Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

Pessinos (AD 69-79) AE 21 - Vespasian169 viewsVespasian, 69-79 AD, Cn, Pompeius Collega, legatus Augusti pro-praetore, struck 75-78 AD. AE21 (6.95g, 5h). KAIΣAPI ΣEBAΣTΩ OYEΣΠAΣIANΩ, laureate head of Vespasian right; countermark (star on crescent) on the neck / EΠI N ΠOMYΠHIOY KOΛΛHΓA, turreted head of Cybele (?) right. Very fine, green patina. Very rare. Tricarico coll.
Pessinos (AD 147-175) AE 18 - Faustina II56 viewsFaustina II, Augusta, 147-175 AD. AE18 (3.79g). ΦAVCTЄINA NЄA CЄBACTH, draped bust right / ΠЄCCINOVNTIΩN, Harpocrates standing facing, head left, holding cornucopia and raising hand to mouth. aVF. Extremely rare, with RPC citing just one example.
Pessinos (AD 161-169) AE - Lucius Verus462 viewsLucius Verus, 161-169 AD. AE (7.89g). A K L OY CE - BACTOC. Head left / PECCINO - YNTIWN, naked Hermes with money pouch and caduceus. Rare. Thick patina, VF.
Pessinos (AD 161-169) AE 32 - Lucius Verus154 viewsLucius Verus, 161-169 AD. AE32 (19.18g). ΑVΤ ΚΑΙ Λ ΟVΚΙC(sic) ΟVΗΡΟ CΕΒ; bare-headed bust right, wearing cuirass and paludamentum / ΣΕΒ ΤΟ[ΛΙCΤΟΒΟ] ΠΕCCΙΝΟVΝΤΙΩΝ; Serapis seated left, extending arm over Cerberus, holding long scepter.

Pessinus was the capital of the Tolistobogii, one of the Celtic tribes that had migrated into Asia Minor. Their name occurs on some of the coins of this city.
Pessinos (AD 161-180) AE 24 - Marcus Aurelius298 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE24 (9.93g). P. Iuventius Celsus, Legate. Struck 161-163 AD. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / ΕΠΙ ΙΟΥ ΚΕΛCΟY ΠΕCCΙΝΟ-Y, ΝΤ-Ι-ΩΝ across field, Helios standing facing, right hand raised, holding globe in left. VF, black patina with some earthen highlights, some light scratches. P. Iuventius Celsus was Consul in 164 AD.
Pessinos (AD 161-180) AE 24 - Marcus Aurelius70 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE24 (11.15g). Α Κ Μ Α ΑΝΤΩΝЄΙΝOС, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΠЄССΙΝΟVΝΤΙΩΝ, Asclepius standing facing, head left, holding serpent-entwined staff. Very rare. gVF.
Pessinos (AD 161-180) AE 30 - Marcus Aurelius385 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE30 (22.24g, 8h). Bare head left / Demeter standing left, kalathos on head, holding grain-ears and long scepter. VF, tan surfaces. Ex Wagner Coll.; Ex Hecht Coll. (Baldwin’s, 10/1977), lot 25.
Pessinos (AD 193-211) AE 30 - Septimius Severus327 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE30 (19.44g). Laureate head right / Demeter standing left, holding grain ears and scepter. Near VF, brown patina under some green encrustations, flan crack. Possibly unrecorded, though Barry Murphy had a similar example in his VCoins store from the same obverse die and a different reverse die. Wagner Coll.
Pessinos (AD 193-211) AE 30 - Septimius Severus352 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE30 (15.77g, 2h). Laureate bust left, slight drapery on far shoulder / Tyche standing facing, head left, holding rudder and cornucopia. VF, dark brown patina, light roughness, bronze disease. Wagner Coll.
Pessinos (AD 193-217) AE 34 - Julia Domna164 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE34 (19.15g, 1h). Diademed and draped bust right, holding flower with both hands / Dionysus, holding cantharus and thyrsus, seated left in quadriga drawn by elephants. Near VF, green and black patina.
Pessinos (AD 198-217) AE 19 - Caracalla77 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE19 (4.09g). AVT K M AVP ANTΩN AVΓ, bare head right / ΠЄCCINOYNTIΩN, Zeus standing left with patera and sceptre; eagle to left. VF.
Pessinos (AD 198-217) AE 28 - Caracalla80 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE28 (11.82g, 1h). AYT K M AYP ANTΩN [...], laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / ΠЄCC-IN-[O]VNT-IωИ, eagle standing right on altar, head left, with wreath in beak; signum to left and right. VF, dark brown patina. Extremely rare. Spradling Coll.
Pessinos (AD 198-217) AE 30 - Caracalla360 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE30 (16.85g, 7h). Laureate head left / Diana standing left, crescent on shoulder, holding torch. VF, flack patina, flan crack. Ex Wagner Coll.
Pessinos (AD 198-217) AE 30 - Caracalla95 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE30 (20.31g). ANTΩNINOC AΥΓOΥC, laureate bust left, seen from behind / ΠЄCCЄ-NO-Υ-NTIΩN, Demeter standing left, holding grain ears and scepter. Dark green patina, gVF.
Pessinos (AD 198-217) AE 31 - Caracalla163 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE31 (18.44g, 7h). Laureate head right / Zeus seated left, holding patera and scepter. Good VF, black patina. Group CEM.
Pessinos (AD 198-217) AE 32 - Caracalla312 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE32 (16.80g). ANTΩNINOC AYΓOYCTOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, countermark: head of Severus Alexander (?) / ΠЄCCINO-VNTIΩN, Zeus standing left holding scepter and patera. Very fine.
Pessinos (AD 198-217) AE 32 - Caracalla259 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE32 (19.50g, 12h). Laureate head right / Athena seated left on cuirass, holding phiale and spear; shield at side to right. Good VF, tan surfaces. Ex HLT Coll.
Pessinos (AD 198-217) AE 33 - Caracalla278 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE33 (19.81g, 8h). Struck 211 AD. Laureate head right / Homonoia standing left, holding phiale and cornucopia. VF, earthen green patina, light overall roughness.
Pessinos (AD 209-211) AE 32 - Geta 250 viewsGeta, 209-211 AD. AE32 (20.00g). ΓETAC AVΓOVCTOC; Laureate head right / ΠECCINOVNTIΩN; Athena standing left, holding patera(?) shield and spear. Ex CNG EA 60 (3/2003), lot 69. Apparently unpublished.
Pessinos (AD 69-79) AE 23 - Vespasian157 viewsVespasian, 69-79 AD. AE23 (8.25g, 2h). M. Hirrius Fronto Neratius Pansa, legatus Augusti. Struck 77/8-79/80 AD. Laureate head of Vespasian right / Turreted and veiled bust of Tyche right. VF, slightly porous brown patina. Very rare - the only coin cited in RPC II, two additional listed in supplement. Group CEM; ex Münz Zentrum 53 (11/1984), lot 1848; Schweizerische Kreditanstalt 4 (12/1985), lot 477.
Pessinos (BC 1st cent) AE 24870 views1st century BC. AE24 (15.69g, 12h). Jugate draped busts right of Attis, wearing Phrygian cap, and Kybele Agditis, wearing turreted crown; crescent to lower right / Lion seated left, right paw placed on tympanon; caps of the Dioskouroi flanking, uncertain object to right. Near VF, brown patina with earthen highlights. Very rare.
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