Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Saitta (AD 100-200) AE 1823 views2nd century AD. AE18 (3.46g). Bare head of Herakles right; club over shoulder / CAITTHNΩN, Isis standing facing, head left, with sistrum and situla. gVF.
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Saitta (AD 100-200) AE 20448 views2nd cent AD. AE20 (6.05g). ?HMOC, youthfull head Demos right / CAITTHN?N- C[.]ITIANO, Demeter standing left with scepter and holding ears of grain; stag to left. Appearently unpublished. Very fine.1 comments
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Saitta (AD 100-200) AE 20193 viewsImperial Times, ca 2nd cent AD. AE20 (3.30g). Bust of Sarapis right, wearing modius / CAITTHN ΩN, Tyche standing left with attributes. Very fine.
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Saitta (AD 100-300) AE 23224 viewsAutonomous, ca 2nd-3rd cent AD. AE23 (6.09g). Laureate head of Demos right / EΠI ATTIKOV APX A TOB, Kybele seated left holding patera, left elbow resting on drum. VF, dark brown patina, light adjustment marks on both sides.
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Saitta (AD 100-300) AE 23119 views2nd-3rd century AD. AE18 (3.4g). Bust of Herakles right / CAITTHNΩΝ, bow-case and club, bee below.
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Saitta (AD 138-192) AE 2779 viewsImperial Times, 138-192 AD. AE27 (10.40g, 1h). CΑΙΤΤΗΝΩΝ, helmeted bust of Minerva right, wearing aegis / ЄΠΙ ΟΚΤ ΚΙΝΒΡΟΥ ΑΡΧ CΑΙΤΤΗΝΩΝ, Apollo standing right holding plectrum and kithara. Beautiful untouched chestnut brownish patina, minor deposits. Very Rare. gVF.
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Saitta (AD 139-161) AE 33 - Marcus Aurelius33 viewsMarcus Aurelius, as Caesar, 139-161 AD. AE33 (23.56g). M AΥΡHΛIOC - OΥHΡOC KAICAΡ, draped bust right / ЄΠI ΦΛHΡKΛANOΥ - A - CAITTHNΩN, Mên standing left, holding pine cone and scepter. Rare. Dark green patina, VF.
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Saitta (AD 147-175) AE 15 - Faustina II63 viewsFaustina II, Augusta, 147-175 AD. AE15 (3.41g). Draped bust right / Apollo standing leaning on column. Green patina, VF. Franke coll.
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Saitta (AD 147-175) AE 18 - Faustina II13 viewsFaustina II, Augusta, 147-176 AD. AE18 (3.52g). Fl. Herk(y)lanos, archon. ΦAVCTEINA CEBACTH, diademed and draped bust right / [ΕΠΙ Φ] HPKΛ[ΑΝΟΥ] CAIT[ΤΗΝΩΝ], Artemis advancing right, drawing arrow from quiver and holding bow; at feet to left, hound. Ex Vogl coll.; Ex Bankhaus Aufhäuser (3/1994). VF.
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Saitta (AD 150-200) AE 24168 viewsImperial Times, ca 150-200 AD. AE24 (7.19g, 6h). CVC ΠA-TPIOC, diademed bust of Zeus Patrios, slight drapery / Mên standing left, holding pine cone and scepter. Good VF, dark green patina.1 comments
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Saitta (AD 175-200) AE 20143 viewsImperial Times, ca 175-200 AD. AE20 (3.94g, 6h). Laureate head of youthful Demos right, slight drapery / Hercules standing facing, head left, leaning on club and carrying lion’s skin over arm. EF, earthen green patina. From Group CEM.
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Saitta (AD 175-225) AE 16220 viewsImperial Times, late 2nd - early 3rd cent AD. AE16 (4.06g). Head of Tyche with turreted headdress / CA ITTH NΩN; Apollo, naked, standing slightly towards left, holfding in right branch and in left bow. Nice very fine.1 comments
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Saitta (AD 177-192) AE 17 - Crispina238 viewsCrispina, wife of Commodus, 177-192 AD. AE17 4.16g). Bust draped right / Apollo standing left, legs crossed, leaning on column, holding branch. EF
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Saitta (AD 177-192) AE 2333 viewsTime of Commodus, 177-192 AD. ZЄVC ΠA TPIOC, Head of Zeus right / ΕΠΙ ΑΡΤΕΜΙΔΟΡΟΥ ΑΡΧ Α CΑΙΤΤΗΝΩΝ, Apollo standing right holding Lyre and in right hand plectrum. Black patina, VF. Franke coll.
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Saitta (AD 177-192) AE 33 - Commodus31 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE33 (25.79g, 6h). Oct. Artemidorus Philad-, first archon. Struck ca 178-180 AD. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Hercules standing facing, head right, holding club and lion skin. VF, green patina, minor encrustation. Very rare, with RPC listing only one other example. Spradling Coll.
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Saitta (AD 178-182) AE 41 - Crispina185 viewsCrispina, Augusta. 178-182 AD. AE41 - 8 Assaria (50.58g, 6h). Octavius Artemidorus magistrate, circa 175-180. ΚΡΙCΠΙΝΑ CΕΒΑCΤΗ, diademed and draped bust of Crispina to right, her hair bound into a bun at the back / ΕΠΙ ΟΚΤ ΑΡΤΕΜΙΔΟΡΟΥ ΑΡΧ Α / CΑΙΤΤΗΝΩΝ, on the left, Mên standing right, wearing a Phrygian cap and hunting dress, with a crescent moon on his shoulders, holding a long spear in his left hand and offering poppies with his right to the turreted figure of Kybele, seated facing him on the right, extending her right hand and resting her left on a cymbal. Apparently unique. Dark green and red patina. Extremely fine. Ex Numismatica Genevensis V (12/2008), 256.
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Saitta (AD 193-197) AE 26 - Claudius Albinus289 viewsClodius Albinus, as Caesar, 193-197 AD. AE26 (10.16g). Bearded head right / Aphrodite, nude and diademed, standing left and covering herself, small winged Eros at left, holding torch, dolphin diving at right. Nice VF, smooth black patina, clear types. Extremely Rare.

Clodius Albinus was a tragic figure whose eastern coinages are quite rare, and this particular coin features an important reverse of artistic merit: the scene is a third generation copy of a Praxiteles sculpture, the first nude rendering of the goddess Aphrodite Knidia in the bath supported by a dolphin. This same imagery was subsequently copied for the Villa Medici in Rome, where it is known as "Venus Medici," and it became a popular Renaissance theme, being the subject of some Boticelli paintings.
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Saitta (AD 193-197) AE 26 - Claudius Albinus135 viewsClodius Albinus, 193-197 AD. AE26 (12.49g). ΚΛΩ CЄΠ ΑΛΒЄΙΝΟC ΚΑΙCΑΡ, head right / ЄΠΙ ΑΝΔΡΟΝЄΙΚΟΥ ΑΡΧ Α CΑΙΤΤ/ΗΝ−ΩΝ, tetrastyle temple, within Aphrodite. Very rare. Dark brown patina, VF.
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Saitta (AD 193-211) AE 17238 viewsTime of Septimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE17 (3.10g). Bust of Mên Azitenos right, crescent around shoulders, wearing Phrygian hat / CAITTH NΩΝ, Apollo standing left, legs crossed. Nice VF.
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Saitta (AD 193-211) AE 17165 viewsTime of Septimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE17 (4.64g). head Asklepios right; before, snake coiled around staff / CΑΙΤΤΗΝΩΝ, Herakles with lion skin and club. Lovely dark green patina, VF.
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Saitta (AD 193-211) AE 19 - Septimius Severus249 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE19 (3.38g). AV KAI Λ CЄΠ CЄOVHPOC ΠЄP, laureate head right / CΑΙΤΤΗΝΩΝ,Heracles, naked, standing resting with right hand on club. Good very fine.1 comments
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Saitta (AD 193-211) AE 20 - Septimius Severus66 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE20 - Diassarion(?) (5.75g, 5h). Laureate head right / Hercules standing left. Near EF, attractive green patina with traces of earthen encrustation. From Group CEM.
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Saitta (AD 193-211) AE 22 - Septimius Severus78 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE22 (6.14g). AV KAI Λ C ЄΠT CЄOVHPO CΠЄP, laureate head right / ЄΠI ANΔPONЄIK O V∙AP X∙A∙ CAITTH/ NΩ/ N, Tyche standing facing holding rudder and cornucopiae. Good very fine.
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Saitta (AD 193-211) AE 23 - Septimius Severus195 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE23 (9.89g). Laureate head right / [ЄΠ]Ι ΑΝΔΡΟΝЄΙΚΟΥ ΑΡΧ [Α CΑΙΤ]/Τ-Η/ΝΩΝ, Apollo standing right holding Lyre and in right hand plectrum. About very fine.
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Saitta (AD 193-211) AE 26 - Septimius Severus16 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE26 (9.22g, 6h). Andronicus, archon. Laureate head right / Mên standing left, holding pine cone and scepter. VF, green patina. Rare. Spradling Coll.
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Saitta (AD 193-217) AE 28 - Julia Domna131 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE28 (12.51g). ΙΟΥΛΙΑ ΔΟ−ΜΝΑ CЄΒΑCΤ, draped bust right / ЄΠΙ ΑΤΤ[ΑΡX] Α−ΤΟ Β CΑΙ / ΤΤΗΝΩΝ, statue of naked Aphrodite within tetrastyle temple. Extremely rare. Dark green patina, gVF. Ex Hauck & Aufhäuser 18 (2004), 489.
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Saitta (AD 198-209) AE 16 - Geta196 viewsGeta, 198-209 AD. AE16 (2.49g). Λ CEΠ ΓETAC K Bare-headed, draped bust right / Apollo standing l., legs crossed, leaning on column, holding branch. VF.
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Saitta (AD 198-209) AE 40 - Geta, as Caesar287 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 198-209 AD. AE40 (31.05g). Laureate and cuirassed bust right / ΕΠΙ CΟC CΑΡ−ΙΚΛΕΟΥC ΑΠXΟΝ Α, CΑΙΤΤΗ/ΩΝ, Herakles slaying Geryon. Fine, dark green patina, numerous pits, fields smoothed, some details strengthened. Apparently unique. Drewry Coll.; Ex Mabbott Coll. (Schulman, 6/1969), lot 1831; Rhousopoulos Coll. (Hirsch Auktion XIII, 5/1905), lot 4063.1 comments
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Saitta (AD 198-217) AE 29 - Caracalla0 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE29 (12.26g). AYT K M AYP ANTΩNЄINOC, laureate head to right / ЄΠI ATTAΛIANOY APX A CAITTHNΩN, Zeus standing left, holding eagle and scepter. gVF.
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Saitta (AD 198-217) AE 33 - Caracalla162 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE33 (22.26g, 6h). Attalianos, archon. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / River-gods Hermos and Hyllos reclining facing one another, each holding reed and cornucopia and resting on overturned urn; between, Mên standing slightly left, holding pine-cone and spear. Near VF, dark brown patina.
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Saitta (AD 198-217) AE 33 - Caracalla22 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE33 (16.85g, 6h). Sospitus Charikleus, archon. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Hercules standing facing, head left, resting hand upon club and holding lion skin. Good Fine, green patina. Extremely rare. Spradling Coll.
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Saitta (AD 200-220) AE 21 - quasi-autonomous293 viewsQuasi-autonomous, early 3rd century AD. AE21 (5.82g). AZIO - T - THNOC, bust of Men Aziottenos right, wearing Phrygian cap ornamented with stars, crescent behind shoulders / CAITTHNΩN, youthful river-god Hermos leaning left, holding reed in right hand and cornucopiae in left arm; resting left elbow on inverted vase from which water is flowing left; in ex. EPMOC. Rare, good VF (the most beautiful ex. I know). Hoeft coll.

The stars on the cap clearly seen on this specimen are not mentioned in BMC or SNG von Aulock.
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Saitta (AD 200-269) AE 19210 viewsImperial Times, ca 200-269 AD. AE19 (4.00g). Head of Men Agrotheios in Phrygian cap right, crescent behind. / Apollo standing left. Very fine.
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Saitta (AD 200-270) AE 14197 views3rd century AD. AE14 (1.72g, 6h). Bearded head of Herakles right, lion skin tied around neck, club over shoulder / CAIT THNΩN, Apollo standing left, legs crossed, holding branch in right hand, left resting on bow set on ground. VF, dark brown patina under some earthen deposits.
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Saitta (AD 200-270) AE 20194 viewsImperial Times, ca 3rd century AD. AE20 (2.95g, 5h). Draped bust of the Roman Seante right / River-god Hermos reclining left, holding reed and cornucopia, leaning on inverted urn from which water flows. Good VF, black patina with some green deposits.
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Saitta (AD 200-270) AE 2074 views3rd century AD. AE20 (4.98g). AZIOT THNOC, bust of Men Aziottenos wearing Phrygian cap right on crescent / CAITTHNΩ N / ЄPMOC, youthful river-god Hermos leaning left, holding reed in right hand and cornucopiae in left arm; resting left elbow on inverted vase from which water is flowing left. EF.
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Saitta (AD 200-270) AE 2028 viewsImperial Times, 3rd century AD. AE20 (3.79g). Draped bust of the Roman Seante right / Dionysos standing left, holding Kantharos and scepter. Dark green patina, VF. Franke coll.
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Saitta (AD 200-300) AE 17130 viewsQuasi-autonomous, early 3rd century AD. AE17 (2.12g). [Π]OΛ - IC, draped bust of City-Goddess (Tyche) right, wearing tripartite mural crown / CAITTH - NΩN, nude Herakles standing right, holding lion's-skin over left arm and resting with right hand on club. Very rare, F+, sand-patina. Hoeft coll.

The female figure on the obv. could well be the personification of the Polis.
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Saitta (AD 200-300) AE 18194 viewsCivic Issue, 3rd century AD. AE18 (3.50g). Turreted and draped bust of Tyche right / Herakles and the capture of Kerberos: Herakles advancing right, head left, holding club over his shoulder and dragging Kerberos behind him. VF, green and brown patina. Simpson Coll.
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Saitta (AD 200-300) AE 20174 views3rd century AD. AE20 (5.87g). Head and right shoulder of Asklepios right; in front serpent staff / CAITTH NΩN, Artemis huntress standing right in left strung bow, and with right drawing arrow from her quiver; at her feet, hound. River patina, very fine.
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Saitta (AD 200-300) AE 23195 viewsImperial Times, 3rd century AD. AE19 (6.03g). IEPA CV-NKΛHTO-C; bust of Senate right / CAITTHNΩN/ EPMOC (in exegue), Giver-god Hermos recumbent left, holding branch in right hand, left holding cornucopiae leaning on Hydria from which water flows. Attractive very fine.
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Saitta (AD 218-222) AE 25 - Elagabalus217 viewsElagabalus, 218-222 AD. AE25 (7.86g). Fabius Gaius magistrate. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ЄΠ ΦΑΒ ΓΑΙΟΥ Α-ΡΧ CΑΙΤΤΗΝΩΝ, Asklepios standing facing, holding staff entwined by serpent. Red and olive green patina, minor smoothing, gVF. Ex. Righetti coll; M&M Deutschland (Stuttgart 2004), 816.1 comments
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Saitta (AD 222-235) AE 31 - Julia Mamaea195 viewsJulia Mamaea, mother of Severus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE31 (13.00g). ΙΟΥΛΙΑ ΜΑ - ΜΑΙΑ CΕΒΑ; draped and diademed bust right / ΕΠΙ Μ ΚΛ Φ ΒΗΔ ΡΟΥΦ - ΕΙΝΟΥ ΑΡC Α CΑΙΤΤΗΝΩΝ; Tyche standing facing holding cornucopiae and rudder, head left. Apparently unpublished. Very rare. Nice very fine.
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Saitta (AD 235-238) AE 35 - Maximinus I172 viewsMaximinus I, 235-238 AD. AE35 (19.71g, 6h). M. Ant. Alexandros, archon. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Mên standing left, holding pine cone and spear. VF, brown surfaces, a little porous.
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Saitta (AD 238-244) AE 22 - Gordian III247 viewsGordian III. 238-244. AE22 (5.26g). Cuirassed and laureate bust left with spear and shield / CAIT-THNΩN Hercules right fighting lion. Very fine.
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Saitta (AD 238-244) AE 24 - Gordian III191 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE24 (7.36g). Vs.: ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟC ΑΥΤ Κ Μ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left with spear and shield / ЄΠ ΑΤΤΑΛΙΑ-ΝΟΥ CΑΙΤΤΗΝ-ΩΝ, Herakles nearing Kerberos with stone in extended arms, behind, bow, quiver and club. Very rare. Green patina, VF.1 comments
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Saitta (AD 241-244) AE 21 - Tranquillina61 viewsTranquillina, Augusta, 241-244 AD. AE21 / Diassarion (4.44g, 6h). ΦΟVΡ ΤΡΑΝΚVΛΛЄΙΝΑ CΑ, draped bust right, wearing stephane and with her hair bound up at the back / CΑΙΤΤΗΝΩΝ ΥΛΛΟC, the river god Hyllos reclining to left. Dark grey-green patina. Very fine.
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Saitta (AD 244-247) AE 22 - Philip II47 viewsPhilip II, as Caesar, 244-247 AD. AE22 (5.68g). Draped and cuirassed bust right / Tyche with rudder and cornucopia. Olive green patina, obverse double struck, VF. Franke coll.

The same obverse die was used in Laodikeia pros Lykon and Themisonion.
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Saitta (AD 244-249) AE 20 - Otacilia Severa239 viewsOtacilia Severa, wife of Philip I, 244-249 AD. AE20 (5.17g). Μ ΩΤΑΚ - CЄΒΗΠΑ CΕ, draped and diademed bust right / CAITTHN - ΩN / EPMOC, River-God Hermos reclining left, holding reed and cornucopiae, inverted vase behind. Very fine.
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Saitta (AD 244-249) AE 30 - Otacilia Severa5 viewsOtacilia Severa, 244-249 AD. AE30 (11.69g). M ΩTAKIΛ CЄBHPA CЄ, draped bust to right / ЄΠ AVP ЄPMOΛA ΛA APX A VI ACI / CAITTHN/ΩN, statue of Aphrodite standing facing, head left, within tetrastyle temple façade with arched central bay. Very rare. VF. Righetti Coll., ex Hirsch 183 (11/1994), lot 2101.
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Saitta (AD 253-268) AE 20 – Gallienus328 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE20 (4.16g). AV K Π Λ ΓAΛΛIHNOC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / CAITTHNΩN. River-god Hylloc recumbent, holding in right hand reed, left arm resting on inverted vase; in ex., VΛΛOC. Flan flaw, VF.
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Saitta (AD 253-268) AE 23 - Gallienus319 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE23 (7.07g). AVT K Π ΛI ΓAΛΛIHNOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / CAI TTH NΩN; Athena standing left, holding owl in right and resting left on shield, behind which, spear. Good very fine.
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Saitta (AD 253-268) AE 24 - Gallienus47 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE24 (5.82g). AVT K Π ΛI ΓAΛΛIHNOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ЄΠ∙ ΦHCCIN CAITTHNΩN, Tyche with cornucopiae and rudder. VF.
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Saitta (AD 254-268) AE 27 - Salonina379 viewsSalonina, wife of Gallienus, Augusta, 254-268 AD. AE27 (9.26g). Diademed and draped bust right / EΠI IOVΛ PHΓ ACIAPXA, CAITTHN/ΩN in exergue, statue of Aphrodite within tetrastyle temple. Near VF, dark brown patina, light roughness.
   
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