Ancient Coinage of Mysia, Apollonia ad Rhyndacum



Apollonia ad Rhyndacus (modern day Gölyaz in NW Anatolia) was on a promontory on the NE shore of Lake Uluabat near the Rhyndacus river. Almost no remains have been preserved. Because of the numerous towns called Apollonia in Caria, Thrace, Pisidia, Illyria and Mysia, and the similarity of their inscriptions, some numismatic works can differ about which coins are from which town.

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CITY AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
BMC 3Apollonia ad Rhyndacum, Mysia. AE17, civic issue, 200-150 BC. Laureate head of Zeus right. / AΠOΛΛΩ-NIATΩN ΡY-NΔA above and beneath and to left and right of winged thunderbolt. BMC 3; Imhoof KM 4; Fritze Mysien 204-205; Mionnet II 32; Mionnet III, 47; Mionnet Supp VI, 166; Walcher 1855; Lindgren III 225.TextImage
Imhoof KM 1Mysia, Apollonia ad Rhyndacum. AE16 civic issue, 200-100 BC. 3.94 g. Veiled head of Demeter right, wearing stephane. / AΠOΛΛΩ-NIATΩN, downwards to right and left of two lighted torches. Imhoof KM 1; SNG von Aulock 1063; Fritze Mysien 208; Mionnet II, 59; Waddington 641; Paris 68.TextImage
Fritze 203Apollonia ad Rhyndacum, Mysia, AE19, Civic issue, 200-150 BC. Head of Zeus right, hair bound and wearing laurel wreath / AΠOΛΛΩ-NIATΩ ΡYN-ΔA above, beneath, to left and right of thunderbolt, all within wreath of oak leaves. Fritze Mysien 203-205; Imhoof KM 4; BMC 3 (Caria); Paris 66; Mionnet II, 32; Mionnet III, 47; Mionnet Supp. VI,166; Walcher 1855; Lindgren III 225.TextImage
SNG Ash 505Apollonia ad Ryndacum, Mysia. AE20. Civic issue, 200-150 BC. 6.12 g. Laureate head of Apollo right. / AΠOΛΛΩ-NIATΩN to right and left of Apollo, wearing long robe, standing right, holding lyre. SNG Ashmolean 505; Milne 2 in NC 1935.TextImage
Waddington 643Apollonia ad Rhyndacum, Mysia, AE20, civic issue, 200-150 BC. Laureate head of Apollo right. / AΠOΛΛΩ-NIATΩN ΡYN-ΔA to right and left, above and beneath lyre, all within laurel wreath. Waddington 643 (this coin); Paris 70; Fritze Mysien 200-201; Philipsen 1736.TextImage
DOMITIAN
RPC 878Domitian, AE14 of Apollonia ad Rhyndacum, Mysia. AD 81-96. AYT ΔOMITIANOC KA, laureate head right. / AΠOΛΛΩNI ΡYN, lyre. RPC II 878; Fritze Mysien 214; Wiczay 5395.TextImage
NERVA
BMC 19Nerva, AE18 of Apollonia ad Rhyndacum, Mysia. AD 96-98. AYT NEΡBA KAICAΡ CEB, laureate head right. / AΠOΛΛΩNIATΩN ΡYNΔ, Apollo, naked, standing front, looking right, holding arrow in raised right hand, leaning elbow of raised left arm on a tall pillar or column. BMC 19; Fritze 217; RPC III 1592.5 (this coin); Paris 71; SNG France 91; Sestini-Chaudoir 1.TextImage
SNG Leypold 284Nerva, AE13 of Apollonia ad Rhyndacum, Mysia. 96-98 AD. AYT NEΡBAΣ KAIΣAΡ ΣEBA, laureate head right / AΠO to right of lyre; plant(?) to left. SNG Leypold 284; Fritze Mysia 220 var; cf. AMNG IV 220.TextImage
MARCUS AURELIUS
SNG France 99Marcus Aurelius, AE36 of Apollonia ad Rhyndacum, Mysia. 161-180 AD. AVK Λ IM AYΡH ANTΩNEINOC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / AΠOΛΛΩNIATΩN ΠΡOC ΡYNΔA, KΔ below, Apollo standing facing, pointing to head and being crowned by Artemis standing left; to left of Apollo, filleted and serpent-entwined tripod. SNG France 99.TextImage
SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
v. Fritze 273vSeptimius Severus, AE33 of Apollonia ad Rhyndacum, Mysia. 193-211 AD. 11.31 gr. AV KAI Λ CEΠT CEOVHΡOC Π, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / AΠOΛΛΩNIATΩN, Artemis walking left, wearing long chiton and peplos flying behind, a torch in each hand. von Fritze Mysiens, 273 var (with obv. legend); Imhoof RSN 1913 p. 19,39 var (ditto).TextImage
Fritze 275Septimius Severus, AE37 of Apollonia Ad Rhyndacum, Mysia. AD 193-211. AY KAI Λ CEΠTI CEOYHΡOC ΠEΡTIN, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / AΠOΛΛΩNIATΩN ΠΡOC ΡYNΔAK, Apollo standing right, naked, resting left arm on column, holding arrow, and extending right hand behind him. Fritze Mysien 275; Naury Bey 1374 corr. ("Lucius Verus"); de Behr 450.TextImage
JULIA DOMNA
Fritze 280Julia Domna, AE20 of Apollonia ad Rhyndacum, Mysia. AD 193-217. IOYΛIA AYΓOYCTA, draped bust right. / AΠOΛΛΩNIATΩN, Telesphoros standing front, wearing hooded cloak. Fritze Mysien 280; Hasluck 14 (NC 1906); Paris 88; Waddington 2246; SNG France III, 112.TextImage
MAXIMINUS I
Lindgren I 210 Maximinus I AE37 of Apollonia ad Rhyndacum, Mysia. Γ IOV OVH Γ MAXIMINOC, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / AΠOΛΛΩNIATΩN, tetrastyle temple housing statue of Zeus right, bearing thunderbolt, (...PY...) below.TextImage