Ancient Coinage of Thrace, Mesembria


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CITY AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
BMC 4Mesembria, Thrace, AR diobol. 450-350 BC. Crested helmet facing / Quadripartite radiate wheel. M-E-Σ and swastika between radiate spokes, within linear circle. Babelon Traité II-4, 1663; BMC Thrace, 4.TextImage
BMC 8Mesembria, Thrace, AE21, ca. 200-100 BC. 5.60 gr. Diademed female head right / METAM-BRIANWN, Athena Promachos advancing left, brandishing spear, shield on arm. BMC 8.TextImage
BMC 12Thrace, Mesembria 400 - 350 BC, AE24. Diademed female head right / MESAM-BRIANWN, Athena advancing left, brandishing a spear and holding shield. TextImage
Moushmov 3977Mesembria, Thrace, AE10. Head of Athena in crested helmet right / M E T A between spokes of wheel. SNG BMC 278. TextImage
Moushmov 3984Thrace, Messembria. Ca. 300-250 B.C. AE 20. Helmet right / METAM-BRIANWN, wheel. SNG BM Black Sea 276 var.; SNG Stancomb 229-30. TextImage
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Moushmov 3987Mesembria, Thrace, AR Tetradrachm. 125-65 BC. Head of young Herakles right, wearing lion’s scalp / MESAM-BRIANWN ALEXANDROU to left and right of Zeus enthroned 1eft, holding eagle and sceptre. QES below. TextImage
SNGBMC 268Mesembria, AR Diobol. Crested Corinthian helmet facing / META within wheel. TextImage
Moushmov 3986Mesembria, Thrace, AE16, 3.43 gr. 2nd century BC. Turreted, veiled bust of Demeter right / M-E-S-A to left and right of grain-ear, all within wreath. SNG Black Sea 288; Moushmov 3986.TextImage
SNGBMC 268ffThrace, Mesembria. 4th c. BC. AR Diobol. Crested Corinthian helmet facing / META between four spokes of wheel. TextImage
SNGBMC_270vMesembria, Thrace. 400-350 BC. AR Diobol, 1.31 g. Corinthian helmet facing, N-I below / META within wheel. SNG BMC 270 var (letters beneath helmet); cf SNG Cop 652; cf BMC 2.TextImage
SNGBMC 274Mesembria in Thrace. AE12. 4th-3rd c. BC. Crested Corinthian helmet facing / META between four spokes of wheel. TextImage
SNGBMC 275Thrace, Mesembria. Circa 4th-3rd Century BC. AE 17mm (3.85 gm). Crested Corinthian helmet facing / MESA in spoked wheel. TextImage
SNGBMC 276Thrace, Black Sea Area. Mesembria. Circa 250-200 BC. AE 20mm (4.69 gm). Crested helmet left / MESAM-BRIANWN, wheel. TextImage
SNGBMC 278Thrace, Mesembria. Circa 350-200 BC. AE 11mm. Helmeted head of Athena right / META in the spokes of a wheel. SNG BMC Black Sea 278. TextImage
Note: Note: SNG BMC Black Sea 280-283 and 286-287 have METAM-BRIANWN, 284 and 285 have MESAM-BRIANWN.
SNGBMC 280Thrace, Mesembria. 20mm, 6.29 gr. 200-100 BC. Diademed female head right / METAM-BRIANWN, Athena advancing left, brandishing a spear and holding shield. TextImage
SNGBMC 284Thrace, Black Sea Area. Mesembria. Circa 200-100 BC. AE 22mm. Diademed female head right / MESAM-BRIANWN, Athena advancing left, brandishing a spear and holding shield. Note: SNG BMC Black Sea 284 and 285 have the legend MESAM-BRIANWN, numbers 280-283 and 286-287 have METAM-BRIANWN. TextImage
SNGBMC 285Thrace, Mesembria AE 21mm. 2nd century BC. Diademed female head right / MESAM-BRIANWN, Athena Promachos standing left, brandishing spear and holding shield; crested helmet before. TextImage
SNGBMC 288Mesembria, AE17. 2nd century BC. Turreted, veiled bust of Demeter right / MESA around grain-ear, all within wreath. SNG Black Sea 288. TextImage
SNGCop 657Thrace, Messembria, AE12. c350 BC, Helmeted head of Athena right. / MESA around the compartments inside a wheel. TextImage
SNGCop 658Thrace, Mesembria. ca 300-250 BC. AE 20mm. Thracian helmet right / MESAM-BRIANWN, inside of an oval shield. TextImage
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SNGCop 658vThrace, Mesembria. Circa 450-350 BC. AE 20mm. Helmet right / MESEM-BRIANWN, wheel. Karayotov Coinage of Mesambria, plate I, 8. TextImage
SNGCop 660Thrace, Mesembria. c3rd-2nd Century BC. AE 24mm. Diademed female head right / Athena Promachos standing left, holding shield and brandishing spear. TextImage
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SNGCop 664Thrace, Mesembria Early 3rd Century BC. AE22. Diademed female head right. / MESAM-BRIANWN, Athena advancing left, brandishing a spear and holding shield. TextImage
SNGCop 717Thrace, Mesembria. 3rd-1st century BC. Head of Herakles right / Zeus standing left, holding eagle and sceptre, helmet in field TextImage
obolMessembria, Thrace, AR obol. Helmeted head of Athena left / META in wheel. TextImage
Sear 1641Mesembria ad Aegaeum, Thrace, AE20. 2nd-1st Century AD. Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy / MESAM BRIANWN, bunch of grapes, D W above. Moushmov 4045a. TextObvRev
Sear 1673Messembria, Thrace, AR Diobol. 450-350 BC. Facing helmet / META in four quarters of radiate wheel. BMC 3.
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Sear 1674Mesembria, Thrace, AR Hemiobol. 450-350 BC. Facing helmet / META in four quarters of radiate wheel.
(2 entries)
Sear 1675Mesembria, Thrace, AE17. 400-350 BC. Crested helmet facing / META in four quarters of radiate wheel. BMC 5.
(2 entries)
Sear 1676Mesembria, Thrace, AE18. c3rd-2nd century BC. Diademed female head right / METAM BRIANWN to left and right of Athena Alkidemos advancing left with shield and hurling spear. SNGCop 661, BMC 8, Moushmov 3978.
(3 entries)
Sear 1677Messembria, Thrace, AE20. c 200 BC. Diademed female head right / MESAM BRIANWN to left and right of Athena advancing left, holding shield and brandishing spear. BMC 12.
(5 entries)
Traite 1651Mesembria, Thrace, AR diobol, 450-350 BC. Crested Corinthian helmet facing. N below / META (long serifs on the T) within wheel, broad border of rays around. Traité 1651.TextImage
CARACALLA
Moushmov 3992Caracalla AE27 of Mesembria, Thrace. AV K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / MECAMBΡIANΩN, Apollo Musagetes, in long garment and laureate, standing front, head left, leaning on lyra set on column, holding in right hand plektron. BMC 13, Varbanov 4160, SGI 2483.TextImage
Varbanov 4159Caracalla AE28 of Mesembria, Thrace. 13.93g. AV K M AVP ANTWNINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / MECAMB-P-IANWN, two Curetes (Korybanti) in short tunics, with swords and shields, dancing, whirling about, one striking the shield of the other, high and low, in classic sword dance style. Varbanov 4159.TextImage
GORDIAN III
Moushmov 3998Gordian III and Tranquillina AE25 (5 Assaria) of Mesembria, Thrace. AVT K M ANT GORDIANOC AVG CEB TRANKULLINA, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian to left, facing diademed and draped bust of Tranquillina to right / MECAMBΡIANΩN, Apollo standing left, holding branch and lyre set on column to right.TextImage
Moushmov 4000Gordian III and Tranquillina AE Pentassarion of Mesembria, Thrace. AVT K M ANT GORDIANOC AVG CEB TRANKVLLINA, laureate, draped bust of Gordian right, facing draped bust of Tranquillina left / MECAMBΡIANΩN, Asklepios standing front, looking left, leaning on serpent-entwined staff. Moushmov 4000; Varbanov 4182.TextImage
Moushmov 4001Mesembria. Gordian III and Tranquillina AE25 (5 Assaria). AVT K M ANT GORDIANOC AVG CEB TPANKVLLINA, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian to left, facing diademed and draped bust of Tranquillina to right / MECAMBΡIANΩN, Athena standing left, holding spear and resting on shield.TextImage
Moushmov 4002Gordian III and Tranquillina, AE28 Pentassarion, Mesembria, Thrace. AYT K M ANT GORDIANOC AYG CEB TPANKILLINA, laureate, draped bust of Gordian right, facing draped bust of Tranquillina left / MECAMBPIANWN, Bonus-Eventus (Apollo), naked, standing facing, head left, holding branch and patera. Moushmov 4002; Varbanov 4180.TextImage
Moushmov 4005Gordian III and Tranquillina AE26 Pentassarion of Mesembria, Thrace. AVT K M ANT GORDIANOC AVG CEB TPANKVLLINA, confronted draped busts of Gordian and Tranquillina / MECAMBΡIANΩN, Nemesis standing left, holding a rod and bridle, with a wheel at her side.TextImage
Moushmov 4006Gordian III and Tranquillina. AE. AVT K M ANT GORDIANOC AVG CEB TPANKVLLINA, confronted draped busts of Gordian and Tranquillina / MECAMBPIANWN, Nemesis standing left, holding rod and cornucopiae; wheel below. Moushmov 4006.TextImage
Moushmov 4008Gordian III and Tranquillina AE26 of Mesembria, Thrace. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right., facing the diademed and draped bust of Tranquillina lt / Tyche standing left with rudder and cornucopiae. Mabbot 473.TextImage
Moushmov 4009 Mesembria. Gordian III and Tranquillina AE, Mesembria, Thrace. 238–244 AD. AVT K M ANT GORDIANOC AVG CEB TPANKVLLINA, laureate, draped bust of Gordian III vis-ŕ-vis draped bust of Tranquillina / MESAMBPIANΩN, Hermes standing left, holding purse and caduceus, chlamys draped over left arm. Moushmov 4009. TextImage
Varbanov 4186Gordian III and Tranquillina AE Pentassarion of Mesembria, Thrace. AVT K M ANT GORDIANOC AVG CEB TPANKVLLINA, confronted draped busts of Gordian and Tranquillina / MECAMBΡIANΩN, two Korybanti standing facing, holding shields above their helmeted heads and short swords. SNGFitz 1560.TextImage
Varbanov 4202Gordian III and Tranquillina, AE26 of Mesembria, Thrace. 13.11 gr. AD 238-244. AVT K M ANT GORDIANOC AVG CEB TRANKVLLINA, laureate, draped bust of Gordian right, facing draped bust of Tranquillina left / MECAMBΡIANΩN, Homonoia, polos on head, seated left, holding patera and cornucopiae. Varbanov 4202.TextImage
Varbanov 4203Gordian III and Tranquillina, AE27 of Mesembra, Thrace. AVT K M ANT GORDIANOC AUG TRANKULINA below, draped busts face-to-face / MECAMBΡIANΩN, Hygeia standing right feeding serpent in arms from a patera.TextImage
PHILIP I
Moushmov 4013Philip I and Otacilia Severa AE28 of Mesembria, Thrace. AYT M IOVΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOC M ΩT CEYHPA CEB, laureate, draped bust of Philip I right, facing draped bust of Otacilia Severa left / MECAMBΡIANΩN, Asklepios standing facing, head turned left, holding serpent entwined staff. TextImage
Moushmov 4016Philip I and Otacilia Severa, AE, Mesembria, Thrace. AYT M IOVΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOC M ΩT CEYHPA CEB, laureate, draped bust of Philip I right, facing draped bust of Otacilia Severa left / MECAMBΡIANΩN, Demeter standing left, holding patera and long torch. Moushmov 4016.TextImage
Moushmov 4017Philip I and Otacilia Severa AE25 of Mesembria, Thrace. AYT M IOVΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOC M ΩT CEYHPA CEB, laureate, draped bust of Philip I right, facing draped bust of Otacilia Severa left / MECAMBΡIANΩN, Demeter standing left, holding patera and long torch. TextImage
Moushmov 4018Philip I and Otacilia Severa AE26 of Mesembria, Thrace. AVT M IOVΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOC AVG M OTA, KIΛ CEBHE-PA below, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip right, facing draped bust of Otacilia Severa left / MECAMBΡIANΩN, Dionysos, wearing short chiton, standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos. Varbanov 4237.TextImage
Moushmov 4019Philip I and Otacilia Severa, AE26 of Mesembria, Thrace. AD 244-249. 11.70 g. AYT M IOYΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOC M ΩT CEBHΡA CEB, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Philip right facing draped and diademed bust of Otacilia left / MECAMBΡIANΩN, Dikaiosyne, standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae. Varbanov 4234 (this coin); Moushmov 4019.TextImage
Moushmov 4019Philip I and Otacilia Severa AE29 of Mesembria, Thrace. AVT M IOVΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOC M ΩT CEVHPA CEB, laureate, draped bust of Philip I right, facing draped bust of Otacilia Severa left / MECAMBΡIANΩN, Aequitas-Dikaiosyne standing left with scales and cornucopiae. TextImage
Moushmov 4021Philip I and Otacilia Severa AE26 of Mesembria, Thrace. AYT M IOVΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOC M ΩT CEYHPA CEB, laureate, draped bust of Philip I right, facing draped bust of Otacilia Severa left / MECAMBΡIANΩN, Concordia standing left with patera and cornucopiae.TextImage
Moushmov 4022Philip I and Otacilia Severa, AE25 of Mesembria, Thrace. AD 244-249. AYT M IOYΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOC M ΩT CEBHΡA CEB, laureate, draped bust of Philip I right, facing draped bust of Otacilia Severa left / MECAMBΡIANΩN, Nemesis standing left, holding cubit-rule and bridle, wheel at foot left. Moushmov 4022; Varbanov 4255.TextImage
Moushmov 4024Philip I and Otacilia Severa AE27 of Mesembria, Thrace. laureate, draped bust of Philip I right, facing draped bust of Otacilia Severa left / MECAMBΡIANΩN, Nemesis-Dikaiosyne standing left with scales and cornucopiae, wheel at feet. SNGCop 664.TextImage
Varbanov 4228Philip I and Otacilia Severa, AE27 of Mesembria, Thrace. 12.56 gr. AD 244-249. AYT M IOYΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOC AYΓ M ΩTAKIΛ CEBHΡA CEB, laureate, draped bust of Philip I right, facing draped bust of Otacilia Severa left / MECAMBΡIANΩN, Kybele seated left, holding patera and resting left arm on drum, lion sitting left beside the chair. Varbanov 4228; Sear GIC 3983 (lion overlooked).TextImage
Varbanov 4232Philip I and Otacilia Severa AE26 of Mesembria, Thrace. AD 244-249. 11.79 g. AVT M IOYΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOC M ΩTAKIΛ CEYHΡA CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip right, facing draped bust of Otacilia Severa left / MECAMBΡIANΩN, Demeter standing left, holding corn-ears and long torch. Varbanov 4232; Karayotov 193.TextImage
Varbanov 4264 corr.Philip I and Otacilia Severa, AE25 of Mesembria, Thrace, 9.3g. AVT M IOVΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOC M ΩT CEBHΡA CEB, laureate, draped bust of Philip I right, facing draped bust of Otacilia Severa left / MECAM-B-RIANWN, Nike standing left, holding wreath and palm. Varbanov 4264 corr. (rev. description).TextImage
PHILIP II
Moushmov 4030Philip II and Serapis AE27 (5 Assaria) of Mesembria, Thrace. M AΡ IOVΛIOC ΦIΛIΠΠOC KAICAΡ, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip II right, facing draped bust of Serapis left / MECAMBΡIANΩN, Apollo in long robe, standing left, holding branch in right hand and with left hand resting on a lyre set on column to right. Moushmov 4030; Varbanov 4276.TextImage
Moushmov 4032Philip II and Serapis AE27 (5 Assaria) of Mesembria. M AP IOVΛIOC ΦIΛIΠΠOC KAICAΡ, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip, facing draped bust of Serapis / MECAMBΡIANΩN, Athena standing left with shield and spear. TextImage
Moushmov 4033Philip II, AE26 of Mesembria, Thrace. MAR IOVLIOC FILIPPOC KAICAΡ, bare head of Philip II right, facing draped bust of Serapis wearing modius left / MESEM-BR-IANWN, Athena standing left, holding inverted spear and owl, shield at her side. Varbanov 4281 (same dies); Moushmov 4033.TextImage
Moushmov 4034Mesembria. Philip II and Serapis AE27 (5 Assaria). M AP IOVΛIOC FILIPPOC KAICAΡ, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip, facing bust of Serapis / MECAMBΡIANΩN, Demeter standing left, holding long torch and ear of corn.TextImage
Moushmov 4039Philip II AE 27mm of Mesembria, Thrace. M AP IOVΛIOC ΦIΛIΠΠOC KAICAΡ, bare head of Philip right, facing draped bust of Serapis left, in modius / MECAMBΡIANΩN, Concordia-Homonoia standing wearing modius, holding patera and cornucopiae. BMC 23, SNG Cop 668. TextImage
Moushmov 4043Philip II and Serapis, AE27 of Mesembria, Thrace. 12.40 gr M AR IOVLIOC FILIPPOC KAICAΡ, bare-head of Philip right, facing draped bust of Serapis left, wearing modius / MECAMBΡIANΩN, Hera standing left, holding patera and sceptre. Moushmov 4043.TextImage
Moushmov 4044Philip II and Serapis AE 26mm of Mesembria, Thrace. MAP IOVΛIOC ΦIΛIΠΠOC KAICAΡ, bare head of Philip right, facing draped bust of Serapis left, in modius / MECAMBΡIANΩN, Hygeia standing right, feeding serpent. Mionnet 874.TextImage
Varbanov 4277Philip II and Serapis AE27 (5 Assaria) of Mesembria. M AP IOVΛIOC ΦIΛIΠΠOC KAICAΡ, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip, facing draped bust of Serapis / MECAMBΡIANΩN, Aklepios standing facing, leaning on serpent-entwined staff. TextImage
Varbanov 4275Philip II, AE, Mesembria, Thrace. AD 247-249. M IOYΛIOC ΦIΛIΠΠOC KAICAΡ, bare head right / MECAMBΡIANΩN, dolphin swimming right between two fish swimming anti-clockwise. Varbanov 4275 (this coin).TextImage
Varbanov 4285Philip II and Serapis AE27 of Mesembria, Thrace. M AΡ IOVΛIOC ΦIΛIΠΠOC KAICAΡ, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip II right, facing draped bust of Serapis left / MECAMBΡIANΩN, Dionysos, wearing short chiton and boots, standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos. Varbanov 4285; Moushmov 4035.TextImage
Varbanov 4292Philip II and Serapis AE Pentassaria of Mesembria, Thrace. AD 244-247. M AR IOYLIOC FILIPPOC - KAICA-R, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip II right, facing bust of Serapis left, wearing modius / MECAMBΡIANΩN, Nemesis-Dikaiosyne standing left, holding cubit-rule and bridle, wheel at feet. Varbanov 4292; Karajotov 427; Moushmov -; Sear GIC -; BMC -; Mionnet -.TextImage
Varbanov 4293
AE27
Mesembria, Thrace. Philip II and Serapis AE27 (Pentassaria). M AP IOVΛIOC FILIPPOC / KAICA/ P, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip, facing bust of Serapis wearing modius / MECAMBΡIANΩN, Nemesis-Dikaiosyne standing left, holding scales and sceptre, wheel at feet. Varbanov 4293. TextImage
Varbanov 4295Philip II and Serapis AE27 (5 Assaria) of Mesembria, Thrace. M AΡ IOVΛIOC ΦIΛIΠΠOC KAICAΡ, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip II right, facing draped bust of Serapis left / MECAMBΡIANΩN, Serapis standing right, looking left, raising right hand, and holding sceptre in left hand. Varbanov 4295; Moushmov 4041.TextImage
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