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Ancient Coinage of Mysia, Germe


Note: Because renowned numismatists and academics (Wroth, Barclay Head, Ehling, Imhoof et al) believe that, of the two towns named Germe in the region of Lydia/Mysia (Germa ad Caicus and Germe ad Rhyndakos), it was only the Mysian town which most likely minted coins, I have merged the two city pages into one to avoid confusion.

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CITY AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
BMC 1Mysia, Germe, civic coinage AE15. Time of the Antonines. IEPACVN KLHTOC. Youthful, draped bust of the Roman Senate right / GEPMH NWN, laureate & draped bust of Apollo right, spray of laurel before. Sear 5016. TextImage
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BMC 5Lydia, Germe. Pseudo-autonomous issue. AE18, Mid-2nd century AD. IEPOC DHMOC, unbearded, youthful head of Demos right / GERM-HNWN, Herakles, naked, standing to front, head left, holding club in right hand and lion's skin in left. SNG Copenhagen 126; BMC 5.TextImage
BMC 6Germe, Mysia, AE4. 138-192 AD. 19.23 mm, 4.6 gr. IERA CUNKLEITOC, draped bust of youthful senate right / GERMHNWN, Herakles standing front, looking left, holding lionskin and club resting on ground. Mionnet Supp. V, 500; SNG Turkey 5, 356; BMC 6. TextImage
BMC 12Mysia, Germe, AE20. 2nd-3rd century AD. IERA GERMH; turreted and draped bust of Tyche right / GERMHNWN, Athena standing left, holding patera over altar in right, spear and shield in left hand. BMC 12, SNG von Aulock 1093; SNG Copenhagen 132; Weber 6807.TextImage
SNG BN 956Germe, Mysia, AE 22. 240-250 BC. IERA GERMH, turreted and draped bust of Tyche of Germe right / GERMH-NWN, Athena, helmeted and wearing Chiton und Peplos standing half left by altar, holding patera in right hand and spear and shield in left. SNG BN Paris 956; SNG Tübingen 2201.TextImage
SNGCop 126Germe, Lydia, AE20, Pseudo-autonomous issue. Mid-2nd century AD. IEPOC DHMOC, unbearded, laureate, bust of Demos right, slight drapery on left shoulder, dot beneath truncation / GERMH-NWN, Herakles standing to front, head left, holding club resting on ground and lion skin. SNG Cop. 126; Mionnet Supp. VI, 505.TextImage
SNG Tub. 2201Germe, Mysia, AE25, semi-autonomous. AD 180-220. IERA GERHM, turreted, draped bust of Tyche of Germe right / GERMHNWN, Athena standing left, holding patera and resting left hand on shield, spear at her side. SNG Tuebingen 2201.TextImage
SNG Turkey 5 356Germe, Mysia or Lydia, AE19. AD 117-192. Pseudo-Autonomous. IERA CYNKLHTOC, draped, youthful bust of the Senate right / GERMHNWN, Herakles, naked, standing front, looking left, lionskin over left arm, resting on club with right hand. No monogram in field. Mionnet Supp. V, 500; SNG Fitzwilliam 4169; SNG Turkey 5, 356; SNG Tuebingen 2197.TextImage
SNG v.A. 1097Mysia, Germe, 2nd-3rd century AD. 22mm, 7.56g. TYXH POLEWC; turreted and draped bust right / GERMHNON; Athena standing left, holding patera over altar in right, spear and shield in left hand. SNG von Aulock 1097; BMC 11 var (obv. legend).TextImage
SNGvA 7216Mysia, Germe. Civic Issue. Circa 2nd Century AD. AE 20mm (5.74 gm). Turreted and draped bust of Tyche left / Herakles standing facing, head left, holding lion's skin and resting on club set on ground. SNGvA 7216. TextImage
TITUS
RPC 926Titus, AE23 of Germe, Mysia. 79-81. 3.891g, 22.7mm. AYTO T KAI CEBAC (from top right), laureate head right / GERMHNWN, Apollo standing left, holding patera and lyre. BMC 14; RPC II 926; Imhoof LS 1; Lindgren III 460.TextImage
RPC 927Titus & Domitian AE16 of Mysia, Germe AVTO T GEP KAI, laureate head right / DOMITIAN KAI, laureate head right. SNGvA 1100, Lindgren III 461, SGI 794.TextImage
RPC 928Titus and Domitian, AE17 of Germe, Mysia. 3.8 gr.79-81 AD. AYTO T GER KAI, Laureate head of Titus right; grain-ear before / DOMETIANON KAI, Laureate head of Domitian right. RPC I 928; Waddington 797; SNG von Aulock 1100; Imhoof KM 4 (Lydia).TextImage
RPC 929Titus & Domitian AE16 of Mysia, Germe. AYTO KAI GEP CEBAC, laureate head of Titus right / AVTO KAI CEBAC, laureate head of Domitian right.TextImage
RPC 930Titus & Domitian AE16 of Mysia, Germe. AYTO KAI CEBAC, laureate head of Titus right / AVTO KAI CEBAC, laureate head of Domitian right.TextImage
TRAJAN
BMC 12Trajan AE16 of Mysia, Germe. TRAIANOC KAICAP, laureate head right / GERMHNWN, laureate & draped bust of Apollo right, spray of laurel before. SGI 1019.TextImage
BMC 16Trajan, AE of Germe, Mysia or Lydia. 98-117 AD. 3.48 gr. AYTO K TRAIANOC, laureate head right / GERMHNWN, laureate head of Apollo right, laurel branch before. BMC 16-17; Weber 6810-6811; Mionnet II, 260; SNG Stockholm 1997; Lindgren III 462.TextImage
MARCUS AURELIUS
Paris 335 varMarcus Aurelius as Caesar. AE22 of Germe, Mysia or Lydia. 138-161. (from top right) M AYR BHROC KAIC, youthful, bare head right / GERMHNWN, Athena standing left, holding patera in right hand and resting left hand on a shield beside which is a spear. Paris 335 var (rev. legend). Unpublished.TextImage
SNG von Aulock 1107Marcus Aurelius AE 32mm of Mysia, Germe. AV KAI M AVRH-LI ANTWNEIN, bare-headed, draped & cuirassed bust right / GERMHWN in exergue, Apollo enthroned left, holding grain ear in right hand & resting left arm on tripod behind him; before, small column on which is set a jug.TextImage
FAUSTINA II
SNG vA 1108Faustina II, AE 23 of Germe, Mysia. 152-175 AD. FAUCTEINA CEBACT, draped bust right / GERMHNWN, Athena standing left, holding patera over burning altar to left, spear in left hand and resting left hand on shield. SNG von Aulock 1108.TextImage
COMMODUS
BMC Acquis 1901, 33Commodus, AE28 of Germe, Mysia/Lydia. 10.5 gr.177-192 AD. Magistrate Hermolaos. AYTO KL AY KOMODOC, draped and cuirassed bust right / EPI ERMOLA TW GERMH (TW in monogram form), Apollo, naked, standing half-right, legs crossed, resting right hand on head and holding lyre on a garlanded column with left hand; serpent-entwined tree to left. BMC Greek Acquisitions, NC 1901, 33.TextImage
SNG Fr 978Commodus. AE32 of Germe, Mysia or Lydia. 177-192 AD. Magistrate Hermolaos. 19.66 gr. AYTOK KAI KOMODOC, laureate, draped bust right / EPI ERMOLAOU ARC GERMHNWN, emperor on horseback galloping right. Lindgren III A463A (Lydia); SNG France 978; Waddington 800 (Mysia).TextImage
CRISPINA
SNG vA 1112Crispina, AE21 of Germe, Mysia. KRICPEINA CEBACTH, draped bust right / GERMHNWN, two nymphs standing facing, each resting their outer hand on an amphora on low colums; another amphora between them. von Aulock 1112; Lindgren III 464; Mabbott Coll. 1796.TextImage
SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
Ehling 160Septimius Severus & Caracalla AE45 Medallion of Mysia, Germe. Glycon, strategus, 202-205 AD. Confronted, laureate draped & cuirassed busts / EPI CTP GLUKWNOC B, GERMHNWN in ex, Herakles seated left on lion skin draped over rock, holding club set on ground and cantharus; to left, Apollo, standing right, holding plectrum and lyre, and Artemis drawing arrow from quiver and holding bow; to right, Tyche standing left, crowning Herakles & holding cornucopiae.TextImage
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JULIA DOMNA
BMC 24Julia Domna AE24 of Germe, Mysia. 193-217 AD. Magistrate Glykonos. IOYLIA CEBACTH, draped bust right / CTR GLYKWNOC GERMHNWN, Zeus seated left, holding patera and sceptre. BMC 24; Lindgren III, 465.TextImage
GETA
SGI 2851Geta AE28 of Mysia, Germe. Strategos Julius Glycon. P CEPTIMIOC GETAC KAIC, draped & cuirassed bust right / CTP GLUKWNOC B GERMHNWN, Apollo Citharoedus, nude, sanding right, legs crossed, holding right hand above head, resting with left hand on kithara, set on column; left behind a tree with snake coiling around. SNGFr 991, SNGvA 1115.TextImage
ELAGABALUS
Moneta 24265Elagabalus, AE 37 of Germe, Lydia/Mysia. 24.20 gr. AYTOKPA K M AYP ANTWNEINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / EPI CTR T IOYL ...N, GERMHN-WN (in ex,), River-god Kaïkos reclining left, left arm on overturned urn. Unpublished. Moneta MNS 24265.TextImage
JULIA SOAEMIAS
Brandt 130755Julia Soaemias, AE25 of Germe, Mysia/Lydia. AD 222. 8.55 gr. IOVLIA CYAIMIAC CE, draped bust right / GERMHNWN, Zeus seated left, holding thunderbolt and sceptre. Apparently unpublished. Brandt 130755.TextImage
GORDIAN III
BMC 33Gordian III, AE27 of Germe, Mysia. Magistrate Ail. Aristoneikos. 7.26 gr. AYT K M ANT GORDIANOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / EPI ARICTONEIKOY GERMH, Hygieia standing right, holding patera, feeding serpent in arms, facing Asklepios standing left, resting on serpent-entwined staff. BMC 33; RPC VII 128.TextImage
RPC 127Gordian III, AE26 of Germe, Lydia-Mysia. 238-244 AD. 7.41 gr. Magistrate Aristoneikos. AVT K M AN GORDIANOC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / EPI ARICTONEK GERMH-NW-N, Artemis huntress advancing right and reaching for an arrow from the quiver at her shoulder. RPC VII 127 (same dies).TextImage
SNG Cop 146Gordian III AE29 of Mysia, Germe ad Rhyndakos. AVT K M ANT GORDIANOC, laureate draped bust right / EPI AIL APICTOEIKOV, GERMHNWN in ex, Gordian standing left, holding long sceptre & raising right hand to hail Apollo, standing right, holding lyre & plectrum.TextImage
SNG Cop 148Gordian III AE26 of Germe, Mysia. 238-244 AD. Magistrate Apollonidos. AYT K M AN(T?) GORDIANOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / EPI APOLLWNIDOY GERMHNWN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Lindgren III 467; RPC VII 109; SNG Cop 148.TextImage
SNG Turkey 5, 258Gordian III, AE25 of Germe, Mysia. 238-244 AD. AYT K M ANT GORDIANOC, laureate, cuirassed bust right, seen from the back / EPI ARISTO-NEI-K GERMHNWN around and downwards in right field, Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre. RPC VII, 129; SNG Turkey Tire, 358.TextImage
SNG vA 1122Gordian III. AE26 of Germe, Mysia-Lydia, 238-244 AD. 7.69 gr. AYT K M ATN GORDIANOC (sic), laureate, draped bust right / GERMHNWN, Zeus seated left on stool, holding eagle and sceptre. SNG von Aulock 1122 (Mysia).TextImage
TRANQUILLINA
BMC 32varTranquillina, AE30 of Germe, Mysia. 11,73g. FOYR TRANKULLINA CAB, diademed, draped bust right / EPI ARIST GERMHN, Artemis standing left, holding bow and drawing arrow from quiver at shoulder, facing Apollo, holding plectrum and lyre, and Asklepios standing facing, looking left, holding serpent-entwined staff. BMC 32 var (Gordian III), poss. unpublished for Tranquillina.TextImage
PHILIP II
Waddington 821Philip II, AE26 of Germe, Lydia/Mysia. Magistrate Perperus. M IOVL dot FILIPPOC K dot, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right / EPI PERPEROU GERMHNW/N, Zeus, wearing himation, seated left, holding patera and sceptre. Waddington 821.TextImage

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