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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


Barata


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2 coins, last one added on Jan 09, 2007
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Dalisandos


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3 coins, last one added on Dec 08, 2008
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Derbe


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4 coins, last one added on Jun 04, 2016
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Eikonion


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33 coins, last one added on Dec 12, 2016
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Hyde


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2 coins, last one added on Nov 29, 2009
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Ilistra


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6 coins, last one added on Jun 09, 2013
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Laodikeia-Kombusta


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2 coins, last one added on Jul 29, 2007
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Laranda


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15 coins, last one added on Feb 07, 2017
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Lystra


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9 coins, last one added on Jul 01, 2016
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Savatra


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3 coins, last one added on Nov 29, 2009
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Lykaonia Uncertain



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Random coins - Lykaonia
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Eikonion (BC 100-0) AE 15404 viewsca 1st cent BC. AE15 (3.86g, 6h). Head Zeus laureate right / EIKO, Perseus standing facing, holding lyre and head Medusa. About very fine.
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Lystra (AD 161-180) AE 16 - Marcus Aurelius106 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.
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Lystra (BC 27-AD 14) AE 28 - Augustus 528 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.
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Eikonion (AD 238-244) AE 30 - Gordian III 344 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.
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Laodikeia Kombusta (AD 69-96) AE 18 - Titus and Domitian542 viewsas Klaudilaodikeia. Titus and Domitian, 69-96 AD. AE18 (5.03g). Confronted head of Titus and Domitian / Cybele seated left. VF, black patina under some light earthen encrustation. Wagner Coll.
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Ilistra (AD 161-169) AE 22 - Lucius Verus359 viewsLucius Verus, 161-169 AD. AE22 (8.50g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; two monograms before, representing the titles Armeniacus and Parthicus / Herakles standing facing, leaning on club held in right hand, lion skin draped over left arm. VF, brown patina, a few light scratches. Very rare, only the Paris specimen recorded by von Aulock. Wagner Coll.
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Laranda (BC 324-323) Obol424 viewsca 324-323 BC, time of satrapal campaign of Balacros and Perdiccas against Laranda. AR Obol (0.60g). Jugate diademed and bearded male heads right / Forepart of wolf right; ΛΑΡ[ΑΝ] above, monogram to left, star to right. About very fine, very rare.
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Eikonion (AD 253-260) AE 22 - Valerian I374 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE22 (6.91g).

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Laranda (AD 244-247) AE 26 - Philip II10 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
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Eikonion (AD 69-79) AE 19 - Titus40 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
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Lystra (AD 147-175) AE 22 - Faustina II53 viewsFaustina II, Augusta, 147-175 AD. AE22 (4.8g). Draped bust right / Tyche-Fortuna sitting on rock.Jul 01, 2016
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Eikonion (AD 138-161) AE 21 - Antoninus Pius69 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
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Derbe (AD 161-180) AE 26 - Marcus Aurelius110 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE26 (10.2g, 12h). Laureate head right / Dionysos, panther below. Rare.Jun 04, 2016
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Lystra (AD 161-180) AE 16 - Marcus Aurelius106 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
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Laranda (AD 147-176) AE 20 - Faustina II102 viewsFaustina II, 147-176 AD. AE20 (6.44g). Draped bust right / Tyche standing holding cornucopia and rudder. Rare. VF. Franke coll.Dec 04, 2014
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Eikonion (AD 138-161) AE 18 - Antoninus Pius153 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