Ancient Coinage of Caria, Trapezopolis


Probably situated to the south-east of Attuda, Trapezopolis shared a common goddess, Adrastos, with Attuda.

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BMC 1Trapezopolis, Caria, AE22, semi-autonomous issue, AD 130-276. 5.1 g. ΔHMOC, laureate and draped bust of Demos right. / TΡAΠEZOΠOΛITΩN, Dionysos, naked, standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos, panther at foot left. BMC 1; Kurth Demos 838; Kurth Dionysos 270; Bernhart 124.TextImage
BMC 2Trapezopolis, Caria, AE22 semi-autonomous issue, AD 190-276. 5.41 g. ΔHMOC, laureate, draped bust of Demos right. / TΡAΠEZOΠOΛITΩN (N retrograde), MÍn, wearing Phrygian cap and crescent on shoulders, standing left by lighted altar, holding patera and sceptre. BMC 2; SNG Cop 583; Pinder-Freilaender 23; Rhousopolis 3944.TextImage
BMC 3Trapezopolis, Caria, AE22, pseudo-autonomous issue, AD 117-138. 5.2 g. Magistrate T. Fl. Ma. Lysius. BOYΛH TΡAΠEZOΠOΛITΩN, veiled and draped bust of Boule right. / ΔIA T ΦΛ MA ΛYCIOY, Kybele standing front, hands outwards over two lions sitting at her sides. BMC 3; RPC III 2264; Imhoof Klagenfurt 103.TextImage
BMC 5Trapezopolis, Caria. AE20 semi-autonomous issue, magistrate Adrastos. AD 138-161. 3.16 g. TΡAΠEZOΠOΛEITΩN, head of MÍn right, wearing laureate Phrygian cap, crescent on shoulders. / ΔIA ΠO AI AΔΡACTOY, Nemesis, winged, standing left, holding bridle and drawing out the neck of her robe. BMC 5; Berlin 28732; RPC IV temp 941.TextImage
BMC 7Trapezopolis, Caria, AE 19.3mm, imperial times. TΡAΠEZOΠOΛEITΩN, head of MÍn right, wearing Phrygian cap / ΔIA KΛAYΔIANOY, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. BMC 7.TextImage
Imhoof GRM 1Trapezopolis, Caria, AE25, semi-autonomous issue. AD 193-217. 5.74 g. Magistrate Ael. Apollonios. ΔHMOC TΡAΠEZOΠO, laureate head of Demos right. / EΠI AΡX AIΛ AΠOΛΛΩN, Kybele standing facing, hands outwards over two lions sitting at her sides. Imhoof GRM 1; SNG Righetti 990; Weber 6596; Paris R1370.TextImage
Imhoof KM 6Trapezopolis, Caria. AE24 semi-autonomous issue. AD 193-217. 8.65 g. Magistrate Ar. Ae. Apollonios. ΔHMOC TΡAΠEZOΠO, laureate head of Demos right. / EΠI AΡ AI AΠOΛΛΩN-IO-Y, Aphrodite standing front, looking right, holding apple and leaning left arm on a column. Imhoof KM 6; Imhoof Karische MŁnzen 100; RPC III 2265.TextImage
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Trapezopolis, Caria. AE22 semi-autonomous issue. AD 193-217. 6.12 g. Magistrate Ael. Apollonios. ΔHMOC TΡAΠEZOΠO, laureate head of Demos right. / EΠI AΡ AI AΠOΛΛΩNIOY, Aphrodite standing left, looking right, holding apple and leaning upon column. Imhoof KM 6, type 2; RPC IV ol 3338.TextImage
Imhoof MG 91Trapezopolis, Caria, AE20, semi-autonomous issue, AD 193-211. Magistrate Adrastos. 4.1g. BOYΛH TΡAΠEZOΠOΛITΩN, veiled and draped bust of Boule right / ΔIA ΠOΛI AΔΡACTOY, Kybele standing facing, hands outwards over two lions sitting at her sides. Imhoof MG 91; Karl Coll. 335; SNG Leypold II 1457 corr. ("Apamea, Phrygia").Text
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Mionnet Supp. VI, 554Trapezopolis, Caria. AE19 semi-autonomous issue. AD 150-250. 3.95 g. IEΡA BOYΛH, veiled and draped bust of Boule right. / TΡAΠEZOΠOΛI, Kybele standing facing, hands outwards over two lions seated at her sides. Mionnet Supp. 6, 554; SNG Tuebingen 3505; RPC IV online 9243.TextImage
Naumann 78, 639Trapezopolis, Caria. AE25, semi-autonomous, 2nd-3rd centuries AD. Magistrate Klaudianos. 9.76 g. BOYΛH TΡAΠEZOΠOΛITΩN, turreted and draped bust of Boule right. / KΛAYΔIANOY, Female figure seated left on throne, holding sceptre and dropping voting pebble into urn to left. Apparently unpublished. Naumann 78, 639.TextImage
Paris 1101Trapezopolis, Caria, AE22, semi-autonomous issue, AD 138-200. 5.86 g. IEΡA BOYΛH, veiled and draped bust of Boule right. / TΡAΠEZOΠOΛITΩN, Dionysos standing left, his right hand on top of his head, and supported by a satyr at his side, holding thyrsos. Paris 1101-1102; Waddington 2655 corr. ("Aphrodite and Eros"); SNG Munich 478; RPC IV 2741.TextImage
RPC III 2265Trapezopolis, Caria. AE15 semi-autonomous issue. AD 117-138. 2.41 g. TΡAΠEZOΠOΛITΩN, helmeted head of Athena right. / ΔIA TI ΦΛ MAΞ ΛYCIOY, humped bull butting right. RPC III 2265.TextImage
RPC ol 11793Trapezopolis, Caria, AE16, semi-autonomous issue. AD 138-161. 2.64 g. Magistrate Klaudianos. TΡAΠEZOΠOΛEITΩN, helmeted head of Athena right. / ΔIA-KΛAY-ΔIANOY, humped bull butting right. RPC ol 11793.TextImage
Savoca 30, 244Trapezopolis, Caria, AE22, semi-autonomous issue, AD 138-200. 6.14 g. IEΡA BOYΛH, veiled and draped bust of Boule right. / TΡAΠEZOΠOΛEITΩN, Apollo standing left, holding branch and resting left hand on a lyre to right. Unpublished. Savoca 30, 244.TextImage
SNG Fitz. 4739Trapezopolis, Caria, AE17, semi-autonomous issue, AD 193-268. Magistrate Ae. Klaudios. Orontes. 3.46 g. KΛAYΔIOΣ OΡONTHΣ, laureate head of Apollo right, quiver behind shoulder. / TΡAΠEZOΠOΛITΩN, draped bust of MÍn right, wearing Phrygian cap. SNG Fitzwilliam 4739; Leake Supp. 1; Mionnet III, 488 (obv. "Artemis").TextImage
SNG vA 2736Trapezopolis, Caria, AE15, semi-autonomous issue, AD 138-161. TΡAΠEZOΠOΛEITΩN, helmeted head of Athena right / ΔIA ΠOΛI AΔΡACTOY, humped bull butting right. SNG von Aulock 2736; Lindgren III 445.TextImage
SNG vA 2738Trapezopolis, Caria. AE23 semi-autonomous issue. AD 180-220. 8.05 g. IEΡA CYNKΛHTOC, bare-headed, draped bust of the Senate right. / TΡAΠEZOΠOΛITΩN, Aphrodite standing right, holding apple and leaning upon column. SNG von Aulock 2738.TextImage
AUGUSTUS
RPC 2847Augustus, AE18 of Trapezopolis, Caria. 27 BC-14 AD. 3.58 g. Magistrate Andronikos Gorgippos. ΣEBAΣTOΣ, laureate head right, lituus before head. / ANΔΡONIKOΣ ΓOΡΓIΠΠOY TΡAΠEZOΠOΛITΩN to left and right of filleted thyrsos. RPC I 2847; Mionnet III, 494; Paris 1110-1111; SNG Cop 585.TextImage
RPC 2848Augustus, AE16 of Trapezopolis. 27 BC-AD 14. Magistrate Ae. Andronikos, son of Gorgippos. 2.87 g. ΣEBAΣTOΣ, Capricorn left, with cornucopiae over shoulder. / ANΔΡONIKOΣ ΓOΡΓIΠΠOY, bearded head of Silenus right, ΩΡAΓ monogram below. RPC I 2848; BMC 10.TextImage
RPC 2849Augustus, AE18 of Trapezopolis, Caria. 27 BC-14 AD. Magistrate Ae. Apollodotos Lykotos. 5.02 g. ΣEBAΣTOΣ, laureate head right, lituus before head. / TΡAΠEZOΠOΛEITΩN AΠOΛΛOΔOTOΣ, Apollo, naked, standing left, holding branch, VΔ monogram in lower left field, ΩZI monogram in right field. RPC I 2849; BMC 8-9; Waddington 2657; SNG Cop 584.TextImage
RPC 2850Augustus AE15 of Trapezopolis, Caria. 27 BC-AD 14. 3.55 g. ΣEBAΣTOΣ, capricorn left, with globe between hooves and cornucopiae over shoulder. / AΠOΛΛOΔOTOΣ ΛYKΩTOY to left and right of quiver, ZΠTΡ monogram to left, ΩΠA monogram below. RPC I 2850; BM 1988.1.22.3.TextImage
VESPASIAN
RPC II 1235Vespasian, AE19 of Trapezopolis, Caria. AD 69-79. Magistrate Ti. Kl. Orontes. 4.97 g. OYEΣΠAΣIANOΣ ΣEBAΣTOΣ, laureate head right. / TΡAΠEZOΠOΛITΩN TI KΛAYΔI OΡONTHΣ, Kybele standing facing, hands outwards over two lions sitting at her sides. RPC II 1235; Paris 1113; Noury Bey 1502.TextImage
HADRIAN
RPC III 2262Hadrian, AE25 of Trapezopolis, Caria. AD 117-138. 8.93 g. Magistrate Ae. Ti. Fla. Max. Lysias. AY KAI TΡA AΔΡIANOC CE, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / ΔIA T ΦΛA MAX ΛYCIOY, TΡAΠE- ZOΠOΛITΩN around and in fields, Apollo, naked, standing right, holding bow and drawing arrow from quiver. Waddington 2658; Paris 1114; Imhoof KM 1; RPC III 2262.Text< /A>Image
SABINA
RPC III Supp 2262ASabina, AE19 of Trapezopolis, Caria. AD 128- 137. 4.55 g. Magistrate T. Fl. Maximos Lysias. CABEINA CEBACTH, draped bust right, wearing stephane. / ΔIA T Φ MAΞ ΛYCIOY TΡAΠEZOΠOΛITΩN, MÍn, wearing Phrygian cap and with crescent behind shoulders, standing left, holding pine cone and sceptre. RPC III 2262A.T extI mage
ANTONINUS PIUS
Imhoof KM 2Antoninus Pius, AE26 of Trapezopolis, Caria. AD 138-161. Magistrate Adrastos. 9.81 g. AYTOKΡA KAICAΡ ANTΩNEINOC, bare head right. / ΔIA ΠO AI AΔΡACTOY TΡAΠEZOΠOΛITΩN, Dionysos standing left, loins draped long, holding kantharos, and resting elbow on a column, panther at foot left. Imhoof KM 2; RPC IV online 939; Kurth Dionysos 1251; Bernhart 598.TextImage
Imhoof KM 14Antoninus Pius, AE35 of Attuda, Caria, alliance issue with Trapezopolis, Caria. AD 138-161. 29.94 g. Magistrate M. Ulpius Klaudianos. KAI TI AI AΔΡI EY CE ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right. / ATTOYΔA TΡAΠEZOΠ OMONOIA ΔIA M OYΛ KΛAYΔIANOY YIOY TOY ΔHMOY, Kybele standing front, her hands outstretched over two lions sitting at her sides, between Tyche of Attuda holding sceptre, standing right, and Tyche of Trapezoplis, holding sceptre, standing left. Imhoof KM 14; Franke-Nolle Homonoia 90; Paris 369; RPC IV.2, 854 (temp).TextImage
COMMODUS
RPC ol 11702Commodus, as Caesar, AE30 of Trapezopolis, Caria. AD 166-169. Magistrate M. Oul. Karminios Klaudianos. 15.88 g. M AYΡHΛIOC OYHΡOC KAICAΡ, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right. / ΔIA M KAΡMINIOY KΛAYΔIANOY around, TΡAΠEZOΠOΛITΩN in two lines below, Zeus, holding eagle and sceptre, standing left facing Hera, standing right, holding sceptre and pomegranate, Athena standing front on right, looking left, holding olive branch, shield and spear. RPC IV.2 Online, 11702 (this coin); otherwise unpublished. Naumann 75, 524.TextImage
SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
Leu 5, 268Septimius Severus, AE35 of Trapezopolis, Caria. AD 193-211. 22.58 g. AY KAI CEΠ CEYHΡOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / EΠI AΡX ΠO AIΛ AΠOΛΛΩNIOY around, TΡAΠEZO- ΠOΛITΩN in two lines below, Zeus, holding eagle and sceptre, standing left, altar at foot, facing Hera, standing right, holding sceptre and pomegranate, Athena standing front on the right, looking left, holding olive branch, shield and spear. Apparently unpublished. Leu 5, 268.TextImage
SNG Righetti 991Septimius Severus, AE33 of Trapezopolis, Caria. AD 193-211. Magistrate Ael. Apollonios. 16.93 g. AY KAI Λ CEΠ CEOYHΡ-OC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / TΡAΠEZOΠOΛEITΩN EΠI AΡX AIΛ AΠOΛΛΩNIOY in two lines around Kybele standing front, hands outstretched over two lions sitting at her sides. SNG Righetti 991; Kraft 177,5; Lederer 57 in RSN 1943.TextImage
JULIA DOMNA
BMC 13Julia Domna, AE18 of Trapezopolis, Caria. Magistrates Kl. Adrastos and Zeuxitheos. IOYΛIA ΔOMNA CEBACT, draped bust right / EΠI AΡC KΛ AΔΡACTOY KEZEYXIΘEOY TΡAΠEZOΠOΛITΩN, Kybele seated left, holding sceptre, lion sitting left at foot. BMC 13; Karl Coll. 336.TextImage
BMC 14Julia Domna, AE of Trapezopolis, Caria. AD 193-217. IOYΛIA CEBACT, draped bust right. / TΡAΠEZOΠOΛEI, Kybele standing front, polos on head, between two lions. BMC 14.TextImage
SNG Cop 587Julia Domna, AE29 of Trapezopolis, Caria. IOYΛIA ΔOMNA CEBACT, draped bust right / EΠI AΡX T KΛ AΔΡACTOY KE ZEYXIΘEOY TΡAΠEZOΠOΛITΩN, Demeter standing left, holding corn-ears and torch. Imhoof KM 4; SNG Cop 587.Text
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CARACALLA
Burstein 683Caracalla, AE37 of Trapezopolis. AD 198-217. AYT K KAI M AY ANTΩNEINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / EΠI AΡ T KΛ AΔΡACTOY KAI ZEYXIΘEOY TΡAΠEZOΠOΛITΩN, Kybele standing facing, hands outwards over two lions seated at her sides. Burstein Coll. 683; Kraft 176.8d.TextImage
GETA
Biga 4, 406Geta AE27 of Trapezopolis, Caria. AD 209-211. 15.3 g. Magistrate Adrastos. ΠO CEΠ ΓETAC EΠIΦANEC KAI, bare-headed, draped bust right. / EΠI AΡX T AΔΡACTOY KE ZEYXIΘEOY TΡAΠEZOΠOΛITΩN, Demeter standing left, holding corn-ears and torch. Unpublished. Biga Num. 4, 406.TextImage
GALLIENUS
Leu 4, 516Gallienus AE35 of Trapezopolis, Caria. AD 253-268. Magistrate Valerius. AY K Π ΛIK ΓAΛΛIHNOC, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / EΠI Γ Ρ BAΛEΡIOY TΡA-ΠEZOΠ-OΛEI-TΩN around and in fields, Kybele standing facing, hands outwards over two lions sitting at her sides. Mint and magistrate's name unknown for Gallienus. An ancient fake? Leu 4, 516.TextImage