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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Ionia Uncertain (BC 625-600) Swastika - EL 1/6380 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 1/6336 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 1/6255 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 Stater777 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 477 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 Stater757 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 Stater936 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 1409 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 Stater661 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 373 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 Stater632 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 Stater628 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 Stater605 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 Stater586 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 Stater596 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 Stater576 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 Stater550 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 Stater558 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 Stater362 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 Stater803 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 Stater1614 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 Stater791 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 Stater876 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) Figural - EL Stater1726 viewsca 650-600 BC. EL Stater (14.22g). Milesian standard. Figural type. Sphinx seated left on ground line; cross with terminal pellets to left / Irregular incuse. Unpublished. Good VF. Unique. This previously unknown type almost certainly has an Ionian origin, but the specific mint remains unknown. The sphinx appears as a civic emblem on archaic coins of both Chios and Samothrace, but Samothrace did not issue electrum, and the electrum staters of Chios, although struck on the same weight standard as the present coin, are of a distinctly different style (cf. Baldwin, Chios, pl. I, 1-12). The cross with terminal pellets -- perhaps a solar symbol is exceptional by its appearance here as a subsidiary symbol. Such subsidiary symbols are rare on early electrum (but cf. Triton VIII, lots 399-405, for the use of a pentagram or a triad of pellets as symbols on the early electrum of Ephesos). The cross with terminal pellets does appear on other uncertain early electrum (cf. Traite I 7, pl. I, 6) and is employed regularly as a reverse type on the electrum of Miletos (with a central pellet in addition to the terminal pellets; cf. SNG Kayhan 440-449).
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) Geometric - EL 1/24775 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 Stater667 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 Stater613 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 Stater232 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 Pius1601 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 Pius1858 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 Aurelius607 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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