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The Ancient Coinage of Apollonia Pontika

Listed by Moushmov Number

Including additional items for this online edition, with numbers in italics.
APOLLONIA in Pontos
(near 450 – 300 B.C.) (now Sozopol)
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Autonomous coins.

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Silver.

3140 Apollo’s laureate head right. Rev. : EΓHNΩP. Anchor; at left side – A, and at right side – crab. 23 mm. Plate XVI 2.
3141 The same front part. Rev. : …BATAK… Anchor, A, and crab. 23 mm. Plate XVI 1.
3142 The same head left. Rev. : …IMOXOY. The same image. 23 mm. Plate XVI 3.
3143 Anchor and crab. Rev. : Swastika concaved. 15 mm. Plate XVI 4.
3144 Anchor and crab. Rev. : Swastika. 12 mm.
3145 Apollo’s laureate head opposite. Rev. : Anchor, crab and A. 11 mm. Plate XVI 5.
3146 Swastika. Rev. : Anchor and A. 7 mm.
3147 Apollos head ¼ in profile left. Rev. : Anchor, crab and A. 9 mm. Plate XV 21.
3148 Apollo’s laureate head right. Rev. : ╪AΠYPO. Anchor; at left side A, at right side crab. 25 mm.
3149 Apollo’s laureate head left. Rev. : Anchor. 6 mm.
3150 Anchor, crab and A. Rev. : Swastika. 8 mm. Plate XVI 6.
3151 Apollo’s laureate head right. Rev. : AΘHNAΓ… Anchor; at left side A, at right side crab. 22 mm.
3152 Apollo’s laureate head left, with his hair upward. Rev. : AΛKAIOΣ. Anchor; at left side A, at right side crab. All that within concave square. 24 mm.
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Bronze.

3153 Apollo’s head. Rev. : AΠOΛΛONIΔ ΠONTOY KOPΣ. Two burning torches.
3154 Apollo’s laureate head left. Rev. : Anchor, crab and A. Plate XVI 11.
3155 The same head right. Rev. : The same. Plate XVI 7.
3156 The same head right. Rev. : The same and legend: IΔ XA or ΔII XAL.
3157 Athena’s (?) helmeted head right. Rev. : Lyre.
3158 Athena’s helmeted head left. Rev. : Lyre, crab and A.
3159 IEPA CYNKΛHTOC. Bust of young man diademed, in mantle, right. (The senate). Rev. : AΠOΛΛΩNIHTEΩN. The same bust without diadem, right. (The nation ).
3160 Apollo’s diademed head right. Rev. : ΔIXA. Anchor A and….
3161 The same front part. Rev. : IΛΛ. Anchor half a fish and A.
3162 Apollo’s laureate head right. Rev. : XAΛ. Anchor, crab and A.
3163 The same front part. Rev. : IH and laurel branch.
3164 The same head. Rev. : Δ. Anchor and I.
3165 Apollo naked standing, with right hand reaching out toward trunk, holding in left hand lyre. Rev. : Anchor.
3166 Apollo in women’s clothes standing left. Rev. : EIKYΔH. Anchor, crab and A.
3167 Apollo half-naked seated left, holding patera. Crab above. Rev. : Anchor, crab and A.
3168 Apollo half-naked seated left, holding in right hand bow. Rev. : Anchor, crab and A. Plate XVI 8.
3169 Apollo naked seated left, holding patera and lyre. Rev. : Anchor inverted and IYE. (?).
3170 Apollo’s diademed head right. Rev. : YKI ΠAXIΔ. Anchor, crab and A. Plate XVI 9.
3171 The same. Rev. : ΔIXAΛK or TAK.
3172 Apollo’s head opposite. Rev. : KΩMY. Anchor and A.
3173 Apollo’s head left. Rev. : AΠOΛΛΩ AHATAH. Obelisk standing. All that within laurel wreath. Plate XVI 10.
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IMPERIAL BRONZE COINS

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Domitian (81 – 96 A.D.)

3174 ΔOMIT KAIC CEB. His head. Rev. : AΠOΛ. Tetrastyle temple; in exergue ΠO. Plate XI 26 – 29.
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Antoninus Pius (138 - 161 A.D.)

Varbanov 803 AY KA ADRIA ANTWNINOC, laureate head right. Rev. : AΠOΛΛΩNIHTEΩN EN ΠONTΩ. Tetrastyle temple without statue, dot in pediment.
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Marcus Aurelius (161 – 180 A.D.)

3175 M AYPHΛIOC OYHPOC KAICAP or AVK M AVPH ANTONINOC. Bare head right. Rev. : AΠOΛΛΩNIHTEΩN EN ΠONTΩ. Eagle with wings half-spread, coiled serpent before.
Varbanov 804 Asklepios standing left, holding serpent-entwined staff, facing Hygieia, standing right, feeding serpent in arms.
Varbanov 806 Tetrastyle temple containing statue standing facing.
Varbanov 807 Tetrastyle temple containing statue of Artemis huntress, holding bow.
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Faustina Junior (wife of Marcus Aurelius)

Obv: ΦAYCTINA CEBACTH. Her bust right.
Rev: AΠOΛΛΩNIHTEΩN EN ΠONTΩ.
3176 Two-tiered altar. Varbanov 808.
3177 Cybele seated left, holding in right hand patera, and resting with left hand on drum. Varbanov 809. Plate IX 5.
3178 Eagle with wings half-spread left, trying to peck serpent which standing in front. Varbanov 810 and 811. Plate XVI 12.
3179 Burning fire and altars at each side. Varbanov 812
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Varbanov 813 The three Graces, draped, hand in hand, centre one facing front, robes flowing, holding water jugs. (Very rare).

Lucius Verus (161 – 169 A.D.)

Obv: AY KAI Λ AYPHΛIOC OYHP. His bust right.
Rev: AΠOΛΛΩNIHTEΩN EN ΠONTΩ.
3180 Aesklepios and Hygeia standing with their attributes. Plate VI 26.
3181 Eagle with wings spread left, trying to peck serpent which standing in front. Varbanov 819.
Varbanov 814 APOLLWNIHTEWN EN PONTW, Apollo standing right, legs crossed, holding branch and lyre resting on column. Private collection, one example known.
Varbanov 815Apollo standing left with patera and branch.
Lucius Verus AE 30mm of Apollonia Pontica. Laureate head left / Apollo (?) standing left, holding patera & branch. Varbanov 815.
Varbanov 816 & 817 APOLLWNIHTEWN EN PONTW, Asklepios standing left, holding serpent-entwined staff, facing Hygieia standing right, feeding serpent in arms.
Varbanov 818 APOLLWNIHTEWN EN PONTW, Emperor in triumphal quadriga left, holding sceptre resting on shoulder. Private collection, one example known.
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Septimius Severus (193 – 211 A.D.)

Obv: AY K Λ CEΠ CEYHPOC Π. – His head or bust.
Rev: AΠOΛΛΩNIHTEΩN EN ΠONTΩ.
3182 Athena standing left, holding spear and shield. Varbanov 821.Plate VI 33.
Varbanov 820Apollo standing left holding patera and branch.
Apollonia 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. Moushmov -.
3183 Naked man riding right on griffin, raised hand raised over his head, holding bow (club?)in left hand. Varbanov 822 Plate XVI 13.
3184 Tetrastyle temple with statue of a woman. Varbanov 823.Plate XI 26 – 29.
Septimius Severus AE26 of Apollonia Pontika, Thrace. AY K L CEP CEVHPOC P, laureate, draped bust right / APOLLWNIHTEWN EN PONTW, tetrastyle temple with statue within.
- with female statue facing within, dot in pediment: Varbanov 823.
- with statue of Apollo standing left: Varbanov 825 and 826
3185 Tetrastyle temple. Plate XI 26 – 29.
3186 Tetrastyle temple with statue of Apollo or Genius naked standing, holding in right hand patera. Varbanov 828. Plate XI 26 – 29.
3187 Tetrastyle temple with statue of Ares (?) standing. Varbanov 827. Plate XI 26 – 29.
3188 Tetrastyle temple with statue above. Varbanov 824. Plate XI 26 – 29.
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Julia Domna (wife of S. Severus)

3189 IOYΛIA ΔOMNA CEB. Her head right. Rev. : AΠOΛΛΩNIHTEΩN EN ΠONTΩ. The three Graces standing facing, holding water jugs. Varbanov 832Plate X 18.
Varbanov 831Eagle standing left, wings spread, coiled serpent before.
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Caracalla (198 – 217 A.D.)

Obv: AY K M AYPH ANTΩNEINOC.
- M AYP ANTΩNINOC K. His head right.
Rev. : AΠOΛΛΩNIHTEΩN EN ΠONTΩ.
- AΠOΛΛΩ ΠONT.
3190 Athena standing, holding spear and shield. Varbanov 837.Plate VI 33.
3191 Tetrastyle temple; above – triangular shield. Varbanov 838. Plate XI 26 – 29.
Caracalla AE21 of Apollonia Pontika. M AVP ANTWNEINOC, draped bust right / APOLLWNIHTEWN EN PONTW, tetrastyle temple.
Varbanov 833Asklepios standing left, holding serpent-entwined staff, facing Hygeia, standing right, feeding serpent in arms from patera.
Varbanov 834Altar
Varbanov 835-836Flaming, two-tiered altar.
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Diadumenian (son of Macrinus)

3192 M OΠEΛ…NOC KAI. His head. Rev. : AΠOΛΛΩNIHTEΩN EN ΠONTW. Tetrastyle temple with three statues.
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SLG Waddington 652AE33. Apollo standing by column, holding arrow.

Gordian III (238 – 244 A.D.)

3193 M ANT ΓOPΔIANOC. His head right Rev. : AΠOΛΛΩNIHTEΩN Π. Aesklepios standing, holding in right hand his serpent entwined staff and his mantle in left. Plate VI 25.
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