Ancient Coinage of Phrygia, Hadrianopolis-Sebaste



Coins of Hadrianopolis-Sebaste are relatively scarce and their somewhat barbaric-looking busts and poorly engraved legends can usually help to distinguish its coins from the better engraved coins of Hadrianopolis, Thrace.
Note: Hadrianopolis-Sebaste is not the same city as Sebaste.

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CIVIC AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
G&N 30, 365Hadrianopolis-Sebaste, Phrygia. AE17, semi-autonomous issue, AD 193-211. 3.25 g. BOYΛH, veiled and draped bust of Boule right. / AΔΡIANOΠO, eagle standing facing, head left, wings spread, holding wreath in beak. G&N 30, 365. Unpublished.TextImage
Prowe III 1725Hadrianopolis-Sebaste, AE18, semi-autonomous issue. 3.53 g. Bearded head of Herakles left. / AΔΡIANOΠ-OΛEITΩN, Herakles standing right, holding lionskin and club. Prowe III 1725.TextImage
SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
Triton XIX, 362Septimius Severus and Julia Domna, AE39 of Hadrianopolis-Sebaste, Phrygia. AD 193-211. 34.15 g. Magistrate Potitus. AY KAI CEΠ CEYΡOC CEΠT IOYΛIA ΔOMNA CEBAC, draped bust of Julia Domna right, facing radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus left / (clockwise from lower right:) EΠI ΠOTEITOY IEΡO MNHM CEBACTH AΔΡIAN-OΠO, Helios, holding whip and globe in left, driving quadriga right; Nike flying right above, crowning horses. Unpublished. Triton XIX, lot 362.TextImage
Weber 7097Septimius Severus, AE22 of Hadrianopolis-Sebaste, Phrygia. AY K Λ CEΠ CEYHΡO, laureate, draped bust right / (from top left) AΔΡIANO CEB, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Weber 7097.TextImage
JULIA DOMNA
Aiello 11959Julia Domna, AE24 of Hadrianopolis-Sebaste, Phrygia. AD 193-217. Magistrate Aristodemos. IOYΛIA ΔOMNA CEB, draped bust right. / AΔΡIAN EΠI AΡICTOΔH, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Aiello 11959; rev. legend var of Lindgren 958.TextImage
Lindgren 958Julia Domna, AE24 of Hadrianopolis-Sebaste, Phrygia. AD 193-217. Magistrate Aristodemos. 5.29 g. IOYΛ ΔOMNA CEB, draped bust right. / AΔΡIAN EΠI AΡICTOΔHMOY, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Lindgren I, 958 (this coin). (Legends var of SNG von Aulock 3607).TextImage
SNG Munich 213 varJulia Domna AE33 of Hadrianopolis-Sebaste, Phrygia, magistrate Kallicrates. Struck under Caracalla, AD 212-217. IOYΛIA ΔOMNA AYΓ, draped bust right / CEB AΔΡIANOΠO AΡCE KAΛIKΡATOY, C-B, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Von Aulock, Phrygiens -; SNG MŁnchen 213 var (this reverse for Caracalla); SNG von Aulock 3607 var. (magistrate).TextImage
SNG Tub. 4016 varJulia Domna, AE22 of Hadrianopolis-Sebaste, Phrygia. Magistrate Poteitos. 4.9g. IOYΛ-IA CEBA, draped bust right / AΔΡIANO AΡ ΠOTEITOY, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Loebbecke ZfN XII. p. 345, 1; SNG Tuebingen 4016 var. (rev. legend)TextImage
SNG vA 8371Julia Domna, AE24 of Hadrianopolis-Sebaste, Phrygia. 5.33 g. Magistrate Mnes. Iero. IOYΛIA ΔOMNA CE, draped bust right. / EΠI MNHC IEΡO CEB AΔΡIANOΠO, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. SNG von Aulock 8371.TextImage
SNG vA 8371 varJulia Domna, AE22 of Hadrianopolis-Sebaste, Phrygia, Mne.. magistrate IOYΛ ΔOMNA, draped bust right. / Garbled magistrate's name CTΡ ΛAΡ MNH.., Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. SNG von Aulock 8371 var (legends).TextImage
CARACALLA
BMC 4Caracalla, AE23 of Hadrianopolis, Phrygia. M AY ANTΩNEI, laureate, draped bust right / AΔΡIA AΡX ΠOTEITO, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. BMC 4; SNG Cop 407.TextImage
BMC 4 (2)Caracalla AE21 of Hadrianopolis-Sebaste, Phrygia. 6.85 g. AD 198-217. Magistrate Poteitos. M AY ANTΩN (Ω upside down), laureate, cuirassed bust right. / AΔΡIA (A)ΡX ΠOTEITO, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. BMC 4; SNG Cop 407.TextImage
Leypold 1554Caracalla AE32 of Hadrianopolis-Sebaste, Phrygia. AD 198-217. 22,29 g. Magistrate Kallikrates. AY K M AYΡ ANTωNINOC CEB, laureate head right. / CEB AΔΡIANOΠO EΠI AΡX KAΛΛIKΡATOY CB, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. SNG Leypold 1554; Imhoof GM 686 corr. (magistrate's name misspelled); Arslan (1990), 28.TextImage
Obolos 16, 1009Caracalla AE20 of Hadrianopolis-Sebaste, Phrygia. AD 198-217. 3.10 g. ΠEIE ANTΩN, radiate head right. / AΔΡIANOΠ, eagle standing facing, head left, holding wreath in beak. Unpublished. Nomos Obolos 16, 1009.TextImage
SNG Righetti 1181Caracalla, AE23 of Hadrianopolis-Sebaste, Phrygia. AD 198-217. 5.06 g. AY K ANTΩN, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / EΠI AΡX AΛEXANΔΡO AΔΡIANOΠOΛEIT, distyle temple with two-handled vase or krater within. SNG Righetti 1181; Prowe III 1728 (this coin).TextImage
GETA
BMC 3 varGeta, AE20 of Hadrianopolis-Sebaste, Phrygia. Λ CEΠ ΓETAC K, bare head right / AΔΡIANOΠOΛEITΩN, MÍn riding left. BMC 3 var (obv. legend).TextImage
Obolos 17, 491Geta, AE18 of Hadrianopolis-Sebaste, Phrygia. AD 198-209. 3.61 g. Λ CE ΓETAC, bare-headed, cuirassed bust right. / AΔΡIAN, eagle standing front, head right, wings spread. Unpublished. Nomos Obolos 17, 491.TextImage
SNG Cop 409 Geta AE 20mm of Hadrianopolis-Sebaste, Phrygia. Λ CEΠT ΓETAC K, draped & cuirassed bust right / AΔΡIA AΡC ΠOTEITO, Tyche standing facing, head left, holding rudder & cornucopiae.TextImage
SNG Munich 214Geta, AE23 of Hadrianopolis, Phrygia. Λ CEΠ ΓETAC K, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right / AΔΡIA AΡC ΠOTEITOY, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. SNG Munich 214; SNG von Aulock 8372 var (bust type); Lindgren III 589A var (ditto).TextImage
SNG Tub 4017Geta, AE of Hadrianopolis-Sebaste, Phrygia. 197-209 AD. 5.83 g. L CEP GETAC KAI, bare-headed, cuirassed bust right / AΔΡIA EΠI ΠOTEIT, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. SNG Tuebingen 4017; SNG Leypold 1555.TextImage
SNG vA 8372Geta, AE21 of Hadrianopolis-Sebaste, Phrygia. 5.32 gr. Λ CEΠ ΓETAC KAI, bare-headed, cuirassed bust right / AΔΡI AΡC ΠOTEITO, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. SNG von Aulock 8372.TextImage
SNG vA 8372Geta, AE22 of Hadrianopolis-Sebaste, Phrygia. Poteitos, archon. Λ CEΠ ΓETAC K, bare-headed, cuirassed bust right / AΔΡIA AΡC ΠOTEITOY, Tyche standing left, holding rudder on globe and cornucopiae. SNG von Aulock 8372 (with ΠOTEITO); SNG Cop 409 (with ΠOTEITOY); Mionnet V 243 (ditto).TextImage
Woellner Phrygia 67Geta, AE18 of Hadrianopolis-Sebaste, Phrygia. 2.9 g. AD 198-209. AY ΓET KE, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right. / AΔΡIANOΠO, eagle standing front, head left, wreath in beak, wings spread. Woellner Phrygia 67. Unpublished for Geta.TextImage
SEVERUS ALEXANDER
CNG 78, 1340Severus Alexander AE32 of Hadrianopolis-Sebaste, Phrygia. AD 222-235. 21.74 g. AY K M AY CEY AΛEXANΔΡOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / AΡC ΔIOΦANTOY AΛEX..., AΔΡIANO-ΠOΛE around and beneath emperor on horseback stepping right, holding spear. Imhoof KM 6 for magistrate. Apparently unpublished; CNG 78, 1340.TextImage
Waddington 6076Severus Alexander AE26 of Hadrianopolis-Sebaste, Phrygia. AD 222-235. 10.72 g. Magistrate Amiantos. AY K M AY CEY AΛEΞANΔΡOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / AΔΡIANO EΠI AMIANTOY KAΡMEIOC CEB around, below and in fields, river-god Karmeios reclining left, holding cornucopiae and resting left arm on urn from which water flows. Waddington 6076 (this coin); Paris 1197; Lindgren III, 590; Imhoof GM 688; RPC VI online 5803.TextImage
MAXIMINUS I
RPC ol 5811Maximinus I AE24 of Hadrianopolis-Sebaste, Phrygia. AD 235-238. 7.24 g. AY K Γ I OY MAΞIMEINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / EΠI X KAΛΠOYΡNIOY B CEB AΔΡIA, river-god Carmias reclining right, holding cornucopiae and resting on vase from which water flows. RPC VI temp 5811; BMC 1979.0101.2233.TextImage
MAXIMUS
Imhoof KMA 187Maximus AE21mm of Hadrianopolis-Sebaste, Phrygia. AD 235-238. Magistrate Ch. Lucius. 5.09 g. K MAΞIMOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / AΔΡIANO EΠI Ξ ΛOYKIOY, Homonoia standing left, holding patera and cornucopiae. Imhoof KM Additions 187 in RSN XIX 1913; RPC VI Online 5816.TextImage
GORDIAN III
RPC VII 803Gordian III, AE34 of Hadrianopolis-Sebaste, Phrygia. 26.41 g. AD 238-244. A K M ANTΩ ΓOΡΔIANOC B, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / AΔΡIANOΠO EΠI X KAIKINOY B around, C-B across fields, Dionysos, naked, standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos, panther at foot left. RPC VII 803 (this coin); Boston 1963-219.TextImage
SNG vA 8375Gordian III, AE33 of Hadrianopolis-Sebaste, Phrygia. A K M ANTΩ ΓOΡΔIANOC B, Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / EΠ C KAIKINIOY B AΔΡIANOΠO, C-EB around and across fields, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. RPC 805.4; SNG von Aulock 8375.TextImage
SNG vA 8375Gordian III, AE33 of Hadrianopolis-Sebaste, Phrygia. Kaikinios, magistrate. A K M ANTΩ ΓOΡΔIANOC B, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / EΠ C KAIKINIOY B AΔΡIANOΠO, C-EB around and across fields, Tyche standing left, holding rudder on globe and cornucopiae. SNG von Aulock 8375; Loebbecke in ZFN 1885, p.345.TextImage