Ancient Coinage of Olbia, Sarmatia

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Anokhin 8Olbia, Sarmatia. late 5th Century BC. Cast AE Obol (142.56 gm). Head of Athena left, in crested Corinthian helmet; dolphin before / Four-spoked wheel; Π-A-Y-Σ in angles. TextImage
Anokhin 517Olbia, Sarmatia. AE13. ca 100-50 BC. 2.39 g. Lyre with three strings. / Star with eight rays. Anokhin 517; Hoover HGC 1921; Frolova 2161-2166; Blaramberg coll. 168.TextImage
Anokhin 518Olbia, Sarmatia. AE15, civic issue, mid-1st century BC. 2.82 g. Male head right, resembling Asander. / Palm frond (palm branch). Anokhin 518 (as 'Nike'); Hoover III, 1922 (as 'Nike').TextImage
Frolova 235Olbia, Sarmatia, AE65, 4th century BC. Facing female head, wearing necklace / OΛBIH, eagle standing right on dolphin, head turned back, wings spread, palm branch above Y below. Frolova 235.TextImage
Frolova 718Olbia, Sarmatia, Black Sea. 330-250 BC. AE25. Horned head of river-god Borysthenes (Dniepr) left / OΛBIO,, bowcase and axe, Φ below. Frolova 718.TextImage
Frolova 814Olbia, Black Sea, AE24. 330-250 BC. Bearded and horned head of the river-god Dniepr left / OΛBIO legend above bowcase, bow and axe, issue mark ΦI below. Frolova 814; BMC Black Sea 469; Blaramberg 123.TextImage
Frolova 850Olbia, Sarmatia, 310-300 BC. Head of bearded river-god left / OΛBIA,, trident-labrys and bow-case. ΛA monogram below. Frolova 850.TextImage
Frolova 882Olbia, Sarmatia, AE22. 300-275 BC. Head of bearded river-god left / OΛBIO,, bowcase and axe, ΔI below. Frolova 882.TextImage
Frolova 1023Olbia, Sarmatia. AE23-23. Horned head of river-god Borysthenes (Dniepr) left / OΛBIA,, bowcase and axe, MOI below. Frolova 1023-1026.TextImage
Frolova 1040Olbia, Sarmatia. AE 21. 7.2 gr. Horned head of river-god Borysthenes (Dniepr) left / OΛBIO,, bow in bowcase and axe, HP monogram below. Frolova 1040; GIM 1232.TextImage
Frolova 2121Olbia, Sarmatia. AE16, civic issue, ca 100-90 BC. 3.57 g. Veiled and turreted head of Tyche or Kybele right. Countermark: laurel branch in circular incuse. / OΛBI-OΠOΛI, drum, with triangle to left and cymbals to right. Frolova 2121-2127; Blaramberg 163; Hoover 1917.TextImage
Frolova 2249Olbia, Black Sea, AE20mm, 4.2g. Laureate head of Zeus right, countermark: caduceus / OΛBIO-ΠOΛEITEΩN above and beneath eagle standing left, wings spread. ΘQ-EY across fields, ΠA monogram in left field. Frolova 2249; Blarmamberg Coll. 42.TextImage
Frolova 2329Olbia, Thrace-Scythia-Sarmatia. AE24. AD 69-96. 12.9 g. OΛBIOΠOΛEI, laureate head of Apollo right. / IEΡ ΘEO B (B is retrograde), sea-eagle standing right on dolphin, XAΡ monogram at lower right. Frolova 2329-2336.TextImage
Frolova 2469Olbia, Thrace-Scythia-Sarmatia. AE20. AD 69-96. 6.78 g. OΛBIOΠOΛ-EI, laureate head of Apollo right. / TΦCω, sea-eagle standing right on dolphin, XAΡ monogram above, ΠA monogram at lower right. Frolova & Abramzon 2469; RPC II 492; SNG Pushkin 519; SNG Stancomb 941.TextImage
Mionnet 16Olbia, Sarmatia. AE18. Head of Demeter right crowned with grain ears / / OΛBIO BΣE above and beneath eagle with closed wings, standing right on dolphin which it attacks with its beak. Mionnet Supp. II, 16; Sestini 47; SNG Black Sear:-; BMC:-.TextImage
SNG BMC 358Olbia, Scythia, AR stater, Dynast Eminakos, ca. 450-425 BC., 11.50g. [EMINAK]O , Herakles, naked and wearing lionskin headdress, kneeling right, stringing a bow / Four-spoked studded wheel of ‘solar-disk’ design, four dolphins swimming around, all within incuse square. SNG BM Black Sea 358; SNG Stancomb 342; Rosen 147; Jameson 2536.TextImage
SNG BMC 360Olbia, Sarmatia. c5th-4th Century BC. AE 30mm. Leaping dolphin with a dorsal spine. TextImage
SNG BMC 361Olbia, Sarmatia. 5th Century BC. Cast AE 29mm. Leaping dolphin with dorsal spine. TextImage
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SNG BMC 362Olbia, Sarmatia. Circa 5th Century BC. Cast AE 42mm. Dolphin left with raised spine / Dolphin right with raised spine. TextImage
SNG BMC 362Olbia, Sarmatia. Circa 5th Century BC. Cast AE 42x12mm. Dolphin with raised spine / Similar. SNG Stancombe 334. TextImage
SNG BMC 367Olbia, Sarmatia. Circa 5th-4th Century BC. AE 30mm Dolphin. Leaping dolphin with a bulbous tail, protruding eye. TextImage
SNG BMC 369Olbia, Sarmatia. Late 5th-4th Century BC. AE Cast 27mm Dolphin with fin; Q Y on reverse. TextImage
SNG BMC 373Olbia, Sarmatia. 5th Century BC. Cast AE 28mm. Leaping dolphin; QU on flat reverse. TextImage
SNG BMC 376Olbia, Sarmatia. Cast AE26mm, Late 5th-4th C. BC. Leaping dolphin with dorsal spine; APIX:O on flat reverse. TextImage
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SNG BMC 376cfOlbia, Sarmatia Cast AE 43mm. Late 5th to 4th Century BC. Dolphin right / Flat with APIXO. TextImage
SNG BMC 387Olbia. 450-400. Cast AE 28mm. Gorgoneion / Wheel, A-P-I-X in corners. SNG Stancomb 344. TextImage
SNG BMC 389vSarmatia. Olbia. Later 5th-4th Century BC. AE Cast 28mm. Facing Gorgoneion / APIX within wheel. TextImage
SNG BMC 390ffOlbia, Sarmatia. 400-350 BC. AE 63mm. Facing female head in necklace / OΛBIH, eagle standing left, head reverted. TextImage
SNG BMC 396Olbia, Sarmatia. 400-350 BC. Cast AE 36mm. Gorgoneion / Eagle standing left on dolphin. SNG BMC Black Sea 396-399; SNG Stancomb 346. TextImage
SNG BMC 396ffOlbia. 400-350. Cast AE 35mm. Gorgoneion / Eagle standing left on dolphin. SNG Stancomb 346. TextImage
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SNG BMC 382Olbia, Sarmatia. Circa 400-350 BC. AE Cast 66mm, Aes Leve. Gorgoneion / Eagle flying right, holding dolphin; APIX around. Thurlow & Vecchi pl. 1. TextImage
SNG BMC 418Olbia, AE8, 1.07 gr. ca 350-330 BC. Laureate head of Apollo right / OΛBIO, beneath dolphin swimming right, barley corn at top left. SNG BM Black Sea 418.TextImage
SNG BMC 538Olbia, Sarmatia, AE18, civic issue. ca. 360-300 BC. 5.42 g. Turreted and wreathed head of Tyche left. / OΛBIA, archer kneeling left, drawing bow. AΡ monogram in left field. SNG BM Black Sea 538-539; Hoover HGC 1898; SNG Moscow 1554-1559; Mionnet Supp. II, 27; Frolova 1333-1336.TextImage
SNG BMC 550Olbia, Sarmatia, AV hemidrachm, ca. 330-300 BC. 12mm, 2.12 g. Head of Demeter left, wreathed with corn / OΛ beneath dolphin swimming left. SNG BMC Black Sea 550; Anokhin, Black Sea, 121.TextImage
SNG BMC 569Olbia, Sarmatia. AE14, civic issue, ca 240-230 BC. 3.74 g. Veiled head of Demeter right. / OΛBIO, corn-ear, MΔ downwards to left. SNG BMC Black Sea 569; SNG Stancomb 407 (this coin); Anson 1154; Mionnet Supp. I, 181; SNG Moskau 1771-1774; Hoover 1905.TextImage
SNG BMC 609Olbia, Sarmatia, AE21, civic issue. ca. 250-225 BC. 6.46 g. Radiate head of Helios facing. / OΛ, foreparts of two horses left and right. SNG BM Black Sea 609-610; Hoover HGC 1892; SNG Moscow 1843-1845; SNG Stancomb 418-421; Frolova 1494.TextImage
SNG BMC 633Olbia, Sarmatia, AE17, civic issue. ca. 175-150 BC. 4.77 g. Laureate head of Apollo right, countermark of helmeted head right within circular incuse below. / OΛBIO B-A EI-ΡH monogram, lyre. SNG BM Black Sea 633-636; Hoover HGC 1904; SNG Moscow 2189-2222; SNG Stancomb 443; Frolova 1917-1923.TextImage
SNG BMC 664Olbia, Sarmatia, c. 150 BC. AE13mm, 2.42g. Helmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing right. SNG BM Black Sea 664-5.TextImage
SNG BMC 677Olbia, Sarmatia. AE19, civic issue, ca 100-90 BC. 5.67 g. Laureate head of Zeus right, two countermarks: star and laurel branch. / OΛBI-OΠO ΛIT-EΩN in two lines to left and right of sceptre. SNG BMC 677 and 679-681; Frolova 2080-2088; Blaramberg 154 corr. ("arrow"); Hoover HGC 1895.TextImage
SNG BMC 678Olbia, Sarmatia. AE20, civic issue, ca 100-90 BC. 4.72 g. Laureate head of Zeus right, countermark: laurel branch. / OΛBI-OΠO ΛIT-EΩN in two lines to left and right of sceptre or thyrsos. SNG BMC 678; Frolova 2080-2088; Blaramberg 154 corr. ("arrow"); Hoover HGC 1895; Righetti IV, 10.TextImage
SNG BMC 689Olbia, Sarmatia, AE12, civic issue. ca. 130-120 BC. 2.63 g. Draped bust of Hermes to right, wearing petasos. / OΛBIA, winged caduceus. SNG BM Black Sea 689; SNG Moscow 2286-2299.TextImage
SNG Cop 71Dolphin-shaped coin, 0.95 gm. Two-sided fish with large eyes and fin, no tail. TextImage
Sear 1684Olbia, Thrace-Sarmatia, AE Dolphin, 26mm-28mm, c. 250 BC. Bold dolphin shape, with eye in relief.TextImage
Sear 1685Olbia, Thrace-Sarmatia. AE22, 310-280 BC. 10.24 g. Horned bearded river-god Borysthenes left. / OΛBIO, Bow in case; above axe; KI monogram above. SNG Cop.85var (monog.); Sear SG 1685; BMC 10; SNG BM Black Sea 467.TextImage
JULIA DOMNA
Frolova 2682Julia Domna AE21 of Olbia, Sarmatia. ΔOMNA AYΓOYCTA, draped bust right / OΛBIOΠOΛEITΩN, B (to left), eagle standing half right, head left. Frolova 2682. TextImage
CARACALLA
SNG Moscow 2895Caracalla, AE22 of Olbia, Sarmatia. AD 198-217. 4.94 g. AYT M AYΡ ANTωNEINOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / OΛBIOΠOΛEITωN, Zeus seated right, holding thunderbolt and sceptre. Value mark Δ below. SNG Moscow 2895-2903; Frolova 2667-2674; Mionnet Supp. II, 104-105.TextImage
GETA
SNG Moscow 2920Geta, AE15 of Olbia, Sarmatia. AD 198-209. 2.11 g. K Λ Θ CEΠTI ΓETAC, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right. / OΛBIOΠOΛEITωN, Warrior standing right, holding spear and extending left hand. A in left field. SNG Moscow 2920-2935; Frolova 2699-2707.TextImage
SEVERUS ALEXANDER
SNG Moscow 2936Severus Alexander AE24 of Olbia, Sarmatia. AD 222-235. 8.70 g. AYT K M AYΡ CEOY AΛEXANΔΡOC, laureate head right. / OΛBIOΠOΛEITωN, eagle standing front, head left, wings spread, holding wreath in beak, small altar between legs. Value mark Δ in upper right field. SNG Moscow 2936-2956; SNG Stancomb 949-950; Blaramberg 196; Frolova 2708-2713; Mionnet Supp. II, 106.TextImage
SNG Moscow 2970Severus Alexander AE15 of Olbia, Sarmatia. AD 222-235. 2.64 g. AYT K CEOY AΛEXANΔΡOC, laureate head right. / OΛB-ΠOΛI-TωN in three lines within wreath. SNG Moscow 2970-2978; SNG Stancomb 951; Blaramberg 197; Frolova 2742-2750.TextImage
Blaramberg: Choix des medailles antiques d'Olbiopolis ou Olbia pdf from the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
Another version: Blaramberg: Choix des medailles antiques d'Olbiopolis ou Olbia pdf from the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris
Entry for Olbia, Sarmatia on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Olbia in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum