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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Akmoneia (AD 37-41) AE 17 - Caligula566 viewsGaius (Caligula), 37-41 AD. AE17 (4.46g, 11h). Krates, magistrate. Bare head right / Artemis advancing right, holding bow and drawing arrow from quiver; small stag to right. Near VF, dark brown patina, some deposits. Ex Wagner Coll. Ex Alex G. Malloy 6 (3/1976), lot 383.

Perhaps a coin of Gaius Caesar, although the portrait appears a bit mature.
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Akmoneia (AD 54-59) AE 18 - Agrippina Jr.378 viewsAgrippina Jr., Augusta 54-59 AD, mother of Nero. AE18 (3.45g), struck under archiereus Servinius Capito and his wife, archiera Julia Severa, [C]EBACTHN AΓPIΠΠIN[AN], draped bust right; poppy and grain-ears before / EΠI CEPOVHNIOV [KAΠITΩNOC KAI IOVΛIAC CEOVHPAC] AKMONEΩN, Artemis in double chiton advancing right, holding bow in raised left hand and pulling arrow from quiver behind left shoulder with right hand; in front, Nike standing right, holding wreath in raised left hand; behind, stag standing right. VF, green patina.
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Akmoneia (AD 54-68) AE - Nero425 viewsNero. AD 54-68. AE (4.60g). Archon L. Servenius Capito. Draped bust right / Zeus seated left holding patera and scepter. Very fine.
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Akmoneia (AD 54-68) AE - Nero363 viewsNero, 54-68 AD. AE19 (4.20g). L. Servenius Capito and his wife Iulia Severa. Struck ca 55 AD. Draped bust right / Zeus seated left, holding patera and sceptre; in left field, crescent and owl. VF, green and brown patina. The issuing authority whose name is found on this coin, L. Servenius Capito, and his wife Julia Severa, were the parents of the Neronian senator L. Servenius Cornutus.
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Akmoneia (AD 54-68) AE 17 - Nero308 viewsNero, 54-68 AD. AE17 (4.21g, 11h). L. Servinius Capito, magistrate, and his wife, Iulia Severa. Struck circa 62 AD. Laureate head right; kerykeion behind, crescent before / Zeus seated left, holding phiale and scepter. Good VF, glossy red-brown patina, minor roughness.
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Akmoneia (AD 54-68) AE 17 - Poppaea288 viewsPoppaea, wife of Nero, 54-68 AD. AE17 (3.32g), struck ca 62 AD. ΠOΠΠAIA ΣEBAΣTH, draped bust of Poppaea right / ΣEPOYHNIOY KAΠITΩNOΣ KAI IOYAΣ ΣEOYHPAΣ, Artemis with arrow and bow walking right; small figure of Nike to right. Rare. About very fine.
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Akmoneia (AD 54-68) AE 18 - Nero298 viewsNero, 54-68 AD. AE18 (4.81g). L. Servenius Capito and his wife Iulia Severa. Struck ca 65 AD. Draped bust right / Zeus seated left, holding patera and scepter; in left field, crescent and owl. VF.
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Akmoneia (AD 54-68) AE 18 - Nero222 viewsNero, 54-68 AD. AE18 (3.58g). L. Servenius Capito and his wife Iulia Severa. Struck ca 55 AD. ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΩΡ ΝΕΡΩΝ ΚΛΑΥΔΙΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ ΓΕΡΜΑΝΙΚΟΣ, draped bust right / ΕΠΙ ΣΕΡΟΤΗΝΙΟΥ ΚΑΠΙΤΩΝΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΙΟΥΛΙΑΣ ΣΕΟΥΗΡΑΣ ΑΚΜΟΝΕΩΝ, Zeus seated left, holding patera and sceptre; in left field, crescent and owl. Greenish patina, hairline crack, almost EF.
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Akmoneia (AD 54-68) AE 20 - Nero202 viewsNero, 54-68 AD. AE20 (4.28g, 12h). Laureate head right / Zeus seated left, extending hand and holding scepter. VF, dark green patina. Good portrait. Ex Wagner Coll.
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Akmoneia (AD 54-69) AE 16280 viewsQuasi-autonomous, 54-69 AD. AE16 (2.80g), struck under archiereus Servinius Capito and his wife, archiera Julia Severa. ΘEAN POMHN - AKMONEIC, turreted bust of Roma right / CEPOVHNIOV KAΠITΩNOC KAI IOVΛIAC CEOVHPAC, Nike advancing right, holding wreath and palm-branch. Good F. Hoeft coll.

This is a rare coin where both spouses are named in the legend. It is said to be typical for archierontes, high priests of Asia.
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Akmoneia (AD 62-65) AE 17 - Poppaea183 viewsPoppaea, Augusta, 62-65 AD. AE17 (3.04g, 12h). Lucius Servenius Capito, archon, with his wife Iulia Severa. Struck circa AD 62. Draped bust right, wearing wreath of grain ears, with forepart of lion at far shoulder / Artemis advancing right, drawing arrow and holding bow; monogram (= EΠI) to left, monogram (=APX) above lyre to right. Good VF, hard dark green patina. Excellent for issue. Group CEM.
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Akmoneia (AD 98-117) AE 21 - Trajan368 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD. AE21 (6,33g). Laureate head right / EΠI ΜEΝEΜΑΧΟΥ ΑΚΜΟΝEΩΝ river-god Sindros reclining left, holding reed, leaning on overturned vase from which river flows. Rare. Beautiful style, almost extremely fine.
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Akmoneia (AD 117-138) AE 20 - Hadrian106 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE20 (4.29g). AΔPIANOC KAICAP, laureate bust right, aegis tied at shoulder / AKMO NEΩN, Kybele wearing polos chitos and peplos, enthroned right, holding tympanum in left hand, and scepter in right; below, lion right. Rare.
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Akmoneia (AD 161-180) AE 20 - Marcus Aurelius347 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE20 (4.00g). Tundianos, magistrate. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / EΠI TVN-ΔIANOV around, AKMONE/ΩN in two lines in exergue, emperor on horseback galloping right. VF, natural brown surfaces, a little rough.
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Akmoneia (AD 161-180) AE 20 - Marcus Aurelius101 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE20 (5.77g, 5h). Tyndianus, magistrate. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Jupiter seated left on throne, holding crowning Victory and scepter. Good VF, dark brown patina. Extremely rare, with RPC listing only one other example. Spradling Coll.
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Akmoneia (AD 166-177) AE 19 - Commodus86 viewsCommodus, as Caesar, 166-177 AD. AE19 (4.13g). ΚΟΜΟΔΟ ΚΑΙCΑΡ, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right / ЄΠΙ ΤΥΝΔΙΑΝΟΥ ΑΚΜΟΝЄΩΝ, Artemis standing right, holding bow and drawing arrow. VF.
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Akmoneia (AD 193-217) AE 18 - Julia Domna168 viewsJulia Domna, 193-217 AD. AE18 (3.1g). CЄBACTA IOYΛIA ΔOM, draped bust right / AKMONЄΩN, Dionysos standing left, holding thrysus and grape bunch; to left, panther standing left, head right. VF.
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Akmoneia (AD 193-217) AE 21 - Julia Domna213 viewsJulia Domna. Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE21 (4.71g, 6h). Draped bust right / Facing cult image of Artemis Ephesia. Near EF, dark green patina beneath a thick layer of earthen deposits. Group CEM.
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Akmoneia (AD 198-209) AE 19 - Geta92 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 198-209 AD. AE19 (3.41g). Draped bust right / Demeter standing left, holding grain ears and torch. Brown patina, GF. Franke coll.
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Akmoneia (AD 198-217) AE 21 - Plautilla130 viewsPlautilla, 198-217 AD. AE21 (4.6g). Draped bust right / Aphrodite sitting left. VF.
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Akmoneia (AD 198-217) AE 26 - Caracalla291 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE26 (6.62g). Cuirassed and laureate bust right, AVT KAI M AVP ANTΩNEINOC / Zeus seated left holding patera, AKMONEΩN. Very fine.
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Akmoneia (AD 198-217) AE 30 - Caracalla162 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE 30 (11.09g). AYT K MA AVP - ANTΩNEINOC, laureate and cuirassed bust seen from behind, with aegis over left shoulder and sword belt over back, right / A - KMONEΩN, horseman with waving chlamys and wearing boots, galloping towards rock on which two female figures stand left, the posterior one pointing with right hand to horseman, the anterior with right hand on breast; beneath, river god (Sindros?) leaning left, right hand on right knee, left arm with long plant resting on rock and overturned vase from which water is flowing; above, eagle flying right. Very rare, about VF, green patina. Hoeft coll.
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Akmoneia (AD 200-300) AE 2084 views3rd Century AD. AE20 (4.18g). BOYΛH, draped and veiled bust right / AKMONЄΩN, Demeter standing left, holding long torch and ears of corn. Rare. gVF.
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Akmoneia (AD 200-300) AE 24320 viewsca 2nd-3rd century AD. AE24 (12.17g). IEΡΑ ΒΟΥΛΗ, draped and veiled bust of Boule right / ΑΚΜΟ-ΝEΩΝ, Artemis advancing right, drawing arrow from quiver and holding bow; hound before her. Nice VF, black patina with earthen highlights.
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Akmoneia (AD 200-300) AE 25283 viewsImperial Times, 3rd century AD. AE25 (12.00g). IEΡΑ - ΒΟΥΛΗ, draped and veiled bust of Boule right / ΑΚ-ΜΟ-ΝEΙΤΩΝ, Hermes standing facing holding kerykeion and purse; at his feet, ram. Rare. Good style. Olive green patina. Good very fine.
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Akmoneia (AD 200-300) AE 31265 views3rd century AD. AE31 (21.23g). Diademed head of Demos right / AKM-O-NEΩN, the Dioskouroi standing facing, looking towards each other, each holding spear. Fine, green patina. Rare. Ex Antioch Associates 39 (6/2002), lot 84.
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Akmoneia (AD 222-235) AE 26 - Severus Alexander86 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE26 (6.99g). Laureate and cuirassed bust right / Artemis advancing right, holding bow and drawing arrow from quiver; behind, stag. gVF.
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Akmoneia (AD 235-238) AE 20 - Maximus101 viewsMaximus, as Caesar. 235/6-238 AD. AE20 (3.47g). Draped bust right / A KMO NЄΩN, Demeter standing left, holding grain ears and torch. VF.
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Akmoneia (AD 235-238) AE 28 - Maximus251 viewsMaximus, as Caesar, 235/6-238 AD. AE28 (12.80g, 6h). Homonoia with Eumeneia. Bare-headed and draped bust right / Tyche of Acmoneia standing right, holding cornucopia, clasping hands with Tyche of Eumeneia standing left, holding cornucopia. Near VF, dark green patina, a few deposits, scrape on edge. Ex Wagner Coll.
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Akmoneia (AD 238-244) AE - Gordian III333 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE (7.62g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Hermes holding purse and kerykeion; ram before. Red brown patina. Very fine.
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Akmoneia (AD 238-244) AE 25 - Gordian III263 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE25 (6.61g). Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / A-KM-ONEΩN, Zeus seated left, holding phiale and sceptre; altar before. VF, dark brown patina.
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Akmoneia (AD 251-253) AE 27 - Volusian336 viewsVolusian, 251-253 AD. AE27 (10.89g, 6h). AVT K OVIB AΦ ΓAΛΛOC OYOΛOYCIANOC, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / AKMO/ NЄΩN, Horseman, holding whip, on galloping horse right; below horse, river-god Sindros reclining left; to right, two females (deities, or personifications of nature) standing left on rocky outcropping. VF, black-green patina with earthen overtones. Ex Alighieri Coll.

The main figure of the horseman, in association with the presonifications of the river-god and the presence of the female figures (whether themselves personifications of the surrounding countryside, or actual individuals), may represent an otherwise unknown foundation myth for Acmoneia.
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Akmoneia (AD 251-253) AE 30 - Trebonianus Gallus290 viewsTrebonianus Gallus, 251-253 AD. AE30 (12.08g, 6h). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Nymph advancing right, with billowing veil, holding the infant Zeus; three Kuretes around, each in armor and holding sword and shield. VF, green patina, a bit rough. Rare.

The Kuretes share some of the attributes of the Korybantes, dancing divinities associated with the worship of Kybele, but their specific role in Greek mythology was to serve as the protectors of the infant Zeus while he was hidden away on Crete, safe from his jealous father Kronos. Their militant dancing, accompanied by the clashing of swords on shields, drowned out the cries of the infant. The nursing of Zeus, according to certain traditions, was left to the sister nymphs Adrasteia and Ida, who fed Zeus with the the milk of the she-goat Amaltheia (in other traditions Amaltheia is a third nymph).
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Akmoneia (AD 251-253) AE 32 - Trebonianus Gallus287 viewsTrebonianus Gallus, 251-253 AD. AE32 (18.63g). Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / AKMON-EΩN, Dionysos, holding thyrsos, on panther running right. Fine, dark green patina.
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Akmoneia (AD 253-268) AE 27259 viewsTime of Gallienus, 253-268 AD. AE27 (19.34g, 7h). Diademed bust of Demos right / Herakles standing right, leaning on club, holding apples behind back. VF, brown patina, rough surfaces. Ex Righetti Coll., 6146.

The model for this reverse type is a Hellenistic sculpture copied by the Romans - the most famous copy being Glykon’s ‘Farnese Hercules’ that was discovered in the excavations of the Baths of Caracalla in 1546. The statue depicts the hero at rest after completing his Labors: he is shown standing with his club propped under his left arm, supporting the weight of his muscular frame, his head slightly nodding forward in a weary attitude, and he holds the apples of the Hesperides behind his back in his right hand.
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Akmoneia (AD 253-268) AE 27 - Gallienus259 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE27 (16.83g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Cult statue of Artemis-Ephesia facing, between two stags. VF, dark grayish-green patina under some light earthen encrustation.
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Akmoneia (AD 253-268) AE 27 - Gallienus258 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE27 (13.84g). AΥΤ Κ ΠΟΥ ΛΙΚ ΓΑΛΛΙΗ[ΝΟΣ], laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / AKM-O-NЄΩN, stehende Dioskuren. , Tyche standing left wearing kalathos and holding rudder and cornucopiae. Obverse flan flaw (pit), minor roughness, very fine.
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Akmoneia (AD 253-268) AE 27 - Gallienus334 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE27 (15.28g). AVT K ΠOV ΛIK ΓAΛΛIHNOC, laureate, cuirassed and draped right / AKM O NЄΩN, the Dioskouroi standing facing, looking towards each other, each holding spear. Extremely rare, VF.
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Akmoneia (AD 253-268) AE 27 - Gallienus169 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE27 (12.11g, 6h). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Dionysos standing left, holding Kantharos; panther at his feet. Green patina, GVF.
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Akmoneia (AD 253-268) AE 29 - Gallienus155 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE29 (18.26g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Asclepius standing left, leaning on serpent-entwined staff. Good VF, dark brown patina, earthen highlights. Group CEM.
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Akmoneia (AD 98-117) AE 16 - Trajan67 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD. AE16 (3.09g). Menemachos, grammateus. AYTOKPA TPAIANOC, laureate head right / ЄΠI MЄNЄMAXOY AKMONЄΩN, Demeter standing left, holding grain ears, poppy and sceptre. aVF.
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Akmoneia (BC 27-AD 14) AE 16 - Augustus263 viewsAugustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AE16 (3.50g, 12h). Uncertain magistrate. Laureate head right / Artemis standing right, drawing arrow from quiver and holding bow; to right, stag standing right. VF, black-green patina. Very rare. Ex Villemur Coll.; ex CNG XXXIII (3/1995), lot 1265.
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Akmoneia (BC 27-AD 14) AE 19 - Augustus294 viewsAugustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AE19 (6.36g, 6h). Kordos, magistrate. Bare head left; lituus to left / Nike advancing right, holding palm and wreath. VF, black-green patina.
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Akmoneia (BC 133-48) AE 23738 viewsca 133-48 BC. AE23 (7.62g). Bust of Athena right, wearing high-crested Corinthian helmet and aegis / [Α]ΚΜΟΝΕ[ΩΝ], eagle alighting from thunderbolt, flanked by stars; magistrates ΜΗΝΟΔΟΤΟΣ and ΣΙΛΛΩΝ. Good VF, golden tan patina, just a hint of light porosity. Very rare. ex CNG Triton V (1/2002), lot 500.
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Akmoneia (BC 200-0) AE 17571 views2nd-1st cent BC. AE17 (2.88g). Laureate head of bearded Zeus right / ΑΚΜΟΝ[ΕΩΝ] - ΤΙΜΟΘΕ/ΜΗΤΡΟ, Asklepios in himation standing facing, resting on snake staff. Dark green patina, gVF/VF. Rare. Joy coll.
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Akmoneia (BC 200-0) AE 21537 views2nd-1st century BC. AE21 (6.2g). Laureate head of bearded Zeus right / ΑΚΜΟΝΕΩΝ - ΘΕΟΔΟΤ / ΠΡΟΚΛΕΣ, Asklepios in himation standing facing, resting on snake staff. aEF. Rare.
   
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