Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Metropolis (AD 98-117) AE 21 - Trajan323 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD. AE21 (8.26g, 11h). Laureate and draped bust right, seen from behind / Kybele seated left, holding phiale, resting elbow on drum. VF, green and red patina, some minor smoothing on reverse. Ex Righetti Coll., 6211.
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Metropolis (AD 98-117) AE 22 - Trajan71 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD. AE22 (6.23g). Laureate head right; c/m: ΔAK / Cybele seated left, holding patera; IΩNIA. Nice VF, dark gray patina.

The ΔAK counterstamp is almost always found applied to the end of the obverse legend. It presumably was applied shortly after Trajan's assumption of the title Dacicus in late 102 AD. This is one of the few issues in the provincial series that actually spells out the name of the Province, in this case Ionia.
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Metropolis (AD 193-211) AE 35 - Septimius Severus242 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE35 (27.69g). Kal... ...thallos, magistrate. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Ares, holding spear and shield, standing left with tetrastyle temple with arcuated lintel. Light smoothing in fields, brown and green patina, VF. Vermeule coll.; ex CNG 53 (3/2000), 1086.

Kraft documents the use of this same obverse die on coins of Hypaepa, Magnesia, and Smyrna.
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Metropolis (AD 193-211) AE 36 - Septimius Severus95 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE36 (25.80g, 6h). AV KA CЄ - CЄOVHPOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / MHTPOΠOΛЄITΩN - TΩN ЄN I / ΩNIA (in ex.), Zeus Aëtophorus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre. Dark patina. VF/aEF.
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Metropolis (AD 193-211) AE 38 - Septimius Severus 66 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE38 (27.16g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Zeus Aëtophorus seated left. Near VF, dark grayish-green patina with some earthen deposits. Frederick Coll.; ex Lindgren Coll.
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Metropolis (AD 193-217) AE 30 - Julia Domna88 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE30 (13.26g, 6h). Draped bust right / Cybele seated left on backless throne, holding patera and resting forearm on tympanum; at feet, lion seated left, with paw raised. Fine, dark green patina, minor roughness. Ex Frederick Coll.; ex Lindgren Coll.1 comments
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Metropolis (AD 198-209) AE 17 - Geta326 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 198-209 AD. AE17 (2.60g). Bare-headed and draped bust right / ΜΗ[Τ]ΡΟ-ΠΟ-ΛΙΤΩΝ, river god reclining left, holding reed; overturned urn behind from which water flows. VF, green patina, a little rough. Drewry Coll.
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Metropolis (AD 198-217) AE 30 - Caracalla278 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE30 (15.34g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Kybele enthroned to left, holding Tympanon and patera. Good fine.
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Metropolis (AD 198-217) AE 30 - Caracalla149 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE30 (11.05g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Cybele seated left, holding uncertain object (patera?) and resting elbow on drum; panther at feet. VF, green patina, usual light roughness. Wagner Coll.
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Metropolis (AD 198-217) AE 31 - Caracalla27 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE31 (15.11g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Cybele seated left, holding uncertain object (patera?) and resting elbow on tympanum; lion at her feet. VF, brown surfaces, some roughness. Spradling Coll.
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Metropolis (AD 218-222) AE 24 - Elagabalus161 viewsElagabalus, 218-222 AD. AE24 (8.21g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Hygeia, holding serpent, and Asklepios, holding serpent-entwined staff, standing vis-à-vis. Near VF, dark green patina under some earthen deposits, light roughness. Alighieri Coll.
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Metropolis (AD 222-235) AE 21 - Severus Alexander159 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE21 (4.70g, 6h). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. VF, dark brown patina, rough surfaces. Ex Righetti Coll., 7338.
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Metropolis (AD 222-235) AE 36 - Severus Alexander99 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE36 (21.30g, 12h). Aurelius Sextus, strategos. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Ares standing facing, head left, holding spear and shield, within tetrastyle temple. Fine, artificial green patina with earthen deposits.
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Metropolis (AD 235-238) AE 22 - Maximinus I225 viewsMaximinus I, 235-238 AD. AE22 (4.12g). Γ IOY OYH MAΞIMЄINOC, laureate and draped bust right / MHTPOΠ OΛЄITΩN, Ares in military uniform standing facing, head left, holding spear in left and shield in right. Very fine.
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Metropolis (AD 235-238) AE 30 - Maximinus I 49 viewsMaximinus I, 235-238 AD. AE30 (8.85g). AYT K Γ IOYΛ MAΞIMЄINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / MHTPOΠOΛEITΩN TΩN EN IΩNIA, Kybele enthroned left, holding phiale and resting arm on drum; lions flanking throne. Very rare. VF.
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Metropolis (AD 238-244) AE 18 - Gordian III66 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE18. (2.98g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / river-god reclining left, holding reed and cornucopia. Rare. Dark patina. GVF.
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Metropolis (AD 244-249) AE 21 - Philip I121 viewsPhilip I, 244-249 AD. AE21 (5.47g). AYT K M IO Y ΦIΛIΠΠOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right / MHTPO ΠOΛЄITΩN, Tyche with cornucopiae and rudder. Almost very fine.
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Metropolis (AD 244-249) AE 24 - Philip I171 viewsPhilip I, 244-249 AD. AE34 (20.07g). C. Julius Apronianus, strategos. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Zeus seated left on throne, holding eagle and sceptre. Fine, brown surfaces, worn at high points, porous. Patrick Cooper Coll.
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Metropolis (AD 244-249) AE 29 - Otacilia Severa27 viewsOtacilia Severa, Augusta, 244-249 AD. AE29 (13.07g, 6h). Draped bust right, wearing stephane / Magna Mater (Cybele) seated left on throne, holding patera and tympanum; to left, lion left. Near VF, dark green patina, some roughness. Very rare. Spradling Coll.
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Metropolis (AD 244-249) AE 30 - Otacilia Severa180 viewsOtacilia Severa, Augusta, 244-249 AD. AE30 (11.00g, 6h). Diademed and draped bust right / Goddess standing left, holding Athena Promachos and cornucopia. VF, red and brown patina, rough surfaces. Ex Righetti Coll., 6963.
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Metropolis (AD 244-249) AE 30 - Otacilia Severa115 viewsOtacilia Severa, Augusta, 244-249 AD. AE30 (10.01g). Diademed and draped bust right / Price-crown with two palm branches. VF.
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Metropolis (AD 258-260) AE 20 - Saloninus156 viewsSaloninus, 258-260 AD. AE20 (4.63g). ΛIK CAΛ OVAΛЄPIANO, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / MHTPOΠOΛЄITΩN, Tyche standing facing holding cornucopiae and rudder. Nice VF.
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Metropolis (BC 100-0) AE200 viewsca 1st century BC. AE (0.98g). Turreted head of Kybele right / Pinecone (?), monogram to left, ΔΙΟΓΕ[ΝΗΣ] (magistrate) to right. Rare.
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Metropolis (BC 100-0) AE 12267 views1st century BC. AE12 (2.60g). Turreted head of Kybele right / Pinecone, ΔΙΟΓΕ (magistrate) to left, monogram to right. aVF. Scarce.
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Metropolis (BC 100-0) AE 12235 views1st century BC. AE12 (1.95g). Turreted head of Kybele right / Pinecone (?), monogram to left, ΔΙΟΓΕ[ΝΗΣ] (magistrate) to right. Rare. Good VF.
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Metropolis (BC 100-0) AE 13215 views1st century BC. AE12 (1.95g). Turreted head of Kybele right / Pinecone (?), monogram to left, ΑΝΔΡΟΝ[..ΙΣ?] (magistrate) to right. Rare. Green patina, good VF.
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Metropolis (BC 100-0) AE 15417 views1st cent BC. AE15 (3.34g). Helmeted head of Ares right / Thunderbolt, monogram above, ΔΙΟΓΕΝΗΣ (magistrate) below. Dark green patina, good VF.
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Metropolis (BC 100-0) AE 15113 views1st cent BC. AE15 (4.44g). Helmeted head of Ares right / Thunderbolt, monogram above, ANΔPΩN (magistrate) below. Dark green glossy patina, VF.
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Metropolis (BC 100-0) AE 16289 views1st cent BC. AE16 (4.64g). Helmeted head of Ares right / Thunderbolt, monogram above, ΞΑΝΘΟΣ (magistrate) below. Dark green patina, VF.
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Metropolis (BC 100-0) AE 17355 views1st cent BC. AE17 (4.64g). Helmeted head of Ares right / Thunderbolt and scepter crossed, monogram above. VF.
   
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