Ancient Coinage of Laconia, Asopus



The ancient town of Asopos are today ruins on the small promontory SE of Plytra. Under Roman rule it was an important town on Cape Maleas and a major centre on the imperial Roman road network. Ruins are still visible on the shore and on the seabed (tombs, bath houses with mosaic floors and the ruins of other buildings).

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JULIA DOMNA
CNG 380, 405Julia Domna, AE21 of Asopus, Laconia. AD 193-217. 6 g. IOYΛIA ΔOMNA AY, draped bust right. / ACωΠEITωN, Nemesis standing left, hand raised to face, wheel at foot. Unpublished reverse for Julia Domna. CNG 380, 405.TextImage
CARACALLA
Mionnet 78 Caracalla AE 23mm of Lakonia, Asopus. Youthful, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right / ACωΠEITωN, Tyche standing left, turreted, holding patera and cornucopiae. Mionnet 78; BCD Pelop. (LHS) 948-949. TextImage
Mionnet Supp 4, 47Caracalla AE21 of Asopus, Laconia. AD 198-217. 5.77 g. M AYΡH ANTωNEINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / ACΩΠEITΩN, Poseidon standing front, holding trident. Mionnet Supp. IV, 47, citing Eckhel, Cat. Vindob. p. 121, 1.TextImage
PLAUTILLA
Weber 4139Plautilla, AE21 of Asopos, Laconia, AD 202-205. ΦOYΛ ΠΛAYTIΛΛA, draped bust right / ACωΠEITωN, Hera (or Tyche) standing left, towered, holding patera and cornucopiae. Weber 4139; BCD Pelopp. 950.TextImage
CARACALLA
Mionnet II, 78Caracalla AE23 of Asopus, Laconia. M AYΡH ANTωNEINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / ACωΠEITωN, Hera (or Tyche) standing left, turreted, holding patera and cornucopiae. BCD 948-949; Mionnet II, 48. TextImage
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