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Ancient Coinage of Syria, Apameia


Apameia or Apamea, on the Orontes; 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, Municipal Coinage Without King's Name, struck at Apamea on the Orontes, dated Year 163 = 150/149 BC. Diademed head of Alexander Balas right / APAMEWN GXP, Zeus standing left holding Corinthian helmet & scepter, WD monogram to left. Houghton 441, SNGCop 276.TextImage
Houghton 443 Alexander I Balas AE 20mm. Municipal issue of Apamaea on the Orontes, year 163 (150/149 BC). Diademed head of Alexander right / APAMEWN, Zeus standing left with Corinthian helmet & scepter; date GXR & NI monogram to left. Houghton CSE 443.TextImage
ANTIOCHOS VI
Houghton SNR71-68 Seleukid Kingdom, Antiochos VI AR Drachm. Apameia mint, Year 169 = 144/143 BC. Radiate head right / BASILEWS ANTIOXOY EPIFANOUS DIONUSOY, Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow and resting hand on bow set on ground, WW monogram below legs, symbol in outer field, date QXP in ex. TextImage
CITY AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
BMC 1
Sear #5864
Syria, Apameia AE16. Dated Seleucid Year 163 = 150/149 BC. Turreted head of Tyche right / APAMEIWN GXR, warrior standing left, head right, holding spear & shield. BMC 1. TextImage
BMC 3Syria, Seleukia and Pieria, Apamea AE22. Year SE 242 = 71/70 BC. Laureate head of Zeus right / APAMEWN THS EIRAS KAI ASULOU KL, Elephant standing right, date BMS before, DI below. TextImage
BMC 4
Sear #5866
Syria, Apamea AE 18mm. Dated Seleucid Year 239 = 74/73 BC. Wreathed & veiled head of Demeter right / APAMEWN THS EIRAS KAI ASULOU SE, ear of grain between poppy heads, date QLS below. BMC 4. TextImage
BMC 5Apameia, Syria, AE, 8.33 gr. Seleukid era, dated Year 243 (70-69 BC). Laureate head of Zeus right / APAMEWN THS IERAS KAI ASYLOY above and beneath elephant standing right. GLS in right field, MNS 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 / APAMEWN THS EIRAS KAI ASULOU MNA, Elephant standing right, date GMS before. BMC 5. TextImage
BMC 15Syria, Apamea AE 22mm. Dated Pompeian Year 8 = 59/58 BC. Diademed head of Zeus right / APAMEWN THS EIRAS KAI ASULOU KL, Elephant standing right, date H before. Lindgren I 2036.TextImage
Lindgren 1175Syria, Seleukis and Pieria, Apamea AE 14mm. Seleucid Year 238 = 75/74 BC. Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy / APAMEWN THS EIRAS KAI ASULOU SE, bunch of grapes on a stem. BMC -. TextImage
Lindgren 2034Syria, Apamea AE 17mm. Pompeian Year 16 = 51/50 BC. Turreted and veiled head of Tyche right / APAMEWN THS EIRAS KAI ASULOU, Nike advancing left holding an untied wreath, date VI below arm. BMC -. TextImage
RPC 4338Syria, Seleukis and Pieria. Apameia AE 21mm. Seleucid Year 276 = 39/38 BC. Helmeted bust of Athena right / APAMAEWN/THS IERAS KAI AYTONOMON, Nike advancing left with wreath, date V0S to left, AN in ex. TextImage
RPC 4342AE of Apameia, Syria. 27-26 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right / APAMEWN THSIERAS KAI ASU(LOU) to left and right of Nike advancing left, holding wreath and palm. VPS downwards to left. RPC 4342; Hoover 1422.TextImage
RPC 4347Syria, Apameia AE23mm. Year 283 = 30 BC. Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy / APAMEWN THS EIRAS KAI ASULOU, thyrsos, date GPS to left. Sear 5870v, Lindgren III 1176. TextImage
RPC 4354
Sear #5869
Syria, Seleukis and Pieria. Apameia AE22. Dated Year 303 = 1 AD. Head of Dionysus right, wreathed with ivy / APAMEWN THS EIRAS KAI ASULOU, cornucopiae, date GT to left, MA below. BMC 11, RPC 4354. TextImage
RPC 4364vSyria, Seleukis and Pieria. Apamea. Year 282 (31/30 BC). AE 17mm. Turreted and veiled head of Tyche right / Athena standing left, holding Nike; AN in ex. TextImage
RPC 4369Syria, Apamea AE 22mm. Seleucid Year 326 = 14/15 AD. Turreted & veiled head of Tyche right / APAMEWN THS EIRAS KAI ASULOU, Athena standing left, holding shield, date VKT below arm. TextImage
RPC 4370Apameia, Syria, AE20, 2nd C. BC. 8.14 gr. Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy / [AP]AMEWN THS IERAS [K]AI ASUDOU, Demeter standing left, holding grain-ears and torch. RPC 4370.TextImage
RPC 4371Syria, Apameia AE17. Year 308 = 6 AD. Diademed head of Zeus right / APAMEWN THS EIRAS KAI ASULOU, Tyche seated left holding corn ears, date HT & MA in ex. TextImage
SG 5870Apameia, Syria, Seleukeia and Pieria, Apameia, 9-8 BC, AE22. Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy / APAMEWN THS EIRAS KAI ASULOU to left and right of thyrsos, date 304 (=9/8 BC) in field. Sear Greek 5870.TextImage
CLAUDIUS
RPC 4376Claudius AE18 of Apameia, Syria. Year 1 of Claudius = 41 AD. Laureate head of Zeus right / KLAUDIEWN APAMEWN ETO A, Nike advancing left, holding wreath & palm branch. TextImage
See also: Perseus Project database, coins of Apameia
Entry for Syria, Apameia on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Apamea in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum
Search for Apameia at AncientImports.com
Search for Apameia at Incitatus Coins

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