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Magnesia ad Maeandrum, Ionia

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BH 19ffMagnesia (Ionia), AE11. 0,87 gr. Rider galloping right wearing chlamys, meander below / Zebu (humped bull) left within meander pattern. Barclay Head, Ionia, 19ff.TextImage
BMC 3ff varMagnesia ad Meandrum, Ionia. Magistrate Ainetos. AR Octobol. Attic Standard. ca. 350-190 BC. Helmeted horseman prancing right, holding couched spear / MAG AINHT above and below bull butting left within meander border. BMC 3-6 var (Magistrate) BMC 19-20 var (bronze); unpublished reverse for this magistrate.TextImage
BMC 15Magnesia ad Meandrum, Ionia. AR Obol, 0.67g; 9mm, 350-190 BC. Head of Athena right wearing crested Athenian helmet, bound with olive wreath / M-A, to left and right of ornate trident head within circular Meander pattern. SNG von Aulock 2032; BMC 15.TextImage
BMC 17Magnesia ad Maeandrum, Ionia, AE13, 4th c. BC. 2.40 gr. Laureate head of Apollo left / MAG, forepart of bull right, part of maeander pattern in left field. BMC 17.TextImage
BMC 19Magnesia ad Maeandrum, Ionia. AE 8mm, 0.5 gr. 350-250 BC. Male figure on horseback right with couched lance / MAGN / BATM, bull butting left. SNG Copenhagen 841; BMC 19ff.TextImage
BMC 33Magnesia ad Maeandrum, Ionia. AE14, 1.4 gr. Pseudo-autonomous issue, 238-244 AD, time of Gordian III. MAGNH-SIA, turreted and draped of Tyche right / SIPY-LOY (below), rivergod Hermos reclining left, resting elbow on an overturned urn. BMC 33; SNG Righetti 1042.TextImage
BMC 35Ionia, Magnesia ad Maeandrum AR Obol. 350-190 BC. Horseman right, holding spear / humped bull butting left. SNGvA -. TextImage
BMC 36Ionia, Magnesia ad Maeandrum. Circa 160-150 BC. AR Tetradrachm. Euphemos Pausaniou (Euphemos, son of Pausanios), magistrate. Diademed & draped bust of Artemis right, quiver over shoulder / Apollo Delphios standing left, resting on tripod; EUFHMOS PAUSANIOU on left, maeander pattern below; all within laurel wreath. TextImage
BMC 40Magnesia ad Maeandrum, Ionia, 2nd c. BC. AE18, 2.78 gr. Magistrate Diagoras. Rider on horseback right, holding spear / MAGN DIAGORAS above and beneath bull standing right. BMC 40.TextImage
BMC 44Magnesia, Ionia, AE21. 190 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right / MAGNHTWN EUKLHS KRATINOS above and beneath rider in military dress, on horseback galloping right, holding couched lance in right hand. BMC 44; SNG von Aulock 2043; SNG Munich 608.TextImage
BMC 46Magnesia ad Maeandrum, Ionia, 2nd-1st C. BC. AE18, 7.37 gr. Head of Artemis right, wearing stephane, bow and quiver behind head / MAGNETWN KRATINOS EUKLHS, Nike advancing right, holding wreath and palm branch. SNG von Aulock 2044; BMC 46; SNG Cop 853; Lindgren III 373; SNG Tuebingen 2957.TextImage
Boston 1881Ionia, Magnesia ad Maeandrum AR Hemidrachm. 350-190 BC. Horseman with spear right / MAGN, bull butting left, grain stalk to right, maeander pattern in ex. Boston 1881; Warren 1122. TextImage
Fox Ilang 40Magnesia, Ionia, AE11. 464-449 BC. Head of Senate? right / MAGNH-TWN, Apollo, naked except for chlamys hanging behind from his shoulders, standing left, holding raven and laurel branch. The reverse image of this coin is similar to the obverse of Schultz AM 88.TextImage
Imhoof KM 3Magnesia ad Maeandrum, Ionia. AE12, 2.1 gr. Magistrate Lykomedes. Leukippos riding right, holding couched lance, chlamys flying out behind / MAGN LUKOMHD above and beneath forepart of bull butting left. Imhoof KM 3; Weber 5998.TextImage
Jones 17aIonia, Magnesia on the Meander AR Tetradrachm. ca 150-140 BC. Draped bust of Artemis right, in stephane, bow & quiver over shoulder / MAGNHTWN, Apollo standing left on meander, holding filleted branch in right hand & resting left elbow on tall tripod, magistrate's name PAUSANIAS PAUSANIOY in left field, all in laurel wreath. Jameson 1504, Pozzi 2460, SNG Lockett 2830. TextImage
Jones 8-25Ionia, Magnesia ad Maeandrum AR Tetradrachm. ca 160-150 BC. Diademed bust of Artemis right, quiver over shoulder / Nude Apollo standing left, left elbow resting on tall tripod behind, holding branch tied with fillet in his right hand; magistrate EUFHMOS PAUSANIOU on left, maeander pattern below; all enclosed in a laurel wreath. TextImage
Jones 8Ionia, Magnesia ad Maeandrum. ca 160-150 BC. AR Tetradrachm. Bust of Artemis right, quiver over shoulder / Nude Apollo standing left, left elbow resting on tall tripod behind, holding branch tied with fillet in his right hand. TextImage
Kraay 15Ionia, Magnesia on the Meander AR Octobol. ca 155-145 BC. Helmeted, cuirassed warrior on horse rearing right, holding couched spear, D below / MAGNHTWN, bull butting left, in exergue magistrates' name DIONUSIOS / DHMHTRIOY, all within meander border. TextImage
Lindgren 500Magnesia, Ionia, AE19, 3.57g. NAGNHCIA (sic); turreted bust of Tyche right / MAGNHTON; Dionysos with thyrsos and rhyton, standing facing, head left, panther(?) at feet left. Lindgren I 500; Schultz Magnesia 140 / Coll Berlin 1875.243.TextImage
MG 89Ionia, Magnesia ad Maeandrum. After 150 BC. AE 26mm. Pausanias & Metrodoros, magistrates. Warrior wtih lance on horseback right / Tripod tied with fillets; PAUSAN[IAS] to right, MHTRODOROS to left, monogram in exergue. Imhoof Monnaies Grecques 89.TextImage
Mueller 1894Magnesia ad Maeandrum, Ionia. AE11, 1.03 gr. 4th C. BC. Half-figure of Persian king or Artemis right, holding bow, within meander circle / MAGN, Leukippos as horseman riding right, with cloak flying behind, holding spear. Possibly unpublished. Mueller Collection 1894.TextImage
Mueller 2071Magnesia ad Maeandrum, Ionia, AR Tetartemorion, 7 mm, 0.20 gr., 5th c. BC. M behind head of Apollo right with curled hair / MAGNH above humped bull butting right, maeander pattern below. Mueller Coll. 2071. Unpublished.TextImage
Mueller 2137Magnesia ad Maeandrum, Ionia, AR Tritartemorion 7 mm, 0.29 gr. Bull butting right, maeander pattern below / MAGNHTWN between the rays of a star with eight rays and dot in centre. cf. SNG Turkey I, 397; Mueller Collection 2137.TextImage
Nolle 3Ionia, Magnesia ad Maeandrum. Themistokles. Circa 465-459 BC. AR Hemiobol. Head of Hephaistos right, in laureate pileus / QE monogram within incuse square. TextImage
RPC 2692Ionia, Magnesia ad Maeandrum. Time of Augustus. AE 14mm. Bust of Artemis right, bow & quiver over shoulder; magistrate EUFHMOS / MAGNHTWN, laureate head of Apollo right, lyre before. SNG Cop 857. TextImage
Schultz 519Ionia, Magnesia ad Maeandrum. 3rd century AD. AE 21mm. CERAPIC, Bust of Serapis right, slight drapery on left shoulder / MAGNHTWN (from top right) Isis standing left, holding sistrum & situla. TextImage
SNG Cop 802Ionia, Magnesia AE11. 350 - 190 BC. Laureate head of Apollo left / MAG, forepart of bull right. SNG Munchen 593. TextImage
SNG Cop 804Magnesia, Ionia AE14. 350-200 BC. Magistrate Demetrios. Laureate head of Apollo left / MAG, forepart of bull rushing right, meander pattern behind, magistrate's name (DHM)ETRI(OS) behind. TextImage
SNG Cop 814Magnesia ad Maeandrum, Magnesia. 350-190 BC. AE15. Horseman riding right / MAGN KUDROKLHS above and beneath, bull butting left; grain ear below. TextImage
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SNG Cop 835 corr.Magnesia, Ionia, AE17, 5.29 gr. Helmeted horseman right, holding couched lance / MAGN STRATWN ANDROTI above and below bull butting left. SNG Cop 835 corr (magistrate's name).TextImage
SNG Cop 840varMagnesia, Ionia, AE 16mm; 4.3g. 350-190 BC. Hippokrates magistrate. Horseman riding right, holding couched lance in left hand / MAGN, HGR-EPH HIPPOK-RATOY in two lines below, humped bull butting left. SNG Copenhagen 840 var. (name written as IPPOKRATHS KTEA).TextImage
SNG Cop 844Ionia, Magnesia ad Maeandrum AR Tetradrachm. ca 160-150 BC. Pausianas, son of Pausanios, magistrate. Diademed bust of Artemis right, bow & quiver over shoulder / MAGNHTWN, Apollo standing left, holding branch tied with fillet in right hand, left elbow resting on tall tripod behind; PAUSANIAS PAUSANIOU on left, maeander pattern below; all within laurel wreath. TextImage
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SNG Cop 846Ionia, Magnesia AE18. After 190BC, Laureate head of Apollo right / Horseman advancing right with spear. TextImage
SNG Cop 848Magnesia ad Maeandrum, Ionia. After 190 BC, Attic Standard. Head of Athena right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet / MAGNHTWN above and below; PAUSANIAS MHTRODWROU to left and right of Nike, standing right, holding wreath and palm. BMC Ionia, 43; SNG Cop 848.TextImage
SNG Cop 849Ionia, Magnesia AE20. After 190BC, Helmeted head of Athena right / Horseman advancing right with spear, TextImage
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SNG Cop 850Ionia, Magnesia ad Maeandrum. After 190 BC. AE 20mm. Helmeted head of Athena right / MAGNH EUKLHS KRATINOS, Rider with lance on horseback galloping right; magistrates . BMC 44, SNG von Aulock 2043. TextImage
SNG Cop 851Magnesia ad Maeandrum, Ionia, AE19, 8.08 gr. Magistrate Eukles Kratinos. Diademed, draped bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver over shoulder / MAGNHTWN above, EUKLHS KRATINOS in two lines beneath humped bull butting right. Weber 6008; Mionnet III, 615; SNG Cop 851; SNG Tuebingen 2956.TextImage
SNG Cop 853Ionia, Magnesia ad Maeandrum. After 190 BC. AE 16mm. MAGNHT, stag standing right, star above / EUKLHS KRATINOS, cult statue of Artemis Leukophryene. BMC 47. TextImage
SNG Fitz 4512Magnesia on the Meander, Ionia, AE unit. 350-190 BC. 19.06mm, 5.71 gr. Helmeted horseman prancing right, holding couched spear / MAGN KLEANDROS above and below bull butting left, within meander border, corn-ear below. SNG Fitzwilliam 4512; Leake 3; Sear Greece 4487-4488 var (magistrate, corn-ear).TextImage
SNG Kayhan 393Magnesia ad Maeandrum, Ionia. Ca 400 BC. AE7mm. 0.85 g. Laureate head of Apollo left / M-A, Cuirass, resembling human torso. SNG Kayhan 393.Text
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SNG Tub 2922Ionia, Magnesia on the Meander, Themistocles AR Tetartemorion. ca 465–460/50 BC. Bearded male head right (Themistocles?), in wreath or taenia / Eagle flying left, AP monogram(?) below, all in incuse square with linear border. Cahn & Mannsperger 1–2. TextImage
SNG Tub 2932Magnesia ad Maeandrum, Ionia, AE. 350-190 BC. Horseman riding right, holding spear / MAGN KLEARCOS above and beneath zebu bull butting left, within maeander pattern. Grain ear in field. SNG Tuebingen 2932.TextImage
SNG Tub 2922_2Ionia, Magnesia ad Maeandrum, Archepolis, son of Themistokles AR Trihemiobol. Circa 459 BC. Diademed head of Archepolis right / AP-X, eagle flying left, diagonally; all within incuse square. TextImage
SNG Tub 2924Magnesia ad Maeandrum, Ionia, 350-300 BC. AR Obol, 10 mm, 0.79 gr. Laureate head of Apollo right with long hair / MAG, Forepart of bull right (fragmentary magistrate's name in left field). SNG Tuebingen 2924.TextImage
SNG Turkey 395, rightMagnesia ad Maeandrum, Ionia, 5th c. BC. AR Tetartemorion 5 mm, 0.17 gr. Laureate head of Apollo right / MAG to left of barley corn, section of maeander pattern to right. cf. SNG Turkey I, 395-396.TextImage
SNG Turkey 395, leftMagnesia ad Maeandrum, Ionia, 5th c. BC. AR Tetartemorion 6 mm, 0.15 gr. Laureate head of Apollo left / MAG, barley corn, section of maeander pattern to right. cf. SNG Turkey I, 395-396.TextImage
SNG vA 2034vIonia, Magnesia ad Maeandrum. c350-300 BC. Magistrate Nisaios. AR Didrachm. Rider with lance on horseback prancing right / MAGN NISAIOS-INHW, above and beneath bull butting left; grain ear to right, all within circular maeander pattern. Unlisted rev. legend with INHW.TextImage
SNG vA 2042Ionia, Magnesia ad Maeandrum AR Tetradrachm. Circa 160-150 BC. Diademed bust of Artemis right, quiver over shoulder / MAGNHTWN, nude Apollo standing left, left elbow resting on tall tripod behind, holding branch tied with fillet in his right hand; magistrate ERASIPPOS ARISTEOU on left, maeander pattern below; all enclosed in a laurel wreath. Jones 32a. TextImage
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SNG vA 2047Magnesia ad Maeandrum, Ionia, AE14, 2.67 gr. 2nd c. AD. Three grain ears / MAG-NETWN, Eagle standing front, head right, wings spread. SNG von Aulock 2047; Imhoof KM 16.TextImage
SNG vA 7921Ionia, Magnesia ad Maeandrum. Circa 160-150 BC. AR Tetradrachm. Herognetos Zopyrionos (Herognetos, son of Zopyrion), magistrate. Diademed & draped bust of Artemis right, quiver over shoulder / Apollo Delphios standing left, resting on tripod; HRPNHTOS ZWPURIWNOS on left, maeander pattern below; all within laurel wreath. TextImage
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Weber 5998Ionia, Magnesia ad Maeandrum. Circa 350-320 BC. AR Trihemiobol. Lykomed[es], magistrate. Warrior holding lance on horseback right / Bull butting left on maeander pattern; LUKOMHD in exergue. TextImage
Sear #4476Ionia, Magnesia ad Maeander AR Tridrachm. ca 350BC. Armed horseman prancing right with spear / Horned bull butting l. within meander, wheat ear behind, MAGNE in field above, KALLIANAS KALLIKRATOY in ex.TextImage
Sear #4477Ionia, Magnesia ad Meandrum AR Drachm. Armed horseman prancing / Bull butting left, MAGN above.
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Sear #4480Ionia, Magnesia ad Meandrum AR Obol. Armed horseman prancing / Bull butting left, MAGN below.
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Sear #4485Ionia, Magnesia ad Meandrum AR Tetradrachm. Diademed bust of Artemas right, quiver and bow over shoulder / MAGENTWN & magistrate name, nude Apollo standing left with branch, resting left elbow on tripod surmounted by quiver. TextImage
Sear #4491Ionia, Magnesia ad Meandrum, AE17. Laureate head of Artemis right / MAGNHTWN NIKANOR KAI ZWPILOS, to left and right of cultus statue of Artemis Leukophryne standing facing, monogram in field. SG 4491; BMC 12; SNG Copenhagen 855.TextImage
Sear #4492Ionia, Magnesia ad Maeandrum. After 190 BC. AE 19mm. Head of Athena right, in crested Attic helmet decorated with a wing / MAGNHTWN, warrior, holding spear pointed forwards & with chlamys flying behind, on horseback prancing right; S left, magistrate EUKLHS-KRATINOS. SNG Cop 849, BMC 44, SNGvA 2043.TextImage
AUGUSTUS
RPC 2690Augustus, AE of Magnesia ad Meandrum, Ionia, 3.10 g. Laureate head of Augustus right, being crowned by Nike, flying left before / EUFHMOS MAGNHTWN, Artemis huntress, standing right, holding bow and reaching for arrow in quiver. RPC 2690. Schultz 5.TextImage
HADRIAN
Schultz 96Hadrian, AE19 of Magnesia, Ionia. 4.0g. AY KAI TRAI ADRIANOC CE, laureate head right / (from top right) (MAGNH)-TWN, Dionysos standing front, head left, holding kantharos and thyrsos, panther at foot. Schultz Magnesia 96; SNG Copenhagen 864; Prowe III 957.TextImage
SNG Cop 864Hadrian, AE19 of Magnesia, Ionia. 5.72 gr. AD 117-138. AY KAI TRAI ADRIANOC CE, laureate head right / MAGNHTWN, Dionysos standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos, panther at foot left. Schultz Magnesia 96-97; SNG Cop 864; Paris 1489; Prowe III, 957; Bernhart 249 in JNG 1949.TextImage
SABINA
Imhoof KM 26Sabina AE15 of Magnesia, Ionia. (from top right) CABEINA CEBACTH, draped bust right / KORH MAGNHTWN, Kore standing left, holding grain ears. Imhoof KM 26. TextImage
LUCIUS VERUS
Schultz 132Lucius_Verus, AE35, Magnesia ad Maeandrum, Ionia. 161-169 AD. AV KAICAR L... - AV OVHROC, Laureate, cuirassed bust right / MAGNH-TWN, cart being drawn right by four horses. Schultz Magnesia 132.TextImage
CARACALLA
BMC 59Caracalla, AE30 of Magnesia ad Meandrum, Ionia. AVT KAIC M AVR ANTWNEINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / EPI GRAM CEKOVNDOV, MAGNHTWN below, young male figure in short chiton, standing right, holding by the halter a humped bull which kneels on one knee at the entrance of a cavern or arch. BMC 59; Mionnet III, 656 corr.; Schulz Magnesia 186; Fox II, 80.TextImage
Schultz 169Caracalla, AE of Magnesia ad Meandrum, 26.55 g. AV KA M ANTWNEINOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / MAGNHTWN KE EFECIWN OMONOIA, two temples seen in perspective, one containing the cult image of Artemis Leukophryene, the other containing the cult image of Artemis Ephesia. Franke/Nollé 1276 (this coin). Schultz 169.TextImage
Schultz 169 FAKEMassive numbers of these fakes are coming out of Eastern Europe, often sold by unscrupulous sellers in Germany. Please read the Text to see details and also see Forum's Fake Gallery and forgerynetwork.com for the names of sellers and more examples. AVT K A ANTWNHNOC, laureate, draped bust right / NEWKORWN KE EFECIEWN, two temples on steps with a figure of Artemis in each. OMONOIA in exergue. (Fake: emperor's name incorrect; the city name of Magnesia has been changed to Newkoron). TextImage
SEVERUS ALEXANDER
BMC 70Severus Alexander, AE 22 of Magnesia, Ionia. M AVR ALEXANDROC, Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / MAGNHTWN, Tyche standing left holding rudder and cornucopiae. Schultz Magnesia 256-265, SNG vA 2056; Weber 6013; BMC 70; Mabbott 1546; SNG Cop 880.TextImage
Mionnet III, 671Severus Alexander, AE36 medallion of Magnesia, Ionia. AD 222-235. 20.13 g. Magistrate Aur. Tychicus. AYT K M AYP CEY H ALEXANDROC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / MAGNHTWN EPI GR AVR TVXIKOV, Zeus Nikephorus seated left on stool, holding Nike and sceptre. Mionnet III 671.TextImage
SNG Cop 883Severus Alexander. Magnesia ad Meandrum, Ionia. AE18. M AVR ALEXANDROC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / MAGNHTWN, Cista mystica with conical cover; around it a coiled serpent. BMC Ionia 69; SNG Cop 883.TextImage
JULIA MAMAEA
Duesseldorf 11397cfJulia Mamaea, AE of Magnesia ad Meandrum, Ionia. 12.07 g. IOVLIA MAMAIA CEB, diademed, draped bust right / ERMOU B MAGNHTWN NEW THS ARTEMIDOC, the child Dionysos seated left on cista mystica between two dancing Korybantes, each holding spear and shields. cf Duesseldorf 11397 (rev. legend).TextImage
GORDIAN III
BMC 93vGordian III, AE of Magnesia ad Meandrum, Ionia. 10.14 g. AVT K M ANT GORDIANOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / EP G PRAKTIKOU MAGNHTWN, the infant Dionysos seated facing on cista mystica between three stars, all on large crescent below. cf Schultz 469 (no crescent); BMC 93 var (ditto).TextImage
Mionnet 1110Gordian III, AE30 of Magnesia ad Maeandrum, Ionia, 8.7g. AYT K M ANT GORDIANOC, laureate draped bust right / EPI [GRAM ARAUT]OU MAGNHTWN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Mionnet Supp. 6, 1110; Isegrim 14357.TextImage
PHILIP I
BMC 95Philip I, AE20 of Magnesia ad Meandrum, Ionia. AUT K M IOUL FILIPPOC, Laureate draped bust right / MAGNHTWN, Eagle standing right on garlanded altar, wings open, head thrown back and wreath in beak. BMC 95; McClean 8196.TextImage
McClean 8197Philip I, AE20 of Magnesia ad Meandrum, Ionia. M IOYL FILIPPOC, laureate, draped bust right / MAGNHTWN, eagle standing facing, head left, wings spread, wreath in its beak. Schultz Magnesia 495; Paris 1602; McClean 8197; Mionnet Supp. VI 1136.TextImage
PHILIP II
Mionnet 1136Philip II AE20 of Ionia, Magnesia ad Meandrum. M IOVL FILLIPOC, laureate cuirassed bust right / MAGNHTWN, eagle standing facing, head left, wreath in its beak.TextImage

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