Ancient Coinage of Syria, Decapolis, Abila

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MARCUS AURELIUS
Spij 3Marcus Aurelius AE25 of Abila in the Syrian Decapolis. AVT KAIC M AYΡ ANT..., laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right [c/m on neck: bust of Herakles right] / CE ABIΛHNΩNIA AΓ KOI CY, Herakles seated left on rock, CK.. in ex. SNG ANS -, cf Spijkerman 3 (year 225), c/m Howgego 16. TextImage
FAUSTINA II
SNG ANS 1120Faustina Jr AE 21mm of Syria, Decapolis, Abila. Dated year VKC = 226 = 162/3 AD. ΦAYCTEINA CEBACTH, draped bust right / CEΛEVK ABIΛA VKC, Athena standing left, holding olive branch & spear. Spijkerman 4, Rosenberger 3.TextImage
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Spij. 6Faustina II, AE15 of Abilia, Decapolis, Syria. 147-175 AD. 2.96 g. Dated CY 225 or 226 (AD 161/2 or 162/3). ΦAYCTEINA CEBACTH, draped bust right / CEΛEYK ABIΛAC KC, bunch of grapes on stem. Spijkerman 6; Rosenberger 5A or 5B.TextImage
COMMODUS
Spij. 12Commodus, AE27 of Abila, Decapolis of Syria. Dated Year 251 (187-188). AVT KAIC KOMOΔOC, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / CE ABIΛHN (below), CVANC IA AΓK to left and right, Tyche standing right on half-figure of river god, holding sceptre and flaming altar; to left and right, small figure on base; all within distyle shrine. Spijkerman 12.TextImage
Spij. 14Commodus AE24mm of Abila, Syria. Laureate head right / Nude Herakles standing right, leaning on club, over which is draped a lion skin.TextImage
LUCIUS VERUS
CNG 75-851Lucius Verus, AE27 of Abila, Syria. 161-169 AD. Dated CY 230 (166/7 AD). AYT KAIC Λ AYΡ OYHΡOYΡOC, Laureate and cuirassed bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder / CE ABIΛHN (below), KOICY (left), NIA AΓ (right), front of tetrastyle temple, within central arch; Tyche of Abila standing right with right foot on river-god Heiromax, holding sceptre and small figure; Nike standing on low base in each side section.; date LC at top left and right. cf Spijkerman 1 (Marcus Aurelius) otherwise unpublished.TextImage
SNG ANS 1121Lucius Verus AE23 of Abila in the Syrian Decapolis. Dated Pompeian Year 226 = 162-3 AD. AVT KAIC Λ AYΡ OYHΡ AYΓ, laureate draped bust right / CEΛEYK ABIΛA SKC (date), towered bust of Tyche of Abila right. Spijkerman 8. TextImage
Spij 11Lucius Verus AE 24mm of Abila in the Syrian Decapolis. Dated CY 230 = 166/7 AD. AVT KAICAΡ Λ AYΡ OVHΡOC, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right [c/m: bust right in oval] / CE ABIΛAHNΩ-N I A A Γ KOI CY, Hercules seated left, holding club; date LC in ex. SNG ANS 1122, [c/m: Howgego 16].TextImage
COMMODUS
Spij 14Commodus AE 24mm of Abila in Syria. Laureate head right / Nude Herakles standing right, leaning on club, over which is draped a lion skin.TextImage

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