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Ancient Coinage of Syria, Heliopolis

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CITY AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
Lindgren 2156Syria, Coele-Syria. Civic Issue. 2nd-3rd Century AD. AE 13mm. Marsyas standing right, holding wineskin / COL-HEL in two lines within laurel wreath.TextImage
Sawaya 262Heliopolis, Syria, AE14, 1,93 gr. Severan times, ca. AD 193-215. C-HE across field, Marsyas standing right, right hand raised, wineskin over shoulder / COL HEL in two lines within laurel wreath. Sawaya 262.TextImage
SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
AML 2157Septimius Severus AE 22mm of Heliopolis, Coele-Syria. Laureate bust right / COL HEL, two legionary standards with eagles. TextImage
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BMC 1Septimius Severus AE24 of Heliopolis, Syria. 193-211 AD. 11.50g. IMP L SEV PERT AVG (from top right), radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / COL HEL above turreted, veiled, and draped bust of Tyche left, cornucopiae and palm branch behind head. BMC 1; Sawaya 84.TextImage
Lindgren III 1267Septimius Severus AE 16mm of Heliopolis in Coele Syria. Laureate head right / C-O H-EL in two lines across fields, caduceus in wreath.TextImage
Lindgren III 1266Septimius Severus AE 18mm of Heliopolis, Coele Syria. Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / Nike advancing left with palm, CO HEL in two lines in left field.TextImage
Lindgren III 1268Septimius Severus AE 21mm of Heliopolis, Coele Syria. Laureate head right / Turreted & veiled head of Tyche left; palm & cornucopiae behind.TextImage
Lindgren III 1274Septimius Severus AE 26mm of Heliopolis, Coele Syria. Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / Caracalla & Geta clasping hands, CH/L in field.TextImage
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Sawaya 80Septimius Severus, AE of Heliopolis, Syria. 8.52 g. IMP L SEP SEV PERT AVG, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right / COL HEL to left of turreted and veiled bust of Tyche left, palm branch and cornucopiae behind head. Sawaya 80; Ronde 220c.TextImage
SGI 2265Divus Septimius Severus AE 23mm of Heliopolis, Coele-Syria. DIVO SEVERO, laureate, draped, & cuirassed bust right / IOMH COL HEL, decastyle temple of Zeus Heliopolitanus on raised podium, viewed from aerial perspective. Price & Trell 702, BMC 4.TextImage
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SNG Cop 428Septimius Severus AE 22mm of Heliopolis, Syria, Coele-Syria. Laureate head right / Two male hunters, nude, standing facing, heads left, holding clubs at left shoulders and game in right hands.TextImage
SNGCop 428varSeptimius Severus, AE of Heliopolis, Coele Syria. 8.34 g. [IMP L SEP SE]V PERT AVG, laureate, cuirassed bust right / COL HEL, two male deities (Herakles and Bacchus?) standing facing, side by side, each looking left, holding a slain deer and a club and holding unclear objects over shoulders. SNG Cop. 428 var (bust type). SNG München 1029 var (ditto); Lindgren II 2160 var. (ditto).TextImage
SNG Cop 429Septimius Severus AE 24mm of Heliopolis, Syria. Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / Temple of Jupiter Heliopolitanus in perspective. BMC 2.TextImage
JULIA DOMNA
Lindgren 2089Julia Domna AE 27mm of Syria, Coele-Syria, Heliopolis. Draped bust right / Caracalla and Geta, togate, standing confronted, clasping hands.TextImage
CARACALLA
Lindgren I A2162aCaracalla AE 18mm of Heliopolis in Syria. Laureate head right / COL HEL, Hermes standing facing, head left, holding caduceus. SNG Cop 430.TextImage
Lindgren III 1280aCaracalla AE 21mm of Heliopolis, Coele Syria. Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right / Victory advancing left with palm; CO/HEL in left field.TextImage
Lindgren 2161Caracalla AE 21mm of Syria, Coele-Syria, Heliopolis. Laureate head right / Veiled and turreted bust of Tyche of Heliopolis left; palm branch and cornucopiae over shoulder. SNG Cop 431; BMC 11.TextImage
Lindgren 1280Caracalla AE 30mm of Heliopolis, Syria. Laureate, draped, & cuirassed bust right / IOMH COL HL, perspective view of the temple complex of Jupiter Heliopolitanus. Price & Trell 702.TextImage
Prieur 941cfCaracalla AR Tetradrachm of Heliopolis, Syria. AYT K M A ANTWNEINOC CEB, laureate head right / ­EMAPX EX UPATOC TO ­, eagle, wings spread & head turned to right, holding wreath in beak, standing facing on lion walking right.TextImage
GETA
BMC 13
Sear'88 #2045
Geta, as Caesar, AE 24mm of Heliopolis in Syria. GETA CAESAR, laureate, draped bust right / COL HEL, turreted & veiled head of Tyche left; palm & cornucopiae behind. SNGCop 432, BMC 13.TextImage
Lindgren III 1282Geta AE 22mm of Heliopolis, Syria. GETA AVGVST, laureate & draped bust right / COL/HEL, between two aquilae; wreath all around.TextImage
Mionnet 116vGeta AE 27mm of Heliopolis, Syria. Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / Temple of Jupiter Heliopolitanus in perspective. Mionnet Supp. 8, 116 var (obv. legend).TextImage
MACRINUS
Prieur 1202Macrinus AR Tetradrachm of Heliopolis, Syria. AVT K M OP CE MAKPINOC CE, laureate draped bust right / DHMARC EX UPATOC III(?), eagle standing facing, head left with wreath in its beak, star and lion right between its legs.TextImage
PHILIP I
Lindgren I 2164Philip I AE30 of Heliopolis, Syria. Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / COL H-E-L, turreted & veiled head of Tyche left; standard before, cornucopiae behind. TextImage
Saulcy 2Philip I. AE28. Heliopolis, Syria. 244-249 AD. IMP CAES M IVL PHILIPPVS PIVS FEL AVG, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right, seen from back / IOMH COL HEL, perspective view of the temple of Jupiter Heliopolitanus. de Saulcy TS 2. TextImage
SNG Cop 434Philip I AE 28mm of Heliopolis in Coele Syria. Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / Tyche standing facing with rudder & cornucopiae, male figures (athletes?) holding up a wreath.TextImage
SNG Cop 435Philip I AE28 of Heliopolis, Coele-Syria. Laureate, draped, & cuirassed bust right / COL IVL AVG CL HEL, temple of Hermes-Simios on tree-covered hill; stairway from ground to summit, purse & [caduceus] in courtyard. Price & Trell 703.TextImage
FAKE
BMC 15
Philip I, AE28 of Heliopolis, Coele-Syria. IMP CAES M IVL PHILPPVS OVBOVS, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / IOMH COL HEL above and beneath the temple of Zeus Heliopolitanus, seen in perspective, with numerous columns, standing on podium, approached by a flight of steps in front, grain ear to right. IAPN BOC Vol 18, No. 1, example 10. A modern fake of BMC 15; de Saulcy TS 2. Note the spelling error PHILPPVS and the nonsensical ending of the obv. legend.TextImage
OTACILIA SEVERA
BMC 23Otacilia Severa AE27mm of Heliopolis, Syria. OTACILIA SEVERA AVG, diademed draped bust right, on crescent / COL IVL AVG FE IOMH, COL HEL in exergue, propylaeum (monumental gateway) to the temple of Jupiter Heliopolitanus, a cypress tree in central arch, with small altar at the bottom of the stairway. Mionnet V 128.TextImage
BMC 24Otacilia Severa AE 28mm of Heliopolis, Syria. OTACILIA SEVERA AVG, diademed draped bust right, set on crescent / COL IVL AVG FEL, HEL in ex, Tyche standing facing, holding rudder set on globe & cornucopiae; male figures standing on either side, each holding a wreath in upraised hand; all within billowing canopy held by female figures (Nikai), each set on cippus. L&K 2166, SNG Cop 436.TextImage
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SNG Cop 437Otacilia Severa, AE27 of Heliopolis, Syria, OTACILIA SEVERA AVG, diademed draped bust right / COL IVL AVG FEL HEL, Temple of Zeus seen in perspective, COL HEL in ex. TextImage
PHILIP II
BMC 26Philip II AE 22mm of Heliopolis, Syria. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Hermes standing facing, holding caduceus and purse. Lindgren I 2167.TextImage
Lindgren I 2168Philip II AE 22mm of Heliopolis in Syria. Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / Founder plowing right with two oxen; two standards behind.TextImage
Mionnet 120cfPhilip II, AE28 of Heliopolis, Coele-Syria. IMP CAES M IVL PHILIPPVS PIVS FEL AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / LEG V MACED VIII AVG (or similar), COL HEL in ex. turreted head facing on cippus, soldiers standing facing to left and right, each holding a vexillium and resting hand on shield. cf Mionnet 5, 120 (Philip I).TextImage
SNG Cop 433Philip II AE 17mm of Heliopolis, Syria, Coele-Syria. Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right / Two aquilas within wreath. Lindgren I 2168A.TextImage
SNG Cop 433Philip II AE 20mm of Heliopolis. Cuirassed bust right / COL/HEL, two aquilae standards within laurel wreath. Lindgren I 2168A.TextImage
VALERIAN I
Cohen 329Valerian I, AE of Heliopolis, Coele Syria. 14.50 g. 253-260. Capitolene games issue. IMP CAES P LIC VALERIANVS PF AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / CER SACR CAP OEC ISEL HEL, COL-HEL across fields, male athlete standing facing, head right, holding palm branch, right hand in a selection urn. Cohen 329; BMC -.TextImage
Sawaya 650-1Valerian I, AE27 of Heliopolis, Coele-Syria. 16.70 gr. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Two octastyle temples, seen in perspective, three prize crowns above, COL HEL below. Sawaya 650-1; BMC -; SNG Cop. -.TextImage
SNG Cop 438Valerian I AE 26mm of Heliopolis in Coele-Syria. IMP CP LIC VALERIANVS PF AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / COL IVL AVG FEL HELO around CEP SACR CAPET OECVME ISILHEL in five lines above agonistic urn, palm to either side. SNG Cop. 438, Cohen V p.330, 34.TextImage
SNG Cop 439Valerian AE 28 mm of Heliopolis. IMP CAES P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, Laureate & draped bust right / COL IVL AVG FEL around prize crown from which two palms are protruding. CER SAC above, CAP OEC ISE HEL in ex. SNG Cop. 439TextImage
GALLIENUS
Lindgren 2173Gallienus AE 22mm of Heliopolis, Syria. IMP CAES P LIC GALLIENVS, Radiate and draped bust right / COL IVL AVG FEL, two crossed cornucopiae surmounting caduceus. HEL below. TextImage
SNG Cop 441vGallienus AE 25mm of Heliopolis, Syria. IMP CAES P LIC GALLIENVS AVG, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / COL IVL AVG FEL HE, three agonistic urns containing palm branches, CER SACR / CAP OECV / ISE HEL in three lines in ex.TextImage
SNG Cop 441Gallienus AE 27 of Heliopolis, Coele Syria. IMP CAES P LIC GALLIENVS AVG, laureate cuirassed bust right / COL IVL AVG FEL HE, three agonistic urns containing palm branches, CERTSACR / CAP OECV / ISE HEL in three lines in ex. BMC 30.TextImage
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SNG Cop 441vHeliopolis. Gallienus AE 29mm of Heliopolis, Syria. IMP CAES P LIC GALLIENIVS (sic) P F AVG, laureate & cuirassed bust right / COL IVL AVG FEL HEL, CERT SACR/CAP OEC/ISE HEL in exergue, three agonistic crowns containing palms.TextImage
SNG Munich 1045Gallienus. AE29 of Heliopolis, Syria. 16.22 g. IMP CAES P LIC GALLIENVS PF AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / COL IVL AVG PER HEL, three prize crowns, each containing two palm fronds, CERT dot SACR dot CAP dot OEC dot ISE dot HEL dot in three lines below. Klose & Stumpf 271 var (Valerian I); De Saulcy 3; SNG Munich 1045.TextImage
See also: Entry for Heliopolis on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Heliopolis in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum
Search for Heliopolis at AncientImports.com
Search for Heliopolis at Incitatus Coins

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