Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


1910067.jpg
Phokaia (AD 54-68) AE 19 - Nero718 viewsNero, 54-68 AD. AE19 (5.76g, 12h). Laureate head right / Athena standing left, holding Nike, spear and shield. VF, green patina, a little rough. Ex Wagner Coll.
5718LG.jpg
Phokaia (AD 98-138) AE 16342 viewsTime of Trajan-Hadrian, 98-138 AD. AE16 (3.67g). ΦΩKЄA, Tyche right / Griffin walking left. Nice VF.
2740273.jpg
Phokaia (AD 147-175) AE 36 - Faustina Junior240 viewsFaustina Junior, Augusta, 147-175 AD. AE36 - Medallion (30.02g, 12h). Attalos, magistrate. ΦAVCTINA CEBACTH, draped bust left / ATTAΛOC ΦΩKAIEVCIN ANEΘHKE, Faustina standing facing, head turned right, holding child, other children standing at feet. Near VF, dark brown patina. Remnants of solder, or more likely, silvering on reverse. Extremely rare and of fine style.

A highly interesting medallion, from the same series as RPC temp. no. 3310. The reverse legend records that Attalos issued the medallions at his own expense.
3250390.jpg
Phokaia (AD 166-177) AE 41 - Commodus122 viewsCommodus, as Caesar, 166-177 AD. AE41 / Medallion (31.02g, 6h). Aulus, son of Marcus, strategos. Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Griffin advancing right. Fine, rough green patina, pierced and plugged at 2h.
2280220.jpg
Phokaia (AD 178-182) AE 27 - Crispina121 viewsCrispina, Augusta, 178-182 AD. AE27 (11.18g, 12h). Draped bust right / Female seated left on cuirass, holding uncertain object and scepter; shield resting against cuirass. VF, dark greenish-brown patina, some old scratches.
image01776~0.jpg
Phokaia (AD 211-217) AE 35 - Caracalla288 viewsCaracalla, 211-217 AD. AE35 (24.88g). ΑΥ Κ Μ ΑΥ ΑΝΤΩΝЄΙΝΟC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ЄΠΙ CΤΡ Μ ΑΥΡ ЄΥΤΥΧΟΥ / ΦΩΚΑЄΩΝ, River-god Smardos reclining left, holding reed. Very rare. Dark brown patina, very fine. Ex Finarte 995, 1996, 1048; ex Asta Signorelli 1953.
2740274.jpg
Phokaia (AD 222-235) AE 26 - Severus Alexander183 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE26 (16.44g, 12h). Marcus Aurelius Theodosianus, magistrate. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Amazon standing left, holding phiale and scepter, right foot set on a dolphin being attacked by a dog. Near VF, dark brown patina with some earthen highlights, minor roughness. Rare and interesting.
1930142.jpg
Phokaia (AD 235-268) AE 18 348 viewsImperial Times, ca mid-3rd cent AD. AE18 (2.89g, 6h). Turreted and draped bust of Tyche right / Dog standing right, biting dolphin. Near VF, dark brown patina. Ex Alex G. Malloy 23 (10/1987), lot 371.
A56.jpg
Phokaia (AD 238-244) AE 21 - Gordian III293 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE21 (4.87g). Cuirassed, draped and laureate bust right / Poseidon standing left, holding trident and dolphin. VF.
A96.jpg
Phokaia (AD 238-249) AE 23340 viewstime of Philipp I/ Gordian III, 238-249 AD. AE23 (5.5g). Draped bust of Senate right / forepart of galley; pilei above, surmouted by stars. Nice VF
image01774.jpg
Phokaia (AD 244-249) AE 16 - Otacilia Severa297 viewsOtacilia Severa, 244-249 AD. AE16 (4.53g). ΜΑ ΩΤΑΚ ΣΑΥΗΡΑ ΣΕ, draped bust right / ΦΟΚΑΕΩΝ, Poseidon with trident and dolphin. Green patina. Very fine.
893410.jpg
Phokaia (AD 244-249) AE 25217 viewsCivic issue. Time of Philip I, 244-249 AD. AE25 (8.36g, 6h). Draped bust of the Senate right / The Dioscuri standing right, both wearing pileus and holding spear and round shield. Good VF, dark green patina, a few minor cleaning marks.
image00300.jpg
Phokaia (AD 244-249) AE 37 - Philip I411 viewsPhilip I, 244-249 AD. AE37 (25.73g). Skribonianus, magistrate. AV K M IOV ΦIΛIPΠΠOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / EΠ CT KA CKPЄIBΩNIANOV ΦΩ/KAIЄΩN, Poseidon to the left, standing r, holding trident and dolphin, Athena standing left, holding spear and shield, olive tree at her feet. Extremely rare. Partly green patina, VF.
image00598.jpg
Phokaia (AD 244-249) AE 40 - Philip I761 viewsPhilip I, 244-249 AD. AE40 - Medallion (29.67g, 6h). Cl. Scribonianus, strategus. • A • K • MAP • IOV • • ΦIΛIΠΠOC •, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / • ЄΠ • CT KΛ • CKPЄI/• BωNIA/NOY • above, • ΦωKAIЄωN • in exergue, dog standing right, biting into a captured dolphin left with tail upturned. Good VF, brown patina. Extremely rare, one of two known (the other is in the BM).

The enigmatic reverse type of this coin has defied any substantially conclusive explanation. Phocaea’s extant foundation mythology does not include this topos, and the civic badge was the seal, rather than the dolphin. To date, Head’s suggestion (HN, p. 590) seems the only explanatory attempt: the dog is a personification of the local river, the Smardos, rushing down to the sea, personified by the dolphin. Otherwise, the meaning of this scene is unknown.
3160314.jpg
Phokaia (AD 253-268) AE 17145 viewsTime of Valerian and Gallienus, circa 253-268 AD. AE17 (3.49g, 6h). Turreted and draped bust of Tyche right / Galley right; caps of the Dioscuri above. VF, brown and green patina. Ex Shipp coll.
145202.jpg
Phokaia (AD 253-268) AE 20396 viewsTime of Valerian and Gallienus, ca 253-268 AD. AE20 (4.37g). Turreted and draped bust of Tyche right / Hound right, attacking dolphin. Near VF, brown surfaces. Drewry Coll.; Ex Schulman (11/1971), lot 377.
2860111.jpg
Phokaia (BC 125-75) AE 17225 viewsLate 2nd-early 1st century BC. AE17 (5.50g). Helmeted head of Athena right / Griffin walking right; pileus above, ΦΟΚΑΙC in exergue. VF, brown patina, red spot on chin, adjustment marks. Scarce.
2880240.jpg
Phokaia (BC 200-100) AE 14273 views2nd century BC. AE14 (3.47g, 11h). Aristoleos, magistrate. Draped bust of Hermes right, wearing petasos / Forepart of a griffin right. Near VF, glossy dark green patina.
1680051.jpg
Phokaia (BC 225-200) AE 19379 viewsca 225-200 BC. AE19 (4.72g). Hermias, magistrate. Head of Hermes left, wearing petasos / Forepart of a griffin left, ΦΩΚΑΕΩΝ above; grape cluster to left. Near VF, dark grayish-green patina. Wagner Coll.
00859q00~0.jpg
Phokaia (BC 250-100) AE 17404 viewsca 350-300 BC. AE17 (4.73g). Head of Hermes left, wearing petasos / Griffin springing left, ΦΩΚΑΕΩΝ below. Dark green patina, gVF. Rare. Gutknecht coll.; ex Triton V (New York, 1/2002), lot 476.
image00521.jpg
Phokaia (BC 250-200) AE 340 viewsca 250-200 BC. AE (1.56g). Head of Hermes left, wearing petasos / Kerykeion (caduceus) in the form of ΦΩ monogram (city ethnic). Green patina, gVF. Scarce. Mueller Coll.
PhokaiaAE-Lanz137.jpg
Phokaia (BC 250-200) AE 10216 views3rd-2nd century BC. AE10 (1.49g, 12h). Head of Hermes left, wearing petasos / Π-Α, kerykeion (caduceus). Good very fine.
M_M_34_87_Eresos.jpg
Phokaia (BC 250-200) AE 10?184 viewsca 3rd century BC. AE10? (1.54g). Head Hermes wearing petasos left / E-Ρ kerykeion. Dark green patina. Good very fine.
2030132.jpg
Phokaia (BC 250-200) AE 12311 views2nd century BC. AE12 (1.64g, 12h). Head of Hermes left, wearing petasos / Monogram of Phokaia (composed of “Φ” and “ω”) in form of caduceus, A - Λ(?) below. VF, green patina. Alighieri Coll.; Ex Dieter Klein Coll.
01107q00.jpg
Phokaia (BC 300) AE301 viewsafter 300 BC. AE (2.10g). Head of Athena right / Head of griffin between two caps of the Dioskuroi, ΔΙΩΝ (magistrate) below. Green patina, VF.
phokaia-gn15.jpg
Phokaia (BC 300) AE 13165 viewsafter 300 BC. AE13 (1.3g). Head of Athena right / Head of griffin between two caps of the Dioskuroi, ΦΙΛWΝ (magistrate) below. Green patina, VF.
10598LG.jpg
Phokaia (BC 300-200) AE 16304 viewsca 3rd century BC. AE15 (3.33g). Helmeted head of Athena right / Φ-Ω, griffin standing right on ground line, left paw raised; ΗΡΟΣΩΝ / ΦΑΝΕΙΟΥ (magistrate) below.
00657q00.jpg
Phokaia (BC 350-250) AE 10469 viewsca 4th-3rd cent BC. AE10 (1.03g). Head of Nymph left / Head of griffin left. VF.
ebay02LG~4.jpg
Phokaia (BC 350-300) AE 18172 viewsca 350-300 BC. AE18 (4.35g). Head of Hermes left, wearing petasos / Griffin springing left, BATIΣ below. VF.
650239.jpg
Phokaia (BC 387-326) Hemidrachm669 viewsca 387-326 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.06g). Helmeted head of Athena left, helmet decorated with laurel wreath / Φ-Ω, head of Griffin left; ΑΓ monogram below. Lightly toned, good VF, surfaces evenly granular. Rare.
00342q00.jpg
Phokaia (BC 387-326) Hemidrachm467 viewsca 387-326 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.05g, 13mm, 12h). Helmeted head of Athena left, helmet decorated with laurel wreath / Φ-Ω, head of Griffin left; AB monogram below. Lightly toned, VF. Rare.
690417.jpg
Phokaia (BC 387-326) Hemidrachm738 viewsca 387-326 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.12g, 2h). Helmeted head of Athena left / Head of griffin left; ΑΓ monogram below. Good VF, minor porosity. Rare.1 comments
700262.jpg
Phokaia (BC 387-326) Hemidrachm480 viewsca 387-326 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.11g, 12h). Helmeted head of Athena left; seal below / Head of griffin left; monogram below. VF, minor porosity. Rare.
531800.jpg
Phokaia (BC 420-380) Hemiobol264 views5th-4th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.31g, 7mm). Head of Apollo left / Head of griffin left within linear square. EF. Rare.
00389q00.jpg
Phokaia (BC 521-478) 1/12 Stater531 viewsca 521-478 BC. AR 1/12 Stater (1.15g). Head of archaic nymph (Artemis?) left, earring in the form of Θ on cheek / Quadripartite incuse square. Fine dark toning, VF. Interesting variant.
650238.jpg
Phokaia (BC 521-478) 1/12 Stater1271 viewsca late 6th cent BC. AR Trihemiobol (1.33g). Female head left, wearing helmet or close fitting cap / Quadripartite incuse square. Toned EF, slightly grainy surfaces. Very nice for this issue.
80000301.jpg
Phokaia (BC 521-478) 1/12 Stater954 viewsca 521-478 BC. AR 1/12 Stater (1.17g). Phokaic standard. Head of nymph left, hair in sakkos, uncertain symbol on cheek / Quadripartite incuse square. EF, attractively toned. Struck in high relief. Unpublished with symbol on cheek.
phokaia-FNG1.jpg
Phokaia (BC 521-478) 1/12 Stater383 viewsca 510-494 BC. AR Trihemiobol (1.30g, 9mm). Head of archaic nymph left, hair in sakkos; countermark: }Θ (dynastic symbol?) / Quadripartite incuse square. VF.
33400965B15D.jpg
Phokaia (BC 521-478) 1/18? Stater204 viewsca 521-478 BC. AR Obol (9mm, 0.82g). Female head right, wearing helmet or close fitting cap / Quadripartite incuse square. VF, porous.
610713.jpg
Phokaia (BC 521-478) 1/24 Stater944 viewsca 500-490 BC. AR 1/24 Stater (0.81g). Female head right, wearing cap / Quadripartite incuse punch. VF, nice Archaic-style head. Unlisted denomination?
630519.jpg
Phokaia (BC 521-478) 1/24 Stater502 viewsca 510-494 BC. AR 1/24 Stater (0.58g). Female head right, hair in sakkos / Quadripartite incuse square, the quarters partially filled. Toned VF.
139096.jpg
Phokaia (BC 521-478) 1/24 Stater421 viewsca 521-478 BC. AR Diobol (8mm, 0.72g). Female head left, wearing helmet or close fitting cap / Quadripartite incuse square. Near VF, porous.
33400975B15D.jpg
Phokaia (BC 521-478) 1/24 Stater149 viewsca 521-478 BC. AR Obol (8mm, 0.65g). Female head left, wearing helmet or close fitting cap / Quadripartite incuse square. VF, cleaning scratches.
00388q00.jpg
Phokaia (BC 521-478) 1/48 Stater313 viewsca 521-478 BC. AR 1/48 Stater (0.41g). Griffin or Ketos with fish in mouth right; seal below / Quadripartite incuse square. VF. Unpublished. Ex Kuenker 20 (1991), lot 162.
7340LG.jpg
Phokaia (BC 521-478) 1/48 Stater306 viewsca 521-478 BC. AR Tetartemorion (0.25g, 6mm). Head of nymph left in sakkos, with earring / Quadripartite square incuse. GVF.
00390q00.jpg
Phokaia (BC 521-478) 1/96 Stater376 viewsca 521-478 BC. AR Tetartemorion (0.15g). Archaic female head (Artemis?) left, wearing close-fitting cap or helmet, earring and necklace / Quadripartite incuse square. Fine dar toning, VF. Very rare. Ex Aufhauser Auk. 4 (1987), lot 112.
2860110.jpg
Phokaia (BC 521-478) 1/96 Stater293 viewsca 521-478 BC. AR Hemitetartemorion (4mm, 0.12g). Female head left, wearing helmet or close fitting cap / Incuse square. VF, toned. Rare denomination. Lee Coll.
514729.jpg
Phokaia (BC 521-478) seal - 1/12 Stater260 viewsca 6th century BC. AR 1/12 (?) Stater (1.25g). Seal swimming right / Quadripartite incuse square. Toned, VF. Very rare.
0000394395a0.jpg
Phokaia (BC 521-478) seal - 1/24 Stater288 viewsca 525/0-500 BC. AR Obol (0.73g, 8mm). Head of seal left / Quadripartite incuse square. EF. Very rare.
540378.jpg
Phokaia (BC 521-478) seal - 1/4 Stater304 viewsca 500 BC. AR Drachm (3.93g). Seal swimming right / Quadripartite incuse square (1 field filled in). Attractively toned, nearly extremely fine and rare. Prospero Coll.; purchased from Spink & Son Ltd., London US$ 3,500.
189.jpg
Phokaia (BC 521-478) seal - 1/4 Stater213 views6th century BC. AR Drachm (3.70g). Seal swimming right / Quadripartite incuse square. Extremely rare. Old cabinet tone and about extremely fine. Ex Lanz 72 (1995), 247.
670692.jpg
Phokaia (BC 521-478) seal - 1/48 Stater634 viewsca 6th cent BC. AR 1/48 Stater (0.43g). Seal head left / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF, lightly toned. Rare.
660454.jpg
Phokaia (BC 521-478) seal - 1/48 Stater538 viewsca 6th century BC. AR 1/48 Stater (0.35g). Head of seal left / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF.
33400925B15D.jpg
Phokaia (BC 521-478) seal - 1/96 Stater137 viewsca 525/0-500 BC. AR Tetartemorion – Ninety-sixth Stater (5mm, 0.19g). Head of seal right / Quadripartite incuse square. VF, toned.
69773.jpg
Phokaia (BC 525-500) Obol333 viewsca 6th century BC. AR Obol (1.18g). Head of griffin left, seal to right / Quadripartite incuse square. VF. Very rare.
630506.jpg
Phokaia (BC 525-500) Tetartemorion465 viewsca 530-478 BC. AR Tetartemorion (0.25g). Griffin head left / Quadripartite incuse square with central pellet. Good VF.
00745q00.jpg
Phokaia (BC 530-500) Diobol941 viewsca 6th century BC. AR Diobol (1.58g). Head of griffin left / Quadripartite incuse square. VF.
680422.jpg
Phokaia (BC 530-500) Diobol594 views6th century BC. AR Diobol (1.56g). Head of griffin left / Quadripartite incuse square. EF.
01373q00~0.jpg
Phokaia (BC 530-500) Obol559 viewsca 6th century BC. AR Obol (0.71g). Head of griffin left / Quadripartite incuse square. VF.
5518LG.jpg
Phokaia (BC 530-500) Obol604 viewsLate 6th-5th century BC. AR Obol (0.66g, 8mm). Head of griffin left / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF.
402050.jpg
Phokaia (BC 530-500) Obol742 viewsca 6th century BC. AR Obol (0.82g). Head of griffin left / Quadripartite incuse square. EF. Very rare.
2780106.jpg
Phokaia (BC 530-500) Obol647 viewsca 521-478 BC. AR Obol (8mm, 0.78g). Head of griffin left / Incuse punch. Good VF, toned and slightly granular surfaces.
   
62 coins on 1 page(s)