Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Priene (AD 69-79) AE 20697 viewsTime of Vespasian, 69-79 AD. Bronzes of Erato. AE20 (4.60g). ΕΠΙ ΕΡΑΤΩ/ΝΟC ΑΡ-CΟΝΤΟ-C, draped bust of wreathed Demeter right / ΠΡΙΗΝΕ−ΩΝ, veiled bust of Kore-Persephone right. Dark green patina, gVF. Rare.
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Priene (AD 70-220) AE 13149 viewsImperial Times. Circa 70-220 AD. AE13 (4.1g). BIAC, draped and bearded bust of Bias facing, head right / ΠPIHNEΩN, Mên standing left, wearing Phrygian cap. Near EF.
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Priene (AD 117-138) AE 18 - Hadrian175 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE18 (4.56g, 12h). Laureate head right / Dionysus standing left, pouring wine from cantharus over panther and leaning on thyrsus. VF, dark grayish-green patina with a few chips on the higher points. Group CEM.
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Priene (BC 90-50) AE 161955 viewsca 90-50 BC. AE16 (3.74g). Laureate head of Poseidon right, trident behind / ΠPIHN(EΩN), owl standing on olive-branch, facing. Rare.
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Priene (BC 125-90) AE 14260 viewsca 125-90 BC. AE14 (3.51g, 12h). Helmeted head of Athena right / ΠΡΙΗ-ΝΕΩΝ, tripod. VF, green and brown green patina. Alighieri Coll.
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Priene (BC 150-120) AE 23324 viewsca 150-120 BC. AE23 (9.53g). Helmeted head of Athena right / ΠΡΙ-Η, owl standing right on amphora, ivy leaf with berry on either side, ΑΧΙΛΛΕΙ/ΔΗΣ (magistrate) below. Red-brown patina, thick flan, VF. Rare. Gutknecht coll.
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Priene (BC 150-125) AE 20478 viewsca 150-125 BC. AE20 (6.98g). Achilleides, magistrate. Helmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing right on amphora; flower and ivy leaf on either side, magistrate ΑΧΙΛΛ[ΕΙ/ΔΗΣ], below. Good VF, dark brown and green patina.
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Priene (BC 150-125) AE 20216 viewsca 150-125 BC. AE20 (7.97g, 18-20mm). Eumeros, magistrate. Helmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing right on amphora; ΠΡΙΗ to left, EYME / POΣ to right. aVF.
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Priene (BC 150-125) AE 21488 viewsca 150-125 BC. AE21 (9.50g). Achilleides, magistrate. Helmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing right on amphora; flower and ivy leaf on either side, magistrate ΑΧΙΛΛΕΙ/ΔΗΣ, below. Good VF, dark brown and green patina, nicely struck.
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Priene (BC 150-125) AE 22490 viewsca 150-125 BC. AE22 (6.66g). Helmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing right on amphora, star and ivy leaf above, ΑΧΙΛΛΕΙΔΗΣ (magistrate) below. Good VF, nice earthen over green patina. Bergman Coll.
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Priene (BC 180-44) Drachm795 viewsca 2nd-1st century BC. AR Drachm (4.04g). Facing bust of Athena Parthenos, draped and wearing triple-crested helmet / ΠΡIH, Nike advancing right, holding wreath in right hand and palm over left shoulder, AΘHNO/ΠOΛIΣ (magistrate) to right, within maeander border. Unpublished. Good very fine.

Athena was the usual type of Priene's civic coinage, advertising the city's temple of Athena Polias, dedicated by Alexander the Great. The specific types of this drachm - a frontal bust of Athena, paired with a Nike reverse - are new to Priene's silver coinage. The magistrate who signed this issue has a prominent name at Priene: at least two men named Athenopolis are mentioned in inscriptions found at the city, one a victorious wrestler, the other a priest of Dionysos.
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Priene (BC 190-170) Drachm321 viewsca 190-170 BC. AR Drachm (17mm, 4.16g, 12h). Anaxilas, magistrate. Head of Athena right, wearing triple-crested Attic helmet and single-pendant earring / Amphora; ΠPIHNEΩN to left, ANAΞIΛAΣ to right. EF, attractively toned, very faint mark under tone in field on reverse. Extremely rare, the finest of three known. Ex Münzen & Medaillen AG 72 (10/1987), lot 646; Leu 15 (5/1976), lot 302; von Aulock Coll., 7965.
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Priene (BC 200-100) Drachm566 viewsca 2nd century BC. AR Drachm (3.93g). Head of Athena right, wearing pendant earring and triple-crested Attic helmet / ΠΡΙΗΝΕΩΝ, lidded amphora, magistrate’s name ΑΝΑΞΙΛΑ[Σ] to right. Extremely rare. Flan crack. Good very fine.
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Priene (BC 240-170) AE 13240 viewsca 240-170 BC. AE13 (2.29g, 9h). Diony-, magistrate. Helmeted head of Athena right / Legend within maeander border. VF, green patina. Alighieri Coll.
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Priene (BC 240-170) AE 14231 viewsca 240-170 BC. AE14 (3.54g, 12h). Mento..., magistrate. Helmeted head of Athena right / ΠPIH - MENTO in two lines within maeander border. VF, dark green patina. Alighieri Coll.
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Priene (BC 240-170) AE 16427 viewsca 240-170 BC. AE16 (2.80g). Helmeted head of Athena right / ΠΡΙΗΝΕ / ΑΠΟΛΛΟΔ within circular maeander pattern. Brown patina, VF. Rare. Gutknecht coll.; ex Lanz, Graz X (1979), lot 174.
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Priene (BC 290-250) Drachm547 viewsca 290-270 BC. AR Drachm (3.42g). Head of Athena left, wearing crested helmet / Trident, ΠΡΙΗ to left, ΛΥΣΑΓΟ (magistrate) to right, all within circular maeander pattern. Good VF, light porosity. Rare denomination.
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Priene (BC 290-250) Hemidrachm442 viewsca 290-270 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.57g). Helmeted head of Athena left / Trident within circular maeander pattern, ΠΡΙΗ to left, ΛΥΣΑΓΟ (magistrate) to right. Good VF, light porosity on the obverse.
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Priene (BC 290-250) Hemidrachm401 viewsca 290-270 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.68g). Helmeted head of Athena left / Trident within circular maeander pattern, ΠΡΙΗ to left, ΛΥΣΑΓ (magistrate) to right. EF.
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Priene (BC 290-250) Hemidrachm344 viewsca 290-270 BC. AR Hemidrachm (15mm, 1.78g). Head of Athena right, wearing crested helmet / Trident; ΗΓΗΞΙ (magistrate) right, all within maeander pattern circle. VF, toned, some encrustation. Drewry Coll.; ex Wilkinson Coll. (Malter Auc. 49, 11/1992), lot 740.
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Priene (BC 290-250) Hemidrachm306 viewsca 290-250 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.58g, 12h). Lysago-, magistrate. Head of Athena left, wearing triple-crested Attic helmet, triple-pendant earring, and necklace / Ornamented trident head; ΠPIH to left, ΛYΣAΓO to right; all within circular maeander pattern. EF, toned. Fine style for issue. Very rare.
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Priene (BC 290-250) Hemidrachm272 viewsca 290-250 BC. AR Hemidrachm (11mm, 1.67g, 11h). Lysag(o)–, magistrate. Helmeted head of Athena left / Ornamented trident head; ΛYΣAΓ to right; all within circular maeander pattern. Good VF, toned. Well centered. Very rare.
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Priene (BC 330-290) AE 10261 viewsca 3rd cent BC. AE10 (0.78g). Head of Athena right, wearing crested helmet / ΠΡΙΗ - AIANT (magistrate) legend in two lines within circular maeander pattern. Dark green patina, gVF. Rare. Joy coll.
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Priene (BC 330-290) AE 10195 viewsca 330-290 BC. AE10 (0.81g, 12h). Leom-, magistrate. Helmeted head of Athena right / ΠPIH - ΛEΩM in two lines within maeander border. VF, dark brown patina, light roughness.
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Priene (BC 330-290) AE 11251 viewsca 290-270 BC. AE11 (1.00g). Head of Athena right, wearing Attic helmet / ΠΡΙΗ - ΦΟΡΜΙΩ[N] (magistrate) legend in two lines within circular maeander pattern. Dark green patina, EF. Rare.
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Priene (BC 330-290) AE 11268 viewsca 330-280 BC. AE11 (0.97g). Head of Athena right, wearing crested helmet / ΠPIH - ΛAMΠ (magistrate) legend in two lines within circular maeander pattern. Good very fine. Apparently unpublished.
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Priene (BC 330-290) AE 1195 viewsca 330-280 BC. AE11 (1.13g). Head of Athena right, wearing crested helmet / ΠPIH - ΛYΣAΓ (magistrate) legend in two lines within circular maeander pattern. Light green patina, gVF.
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Priene (BC 330-290) AE 12438 viewsca 330-280 BC. AE12 (1.04g). Head of Athena right, wearing crested helmet / ΠΡΙΗ - ΦΟΡΜΙΩΝ (magistrate) legend in two lines within circular maeander pattern. EF, black patina under a dusting of earthen encrustation. Ex Frank Sternberg Auk. XI (11/1981), lot 134.
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Priene (BC 330-290) AE 12228 viewsca 330-290 BC. AE12 (0.89g, 12h). Phormion, magistrate. Helmeted head of Athena right / Legend in two lines within maeander pattern border. EF, green patina. Ex Gorny & Mosch 142 (10/2005), lot 1549.
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Priene (BC 335-320) AE 8401 views4th-3rd cent BC. AE8 (0.81g). Helmeted head of Athena left, ΠΡΙ to left / Trident within circular maeander pattern. Rare. Unpublished?
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Priene (BC 335-320) AE 10151 viewsca 4th-3rd century BC. AE10 (1.16g). Head of Athena right, wearing Attic helmet / Π-ΡΙ, trident within circular maeander pattern. VF. Very Rare.
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Priene (BC 335-320) AE 16533 viewsca 335-320 BC. AE16 (3.12g). Helmeted head of Athena right / Trident, ΠΡΙΗ above, ΤΑΥΡΙΣΚ (magistrate) below, within circular maeander pattern. Dark green patina, good style, EF. Rare. Gutknecht coll.; ex Sternberg Auc. VII (Zurich, 1977), lot 118.
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Priene (BC 350-340) AE 9569 views4th-3rd cent BC. AE9 (0.66g). Head of Athena right, wearing Korinthian helmet / Π-Ρ, ear of corn, within circular maeander pattern. Rare.
     
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