Ancient Coinage of Syria, Chalkis sub Libano


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Chalkis sub Libano, Syria, Coele-Syria.
(Not to be confused with the Chalkis in Euboia, nor Chalkidice, Syria.)

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BMC 2Ptolemy I, tetrarch of Chalkis sub Libano, Syria, 85-40 BC, Laureate head of Zeus (or tetrarch) right, oval countermarked with female bust right, with a hair style resembling that of Cleopatra VII / ΠTOΛEMAIOY TET AΡXHE Π, eagle flying right. Text
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BMC 3Ptolemy tetrarch AE19 of Chalkis sub Libano, Syria. 85-40 BC. Laureate head of Zeus right / ΠTOΛEMAIOY TETΡAΡXOY KAI AΡXI IEΡ, The Dioskuri, each holding spear standing facing each other, all within laurel-wreath. BMC 3; Sear 5897.TextImage
BMC 6Lysanias, son of Ptolemy, Tetrarch of Chalkis, Syria. 40-36 BC. AE 20.5mm, 4.8 gr. Diademed head of Lysanias right, o on ΠΠ monogram before / ΛYΣANIOY TETΡAΡXOY KAI AΡX, Athena standing left, holding Nike, spear and shield, ΦΛ monogram in right field. BMC 6; RPC 4770; SNG Cop 415; Sear 5898.TextImage
Hoover HGC 1455Chalkis sub Libano, Syria. AE21. Semi-autonomous issue, ca 27-26 BC. 6.75 g. NE downwards behind laureate head of Zeus right. / N-E across fields, Nike walking right, holding wreath and palm. Hoover HGC 1455; Herman 13.TextImage
Lindgren 1232Chalkis ad Libanon, Syria. AE21, 1st century BC. 4.53 g. Helmeted and draped bust of Athena right; c/m: male head right within circular incuse / The Dioskuri standing facing each other, each holding spear; NE monogram to left; ΛX monogram and Ρ above, ΡΓ monogram to right, ΩE monogram below. Lindgren III 1232; Righetti Coll. Sale, Part 8, 593.TextImage
Lindgren 1237Lysanias (son of Ptolemy), King of Chalkis, Syria. AE 19, 40-36 BC. Chalkis ad Libanon mint. Diademed head of Ptolemy (?) right, countermark on neck / Nike standing left, holding wreath and palm. A on W monogram above date BOC in left field, O on X in right field. Hoover SC 1443 var (monogram left); Herman 10 var (ditto); cf. Lindgren III 1237.Text
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Lindgren 2134A.1 Syria, Chalkidice. Chalkis. Ptolemaios. Year 53? (66/65BC). AE 21mm. Laureate head of Zeus right / ΠTOΛEMAIOY TETΡAΡXOY, dove flying right; NG (year?) to left, AP below. TextImage
Lindgren 2134ASyria, Chalkidice. Chalkis. Ptolemaios. Year 53? (66/65 BC). AE 21mm. Laureate head of Zeus right; c/m helmeted head right / ΠTOΛEMAIOY TETΡAΡXOY, dove flying right; NG (year?) to left, AP below. TextImage
Moore 5.3.46Chalkis sub Libano, Syria, 85-40 BC. AE15 mm, 3.58 gr. Draped bust of Artemis right, quiver and bow over shoulder / Nike walking left, holding wreath and palm; Latin L-(B) across fields, ΩΠΛ and ΞΡ monograms in left field, all within wreath. Lindgren III, 1227 var. (monograms); Moore 5.3.46; Hoover Seleuc. Coinage 1443 var (monograms).TextImage
Hoover HGC 1455Chalkis sub Libano, Syria. AE21. Semi-autonomous issue, ca 27-26 BC. 6.75 g. NE downwards behind laureate head of Zeus right. / N-E across fields, Nike walking right, holding wreath and palm. Hoover HGC 1455; Herman 13.TextImage
RPC 4216ffSyria, Chalkis AE19. Diademed head of Zeus right [countermarked with female bust right, of Cleopatra VII?] / ΠTOΛEMAIOY TETΡAΡXOY... Zeus seated left holding sceptre and uncertain object. TextImage
SNG Cop 413Syria, Coele-Syria. Chalkis. Ptolemaios, tetrarch. Year 240 (73/72 BC). AE 19mm. Laureate head of Zeus right / The Dioskuri standing facing one another, each holding a spear; L MS right. BMC -. TextImage
MARC ANTONY
RPC 4771Mark Antony and Cleopatra AE 23mm of Chalkis, Syria. ETOYC KA TOY KAI E ΘEAC NEΩTEΡAC, bare head of Antony right / BACIΛICCHC KΛEOΠATΡAC, diademed and draped bust of Cleopatra right. SNG Cop 383, Svoronos 1887.TextImage
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CLEOPATRA
RPC 4771Cleopatra VII and Marc Antony AE20 of Chalkis, Phoenicia. 32/31 BC. Diademed bust of Cleopatra right / Head of Marc Antony right. Svoronos 1887, BMC [Berytus] 15.TextImage
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RPC 4472Syria, Chalkidice. Chalkis. Cleopatra VII. 36-30 BC. AE 18mm (4.68gm). Diademed bust of Cleopatra right / Nike walking right with palm over shoulder. TextImage
RPC 4772Chalkis ad Libanon, Syria. Cleopatra VII of Egypt. 36-30 BC. AE20, 4.49 g. Dated RY 21 (Egyptian) and 6 (Phoenician) of Cleopatra (32/-31 BC). BACIΛICCHC KΛEOΠATΡAC, diademed and draped bust right / ETOYC KA TOY KAI Γ ΘEAC NEΩTEΡAC, Nike walking right, holding palm branch, within laurel wreath. RPC I 4772; DCA 477; HGC 9, 1452.TextImage
RPC 4773Cleopatra VII, AE17 of Chalkis sub Libano, Syria. 32-31 BC. 3.46 g. BACIΛICCHC KΛEOΠATΡAC, Diademed bust of Cleopatra right / ETOYC KA TOY KAI ς ΘEAC NEΩTEΡAC, Athena walking left, holding transverse spear, and shield on right arm. RPC 4773; Sofaer 45; Rouvier 439 ("Berytus"); Pitchfork 174; Svoronos 1889; Sear Imper. 928.TextImage
OCTAVIAN - AUGUSTUS
RPC 4774Chalkis sub Libano, Syria. Octavian and Zenodoros. Year 282 (32/31 BC). AE 21mm (6.83 gm). Bare head of Octavian right / Bare head of Zenodorus left.TextImage
RPC 4775Octavian and Zenodorus, AE21, Chalkis sub Libano, Syria. 32-24 BC. 5.57 g, Dated local year 87, 26-25 BC. NE KAI and date L ZΠ, bare head of Octavian right. / ZHNOΔOΡOY TETΡAΡXOY KAI AΡCHΡEΩΣ, bare head of Zenodoros left. RPC I 4775; SNG Copenhagen 417; BMC 7; Laffaille 564; Sear Greece 5899.TextImage
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Octavian and Zenodorus AE21 of Chalkis sub Libano, Syria. Countermark of Quintillus Varus. 6.30 g. L ZNΠ NE KAI, bare head of Octavian right, countermark VAR monogram. / ZENOΔOΡOY TETΡAΡXOY KAI AΡXHΡEΩΣ, bare head of Zenodorus left. RPC 4775; BMC 7; Sear 5899; SNG Cop. 417. Countermark Howgego 659.TextImage
TRAJAN
BMC 3Trajan, AE26. Chalkis sub Libano, Syria. AD 98. AYT NEΡ TΡAIANOC AΡICT CEB ΓEΡM ΔAK, laureate, draped bust right / &Πhi;Λ CAΛKIΔEΩN, year A below in three lines within wreath. BMC 3. TextImage
Butcher 4aTrajan, AE26 of Chalkis sub Libano, Syria. AD 98-117. 15.23g. Dated year 4. AYT NEΡ TΡAIANOC AΡICT CEB ΓEΡM ΔAK, laureate, draped bust right / &Πhi;Λ CAΛKIΔEΩN, year Δ below, in three lines within wreath. Butcher 4a; Paris 1753; RPC III 3461.TextImage
Mionnet 9Trajan AE25 of Chalkis sub Libano, Syria. AYTOK Π KAIC NEΡ TΡAIANOC AΡICT CEB ΓEΡM ΔAK ΠA-ΡΘ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΦΛ XAΛKIΔEΩN(...), radiate figure of Helioseiros standing left; holding spear, shield and palm branch, all within laurel-wreath. Mionnet V, 9.TextImage
HADRIAN
BMC 7Hadrian AE25mm of Chalkis sub Libano, Syria. Dated year 25 = AD 117 AD. AYTOKΡ KAIC TΡAIA AΔΡI.., laureate and draped bust right / ΦΛ XAΛKIΔEΩN K E (date), three lines in laurel wreath. BMC 7; SNG Cop 66.TextImage
SNG ANS 523Hadrian AE22 of Chalkis sub Libano, Syria. AVT KAIC AΔΡIANOC..., laureate bust right / ΦΛ XAΛKIΔEΩN Δ in three lines within laurel wreath. TextImage
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ANTONINUS PIUS
Mionnet Supp VIII, 8Antoninus Pius, AE25 of Chalkis sub Libano, Syria. AD 138-151. 15.34 g. AYT AIΛ AΔΡIANOC..., laureate head right. / ΦΛ XAΛKIΔEωN HΛIOCEIΡOY around, Helioseiros, radiate, standing front on a base, looking left, holding palm branch in right hand, and shield and spear in left. Mionnet Supp. VIII, 8; Mus. Arig. I, 47; RPC IV.3 (temp) 9923 (this coin).TextImage
MARCUS AURELIUS
Paris 1764Marcus Aurelius, AE22 of Chalkis sub Libano, Syria. 180-192 AD, 8.2g. Laureate head right / ΦΛ XAΛ-KIΔEΩN within wreath, unclear date letter below. Paris 1764-1765; Vienna 21041-21042.TextImage
Weber 7953 corr.Marcus Aurelius, AE24 of Chalkis sum Libano, Syria. AYT KAIC M AYΡHΛION ANTωNINON CEB, laureate head right. / ΦΛ XAΛKIΔEωN HΛIOCEIΡOY around, B in left field, Helioseiros, radiate, standing front on a base, looking left, holding palm branch in right hand, and shield and spear in left. Weber 7953 corr. (emperor); Paris 1972.993; Mionnet Supp. 8, 11; Sestini Desc. Num. Vet 9.TextImage
Entry for Syria, Chalkis on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Chalcis in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum