Ancient Coinage of Cilicia, Isaura


The ruins of Isaura were discovered by the English traveller, Hamilton, who found them at Sendjibar Kalessi, situated on high ground close to Oloubounar, to the east of the town of Siristat (Tris Maden).

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CITY AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
SNG Lev 258Isaura, Cilicia, AE18, semi-autonomous issue. ca 3rd Century AD. 3.44 g. Youthful head of Herakles right in lionskin headdress. / ICAYΡΩN, youthful hero in short chiton, holding sword and sitting right on a lion leaping right. SNG Levante 258; Imhoof KM 1; Lindgren I, 1527; Weber Coll. 7555; Righetti Coll. VII, 27.TextImage
SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
Price 502Septimius Severus AE28 of Isaura, Cilicia. AV K Λ CEΠ CEOVHΡOC ΠEΡT, laureate head right / MHTΡOΠOΛEΩC ICAYΡΩN, City gate with three towers, Tyche seated left within, holding rudder and cornucopiae. SNG von Aulock 5408; Franke KZR 77; Imhoof KM 2; SNG France II 490; SNG Levante 259.TextImage
SNG vA 5408Septimius Severus, AE30 of Isaura, Cilicia. AD 193-211. AY K Λ CEΠ CEOYHΡOC ΠEΡT, laureate head right. / MHTΡOΠOΛEΩC ICAYΡΩN, view of the city gate with three towers, Tyche seated left in the gateway, holding rudder and cornucopiae. SNG von Aulock 5408; Franke KZR 77; Imhoof KM 2; SNG France II 490; SNG Levante 259.TextImage
JULIA DOMNA
SNG France 491Julia Domna, AE30 of Isaura, Cilicia. AD 193-217. 15.91 g. IOYΛIA ΔOMNA CEBAC, draped bust right / MHTΡOΠOΛEΩC ICAYΡΩN, Athena Promachos walking right, wielding thunderbolt and holding spear. SNG France 491-493; Waddington 4736; SNG Levante 260; Ziegler Kilikien 1.TextImage
CARACALLA
BMC 1Caracalla, AE27 of Isaura, Cilicia, AD 198-217. 8.96 g. AY K M AY ANTΩNINO, laureate, cuirassed bust right with aegis on chest. / MHTΡOΠOΛEΩC ICAYΡΩN, tetrastyle temple with head of Herakles or Zeus left on column within. Obv legend correction of BMC 1; SNG Fitz 5258; Lockett 2952; SNG von Aulock 5412 (all with ANTΩNINOC in error. The type with the left facing bust on the column has ANTΩNINO).TextImage
SNG Levante 261Caracalla, AE26 of Isaura, Cilicia. AD 198-217. AY K M AY CE ANTΩNEINOC, laureate, cuirassed bust right / MHTΡOΠOΛEΩC ICAYΡΩN, Herakles standing front, looking right, holding lionskin over left arm and resting right hand on club. SNG France II, 499; Waddington 4738; SNG Levante 261.TextImage
SNGLev 262Caracalla, AE26 of Isaura, Cilicia. AD 198-217. 8.32 g. AY K M AY ANTΩNEINOC, laureate, cuirassed bust right with aegis on chest. / MHTΡOΠOΛEΩC ICAYΡΩN, Caracalla standing right, holding spear and clasping hands with Apollo standing left, holding laurel branch, goat recumbent right and looking back between them. SNG France II 494-495; SNG von Aulock 5410; Franke KZR 30; Ziegler Kilikiens 4.TextImage
SNG Levante 263Caracalla AE26mm of Cilicia, Isaura. AY K M AY ANTΩNEINOC, Laureate and cuirassed bust right / MHTΡOΠOΛEΩC ICAYΡΩN, Tetrastyle temple, bust (of Severus or Zeus?) right on column within. SNG France II, 497; SNG Levante 263.TextImage
SNG Levante 264Caracalla AE 26 of Isaura, Cilicia. AD 198-217. AY K M AY ANTΩNINOC, laureate, cuirassed bust right, aegis on chest / MHTΡOΠOΛEΩC ICAYΡΩN, tetrastyle temple with Tyche seated left within, holding rudder and cornucopiae, Nike flying left on the pediment. SNG France II, 496; Waddington 4737; SNG Levante 264.TextImage
SNG France 495Caracalla AE27 of Isaura, Cilicia. AV K M AV ANTΩNINOC, laureate, cuirassed, youthful bearded bust right, aegis on chest / MHTΡOΠOΛEΩC ICAYΡΩN, emperor standing right in military attire, shaking hands with Apollo, naked standing left, goat right between them. SNG von Aulock 5410; Franke KZR 30; SNG France II 494-495; Paris 1968.228.TextImage
GETA
BMC 5Geta, AE20 of Isaura, Cilicia. AD 198-209. 2.9 g. ΠO CE(Π) ΓETAC K, bare-headed, cuirassed bust right. / MHTΡOΠOΛEΩC ICA-Y-ΡΩN, Herakles standing front, looking right, resting right hand on club and with lionskin over left arm. BMC 5; Ziegler Kilikien 2; Lindgren I 1389.TextImage
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