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Stobi, Macedonia - Trajan
Trajan Obv: IMP CAE NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM PM
Laureate head right.
Rev: MVNICIPI STOBENSIVM
Tetrastyle temple containing statue, with bird at feet.
(GIC 953)
24mm / 7.8g
die axis 6:00
Seleuceia Pieria, Syria - Trajan
Trajan Obv: [AVTOKP K]AI NEP TPAIANOC [APICT CEB ΓEPM ΔAK]
Laureate head right.Rev: [CEΛEY]KEWN ΠEIEPIAC ZEYC [KA / CIOC]
Shrine consisting of canopy supported by four columns, containing sacred stone of Zeus Kasios
(GIC 1081)
25mm / 11.3g
die axis 12:00
Zeugma, Syria - Antoninus Pius
Antoninus Obv: [AVT]O KAI TI AIΛ AΔ[ ] (Retrograde)
Laureate head left.
Rev: ZEVΓMATEWN
Tetrastyle temple, with peribolos enclosing the sacred grove; all within laurel-wreath. (GIC 1492v)
23mm / 8.8g
die axis 1:00
Hypaepa, Lydia - Julia Domna
Julia Obv: IOVΛIA CEB[ACTH]
Draped bust right.
(Countermark of Artemis Anaitis)
Rev: [ ]NOC VΠAIΠHNΩN
Cultus statue of Artemis Anaitis within tetrastyle temple.
( )
22 mm / 6.6g
die axis 6:00
Nicaea, Bithynia - Caracalla
Caracalla Obv: ANTΩNINOC AVΓOVCTOC
Laureate and bearded bust left.
Rev: NIKAIEΩN
Hexastyle temple with Tyche within, encircled pellet in pediment.
(RecGen 461)
25mm / 7.5g
die axis 6:00
Marcianopolis, Moesia Inferior - Caracalla & Domna
Caracalla (Legate C. Julius Quintilianus)
Obv: ANTΩNINOC AVΓOVCTOC IOVΛIA.ΔOMNA .
Laureate head of Caracalla facing draped bust of Julia.
Rev: VΠ KV[NT]IΛIANOY MAPKIANOΠOΛITΩN
Tetrastyle temple with cult-statue of Apollo naked, standing right, holding an arrow and a bow; snake entwined around tree-trunk to right.
(Moushmov 499)
Note that the pose of Apollo in the temple on this coin is identical to the pose of Apollo on the top coin, sans temple! Does this mean that the Apollo on the top coin specifically shows the cult-statue of the temple, and taking it one step further, presumes it was located in Markianopolis itself?
28mm / 13.3g
die axis 1:00
4-way die link
Marcianopolis, Moesia Inferior - Macrinus & Diadumenian
Macrinus (Legate P. Furius Pontianus)
Obv: AV K O[ΠEΛ CEV MAKPEI]NOC K M OΠEΛ ANTΩNEINOC
Laureate head of Macrinus facing bare head of Diadumenian.
Rev: V[Π ΠONTIANOV](?) MAP(?)KIANOΠOΛEITΩN
Tetrastyle temple, with cult-statue of Asklepios within leaning on serpent entwined staff. E in left field.
(Moushmov 583)
27mm / 13.8g
die axis 7:00
Neapolis, Samaria - Elagabalus
Elagabalus Obv: [AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC]
Laureate head right.
Rev: NEAC [ΠOΛ CVP Π]AΛ
Mount Gerizim, consisting of two rocky masses; the left surmounted by temple approached by steep stairway, the other with altar on summit; around, inscription.
(GIC 3122 )
20mm / 10.0g
die axis 12:00
Nicaea, Bithynia - Elagabalus
Elagabalus Obv: M AVP ANTΩNINOC AVΓ
Laureate bust right.
Rev: NIK[A]IEΩN
Hexstyle temple with peaked roof. Pellet in pediment.
(RecGen 566?)
22mm / 6.7g
die axis 6:00
Nicomedia, Bithynia - Severus Alexander
Severus Obv: M AVP CE AΛEΞANΔPOC AVΓ
Laureate bust right.
Rev: NI-KO-MH-ΔE-Ω-N TPIC NEΩK
Eight-columned temple with pellet in pediment.
(Minted early in his reign, as reverse mentions the third temple, which was built by Elagabalus.
Later coins of Sev Alex mention only two temples?)

(RecGen 325)
21mm / 4.0g
die axis 2:00
Severus Obv: [M A]VP CEVH AΛEΞANΔPOC AVΓ
Laureate head right.
Rev: [NI-]KO-[M]H-ΔE-Ω-N [T]PIC ΔIC NE[Ω?]
Eight-columned temple with pellet in pediment.
(RecGen 325)
18x20mm / 3.25g
die axis 12:00
Nicopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior - Gordian III
Gordian (Legate Sab. Modestus)
Obv: AVT K M ANT ΓOPΔIANOC [AVΓ]
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III right.
Rev: VΠ CAB MOΔECTO[V NIKOΠOΛITΩN] ΠPOC ICT
Tetrastyle temple with Tyche within, holding rudder and cornucopia. Dot in center of pediment.
(AMNG 2090)
28mm / 11.5g
die axis 6:00
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
Zeugma, Syria - Philip I
Philip Obv: AVTOK K M IOVΛI ΦIΛIΠΠOC CEB
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust left.
Rev: ΞEVΓMATEΩN
Tetrastyle temple with peribolos enclosing the sacred grove of trees, statue of seated Zeus within temple. Beneath capricorn right.
(GIC 4142v)
29mm / 15.2g
die axis 12:00
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
Smyrna, Ionia - Pseudo-Autonomous
Pseudo-Autonomous Obv: IЄPA CYNKΛHTOC
Draped bust of Senate right.
Rev: IEPA CVN EΠ MENEK ΛEOVC
Tetrastyle temple, inside standing figure of Tyche with rudder in right hand and cornucopia in left, O in pediment.
(Reverse die has been paired with a Gordian III obverse - RPC 307)
(RPC 320)
24 mm / 6.2g
die axis 6:00
Neapolis, Samaria - Volusian
Volusian Obv: AVT [KAIC Γ OVI TPEB] OVOΛOVCIANO
Laureate head right.
(Inclusion pit on head)
Rev: ΦΛNEACΠOΛEWC
Eagle supports Mt. Gerizim with shrines and Temple.
(Rosenberger 121)
22.6mm / 7.34g
die axis 6:00
Caesarea, Cappadocia - Septimius Severus
Septimius Obv: A V K Λ CΕΠΤ CΕΟVΗΡΟC
Laureate head right.
Rev: MHTPOΠ [ ]
Mount Argaeus on alter; ΕΤΙΓ,(AD 205/6) in exergue.
(Sydenham 396v, SNG Copenhagen 258v)
29mm /14.32g
die axis 6:00
Nicopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior - Gordian III
Gordian Obv: [ΑVΤ•Κ•M•ANTΩ•ΓOPΔIANOC]
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: [VΠ CAB MOΔЄCTOV NIKOΠO]ΛEITΩN
ΠPOC ICTPON in exergue.
Tetrastyle temple with Homonoia within, holding patera and cornucopia. Dot in center of pediment.
(AMNG 2089 / SNG Cop. 290)
24x25mm / 7.3g
die axis 1:00
Serdica, Thrace - Geta
Geta Obv: AVT K Π CEΠTI ΓETAC
Laureate head right.
Rev: OVΛΠIAC CEPΔIKHC
Tetrastyle temple with cult-statue of Asklepios standing, holding serpent entwined staff. Snake in pediment.
(Ruzicka 473)
30mm / 16.9g
die axis 6:00
Odessus, Thrace - Gordian III
Gordian Obv: AVT • M • ANT• ΓOPΔIANOC AVΓ
Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust of Gordian right, facing draped bust of the Great God left, wearing kalathos; cornucopia at his shoulder.
Rev: OΔHCCEITΩN
Tetrastyle temple containing statue of Homooia standing left, holding patera over lighted altar and cornucopia. Emperor in facing quadriga in pediment. E in exergue.
(Double striking evident)
(Varbanov 4540v)
28-31mm / 11.51g
die axis 1:00
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