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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor



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Random coins - Lykaonia
Eikonion (BC 100-0) AE 1583 viewsca 1st century AD. AE15 (4.69g). Laureate head of Zeus right / Naked Perseus standing left, holding harpa and gorgon's head, ΕΙΚΟΝΙΕΩΝ. gVF.
Lystra (BC 27-AD 14) AE 28 - Augustus 369 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.
Laranda (BC 400-330) Obol296 views4th cent BC. AR Obol (0.63g, 11mm). Facing bust of Herakles wearing lion skin over shoulder, large H to left / Forepart wolf right, star above. Very rare, very fine.
Eikonion (AD 238-244) AE 30 - Gordian III 201 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 Apparently unique and unpublished.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.
Laodikeia Kombusta (AD 69-96) AE 18 - Titus and Domitian364 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.
Savatra (AD 138-161) AE 25 - Antoninus Pius188 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE25 (10.60g). AVT KAIC AΔP ANTΩNINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / CAOYA TPЄΩN, Tyche seated left holding cornucopiae and rudder. About very fine. Ex Karbach coll.
Lystra (AD 79-81) AE 20 - Titus84 viewsTitus, 79-81 AD. AE20 (5.33g, 6h). Laureate head of Titus left / Helmeted and cuirassed male bust left, seen from behind. Near VF, grayish-green patina, a few very faint cleaning scratches. Very rare. The only Flavian issue from Lystra.
Derbe (AD 147-175) AE 20 - Faustina II329 viewsFaustina II, wife of Marcus Aurelius, Augusta, 147-175 AD. AE20 (12h). Bust of Faustina II / Tyche. Very rare.

Last additions - Lykaonia
Eikonion (AD 138-161) AE 18 - Antoninus Pius6 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 163 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 Severa4 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
Eikonion (AD 41-54) AE 20 - Claudius51 viewsEikonion as Klaudeikonion. Claudius, 41-54 AD. AE20 (4.3g). ΚΛΑΥΔΙΟC ΚΑΙCΑΡ CΕΒΑ, bust of Claudius right / CΕΒΑCΤΗ ΕΙΠ ΑΠ[?]ΕΙΝΟΥ ΚΛΑΥΔΕΙΚΟΝΙΕΩΝ, bust of Agrippina II right. Rare.Jul 07, 2013
Eikonion (AD 100-200) AE 1645 viewsImperial times, ca 2nd century AD. AE16 (2.59g). Draped bust of bearded Herakles right, club behind / COL ICONI, nude Perseus standing facing, head right, holding harpa in left hand, and head of Gorgon in right. VF.Jul 04, 2013
Ilistra (AD 244-249) AE 30 - Philip I 51 viewsPhilip I, 244-249 AD. AE30 (16.56g). ΑΥ Κ Μ ΙΟΥ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟC CΕΒ, radiate head left / ΙΛΙCΤΡΕΩΝ ΚΟΙΝ ΛΥΚΑΟΝΙΑC, Zeus sitting on throne, holding scepter and patera, eagle at feet.

Coins struck at Roman Ilistra are rare - struck only to commemorate an imperial visit, or as presentation coins for some event, as a reward, or for other reasons unknown. Only 4 examples known to von Auloch.
Jun 09, 2013
Eikonion (AD 253-268) AE 23 - Gallienus56 viewsGallienus. 253-268 AD. AE23 (7.19g). IMP Γ P LIC GALLIENVΓ P F A (sic) Bust radiate, draped, cuirassed right / IC - ONIE - N COLO around, S R across lower field, Perseus standing left, feet winged, holding head of Medusa in right hand and cradling harpa in left arm. Rare. EF. Ex Gerson Coll.Jan 19, 2013
Eikonion (AD 253-260) AE 29 - Valerian I58 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE29 (13.46g). Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / The Capitoline Wolf right suckling Romulus and Remus. Dark patina. VF.Jan 19, 2013