Ancient Coinage of Erythrai, Ionia


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Erythrai or Erythrai, on the coast of Ionia, opposite Chios

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A list of the Herakles/club and bowcase issues
CITY AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
ObolErythrae, Ionia, AR Obol. 5th C. BC. Laureate head of Herakles right / Club and bowcase. cf SNG Lewis 923 (diobol, magistrate Pythermos); Warren 1121 (diobol, magistrate Aitor..); Boston 1846 (ditto). TextImage
BMC 7Erythrai, Ionia EL Hekte. Late 6th-mid 5th century BC. Head of Herakles left, in lion's skin / Quadripartite incuse square. SNG von Aulock 1942. TextImage
BMC 13Erythrai, Ionia AR Didrachm. ca 480 BC. Rider (Erythros?) on horseback galloping right / quadripartite incuse square. BMC 13; SNG Cop 554. TextImage
BMC 36Erythrai, Ionia. Circa 480-450 BC. AR Obol. Male figure restraining horse / Floral or stellate design within incuse square. BMC 36 TextImage
BMC 38Erythrae, Ionia, AE9. Head of bearded Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress / EΡY above head and neck of bull right, club to left. BMC 38.TextImage
BMC 41Erythrae, Ionia, AR tetradrachm. 387–300 BC. Magistrate Dionysios. 14.08 g. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress. / EΡY ΔIONYΣIOΣ above and between club with handle right and bow in bowcase. Owl left above, kantharos below. BMC 41; Kinns Ionia type 73, 4-5; McClean 8151.TextImage
BMC 44Erythrae, Ionia, AR drachm, 15mm, 330-300 BC. 3.19 gr. Magistrate Apellas. Head of youthful Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress / EΡY AΠEΛΛAΣ, club and quiver; owl standing left above. SNG Cop 582-583; Weber 592; BMC 44-45.TextImage
BMC 48Erythrae, Ionia, AR drachm. 400-300 BC. Magistrate Dionysios. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress. / EΡY ΔIONYΣIOΣ above and between club with handle right and bow in bowcase. Owl right above, kantharos below. BMC 48 (this coin); SNG Cop 584-585; Hunter 3; SNG Fitzw 4475-4479.TextImage
BMC 51Erythrae, Ionia. AR drachm, 320-280 BC. Magistrate Diopeithes. 18 mm, 3.48 g. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress. / EΡY ΔIOΠEIΘHΣ above and between club and bowcase. Owl above. BMC 51; SNG von Aulock 1951.TextImage
BMC 54Erythrae, Ionia. AR drachm, 200-133 BC. Magistrate Pelopides. 14 mm, 3.53 g. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress. / EΡY ΠEΛOΠIΔHΣ above and between club and bow in bowcase, owl right above, HΛT monogram below. BMC 54; Nanteuil 597; Kinns type 35, 14-18.TextImage
BMC 56Erythrae, Ionia. AR drachm, 3.53 gr. Magistrate Pelopides. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress. / EΡY ΠEΛOΠIΔHΣ above and between club and bow in bowcase; owl at upper right. BMC 56; SNG Cop. 580.TextImage
BMC 60Erythrae, Ionia, AR drachm, 12mm, 330-300 BC. 3.36 gr. Magistrate Fannothemis. Head of youthful Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress / EΡY ΦANNOΘEMIΣ, club and quiver; owl standing right sideways at top right, S-monogram below. SNG Munich 331; Kinns Ionia 20ff; BMC 60.TextImage
BMC 62Erythrae, Ionia, AR drachm, 15mm, 330-300 BC. 3.61 gr. Magistrate Charmes. Head of youthful Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress / EΡY XAΡMHΣ, club and quiver; owl standing left. SNG Fitzwilliam 4486; Leake 10; BMC 62.TextImage
BMC 66Erythrae, Ionia, AE12, civic issue, 400-300 BC. 1.85 g. Magistrate Aristokles. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress. / EΡY AΡIΣTOKΛHΣ above and between club and bow in bowcase. BMC 66; SNG Cop 593.TextImage
BMC 70-71Erythrae, Ionia, AE13, civic issue. 400-300 BC. 1.47 g. Magistrate Gorgios. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress. / EΡY ΓOΡΓIΩN, above and between club and bow in bowcase, tripod below. BMC 70-71; Weber 5934; SNG Cop 596.TextImage
BMC 77Erythrai, Ionia, Late 4th century BC. AE 13 (1.68 g, 13 mm). Magistrate Pythermos. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress / EΡY ΠYΘEΡM(OΣ), above and between club and bowcase. BMC 77.TextImage
BMC 83Erythrae, Ionia. AE16. 400-300 BC. Magistrate Dionysos. 1.93 g. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress. / EΡY ΔIONYΣIOΣ above and between club and bowcase. BMC 83; SNG Cop 610; Lindgren I 485.TextImage
BMC 97Erythrae, Ionia, AE14, 2.10 g. Magistrate Pythes. 330-300 BC. bowcase with straps / EΡY ΠYΘHΣ, club. BMC 97.TextImage
BMC 104-105Erythrai, Ionia, AE 15, 2nd-1st century BC. Magistrate Agasikles Antipatros. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress. / EΡY AΓAΣIKΛHΣ ANTIΠATΡOY in four lines. BMC 104-105; SNG Cop 636-637; Weber 5948; SNG von Aulock 1956.TextImage
BMC 107Erythrae, Ionia, AE16, civic issue, 300-200 BC. 4.54 g. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress. / AΠOΛΛΩ-NOΔOTOΣ-HΡAKΛEI-TOY-EΡY in five lines. BMC 107; SNG Cop 647; Weber 5949; SNG Tuebingen 2869.TextImage
BMC 108Erythrae, Ionia, AE15, 300-200 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress / EΡY AYTONOMOΣ AYTONOMOY in three lines within wreath. SNG Leipzig 1195; de Luynes 2608; SNG Cop 639-640; BMC 108.TextImage
BMC 112Erythrae, Ionia, AE17, 2.6 g. Magistrate Dionysos. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin head-dress / EΠY ΔIONYΣOΣ IATΡOKΛEOYΣ in four lines within wreath. BMC 112.TextImage
BMC 116Erythrai, Ionia, AE 15, 2nd-1st century BC. Magistrate Philoneros. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress / EΡY ΦIΛΩN-HΡOΣΩN-TOΣ in four lines. SNG Cop 646; Weber 5952; BMC 116.TextImage
BMC 123Erythrai, Ionia, AE14, ca 300-200 BC. 2.9 g. Magistrate Dionysios. Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy. / EΡY-ΔIONYΣIOΣ-IATΡOKΛEI-OYΣ in four lines, bunch of grapes in upper right field. BMC 123; SNG Cop 656.TextImage
BMC 146Erythrae, Ionia. AR drachm, 200-133 BC. Magistrate Herodoros, son of Dionysios. 14 mm, 3.54 g. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress. / EΡY HΡOΔΩΡOΣ ΔIONYΣIOY above and between club and bow in bowcase, all within ivy wreath. BMC 146; SNG Cop 679-680; Weber 5962; Mionnet III, 486; Walcher 2145.TextImage
BMC 160Erythrai, Ionia. Circa 3rd century BC. AE20. Head of Herakles right / AΠOΛΛΩN MHTΡΩNA EΡY, Bow in case, club, bust of Herakles facing three-quarters right. BMC 160. TextImage
BMC 185Erythrae, Ionia, AE Hemiobol, ca. 275-220 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress / MHTΡAΣ ΔAMAΛOY EΡY in three lines beneath bowcase and club, head of Herakles in lionskin headdress facing slightly left below. BMC 185.TextImage
BMC 222Erythrae, Ionia. ca 400 BC. AE12. Head of Herakles right wearing lionskin headdress / Quiver, club and bow; A in left field. TextImage
BMC 229Erythrae, Ionia, AE18, semi-autonomous issue. ca. AD 240-276. ΘEON CYNKΛHTON, draped bust of the Senate right / EΡYΘΡAIΩN, Demeter standing left by altar, holding corn-ears, poppy and torch. BMC 229-230; SNG Cop 745; Weber 5974.TextImage
BMC 239Erythrai, Ionia, AE19. 3rd Cent. BC. EΡYΘΡAI, turreted and draped bust of Tyche right / EΡYΘΡAIΩN, Fire-beacon. BMC 239; SNG Cop 755; Lindgren I 492.TextImage
BMC 243Erythrae, Ionia, AE27, AD 240-260. 7.7 g. Magistrate Diogenianos. EΡYΘΡAIΩN, veiled and draped bust of Demeter left, holding poppy, cornucopiae behind shoulder / EΠ CT AIΛ ΠA ΔIOΓENIANOY TO B around and in fields, Herakles, naked, walking right, brandishing club and holding lionskin before him. BMC 243-244; De Luynes 2612; Mionnet III, 536; SNG von Aulock 1973; SNG Cop 752.TextImage
BMC 244Erythrae, Ionia, AE26 semi-autonomous issue. AD 253-268. 6.88 g. Magistrate Aelius Paullus Diongenianus. EΡYΘΡAIΩN, veiled bust of Demeter left, holding corn-ears and cornucopiae. / EΠ CT AIΛ ΠA ΔIOΓENIANOY TO B around and in fields, Herakles, naked, walking right, brandishing club and holding lionskin before him. BMC 244; SNG Cop 752.TextImage
Imhoof KM 2Erythrae, Ionia, AR Hemiobol, 6 mm, 0.29 gr. Rosette or star with 24 petals or rays / Flower with eight petals within incuse square. Imhoof KM 2; Klein 387 (this coin).TextImage
Imhoof KM 7Erythrae (?), Ionia, AE18. 1st c. BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress. / EΡV monogram between bow to left, arrow-head pointing downwards to right, aphlaston above and caduceus at centre right. Imhoof KM 7; Imhoof MG 47-48 (but no caduceus); Svoronos Mavromichaelis coll. 27 in JIAN 1903 (ditto).TextImage
Klein 387Erythrae, Ionia, AR Hemiobol, 480-450 BC. 0.31 gr; 6 mm. Rosette, star or sun / Nine-rayed star in incuse square. Klein 387 var (eight rays); Imhoof KM 2 var (ditto).TextImage
Mionnet III, 512Erythrae, Ionia, AE12, 2.01 gr. Magistrate Metras Damalos. Head of youthful Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress / EΡY MHTΡAΣ ΔAMAΛOY, club and quiver. Mionnet III, 512.TextImage
Rosen 575Erythrai, Ionia AR Diobol. ca 480-450 BC. Horseman right / quadripartite incuse square. Rosen 575. TextImage
SNG Cop 614Erythrae, Ionia. AE13. Late 4th century BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress / EΡY, club and bow in case, ΠYΦ monogram to right. SNG Cop 614.TextImage
SNG Cop 620Erythrae, Ionia, AE24, civic issue, 320-200 BC. Magistrate Koyridios. 9.29 g. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress. / KOYΡIΔIOΣ EΡY above and beneath bow in bowcase and club. SNG Cop 620.TextImage
SNG Cop 641Erythrai, Ionia, AE15. 260-230 BC. Magistrate Gnotos, son of Hekatonymos. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress / EΠY-ΓNΩTOΣ-EKATΩN-YMOY in four lines. Kinns 213; SNG Copenhagen 641.TextImage
SNG Cop 646Erythrai, Ionia, AE 15, 2nd-1st century BC. Magistrate Philoneros. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress. / EΡY ΦIΛΩN HΡOΣΩN-TOΣ in four lines. SNG Cop 646; Weber 5952; BMC 116.TextImage
SNG Cop 650Erythrae, Ionia. AE12. 3rd century BC. Magistrate Polykritos, son of Polykritos. Head of young Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress / ΠOΛYKΡITOΣ ΠOΛYKΡITOY EΡY, legend in five lines. SNG Cop. 650; Mionnet 3, 513.TextImage
SNG Cop 655Erythrai, Ionia. Magistrate Polykritos, son of Polykritos. Ca 3rd century BC. AE 15mm. Head of Dionysos right / ΠOΛYKΡITOΣ ΠOΛYKΡITOY EΡY, legend in five lines, small bunch of grapes in field. SNG Cop 655. TextImage
SNG Cop 735ffErythrae, Ionia. AE11. 1.4g. Head of Athena right, wearing Corinthian helmet / Magistrate's name with patronymic, above EΡY. SNG Cop. 735ff.; BMC 126-134.TextImage
SNG Cop 746Erythrae, Ionia. AE19. Pseudo-autonomous issue. Magistrate Ekatonymos. AD 117-138. ΔHMOC EΡYΘΡAI, bearded head of Demos right / EΡYΘΡAI EΠ EKATΩNYM, Athena standing left, holding patera and spear, shield at side. SNG Cop 746; BMC 224.TextImage
SNG vA 1941Erythrae, Ionia EL Hekte. 6th century BC. Head of Herakles left in lionskin headdress / two incuse squares. SNG von Aulock Supp 7891. TextImage
SNGvA 1942Erythrai. Circa 6th Century BC. EL Hekte. Head of Herakles left in lionskin headdress / Quadripartite incuse punch. Boston MFA 1806. TextImage
SNG vA 1944Erythrae, Ionia, AR15 hemiobol. 5th c. BC. 4.50 g. Naked man left, holding horse by the reins. E-Ρ-Y-Θ in the four corners around a rosette with 16 petals. SNG von Aulock 1944; SNG Munich 295; SNG Cop 556; Kayhan II 1285.TextImage
SNG vA 1946Erythrai, Ionia. 500-400 BC, AE 11mm; 0.8g. Beardless head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress / EΡY, Forepart of bull right, club in left field. SNG Copenhagen 564; Weber 5920; BMC 38; SNG von Aulock 1946. TextImage
SNG vA 1948Erythrai, Ionia. Ca 4th Century BC. AE 14mm, 1.78 g. Head of Herakles right wearing lionskin headdress / EΡY, club angled on bow, and bowcase. SNG von Aulock 1948-1949.TextImage
SNG vA 1951Erythrae, Ionia. AR drachm, 325-315 BC. Magistrate Diopeithes. 15 mm, 3.64 g. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress. / EΡY ΔIOΠEIΘEΣ above and between club and bow in bowcase. Owl left above. Weber 5929; SNG Cop 586; SNG von Aulock 1951; SNG Fitz 4480-4482; Hunter 4.TextImage
SNG vA 1967Erythrai, Ionia. Circa 3rd Century BC. AE 13mm. Head of Athena right / ΔIONYΣIOΣ ΠΡΩTOΓENOY (magistrate) in four lines. TextImage
SNG vA 1975Erythrae, Ionia, semi-autonomous issue. AD 244-249. Homonoia with Chios. 3.39 g. EΡYΘΡAIΩN, sphinx sitting left, one paw on an amphora / OMONOIA XIΩN EΡYΘΡAIΩN, Herakles, naked, walking right, wielding club and holding lionskin. SNG von Aulock 1975; SNG Cop 778; SNG Tuebingen 2878.TextImage
Traité II-2, 1976Erythrae, Ionia, AR Hemiobol, 6 mm, 0.39 g. ca. 480-450 BC. Rosette or star with 24 petals or rays. / Flower with eight petals within incuse square. Traité II, 1976 ("tetrobol"); Imhoof KM 2; Klein 387.TextImage
Weber 5930Erythrae, Ionia, AR drachm, 360-340 BC. Magistrate Molion. 3.50 g. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress. / EΡY MOΛIΩN above and between club and bow in bowcase. Owl right above, YΩT monogram below. Weber 5930; SNG Munich 310; Kinns Ionia type 32,3-8; Boston I 1842; Warren 1119; SNG Cop 576.TextImage
Weber 5940 varErythrae, Ionia, AE14, 2.6 gr. Magistrate Pythomna.. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress / EΡY ΠYΘOMNA.. above and between bow and club. Weber 5940 var (ΠYΘOMNHΣTOΣ and bow in bowcase); Hunter 7 var (ditto); BMC 78 var (ditto).TextImage
AUGUSTUS
RPC 2505Augustus, AE15 of Erythrae, Ionia. ca 10 BC. Magistrate Metronax Zopyrou. 2.81 g. EΡY, laureate head right. lituus before / Star preceding MH-TΡΩNAX-ZΩΠY-ΡOY in four lines. RPC I 2505; SNG Cop 764-765; SNG v. Aulock 1974; BMC 246-247; Paris 1308-1312; Waddington 1679; McClean 8173; Lindgren I A492A; Weber 5979; SNG Righetti 876.TextImage
TITUS
RPC 1035Titus and Domitian, AE of Erythrai, Ionia. 6.76 g. TITOC ΔOMITIANOC KAICAΡEC, laureate heads of Titus and Domitian facing each other / EΡYΘΡAIΩN, Herakles, naked, standing right, holding club over head, and transverse spear or sceptre. RPC 1035; BMC 254.TextImage
TRAJAN
Mionnet Supp VI, 954Trajan, AE26 of Erythrae, Ionia, 9.33 gr. 98-117 AD. Magistrate Primus. AY NEΡOYAN TΡAIANON, laureate head right, circular countermark: male head right / EΠI CTΡA ΠΡEIMOY EΡYΘΡAIΩN, statue of Herakles standing right, wielding club overhead, transverse spear in left hand. Mionnet Supp. VI, 954; Paris 1317; SNG Munich 421; Schlosser 13; RPC III 1992.TextImage
COMMODUS
BMC 261Commodus, AE19 of Erythrae, Ionia. AD 177-192. Magistrate L. Ai. Lysimachos. 5.06 g. AYT KAI Λ AY KOMOΔOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / EΠI Λ AI ΛYCIMAXOY EΡY, fire beacon. BMC 261-262.TextImage
SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
CNG 286, 221Septimius Severus, AE 40 of Erythrae, Ionia. AD 193-211. 35.57 g. Magistrate Fl. Abaskantos. AYT KAI Λ CEΠTI CEYHΡOC ΠEΡ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / (clockwise from upper left) EΠI CTΡ ΦΛ (ABACKANTOY) EΡYΘΡAIΩN, Demeter, holding two torches, standing left in biga of serpents. Bakis (Thesis) S51. Unpublished. CNG 286, 221TextImage
GETA
SNG Cop 773Geta, AE18 of Erythrae, Ionia. AD 209-212. 3.36 g. AYT KAI ΠO CE ΓETAC, laureate, draped bust right / EΡYΘΡAIΩN, cista mystica with serpent emerging. SNG Cop 773; Mionnet VI 959; Weber 2856.TextImage
OTACILIA SEVERA
BMC 70Otacilia Severa, AE22 of Erythrae, Ionia. AD 209-212. 5.00 g. M ΩTAKIΛ CEOYHΡA, draped bust right, wearing stephane / EΡYΘΡAIΩN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. BMC 270; SNG Cop 776.TextImage
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