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Random coins - Lykaonia
Eikonion (AD 69-79) AE 25 - Vespasian157 viewsEikonion as Klaudeikonion. Vespasian, 69-79 AD. AE25 (12.42g, 3h). Laureate head right / Hades enthroned left, holding phiale; Kerberos below throne. VF, dark green patina.
Derbe (AD 161-169) AE 24 - Lucius Verus398 viewsLucius Verus, 161-169 AD. AE24 (11.30g, 12h). Bust left / Herakles standing right, holding club, lion's skin and apple. Very rare.
Lystra (BC 27-AD 14) AE 28 - Augustus 508 viewsAugustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AE28 (11.84g, 9h), struck ca 25-6 BC. IMPE AVGVSTI (S retrograde), laureate head left; all within pelleted border / COL IVL/FEL CEM in upper left field, LVSTRA in exergue, priest standing left, plowing pomerium with yoke of oxen left and holding ornate staff in left hand. Good VF, green patina with olive overtones on reverse, light smoothing in fields of obverse. The cornucopia was erased from the die, but a trace is still visible. Ex Villemur Coll.
Dalisandos (AD 161-169) AE24 - Lucius Verus469 viewsLucius Verus, 161-169 AD. AE24 (9.73g). AVTOK KAIΣ Λ AYPH OYHPOΣ, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right/ ΔΑΛΙΣΑΝΔΕΩΝ, Zeus enthroned left, holding scepter and phiale. Rough spot on obv., very fine.
Dalisandos (AD 161-169) AE 19 - Lucilla583 viewsLucilla, 161-169 AD. AE19 (6.39g). ΛΟΥΚΙΛΛΑ CЄΒΑCΤΗ, draped bust right / ΔΑΛΙCΑΝΔЄΩΝ ΚΟΙΝ ΛΥΚΑ, Athena standing left, holding spear and shield. Extremely rare. Dark green patina, very fine.
Eikonion (AD 117-138) AE 18 - Hadrian275 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE18 (4.20g, 7h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Helmeted bust of Athena right, wearing aegis. VF, dark brown patina with some spots of red.
Eikonion (AD 253-260) AE 31 - Valerian I164 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE31 (13.33g, 12h). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Founder plowing right; two vexilla in background. VF, green patina. Ex Wagner Coll.
Eikonion (AD 238-244) AE 30 - Gordian III 317 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE30 (29.18g, 6h). IMP CAE M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / COL A-EL HA-D ICONINS (sic!); in exergue S R, harpa. The emperor on horse galoping right, spear in raised right hand, fallen enemy with Persian cap raising his right hand to right. aEF. Apparently unique and unpublished.

When the Persians under Shapur I invaded Mesopotamia in early 243 AD, Gordian III opened the doors of the Temple of Janus for the very last time in Roman history, and sent an enormous army to the east. The Sassanids were driven back over the Euphrates and then defeated in the Battle of Resaena (near Ceylanopinar in south-east Turkey). This unique and remarkable adventus (arrival) issue of Iconium, identifiable by the harpa of Perseus (an emblem of the city of Iconium) below the exergue, refers to the upcoming battle and suggests that Gordian III visited the city. It was likely struck in anticipation of Roman victory, serving as propaganda intended to boost confidence among both soldiers and citizens of threatened cities.

Last additions - Lykaonia
Lystra (AD 147-175) AE 22 - Faustina II29 viewsFaustina II, Augusta, 147-175 AD. AE22 (4.8g). Draped bust right / Tyche-Fortuna sitting on rock.Jul 01, 2016
Eikonion (AD 138-161) AE 21 - Antoninus Pius26 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE21 (4.97g, 6h). IM-P C T A H ANTONINVS, laureate head of Antoninus Pius right / COL ICO, Athena standing facing, head left, holding Nike presenting wreath, and spear; shield leaning against spear at her feet; in left field, serpent. Very rare. Sandy-black patina. Very fine.

Hans von Aulock knew of seven specimens of this type, all in museum collections. He notes the obverse legend ending ANTONINOC, but this seems unlikely given that the city was a Roman colony since the reign of Hadrian and thus should have been using Latin legends on its coinage. Unfortunately, the single specimen he illustrates is struck off center, the British Museum specimen has incomplete legends, and the rest of the examples he cites are not otherwise published, so the spelling cannot be confirmed. The specimen offered here, though, very clearly spells ANTONINVS, which suggests that Von Aulock's reading is in error.
Jul 01, 2016
Derbe (AD 161-180) AE 26 - Marcus Aurelius68 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE26 (10.2g, 12h). Laureate head right / Dionysos, panther below. Rare.Jun 04, 2016
Lystra (AD 161-180) AE 16 - Marcus Aurelius84 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE16 (4.4g). CAESAR AVRELIVS, laureate head right / COLONIAE LVSTRA, she-wolf nursing twins.

This rare coin was sold on ebay by Numismatic Lanz Nov. 2014. I never received this coin - it was lost or stolen in the mail. If you see this coin for sale, please contact Asia Minor Coins or Numismatic Lanz.
Aug 08, 2015
Laranda (AD 147-176) AE 20 - Faustina II84 viewsFaustina II, 147-176 AD. AE20 (6.44g). Draped bust right / Tyche standing holding cornucopia and rudder. Rare. VF. Franke coll.Dec 04, 2014
Eikonion (AD 138-161) AE 18 - Antoninus Pius127 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE18 (4.01g). ANTONINVS AVG PIVS, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / COL ICO, helmeted head of Athena right. Black Patina. GVF.Jul 01, 2014
Eikonion (AD 1-100) AE 16137 viewsEikonion as Klaudeikonion. Imperial Times, 1st century AD. AE16 (2.21g). Head of Medusa facing 3/4 right / KΛAYΔЄIKONI within wreath. Extremely rare. About VF, partially flat strike.Jul 01, 2014
Laranda (AD 244-249) AE 23 - Otacilia Severa147 viewsOtacilia Severa. Augusta, 244-249 AD. AE23 (9.9g). M OTAKIΛIAN CЄOYHPAN CЄB, diademed and draped bust right / ΛΑΡΑΝΔЄΩΝ MHTPO, Tyche seated left on rock, river-god swimming at her feet. Near EF; attractive patina.Jun 30, 2014