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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor



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Random coins - Troas
Abydos (BC 385-335) Drachm58 views4th century BC. AR Drachm (2.6g, 14mm). Hyllippos, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo right / ABY YΛΛIΠΠOΣ, eagle standing right with folded wings; bee to right. gVF.
Pionia (AD 193-217) AE 27 - Julia Domna78 viewsJulia Domna, 193-211 AD. AE27 (10.44g). ΙΟΥΛΙΑ ΔΟΜΝΑ CЄΒΑC, draped bust right; unclear countermark / CTP ΑΥ ΒΑCCΟΥ ΠΙΟΝΙΤΩΝ, tetrastyle temple, within Artemis with Kalathos and bow. Dark patina, VF.
Alexandreia (BC 301-281) AE 14758 viewsca 301-281 BC. AE14 (1.89g). Laureate head of Apollo right / Apollo Smintheos standing right, wearing long garb, holding bow with both hands, case on back; ΑΛΕΞ to left, mouse at feet to right. Dark green patina, gVF. Rare. Gutknecht coll.
Abydos (BC 385-335) Drachm460 viewsca 4th century BC. AR Drachm (2.65g). Lysas, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo right / Eagle standing left; tripod to left, ABY above; ΛΥΣΑΣ above to right. VF/EF.
Larisa (BC 400-300) AE 19263 views4th century BC. AE19 (8.61g). Bearded male head right / ΛΑΡΙΣΑΙ, amphora, corn grain to right. Brown patina, VF-EF. Extremely rare.
Ilion (AD 37-41) AE 25 - Caligula883 viewsCaligula and Divus Augustus, 37-41 AD. AE25 (10.86g). GAIOC KAICAP QEOC AYTOKPATWP / CEBACTOC, heads of Caligula and Divus Augustus / [QEA PWMH] - IEPA CYNKLHTOC / ILI, draped bust of Roma and Senate, in the middle Athena standing facing, with spear and shield. Brown-green patina, VF. Very rare.
Tenedos (BC 188-70) Tetradrachm501 viewsafter 189 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.62g). Janiform male and female heads, the male laureate and facing left, the female diademed and facing right / Double-axe; ΤΕΝΕΔΙΩΝ above, monogram and grape bunch to left, two pilei of the Dioskouroi to right; all within laurel wreath. Good VF. Very rare.
Neandreia (BC 350) AE 10230 views4th century BC. AE10 (1.48g, 2h). Laureate head of Apollo left / N•E•-•A•N• around corn grain. VF, green patina. Alighieri coll.

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Abydos (AD 222-235) AE 33 - Severus Alexander43 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 1615 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 - Galba19 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 - Augustus22 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 2025 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 - Salonina23 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 I22 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 Alexander18 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