Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Chios (AD 0-100) AE1057 viewsCivic Issue, ca 1st century AD. AE - 3 Assaria (18.40g). Publius Valerius Primus, archon for the second time. Sphinx seated left, paw resting on prow of galley / Wine amphora set within wreath. VF, dark green patina, surfaces smoothed.
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Chios (AD 0-100) AE 18307 views1st century AD. AE18 - Assarion (3.65g, 12h). Sphinx seated left, right forepaw raised; grape cluster left / Chian amphora. VF, black patina with some earthen highlights. Usually with stars on reverse.
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Chios (AD 0-200) AE 16168 views1st-2nd century AD. AE16 / Assarion (2.0g). XIΩΝ, Sphinx seated right, raising forepaw; prow of galley before / ACAPION, Amphora between two grain ears, stars above. Near EF.
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Chios (AD 38-72) Drachm434 viewsAntiochos IV of Commagene, 38-72 AD. AR Drachm (2.81g, 9h). Reduced Attic standard. Phesi-, magistrate. Struck ca 60 AD. Sphinx seated left, holding wreath; ΦΗΣΙ in exergue / Amphora within wreath. VF, toned, porous. Extremely rare, only five examples in RPC. The last silver issue of Chios.
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Chios (AD 100-200) AE271 views2nd century AD. AE Trihemiassarion (8.19g). Χ-Ι-Ω-Ν, Sphinx sitting right, holding amphora in right paw / ΑCCΑΡ-ΙΟΝ ΗΜ-YCΥ, two crossed thyrsoi, grape bunch, all within wreath. VF. Rare. Ex CNG 51 (1999), 884.
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Chios (AD 100-200) AE288 viewsca 2nd century AD. AE - Obol (12.57g). Sphinx sitting right, prow to right / ΟΒΟ-ΛΟC, kantharos, within wreath. Green patina, VF.
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Chios (AD 100-200) AE 24164 views2nd century AD. AE24 - 3 Assaria (6.46g). Τ / ΑCΑΡΙΑ, Sphinx seated right, with forepaw raised and head turned / X-Ι/Ω-Ν, Amphora in between two ears of corn within laurel wreath. Green patina, VF.
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Chios (AD 100-200) AE 24106 views2nd century AD. AE24 / Trihemiassarion (8.1g). XIΩΝ, Sphinx seated right, resting forepaw on amphora / ACCAPIONHM YCY, crossed thyrsi; grape bunch above; all within vine wreath. Near EF.
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Chios (AD 100-200) AE 2758 views2nd century AD. AE28 - 3 Assaria (12.66g). AC-CA-ΡIA / TΡIA, sphinx seated right; prow below raised forepaw / X-I/Ω-N, Apollo with patera to left, Dionysos with thyrsos und kantharos to right, both standing facing; in between, small burning altar. Very rare. gVF.
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Chios (AD 100-200) AE 2875 views2nd century AD. AE28 (10.17g). OBOΛΟC, sphinx seated right; prow below raised forepaw / X - I / Ω – N, nude and laureate male youth standing right, holding cloak and staff; helmet at feet to left, star to right. VF.
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Chios (AD 100-300) AE245 views2nd-3rd century AD. AE Trihemiassarion (3.81g). Χ-Ι-Ω-Ν, Sphinx sitting right, holding amphora in right paw / ΑCΑ-Ρ-Ι-ΟΝ Η-ΜΥ / C-Υ, two crossed thyrsoi within wreath. Dark green patina, VF. Rare. Ex Lindgren coll.
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Chios (AD 100-300) AE 253 views2nd-3rd century AD. AE25 - Trihemiassarion (7.03g). Spinx seated right with head reverted, forepaw raised; in front, prow / Amphora areound legend; the whole in laurel wreath. Attractive light green patina. gVF. Clain-Stefanelli Coll.
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Chios (AD 138-161) AE 28417 viewsTime of Antoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE28 - Diassarion (10.92g, 6h). Q. Valerius Primus, archon for the second time. Sphinx seated left, front paw set on prow of galley / Nude laureate male standing facing, leaning on staff (or spear); helmet to left at feet, star to right. VF, brown surfaces, minor roughness. Rare. Ex Villemur Coll.; ex Burstein Coll.
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Chios (BC 84-30) Drachm471 viewsca 1st century BC. AR Drachm (4.05g). Mosxion, magistrate. Sphinx seated left; grapes before / Amphora; XIOΣ to left, ΜΟΣΧΙΩΝ to right; all within laurel wreath. gVF. Rare.
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Chios (BC 133-84) Drachm1480 viewsca 2nd-1st century BC. AR Drachm (3.73g). Derkylos, magistrate. Sphinx seated left; grapes before / Amphora, ΧΙΟΣ and cornucopiae to left, ΔΕΡΚΥΛΟΣ to right. Toned VF. Schonwalter Coll.; Ex M&M List 205 (11/1960), lot 348.
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Chios (BC 133-84) Drachm474 viewsca 190-84 BC. AR Drachm (3.82g, 12h). Derkylos, magistrate. Sphinx seated left; grape bunch before / Amphora, ΧΙΟΣ and cornucopiae to left, ΔΕΡΚΥΛΟΣ to right. VF, toned. Well centered and struck on good metal.
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Chios (BC 190-133) Drachm408 viewsca 2nd cent BC. AR Drachm (4.11g). Leomedon, magistrate. Sphinx seated left; grapes before / Amphora; prow to left, ΛΕΩΜΕΔΩΝ to right; all within laurel wreath. VF, toned, small flan crack. From the Tony Hardy Collection. Ex John Ward Collection - Metropolitan Museum of Art (Sotheby's, Zurich, 4/1973), lot 579.
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Chios (BC 190-84) AE 10308 viewsca 2nd-1st century BC. AE10 (0.90g). Sphinx seated left / AΠOΛΛ - [..]IΣ, amphora. Good very fine.
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Chios (BC 190-84) AE 10313 viewsca 2nd-1st century BC. AE10 (0.84g). Sphinx seated right; in front bunch of grapes / XIOΣ, Amphora. Very fine.
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Chios (BC 190-84) AE394 viewsca 190-84 BC. AE (4.13g). Sphinx seated right on ground line, monogram below, club to right / Amphora; stern rudder to left, ΚΑΥΚΑΣ (magistrate) to right. Dark brown patina, EF/aEF. Ex Auktion G, Kastner 8 (Munchen, 1975), lot 68.
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Chios (BC 190-84) AE328 viewsca 2nd-1st century BC. AE (3.99g). Demetrios, magistrate. Sphinx seated right / Amphora; XIOΣ and grain-ear to left, ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟ[Υ] to right. VF, dark green patina. Ex Vecchi Auc. I (London, 1996), 304.
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Chios (BC 190-84) AE 18546 viewsca 190-84 BC. AE18 (4.00g). Aspas, magistrate. Sphinx seated right; grapes before / Amphora; grain-ear to left, star to right; ΑΣΠΑΣ, magistrate. Good VF, brown and green patina.
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Chios (BC 250-150) AE 18500 views3rd-2nd cent BC. AE18 (3.77g). Sphinx seated left / Amphora, ΧΙΟΣ to left, ΧΙΠΩΝ (magistrate) to right. Light brass toning, porous, gVF. Gutknecht coll.
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Chios (BC 412-334) Drachm471 viewsca 4th century BC. AR Drachm (3.57g). Ippias, magistrate. Sphinx sitting left, amphora to left / Quadripartite incuse square, [Ι]ΠΠΙΑΣ across horizontal band; vertical striations within each quarter. Attractive dark toning, VF.
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Chios (BC 412-334) Drachm298 viewsca 375-350 BC. AR Drachm (14mm, 3.51g, 2h). Demophanes, magistrate. Spinx seated left; before, grapes above amphora / Cross formed of two overlapping bands, the horizontal with ΔHMOΦAN; granulated square in each quarter. Near VF, porous. Apparently unpublished.
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Chios (BC 412-334) Tetradrachm528 viewsca 412-350 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.07g). Theoktemon, magistrate. Sphinx seated left, amphora surmounted by grape-bunch before / Quadripartite incuse square, [Θ]ΕΟΚΤΗΜΩΝ across horizontal band; vertical striations within each quarter. Good VF, a bit overcleaned. Unrecorded magistrate.
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Chios (BC 412-334) Tetradrachm409 viewsca 412-350 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.14g, 9h). Skymnos, magistrate. Sphinx seated left, amphora surmounted by grape-bunch to left / Quadripartite incuse square, ΣΚΥΜΝΟΣ across horizontal band; vertical striations within each quarter. Good VF, heavily toned.
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Chios (BC 412-334) Tetradrachm488 viewsca 375-350 BC. AR Tetradrachm (13.70g, 10h). Heridanos, magistrate. Sphinx seated left, amphora surmounted by grape-bunch before / Quadripartite incuse square, ΗΡΙΔΑΝΟΣ across horizontal band; vertical striations within each quarter. Good VF, toned. Very rare. Ex Hess-Leu 45 (5/1970), lot 277; Hess-Leu 31 (1966), lot 499; Henri de Nanteuil Coll., 628; Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich Coll. (Naville IV, 6/1922), lot 872; Sir Hermann Weber Coll., 6257; W. Talbot Ready Coll.
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Chios (BC 412-334) Tetradrachm824 viewsca 375-350 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.28g, 12h). Hermophantos, magistrate. Sphinx seated left; to left, amphora surmounted by grape-bunch / Quadripartite incuse square, ΕΡΜΟΦΑΝΤΟΣ across horizontal band; horizontal striations within each quarter. Good VF, toned, excellent metal quality. Very rare, only one specimen recorded by Baldwin, and only two in the Pixodarus Hoard. Ex NFA XVI (12/1985), lot 215; Leu 33 (5/1983), lot 386; Pixodarus Hoard (CH 9, 421).
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Chios (BC 412-334) Tetradrachm405 viewsca 380-350 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.32g, 11h). Poseidippos, magistrate. Sphinx seated left; to left, grape bunch above amphora / Quadripartite incuse square, with striated quarters and thick bands; ΠOΣEIΔIΠΠOY on horizontal band. EF, lightly toned. Well centered on a broad flan of excellent metal. One of the finest known.
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Chios (BC 412-334) Tetradrachm288 viewsca 420 BC. AR Tetradrachm (14.63g). Egestratos, magistrate. Sphinx seated left; before, two-handled amphora, bunch of grapes above / ΕΓΕΣΤΡΑΤΟΣ across horizontal band of quadripartite incuse square with striated fields. Apparently unrecorded. Minor areas of corrosion, otherwise gVF.
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Chios (BC 412-334) Tetradrachm246 viewsca 380-350 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.01g, 6h). Kallikles, magistrate. Sphinx seated left; to left, grape bunch above amphora / Quadripartite incuse square with thick dividing lines, ΚΑΛΛΙΚΛΗΣ across horizontal line; vertical striations in quarters. Good VF, dark find patina, slight die shift. Very rare. Ex Hauck & Aufhäuser 18 (10/2004), lot 243.
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Chios (BC 412-334) Tetradrachm280 viewsca 380-350 BC. AR Tetradrachm (14.88g, 3h). Poseidippos, magistrate. Sphinx seated left; to left, grape bunch above amphora / Quadripartite incuse square with thick dividing lines, ΠΟΣΕΙΔΙΠΠΟΥ across horizontal line; horizontal striations in quarters. Good VF, slight die rust on obverse. Struck on good metal for issue. Very rare.
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Chios (BC 412-334) Tetradrachm264 viewsca 412-350 BC. AR Tetradrachm (14.90g). Sokrates, magistrate. Sphinx seated left, amphora surmounted by grape-bunch to left / Quadripartite incuse square, ΣΩΚΡΑΤΗΣ across horizontal band; vertical striations within each quarter. Light old scratch at reverse edge, toned, VF. Rare. Apparently unpublished magistrate.
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Chios (BC 431-412) Drachm514 viewsca 5th cent BC. AR Drachm (3.68g). Sphinx seated left, amphora to left / Quadripartite incuse square, granules in quarters. Good VF.
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Chios (BC 431-412) Drachm332 viewsca 400-380 BC. AR Drachm (3.48g). Sphinx seated left; to left, grape bunch above amphora; monogram to right / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF, light porosity. Rare.
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Chios (BC 431-412) Hemidrachm319 viewsca 431-412 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.73g). Sphinx seated left, amphora to left, ΔΗ to right / Quadripartite incuse square, granules in quarters. VF. Rare.
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Chios (BC 478-431) Didrachm497 viewsca 478-431 BC. AR Didrachm (15mm, 7.78g). Sphinx seated left, grape bunch above amphora to left; within convex circle / Quadripartite incuse square. VF, toned, some obverse die rust.
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Chios (BC 478-431) Drachm428 viewsca 460-450 BC. AR Drachm (3.50g, 15mm). Sphinx seated left, amphora to left / Quadripartite incuse square. VF. Rare.
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Chios (BC 478-431) Drachm385 views5th century BC. AR Drachm (3.61g). Chian standard. Sphinx seated left; to left, grape bunch above amphora; all on convex circle / Quadripartite incuse square. VF. Well centered on exceptional metal for issue.
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Chios (BC 478-431) Tetrobol315 viewsca 478-412 BC. AR Tetrobol (2.00g, 11mm). Sphinx seated left, amphora to left / Quadripartite incuse square. Toned, VF.
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Chios (BC 520-480) Didrachm758 viewsca 480-460 BC. AR Didrachm (7.88g, 19mm). Sphinx seated left with open wings, amphora to left / Quadripartite incuse square. Slight weakness on obv. Good very fine.
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Chios (BC 520-480) Didrachm803 viewsca 500-490 BC. AR Didrachm (7.68g). Sphinx seated left; amphora set on ground to left / Quadripartite incuse square. Toned and well centered, a particularly attractive example of good style. Nearly extremely fine. Ex Schweizerischer Bankverein 17 (1/1987), lot 46.
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Chios (BC 520-480) Didrachm742 viewsca 490-435 BC. AR Didrachm (7.86g). Sphinx seated left; amphora to left / Quadripartite incuse square. Near EF, attractively toned. Nice archaic style. Morcom Coll.
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Chios (BC 550-­525) EL Hekte530 viewsca 550-­525 BC. EL Hekte (2.28g). Sphinx seated right, vine tendril on top of head / Double incuse punch. Of the highest rarity. Well struck and centered and good very fine. Ex NAC 18 (2000), 225.
     
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