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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Ionia Uncertain (BC 625-550) Geometric - EL 1/486 viewsca 625-600 BC. EL 1/48 Stater (5mm, 0.32g). Phokaic standard. Central line bisecting field, irregular lines radiating at sides / Three pellets arranged in triangle, with lines radiating around; all within incuse square. EF, toned. Extremely rare fraction for series.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 625-550) Geometric - EL 1/61004 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL 1/6 Stater - Hekte (9-10mm, 2.29g). Geometric type. Geometric design consisting of an in-folded square bisected by crossing lines / Incuse punch with "fishbone" pattern of lines and dots. Good VF.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 625-600) Geometric - EL 1/12587 viewsca 625-600 BC. EL 1/12 Stater - Hemihekte (1.47g). Euboic standard. Geometric type. Three-sided square with central projection, surrounded by radiate lines / Rough incuse square punch. Good VF. Very rare. Struck from the same obverse die as the Boston specimen, and the same die and punch as the others and the following lot.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 625-600) Geometric - EL 1/12610 viewsca 625-600 BC. EL 1/12 Stater - Hemihekte (1.42g). Euboic standard. Geometric type. Three-sided square with central projection, surrounded by radiate lines / Rough incuse square punch. Good VF. Very rare.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 625-600) Geometric - EL 1/214 viewsca 625-600 BC. EL Hemistater (13.5mm, 7.04g). Lydo-Milesian standard. Unpublished, but cf. Triton XVII, lot 316 for a possible fraction of this type. Good VF. Extremely rare.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 625-600) Geometric - EL 1/212 viewsca 625-600 BC. EL Hemistater (15mm, 7.12g). Lydo-Milesian standard. Unpublished, but cf. Rosen 331 for a fraction of this type with a nearly identical incuse pattern. Near EF. Extremely rare.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 625-600) Geometric - EL 1/215 viewsca 625-600 BC. EL Hemistater (14mm, 6.99g). Geometric pattern, with cross set over lozenge and annulet / Incuse square punch. VF. Extremely rare.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 625-600) Geometric - EL 1/24472 viewsca 625-600 BC. EL 1/24th Stater (0.75g). Euboic standard. Geometric type. Three-sided square with central projection, surrounded by radiate lines / Rough incuse square punch. Good VF. Extremely rare. Struck from the same obverse die as the following lot, as well as Rosen 363 and CNG 67, 709, both EL twelfth staters.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 625-600) Geometric - EL 1/24485 viewsca 625-600 BC. EL 1/24th Stater (0.73g). Euboic standard. Geometric type. Three-sided square with central projection, surrounded by radiate lines / Rough incuse square punch. Good VF. Extremely rare. Struck from the same obverse die as the previous lot, as well as Rosen 363 and CNG 67, 709, both EL twelfth staters.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 625-600) Geometric - EL 1/810 viewsca 625-600 BC. EL 1/8 Stater (8mm, 1.80g). Raised square with sunken incuse and raised central pellet / Incuse square punch. aVF. Very rare.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 625-600) Swastika - AR 1/12172 viewsca 620-600 BC. AR 1/12 Stater (1.00g, 9mm). Raised swastika pattern / Incuse square punch. VF.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 625-600) Swastika - AR 1/1244 viewsca 625-600 BC. AR 1/12 Stater or Diobol (9mm, 1.05g). Raised swastika pattern surrounded by pellets / Quadripartite incuse square. gVF.1 comments
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 625-600) Swastika - EL 1/12452 viewsca 625-600 BC. EL Hemihekte – 1/12 Stater (1.36g, 8mm). Milesian standard. Geometric type. Raised clockwise swastika pattern / Incuse square. Good VF, struck from worn obverse die. Very rare denomination.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 625-600) Swastika - EL 1/24692 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL 1/24 Stater (0.64g). Raised swastika pattern / Quadripartite incuse square punch. Extremely fine.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 625-600) Swastika - EL 1/24480 viewsca 625-600 BC. EL 1/24 Stater (0.64g, 7mm). Milesian standard. Geometric type. Raised clockwise swastika pattern / Quadripartite square punch. EF.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 625-600) Swastika - EL 1/24306 viewsca 625-600 BC. EL 1/24 Stater (7mm, 0.63g). Milesian standard. Geometric type. Raised clockwise swastika pattern / Quadripartite square punch. Good VF.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 625-600) Swastika - EL 1/249 viewsCirca 625-600 BC. EL1/24 Stater (0.65g, 8mm). Raised swastika pattern. / Quadripartite incuse square punch. EF. Carr coll.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 625-600) Swastika - EL 1/48405 viewsca 625-600 BC. EL 1/48 Stater (0.33g, 5mm). Milesian standard. Geometric type. Raised clockwise swastika pattern / Quadripartite square punch. Good VF. Extremely rare denomination.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 625-600) Swastika - EL 1/6379 viewsca 625-600 BC. EL Hekte – 1/6 Stater (2.52g, 11mm). Milesian standard. Geometric type. Raised clockwise swastika pattern / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF, lightly toned.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 625-600) Swastika - EL 1/6401 viewsca 625-600 BC. EL Hekte – 1/6 Stater (9mm, 2.50g). Milesian standard. Geometric type. Raised clockwise swastika pattern / Quadripartite incuse square. VF.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 625-600) Swastika - EL 1/6355 viewsca 625-600 BC. EL Hekte – 1/6 Stater (10mm, 2.55g). Milesian standard, geometric type. Raised swastika pattern / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF. Ex CNG 82 (9/2009), lot 622.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 625-600) Swastika - EL 1/6278 viewsca 625­-600 BC. EL Hekte - Sixth Stater (10mm, 2.53g). Lydo-­Milesian standard. Raised clockwise swastika pattern / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF. Well centered.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) EL 1/12 Stater812 viewsca 600 BC. EL 1/12 Stater (1.19g). Milesian standard. One line crossing three others / Incuse square with irregular surface. EF.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) EL 1/12 Stater 497 viewsca 650-600 BC. EL Hemihekte – Twelfth Stater (6mm, 1.18g). Lydo-Milesian standard. Striated type. Flattened striated surface / Incuse square. Good VF, thin test cut on edge.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) EL 1/2 Stater774 viewsca 650-600 BC. EL Hemistater (7.18g). Milesian standard. Striated type. Flattened striated surface / Two rough incuse punches separated by a cleft. Good VF. Extremely rare, one of five known hemistaters of this type. Struck from the same cleft as the stater offered above (lot 270), and the staters in CNG 69, lot 420, and CNG 67, lot 701. Also struck from the same punches as the following third stater (lot 272), and the third staters in Triton VIII, lot 434, CNG 69, lot 422, and CNG 67, lot 703.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) EL 1/2 Stater959 viewsca 650-600 BC. EL Hemistater (7.26g). Milesian standard. Striated type. Flattened striated surface / Two rough incuse punches separated by a cleft. Good VF. Extremely rare, one of five known hemistaters of this type.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) EL 1/24 - Plated 1439 viewsca 650-600 BC. EL Plated 1/24 Stater (0.46g). Blank / Square incuse punch. Rare with almost complete plating. Good very fine, small cracks in plating exposing base metal.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) EL 1/24 Stater681 viewsca 650-600 BC. EL 1/24 Stater (0.65g), Milesian standard, striated type. Flattened striated surface / Incuse square punch. Very rare. Very fine. cf. CNG Mail Bid Sale 69 (6/2005), lot 427 ($1600 + comm).
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) EL 1/24 Stater 391 viewsca 650-600 BC. EL Hemihekte – Twenty-Fourth Stater (5mm, 0.55g). Lydo-Milesian standard. Striated type. Flattened striated surface / Incuse square. Good VF, Very rare denomination.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) EL 1/3 Stater649 viewsca 650-600 BC. EL 1/3 Stater - Trite (4.38g). Samian-Euboeic standard, plain type. Flattened plain surface. / Tripartite incuse square punch. Unpublished. Rare early tripartite incuse issue. Good very fine.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) EL 1/3 Stater643 viewsca 650-600 BC. EL 1/3 Stater - Trite (4.77g). Milesian standard. Striated type. Flattened striated surface / Double incuse punch. Good VF. Extremely rare. Struck from the same punches as the hemistater offered above (lot 271), and the hemistaters in CNG 69, lot 421, and CNG 67, lot 702.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) EL 1/3 Stater620 viewsca 650-600 BC. EL Trite - 1/3 Stater (4.76g). Milesian standard. Striated type. Flattened striated surface / Double incuse punch. Good VF. Extremely rare. The punch on the right was also used on the stater offered above (lot 938). Both punches were also used on the following hemistaters: CNG 70, lot 271; CNG 69, lot 421; and CNG 67, lot 702.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) EL 1/4 Stater602 viewsca 650-600 BC. EL 1/4 Stater (3.67g). Milesian standard. Striated type. Flattened "haphazard" striated surface / Cleft and incuse punch. Good VF. Unpublished, possibly unique. The striated type appears to encompass two varieties, one with roughly parallel striations on the obverse, as the previous three lots, or haphazard striations, as here and on the following lot.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) EL 1/6 Stater609 viewsca 650-600 BC. EL 1/6 Stater - Hekte (2.42g). Milesian standard. Striated type. Flattened striated surface / Double incuse punch. VF. Struck from the same punches as the following two lots.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) EL 1/6 Stater587 viewsca 650-600 BC. EL Sixth Stater - Hekte (2.38g). Milesian standard. Striated type. Flattened striated surface / Double incuse punch. VF. Struck from the same punches as the previous and following lots.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) EL 1/6 Stater563 viewsca 650-600 BC. EL 1/6 Stater - Hekte (2.38g). Milesian standard. Striated type. Flattened striated surface / Double incuse punch. VF. Struck from the same punches as the previous two lots.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) EL 1/6 Stater576 viewsca 650-600 BC. EL Hekte - 1/6 Stater (2.28g). Milesian standard. Striated type. Flattened "haphazard" striated surface / Double incuse punch. Good VF. Although the present specimen does not have one of its square punches oriented diagonally, as the Weidauer specimens, the punches share common characteristics, such as a featureless surface and sides with vertical striations.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) EL 1/6 Stater383 viewsca 650-600 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (9mm, 2.42g). Lydo-Milesian standard. Striated type. Flattened striated surface / Double incuse square. Good VF.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) EL Stater828 viewsca 650-600 BC. EL Stater (14.52g). Milesian standard. Striated type. Flattened striated surface / Two rough incuse punches separated by a cleft. Good VF. Extremely rare, one of seven known staters of this type.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) EL Stater1670 viewsca 650-600 BC. EL Stater (17.60g). Samian-Euboeic standard. Blank / Circular incuse with geometric whirl pattern. EF. Unpublished.

This piece is distinctive for its elaborate circular shape of its punch without any "obverse" type. At this point in the early development of coinage, it appears that no convention had yet been established that one side or the other was to bear the primary design.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) EL Stater814 viewsca 650-600 BC. EL Stater (14.32g). Milesian standard. Striated type. Flattened striated surface / Two rough incuse punches separated by a cleft. VF. Extremely rare, one of seven known staters of this type. Struck from the same cleft as the following hemistater (lot 271), and the hemistaters in CNG 69, lot 421, and CNG 67, lot 702.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) EL Stater899 viewsca 650-600 BC. EL Stater (14.32g). Milesian standard. Striated type. Flattened striated surface / Two rough incuse punches separated by a cleft. VF. Extremely rare, one of seven known staters of this type. The same cleft was also used on the following hemistaters: CNG 70, lot 271; CNG 69, lot 421; and CNG 67, lot 702. The punch on the right was also used on the trite below (lot 940), and the following hemistaters and trites: Triton VIII, lot 434; CNG 70, lots 271 and 272; CNG 69, lots 421-422; and CNG 67, lots 702 and 703.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) Geometric - EL 1/24796 viewsca 650-600 BC. EL 1/24 Stater - Obol (6mm, 0.67g). Milesian standard. Geometric cross-hatching / Circular radiate incuse punch. VF for issue.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) thunderbolt - EL 1/12 Stater694 viewsca 600 BC. EL 1/12 Stater (1.13g). Milesian standard. Uncertain structure: Two broad parallel strings crossing four tresses / Incuse square with irregular surface. Missing in major references; possibly unpublished. EF.1 comments
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) thunderbolt - EL 1/6 Stater636 viewsca 600 BC. EL 1/6 Stater - Hekte (2.38g). Milesian Standard. Thunderbolt / Double incuse square punch. Good VF.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) thunderbolt - EL 1/6 Stater253 viewsca 600­-550 BC. EL Hekte - Sixth Stater (9.5mm, 2.36g). Lydo-­Milesian standard. Thunderbolt / Two incuse squares. VF. Extremely rare, apparently the second known.
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Ionian League (AD 139-144) AE 41 - Antoninus Pius1652 viewsLeague of Thirteen Cities. Antoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE41 - Medallion (52.38g, 12h). Marcus Claudius Fronto, asiarch and high priest of the Thirteen Cities. AV KAI TI AI AΔPIANOC ANTΩNЄINOC ЄV, laureate and draped bust left / KOINON IΓ ΠOΛЄΩN [ΠPO M KΛ ΦPONTΩN] ACIAPX KAI APX IΓ ΠOΛЄΩN, the Abduction of Persphone: Hades, with billowing chlamys, in quadriga driven right by Eros above, holding scepter in left hand and carrying away Persephone; fallen flower basket below horses. VF, red and dark grayish-green patina, edge crack, minor roughness. Extremely rare.
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Ionian League (AD 139-144) AE 42 - Antoninus Pius1913 viewsAntoninus Pius, 139-144 AD. Medallion AE42 (44.79g). ΑΥ ΚΑΙ ΤΙ ΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟΣ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟΣ ΕΥ, bust of laureate Antoninus left, wearing paludamentum / ΚΟΙΝΟΝ (ΓΙ ΠΟΛΕΩΝ) ΠΡΟ(ΝΟ Μ) ΚΛ ΦΡΟΝΤΩΝΟΣ ΑΣΙΑΡΧΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΑΡΧΙΕ(ΡΕΟΣ) ΓΙ ΠΟΛΕΩΝ, Demeter standing in biga drawn by winged snakes right, holding torch in each hand; biga on wave-shaped lines; M. Kl. Fronton, asiarch and archiereus of the Koinon of Ionia.
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Ionian League (AD 139-161) AE 36 - Marcus Aurelius658 viewsMarcus Aurelius, as Caesar, 139-161 AD. AE36 - Medallion (41.94g, 12h). Gillespie Type I. Marcus Claudius Fronto, asiarch and high priest of the Thirteen Cities. Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Tyche Soterios (Fortuna Redux) standing left. Near EF, blue-black patina with some bare metal showing through, minor smoothing in fields, obverse details slightly strengthened. One of two examples known to Gillespie, and the only one in private hands. Group CEM; ex Gillespie Coll., Münzhandlung Basel 10 (3/1938), lot 438; Münzhandlung Basel 3, (3/1935), lot 1012.
     
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