Thessalonica - A settlement in Macedonia also known as Thessaloniki
King Cassander of Macedonia founded Thessalonica in 315 B.C. He named it after his wife Thessalonike, a half-sister of Alexander the Great. The Romans made Thessalonica the capital of the Roman province of Macedonia 168 B.C. In 379 when the Roman Prefecture of Illyricum was divided between the East and West Roman Empires, Thessaloniki became the capital of the new Prefecture of Illyricum. The city remained important in the Byzantine Empire. [Dates of operation: 298 or 299 - c. 460 (closed during the reign of Leo I, 457 - 474). Mintmarks: COM, COMOB, OES, SMTS, TE, TES, TESOB, TH, THES, THS, THSOB, TS, T Christogram E.

Modern location: Salonika, Greece

(1) Anonymous 330-333 AD
Obverse: Constantinopolis helmeted, laureate bust left, holding scepter over shoulder, wearing imperial cloak; CONSTAN_TINOPOLIS
Reverse: Victory standing left, stepping on galley prow, cradling scepter and resting hand on shield; SMTSΔ
Ref: RIC VII Thessalonica 188
(2) Anonymous 330-333 AD
Obverse: helmeted, draped and cuirassed bust of Roma left; VRBS_ROMA
Reverse: she-wolf and twins Romulus and Remus, ** above crescent on shoulder; SMTSE
Ref: RIC VII Thessalonica 187
(3) Antoninus Pius 138-161 AD
Obverse: laureate bust right from behind; KAICAP_ANTΩNEINOC
Reverse: winged thunderbolt with four wings; KOINON MA_KEΔONΩN
Ref: BMC 155; SNG Cop. 430 var; Varbanov...
(4) Augustus 27 BC-14 AD
Obverse: ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ, Head of Augustus facing right, wearing laurel wreath
Reverse: ΘΕΣΣΑΛΟΠΙΚΕΩΠ, Inscription in two lines within laurel wreath
Ref: RPC I 1561
(5) Augustus | Tiberius 4-14 AD
Obverse: laureate head of Augustus right; ΘEΣΣAΛON_IKEΩN
Reverse: bare head of Tiberius right; TIBEPIOΣ__KAIΣAP
Ref: RPC 1565; Moushmov 6683, SNGCop 400...
(6) Augustus | Tiberius 4-14 AD
Obverse: laureate head of Augustus right; ΘEΣΣAΛONI_KEΩN
Reverse: bare head of Tiberius right; TIBEPIOΣ__KAIΣAP
Ref: RPC 1565; Moushmov 6683, SNGCop 400...
(7) Caligula 37-41 AD
AE As equivalent Thessalonica
Obverse: Γ KAIΣAΡ ΣEBAΣTOΣ, Head of Caligula facing left, wearing laurel wreath
Reverse: ΓEΡMANIKOΣ ΘEΣΣAΛONIKEΩN, Bare head of Germanicus facing left
Ref: RPC I 1572; Touratsoglou, Caligula ...
(8) Caligula | Antonia 37-41 AD
Obverse: laureate head left; Γ KAIΣAP ΘEΣΣAΛONIKEΩN
Reverse: veiled bust of Antonia (grandmother of Caligula); ANTΩNIA_ΣEBAΣTH
Ref: RPC 1574
(9) Caligula | Antonia 37-41 AD
Obverse: laureate head left; Γ KAIΣAP ΘEΣΣAΛONIKEΩN
Reverse: veiled bust of Antonia (grandmother of Caligula); ANTΩNIA_ΣEBAΣTH
Ref: RPC 1574
(10) Claudius 41-54 AD
Obverse: bare head left; TI KΛAYΔIOΣ_KAIΣAP
Reverse: macedonian shield; ΣEBAΣTOΣ MAKEΔONΩN
Ref: RPC I 1612; Varbanov III 305; AMNG ...
(11) Claudius 41-54 AD
Obverse: bare head left TI KΛAYΔIOΣ_KAIΣAP
Reverse: macedonian shield ΣEBAΣTOΣ MAKEΔONΩN
Ref: RPC I 1612; Varbanov III 305; AMNG ...
(12) Claudius II 318-319 AD
Obverse: veiled laureate head right; DIVO CLAVDIO OPTIMO IMP
Reverse: emperor seated left on curule chair, holding short scepter, raising right hand; REQVIES OPTIM_ORVM MERITORVM / •TS•A•
Ref: RIC VII Thessalonica 26
(13) Claudius | Britannicus 53-54 AD
Obverse: bare head of Claudius left, countermark; TI KΛAYΔIOC KAICAP CΕΒACTOC
Reverse: draped bust of Britannicus left; BPETANNIKOC ΘECCAΛONI
Ref: RPC 1588
(14) Constans 335-336 AD
Obverse: CONSTANS NOB CAES, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: GLORIA EXCERCITVS, two soldiers standing facing each other, each resting on spear and shield, two standard between them
Ref: Sear 18351
(15) Constans 335-337 A.D.
Obverse: CONSTANS NOB CAES, laureate, draped cuirassed bust right
Reverse: GLORI-A EXER-CITVS, two soldiers holding spears and shields with one standard between them.
Ref: RIC VII Thessalonica 225, rated r1
(16) Constans 337-350 A.D.
Obverse: DN CONSTANS P.F.AVG, His diademed draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: FEL.TEMP.REPARATIO, Constans standing right on galley holding labarum and phoenix, victory at the rudder.
Ref: RIC VIII 120
(17) Constans 347-348 AD
Obverse: laureate-rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; D N CONSTANS_P F AVG
Reverse: two Victories standing, facing each other, each holding a wreath and palm; VICTORIAE DD AVGGQ NN / branch upright / SMTSA
Ref: RIC VIII Thessalonica 105
(18) Constans 348-350 AD
Obverse: pearl-diademed cuirassed draped bust left, globe in hand; D N CONSTA_NS P F AVG
Reverse: helmeted soldier advancing right, head left, holding inverted spear and dragging small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath tree, 3 branches on tree; FEL TEMP REPAR_ATIO / TESΓ
Ref: RIC VIII Thessalonica 118
(19) Constans 348-350 AD
AE Quarter Maiorina Thessalonica
Obverse: pearl-didemed, draped and cuirassed bust right; D N CONSTA_NS P F AVG
Reverse: Constans standing on boat to the left, holding phoenix on globe and labarum; Victory sitting behind, steering boat with rudder; FEL TEMP__REPARATIO / TESE
Ref: RIC VIII Thessalonica 120
(20) Constans 346-348 AD
Obverse: rosette-laurel-didemed, draped and cuirassed bust right; CONSTANS__P F AVG
Reverse: two soldiers standing either side of a standard; GLORI_A EXER_CITVS / SMTSA
Ref: RIC VIII Thessalonica 57
(21) Constantine I 320 AD
Obverse: CONSTANTINVS AVG
Reverse: DN CONSTANTINI AVG, VOT XX inside wreath
Ref: None provided
(22) Constantine I 312-313 AD
Obverse: IMP C CONSTANTINVS PF AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: IOVI CONSERVATORI AVG NN, Jupiter standing left holding victory on globe and resting on sceptre, eagle at feet to left
Ref: Sear 15972
(23) Constantine I 320 A.D.
Obverse: CONSTAN_TINVS AVG Helmeted, cuirassed bust right
Reverse: VIRTVS-EXERCIT Standard inscribed VOT / XX with captives on either side S | F across fields
Ref: Thessalonica, Officina 5 - RIC VII,...
(24) Constantine I 312-313 AD
Obverse: IMP C CONSTANTINVS PF AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG NN, Jupiter standing left, chlamys hanging from left shoulder, holding Victory on globe and leaning on sceptre, eagle with wreath left. Mintmark ·TS ·B·
Ref: RIC VI 61b,B
(25) Constantine I 319 AD
Obverse: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG / Bust of Constantine I, laureate, cuirassed, right
Reverse: VICTORIA - AVGG NN: Victory, winged, draped, advancing left, holding wreath in right hand and palm in left hand
Ref: RIC VII Thessalonica 59
(26) Constantine I 328 AD
Obverse: rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; CONSTAN_TINVS AVG
Reverse: Camp gate with 2 turrets, 7 layers, * above; PROVIDEN_TIAE AVG G / A / SMTS
Ref: RIC VII Thessalonica 169
(27) Constantine I 326-328 AD
Obverse: laureate head right; CONSTAN_TINVS AVG
Reverse: Camp gate with 2 turrets and 7 layers, dots in highest layer, star above; PROVIDEN_TIAE AVGG / • / SMTSΓ
Ref: RIC VII Thessalonica 153
(28) Constantine I 317-318 AD
Obverse: laureate head right; IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG
Reverse: Jupiter standing left, holding Victory and scepter; eagle to left; IOVI CONS_ERVATORI / ·TS·A·
Ref: RIC VII Thessalonica 19
(29) Constantine II 330-333 AD
Obverse: CONSTANTINVS IVNIOR NOB C
Reverse: GLORIA EXCERCITVS
Ref: Sear 17335
(30) Constantine II AD 324
Obverse: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left
Reverse: VOT/·/X in three lines within wreath, TSBVI
Ref: RIC VII 128
(31) Constantine II 324 AD
Obverse: laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left; CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C
Reverse: VOT / • / X within wreath; CAESARVM NOSTRORVM / TSBVI
Ref: RIC VII Thessalonica 128
(32) Constantius II 348-350 A.D.
Obverse: D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, emperor in military dress standing left on galley, holding phoenix on globe and a standard with Chi-Rho in the banner; Victory at helm steers the ship
Ref: Thessalonica RIC VIII 119
(33) Constantius II 351-355 AD
Obverse: pearl-diademed head right; D N CONSTAN_TIVS P F AVG
Reverse: VOTIS / X X X / MVLTIS / XXXX within wreath; TES
Ref: RIC 163; C. 341
(34) Constantius II 347-348 AD
Obverse: laureate-rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; CONSTANTI_VS P F AVG
Reverse: two Victories standing, facing each other, each holding a wreath and palm; VICTORIAE DD AVGGQ NN / · / SMTSE
Ref: RIC VIII Thessalonica 99
(35) Constantius II 347-348 AD
Obverse: laureate-rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; CONSTANTI_VS P F AVG
Reverse: two Victories standing, facing each other, each holding a wreath and palm; VICTORIAE DD AVGGQ NN / · / SMTSΔ
Ref: RIC VIII Thessalonica 99
(36) Constantius II 350-355 AD
Obverse: pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; D N CONSTAN_TIVS P F AVG
Reverse: soldier spearing falling horseman (phrygian helmet); FEL TEMP__REPARATIO / Γ / SMTS
Ref: Thessalonica 189
(37) Constantius II 347-348 AD
Obverse: laureate-rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; CONSTANTI_VS P F AVG
Reverse: two Victories standing, facing each other, each holding a wreath and palm; VICTORIAE DD AVGGQ NN / SMTS?
Ref: RIC VIII Thessalonica 99 (SMTSA, SM...
(38) Crispus 324 A.D.
Obverse: FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES
Reverse: CAESARVM NOSRORVM VOT X in wreath
Ref: RIC Thessalonica 125
(39) Crispus 324 AD
Obverse: laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left; FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES
Reverse: VOT / · / X within wreath; CAESARVM NOSTRORVM / TSΔVI
Ref: RIC VII Thessalonica 125
(40) Fausta 324-325 AD
Obverse: FLAV MAX FAVSTA AVG
Reverse: SPES REIPVBLICAE, Fausta standing with two children; Constantius II & Constans
Ref: Sear 16571
(41) Galerius 308-311 AD
Obverse: GAL MAXIMIANVS PF AVG
Reverse: GENIO AVGVSTI, Genius waring modius standing left holding patera from which liquid flows and cornucopiae
Ref: Sear 14507
(42) Galerius 298-299 AD
Obverse: Laureate head r.
Reverse: Genius standing l., holding patera and cornucopia; TSA.
Ref: RIC VI 20b
(43) Helena AD 326-328
Obverse: FL HELENA AVGVSTA, diademed and mantled bust right, wearing necklace
Reverse: SECVRITAS REIPVBLICE, Securitas standing left, lowering branch and raising robe with right hand; SMTSΓ in exergue
Ref: RIC 159 (Constantine I); Sear 16612
(44) Heraclius 624-625 AD
Obverse: Martina (his wife) on left, Heraclius in center and Heraclius Constantine (his son) on right, standing facing, all crowned and wearing chlamys and all holding cross on globe
Reverse: Large M, ANNO at left, cross at top, B below, XVI at right, ΘEC in exergue
Ref: Sear 825
(45) Julian II 355-360 AD
Obverse: bare draped and cuirassed bust right; D N CL IVLIANVS NOB CAES
Reverse: soldier spearing falling horseman (phrygian helmet); FEL TEMP__REPARATIO / E / SMTS
Ref: unlisted, RIC VIII Thessalonica 190...
(46) Julius Caesar | Augustus 27 BC - 14 AD*
Obverse: bare head of Julius Caesar right; ΘEOC
Reverse: bare head of Augustus right; ΘEΣΣAΛO_NIKEΩN
Ref: RPC I 1555
(47) Julius Caesar | Octavian 28-27 BC
AE 2 Asses? Thessalonica
Obverse: ΘEOΣ, Head of Divus Julius Caesar facing right, wearing laurel wreath; NK countermark
Reverse: ΘEΣΣAΛONIKEΩN, Bare head of Octavian facing right; Δ below
Ref: RPC I 1554; c/m Howgego 651
(48) Licinius 308-311 AD
Obverse: laureate head right; VAL•LICINIVS P F AVG
Reverse: Genius standing left, chalmys over shoulder, holding cornucopia, pouring libations from patera; GENIO A_VGVSTI / *_A / •SM•TS•
Ref: RIC VI Thessalonica 30b
(49) Macedonia 90-75 BC
Obverse: diademed head of Alexander III right, Horn of Ammon; MAKEΔONΩN, Θ
Reverse: club, money-chest (cista) left, quaestor's chair (sella curulis) right, all within laurel wreath; AESILLAS, Q
Ref: AMNG III 217. SNG Cop. 1330
(50) Marcianus 450-457 AD
Obverse: DN MARCIANVS PF AVG, Pearl diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: Monogram 1B within wreath
Ref: RIC X 535
Obverse: Α Γ Ω N Ο Θ Ε Σ Ι Α, Bust of Agonotheseia right.
Reverse: ANT KAI within wreath
Ref: RPC I 1552. SNG ANS 819. SNG Copenh...
(52) Marcus Aurelius 161-180 AD
Obverse: radiate head right; KAICAP AN_TΩNINOC
Reverse: winged thunderbolt; KOINON MA_KEΔONΩN
Ref: Varbanov 3051/3052var (Büste).
(53) Philip II Junior 247-249 AD
Obverse: radiate and draped bust right from behind; MAP IOYΛIOC ΦIΛIΠΠOC KE
Reverse: tetrastyle temple seen in prospective (3/4 left); ΘECCAΛONIKEΩN ΠYΘIA
Ref: obv, Varbanov.4740; rev. Varbanov 4...
(54) Thessalonica Circa 187-31 BC
Obverse: Wreathed head of Dionysos right
Reverse: Pegasos flying right
Ref: Cf. SNG ANS 800 (Goat on reverse)
(55) Thessalonica 187-31 BC
Obverse: head of Dionysos with ivy wreath right
Reverse: goat standing right; ΘEΣΣAΛ_O / N_IKH_Σ, (ΔH) / (ΓK)
Ref: Sear #1466;
(56) Thessalonica 187-31 BC
Obverse: helmeted head of Athena right
Reverse: horse running right, below caduceus; ΘEΣΣAΛO / NIKHΣ
Ref: BMC Macedonia p. 112, 40; SNG Dreer...
(57) Thessalonica 187-31 BC
Obverse: laureate head of Zeus right
Reverse: two goats butting heads; ΘE_Σ / Σ_A / Λ_ONIK_HΣ
Ref: SNG Cop 350. Moushmov 6595.
(58) Thessalonica 187-31 BC
Obverse: laureated and bearded head of Zeus right
Reverse: eagle with spread wings standing right on lightning; ΘEΣΣAΛO / NIKHΣ, (AVTE)
Ref: BMC 30; SNGANS 801; Gaebler 16; Mou...
(59) Tiberius | Livia 14-29 AD
Obverse: laureate head of Tiberius right; TI·KAIΣAP ΣE_BAΣTOΣ
Reverse: bust of Livia right; ΘEΣΣAΛONI_KEΩN ΣEBAΣTH
Ref: RPC I 1568
(60) Valens 367-370 A.D.
Obverse: DN VALENS PF AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE, Victory walking left, holding wreath and palm. Star in left field.
Ref: Thessalonica RIC 18b
(61) Valens 367-370 A.D.
Obverse: DN VALENS PF AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE, Victory walking left, holding wreath and palm. No fieldmarks.
Ref: Thessalonica RIC 18b, type i(a)
(62) Valens 364-367 AD
Obverse: pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; D N VALEN_S P F AVG
Reverse: Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm; SECVRITAS__REIPVBLICAE / TESΔ
Ref: RIC IX Thessalonica 18b/27b, type i
(63) Valens 367-375 AD
Obverse: pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; D N VALEN_S P F AVG
Reverse: Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm; SECVRITAS__REIPVBLICAE / A _ wreath / TES
Ref: RIC IX Thessalonica 18b/27b, type x...
(64) Valens 367-375 AD
Obverse: pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; D N VALEN_S P F AVG
Reverse: Valens advancing right, dragging captive and holding labarum; GLORIA RO_MANORVM / * _ * above B / TES
Ref: RIC IX Thessalonica 26b, type xvii
(65) Valens 367-375 AD
Obverse: pearl-didemed, draped and cuirassed bust right; D N VALEN_S P F AVG
Reverse: Valens advancing right, dragging captive and holding labarum; GLORIA RO_MANORVM / wreath _ • over A / TES
Ref: RIC IX Thessalonica 26b, type xxi (...
(66) Valentinian I 364-367 AD
Obverse: pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; D N VALENTINI_ANVS P F AVG
Reverse: Valens advancing right, dragging captive and holding labarum; GLORIA RO_MANORVM / wreath / TES{A,B}
Ref: RIC IX Thessalonica 16a, type vi
(67) Valentinian II 383-388 AD
Obverse: pearl-didemed, draped and cuirassed bust right D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG
Reverse: VOT / X / MVLT / XX within wreath; TES
Ref: RIC IX Thessalonica 49a
(68) Zeno 476-491 AD
Obverse: DN ZENO PERP AVG, Bust of Zeno facing slightly right, wearing helmet, pearl diadem, and cuirass, holding spear in right hand behind head and shield decorated with horseman on left arm
Reverse: VICTORIA AVGGG, Victory standing facing left, holding long jeweled cross; star in left and right fields; CONOB in exergue
Ref: RIC X Zeno (East) 939