EtretriaObv. Bust of Artemis to right wearing a necklace, earring and a chiton, andwith her bow and quiver over her left shoulderRev. Steer standing right, its head, adorned with a taenia, turned towards theviewer; all within laurel wreath
ThasosObv. Head of Dionysus r.Rev. Herakles standing l. holding club
MaroneiaObv. Head of Dionysus r.Rev. Dionysus standing l. holding grapes and nathex stalks
PariumObv. Head of Apollo laur. r.Rev. Apollo Aktaios standing l., holding bow in l. and laurel branch in r,
Alexandria TroasObv. Head of Apollo l.Rev. Apollo Smintheus standing r. holding bow and bowl.
Confederation of Athena IliasObv. Head of Athena helmeted r.Rev. Athena Ilias standing right, holding distaff and filleted spear; at her feet,owl standing right to right, winged caduceus to left.
SamosObv. Head of Zeus laur. r.Rev. Cult statue of Hera facing.
MytileneObv. Head of Zeus Ammonlaur. r. with ram’s horn.Rev. Cult statue of bearded Dionysos facing, wearing a polos
ApolloniaPonticaObv. Head of Apollo laur. r.Rev. Apollo standing facing, head left, on low basis, holding laurel branchin r., in which a bird is perched, bow and two arrows in l.
ApolloniaPontica • Strabo 7.6.1: The greater part of Apollonia was founded on a certain isle, where there is a temple of Apollo, from which Marcus Lucullus carried off the colossal statue of Apollo, a work of Calamis, which he set up in the Capitolium. • Pliny 34.18: As to boldness of design, the examples are innumerable; for we see designed, statues of enormous bulk, known as colossal statues and equal to towers in size. Such, for instance, is the Apollo in the Capitol, which was brought by M. Lucullus from Apollonia, a city of Pontus, thirty cubits in height, and which cost five hundred talents
CosObv. Head of Korer.Rev. Asclepius standing r, resting l. on snake-staff
CyzicusObv. Head of KoreSoteira laureate r.Rev. Torch
Cyzicus and the Soteria ὁθεὸρἔσ[πηζεηάδε·ἐπειδὴ] ἐπιηεηελέκ[αηεηὰνθςζίανκαὶ] [ονηᾶιΚόπαι] 4 ηᾶιΣωηείπαικαλῶ[ρκαὶεὐζεβέ]- ωρκαὶεὐηςσῶρ, λώϊον [ἐζζεῖηαι] [ηεζ]- ζινἐρἀνθπώποςρἱεπὰνηὰνπ[ό]- 8 λινοὖζανκαηὰηοὺρσπ[η]ζμοὺρ καὶηὰνθςζίανηᾶρ θεᾶρ. (SEG 28.670) For Rhodes see SGDI 3752
Athens (162/1 BC)Obv. Head of Athens in triple crested helmet r.Rev. Owl standing on amphora
“In 167, the Roman Senate rewarded the Athenians withcontrol of Delos, Lemnos, Imbros, and Skyros….Delegations from these four islands very probably tookpart in the succeeding Great Panathenaia in 166/5. Theimportance of the celebration and its clear associationwith the identity of the city may be seen in theintroduction at just this time of Athenian new-stylecoinage which, on the reverse, showed an owl standingon a horizontal Panathenaic amphora and surrounded byan olive crown. Although this new type may beconnected with the political events of the 160’s, it couldequally have been intended to celebrate the 400thanniversary of the Great Panathenaia and it emphasizedthe close connection between the city, the goddess, andthe festival” (Shear, p. 615).
When the people decided to use its ownbronze coinage, both so that the city’s cointype should be used as the current type, andso that the people should receive the profitfrom this revenue, and chose men who wouldsafeguard this trust piously and justly, Menaswas appointed and, together with hiscolleague, showed the appropriate care. As aresult, through the justice and pride of thesemen, the people uses its own coinage.’ (GIBM1000; IGSK Sestos1, ll. 43-49)