Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Apollonis (AD 69-96) AE 23331 viewsUnder Roman protection, semi-autonomous, 1st century AD. AE23 (7.72g). ΘΕΟΝ CΥΝ-ΚΛΗΤΟΝ (retrograde), draped bust of Senate right; c/m: bee / ΑΠΟΛΛΩΝ[ΙΔΕΩΝ], eagle with open wings standing right, head left. Brown patina, VF. Righetti coll.
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Apollonis (AD 69-96) AE 25182 views1st century AD. AE23 (7.41g). ΘΕΟΝ CΥΝ-ΚΛΗΤΟΝ (retrograde), draped bust of Senate right / ΑΠΟΛΛΩΝΙΔΕΩΝ, eagle with open wings standing right, head left. Olive green patina with red stain, minor striking weakness around edge. gVF. Franke coll.
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Apollonis (AD 80-120) AE 464 viewsAutonomous issues, late 1st or early 2nd century AD. AE (2.11g, 6h). ΘΕΟΝ CΥΝ-ΚΛΗΤΟΝ, draped female bust of Boule right / ΑΠΟΛΛΩ-ΝΙΔΕΩΝ, kithara. VF.
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Apollonis (AD 80-120) AE 13346 viewsAutonomous issues, late 1st or early 2nd century AD. AE13 (1.74g, 6h). Draped female bust of Senate right, wearing Flavian-style coiffure / Cithara. Good VF.
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Apollonis (AD 100-200) AE350 viewsImperial times, 2nd century AD. AE (2.51g). ΑΠΟΛΛΩ-ΝΙΔΕ, bust of Apollo right / IEPA CΥΝ-ΚΛΗΤΟC, bust of Synkletos right. VF.
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Apollonis (AD 100-200) AE 14279 views2nd century AD. AE14 (1.99g). Draped bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver over shoulder / ΑΠΟΛΛΩΝΙΔΕΩΝ, fired altar. aEF.
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Apollonis (AD 117-138) AE 18 - Hadrian360 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE18 (3.30g). Laureate and draped bust right / Dionysos standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos. VF, dark grayish-green patina. Wagner Coll.
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Apollonis (AD 138-192) AE 184 viewsTime of the Antonines, 138-192 AD. AE18 (3.12g). Helmeted bust of Athena right, wearing aegis and with spear over shoulder / ΑΠΟΛΛΩΝΙΔЄΩΝ, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. Very rare. gVF. Plankenhorn coll.
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Apollonis (AD 138-192) AE 1988 viewsTime of the Antonines, 138-192 AD. AE19 (4.95g). ΘЄΟΝ CVNKΛHTON, draped bust of the Senate right; countermark: bee within incuse circle; legends partially retrograde / ΑΠΟΛΛΩΝΙΔЄΩΝ, Dionysus standing left, holding thyrsus and pouring cantharus. gVF.
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Apollonis (AD 139-161) AE 29 - Marcus Aurelius727 viewsMarcus Aurelius (as Caesar?), 139-161 AD. AE29 (17.20g), Aeschrion and Hermokrates, magistrates. AV KAI M AVPHΛIOC ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟC, bare-headed and draped bust right / ΑΠΟΛΩΝΙΔΕΩΝ across field, ΑΠ ΕPΜΟΚPΑΤΟC ΑΙCXPΙΩΝΟC, Zeus standing left, holding eagle and sceptre. Good VF, dark brown patina. Unpublished in the major references.

The magistrate Hermokrates is known for Apollonis through several coins of Lucius Verus. The portrait and titles suggest a date late in Aurelius' service as Caesar or immediately after he succeeded Antoninus Pius in 161 AD. The second magistrate, Aeschrion, is known from one other coin, also of Lucius Verus, from Apollonia, which has been identified as Apollonia Salbace in Caria, Mionnet III pg. 332, 173). It is tempting to see them as the same person. But Apollonis in Lydia and Apollonia Salbace are some distance apart, and it is difficult to see the connection. However, there are a number of other Apollonias in Asia Minor, and one of them, Apollonia on the Caicus in Mysia, is only some 20 miles from Apollonis. Perhaps the two close neighbors shared more than a similarity in names, and there was a civic connection.
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Apollonis (AD 147-175) AE 19 - Faustina II66 viewsFaustina II, Augusta, 147-175 AD. AE19 (4.74g). СЄΒΑСΤΗ ΦΑVСΤΙΝA, draped bust right / ΑΠOΛΛΩΝΙΔЄΩΝ, uncertain figure (Demeter?) standing facing, holding urn and grain ears. Extremely rare. VF.
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Apollonis (AD 160-169) AE 18397 viewsBronze of Hermokrates, Strategos, 160-169 AD. AE18 (3.81g). ΑΠΟΛΛΩΝ-ΙΔΕΩΝ, draped bust of turreted Tyche right / ΕΠΙ CΤΡ ΕΡΜΟΚΡΑΤΟΥC, Modius filled with ears and popy heads. Light green patina, gVF.
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Apollonis (AD 160-169) AE 19184 viewsTime of Lucius Verus, 160-169 AD. AE19 (4.48g). Hermokrates, Strategos. ΑΠΟΛΛΩΝ ΙΔЄΩΝ, draped bust of turreted Tyche right / ЄΠΙ CΤΡ ЄΡΜΟΚΡΑΤΟΥC, Modius filled with ears and popy heads. Nice green patina, gVF.
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Apollonis (AD 161-180) AE 19 - Faustina II1406 viewsFaustina II, wife of Marcus Aurelius, died 175 AD. AE19 (5.12g). ΦA-VCTEINA- CEBACT; draped bust right / AΠOΛΛWNITEΩN; Demeter standing; holding in right hand poppy-heads and corn-ears; left hand resting on long torch. Very fine.
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Apollonis (AD 177-192) AE 25 - Commodus88 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE25 (8.11g). Moschianos Philippos, magistrate. AVTOK Λ AV KOMOΔΟC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ЄΠΙ APX MOCXI AΠΟΛΛΟΝIΔЄ / Ω – Ν, Tyche standing left with phiale and cornucopia; altar at feet to left. VF.
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Apollonis (AD 193-211) AE 25 - Septimius Severus3 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE25 (7.66g). AVT KAI CЄOVHPOC, laureate head right / AΠOΛΛΩNIΔЄΩN, krater. Extremely rare. VF. Plankenhorn coll.
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Apollonis (AD 193-217) AE 22 – Julia Domna2 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE22 (4.41g). IOVΛIA ΔOMNA CЄB, draped bust right; countermark: bareheaded male bust right / AΠOΛΛΩNIΔЄΩN, river god reclining left, holding reed and resting elbow upon overturned urn from which liquid flows. Extremely rare. VF. Plankenhorn coll.
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Apollonis (AD 198-209) AE 19 - Geta336 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 198-209 AD. AE19 (3.89g, 1h). Bare-headed and draped bust right / ΑΠΟΛΛΩ-ΝΙΔΕΩΝ, cross-hatched urn containing five grain ears and two poppies. VF, green-black patina.
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Apollonis (AD 198-217) AE 35 - Caracalla228 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE35 (22.03g, 12h). Demetrius, son of Apellas, magistrate. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; countermark: laureate bust right within circular incuse / Dionysus, wearing short chiton, standing facing, head left, holding cantharus and leaning on thyrsus. Good VF, dark green patina. From Group CEM.
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Apollonis (AD 222-235) AE 36 - Severus Alexander159 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE36 (20.71g, 5h). L. Septimius Euphratos, magistrate. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Apollo standing right within hexastyle temple. Fine, brown patina, light roughness and a faint scratches. Ex Frederick Coll.
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Apollonis (BC 200-0) AE 15248 viewsLate 2nd-1st century BC. AE15 (3.4g). Macedonian shield ornamented with five stars / AΠOΛΛΩ-NIΔEΩN, club. VF.
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Apollonis (BC 200-0) AE 19649 views2nd-1st century BC. AE19 (5.96g). Macedonian shield with central star / ΑΠΟΛΛΩ-ΝΙΔΕΩΝ, club in dotted circle. Fine green patina, EF. Very rare. Gutknecht coll.
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Apollonis (BC 200-0) AE 20495 views2nd century BC. AE20 (3.41g). Turreted head of Tyche right / Zeus sitting on throne left, holding scepter in left hand and thunderbolt in right, ΑΠΟΛΛΩΝΙΔΕΩΝ to right.
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Apollonis (BC 200-1) AE 162 views2nd-1st centuries BC. AE16 (3.49g). Youthful head of Dionysos right, wearing ivy wreath / ΑΠΟΛ / ΛΩΝΙ / ΔΕΩΝ, legend in three lines; monogram above and below; all within wreath. Extremely rare. VF. Plankenhorn coll.
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Apollonis (BC 200-100) AE423 views2nd century BC. AE (2.08g). Laureate head of Asklepios right / ΑΠΟΛΛΟ-ΝΙΔΕΩΝ, staff with entwined snake. VF. Very rare.
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Apollonis (BC 200-100) AE 15335 views2nd century BC. AE15 (2.33g). Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / ΑΠΟΛΛΟ-ΝΙΔΕΩΝ, thunderbolt. Brown patina, F. Rare. Righetti coll.
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Apollonis (BC 200-100) AE 16302 views2nd-1st century BC. AE16 (3.20g). Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / ΑΠΟΛΛΟ-ΝΙΔΕΩΝ, winged thunderbolt. VF.
 
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