Ancient Coinage of Thrace, Apollonia Pontika

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Due to a large number of forgeries of the Gorgoneion/anchor types, a number of coins on this page were removed in 2008. Because some are still in circulation, please see:
The fakes of the "Black Sea Hoard"
In addition, a number of coins previously listed as "unpublished" have now been attributed according to Evgeni Paunov's "The Tetradrachm Coinage Of Apollonia Pontica"
CIVIC COINAGE
TETRADRACHMS WITH MAGISTRATE'S NAME
Hermitage 4525Apollonia Pontika AR Tetradrachm. ca 350 BC. Magistrate Kleinias. 23mm, 16.93 g. Laureate head of Apollo left. / KΛEINIAΣ, upright anchor, A and crayfish to left and right. Hermitage 4525; Topalov 2007, 15.1; Glumche hoard, 16; Paunov 104-108.TextImage
Jameson 1392Apollonia Pontika AR Tetradrachm. ca 350 BC. Magistrate Mys... 25 mm, 16.65 g. Laureate head of Apollo right. / MYΣ, upright anchor, A and crayfish to left and right. Jameson 1392; Paunov 17-18; Prowe 473.TextImage
McClean 4431Apollonia Pontika AR Tetradrachm. ca 350 BC. Magistrate Polyanax. 23 mm, 16.95 g. Laureate head of Apollo right. / ΠOΛYANAΞ, upright anchor, A and crayfish to left and right. McClean 4431; Paunov 114-116; Bunbury 119; Imhoof MG 32; Winterthur G1159; Philipsen 138; Glumche hoard 19.TextImage
Paunov 27Apollonia Pontika AR Tetradrachm. ca 400-350 BC. Magistrate Liches, 21 mm, 16.95 g. Laureate head of Apollo right. / ΛIXHΣ, upright anchor, A and crayfish to left and right. Paunov 27 (this coin)-29; Topalov 2007, 20.1.TextImage
Paunov 57-60Apollonia Pontika AR Tetradrachm. ca 350 BC. Magistrate Demochos. 23mm, 16.49 g. Laureate head of Apollo left. / ΔHMOXOΣ, upright anchor, A and crayfish to left and right. Paunov 57-60; Tacchella 4; Moushmov 3142; Gerassimov 68; Topalov 2007, 9.2 and 26.1.TextImage
Paunov 65-66 varApollonia Pontika AR Tetradrachm. ca 350 BC. Magistrate Hegesidemos. 25mm, 16.35 g. Laureate head of Apollo right. / HΓHΣIΔHMOΣ, upright anchor, A and crayfish to left and right. Var of Paunov 65-66; Berlin 18242859 (44368); Regling 714 and Topalov 2007, 11 (all with head left). Solidus 8, 32.TextImage
Paunov 70Apollonia Pontika AR Tetradrachm. ca 350 BC. Magistrate Megenor. 23 mm, 17.06 g. Laureate head of Apollo left. / MEΓHNΩΡ, upright anchor, A and crayfish to left and right. Paunov 70 (this coin).TextImage
Paunov 74Apollonia Pontika AR Tetradrachm. ca 350 BC. Magistrate Kolotes. 22.5mm, 17.13 g. Laureate head of Apollo left. / KΩΛΩTHΣ, upright anchor, A and crayfish to left and right. Paunov 74 (this coin); Glumche hoard 7; Topalov, Apollonia 50.TextImage
Paunov 76-84Thrace, Apollonia Pontika AR Tetradrachm. ca 400-350 BC. Magistrate Kleokrates. Laureate head of Apollo left / KΛEOKΡATHΣ , Upright anchor, A and crayfish to left and right. Paunov 76-84; Glumche hoard, 8-11. TextImage
Paunov 98Apollonia Pontika AR Tetradrachm. ca 350 BC. Magistrate Antilochos. 23 mm, 17.06 g. Laureate head of Apollo right. / ANTIΛOXOΣ, upright anchor, A and crayfish to left and right. Paunov 98 (this coin).TextImage
Paunov 100Apollonia Pontika AR Tetradrachm. ca 350 BC. Magistrate Tharsinon. 23 mm, 16.89 g. Laureate head of Apollo right. / ΘAΡΣYNΩN, upright anchor, A and crayfish to left and right. Paunov 100 (this coin).TextImage
Paunov 102Apollonia Pontika AR Tetradrachm. ca 400-350 BC. Magistrate Diogenes 25 mm, 17.09 g. Laureate head of Apollo right. / ΔIOΓENHΣ, upright anchor, A and crayfish to left and right. Paunov 102 (this coin).TextImage
Paunov 109-110Apollonia Pontika AR Tetradrachm. Mid 4th century BC. Magistrate Satyros. 24 mm, 17.02 g. Laureate head of Apollo left. / ΣATYΡOΣ, upright anchor, A and crayfish to left and right. Paunov 109-110.TextImage
Paunov 112Apollonia Pontika AR Tetradrachm. Mid 4th century BC. Magistrate Athenaios. 16.94g, 24mm. Laureate head of Apollo left. / AΘHNAIOΣ, upright anchor, A and crayfish to left and right. Paunov 112; Glumche hoard 17.TextImage
Paunov 117Apollonia Pontika AR Tetradrachm. ca 350 BC. Magistrate Polyanax. 23mm, 16.97 g. Laureate head of Apollo right. / ΠOΛYANAΞ, upright anchor, A and crayfish to left and right. Paunov 117 (this coin); Winterthur I. 1159; Bunbury 119.TextImage
Paunov 118-120Apollonia Pontika AR Tetradrachm. Mid 4th century BC. Magistrate Leoprepes. 24 mm, 17 g. Laureate head of Apollo left. / ΛEΩΠΡEΠHΣ, upright anchor, A and crayfish to left and right. Paunov 118-120; Glumche hoard 20.TextImage
SNG Berry 393Apollonia Pontika AR Tetradrachm. Mid 4th century BC. Magistrate Zepyros. 23mm, 17.15 g. Laureate head of Apollo left. / ZΩΠYΡOΣ, upright anchor, A and crayfish to left and right (wide A type). SNG Berry 393; Paunov 85-94; Glumche hoard 12-14.TextImage
OTHER ISSUES
Imhoof MG 45Apollonia Pontika, Thrace, AE19 civic issue. ca 120-90 BC. 3.93 g. Apollo sitting left on omphalos, holding bow. / AKOYΣIΛEΩΣ, upright anchor, A and crayfish to left and right. Imhoof Monn. Gr. 45.TextImage
Imhoof MG 47Apollonia Pontika, Thrace. Circa 3rd-2nd Century BC. AE 20mm (5.16 gm). Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding bow / MYΣ, upright anchor, A and crayfish to left and right. Imhoof-Blumer, MG 47.TextImage
Imhoof RSN XIV, 2bApollonia Pontika, Thrace, AR Diobol 10mm, 1.19 gr, ca 325-300 BC. Laureate head of Apollo facing / AΓ to left of anchor; A to left, crayfish to right. Imhoof in RSN XIV, p. 141, 2b.TextImage
Imhoof RSN XIV, 2hApollonia Pontica, Thrace, AR diobol, 450-400 BC, 1.30 g. Head of Apollo-like Medusa facing / MH to left of anchor, A in left field, crayfish in right field. Imhoof RSN XIV, p. 141, 2h.TextImage
Moushmov 3146Apollonia Pontika, Thrace. AR hemiobol. 5th-4th century BC. 0.354 gr, 6.54 mm. Anchor, A in field / Swastika with two parallel lines in each quadrant. SNG BM 149; Moushmov 3146.TextImage
Paris K2687Apollonia Pontika, Thrace. AE24 civic issue. 2nd century BC. 8.22 g. Laureate head of Apollo right. / AΠOΛΛΩNOΣ IATΡOY to right and left of Apollo standing front, looking left, holding laurel tree and bow with two arrows. Paris K2687; Loebbecke 38 in ZfN 15 (1887); Pick, "Thrakische Münzbilder", 29; Tacchella 10 in RN 1898.TextImage
Sear SG 1655Apollonia Pontika, Thrace, AR Drachm. Late 5th-4th centuries BC. Facing head of Medusa or Gorgoneion, hair rolled / Anchor; crayfish to left, A to right. Sear SG 1655. SNG BMC -.TextImage
SNG Berry 391Apollonia Pontika, Thrace, AR drachm. ca 450-400 BC. Upturned anchor; crayfish to left; A to right / Gorgoneion. TextImage
SNG BMC 148Apollonia Pontika AR Drachm, Late 5th-early 4th century BC. Upright anchor; crayfish in left section / Swastika within incuse. BMC Black Sea 148; SNG Copenhagen 451; SNG Stancomb 30.TextImage
SNG BMC 149Apollonia Pontika, Thrace. 5th-4th Century. AR Hemiobol. 0.14 gr, 5.39 mm. Anchor, A in field / Cross with two parallel lines in each quadrant. SNG BM 149; Moushmov 3146.Text
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SNG BMC 150-152Apollonia Pontica, Thrace. AR drachm. ca 420-300 BC. 2.73 g. Facing gorgoneion, mouth open, and with protruding tongue. / Upright anchor, crayfish in right field. (No "A"). SNG BM 150-152; SNG Cop. 453; BMC Mysia 2-3.TextImage
SNG BMC 151 varApollonia Pontika AR drachm, 15.66 mm, 2.41 g. Late 5th-4th centuries BC. Facing head of gorgoneion with protruding tongue and serpents around head / Anchor with crayfish downwards to left and A to right. Var of BMC Black Sea 151; BMC Mysia 3; Combe 3.TextImage
SNG BMC 160Apollonia Pontika, Thrace, AR Drachm. ca 450 BC. Facing gorgoneion with protruding tongue / Anchor, A to left, crayfish to right. SNG BMC Black Sea 160. TextImage
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SNG BMC 169Apollonia Pontika, Thrace, AR Diobol. Late 4th Century BC. Head of Apollo facing / Anchor, flukes upward, A on left, crayfish on right. TextImage
SNG BMC 173Apollonia Pontica, Thrace, AR diobol, 450-400 BC, 1.23 g. Head of Apollo-like Medusa facing / KΩMY to left of anchor, A in left field, crayfish in right field. SNG BM 173; Imhoof RSN XIV, p. 141, 2e.TextImage
SNG BMC 175Apollonia Pontika, Thrace. Mid-late 4th century BC. AR Diobol, 11mm, 1.25 g. Head of Apollo facing / Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right, ΣΩ sideways to left. SNG BM Black Sea 175.TextImage
SNG BMC 178Apollonia Pontika, Thrace. Mid 4th-3rd centuries BC. AE Dichalkon, 14mm, 2.21 g. Laureate head of Apollo right / ΔIXAΛKIH, Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right. SNG BM Black Sea 178-81.Text
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SNG BMC 183Apollonia Pontika, AE13 civic issue, ca. 350-300 BC. 0.79 g. Laureate head of Apollo left. / Upright anchor; A to left, crayfish to right. SNG BMC 183; Imhoof Monn. Gr. 42; Pellerin Recueil II, LI, 7.TextImage
SNG BMC 186Apollonia Pontika, Thrace, AE17 civic issue. ca 120-90 BC. 3.34 g. Laureate head of Apollo right. / Upright anchor, Δ-I across fields. SNG BMC 186; Topalov 88.TextImage
SNG BMC 187Apollonia Pontika, Thrace, AE19 civic issue. ca 120-90 BC. 4 g. Laureate head of Apollo right. Countermark: head of Artemis right. / Upright anchor, IH at lower left, crayfish at lower right, A-A below. SNG BMC 187 (different countermark); SNG Ruse II, 478; Topalov 2007 104.TextImage
SNG BMC 189Apollonia Pontika, Thrace. AE19 civic issue. ca 255-245 BC. 5.38 g. Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding bow in right hand. Countermark: sun. / NAYKYΔHΣ, upright anchor, A to left, crayfish to right. SNG BMC Black Sea 189; BMC Mysia 17; Hoover HGC 1337; Imhoof Monn. Gr. 46.TextImage
SNG BMC 190Apollonia Pontika, Thrace, AE13 civic issue. ca 120-90 BC. 2.77 g. Apollo standing left, holding long laurel branch and bow with two arrows. / Upright anchor, A in left field. SNG BMC 190; Agora 436.TextImage
SNG Stancomb 30Apollonia Pontika, Thrace. Circa 450 BC. AR Drachm (3.57 gm). Anchor; crayfish right / Swastika with dolphins in angles. SNG BM Black Sea -; SNG Stancomb 30.TextImage
SNG Stancomb 31Apollonia Pontika, Thrace. Late 5th-4th century BC. AR Drachm (12mm, 3.20 g). Anchor, crayfish right / Striated quadripartite incuse. SNG BM Black Sea -; SNG Stancomb 31.TextImage
FAKE
TLA 51889
FAKE Apollonia Pontika. Modern fakes from the same dies of an AR Diobol from late 4th C. BC. 10.97mm, 1.32 g. Laureate head of Apollo facing / Anchor (right way up, hooks below), A on right, crayfish on left, IT at far right. SNG BMC Black Sea -; Sear -; SNG Cop -; Imhoof -; Tachella -; Traité -. (This reverse usually seen with the head of a Gorgoneion or Apollo right on the obverse.).TextImage
Traite 1619Apollonia Pontika, Thrace. AR drachm, ca 450 BC. Anchor, crayfish to right / Swastika with dolphins in angles. TextImage
Traite 1626Apollonia Pontika, Thrace. AR drachm. 2.79 g. 13.78 mm. ca 450 BC. Head of Gorgoneion facing, tongue protruding, head surrounded by serpents / Anchor, crayfish to left, A to right. Traité 1626; BMC (Mysia) 5.TextImage
Traite 1635Apollonia Pontica, AR diobol, 1.27 gr, 11.66 mm. Late 4th Century BC. Head of Apollo facing with spiked hair / Anchor, A on left, crayfish on right. Traité 1635; Pozzi 1145; BMC (Mysia) 15; Sear -.TextImage
ROMAN PROVINCIAL COINAGE
FAUSTINA II
Moushmov 3178Faustina I, AE26 of Apollonia Pontica, Thrace. ΦAVCTEINA CEBACTH, draped bust right / AΠOΛΛΩNIHTEΩNEN ΠONT around and beneath eagle standing left, wings spread, serpent upright to left and coiled around eagle's leg. Moushmov 3178; Varbanov 810.TextImage
LUCIUS VERUS
Varbanov 815Lucius Verus AE 30mm of Apollonia Pontica. AY KAI ΛOYKIOC AYΡHΛIOC OYHΡOC, Laureate head left / AΠOΛΛΩNIHTEΩN EN ΠONTΩ, Apollo standing left, holding patera and branch. Varbanov 815 (this coin).TextImage
SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
Moushmov 3184Septimius Severus AE26 of Apollonia Pontika, Thrace. AV K Λ CE CEVHΡOC Π, laureate, draped bust right / AΠOΛΛΩNIHTEΩNEN ΠONTΩ, tetrastyle temple with statue within. Varbanov 823 and 825-830 (depending on the statue).TextImage
Varbanov 820Septimius Severus AE19 (Assarion) of Apollonia Pontica. AV K Λ CE CEVHΡOC, laureate bust right / AΠOΛΛΩNIHTEΩNEN ΠONT, Apollo, naked, standing left, holding patera and branch. Varbanov 820.TextImage
Varbanov 825Septimius Severus, AE29 of Apollonia Pontica, Thrace. AV K Λ CEVHΡOC Π, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / AΠOΛΛΩNIHTEΩN EN ΠONTΩ, around and beneath tetrastyle temple with statue of Apollo standing left within, holding patera. Varbanov 825.TextImage
Varbanov 829Septimius Severus, AE28, Apollonia Pontica, Thrace. AV K L CEVHROC P, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / AΠOΛΛONIHTEΩN, EN ΠONTΩ, tetrastyle temple with statue of emperor standing left within, in military dress; o in pediment. Varbanov 829, otherwise unpublished.TextImage
CARACALLA
Moushmov 3191Caracalla AE21 of Apollonia Pontika. M AVΡ ANTΩNEINOC, draped bust right / AΠOΛΛΩNIHTEΩN EN ΠONTΩ, tetrastyle temple, shield in pediment. Varbanov 838.TextImage
Varbanov 836Caracalla AE26 of Apollonia Pontika, Thrace. AD 198-217. 7.6 g. M AYΡ ANTΩNINOC K, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right. / AΠOΛΛΩNIHTEΩN EN ΠONTΩ, flaming and garlanded altar, seen at an angle. Varbanov 836; Imhoof GRM 3; Count Churpfalz und Anhalt coll. 275.TextImage
Entry for Thrace, Apollonia Pontika on the Digital Historia Numorum
Moushmov Online's Apollonia Pontika page
Search for Apollonia Pontica in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum
Search for Apollonia Pontica in the RPC online database
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