Ancient Coinage of Paphlagonia, Abonoteichos-Ionopolis


Abonoteichos, on the coast of Paphlagonia, modern day Inebolu was founded by Ionians. The town's name was changed during Antoninan times to Ionopolis. It was the site of a 2nd-century AD temple of Apollo. The coins of this city are quite rare and apart from a few remains of later castle walls, there are no ancient ruins in Inebolu.

Browse the Abonoteichos-Ionopolis page with thumbnail images.

ANTONINUS PIUS
Berlin 18215724Antoninus Pius, AE21 of Abunoteichos, Paphlagonia. AD 138-161. AY KA AΔΡI ANTΩNINΩN, laureate head right / ABΩNOTEIXEITΩN, Dionysos wearing long robe, standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos, panther at foot left. Berlin 18215724; RPC online 5356.TextImage
RecGen 5Antoninus Pius, AE22 of Abunoteichos, Paphlagonia. AD 138-161. AVT KAICAΡ ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right / ABΩNOTEIXEITΩN, Dionysos, wearing short chiton, standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos, panther at foot left. RecGen 5; Paris 481; Dalaison 16.TextImage
RecGen 8Antoninus Pius, AE29 of Abonuteichus, Paphlagonia. AD 138-161. 16.89 g. AYT KAICAΡ ANTΩNEINOC, bare head right / ABONOTEIXEITΩN ΓΛYKΩN, the coiled serpent Glykon, bearded and with long hair, head right. RecGen 8; BMC 1; Babelon 9 (RN 1900); RPC IV, 4881.TextImage
FAUSTINA II
Naville 16, 293Faustina II, AE28 of Abonuteichus-Ionopolis, Paphlagonia. AD 147-175. ΦAYCTEINA CEBACTH, draped bust right. / IONOΠOΛEITΩN around, ΓΛYKΩN below, coiled serpent Glykon, with human head, head right. Unpublished. Naville 16, 293 corr. (rev. legend). Not in RecGen or additions, RPC, Dalaison, BMC, Imhoof, Mionnet etc.TextImage
LUCIUS VERUS
Dalaison 28Lucius Verus, AE 26 of Abunoteichos-Ionopolis, Paphlagonia. AD 161-169. AV KAC Λ AVΡH OVHΡOC, laureate head right / IΩNOΠOΛEITΩN, bust of Serapis right, kalathos on head. Dalaison 28; Kovacs 12; Gamberini coll. 182.TextImage
LUCILLA
RecGen 17Lucilla, AE20 of Ionopolis, Paphlagonia. AD 164-182. ΛOYKIΛΛA CEBACTH, draped bust right / IΩNOΠOΛEITΩN, Artemis walking right, holding bow, reaching for an arrow from the quiver behind her shoulder. Mionnet II, 4; Paris FG 486; Waddington 15; RecGen 17; Dalaison 29.TextImage
GETA
RecGen 15Geta as Caesar, AE21 of Ionopolis, Paphlagonia. AD 198-209. Λ CEΠ ΓETAC KAI, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right / IΩNOΠOΛEITΩN, the coiled serpent Glykon on an ornate base, head right. Dalaison 31; Paris 487; Waddington 17; RecGen 15.TextImage
SEVERUS ALEXANDER
Dalaison 36Severus Alexander, AE21 of Ionopolis (Abunoteichos), Paphlagonia. M AY CEY AΛEXANΔΡOC AYΓ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / IΩNOΠOΛEIT, Dionysos, naked, standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos, panther at foot left. Dalaison 36; New York 1944.100.41499; RecGen -.TextImage
RecGen 16Severus Alexander, AE21 of Ionopolis, Paphlagonia. AD 222-235. M AVΡ CEVH AΛEXANΔΡOC AVΓ, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / IΩNOΠOΛEITΩN, Ionopolis, turreted and draped, seated left, holding patera and feeding the serpent Glykon which is entwined around her. Dalaison 34; Paris 488; Waddington 142; RecGen 16.TextImage
TREBONIANUS GALLUS
RecGen 18Trebonianus Gallus, AE28 of Abonuteichos-Ionopolis, Paphlagonia. 10.16 g. BEIBI TΡEB ΓAΛΛOC, radiate, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield / IΩNOΠOΛEITΩN, coiled serpent (Glykon) with head left. RecGen 18; Paris K 993; Waddington 20; Moustier 3111; Dalaison 41.TextImage
RecGen 19Trebonianus Gallus, AE32 of Ionopolis, Paphlagonia. BEIBI TΡEB ΓAΛΛOC, radiate and cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield. / ZEΦYΡIC IONOΠOΛEITΩN around, date H (8) in left field, Zephyris, naked, standing front, looking left, raising right hand and holding cloak over his lowered left arm. RecGen 19; Imhoof X in ZfN XX (this coin); Dalaison 40; Babelon 21 in RN 1900; Weiser (Bithynia, Cologne) 18-19.TextImage