The Ancient Coinage of Philippi

Listed by Moushmov Number

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

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PHILIPPI (about 375 B.C.)
now ruins Filibedzik, close to village called Rakcha, Dram.
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Autonomous coins.

- Gold:
6913 Youthful head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin. Rev. : ΦΙΛΙΠΠΩΝ. Tripod, horse's head in right field. 15 mm.
Macedonia, Philippi AV Stater. ca 356-345 BC. Attic standard. head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin / Tripod; to right, horse's head right. Bellinger 15, AMNG III/2 3v, SNG ANS 663v, SNG Copenhagen 921.
- Silver:
6914 Youthful head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin. Rev. : ΦΙΛΙΠΠΩΝ. Tripod with lion’s paw and laurel branch above; axe in field. 28 mm.
6915 Another, similar; club in field, HPA beneath the tripod. 28 mm.
6916 The same obverse. Rev. : ΦΙΛΙΠΠΩΝ. Tripod decorated with ribbons. Sometimes barley grain or dolphin, or burning torch in field. 12 – 15 mm. Plate XLIV 10.
- Bronze:
6917 Youthful head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin. Rev. : ΦΙΛΙΠΠΩΝ. Tripod. Fieldmarks: ivy leaf, club, torch, club and barley grain, bunch of grapes, ashik, lamp, bow and quiver or corn-ear, sometimes with M or X. Plate XLIV 12.
Macedonia, Philippi. 356-350 B.C. AE17 mm. Youthful head of Herakles left, wearing lionskin / FILIPPWN, filleted tripod, M and grain ear to left.
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Provincial bronze coins.

6918 VIC AVG. Nike on column right, holding wreath and palm. Rev. : COHOR PRAE PHIL. Thee military standards.
6919 The same, smaller. Plate XLIV 11.
RPC I 1651. Philippi, Macedonia. ca. 1st Century AD. AE18mm. VIC-AVG to left and right of Nike standing left on base, holding wreath and palm / COHOR PRAE PHIL, three standards.
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AUGUSTUS (33 B.C., 14 A.D.)

Obv: COL AVG IVL PHIL IVSSV AVG.
- COL AVG D IVL PHIL IVSSV AVG. His head.
Rev : AVG DIVI F DIVO IVLIO.
- DIVO IVL or IVLIO AVG DIVI F.
6920 The emperor standing on platform, crowned with a wreath by a woman standing left behind him (Genius of the city?), altars to left and right of the platform. Plate XLIV 13.
RPC I 1650. Augustus AE25 of Philippi, Macedonia. COL AVG D IVL PHIL IVSSV AVG, laureate head right / AVG III VIR DIVO IVL, Statue of Divus Julius on pedestal being crowned by a statue of Genius of the city. Moushmov 6920, Cohen 739.
6921 Julius Caesar in military dress, standing on platform, being crowned with a wreath by the Genius of the city, uncertain legend on the front of the platform, altar to left and right.
6922 Two figures standing on base, with right raised hands; the right one is mantled, the other is half-naked. Small altars or low bases on each side.
Varb. 3769-3770Rev: Two priests ploughing right. RPC 1656.
Varb. 3773Rev: Two altars. RPC 1651.
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Tiberius

RPC 1657Rev: Two priests ploughing right.
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Claudius (41 – 54 A.D.)

- TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG...TR P IMP.
- TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TP P IMP or IMP P P. His head.
Rev: COL AVG IVL PHILIP.
6923 The emperor on platform inscribed DIVVS AVG, behind him the Genius of the city, placing wreath on his head; altar to left and right. Plate XLIV 14.
RPC I 1653. Claudius AE27 of Macedonia, Philippi. TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TRP IMP, bare head left / COL AVG IVL PHILIP, cippus inscribed DIVVS AVG in two lines, on which stand statues of Augustus (to left) & Julius Caesar (to right), altar to left and right of the cippus. BMC 24, SGI 428, Lindgren 1127, Moushmov 6923.
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Nero (54 – 68 A.D.)

6924 NERO CAES AVG P M TP P COS II or COS II P P. His head. Rev. : COL IVL AVG PHILIP. Same type. Plate XLIV 14.
RPC I 1655. Nero AE26 of Philippi, Macedonia. NERO CAES AVG P M TR P COS II, bare head left / COL AVG IVL PHILIP, emperor standing left on platform, hand raised, being crowned by Nike standing behind him.
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Vespasian (69 – 79 A.D.)

6925 IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG. His head. Rev. : Same emperor on base type as above. Plate XLIV 14.
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Domitian (81 – 96 B.C.)

6926 IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIII. – CAESAR AVG F DOMIT...COS III. His head. Rev. : COL AVG IVL PHILIP. The emperor on platform inscribed DIVVS AVG, behind him the Genius of the city, placing wreath on his head; altar to left and right. Plate XLIV 14.
RPC II 345. Domitian AE26 of Macedonia, Philippi. 87 AD. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GER COS XIII, laureate bust left / COL AVG IVL PHILIPP, Three bases, the centre base inscribed DIVVS AVG and surmounted by statues of Augustus being crowned by Genius (or Julius Caesar?).BMC 27v.
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Trajan (98 – 117 A.D.)

6927 IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P
IMP CAES NERVA TRAI GERMAN P M.(doubtful)
IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS III (doubtful)
IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left. Rev. : COL AVG IVL PHILIPP, Three bases, the centre base inscribed DIVVS AVG and surmounted by statues of Augustus being crowned by Genius (Julius Caesar?). Varbanov 3781 corr. Plate XLIV 14.
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Hadrian (117 – 138 A.D.)

6928 IMP CAES TRAIAN HAD. – HADRIANVS AVG COS III. His head. Rev. : Same emperor on base type as above. Plate XLIV 14.
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Antoninus Pius (138 – 161 A.D.)

6929 ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS IIII. His head. Rev. : Same emperor on base type as above. Plate XLIV 14.
Antoninus Pius AE22 of Philippi, Macedonia. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS IIII, laureate head right / COL I(VL P)HIL, the emperor on platform, being crowned with wreath from behind by Genius of the city, (DIVVS AVG on platform below,) altar at each side.
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Marcus Aurelius (161 – 180 A.D.)

6930 IMP CAES M AVR ANTONIN. His head. Rev. : Same emperor on base type as above. Plate XLIV 14.
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Commodus (176 – 192 A.D.)

6931 M COMMO ANT P FELIX AVG. – IMP L AVR COMMODVS. His head. Rev. : Same emperor on platform type as above. Plate XLIV 14.
6932 She-wolf suckling Romulus and Remus. Varbanov 3788.
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Caracalla (198 – 217 A.D.)

6933 IMP M AVREL ANTONIN. His head. Rev. : Same emperor on platform type as above. Plate XLIV 14.
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Gallienus (253 – 268 A.D.)

6934 GALLIENVS AVG. His head. Rev. : COL PHILIP. Minerva, Roma or Athena standing left, holding patera and long spear; shield below. Plate VI 34.
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