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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Halikarnassos (AD 55) AE 19 - Agrippina Senior569 viewsAgrippina Senior. AE19 (4.03g). Struck under Nero, ca 55 AD. Draped bust right, hair in long plait down back of neck / ΑΛΙΚΑΡΝ−ΑΣΣΕΩΝ, cult statue of Zeus Akraios standing facing. Fine, brown surfaces. Drewry Coll.; Ex Lindgren Coll.
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Halikarnassos (AD 177-192) AE 31 - Commodus337 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE31 (14.96g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΑΛΙΚΑ-ΡΝ-Α-ΣΣΕΩΝ, cult statue of Zeus Akraios standing facing between two trees at the top of which an oracular crow. Fine, green patina, a little rough. Drewry Coll.
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Halikarnassos (AD 193-211) AE 30 - Septimius Severus181 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE30 (14.72g, 12h). Stratokles, archon. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Cult statue of Zeus Ascraeus facing between two trees, each surmounted by an oracular crow; name in two lines in exergue. Good VF, dark green patina with traces of orange earthen overtones. From Group CEM.

The epithet Asrcaeus (Gr. Ἀσκραίος) refers to a species of oak tree (Hesychius s.v. ἄσκρα). While the oak was an associated attribute of Zeus, the reference here may refer to a Prehellenic Carian nature deity, similar to the later mythological Dryads, or nymphs who inhabited the trees (δρύες). Apollonius Dyscolus (Historia mirabilium 13) states that a goat was sacrificed to him.
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Halikarnassos (AD 238-244) AE 20 - Gordian III75 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE20 (3.30g, 8h). AVT K M ANT ΓOPΔIANOC AVΓ, laureate and draped bust of Gordian right / AΛIKAPNACCЄΩN HPOΔOTOC, bearded and draped bust of Herodotos right. Extremely Rare. VF.

This coin celebrates the greatest citizen of Halikarnassos, Herodotos, who lived there in the mid-late 5th century BC. He was a great historian and for that time a 'journalist' who would travel around the Mediterranean to 'investigate' and interview people who actually had witnessed the events he wrote about.
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Halikarnassos (AD 238-244) AE 25 – Gordian III81 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE25 (10.18g). AYT K M ANT ΓOPΔIANOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / AΛΙKAPNACCЄωN, tetrastyle temple, containing Homonoia standing left, holding cornucopia and sacrificing with patera over lighted altar to left. VF.
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Halikarnassos (BC 50) AE23199 viewsAfter 50 BC. AE23 (7.06g, 12h). Laureate head of Apollo right / Lyre. Good Fine, dark green patina, rough surfaces, flan crack. Alighieri Coll.
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Halikarnassos (BC 150-50) AE381 viewsca 2nd century BC. AE (4.14g). Head of Poseidon right / Trident; ΑΛΙΚΑ to left, ΜΕΛΑ (magistrate) to right. Green patina, EF.
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Halikarnassos (BC 150-50) AE 16281 viewsca 2nd cent BC. AE16 (3.97g). Head of Poseidon right / Ornate trident head; ΑΛΙΚΑP to left, ΜΕΛΑ (magistrate) to right.
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Halikarnassos (BC 150-50) AE 19244 viewsca 2nd century BC. AE19 (3.90g, 12h). Bearded head of Poseidon right / Ornamented trident head with dolphins between prongs; ΑΛΙΚΑ to left, ΜΕΛΑ (magistrate) to right.
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Halikarnassos (BC 150-50) AE 19434 viewsca 2nd century BC. AE19 (6.88g). Bearded head of Poseidon right / Ornamented trident head with dolphins between prongs; ΑΛΙΚΑP to left, ΜHNΑC (magistrate) to right, star in field to left. Dark green patina, gVF.
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Halikarnassos (BC 150-50) AE19259 viewsca 150-50 BC. AE19 (4.54g, 11h). Head of Poseidon right, wearing tainia / Trident with dolphins between points; kithara to lower left, APTE (magistrate) to right. Good VF, dark green patina, light earthen deposits. Unpublished in the standard references with kithara. Karl Coll. (Lanz 131 (11/2006), lot 151).
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Halikarnassos (BC 150-50) Drachm325 views2nd-1st cent BC. AR Drachm (4.31g). Facing head of Helios / Helmeted bust of Athena right; magistrate XAPMYLOS. Nice EF, usual small flan crack.
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Halikarnassos (BC 150-50) Drachm477 views2nd-1st century BC. AR Drachm (4.35g). Facing head of Helios / Helmeted bust of Athena right; ΔΙΟΝΥΣΙΩΣ (magistrate) to left, ΑΛΙ to right. Finely toned EF. Unpublished variant?
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Halikarnassos (BC 150-50) Drachm255 viewsca 150-50 BC. AR Drachm (4.89g). Facing head of Helios / ΑΛΙΚΑΡ-ΝΑΣΣΕΩΝ, helmeted bust of Athena right; ΘΕΟ (magistrate) above, trident below. VF.
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Halikarnassos (BC 150-50) Drachm243 viewsca 1st cent BC. AR Drachm (4.13g). Facing head of Helios / ΑΛΙΚΑΡΝΑC[ΕΩΝ], helmeted and draped bust of Athena right; MOCXOC (magistrate) to right. Lightly toned EF.
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Halikarnassos (BC 150-50) Drachm231 views1st century BC. AR Drachm (3.87g). Facing head of Helios turned slightly to right within dotted circle / AΛIKAΡNAΣEΩ[N], bust of Athena right, wearing crested helmet and aegis, [E]PMΩN (magistrate) behind. Porosity on both sides, good VF.
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Halikarnassos (BC 150-50) Drachm119 viewsca 150-50 BC. AR Drachm (17mm, 3.08g, 12h). Uncertain magistrate. Facing head of Helios; border of large pellets / Draped bust of Athena right, wearing crested helmet and aegis; [magistrate’s name] to right. Near VF, porous. Alighieri Coll.
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Halikarnassos (BC 150-50) Drachm235 viewsca 150-50 BC. AR Drachm (17mm, 3.78g, 12h). [...]mon, magistrate. Facing head of Helios / Helmeted and draped bust of Athena right; magistrate incomplete. Near EF, lightly toned. Ex CNG Elec. Auc. 141, lot 71; Gorny & Mosch 200 (10/2001), lot 1866.
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Halikarnassos (BC 150-50) Obol302 viewsca 2nd-1st cent BC. AR Obol (0.67g). Head of Athena right / Owl standing facing within incuse square. VF. Unpublished?
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Halikarnassos (BC 150-50) Trihemiobol479 viewsca 2nd-1st century BC. AR Trihemiobol (1.12g). Head of Athena right / Owl standing facing; ΑΛΙΚΑΡ left, ΔΡΑΚΟ[Ν?] (magistrate) to right. VF.
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Halikarnassos (BC 150-50) Trihemiobol270 viewsca 2nd-1st cent BC. AR Trihemiobol (1.12g). Head of Athena right / Owl standing facing; ΑΛΙΚΑΡ left, ΑΠΟΛ (magistrate) to right. VF. Unpublished variant.
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Halikarnassos (BC 200-100) AE 22265 viewsca 2nd century BC. AE22 (7.96g). Head of Helios facing within dotted circle / Draped helmeted bust of Athena right withing dotted circle; [ΑΛΙΚΑΡ], ΜΕΝΕΚΡΑ (magistrate) around. Brown patina, double strike on rev., VF. Rare.
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Halikarnassos (BC 300-150) Hemidrachm282 viewsca 3rd-2nd cent BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.92g). Laureate head of Apollo right / ΑΛΙΚΑΡ-ΝΑΣΣΕΩΝ, lyre, ΕΡΜ (magistrate) above. aEF. Rare.
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Halikarnassos (BC 300-150) Hemidrachm350 viewsca 3rd-2nd century BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.54g). Laureate head of Apollo right / ΑΛΙΚΑΡ-ΝΑΣΣΕΩΝ, lyre, ΑΘΩ? (magistrate) above. Finely toned, EF. Unpublished variant.
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Halikarnassos (BC 300-150) Hemidrachm256 viewsca 3rd-2nd century BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.40g). Laureate head of Apollo right / ΑΛΙΚΑΡ-ΝΑΣΣΕΩΝ, lyre, ΑΠΟΛΛΟΝΙΔ[EΣ?] (magistrate) above. Lyre. Lightly toned, good VF, attractive style, some roughness and a hairline flan crack. Scarce.
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Halikarnassos (BC 300-150) Hemidrachm317 viewsca 3rd-2nd century BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.26g). Laureate head of Apollo right / ΑΛΙΚΑΡ-ΝΑΣΣΕΩΝ, kithara, monogram above. Lightly toned, VF.
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Halikarnassos (BC 300-150) Hemidrachm205 views2nd-1st century BC. AR Hemidrachm (17mm, 2.22g, 12h). Ierokles, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo right / ΑΛΙΚΑΡ-ΝΑΣΣΕΩΝ, kithara, star above, ΙΕΡΟΚΛΗ[C] below. VF. Karl coll.
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Halikarnassos (BC 300-150) Hemidrachm188 views2nd-1st century BC. AR Hemidrachm (16mm, 2.12g, 12h). Askes, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo right / ΑΛΙΚΑΡ-ΝΑΣΣΕΩΝ, kithara, star above, ACKH[C] below. VF. Karl coll.
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Halikarnassos (BC 300-200) AE 12325 viewsca 3rd-2nd cent BC. AE12 (1.28g). Laureate head of Apollo left / Eagle standing left with open wings, lyre before, A[ΛΙ] above. EF, glossy dark green, almost black, patina.
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Halikarnassos (BC 300-200) AE 12355 viewsca 3rd century BC. AE12 (1.40g, 12h). Laureate head of Apollo left / Eagle standing left with open wings, lyre before, AΛΙ above. Black patina, aEF.
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Halikarnassos (BC 400-367) AE211 views4th-3rd century BC. AE (0.75g). Forepart of Pegasos left / Kithara, two laurel branches. VF.
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Halikarnassos (BC 400-380) AE228 viewsca 400-380 BC. AE Chalkous (1.16g). Laureate head of Apollo left / Lyra, ΑΛΙ to right. Green patina, EF. Popken coll.
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Halikarnassos (BC 400-380) Drachm246 viewsca 4th century BC. AR Drachm (3.34g). Facing head of Apollo wearing laurel wreath, head turned slightly right / Eagle standing right with open wings; ΑΛΙΚΑΡ to left, olive branch to right; all within incuse square. Toned, near EF, some surface corrosion.
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Halikarnassos (BC 400-380) Drachm241 viewsca 4th century BC. AR Drachm (3.56g). Facing head of Apollo wearing laurel wreath, head turned slightly right / Eagle standing right with open wings; olive branch before; all within incuse square. VF.
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Halikarnassos (BC 400-380) Drachm236 viewsca 4th century BC. AR Drachm (3.42g). Facing head of Apollo wearing laurel wreath, head turned slightly right / Eagle standing right with open wings; ΑΛΙΚΑΡ to left, olive branch to right; all within incuse square. Toned, near EF.
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Halikarnassos (BC 400-380) Drachm277 viewsca 400-377 BC. AR Drachm (3.44g, 12h). Rhodian standard. Head of Apollo facing slightly right, wearing laurel wreath / ΑΛΙΚ-[ΑΡ], eagle standing right, wings spread; olive branch to lower right; all within incuse square. Good VF, lightly toned, slight granularity. Ex Herman Coll.; Ex Numismatica Ars Classica N (3/2002), lot 2355.
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Halikarnassos (BC 420-350) Persic Hemiobol373 viewsFirst half of 4th cent BC. AR Persic Hemiobol (0.31g, 7mm). Young male head right, Carian inscription / Head of ram right. Good VF.
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Halikarnassos (BC 420-350) Persic Hemiobol255 viewsLate 5th to mid 4th century BC. AR Persic Hemiobol (0.42g). Head of ram right / Head of young male right, Carian letters. Very fine.
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Halikarnassos (BC 420-350) Persic Hemiobol315 viewsca 400-340 BC. AR Persic Hemiobol (0.31g, 7mm, 11h). Young male head right; Carian letters / Head of ram right.
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Halikarnassos (BC 420-350) Persic Hemiobol291 viewsca 400-340 BC. AR Hemiobol (0.32g, 6h). Ram’s head right / Young male head right; Karian legend. VF, light porosity.
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Halikarnassos (BC 420-350) Persic Hemiobol357 viewsca 4th century BC. AR Hemiobol (8mm, 0.48g). Ram's head right / Young male head right, Karian legend. VF.
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Halikarnassos (BC 420-350) Persic Hemiobol247 viewsca 395-377 BC. AR Hemiobol (8mm, 0.49g, 6h). Ram’s head right / Young male head right; Karian legend. VF. Karl coll.
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Halikarnassos (BC 420-350) Persic Hemiobol228 viewsca 450-400 BC. AR Hemiobol (0.47g, 8mm, 4h). Milesian standard. Head of ram left / Youthful male head right; Carian 'az' to right. VF, rough. 1 comments
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Halikarnassos (BC 420-350) Persic Hemiobol301 viewsLate 5th to mid 4th century BC. AR Persic Hemiobol (0.26g, 8mm). Head of ram right / Head of young male right, K to left. Toned, aEF. Very rare.1 comments
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Halikarnassos (BC 420-350) Persic Hemiobol127 viewsca 450-420 BC. AR Hemiobol (8mm, 0.36g, 2h). Head of ram left / Archaic male head right. VF, grainy surfaces. Lee Coll.
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Halikarnassos (BC 420-350) Persic Hemiobol123 viewsca 450-420 BC. AR Hemiobol (7mm, 0.4g). Head of ram right / Archaic male head left. VF.
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Halikarnassos (BC 420-350) Persic Hemiobol127 viewsca 5th-4th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (6mm, 0.1g). Head of ram left / Archaic male head left, Karian letters before. aVF.
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Halikarnassos (BC 420-350) Persic Hemiobol - running king351 viewsUncertain Satrap, ca 420-350 BC. AR Persic Hemiobol (0.36g). Persian King kneeling/running right, holding bow and knife / Young male head right, Carian letters on either side. Unpublished.
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Halikarnassos (BC 420-350) Persic Hemiobol - running king145 viewsUncertain Satrap, ca 420-350 BC. AR Hemiobol (0.32g, 7mm). Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, holding dagger and bow / Young male head right, Karian letters on either side. VF.
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Halikarnassos (BC 420-350) Persic Tetartemorion213 viewsca 450-350 BC. AR Persic Tetartemorion (0.20g). Head of ram right / Roaring head of lion right. Nice VF.
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Halikarnassos (BC 420-350) Persic Tetartemorion246 viewsca 450-350 BC. AR Persic Tetartemorion (0.24g). Head of ram right / Roaring head of lion right, forepaw extended, within deep incuse square. Nice VF.
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Halikarnassos (BC 420-350) Persic Tetartemorion235 viewsca 450-350 BC. AR Persic Tetartemorion (6mm, 0.24g, 12h). Ram's head right / Roaring lion's head right. VF, minor porosity. Alighieri Coll.
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Halikarnassos (BC 420-350) Persic Tetartemorion217 viewsca 450-350 BC. AR Persic Tetartemorion (6mm, 0.24g, 12h). Ram's head right / Roaring lion's head right. Good VF, toned, lightly porous.
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Halikarnassos (BC 420-350) Persic Tetartemorion204 viewsca 4th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (6mm, 0.12g). Ram's head right / Roaring lion's head right. VF.
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Halikarnassos (BC 420-350) Persic Tetartemorion181 viewsca 4th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (6mm, 0.18g, 12h). Ram's head right / Forepart of lion right. VF, light porosity.
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Halikarnassos (BC 420-350) Tetartemorion316 viewsca 4th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (6mm, 0.24g). Ram's head right / Roaring lion's head right. Good VF.
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Halikarnassos (BC 480-400) Obol274 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Obol (0.67g). Forepart of Pegasos right / Forepart of goat left. VF.
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Halikarnassos (BC 480-400) Obol256 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Obol (9mm, 0.70g, 3h). Forepart of Pegasos right / Α-[Λ-Ι], forepart of goat on leash right. VF. Very rare. Karl coll.; Ex Hirsch Auk. 176 (11/1992), 296.
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Halikarnassos (BC 480-400) Obol267 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Obol (8mm, 0.69g, 6h). Forepart of Pegasos right / Α-Λ-[Ι], forepart of goat on leash right. VF. Very rare. Karl coll.; ex Heidelberger Auk. 28 (11/1999), 288.
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Halikarnassos (BC 480-400) Obol187 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Obol (8mm, 0.63g). Forepart of Pegasos left / Α-[Λ-Ι], forepart of goat left. aVF.
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Halikarnassos (BC 480-400) Obol189 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Obol (8mm, 0.64g). Forepart of Pegasos right / Forepart of goat on leash right. VF.
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Halikarnassos (BC 500-480) Obol521 viewsbefore 480 BC. AR Obol (1.10g). Forepart of Pegasos right / Forepart of a goat right, within incuse square. Good VF. Rare.
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Halikarnassos (BC 500-480) Obol618 viewsbefore 480 BC. AR Obol (1.05g). Forepart of Pegasos left / Head of a goat left, three pellets around; all within incuse square. EF. Rare.
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Halikarnassos (BC 500-480) Obol477 views5th century BC. AR Diobol (9mm, 1.13g, 12h). Forepart of Pegasos right / Forepart of a goat right, 3 pellets around, within incuse square. EF. Very rare. Karl coll.
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