Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Klazomenai (AD 45-55) AE 16 - Britannicus237 viewsBritannicus, 41-55 AD. AE16 (3.91g, 12h). Struck ca 48 AD. Bare-headed and draped bust right / Cult-statue of Cybele, veiled and wearing polos, standing facing. VF, blue-black patina. Extremely rare, only one specimen published (now in BM). Parry Coll.
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Klazomenai (AD 100-300) AE 15459 viewsPseudo-autonomous, 2nd-3rd century AD. AE15 (1.50g). Head of Athena right, wearing helmet and aegis / Winged boar running right on ground line, Κ-ΛΑ - ZΟΜ. Dark green patina, VF.
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Klazomenai (AD 209-211) AE 35 - Caracalla & Geta227 viewsCaracalla & Geta, 209-211 AD. AE35 (24.65g, 6h). Philon Dam-, magistrate. Confronted busts of Caracalla right and Geta left, each laureate, draped, and cuirassed / Poseidon seated left on rocky outcropping, right foot on prow, holding dolphin and trident. VF, slightly rough brown surfaces, small metal flaw running from before Poseidon’s right knee to his extended right arm. Apparently unique reverse for these emperors and this magistrate. Group CEM.
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Klazomenai (AD 253-260) AE 27 - Valerian I174 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE27 (8.18g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Cult statue of Cybele facing between two lions. VF, dark greenish-brown patina, rough surfaces.
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Klazomenai (BC 27-AD 14) AE 16 - Augustus332 viewsAugustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AE16 (4.39g). KΛAZOM - KTISTHS, laureate head of Augustus right / ΘEA - ΛIBIA, head of Livia right. Rare, about VF. Hoeft coll.
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Klazomenai (BC 160) Tetradrachm510 viewsca 160 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.73g). Laureate head of Zeus right / ΔIOΣ ΣΩTHΡOΣ EΠIΦANOΥΣ KΛAZO, Artemis standing left, wearing short tunic and boots, holding long spear in right hand and double-bladed axe in left, short sword(?) at side, palm branch in inner left field. Rev. weakly struck, EF. Unpublished, second specimen known with these types.
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Klazomenai (BC 190-30) AE 16192 viewsca 190-30 BC. AE16 (5.13g). Laureate head of Zeus right / ΚΛΑZΟΜΕΝΙΩΝ, Swan standing left on kerykeion. Very Fine.
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Klazomenai (BC 190-30) AE 16187 viewsca 2nd century BC. AE16 (4.15g). Forepart of winged boar right, ΣΙΜ[Ω]Ν / ΚΛΑ-ZΟ-ΜΕΝΙ-ΩΝ in cross-divided square, monogram to left. VF. Rare.
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Klazomenai (BC 190-30) AE 17543 viewsca 2nd century BC. AE17 (5.39g). Forepart of winged boar right / ΚΛΑZΟ-ΜΕ-ΝΙΩΝ in divided linear square. Dark brown patina, VF. Scarce variant. Gutknecht coll.
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Klazomenai (BC 190-30) AE 18229 viewsca 190-30 BC. AE18 (7.20g, 12h). Laureate head of Zeus right / Swan standing left on kerykeion. VF, brown patina, minor roughness.
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Klazomenai (BC 375-340) AE379 viewsca 4th century BC. AE (4.39g). Head of Athena facing slightly to right, wearing Attic helmet / Ram walking right, ΚΛΑZΟΜΕ/ΝΙΩΝ above, thunderbolt to right. Dark green patina, VF.
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Klazomenai (BC 375-340) AE443 viewsca 4th century BC. AE (4.90g). Head of Athena facing slightly to right, wearing Attic helmet / Ram walking right, ΚΛΑZΟΜΕ/ΝΙΩΝ above, thunderbolt to right. Light brown patina, VF.
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Klazomenai (BC 375-340) AE 12375 viewsca 375-340 BC. AE12 (1.71g). Three-quarter facing head of Athena, head turned slightly right, wearing triple crested helmet and necklace / Ram walking right; pellet before, ΒΙΩΝ (magistrate) above. EF, dark green, almost black, patina, just a trace of roughness.
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Klazomenai (BC 375-340) AE 12506 viewsca 375-340 BC. AE12 (1.71g). Head of Athena left, wearing crested Attic helmet and necklace / Recumbent ram left; ΑΠ-ΟΛΛΩ-[ΝΙΟΣ] (?) (magistrate). Good VF, black patina with a trace of earthen encrustation.
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Klazomenai (BC 375-340) AE 12200 viewsmid-late 4th century BC. AE12 (2.02g). Helmeted head of Athena right / Ram’s head right. VF.
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Klazomenai (BC 375-340) AE 13261 viewsca 4th century BC. AE13 (2.53g). Head of Athena facing slightly right, wearing three-crested Attic helmet / Ram walking right on ground line, ΦΑΝΑΓΟΡΑΣ (magistrate) above, forepart of winged boar to right. VF, black patina, slightly porous.
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Klazomenai (BC 375-340) AE 15285 viewsca 4th century BC. AE15 (2.66g). Head of Athena facing slightly right, wearing three-crested Attic helmet / Ram walking right on ground line, ΦΑΝΑΓΟΡΑΣ (magistrate) above, forepart of winged boar to right. Green patina, gVF. Rare. Gutknecht coll.
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Klazomenai (BC 375-340) AE 18318 viewsca 375-340 BC. AE18 (4.67g). Three-quarter facing head of Athena, head turned slightly right, wearing triple crested helmet decorated with olive branch, earrings and necklace / ΚΛΑ[ZΟΜΕΝΙΩΝ], ram walking right; boar's head before. EF, dark green patina, light encrustation on both sides, scratches.
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Klazomenai (BC 375-340) AE 18372 viewsca 4th century BC. AE18 (4.74g). Three-quarter facing head of Athena right, wearing triple-crested helmet / Forepart of ram right; ΚΛΑΞΟΜΕ/ΝΙΩΝ above, [A]ΠΟΛΩ/ΝΙΔΗΣ (magistrate) below.
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Klazomenai (BC 375-340) AE 19383 viewsca 386-301 BC. AE19 (4.51g). Helmeted head of Athena facing slightly right / Ram walking right; trophy to right. VF, dark brown patina with some red and green encrustation.
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Klazomenai (BC 375-340) AE 19269 viewsca 380-360 BC. AE19 (5.41g, 12h). Bion, magistrate. Head of Athena Parthenos facing slightly right / Ram standing right; BIΩN above, pellet to right. Good VF, dark green patina. Well centered.
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Klazomenai (BC 386-301) Drachm938 viewsca 387-360 BC. AR Drachm (3.97g). Head of Apollo facing slightly left, wearing laurel wreath / Swan standing left, wings spread; ΚΛΑ to left, ΠΥΘΕΟΣ (magistrate) above. EF. Some minor hairlines on obverse.
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Klazomenai (BC 386-301) Drachm867 viewsca 386-301 BC. AR Drachm (4.02g, 6h). Mandronax, magistrate. Head of Apollo facing slightly left, wearing laurel wreath / KL-A, swan standing left, wings spread; ΜΑΝΔΡΩΝΑ[Ξ] to left. Good VF, dark iridescent toning. Exceptional metal for issue. Rare. Herman Coll.
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Klazomenai (BC 386-301) Drachm435 viewsca 360 BC. AR Drachm (4.05g). Laureate head of Apollo facing three­quarters left, wearing chlamys secured by round brooch / AΠ-OΛΛA-Σ, swan standing left, open wings; below, KΛ. An apparently unique variety (the only specimen known with this magistrate) of an extremely rare type. Undoubtedly the finest specimen known of this issue bearing one of the finest facing portraits of the Greek coinage. Of extraordinary late Classical style and with old cabinet tone. Good extremely fine. Ex Naville I (1921), Pozzi, 2400; Ars Classica XVI (1933), 1390; Leu ­M&M (5/1974), Kunstfreund, 219.
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Klazomenai (BC 386-301) Hemidrachm611 viewsca 380-350 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.95g). Head of Apollo facing, turned slightly to left / Swan standing left, wings spread; ram's head to left, ΑΠΟΛΛΑΣ (magistrate) and ΚΛΑ around.
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Klazomenai (BC 386-301) Hemidrachm332 viewsca 386-301 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.06g, 6h). Hikesios, magistrate. Head of Apollo facing slightly left, wearing laurel wreath / K-Λ-A, swan standing left, wings spread; ΙΚΕΣΙΟ−Σ above. Good VF, toned, minor die wear. Herman Coll.

SNG München notes a possible letter, symbol, or monogram to the left on the reverse, but on our specimen it appears more likely to be a die break.
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Klazomenai (BC 386-301) Hemidrachm361 viewsca 386-301 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.91g, 12h). Mnesitheos, magistrate. Head of Apollo facing slightly left, wearing laurel wreath / Κ-Λ-ΑZΟ, swan standing left, wings spread; kantharos and ΜΝΗΣΙ-ΘΕΟΣ to left. EF, toned, a hint of roughness. Herman Coll.
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Klazomenai (BC 386-301) Hemidrachm294 viewsca 380-360 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.86g, 11h). Pytheos, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo facing slightly left / Swan standing left, wings spread; ΠYΘEOΣ and monogram above. VF, toned, light cleaning marks. Rare.
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Klazomenai (BC 386-301) Hemidrachm32 viewsca 380-360 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.96g, 13mm). Pytheos, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo facing slightly left / ΠYΘEΟΣ / KΛA, swan standing left, with wings spread. aEF. Very rare.
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Klazomenai (BC 386-301) Tetradrachm531 viewsca 386-301 BC. AR Tetradrachm (14.86g, 11h). Theodoros, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo facing slightly left / Swan standing left, preening its wing; [ΘΕΟΔΩΡΟΣ below]. VF, toned, usual porosity and die rust. Very rare.
Herman Coll.; ex Künker 94 (9/2004), lot 1085; Vourla (Urla) hoard (IGCH 1210).
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Klazomenai (BC 387/6) AE 12304 views4th century BC. AE12 (1.73g, 12h). Head of uncertain satrap right / Tripod; [K?]ΛA downward to right. Unpublished? VF, black patina.

The attribution is uncertain. Clearly from western Asia Minor, other city names could accord with the portion of the ethnic visible on the coin, but the small trace of the initial letter that is struck up seems to best match a “K”.
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Klazomenai (BC 480-400) Diobol200 viewsca 480-400 BC. AR Diobol (1.12g, 7h). Forepart of winged boar right / Gorgoneion within incuse square. VF, toned, granular surfaces. Rare. Herman Coll.; ex Freeman & Sear 7 (2/2002), lot 119; Rosen Coll. (Münzen und Medaillen 72 (10/1987), lot 273.
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Klazomenai (BC 480-400) Diobol158 viewsca 480-400 BC. AR Diobol (1.08g, 1h). Forepart of winged boar right / Gorgoneion within incuse square. Good VF, toned, granular surfaces. Rare.
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Klazomenai (BC 480-400) Drachm626 views5th century BC. AR Drachm (3.31g). Forepart of winged boar right / Gorgoneion facing within incuse square. Good VF.
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Klazomenai (BC 480-400) Drachm853 views5th century BC. AR Drachm (3.56g). Forepart of winged boar flying right, ΚΛΑ above / Head of ram right, in shallow incuse square. Toned, EF.
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Klazomenai (BC 480-400) Drachm254 viewsca 480-400 BC. AR Drachm – Pentobol (3.40g, 12h). Forepart of winged boar right / Gorgoneion within incuse square. Good VF, toned. Very rare. Herman Coll.; ex Künker 94 (9/2004), lot 1082.
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Klazomenai (BC 480-400) Drachm139 viewsca 480-450 BC. AR Pentobol (3.48g). ΚΛΑ, forepart of winged boar left / Ram's head right, in incuse square. VF, light porosity.
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Klazomenai (BC 480-400) Obol361 viewsca 480-400 BC. AR Obol (8mm, 0.58g). Forepart of a winged boar left / Facing gorgoneion within incuse square. VF, toned, light porosity. David Herman Coll.
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Klazomenai (BC 500-480) Didrachm395 viewsca 499-494 BC. AR Didrachm (18mm, 6.98g, 18h). Forepart of winged boar right / Quadripartite incuse square. EF, beautifully toned. Well centered with excellent metal. Ex Westminster School Coll. (Sotheby’s, 5/1976, lot 103).
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Klazomenai (BC 500-480) Didrachm241 viewsca 499-494 BC. AR Drachm (18mm, 6.94g). Forepart of winged boar right / Quadripartite incuse square. VF, toned, light cleaning marks. Rare.
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Klazomenai (BC 500-480) Diobol530 viewsca 499-494 BC. AR Diobol (1.10g). Forepart of winged boar flying right, A above / Quadripartite incuse square. VF.
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Klazomenai (BC 500-480) Diobol367 viewsca 500-480 BC. AR Diobol (1.07g). Forepart of winged boar right / Quadripartite incuse square, K within one quarter. VF. R. Mueller coll.
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Klazomenai (BC 500-480) Diobol145 viewsca 499-494 BC. AR Diobol (1.0g, 10mm). Forepart of winged boar right / Quadripartite incuse square, K within one quarter. VF.
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Klazomenai (BC 500-480) Diobol119 viewsca 499-494 BC. AR Diobol (1.0g, 9mm). Forepart of winged boar right / Quadripartite incuse square. VF.
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Klazomenai (BC 500-480) Diobol107 viewsca 499-494 BC. AR Diobol (9mm, 1.18g). Forepart of winged boar left / Incuse square. VF, toned, porosity. Rare with boar to left.
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Klazomenai (BC 500-480) Diobol120 viewsca 499-494 BC. AR Diobol (10mm, 1.33g). Forepart of winged boar right / Quadripartite incuse square. VF, a bit porous.
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Klazomenai (BC 500-480) Diobol114 viewsca 499-494 BC. AR Diobol (10mm, 0.97g). Forepart of winged boar right / Quadripartite incuse square. VF, porous, edge split.
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Klazomenai (BC 500-480) Diobol212 viewsca 499-494 BC. AR Diobol (10mm, 0.99g, 9h). Forepart of winged boar right / Quadripatite incuse square; K in lower right quarter. VF, light toning and porosity.
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Klazomenai (BC 500-480) Diobol93 viewsca 499-494 BC. AR Diobol (9mm, 1.32g). Forepart of winged boar right / Quadripartite incuse square. VF, toned. Ex Ariadne Galleries (9/1982), lot 92.
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Klazomenai (BC 500-480) Diobol134 viewsca 499-494 BC. AR Diobol (9mm, 1.36g). Forepart of winged boar right / Quadripartite incuse square. Near VF, attractive toning.
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Klazomenai (BC 500-480) Diobol232 viewsca 499-494 BC. AR Diobol (10mm, 1.01g). Forepart of winged boar right / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF, light porosity, nicely centered.
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Klazomenai (BC 500-480) Diobol157 viewsca 499-494 BC. AR Diobol (10mm, 1.04g). Forepart of winged boar right / Quadripartite incuse square. VF, toned.
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Klazomenai (BC 500-480) Drachm570 views5th cent BC. AR Drachm (3.41g). Forepart of winged boar flying right / Quadripartite incuse square. Rare. Toned, EF.
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Klazomenai (BC 500-480) Hemiobol384 viewsca 500-480 BC. AR Hemiobol (0.29g). Forepart of winged boar right / Quadripartite incuse square. VF. R. Mueller coll.
   
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