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Ancient Coinage of Aeolis, Aegae


Aegae or Aigai, in the mountains of Aeolis, in northwest Asia Minor


Not to be confused with a similarly named town in Cilicia.

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CITY AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
BMC 7Aigai, Aeolis, 300-200 BC, AE9, 0.88 gr. Laureate head of Apollo right / AIΓAE, forepart of goat right. SNG Cop 2; Weber 5464; BMC 7; cf Sear Greece 4166.TextImage
BMC 10Aegae, Aeolis AE17. 2nd - 1st Century BC. Laureate head of Apollo right. / AIΓAEΩN, goat standing right. BMC 10, SNG Cop 10. TextImage
BMC 15 varAigai, Aeolis, AE13, 2nd-1st century BC, 1.52 gr. Helmeted head of Athena right / AIΓAE, Lyre. This reverse legend apparently unpublished. Usually with AIGA only (SNG von Aulock 7669; Weber 5468; BMC 15; SNG Cop 13; SNG Tuebingen 2683 etc.)TextImage
BMC 16Aegae, Aeolis. AE25, semi-autonomous issue. AD 198-217. Magistrate Philadelphos. IEΡA CYNKΛHTOC, bare-headed, draped bust of the Senate right / EΠI CTΡ ΦIΛAΔEΛΦOY AIΓAEΩ-N, Homonoia standing left by altar, holding patera and cornucopiae. BMC 16.TextImage
BMC 19Aegae, Aeolis, AE17. IEΡA CYNKΛHTOC, draped bust of Senate right ?/ AIΓAEΩN, Athena standing left, holding spear, shield and statuette of Nike ?. BMC 19 var (obv with Tyche.TextImage
BMC 20Aegae, Aeolis, 44-30 BC. AE16, 4.48 gr. AIΓH, turreted and draped bust of Tyche left / AIΓAEΩN, Apollo standing left, holding branch and resting left elbow on column. BMC 20.TextImage
G and M 160, 1477Aegae, Aeolis, civic issue, AE16, 1st century BC. 2.52 g. Draped bust of Hermes right, wearing petatos. / AIΓAEΩN, forepart of goat right. AΣI monogram to left, ΠBXΔ monogram to right. Unpublished monogram pair. Gorny-Mosch 160, 1477.TextImage
Imhoof MG 209Aegae, Aeolis, AE15, semi-autonomous issue, AD 253-268. Bearded head of Herakles right. / AIΓAEΩN, Harpokrates, naked, standing slightly left, holding cornucopiae and raising right hand to his mouth. Imhoof MG 209; SNG Cop 21.TextImage
Kapossy 14Aegae, Aeolis. AE13, 300-200 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right / AIΓAE, forepart of goat standing right. Kapossy 14; Bern inv. 89-9.Text
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Mueller Coll. 1952Aegae, Aeolis, 3rd C. BC. AE10, 0.51 g. Laureate head of Apollo right / AI-ΓA.., goat's head right, magistrate's name ΠYΘIΠΠOΣ below. Unpublished with magistrate's name. Roland Mueller Collection, no. 1952.TextImage
Righetti III 363Aegae, Aeolis, civic issue, AE16, 1st century BC. 2.52 g. Draped bust of Hermes right, wearing petatos. AIΓAEΩN, forepart of goat right. AΔIT monogram to left, AΔTK monogram to right. Righetti sale III, 363.TextImage
RPC 2431AAegae, Aeolis. AE19 semi-autonomous issue, ca AD 69-79. 3.49 g. EΠI NEMEONIKOY, helmeted head of Athena left, with aegis. / AIΓAEΩN, Zeus standing left, holding eagle and sceptre. RPC I 2431A; Naumann 45, 427.TextImage
SNG Cop 1Aegae, Aeolis AE16. 3rd century BC. Laureate head of Apollo right / AIΓ, goat's head right. SNG Cop 1-3, BMC 2-4.TextImage
SNG Cop 4Aegae, Aeolis AE 10mm. 3rd century BC. Laureate head of Apollo right / Head of goat right. SNG Cop 4, BMC 6-8.TextImage
SNG Cop 6Aegae, Aeolis AR Tetradrachm. After 165 BC. Laureate head of Apollo right, quiver and bow at neck / AIΓAIEΩN, Zeus standing half-left, holding eagle and sceptre, ΩΠY monogram before; all within oak-wreath. SNG von Aulock 1594, BMC 9, SNG Cop 6. TextImage
SNG Cop 7Aegae, Aeolis AE18. 2nd-1st century BC. Helmeted head of Athena right [c/m: owl] / AIΓAIΩN, Zeus walking left, holding eagle and sceptre. SNG Cop 7.TextImage
SNG Cop 8Aegae, Aeolis AE10. 2nd-1st Century BC. Helmeted head of Athena right / AIΓAEΩN, naked Zeus standing half right holding eagle and sceptre, three monograms (AP, TA and ΩΔI to left. SNGCop 8, BMC 11-13.TextImage
SNG Cop 9Aegae, Aeolis, 2nd-1st. C. BC. AE16, 4.48 gr. Helmeted head of Athena right / AIΓAEΩN, Zeus standing facing, holding eagle and sceptre, three monograms in left field. SNG Cop 9; cf SNG vA 1597 (monograms); cf Sear Greece 4167.TextImage
SNG Cop 12Aegae, Aeolis AE16. 2nd-1st Century BC. Helmeted head of Athena right / AIΓAEΩN, Nike standing left holding wreath and palm, ΩNΡ monogram to left, ΓV monogram to right. SNGCop 12, BMC 14. TextImage
SNG Cop 13Aegae, Aeolis AE12. 3rd century BC. Helmeted head of Athena right / AIΓA, lyre. SNG Cop 13; BMC 15.TextImage
SNG Cop 16Aegeae, Aeolis. AE15, 3.26g. IEΡA CYNKΛHTOC; draped bust of youthful Senate right / AIΓAEΩN, lyre. Mionnet, Supp. VI, p. 2, 7; SNG Cop. 16.TextImage
SNG Cop 17Aegae, Aeolis. AE23, semi-autonomous issue, AD 193-211. Magistrate Aur. Apollodoros. 6.73 g. IEΡA CYNKΛHTOC, bare-headed, draped bust of the Senate right. / EΠ CTΡ AY AΠOΛΛOΔΩΡOY AIΓAEΩN, Homonoia standing left, holding patera and cornucopiae. SNG Cop 17.TextImage
SNG Cop 19Aegae, Aeolis AE20, semi-autonomous issue. ca AD 253-268. AIΓH, radiate and draped bust of the Amazon Aegae left, holding bipennis over shoulder / AIΓAEΩN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. SNG Cop 19; Imhoof Nomisma II, 1; Mionnet III, 9; Pellerin Villes II 53.1.TextImage
SNG Munich 356Aegae, Aeolis, AE civic issue, 3rd c. BC. 3.84 g. Laureate head of Apollo right / AIΓAE, head and neck of goat right. SNG Munich 356.TextImage
Weber 5467Aegae, Aeolis AE 13mm. 2nd-1st century BC. Head of Hermes right wearing petasos / AIΓAIEΩN below forepart of goat right, HVΡ and ΩΠA monograms to left and right. Weber 5467; Prokesch-Osten Inedita 2 in Denkschriften 1854.TextImage
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AUGUSTUS
RPC 2427Augustus AE20 of Aegae, Aeolis. 10-1 BC. Magistrate Diphilos Phaita. AIΓAEΩN ΣEBAΣTOΣ, bare head right / ΔIΦOΛOΣ ΦAITA AΓΩNΩΘETAΣ, Apollo standing right, holding taenia and laurel branch. RPC 2427, Imhoof GM 241; AMC I 1247; SNG Righetti 813.TextImage
CAIUS AND LUCIUS
RPC 2428Caius and Lucius, Caesars, AE16 of Aegae, Aeolis. Diphilos Phaita, agonothete. AIΓEΩN ΛEYKION, bare head of Lucius Caesar right / ΓAION ΔIΦIΛOC ΦAITA AΓΩNOΘETAC, bare head of Caius Caesar right. TextImage
CLAUDIUS
RPC 2429AClaudius AE19 of Aegae, Aeolis. Magistrate Apollodoros. TI KΛAYΔIOC KAICAΡ CEBACTOC, laureate head right / EΠI AΠOΛΛOΔΩΡOY ΠO YIOY CAΛEOY around, AIΓAEΩN downwards to left, Apollo standing right, holding taenia and laurel branch. RPC I 2429A; Paris 28; SNG Cop 22. TextImage
RPC 2429BClaudius AE20 of Aegae, Aeolis. Magistrate Apollodoros. TI KΛAYΔIOC KAICAΡ CEBACTOC, laureate head right / EΠI AΠOΛΛOΔΩΡOY ΠO YIOY CAΛEOY, AIΓ-AEΩN, around and across fields, Apollo standing right, holding taenia and laurel branch. RPC I 2429B; Paris 29; SNG von Aulock 7672.TextImage
VALERIA MESSALINA
RPC 2430Valeria Messalina AE17 of Aegae, Aeolis. CEBACTH MECAΛEINA, draped bust right / AIΓAEION, Zeus standing left, holding eagle and sceptre. SNG Copenhagen 23.TextImage
BRITANNICUS
RPC 2431Britannicus AE16 of Aegae, Aeolis. Chaleos, magistrate. BΡITANNIKOC KAICAΡ, bare head right / AIΓAEΩN EΠI CAΛE-OY, Zeus standing left holding eagle and sceptre.TextImage
VESPASIAN
RPC II 967Vespasian, AE15 of Aegae, Aeolis. 69-79 AD. OYEΣΠAΣIANOΣ KAIΣAΡ, laureate head left / EΠI AΠOΛΛΩNIOY NEMEONIKOY AIΓAEΩN around and to left of Apollo standing right, holding branch and taenia. RPC 967; SNG Cop. 24.TextImage
TITUS
RPC II 968Titus and Domitian AE19 of Aegae, Aeolis. CEBACTΩN, laureate head of Titus facing laureate bust of Domitian / EΠI AΠOΛΛΩNIOY NEMEONIKOY around, AIΓAEΩN vertically to left, Apollo standing right holding laurel branch and taenia. BMC 22, SNG Cop 25. TextImage
RPC II 969Titus and Domitian AE18 of Aegae, Aeolis. CEBACTΩN, laureate head of Titus facing draped bust of Domitian / EΠI AΠOΛΛΩNIOY NEMEONIKOY AIΓ-AIΩ-N, Isis standing facing, looking left, holding sistrum and jug.TextImage
SABINA
SNG vA 7674Sabina AE15 of Aegae, Aeolis. CEBACTH CABEINA, diademed draped bust right / AIΓA, sistrum. SNG vA 7674.TextImage
SNG von Aulock 7674Sabina AE20 of Aegae, Aeolis. CEBACTH CABEINA, Draped bust right / Isis standing left, holding sistrum and raising hem of robe.TextImage
ANTONINUS PIUS
JA 52Antoninus Pius, AE26 of Aegae, Aeolis. 138-161 AD. (from beneath bust, clockwise) AY KAI AI AΔΡIA ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right / EΠI CTΡ ΔIONYC B TOY CE...OY around, AIΓA-EΩN across fields, Isis standing half left, holding sceptre and situla. ΩΠY monogram in left field. Mionnet III, 23 for this rev. image for Commodus (situla described as corn-ears). For magistrate: Lindgren I 388; Waddington 1264. John Aiello coll. temp. no. 52.TextImage
Lowe 1592Antoninus Pius AE15 of Aigae, Aeolis. 2.5 g. AYT KAI T AI AΔΡIA ANTΩNEINOC or similar, laureate head right. / AIΓA-EΩN, Harpocrates standing left, right hand raised to mouth, (holding cornucopiae in left hand?). Lowe 1592. Apparently unpublished. Not in RPC, Isegrim, Mionnet, SNG Turkey 9 etc.TextImage
SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
Mabbott 1409Septimius Severus AE32 of Aegae, Aeolis. Magistrate Apollodorus. AYT KAICAΡ CEOYHΡOC ΠEΡTIN AYΓ, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; c/m: laureate head right within small circular punch / EΠ CTΡA AΠOΛΛOΔΩΡOY COΦICTOY around, AIΓAEΩN below, Emperor, holding sceptre, in slow quadriga left. Mabbott 1409 (this coin.).TextImage
JULIA DOMNA
SNG Munich 379Julia Domna, AE27 of Aegae, Aeolis. AD 193-217. 15.24 g. IOYΛIA ΔOMNA CEBACTH, draped bust right. / EΠ CTΡA AΠOΛΛOΔΩΡOY AIΓAEΩN, Hygieia standing right, feeding serpent in arms, facing Asklepios, standing front, looking left, leaning on serpent-entwined staff. SNG Munich 379; Mionnet III, 24 corr (CTΡ AY..)TextImage
SEVERUS ALEXANDER
CNG 61, 1044Severus Alexander AE 50mm Medallion of Aegae, Aeolis. A K M AVΡ CEY AΛEXANΔΡOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / EΠI... AYΡ ΦAIOΔIMOY, ...N KHEYC above, AIΓAEΩN below, tetrastyle temple, cult statue within, Nike standing on pediment. Unlisted. TextImage
See also: RPC Vol 4 (Antonines) Online, entries for Aegae, Aeolis
Entry for aegae on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Aegae in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum