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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


Amathos


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11 coins, last one added on Dec 25, 2006
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Kition


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15 coins, last one added on Mar 07, 2013
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Idalion


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3 coins, last one added on Jul 12, 2013
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Lapethos


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6 coins, last one added on Nov 26, 2011
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Marion


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7 coins, last one added on Nov 26, 2011
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Paphos


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26 coins, last one added on Mar 14, 2015
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Salamis


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37 coins, last one added on May 24, 2015
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Cyprus Uncertain


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27 coins, last one added on Jan 26, 2016
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Paphos (BC 325-309) Distater - Nikokles1059 viewsNikokles, ca 325-309 BC. AR Distater (26mm, 21.29g, 12h). Persic standard, struck ca late 320s BC or ca 310 BC. Head of Aphrodite left, wearing elaborate tiara composed of mural crown with four towers enclosing a polos ornamented with palmettes and annulets, disc earring with a triple pendant and a pearl necklace; Π-ΒΑ behind / ΝΙΚΟΚΛΕΟΥΣ / ΠΑΦΙΟΝ, Apollo, wearing laurel wreath and nude but for cloak over shoulders, seated left on omphalos, holding arrow and bow; laurel branch to left. Extremely rare. EF.

Only 4 genuine examples are known, including this piece. That only 2 obverse and 2 reverse dies are known makes it clear that it was meant to be a special issue (or perhaps an originally large issue cut short). It must have been struck after the Alexander-type tetradrachms (Price 3118-3123), which were minted in the late 320s, and it is possible that these distaters were produced shortly after. However, a date in the years shortly before Nikokles’ suicide might fit the evidence better.
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Cyprus Uncertain (AD 138-161) AE 33 - Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius121 viewsAntoninus Pius, with Marcus Aurelius as Caesar, 138-161 AD. AE33 (25.93g, 6h). Struck circa AD 147-161. Laureate head right / Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right. VF, brown surfaces, minor roughness. Ex Berk BBS 158 (3/2008), no. 467.
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Lapethos (BC 425) Stater669 viewsca 425 BC. AR Stater (10.84g, 1h). Helmeted head of Athena left / Head of Herakles, wearing lion skin, right in incuse square. VF, toned, die break on reverse. Extremely rare, apparently the third known.
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Paphos (BC 323-305) AE 12 - Ptolemy I201 viewsPtolemy I Soter, as Satrap, 323-305 BC. AE12 - Chalkous (1.15g, 12h), Paphos mint, struck 310-306 BC. Head of Aphrodite Paphia right, wearing polos / Eagle standing left on thunderbolt; to left, wreath. VF, brown patina, light overall roughness. Extremely rare. Conlin Coll.
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Lapethos (BC 435) Stater295 viewsca 435 BC. AR Stater (10.89g). Helmeted head of Athena left / Head of Athena facing, wearing crested helmet. An apparently unrecorded variety of a very rare type. aVF.
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Cyprus Uncertain (BC 27-AD 14) AE 18 - Augustus635 viewsKoinon of Cyprus, under Roman rule, struck under Augustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AE18 (2.48g). Capricorn right, star above / Scorpion, star to right. Dark green, lightly glazed patina, VF. Gutknecht coll.; ex M. Laffaille coll. and Muenzen und Medaillen AG, Basel, Auc. 76 (1991), lot 546.
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Salamis (BC 330) Didrachm - Nikokreon327 viewsNikokreon, 331-310 BC. AR Light Cypriot Shekel (6.25g). Turreted head of Aphrodite right, NK (ligate) to left / Laureate head of Apollo left, BA behind. gVF. From Late Collector (Rothschild), J. Ward, The Metropolitan Museum of Arts, New York and Georgiades; ex Sotheby, Wilkinson and Hodge (5/1900), 405; Sotheby, The Property of the Metropolitan Museum of Arts II - Greek Coins from the John Ward Collection (4/1973), 651; and Elsen 76 (2003), 290.
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Cyprus Uncertain (BC 450) Obol357 views5th century BC. AR Obol (0.62g). Head of owl facing / Head of Bes facing, within incuse square. Very fine. Very rare.

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Cyprus Uncertain (AD 138-161) AE 33 - Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius121 viewsAntoninus Pius, with Marcus Aurelius as Caesar, 138-161 AD. AE33 (25.93g, 6h). Struck circa AD 147-161. Laureate head right / Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right. VF, brown surfaces, minor roughness. Ex Berk BBS 158 (3/2008), no. 467.Jan 26, 2016
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Cyprus Uncertain (AD 138-161) AE 33 - Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius137 viewsAntoninus Pius, with Marcus Aurelius as Caesar, 138-161 AD. AE33 (25.77g, 5h). Struck circa 147-161 AD. AV K T AI AΔP AN-TΩNINOC CЄ Є, laureate head of Antoninus Pius right / M AVPHΛIOC KAICAP VIOC CЄ, bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust of Marcus Aurelius right. Good VF, brown patina. Jan 26, 2016
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Salamis (BC 411-373) AV 1/4 Stater - Evagoras I387 viewsEvagoras I, King of Salamis, 411-374 BC. AV 1/4 Stater (2.01g). "U­va­ko­ro" in Cypriot characters, youthful head of Herakles wearing lion’s skin headdress, facing three­-quarters left/ "Pa­si­le­wo­se" in Cypriot characters, goat lying right. Apparently only the second specimen known. Good extremely fine.May 24, 2015
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Koinon of Cyprus (AD 198-217) AE 32 - Caracalla258 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217. AE32 (16.15g, 5h). Laureate heroic bust of Caracalla right / Temple of Paphian Aphrodite within which cone, crescent and star on top of temple, roofed wing on each side within which candelabrum stands, dove on roof of each wing, paved semicircular court before temple. aVF. Apparently Unique.

Palea Paphos was one of the most important pilgrimage centres in the Greek world due to its famous Sanctuary of Aphrodite; the goddess herself was born of the sea near Paphos, and floated in on a scallop shell. When she arose, she was hailed as 'Cyprian'. The Sanctuary of Aphrodite continued to flourish well into the Roman era. Several Roman emperors honoured the shrine, and it was visited by Titus in 69 AD when the future emperor was on his way to Egypt. He consulted the oracle of Aphrodite, and was told that he had a great future. The sanctuary was rebuilt by the Romans after the earthquake of 76/77 AD, in a design that preserved the layout of the original. The cult of Aphrodite survived at Palea Paphos until the 4th century AD, when Emperor Theodosius outlawed paganism. Today, virtually nothing remains of the Sanctuary save the holy ground itself.
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Paphos (BC 500-480) Diobol165 viewsUncertain king, ca 500-480 BC. AR Diobol (11.5mm, 1.50g). Bull running right; winged solar disk above / Quadripartite incuse square. VF, toned, granular surfaces, area of fill. Extremely rare, unpublished in the standard references.Mar 14, 2015
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Cyprus Uncertain (AD 69-79) Tetradrachm - Vespasian190 viewsVespasian, 69-79 AD. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 12.88g, 12h), struck 75-76 AD. AVTOKPATΩP OVЄCΠACIANOC KAICAP, laureate head left / ЄTOVC NЄOV IЄPOV H, Zeus Salaminios standing facing, holding patera in right hand, left hand resting on a short scepter; eagle on left arm, VF. Tricarico coll.Nov 03, 2014
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Koinon of Cyprus (AD 198-217) AE 32 - Caracalla242 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE32 (20.83g, 6h). Laureate head right / Conical cult xoanon of Aphrodite of Paphos within central distyle tower; distyle porticoes flanking, each containing candelabra and with dove above; the entire structure set on low basis; semicircular fencing below. VF, brown and green patina, light adjustment marks on reverse. Ex Seeger Coll.Jun 20, 2014
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Koinon of Cyprus (AD 193-211) AE 31 - Septimius Severus217 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE31 (16.67g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Temple of Aphrodite at Paphos containing conical xoanon; semicircular courtyard around. Good VF, attractive dark green patina, deposits.Jun 16, 2014