Featured Roman Provincial Coin Cities-- How many can we cover?

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  1. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    Great effort, everyone!

    Spelling variations can change where a coin fits in the alphabet. I have this coin logged as "Kibyra" in my notes but see that in most places it is spelled "Cibyra", so I'll post it with the Cs.


    PHRYGIA, Cybyra/Kibyra. Domitian & Domitia
    81-96 AD
    AE 24 mm, 6.9 gm
    Obv: ΔOMITIANOC KAICAP ΔOMITIA CEBACTE, laureate head of Domitian and Domitia facing one another
    Rev: EΠI APXIEPEΩC KΛAV BAINTOC KI BY; Zeus seated left, holding out hand and sceptre
    Ref: RPC 1262; Sear-896, SNG Aulock-3731

    Bing, Nicomedia is the city and Bithynia is the region/state/kingdom. I will record it with the Ns.
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  3. Brian Bucklan

    Brian Bucklan Well-Known Member

    Cyzicus Mysia : Britannicus, with Octavia and Antonia. AD 41-55

    Ox: Bare head of Britannicus right, K-Y to either side, BPITA-NIKOC around
    Rx: Confronted, draped busts of Antonia and Octavia

    Britannicus Provincial Cyzika.jpg
  4. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter


    Plautilla Corinth.jpg

    Plautilla, AD 202-205
    Roman provincial AE 24.4 mm, 5.87 g
    Peloponnesus, Corinth, AD 202-205
    Obv: PLAVTILLA AVGVSTA, bare-headed and draped bust right
    Rev: C L I COR, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae
    Refs: Cohen 41; BMC 672
  5. Smojo

    Smojo dreamliner

    My favorite pick up of the year, so far

    Claudius. AD 41-54.
    Æ20, 5.5g, 12h; Uncertain Caesarea, Syria?
    Obv.: KΛAYΔIOC KAICAP; Laureate head of Claudius right.
    Rev.: ETOYC KAICAPEΩΝ Γ; Turreted, veiled, and draped bust of Tyche right.
    Reference: RPC I 4084; SNG Copenhagen 177 (Caesarea in Cappadocia).
  6. lrbguy

    lrbguy Well-Known Member

    And this is one of my favorite picks so far this year:
    CALIGULA (37-41). Drachm. Caesarea.
    Obv: C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS. Bare head right.
    Rev: IMPERATOR PONT MAX AVG TR POT. Simpulum and lituus.
    RIC² 63; RPC I 3624.
    Weight: 3.39 g.
    Diameter: 19 mm.
  7. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    Which Caesarea is that so I can check it off the list? Cappadocia?

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  8. lrbguy

    lrbguy Well-Known Member

    Cf Sear, Greek Imperial..., 397. Notes it for Cappadocia.
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  9. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    Septimius Severus AR Drachm of Caesaria, Cappadocia. Struck year 2 (=193/4 AD). AV L CEP CEOVHPOC, laureate head right / MHTPO KAICAP, ET B in exergue, agalma of Mt. Argaeus surmounted by six-pointed star.

    Syd 387a
  10. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    Augustus AE 25 As, of leaded bronze, from Colonia Patricia (Corduba), Spain. 19/18-2 BC. PERM CAES AVG, laureate head left / COLONIA PATRICIA in two lines within wreath. SGI 16, RPC 129, Lindgren 87.
  11. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member

    What about cities like Cyme(Kyme)? With provincials I use the Latin form Cyme, but before 44BC I would use Kyme.

    Aeolis, Cyme. AE18. Amazon Kyme/Isis

    Obv: K VMH Amazon Kyme bust r., turreted.
    Rev: KVM AIWN Isis standing l., sistrum in r., situla in l.
    Time of Valerian to Gallienus.
    BMC 120

    Achaea, Arcadia, Caphyae. Septimius Severus Æ22
    Obv: Laureate head right.
    Rev: KAΦYI ATΩN / Artemis, with veil billowing, running left, head right, holding torch and bow.
    22mm., 5.2gm.
    BCD Peloponnesos 1385.

    Achaea. Corinthia, Corinth. Caracalla Æ24.
    Obv: Laureate, draped bust of Caracalla left. Melikertes-Palaimon.
    Rev: CLI COR / Melikertes-Palaimon reclining right on the back of a dolphin, pine tree in background.
    24mm., 8.1 g.
    BCD Corinth 930.

    Cilicia, Corycus. After 1st Century AD.
    Obv: KW PVKI. Galley aphlaston/aplustre.
    Rev: AVTO NOM. Winged caduceus.

    Crete, Koinon of Crete. Hadrian AE

    Hadrian, AE of the Koinon of Crete. 117-138 AD.
    Obv: AVT KAICAP ADRIANOC, laureate head right.
    Rev: K-K(ΚΟΙΝΟΝ ΚΡΗΤΩΝ) to left and right of basket containing poppy and two grain-ears.
    Svoronos 123; SNG Copenhagen 587.

    Lydia, Cilbiani. Geta AE18. River-god Kilbos

    Obv: L CEP GETAC KAI, laureate, draped bust right.
    Rev: KILBIANW N TWNANW, River-god Kilbos reclining left, holding reed and cornucopiae, resting arm on overturned urn from which waters flow. BMC 8.

    Macedonia, Cassandrea. Hadrian AE22. Zeus-Ammon

    Obverse: Laureate head right
    Reverse: Bearded and horned head of Zeus-Ammon left
    Weight: 4.1 gm
    Diameter: 21 mm
    Ref: Moushmov 6310

    Carrhae.jpg Mesopotamia, Carrhae. Elagabalus AE17

    Obv: Radiate bust right.
    Rev: KAΡAKOMH, Crescent with star, pendant fillets and pellet below.
    17mm and 2.8g.

    Gallienus AE. Cyzicus, Mysia, Neokoros. 253-268 AD. AE22, 6.8g.

    Obv: A K P L GALLIHNOC, laureate, draped bust right.
    Rev: KYZI-KH-NWN NEOKOP, altar between two serpent-entwined torches.


    Phrygia, Cotiaeum. Philip I AE26 Kyble. C. Julius Ponticus, Archiereus

    Phrigia, Cotiaeum. Between 244 and 249
    Kyble on stool being pulled by biga of lions. Polos / Tympanon
    SNG AUL 3787(1). BMC 17 S174,78(2)
  12. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member

    Missed this before I posted.
  13. Roman Collector

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    Carthago Nova:

    Calligula and Caesonia.jpg
    Caligula AD 37-41
    Roman provincial Æ 28 mm, 11.17 gm
    Carthago Nova, Spain, AD 37-38
    Obv: C. CAESAR AVG. GERMANIC. IMP. P.M. TR.P. COS., laureate head of Caligula, right
    Rev: CN. ATEL. FLAC. CN. POM. FLAC. II. VIR. Q.V.I.N.C., head of Salus (some attribute to Caesonia, wife of Caligula) right, SAL AVG across field
    Refs: SGI 419; Heiss 272, 35; Cohen 247, 1; RPC 1, 185; SNG Cop 503
  14. Brian Bucklan

    Brian Bucklan Well-Known Member

    Canatha (Syrian Decapolis). This isn't a great example but here it is:

    Canatha CT.jpg

    Ox: KOMOD ANTONOC, laureate and draped bust right
    Rx. GABI KANAQ, helmeted and draped bust of Athena right
  15. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    CARTHAGO NOVA: Cool town. Carthage set it up as a new City to exploit their newly founded Spanish possessions under the Barcids' command. Then early in the 2nd Punic War, the young Scipio (BEFORE being dubbed 'Africanus'), went in and CAPTURED the City! Slap in the ole' Barcids' faces! :)

    Carthago Nova Scipio 209-206 BC AE 14 Horse Head RARE O-R.jpg
    Carthago Nova Scipio 209-206 BCE AE 14 Horse Head RARE

    Carthago Nova SCIPIO Africanus Roman Occupation 209-206 BCE Sear Vol2 6575 Rare.jpg
    Carthago Nova SCIPIO Africanus Roman Occupation 209-206 BCE Sear Vol2 6575 Rare

    Oh, ok, here is a Provincial Version (but the Republican Era is MUCH more cool...) :D :D :D
    RI Nero and Drusus Caesar under Tiberius Carthago Nova mint AE As 14-37 CE.jpg
    RI Nero and Drusus Caesar under Tiberius Carthago Nova mint AE As 14-37 CE
  16. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member

    Spain, Carteia. AE Semis. Queen Elizabeth II / Neptune
    44 B.C. to the beginning of first century A.D.
    RPC 122.
  17. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Hahah... it does look like Queen E II!
  18. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member

    Chalcis ad Belum
    Syria, Chalicidice, Chalcis ad Belum. Trajan Æ26.
    Obv: AYTOK - P KAIC NEP TPAIANOC APICT CEB GERM DAK PA-RQ, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right
    Rev: FL XAL / KIDEON / D in 3 lines within laurel wreath.


    Thrace, Callatis. Julia Domna AE18. Eros
    Obv: IOVLIA DOMNA CEBACTH / draped bust right.
    Rev: KALLATIANWN / Eros standing r. with legs crossed, l. hand on a torch placed downwards, raising r. hand.
    Varbanov 303.


    Thrace, Coela. Commodus AE20. Prow
    Commodus AE20, 3.51g; 20mm, 176-192 AD.
    Obv: CM COMMOC AV, bare-headed, draped, young bust right.
    Rev: AIL MV NIC COILA, star and cornucopia above.
    RPC Online 9386 temp.
  19. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Antonius Pius 4.jpg
    AR Didrachm
    OBVERSE: ANTWNEI-NOC CEBACTOC, laureate head right
    REVERSE: YPAT B PAT PATR, Helios, holding globe and sceptre, standing atop Mt. Argaeus; * in exergue
    Struck at Caesaria, Cappadocia, 139 AD
    6.2g, 21mm
    Syd 301c
  20. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    RI Postumus 259-268 CE Antoninianus Cologne Providentia GREEN.JPG
    RI Postumus 259-268 CE Antoninianus Cologne Providentia GREEN
  21. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    Another great round, everyone! @ancientone is clearly a Provincial fanatic! :)

    That's classified as Imperial, isn't it?

    Time for the Ds :)

    Looks like I have only one... Deultum.

    THRACE, Deultum. Philip I "The Arab"
    CE 244-249
    AE16, 3.05 gm
    Obv: PHILIPPVS IMP M I; laureate, draped, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield
    Rev: C-F P-D in two lines across fields, beehive on a base
    Ref: Varbanov 3041 corr. (rev. description; Varbanov describes the beehive as on a temple, similar to the known type of Philip II, but on this coin it appears to be a simple base or stand)
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