Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


Abydos


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92 coins, last one added on Jul 12, 2014
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Achilleion


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3 coins, last one added on Nov 15, 2012
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Alexandreia


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96 coins, last one added on Jun 27, 2014
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Antandros


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38 coins, last one added on Dec 20, 2013
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Assos


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38 coins, last one added on Dec 20, 2013
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Birytis


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12 coins, last one added on Jul 22, 2012
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Dardanos


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47 coins, last one added on Dec 20, 2013
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Gargara


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32 coins, last one added on Dec 27, 2013
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Gentinos


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6 coins, last one added on Jul 02, 2009
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Gergis


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15 coins, last one added on Nov 13, 2013
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Hamaxitos


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9 coins, last one added on Jun 28, 2013
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Ilion


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58 coins, last one added on Jun 25, 2014
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Kebren


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56 coins, last one added on Jan 19, 2014
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Kolone


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4 coins, last one added on Jul 03, 2009
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Lamponeia


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18 coins, last one added on Mar 07, 2013
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Larisa - Ptolemais


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13 coins, last one added on Apr 18, 2010
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Neandreia


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23 coins, last one added on Dec 20, 2013
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Ophryneion


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8 coins, last one added on Jul 07, 2012
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Pionia


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6 coins, last one added on Mar 30, 2013
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Rhoeteion



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Sigeion


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14 coins, last one added on Feb 26, 2010
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Skamandreia


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6 coins, last one added on Jul 17, 2013
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Skepsis


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35 coins, last one added on Dec 20, 2013
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Tenedos


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37 coins, last one added on Jul 02, 2013
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Thymbra


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7 coins, last one added on Sep 01, 2010
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Troas Uncertain



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Random coins - Troas
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Ilion (BC 281-228) AE 10265 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.
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Kolone (BC 400-300) AE 18349 views4th cent BC. AE18 (7.62g). Head of Athena right, wearing Attic helmet / 8-ray star, ΚΟΛΟΝΑΩΝ between rays, corn grain. Green patina, good VF. Rare.
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Assos (BC 350-300) AE 11228 views4th-3rd century BC. AE11 (1.10g). Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet / Bucranium, ΑΣ-ΣΙ, grape bunch (?) above. aEF, dark green patina. Rare.
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Ilion (AD 198-209) AE 23 - Geta235 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 198-209 AD. AE23 (8.89g, 6h). Draped bust right / Bust of Athena right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet and aegis. VF, green patina, minor roughness in spots. Rare. Ex. Wagner Coll.
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Gentinos (BC 360-340) AE 9267 views4th century BC. AE9 (1.10g, 8h). Turreted head of Artemis(?) right / Γ-Ε, bee within linear square. VF, dark green patina. Alighieri Coll.
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Kebren (BC 450) Hemidrachm92 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.80g). Head of a ram right / Calf head right within shallow incuse square. Unpublished?1 comments
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Gargara (BC 440-400) Triobol45 viewsca 450-400 BC. AR Triobol (1.9g, 12mm). Bare male head right / ΓAP, horse running right within incuse square. EF.
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Kebren (BC 520-480) Diobol267 views5th century BC. AR Diobol (9mm, 1.26g). Head of ram right / Quadripartitie incuse square. VF, light porosity.

Last additions - Troas
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Abydos (AD 222-235) AE 33 - Severus Alexander30 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
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Alexandreia (AD 138-268) AE 165 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
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Ilion (AD 68-69) AE 22 - Galba9 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
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Abydos (BC 27-AD 14) AE 13 - Augustus10 viewsAugustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AE13 (1.83g). CЄBACTOY, bare head right; crescent to right / ABY, lyre. VF.Jun 25, 2014
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Alexandreia (AD 250-268) AE 2012 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
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Alexandreia (AD 254-268) AE 19 - Salonina13 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
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Alexandreia (AD 253-260) AE 21 - Valerian I10 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
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Alexandreia (AD 222-235) AE 24 - Severus Alexander7 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