Ancient Coinage of Lampsakos, Mysia


Lampsakos, modern day Lapseki in northern Turkey.

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CITY AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
ELECTRM AND GOLD
Boston I, 1601
FAKE
Lampsakos, Mysia, (370-330 BC). 19th-20th century FAKE Stater, gold. 17 mm, 8.2 gr. Head of Athena left, wearing Attic helmet / Forepart of Pegasos right, Λ below. Boston I 1601 (also an imitation). Copying Warren 1008-1010; Babelon Traité II-II, 2542.TextImage
NAC 23-1244Lampsakos, Mysia. Circa 394-350 BC. AV Stater. Head of Hera right, in stephane; bow and quiver to left / Forepart of Pegasos right in incuse square. Unpublished. NAC 23, 1244.TextImage
SNG France 1110Lampsakos, Mysia, EL Stater, ca 500-450 BC. 20 mm, 15.14 g. Forepart of Pegasos left, bunch of grapes above, grape vine around / Quadripartite incuse square. SNG France 1110; Baldwin, group II, 10; Gulbenkian II, 73, 678; SNG Spencer-Churchill 179; SNG von Aulock 1289; SNG Post 171.TextImage
SNG France 1137Lampsakos, Mysia AV Stater. ca 394-350 BC. Laureate head of Zeus left; lotus flower behind / Forepart of Pegasos right in shallow incuse. BMC 28 corr. TextImage
SNG France 1151Lampsakos, Mysia AV Stater. ca 394-350 BC. Head of a Maenad left, hair flying, in ivy wreath and diadem, triple-pendant earring, and necklace / Forepart of Pegasos right in shallow incuse. SNGFrance 1151. TextImage
SNG France 1159Lampsakos, Mysia AV Stater. Artabazos, Satrap of Daskylion, ca 356 BC. Head of Artabazos left, in a Persian tiara tied with a diadem / Forepart of Pegasos right in shallow incuse. TextImage
Sear SG 3881Lampsakos, Mysia, electrum stater, circa 412 BC, 15.18 g. Forepart of Pegasus left with curled wing, ΞT monogram below, all within vine wreath. / Quadripartite incuse square. Traité II, 327; BMC 8; Baldwin pl. II, 12c (this coin); SNG von Aulock 1292; Kraay-Hirmer 727; Sear SG 3881; Friedberg 294.TextImage
SILVER
BMC 10Lampsakos, Mysia. AR Diobol 500-450 BC. Janiform archaic style female head, with circular earring / Helmeted, archaic style head of Athena left in incuse square. BMC 10-14.TextImage
BMC 46Lampsakos, Mysia, AR diobol, 10 mm, 400-400 BC. 1.21 g. Laureate head of Apollo right. / ΛAM, forepart of Pegasos right with curled tail, dolphin right below. BMC 46-47; SNG Cop 194; Gaebler 64 (Nomisma XII).TextImage
Gaebler 37Lampsakos, Mysia, AR diobol. Janiform female head / head of Athena right in Corinthian helmet. TextImage
Gaebler 47Lampsakos, Mysia, AR diobol, 11mm, 1.28 gr. 4th C. BC. Janiform, female head, wearing taenia or stephane and earring / ΛA, Helmeted head of Athena right. de Luynes 2489; Gaebler Nomisma 12, 47; Weber 5109.TextImage
Gaebler 70Lampsakos, Mysia, AR tetradrachm, ca 160 BC. 16.73 g. Bearded head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy, the hair falling in three formal locks to the shoulder / ΛAMYA-KHNΩN [Δ]HMHTΡIOY TOY [ΔHM]HTΡIOY TOY [MIKA]ΛOY, Apollo Kitharoidos walking right, holding plectrum in right hand and lyre in left arm, YΠΛ monogram at lower left, bow and arrow at lower right. Gaebler 70 (in Nomisma 12); Baldwin, Lampsakos pl. VIII, 1.TextImage
SNG Cop 183cfLampsakos, Mysia. Circa 500-460 BC. AR Drachm. Janiform female head, wearing necklace and circular earring / Helmeted head of Athena left, laurels on helmet; retrograde S behind, all within incuse square. TextImage
SNG Cop 189Lampsakos, Mysia. Circa 390-330 BC. AR Diobol. Janiform female head, in circular earring and necklace / Helmeted head of Athena right. SNGFrance 1195, SNGvA 1295. TextImage
SNG Cop 192Mysia, Lampascus, 480-450 BC. AR Diobol. 1.14 g, 11 mm). Diademed Janiform bust / Head of Athena right, wearing Corinthian helmet, bee to right. SNG Copenhagen 192.TextImage
SNG Cop 193Lampsakos, Mysia AR Tetrobol. Circa 390-330 BC. Janiform female head, with circular earring / Helmeted head of Athena right. SNG von Aulock 1294. TextImage
SNG Cop 246Lampsakos, Mysia AR Diobol. ca 390-330 BC. Janiform female head, with circular earring / ΛAM, helmeted head of Athena right. TextImage
SNG France 1118cfLampsakos, Mysia, ca 510-450 BC, AR Obol. Forepart of Pegasos left / Quadrapartite incuse square. TextImage
SNG France 1180Lampsakos, Mysia. Ca 4th Century BC. AR Tetrobol (14mm, 2.40 gm). Janiform female head / Head of Athena right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet, ΛA before. SNG France 1180; SNG von Aulock 1293. TextImage
SNG France 1231Lampsakos, Mysia AR Tetradrachm. Circa 200-150 BC. Promethion, magistrate. Wreathed head of Priapos right / ΛAMΨA-KHNΩN, Apollo Citharoedus standing right, holding plectrum in right hand, lyre in left arm; monogram to inner left, cult statue of Demeter holding two torches to inner right, ΠΡOMHΘIΩNOΣ TOY ΛAMΠΩNOΣ below. TextImage
SNG vA 1295Lampsakos, Mysia. ca 390-330 BC. AR Diobol. Janiform female head,with circular earring / ΛAM, helmeted head of Athena right. TextImage
SNG vA 1295cfMysia, Lampsakus AR Diobol. 4th century BC. Janiform female head / head of Athena right in Corinthian helmet, with Λ on bowl. TextImage
Weber 5094Lampsakos, AR tritetarmorion or obol; 0.69 gr. Janiform female head wearing taenia, necklace and earring / Archaic helmeted head of Athena left within incuse square. SNG Lockett 2707; Pozzi 2236; Luynes Coll. 2480; Weber Coll. 5094.TextImage
Sear SG 3880Lampsakos, Mysia. AR obol. 480-450 BC. Head of Athena left, wearing Corinthian helmet, all within incuse square / Janiform female head wearing taenia, necklace and earring. SNG France 1127ff; SNG Cop 186; Luynes 2480; Weber 5094. 11mm, 0.79 g.TextImage
BRONZE
BMC 53Lampsakos, Mysia AE22, civic issue, ca 350-200 BC. 6.4 g. ΛAM, Laureate female head right, wearing earring and necklace. / ΠA, forepart of Pegasos right, head of Helios facing below. BMC 53 (this coin); SNG Tuebingen 2299.TextImage
BMC 60Lampsakos, Mysia AE10, civic issue, 350-200 BC. 0.93 g. ΛAM, crested helmet right. / ΨA, forepart of Pegasos right, globe or dolphin below. BMC 60; Lindgren I, 255.TextImage
BMC 62Lampsakos, Mysia, AE12, civic issue, 400-200 BC. 1.76 g. No legend, caduceus within wreath. / ΛAM-ΨA above and beneath forepart of Pegasos right. BMC 62; Baldwin IX, 17-18; Kyzikos Excav. 1952-1953, 94.TextImage
BMC 63Lampsakos, Mysia, AE13, civic issue, 400-200 BC. 1.59 g. ΛA-M, caduceus within wreath. / Forepart of Pegasos right, dolphin below. BMC 63.TextImage
BMC 69Lampsakos, Mysia, AE24, civic issue, 190-85 BC. 11.31 g. Bearded head of Priapos right, wreathed with ivy. / ΛAMΨA-KHNΩN above and beneath forepart of Pegasos right. BMC 69; SNG France 1245-1248; SNG Cop 224-226; Bompois coll 1396; SNG vpm Aulock 7405; Lindgren III 259; SNG Tuebingen 2311.TextImage
BMC 72Lampsakos, Mysia AE14, civic issue, ca 190-85 BC. 1.91 g. Head of Priapos right, wreathed with ivy. / ΛAM-ΨA in two lines within wreath. BMC 72; Lindgren I, 258; SNG Cop 223.TextImage
BMC 74Lampsakos, Mysia AE16, civic issue, ca 190-85 BC. 2.73 g. Veiled head of Demeter right, wreathed with corn. / ΛAM, thunderbolt, forepart of Pegasos right below. BMC 74; Righetti 9474 (this coin); SNG France 1243 corr. ("torch"); SNG Cop 222; Lindgren I, 260.TextImage
CNG 61, 259Lampsakos, Mysia. AE23 civic issue, ca 195-85 BC. 6.24 g. Head of Priapos right, wreathed with ivy. / ΛAMΨA-KHNΩN above and beneath forepart of Pegasos right, star in right field. CNG 61, 259. Unpublished with star in right field.TextImage
Sear 3899vLampsakos, Mysia, AE10. Head of Priapus right, wreathed in ivy / forepart of Pegasus right, Λ before, corn-ear below.TextImage
SNG Cop 199Lampsakos, Mysia. Orontas, Satrap. Circa 362 BC. AE 12mm. Laureate head of Zeus right / Forepart of Pegasos right. TextImage
SNG Cop 203Lampsacus, Mysia, 400-200 BC. AE 19, 3.35 g. Janiform heads of a male and female / ΛAM, forepart of Pegasos flying right with curled wings, Φ below. SNG Cop 203; Mionnet Supp V, 565.TextImage
SNG Cop 205Mysia, Lampaskos AE11. 4th - 3rd Century BC. Laureate head of Apollo right, ΛAM before / forepart of Pegasus right. TextImage
SNG Cop 229Lampsakos, Mysia. AE civic issue, 190-85 BC. Head of Priapos right, wreathed with ivy. / ΛAMΨA downwards to right of kantharos. AMH monogram in lower left field, forepart of Pegasos in lower right field. SNG Cop 229-230; Tek Coll. 129-130; Aiello Coll. Mysia 196.TextImage
SNG vA 7397Lampsacus, Mysia, AE17, 4th Cent. BC; 3,30gr. ΛAM, janiform female head wearing tania and earring / ΨA, forepart of winged horse Pegasos right with curled wing and bird's tail. Unclear symbol (harpa?) below. SNG von Aulock 7397.TextImage
SNG vA 7407Lampsakos, Mysia, AE civic issue. 400-200 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right, star above head. / ΛAMΨAKHNΩN, Apollo, naked, standing left by a tripod altar, holding bow, resting left arm on a column. SNG von Aulock 7407; SNG Stockholm 2049.TextImage
Sear SG 3899Lampsakus, Mysia, AE10, (0.97g), 362 BC. Time of Orontas' revolt against Artaxerxes II. Head of Priapus right, wreathed in ivy. / ORONTA beneath forepart of Pegasus right with curled wing. BMC (Ionia) 326; Sear SG 3899 corr. ("Zeus"). TextImage
Sear SG 3903Lampsakos, Mysia. 4th-3rd Century BC. AE 19mm. ΛAM, laureate female head right, wearing earring / ΨA, forepart of Pegasos right. SNGvA 1299.TextImage
Sear SG 3905Lampsakos, Mysia, ca. 190-85 BC. AE13. 1.58 g. Caduceus in wreath. / (ΛAM)ΨA, forepart of Pegasos right with curled wing. Baldwin, Lampsakos, pl. IX, 17; BMC 62; Sear SG 3905.TextImage
ROMAN PROVINCIAL COINS
JULIUS CAESAR
RPC I, 2268Julius Caesar, AE21 of Lampsacus, Mysia. 7.09 g. Struck ca. 45 BC. Duumvirs Q. Lucretio and L. Pontio, legate M Turio. C G I L, head of Julius Caesar right, countermark on cheek. / Q LVCRETIO L PONTIO IIVIR M TVRIO LEG, priest ploughing right with two oxen. RPC I 2268; Hunter 60; Paris 931-932; Waddington 930-931; SNG Fitz. 4187.TextImage
AUGUSTUS
RPC 2278Augustus AE16 of Lampsakus, Mysia. ΣEBAΣTOY ΛAMΨAKH, laureate head right / IEΡA ΣYNKΛHTOΣ, draped bust of the Senate right. RPC I 2278; McClean 7640; Paris 799-801.TextImage
CALIGULA
RPC 2280Gaius, Lampsakos, AE16. Γ KAIΣAΡ ΣEB, bare head right / ΛAMΨA, wreathed draped bust of Priapos right. RPC 2280; SNG Cop 231; Hunter 12.TextImage
DOMITIAN
RPC 890Domitian, AE18 of Lampsakos, Mysia. KAIΣAΡ ΔOMITIANΩ, laureate head right / ΛAMΨA, Herm of Priapos left on pedestal, K in right field. RPC 890; SNG Cop 235; Waddington 893; Paris 804; Mionnet Supp VI. 596.TextImage
HADRIAN
Leu 5, 480Hadrian, AE16 of Lampsakos, Mysia. AD 117-138. 2.19 g. AΔΡIANOC KAICAΡ, laureate, cuirassed bust right. / ΛAMΠΨAKHNωN, ithyphallic Priapus standing left, right hand raised, left hand on hip. Unpublished. Leu 5, 480.TextImage
CARACALLA
Weber 5124 varCaracalla, AE22 of Lampsacus, Mysia. 198-217 AD. M AY ANTΩNEINOC K, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from the back / ΛAMΨAKHNΩN, Homonoia standing left by altar, holding patera and cornucopiae. Weber 5124-5125 var (obv. legend); BMC 87 var (ditto); Aiello 67.TextImage
PHILIP I
BMC 88Philip I. AE37 of Lampsacos, Mysia. AD 244-249. 23.84 gr. AYTOK M IOYΛIOC ΦIΛIΠΠOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / EΠI CTΡ AYΡHΛIOY MAΡKOY ΛAMΨAKHNΩN, hexastyle temple with Syrian architrave on a base of two steps with statue of Priapus standing left within. BMC 88.TextImage
TRAJAN DECIUS
SNG France 1294cfTrajan Decius AE21 of Lampsakos, Mysia. AD 249-251. AYT KOI TΡAIAN ΔEKIOC, laureate draped bust right / (from top right) EΠI AΠOΛΛΩN ΛAMΨAKHNΩN ETOY, icthyphallic Priapus standing left, draped from hips, holding kantharos and thyrsos. SNG France 1294 var (magistrate); SNG von Aulock 1309 var (ditto).TextImage
GALLIENUS
Kovacs XII, 179Gallienus, AE21 of Lampsakos, Mysia. 3.53 g. AVT Π ΛI ΓAΛΛIHNOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / ΛANΨsAKHNO, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Unpublished. Kovacs XII 179.TextImage
SNG France 1296Gallienus, AE23 of Lampsakos, Mysia. AD 253-268. 5.19 g. AYT ΓAΛΛIHNOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / ΛAMΨAKHNON, statue of ithyphallic Priapos standing left on a base, holding kantharos and thyrsos; lighted altar to left. SNG France 1296; Paris 828; BMC 92 var ("AYTO").TextImage
SNG France 1297Gallienus, AE23 of Lampsakos, Mysia. AD 253-268. 6.08 g. Magistrate Phirmos. AY K Π ΛI ΓAΛΛIHNOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / EΠI ΦIΡM ΛANΨAKH-NΩN, statue of ithyphallic Priapos standing left on a base, holding kantharos and thyrsos; lighted altar to left. SNG France 1297; Paris 829.TextImage

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