Ancient Coinage of Phrygia, Synaus


A town of the Abbaites, SE of Ancyra.

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CITY AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
BMC 1Synaus, Phrygia. AE20, semi-autonomous issue. AD 73. 7.62 g. Magistrates Marcellus and Apollophanos. ΘEAN ΡΩMHN EΠI MAΡKEΛΛOY TO Γ, draped bust of Roma right, wearing polos and stephane. / CYNAEITΩN AΠOΛΛOΦANOYC AΡXO, Apollo, naked, standing right, holding bow and reaching for an arrow from the quiver at his shoulder. BMC 1; SNG Cop 696.TextImage
BMC 2Synnaus, Phrygia. AE20, semi-autonomous issue. AD 73. 7.62 g. Magistrates Marcellus and Apollophanos. ΘEAN ΡΩMHN EΠI MAΡKEΛΛOY TO Γ, draped bust of of Roma right, wearing polos and stephane. / CYNAEITωN AΠOΛΛOΦANOYC around, AΡX in right field, Apollo, naked, standing right, holding bow and reaching for an arrow from the quiver at his shoulder. BMC 2.TextImage
BMC 5Synaus, Phrygia, AE16, semi-autonomous issue, AD 69-192. 3.26 g. ΡΩMH, draped bust of Roma right, wearing polos or short turret. / CYNAEITΩN, Asklepios standing front, leaning on serpent-entwined staff. BMC 5; SNG Cop 697; SNG Munich 458.TextImage
BMC 7Synnaus, Phrygia. AE21, semi-autonomous issue. AD 98-193. Magistrate Diogenos. IEΡA CYNKΛHTOC, bare-headed, draped bust of the Senate right. / EΠI ΔIOΓENO CYNAITΩ, Dionysos, loins draped long, standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos. BMC 7; Weber 7178.TextImage
BMC 8Synaus, Phrygia. AE23, semi-autonomous issue. AD 69-192. 7.62 g. IEΡA CYNKΛHTOC, bare-headed, draped bust of the Senate right. / CYNAEITΩN, two Nemeses standing facing each other, one holding a bridle, the other holding a cubit-rule, each drawing away the neck of their robes. BMC 8-9.TextImage
BMC 9Synnaus, Phrygia. AE23, semi-autonomous issue. AD 69-192. IERA CYNKLHTOC, bare-headed, draped bust of the Senate right. / CYNAEITWN, two Nemeses standing facing each other, one holding a bridle, each drawing away the neck of their robes. BMC 9.TextImage
Imhoof MG 154Synaus, Phrygia, AE16, semi-autonomous issue, AD 161-180. 3.23 g. Bearded head of Herakles right. / CYNAEITΩN, Telesphorus standing front, wearing hooded cloak. Imhoof MG 154; SNG Cop 701; SNG von Aulock 8442.TextImage
SNG Cop 698Synaus, Phrygia, AE17, semi-autonomous issue, AD 161-180. 2.90 g. ΘEON CYNKΛHTON, draped bust of the Senate right, hair rolled. / CYNAEITΩN, Asklepios standing front, leaning on serpent-entwined staff. SNG Cop 698; Mionnet IV, 955; SNG von Aulock 3963.TextImage
SNG Cop 699Synaus, Phrygia. AE24mm, Autonomous Issue, time of Marcus Aurelius. AD 161-180. ΔHMO CYNAEITΩN, Laureate head of Demos right / from top right, EΠI MENANΔΡOY, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. SNG Copenhagen 699.TextImage
von Aulock 3963Synaus, Phrygia. AE17. Semi-autonomous, 2nd Century AD. ΘEON CYNKΛHTΩN, draped bust of the Senate right / CYNAEITΩN, Asklepios standing facing, holding serpent-entwined staff. SNG Leypold 1749, von Aulock Phrygien 3963, Forni 514.TextImage
von Aulock 3964PSynaus, Phrygia. AE 23. Semi-autonomous issue. IEΡA CYNKΛHTOC, Draped bust of youthful Senate right / CY-NAEI-TΩN in three lines within wreath. BMC 10, SNG Copenhagen 700, von Aulock Phrygien 3964.TextImage
NERO
RPC 3107Nero and Agrippina II, AE19 of Synaus, Phrygia. 54-59 AD. NEΡΩN ΘEOC AΓΡIΠΠEINA ΘEAEA, draped bust of Agrippina right, facing bare head of Nero left / CYNAEITΩN EΠI MHTΡOΦANOYC, Apollo, naked, standing right, holding bow. SNG Righetti 1223; RPC I 3107; BMC 13-14; SNG von Aulock 3966; Waddington 6514; SNG Cop 702; Imhoof MG 156.TextImage
AGRIPPINA II
RPC 3107Agrippina II and Nero 54-68 AD. AE (Brass) 19 mm. Struck in Synaus, Phrygia. ca. A.D. 55. NEΡΩN ΘOΣ AΓΡIΠΠIBA ΘEA<, draped bust of Agrippina II right facing bare head of Nero left / CYNAEITVN EΠI MHTΡOANOYC, Naked Apollo standing right, firing arrow from bow. BMC 13. TextImage
ANTONINUS PIUS
Lindgren III, 617Antoninus Pius, AE20 of Synaus, Phrygia. AD 138-161. 4.2 g. AY KAI AΔ ANTΩNEINOC, bare head right. / CYNAEITΩN, Zeus standing left, holding eagle and sceptre. Lindgren III 617 (this coin); BMC 15 var ("AY KAI ANTΩNEINOC").TextImage
MARCUS AURELIUS
CNG 716552Marcus Aurelius AE24 of Synaus, Phrygia. AD 139-161 AD. Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right / CTΡ AΠOΛΛOΦANOYΣ C.. CYNAEITΩN, Dionysus standing left, holding thyrsos, emptying kantharos. Unlisted, CNG sales: CNG 716552.TextImage
RPC IV 4961Marcus Aurelius as Caesar, AE25 of Synaus, Phrygia. AD 139-161. Magistrate Apollophanes. M AYΡH OYHΡOC KAICAΡ, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right / CTΡ AΠOΛΛΩΦANOYC B TO Δ CYNEITΩN, Dionysos, loins draped long, standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos. RPC IV 4961 (online); den Haag; Istanbul; CNG auction 168, Lot 135.TextImage
FAUSTINA II
SNG vA 3969Faustina II, AE20 of Synnaus, Phrygia. AD 146-180. ΦAYCTINA CEBACCTH (sic), draped bust right. / CYNAEITΩN, Zeus standing left, holding eagle and sceptre. SNG von Aulock 3969; SNG Cop 704.TextImage
PHILIP I
BMC 21Philip I or II. AE34 of Synnaus, Phrygia. AD 244-249. Magistrate Jul. Charidemos. 21.64 g. AYT K M IOYΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / EΠ IOY XAΡIΔHMOY AYΡ YOY AΣIAΡX A TO B CYNAEITΩN, MÍn on horseback, riding right, holding bipennis over shoulder. BMC 21 (Philip I).TextImage
PHILIP II
Lanz 149, 504Philip II. AE40 of Synaus, Phrygia. AD 244-249. Magistrate Jul. Charidemos. 39.34 g. AYT K M IOYΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / EΠ IOY XAΡIΔHMOY AYΡ YOY AΣIAΡX A TO B CYNAEITΩN, Apollo standing right, drawing arrow and holding bow, laurel tree with enclosure at its base to right. Lanz 149, 504.TextImage

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