Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

Ankyra (AD 79-81) AE 26 - Titus1886 viewsTitus, 79-81 AD. AE26 (10.10g). AY KAICAP TITOΣ ΣEBAΣTOΣ YIOΣ, laureate head right / ΣEBAΣHNΩN TEKTOΣAΓΩN, Mên standing left, holding patera. Nice very fine.1 comments
Ankyra (AD 96-98) AE 30 - Nerva164 viewsNerva, 96-98 AD. AE30 (19.02g, 6h). Laureate head right / Hexastyle temple, with eagle below pellet in pediment. VF, yellow-brown surfaces, minor roughness. Spradling Coll.; ex CNG Elec. Auc. 132 (2/2006), lot 128.
Ankyra (AD 96-98) AE 31 - Nerva174 viewsNerva, 96-98 AD. AE31 (20.47g, 7h). Pomponius Bassus, magistrate. Laureate head right / Hexastyle temple with shield in pediment. VF, brown patina, a few light scratches on obverse. Ex Frederick coll.
Ankyra (AD 130) AE 35 - Antinous670 viewsAntinoos, favorite of Hadrian, died 130 AD. AE35 (25.11g). Julius Saturninus, magistrate. QEOC ANTINOOC, bare head right / IOUL CATOPNINOC ANKVPANOIC, the god Men standing left, wearing cloak and cap, crescent on shoulder, holding anchor and sceptre. Near VF, glossy black patina.
Ankyra (AD 130) AE 37 - Antinoüs615 viewsAntinoüs, favorite of Hadrian, died 130 AD. AE37 (57.17g). ΑΝΤΙΝΟΟC - ΘΕΟC, bare-headed, draped bust right / IOVΛ CATOPNINOC ANKVPA[NOIC], Men standing left, wearing Phrygian cap, crescent behind shoulders, holding anchor and scepter. NFA X (9/1981), lot 341 (this coin). Apparently unique as a medallion; otherwise known only in sestertius size. Several minor pits on obverse and some isolated pitting on reverse. Extremely handsome portrait of Antinous. Obverse with a glossy olive patina. Good very fine/good fine.
Ankyra (AD 138-161) AE 28 - Antoninus Pius340 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE28 (13.15g). [AVT KAI] ADPI ANTΩ - NEINOC CEB ΠIΩ, bare head right / H METPOΠOΛIC THC - ΓAΛATIAC ANKVPA, Amazon in short chiton, wearing boots, advancing right with waving chlamys, holding shield and double-axe in left hand and rudder in right hand. About VF, spotted patina. Hoeft coll.
Ankyra (AD 161-169) AE - Lucius Verus457 viewsLucius Verus, 161-169 AD. AE (25.41g).
ΑVΤ Κ ΑVP-ΗΛ ΟVΗPΩC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / ΜΗΤΡΟΠ ΑΝΚΥΡΑC, youth, chest bare, chlamys around waist, stepping onto prow of ship, reaching backwards with his right arm.
Ankyra (AD 161-169) AE 30 - Lucius Verus369 viewsLucius Verus, 161-169 AD. AE30 (21.78g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Tyche seated left, holding rudder and cornucopia; at her feet, river-god swimming left. Fine, dark brown patina, earthen deposits. Ex Wagner Coll.
Ankyra (AD 161-180 AD) AE 27 - Marcus Aurelius99 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE27 (15.88g). ΑVΤ Μ ΑVΡ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝ, bareheaded and cuirassed bust right / ΑΝΚVΡΑС / ΜΗΤΡ, octastyle temple. Extremely rare, with RPC citing just one specimen. aVF.
Ankyra (AD 161-180 AD) AE 32 - Marcus Aurelius331 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE32 (19.03g). AVT KAI M AVP ANTΩNINOC CЄB, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / ANKYRAC, MHTPO in exergue, Asklepios standing facing, head left, holding caduceus set on ground and Hygieia standing half right holding serpent. Good very fine.
Ankyra (AD 177-192) AE 26 - Commodus145 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE26 (10.73g, 7h). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Artemis standing facing, holding bow. Dark patina, VF.
Ankyra (AD 177-192) AE 32 - Commodus142 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE32 (19.58g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / She-wolf right, suckling the twins Remus and Romulus. VF, green and reddish-brown patina, areas of corrosion on reverse. Rare. Ex Group CEM.
Ankyra (AD 193-211) AE 29 - Septimius Severus145 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE29 (16.00g, 6h). Laureate head right / Men standing left, wearing Phrygian cap, sacrificing from patera over altar and holding pine-cone. Good Fine, red and brown patina, light roughness. Ex Frederick Coll.
Ankyra (AD 193-211) AE 31 - Septimius Severus549 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE31 (17.63g). Laureate, draped cuirassed bust rigt, seen from behind / ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛEΩC - ΑΝΚΥΡΑC, Dionysos enthroned left, holding thyrsos and grapes. Rare. Stripped patina. Good very fine.
Ankyra (AD 193-217) AE 28 - Julia Domna122 viewsJulia Domna, 193-217 AD. AE28 (15.90g). IOΥΛIA CЄBACTH, draped bust right / MTΡOΠOΛ (sic!) ANKΥΡAC, Nemesis, standing frontal, head left, wheel beside, holding bridle in left hand and raising with right hand fold of drapery under her chin. Rare. VF. Ex UBS Gold & Numismatics 83 (Zürich, 2009), lot 286.
Ankyra (AD 193-217) AE 29 - Julia Domna555 viewsJulia Domna, wife of Septimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE29 (16.89g). ΙΟΥΛΙΑ - CΕΒΑCΤΗ, draped and diademed bust right / [Μ]ΗΤΡΟΠΟΛ - ΕΩC ΑΝΚΥΡΑC, Tyche facing, holding anchor and cornucopiae. Very rare. Dark, brown green patina. Very fine/ almost extremely fine.
Ankyra (AD 193-217) AE 30 - Julia Domna86 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE30 (16.03g, 6h). Draped bust right / Minerva standing left, holding shield on altar and spear. VF, earthen brown patina.
Ankyra (AD 196-198) AE 28 - Caracalla526 viewsCaracalla, as Caesar, 196-198 AD. AE28 (16.75g, 2h). Bare-headed and draped bust right / She-wolf standing right, head left, suckling the twins; anchor in exergue. Good VF, dark olive patina.
Ankyra (AD 198-217) AE 14 - Caracalla106 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE14 (2.59g). Laureate head left / Cornucopia. Dark green glossy patina, VF. Franke coll.
Ankyra (AD 198-217) AE 17 - Caracalla102 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE17 (3.76g, 7h). Laureate head right / Garlanded altar filled with grain ears. VF, green-brown patina. Very rare. Spradling Coll. Ex Porter Coll.
Ankyra (AD 198-217) AE 18 - Caracalla342 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE18 (3.04g, 6h). Laureate head right / Prize crown with palm. Near VF, black patina with some earthen deposits, light cleaning scratches, obverse die break. Wagner Coll.
Ankyra (AD 198-217) AE 23 - Caracalla398 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE23 (10.72g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Distyle temple-shaped stele inscribed ΑCΚΛΗ/ΠΕΙΑ CΩ/ΤΗPΕΙΑ/ΙCΟPV/ΘΙΑ; in pediment, palm set in agonistic crown. Good VF, green patina.
Ankyra (AD 198-217) AE 28 - Caracalla455 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE28 (12.12g). ANTΩNINOC - ΠIOC AVΓ, laureate and cuirassed bust left / MHTPOΠO[ΛEΩC] (MHT ligate) - [ANKV]PAC, triform Hekate standing facing, wearing kalathos on each of her three heads, holding a patera, two torches and three other uncertain objects in her six hands. VF. Possibly only the second specimen known.
Ankyra (AD 198-217) AE 28 - Caracalla197 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE28 (15.51g, 6h). Laureate head right; countermark: laureate head (of Elagabalus?) within oval incuse / Octastyle temple with shield or patera in pediment; M-(HT)/PO/ΠO across field, ANKYPAC in exergue. Good VF, dark brown and green patina. Group CEM.
Ankyra (AD 198-217) AE 28 - Caracalla144 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE28 (17.21g, 1h). Laureate head right, with eyes uplifted / Fortuna and Concordia, holding anchor and cornucopia, respectively, standing facing one another, each sacrificing with patera over lighted altar between. VF, tan surfaces, some deposits. Extremely rare.
Ankyra (AD 198-217) AE 28 - Caracalla141 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE28 (14.46g, 1h). Laureate head left / Ceres, holding torch, driving biga of winged serpents left. VF, earthen tan surfaces, scratch on the reverse. Extremely rare, and apparently unpublished with this obverse type. R.H. Coll.
Ankyra (AD 198-217) AE 29 - Caracalla438 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE29 (17.21g). ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟC - ΑVΓΟVCΤΟ - C; laureate head right / MHTPOΠOΛ - E-Ω-C ANKYPAC; Hermes standing facing, head left, holding purse and kerykeion. Apparently unpublished. Very fine.
Ankyra (AD 198-217) AE 29 - Caracalla495 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE29 (14.53g, 1h). Laureate and cuirassed bust left / Octastyle temple facing slightly right, viewed in perspective. VF, dark brown surfaces. Unpublished type. Barros Coll.

Head suggested that the temple is that of Rome and Augustus, site of the so-called Monumentum Ancyranum, the most complete extant example of the Res Gestae Divi Augusti.
Ankyra (AD 198-217) AE 29 - Caracalla543 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE29 (17.04g, 121h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Octastyle temple façade. EF, blue-black and black-green patina. de Barros Coll.
Ankyra (AD 198-217) AE 29 - Caracalla323 viewsCaracalla, 198-21 AD. AE29 (17.27g, 7h). Laureate head right / Herakles standing right, resting hand on hip, holding club on rock. VF, brown patina, minor smoothing, repatinated.
Ankyra (AD 198-217) AE 29 - Caracalla186 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE29 (13.47g). ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟΣ ΑΥΓΟΥCΤΟC, laureate head right / ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛЄΩΣ ΑΝΚΥΡΑC, octastyle temple. Dark green patina, almost EF.
Ankyra (AD 198-217) AE 29 - Caracalla108 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE29 (18.48g). A K M A ANTΩNЄINOC AV, laureate head right / MH / TPOΠO / ΛЄΩC / ANKV / PAC, in five lines within wreath. VF.
Ankyra (AD 198-217) AE 30 - Caracalla1605 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE30 (16.51g).
ΑV Κ Μ ΑVΡΕΛΙΟC ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟC, Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩC ΑΝΚVΠΑC, Nemesis standing left, holding scales and sceptre; wheel behind below.
M. Arslan, "The Roman Coinage of Ancyra in Galatia," Nomismata 1, 77 var. (no drapery), otherwise unpublished. VF.
Ankyra (AD 198-217) AE 30 - Caracalla250 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE30 (16.85g, 1h). Laureate head right / Tyche-Fortuna seated left, holding anchor and cornucopia. Good VF, earthen black patina, minor flan crack and scratches on obverse before head. Ex HLT Coll. Ex Vecchi 11 (8 October 1984), lot 381.
Ankyra (AD 198-217) AE 31 - Caracalla196 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE31 (17.07g, 7h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Tyche standing left, head right, with right foot set on globe, holding anchor and cornucopia. Good VF, dark brown patina. Group CEM; ex Münzen & Medaillen AG FPL 333 (4/1972), no. 46.
Ankyra (AD 198-217) AE 31 - Caracalla141 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE31 (19.39g). ΑΝΤΟΝΙΝΟC ΑΥΓΟΥCΤΟC, laureate head right / ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛЄΩC ΑΝΚΥΡΑC / ЄΙЄΡΟC / ΑΓΩΝ. Prize crown with two palm branches. aEF.
Ankyra (AD 198-217) AE 33 - Caracalla132 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE33 (13.74g, 7h). Laureate head right / Prize crown with palm set on table; five balls below table. Fine, dark green patina, light roughness. Ex R. D. Frederick Coll.
Ankyra (AD 198-217) AE 35 - Caracalla148 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE35 (19.46g, 7h). ANTONINOC - AYΓOYCTOC, laureate head right / MHTPOΠOΛ - EOC ANKYPAC, agonistic table, surmounted by prize urn containing palm; beneath table, five balls; in ex. ICOΠYΘIA. Good very fine.
Ankyra (AD 198-217) AE30 - Caracalla231 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE30 (15.72g). ANTΩNINOC - AVΓOVCTO - C, laureate head right / MHTPOΠOΛЄ - ΩC ANKVPAC, nude athlete standing facing, head right, holding with left hand long curved staff and crowning himself with raised right hand with prize-crown; laurel-branch and IЄ/RO/C to left, AΓ/Ω/N to right. Very rare, gVF. Hoeft coll.

Pat Lawrence: The male figure on the rev. could be the personification of Hieros Agon, which would match the Nominativus.
Ankyra (AD 198–217) AE 31 - Caracalla526 viewsCaracalla, 198–217 AD. AE31 (18.28g). ANTΩNINOC • A-YΓOYCTOC, laureate head of Caracalla right / ACKΛHΠEIA CΩTHΡEIA ICOΠΥΘIA (HΠE and THR in ligature) around, MHTΡOΠOΛEΩC ANKYRAC (MH and NK in ligature) in exergue, Asclepius with staff entwined by snake standing left, Hygieia with snake standing right, the boy Telesphorus standing facing between. Rare. Light brown patina. Very fine.
Ankyra (AD 209-211) AE 28 - Geta252 viewsGeta, 209-211 AD. AE28 (14.88g). Laureate head right / Octastyle temple. Near VF, golden tan surfaces, several small flan cracks.
Ankyra (AD 209-211) AE 28 - Geta100 viewsGeta, 209-211 AD. AE28 (16.01g, 1h). Laureate head right / Panther standing right, suckling infant Dionysus below; small figure to right; tree (or vine) behind. Good VF, brown patina. Very rare. Ex Kovacs XVI (9/2004), lot 278.
Ankyra (AD 209-211) AE 30 - Geta112 viewsGeta, 209-211 AD. AE30 (18.30g, 7h). Laureate head right / Athena standing left, holding patera and scepter. VF, dark green patina, flan crack. Extremely rare. Spradling Coll.; ex Righetti Coll.; ex CNG Elec. Auc. 214 (7/2009), lot 326.
Ankyra (AD 211-217) AE 32 - Caracalla457 viewsCaracalla, 211-217 AD. AE32 (20.05g). ANTΩNINOC AVΓOVCTOC, laureate head right / ACKΛHΠEIAC CΩTHPEIA / MTPOΠO / ANKVPAC, table with prize crown, palm branch and money bags; ICOΠ/ VΘIA below. Very rare. Dark green patina, VF.
Ankyra (AD 253-260) AE 25 - Valerian I88 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE25 (9.28g, 10h). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Minerva standing right, holding spear and resting hand upon shield. Near VF, green patina, some light cleaning marks. Extremely rare.
Ankyra (AD 253-260) AE 29 - Valerian I635 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE29 (13.35g). Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Three prize urns with palms. Near VF.
Ankyra (AD 253-268) AE 23 - Gallienus163 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE23 (10.85g). Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Anchor. Very rare. About VF. Franke coll.
Ankyra (AD 253-268) AE 24 - Gallienus129 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE24 (7.18g). ΠO ΛI EΓ ΓAΛΛIHNOC CE, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / METPO B N ANKVPAC, Hermes with purse and kerykeion. gVF.
Ankyra (AD 253-268) AE 28 - Gallienus226 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE28 (12.40g, 12h). Radiate, draped and cuirassed right / Hekate triformis, each head wearing a calathus, holding serpents and torches. Dark patina, VF.
Ankyra (AD 253-268) AE 28 - Gallienus97 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE28 (11.95g, 7h). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Magna Mater (Cybele) seated left on throne, holding patera and resting elbow upon tympanum; lion to left and right. Near VF, stripped tan surfaces, some roughness.
Ankyra (AD 254-268) AE 27 - Salonina275 viewsSalonina, Augusta, 254-268 AD. AE27 (12.03g, 1h). Actian Pythian Games Issue. Draped bust right, wearing stephane / Three prize crowns, each containing two palms and inscribed [A]K TI[A] ΠV/[Θ]IA MI CTI/XX XX KOC in three lines, set on ground line. VF, green patina with earthen encrustation.
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