Coins from Ilion (Troia)
With contributions from Sebastian Heath, Dietrich Mannsperger,
C. Brian Rose, and John Wallrodt
Please note that this is a public draft of work in progress.
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This page offers a preview of the developing digital publication of coins from the joint University of Cincinnati and University of Tübingen excavations at Troia in Turkey, known as Ilion in the Greek and Roman periods. It is a companion publication to Greek, Roman and Byzantine Pottery at Ilion (Troia).

In its current state, readers should consider this page a test. More information will appear in the near future, and more functionality - such as maps and links to relevant resources - will be added.

C0953: Ilion, AE13 (-29 to -19), axis 1, 1.7g.
Obverse: Head of Athena 3/4 to right.
Reverse: Athena Ilias striding right; thymaterion on tripod at right. ΙΛΙ at left.
Bellinger T107. Surface find (south of mound, on path).
C0798: Ilion, AE12 (-29 to -19), axis 1, 1.5g.
Obverse: Head of Athena three quarters facing to right. Countermark.
Reverse: Athena Ilias to right, palm to left. ΙΛΙ; ΔΙ as ligature to right.
Bellinger T108. Date from Bellinger.
C0843: Ilion, Hadrian, AE20 (117 to 138), axis 6.
Obverse: Bust of emperor right. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΣΕΒΑ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟϹ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ
Reverse: Athena right holding patera and spear. ΙΛΙ in field right.
Cf. Bellinger T132. Obverse legend as T136.
C0888: Ilion, Faustina Junior, AE27 (161 to 175), axis 12, 11.5g.
Obverse: Draped bust to right. ΦΑΥϹΤΙ[ΝΑ ϹΕΒΑϹΤ]
Reverse: Zeus Idaios on throne right holding in right long scepter in left figure of Athena Ilias right. ΔΙΑ ΙΔΑΙΟΝ ΙΛΙΕΙΣ
C0936: Ilion, Faustina Junior, AE26 (161 to 175), axis 7, 8.8g.
Obverse: Bust to right ΣΕΒΑΣ ΦΑΥΣΤΙΝΑ ΑΥΓ
Reverse: Apollo left leaning on tripod. [ΑΠΟΛΛΩ] ΕΚΑ ΤΟΣΙ[ΛΙΕΩΝ]
Surface find.
C0894: Ilion, Commodus, AE20 (174 to 180), axis 6, 4.6g.
Obverse: Beardless, draped bust of young Caesar Commodus right. ΑΥ ΚΛ ΑΥ ΚΟΜΟΔΟ
Reverse: Athena Ilias standing right with spear and spindle. ΙΛΙΕ - ΩΝ
Bellinger T183 Bellinger gives the legend of the type as ΑΥ Κ Μ ΚΟΜΟΔΟ. This specimen supports the more common reading, as found also on T180-T181.
C0900: Ilion, Commodus, AE30 (174 to 180), axis 6, 16.1g.
Obverse: Emperor beardless right. ΑΥ ΚΛ ΑΥ-ΚΟΜΟΔΟϹ
Reverse: Hector in armor preparing to throw firebrand at Greek ships at right. ΕΚΤΩΡ to left, ΙΛΙΕΩ at right, Ν in exergue
Bellinger T176.
C0876: Parion, Commodus, AE23 (180 to 192), axis 6, 6.2g.
Obverse: Bust of emperor right. Legend illegible.
Reverse: Aesclepius seated right raising right forefoot of bull left. ]COL[
Cf. BMC Mysia 104. SNG Tübingen 2355. Surface find.
C0915: Alexandria Troas, Civic issue, AE22 (180 to 268), axis 9, 5.7g.
Obverse: Tyche right. ALEX TRO
Reverse: Tyche. COL AVG; TRO[ in exergue.
Cf. Bellinger A495.
C0883: Alexandria Troas, Alexander Severus, (222 to 235), axis 7, 7.3g.
Obverse: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right MAUR CEOVALEXA [ANDRVS]?
Reverse: Standing figure right. (Apollo with tripod standing r?) Illegible.
Site find.
C0884: Siscia, Claudius II Gothicus, Antoninianus (268 to 270), axis 1, 3.1g.
Obverse: Radiate draped bust right. IMP CLAVDIVS P F AVG
Reverse: Pax advancing left. PAX AUG; S in field at right.
Site find.
C0874: Cyzicus, Maximianus, Pre-reform radiate. (286 to 296), axis 6, 2.2 grg.
Obverse: Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. IMP C M A MAXIMIANVS P F AVG
Reverse: Emperor standing right receiving victory on globe from Jupiter standing left CONCORDIA MILITVM. ΚΑ between figures.
RIC VI 16,b
C0864: Thessalonica?, AE3 (312 to 313), axis 6, 3.6g.
Obverse: Bust laureate right. IMP LIC LICINIVS P F AVG
Reverse: Jupiter standing left, eagle with wreath at left. IOVI CONSERVATORI... TS? in exergue.
Cf. RIC VI 60
Site find, near Odeion.
C0880: Uncertain mint, Julian II, AE3 (360 to 363), axis 6, 1.4g.
Obverse: Diademed, bearded, draped and cuirassed bust right. D N FL CL IVLIANVS P F AVG
Reverse: Emperor standing left, holding globe and spear. SPES REI PVBLICAE
Cf. RIC VIII Constantinople 160.
C0854: Cyzicus, Arcadius, AE4 (395 to 401), axis 12, 1.3g.
Obverse: Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right. DN ARCADIVS P F AVG
Reverse: Victory advancing left, carrying trophy and dragging captive. Chi-rho at left. SALVS REI PVBLICAE. In exergue SMΚΓ.
Cf. RIC X 26.