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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 1,078
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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Samos (AD 249-251) AE 30 - Trajan Decius43 viewsTrajan Decius, 249-251 AD. AE30 (12.86g). AVT K TPAIANOC ΔЄKIOC, laureate bust right / CAM I ΩN, Tyche standing, wearing modius, holding cultus-statue of Samian Hera and cornucopiae. VF.
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Klazomenai (BC 386-301) Tetradrachm546 viewsca 386-301 BC. AR Tetradrachm (14.86g, 11h). Theodoros, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo facing slightly left / Swan standing left, preening its wing; [ΘΕΟΔΩΡΟΣ below]. VF, toned, usual porosity and die rust. Very rare.
Herman Coll.; ex Künker 94 (9/2004), lot 1085; Vourla (Urla) hoard (IGCH 1210).
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Sardeis (AD 69-79) AE 25 - Vespasian181 viewsVespasian, 69-79 AD. AE25 (8.27g). ΑΥΤΟΚ ΚΑΙC ΟΥЄCΠΑCΙΑΝΩ, laureate head right / ЄΠΙ Τ ΦΛ ЄΙCΙΓΟΝΟΥ CΑΡΔΙΑΝΩΝ, Hades and Persephone in quadriga right. Dark green patina, VF.
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Lampsakos (AD 198-217) AE 19 - Caracalla326 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE19 (4.74g). Draped, laureate bust right / ΛΑΜΨΑ - ΚΗΝΩΝ, Homonoia standing, head with kalathos to left, cornucopiae in left hand, patera in right, over a burning round altar. VF.
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Perge (AD 270-275) AE 27 - Aurelian110 viewsAurelian, 270-275 AD. AE27 - 10 Assaria (14.06g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind; I before / Cult statue of Artemis of Perga, flanked by star and crescent, within distyle temple; Δ in pediment. VF, dark grayish-green patina with some earthen highlights. Rare.

By the time of Aurelian, the minting of provincial bronzes had all but ceased outside of Alexandria, being limited to a handful of mints in Pisidia and Pamphylia. Under Aurelian's successor Tacitus, almost 300 years of the minting of provincial bronze coinages comes to an end with a final issue from Perga.
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Laodikeia (AD 250-300) AE 19206 viewsTime of Caracalla and later, 3rd century AD. AE19 (4.07g), year 88. Bust of Sarapis right, wearing modius, shoulders draped / ΛAOΔ-I-KEΩN, T-ΓΗ, Zeus Laodikeus standing left, holding eagle and resting on scepter. Nice very fine.
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Nikaia (AD 198-217) AE 26 - Caracalla332 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE26 (12.35g), struck as Augustus 211-217 AD. ANTΩNEINOC - AVΓOVCTOC, draped, cuirassed and laureate bust right, seen from behind / NIKAIEΩ-N, Galley over waves left, 4 oarsmen sitting ahead, helmsman standing behind, standard at front, banner at stern; emperor sitting left, holding spear in left hand and patera in outstretched right hand, in front of him standing Tyche of Nikaia and presentinhg the young Dionysos to him, who raises his hands to him. Extremely rare. F, dark green patina. Hoeft coll.

The rev. belongs to a series of coins from Nikaia which shows the emperor in a galley where he is welcomed by the local deities of Nikaia (cf. Rec.Gen. 469f). A similar motive is found on a coin for Gordian III, where the City Tyche is presenting the young Dionysos to the sitting Roma (Rec.Gen. Pl. 84, 27).
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Kyzikos (BC 530-500) Hemiobol424 viewsca 520-480 BC. AR Obol (?) (0.31g). Head of tunny fish left / Quadripartite incuse square. Rare. Good VF. Mueller coll.

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Mytilene (AD 193-211) AE 45 - Septimius Severus2 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 III2 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 - Gallienus1 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 - Caracalla1 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 - Commodus1 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 - Macrinus2 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 192 viewsTime of Nero, 54-68 AD. AE19 (4.67g). Radiate head right / Club in wreath. VF.Feb 20, 2017
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Tmolos-Aureliopolis (AD 198-217) AE 34 - Caracalla1 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE34 - Medallion (24.84g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Apparently unique and unpublished. Dark brown patina. VF. Ex Gorny & Mosch sale 90 (1998), lot 615.Feb 20, 2017