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Ancient Coinage of Scythia


[Moushmov 5811/SNG Stancomb 317 of Akrosander]

Coins issued by The Kingdom of the Scythians, also known as Little Scythia, an enclave of Scythians in northern Thrace, ca 250-100 BC.


Note: The coins on this page are listed in alphabetical order according to King.

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ADRASPUS, 1st half of 2nd cent. BC
Adraspus
Moushmov 5813
Kings of Scythia, Adraspus AE25mm. Jugate heads of the Dioskuri right, wearing laureate, conical helmets / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΔΡAΣΠOY, eagle standing on thunderbolt right, ME monogram below.TextImage
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AILIOS, ca 180-150 BC
Ailios
Draganov 40
Ailios, King of Scythia, AE20. 3.38 g. ca 180-150 BC. Jugate heads of the Dioskuri right, wearing laureate pilei / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AIΛIOΣ legend with jugate foreparts of two horses right. TK monogram below. Draganov 40; Gerasimov 1938, 213; Canarache 1950, 33.TextImage
Ailios
SNG Stancomb 320
Aelios, King of Scythia, ca 180-150 BC. AE 22mm. Jugate heads of the Dioskouroi right, in wreathed pilei / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AIΛIOΣ, jugate heads of two horses right; ΠE and AI monograms below. Draganov 41; SNG Stancomb 320.TextImage
AKROSAS/AKROSANDER, ca 200-180 BC
Akrosander
Draganov 55
Akrosander, King of Syria. ca 200-180 BC. 3.03 g. Laureate, bearded head of Zeus right / BAΣI AKΡO, cornucopiae, EY below. Draganov 55.TextImage
Akrosander
Draganov 57
Akrosander, King of Syria. ca 100 BC. AE21, 7.42 g. Veiled, jugate heads of Demeter and Kore right, both wreathed with corn / BAΣIΛE AKΡOΣA to right and left, ANΔΡE below, two upright grain ears. Draganov 57; Canarache (1933-1934) 19-20.TextImage
Akrosander
Moushmov 5809
Akrosa, ca 200-180 BC. AE 22 mm. Jugate heads of Demeter & Persephone right / Two ears of corn.TextImage
Akrosander
Moushmov 5810
Kingdom of Scythia, Akrosa AE26. 200-180 BC. Jugate heads of the Dioskuri right in pilei / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AKΡOΣA ANΔ, jugate horses' heads right. TextImage
Akrosander
Moushmov 5811
Akrosasander, King of Scythia. 200-180 BC. AE 24mm. Jugate heads of the Dioskouroi, in wreathed caps / BAΣIΛEOΣ AKΡOΣA ANΔΡE, jugate horses' heads right. SNG Stancomb 317.TextImage
Akrosander
Moushmov 5812
Akrosander, King Scythia, 200-180 BC, AE16. Laureate, bearded head of Zeus right / BAΣIΛE AKΡOΣ Π, Cornucopiae, AN below.TextImage
Akrosander
SNG Stancomb 317
Akrosander, King of Scythia. AE. 200-180 BC. 5.83 gr. Jugate heads of the Dioskouri right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AKΡOΣ ANΔΡE, Jugate foreparts of two horses right. SNG Stancomb 317.TextImage
CHARASPES, ca 180-150 BC
Charaspes
BMC 350
Charaspes, King of Scythia. AE. 2nd c. BC. 11.17 gr. Jugate heads of the Dioskouri right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ XAΡAΣΠOY, eagle standing right on large thunderbolt. ME monogram below. SNG Black Sea 350; Draganov 49; Regling 259; ; SNG Stancomb 305; Juroukova, Ancient Thraciens, 127.TextImage
CHORESMIA, 1st c. BC
Choresmia
MACW 1879
Choresmia, Scythian Kingdom at Balkh, AE18mm Drachm. ca 1st century BC. Stylized head of Hermaios right / corrupt Greek legend, horse standing left. TextImage
KANITES, ca 100 BC
Kanites
Alram 7
Kanites, King of Scythia. ca 100 BC. AE18. Head of Hermes right in petasos / BAΣI KANI, AΠOΛ below, caduceus and palm branch. Draganov 20; Canarache (1950), 16a.TextImage
Kanites
Draganov 24
Kanites, King of Syria. ca 100 BC. 4.77 g. Laureate head of Apollo right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ KANITOY, tripod altar, BAK below. Draganov 24; SNG Stancomb 308; Alram 6.TextImage
Kanites
Moushmov 5814
Kanites, King of Scythia. AE23, ca 100 BC. Jugate veiled heads of Demeter and Kore right, wearing wreaths of corn / BAΣIΛEΩΣ KANITOY, downwards to left and right, two stalks of corn upright, BAK below. Moushmov 5814; Draganov 21; Tacchella (1903), 31; SNG Stancomb 314.TextImage
Kanites
Moushmov 5815
Kanites, King of Scythia, AE25. Laureate head of Jupiter right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ KANITOY, eagle standing on thunderbolt. TextImage
Kanites
SNG BM 351
Kanites, King of Scythia, ca 100 BC. AE 21. 5.16 gr. Head of Apollo right / BAΣI-KANI to left and right of bunch of grapes and pronged staff. Draganov 33; SNG BM 351.TextImage
Kanites
SNG Stancomb 310
Kanites, King of Scythia. ca 100 BC. AE 23mm. Veiled & wreathed head of Demeter right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ KANITOY, ΠOΛY below, upright torch and grain ear. Draganov 11; SNG Stancomb 310.TextImage
SADALES, ca 50 BC
Sadales
SNG BM 314
Sadales, King of Syria. ca 50 BC. AE Tetras. 2.03 g. Diademed, male head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣAΔAΛOY, eagle standing left on thunderbolt. BMC Black Sea 314.TextImage
SARIAKOS, ca 180-150 BC
Sariakos
Draganov 64
Sariakos, King of Scythia. ca 180-150 BC. AE 24mm, 7.90 g. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣAΡIAKOY, Bow, quiver and grain ear. ΠYΡ monogram upwards in the centre. Draganov 64.TextImage
Sariakos
Draganov 65
Sariakos, King of Scythia, AE24. ca 180-150 BC. 9.54g. Head of Herakles right wearing lionskin / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣAΡIAKOY, grain ear, bow and quiver, ΠYΡ monogram in the centre. countermark: thunderbolt. Draganov 65; Manov 956.TextImage
Sariakos
Draganov 65 (2)
Sariakos, King of Syria. ca 180-150 BC. AE21, 7.24 g. Head of youthful Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣAΡIAKOY, quiver, bow and grain-ear. Star in upper centre. ΠYΡ monogram in the centre. Draganov 65; Manov 956.TextImage
Sariakos
Draganov 73
Sariakos, King of Scythia, Sariakos, ca 180-150 BC. AE25. Laureate and bearded head of Zeus right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣAΡIA, eagle standing right on thunderbolt. Draganov 73; Manov 958; Talmatchi-Andreescu 14-15.TextImage
Sariakos
Draganov 77
Sariakos, King of Syria. 2nd c. BC. AE 2.20 g. Head of Hermes right, wearing petatos / BAΣI ΣAΡI, caduceus. Draganov 77; Alram 18; Canarache (1933-1934) 27; SNG Stancomb 327.TextImage
Sariakos
Moushmov 5806
Sariakos, King of Scythia. ca 180-150 BC. AE 17 mm. Laureate head of Apollo right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣAΡIAKOΣ, grain ear on left and club on right. TextImage
Sariakos
Moushmov 5806
Sariakos, King of Scythia. ca 180-150 BC. AE 17 mm. Laureate head of Apollo right / BAΣI ΣAΡI, grain ear on left and club on right. TextImage
Sariakos
Moushmov 5806
type 2
Sariakos, King of Scythia. ca 180-150 BC. AE15, 3.40 gr. Head of Apollo right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣAΡIAK to left and right of club on left and corn ear on right, monogram above. Moushmov 5806.TextImage
Sariakos
Moushmov 5807
Sariakos, King of Scythia, ca 180-150 BC. AE18. Veiled head of Demeter right, wreathed with corn / BAΣIΛE ΣAΡIAK, two upright corn ears. Draganov 74; Canarache (1933-1934) 25; Alram 14; SNG Stancomb 325; Mionnet Supp. III, 1.TextImage
Sariakos
SNG Stancomb 328
Sariakos, King of Scythia, AE13. ca 180-150 BC. Helmet with horse-tail crest / BAΣI ΣAΡI, six-pointed star. Draganov 78; SNG Stancomb 328.Text
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Sariakos
Yurukova 131
Sariakos, King of Scythia. ca 180-150 BC. AE13, 2.01 gr. Veiled head of Demeter right, wreathed with corn / SARI(?) DHMO to left and right of two corn-ears. Yurukova 1.131.TextImage
SKYLES, ca 470-460 BC
Anokhin 571Scythian Kings, Skyles. Ca 470-460 BC. AE13mm, 1.40 g. Nikonion mint. Owl standing left, head facing / Large ΣK. Anokhin 571.TextImage
UNCERTAIN
UncertainScythia, Uncertain (The Dahae?). Circa 1st century BC. AR Drachm. Crude head left with trace of a beard / Blank. Cf. Senior p. 215, A8. TextImage
See also: Perseus Project database, coins of Scythia
See the Reges Getarum section of Moushmov Online Text
Entry for Scythia on the Digital Historia Numorum

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