Ancient Coinage of Syria, Gabala

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CITY AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
BMC 1 varGabala, Syria, Civic coinage AE15. Radiate and draped bust of Helios right / ΓABAΛEΩN, naked male deity standing left, holding figure. TextImage
Hoover 164Gabala, Syria, AE18, civic issue. Dated CY 73, 187-186 BC. 5.77 g. Head of Astarte right, polos on head / Prow left; aphlaston above, date in Phoenician below. Hoover 164.TextImage
Hoover 172Gabala, Syria (as Phoenicia), civic issue. 80-57 BC. 2.34 g. Helmeted, draped bust of Athena right / ΓABAΛEΩN, shield with a spear behind it. Hoover 172; Duyrat 54.TextImage
Mionnet V, 624Gabala, Syria, civic issue. AE15. 1st. century BC. 3.66 g. Bearded head of Zeus or Poseidon right / ΓABAΛEΩN beneath Crab, star in crescent above. SNG Munich 826; Mionnet, V, 624; Paris 1016.TextImage
Seyrig
Gabala 16, 9
Gabala, Syria, AE23, 86-65 BC, dated Year 174 of the Aradan era. Bearded head of Zeus right / Eagle standing left, wings spread. Aramaic Gimel above ΔOΡ in left field, H over Z between the eagle's claws. Seyrig Gabala 16,9 in RN 1964.TextImage
AUGUSTUS
RPC 4452Augustus, AE of Gabala, Syria. AD 1-14. 8.04 g. Bare head of Augustus rightm uncertain countermark / ΓABAΛEΩN, Astarte seated left, holding poppy and sceptre, sphinx at foot. ΛM in left field, ZH in exergue. RPC 4452; BMC 70; Mionnet V, 627.TextImage
CALIGULA
RPC 4453Gaius Caligula AE 20mm.of Gabala, Syria. Q EP, laureate head right; A below / ΓABAΛEΩN, eagle standing left.TextImage
TRAJAN
BMC 4Trajan, AE of Gabala, Syria. Dated year BNP = local year 151-152, AD 105. NEΡ KAIC TΡAIA CEB ΓEΡ, laureate head right / ΓABAΛEΩN, date BNP above, Cω in exergue, Astarte seated left, holding poppy and corn-ears; sphinx at foot with star above its head. BMC 4; Hunter 2.TextImage
BMC 6Trajan, AE18 of Gabala, Syria. Dated AD 109-110. 4.39 g. NEΡ KAIC TΡAIA CEB ΓEΡ, laureate head right / ΓABAΛEΩN around, Cω below, eagle standing left, wings spread. RPC 3810; BMC 6; Hunter 4; SNG Munich 828 corr. (date).TextImage
CNG 160, 230Trajan, AE23 of Gabala, Syria. AD 98-117. 6.99 g. Dated CY 143 (AD 111-112). NEΡ KAI Γ TΡAIA CEB ΓEΡM, laureate head right, aegis on left shoulder / ΓABAΛEΩN, HKΠ ΓMP, Astarte seated left, holding corn-ears and sceptre; sphinx sitting left at foot. Unpublished with these dates and obv. legend. CNG 160, 230. BMC 4 var; Hunter 2 var.TextImage
Lindgren I 2053Trajan AE 17mm of Gabala, Seleukis and Pieria, Syria. Laureate head right / ΓABAΛEΩN, Eagle standing left.TextImage
Mionnet 179Trajan AE21 of Gabala, Syria. AVT NEP KAI TPAIA CEB GEPM, laureate bust right, wearing aegis / ΓABAΛEΩN, HKP to left, GMR to right. Astarte seated left, holding grain ears and poppy. BMC 4cf.TextImage
Mionnet Supp. VIII, 179Trajan, AE21 of Gabala, Syria. AD 98-117. Dated CY 158 and year 143 of the Actian Era (AD 112-113). NEΡ KAIC TΡAIANOC CEB.., laureate head right / ΓABAΛEωN ΓMΡ HKΡ, Astarte seated left, holding poppy and sceptre; sphinx sitting left at foot. Mionnet Supp. VIII 179.TextImage
COMMODUS
BMC 8Commodus, AE22 of Gabala, Syria. AVT KOMOΔO ANT, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust left / ΓABA-ΛEΩN across fields, owl right facing a sphinx with modius left, facing each other on a cross-hatched base. BMC Galatia, 8; Lindgren I 2055; Mionnet 183 var (bust type).TextImage
Lindgren 1186Commodus AE 27mm of Gabala, Syria, Seleukis and Pieria. Laureate head left / Tyche seated left, holding cornucopiae, statue of Astarte before her.TextImage
Lindgren 2055Commodus AE 22mm of Gabala in Syria, Seleukis and Pieria. Laureate bust left / Owl and sphinx standing confronted on basis, sphinx wears a modius. BMC 8TextImage
Lindgren 2055Commodus AE 24mm of Gabala, Syria. Laureate and draped bust left / Owl standing right on globe, facing sphinx seated left on basis, in modius, above, GLS / GABA-LEWN.TextImage
Mionnet V, 639Commodus, AE26 of Gabala, Syria. AD 177-192. 11.08 g. Dated CY 233 (AD 186-187). AYT.. KOMOΔON, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left / ΓABAΛEωN, date ΓAC in upper centre, helmeted bust of Athena right, facing a cult statue of Astarte seated facing. Mionnet V, 639; Paris 1027.TextImage
Mionnet V, 640Commodus, AE25 of Gabala, Syria. AD 177-192. 12.18 g. AYT KAI MAΡ AYΡ KOMOΔOC, laureate head left / ΓABAΛEΩN AN-NA ΔΛC, bearded deity standing facing on pedestal, modius on head, holding bipennis and shield; horses' heads to left and right of the base; Tyche seated left in the right field, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Mionnet V, 640; Paris 1028; Lindgren 1186.TextImage
SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
Mionnet 642Septimius Severus, AE27 of Gabala, Syria. 11,61g. Dated year 251. AVTO KAI L CEP CEVHROC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, SL countermark (Howgego 573) / ΓABAΛEΩN ANC below, Zeus seated, left, holding Nike and sceptre; eagle at foot left. Mionnet 642; SNGUK (Hunter) 1202.3236 var (legend position).TextImage
JULIA DOMNA
BMC 10Julia Domna AE25 of Gabala, Syria. IOYΛI &Deltaa;OMNA CEB, draped bust right / ΓABAΛEΩN, bust of Athena right within distyle temple. BMC 10; Lindgren III 1188.TextImage
Mionnet V, 645Julia Domna, AE of Gabala, Syria. 9.98 g. IOVΛI ΔOMNA CEB, draped bust right/ (from lower left, anti-clockwise), ΓABAΛEΩN and date, .. IKΓ, Astarte, veiled, standing front between two sphinxes. Mionnet V, 645.TextImage
SNG Munich 831Julia Domna, AE25 of Gabala, Syria. 6.65 g. AD 193-217. IOVΛI ΔOMNA CEB, draped bust right, SAC countermark in right field (Howgego 573 var) / ΓABAΛEΩN, Astarte, veiled, seated left, holding corn-ears and sceptre, sphinx at foot. SNG Munich 831.TextImage
CARACALLA
BMC 11Caracalla AE29 of Gabala, Syria. AD 198-217. 15.30 g. AV KAI MAΡ ANTΩNEINOC, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΓABAΛEωN, cult image of Astarte sitting facing on throne which is surmounted by a sphinx and a bird; sphinx at foot to left and right, crescent and star above. BMC 11-12.TextImage
BMC 14Caracalla, AE27 of Gabala, Syria. AD 198-217. 14.64 g. AVT KAI ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right / ΓABAΛEωN, Tyche seated left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. BMC 14.TextImage
Hunter 9Caracalla AE27 of Gabala, Syria. AD 198-217. 10.0 g. AV KAI MAΡ ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right / ΓABAΛEωN, cult image of Astarte sitting facing on throne which is surmounted by a sphinx and a bird; sphinx at foot to left and right, crescent and star above. Hunter 9 (bust type var of BM;C 11-12).TextImage
Kuenker 97, 1649Caracalla, AE26 of Gabala, Syria. AD 198-217. 14.50 g. AVT K M A ANTΩNINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΓABAΛEΩN, Nike walking left, holding wreath and palm branch. BMC 15 var (Nike right), apparently unpublished; Seyrig -; Mionnet -; Hunter -; Paris -. Kuenker 97, lot 1649.TextImage
Lindgren 1191Caracalla AE 28mm of Gabala, Syria. Radiate head right / Tyche seated front, looking left, holding sceptre and globe. Lindgren 1191TextImage
Lindgren III A1191aCaracalla AE 27mm of Syria, Seleukis and Pieria. Gabala. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Athena standing left, holding Victory, shield and spear; lit altar before.TextImage
McClean 9430Caracalla, AE28 of Gabala, Syria. AD 198-217. 9.92 g. AVT K M A ANTΩNINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΓABAΛEΩN, Athena standing left by altar, holding Nike and resting right hand on shield, spear at her side. McClean 9430; Mionnet 654; Paris M5562.TextImage
Prieur 1088Caracalla, AR tetradrachm, Gabala mint. AD 215-217. 13.27 g. AYT KAI ANTωNINOC CE, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from the back / ΔHMARX EX YΠATOC TO Δ, eagle standing right, head left, tail left, wreath in beak, crab on crescent between legs, upright palm branch in right field. Prieur 1088, Bellinger 223.TextImage
Seyrig pl. IV, 9Caracalla, AE26 of Gabala, Syria. AD 198-217. 13.14 g. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / ΓABAΛEωN EMC AN, Distyle temple with helmeted and draped bust of Athena right on altar within. Seyrig, "Cultes de Gabala," pl. IV, 9 in RN 1964.TextImage
SNG Cop 314Caracalla AE 27mm of Gabala, Syria. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Athena standing left, holding Victory, shield and spear; lit altar before her.TextImage
PLAUTILLA
Lindgren I, 2058Plautilla, AE31 of Gadara, Syria. AD 202-205. 18.92 g. AVΓOVCTA ΠΛAY.., draped bust right on crescent; countermark SΛ in oval incuse (cf. Howgego 573) / ..ΓABAΛA, distyle temple with Atargatis standing left in front of it, holding sceptre; two lions seated back-to-back at its base, each looking backwards. Lindgren I 2058.TextImage
GETA
BMC var (1)Geta, AE27 of Gabala, Syria. 209-212 AD. Bare-headed, draped bust of Geta right / GABALEWN, helmeted bust of Athena right within distyle temple. Same reverse as BMC 10 (Julia Domna), not in any of the usual catalogues.TextImage
BMC 10 var (2)Geta, AE25mm of Gabala, Syria, 11.13g). AD 211-212. ..GETAC KAIC, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / GABALEW ECM, Helmeted, draped bust of Athena right on a base, within distyle temple. Unpublished. BMC 10 var (this rev. for Julia Domna).TextImage
CNG 115, 302Geta, AE26 of Gabala, Syria. AD 198-209, 13.00 g. Dated CY 245 (198/199 AD). AY CEP GETAC KAIC, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right / GABALEWN AGA to right, EMC (date) to left, distyle temple of Gabala, with bust of Tyche right on pedestal within. BMC -; SNG Cop -; L&K -; SNG Munich -. Apparently unpublished. CNG 115, 302.TextImage
Hunter 14cfGeta, AE27 of Gabala, Syria. AD 198-209, 6.61 g. (from top right), LOY CEP GETAC KAI, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, SAE countermark / Tyche seated left, holding flower and sceptre, sphinx at foot. Pb.. above. cf Hunter II, 14.TextImage
Lindgren III, 1189Geta AE 27mm of Gabala, Syria. Draped bust right / Zeus enthroned right, holding sceptre.TextImage
MACRINUS
BMC 17Macrinus, AE25 of Gabala, Syria. AD 217-218. 12.61 g. AVT K OΠ MAKΡINOC, laureate, cuirassed bust right / ΓABAΛEωN, Helmeted and draped bust of Athena right. BMC 17.TextImage
BMC 20Macrinus, AE26 of Gabala, Syria. AD 217-218. 10.24 g. AVT K M OΠ MAKΡEINOC, laureate head right / ΓABAΛEωN, Tyche seated left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. BMC 20.TextImage
Mionnet Supp V, 189Macrinus, AE27 of Gabala, Syria. AV K M OΠ MAKΡEINOC, laureate head right / ΓABAΛEΩN, cult image of Astarte seated facing, sphinx at foot left and right. Mionnet Supp. V, 189.TextImage
Prieur 1089Macrinus, billon silver tetradrachm 26 mm, 12.33 g. AD 217218. Gabala mint. AYT K M OΠ CE MAKΡINOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from the back / ΔHMARX EX YΠATOC ΠΠ, eagle standing front, head left, tail left, crescent over crab between legs, date palm in right field. Prieur 1089; Belliger 224.TextImage
SNG Munich 834Macrinus, AE25 of Gabala, Syria. AD 217-218. 8.50 g. AVT K M OΠ MAKΡINOC, laureate head right / ΓABAΛEωN, Astarte seated left on throne, holding patera and sceptre; crescent at upper left; lion to lower left, lion left. SNG Munich 834; Lindgren I 2059.TextImage
DIADUMENIAN
Prieur 1090Diadumenian AR Tetradrachm, 24mm, 12.35 g. AD 218. Gabala, Syria mint. AYT K AN ΔIAΔYMENEI, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from the back / ΔHMAΡX EX YΠA, eagle standing front, head and tail left, crab on crescent between legs, palm branch upright in right field. Prieur 1090.TextImage
ELAGABALUS
Mionnet V, 666Elagabalus, AE of Gabala, Syria. 7.51 g. AVT K M ANTΩNINOC C, laureate head right / ΓABAΛEΩN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Mionnet V, 666.TextImage
SNG Cop 317Elagabalus. 218-222 AD. AE 23mm of Syria, Gabala. AT K MA AVP ANTONIN, laureate bust right / ΓABAΛEΩN, Tyche standing left with rudder and cornucopiae. Lindgren I 2056. TextImage
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SNG Cop 317Elagabalus AE 27mm of Gabala, Syria. AYK MAVR ANTONIN, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / GABA-LEON, Tyche standing left with rudder and cornucopiae. TextImage
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