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Ancient Coinage of Illyria, Apollonia


Illyria, Apollonia.

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BMC 44Illyria, Apollonia, Mid-late 1st century BC. AR 1/2 Victoriatus, 1.29 g. AI-NEA, the Nymphaeum of Apollonia ablaze / APOLLW-NIATAN, Lagobolon. BMC 44; Pozzi 2916.TextImage
BMC 51 varApollonia, Illyria. Early-mid 1st century BC. AE15mm, 3.56 g. Laureate head of Apollo left / A-POL LW-NI TAN in three lines to left and right of obelisk of Apollo, all within wreath. BMC 51 var (legend configuration); SNG Copenhagen 402 var (ditto).TextImage
BMC 64Apollonia, Illyria, Mid-late 1st century BC. AR Denarius, 19mm, 3.80 g. 3.91 g. Bionos and Mnasen- magistrates. BIWNOS, laureate head of Apollo left / A-P-O-L, Three nymphs, hand in hand, dancing around a fire. MNASHN below. BMC 64; Maier 139.TextImage
BMC 75Apollonia, Illyria, AE. 100 BC-30 AD. LUSWN to left of laureate head of Apollo left, monogram below / APOLLW-NIATAN to right and left of obelisk within wreath. SNG Cop 411; BMC 75.TextImage
BMC 76Illyria, Apollonia. Early-mid 1st century B.C. AE19 mm, 9.1 g. LUSWN to left of laureate head of Apollo left, HYPK monogram below / APOLLW-NIATAN to right and left of obelisk within wreath. SNG Cop 411; BMC 76.TextImage
BMC 83Apollonia, Illyria. 13mm, 2 gr. Helmeted head of Athena right (usually a delta behind head) / APOLL-WNIATAN, above and beneath thunderbolt. BMC 83: Mionnet II, 60.TextImage
Ceka 3Illyria, Apollonia, AR Drachm. ca 229-30 BC. AGIAS above cow standing left suckling calf / APOL EPIKADOU around double stellate pattern. BMC 15-16. TextImage
Ceka 8Illyria, Apollonia, AR Drachm. Aibatios and ChairenosAIBATIOS above cow standing left suckling calf, horizontal grain ear below / APOL CAIRHNOS around double stellate pattern containing flame of the Apollian Nymphaeums over lagobolon. Ceka 8; BMC 41-42; Mionnet 3; SNG Cop. 398.TextImage
Ceka 14Apollonia, Illyria. AR drachm. ANDRIWN, Cow standing left, head right, suckling calf / APOL QEOFILOU around double stellar pattern within square with curved sides. Ceka 14, BMC 19; Mionnet Supp. 7.TextImage
Ceka 20Apollonia, Illyria. AR drachm. ARISTHN, Cow standing left, head right, suckling calf / APOL KOLOIOU around double stellar pattern within square with curved sides. Ceka 20; BMC -; Mionnet -.TextImage
Ceka 22Apollonia, Illyria. AR drachm. ARISTHN, Cow standing left, head right, suckling calf, torch to left, wreath below / APOL YULLOU around double stellar pattern within square with curved sides. Ceka 22; BMC 40; Mionnet 5.TextImage
Ceka 24Apollonia, Illyria. AR drachm. ARISTWN, Cow standing left her head looking back suckling her calf / APOL and AINEA around Double stellar pattern in square. Ceka 24; BMC 4; Mionnet Supp. 9.Text
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Ceka 27Illyria, Apollonia, AR Drachm. ARISWN above cow standing left suckling calf, monogram below / APOL LUSHNOS around double stellate pattern. BMC 24. TextImage
Ceka 28Apollonia, Illyria. AR drachm. ARISTWN, Cow standing left, head right, suckling calf, grain ear to left, rudder below / APOL FILODAMOU around double stellar pattern within square with curved sides. Ceka 28; Mionnet 7.TextImage
Ceka 31Illyria, Apollonia, AR Drachm. Asklapiadas and PhilistonosASKLAPIADAS above cow standing left suckling calf, A over delta monogram below / APOL FILISTIWNOS around double stellate pattern. Ceka 31; BMC 38; Mionnet 8.TextImage
Ceka 53Apollonia, Illyria. AR drachm. ZWILOS, Cow standing right, head left, suckling calf / APOL APELLIKOU around double stellar pattern within square with curved sides. Ceka 53.TextImage
Ceka 60Apollonia, Illyria. AR Drachm. QE-ODWROS in two lines above cow standing left, head turned right, suckling calf. Horizontal corn ear below / APOL CARIKLEOS around double stellate pattern. Ceka 60; Mionnet Supplement 15 (Ceka omitted the corn ear in error).TextImage
Ceka 61aIllyria, Apollonia, AR Drachm. QEODWTOS above cow standing left, suckling calf, EE monogram to left / APOL ARCHNOS around double stellate pattern.TextImage
Ceka 61bApollonia, Illyria. AR drachm. QEODWTOS, Cow standing left, head right, suckling calf, PE and EE monograms to left, crescent below / APOL ARCHNOS around double stellar pattern within square with curved sides. Ceka 61b.TextImage
Ceka 65Apollonia, Illyria. AR drachm. KALLHN, Cow standing left, head right, suckling calf, F to left, sideways E monogram below / APOL AGHNOS around double stellar pattern within square with curved sides. Ceka 65.TextImage
Ceka 67Illyria, Apollonia, AR Drachm. Kallistratos and Nikia. KALLISTRATOS above cow standing left suckling calf, barley corn below / APOL NIKIA around double stellate pattern. Ceka 67; BMC 29.TextImage
Ceka 68Apollonia, Illyria, AR drachm. KALLIWN, cow standing left, head right, suckling calf, rudder (?) below / APOL MENEKRATEOS around double stellate pattern. Ceka 68.TextImage
Ceka 72Illyria, Apollonia, AR Drachm. Magistrates Kallistheneos and Kosmos. KOSMOS above cow standing right suckling calf / APOL KALLISQENEOS around double stellate pattern. Ceka 72; Mionnet 18.TextImage
Ceka 75Illyria, Apollonia, AR Drachm. Maarkos and Lusania. 19mm. MAARKOS above cow standing left suckling calf, A over MYPK monogram below / APOL LUSANIA around double stellate pattern. Ceka 75; BMC 23; SNG Cop. 385; Mionnet 14; Zwicker Z842.TextImage
Ceka 76 imitApollonia, Illyria, AR drachm. Ancient imitation. 9mm, 3.11 gr, DODOTOS, cow standing left, head right, suckling calf, crescent below. APOA (!) ARCHNOS, Curved, double-stellate pattern, line border. Ancient imitation of Ceka 76 (city name misspelled, crescent on obverse).TextImage
Ceka 80Illyria, Apollonia, AR Drachm. Magistrate Parmenos. MOSCILOS above cow standing left suckling calf, star below / APOL PARMHNOS around double stellate pattern. Ceka 80; BMC 34; Mionnet 8.TextImage
Ceka 83Illyria, Apollonia, AR Drachm. NIKANDROS above cow standing left suckling calf, monogram below / APOL ANDRISKOY around double stellate pattern. BMC 5. TextImage
Ceka 88Illyria, Apollonia, AR Drachm. Niken- and Autoboulos. NIKHN above cow standing left suckling calf / APOL AUTOBOULOU around double stellate pattern. Ceka 88; BMC 11-12; Mionnet 18.TextImage
Ceka 89Apollonia, Illyria. AR drachm. NIKWN, Cow standing left, head right, suckling calf, caduceus below / APOL ARISTIPPOU around double stellar pattern within square with curved sides. Ceka 89; Mionnet Suppl. 21.TextImage
Ceka 91Apollonia, Illyria. AR drachm. Zenokles and Chaienos. XENOKLHS, Cow standing left, looking back, suckling her calf / APOL CAIRHNOS around double stellar pattern in square. Ceka 91; BMC 39; Mionnet Supp. 22.TextImage
Ceka 92
ancient imit.
Apollonia, Illyria. AR drachm. Ancient imitation. XENWN (N retrograde), Cow standing right, head left, suckling calf, eagle standing right above / APOL AUTOBOULOU around double stellar pattern within square with curved sides. Ceka 92 ancient fake.TextImage
Ceka 97Apollonia, Illyria. AR drachm. SI above cow standing right, looking back, suckling her calf / APOL LUSWNOS around double stellar pattern in square. Ceka 97; Bakerr hoard 5359-5361.TextImage
Ceka 98Illyria, Apollonia, AR Drachm. SIMIAS above cow standing left suckling calf, LE below / APOL AUTOBOULOU around double stellate pattern. BMC 13. TextImage
Ceka 104Illyria, Apollonia, AR Drachm. Sosikrates and Nikonos. SWSIKRATHS above cow standing left suckling calf / APOL NIKWNOS around double stellate pattern. Ceka 104; BMC 31; Mionnet 26.TextImage
Ceka 111Illyria, Apollonia, AR Drachm. SWTELHS above cow standing left suckling calf, prow below / APOL XENOFANTOU around double stellate pattern. Ceka 111; BMC 32-33.TextImage
Ceka 115Illyria, Apollonia. AR Drachm. After 229 BC. TIMHN, Cow standing left, looking back at suckling calf, Gamma AK monogram below. APOL DAMOFWNTOS around square with double stellate pattern. Ceka 115; BMC 14; SNG Cop 381; Mionnet 19.TextImage
Ceka 116Apollonia, Illyria. AR drachm. TIMOKRATHS, Cow standing right, head left, suckling calf, club below / APOL FILOKLEOS around double stellar pattern within square with curved sides. Ceka 116.TextImage
Ceka 117Apollonia, Illyria. AR drachm. FALAKROS, Cow standing left, head right, suckling calf, fly below / APOL ZWPUPOU around double stellar pattern within square with curved sides. Ceka 117; BMC 17.TextImage
Ceka 125Apollonia, Illyria. AR drachm. FILISTIWN, Cow standing left, head right, suckling calf / APOL KERKINOU around double stellar pattern within square with curved sides. Ceka 125; BMC 21.TextImage
Ceka 126Illyria, Apollonia, AR Drachm. 250-168 BC. FILI-STIWN above cow standing right suckling calf / APOL LUSWNOS around double stellate pattern. Ceka 126; Mionnet Supp. 35.TextImage
Dewing 1426Illyria, Apollonia AR Drachm. c200-30 BC. AIBATIOS, cow suckling calf left; grain ear in ex / APOL XIAPHNOS, the Nymphaeum of Apollonia ablaze; lagobolon below, all in with four curved double walls. Ceka 8; BMC 41-42; SNG Cop 398; Mionnet 3. TextImage
Imhoof GM 22Apollonia, Illyria. Early-mid 1st century BC. AE21mm, 6.96 g. Laureate head of Apollo right / APOL-LWNOS, Amphora. Imhoof GM 22 (this coin).TextImage
Maier 135Apollonia, Illyria, Mid-late 1st century BC. AR Denarius, 21mm, 3.80 g. Archen- and Nikanor, magistrates. APXHN, laureate head of Apollo left / A-P-O-L, NIKANWR, Three nymphs, hand in hand, dancing around a fire. Maier 135.TextImage
Maier 137Illyria, Apollonia AR Drachm. Mid 1st century BC. Bionos & Agonippos, magistrates. Laureate head of Apollo left; BIWNOS / Three nymphs, hand in hand, dancing around a fire; AGWNIP/POS in ex. TextImage
Sear #1882Apollonia, Illyria, AR drachm. c 1st century BC. DWPIWNOS, laureate head of Apollo left / Three nymphs, hand in hand, dancing around the fire of the Nymphaeum, APOL ANDROMA XOS. TextObvRev
Sear #1885Illyria, Apollonia AE20. Head of Artemis right / Tripod TextImage
LUCIUS VERUS
Owen 10597Lucius Verus, AE18 of Apollonia, Illyria (?). 161-169 AD. 3.8 gr. AV KAI AYRHLIOC VHROC, laureate head right / ..ERA.. below, three nymphs or Charities, dancing, holding hands; each holding a wreath; the two on the left standing left, the one on the right standing right, looking left; partial magistrate's name below (does not seem to be CERDWN for Serdica). Apparently unpublished for Serdica and Apollonia. The style of the nymphs is usually attributed to Apollonia.TextImage
COMMODUS
BMC 86Commodus, AE27 of Apollonia, Illyria. 177-192 AD. AYTOKRA KOMMODW, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / A-P-O-L, LWNIA (retrograde) between and beneath three Graces (three nymphs) standing, hand in hand, one holding a torch and one holding a wreath. BMC 86.TextImage
Mionnet 74Commodus, AE 27 of Apollonia, Illyria. (from top right) AUTOKRA KOMMODW, youthful, laureate, draped bust right / APOLLWNIATAN, Apollo seated left, holding lyre, right hand raised. Mionnet Supp. 3, 74.TextImage
SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
Leypold 7 Illyria, Apollonia. Septimius Severus AE 31mm. Heroic, laureate bust left, holding shield and spear / Hermes standing facing, head left, holding purse and caduceus. TextImage
Mionnet 106 vSeptimius Severus AE33 of Apollonia, Illyria. AV K L CEP CEVHEPOC, laureate, draped bust right / APOLLWNIATAN, Nike advancing right carrying wreath. Mionnet 106 var (listed for Geta).TextImage
GETA
Hessen 714Geta, AE19 of Apollonia, Illyria. 209-211 AD. AYT K L CEP GETAC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / APOLLWNIATAN, Herakles Farnese standing left, left hand behind back, resting right hand on club set on rock. Unpublished. Museumlandschaft Hessen-Kassel, 714.TextImage
See also: Complete List of Apollonia Cow/Calf Drachm types, by Ceka Number, compiled by Ferdinand Schinkel
Coinage of Apollonia and Dyrrhachium page By Gyula Petranyi
Entry for Illyria, Apollonia on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Apollonia in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum
Search for Apollonia at AncientImports.com
Search for Apollonia at Incitatus Coins

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