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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor



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Random coins - Troas
Ilion (BC 281-228) AE 10264 viewsca 301-281 BC. AE10 (0.95g, 12h). Head of Athena right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet / Athena Ilias advancing left, holding distaff and spear; anchor to left, ΙΛΙ to right. Good VF, dark jade green patina, small mark on cheek.
Tenedos (BC 450-387) Obol203 viewsca 450-387 BC. AR Obol (0.58g). Janiform head, female on left, male on right (Hera and Zeus) / Double-axe, T-E, within incuse square. Good VF. Rare. Ex Auk. Aufhäuser 8 (München, 1991), 118.
Ilion (BC 100-80) AE 16271 viewsca 100-80 BC. AE16 (2.88g). Helmeted head of Athena right / ΙΛΙ, Athena Ilias standing right, wearing long garb, spindle to right, within wreath. Dark green patina, good VF. Rarer type.
Abydos (BC 480-450) Obol186 views5th century BC. AR Obol (0.90g, 8mm). Eagle standing left on dotted ground line / Gorgon head facing within incuse square. Very fine. Early type, heavy.
Skepsis (BC 440-400) Triobol264 viewsca 450 BC. AR Triobol (2.08g). Forepart of Pegasos right / Tree; E-N (retrograde); all within dotted incuse square. Toned, nice VF, minor light porosity. Rare. Ex Frank Sternberg Auction (11/1976), lot 76.
Assos (BC 450-400) Hemiobol236 views5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (6mm, 0.19g, 6h). Griffin seated right / Head of roaring lion right, within incuse square. VF, porous. Rare and apparently unpublished.
Hamaxitos (BC 350-310) AE 11293 viewsca 350-310 BC. AE11 (1.54g). Laureate head of Apollo left / ΑΜΑ−ΞΙ on either side of lyre. VF, green patina, darker on high points. Rare.
Kebren (BC 520-480) Obol251 viewsca 500-480 BC. AR Obol (0.55g). Head of ram left / Irregular incuse punch. Toned, EF. Rare. Ex Aufhäuser 8 (1991), 115.

Last additions - Troas
Abydos (AD 222-235) AE 33 - Severus Alexander10 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE33 - Medallion (23.00g, 7h). IMP C IMVIP SEV ALEXANDRO AVC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ABΥΔH-NΩ-N, Nude Leander accompanied by Eros with torch, swimming right, crossing the Hellespont (Dardanelles), bust of Hero on top of light tower of Sestos facing left, holding oil lamp in her outstretched right hand to bring light in to the darkness of the night over the Hellespont. Very Fine.

Hero and Leander were one of the most famous lovers in ancient mythology. Hero was a priestess of Aphrodite who lived in the city of Sestos (on the Dardanelles). Leander was a young man from Abydos who lived on the opposite Asian side of the strait. Leander fell in love with Hero, but his parents were against a marriage. He would swim every night across the Hellespont to be with her secretly. Hero always would light a lamp at the top of her tower to guide her lover his way. However, one stormy night the waves tossed Leander in the sea and the breezes blew out Hero's light. Leander lost his way and drowned. When Hero saw his dead body, she threw herself over the edge of the tower to her death to be with him.
Jul 12, 2014
Alexandreia (AD 138-268) AE 161 viewsImperial Times, circa 138-268 AD. AE16 (2.3g). APOL ΖΜΙΝΤΗΕ, Apollo Smintheus standing on base, with quiver and bow, holding patera over tripod / COL AVC TROAD, tripod. VF.Jun 27, 2014
Ilion (AD 68-69) AE 22 - Galba4 viewsGalba, 68-69 AD. AE22 (8.81g). CYNKΛHTOC ΓAΛBA, confronted busts of Senate, draped, and Galba / IΛI, statue of Athena within wreath; countermark: Gorgoneion. VF.Jun 25, 2014
Abydos (BC 27-AD 14) AE 13 - Augustus6 viewsAugustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AE13 (1.83g). CЄBACTOY, bare head right; crescent to right / ABY, lyre. VF.Jun 25, 2014
Alexandreia (AD 250-268) AE 206 viewsTime of Valerian I to Gallienus, 253-268 AD. AE22 - As (7.07g, 12h). Facing draped bust of Alexandria Troas, head right, wearing mural crown; to left, vexillum inscribed AV/CO / Horse grazing right. EF, black-green and red-brown patina. Ex Armounta Coll.; Ex Baldwin’s 47 (9/2006), lot 134.Jun 19, 2014
Alexandreia (AD 254-268) AE 19 - Salonina8 viewsSalonina, Augusta, 254-268 AD. AE19 - As (4.02g, 6h). Diademed and draped bust right / Eagle standing facing, head right, on head and neck of bull left. Near EF, dark brown patina. Rare ruler for mint.

Bellinger knew of four types and a total of eleven coins for Salonina from Alexandria Troas, which was a prolific mint during the reign of Valerian and Gallienus. Only one coin of Salonina from this mint is on CoinArchives (CNG e212, lot 177), a Marsyas type from the same obverse die as the current coin.
Jun 15, 2014
Alexandreia (AD 253-260) AE 21 - Valerian I7 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE21 (4.46g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Emperor on horseback left, saluting statue facing right. VF, brown surfaces, minor roughness.Jun 14, 2014
Alexandreia (AD 222-235) AE 24 - Severus Alexander3 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE24 (7.14g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Hercules wrestling the giant Antaeus, whom he is lifting off the ground. Fine, rough brown and green patina. Rare type which Bellinger only recorded for Septimius Severus and a mature Caracalla.

A giant of Libya and the son of Poseidon and Gaia (the earth goddess), Antaeus would challenge travelers to wrestling matches, easily killing his opponents and collecting their bones to construct a temple to his father. It was en route to the Garden of Hesperides to complete his eleventh labor that Hercules met Antaeus. A wrestling match ensued, but Hercules was unable to finish his opponent as Antaeus regained his strength each time the hero threw him to the ground. Realizing Antaeus’ strength waned as the he left the earth (i.e., the protective realm of his mother), Hercules lifted the giant aloft while crushing him to death.
Jun 14, 2014