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Ancient Coinage of Thrace, Apollonia Pontika

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Due to a large number of forgeries of the Gorgoneion/anchor types, a number of coins on this page were removed in 2008. Because some are still in circulation, please see:
A detailed analysis of the Apollonia Pontika Fakes and The fakes of the "Black Sea Hoard"
CIVIC COINAGE
Imhoof MG 47Apollonia Pontika, Thrace. Circa 3rd-2nd Century BC. AE 20mm (5.16 gm). Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding bow / MYΣ, Anchor with crayfish and upturned A on either side. Imhoof-Blumer, Monnaies Grecques 47; cf. SNG BM Black Sea 188 (magistrate).TextImage
Imhoof RSN XIV, 2bApollonia Pontika, Thrace, AR Diobol 10mm, 1.19 gr, ca 325-300 BC. Laureate head of Apollo facing / AΓ to left of anchor; A to left, crayfish to right. Imhoof in RSN XIV, p. 141, 2b.TextImage
Imhoof RSN XIV, 2hApollonia Pontica, Thrace, AR diobol, 450-400 BC, 1.30 gr. Head of Apollo-like Medusa facing / MH to left of anchor, A in left field, crayfish in right field. Imhoof RSN XIV, p. 141, 2h.TextImage
Moushmov 3146Apollonia Pontika, Thrace. AR hemiobol. 5th-4th century BC. 0.354 gr, 6.54 mm. Anchor, A in field / Swastika with two parallel lines in each quadrant. SNG BM 149; Moushmov 3146.TextImage
Sear SG 1655Apollonia Pontika, Thrace, AR Drachm. Late 5th-4th centuries BC. Facing head of Medusa or Gorgoneion, hair rolled / Anchor; crayfish to left, A to right. Sear 1655. SNG BMC -.TextImage
SNG BMC 148Apollonia Pontika AR Drachm, Late 5th-early 4th century BC. Upright anchor; crayfish in left section / Swastika within incuse. BMC Black Sea 148; SNG Copenhagen 451; SNG Stancomb 30.TextImage
SNG BMC 149Apollonia Pontika, Thrace. 5th-4th Century. AR Hemiobol. 0.14 gr, 5.39 mm. Anchor, A in field / Cross with two parallel lines in each quadrant. SNG BM 149; Moushmov 3146.Text
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SNG BMC 151Apollonia Pontika AR drachm, 15.66 mm, 2.41 g. Late 5th-4th centuries BC. Facing head of gorgoneion with protruding tongue and serpents around head / Anchor with crayfish downwards to left and A to right. BMC Black Sea 151; BMC Mysia 3; Combe 3.TextImage
SNG BMC 160Thrace, Black Sea Area, Apollonia Pontika AR Drachm. ca 450 BC. Facing gorgoneion with protruding tongue / Anchor, A to left, crayfish to right. TextImage
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SNG BMC 169Black Sea Region, Apollonia Pontica AR Diobol. Late 4th Century BC. Head of Apollo facing / Anchor, flukes upward, A on left, crayfish on right. TextImage
SNG BMC 165vThrace, Apollonia Pontika AR Tetradrachm. ca 400-350 BC. Kleokrates, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo left / Upright anchor; A & crayfish flanking, KLEOKRATHS to left. Traité IV 1622 var. TextImage
SNG BMC 173Apollonia Pontica, Thrace, AR diobol, 450-400 BC, 1.23 gr. Head of Apollo-like Medusa facing / KWMU to left of anchor, A in left field, crayfish in right field. SNG BM 173; Imhoof RSN XIV, p. 141, 2e.TextImage
SNG BMC 175Apollonia Pontika, Thrace. Mid-late 4th century BC. AR Diobol (11mm, 1.25 g). Head of Apollo facing / Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right, SW sideways to left. SNG BM Black Sea 175.TextImage
SNG BMC 178Apollonia Pontika, Thrace. Mid 4th-3rd centuries BC. AE Dichalkon (14mm, 2.21 g). Laureate head of Apollo right / DICALKIH, Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right. SNG BM Black Sea 178-81.Text
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SNG Berry 391Thrace, Apollonia Pontika, ca 450-400 BC, AR Drachm. Upturned anchor; crayfish to left; A to right / Gorgoneion. TextImage
SNG Stancomb 30Apollonia Pontika, Thrace. Circa 450 BC. AR Drachm (3.57 gm). Anchor; crayfish right / Swastika with dolphins in angles. SNG BM Black Sea -; SNG Stancomb 30.TextImage
SNG Stancomb 31Apollonia Pontika, Thrace. Late 5th-4th century BC. AR Drachm (12mm, 3.20 g). Anchor, crayfish right / Striated quadripartite incuse. SNG BM Black Sea -; SNG Stancomb 31.TextImage
FAKE
TLA 51889
FAKE Apollonia Pontika. Modern fakes from the same dies of an AR Diobol from late 4th C. BC. 10.97mm, 1.32 g. Laureate head of Apollo facing / Anchor (right way up, hooks below), A on right, crayfish on left, IT at far right. SNG BMC Black Sea -; Sear -; SNG Cop -; Imhoof -; Tachella -; Traité -. (This reverse usually seen with the head of a Gorgoneion or Apollo right on the obverse.).TextImage
Traite 1619Thrace, Black Sea Area. Apollonia Pontika. Circa 450 BC. AR Drachm. Anchor; crayfish right / Swastika with dolphins in angles. TextImage
Traite 1626Apollonia Pontika, Thrace. AR drachm. 2.79 gr. 13.78 mm. ca 450 BC. Head of Gorgoneion facing, tongue protruding, head surrounded by serpents / Anchor, crayfish to left, A to right. Traité 1626; BMC (Mysia) 5.TextImage
Traite 1635Apollonia Pontica, AR diobol, 1.27 gr, 11.66 mm. Late 4th Century BC. Head of Apollo facing with spiked hair / Anchor, A on left, crayfish on right. Traité 1635; Pozzi 1145; BMC (Mysia) 15; Sear -.TextImage
ROMAN PROVINCIAL COINAGE
FAUSTINA II
Moushmov 3178Faustina I, AE26 of Apollonia Pontica, Thrace. ΦAVCTEINA CEBACTH, draped bust right / AΠOΛΛΩNIHTEΩNEN ΠONT around and beneath eagle standing left, wings spread, serpent upright to left and coiled around eagle's leg. Moushmov 3178; Varbanov 810.TextImage
LUCIUS VERUS
Varbanov 815Lucius Verus, AE31 of Apollonia Pontica, Thrace. AY KAI ΛOVVIOC AYΡHΛIOC OYPHPOC, laureate head left / AΠOΛΛΩNIHTEΩNEN ΠONTΩ, Apollo standing facing, head left, holding patera and laurel branch. Varbanov 815 (this coin).TextImage
Varbanov 1195v Lucius Verus AE 30mm of Apollonia Pontica. Laureate head left / Apollo standing left, holding patera & branch. TextImage
SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
Moushmov 3184Septimius Severus AE26 of Apollonia Pontika, Thrace. AV K Λ CE CEVHΡOC Π, laureate, draped bust right / AΠOΛΛΩNIHTEΩNEN ΠONTΩ, tetrastyle temple with statue within. Varbanov 823 and 825-830 (depending on the statue).TextImage
Varbanov 820Septimius Severus AE19 (Assarion) of Apollonia Pontica. AV K Λ CE CEVHΡOC, laureate bust right / AΠOΛΛΩNIHTEΩNEN ΠONT, Apollo, naked, standing left, holding patera and branch. Varbanov 820.TextImage
Varbanov 825Septimius Severus, AE29 of Apollonia Pontica, Thrace. AV K Λ CEVHΡOC Π, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / AΠOΛΛΩNIHTEΩN EN ΠONTΩ, around and beneath tetrastyle temple with statue of Apollo standing left within, holding patera. Varbanov 825.TextImage
Varbanov 829Septimius Severus, AE28, Apollonia Pontica, Thrace. AV K L CEVHROC P, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / AΠOΛΛONIHTEΩN, EN ΠONTΩ, tetrastyle temple with statue of emperor standing left within, in military dress; o in pediment. Varbanov 829, otherwise unpublished.TextImage
CARACALLA
Moushmov 3191Caracalla AE21 of Apollonia Pontika. M AVΡ ANTΩNEINOC, draped bust right / AΠOΛΛΩNIHTEΩN EN ΠONTΩ, tetrastyle temple, shield in pediment. Varbanov 838.TextImage
Entry for Thrace, Apollonia Pontika on the Digital Historia Numorum
Identifying genuine Apollonia Pontika Medusa/anchor coins by Reid Goldsborough
Moushmov Online's Apollonia Pontika page
Search for Apollonia%20Pontica in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum
Search for Apollonia%20Pontica in the RPC IV (Antonines) database at the Ashmolean Museum

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