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Ancient Coinage of Ionia, Samos

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CITY AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
Barron 11Ionia, Islands off. Samos. Circa 210-190 BC. AR Tetrobol (2.78 gm). Facing lion's scalp / Forepart of bull right; peacock, krater, and grain-ear below. TextImage
Barron 161Samos, island of Ionia. Samos. Ca. 370-365 BC. Silver tetradrachm (15.21 gm). Facing lion scalp / SA, collared ox forepart running right, laurel branch behind, magistrate's name [MO]IRADH[S] above. Barron 161 (only one recorded). TextImage
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BMC 25ffSamos, Ionia, AR tetrobol, (2.16g) 5th century BC, Forepart of bull left. / Forepart of bull left. TextImage
BMC 79Ionia, Islands off, Samos. Circa 398-365 BC. AR Obol. Facing scalp of lion / Forepart of bull right; SA below. Barron pg. 213, 1-2. TextImage
BMC 135Samos, AR tetradrachm, 400-365 BC. Magistrate Epikrates Acheloios. 23.31 mm, 15.01 gr. Lion's scalp facing / EPIKRATHS ACELWIO above, SA beneath forepart of bull right, upright olive branch in left field. Barron 158; BMC 135; Gardner period IV, 3.TextImage
BMC 147Islands off Ionia, Samos. Circa 394-365 BC. AE19mm. Head of Hera left, wearing stephane, necklace, and earring / Facing lion's head. SNG von Aulock 2296. TextImage
BMC 177Samos, Islands of Ionia, AR 17mm, 2.98 gr. ca 200 BC. Head of lion facing / SAMIWN, forepart of bull right, peacock and amphora below. Barron, Samos 11; Prowe III 1116; BMC 177; Gardner, Samos 4.TextImage
BMC 202Samos Island, Ionia, AE20, 2nd-1st C. BC. 8.37 gr. Diademed head of Hera right within circle of dots / SAMIWN, Peacock standing right on caduceus, monograms in field. SNG Cop 1721; BMC 202; Lindgren I 593.TextImage
BMC 222Samos, Ionia, AE14, 2.89 gr. semi-autonomous. AD 198-268. Prow right / CAMIWN, herm of a male figure facing. SNG Cop 1727; Mionnet Supp. VI, 178; BMC 222-223.TextImage
CNG 61, 719Islands Of Ionia, Samos AR Tetradrachm. ca 400-365 BC. Facing lion scalp / SA, forepart of bull right, branch behind; magistrate QEOGNHU. Barron, (unrecorded magistrate); SNG Copenhagen -. CNG 61, 719. TextImage
McClean 8404Islands off Ionia, Samos AR Tetradrachm. Circa 408/4-366 BC. Alkmeon, son of Hegemoneus, magistrate. Facing lion's scalp / SA below nose, forepart of bull right; branch behind, ALKMEWN HGEMONEWS above. TextImage
Mitchiner 566Samos, Ionia, ca 500 BC, AR 1/24 stater, 8mm, 0.8g. Forepart of a lionskin seen from above / Scorpion. Mitchiner's Ancient Trade & Early Coinage 566.TextImage
RPC 2681Augustus (?). Samos, Ionia, AE18; 4.59g. AD 1st cent. Laureate head right / SAMIWN, Peacock standing right on caduceus, sceptre behind. AMC 1324; RPC 2681; SNG Cop. 1728.TextImage
SNG Cop 1673Samos, Ionia, AR drachm, (2.87g) Forepart of winged boar left. / Lion scalp facing, dotted border, all in incuse square. TextImage
SNG Cop 1673vIonia, Islands off. Samos. Circa 526-522 BC. AR Drachm (3.28 gm). Forepart of a winged boar left / Facing lion's scalp in dotted incuse square. TextImage
SNG Cop 1678Islands off Ionia, Samos AR Tetradrachm. Circa 485-439 BC. Facing lion's scalp / SA, forepart of bull right. TextImage
SNG Cop 1691Samos, Ionia. 394-365 BC. AE8, 0.74 gr. Prow right / SA, Amphora within olive wreath. SNG Cop 1691; SNG von Aulock 8028; BMC 125; Sear Greece 4665: SNG Tuebingen 3277.TextImage
SNG Cop 1692Ionian Islands, Samos. ca 350 BC. AE 14mm. Head of Hera right, in stephane & necklace / SA, facing lion's scalp. BMC 143-144. TextImage
SNG Cop 1706vIonian Islands, Samos. ca 3rd Century BC. AE 13mm. Three-quarter facing head of Hera, head turned slightly right, in a necklace / SA, prow of a Samian galley left; magistrate SKATA below. TextImage
SNG Cop 1717Samos, Ionia, AE13, 205-129 BC. 2.05 gr. Diademed head of Hera right / SAMIWN, lion's head facing. SNG Copenhagen 1717; SNG Lewis 963.TextImage
SNG Lockett 2866Samos, Ionia; AR obol, 537-522 BC; Time of Polykrates; 0.64 g. Lion's head facing / Quadripartite incuse square. SNG Lockett 2866; SNG Lewis 887.TextImage
SNG vA 229Islands Of Ionia, Samos AR Drachm. ca 400-365 BC. Facing lion scalp / SA, forepart of bull right; magistrate DHMWN. Barron 8. TextImage
Traite 7cfSamos(?). Circa 600-550 BC. EL 1/24th Stater. Sphinx seated left / Incuse punch with irregularly spaced dots. TextImage
Sear #3520Samos, AR drachm. c526-522 BC, Forepart of winged boar left / Lion scalp facing, within dotted & linear square, all within incuse square. BMC 42. TextObv*Rev
Sear #3523Miletos, Ionia, AR 1/12 stater. c 525 BC, Head of lion right / Star ornament within incuse square. SNG Cop 952. TextImage
Sear #4634Ionia, Samos AR Trihemiobol. 453-439 BC. Forepart of winged boar left / lion's head left within incuse square. TextImage
Sear #4635Samos, Ionia, AR diobol, panther TextObv*Rev
Sear #4655Samos Ionia, AR hemidrachm, lion / ox TextObv*Rev
Sear #4665Ionian Islands: Samos AE8. Late Fifth Century BC. Forepart of Samian Galley / S-A; Amphora, all within olive wreath. BMC 125. TextImage
Sear #4666Samos, Ionia, AE14. Before 365BC. Diademed head of Hera left / Lion scalp facing.
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Sear #4674Ionian Islands, Samos AE12. Late 3rd - early 2nd Century BC. Diademed head of Hera right / Prow of Samian Galley; magistrate's name. TextImage
AUGUSTUS
RPC 2681Augustus. 17mm of Samos, Ionia. SAMIWN, laureate head right / Peacock standing on caduceus, right, behind, sceptre. RPC 2681.TextImage
COMMODUS
SNG Cop 1737Commodus AE18 of the Ionian Island of Samos. M AV KOMODOC, laureate head right / CAMIWN, cult statue of the Samian Hera, wearing modius & holding fillets, peacock to either side. TextImage
JULIA DOMNA
SNG vA 2307vJulia Domna AE30mm of Samos, Ionia. IOYALIA DOMNA CEB, draped bust right / CA MI WN, statue of Hera standing facing within tetrastyle temple. TextImage
GORDIAN III
BMC 307Gordian III AE 20mm of Samos. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / River deity reclining left and leaning upon vase from which river flows, reed in right hand.TextImage
TRANQUILLINA
BMC 316Tranquillina AE22 of Samos, Ionia. FOPIA TRA NKVLLINA, diademed & draped bust right / CAMIWN, river god reclining left, holding reed & cornucopia.TextImage
SEVERUS ALEXANDER
BMC 278Severus Alexander (222 - 235) Bronze. 11.39 g. of Samos, Ionia. AVT K M AVR ALEXANDROC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / CAMIWN, warrior walking right, looking back, holding shield, foot on prow. BMC 278.TextImage
PHILIP II
BMC 326Philip II, AE of Samos, Ionia. 245-247 AD. 9.13 g. M IOV FILIPPOC KAICAR, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right / CAMIWN, cult image of Hera facing. BMC 326.TextImage
SNG Copenhagen 1777Philip II, as Caesar AE 21mm of Samos, Ionia. Bare-headed, draped, & cuirassed bust right / CAMI, WN in exergue, figure of Imbrasus River reclining left, holding reed & cornucopiae.TextImage
TRAJAN DECIUS
SNG Cop 1779Trajan Decius, AE28, (10.34g) Samos, Islands of Ionia, AVT TPAIANOC DEKIOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / SAMIWN, Tetrastyle column with arched architrave, containing cult statue of Hera or Artemis Ephesia. SNG von Aulock 2324; SNG Cop 1779; BMC 336.TextImage
VALERIAN I
SNG Cop 1795cfValerian I AE15 of Samos, island off Ionia. ..LIK VALEPIANO..., laureate cuirassed bust right / CAMIWN, cult statue of Samian Hera standing facing holding anchor.TextImage
SNG vA 2329Valerian I AE 27mm of Samos, Ionia. AVT K POLIC VALEPIANOC, Laureate, draped bust right / CAM-IWN, Tetrastyle temple with arch above cultus statue of Samian Hera standing facing. TextImage
See also: Sear the Perseus Project database for coins of Samos
Entry for Ionia, Samos on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Samus in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum
Search for Samos at AsiaMinorCoins.com
Search for Samus in the ANS Database
Search for Samos in the RPC IV (Antonines) database at the Ashmolean Museum

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