Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Alabanda (AD 100-200) AE 20413 viewsImperial Times, 2nd cent AD. AE20 (5.28g). ΑΛΑΒΑΝ-ΔΕΩΝ, laureate and draped bust of Apollo (?) right / Capricorn right; above, head of diademed Artemis (?) with crescent. Extremely rare. Almost very fine. Ex Karl coll.
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Alabanda (AD 138-161) AE 37 – Antoninus Pius298 viewsAntoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. AE37 (24.93g). •AVT•K[AI]•T•A[IΛ]• [AΔPIA]NOC• A[NTΩ] NI NOC•C[EB•], laureate head right / •EΠI•[Γ•AN] K•IΛ•A - NΔP[ΩNOC •APC•] / AΛABANΔEΩN, Dionysos with katharos and thyrsus standing facing; to the left panther leaping. Almost very fine. Ex Karl coll.
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Alabanda (AD 150-270) AE 26113 viewsImperial Times, 150-270 AD. AE26 (10.4g). AΛABAN ΔЄΩN, veiled female bust right / AΛABAN ΔЄΩN, Hermes holding caduceus. VF.
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Alabanda (AD 193-211) AE 2457 viewsTime of Septimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE24 (8.64g). Roma Nikephoros enthroned, below countermark, head / four line text within laurel wreath. Green patina, VF. Franke coll.
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Alabanda (AD 193-211) AE 26 - Septimius Severus90 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE26 (8.5g). AYK Λ CЄ CЄVHPOC CЄ, laureate and cuirassed bust right / AΛΑΒΑΝΔЄΩΝ, Zeus standing left, holding eagle and sceptre. Very fine; minor edge fault.
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Alabanda (AD 193-211) AE 30 - Septimius Severus105 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE30 (12.8g). Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, two countermarks with (Imperial?) busts / Athena standing left, holding spear and shield. VF.
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Alabanda (AD 193-211) AE 31 – Julia Domna318 viewsJulia Domna, wife of Septimius Severus, died 217 AD. AE31 (18.76g, 12h). IOVΛIA Δ - [OM]NA AUΓ [C], draped bust right / A-ΛABA-NΔEΩ[N], Tyche standing facing holding rudder and cornucopia, head left. Ex Hauck und Aufhäuser, Auc 12 (10/1996), Nr. 614. Ex Karl coll.
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Alabanda (AD 193-217) AE 25 - Julia Domna48 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE25 (7.90g, 6h). Draped bust right; in circular coutermark on breast: head of Caracalla right / Filleted laurel branch. Near VF, dark brown surfaces. R.H. Coll.; ex Helios 5 (6/2010), lot 755.
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Alabanda (AD 193-217) AE 36 - Julia Domna137 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE36 (23.78g, 12h). Draped bust right; countermark: bust of Caracalla right within oval incuse / Tyche standing facing, holding rudder and cornucopia. Good VF, brown patina. Rare and attractive for issue. From Group CEM.
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Alabanda (AD 198-217) AE 25 - Caracalla236 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE25 (7.79g), struck 215-217 AD. Laureate and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / ΑΛΑΒΑΝΔΕΩΝ, cithara. Green patina, light overall roughness, good very fine.
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Alabanda (AD 198-217) AE 26 - Caracalla131 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE26 (9.23g, 1h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Kithara. EF, grayish-green patina, earthen highlights. From Group CEM.
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Alabanda (AD 198-217) AE 27 - Caracalla266 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE27 (11.97g, 12h). AV K M AVP ANTΩNI[NOC] C, laureate and cuirassed bust right / AΛABAN-ΔEΩ-N, Apollo standing facing holding eagle and laurel wreath; to right, kithara on column. Almost extremely fine. Ex G. Hirsch Nachf., Auc 202 (11/1998), Nr. 489. Ex Karl coll.
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Alabanda (AD 198-217) AE 27 - Caracalla78 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE27 (9.41g). AV K M P ANTΩNINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΑΛΑΒΑΝΔЄΩΝ, filleted laurel branch. gVF.
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Alabanda (AD 198-217) AE 34 - Caracalla244 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE34 (26.66g, 12h). AV K M AVP ANTΩNI[NOC] C, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / A-ΛABA-N-[Δ]E[ΩN], Tyche standing facing holding rudder and cornucopia, head left. Good very fine. Ex Giessener Münzhandlung, Auc 90 (10/1998), Nr. 601. Ex Lanz, Auk. 117 (11/2003), Nr. 940. Ex Karl coll.
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Alabanda (AD 198-217) AE 34 - Caracalla238 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE34 (19.80g, 6h). AV K M AVP ANTΩNI[NOC] C, laureate and cuirassed bust right / AΛABA-NΔEΩ-N, Zeus enthroned to left, holding scepter and thunderbolt. Very fine. Ex T.O. Mabbott coll., H. Schulman, Auc 6 6/1969 (New York), Nr. 1674; Ex M&M Deutschland, Auc 13 (10/2003), Nr. 392. Ex Karl coll.
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Alabanda (AD 209-211) AE 26 - Geta324 viewsGeta, Caesar, 209-211 AD. AE26 (10.28g). Π C ΓЄT - AC•K•CЄ•, laureate and cuirassed bust right; countermark, laureate head of Caracalla right; before, A / AΛAB-A-N-ΔEΩ-N, laurel branch with. Ex G. Kastner, Auc 12 (11/1976), Nr. 319 ; Ex Hauck & Aufhäuser, Auc 9 (10/1992), Nr. 370. Ex Karl coll.
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Alabanda (BC 150) AE 9306 viewsmid-2nd cent BC. AE9 (0.77g, 12h). Laureate head of Apollo right / [ΑΛΑΒΑΝ]-ΔΕΩΝ, eagle standing right. VF. Karl coll.
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Alabanda (BC 166/5) Tetradrachm332 viewsafter 167 BC. AR Staphanephoric Tetradrachm (16.82g), dated 166 BC. Laureate head of Apollo right, hair falling down neck in large curls / ΑΛΑΒΑΝΔΕΩΝ, Pegasus flying right, B below (= year 2 of the local era). EF. Very rare.
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Alabanda (BC 167/6) Tetradrachm390 viewsafter 167 BC. AR Staphanephoric Tetradrachm (16.94g, 34mm), dated 167 BC. Laureate head of Apollo right, hair falling down neck in large curls / ΑΛΑΒΑΝΔΕΩΝ, Pegasus flying right, A below (= year 1 of the local era). Large flan, slight weakness, EF. Very rare.
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Alabanda (BC 167/6) Tetradrachm257 views167/6 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.85g, 11h). Laureate head of Apollo right / Pegasos springing right; A (= year 1) below. Good VF, light iridescent toning, slightly off center strike. Rare. From the John F. Sullivan Collection.
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Alabanda (BC 167/6) Tetradrachm378 viewsca 167/6 BC. AR Tetradrachm (32mm, 16.59g, 12h). Laureate head of Apollo right / ΑΛΑΒΑΝΔΕΩΝ, Pegasos springing right, A below. Superb EF, lightly toned. Rare. Lipcer Coll.
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Alabanda (BC 167/6) Tetradrachm168 viewsca 167/6 BC. AR Tetradrachm (31mm, 16.90g, 12h). Dated CY 1. Laureate head of Apollo right / Pegasos springing right; A below. EF, toned, small die break on eye of Apollo. Rare. Ex CNG 63 (5/2003), lot 542.
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Alabanda (BC 168) AE 14113 viewsca 167-100 BC. AE14 (3.5g). Laureate head of Apollo right / AΛAΒANΔEΩN, humped bull butting left. VF.
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Alabanda (BC 168) AE 22324 viewsAfter 168 BC. AE22 (4.77g, 12h). Laureate head of Apollo right / ΑΛΑΒΑΝ-ΔΕΩΝ, lyre; A above. Good VF, olive green patina.
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Alabanda (BC 197-188) Tetradrachm380 viewsca 197-190/188 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.75g, 11h). Struck under Antiochos III of Syria. Symmacheos, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo left / Pegasos flying right; ΣΥΜΜΑΧΗΟΣ below. VF, toned, slight roughness.
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Alabanda (BC 197-189) Drachm415 viewsca 197-190/189 BC. AR Drachm (4.26g). Struck as Antiocheia, under Antiochos III of Syria. Laureate head of Apollo right / [ΑΝΤ]ΙΟΧΕΩΝ, Pegasos springing right; ΣΥΜΜΑΧΟΣ (magistrate) below. EF. Rare.
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Alabanda (BC 197-190) Tetradrachm608 viewsca 197-190/188 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.70g). Struck as Antiocheia, under Antiochos III of Syria. Laureate head of Apollo left / [ΑΝΤ]ΙΟΧΕΩΝ, Pegasos springing right; ΤΙΜΟΚΩΝ (magistrate) below. Good VF. Rare.

Alabanda was situated in northern Caria on the river Marsyas, about 30 km from its confluence with the Maeander. The first coins known for the city are the issues struck in the name of Antiocheia in honour of Antiochus III of Syria, during his attempt to recover Asia Minor in the early 2nd century (cf. Houghton, SC p. 352). After his defeat at the battle of Magnesia in 190 BC, Alabanda reverted to its old name and issued tetradrachms with magistrate names as well as Alexander-type tetradrachms, but it was not until about 167 that the bulk of the 'dated' A-B coins were issued (cf. SNG Helsinki 1-5). For an in-depth analysis into this coinage, see N. Waggoner, 'A new wrinkle in the Hellenistic coinage of Antioch/Alabanda' in Kraay-Morkholm Essays, 1989, pp. 284-290.
 
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