Collection of Greek Coins of Thrace

Rex Scythicus Thraciae / Σκύθης Βασιλέας Θράκης
Sariacus / Σαριάκος   180 BC-100 BC

Draganov: 180-167 BC; Head: ca. 100 BC; Lasarov: after 179 BC; Moushmov: ca. 100 BC;
Peykov: 179-150; Sear: ca. 100 BC; Stancomb: 180-150 BC


Kaliakra Altar

ΑΝΤΙΓΟΝΟΣ ΗΡΑΚΛΕΙΤΟΥ ΣΤΥΒΕΡ
ΡΑΙΟΣ ΜΑΚΕΔΩΝ ΥΠΕΡ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ
ΣΑΡΙΑΚΟΥ ΔΙΟΣΚΟΥΡΟΙΣ ΣΩΤΗΡΣΙΝ

   In 1981 submarine archaeological researchers found in the region of cape Kaliakra, the ancient Tyrisis, the upper part of an altar with the to date unique inscription of Sariacus [Lasarov, 1982; Oppermann, 2004, p.231]. The full name ΣΑΡΙΑΚΟΣ of the inscription indicates that the name  ΣΑΡΙΑ on the coins is only an abbreviation.
   Lasarov associates the name ΑΝΤΙΓΟΝΟΣ in the inscription with the monogramm AN which can be seen on some coins of Acrosandrus, Canites and Sariacus (attributed to the Istrus mint by Tacheva, 1995) and believes that a macedonian with this name was an important person in the court of the scythian kings and was the magistrate responsible for the issuing of the coins. Titus Livius mentions an Antigonus in the conflict between Philip V of macedonia and the Bastarne 179 BC, where the king was killed. These observations cause Lasarov to believe that the scythian kings struck their coins after 179 BC.  In the Istoria "Romanitor", vol. I, p. 571 the dating 180-150 BC is quoted from SNG Stancomb (2000).
   The dedication of the altar to the Dioscuri suggests that the corresponding ikonography on the coins of the scythian kings was not only copying from the greek cities on the thracian coast of the Black Sea but indicates the presence of a cult of these gods in the scythian terittories.



6249 Sarias, Sariacus Rex Scythicus Thraciae AR
SHH 3875
Apollo / Gorytos, Club, Grain-Ear; BAΣIΛΕΩΣ / ΣΑΡΙΑΚΟΥ
AR   18-20 mm   3.66-4.02 g   Canarache 37; Draganov 764/773; Peykov G0400
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3875 Sarias, Sariacus Rex Scythicus Thraciae AE 6146 Sarias, Sariacus Rex Scythicus Thraciae AE
SHH 3875
SHH 6146
Zeus / Eagle, Thunderbolt; BAΣIΛΕ / ΣΑΡΙΑ
AE   24-25 mm   5.85-8.33 g   Canarache ---; Draganov 940/957
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1260 Thrace (Scyths) Sariakos AE 5859 Sarias, Sariacus Rex Scythicus Thraciae AE
SHH 1260 SHH 5859
6723 Sarias, Sariacus Rex Scythicus Thraciae AE
SHH 6723
Herakles / Bow, Quiver, Thunderbolt, Grain-Ear; BAΣIΛΕΩΣ / ΣΑΡΙΑΚΟΥ
AE   21-22 mm   5.74-6.53 g   Canarache ---; Draganov 778/781; Peykov 0430
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2773 Sarias, Sariacus Rex Scythicus Thraciae AE 2774 Sarias, Sariacus Rex Scythicus Thraciae AE
SHH 2773 SHH 2774
3309 Sarias, Sariacus Rex Scythicus Thraciae AE 6292 Sarias, Sariacus Rex Scythicus Thraciae AE
SHH 3309 SHH 6292
Herakles / Bow; Quiver; Grain-Ear; BAΣIΛΕΩΣ ΣΑΡΙΑΚΟΥ
AE   21-26 mm   6.10-9.29 g   Canarache ---; Draganov 782/823; Peykov 0430
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1818 Thrace (Scyths) Sariakos AE 5333 Sarias, Sariacus Rex Scythicus Thraciae AE 6541 Sarias, Sariacus Rex Scythicus Thraciae AE
SHH 1818 SHH 5333
SHH 6541
Apollo / Gorytos, Monogramm; BAΣIΛ / ΣΑΡΙΑΚ
AE  19-20 mm  6.99-8.50 g  Canarache ---; Draganov (2010) 66/67; Draganov (2015) 824/849; Moushmov ---
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2230 Sarias, Sariacus Rex Scythicus Thraciae AE 2212 Sarias, Sariacus Rex Scythicus Thraciae AE 2855 Sariacus Rex Scythicus Thraciae AE
SHH 2230
SHH 2212 SHH 2855
3047 Sarias, Sariacus Rex Scythicus Thraciae AE 3297 Sarias, Sariacus Rex Scythicus Thraciae AE 3310 Sarias, Sariacus Rex Scythicus Thraciae AE
SHH 3047
SHH 3297 SHH 3310
3601 Sarias, Sariacus Rex Scythicus Thraciae AE 3708 Sarias, Sariacus Rex Scythicus Thraciae AE 3901 Sarias, Sariacus Rex Scythicus Thraciae AE
SHH 3601 SHH 3708 SHH 3901
3329 Sarias, Sariacus Rex Scythicus Thraciae AE 4112 Sarias, Sariacus Rex Scythicus Thraciae AE 4981 Sarias, Sariacus Rex Scythicus Thraciae AE
SHH 3929 SHH 4112
SHH 4981
5589 Sarias, Sariacus Rex Scythicus Thraciae AE
SHH 5589
Apollo / Grain-Ear, Club; BAΣIΛ / ΣΑΡΙΑ
AE   15-19 mm   2.2-6.40 g   Canarache 37; Draganov (2010) 68/71; Moushmov 5806
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4848 Sarias, Sariacus Rex Scythicus Thraciae AE
SHH 4848
Apollo / Monogramm, Club; ΣΑΡΙΑK
AE   12-15 mm  1.35-1.89 g   Canarache ---; Draganov (2010) 72; Moushmov ---
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v1138 Sarias, Sariacus Rex Scythicus Thraciae AE
v1138 Stancomb 323
Apollo / Grain-Ear, Club; BAΣIΛ / ΣΑΡΙΑ
AE   12-14 mm   2.37 g   Canarache ---; Draganov (2010) ?; Moushmov ---
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4154 Sariacus Rex Scythicus Thraciae AE 5952 Sariacus Rex Scythicus Thraciae AE
SHH 4154 SHH 5952
Apollo / Quiver, Bow; BAΣI / ΣΑΡΙ
AE   13-15 mm   2.19-3.08 g   Canarache ---; Draganov 1025/1035; Peykov G0520
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v1142 Sarias, Sariacus Rex Scythicus Thraciae AE
v1142 Ancient Coin Art 10263
Include in 5
Male Head /
Club, Grain-Ear; BAΣIΛE / ΣΑΡΙΑ
AE   15-18 mm   3.02-4.16 g   Canarache ---; Draganov (2010) ?; Moushmov ---
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2215 Sarias, Sariacus Rex Scythicus Thraciae AE 2647 Sarias, Sariacus Rex Scythicus Thraciae AE 2878 Sariacus Rex Scythicus Thraciae AE
1. SHH 2215
7. SHH 2647 7. SHH 2878
3741 Sariacus Rex Scythicus Thraciae AE 5032 Sariacus Rex Scythicus Thraciae AE 5370 Sariacus Rex Scythicus Thraciae AE
9. SHH 3741 13. SHH 5032
14. SHH 5370
Demeter / Two Grain-Ears; BAΣIΛE / ΣΑΡΙΑ
AE   13-21 mm   2.68-8.68 g   Canarache 39; Draganov 958/998; Peykov G0440
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4155 Sariacus Rex Scythicus Thraciae AE 6219 Sariacus Rex Scythicus Thraciae AE
SHH 4155 SHH 6219
Hermes / Caduceus; BAΣI / ΣΑΡΙ
AE   13-16 mm  1.80-3.17 g   Canarache 43; Draganov 1053/1061; Moushmov ---
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2019 Sarias, Sariacus Rex Scythicus Thraciae AE 2661 Sarias, Sariacus Rex Scythicus Thraciae AE 7017 Sarias, Sariacus Rex Scythicus Thraciae AE
SHH 2019 SHH 2661 SHH 7017
Sariakos / Gorytos; BAΣI / ΣΑΡΙ
AE   16-20 mm   3.22-5.43 g   Canarache 36; Draganov (2010) 75; Moushmov ---
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4113 Sarias, Sariacus Rex Scythicus Thraciae AE
SHH 4113
Sariakos / Gorytos; BAΣI / ΣΑΡΙ; Monogramm MYP
AE   18-21 mm   6.58-7.12   Canarache 37; Draganov (2010) 66/67 ; Moushmov ---
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1633 Sarias, Sariacus Rex Scythicus Thraciae AE 1951 Sarias, Sariacus Rex Scythicus Thraciae AE 2392 Sarias, Sariacus Rex Scythicus Thraciae AE 3707 Sarias, Sariacus Rex Scythicus Thraciae AE
SHH 1633
SHH 1951
SHH 2392
SHH 3707
Helmet / Star; BAΣI / ΣΑΡΙ
AE   12-15 mm   1.75-3.10 g   Canarache ---; Draganov 1063/1084; Peykov G0540
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v1187 Sarias, Sariacus Rex Scythicus Thraciae AE
v1186 Manov Annotazioni Numismatiche 41
Herakles / Quiver, Club, Bow; BAΣIΛΕ / ΣΑΡΙΑΚΟΥ
AE   23 mm   7.80 g   Canarache ---; Draganov (2010) ?; Moushmov ---
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