPYFONOC APAMEWN, Zeus seated left holding eagle & sceptre.TextImage
CNG 245, 269Gallienus, AE28 of Apamea, Phrygia. 10.33 gr. 253-268 AD. AYT K P LIK GALLIHNOC, Radiate, mantled bust left, raising hand and holding eagle-tipped sceptre over shoulder / Aeneas advancing left, leading his son Ascanius with his right hand and bearing his father Anchises on his left shoulder. Unpublished. CNG 245, 269.TextImage
KS Unpub, 9Gallienus, AE34 of Apameia, Phrygia. Magistrate Para. Claudius Apolinarios. AVT K P LIK GALLIHNOC CEB, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / PARA KL APOLINARIOY AP-AMEWN, cult image of Artemis Anaitis facing with supports, two stags at feet. Unpublished. Ken Steiglitz Coll.TextImage
Lindgren A906AGallienus AE35 of Apameia, Phrygia. 253-268 AD. AVT K P LIK GALLIHNOC CEB, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / EPI PROKLIANOY...APAMEWN, lion walking right, omphalos on flute above. Lindgren A906A.TextImage
See also: Perseus Project database, coins of Apameia
Entry for Phrygia, Apameia on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Phrygia, Apameia in the RPC VI Online database
Search for Apameia in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum
Search for Apameia at AncientImports.com
Search for Apameia at Incitatus Coins

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