Ancient Coinage of Kyrenaica

BMC 252

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BMC 1Koinon of Kyrenaika, Kyrene, AR didrachm, ca. 250 BC, 7.57 g. Diademed head of Zeus Ammon right, with ram’s horn. / KOI-NON, silphium plant, an ibex horn at upper left. BMC 1; SNG Cop 1275.TextImage
BMC Koinon 2-15Cyrenaica Koinon, AE23, ca. 250 BC. 14.25 g. Head of Zeus Ammon right. / K-O I-N O-N in three lines to left and right of silphium plant. BMC Koinon 2-15; SNG Cop 1277; Sear 6363.TextImage
Sear 6242
Cyrene, Cyrenaica, 570-525 BC, AR Drachm. Two silphium fruits / Crude punch. TextImage
BMC 10Kyrene, Kyrenaika, AR tetradrachm, ca. 525-480 BC, 17.27g. Silphium plant with four leaves, a fruit to left and right / Gorgoneion facing, tongue protruding, the hair depicted by dots, all within a dotted square within a deep incuse square. BMC 10.TextImage
BMC 13aKyrene, Kyrenaika, AR tetradrachm, ca. 495-475 BC, 16.62g. Silphium plant with a lion's head left on the right, silphium fruit above and below / Eagle’s head left, tortoise on the left, all within a dotted square border in an incuse square. Asyut 819-820; BMC 13a (page xxiii).TextImage
BMC 18Cyrene, Cyrenaica, AR Drachm, 14 mm, 2.76 g., 520-489 BC. Two heart-shaped silphium fruits (seed pods?) facing each other, two dots between them / Heart-shaped silphium fruit (seed pod?) within incuse square. BMC 18; SNG Cop 1165.TextImage
BMC 35Kyrene, Kyrenaica, AR hemidrachm, Attic standard. 495-475 BC, 2.90 g. Silphium fruit. / Silphium fruit, three dots above, three dots below. BMC 35 type; Babelon Traité II-1, 1995-1996 var (two dots); Müller NAA 32 type (no dots mentioned.TextImage
BMC 42Kyrene, Kyrenaika, AR tetradrachm, ca. 460 BC, 17.22g. Silphium plant / KYΡA to right of bearded head of Zeus Ammon right, with ram’s horn and diadem, all within a raised circle in an incuse circle. BMC 42; Boston 1310; Benson Collection 785 (this coin).TextImage
BMC 65Cyrene, Cyrenaica AV Litra. ca 435–331 BC. Female head (Cyrene?) right, hair in a sphendone / Bearded head of Ammon right. Naville 13. TextImage
BMC 77bKyrene, Kyrenaika, AR tetradrachm, ca. 400 BC, 13.16 g. Laureate head of Zeus Ammon facing slightly right, with ram's horn / K-Y Ρ-A N-A, silphium plant with four flowers. BMC 77b (p. xlix) (this coin); Jameson 2528; Niggeler 532.TextImage
BMC 80cfCyrene, Cyrenaica AR Tetradrachm. Later fourth century BC. Silphium plant / Head of Zeus Ammon left. Cf BMC 80 (with magistrate's signature on reverse). TextImage
BMC 93Kyrene, Kyrenaika, AR tetradrachm, ca. 435-375 BC, 13.08 g. Magistrate Aristomedes. AΡIΣTOMHΔEOΣ, bearded head of Zeus Ammon left, with ram’s horn / Y-K A-Ρ (retrograde), silphium plant with three pairs of leaves. BMC 93; SNG Cop. 1191; McClean 9938.TextImage
BMC 108aKyrene, Kyrenaika, AV Stater, 331-322 BC, 8.51 g. Magistrate Jason. KYΡANAI-ΩN, Nike, wings spread, in a facing quadriga / IAΣONOΣ, Zeus Ammon, loins draped, seated left, feet on a foot-stool, seen slightly in perspective, holding sceptre and resting left elbow on the throne, eagle standing right behind him. BMC 108a (p. liv); Naville 24.TextImage
BMC 116Cyrene, Cyrenaica AV Stater. ca 322-313 BC. Chairios, magistrate. KYΡANAI-ON, Nike driving quadriga right; sun above / Zeus-Ammon seated left, holding eagle in extended right hand; thymiaterion to left; XAIΡIOΣ (retrograde) behind. SNG Cop 1209. TextImage
BMC 117Kyrene, Kyrenaika, AV Stater, 322-313 BC, 8.66 g. Magistrate Polianthes. KYΡANAION, quadriga trotting right, the driver facing the viewer, sun with five rays at upper right / ΠOΛIANΘHΣ, Zeus Ammon in long robe, standing left by a thymiaterion, holding patera and sceptre. BMC 117; Bostom 1324.TextImage
BMC 118Cyrene, Cyrenaica AV Stater. ca 322-308 BC. Nike driving slow quadriga right / Zeus-Ammon standing left, sacrificing from phiale over thymiaterion & holding sceptre. TextImage
BMC 120Cyrene, Cyrenaica, AV stater. 322-313 BC. 8.57 g. Magistrate Polyantheos. KYΡANAION, Nike in slow quadriga right / ΠOΛIANΘEYΣ, Zeus standing left, holding patera and lotus-tipped sceptre, thymiaterion to left. BMC 120; Naville 91; Mueller 192.TextImage
BMC 159cfCyrene, Cyrenaica. Circa 322-313 BC. AV Tenth Stater or Litra. Polianthes(?), magistrate. Head of Zeus-Ammon left; P(?) to right / Head of the nymph Kyrene right; KVP above head. Naville 123; cf. SNG Copenhagen 1214. TextImage
BMC 167
Sear 6299
Cyrene, Cyrenaica, 331-222 BC, AR Drachm. Head of Karneius left, ΘEY behind / silphium plant, K-Y P-A in fields. BMC 167. TextImage
BMC 187bCyrene, Koinon of Cyrenaica. 4th century BC. AE 21mm. Head of Zeus-Ammon right / Palm tree, [S?]W ..HGR across fields. TextImage
BMC 202Cyrene, Cyrenaica, AE16 quarter unit. Helmeted head of Athena right / Double silphium, consisting of two plants of type III (the club-like rendition with small leaves which have narrow bases attached to the stalk) springing diagonally from a common base and sharing the lower pair of leaves and umbrels. BMC Cyrenaica, p. 46, 202-203.TextImage
BMC 208
Sear 6345
Cyrene, Cyrenaica, AE14. 4th century BC, Head of Libya right, hair in spiral curls / Gazelle standing right, KYRA above, (usually with plough or plectrum in right field. BMC 208-209; SNG Cop. 1255 corr. ("Apollo"); Sear 6345.TextImage
BMC 208 (2)
Sear 6345
Cyrene, Cyrenaica, AE10. 4th century BC, Head of Libya right, hair in spiral curls / Gazelle standing right, KYRA above, (usually with plough or plectrum in right field. BMC 208-209; SNG Cop. 1255 corr. ("Apollo"); Sear 6345.TextImage
BMC 226Kyrenaika, Kyrene, AR tetradrachm, ca. 300 BC, 14.38g. Head of Zeus Ammon right, with ram’s horn. / KY-ΡH to left and right of silphium plant with three pairs of leaves, IΠKΡ monogram to left, KAE monogram to right, crab below to right. BMC 226; Jameson 1351 (this coin).TextImage
BMC 249aCyrene, Cyrenaica, AR Didrachm. 3rd century BC. Male head left, in horn. / KY PA, Silphium plant, MYHP monogram at left, quiver at right. TextImage
BMC 251Kyrenaika, Kyrene, AR didrachm, ca. 308-277 BC, 7.57 g. Head of Apollo Karneios left, with ram’s horn. / KY-ΡA, silphium plant, tripod to left, EΠ monogram to right. BMC 251.TextImage
BMC 252Cyrene, Cyrenaica. Circa 300-298 BC. AR Didrachm (7.43 gm). Head of Apollo Karneios right, with ram's horn / Silphium plant; tripod to left. TextImage
BMC 260Cyrene, Cyrenaica AR Didrachm. ca 277-275 BC. Horned head of Apollo Karneios right / BA-ΣI, silphium plant; branch to left. TextImage
BMC 317Cyrene, Cyrenaica, AE17. Magus as Governor, c. 300-277 BC. Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon rght with Ptolomaic features / K-Y PA-K Palm tree, with small sylphium plant at lower right. BMC 317.TextImage
Leu 33, 453Kyrene, Kyrenaika, AV hemidrachm. 331-322 BC. 2.10 g. KYΔIOΣ Q, helmeted head of Athena right / Three silphium plants with flowers and two leaves, arranged radially around a central point. Mueller 54 var (head left); Naville 41 var (head left, different magistrate). Possibly unpublished. Bank Leu 33, lot 453.TextImage
Mueller 23Cyrene, Cyrenaica. AR tetradrachm, 17.32 g. 4th century BC. Herakles standing right, left hand resting on club, facing one of the Hesperides, standing left, the apple tree between them, all within incuse square / Silphium plant. Mueller 23 (this coin); Paris 29; Mionnet 50 corr.TextImage
Mueller 180Cyrene, Cyrenaica, AR didrachm. 280 BC. 6.80 g. Laureate head of Apollo right, wreathed with myrtle / KY-ΡA, sulphium plant with flower and six leaves. KE in left field, crab in right field. Mueller 180; Niggeler 536 (this coin).TextImage
Rosen 769
Sear 6239
Cyrene, Cyrenaica, AR tetradrachm. c.480 BC, 23mm, 17 g. Silphium plant with large central flower, two buds, two fruits and four leaves. / Silphium fruit, dolphin swimming upwards on each side, all within incuse square. Rosen 769; Asyut 833; BMFA 1301; SNG Cop 1163. TextImage
RPC 911Cyrene, Cyrenaica. L. Lollius. AE 29, 21.05g. ca 37-34 BC. Head of Zeus Ammon right; lotus-tipped sceptre before, B behind / Λ ΛOΛΛIOY, Curule chair; uncertain letter between legs. RPC 911. Sear, Imperators 577.TextImage
RPC 911(2)Cyrene, Cyrenaica. L. Lollius. AE 29, 21 g. ca 37-34 BC. Head of Zeus Ammon right; lotus-tipped sceptre before, D behind / Λ ΛOΛΛIOY, Curule chair; B between legs. RPC 911. Sear, Imperators 577.TextImage
SNG Cop 1201Cyrene, Cyrenaica AV Tenth Stater. Circa 331-322 BC. Head of Karneios left; QE upwards to left. / female head right. Naville 56. TextImage
SNG Cop 1222Cyrene, Cyrenaica. ca 322-313 BC. AE 19mm. Horse running right; star above / NIKΩNOΣ, six-spoked wheel. BMC 189, Müller 95. TextImage
SNG Cop 1234Cyrene, Cyrenaica. AR Didrachm. Circa 322-313 BC. Head of Karneios right, with horn of Ammon / Silphium plant; cornucopiae to right. TextImage
SNG Cop 1237Cyrene, Cyrenaica, ca 322-313 BC. AR Didrachm (7.40 gm). Head of Kareios right, with horn of Ammon / Σ, ΣY-ΡA in fields, silphium plant; star in right field. TextImage
SNG Cop 1259Cyrene, Cyrenaica. c308-277 BC. AE 18mm. Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right, in a slight beard / KY-PA, date palm; silphium plant left, crab right. BMC 293. TextImage
SNG Cop 1266vCyrene, Cyrenaica. ca 308-277 BC. AE 17mm. Laureate head of Apollo right / K-Y P-A, lyre with six strings. TextImage
SNG Cop 1276Cyrene, Koinon of Cyrenaica. ca 250 BC. AE 23mm. Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right / K-O I-N O-N, silphium plant. BMC 2ff, Müller 108. TextImage
SNG Cop 1280Cyrene, Koinon of Cyrenaica. Ca 250 BC. AE 23mm. Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon / KOI-NON, silphium plant. Müller 104. TextImage
Svoronos 873Cyrene, Cyrenaica. Under the Ptolemies, ca 221-140 BC. AE 15mm. Diademed head of Ptolemy I right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOY, female (Libya?) head left, cornucopiae below chin. SNG Cop 449. TextImage
RPC 917Cyrene, Cyrenaica, AE26, Crassus (Consul c. 31-30 BC), 11,87 gr. KYΡA, Head of Libya right / KΡAΣ, Crocodile right. RPC 917; Svoronos pl. 63, 29 = BMC 25ff.TextImage
RPC 922Mark Antony & Cleopatra VII AE 26mm of Cyrenaica. Summer 31 BC. BACIΛ ΘEA NE in three lines / ANTΩ-YΠA-Γ in three lines. RPC I 922; Svoronos 1899; Weiser 188.TextImage
RPC 942Augustus, AE28 of Cyrene, Cyrenaica. 1st c. AD. Magistrate Scato. 13.36 g. CAESAR TR POT AGRIPPA, bare head of Augustus right, facing bare head of Agrippa. / SCATO PROCOS in two lines in laurel wreath. RPC 942; SNG Munich 433; BMC 36–39; Paris 363-365; Luynes 3693; SNG Bern 3842.TextImage
RPC 943Augustus, AE24 of Cyrene, Cyrenaica. 1st c. AD. CAESAR TR POT, bare head of Augustus right / SCATO PR above and beneath chair (sella castrensis) with cushion on seat. RPC 943; SNG Cop 1320; BMC 40.TextImage
Syd 176Trajan AR Drachm of Cyrene, Cyrenaica, or Caesarea, Cappadocia. AYT KAIΣ NEΡ TΡAIAN ΣEB ΓEΡM, laureate head right / ΔHMAΡX EX YΠAT Γ, head of Zeus-Ammon right. SNG Cop 202, Metcalf p155 note.TextImage