Ancient Coinage of Samaria, Neapolis



Flavia Neapolis ("New Flavian town). Modern day Nablus, Palestine, near Mount Gerizim. Many ancient remains and the Old Town have been destroyed by Israeli bombings.

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DOMITIAN
RPC 2218Domitian, AE23 of Samaria, Neapolis. 81-96 AD. AYTOK ΔOMITIANOΣ KAIΣAΡ ΣEBAΣTOΣ, laureate head right / ΦΛAOYI NEAΠOΛI ΣAMAΡE ΛAI, legend in four lines within wreath. RPC II 2218; Rosenberger 1; BMC 1-3.TextImage
RPC 2220Domitian, AE20 of Neapolis, Samaria. Year 11 = 82-83 AD. AYTOK ΔOMITIANOΣ KAIΣAΡ ΣEBAΣTOΣ, laureate head right / ΦΛA-OYI NEA-ΠOΛI ΣA-MA L-AI, palm tree. TextImage
MARCUS AURELIUS
Rosenberger 12Marcus Aurelius AE25mm of Neapolis in Samaria, 159/160 AD. Laureate bust right / bust of Serapis wearing modius right. TextImage
SNG ANS 969Marcus Aurelius as Caesar, 159-160 AD. AE of Neapolis, Samaria. 9.7gr. 23-25mm. Struck in year 88 of the local era. AYΡHΛIOC KAICAΡEY CEB CEBY, bare head right / ΦΛ NEACΠOΛE CYΡIAC ΠAΛECTINHC ET PH around and in fields, Zeus Heliopolites standing facing, holding whip and corn-ears and flanked by two bulls. SNG ANS Palestine 969; BMC 32.TextImage
FAUSTINA II
BMC 62Faustina II AE 21mm of Samaria, Neapolis. Dated year 88 = 159-160 AD. ΦAVCTEINA CEB EY CE CEBAΘYIΓA, draped bust right / Φ Λ NEACΠOΛEΩ CYΡIAC ΠAΛACT, date ET-ΠH, Cult image of Ephesian Artemis Ephesia facing, between two stags.TextImage
BMC 66Faustina II AE 29 mm of Neapolis, Syria. Dated Year 89 = 160-161 AD. ΦAVCTEINA CEBEY CEBI CEBOYC, draped bust right / F Λ NEACΠOΛEΩC CYΡIAC ΠAΛECTINHC, date ET-ΠΘ, cult figure of Artemis standing facing, wearing turreted crown & long chiton, hands extended, between two stags.TextImage
BMC 66Faustina II AE21mm of Neapolis in Syria. Bust of Faustina Jr. right with hair in bun. / Cult figure of Artemis standing facing. flanked by date ET-PQ and stags.TextImage
Hendin 880Faustina II AE 27mm of Neapolis, Samaria. Dated CY 88 (159/60 AD). ΦAVCTEINA CEBEV CE CEBOYIGA, diademed & draped bust right / Φ Λ NEACΠOΛEΩ CYΡIAC ΠAΛAICTI, date ET-ΠH, Tyche standing half-left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Hendin 880; SNG ANS 973.TextImage
Rosenberger 16Faustina II AE 22 mm of Neapolis, Syria. Dated Year 88 = 159-160 AD. ΦAVCTEINA CEB EY CE CEBAΘYΓA, draped bust right / F Λ NEΩΠOΛEΩ CYΡIAC ΠAΛECTI, date ET-ΠH, cult figure of Artemis standing facing, wearing turreted crown & long chiton, hands extended, peacock (stag?) on either side.TextImage
COMMODUS
Rosenberger 25Commodus AE18 of Neapolis in Samaria. Laureate bust right / Ares with crested helmet stands right with spear & shield.`TextImage
Rosenberger 25Commodus AE 19mm of Samaria, Neapolis.Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / Ares standing right, holding spear & shield. BMC 79.TextImage
Rosenberger 26Commodus AE19 of Samaria: Neapolis. K AΡ AVΡ KOMMOΔOC, laureate & cuirassed bust right / ΦΛA NEAΠOΛI, cult image of Artemis Ephesia standing, with a head-dress of three plumes.TextObv-Rev
CARACALLA
Bellinger_338vCaracalla AR Tetradrachm of Samaria, Neapolis. Cos. 4 (215-217 AD). AVT• KAI ANTΩNEINOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / ΔHMAΡX EΞ YΠATOC TO Δ, eagle standing right, head turned left; lighted altar between legs.TextImage
MACRINUS
SNG ANS 993Macrinus AE 27mm of Neapolis, Samaria. Laureate, draped, & cuirassed bust right / Mt. Gerizim with Samaritan temple complex. Hendin -.TextImage
ELAGABALUS
BMC 103Elagabalus, AE20 of Neapolis, Palestine. AVT K M AVΡ ANTΩNINOC, laureate head right / ΦA NEACΠOΛ CYΡΠA (or similar), Tyche standing left, turreted, holding rudder and cornucopiae. BMC 103.TextImage
Rosenberger 36 Elagabalus AE 24 mm of Neapolis. Laureate & draped bust right. / Mount Gerizim. TextImage
Rosenberger 37v Elagabalus A.D. 218-222. AE 22 mm. 9.0 grams. Neapolis Mint. Laureate head of Elagabalus right / Mt. Gerizim. Rosenberger 37-39 var. TextImage
Rosenberger 39 Elagabalus AE 23 mm of Neapolis. Laureate bust r / Mt. Gerizim with arched colonnade, roadway, shrines, altar and temple. TextImage
SNGANS 997Elagabalus. Neapolis, Samaria. 218-222 AD. AYT K M AYΡ ANTΩNINOC, laureate, draped bust right / ΦΛ NEACΠ CVΠ ΠAΛ, Mount Gerizim surmounted by temple and altar, stairway leads to temple, colonnade below mountain. ANS SNG 6, 997-1005.TextImage
SEVERUS ALEXANDER
Rosenberger 70Severus Alexander AE20 of Neapolis, Samaria. AV CE AΛEXANΔ CE, laureate bust right / Φ NEACΠOΛ, Mt Gerizim, consisting of two rocky mounds, the left with stairway leading to temple on summit, the right surmounted by an altar.TextImage
PHILIP I
SNG Copenhagen 19Philip I AE19 of Neapolis, Samaria. Radiate, draped bust left / Mt Gerizim with colonnade, steps, road and shrine, all supported by eagle with wings spread.TextImage
PHILIP II
Rosenberger 105Philip II AE 28mm of Samaria, Neapolis. Laureate bust right / Founder plowing rightwith team of oxen; above, Mt. Gerizim with temple and shrine, standard to right. TextImage
TREBONIANUS GALLUS
BMC 151Trebonianus Gallus AE24 of Neapolis, Samaria. AVT KAI Γ OVE TΡEB ΓAΛOC CEBA, Laureate bust right / ΦΛ NEACΠOΛEΩC, Mount Gerizim supported by eagle with wings spread. BMC 151.TextImage
CNG 76, 1138Trebonianus Gallus, AE25 of Neapolis, Samaria. 11.80 g. 251-253 AD. AVT KAI ΓOYI TΡEB ΓAΛΛOC CEBA, radiate and cuirassed bust left / NEAΠOΛEΩC, Roma standing left, sacrificing over lighted altar; stele behind; to left, Nike standing right, holding image of Mt. Gerizim in upraised hands. SNG ANS 1039 var (rev. type); Rosenberger 117 var (ditto); BMC 156 var (ditto). Unpublished reverse type for Neapolis.TextImage
Harl A130-R14Trebonianus Gallus. 251-253 AD. AE 25 of Neapolis, Samaria. AVT KAI Γ OVI TΡEB ΓAΛΛOC CEB, radiate, cuirassed bust left, holding trophy over right shoulder, and shield / ΦΛ NE[AC]ΠOΛEΩC, Helmeted Athena standing left before altar, holding spear in right hand, left hand on hip; to left Nike standing front, head right, raising both hands to support model of Mount Gerizim surmounted by temple and altar and with colonnade at base. Harl, Museum Notes 29, obverse A130, reverse R14 (Philip I).TextImage
Mionnet 138Trebonianus Gallus. 251-253 AD. AE 25, 12.31g. Neapolis, Palestine-Samaria. AVT KAI Γ OVI TΡEB ΓAΛΛOC CEB Radiate, cuirassed bust left, seen from front, holding trophy over right shoulder and shield by left shoulder / ΦΛ NE[AC]ΠOΛEΩC, Helmeted Athena standing left before altar, holding spear in right hand and resting left hand on hip; to left Nike standing front, head right, both hands raised, supporting model of Mt Gerizim surmounted by temple and altar and with colonnade at base. Mionnet 5, 138.TextImage
Rosenberger 123Trebonianus Gallus AE23 of Neapolis, Samaria. Laureate cuirassed bust right / eagle supporting Mt. Gerizim surmounted by shrines.TextImage
SNG ANS 6Trebonianus Gallus AE 23 of Neapolis, Samaria. Radiate, draped bust right / turreted female figure standing right, holding torch & amphora (?), facing Nike standing left holding up Mt.Gerizim with both hands.TextImage
SNG ANS 1032Trebonianus Gallus AE26 of Neapolis, Samaria. Laureate bust right / ΦΛ NEACΠOΛEΩC, Mt. Gerizim with Samarian temple complex, all supported by an eagle, star & cresent to either side of temple.TextImage
SNG ANS 1033Trebonianus Gallus AE 27mm of Neapolis, Samaria. AVT K ΛI ΓOV C (ΡΠEB ΓAΛΛOC CEB?) laureate & cuirassed bust right / ΦΛ NEACΠOΛEΩC, Mt. Gerizim with Samarian temple complex, all supported by an eagle. Rosenberger 113.TextImage
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VOLUSIAN
BMC 163Volusian, AE24 of Neapolis, Samaria. AD 251-253. KAI Γ OVI TΡEB OVOΛOVCIAN Radiate, cuirassed bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder / ΦΛ NEACΠOΛEΩC, Eagle standing left, wings spread, supporting Mount Gerizim with twin peaks surmounted by temple and altar, stairway to temple, and colonnade below; star and crescent to left and right above. Rosenberger 125; BMC 163.TextImage
BMC 168Volusian, AE26 of Neapolis, Palestine (Samaria). IMP C VOLVSIANVS PF AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / COL NEAPOLI S in three lines in centre field, Serapis, wearing kalathos and long chiton, standing left, holding sceptre and raising right hand, to left is a legionary eagle, which holds in its beak a cord attached to the cross-piece of the standard; in the lower centre a ram standing left, looking back, and a corn-plant growing before it; above: Mount Gerizim. BMC 168; Mionnet Supp. VIII, 144. TextImage
Rosenberger 125Volusian AE 25mm of Samaria, Neapolis. Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / Mt. Gerizim, with temple & altar, supported between wings of eagle. BMC 161TextImage
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