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The Ancient Coinage of Stobi

Listed by Moushmov Number

Including additional items for this online edition, with numbers in italics.
See also the wildwinds Stobi page with numerous examples not linked to this page.
STOBI. Now ruins of Stob, close to the outfall of the Black river in Vardar.
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NOTE: A huge number of variations of the reverse legends was used for provincial coins with the bust of the emperor or empress on the obverse. To identify your coin using Moushmov, just concentrate on the reverse image. I have added some additional rev. legends to the Julia Domna list below to give you an idea of the variations used. For more precise identification please check wildwinds, or purchase Varbanov volume III.
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Autonomous bronze coins

6522 Nike standing on globe, holding in right hand wreath, and trophy in left. Rev. : STOBENSIVM. Ox or bull advancing right. 21 mm.
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Imperial bronze coins.

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Vespasian (69 – 79 A.D.)

Obv: IMP CAESAR AVG P M T P COS III CENS.
- IMP CAES VESP AVG COS III P P.
- IMP VESPASIANVS AVGVST COS VI CENS. His head or bust, usually right.
Rev. : MVNICIPI STOBENSIVM.
- MVNICIP STOBENS.
- MVNIC STOBENSIVM S C.
6523 Bonus-Eventus / Genius naked to waist, standing left, holding corn-ears and cornucopiae. RPC 304.
6524 Nike advancing left, holding palm in right hand.
6525 Tyche with turreted crown on her head standing between two trophys, holding Nike and cornucopiae.
6526 Roma in short tunic, standing, with turreted crown, holding small Nike and cornucopiae; below – shield and cuirass on one side, and helmet on the other.
6527 Tetrastyle temple with standing statue within, globe in pediment. RPC II 305.Plate XI 26 – 30.
RPC 306 MVNICIPIVM STOBENSIVM, Tyche with Nike and cornucopiae, standing left, shield at foot. RPC II 306; Leypold 12.15; Paris 1130.
RPC 307 MVNICIPIVM STOBENSIVM, Tyche, standing right, holding cornucopiae, right foot on helmet, shield at foot. RPC II 307; Lindgren
RPC 307A MVNICIPIVM STOBE(NSIVM), Virtus or Roma, helmeted, standing left, right foot on helmet, holding spear in right hand and parazonium in left. RPC Supplement 307A
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Titus (79 – 81 A.D.)

6528 T IMPERATOR TR POT COS. – T IMP VESPASIANVS AVG.. COS VI. His head. Rev. : MVNICIPI STOBIENSIVM or STOBIENS. Tetrastyle temple with standing idol. Plate XI 26 – 30.
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Titus & Domitian

Obv: T CAESAR IMP DOMITIANVS CAES.
- T IMP DOM CAES.
- T VESP DOM CAES. Their heads vis-ΰ-vis or jugate.
Rev: MVNICIPI STOBENSIVM.
- MVN STOB.
6529 Tetrastyle temple with cult statue within. Plate XI 26 – 30.
6530 Tetrastyle temple without statue. Plate XLV 11.
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Domitian (81 – 96 A.D.)

6531 IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM. His head. Rev. : MVNICIP STOBENS or MVNICIPI STOBENSIVM. Tetrastyle temple with the emperor standing in military dress, holding long spear or sceptre in right hand.
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Domitia (wife of Domitian)

6532 DOMITIA AVGVSTA. Her head. Rev. : MVNICI STOB. Tetrastyle temple. Plate XI 26 – 30.
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Trajan (98 – 117 A.D.)

IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM P M TR P COS or IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM P M. His head.
Rev. : MVNICIPI STOBENSIVM.
- MVNICIP STOBENS.
- MVNICIPI STOBEN.
- MVNICIPIVM STOBENSIVM.
- STOBENSIVM.
6533 Tetrastyle temple with cult statue, sometimes with bird at the foot of the statue. Plate XLV 12.
- statue seated: Varbanov 3813-3814, 3817, 3821
- statue seated, bird at foot: Varbanov 3816
- statue Asklepios, standing facing: Varbanov 3819-3820
6534 Tyche, with turreted crown standing facing, holding in right hand Nike, which is placing wreath on her head, left hand resting on sceptre. Below at her feet – two river gods reclining, holding reed and resting on overturned urns, from which waters flow. Varbanov 3815 and 3818.
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Marcus Aurelius (161 – 180 A.D.)

Obv: IMP M AVR ANTONINVS.
- M. AVRELIO ANTONINO. His head.
Rev. : MVN STOB.
- STOBENSIVM.
- STOBENSSIS (sic)
- MVNICI STOBENSIVM.
6535 Tyche with turreted crown, standing, holding Nike and sceptre; at each side below – nymphs and river gods reclining. Plate XLV 13.
6536 Zeus half-naked seated, holding patera and sceptre. Plate VIII 21.
6537 Nike advancing left. Plate VII 14.
6538 Woman in short dress standing, holding patera and long spear.
6539 Woman standing, holding her robe with both hands.
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Faustina Junior (wife of Marcus Aurelius)

6540 FAVSTINA AVGVSTA. Her head. Rev. : STOBENSIVM. Tyche standing, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Varbanov 3845.Plate X 29.
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Septimius Severus. (193 – 211 A.D.)

Obv: IMP L SEP SEVERVS.
- IM C SE SEVERV.
- SEVERVS PIVS AVGV.
- SEVERV…P. His head.
Rev. : MVNI STOB.
Rev. : MVNIC STOB.
Rev. : MVNIC STOBEN.
Rev. : MVNIC STOBENS.
Rev. : MVNICI STOBEN.
Rev. : MVNICIP STOBEN.
Rev. : MVNICIPI STOBE.
Rev. : MVNICIPI STOBEN.
Rev. : MVNICIPI STOBENS.
Rev. : MVNICIPI STOBENSI.
Rev. : MVNICIPIVM STOBENS.
Rev. : STOBEN MVNICIPI.
6541 Nike advancing, holding wreath and palm. Plate VII 14.
6542 Hades-Serapis (Pluto) in quadriga, carrying Persephone.
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IVLIA DOMNA (wife of Septimius Severus)

Obv: IVLIA AVGVST or AVGVSTA.
- IVL DOMNA AVG. Her head or bust.
Rev. : MVNICIPI STOBENSI.
- MVN STOB.
- MVN STOBE.
- MVNI STOB.
- MVNI STOBE.
- MVNI STOBEN.
- MVNI STOBENS.
- MVNI STOBENSI.
- MVNIC STO.
- MVNIC STOB.
- MVNIC STOBE.
- MVNIC STOBEN.
- MVNIC STOBENS.
- MVNIC TOBE.
- MVNICI STOB.
- MVNICI STOBE.
- MVNICI STOBEN.
- MVNICI STOBENS.
- MVNICI STOBENSIVM.
- MVNICIP STOBE.
- MVNICIP STOBEN.
- MVNICIP STOBENS.
- MVNICIP STOBENSI.
- MVNICIP STOBENSIV.
- MVNICIPIVM STOBENSIVM etc..
6543 Nike inscribing shield. Plate VII 16.
6544 Nike advancing left, holding wreath and palm. Plate VII 14.
Julia Domna AE 27mm of Stobi, Macedonia. IVLIA AVGVSTA, draped bust right / MVNICI-P STOBE, Nike advancing left, holding wreath & palm. SNGCop 332.
6545 Nike standing on globe, writing on shield. Plate VII 15 – 16.
6546 Nike standing left, holding wreath and palm. Plate VII 13.
6547 Nike with turreted crown on her head, holding cornucopiae and long, serpent-entwined spear or torch. Plate XLV 14.
6548 Nike advancing, sometimes wheel and serpent below.
6549 Tyche with turreted crown, standing, holding palm and cornucopiae.
6550 Hades-Serapis (Pluto) in biga, carrying Persephone.
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Caracalla (198 – 217 A.D.)

Obv: There are at least 58 (!) known obverse legends used by Caracalla. Some of them follow. Please refer to e.g. Varbanov for the others. M AVREL ANTONIN.
- M AVR ANTONINVS AV.
- M AVR ANTONINVS PI AVG.
- ANTONINVS PIVS AVGV.
- M AVR ANTONINVS AG (sic).
- M AVR L ANTONINVS AVG.
- M AVR F PIVS ANTONINVS.
- M AV ANTONINV IV (sic). AVG.
- IMP M AV ANTONINVS.
- IMP C M AVR ANTONINVS.
- ANTONINVS PIVS AVG.
- M AVRE ANTONINVS PI AVG.
- C M AVR ANTONINVS A.
- A C M AVR ANTONIN. His head or bust.
Rev. : As for e.g. Julia Domna, there is a huge number of variations for the rev. legend for Caracalla from the shortest, MVN STOB and STOB MVNIC, to MVNICI STOBEN or STOBENS to MVNICIP STOBENSIVM and STOBENVM MVNICIP.
6551 Nike standing, holding serpent-entwined torch in right hand, and cornucopiae in left.
6552 Nike advancing left, holding wreath and palm; wheel below.
Caracalla AE 22mm of Stobi in Macedonia. M AVR ANTONINVS, laureate and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / MVNICI STOBEN, Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm, wheel at foot. AMNG 15.
6553 Nike advancing, holding wreath and palm. Plate VII 14.
Caracalla AE26 of Stobi. M AVREL ANTONI, laureate head right / MVNICI STOBE, Nike advancing right carrying palm branch & wreath. BMC 11.
a.Caracalla AE24 of Stobi. M AVREL ANTONVS AV, laureate head right / MVNI STOB, Nike advancing left carrying wreath & palm. AMNG 15v.
6554 Nike advancing, holding trophy. Plate VII 18.
Caracalla AE25 mm of Stobi, Macedonia. M AV ANTONINVS IV AVG, laureate head right / MVNIC STOB, Victory advancing left carrying trophy.
6555 Nike standing, holding wreath and palm. Plate VII 13.
Caracalla AE23 mm of Stobi, Macedonia. AVG PIVS MAX ANTONINVS, radiate head right / MVNICI STOBENS, Nike standing right holding wreath & palm.
6556 Zeus seated left, holding Nike and sceptre.
Caracalla AE25 mm of Stobi, Macedonia. M AVR ANTONINVS, laureate cuirassed bust right seen from behind / MVNICI STOBEN, Zeus seated left holding Nike and sceptre.
6557 Zeus (?) diademed, naked, standing, with raised hand raised and left hand lowered. Plate XLV 15.
6558 Demeter with radiate crown standing left, holding long, serpent-entwined torch in right hand and cornucopiae in left.
6559 Hades-Serapis (Pluto) in quadriga, carrying Persephone.
6559APosiedon on a column between reclining river gods.
Caracalla AE 24mm of Macedinia, Stobi. Laureate head right / Statue of Poseidon standing right on cippus, holding long sceptre, between reclining figures of Axius & Erigon Rivers; reeds below.
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GETA (209 – 212 A.D.)

Obv: CEPT GETA CAES PONT.
- P SEPT GETA CAES.
- IMP C P SEPT GETA PIVS AVG.
- P SEPTI GETA PIV AVG. His head or bust.
Rev. : MVNICIPI STOBENSIVM.
6560 Soldier standing between two of the Graces.
6561 Nike advancing, holding wreath and palm. Plate VII 14.
6562 The same, smaller module. 18 mm.
6563 Nike standing facing. Plate VII 13.

Elagabalus (218 – 222 A.D.)

NOTE: Modern authors are of the opinion that the Stobi coins attributed by Moushmov to Elagabalus, should be re-attributed to Caracalla.
Obv: AV C M AV ANTΩNIN (sic).
- M AVREL ANTONINVS.
- IMP C M AVR ANTONINVS.
- M AVREL ANTONINVS PIVS.
- IMP CAE M AVR ANTΩNIN (sic). His head.
Rev. : MVNICIP STOBENS.
6564 Athlete standing, holding wreath and palm.
6565 Athlete standing, right hand raised and left hand down.
6566 Nike standing, holding wreath and palm. Plate VII 13.
Elagabalus AE25 of Stobi, Macedonia. M AVREL ANTONIN, laureate head right / MVNIC STOBE, Nike standing left holding wreath & palm.
6567 Nike advancing. Plate VII 14.
6568 Nike advancing, holding wreath and palm; wheel below.
6569 Nike standing, left foot on rock, inscribing a shield set on her knees.
6570 Zeus seated, holding Nike and sceptre. Plate VIII 19.
6571 Hades-Serapis (Pluto) in quadriga, right, holding sceptre in right hand, and with left hand embracing Persephone.
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