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Random coins - Lykaonia
Eikonion (AD 117-138) AE 18 - Hadrian286 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.
Laranda (BC 324-323) Obol413 viewsca 324-323 BC, time of satrapal campaign of Balacros and Perdiccas against Laranda. AR Obol (0.58g). Jugate diademed and bearded male heads right / Forepart of wolf right; ΛΑΡ[ΑΝ] above, monogram to left, star to right. Well struck, very fine, very rare.
Eikonion (AD 253-268) AE 23 - Gallienus247 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE23 (5.37g). IMP Γ P LIC GALLIENVC PF, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ICONIEN COLO/ S-R, Athena standing left, holding spear with entwined serpent in left hand, and eagle in right; shield at her feet. Good VF.
Eikonion (BC 100-0) AE531 viewsca 1st century BC. AE (3.58g). Laureate head of Zeus right / Perseus standing left, harpa in right hand, head of gorgoneion in left; ΕΙΚΟΝΙ to right. Dark green patina, VF.
Eikonion (AD 238-244) AE 30 - Gordian III 337 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 Apparently unique and unpublished.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.
Dalisandos (AD 161-169) AE24 - Lucius Verus483 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.
Eikonion (BC 100-0) AE 14421 views1st century BC. AE14 (3.28g). Laureate head of Zeus right / Naked Perseus standing left, holding harpa and gorgon's head, ΕΙΚΟΝΙΕΩΝ.
Ilistra (AD 164-182) AE 22 - Lucilla283 viewsLucilla, wife of Lucius Verus, 164-182 AD. AE22 (9.30g). Draped and diademed bust right / Athena standing left, holding cup and spear, shield at feet. VF.

Last additions - Lykaonia
Laranda (AD 244-247) AE 26 - Philip II6 viewsPhilip II, as Caesar, 244-247 AD. AE26 (10.17g). M IOVΛION ΦΙΛIΠΠOC KAIC, bareheaded, draped and cuirassed bust right / CЄB ΛAPANΔЄΩN / MHTPO KOINON, wolf standing left, with hand in its jaws. Very rare. VF.Feb 07, 2017
Eikonion (AD 69-79) AE 19 - Titus33 viewsTitus, as Caesar, 69-79 AD. AE19 (5.58g, 6h). T CAES IMP PONT, Laureate head of Titus right / COL / E - Q / ICONIEN, Star between two military standards. VF, dark brown patina, very rare. Tricarico Coll.Dec 12, 2016
Lystra (AD 147-175) AE 22 - Faustina II47 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 Pius60 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 Aurelius105 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 Aurelius100 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 II98 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 Pius146 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