Ancient Coinage of Syria, Emesa


[BMC 24 of Uranius Antoninus]

Emisa or Emesa, on the Orontes River; modern day Homs in western Syria.

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ANTONINUS PIUS
BMC 1Antoninus Pius AE23 of Emesa, Syria. Laureate head right / eagle perched on Sacred Stone of Emesa, A to right.TextImage
BMC 4Antoninus Pius AE22 of Emesa, Syria. AVT KAI TI AIL ANTWNEINOC CЄB ЄV, laureate head right / ЄMICHNWN, Eagle standing right on sacred stone of Elagabal, G to right. SGI 1496.TextImage
BMC 8Antoninus Pius AE 24mm of Emesa, Syria. AVT K T AIL ADR ANTONINOC EV CEB, laureate head right / ЄMICHNWN, Radiate, draped bust of Helios right; ·B· below. SNGCop 308, Lindgren I 2041. TextImage
SGI 1496vAntoninus Pius AE22 of Emesa, Syria. AVT KAI TI AIL ANTWNEINOC CЄB ЄV, laureate head right / ЄMICHNWN, Eagle standing right on sacred stone of Elagabal, D to right. SGI 1496.TextImage
JULIA DOMNA
BMC 9Julia Domna AE24 of Emesa, Syria. Dated Year 527 = 215/216 AD. IOVLIA DOMNA (...), draped bust right / EMISWN KOLWN ZKF, flaming altar of Heliogabalos. Lindgren 2043. TextImage
BMC 10Julia Domna, AE24, Emesa, Syria. IOVLIA DOMNA CEB, draped bust right / EMICWN KOLWNI, date ZKF below, great altar of Elagabal at Emisa consisting of a massive base placed on two steps and ornamented with a cornice and two rows of niches, each niche formed by two columns and an arch and containing a statue. On the top of the altar is a small, lighted altar. BMC 10. Text
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Mionnet 599Julia Domna, AE of Emesa, Syria. 193-217 AD. IOVLIA DOMNA AYG, draped bust right / EMICWN KOLWNI, Altar of Heliogabalos, front panel decorated with two rows of three niches, each containing statues; date ZKF in exergue. Mionnet V, 599; BMC 9; Lindgren 2043.TextImage
Prieur 978Julia Domna, AR tetradrachm of Emesa, Syria. AD 198-217. IOYLIA AYGOYCTA, draped bust right / DHMARX EXOYCIAC, eagle standing with body slightly right, head left, tail left, wings spread, wreath in beak. H beneath eagle's head (just above the wing), radiate head of Shamath between legs. Prieur 978; Bellinger 179.TextImage
Prieur 980Julia Domna, AR tetradrachm of Emesa, Syria. IOYLIA AYGOYCTA, draped bust right / DHMARX EXOYCIAC, eagle standing with body slightly right, head left, tail left, wings spread, wreath in beak. H in upper right field, radiate head of Shamath between legs. Prieur 980; Bellinger 180; Dura Hoard VI, 5 (this coin).TextImage
Prieur 982Julia Domna, AR tetradrachm of Emesa, Syria. AD 198-217. IOYLIA AYGOYCTA, draped bust right / DHMARX EXOYCIAC, eagle standing with body slightly right, head left, tail left, wings spread, wreath in beak. O beneath eagle's head, radiate bust of Shamath between legs. Prieur 982; Bellinger -.TextImage
CARACALLA
BMC 13Caracalla AE20 of Emisa, Seleucis Pieria. laureate head right / EMISON KOLONIAC, eagle standing right, head left, on sacred stone of Elagabalus, holding wreath in his beak, in field date Z K Phi (= year 527).TextImage
BMC 14Caracalla AE 21mm of Emesa, Syria. Struck year 527 (215-216 AD). Radiate head right / Tyche of Emisa enthroned facing; Orontes swimming before her, Z/K-F in fields.TextImage
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BMC 15Caracalla. 198-217 AD. AE 29, 21.36g. Emesa, Seleucis and Pieria, Year 527 = 215/6 AD. AYT K M AYP ANTWNEINOC CEB, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / EMICWN KOLWN, Six-columned temple of Emesa, containing holy stone, ornamented with eagle, set on rectangular base, flanked by two parasols or religious standards; a flight of steps leads to the temple; rectanglar frame in pediment; date ZKF in exergue. BMC 15.TextImage
CNG 64785Caracalla & Julia Domna AE 23mm of Emesa, Syria. Dated local year 528 (217 AD.) ..ANTWNINOC CE, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / IOVLIA DOMNA, draped bust of Julia Domna right; date H-K over F across fields. CNG 64785.TextImage
Mionnet 608Caracalla, AE22 of Emesa, Syria. AYT K M AYP ANTΩNINOC CEB, radiate, draped bust right / EMICWN KOLWNIAC, eagle standing right, head left, wreath in beak, on sacred stone of Emesa, Z-KF across fields (= CY527 = A.D 215-6). Mionnet V 608; BMC 13 var (Z-FK); SNG Cop 310 var (placement of date).TextImage
Prieur 954Caracalla AR Tetradrachm of Emesa, Syria. AYT K M ANTWNEINOC CEB, laureate head right / DHMARC EX UPATOCTO D, eagle standing facing, head left, wreath in beak, bust of Shamash left between legs.TextImage
Prieur 983Caracalla AR Tetradrachm of Emesa, Syria. •AYT K•M•AN ••• TWNEINOC C-E•B•, laureate head right / DHMARC EX UPATOCTOD, eagle standing facing, head left, wreath in beak; (officina) H in upper left field, radiate, draped, & cuirassed bust of Shamash left between legs. Bellinger 188.TextImage
Prieur 1000vCaracalla AR Tetradrachm of Emesa, Syria. AVT K M A AN-TWNEINOC C-E-B, laureate head right / DEMARC EX UPATOC TO ­, eagle, wings spread & head turned to left, holding wreath in beak; between legs, radiate bust of Shamash facing left; below beak, O. Prieur 1000 var.TextImage
MACRINUS
Prieur 961Macrinus AR Tetradrachm of Emesa, Syria. Officina A. AVT K M OP CE MAKPINOC C, laureate head right / DHMARC EX VPATOC P, eagle standing, wings open, head left, wreath in beak, A below beak, radiate bust of Helios left between legs.TextImage
Prieur 975Macrinus, AR tetradrachm of Emesa, Syria. AVT K M OPEL MAKRINO CEB, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / DHMAP EX VPATOC P P, eagle standing facing, head left, wreath in beak; radiate bust of Shamash left between legs. Prieur 975.TextImage
Prieur 989Macrinus AR Tetradrachm of Emesa, Syria. Officina H. AVT K M OP ••• MAKPINOC CE, laureate head right / DHMAP EX VPATOC P P, eagle standing facing, head left, wreath in beak; annulet below beak; between legs, radiate bust of Shamash left. Bellinger 199.TextImage
Prieur 1004Macrinus AR Tetradrachm of Emesa, Syria. Officina O. AVT K M OP ...MAKPINOC CE, laureate head right / DHMAP EX VPATOC P P, eagle standing facing, head left, wreath in beak; annulet below beak; between legs, radiate bust of Shamash left.TextImage
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Prieur 1015Macrinus AR Tetradrachm of Emesa, Syria. "Crescent" Officina. AVT K M OP ••• MAKPINOC CE, laureate head right / DHMAP EX VPATOC P P, eagle standing facing, head left, wreath in beak; crescent below beak; between legs, radiate bust of Shamash left.TextImage
ELAGABALUS
BMC 18Elagabalus AE 17mm of Emesa, Syria. Laureate head right / Eagle standing right, head reverted with wreath in beak; E below.TextImage
BMC 20cfElagabalus AE19 of Emisa in Seleucis & Pieria. Laureate bust right / Eagle, wings spread, head left, stands upon the Sacred Stone of Emisa.TextImage
BMC 21Elagabalus, AE of Emesa, Syria. AVT K M A ANTΩNINOC (or similar), radiate head right / MHTΡO K EMICΩN HΛIA (above), ΠYΘIA (below) below, prize urn between two palms (eagle on left?). BMC 21; Mionnet S8, 166.TextImage
BMC 21Elagabalus, AE of Emesa, Syria. AVT K M A ANTΩNINOC (or similar), radiate head right / MHTΡO K EMICΩN HΛIA (above), ΠYΘIA (below) below, prize urn between two palms (eagle on left?). BMC 21; Mionnet S8, 166.TextImage
BMC 21Elagabalus AE23 of Emesa, Syria. AD 218-222. 6.36 g. AYT K MA ANTΩNINOC or similar, radiate head right / MHTΡO KOΛ EMICΩN around, HΛIΛ above, ΠYΘIA and issue letter Epsilon below, prize urn between two palm branches. BMC 21; SNG Munich 822.TextImage
Lindgren 1181Elagabalus AE 17mm of Syria, Emisa. Radiate draped bust of Elagabalus right / KOL MH.., Radiate bust of Helios right. Dieudonné Emese 16.TextImage
Lindgren 2046Elagabalus, AE20 of Emesa, Syria, Seleucis and Pieria. Laureate head right / Eagle, retrograde E below. Dieudonné Emese 17; Lindgren 2046 (this coin).TextImage
Mionnet V, 611Elagabalus, AE of Emesa, Syria. Pythian games issue. IM C M A ANTΩNINOC, radiate head right / MHTΡO K EMICΩN around, HΛ-IA across upper fields, ΠYΘIA below, prize urn containing one palm branch, E-E across fields. Mionnet V, 611.TextImage
URANIUS ANTONINUS
BMC 22Uranius Antoninus AR Tetradrachm of Seleucia & Pieria, Emisa. AVTOK K COVΛΠ ANTΩNINOC CEB, laureate, draped bust right / ΔHMAΡC EXOVCIAC S-C, eagle standing facing, wings spread, head left with wreath in its beak, EMICA in ex. SGI 4411.TextImage
BMC 23Uranius Antoninus, usurper in Syria, AR Tetradrachm of Emisa. 253-254 AD. AVTOK COVΛΠ ANTΩNINOC C, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / ΔHMAΡC EZOV S-C, eagle standing facing, wings spread, head right. Baldus 3cf, Delbrück 8. TextImage
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BMC 24Uranius Antoninus AE 32mm of Emesa. Struck in year 565 of the Seleukid era or 253/254 AD. AVTOK COVΛΠ ANTΩNINOC CE, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right; viewed from behind / EMICΩN KOΛΩN, hexastyle temple containing the conical stone of Elagabal (ornamented with a facing eagle), shaded by two umbrellas; pediment ornamented with crescent; date EXF in ex. SGI 4414.TextImage
Baldus 5vUranius Antoninianus AR Tetradrachm of Emesa, Syria. AVTOK K COVLP ANTWNINOC CEB, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right / DHMARC E OVCIAC, eagle standing facing, head left, wreath in beak, EMICA below. TextImage
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Prieur 1056vUranius Antoninus Billon Tetradrachm (25mm) of Emesa, Syria. AVTOK• COV LP ANTWNINOC CE, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right; viewed from behind / DHMARC EC OUCIACYPATOB, eagle standing facing, wings spread, head left with wreath in beak; SC under wings.TextImage

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