Ancient Coinage of Bithynia, Nicomedia


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CITY AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
RecGen 1Nicomedia, Bithynia, AE24. C Papirius Carbo, Proconsul, 62-59 BC, dated year 224 = 60/59 BC. NIKOMHΔEΩN, laureate head of Zeus right. / Roma seated left on pile of shields, holding Nike & spear, monogram at knee, DKS date below shields. BMC 19. TextImage
RecGen 2Bithynia, Nikomedia AE 25mm. C Papirius Carbo, Proconsul. Dated year 224 (59 BC). NIKOMHΔEΩN, laureate head of Zeus right / EΠI ΓAIOY ΠAΠIΡIOY KAΡBΩNOΣ below, Roma seated left on pile of shields, holding Nike in right hand, spear in left; monogram in inner left field, DKS (date) below shields. BMC 1-3, SNGCop 545, SNGvA 736. TextImage
RecGen 5Nicomedia, Bithynia, AE22. Dated year 223 = 60 BC. Papirius Carbo, Proconsul. NIKAIEΩN behind head, small date GKS under neck, TMP monogram to right of head of youthful Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy / EΠI ΓAIOY ΠAΠIΡIOY KAΡBΩNOΣ to left and right, ΡΩMH beneath Roma seated left on pile of shields, holding Nike and spear. BMC 2; SNG von Aulock 531; RecGen 5; SNG Cop 465; SNG Righetti 630-631; Sear GIC 3791.TextImage
CLAUDIUS
RPC 2073Claudius AE 37mm of Nicomedia, Bithynia. C. Cadius Rufus, proconsul, ca 43-48 AD. Laureate head left / EΠI ΓAIOY KAΔIOY ΡOYΦOY ANΘYΠATOY ΠATΡONOΣ, veiled & draped bust of Demeter right, in grain ear wreath(?); poppy before. TextImage
RPC 2073 varClaudius AE 27 mm of Nicomedia, Bithynia. 10.2 g. Magistrate Pollino. TI KΛAYΔIOΣ KAIΣAΡ ΣEBAΣTOΣ ΓEΡMANIKOΣ, bare head of Claudius left / Λ MINΔIOY ΠΩΛΛIΩNOΣ ANΘYΠATOΣ ΠATΡΩN, Veiled head of Demeter right. RPC 2073 var (magistrate) RecGen 20 var (ditto). TextImage
NERO
Mionnet 1000Nero AE36 of Nicomedia, Bithynia. (NEΡΩ)NOΣ KAIΣAΡ ΣEBAΣTOΣ ΓEΡ..., laureate head right / NEIKOMEΔEΩN, horseman on mount prancing right, conducted by two soldiers on foot. Mionnet Supp.V, 1000; RPC -. TextImage
TITUS
RPC 652Titus, AE25 of Nicomedia, Bithynia. AD 69-79. Magistrate M Salvidenus Procolus. AYTOKΡ TITOΣ KAIΣAΡ ΣEBAΣ YIOΣ, laureate head right / EΠI M ΣAΛOYIΔHNOY ΠΡOKΛOY ANTYΠATO, MH-KNO, bust of Tyche right. Rec Gen 28; RPC 652.TextImage
TRAJAN
RecGen 41Trajan AE16 of Nicomedia, Bithynia. TΡAIANOC KAICAΡ CEB ΓEΡ, laureate head right / NEIKOM ΠΡΩT BIΘY, Cornucopiae.TextImage
ANTINOUS
SGI 1325Antinous, AE22 of Nikomedia. HΡΩC ANTINOOC, Bare head of Antinoüs right / K MHTΡOΠOΛIC NIKOMHΔEIA, Bull standing right. SGI 1325TextImage
Blum 1Antinous AE37 Medallion, in AE58 frame, of Bithynia, Nicomedia. ANTINOOC HΡΩC, bare head right / H MHTΡOΠOΛEΩC NIKOMHΔEIA, bull standing right. SNG Aulock 7102.TextImage
ANTONINUS PIUS
Lindgren 202Antoninus Pius AE 18 of Nicomedia, Bithynia 138-161 AD. AVT KAICAΡ ANT[ΩNINOC], laureate head right / NIKOMHΔEI MHT [KAITH]ΡOTHC, HipROCamp right. Lindgren III, 202; Mionnet Suppl.10, 1036.TextImage
RecGen 50Antoninus Pius AE18 of Bithynia, Nicomedia. ANTΩN KAICAΡ CEB, draped bust right / ΔHMHT NEIKO, Demeter standing left holding corn ears & long torch.TextImage
RecGen 52Antoninus Pius, Nicomedia, Bithynia. AE18. AVT KAICAΡ ANTΩNIN, laureate head right / MHTΡOΠ NEIKOMHΔEIAC, Demeter standing left, holding corn-ears and torch. RecGen 52.TextImage
RecGen 62Antoninus Pius, AE of Nicomedia, Bithynia. 7.37 g. AVT KAICAΡ ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right / MHTΡOΠOΛE NEIKOMHΔEI NEΩKOΡ, Tyche seated left, wearing kalathos, holding rudder and cornucopiae. RPC online 5595. RecGen 62.TextImage
RecGen 66Antoninus Pius, AE 19 of Nicomedia, Bithynia. AVT KAICAΡ ANTΩNINOC, laureate head right / MHTΡOΠOΛE NEIKOMHΔEI, Term of Hermes standing facing on base, veiled and draped, hands crossed across his chest. RecGen 66.TextImage
RecGen 66 (2)Antoninus Pius, AE18 of Nicomedia, Bithynia. AD 138-161. AYT KAICAΡ ANTΩNINOC, laureate head right / MHTΡOΠOΛ NEIKOMHΔEI (ΔE ligate), herm of veiled Hermes standing front on base, wearing mantle, arms crossed, caduceus at foot left. RecGen 66; McClean 7511 var (obv legend); RPC online 7979.TextImage
RecGen 69Antoninus Pius, AE20 of Nicomedia, Bithynia. 5.52 g, 20.4 mm. AVT KAICAΡ ANTΩNINOC, laureate head right / MHT KAI ΠΡΩT NIKOMHΔEIAC, Pegasos flying right. Rec Gen 69.TextImage
RecGen 77Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius, AE24 of Nicomedia, Bithynia. AYT KAICAΡ ANTΩNINOC, laureate head right / (M AYΠ OYHΠOC KAIC NIKOM), bare head of Marcus Aurelius right. SNG von Aulock 752; RecGen 77.TextImage
MARCUS AURELIUS
RecGen 80Marcus Aurelius, AE23 of Nicomedia, Bithynia, 7.3 gr. AYTO KAI M AVΡ ANTΩNEI, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / MHT NEΩ NEIKOMH, Hermes seated left on rock, holding caduceus, resting arm on rock. RecGen 80.TextImage
RecGen 90vMarcus Aurelius AE25 of Nikomedia, Bithynia. AV K M AYΡ ANTΩNEINOC, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / MHT NEΩ NEIKOMH, Nike walking right holding wreath & palm.TextImage
RecGen 93Marcus Aurelius, AE27 of Nicomedia, Bithynia. 161-180 AD. AVT K M AVΡ ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right / MHTΡ NEΩKO NEIKOMH, turreted, veiled and draped bust of Tyche right, two corn-ears at neck. RecGen 93; Mionnet S5, 1057. TextImage
FAUSTINA II
RecGen 106Faustina II, AE of Nicomedia, Bithynia. 5.23 g. ΦAYCTEINA CEBACTH, draped bust right / MHT NEΩ NEIKOMH, Aphrodite seated left on rock, holding apple. RPC online 5615. RecGen 106.TextImage
LUCIUS VERUS
RecGen 119vLucius Verus AE20 of Bithynia, Nicomedia. AVT K Λ AYΡ OYHΡOC, draped bust right / NIKOMHΔEIAC, fish right.TextImage
COMMODUS
ANS 42301Commodus, AE18 of Nicomedia, Bithynia. AD 166-177. Λ AYΡ KOMOΔOC K AYT ΓEΡM, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right / (from top right) MHTΡOΠOΛ NIKOMHΔI, Demeter, veiled, standing left, holding two grain-ears and long sceptre. ANS 42301; Legends var of RecGen 120 and Mionnet Supp. V, 1113.TextImage
BMC 36Commodus AE 24mm of Bithynia, Nicomedia. Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / Eagle standing right, attacking serpent. TextImage
RecGen 120Commodus, Nicomedia, AE 20 mm of Nicomedia, Bithynia. Λ AYΡHΛIOC KO]MOΔOC K, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / MHT NEΩ NEIKOMHΔ, Demeter, veiled, standing right, holding long torch and two ears of corn. RecGen 120.TextImage
RecGen 121vCommodus AE29 of Nicomedia. A AVΡHΛIOC KOMOΔOC, draped bust right / MHT NEΩ NEIKOMHΔ, hexstyle temple, statue of Demeter with corn ears & torch within, galley in ex.TextImage
RecGen 136Commodus, AE25 of Nicomedia, Bithynia. AD 161-176. Λ AYΡHΛIOC KOMOΔOC K, bare-headed, draped bust right. / MHTΡO NEΩKOΡOY NEIKOMHΔ, eagle standing left, head turned back, fighting with serpent. RecGen 136; Paris 1338; AK Collection K18.TextImage
RecGen 144 varCommodus, AE29 of Nicomedia, Bithynia. 12.36 gr. A K M AVΡO ANTΩNIN, Laureate and cuirassed bust right / MHTΡO NEΩK NIKOM, Athena standing left, holding galley and spear; shield leaning against spear. RecGen 144 var (rev. legend); SNG von Aulock 7107 (ditto).TextImage
SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
BMC 41Septimius Severus, AE26 Nicomedia in Bithynia. AVK Λ CEΠT CEVHΡOC, laureate head right / NIKOMHΔEΩN ΔIC NEΩKOΡΩN, Octastyle temple. BMC 41TextImage
Nemesis 4844Septimius Severus AE28 of Nicomedia, Bithynia. 11.2 gr. Second Neokorus. AY K Λ CEΠ CEYHΡOC Π, laureate head right / NIKOMHΔEΩN ΔIC NEΩKOΡΩN, Athena standing left, holding owl in right hand, spear in left, shield behind. AMNG-; Mionnet-; Isegrim-; Burrel-; SNG Righetti-; SNG Cop-. etc. Apparently unpublished. TextImage
RecGen 174BSeptimius Severus AE33 of Nicomedia, Bithynia. 193-211 AD. AY K A CEΠTI CEOHΡOC Π, radiate, cuirassed bust right / NIKOMHΔEΩN ΔIC NEΩKOΡOC, Herakles Farnese standing right, right hand behind back, resting on club set on rock. RecGen 174B var (obv. legend with CEΠ only).TextImage
RecGen 178Septimius Severus AE 26 mm of Nicomedia, Bithynia. 11.6 g. AV K Λ CEΠTI CEVHΡOC Π, radiate head right / NIKOMHΔEΩN, ΔIC NEΩKOΡΩN, octostyle temple. RecGen 178; BMC 41.TextImage
CARACALLA
Mionnet 1153Caracalla AE26 of Nicomedia, Bithynia. 10.6 gr. Second Neokorus. 211-217 AD. ANTΩNEINOC AYΓOYCTOC, laureate head right / NIKOMHΔEΩN ΔIC NEΩKOΡΩN, Athena standing right, holding shield and spear, owl facing at foot right. Mionnet Supp. V, 1153. TextImage
RecGen 208Caracalla, Nicomedia, Bithynia. AE25. ANTΩNEINOC AYΓOVCTOC, laureate draped bust right / NIKOMHΔEΩN ΔIC NEΩKOΡΩN, Athena standing left at altar, with spear and patera. RecGen 208, BMC 45, SNG von aulock 772, Mionnet 1152.TextImage
Rec Gen 211Caracalla, AE30 of Nicomedia. AD 198-217. 11.08 g. ANTΩNEINOC AYΓOYCTOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / NIKOMHΔEΩN ΔIC NEΩKOΡΩN, Athena standing left, holding patera, spear and shield. RecGen 211; SNG von Aulock 772.TextImage
RecGen 223vCaracalla AE25 of Nicomedia, Bithynia. ANTΩNEINIOC AVΓVCTOC, laureate draped bust right / NIKOMHΔIΩN ΔIC NEΩKOΡΩN, Asklepios standing right, head left, leaning on serpent entwined staff.TextImage
RecGen 233Caracalla, AE28 of Nicomedia, Bithynia. ANTΩNEINOC AYΓOYCTOC, laureate head right / NIKOMHΔEΩN ΔIC NEΩKOΡΩN, Dikaiosyne standing left, polos on head, holding scales and cornucopiae. RecGen 233; BMC 49; SNG von Aulock 773.TextImage
RecGen 243Caracalla, AE, Nicomedia, Bithynia. AY K M AYΡ ANTΩNEINOC AV, laureate head right / METΡOΠ NEIKOM ΔIC NEΩ, The Apis bull standing right. RecGen 243.TextImage
PLAUTILLA
CNG 228, 215Plautilla, AE19 of Nicomedia, Bithynia. AD 202-205. ΦOY ΠΛAYTIΛΛA CEBACTH, diademed and draped bust right /NEI-KOMHΔ-EΩN ΔIC-NEΩKO-ΡΩN, legend in five lines within wreath. RecGen-; SNG Cop-; Mionnet-; Lindgren - etc. Apparently unpublished. CNG 228, 215.TextImage
FAC 19430Plautilla AE20 of Nicomedia, Bithynia. 4.2g. 2nd. Neokorus. ΦOY ΠΛAYTIΛΛA CEBACTH, draped bust right / NEI-KOMHΔ-EΩN ΔIC-NEΩKO-ΡΩN, legend in five lines within wreath. RecGen-; SNG Cop-; Mionnet-; Lindgren-; Apparently unpublished. Forvm Gallery: FAC 19430.TextImage
Peus 399, 379Plautilla, AE21 of Nicomedia, Bithynia. 5.79 g. F PΠΛYTIΛΛA CEB, draped bust right, wearing stephane / NEIKOMHΔEΩN ΔIC NEΩKOΡΩN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Apparently unpublished, not in RecGen, BMC, SNG Cop, Tübingen, Munich, Lindgren, Waddington, Paris etc. Busso Peus Nachf. 399, lot 379.TextImage
RecGen 253Plautilla AE21 of Bithynia, Nicomedia. ΦOY ΠΛAYTIΛΛA CEBACTH, draped bust right / NEIKOMHΔEΩN ΔIC NEΩKOΡΩN, Skylla or Triton left, holding horn and rudder over shoulder. RecGen 253; Lindgren I, 172.TextImage
SNG Cop 572 varPlautilla, AE26 of Nicomedia, Bithynia. ΠΛAVTIΛΛA CEBAC, Diademed and draped bust right / NEIKOMHΔEΩN NEOKOΡΩN, Eagle standing right on altar between two standards, wings spread, holding wreath in beak. SNG Copenhagen 572 var. (eagle's head direction); RG -; SNG vA -; Mionnet -. CNG 172, 84.TextImage
GETA
Owen 6634Geta, AE31 of Nicomedia, Bithynia. AVT K Π CE ΓETAC AVΓOV, laureate head right / TΩN-AΡ_H-NIKOMHΔ-EΩN ΔIC NEΩ-KOΡΩN... legend in seven lines within wreath. Isegrim -; RecGen -; BMC -; Mionnet - etc. Seller's ref: Owen 6634.TextImage
RecGen 256Geta, as Caesar, AE18 of Nicomedia. Π CEΠTIMI ΓETAC KAI, draped bust right / NIKOMHΔ ΔIC NEΩKO, Nike standing left holding wreath & palm.TextImage
RecGen 258Geta, Nicomedia, AE25. Π CEΠTIM ΓETAC, laureate draped bust right / NIKOMHΔIΩN ΔIC NEΩKOΡΩN, octastyle temple. SNG Cop 573, SNG von Aulock 776, SNG Fitzwilliam 4122.TextImage
MACRINUS
Mionnet Supp 5, 1197Macrinus, AE21 of Nicomedia, Bithynia. AD 217-218. 5.48 gr. AYT K M O CEY MAKΡEINOC AY, laureate head right / NEIKOMHΔEΩN ΔIC NEΩKOΡΩN, Hygieia standing left, feeding serpent in arms. Mionnet Supp. V, 1197; RecGen III, p. 541 note 2.; Münsterberg, "Nachtrag zur Receuil", p. 14.TextImage
Varbanov 2900Macrinus AE29 of Nicomedia, Bithynia. AVT K M OΠEΛ OVH MAKΡEINOC AVΓ, laureate & draped bust right / NEIKOMHΔEΩN ΔIC NEΩKOΡΩN, Athena standing left holding patera over lighted altar & spear. TextImage
ELAGABALUS
RecGen 278Elagabalus, AE 28 of Nicomedia, Bithynia. M AYΡH ANTΩNEINOC AVΓ, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / ΔHMHTΡIA (above) TΡIC NEΩKOΡΩN NIKOMHΔEΩN (below), three temples, all six columned (?), Demeter seated facing in the centre one. RecGen 278; Burrell type 28; Paris 1406; Vienna 15817.TextImage
SEVERUS ALEXANDER
Agora 5184Severus Alexander, AE19 of Nicomedia, Bithynia. AD 222-235. M AYΡ CE AΛEXANΔΡOC AYΓ, laureate head right / NIKOMHΔEΩN ΔIC NEΩK, Homonoia standing left, holding patera and cornucopiae. SNG Von Aulock 783 var (legends). Unlisted rev. legend for this reverse type. Agora no. 5184.TextImage
ANS 42316Severus Alexander AE28 of Nicomedia in Bithynia. M AYΡ CEV AΛEXANΔΡOC AV, radiate head right / NIKOMHΔEΩN TΡIC NEΩKO, Diana Lucifera standing left holding torch in each hand.TextImage
BMC 59Severus Alexander AE22 of Nicomedia, Bithynia. M AYΡ CEV AΛEXANΔΡOC AVΓ, laureate head right / NIKOMHΔEΩN ΔIC NEΩKOΡΩN, Tyche standing left, in modius, chiton & peplos, holding rudder in right hand & cornucopiae in left hand.TextImage
Rec Gen 303varSeverus Alexander, AE22 of Nicomedia, Bithynia, 222-235 AD. M AYΡ CEV AΛEXANΔΡOC AVΓ, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / NIKOMHΔEΩN ΔIC NEΩKOΡΩN, Nemesis-Dikaiosyne standing left, polos on head, holding scales and cornucopiae. RecGen 303 var. (RecGen describes a wheel at foot, and the obverse legend with CEVH.)TextImage
RecGen 315Severus Alexander, AE21 of Nicomedia, Bithynia. 3.12 gr. M AVΡ CEVH AΛEXANΔΡOC A, laureate, draped bust right / NIKOMHΔEΩN ΔIC NEΩK, Nike walking left holding wreath and palm. RecGen 315.TextImage
RecGen 316Severus Alexander AE19 of Nicomedia, Bithynia. M AYΡ AΛEZANΔΡOC AVΓ, radiate, draped bust right / NIKOMHΔEΩN ΔIC NEΩKOΡΩN (MH and both ΩN ligate), Leda, with wreath, half dressed, with raised right hand, standing front, head turned right towards swan, which is standing with opened wings & pulling with beak at her garment, which she holds tight.TextImage
RecGen 317Severus Alexander AE20 of Nicomedia, Bithynia. M AYΡ CEV AΛEXANΔΡOC AVΓ, radiate bust right / NIKOMHΔEΩN ΔIC NEΩKOΡΩN, Leda, half naked, standing right offering some fruits to a swan to right, beating its wings.TextImage
RecGen 319varSeverus Alexander, Nicomedia, Bithynia. Second Neokorus. M AΡ CEVH AΛEXANΔΡOC AVΓ, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / NIKOMHΔEΩN ΔIC NEΩ, female standing facing, head left, foot on prow, right hand outstretched, holding sceptre over left shoulder. RecGen 319 var (third neokorus); SNG Cop. 578 var (ditto) BMC -; Isegrim database -. Apparently unpublished for second Neokoros.TextImage
RecGen 325Severus Alexander AE20 of Nicomedia, Bithynia. M AVΡ CEV AΛEXANΔΡOC AVΓ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / NIKOMHΔEΩN ΔIC NEΩ, Octostyle temple with triangular pediment. RecGen 325 type. TextImage
RecGen 325Severus Alexander AE20 of Nicomedia, Bithynia. M AVΡ CE AΛEXANΔΡOC AVΓ, laureate head right / NIKOMHΔEΩN ΔIC NEΩK, Octostyle temple with triangular pediment. RecGen 325 type. TextImage
RecGen 325
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Severus Alexander, AE20 4.45 gr Nicomedia, Bithynia 222-235 AD. M AVΡ CE AΛEXANΔΡOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / NIKOMHΔEΩN ΔIC NEΩK, Octostyle temple. RecGen 325.TextImage
RecGen 325 (2)Severus Alexander, AE20 of Nicomedia, Bithynia. AD 222-235. M AYΡ CEY AΛEΞANΔΡOC AYΓ, laureate head right / NIKOMHΔEΩN ΔIC NEΩ-K partially ligate) around, across fields and below, octostyle temple with triangular pediment. RecGen 325 (2).TextImage
RecGen 326 (1)Severus Alexander, AE22 of Nicomedia, Bithynia. AD 222-235. M AYΡ CE AΛEXANΔΡOC AYΓ, laureate head right / NIKOMHΔEΩN TΡIC NE-ΩK partially ligate) around, across fields and below, octostyle temple with triangular pediment. RecGen 326 type.TextImage
RecGen 326 (2)Severus Alexander, AE22 of Nicomedia, Bithynia. AD 222-235. M AYΡ CE AΛEXANΔΡOC AYΓ, laureate head right / NIKOMHΔEΩN TΡIC NEΩKOΡΩN around, below and in fields, octostyle temple with triangular pediment. RecGen 326 type.TextImage
RecGen 327Severus Alexander, AE21 of Nicomedia, Bithynia. AD 222-235. M AYΡ CEY AΛEXANΔΡOC AYΓ, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / NIKOMHΔEΩN ΔIC NEΩ around and beneath legionary eagle between two standards. RecGen 327; Weber 4922; SNG Cop 577.TextImage
SNG Cop 576Severus Alexander AE20 of Nicomedia, Bithynia. M AYΡ CEV AΛEXANΔΡOC AV, laureate head right / NIKOMHΔΩN ΔIC NEΩ, octastyle temple with facing head of Artemis (?) in pediment.TextImage
SNG Cop 577vSeverus Alexander AE21 of Nicomedia, Bithynia. M AYΡ CEV AΛEXANΔΡOC AV, laureate head right / NIKOMHΔEΩN ΔIC NEΩK, aquila between two miliary standards. SNGCop 577v (bust radiate).TextImage
JULIA MAMAEA
SNG vA 786Julia Mamaea, AE25 of Nicomedia, Bithynia. 8.7g. IOVΛIA MAMAIA AVΓ, draped bust right / NIKOMHΔEΩN ΔIC NEΩKOΡΩN, Emperor on horseback right, holding spear. SNG von Aulock 786.TextImage
MAXIMINUS I
FAC 157151Maximinus, AE of Nicomedia, Bithynia. Γ IOY OY MAXIMEINOC AVΓ, laureate, draped bust right / NIKOMHΔEΩN ΔIC NEΩKOΡΩN, Apollo seated right on rock, playing lyre set on his knee. Image 157151 on Forum Ancient Coins.TextImage
Lanz 102, 834Maximinus I. AE24 of Nicomedia, Bithynia. AD 235-238. 8.64 g. Γ IOY OY MAXIMEINOC AYΓ, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / NIKOMHΔEΩN ΔIC NEΩKOΡΩN, Herakles standing right, lionskin in left hand, leaning by his armpit on a club set on a rock. SNG Stockholm 1966 var (bust type and obv legend with OYH); RecGen 338 (ditto); Isegrim -. Lanz 102-834.TextImage
Owens 794Maximinus I, AE23 of Nicomedia, Bithynia. Γ IOY OYH MAXIMEINOC AYΓ, laureate, draped bust right / NIKOMHΔEΩN ΔIC NEΩKOΡΩN, Female deity (Aphrodite?), naked to waist, standing right, left leg raised with foot resting on low square base, resting left elbow on column, hand with palm upright. RecGen -; SNG Cop -; Isegrim -; Imhoof -; Mionnet -; etc. Possibly unpublished. Tony Owens art. 794.TextImage
RecGen 335Maximinus I, AE24 of Nicomedia, Bithynia. (Γ IOV OVH MAX)IMEINOC AVΓ, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / NIKOMHΔEΩN ΔIC NEΩKOΡΩN, Demeter, veiled, standing left, holding corn-ears and torch. RecGen 335; Lindgren III 208; SNG von Aulock 790.TextImage
Rec Gen 338Maximinus I, AE25 of Nicomedia, Bithynia. 235-238 AD. Γ IOY OYH MAXIMEINOC AYΓ, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / ΔIC NEΩKOΡΩN NIKOMHΔEΩN, Herakles Farnese standing right, right hand behind back, resting on club set on rock. SNG Stockholm 1966; RecGen 338.TextImage
RecGen 340 varMaximinus I AE23 of Nicomedia, Bithynia. Laureate, draped bust right / NIKOMHΔEΩN ΔIC NEΩKOΡΩN, Tyche standing left holding rudder & cornucopiae. Mionnet Supp. V, 1217 var (Sev. Alex.); Rec Gen 340 var (temples in fields); Waddington Coll. 486 var (ditto).TextImage
SNG Fitz 4123Maximinus, AE of Nicomedia, Bithynia, 235-238 AD. 6.48 gr. Γ IOY OY MAXIMEINOC AYΓ, radiate, draped bust right / NIKOMHΔEΩN ΔIC NEΩKOΡΩN, Youthful nude male figure seated right on rock, resting right hand on uncertain oval object; tree to right. SNG Fitzwillian 4123 (this coin).TextImage
SNG vA 792Maximinus I, AE25 of Nicomedia, Bithynia. 6.43 gr. Γ IOY OYH MAXIMEINOC AYΓO, laureate, draped bust right / NIKOMHΔEΩN ΔIC NEΩKOΡΩN, Hygieia standing right, feeding serpent in arms. SNG von Aulock 792; RecGen -.TextImage
SNG vA 7115 varMaximinus, AE23 of Nicomedia, Bithynia. 6.4 gr. 235-238 AD. Γ IOVΛ MAXIMEINOC AVΓ, laureate, draped bust right / NIKOMHΔEΩN ΔIC NEΩKOΡΩN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. SNG von Aulock 804 var and SNG von Aulock 7115 var (Maximus). BMC -; RecGen -; SNG Cop -; Isegrim -. Possibly unpublished.TextImage
MAXIMUS
RecGen 347vMaximus, Caesar, AE25 of Nicomedia, Bithynia. Γ IOV OVHΡ MAZIMINOC KAICA, draped & cuirassed bust right / NIKOMHΔEΩN ΔIC NEΩKOΡΩN, Serapis standing left with raised hand & leaning on sceptre.TextImage
GORDIAN III
RecGen 368Gordian III AE33 of Nicomedia, Bithynia. 238-244 AD. 27.48g. M ANT ΓOΡΔIANOC AVΓ, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / NIKOMHΔEΩN ΔIC NEΩKOΡΩN, Gordian on horseback galloping right, holding spear. BMC 63; RecGen 368.TextImage
SNGvA 810vGordian III AE 32mm of Bithynia, Nicomedia. Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right / Athena enthroned left, holding Nike before her, Tyche standing right, holding simulacra of temples before and behind.TextImage
SNGvA 817v
RecGen 365 cf
Gordian III AE 31mm of Nikomedia. M ANT ΓOΡΔIANOC AVΓ, radiate, draped bust right / NIKOMHΔEΩN ΔIC NEΩKOΡΩN, veiled figure of Demeter standing facing, head left, holding torch and grain ears. cf Rec Gen 365 (legend ending AV); SNGvA 817 var (bust type); Rec Gen 364 var (ditto).TextImage
PHILIP I
SNG vA 834Philip I, AE28 of Nicomedia, Bithynia. AD 244-249. M IOYΛIOC ΦIΛIΠΠOC AYΓ, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / NIKOMHΔEΩN ΔIC NEΩKOΡΩN, two octostyle temples. SNG von Aulock 834; Yapi Kredi 125.TextImage
TRAJAN DECIUS
SNG von Aulock 7127Trajan Decius, Nicomedia, Bithynia. 249-251 AD. 2. Neokorus. AY KAI TΡAIANOC ΔEKIOC AVΓ C, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right / NIKOMHΔEΩN ΔIC NEΩKOΡΩN (MH ligate), Asklepios standing facing, head left, resting on serpent-entwined staff. SNG von Aulock 7127; (RecGen 394 var (rev legend with no DIC); BMC 65 var (ditto).TextImage
TREBONIANUS GALLUS
Varbanov 4208cfTrebonianus Gallus. AE21. 251-253 AD. AE of Nicomedia in Bithynia. C BI TEΡ ΓAΛΛOC AYΓY, radiate, draped bust left, holding spear & shield / NIKOMHΔEΩN ΔIC NEΩKOΡΩN, Emperor on horse right, one hand raised. Sear 4316v, Varbanov 4208v (?). TextImage
VALERIAN I
RecGen 404Valerian, AE24 of Nicomedia, Bithynien, 253-260 AD, 8.00 gr. ΠO ΛIC OYAΛEΡIANOC AYΓ, radiate, draped bust / NIKOMHΔEΩN ΔIC NEΩKOΡΩN, emperor on horseback prancing right, holding spear. RecGen 404; BMC 67; Lindgren III 213; SNG von Aulock 7136.TextImage
RecGen 404 cmValerian, AE23 of Nicomedia, Bithynia. 253-260 AD. 7.53g. ΠO ΛIK OVAΛEΡIANOC AVΓ, radiate, cuirassed bust right / NIKOMHΔEΩN ΔIC NEΩKOΡΩN, Valerian on horseback galloping right, holding spear, "ΦI" countermark (not in Howgego for this time period). RecGen 404; BMC 67.TextImage
Rec Gen 410vValerian I with Gallienus and Valerianus II, AE of Nicomedia, Bithynia. 10.14 g. AVT OVAΛEΡIANOC ΓAΛHNOC OVAΛEΡIANOC KAICAΡ CEB BB, radiate, draped and cuirassed busts of Valerian I and Gallienus facing each other, draped, cuirassed bust of Valerian II between them / NIKOMHΔEΩN TΡIC NEΩKOΡΩN, three prize crowns, the two outer ones holding one palm branch, the middle one holding two palm branches. RecGen 410 var; BMC 72 var (obv. legend).TextImage
GALLIENUS
BMC 67cfNikomedia. Gallienus AE26. (...) ΓAΛΛHNOC AVΓ, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right [countermark: T in circular punch] / NIKOMHΔEΩN ΔIC NEOKOΡΩN, Emperor, radiate, holding spear, riding on horse charging right, mantle waving behind.TextImage
SNG vA 7147Gallienus, AE of Nicomedia, Bithynia. 8.05 g. ΠO ΛI EΓN ΓAΛΛHNOC AYΓ, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right / NIKOMHΔEΩN TΡIC NEΩKOΡΩN, three temples, the upper one containing Demeter standing, holding corn-ears and torch, the lower two seen in perspective. SNG von Aulock 7147.TextImage
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