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Ancient Coinage of Palestine, Rabbath-Moba

Rabbath-Moba (aka Areopolis or Aresopolis) on the Karak plateau, minted coins during the reigns of the Severan emperors between l93 and 222 AD.

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SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
Spij. 5Septimius Severus, AE28 of Rabbathmoba, Palestine. Dated CY 105 = AD 210-211. AVT K L CEOUHROC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / RABBAQMwBwN, Ares standing facing on square base, decorated with pilasters, and holding sword, spear and round shield. Lighted altar to left and right. Date P-E across fields. Spijkerman 5.TextImage
Spij. 8Septimius Severus, AE 28 of Rabbathmoba, Palestine. AVT KAI L CEP CEOV CEB, laureate, draped bust right / RABBAQ MW-QEOC ARHC, Ares standing facing on square base, decorated with pilasters, and holding sword, spear and round shield. Spijkerman 8; Rosenberger 3.; SNG ANS 1417.TextImage
Spij. 8-3Septimius Severus, AE 28 of Rabbathmoba, Palestine. AVT KAIC L CEP CEOVH PER CEB (HP ligate), laureate head right / RABBAQMW-QEOC ARHC, Ares standing facing on square base, decorated with four pilasters, and holding sword, spear and round shield. Spijkerman 8-3; SNG ANS 1414.TextImage
Spij. 12Septimius Severus, AE26 of Rabbath-Moba, Palestine. AVT KAI CEB CEOVH CB, laureate head right, countermark on neck truncation / RABBAQ MWBHNWN HC, Ares standing facing on two-tiered basis, the upper with four pilasters, the lower with six, holding sword, spear and round shield. Spijkerman 12.TextImage
Spij. 14Septimius Severus, AE29 of Rabbathmoba, Palestine. Dated CY 4, (AD 209-210). AUT K L CEP CEOUHROC CEBACTO, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / RABAQMWBHNWN, Tyche standing right, holding sceptre and double globular object, resting foot on river-god. Date P-D across fields. Spijkerman 14. Rosenberger 5 var; SNG ANS 1413 var.TextImage
Spij 14 TypeSeptimius Severus. AE29 of Rabbath Moba. 193-211 AD. A CEVHPOC CEBACTH, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from the back / RABBAQMW, Tyche standing right, holding sceptre and uncertain object, resting left foot on river god. Date PD downwards in left field. SNG ANS Palestine 1413 var (obv. legend).TextImage
Spij. 15 varSeptimius Severus AE29 of Rabbath-Moba, Palestine. 14.41 gr. AD 193-211. AVT K L CEP CEOVHROC CEBACTO, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / RABAQMOUBHNWN TUCH, turreted figure of Tyche standing right, left foot on river-god, holding sceptre and unknown object, P-A across fields. Spijkerman 15 var. (rev. legend).TextImage
Spij. 16Septimius Severus, AE27 of Rabbath-Moba, Palestine. AVT KAI L CEP CEOVH CEB, laureate head right / RABBAQ MW-BHNWN TUCH, Tyche standing right, holding sceptre and uncertain object, left foot on the half-figure of the river god. Spijkerman 16.TextImage
Spij. 16 [3]Septimius Severus, AE27 of Rabbath-Moba, Palestine. AVT KAI CEP CEOVH CEB, laureate head right / RABBAQ M-WBHNWN TUCH, Tyche standing right, holding sceptre and uncertain object, left foot on the half-figure of the river god. Spijkerman 16[3].TextImage
JULIA DOMNA
SNG Palestine 1417Julia Domna, AE30 of Rabbath-Moba, Palestine. 210 AD. IOULIA DOMNA, draped bust of Julia Domna right / PABBAQ MWBA, Ares standing facing, holding sword and spear with shield, flanked by two torches (or flaming altars). PE to left (210 AD). SNG ANS Palestine 1417.TextImage
Spij 19 type, 1Julia Domna, AE28 of Rabbathmoba, Palestine. 15.40 g. IOVLIA DOMNAC, draped bust right / RABAQMWBA, Ares, wearing helmet, cuirass and boots, holding upright sword, spear and round shield, standing facing on square, decorated base, lighted altar to left and right. Date P-E in exergue. Spijkerman 19 type.TextImage
Spij 19c cfJulia Domna AE27 of Rabbathmoba, Palestine. AD 193-217. 15.83g. IOVLIA DOMNA C, draped bust right / RABBAQMWBWN, Statue of Ares standing facing, holding sword, spear and shield, lighted altars flanking base which is decorated with four pilasters, P over epsilon in left field. cf Spijkermann 19c.TextImage
Spij. 21Julia Domna AE28 of Rabbathmoba, Palestine. AD 193-217. 15.38g. IOVLIA DOMNA C, draped bust right / RABBAQMWBA, turreted figure of Tyche standing right, left foot on river-god, holding sceptre and unknown object. Spijkerman 21.TextImage
Spij. 22Julia Domna AE29 of Rabbathmoba, Palestine. AD 193-217. 16.15g. IOVLIA DOMNA C, draped bust right / RABBAQMWBWN, turreted and draped bust of Tyche right, hair in double chignon behind head. Spijkerman 22.TextImage
Spij. 24Julia Domna, AE28 of Rabbathmoba, Palestine. AD 193-217. 17.6 g. IOVLIA CEBACTH, draped bust right / OMONIA CEBACTWN, Caracalla and Geta, both veiled and togate, standing facing each other, clasping hands. Date BAq in lower centre. Spijkerman 24.TextImage
CARACALLA
Spij- 27Caracalla, AE28 of Rabbathmoba, Palestine. Dated CY 105 = AD 210-211. AVT K M AV ANTUNINOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / RABBAQMUBUN, Ares standing facing on square base, decorated with pilasters, and holding sword, spear and round shield. Lighted altar to left and right. Date P-E across fields. Spijkerman 27. Rosenberger 16.TextImage
Spij. 29Caracalla AE25 of Rabbathmoba, Arabia. AD 198-217. AVT KAI ANTWNINW, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / RABAQMOUBHNWN, Poseidon standing left, foot on prow, holding trident and dolphin, P-D across fields. Spijkerman 29.TextImage
GETA
SNG Palestine 1418Geta, AD 209 to 212. AE 27 of Rabbathmoba, Palestine. SEVEPOV CEP GETA KAI, bare head of Geta right / RABAQ MUBA, War god standing forward between two torches (or altars), holding sword and shield. SNG ANS 6 (Palestine) 1418.TextImage
Spij. 32 typeGeta, AE28 of Rabbathmoba, Palestine. Dated CY 109 (AD 210-211). 15.87 g. AVT K P C GE-TAC CEB, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / RABAQMwBA, Ares standing facing on base, holding sword, spear and shield; lighted altar to left and right, date PE in upper left field. Spijkerman 32 var. (is undated, diff. obv. legend); Rosenberger 20 var. (ditto).TextImage
Spij. 33Geta, AE26 of Rabbathmoba, Palestine. AVT K PEP GETAC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / RABAQMwBA, Tyche standing right, holding sceptre and globe?, left foot on a river-god at foot. Spijkerman 33.TextImage
Spij. 33 typeGeta, AE29 of Rabbathmoba, Palestine. AD 209-211, 17.98 g. POU CEP GETAC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / RABAQMwBA, Tyche standing right, holding sceptre and globe?, left foot on a river-god at foot. Spijkerman 33 type.TextImage
Spij. 35Geta, AE24 of Rabbathmoba, Palestine. Dated CY 105. AVT K P C GETAC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from the back / RABAQMOVBHNWN, Poseidon, naked, standing left, foot on prow, holding dolphin and trident. Date P-D across fields. Spijkerman 35.TextImage
ELAGABALUS
Spij. 37 varElagabalus AE29mm of Rabbathmoba, Palestine, as Areopolis. AV KAICAP ANTWN.., laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / ARCAPOLIC, Poseidon, nude, standing left, right foot on prow, holding trident in left hand, dolphin in right. Spijkerman 37 var (legend configuration, listed as retrograde).TextImage
Spij 39 Elagabalus AE29mm of Rabbathmoba, Palestine. Laureate bust right / Tyche standing right. Spijkerman 39. TextImage

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