Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Maionia (AD 54-68) AE 15 - Nero 529 viewsNero, 54-68 AD. AE15 (2.83g). Menekrates, strategus. Struck circa 65 AD. Laureate head right / Man standing left, holding pine cone and scepter. Good VF, dark green-brown patina, attractive portrait.
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Maionia (AD 54-68) AE 15 - Nero113 viewsNero, 54-68 AD. AE15 (2.56g, 12h). Laureate head of Nero right / Draped bust of Mên right, with crescent at shoulders. VF, green patina.
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Maionia (AD 54-68) AE 18 - Nero306 viewsNero, 54-68 AD. AE18 (3.69g). T. Claudius Menekrates, magistrate. Laureate head right / Zeus standing left, holding eagle; monogram left. VF, dark green patina.
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Maionia (AD 54-68) AE 18 - Nero245 viewsNero, 54-68 AD. AE18 (2.49g), ca 65 AD. ΝΕPΩΝ - ΚΑΙCΑP, laureate head right / ΜΑΙΟΝΩΝ - ΜΕΝΕΚPΑΤΟΣ / Ε / Π - ΤΙ / ΚΛ, veiled goddess with scepter standing right. VF.
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Maionia (AD 54-68) AE 19 - Nero69 viewsNero, 54-68 AD. AE19 (4.09g). Ti. Kl. Menekrates, magistrate. NEPΩN KAIΣAP, laureate head right / MAIONΩN EΠ TI KΛ MENEKPATOYΣ, facing statue of female deity. VF.
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Maionia (AD 98-117) AE 31 - Trajan12 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD AE31 (14.28g). Li. Seilon, strategos. ΑVΤ ΚΑΙ ΝЄΡ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟС СЄΒ ΓЄΡ ΔΑ, laureate and draped bust right / ЄΠΙ ΛΙ СЄΙΛΩΝΟС СΤΡ ΜΑΙΟΝΩ, Athena standing left, holding crowning Nike and resting hand upon shield; spear behind to right. Extremely rare. VF. Plankenhorn coll.
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Maionia (AD 100-200) AE 1780 viewsca 2nd century AD. AE17 (2.99g, 7h). Selonus, magistrate. Draped bust of Demos right / Zeus standing left, holding uncertain object. Good VF, glossy green surfaces.
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Maionia (AD 100-270) AE 17724 viewsImperial Times, 2nd-3rd cent AD. AE17 (5.89g, 6h). Bare head of Hercules left / MAIONΩN, Silenus seated right on wicker calathus, holding [cantharus in right hand] and infant Dionysus on left knee with left. EF, blue-black patina. Extremely rare. Ex Cain Coll.
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Maionia (AD 117-138) AE 16327 viewsunder Roman rule, time of Hadrian, 117-138 AD. AE16 (2.77g). Laureate bust beardless Herakles right, lion skin tied around shoulders / ΜΑΙΟΝΩΝ between gorytos (bow case) with bow and club, bee above. Dark green patina, VF. Gutknecht coll.
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Maionia (AD 117-138) AE 17292 viewsunder Roman rule, time of Hadrian, 117-138 AD. AE17 (2.38g). Laureate bust beardless Herakles right, lion skin tied around shoulders / ΜΑΙΟΝΩΝ between gorytos (bow case) with bow and club, bee above. Dark green patina, VF. Righetti coll.
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Maionia (AD 117-138) AE 17502 viewsTime of Hadrian, 117-138 AD. AE17 (3.8g). ΜΑΙΟΝΩΝ, laureate bust of Senate right / ΕΠΙ CEIΛΩΠΟC, Zeus standing left. Very fine.1 comments
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Maionia (AD 117-138) AE 20294 viewsQuasi-autonomous, time of Hadrian, 117-138 AD. AE20 (5.58g), struck under epistrategos Demetrios. MAIO - NΩN, bearded bust of Herakles left / EΠI ΔHMH - TPIOV, Omphale advancing right, holding club over left shoulder and lion skin. Rare, good F. Hoeft coll.
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Maionia (AD 117-138) AE 2781 viewsTime of Hadrian. 117-138 AD. AE27 (11.01g, 1h). Apollonios, strategos for the second time. Draped bust of Zeus Olympios left, wearing taenia / Minerva seated left on cuirass, holding Victory. Good VF, earthen green patina. Extremely rare, with RPC citing just two specimens.
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Maionia (AD 138-161) - Faustina Senior193 viewsFaustina Senior, wife of Antoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. AE22 (5.22g). ΦAVCTEINA CEBACTH; Draped bust right / [EΠI MOVKIANOV] MAIONΩN; Demeter (?) standing left, holding long scepter and grain ears.

There is also a coin of Faustina II from Maeonia (SNG Righetti 1040) with a different portrait style and hair-style. Because the portrait on this coin resembles the portrait of Faustina Senior as encountered on imperial coinage and because Münsterberg mentions a magistrate Moukianos in the time of Antoninus Pius, I am attributing this coin to the elder Faustina.
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Maionia (AD 138-180) AE 23232 viewsTime of Antoninus Pius or Marcus Aurelius, ca AD 138-180. AE23 (9.40g, 7h). Head of Zeus Olympios left, wearing taenia / Cybele seated left, holding patera, resting elbow on drum. Near VF. Ex Alighieri Coll.
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Maionia (AD 147-176) AE 20 - Faustina II73 viewsFaustina II, Augusta, 147-176 AD. AE20 (6.00g). ΦAYCTЄINA CЄBACTH, draped bust right / CTP TO Γ AΠΠA MAIONΩN, Demeter standing facing, head left, holding grain ears, poppy and long torch. VF.
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Maionia (AD 147-176) AE 22 - Faustina II348 viewsFaustina II, 147-176 AD. AE22 (6.01g). ΦAVCTЄINA – NЄA CЄBACT, draped bust of Faustina right / MAIONΩN ЄΠI KO VCINIOV APX A, Demeter standing left holding crops and scepter. Very fine.1 comments
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Maionia (AD 147-176) AE 22 - Faustina II375 viewsFaustina II, 147-176 AD. AE22 (5.22g). ΦAVCTЄINA - NЄA CЄBACT, draped bust of Faustina right / ЄΠI KVЄINT-V APX A MAIONΩN, Demeter standing left holding crops and scepter. Dark green patina. Good very fine.1 comments
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Maionia (AD 147-176) AE 22 - Faustina II106 viewsFaustina II, Augusta, 147-176 AD. AE22 (5.49g). ΦAYCTЄINA CЄBACTH, draped bust right / ЄΠI AIΛ NЄΩNOC MAIONΩN, Demeter standing left, holding corn ears, poppy and torch. VF.
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Maionia (AD 147-176) AE 22 - Faustina II75 viewsFaustina II, 147-176 AD. AE22 (6.03g). Magistrate Diodoros (Archon). ΦAYCTЄINA CЄBACTH, draped bust right / ЄΠI ΔIOΔΩPOY APX A MAIONΩN, female figure with veil standing facing, head left. VF.
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Maionia (AD 161-169) AE 28 - Lucius Verus9 viewsLucius Verus, 161-169 AD. AE28 (10.85g). Quintos II, first archon. Α Κ Λ ΑVΡ ΒΗΡOС, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ЄΠΙ ΚVΙΝΤOV Β ΑΡΧΑ Τ Β ΜΑΙOΝΩΝ, Athena standing left, holding crowning Nike and resting hand upon shield. Extremely rare. VF. Ex Aufhäuser 7 (10/1990), lot 486. Plankenhorn coll.
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Maionia (AD 161-180) AE 26278 viewsTime of Marcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE26. Zeus Olympios left / Cybele, turreted, enthroned left, holding patera in right hand, left resting on tympanum.
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Maionia (AD 161-180) AE 16 - Marcus Aurelius130 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE16 (4.36g). M ∙AVPЄΛIOC HPOC KAI, head right. / MAIO NΩN, cultus-statue of Artemis Ephesia to front. Very fine.
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Maionia (AD 161-180) AE 17189 viewsTime of Marcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE17 (4.33g, 12h). Bare head of Hercules left / Omphale advancing right, wearing lion’s skin, holding club over shoulder. VF, dark green and brown patina.

In expiation for his murder of Iphitus at Tiryns, Hercules was compelled by the Delphic oracle to serve Omphale, Queen of Lydia, for one year. During this time, he performed a number of labors, similar to those which he undertook while serving Eurystheus, including the capture of the Cercopes, the killing of the Syleus, and the conquest of the city of the Itones. At the same time, he was forced to wear women’s clothing and spin wool while, according to the poet Ovid (Fasti 2.305), Omphale wore Hercules’ lion’s skin and carried his club. However, these actions seemed to have little ill-effect on the hero; after his year’s service was completed, Hercules married Omphale.
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Maionia (AD 161-180) AE 18127 viewsTime of Marcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE18 (3.10g, 7h). Draped bust of the Senate right, IЄPA CYNKΛHTOC around / MAIONΩN, cult statue of Artemis Ephesia standing facing. aEF. Edge at obv. 2 o’clock somewhat rough.
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Maionia (AD 161-180) AE 1877 viewsTime of Marcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE18 (3.63g). ΖEYC OΛYMΠIOC, diademed and draped head of Zeus left / MAIONΩN, cult statue of Artemis Ephesia standing facing, with supports. VF.
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Maionia (AD 161-180) AE 20352 viewsTime of Marcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE20 (4.78g). Strategos Appas III. Bearded head of Heracles left / Omphale advancing right, wearinglion’s skin, and holding club over left shoulder. Good very fine.
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Maionia (AD 161-180) AE 33 - Marcus Aurelius188 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE33 (23.86g). Draped bust right / Demeter in biga of snakes right. Dark tone, F.1 comments
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Maionia (AD 161-180) AE 35 - Marcus Aurelius309 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE35 (24.70g), struck under archon Quintus. AVT KAIC - ANTΩNEINOC AVP, laureate bust right / EΠI KVEINTOV B APX A MAIONIΩN, Hades with blowing clothes in galloping quadriga right, head left, holding scepter and reins, clasping struggling Persephone waving arms in distress; her flower basket below horses, flying Eros above. Rare, about VF, two flan cracks. Hoeft coll.; ex Burnstein coll.

Hades fell in love with Persephone, the daughter of Demeter, and asked Zeus for permission to marry her. Zeus feared to offend his eldest brother by a downright refusal, but knew also that Demeter would not forgive him if Persephone were committed to the underworld. Zeus "therefore answered politically that he could neither give nor withhold his consent." This emboldened Hades to abduct Persephone, as she was picking flowers in a meadow, and carry her away in his horse-drawn chariot to the underworld.
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Maionia (AD 193-211) AE 18 - Septimius Severus212 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE18 (2.71g). Laureate head right / MAIO-NΩN, Herakles standing right, leaning on club and holding cornucopiae. Fine, grayish-green patina.
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Maionia (AD 193-211) AE 18 - Septimius Severus10 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE18 (3.71g). Ioulian Gl-, magistrate. AV KAI CЄBHPOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ЄΠI IOVΛΙAN ΓΛ MAIONΩN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. Rare. VF. Plankenhorn coll.
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Maionia (AD 193-211) AE 19284 viewsTime of Septimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE19 (4.35g, 6h). Damas, magistrate. Bearded head of Hercules left / Omphale advancing right, wearing Hercules’ lion skin and carrying his club. VF, earthen green patina. Group CEM.

In expiation for his murder of Iphitos at Tiryns, Hercules was compelled by the Delphic oracle to serve Omphale, Queen of Lydia, for one year. During this time, he performed a number of labors, similar to those which he undertook while serving Eurystheus, including the capture of the Kerkopes, the killing of the Syleus, and the conquest of the city of the Itones. At the same time, he was forced to wear women’s clothing and spin wool and, according to the poet Ovid (Fasti 2.305), Omphale even wore Hercules’ lion skin and carried his club while ordering him about. However, these actions seemed to have little ill-effect on the hero; after his year’s service was completed, Hercules married Omphale.
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Maionia (AD 193-211) AE 19 - Julia Domna280 viewsJulia Domna, wife of Septimius Severus, AD 193-211. AE19 (3.70g). ΙΟΛΙΑ CΕΒΑC, head right / MAIONΩN; Tyche standing left, holding cornucopiae. Lovely obverse portrait and detail, weaker reverse.1 comments
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Maionia (AD 193-211) AE 22 - Septimius Severus78 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE22 (9.53g). Laureate head right / Standing figure in togatus. Dark green patina, VF. Franke coll.
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Maionia (AD 193-211) AE 29 - Julia Domna277 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE29 (13.00g, 6h). Dama-, magistrate. Draped bust right / Demeter, holding torch in each hand, standing left in car drawn by biga of winged serpents. EF, attractive green patina, some very minor roughness. Very rare and better than the illustrated specimens. From Group CEM.
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Maionia (AD 193-211) AE 35 - Septimius Severus327 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE35 (22.57g), struck under archon Julianus. AV [KAI] Λ CE - Π CEVHP[OC ΠE]P - TIN, draped, cuirassed, laureate bust right / EΠI IO[VΛI]AN - OV [TAAB(??) APXONTOC], Dionysos in long garment, holding thyrsos in left arm, leaning right on biga drawn by two Centaurs and resting with right arm on back; the Centaur in front, looks back and holds a club in right arm and torch in raised left hand, the other Centaur holds torch in right hand; in ex. MAI[ONΩ]N. F+, surfaces with porosity. Hoeft coll.1 comments
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Maionia (AD 193-211) AE 35 - Septimius Severus114 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE35 (23.1g). AV KAI Λ CEΠ CEOVHPO, laureate and cuirassed bust right / APX A TO B MAIONΩN / EΠI ΔAMAB CABINI, Dionysos standing left on biga drawn by two panthers, holding thyrsos and pours wine from kantharos. VF.
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Maionia (AD 193-211) AE 36 - Septimius Severus601 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211. AE36 - Medallion (25.13g, 12h). AY KAI Λ CЄΠ CЄΟ ΥΗΡΟC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΜΑΙΟΝΩΝ, Dionysus, holding thyrsus and reins, in chariot drawn by two panthers and guided by Eros; above, maenad left playing tambourine; in exergue, ЄΠΙ ∆ΑΜΑΒ CΑΒЄ INIANOY APX ATOB.

The theme of the Dionysiac procession represents the struggle of the young god, son of Zeus and Semele, to gain his place among the gods of the Greek pantheon. In literature his progression, accompanied by satyrs and maenads, is hailed from Greece to the shores of India, i.e. the entire known world, as he brings ectasy and the knowledge of wine to all peoples.
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Maionia (AD 193-235) AE 19343 viewsImperial Times, early 3rd cent AD. AE19 (4.30g). Bare head of Hercules left, wearing beard / MAIONΩN, Hercules advancing right, wearing lion skin and holing club over shoulder. Nice very fine.
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Maionia (AD 198-217) AE 34 - Caracalla298 viewsCaracalla, 211-217 AD. AE34 (24.48g). ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΑΥΡ CЄΥΗ ΑΝΤΩΝЄΙΝΟC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ЄΠΙ Μ ΟΥ Γ ΛΙΚΙΝ-ΝΙΑΝΟΥ ΑΡΧ Α / Κ CΤЄΦΑ-ΝΗΦΟΡΟΥ / ΜΑΙΟΝΩ-Ν, Zeus Lydios standing right with eagle and scepter next to cult-statue of Kore. Very rare. Chestnut brown patina, VF.1 comments
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Maionia (AD 209-211) AE 20 - Geta115 viewsGeta, 209-211 AD. AE20 (6.0g). Λ CЄ ΓЄΤΑC KAI, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ЄΠI HPAKΛЄΙΔΟΥ APX TO Γ MAIONΩN, cult statue of Kore. EF.
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Maionia (AD 209-211) AE 22 - Geta7 viewsGeta, 209-211 AD. AE22 (4.85g). Herakleidos, third archon. Λ CЄ ΓЄTAC KAI, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ЄΠI HPAKΛЄIΔOV AP TO Γ MAIO / NΩN, Hermes standing left, holding purse and caduceus. Very rare. gVF. Plankenhorn coll.
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Maionia (AD 209-211) AE 26 - Geta82 viewsGeta, 209-211 AD. AE26 (9.39g). Λ CЄΠT ΓЄTAC KAI, bare head right / ЄΠI ΔAMA APX MAIONΩNTO B, Zeus standing left with extended right arm. VF.
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Maionia (AD 249-251) AE 19114 viewsTime of Trajanus Decius, 249-251 AD. AE19 (3.6g). Two bunches of grapes on vine / MAIONΩN, Herakles standing facing, head left, holding club, cornucopia and lion skin. VF.
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Maionia (AD 249-251) AE 23246 viewsTime of Trajan Decius, 249-251 AD. AE23 (4.53g, 6h). Turreted, veiled, and draped bust of Tyche left / Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. VF, mottled tan, brown, and green surfaces.
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Maionia (AD 249-251) AE 23277 viewsTime of Trajan Decius, 249-251 AD. AE23 (5.79g). ΙЄΡΑ CΥΝΚΛΗΤΟC, bust of Senate left / ЄΠΙ ΑΥΡ ΑΠΦΙΑΝΟΥ ΑΡΧ Α ΜΑΙ/ΟΝ−ΩΝ, cult-statue of Kore. Green patina, GVF. Ex Gorny & Mosch 115, 2002, 1377; ex GM 90, 1998, 606.
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Maionia (AD 249-251) AE 31 - Herennia Etruscilla86 viewsHerennia Etruscilla, Augusta, 249-251 AD. AE31 (14.89g). ЄPЄN ЄTPOYCKIΛΛA CЄBA, draped bust right / ЄΠ AYP AΠΦIANOY TOY K AΘHNAIOY / AP A MAIONΩN, Zeus Lydios Standing left, holding eagle and sceptre. Very rare. VF.
 
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