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Ancient Coinage of Thrace, Bizya

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CITY AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
Jurokova 165Bizya, Thrace, AE23. Autonomous. ca early 2nd century AD. DIONYC WKTICTH, Dionysus seated right, holding cup and grape vine; grape vine behind / BIZUHNWN, Male deity standing left, holding kantharus and grain ears before river-god reclining right. Jurokova 165.TextImage
Jurukova 166Bizya, Thrace. AE18. Pseudo-autonomous issue. 2nd century AD. Wreathed head of young Dionysos right / BIZUHNWN, Selinus standing right, emptying wine-skin into kantharos. Jurukova 166; Hunterian 1.TextImage
Jurukova 174Thrace, Bizya AE19. 2nd century BC. Head of Herakles left / BIZYHNWN, Artemis advancing right, wielding bow. TextImage
Moushmov 3441Thrace, Bizya AE19. Imperial Times. Head of Poseidon right / BIZVNHNWN, Zeus standing left holding patera & sceptre. TextImage
Moushmov 3445Thrace, Bizya. 2nd Century AD. AE 19mm. Bust of Poseidon right / BIZ-V-HNWN, Silenos standing left, holding cup and wine skin. BMC 1.TextImage
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Moushmov 3446Thrace, Bizya AE 15mm. Period of Roman Domination, 1st Century BC-1st Century AD.Head of Hermes right, in winged taenia / BIZVENWN, winged caduceus.TextImage
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HADRIAN
Moushmov 3450Hadrian AE30 of Bizya, Thrace. Laureate, draped bust right / API MAINEP PRECB KAI ANT BIZUHNWN, city gate with two towers, the emperor in quadriga right above. Varbanov 1609.TextImage
Varbanov 1416cfHadrian, AE of Bizya, Thrace. 9.02 g. AV[T TRAIA]N ADRIANOC KAICRA (sic) CEB G, laureate, draped bust right / BIZUHNWN, banquet scene: male figure reclining left on knile, woman seated half-right at his feet, youth standing to left, on the right, forepart of horse left. cf Jurukova 8; cf Varbanov 1416 (obv. legend).TextImage
Varbanov 1416 varHadrian, AE of Bizya, Thrace. AVT TRAIAN ADRIANOC KAICRA (sic) CB, laureate head right / BIZUHNWN, banquet scene: male figure reclining left on knile, woman seated half-right at his feet, youth standing to left, on the right, forepart of horse left. Varbanov 1416 var (obv. legend).TextImage
Varbanov 1418Hadrian, AE29 of Bizya, Thrace. 117-138 AD. Quintus Tineius Rufus, magistrate. AYTO TRAIANOC ADRIANOC KAICAR CEB GER, Laureate bust right, slight drapery on far shoulder / EP EITEI POUFOU PERC KAI ANTI TOY CEBAC BIZHNWN, Apollo standing right, looking left, holding hand over serpent coiled about omphalos. Youroukova 5; Moushmov 3449; Varbanov 1418.TextImage
ANTONINUS PIUS
Varbanov 1426Antoninus Pius, AE20 of Bizya, Thrace. 138-161 AD. AVT KAI TA ADRI ANTWNINOC, laureate head right / BIZUHNWN, Hermes standing facing, head left, holding purse and caduceus. Jurukova 16; Varbanov 1426.TextImage
MARCUS AURELIUS
GM 95-519Marcus Aurelius, AE23 of Bizya; Thrace. 147–161 AD. M AVRHLIOC OVHROC KAICAP, bare head of Marcus Aurelius right, with short beard / BIZVHNWN, nude male warrior (founding hero?) standing, facing, head right, brandishing spear. BMC:-; Moushmov:-; Varbanov:-; Mionnet:-; etc. cf Giessener Münzhandlung Dieter Gorny 95 (09/03/1999), 519.TextImage
Moushmov 3455Marcus Aurelius AE25 of Bizya, Thrace. M AYPHLIOC OYHPOC KAICAP, Bare head right / BYZHYNWN, Demeter standing right, holding corn-ears and long torch. Moushmov 3455, Varbanov 1434.TextImage
Varbanov 1437BMarcus Aurelius, AE25 of Bizya, Thrace. M AVRHLIOC OVHROC KAICAP, bare head right / BIZUHNWN, Herakles standing facing, holding club on ground and lionskin. Jurukova 21.B; Varbanov 1437 var. (obv. legend).TextImage
FAUSTINA II
Moushmov 3458Faustina II, AE of Bizya, Thrace. FAUCTEINA CEBACTH, draped bust right / BIZUHNWN, Artemis huntress, in short tunic, advancing right, holding bow in left hand and reaching for an arrow from quiver. Moushmov 3458; Varbanov 1439 (this coin).TextImage
SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
Jurukova 30Septimius Severus, AE31 of Bizya, Thrace. Legate Statius Barbarus. AV K L CEP CEVHROC P, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / HGE CTATI BARBAROY BIZUHNWN, City gate flanked by two large turrets, with door between four columns; double arcade above, surmounted by quadriga right between two small figures. Jurokova 30; Varbanov 1452 var. (rev. legend).TextImage
Moushmov 3461Septimius Severus AE 29mm of Bizya, Thrace. AY K L CEP CEVHPOC P, laureate bust right / HGE CTATI BAPBAPOV BIZYHNWN, Apollo standing right, head left, holding patera; at right, serpent rising from beatyl.TextImage
Varbanov 1451Septimius Severus, AE27 of Bizya, Thrace. AV K L CEP CEVHROC P, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / BIZUHNwN, Caracalla and Geta, togate, facing each other, clasping hands. Varbanov 1451 (this coin); Jurukova 35.TextImage
Varbanov 1458Septimius Severus, AE29 of Bizya, Thrace. T. Statilius Barbarus, governor, 196-198 AD. AY K L CEP CEVHROC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / HGE CTATI BARBAROU BIZUHNWN, Apollo standing right, looking left, legs crossed, holding patera in right hand, left hand over the head of a serpent, coiled around an omphalos to right. Varbanov 1458.TextImage
Varbanov 1460Septimius Severus, AE27 of Bizya, Thrace. Titus Statilius Barbarus, legate. 196-198 AD. AV K L CEP CEVHROC P, Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / HGE CTATI BARBAROU BIZUHNWN, Capaneus standing right, looking back, holding spear and shield, preparing to scale the walls of Thebes by ladder. Varbanov 1460; Sear GIC 2127.TextImage
CARACALLA
Jurukova 45Caracalla, as Caesar, AE 28mm of Bizya in Thrace. M AYPHL ANTWNEINOC KAICAP, draped & cuirassed bust right / BIZVHNWN, Demeter standing right, holding long torch & grain ears.TextImage
Jurukova 54Caracalla, Bizya Thrace, AE 30. AYT K M AVP ANTWNINOC P, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / BIZUHNWN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Jurukova, Bizye, no. 54, pl. 9 same dies.TextImage
Moushmov 3470Caracalla AE18 of Bizya, Thrace. M AYPHL ANTWNEINOC KAICAP, laureate draped bust right / BIZYHNWN, bull walking right. SGI 2480.TextImage
Moushmov 3475Caracalla AE31 of Bizya, Thrace. AV K M AVP ANTWNINOC, laureate draped bust right / BIZVHNWN, Cybele seated left holding patera, lion below throne. Jurukova 53.TextImage
Moushmov 3477Caracalla, AE, Bizya, Thrace. AV K M AVR ANTWNINOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / BIZUHNWN, Tyche seated right, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Moushmov 3477.TextImage
Varbanov 1470Caracalla, AE18 of Bizya, Thrace. M AVRHL ANTWNINOC KAICAP, bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / BIZUHNWN, Hermes standing left, holding purse and caduceus. Varbanov 1470 (this coin).TextImage
Varbanov 1474Caracalla, AE, Bizya, Thrace. 13.08 g. AV K M AVR ANTWNINOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / BIZYHNWN (Z retrograde), Tyche seated right, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Jurukova 58; Varbanov 1474.TextImage
Varbanov 1545 varCaracalla as Caesar, AE26 of Bizya, Thrace. M AVRHL ANTWNEINOC KAICAP, Bare headed and draped bust right / BIZYHNWN, Serapis seated left, holding sceptre in left hand and extending right hand to Kerberos at foot left. Unpublished. Varbanov 1545 var (this reverse listed for Philip I).TextImage
GETA
Berlin 2 varGeta, AE 30 of Bizya, Thrace. 14.53 g. AUT KR L P CEP GETA CEB, laureate, draped bust right / BIZUHNWN, Hermes, naked, standing left, holding caduceus in right hand and purse in left. Apparently unpublished. cf. Berlin I, 2, this reverse for Ant. Pius.TextImage
Jurukova 66Geta AE 29mm of Bizya, Thrace. Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Mars standing facing, head right, holding spear & parazonium.TextImage
Mionnet 75varGeta, AE of Bizya, Thrace. ..CEP GETAC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / BIZUHNWN, Zeus standing left, holding patera and sceptre. Apparently unpublished. cf Mionnet Supp. II, 175 for Septimius Severus. Mionnet 75 var.TextImage
Moushmov 3480Geta AE26 of Bizya, Thrace. AVT KIA P CEP GETAC C, laureate draped bust right / BIZVHNWN, Geta standing facing, head right, holding spear & parazonium.TextImage
Moushmov 3481Geta, AE28 of Bizya, Thrace. 209 – 212 AD. Obv: AVT KAI L CEP GETA CEB, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / BIZUHNWN, Herakles standing right, lionskin draped over arm, resting on club with right hand and holding apple in left. Moushmov 3481; Varbanov 1495.TextImage
Varbanov 1488Geta, AE20 of Bizya, Thrace. AVT KRA P CEP GETAC K, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / BIZUHNWN, bull walking right. Varbanov 1488 (this coin).TextImage
Varbanov 1491Geta, AE26 of Bizya, Thrace. AVT KRA P CEP GETA CEB, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / BIZYHNWN, Dionysos, sitting right on table (knile), forepart of horse facing left on far right, a woman seated half-right at his side and a youth standing left before him. Varbanov 1491 (this coin); Jurukova 63.TextImage
Varbanov 1497Geta, AE of Bizya, Thrace. 9.86 g. AYT KRA P CEP GETA CE, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / BIZYHNWN, Apollo, naked, standing left, left knee bent, looking right, holding arrow and raven (Varbanov: "Zeus...with eagle and thunderbolt"). Jurukova (1981) 69; Varbanov 1497 corr.TextImage
Varbanov 1497BGeta, AE27 of Bizya, Thrace. AYT KRA P CEP GETA CE, Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / BIZUHNWN, Zeus standing left, head right, hurling thunderbolt. Jurokova 69; Varbanov 1497 corr. (Zeus' attributes).TextImage
PHILIP I
CNG 188, 177Philip I, AE29 of Bizya, Thrace. AVT M IOVL FILIPPOC AVG, Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / BIZUHNWN, Hygieia standing right, feeding serpent in arms, facing Asklepios standing facing, head left, leaning on serpent-entwined staff; Telesphorus standing between them. Unpublished reverse for Philip I.TextImage
Jurukova 96Philip I, AE30 of Bizya, Thrace. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Demeter standing left, holding patera and sceptre. Jurukova 96; Varbanov 1528 corr.TextImage
Jurukova 126Philip I AE33 of Bizya, Thrace. AVT K M IOVL FILIPPOC AVG, radiate draped bust right / BIZVHNWN, Tyche seated right, towered & holding a rudder, being crowned with a wreath by Heros standing left holding spear.TextImage
Moushmov 3486Philip I, AE30 of Bizya, Thrace. AVT K M IOVL FILIPPOC AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / BIZVHNWN, Ares standing facing, head right, resting on shield and holding inverted spear. Varbanov 1509; Moushmov 3486.TextImage
Moushmov 3487Philip I AE 29mm of Bizya, Thrace. Laureate, draped, & cuirassed bust left / BIZ-VHN-WN (WN ligate), Capaneus, armed, preparing to scale the walls of Thebes by ladder.TextImage
Moushmov 3495Philip I AE28 of Bizya, Thrace. AVT K M IOUL FILIPPOC AUG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / BIZUHNWN, Demeter seated left, holding corn-ears and torch. Varbanov 1532; Jurukova 76.TextImage
Moushmov 3496Philip I, AE26 of Bizya, Thrace. AVT K M IOVL FILIPPOC AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / BIZUHNWN, Demeter seated left, holding corn-ears and sceptre. Varbanov 1534 (this coin); Moushmov 3496.TextImage
Moushmov 3500
Philip I. AE28. Bizya, Thrace. AUT M IOVL FILIPPOC CEB, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right / BIZUHNW/N, Cybele, holding flower and resting elbow on drum, seated left on lion walking right. TextImage
Moushmov 3501Philip I and Otacilia Severa, AE28 of Bizya, Thrace. AVT K M IOVL FILIPPOC AVG M OTAK CEBHRA CEBA, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Philip right, facing draped bust of Otacilia left / BIZUHNWN, Homonoia standing left, holding patera and cornucopiae. Moushmov 3501; Varbanov 1584.TextImage
Moushmov 3503Philip I, AE31 of Bizya, Thrace. AYT K M IOYL FILIPPOC AYG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / BIZYHNWN, Tyche standing left, wearing mural crown, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Varbanov 1567; Moushmov 3503.TextImage
Moushmov 3504Philip I, AE42 of Bizya, Thrace. AVT K M IOVL FILIPPOC AVG, laureate, cuirassed bust right / BIZVHNWN, Hades-Serapis enthroned left, Cerberus at foot, between Demeter, holding long torch and small figure of Kynoskephalos standing on the left, Isis, holding sistrum and cornucopiae and small figure Harpokrates holding cornucopiae standing on the right. Varbanov 1546; Moushmov 3504; Jurukova 136.TextImage
Moushmov 3506Philip I. Bizya, Thrace. AE28. 244-249 AD. AVT K M IOVL FILIPPOC AVG, laureate head right. / BIZUENWN, Hermes naked standing left, holding purse and caduceus. TextImage
Moushmov 3510Philip I & Otacilia Severa AE29 of Bizya, Thrace. AYT K M IOVL FILIPPOC AV M WTAK CEBHP L CEBA, confronted draped busts / BIZVHNWN, Demeter advancing left with corn ears & long torch.TextImage
Moushmov 3512Philip I AE29 of Bizya, Thrace. AVT K M IOVL FILIPPOC AVG, laureate draped bust right / BIZVHNWN, Tyche seated right, head left, holding rudder & cornucopiae.TextImage
Varbanov 1508Philip I, AE40 medallion of Bizya, Thrace. 29.50 gr. AVT M IOUL FILIPPOC AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / BIZ-HNWN, Apollo, naked, standing left, horse behind him, at the side to left, two helmeted soldiers standing left, each holding shield and spear. Varbanov 1508 (this coin); Jurukova 124.TextImage
Varbanov 1511Philip I, AE40 Medallion of Bizya, Thrace. 244-249 AD. AVT M IOUL FILIPPOC AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / BIZUHNWN, Hygieia and Asklepios seated facing each other, Telesphorus standing to left, serpent staff at Asklepios' side. Between them a woman standing pouring an offering into a cup held by Asklepios. Serpent-entwined tree in background. Varbanov 1511; Jurukova 130; Mionnet I, 78.TextImage
Varbanov 1517 varPhilip I, AE33 of Bizya, Thrace. AVT M IOVL FILIPPOC CEB, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right / BIZHNWN, Athena standing left, holding serpent-entwined spear and olive branch, left elbow resting on large shield set on a capital (?). Varbanov 1517 var (bust type).TextImage
Varbanov 1523Philip I, AE27 of Bizya, Thrace. 10.2 gr. 244-249 AD. AVT K M IOVL FILIPPOC AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / BIZVHNON, Cybele seated left, holding patera, lion sitting left at her side, another lion beside her feet. Varbanov 1523; Jurukova 98.TextImage
Varbanov 1539Philip I, AE31 of Bizya, Thrace. AVT M IOVL FILIPPOC AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / BIZ-V-HNWN, emperor on horseback right, sceptre in right arm. Varbanov 1539; Jurukova 92.TextImage
Varbanov 1545Philip I, AE28 of Bizya, Thrace. AVT K M IOUL FILIPPOC AUG, laureate draped bust right / BIZUHNWN, Hades-Serapis seated left, holding sceptre and extending right hand towards Kerberos at his feet. Varbanov 1545; Jurukova 73.TextImage
Varbanov 1557Philip I, AE of Bizya, Thrace. 14.01 g. AUT K M IOUL FILIPPOS AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / BIZUHNWN, naked, helmeted warrior (Kapaneus?) standing right, left foot on a low wall, holding ladder, spear and shield. Jurukova 104 (same dies). Varbanov 1557 corr.TextImage
Varbanov 1560Philip I, AE34 of Bizya, Thrace. AVT M IOVL FILIPPOC AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / BIZUHNWN, Philip I and Philip II on horseback right, addressing their troops standing as massed ranks of legionaries. Varbanov 1560.TextImage
Varbanov 1565Philip I AE 32mm of Bizya, Thrace. AVT M IOVL FILIPPOC AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / BIZVHNWN, Triptolemos right in chariot drawn by serpents; river-god Agrianes reclining below. Varbanov 1565 (this coin). TextImage
Varbanov 1579Philip I, AE34 of Bizya, Thrace. Bizya and Byzantium alliance. AVT M IOVL FILIPPOC AVG, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right / BIZYHNWN BVZANTIWN OMONOIA, Apollo, holding spear, and Artemis, holding bow, standing facing each other, clasping hands, conical wicker basket between them. Varbanov 1579; Sear GIC 3878; Jurukova 121.TextImage
Varbanov 1587Philip I and Otacilia Severa. AE. Bizya, Thrace. AYT K M IOVL FILIPPOC AVG M QTAK CEBHPA CEB, confronted draped busts of Philip I and Otacilia Severa / BIZVHNWN, Serapis standing facing, head left, right hand raised, holding sceptre in left. Varbanov (Engl.) 1587.TextImage
Varbanov 1590Philip I and Otacilia Severa, AE30 of Bizya, Thrace. AVT K M IOVL FILIPPOC AVG M OTAK CEBHRA CEBA, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Philip right, facing draped bust of Otacilia left. BIZUHNWN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Varbanov 1590; Lindgren II 758.TextImage
OTACILIA SEVERA
Moushmov 3514Otacilia Severa AE 25mm of Bizya, Thrace. M WTAKEILIA CEBHPA CEB, diademed & draped bust right / BIZVENWN, Artemis standing left, holding arrow & long torch; stag at feet.TextImage
Varbanov 1594Otacilia Severa, AE24 of Bizya, Thrace. M WTAKEILIA CEBHRA CEB, draped bust right / BIZUHNWN, Isis standing right, holding sistrum and situla. Varbanov 1594 (this coin); Jurukova 151.TextImage
PHILIP II
BMC 15Philip II AE 30mm of Thrace, Bizya. AVT K M IOVLI FILIPPOC AV, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / BIZVENWN, Demeter standing left with sceptre & grain ears.TextImage
Lindgren II 760Philip II AE 15mm of Bizya, Thrace. bare head right / BIZVENWN, Silenus standing right, pouring wine from wine bag into krater. Jurukova 157.TextImage
Moushmov 3519Philip II AE18 of Bizya, Thrace. M IOVL FILIPPOC KAICAP, bare head right / BIZVHNWN, Weary Eros standing left, leaning on & extinguishing inverted torch. Varbanov 1604 (this coin).TextImage
Moushmov 3519Philip II AE18 of Bizya, Thrace. M IOVL FILIPPOC KAICAP, bare head right / BIZVHNWN, Weary Eros standing left, leaning on and extinguishing an inverted torch. Moushmov 3519.TextImage
Moushmov 3519APhilip II AE 18mm of Bizya, Thrace. M IOVLI FILIPPOC KAIC, laureate, draped bust right / BIZVENWN, Silenus standing right, pouring wine from wine bag into krater (or Hercules carrying the Erymanthian Boar on his shoulders?)TextImage
Moushmov 3520Philip II AE17 of Bizya, Thrace. M IOVLI FILIPPOC KAIC, bare head right / BIZVENWN, serpent coiled around a conical stone.TextImage
Varbanov 1596Philip II, AE18 of Bizya, Thrace. 3.37 gr. M IOVL FILIPPOC KAICAP, bare head right / BIZUHNWN, athlete standing left in extended pose, dropping distance marker before his jump, left arm raised behind him. Jurukova, Bizye 159-160; Varbanov 1596.TextImage
Varbanov 1597Philip II AE18 of Bizya, Thrace. 247-249 AD, 3,56gr. M IOVL FILIPPOC KAIC, bare head right / BIZUHNWN, bull advancing right. Varbanov 1597; Jurukova 164.TextImage
See also: Perseus Project database, coins of Bizya
Bizya entries at Moushmov Online
Entry for Thrace, Bizya on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Bizya in the RPC IV (Antonines) database at the Ashmolean Museum

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