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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

Region Cities/Mints Coins
Bithynia
17 684
Paphlagonia
11 158
Pontos
19 280
Troas
26 792
Mysia
31 1,102
Lesbos
9 480
Aiolis
12 321
Ionia
26 1,685
Lydia
41 1,225
Phrygia
56 1,015
Galatia
6 114
Karia
54 1,079
Lykia
35 469
Pamphylia
7 393
Pisidia
33 577
Lykaonia
11 82
Kappadokia
7 386
Kilikia
49 1,940
Cyprus
8 132
Asia Minor General
7 360
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Phaselis (BC 411-350) Stater85 views4th century BC. AR Stater (23mm, 10.31g, 4h). Prow of galley right, fighting platform decorated with Pegasos flying right; below, dolphin right / Stern of galley left; ΦAΣ above. Good VF, lightly toned, die break on obverse. High relief.
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Knidos (BC 411-405) Drachm268 viewsca 405-394 BC. AR Drachm (6.13g). Forepart of roaring lion right / Head of Aphrodite right, K-N-I, within incuse square. Good classical style, VF-EF.
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Amaseia (AD 222-235) AE 33 - Alexander Severus192 viewsAlexander Severus, 222-235 AD. AE33 (24.53g). Dated CY 228 (228/9 AD). AVTK CЄOVHPOC AΛЄΞAN ΔPOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / AΔ CЄV AΛЄ AMACЄIAC MH N ΠP ΠO, large altar on which eagle perched right, Helios in facing quadriga above, tree on left, ЄT - CKH. Nice very fine.
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Miletos (BC 360-325) Drachm295 viewsca 350-340 BC. AR Drachm (3.66g, 14mm). Theopropos, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo left / A, Lion standing left, head right; star above, ΘEOΠPOΠOΣ, in exergue. Minor porosity around edges, extremely fine.
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Uncertain (BC 440-380) Hemiobol264 viewsca 4th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.27g). Corinthian helmet right / Tall, narrow amphora within wreath. Apparently unpublished. Good VF, some porosity.
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Mytilene (BC 454-427) EL Hekte - B45344 viewsca 454-428/7 BC. EL Hekte (10mm, 2.55g, 2h). Diademed female head facing slightly right / Confronted boars’ heads within incuse square. Good VF, lightly toned.
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Atarneos (BC 350-300) AE 18656 viewsca. 350-300 BC. AE18 (3.87g). Laureate head of Apollo right / Forepart of horse right; coiled serpent above, H to right, ATAP below. Good VF, dark greenish brown patina with a trace of red, some smoothing in fields.
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Prymnessos (BC 27-AD 14) AE 19 - Augustus314 viewsAugustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AE19 (4.74g). Nearchos Arta, magistrate. Laureate head right / Dikaiosyne advancing left, holding scales and grain ears. Near VF, black patina under some light earthen encrustation. Ex Wagner Coll.

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Kebren (BC 530-480) EL Hekte 24 viewsLate 6th-early 5th century BC. EL Hekte (2.47g, 10mm). Head of ram right / Incuse punch. VF. Carr coll.

Second known hekte of this type. The first example was sold by CNG and described as unique and unpublished: “Although there are a few electrum Phokaic standard hektai known with a ram’s head (particularly from Mytilene and Phokaia, and an uncertain mint [Weidauer 50]), all are distinctly different in style from this coin. At the same time, the style of the ram’s head here is a perfect match to the type found on the early silver issues at Kebren (cf. SNG Ashmolean 1076–7). See SNG Kayhan 1565 and CNG 90 (5/2012), lot 577 for myshemihektes of the same style and standard, but with head left.” CNG have since sold a hemihekte of the same style and standard [see CNG 105 (5/2017) lot 225]. The reverse of this example is very different to the CNG examples.
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Aigeai (AD 138) AE 33 - Antinous9 viewsAntinous, died 130 AD. AE33 (23.32g, 2h). Dated CY 180(?)(137/8 AD). ANTINOOC HPΩC, bare-headed and draped bust right / AΔPIANΩN AIΓE...(?), Amalthea standing facing, head right, wearing kalathos and holding cornucopiae and the infant Zeus, who presents her with a wreath. VF. Areas of corrosion. Extremely Rare, perhaps the second known example.Aug 27, 2017
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Selge (AD 222-235) AE 12 - Severus Alexander4 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235. AE12 (2.37g, 6h). AVT K M AVR [CEV AΛEΞANΔPOC CEB], laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / CEΛΓEΩN, cult idol of Artemis Pergaia, flanked by star and crescent, within distyle temple. aVF.Aug 27, 2017
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Attaleia (AD 222-235) AE 26 - Severus Alexander130 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AE26 (11.49g, 6h). AVK M AVP CЄH ΑΛЄΞΑΝΔION CЄB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ATTAΛEΩN, Athena standing left within tetrastyle temple, holding figure of Nike and spear; shield set on ground to right, owl at feet to left. aVF.Aug 27, 2017
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Nikomedeia (AD 218-222) AE 27 - Elagabalus10 viewsElagabalus, 218-222 AD. AE27 (11.80g, 7h). M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC AVΓ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΔHMHTPIA TPIC NEΩKOPΩN NIKOMHΔEΩN, hexastyle Temple of Demeter with statue within, between two further neocorate temples shown in perspective. Extremely Rare. VF.Aug 27, 2017
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Kaisareia (AD 177-192) AE 28 - Commodus11 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE28 (15.09g, 12h). Dated RY 13 (192 AD). A K MAV KOMOΔOC ANTΩNINOC, laureate head right / MHTPOΠO KAICAPЄIA, agalma of Mount Argaeus placed on altar inscribed ЄT ΓI. aVF.Aug 27, 2017
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Isinda (AD 161-180) AE 21 - Marcus Aurelius7 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE21 (6.45g), 7h). Dated RY 3 (163-164 AD). AVT KAI M AVP ANTΩNI, laureate head right, with drapery over far shoulder / ICINΔEΩN / Γ, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Rare. VF.Aug 27, 2017
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Kyzikos (AD 247-249) AE 22 - Philip II6 viewsPhilip II, 247-249 AD. AE22 (7.79g, 1h). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, viewed from behind / Galley with five soldiers sailing right. VF.Aug 27, 2017