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The Ancient Coinage of Dionysopolis

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Moesia Inferior, Dionysopolis (now Balchik)

Autonomous bronze coins.

66 Veiled, female head right. Rev. : DIONUSOPOLITWN in several lines within wreath of wheat-ears.
Moesia Inferior, Dionysopolis, 2nd-3rd Century AD, AE20. Veiled head of Demeter right, torch(?) before / DION-UCO P-OLEI in several lines within wreath of corn ears. SGI 4822.
67 As above. Rev: Same or similar legend but within a laurel wreath.
68 Head of Serapis right, wearing modius. Rev. : Same or similar legend, Hermes standing with caduceus and purse.
69 Woman's head right, thyrsos behind head. Rev. : Same or similar legend, Dionysos standing, holding cup with 2 handles and thyrsos.
70 Dionysos' head right, wreathed with ivy. Rev. : Same or similar legend within wreath of vine with clusters. Plate II 1.
71 Veiled head of Demeter right, wreathed with corn; torch before. Rev. : Same or similar legend within wreath of corn. Plate II 2.
72 Veiled head of Demeter right, wreathed with corn. Rev. : DIONU TIMO around and in fields, Woman's figure (Cybele?) seated left, holding patera. Plate XII 6.
Thrace, Dionysopolis AE22. 3rd Century BC. Vieled bust of Demeter right / DIONU, TIMO below, Cybele seated left holding patera. SNG BM Black Sea 217.
73 Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy. Rev. : DIONU, star and a staff in an ivy wreath. Plate II 3.
73AHead of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy. Rev. DION, thyrsus.
Thrace, Dionysopolis AE 12mm. After 3rd century BC. Wreathed head of Dionysos right / DION, thyrsos. NumCirc December 1997, pg. 372, 9.
74 Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy. Rev.: DIONU. Two stars and a club, all within ivy wreath. Below TIMI.
75 Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy. Rev. : DIONUCOPO. Woman seated left (Cybele?), holding patera.
76 Turreted and veiled head of Tyche right, countermark: turreted head. Rev. : DIONUS around, DHMOS below, Tyche, turreted, seated left holding patera.
77 Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy. Rev. : DIONUSO. Grapevine with clusters and monogram. Plate XII 4.
78 Wreathed and bearded head of Dionysos right. Rev. : DIONUCOPOLIT, Cornucopiae.
79 Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy. Rev. : DIONUS, bunch of grapes or vine-cluster.
Dionysopolis, Moesia Inferior, AE16. 3rd century BC. Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy / DIONUS, bunch of grapes.
80 Bearded head of Herakles right Rev. : DIONUSOPOLEI, cornucopiae.
81As 80 but Rev: bunch of grapes, monogram (?) below.

Alexander III

Silver
82 Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress. Rev. BASILEWS ALEXANDROU. Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre, LEON below.
Alexander III AR Tetradrachm. Dionysopolis mint. Struck 225-190 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress. Rev. BASILEWS ALEXANDROU. Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre; bunch of grapes to left, monogram beneath throne.
83 As 82 but LEONTISKOI below. Plate XII 2.

Imperial bronze coins

Antoninus Pius (138 – 161 )

CEBACTOY ANTWNEINOC, His head right. Rev : DIONUCOPOLEITWN
Images:
84 Torch.
Antoninus Pius AE19 of Dionysopolis, Moesia Inferior. ANTW CEBAC, head right / DIONUCOPOLITW, flaming torch.
85 3 Assaria. Demeter, turreted, standing, holding torch and bunches of grapes. G in field.

Lucilla (Lucius Verus' wife)

86 LOUKILLA CEBACTH. – Her bust left. Rev: DIONUCOPOLEITWN. Tripod altar. (Thymiaterion). Plate V 4.

Commodus (176 – 192 )

AVT KAI M AVPHA KOMODOC. – KOMODOC AVT KAI. – His head right.
Rev : DIONUCOPOLEITWN.
87 3 Assaria. Demeter, veiled, standing, holding two corn-ears and long burning torch. G in field. Plate XII 1.
87ATorch.
Commodus AE15 of Dionysopolis, Moesia Inferior. AUT KAI M AUR KOMODOC, laureate head right / DIONUSOPOLEITWN, lighted torch.
88 Herakles, naked, standing, holding club and lion's skin. Plate XII 3.
Commodus AE20mm of Dionysopolis, Moesia Inferior. AYT KAI M AYPH KOMODOC, laureate head right / DIONYCOPOLEITWN, Herakles standing left, resting right hand on club & holding lion's skin in left.
88AHead of Herakles.

Commodus AE19 of Dionysopolis, Moesia Inferior. AYT KAI M AYPH KOMODOC, laureate head right / DIONYCOPOLEITWN, bearded head of Heracles right.

Septimius Severus (193 – 211)

AY K L CEPT CEVHPOC P. – AY K L CEP CEVHPOC. – His head or bust.
Rev : DIONUCOPOLEITWN - DIONUCOPOLITWN
89 4 Assaria. Serapis standing, holding patera and cornucopiae. D in field. Plate X 14.
90 Dionysos standing, holding cup and thyrsos; panther at foot left, E in field. Plate VIII 7.
Septimius Severus AE 27 (Pentassarion) of Dionysopolis, Thrace. AY K L CEP - CEYHRO, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / DIONUCO-P-OLEITWN, Dionysos, in short chiton and with shoes, standing front, head left, holding thyrsos & emptying a kantharos over his panther at foot left, which is looking up to him & raising right foot. E to right. AMNG 375v.
90AGrapes on a vine.
Septimius Severus AE16 Assarion of Dionysopolis, Moesia Inferior. AV K L CE PT CEVHPOC, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / DIONUCOPOLEITWN, bunch of grapes on a vine.
91 2 Assaria. Herakles Farnesi standing, foot on rock, one hand behind his back. B in field. Plate XI 13.

Julia Domna (wife of Septimius Severus)

IOVLIA DOMNA CEBACTH. – Her head or bust.
Rev : DIONUCOPOLEITWN
92 Herakles naked, standing right, with club and lion's skin. B in field
93 Herakles standing with a club and an apple. B in field

Caracalla (198 – 217 )

AY K M AY ANTWNEINOC. – AVTO KAIC M AYP ANTWNEINOC or ANTWNINOC – His head or bust.
Rev : DIONYCOPOLEITWN
94 Tyche standing with helmet and cornucopiae, cross in field.
95 Homonoia standing with patera and cornucopiae. Below D. Plate IX 6.
96 Serapis standing, holding patera and cornucopiae. D. Plate X 14.
Caracalla (or possibly Elagabalus?) AE25 of Dionysopolis, Moesia Inferior. AV K M AV ANTWNINO, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / DIONUCOPOLEITWN, Serapis standing left holding patera & cornucopiae.
97 Dionysos standing, head left, holding a kantharos and thyrsos, panther at foot, E in field.
Caracalla AE26 Pentassarion of Dionysopolis, Moesia Inferior. AVTO KAIC M AVP ANTWNEINOC, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / DIONUCOPOLEITWN, Dionysos standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos; panther at feet left.

Geta (209 – 212)

98 AV K L CEP GETAC. – His head. Rev. : DIONUCOPOLEITWN. Demeter standing, holding corn-ears and burning torch. G in field. Plate VII 23.

Elagabalus (218 – 222 )

99 (similar or same as Caracalla) His head right. Rev. : DIONUCOPOLITWN. Upright torch.

Julia Maesa (Elagabalus' grandmother)

100 IOVLIA MAICA CEBA. – Her bust. Rev. : DIONYCOPOLEITWN. Demeter, veiled, standing, holding two corn-ears and burning torch. G. Plate VII 23.

Severus Alexander (222 – 235)

AVT K M AVP CEVH ALEXANDROC. – His head or bust.
Rev : DIONUCOPOLEITWN - DIONYCOPOLITWN
101 Genius standing left by altar, holding patera and cornucopiae; D in field.
Severus Alexander AE26 Tetrassarion of Dionysopolis, Moesia Inferior. AVT K M AVP CEVH ALEXANDPOC, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / DIONVCOPOLEITWN, The Great God standing left by altar, holding patera; D to right. SNG Cop 662.
102 Bunch of grapes on a vine.
103 Demeter standing, holding corn-ears and long burning torch; V below. Plate VII 23.
104 Dionysos in short togs, standing, holding a cup and thyrsos (sceptre); panther at foot, E in field. Plate VIII 7.
Severus Alexander AE30 Pentassarion of Dionysopolis, Moesia Inferior. AVT K M AVP CEVH ALEXANDPOC, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / DIONVCOPOLEITWN, Dionysus standing left, pouring wine from oinochoe to panther seated below, and holding thyrsus, E to right.
105 Upright torch, lighted.
Severus Alexander AE19 Assarion of Dionysopolis, Moesia Superior. AVT K M AVP CEV ALEXANDROC, laureate head right / DIONUCOPOLEITWN, lighted torch. Pick 382.
106 Homonoia standing left by altar, holding patera and cornucopiae. Sometimes D in field.
107 Serapis standing left by altar, holding patera and cornucopiae. D in field. Plate X 12.
Severus Alexander AE25 Tetrassaria of Dionysopolis, Moesia Inferior. AVT K M AVP CEVH ALEXANDPOC, draped, cuirassed & laureate bust right / DIONVCOPOLEITWN, Serapis standing left by altar, holding patera & cornucopiae, D in right field. SGI 3267, BMC 1.

Julia Mamaea (Severus Alexander's mother)

108 IOVLIA MAMAIA CEB. – Her bust right. Rev. : DIONUCOPOLEITWN. Herakles naked, standing, holding club and lion's skin; B in field Plate XI 10.
Julia Mamaea AE 20mm 2-assaria of Dionysopolis, Moesia Inferior. IOVLIA MAMAEA CEB, diademed draped bust right / DIONVCOPOLEITWN, Herakles standing left, resting right hand on club and holding lion's skin in left; B in left field.

Gordian III (238 – 244 )

AVT K M ANTW GORDIANOC AVG. – AVT K M ANTWNINOC GORDIANOC CEB. – His head or bust.
Rev : DIONUCOPOLEITWN - DIONUCOPOLITWN.
109 Demeter, veiled, standing, holding corn-ears and sceptre. E.
110 Demeter standing, holding corn-ears and long torch.
111 Coiled serpent with head up; E in field. Plate VIII 23.
Gordian III AE Pentassarion of Dionysopolis in Thrace. Laureate bust right, facing bust of Serapis / Agathodaemon serpent coiled right; E in left field. AMNG 402.
112 City name in 3 lines within laurel wreath. E below or in field.
113 Serapis standing, holding sceptre and raising right hand. E in field. Plate X 13.
114 Serapis standing left by altar, modius on head, holding patera and cornucopiae. D in field. Plate X 12.
Gordian III AE26 from Dionysopolis. Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / Serapis standing left by altar, modius on head, holding patera and cornucopiae. SGI 3267.
115 Herakles standing, holding club. E in field.
Gordian III AE21 Diassarion of Dionysopolis, Moesia Inferior. AVT K M ANT GORDIANOC, laureate head right / DIONUCOPOLITWN, Herakles standing right, head left, leaning on club, lionskin draped over arm, and holding apples of the Hesperides, B in left field.
116 Hygieia, standing, feeding a serpent in arms. E in field. Plate XI 9.

Gordian & Serapis

AVT K M ANTW GORDIANOC AVG. – Their busts vis-ΰ-vis (facing one another).
Rev : DIONUCOPOLEITWN or DIONUCOPOLEITWN.
117 Aesklepios standing with a serpent entwined staff. Plate VI 25.
Gordian III AE 26mm Pentassarion of Dionysopolis. (M ANTWNIOC) GORDIANOC AVG, AVT K below, confronted busts of Gordian & Serapis / DIONVCOPOLEITWN, Aesklepios standing facing, head left, holding serpent entwined staff. E to left.
118 Athena seated left, holding spear and shield. E in field.
119 Demeter, veiled, , standing, holding corn-ears and torch or sceptre. E in field. Plate VII 23.
Gordian III AE Pentassarion (AE24) of Dionysopolis, Moesia Inferior. ANTONIOC GORDIANOC, laureate, draped bust of Gordian facing bust of Serapis, AVT K M in ex. / DIONUCOPOLEITWN, Demeter standing left with corn ears and sceptre, E to right. Pick 388v.
120 Dionysos naked, standing, holding a cup and a thyrsos, panther at foot. E in field. Plate VIII 6.
Gordian III & Serapis AE27 Pentassarion of Dionysopolis, Moesia Inferior. ANTWNIOC GOPDIANOC AVG / AVT KM, confronted busts of Gordian & Serapis / DIONVCO-POLEITWN, Dionysos, naked, standing facing, holding cantharos above head & bunch of grapes, panther at foot right, E to left.
121 Zeus seated left, holding patera and sceptre. E in field. Plate XII 5.
Gordian III & Serapis AE27 Pentassarion of Dionysopolis, Moesia Inferior. AVT K M ANT GORDIANOC AVG, confronted busts / DIONVCOPOLEITWN, Zeus seated left, holding patera & sceptre, E to left.
122 Coiled serpent with head up. E in field. Plate VIII 23.
Gordian III & Serapis AE28 Pentassarion of Dionysopolis, Moesia Inferior. ANTWNINO GORDIANOC AVG, AVT K M below, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust of Gordian facing draped bust of Serapis / DIONVCOPOLEITWN, coiled serpent with head right, E to left.
123 Homonoia, modius on head, standing left by altar, holding patera and cornucopiae. E in field. Plate IX 8.
Gordian III & Serapis AE26 Pentassarion of Dionysopolis, Moesia Inferior. M ANT GORDIANOC AV G-AVT KM, confronted busts / DIONVCOPOLEITWN, Homonoia standing left, holding patera over burning altar & cornucopiae, E to right.
124 Homonoia standing left, holding patera and cornucopiae. Plate IX 6.
Gordian III AE30 Pentassarion, of Dionysopolis. Bust of Gordian III right facing draped bust of Serapis left / Homonia (Concordia) standing left with patera & cornucopiae.
125 Rider on horseback pacing right, chlamys is flying out behind him, holding cornucopiae? . E in field.
Gordian III & Serapis AE24 Pentassarion of Dionysopolis, Moesia Inferior. AVT K M ANT GORDIANOC AVG, confronted busts / DIONVCOPOLEITWN, emperor on horseback right, E in ex.
126 City name in three lines within laurel wreath; E below. Plate XII 8.
Gordian III & Serapis AE Pentassarion of Dionysopolis, Moesia Inferior. M ANT GOPDIANOC AVG-AVT KM around confronted busts of Gordian & Serapis / DION/VCOPOLEITWN, E below, legend in three lines within laurel wreath.
127 Nemesis – Aequitas standing, holding scales and cornucopiae; wheel at foot. E in field. Plate VIII 10.
Gordian III & Serapis AE26 of Dionysopolis. ANTWNINOC GORDIANOC, AVT K M in ex, confronted busts of Gordian & Serapis / DIONUCOPOLEITWN, Nemesis-Dikaiosyne standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae, wheel at foot left, E in upper right field.
128 Nemesis standing, holding measure (arshin) and sling; wheel at foot. E in field. Plate IX 23.
129 Serapis, modius on head, standing, holding sceptre. E in field.
Gordian III & Serapis AE26 of Dionysopolis. ANTWNINOC GORDIANOC AVG, AVT K M below, confronted busts of Gordian & Serapis / DIONUCOPOLEITWN, Serapis standing left with raised hand & holding sceptre, E to left.
130 Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. E in field. Plate X 29.
Gordian III & Serapis AE27 Pentassarion of Dionysopolis, Moesia Inferior. •M•ANTW•GORDIANOC•AVG•, confronted busts, •AVT•K• below / DIONVCOPOLEITWN, Tyche standing left holding rudder & cornucopiae, E to left. AMNG 401.
131 Hera standing with patera and sceptre. Plate XI 21.
132 Herakles standing, holding a club and three apples. E.
Gordian III AE 29mm Pentassarion of Dionysopolis. AVT K M ANTWNIOC GORDIANOC AVG, confronted busts of Gordian & Serapis / DIONVCOPOLEITWN, Herakles standing left, holding club, lion skin & apples. E in field.
133 Hygieia standing, feeding serpent in arms from patera. E in field. Plate XI 9.
Gordian III AE 25mm Pentassarion of Dionysopolis. AVT K M ANTWNIOC GORDIANOC AVG, confronted busts of Gordian & Serapis / DIONVCOPOLITWN, Hygieia standing right, feeding serpent in arms from patera. E in field.
134 Temple, Dionysos standing within, patera at side. E in field.
135 Tetrastyle temple (4 columns), statue of Dionysos within. E in field. Plate XI 29.
Gordian III & Serapis AE 25 of Dionysopolis. M ANTW GORDIANOC AYG, confronted busts, AYT K below / DION - Y - C - OPOL / EITWN, tetrastyle temple with trigonal pediment, decorated with crescent, floral elements(?) as acroteria. Within, a statue of Dionysos, nude, standing with thyrsos, right hand stretched out to panther, jumping up to him, E to right. AMNG 392

Gordian & Tranquillina

136Confronted busts. Rev: DIONUCOPOLEITWN. Coiled serpent with head up. Plate VIII 23.
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