Ancient Coinage of Caria, Apollonia-Salbace



Located about 7 km north of Tavas in a fruitful area of the Tavas plain, and connected to Lycia and Phrygia by road.

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CIVIC AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
BMC 1Apollonia Salbace, Caria. AE18, 2nd c. BC. Laureate head of Zeus right, two stiff curls hanging down the back of the neck / AΠOΛΛO-NIATΩN, Amazon or Sabazios on horseback right, horse has one front foreleg raised. Maeander pattern below. BMC 1; Weber 6418.TextImage
BMC 5Apollonia Salbace, Caria. AE15, 1st c. BC. Head of Apollo (or Dionysos?) right, wreathed with ivy / AΠOΛΛONIATΩN, five-stringed lyre. BMC 5-6; SNG von Aulock 2478.TextImage
BMC 7-8Apollonia Salbace, Caria. AE 21.4 mm, semi-autonomous issue, AD 117-161. 8.74 g. AΠΛOΛΩNIA (sic), helmeted head of Athena right, with aegis. / ΠAΠIAC KAΛΛIΠΠOY (from top right), Zeus seated left, holding Nike and sceptre. BMC 7-8; Waddington Voyages VII, 6; Huber Coll. 41 (in Berliner Blätter 1865); RPC III, 2279; Imhoof GM 427.TextImage
BMC 15Apollonia Salbace, Caria. AE18. ΔHMOC, Laureate bust of Demos right / AΠOΛΛΩNIATΩN, Dionysus, wearing short chiton, standing left holding bunch of grapes and thyrsos. BMC 15; SNG von Aulock 2485; SNG Cop 141-142; Weber 6421-6423.TextImage
Imhoof GM 426Apollonia Salbace, Caria. AE18. Semi-autonomous issue, ca. 190-276. 4.11 g. CAΛBAKHC, head of Serapis right, polos on head. / AΠOΛΛΩNIATΩN, Isis standing left, holding sistrum and situla. Imhoof GM 426; Hunter 1; SNG Cop 139; Mionnet III, 167; SNG von Aulock 8070.TextImage
Imhoof KM 7Apollonia Salbace, Caria. AE30. AD 161-180. Magistrate Kallippos. IEΡA CYNKΛHTOC, bust of Senate right / AΠOΛΛONIATΩN KAΛΛIΠOY CTΡ, Zeus seated left. holding Nike and sceptre. Imhoof KM 7.TextImage
Mionnet III 164Apollonia Salbace, Caria. AE18, Civic issue, ca 150 BC. 7.12 g. Laureate head of Zeus right. / AΠOΛΛΩ-NIATΩN, Zeus Labraundos, bipennis over shoulder, on horseback riding right over a Maeander pattern. Mionnet III, 164.TextImage
RPC III 2280Apollonia Salbace, Caria, AE22, semi-autonomous issue. AD 98-117. 5.99 g. Magistrate Papias Kallippos. AΠOΛΛΩNIATΩN, Helmeted bust of Athena right, wearing aegis / ΠAΠIAC KAΛΛIΠΠOY, Dionysos in long robe, holding bunch of grapes and grain ear in right hand and thyrsos in left. RPC III 2280; Paris 334; Waddington 2232; Rhousopolis Coll. 3872.TextImage
Scholz 62Apollonia, Caria, AE15, ca 150-90 BC. 2.49 g. Head of a Maenad right. / AΠOΛΛΩNIATΩN, lion leaping right on Maeander pattern. Scholz 62 in NZ 33.TextImage
SNG Fitz 1646Apollonia Salbace, Caria, AE, ca. AD 193-211. 5.38 g. ΔHMOC, bare head of Demos right / AΠOΛΛΩNIATΩN, Dionysos, wearing short chiton, standing left, holding bunch of grapes and thyrsos. SNG Fitz. (Lewis) 1646 (this coin); SNG von Aulock 8069; BMC 15; SNG Cop. 141-142; Kurth Demos 844 corr.TextImage
SNG vA 2484Apollonia Salbace, Caria, AE22, Semi-autonomous issue, AD 193-211. 5.01 g. IEΡA BOYΛH, veiled and draped bust of Boule right. / XAΡMIΔOY AΠOΛΛΩNIATΩN, Hygieia standing right, feeding serpent in arms, facing Asklepios standing left, leaning on serpent-entwined staff. SNG von Aulock 2484; SNG Cop 143.TextImage
LIVIA
RPC 2865Livia. AE16 of Apollonia Salbace, Caria. AD 14-29. 3.63 g. Magistrate Kallipppos Artemidoros. ΣEBAΣTH, draped bust right / KAΛΛIΠΠOΣ AΡTEMIΔΩΡOY AΠOΛΛΩNIATΩN, Dionysos, wearing short chiton, standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos. RPC 2865; SNG von Aulock 2488; BMC 20; SNG Cop 146; Paris 339-340; Waddington 2237-2238; Weber 6427.TextImage
TIBERIUS
RPC 2864Tiberius AE19 of Apollonia-Salbace, Caria. AD 14-37. Magistrate Kallippos Artemidoros. 4.87 g. ΣEBAΣTOΣ, bare head right. / AΠOΛΛΩNIATΩN KAΛΛIΠΠOΣ AΡTEMIΔΩΡOY, Apollo standing left, holding raven and laurel branch. RPC I 2864; BMC 17-19; SNG von Aulock 2486-2487; Waddington 2236; Imhoof MG 22; SNG Cop 145; McClean 8461; Weber 6424-6426.TextImage
CALIGULA
RPC 2866Caligula, AE19 of Apollonia Salbace, Caria. AD 37-41. 5.4 g. Magistrate Apollonios Kokoy. ΣEBAΣTOΣ, bare head left. / AΠOΛΛΩNIATΩN AΠOΛΛΩNIOΣ KΩKOY, Apollo standing left, holding raven and branch. RPC I 2866; SNG von Aulock 2489; Paris 342-343: Waddington 2240-2241; Imhoof GM 428A.TextImage
HADRIAN
RPC 2284Hadrian AE19 of Apollonia, Caria. AD 117-138. KAICAΡ AΔΡIANOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / EΠI KΛ TEIMOΘEOY ΣTΡ AΠOΛΛΩN from top right, around and in fields, Demeter standing left, holding corn-ears, poppy and sceptre. RPC 2284; Paris 347; SNG Cop 150.TextImage
MARCUS AURELIUS
Weber 6429Marcus Aurelius as Caesar, AE20 of Apollonia Salbace, Caria. AD 139-161. 4.95 g. OYHΡOC KAICAΡ, bare head right. / AΠOΛΛΩNIATΩN, Artemis standing right, holding bow and reaching for an arrow from the quiver at her shoulder. Weber 6429; Imhoof GM Additions 135 in RSN 1913; RPC online 843.TextImage
JULIA DOMNA
SNG vA 8071 corrJulia Domna AE23 of Apollonia Salbace, Caria. 193-211 AD. IOYΛIA ΔOMNA, draped bust right / AΠOΛΛONIATΩN, Aphrodite standing facing, holding apple and sceptre. SNG von Aulock 8071 corr. ("Demeter").TextImage
CARACALLA
Eylul-Aralik 68Caracalla, AE32 of Apollonia Salbace, Caria. AD 198-217. 16.15 g. Magistrate Nikostratos. AYT KAI M AYΡ ANTΩNINO-C, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. / CTΡA NIKOCTΡATOY AΠOΛΛΩNIATΩN, Demeter standing left, holding poppy, corn-ears and sceptre. Eylul-Aralik 68 in Istanbul Byz. Circ. 34, July 2015 (this coin).TextImage
Kubitschek 1Caracalla, AE32 of Apollonia Salbace, Caria. AD 198-217. 17.06 g. Magistrate Nikostratos. AYT KAI M AYΡ ANTΩNINO-C, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. / CTΡA NIKOCTΡATOY AΠOΛΛΩNIATΩN, Zeus seated left, right leg drawn back, holding Nike and sceptre. Kubitschek 1 in NZ 1908, otherwise unpublished.TextImage
GETA
SNG vA 2492Geta, AE24 of Apollonia Salbake, Caria. Λ CEΠ ΓETAC K, laureate draped cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / CTΡA NIKOCTΡATOY AΠOΛΛONIATΩN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. SNG von Aulock 2492; Waddington 2248; Weber 6430.TextImage
SEVERUS ALEXANDER
Eylul-Aralik 69Severus Alexander AE43 medallion of Apollonia Salbace, Caria. AD 222-235. 46.08 g. Magistrate Agatheinos. AY K M AYΡ CE AΛEZANΔΡOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / CTΡA AΓAΘEINOY TO-Y IN AΠOΛΛΩNIATΩN, emperor in military dress, holding Victory on globe and raising right hand, standing front, looking left, in facing quadriga. Eylul-Aralik 69 in Istanbul Byz. Circ. 34, (this coin)= G&M 155, lot 216.TextImage
GALLIENUS
Brand 130935Gallienus, AE25 of Apollonia Salbace, Caria. 6.86 g. AD 253-268. Magistrate Menandros. AY KAI..Λ ΓAΛΛHN (partially overstruck), laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / AΠOΛΛΩNIATΩN CTΡA MENANΔΡ, Artemis (?) standing right, holding patera over a small altar, facing Zeus, holding sceptre, and Athena, resting right hand on shield, both standing left. Apparently unpublished. Michael Brand 130935.TextImage
Imhoof GRM 4Gallienus, AE40 of Apollonia Salbace, Caria. AD 253-268. Magistrate Menandros Peld. 25.46 g. AY KAI ΠO ΛI ΓAΛΛIHNOC, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / CTΡA MENANΔΡOY ΠHΛΔ AΠOΛΛΩNIATΩN, Emperor, holding Nike on globe and raising right hand, standing front, looking left, in facing quadriga. Imhoof GRM 4.TextImage
SNG vA 2494Gallienus, AE29 of Apollonia Salbace, Caria. AD 253-268. Magistrate Menandros. 13.9 g. AYTOKΡ KAI ΠOΠIΛ ΓAΛΛIHNOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Value mark B in right field. / AΠOΛΛΩNIATΩN CTΡA MENANΔΡ, tetrastyle temple with Apollo standing left in the central archway, Artemis, holding quiver and arrow, standing right in the left archway and Aphrodite or Leto, holding patera and torch, standing left in the right archway. SNG von Aulock 2494; Weber 6431; Waddington 2251; SNG Righetti 954.TextImage