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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 / MUS, Anchor with crayfish and upturned A on either side. Imhoof-Blumer, Monnaies Grecques 47; cf. SNG BM Black Sea 188 (magistrate).TextFull Size
Imhoof RSN XIV, 2bApollonia Pontika, Thrace, AR Diobol 10mm, 1.19 gr, ca 325-300 BC. Laureate head of Apollo facing / AG to left of anchor; A to left, crayfish to right. Imhoof in RSN XIV, p. 141, 2b.TextFull Size
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.TextFull Size
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.TextFull Size
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 -.TextFull Size
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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SNGBMC 160Thrace, Black Sea Area, Apollonia Pontika AR Drachm. ca 450 BC. Facing gorgoneion with protruding tongue / Anchor, A to left, crayfish to right. TextFull Size
SNGBMC 169 Black Sea Region, Apollonia Pontica AR Diobol. Late 4th Century BC. Head of Apollo facing / Anchor, flukes upward, A on left, crayfish on right. TextFull Size
SNG BMC 165v Thrace, 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. TextFull Size
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.TextFull Size
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.TextFull Size
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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SNGBerry 391 Thrace, Apollonia Pontika, ca 450-400 BC, AR Drachm. Upturned anchor; crayfish to left; A to right / Gorgoneion. TextFull Size
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.TextFull Size
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.TextFull Size
Traite 1619Thrace, Black Sea Area. Apollonia Pontika. Circa 450 BC. AR Drachm. Anchor; crayfish right / Swastika with dolphins in angles. Text
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.TextFull Size
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 -.TextFull Size
ROMAN PROVINCIAL COINAGE
FAUSTINA II
Moushmov 3178Faustina I, AE26 of Apollonia Pontica, Thrace. FAVCTEINA CEBACTH, draped bust right / APOLLWNIHTEWN EN PONT around and beneath eagle standing left, wings spread, serpent upright to left and coiled around eagle's leg. Moushmov 3178; Varbanov 810.TextFull Size
LUCIUS VERUS
Varbanov 815Lucius Verus, AE31 of Apollonia Pontica, Thrace. AY KAI LOVVIOC AURHLIOC OYPHPOC, laureate head left / APOLLWNIHTEWN EN PONTW, Apollo standing facing, head left, holding patera and laurel branch. Varbanov 815 (this coin).TextFull Size
Varbanov 1195v Lucius Verus AE 30mm of Apollonia Pontica. Laureate head left / Apollo standing left, holding patera & branch. TextFull Size
SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
Moushmov 3184Septimius Severus AE26 of Apollonia Pontika, Thrace. AY K L CEP CEVHPOC P, laureate, draped bust right / APOLLWNIHTEWN EN PONTW, tetrastyle temple with statue within. Varbanov 823 and 825-830 (depending on the statue).TextImage
Varbanov 820Apollonia Pontica. Septimius Severus AE19 (Assarion). AV K L CE CEVHPOC, laureate bust right / APOLLWNIHTEWNEN PONT, naked figure of Dionysus standing left, holding patera & bunch of grapes. Varbanov 820. TextImage
Varbanov 825Septimius Severus, AE29 of Apollonia Pontica, Thrace. AV K L CEVHPOC P, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / APOLLWNIHTEWN EN PONTW, around and beneath tetrastyle temple with statue of Apollo standing left within, holding patera. Varbanov 825.TextFull Size
Varbanov 829Septimius Severus, AE28, Apollonia Pontica, Thrace. AV K L CEVHROC P, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / APOLLONIHTEWN, EN PONTW, tetrastyle temple with statue of emperor standing left within, in military dress; o in pediment. Varbanov 829, otherwise unpublished.TextFull Size
CARACALLA
Moushmov 3191Caracalla AE21 of Apollonia Pontika. M AVP ANTWNEINOC, draped bust right / APOLLWNIHTEWN EN PONTW, 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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