Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

Silandos (AD 0-200) AE21490 viewsPseudo-autonomous issue, 1st-2nd century AD. AE21 (4.9g). Bearded head of Herakles right / CΙΛΑΝΔΕΩΝ, river-god Hermos reclining left, leaning on overturned urn, holding reeds. gVF.
Silandos (AD 80-200) AE 17296 viewsImperial Times, late 1st-2nd cent AD. AE17 (3.39g). Cuirassed bust Athena in crested Corithian helmet / Tyche standing left holding rudder and cornucopiae. Scarse mint. Very fine.
Silandos (AD 81-96) AE 17 - Domitia365 viewsDomitia, 81-96 AD. AE 17 (2.50g). Draped bust of Domitia right, ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑ ΑΥΓΟΥΣΤΑ / God Men standing left, holding pine-cone and staff, CΙΛΑΝΔΕΩΝ. Good very fine.
Silandos (AD 81-96) AE 20 - Domitian94 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE20 (4.24g). Demophilos, magistrate. ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑΝΟC KAICAP, laureate head right / CIΛANΔЄΩΝ ЄΠΙ ΔЄΜΟΦΙΛΟΥ CTPA, Athena standing left, holding patera, spear and shield. VF.
Silandos (AD 81-96) AE 23 - Domitian185 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE23 (6.83g, 6h). Demophilos, strategos. Laureate head right / Athena standing left, holding phiale and spear, shield at side to right. Good VF, brown surfaces.
Silandos (AD 100-270) AE 14167 views2nd-3rd century AD. AE14 (1.98g, 6h). Helmeted bust of Athena right, wearing aegis / Telesphorus standing facing. Good VF, dark green patina, light roughness.
Silandos (AD 138-192) AE 2139 viewsPossibly time of the Antonines, 138-192 AD. AE21 (8.48g). Draped bust of Dionysos right, wearing ivy wreath / CIΛANΔЄΩN, Mên standing left, holding pine cone and sceptre. Extremely rare. gVF. Plankenhorn coll.
Silandos (AD 160-169) AE 43253 viewsTime of Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, 160-169 AD. AE43 - Medallion (50.48g). Attalianos archon. ΙЄΡΑ CΥΝΚΛΗΤΟC, youthful bust of the senate right / ΠΙ CΤΑ ΑΤΤΑΛΙΑΝΟΥ ΑΡΧΟΝ CΙΛΑΝΔΕΩΝ, Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus clasping hands. Extremely rare. Fine.
Silandos (AD 160-180) AE 17277 viewsTime of the Antonines, 160-180 AD. AE17. Head of Silenus right / Tetrastyle temple. Rare. Fine.
Silandos (AD 160-180) AE 17227 viewsTime of the Antonines, 160-180 AD. AE17 (4.6g). CΙΛΑΝΔЄΩΝ, wreathed head of Silenus right / ЄΠΙ C ΑΤΤΑΛΙΑΝΟΥ, Dionysos (?) riding mule to right, holding thyrsos. Rare. VF.
Silandos (AD 160-180) AE 18250 viewsTime of the Antonines, 160-180 AD. AE18 (4.87g). CΙΛΑΝΔЄΩΝ, head of Silenus right / ЄΠΙ C Α[ΤΤΑ]ΛΙΑΝΟΥ, Silenus riding mule to right. Rare. Dark green patina, very fine.
Silandos (AD 160-180) AE 18155 viewsTime of the Antonines, 160-180 AD. Strategos and Archon Attalianos. AE18 (4.54g). CIΛANΔEΩN, head of Silenus right / EΠI CTA ATTAΛIANOY, tetrastyle temple. Rare.
Silandos (AD 161-169) AE 34 - Lucius Verus241 viewsLucius Verus, 161-169 AD. AE34 (24.87g, 6h). Aulus Attalianus, strategus. Laureate and cuirassed bust left / EΠ[I • CT A ATTAΛI]NOV • AP CIΛANΔ, ΔAKIKOC/ EΠIMEΛE, statue of Dionysus, holding thyrsus, within tetrastyle temple; globe in pediment. Fine, black patina, some light roughness.

According to Imhoof-Blumer, this magistrate's name and office also appears on a coin of the same city struck for Severus Alexander. His suggestion that it is a new cognomen is noteworthy, since it may refer to the family's ultimate point of origin, and reflect some connection with Trajan's Dacian Wars. Given the presence of a Dacicus in a position of such prominence and influence almost five decades apart (whether the same individual or, much more likely, relatives), it is clear that the affluence of the Empire of the second century AD allowed for the rapid advancement of former slaves and freedman, so that they too had the wherewithal to perform the duties indicative of the provincial elite. The possibility that Dacicus is some heretofore unknown office is otherwise unsupported.
Silandos (AD 164-182) AE 23 – Lucilla306 viewsLucilla, wife of Lucius Verus, Augusta, 164-182 AD. AE23 (5.33g). [ΛOYKIΛΛA] CEBACTH, draped bust right. / [CΙΛΑΝ]ΔΕΩΝ, Cultus-effigy of Kore enthroned closely draped, head surmounted by polos; in field right, a stalk of corn growing. About very fine.1 comments
Silandos (AD 164-182) AE 23 – Lucilla532 viewsLucilla, wife of Lucius Verus. Augusta, AD 164-182. AE23 (6.31g). Aulus Attalianus, strategus. ΛOYKIΛΛA CEBACTH, draped bust right. / ΕΠΙ CATTAΛI CΙΛΑΝΔΕΩΝ, Zeus Lydios standing left, holding eagle (?) and sceptre. Very rare. Good very fine.1 comments
Silandos (AD 177-192) AE 32 - Commodus159 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE32 (17.61g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Dionysus recumbent left, head right, placing right hand on head and holding thyrsus in left, on back of panther advancing right. VF, attractive earthen green patina. From Group CEM.
Silandos (AD 177-192) AE 40 - Commodus377 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE44 - Medallion (45.10g, 6h). Tatianus, archierus and archon. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Commodus, holding sceptre, driving biga left; above, Nike, flying right, crowning him with wreath; Ε[ΠΙ] ΑPXΙΕ[ΠΕ]ΩC in legend, ΤΑΤΙΑΝΟV / [C]ΙΛΑΝΔΕΩΝ / Κ ΑPX in three lines in exergue. VF, black, olive and brick-red patina. Extremely rare.
Silandos (AD 178-182) AE 36 - Crispina88 viewsCrispina, Augusta, 178-182 AD. AE36 (23.97g). Lucius Min. Asclepiades, first archon. KPICΠINA CEBACTH. draped bust right / ΕΠΙ ΛOVΚΙOV APX A CIΛΑΝΔΕωΝ, Mên standing left, with foot on bucranium, holding pine cone and sceptre. Extremely rare. Smoothed.
Silandos (AD 178-182) AE 41 - Crispina150 viewsCrispina, Augusta, 178-182 AD. AE41 - Medallion (48.87g, 6h). Lucius, archon A. Draped bust right / Male figure (Satyr?), holding torch, and Dionysus, holding thyrsus, and panther at feet, standing right; to right, Pan, raising hand, standing left; to far left, serpent entwined altar. VF, earthen green patina, some roughness. Very rare.
Silandos (AD 178-182) AE 42 - Crispina6 viewsCrispina, Augusta, 178-182 AD. AE42 / Medallion (49.59g, 12h). Draped bust right / The Rape of Persephone: Hades driving quadriga right, head left, holding scepter and grasping the struggling Persephone. Fine, stripped to bare metal but now retoninig, a few areas of orginal patina, some roughness. Extremely rare. Ex Cederlind coll.
Silandos (AD 178-182) AE 44 - Crispina196 viewsCrispina, Augusta, 178-182 AD. AE44 - 8 Assaria or Medallion (54.56g, 6h). Lucius Min. Asklepiados as Strategos. CEBACTH KPICΠINA, draped bust right, hair dressed in four tight waves and caught up behind in chignon / EΠI CT ΛO[YKI]OY • MIN ACK[ΛEHΠIAΔ]OY, Apollo standing facing, head left, leaning against small column on which is placed a lyre, chiton over extended right arm amd holding a laurel branch; across field CIΛ/AN- ΔE/WN. Pleasing green-brown patina. Unpublished and apparently unique. Extremely Fine.
Silandos (AD 180-235) AE 2193 viewsImperial Times, ca 180-235 AD. Magistrate Stat...Attalianos. AE21 (8.24g). Head of Demos right / Dionysos standing left, holding Kantharos and scepter, panther at feet. Green patina, VF. Franke coll.
Silandos (AD 193-211) AE 23 - Septimius Severus245 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE23 (7.04g). Laureate head right / Athena standing left, holding owl, spear and shield. VF, brown patina, some roughness. Wagner Coll.
Silandos (AD 193-217) AE 16384 viewsLate 2nd-early 3rd century AD. AE16 (2.70g, 12h). Wreathed head of Silenos right; CI-ΛANΔ-EΩN around / Grape bunch; EΠI • A • AV-MAIOPOC around. Good VF, green patina. Extremely rare. Alighieri Coll.1 comments
Silandos (AD 193-217) AE 18169 viewsPseudo-autonomous issue, time of Septimius Severus and Caracalla, 193-217 AD. AE18 (4.21g). Laureate and draped bust of Apollo right, laurel branch to right / CΙΛΑΝΔΕΩΝ, Hermes standing left, holding purse and caduceus. aVF.1 comments
Silandos (AD 193-217) AE 20237 viewsTime of Septimius Severus and Caracalla, 193-217 AD. AE20 (5.26g, 6h). Bust of Athena right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet and aegis / Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. VF, brown patina.
Silandos (AD 193-235) AE 15413 viewsTime of Caracalla, 197-217 AD. AE15 (3.96g). CIΛAN-ΔOC, turreted bust of Tyche right / CIΛAN-ΔЄΩN, crescent and star; second star above.
Silandos (AD 193-235) AE 16446 viewsTime of Elagabal, 218-222 AD. AE16 (2.46g). CIΛAN-ΔOC, turreted bust of Tyche right / CIΛAN-ΔЄΩN, crescent and star. Good very fine.
Silandos (AD 193-268) AE19303 views3rd century AD. AE19 (2.99g, 6h). Bearded head of Herakles right / Lion walking right. Good VF, green and brown patina. Ex Alighieri Coll.
Silandos (AD 198-209) AE 35 - Geta413 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 198-209 AD. AE35 (29.37g, 6h). Helenus Apollon, first archon for the second time. Λ CΕΠΤΙ ΓΕΤΑC ΚΑΙ−CΑP, bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / ΕΠΙ ΕΛΕΝΟV ΑΠΟΛ ΑP Α ΤΟ Β , [CΙ]ΛΑΝΔΕ/ΩΝ in two lines in exergue, octastyle temple set on three-tiered podium, pellet in pediment. VF, olive patina, attractive strike. Apparently unique.1 comments
Silandos (AD 198-217) AE 29 - Caracalla145 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE29 (11.95g, 6h). Helenos, magistrate. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Dionysus standing left, holding cantharus over panther in right hand, filleted thyrsus in left. VF, pale green patina, pit filled in with earthen deposits on reverse.

This obverse die was also used for coins of Acrasus (see SNG von Aulock 2887). The engraver seems to have run out of room at the end of the obverse legend and was forced to place the “C” of “ΑNωNINOC” above the “O”.
Silandos (AD 198-217) AE 30 - Caracalla342 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE30 (17.16g, 11h). Helenus, magistrate. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Dionysus standing left; at feet, panther left with head right; ΕΠΙ ΕΛΕΝΟV in legend. Good VF, black-green patina with traces of earthen overtones. The obverse die for this coin may have been recut from one for Septimius Severus.
Silandos (AD 198-217) AE 45 - Caracalla242 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE45 - Medallion (41.52g, 6h). Helenos, the son of Apollonides, first archon for the second time. • AV • KAI • M • AV ANTΩNЄIN OC •, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / ЄΠI ЄΛЄNOV A ΠOΛΛONIΔOV AP A T B around, CIΛANΔЄ/ΩN in two lines in exergue, Caracalla, laureate and togate, standing right, holding volumen in left hand and clasping right hands with Geta standing left, bareheaded and togate. Good VF, black-green with hard earthen overtones, hard green deposits on lower portion of bust, a few minor scratches on reverse. Apparently unique for this ruler from this city.
Silandos (AD 200-270) AE 21292 viewsImperial Times, 3rd century AD. AE21 (4.99g, 12h). Helmeted and draped bust of Roma right / Cult statue of Artemis facing between poppy and grain ear. Good VF, brown patina. Scarce type.
Silandos (AD 209-211) AE 24 - Geta9 viewsGeta, 209-211 AD. AE24 (12.93g, 12h). AVK ΠO CЄ ΓЄTAC, laureate head right / CIΛAN[ΔЄΩN], Dionysus standing left, holding cantharus and filleted thyrsus; panther at feet. Brown patina, gF.
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