Ancient Coinage of Syria, Hieropolis


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Formerly Bambyce, later renamed Hieropolis, sometimes called Hieropolis.

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CITY AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
BMC 2Hieropolis-Bambyce, Syria. AE semi-autonomous issue. 3.96 g. AD 145-146. IEΡOΠOΛEITωN, turreted, draped bust of Tyche right. / A to right, ZNY beneath humped bull standing right, crescent above. BMC 2; Butcher 23; RPC IV online 5779.TextImage
Butcher 29Hieropolis-Bambyce, Syria. AE12 semi-autonomous issue. 1.92 g. AD 145-146. IEΡOΠOΛEITωN, draped bust of Apollo right. / ETOY ZNY, lyre, Year letter B above. Butcher 29; SNG Fitz 5853.TextImage
Butcher 30Hieropolis, Syria, Civic issue AE13. IEΡOΠOΛEITωN, diademed bust of Apollo right / ET Z Z NY, lyre, Γ above. Butcher 30. TextImage
Mionnet Supp 8, 30Hieropolis-Bambyce, Cyrrhestica-Syria. AE13, semi-autonomous. Dated local year 457, AD 145-146. 2.03 g. IEΡOΠO-ΛEITΩN, diademed head of Apollo right. / ZNY (date) to left of tripod altar, A to right. Mionnet Supp. 8, 30; Sestini Desc. Num. 3.TextImage
Seyrig 2Syria, Bambyce (later Hieropolis). Abdahad. Circa 340-332 BC. AR Didrachm. Draped bust of Atargatis left, in turreted crown; crescent and circle behind / Aramaic 'bdhdd above, high priest and driver, who hold reins, in quadriga left. TextImage
Seyrig 4Bambyce, Abyaty, Syria. AR Didrachm ca 342-331 BC. 8.28 g. "Hadad and Ateh" in Aramaic, female head facing; o to left, [rosette to right]. / "Abyaty" in Aramaic, Great King and driver, holding reins, in quadriga of mules right. Mildenberg, Note 4 (this coin); Seyrig, Hieropolis 4; Price, More 16-17.TextImage
Seyrig 14Hieropolis-Bambyce, Syria. AR 1/24 Shekel. 9.6 mm, 0.6 g. ca. 301-281 BC. Head of Artagatis right, wearing tiara. / ΔI in left field, ΣE to right, Artagatis seated left on throne, wearing long dress tied by a belt, holding wreath and long sceptre. Monogram of Hieropolis above. Seyrig 14; Hoover HSC 1354 corr.TextImage
SNG Cop 125Hieropolis, Syria, Civic issue AE13. IEΡOΠOΛEITωN, diademed bust of Apollo right / ET Z Z NY, lyre. Unclear date letter. TextImage
TRAJAN
SNG Copenhagen 50Trajan AE 26mm of Hieropolis, Syria. (AYT K) TΡAIANOC AΡICT CEB ΓEΡM ΔAK ΠEΡT, laureate head right / ΘEAC CYΡI-AC IEΡOΠOΛ-A, three lines in laurel wreath. BMC 6.TextImage
ANTONINUS PIUS
BMC 9Antoninus Pius, AE 24 of Hieropolis, Syria. AYTO KAI TIT AIΛ AΔΡI ANTΩNEINOC CEB, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / ΘEAC CYΡ-IAC IEΡOΠO and A in three lines within wreath. BMC 9; Paris 1668; Butcher 14.TextImage
BMC 13Antoninus Pius, AE 24 of Hieropolis, Syria. 12.03 gr. AYTO KAI TIT AIΛ AΔΡI ANTΩNEINOC CEB, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right / ΘEAC CYΡI-AC IEΡOΠO and B in three lines within wreath. BMC 13; Paris 1670 (this coin); Butcher 15.TextImage
BMC 16Antoninus Pius, AE 24 of Hieropolis, Syria. AYTO KAI TIT AIΛ AΔΡI ANTΩNEINOC CEB.., laureate head right / ΘEAC CYΡ-IAC IEΡOΠO and Gamma in three lines within wreath. BMC 16; Paris 1673; Butcher 16.TextImage
BMC 19Antoninus Pius, AE 24 of Hieropolis, Syria. 9,83 g. AYTO KAI TIT AIΛ AΔΡI ANTΩNEINOC CEB, laureate head right / ΘEAC CYΡ-IAC IEΡOΠO and Delta in three lines within wreath. BMC 19; Paris F986; Butcher 17.TextImage
BMC 20Antoninus Pius, AE 24 of Hieropolis, Syria. AYTO KAI TIT AIΛ AΔΡI ANTΩNEINOC CEB.., laureate head right / ΘEAC CYΡ-IAC IEΡOΠO and Epsilon in three lines within wreath. BMC 20; Paris 1677 (this coin); Butcher 18.TextImage
BMC 22Antoninus Pius, AE 24 of Hieropolis, Syria. AYTO KAI TIT AIΛ AΔΡI ANTΩNEINOC CEB.., laureate head right / ΘEAC CYΡI-AC IEΡOΠO and Digamma ("6") in three lines within wreath. BMC 22; Paris 1679; Butcher 19.TextImage
BMC 25Antoninus Pius, AE 24 of Hieropolis, Syria. 9.65 gr. AYTO KAI TIT AIΛ AΔΡI ANTΩNEINOC CEB.., laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / ΘEAC CYΡI-AC IEΡOΠO and Z in three lines within wreath. BMC 25; Paris 1682.TextImage
BMC 26Antoninus Pius, AE 24 of Hieropolis, Syria. AYTO KAI TIT AIΛ AΔΡI ANTΩNEINOC CEB.., laureate head right / ΘEAC CYΡI-AC IEΡOΠO and Z in three lines within wreath of four pairs of leaves. BMC 26; Paris 1681 (this coin); Butcher 20.TextImage
SNG Copenhagen 51Antoninus Pius AE 23mm of Hieropolis, Syria. AVTO KAI ..ANTΩNINOC CEB, laureate head right / ΘEAC CYΡI-AC IEΡOΠO-B, three lines within laural wreath. BMC 13.TextImage
MARCUS AURELIUS
BMC 28vMarcus Aurelius. Hieropolis, Syria, 161-180 AD. (From top right) ANTΩNINOC AYΡ.., laureate head left / ΘEAC CYΡIAC IEΡOΠO within laurel wreath, control letter below. Sear GIC 1668 var (bust left); BMC 28ff var (bust left).TextImage
Paris 1685Marcus Aurelius, AE20 of Hieropolis, Syria. Radiate head of Marcus Aurelius right / ΘEAC CYΡIAC IEΡOΠO in three lines within wreath. (Star over gamma below?). Butcher 36; Paris 1685.TextImage
LUCIUS VERUS
BMC 35Syria, Cyrhestica. Hieropolis, Syria. Lucius Verus. 138-161 AD. AE 23mm (8. 19 gm). Laureate head right / ΘEAC CYΠI-AC IEΠOΠO-H, in three lines within laureal wreath. TextImage
Mionnet 45Lucius Verus, AE22 of Hieropolis, Syria. IMΠ MA OYHΡOC AYT...., laureate head left / ΘEAC CYΡI-AC IEΡOΠ, Legend in two lines within laurel wreath, dot in upper field, Gamma below. Mionnet V, 45; Mionnet Supp. 8, 47-48.TextImage
JULIA DOMNA
Prieur 924Julia Domna, AR tetradrachm of Hieropolis, Syria. AD 215-217. 26 mm, 13.04 g. IOYΛIA ΔOMNA AYΓOCTA, draped bust right, on crescent. / ΔHMAΡX EΞ YΠATOC TO Δ, Atergatis, holding sceptre, sitting front, looking right, on lion walking right. Prieur 924; Bellinger 93 (this coin cited); van Hoof 179 in JNG 36; Le Suffleur 14 in RN 1925 (this coin); Paris N6754 (this coin).TextImage
CARACALLA
BMC 50Caracalla, AE28 of Hieropolis Bambyce, Syria, AD 198-217. 12.82 g. AYTO K M AYΡH ANTΩNINOC AY, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / ΘEAC CYΡIAC IEΡOΠOΛITΩN, Atergatis, holding sceptre, sitting front, looking right, on lion walking right. Cumont 57 in RB 1913; SNG Munich 480; BMC 50-52 type. TextImage
Chaix 798Caracalla, AE28 of Hieropolis Bambyce, Syria, AD 198-217. 16.06 g. (clockwise from top right) AYTOKΡ ANTΩNINOC, laureate and cuirassed bust left, with aegis over left shoulder. / ΘEAC CYΡIAC IEΡOΠOΛITΩN, Atergatis, holding sceptre, sitting front, looking left, on lion walking right. Chaix 798 var (Atergatis looking right). BMC 50-52 type.TextImage
Chandon de B, 1435Caracalla AE32 of Hieropolis, Syria. AD 198-217. 22.34 g. AY.. AYΡH ANTΩNINOC, laureate, draped and cuiarssed bust right. / ΘEAC CYΡIAC IEΡOΠOΛI-TΩN, Atergatis, holding sceptre and drum, sitting facing on lion walking left. Obv. legend var of Chandon de Briailles 1435. BMC 144 var. (lion right); Dura Hoard -; all SNGs -.TextImage
Lindgren 1139Caracalla and Julia Domna AE 23mm of Hieropolis, Syria. ANTΩNEINΩC (retrograde)..., laureate head left / ΘEAC CYΡI-AC IEΡOΠO, draped and diademed bust of Julia Domna right.TextImage
Prieur 929Caracalla AR Tetradrachm of Hieropolis, Syria. AYT KMA ANTΩNEINOC C-EB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / ΔHMAΡX EΞ YΠATOC TO Δ, eagle standing facing, head right, wreath in beak; lion to right between legs. Bellinger 95.TextImage
Prieur 932Caracalla, AR tetradrachm of Hieropolis, Syria. AD 213-217. AYT K MA ANTΩNEINOC CEB legend (CEB beneath the bust), radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from the back / ΔHMAΡX EΞ YΠATOC TO Δ, eagle standing front, head and tail right, lion walking right between legs. Prieur 932; BMC 41.TextImage
Prieur 940Caracalla AR Tetradrachm of Hieropolis, Syria. 213-217 AD. AYT K MA ANTΩNEINOC CEB, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / ΔHMAΡX EΞ YΠATOC TO Δ, Eagle standing left, holding wreath in beak; lion walking left between legs. TextImage
MACRINUS
Prieur 943Macrinus. AR Tetradrachm of Hieropolis, Syria. AYT K M OΠEΛ CE MAKΡEINOC CE, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΔHMAΡX EΞ YΠATOC, Eagle standing facing, wings spread, head right; between legs, lion walking right. Prieur 943.TextImage
DIADUMENIAN
Prieur 946Diadumenian, AR tetradrachm of Hieropolis, Syria. AD 218. 12.22 g. AYT K M OΠEΛ ANTΩNEINOC CEB, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from the back. / ΔHMAΡX EΞ YΠATOC, eagle standing front, head right, tail right, lion walking right between legs. Prieur 946.TextImage
Prieur 947Diadumenian AR Tetradrachm of Hieropolis, Cyrrhestica, Syria. AVT K M OΠEΛ ANTΩNEINOC, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΔHMAΡC EΞ YΠATOC, eagle standing facing, wings spread, lion walking right between legs.TextImage
SEVERUS ALEXANDER
BMC 55v Severus Alexander AE 26mm of Hieropolis, Syria. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Atergatis seated left with tympanum, between two lions. Unpublished with Atergatis seated left.TextImage
Butcher 60Severus Alexander, AE29 of Hieropolis, Syria. AYT K MAΡ AYΡ CE AΛEXANΔΡOC, laureate head right / ΘEAC CYΡIAC IEΡOΠOΛITΩN, Atergatis seated on lion walking right or left, holding long sceptre in right hand and tympanum in left. Butcher 60; Hunter 30.TextImage
SNG Copenhagen 62cfSeverus Alexander AE29 of Hieropolis, Syria. AYT KAI MAΡ AYΡ CEY AΛEXANΔΡOC CE, radiate, draped bust right / ΘEAC CYΡIAC IEΡOΠOΛITΩN, Atergatis seated right on throne, holding drum and flanked by lions.TextImage
SNG Munich 481Severus Alexander, AE of Hieropolis, Syria. 9.61 g. AVT K MAΡ AYΡ CE AΛEXANΔΡOC.., radiate, draped bust right / ΘEAC CYΡIAC IEΡOΠOΛITΩN, Atargatis, holding sceptre, sitting left on lion walking right. SNG Munich 481; Winsemann Falghera 1950 var.TextImage
JULIA MAMAEA
SNG Copenhagen 62Julia Mamaea AE 28mm of Hieropolis, Syria. Diademed and draped bust right, upon crescent / Atergatis enthroned right, lion right beside her.TextImage
PHILIP I
BMC 30Philip I AE27 of Hieropolis, Syria. Laureate draped bust right / ΘEAC CYΡIAC IEΡOΠOΛITΩN, CYΡHCTΩN below, hexastyle temple with statue of Zeus Kataibates seated facing within, holding thunderbolt and sceptre, eagle at foot left.TextImage
SNG Cop 63Philip I AE 29mm of Hieropolis, Syria. AYTOK K M IOYΛI ΦIΛIΠΠOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΘEAC CYΡIAC IEΡOΠOΛITΩN, Atergatis riding lion right. BMC 57v.TextImage
PHILIP II
SNG Munich 485Philip II, AE of Hieropolis, Syria. 247-249 AD, 17.96 g. AYTOK K M IOYΛI ΦIΛIΠΠOC CEB, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / ΘEAC CYΡIAC IEΡOΠOΛITΩN, Atargatis, holding sceptre, sitting facing on back of lion walking right. SNG Munich 485; BMC 57 var. SNG Cop. 64 var.TextImage
Entry for Syria, Hieropolis on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Hieropolis in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum