Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


Apameia - Myrleia


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16 coins, last one added on Feb 19, 2017
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Astakos



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Bithynion


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17 coins, last one added on Jan 25, 2017
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Kaisareia Germanika


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12 coins, last one added on Jan 26, 2017
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Dia


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7 coins, last one added on Aug 22, 2016
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Herakleia Pontika


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47 coins, last one added on Jul 20, 2017
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Iuliopolis


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17 coins, last one added on Apr 08, 2015
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Kalchedon


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38 coins, last one added on Aug 28, 2016
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Kios


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39 coins, last one added on Jun 23, 2017
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Kretia-Flaviopolis


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13 coins, last one added on Jan 26, 2016
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Nikaia


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224 coins, last one added on Jun 30, 2017
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Nikomedeia


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114 coins, last one added on Feb 20, 2017
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Prusa ad Olympum


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33 coins, last one added on Feb 20, 2017
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Prusias ad Hypium


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18 coins, last one added on Jun 06, 2017
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Tion


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27 coins, last one added on Jan 21, 2017
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Bithynia Uncertain


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21 coins, last one added on Mar 30, 2016
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Kings of Bithynia


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39 coins, last one added on Jul 20, 2017
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Nikaia (AD 54-68) AE 28 - Nero233 viewsNero, 54-68 AD. AE28 / Dupondius (11.06g, 6h). Radiate head right; countermark: ΓAΛBA in incuse quadrate directly across face / Poppaea (as Securitas) seated right. VF, green patina. Very rare.
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(BC 228-183) Prusias I - AE 18420 viewsPrusias I, 228-183 BC. AE18 (3.54g). Laureate head Apollo right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΡΟΥΣΙΟΥ, bow and quiver. Light green patina, EF.
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Herakleia Pontika (BC 337-305) Didrachm - Dionysios889 viewsca 337-305 BC, time of Tyrant Dionysios. AR Didrachm (9.64g). Head of Dionysos left, wreathed in ivy / Naked Herakles left, with lion skin and club, erecting trophy of arms. aVF. Rare.

Dionysios was the unelected overlord of Heraclea Pontica and its surrounds - a tyrant. He managed to keep his domain relatively independent within the Persian Empire. The Macedonian invasion of Asia Minor in 333 BC did not disturb the area and Dionysus remained, even whilst Antigonus Mono. monitored Alexander's lines of communications. After 323 BC, as Ariarathes I of Cappadocia struck North into Sinope and much of the surrounds, still Dionysus prevailed even whilst Perdiccas and Eumenes restored order. He married Amastris the niece of the deceased King Darius III (divorced from Craterus having been wedded at Susa in 324 BC by Alexander) and she bore him 3 sons. He died in 305 BC and she ruled on with her sons. Soon Lysimachos was making advances and they married in 302 BC. VF.
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Kios (AD 81-96) AE 26 - Domitian 12 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE26 (11.71g, 6h). AYT ΔOMITIANΩΣ KAIΣAP ΣE ΓEP, laureate head right / TON KTIΣTHN ΠΡΟΥΣΙΕIΣ, Herakles standing left, holding club and lion-skin. Scarce, VF, green patina. Tricarico coll.
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Kalchedon (AD 238-244) AE 21 - Tranquillina275 viewsTranquillina, wife of Gordian III, Augusta, 241-244 AD. AE21 (4.50g). Diademed and draped bust right / KAΛCA-ΔONIΩN, galley right with four rowers. Near VF, green and brown patina, minor roughness.
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Nikaia (AD 222-235) AE 20 - Julia Mamaea81 viewsJulia Mamaea, mother of Alexander Severus, 222-235 AD. AE20 (3.99g). IOYΛIA MAMAIA AVΓ, draped bust right / NI K AI ΩN, military standards. Nice light green patina, irregular flan, gVF. Franke coll.
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Bithynion-Hadriana (AD 130) AE 38 - Antinoüs1106 viewsAntinoüs, favorite of Hadrian, died 130 AD. AE38 - Medallion (45.49g, 6h). ANTINOON ΘEΩN H ΠATRIC, bare-headed and draped bust right / BEIΘYNEIΩN AΔPIANΩN, Antinoüs, as Hermes Nomios, standing facing right, wearing short chiton, chlamys, and winged sandals, holding pedum in left hand, the right raised protectively over the forepart of a grazing cow standing left beside a tree; star above. Good VF, matte dark brown patina. One of the finest unaltered Antinoüs bronzes known. Ex Dowdy Coll. Ex Leu 30 (4/1982), lot 367; Sternberg 7 (11/1977), lot 644.

In Egypt, the cult of Antinoüs saw him as an avatar of Hermes-Thoth, a messenger between mortals and the gods. Elsewhere, he was seen in another guise, as Hermes Nomios, or the "Herdsman." As defender of the herd or flock, Hermes brought forth fecundity and prosperity, just as Antinoüs would bring good fortune to those who did him honor.
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Nikaia (AD 253-268) AE 25 - Gallienus85 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE25 (9.08g, 12h). Radiate and cuirassed bust right / Dikaiosyne standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae. Sage-green patina, GVF.

Last additions - Bithynia
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(BC 182-149) Prusias II - AE 145 viewsPrusias II, 182-149 BC. AE14 (2.41g). Forepart of horse left / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΡΟΥΣΙΟΥ, boar advancing right on spear head. aVF.Jul 20, 2017
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Herakleia Pontika (AD 193-211) AE 22 - Julia Domna3 viewsJulia Domna. Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE22 (7.39g). IOYΛIA ΔOMNA CЄBACTH, draped bust right. Rev.: HRAKΛHAC ЄN ΠONTO, female goddess (Pomona?) standing left, holding apple and grain ears. VF.Jul 20, 2017
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Nikaia (AD 254-268) AE 23 - Salonina17 viewsSalonina, Augusta, 254-268 AD. AE23 (6.53g). KOP CAΛΩNЄINA CEB, diademed and draped bust right / NIKAI EΩN, S, Tyche within hexastyle temple. gVF.Jun 30, 2017
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Kios (AD 81-96) AE 26 - Domitian 12 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE26 (11.71g, 6h). AYT ΔOMITIANΩΣ KAIΣAP ΣE ΓEP, laureate head right / TON KTIΣTHN ΠΡΟΥΣΙΕIΣ, Herakles standing left, holding club and lion-skin. Scarce, VF, green patina. Tricarico coll.Jun 23, 2017
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Prusias ad Hypium (AD 81-96) AE 25 - Domitian26 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE25 (7.928g, 6h). AYT ΔOMITIANOΣ KAIΣAP ΣEBAΣT ΓEP, laureate head right / HOMONOIA ΣEBAΣAT (sic), Athena Promachos standing right, holding javelot and shield. Unique. F, brown tone. Tricarico coll.Jun 06, 2017
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Nikomedeia (AD 238-244) AE 31 - Gordian III85 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE31 (19.52g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Nike standing facing, head left; holdin crown and palm branch. Rare. Nice light brown patina. VF.Feb 20, 2017
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Prusias ad Hypium (AD 217-218) AE 34 - Macrinus88 viewsMacrinus, 217-218 AD. AE34 (22.78g). Laurate and cuirassed bust right / Hercules standing left, wrestling giant Antaeus whom he is lifting off the ground. Brown-green patina. Light scratches on rev.; otherwise VF.

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. Antaeus had defeated most of his opponents until it came to his fight with Heracles. Upon finding that he could not beat Antaeus by throwing him to the ground as he would reheal due to his parentage (Gaia), Heracles discovered the secret of his power. Holding Antaeus aloft, Heracles crushed him in a bearhug.
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Nikaia (AD 251-253) AE 25 - Trebonianus Gallus66 viewsTrebonianus Gallus, 251-253 AD. AE25 (7.07g). Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Homonoia seated left; holding patera and cornucopia. VF.Feb 20, 2017