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Ancient Coinage of Syria, Decapolis, Gadara


Gadara, in the Syrian Decapolis, modern day Umm Qais, 110 km north of Amman.

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PRE-IMPERIAL TIMES.
Spijkerman 1Decapolis, Gadara AE 20. Struck during the campaign of Pompey the Great, 64/63 BC. Bust of Herakles left, holding club over shoulder / Ram of galley right, inscription "Year 1 of the Romans". TextImage
Spijkerman 7Gadara in the Syrian Decapolis, as a quasi-automonous city, AE 16. Struck 40-39 BC. Turreted bust of Tyche right / GADA-PEWN, cornucopiae, and date L EK. TextImage
AUGUSTUS
RPC 4810Augustus, AE18 of Gadara, Syria. 14-37 AD. 4.00 gr. Dated Actian Era 34 (3-4 AD.) SEBASTW KAICAPI, bare head right / GADAREIC, veiled, draped and turreted bust of Tyche right, date L LD to left. RPC 4810; Spijkerman 9.TextImage
TIBERIUS
RPC 4812Tiberius AE20 of Gadara, Arabia. 4.64 gr, 19.18 mm. 28-29 AD. TIBERIW KAICARI, bare head right / GADAREIC LYB, to left and right of bust of Tyche right, wearing turreted crown and veil. Spijkerman 11; RPC 4812; Sear (Greek Imperial Coins) -.TextImage
CLAUDIUS
RPC 4816Claudius AE17 of Gadara in the Syrian Decapolis. Year 108 = 44/45 AD. SEBASTOS, laureate head right / GADAPA, turreted head of Tyche right, date HP before. Spijkerman 16.TextImage
RPC 4817Claudius, AE of Gadara, Syria. Dated year 108 (44-45 AD). 2.07 g. CEBASTOC, laureate head right / [GA]DARA, crossed cornucopiae, HR between them. RPC 4817. Spijkerman 17.TextImage
RPC 4819Claudius AE16 of Gadara, in the Syrian Decapolis. Year 114 = 50/51 AD SEBASTWI KAISAPI, laureate bust right / GADAPA, turreted bust of Tyche right, date DIP before. Spijkerman 19. TextImage
NERO
RPC 4824Nero, AE 17 of Gadara in the Syrian Decapolis. Year 131=67/8 AD. Laureate head right / bust of Tyche right, towered and veiled, city name behind, date LA.P before.TextImage
VESPASIAN
RPC 2093Vespasian AE21 of Gadara in the Syrian Decapolis. Dated Year 135=71/72 AD. OYECPACIANOC KAICAP, laureate head right [cm: bust of Tyche right] / GADAPA, Tyche standing left holding wreath & cornucopiae, date LELP to left.TextImage
TITUS
RPC 2096
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Titus AE 18 mm of Gadara, Syria. Year 137 = 73-74 AD. TITOS KAISAR, laureate head right / GADAREWN L ZLR, two crossed cornucopiae. Spijkerman 30, Rosenberger 35, RPC 2096. TextImage
RPC 2097Titus, as Caesar, AE15 of Gadara, Decapolis. Year 137 = 73/4 AD. Laureate head right / GADAREWN L ZLP, head of Tyche right. Spijkerman 29.TextImage
ANTONINUS PIUS
Spijkerman 32Antoninus Pius, AE 25 dated year 223 (AD 159/160). AVT K AID A, ANTWNINOC CЄBЄT, laureate draped bust right / GADAREWN GI_ (date), Bust of Melqart-Hercules; date at end of legend. Spijkerman 32.TextImage
Spij. 33Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius, AE of Gadara. dated Year 223, 159- 160 AD. 7.59 g. ANTWNEI KAICAR, laureate head of Antoninus Pius right / GADAREWN GKC, bare head of young Marcus Aurelius right. Spijkerman 33. SNG ANS 1307.TextImage
MARCUS AURELIUS
Spijkerman 38Marcus Aurelius AE 24mm of Gadara in the Decapolis. AVT KAIC M AVR ANTWNEINOC, laureate bust right / GADAREWN EKC, Herakles bust right. lionskin knotted at neck.TextImage
Spij. 44Marcus Aurelius AE23 of Gadara, Syria, Decapolis. 161-180 AD. Dated Year 225 (161-162 AD). Laureate and draped bust right / Tyche standing right, holding sceptre and cornucopiae, being crowned by Nike standing on column to her right; to left, small figure (Eros?) standing on short column; all within distyle shrine; date to right, river-god swimming right below. Rosenberger 48; Spijkerman 44; SNG ANS 1308 var. (no shrine).TextImage
Spijkerman 50Marcus Aurelius, as Caesar, AE22 of Gadara in the Syrian Decapolis. Dated Year 223 = 159-160 AD. OYHP•KAICAP CEB•YIOC, bare-headed, draped bust right / GADAREWN GKC, Tyche standing left, on half-figure of river-god, holding sceptre & cornucopiae, being crowned by Nike on column behind her.TextImage
LUCIUS VERUS
LUCIUS VERUS
Spij. 51Lucius Verus, AE29 of Gadara, Syria. Dated year 225 (AD 161/162). AVT KAICAR L AYPOYHPOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / PO GADAREWN IA AG KCYP beneath, at sides and above, tetrastyle temple with pediment, Zeus seated left within, arm outstretched and sceptre. Date EKC in pediment. Spijkerman 51; Rosenberger 56.TextImage
Spij. 52Lucius Verus, AE30 of Gadara, Syria. Dated year 225 (AD 161/162). AVT KAICAR L AYPOYHPOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / PO GADAREWN IA AG KCYP beneath, at sides and above, tetrastyle temple with pediment, Zeus seated left within, holding [Nike?] (or simply arm outstretched) and sceptre. Date EKC in pediment. Spijkerman 52.TextImage
COMMODUS
Meshorer 204 Commodus AE11 of Gadara, Syria. Laureate head right / helmeted bust of Athena right.TextImage
Spij. 62Commodus, AE25 of Gadara, Syria. AD 177-192. AYT K L AYR KOMMODON, laureate head right / POM GADAREWN GMS, laureate head of Heracles right, lion-skin knotted around neck. Spijkerman 62; RPC IV online temp 6685.TextImage
Spijkerman 62cfCommodus AE25 of Syria, the Decapolis, Gadara. AYT KLAP KOMMODON, laureate head right / GADRAEWN, head of Herakles, facing right.TextObvRev
Spij 64Commodus AE11 of Gadara in the Syrian Decapolis. AVTKO M, Laureate head right / GAD ARGMC, helmeted bust of Athena right. Meshorer_204.TextImage
Spij 65Syria, Decapolis. Gadara. Commodus AE 25mm. Dated year 243 (179/80 AD). Laureate head right, seen from behind / Tyche standing right, foot on galley, holding sceptre & cornucopiae; Nike standing left on column & holding wreath, before; GMC (date) in outer right field. Rosenberger 66.TextImage
CRISPINA
Spij 67Crispina AE18 of Gadara. Struck year 243 = A.D. 179/180. Laureate, draped bust right / Bust of Zeus right, diademed and draped.TextImage
CARACALLA
Spij 72Caracalla & Geta AE30 of Gadara in the Syrian Decapolis. Dated CY 262 = 198/9 AD. Caracalla & Geta, standing facing each other, clasping hands / Tetrastyle temple; statue of Zeus seated facing within, holding sceptre & uncertain object; date in pediment. SNG ANS 1321.TextImage
MACRINUS
SGI 2958Macrinus AR Tetradrachm of Gadara, Syria. AVT K M OP CE MAKPINOC CEB, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / DHMARC EX VPATOC, Eagle standing, wings open, head left, holding wreath in beak, three Graces in circle below. Bellinger 326.TextImage
ELAGABALUS
Rosenberger 88Gadara. Elagabalus AE18. AVK M (...), radiate, draped, & cuirassed bust right / GADAR(...), Tyche standing facing left, holding spear in right hand, & cornucopia in left hand. Victory holding out laurel wreath, object standing on column to right.TextImage
Spij. 83Elagabalus, Gadara, Syria. AVT K M AVP ANTWNEINOC, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / GADA-REWN, KCVP APC below, above, to right and left of the three Graces standing, the centre one with her back to the viewer, her arms around the shoulders of the others. Spijkerman 83; SNG ANS 6, 1331.TextImage
Spij. 084Elagabalus, AE30 of Gadara, Palestine. AD 218-222. AV K M AUR ANTWNINOC, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / POMP-GADAREWN-APC in three lines above galley with crew sailing left, dolphin and star in exergue. Spijkerman 85.TextImage
Spij. 88Elagabalus, AE30 of Gadara, Palestine. AD 218-222. AV K M AUR ANTWNINOC, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / POMP-GADAREWN-BPC in three lines above galley with crew sailing left, dolphin and star in exergue. Spijkermann 88; Rosenberger 81.TextImage
Spij 93Elagabalus AE 23mm of Gadara in the Syrian Decapolis. Dated CY 281 = 217/18 AD. Laureate, draped, & cuirassed bust right / K CYP POM GAD-(...), tetrastyle temple, statue of Zeus seated facing within holding sceptre & thunderbolt, eagle at feet; date APC in pediment. Spijkerman 93.TextImage
GORDIAN III
Spij 93Gordian III AE24 of Gadara in the Syrian Decapolis. Dated Year 303 =240/1 AD. AVTOK.K M ANT GORDIANOC CEB, laureate, draped, & cuirassed bust right / POMP GADAWN, galley right; date GT in exergue. SNG ANS 1332; Spijkerman 93.TextImage
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Spij 96Gordian III AE25 of Gadara. War Galley.TextImage
Entry for Palestine, Decapolis, Gadara on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Gadara in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum

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