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Ancient Coinage of Syria, Decapolis, Dium



The site of ancient Dium has not yet been conclusively identified but Pliny describes it as a neighbour of Pella. Spijkerman believed it may be today's Tel El Husn.
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CITY AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
BMC 19Dium, Decapolis, Syria, AE12, 1.7 gr, 89-88 BC. Turreted head of Tyche right / DKS DIOU A in three lines. BMC Arabia 19; Rollin & Feuardent 7801.TextImage
JULIA DOMNA
Spij. 5Julia Domna, AE21 of Dium, Decapolis, Syria. Dated year 270 (207-208 AD). IOULI DOMNA, draped bust right / DEIHNW-OC, Tyche standing right, holding sceptre and cornucopiae, one foot on half-figure of river-god swimming right; to right, Nike standing on column, crowning Tyche. Spijkerman 5.TextImage
CARACALLA
Spij. 1Caracalla, AE25 of Dium, decapolis, Syria. 14.07 gr. Dated year 268 (205-206 AD). AV K M AV ANTWNEINOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / KOI CYP DIEHN-WN HSC around and beneath hexastyle temple with central arch and pediment; eagle above arch; flaming altar within temple. Spijkerman 1.TextImage
Spij. 2Caracalla, AE25 of Dium, decapolis, Syria. 14.07 gr. AV K M AV ANTW CE, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / KOIC DIEHN-WN around and beneath hexastyle temple with central arch and pediment; eagle above arch; flaming altar within temple; O-C (year 270 = 207-208 AD) above. Spijkerman 2; SGI 2695.TextImage
Spij. 3Caracalla, AE24 of Dium, decapolis, Syria. 11.20 gr. Dated year 271 (208-209 AD). AV K M AV ANTWNEI, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / DIEHN-WN AOC KOI CYR HSC around and beneath hexastyle temple with central arch and pediment; eagle above arch; flaming altar within temple. Spijkerman 3; Rosenberger 3; SNG ANS 1280.TextImage
GETA
Spij. 6Geta, AE27 of Dium, Decapolis, Syria. Dated year 268 (205-206 AD. POUPC GETAC K, Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right / DEIH-NEN KSC around and beneath war-god standing facing, polos on head, holding eagle-tipped sceptre and Nike; two recumbent bulls at his feet. Spijkerman 6; Meshorer 244; SNG ANS 1281-1282.TextImage
Spij. 7Geta, AE22 of Dium, Decapolis, Syria, Dated year 270 = 207/208 AD. P CEP GETAC, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right / DEIH-NWN OC to left, right and beneath war-god Hadad standing facing, wearing horned modius and cuirass, right hand resting on eagle-tipped sceptre and holding wreath-bearing Nike; recumbent bulls to left and right. Spijkerman 7; SGI 2905.TextImage
Spij. 8Geta AE23 of Dium, Arabia. AD 207-208. P CEP GETA C, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right / DEIHN WN AOC beneath, to right and left of the war god Haddad standing facing, wearing horned kalathos, holding Nike and eagle-tipped sceptre; recumbent bull on each side. Rosenberger 7; Spijkerman 8; SNG ANS 1281.TextImage
ELAGABALUS
Spij. 10Elagabalus, AE20 of Dium, Decapolis, Syria. AV KE CAP ANTWNIN, laureate, cuirassed bust right / DEIHN-WN KOC GPC around and beneath hexastyle temple with central arch and pediment, eagle above arch, flaming altar within. Spijkerman 10.TextImage

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