Ancient Coinage of Pontos, Phanagoria


[Anokhin 194]
Phanagoria or Phanagoria, on the Taman Peninsula, just east across the water from the Tauric Chersonese, in Pontos (or Bosporus). For a short time in 14-12 BC it was renamed Agrippia and Kaisareia, in honour of Agrippa for his support of King Polemo I.

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Anokhin 194Phanagoria, Pontos AE21 Tetrachalkon. ca 105-90 BC. Bust of Artemis right, draped, bow & quiver at shoulder / ΦANAΓO-ΡITΩN, forepart of stag reclining left. MacDonald 166/1. TextImage
Anokhin 205aPhanagoria, Pontos. Late 2nd-Mid 1st Century BC. AR Drachm. Laureate bust of Apollo right / Thyrsos. ΓYΘ monogram below. Anokhin 205a; MacDonald 173.2.TextImage
Anokhin 207Phanagoria, Pontos-Thrace, AE29 struck under Mithradates VI, 121-63 BC. Head of Mên right, wearing Phrygian cap / ΦANAΓOΡITΩN, Dionysos, wearing short chiton, standing left, holding bunch of grapes and thyrsos, panther at foot left. Anokhin 207; Hermitage 27.412.TextImage
Anokhin 207
Modern fake
MODERN FAKE: Phanagoria, Pontos-Thrace, AE29 struck under Mithradates VI, 121-63 BC. Head of Mên right, wearing Phrygian cap highly decorated with laurels and flowers / ΦANAΓOΡITΩN, Dionysos, wearing short chiton, standing left, holding bunch of grapes and thyrsos, panther at foot left. Modern fake of Anokhin 207; Hermitage 27.412.TextImage
BMC 1Phanagoria, Pontos. AR drachm. 390 BC. Youthful head of Kabeiros left, wearing conical cap. / ΦANA above bull butting left, barley corn below. BMC 1; BMC Black Sea 987-989; Traité II-4 1761; Anokhin 77.TextImage
BMC 3Phanagoria, Pontos. AE11. Late 4th-3rd cent. BC. Head of Pan or satyr right. / ΦA beneath bow and arrow. BMC 3; BMC Black Sea 990-993; Traité II-4, 1765; MacDonald 157; Sear SG 3615.TextImage
BMC 4Phanagoria, Pontos. AR tetrobol. 2.17 g. 109-105 BC. Diademed head of Artemis right, quiver behind shoulder. / ΦANAΓOΡITΩN, rose. BMC 4; SNG BMC Black Sea 999; Anokhin 193; Sear SG 3614.TextImage
MacDonald 77Phanagoria, Pontos. AR diobol. 1.12 g. 390 BC. Youthful head of Kabeiros left, wearing conical cap. / ΦANA above forepart of bull left, barley corn to right, all within shallow circular incuse. MacDonald 77; Traité II-4 1762. (rev. legend var - "ΦA" only - of BMC Black Sea 988 and Anokhin 78).TextImage
MacDonald 274Phanagoria, as Kaisareia, Pontos. AE21. 14-12 BC. Veiled and draped bust of Aphrodite right, kalathos on head. / KAI-ΣA ΡE-ΩN in two lines to left and right of sceptre. MacDonald, 274; SNG Cop. 9.TextImage
RPC 1935Phanagoria as Agrippia, Pontos. AE8. 14-12 BC. Veiled and draped bust of Aphrodite right. / AΓΡIΠΠEΩN, prow left, H to right, two dots below. Macdonald 275; RPC 1935; SNG Stancomb 631.TextImage
SNG BM 988Phanagoria, Pontus, AR diobol. 4th century BC. 1.71 g. Male head left wearing pileus. / ΦA above bull's head left; barley corn to right. SNG BM Black Sea 988; SNG Stancomb 621; Anokhin 78.TextImage
SNG BM 989Phanagoria, Pontus, AR Tetartemorion. 4th century BC. 0.28 g. Male head left wearing pileus. / Φ-A to left and right of barley corn. SNG BM Black Sea 989; Anokhin 79.TextImage
SNG BMC 997Phanagoria, Pontos. Circa 100-75 BC. Billon Didrachm. Wreathed head of Dionysos right / ΦANA-ΓOΡI-TΩN in three lines within an ivy wreath; monogram above. SNG Stancomb 625. TextImage
SNG BMC 998 Phanagoria, Pontos. Late 2nd-Mid 1st Century BC. AR Drachm. 3.81 g. Laureate bust of Apollo right / Thyrsos. ΓY&Theta. SNG BMC Black Sea 998; SNG Stancomb 626; SNG Cop 3; Anokhin 205.TextImage
Anokhin 205aPhanagoria, Pontos. Late 2nd-Mid 1st Century BC. AR Drachm. Laureate bust of Apollo right / Thyrsos. ΓYΘ monogram below. Anokhin 205a; MacDonald 173.2.TextImage
SNG BMC 1000Phanagoria, Pontus, AE22 tetrachalkon. 105-90 BC. Head of Artemis right in pointed cap, bow and quiver at shoulder / ΦANAΓOΡITΩN beneath stag recumbent left. BMC Black Sea 1000-1003; MacDonald 166.TextImage
Sear SG 3615Phanagoria, Pontos, 3rd Century BC, AE14. Bearded head of Pan left, wreathed with ivy / ΦA beneath bow and arrow. BMC 3; BMC Black Sea 990-993; Traité II-4, 1765; MacDonald 157; Sear SG 3615.TextImage
See also: History and Archaeology of Phanagoria (pdf) by V.D. Kuznetsov
Entry for Phanagoria on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Phanagoria in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum
Search for Phanagoria at AsiaMinorCoins.com
Search for Phanagoria in the ANS Database

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