Ancient Coinage of Sicily, Katane


[Sear 771]

Located at the foot of Mount Aetna in Sicily
Formerly named Aetna, 476-461 BC. (Aetna Coin page)
Under the name of Katane, Katana or Catana, 461 BC to 1st century BC.

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BMC 8Katane, Sicily, AR Litra, 425-415 BC. Bearded head of Silenus left / KATANE, thunderbolt with curled wings, shield to left and right. BMC 8; Sear 710; SNG München 445.TextImage
BMC 9Katane, Sicily Litra, 461-450 BC. 12mm, 0.75 gr. Bearded and horned head of Silenos right, wearing ivy wreath / KATANE, thunderbolt with curled wings, shield to left and right. BMC 9; SNG ANS 1237; Hoover HGC 589; Boehringer 1982, Li 5.TextImage
BMC 34Katane, Sicily, AR tetradrachm, 405-404 BC. Artist Choirion. 26 mm. AΠOΛΛΩN beneath neck of laureate head of Apollo facing very slightly to left, strung bow in left field, lyre in right field, artist's name XOIΡIΩN to left of head / KATANAIΩN beneath charioteer, wearing a long chiton, driving a quadriga galloping right, rounding an Ionic column; Nike flying left above, crowning the charioteer; crayfish right in exergue. BMC 34; SNG ANS 1258; Hoover 575; Jameson 548; Gulbenkian 193.TextImage
Calciati 2Katane, Sicily. 405-402 B.C. AE Uncia. 0.80 gr. Head of young river-god Amenanos left / Winged thunderbolt. TextImage
Calciati 2CKatane, Sicily. Campanian Mercenaries, after 403 BC. AE Onkia. Owl standing half right, head facing / KAT monogram (resembling T<) within wreath. Hoover 631.TextImage
Calciati 3Katane, Sicily. Circa 360 BC. AE Dilitron. Wreathed head of Persephone left, in single-pendant earring and necklace, two dolphins before / Man-headed bull standing right. TextImage
Calciati 9Katane, Sicily. ca 263-200 BC. AE 21mm. River-god reclining left on amphora, holding rhyton in right hand, reed in left / KATANAIΩN, caps of the Dioskouri surmounted by stars; w(monogram), lion's head and monogram below. BMC 54; SNG Cop 185. TextImage
Calciati 11Katane, Sicily. After 212 BC. AE 16mm. One of the Katanean brothers carrying his father right, serpent between legs; Π in right field / KATANAIΩN, the other brother carrying his mother right, serpent between his legs. BMC 74. TextImage
Calciati 14Katane, Sicily. Circa 1st Century BC. AE 22mm. Janiform head of Serapis; three monograms around / Demeter standing left, holding grain ear and torch. SNG ANS 1302. TextImage
Calciati 16Katane, Sicily. Circa first century BC. AE 25mm. Radiate head of Serapis right / Isis standing facing, Harpokrates standing at her feet left, sistrum in right field. SNG ANS 1302. TextImage
Calciati 17Katane, Sicily. After 212 BC. AE 21mm. KATANAIΩN, laureate head of Zeus Ammon right / Dikaiosyne (Aequitas), standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae, monogram left, two monograms right. Calciati 17; BMC 82; SNG Cop 203. TextImage
Calciati 18Katane, Sicily, AE20. 413-212 BC. KATAINON, Head of Hermes right, wearing petasos / Nike advancing left, holding wreath and palm branch. SNG ANS 1235.TextImage
Calciati 19Katane, Sicily. After 212 BC. AE 20mm. KATANAIΩN, wreathed head of Dionysos right / Dionysos, holding grape cluster in right hand and sceptre in left, seated left in biga being pulled to the right by two panthers; three monograms around. BMC 80, SNG Cop 200-201. TextImage
Calciati 22Katane, Sicily. After 212 BC. AE 20mm. Jugate busts left of Serapis and Isis / KATANAION, Apollo standing facing in chlamys, left elbow resting on a pillar, holding branch in right hand, bow in left, at his feet left an omphalos and quiver. SNGCop 190-192. TextImage
Hoover 577Katane, Sicily, AR tetradrachm, 405-404 BC. Artist Herakleidas. head of Apollo facing slightly left, HΡAKΛEIΔAΣ down right field / Charioteer driving quadriga galloping left, Nike flying right above, crowning the charioteer, KATANAIWN and fish in exergue. Gulbenkian 190-191; SNG Manchester 382; SNG Blackburn 147; Jameson 545; Kraay 842; SNG Lloyd 902; Hoover Sicily 577.TextImage
Jameson 536Katane, Sicily, AR Litra, ca 460-450 BC; 0,7 g., 11 mm. Head of Silenos left, wreathed with ivy / KATANE, winged thunderbolt. Rizzo pl. ix, 16 (same dies). Jameson 536.TextImage
Ludwig 322Katane Sicily, AR Tetradrachm. ca 460 BC. 25.8 mm, 16.84 g. River-god Amenanos as a man-headed bull kneeling right; crane above, fish below / KATANE, Nike flying right, holding a palm-branch in each hand, large murex-shell below. Rizzo (1946), 1 (this coin); Ludwig Coll. 322 (ditto).TextImage
Ludwig 323Katane Sicily, AR Tetradrachm. ca 460 BC. 27.1 mm, 16.79 g. River-god Amenanos as a man-headed bull kneeling right, Selinus with horse-tail kneeling right on his back, ketos monster below / KATANAION, Nike walking left, holding taenia in right hand, left hand at her side. Rizzo (1946), 14; Hirsch XVIII, 2234; Ludwig Coll. 323.TextImage
Randazzo 62Sicily, Katane AR Tetradrachm. ca 464-450 BC. River-god Amenanos as a man-headed bull kneeling right; above, Nike flying right; in exergue, ketos right / NOIHATAKH(sic), Nike running left, in long chiton, holding a fillet in her right hand. TextImage
SNG ANS 1235Katane, Sicily. ca 460 BC. AR Tetradrachm. River-god Amenanos as a man-headed bull kneeling right; fish below to right, branch above / KAT-ANE, Nike in long chiton and running left, holding a fillet in her right hand. SNG Cop 175. TextImage
SNG ANS 1239v
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Sicily, Katane, as Aitna, AR Litra. ca 465-460 BC. Balding head of Silenos right / AIT-NAI, winged thunderbolt. BMC 16. TextImage
SNG ANS 1243Katane, Sicily. Circa 445-435 BC. AR Tetradrachm. Charioteer driving walking quadriga right, holding kentron in left hand, reins in both hands / Laureate head of Apollo right. TextImage
SNG ANS 1243ff
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Katane, Sicily. ca 450-445 BC. AR Tetradrachm. Charioteer driving walking quadriga right, holding long kentron in right hand, reins in both / KATANAI-O-N, laureate head of Apollo right. SNG Cop 176, SNGANS 1243ff. TextImage
SNG ANS 1246Sicily, Catana AR Tetradrachm. ca 440 BC. Slow quadriga right / Laureate head of Apollo right, hair in krobylos. Pozzi 413. TextImage
SNG ANS 1248Katane, Sicily. Circa 450-425 BC. AR Tetradrachm. Charioteer driving walking quadriga right, holding long kentron in right hand, reins in both; Nike flying above crowning horses / KATANAION, laureate head of Apollo right. Rizzo pl.11, 8. TextImage
SNG ANS 1249Sicily, Catana AR Tetradrachm. ca 440-430 BC. Slow quadriga right, above Nike flying right to crown horses, uncertain markings in exergue / Laureate head of Apollo right, hair rolled. TextImage
SNG ANS 1252Sicily, Katane AR Tetradrachm. ca 450-425 BC. Charioteer driving walking quadriga right; Nike flying above / Laureate head of Apollo right. Gulbenkian 183. TextImage
SNG ANS 1256Katane, Sicily. ca 435-425 BC. AR Tetradrachm. Charioteer driving racing quadriga right, holding long kentron in right hand, reins in left; Nike flying above placing a wreath on horses / KATANAION, laureate head of Apollo right; parsley leaf behind. TextImage
SNG ANS 1258Katane, Sicily, AR tetradrachm, 405-404 BC. Artist Choirion. 16.51g. 26 mm. AΠOΛΛΩN beneath laureate head of Apollo facing very slightly to left, bow in left field, lyre in right field, artist's name XOIΡIΩN to left of head / KATANAIΩN beneath charioteer, wearing a long chiton, driving a quadriga galloping right, rounding an Ionic column; Nike flying left above, crowning the charioteer; crayfish right in exergue. SNG ANS 1258; Hoover 575; Jameson 548; Gulbenkian 193.TextImage
SNG ANS 1263Katane, Sicily, AR Drachm. 405-402 BC. Engraver Euainetos. KATANAIΩN beneath fast quadriga right, the driver crowned by Nike flying left above / AMENANOΣ above horned head of Amenanos left, hair bound in a taenia. Trace of signature EYA below. Hoover HGC 581; SNG ANS 1263.TextImage
SNG ANS 1264SICILY. Katane. AR Litra (circa 430-415 BC ). 0.7 gm, 11 mm. Head of Silenos right / Upright winged thunderbolt; two shields flanking. Boehringer, Kataneische, Series III, Li 5; SNG ANS 1264.TextImage
SNG Cop 175SICILY. Catana. Ca. 465 BC. Silver tetradrachm (17.27 gm). Man-faced bull running right on tunny right, branch above / KAT-ANE, Nike running left, holding fillet in extended right hand. Randazzo 48-53 (same dies). SNG Copenhagen 175 (same dies). Gulbenkian 175. TextImage
SNG Cop 193Sicily, Catana AE15. 3rd century BC. Wreathed head of Apollo right / KATA-NAIΩN, Isis standing right holding bird.TextImage
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SNG Cop 198Sicily, Catana AE16. 3rd-2nd century BC. One of the Catanaean brothers, carrying his father / KATANAION, the other brother carrying the mother. SNG ANS 1290. TextImage
SNG Cop 203fKatane, Sicily. 3rd-2nd Cent. BC. Bronze 20mm. (8.27 gm). Head of Zeus-Ammon right / Dikaiosyne standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae, monograms to left and right. TextImage
SNG Lloyd 910Katane, Sicily. ca 410 BC. Obverse and reverse dies signed by the artist Choirion. AR Drachm. AMENANOΣ above, three-quarters facing head of the river-god Amenanos, turned slightly left; crayfish left, two fish right, signature XOI below / KATANAIΩN right, Athena, holding large round shield and spear, driving galloping quadriga left; Nike flying above crowning Athena, maeander pattern below, signature COIRIWN in ex. TextImage
Sear #710Katane, Sicily, AR Litra, 425-415 BC. Bearded head of Silenus left / KATANE, thunderbolt with curled wings, shield to left and right. BMC 8; Sear 710; SNG München 445.TextImage
Sear #765Sicily, Katane, as Aitna, AR Litra. ca 465-460 BC. Balding head of Silenos right / AIT-NAI, winged thunderbolt. BMC 16. ( 2 examples)
Sear #767Katane, Sicily. ca 450-445 BC. AR Tetradrachm. Charioteer driving walking quadriga right, holding long kentron in right hand, reins in both / KATANAI-O-N, laureate head of Apollo right. SNG Cop 176, SNGANS 1243ff. (2 examples)
Sear #771Sicily, Katane AR Tetradrachm. ca 410 BC. Obverse die signed by Herakleidas. Head of Apollo facing slightly left, in laurel wreath; HΡAKΛEIΔAΣ downward in right field / KATANAIΩN, charioteer driving fast quadriga left, holding kentron in right hand, reins in both; above, Nike flying right, placing open wreath on charioteer's head; in exergue, fish left. Basel 337, BMC 32. (2 examples)
Sear #774Katane, Sicily, AR litra, (0.76g) c. 410 BC, signed by Procles. Head of Selinos left, with ass ear, crowned with ivy wreath, P behind head / KATA-NAIΩN, Winged thunderbolt with curved upper wings, small shield to left and right. Sear 774; SNG Cop. 182; Rizzo plate 14, 17; BMC 47; Boehringer, Li 6.TextImage
Sear #1069Katane, Sicily, AE19. 2nd-1st century BC. River-god Amenanos reclining left, holding rhyton and resting arm on amphora / KATANAIΩN, owl standing right on ΩΣ monogram, between two caps of the Dioskuri. Calciati 8; BMC 56. TextImage
Sear #1073Katane, Sicily AE16. After 212 BC. Laureate head of Apollo right / KA-TA-NAIΩN, Isis in long robe, standing right, holding a bird on her outstretched left hand, II in right field. SNG ANS 1278; Calciati III, 110, 25. SNG München 497; BMC 64; Sear Greece 1073 corr. TextImage
See also: Magna Graecia Coins of Katane

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