Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Philadelphia (AD 35-37) AE 16 - Tiberius Gemellus731 viewsTiberius Gemellus(?), co-heir of Tiberius. AE16 (3.18g), struck ca 35-37 AD. TIBERION [CEBACTON], bare head of Tiberius Gemellus(?) right / N[EO]KEC"PEIC, winged thunderbolt. Dark green patina, gF. Extremely rare.

Tiberius Gemellus, born 19 AD, was twin brother to Germanicus Gemellus. They were the sons of Livilla, sister of Germanicus and Claudius, and given to her husband Drusus, son of emperor Tiberius. However, it is probable that they were fathered by Sejanus, the ambitious prefect of Tiberius. During the last years of Tiberius' life, his options for an heir had narrowed to his only 'grandson' Tiberius Gemellus and his grandnephew Caligula. Both men were adopted as co-heirs in 35. However, when Tiberius died in 37, the prefect Macro declared Caligula the new emperor, as the two had prearranged. For appearances, Tiberius Gemellus was hailed princeps iuventutis, but within months was executed for treason. This portrait is especially important because it depicts him not as a child, but as a teen and heir to the throne. All coins from this issue share the same obverse die.
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Philadelphia (AD 37-41) AE 14 - Caligula177 viewsGaius (Caligula), 37-41 AD. AE14 (2.37g, 12h). Kleandros, philokaisar. ΓAIOC KAICAP, bare head right; lituus to right / Winged thunderbolt; above, ΦIΛA/ΔЄΛΦЄωN in two lines; KΛЄANΔPOC below. VF, green patina, some reverse roughness. Rare.
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Philadelphia (AD 37-41) AE 14 - Caligula123 viewsCaligula, 37-41 AD. AE14 (3.26g). Magistrate Gaios Ioulios Diodotos. Head right, behind, star / winged thunderbolt. Extremely rare. VF.
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Philadelphia (AD 37-41) AE 16 - Caligula126 viewsGaius (Caligula), 37-41 AD. AE16 (3.96g, 12h). Hermogenes, victor in the Olympic Games. ΓAIOΣ KAIΣAP, bare head of Caligula right / ΦIΛAΔEΛΦE[ΩN EPMOΓ]ENHΣ OΛVM/[ΠIO]NIKHΣ, jugate, laureat busts of the Dioscuri right; palm branch behind. VF, green and brown patina. Rare.

RPC (p. 492) notes: “A very large number of ‘magistrates’ sign the coins (of Philadelphia) under Caligula: fifteen are certainly attested for his four-year reign. They give themselves various different descriptions and titles: priest of Germanicus, Olympic victor, philopatris, grammateus, and in a number of cases philokaisar. The impression created by this variety is that the persons are mentioned just as individuals rather than as holders of any specific magistracy; alternatively, one might think in terms of a board of some kind, as at Hierapolis.”
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Philadelphia (AD 37-41) AE 17 - Caligula447 viewsGaius (Caligula), 37-41 AD. AE17 (4.73g, 12h). Makedon, magistrate. Bare head right / capricorn left, bearing cornucopiae; monogram to left; ΜΑΚΕΔωΝ in exergue. Good VF, olive patina with traces of earthen overtones. Very rare magistrate, only three examples cited in RPC: one in Wintherthur, a second in Vienna, the third in a private collection.
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Philadelphia (AD 37-41) AE 17 - Caligula158 viewsGaius (Caligula), 37-41 AD. AE17 (3.83g, 12h). Epikrates, magistrate. Bare head of Caligula right / Jugate laureate busts of the Dioscuri right. Near VF, dark brown patina, flan split. Very rare. Geranio coll.
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Philadelphia (AD 37-41) AE 18 - Caligula315 viewsCaligula, 37-41 AD, and Artemon Hermogenous. AE18 (4.14g). Laureate head right, ΓΑΙΟC KAICAP ΓΕΡΜΑΝΙKOC / Panther right, head turned back and holding thyrsus, APTEMWN EPMOΓENOYC NEOKAICAPEWN. About very fine.
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Philadelphia (AD 37-41) AE 18 - Caligula294 viewsGaius (Caligula), 37-41 AD. AE18 (5.31g). Kleandros Philokaisar, magistrate. Bare head right / Capricorn left with cornucopiae; monogram before. VF, dark green patina.
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Philadelphia (AD 37-41) AE 18 - Caligula362 viewsGaius (Caligula). 37-41 AD. AE18 (5.12g, 12h). Bare head of Gaius (Caligula) right / Capricorn left, bearing cornucopia on its back; monogram above. Near EF, dark green patina. Wagner Coll.; ex Waddell I (12/1982), lot 281.
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Philadelphia (AD 37-41) AE 18 - Caligula388 viewsCaligula, 37-41 AD. AE18 (3.45g). Menekles Philopatris, magistrate. ΓAIOΣ KAIΣAP, bare head right / ΦIΛAΔEΛΦEΩN MENEKΛHΣ ΦIΛOΠATPIΣ, laureate busts of the Dioscouroi right.1 comments
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Philadelphia (AD 37-41) AE 19 - Caligula334 viewsGaius (Caligula), 37-41 AD. AE19 (4.27g, 2h). Artemon, son of Hermogenos, moneyer. ΓΑΙΟC ΚΑΙCΑP ΓΕPΜΑΝ[ΙΚΟC] / ΝΕΟΚΑΙCΑPΕΩΝ, laureate head right / ΑΓΡΙΠΠΙ[Ν]ΑΝ ΑP[ΤΕΜΩ]Ν ΕΠΜΟΓΕΝΟC, Agrippina Senior seated right on chair with ornate legs, holding sceptre and cornucopiae. VF, choice jade green patina. Rare.

It appears that the names of locals on the coins of Philadelphia do not represent magistrates in charge of a specific office, but rather citizens who may have sponsored the production of a certain series of coins. Artemon, in this case, may have dedicated a shrine to the emperor's mother, and celebrated the event with a coin issue.
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Philadelphia (AD 37-41) AE 19 - Caligula28 viewsCaligula, 37-41 AD. AE19 (4.51g). Melanthus, magistrate. ΓAIOΣ KAIΣAP, bare head of Caligula right, star to left / ΦIΛAΔЄΛΦЄΩN / MЄΛANΘOΣ IЄPЄYΣ / ΓЄPMANIKOY, jugate, laureate, and draped busts of the Dioscuri right. gVF.
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Philadelphia (AD 41-54) AE 18 - Claudius198 viewsClaudius, 41-54 AD. AE18 (4.89g), Magistrate Seleucus. Laureate head right / five ears of corn. Minor roughness. Very rare. gVF.
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Philadelphia (AD 41-54) AE 20 - Claudius417 viewsClaudius, 41-54 AD. AE20 (4.21g). Laureate head right, T KΛΑYΔΙΟC ΓEPMANIKOC KAICAP / four ears of corn, ΦIΛΑΔΕΛΦΕΩΝ NEOKAICAREΩΝ MAPOC. VF.
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Philadelphia (AD 50-59) AE 16 - Agrippina II152 viewsAgrippina minor. Augusta, 50-59 AD. AE16 (3.2g). Ti. Neikanor, magistrate. ΑΓΡΙΠΠΙΝΑ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΗ, draped bust right / ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΕΩΝ ΝΕΙΚΑNΩΡ, cornucopia. EF.
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Philadelphia (AD 54-68) AE 17 - Nero287 viewsNero, 54-68 AD. AE17 (4.09g, 7h), struck 54-59 AD. Draped bust right / Hekate standing facing, holding torch in each hand. Good VF, black patina. Ex. Wagner Coll.
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Philadelphia (AD 69-79) AE 20 - Vespasian224 viewsVespasian, 69-79 AD. AE20 (9.54g, 1h). Herodes and Polemaios, epimelethentes. Laureate head right / Zeus Lydios standing left, holding patera and scepter; altar before. VF, brown surfaces, a little rough. Ex Wagner Coll.
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Philadelphia (AD 69-81) AE 13 - Domitian237 viewsDomitian, as Caesar, 69-81 AD. AE13 (2.28g). ΔO[MITIAN KAIΣAP], cuirassed bust right / [ΦΛABI ΦI]ΛAΔЄΛΦЄΩN, Apollo Kitharoidos. Light green patina, VF.
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Philadelphia (AD 79-81) AE 18 - Titus 38 viewsTitus, 79-81 AD. AE18 (4.08g). TITOC KAICAP, laureate head right / ΦΛABIΩN ΦIΛAΔEΛΦEΩN, female cult statue facing between two lions. GVF.
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Philadelphia (AD 81-96) AE 17 - Domitian244 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE17.40 (3.12 g). Laureate head right, ΔOMITIANOC KAICAP / Female cult statue, EΠΙ ΛΑΓΕTA ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΕWN. Attractive very fine.
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Philadelphia (AD 81-96) AE 18 - Domitian126 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE18 (3.81g, 12h), Lagetas, magistrate. ΔOMITIANOC KAICAP, Laureate head right / εΠI ΛAΓETA TO B ΦΛAB ΦIΛAΔεΛΦεWN, Female cult statue. gVF, light green patina. Scarce. Tricarico coll.1 comments
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Philadelphia (AD 81-96) AE 18 - Domitian74 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE18 (2.61g, 6h), Fl Praxeas, first archon, priest of five priesthoods for life, epimel archon. KAIΣAP ΔOMITIANOC, laureate head of Domitian right, bust cuirassed / EΠI ΦΛ ΠPAKΞOY ΦIΛAΔEΛΦEΩN, Asclepius standing left, resting right hand on serpent staff. Near VF, dark patina. Extremely rare. Tricarico coll.
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Philadelphia (AD 81-96) AE 21 - Domitian66 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE21 (5.76g, 6h), Fl Praxeas, first archon, priest of five priesthoods for life, epimel archon. AYTOKPATΩP ΔOMITIANOC KAIΣAP, Laureate head right / EΠI ΦΛ ΠPAKΞOY APΧ ΠP IEPE ΩC / ΦIΛAΔEΛΦEΩN, Turreted goddess (Mother Anaitis?) seated left; to left, lion. Near VF, green patina with some earthen encrustation. Scarce. Tricarico coll.
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Philadelphia (AD 81-96) AE 21- Domitian 122 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE21 (4.90g). ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΩΡ ΚΑΙCΑΡ ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑΝΟC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΕΠΙ ΦΛ ΠΡΑΞΕΟΥ ΑΡΞ ΠΡ ΙΕΡΕΩC, ΦIΛAΔEΛΦEΩN, turreted goddess (Mother Anaitis) seated left; lion to left; forepart of deer (?) above. Dark brown patina with earthen highlights.

An issue struck under the magistrate and high priest, Flavios Praxeas, who held his office for life. This coin is curious, as it is struck in brass, thus supposing it to have been intended as a coin of higher value than recorded. Also, forepart of a deer on the reverse (unrecorded variety).
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Philadelphia (AD 81-96) AE 24 - Domitian61 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE24 (7.24g, 6h), Lagetas, magistrate. AYTOKPATWP KAICAP ΔOMITIANOC, Laureate head right / ЄΠI ΛAΓETA TO B ΦΛAB ΦIΛAΔЄΛΦЄWN, Zeus standing left, with Nike and scepter. Good very fine, green patina. Very rare. Tricarico coll.
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Philadelphia (AD 81-96) AE 26 - Domitian 24 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE26 (12.91g, 12h), Lagetas, magistrate, Citi Alliance between Philadelphia and Ephesos. AYTOKPATWP KAICAP ΔOMITIANOC, laureate head right / EΠI ΛAΓETA ΦIΛAΔEΛΦEWN KAI EΦEΣIWN / OMONOIA, Tyche standing right, holding scepter, clasping hands with City Goddess standing left, holding small statue of Artemis. nVF, light green patina. Rare. Tricarico coll.
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Philadelphia (AD 82-96) AE 21 - Domitia334 viewsDomitia, wife of Domitian, Augusta, 82-96 AD (perhaps with Praxeas). AE21 (5.77g). Draped bust of Domitia right / Text in four lines in laurel-wreath. Rare. Nice VF.
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Philadelphia (AD 82-96) AE 21 - Domitia196 viewsDomitia, 82-96 AD. AE15 (3.1g). Draped bust right / Bunch of grapes. VF.
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Philadelphia (AD 98-117) AE 17 - Trajan131 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD. AE17 (3.33g). Laureate head right / Cult statue of Artemis Ephesia. gVF.
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Philadelphia (AD 98-117) AE 24 - Trajan163 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD. AE24 (6.66g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Zeus standing left, holding eagle and scepter. VF, brass surfaces, deposits. Rare.
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Philadelphia (AD 98-117) AE 263 viewsTime of Trajan, 98-117 AD. AE26 (10.69g). C. B. Nigros magistrate. ΙЄΡΑ СΥΝΚΛΗΤΟС, draped bust of the Senate right / ЄΠΙ Γ Β ΝΙΓΡΟΥ ΑΡ Π(Ρ) Β ΦΙΛΑΔЄΛΦЄΩΝ, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. Rare. VF.
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Philadelphia (AD 100-200) AE 19106 viewsImperial Times, 2nd century AD. AE19 (3.79g). Head Zeus Koryphaios left / Aphrodite with flower (?). VF.1 comments
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Philadelphia (AD 105-122) AE 18 - Plotina305 viewsPlotina, wife of Trajan, Augusta, 105-122 AD. AE18 (5.06g). Draped bust right / ΦI/ΛAΔE/ΛΦE/ΩN, legend in four lines within laurel-wreath. VF, attractive green patina, some roughness.
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Philadelphia (AD 138-161) AE 21 - Antoninus Pius54 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE21 (7.20g). Perikles(?), magistrate. AY KAI TI AI AΔPI ANTΩNЄINOC, laureate head right / ЄPI ΠЄPIKΛ[...] ΦIΛAΔЄΛΦЄΩN ANЄITIC, Artemis standing right with stag within tetrastyle temple. VF.
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Philadelphia (AD 138-161) AE 25 - Antoninus Pius 66 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE25 (9.9g). Af. Kornelianos magistrate. Laureate head right / Dionysos standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos. VF.
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Philadelphia (AD 139-161) AE 18 - Marcus Aurelius206 viewsMarcus Aurelius, as Caesar, 139-161 AD. AE18 (4.41g). Bare-headed and draped bust right / ΦIΛAΔE-Λ-ΦEΩN, Nike walking left, holding wreath and palm. Near VF, dark brown patina with some light earthen encrustation.1 comments
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Philadelphia (AD 147-175) AE 26 - Faustina II108 viewsFaustina Junior, Augusta, 147-175 AD. AE26 (12.39g, 6h). Eugenatos, magistrate. Draped bust right / Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cult statue. Good VF, green patina, light adjustment marks. Group CEM.
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Philadelphia (AD 161-169) AE 31 - Marcus Aurelius & Lucius Verus177 viewsMarcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, 161-169 AD. AE31 (29.55g, 6h). Lad... Severus, archon (?). AVT K M AVP ANTΩNЄINOC K AVP OVHPOC, confronted busts of Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus / Statue of Helios, radiate, advancing right, holding extended torch and whip, within distyle shrine, [ЄΠΙ] ΛΑΔ... CЄΒΗΡΟV [ΑΡΧ(?)] around, [Φ]ΙΛΑΔЄΛ[ΦΕΩΝ] in exergue. gVF.
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Philadelphia (AD 161-180) AE 24 - Marcus Aurelius146 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE24 (7.10g). 161-162 AD. ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤΩΝЄΙΝΟC, hear right / ЄΠΙ ΛΑΔΙ CЄΒ ΗΡΟΥ ΑΡΞΟ ΦΙΛΑΔЄΛΦЄΩΝ, snake around omphalos. Dark green patina, VF.
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Philadelphia (AD 161-180) AE 26145 viewsTime of Marcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE26 (8.39g, 6h). Draped bust of the Senate right / Twin spiral columns surmounted by an arch, within which stands Aphrodite, nude, covering herself with her hands. Extremely Rare. Good Very Fine.

The reverse of this extremely rare and superbly preserved coin depicts a Hellenistic or Roman statue of Aphrodite of the ‘Venus Pudica’ type, a style born from the masterwork of the sculptor Praxiteles - the renowned Aphrodite of Knidos, which was the first life sized representation of the nude female form. Such was its beauty and fame in antiquity that it was extensively copied; though the positions of Venus’ hands sometimes changed (in this case the left hand) the basic form remained unchanged. Praxiteles’ original did not survive; it may have been removed to Constantinople and destroyed during the Nika riots.
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Philadelphia (AD 161-180) AE 30 - Marcus Aurelius126 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE30 (15.31g). AV K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ЄΠ ЄVΓЄNЄ TOPOC ΦIΛAΔЄΛ ΦЄΩN, distyle shrine, with spiral columns; statue of Aphrodite, naked to front, within. Fine.
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Philadelphia (AD 177-192) AE 22 - Commodus202 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE22 (7.81g, 6h), struck 184-190 AD. Laureate head right / Hercules standing facing, head left, holding lion’s skin and leaning on club. Good VF, dark green patina.
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Philadelphia (AD 177-192) AE 28 - Commodus61 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE28 (14.24g). Archon Oresteinos. Laureate head right / Athena standfing left with spear and shield. Dark green patina. gVF.
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Philadelphia (AD 193-211) AE 1968 viewsTime of Septimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE19 (5.22g, 6h). Head of Zeus Korypheos left / Aphrodite standing right, holding apple, right hand raised. Dark patina, GVF.
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Philadelphia (AD 193-211) AE 20121 viewsTime of Septimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE20 (5.55g). ΦΙΛΑΔЄΛΦΙΩΝ, draped bust of Tyche right / ЄΠΙ ΔΟΚΙΜΟΥ ΑΡX, Apollon standing left with lyra. Dark green patina, VF.1 comments
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Philadelphia (AD 193-211) AE 20 - Septimius Severus37 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE20 (3.93g). AV KAI Λ CЄOVHPOC, laureate head right / ΦΙΛΑΔЄΛΦЄΩΝ, Hermes standing left, holding purse and caduceus. Extremely rare. VF.
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Philadelphia (AD 193-211) AE 23 - Septimius Severus28 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE23 (9.56g). AΥ KAIC CЄOΥHΡ, laureate head right / ΦIΛAΔЄΛ/ΦЄΩN, She-wolf standing right, suckling the twins Romulus and Remus. Green patina, VF.
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Philadelphia (AD 193-217) AE 18 - Julia Domna81 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE18 (3.2g). IOYΛIA CЄBAC, draped bust right / ΦΙΛΑΔЄΛΦЄΩΝ, Pan running left. EF.
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Philadelphia (AD 193-217) AE 26 - Julia Domna38 viewsJulia Domna, 193-217 AD. AE26 (8.29g, 6h). ΙΟΥΛΙΑ CЄΒΑCΤΗ, draped bust right / ΦΙΛΑΔЄΛΦЄΩΝ, nude Apollo standing to right, tending a laurel tree; behind, a stele inscribed ΕΠΙ ΙΟΥΛΙΑΝ. Good Very Fine. Extremely Rare.
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Philadelphia (AD 193-217) AE 30 - Julia Domna93 viewsJulia Domna, 193-217 AD. AE30 (15.16g). Magistrate Dokimos (Archon). IOVΛIA - CЄBACTH, draped bust right / ЄΠI ΔOK-IMO-V AP-XONTOC // ΦIΛAΔЄΛ / ΦЄΩN (im Abschnitt), tetrastyle temple with statue of Aphrodite. Minor roughness, Very rare. gVF.
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Philadelphia (AD 198-209) AE 26 - Geta18 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 198-209 AD. AE26 (7.58g, 6h). Julianus, magistrate. Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Diana standing right, holding bow and drawing arrow from quiver on back. VF, green patina, some bare metal revealed. Very rare. Spradling Coll. Ex Righetti Coll.; CNG Elec. Auc. 226 (1/2010), lot 437.
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Philadelphia (AD 198-211) AE 18 - Geta286 viewsGeta, 198-211 AD. AE18 (3.74g). Bare bust of Geta right / Eagle to front, with open wings, head right.
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Philadelphia (AD 198-217) AE 27 - Caracalla175 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE27 (12.68g). Laureate head right; countermark: Nike advancing right / The emperors clasping hands over low stool. VF, green-brown patina. From the Ian Roper Collection.
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Philadelphia (AD 198-217) AE 30 - Caracalla4 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE30 (16.13g). Ioulianos, strategos. AVT K M AVP ANTΩNЄINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ЄΠI CTPA IOVΛIANOV A ΠOΛ ΦIΛΑΔЄΛΦЄΩN, horse prancing left surmounted by serpent coiled right. Very rare. aVF. Ex Dr. P. Vogl coll.; ex Bankhaus Aufhäuser (sold 9/19/1992).
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Philadelphia (AD 198-217) AE 32 - Caracalla364 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE32 (22.17g, 6h). Homonoia with Laodicea ad Lycum. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / FILADELFEI-WN KE (sic) L-AODIKEIW, N in right field, OMONOIA in exergue, EP/MIL/AB/APX in four lines across central field, Zeus Laodiceus standing left vis-à-vis Artemis standing facing, dead stag at side, and drawing arrow from quiver and holding bow. Apparently unique and unpublished. VF, black-brown patina. Drewry Coll.
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Philadelphia (AD 198-217) AE 35 - Caracalla34 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE35 (23.22g). AVT K M AVP CЄ ANTΩNЄINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark: radiate head of helios right within round incuse / ЄΠΙ ΚΛ ΚΑΠΙΤΩΝΟC ΑΡΧ Α ΦΛ / ΦΙΛΑΔЄΛΦЄΩΝ ΝЄΩΚΟΡΩΝ, Cult statue of Helios standing right within tetrastyle temple. GF.
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Philadelphia (AD 198-217) AE 38 - Caracalla107 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE38 (30.85g, 5h). Homonoia with Laodikeia. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Palm between two prize urns set on table; amphora under table. Fine, dark grayish-brown patina, pit behind head. Ex Frederick Coll.
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Philadelphia (AD 200) AE 2445 viewsca 200 AD. AE24 (7.98g, 6h). Diademed bust of youthful Demos right, slight drapery / Artemis standing left, head right, drawing arrow from quiver with right hand, holding bow in left. EF, brown patina.
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Philadelphia (AD 200) AE 27233 viewsca 200 AD. AE27 (6.96g). ΔH-ΜΟC, bust of "the people" Demos right / ΦΛ ΦΙΛΑΔΕΦ - ΕΩΝ ΝΕΩΚΟΡΩΝ, Tyche with turreted headdress standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Nice very fine. Apparently unpublished.
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Philadelphia (AD 200-270) AE 2474 viewsImperial Times, ca 3rd century AD. AE24 (7.20g, 12h). Laureate head of Demos right / Aphrodite standing right, holding apple. VF, dark green patina.
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Philadelphia (AD 200-270) AE 2988 views3rd cent AD. AE29 (6.00g, 6h). Barehead and draped bust of the Senate right / Nike advancing right, holding wreath and palm frond. VF, green-brown patina with some areas of red, spot of active corrosion on obverse around 12 o’clock.
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Philadelphia (AD 200-300) AE 25227 viewsImperial Times, 3rd cent AD. AE25 (5.83g). Head young Demos right / Lion right. Very fine.
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Philadelphia (AD 222-235) AE 20 - Severus Alexander169 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE20 (4.80g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / ΦΛ ΦIΛAΔEΛ-ΦEΩN NEΩKORΩN Nike walking right, holding wreath and palm. VF, reddish-brown patina, surfaces a little rough.
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Philadelphia (AD 222-235) AE 27 - Severus Alexander223 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE27 (10.41g). AVT K M AVP•C ЄV HAΛЄΞANΔPOC, laureate in cuirassed and paludamentum / ЄΠI• IOVΛ• APICTO• IOVΛIANOV• ΦΛ• and, in ex., ΦIΛAΔЄΛΦЄΩN/ NЄΩKOP, coiled serpent, with head raised, riding on the back of a horse pacing right; beneath horse, uncertain object. A bit rough, very fine.
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Philadelphia (AD 222-235) AE 27 - Severus Alexander146 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE27 (9.38g, 6h). Julius Ariston Julianus, archon. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Coiled serpent right on horse right. Good VF, green patina, some very minor pitting. Extremely rare. From Group CEM.
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Philadelphia (AD 222-235) AE 28 - Severus Alexander225 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE28 (13.24g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / EΠI IOYΛ API-CTON IOYΛIANOY around, APX/A above, ΦΛ ΦIΛAΔEΛΦEΩN NEΩKORΩN in exergue, agonistic table upon which sit two prize urns, each containing a palm vase and aspergillum below table. Near VF, brownish-green surfaces, porous.
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Philadelphia (AD 238-244) AE 33 - Gordian III202 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE33 (6.55g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Roma seated on cuirass and round shield, holding on right extended hand idol of Artemis Ephesia, in left parazonium. Good very fine.
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Philadelphia (AD 244-247) AE 21 - Philip II54 viewsPhilip II, as Caesar, 244-247 AD. AE21 (4.95g, 6h). M IOV • ΦIΛIΠΠOC KAICAP, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΦΛ ΦIAΔEΛΦЄΩN, panther standing right, licking head of kneeling goat to right; NЄΩKOP in exergue, ΩN in field. VF, green-brown patina. Ex Aufhäuser 12 (10/1996), lot 665.
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Philadelphia (AD 244-249) AE 30 - Philip I179 viewsPhilip I, 244-249 AD. AE30 (8.08g, 6h). Aurelius Maximus Julianus, archon α. AVT•K•M IOVΛ ΦIΛIΠ•ΠOC•, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / ЄΠ AV(‘AV’ ligate)P MAΞIMOV(‘OV’ ligate) IOV(‘OV’ ligate)-ΛI-ANOV(‘OV’ ligate) A ΦΛ ΦIΛAΔЄ around, ΛΦ/ЄΩ/N down right field, N[ЄΩ]/KOP/ΩN down left field, Helios advancing left, right hand raised, holding globe and whip in left. VF, green patina, surfaces a bit rough. Ex. Alighieri Coll.
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Philadelphia (AD 244-249) AE 37 - Philip I89 viewsPhilip I, 244-249 AD. AE37 (18.8g). AYT K M IOYΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ЄΠ AVP MAΞIMOY IOYΛ[...] ΦIΛAΔЄΛΦЄΩN NЄΩ. AΔЄIA[...] ACIA within wreath. VF.
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Philadelphia (AD 249-251) AE 28 - Herennia Etruscilla294 viewsHerennia Etruscilla, wife of Trajan Decius, 249-251 AD. AE28 (10.61g). Diademed and draped bust on crescent right / EΠΙ IOVA APICTON IOVΛIANOV ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΕΩΝ/ EΛΦE-Ω; in ex. NEΩKOPΩ-N, naked Aphrodite with two column within arch. Obverse porosity, very fine.1 comments
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Philadelphia (BC 100-0) AE 14262 views1st century BC. AE14 (4.3g). Wreathed head of young Dionysos right / ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛ-ΦΕΩΝ , thyrsos. VF.
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Philadelphia (BC 100-0) AE 17348 views1st century BC, under Hermippos. AE17 (5.01g). ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΕΩΝ, wreathed head of young Dionysos right / ΑΡΧΙΕΡΕΥΣ - ΕΡΜΙΠΠΟΣ, female panther standing left, head right, holding thyrsos in right paw. Dark green patina, gVF. Righetti coll.
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Philadelphia (BC 100-0) AE 19352 views1st cent BC, under Hermippos, Archiereus. AE19 (6.94g). Draped bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver behind shoulder / ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΕΩΝ - ΕΡΜΙΠΠΟΣ / ΑΡΧΙΕΡΕΥΣ, Apollo in long chiton standing right, holding kithara in left hand, plektron in right. Good style, dark olive-green patina, gVF. Joy coll.
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Philadelphia (BC 100-0) AE 20588 views1st cent BC, under Hermippos, Archiereus. AE20 (6.61g). Draped bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver behind shoulder; H(?) under / ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΕΩΝ - ΕΡΜΙΠΠΟΣ / ΑΡΧΙΕΡΕΥΣ, Apollo in long chiton standing right, holding kithara in left hand, plektron in right. Good style, black patina, EF. Gutknecht coll.; ex M&M AG, Basel List 526 (1989), lot 189.
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Philadelphia (BC 1st cent) AE 15652 views1st cent BC. AE14.94 (3.77g) Macedonian shield / Thunderbolt; ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΕΩΝ, monogram to right. Good very fine.
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Philadelphia (BC 2nd cent) AE 21480 views2nd cent BC. AE21 (8.70g). Bust of Artemis right, wearing stephane, bow and quiver at her back / Apollo seated left.
     
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