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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Lydia Uncertain (BC 4th cent) AE 12232 viewsSardeis? 4th century BC. AE12 (1.5 g, 12h). Head of Dionysios left, wearing ivy wreath / Kantharos; F and S (in Lydian) flanking. Good VF, brown patina. Very rare. Ex Gorny & Mosch 203 (3/2012), lot 197 (Naxos).

In previous sales, this issue has been attributed to either Cycladic Naxos or Syros. While both cities struck coins with same types, all of these cities’ bronzes consistently bear the first two letters of their respective ethnic flanking the base of the kantharos. On this issue, these Greek letters have been replaced by two Lydian letters, allowing its correct attribution to a mint in Lydia. Sardeis is a possibility, as it’s spelling in Lydian was Sfard.
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Lydia Uncertain (BC 5th cent) Tetartemorion218 views5th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (6mm, 0.18g, 9h). Head of ram right; decorative lines below; above, 'FALFAK' in Lydian / Helmeted head of Athena right; to lower right, TK in Lydian. Good VF.
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Lydia Uncertain (BC 5th cent) Tetartemorion142 views4th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (0.18g, 6mm). Head of ram right; uncertain legend around / Helmeted head of Athena right within incuse square. EF. Extremely rare.
 
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