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Lampsacus is located on the Hellespont, or the Straight of Galipoli, in the northern most part of Mysia.  It was colonized by the cities of Miletus and Phocaea in the 6th century BC. Lampsacus was also notable for its worship of Priapus.



These first four are some small provincials acquired from a recent auction. The Volusian I've had for some time now.



Mysia, Lampsacus. Caracalla? AE17. Capricorn

Obv: Caracalla? r.
Rev: Hippocamp r.



Mysia, Lampsacus. Commodus AE18

Obv: ΑV Λ ΚοΜΜοΔοϹ / laureate-headed bust of Commodus (lightly bearded) wearing cuirass and paludamentum, r., seen from centre.
Rev: ΛΑΜΨΑΚΗΝΩΝ / Nike advancing, l., holding wreath and palm-branch.
RPC IV.2, 600 (temporary)



Mysia, Lampsacus. Uncertain reign, Augustus AE16

Obv: ϹƐΒΑϹΤΟΥ ΛΑΜΨΑΚΗ / laureate head of Augustus (?), r.
Rev: ΙƐΡΑ ϹΥΝΚΛΗΤΟϹ / draped bust of Senate, r.
RPC I, 2278



Mysia, Lampsacus. Augustus AE15. Priapus

Obv: ϹƐΒΑϹΤΟΥ / laureate head of Augustus, r.; before, star.
Rev: ΛΑΜΨΑΚ (around, outwardly) / Priapus standing, l.
RPC I, 2275


Mysia, Lampsacus. AE21. Volusian

Obv: ΑΥΤ Κ ΟΥΙΒΙ ΟΛΟССΙΑΝ. laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Volusian, r.
Rev: ΛΑΝΨΑΚΗΝ. Tyche standing l., holding rudder and cornucopia.
RPC 389, 6


Please feel free to post anything from Lampsacus or any small collections you may have.

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Nice pick ups!

I have these two coins from Lampsakos.


MYSIA, Lampsakos
350-250 BCE
Æ 14mm, 3.63 gm, 8h
Obv: (ΛΑΜ?), Helmeted head of Athena, right.
Rev: ΨΑ, forepart of Pegasos right, dolphin, right below.
BMC__. Like BMC 63, except helmeted head of Athena, right. SNG Cop__; von Aulock__
Ex Akropolis Coins



Memnon of Rhodes
Mysia, Lampsakos Mid 4th century BCE
Æ 8mm, 0.62g
Youthful radiate head of Helios to right. Rev. M - E Rose
Ashton, Memnon 1 (A1/P1). SNG BN -
Ex Savoca

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What an odd depiction of Priapos on your Augustus! A very interesting coin, and an interesting group overall. Thanks for posting!

Here's my only provincial from Lampsakos, which also features Priapos:


Antoninus Pius, RPC IV 2562(temp). ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙСΑΡ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝOC / ΛΑΜΨΑΚΗΝωΝ

Here's a tetartemorion from Lampsakos. I believe it's from when these were being phased out in favour of AE small change, c. 400 BCE:


Plus I have a Lampsakos tetradrachm of Lysimachos:


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Kings of Macedon. Antigonos I Monophthalmos, as Strategos of Asia, 320-306/305 BC, or king, 306/305-301 BC. AR Drachm (17mm, 4.32g, 11h). In the name and types of Alexander III. Lampsakos mint. Struck circa 310-301 BC. Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin. Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, forepart of Pegasos left; below throne, Artemis Phosphoros running left. Ref: Price 1387; ADM II Series XVIII. 


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14 hours ago, AncientOne said:

Please feel free to post anything from Lampsacus

Here are two coins from Lanpsacus


Lampsakos, Mysia
AR Tetrobol
4th-3rd centuries BC.
Obv.: Janiform female heads
Rev.: Helmeted head of Athena right
Ag, 2.49g, 12.4mm
Ref.: SNG France 1175–6



Mysia, Lampsakos
AE10, 4th-3rd centuries BC
Obv.: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Rev.: Helmeted head of Athena right, ΛA below
Æ, 0.97g, 10mm
Ref.: Klein 274

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My only coin from this city


Mysia. Lampsakos circa 500-450 BC.
Male head (of Apollo?) to left, wearing taenia.
Rev: Head of Athena to left, wearing Corinthian helmet, within incuse square.
Asia Minor Coins, #12762; similar to CNG E-Auction 378 (2016), 161; Pecunem Online Auctions Auction 39  3 January 2016, lot 257;  otherwise unpublished in the standard references
Tetartemorion  0,14 g, 7 mm

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