The Ancient Coinage of Coela

Listed by Moushmov Number

Including additional items for this online edition, with numbers in italics.
See also WildWinds' Coela page
COELA
City of Thracian Chersones.
Note: The documentation on coins of Coela is very sparse. Mionnet copied information from old catalogs (as well as documenting the Paris collection), Moushmov copied Mionnet and Varbanov copied Moushmov but added several coins.
I found some additional listings in articles by Imhoof, Cadalvene, Mionnet I, and two articles by Chaix. Some coins are also listed in Cohen.
Alexander the Great (336 – 323 B.C.)
Gold Stater.
5556 Helmeted head of Athena head right / ALEXANDPOY. Nike standing left, holding wreath and palm. ME to left; cornucopiae in field. 18 mm. 8.50 gr.
Silver Tetradrachms and Drachms
5557 Head of Herakles left, wearing lionskin / BASILEWS ALEXANDROU. Zeus, naked to waist, seated left on throne, holding eagle and sceptre; cornucopiae to left; KO beneath the throne. 29 mm. Plate XXXIV 9.

Imperial bronze coins.

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Hadrian (117 – 138 A.D.)

NOTE: The following coin of Hadrian was first listed in Mionnet and copied by Moushmov, and Varbanov also cites this entry. It is unusual that the coin had Greek on the obverse and Latin on the reverse and the obverse legend given below is thus probably incorrect and should read in Latin IMP CAESAR T AEL HADRIANVS AVG or similar. See example below, and the second example on wildwinds, which completes the missing legend.
5558 ADPI.. His head right.
5558 Added: IMP CAESAR T AEL HADRIANVS AVG, laureate head right or laureate and draped bust right / AEL MVNICIPI COELA. Prow. Mionnet Supp. II, 20.
Rev. : Plate XVII 6.
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Aelius Caesar

5559 L AEL CA.., laureate head right / AELI MVNICIPI COELA. Prow. Mionnet Supp. II, 21.Plate XVII 6.
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Antoninus Pius (138 – 161 A.D.)

IMP CAES T AEL ANTONINVS or IMP CAES T AEL HADR ANTONINVS, Laureate head right or laureate, draped bust right. / MVNICIPI COIL or AIL MVNI COEL AVG or MVNICIPIVM COIL with the following reverses:
5560 Homonoia standing left, holding patera and cornucopiae. Mionnet Supp. II, 23.Plate IX 6.
5561 Prow; cornucopiae below. Mionnet Supp. II, 22.Plate XXXIV 8.
5562 Prow. Plate XVII 6.
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Marcus Aurelius (161 – 180 A.D.)

5563 Uncertain legend, laureate head left / COIL, Prow. Mionnet Supp. II, 24.Plate XVII 6.
Chaix 120 Uncertain legend, laureate, draped bust right / AILI MVNIC COILA, Prow.
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Lucius Verus (161 – 169 A.D.)

5564 Uncertain legend, bare head right / AEL MVNIC COEL, She-wolf suckling Romulus and Remus. Plate XXII 2.

Commodus (176 – 192 A.D.)

IMP CAE MAR COMMO or IMP COMMODVS or IMP CAE MAR COM AVG or IMP AV COMMO. His laureate or bare-headed head or bust right, sometimes also draped.
Reverse legends: AEL MVNIC COIL or AIL MVNIC COILA.
5565 Artemis in short chiton, standing, holding branch and bow.
5566DIANAE DAVFEN AEL MVNICIPII COELAN, Artemis in short chiton, standing, holding cup and long torch.
5567 Prow; cornucopiae above, dolphin below.
5568 Prow, cornucopiae above. Plate XXXIV 8.
Commodus AE17 of Coela, Thrace. IMP C MAR COMMO, laureate head right / AEL MVNICIP, prow of galley right, cornucopiae above, CVILA in ex.
Mionnet 26 IMP COMMODVS, laureate head right / AIL MVNIC COIL, Prow; cornucopiae above, dolphin below.
Mionnet 27 IMP CAE MAR COM AVG, laureate head right / AIL MVNICIP CVILA, Prow; cornucopiae above, dolphin below.
Chaix 121 ...COMMODO CAESAR, bare-headed, draped bust right / AEL MVNIC COILA, Prow; (perhaps with cornucopiae above and or dolphin below.)
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ADDAVREL COMMODOS CAES AVG CEAM G, bare-headed, draped bust right / GENIV AEL MVNICIPII COELANI. Genius, bare to waist, standing left, holding statuette of Tyche and cornucopiae, sprouting corn-ear on the ground behind him. AE34. Imhoof, Beitrδge 1 in ZFN 1885.
ADDAVREL COMMODO CAEC AVG FAM GALMATICO, bare-headed, draped bust right / GENIVM AEL MVNICIPII COELANI. Genius, bare to waist, standing left, holding statuette of Tyche and cornucopiae. AE33. Imhoof, Beitrδge 2 in ZFN 1885.

Septimius Severus (193 – 211 A.D.)

5569 ..SEV PERT. Laureate head right / AEL MVNICI CVILA. Prow, cornucopiae above. Plate XXXIV 8.
Septimius Severus AE19 of Coela, Thracian Chersonesos. AV (CAE?) S-EVERVS, laureate draped bust right / AEL MVNICIPI CVILA, prow right with corn ears above and dolphin swimming right below.
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Caracalla (198 – 217 A.D.)

ANTONINVS PIVS. – M AVR ANTONINVS PIV AV. – M ANTONINVS PIVS AVG. – ANTONIN AVGVST. – ANTONINVS PIVS AVG. his head or bust.
Rev. : AEL MVNICIP COIL or COEL or AEL MVNI COEL ANT.
5570 Artemis huntress advancing right. Plate VI 24.
5571 Prow; three cornucopiae or grain ears above.
5572 Prow; cornucopiae above. Plate XXXIV 8.
Thracian Chersonese, Coela. Caracalla Ζ19. ca 209-217 AD. ANTONINVS PI AV, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / AELMIVN (sic!) CIP, COEL beneath, prow of galley right, cornucopia above.
5573 Marsyas standing, right hand raised, wineskin on left shoulder. Plate XXII 7.
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Geta (209 – 212 A.D.)

5574 P SEPTI GETA CAES PONT. His bust right.
Rev. : MVNICIP COEL. Prow; cornucopiae above. Plate XXXIV 8.

Macrinus (217 – 218 A.D.)

5575 M OP CEV MACRINVS, laureate head right or or laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev. : AEL MVNIVIP COIL. Prow, cornucopiae above. Plate XXXIV 8.
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Elagabalus (218 – 222 A.D.)

M AVR ANTONINVS P F AVG. – IMP C AVR ANTO P F AVG, laureate head right or or laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev. : AEL MVNI COEL. – AEL MVNICIP COIL. – AEL MVNICIP COIL AN.
5576 Prow. Cornucopiae above. Plate XXXIV 8.
5577 Silenos or Marsyus standing, wineskin on shoulder. Plate XXII 7 – 8.
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Severus Alexander (222 – 235 A.D.)

IMP ALEXANDER or IMP C ALEXANDER, laureate head right or or laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev. : AEL MVNI COIL A. – AEL MVNICIP COEL.
5578 Artemis walking right, holding long torch. Plate VI 23.
5579 Prow, cornucopiae above. Plate XXXIV 8.
Severus Alexander AE19 of Thracian Chersonese, Coela. (...) ALEXANDER AVG, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / AEL MVNICIP COELA, prow left, cornucopiae above.
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Maximinus I Thrax (235 – 238 A.D.)

5580 IMP MAXIMINVS AVG or IMP MAXIMINVS P M, laureate head right or or laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / AEL MVN COEL or AEL MVN COIL A. Prow; cornucopiae above. Plate XXXIV 8.
Maximinus I AE19 of Coela, Thracian Chersonese. IMP MAXIMINVS P M, laureate draped bust right / AI MVN COELA, prow right.
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Maximus (son of Maximinus I)

5581 IVL VE MAXIMVS. His head or bust. Rev. : AEL MVNICIPI COEL or AEL MVNI CVELA (sic). Prow, cornucopiae above. Plate XXXIV 8.
Maximus Caesar AE19 of Coela, Thrace. (IVL VE) MAXIMVS, laureate bust right / AEL MVNCIPI COELA, prow left, cornucopiae above.
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Gordian III (238 – 244 A.D.)

IMP CAES M ANT GORDIAN, laureate head right or or laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev. : AEL MVNICIP COEL AN. – AELI MVNICIP CVEL. – AEL MVNICIPI CVLLA. (sic).
5582 Genius standing right.
5583 Silenos or Marsyus advancing right, with wineskin on shoulder. Plate XXII 7.
5584 Genius, naked to waist, standing left, holding statuette of Tyche and cornucopiae.
Varbanov 2934Artemis standing left, holding patera and torch.
Gordian III AE24 of Coela, Thracian Chersonese. IMP CA M AN GORDIANVS, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / AEL MVNICIP COEL, Artemis standing left holding patera & long torch.
Chaix 122Gordian III AE25 of Coela, Thrace. IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / AEL MVNICIP COEL, prow surmounted by cornucopiae. Chaix, 122 ("1100 monnaies imperiales grecques et coloniales", 1889)

Philip Sr (244 – 249 A.D.)

IMP PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate, draped bust right.
Rev. : AEL MVN COILWE (sic) or AEL MVN COEL ANT or AEL MVNI COELA.
5585 Prow, cornucopiae above. Plate XXXIV 8.
5586 Silenos or Marsyus standing, wineskin on shoulder. Plate XXII 7 – 8.
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Philip II (244 – 249 A.D.)

M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate head right.
Rev. : AEL MVNI COEL AN.
5587 Prow, cornucopiae above. Plate XXXIV 8.
ADD 5587AArtemis standing left, holding patera & torch.
Philip II AE25 of Coela, Thrace. IMP PHILIPPVS AVG, draped bust right / AEL MVN COELA, Artemis standing left holding patera & long torch. Varbanov -. BMC 14 var (this reverse for Gallienus).
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Trebonianus Gallus (251 – 253 A.D.)

IMP VIB TREB GALLVS AVG. His or bust.
Rev. : AEL MVNICIP COEL.
5588 She-wolf suckling Romulus and Remus. Plate XXII 2.
5589 Aeneus carrying his father Anchises on his shoulder and leading his son Ascanius by the hand.
5590 Silenos or Marsyus, wineskin on shoulder. Plate XXII 7 – 8.

Volusian (251 – 253 A.D.)

VIB ASINI VOLVSSIA (sic) CA. or G VIBIVS AFINI VOLVS CAI. His head or bust right.
Rev. : AELI MVNICIP COEL.
5591 Silenos or Marsyus with wineskin on shoulder. Plate XXII 7 – 8.
5592 Tetrastyle temple with Genius, bare to waist within, holding statuette of Tyche and cornucopiae. Plate XI 26 – 30.
5593 Tetrastyle temple with Silenos standing within, wineskin on shoulder.
ADD 5593AVolusian AE25 of Coela, Thrace. VIB ASINI VOLVSSIA CA, bare head right / AELI MVNICIP COEL, bust of Tyche left, wearing kalathos, cornucopiae at shoulder.
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Gallienus (253 – 268 A.D.)

IMP GALLIENVS or IMP GALLIHN (sic). His head or bust.
Rev. : AEL MVNICIP COIL. – AEL MVNICIP COEL.
5594 Artemis holding patera and long torch.
5595 Artemis (?) in short chiton, walking left, holding patera and long torch.
5596 Uncertain deity, holding stemmed cup or kantharos, and cornucopiae.
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