Ancient Coinage of Thrace, Coela



Coela was located in Chersonesos Thraciae, (on the Gallipoli peninsula). It issued gold and silver coins under Alexander and from the early 2nd century AD struck Roman provincial and Colonian coins.

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HADRIAN
Moushmov 5558 corr: Hadrian, AE23, Coela, Thrace. 117-138 AD. IMP CAESAR T AEL HADRIANVS AVG, laureate, draped bust right / AEL MVNICIPI COELANO, prow left. Moushmov 5558 corr; Varbanov 2885 corr. (obv. legend corrected).Text
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ANTONINUS PIUS
SNGCop 872Antoninus Pius, Thracian Chersonesus, Coela, AE20. Legend unclear, laureate head right / AEL MUNI.., vessel's prow left, corn-ear and star above. SNG Copenhagen 872.TextImage
MARCUS AURELIUS
Varbanov 2987 var (1)Marcus Aurelius, AE19 of Coela, Thrace. AD 161-180. 3.43 g. ENI CAI MAR AV A, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right / AILI MVNICIPI COILA, prow right with six? rowers, star and corn ear on deck. Varbanov 2987 var (obv legend); RPC IV online 10947.TextImage
Varbanov 2987 var (2)Marcus Aurelius, AE19 of Coela, Thrace. 4.1 g. IMP CAI MAR AV A, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right / AIL MVNICIPI COILA, forepart of galley sailing right over waves, six? oarsmen and corn-ear on deck. Varbanov 2987 var (obv legend and no star); RPC IV online 10947 var (ditto).TextImage
COMMODUS
Moushmov 5568Commodus AE17 of Coela, Thrace. IMP C MAR COMMO, laureate head right / AEL MVNICIP, prow of galley right, cornucopiae above, CVILA in ex.TextImage
Varbanov 2900Commodus, AE15 of Coela, Thrace. COMMODVS ANT, laureate head right / AEL MONO COILA, Artemis advancing right, holding bow and drawing arrow from quiver. Varbanov 2900; Berlin 18030 var (rev. legend). TextImage
Varbanov 2906Commodus AE20, 3.51g; 20mm, 176-192 AD. Coela, Thrace. IMP CAES MAR COMMO, bare-headed, draped, young, bust right / AELI MVNICIPI COILA, above and below prow right, corn ear above. RPC temp. 9610; Vienna 9158; Varbanov 2906.TextImage
SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
G&N 2, 151Septimius Severus, AE18 of Coela, Thrace. AD 193-211. 3.0 g. SEVERVS PERT AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / AEL MVNICI-P COIL around and beneath prow of galley right; three grain ears on deck or above. Varbanov -; Mionnet Supp. II, 30 var (legends); Moushmov 5569 var (ditto). Gitbud & Naumann 2, 151.TextImage
Moushmov 5569Septimius Severus AE19 of Coela, Thracian Chersonesos. AV (CAE?) S-EVERVS, laureate draped bust right / AEL MVNICIPI CVILA, prow right with corn ears (or palm branches?) above and dolphin swimming right below. TextImage
CARACALLA
Clarke 6Caracalla, AE19 of Coela, Thrace. 2.2g. M AVR ANTONINVS PIV AV, laureate, draped bust right / AIL MVN-CIP, COIL, forepart of galley sailing right, cornucopiae on deck. Clarke, "Investigations at Assos", 6.TextImage
Moushmov 5572Thracian Chersonese, Coela. Caracalla AE19. ca 209-217 AD. ANTONINVS PI AV, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / AELMIVN (sic!) CIP, COEL beneath, prow of galley right, cornucopia above.TextImage
GETA
Moushmov 5574 varGeta, AE19 of Coela, Thrace. SEP G(E)TA AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / AEL MVNI COEL, prow right, cornucopiae above. Moushmov 5574 var (obv. legend); Varbanov 2922 var (ditto); BMC var (ditto).TextImage
SEVERUS ALEXANDER
Moushmov 5579Severus Alexander AE19 of Thracian Chersonese, Coela. (...) ALEXANDER AVG, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / AEL MVNICIP COELA, prow left, cornucopiae above.TextImage
Varbanov 2929Severus Alexander AE19, Coela, Thrace. M AVP CEV ALEXANDER AVG, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right, seen from behind (from top left), AEL MVNICIP COELA, prow right. Varbanov 2929; SNG Italy 400.TextImage
MAXIMINUS I
Moushmov 5580Maximinus I AE19 of Coela, Thracian Chersonese. IMP MAXIMINVS P M, laureate draped bust right / AI MVN COELA, prow right.TextImage
MAXIMUS
Moushmov 5581Maximus Caesar AE19 of Coela, Thrace. (IVL VE) MAXIMVS, laureate bust right / AEL MVNCIPI COELA, prow left, cornucopiae above.TextImage
GORDIAN III
Chaix 122Gordian III AE19 of Coela, Thrace. 4.12 gr. 238-244. IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / AEL MVNICIP COEL, prow surmounted by cornucopiae. Chaix, 122 ("1100 monnaies...", 1889). Not in Moushmov or Varbanov.TextImage
Moushmov 5583Gordian III AE25 of Coela, Thrace. IMP CAES M ANT [GORDIA]N, laureate draped cuirassed bust right / AEL MVNICIP COELAN, Marsyas advancing right, wine skin over shoulder. Moushmov 5583; Varbanov 2935 var (rev legend).TextImage
Varbanov 2934Gordian III AE24 of Coela, Thracian Chersonese. IMP CA M AN GORDIANVS, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / AEL MVNICIP COEL, Artemis standing left, holding patera and long torch. Varbanov 2934TextImage
PHILIP I
Moushmov 5585Philip I, AE20 of Coela, Thrace. IVL PHILLIPVS AV, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / AEL MVNI COEL ANE, prow right, cornucopiae above. Moushmov 5585; Varbanov 2938 (this coin); Sear GIC 3880.TextImage
PHILIP II
Moushmov 5587APhilip II AE25 of Coela, Thrace. IMP PHILIPPVS AVG, draped bust right / AEL MVN COELA, Artemis standing left holding patera & long torch.TextImage
VOLUSIAN
Moushmov 5593AVolusian AE25 of Coela, Thrace. VIB ASINI VOLVSSIA CA, bare head right / AELI MVNICIP COEL, bust of Tyche left, wearing kalathos, cornucopiae at shoulder.TextImage
GALLIENUS
Varbanov 2958Gallienus, AE26 of Coela, Thrace. IMP GALLIENVS, laureate head right / AEL MVNICIP COLL, draped bust of Tyche left, cornucopiae on shoulder. Varbanov 2958 (this coin).TextImage
Varbanov 2959Gallienus, AE26 of Coela, Thrace. IMP GALLIHN, laureate head right / AEL MVNICIP COLL, tetrastyle temple containing statue of deity, holding Nike and sceptre ?. Varbanov 2959 corr. (rev. description, this coin).TextImage
See also: Entry for Coela in Moushmov Online

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