Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

Apollonis (AD 69-96) AE 23277 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.
Apollonis (AD 69-96) AE 25108 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.
Apollonis (AD 80-120) AE 415 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.
Apollonis (AD 80-120) AE 13299 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.
Apollonis (AD 100-200) AE301 viewsImperial times, 2nd century AD. AE (2.51g). ΑΠΟΛΛΩ-ΝΙΔΕ, bust of Apollo right / IEPA CΥΝ-ΚΛΗΤΟC, bust of Synkletos right. VF.
Apollonis (AD 100-200) AE 14228 views2nd century AD. AE14 (1.99g). Draped bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver over shoulder / ΑΠΟΛΛΩΝΙΔΕΩΝ, fired altar. aEF.
Apollonis (AD 117-138) AE 18 - Hadrian323 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.
Apollonis (AD 138-192) AE 1923 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.
Apollonis (AD 139-161) AE 29 - Marcus Aurelius635 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 Unpublished in the major references.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.
Apollonis (AD 147-175) AE 19 - Faustina II2 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.
Apollonis (AD 160-169) AE 18340 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.
Apollonis (AD 160-169) AE 19134 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.
Apollonis (AD 161-180) AE 19 - Faustina II1343 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.
Apollonis (AD 177-192) AE 25 - Commodus37 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.
Apollonis (AD 198-209) AE 19 - Geta289 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.
Apollonis (AD 198-217) AE 35 - Caracalla182 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.
Apollonis (AD 222-235) AE 36 - Severus Alexander116 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.
Apollonis (BC 200-0) AE 15189 viewsLate 2nd-1st century BC. AE15 (3.4g). Macedonian shield ornamented with five stars / AΠOΛΛΩ-NIΔEΩN, club. VF.
Apollonis (BC 200-0) AE 19580 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.
Apollonis (BC 200-0) AE 20428 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.
Apollonis (BC 200-100) AE365 views2nd century BC. AE (2.08g). Laureate head of Asklepios right / ΑΠΟΛΛΟ-ΝΙΔΕΩΝ, staff with entwined snake. VF. Very rare.
Apollonis (BC 200-100) AE 15295 views2nd century BC. AE15 (2.33g). Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / ΑΠΟΛΛΟ-ΝΙΔΕΩΝ, thunderbolt. Brown patina, F. Rare. Righetti coll.
Apollonis (BC 200-100) AE 16245 views2nd-1st century BC. AE16 (3.20g). Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / ΑΠΟΛΛΟ-ΝΙΔΕΩΝ, winged thunderbolt. VF.
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