Coins from Phrygia
Phrygia lies in western central Anatolia (Asia Minor) between Bithynia, Mysia, Lydia, Pisidia, and Galatia. The cities were found in the valleys and high plains between the many high mountains of the land. The native Phrygians fell under Lydian, then Persian, then Macedonian rule. Greek and Macedonian settlers were planted in Phrygia by the Seleucids and Attalids in a mutual rivalry, but northern Phrygia was overrun by Celts (eventually it would become Galatia). After the defeat of Antiochus at Magnesia, Phrygia was assigned to the kingdom of Pergamum in 188 B.C., after which it became intensely Hellenized and first struck coins. Rome took control, along with the rest of the Pergamene kingdom, in 133 B.C.

This category covers the cities of Apameia, Hierapolis, Laodicea ad Lycus and more.
Phrygia
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An AE unit struck 138-161 AD in Laodicea ad Lycum
Obverse: Laureate head right; AV KAI TI AI AΔP__ANTΩNEINOC

Reverse: Wreath; (ΠΟ) / ΑΙΛΙΟС / ΔΙΟΝVСΙΟС / ΛΑΟΔΙ / ΚЄΩΝ

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 10.1 g
ex Naumann
RPC IV online 2084; BMC 202-3.
(2) Apameia
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An AE unit struck 133-48 BC in Apameia
Obverse: Turreted head of Artemis-Tyche right

Reverse: Marsyas, walking right, on meander pattern, playing flute, AΠAME & ΚΗΦΤΙΣ (Magistrate)

Diameter: 16 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 5 g
No notes for this coin
Sear 5122
(3) Apameia
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An AE Tetrachalkon struck 133-48 BC in Apameia
Obverse: laureate head of Zeus right

Reverse: Artemis Anatis facing AΠAME / HPAKΛEI / EΓΛO

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 7.52 g
No notes for this coin
BMC Phrygia 69; SNG Cop 183; SGCV II 5121; SNG von Aulock 347
(4) Apameia
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An AE unit struck 88-40 BC in Apameia
Obverse: Turreted bust of Artemis–Tyche right, bow and quiver over shoulder

Reverse: Marsyas advancing right, playing aulos; maeander pattern below

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
Attalos, son of Bianor, eglogistes.
HGC 7, 674; BMC 62.
(5) Apameia
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An AE unit struck 133-48 BC in Apameia
Obverse: bust of Athena right wearing aegis and high-crested Corinthian helmet

Reverse: eagle alighting right, star over pileus on both sides, star above, meander pattern below; AΠΑΜΕΩN // ?(KOKOY)?

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
SNG Copenhagen 161-2; BMC 78-82; HGC 7, 670.
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An AE unit struck c. 15 BC in Laodicea ad Lycum
Obverse: laureate head right, lituus right; ΣEBAΣTOΣ

Reverse: Zeus Laodicea standing left with eagle and staff; ZEVΞIΣ / ΦIΛAΛHΘHΣ / ΛAOΔIKEΩN

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 5.15 g
No notes for this coin
RPC 2894; SNG Cop. 555.
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An AE unit struck c. 15 BC in Laodicea ad Lycum
Obverse: bare bust right seen from behind; ΣEBAΣTOΣ

Reverse: serpent-entwined staff; ZEVΞIΣ / ΦIΛAΛHΘHΣ / ΛAOΔIKEΩN

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.51 g
No notes for this coin
RPC I, 477, 2895. SNG von Aulock 3837. SNG München 375
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An AE unit struck ca. 15 BC in Laodicea ad Lycum
Obverse: ΣEBAΣTOΣ, Head of Augustus facing right, wearing laurel wreath, lituus at right (off of flan)

Reverse: ZEYΞIΣ ΦIΛAΛHΘHΣ ΛAOΔIKEΩN, Zeus Laodiceus standing facing left, holding eagle and scepter

Diameter: 21 mm
Die Orientation: 12 H
Weight: 5.46 g
Zeuxis Philalethes as magistrate
RPC I 2894
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An AE unit struck 211-217 AD in Laodicea ad Lycum
Obverse: laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind; AVT·KAI M·AYP'AN·_TΩNEINOC·CEB

Reverse: Agnostic table with prize urn and palm on top; knives at sides; kantharos under table; EΠI Λ AIΛ ΠI_ΓPHTOC ACIAP / ΛAOΔIKEΩN / NEΩKOPΩN

Diameter: 36 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 27.1 g
Lucius Aelius Pigres asiarch
unlisted
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An AE unit struck 211-217 AD in Midaion
Obverse: laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind; ANTΩNEINOC__AVΓOVCTOC

Reverse: Athena standing left wearing helmet, holding patera and scepter; MIΔA_EΩN

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 15.4 g
No notes for this coin
Von Aulock, Phrygien II, S. 105, Nr. 786.
(11) Fulvia
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An AE 23 struck 41-40 BC in Fulviana
Obverse: Bust of Fulvia (as Victory) right.

Reverse: Minerva standing left, holding shield and spear; [ΦOYΛOYIANON] in right field, [Z]MEPTOPIΓOΣ / [Φ]IΛΩNIΔOΥ] in two lines in left field.

Diameter: 23 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 7.48 g
"Fulvia (c. 83 BC – 40 BC) was an aristocratic Roman woman who lived during the Late Roman Republic. She gained access to power through her marriage to three of the most promising men of her generation, Publius Clodius Pulcher, Gaius Scribonius Curio, and Mark Antony. All three husbands were politically active populares, tribunes, and supporters of Julius Caesar. Though she is more famous for her involvement in Antony's career, many scholars believe that she was politically active with all of her husbands."

"Fulvia married Mark Antony in 44 BC, and became an outspoken defender of his interests in Rome while he campaigned in the East. The city of Eumenia (where this coin was struck) was re-named Fulviana in her honor by Antony's partisans. By 40 BC Fulvia's strident attacks on Octavian caused a great deal of trouble for Antony, who upbraided her for antagonizing Octavian, with whom he was trying to maintain a semblance of cordial relations. Fulvia died at Sicyon shortly thereafter. Sometime afterward these coins struck at "Fulviana" had their ethnic scratched off (this specimen got away), and two countermarks were applied: one may be resolved as Eumeneia; the other as Philonidos, although Zmertorix himself has been suggested). These countermarks suggest that, rather than melting down the coinage of Fulvia and striking new coins, a more expeditious solution was required to keep needed currency in circulation."

Provenance: H.D Rauch, E-Auction 28 (13 September 2018), lot 131.
RPC I 3139
(12) Hadrian
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An AE unit struck 117-138 AD in Palaeobeudus
Obverse: laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind wearing paludamentum; KAICAP__AΔPIANOC

Reverse: Demeter standing half-left, veiled in long chiton and peplos, holding ears of corn and poppy in the right hand and torch in the left; ΠΑΛΑΙΟΒΕΥΔΗΝΩΝ

Diameter: 17 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.9 g
No notes for this coin
RPC III, 2623; vA, Phryg. I, 854-5
(13) Hierapolis
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An AE unit struck 211-249 AD in Hierapolis (Phrygia)
Obverse: draped bust of Roman Senate right; countermark; IEPA CV_NKΛHTOC

Reverse: Hades abduces Persephone in quadriga right; IEPA_Π_O_Λ_ITΩN / NEΩKO / PON

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 6.6 g
No notes for this coin
BMC 86-7; SNG Cop. - , SNG v.Aul. 3633. ex MZ 130, 2006, 265; Howgego 278 (for c/m).
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An AE unit struck c. 180-218 AD in Hierapolis (Phrygia)
Obverse: veiled, laureate and draped bust of Boule right; ΒΟVΛΗ

Reverse: Apollo on horse right holding labrys and reins; IE_PAΠOΛITΩN

Diameter: 24.5 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 6.2 g
No notes for this coin
RPC IV.2, 9791 (temporary); Weber, NC 1913, 28, no. 5$, BMC 77-8$, Cop 432$
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An AE unit struck 194-217 AD in Philomelion
Obverse: draped bust right; IOYΛIA ΔO_MNA CEBA_CT

Reverse: Dionysos standing left, holding patera over altar and thyrsos; ΦIΛOMHΛEΩN ·KΛ·TΡAIA·

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 5.2 g
Cl. Traian magistrate
SNG von Aulock 3923
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An AE unit struck 13-37 AD in Laodicea ad Lycum
Obverse: bust of Men on crescent right wearing laureate Phrygian cap; ΛΑΟ_ΔΙΚΕΩΝ

Reverse: eagle standing right, head left; (KOP) ΔΙΟΣΚOΥΡΙΔΗΣ

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
Cornelius Dioskurides, magistrate
RPC I 2907; SNG Copenhagen 513
(17) Nero
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An AE unit struck 54-55 AD in Eumeneia
Obverse: draped bust right; NEΡΩN__ΣEBAΣTOΣ

Reverse: Apollo standing half left, holding raven and labrys; EΥMENEΩN / IOΥΛIOΣ / KΛ_EΩN / AΡXIEΡEΥΣ AΣIAΣ

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 4.3 g
Julius Kleon magistrate
RPC I 3149
(18) Nero
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An AE unit struck c. 65 AD in Acmoneia
Obverse: laureate bust right wearing aegis, crescent above, winged caduceus below; countermark: Asklepios standing right, holding serpent-encircled staff; NEPWNA CEBACTON AKMONEIC

Reverse: Zeus seated left, holding phiale and long scepter, owl below; CEPOYHNIOY KAΠITΩNOC KAI IOYΛIAC CEOYHPAC EPI AΠX TO Γ

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 4.4 g
L. Servinius Capito, magistrate, and his wife, Iulia Severa ex St. Paul Antiques UK Auction
BMC Phrygia 43, SNG Cop 29, RPC I 3176; c/m: Howgego 241 (12 pcs)
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An AE unit struck 244-249 AD in Hierapolis (Phrygia)
Obverse: draped bust right wearing stephane; ·M·ΩT·_·CEVHPA·

Reverse: two wreaths; IEPAΠOΛEITΩN K EΦECIΩN NEΩ / KOPΩN // OMONOIA

Diameter: 24 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 6.2 g
No notes for this coin
Franke & Nollé 694; BMC 172. var (no letters in wreaths)
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An AE unit struck 222-235 AD in Cotiaeum
Obverse: laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind; Μ ΑΥΡ СE ΑΛ_EΞΑΝΔΡΟС

Reverse: clasped hands; KOTI_AEΩN

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.3 g
No notes for this coin
BMC 66; Volume VI 5742