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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor



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Random coins - Troas
Gargara (BC 350) AE 1749 views4th century BC. AE17 (3.62g, 1h). Laureate head of Apollo right / ΓΑΡ, horse running right; grape bunch below. VF, dark green patina.
Hamaxitos (BC 350-310) AE 18264 views4th century BC. AE18 (5.47g, 8h). Laureate head of Apollo left / ΑΜΑ−ΞΙ on either side of lyre. VF, dusty dark green patina. Alighieri Coll.
Tenedos (BC 525-470) Didrachm27 viewsEarly-mid 5th century BC. AR Didrachm (19mm, 7.30g, 11h). Janiform head of a male, left, and female, right / Labrys; kantharos to lower right; all in linear square border within incuse square. VF, toned, typical areas of weak strike, porous, light marks under tone on obverse. Very rare. Ex Cahn Coll.
Abydos (BC 320-200) AE 23257 viewsca 3rd cent BC. AE22 (8.23g). Head of Artemis, facing, turned slightly right, wearing stephane, laureate wreath, earrings and necklace / Eagle standing right, wings open; ABY and aplustre to right. EF, dark green patina, some light smoothing in fields. Ex Frank Sternberg Auktion XI (11/1981), lot 115.
Alexandreia (AD 235-238) AE 26 - Maximinus I169 viewsMaximinus I, 235-238 AD. AE26 (8.18g). IMP MAXI - MINVS PIVS AVG, draped, cuirassed and laureate bust right / COL AVG - TR - O, nude Poseidon standing right, left foot set on dolphin, trident in raised right hand ready for thrust, holding hippocampus in extended left hand. About VF. Hoeft coll.

The same rev. is known from Anchialos for Severus, Varbanov 712.
Skepsis (BC 450-400) Obol272 viewsca 450 BC. AR Obol (7mm, 0.36g, 4h). Horse’s head right, Σ-K-H around / Fir tree; pellet to left. VF, some porosity.
Kebren (BC 400-300) AE 9229 viewsca 399-350 BC. AE9mm (0.95g, 8h). Confronted ram’s heads / KE monogram. VF, green patina.
Abydos (BC 460-430) Obol235 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Obol (9mm, 0.51g, 10h). Eagle standing left; ABY to left, AΠ monogram above / Facing gorgoneion, tongue protruding, within incuse square. VF.

Last additions - Troas
Abydos (AD 222-235) AE 33 - Severus Alexander7 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.
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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.
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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