Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

Miletopolis (AD 98-117) AE 21 - Trajan171 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD. AE21 (4.90g). Laureate head right / Helmeted bust of Athena right, wearing aegis. VF, green patina, a few small breaks in the patina.
Miletopolis (AD 117-138) AE - Hadrian310 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE (3.93g). ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC [...]ΙΑΝΟC, laureate head right / ΜΕΙΛΗΤΟΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ/ Κ−Ο, Athena standing left, holding patera in right hand, spear and shield in left, owl at feet. Green patina, high relief, VF. Very rare.
Miletopolis (AD 117-138) AE 16 - Hadrian87 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE15.5 (1.98g). AY K TP AΔPIANOC, laureate head right / ΜЄΙΛΗΤΟ-ΠΟΛЄΙΤΩΝ, K-O across fields winged Kerykeion (Caduceus). GF.1 comments
Miletopolis (AD 117-138) AE 19 - Hadrian50 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE19 (4.20g). AY K TRAIA AΔPIANOC, laureate and draped bust right / MЄIΛΗΤΟΠOΛITΩΝ, Athena standing facing, head left, holding Nike and spear and resting hand on shield set on ground; owl at feet to left. gVF.
Miletopolis (AD 117-138) AE 20 - Hadrian50 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE20 (5.81g). ΑΥΤΟ ΤΡΑΙΑ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟ, laureate, bust right, baldric (sword) strap around neck and across chest, loop on shoulder, seen from front / ΜЄΙΛΗΤΟΠΟΛЄΙΤΩΝ, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Athena, right. Dark brown patina, VF.
Miletopolis (AD 138-161) AE 16 - Antoninus Pius15 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE16 (2.26g). AV KAI TI AIΛ AΔPI ANTΩNЄINOC, bare head right / MЄIΛITOΠOΛЄITΩN, Cupid right. Extremely rare. gVF.
Miletopolis (AD 138-161) AE 18 - Antoninus Pius247 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE18 (2.50g). Laureate head right / ΜΙΛΗΤΟ-ΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ, winged caduceus. Dark olive-green patina, gVF. Rare.
Miletopolis (AD 164-169) AE 19 - Lucilla255 viewsLucilla, wife of Lucius Verus, 164-169 AD. AE19 (3.28g). Draped bust right, hair gathered in back in Chignon / ΜΙΛΗΤΟΠΟΛ-ΙΤΩΝ, Asklepios in mantel standing facing, head to left, holding snake staff in right hand. VF. Rare.
Miletopolis (AD 164-169) AE 21 - Lucilla236 viewsLucilla, wife of Lucius Verus, 164-169 AD. AE21 (5.51g). Draped bust right, hair gathered in back in Chignon / ΜΙΛΗΤΟΠΟΛ-ΙΤΩΝ, draped bust of Athena left, wearing aegis. live-green patina, VF.
Miletopolis (AD 193-211) AE 19 - Septimius Severus186 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE19 (2.84g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Bucranium facing. VF, green patina, some roughness and earthen deposits.
Miletopolis (AD 193-211) AE 35 - Septimius Severus317 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE35 (23.84g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; c/m: NI / Hermes seated left, holding caduceus. Fine, brown patina. From the Ian Roper Collection.
Miletopolis (AD 198-217) AE 19 - Plautilla252 viewsPlautilla, wife of Caracalla, 197-217 AD. AE19 (4.10g). ΠΛΑYΤΙΛΛΑ-ΑYΓΟCΤ-Α, draped and diademed bust right / Μ-ΕΙΛΗΤ-ΟΠΟΛΙΤΩ-Ν, bust of Athena right, wearing aegis. Brown-green patina, VF. Very rare.
Miletopolis (AD 238-244) AE - Gordianus III333 viewsGordianus III, 238-244 AD. AE Medallion (59.78g). AUT KAI - M ANT GORDIANOC AUGOU, laureate and cuirassed bust right, spear over left shoulder / CTR AUR ER-M-OU MEILHTO-PO/LEITWN, Gordianus with spear in right hand on horse galloping right, lion left below, head reverted. Brown patina with traces of silvering on obverse. VF/aVF.
Miletopolis (AD 238-244) AE 23238 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE23 (6.40g). A[V] M ANT ΓOPΔIANOC [AVΓ], draped (cuirassed?) and laureate bust right / KTICTH - C MEIΛHTO[C], hero Miletos, in short military cloak, standing frontal on prow, head right, raising right hand and holding in left hand spear and round shield. Extremely Rare. About VF. Hoeft coll.

The hero Miletos was the mythological founder of Miletos.
Miletopolis (AD 244-247) AE 18 - Philip II92 viewsPhilip II, as Caesar, 244-247 AD. AE18 (4.24g). M IOY ΦIΛIΠΠOC KA, draped bust right / MEIΛHTOΠOΛEITΩN, price urn with three palm branches. Nice VF.
Miletopolis (BC 100-AD 100) AE 21 - Axiochus366 viewsAxiochus, 1st cent BC-1st cent AD. AE21 (5.50g, 12h). O ΔHMOC AXIOCON, bare head right / [MIΛHTOΠOΛITΩN], draped bust of Athena right, wearing Corinthian-style helmet and [aegis]. Near VF, brown patina. Extremely rare. Ex Villemur Coll.

While the portrayal on the obverse of this coin may be either the individual Axiochus or the Demos of Miletopolis, the obverse inscription makes it clear that this coin was struck to honor one of that city’s benefactors. By following Greek epigraphic convention, the name of the dedicatee (AXIOCON) is placed in the accusative case, while the verb of dedication is not indicated, but implied: “The Demos honors Axiochus.” Just who this Axiochus was remains a mystery. The name is not unknown in the Greek world (a dialogue of the same name ascribed to Plato is known), and several Romanized Axiochi are attested in inscriptions and graffiti (cf. CIL VI.13.19 - Sex. Pompeius Axiochus). What is clear is that Axiochus was one of the numerous euergetai, or benefactors of the Roman Empire: wealthy individuals who supported public projects, or liturgies, in their hometowns.
Miletopolis (BC 100-AD 100) AE 22 - Axiochus222 viewsAxiochos, 1st century BC-1st century AD. AE22 (7.04g, 1h). O ΔHMOC AXIOXO[N], laureate head right; two owl countermarks / [MIΛ]HTOΠOΛIT[WN], helmeted head of Athena right. Coin: VF, dark brown patina, an area of minor roughness; c/m's: Good VF.
Miletopolis (BC 2nd-1st cent) AE 1952 viewsca 2nd-1st century BC. AE19 (5.21g). Head of Athena right, wearing Attic helmet / Double-bodied owl facing, ΜΙΛΗΤΟ around. VF.
Miletopolis (BC 2nd-1st cent) AE 2093 viewsca 2nd-1st century BC. AE20 (5.27g). Head of Athena right, wearing Attic helmet / Double-bodied owl facing, ΜΙΛΗΤΟ around. VF.
Miletopolis (BC 2nd-1st cent) AE 21489 viewsca 2nd-1st century BC. AE21. Head of Athena left / Two owls facing. EF.
Miletopolis (BC 3rd-2nd cent) AE 20333 viewsca 3rd-2nd century BC. AE20 (5.07g) Head of Athena R, wearing crested helmet / Double-bodied owl, head facing, ΜΙΛΗΤΟΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ around.
Miletopolis (BC 3rd-2nd cent) AE 20354 views3rd-2nd cent BC. AE20 (6.98g). Facing head of Athena / Owl standing left, head facing, ΜΙΛ-ΗΤΟ. Unpublished.
Miletopolis (BC 3rd-2nd cent) AE 20469 viewsca 3rd-2nd cent BC. AE20 (4.81g). Head of Athena right, wearing Attic helmet / Double-bodied owl facing, ΜΙΛΗΤΟΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ around. Dark patina, VF. Rare.
Miletopolis (BC 3rd-2nd cent) AE 2030 views3rd-2nd century BC. AE20 (6.55g). Facing head of Athena / Owl standing left, head facing, ΜΙΛ-ΗΤΟ. VF.
Miletopolis (BC 4th cent) AE 12367 viewsca 4th century BC. AE12 (1.30g). Laureate head of Apollo right / Bull standing left, ΜΙΛΗ around.
Miletopolis (BC 4th cent) Trihemiobol410 viewsca 4th century BC. AR Trihemiobol (0.96g) Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet / Double-bodied owl, head facing, within linear square. VF. Unique. R. Mueller coll.
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