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Ancient Coinage of Sicily, Himera


[Calciati 35]

Himera, refounded as Therma or Thermae Himerenses, on the north coast of Sicily

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BMC 1Sicily, Himera, as Thermai, AE Hemilitron. ca 340 BC. (...), horned head of a river-god left, reeds in hair; thunderbolt behind / QHP [...], three females, each with a modius on her head, standing behind a rectangular enclosure decorated with spirals; before them dances Pan playing his syrinx. Calciati I pg. 122, 23 = Virzi 1048. TextImage
BMC 43Sicily, Himera. 472-413 Bc. AR Litra, 0.8 gram, 11.03 mm. Monster with bearded human head right with goat's horn, lion's paw and curled wing / Naked youth riding on goat left. BMC 43, Weber 1353 var, Head p. 145, Sear 816 var.TextImage
BMC 45Himera, Sicily, Ca 472-413 BC. AR Obol (11mm, 0.65 g). Bearded head left, wearing crested helmet decorated with leaf / IMEAION, Pair of greaves. BMC 45.TextImage
BMC 52Himera, Sicily, AE Tetras. 16mm, 2.6 gr. Pan as a youth, holding thyrsos over his shoulder and blowing on a conch shell, seated on goat walking right, three dots below / IMERA, Nike advancing left holding aplustre. BMC 52; Arslan 377.TextImage
Calciati 5Himera, Sicily, AE Hemilitron. 34.77g. 430-420 BC. Gorgoneion / Six dots around a naked male figure standing right, bent forwards, right hand before mouth, left arm extended. Calciati 5; Hoover HGC 464 (this coin).TextImage
Calciati 17Sicily, Himera. After 430 BC. AE 26mm Pentonkion. Gorgoneion / Five pellets. TextImage
Calciati 20Sicily, Himera as Thermai AE 20mm. After 341 BC. Bearded head of Herakles right, in lion's skin headdress / QER-MI-TAN, Tyche standing left, holding patera in right hand, cornucopiae in left. SNG ANS 192, BMC 7; SNG Cop 324. TextImage
Calciati 21SICILY, Himera as Thermai. After 241 BC. AE 29mm. Bearded head of Herakles right, in lion's skin headdress, club over shoulder / QERMITAN in ex, three veiled nymphs standing facing, each holding the end of her peplos. BMC 5. TextImage
Calciati 23Sicily, Himera. c430-420 BC. AE Hemilitron. Gorgoneion with protruding tongue & furrowed cheeks / Six pellets. SNG ANS 179. TextImage
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Calciati 24Sicily, Himera AE Hemilitron. ca 430-420 BC. Gorgoneion with protruding tongue & furrowed cheeks / Six pellets. SNG ANS 180, SNG Cop 313. TextImage
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Calciati 25Sicily, Himera. c430-420 BC. AE Tetras. Facing gorgoneion / three pellets. SNG Cop 316, SNG ANS 182. TextImage
Calciati 27Himera. c420-410 BC. AE Hemilitron. Pan as a youth, holding thyrsos over his shoulder and blowing on a conch shell, seated on goat walking right; Corinthian helmet below / Nike flying right, holding aphlaston in her right hand and seam of her gown in her left; six pellets before. SNG ANS 184. TextImage
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Calciati 28vSICILY, Himera. Circa 410 BC. Obverse die signed by Eukleidas. AE Hemilitron. Nude rider on a goat right, holding a whip in his left hand, conch in right; grasshopper below, signed across field E-Y / IMEPAI, Nike advancing left, holding open wreath in right hand, dress in left; a second wreath in left fields, six pellets left. SG1108var. TextImage
Calciati 33Himera. c420-410 BC. AE Tetras. Pan as a youth, holding thyrsos over his shoulder and blowing on a conch shell, seated on goat walking left; three pellets below / Nike flying right, holding aphlaston in her right hand and seam of her gown in her left. TextImage
Calciati 34SICILY, Himera. ca 420-410 BC. AE Hexas. Nude rider on a goat left, blowing conch held in his right hand; ear of grain below / IMEP-AION, Nike advancing left, holding open wreath in right hand, dress in left; two pellets left. SNG Cop 319. TextImage
Calciati 34vHimera. c420-410 BC. AE Hexas. Pan as a youth, holding thyrsos over his shoulder and blowing on a conch shell, seated on goat walking right / Nike flying left, holding aphlaston in her right hand & seam of her gown in her left; two pellets before. TextImage
Calciati 35Sicily, Himera. Before 407 BC. AE Hemilitron. IM-E, head of nymph left; six pellets before / Six pellets in wreath. TextImage
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Calciati 35ASICILY, Himera. Before 407 BC. AE Hemilitron. IM-E, head of nymph left, hair bound in ampyx & sphendone; six pellets before / Six pellets around star, all in wreath. TextImage
Calciati 37SICILY, Himera. Before 407 BC. AE Reduced Tetras. Three-quarter facing head of nymph, slightly left / IM-E, scallop shell; four pellets above. TextImage
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Calciati 38SICILY, Himera. Before 407 BC. AE Reduced Tetras. Three-quarter facing head of nymph, slightly left / IME, conch shell; three pellets above. TextImage
Calciati 44Himera, Sicily, AR 4.0 gm, 15 mm. Man headed bull left / Boar standing left. Calciati 44.TextImage
Calciati 45Sicily, Himera AE hexas. ca 410 BC. Boar running left / man-headed bull left. TextImage
Calciati 55SICILY, Himera. Before 407 BC. AE Reduced Hemilitron. Three-quarter facing head of nymph, slightly left / IME, crayfish left; six pellets above. BMC 55. TextImage
Calciati pg35Himera. c430-420 BC. AE Hexas. Gorgoneion / Two pellets. TextImage
Hoover HGC 438Himera, Sicily, AR Attic Standard didrachm. 483-472 BC. 18.66 mm, 8.36 g. HIMERA beneath cockerel standing left / Crab. Traité II-1, 2379–2380; BMC 24; SNG ANS 160; Hoover HGC 438.TextImage
Hoover HGC 440Himera, Sicily, AR Drachm. 4.06 gr, 16.70 mm. Struck unter Theron and Thrasadyaeus, 480-470 BC. Cock standing left / HIME, crab. Hoover HGC 440; Westermark 108–125; SNG München 344; McClean 2294 var (didrachm); Sear 718 var (didrachm).TextImage
Hoover HGC 442Himera, Sicily, AR Hemidrachm. 1.90 gr, 14.71 mm. 420–415 BC. Naked youth or Pan riding goat prancing left, blowing conch and holding caduceus / Nike standing left, holding filleted aphlaston and hem of chiton. Hoover HGC 442; Jameson 614; SNG ANS 170; Sear Greece 815 var (goat right).TextImage
Kraay 071Sicily, Himera AR Tetradrachm. ca 409-407 BC. Signed by the artist MAI. The nymph Himera driving unruly quadriga right; above, Nike flying left, crowning Himera with wreath, & holding plaque inscribed MAI; in exergue, ketos left / TI-MEP-AION retrograde, Himera holding patera over altar; to right, satyr bathing in fountain with a lion-headed spout. Basel 306, Arnold-Biucchi 22, Rizzo 23. TextImage
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Kraay 108Sicily, Himera AR Drachm. ca 550/540-515 BC. Cock striding right / incuse square with mill-sail pattern. TextImage
Kraay 135Sicily, Himera AR Drachm. Before ca 484 BC. Cock standing left / hen standing right in incuse square with dentate border. TextImage
Kraay 136Sicily, Himera. Circa 515-500 or later. AR Didrachm. Cock standing left / Hen standing right within square striated frame. TextImage
Manganaro JNG 34Himera, Sicily, AR Hexas, 7mm. ca 420-410 BC. 0.11 gr. Head of goat right / Two dots between T-I. Manganaro, in JNG 34 and plate 4, 56.TextImage
NAC 33-72Himera, Sicily, AR Hexas, 7mm, ca 420-410, 0.13 g. Head of bearded goat right / Two pellets, T above, - below. Cf. Manganaro, JNG 34, pl. 4, 56. Unpublished.TextImage
ORC 8403Himera (?), Sicily, AR Hemiobol. c 475 BC, Helmeted & bearded head right / Wheel with four spokes. Unpublished. TextImage
ORC 9002Himera, Sicily, AR hexas, (0.10g) c. 450 BC, Horned goat head right, dotted border / Two pellets. Unpublished. TextImage
SNG ANS 120cfSicily, Himera AE27 Hexas. ca 413 BC or before. Gorgon head facing / six pellets. TextImage
SNG ANS 145Sicily, Himera. Before 484 BC. AR Litra. Cock standing left / Square mill sail pattern with striated border, all in incuse square. TextImage
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SNG Lloyd 1029Himera, Sicily, AR litra, 11-12 mm, 0.68 gr. 430-420 BC. Helmeted, bearded male head right / Crestless, open Corinthian helmet right. SNG Lloyd 1029.TextImage
Weber 1355Himera, Sicily, AR litra, (0.59g) mid-5th century BC, Helmeted male head right. / Crestless open Corinthian helmet left. SNG Cop 312var. TextImage
Sear 716Himera, Sicily, AR Chalcidian Drachm. Late 6th century BC. Cock standing left / Hen standing right, all within incuse square. SNG ANS 147. TextObvRev
Sear 717Sicily, Himera AR Obol. ca 530-482 BC. Cock strutting left / incuse square of mill-sail pattern. TextImage
Sear 815Himera, Sicily, AR Hemidrachm. 1.92 gr, 13.90 mm. 420–415 BC. Naked youth or Pan riding goat prancing right, blowing conch and holding caduceus / Nike standing left, holding filleted aphlaston and hem of chiton. Hoover 443; Coll. de Luynes 978; BMC 37; Sear Greece 815.TextImage
Sear 816Sicily, Himera AR Litra. ca 472-413 BC. Monster with bearded human head left, with goat's horn, lion's paw & curled wing / HIMERAION, naked youth riding goat left.
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Sear 1105SICILY, Himera. ca 430-420 BC. AE Hemilitron. Gorgoneion with protruding tongue & furrowed cheeks / Six pellets, two triangular wedges between rows. Calciati 16. TextImage
Sear 1109Himera, Sicily, AE trias. Triton, son of Neptune, left, blowing shell & holding caduceus seated on goat prancing left, 3 pellets below goat / IMEPA, Nike advancing left, wings spread. TextImage
Sear 1110Himera, Sicily, AE Hemilitron. 420-408 BC, I ME Head of nymph Himera left, wearing sphendone, six pellets before / Six pellets within laurel wreath. SNG ANS 186.
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See also: Perseus Project database, coins of Himera
Magna Graecia Coins of Himera
Entry for Sicily, Himera on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Himera in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum

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