Ancient Coinage of Aphrodisias, Caria

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CITY AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
BMC 25Aphrodisias, Caria, AE25, semi-autonomous issue. 218-235. 10.96 g. ΔHMOC, laureate head of Demos right, slight drapery on left shoulder. / AΦΡOΔEICIEΩN, Aphrodite standing left, holding apple and sceptre. BMC 25-26; SNG von Aulock 2442; Macdonald Type 136.TextImage
BMC 29Aphrodisias, Caria, Semi-autonomous, AE24, ca 200-250 AD. [IE]ΡA CVNKΛHTOC, head of Senate right, hair bound in a taenia / AΦΡOΔ[EIC]IEΩN, Aphrodite standing left, holding patera and sceptre. BMC 29.TextImage
BMC 56Aphrodisias, Caria, Semi-autonomous, AE24, ca 200-250 AD. [IE]ΡA CVNKΛHTOC, head of Senate right, hair bound in a taenia / AΦΡOΔEICIEΩN, Tree with three branches growing up from a trellis work enclosure BMC 56.TextImage
BMC 75Aphrodisias, Caria, semi-autonomous AE, ca. 238 - 249. 8.21 g. IEΡA CYNKΛHTOC. Diademed and draped bust of the Senate right / AΦΡOΔEICIEΩN, Prize crown inscribed ΓOΡΔIANHA, with palm branch on table with lions' feet, ATTAΛHA in three lines between two purses below. BMC 75.TextImage
BMC 79-80Aphrodisias, Caria. AE19. Semi-autonomous issue, ca. AD 230-276. 4.4 g. Draped bust of Dionysos left, wreathed with ivy, thyrsos before neck. / AΦΡOΔEICIEΩN, panther standing right. BMC 79-80; SNG Cop 78-79; SNG von Aulock 2436.TextImage
BMC 81Aphrodisias, Caria, Semi-autonomous, AE21, AD 260-268. 5.31 g. ΔHMOC, unbearded, youthful, laureate, draped bust right / AΦΡOΔEICIE-ΩN, eagle, standing facing, head left, wings spread, holding serpent in claws. BMC 81; MacDonald R591; Kurth, Demos 756.TextImage
MacDonald 115Aphrodisias, Caria, Semi-autonomous, AE24, 3-Assaria, ca 200-250 AD. 7.91 gr. IEΡA CVNKΛHTOC, diademed and draped, youthful bust of Senate right / AΦΡOΔEICIEΩN, MÍn standing left, resting foot on bucranium, holding patera and long sceptre. MacDonald Type 115; SNG Cop 100; Weber 6392.TextImage
Macdonald 128Aphrodisias, Caria, Semi-autonomous, AE17, Severan times, ca 193-211 AD. 3.33 gr. Quarter Assarion. Bust of Serapis right, wearing kalathos / AΦΡOΔICIEΩN, Isis standing left, crescent behind shoulders, holding sistrum and situla. Macdonald Type 128; BMC 71; Waddington 2184.TextImage
MacDonald 131Aphrodisias, Caria, semi-autonomous issue. AE24. IEΡA CYNKΛHTOC, draped bust of Senate right / AΦΡOΔEICIEΩN, leafless tree with three branches springing separately from a trellis enclosure, a lighted altar to left and right. Macdonald Type 131; BMC 58. TextImage
MacDonald 145Aphrodisias, Caria. Pseudo-autonomous issue. Early 3rd Century AD. AE 25mm (8.57 g, 6h). IEΡOC ΔHMOC, unbearded, youthful, laureate and draped bust of Demos right / AΦΡOΔEICIEΩN, cult statue of Aphrodite right, veiled and wearing kalathos; behind her a small veiled figure of a priestess seated right and in front, an altar or fountain. MacDonald Type 145. BMC 33 var (bust type); SNG von Aulock 2443 var (ditto); SNG Cop. 107 var (ditto).TextImage
MacDonald 209Aphrodisias, Caria, Semi-autonomous, AE20, ca 200-265 AD. 5.27 gr. IEΡA BOYΛH, veiled and draped bust of Boule right / AΦΡOΔICIEΩN, Aphrodite standing left, holding apple and sceptre. Macdonald Type 209.TextImage
McClean 8457Aphrodisias, Caria, AE23, semi-autonomous issue. 200-276. 8.96 g. IEΡA CYNKΛHTOC, head of Senate right, hair bound in a taenia. / AΦΡOΔ-E-I-CIEΩN, Lattice enclosure (temenos) containing three leafless, upright branches. McClean 8457; Paris 239C; SNG Cop 103; MacDonald O185/R342-R343 (Rare bust type).TextImage
Mionnet 594 (rev)Aphrodisias, Caria, AE27, Time of Philip I, 244-249 AD. ΔHMOC, unbearded, laureate head right / AΦΡOΔEICIEΩN, Panther right, playfully licking stag. Probably unpublished. This reverse: Mionnet, IV, p. 108, 594. Rohde 11773. (See also another unpublished coin with the same reverse from Philadelpheia, Lydia).TextImage
HADRIAN
MacDonald 55Hadrian AE28 Diassarion of Aphrodisias, Caria. AV K ΛI TΡAIN AΔΡIANOC CE, laureate and cuirassed bust right, seen from front, slight drapery on left shoulder / AΦΡOΔEICIEΩN, cult state of Artemis of Aphrodisias standing facing within tetrastyle shrine with arched central bay; ornate roofline.TextImage
JULIA DOMNA
Imhoof GM 417Julia Domna, AE31mm of Aphrodisias, Caria. 7.35 g. Magistrate Menestheus Isobounos. AD 195-196. IOYΛIA ΔOMNA AYΓOYCTA, draped bust right / EΠI AΡX TΩN ΠE MENECΘ-EA ICOBOYNON in two circles around, AΦΡOΔEICI-EΩN below, Aphrodite standing left, holding Eros and sceptre. Imhoof GM 417; MacDonald 83b.TextImage
GORDIAN III
BMC 125Gordian III, AE38 medallion of Aphrodisias, Caria. AD 238-244. 26.83 g. AY K M AN ΓOΡΔIANOC, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from the back. / AΦΡOΔICIEΩN, tetrastyle temple with cult image of Aphrodite standing right within, wearing polos and veil. BMC 125; RPC VII 617; MacDonald 179.TextImage
BMC 126Gordian III AE 3 Assaria of Aphrodisias, Caria. AY K M AN ΓOΡΔIANOC CE, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / AΦΡOΔEICIEΩN, cult-statue of Aphrodite right on plinth between small figure of priestess(?) and low altar with conical cover(?); all between two cippus each surmounted by Eros standing inwards on one leg and each holding a torch toward the cult image. MacDonald 180; Hunter 4; BMC 126.TextImage
BMC 128Gordian III, AE29 of Aphrodisias, Caria. AD 238-244. 11.29 g. AY K M AN ΓOΡΔIANOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / ΓOΡΔIANHA ATTAΛHA AΦΡOΔICIEΩN, three naked athletes standing, one right and two left, each holding a voting pebble and with a voting amphora on the ground between them. BMC 128. ("bust radiate"); RPC VII.1 625.TextImage
Imhoof KM 23Gordian III, AE29 of Aphrodisias, Caria. AD 238-244. A K M AN ΓOΡΔIANOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / AΦΡOΔEICIEΩN, Panthean deity, winged, standing left, with the attributes of Tyche, Selene and Nemesis, polos on head, crescent on shoulders, holding sceptre, and cornucopiae, wheel with serpent at foot. Imhoof KM 23; MacDonald 188; RPC VII 624.TextImage
SNG vA 2462Gordian III, AE34 of Aphrodisias, Caria, AD 238-244. AY K MAΡ AN ΓOΡΔIANOC CE, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / AΦΡOΔEICIEΩN, centaur standing right, holding bow and arrow. SNG von Aulock 2462; SNG Lewis 1641.TextImage
SNG vA 2464Gordian III, AE34 of Aphrodisias, Caria. AD 238-244. 19.55 g. AY KA MA AN ΓOΡΔIANOC, radiate, draped bust right. / AΦΡOΔEICIEΩN around table with one prize crown inscribed ΓOΡΔIANHA ATTAΛHA in two lines, between two purses, amphora below, and a palm branch to left and right. SNG von Aulock 2464; BMC 129.TextImage
SNG vA 2465Gordian III, AE41 medallion of Aphrodisias, Caria. AD 238-244. 21.39 g. AY K M AN ΓOΡΔIANOC C, radiate, cuirassed bust right, with aegis on chest. / AΦΡOΔICIEΩN, emperor riding right, wielding spear, three naked athletes, two fallen enemies beneath the horse. SNG von Aulock 2465; RPC 612 (this coin).TextImage
VALERIAN I
SNGvA 8066Valerian I, AE of Aphrodisias, Caria. 253-260 AD, Archontus Julianus. 15.56 g. AY KAI ΠOΛI OYAΛEΡIANOC, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right / EΠI AΡX OIOVAΛIANOY, two prize crowns, inscribed ΓOΡΔIANHA and OYAΛEΡIANA, each with palm branch on agonistic table with lion's legs, palm branches beneath table. AΦ-ΡO ΔE-CI-EΩN below and in exergue. SNG v. Aulock 8066; Macdonald 212.TextImage
GALLIENUS
BMC 133Gallienus, AE26 of Aphrodisias, Caria, AD 253-268. AY KAI ΠO ΓAΛΛIHNOC, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust left. / AΦΡOΔICIEΩN, tetrastyle temple with curved architrave, with statue of Aphrodite standing within. BMC 133-134; SNG von Aulock 2469.TextImage
BMC 147Gallienus, AE26 of Aphrodisias, Caria. AD 253-268. Gordian and Pythian Games issue. AY KAI ΠO ΛI ΓAΛΛIHNOC, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust left. / Two prize urns crowns inscribed ΓOΡΔIANHA and ΠYΘIA, each containing a palm branch, on a table, its top inscribed OIKOYMENIKOC, AΦΡOΔI-CIEΩN in two lines below. BMC 147; SNG Tuebingen 3361; MacDonald R540.Text< /A>Image
MacDonald 226-R529Gallienus, AE26 of Aphrodisias, Caria. AD 253-268. 8.01 g. AY KAI ΠO Λ ΓAΛΛIHNOC, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust left. / AΦΡOΔI-CIEΩN above and beneath emperor, radiate, holding sceptre and extending right hand, in slow quadriga right. MacDonald 226-R529 (same reverse die).TextImage
SALONINA
BMC 152Salonina AE23 of Aphrodesias, Caria. IOV KOΡN CAΛΩNIN, diademed and draped bust right, crescent behind shoulders / AΦΡO ΔCIE, cult statue of Kore standing right.TextImage
BMC 155Salonina AE22 of Aphrodisias, Caria, 6.6g. AD 253-268. IOY KOΡN CAΛΩNINA, diademed and draped bust right, on crescent. / AΦΡOΔEICIEΩN, Hermes, naked, standing left, holding purse and caduceus. BMC 155; SNG von Aulock 2475; MacDonald 234; SNG Cop 135.TextImage
Macdonald R581Salonina, AE24 of Aphrodisias, Caria. AD 253-268. 6.3 g. ΠO ΛI KOΡ CAΛΩNINA C, draped bust right on crescent, wearing stephane. / AΦΡOΔEICIEΩN, Tyche, kalathos on head, standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Macdonald R581. (Rev. legend var of BMC 159 and SNG von Aulock 2472).TextImage
Mauromichaelis 40Salonina, AE19 of Aphrodisias, Caria. AD 253-268. KOΡ CAΛΩNINA, draped bust right / AΦΡOΔICIEΩN, Tyche, kalathos on head, standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Mauromichaelis Coll. 40 (JIAN 1903); MacDonald Type 233.TextImage
See also: Entry for Aphrodisias on the Digital Historia Numorum