Ancient Coinage of Phrygia, Ceretapa-Diocaesarea


A city of southern Phrygia situated on the banks of lake Aulindenus) about 20 miles SE of Colossae. The modern site is thought to be at Kayadibi. Coins from Ceretapa are rare.
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BMC 1Ceretapa, Phrygia, AE24, semi-autonomous issue, 211-217 AD. BOYΛH, draped bust of Boule right / KEΡETAΠEΩN, Tyche standing left, polos on head, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Aulock Phrygien 1 472; BMC 1; Bunbury Coll. 327; cf SNG von Aulock 3698.TextImage
BMC 5Ceretapa Diocaesarea, Phrygie, AE16, semi-autonomous issue. 2.20g. 198-217 AD. Head of Herakles left, wearing lionskin / KEΡETAΠEΩN between club and bowcase. SNG Munich 275; Von Aulock, Phrygiens I 453; BMC 5-6; SNG Cop. 260; RPC online. 1848.TextImage
SNG vA 3696Ceretapa, Phrygia. AE26, Pseudo-autonomous issue. 3rd century AD. KEΡETAΠEΩN, Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / AYΛINΔHNOC, River-god Aulindenos reclining left, holding reed; resting on overturned amphora from which waters flow. Von Aulock, Phrygiens I 450-452; SNG von Aulock 3696-3697.TextImage
MARCUS AURELIUS
SNG v.A. 8392Marcus Aurelius, AE38 of Ceretapa, Phrygia. 139-161 AD. KAICAΡ AYΡHΛIOC, Bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / KEΡETAΠEΩN ΔIOKAICAΡEΩN, Herakles standing right, leaning on club, with lionskin over arm, receiving eagle from Zeus Laodikeos standing left, holding sceptre. SNG von Aulock 8392; von Aulock, Phrygiens 487; SNG Munich 277.TextImage
COMMODUS
SNG vA 8393Commodus, AE35 of Ceratapa-Diocaesarea, Phrygia. 177 AD. AYT KAIC Λ AYΡ KOMOΔOC, bare-headed, draped bust right / ΔIOKAICAΡEΩN KEΡETAΠEΩN, emperor (Marcus Aurelius), togate, standing right, holding scroll, clasping hands with Herakles, standing left and holding club. Aulock Phrygien 1 491-492; SNG von Aulock 8393; Waddington 5800; Robert, Villes II, 2.TextImage
CARACALLA
von Aulock 508Caracalla, AE29 of Ceretapa Diocaesarea, Phrygia. AD 196-198. AYT KAI M AY AN BACCIANOC, bare-headed, draped bust right / CEΡETAΠEΩN CTΡA ZOCIMOY ΔOMNOYC, Dionysos standing left, holding thyrsos and kantharos, panther at feet. Von Aulock, Phrygia I, 508.TextImage

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