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Ancient Coinage of Syria, Hieropolis


[SNG Cop 125]
Formerly Bambyce, later renamed Hierapolis, sometimes called Hieropolis.

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CITY AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
SNGCop 125Hierapolis, Syria, Civic issue AE13. IEPOPOLEITWN, diademed bust of Apollo right / ET Z Z NY, lyre. TextImage
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Seyrig 2Syria, Bambyce (later Hierapolis). Abdahad. Circa 340-332 BC. AR Didrachm. Draped bust of Atargatis left, in turreted crown; crescent & circle behind / Aramaic 'bdhdd above, high priest & driver, who hold reins, in quadriga left. TextImage
Seyrig 4Syria, Bambyce (later Hierapolis). Abyaty. Circa 340-332 BC. AR Didrachm. Hadad & Ateh in Aramaic, facing female bust, in necklace / Abyaty in Aramaic, high priest & driver, who hold reins, in quadriga right. TextImage
TRAJAN
SNG Copenhagen 50Trajan AE 26mm of Hierapolis, Syria. (AVT K) TPAIANOC APICT CEB GERM DAK PEPT, laureate head right / QEAC CYPI/AC IEPOPOL/A, three lines in laurel wreath. BMC 6.TextImage
ANTONINUS PIUS
BMC 9Antoninus Pius, AE 24 of Hierapolis, Syria. AYTO KAI TIT AIL ADRI ANTWNEINOC CEB, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / QEAC CYR-IAC IEROPO and A in three lines within wreath. BMC 9; Paris 1668; Butcher 14.TextImage
BMC 13Antoninus Pius, AE 24 of Hierapolis, Syria. 12.03 gr. AYTO KAI TIT AIL ADRI ANTWNEINOC CEB, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right / QEAC CYRI-AC IEROPO and B in three lines within wreath. BMC 13; Paris 1670 (this coin); Butcher 15.TextImage
BMC 16Antoninus Pius, AE 24 of Hierapolis, Syria. AYTO KAI TIT AIL ADRI ANTWNEINOC CEB.., laureate head right / QEAC CYR-IAC IEROPO and Gamma in three lines within wreath. BMC 16; Paris 1673; Butcher 16.TextImage
BMC 19Antoninus Pius, AE 24 of Hierapolis, Syria. 9,83 g. AYTO KAI TIT AIL ADRI ANTWNEINOC CEB, laureate head right / QEAC CYR-IAC IEROPO and Delta in three lines within wreath. BMC 19; Paris F986; Butcher 17.TextImage
BMC 20Antoninus Pius, AE 24 of Hierapolis, Syria. AYTO KAI TIT AIL ADRI ANTWNEINOC CEB.., laureate head right / QEAC CYR-IAC IEROPO and Epsilon in three lines within wreath. BMC 20; Paris 1677 (this coin); Butcher 18.TextImage
BMC 22Antoninus Pius, AE 24 of Hierapolis, Syria. AYTO KAI TI AIL ADRI ANTWNEINOC CEB.., laureate head right / QEAC CYRI-AC IEROPO and Digamma ("6") in three lines within wreath. BMC 22; Paris 1679; Butcher 19.TextImage
BMC 25Antoninus Pius, AE 24 of Hierapolis, Syria. 9.65 gr. AYTO KAI TIT AIL ADRI ANTWNEINOC CEB.., laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / QEAC CYRI-AC IEROPO and Z in three lines within wreath. BMC 25; Paris 1682.TextImage
BMC 26Antoninus Pius, AE 24 of Hierapolis, Syria. AYTO KAI TIT AIL ADRI ANTWNEINOC CEB.., laureate head right / QEAC CYRI-AC IEROPO and Z in three lines within wreath of four pairs of leaves. BMC 26; Paris 1681 (this coin); Butcher 20.TextImage
SNG Copenhagen 51Antoninus Pius AE 23mm of Hierapolis, Syria. AVTO KAI ..ANTWNINOC CEB, laureate head right / QЄACCYPI / AC IEPOPO / B, three lines within laural wreath. BMC 13.TextImage
MARCUS AURELIUS
BMC 28vMarcus Aurelius. Hierapolis, Syria, 161-180 AD. (From top right) ANTWNINOC AYP.., laureate head left / QEAS SURIAS IEROPO within laurel wreath, control letter below. Sear GIC 1668 var (bust left); BMC 28ff var (bust left).TextImage
Paris 1685Marcus Aurelius, AE20 of Hierapolis, Syria. Radiate head of Marcus Aurelius right / QEOS SYRIAC IEROPO in three lines within wreath. (Star over gamma below?). Butcher 36; Paris 1685.TextImage
LUCIUS VERUS
BMC 35Syria, Cyrhestica. Hierapolis, Syria. Lucius Verus. 138-161 AD. AE 23mm (8. 19 gm). Laureate head right / QEAC CYPI-AC IEPOPO-H, in three lines within laureal wreath. TextImage
Mionnet 45Lucius Verus, AE22 of Hierapolis, Syria. IMP MA OVHPOC AYT...., laureate head left / QEAC CYRI-AC IEROP, Legend in two lines within laurel wreath, dot in upper field, Gamma below. Mionnet V, 45; Mionnet Supp. 8, 47-48.TextImage
CARACALLA
Lindgren 1139Caracalla and Julia Domna AE 23mm of Hierapolis, Syria. ANTWNEINWC (retrograde)..., laureate head left / QEAC CVPI-AC IEROPO, draped and diademed bust of Julia Domna right.TextImage
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BMC 50Caracalla AE28 of Hierapolis, Syria. AVT K M A ANTWNEINOC CEB, laureate draped bust right / QEAC CYPIAC IEPOPOLITWN, Atergatis riding lion right.TextImage
Prieur 929Caracalla AR Tetradrachm of Hierapolis, Syria. AYT KMA ANTWNEINOC C-EB, laureate, draped, & cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / DHMARC EX ×U-PATOCTO×D, eagle standing facing, head right, wreath in beak; lion to right between legs. Bellinger 95.TextImage
Prieur 932Caracalla, AR tetradrachm of Hieropolis, Syria. AD 213-217. AYT K MA ANTWNEINOC CEB legend (CEB beneath the bust), radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from the back / DHMARX EX YPATOC TO D, eagle standing front, head and tail right, lion walking right between legs. Prieur 932; BMC 41.TextImage
Prieur 940Caracalla AR Tetradrachm of Hierapolis, Syria. 213-217 AD. Radiate, draped, & cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Eagle standing left, holding wreath in beak; lion advancing left between legs. TextImage
MACRINUS
Prieur 943Macrinus. AR Tetradrachm of Hierapolis, Syria. AYT K M OPEL CE MAKREINOC CE, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / DHMARX EX YPATOC, Eagle standing facing, wings spread, head right; between legs, lion walking right. Prieur 943.TextImage
DIADUMENIAN
Prieur 947Diadumenian AR Tetradrachm of Hierapolis, Cyrrhestica, Syria. AVT K M OPEL ANTWNEINOC, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right / DEMARC EX UPATOC, eagle standing facing, wings spread, lion walking right between legs.TextImage
SEVERUS ALEXANDER
BMC 55v Severus Alexander AE 26mm of Hieropolis, Syria. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Atergatis seated left with tympanum, between two lions. Unpublished with Atergatis seated left.TextImage
Butcher 60Severus Alexander, AE29 of Hierapolis, Syria. AYT K MAR AYR CE ALEXANDROC, laureate head right / QEAC CYRIAC IEROPOLITWN, Atergatis seated on lion walking right or left, holding long sceptre in right hand and tympanum in left. Butcher 60; Hunter 30.TextImage
SNG Copenhagen 62cfSeverus Alexander AE29 of Hierapolis, Syria. AYT KAI MAP AVP CEV ALEXANDOC CE, radiate, draped bust right / QEAC CYPIAC IEPOPOLITWN, Atergatis seated right on throne, holding drum & flanked by lions.TextImage
SNG Munich 481Severus Alexander, AE of Hierapolis, Syria. 9.61 g. AVT K MAR AUR CE ALEXAND[ ... ], radiate, draped bust right / [QEAS CURIAC] IEROPOLIT[WN], Atargatis, holding sceptre, sitting left on lion walking right. SNG Munich 481; Winsemann Falghera 1950 var.TextImage
JULIA MAMAEA
SNG Copenhagen 62Julia Mamaea AE 28mm of Hierapolis, Syria. Diademed and draped bust right, upon crescent / Atergatis enthroned right, lion right beside her.TextImage
PHILIP I
BMC 30Philip I AE27 of Hierapolis, Syria. Laureate draped bust right / (QEAC CYPIAC IEPOPOLITON, CYPHCTWN in ex, hexastyle temple with statue of Zeus Kataibates seated facing within, holding thunderbolt & sceptre, eagle at foot left.TextImage
SNG Cop 63Philip I AE 29mm of Hierapolis, Syria. AVTOK K M IOVLI FILIPPOC CEB, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / QEAC CYPIAC IEPOPOLITWN, Atergatis riding lion right. BMC 57v.TextImage
PHILIP II
SNG Munich 485Philip II, AE of Hierapolis, Syria. 247-249 AD, 17.96 g. AVTOK K M IOVLI FILIPPOC CEB, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / QEAC CURIAC IEROPOLITWN, Atargatis, holding sceptre, sitting facing on back of lion walking right. SNG Munich 485; BMC 57 var. SNG Cop. 64 var.TextImage
See also: Perseus Project database, coins of Bambyce / Hieropolis
Entry for Syria, Hierapolis on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Hieropolis in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum

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