Ancient Coinage of Syria, Emesa


[BMC 24 of Uranius Antoninus]

Emisa or Emesa, on the Orontes River; modern day Homs in western Syria.

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ANTONINUS PIUS
BMC 1Antoninus Pius AE23 of Emesa, Syria. Laureate head right / eagle perched on Sacred Stone of Emesa, A to right.TextImage
BMC 4Antoninus Pius AE22 of Emesa, Syria. AVT KAI TI AIL ANTΩNEINOC CЄB ЄV, laureate head right / ЄMICHNWN, Eagle standing right on sacred stone of Elagabal, G to right. SGI 1496.TextImage
BMC 8Antoninus Pius AE 24mm of Emesa, Syria. AVT K T AIL AΔR ANTONINOC EV CEB, laureate head right / ЄMICHNWN, Radiate, draped bust of Helios right; ·B· below. SNGCop 308, Lindgren I 2041. TextImage
SGI 1496vAntoninus Pius AE22 of Emesa, Syria. AVT KAI TI AIL ANTΩNEINOC CЄB ЄV, laureate head right / ЄMICHNWN, Eagle standing right on sacred stone of Elagabal, Δ to right. SGI 1496.TextImage
JULIA DOMNA
BMC 9Julia Domna AE24 of Emesa, Syria. Dated Year 527 = 215/216 AD. IOVΛIA ΔOMNA (...), draped bust right / EMICΩN KOΛΩN ZKΦ, flaming altar of Heliogabalos. Lindgren 2043. TextImage
BMC 10Julia Domna, AE24, Emesa, Syria. IOVLIA DOMNA CEB, draped bust right / EMICΩN KOΛΩNI, date ZKF below, great altar of Elagabal at Emisa consisting of a massive base placed on two steps and ornamented with a cornice and two rows of niches, each niche formed by two columns and an arch and containing a statue. On the top of the altar is a small, lighted altar. BMC 10. Text
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Mionnet 599Julia Domna, AE of Emesa, Syria. 193-217 AD. IOVLIA DOMNA AYG, draped bust right / EMICΩN KOΛΩNI, Altar of Heliogabalos, front panel decorated with two rows of three niches, each containing statues; date ZKF in exergue. Mionnet V, 599; BMC 9; Lindgren 2043.TextImage
Prieur 978Julia Domna, AR tetradrachm of Emesa, Syria. AD 198-217. IOYΛIA AYΓOYCTA, draped bust right / ΔHMAΡX EΞOYCIAC, eagle standing with body slightly right, head left, tail left, wings spread, wreath in beak. H beneath eagle's head (just above the wing), radiate head of Shamath between legs. Prieur 978; Bellinger 179.TextImage
Prieur 980Julia Domna, AR tetradrachm of Emesa, Syria. IOYΛIA AYΓOYCTA, draped bust right / ΔHMAΡX EΞOYCIAC, eagle standing with body slightly right, head left, tail left, wings spread, wreath in beak. H in upper right field, radiate head of Shamath between legs. Prieur 980; Bellinger 180; Dura Hoard VI, 5 (this coin).TextImage
Prieur 995Julia Domna, AR tetradrachm of Emesa, Syria. AD 198-217. IOYΛIA AYΓOYCTA, draped bust right / ΔHMAΡX EΞOYCIAC, eagle standing with body slightly right, head left, tail left, wings spread, wreath in beak. O beneath eagle's head, radiate bust of Shamath between legs. Prieur 995; Bellinger 181.TextImage
CARACALLA
BMC 13Caracalla AE20 of Emisa, Seleucis Pieria. laureate head right / EMICON KOΛONIAC, eagle standing right, head left, on sacred stone of Elagabalus, holding wreath in his beak, in field date Z K Phi (= year 527).TextImage
BMC 14Caracalla AE 21mm of Emesa, Syria. Struck year 527 (215-216 AD). Radiate head right / Tyche of Emisa enthroned facing; Orontes swimming before her, Z/K-F in fields.TextImage
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BMC 15Caracalla. 198-217 AD. AE 29, 21.36g. Emesa, Seleucis and Pieria, Year 527 = 215/6 AD. AYT K M AYΡ ANTΩNEINOC CEB, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / EMICΩN KOΛΩN, Six-columned temple of Emesa, containing holy stone, ornamented with eagle, set on rectangular base, flanked by two parasols or religious standards; a flight of steps leads to the temple; rectanglar frame in pediment; date ZKF in exergue. BMC 15.TextImage
CNG 64785Caracalla & Julia Domna AE 23mm of Emesa, Syria. Dated local year 528 (217 AD.) ..ANTΩNINOC CE, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / IOVΛIA ΔOMNA, draped bust of Julia Domna right; date H-K over F across fields. CNG 64785.TextImage
Mionnet 608Caracalla, AE22 of Emesa, Syria. AYT K M AYΡ ANTΩNINOC CEB, radiate, draped bust right / EMICΩN KOΛΩNIAC, eagle standing right, head left, wreath in beak, on sacred stone of Emesa, Z-KΦ across fields (= CY527 = A.D 215-6). Mionnet V 608; BMC 13 var (Z-ΦK; SNG Cop 310 var (placement of date).TextImage
Prieur 954Caracalla AR Tetradrachm of Emesa, Syria. AYT K M ANTΩNEINOC CEB, laureate head right / ΔHMAΡC EΞ YΠATOC TO Δ, eagle standing facing, head left, wreath in beak, bust of Shamash left between legs.TextImage
Prieur 983Caracalla AR Tetradrachm of Emesa, Syria. •AYT K•M•AN ••• TΩNEINOC C-E•B•, laureate head right / ΔHMAΡC EΞ YΠATOC TO Δ, eagle standing facing, head left, wreath in beak; (officina) H in upper left field, radiate, draped, & cuirassed bust of Shamash left between legs. Bellinger 188.TextImage
Prieur 986Caracalla, Billon tetradrachm of Emesa, Syria. AYT K M ANTωNEINOC CEB or similar, laureate head right. / ΔHMAΡX EΞ YΠATOC ΠΠ, eagle standing right, head left, tail left, wings spread. Radiate bust left of Shamath between legs. Prieur 986.TextImage
Prieur 1000vCaracalla AR Tetradrachm of Emesa, Syria. AVT K M A AN-TΩNEINOC C-E-B, laureate head right / ΔHMAΡC EΞ YΠATOC TO Δ, eagle, wings spread & head turned to left, holding wreath in beak; between legs, radiate bust of Shamash facing left; below beak, O. Prieur 1000 var.TextImage
SNG Cop 310Caracalla, AE18 of Emesa, Syria. AD 198-217. 5.97 g. Dated local year 527 (AD 215-216). AYT K ANTΩNINOC, radiate head right. / EMICΩN KOΛΩNIAC, eagle standing right on a betyl, head turned back, holding wreath in beak. Z above eagle's back, ΦK in lower left field. SNG Cop 310.TextImage
SNG Cop 310 varCaracalla, AE22 of Emesa, Syria. AD 198-217. 6.54 g. Dated local year 527 (AD 215-216). AYT K ANTΩNINOC, laureate head right. / EMICΩN KOΛΩNIAC, eagle standing right on a betyl, head turned back, holding wreath in beak. Z above eagle's back, ΦK in lower left field. SNG Cop 310 var (radiate).TextImage
MACRINUS
Prieur 961Macrinus AR Tetradrachm of Emesa, Syria. AVT K M OΠ CE MAKΡINOC C, laureate head right / ΔHMAΡX EΞ VΠATOC Π, eagle standing, wings open, head left, wreath in beak, A below beak, radiate bust of Helios left between legs. TextImage
Prieur 975Macrinus, AR tetradrachm of Emesa, Syria. AVT K M OΠEΛ MAKΡINO CEB, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / ΔHMAΡX EΞ VΠATOC ΠΠ, eagle standing facing, head left, wreath in beak; radiate bust of Shamash left between legs. Prieur 975.TextImage
Prieur 989Macrinus AR Tetradrachm of Emesa, Syria. Officina H. AVT K M OΠ-three dots- MAKΡINOC CE, laureate head right / ΔHMAΡ EΞ VΠATOC ΠΠ, eagle standing facing, head left, wreath in beak; ring beneath beak; radiate bust of Shamash left between legs. Bellinger 199. TextImage
Prieur 1004Macrinus AR Tetradrachm of Emesa, Syria. Officina O. AVT K M OΠ-three dots-MAKΡINOC CE, laureate head right / ΔHMAΡ EΞ VΠATOC ΠΠ, eagle standing facing, head left, wreath in beak; annulet below beak; between legs, radiate bust of Shamash left.TextImage
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Prieur 1015Macrinus AR Tetradrachm of Emesa, Syria. AVT K M OΠ ••• MAKΡINOC CE, laureate head right / ΔHMAΡX EΞ YΠATOC ΠΠ, eagle standing facing, head left, wreath in beak; crescent below beak; between legs, radiate bust of Shamash left.TextImage
Prieur 1018Macrinus, AR tetradrachm of Emesa, Syria. AD 217-218. AYT K M OΠ CE MAKΡINOC CE-B, laureate head right (three dots after CE). / ΔHMAΡX EΞ YΠATOC ΠΠ, eagle standing front, head left, tail left, wings spread, wreath in beak, radiate, draped bust of Shamash (Helios) left between legs with crescent to left of Shamash's head. Prieur 1018; Bellinger 207.TextImage
ELAGABALUS
BMC 18Elagabalus AE 17mm of Emesa, Syria. Laureate head right / Eagle standing right, head reverted with wreath in beak; E below.TextImage
BMC 20cfElagabalus AE19 of Emisa in Seleucis & Pieria. Laureate bust right / Eagle, wings spread, head left, stands upon the Sacred Stone of Emisa.TextImage
BMC 21Elagabalus, AE of Emesa, Syria. AVT K M A ANTΩNINOC (or similar), radiate head right / MHTΡO K EMICΩN HΛIA (above), ΠYΘIA (below) below, prize urn between two palms (eagle on left?). BMC 21; Mionnet S8, 166.TextImage
BMC 21Elagabalus, AE of Emesa, Syria. AVT K M A ANTΩNINOC (or similar), radiate head right / MHTΡO K EMICΩN HΛIA (above), ΠYΘIA (below) below, prize urn between two palms (eagle on left?). BMC 21; Mionnet S8, 166.TextImage
BMC 21Elagabalus AE23 of Emesa, Syria. AD 218-222. 6.36 g. AYT K MA ANTΩNINOC or similar, radiate head right / MHTΡO KOΛ EMICΩN around, HΛIΛ above, ΠYΘIA and issue letter Epsilon below, prize urn between two palm branches. BMC 21; SNG Munich 822.TextImage
Lindgren 1181Elagabalus AE 17mm of Syria, Emisa. Radiate draped bust of Elagabalus right / KOL MH.., Radiate bust of Helios right. Dieudonné Emese 16.TextImage
Lindgren 2046Elagabalus, AE20 of Emesa, Syria, Seleucis and Pieria. Laureate head right / Eagle, retrograde E below. Dieudonné Emese 17; Lindgren 2046 (this coin).TextImage
Mionnet V, 611Elagabalus, AE of Emesa, Syria. Pythian games issue. IM C M A ANTΩNINOC, radiate head right / MHTΡO K EMICΩN around, HΛ-IA across upper fields, ΠYΘIA below, prize urn containing one palm branch, E-E across fields. Mionnet V, 611.TextImage
URANIUS ANTONINUS
BMC 22Uranius Antoninus AR Tetradrachm of Seleucia & Pieria, Emisa. AVTOK K COVΛΠ ANTΩNINOC CEB, laureate, draped bust right / ΔHMAΡC EXOVCIAC S-C, eagle standing facing, wings spread, head left with wreath in its beak, EMICA in ex. SGI 4411.TextImage
BMC 23Uranius Antoninus, usurper in Syria, AR Tetradrachm of Emisa. 253-254 AD. AVTOK COVΛΠ ANTΩNINOC C, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / ΔHMAΡC EZOV S-C, eagle standing facing, wings spread, head right. Baldus 3cf, Delbrück 8. TextImage
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BMC 24Uranius Antoninus AE 32mm of Emesa. Struck in year 565 of the Seleukid era or 253/254 AD. AVTOK COVΛΠ ANTΩNINOC CE, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right; viewed from behind / EMICΩN KOΛΩN, hexastyle temple containing the conical stone of Elagabal (ornamented with a facing eagle), shaded by two umbrellas; pediment ornamented with crescent; date EXF in ex. SGI 4414.TextImage
Baldus 5vUranius Antoninianus AR Tetradrachm of Emesa, Syria. AVTOK K COYΛΠ ANTΩNINOC CEB, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right / ΔHMAΡX E OYCIAC, eagle standing facing, head left, wreath in beak, EMICA below. TextImage
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Prieur 1031Uranius Antoninus, billon tetradrachm of Emesa, Syria. AD 253-254. 28 mm, 10.37 g. AYTOK K COYΛΠ ANTωNINOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from the back. / ΔHMAΡX EΞOYCIAC around, EMICA below, S-C across fields, eagle standing facing on ground-line, wings spread, head and tail right, holding wreath in beak. Prieur 1031; Bern 1861; Baldus 9.TextImage
Prieur 1056vUranius Antoninus Billon Tetradrachm (25mm) of Emesa, Syria. AVTOK• COYΛΠ ANTΩNINOC CE, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right; viewed from behind / ΔHMAΡX EΞ OYCIAC YΠA TO B, eagle standing facing, wings spread, head left with wreath in beak; SC under wings.TextImage