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The Ancient Coinage of Pella

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Including additional items for this online edition, with numbers in italics.
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PELLA
(about 168 B.C.) Capital of the Macedonian kings, ruins close to village called Yanitsa.
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Autonomous bronze coins.

6432 ΠΕΛΛAIΩN. Woman’s head right. Rev. : ΠΕΛΛAIΩN or ΠΕΛΛHΣ. Nike advancing, holding wreath and palm.
6433 The same obverse. Rev. : ΠΕΛΛHΣ within laurel wreath.
Pella, Macedonia, AE20. 187-31 BC. Helmeted head of Roma (?) right / PELLHS, monograms above and below, all within oak wreath. SNG Cop 261.
6434 The same obverse. Rev. : ΠΕΛΛHΣ. Athena advancing right, hurling spear and protecting with his shield. In the margin monograms. Plate XLV 7. Usual.
6435 Athena’s helmeted head right. Rev. : ΠΕΛΛHΣ. Nike in chariot with two horses advancing right; above – ear and star. Plate XLV 6.
6436 The same obverse. Rev. : ΠΕΛΛHΣ. Bull grazing right, and sometimes monogram or letter. Plate XLV 2. Usual.
6437 The same obverse. Rev. : ΓAIOΣ TAMIOY. Horse grazing right.
6438 The same obverse. Rev. : ΠΕΛΛHΣ and monogram within oak-wreath.
6439 Apollo’s laureate head right. Rev. : ΠΕΛΛHΣ. Lyre and monogram or tripod. Plate XLV 5. Usual.
6440 Zeus’ laureate head right. Rev. : ΠΕΛΛHΣ. Ox standing. Monograms and letters. Usual.
6441 ΠΕΛΛAIΩN. Woman’s head right. Rev. : M ANT AYT Γ KAI AYT. Nike advancing left.
6442 Zeus’ diademed head right. Rev. : ΠΕΛΛHΣ. Ox standing right and monograms.
Macedonia, Pella AE 18. Head of Poseidon right / PEL-LHS, bull walking right, WI monogram below, WST monogram to right. SNG ANS 579.
6443 Zeus’ laureate head right. Rev. : ΠΕΛΛHΣ. Eagle with turned head on sceptre.
6444 Another. Eagle on thunderbolt and monogram.
6445 Another. Eagle on winged thunderbolt and monogram.
6446 Another. Eagle on thunderbolt and two monograms.
6447 Apollo’s head, his hair combed like a woman’s, right. Rev. : ΠΕΛΛHΣ. Lyre and monogram.
6448 Apollo’s head right. Rev. : ΠΕΛΛHΣ. Tripod.
6449 Faun’s head right; club behind. Rev. : ΠΕΛΛHΣ. Athena helmeted, with aegis, hurling spear and protecting with her shield. Monogram.
Macedonia, Pella AE22mm. 158-149 BC. Bust of Pan right, pedum at his shoulder / Athena Alkidemos advancing right, two monograms in fields. BMC 5.
6450 The same obverse. Rev. : ΠΕΛΛHΣ. Two goats lying right. Monogram and AB. All in laurel wreath. Plate XLV 9.
6451 The same obverse. Rev. : ΠΕΛΛHΣ MEK. Two goats lying right. All in laurel wreath.
6452 Woman’s veiled head (Demeter?) opposite. Rev. : ΠΕΛΛHΣ. Ox grazing right and monogram.
Macedonia, Pella Ć 17mm. ca 187-31 BC. Veiled facing head of Demeter / PEL-LHS, cow grazing right feeding on ear of grain; monograms below & above. BMC 29, SNG ANS 572, SNG Cop 257.
6453 Athena’s helmeted head right. Rev. : ΠΕΛΛHΣ. Ox grazing right; above H and monogram. Usual.
Macedonia, Pella Ć 18mm. Circa 187-31 BC. Helmeted head of Athena Parthenos right / PEL-LHS, bull grazing right. SNGCop 266ff.
6454 Athena’s helmeted head right. Rev. : oak-wreath and within: ΠΕΛHΣ and monograms.
6455 Perseus’s helmeted head right. Rev. : AT ΠΕΛΛHΣ. Within oak-wreath; in the margin monogram.

Imperial bronze coins.

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Augustus (33 B.C. – 14 A.D.)

6456 IMP DIVI F. August in military dress standing left, right foot on prow, right hand on sceptre, left hand on his thigh. In the margin ACTIO. Rev. : NOVIVS SVLPICIVS OO VIR QVINQ. Wreath on table. 24 mm.
RPC 1548. Augustus AE24 of Pella, Macedonia. IMP DIVI F ACTIO, Augustus standing left, wearing military attire, right foot on prow, holding sceptre / NONIVS SVLPICIVS IIVIR QVINQ, wreath on sella curulis.
6457 COLONIA PELLA. Plough . Rev. : NOVIVS SVLPICIVS OO VIR QVINQ. Wreath on table. 18 mm.
6458 CAESAR F L RVNTIVS II VIR QVIN. Octavian’s head right. Rev. : COLONIAE PELLENSIS. The hope veiled standing left, holding in right hand flower (?); below SPES. 200 mm.
6459 IMP CAESARI AVGVSTO IX COS. August’s laureate head right. Rev. : Laurel wreath and within the legend: M FICTORI(VS) M SEΠTIMI(VS) II VIR QVIN. 25 mm.
6460 AVGVSTVS IMP. August’s head right. Rev. : Laurel wreath and within the legend: C HERENNIVS L TITVCIVS II VIR QVIN. 25 mm.
6461 ΠACIS. Head of the god Mirat with wreath of leafs, right. Rev. : M FICTORIVS M SEΠTYMIVS II VIR QVIN. Settler leading two oxen, harnessed to plough . 19 mm.
6461ARPC 1534. P BAEBIVS P VIR QVINC around large DD.
Augustus, AE24 of Pella or Dium, Macedonia. AVGVSTVS, bare head right / P BAEBIVS P VIR QVINC around large DD.
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Livia (wife of Augustus)

6462 ΘEA ΣEΣAΣTH. Her head. Rev. : ΠEAΛHΣ. Nike advancing right, holding wreath and trophy. Plate VII 18.


6462A
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Tiberius (14-37 AD)
RPC 1537. Bare head / legend.
Tiberius AE23 of Pella in Macedon. TI CAESAR AVG F AVGVSTVS, bare head of Tiberius right / C BAEBIVS P F L RVSTICELIVS BASTERNA IIVIR QVINQ D D, legend in five lines.
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Trajan (98 – 117 A.D.)

6463 IMP CAES NERVAE TRAI…His head. Rev. : COL AVG PELLA. Pan seated on a rock, right raised hand over his head, and with left elbow resting on the rock. In front of him his whistle. Plate XLV 10.
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Hadrian (117 – 138 A.D.)

6464 IMP CAESAR TRA HADRIANVS AVG COS P P. – IMP CAESAR TRA HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS. His head or bust; sometimes countermark. Rev. : C IVL AVG PELL. Pan seated on a rock, right raised hand over his head, and with left elbow resting on the rock; in front of him his whistle. Plate XLV 10.
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Marcus Aurelius (161 – 180 A.D.)

6465 M. AVRELIVS ANTON AVG. - …CAESAR ANTONINVS. His head. Rev. : COL IVL AVG PЄLLA. – COL IVL PELLA. The same image of Pan. Plate XLV 10.
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Commodus (176 – 192 A.D.)

6466 COMMOD…M ANT AVG. His head. Rev. : …IVL AVG PELLA. Woman with turreted crown on her head seated left, right hand on her mouth. Plate XLV 8.
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Julia Domna (wife of Septimius Severus)

6467 The legend erased. Her head. Rev. : …L PELLA…Woman seated on a throne, right hand on her mouth. Plate XLV 8.
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Caracalla (198 – 217 A.D.)

Obv: IMP C M AVP ANTONINOS (sic). His head.
Rev: COL IVL AVG PELLA.
6468 Pan seated on a rock, right raised hand over his head, and with left elbow resting on the rock and holding club; in front of him his whistle. Plate XLV 10.
6472 Woman with turreted crown on her head, seated left, right hand on her mouth. Plate XLV 8.
6472ASimilar, 14mm.
Sermylia. c490-480 BC. AR Tetrobol. Mounted nude male right / Quadripartite incuse square with globes in the quarters.
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Macrinus (217 – 218 A.D.)

Obv: IMP M OPWL MACRINVS AVG.
- M OPEL CEV MACRINVS AVG. His head or bust.
Rev: COL IVL AVG PELLA.
6473 Pan seated on a rock, right raised hand over his head, and with left elbow resting on the rock and holding club. In front of him his whistle. Plate XLV 10.
6474 Nike seated on weapons; shield on her knees.
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Elagabalus (218 – 222 A.D.)

Obv: IMP C M AVR ANTONINVS.
- IMP CAES…VG. His head.
Rev: COL IVL AVG PELLA.
6475 Woman seated left, right hand on her mouth. Plate XLV 8.
6476 Pan seated on a rock left, right raised hand over his head, and with left elbow resting on the rock and holding club; in front of him his whistle. Plate XLV 10.
Elagabalus AE22 of Pella, in Macedonia. IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS, laureate, draped bust right / COL IVL AVS (sic) PELLA, Pan seated on a rock, right hand raised over his head, his left elbow resting on a rock.
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Julia Paula (wife of Elagabalus)

6477 IVLIA PAVLA…G. Her head. Rev. : COL IVL AVG PELLA. Woman seated, right hand on her mouth. Plate XLV 8.
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Severus Alexander (222 – 235 A.D.)

Obv: IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXANDER AVG.
- IMP ALEXANDER PIVS.
- IMP SEV ALEXANDER AVG.
- IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG. His head or bust.
Rev: COL AVG PELLA.
- COL IVL AVG PELLA.
6478 Woman seated, right hand on her mouth. Plate XLV 10. Usual.
6479 Woman with or kalathos on her head seated left, right hand on her mouth.
6480 Woman with turreted crown on her head seated, in right hand holding patera; fish below.
6481 Pan seated on a rock left, right raised hand over his head, and with left elbow resting on the rock and holding club. In front of him – his whistle. Plate XLV 10. Usual.
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Julia Mamaea (mother of S. Alexander)

Obv: IVLIA MAMAEA AVG.
- IVL or IOVLIA (sic) MAMAEA AVG. Her head.
Rev: COL IVL AVS (sic) PELLA.
- COL IVL AVG PЄLLA.
6482 Woman seated left, right hand on her mouth. Plate XLV 8.
6483 Pan seated on a rock, right raised hand over his head, and with left elbow resting on the rock and holding club. In front of him – his whistle. Plate XLV 10.
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Maximinus Thrax (235 – 238 A.D.)

Obv: IMP C C IVL VER MAXIMINVS.
- IMP C CA VER MAXIMINVS. His head or bust.
Rev: COL IVL AVG PELLA.
6484 Woman seated on a throne left, right hand on her mouth; sometimes below bee. Plate XLV 8.
6485 Pan seated on a rock, right raised hand over his head, and with left elbow resting on the rock and holding club. In front of him – his whistle. Plate XLV 10.
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Maximus (son of Maximinus)

Obv: C IVL VER MAXIMVS CAES. – His head.
Rev: COL IVL AVG PELLA.
6486 Woman seated on a throne, right hand on her mouth. In the margin vague object. Plate XLV 8.
6487 Pan seated on a rock, right raised hand over his head, and with left elbow resting on the rock. In front of him – his whistle. Plate XLV 10.
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Gordian III (238 – 244 A.D.)

Obv: IMP C M ANT GORDIANVS.
- IMP C M ANT GORDIANVS AVG. His head or bust.
Rev: COL IVL AVG PELLA.
6488 Woman with hat on her head seated on a throne, holding patera; in the margin star and bee.
6489 Woman seated, right hand on her mouth. Plate XLV 8.
6490 Pan seated on a rock, right raised hand over his head, and with left elbow resting on the rock and holding club; in front of him – his whistle. Plate XLV 10.
Gordian III Ć 26mm of Pella in Macedonia. IMP C M ANT GORDIANVS, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right / COL IVL AVG PELLA, Pan seated on rock left, holding branch; syrinx before. BMC 44, SNGCop 287.
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Tranquillina (wife of Gordian)

6491 SABINIA TRANQILLINA A. Her head. Rev. : COL IVL AVG PELLA. Woman seated, right hand on her mouth. Plate XLV 8.
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Philip I (244 – 249 A.D.)

Obv: IMP C M IVL PHILIPPVS.
- IMP CAЄ M IV FILIPPVS (sic.)
- IMP C A M IVL PILIPPV (sic.). His head.
Rev: COL IVL AVG PELLA.
6492 Woman seated, right hand on her mouth. Plate XLV 8.
6493 Pan seated on a rock, right raised hand over his head, and with left elbow resting on the rock and holding club; in front of him – his whistle. Plate XLV 10.
Philip I AE25 of Pella, Macedonia. IMP C M IVL PHILIPPVS, laureate draped bust right / COL IVL AVG PELLA, Pan seated left on rock, holding lagobalon (throwing stick), his flute ("pan pipes") to left.
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Otacilia Severa (wife of Philip)

6494 M OTACIL SE…Her head. Rev. : COL IVL AVG PELLA. Woman with turreted crown on her head seated, right hand on her mouth. Plate XLV 8.
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Philip II (244 – 249 A.D.)

6495 IMP CAES PHILIPPVS. – M IOVL (sic.) PILIPPOS (sic.). His head. Rev. : COL…AVG PELLA. – COLO AVG PELLA. Pan seated on a rock, right raised hand over his head, and with left elbow resting on the rock and holding club; in front of him – his whistle. Plate XLV 10.
Philip II, as Caesar, AE25 of Pella in Macedonia. M IVL PHILIPPVS CAES, laureate draped bust right / COL IVL AVG PELLA, Pan seated left.
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