The Ancient Coinage of Abdera

Listed by Moushmov Number

Including additional items for this online edition, with numbers in italics.
ABDERA
(ca 544 – 350 B.C.)
(town close to the village of Bulustra)
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Autonomous coins, Silver.

2338 Concave square and ox’s head left within. Rev. : Griffin seated left on its hindlegs. 11 mm. Plate XV 19.
2339 AΣΠA. Griffin left. Rev. : Concave square divided equally into 4 parts. 26 mm.
2340 HPO. Griffin left; below – valve . Rev. : The same. 23 mm.
2341 The same image. Rev. : APTEMΩN. Vase with 2 handles and ivy-leaves within concave square. 26 mm.
2342 Griffin left with wings spread; above – vase with 2 handles. (Diota). Rev. : EΠI MEΛANIΠΠO. Double concave square – the inner one in relief and divided into 4 parts. 26 mm.
2343 Griffin with wings spread left. Rev. : ANAΞIΠOΛIΣ. Dionysos advancing left, holding in right hand dioda and panther’s skin in left hand, all within concave square; in center – small simple 4-line square. 23 mm.
2344 The same obverse. Rev. : The same legend. Concave square within womans head left. 23 mm.
2345 The same obverse. Rev. : EΠI ΠPΩT….Ω. Concave square with 3 corn-ears within. 15 mm.

Abdera AR Hemidrachm. Griffin springing left / (...)TEW, three grain ears within square border.
2346 The same obverse. Rev. : EKATAIOΣ. Concave square with flying eagle within. 18 mm.
2347 ABΔHP. Griffin with wings spread. Rev. : ΠOΛYKPATHΣ. Concave square with man standing, holding bow and wreath; below – small mule or donkey. 18 mm.
2348 ABΔHPITEΩN. Griffin left with right leg raised. Rev. : EΠ…OPAIO or OPXAMO. Concave square with lion advancing right. 18 mm. Plate XV 11.
2349 The same legend. Laureate head of Apollo right within concave square. Rev. : EΠI ΠAYΣANIΩ. Griffin seated left on its hindlegs. 26 mm.
2350 EΠI IΠΠΩNAKTOΣ. Head of Apollo right. Rev. : ABΔHPITE. Griffin. 23 mm. Plate XV 2.
2351 EΠI EYPHΣIΠΠOY. Head of Apollo right. Rev. : Griffin. 23 mm.
2352 … MHTPOY. Head of Apollo right. Rev. : Griffin. 23 mm.
2353 ABΔHPITEΩN. Head of Apollo right. Rev. : Griffin. 23 mm.
2354 EΠI ΔIΩNYΣAΔOΣ. Head of Apollo right. Rev. : ABAHPITEΩN. Griffin right. 23 mm.
2355 Head of Apollo right. 10 mm.
2356 ΠPΩTHΣ. Head of Apollo left; barley grain behind, all within concave square with simple 4-line square in centre. Rev. : Griffin left. 10 mm.
2357 EΠI OMHP. Simple 4-line square with head of Apollo right within. Rev. : ABAHPITEΩ. Griffin. 10 mm.
2358 EΠI ΓΩNYMO. Simple 4-line square with head of Apollo right within. Rev. : Griffin. 10 mm.
2359 ABAHPITEΩN. Simple 4-line square with head of Apollo right within. Rev. : EΠI…EYYOA. Griffin. 10 mm.
2360 EΠI Γ…KAΣIOΣ. Head of Apollo right; behind – fly, all within concave square. Rev. : ABAHPITEΩN. Griffin seated left. 10 mm.
2361 EΠI AIΓIAΛEΩΣ. Head of Apollo right within concave simple 4-line square. Rev. : ABAHPITEΩN. Griffin left. 15 mm. Plate XV 16.
2362 ABAHPITEΩN. Head of Apollo right within concave simple 4-line square. Rev. : EΠI APXEΛAOY. Griffin left. 10 mm.
2363 EΠI ΠOΛ…TOY. Head of Apollo right within concave simple 4-line square. Rev. : ABΔIPITE. Griffin left. 10 mm.
2364 ABAHPITEΩN. Head of Apollo within simple 4-line square. Rev. : EΠI ΦA… Griffin. 10 mm.
2365 ANTO. Head of Apollo. Rev. : ABAHPITEΩ. Griffin. 10 mm.
2366 ABAHPITEΩN. Head of Apollo. Rev. : …AYΣANIΩ. Griffin. 10 mm.
2367 Head of Apollo. Rev. : EΠI XAPMO. Griffin left. 10 mm.
2368 Griffin seated left. Rev. : KΛEAN (reversed). Concave square and ox’s head left. 10 mm.
2369 Griffin seated left with right leg raised. Rev. : ANAΞHNΩP. Dionysos in long robe left, holding cup and thyrsos within simple 4-line square; all within concave square. 21 mm.
2370 Griffin left. Rev. : ANAΞIΔIΓOΣ. Head of a goat within the same squares. 14 mm.
2371 EΠI ANAΞIΠOΛIOΣ. Head of Apollo. Rev. : ABΔHPITEΩN. Griffin. 10 mm.
2372 EΠI ΔHMHTPIOY. Head of Apollo. Rev. : ABΔHPITEΩN. Griffin seated right with left leg raised. 23 mm.
2373 EΠI IΠΠΩNAKTOΣ. Head of Apollo, pentoculum below. Rev. : ABΔHPITEΩN. Griffin left. 23 mm.
2374 Laureate head of Apollo. Rev. : EΠI KEΣIOY. Griffin left. 23 mm.
2375 EΠI MHPOV. Laureate head of Apollo. Rev. : ABΔHPITEΩN. Griffin seated left with wings spread. 21 mm.
2376 ABΔHPITEΩN. Head of young man within square. Rev. : EΠI APMO. Griffin seated. 10 mm.
2377 EΠI EKATONYMOY. Head of young man within square. Rev. : ABΔHPITEΩN. Griffin seated. 10 mm.
2378 EΠI…KΛEOYΣ. Head of Apollo; bee behind, within square. Rev. : The same. 10 mm.
2379 ABΔHPITEΩN. Head of Apollo within simple 4-line square. Rev. : ΛIΣANΔ. Griffin seated. 18 mm.
2380 EΠI OMHP. Head of Apollo within simple 4-line square. Rev. : ABΔH… Griffin left. 10 mm.
2381 EΠI ΠYΘOKΛEOΣ. Head of Apollo, bee behind, all within square. Rev. : The same. 10 mm.
2382 EΠI ΠOΛYΦANTOY. Head of Apollo right within square. Rev. : ABΔHPITEΩN. Griffin seated left. 10 mm.
2383 Griffin left with right leg raised. Rev. : EΠI ΔHMOKPITO. Concave square with lyre within simple 4-line square. 23 mm.
2384 MAΣKAΛAIΔA. Griffin left with right leg raised. Rev. : ABΔHPITEΩN in concave square divided equally into 4 parts. 27 mm. Plate XV 1.

Thrace, Abdera AR Tetradrachm. Circa 460-440 BC. Griffin seated left, right paw raised; magistrate KA-LL-IDA-MAS / ABD-HR-ITE-WN, raised, outlined quadripartite square; all within larger incuse square. May 147.
2385 ABΔH. Griffin advancing left. Rev. : EΠI MYPΣ Naked man standing, looking left, right hand extended and left hand raised, laurel branch besind him, all within concave square. 24 mm. Plate XV 6.
2386 NYΣAΔ… Head of Apollo right. Rev. : ABΔHPITE. Griffin left. 23 mm. Plate XV 3.
2387 EΠI ΔIOΦANTOY. Head of Apollo right. Rev. : The same. Griffin right. 21 mm. Plate XV 14.
2388 EΠI ΔIONYΣAΔOY. Head of Apollo right. Rev. : The same. 20 mm. Plate XV 7.
2389 ΔEO. Griffin left with right leg raised. Rev. : Concave square divided equally into 4 parts. 16 mm.
2390 Griffin left with right leg raised (no legend) Rev. : The same. 14 mm.
2391 Griffin flying left. Rev. : Concave square. 11 mm.
2392 ABΔ. Griffin flying left. Rev. : EΠI EPΩTEΩ. simple 4-line square with three corn-ears, all within concave square. 15 mm. Plate XV 13.
2393 Griffin left with right leg raised. Rev. : Concave square with lion’s head. 13 mm. Plate XV 15.
2394 Griffin left. Rev. : Concave square with ox’s head. 12 mm.
2395 EΠI APXEΛAOY. Griffin advancing left. Rev. : ABΔHPITEΩN. Head of Apollo right in simple 4-line square. 15 mm.
2396 ABΔ. Griffin left. Rev. : POMNHΛΩN. Square with cup with 2 handles and legend around the square, all within concave square. 15 mm. Plate XV 14.
2397 Griffin left. Rev. : …ΔHΣ KΛE… Sphinx seated left, looking right, all within concave square. 15 mm.
2398 Griffin advancing left. Rev. : EΠI KPATOY. Square made of lines and legend around the square, all within concave square. 15mm.
2399 ABΔIPITEΩN. Head of Apollo within square. Rev. : EΠI ΔPAΛOV. Griffin left. 14 mm.
2400 EΠI ΠYΘOΔΩPOY. Head of Apollo within square. Rev. : ABΔHPITE. Griffin left. 14 mm.
2401 Griffin left. Rev. : ANAΞIΔIΛOΣ. Square with head of a goat right and the legend around the square, all within concave square. 15 mm.
2402 ABΔHPITEΩN. Head of Apollo within square. Rev. : EΠI APXEΛAOY (reading back to front). Griffin left. 15 mm. Plate XV 17.
2403 EΠI ANAΞIΓOΛIOΣ. Head of Apollo within square. Rev. : ABΔHPITEΩN. Griffin left. 15 mm. Plate XV 20.
2404 ABΔHPITEΩN. Head of Apollo right within square. Rev. : EΠI NEΩ. Griffin left. 15 mm. Plate XV 12.
2405 ΔEO. Griffin seated left. Rev. : Concave square. 16 mm.
2406 Griffin seated left with right leg raised. Rev. : EΠI KAΛHΣIKP TEOΣ. Square made of lines divided equally into 4 parts and the legend around the square, all within concave square. 25 mm.
2407 Griffin seated left. Rev. : KΛEANTIΔHΣ. Ox’s head right, all within concave square. 17 mm.
2408 Griffin seated left. Rev. : ANAΞIΔIΓOΣ. Simple 4-line square with head of a goat left and the legend around the square, all within concave square. 15 mm.
2409 Griffin seated left. Rev. : HΓHΣAΓOPHΣ around square of lines with man’s head left, all within concave square. 24 mm.
2410 Griffin seated left. Rev. : MOΛΠAΓOPHΣ around square with head of young man left, all within concave square. 14 mm.
2411 Griffin. Rev. : ΠIΘIA. Concave square with Apollo standing right. 15 mm. Plate XV 18.
2412 ΣMOP… Griffin with wings spread seated left, with right leg raised, to left a small naked satyr, lying on ground. Rev. : Concave square divided equally into 4 parts. 27 mm.
2412a AIΓIAΛEΩΣ. Head of Apollo right. Rev. : …PITEΩN. Griffin left. 23 mm. Plate XV 8.
2413 KAΛΛIΔAMAΣ. Griffin with wings spread seated left, with right leg raised. Rev. ABΔHPITEΩN around square, all within concave square. 25 mm.
2414 Griffin with wings spread seated left, with right leg raised, to left a cup with two handles. Rev. : EΠI ΣMOPΔOTOPMOKAΛ around square divided equally into 4 parts, all within concave square. 26 mm.
2415 ABΔHPI…. Griffin with wings spread seated left. Rev. : ΠOΛYKPTNΣ. Artemis standing right, holding bow and arrow in right hand and wreath in left hand, stag standing right beside her to right. 22 and 26 mm.
2416 Griffin seated left. Rev. : EΠI HPO(Φ)ANEOZ around square made of lines with head of Hermes with hat left. 15 mm.
2417 Griffin seated left. Rev. : MOΛΠA(Γ)OPHC. Head of Dionysos right, wreathed in ivy, within square made of lines. 15 mm.
Abdera AR Hemidrachm. Obv: MOLPAG(...), head of Dionysos left, wreathed in ivy, within square border. Rev: Griffin springing left.
2418 head of Dionysos left, wreathed in ivy, within square border. Rev. : ΠPΩTHΣ. Laureate head of Apollo left within square made of lines. 15 mm.
2419 Griffin left. Rev. : No legend. Concave square; sometimes in the margin orb and letter. 28 mm. Plate LI 25, 26, 27, 28.
2420 ΠEPI. Griffin left. Rev. : Concave square. 28 mm. Plate LI 29.
2421 ABΔHPITEΩN. Griffin left. Rev. : EΠI ANAΞIΠOΛIOΣ. Laureate head of Apollo right. 23 mm. Plate XV 9.
2422 Griffin advancing left, eight–pointed star to left. Rev. : EΠI MANΔPΩNAKTOΣ around square, all within concave square. 26 mm.
2423 Griffin flying left. Rev. : AΘHNAIOΣ around simple 4-line square with Dionysos bearded, in mantle, standing left; holding cup with 2 handles in right hand and leaf-ended thyrsos in left, all within concave square. 24 mm.
2424 Griffin left. Rev. : HΓHΣAΓOPHΣ around simple 4-line square with head of young man left, all within concave square. 24 mm.
2425 Griffin left, above – ABΔH. Rev. : EΠI ZHNΩNOΣ. Concave square with Hermes with hat, holding caduceus in right hand; before him a kantharos. 23 mm.

Thrace, Abdera AR Tetradrachm. Circa 386-375 BC. Obv: ABDH, griffin seated left, preparing to spring. Rev: EPI ZHNWNOS, Hermes, naked but for cloak, standing right, holding caduceus in right hand, left outstreched; kantharos to right. May 447, Weber 2378.
2426 Other similar with legend: EΠI ΦIΛAIO. 10 mm.
2427 griffin seated left, preparing to spring. Rev. : IPOMNHMΩN around square made of lines, kantharos within. 14 mm.
2428 ABΔH. Griffin flying left. Rev. : ΠPΩTHΣ. Horseman in chlamys galloping right within concave square. 22˝ mm.
2429 Griffin flying left. Rev. : AΘHNHΣ. Deer standing left within concave square. 14˝ mm.
2430 HΓH. Griffin right with right foreleg raised. Rev. : Concave square divided equally into 4 parts. 16 mm.
2431 . Griffin left, wings spread left. Rev. : EΠI BΛOΣYOΣ around convex square; аll that within concave square. 27 мм.
2432 Griffin left. Rev. : EXEKPATHΣ. Head of Aphrodite left within square made of lines, all within concave square. 22 mm.
2433 Griffin left. Rev. : Y ΣAΣΔION. Bearded head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy, within concave square. 22 mm.
2434 Griffin with wings spread lying left. Rev. : ANAΞIΠOΛIΣ. Pan with legs and ears of goat, naked, advancing left, right raised hand, holding club in left. 22 mm.
2435 Griffin left with right foreleg raised. Rev. : (EYA) ΓΩΝ. Vase with 2 handles. 22 mm.
Thrace, Abdera, AR Stater or Tetradrachm on Aegean standard. Ca 410-385 BC. Griffin seated left with right forleg raised / EVA-GWN to left and right of kantharos.
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Autonomous coins, Bronze.

2436 EΠI ΣIMAΛOY. Apollo’s head left within simple 4-line square. Rev. : ABΔIPITEΩN. Griffin left.
2437 ABΔIPITEΩN. Head of Apollo right. Rev. : MENAN… Griffin seated right; club below.
2438 Laureate head of Apollo right. Rev. : ABΔIPITΩN. Griffin seated left.
2439 ABΔIPITEΩN. Head of young man right within square. Rev. : Griffin seated right.
2440 EΠI BOK…Head of young man right within square. Rev. : ABΔIPITEΩN. Griffin seated left.
2441 ABΔ. Griffin seated. Rev. : EΠI EPMOKΛEYΣ. Square with 4 dots.
2442 EΠI EITONOΣ. Head of young man within square. Rev. : ABΔIPITEΩN. Griffin seated.
2443 ABΔIPITEΩN. Head of young man within square. Rev. : ΘEYΔE. Griffin seated.
Thrace, Abdera AE14. 3rd century BC. Obv: ABDIRITEWN, young male head in linear square / QEUDE below Griffin seated right.
2444 EΠI POΓ…OΣ. Laureate head of Apollo left within square. Rev. : ABΔIPITEΩN. Griffin with wings spread seated.
2445 Griffin seated left, with right foreleg raised. Rev. : EΠI EPMΩNAKTOΣ. Square divided into 4 parts with cross, dot in each section.
2446 ABΔIPITEΩN. Head of young man within square of lines. Rev. : EYA… Griffin seated on club.
2447 ABΔIPITEΩN, Radiate head of Apollo within square. Rev. : B ΦIΛI. Griffin between star and club.
2448 ΦIΛIΣ. Radiate head of Apollo within square, winged caduceus above. Rev. : Griffin.
2449 ABΔIPITEΩN. Head of Apollo within square. Rev. : EΠI…KΛEOΣ. Griffin seated within square.
2450 Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy. Rev. : ABΔIPITEN. Griffin seated left; in the margin – star.
2451 Head of Hermes right, wearing petasos. Rev. : ABΔIPITΩN. Griffin seated left; with right leg raised.
2452 Griffin reclining left. Rev. : KΛEAN. Bearded head of Pan right, goat's ear right.
2453 Griffin reclining left. Rev. : YMENAIΩN around square divided equally into 4 parts, dot in each section.
2454 Griffin reclining left. Rev. : MANΔPΩN. Unbearded head right.
2455 Unbearded head right, wearing winged diadem. Rev. : PITΩN ABΔH. Griffin reclining left; sometimes in the margin – a star.
2456 Laureate head of Apollo right. Rev. : EΠI AΛEZANΔ (POY) ABΔHPIT… Griffin flying left.
Thrace, Abdera. ca 240-202 BC. Ć 21mm. Laureate head of Apollo right / Griffin left; EPI ALEXANDROU above, ABDHRITWN below. SNG Evelpidis 887.
2457 Other – similar; above the griffin – a corn-ear.
2458 Laureate head of Apollo right. Rev. : ABΔHPIT…(ME)ΛHΣAΓOPH(Σ). Griffin flying left.
2459 Other – similar, with legend: ΠEIΣAΓO(PHΣ). Note : There are other (similar) coins with image of Pluto’s head (Hades-Serapis) and Zeus’s head.
2460 Griffin. Rev. : EΠ OPXAMO or EΠI MANΔPΩNOΣ or ABΔIPITEΩN. Laureate head of Apollo.
2461 ΦI EPMO or MENAN or EYAN. Griffin seated. Rev. : ABΔIPITEΩN. Head of Apollo within concave square.
2462 Griffin seated. Rev. : EΠI ΔIONYΣAΔOΣ or EΠI ΠAPM… within concave square.
2463 ABΔIPITΩN. Griffin. Rev. : EΠI EPMOΣTPATOY. Head of Apollo within square of lines.
Abdera AE18. 385-347 BC. EPI ERMOS TRA TOU, head of Apollo right within square / ABDIRITWN, griffin springing left.
2464 Head of Hermes. Rev. : EΠI ΔIONYΣA. Griffin seated.
2465 Griffin right with foreleg raised. Rev. : EΠI ΔHMOKPITO. Lyre, all within concave square.
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IMPERIAL BRONZE COINS

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Tiberius (17 – 37` A.D.)

2465A TIBERIW SEBASTW. Laureate head right. Rev. : QEO SEBASTW ABDHREITWN. Bare head of Augustus right.
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Claudius (41 – 54 A.D.)

2465B Bare head of Augustus left.
RPC 1728. Claudius & Divus Augustus AE21 of Abdera, Thrace. TIBERIW KLAUDIW KAISARI GERMANIKOW SEBAS, bare head left / QEW SEBASTW ABDHREITWN, bare head of Augustus left. Strack 242, SGI 485.
2465C Nike standing left on pedestal holding wreath & palm.
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Nero (37 – 68 A.D.)

2465D QEO ABDHREITWN, bare head of Augustus (?) left.
2466 NEPΩNI KA ABΔHPEITAI. Laureate head left. Rev. : NIKH NEPON. Nike advancing left holding wreath and palm. Plate VII 14.
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Vespasian (69 – 79 A.D.)

Obv: AYTOKPATOPI OYECΠAΣIANΩ.
- AYT KAICAP OYECΠACIANOC CЄY. Laureate head right.
Rev: TITΩ CAICAPI ABΔHPITAI.
- ABΔIPITEΩN – ABΔHPEITAI.
2467 Head right. Plate XV 5.
2468 Nike advancing left, holding wreath and palm.
RPC 355. Vespasian Ć 16mm of Abdera, Thrace. Laureate head right / ABDHPEITAI, Nike standing left holding wreath & palm. SNG Cop 386, Moushmov 2468.
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Vespasian & Domitian

2469 OYECΠACIANΩ AYTOKPATOPI. Laureate head of Vespasian right. Rev. : ΔOMITIANΩ KAICAPI ABΔHPITAI. Bare head of Domitian right. Plate XIV 22. TITVS (79 – 81 A.D.
2470 AYTOK TITOC KAICAP. – Laureate head of Titus right. Rev. : ABΔIPITEΩN ΔOMITIANOC KAICAP. – Head of Domitian.
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Trajan Pater

2471 AYTO TPAINW KAIΣAPI CЄBACTW. – Laureate head of Trajan junior right. Rev. : ΓEPMA ΔAKIK ABΔHPЄITAI. – Laureate head of Trajan senior right. Plate XIV 21.
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Hadrian (117 – 138 A.D.)

2472 …AΔPIAN…His laureate head right. Rev. : …IW ΔI ABΔHPI…Head right.
Hadrian Ć16 of Abdera, Thrace. ADRIANOC KAICAP, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / ILQEW DI ABDHRITAI, larger, laureate draped & cuirassed bust right. SGI 1123v.
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Antoninus Pius (138 – 161 A.D.)

2473 AYT KAIC ANTΩNEINOC EYC CEB. Laureate head right. Rev. : ABΔIPITEΩN. Head of Artemis, crescent moon behind.
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Antoninus Pius & Marcus Aurelius

2474 AYT…ANTΩNN. Bear head of Antoninus Pius right. Rev. : ABΔIPITEΩN. Bare head of Marcus Aurelius right. Plate XV 10.
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Faustina Junior (wife of Marcus Aurelius)

2475 ΦAYCTEINA CEBACTH. Draped bust right. Rev. : ABΔIPITEΩN. Naked make figure standing left, holding unclear object.
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