The Ancient Coinage of Bizya

Listed by Moushmov Number

Including additional items for this online edition, with numbers in italics.

See also the WildWinds' Bizya page with numerous examples not yet linked to this page.
BIZYA
(the capital of the Thracian kings)
now Viza

Autonomous bronze coins.

3441 Bearded head of Poseidon right. Rev.: BIZYENΩN, Zeus naked, standing left by altar, holding patera and sceptre. Jurukova 190.
3441 var Bearded head of Poseidon right. Rev.: BIZYHNΩN, Zeus naked, standing left, holding patera and sceptre. (No altar)
Thrace, Bizya AE19. Imperial Times. Head of Poseidon right / BIZYHNΩN, Zeus standing left, holding patera and sceptre.
3442 Head of Zeus right. Rev. BIZYHNΩN. Nike walking left or right, holding wreath and palm branch.
3443 Woman's head right. Rev. : BIZY. Vase or basket with poppy and two grain ears.
3444 Head of Dionysos right. Rev.: BIZYANΩN, Dionysos standing left, holding kantharos and wreath(?).
3445 Head of Dionysos right. Rev. : BIZYANΩN, Dionysos, naked, standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos.
Thrace, Bizya. 2nd Century AD. AE 19mm. Bearded head of Poseidon right / BIZYHNΩN, Silenos standing left, holding kantharos and wineskin. BMC 1.
3445ABearded head of Poseidon right / Silenos standing right, pouring wine from wineskin into amphora.
Thrace, Bizya AE20. 2nd century BC. Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy / BIZYHNΩN, Silenos pouring wine into amphora right.
3446 Hermes' head with petatos right. Rev. : BIZYHNΩN. Caduceus. Plate XVIII 3.
Thrace, Bizya AE 15mm. Period of Roman Domination, 1st Century BC-1st Century AD. Head of Hermes right, in winged taenia / BIZYHNΩN, winged caduceus.
3447 Bearded head of Poseidon right / BIZYHNΩN, Dionysos naked, standing right; holding thyrsos resting against shoulder. Jurukova 171. Moushmov description corrected (Zeus/Herakles).Plate XVIII 2.
3448 Bearded head of Zeus right. Rev. : The same legend. Building with 2 towers. Plate XVIII 1.
3448AHead of Herakles left. Rev. Artemis huntress.
Thrace, Bizya AE19. 2nd century BC. Head of Herakles left / BIZYHNΩN, Artemis huntress walking right, holding bow. Jurukova 174.
3448A2Head of Herakles right. Rev. Artemis huntress.
Thrace, Bizya AE19. 2nd century BC. Head of Herakles left / BIZYHNΩN, Artemis huntress walking right, wielding bow. Jurukova 174 var (bust type). Example on wildwinds' Bizya page.

Imperial bronze coins

HADRIAN (117 138 A.D.)

AYTO TΡAIANOC AΔΡIANOC KAICAΡ CEB Γ. His head or bust.
Rev. : EΠ EITEI ΡOYΦOY CEΡC KAI ANTI TOY CEBAC BIZHNΩN.
Images:
3449 Apollo, naked standing left, holding branch. (See Varbanov 1417 below, and image on wildwinds)
3450 City gate with two towers surmounted by the emperor in quadriga right. 28 mm. Plate XVIII 8.
Hadrian AE30 of Bizya, Thrace. Laureate, draped bust right / AΠI MAINEΠ ΠΡECB KAI ANT BIZYHNΩN, City gate with two towers surmounted by the emperor in quadriga. Varbanov 1609.
3451 As 3450, but larger (35 mm.).
Varbanov 1414AE24, Apollo standing facing, head left, holding patera and laurel branch.
Varbanov 1415-16AE25, Banquet scene, symposiast reclining on knile to left, woman seated half right at his feet, youth standing to left, forepart of horse left in the right-hand background.
Varbanov 1417-1419AE26-AE32, Apollo, naked, standing right, holding laurel branch in right hand, left hand over serpent-entwined omphalos. Youroukova 5; Moushmov 3449.
Varbanov 1420-1423AE26-AE32, City-gate flanked by two battlemented towers, surmounted by emperor in triumphal quadriga right.

SABINA (117-138 AD.)

MoushmovNo coins listed for Sabina.
Varbanov 1424AE24, CABINA CEBACH / BIZVHNΩN, Ares in military dress, standing slightly left, holding inverted spear and shield.

ANTONINVS PIVS (138 161 A.D.)

AYT KAI T AI AΔΡI ANTΩNEINOC. His head right.
Rev. : HΓE ΡOMOYO ΠEICKOY BIZYHNΩN. BIZVENΩN.
Images:
3452 Asklepios and Hygieia standing; Asklepios holding serpent-entwined staff and Hygieia feeding serpent in arms. Varbanov 1429-1430. Plate VI 26.
3453 Demeter seated left, holding corn-ears and torch. Varbanov 1432.Plate VII 27.
3454 Zeus naked standing, looking left, holding patera and sceptre. Plate VIII 16.
Varbanov 1425Dionysos standing facing, head left, holding thyrsos on his left shoulder.
Varbanov 1426Hermes standing left, right hand outstretched, holding purse in lowered left hand.
Varbanov 1427Zeus standing left, holding thunderbolt and sceptre.
Varbanov 1428Zeus standing left, holding patera over burning altar and sceptre.
Varbanov 1431Demeter seated left, holding corn-ears and sceptre.

MARCUS AURELIUS (161 180 A.D.)

M AYΡHΛIOC OYHΡOC KAICAΡ. His head right.
Rev. : BYZYHNΩN.
Images:
3455 Demeter standing right, holding corn-ears and long torch. Varbanov 1433. Plate XVIII 5.
3456 As 3455, but larger (31 mm.) Varbanov 1434.
3457 River-god reclining left, holding reed and resting with left hand on overturned urn from which water flows. Plate X 11.
Varbanov 1435-1436 Dionysos reclining left on knile, woman seated half right before him, in the left background, a youth standing left, holding amphora.
Varbanov 1437 Herakles standing left, holding club and lionskin.

FAUSTINA II (wife of Marcus Aurelius)

ΦAVCTEINA CEBACTH. Her head right.
Rev. : BYZYHNΩN.
Images:
3458 Artemis huntress walking left or right, holding in right hand arrow, and bow in left hand.
Varbanov 1439 Artemis huntress, in short chiton, walking right, holding bow in left hand and reaching for an arrow from quiver.
Varbanov 1440 As 1439 but Artemis wears long chiton.
Varbanov 1441 Artemis standing facing, holding arrow and torch, stag at foot to left.
3459 Kybele, kalathos on her head, seated left, holding patera and resting left arm on drum. Plate XVII 15.
3460 Hygieia standing right, feeding snake in arms. Varbanov 1443.Plate XI 9.
Varbanov 1444 Isis standing right, holding sistrum and situla.

SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS (193 211 A.D.)

AY K Λ CEΠ CEYHΡOC Π or similar, sometimes with dots in legend His head or bust.
Rev. : HΓE CTATI BAΡBAΡOV BIZYHNΩN. BIZVENΩN.
Images:
3461 Apollo naked, cross-legged left, looking aside, holding branch in right hand, left hand lowered; serpent-entwined tree-trunk at his side. Plate XVII 13.
Septimius Severus AE 29mm of Bizya, Thrace. AY K Λ CEΠ CEVHΡOC Π, laureate bust right / HΓE CTATI BAΠBAΠOV BIZYHNΩN, Apollo standing right, looking left, holding patera; beside a serpent-entwined omphalos.
3462 Asklepios and Hygieia standing with their attributes. Plate VI 26.
3463Capaneus, helmeted, walking right, holding spear and shield, towards a ladder, preparing to scale the walls of Thebes.
3464 Demeter seated left on throne, holding corn-ears and long torch. Plate VII 27.
3465 Zeus naked standing left, holding patera and sceptre. Plate VIII 16.
3466 Caracalla and Geta standing facing each other, clasping hands. Plate IX 1.
3467 Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Plate X 29.

JULIA DOMNA (wife of Septimius)

3468 IOVΛIA ΔOMNA CEB. Her bust right. Rev. : BYZYHNΩN. Asklepios standing front, looking left, leaning on serpent-entwined staff. Plate VI 25.
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CARACALLA (198 217 A.D.)

Obv: AYT K M AYΡ ANTΩNEINOC.
- M AYΡHΛ ANTΩNINOC KAI. His head or bust.
Rev: BYZYHNΩN.
3469 Asklepios and Hygieia, standing with their attributes. Plate VI 26.
3470 Ox right.
Caracalla AE18 of Bizya, Thrace. M AYΡHΛ ANTΩNEINOC KAICAΡ, laureate draped bust right / BIZYHNΩN, bull walking right. SGI 2480.
3471 City gate decorated with 2 towers, bays and figures; surmounted by a chariot and 3 figures.
3472 The emperor on horseback right, holding sceptre.
3473 Caracalla and Geta standing facing each other, clasping hands. Plate IX 1.
3474 Caracalla and Plautilla standing facing each other, clasping hands.
3475 Kybele, kalathos on head, seated left, holding patera; a lion at her side. Plate IX 3.
Caracalla AE31 of Bizya, Thrace. AV K M AVΡ ANTΩNINOC, laureate, draped bust right / BIZVHNΩN, Kybele, kalathos on head, seated left, holding patera; a lion at her side. Jurukova 53.
3475ADemeter standing right holding torch & corn ears.
Caracalla, as Caesar, AE 28mm of Bizya in Thrace. M AYΡHΛ ANTΩNEINOC KAICAΡ, draped & cuirassed bust right / BIZVHNΩN, Demeter standing right, holding grain ears and long torch.
3476 Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Plate X 29.
3477 Tyche seated right, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Plate X 31.
3478 Herakles, naked standing right, holding club and apple; lionskin over his left arm. Plate XVII 14.

GETA (209 212 A.D.)

AVT KA Λ CEΠ ΓETA CEB. AYTKΠA (sic) Λ CEΠ ΓETA CEV. His head or bust.
Rev. : BYZYHNΩN.
Images:
3479 Athena standing left, holding patera and spear; shield at her side. Plate VI 34.
3480 Soldier ot the emperor standing, holding spear and parazonium.
Geta AE26 of Bizya, Thrace. AVT KAI Π CEΠ ΓETAC C, laureate draped bust right / BIZVHNΩN, Geta standing facing, looking right, holding spear and parazonium.
3481 Herakles, naked standing left, holding club and apple; lionskin over left arm.

GORDIAN III (238 244 A.D.)

3482 Rev: (Mionnet II describes only the rev. of this medallion. Jurukova does not list it.) BYZYHNΩN. Serapis and Isis seated, and other 2 figures standing. Medallion.

PHILIP I (244 249 A.D.)

AYT K M IOVΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOC AYΓ. AYT M IOYΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOC AVΓ. AVT M IOVΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOC. His head or bust.
Rev. : BIZVHNΩN.
Images:
3483 Apollo, naked, standing, holding branch, left hand lowered, beside a serpent-entwined tripod altar.
3484 Apollo, naked, standing cross-legged, looking left, holding branch, extending left hand toward serpent-entwined tripod altar.
3485 Ares, helmeted, naked, standing right, right foot on a rock, holding transverse spear and shield.
3486 Ares, helmeted, in military dress, chlamys hanging down his back, standing, holding transverse spear and shield. Plate VI 21.
3487 Ares, helmeted, walking left, holding transverse spear and shield.
Philip I AE 29mm of Bizya, Thrace. Laureate, draped, & cuirassed bust left / BIZVHNΩN (ΩN ligate), Capaneus, helmeted, walking right, holding spear and shield, towards a ladder, preparing to scale the walls of Thebes.
3488 Asklepios, holding serpent-entwined staff, seated next to a tree, holding patera in right hand, in a veiled woman is pouring a liquid; at his side Hygieia seated beside Telephorus. Medallion. 37 mm.
3489 Asklepios standing, holding serpent-entwined staff. Plate VI 25.
3490 Asklepios seated by a sanctuary, holding patera and serpent-entwined staff; a woman holding patera in right hand at his side with her left hand raised to her face, other woman seated behind him, holding basket on her knees with Telephorus in hooded cloak at her side. Medallion 37 mm.
3491 Athena, helmeted standing left, holding patera and spear, shield at her side. Plate VI 34.
3492 Athena, helmeted standing, looking right, holding owl and spear.
3493 Demeter standing left, holding corn-ears and cornucopiae.
3494 Demeter standing, holding corn-ears and long torch. Plate VII 23.
3495 Demeter seated left, holding corn-ears and torch. Plate VII 27.
Philip I AE28 of Bizya, Thrace. AVT K M IOVΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOC CE Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / BIZVHNΩN, Eirene-Pax seated left, holding olive branch and sceptre.
3496 Demeter seated, holding long torch and cornucopiae.
3497 Zeus, loins draped, seated left on throne, right hand set on eagle standing on his knee, and holding sceptre in left hand.
3498 The emperor, radiate, in military dress standing left, holding sceptre, Nike above, all beside trophy with two captives at its base. Medallion 40 mm. Plate XVIII 4.
3499 The emperor on horseback riding right. 33 mm. Plate XVIII 6.
3500 Kybele, holding flower (?) and drum, riding right on lion. 35 mm. Plate IX 2.
3501 Homonoia standing left, holding patera and cornucopiae. Plate IX 6.
3502 Triumphal arch with 2 towers. Upon the tower at the right side of the gate is statue of horseman, and upon the other tower 3 statues. In the middle above the gate the emperor in quadriga, soldier on each side.
3503 Tyche, turreted, standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Plate X 29.
3503ATyche seated right, being crowned by Heros.
Philip I AE33 of Bizya, Thrace. AVT K M IOVΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOC AVΓ, radiate, draped bust right / BIZVHNΩN, Tyche seated right, towered and holding rudder, being crowned with a wreath by Heros standing left, holding spear.
3504 Hades-Serapis seated, Kerberos at foot, Demeter and Cinokefal on one side, Isis and Harpokratus on his other side. Medallion 40 mm.
3505 Herakles, naked, lionskin on shoulder, seated on a rock, holding club in right hand and resting left hand on the rock.
3506 Hermes, naked, standing, holding purse and caduceus. Plate XI 2.
3507 Hermes standing front, looking left or right, holding purse and caduceus.
3507ATriptolemos driving biga of dragons, river god below.
Philip I AE 32mm of Bizya, Thrace. AVT M IOVΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOC AVΓ, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / BIZVHNΩN, Triptolemos right in biga of serpents; river-god Agrianes reclining below.

PHILIP I & OTACILIA SEVERA

AYT K M IOVΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOC AYΓ AK CEB Λ CEBA. AYT K M IOVΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOC AVΓ M ΩTA CEB AK CEBHΡ. Their heads or busts face to face.
Rev. : BIZVHNΩN.
Images:
3508 Nike standing left, holding wreath and palm branch. Plate VII 13.
3509 Nike walking left, holding wreath and palm branch. Plate VII 14.
3510 Demeter veiled walking left, holding corn-ears and torch. Plate VII 27.
Philip I & Otacilia Severa AE29 of Bizya, Thrace. AYT K M IOVΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOC AV M ΩTAK CEBHΠ Λ CEBA, confronted draped busts / BIZVHNΩN, Demeter walking left, holding corn ears and torch.
3511 Homonoia standing left, holding patera and cornucopiae. Plate IX 6.
3512 Tyche seated right, looking aside, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Plate X 31.
Philip I AE29 of Bizya, Thrace. AVT K M IOVΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOC AVΓ, laureate draped bust right / BIZVHNΩN, Tyche seated right, head left, holding rudder and cornucopiae.
3513 Hermes, naked standing left, holding purse and caduceus. Plate XVIII 7.

OTACILIA SEVERA (wife of Philip I)

M ΩTAKEIΛIA CEBHΡA CEB. Her head or bust.
Rev. : BIZVHNΩN.
Images:
3514 Artemis standing left, holding arrow and torch, stag at her side. Plate XVII 19.
Otacilia Severa AE 25mm of Bizya, Thrace. M ΩTAKEIΛIA CEBHΡA CEB, diademed & draped bust right / BIZVHNΩN, Artemis standing left, holding arrow and long torch; stag at feet. Jurukova 147-148.
3515 Aphrodite, naked, in bashful pose, standing left, right hand on her breast, Eros at her side. Jurukova 149.Plate VII 7.
3516 Demeter standing left, holding corn-ears and sceptre. Plate VII 23.
ADD Jurukova 150BIZVHNΩN, Isis standing left, holding sistrum and water jug. 24-25 mm. Jurukova 150; Leningrad 4748.

PHILIP II (244 249 A.D.)

M IOYΛI ΦIΛIΠΠOC KAICAΡ or KAIC. His head or bust.
Rev. : BIZVHNΩN.
Images:
3517 Ares, naked, walking right, carrying a trophy on shoulder; in front of him vase with fruits.
3518 Ares or soldier, naked, walking left. Plate XVII 16.
3519 Thanatos, Genius of death, naked, standing left, legs crossed, resting with both hands on burning inverted brand. Plate VII 19.
Philip II AE18 of Bizya, Thrace. M IOVΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOC KAICAΡ, bare head right / BIZVHNΩN, Thanatos standing left, leaning on and extinguishing inverted torch.
3519ASilenos pouring wine from bag into krater.

Philip II AE 15mm of Bizya, Thrace. bare head right / BIZVHNΩN, Silenus standing right, pouring wine from wine bag into krater. Jurukova 157.
3520 Conic stone with coiling serpent around it.
Philip II AE17 of Bizya, Thrace. M IOVΛI ΦIΛIΠΠOC KAIC, bare head right / BIZVHNΩN, serpent-entwined omphalos.
3521 Snake emerging from cista mystica. Plate XVII 17.
3521ADemeter standing left.

Philip II AE 30mm of Thrace, Bizya. AVT K M IOVΛI ΦIΛIΠΠOC AV, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / BIZVHNΩN, Demeter standing left, holding corn-ears and sceptre.
3522 Forepart of lion right. Plate XVII 18.
3523 Hermes, naked, standing left, holding purse and caduceus. Plate XI 2.
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