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Roman Provincial Coins

The Roman Empire allowed many areas and cities to mint coins for local use, those coins are refered to as Roman Provincial or Greek Imperial coins. All the coins listed below are also listed under the emperor in power at the time of mintage. If you are looking for coins of a specific emperor, use the menu on the left. If you are looking for coins from a specific region, these coins are organized geographically under Greek Imperial in our Greek Coins catalog. The link to the Greek Coins catalog is in the header above. In this folder all provincial coins are listed from most expensive to least expensive. Start on page one to see the best or on the last page to find the bargains.


Julia Domna, Augusta 194 - 8 April 217 A.D., Cyzicus, Mysia

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This is the finest of only two specimens of this type known to Forum, the other example in SNG Von Aulock. Although we can't quite agree, NAC graded it extremely fine.
RP86162. Bronze AE 26, SNGvA suppl. 7377, SNG BnF -, SNG Cop -, SNG Tübingen -, SNG Hunterian -, SNG Righetti -, SNG Leypold -, BMC Mysia -, McClean -, Mionnet -, gVF, nice dark green patina, marks, small patina chips, reverse slightly off center, weight 10.976 g, maximum diameter 26.1 mm, die axis 180o, Cyzicus (Kapu Dagh, Turkey) mint, 194 - 217 A.D.; obverse IOYΛIA CEBACTH, draped bust right; reverse KYZIKHNΩN NEOKOPΩN, man sitting right on rocks under a tree, milking goat standing right, goat's head turned back looking left; ex Numismatica Ars Classica auction 100 (29 May 2017), lot 1212; ex Gorny & Mosch sale 237 (7 Mar 2016), 1656; ex Gitbud & Naumann auction 34 (2 Aug 2015), lot 581; extremely rare; $1500.00 (€1275.00)


Antioch, Seleukis and Pieria, Syria, 13 - 14 A.D., The "Star of Bethlehem Coin"

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Michael Molnar, an astronomer, believes this coin depicts Jupiter's occultation of Aries in 6 B.C., the most probable "Star of Bethlehem."
RY86401. Bronze trichalkon, McAlee 99; RPC I 4269; SNG Cop 98; BMC Galatia p. 159, 65, F, tight flan, deposits, corrosion, weight 6.754 g, maximum diameter 18.3 mm, die axis 0o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, Legatus Augusti Pro Praetore Silanus, 13 - 14 A.D.; obverse laureate head of Zeus right; reverse EΠI ΣIΛANOY ANTIOCEΩN, ram running right, looking back, star above, ∆M (year 44 Actian Era) below; $120.00 (€102.00)


Tegea, Arkadia, Peloponnesos, Greece, c. 50 - 25 B.C.

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Aleos was the mythical founder of Alea and the king of Tegea. Kepheos was his son and successor as king. When Kepheos and all of his 20 sons joined Herakles on his campaign against King Hippocoon of Sparta, Athena (or Herakles in some sources) presented a lock of Medusa's hair to Kepheos' daughter Sterope. This lock made Tegea, the home of a major sanctuary of Athena, unconquerable despite the absence of its men. Kepheos and all of his sons (or 17 in some sources) were killed on the campaign against Sparta.
GB85887. Bronze hemiobol, BCD Peloponnesos 1749; BMC Peloponnesus p. 202, 20; Nemea 1967, SNG Cop 314; Weber 4353; HGC 5 1056, Fair/Fine, pitting, edge chipping, weight 2.544 g, maximum diameter 19.6 mm, die axis 270o, Tegea (Alea, Arcadia, Peloponnese, Greece) mint, c. 50 - 25 B.C.; obverse head of Aleos right, wearing tainia; reverse Kepheos standing right, holding spear and shield and extending hand to Athena standing left, holding spear and lock of Medusa's hair; between them stands Sterope, holding vessel to receive the lock; monograms in center above and below; ex J. Cohen Collection; ex J. Aiello; ex BCD Collection; ex Bruun Rasmussen auction 498 (17 Sep 1987); deacquisition (duplicate) Danish National Museum, Copenhagen; very rare; $140.00 (€119.00)


Megara, Megaris, Peloponnesos, Greece, Early 1st Century B.C.

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Megara is in west Attica, the northern section of the Isthmus of Corinth opposite the island of Salamis, which belonged to Megara in archaic times, before being taken by Athens. Megara was a trade port, its people using their ships and wealth as a way to gain leverage on armies of neighboring poleis. Megara specialized in exportation of wool and other animal products including livestock such as horses. It possessed two harbors, Pegae, to the west on the Corinthian Gulf and Nisaea, to the east on the Saronic Gulf of the Aegean Sea.
GB85897. Bronze dichalkon, BCD Peloponnesos 38; SNG Cop 471; BMC Attica p. 120, 16; Kroll 647; HGC 4 1795 (S), aVF, centered on a tight flan, dark patina, marks, some corrosion, weight 3.242 g, maximum diameter 15.5 mm, die axis 90o, Megara mint, early 1st century B.C.; obverse laureate head of Apollo right; reverse tripod lebes, MEΓA/PEΩN flanking in two downward lines, the first on the right; ex J. Cohen Collection; ex BCD with his ticket; ex Schulten Co (27 Mar 1990), lot 97 (DM 80+15%); scarce; $85.00 (€72.25)


Tetrarchy of Chalkis, Coele Syria, Lysanias, c. 40 - 36 B.C.

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Lysanias is called Tetrarch of Abila by Josephus. Lysanias' father Ptolemaios was married to Alexandra, Mattathias Antigonus' sister. Lysanias offered the Parthian satrap Barzapharnes a thousand talents and 500 women to depose Hyrcanus and put his uncle (or step-uncle) Antigonus on the throne of Judaea (Josephus B.J. 1.248). When Lysanias continued to support Antigonus against the Roman nominee Herod the Great, Mark Antony had him executed, and gave his territory to Cleopatra VII.
RP86409. Bronze AE 18, Herman 12; RPC I 4770; SNG Cop 415; BMC Galatia p. 280, 6; Lindgren III 1244; HGC 9 1449 (R1), VF, uneven strike, flan adjustment marks on weak areas, small edge split, weight 3.706 g, maximum diameter 18.4 mm, die axis 0o, Chalkis ad Libanon (Qinnasrin, Syria) mint, c. 40 - 36 B.C.; obverse diademed head of Lysanias right, ΠTO monogram behind; reverse ΛYΣANIOY TETPAPXOY KAI APXIEPEΩΣ, Athena Nikephoros standing left, Nike offering wreath in right hand, left hand on grounded shield behind, ΦΛ monogram in right field; rare; $125.00 (€106.25)


Tetrarchy of Chalkis, Coele Syria, Lysanias, c. 40 - 36 B.C.

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Lysanias is called Tetrarch of Abila by Josephus. Lysanias' father Ptolemaios was married to Alexandra, Mattathias Antigonus' sister. Lysanias offered the Parthian satrap Barzapharnes a thousand talents and 500 women to depose Hyrcanus and put his uncle (or step-uncle) Antigonus on the throne of Judaea (Josephus B.J. 1.248). When Lysanias continued to support Antigonus against the Roman nominee Herod the Great, Mark Antony had him executed, and gave his territory to Cleopatra VII.
GB86410. Bronze AE 18, Herman 12.a (same countermark); Lindgren III 1244 (same); RPC I 4770; HGC 9 1449 (R1); SNG Cop 415; BMC Galatia p. 280, 6, aVF, dark patina with highlighting earthen deposits, marks, scratches, corrosion; c/m: Fair, weight 5.120 g, maximum diameter 20.5 mm, die axis 0o, Chalkis ad Libanon (Qinnasrin, Syria) mint, c. 36 - 23 B.C.; obverse diademed head of Lysanias right, ΠTO monogram behind, countermark before below chin; reverse ΛYΣANIOY TETPAPXOY KAI APXIEPEΩΣ, Athena Nikephoros standing left, Nike offering wreath in right hand, left hand on grounded shield behind, ΦΛ monogram in right field; rare; $95.00 (€80.75)


Laodikea ad Mare, Seleucis and Pieria, Syria, 45 B.C. - 26 A.D.

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The epithet IOYΛIEΩN was assumed by the Laodiceans in connection with the visit of Julius Caesar to Syria in 47 B.C., when he bestowed various privileges and honors on the principal cities. His visit also heralded a new Caesarian era, which was to date coins. Although the date on this coin appears to read year three (46/45 B.C.), this Helios / Artemis type was introduced in year four (45/44 B.C.) and was struck sporadically until year 73 (25/26 A.D.). If it is year three, it is unpublished. The date is more likely the published year 33 with the Λ (30) unstruck.
GY86413. Bronze AE 21, cf. RPC I 4401 (year 33, 1 spec.), SNG München 868 (year obscure), SNG Cop 334 (year 73), HGC 9 1408 (S), BMC Galatia -, VF, attractive black patina with some brassy high-points and highlighting earthen deposits, porosity, weight 4.949 g, maximum diameter 20.5 mm, die axis 0o, Laodicea ad Mare (Latakia, Syria) mint, 16 - 15 B.C.(?); obverse draped and radiate bust of Helios right, star before below chin; reverse Artemis standing left, wearing short chiton, quiver on shoulder, spear vertical in right hand, bow at side in left, Γ[Λ](?) (year 33(?) of the Caesarian Era) inner left, IOYΛIEΩN / TΩN KAI in two lines downward on right, ΛAO∆IKEΩN downward on left, monogram (magistrate or control) in exergue; rare; $90.00 (€76.50)


Apamea, Seleucis and Pieria, Syria, 21 - 20 B.C.

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Apamea Syria is believed to be the Biblical city Shepham (Num. xxxiv. 11). Previously known as Pharmake, it was fortified and enlarged by Seleucus I Nicator in 300 B.C., who renamed it after his Bactrian wife, Apama. Pompey razed the fortress and annexed the city to Rome in 64 B.C. In the revolt of Syria under Q. Caecilius Bassus, it held out against Julius Caesar for three years until the arrival of Cassius in 46 B.C.
GY86414. Bronze AE 23, RPC 4350; McClean 9429; Cohen DCA 416; HGC 9 1425 (S); cf. BMC Galatia p. 234, 12 (year 94); SNG Cop 301 (same), VF, centered on a tight flan, dark patina with highlighting red earthen deposits, bumps and marks, porosity, weight 9.644 g, maximum diameter 22.8 mm, die axis 0o, Syria, Apamea (Qalaat al-Madiq, Syria) mint, 21 - 20 B.C.; obverse head of young Dionysos right wreathed with ivy; reverse thyrsos (staff of Dionysos), date BꟼΣ (year 292 of the Seleucid Era) downward inner left, AΠAMEΩN / THΣ IEPAΣ / KAI AΣUΛOY in three downward lines starting outer right; scarce; $100.00 (€85.00)


Laodikea ad Mare, Seleucis and Pieria, Syria, c. 47 - 20 B.C.

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Possibly struck in the year of Christ's birth! Most biblical scholars believe Jesus was born between 6 and 4 B.C.
GY86415. Bronze AE 22, RPC I 4392; BMC Galatia p. 249, 18 (APX in ex.); SNG Cop 332 (same); Weber 7982 (same); SNG München 874 (ZM in ex.), VF/aVF, tight flan, light corrosion/porosity, weight 7.924 g, maximum diameter 21.8 mm, die axis 0o, Laodicea ad Mare (Latakia, Syria) mint, 5 - 4 B.C.; obverse turreted and veiled head of Tyche right; reverse Tyche standing left, kalathos on head, rudder in right hand, cornucopia in left hand, ∆M (year 44) downward inner left field, IOYΛIEΩN/TΩN KAI in two downward lines on the left, ΛAO∆IKEΩN, downward on the right, uncertain control letters in exergue; $90.00 (€76.50)


Otho, 15 January 69 - 17 April 69 A.D., Antioch, Seleucis and Pieria, Syria

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Otho ruled for only three months. The imperial mint at Rome did not issue bronze in his name, but two provincial mints did. Alexandria issued bronzes with Greek legends, and Antioch issued bronzes with Latin legends.
RY86420. Bronze as, McAlee 320(b) (v. rare, same dies), RPC I 4318, BMC Galatia p. 176, 208 var. (dot above); SNG Fitzwilliam 5871 var. (no dot), F, marks, light scratches, light encrustations, light corrosion, weight 14.091 g, maximum diameter 29.3 mm, die axis 0o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 15 Jan 69 - 17 Apr 69 A.D.; obverse IMP M OTHO CAE AVG (outwardly, clockwise from upper right), laureate head right; reverse S C, dot (control symbol) below, all within inner linear border surrounded by a laurel wreath with eight bunches of leaves; very rare; $250.00 (€212.50)











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