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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.: BIZUENWN, Zeus naked, standing left by altar, holding patera and sceptre. Jurukova 190.
3441 var Bearded head of Poseidon right. Rev.: BIZUHNWN, Zeus naked, standing left, holding patera and sceptre. (No altar)
Thrace, Bizya AE19. Imperial Times. Head of Poseidon right / BIZUHNWN, Zeus standing left, holding patera and sceptre.
3442 Zeus' head. Rev. BIZUHNWN. Nike advancing.
3443 Woman's head right. Rev. : BIZY. Vase or basket with poppy and 2 grain ears.
3444 Dionysos' head with ivy wreath right. Rev.: BIZYANON, Dionysos standing left, holding kantharos and wreath(?).
3445 The same obverse. Rev. : BIZYANON, Dionysos, naked, standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos.
Thrace, Bizya. 2nd Century AD. AE 19mm. Bearded head of of Poseidon right / BIZUHNWN, Silenos standing left, holding cup and wine skin. BMC 1.
3445ASame obverse. Rev. Silenos pouring wine from skin into amphora.
Thrace, Bizya AE20. 2nd century BC. Head of Dionysos right wearing ivy wreat / BIZUHNWN, Silenos pouring wine into amphora right.
3446 Hermes' head with petatos right. Rev. : BIZUHNWN. 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 / BIZUHNWN, winged caduceus.
3447 Bearded head of Zeus right. Rev. : The same legend. Herakles (?) naked, standing right; right hand on his waist, holding sceptre resting against shoulder. 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 / BIZUHNWN, Artemis huntress advancing right, wielding bow. Jurukova 174.
3448A2Head of Herakles right. Rev. Artemis huntress.
Thrace, Bizya AE19. 2nd century BC. Head of Herakles left / BIZUHNWN, Artemis huntress advancing right, wielding bow. Jurukova 174 var (bust). Example on wildwinds' Bizya page.

Imperial bronze coins

HADRIANVS (117 138 A.D.)

AYTO TPAIANOC ADPIANOC KAICAP CEB G. His head or bust.
Rev. : EP EITEI POYFOY CEPC KAI ANTI TOY CEBAC BIZHNON.
Images:
3449 Apollo naked standing left, holding in right hand branch. (See Varbanov 1417 below, and image on wildwinds)
3450 Gate with 2 towers and above the emperor in quadriga right. 28 mm. Plate XVIII 8.
Hadrian AE30 of Bizya, Thrace. Laureate, draped bust right / API MAINEP PRECB KAI ANT BIZUHNWN, city gate with two towers, the emperor in quadriga right above. 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 / BIZVHNWN, Ares in military dress, standing slightly left, holding inverted spear and shield.

ANTONINVS PIVS (138 161 A.D.)

AYT KAI T AI A?PI ANTONEINOOC. His head right.
Rev. : HGE POMOYO PEICKOY BIZYHNON. BIZVENWN.
Images:
3452 Aesklepios and Hygeia standing; Aesklepios holding serpent entwined staff and Hygeia is feeding snake in patera. 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 AVRELIUS (161 180 A.D.)

M AYPH?IOC OYHPOC KAICAP. His head right.
Rev. : BYZHYNON.
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 thrown down 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)

FAVCTEINA CEBACTH. Her head right.
Rev. : BYZYHNON.
Images:
3458 Artemis huntress advancing, holding in right hand arrow, and bow in left hand.
Varbanov 1439 Artemis huntress, in short tunic, advancing 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 feet to left.
3459 Cybele with kalathos on her head, seated left, holding patera and resting left arm on drum. Plate XVII 15.
3460 Hygeia standing right, feeding snake in patera. Varbanov 1443.Plate XI 9.
Varbanov 1444 Isis standing right, holding sistrum and situla.

SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS (193 211 A.D.)

AY K L CEP CEUHROC P or AV K L CEP CEUHROC P or same with dots in legend His head or bust.
Rev. : HGE CTATI BAPBAPOV BIZYHNWN. BIZVENWN.
Images:
3461 Apollo naked, crossleged left, looking aside, holding in right hand branch (?), left hand down; next to to him serpent-entwined tree-trunk. Plate XVII 13.
Septimius Severus AE 29mm of Bizya, Thrace. AY K L CEP CEVHPOC P, laureate bust right / HGE CTATI BAPBAPOV BIZYHNWN, Apollo standing right, head left, holding patera; at right, serpent rising from beatyl.
3462 Aesklepios and Hygeia standing with their attributes. Plate VI 26.
3463 Combatant helmeted, naked advancing right, with spear and shield; in the margin ladder.
3464 Demeter seated on a throne left, holding ears and long torch. Plate VII 27.
3465 Zeus naked standing, holding patera and sceptre. Plate VIII 16.
3466 Caracalla and Geta standing in mantles, extending their hands. Plate IX 1.
3467 Tyche standing, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Plate X 29.

IVLIA DOMNA (wife of Septimius)

3468 IOVLIA DOMNA CEB. Her bust right. Rev. : BYZYHNON. Aesklepios standing, looking left and holding serpent entwined staff. Plate VI 25.
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CARACALLA (198 217 A.D.)

Obv: AYT K M AYP ANTONEINOC.
- M AYPH? ANTONINOC KAI. His head or bust.
Rev: BYZYHNON.
3469 Aesklepios and Hygeia standing with their attributes. Plate VI 26.
3470 Ox right.
Caracalla AE18 of Bizya, Thrace. M AYPHL ANTWNEINOC KAICAP, laureate draped bust right / BIZYHNWN, bull walking right. SGI 2480.
3471 City gate decorated with 2 towers, bays and figures; above triumphal chariot and 3 figures.
3472 The emperor on horse right, holding sceptre.
3473 Caracalla and Geta standing, extending their hands. Plate IX 1.
3474 Caracala and Plautila standing, extending their hands.
3475 Cybele with kalathos (hat) on her head seated left, holding in right hand patera; next to her lion. Plate IX 3.
Caracalla AE31 of Bizya, Thrace. AV K M AVP ANTWNINOC, laureate draped bust right / BIZVHNWN, Cybele seated left holding patera, lion below throne. Jurukova 53.
3475ADemeter standing right holding torch & corn ears.
Caracalla, as Caesar, AE 28mm of Bizya in Thrace. M AYPHL ANTWNEINOC KAICAP, draped & cuirassed bust right / BIZVHNWN, Demeter standing right, holding long torch & grain ears.
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 in right hand club and in the left hand apple; on his left hand is hanging lion's skin. Plate XVII 14.

GETA (209 212 A.D.)

AVT KA L CEP GETA CEB. AYTKPA (sic) L CEP GETA CEV. His head or bust.
Rev. : BYZYHNON.
Images:
3479 Athena standing, holding patera and spear; next to her shield. Plate VI 34.
3480 Combatant (the emperor?) standing, holding spear and parazonium.
Geta AE26 of Bizya, Thrace. AVT KIA P CEP GETAC C, laureate draped bust right / BIZVHNWN, Geta standing facing, head right, holding spear & parazonium.
3481 Herakles naked standing left, holding in right hand club, and in the left hand - apple; on his left hand is hanging lion's skin.

GORDIANVS PIVS (238 244 A.D.)

3482 Rev: (Mionnet II describes only the rev. of this medal.) BYZYHNON. Serapis and Isis seated, and other 2 figures standing. Medallion.

PHILIP I (244 249 A.D.)

AYT K M IOVL FILIPPOC AYG. AYT M IOYL FILIPPOC AVG. AVT M IOVL FILIPPOC. His head or bust.
Rev. : BIZVENWN.
Images:
3483 Apollo naked standing, holding in right laurel branch, and the left hand is down; in front of him altar and serpent emerging from it.
3484 Apollo naked standing crosslegged, looking left, holding in right hand branch, extending left hand toward altar with coiled serpent around it.
3485 Ares helmeted, naked, right, right foot on a rock, holding spear across and shield.
3486 Ares helmeted, in military dress standing, holding spear across and shield; his mantle is hanging behind. Plate VI 21.
3487 Ares helmeted, with shield on his breast advancing left, holding in right hand spear across.
Philip I AE 29mm of Bizya, Thrace. Laureate, draped, & cuirassed bust left / BIZ-VHN-WN (WN ligate), Capaneus, armed, preparing to scale the walls of Thebes by ladder.
3488 Aesklepios with serpent entwined staff seated next to a tree, holding in right hand patera, in which pouring a veiled woman; aside Hygeia seated next to Telephorus. Medal. 37 mm.
3489 Aesklepios standing, holding serpent entwined staff. Plate VI 25.
3490 Aesklepios seated next to building (sanctuary?), holding patera and serpent entwined staff; aside woman standing, holding in right hand patera, and her the hand toward her face; behind other woman seated, holding with both hands basket set on her knees; next to her Telephorus coiled in long dress. Medal. 37 mm.
3491 Athena helmeted standing left, holding patera and spear; next to her shield. Plate VI 34.
3492 Athena helmeted standing, looking right, holding in right hand spear and in the left hand wolet.
3493 Demeter standing, holding ears and cornucopiae.
3494 Demeter standing, holding ears and long torch. Plate VII 23.
3495 Demeter seated left, holding ears and torch. Plate VII 27.
Philip I AE28 of Bizya, Thrace. AVT K M IOVA FILIPPOC CE Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / BIZVHNWN, Eirene/Pax seated left holding olive branch & long sceptre.
3496 Demeter seated, holding long torch and cornucopiae.
3497 Zeus half-naked seated on a throne left, right hand set on eagle standing on his knee, holding in left hand sceptre.
3498 The emperor in military dress with radiate crown standing left, holding in left hand sceptre; above Nike; in the middle trophy and next to it 2 captives seated. Medal. 40 mm. Plate XVIII 4.
3499 The emperor on horse advancing right. 33 mm. Plate XVIII 6.
3500 Cybele ridding lion - advancing right, holding in right hand flower (?), resting with left hand on drum. 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 is represented in chariot with 4 horses, and at each side combatant.
3503 Tyche with turreted crown 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 IOVL FILIPPOC AVG, radiate draped bust right / BIZVHNWN, Tyche seated right, towered & holding a rudder, being crowned with a wreath by Heros standing left holding spear.
3504 Hades-Serapis seated and next to him Cerberus; at his right side Demeter and Cinokefal, and at the left side Isis and Harpokratus. Medal. 4o mm.
3505 Herakles naked, with thrown lion's skin on his shoulder, seated on a rock, holding in right hand club, resting with left hand on a rock.
3506 Hermes naked standing, holding purse and caduceus. Plate XI 2.
3507 Hermes standing opposite, looking aside and holding purse and caduceus.
3507ATriptolemos driving biga of dragons, river god below.
Philip I AE 32mm of Bizya, Thrace. AVT M IOVL FILIPPOC AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / BIZVHNWN, Triptolemos right in chariot drawn by serpents; river-god Agrianes reclining below.

PHILIP I & OTACILIA SEVERA

AYT K M IOVL FILIPPOC AYG AK CEB ?CCB. AYT K M IOVL FILIPPOC AVG M WTA CEB AK CEBHP. Their heads or busts face to face.
Rev. : BIZVENWN.
Images:
3508 Nike standing, looking left, holding wreath and palm. Plate VII 13.
3509 Nike advancing with the same atributes. Plate VII 14.
3510 Demeter veiled advancing left, holding corn-ears and torch. Plate VII 27.
Philip I & Otacilia Severa AE29 of Bizya, Thrace. AYT K M IOVL FILIPPOC AV M WTAK CEBHP L CEBA, confronted draped busts / BIZVHNWN, Demeter advancing left with corn ears & long 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 IOVL FILIPPOC AVG, laureate draped bust right / BIZVHNWN, Tyche seated right, head left, holding rudder & cornucopiae.
3513 Hermes naked standing left, holding in right hand leaning caduceus, and in the left hand purse. Plate XVIII 7.

OTACILIA SEVERA (wife of Philip I)

M WTAKEILIA CEBHPA CEB. Her head or bust.
Rev. : BIZVENWN.
Images:
3514 Artemis standing left, holding arrow and torch. In front of her stag. Plate XVII 19.
Otacilia Severa AE 25mm of Bizya, Thrace. M WTAKEILIA CEBHPA CEB, diademed & draped bust right / BIZVENWN, Artemis standing left, holding arrow & long torch; stag at feet.
3515 Aphrodite bashful naked standing left, right hand on her breast, and the left hand at the front; next to her Eros (?). Plate VII 7.
3516 Demeter standing, holding ears and sceptre. Plate VII 23.

PHILIP II (244 249 A.D.)

M IOYLI FILIPPOC KAICAP or KAIC. His head or bust.
Rev. : BIZVENWN.
Images:
3517 Ares naked advancing, carrying a trophy on shoulder; in front of him vase with fruits.
3518 Combatant naked advancing left. Plate XVII 16.
3519 Thanatos, Genius of death, naked, standing left crossleged, resting with both hands on burning inverted brand. Plate VII 19.
Philip II AE18 of Bizya, Thrace. M IOVL FILIPPOC KAICAP, bare head right / BIZVHNWN, Thanatos standing left, leaning on & extinguishing inverted torch.
3519ASilenos pouring wine from bag into krater.

Philip II AE 15mm of Bizya, Thrace. bare head right / BIZVENWN, 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 IOVLI FILIPPOC KAIC, bare head right / BIZVENWN, serpent coiled around a conical stone.
3521 Snake emerging from cista. Plate XVII 17.
3521ADemeter standing left.

Philip II AE 30mm of Thrace, Bizya. AVT K M IOVLI FILIPPOC AV, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / BIZVENWN, Demeter standing left with sceptre & grain ears.
3522 Forepart of lion right. Plate XVII 18.
3523 Hermes naked standing left, holding purse and caduceus. Plate XI 2.
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