Ancient Coinage of Syria, Decapolis, Dium



The site of ancient Dium has not yet been conclusively identified but Pliny describes it as a neighbour of Pella. Spijkerman believed it may be today's Tel El Husn.
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CIVIC AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
BMC 19Dium, Syria, AE12, 1.7 gr, 89-88 BC. Turreted head of Tyche right / ΔKΣ ΔIOY A in three lines. BMC Arabia 19; Rollin & Feuardent 7801.TextImage
JULIA DOMNA
Spij. 5Julia Domna, AE21 of Dium, Syria. Dated year 270 (207-208 AD). IOYΛI ΔOMNA, draped bust right / ΔEIHNΩ-OC, Tyche standing right, holding sceptre and cornucopiae, one foot on half-figure of river-god swimming right; to right, Nike standing on column, crowning Tyche. Spijkerman 5.TextImage
CARACALLA
Spij. 1Caracalla, AE25 of Dium, Syria. 14.07 gr. Dated year 268 (205-206 AD). AV K M AV ANTΩNEINOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / KOI CYΠ ΔIEHN-ΩN HSC around and beneath hexastyle temple with central arch and pediment; eagle above arch; flaming altar within temple. Spijkerman 1.TextImage
Spij. 2Caracalla, AE25 of Dium, Syria. 14.07 gr. AV K M AV ANTΩ CE, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / KOIC ΔIEHN-ΩN around and beneath hexastyle temple with central arch and pediment; eagle above arch; flaming altar within temple; O-C (year 270 = 207-208 AD) above. Spijkerman 2; SGI 2695.TextImage
Spij. 3Caracalla, AE24 of Dium, Syria. 11.20 gr. Dated year 271 (208-209 AD). AV K M AV ANTΩNEI, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / ΔIEHN-ΩN AOC KOI CYΡ HΣC around and beneath hexastyle temple with central arch and pediment; eagle above arch; flaming altar within temple. Spijkerman 3; Rosenberger 3; SNG ANS 1280.TextImage
GETA
BMC 1Geta, AE of Dium, Syria. Dated local year 268, AD 205-206. 11.80 g. ΠOY ΠE ΓETAC K, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right. / ΔEIHN-ωN and date HΞC, anti-clockwise from exergue, Baal or Zeus Heliopolis, kalathos on head, standing front, holding eagle-tipped sceptre and Nike, two bulls at his feet left and right. BMC 1; SNG ANS 1281; Sofaer 5.TextImage
Spij. 6Geta, AE27 of Dium, Syria. Dated year 268 (205-206 AD. ΠOY ΠC ΓETAC K, Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΔEIH-NEN KΣC around and beneath war-god standing facing, polos on head, holding eagle-tipped sceptre and Nike; two recumbent bulls at his feet. Spijkerman 6; Meshorer 244; SNG ANS 1281-1282.TextImage
Spij. 7Geta, AE22 of Dium, Syria, Dated year 270 = 207/208 AD. Π CEΠ ΓETAC, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΔEIH-NΩN OC to left, right and beneath war-god Hadad standing facing, wearing horned modius and cuirass, right hand resting on eagle-tipped sceptre and holding wreath-bearing Nike; recumbent bulls to left and right. Spijkerman 7; SGI 2905.TextImage
Spij. 8Geta AE23 of Dium, Syria. AD 207-208. Π CEΠ ΓETAC, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΔEIHN ΩN AOC beneath, to right and left of the war god Haddad standing facing, wearing horned kalathos, holding Nike and eagle-tipped sceptre; recumbent bull on each side. Rosenberger 7; Spijkerman 8; SNG ANS 1281.TextImage
ELAGABALUS
Spij. 10Elagabalus, AE20 of Dium, Syria. AV KECAΡ ANTΩNIN, laureate, cuirassed bust right / ΔEIHN-ΩN KOC ΓΠC around and beneath hexastyle temple with central arch and pediment, eagle above arch, flaming altar within. Spijkerman 10.TextImage