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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 This reverse legend apparently unpublished.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. CYNKΛHTOC, draped bust of Senate right / AIΓAEΩN, Athena standing left holding spear, shield and statuette of Nike. BMC 19.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
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 Unpublished with magistrate's name.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
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 & 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 advancing left, holding eagle and sceptre. BMC 12v. TextImage
SNG Cop 7cfAegae, Aeolis AE17. Flavian times? Helmeted bust of Athena left / AIΓAIΩN, Zeus standing left holding eagle & sceptre. 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 & 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 & 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 14Aegae, Aeolis AE 13mm. 2nd-1st century BC. Head of Hermes right wearing petasos / AIΓAIEΩN below forepart of goat right, HVP monogram above, ΠAΦ monograms to right.TextImage
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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. Time of Valerian to Gallienus, ca 253-268 AD. AIΓH, the Amazon Aegae, axe at shoulder / AIΓAEΩN, Tyche standing left holding rudder & 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
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 & laurel branch. RPC 2427, Imhoof GM 241; AMC I 1247; SNG Righetti 813.TextImage
CAIUS AND LUCIUS
RPC 2428Caius & 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 & 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 & taenia. BMC 22, SNG Cop 25. TextImage
RPC II 969Titus & 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 & 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