Ancient Coinage of Troas, Skepsis


Babelon, in Traité II-2, and Wroth in BMC Troas, suggest that the retrograde NE on some coins of Skepsis refers to an alliance with the neighbouring town of Neandrea.

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CIVIC AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
AMC 9532Skepsis, Troas. AR obol. 460-400 BC. 11 mm, 0.86 g. ΣKHΨI, Pegasos running right. / Fir tree, N at lower left, all within linear and dotted border. Asia Minor Coins 9532. Apparently unpublished with full-bodied Pegasos.TextImage
BMC 3Skepsis. Troas AR Diobol. ca 450 BC. ΣKAΨION, Forepart of Pegasos right / Tree; E-N (retrograde); all within incuse square. Traité 3.TextImage
BMC 4Skepsis, Troas. AR Drachm, 460-400 BC. 15mm, 3.72g g. ΣKHΨION, forepart of Pegasos leaping right / Fir tree, N at lower left, all within linear and dotted border. BMC 4; Dewing 2223.TextImage
BMC 5Skepsis, Troas. AR Drachm, 480-450 BC. 15mm, 3.83g g. ΣKHΨION, forepart of Pegasos leaping right / Fir tree with two bunches of grapes, all within linear and dotted border. BMC 5; SNG von Aulock 1575; Jameson 2233; Weber 5428; Boston 1636; Warren 1049.TextImage
BMC 10Skepsis, Troas. AE12, 350-310 BC. 2.18g. Forepart of Pegasos leaping left, cornucopaie or rhyton at its side / Fir tree, Σ-KH across lower fields, all within linear and dotted border. BMC 10-11; SNG Tuebingen 2663.TextImage
BMC 14-18Skepsis, Troas AE12. 400-300 BC. 1.49 g. Forepart of Pegasos left, cornucopaie or rhyton at its side. / Σ-K across lower fields, fir tree within linear square. BMC 14-18; Weber 5432; Traité II-2 2368.TextImage
BMC 19Skepsis, Troas. AE18. 400-300 BC. 7.56 g. Forepart of Pegasos left, cornucopiae or rhyton at its side. / Σ-K to left and right of fir tree within linear frame. Cornucopiae in left field, H in right field. BMC 19; Weber 5435.TextImage
BMC 20Skepsis, Troas AE17. 400-300 BC. 3.42 g. Forepart of Pegasos left, cornucopaie or rhyton at its side. / Σ-K across lower fields, fir tree within linear square. Thyrsos to left, H to right. BMC 20; SNG Tuebingen 2661; SNG von Aulock 1577; McClean 7855; SNG Cop 480; Weber 5434; Hunter 1; Lindgren I 379.TextImage
BMC 21Skepsis, Troas. AE17, 400-300 BC. 3.39g. Forepart of Pegasos leaping right, cornucopaie or rhyton at its side / Fir tree, Σ-K across lower fields, all within linear and dotted border, upright corn-ear in outer left field. H in outer right field. BMC 21; SNG Tuebingen 2673.TextImage
BMC 24Skepsis, Troas, AE, 4th c. BC. 0.86 g. Bearded, archaic head of Dionysos right, wearing low kalathos and ivy wreath / Σ-K, bunch of grapes and thyrsos. BMC 24.TextImage
BMC 26Skepsis, Troas, AE, AD 190-230. 2.87 g. ΣKHΨIΩN, bearded, draped bust of Dionysos right, holding kantharos and pomegranate / ΣKHΨIΩN ΔAΡ, Horseman galloping right, brandishing spear. BMC 26; SNG Cop 489; SNG von Aulock 1580.TextImage
CNG 67, 652Skepsis, Troas. AR Obol, ca 450 BC. 0.65 g. Alliance with Neandrea. ΣKH, forepart of free horse right / Bunch of grapes, N at lower left, all within linear and dotted border. Unpublished. CNG 67, 652.TextImage
CNG 287, 141Skepsis, Troas. AR diobol or triobol, 350-400 BC. 10mm, 1.61g. Forepart of Pegasos leaping left / Fir tree, Σ-K across lower fields, all within linear and dotted border. Apparently unpublished in this denomination. CNG 287, 141.TextImage
GN 10, 189Skepsis, Troas. AR Hemiobol, Ca 400-310 BC. 8mm, 0.3 g. ΣKHΨION, horse's head right with line of dots at the truncation / E-N (retrograde), Fir tree within linear and dotted border. BMC 2 var (Pegasos forepart); Traité II-2 2348 var (ditto). Apparently unpublished obverse. Gitbud & Naumann, 10, 189.TextImage
McClean 7854Skepsis, Troas, AE 11. 400-300 BC. Forepart of Pegasus left, rhyton at its side. / Σ-K, Fir tree in linear square.TextImage
NN 41, 239Skepsis, Troas. AE17. 400-300 BC. 3.42 g. Forepart of Pegasos left, cornucopiae or rhyton at its side. / Σ-K to left and right of fir tree within linear frame. Thyrsos in left field, H in right field, thunderbolt below. Apparently unpublished with these symbols. Naumann 41, 239.TextImage
SNG Ashmol. 1191Skepsis, Troas. AE11. 400-300 BC. 4.16 g. Forepart of Pegasos right, cornucopiae or rhyton at its side. / Σ-K to left and right of fir tree within linear frame. SNG Ashmolean 1191; SNG Turkey IX-1 733.TextImage
SNG Ashmol. 1194Skepsis, Troas. AE15. 400-300 BC. 4.48 g. Forepart of Pegasos left, cornucopiae or rhyton at its side. / Σ-K to left and right of fir tree within linear frame. SNG Ashmolean 1194-1195; SNG Cop 475.TextImage
SNG Cop 470Skepsis, Troas. AR Drachm, Ca 460-400 BC. 15mm, 3.09 g. ΣKHΨIWN (anti-clockwise), forepart of Pegasos right / Fir tree within linear and dotted border. SNG Copenhagen 470. Different obv. legend breaks.Text
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SNG Cop 473Skepsis, Troas. AE20, 400-310 BC. 8.41 g. Forepart of Pegasos leaping right, cornucopaie or rhyton at its side / Fir tree, Σ-K across lower fields, all within linear and dotted border, thunderbolt in outer left field, H in outer right field. SNG Cop. 473; SNG Turkey IX-I, 738.TextImage
SNG Cop 477Skepsis. Troas. Circa 4th Century BC. AE 11mm (1.28 g). Forepart of Pegasos left, cornucopaie or rhyton at its side / Σ-K, fir tree in linear square. TextImage
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SNG vA 7643Skepsis, Troas. AR Drachm, Ca 460-400 BC. 15mm, 3.55 g. ΣKHΨION (anti-clockwise), forepart of Pegasos right / Fir tree within linear and dotted border. SNG von Aulock 7643.TextImage
SNG vA 7647Skepsis, Troas. AE15. 400-300 BC. 3.42 g. Forepart of Pegasos left, cornucopiae or rhyton at its side. / Σ-K to left and right of fir tree within linear frame. Thyrsos in left field, bucranium and H in right field. SNG von Aulock 7647; Traite II-2 2361.TextImage
Traité II-2, 2359Skepsis, Troas. AE21. 400-300 BC. 7.5 g. Forepart of Pegasos left, cornucopiae or rhyton at its side. / Σ-K to left and right of fir tree within linear frame. Bunch of grapes in left field, H in right field. Traité II-2, 2359 (this coin); Paris 847; SNG von Aulock 7645.TextImage
Traité II-2, 2363Skepsis, Troas. AE18. 400-300 BC. 7.56 g. Forepart of Pegasos left, cornucopiae or rhyton at its side. / Σ-K to left and right of fir tree within linear frame. Thyrsos in left field, bunch of grapes and H in right field. Traité II-2 2363 (this coin); McClean 7856; Paris 852.TextImage
Traité II-2, 2364Skepsis, Troas. AE18. 400-300 BC. 7.56 g. Forepart of Pegasos left, cornucopiae or rhyton at its side. / Σ-K to left and right of fir tree within linear frame. (thyrsos in left field), star and H in right field. Traite II-2 2364; McClean 7857.TextImage
Traité II 2, 2367Skepsis, Troas. AE16. 400-300 BC. 3.53 g. Forepart of Pegasos right, cornucopiae or rhyton at its side. / Σ-K to left and right of fir tree within linear frame. Kantharos in left field, H in right field. Traite II-2, 2367 (this coin); Paris 854; SNG Cop 484.TextImage
Waddington 1212Skepsis, Troas. AE11. 400-300 BC. 1.29 g. Forepart of Pegasos right, with bird's tail. / Σ-K to left and right of fir tree within linear frame. Waddington 1212. (denomination var of BMC 13 and SNG Leipzig 1114, both ca 3.5 g.).TextImage
VESPASIAN
RPC 903Vespasian, AE16 of Skepsis, Troas. AD 69-79. 2.57 gr. ΣEBAΣTOΣ, Laureate head right / ΣKHY, Horned bust of Pan or Dionysos facing, hands raised. RPC 903; SNG von Aulock 7655; Imhoof KM 6; Lindgren III 315.TextImage
MARCUS AURELIUS
Winterthur 2787Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, AE19 of Skepsis, Troas. AD 161-168. ...ANTωNEI... Laureate head of Marcus Aurelius left facing laureate head of Lucius Verus right / CKHΨIΩN, emperor on horseback galloping right, wielding spear. Winterthur 2787 (as Ant. Pius and M. Aurelius); RPC IV online 2462.TextImage
SEVERUS ALEXANDER
M&M USA 1, 360Severus Alexander, AE36 of Skepsis and Dardanus, Troas. AD 222-235. 23.7 g. AY K M AYΡ CEY AΛEXANΔΡOC, laureate, cuirassed bust right / EΠ CT AI ΠOΛEMΩ OCT B ΣKHΨIΩN ΔAΡΔA, emperor standing front on the left, in military dress, holding spear, crowned by Nike standing left at his side. Unpublished. RPC VI temp. 4115; Münzen & Medaillen Washington auction 1, lot 360; Gorny & Mosch auction 212, lot 2419.TextImage
Weber 5436Severus Alexander, AE28 of Skepsis, Troas. AD 222-235. 8.48 g. AV K M AV CE AΛEXANΔΡOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΣKHΨIΩN ΔAΡΔA, Dionysos, naked, standing right, looking left, holding kantharos and thyrsos; panther behind him at foot left. Weber 5436; Bernhard 48 (but omitting panther in error); SNG von Aulock 7661.TextImage
JULIA MAMAEA
Imhoof KM Add 82Julia Mamaea, AE22 of Skepsis, Troas. AD 222-235. IOYΛIA MAMAIA, draped bust right. / CKHΨIΩN, Aphrodite standing front, looking left, holding Nike and sceptre. Imhoof KM Additions 82 in RSN 1913 (this coin); Noury Bey 1432.TextImage
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