Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Kyzikos (AD 0-100) AE 161242 viewsearly 1st cent AD. AE16 (2.90g). Wreathed head of Kore Soteira (or Apollo?) right, within dotted circle / K-Y/Z-I, Chelys, monogram on top. Dark green patina, gVF. Gutknecht coll.
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Kyzikos (AD 0-100) AE 20608 viewsca 1st cent AD. AE20 (4.82g). Head of Kore right, grain ear in hair; within a wreath of grain / K-Y/ZI, caduceus, in the center of which is a gorgoneion, the handle is made of a club, crescent above, tunny below, monogram to right; all within a laurel wreath. Near EF, attractive green patina.
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Kyzikos (AD 0-100) AE 20430 viewsunder Roman rule, ca 1st cent AD. AE20 (4.02g). Head of Kore right, grain ear in hair; within a wreath of grain / K-Y/ZI, caduceus, in the center of which is a gorgoneion, the handle is made of a club, crescent above, tunny below, monogram to right; all within a laurel wreath. Green patina, gFV. Rare. Gutknecht coll.
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Kyzikos (AD 0-100) AE 2079 views1st century AD. AE20 (5.5g). Laureate head Kore Soteira right within wreath / K-Y/ZI, kerykeion with club as handle; crescent above, tunny fish below, monogram in right field; all within wreath. gVF.
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Kyzikos (AD 41-43) AE 12 - Britannicus, Antonia and Octavia496 viewsBritannicus, Antonia and Octavia. AE12 (1.69g). Struck early in Claudius’s reign, ca 41 - 43 AD. NEOC ΓE[PMANIKOC], K-Y; bare head of Brittanicus right / [AN] / OK[TA], draped busts Claudia Antonia and Claudia Octavia facing each other. Very rare. About very fine. This issue is struck early in Claudius’s reign while the title is Germanicus before he became known as Brittanicus after AD 43. The other portraits are from Claudia Antonia, daughter of Claudius from his second wife, Aelia Paetina, sister of Sejanus; and Claudia Octavia, Claudius’ son and daughter from his third wife, Valeria Messalina.
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Kyzikos (AD 69-79) AE 28 - Vespasian39 viewsVespasian. 69-79 AD. AE28 (10.98g). AVTOKPATOPI KAIΣAPI ΣEBAΣTΩ OYEΣΠAΣIANΩ, laureate head right / KV/ZI in two lines in laurel wreath. Glossy dark green and brown patina, some light smoothing in fields, aVF.
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Kyzikos (AD 98-117) AE 28 - Trajan1582 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD. AE28 (14.35g). Laureate bust right / Altar surmounted by statue of Triptolemos(?); two serpent entwined torches flanking. VF, thick green patina, minor roughness. Perhaps unpublished. Ex Wagner Coll.
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Kyzikos (AD 98-180) AE 29140 viewsTime of Trajan to Marcus Aurelius, 98-180 AD. AE29 (10.9g). KY ZIKOC, Diademed head of Hero Kyzikos right / KYZIKHNΩN NЄOKOPΩN, two serpent-entwined torches; in between, altar. VF.
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Kyzikos (AD 100-200) AE 18608 viewsca 2nd cent AD. AE18 (4.35g, 9h). Draped bust of Kore Soteira right, wearing taenia; all within wreath / Triton right, holding rudder and fish. Good VF, black-green patina. Rare.
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Kyzikos (AD 100-200) AE 18217 viewsImperial Times, ca 2nd century AD. AE18 (4.08g). Draped bust of Kore right / ΚΥZΙΚΗΝΩΝ ΝЄΟΚΟΡ Π, dolphin around trident. EF.
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Kyzikos (AD 100-200) AE 20126 viewsImperial Times, 2nd century AD. AE20 (4.20g, 6h). Wreathed and draped bust of Kore right / Panther standing right, placing paw on krater. Near VF, brown surfaces.1 comments
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Kyzikos (AD 100-300) AE 29382 viewsQuasi-autonomous, 2nd-3rd cent AD. AE29 (8.30g). KYZ - IKOC, head of hero Kyzikos, diademed with taenia, right / CTP A / [VP AP]IC / TE[I]ΔOV / KVZIKH / NΩN, in laurel-wreath. Very rare. VF/about VF, dark green patina. Hoeft coll.

In Münsterberg, Die Beamtennamen auf griechischen Münzen, a strategos is mentioned under Severus Alexander named Avr. Aristaidos. Perhaps he is the same as named in the legend. Kyzikos was the king of the Doliones in Mysia.
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Kyzikos (AD 100-300) AE 2961 viewsImperial Times, 2nd-3rd century AD. AE29 - Drachm (15.26g, 6h). Wreathed and draped bust of Kore Soteira right / Agonistic urn containing two palm fronds on table; amphora below. VF, olive-green patina, pit on obverse.
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Kyzikos (AD 117-138) AE 19 - Hadrian481 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE19 (2.43g). Cuirassed and laureate bust right / Oenochoe. Light cleaning scratches, minor roughness. Rare. Good very fine.
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Kyzikos (AD 117-138) AE 25 - Antinous423 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. For Antinous. AE25 (10.46g). Bare head right / youth standing right with horse. Ex Triton VIII, New York 2005, Nr. 720.
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Kyzikos (AD 117-138) AE 32 - Hadrian230 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE32 (27,44g). ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙC ΤΡΑΙ - ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC ΟΛΥΜΠΙΟC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΚΥZΙ - ΚΗΝΩΝ, Demeter with two torches advancing right. Very rare. Dark brown green, lightly smoothed patina, almost EF.
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Kyzikos (AD 128-137) AE 18 - Sabina39 viewsSabina, Augusta, 128-136/7 AD. AE18 (4.42g). CABINA CЄBACTH, draped bust right/ K - Y / Z – I, male figure standing left, holding sceptre. Extremely rare. gVF.1 comments
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Kyzikos (AD 138-161) AE 31290 viewsTime of Antoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE31 (26.69g). Hipparch Kl. Hestiaios. Head of Kore Soteira left / Two chests, filled with palms each erected on a pole fixed in a cippus; in each chest is also a pole surmounted by a crescent and star. The chest on the right is being pushed into position by means of two poles; the innermost pole being manipulated by two men, while a third man holding a torch (?) stands near the outermost pole. On the upper part of the outermost pole stands another man holding a torch (?) in one of his extended hands: the chest on the left is being erected in the same way, and similar figures are present. Very rare. VF.
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Kyzikos (AD 138-161) AE 34106 viewsTime of Antoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE34 (24.38g, 6h). Homonoia with Ephesos. Cl. Severus, strategos. Wreathed and draped bust of Kore Soteira right / On left, cult statue of Artemis Ephesia facing; on right, Demeter advancing right, head left, holding two torches. Near VF, green patina, roughness. Rare. Ex Liles coll.; ex CNG 51 (9/1999), lot 806.

Homonoia between cities proclaimed their commonality of interests, like that of "sister-cities" in the modern world, and was based on political, economic and religious connections. The cities of Asia Minor preserved this tradition under the Roman Empire, with an extensive interlinked system of such commonalities. Among the cities participating in homonoia, Ephesus seems to have been the most popular, undoubtedly due to its status as the principal cult center of Artemis. Cyzicus, an economic powerhouse due to its location on the southern shore of the Propontis, dominated the trade routes between the Black Sea and the Aegean since the Classical period. Thus, a reciprocal alliance between the major regional trader and the cult site would benefit each other immensely.
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Kyzikos (AD 139-161) AE 23 - Marcus Aurelius460 viewsMarcus Aurelius, as Caesar, 139-161 AD. AE23 (8.01g, 6h). Bare headed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Serpent-entwined torch with grain ears and poppies. Good VF, dark green patina with dusty light green and beige overtones. Rare variety.
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Kyzikos (AD 139-161) AE 23 - Marcus Aurelius241 viewsMarcus Aurelius, as Caesar, 139-161 AD. AE23 (7.28g). AVPHΛIOC BHPOC KAICAP, draped, bare-headed bust right / KYZIKHNΩN, snake entwined around torch. Very fine.
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Kyzikos (AD 147-175) AE 27 - Faustina II122 viewsFaustina II, Augusta, 147-175 AD. AE27 (13.30g, 7h). Bust of Faustina right / Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Dark patina, gVF.
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Kyzikos (AD 161-169) AE 21 - Lucius Verus87 viewsLucius Verus, 161-169 AD. AE21 (5.2g). AY KAI Λ AYPH OVHPOC, bare head right / ΚΥZΙΚΗΝΩΝ, Herakles standing right, leaning on club, holding lion´s skin. GVF.1 comments
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Kyzikos (AD 161-180) AE - Marcus Aurelius294 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE (6.89g). ΑΥ Κ Μ ΑΥ(ΡΗ) - ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝ(ΟΣ), bare head of Marcus Aurelius right / ΚΥΖΙΚΗ-ΝΩΝ, lighted torch on altar, entwined by serpent and surmounted by two poppies. VF.
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Kyzikos (AD 161-180) AE 35 - Marcus Aurelius306 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE35 (29.98g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Athena advancing right, wielding javelin and holding Nike. Fine, green patina, a little rough. Ex Wagner Coll.
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Kyzikos (AD 166-177) AE 25 - Commodus 105 viewsCommodus, as Caesar, 166-177 AD. AE25 (11.25g). Λ AΥΡ KOMOΔOC KAICA ΓЄΡM, draped and cuirassed bust right / KΥZI/KHNΩ/N / NЄOK, galley. Dark green patina, VF.
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Kyzikos (AD 166-177) AE 27 - Commodus116 viewsCommodus, as Caesar, 166-177 AD. AE27 (17.31g, 6h). Bareheaded and draped bust right / Altar between two serpent–entwined torches. SNG VF, tan-brown surfaces, minor roughness and small obverse die break. Excellent for issue. Ex Liles Coll.
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Kyzikos (AD 166-177) AE 33 - Commodus250 viewsCommodus, as Caesar, 166-177 AD. AE33 (21.75g). Λ ΑΥΡ ΚΟΜΟΔΟC ΚΑΙCΑΡ ΓЄΡ CЄΒ ΥΟC, draped bust right / ΚΥZΙ/ΚΗΝΩΝ ΝЄΟΚΟ, galley, below tunny and dolphin. Dark green patina, GVF.
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Kyzikos (AD 170-190) AE 17317 viewsQuasi-autonomous, 170-190 AD. AE17 (4.13g). Head of Kore Soteira right, wearing grain wreath / KYZIK - KHNΩN, jar with two handles. Rare. About VF, good style. Hoeft coll.

In Kyzikos Persephone was warshipped as Kore Soteira (= Saviour).
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Kyzikos (AD 177-184) AE 21114 viewsImperial Times, ca 177-184 AD. AE21 (4.90g, 6h). KO–PH CΩTЄIPA, draped bust of Kore Soteira right, wearing wreath of grain ears / KYZI–KHNΩN, Eros standing left, holding hare by its hind feet. Near EF, dark green patina, area of flat strike on reverse. Fine style. Unique, and an extremely rare depiction of Eros the Hunter. Ex Liles Coll.; ex Lanz 125 (11/2005), lot 336.

Although this issue is unpublished, it can be dated by the strong stylistic similarity to other issues of this period (cf. RPC Online 783)
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Kyzikos (AD 177-184) AE 27163 viewsImperial Times, ca 177-184 AD. AE27 (17.05g, 5h). Head of the hero Cyzikus right, wearing tainia / Ethnic within oak wreath. EF, lovely tan surfaces. Unpublished in the standard references with ethnic in oak rather than laurel wreath. Ex Liles Coll.
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Kyzikos (AD 177-184) AE 2972 viewsImperial Times, ca 177-184 AD. AE29 (10.39g). KΥ-ZIKOC, diademed head of Hero Kyzikos right / KΥZIKHNΩN N-Є-OKOΡΩN, Poseidon with trident and dolphin left standing on prow of galley. Rare. Dark patina, VF.
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Kyzikos (AD 177-184) AE 3273 viewsImperial Times, ca 177-184 AD. AE32 (19.26g). KOPH CΩTЄIPA, wreathed and draped bust of Kore Soteira right / KΥZIKHNΩN NЄΩKOΡΩN, Asklepios standing facing, head left, leaning on serpent-entwined staff. Pierced, otherwise aVF, dark green patina. Ex Kyz Art coll.1 comments
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Kyzikos (AD 177-192) AE 23 - Commodus146 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE23 (5.90g). ΑΥ ΚΑΙ M ΑVP ΚΟΜΟΔΟC, laureate bust of Commodus right, wearing cuirass and paludamentum / ΚΥZΙΚΗΝΩΝ, lighted torch on altar, entwined by serpent, surmounted by poppy and decorated with ears of corn. Good very fine.
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Kyzikos (AD 177-192) AE 23 - Commodus98 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE23 (4.90g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Calf walking right. Near VF, green patina, porosity and minor metal flaws. Ex Liles coll.
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Kyzikos (AD 177-192) AE 24 - Commodus121 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE24 (6.73g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Tyche seated left with rudder. Green patina. Almost EF.
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Kyzikos (AD 177-192) AE 25 - Commodus342 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE25 (7.02g). Λ ΑΥΡ ΚΟΜΟΔΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΓΕΡΜ, laureate and cuirassed bust of Commodus right within dotted border; circular countermark with woman's bust right / ΚΥΖΙΧΗΝ - ΝΕΟΚΟΡ, Demeter with torch driving biga composed of snakes within dotted border.
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Kyzikos (AD 177-192) AE 26 - Commodus389 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE26 (9.61g). AV KAI M AVP KOMOΔOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed right / KVZIKHNΩN / NЄOKOPΩN, galley. Dark green patina. VF.
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Kyzikos (AD 177-192) AE 26 - Commodus248 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE26 (9.29g). ΑΥ ΚΑΙ Μ ΑΥΡ ΚΟΜΟΔΟC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΚΥZΙΚΗΝΩΝ / ΝЄΟΚΟΡΩΝ, Artemis huntress with dog. Dark green patina. Very fine.
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Kyzikos (AD 177-192) AE 30 - Commodus92 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE30 (11.30g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / KVZI/KHNΩN/ NEOKO/PΩN in four lines within wreath. Good VF, green patina, some bare metal revealed on high points.
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Kyzikos (AD 177-192) AE 34 - Commodus426 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE34 (20.83g). AV KAI Λ AVP KOMOΔOC ΓЄP, laureate, draped and cuirassed right / NЄOKOPΩN / KVZIKHNΩN, Demeter in biga drawn by snakes to right, holding two torches. Very rare. Dark green patina. VF.
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Kyzikos (AD 177-192) AE 35 - Commodus70 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE35 (25.11g). Homonoia with Smyrna. AΥ KAI M AΥΡH - KOMOΔOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ЄΠI AΡX NAIB KΥINTOΥ ZMΥΡNA / KΥZIKOC, Hero Kyzikos and Amazone of Smyrna clasping hands. Unpublished. Brown patina, VF.
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Kyzikos (AD 177-192) AE 41 - Commodus66 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE41 - Medallion (35.04g, 12h). Struck circa 191-192 AD. AV KAI [Λ] M AV KOMMOΔ[O]C AN[T CЄB ЄVC ЄVT POMAIOC HP]AKΛHC, laureate bust right, with lion’s skin tied around neck, club over shoulder / NЄ-O[K]O-[PΩN] KVZIKHNΩ[N], two large baskets containing branches and set on tall stands, each being raised by three men holding supports; two additional men standing on supports, two altars or bases before baskets, star-in-crescent above each basket. Fine, rough brown surfaces, pierced. Extremely rare and possibly unique.

This type cannot be adequately explained, but must refer to some local myth or cult practice. The Vienna piece shares the same reverse scene but is smaller and must be earlier in date, with a younger portrait shown laureate, draped, and cuirassed.
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Kyzikos (AD 177-192) AE 43 - Commodus82 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE43 - Medallion (41.04g, 6h). T. Aelius Eteoneus, archon. Struck circa AD 191-192. AV KAI Λ M AV KOMMOΔOC ANT CЄB ЄVC ЄVT POMAIOC HPAKΛHC, laureate bust right, with lion’s skin tied around neck, club over shoulder / ЄΠI APX T AIΛ ETEΩNEΩC KVZIKHNΩN NЄΩK, Artemis advancing right, holding torch in each hand; altar to right. Good VF, green patina, some smoothing. Very rare.

Over the later part of Commodus’ reign, numerous events suggest the emperor was becoming mentally ill. Commodus thought of himself as the reincarnation of Hercules, even dressing as the hero at gladiatorial events.
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Kyzikos (AD 180) AE 40778 viewsAutonomous issues, ca 180s AD. 8 Assaria or Medallion, AE40 (33.17g, 6h). Struck in the time of Commodus. KOΡH CΩTEIRA KYZIKHNΩN, draped bust of Kore right, wearing grain wreath and hair tied in bun / NEΩKOΡΩN - KΥZIKHNΩN, youthful Dionysos, nude and holding pitcher in his right hand and thyrsos in his left, standing left in chariot drawn by two panthers walking to left; above panthers, Pan standing left, raising his right hand and holding lagobolon with his left; to left, male figure standing left, wearing short chiton, holding staff and basket with fruit balanced on his head. Extremely rare, probably unique. Minor cleaning marks, EF. Ex Numismatica Genevensis V (12/2008), 106 (rev. corr.).1 comments
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Kyzikos (AD 180-192) AE 20360 viewsTime of Commodus, 180-192 AD. AE20 (2.33g). Draped bust of Kore-Soteira right / KVZIKHNΩN, octostyle temple. GVF.1 comments
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Kyzikos (AD 193-217) AE 29 - Julia Domna231 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE29 (14.20g, 12h). [I]OVΛIA CЄBACTH, draped bust right / KV ZIKHNΩ N, NЄOKOP in exergue, Artemis Phosphorus (Diana Lucifera), holding torch in both hands, in biga right. VF, dark green patina with olive overtones. Rare.
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Kyzikos (AD 193-235) AE 17118 viewsSeveran Times(?), 193-235 AD. AE17 (3.78g, 12h). Head of the hero Cyzicus right, wearing tainia / KVZ/IKH in two lines within laurel wreath. Good VF, green and brown patina, cleaning scratches in fields.
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Kyzikos (AD 198-217) AE 21 - Caracalla90 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE21 (6.28g). M ANTONINOC ΑΥΓOYCTOC, laureate head right / KΥZIKHNΩN ΔIC NЄΩKOΡ, lighted torch, entwined by serpent. Rare, VF.
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Kyzikos (AD 198-217) AE 33 - Caracalla110 viewsCaracalla, 197-217 AD. AE33 (16.47g). AYT K M AYPHΛI ANTΩNINΟC [...], laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / [...]HCIΦOP AYP ANT[...] KYZIKHNΩN ΔIC NEOKOPON, round temple with central door, surmounted by three figures with torches right; octastyle temple left. VF.
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Kyzikos (AD 198-217) AE 43 - Caracalla262 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE43 / Medallion (43.31g, 12h). Laureate and cuirassed bust right, holding spear over left shoulder; aegis on breastplate / Caracalla, bareheaded and in military attire, standing left, holding phiale over lighted altar and spear; vexillum to either side. VF, green patina, areas of roughness, hairline flan crack, minor doubling on reverse. Very rare.
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Kyzikos (AD 200-270) AE 18137 views3rd century AD. AE18 (4.25g). Anepigraphic, head of Kore right, wearing grain ear wreath / KVZI KHNΩN, ibis. Dark green patina, EF. Franke coll.1 comments
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Kyzikos (AD 200-270) AE 19351 views3rd century AD. AE19 (4.01g, 12h). Diademed and draped female bust right / Bull standing right. VF, green patina. Ex Alighieri Coll.
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Kyzikos (AD 200-270) AE 20123 views3rd century AD. AE20 (4.54g). Diademed and draped female bust right / jar. VF.
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Kyzikos (AD 200-300) AE 17358 views3rd cent AD. AE17 (3.94g, 6h). Anepigraphic, head of Kore right, wearing grain ear wreath / lion advancing right; KVZIKH, NWN in exergue. Good VF, dark green patina. An apparently unpublished reverse type for this issue.
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Kyzikos (AD 202-205) AE 25 - Plautilla71 viewsPlautilla, Augusta, 202-205 AD. AE25 (7.96g, 12h). Draped bust right / Galley left with six oarsmen and a steersman. VF, dark grayish-green patina, some flaking around edges. Southern Pathologist coll.; Ex Classical Numismatic Review XIX.2 (5/1994), lot 326.
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Kyzikos (AD 209-212) AE 18 - Geta290 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 209-212 AD. AE18. Draped bust right / Capricorn right. Rare.
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Kyzikos (AD 217-218) AE 21 - Diadumenian166 viewsDiadumenian, as Caesar, 217-218 AD. AE21 (5.42g, 7h). Bare-headed and draped bust right / Kerykeion. VF, green patina, a few cleaning marks.
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Kyzikos (AD 217-218) AE 23 - Diadumenian47 viewsDiadumenian, as Caesar, 217-218 AD. AE23 (5.51g, 6h). Bareheaded and draped bust right / Calf standing right. VF, green patina, some smoothing. Levante Coll.; deaccessioned from the Départment des Monnaies, Médailles et Antiques, Bibliothèque Nationale de France.
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Kyzikos (AD 217-218) AE 24 - Macrinus91 viewsMacrinus, 217-218 AD. AE24 (8.99g, 7h). Laureate and cuirassed bust right / Octastyle temple. Good Fine, green-brown patina. Rare. Ex Liles coll.
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Kyzikos (AD 218-222) AE 21 - Elagabalus115 viewsElagabalus, 218-222 AD. AE21 (6.68g, 6h). Laureate and draped bust right / Kerykeion. Dark tone, EF.
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Kyzikos (AD 218-222) AE 24 - Elagabalus247 viewsElagabalus, 218-222 AD. AE24 (8.17g). ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ Μ ΑΥΡΗ ΑΝΤΩΝЄΙΝΟC, laureate and draped bust right / ΚΥZΙΚΗΝ / ΝЄΟΚ, Galley. Very fine.
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Kyzikos (AD 218-222) AE 33 - Elagabalus67 viewsElagabalus, 218-222 AD. AE33 (17.93g, 6h). Julius Phrou[...], strategos. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Hercules seated left on rocks, holding club. Good Fine, red and green patina, minor roughness. This magistrate unlisted in Leschorn. Ex Liles coll.
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Kyzikos (AD 222-235) AE 28 - Severus Alexander61 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE28 (12.79g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Demeter standig left; holdig torch and grain ears. Brown tone. About Very Fine.
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Kyzikos (AD 222-235) AE 30 - Severus Alexander316 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE30 (11.42g) Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Two serpent-entwined torches flanking lighted altar.
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Kyzikos (AD 235-238) AE 20 - Maximus42 viewsMaximus, as Caesar, 235-238 AD. AE20 (3.59g). Γ ΙΟΥ ΟΥΗΡ ΜΑΞΙΜΟC K, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΚΥΖΙΚΗΝΩΝ, eagle standing right, head left, holding wreath in beak. VF.
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Kyzikos (AD 235-238) AE 25 - Maximus56 viewsMaximus, Caesar, 235/6-238 AD. AE25 (9.08g, 7h). Γ IOV OV MAZIMOC KAICA, bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / KVSIKHNΩ NEOKO, Diana driving biga right, holding two torches. Near VF, green-brown patina. Extremely rare. Spradling Coll.
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Kyzikos (AD 235-238) AE 25 - Maximus7 viewsMaximus, Caesar, 235/6-238 AD. AE25 (8.48g). Γ IOV OVHPOC MAZIMOC KAI, bareheaded, draped and cuirassed bust right / KVZIKHNΩ / NEOKO, Artemis driving biga right, holding two torches. gVF.
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Kyzikos (AD 238-244) AE 22 - Gordian III95 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE22 (5.35g, 1h). Laureate and draped bust right / Bull standing right. VF, dark green patina, traces of die clash on obverse.
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Kyzikos (AD 238-244) AE 28 - Gordian III58 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE28 (12.41g, 1h). Lepidus, strategos. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / CTPA/ ΛЄΠIΔO/V KVZIKH/NΩN NЄ/OKOP in five lines. VF, brown patina with hard green and blue deposits, thin flan crack. Spradling Coll.
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Kyzikos (AD 238-244) AE 35 - Gordian III335 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE35 (20.53g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. Near VF, brown patina. Wagner Coll.
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Kyzikos (AD 247-249) AE 29 - Philip II109 viewsPhilipp II. 247-249 AD. AE29 (12.6g). Agathemeros magistrate. IOYΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOV KAICAP AVΓ, draped bust right / CTPA AVPH OY / H AΓAΘHM/ EPOV KY/ ZIKHNΩN NЄOKOPΩN within wreath. VF.
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Kyzikos (AD 253-260) AE 19 - Valerian I82 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE19 (3.47g, 6h). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Serpent entwined torch. Dark patina, gVF.
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Kyzikos (AD 253-260) AE 24 - Valerian I60 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE24 (6.63g, 12h). Apollonidos, strategos. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Altar between two serpents coiled about lighted torches. VF, red and green patina. Ex Liles coll.
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Kyzikos (AD 253-268) AE 23 - Gallienus72 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE23 (8.15g). Magistrat Asklepiades (Strategos). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust left, raising hand / Athena Nikephoros with spear standing facing, head left. Soft strike around edges, rough in places, gVF.
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Kyzikos (AD 253-268) AE 24 - Gallienus155 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE24 (7.98g, 8h). Lucius Severus, strategus. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust left, raising hand and holding shield decorated with aegis / Lighted altar; serpent-entwined torch on either side. Near EF, dark green patina. Very rare. From Group CEM. Ex Aufhäuser 8 (10/1991), lot 562.
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Kyzikos (AD 253-268) AE 24 - Gallienus56 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE24 (7.16g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / K[Y]/ZIKHN/ΩN NЄOKOP/ΩN (with Z retrograde) in five lines within wreath. Unpublished in the standard references without the inclusion of the name of a strategos in the wreath. Near Fine, green patina, some porosity. Ex Liles coll.
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Kyzikos (AD 253-268) AE 26121 viewsTime of Gallienus, 253-268 AD. AE26 (11.03g). ΚΥZΙ ΚΟC, head of Heros Kyzikos right / CΤΡΑ ΑC ΚΛ[...], two serpent-entwined torches; in between, altar. Brown patina, VF.
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Kyzikos (AD 253-268) AE 2761 viewsTime of Valerian I and Gallienus, 253-268 AD. AE27 (9.98g, 6h). Head of Cyzicus right, slight drapery / Altar between two serpent–entwined torches. VF, mottled red, brown, and green patina. Ex Liles Coll.
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Kyzikos (AD 253-268) AE 27 - Gallienus122 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE27 (9.20g, 6h). Laureate and draped bust right / Dionysus seated left, offering wine from cantharus to panther which leans against knee and leaning on upturned oenochoe; grape vine behind. EF, brown patina, minor weak strike in obverse legend. From Group CEM. Ex Sternberg XI (11/1981), lot 262.
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Kyzikos (AD 253-268) AE 27 - Gallienus48 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE27 (9.17g, 6h). Hermolaos, strategos. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Athena standing left, holding Nike and scepter. Good VF, green and brown, some roughness. Ex Liles coll.
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Kyzikos (AD 253-268) AE 28 - Gallienus84 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE28 (14.46g, 1h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust left, raising right hand, holding globus in left / Galley under sail to right, with hortator and with six oarsmen. VF, rough dark green patina. Ex Shipp coll.
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Kyzikos (AD 253-268) AE 29 - Gallienus49 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE29 (11.08g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust left, raising right hand, holding globus in left / Tyche seated left on rocks, holding rudder on globe; cornucopia to left. VF, green patina, roughness. Rare. Ex Liles Coll.; ex CNG 51 (9/1999), lot 866.
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Kyzikos (AD 253-270) AE 2552 viewsTime of Gallienus and Claudius II, 253-270 AD. AE25 (8.33g). L. Severus, strategos. KYZIKOC, diademed head of the hero Cyzicus right / ΛOK CЄBHPOY KYZIKHNΩN ΔIC NЄOKOPΩN, two temples: to left, circular temple with closed doors, surmounted by three standing figures holding torches; flaming serpent-entwined torch to its left and right; to right, octastyle temple, with annulet in pediment. Extremely rare. VF.
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Kyzikos (AD 254-268) AE 22 - Salonina311 viewsSalonina, wife of Gallienus. Augusta, 254-268 AD. AE22 (5.34g). Diademed and draped bust right set on crescent. / Artemis advancing right. Very fine.
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Kyzikos (AD 268-270) AE 33 - Claudius II Gothicus473 viewsClaudius II, Gothicus, 268-270 AD. AE33 (23.30g, 5h). Laureate bust right / Preparations for an evening event in the theatre or amphitheatre - slaves are erecting and lighting giant palm-torches, which are held in urn-like containers.

An extremely rare and interesting reverse type, known for Severus Alexander (BMC 264), Faustina II (Berlin) and Caracalla (Mionnet). though not until now for Gothicus.
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Kyzikos (AD 268-270) AE 33 – Claudius II205 viewsClaudius II Gothicus, 268-270 AD. AE33 (25.64g). ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΥΡ ΚΛΑΥΔΙΟC CЄΒ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / CΤΡΑ CЄΠΤ ΠΟΝΤΙΚΟΥ / ΚΥZΙΚΗΝΩΝ Β ΝЄΩΚΟΡΩΝ, shrine in between two snake entwined torches, on the roof three acroterion figures, to the right, two warriors (Korybantes?) and a rider. Extremely rare. Light green patina, VF.

The reverse building probably depicts the central building of the Demeter cult, it shows a kind of altar rather than a shrine which architecture resembles a tomb. See Price-Trell 109ff.
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Kyzikos (BC 27-AD 14) AE 16 - Augustus418 viewsAugustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AE16 (1.82g, 12h). Bare male head right / Bare male head right. VF, green patina. Ex Wagner Coll.

The attribution of a specific Julio-Claudian prince to each of these portraits remains a matter of conjecture. Mionnet believed them to be portraits of Gaius and Lucius Caesars, an interpretation the authors of RPC believed quite plausible. They do note, however, that the index to the von Aulock collection interprets this issue both as Gaius and Lucius, and Drusus and Germanicus, all of whom became potential heirs to the imperial throne. Barring any more conclusive evidence, the matter will remain unresolved.
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Kyzikos (BC 27-AD 14) AE 16 - Augustus420 viewsAugustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AE16 (2.32g, 12h). Bare head right / Capricorn left, head right; monogram below. VF, attractive, light green patina, areas of brown encrustation on reverse. Ex Prideaux Coll. of Augustus.
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Kyzikos (BC 27-AD 14) AE 16 - Augustus357 viewsAugustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AE16 (3.13g). Bare male head right / K-Y/Z-I, torch, all within laurel wreath. Rare. Nice green patina, VF.
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Kyzikos (BC 100-50) AE 25294 viewsfirst half of 1st cent BC. AE25 (7.72g). Head Kore Soteira right within wreath / K-Y/Z-I flanking torch. Very fine.
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Kyzikos (BC 160-150) Tetradrachm599 viewsca 160-150 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.91g, 0h). Laureate bust of Kore Soteira / ΚΥZΙ - ΚΗΝΩΝ within wreath, monograms above and below. Very rare. Fine style, lightly toned, EF example. Ex Hirsch, Auc. 71 (3/1971, Munchen), lot 183; ex Bank Leu AG, Auc. 2 (4/1972, Zurich), lot 228; ex Bank Leu AG, Auc 33 (5/1983, Zurich), lot 360.
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Kyzikos (BC 170-150) Didrachm778 viewsca 170-150 BC. AR Didrachm (7.08g, 12h). Head of Kore right, wearing oak wreath / KY-ZI, thunderbolt within laurel wreath; monogram above and below. Good VF, toned. Extremely rare.
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Kyzikos (BC 170-150) Didrachm319 viewsca 170-150 BC. AR Didrachm (20mm, 7.12g, 12h). Stephanophoric type. Head of Kore Soteira right, wearing oak wreath / Thunderbolt; KY-ZI above and below; all within oak wreath; monogram above and below. Superb EF, attractively toned. Well struck from fresh dies. Very rare. Liles Coll.
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Kyzikos (BC 170-150) Tetradrachm 356 viewsca 170-150 BC. AR Tetradrachm (35mm, 17.04g, 12h). Stephanophoric type. Draped bust of Kore right, wearing oak wreath / ΚΥZΙ - ΚΗΝΩΝ, torch; monograms above and below; all within laurel wreath. Good VF, gray toning with golden hues in the devices. Very rare, apparently unpublished with these monograms. Lipcer Coll.
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Kyzikos (BC 170-150) Tetradrachm 255 viewsca 170-150 BC. AR Tetradrachm (29mm, 16.73g, 12h). Stephanophoric type. Head of Kore Soteira right, wearing oak wreath / Club left; KYZI-KHNΩN above and below; monogram at top and bottom; all within oak wreath. VF, toned, numerous marks under tone on obverse. Very rare. Liles Coll.; ex Hunt Coll. (6/1990), lot 467.
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Kyzikos (BC 200-100) AE 12413 views2nd-1st cent BC. AE12 (2.70g) Head of bull right in beaded circle / KYZI in a monogram, within oak wreath. Dark, olive green, thick patina, good VF.
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Kyzikos (BC 200-100) AE 13382 viewsca 3rd-2nd century BC. AE13 (2.68g). Helmeted head of Athena right / Forepart of bull left, KYΞ above, trident behind. Fine.
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Kyzikos (BC 200-100) AE 13494 views2nd-1st cent BC. AE13 (1.14g). Head of bull right in beaded circle / KY/ZI in a monogram, within oak wreath. Dark green patina, good VF. Rare. Gutknecht coll.
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Kyzikos (BC 200-100) AE 13430 viewsca 2nd-1st cent BC. AE13 (3.26g). Head of bull right in dotted circle / KY/ZI surrounding monogram, within oak wreath. VF, black patina, under some light earthen encrustation.
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