Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Aizanis (AD 14-37) AE 21 - Tiberius579 viewsTiberius, 14-37 AD. AE21 (7.72g). Menander, magistrate. ΣΕΒΑΣΤΗ, bare head right, seen from behind / ΑΙZΑΝITΩ[Ν] / ΕΠΙ ΜΕΝΑΝΔΡ[ΟΣ], Zeus standing left, holding eagle and sceptre. VF, brown patina.
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Aizanis (AD 37-41) AE 15 - Caligula240 viewsCaligula, 37-41 AD. AE15 (3.90g). Γ ΚΑΙC CЄΒ ΓЄΡΜΑΝΙΚΟC, laureate head right / ΑΙZΑΝΙΤΩΝ ЄΠΙ ΠΡΑΞΙΜЄ, draped bust of Artemis with bow right. Rare. Dark green glossy patina, gVF.
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Aizanis (AD 37-41) AE 15 – Caligula & Agrippina Sn390 viewsCaligula, with Agrippina Senior, 37-41 AD. AE15 (3.49g, 12h). Lollios Klassikos, magistrate. Laureate head of Gaius (Caligula) right; star behind / Draped bust of Agrippina Senior right. VF, green patina. Ex Alighieri Coll.
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Aizanis (AD 37-41) AE 20 - Caligula344 viewsCaligula, 37-41 AD. AE20 (5.34g). Lollios Klassikos and Lollios Roufos. ΓAIOΣ KAIΣAP; radiate head right / AIZANЄITWN ЄΠI POΦOY KAI KΛACCIKOY/ ΛOΛΛIWN, monogram, Zeus standing left with eagle and scepter. Attractive VF.
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Aizanis (AD 37-41) AE 20 - Caligula159 viewsCaligula, 37-41 AD. AE20 (4.81g). Straton Medeos, magistrate. ΓAIOC KAICAP. laureate head right / AIZANITωN EΠI CTPATωNON MHΔHOY, Zeus standing left with eagle and sceptre. VF.
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Aizanis (AD 41-54) AE 16110 viewsTime of Claudius, 41-54 AD. AE16 (2.53g). ΘEOC CYNKΛHTOC, bust of the Senate right / AIZANITΩN/ EΠI/ ACKΛA/ XAPAKO, facing statue of Artemis, stag to left. Dark patina. Extremely rare. VF.
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Aizanis (AD 41-54) AE 17381 viewsTime of Claudius I, AD 41-54. AE17 (3.72g). Diademed and draped bust of Senate right / Draped bust of Artemis with quiver over shoulder. Rare. Dark patina, good very fine.
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Aizanis (AD 41-54) AE 17 - Claudius151 viewsClaudius, 41-54 AD. AE17 (4.00g). KΛAΥΔIOΣ KAIΣAΡ, laureate head right / AIZANITΩN, Zeus standing left with eagle and scepter. Dark green patina, gVF.
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Aizanis (AD 41-54) AE 18 - Claudius390 viewsClaudius, 41-54 AD. AE18 (4.22g, 12h). Claudius Hierax, magistrate. Laureate head right / Zeus standing left, holding eagle and scepter. VF, tan surfaces. Ex Wagner Coll.
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Aizanis (AD 41-54) AE 19 - Claudius155 viewsClaudius, 41-54 AD. AE19 (3.73g, 1h). Protomachos Socrates, magistrate. Laureate head right / Zeus standing left, holding eagle and scepter. VF, green patina.
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Aizanis (AD 41-54) AE 20 - Claudius372 viewsClaudius, 41-54 AD. AE20 (4.86g). Pausanius Menandros, magistrate. Laureate head right / AIZANITΩN EΠ ΠAVCANIOV MENAΔPO[V], Zeus standing left, holding eagle and sceptre. VF, natural light brown surfaces.
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Aizanis (AD 41-54) AE 20 - Claudius311 viewsClaudius, 41-54 AD. AE20 (6.06g, 12h). Antiochus Metrogenes, magistrate. Laureate head right / Zeus Aezanis standing left, holding eagle and scepter; ANTIO XOY MHTPOΓENOYC in legend. VF, dark green patina with traces of gray-green overtones.
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Aizanis (AD 49–54?) AE 16 – Agrippina (II?)162 viewsAgrippina (II?), reign of Claudius, 41–54 AD (49–54 AD?) AE16 – Brass (2.93g, 12h). ΑΓΡΙΠΠΙΝΑΝ [CЄΒΑCΤΗΝ], draped bust right / ΑΙΖΑ - [ΝΙΤ]ΩΝ, draped bust of Persephone with ear of corn before.
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Aizanis (AD 81-96) AE 19 - Domitian146 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE19 (4.78g, 12h). ΔOMITIANOC KAICAP CЄBAC, laureate head right / AIZANЄITWΝ, Athena, helmeted, standing left, holding patera and spear on shield. VF, dark green patina. Tricarico coll.
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Aizanis (AD 81-96) AE 28 - Domitian314 viewsAezanis and Cadi in Alliance, Domitian. 81-96 AD. AE28 (19.54g). Laureate bust left, drapery on left shoulder, aegis / The Demi of Aezanis and Cadi standing, clasping hands, each holding a sceptre. VF, brown patina.
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Aizanis (AD 82-83) AE 26 - Domitia Longina349 viewsDomitia Longina, wife of Domitian, Augusta, 82-83 AD. AE26 (12.41g, 6h). Diademed and draped bust right / AIZ (Z retrograde) AN-EITwN, Cybele seated left on throne. VF, black-green patina, minor pitting. Extremely rare, one of four extant specimens, and the only one with a diadem. From the Garth R. Drewry Collection. Ex CNG 36 (12/1995), lot 2376.
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Aizanis (AD 100-270) AE 18186 views2nd-3rd century AD. AE18 (2.83g). Head Serapis wearing modius right / Eagle standing left, head right. Rare. Very fine.
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Aizanis (AD 117-138) AE 23 - Hadrian318 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE23 (6.83g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / River-god Rhyndakos reclining left, leaning on an overturned urn from which water flows, holding the infant Plautos and cornucopia. VF, dark green patina, light deposits.
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Aizanis (AD 117-138) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Hadrian476 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (10.91g, 7h). Struck after 128 AD. Bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Jupiter standing left, holding eagle and scepter. VF. Overstruck on an uncertain cistophorus of Trajan.
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Aizanis (AD 117-138) Cistophoric Tetradrachm Hadrian406 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (10.60g, 7h), struck after 128 AD. Bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Jupiter standing left, holding eagle and sceptre. VF, traces of porosity.
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Aizanis (AD 117-193) AE 18258 views2nd century AD. AE18 (4.02g, 6h). Head of Demos right / Hygeia standing right, feeding serpent from phiale. VF, dark green-brown patina.
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Aizanis (AD 128-137) AE 18 - Sabina10 viewsSabina. Augusta, 128-136/7 AD. AE18 (2.79g). M. Ati. Metrogenes, magistrate. СΑΒЄΙΝΑ СЄΒΑСΤΗ, draped bust right / ЄΠΙΜ ΑΤ ΜΗΤΡΟΓЄΝΟVС ΑΙΖΑΝЄΙΤΩN, Hygieia standing facing, feeding serpent held in arms. aVF.
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Aizanis (AD 138-161) AE 23 - Antoninus Pius79 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE23 (8.38g). ΑVΤΟ ΚΑΙСΑΡ ΑΝΤΩΝЄΙΝΟС, laureate head right / ΑΙΖΑΝЄΙΤΩΝ, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. VF.
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Aizanis (AD 177-192) AE 19 - Commodus267 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE19 (3.64g). AV KAI KOMOΔOC, laureate head right / AIZANЄ ITΩN, Cult statue of Artemis Ephesia in between crescent and star. Very fine.
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Aizanis (AD 177-192) AE 26 - Commodus150 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE26 (9.1g). AV KAI MAVRH KOMOΔO, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / AIZANЄITΩN, eagle seated right on column, head left. to left; altar, to right; tree. VF.
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Aizanis (AD 177-192) AE 27 - Commodus332 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE27 (11.03g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Goat standing left, head turned right, suckling the infant Zeus. VF, black patina with some earthen encrustation. Wagner Coll.

Although little is known of the city of Aezanis, it must have claimed some connection with Amaltheia, the she-goat which nursed the infant Zeus hidden from his father Saturn.
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Aizanis (AD 177-192) AE 27 - Commodus244 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE27 (11.95g). AV•KAI •M•AVP• KOMOΔ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / AI•ZA•N ЄI•TΩN, Asklepios in Himation standing facing, head to left, holding snake-staff in right hand. Apparently unpublished. Nice VF.
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Aizanis (AD 177-192) AE 28 - Commodus182 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE28 (12.09g, 3h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Artemis advancing right, drawing arrow and holding bow; stag at her side. Good VF, dark green patina, earthen highlights. Group CEM; Ex Aufhauser 6 (10/1989), lot 435.
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Aizanis (AD 177-192) AE 29 - Commodus29 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE29 (13.22g). AV KAI M AVP KOMOΔOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / AIZANЄITΩN, goat standing right, head left, suckling infant Zeus. Some encrustation, gVF.
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Aizanis (AD 177-192) AE 31 - Commodus35 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE31 (13.75g). AV KAI M AVPH KOMOΔOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / AIZANЄITΩN, tetrastyle temple, containing facing statue of Artemis Ephesia, with supports and stag to inner left and right. Extremely rare. Some encrustation, VF.
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Aizanis (AD 200-270) AE 15294 views2nd century AD. AE15 (1.99g). Draped bust of Hermes right, kerykeion over shoulder / ΑΙΖΑΝ-ЄΙΤΩΝ, eagle facing with open wings, head left, wreath in beak. F.
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Aizanis (AD 200-270) AE 16232 views3rd century AD. AE16 (2.63g, 7h). Bust of Serapis right / Eagle standing right, head left. VF, grayish-green patina under earthen deposits.
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Aizanis (AD 200-270) AE 16155 views2nd-3rd century AD. AE16 (2.08g, 6h). Draped bust of Hermes right, caduceus behind neck / ΑΙΖΑΝ-ЄΙΤΩΝ, eagle facing with head left, wings spread, wreath in beak.
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Aizanis (AD 200-300) AE 22274 viewsca 3rd cent AD. AE22 (8.93g). Helmeted bust of Roma right / Poseidon standing right. VF, brown patina.
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Aizanis (AD 253-268) AE 26379 viewsCivic Issue, time of Gallienus, 253-268 AD. AE26 (13.53g). Head of the Senate right / Tyche standing left with rudder and cornucopiae. Nice VF, black patina, mild porosity.
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Aizanis (AD 253-268) AE 27 - Gallienus 186 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE27 (15.99g, 6h). Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Zeus standing left, holding eagle and scepter. Dark green patina, GVF.
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Aizanis (AD 253-268) AE 27 - Gallienus116 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE27 (15.75g, 6h). Aurelius Zenonus, magistate. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Magna Mater (Cybele) seated left on chair, holding patera and resting elbow upon tympanum; to left, lion left. VF, dark green patina. Very rare. Spradling Coll.; ex Burstein Coll.
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Aizanis (AD 253-268) AE 28170 viewsTime of Gallienus, 253-268 AD. AE28 (15.51g, 6h). Julius Ulpius Severinus, magistrate. Diademed head of youthful Demos right / Zeus standing facing, head left, holding eagle and scepter. VF, green patina.
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Aizanis (AD 253-268) AE 28 - Gallienus274 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE28 (18.35g, 5h). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. VF, dark green patina with earthen highlights.
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Aizanis (AD 253-268) AE 31341 viewsTime of Gallienus, 253-268 AD. AE31 (16.52g). Bare head of the Demos of Aizanis / Zeus stands left with eagle.
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Aizanis (BC 27-AD 14) AE 21 – Augustus272 viewsAugustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AE21 (6.97g, 12h). Struck circa 25 BC. Bare head left / Zeus standing left, holding eagle and scepter; monogram to left. VF, black patina, minor adjustment marks on reverse. Rare.
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Aizanis (BC 27-AD 14) AE 23 - Valerius Messala460 viewsAugustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AE23 (9.12g). Potitus Valerius Messala, proconsul. Struck circa 25 BC. POTIT MESSALAS, bare head of Potitus Valerius Messala left / [E]ZEANITΩN, right hand holding scales suspended; monogram to right. Fine, dark green patina with lighter green overtones. Extremely rare. Ex Villemur Coll.; Ex Aufhauser 13 (10/1997), lot 292.
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Aizanis (BC 50-0)418 viewslate 1st cent. BC. AE17 (3.72g). Laureate and bearded head of Heracles left / EZE-AN-I-TΩN, naked Hermes standing left, holding purse and caduceus. gVF
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Aizanis (BC 200-0) AE 20637 viewsca 2nd-1st cent BC. AE20 (8.26g). Helmeted and draped male bust right / Free horse walking right. Nice VF, black patina shadowed by orange.
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