Ancient Coinage of Cilicia, Alexandria Katisson (Alexandria ad Issum)



Modern day Hatay, Turkey. Founded by Alexander III as a memorial to the battle of Issus, south-east of the present day Iskenderun at the foot of Mount Amanus. Imperial coins were struck from Trajan to Severus Alexander.
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Lindgren III 768Alexandria ad Issum, Cilicia, AE15. 100-0 BC. 3.22g. AΛEXANΔΡEΩN, Laureate bust of Poseidon right / KAT ICCON, Dolphin right, trident behind. SNG Lev Supp. 432 (this coin); Lindgren III 768.TextImage
RPC 4075Alexandria ad Issum (Alexandria Katisson), AE26, semi-autonomous issue, Dated AD 43-44. Diademed head of Alexander III right / AΛEΞANΔΡEΩN ET IΠ , Dionysos, naked, standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos, panther at foot left. RPC I 4075; SNG Cop 64 and 382; SNG Levante 1841-1842; Imhoof KM 5-6; SNG France II, 2414-2416; Paris 134; Mionnet III, 61; Lindgren III 769; Paris 135; Waddington 4094; SNG Tahberer 243; Bernhart 198.TextImage
SNG France 2406Alexandria ad Issum, Cilicia, 2nd-1st Cent. BC; AE20 6.84g. Head of Alexander as youthful Herakles, right, wearing lionskin / AΛEΞANΔΡEΩN, Zeus, loins draped, standing left, holding wreath and sceptre; ΣYΡ and EΡ monograms in left field. SNG France 2406; SNG Levante 1834; SNG von Aulock 5464.TextImage
SNG France 2409Alexandria ad Issum, Cilicia, 2nd-1st Cent. BC; AE 19mm, 5,07gr. Head of Alexander as youthful Herakles, right, wearing lionskin / AΛEΞANΔΡEΩN, Zeus, loins draped, standing left, holding wreath in raised right hand. ANΡ monogram in left field, all within wreath. Levante, Alexandreia 41; SNG France 2409.TextImage
TRAJAN
SNG Lev 1844Trajan, AE22 of Alexandria ad Issum, Cilicia. Dated local year 181 (AD 114-115). AYTOKΡ KAIC NEΡ TΡAIANOC AΡICT CEB ΓEΡM ΔAK, laureate head right, slight drapery on left shoulder / AΛEXANΔΡEΩN KAT ICCON ETOYC AΠΡ, Zeus, loins draped, standing left, holding patera and sceptre. SNG von Aulock 5465-5466; SNG Levante 1844 = Levante 66 in NC 1971 (this coin); SNG Cop 383.TextImage
SNG vA 5465Trajan, AE24 of Alexandreia ad Issum, Cilicia. Dated local year 181, AD 114-115. 9.63 g. AYTOKΡ KAIC NEΡ TΡAIANOC AΡICT CEB ΓEΡM ΔAK, laureate head right / AΛEXANΔΡEΩN KAT ICCON ETOYC around, date AΠΡ in left field, Zeus, loins draped, standing left, holding patera and sceptre. SNG von Aulock 5465; Levante, Alexandreia 72; Righetti Coll VII, 40; Lindgren III, 769A; SNG Pfalz 83; SNG Cop 383.TextImage
SNG v A 5467Trajan and Plotina, AE23 of Alexandria ad Issum, Cilicia. Struck 113-114. Dated local year 181. AYTOKΡ KAIC NEΡ TΡAIANOC AΡICT CEB ΓEΡM ΔAK, laureate head right / AΛEXANΔΡEΩN KAT ICCON ETOYC AΠΡ, draped bust of Plotina right. SNG von Aulock 5467; SNG Levante 1848-1849; RPC 3397.TextImage
COMMODUS
Weber 7498Commodus, AE17 of Alexandria ad Issum; Cilicia, 2.91 gr. 177-192 AD. AY KOMMOΔOC ANTΩNEIN, laureate head right / AΛEΞANΔΡIO, Dionysus, naked, standing front, holding thyrsos. Levante 84 in NC 1971; Weber 7498.TextImage
SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
Burstein 942Septimius Severus and Julia Domna AE 34mm of Alexandria Katisson (Alexandria Ad Issum), Cilicia. Dated Pompeian-Cilician Era 261 = 193/4 AD. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Septimius right / IOYΛIA ΔOMNA CEB AΛEX KAT, draped bust of Julia right; date AXC to right. Burstein 942, otherwise unpublished.TextImage
TLA 36712Septimius Severus and Julia Domna, AE33 of Alexandreia Katisson (Alexandria ad Issum), Cilicia. Dated Pompeian-Cilician Era 261 = AD 193-194. AYT KAI ΛOY CE CEOYHΡOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / IOYΛIA ΔOMNA CEB AΛEΞ KAT, draped bust of Julia Domna right; date AΞC to right. (both letters Ξ engraved as retrograde Z). Timeline Auctions 36712; Burstein 942 otherwise unpublished.TextImage
JULIA_DOMNA
SNG Lev. Supp. 433Julia Domna, AE24 of Alexandria ad Issum, Cilicia. Dated local year 282, AD 215-216. IOYΛIA ΔOMNA CEB, draped bust right / AΛEXANΔΡEΩN KAT ICCON around, ET BΠC in left field, Nemesis-Tyche standing left, holding rudder and raising right hand to her mouth. SNG Levante Suppl 433 (this coin).TextImage
SEVERUS ALEXANDER
SNG Levante 1851Severus Alexander, AE of Alexandria ad Issum. AD 230-231, dated local year 298. 13.50 g. AYT KAI MAΡ AY CE AΛENXAΔΡOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / AΛEXANΔΡEΩN KAT ICCON ET HΘς, diademed head of Alexander III right. SNG Levante 1851; Levante 96 in NC 1971.TextImage
Waddington 4095Severus Alexander AE26 of Alexandria ad Issum, Cilicia. Dated local year 298, AD 231-232. AYT KAI MAΡ AY CE AΛEXANΔΡOC CE, laureate and cuirassed bust right / AΛEXANΔΡEΩN KAT ICCON ET HΘς, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Waddington 4095; Paris 138; bust type var of SNG Levante 2419; Levante, Alexandreia 93.TextImage

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