Ancient Coinage of Askalon, Palestine


Askalon, Ascalon, or Ashkelon, a seaport city founded by the pre-Phoenician Canaanites.

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BMC 46Askalon, Palestine. AE15. Semi-autonomous issue. 4.38 g. Dated local year 176 (AD 72-73). Turreted, veiled and draped bust of Tyche right. / Galley sailing left, ςOΡ (date) and AΣ above. BMC 46-48; Paris 61; RPC 2204; Rosenberg 53; Rosenberg Pal. III, 10; Saulcy "Terre Sainte" 45; Mionnet V, 46; Rollin 7570.TextImage
Gitler III-4OaAskalon, Palestine. Mid 5th century-333 BC. AR Obol 10mm, 0.72g. Female head right / Owl standing facing, wings spread; AN (in Aramaic) at upper left, lotus-like devices around; all within incuse square. Gitler and Tal III.4Oa; HGC 10, 503.TextImage
RPC 2205Askalon, Palestine AE16. Dated Year 180 = 76-77 AD. Turreted and veiled bust of Tyche right / war galley right, date ΠΡ and AΣ above. Rosenberger 54, SNGCop 30. TextImage
RPC 2217Askalon, Palestine AE14. Dated Year 198 = 94-95 AD. ACK, turreted and veiled bust of Tyche right / war galley right, date H9P above. Rosenberger 58. TextImage
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Rosenberger 1Askalon, Palestine AR Phoenician Hemidrachm. ca 200 BC. Turreted veiled and draped bust of Tyche to right / Prow of war galley, AΣ above. TextImage
Rosenberger 65Askalon, Palestine AE15. Semi-autonomous issue, dated year 217 = 113/114 AD. Turreted bust of Tyche to right / war galley, date ZIC above. TextImage
SNG Cop 27Askalon, Palestine, AE12. ca 2nd Century BC. Turreted and veiled head of Tyche right / AΣ above prow of galley left. TextImage
SNG Cop 29vAskalon, Palestine AE15. Year 221=117-118 AD. Veiled and turreted bust of Tyche right, AC to right / war galley left, year AKC above. TextImage
SNG Cop 31vAskalon, Palestine AE15. Year 213 = 109-110 AD. Turreted bust of Tyche right, AC to right / War galley right, date ΓIC above. TextImage
NERO
RPC 4888Nero AE22 of Askalon, Palestine. ΣEBAΣTOΣ, laureate head left / AΣKAΛΩ, Tyche-Astarte standing left on prow, holding sceptre and aplustre, altar to left, dove to right, BΞΡ to right. BMC 88.TextObvRev
RPC 4889Nero AE18 of Askalon, Palestine. Dated Year 170 = 56-57 AD. (CEB)ACT, laureate head right / AC to left of Phanebal standing left holding harpa and shield with palm, date OP to right.TextImage
VESPASIAN
RPC 2203Vespasian AE18 of Ascalon, Palestine. Dated Year 176 = 72-73 AD. ΣEBAΣTOΣ, laureate head right / AΣ ςOΡ, war god Phanebal standing facing, holding harpa, shield and palm. TextImage
RPC 2207Vespasian, AE22 of Ascalon, Palestine. 10.21 g. Dated Year 185 (78-79 AD). ΣEBAΣTOΣ, laureate head left / AΣKAΛΩ, Astarte-Tyche standing left on prow, holding sceptre and aplustre; tall incense altar to left; to right, dove left above date BΠΡ. RPC 2207; Rosenberger 108 var. (date).TextImage
RPC 2208Vespasian AE25 of Askalon, Palestine. ΣEBAΣTO, laureate head right / ACKAΛΩ, Tyche standing, head right, bird before, BΠΡ below. Lindgren 2453.TextObvRev
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TITUS
RPC 2209Titus, AE24 of Ascalon, Palestine. Struck AD 80-81. ΣEBAΣTOΣ, laureate head right / AΣKAΛΩ, Tyche standing left on prow, holding standard and aphlaston, altar to left, dove standing left over ΔΠΡ (year 184) in right field. RPC II 2209; BMC 117.TextImage
DOMITIAN
RPC 2211Domitian AE21 of Ascalon, Palestine. Dated CY 189 = AD 85-86. Laureate head left / Tyche-Astarte standing left on galley, holding sceptre and aphlaston; altar to left, dove to right, date ΘΠC at lower right. SNG ANS 698. TextImage
RPC 2212Domitian AE21 of Ascalon, Palestine. Dated CY 189 (AD 85-86). CEBACTOC, laureate head right / ACKAΛEΩN, Tyche-Astarte standing left on galley, holding sceptre and aphlaston; altar to left, dove to right, date ΘΠC at lower right. RPC 2212; BMC 124-125; Paris 103-104.TextImage
RPC 2213Domitian AE17 of Ascalon, Palestine. Dated Year 189 = AD 85-86. CEBACTOC, laureate head right / AΣ ΘΠΡ, war god Pharnebal standing left holding harpa, small shield and palm. RPC 2213; BMC 129-131; Rosenberger 116.TextImage
RPC 2216Domitian, AE22. Askelon, Palestine. AD 94-95. CEBAC, laureate head right / AC, The war deity Phanebal standing left, brandishing sword over head and holding shield and palm. HYP (date = 94/5 AD) in left field left. SNG ANS 6, 701, Hendin 280, Mionnet V, 79. TextImage
TRAJAN
BMC 136-139Trajan AE23 of Askalon, Palestine. Year IC = 210 = AD 106-107. CEBACTOC, laureate head right. / ACKAΛΩ, Tyche standing left on prow, holding standard and aphlaston, altar to left, dove standing left to right. Date IC. BMC 136-139; RPC III 3975; De Saulcy 3; Paris 112; SNG Dresden 3737; Rosenberger 124.TextImage
BMC 140-142Trajan AE21 from Askalon, Palestine. Dated Year 211 = AD 107-108. CEBACTOC, laureate head right / ACKAΛΩ, Tyche standing left holding standard and aphlaston, altar in field to left. dove to right, date AIC to lower right. BMC 140-142; RPC III 3978; De Saulcy 4, Paris 113; Rosenberger 128.TextImage
BMC 143Trajan AE 24 of Ascalon, Palestine. Year 213 = AD 109-110. Laureate bust right / Tyche standing left by altar, holding spear and aphlaston, dove to her right, date ΓIC to right. BMC 143; RPC III 3981; De Saulcy 7; Paris 115-116; SNG Cop 38; Rosenberger 132.TextImage
BMC 145Trajan AE22 of Askalon, Palestine. Dated Year 215 = AD 111-112. CEBACTOC, laureate head right / ACKAΛΩ, Tyche-Astarte standing left holding standard and aphlaston, altar to left, dove to right, date EIC to lower right. BMC 145; RPC III 3987; De Saulcy 9; Rosenberger 136-138.TextImage
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BMC 156-157Trajan AE 22mm of Ascalon, Palestine. Dated Year 220 = AD 116-117. CEBACT, laureate head right / City goddess standing right holding sceptre and cornucopiae, ACKAΛΩ to left, date KC to right. BMC 156-157; RPC III 3996; De Saulcy 14; Paris 121; Rosenberger 144; SNG ANS 710.TextImage
Hendin 827vTrajan AE18 of Ascalon in Judea. Year EIC = 215 = AD 111-112. Laureate bust right, CEBAC before / EIC - AC, war god Phanebal standing left holding harpe, shield and palm. Hendin 827v.TextImage
Rosenb. 133Trajan AE18mm of Ascalon, Palestine. Dated Year 213 = AD 109-110. CEBACTOC, laureate bust right / Phanebal with sword and shield, date ΓIC to left, AC- to right. Rosenberger 133.TextImage
Rosenb. 139Trajan AE20 of Ascalon, Palestine. Year 215 = AD 111-112. Laureate bust right. / Phanebal, the war god, with shield and harpe, date EIΣ to left.TextImage
RPC III 3972Ascalon. Trajan AE23. Year 209 = AD 105-106. CEBACTOC, laureate head right / ACKAΛΩ, Tyche standing left on prow, holding standard and aphlaston, altar in field to left, dove to right, ΘC to lower right. RPC III 3972; De Saulcy 1; Sofaer 89; Rosenberger 121-123.TextImage
SNG ANS 711Trajan AE18mm of Ascalon, Palestine. Year 220 = AD 116-117. CEBACTOC, laureate bust right / Phanebal with sword and shield, ACKA to left, date KC to right. SNG ANS 711.TextImage
SNG Cop 37Trajan AE18 of Ascalon, Palestine. Dated Year 211 = AD 107-108. CEBAC-TOC, laureate head right / war god Phanebal standing left on prow, holding harpe in right hand, shield and palm in left, date AIC in left field. SNG Cop 37, SNG ANS 204.TextImage
HADRIAN
Rosenb. 149Hadrian AE16 of Ascalon, Palestine. Dated Year 221 = AD 117-118. CEBACTOC, laureate bust right / war god Phanebal with shield and harpe, ACKA-- to left, AKC to right.TextImage
SNG ANS 713ffHadrian AE22 of Ascalon, Palestine. AD 117-138. 22mm, 11.10 gr. Uncertain date. CEBACTOC, laureate head right / ACKAΛΩN, Tyche-Astarte standing left on galley, holding sceptre and aphlaston; altar to left; dove left over A[..] (date?) in right field. Rosenberger 162-165; SNG ANS 713-716.TextImage
MARCUS AURELIUS
Rosenb. 189Marcus Aurelius. As Caesar, AE26 of Ascalon, Palestine. Dated CY 262 (AD 158-159). Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Poseidon standing left, right foot on rock, holding dolphin and trident, date BΞC to right.TextImage
JULIA DOMNA
Hamburger 1932, 178Julia Domna, AE23 of Ascalon, Palestine. Dated Year 302, AD 198-199. (clockwise from centre left) IOY ΔOMNA CEB, draped bust right / ACKAΛωN BT, the Dioskuri standing facing each other, each holding spear and parazonium, star above their heads, crescent in upper centre. SNG ANS 732 var (date). Leo Hamburger auction 1932, lot 178.TextImage
CARACALLA
Prieur 1653Caracalla, AR tetradrachm of Askalon, Palestine. 26mm, 12.36 g. AVT K M ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right placed on an eagle standing right with closed wings. / ΔH EΞ VΠATOC T Δ, crowned, draped bust of Asiatic Tyche right, scourge over her right shoulder, sceptre before, all set on three lion heads right. (The crown is similar to a hemhem crown). Prieur 1653 (this coin); Imhoof GM 771; Bellinger 375; Van Hoof 173 in JNG XXXVI.TextImage
SNG ANS 733Caracalla AE of Ascalon, Phoenicia. Dated AD 213-217. AYT K M ANTΩNEINOC CEB, laureate head right / ΔHMAΡC EΞ YΠATO Δ, eagle standing on palm branch, wings spread, head right with wreath in beak. Dove standing right below. SNG ANS Palestine 733.TextImage
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