Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Apamea (AD 200-270) AE 1869 viewsEarly-mid 3rd century AD. AE18 (3.31g). ΔHMOC, diademed bust of youthful Demos right, with slight drapery / AΠAMЄΩN, river god Marsyas reclining left, holding reed and cornucopia, and resting elbow upon overturned urn from which liquid flows. gVF.
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Apameia (AD 14-37) AE 14 - Livia664 viewsLivia, mother of Tiberius, 14-37 AD. AE14 (3.95g). Markos Manneios. ΣEBAΣTH, draped bust of Livia / MARKOΣ MANNHIOΣ AΠAMEΩN, club above meander pattern. About very fine.
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Apameia (AD 14-37) AE 18 - Tiberius117 viewsTiberius, 14-37 AD. AE18 (6.1g). Magistrate Gaius Julius Kallikles. TIBEPIOΣ KAIΣAP, bare head right / ΓAIOΣ IOYΛIOΣ KAΛΛIKΛHΣ AΠΑΜΕΩΝ, Zeus standing left, with scepter and thunderbolt. VF.
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Apameia (AD 54-68) AE 16 - Nero93 viewsNero, 54-68 AD. AE16 (4.12g). M. Vettius Nigrus, Magistrate. NEPON KAIΣAP, bare head right / EΠI OYETTIOY NIΓPOY AΠΑΜΕΩΝ, eagle standing right, head left. VF.
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Apameia (AD 54-68) AE 18 - Nero346 viewsNero, 54-68 AD. M. Vettios Nigros. 54-59 AD. AE18 (6.76g). NEPΩN ΣEBAΣTOΣ, bare head right / EΠI M OYETTIOY NIΓPOY ΦPYΓIAΣ. Marsyas, standing right, playing flute. Slightly rough in places, nice very fine.
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Apameia (AD 54-68) AE 19 - Nero234 viewsNero, 54-68 AD. AE19 (4.62g), ca 54-59 AD. NEPΩN ΣEBAΣTOΣ, bare head right / EΠI M OYETTIOY NIΓPOY ΦPYΓIAΣ. Marsyas, standing right, playing flute. aVF. Rare.
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Apameia (AD 69-79) AE 25 - Vespasian444 viewsVespasian, 69-79 AD. AE25 (8.72g). Laureate head right / ΚΟΙΝΟΝ ΦΡΥΓΙΑΣ ΑΠΑΜΕΙΣ ΕΠΙ ΠΛΑΝΚΙΟΥ ΟΑΡΟΥ, bundle of five grain-ears. Good Fine, brown surfaces. From the Garth R. Drewry Collection. Ex Ponterio 123 (11/2002), lot 610.
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Apameia (AD 100-200) AE 15321 viewsQuasi-autonomous, 2nd century AD. AE15 (2.80g). AΠAM - EIA, draped bust of the City-Tyche right, wearing mural crown / AΠA - MEIΩN, Hekate Triformis, three-figured, with 3 heads and 6 arms, each with double-chiton and wearing kalathos, holding torches. F+. Hoeft coll.
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Apameia (AD 100-200) AE 18115 viewsImperial Times, 2nd century AD. AE18 (3.77g). Bust of Serapis right / AΠA MEΩN, cornucopiae. VF.
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Apameia (AD 100-268) AE 20244 views2nd-3rd century AD. AE20 (4.06g, 6h). Veiled and draped bust of Boule right / Bundle of grain ears. VF, green patina. Ex Alighieri Coll.
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Apameia (AD 117-138) AE 15 - Hadrian123 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE15 (4.8g). AY KAI TP AΔPIANOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / AΠAMЄΩN MAPCYAC, Marsyas standing right, playing double-flute. GVF.
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Apameia (AD 117-138) AE 20 - Hadrian436 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE20 (5.44g). Laureate bust right, aegis tied at shoulder / The river god Marsyas reclining left, holding aloft rhyton and double flute, resting on rocky outcrop with amphora from which water flows; five chests placed on the height above. Good VF, brown patina.
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Apameia (AD 117-138) AE 20 - Hadrian366 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE20 (5.76g). Laureate bust right, aegis tied at shoulder / The river god Marsyas reclining left, holding aloft rhyton and double flute, resting on rocky outcrop with amphora from which water flows; five chests placed on the height above. Good very fine.
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Apameia (AD 138-161) AE 22 - Antoninus Pius89 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE22 (6.94g, 6h). Scymnus II Demetrius, magistrate. Struck circa 139-144 AD. Laureate head right / Four grain ears. VF, dark brown patina. Spradling Coll.; ex CNG Elec. Auc. 52 (11/2002), lot 85.
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Apameia (AD 138-161) AE 27 - Antoninus Pius56 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE27 (7.22g). Laureate head right / Tyche standing, left, wearing kalathos, holding rudder and cornucopia. VF.
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Apameia (AD 139-161) - Marcus Aurelius Caesar171 viewsMarcus Aurelius, Caesar, 139-161 AD. AE25 (5.65g). M AYPH OYHPOC KAI; bare head of M. Aurelius right / OMONOIA ΑΠΑΜΕΩΝ; Concordia, veiled, standing left.
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Apameia (AD 139-161) AE 30 - Marcus Aurelius167 viewsMarcus Aurelius, as Caesar, 139-161 AD. AE30 (17.00g, 12h). Bareheaded and draped bust right / Tyche standing left, grain ears, poppy, rudder, and cornucopia. VF, dark green patina, some roughness and minor metal flaws.
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Apameia (AD 139-161) AE 31 - Marcus Aurelius116 viewsMarcus Aurelius, as Caesar, 139-161 AD. AE31 (14.66g). AVPHΛIOC KAICAP, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right / AΠAMЄΩN, Marsyas standing right, playing double-flute. VF.
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Apameia (AD 161-217) AE 16251 viewsImperial Times, late 2nd century AD. AE16 (4.76g). ZЄΥC ΚЄΛЄΝЄΥC, bust Zeus Kelaineus right / ΑΠΑΜЄΩΝ, eagle with wings spread. Dark brown patina, good very fine.
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Apameia (AD 177-192) AE 1864 viewsTime of Commodus, 177-192 AD. AE18 (2.89g). Draped bust of Sarapis wearing calathos / AΠAM ЄΩN, Marsyas seated on rock playing on double flute. Very rare. Nice VF.
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Apameia (AD 193-211) AE 34 - Septimius Severus233 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE34 (27.94g, 5h). M. Aelius Attalianus, magistrate. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / ΕΠΙ Μ ΜΑΙ Ω (W inverted) TAΛIA-NOV APAMEΩ-N, Zeus Nikephorus seated left. VF, dusty, black-green patina. Extremely rare, the second known specimen, the other is in the BM. From the Garth R. Drewry Collection. Ex Berk 111 (10/1999), lot 550.
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Apameia (AD 193-211) AE 35 - Septimius Severus440 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE35 (22.76g). ΑΥΤ Κ Λ CЄΠΤ - CЄΟΥΗΡΟC ΠЄΡ-ΤΙ, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / ЄPI AGWNOQ-î-T-OU ARTî MA/Γ / APAMЄIΩN, Athena, wearing long chiton and peplos, seated left on rock, shield at her side, helmeted head turned right, playing double aulos and checking her image reflected in the water; she is watched by Marsyas, nude, hidden behind rock in upper left field. Very rare and interesting mythological representation. Dark, olive patina.

Athena was believed to have invented the aulos (double pipe). Hera and Aphrodite laughed when Athena played her pipes because her puffed cheeks distorted her face. Suspicious Athena decided to see for herself by observing her reflection in a river as she played. Upon seeing the unflattering result, she discarded the pipes, which were then picked up by Marsyas; Marsyas later challenged Apollo to a contest, matching his pipes with Apollo's lyre. Apollo won and flayed Marsyas as his punishment.
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Apameia (AD 193-211) AE 36 - Septimius Severus335 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE36 (22.99g). Agonotheten Artemas. AVT∙K∙Λ∙CЄΠT - CЄOVHPOC ΠЄP-TI, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / [ЄΠI AΓO]NOΘЄ TO V APTЄMA, in ex. AΠAMЄΩ/N, Noah and his whife standing in enclosing square chest (Latin, arca; Greek, kibotos) with raised lid on which perches a raven (?) right, facing left; floating on waves and inscribed with NΩE; to left, standing figures, as above but full-length, of Noah and spouse, gazing upwards, latter outermost, and raising right hands, elbows bent, in salutation to dove flying right above them, grasping olive-branch in claws. Unpublished (?). Four times holed in antiquity. VF.

The coin is a testimony for the mutual recognition and respect between the Jewish community and the city of Apameia Kibotos, which integrated the Jewish myth of Noah's ark into her own traditions: Noah got ashore with his 'Kibotos' ('chest') at Apameia; the Jewish people of Apameia were descendants of Noah.
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Apameia (AD 193-217) AE 23 - Julia Domna155 viewsJulia Domna, 193-217 AD. AE23 (7.13g), Magistrate Artema(...) (Grammateus?). Draped bust right / Bundle of grain ears. VF.
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Apameia (AD 193-217) AE 24 - Julia Domna69 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE24 (6.86g). IOVΛΙΑ ΔΟΜΝΑ CЄΒΑC, draped bust right / ЄΠΙ ΑΡΤЄΜΑ Γ ΑΠΑΜЄΩΝ, five grain ears. VF.
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Apameia (AD 193-235) AE 16146 viewsTime of the Severans, 193-235 AD. AE16 (2.32g, 5h). Turreted and draped bust of Tyche right / Hekate triformis, holding torch in each hand. VF, green patina. Fine style.

Although perhaps originally conceived as cthonic goddess similar to Artemis, in Greek mythology Hekate was transformed into a nefarious deity associated with witches, ghosts, and curses. The origin of her cult can perhaps be traced to Caria, where her most prominent cult site of Lagina was located and where names stemming from Hekate (itself apparently derived from Hekatos, or “far-shooting”, an epithet of Apollo) are well–attested. From at least the Classical period she was shown in triplicate form as a goddess of the crossroads, comparable to the Roman Trivia, whose image was set up at boundaries to keep out evil spirits.
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Apameia (AD 193-235) AE 1684 viewsTime of the Severans, 193-235 AD. AE16 (1.61g). AΠAMЄΩN, helmeted bust of Athena right, wearing aegis / MAIANΔPOC, river-god Maeandrus reclining left, holding reed and cornucopia, and resting elbow upon overturned urn from which liquid pours. VF.
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Apameia (AD 196-211) AE 28 - Caracalla194 viewsCaracalla, as Caesar, AD 196-211. AE28 (11.80g, 7h). M AVP ANTΩNЄINOC KAICAP, Bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / ЄΠI MMAIATTA ΛI ANAΠAMЄ, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. Near VF, brown patina. Ex Alighieri Coll.
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Apameia (AD 198-209) AE 20 - Geta224 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 198-209 AD. AE20 (3.88g). Bareheaded and cuirassed bust right; ΠO CEΠ ΓETAC K / AΠAMEΩN; Marsyas seated left, in rocky surroundings, in right hand holding aloft rhyton and in left hand double flute. Very rare; very fine, minor roughness.
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Apameia (AD 198-209) AE 24 - Geta154 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 198-209 AD. AE24 (8.0g). Artemis, son of Agonothetes, magistrate. ΠO CЄΠTI ΓЄTAC KAI, draped and cuirassed bust right / ЄΠI AΓΩNOΘЄTO V APTЄM AΓ AΠ AMЄ ΩN, Athena standing facing, head left, holding spear and patera. aEF.
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Apameia (AD 198-217) AE 24290 viewsTime of Caracalla, 198-217 AD. AE24 (6.14g, 7h). Veiled and draped bust of Bule right / Bundle of six grain ears. VF, green and brown patina, rough surfaces.1 comments
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Apameia (AD 198-217) AE 25 - Caracalla & Plautilla174 viewsCaracalla and Plautilla, 198-217 AD. AE25 (7.62g). Artema(…)(Agonothetes) magistrate. AVK MA/ ANTΩNЄIN/ OC/ ΠΛAVTIΛΛA/ AVΓOV, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust to the right facing right facing draped bust / ЄΠI APTЄM A∙Γ∙ AΠAM/ ЄIC, in ex. KOINONΦ/ PVΓI, eagle with spread wings facing. VF.
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Apameia (AD 198-217) AE 26 - Caracalla248 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE26 (6.76g). Cuirassed and laureate bust right, AVT K MAV ANTΩΝINΩC / Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae, EΠI - A-M-CEV-T-B - AΠAMEΩΝ. Rough, very fine.
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Apameia (AD 198-217) AE 26 - Caracalla213 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE26 (8.25g). AYT. K. M. AVP. ANTΩNЄINOC, His laureate and cuirassed bust right / ЄPI Λ. MA. CЄV. ΓPA. TO B. APAMЄ-ΩN, Athena standing left, holding a patera and a sceptre. Nice VF with an attractive contrast patina.
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Apameia (AD 198-217) AE 37 - Caracalla265 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE37 - Medallion (22.65g). Homonoia with Ephesos. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ Μ ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤΩΝЄΙΝΟC, cuirassed and laureate bust right / ЄΠΙ Λ ΜΑ CЄΥ Γ / ΠΑΜ ΑΠΑΜЄ / ΩΝ / ЄΦЄCΙΩΝ ΟΜΟ/ΝΟΙΑ, Zeus with patera and scepter enthroned to left, before Artemis Ephesia standing. Rare. Traces of silvering, GVF.
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Apameia (AD 200-300) AE 16241 views3rd cent AD. AE16 (2.33g). AΠAMEIA, draped bust of City-Goddess right with turreted headdress / AΠAMEΩN, triform Hekate standing, holding torches. Nice very fine.
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Apameia (AD 200-300) AE 19254 viewsQuasi-autonomous, 3rd century AD. AE19 (3.29g). ΔH-MOC, bearded, draped, laureate(?) bust of Demos right / AΠA-MEΩ-N, nude Marsyas advancing right, nebris flowing behind, playing double flute. VF. Hoeft coll.

Marsyas playing the auloi, the typical double-flute. But actually the auloi was not a simple flute but a tongued instrument so more like an oboe. Both parts often were tuned in the distance of an octave but that could be changed. Here you can clearly see the grip holes.
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Apameia (AD 200-300) AE 20103 viewsImperial Times, 3rd century AD. AE20 (4.6g). Bust of Serapis wearing modius right / AΠA M ЄΩN, Marsyas reclining right on overturned urn, holding reed. VF.
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Apameia (AD 200-300) AE 24197 viewsImperial Times, 3rd century AD. AE24 (7.49g, 6h). Diademed and draped bust of Demos right / Athena standing left, holding patera and spear. VF, dusty green patina, earthen deposits. Ex Wagner Coll.
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Apameia (AD 202-205) AE 19 - Plautilla224 viewsPlautilla, Augusta, 202-205 AD. AE19 (3.72g, 11h). Draped bust right / Marsyas seated left, holding cornucopia. VF, brown patina with earthen deposits. Ex Wagner Coll.
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Apameia (AD 217-218) AE - Diadumenian217 viewsDiadumenian, as Caesar, 217-218 AD. AE (12.81g). Draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / APA-MEΩN Zeus seated left, holding Nike and scepter, at feet eagle. Very rare. Olive green patina. Good very fine.
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Apameia (AD 217-218) AE 23 - Diadumenian126 viewsDiadumenian, 217-218 AD. AE23 (7.39g). Μ ΟΠ ΔΙΑΔΟΥΜ-ЄΝΙΑΝΟC ΚΑΙ, draped bust right / ΑΠΑ-ΜЄΩΝ, Tyche with cornucopiae and rudder. Green patina, GVF.
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Apameia (AD 218-222) AE 19 - Elagabalus55 viewsElagabalus, 218-222 AD. AE19 (3.37g). AVT K M AV ANTΩNЄNOC, laureate and cuirassed bust right / AΠAMЄΩN, Marsyas seated left on rocks, holding cornucopia and aulus. gVF.
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Apameia (AD 222-235) AE 29 - Julia Mamaea77 viewsJulia Mamaea, Augusta, 222-235 AD. AE29 (13.02g, 6h). P. Ailius Tryphon, equestrian asiarch. IOVΛIA MAMЄA CЄB, draped bust right, wearing stephane / ЄΠI Π AIΛ TPY-Φ-(ΩN)OC ACIAP IΠΠI/AΠAMЄΩ-N, Zeus seated left on chair, holding crowning Nike and scepter. VF, dark brown patina. Extremely rare. Spradling Coll.
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Apameia (AD 238-244) AE 25122 viewsTime of Gordian III, 238-244 AD. AE25 (9.59g, 5h). Bakchios, magistrate. Veiled and draped bust of Bule right / Eagle standing facing, head right, wings open. Good VF, dark green patina with thick earthen highlights/deposits.
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Apameia (AD 238-244) AE 30 - Gordian III37 viewsGordian III. 238-244 AD. AE30 (13.82g). AΥT K M - AN ΓOΡΔIAN/[O]C, laureate bust right / ΠAΡ BAKXIOΥ - ΠAN AΠAMЄΩ/N, Artemis standing facing, two stags on either side. Very rare. EF.
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Apameia (AD 238-244) AE 39 - Gordian III528 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE39 (27.51g). ΑVΤ Κ Μ ΑΝ ΓΟPΔΙΑΝΟ−C, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / ΠΑΡ Α-ΑΚΧ-ΙΟC ΠΑΝ, ΑΠΑΜΕΩ/Ν in two lines in exergue, representation of the story of Noah: to right, upper parts to waist, tunicate and stolate respectively, of Noah and his wife, latter also veiled, seen standing left in enclosing square chest (Lat., arca; Gr. kibotos) with raised lid on which perches a raven (?) right, facing left; floating on waves and inscribed with NΩE; to left, standing figures, as above but full-length, of Noah and spouse, gazing upwards, latter outermost, and raising right hands, elbows bent, in salutation to dove flying right above them, grasping olive-branch in claws. VF, dark green-brown patina, surfaces a little rough. Extremely rare. Schonwalter Coll.
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Apameia (AD 240-260) AE 2169 viewsMid 3rd century AD. AE 21 (4.30g) . ΔΗΜΟС, diademed and draped youthful bust of Demos right / ΑΠΑΜЄΩΝ, eagle standing right, with wings spread. VF.
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Apameia (AD 244-247) AE 21 - Philip II78 viewsPhilip II, as Caesar, 244-247 AD. AE21 (5.72g). M IOVΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOC K, draped and cuirassed bust right / AΠA-MЄΩN, Tyche with rudder and cornucipiae. Rare. VF.
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Apameia (AD 244-249) AE - Philip I345 viewsHomonoia with Ephesos. Philip I, 244-249 AD. AE (25.09g). ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΙΟΥΛ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟC CΕΒ, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Π ΠΕΛΑΓΟΝΤΟC ΠΑΝΗΓ / ΑΠΑΜΕΩΝ Κ / ΕΦΕCΙΩΝ / ΜΟΝ, Zeus Kelaineus enthroned to left; before cult-statue of Artemis Ephesia with two stags. Very rare. Dark green patina, minor corrosion. Very fine.
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Apameia (AD 244-249) AE 39 - Philip I190 viewsPhilip I, 244-249 AD. AE39 - Medallion (24.82g, 6h). M. Aur(elius) Alexander II, archon. AVT • K • M • IOVΛ • ΦIΛIΠΠOC AVΓ, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / ЄΠI • M • AVP • AΛ ЄΞANΔPOV • B, BЄΛ • APXI • AΠA/MЄΩN • in two lines in exergue, lion advancing right on ground line; filleted thyrsus to right; above, cista mystica with conical lid. Good VF, attractive green and brown patina. Ex Burstein Coll.; Steinberg Coll. (NAC/Spink Taisei, 11/1994), lot 888; Boham-Vecchi 1 (5/1980), lot 492.
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Apameia (AD 249-251) AE 31 - Trajan Decius97 viewsTrajan Decius, 249-251 AD. AE31 (14.55g). AVT Γ M K TPAIANOC ΔЄKIOC CЄB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΠAP CTPATONIKIANOY ΠANHΓYP[...] AΠAMЄΩN, Hygieia standing right, feeding serpent from patera vis-a-vis Asklepios standing left with serpent-entwined staff. VF.
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Apameia (AD 251-253) AE 30 - Trebonianus Gallus458 viewsTrebonianus Gallus, 251-253 AD. AE30 (15.52g). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Galley sailing right. Near VF, dark green patina with some cleaning scratches. Perhaps unpublished. Ex Wagner Coll.1 comments
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Apameia (AD 251-253) AE 38 - Trebonianus Gallus154 viewsTrebonianus Gallus, 251-253 AD. AE38 - Medallion (27.59g, 12h). Homonoia with Cibyra (Caesarea) in Phrygia. Laureate heroic-style bust left, slight drapery, wearing balteus / The Amazon Cibyra standing facing to left, right foot on short pedestal, holding uncertain object and spear, and Tyche of Apameia standing facing to right, holding rudder and cornucopia. Good VF, rough green patina. Extremely rare - the two von Aulock specimens the only ones known to Franke and Noellé. Group CEM.
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Apameia (AD 253-260) AE 37 - Valerian I265 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE37 (24.42g). Laureate and cuirassed bust right / Bellerophon riding right, spearing Chimaera below. Not published in the major references. Good VF.
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Apameia (AD 256-258) AE 27 - Valerian II71 viewsValerian II, Caesar, 256-258 AD. AE27 (8.11g). ΛΙΚΙ ΚΟΡΝ ΟΥΑΛЄΡΙΑΝΟC K, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΠΑ ЄPMOY AΠAMЄΩN, Hermes seated left on cippus, holding purse and kerykeion. Ex Vogl coll.; ex Bankhaus Aufhäuser (4/1987). VF.
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Apameia (BC 1-AD 4) AE 14 - Gaius59 viewsGaius, Caesar, 1 BC-4 AD. AE14 (3.10g). G. Masonios Roufus, magistrate. ΓΑΙΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ, bare head of Gaius right / ΜΑΣΟΝΙΟΣ ΡΟVΦΟΣ, facing statue of Artemis Ephesia, with supports. VF.
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Apameia (BC 15-AD 19) AE 13 - Germanicus164 viewsGermanicus, 15 BC-19 AD. AE13 (3.62g, 12h). 19-23/4 AD. Gaios Ioulios Kallikles magistrate. Bare head right / Stag standing right on meander pattern. Dark patina, VF.
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Apameia (BC 27-AD 14) AE 18 - Augustus262 viewsAugustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AE18 (3.34g, 12h). Diodoros, magistrate. Bare head right / Marsyas advancing right, playing auloi. VF, black-green patina. Ex Prideaux Coll. of Augustus.
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Apameia (BC 27-AD 14) AE 20 - Augustus323 viewsAugustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AE20 (7.68g, 12h). Attalos, son of Diotrephos, magistrate. Bare head right / Two tied grain ears set on meander pattern. VF, black-green patina. Rare. Ex Prideaux Coll. of Augustus.
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Apameia (BC 27-AD 14) AE 20 - Augustus167 viewsAugustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AE20 (6.08g). Dionysios Apollonios and Meliton. ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ, laureate head right / ΔΙΟΝΥΣΙΟΣ ΑΠΟΛΛΩΝΙΟΥ ΜΕΛΙΤΩΝ ΑΠΑΜΕΩΝ, cult statue of Artemis. Dark patina, VF.
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Apameia (BC 27-AD 14) AE 20 - Augustus78 viewsAugustus (?) 27 BC-14 AD. AE18 (5.61g). Laureate head right / AΠAMEΩN between two flutes within a laurel wreath. VF, brown patina.

The attribution to Augustus is very tenuous. The head is clearly a portrait, but does not resemble any of the other Augustus portraits from the area.
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Apameia (BC 27-AD 14) AE 21 - Augustus456 viewsAugustus, with Gaius Caesar, 27 BC-14 AD. AE21 (6.29g). X Gaius Masonius Rufus, magistrate. Laureate head right / ΓΑΙΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ above, ΓΑΙΟΣ ΜΑΣΩΝ[Ι]/ΟΞ ΡΟΥΦΣ/[Α]ΠΑΜΕ[ΩΝ] in three lines in exergue, Gaius in facing quadriga. VF, brown patina. Rare. From the Garth R. Drewry Collection.
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Apameia (BC 49) Cistophoric Tetradrachm880 viewsC. Fannius, Propraetor, 49 BC. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (12.16g). Cista mystica with serpent; all within ivy wreath / C. FAN PONT PRO, two serpents on either side of tetrastyle temple with a draped standing figure holding a patera and sceptre; ΜΑΝΤΙΘΕΟΣ ΜΑΝΤΙΘΕΟΥ below, two flutes right. Toned VF. Rare.
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Apameia (BC 100-48) AE 21603 viewsca 100-50 BC. AE21 (7.48g). Antiphon and Meneklios, magistrates. Bust of Athena right, wearing high-crested Corinthian helmet / Eagle alighting on basis with meander pattern, flanked by caps of the Dioskori; magistrates ΑΝΤΙΦΩΝ and ΜΕΝΕΚΛΕΟΣ. Good VF, brown patina with some green encrustation.
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Apameia (BC 100-48) AE 22269 viewsca 133-48 BC. AE22 (8.72g, 1h). Andronikos, son of Alkios, magistrate. Helmeted bust of Athena right, wearing aegis / Eagle landing right on maeander pattern; star above, caps of the Dioskouroi flanking, ANΔPONIK[OΣ]/[AΛKIOY] in two lines below. VF, dark green patina.
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Apameia (BC 100-48) AE 23511 viewsca 133-48 BC. AE23 (8.99g, 2h). Bust of Athena right, wearing high-crested Corinthian helmet and aegis / ΑΠΑΜΕΩΝ, eagle alighting on basis with meander pattern, flanked by caps of the Dioskouroi, star above; magistrates ΑΝΤΙΦΩΝ and ΜΕΝΕΚΛΕΟΣ. Near EF, dark green patina.
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Apameia (BC 100-48) AE 231010 viewsca 133-48 BC. AE23 (7.97g). Bust of Athena right, wearing high-crested Corinthian helmet and an aegis / ΑΠΑΜΕΩΝ, eagle alighting on basis with meander pattern, flanked by caps of the Dioskouroi, star above; magistrates ΑΝΤΙΦΩΝ and ΜΕΝΕΚΛΕΟΣ. EF, glossy dark greenish brown patina.
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Apameia (BC 100-48) AE 35593 viewsca 133-48 BC. Medallic AE35 (20.74g). Bust of Athena right, wearing high-crested Corinthian helmet and aegis; set within an incuse beaded circle surrounded by a raised circle with two raised borders / ΑΠΑΜΕΩΝ, eagle alighting on basis with meander pattern, flanked by caps of the Dioskouroi, star above; magistrate ΚΩΚΟΥ. Good VF, brown patina with some rub on the high points, several patches of hard red encrustation. Very rare and quite spectacular. For other 'Medallic' issues see BMC Phrygia pl. x, 2-3 and SNG von Aulock 3469.
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Apameia (BC 133-48) AE 14328 viewsca 133 - 48 BC. AE14 (2.70g). Head of Zeus right / Helmet facing, maeander pattern below. VF.
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Apameia (BC 133-48) AE 17426 views133-48 BC. AE17 (4.20g). Bust of Artemis, with bow and quiver on shoulder, wearing mural crown, right / AΠAME[ΩN] / KHΦIΣO - ΣKAV, nude Marsyas, nebris flowing behind [wearing Phrygean bonnet], standing right tip-toed on Meander pattern, playing double-flute. VF. Hoeft coll.

Apameia was situated near the springs of the river Marsyas and Meander.
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Apameia (BC 133-48) AE 18524 viewsca 133-48 BC. AE18 (5.83g). Turreted head of Artemis right, bow and quiver over shoulder / ΑΠΑΜΕΩΝ, Marsyas walking right on maeander pattern, playing flute; magistrates ΑΤΤΑΛΟΥ and ΒΙΑΝΟΡΟΣ. Good VF, glossy dark green patina.
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Apameia (BC 133-48) AE 18433 viewsca 133-48 BC. AE18 (8.58g, 12h). Andron..., son of Alkios, magistrate. Laureate head of Zeus right / ΑΠΑΜ[ΕΩ]/ ANΔPON/ AΛKIOY, cult statue of Artemis Anaïtis facing. Good VF, black patina. Ex. Alighieri Coll.

Artemis Anaïtis was a fusion of the Persian goddess Anahita and the Greek Artemis. Tacitus (Annals 62) refers to the syncretic deity simply as the “Persian Diana”, who had a temple in Lydia “dedicated in the reign of Cyrus” (presumably Cyrus the Great).
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Apameia (BC 133-48) AE 18 279 viewsca 88-40 BC. AE18 (4.53g, 12h). Attalos Bianoros, eglogistes. Turreted head of Artemis right, bow and quiver over shoulder / Marsyas walking right on maeander pattern, playing aulos (double flute). Near EF, green patina.
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Apameia (BC 133-48) AE 20462 viewsca 133-48 BC. AE20 (7.98g). Laureate head of Zeus right / Cult statute of Artemis Anaitis facing, ΑΠΑ[ΜΕ] to right, KHΦΙΣΟ[Σ] / ΔΙΟΝ to left. VF.
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Apameia (BC 133-48) AE 20372 viewsca 133-48 BC. AE20 - Tetrachalkon (5.69g). Laureate head of Zeus right / AΠAM[E], cult statue of Artemis Anaitis facing; magistrates HPAKΛE[I] and EΓΛΟ. Very fine.
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Apameia (BC 133-48) AE 20406 viewsca 133-48 BC. AE20 (8.44g). Laureate head of Zeus right / ΑΠΑΜΕΩ, cult statue of Artemis Anaitis facing; magistrate ΑΠΟΛ. Olive-green patina, gVF. Gutknecht coll.
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Apameia (BC 133-48) AE 22451 viewsca 133-48 BC. AE22 (7.39g). Laureate head of Zeus right / ΑΠΑΜΕ, cult statue of Artemis Anaitis facing; magistrates ΜΕΝΕΚΡ and ΔΙΟΔΟ. Dark olive-green patina, VF. Gutknecht coll.
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Apameia (BC 133-48) AE 23585 viewsca 133-48 BC. AE23 (9.06g). Laureate head of Zeus right / ΑΠΑΜΕ, cult statue of Artemis Anaitis facing; magistrates ΜΑΝΤΙΟ and ΔΙΟΔΟ. EF, glossy dark green patina with a hint of blue, light roughness on the reverse.
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Apameia (BC 150-140) Cistophoric Tetradrachm743 viewsca 150-140 BC. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (12.73g). Cista mystica with serpent; all within ivy wreath / Bow-case with serpents; ΑΠΑ city monogram to L, elephant head to R. EF. Scarce.
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Apameia (BC 160-150) Cistophoric Tetradrachm620 viewsca 160-150 BC. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (12.81g, 32mm). Cista mystica with serpent; all within ivy wreath / Bow-case with serpents; star to the right. Nice very fine.

     
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