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The Ancient Coinage of Edessa

Listed by Moushmov Number

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

EDESSA

Now Voden
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Imperial bronze coins.
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Augustus (33 B.C. – 14 A.D.)

6251 KAIΣAP ΣEBAΣTOΣ. His head. Rev. : EΔEΣΣAIΩΝ in two lines within laurel wreath. Plate XLIV 19.
RPC 1520. Augustus AE22 of Edessa, Macedonia. KAISAR SEBASTOS, laureate head right / EDES/SAIWN, two lines in laurel wreath.
6252 AYTOK… Augustus' head right. Rev. : EΔEΣΣA(IΩΝ) goat lying right. 15 mm.
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Augustus & Tiberius

6253 ΣEBAΣTOΣ ΘEOΣ E…Augustus' head left. Rev. : TIBEPIOΣ KAIΣAP ΣEBAΣTOΣ. Tiberius' head left. Plate XLIV 18.
RPC 1524. Tiberius & Divus Augustus AE23 of Macedonia, Edessa. TIBERIOU KAISAR SEBASTOS, bare head of Tiberius left / SEBASTOS QEOS EDES, laureate head of Augustus left. SNG Cop 162.
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Tiberius & Livia

6254 TI KAIΣAP ΣEBAΣTOΣ. Tiberius' head. Rev. : ΣEBAΣTH EΔEΣΣAIΩΝ. Livia’s head right.
RPC 1526. Tiberius & Livia AE21 of Macedonia, Edessa. KAISAR SEBASTOS, laureate head of Tiberius right / EDESSAIWN SEBASTH, head of Livia right. SGI 315.
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Tiberius (14 – 37 A.D.)

6255 TIBEPIOΣ KAIΣAP ΣEBAΣTOΣ. His head right. Rev. : ΣEBAΣTOΣ ΘEOΣ EΔEΣΣAIΩΝ. August’s laureate head left.
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Livia (wife of Augustus)

6256 EΔEΣΣAIΩΝ ΣEBAΣTH. Her head right. Rev. : TI KAIΣAP ΣEBAΣTOΣ. Tiberius' laureate head right.
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Hadrian (117 – 138 A.D.) AYTOKPATΩP AΔPIANOC KAICAP. His head or bust. Rev. : ЄΔЄCCAIΩN.

6257 Roma seated on ruins, holding Nike; behind a woman is placing a wreath on her head. Plate XLIV 20-21.
6258 Woman with turreted crown on her head, holding little statue and resting on spear; the statue is holding globe. Below – goat rearing on its hindlegs.
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Marcus Aurelius (161 – 180 A.D.)

6259 AYTOKP MAP ANTWNINOC KAI. – AYTOKPATOP (sic) ANTONINOC (sic) KAICAP. His head. Rev. : ЄΔECCAIΩN. Roma seated on ruins (or weapons), behind a woman is placing a wreath on her head. Sometimes behind the woman goat. Plate XLIV 20-21.
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Septimius Severus (193 – 211 A.D.)

6260 AY K Λ CЄΠ CЄYHPOC Π. His head. Rev. : ЄΔЄCCAIΩN. Roma seated on cuirass, holding Nike; behind a woman is placing a wreath on her head. Plate XLIV 20 – 21.
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Julia Domna (wife of Septimius Severus)

6261 IOYΛIA ΔOMNA CЄB. Her head. Rev. : ЄΔЄCCЄΩN (sic). Roma seated on weapons, holding Nike; behind – woman standing with cornucopiae, placing wreath on her head. Plate XLIV 20 – 21.
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Caracalla (198 – 217 A.D.)

Obv: AY K M AYP ANTΩNINOC CEB.
- AYT M AYPH … - AY K MAP AY ANTΩNINOC. His head.
Rev: EΔECCAIΩN.
6262 Roma seated on cuirass, holding Nike; behind a woman is placing a wreath on her head and holding palm. Plate XLIV 20.
Caracalla AE24 of Macedonia, Edessa. AVT K M AVP ANTWNEINOC, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / EDECCEITWN, Roma seated left on cuirass, holding Nike; Tyche stands behind her, holding a rudder & placing wreath on her head.
6263 The same image, but the woman is holding cornucopiae instead of palm. Plate XLIV 21.
6264 Roma seated on ruins, holding Nike; behind a woman is holding cornucopiae and placing a wreath on her head; goat below.
6265 Tetrastyle temple with idol. Plate XI 26 – 30.
6265ATyche standing left, goat at foot, between river gods mounted on pedestals.
Caracalla Ζ26mm of Edessa, Macedonia. (MAP AV AV)T ANTWNEINOC, laureate draped bust right, seen from behind / EDECCAIWN, goddess standing left, raising drapery with both hands, small goat(?) left, and flanked by two river gods, holding reeds, atop pyramidal shaped columns. NISC.
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Geta (209 – 212 A.D.)

6266 Π CEΠTI … EY K. His head. Rev. : EΔECCAIΩN. Roma seated on cuirass, holding Nike; behind a woman standing, holding cornucopiae and placing wreath on her head. Plate XLIV 20.
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Macrinus (217 – 218 A.D.)

6267 M OΠEΛ CEY MAKPEINOC AY. His bust right. Rev. : ЄΔCЄЄΩΝ. The image of Roma seated. Nex to her – goat.
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Diadumenian (son of Macrinus)

6268 …His head. Rev. : EΔEΣΣEΩN. Roma seated, holding the idol of Nike; behind Nike is placing wreath on her head. Plate XLIV 21.
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Elagabalus (218 – 222 A.D.)

Obv: AY K M AYP ANTΩNINOC CEB.
- AY K M AYP ANTΩNINOC. His head.
Rev: EΔECCAIΩN.
6269 Roma seated on cuirass, holding Nike; behind a woman with sceptre in hand, is placing wreath on her head. In front of Roma hart. Plate XLIV 20.
6270 Roma seated left; behind woman, with cornucopiae, is placing wreath on her head. Plate XLIV 21.
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Julia Paula (wife of Elagabalus)

6271 …ΠAYΛA…Her head. Rev. : EΔECCAIΩN. Image of Roma seated. Plate XLIV 20 – 21.
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Severus Alexander (222 – 235 A.D.)

6272 AY K M AYP AΛEΞANΔPOC. – AY K M A CE AΛEΞANΔPOΣ. His head or bust. Rev. : EΔECCAIΩN. Roma seated, and behind woman, holding palm or spear, is placing wreath on her head. Plate XLIV 20.
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Julia Mamaea (mother of S. Alexander)

6273 IOYΛIA MAMAEA CEB. Her head. Rev. : ЄΔЄCCAIΩN. Roma seated, and behind woman, holding cornucopiae or palm, is placing wreath on her head. Goat below. Plate XLIV 20 – 21.
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Maximus (son of Maximinus)

6274 Γ IOYΛ MAΞIMOΣ KAIΣAP. His head. Rev. : ЄΔECCЄΩΝ. Roma seated, and behind woman, holding palm or cornucopiae, is placing wreath on her head. Plate XLIV 20 – 21.
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Gordian III (238 – 244 A.D.)

6275 AYT K M ANTNIOC (sic) ΓOPΔIANOC. – M ANTΩNIOC Γ… - AY K M ANT ΓOPΔIANOC. His head or bust. Rev. : ЄΔΕCCEΩN. – ЄΔECCAIΩN. Roma seated; behind – woman, holding cornucopiae or sceptre, is placing wreath on her head; Roma with goat. Plate XLIV 20 – 21.
Gordian III Ζ 25mm of Macedon, Edessa. AVT K M ANTNTW GORDIANOC, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / EDECCAIWN, Roma Nikephoros seated left on shield, holding a small goat(?), crowned by Tyche standing behind, turreted & holding cornucopiae. BMC 26.
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Tranquillina (wife of Gordian)

6276 CABINIA TPANKYΛΛЄINA. – CABEINIA TPANKYΛΛЄINA AYΓ. Her head or bust. Rev. : ЄΔЄCCAIΩN. – ЄΔЄCCЄΩN. Roma seated; behind – woman, holding sceptre is placing wreath on her head. Plate XLIV 20 – 21.
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Philip Senior (244 – 249 A.D.)

6277 AY K MA IOYΛIOC ΦIΛIΠΠOC. His head. Rev. : ЄΔЄCCAIΩN. – ЄΔЄCCЄΩN OMONOIA. Roma seated; behind – woman, holding cornucopiae or palm, is placing wreath on her head. Plate XLIV 20 – 21.
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Philip Junior (244 – 249 A.D.)

6278 AY K MA IOYΛIOC ΦIΛIΠΠOC. His head. Rev. : ЄΔЄCCEΩN OMONOIA. Roma seated; behind – woman, sometimes holding palm, is placing wreath on her head. Plate XLIV 20.
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Gallienus (253 – 268 A.D.)

6279 ΓAΛΛIHNOΣ AYΓ. His head. Rev. : ЄΔЄCCAIΩN. Dionysos standing left, holding bunch of grapes and thyrsos decorated with ribbons. Plate VIII 5.
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