Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Smyrna (AD 14-37) AE 19 - Tiberius743 viewsTiberius, 14-37 AD. AE19 (4.76g, 12h). Hieronymos, magistrate, under the proconsulship of Petronius. Struck 29-35 AD. ΤΙΒΕΡΙΟC CΕΒΑCΤΟC, laureate head right / ZΜΥΡΝΑΙWΝ ΙΕΡWΝΥΜΟC, garlanded flaming altar. VF, brown surfaces, deposits. Group CEM.
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Smyrna (AD 14-37) AE 21 – Tiberius & Livia129 viewsTiberius, 14-37 AD. AE21 (6.2g). Hieronymos, magistrate. CЄBACTHC CYNKΛHTOC ZMYPNAIωN IЄPONYMOC, confronted busts of Senate, laureate and draped, at left and Livia, diademed and draped, at right / CЄBACTOC TIBЄPIOC EΠI ΠЄTPωNIOY, togate statue of Tiberius within tetrastyle temple. EF.
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Smyrna (AD 37-41) AE 15 - Caligula85 viewsCaligula, 37-41 AD. AE15 (3.00g). ΓAION KAICAPA, radiate head right, star behind / ZMYPNAIWN, crab. VF.
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Smyrna (AD 37-41) AE 17 - Caligula576 viewsGaius (Caligula), 37-41 AD. AE17 (2.11g, 6h). C. Calpurnius Aviola, proconsul. Menophanes, magistrate. Laureate head right / Nike advancing right, holding palm and wreath. Good VF, greenish-brown patina, reverse a bit rough.
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Smyrna (AD 37-41) AE 19 - Caligula425 viewsCaligula, with Drusilla, 37-41 AD. AE19 (3.51g), struck ca 37-38 AD. GAION KAICAR - A GERMANIKON EPI [AOUIOLA]. Laureate head of Caligula right / DROUC[ILLAN ZMURNAIW]N MHN-OFANHC. Drusilla with poppies and scepter sitting left. Dark green patina, aEF.
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Smyrna (AD 37-41) AE 21 - Caligula1023 viewsGaius (Caligula), with Agrippina Sr. and Germanicus, 37-41 AD. AE21 (6.35g), struck 37-38 AD. C. Calpurnius Aviola, proconsul, and Menophanes, civic magistrate. Laureate head of Caligula right / Draped bust of Agrippina facing bare head of Germanicus. Good VF, brown patina, with exceptional fine style portraits.
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Smyrna (AD 41-54) AE 19 - Britannicus?762 viewsBritannicus, son of Claudius and Messalina, 41-54 AD. Philistos and Eikadios, magistrates. AE19 (3.88g), struck ca 50-54 AD. ZMU, Youthful, draped bust of Britannicus right / EPI FILISTOU - EIKADI/OS, Nike flying right, holding palm over left shoulder. Rare. Dark, olive patina, partially rough surface on obv. EF.1 comments
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Smyrna (AD 41-54) AE 20 - Claudius & Agrippina II186 viewsClaudius and Agrippina II, 41-54 AD. AE20 (5.68g, 12h). Jugate heads of Claudius, laureate, and Agrippina, right / Cybele seated left, wearing modius, holding patera and resting on tympanum. Dark patina, VF.
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Smyrna (AD 50-54) AE 15221 viewsTime of Claudius, 41-54 AD. Bee / Demeter with branch standing left. Very fine.
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Smyrna (AD 54-68) AE 18 - Nero228 viewsNero, with Poppaea, 54-68 AD. AE18 (3.04g, 12h). Struck circa AD 62-65. Laureate head right / Poppaea as Nike standing left, holding wreath and cornucopia. Good VF, attractive green patina, flan split. From Group CEM. Ex Sternberg XI (20 Nov 1981), lot 282.
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Smyrna (AD 54-68) AE 18 - Nero41 viewsNero, 54-68 AD. AE18 (4.40g, 5h). Aulos Gessios Philopatris, magistrate. Struck ca 54-59 AD. Bare head right / Zeus seated left, holding scepter. VF, dark green patina, some earthen deposits.
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Smyrna (AD 54-68) AE 19 – Nero & Agrippina II366 viewsNero with Agrippina, 54-68 AD. AE19 (6.20g). Aulos Gessios Philopatrsi, 54-59 AD. ΝΕΡΩΝΑ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΝ ΑΓΡΙΠΠΙΝΑΝ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΗΝ, confronted busts of Nero and Agrippina / ΑΥΛ ΓΕΣΣΙΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΡΙΣ ZΜΥ, winged Nemesis with caduceus. Rare. Nice dark green patina, EF.
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Smyrna (AD 68-69) AE 19193 viewsImperial Times, 68-69 AD. AE19 (3.79g). ЄΠΙ ΤΙ ΚΛΑΥΔΙΟΥ ΙЄΡΩΝΙΜΟΥ, Nemesis standing to left / CΤΡΑ ΤΙ ΚΛΑΥ CΩCΑΝΔΡΟΥ / [C]ΜΥΡ, River-god reclining to left. Dark patina, GVF.
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Smyrna (AD 69-79) AE 23 - Titus and Domitian16 viewsTitus and Domitian, as Caesars, 69-79 AD. M. Vettius Bolanus procos, struck after 73 AD. AE23 (6.02g, 10h). TITOC AYTOKPATΩR ΔOMITIANOC KAIC, jugate laureate heads of Titus and Domitian left / EΠI BOΛANOY ZMIPNAIΩΝ EΡMOC, river-god Hermus reclining left on upturned urn, holding two grain ears in right hand and cradling cornucopiae in left arm. nVF. Tricarico coll.
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Smyrna (AD 69-79) AE 26 - Vespasian104 viewsVespasian, 69-79 AD. M. Vettius Bolanus procos, struck after 73 AD. AE26 (11.89g, 12h). AYTOKPATOP KAICAP OYECPACIANOC CEBACTOC, laureate head left / EΠI BOΛANOY ZMIPNAIΩΝ, Zeus seated left, holding Nike and scepter; in exergue: AKPAIOC. VF. Tricarico coll.
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Smyrna (AD 79-91) AE 21 - Julia Titi1615 viewsJulia Titi, daughter of Titus, Augusta. ca 79-91 AD. AE21 (4.55g). L. Mestrius Florus, proconsul. Struck 88/89 AD. Draped bust right / ΕΠΙ ΦΛΩΡΟY ΑΝ-OY ZΜYPΝΑΙΩΝ, Cybele seated left. Very fine.
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Smyrna (AD 81-96) AE 14343 viewsTime of Domitian, 81-96 AD. AE14 (2.44g, 3h). Bee / Dolphin swimming right. VF, black patina, minor deposits.
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Smyrna (AD 81-96) AE 23 - Domitian & Domitia183 viewsDomitian, with Domitia, 81-96 AD. AE23 (8.54g, 1h). Seius, strategus, and Demostratus, stephanophorus. Struck cira 90 AD. Laureate head of Domitian right, vis-à-vis draped bust of Domitia left / Hercules, with lion skin and club, standing left, holding cantharus. VF, attractive olive-green patina. Group CEM.
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Smyrna (AD 84) AE 19382 viewsSex. Iulius Frontinus, Myrton and Reginus, 84 AD. AE17 (4.31g). ΑΝΘΥ - ΦΡΟΝΤΕΙΝΩ, bearded head of Herakles right / ΕΠΙ ΜΥΡΤΟΥ - ΡΗΓΕΙΝΟC / ZΜΥΡ, River god Hermos in Himation, lying, on hand on knee, other on container. Brown patina, good VF. Rare.
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Smyrna (AD 95) AE 15 - Vespasian Jr.242 viewsVespasian Jr., ca 95 AD. AE 19 (2.56g). ΟΥЄCΠΑCΙΑΝΟC ΝЄΟΤЄΡΟC, head right / CΜΥΡΝΑΙΟΝ, Nike with wreath and palm branch advancing right. Very rare. Dark patina, VF.
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Smyrna (AD 95) AE 19 - Vespasianus Jr.543 viewsVespasianus Jr., ca 95 AD. AE 19 (3.29g). OVECΠACIANOC NEΩTEPOC Draped, bare headed bust to r. / ZMYPNAIΩN, Nike to l. holding wreath and palm branch. Extremely rare. Very fine. Ex Münzhandlung Basel; Ex Coll. Jameson 86

Vespasianus Jr. was Titus Flavius Domitianus, son of Flavia Domitilla III. In order to have heirs for his title, Domitian adopted two sons of Flavia Domitilla III who were his great-nephews. They were renamed Vespasianus and Domitianus. Soon, he realized that having potential heirs, meant a potential rival and assassination. So he had the two boys either killed or exiled after executing their father and exiling their mother. This act recoiled on him as he was murdered by Stefanus, the steward of Flavia Domitilla III. There are no known coins bearing a name or portrait for Domitianus Jr., only for Vespasianus Jr. The only locality that issued coins of Vespasian Jr. was Smyrna.
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Smyrna (AD 98-117) AE - Trajan418 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD. AE Pentassarion (20.63g, 1h). Cl. Proclus, stephanophorus, and Cl. Bion, strategus. Struck 100-105 AD. Laureate head right / Hercules standing left, with lion skin over forearm and holding club, being crowned with wreath by female figure standing facing with head left. VF, green patina, minor roughness. Ex Cain Coll.
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Smyrna (AD 98-117) AE 25208 viewsTime of Trajan, ca 98-117 AD. AE25 (11.45g, 12h). Tamias C. Cl. Bion-, magistrate. Struck ca 100-105 AD. Draped bust of the youthful Senate right / Two Nemeses standing facing one another. Good VF, earthen black patina, reverse a little rough.
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Smyrna (AD 100-200) AE 16273 viewsQuasi-autonomous, struck 2nd century AD (time of Antonines). AE16 (2.38g). ME-[Λ]-HC, river-god Meles, nude, except himation around hips, leaning left, resting left ellbow on urn from which water flows, holding reed in right hand / CMYPN - AIΩN, Nike, winged and wearing long chiton, advancing right, holding wreath in raised right hand and palm branch over left shoulder. Good F/about VF, dark black-brown patina. Hoeft coll.

Smyrna at the river Meles is one of the cities which claims to be the birthplace of Homer. A myth says that Homer's original name was Melesigenes (= 'coming from the Meles').
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Smyrna (AD 100-200) AE 16261 views2nd century AD. AE16 (3.31g). Bust of Herakles right, lion’s skin tied around neck / CMYPNA-IWN, river-god reclining left, holding reed in right hand, left elbow resting on urn from which water flows. Good VF, dark green, almost black, patina, minor earthen highlights.
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Smyrna (AD 100-200) AE 1783 viewsPseudo-autonomous issue, 1st-2nd century AD. AE17 (2.3g). ZEYC AKPAIOC, laureate head of Zeus right / CMYPNAIΩN, eagle standing facing with open wings, head right, with wreaht in beak. VF.
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Smyrna (AD 100-200) AE 18122 viewsImperial Times, 2nd century AD. AE18 (3.57g). Draped bust of Tyche right / lion right, with fore-paw on tympanum. Dark green glossy patina, gVF. Franke coll.
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Smyrna (AD 100-268) AE20338 viewsca 2nd-3rd century AD. AE20 (4.07g). Draped and turreted bust of the Amazon Smyrna left, bipennis over shoulder / CMYPNA-I-ΩN, prow right. Good VF, dark greenish-brown patina, some light smoothing.
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Smyrna (AD 100-300) AE 22275 viewsImperial Times, ca 2nd-3rd cent AD. AE22 (6.04g). Homer seated right, holding scroll / CMYP/NAI/ΩN in three lines within wreath. Good VF, dark gray patina, a few spots of red encrustation, well struck.
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Smyrna (AD 117-138) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Hadrian282 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (10.21g, 6h), struck after 128 AD. Bare head right / Eagle standing left, head right, with wings displayed, on thunderbolt. VF. Overstruck on a cistophorus of Mark Antony and Octavia.
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Smyrna (AD 117-138) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Hadrian344 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (10.94g, 6h), struck after late 128 AD. Bare head right / Two Nemeses standing facing, vis-a-vis, each holding out fold of drapery; the left also holding a bridle, the right a rule. VF. Overstruck on an uncertain undertype.
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Smyrna (AD 117-138) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Hadrian300 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (10.27g, 1h). Smyrna mint. Struck after 128 AD. Bare head right / Cybele seated left on backless throne, holding patera and resting forearm on tympanum; at feet, lion left with paw raised. VF, spot of encrustation at base of neck.
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Smyrna (AD 117-138) Tetradrachm - Hadrian344 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (11.12g). Smyrna mint, struck after 129 AD. Bare head right / Zeus seated left, holding Diana Ephesia and sceptre; eagle at feet before. Lightly toned VF. Overstruck on a cistophorus of Augustus, Sutherland Group V (a). Ex Numismatica Ars Classica L (5/2001), lot 1842.
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Smyrna (AD 117-138) Tetradrachm - Hadrian293 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (10.41g). Smyrna mint, struck after 129 AD. Bare head right / Two Nemeses standing facing, vis-a-vis, each holding out fold of drapery; the left also holding a bridle, the right a rule. Toned, VF, light porosity.
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Smyrna (AD 117-138) Tetradrachm - Hadrian302 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (9.26g). Smyrna mint, struck after 129 AD. Bare head right / Two Nemeses standing facing, vis-a-vis, each holding out fold of drapery; the left also holding a bridle, the right a rule. Toned, choice VF. Overstruck on a cistophorus of Mark Antony and Octavia (RPC I 2201; RSC 2).
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Smyrna (AD 128-137) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Sabina106 viewsSabina, 117-138 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (10.99g, 25mm). 129-130 AD. SABINA AVGVSTA HADRIANI AVG PP, draped and diademed bust right / COS III, Cybele seated left, holding patera in right hand, left elbow on drum; at feet, lion seated left. Graffiti ‘Z’ on reverse. gVF.
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Smyrna (AD 130) AE 38 - Antinoos569 viewsAntinous, favorite of Hadrian, died 130 AD. AE38 - Medallion (46.40g, 12h). Polemon, magistrate. ANTINOOC HRΩC, bare head left / ΠΟΛΕΜΩΝ ΑΝΕΘ ΗΚΕ CΜΥPΝΑΙΟC, bull standing right. VF, red-brown patina, some smoothing, outlines of letters and portrait strengthened. Extremely rare, one of three known, two of which are in museums (Berlin and Gotha). From the David A. Dowdy Collection. Ex Waddell I (12/1982), lot 216; Muenzen und Medaillen 52 (6/1975), lot 651; E.S.G. Robinson Collection (Hess-Leu 17, 3/1961), lot 182; Vicomte de Sartiges Collection (Ars Classica 18, 10/1938), lot 228; Consul Weber Collection (Hirsch XXIV, 5/1909), lot 1484.
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Smyrna (AD 130) AE 40 - Antinoos426 viewsAntinous, favorite of Hadrian, died 130 AD. AE40 - Medallion (46.55g, 12h), Polemon, magistrate. ANTINOOC HRΩC, bare head right / ΠΟΛΕΜΩΝ ΑΝΕΘ ΗΚΕ CΜΥPΝΑΙΟC, prow of galley right. VF, dark brown patina, some smoothing on reverse. Ex Dowdy Coll.; ex Sternberg 11 (11/1981), lot 283.
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Smyrna (AD 138-161) AE 35 - Antoninus Pius60 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-261 AD. AE 35 (25.20g). [AV KAI T]I AI.AΔRI - ANTΩNEINOC, laureate bust right /ΘEV[ΔIANOC] CTPA [ANEΘHKE] CMYP - NAIOIC, Hippodameia, in long garment and veiled, standing right, with left hand lifting garment from her breast, with right hand holding right hand of Pelops, who is standing nude frontal, head turned left and resting with raised left hand on scepter; both in slow Biga right; in upper right field ΠEΛO[Ψ]. Hoeft coll.
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Smyrna (AD 140-180) AE 22216 viewsTime of Antoninus Pius to Marcus Aurelius, circa 140-180 AD. AE22 (8.39g, 1h). Bare head of Zeus Akraios right / Artemis Panionios standing left, holding laurel branch and bow and arrow; prow at feet to left. EF, black patina.
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Smyrna (AD 147-175) AE 21 - Faustina II70 viewsFaustina II, Augusta, 147-175 AD. AE21 (4.3g). ΦAVCTЄINA CЄBAC, bust right / ΘЄVΔIANOC ANЄΘH KЄ, lion right, with fore-paw on tympanum. VF.
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Smyrna (AD 147-175) AE 35 - Faustina II281 viewsFaustina Junior Augusta, 147-175 AD. AE35 (26.41g, 6h). In alliance with Laodicea ad Lycum in Phrygia. Draped bust left / Zeus Laodikeos standing right, holding eagle and sceptre; before him on right, two Nemeses standing facing each other, each drawing drapery from shoulder and holding cubit rules. Near VF, brown surfaces, a few deposits. Ex Wagner Coll.
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Smyrna (AD 161-180) AE 34 - Marcus Aurelius237 viewsMarc Aurel, 161-180 AD. AE34 / Medallion (22.99g). Homonoia with Laodikeia. ΑΥ ΚΑΙ Μ ΑΥ ΡΗ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟC, laureate and cuirassed bust right / CΟΦΙCΤΗC ΤΑΙC ΠΑΤΡΙ / CΜΥΡ ΛΑΟ, Zeus Laodikeia holding scepter standing left, Kybele seated to right. Dark brown patina, very fine.
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Smyrna (AD 161-180) AE 35 - Marcus Aurelius46 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE35 (27.51g, 6h). Homonoia with Laodicea in Phrygia. Attalus Sophistes, magistrate. Struck 169-175 AD. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Zeus Laodiceus standing right, holding scepter and eagle, facing Cybele seated left, left elbow on tympanum. VF, dark brown surfaces.
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Smyrna (AD 161-180) AE 41 - Marcus Aurelius422 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE 41 - Medallion (51.70g). Homonoia with Laodikeia. AV KAI M AV-PH ANTΩNINOC•, laureate and cuirassed bust left / ATTAΛOC COΦICTHC TAIC ΠATPI / SMVP ΛAO, Zeus of Laodikeia with scepter and eagle in between two Nemesis of Smyrna. Extremely rare, gVF.
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Smyrna (AD 164-177) AE 25 - Lucilla, whife of Lucius Verus271 viewsLucilla, wife of Lucius Verus, 164-177 AD. AE25 (9.68g). P. Aelius Arizelos, 175-177 AD. Draped Bust right / CΤΡ ΑΡΙZ - Η - ΛΟ - Υ / CΜΥΡΝ - ΑΙΩΝ, Asklepios standing holding serpent-staff. Nice very fine.
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Smyrna (AD 177-192) AE 29 - Commodus25 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE29 (12.56g, 6h). In alliance with Athens. Circa 182-185 AD. Obv.: laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / OMO CMVP A-ΘHN-AI CTPA AI, HPAKΛΕΙ-ΔOV in exergue, Nemesis of Smyrna standing right holding sistrum, facing Athena who stands left and holds a patera. Very Rare. VF.
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Smyrna (AD 177-192) AE 32 - Commodus73 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE32 (14.02g). Homonoia with Nikomedeia. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Commodus wearing radiate crown within biga holding long torch and aphlaston to right. Rare. Nice grey-green patina. Almost EF.
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Smyrna (AD 178-182) AE 23 - Crispina113 viewsCrispina, Augusta, 178-182 AD. AE23 (8.00g). Homonoia with Nikomedia. CЄΒΑCΤΗ ΚΡΙCΠΙΝΑ, draped bust right / CΤΡΑ Μ CЄΛΛΙΟΥ CΜΥΡ ΝΙΚΟΜ ΟΜΟ, Hygieia standing right, feeding serpent from phiale. Dark green patina, GVF.
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Smyrna (AD 193-211) AE 15252 viewsTime of Septimus Severus, 193-211 AD. AE15. Bust of Serapis right / Prow of ship right; shrimp below. EF. Ex Burstein collection.
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Smyrna (AD 193-217) AE 22 - Julia Domna278 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE22 (5.35g, 6h). Claudius Rufinus Sophistes, strategos. Draped bust right / Herakles standing facing, head left, holding club, lion’s skin, and kantharos. VF, dark brown patina. Ex. Wagner Coll.
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Smyrna (AD 193-217) AE 25 - Julia Domna215 viewsJulia Domna, 193-217 AD. AE25 (10.35g). 198-202 AD. ΙΟΥΛΙΑ CЄΒΑCΤΗ, draped bust right / Є CΤΡ Μ ΑΥΡ ΓЄΜΙΝΟΥ / CΜΥΡΝΑΙΩΝ, tetrastyle temple with cult statue of Tyche. Dark green patina, almost EF.
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Smyrna (AD 193-217) AE 26 - Julia Domna118 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE26 (9.49g, 6h). Cl. Stratoneikos, strategos. Draped bust right / Figures of Nemesis standing vis-à-vis. Good VF, attractive dark-green patina. Group CEM.
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Smyrna (AD 193-217) AE 27 - Julia Domna92 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE27 (9.17g, 6h). Draped bust right / Two Nemeses standing facing one another, each pulling at chiton, the one on the left holds a bridle, the one on the right holds a cubit-rule and has a wheel at her side. VF, golden tan patina. Ex Frederick Coll.
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Smyrna (AD 193-235) AE 17172 viewsca 193-235 AD. AE17 (4.45g, 6h). Head of Zeus Akraios right / Tyche standing left, holding phiale and cornucopia. VF, dark greenish-brown patina with some red.
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Smyrna (AD 193-235) AE 1794 viewsTime of the Severans, 193-235 AD. AE17 (2.95g, 6h). Head of Zeus Akraios right / Prow right. VF, grayish-green patina.
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Smyrna (AD 193-235) AE 19151 viewsTime of the Severans, 193-235 AD. AE19 (3.66g, 6h). Laureate head of Zeus Akraios right / Griffin right; wheel before. Good VF, green patina, adjustment marks. From Group CEM.
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Smyrna (AD 193-235) AE 2054 viewsTime of the Severans, 193-235 AD. AE20 (3.93g, 6h). Head of Zeus Akraios right / Eagle standing facing, head right, holding wreath in beak. VF, grayish-green patina under earthen deposits.
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Smyrna (AD 198-217) AE 31 - Caracalla203 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE31mm (11.80g, 6h). Cl. Rufinus Sophistes, strategos. Struck 198-202 AD. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Zeus seated left, holding Nike and scepter. Near VF, brown patina with some red deposits, light scratches. Ex Righetti Coll., 7163.
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Smyrna (AD 198-217) AE 45 - Caracalla408 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE45 - Medallion (50g). A K M AYP-ANTΩNEINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right /CMYPNAIΩN ΠPΩ/ TΩN ACIAC Γ N/ EΩKOPΩN/ TΩN CEB EΠI / AYP XAPI/ ΔH-MOY, three four-column temples with wreaths on facade; in the right temple, a statue of Tiberius standing left, on facade TI; in the middle temple, a statue of Roma seated left on facade PΩ; on the left temple, a statue of Hadrian standing right, on facade AΔ. Extremely rare. A little rough, smoothed, very fine.
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Smyrna (AD 200-220) AE 27269 viewsQuasi-autonomous, early 3rd century AD. AE27 (6.68g), struck under eparchos Pollianus. IEPA CYNKΛHTOC, draped, turreted(?) bust of Senate right / CMYP Γ NE - EΠ ΠΩΛΛI - ANOV, two draped Nemeseis standing facing each another, the right one holding measuring rod, the left one reins, wheel at feet of the right one; both touching cloth below their chin. Good F. Hoeft coll.

These are the well-known 'Two Nemeseis of Smyrna.' According to the story of Pausanias 7.5.3, where Alexander the Great founded the new Smyrna, one Nemesis represents the old city and the other the new city.
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Smyrna (AD 200-235) AE 2345 viewsImperial Times, early 3rd century AD. AE23 (5.84g). IЄPA CYNKΛHTOC, draped bust of Senate right. CMYPNAIΩN Γ NЄOKOPΩN, tetrastyle temple; within Tyche. VF.
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Smyrna (AD 200-235) AE 2485 viewsImperial Times, early 3rd century AD. AE24 (6.62g). IЄPA CYN KΛHTOC, draped bust of Senate right; countermark: CA/Γ / CMYPNAIΩ-N Γ NEOKO/PΩN, tetrastyle temple; within Tyche. VF.
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Smyrna (AD 200-270) AE 1594 views3rd century AD. AE15 (1.77g). CT PA, draped bust of Serapis right, wearing polos / CMYPNAI ΩN, prow right; below, dolphin left. gVF.
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Smyrna (AD 200-270) AE 1866 views3rd century AD. AE18 (3.36g). CMVPNA, draped bust of the amazon Smyrna, wearing mural crown, bipennis over shoulder / CMVPNAIΩΝ, prow right. gVF.
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Smyrna (AD 222-235) AE 22 - Julia Mamaea56 viewsJulia Mamaea, Augusta, 222-235 AD. AE22 (6.54g). ∙IOY MAMЄ A∙ CЄBACTH, Diademed and draped bust right / CMVPNAIΩN ∙Γ∙ NЄΩKOP Ω N, Herakles, nude, standing frontal, head left, holding club and lion-skin in left arm, pouring from kantharos with right hand. Green patina, VF. Ex Peus 384 (2005) 845. Franke coll.
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Smyrna (AD 235-268) AE 18275 viewsImperial Times, 3rd century AD. AE18 (3.02g). ZЄVS AKPAIOC, head of Zeus right / CMYPN-A-IΩN, lion walking right. VF.
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Smyrna (AD 238-244) AE 21 - Gordian III268 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE21 (5.69g). A KM ANT - ΓOPΔIANOC, draped, cuirassed, laureate bust right / CMVPNAIΩN.Γ - NEΩKOPΩN, Herakles, nude, standing frontal, head left, holding club and lion-skin in left arm, pouring from kantharos with right hand. Rare, about VF/VF, olive-green patina. Hoeft coll.

Herakles is shown here with attributes of Dionysos!
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Smyrna (AD 238-244) AE 24214 viewsTime of Gordian III, 238-244 AD. AE24 (6.38 g). Pollianus, Strategos. Draped bust of the Senate right / CMYP Γ NЄ ЄP Π-ΩLLIA-NO, Tyche standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. VF, dark brown patina.
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Smyrna (AD 238-244) AE 29 - Gordian III251 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE29 - 6 Assaria (14.76g, 12h). Homonoia with Philadelphia in Lydia. Pollianos, strategos. Struck 238-240 AD. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / The Amazon Smyrna standing right, foot on prow, holding bipennis over shoulder and clasping hand of Tyche of Philadelphia standing left, holding scepter. VF, green patina, rough surfaces.
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Smyrna (AD 238-244) AE 35 - Gordian III441 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE35 - Medallion (23.20g, 6h). (Claudius) Rufinus Sophistes, strategus. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Three neocorate temples, the central one in elevation, with statue of Zeus, the two side tetrastyle temples in perspective; ΠOVΦINOV COΦI in two lines in exergue. VF, brown surfaces.
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Smyrna (AD 238-244) AE 35 - Gordian III46 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE35 (22.53g, 6h). Cl. Rufinus Sophistes, strategos. Struck 241-243 AD. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Two Nemeses standing facing one another, that on the left holding bridle, that on the right patera and cubit rule; griffin between. VF, green patina, even roughness.
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Smyrna (AD 238-260) AE 20217 viewsTime of Gordian III-Valerian I, 238-260 AD. AE20 (4.74g, 7h). Draped bust of the Senate right / Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia, within tetrastyle temple. EF, brown patina.
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Smyrna (AD 241-244) AE - Tranquillina320 viewsTranquillina, Augusta, 241-244 AD. AE Diassarion (5.16g, 6h). Struck 241-244 AD. Draped bust right / Hercules standing left, with lion skin over forearm, holding cantharus and club. VF, red-brown patina. Ex Cain Coll.; ex Lindgren Coll.
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Smyrna (AD 253-260) AE 23260 viewsTime of Valerian I, 253-260 AD. AE23 (5.64g, 12h). M. Aurelius Philetus Hippicus, strategus. Draped bust of Senate right / Tyche standing facing, head left, holding phiale and cornucopiae. VF, even brown patina with light olive overtones. Ex Poncin Coll.
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Smyrna (AD 253-260) AE 24211 viewsTime of Valerian I, 253-260 AD. AE24 (6.09g). M. Aurelius Philetus Hippicus, strategus. •IЄPA• CYNKΛHTOC•, draped bust of Senate right / CMYP• I• NЄO• •ЄΠ• • C•ΦIΛH TOY•, Tyche standing facing, head left, holding phiale and cornucopiae. Nice VF.
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Smyrna (AD 253-268) AE 22 - Gallienus182 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE22 (5.28g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Athena seated left, holding temple and spear; shield at side. VF, greenish-brown patina, rough surfaces.
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Smyrna (AD 253-268) AE 23 - Gallienus84 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE23 (6.44g, 5h). Marcus Aurelius Sextus, magistrate. Struck 260-268 AD. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Athena seated left, holding temple and spear; shield at side. Good VF, dark grayish-brown surfaces, light roughness.
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Smyrna (AD 253-268) AE 25 - Gallienus204 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE25 (6.74g, 6h). M. Aurelius Sextus, magistrate. Struck ca 260-268 AD. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Actuaria under sail right, gubernator at stern; M AVP CЄ/XCTOV in two lines in exergue. VF, green patina with earthen overtones, minor roughness. Rare. Ex Alexandre de Barros Ship Coll. Ex Aufhäuser 10 (5-6 Oct 1993), lot 552.
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Smyrna (AD 253-268) AE 25 - Gallienus62 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE25 (7.93g, 6h). M. Aurelius Sextus, magistrate. Struck 260-268 AD. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; countermark: H within circular incuse / Cybele seated left, holding patera and leaning on tympanum (drum); lion reclining at feet. Near EF, green patina. Ex Group CEM.
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Smyrna (AD 253-268) AE 27 - Gallienus419 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE27 (7.52g, 6h). ΑVΤ Κ Π ΛΙΚ_[ΙΝ] ΓΑΛΛΙΗΝΟC, laureate draped cuirassed bust right / CΜVΡΝΑΙΩΝ Γ Ν_ΕΩΚΟΡΩΝ [..]ΙΠ[ΠΙΚΟV] ΦΙΛΗ_ΤΟV, the Amazon Smyrna, turreted and cuirassed, standing facing, head left, holding bipennis and pelta right.
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Smyrna (AD 253-268) AE 27 - Gallienus211 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE27 (8.95g, 6h). M. Aurelius Sextus, magistrate. Struck circa 260-268. Obv.: AVT K Π ΛIK ΓAΛΛIHNOC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev.: CMYPNAIΩN Γ NЄΩK ЄΠ M AVP CЄΞTOY, Cybele turreted, enthroned, holding in right hand patera, left arm resting on tympanum. Rare. Minor flatness on both sides, nice very fine.
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Smyrna (AD 253-268) AE 28 - Gallienus49 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE28 (8.6g). Marcus Aurelius Sextus, magistrate. AVT K Π ΛIK ΓΑΛΛΙΗΝΟC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / CMYRNAIΩN Γ NEΩK EΠ CEΞCTOY, Cybele seated left, holding patera, resting elbow on drum. GVF.
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Smyrna (AD 253-268) AE 31 - Gallienus109 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE31 (11.40g). Vs.: ΑΥΤ Κ ΠΟ ΛΙΚΙΝ ΓΑΛΛΙΗΝΟC, laureate and draped bust right / ЄΠ CΤΠ Μ ΑΥΡ CЄΧΤΟΥ CΜΥΡΝΑΙΩΝ Γ / ΝЄΩΚ-Ο-ΡΩ, two Nemeseis confronted, with leash and wheel, in ex. N. Dark green patina, VF.
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Smyrna (AD 254-268) AE 23 - Salonina67 viewsSalonina, Augustua, 254-268 AD. AE23 (7.0g). KOP CAΛΩNЄINA CЄ, draped bust right, wearing stephane / CMYPNAIΩN Γ NЄΩ ЄΠC CЄΞ OV, Amazon Smyrna standing left, holding temple and bipennis; prow at foot to left. EF.
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Smyrna (AD 255-260) AE 21 - Valerian II173 viewsValerian II, 255-260 AD. AE21 (4.38g). Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / CM-VPNAI-ΩN Γ NЄΩKO-PΩ-N, Herakles standing left, holding cantharus and club. VF, dark brown patina with some light earthen highlights, rub on high points.
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Smyrna (BC 27-14 AD) AE 19 - Augustus & Tiberius351 viewsAugustus, with Tiberius. 27 BC-14 AD. AE19 (3.32g, 12h). Bare heads of Augustus and Tiberius, vis-a-vis / Livia, as Aphrodite Stratonikis standing facing, leaning on cippus, holding scepter and Nike; to right, dove left; to left, monogram. VF, dark green patina, traces of olive and light green. Ex Prideaux Coll. of Augustus.
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Smyrna (BC 27-AD 14) AE 16 - Augustus347 viewsAugustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AE16 (7.04g). Hermokles, circa 15 BC. ΣEBAΣTOΣ ZMYPNAIΩN, bare head right / [ΔIO]NYΣIOΣ KOΛΛYBAΣ; Nike right with wreath and palm branch. VF.1 comments
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Smyrna (BC 27-AD 14) AE 18 - Augustus69 viewsAugustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AE18 (6.4g). Hermokles, magistrate. ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ, bare head right / ΣΜΥΡΝΑΙΩΝ ΕΡΜΟΚΛΗΣ, Aphrodite Stratonikis standing facing, holding sceptre and Nike, leaning on column. GVF.
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Smyrna (BC 27-AD 14) AE 21 - Augustus351 viewsAugustus, with Livia, 27 BC-14 AD. AE21 (5.79g), struck ca 10 BC. Leontiskos Hippomedontos, magistrate. Jugate heads of laureate Augustus and draped Livia right / Aphrodite Stratonicis standing facing, holding sceptre and Nike; dove standing left in field to right. EF, jade green patina.
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Smyrna (BC 42) AE 21 - C. Cassius Longinus1317 viewsC. Cassius Longinus, 42 BC. AR Denarius (3.82g). Military mint, probably at Smyrna. Lentulus Spinther, propraetor. Veiled and draped bust of Libertas right / Ewer and lituus. Toned VF.
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Smyrna (BC 75-50) AE 14166 viewsca 75-50 BC. AE14 (2.96g, 12h). Iatrodoros, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo right / Hand in caestus; palm to right. Good VF, green patina. Good for issue.
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Smyrna (BC 75-50) Drachm619 viewsca 75-50 BC. AR Drachm (3.89g, 12h). Homereia type. Megakles, magistrate. Head of Apollo right, wearing laurel wreath / Homer seated left, holding scroll; scepter behind, MEΓAKΛ[HΣ] to left. VF, minor porosity, very light cleaning marks, small flan flaw on chin. Very rare denomination, unpublished with this magistrate.

The magistrate Megakles is only known for Milne’s period XVII coinage, and the obverse die link to the drachms of Apollonios of this period confirms this placement. While the tetradrachms of Smyrna used local reverse types not found on other denominations, the very rare drachms employ the famous ‘Homereia’ type found on the relatively common bronzes. Strabo specifically mentions this bronze coinage when, discussing the city, he says "there is also a library; and the 'Homereum', a quadrangular portico containing a shrine and wooden statue of Homer; for the Smyrnaeans also lay especial claim to the poet and indeed a bronze coin of theirs is called a Homereum" (Strabo, Geographica XIV, I.37, transl. by H.C. Jones, The Geography of Strabo, VI [Loeb, 1960], pp. 245-247).
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Smyrna (BC 88-85) AE 24360 viewsMithradates VI, 120-63 BC. AE24 (15.11g). Ermogenes and Phrixos, magistrates. Struck ca 88-85 BC. Diademed head of Mithradates right / Nike walking right, holding wreath and palm. VF, green and brown patina, minor roughness.
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Smyrna (BC 88-85) AE 24216 viewsca 85-75 BC. AE23 (14.33g, 11h). Mithradatic Wars issue. Hermogenes and Phrixos, magistrates. Diademed head of Mithradates VI of Pontos right / Nike standing right, holding wreath and palm frond; EPMOΓENHΣ/ΦPIΞOΣ in two lines to left. Near EF, green-brown patina.
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Smyrna (BC 88-85) AE 27397 viewsunder Mithradates VI, Eupator, king of Pontos, 120-63 BC. AE27 (13.32g), struck 88-85 BC. Diademed head of Mithradates right / Nike standing right, wearing long chiron, holding palm branch in left hand, crowing Z(retrograde)ΜΥΡΝΑΙΩΝ with wreath in right hand, ΕΡΜΟΓΕΝΗΣ / ΦΡΙΞΟΣ (magistrate) to left. Dark green patina, gVF. Rare. Gutknecht coll.
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Smyrna (BC 88-85) AE 27247 viewsunder Mithradates VI, Eupator, king of Pontos, 120-63 BC. AE27 (12.64g, 24mm, 12h), struck 88-85 BC. Hermogenes and Phrixos, magistrates. Diademed head of Mithradates VI of Pontos right / Nike standing right, holding wreath and palm frond; EPMOΓENH[Σ]/[Φ]PIΞOΣ in two lines to left. Good VF, dark green patina. Excellent portrait. Rare. Ex Vecchi 8 (12/1998), lot 110.
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Smyrna (BC 100) Tetradrachm438 viewsca 100 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.68g, 12h). Hermippus, son of Sipylos, magistrate. Turreted head of Tyche right / ZΜΥΡ-ΝΑΙΩΝ, lion right; ΕΡΜΙΠΠΟΣ ΣΙΠΥΛΟΥ below; below; all within wreath. Good VF, toned. Very rare.
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Smyrna (BC 155-145) Tetradrachm457 viewsca 155-145 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.89g, 12h). Turreted head of Tyche right / ZΜΥΡ-ΝΑΙΩΝ, monogram below; all within wreath. Superb EF, attractively toned. Well centered on a choice flan.
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Smyrna (BC 155-145) Tetradrachm232 viewsca 155-145 BC. AR Tetradrachm (32mm, 16.65g, 12h). Stephanophoric type. Menekrates, magistrate. Turreted head of Tyche right / Ethnic and magistrate’s monogram within laurel wreath. EF. Krizan Coll.; ex Vecchi 14 (2/1999), lot 596.
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