Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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(BC 37-25) Amyntas - AE475 viewsAmyntas, 36-25 BC. AE (8.72g). Head of Herakles right, club behind / Lion walking right, head facing; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ above, ΑΜΥΝΤΟΥ in exergue. Green patina, good VF.
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(BC 37-25) Amyntas - AE410 viewsAmyntas, 36-25 BC. Ankyra? AE (7.16g). Head of bearded Herakles right, club over shoulder / Lion walking right on ground line; B above, monogram in exergue. Dark green patina, EF. Rare.
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(BC 37-25) Amyntas - AE393 viewsAmyntas, 36-25 BC. Kremna? AE (2.28g). Bust of Hermes R, wearing petasos, caduceus over shoulder / Winged cadueceus, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΑΜΥΝ-ΤΟΥ. Thick green patina, EF. Rare.
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(BC 37-25) Amyntas - AE 18302 viewsAmyntas, 36-25 BC. AE18 (4.09g). Head of Artemis right, bow and quiver over shoulder / ΒΑΣΙΛΕ-ΩΣ above, [ΑΜΥΝΤΟΥ] in exergue, stag standing right. Near EF, mottled glossy green patina.
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(BC 37-25) Amyntas - AE 18370 viewsAmyntas, 36-25 BC. AE18 (3.73g). Head of Artemis right, bow and quiver over shoulder / Stag standing right; ΒΑΣΙΛΕ-ΩΣ above, ΑΜΥΝΤΟΥ in exergue. Thick, dark green patina, VF/gVF.
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(BC 37-25) Amyntas - AE 18259 viewsAmyntas, 36-25 BC. AE18 (2.70g). Bust of Hermes right, wearing petasos, caduceus over shoulder / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΑΜΥΝΤΟΥ, winged cadueceus. VF.
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(BC 37-25) Amyntas - AE 19530 viewsAmyntas, 36-25 BC. AE19 (4.44g). Head of bearded Herakles right, club at neck / Lion walking right. Near EF, dark green patina with earthen highlights. From the John Bergman Collection.
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(BC 37-25) Amyntas - AE 19360 viewsAmyntas, 37-25 BC. AE19 (3.77g, 12h). Draped bust of Artemis right; bow and quiver to left / Stag standing right. Good VF, dark green patina.

In 37/6 BC, Antony awarded Galatia, and the title of king, to Amyntas, who continued to rule until hid death in 25 BC. Artemis is portrayed here with the features of Cleopatra VII of Egypt, apparently as a sign of deference to Antony and the Egyptian queen.
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(BC 37-25) Amyntas - AE 21330 viewsAmyntas, 36-25 BC. AE21 (11h). Head of bearded Herakles right, club over shoulder / Lion walking right; ΒΑΣΙΛΕ-ΩΣ above, ΑΜΥΝΤΟΥ in exergue.
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(BC 37-25) Amyntas - AE 21311 viewsAmyntas, 36-25 BC. AE21 (5.39g). Head of bearded Herakles right, club on shoulder / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΑΜΥΝΤΟΥ, lion prancing right. Dark brown patina, EF. Gutknecht coll.
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(BC 37-25) Amyntas - AE 24286 viewsAmyntas, 36-25 BC. AE24 (8.72g). Head of bearded Herakles right, club over shoulder / Lion walking right; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ above, ΑΜΥΝΤΟΥ in exergue. EF, pale bluish green patina.
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(BC 37-25) Amyntas - Tetradrachm409 viewsAmyntas, 36-25 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.62g), minted in Pamphylia, Side. Head of Athena right, wearing Corinthian helmet / ΒΑΣΙ-[ΛΕΩΣ] ΑΜΥΝ-ΤΟΥ, Nike standing left, holding scepter. VF.
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(BC 37-25) Amyntas - Tetradrachm366 viewsAmyntas, 36-25 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.77g). Head of Athena right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet; monogram behind / ΒΑΣΙ-ΛΕΩ[Σ] ΑΜΥΝ-Τ[ΟΥ], Nike advancing left, holding sceptre entwined with diadem; IB before. Toned, good VF, light porosity. Scarce. Ex Ready Coll. (Feuardent, 6/1919), lot 536.

Amyntas saw service as an auxiliary commander in the Roman army of Brutus and Cassius. He gained the favor of Mark Antony and was granted the Kingdom of Galatia, but deserted Antony before Actium, aligning himself with Octavian. He died in battle in 25 BC and his kingdom was annexed as a Roman province.
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(BC 37-25) Amyntas - Tetradrachm377 viewsAmyntas, 36-25 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.62g, 12h). Helmeted head of Athena right / ΒΑΣΙ-ΛΕΩ[Σ] ΑΜΥΝ-ΤΟΥ, Nike advancing left, holding sceptre adorned with diadem. Good VF, toned, light cleaning marks in field on reverse. Rare.
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(BC 62-40) Deiotaros - AE238 viewsDeiotaros, ca 62-40 BC. AE (10.89g). Winged bust of Nike right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ - ΔHIOTAPOY, eagle standing on sword within scabbard, head turned left; caps of the Dioscuri flanking. VF. Rare.
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(BC 62-40) Deiotaros - AE 16325 viewsDeiotaros, ca 62-40 BC. AE16 (5.08g). Laureate head of Zeus right / Large monogram and shield. VF, dark green patina under some earthen encrustation.
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(BC 62-40) Deiotaros - AE 16218 viewsDeiotaros, ca 62-40 BC. AE16 (6.20g, 12h). Laureate head of Zeus right / Large monogram and Galatian shield. VF, dark green patina. Very rare.
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(BC 62-40) Deiotaros - AE 17130 viewsDeiotaros, ca 62-40 BC. AE17 (5.5g). Laureate head of Zeus right / Large monogram and Galatian shield. Very rare. GVF.
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(BC 62-40) Deiotaros - AE 19285 viewsDeiotaros, ca 62-40 BC. AE19 (7.18g, 12h). Laureate head of Zeus right / Eagle standing left, head right, on thunderbolt; monogram to left. VF, attractive dark green-brown surfaces. Very rare.
 
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