Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

Bithynion-Hadriana (AD 130) AE 38 - Antinoüs1173 viewsAntinoüs, favorite of Hadrian, died 130 AD. AE38 - Medallion (45.49g, 6h). ANTINOON ΘEΩN H ΠATRIC, bare-headed and draped bust right / BEIΘYNEIΩN AΔPIANΩN, Antinoüs, as Hermes Nomios, standing facing right, wearing short chiton, chlamys, and winged sandals, holding pedum in left hand, the right raised protectively over the forepart of a grazing cow standing left beside a tree; star above. Good VF, matte dark brown patina. One of the finest unaltered Antinoüs bronzes known. Ex Dowdy Coll. Ex Leu 30 (4/1982), lot 367; Sternberg 7 (11/1977), lot 644.

In Egypt, the cult of Antinoüs saw him as an avatar of Hermes-Thoth, a messenger between mortals and the gods. Elsewhere, he was seen in another guise, as Hermes Nomios, or the "Herdsman." As defender of the herd or flock, Hermes brought forth fecundity and prosperity, just as Antinoüs would bring good fortune to those who did him honor.
Bithynion-Hadriana (AD 138-161) AE 19 - Antoninus Pius99 viewsAntoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. AE19 (4.03g, 8h). Bare head right / Aesculapius standing facing, head left, leaning upon serpent-entwined staff. VF, brown patina with touches of green and red. Rare.
Bithynion-Hadriana (AD 177-192) AE - Commodus569 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE (9.28g). Laureate, draped bust right / Draped bust of Hermes left with kerykeion over shoulder. Rare. Brown patina. Very fine.
Bithynion-Hadriana (AD 198-217) AE 20 - Caracalla586 viewsCaracalla, 197-215 AD. AE20 (3.82g). Draped bust right / ΒΙΘΥΝΙΕΩΝ - ΑΔΡΙΑΝΩΝ, Athena standing facing, wearing long chiton and Aegis, helmeted head turned left, holding spear in left hand, patera in right, shield at side. Brown patina, VF. Ex von Aulock Collection.
Bithynion-Hadriana (AD 218-222) AE 29 - Elagabalus545 viewsElagabalus, 218-222 AD. AE29 (11.31g). Draped bust right / ΒΙΘΥΝΙΕΩΝ - ΑΔΡΙΑΝΩΝ, Nemesis standing facing, wearing long garb, head to left, right hand at chin; wheel at side. Dark brown patina, aVF. Unpublished?
Bithynion-Hadriana (AD 219-220) AE 27 - Julia Paula392 viewsJulia Paula, 219-220 AD. AE27 (9.79g). IOV KOP ΠAUΛA CEB, draped bust left / BIΘVNIEΩN AΔPIANΩN, Aphrodite riding Hippocampus left, flanked by two winged Erotes, holding velum. Rare. Black patina. F.
Bithynion-Hadriana (AD 219-220) AE 30 - Julia Paula410 viewsJulia Paula, 219-220 AD. AE30 (12.19g). ΙΟΥ ΚΟΠ ΠΑΥΛΑ ΣΕΒ, draped bust right / ΒΙΘΥΝΙΕΩΝ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΩΝ octastyle temple with statue of emperor with lance and parazonium. Dark green patina, VF.
Bithynion-Hadriana (AD 222-235) AE 32 - Severus Alexander307 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE32 (14.13g, 1h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed half-length bust left, raising hand in salute and holding scepter over shoulder / Octastyle temple of Hadrian with shield in pediment. Near VF, brown patina. Rare.
Bithynion-Hadriana (AD 235-238) AE 23 - Maximus587 viewsMaximus, as Caesar, 235-238 AD. AE23 (7.20g). Γ IOV OVH MAXIMOC, draped bust right / BIΘVNIEΩN, hunting scene with two bulls and lion. Rare. Green patina. VF.
Bithynion-Hadriana (AD 244-249) AE 28 - Philip I271 viewsPhilip I, 244-249 AD. AE28 (11.19g). Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, holding shield decorated with head of Medusa and a spear / BEIΘVNIEΩN, AΔPIANΩN, Zeus seated left, holding patera and sceptre. Near VF, black and brown patina, some minor roughness.
Bithynion-Hadriana (AD 253-268) AE 25 - Gallienus124 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE25 (10.15g, 7h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Zeus seated left, holding patera and scepter. VF, brown patina with some bare metal revealed on high points, hard green deposits. Rare.
Bithynion-Hadriana (AD 253-268) AE 27 - Gallienus319 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE27 (9.78g). ΠOV ΛIK ΓAΛΛHNOC CE, laureate head of Gallienus right / BVΘVNIEΩN AΔPIANΩN, Zeus seated left, holding patera and scepter.
Bithynion-Hadriana (AD 253-268) AE 30 - Gallienus331 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE30 (10.95g). ΠOV ΛIK ΓAΛΛHNOC CE, laureate head of Gallienus right / BVΘVNIEΩN AΔPIANΩN, Zeus seated left, holding patera and scepter.
Bithynion-Klaudiopolis (69-79 AD) AE 33 - Vespasian664 viewsVespasian, 69-79 AD. AE33 - Medallion (22.75g, 5h). M. Plancius Varus, proconsul. Laureate head right / MAPKOΣ/ ΠΛANKIOΣ/ OVAPOΣ ANΘVΠATOΣ in four lines across field; all within oak wreath. VF, brown surfaces. Rare. Ex Drewry Coll.
Bithynion-Klaudiopolis (AD 81-96) AE 16 - Domitian1721 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE16 (3.01g). Radiate head right / Club. VF, rough brown surfaces. Better than the BMC specimen which is illustrated in RPC. Wagner Coll.
Bithynion-Klaudiopolis (AD 81-96) AE 22 - Domitian444 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. Half Assarion(?) (7.64g, 22mm, 6h). Laureate head right / Serpent entwined around branch. Good VF, beautiful green patina. Extremely rare. Three of the known specimens of this type are in public collections – two in the Ashmolean; the RG specimen in Athens. The fourth cited specimen, which appeared in a 1928 Cahn sale had no weight given, and was not illustrated.
Bithynion-Klaudiopolis (AD 81-96) AE - Domitian764 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE (12.95g). AUT DOMITIANOS KAISAR SEB GER, laureate head right / KLAUDIOPOLEITWN, Zeus sitting left on throne, holding thunderbolt and scepter. Red-brown patina, VF.
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