Ancient Coinage of Cilicia, Olba

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RPC 3725Olba, Cilicia, Ajax, High Priest and Toparch. Year 1 (circa AD 10-13). AE 20mm. Bust of Ajax wearing priest's cap, caduceus in front / Triskeles; ET A. SNG Levante 630. TextImage
RPC 3726Olba, Cilicia AE 14. Ajax, High Priest 10-15 AD. Struck AD 10-11. AΡXIEΡEΩΣ AIANTOΣ above, TEYKΡOY below, triskeles flanked by ETA (year 1) / TOΠAΡ KENNAT ΛAΛAΣ ET A, legend in four lines within dotted border. BMC Cilicia 3. TextImage
SNG France II, 844Olba, Cilicia, Civic issue, 100-1 BC. 3.82 g. Throne of Zeus placed slightly right / OΛBEΩN, Hermes, naked but for chlamys over chest and shoulders, standing left, holding purse and caduceus. SNG France II, 844; Paris 846; Waddington 4430; Staffieri Olba 43.TextImage
SNG Lev 631Olba, Cilicia, AE 18mm. Dated year 1 (10-11 AD). Ajax, high priest and toparch. Triskeles; AΡXIEΡE[ΩΣ] AIANTOΣ TENKΡON ET A / TOΠAΡX KENNAT ΛAΛAΣ A legend in four lines. TextImage
SNG Lev 632Olba, Cilicia, AE21, (7.53 g). Dated year 2 (AD 11-12). Ajax, high priest and toparch. AIANTOΣ TEYKΡOY, Head of Ajax as Hermes, in close-fitting cap right; caduceus in right field. / AΡXIEΡEΩΣ TOΠAΡX KENNATΩN ΛAΛAΣ ET B above and beneath winged thunderbolt. SNG Levante 632; SNG Lewis 1730; SNG Pfalz 992-993.TextImage
SNG Lev 633Olba, Cilicia, AE 15mm (2.09 gm). Dated year 2 (11-12 AD). Ajax, high priest and toparch. Head of Ajax as Hermes, in close-fitting cap right / AIANTOΣ TENKΡON B legend in four lines. TextImage
SNG Lev 641 corrOlba, Cilicia, M. Antonius Polemo II. Ca 17-36 AD. AE 24mm. MAΡK ANTΩNIOY ΠOΛEMΩNOΣ AΡXIEΡEΩΣ, bare head right. / ΔYNAΣTOY OΛBEΩN THΣ IEΡAΣ KENNAT-KAI ΛAΛAΣΣEΩN in two circles around winged thunderbolt (sometimes with ET IA in field). RPC I 3739B; Staffieri Olba 33-34; Lindgren I 1567; SNG Levante 641-642; SNG France II 835; Waddington 4412; Paris 831.TextImage
SNG Lev 645Olba, Cilicia AE 24mm. 100-10 BC. EΡ, Empty throne of Zeus Olbius placed slightly right / OΛBEΩN, winged thunderbolt; NI above. BMC 1; SNG von Aulock 5782; RPC I 3723; Staffieri Olba 1; SNG Levante 645; Paris 842; SNG France II 839. TextImage
SNG Levante 646Olba, Cilicia, AE19, semi-autonomous issue, AD 70-100. 4.14 g. Filleted club. / OΛBEΩN, tower with three battlements. SNG Levante 646 (this coin); BMC 21; Paris 848-849; Waddington 4432; Staffieri Olba 40; SNG France II, 841-842; SNG von Aulock 5794.TextImage
AUGUSTUS
RPC 3724Augusts AE 22mm of Olba, Cilica. Struck by Ajax, high priest of Olba and governor of Lalassis and Cennatis, dated Year 1 = 10/11 AD. KAIΣAΡOΣ ΣEBAΣTOY, laureate head right / KENNATΩN KAI ΛAΛAΣΣEΩN around, AΡXIEΡE ΩΣ AIANTOΣ above, TΡYKΡOY TOΠAΡCOY ET A beneath winged thunderbolt. BMC 9, SNG Cop 188, SGI 103.TextImage
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TIBERIUS
RPC 3731Tiberius AE24 of Olba, Cilicia. Ajax, high priest and toparch. Dated year 5 (14-15 AD). ΣEBAΣTOΣ ΣEBAΣTOY KAIΣAΡ, laureate head right / KENNATΩN KAI ΛAΛAΣΣEΩN around AΡXIEΡΩΣ AIANTOΣ TEYKΡOY TOΠAΡXOY EΠI ΔIOΔΩ, thunderbolt with date ET E at center. SNG Levante 638.TextImage
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NERO
RPC 3740Nero, AE27 of Olba, Cilicia. 15.98 gr. 54-68 AD. CEBACT KAIC AYTOKΡ NEΡONA TON EYEΡΓ, laureate head right / BACIΛEYC M ANT ΠOΛEMΩN, winged caduceus between two upright serpents. RPC I 3740; SNG Levante 649; Lindgren I 1568; SNG France II, 845.TextImage
TITUS (under Vespasian)
RPC 1719Titus, AE24 of Olba, Cilicia, 23.9 mm, 11.01 g. (legend unclear) Laureate head of Vespasian or Domitian right / AYTOKΡATOΡOΣ TITOY OYEΣΠAΣIANOY, Bare head of Titus right. RPC 1719.TextImage
RPC 1720Titus and Domitian AE 24mm of Olba, Cilicia. AYTOKΡATOΡOΣ TITOY OYEΣΠAΣIANOY, bare head of Titus right / ΔOMITIANOY KAIΣAΡOΣ, bare head of Domitian left. SNGLev 651 corr.TextImage
ANTONINUS PIUS
BMC 23Antoninus Pius AE of Olba, Cilicia. AYTOKΡATΩΡ ANTΩEINOC, laureate head right / OΛBEΩN, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, head right, wings spread. BMC 23; SNG France 2 851; Waddington 4435. SGI 1483.TextImage
SNGLev 653 Antoninus Pius AE 29mm of Olba, Cilicia. Laureate and draped bust right / Artemis Phosphorus driving biga of bulls left; six-rayed stars around. SNGFr 850. TextImage
MARCUS AURELIUS
SNG Levante 654Marcus Aurelius, AE28 of Olba, Cilicia, AD 161-180. AYT KAI M AYRH ANTONINOC, bare-headed, draped bust right / OLBEWN, Dionysos, loins draped, chlamys over shoulders, standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos, panther at foot left. Staffieri Olba 49; SNG Levante 654 (this coin).TextImage
SNG Righetti 1613Marcus Aurelius, AE29 of Olba, Cilicia. AD 161-169. 21.3 g. AYT KAI M AYΡHΛI ANTΩNINOC CE, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / AΔΡIAN.. ANTΩNINIANΩN OΛBEΩN MHTΡO KEN around and in fields, Selene-Hekate, holding torch and with crescent on shoulders, driving biga of bulla galloping left. Star in lower left field and star in centre. SNG Righetti 1613; Ziegler Kilikien 374; Staffieri, Olba 48.TextImage
LUCIUS VERUS
SNG vA 5797Lucius Verus, AE27 of Olba, Cilicia. AD 161-169. 11.89 g. AYT KAI ΛOY AYΡH OYHΡOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / OΛBEΩN, turreted and veiled bust of Tyche right. SNG von Aulock 5797; SNG France 854.TextImage
COMMODUS
SNG Levante 661Commodus AE22 of Olba, Cilicia. AD 193-211. 8.6 g. AY K M AY KOM AN EYTEΡ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left. / OΛBEΩN, Hermes standing left, holding purse and caduceus. SNG Levante 661; Staffieri Olba 58; SNG France II 855.TextImage
SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
SNG Levante 663Septimius Severus, Julia Domna and Caracalla. AE of Olba, Cilicia. AD 193-211. 19.18 g. AYTOK KAIC Λ CEΠ CEYHΡON CEB KAI IOY-ΛIA-N CE-B, draped bust of Julia Domna right, facing laureate and draped bust of Sept. Severus left. Countermark: caduceus in oval incuse / ANTΩNEINON CEB OΛBEΩN MHTΡ KENN, Caracalla, wearing short chiton, standing left, holding Nike and sceptre. SNG Levante 663.TextImage
SNG Levante 663 (2)Septimius Severus, Julia Domna and Caracalla. AE of Olba, Cilicia. AD 193-211. 12.69 g. AYTOK KAIC Λ CEΠ CEYHΡON CEB KAI IOY-ΛIA-N CE-B, draped bust of Julia Domna right, facing laureate and draped bust of Sept. Severus left / ANTΩNEINON CEB OΛBEΩN MHTΡ KENN, Caracalla, wearing short chiton, standing left, holding Nike and sceptre. SNG Levante 663.TextImage
Entry for Olba, Cilicia, on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Olba in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum