Ancient Coinage of Phrygia, Hierapolis


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CITY AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
Armstrong 20 varHierapolis, Phrygia. AE23, semi-autonomous, Homonoia issue with Ephesos. 5.15 g. ΛAIΡBHNOC, radiate and draped bust of Apollo-Lairbenos right / IEΡAΠOΛITΩN K EΦECIΩN NEΩKOΡΩN OMONOIA, two prize wreaths with no letters within them. Var of Armstrong 20; Vienna 19867; Paris 570; Weber 3 in JIAN 1912; Imhoof KM 8; BMC 57. (all with P and E in the wreaths).TextImage
BMC 13Hierapolis, Phrygia, AE19, 2nd-3rd c. AD. helmeted bust of Athena right, aegis on chest / IEΡAΠOΛEITΩN, Nemesis standing left, holding bridle. BMC 13-15; Paris 564; Hunter 6.TextImage
BMC 19Hierapolis, Phrygia, AE19, 98-217 AD. 4.44 gr. Draped bust of Selene or Hekate right, on crescent / IEΡAΠOΛEITΩN, winged Nemesis standing left, holding bridle and drawing drapery away from her neck. SNG Cop 420; Weber 5 (in NC 1913); SNG Muenchen 220; BMC 19.TextImage
BMC 38Hierapolis, Phrygia. AE27, semi-autonomous issue, AD 98-217. IEΡAΠOΛEITΩN, head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy / No legend, Hades driving galloping quadriga right, carrying off the struggling Persephone. BMC 38; SNG Cop 428; Paris 568; Mionnet IV 586; SNG v. Aulock, 3633.TextImage
BMC 52Phrygia, Hierapolis, AE15. No legend, bust of Herakles, right / IEΡAΠOΛEITΩN, above and below lion standing right. BMC 52.TextImage
BMC 50Hierapolis, Phrygia, AE24, semi-autonomous issue. AD 193-211. 8.82 g. Bare head of bearded Herakles right, club over shoulder / IEΡAΠOΛEITΩN, Hygieia, standing right, feeding serpent in arms, facing Asklepios, standing front, looking left, resting on serpent-entwined staff. BMC 50-51; SNG Munich 219; SNG von Aulock 3622; SNG Cop 430; SNG Righetti 1185; Hunter 1; Berlin 25; Mionnet IV, 582.TextImage
BMC 62Hierapolis, Phrygia, AE24, 198-268 AD. 6.59 gr. ΛAIΡBHNOC, radiate, draped bust of Apollo Lairbenos right, countermarked: figure standing left / IEΡAΠOΛEITΩN, Nemesis-Dikaiosyne, winged, standing left, holding scales and cubit rule, wheel at foot. BMC 62.TextImage
BMC 63Hierapolis, Phrygia. AE23. semi-autonomous, 3rd c. AD. ΛAIΡBHNOC, radiate, draped bust of Apollo Lairbenos right, uncertain countermark / IEΡAΠOΛITΩN NEΩKOΡΩN, She-wolf standing left, suckling the twins Romulus and Remus. SNG von Aulock 3628; BMC 63-64.TextImage
BMC 79Phrygia, Hierapolis, Magistrate Geriousia, 176225 AD, 24mm, 7.08g. ΓEΡOYCIA; laureate, veiled and draped bust of Gerousia right / IEΡAΠOΛEITΩN, Apollo or Mn on horseback right, holding bipennis (double axe). BMC 79; SNG Tuebingen 4030.TextImage
BMC 87Hierapolis, Phrygia. AE24, semi-autonomous. AD 218-222. IEΡA CYNKΛHTOC, draped bust of the Senate right, countermark: Male figure standing right, holding sceptre or spear and unidentified object; letter to left (Howgego 278) / IEΡAΠOΛEITΩN NEΩKOΡΩN, Hades standing right in quadriga, carrying off Persephone, basket beneath the horses. BMC 87-88.TextImage
BMC 89Hierapolis, Phrygia. AE23. Semi-autonomous. 3rd century AD. IEΡA CYNKΛHTOC, draped bust of the Senate right, countermark: male figure standing right, holding sceptre or spear and unidentified object; letter to left. (Howgego 278) / IEΡAΠOΛEITΩN NEΩKOΡΩN around A-KTI-A in three lines within wreath. BMC 89; Walcher 2780; SNG Cop 444; Imhoof KM 13.TextImage
BMC 89 (2)Hierapolis, Phrygia, AE24, semi-autonomous issue. AD 198-268. IEΡA CYNKΛHTOC, bare-headed, draped bust of the Senate right / IEΡAΠOΛEITΩN NEΩKOΡΩN around, A-KTI-A in the centre of a laurel wreath. BMC 89; Walcher 2780; SNG Cop 444.TextImage
BMC 179Hierapolis Phrygia and Ephesos Ionia, AE22, alliance issue. AD 244-249. ΛAIΡBHNOC, radiate, draped bust of Apollo Lairbenos right / IEΡAΠOΛEITΩN K EΦECIΩN NEΩKOΡΩN OMONOIA, clasped hands. BMC 179-180; SNG v. Aulock 3662; Waddington 6112; SNG Cop 467.TextImage
BMC 187Hierapolis, Phrygia, AE20 Pseudo-autonomous issue. 198-268 AD. IEΡAΠOΛEITΩN K EΦECIΩN, veiled and draped bust of Boule right / NEΩKOΡΩN OMON(OIA), Mn in Phrygian cap, standing right, head left, right foot on bucranium, holding pine cone and sceptre. BMC 187; SNG Copenhagen 470; Franke and Noll, Die Homonoia-Mnzen Kleinasiens, p. 78.TextImage
Helios 5, 928Hierapolis, Phrygia, pseudo-autonomous issue, 3rd c. AD. 2.82 g. ZEYC TΡΩIOC, diademed head of Zeus Troios right / IEΡAΠOΛEITΩN NEΩKOΡΩN, Mn standing right, holding pine cone and sceptre, foot on bucranium. BMC 47 var (rev type). Poss. unpublished; Johnston, "Hierapolis Revisited", 83 var (without NEWKORWN); Armstrong, "Roman Phrygia", 58 var (ditto). Helios 5, 928.TextImage
Imhoof GM 1Hierapolis, Phrygia AE10, 1.55 gr. 27-100 AD. Lyre / IEΡOΠ-OΛITΩN, serpent on omphalos. Imhoof GM 1.TextImage
SNG Cop 425Hierapolis, Phrygia, pseudo-autonomous issue, ca. 100-225 AD. 4.47 g. Draped bust of Serapis right, wearing kalathos / IEΡAΠOΛEITΩN, Zeus standing left, holding patera and sceptre. RPC online 2039. SNG Cop. 425.TextImage
SNG Cop 432Hierapolis, Phrygia, pseudo-autonomous issue, ca. 176-225 AD. 7.74 g. BOYΛH, draped, laureate and veiled bust of Boule right / IEΡAΠOΛEITΩN, Apollo riding on horseback right, double axe (bipennis) over shoulder. RPC online 9791; SNG Cop. 432.TextImage
SNG Cop 439Hierapolis ad Chrysorrhoas, Phrygia. 198-268 AD. AE 30mm. ΔHMOC, laureate bust of Demos right, slight drapery on left shoulder / IEΡAΠOΛEITΩN, NEΩKOΡ-ΩN, river-god Chrysorrhoas reclining left, holding holding poppy and corn-ears in right hand, resting left arm on overturned urn from which waters flow. SNG Copenhagen 439.TextImage
SNG Cop 477Hierapolis, Phrygia. AE23. Pseudo-autonomous issue. 3rd century AD. ΔHMOC, bare-headed, bearded head of Demos right, hair bound with taenia / IEΡOΠO-ΛEITΩN, Poseidon, naked, standing towards right, holding dolphin and trident. SNG Cop 477; Mionnet Supp. VII, 372.TextImage
SNG Munich 221Phrygia. Hierapolis. AE 30, 13.18g. Phrygia, Hierapolis, Mid-2nd Century AD. IEΡAΠOΛEITΩN, Head of Dionysus right with ivy-wreath / EYBOCIA, Euposia standing left holding rudder and cornucopiae; in the bend of the cornucopia infant Ploutos sitting left, raising right hand towards grapes hanging from the mouth of the cornucopiae. SNG Munich 221 (same dies). BM 35 var. (rev EYBOΣIA).TextImage
SNG Munich 226Hierapolis, Phrygia. AE32 mm. 198-268 AD. ΔHMOC, unbearded, laureate head of Demos right, slight drapery on left shoulder / IEΡOΠOΛIT-ΩN NEΩKOΡΩN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Mionnet IV 593; SNG Munich 226 (same dies).TextImage
SNG vA 3620Hierapolis, Phrygia, 18 mm; 3,3 g, AD 100-276. Helmeted head of Athena right, wearing aegis / IEΡAΠOΛEITΩN, Nemesis standing left, holding bridle, right hand raised to her neck. SNG von Aulock 3620 and 8377; BMC 12-15; Mionnet IV, 583-584; SNG Munich 217-218; SNG Cop 417-418; SNG Tuebingen 4020-4022.TextImage
SNG vA 3627Hierapolis, Phrygia. AE23, 5.77 g. Semi-autonomous, AD 220-228. ΛAIΡBHNOC Radiate and draped bust of Apollo Laerbenos right / IEΡAΠOΛEITΩN NEΩKOΡΩN, Hygieia seated left, holding patera, feeding a serpent and resting her left arm on a cushion resembling a tympanum. Telesphorus standing on a stool facing, behind the throne. SNG von Aulock 3627.TextImage
Waddington 2671Hierapolis, Phrygia, AE29, semi-autonomous. AD 117-161. ΔHMOC IEΡAΠOΛEITΩN, draped bust of Demos right, hair bound in a taenia, countermark: star in circular incuse in right field / M AY KAΛIKΛHC KAΛOY IΡHNH CEBACTH, Eirene seated left, holding corn-ears and sceptre. (All with the same countermark: Waddington 2671 (this coin but misread as a coin of Tripolis, Lydia); Imhoof KM 1-2; SNG Fitzwilliam 4975; Duesseldorf 415; SNG Lewis 1616.TextImage
Waddington 6085Hierapolis, Phrygia, AE15, semi-autonomous. 4.60 gr. Laureate head of Zeus right / IEΡOΠO-ΛITΩN to right and left of Apollo standing front, holding lyre and plectrum. Monogram at lower left and right. Waddington 6085 (same monograms); Head (NC 1913), type II; Armstrong type 66.TextImage
Waddington 6108Hierapolis, Phrygia, AE24 semi-autonomous issue, AD 218-222. ΛAIΡBHNOC, radiate and draped bust of Apollo Laerbenos right, countermark of Artemis standing right, hound running right at foot / IEΡAΠOΛEITΩN NEΩKOΡΩN, Tyche standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae on which sits the infant Plutos. Waddington 6108; Weber Hierapolis 7; Armstrong 98.TextImage
AUGUSTUS
RPC 2945Augustus. 20mm/4.68grs. Phrygia, Hierapolis. ca.5 BC. ΣEBAΣTOΣ, bare head right / ΛYΓKEYΣ ΦIΛOΠATΡIΣ IEΡAΠOΛEITΩN to left and right of tripod. BMC 100; RPC I 2945. TextImage
RPC 2957Augustus AE18 of Hierapolis, Phrygia. 4.55 gr. Magistrate Charopides Sostratou. ΣEBAΣTOΣ, laureate head right / XAΡOΠIΔHΣ ΣOΣTΡATOY IEΡAΠOΛEITΩN, Mn on horseback, riding right, holding bipennis over shoulder. RPC 2957; SNG v.Aulock 3645; Armstrong 17.TextImage
FABIUS MAXIMUS
RPC 2930Fabius Maximus, AE20 of Hierapolis, Phrygia. Magistrate Charax. 10-9 BC. ΦABIOΣ MAΞIMOΣ, bare head of Fabius Maximus right / ZΩΣIMOΣ ΦIΛOΠATΡIΣ IEΡOΠOΛEITΩN XAΡAΞ to right and left of filleted bipennis. RPC I 2930; BMC 93-94; SNG Cop 447; Paris 1284; SNG Munich 235.TextImage
RPC 2932Fabius Maximus, AE15 of Hierapolis, Phrygia. Magistrate Chareskos. 10-9 BC. ΦABIOΣ MAΞIMOΣ, bare head of Fabius Maximus right / IEΡAΠO-ΛEITΩN-XAΡHΣ-KΩ in four lines within wreath. RPC I 2932; BMC 96.TextImage
RPC 2934Fabius Maximus, AE15 of Hierapolis, Phrygia. Magistrate Bruon. 10-9 BC. ΦABIOΣ MAΞIMOΣ, bare head of Fabius Maximus right / IEΡAΠO-ΛEITΩN-BΡYΩN in three lines within wreath. RPC I 2934; Paris 1282; Waddington 6142.TextImage
RPC 2934AE of Hierapolis, Phrygia. Fabius Maximus Proconsul 10-9 AD. 3.06 g. Struck under Augustus. ΦABIOΣ MAXIMOΣ, head of Fabius Maximus right / IEΡAΠO-ΛEITΩN-BΡYΩN in three lines within dotted border. RPC 2934.TextImage
RPC 2936Fabius Maximus, AE15 of Hierapolis, Phrygia. Magistrate Dorykanos. 10-9 BC. ΦABIOΣ MAΞIMOΣ, bare head of Fabius Maximus right / IEΡAΠO-ΛEITΩN-ΔOΡYKA-NOΣ in four lines within wreath. RPC I 2936; SNG Cop 448; AMC 1385.TextImage
RPC 2939Fabius Maximus, AE15 of Hierapolis, Phrygia. Magistrate Theokritos. 10-9 BC. ΦABIOΣ MAΞIMOΣ, bare head of Fabius Maximus right / IEΡAΠO-ΛEITΩN-ΘEOKΡI-TOΣ in four lines within wreath. RPC I 2939; AMC 1387; Imhoof KM 15.TextImage
RPC 2941Fabius Maximus AE16 of Hierapolis, Phrygia. Magistrate Dryas. ΦABIOΣ MAΞIMOΣ, bare head right / IEΡAΠO-ΛEITΩN-ΔΡVAΣ in wreath. Fabius Maximus was proconsul in Asia in 10/9 BC. TextImage
RPC 2942Fabius Maximus, AE15 of Hierapolis, Phrygia. Magistrate Tryphon. 10-9 BC. ΦABIOΣ MAΞIMOΣ, bare head of Fabius Maximus right / IEΡAΠO-ΛEITΩN-TΡYΦΩN in three lines within wreath. RPC I 2942; BMC 95; Paris 1283; Waddington 6143.TextImage
CAIUS AND LUCIUS
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RPC 2950
Caius Caesar, son of Agrippa and Julia, AE10 mm of Phrygia, Hierapolis. ca 5 BC, magistrate Diphilos. ΓAIOΣ, bare head right / IEΡA-ΠOΛEITΩN ΔIΦIΛOΣ, written upwards to left and right of palm branch. SGI 222v. TextImage
HADRIAN
Metcalf 53Hadrian AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm of Hierapolis, Phrygia. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right / COS III, Apollo Citharoedus standing right, holding lyre and arrow.TextImage
CNG 70-1007Hadrian AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm. Hierapolis mint, after 128 AD. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P, draped bust right / COS III below Great God riding horseback right, cape flowing behind & labrys (bipennis, double axe) over shoulder. Metcalf -. Unpublished. TextImage
ANTONINUS PIUS
SNG vA 3654Antoninus Pius, AE of Hierapolis, Phrygia. 138-161 AD. 16.63 g. AY KAI AΔΡIA ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right / IEΡAΠOΛEITΩN, Apollo standing right, holding plectrum and lyre. RPC online 2000; SNG von Aulock 3654.TextImage
ELAGABALUS
CNG 70, 636Elagabalus AE36. Alliance issue of Hierapolis, Phrygia and Tripolis, Lydia. AD 218-222. AYT KAI M AYΡ ANTΩNEINOC CEB, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, three countermarks: A in wreath (Howgego 667), V in circle (Howgego 814), figure standing left, holding sceptre (unpub.) / IEΡAΠOΛEITΩN NEΩKOΡΩN OMONOIA, K TΡIΠOΛEITΩN, the Tyches of Hierapolis and Tripolis, each holding a sceptre, clasping hands. Unpublished. CNG 70, 636.TextImage
SNG vA 3658Elagabalus, AE of Hierapolis, Phrygia. 218-222 AD. 20 gr. AY K M AVΡ ANTΩNEINOC CE, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / IEΡAΠOΛEITΩN NEΩKOΡΩN, Athena, holding spear and shield, standing right, facing Hermes standing left, holding purse and caduceus. SNG von Aulock 3658 (this coin).TextImage
ANNIA FAUSTINA
BMC 146Annia Faustina, AE, 8.43 gr of Hierapolis, Phrygia. ANNIA ΦAYCTEINA CEB, draped bust right, wearing stephane / IEΡAΠOΛEITΩN NEΩKOΡΩN, Tyche-Euposia standing left, holding cornucopiae on which is a figure of the child Ploutos, and patera over altar. BMC 146. TextImage
BMC 148Annia Faustina, AE23 of Hierapolis, Phrygia. 221 AD. ANNIA ΦAYCTEINA CEB, diademed, draped bust right / IEΡAΠOΛEITΩN NEΩKOΡΩN around A-KTI-A in three lines within wreath. BMC 148; SNG Munich 245. TextImage
SEVERUS ALEXANDER
Armstrong 131Severus Alexander AE29 of Hierapolis, Phrygia, as Caesar under Elagabalus (AD 221-222). 12.5g. M AV AΛEXANΔΡOC KAIC, bare-headed, draped bust right, countermark of Mn and PA beneath chin (Howgego 278) / IEΡAΠOΛEITΩN NE-ΩKOΡΩN, AKTIA above. Prize crown (or urn). Armstrong, "Roman Phrygia..", 131.TextImage
PHILIP I
BMC 149Philip I, AE35 of Hierapolis, Phrygia. 17.6g. AYT dot K dot IOYΛ dot ΦIΛIΠΠOC dot AVΓ, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / (from top centre) IEΡAΠ-OΛE-ITΩN, Two figures standing facing each other, the one on the right a woman in short tunic, each holding patera and spear or sceptre, burning altar between them. BMC 149 cf (description).TextImage
OTACILIA SEVERA
BMC 172Otacilia Severa, AE of Hierapolis, Phrygia. Homonia with Ephesus. 6.67 gr. M ΩT CEVHΡA, diademed, draped bust right / IEΡAΠOΛEITΩN K EΦEΣIΩN NEΩKOΡΩN OMONOIA, two wreaths, inscribed Π (for ΠYΘIA) and E (for EΦECIA). BMC 172; Franke/Noll 694 (this coin).TextImage
PHILIP II
SNGCop 473Philip II, AE24 of Hierapolis, Phrygia in alliance with Ephesos. AY K M IOYΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / IEΡAΠOΛEITΩN K EΦECIΩN NEΩKOΡΩN OMONOIA, Apollo of Hierapolis standing right with lyre facing Artemis Ephesia, veiled, wearing polos, standing left, stags to either side. SNG Cop 473; SNG Tuebingen 4044; SNG Lewis 1625.TextImage
VALERIAN I
BMC 188Valerian I, AE31 of Hierapolis, Phrygia. 253-260 AD. Alliance with Ephesus. Laureate and cuirassed bust of right / IEΡAΠOΛEITΩN NEΩKKOΡΩN EΦECIΩN OMONYA, Serapis standing right, holding sceptre, facing cult figure of Artemis Ephesia standing facing between two stags. Franke & Noll type VII, 735; SNG Hunterian 1957; BMC 188.TextImage
GALLIENUS
Armstrong 32Gallienus, AE28 of Hierapolis, Phrygia, alliance issue with Ephesos. AY K Π ΛI ΓAΛΛHNOC, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. (Obverse double-struck) / IEΡAΠOΛEITΩN K EΦECIΩN NEΩKOΡΩN OMONOIA around and beneath Apollo of Hierapolis standing right, holding lyre and plectrum, facing cult statue of Artemis Ephesia. Armstrong "Roman Phrygia" 32, otherwise unpublished.TextImage
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