Ancient Coinage of Syria, Apameia


Apameia or Apamea ad Orontem or ad Axium; Syria, Seleucis and Pieria. Part of the Roman Empire after conquest by Pompey in 64 BC.
Not to be confused with Apamea, Phrygia.

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ALEXANDER I BALAS
Houghton 441 Alexander I Balas AE20 or 4 Chalkoi, civic issue, Apamea ad Orontem, dated year 163 = 150-149 BC. Diademed head of Alexander Balas right / AΠAMEΩN ΓXΡ, Zeus standing left holding Corinthian helmet and sceptre, ΩΔ monogram to left. Houghton 441, SNG Cop 276.TextImage
Houghton 443 Alexander I Balas AE 20mm. Apameia, Syria, civic issue, dated year 163 (150-149 BC). Diademed head of Alexander right / AΠAMEΩN, Zeus standing left with Corinthian helmet and sceptre; date ΓXΡ & NI monogram to left. Houghton CSE 443.TextImage
ANTIOCHOS VI
Houghton SNR71-68 Antiochos VI, Seleukid Kingdom, AR Drachm. Apameia mint, dated year 169 = 144-143 BC. Radiate head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY EΠIΦANOYΣ ΔIONYΣOY, Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow and resting hand on bow set on ground, &Omega monogram below legs, symbol in outer field, date ΘXΡ in ex. TextImage
CIVIC AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
BMC 1
Sear #5864
Apameia, Syria, AE16. Dated Seleucid Year 163 = 150-149 BC. Turreted head of Tyche right / AΠAMEΩN ΓXΡ, warrior standing left, head right, holding spear & shield. BMC 1. TextImage
BMC 3Apameia, Syria, AE22. Year SE 242 = 71/70 BC. Laureate head of Zeus right / AΠAMEΩN THΣ EIΡAΣ KAI AΣYΛOY KΛ, Elephant standing right, date BMΣ before, ΔI below. TextImage
BMC 4
Sear #5866
Apameia, Syria, AE 18mm. Dated Seleucid Year 239 = 74/73 BC. Wreathed & veiled head of Demeter right / AΠAMEΩN THΣ EIΡAΣ KAI AΣYΛOY ΣE, ear of grain between poppy heads, date ΘΛΣ below. BMC 4. TextImage
BMC 5Apameia, Syria, AE, 8.33 gr. Seleukid era, dated Year 243 (70-69 BC). Laureate head of Zeus right / AΠAMEΩN THΣ IEΡAΣ KAI AΣYΛOY above and beneath elephant standing right. ΓΛΣ in right field, MNΣ below. BMC 5.TextImage
BMC 5 cf
Sear #5867
Apameia, Syria, AE 21mm. Dated Seleucid Year 243 = 70/69 BC. Diademed head of Zeus right / AΠAMEΩN THΣ EIΡAΣ KAI AΣYΛOY MNA, Elephant standing right, date ΓMΣ before. BMC 5. TextImage
BMC 15Apameia, Syria, AE 22mm. Dated Pompeian Year 8 = 59/58 BC. Diademed head of Zeus right / AΠAMEΩN THΣ EIΡAΣ KAI AΣYΛOY KΛ, Elephant standing right, date H before. Lindgren I 2036.TextImage
Lindgren 1175Apameia, Syria AE 14mm. Seleucid Year 238 = 75/74 BC. Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy / AΠAMEΩN THΣ EIΡAΣ KAI AΣYΛOY ΣE, bunch of grapes on a stem. BMC -. TextImage
Lindgren 2034Apameia, Syria, AE 17mm. Pompeian Year 16 = 51/50 BC. Turreted and veiled head of Tyche right / AΠAMEΩN THΣ EIΡAΣ KAI AΣYΛOY, Nike walking left holding an untied wreath, date ςI below arm. BMC -.TextImage
RPC 4335Apameia, Syria, AE20, Dated 40-39 BC. Bust of Athena right, wearing Corinthian helmet / AΠAMEΩN THΣ IEΡAΣ KAI AYTONOMOY, Nike walking left, holding wreath and palm branch. Date B in left field, MH in exergue. Hoover HGC 9, 1423; RPC I 4335.TextImage
RPC 4336Apameia, Syria, AE21, Dated local year 3 (39-38 BC). Bust of Athena right, wearing Corinthian helmet / AΠAMEΩN THΣ IEΡAΣ KAI AYTONOMOY, Nike walking left, holding wreath and palm branch. Date Γ in left field, EI in exergue. RPC I 4336; Hoover HGC 1423.TextImage
RPC 4337Apameia, Syria, AE20, Dated 38-37 BC. Bust of Athena right, wearing Corinthian helmet / AΠAMEΩN THΣ IEΡAΣ KAI AYTONOMOY, Nike walking left, holding wreath and palm branch. Seleukid era date EOΣ in left field, MH in exergue. HGC 9, 1424; RPC I 4337.TextImage
RPC 4338Apameia, Syria, AE 21mm. Seleucid Year 276 = 39/38 BC. Helmeted bust of Athena right / AΠAMAEΩN THΣ IEΡAΣ KAI AYTONOMOY, Nike walking left with wreath, date ςOΣ to left, AN in exergue. TextImage
RPC 4339Apameia ad Orontem, Syria, dated local year 277, 36-35 BC. Bust of Athena right, wearing Corinthian helmet / AΠAMEΩN THΣ IEΡAΣ KAI AYTONOMOY, Nike walking left, holding wreath and palm branch. Seleukid era date ZOS in left field. RPC 4339 (this coin); Hoover HGC 1424.TextImage
RPC 4342Apameia, Syria. AE unit, 27-26 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right / AΠAMEΩN THΣ IEΡAΣ KAI AΣYΛOY to left and right of Nike walking left, holding wreath and palm. ςΠΣ downwards to left. RPC 4342; Hoover 1422.TextImage
RPC 4345, NOYApameia, Syria, AE20, Dated local year 293 (20-19 BC). Bust of Athena right, wearing Corinthian helmet / AΠAMEΩN THΣ IEΡAΣ KAI AΣYΛOY, Nike walking left, holding wreath and palm branch. Date Γ Koppa Σ, NOY in exergue. RPC I 4345 but NOY not listed.TextImage
RPC 4347Apameia, Syria, AE23mm. Year 283 = 30 BC. Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy / AΠAMEΩN THΣ EIΡAΣ KAI AΣYΛOY, thyrsos, date ΓΠΣ to left. Sear 5870v, Lindgren III 1176. TextImage
RPC 4351, DIApameia ad Orontem, Syria, AE25, dated local year 293, 20-19 BC. Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy / AΠAMEΩN THΣ IEΡAΣ KAI AΣYΛOY, thyrsos. Date Γ Koppa Σ in left field. Δ-I across lower fields. RPC 4351 (Δ-I not listed); Hoover HGC 1425.TextImage
RPC 4351, XPApameia ad Orontem, Syria, AE25, dated local year 293, 20-19 BC. Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy / AΠAMEΩN THΣ IEΡAΣ KAI AΣYΛOY, thyrsos. Date &Gamma koppa &Sigma: in left field. X-P across lower fields. RPC 4351 (X-R not listed); Hoover HGC 1425.TextImage
RPC 4352, XPApameia ad Orontem, Syria, AE25, dated local year 295, 18-17 BC. Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy / AΠAMEΩN THΣ IEΡAΣ KAI AΣYΛOY, thyrsos. Date E Koppa Σ in left field. X-P across lower fields. RPC 4352; Hoover HGC 1425.TextImage
RPC 4353, MAApameia ad Orontem, Syria, AE20, dated local year 304, 9-8 BC. Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy / AΠAMEΩN THΣ IEΡAΣ KAI AΣYΛOY, thyrsos. Date ΔT in left field. M-A across lower fields. RPC 4353; BMC 13; SNG Cop 301; Paris 956.TextImage
RPC 4353, NOY
SG 5870
Apameia, Syria, Seleukeia and Pieria, Apameia, dated local era 304, 9-8 BC, AE22. Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy / AΠAMEΩN THΣ EIΡAΣ KAI AΣYΛOY to left and right of thyrsos. Date ΔT in left field, NO-Y across lower fields. RPC 4353; Berlin 28321; Sear Greek 5870.TextImage
RPC 4354
Sear #5869
Apameia, Syria, AE22. Dated Year 303 = 1 AD. Head of Dionysus right, wreathed with ivy / AΠAMEΩN THΣ EIΡAΣ KAI AΣYΛOY, cornucopiae, date ΓT to left, MA below. BMC 11, RPC 4354. TextImage
RPC 4364vApamea, Syria. Year 282 (31-30 BC). AE 17mm. Turreted and veiled head of Tyche right / Athena standing left, holding Nike; AN in ex.TextImage
RPC 4369Apameia, Syria, AE 22mm. Seleukid Year 326 = AD 14-15 AD. Turreted & veiled head of Tyche right / AΠAMEΩN THΣ EIΡAΣ KAI AΣYΛOY, Athena standing left, holding shield, date ςKT beneath arm. TextImage
RPC 4370Apameia, Syria, AE20, 2nd C. BC. 8.14 gr. Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy / AΠAMEΩN THΣ EIΡAΣ KAI AΣYΛOY, Demeter standing left, holding grain-ears and torch. RPC 4370.TextImage
RPC 4371Syria, Apameia AE17. Year 308 = 6 AD. Diademed head of Zeus right / AΠAMEΩN THΣ EIΡAΣ KAI AΣYΛOY, Tyche seated left holding corn ears, date HT and MA in ex. TextImage
CLAUDIUS
RPC 4376Claudius AE18 of Apameia, Syria. Year 1 of Claudius = 41 AD. Laureate head of Zeus right / KΛAYΔIEΩN AΠAMEWN ETO A, Nike walking left, holding wreath & palm branch. TextImage
Entry for Syria, Apameia on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Apamea in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum

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