Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Parion (AD 14-37) AE 19 - Drusus542 viewsDrusus, 14-37 AD. AE19 (6.60g). Bust right / Two priests driving bull right. F.
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Parion (AD 41-54) AE 16 - Claudius226 viewsClaudius, 41-54 AD. AE16 (4.79g). Laureate head left; c/m: capricorn left / Emperor, as founder, plowing right. Fine, brown patina. From the Ian Roper Collection.
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Parion (AD 54-68) AE 23 - Nero199 viewsNero, 54-68 AD. AE23 (6.77g, 12h). Laureate head right; star below chin / Capricorn right, head left; cornucopia behind. Near VF, green patina.
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Parion (AD 68-69) AE 22 - Galba318 viewsGalba, 68-69 AD. AE22 (8.61g). GALBA CAESAR, bare head right / AVGVSTVS DD, capricorn right, cornucopiae over shoulder. Good VF, green patina. Very rare emperor in the Greek Imperial series; finest of three known specimens. Although commonly given the title CAESAR on his Imperial issues, this is the only instance of its appearance on Galba's rare provincial coins.
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Parion (AD 81-96) AE 16 - Domitian239 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE16 (3.63g). Laureate head right / Colonist ploughing right with yoke of oxen. Rare. Very fine.
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Parion (AD 81-96) AE18 - Domitian37 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE18 (5,80g, 12h). DOMIT AVG, Laureate head left / GERM, Priest plowing right with pair of yoked oxen. VF, green patina. Tricarico coll.
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Parion (AD 96-98) AE 17 - Nerva204 viewsNerva, 96-98 AD. AE17 (3.32g, 10h). Laureate head left / Founder plowing right with pair of yoked oxen. VF, green and brown patina. Ex Wagner Coll.
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Parion (AD 177-192) AE 22 - Commodus143 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE22 (5.33g). IMP C M AV COMMODVS, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / DEO AESC SVB / C G I H P, Asklepios seated right, examining the leg of a bull standing left before him. Nice glossy green patina, VF.
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Parion (AD 177-192) AE 23 - Commodus44 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE23 (7.10g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / She-wolf right, head left, suckling the twins Romulus and Remus. VF, green patina.
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Parion (AD 177-192) AE 24 - Commodus179 viewsCommodus, as Caesar, 166-177 AD. AE24 (7.61g). Laureate and draped bust right / Cupid standing facing, sacrificing over altar. VF, dark brown patina, a little rough. Ex Wagner Coll.
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Parion (AD 198-217) AE 16 - Caracalla83 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE16 (2.15g, 8h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Founder plowing right with two oxen. Good VF, greenish-brown patina.
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Parion (AD 244-249) AE 16 - Philip I200 viewsPhilip I, 244-249 AD. AE16 (2.28g). PHILIPI; laureate, draped and bearded bust right / C G I H P / A; emperor, as founder, plowing right. Unpublished (?). Nice very fine.
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Parion (AD 253) AE 20 - Cornelia Supera41 viewsCornelia Supera, Augusta, 253 AD. AE20 (4.12g). Draped bust right / Asklepios seated right, examining the leg of a bull standing left before him. Extremely rare. gVF.
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Parion (AD 253) AE 21 - Aemilian335 viewsAemilian, 253 AD. AE21 (5.12g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / C G H I P, capricorn swimming right, cornucopiae on back; star between forelegs. VF, brown surfaces. Drewry Coll.; Ex Classical Numismatic Auctions XX (3/1992), lot 429.
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Parion (AD 253) AE 21 - Aemilian184 viewsAemilian, 253 AD. AE21 (4.61g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Eros standing left; term before. VF, green patina, a little rough. Ex Wagner Coll.
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Parion (AD 253) AE 21 - Aemilian281 viewsAemilian, 253 AD. AE21 (4.58g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Triumphal arch consisting of large central bay with attic, flanked by two secondary bays; central bay surmounted by triumphal quadriga; each secondary bay surmounted by figure set on low basis. VF, green and brown patina, light overall roughness, struck on slightly irregular flan. Extremely rare. Ex Wagner Coll.
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Parion (AD 253) AE 21 - Cornelia Supera190 viewsCornelia Supera, Augusta, 253 AD. AE21 (4.46g, 6h). G • CORN • SVPERA AVG •, draped bust right, wearing stephane / C G I H PAR, Genius standing facing, head left, holding phiale in extended right hand and cradling cornucopia in left arm; to left, lighted altar at feet. VF, black green patina with lighter green overtones. Extremely rare.
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Parion (AD 253) AE 22 - Cornelia Supera221 viewsCornelia Supera, Augusta, 253 AD. AE22 (6.22g, 7h). Draped bust right, wearing stephane / She-wolf standing right, head left, suckling the twins. Ex Lanz 102 (5/2001), lot 944. VF, brown patina, minor smoothing. Extremely rare; only the second known example.
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Parion (AD 253-260) AE 21 - Valerian I36 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE21 (4.17g, 6h). Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Capricorn right, holding globe; cornucopia above. Dark patina, VF.
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Parion (AD 253-268) AE 2197 viewsTime of Valerian-Gallienus, 253-268 AD. AE21 (4.73g, 6h). Head of the founder Parius right / Asklepios seated right, examining the leg of a bull standing left before him. VF, dark green patina, earthen deposits. Ex Wagner Coll.
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Parion (AD 253-268) AE 21 - Gallienus195 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE21 (5.39g). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Capricorn right. VF, reddish-brown patina, some deposits on the reverse. Ex Wagner Coll.
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Parion (AD 253-268) AE 21 - Gallienus108 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE21 (3.95g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Marsyas standing left, raising hand and holding wine skin over shoulder. VF, brown and green patina. Ex Wagner Coll.
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Parion (AD 253-268) AE 2225 viewsTime of Valerian to Gallienus, 253-268 AD. AE22 (4.46g, 6h). Head of Paris left / She-wolf right, suckling Twins; behind, eagle sitting right in tree. Near VF, rough earthen green patina. Rare. Group CEM.
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Parion (AD 253-268) AE 22 - Gallienus182 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE22 (5.77g, 8h). C GALLIENVS; cuirassed and laureate bust right / C.G.I.H.P; Capricorn r., cornucopia on the back, holding globe with its two forelegs. Very fine.
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Parion (AD 253-268) AE 26 - Gallienus249 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE26 (7.95g). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Triumphal arch surmounted by quadriga of elephants between Victories. VF, thick pale green patina, rough. Ex Wagner Coll.
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Parion (AD 253-268) AE 26 - Gallienus88 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE26 (10.85g). IMP LIC PSI[...], laureate head right / H - P, frontal quadriga of Helios on stairway basis. On either side a column with one figure with staff, in the background a brick wall. Pleasing olive green patina, EF.
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Parion (AD 253-268) AE 27 - Gallienus214 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE27 (10.31g, 12h). ILLP LICINN CR, laureate and draped bust right / C G I H PA, Aeneas, in military outfit, standing facing, head left, holding with his right hand Ascanius, who is standing at left, and cradling in his left arm Anchises, who has his right arm around Aeneas’ neck and holds the Penates in his left hand. Good VF, green and red-brown patina. Extremely rare. Ex Cain Coll.
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Parion (AD 253-268) AE 27 - Gallienus218 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE27 (8.05g). Laureate head right / She-wolf standing right, suckling the twins Romulus and Remus. Scarce. EF, exceptional for this type.
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Parion (AD 253-268) AE 27 - Gallienus49 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE27 (10.65g). ΙΛΛΗΙ CCAIIЄN, laureate and cuirassed bust right / F-Λ, in exergue CCIH, triumphal arch surmounted by quadriga of elephants (?). Dark green patina. VF.
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Parion (AD 253-268) AE 28176 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE28 (11.60g). [IMP LICIN] - [GALL]EIN, draped, cuirassed and laureate bust right / CG - IH - P (P reversed), male figure, nude to hips, wearing short hip clothes and boots, holding spear horizontal in both hands, advancing right against boar, leaping left; branch above. F/about VF, olive-green patina. Hoeft coll.

The rev. seems to show Androklos killing the Ephesian boar. CGIHP means Colonia Gemella Iulia Hadriana Pariana.
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Parion (AD 253-268) AE 28 - Gallienus224 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE28 (9.60g). Cuirassed and laureate bust R / City-gate with three entrances with elephant-quadriga on top. Flan-flaws on reverse, green patina, very fine.
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Parion (AD 253-268) AE 28 - Gallienus248 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE28 (9.91g, 7h). IΛΛR LICINN C K; cuirassed and laureate bust right / C Є PA[…], emperor, as founder, plowing right; vexillum behind bull. Unpublished. Good very fine.
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Parion (AD 253-268) AE 30 - Gallienus1441 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE30 (11.41g). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind, with spear and shield / Statue on pedestal placed on two larger bases; round pedestal, entwined by serpents; column, on which Nike stands, on each side; wall behind statue and columns; CGIHP in exergue. Very fine.
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Parion (AD 255-258) AE 20 - Valerian II167 viewsValerian II, 255-258 AD. AE20 (3.55g). Laureate and draped bust right / Genius Populi Romani standing, holding patera and cornucopiae. Rough, VF/F.
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Parion (BC 27-AD 14) AE 14 - Augustus192 viewsAugustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AE14 - Quadrans (2.45g, 1h). Bare head right / Capricorn right. VF, dark-green patina. Ex Patrick Villemur Collection. Ex Jacquier FPL 20 (1997), no. 313; Cahn 60 (7/1928), lot 1401.
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Parion (BC 27-AD 14) AE 25 - Augustus197 viewsAugustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AE25 (9.07g, 1h). Bare head right / Capricorn right, head left, bearing cornucopia on its back. VF, green patina with earthen overtones. Ex Gorny & Mosch 104 (10/2000), lot 674.
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Parion (BC 27-AD 14) AE 29 – Augustus & Agrippa210 viewsAugustus, with Agrippa, 27 BC-14 AD. AE29 - Dupondius (12.77g, 12h), struck before 12 BC. IMP CAESAR DIVI F C G I P, bare head of Augustus right / M AGRIPPA, bare head of Agrippa right. Rare. Green patina. About extremely fine.
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Parion (BC 45) AE 15158 viewsTime of Julius Caesar, ca 45 BC. AE15 (2.77g, 12h). C. Matuinus and T. Anicius, aediles. C G I P, female head right, wearing stephane / D D, Praefericulum. VF.
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Parion (BC 45) AE 3231 viewsTime of Julius Caesar, ca 45 BC. AE32 (17.16g, 3h). Q. Vin(...), Q. Poblici(us), and P. Muci(us), quattuorviri iure dicundo decurionum decreto. G I P P[...] EX • D • D •, female head right, wearing wreath or stephane; II to right / Q VIN Q • POBLICI • P • M VCI • IIII • VIR • I • D •, pontiff driving yoke of oxen right, plowing pomerium. Near VF, black-green patina with earthen encrustation, small flan crack, light scratch under patina on reverse. Apparently unique.
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Parion (BC 100-0) AE 22246 viewsca 1st cent BC. AE22 (4.71g). Square burning altar (altar of Parion?), one corner lifted; bukranion on front plate, thyrsos below / ΠΑΡΙ in olive wreath. Oversruck on? (rev. head of Demeter left). Dark green patina, gVF. Rare. Gutknecht coll.
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Parion (BC 165-143) Tetradrachm142 viewsca 165-143 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 16.95 g 12). Laureate head of Apollo to right / AΠOΛΩNOΣ AKTAIOΥ ΠAΡIANΩN, Apollo, laureate and draped to the waist, holding laurel branch in his right hand and resting his left on bow propped on the ground behind; on the left, ΔI above flaming altar; on the far left, monogram of TEY. Extremely rare, the only known example from this reverse die. gVF. PGB coll., acquired in 1970s.
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Parion (BC 165-160) Tetradrachm518 viewsca 165-160 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.61g, 40mm). Laureate head of Apollo right / ΑΠΟΛΛΟΝΩΣ - ΑΚΤΑΙΟΥ, Apollo Actaeus standing left, holding laurel branch in right hand and resting left on grounded bow; ΔΙ ligate over altar to left, monogram to right, ΠΑΡΙΑΝΩΝ in exergue. Very broad flan, aEF. Extremely rare, only few specimens known.

The only Parion Hellenistic tetradrachms known, until recently, was the extremely rare issue showing veiled head of Demeter on obv. and Apollo Actaeus on rev. holding a phiale above a lighted alter, his left hand resting on a lyre placed on the omphalos, SNG Lewis 829, SNG France 1401 (both broken); L. Robert, Monnaies antiques en Troade, Paris, 1966, p. 43, f. This new and until very recently unrecorded issue was published by A.R. Meadows, NC 1998, pp 42-46. He compares both issues to the coinage of Alexandria Troas and determined that the tetradrachm Apollo/Apollo should be dated at around 165-143 and the tetradrachm Demeter / Apollo at a later date.
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Parion (BC 200-0) AE217 viewsca 2nd-1st cent BC. AE (10.72g). Gorgoneion facing / Bull standing left, ΠΑΡΙ above, uncertain symbol below. Red-brown patina, VF. Rare.
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Parion (BC 200-0) AE 14213 views2nd-1st cent BC. AE14 (3.50g). Facing head of Medusa / Owls standing facing on palm. VF, green patina. Rare. David Herman Coll.
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Parion (BC 200-0) AE 17192 viewsca 2nd-1st cent. BC. AE17 (4.54g). Facing head of gorgon (Medusa?) / Bull standing R before garlanded altar. Nice VF, dark green patina.
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Parion (BC 200-0) AE 18191 viewsca 2nd-1st cent BC. AE18 (4.76g). Veiled bust of Demeter R, within dotted circle / Π-Α/Ρ-Ι, ear of barley between two pomegranates on stalks.
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Parion (BC 200-0) AE 20336 viewsca 2nd-1st century BC. AE20 (8.56g). Laureate head of Apollo right / Bull butting left, ΠΑΡΙ above, monogram and caduceus below. EF, dark brown patina, a few small spots of roughness.
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Parion (BC 200-0) AE 23216 viewsca 2nd-1st cent. BC. AE23 (7.28g). Facing head of gorgon (Medusa?), countermark: monogram in incuse circle / Eagle standing right, monogram before. Good VF, dark green patina.
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Parion (BC 200-0) AE 23221 viewsca 2nd-1st cent BC. AE23 (5.41g, 6h). Facing head of Medusa / Eagle standing right; monogram to right. Coin without the usual countermarks. Very fine.
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Parion (BC 200-100) AE 16174 viewsca 2nd century BC. AE16 (4.19g). Female head right, hair bound in sakkos / ΠA, bull standing right. Nice VF, dark green patina. Apparently an unpublished type.
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Parion (BC 350-300) AE382 viewsca 350-300 BC. AE (5.76g). Bull butting R, grapes above / Π−Α/Ρ−Ι, altar of Parion; amphora standing in front. Dark green patina, VF. ex Auktion Knopek (Koln, 1981), lot 162.
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Parion (BC 350-300) AE 19273 viewsca 350-300 BC. AE19 (6.20g). Bull butting R, grapes above / Π−Α/Ρ−Ι, altar of Parion; amphora standing in front.
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Parion (BC 350-300) AE 945 viewsca 350-300 BC. AE9 (0.95g). Bull butting right / Altar of Parion. gVF.
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Parion (BC 394-330) Hemidrachm411 viewsca 394-330 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.35g, 15mm, 12h). Gorgoneion with protruding tongue facing, surrounded by aegis / Bull standing L, head turned to R, wreath below, ΠΑ / ΡΙ. nice EF.
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Parion (BC 400-300) Hemidrachm306 viewsca 4th cent BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.33g). Gorgoneion with protruding tongue facing, surrounded by aegis / Bull standing left, head turned to right, wreath below, ΠΑ / ΡΙ. gVF.
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Parion (BC 400-300) Hemidrachm270 viewsca 4th cent BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.21g). Gorgoneion with protruding tongue facing, surrounded by aegis, E above / Bull standing left, head turned to right, wreath below, ΠΑ / ΡΙ. gVF.
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Parion (BC 400-300) Hemidrachm322 viewsca 4th cent BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.63g, 12h). Gorgoneion facing, surrounded by aegis / Bull standing left, head turned back; star below. Attractively toned. Extremely fine. Ex Aufhauser 10 (10/1993), 107.
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Parion (BC 400-300) Hemidrachm451 viewsca 4th cent BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.29g, 3h, 14mm). Gorgoneion with protruding tongue facing, surrounded by aegis / Bull standing left, head turned to right, leaf? below, ΠΑ / ΡΙ. gVF.
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Parion (BC 400-300) Hemidrachm539 viewsca 4th cent BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.45g). Bull left, looking right; PA above, PI and patera beneath / Gorgoneion facing, surrounded by aegis. VF.
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Parion (BC 400-300) Hemidrachm344 views4th cent BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.93g, 14mm, 10h). Facing gorgoneion / Bull standing left, head right; above, Nike standing left; tripod below. VF, minor deposits, light cleaning marks. Very rare.
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Parion (BC 400-300) Hemidrachm57 views4th century BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.3g, 13mm). Facing gorgoneion / ΠΑ/ΡΙ, bull standing left, head right; pileus on tripod above. gVF. Apparently unpublished.
     
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