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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

Region Cities/Mints Coins
Bithynia
17 678
Paphlagonia
11 158
Pontos
19 280
Troas
26 780
Mysia
31 1,097
Lesbos
9 474
Aiolis
12 321
Ionia
26 1,669
Lydia
40 1,086
Phrygia
56 997
Galatia
6 114
Karia
54 1,074
Lykia
35 468
Pamphylia
7 388
Pisidia
33 566
Lykaonia
11 80
Kappadokia
7 380
Kilikia
49 1,935
Cyprus
8 132
Asia Minor General
7 360
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Nikomedeia (AD 202-205) AE 21 - Plautilla312 viewsPlautilla, wife of Caracalla, Augusta, 202-205 AD. AE21. ΦOV ΠΛAVTIΛΛA CЄB, draped bust right / NIKOMHΔЄΩN ΔIC NЄΩKOPΩN, Skylla left with dolphin (?) and rudder over shoulder. VF but a great portrait of this scarce empress.
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Pordosilene (BC 450-400) Hemidrachm787 viewsca 400 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.99g, 8h). Young male head right, wearing tainia / ΠΟΡΔ, panther standing right within incuse square. VF, porous. Unpublished, apparently unique. While the type is unpublished, cf. BMC Troas, p. 219, 1, for a drachm of Pordosilene with the same obverse type.1 comments
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Lampsakos (BC 440-390) Trihemiobol475 views4th century BC. AR Diobol (1.32g). Janiform female head, dolphin below / ΛΑΜΨ, helmeted head of Athena right within incuse square. VF.
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(BC 480-440) Uncertain Dynast - Stater257 viewsca 490/80-440/30 BC. AR Stater (19mm, 8.69g). Boar standing right, head lowered / Triskeles in pelleted square boarder within incuse square. VF, lightly toned. N. Frank Coll.
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Seleukeia (AD 238-244) AE 33 - Gordian III168 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE33 (21.44g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; c/m: DO monogram / Aphrodite standing right, gazing into mirror. Near VF, brown and green patina.
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Samos (BC 380-365) Tetradrachm289 viewsca 380–365 BC. AR Tetradrachm (14.97g). Facing lion’s scalp / ΣΑ, forepart of ox running right, wearing ornate collar, olive branch behind, ΠΥΘΙΩΝ (magistrate or moneyer) above, edges of square die visible. Struck on a slightly short flan. Toned. Extremely fine.
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Parion (AD 247-249) AE 23 - Philip II87 viewsPhilip II, 247-249 AD. AE23 (4.39g, 7h). PHIL[...], laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / C G I H PA R, she-wolf right, head left, suckling the twins Romulus and Remus below. Fine, brown surfaces, some roughness. Extremely rare. Spradling Coll.
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Tion (AD 161-180) AE 33 - Marcus Aurelius183 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE33 - Medallion (25.02g, 7h). AYT • KAIC • M • [A]YPH ANTΩNЄINOC, laureate bust right, slight drapery on shoulder / TEIOC up left, ΔIONVCOC down right, Tyche of Tium, holding parazonium, standing right, vis-à-vis Dionysus, holding thyrsus, standing left, clasping right hands. Good VF, brown surfaces, minor smoothing in fields. From Group CEM.

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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B- (B100/-)35 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.54g, 10mm). Laureate head of Apollo right. / Female head (Persephone and Hecate) right, wearing triangular earring, all within linear square border. VF. Carr coll.

This coin is the second known of this type (the first was in Heritage Auc. 3046 (4/2016), lot 29113). These two hybrids appear to share the same reverse die, but the obverse is different. This coin appears to be a combination of B100 and a reverse unknown to Bodenstedt. However, the reverse is a die match with Coin ID #12999. The cataloguer of the Heritage example thought the reverse was B99. However, the reverse is different than B99 with the female wearing triangular earrings.
Jun 10, 2017
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Kyme (BC 480-450) BI Trihemiobol19 viewsca 480-450 BC. BI Trihemiobol (10mm, 1.38g). Head of eagle right, KY below / Quadripartite incuse square.Jun 07, 2017
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Prusias ad Hypium (AD 81-96) AE 25 - Domitian18 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE25 (7.928g, 6h). AYT ΔOMITIANOΣ KAIΣAP ΣEBAΣT ΓEP, laureate head right / HOMONOIA ΣEBAΣAT (sic), Athena Promachos standing right, holding javelot and shield. Unique. F, brown tone. Tricarico coll.Jun 06, 2017
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Hierapolis (AD 244-249) AE 2320 viewsTime of Philip, 244-249 AD. AE23 (5.838g, 180o). ΛAIP-BHNOC, radiate and draped bust of Apollo Lairbenos right; reverse IЄPAΠOΛЄI/TƱN K ЄΦECIƱN NЄOK/OPƱN, clasped hands, OMO-NOƱA in the lower field. VF, well centered, corrosion.

The reverse legend arrangement is bizarre and all the Ω's are upside down. Franke-Nolle lists two specimens from these odd dies. All the other examples referenced are the normal type.
Jun 04, 2017
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Apameia (AD 238-244) AE 30 - Gordian III28 viewsGordian III. 238-244 AD. AE30 (13.82g). AΥT K M - AN ΓOΡΔIAN/[O]C, laureate bust right / ΠAΡ BAKXIOΥ - ΠAN AΠAMЄΩ/N, Artemis standing facing, two stags on either side. Very rare. EF.Jun 03, 2017
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Mytilene (BC 454-427) EL Hekte - B52 var.36 viewsca 454-427 BC. EL Hekte (2.61g, 10.5mm, 10h). Young male head facing right, wearing taenia / In archaic style, wreathed male head facing right, wearing long beard slanted downwards, all within incuse square. Good VF. Carr coll.

This emission is a rarer issue of this type with a small head on the reverse. The identity of the individuals featured on this coin has been open to speculation. Some suggest the obverse male is a youthful river god. Some have suggested the male on the reverse is an older river god, others suggest it is Dionysos. Bodenstedt notes 29 examples of this general emission and within that only 4 of this variety. A further 81 examples have appeared at auction, this being the 81st and within that only 5 of this variety.
Jun 02, 2017
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Mytilene (BC 412-378) EL Hekte - B6629 viewsca 412-378 BC. EL Hekte (2.60g, 10.5mm, 1h). Head of Ares facing right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with a griffin / Crested Corinthian helmet facing within a linear square within an incuse square. nEF and well centered. Carr coll.

This coin is one previously sold from the MM Collection Ex CNG Triton XIX (1/2016), lot 204. Bodenstedt notes 3 examples of this type and there have been another 7 from auctions including this coin.
May 19, 2017
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Kyzikos (BC 398-395) Hemidrachm - Pharnabazos34 viewsca 398-396/5 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.75g, 6mm). Head of Pharnabazos right, wearing Phrygian cap / Prow of galley left; two dolphins swimming around; below, tunny left. Extremely rare denomination. Good fine.May 18, 2017