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River gods
Antiochia ad Orontem, Syria - Trajan
Trajan (Silver Tetradrachm)
Obv: AVTOKP KAIC NEP TRAIANOC CEB ΓEPM ΔAK
Laureate head right, supported by eagle standing right, club behind.
Rev: ΔHMAPX EΞ IE YΠAT E
(Dated 110-111 AD)
City-goddess seated right on rock, holding ears of corn, river-god swimming at her feet.
(SGI 1089s)
24 mm /13.9 g (4mm thick)
die axis 6:00
Alexandria, Egypt - Hadrian
Hadrian (AE Drachm)
Obv: AVT KAI TPAI AΔPIA [CEB]
Laureate and draped bust right, as seen from behind.
Rev: [L]ΔWΔEK (= regnal year 12 = 127/28 CE) Above IS. (= signifying the optimal height of the Nile flood, 16 cubits, which would guarantee a good year of crops.)
Nilus reclining left holding cornucopia containing infant Genius (who points at IS) and reed, his left arm resting on hippopotamus right.
(Sear 3757)
33mm / 22.0g
die axis 12:00
Pautalia, Thrace - Marcus Aurelius
Marcus Obv: AVPHΛIOC OVHPOC KAICAP
Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ΠAVTAΛIAC OVΛΠIAC
River-god reclining left, holding grain-ears and reed.
(Moushmov 4098)
24mm / 10.5g
die axis 6:00
Philippopolis, Thrace - Crispina
Crispina KPICΠEINA CEBA[CTH]
Draped bust right
Rev: ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛ[EITΩN]
River-God reclining left, holding reed and cornucopia, resting on inverted vase from which water flows, waves below.
(Varbanov 1155)
18 mm / 3.9g
die axis 6:00
Serdica, Thrace - Caracalla
Caracalla Obv: AVT K M AVPH CEVH ANT[ΩNEINOC]
Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right.
Rev: OVΛΠIAC CEPΔI-KHC
River god reclining, holding in right hand plant, and resting with left elbow on thrown down urn, from which water flows.
(?)
30mm / 17.85g
die axis 12:00
Antiochia ad Orontem, Syria - Elagabalus
Elagabalus Obv: [AVT K M AVP] ANTΩNIN[OC]
Laureate bust right, drapery on far shoulder.
Rev: SC ΔE in fields
Tyche of Antioch seated right on rock, River-god Orontes to right at her feet.
(BMC 463)
32mm / 18.8g
die axis 11:00
Antiochia ad Orontem, Syria - Severus Alexander
Severus Obv:AVT KAI M AV CE AΛEΞANΔPOC
Rev: ANTIOXEΩN MHTPO KOA
City-goddess, wearing turreted crown, veil, mantle, seated left on rock, river-god swimming below; in field, Δ-E / S-C.
(BMC 470)
31mm / 22.1g
die axis 5:00
Severus Obv: MAP K AVPHΛIOC AΛEΞΔPOC K CE
Bare head right.
Rev: ANTIOXEΩN MHTPO KOΛ
City-goddess, wearing turreted crown, veil, mantle, seated left on rock, river-god swimming below; in field, * Δ-E / S-C
(Butcher 482b (Paris 701) -Variant)
25mm / 7.75g
die axis 7:00
Nisibis, Mesopotamia - Philip I
Philip Obv: AVTOK K M IOVΛI ΦIΛIΠΠ[OC CEB]
Philip's laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left.
Rev: IOV CEΠ KOΛΩ NECIBI MHT
Tetrastyle temple, with central arch, containing City-goddess seated facing; sign of Aries above her head, river-god swimming at her feet.
(GIC 3970v)
25mm / 11.8g
die axis 5:00
Saitta, Lydia - Otacilia Severa
Otacilia Obv: M.ΩTAK.CEBHPA CE
Diademed & drapped bust right.
Rev: CAITTHNΩN CPMOC
River-god Hermos reclining left, holding reed and resting on urn from which water flows.
(GIC 4022 / Lindgren 795)
21 mm / 6.2g
die axis 5:00
Antiochia ad Orontem, Syria - Herennius Etruscus
Herennius Obv: EPENN ETPOY ME KV ΔEKIOC KECAP
Bare-headed & draped bust right, seen from behind.
Rev: ANTIOXEΩN MHTPO KOΛΩN
Tetrastyle shrine, with City-goddess seated facing on rock, river god Orontes swimming at her feet; above shrine, ram running right; Δ-E in fields; SC in exergue.
(BMC 623)
30 mm / 18.55g
die axis 6:00
Antiochia ad Orontem, Syria - Trebonianus Gallus
Trebonianus Obv: AVTOK K Γ OVIB TPEB ΓAΛΛOC CEB
Laureate and draped bust right.
Rev: ANTIOXEΩN MHTPO KOΛΩN.
Tetrastyle shrine, with City-goddess seated facing on rock, river god Orontes swimming at her feet; above shrine, ram running right; Δ-E in fields; SC in exergue.
(GIC 4350)
30mm / 20.3g
die axis 6:00
Trebonianus Obv: AVTOK K Γ OVIB TPEB [ΓAΛΛOC CEB]
Laureate and draped bust right.
Rev: [ANTIOXEΩN MHTPO KOΛΩN]
Tetrastyle shrine, with City-goddess seated facing on rock, river god Orontes swimming at her feet; above shrine, ram running right; Δ-E in fields; SC in exergue.
(GIC 4350)
28mm / 14.6g
die axis 5:00
Antiochia, Pisidia - Valerian
Valerian Obv: IMP CAE R ASLL OVNAHIIIR
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ANTIOCHI OCL
River-god reclines left, holding cornucopia, leaning on urn from which water flows.
SR in exergue.
(?)
21 mm / 5.3g
die axis 2:00
Edessa, Mesopotamia - Severus Alexander
Severus Obv: [ΑVK MA CE] ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟ[C]
Laureate bust right.
Rev: [ ]
Tyche of the City seated left on rocks,extending uncertain item? River-god swimming left at her feet.
()
23mm / 8.24g
die axis 7:00
Caesarea ad Libanum, Phoenicia - Severus Alexander
Severus Obv: ΑVR ALEΞΖ
Radiate bust right.
Rev: ΤΥR
Tetrastyle temple, with pediment, central arch and wings; in central shrine, Astarte stands facing and is crowed by male figure on her left; in each wing stands female deity with raised hands. River god swims below.
(Lindgren 2288)
23mm / 9.68g
die axis 7:00