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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Magnesia (AD 41-54) AE 18 - Claudius989 viewsClaudius, 41-54 AD. AE18 (4.42g, 12h). Laureate head right / Cult-statue of Artemis Leukophrys. VF, dark-green patina. Ex Villemur Coll.
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Magnesia (AD 54-68) AE 25 - Nero269 viewsNero, 54-68 AD. AE25 (8.96g). NEPΩN KAICAP, head right / MAΓNHTΩN ΛEVKOΦPHNH, tetrastyle temple with cult statue of Artemis Leukophrys standing facing. Rare. Green patina, VF.
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Magnesia (AD 75-100) AE 1577 viewsLate 1st century AD(?). AE15 (2.58g, 12h). Apollo standing right, playing cithara / Facing cult statue of Aretmis Leukophrys. Good VF.
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Magnesia (AD 81-96) AE 27 - Domitian66 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE27 (10.84g 6h). ΔOMITIANOC KAICAP CEBACTOC ΓEPMANIKO, laureate head right / LEYKOΦPYC MAΓNHTΩN, Tetrastyle temple, inside Statue of Artemis Leukophyryene standing facing with supports, being crowned by two flying Nikai. Rare. Green patina, good VF. Tricarico coll.
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Magnesia (AD 98-117) AE 19 - Trajan44 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD. AE19 (4.58g). AY NЄP TPAIANOC, laureate head right / MAΓ ΛЄYKOΦΡΥC, Cult statue of Artemis Leukophryene standing facing. VF.
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Magnesia (AD 117-137) AE 17 - Sabina99 viewsSabina, Augusta, 117-137 AD. AE17 (4.10g). CЄΒΑCΤΗ CΑΒЄΙΝΑ, draped bust right / ΚΟΡЄ - ΜΑΓΝΗΤΩΝ, Kore in chiton and mantle standing left holding ears of corn in right and leaning on scepter with left. Dark green patina, VF.
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Magnesia (AD 117-138) AE 26 - Hadrian205 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE26 (10.16g). AV KAI TPAI - AΔPIANOC CE, laureate head right / AVΛAEITHC - MAΓNH, Apollo Aulaeites, in long girdled garment, stg. right, holding lyra in left arm and plektron in lowered right hand. F+/about VF, dark green patina. Hoeft coll.
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Magnesia (AD 117-138) AE 26 - Hadrian156 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE26 (11.42g). ΑΥ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC CЄ, laureate head right / ΜΑΓΝ−ΗΤΩΝ, tetrastyle temple, within cult statue of Artemis Leukophryene. Green patina, VF.
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Magnesia (AD 138-161) AE 34 - Antoninus Pius318 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE34 (26.53g), struck under grammateus L. Dioskurides Gratos Metr. [T AI]ΛIOC KAICAP - ANTΩNEINO[C], laureate head right / EΠI ΔIOCKOVPIΔ[OV] ΓP - MAΓ - NHTΩN, Themistokles, nude to hips, sitting left on throne with lion's-feet, left hand at parazonium hanging at his left side, with right hand holding an oval shield inscribed with (?)EM/(?)AN/OC in three lines set on cippus; right behind him a horse standing right, head turned left. Very rare, F+. Hoeft coll.

This coin was very difficult to interpret because of the depiction of the male figure, nude, with parazonium, very tall upper part of the body, but it suggests Themistokles. There is another rare type of him sacrificing before an altar, where he is similarily depicted. Themistokles is the famous hero of Salamis who had to flee from Athens after an ostrakismos. His former enemy, the Persian king Artaxerxes I, accommodated him and made him satrap of Lampsakos and Magnesia ad Maeandrum due to his merits at Salamis.
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Magnesia (AD 138-161) AE 34 – Antoninus Pius206 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE34 (23.96 gm). Diophantos magistrate. AV KAICAP AΔPIA ANTΩNINOC CEB, draped and laureate bust right / ΓPAM ΔIOΦANTOY M[AΓNЄTΩN], warrior with spear and shield standing right over fallen warrior on ground, leaning on shield. Very fine.
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Magnesia (AD 139-161) AE 18 - Marcus Aurelius32 viewsMarcus Aurelius, as Caesar, 139-161 AD. AE18 (3.97g). Μ ΑΙΛΙ ΑVΡΗ ΒΗΡΟС ΚΑΙC, bare head right / ΛЄVΚΟΦΡVС ΜΑΓΝΗΤΩΝ, facing statue of Artemis Leukophyrene, with supports and being crowned by two Nikai. Extremely rare. gVF.
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Magnesia (AD 139-161) AE 29 - Marcus Aurelius216 viewsMarcus Aurelius, as Caesar, 139-161 AD. AE29 (16.49g, 6h). Diophantus, magistrate. Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Facing cult statue of Artemis Leukophryene. Good VF, green patina. Fine style. Very rare. Group CEM.

“The first city one comes to after Ephesos is Magnesia, which is an Aiolian city . . . In the present city is the temple of Artemis Leukophryene, which in the size of its shrine and in the number of its votive offerings is inferior to the temple at Ephesos, but in the harmony and skill shown in the structure of the sacred enclosure is far superior to it. And in size it surpasses all the sacred enclosures in Asia except two, that at Ephesos (to Artemis) and that at Didymoi (to Apollo)” (Strabo, Geography 14. 1. 40).
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Magnesia (AD 161-180) AE 29 - Marcus Aurelius43 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE29 (13.04g). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Cult statue of Artemis Leukophryene crowned by two flying Nikes, eagles below. gF. Franke coll.
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Magnesia (AD 161-180) AE 29 - Marcus Aurelius43 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE29 (16.19g). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Serapis enthroned to left, Kerberos at feet. gF. Franke coll.
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Magnesia (AD 161-180) AE 34 - Lucius Verus217 viewsLucius Verus, 161-180 AD. AE34 (26.11g). Τ ΑΥ [...] Λ ΑΥΡΗ[...]ΟΗΡΟC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΜΑΓΝΗΤΩΝ, in between Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus the Cult statue of Artemis Leukophryene crowned by two flying Nikes. Very rare. Fine.
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Magnesia (AD 193-211) AE 30 - Septimius Severus187 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE30 (16.95g). AV K Λ CЄΠ CЄVHPOC Π, laureate head right / ЄΠI ΓPA ЄVΓVXIΩ N OC MAΓNHT/ ΩN, Demeter wearing corn wreath and chiton standing left; holding in right hand poppy-heads and corn-ears; left hand resting on long torch, modius at feet. Apparently unpublished. Good very fine.
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Magnesia (AD 193-211) AE 30 - Septimius Severus158 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE30 (18.14g). AV K Λ CЄΠ CЄVHPOC Π, laureate head right / ЄΠI ΓPA ЄVΓVXI ΩNOC MAΓNHT/ ΩN, Cult statue of Artemis Leukophryene crowned by two flying Nikes at her feet, two geese with outstretched necks, and wings raised. Apparently unpublished. Nice very fine.
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Magnesia (AD 193-211) AE 34 - Septimius Severus264 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE34 (21.62g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Apollo seated left, holding scroll and resting elbow on lyre set on altar. Fair, green patina with flecks of red. Extremely rare - the only other specimen known to Schulz is in the Hermitage.
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Magnesia (AD 193-211) AE 34 - Septimius Severus90 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE34 (28.21g). Grammateus Eutychion. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Zeus seated left holding cult statue of Artemis and scepter. Very rare. VF.
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Magnesia (AD 193-211) AE 34 - Septimius Severus88 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE34 (24.05g). Grammateus Eutychion. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Apollo seated left with quiver leaning left arm on kithara, before griffin. Extremely rare. Flan flaw on edge. VF.
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Magnesia (AD 193-217) AE 27 - Julia Domna155 viewsJulia Domna, wife of Septimius Severus, 193-217 AD. AE27 (12.83g). CЄBACTH IOV ΔOMNA; draped bust right / ЄΠI ΓP ЄVTV XIΩ NOC MAΓNHT ΩN, Demeter standing on prow of ship with quiver over shoulder holding two torches. Nice very fine.
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Magnesia (AD 193-217) AE 28 - Julia Domna158 viewsJulia Domna, wife of Septimius Severus, 193-217 AD. AE28 (12.81g). CЄBACTH IOV ΔOMNA, draped bust right / ЄΠI ΓP ЄVTV XIΩ NOC MAΓNHT ΩN, Demeter standing on prow of ship with quiver over shoulder holding two torches. Unrecorded issue and magistrate. Nice very fine.
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Magnesia (AD 198-217) AE 29 - Caracalla250 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE29 (9.48g, 6h). Philoumenus, grammateus for the second time. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Cult statue of Artemis Leucophryene within tetrastyle temple; ΦIΛ-OV-MENOV B in legend. VF, green patina with dusty beige overtones, adjustment marks on reverse. Ex de Barros Coll.
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Magnesia (AD 198-217) AE 31 - Caracalla83 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE31 (14.36g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, unclear countermark / ЄΠI ΓP M AVP APICTOKΛOY, in ex. MAΓNHTΩN, infant Dionysos seated left on cista mystica, raising right hand; around him, two Korybantes, each wearing military outfit, striking shields with swords. F/VF.
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Magnesia (AD 200-270) AE 21 236 viewsImperial Times, 3rd cent AD. AE21 (4.97g). KOPH, veiled bust of Kore right / MAΓNHTΩN, Dionysos standing left. Glossy green patina, gVF.
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Magnesia (AD 200-300) AE 1388 viewsPseudo-autonomous, ca 3rd century AD. AE13 (1.6g). Three tied corn ears / Eagle standing facing, head right. VF.
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Magnesia (AD 200-300) AE 21193 views3rd cent AD. AE21 (7.33g, 12h). Bust of Serapis right, slight drapery on left shoulder / Isis standing left, holding sistrum and situla. VF, black-green patina with lighter olive overtones. One of two known, the other is in the BN. From the Garth R. Drewry Collection.
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Magnesia (AD 200-300) AE 2129 viewsImperial Times, 3rd century AD. AE21 (6.01g). CЄPA ΠIC, bust of Serapis right, slight drapery on left shoulder / MAΓN HTΩN, Isis standing facing, holding sistrum and situla. Green patina, gVF. Franke coll.
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Magnesia (AD 222-235) AE 16 - Severus Alexander24 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE16 (2.15g). M AYP AΛEΞANΔPOC, laureate and draped bust right / MAΓNHTΩN, Dionysos, naked, seated right in cradle, thyrsos behind; serpent below. gVF.
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Magnesia (AD 222-235) AE 17 - Severus Alexander165 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE17 (2.41g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Isis standing left, holding sistrum and situla. Near VF, rough brown surfaces. Ex Righetti Coll., 7325.
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Magnesia (AD 222-235) AE 23 - Severus Alexander180 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE23 (5.10g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / M-AΓN-HT-ΩN, eagle standing right, head left, holding wreath in beak. VF, dark brown patina, rough surfaces.
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Magnesia (AD 222-235) AE 23 - Severus Alexander8 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE23 (5.96g). M AYP CЄYH AΛЄXANΔP, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / MAΓNHTΩN, Tyche standing left, holding cornucopia and rudder. gVF.
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Magnesia (AD 222-235) AE 36 - Severus Alexander374 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE36 - Medallion (20.13g, 6h). Aur. Tychicus, grammateus. AYT K M • AYP CEY H • AΛEΞANΔPOC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / MAΓNH T ΩN EΠ I ΓP AVP • TVΞIK/OV •, Zeus Nikephorus seated left on stool. Good VF, black-green patina with dusty earthen overtones. Extremely rare, only the third example of this type known.

Apart from the Paris specimen published by Mionnet, the only other published example of the type, though with a different placement of the reverse legend, appeared in the Weber Coll. (J. Hirsch XXIV, 5/1909), lot 2880, with the reverse illustrated on pl. XXXIX of the catalog.
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Magnesia (AD 222-235) AE 36 - Severus Alexander34 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE36 (21.50g). AYT K M AYP CЄYH AΛЄΞΑΝΔΡΟC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / MAΓΝΗΤΩΝ ЄΠΙ Γ AYP O[...]ΦΟΡΟY, Mên standing facing, head left, holding thyrsos ornamented with two crescents; serpent-entwined long-torch to right. VF.
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Magnesia (AD 235-238) AE - Maximus325 viewsMaximus Caesar, 235-238 AD. AE (9.65g). Γ. IOV. OVH. - MAXIMOC K. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ЄΠI ΓP AVP AKTIA - KOVP MAGNH./TΩN. Apollo, nude, standing facing, head turned left, left ellbow resting on tripod, holding laurel branch in his lowered right hand; serpent coiled round legs of tripod. Rare. Dark green patina. Slightly rough surfaces. Good very fine. Ex Münzen und Medaillen, Basel 41 (1970), 385.
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Magnesia (AD 235-238) AE 28 - Maximinus I5 viewsMaximinus I, 235-238 AD. AE28 (9.05g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Dionysus standing right, holding thyrsus; in front, Maenad standing right holding crown. Extremely rare. Only seven specimens cited of this type. aVF.
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Magnesia (AD 235-238) AE 29 - Maximinus I Thrax144 viewsMaximinus I. Thrax, 235-238 AD. Poleanos. AE29 (10.45g). Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / ΕΠΙ ΓΡ ΠΩΛΕ-ΑΝΟΥ Β ΜΑΓΝ/ΗΤ, cult statue of Artemis (Ephesia) with Polos facing, on either side flying Nikes with wreaths; eagle on either side of feet. Unique. Wide, thin flan. Dark olive green patina. aEF. Righetti coll.
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Magnesia (AD 235-238) AE 29 - Maximinus I Thrax175 viewsMaximinus I Thrax, 235-238 AD. AE (15.30g). AVT KAI Γ ΙΟVΛ ΟVΗ MAΞIMEINOC, laureate, draped bust right / ΕΠΙ ΓΡΑΜΜ - AVP - AKTIA-KOV, (in exergue) MAΓΝΗΤΩΝ, Hephaestus sitting in short tunic, pilus on head, hammering a helmet; standing on a short column before him, Athena standing left, with shield and lance. Very rare. Smoothed, VF.

Schultz lists only one copy in Berlin. This type is important in showing production of defense articles of metal in Magnesia, with a major guild of blacksmiths in town. See J. Nollé, Athena in the forge of Hephaestus, JNG 45, 1995, 51-77.
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Magnesia (AD 238-244) AE 17 - Gordian III272 viewsGordian III, AD 238-244. AE17 (2.36g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΜΑΓΝ−ΗΤΩΝ, infant Dionysos sitting right on cista mystica, extending arms. Near VF, green patina.
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Magnesia (AD 238-244) AE 28 - Gordian III44 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE28 (8.47g, 12h). Demoneikos, grammateus. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Rams walking left towards a multitiered pyre from which emerges branches. Near VF, green patina, obverse scrapes, very minor tooling on leaves of branch.
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Magnesia (AD 238-244) AE 35 - Gordian III183 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE35 (27.66g). ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΝ ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ЄΠΙ ΔΗΜΟΝЄΙΚΟΥ / ΜΑ/ΓΝΗΤΩΝ, Selene in biga drawn by bulls. Green patina, large flan, very fine.
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Magnesia (AD 244-249) AE 30 - Otacilia Severa222 viewsOtacilia Severa, wife of Philip I, 244-249 AD. AE30 (10.44g). M ΩTAKI CEYHPA CE, Draped bust wearing stephane / EΠI ΓP TYXIKOY B NE MAΓNHTΩN, Hephaistos seated right, holding tongs in left hand, hammer in right, hammering the brim of an Athenian helmet set on a short column. Rare. Very fine.
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Magnesia (AD 244-249) AE 34 - Philip I189 viewsPhilip I, 244-249 AD. AE34 (15.4g), struck under grammateus Aur. Musaius. AYT KM IOY - ΦIΛIΠΠOC, draped, cuirassed, laureate bust right, seen from behind / [EΠI] ΓP AVP MOYCAI - OY MAΓNH / TΩN (in ex.), Dionysos, standing left, holding thyrsos in left hand and pouring wine from kantharos with right hand; grape bunch over his right shoulder; left at his feet, a small Satyr playing with panther, who is leaping left; at his right side, a dancing maenad wearing chiton and beating her tympanon, looking left. Very rare, F, some roughness. Thanks to Curtis Clay for the attribution! Hoeft coll.

The satyr, rarely seen, looks like a goat leaping left!
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Magnesia (AD 247-249) AE 17 - Philip II248 viewsPhilip II, 247-249 AD. AE17 (2.36g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Child Dionysos seated facing on cista mystica, looking left and holding out both arms. Good VF, dark green patina. Wagner Coll.
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Magnesia (BC 27-AD 14) AE 14259 viewsTime of Augustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AE14 (2.28g). Bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver over shoulder; ΕΥΦΗΜΟΣ (magistrate) / ΜΑΓΝΗΤΩΝ, laureate head of Apollo right, lyre before. Good VF, glossy green patina, minor smoothing on reverse.
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Magnesia (BC 27-AD 14) AE 17 - Augustus345 viewsAugustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AE17 (3.88g). Laureate head right / Draped bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver on shoulder. VF, nice green patina. Scarce.
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Magnesia (BC 27-AD 14) AE 17 - Augustus130 viewsAugustus (?). 27 BC-14 AD. AE17 (3.81g, 12h). Euphemios, magistrate. Laureate head (of Caesar or Augustus) right, being crowned by Nike left; letter H or B in exergue / Diana, drawing arrow and holding bow, standing right. Near EF, dark green patina. Extremely rare.
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Magnesia (BC 27-AD 14) AE 17 – Augustus & Caius221 viewsAugustus, with Caius Caesar, 27 BC-14 AD. AE20 (5.68g, 11h). Bare head of Augustus right / Bare head of Caius right. Good VF, green patina. Very rare. Group CEM; ex Aufhäuser 3 (10/1986), lot 148.
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Magnesia (BC 155-140) Tetradrachm390 viewsca 155-140 BC. AR Tetradrachm (30mm, 16.53g). Erognetos (son of) Zopyrionos, "magistrate." Diademed bust of Artemis right, quiver over shoulder / Apollo standing left, tall tripod behind; ΗΡΟΓΝΗΤΟΣ ZΩΠΥΡΙΩΝΟΣ to left, ΜΑΓΝΗΤΩΝ to right, maeander pattern below. EF, small scratch in obverse field behind head.
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Magnesia (BC 155-145) Octobol462 viewsca 155-145 BC. AR Octobol (5.50g, 1h), Dionysios son of Demetrios. Armored cavalryman, wearing helmet, holding couched lance in his right hand and with his cloak flowing back from his shoulders, riding horse prancing to right; Δ below / ΜΑΓΝΗΤΩΝ ΔΙΟΝΥΣΙΟΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ, bull butting left, within circular maeander pattern. Very rare. Virtually as struck. Ex Gemini I (1/2005), 162 and Lanz 102 (5/2001), 267, and from the collections of The Johns Hopkins University and J. W. Garrett, Bank Leu and Numismatic Fine Arts (10/1984), 266, C. S. Bement, Naville VII (6/1924), 1458 and T. Prowe, Egger 46 (5/1914), 949, and ex Hirsch 16 (12/1906), 636.

The letter delta on the obverse is the denomination mark and stands for four diobols or an octobol (smaller pieces valued at two and four obols are also known). These coins were primarily for local use at the time when the city produced its extensive issues of stephanophoric tetradrachms.
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Magnesia (BC 160-150) Tetradrachm291 viewsca 160-150 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.71g, 12h). Pausianas, son of Pausanios, magistrate. Diademed bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver over shoulder / ΜΑΓΝΗΤΩΝ, Apollo standing left, holding branch tied with fillet in right hand, left elbow resting on tall tripod behind; ΠΑΥΣΑΝΙΑΣ ΠΑΥΣΑΝΙΟΥ on left, maeander pattern below; all within laurel wreath. EF, attractively toned. From the Ronald Cohen Collection. Ex Tkalec (2/2001), lot 120.
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Magnesia (BC 160-150) Tetradrachm287 viewsca 160-150 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.76g, 1h). Euphemos (son of) Pausanios, "magistrate." Diademed and draped bust of Artemis right, quiver over shoulder / Apollo Delphios standing left, resting on tripod; ΕΥΦΗΜΟΣ ΠΑΥΣΑΝΙΟΥ to left, ΜΑΓΝΗΤΩΝ to right, maeander pattern below; all within laurel wreath. EF, toned, minor flan flaw on obverse. Well centered and struck.
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Magnesia (BC 160-150) Tetradrachm305 viewsca 160-150 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.72g, 12h). Herognetos (son of) Zopyrionos, "magistrate." Diademed and draped bust of Artemis right, quiver over shoulder / Apollo Delphios standing left, resting on tripod; ΗΡΟΓΝΗΤΟΣ ZΩΠΥΡΙΩΝΟΣ to left, ΜΑΓΝΗΤΩΝ to right, maeander pattern below; all within laurel wreath. Superb EF, tiny die break from chin.
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Magnesia (BC 160-150) Tetradrachm326 viewsca 160-150 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.89g). Erasippos (son of) Aristeos, "magistrate." Diademed and draped bust of Artemis right, quiver over shoulder / Apollo Delphios standing left, resting on tripod; ΕΡΑΣΙΠΠΟΣ ΑΡΙΣΤΕΟΥ to left, ΜΑΓΝΗΤΩΝ to right, maeander pattern below; all within laurel wreath. EF, toned.
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Magnesia (BC 190) AE 15249 views2nd-1st cent BC. AE15 (3.55g). ΜΑ-ΓΝΗΤΩΝ, head of Artemis right, bow and quiver behind / ΕΥΚΛΗΣ - ΑΙΣΧΡΙΩΝΟΣ, cult statue of Artemis Leukophryene in long veil standing facing. aVF. Rare. Joy coll.
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Magnesia (BC 190) AE 17206 views2nd-1st cent BC. AE17 (2.86g). Laureate head of Artemis right / ΜΑΓΝΗΤΩΝ - ΝΙΚΑΝΩΡ - ΚΑΙ / ZΩΠΥΡΟΣ, cult statue of Artemis Leukophryene in long veil standing facing, monogram in field to right. gVF. Rare. Joy coll.
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Magnesia (BC 190) AE 1873 viewsAfter 190 BC. AE18 (6.77g). Eukles and Kratinos, magistrates. Laureate head of Artemis right, with bow and quiver over shoulder / MAΓNHTΩN - EYKΛHΣ KΡATINOΣ, Nike advancing right, holding wreath and palm frond. gVF.
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Magnesia (BC 190) AE 19294 viewsAfter 190 BC. AE19 (9.44g). Helmeted head of Athena right / Rider with lance on horseback galloping right; magistrates ΕΥΚΛΗΣ, ΚΡΑΤΙΝΟΣ. EF, glossy, dark green patina, some roughness on the obverse.
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Magnesia (BC 190) AE 19276 viewsafter 190 BC. AE19 (3.88g). Laureate head of Artemis right, [bow and quiver behind shoulder off flan] / ΜΑΓΝΗΤΩΝ - ΝΙΚΑΝΩΡ - ΚΑΙ / ZΩΠΥΡΟΣ, cult statue of Artemis Leukophryene in long veil standing facing, monogram in field to right. Dark green patina, VF. Rare. Gutknecht coll.
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Magnesia (BC 190) AE 20294 viewsAfter 190 BC. AE20 (11.69g). Helmeted head of Athena right / Rider with lance on horseback galloping right; magistrates ΕΥΚΛΗΣ, ΚΡΑΤΙΝΟΣ. VF, glossy dark green, almost black, patina. Freedman Coll.
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Magnesia (BC 190) AE 25346 viewsafter BC 190 BC. AE25 (11.52g). Draped bust of diademed Artemis right, bow and quiver behind shoulder / Stag standing right on top of maeander, ΜΑΓΝΗΤΩΝ above, ΠΑΥΣΑΝΙΑΣ / ΜΗΤΡΟΔΩΡΟΣ below, monogram to left. Dark green patina, gVF. Scarcer type. Gutknecht coll.
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Magnesia (BC 210-200) Didrachm385 viewsca 210-200 BC. AR Didrachm (11.08g, 10h). Persic standard. Theodoros, son of Theogenes, magistrate. Warrior, holding lance, on horse rearing right; monogram below / Bull butting left; grain ear behind, ΘEOΔΩPOΣ/ΘEOΓENO[Y] in exergue; all within circular Maeander pattern. Good VF, a hint of porosity. Unpublished with monogram and this magistrate.

The weight and type of this piece clearly place it among the Persic standard didrachms detailed by Kinns, all of which are very rare. What is also significant about this piece is the addition of a monogram on the obverse, and the magistrate, who is unattested for all of the denominations during this period.
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Magnesia (BC 220-190) AE234 viewsca 190 BC. AE (2.49g). Morimos, magistrate. Rider in military dress and chlamys galloping right, holding spear in right hand / Humped bull standing right on ground line, ΜΑΓΝ above, MOΡΙMΟΣ in exergue. Green patina, EF. Unpublished?
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Magnesia (BC 300) Octobol362 viewsca 300 BC. AR Attic Octobol (5.41g). Isagoras, magistrate. Rider with lance on horseback prancing right / Bull butting left; ΙΣΑΓΟΡΑΣ (magistrate), Greek "Z" below; all within circular maeander pattern. Good VF, some light porosity. See Kricheldorf XXXIV (1/1980), lot 113 for another example from this magistrate.
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Magnesia (BC 300-200) AE 13294 viewsca 3rd century BC. AE13 (1.66g). Alkibiad(es), magistrate. Horseman charging right, holding spear, within dotted circular border / Humped bull butting left on ground line, ΜΑΓΝ above, ΑΛΚΙΒΙΑΔ below, all within circular Maeander pattern. Unpublished magistrate.
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Magnesia (BC 300-200) Drachm363 viewsca 300-200 BC. AR Drachm (5.60g, 11h). Persic standard. Kydrokles, magistrate. Warrior, holding lance, on horse rearing right; monogram below / Bull butting left; grain ear behind, KYΔPOKΛHΣ in exergue; all within circular Maeander pattern. EF. Well centered and struck. Very rare.
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Magnesia (BC 300-200) Drachm331 viewsca 300-200 BC. AR Drachm (5.61g, 10h). Persic standard. Morimos, magistrate. Warrior, holding lance, on horse rearing right; monogram below / Bull butting left; grain ear behind, MOPIMOΣ in exergue; all within circular Maeander pattern. Good VF. Well centered. Rare.
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Magnesia (BC 300-275) AE 17327 viewsca 300-275 BC. AE17 (4.11g). Rider in military dress and chlamys galloping right, holding spear in right hand / Bull butting left, ΜΑΓΝH above, ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΣ / ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ in exergue. Dark olive-green patina, VF. Gutknecht coll.
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Magnesia (BC 330-300) AE 1384 viewsca 330-300 BC. AE13 (2.15g). Laureate head of Apollo left / Forepart of bull right, ΜΑΓ above, maeander pattern and ΛYKOMHΔEΣ (magistrate) to left. Dark green patina, EF.
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Magnesia (BC 330-300) AE 14328 viewsca 330-300 BC. AE14 (2.15g). Laureate head of Apollo left / Forepart of bull right, ΜΑΓ above, maeander pattern and ΚΥΔΙΑΣ (magistrate) to left. Dark green patina, gVF. Scarcer type. Gutknecht coll.
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Magnesia (BC 330-300) AE 17152 viewsca 2nd-early 1st century BC. AE7 (5.92g, 12h). Chimaro[...], magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo left / Forepart of butting bull right; maeander pattern behind. Good VF, green patina with light earthen deposits.
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Magnesia (BC 350-190) AE 111088 viewsca 350-190 BC. AE11 (1.38g). Laureate head of Apollo left / Forepart of bull right. EF, attractive dark green patina.
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Magnesia (BC 350-190) AE 1475 viewsca 350-190 BC. AE14 (3.94g). Horseman holding spear right / Humped bull butting left, MAΓΝ above, ΔHMHTΡIΟΣ ΦIΛIΠΠOΣ (magistrate). Dark green glossy patina, VF.
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Magnesia (BC 350-190) AE 19225 viewsca 350-190 BC. AE19 (2.96g). Horseman holding spear right / Humped bull butting left, MAΓΝ above, KYΔΡΟΚΛHΣ (magistrate) and corn-ear below. Nice very fine.
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Magnesia (BC 350-190) AE 20314 viewsca 350-190 BC. AE20 (3.42g, 20mm). Horseman holding spear right / Humped bull butting; MAΓΝ above; KYΔΡΟΚΛHΣ (magistrate) below. And corn-ear. Very fine.
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Magnesia (BC 350-190) AE 968 viewsca 350-190 BC. AE9 (1.11g). Horseman holding spear right / Humped bull butting left, MAΓΝ above, EΠIPΩT (magistrate). Green patina, EF.
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Magnesia (BC 350-190) Obol326 viewsca 350-190 BC. AR Obol (0.74g). Head of Athena right, wearing Attic helmet / Trident in circular maeander pattern. VF.
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Magnesia (BC 350-190) Obol221 viewsca 400-350 BC. AR Obol (0.79g, 9mm, 6h). Helmeted head of Athena right / M-A flanking trident; all within circular maeander pattern. VF, toned. Krizan Coll.; Ex Peus 328 (5/1990), lot 169.
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Magnesia (BC 350-190) Trihemiobol326 viewsca 350-190 BC. AR Trihemiobol (0.91g, 9.5mm). Helmeted head of Athena left / M-A flanking trident within circular maeander pattern. EF.
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Magnesia (BC 350-250) AE 16350 viewsca 4th-3rd cent. BC. AE16 (3.41g). Armed horseman prancing right, holding spear / Humped bull butting left, ΜΑΓΝ above, ΑΛΚΙΝΟΥΣ/IA (magistrate) in exergue, withing circular maeander pattern. good F.
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Magnesia (BC 350-300) AE 26248 viewsca 350-300 BC. AE26 (19.98g). Rider with lance on horseback prancing right / ΜΑΓΝΗΤΩΝ ΠΑΥΣΑΝΙΑΣ ΜΗΤΡΟΔΟΡΟΣ, tripod tied with fillets; monogram below. Nice VF, brown patina, reverse slightly double struck and a touch rough. Very Rare.
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Magnesia (BC 350-320) Hemidrachm330 viewsca 350-320 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.51g). Horseman right, holding couched spear / Bull butting left; maeander pattern below, grain ear behind (off flan), ΣΚΥΘΟ[Υ] (magistrate). Nice VF, minor porosity, light obverse scratch.
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Magnesia (BC 350-320) Trihemiobol322 viewsca 350-320 BC. AR Trihemiobol (0.76g, 12h). Lykomed[es], magistrate. Warrior holding lance on horseback right / Bull butting left on maeander pattern; ΛΥΚΟΜΗΔ in exergue. VF. Extremely rare denomination.

Of the fourteen magistrates of the early Magnesian series, only Lykomedes is known to have struck trihemiobols, of which only the Weber coin is published (see Kinns, Magnesia, p. 137-8, n. 4).
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Magnesia (BC 350-325) Didrachm370 viewsca 350-325 BC. AR Didrachm (7.16g). Diopeithes, magistrate. Rider on horseback right, holding lance / Bull butting left, ΔΙΟΠΕΙΘΗ[Σ] (magistrate) below; all within circular maeander pattern. Good VF, well centered.
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Magnesia (BC 350-325) Didrachm357 viewsca 350-325 BC. AR Didrachm (7.13g, 12h). Diopeithes, magistrate. Rider on horseback right, holding lance / Bull butting left, ΔΙΟΠΕΙΘΗ[Σ] (magistrate) below; all within circular maeander pattern. EF. Ex Giessener Muenzhandlung 73 (10/1995), 157.
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Magnesia (BC 350-325) Drachm348 viewsca 350-325 BC. AR Drachm (3.10g, 10h) Horseman riding right, wearing helmet, chlamys and cuirass, and holding a spear in his right hand / Bull butting to right; ear of barley to right. Extremely rare. Beautifully toned. Extremely fine.

From the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, II, Sotheby & Co. Zurich, 4 April 1973, 568, J. Ward and the Earl of Ashburnham, SWH 6 May 1896, 183. While Magnesia struck a wide variety of denominations in its horseman/bull series, Rhodian weight drachms seem to be inordinately rare: only ten are known, all of different magistrates.
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Magnesia (BC 350-325) Hemidrachm339 viewsca 350-325 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.61g, 12h). Rhodian standard. Diopeithes, magistrate. Warrior, holding lance, on horse rearing right / Bull butting left on maeander pattern; grain ear behind, [Δ]IOΠEIΘH[Σ] in exergue. EF, toned. Alighieri Coll.
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Magnesia (BC 400) AE 7270 viewsca 400 BC. AE7 (0.85g, 1h). Laureate head of Apollo left / Cuirass. VF, black patina. Rare. Alighieri Coll.
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Magnesia (BC 400-330) AE 269 views4th century BC. AE (1.03g). Rider with chlamys and lance galloping right, maeander below / Half-figure of Persian Great King in kidaris right, shooting bow, within maeander pattern circle. Green patina, VF. Extremely rare. Mueller Coll.
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Magnesia (BC 400-350) Diobol?265 viewsca 400-350 BC. AR Diobol? (0.98g). Laureate head of Apollo left / Forepart of bull left; ΜΑΓΝ above, maeander pattern to right, [...]ΛΛΟΔ[..] (magistrate) below. VF, toned, metal defect on obv, scratches on rev. Rare. Mueller Coll.
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Magnesia (BC 400-350) Drachm262 viewsca 350-300 BC. AR Drachm (3.30g, 15mm, 6h). Laureate head of Apollo right / Forepart of bull butting right; kerykeion above. VF, flat strike in centers, porous. Unpublished.

The style and fabric of the coin are consistent with the coinage of Ionia in the mid-late 4th century BC. The Apollo / bull butting types are common at Magnesia, but the absence of any maeander pattern casts doubt upon an attribution to that city. There are rare gold issues with these types at Samos (cf. Barron pl. XXX, 14-5), but it is unlikely that this is a previously unknown silver issue from that mint.
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Magnesia (BC 400-350) Drachm117 viewsca 350-300 BC. AR Drachm (14mm, 3.06g, 12h). Laureate head of Apollo right / Forepart of bull butting right; [kerykeion above?]. VF, dark iridescent toning, minor porosity. Extremely rare, the second known.
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Magnesia (BC 400-350) Drachm130 viewsca 350-300 BC. AR Drachm (3.2g, 11mm). Laureate head of Apollo right / [...]OP / Λ[...], forepart of bull butting right; countermark (monogram) on shoulder. VF.
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Magnesia (BC 400-350) Hemiobol?35 viewsca 400-350 BC. AR Obol (0.30g, 7mm). Janiform head / Bull butting right within incuse square. VF. Very rare.
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Magnesia (BC 400-350) Trihemiobol242 viewsca 400-350 BC. AR Trihemiobol (9mm, 0.82g, 12h). Laureate head of Apollo right / Forepart of bull right; maeander pattern around. Near VF, toned, grainy surfaces. Alighieri Coll.
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Magnesia (BC 400-350) Trihemiobol281 viewsca 400-350 BC. AR Trihemiobol (0.79g), Rhodian standard. Laureate head of Apollo right / Forepart of bull right, MA above, uncertain symbol (horse head?) to left. Light porosity, VF. Rare. Mueller Coll.
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Magnesia (BC 450-400) Hemiobol299 viewsca 450-400 BC. AR Hemiobol (0.24g), Attic standard. Head of Apollo right, M behind / Bull butting right, maeander pattern below, [Γ]NH above. Very rare, apparently unpublished.
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Magnesia (BC 450-400) Hemiobol474 viewsca 400 BC. AR Hemiobol - Attic standard (0.29g). Bull butting right / 8-rayed star with central pellet, MA above.
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Magnesia (BC 450-400) Hemiobol 531 viewsca 400 BC. AR Hemiobol - Attic standard (5mm, 0.21g). Bull butting right / 8-rayed star with central pellet, MA above.
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Magnesia (BC 450-400) Hemiobol264 viewsca 450-400 BC. AR Hemiobol (0.21g), Attic standard. Head of Apollo right, M-[A] flanking / Bull butting right, maeander pattern groundline below, ΓNH above. Light porosity, VF. Very rare, apparently unpublished.
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