Coins from Mysia
Mysia is the northwestern region of Anatolia located on the shore of the Marmara Sea between Troas and Bithynia. The chief physical features of Mysia are the two mountains, Mount Olympus in the north and Mount Temnus in the south.

The most important cities were Pergamon in the valley of the Caïcus, and Cyzicus on the Propontis. The whole sea-coast was studded with Greek towns, several of which were places of considerable importance; thus the northern portion included Parium, Lampsacus and Abydos, and the southern Assos, Adramyttium. Further south, on the Eleatic Gulf, were Elaea, Myrina and Cyme.

Mysia

(1) Aelia Eudoxia 401-403 AD
Obverse: diademed, draped bust right, being crowned by Hand of God; AEL EVDO_XIA AVG
Reverse: Victory seated right, holding shield with (XP) inside on column; SALVS REI_PVBLICAE / SMKA?
Ref: RIC X 103, SRCV 4241?
(2) Aelia Flaccilla 383-386 AD
Obverse: diademed and draped bust right; AEL FLAC_CILLA AVG
Reverse: Aelia Fllaccila facing, head right, draped, arms folded on breast; SALVS REI_PVBLICAE / SMKΓ
Ref: RIC IX Cyzicus 24 (R), LRBC II 2567...
(3) Alexander III | Antigones I c. 310-301 BC
Obverse: head of young Heracles in lion's skin right
Reverse: Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, forepart of pegasus left in the left field; AΛEΞANΔPOY / (NO)
Ref: Price 1382; Müller 612
(4) Arcadius 383-388 AD
Obverse: pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; D N ARCADIVS P F AVG
Reverse: Arcadius standing right, stepping on captive, holding labarum and globe; VIRTVS E_XERCITI / SMKΔ
Ref: RIC IX Cyzicus 25c
(5) Arcadius 388-392 AD
Obverse: pearl-didemed, draped and cuirassed bust right; D N ARCADIVS P F AVG
Reverse: Victory dragging bounded captive left, trophy on shoulder; SALVS REI_PVBLICAE / (XP) / SMKA
Ref: RIC IX Cyzicus 26c/30b
(6) Augustus 27 BC-14 AD
AE unit Lampsakos
Obverse: CEBACTOY, Head of Augustus facing right, wearing laurel wreath
Reverse: ΛAMΨAK, Priapus standing facing left
Ref: RPC I 2274
(7) Augustus 27 BC-14 AD
AE unit Cyzicus
Obverse: Bare head of Augustus facing right
Reverse: K Y Z I surrounding torch within wreath
Ref: RPC I 2244
(8) Aurelian 274-275 AD
Obverse: IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust right
Reverse: RESTITVTOR ORBIS, Victory, standing right with palm, presenting wreath to Aurelian.
Ref: Sear 11592v
(9) Aurelian 270-275 A.D.
Obverse: IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust right
Reverse: RESTITVTOR ORBIS, Victory, standing right with palm, presenting wreath to Aurelian.
Ref: RIC 368
(10) Aurelian 270-275 A.D.
Obverse: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, radiate, draped bust right
Reverse: IOVI CONSER, Aurelian standing left, receiving globe from Jupiter standing left, both holding sceptres
Ref: RIC 346
(11) Aurelian 272-274 A.D.
Obverse: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust right
Reverse: GENIVS EXERCITI, Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopiae,standard behind him
Ref: RIC 345
(12) Aurelian 273-274 AD
Obverse: radiate cuirassed bust right; IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG
Reverse: female standing right holding wreath, crowning Aurelian standing left wearing military dress, holding long scepter; RESTITVTOR ORBIS / A C
Ref: RIC1st 368 corr.; LV 10347-86
(13) Aurelian 272 AD
Obverse: radiate, cuirassed bust right; IMP AVRELIANVS AVG
Reverse: emperor standing left, raising kneeling woman; RESTITVT·OR_IENTIS / C*S
Ref: RIC V-1, 351 Cyzicus; Cohen 204; ht...
(14) Aurelian 274 AD
Obverse: radiate, cuirassed bust right; IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG
Reverse: Sol advancing left, stepping on captive, raising hand and holding globe; ORIE_N_S AVG / XXI
Ref: RIC V-1, 360 Cyzicus; http://www.ri...
(15) Aurelian 275 AD
Obverse: radiate, cuirassed bust right; IMP AVRELIANVS AVG
Reverse: Victory standing right, holding wreath and palm, facing Emperor in military dress standing left, right hand outstretched and holding long sceptre in left hand; RESTITVTOR__ORBIS / Δ / XXI
Ref: LV 10784-93; RIC 369; http://www.ri...
(16) Aurelian 275 AD
Obverse: radiate, cuirassed bust right; IMP AVRELIANVS AVG
Reverse: Mars in military dress standing right, holding spear, receiving globe from Sol standing left, wearing chalmys, holding globe and whip; MARS__INVICTVS / Γ / XXI
Ref: LV 10718; RIC1st 357 http://www.ric...
(17) Aurelian 272 AD
Obverse: radiate, cuirassed bust right; IMP AVRELIANVS AVG
Reverse: Aurelian in military dress standing right, holding short scepter, receiving globe from Jupiter standing left, holding globe and long scepter; FIDES MIL_ITVM / C*
Ref: LV 10124-67; RIC 1st 344; http://ww...
(18) Aurelian 275 AD
Obverse: radiate, cuirassed bust right; IMP AVRELIANVS AVG
Reverse: Mars in military dress standing right, holding spear in left hand, giving globe to Emperor standing left, holding long sceptre in left hand; RESTITVTOR EXERCITI / B / XXI
Ref: LV 10733-47; RIC1st 366; http://www...
(19) Aurelian 274 AD
Obverse: radiate and cuirassed bust right; IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG
Reverse: Sol standing left, wearing chalmys, raising hand, holding globe; bounded captive seated left, waering oriental dress; ORIE_N_S AVG / B / XXI
Ref: LV 10671-2; RIC1st 360; http://www....
(20) Aurelian 275 AD
Obverse: radiate and cuirassed bust right; IMP AVRELIANVS AVG
Reverse: Mars standing right, holding spear, giving globe to Aurelian standing left, holding long scepter, receiving globe; RESTITVTOR EX_ERCITI / A / XXI
Ref: LV 10728-32; RIC1st 366; http://www...
(21) Aurelian 274 AD
Obverse: radiate, cuirassed bust right; IMP AVRELIANVS AVG
Reverse: Sol standing left, wearing chalmys, holding globe, raising hand, foot resting on captive; bounded captive at each side; ORIE_N_S AVG / A / XXI
Ref: LV 10684-5; RIC 1st 364 http://www....
(22) Aurelian 273-274 AD
Obverse: radiate cuirassed bust right; IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG
Reverse: female standing right holding wreath, crowning Aurelian standing left wearing military dress, holding long scepter; RESTITVTOR ORBIS / B C
Ref: RIC1st 368 corr.; LV 10387-408 http...
(23) Aurelian 272 AD
Obverse: radiate and cuirassed bust right; IMP AVRELIANVS AVG
Reverse: Aurelian in military dress right, holding short scepter, receiving globe from Jupiter standing left, holding long scepter; FIDES MIL_ITVM / *C
Ref: BNC 1154; RIC1st 344 http://www.ric...
(24) Aurelian 274 AD
Obverse: radiate and cuirassed bust right; IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG
Reverse: Sol standing left, wearing chalmys, raising hand, holding globe; bounded captive seated left, waering oriental dress; ORIE_N_S AVG / B / XXI
Ref: LV 10671-2; RIC1st 360, http://www....
(25) Aurelian 273-274 AD
Obverse: radiate and cuirassed bust right; IMP AVRELIANVS AVG
Reverse: female right crowning with wreath Aurelian standing left wearing military dress, holding long scepter; RESTITVTOR ORBIS
Ref: BNC 1193 reads IMP AVELIANVS AVG - ...
(26) City Commemorative 330-333 A.D.
Obverse: CONSTANTINOPOLI, laureate and helmeted bust of Constantinopolis left, sceptre over shoulder
Reverse: Victory standing left, foot on the prow of a ship, holding sceptre and leaning on shield,
Ref: RIC 92
(27) City Commemorative 330-333 AD
Obverse: Roma helmeted, draped and cuirassed bust left; VRBS__ROMA
Reverse: she-wolf and twins Romulus and Remus, ** above; SMKΔ
Ref: RIC 90 (VII, Cyzicus)
(28) City Commemorative 330-336 AD
Obverse: helmeted bust of Roma left wearing imperial cloak; VRBS_ROMA
Reverse: she-wolf and twins Romulus and Remus, ** above; ?SMK?
Ref: RIC 72/91/106/119 (VII, Cyzicus)
(29) Constans 348-350 AD
Obverse: DN CONSTANS P F AVG, Bust of Constans facing right, wearing pearl diadem, cuirass, and drapery
Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Constans standing facing, head left, holding phoenix on globe and labarum; on galley; Victory at right, steering; SMK∈ in exergue
Ref: RIC VIII Cyzicus 66
(30) Constantine I 329-330 AD
Obverse: rosette-didemed, draped and cuirassed bust right; CONSTANTI_NVS MAX AVG
Reverse: Camp gate with 2 turrets and 7 layers, star above; PROVIDEN_TIAE AVGG / SMKE
Ref: RIC VII Cyzicus 61
(31) Constantine I IX 337 - 340 AD
Obverse: veiled head right; DV CONSTANTI_NVS PT AVGG
Reverse: Constantine riding quadriga right, Hand of God above; SMKA·
Ref: RIC VIII Cyzicus 19
(32) Constantine II 330-335 A.D.
Obverse: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS, two soldiers, each holding spear and shield, two standards between them.
Ref: RIC VII Cyzicus 112
(33) Constantine II 330-335 AD
Obverse: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C
Reverse: Two soldiers standing either side of two standards; GLOR_IA EXERC_ITVS / SMKΔ
Ref: RIC VII Cyzicus 80
(34) Constantine II 325-326
AE unit Cyzicus
Obverse: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left
Reverse: PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS, campgate, seven layers, two turrets, star abvove, no doors
Ref: RIC VII 37, Δ
(35) Constantius II 337-341 AD
Obverse: laureate head right; D N CONSTAN_TIVS P F AVG
Reverse: two soldiers standing either side of a standard; GLOR_IA EXERC_ITVS / ?SMK?
Ref: RIC VIII Cyzicus (16;21;23;27;32)
(36) Constantius II 348-350 AD
Obverse: pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding globe; D N CONSTAN_TIVS P F AVG
Reverse: Constantius II standing left, holding labarum and resting hand on shield; two captives to left; FEL TEMP_REPARATIO / *SMKΔ
Ref: RIC VIII Cyzicus 75 var
(37) Crispus 321-324 AD
Obverse: DN FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES, Bust of Crispus facing right, wearing laurel wreath, cuirass, and drapery
Reverse: IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter standing facing, head left, holding Victory on globe and scepter, eagle holding wreath in mouth at left, bound captive at right; XIIΓ in right field; SMKΓ in exergue
Ref: RIC VII Cyzicus 17
(38) Crispus 317-320 A.D.
Obverse: DN FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAESS, laureate bust left, draped, holding globe, sceptre and mappa
Reverse: IOVI CONSER-VATORI CAESS, Jupiter leaning on sceptre and holding Victory on globe, wreath to left, officina letter Δ to right. Mintmark SMK.
Ref: RIC VII 10, Δ
(39) Diocletian c. 295-299 AD
Obverse: radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG
Reverse: Diocletian standing right, holding parazonium, receiving Victory on globe from Jupiter standing left holding long scepter; CONCORDIA MI_LITVM / KΓ
Ref: RIC VI Cyzicus 16a
(40) Diocletian 297-299 AD
Obverse: laureate head right; IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG
Reverse: Genius standing left, pouring out patera and holding cornucopia; GENIO POPV_LI ROMANI / KΓ
Ref: RIC VI Cyzicus 12a
(41) Diocletian 285-293 AD
Obverse: radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind; IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS AVG
Reverse: Diocletian standing right, holding parazonium, receiving Victory on globe from Jupiter standing left, holding Victory on globe and long scepter; CONCORDIA MILITVM • / B / XXI•
Ref: RIC V-2 306
(42) Florianus 276 AD
Obverse: IMP FLORIANVS AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Reverse: CONCORDIA MILITVM, Victory standing right presenting wreath to Florian standing left, T in exergue
Ref: None provided
(43) Florianus VI – VII 276 AD
Obverse: radiate, cuirassed bust right; IMP FLORIANVS AVG
Reverse: Victory standing right, presenting wreath of victory to Florian standing opposite, holding spear; CONCORDIA MILITVM / P
Ref: RIC V-1 Cyzicus 116; BNC 1977-8; ht...
(44) Gaius Caesar | Lucius Caesar ca. 1 AD
AE Half-Unit Pergamum
Obverse: ΓΑΙΟΝ ΚΕΦΑΛΙΩΝ, Bare head of Gaius facing right
Reverse: ΛΕVΚΙΩΝ, Bare head of Lucius facing right
Ref: RPC I 2363
(45) Gambrion after 350 BC
AE unit Gambrion
Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo r.
Reverse: Eight-rayed star
Ref: SNG BnF 908–21; SNG Copenhagen 146–...
(46) Germanicus | Drusus II 14-19 AD
AE Half Unit Pergamon
Obverse: ΓEPMANIKOΣ KAIΣAP, Bare head of Germanicus facing right
Reverse: ΔPOVΣOΣ KAIΣAP, Bare head of Drusus facing right
Ref: RPC I 2367
(47) Geta 198-209 AD
AE unit Cyzicus
Obverse: draped bust right from behind; Λ CEΠTI ΓE_TAC KAICA
Reverse: calf walking right; KVZIKH / NΩN
Ref: BMC Mysia Cyzicus 54,257
(48) Gordian III 238-244 AD
AE unit Cyzicus
Obverse: laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind; AV K M ANT·Γ_OPΔIANOC AV
Reverse: Altar between two serpents coiled about lighted torches; KVZIKH_N(ΩN)__NEΩKOP(ΩN)
Ref: http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/7....
(49) Honorius 406-408 AD
Obverse: pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; D N HONORIVS P F AVG / *
Reverse: Three emperors (Arcadius, Theodosius II, Honorius) standing, holding spears and shields; GLORI_A ROMA_NORVM / SMKB
Ref: RIC X Cyzicus 149
(50) Julian II 361-363 AD
Obverse: DN FL CL IVLIANVS PF AVG, Bust of Julian facing right, wearing pearl diadem, cuirass, and drapery
Reverse: SECVRITAS REIPVB, Bull standing facing right, two stars above; CVZB in exergue
Ref: RIC 127
(51) Julian II 335-360
AE AE3 Cyzicus
Obverse: DN FL CL IVLI-ANVS NOB CS, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, Soldier standing left, right knee raised, spearing fallen horseman who is wearing a Phrygian helmet, reaching backwards. dot-M-dot in left field. Mintmark SMK delta off flan
Ref: RIC VIII Cyzicus 116; cf Sear 4063
(52) Kyzikos 480-450 BC
Obverse: Forepart of boar running left, upward tuna behind
Reverse: Head of roaring lion left within incuse square, star in upper left field
Ref: SNG France 375
(53) Kyzikos 450-400 BC
Obverse: forepart of boar left; tuna fish right
Reverse: head of lion left; star above
Ref: SNG Kayhan 57 ff.; SNG BnF 375; SNG...
(54) Kyzikos c. 400-300 BC
AE unit Kyzikos
Obverse: laureate head of Apollo left
Reverse: amphora, tuna fish right below; KY_ZI
Ref: SNG BnF 411, SNG Cop 57, SNGvA 7351...
(55) Lampsakos 400-200 BC
Obverse: Janiform female head
Reverse: helmeted head of Athena right, bee to the right; ΛA_M
Ref: SNG France 1190
(56) Lampsakos c. 500-450 BC
Obverse: forepart of Pegasos right
Reverse: quadripartite incuse square
Ref: Traité I 104 = J.P. Six, "Monnaies ...
(57) Licinius 313-315 AD
Obverse: laureate head right; IMP C VAL LICIN LICINIVS P F AVG
Reverse: Jupiter standing left, holding Victory and scepter; eagle to left; IOVI CONS_ERVATORI / A / SMK
Ref: RIC VII Cyzicus 4
(58) Licinius 313-315 AD
Obverse: laureate head right; IMP C VAL LICIN LICINIVS P F AVG
Reverse: Jupiter standing left, holding Victory and scepter; eagle to left; IOVI CONS_ERVATORI / Δ / SMK
Ref: RIC VII Cyzicus 4
(59) Licinius 313-315 AD
Obverse: laureate head right; IMP C VAL LICIN LICINIVS P F AVG
Reverse: Jupiter standing left, holding Victory and scepter; eagle to left; IOVI CONS_ERVATORI / A / SMK
Ref: RIC VII Cyzicus 4
(60) Licinius 317-320 AD
Obverse: laureate, draped bust left, holding mappa and scepter on globe; IMP LICI_NIVS AVG
Reverse: Jupiter standing left, holding Victory and scepter; wreath to left; IOVI CONS_ERVATORI AVGG / E / SMK
Ref: RIC VII Cyzicus 9
(61) Licinius II 318-324 AD
Obverse: DN VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C, helmeted and cuirassed bust left holding spear and shield
Reverse: IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter standing left holding Victory on globe and eagle-tipped scepter, another eagle at feet to left, captive seated on ground to right, XIII in right field
Ref: Sear 15409
(62) Maximian 295-296 AD
Obverse: IMP C M A MAXIMIANVS PF AVG, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right
Reverse: CONCORDIA MI-LITVM, Emperor standing right, receiving Victory on globe from Jupiter, standing left and holding sceptre. KΔ in lower centre
Ref: RIC16b
(63) Maximinus II 306 AD
Obverse: laureate head right; GAL VAL MAXIMINVS NOB CAES
Reverse: Genius standing left, wearing modius and chalmys, pouring libations from patera, holding cornucopia GENIO AVGG ET__CAESARVM NN / KΓ
Ref: RIC VI Cyzicus 20b / 24a
(64) Maximinus II 312 AD
Obverse: laureate head right; IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVG
Reverse: Genius standing left, wearing chalmys, holding cornucopia, pouring libations from patera over altar; GENIO AV_GVSTI / E / SMK
Ref: RIC VI Cyzicus 101a
(65) Parion c. 350-300 BC
Obverse: head of Medusa facing (Gorgoneion)
Reverse: bull standing left, head turned right; dolphin above; Π_A / PI
Ref: BMC 22
(66) Parion c. 45 BC
Obverse: female head right wearing stephane; C_G / I_P
Reverse: praefericulum; D_D
Ref: RPC I 2259; SNG France 1416
(67) Parion c. 480 BC
Obverse: head of Medusa (Gorgoneion) facing
Reverse: incuse square with angles in the corners forming cruciform pattern, pellet in center
Ref: SNG BnF 1347; SNG Delepierre 2526; ...
(68) Pergamon c. 133-16 BC
AE unit Pergamon
Obverse: head of Asclepius right
Reverse: a serpent-entwined staff; ΑΣΚΛΗΠΙΟΥ / ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ
Ref: Sear #3971
(69) Pergamon c. 40-60 AD
AE unit Pergamon
Obverse: incuse reverse
Reverse: draped turreted bust of Roma right; ΘEAN PΩ_MHN, crescent
Ref: Lindgren III 277; SNGCop 446; BMC 2...
(70) Pergamon c. 200-100 BC
AE unit Pergamon
Obverse: head of Athena right wearing Corinthian helmet
Reverse: trophy; AΘHNAΣ / NIKHΦOPOY, ΠEPΓ ?
Ref: Sear 3960; SNGCop 393ff, SNGvA 1374
(71) Pergamon 200-133 BC
AE unit Pergamon
Obverse: helmeted head of Athena right
Reverse: owl standing facing on palm branch, wings open; AΘH_NAΣ / NIKHΦOPOY, monogram ? _ monogram ?
Ref: SGCV II 3962, SNG Cop 384 ff
(72) Pergamon 76-67 BC
Obverse: snake emerging from cista mystica, all in ivy wreath
Reverse: coiled snakes, flanking ornamented bow-case, thyrsos right; MOΣ / (ΠYP) / (ΠEP)
Ref: Kleiner, Hoard 44; Pinder 124 var. ...
(73) Pergamon c. 280 - 230 BC
AE unit Pergamon
Obverse: Athena left
Reverse: Two bulls
Ref: SNG Cop 327-328; Weber 5162
(74) Pergamon c. 300-294 BC
AE unit Pergamon
Obverse: Head of young Herakles right wearing lion's head.
Reverse: ΠEΡ, head of Athena right in crested helmet.
Ref: S 3958, BMC Mysia p. 112, 22
(75) Pitane 400-200 BC
AE unit Pitane
Obverse: head of Zeus-Ammon right
Reverse: pentagram, • in center; Π_I_T_A_N
Ref: BMC 171, 5; SNG France 2349; Tuebin...
(76) Plakia c. 400-300 BC
AE unit Plakia
Obverse: turreted head of Cybele right
Reverse: lion right, devouring prey, grain-ear below; ΠΛAKIA
Ref: SNG BnF 2378 ff, SNG Cop 545; SNGvA...
(77) Probus 276 AD
Obverse: radiate, draped bust right from behind; IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
Reverse: Pobus standing in military dress right, holding, globe, receiving eagle-tipped scepter from Jupiter standing left, holding globe and long scepter; CLEMENTIA TEMP / XXIP
Ref: RIC 905
(78) Procopius 365-366 AD
Obverse: DN PROCOPIVS P F AVG, Bust of Procopius facing right, wearing cuirass, drapery, and pearl diadem
Reverse: REPARTIO FEL TEMP, Procopius standing facing, head right, holding labarum and shield; SMKΓ in exergue
Ref: RIC IX Cyzicus 6
(79) Prokonnesos c. 340-330 BC
Obverse: female head right (Aphrodite?) wearing laurel and sakkos
Reverse: oinochoe right; ΠPO__KON
Ref: SNG v. Aulock 1438; SNG France 2424...
(80) Severina 275 AD
Obverse: diademed, draped bust on crescent right; SEVERINA AVG
Reverse: Concordia standing left, holding standard in each hand; CONCORDIAE MILITVM / XXI
Ref: RIC 18; Cohen 7 http://www.ric.mom....
(81) Theodosius II 425-435 AD
Obverse: pearl-didemed, draped and cuirassed bust right; D N THEODO_SIVS P F AVG
Reverse: christian cross within wreath wreath (X in jewel); SMKB
Ref: RIC X 449
(82) Tissaphernes c. 400-395 BC
AE unit Astyra
Obverse: head of Tissaphernes* right, short beard; TIΣΣA
Reverse: facing cult statue of Artemis Astyra wearing kalathos, club right; AΣTYPH
Ref: SNG BnF 124A, Klein 253, Winzer 6.2