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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

Uncertain Greek


164 coins, last one added on Jul 17, 2017
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Uncertain Roman


43 coins, last one added on Mar 28, 2017
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Achaemenid Kings of Persia


see also Kings of Lydia

29 coins, last one added on Apr 07, 2013
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Satraps and Governors


73 coins, last one added on Jul 17, 2017, 25 linked coins, 98 coins total
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27 coins, last one added on Jan 13, 2013, 11 linked coins, 38 coins total
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Possibly NOT Asia Minor


22 coins, last one added on Sep 30, 2013
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Ancient Sites and Objects


2 coins, last one added on Aug 12, 2015
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Random coins - Asia Minor General
(BC 500-300) Lead weight - hemihekte296 viewsca 500 BC. Hemihekte lead weight (1.309g, 13.3x8.6mm). Head of Silenos facing / Incuse scallop shell. gVF. Carr coll.

This lead piece appears to be a coin weight for an electrum hemihekte of Phocaic standard. The facing head of Silenos types are commonly found on coins from Sicily, Macedonia, Lesbos, Mysia and Ionia. The scallop shell, while a common type for Italy and Sicily, was used as a control symbol across the Greek world. The weight is appropriate for an electrum hemihekte of standard and type struck in Asia Minor. This appears to be the first recorded specimen, but is consistent with those anticipated by Lang and Crosby, “The Athenian Agora - Volume X: Weights, Measures and Tokens” (1964).
Orontes (BC 357-352) AE324 viewsOrontes, Satrap of Mysia, ca 357-352 BC. AE (0.97g), struck at Kisthene. Bearded head of Satrap right, wearing Persian headdres (Bashlyk) / Forepart of winged boar right, [ORO-NT-A (?)] around.
Uncertain (BC 450-400) turtle - Hemiobol289 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (7mm, 0.26g). Bee alighting to right / Turtle in incuse square. Unpublished in the standard references. VF, light porosity.

The bee would seem to point to an attribution to Ephesos, but there is really nothing like it in that series. Silver fractions with turtles have been attributed to various locations from Lesbos to Lycia, and provide no help in identifying this unrecorded type.
Uncertain (BC 440-390) Star - Hemiobol 1230 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.4g, 6mm). Head right, with short hair, wearing Corinthian helmet / Star of four rays, four pellets between rays, all within incuse square. Extremely rare, gVF.
Uncertain (BC 440-390) Star - Tetartemorion120 views5th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (0.1g, 6mm). Eagle standing left / Stellate pattern within incuse square. gVF.
Uncertain Satrap (BC 350-341) Tetradrachm 445 viewsCaria, Achaemenid Period, ca 350-334 BC. AR Tetradrachm (14.21g, 6h). Struck circa 350-341 BC. Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, drawing bow / Persian satrap on horseback right, thrusting spear held in his right hand, left hand on rein. Good VF, toned, a few traces of porosity. Both dies engraved in the finest style for the type, displaying unusual detail in the facial features and musculature.
Memnon (BC 350-334) AE320 viewsMemnon of Rhodes?, ca 350-334 BC. AE (1.41g). Persian King running/kneeling right, holding bow and spear / Persian fire altar (?). Fine dark green patina, flan break, EF. Rare. Mueller coll.
Uncertain (BC 440-390) Star - Hemiobol 2259 viewsca 4th century BC. AR Obol (0.55g). Head right, wearing helmet (?) / 8-ray star. Toned, VF. Extremely rare, unpublished? Possibly belonging in Troas, Kolone?

Last additions - Asia Minor General
Uncertain (BC 200-100) AE 1114 viewsca 2nd century BC. AE11 (1.16g). Laureate and bearded male head (Zeus?) right / Large ?? (or monogram). gVF. Extremely rare, apparently unpublished.Jul 17, 2017
Uncertain (BC 330-250) AE 147 viewsca 4th-3rd century BC. AE14 (2.60g). Facing head of Apollo / Three dolphins swimming left within incuse circle. F. Very rare, apparently unpublished.Jul 17, 2017
Uncertain Satrap (BC 400-350) AE 813 views4th century BC. AE8 (0.70g). Head of Apollo left, wearing tainia / Monoskeles. aVF. Extremely rare, unpublished.Jul 17, 2017
Uncertain (BC 400-300) Hemiobol7 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.36g, 7mm). Whirl or triskeles / Star of eight rays around central pellet. VF. Extremely rare, apparently unpublished.Jul 17, 2017
Uncertain (BC 440-380) Hemiobol7 views5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (or Tetartemorion?) (0.17g, 7mm). Crested Corinthian helmet left / Amphora and kerykeion; uncertain object (or letter) between; all within linear square border within incuse circle. VF. Very rare.Jul 17, 2017
Uncertain (BC 440-380) Hemiobol2 views5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.20g, 7mm). Corinthian helmet right / Amphora within wreath. F.Jul 17, 2017
Uncertain (BC 430-350) Hemiobol9 views5th century BC. AR Hemibol (0.32g, 7mm). Head of horse right, ΔHMH(?) to left / Diademed female head right within incuse square. VF. Extremely rare, unpublished.Jul 17, 2017
Uncertain (BC 500) Hemidrachm5 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Hemidrachm? (1.93g, 12mm). Lion advancing right / Incuse square with textured cross-hatching. aVF. Very rare.Jul 17, 2017