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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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Metropolis (AD 98-117) AE 22 - Trajan77 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD. AE22 (6.23g). Laureate head right; c/m: ΔAK / Cybele seated left, holding patera; IΩNIA. Nice VF, dark gray patina.

The ΔAK counterstamp is almost always found applied to the end of the obverse legend. It presumably was applied shortly after Trajan's assumption of the title Dacicus in late 102 AD. This is one of the few issues in the provincial series that actually spells out the name of the Province, in this case Ionia.
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(BC 390-370) Mithrapata - Stater583 viewsMithrapata, Dynast, ca 380-375 BC. AR Stater (22mm, 9.64g, 4h). Facing lion's scalp / Triskeles; ΜΕΧΡΡ-ΠΡΤΡ; in left field, head of Herakles 3/4 to left, wearing lion's skin headdress, club to right; all within incuse square. Superb EF, struck with worn obverse die. Rare.1 comments
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Aigai (BC 425-330) Hemiobol239 viewsca 4th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.4g, 8mm). Α...ON, forepart of goat right, head reverted / Head and neck of bull left. gVF. Apparently unrecorded type.
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Kotiaeion (AD 177-192) AE 22 - Commodus5 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE22 (4.30g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Aklepius standing right, holding serpent-staff. Brown tone. VF.
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Tarsos (AD 198-217) AE 35 - Caracalla260 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE35 (20.12g, 12 h). Laureate head left / Athlete standing facing, head left, crowning himself with prize crown. VF, brown patina, rough.
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Caracalla on Karia, Stratonikaia371 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE38 (26.98g). Laureate head right; c/m: laureate bust of Caracalla right / Emperor on horseback right, holding sceptre. Fine, brown patina. From the Ian Roper Collection.
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Karia Uncertain (BC 520) Tetartemorion?63 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.33g, 8mm). Confronted foreparts of two bulls / Incuse square (irregular, perhaps "swastika" type with pellet in center). gVF.
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Uncertain (BC 440-390) Wheel - Tetartemorion111 views5th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (0.2g, 5mm). Head of eagle left / Four-spoked wheel in incuse square. Extremely rare.

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Mytilene (AD 193-211) AE 45 - Septimius Severus6 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 III4 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 - Gallienus4 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 - Caracalla3 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 - Commodus5 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 - Macrinus3 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 193 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 - Caracalla3 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