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Ancient Coinage of Aeolis, Aegae


Aegae or Aigai, in the mountains of Aeolis, in northwest Asia Minor


Not to be confused with a similarly named town in Cilicia.

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CITY AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
AI 17551Aigai, Aeolis. AE13, 300-200 BC. helmeted head of Athena right / AIGAE, forepart of goat standing right. Unpublished with head of Athena. Ancientimports.com item no. 17551.Text
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BMC 7Aigai, Aeolis, 300-200 BC, AE9, 0.88 gr. Laureate head of Apollo right / AIGAE, forepart of goat right. SNG Cop 2; Weber 5464; BMC 7; cf Sear Greece 4166.TextImage
BMC 15 varAigai, Aeolis, AE13, 2nd-1st century BC, 1.52 gr. Helmeted head of Athena right / AIGAE, Lyre. This reverse legend apparently unpublished. Usually with AIGA only (SNG von Aulock 7669; Weber 5468; BMC 15; SNG Cop 13; SNG Tuebingen 2683 etc.)TextImage
BMC 19Aeolis, Aegae, AE17. CUNKLHTOC, draped bust of Senate right / AIGAEWN, Athena standing left holding spear, shield and statuette of Nike. BMC 19.TextImage
BMC 20Aegae, Aeolis, 44-30 BC. AE16, 4.48 gr. AIGH, turreted and draped bust of Tyche left / AIGAEWN, Apollo standing left, holding branch and resting left elbow on column. BMC 20.TextImage
Mueller Coll. 1952Aegae, Aeolis, 3rd C. BC. AE10 mm, 0.51 gr. Laureate head of Apollo right / AI-GA.., goat's head right, magistrate's name PUQIPPOS below. Unpublished with magistrate's name. Roland Mueller Collection, no. 1952.TextImage
SNGCop 1
Sear #4165
Aeolis, Aegae AE16. 3rd century BC. Laureate head of Apollo right / AIG, goat's head right. SNG Cop 1-3, BMC 2-4.TextImage
SNGCop 4
Sear #4166
Aeolis, Aigai AE 10mm. 3rd century BC. Laureate head of Apollo right / Head of goat right. SNG Cop 4, BMC 6-8.TextImage
SNGCop 6
Sear #4164
Aeolis, Aegae AR Tetradrachm. After 165 BC. Laureate head of Apollo right, quiver and bow at neck / AIGAIEWN, Zeus standing half-left, holding eagle & sceptre, WWY monogram before; all within oak-wreath. SNG von Aulock 1594, BMC 9, SNG Cop 6. TextImage
SNGCop 7Aeolis, Aegae AE18. 2nd-1st century BC. Helmeted head of Athena right [c/m: owl] / AIGAIWN, Zeus advancing left, holding eagle and sceptre. BMC 12v. TextImage
SNGCop 7cfAeolis, Aegae AE17. Flavian times? Helmeted bust of Athena left / AIGAIWN, Zeus standing left holding eagle & sceptre. TextImage
SNGCop 8
Sear #4167
Aeolis, Aegae AE10. 2nd-1st Century BC. Helmeted head of Athena right / AIGAEWN, naked Zeus standing half right holding eagle and sceptre, three monograms (AP, TA & WDI) to left. SNGCop 8, BMC 11-13. TextImage
SNG Cop 9Aegae, Aeolis, 2nd-1st. C. BC. AE16, 4.48 gr. Helmeted head of Athena right / AIGAEWN, Zeus standing facing, holding eagle and sceptre, three monograms in left field. SNG Cop 9; cf SNG vA 1597 (monograms); cf Sear Greece 4167.TextImage
SNGCop 10
Sear #4168
Aeolis, Aegae AE17. 2nd - 1st Century BC. Laureate head of Apollo right [c/m eagle with spread wings in round countermark] / AIGAEWN, goat standing right. BMC 10, SNG Cop 10. TextImage
SNGCop 12
Sear #4169
Aeolis, Aegae AE16. 2nd-1st Century BC. Helmeted head of Athena right / AIGAEWN, Nike standing left holding wreath & palm, WNP monogram to left, GV monogram to right. SNGCop 12, BMC 14. TextImage
SNGCop 13
Sear #4170
Aeolis, Aegae AE12. 3rd century BC. Head of Athena right / AIGA, lyre. SNG Cop 13, BMC 15. TextImage
SNGCop 14Aeolis, Aegae AE 13mm. 2nd-1st century BC. Head of Hermes right wearing petasos / AIGAIEWN below forepart of goat right, HVP monogram above, PAF monograms to right.TextImage
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SNGCop 16Aegeae, Aeolis. AE15, 3.26g. IEPA CYNKLHTOC; draped bust of youthful Senate right / AIGAEWN, lyre. Mionnet, Supp. VI, p. 2, 7; SNG Cop. 16.TextImage
SNGCop 19Aeolis, Aegae AE20. Time of Valerian to Gallienus, ca 253-268 AD. AIGH, the Amazon Aegae, axe at shoulder / AIGAEWN, Tyche standing left holding rudder & cornucopiae. TextImage
AUGUSTUS
RPC 2427Augustus AE20 of Aeolis, Aegae. Diphilos Phaita, agonothete (officer of the public games). AIGAIWN CEBACTOC, bare head right / DIFOLOS FIATA AGWNOQETAC, Apollo standing right holding taenia & laurel branch.TextImage
CAIUS_AND_LUCIUS
RPC 2428Caius & Lucius, Caesars, AE16 of Aeolis, Aegae. Diphilos Phaita, agonothete. AIGEWN LEYKION, bare head of Lucius Caesar right / GAION DIFILOC FAITA AGWNOQETAC, bare head of Caius Caesar right.TextImage
CLAUDIUS
RPC 2429Claudius AE20 of Aeolis, Aegae. TI KLAYDIOC KAICAP CEBACTOC, laureate head right / EPI APOLLODWROU PO UIOU CALEOU AIG-AIWN, Apollo standing right, holding taenia & laurel branch. SNG Cop 22.TextImage
VALERIA MESSALINA
RPC 2430Valeria Messalina AE17 of Aeolis, Aegae. CEBACTH MECALEINA, draped bust right / AIGAEION, Zeus standing left, holding eagle and sceptre. SNG Copenhagen 23.TextImage
BRITANNICUS
RPC 2431Britannicus AE16 of Aeolis, Aegae. Chaleos, magistrate. BPITANNIKOC KAICAP, bare head right / AIGAEWN EPI CALE / OU, Zeus standing left holding eagle & sceptre.TextImage
VESPASIAN
RPC II 967Vespasian, AE15 of Aegae, Aeolis. 69-79 AD. OUESPASIANOS KAISAR, laureate head left / EPI APOLLWNIOU NEMEONIKOU AIGAEWN around and to left of Apollo standing right, holding branch and taenia. RPC 967; SNG Cop. 24.TextImage
TITUS
RPC II 968Titus & Domitian AE19 of Aeolis, Aegae. CEBACTWN, laureate head of Titus facing laureate bust of Domitian / EPI APOLLWNIOY NEMEONIKOY around, AIGAEWN vertically behind, Apollo standing right holding laurel branch & taenia. BMC 22, SNG Cop 25.TextImage
RPC II 969Titus & Domitian AE18 of Aeolis, Aegae. CEBACTWN, laureate head of Titus facing draped bust of Domitian / EPI APOLLWNIOY NEMEONIKOY AIG-AIW/N, Isis standing facing, head left, holding sistrum & jug.TextImage
SABINA
SNG von Aulock 7674Sabina AE20 of Aeolis, Aegae. Draped bust right / Isis standing left, holding sistrum and raising hem of dress.TextImage
Vossen 3020Sabina AE15 of Aeolis, Aegae. CEBACTH CABEINA, diademed draped bust right / AIGA, sistrum. NISC.TextImage
ANTONINUS PIUS
JA 52Antoninus Pius, AE26 of Aegae, Aeolis. 138-161 AD. (from beneath bust, clockwise) AY KAI AI ADRIA ANTWNEINOC, laureate head right / EPI CTR DIONYC B TOV CE...OV, AIGA-EWN across fields, Isis standing half left, holding sceptre and situla. WPU monogram in left field. Mionnet III, 23 for this rev. image for Commodus (situla described as corn-ears). For magistrate: Lindgren I 388; Waddington 1264. John Aiello coll. temp. no. 52. TextImage
SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
Mabbott 1409Septimius Severus AE32 of Aeolis, Aegae. Apollodorus, magistrate. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; c/m: laureate head right within small circular punch / Emperor, holding sceptre, in slow quadriga left.TextImage
SEVERUS ALEXANDER
CNG 61, 1044Severus Alexander AE 50mm Medallion of Aegae, Aeolis. A K M AVP CEV ALEXANDPOC, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / EPI (...) AVP FAIODIMOU, (...)N KHEYC above, AIGAEWN below tetrastyle temple, cult statue within, Nike standing on apex. Unlisted.TextImage
See also: Perseus Project database, coins of Aigae
BMC Troas, Aeolis & Lesbos' Entry for Aegae, on Google Books
RPC Vol 4 (Antonines) Online, entries for Aeolis, Aegae
Entry for aegae on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Aegae in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum

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