Ancient Coinage of Phrygia, Siocharax



According to Ramsay, Siocharax was situated in the hill country of the Moxeani in a valley where the northern road from Eumeneia to Cotiaeum met the eastern route through the Cayster valley..

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SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
Aulock Phryg. I, 899Septimius Severus, AE22 of Siocharax, Phrygia. AD 193-211. 7.49 g. Magistrate Mocheanos. AYT K Λ CEΠ CEOYHΡOC, laureate head right. / MOXEANΩN CIOXAΡAKEI-TΩN around, EΠI (retrograde above and to left), ΦIΛICKOY AIΔOYX below, Kybele seated left, holding patera, resting arm on drum, two lions at her side. Aulock Phrygien 1, 899; Imhoof AGM 213 in "Antike Griechische Münzen" in RSN 1913.TextImage
JULIA DOMNA
Prowe III 1837Julia Domna, AE19 of Siocharax, Phrygia. AD 193-217. 3.88 g. IOYΛIA CEBACTH, draped bust right. / EΠI ΦIΛICKOY AIΔOYX CIOXAΡAKITΩN in two lines around, Athena standing left, holding patera and spear. Prowe III 1837 (this coin); Aulock Phrygien I, 900-902; Regling 201 in ZfN 1903.TextImage
CARACALLA
Righetti V, 598Caracalla, AE30 of Siocharax, Phyrgia. AD 197-217. 12.46 g. AYK M AYΡH ANTΩNEINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / MOXIANΩN CIOXAΡAKEITΩN EΠI ΦIΛICKOY AIΔOY-XOY, Kybele sitting left in biga of panthers left, holding patera and resting left arm on tympanum. Righetti Coll Sale V, 598; Waddell auction 1, 411.TextImage
GETA
BMC 1Geta, AE24 of Siocharax, Phrygia. AD 198-209. 7.2 g. ΠO CEΠTI ΓETAC KAI, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right. / EΠI ΦIΛICKOY AIΔOYX CIOXAΡAKEITΩN MOXEA in two lines around Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. BMC 1; Aulock Phrygien I 904-907; Waddington 6492; Paris 1951; Babelon 15 in RevNum 1892.TextImage
Leu 7, 2009Siocharax, AE21 weight, 4.39 g. Made from coins of Geta and Sept. Severus, probably in 4th-6th century. Serrated cuts over ΠO CEΠTI ΓETAC KAI, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right. / Serrated cuts over MOXEANΩN CIOXAΡAKEI-TΩN around, EPI (retrograde above and to left), ΦIΛICKOY AIΔOYX below, Kybele seated left, holding patera, resting arm on drum, two lions at her side. Obv: Aulock Phrygien I 904-907, Rev: Aulock Phrygien 1, 899; Imhoof AGM 213.TextImage
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