Coins from Balkans
The Balkans is a geographical area in Europe which takes its name from the Balkan mountains that stretch throughout the whole of Bulgaria from the Serbian-Bulgarian border to the Black Sea coast.

The Balkan region was the first area in Europe to experience the arrival of farming cultures in the Neolithic era. The Balkans have been inhabited since the Paleolithic and are the route by which farming from the Middle East spread to Europe during the Neolithic. The practices of growing grain and raising livestock arrived in the Balkans from the Fertile Crescent by way of Anatolia and spread west and north into Central Europe, particularly through Pannonia.

Various definitions of the Balkans exist; in our classification it covers the regions of Dacia, Illyria, Macedonia, Moesia, and Thrace. Pannonia is classified as Central Europe, and Epirus under Greece.

Balkans

(1) Aemilian 253 AD
AE unit Viminacium
Obverse: IMP C EMIL EMILIANO AVG, drap. bust with laur. head right
Reverse: PMSC - OLVIM, Moesia standing between bull and Lion, AN XIV in exergue
Ref: Pick 180
(2) Alexander III 336-323 BC
AE unit Amphipolis
Obverse: Head of Herakles right, clad in Nemean Lion scalp headdress tied at neck
Reverse: AΛEΞAN∆POY, quiver, bow and club
Ref: Price 273
(3) Alexander III 336 - 323 BC
AE unit Macedonia
Obverse: Head of Herakles right, clad in Nemean Lion scalp headdress tied at neck
Reverse: ALEXANDROU, club, bow and quiver
Ref: None provided
(4) Alexander III 325-310 B.C.
AE unit Macedonia
Obverse: Head of Herakles clad in lion scalp headress
Reverse: Bow and Case above B dot A ; with club below
Ref: Price 0376 a-d
(5) Alexander III 336-323 AD
Obverse: Alexander III
Reverse: Zeus seated Left
Ref: None provided
(6) Alexander III 325-310 BC.
AE unit Macedonia
Obverse: Macedonian shield, thunderbolt on boss.
Reverse: Macedonian helmet, star below, B-A across fields.
Ref: Price 408; SNG Copenhagen 1119-21.
(7) 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...
(8) 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...
(9) 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...
(10) Bizya 176-200 AD
AE unit Bizya
Obverse: Head of Hermes right, wearing winged helmet.
Reverse: BIZVHNΩΝ Winged caduceus.
Ref: Jurukova, Bizya 79, 176; SNG Copenh...
(11) 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
(12) 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
(13) Caracalla 211-217 AD
Obverse: laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind; AVT K M AVP CEP_ANTΩNEINOC
Reverse: Dikaiosyne (Aequitas) facing, head left, holding scales and cornucopia; AΔPIANOΠO_Λ_EITΩN
Ref: Moushmov 2620
(14) Caracalla | Julia Domna 198-217 AD
Obverse: ANTΩNINOC AVΓOVCTOC IOVΛIA ΔOMNA, laureate bust of Caracalla right, seen from front and draped bust of Julia Domna left, vis-à-vis .
Reverse: VΠA KVNTIΛIANOV MAPKIANOΠOΛITΩ-N, Tyche Soteiros (Fortuna Redux) standing left, holding rudder in outstretched right hand and cornucopiae in left; E in upper left field.
Ref: AMNG I 678 var. (VP); cf. Mouchmov ...
(15) 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
(16) Dyrrhachion 92-48 BC
Obverse: cow standing right, calf standing left, ivy-wreath, tripod right; ΦIΛΩTAΣ, (AΓ)
Reverse: double stellate pattern within double linear square; ΔYP_KΛEI_TOPI_OY
Ref: Ceka 454
(17) Elagabalus | Julia Maesa 218-222 AD
Obverse: Confronted busts of Elagabalus right, laureate, and Julia Maesa left, draped
Reverse: Homonoia standing left, holding patera and cornucopia; E (mark of value) to right.
Ref: None provided
(18) Elagabalus | Julia Soaemias 218 - 222 AD
Obverse:
Reverse:
Ref: None provided
(19) Gordian III | Tranquillina 241-244 AD
AE unit Anchialus
Obverse: [AΥT K M ANT Γ]OΡΔIANOC AΥΓ CAB / TΡANKΥΛ / ΛINA, confronted busts of Gordian III and Tranquillina
Reverse: OΥΛΠIANΩN - AΓXIAΛEΩN, Tyche standing l., holding rudder and cornucopiae.
Ref: Varbanov II, 735
(20) Kassander 319-297 BC
AE unit Macedonia
Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo right
Reverse: ΚΑΣΣΑΝ∆ΡΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, tripod lebes
Ref: SNG Cop 1162
(21) Lysimachos 305 - 281 BC
AE unit Thrace
Obverse: Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙ/ΛΥΣΙ in two lines within wreath of corn
Ref: None provided
(22) Macrinus 217-218 AD
Obverse: ΑVΤ Κ Μ ΟΠΕΛΛ CΕV ΜΑΚΡΙΝΟC, Bust of Macrinus facing right, wearing laurel wreath and cuirass, showing back
Reverse: VΠ CΤΑ ΛΟΝΓΙΝΟΥ ΝΙΚΟΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ ΠΡΟC ΙCΤΡΟΝ, Artemis standing facing right, holding bow and reaching for an arrow from quiver on her back
Ref: Varbanov 3511 corr.; Moushmov 1221
(23) Macrinus | Diadumenian 217-218 AD
Obverse:
Reverse:
Ref: None provided
(24) Marcus Antonius | Octavian 37 BC
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...
AE unit Mesembria
Obverse: Crested helmet facing
Reverse: META in quartiles of radiate wheel
Ref: None provided
(26) Mesembria 400-350 BC
Obverse: Crested helmet facing
Reverse: META in quartiles of radiate wheel.
Ref: SG# 1673
(27) Philip I 245-246 AD
AE unit Viminacium
Obverse: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: P M S COL VIM, Moesia standing facing, head left, extending hands over bull on left standing right and lion on right standing left, AN VI in exergue
Ref: Varbanov 135
(28) Philip II 359-336 BC
AE unit Macedonia
Obverse: Head of Apollo right
Reverse: Naked youth on horse right; ΦIΛIΠΠOY / (trident?)
Ref: SNG Cop - (cf 148), BMC - (cf 366),...
(29) Philip II 359-336 BC
AE unit Macedonia
Obverse: Head of Apollo right
Reverse: Naked youth on horse right; ΦIΛIΠΠOY / (Λ.)
Ref: Müller 129
(30) Philip II 359-336 BC
AE unit Macedonia
Obverse: head of Apollo right
Reverse: naked youth on horse right; ΦIΛIΠΠOY, ?
Ref: Sear #6696
(31) Philip II 359-336 BC
AE unit Macedonia
Obverse: Diademed head of Apollo right
Reverse: ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ. Youth on horse rearing right. Control: Below, spearhead right
Ref: SNG ANS 850-1
(32) Philip II 359 - 336 BC
Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right
Reverse: Youth on horseback right, holding palm frond
Ref: None provided
(33) Philip II | Philip III 323-315 BC
Obverse: head of Apollo wearing tainia right
Reverse: horseman riding right; ΦIΛIΠΠOY, M in wreath
Ref: Le Rider pl. 45, 33; SNG ANS 625-7;...
(34) Rhoemetalces III | Caligula 38-41 AD
AE unit Thrace
Obverse: Diademed draped bust of Rhoemetalces III left; BAΣIΛEYΣ_POIMHTAΛKAΣ
Reverse: Laureate head of Caligula left; ΓAIΩ KAIΣAP_I ΣEBAΣΤΩ
Ref: Caligula RPC 1723; BMC 2; Jurukova ...
(35) Rhoemetalces I | Augustus 11 BC - 12 AD
AE unit Thrace
Obverse: Diademed head of Rhoemetlalces I right; BAΣIΛEΩΣ__POIMHTAΛK_OY
Reverse: Bare head of Octavian Augustus right; KAIΣAPOΣ__ΣEBAΣTOY
Ref: RPC I 1718; Youroukova 194; BMC Thr...
(36) Severus Alexander 225-226 AD
Obverse: laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right AVT K M AVP CEV_AΛEZANΔPOC
Reverse: Tyche standing half left, holding rudder and cornucopia VΠ ΦIP ΦIΛOΠA(ΠΠ)OV MAPKIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN)
Ref: Varbanov 1817
(37) Thessalonica Circa 187-31 BC
Obverse: Wreathed head of Dionysos right
Reverse: Pegasos flying right
Ref: Cf. SNG ANS 800 (Goat on reverse)
(38) Tiberius
AE unit Philippi
Obverse: TI. AVG. Bare head of Tiberius right
Reverse: Two figures plowing right with oxen
Ref: RPC 1657
(39) 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
(40) Tranquillina 241-244 AD
Obverse: CABINIA TPANKVLINA Draped bust right, wearing stephane.
Reverse: ICTPIHNON Sea-eagle left, grasping dolphin with talons.
Ref: Moushmov 200, AMNG I 529, Varbanov ...
(41) Trebonianus Gallus AD 250-251
AE unit Viminacium
Obverse: IMP C VIBIO TREBON GALLO AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from the back
Reverse: PMS COL VIM, Moesia standing facing, hands outstretched over a lion and a bull, date AN XII in exergue
Ref: None provided
(42) Trebonianus Gallus AD 253
AE unit Viminacium
Obverse: IMP C GALLVS P FELIX AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from the back
Reverse: PMS C-OL VIM, Moesia standing facing, hands outstretched over a lion and a bull
Ref: None provided