Ancient Coinage of Elymais


[Alram 455]

Kingdom of Elymais, Elam, Susiana or Khuzistan; east of Babylon and west of Persia

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SILVER COINS OF ELYMAIS>
Alram 455Kingdom of Elymais, Kamnaskires III, with Anzaze. Circa 82-75 BC. AR Drachm. Conjoined busts left of Kamnaskires and Queen Anzaze; [anchor symbol behind] / Zeus seated left, holding sceptre and Nike, who crowns him; monogram in inner left field; [?]LS (date) to inner right. TextImage
Alram 460Kingdom of Elymais, Kamnaskires IV. Circa 62-55 BC. AR Obol (8mm, 0.54 gm). Diademed bust left; anchor symbol behind / Zeus seated left, holding Nike and sceptre. TextImage
Alram 465 Elymais, Kings of. Kamnaskires V? Circa 36/35 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.70 gm). Diademed bust left / Small diademed bust (Kamnaskires VI?) right. TextImage
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Kamnaskires IV
Kings of Elymais, Kamnaskires IV. Circa 62-55 BC. AR Drachm. Diademed bust left / Zeus seated left, holding Nike and sceptre; G-monogram in inner left field. TextImage
BMC 5Kingdom of Elymais, Uncertain King Billon Drachm. Late 1st century BC-early 1st century AD. Diademed bust left; behind, seven-pointed star above anchor symbol / Diademed bust left, degraded legend. Alram -. TextImage
BMC 10Kingdom of Elymais, Kamnaskires V. Circa mid-late 1st century BC. Billon Obol (8mm, 0.59 gm). Diademed bust left / Diademed bust left. TextImage
BMC 15cfKingdom of Elymais. Uncertain King. Late 1st century BC-early 1st century AD. Billon Tetradrachm (27mm, 13.86 gm). Diademed bust left; behind, four-pointed star in crescent above anchor symbol / Crude diademed bust left, degraded legend. TextImage
Kamnaskires AR DrachmElymais, Kings of. Kamnaskires II, Nikephoros. Circa 145-139 BC. AR Drachm. Diademed and draped bust right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY right, KAMIΣKEIΡOY NIKHΦOΡOY left, cult statue of Artemis left, wearing polos and holding sceptre. TextImage
SGI 5885Elymais, Kamnaskires V (?) AR Drachm. Diademed, draped bust left with long beard, star above anchor behind. / Greek legend, male bust left. TextImage
SGI 5885Elymais, Kamnaskires V (?) AR Drachm. Diademed, draped bust left with long beard, star above anchor behind. / Greek legend, male bust left. TextImage
SGI 5889Elymais, Kamnaskires VI (?) Billon Tetradrachm. Late 1st - early 2nd Century AD. Diademed and draped bust left, with long beard and wide fringe of hair below diadem, star within crescent above anchor behind / Badly blundered Greek legend. TextImage
BRONZE COINS OF ELYMAIS>
BMC 1Kings of Elymais. Orodes I, AE drachm. ca AD 100. 16 mm, 3.07 g. Helmeted and draped bust left, holding sceptre, dot in crescent above an inverted anchor to right. / Garbled legend YPWDHC BACILEYC, radiate, draped bust of Artemis right, wearing kalathos. BMC 1.TextImage
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Kamn. Orodes III
Elymais, AE drachm, struck by "Kamnaskires-Orodes III", 2nd century BC. Facing bust with long moustache and pointed beard, large lateral tufts, wearing a double diadem, all within border of dots / Female bust (Artemis?) left, wearing a headdress of a crest of rays terminating in pellets, neckless and pearled dress, anchor behind head, all within border of dots. BMC p. 280, 2-3; De Morgan 54.Text
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BMC 14Kingdom of Elymais, Uncertain King. Late 1st century BC-early 1st century AD. AE Tetradrachm (29mm, 15.94 gm). Diademed bust left; behind, four-pointed star in crescent above pellet and anchor symbol / Crude diademed bust left, degraded legend. TextImage
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BMC 24Kings of Elymais. Phraates, son of Orodes, AE drachm. early to mid 2nd century AD, 16 mm, 3.84 g. Bearded head left, wearing tiara, dot in crescent above an inverted anchor to right. / Four corn ears or palm branches comprising of dashes. BMC 24; Sear GIC 5902.TextImage
SGI 5888Elymais Kingdom, Kamnaskires VI, c. 100 AD, AE tetradrachm, (15.51g) Diademed and draped bust left, crescent, star and anchor behind. / pattern of dashes and dots. TextImage
SGI 5892Kingdom of Elymais, Orodes I AE Drachm. ca 100 AD. Bust left, with long beard and wearing diademed tiara ornamented with anchor. Pellet within crescent above anchor with one bar, to right / bust of Artemis right. TextImage
SGI 5910Kingdom of Elymais, Orodes III, AE Drachm. Bust of king facing, anchor to right / Pattern of dashes and dots. Sear GIC 5910. TextImage
VantHaaff 12-3Kings of Elymais. Kamnaskires-Orodes, AE drachm. early to mid 2nd century AD, 17 mm, 3.88 g. Bearded head facing, wearing tiara, dot in crescent above an inverted anchor to right. / Seven dashes in an irregular pattern. Vanít Haaff Type 12.3.TextImage
VantHaaff 12-3-1Kings of Elymais. Kamnaskires-Orodes, 2nd century AD. AE drachm. 15 mm, 3.24 g. Bearded and diademed head of king facing, dot in crescent above an inverted anchor to right. / Irregular circle of dashes resembling Vs and Ls with a dash in the centre. Vanít Haaff Type 12.3.1.TextImage
VantHaaff 15.2Kings of Elymais. Osroes, 2nd century AD. AE drachm. 18 mm, 3.34 g. Susa mint. Bearded head of king left, with triple-part hairstyle. / Artemis standing right, holding bow. Vanít Haaff Type 15.2 (Subtype 1.1).TextImage
VantHaaff 16-1-1-3BKings of Elymais. Orodes III, AE drachm. AD 90-100, 3.98 g. Suse mint. Bearded bust left, wearing tiara, crescent above an inverted anchor to right. / Draped bust of Artemis right, modius on head. Vanít Haaff Type 16.1.1.3B.TextImage
VantHaaff 17-3-1-1Kings of Elymais. Orodes IV, AE drachm. 2nd half of 2nd century AD, 16 mm, 3.48 g. Diademed head facing with triple-part hairstyle. / Dot in circle above an inverted anchor. Vanít Haaff Type 17.3.1-1.TextImage
VantHaaff 19-1-1-1AbKings of Elymais. Unknown Prince "A", AE drachm. Late 2nd-early 3rd centuries AD, 14 mm, 2.81 g. Diademed head left, star in crescent above an inverted anchor to right. / Artemis standing right, holding bow and reaching for an arrow from the quiver at her shoulder. Vanít Haaff Type 19.1.1-1Ab.TextImage
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