Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Phokaia (AD 54-68) AE 19 - Nero724 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.
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Phokaia (AD 98-138) AE 16347 viewsTime of Trajan-Hadrian, 98-138 AD. AE16 (3.67g). ΦΩKЄA, Tyche right / Griffin walking left. Nice VF.
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Phokaia (AD 147-175) AE 36 - Faustina Junior250 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.
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Phokaia (AD 166-177) AE 41 - Commodus128 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.
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Phokaia (AD 178-182) AE 27 - Crispina127 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.
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Phokaia (AD 211-217) AE 35 - Caracalla295 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.
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Phokaia (AD 222-235) AE 26 - Severus Alexander187 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.
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Phokaia (AD 235-268) AE 18 352 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.
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Phokaia (AD 238-244) AE 21 - Gordian III298 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE21 (4.87g). Cuirassed, draped and laureate bust right / Poseidon standing left, holding trident and dolphin. VF.
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Phokaia (AD 238-249) AE 23343 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
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Phokaia (AD 244-249) AE 16 - Otacilia Severa304 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.
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Phokaia (AD 244-249) AE 25223 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.
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Phokaia (AD 244-249) AE 37 - Philip I417 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.
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Phokaia (AD 244-249) AE 40 - Philip I778 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.
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Phokaia (AD 253-268) AE 17148 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.
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Phokaia (AD 253-268) AE 20402 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.
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Phokaia (BC 125-75) AE 17228 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.
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Phokaia (BC 200-100) AE 14280 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.
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Phokaia (BC 225-200) AE 19382 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.
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Phokaia (BC 250-100) AE 17409 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.
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Phokaia (BC 250-200) AE 346 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.
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Phokaia (BC 250-200) AE 10220 views3rd-2nd century BC. AE10 (1.49g, 12h). Head of Hermes left, wearing petasos / Π-Α, kerykeion (caduceus). Good very fine.
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Phokaia (BC 250-200) AE 10?191 viewsca 3rd century BC. AE10? (1.54g). Head Hermes wearing petasos left / E-Ρ kerykeion. Dark green patina. Good very fine.
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Phokaia (BC 250-200) AE 12316 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.
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Phokaia (BC 300) AE304 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.
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Phokaia (BC 300) AE 13168 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.
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Phokaia (BC 300-200) AE 16308 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.
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Phokaia (BC 350-250) AE 10476 viewsca 4th-3rd cent BC. AE10 (1.03g). Head of Nymph left / Head of griffin left. VF.
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Phokaia (BC 350-300) AE 18175 viewsca 350-300 BC. AE18 (4.35g). Head of Hermes left, wearing petasos / Griffin springing left, BATIΣ below. VF.
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Phokaia (BC 387-326) Hemidrachm686 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.
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Phokaia (BC 387-326) Hemidrachm473 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.
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Phokaia (BC 387-326) Hemidrachm750 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
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Phokaia (BC 387-326) Hemidrachm486 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.
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Phokaia (BC 420-380) Hemiobol270 views5th-4th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.31g, 7mm). Head of Apollo left / Head of griffin left within linear square. EF. Rare.
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Phokaia (BC 521-478) 1/12 Stater539 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.
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Phokaia (BC 521-478) 1/12 Stater1304 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.
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Phokaia (BC 521-478) 1/12 Stater980 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.
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Phokaia (BC 521-478) 1/12 Stater399 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.
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Phokaia (BC 521-478) 1/18? Stater216 viewsca 521-478 BC. AR Obol (9mm, 0.82g). Female head right, wearing helmet or close fitting cap / Quadripartite incuse square. VF, porous.
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Phokaia (BC 521-478) 1/24 Stater966 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?
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Phokaia (BC 521-478) 1/24 Stater509 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.
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Phokaia (BC 521-478) 1/24 Stater434 viewsca 521-478 BC. AR Diobol (8mm, 0.72g). Female head left, wearing helmet or close fitting cap / Quadripartite incuse square. Near VF, porous.
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Phokaia (BC 521-478) 1/24 Stater156 viewsca 521-478 BC. AR Obol (8mm, 0.65g). Female head left, wearing helmet or close fitting cap / Quadripartite incuse square. VF, cleaning scratches.
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Phokaia (BC 521-478) 1/48 Stater316 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.
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Phokaia (BC 521-478) 1/48 Stater311 viewsca 521-478 BC. AR Tetartemorion (0.25g, 6mm). Head of nymph left in sakkos, with earring / Quadripartite square incuse. GVF.
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Phokaia (BC 521-478) 1/96 Stater382 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.
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Phokaia (BC 521-478) 1/96 Stater300 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.
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Phokaia (BC 521-478) seal - 1/12 Stater270 viewsca 6th century BC. AR 1/12 (?) Stater (1.25g). Seal swimming right / Quadripartite incuse square. Toned, VF. Very rare.
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Phokaia (BC 521-478) seal - 1/24 Stater295 viewsca 525/0-500 BC. AR Obol (0.73g, 8mm). Head of seal left / Quadripartite incuse square. EF. Very rare.
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Phokaia (BC 521-478) seal - 1/4 Stater314 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.
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Phokaia (BC 521-478) seal - 1/4 Stater224 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.
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Phokaia (BC 521-478) seal - 1/48 Stater642 viewsca 6th cent BC. AR 1/48 Stater (0.43g). Seal head left / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF, lightly toned. Rare.
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Phokaia (BC 521-478) seal - 1/48 Stater548 viewsca 6th century BC. AR 1/48 Stater (0.35g). Head of seal left / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF.
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Phokaia (BC 521-478) seal - 1/96 Stater146 viewsca 525/0-500 BC. AR Tetartemorion – Ninety-sixth Stater (5mm, 0.19g). Head of seal right / Quadripartite incuse square. VF, toned.
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Phokaia (BC 525-500) Obol343 viewsca 6th century BC. AR Obol (1.18g). Head of griffin left, seal to right / Quadripartite incuse square. VF. Very rare.
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Phokaia (BC 525-500) Tetartemorion472 viewsca 530-478 BC. AR Tetartemorion (0.25g). Griffin head left / Quadripartite incuse square with central pellet. Good VF.
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Phokaia (BC 530-500) Diobol951 viewsca 6th century BC. AR Diobol (1.58g). Head of griffin left / Quadripartite incuse square. VF.
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Phokaia (BC 530-500) Diobol607 views6th century BC. AR Diobol (1.56g). Head of griffin left / Quadripartite incuse square. EF.
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Phokaia (BC 530-500) Obol568 viewsca 6th century BC. AR Obol (0.71g). Head of griffin left / Quadripartite incuse square. VF.
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Phokaia (BC 530-500) Obol611 viewsLate 6th-5th century BC. AR Obol (0.66g, 8mm). Head of griffin left / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF.
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Phokaia (BC 530-500) Obol755 viewsca 6th century BC. AR Obol (0.82g). Head of griffin left / Quadripartite incuse square. EF. Very rare.
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Phokaia (BC 530-500) Obol661 viewsca 521-478 BC. AR Obol (8mm, 0.78g). Head of griffin left / Incuse punch. Good VF, toned and slightly granular surfaces.
   
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