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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

Region Cities/Mints Coins
Bithynia
17 677
Paphlagonia
11 158
Pontos
19 280
Troas
26 779
Mysia
31 1,093
Lesbos
9 469
Aiolis
12 318
Ionia
26 1,669
Lydia
40 1,079
Phrygia
56 986
Galatia
6 114
Karia
54 1,071
Lykia
35 468
Pamphylia
7 387
Pisidia
33 564
Lykaonia
11 79
Kappadokia
7 380
Kilikia
49 1,933
Cyprus
8 132
Asia Minor General
7 355
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Ialysos (BC 420) Obol135 viewsca 480-408 BC. AR Obol (8mm, 0.61g, 10h). Forepart of winged boar left / Helmeted head of Athena right within incuse square. VF, toned. Rare.
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Chios (BC 412-334) Tetradrachm824 viewsca 375-350 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.28g, 12h). Hermophantos, magistrate. Sphinx seated left; to left, amphora surmounted by grape-bunch / Quadripartite incuse square, ΕΡΜΟΦΑΝΤΟΣ across horizontal band; horizontal striations within each quarter. Good VF, toned, excellent metal quality. Very rare, only one specimen recorded by Baldwin, and only two in the Pixodarus Hoard. Ex NFA XVI (12/1985), lot 215; Leu 33 (5/1983), lot 386; Pixodarus Hoard (CH 9, 421).
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Hierapolis (AD 54-68) AE 19 - Nero112 viewsNero, 54-68 AD. AE19 (5.60g). ΝΕΡΩΝ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ, draped bust right / ΙΕΡΑΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ Μ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΟΣ ΚΑΛΟΣ, Zeus standing left, holding eagle and scepter. VF. Rare.
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Leukai (BC 350) Obol636 viewsca 350 BC. AR Obol (0.84g). Head of the Persian general Tachos (?) left, wearing Persian helmet / Swan standing left with open wings, head right, ΛΕΟ above. VF, porous. Unpublished and unique?
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Adana (BC 200-0) AE 16592 viewsca 2nd-1st century BC. AE16 (3.82g). Veiled head Demeter right, wearing stephane / ΑΔΑΝΕΩΝ, horse cantering left; monogram to left and below. Rare. Very fine.
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Ephesos (AD 0-100) AE 2068 views2nd century AD. AE20 - Tessera (5.25g). E - Φ / CKWΠΙ, stag crouching left, head right / ΠPOC ΠAΛYPIN KHPIΛIC WΔE, bee. gVF.
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Mytilene (BC 454-427) EL Hekte - B43154 viewsca 454-427 BC. EL Hekte (2.56g, 11mm, 4h). Bearded head of Priapos right, wearing tainia / Head of female (nymph Chione or Dione?) right, hair in sphendone, within shallow incuse square. EF.

5 known to Bodenstedt, this appears to be the 8th additional offered at auction.
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Bithynia Uncertain (AD 81-96) AE 28 – Domitian95 views(Nikaia?) Domitian, 81-96 AD. AE28 (11.33g, 5h). AYT ΔOMITIANOΣ KAIΣAP ΣEB ΓEP, Laureate head right / ΣEBAΣTOY, Nike advancing left, holding shield and palm. Near VF. Extremely rare - only a single specimen cited by RPC S2 Supp., this possibly being the second known. Tricarico coll.

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The Kaystrianoi (BC 200-50) AE 168 views2nd-1st century BC. AE16 (3.04g, 1h). Laureate head of Apollo right / Winged kerykeion. Near VF, green patina, adjustment marks. Scarce city.Feb 25, 2017
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Mytilene (AD 193-211) AE 45 - Septimius Severus24 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE45 - Medallion (54.14g). AY KAI A CЄΠ CЄOYHPOC ΠЄPTINAΞ, laureate, cuirassed bust right, wearing aegis / ЄΠI CTPA APT ЄMΩNOC TOY CЄKOYN Emperor in military dress standing left, holding parazonium and sacrifing with a patera over lighted altar. Behind Nike holding palm and crowing him. In exergue, MYTIΛHNAIΩN. Extremely rare. Brown tone. gVF.Feb 20, 2017
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Nikomedeia (AD 238-244) AE 31 - Gordian III15 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE31 (19.52g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Nike standing facing, head left; holdin crown and palm branch. Rare. Nice light brown patina. VF.Feb 20, 2017
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Side (AD 253-268) AE 31 - Gallienus20 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE31 (19.01g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. gVF.Feb 20, 2017
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Synnada (AD 198-217) AE 23 - Caracalla12 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE23 (8.42g). Laureate bust right / CVNNA-ΔEΩN, Apollo standing left, holding branch. Attractive brown tone. gVF.Feb 20, 2017
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Kotiaeion (AD 177-192) AE 22 - Commodus15 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE22 (4.30g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Aklepius standing right, holding serpent-staff. Brown tone. VF.Feb 20, 2017
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Prusias ad Hypium (AD 217-218) AE 34 - Macrinus21 viewsMacrinus, 217-218 AD. AE34 (22.78g). Laurate and cuirassed bust right / Hercules standing left, wrestling giant Antaeus whom he is lifting off the ground. Brown-green patina. Light scratches on rev.; otherwise VF.

A giant of Libya and the son of Poseidon and Gaia (the earth goddess), Antaeus would challenge travelers to wrestling matches, easily killing his opponents and collecting their bones to construct a temple to his father. Antaeus had defeated most of his opponents until it came to his fight with Heracles. Upon finding that he could not beat Antaeus by throwing him to the ground as he would reheal due to his parentage (Gaia), Heracles discovered the secret of his power. Holding Antaeus aloft, Heracles crushed him in a bearhug.
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Komana (AD 54-68) AE 1922 viewsTime of Nero, 54-68 AD. AE19 (4.67g). Radiate head right / Club in wreath. VF.Feb 20, 2017