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The Ancient Coinage of Odessos

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ODESSOS
(200 BC)
(now Varna)

Autonomous coins.

Silver.

1525 Zeus' bearded, diademed head right. Rev. : QEOU MEGALOU KURSA ODHSITWN. Zeus standing left, holding a patera in each hand. 35 mm. Plate II 15.
1526 Same obverse. Rev. : Same image as 1525, but QEOU MEGALOU KURSA and ODH in the field beneath the patera. 33 mm.

Bronze.

1527 Zeus (?) bearded, laureate head right. Rev. : ODHSITWN. Serapis on horseback, riding right, holding cornucopiae in right hand; EL or monogram below.
Thrace, Odessos AE20. ca 200 BC. Laureate head of Zeus right / Heros, the Rider God of Odessos, riding right on high stepping horse, cloak flying behind him, EL below, ODHSITWN in ex.
1528 Same obverse. Rev. : ODHSITWN. Horseman right, HP beneath the horse. Plate II 18.
Thrace, Odessos AE 20mm. 3rd century BC. Laureate head of Zeus right / ODHSITWN, horseman right, AP monogram below. AMNG 547.
1529 Laureate head of Apollo right. Rev. : ODHSIT or ODHSITWN. River god reclining half-left, right hand over prow, left hand resting on urn and holding cornucopiae.
Thrace, Odessos. ca 270-250 BC. AE17mm. Diademed female head right, in necklace / The Great God reclining left on plinth inscribed ODHSITWN, holding patera in right hand, cornucopiae in left, inverted amphora in left field. SNG BMC 294, SNG Cop 669.
1530 Same obverse. Rev. : The same legend. River god with radiate wreath, holding patera in right hand and with left hand leaning on thrown down urn and holding cornucopiae; in the field EL. Plate II 21.
1531 Head of Hermes right, wearing petatos; caduceus behind. Rev. : ODHSI EALH. Cornucopiae. Plate III 4.
1532 Laureate head of Apollo right. Rev. : ODHS. River god bearded, naked, reclining half-left, right hand on his knee and left hand resting on urn; thyrsos to left, AP above. Plate II 22.
1533 Same Obverse. Rev. : ODHS. River god reclining half-left, holding patera in right hand, with left hand leaning on urn and holding cornucopiae, AP above.
1534 Same Obverse. Rev. : ODHSITWN. River god, reclining half-left, right hand on his knee and with left hand leaning on a rock.
Thrace, Odessos AE17. Ca 200 BC. Laureate head of Apollo right / ODHSITWN below figure of the Great God reclining left.
1535 Apollo's head right, bound with taenia. Rev. : ODHSIT. River god reclining half-left, holding rudder and leaning on a rock.
Odessos, Thrace, AE14. After 200 BC. Laureate head of Apollo right / ODESIT beneath river god reclining left on a rock, holding rudder.
1536 Zeus' and Hera's heads right. Rev. : ODHSITWN. River god, reclining half-left, holding cornucopiae and lighthouse.
1537 Artemis' head right; crescent in field. Rev. : AGA ODH. Quiver, upright.
1538 Woman's head right. Rev. : ODHS P. Laurel wreath with cornucopiae and bunch of grapes within.
1539 Herakles' head with lion's skin right. Rev. : ANA ODH. Club, upright.
1540 Hermes' head with hat, right; caduceus behind. Rev. : AGA ODH. Fish.
1541 Athena's helmeted head right. Rev. : AGA ODH. Cornucopiae. Plate II 24.
1542 Apollo's head right. Rev. : Lyre (legend illegible).
1543 Dionysos' unbearded head right. Rev. : Cup with 2 handles. (legend illegible).
1544 Woman's head tied with ribbon, right. Rev. : ODHSITWN. River god, reclining half-left, holding lighthouse and resting on a rock. Plate II 20.
1545 Hermes' head with hat, right. Rev. : ODH QEO. Caduceus. Plate II 25.
1546 Demeter's veiled head, right. Rev. : ODH QE. Corn-ear. Plate II 26.
1547 Apollo's laureate head right. Rev. : ODHSITW. River god reclining half-left, right hand on his knee and holding patera, with left hand leaning on urn and holding cornucopiae; in the field above HP. Plate II 23.
Thrace, Odessos AE19. Late 3rd-2nd C. BC. Laureate head of Apollo right / ODHSIT below River God, naked, reclining half-left, holding patera, leaning left arm on amphora & holding cornucopiae; thyrsos to left; AP monogram above.
1548 Woman's head tied with ribbon, right. Rev. : ODHSITWN. The legend is over platfor on which river god, reclining half-left, holding lighthouse in right hand, resting left hand on urn and holding cornucopiae. Plate III 3.
1549 Jugate heads of Demeter and Proserpina right. Rev. : ODH AGA. Tree corn-ears. Plate III 5.
1550 Unbearded head looking downwards, river god reclining half-left, holding lighthouse and leaning on urn. Rev. : FILIPPOU. Horseman galloping right. Plate II 1.
1551 Herakles' youthful head covered with lion's skin, right; in the middle countermark with image of river god reclining half-left. Rev. : ALE..., Club, bow and the letters LI. Plate III 2.
1552 Bearded, wreathed head right. Rev. : ODHSI. Horseman galloping right and brandishing spear. Plate II 19.
1553 Artemis head right; quiver behind. Rev. : ODH QEO. Quiver. Plate III 12.

Alexander III (The Great). (336 323 BC)

Price, "Coinage of Alexander III.." nos. 1132 to 1210 (gold staters and silver tetradrachms. No bronzes.)

Silver.

1554 Herakles' head right, wearing lionskin. Rev. : BASILEWS ALEXANDROU KURSA. Zeus bearded, seated left on throne, holding eagle in right hand and sceptre in left hand. Monograms. 36 mm. Plate II 16.
1555 Same Obverse. Rev. : BASILEWS ALEXANDROU ODESTWN. The same image, EKA to left, large six-pointed star beneath the throne. 32 mm. 15 gr. Plate II 17.
1556 Same Obverse. Rev. : BASILEWS ALEXANDROU. The same image and monograms, letters and the shortened city name ODH. Plate IV 2.
Price 1192. Thrace, Odessos tetradrachm. Late 3rd-2nd C. BC. Laureate head of Apollo right / ODHSIT below River God, naked, reclining half-left, holding patera, leaning left arm on amphora & holding cornucopiae; thyrsos to left; AP monogram above. Price 1192.

Lysimachus (323 - 281 B.C.)

Gold.

1557 King's unbearded head right, decorated with ram's horn. Rev. : BASILEWS LUSIMACOU. Athena helmeted, seated left, holding Nike in right hand and resting with left hand on shield. in the field ODH in monogram, below KOI. Sometimes a trident. 20 mm. 8.50 gr. Plate III 20.

IMPERIAL BRONZE COINS

Augustus (33 BC 14 AD.)

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Augustus (33 BC - 14 AD)

1557A(RPC 1801) Augustus AE25 of Odessos, Thrace. Head right / OD H SIT and cornucopiae, all within wreath.

Domitian (81 96 A.D.)

1558 Legend illegible. His bust right. Rev. : ODHCCEITWN. River god half-naked, reclining half-left, right hand extended and with left hand resting on a rock.
1559 Domitian's head right (legend illegible). Rev. : ODH. Laurel wreath and cornucopiae with hanging bunch of grapes within. Plate IV 23.

Trajan (98 118 A.D.)

Obv:AVTO NEPOYA TPAIANO KAI CEB.
- AVTOKPATOPI HEPOYA TPAI KAI CE GEP ?A.
- AVTO NEPOYA TPAIANO KAI CE GEP. His head or bust.
Rev. : ODHCITWN.
- ODHCEITWN.
1560 Apollo half-naked seated left, holding laurel branch and lyre. Plate VI 13.
1561 Horseman right, holding spear in right hand and reins in left hand. Plate IV 3.
1562 Horseman galloping right, his mantle waving behind.
1563 Serapis standing left, holding patera and cornucopiae. Plate VIII 15.
1564 Serapis reclining half-left, holding cornucopiae. Plate V 6.

Hadrian (117 138 A.D.)

Obv:AVTOKPATWR ADPIANOC.
- AVT KAI TPAIANOC ADPIANOC.
- AVTOKPAT TPAIANOC ADPIANOC. His head or bust.
Rev. : DHCCEITWN.
- ODHCCITWN.
1565 Apollo naked, seated left, holding branch and resting on lyre. Plate VI 13.
1566 Demeter and Persephone standing face to face; Demeter holding corn-ears and long torch, Persephone holding patera and long torch. Plate IV 21.
1567 The emperor on horse galloping right and holding short spear.
1568 The emperor on horse right, holding long spear.
1569 The emperor advancing right, wielding bow.
1570 Homonoia standing left, holding patera and cornucopiae. Plate IV 20.
1571 River god reclinig half-left, right hand raised. Plate IV 6.
1572 Serapis standing left, holding patera and cornucopiae. Plate X 14.
1573 Herakles standing right, holding club and lion's skin. Plate XI 10.
1574 Herakles naked, standing left, holding club in right hand, left hand on his hip; lion's skin hanging over his shoulder.

Antoninus Pius (138 161 A.D.)

AV ADPIANOC ANTWNEINOC. His head or bust.
Rev. : ODHCCEITWN.
1575 Apollo with long robe seated left on throne, holding laurel branch and lyre set on the throne. Plate VI 13.
1576 Demeter veiled, standing, next to her Persephone veiled; Demeter holding corn-ears and long torch, Persephone holding wreath and long torch. Plate IV 21.
1577 Horseman galloping right, his mantle waving behind.
1578 Homonoia standing, looking left and holding patera and cornucopiae. Plate IX 6.
1579 Serapis standing, holding patera and cornucopiae. Plate X 14.
1580 Herakles naked, seated left on rock, resting with right hand on club and left hand on the rock.

Marcus Aurelius (161 180 A.D.)

Obv: AV K M ANTWNEINOC.
- M AVP ANTWNINOC.
- AV KAI MAP AVP ANTWNINOC. His head or bust.
Rev. : ODHCCEITWN.
1581 Apollo standing in female dress, chest bare, holding branch and lyre. Plate VI 13.
1582 The emperor on horse advancing right, holding long spear in right hand. Plate V 7.
1583 Homonoia standing in front of altar, holding patera and cornucopiae. Plate IX 8.
1584 Serapis standing, holding patera and cornucopiae. Plate X 14.
1585 Herakles naked, standing right, holding club and lion's skin. Plate XI 10.

Lucius Verus (161 169 A.D.)

1586 ..OVHPOC. His bust right. Rev. : ODHCCEITWN. Horseman advancing right.
Lucius Verus AE20 Assarion of Odessos, Thrace. AV KAI AVP OVHPOC, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / ODECCITWN, god-horseman Heros trotting right, bearing a spear.

Commodus (176 192 A.D.)

AVT K M AVP ANT KOMOD or KOMODOC.
- AVTOKP AVP ANT KOMO?. His head or bust.
Rev. : ODHCCEITWN.
1587 Apollo seated left, left hand set on lyre on platform or tripod.
1588 Apollo with women's clothes, seated, holding branch and lyre set on column. Plate VI 11.
1589 Two women standing, clasping hands.
1590 Demeter and Persephone standing face to face; Demeter holding corn-ears and torch and Persephone holding patera and torch. Plate IV 21.
Commodus AE26 Three-assarion of Odessos, Thrace. AVT K M ANT KOMODOC, laureate head right / ODHCCEITWN, Demeter, holding corn ears and long torch, standing facing Persephone holding patera and torch. BMC 11, SGI 1929.
1591 Horseman riding right, holding spear.
Commodus AE16 Assarion of Odessus, Thrace. AVT K M AVP KOMODOC, bare-headed & draped bust right / ODHCCITWN, god-horseman Heros riding right, holding a spear.
1592 Serapis standing left, holding patera and cornucopiae. Plate X 14.
Commodus AE25 of Odessus, Thrace. AVT K M AVP ANT KOMODOC, laureate head right / ODHCC EITWN, Great God of Odessus standing left holding cornucopiae and patera, lit altar at his feet.
1593 Herakles naked, standing left, holding club and lion's skin. Plate XI 10.

Septimius Severus (193 211 A.D.)

Obv: AV K L CEP CEVHPOC P.
- AVT K L CEP CEVHPOC PEPTINA.
- AV K L CEP CEVHPOC.
- AV K L CEP CEVHPOC PEPT.
- ? CEYHPOC P. His head or bust.
Rev. : ODHCCEITWN.
- ODECCITWN.
1594 Apollo seated left, holding branch in right hand, left hand resting on lyre set on tripod.
1595 Demeter and Persephone standing; Demeter holding corn-ears and torch and Persephone holding sceptre and poppy (?).
1596 Zeus with mantle, standing in front of burning altar, holding patera and cornucopiae. Plate VIII 15.
Septimius Severus AE 26 of Odessos, Thrace. Struck after 211 under Caracalla & Geta. DIVW CEV HPW PEIW, bare head right / ODHCCEITWN, The Great God of Odessos, in himation and kalathos, standing left, holding cornucopiae and sacrificing from patera over flaming altar to left. I/2, 2271.
1597 Homonoia with long robe, holding patera over altar and cornucopiae. Plate IX 8.
1598 Homonoia standing left, holding patera and cornucopiae. Plate IX 6.
1599 Horseman riding right, holding long spear. Plate V 8.
1600 Eagle flying left.
1601 Eagle standing left on thunderbolt.
1602 Serapis standing left by altar, holding patera and cornucopiae. Plate X 12.
Septimius Severus AE26 Four-assaria of Odessos, Thrace. AV K L CEP CEVHPOC P, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / ODHECEITWN, the Great God of Odessos standing left, sacrificing from patera over altar to left and holding cornucopiae.
1603 Serapis, radiate, standing by altar, holding patera and cornucopiae.
1604 Serapis standing left, holding patera and cornucopiae. Plate X 14.
Septimius Severus AE27 Four-assaria of Odessos, Thrace. AV K L CEP CEVHPOC P, laureate head right / ODHCCEITWN, Great God of Odessos standing left, holding patera & cornucopiae.
1605 Herakles naked, standing left, resting right hand on club and left hand on his hip; lion's skin over his shoulder.

Julia Domna (wife of S. Severus)

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Obv: IOVLIA DOMNA.
- IOVLIA DOMNA C or CE.
- IOVLIA CEVHPA CE. Her head or bust.
Rev. : ODHCCEITWN.
1606 Demeter and Persephone standing; Demeter on left, holding long torch in right hand and extending left hand to Persephone, holding corn-ears and torch. Plate IV 22.
Julia Domna AE24 Three-assarion of Odessos, Thrace. IOVLIA DOMNA C, draped bust right / ODECCEITWN, Demeter & Persephone standing facing, Demeter at left, holding long torch, extending hand to Persephone, holding two corn ears & torch. SNG Cop 673.
1607 Demeter and Persephone standing. Persephone on right, holding patera in left hand, and Demeter at left, holding corn-ears in left hand; holding a torch between them, altar between them.
1608 Herakles bearded, naked, standing, holding club in right hand and lion's skin in left. Plate XI 10.

Caracalla (198 217 A.D.)

Obv: AVT K M AVP SEVHP ANTWNINOS.
- AVT K M AVP ANTWNEINOC.
- AVT K M AVP CEOYH ANTWNINOC.
- M AVPH ANTWNINOC K.
- M AVP ANTWNINOC. His head or bust.
Rev. : ODHCCEITWN.
1609 Apollo laureate, half-naked, seated left on throne, holding laurel branch and lyre set on the throne. Plate VI 13.
Caracalla AE19 Diassarion of Odessos, Thrace. M AVP ANTWNEINOC, draped bust right / ODHCCEITWN, Apollo seated left, holding branch & leaning on lyre.
1610 Zeus standing left, holding patera over burning altar and cornucopiae. Plate VIII 15.
1611 The emperor on horseback right, holding long spear.
Caracalla AE15 Assarion of Odessos, Thrace. ANTWNEINOC PEIOC AVG, laureate bust right / ODECCEITWN, god-horseman Heros riding right, holding spear. AMNG 2288.
1612 Homonoia standing in front of burning altar, holding patera and cornucopiae. Plate IX 8.
1613 Serapis standing, offering sacrifice over burning altar and holding cornucopiae. Plate X 12.
Caracalla AE27 Four-assarion of Odessos, Thrace. AV K M AVP CEVHPOC ANTWNINO, laureate draped bust right / ODHCCEITWN, Great God of Odessos standing lefti, sacrificing from patera over flaming altar to left & holding corucopiae.
1614 Serapis standing, holding patera and sceptre.
1615 Herakles naked, standing left, holding club and lion's skin. Plate XI 10.
1616 Herakles naked, advancing left, holding club in right hand, left hand on his hip; lion's skin over his shoulder.

Geta (209 212 A.D.)

1617 AY K PO CEPT GETAC. His bust right. Rev. : ODHCCEITWN. Serapis standing left in front of altar, offering sacrifice and holding cornucopiae. Varbanov 4387-4389Plate X 12.
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Varbanov 4386Apollo seated left, holding laurel branch and lyre which rests on seat. Very rare.

Elagabalus (218 22 A.D.)

AVT K M AVP ANTWNEINOC. AVT K M AVP ANTWNEINOC AYG. His head or bust.
Rev. : ODHCCEITWN.
1618 Homonoia standing left, holding patera and cornucopiae. Plate IX 6.
1619 Roma seated on helmet, holding small Nike in right hand, left hand on her breast; being crowned by another Nike behind her.
1620 Serapis, kalathos on head, standing facing, looking left; in right hand holding patera over burning altar and in left hand cornucopiae. Plate X 12.
Elagabalus AE27 of Odessos, Thrace. AVT K M AVPHLI ANTWNEINOC, laureate head right / ODHCCEITWN, Serapis with kalathos on head, standing facing, head left, holding patera over burning altar and cornucopiae.
1621 Serapis with kalathos on his head, standing, holding patera and cornucopiae.
Elagabalus AE25 of Odessus, Thrace. AVT K M AVP ANTWNEINOC, laureate head right / ODHCCEITWN, Serapis standing left, holding patera & cornucopiae.

Aquilia Severa (wife of Elagabalus).

1622 AKVLIA CEYHPA CE. Draped bust right. Rev. : ODHCCEITWN. Demeter and Persephone standing. Demeter holding torch and corn-ears and Persephone only torch. Plate IV 22.

Julia Soemias (mother of Elagabalus)

1623 IOVVLIA COVAIMIC. Draped bust right.
Rev : ODHCCEITWN. Demeter and Persephone standing. Demeter holding torch and corn-ears and Persephone only torch. Plate IV 22.

Julia Maesa (grandmother of Elagabalus)

Obv: IOVLIA MAICA CE.
- IOVLIA MAICA AVGOV. Her head or bust right.
Rev : ODHCCEITWN.
1624 Demeter and Persephone standing; Demeter holding patera and sceptre and Persephone holding torch and corn-ears.
1625 Herakles naked, standing left, holding club in right hand, left hand lowered; lion's skin hanging over his shoulder.

Severus Alexander (222 235 A.D.)

Obv: M AVP ALEXANDPOC.
- K M AVP ALEXANDPOC. His head or bust.
Rev : ODHCCEITWN. ODHCCITWN.
1626 Apollo seated on rock left, holding branch and lyre set on the rock. Plate IV 1.
1627 Apollo in women's attire, seated left, right hand lowered, resting hand on lyre on his knee.
1628 Demeter and Persephone standing (as further above). Plate IV 22.
1629 Cybele with turreted crown, seated left on rock, holding corn-ears in right hand and resting left hand on drum.
1630 Homonoia with long mantle standing, offering sacrifice over altar and holding cornucopiae. Plate IX 8.
1631 Horseman riding right, right hand raised.
1632 Serapis on horseback riding right.
1633 Serapis standing left, offering sacrifice over altar and holding cornucopiae. Plate X 12.
Severus Alexander AE 27mm of Odessos, Thrace. M AVP ALEZANDROC, draped bust right / ODHCCEITWN, Serapis standing left holding patera over altar before him & cornucopiae. AMNG 2311, SNG Cop 677.
1634 Tyche standing, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Plate X 29.

Gordian III (238 244 A.D.)

Obv: AVT M ANT GORDIANOC AYG.
- AVT K M ANT GORDIANOC AYG.
- AY K M ANTONI GORDIANOC. His head or bust.
Rev : ODHCCEITWN.
1635Obv: Bust of Gordian left, with radiate crown on the head, with right raised head, holding globe in left hand. Rev. : Serapis with kalathos on his head, standing, holding patera over burning altar and cornucopiae in left hand. Medallion. 33 mm. Plate IV 3.
1636 Obv: Gordian's cuirassed bust left, with radiate crown on the head, with right raised hand, holding in left hand globe. Rev. : The emperor, radiate standing left, with right hand offering sacrifice over tripod and holding inverted spear in left hand. Medallion. 33 mm. Plate IV 5.
1637Obv: as 1636. Rev. : The emperor helmeted and with mantle, standing, holding wreath-bearing Nike on globe in right hand, and sceptre in left. Medallion.
Gordian III AE34 Ten-assarion Medallion of Odessos, Thrace. AVT K M ANT GORDIANOC AVG, radiate, mantled & cuirassed bust left with raised hand & holding globe / ODHCCEITWN, emperor in military attire & radiate, standing left holding Victory on globe & inverted spear. AMNG 2317, SNG Cop 679.
1638Obv: Radiate bust right, right hand raised, holding globe. Rev. : Asklepios and Hygieia standing. Aeskepios holding serpent-entwined staff and Hygeia feeding serpent in arms. Medallion, 37 mm.
Gordian III AE33 of Odessos, Thrace. AVT K M ANT GORDIANOC AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust left, raising right hand, holding globe in left / ODECCEITWN, Hygieia standing right feeding snake in arms, regarfing Aklepios standing facing, head left, holding caduceus.
1639 Apollo seated left, holding branch and lyre. Plate VI 13.
1640 Ares helmeted, cuirassed, standing, holding spear and shield. Plate VI 21.
1641 Aeskepios with mantle holding serpent serpent entwined staff. Plate VI 25.
1642 Demeter and Persephone standing. Demeter holding torch and fruits (or corn-ears?) and Persephone holding torch. Plate IV 22.
Gordian III AE23 Three-assarion of Odessos, Thrace. AVT K M ANT GORDIANOC A, laureate head right / O DHCCEIT WN, Demeter, on right, and Persephone on left, standing facing each other, both holding corn-ears and long torches. AMNG 2322, SNG Cop 681.
1643 The emperor standing left, holding patera over tripod, and spear.
1644 Cybele seated left between two lions, holding patera and resting left hand on drum. Plate IX 5.
1645 Homonoia standing, holding patera and cornucopiae. Plate IX 6.
1646 Homonoia standing, sacrificing over burning altar and holding cornucopiae. Plate IX 8.
1647 Pronoia-Providentia standing, holding radium and cornucopiae.
1648 Serapis standing, holding patera and cornucopiae. Plate X 14.
1649 Serapis standing by burning altar, holding patera and cornucopiae. Plate X 12.
Gordian III AE26 Four-Assaria of Odessos, Thrace. AVT K M ANT GORDIANOC AVG, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / ODECCEITWN, Great God of Odessos standing left, sacrificing from patera over flaming altar left & holding cornucopiae.
a.Gordian III AE25 Four-Assaria of Odessos, Thrace. AVT K M ANTWNI GORDIANOC, laureate draped bust right / ODHCCEITWN, Great God of Odessos standing left sacrificing from patera over altar to left & holding cornucopiae. SNG Cop 680v.
b.Gordian III AE 35mm Ten-assaria Medallion of Odessos, Thrace. AVT K M ANT GORDIANOC AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed half-length bust left with raised hand & holding globe / ODHCCEITWN, Great God of Odessos standing half-left, wearing modius on head & holding patera & cornucopia, flaming altar to left.
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Varbanov 4445
Serapis standing between Hercules & Athena.
Gordian III AE37 Medallion of Odessos, Thrace. AVT K M ANT GORDIANOC AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust left, raising hand & holding globe; aegis on cuirass / ODHC-CEI-T-WN, Herakles with club, the Great God of Odessos with altar & cornucopiae, and Athena with inverted spear, standing together. Varbanov 4445.
1650 Prize urn inscribed ALEXANDRIA with palm within. Varbanov 4453.
1651 Prize urn with two palms within; HLIA below. Varbanov 4455.
1652 Herakles naked, standing left, holding club and lion's skin. Plate XI 10.

Gordian III & Serapis

Obv: AVT K M ANTONIOS GORDIANOC.
- AVT K M ANTONIOC GORDIANOC AVG.
- AVT M ANTONIOC GORDIANOC.
- M ANT GORDIANOC AVG. Their heads or busts, face to face.
Rev : ODECCEITWN.
- ODHSSITWN.
1653 Ares helmeted, in military dress standing left, holding shield and spear. E in field. Plate VI 21.
1654 Ares helmeted, in military dress advancing left, holding Nike and spear. E.
1655 Asklepios and Hygieia standing with their attributes; Telesphorus standing between them wearing hooded cloak. E in field. Plate VI 26.
1656 Athena standing, holding patera and spear; shield below; sometimes E in field. Plate VI 34.
1657 Athena helmeted standing right, holding inverted spear and resting on shield. E in field. Plate VI 33.
Gordian III & Serapis AE25 of Odessos, Thrace. M ANTWNIOC GORDIANOC ACT KM, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust of Gordian facing bust of Serapis, modius on head / ODHCC-EITWN, Athena helmeted standing right, holding inverted spear and resting on shield.
1658 Demeter and Persephone standing, holding torches and corn-ears.
1659 Demeter standing left, holding long torch and corn-ears. Plate VII 23.
Gordian III & Serapis AE28 (5 Assaria) of Odessos, Thrace. ANT GORDIANOC AVG, laureate, draped bust of Gordian to left, facing bust of Serapis to right / ODHCCEITWN, Demeter standing left, holding corn-ears and torch, E in right field.
1660 Zeus naked, standing left, holding thunderbolt and sceptre. Plate VIII 17.
1661 Zeus half-naked, seated left, holding patera and sceptre; eagle below; sometimes in the field E. Plate VIII 21.
1662 Zeus half-naked, standing left, holding patera and sceptre; eagle at feet. E in field. Plate VIII 18.
Gordian III & Serapis AE27 Pentassarion of Odessos, Thrace. AVT K M ANT GORDIANOC AVG, laureate draped bust right facing Serapis / ODECCEITWN, Zeus standing left holding patera & sceptre, E to left.
1663 Coiled serpent with head raised. E in field. Plate VIII 23.
1664 The emperor standing in military dress and mantle, holding patera over altar and spear. E in field. Plate VIII 32.
Odessus. Gordian III & Serapis AE27 (5 Assaria). ANTWNIOC GORDIANOC, AVT K MA below. Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust of Gordian to left, facing bust of Serapis to right / ODECCEITWN, Gordian in military attire standing facing left, holding patera in right hand & spear in left, lit altar at feet, E in right field.
1665 The emperor helmeted, in military dress, standing left, holding Nike on globe in right hand and sceptre in left. Prow at feet. E in field. Plate VIII 28.
1666 Cybele seated left between two lions; holding patera and resting left hand on drum. E in field. Plate IX 5.
1667 Homonoia standing left, holding patera and cornucopiae. Sometimes an altar to left, and E in the field. Plate IX 8.
Gordian III & Serapis AE26 Pentassarion of Odessos, Threace. AVT K M ANT GORDIANOC, AVG below, confronted draped busts of Gordian & Serapis / ODECCEITWN, Homonoia-Concordia or Great Goddess standing left, wearing kalathos and holding patera & cornucopia, E to left. BMC 20v.
1668 Prize urn with two palms on agonistic table, vase and prize purse beneath the table. E in field. Plate IX 18.
Gordian III & Serapis AE27 Pentassarion of Odessos, Thrace. AVT K M ANTWNIOC GORDIANOC AVG, confronted draped busts / ODHCCEITWN, prize urn with two palm branches atop table, purse & vase below, E in ex.
1669 Legend in three lines within laurel wreath. E.
Gordian III AE28 of Odessos, Thrace. M ANT GORDIANOC AVG, draped, confronted busts of Gordian III and Serapis / ODHCCEITWN in 3 lines, E below, all within laurel wreath.
1670 Nemesis standing left, holding arshin and sling, wheel at foot. E in field. Plate IX 23.
Gordian III & Serapis AE28 of Odessos, Thrace. AVT M ANT GORDIANOC AVG, confroned draped busts / ODECCITWN, Nemesis standing left, holding scales and rod, wheel at foot, E to left.
1671 Nemesis standing left, right hand at face, holding in left hand parazonium, wheel at foot. E.
1672 Eagle standing, head left, holding wreath in its beak. E in field. Plate IX 33.
Gordian III & Serapis AE28 Pentassarion of Odessos, Thrace. AVT K M ANTWNIOC GORDIANOC AVG, confronted draped busts / ODHCCITWN, Eagle standing facing, head left, with wreath in its beak.
1673 Serapis standing facing, head left, right hand raised, holding sceptre in left hand. E in field. Plate X 13.
Odessus. Gordian III & Serapis AE27 (5 Assaria). AVT K M ANT GORDIANOC AVG, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust of Gordian to left, facing bust of Serapis to right / ODHCCEITWN, Serapis standing facing, head turned left, rasing right arm, holding long staff in left, E in field to left.
1674 Prize urn inscribed ALEXANDREA, with two palms.
1675Prize urn inscribed DARZALEIA, with two palms. Plate IV 24.
Gordian III & Serapis AE 27 of Odessos, Thrace. AVT M ANT GORDIANOC / AVG confronted busts / ODHC - C - EITWN, prize urn inscribed with DARZALEIA, decorated with zigzag lines, with two palm branches within, E to lower right. AMNG 2371.
1676 Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. E in field. Plate X 29.
Gordian III & Serapis AE27 Pentassarion of Odessos, Thrace. AVT K M ANT GORDIANOC AVG, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right vis-a-vis bust of Serapis / ODHCCEITWN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder & cornucopiae, E to left.
1677 Hades-Serapis with kalathos (hat) on the head, seated left, right hand over Cerberus, holding sceptre in left hand. E in field. Plate XI 15.
1678 Hermes naked, standing left, holding purse and caduceus; E in field. Plate XI 2.
1679 Hygieia standing right, feeding snake in arms. Plate XI 9.
Gordian III AE Pentassaria of Odessos in Thrace. AVT K M ANTWNIOC GORDIANOC AVG, confronted draped busts / ODHCCEITWN, Hygieia standing right feeding serpent in arms, E to left. AMNG 2348.
1680 Tetrastyle temple with Concordia standing within, holding patera and cornucopiae. Plate XI 29.

Gordian III & Tranquillina.

Obv: AVT K M ANT GORDIANOC AVG CA or CE TPANKVL
- AVT K M ANT GORDIANOC CEB TPANKVLLEINA.
Rev : ODHCCEITWN.
1681 Ares helmeted, standing, holding spear and shield. Plate VI 21.
1682 Asklepios standing right, resting on serpent-entwined staff. Plate VI 25.
1683 Athena standing, holding owl and spear; shield at feet, sometimes E in field.
Gordian III & Tranquillina AE27 of Odessos, Thrace. AYT K M ANT GORDIANOC CEB / TPANKYL / - LEINA, confronted busts / ODH - C - CEITWN, Athena, helmeted, in long chiton and peplos standing left, holding owl & inverted spear, shield on ground left. Weber 2667.
1684 Athena standing, holding spear and shield. E in field. Plate VI 33.
Gordian III & Tranquillina AE28 of Odessos, Thrace. AVT K M ANT GORDIANOC CEB, TPANKVLA below, confronted draped busts / ODHCC EITWN, Athena standing left, holding spear & shield, E to left.
1685 Athena seated left, holding Nike in right hand and spear in left, shield at her side, E in field. Plate VII 2.
Gordian III & Tranquillina AE26 of Odessos, Thrace. Confronted draped busts / ODECCEITWN, Athena seated left holding Nike & spear, shield at side, E in right field.
1686 Demeter veiled, standing left, holding corn-ears and torch. Plate VII 23.
Gordian III & Tranquillina AE26 Pentassarion of Odessos, Thrace. AVT K M ANT GORDIANOC CEB TRANKULLEINA, confronted draped busts / ODECCEITWN, Demeter standing left, holding corn-ears and sceptre, E to left, griffin (?) at foot left.
1687 Zeus naked to waist, standing left, mantle over his left shoulder, holding patera and sceptre; eagle at foot. E in field. Plate VIII 18.
1688 Homonoia standing left by altar, holding patera and cornucopiae. Plate IX 8.
1689 Nemesis standing left, holding arshin and sling, wheel at foot. E in field. Plate IX 23.
1690 Nemesis standing left, holding bunch of grapes and sceptre, wheel at foot.
E.
1691 Nemesis standing left, holding arshin and cornucopiae, wheel at foot. E in field. Plate IX 26.
1692 Nemesis standing, holding arshin and parazonium; mantle over her shoulder, wheel at foot. E.
1693 Nemesis, winged, standing left, holding arshin and rein, wheel at foot.
1694 Nemesis standing left, holding arshin and rod, wheel at foot. E in field. Plate IX 25.
Gordian III & Tranquillina AE28 Pentassarion of Odessos, Thrace. AVT K M ANT GORDIANOC CEB TPANKVLLEINA, confronted draped busts / ODECCEITWN, Nemesis standing left, holding rod and bridle, wheel at foot left.
1695 Nemesis-Dikaosyne standing left, kalathos on her head, standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae, wheel at foot. E in field. Plate VIII 10.
Gordian III & Tranquillina AE26 Pentassaria of Odessos. AVT K M ANT GORDIANOC CEB TPANKVLLEINA, confronted draped busts / ODHCCEITWN, the Great Goddess of Odessos standing left, holding scales and parazonium, wheel at foot, E to left.
1696 Serapis in mantle, advancing left, holding inverted spear or staff in right hand, his mantle over his arm. E in field. Plate X 13.
Gordian III and Tranquillina AE26 Pentassarion of Odessos, Thrace. AVT K M ANT GORDIANOC CEB TPANKVLLEINA, confronted draped busts / ODHCCEITWN, Serapis standing left, raising hand & holding transverse staff, E to left.
1697 Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Plate X 29.
Gordian III & Tranquillina AE27 Pentassarion of Odessos. AVT K M ANT GORDIANOC CEB TPANKVLLEINA, confronted draped busts / ODHCCEITWN, Great Goddess of Odessos standing left holding rudder & cornucopiae, E to left.
1698 Tyche with kalathos on her head, seated left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. E.
1699 Tyche with turreted crown seated left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. E in field. Plate X 31.
1700 Tyche without kalathos, seated left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Plate X 33.
1701 Hades-Serapis (Pluto) with kalathos on his head, seated left, his right hand over Cerberus at his side, and holding sceptre in left hand. E in field. Plate X 15.
1702 Hera standing left by altar, holding patera and sceptre. E in field. Plate XI 24.
1703 Hera standing left, holding branch (or corn-ears) in right hand and sceptre in left; peacock at her side. E in field. Plate XI 23.
1704 Hermes naked, standing with purse and caduceus. Plate XI 2.
1705 Hygieia standing, feeding snake in patera. E in field. Plate XI 9.
1706 Temple with Homonoia standing within, kalathos on her head, holding cornucopiae, and patera over altar. E.

Tranquillina (wife of Gordian III)

CAB TPANKYLLEINA C. Draped bust right.
1708ODHCCEITWN, Demeter standing left, holding corn-ears and torch, facing Persephone, standing right, holding patera and torch. Varbanov 4614.Plate IV 21.
Tranquillina AE23 Three-assaria of Odessos, Thrace. CAB TPANKVLLEINA C, draped bust right / ODHCCEITWN, Demeter and Persephone standing facing each other, Demeter with corn-ears, Persephone with patera, both holding holding long torches.

Salonina (wife of Galienus).

1709 KOPNHLIA CALONINA CEB. Draped bust right. Rev : ODHCCITWN or ODHCCEITWN. Emperor on horseback right. Varbanov 4615-4617. Note: There is no evidence of authenticity of this coin.
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