Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Samos (AD 0-100) AE 14208 viewsca 1st century AD. AE14 (2.87g, 12h). Prow of Samian galley right / Bearded herm facing. Dark patina, VF.
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Samos (AD 79-81) AE 24 – Titus & Domitian299 viewsTitus, with Domitian as Caesar, 79-81 AD. AE24 (9.55g, 6h). Laureate head of Titus right / Bare head of Domitian right. VF, green patina, metal flaws. Ex Sierra Coll.

From RPC II (p. 174): It is difficult to know if 1127 is a coin of the reign of Vespasian or of Titus. The titulature is the same as used on the reverse of of 1126 (of Vespasian), and it could represent an issue made in the reign of Vespasian for his sons. On the other hand, it might perhaps be expected to be a smaller denomination, if that were the case; it is in fact the same denomination as 1126, which slightly strengthens the possibility that it was made during the reign of Titus.”
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Samos (AD 81-117) AE 14533 viewsImperial Times, late 1st to early 2nd century AD. AE14 (3.04g). CAMIWN, Ankaios standing left, holding patera and scepter / HPMC, peacock standing left. Rare. VF.
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Samos (AD 117-138) AE 22 - Hadrian106 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE22 (4.48g). CЄBACTOC AΔPIANOC, laureate head right / CAMIΩΝ, River god Imbrasos reclining left, holding reed and resting on inverted vase from which water flows; behind, tree(?). VF.
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Samos (AD 138-161) AE 19 - Antoninus Pius266 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE19 (5.33g). [A]NTΩNINOC - KAICAP(?), laureate head right / C[A]MIΩN, cult-statue of the Samian Hera in long garment and wearing polos, standing right, holding in both hands long ribbons. Good F. Hoeft coll.
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Samos (AD 147-175) AE 15 - Faustina II115 viewsFaustina II, Augusta, 147-175 AD. AE15 (3.20g). Draped bust right / Prora as head of boar right. Olive green patina, EF. Franke coll.
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Samos (AD 161-180) AE 17 - Marcus Aurelius82 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE17 (2.81g). Laureate head right / Cult statue of Samian Hera right. Light brown tone. VF.
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Samos (AD 166-177) AE 33 - Commodus168 viewsCommodus, as Caesar, 166-177 AD. AE33 (7.46g, 6h). Bareheaded and draped bust right / River-god Imbrasus reclining left, leaning on overturned urn, holding reed and cornucopia. Unpublished in the standard references as Caesar. Good VF, green patina. Apparently unique. From Group CEM.
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Samos (AD 177-192) AE 18 - Commodus100 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE18 (4.00g). M AYP KOMOΔΟC, laureate head right / CAMIΩΝ, cult statue of Hera Samion standing facing, wearing modius or Isis crown. VF.
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Samos (AD 193-217) AE 30 - Julia Domna113 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE30 (12.01g, 7h). IOYΛIA ΔOMNA CЄB, draped bust right / CA MI ΩN, tetrastyle temple, with shield in pediment and containing statue of Hera facing. VF, black-green patina. Only the second example known, and the only with this obverse legend. Very rare. LJH Coll.; ex Münz Zentrum 58 (4/1986), lot 1386.
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Samos (AD 198-209) AE 16 - Geta as Caesar305 viewsGeta as Caesar, 198-209 AD. AE16 (3.18g). AV K - AI ΓETAC, head right / CAM-IΩN, river-god Imbrasos reclining left, wearing himation, nude to hips, holding reed in right hand and resting left elbow on cornucopiae and vase from which water flows left. About VF. Hoeft coll.

In the marshes at the mouth of the river Imbrasos, the Ionian colonists under Proklos are said to have found a wooden image of Hera which was caught in a willow brushwood. Therefore, they built an altar beside this tree. From this altar the famous temple of Hera, the Heraion, originated. Imbrasos himself had a daughter Okyrrhoe by the Samian nymph Chesias (a hypostasis of the goddess Artemis). Okyrrhoe later was seduced by Apollo (Aelian, Hist.animal. 15.23).
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Samos (AD 238-244) AE 22 - Gordian III88 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE22 (4.78g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Amazon standing left, holding wreath and palm frond. VF/gVF.
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Samos (AD 238-244) AE 30 - Gordian III170 viewsSamos. Gordian III, 238-244 AD. AE30 (11.41g, 7h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. Near VF, brown patina. Brace coll.
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Samos (AD 241-244) AE 22 - Tranquillina94 viewsTranquillina, Augusta, 241-244 AD. AE22 (3.64g). ΦOVPIA TRANKVIΛΛINA CЄB, diademed and draped bust right / CAMIΩN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. gVF.
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Samos (AD 241-244) AE 29 - Tranquillina87 viewsTranquillina, Augusta, 241-244 AD. AE29 (10.77g). ΦOVPIA TRANKVIΛΛINA CЄB, diademed and draped bust right / CAMIΩN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. Rare. VF.
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Samos (AD 241-244) AE 31 - Tranquillina145 viewsTranquillina. Augusta, 241-244 AD. AE31 (11.53g). ΦOYPIA CABINA TPANKYIΛΛINA CЄ/ B, draped bust right, wearing stephane / CAMI ΩN, Warrior (Ancaeus?) standing right on prow, head left, holding shield and gesturing for troops to follow. GVF.
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Samos (AD 244-247) AE 24 - Philip II75 viewsPhilip II, as Caesar, 244-247 AD. AE24 (5.23g). M IOV ΦΙΛIΠΠOC KAICAP, bareheaded, draped and cuirassed bust right / CAMIΩN, Amazon standing left, holding wreath and palm frond. VF.
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Samos (AD 244-247) AE 29 - Philip II91 viewsPhilip II, as Caesar, 244-247 AD. AE29 (10.50g, 12h). Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Facing cult statue of Samian Hera. Near VF, brown and green patina. Rare. Carathéodory Pasha coll. (1833-1906).
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Samos (AD 244-247) AE 29 - Philip II88 viewsPhilip II, as Caesar, 244-247 AD. AE23 (5.51g). M IOV ΦΙΛIΠΠOC KAICAP, bareheaded, draped and cuirassed bust right / CAMIΩN, river god Imbrasos reclining left, holding cornucopia, branch and reed, and resting elbow upon overturned urn from which liquid flows. aEF.
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Samos (AD 244-249) AE 29 - Otacilia Severa101 viewsOtacilia Severa, Augusta, 244-249 AD. AE29 (10.42g, 6h). Draped bust right, wearing stephane / Warrior advancing right, head left, with left foot on small prow, extending right hand and holding shield in left. VF, green patina. Rare. Carathéodory Pasha coll. (1833-1906).
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Samos (AD 244-249) AE 33 - Philip I148 viewsPhilip I, 244-249 AD. AE33 (20.09g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Emperor in military attire standing left in front of Samian galley, holding patera and sceptre. Green-brown patina. VF.
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Samos (AD 248-251) AE 21 - Trajan Decius237 viewsTrajan Decius, 248-251 AD. AE21 (4.72g). AVT K TPAIANOC ΔЄKIOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / CAM IΩN, female figure standing, wearing short chiton and holding wreath and palm. VF.
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Samos (AD 248-251) AE 28 - Trajan Decius121 viewsTrajan Decius, 249-251 AD. AE28 (9.84g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Warrior (Ancaeus?) standing right on prow, head left, holding shield and gesturing for troops to follow. Near VF, brown patina.
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Samos (AD 248-251) AE 34 - Trajan Decius154 viewsTrajan Decius, 249-251 AD. AE34 (16.80g). ΑΥΤ Κ Γ ΜЄ ΚΥ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟC ΔЄΚΙΟC, radiate, cuirassed bust right, seen from front, Medusa head on breastplate, fold of cloak on front shoulder / ΣΑ - ΜΙ - ΩΝ Poseidon, placing right foot on rock and holding scepter, and Zeus, holding thunderbolt and scepter, standing side by side and looking at each other. About VF. MFA inventory no. 64.544. Ex Lord Grantley Coll.; Ex Lockett Coll.; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in 1964.
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Samos (AD 249-251) AE 21 - Trajan Decius87 viewsTrajan Decius. 249-251 AD. AE21 (5.64g). ΑΥΤ Κ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟC ΔЄΚΙΟC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind. Rev.: CAMIW-N, River-god Imbrasos reclining left, holding peacock and cornucopia, leaning on urn from which water flows. Nice VF.
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Samos (AD 249-251) AE 22 - Trajan Decius60 viewsTrajan Decius, 249-251 AD. AE22 (5.48g). AYT K TPAIANOC ΔЄKIOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / CAMIΩΝ, Hera standing facing within tetrastyle temple. VF.
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Samos (AD 249-251) AE 29 - Herennia Etruscilla59 viewsHerennia Etruscilla. Augusta, 249-251 AD. AE29 (10.07g, 12h). Draped bust right, wearing stephane, set on crescent / Nemesis standing facing; wheel at side. VF, brown surfaces, central area of roughness on obverse. Ex Cederlind 160 (9/2011), lot 153.
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Samos (AD 249-251) AE 30 - Trajan Decius95 viewsTrajan Decius, 249-251 AD. AE30 (12.86g). AVT K TPAIANOC ΔЄKIOC, laureate bust right / CAM I ΩN, Tyche standing, wearing modius, holding cultus-statue of Samian Hera and cornucopiae. VF.
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Samos (AD 253-260) AE 26 - Valerian I92 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE26 (8.04g, 6h). AVPT (sic) K ΠΟ ΛIKI ONAΛЄPIANOC (sic), laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Facing cult statue of Samian Hera. VF, green-brown surfaces. Rare. Carathéodory Pasha coll. (1833-1906).
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Samos (AD 253-260) AE 27 - Valerian I95 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE27 (11.85g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Facing cult statue of Samian Hera within tetrastyle temple. VF, green-brown patina. Rare. Carathéodory Pasha coll. (1833-1906).
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Samos (AD 253-260) AE 30 - Valerian I247 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE30 (12.50g, 6h). Valerian / Tyche.
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Samos (AD 253-268) AE 21 - Gallienus5 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE21 (5.23g). AVT K ΠO ΛIK ΓAΛΛIHNOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / CAMIΩN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia; star to right. VF.
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Samos (AD 253-268) AE 21 - Gallienus6 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE21 (5.15g). AVT K ΠO ΛI ΓAΛΛIHNOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / CAMIΩN, river god Imbrasos reclining left, holding reed and resting elbow upon overturned urn from which liquid flows. gVF.
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Samos (AD 253-268) AE 27 - Gallienus64 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE27 (9.00g). AVT K ΠO ΛIKIN ΓAΛΛIHNOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / CAMION, cult statue of the samin Hera facing. gVF.
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Samos (AD 253-268) AE 28 - Gallienus168 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE28 (12.86g). ΑΥΤ Κ ΠΟ ΛΙΚ ΓΑΛΛΙΗΝΟC ΑΥΓ O, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust with spear and shield / CΑΜΙΩΝ, tetrastyle temple with cult statue of Hera. Brown patina. EF.
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Samos (AD 253-268) AE 28 - Gallienus136 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE28 (9.73g). AYT K ΠO ΛIK ΓAΛΛIHNOC, laureate, draped and and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / CAMIΩN, helmeted Achilles standing right, stabbing Penthesilea, queen of the Amazons. Extremely rare. VF.

Penthesilea, queen of the Amazons, rushed to aid the Trojans after Hektor's death, but was herself stabbed by Achilles in battle. When Achilles removed the helmet of the dying queen, he fell in love with her and mourned over her death.
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Samos (BC 27-AD 14) AE 17 - Augustus(?)450 viewsAugustus(?), 27 BC-14 AD. AE17 (4.82g). Laureate head right / Peacock standing right on caduceus; sceptre behind. VF, brown surfaces. Drewry Coll.; Ex Malter Galleries 79 (6/2001), lot 71.
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Samos (BC 129-20) AE 13244 viewsca 129-20 BC. AE13 (1.72g, 12h). Head of Hera right, wearing stephane / Facing lion’s scalp, ΣΑΜΙΩΝ below. VF, dark brown patina. Wagner Coll.
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Samos (BC 129-20) AE 16169 viewsca 129-20 BC. AE16 (6.42g). Laureate head of Hera right / Peacock standing right on kerykeion, scepter behind, ΣAMIΩN below; monogram in left field. Fine. Rare. Friedinger-Pranter coll.
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Samos (BC 200-100) AE260 viewsca 2nd century BC. AE (1.23g). Head of Hera right / Prow of a Samian galley right, ΣΑ above. Green patina, gVF. Very rare. Ex. Auktion Bankhaus Aufhäuser, München 7 (1990), 186.
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Samos (BC 200-100) AE266 viewsca 200 BC. AE (1.30g). Facing head of Hera, wearing stephane / Prow of a Samian galley right, ΣΑΜΙΩΝ below.
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Samos (BC 200-100) AE373 viewsca 200 BC. AE (0.99g). Prow of a Samian galley right in dotted circle / Prow of a Samian galley left. gF. Rare.1 comments
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Samos (BC 210-185) AE241 viewsca 220-200 BC. AE (8.85g). Facing lion's mask within dotted circle / Forepart of bull right, ΣΑΜΙΩΝ above, monogram below; within dotted circle. Dark green patina, VF. Unpublished with this monogram?
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Samos (BC 210-185) AE 13350 viewsca 210-185 BC. AE13 (1.96g). Ekata..., magistrate. Three-quarter facing head of Hera, head turned slightly right / Prow of a Samian galley left; EKATA below. VF, dark brown patina. Rare issue and apparently unpublished with this magistrate's name. David Herman Coll.
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Samos (BC 210-185) Drachm519 viewsca 200 BC. AR Tetrobol (3.02g). Facing lion's mask / Forepart of bull right; ΣΑΜΙΩΝ above, crater, monogram and ear of corn below. Toned. Extremely fine.
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Samos (BC 210-185) Drachm184 viewsca 200 BC. AR Tetrobol (2.74g). Lion’s mask facing / ΣAMIΩN, forepart of bull right, ear of barley to right, krater and monogram below. VF. Prospero coll.
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Samos (BC 210-185) Drachm158 viewsca 210­-185 BC. AR Drachm (16mm, 2.96g, 12h). Rhodian Plinthophoric standard. Facing lion’s scalp / Forepart of ox right; grain ear to right, krater and monogram below. VF, toned.
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Samos (BC 270-240) Diobol127 viewsca 270­-240 BC. AR Diobol (10mm, 1.03g, 12h). Ptolemaic/Persic standard. Facing lion’s scalp / Forepart of ox right; [trident to left], olive spray to right. VF, toned. Very rare.
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Samos (BC 270-240) Oktobol445 viewsca 270-240 BC. AR Oktobol (4.59g, 3h). Lion's mask facing within dotted circle / Forepart of bull right; olive branch to right, trident below, ΣΑΜΙΩΝ above. Toned, EF. Jamgochian coll., Peus 340 (11/1994), lot 376.
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Samos (BC 270-240) Oktobol525 viewsca 270-240 BC. AR Oktobol (4.72g, 12h). Lion's mask facing within dotted circle / Forepart of bull right; krater behind; trident head below; olive branch to right, ΣΑΜΙΩΝ above. Beautifully toned, a splendid example. Good extremely fine. From the collections of O.H. Knoepke, Glendining's (12/1986), lot 293 and R.C. Lockett, IV, Glendining (2/1966), lot 2352, ex Naville IV (6/1922), lot 876.
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Samos (BC 270-240) Tetrobol419 viewsca 270-240 BC. AR Tetrobol (2.33g, 12h). Ptolemaic standard. Head of Hera left, wearing stephanos / Prow right; trident above, ΣΑΜΙΩΝ below. Good VF, toned, a couple peck marks on reverse. Rare. Ex Lestranges Coll. (Egger, 11/1909), lot 409.
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Samos (BC 300) Oktobol240 viewsca 300 BC. AR Drachm (4.35g). Lion's scalp facing / ΣΑ, forepart of galloping bull right, truncation dotted, bough to right, [Α]ΣΚΛΗΠΙΑΔ above. EF.
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Samos (BC 300-200) AE267 viewsca 3rd century BC. AE (1.61g). Aristokles, magistrate. Head of Hera right, wearing stephane and necklace / Facing lion's scalp, ΑΡΙΣΤΟΚΛΗΣ (?) below. Dark green patina, VF. Rare variant. Ex Lindgren coll.
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Samos (BC 300-200) AE 10126 viewsca 350 BC. AE10 (1.25g). Head of Hera facing / Facing lion's head, [...]TPO below. VF.
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Samos (BC 310-300) Didrachm304 viewsca 300 BC. AR Didrachm (6.51g). Facing lion's scalp / Forepart of bull right, olive spray right; ΒΑΤΤΟΣ (magistrate) above. Toned VF, some minor roughness.
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Samos (BC 310-300) Didrachm247 viewsca 310-300 BC. AR Didrachm (6.36g, 20mm, 12h). Samian standard. Battos, magistrate. Facing lion scalp / Forepart of ox right; [B]ATTOΣ above, olive spray to right. VF, toned.
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Samos (BC 310-300) Didrachm60 viewsca 310-300 BC. AR Didrachm (21mm, 5.88g). Alexes, magistrate. Facing lion's scalp / ΑΛΕΞΗΣ / ΣΑ, forepart of bull butting right; uncertain symbol below. aVF. Rare.
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Samos (BC 310-300) Hemidrachm340 viewsca 300 BC. AR Hemidrachm (11mm, 1.64g). Facing lion's scalp / Forepart of bull right; ΔΟΥΡΙΣ (magistrate) above. VF, toned.
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Samos (BC 310-300) Hemidrachm262 viewsca 310-300 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.50g, 12h). [...]rchamenios, magistrate. Facing lion head / Forepart of bull right; [...]PXAMENIOΣ above. Good VF, light cleaning marks. Rare denomination, this magistrate unpublished.
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Samos (BC 350) AE 14434 viewsca 350 BC. AE14 (2.79g). Head of Hera right, wearing stephane and necklace / Facing lion's scalp, ΣΑ below. EF, choice green patina, high points a little rough on the obverse. Ex R.C. Lockett Collection (Glendining's, 2/1961), lot 2888 (part of).
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Samos (BC 350) AE 15406 viewsca 380-350 BC. AE15 (2.65g). Head of Hera right, wearing stephane and necklace / Facing lion's scalp, ΣΑ below. Dark olive-green patina, VF. Gutknecht coll.; ex M&M AG, Basel - List 335 (1972), lot 288.
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Samos (BC 350) AE 19276 viewsca 394-365 BC. AE19 (2.68g, 6h). Head of Hera left, wearing stephane, necklace, and earring / Facing lion's head. Good VF, attractive dark green patina with light earthen highlights.
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Samos (BC 360-340) Tetradrachm268 viewsca 360-340 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.12g). Lion’s mask facing / ΣA, Athena standing to right, brandishing spear and holding shield decorated with a gorgoneion; owl standing to left, olive- branch above; within an incuse square. gVF. Unique. Prospero coll.

It has been suggested by Hurter that these Athenian types might coincide with the dominance of a pro-Athenian faction at Samos shortly before Athens began to lay siege to the island in 366 BC.
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Samos (BC 370-365) Tetradrachm316 viewsca 370-365 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.21g). Lion’s mask facing. Rev. ΣA, forepart of an ox facing to right, an olive-branch behind, IHNOΔ[OTOΣ] / MANΔPAΓO[PO] in two lines above. gVF. Very rare, the only example recorded by Barron. Prospero coll.
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Samos (BC 380-365) Tetradrachm301 viewsca 380–365 BC. AR Tetradrachm (14.97g). Facing lion’s scalp / ΣΑ, forepart of ox running right, wearing ornate collar, olive branch behind, ΠΥΘΙΩΝ (magistrate or moneyer) above, edges of square die visible. Struck on a slightly short flan. Toned. Extremely fine.
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Samos (BC 393-388) Tetradrachm531 viewsca 393-388 BC. AR Tetradrachm (14.88g, 21mm, 11h). Lion scalp facing / Forepart of bull right, ΚΛΕΑΓΟΡΗΣ (magistrate) above, ΣA below, within incuse square. Very scarce, VF.
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Samos (BC 394-365) Trihemiobol378 viewsca 394-365 BC. AR Trihemiobol (0.84g). Diademed head of Hera left, wearing earring / Lion' scalp facing, ΣΑ below. Toned, VF.
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Samos (BC 394-365) Trihemiobol249 viewsca 394-365 BC. AR Trihemiobol (0.97g, 9mm, 1h). Head of Hera right / Lion head facing, ΣΑ below.
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Samos (BC 398-365) Obol286 viewsca 398-365 BC. AR Obol (0.57g). Lion's scalp facing / Forepart of bull right, ΣA below. Good VF.
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Samos (BC 398-365) Obol290 viewsca 398-365 BC. AR Obol (0.60g). Lion's scalp facing / Forepart of bull right; ΣA below. VF.
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Samos (BC 398-365) Obol238 viewsca 398-365 BC. AR Obol (0.58g). Facing scalp of lion / Forepart of bull right; ΣA below. Toned, Good VF.
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Samos (BC 400-350) AE 15324 views4th century BC. AE15 (2.73g). Facing lion scalp / Forepart of bull right. Dark green patina, gVF. Unique?
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Samos (BC 400-365) Drachm367 viewsca 400-365 BC. AR Drachm (3.59g). Facing lion scalp / Forepart of bull right; ΔΗΜΩΝ (magistrate) above. Good VF, uneven strike, light porosity. Rare.
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Samos (BC 400-365) Tetradrachm265 viewsca 400-365 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.06g). Pythes, magistrate. Facing lion's scalp / Forepart of bull right; branch behind, ΠΥΘHΣ above. Good VF. Unpublished?
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Samos (BC 404-385) Tetradrachm414 viewsca 404-385 BC. AR Tetradrachm (14.72g). Hegesianax, magistrate. Facing lion's scalp / Forepart of bull right; branch behind, ΗΓΗΣΙΑΝΑΞ above, monogram in circle below. Good VF, attractively toned, well-centered. Ex Hess-Leu 49 (4/1971), lot 214; Hermitage Museum Collection (Schlessinger 13, 2/1935), lot 1306.
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Samos (BC 404-385) Tetradrachm376 viewsca 404-385 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.06g). Pythion, magistrate. Facing lion's scalp / Forepart of bull right; branch behind, ΠΥΘΙΩΝ above. Good VF, toned, light porosity.
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Samos (BC 404-394) Tridrachm2285 viewsca 404 or 394 BC. AR Tridrachm or Double Siglos (11.29g, 12h). The infant Herakles, nude but for a baldric over his left shoulder, kneeling to right on ground line, strangling a serpent with each hand, ΣΥΝ / Lion's mask facing, ΣΑ below; all within circular incuse. Extremely rare. Toned EF. From the collections of C. Gillet, 1138, R. Jameson, and the Reverend H.V. Elliott, SWH 2/1908, purchased in Asia Minor 1818-1819.

This rare coin was struck to celebrate an alliance (syn = synmachikon = a coin of allies) between cities in western Asia Minor (Byzantion, Ephesos, Iasos, Knidos, Kyzikos, Lampsakos, Rhodes and Samos), which all used the common type of infant Herakles/snakes on obv with rev bearing normal city badge. It was thought that this alliance came about in 394 after the defeat of the Spartan fleet, but Karweise, Lysander as Herakliskos Drakonopnigon ('Herakles the snake-strangler'), NC 1980, has made a good case for it having taken place 10 years earlier, when the cities threw off Athenian domination with the help of the Spartan Lysander. In many ways this seems a better choice, but hoard evidence is inconclusive.
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Samos (BC 408-366) Diobol348 viewsca 408-366 BC. AR Diobol (1.09g, 9mm, 12h). Rhodian standard. Facing lion head / Prow right. VF, toned.
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Samos (BC 408-366) Tetradrachm439 viewsca 408/4-366 BC. AR Tetradrachm (14.71g, 12h). Hegesianax, magistrate. Facing lion's scalp / Forepart of bull right; branch behind, ΗΓΗΣΙΑΝΑΞ above, monogram below. Good VF, attractively toned, well centered. Ex Hess-Leu 49 (4/1971), lot 214; Hermitage Museum Collection (Schlessinger 13, 2/1935), lot 1306.
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Samos (BC 408-366) Tetradrachm301 viewsca 408/4-380/66 BC. AR Tetradrachm (14.82g, 3h). Alexandros, magistrate. Facing lion scalp / Forepart of bull right; AΛEΞANΔP[OΣ] above, laurel branch to left, Σ[A] below; all within shallow incuse square. Good VF, toned, a few marks under tone. Extremely rare, one of two known with this magistrate. Ex Spink Numismatic Circular CVI.10 (12/1998), no. 7223; Auctiones 18 (9/1989), lot 762; Pixodarus Hoard (CH 9, 421).
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Samos (BC 408-380) Tetradrachm500 viewsca 408/4-385/0 BC. AR Tetradrachm (14.83g, 7h). Marsyas, magistrate. Facing lion's scalp / Forepart of bull right; branch behind, MAPΣYAΣ above, SA below nose, bee below. Good VF, attractively toned, well-centered. Extremely rare, one of only two coins known from this magistrate (both from the Pixodarus hoard). Ex Lanz 46 (1998), lot 278; Antiqua FPL IX (undated [2000]), no. 49; Pixodarus Hoard (CH 9, 421).
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Samos (BC 453-439) Diobol371 viewsca 480-439 BC. AR Diobol (0.81g, 10h). Head of panther left / Head of ram right. aEF. Rare. Jameson coll.
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Samos (BC 453-439) Tetradrachm338 viewsca 453/2-440/39 BC. AR Tetradrachm (13.01g, 6h). Lion scalp facing / Forepart of ox right; olive branch to left, ΣA above, E (date) below; all within incuse square. Good VF, lightly toned. Ex Hauck & Aufhäuser 19 (3/2006), lot 150; Giessener Münzhandlung 69 (11/1994), lot 361.
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Samos (BC 453-439) Triobol173 viewsafter 526 BC. AR Triobol (1.2g, 12mm). Forepart of winged boar right / Head of lion right, ΣΑ above. toned, VF.
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Samos (BC 477-460) Tetradrachm346 viewsca 485-439 BC. AR Tetradrachm (13.06g, 12h). Facing lion's scalp / Forepart of bull right, ΣΑ above. Good VF, attractively toned.
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Samos (BC 477-460) Tetradrachm283 viewsca 477/6-461/0 BC. AR Tetradrachm (13.21g, 7h). Facing lion head / Head of bull right; [ΣA above], long anchor or hook behind; all within shallow incuse circle. VF, toned, a couple minor flan flaws on obverse. Rare early tetradrachm.
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Samos (BC 477-460) Tetradrachm216 viewsca 477/6-461/0 BC. AR Tetradrachm (13.14g, 22mm, 2h). Samian standard. Facing lion scalp / Head of ox right; above, helmet right; [all within incuse circle]. VF, lightly toned, die flaw on obverse. Very rare.
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Samos (BC 480-440) Diobol?159 viewsca 480-440 BC. AR Diobol (?) (9mm, 1.1g). Head of panther right / Head of ram right within dotted border in square incuse. VF.
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Samos (BC 485-477) Tetradrachm275 viewsca 485/0-478/7 BC. AR Tetradrachm (12.52g, 3h). Facing lion scalp / ΣΑ, head of ox right; three pellets around; all in incuse square. Good VF, toned, a couple light scratches under tone, reverse weakly struck. Very rare. Ex Nelson Bunker Hunt Coll. (Sotheby’s, 6/1990), lot 508; S. Weintraub Coll.
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Samos (BC 500-494) Hemiobol157 viewsca 500-494 BC. AR Obol (8mm, 0.33g, 3h). Samian standard. Facing lion head / Head and neck of ox right within incuse square. EF, dark find patina. Very rare.
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Samos (BC 510-500) Drachm338 viewsca 510-500 BC. AR Drachm (3.05g). Forepart of winged boar right / Facing lion's scalp within dotted incuse square. VF, light porosity.
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Samos (BC 520) 1/2 Siglos288 viewsca 520 BC. AR ½ Siglos (2.68g). Forepart of winged boar right / Head of ox right in dotted square within incuse square. Good VF, lightly toned. Very rare. Ex Freeman & Sear FPL 8 (Fall 2003), no. 14.
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Samos (BC 520) 1/2 Siglos226 viewsca 520 BC. AR 1/2 Siglos (2.52g). Forepart of winged bull left / Head of bull left, within dotted incuse square. VF, some minor roughness. Rare, only one specimen of the right facing type half siglos recorded by Barron, this variety unpublished.
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Samos (BC 520) 1/4 Siglos271 viewsca 520 BC. AR 1/4 Siglos (1.29g, 9mm). Forepart of winged boar right / Head of ox right in dotted incuse square. VF. Very rare.
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Samos (BC 520-500) Hemidrachm328 viewsafter 512 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.53g). Lion's scalp facing within dotted square / Head of bull left in dotted double-line incuse square. VF. Rare.
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Samos (BC 520-500) Hemidrachm314 viewsafter 512 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.59g). Lion's scalp facing within dotted square / Head of bull left in dotted double-line incuse square. EF. Rare.
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Samos (BC 522-520) Didrachm428 viewsca 520 BC. AR Didrachm (6.87g). Forepart of bull right / Head of roaring lion right, within incuse square. Toned EF, exceptional flan. Very rare, only 5 recorded specimens.
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Samos (BC 522-520) Diobol?200 views5th century BC. AR Diobol (1.1g, 11mm). Forepart of winged boar right / Head of roaring lion right within dotted square border. Apparently unpublished.2 comments
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Samos (BC 522-520) Obol135 views6th-5th century BC. AR Obol (0.44g, 7mm). Head of bull right / Head of roaring lion right within incuse square. VF.
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Samos (BC 522-520) Trihemiobol411 viewslate 6th century BC. AR Trihemiobol (0.80g). Bull's head right / Head of a roaring lion right, within incuse square. Toned, good VF.
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