The Ancient Coinage of Cassandrea

Listed by Moushmov Number

Including additional items for this online edition, with numbers in italics.
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CASSANDREA City on Halkidik.

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Autonomous bronze coins.
6296 CASSANDRE within laurel wreath. Rev.: AVG and crescent moon above standard; standard to left and right. (Mionnet I, 172 describes the reverse as "Vexillum inscribed AVG, crescent above, military standard to left and right").
6297 Standard and over it Ė A M between two military ensigns, decorated with Macedonian shield. Rev. : CASSANDREA in the field.
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Mionnet Supp. 3
338
Obv: K, prow of ship. Rev.: KACCA, within laurel wreath. Mionnet Supp. III, 338, citing Sestini, Descr. p. 99, 1 but questions the attribution.

Imperial bronze coins.

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Claudius (41 Ė 54 A.D.)

Obv: TI CLA CAES GERM TR P P P.
- TI CL...AVG GERM P M T P. TI CLAV CAES GERM P M T P. His head or bust.
Rev: COL IVL AVG CASSANDRE.
- COL IVL CASSANDR.
6298 Head of Zeus Ammon right, with ramís horn. Common. Mionnet I, 173. Sometimes with AG or AVG countermark. Varbanov 3319-3323.
6299 Head of Zeus Ammon with ramís horn and countermarked with the letters NC or AVG.
6300 The same coin made from billon.
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Nero (54 Ė 68 A.D.)

6301 NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P IMP P P. Ė NERO CLAVDIVS C...GERM TR P IMP. His head. Rev. : COL IVL AVG CASSANDRENS. Head of Zeus Ammon left with ramís horn. Mionnet I, 174. Varbanov 3324-3325.
RPC I 1517. Nero AE22 of Macedonia, Cassandrea. NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P, radiate head of Nero left / COL IVL AVG CASSANDREN, bearded head of Zeus Ammon left, ram's horn. SNG ANS 234, Moushmov 6301.
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Galba (68 Ė 69 A.D.)

6302 SVL GALBA...His head. Rev. : COL IVL AVG CASSANDR. Head of Zeus Ammon with ramís horn. Varbanov 3326.
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Vespasian (69 Ė 79 A.D.)

6303 IMP CAES VESPASIA AVG. His head. Rev. : COL IVL AVG CASSANDRENS. Head of Zeus Ammon left with ramís horn. Mionnet I, 175
Vespasian AE22 of Cassandrea, Macedonia. Laureate head right / COL IVL AVG CASSANDRENS, horned head of Zeus Ammon left. Varbanov 3327-3328.
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Domitian (81 Ė 96 A.D.)

6304 IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM. His head. Rev. : COL IVL AVG CASSANDRENS. Head of Zeus Ammon with ramís horn, left.
RPC II 317. Domitian AE22 of Cassandreia. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM, laureate head right / COL IVL AVG CASSANDRENS. head of Zeus Ammon left with ram's horn. Varbanov 3333. BMC 65.
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Titus & Domitian

Titus and Domitian

Moushmov 6305
Varbanov 3329
IMP CAES DOMIT CAES, Laureate head of Titus right facing bare head of Domitian left / COL IVL AVG CASSANDRENS, Head of Zeus Ammon left. Varbanov 3329.
Moushmov 6305
Varbanov 3330
T CAES IMP DOMIT CAES, Laureate head of Titus right facing laureate head of Domitian left / COL IVL AVG CASSANDRENS, Head of Zeus Ammon left. Varbanov 3330.
Moushmov 6305
Varbanov 3331
T CAES IMP DOMITIAN CAES, Laureate head of Titus right facing laureate head of Domitian left / COL IVL AVG CASSANDRENS, Head of Zeus Ammon left. Varbanov 3331.

Julia Titi (Daughter of Titus)

6306IVLIA AVGVS.., draped bust right / COL IVL AVG CASSA, female figure standing, holding sceptre and cornucopiae. Varbanov 3332.
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Nerva (96 Ė 98 A.D.)

6307 IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TP P COS II. His head. Rev. : COL IVL AVG CASSANDRENS. Head of Zeus Ammon left with ramís horn. Varbanov 3334.
Nerva AE23 of Cassandrea, Macedonia. Laureate head right / horned head of Zeus Ammon left. SGI 929; Mionnet I, 176.
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Trajan (98 Ė 117 A.D.)

6308 IMP CAES TRAIANO AVG GER DAC. His head. Rev. : COL IVL AVG CASSANDRENS. Head of Zeus Ammon with ramís horn. Varbanov 3335.
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Plotina (wife of Trajan)

6309 PLOTINA AVGVSTA. Her head. Rev. : COL IVL CASSANDRENS. Head of Zeus Ammon with ramís horn, left. Mionnet I, 177. Varbanov 3336.Plate XLIV 17.
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Hadrian (117 Ė 138 A.D.)

6310 IM HADRIA.. AV, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Rev. : COL IVL CASSANDRENS, Head of Zeus Ammon left with ramís horn. Mionnet I, 178; Varbanov 3337.
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Antoninus Pius (138 Ė 161 A.D.)

6311 T AEL CAESAR ANTONINV or T AEL CAESAR ANTONINVS, laureate head right. Rev. : COL IVL AVG CASSAND... Head of Zeus Ammon with ramís horn; serpent behind. Varbanov 3338. Without serpent: Varbanov 3339.
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Marcus Aurelius (161 Ė 180 A.D.)

Obv: M AV ANTON AVG or IMP M AVREL ANTON or IMP...AVRELIVS AVG or M AVR ANTON AVG with bare head or bare-head, draped and cuirassed or laureate head right.
Rev: COL IVL AVG CASSAND or (usually) COL IVL AVG CASS.
6312 Head of Zeus Ammon with ramís horn, right. Mionnet I, 179; Varbanov 3340-3341
6313 Serapisí head with kalathos (hat). Plate VII 11.
6314 Zeus, naked, standing left, holding Nike and sceptre. Varbanov 3345.
Varbanov 3340Head of Zeus Ammon left. Varbanov 3340.
Varbanov 3342The Nymph Nysa standing right, raising hem of robe and holding the infant Dionysos and cornucopiae. Varbanov 3342.
Varbanov 3343Zeus standing left, holding patera and sceptre. Varbanov 3343.
Varbanov 3344Head of Serapis right, kalathos (modius) on head. Varbanov 3344.
Varbanov 3346Poseidon standing, looking left, holding dolphin and trident. Varbanov 3346.
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Faustina II (wife of Marcus Aurelius)

6314AZeus standing left.
Faustina II AE19 of Cassandrea, Macedonia. FAVSTINA (...), draped bust right / COL IVL (CASSAN), Zeus standing left, holding thunderbolt and sceptre, eagle at foot. Not in Varbanov.
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Lucius Verus (161 Ė 169 A.D.)

6315 L AVR VER... - AEL AVREL. His head. Rev. : COL IVL AVG CASSAN. Head of Zeus Ammon with ramís horn or wreath. Varbanov 3347.
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Commodus (176 Ė 192 A.D.)

Obv: IM L AVR COM or M AVR COM ANT or M AVR COMMOD CAE.
Rev: COL IVL AVG CASSAN or COL IVL AVG CAS or COL IVL AVG CASS.
6316 Head of Zeus Ammon right, with ramís horn. Common. Mionnet I, 180; Varbanov 3349-3351 and 3358 and 3360.
Commodus AE21 of Cassandreia in Macedonia. IM L AVR COM, laureate head right / COL IVL AVG CAS, head of Zeus-Ammon right. SNG Cop 152.
6317 Zeus standing, holding thunderbolt and sceptre. Varbanov 3348 and 3352Plate VIII 17.
6318 Poseidon, naked standing, holding dolphin and trident. Varbanov 33453-3355 (Poseidon standing right); Varbanov 3356 (Poseidon standing left). Plate X 3 Ė 5. Common.
Varbanov 3357M AVR COMMOD CAE.., laureate head right/COL IVL AVG CASS, the nymph Nysa standing , holding bunch of grapes in raised right hand above her shoulder, and the infant Dionysos and a cornucopeia in left hand, corn-ears behind her. Varbanov 3357; AMNG 12.
Varbanov 3358IM L AVR COM, laureate head right/COL IVL AVG CASSAN, the nymph Nysa standing , holding bunch of grapes in raised right hand above her shoulder, and the infant Dionysos and a cornucopeia in left hand. Varbanov 3358;AMNG 13.
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Septimius Severus (193 Ė 211 A.D.)

6319 IMP L SEP SEVER or IMP C L SEP SEVER AVG, laureate and draped bust right. Rev. : COL IVLI AVG CASS or COL IVLI AVG CASS or IVL AVG CASSAN. Head of Zeus Ammon right with ramís horn. Varbanov 3361
Septimius Severus AE20 of Cassandreia, Macedonia. (from top right) IMP C L SEP SEP (sic) AV[G], laureate head right / (from lower right), COL IVL AVG CAS, head of Zeus Ammon right. Lindgren 1042.
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Julia Domna (wife of Septimius Severus)

6320 IVLIA...Her head. Rev. : COL IVL CASSA. Nysa standing, right hand raised over her head, holding cornucopiae in left. Varbanov 3363.
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Caracalla

Obv: M AVR ANTONINVS or IMP C M AVR ANTONINVS PIVS or AVR ANTONINVS, laureate head right or laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: COL IVLI AVG CASSA.
6321 Head of Zeus Ammon right with ramís horn. Varbanov 3363; AMNG 6322.
Caracalla AE20 of Cassandreia, Macedonia. M AVR ANTONINVS, laureate head right / COL OIVL AVG CAS, bearded head of Zeus Ammon with ram's horn, right. SNG Cop 154.
6322 Nysa standing facing, head right, raising her dress to her head with her right hand and holding cornucopiae and the infant Dionysos in left. 20 mm. Varbanov-
6323 Distyle temple with Dionysos right within, holding bunch of grapes in raised right hand, panther before him, serpent and letter A behind him. Varbanov 3366 corr. (rev. description).
Varbanov 3365M AVR ANTONINVS, laureate head right / COL IVL AVG CASSA, Poseidon standing right, right foot on prow, holding dolphin and trident. Varbanov 3365.
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Caracalla & Geta

6325 ...Uncertain legend, usually defaced by order of Caracalla, confronted busts, usually with the head of Geta obliterated. Rev. : COLONIA CASSANDRIA. Head of Zeus Ammon with ramís horn, right. Varbanov 3367.
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Geta (209 Ė 212 A.D.)

6324 P CEP GETAS CA or P CEO GETAS CAE, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right. Rev. : C IVL AVG CASS. Head of Zeus Ammon right with ramís horn. Varbanov 3369.
Geta AE19 of Cassandreia. Bare head right / head of Zeus Ammon right.
Varbanov 3368P CEP GETAS CA, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right. Rev. : C IVL AVG CASS. Head of Zeus Ammon left with ramís horn. Varbanov 3368.
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Macrinus (217 Ė 218 A.D.)

Obv: IMP OPEL SEV MACRINVS or IMP C M OPE SEV MACRINVS, laureate and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: COL IVL AVG CASSAN or COL IVLIA AVG CASSAN.
6326 Woman standing, raising her dress with right hand, holding cornucopiae in left hand. Varbanov 3370.
6327 Zeus standing, holding patera; eagle below. Varbanov 3372.
Varbanov 3371IMP C M OPE SEV MACRINVS, laureate and cuirassed bust right. Rev. : COL IVL AVG CASSAN, Zeus standing slightly right, holding bunch of grapes in raised right hand above his shoulder, eagle at foot left. Varbanov 3371.
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Diadumenian (son of Macrinus)

6328 M OPEL ANTO DIADVMENIAN, laureate head right. COL IVL AG CASS (sic) ... Head of Zeus Ammon left with ramís horn. Varbanov 3373.
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Elagabalus (218 Ė 222 A.D.)

6329 IMP C M AVR ANTONINVS..., laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Rev. : COL AVL AVG CASS. Head of Zeus Ammon left, with ramís horn, serpent behind. Varbanov 3774.
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Julia Maesa (grandmother of Elagabalus)

Obv: IVLIA MAESA AVG, draped bust right. Rev: COL IVL AVG CASSA or CO IV CASS.
6330 Head of Zeus Ammon left with ramís horn. Varbanov 3775.
6331 Youthful figure standing between two upright serpents, holding fruit and raising right hand. (The figure might in fact be Artemis with two torches). Varbanov 3776.
Julia Maesa AE20 of Cassandreia. IVLIA MAESA AVG (S retrograde), draped bust right / COL IVL AVG CASSA (S retrograde), Diana(?) standing facing, head right, holding two long torches(?).
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Severus Alexander (222 Ė 235 A.D.)

Obv: IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXANDR or IMP C M A ALEXAND IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND A, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: COL IVL AVG CASSA or COLO IVL CASSA.
6332 Head of Zeus Ammon with left ramís horn. Varbanov 3777.
6333 Man in short tunic standing on base, sacrificing over an altar beside the base; legionary eagle on column before. Varbanov 3778.
Varbanov 3379IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXANDR, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / COLO IVL CASSA, distyle temple with Zeus Ammon within, holding bunch of grapes, eagle and serpent at foot left and right. Varbanov 3779.
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Gordian III (238 Ė 244 A.D.)

6334 AV C M ANT0NIOC GORDIANOS (sic). or AV C M ANTONI.. GORDIANOC. His head. Rev. : COLONIA or COLΩNEA (sic) CASSANDRIA. The nymph Nysa standing facing, holding the infant Bacchus, and cornucopiae in left hand. Varbanov 3380.Plate XLIV 16.
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Philip I (244 Ė 249 A.D.)

Obv: IMP C M IVL PHILIPPVS or IMP C PHILIPPO, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: COL C...CASSANDRIAS.
6335 Head of Zeus Ammon left with ramís horn. Varbanov 3381.
6336 Head of Zeus Ammon right with ramís horn. Varbanov 3382.
6337 The nymph Nysa standing left, holding bunch of grapes in raised right hand above her shoulder, infant Bacchus and cornucopiae in left, corn-ears behind. Varbanov 3383.
6338 IA-C in fields, Male figure standing between a serpent and an eagle, holding bunch of grapes in raised right hand above his shoulder. Varbanov 3384.
SNG Cop 155Poseidon standing left on prow.
Philip I AE23 of Cassandrea, Macedonia. IMP C M IVL PHILIPPVS, laureate draped bust right / COL IVL AVG CASSANDRIAS, Poseidon standing left, naked, foot on prow, holding dolphin and trident. SNG Cop 155; Alpha Bank 8564. Varbanov -.
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