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CITY AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
Lindgren 2156 Syria, Coele-Syria. Civic Issue. 2nd-3rd Century AD. AE 13mm. Marsyas standing right, holding wineskin / COL-HEL in two lines within laurel wreath. TextFull Size
Sawaya 262Heliopolis, Syria, AE14, 1,93 gr. Severan times, ca. AD 193-215. C-HE across field, Marsyas standing right, right hand raised, wineskin over shoulder / COL HEL in two lines within laurel wreath. Sawaya 262.TextFull Size
Sawaya 263Heliopolis, Syria, AE13, Severan times. C-HE, Marsyas standing right, holding wine skin over shoulder and raising right hand / CHE within wreath. Sawaya 263.TextFull Size
SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
AML 2157Septimius Severus AE 22mm of Heliopolis, Coele-Syria. Laureate bust right / COL HEL, two legionary standards with eagles. TextFull Size
BMC 1Septimius Severus AE24 of Heliopolis, Syria. 193-211 AD. 11.50g. IMP L SEV PERT AVG (from top right), radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / COL HEL above turreted, veiled, and draped bust of Tyche left, cornucopiae and palm branch behind head. BMC 1; Sawaya 84.TextFull Size
Lindgren III 1267Septimius Severus AE 16mm of Heliopolis in Coele Syria. Laureate head right / C-O H-EL in two lines across fields, caduceus in wreath. TextFull Size
Lindgren III 1266Septimius Severus AE 18mm of Heliopolis, Coele Syria. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Nike advancing left with palm, CO HEL in two lines in left field. TextFull Size
Lindgren III 1268Septimius Severus AE 21mm of Heliopolis, Coele Syria. Laureate head right / Turreted and veiled head of Tyche left; palm and cornucopiae behind. TextFull Size
Lindgren III 1274Septimius Severus AE 26mm of Heliopolis, Coele Syria. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Caracalla and Geta clasping hands, CH/L in field. TextFull Size
Sawaya 13-25Septimius Severus, AE25 of Heliopolis, Syria. AD 94. IMP L SEPT SEV PERT AVG, laureate, cuirassed bust right, seen from the back. / COL HEL beneath Tychè, turreted and holding rudder and cornucopiae, standing left on a pedestal between two female figures, each standing on a low column and holding the ends of a waving veil, at Tyche's feet are two small figures each holding a torch. Sawaya 13-25; Paris FG139; SNG Switzerland II 2162; Lindgren III 1273; Banque du Liban 362.TextFull Size
Sawaya 35Septimius Severus AE23 of Heliopolis, Syria. ca AD 194. 9.60 gr. (anticlockwise from top right) IMP L SEPT SEV PERT AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / COL HEL, Two male figures standing left, each holding a rearing kid and a club. Sawaya 35; SNG Copenhagen 428.TextFull Size
Sawaya 80Septimius Severus, AE of Heliopolis, Syria. 8.52 g. IMP L SEP SEV PERT AVG, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right / COL HEL to left of turreted and veiled bust of Tyche left, palm branch and cornucopiae behind head. Sawaya 80; Ronde 220c.TextFull Size
SNG Cop 428Septimius Severus AE 22mm of Heliopolis, Syria, Coele-Syria. Laureate head right / Two male hunters, nude, standing facing, heads left, holding clubs at left shoulders and deer carcass in right hands. TextFull Size
SNG Cop 428varSeptimius Severus, AE of Heliopolis, Coele Syria. 8.34 g. [IMP L SEP SE]V PERT AVG, laureate, cuirassed bust right / COL HEL, two male deities (Herakles and Bacchus?) standing facing, side by side, each looking left, holding a slain deer and a club and holding unclear objects over shoulders. SNG Cop. 428 var (bust type). SNG München 1029 var (ditto); Lindgren II 2160 var. (ditto).TextFull Size
SGI 2265Divus Septimius Severus AE 23mm of Heliopolis, Coele-Syria. DIVO SEVERO, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / IOMH COL HEL, decastyle temple of Zeus Heliopolitanus on raised podium, viewed from aerial perspective. Price and Trell 702, BMC 4. TextFull Size
SNG Cop 429Septimius Severus AE 24mm of Heliopolis, Syria. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Temple of Jupiter Heliopolitanus in perspective. BMC 2. TextFull Size
JULIA DOMNA
Lindgren 2089Julia Domna AE 27mm of Syria, Coele-Syria, Heliopolis. Draped bust right / Caracalla and Geta, togate, standing confronted, clasping hands. TextFull Size
Sawaya 165-170 varJulia Domna, AE27 of Heliopolis, Syria. AD 193-217. 13.62 g. IVLIA DOMNA AVG, draped bust right. / CET CLE LNT T around, CO HL in two lines in centre, AVGVS in exergue, Caracalla and Geta, both togate, standing facing each other, clasping hands. Legends var of Sawaya 165-170 (all with IVL on obv and AVG on rev.)TextFull Size
CARACALLA
Lindgren I A2162aCaracalla AE 18mm of Heliopolis in Syria. Laureate head right / COL HEL, Hermes standing facing, head left, holding caduceus. SNG Cop 430. TextFull Size
Lindgren III 1280aCaracalla AE 21mm of Heliopolis, Coele Syria. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Victory advancing left with palm; CO/HEL in left field. TextFull Size
Lindgren 2161Caracalla AE 21mm of Syria, Coele-Syria, Heliopolis. Laureate head right / Veiled and turreted bust of Tyche of Heliopolis left; palm branch and cornucopiae over shoulder. SNG Cop 431; BMC 11. TextFull Size
Lindgren 1280Caracalla AE 30mm of Heliopolis, Syria. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / IOMH COL HL, perspective view of the temple complex of Jupiter Heliopolitanus. Price and Trell 702. TextFull Size
Prieur 941cfCaracalla AR Tetradrachm of Heliopolis, Syria. AYT K M A ANTΩNEINOC CEB, laureate head right / ΔHMAΡX EΞ YΠATOC TO Δ, eagle, wings spread and head turned to right, holding wreath in beak, standing facing on lion walking right. TextFull Size
Prieur 1194Caracalla, AR tetradrachm of Heliopolis, Syria. AYT K MA ANTωNEINOC CEB, laureate head right. / ΔHMAΡX EΞ YΠATOC TO Δ, eagle standing front, head and tail right, wings spread, wreath in beak. Star over lion walking right below. Prieur 1194; Bellinger 213.TextFull Size
Prieur 1195Caracalla, AR tetradrachm of Heliopolis, Syria. 26 mm, 13.10 g. AYT K MA ANTΩNEINOC CEB, radiate head right. / ΔHMAΡX EΞ YΠATOC TO Δ, eagle standing left, head and tail right, star over lion walking right between legs. Prieur 1195; Bellinger 212.TextFull Size
Sawaya 217-222Caracalla, AE19 of Heliopolis, Syria. 5.63g. ca AD 198. (clockwise from upper right) ANT AVC, bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust right. / COL HEL in two lines between two legionary eagles, all within laurel wreath. Sawaya 217-222; Lindgren III 1279; Paris Y28472,4.TextFull Size
GETA
BMC 13
Sear'88 #2045
Geta, as Caesar, AE 24mm of Heliopolis in Syria. GETA CAESAR, laureate, draped bust right / COL HEL, turreted and veiled head of Tyche left; palm and cornucopiae behind. SNGCop 432, BMC 13.TextFull Size
Lindgren III 1282Geta AE 22mm of Heliopolis, Syria. GETA AVGVST, laureate and draped bust right / COL/HEL, between two aquilae; wreath all around. TextFull Size
Mionnet 116vGeta AE 27mm of Heliopolis, Syria. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Temple of Jupiter Heliopolitanus in perspective. Mionnet Supp. 8, 116 var (obv. legend).TextFull Size
MACRINUS
Prieur 1202Macrinus AR Tetradrachm of Heliopolis, Syria. AVT K M OP CE MAKPINOC CE, laureate draped bust right / DHMARC EX UPATOC III(?), eagle standing facing, head left with wreath in its beak, star and lion right between its legs. TextFull Size
PHILIP I
BMC 21Philip I, AE27 of Heliopolis, Syria. 17.53 gr. IMP CAES M IVL PHILIPPVS PIVS FEL, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / COL IVL AVG FEL HEL, Tyche of Heliopolis standing facing, holding rudder and cornucopiae; two Genii each holding a torch at her feet left and right, on the far sides, two Nikes standing right and left on columns, holding the ends of a veil above Tyche's head. Sawaya 452; SNG Cop. 434; BMC 21; Waagé 889; SNG Munich 1037-1039.TextFull Size
Lindgren I 2164Philip I AE 30mm of Heliopolis, Syria. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / COL H-E-L, turreted and veiled head of Tyche left; standard before, cornucopiae behind. Text Full Size
Saulcy 2Philip I. AE28. Heliopolis, Syria. 244-249 AD. IMP CAES M IVL PHILIPPVS PIVS FEL AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from back / IOMH COL HEL, perspective view of the temple of Jupiter Heliopolitanus. de Saulcy TS 2. TextFull Size
Sawaya 539Philip I AE31 of Heliopolis, Syria. 12.2 g. AYTOK K M IOYΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / [COL IVL AVG] FEL HEL, tetrastyle temple with arched pediment, Tyche standing facing within, holding rudder and cornucopiae, two small figures at her sides, each holding a torch in raised hands. Sawaya 539; Berlin 18209418.TextFull Size
SNG Cop 434Philip I AE28 of Heliopolis in Coele Syria. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Tyche standing facing with rudder and cornucopiae, male figures (athletes?) holding up a wreath. TextFull Size
SNG Cop 435Philip I AE28 of Heliopolis, Coele-Syria. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / COL IVL AVG CL HEL, temple of Hermes-Simios on tree-covered hill; stairway from ground to summit, purse and [caduceus] in courtyard. Price and Trell 703. TextFull Size
FAKE
BMC 15
Philip I, AE28 of Heliopolis, Coele-Syria. IMP CAES M IVL PHILPPVS OVBOVS, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / IOMH COL HEL above and beneath the temple of Zeus Heliopolitanus, seen in perspective, with numerous columns, standing on podium, approached by a flight of steps in front, grain ear to right. IAPN BOC Vol 18, No. 1, example 10. A modern fake of BMC 15; de Saulcy TS 2. Note the spelling error PHILPPVS and the nonsensical ending of the obv. legend.TextFull Size
OTACILIA SEVERA
BMC 23Otacilia Severa AE27mm of Heliopolis, Syria. OTACILIA SEVERA AVG, diademed draped bust right, on crescent / COL IVL AVG FE IOMH, COL HEL in exergue, propylaeum (monumental gateway) to the temple of Jupiter Heliopolitanus, a cypress tree in central arch, with small altar at the bottom of the stairway. Mionnet V 128. TextFull Size
BMC 24Otacilia Severa AE28 of Heliopolis, Syria. OTACILIA SEVERA AVG, diademed draped bust right, set on crescent / COL IVL AVG FEL, HEL in ex, Tyche standing facing, holding rudder set on globe and cornucopiae; male figures standing on either side, each holding a wreath in upraised hand; all within billowing canopy held by female figures (Nikai), each set on cippus. L&K 2166, SNG Cop 436. TextFull Size
SNG Cop 437Otacilia Severa, AE27 of Heliopolis, Syria, OTACILIA SEVERA AVG, diademed draped bust right / COL IVL AVG FEL HEL, Temple of Zeus seen in perspective, COL HEL in ex. TextFull Size
PHILIP II
BMC 26Philip II AE 22mm of Heliopolis, Syria. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Hermes standing facing, holding caduceus and purse. Lindgren I 2167.TextFull Size
Lindgren I 2168Philip II AE 22mm of Heliopolis in Syria. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Founder plowing right with two oxen; two standards behind. TextFull Size
Mionnet 120cfPhilip II, AE28 of Heliopolis, Coele-Syria. IMP CAES M IVL PHILIPPVS PIVS FEL AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / LEG V MACED VIII AVG (or similar), COL HEL in ex. turreted head facing on cippus, soldiers standing facing to left and right, each holding a vexillium and resting hand on shield. cf Mionnet 5, 120 (Philip I).TextFull Size
SNG Cop 433Philip II AE 17mm of Heliopolis, Syria, Coele-Syria. Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right / Two aquilas within wreath. Lindgren I 2168A. TextFull Size
SNG Cop 433Philip II AE 20mm of Heliopolis. Cuirassed bust right / COL/HEL, two aquilae standards within laurel wreath. Lindgren I 2168A. TextFull Size
VALERIAN I
Cohen 329Valerian I, AE of Heliopolis, Coele Syria. 14.50 g. 253-260. Capitolene games issue. IMP CAES P LIC VALERIANVS PF AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / CER SACR CAP OEC ISEL HEL, COL-HEL across fields, male athlete standing facing, head right, holding palm branch, right hand in a selection urn. Cohen 329; BMC -.TextFull Size
Sawaya 650-1Valerian I, AE27 of Heliopolis, Coele-Syria. 16.70 gr. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Two octastyle temples, seen in perspective, three prize crowns above, COL HEL below. Sawaya 650-1; BMC -; SNG Cop. -.TextFull Size
Sawaya 681Valerian AE of Heliopolis, Syria. AD 251-260. 10.42 g. IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS PF AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / COL IVL AVG FEL HEL, prize urn containing two palm branches on table with curved legs. Sawaya 681; SNG Munich 1043.TextFull Size
Sawaya 706-710Valerian AE 28 mm of Heliopolis, Syria. AD 253-260. IMP CAES P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, Laureate, draped bust right. / COL IVL AVG FEL around prize crown containing two palm branches. CER SAC in two lines above, CAP OEC ISE HEL in two lines below with a dot at each end. Sawaya 706-710; Paris FG192; Chandon de Briailles 1282.TextFull Size
SNG Cop 438Valerian I AE 26mm of Heliopolis in Coele-Syria. IMP CP LIC VALERIANVS PF AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / COL IVL AVG FEL HELO around CEP SACR CAPET OECVME ISILHEL in five lines above agonistic urn, palm to either side. SNG Cop. 438, Cohen V p.330, 34. TextFull Size
SNG Cop 439Valerian AE 28 mm of Heliopolis. IMP CAES P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, Laureate and draped bust right / COL IVL AVG FEL around prize crown from which two palms are protruding. CER SAC above, CAP OEC ISE HEL in ex. SNG Cop. 439. TextFull Size
GALLIENUS
Lindgren 2173Gallienus AE 22mm of Heliopolis, Syria. IMP CAES P LIC GALLIENVS, Radiate and draped bust right / COL IVL AVG FEL, two crossed cornucopiae surmounting caduceus. HEL below. TextFull Size
Sawaya 744Gallienus, AE27 of Heliopolis, Syria. 12.66 g. IMP CAES P LIC GALLIENIVS AVG T, laureate, cuirassed bust right / COL-IVL-AVG-FEL-HEL T, Athlete standing right, looking front, holding long palm branch in left hand and crowning himself with his right. Righetti Coll. VIII, 670; Sawaya 744-751; Rohde C 606; Paris FG196; SNG Cop. 442.TextFull Size
SNG Cop 441vGallienus AE 25mm of Heliopolis, Syria. IMP CAES P LIC GALLIENVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / COL IVL AVG FEL HE, three agonistic urns containing palm branches, CER SACR-CAP OECV-ISE HEL in three lines in ex. TextFull Size
SNG Cop 441Gallienus AE 27 of Heliopolis, Coele Syria. IMP CAES P LIC GALLIENVS AVG, laureate cuirassed bust right / COL IVL AVG FEL HE, three agonistic urns containing palm branches, CERT SACR-CAP OECV-ISE HEL in three lines in ex. BMC 30. TextFull Size
SNG Cop 441vHeliopolis. Gallienus AE 29mm of Heliopolis, Syria. IMP CAES P LIC GALLIENIVS (sic) P F AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right / COL IVL AVG FEL HEL, CERT SACR-CAP OEC-ISE HEL in exergue, three agonistic crowns containing palms. TextFull Size
SNG Munich 1045Gallienus. AE29 of Heliopolis, Syria. 16.22 g. IMP CAES P LIC GALLIENVS PF AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / COL IVL AVG PER HEL, three prize crowns, each containing two palm fronds, CERT dot SACR dot CAP dot OEC dot ISE dot HEL dot in three lines below. Klose and Stumpf 271 var (Valerian I); De Saulcy 3; SNG Munich 1045.TextFull Size
See also:Entry for Heliopolis on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Heliopolis in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum