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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

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11 158
19 280
26 789
31 1,098
9 479
12 321
26 1,679
40 1,087
56 998
6 114
54 1,074
35 469
7 389
33 566
11 81
7 380
49 1,937
8 132
Asia Minor General
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Ephesos (AD 147-175) AE 21 - Faustina II68 viewsFaustina II, Augusta, 147-175 AD. AE21 (6.07g). ΦΑVСΤЄIΝΑ СЄΒΑС, draped bust right / ЄΦЄСΙΩΝ Β ΝЄO, Nike advancing left, holding wreath and palm frond. Ex Vogl coll.; ex Bankhaus Aufhäuser (8/1988). gVF.
Kasai (AD 222-235) AE 24 - Julia Mamaea332 viewsJulia Mamaea, mother of Severus Alexander, Augusta, 222-235 AD. AE24 (7.05g). Draped bust R / Nike walking L, holding wreath and palm. VF, dark black-green patina.
(BC 480-440) Kuprilli - Stater452 viewsKuprilli, Dynast, ca 480-440 BC. AR Stater (8.43g), Xanthos mint? Forepart of winged bull left, triskeles above / Lycian letters 'K-O-P,' triskeles within dotted incuse square. VF. Unpublished?
Samos (BC 453-439) Triobol168 viewsafter 526 BC. AR Triobol (1.2g, 12mm). Forepart of winged boar right / Head of lion right, ΣΑ above. toned, VF.
Uncertain (BC 500) Bull - Diobol167 views6th century BC. AR Diobol (10mm, 1.23g, 12h). Head of bull left / Rough incuse punch; the upper half with a small hook-like object and a head of a lion facing left. Good VF, toned.

A very unusual piece, with the small figures engraved in the incuse punch. It somewhat resembles the Persian sigloi with lion’s head or helmet engraved into the punch. Two other pieces from the same dies have appeared in recent auctions; Tlakec (2/2000), lot 110 (as uncertain Ionia) and CNG 64 (9/2003), lot 252 (as Mytilene). In neither case was the reverse figures noted.
Anazarbos (AD 138-161) AE 23 - Antoninus Pius288 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE23 (6.19g). Dated CY 178 (159/60 AD). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Turreted, veiled and draped bust of Tyche right; HOP (date) in legend. VF, green patina.
Phokaia (BC 600-522) B02 - EL 1/24 Stater342 viewsca 625-522 BC. EL 1/24 Stater (6mm, 0.66 g). Head of seal left / Incuse punch. VF.

This coin may have been struck from Bodenstedt’s obverse die c used on the 1/12 staters.
Kelenderis (AD 177-192) AE 28 - Commodus220 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE28 (12.32g, 28mm, 6h). Laureate and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Poseidon standing left, holding dolphin and trident. Some rough spots in patina, very fine.

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Hypaipa (AD 193-211) AE 35 - Septimius Severus13 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE35 (21.93g). Λ CЄΠ CЄOVHPOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark, Artemis Aniatis / ЄΠI ΛЄV IЄPAKOC CTP T ΦΛ / VΠAIΠH/NΩN, emperor galloping right, spearing fallen eastern enemy. VF.1 commentsJul 30, 2017
Ephesos (BC 335-320) Hemidrachm10 viewsca 335-320 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.61g, 12mm). Erophon, magistrate. E-Φ, bee / HPOΦΩΝ, quadripartite incuse punch divided by two broad bands; magistrate’s name on horizontal band. Extremely rare. VF.Jul 26, 2017
Mytilene (BC 412-378) EL Hekte - B6115 viewsca 412-378 BC. EL Hekte (2.52g, 10mm). Head of Io in three-quarter view right / Forepart of a cow facing right, all within incuse square. VF. Carr coll.

Bodenstedt notes 4 examples of this emission. A further 10 examples, including this one, have appeared at auction.
Jul 21, 2017
Mytilene (BC 521-478) EL Hekte - B21 var14 viewsca 521-478 BC. EL Hekte (2.50g, 10mm). Head of ram left, cock standing right, pecking at ground. Letter E (retrograde) below. / Incuse head of bearded Herakles wearing lion’s skin headdress facing right. VF. Carr coll.

This appears to be a ‘double variant’ emission. The coin is ‘clearly’ a hybrid of an obverse of Bodenstedt 21 (ram's head left with cock below) and the reverse of Bodenstedt 2, 15, 16, 20, or 26 (incuse lion's head right). There appear to be only 6 of this variant, this being the 6th. On the other hand, it is a variant in respect to the other 5 variant examples and the normal B21, as there is a letter “E” (retrograde) below the cock on the obverse. CNG Auc. 105, lot 238 (5/2017) is a similar coin, but it has an additional letter () below the cock. Hekte emissions of Mytilene that include the letters E are B14, B20, B23, B28, B35 and B-unknown CNG Triton XX (1/2017), lot 259 - these letters have been taken to denote the island of Lesbos. CNG suggest these B21 variants should be considered a new emission as, in addition to a different type combination, none have die matches with other dies.
Jul 21, 2017
Synaos (AD 69-79) AE 187 viewsTime of Vespasian, 69-79 AD. AE18 (4.52g). Apollophanos magistrate. [ΘЄA] PωMH ..ΘЄOC CYNKΛЄTON, busts of Roma and Senate facing each other / CYNAIЄTωN A[ΠOΛΛOΦANOYC] / APXO, naked Apollo standing right, taking arrow out of quiver. Very rare. VF. Cooper coll.Jul 21, 2017
(BC 182-149) Prusias II - AE 1420 viewsPrusias II, 182-149 BC. AE14 (2.41g). Forepart of horse left / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΡΟΥΣΙΟΥ, boar advancing right on spear head. aVF.Jul 20, 2017
Herakleia Pontika (AD 193-211) AE 22 - Julia Domna17 viewsJulia Domna. Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE22 (7.39g). IOYΛIA ΔOMNA CЄBACTH, draped bust right. Rev.: HRAKΛHAC ЄN ΠONTO, female goddess (Pomona?) standing left, holding apple and grain ears. VF.Jul 20, 2017
Kyzikos (AD 177-192) AE 25 - Commodus24 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE25 (7.69g). ΑV Κ M AVP ΚΟΜΟΔΟС, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΚVΖΙΚΗΝΩΝ, Cybele seated right on throne, resting hand upon tympanum; lion to left and right. Extremely rare. gVF.Jul 20, 2017