Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Knidos (AD 0-100) AE 20570 viewsImperial Times, 1st cent AD. AE20 (5.95g, 6h). TKT EΠIEY ΠEΛEITA, young male head right / KNI – ΔIΩN, burning altar around grape clusters on stalk. Very fine. Ex Karl coll.
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Knidos (AD 100-200) AE 28350 viewsPseudo-autonomous, 2nd cent AD. AE28 (9.17g). Head of Aphrodite right / KNI - ΔIΩN, Dionysos standing left, holding kantharos and long scepter. Rare. Black patina, VF.
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Knidos (AD 198-217) AE 29 - Caracalla188 viewsCaracalla, 197-217 AD. AE29 (18.84g). Young, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΚΝΙΔΙ-ΩΝ (retrograde), Homonoia with kalathos standing left, holding cornucopiae and patera over lighted altar. Black patina, VF. Ex H. von Aulock coll.
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Knidos (AD 198-217) AE 32 - Caracalla & Plautilla287 viewsCaracalla, with Plautilla, 198-217 AD. AE32 (18.18g, 6h). Confronted busts of Caracalla right, laureate, draped, and cuirassed, and Plautilla left, draped / Praxitiles’ Cnidian Aphrodite, holding drapery that falls behind amphora, standing right, facing Asclepius standing left, leaning on serpent-entwined staff. VF, light, even roughness. Rare. Group CEM; ex Mallinson Coll. (Spink 39, 12/1984), lot 20.

Because of the city’s connection with Aphrodite, in the fourth century BC, Knidos acquired a cult-statue of the goddess by the sculptor Praxitiles. After it was rejected by the citizens of Kos (for whom it had been commissioned) because it showed Aphrodite nude for the first time, Knidos purchased the statue, erecting it in an open air temple so that it could be viewed from all angles. As a result, it became a popular tourist attraction and the subject of numerous tales of all types.
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Knidos (AD 198-217) AE 33 - Caracalla573 viewsCaracalla and Plautilla, 196-217 AD. AE33 (16.07g). ANTWNINOC (running clockwise) - PLAVTILLA (counterclockwise), confronted busts of Caracalla, on left, and Plautilla, on right; countermark: laureate bust of Caracalla right / Aphrodite standing right, holding veil. Fine, green patina. Roper Coll.1 comments
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Knidos (AD 198-217) AE 34 - Caracalla & Plautilla186 viewsCaracalla, with Plautilla, 198-217 AD. AE34 (20.15g). Confronted busts of Caracalla right, laureate, draped, and cuirassed, and Plautilla left, draped / Praxitiles’ Cnidian Aphrodite, holding drapery that falls behind amphora, standing right, facing Asclepius standing left, leaning on serpent-entwined staff. Olive-green patina, gVF. Rare. Righetti coll.; Ex Auctiones AG, Basel 18 (1989), 937.
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Knidos (BC 185-30) AE 18155 views2nd-1st century BC. AE18 (5.89g, 12h). Uncertain magistrate. Head of Apollo right / Bull’s head facing, slightly left. Good Fine, green patina, deposits. Alighieri Coll.
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Knidos (BC 185-30) AE 19320 viewsca 210-185 BC. AE19 (4.85g, 12h). Aristopolis, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo right / ΚΝΙΔΙΩΝ / ΑΡΙΣΤΟΠΟ / ΛΙΣ, grape bunch on vine between two lines. VF. Karl Coll.
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Knidos (BC 210-185) AE 18148 views3rd century BC. AE18 (5.14g, 12h). Turreted head of Tyche left / KNIΔIΩN, forepart of lion left. F.
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Knidos (BC 210-185) Didrachm877 viewsca 210-185 BC. AR Octobol (5.19g). Head of Helios 3/4 to right / Forepart of a roaring lion right, star to left, ΛΥΣΙΠΠΟΥ (magistrate) below. EF, small chip on edge. Rare.
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Knidos (BC 210-185) Didrachm433 viewsca 210-185 BC. AR Octobol (4.99g). Head of Helios 3/4 to right / Forepart of a roaring lion right, anchor to left, KNI above, ΠΡΑΤΑΓΟΡΑΣ (magistrate) below. Nice VF. Unrecorded magistrate?
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Knidos (BC 210-185) Didrachm270 viewsca 210-185 BC. AR Didrachm (17mm, 5.14g, 11h). Sostratos, magistrate. Head of Helios facing slightly left / Forepart of roaring lion right; thunderbolt behind; below, [Σ]ΩΣΤΡΑΤ[ΟΣ]. EF, toned. Very rare.
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Knidos (BC 210-185) Didrachm157 viewsca 210-185 BC. AR Octobol (18mm, 5.21g, 12h). Diokles, magistrate. Head of Helios facing slightly right / Forepart of roaring lion right; rose behind, ΔΙΟΚΛΗΣ below. EF, small die break on reverse. Rare.
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Knidos (BC 210-185) Didrachm288 viewsca 210-185 BC. AR Didrachm (17mm, 5.84g, 12h). Agephon-, magistrate. Head of Helios facing slightly right / Forepart of roaring lion right; club to left, [A]ΓΕΦΩΝ below. Good VF, lightly toned, hairline flan crack.
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Knidos (BC 250-210) Tetrobol172 viewsca 250-210 BC. AR Tetrobol(?) (14mm, 2.43g, 11h). Epigonos, magistrate. Bust of Artemis right, quiver over shoulder / Tripod; [E]ΠIΓONOΣ to left, KNIΔIΩN to left. gVF, a bit porous, hairline flan crack.
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Knidos (BC 250-210) Tetrobol194 viewsca 250-210 BC. AR Tetrobol(?) (15mm, 2.43g, 12h). Kallippos, magistrate. Bust of Artemis right, quiver over shoulder / Tripod. VF, toned. Deyo Coll.; Ex Christensen 67 (7/1978), lot 158.
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Knidos (BC 250-210) Tetrobol176 viewsca 250-210 BC. AR Tetrobol(?) (13mm, 2.65g, 12h). Aristiadas, magistrate. Bust of Artemis right, quiver over shoulder / Tripod. Good VF, toned.
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Knidos (BC 300-210) AE 10199 viewsca 250-210 BC. AE10 (1.46g, 12h). [...]oronikos, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo left / Prow right; [..]OPONIKO. VF, black patina. Alighieri coll.
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Knidos (BC 300-210) AE 11403 viewsca 350-300 BC. AE11 (1.15g). Head of Aphrodite right / Stern of galley right, astragalos and ΥΛ above, KNI below. Dark green patina, VF/gVF. Rare. Gutknecht coll.
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Knidos (BC 300-210) AE 11237 viewsca 375-340 BC. AE11 (1.59g, 12h). Head of Aphrodite right, hair bound in sphendone / Prow right; spear-point before. VF, dark green patina. Alighieri Coll.
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Knidos (BC 300-225) Hemidrachm424 viewsca 300-225 BC. AR Hemidrachm (12mm, 1.28g). Head of Aphrodite right / Three-quarter facing head of a bull, head turned slightly right; magistrate ΑΓΗΣΙΚΛΗΣ. VF, attractively toned.
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Knidos (BC 300-225) Hemidrachm187 viewsca 300-225 BC. AR Hemidrachm (13mm, 1.39g, 12h). Rhodian standard. Bariphron, magistrate. Head of Aphrodite right / Bull’s head facing slightly right. VF, porous.
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Knidos (BC 300-225) Hemidrachm174 viewsca 300-225 BC. AR Hemidrachm (12mm, 1.22g, 11h). Head of Aphrodite right / Bull’s head facing slightly right; uncertain magistrate’s name around. VF, a few deposits. Alighieri Coll.
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Knidos (BC 330-250) Drachm302 viewsca 330-250 BC. AR Drachm (3.12g). Head of Aphrodite Euploia right / Forepart of roaring lion right, [Κ]ΝΙ below, ΠΟΛΥΗΡΑΤΟΣ (magistrate) to right. Minor corrosion on rev, VF. Ex Auktion Giessener Muenzhandlung 26, Munchen 1983, lot 1499.
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Knidos (BC 330-250) Drachm404 viewsca 330-250 BC. AR Drachm (3.27g). Head of Aphrodite Euploia right, wearing sakkos, in beaded circle / Forepart of roaring lion right, KNI below, ΕΥΜΕ[ΛΩ] (magistrate) above. Fine toning, good style, good VF.
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Knidos (BC 350-320) Tetradrachm341 viewsca 350-330/20 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.44g, 12h). Arkesilas, magistrate. Head of Aphrodite right, wearing stephane, triple-pendant earring, and necklace / Head and foreleg of lion right; KNI above, APKEΣIΛAΣ below. Near EF, toned, slight die shift. Extraordinary style in high relief on a broad flan. Extremely rare, one of two known.
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Knidos (BC 350-320) Tetradrachm251 viewsca 350-330/20 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.29g, 12h). Chian standard. Agathophanes, magistrate. Head of Aphrodite right, hair tied at back, wearing single-pendant earring and necklace / Forepart of roaring lion right; ΑΓΑΘΟΦΑΝΗΣ below. VF, minor flat strike at high points. Extremely rare, unpublished as a tetradrachm.
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Knidos (BC 350-320) Tetradrachm307 viewsca 350-330/20 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.33g, 12h). Chian standard. Autokrates, magistrate. Head of Aphrodite right, wearing stephane, triple-pendant earring, and necklace / KNI, forepart of roaring lion right; ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΗΣ above. Superb EF, lightly toned. Very rare, fewer than 30 of this type known.
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Knidos (BC 350-320) Tetradrachm245 viewsca 350-330/20 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.01 g, 12h). Chian standard. Timasiphron, magistrate. Head of Aphrodite right, hair tied at back, wearing single-pendant earring and necklace / KNI, forepart of roaring lion right; ΤΙΜΑΣΙΦΡΩΝ above. Good VF. Very rare, fewer than 30 of this type known. This magistrate is unknown in all denominations for this period.
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Knidos (BC 375-340) Tetradrachm248 viewsca 375-340 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 15.10g, 12h). Chian standard. Autokrates, magistrate. Head of Aphrodite right, wearing triple-pendant earring and necklace; Phrygian helmet behind / KNI, forepart of roaring lion right; ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΗΣ above. EF, lightly toned. Extremely rare.
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Knidos (BC 375-340) Tetradrachm231 viewsca 375-340 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 15.18g, 12h). Chian standard. Theumelon, magistrate. Head of Aphrodite right, wearing triple-pendant earring and necklace; Phrygian helmet behind / KNI, forepart of roaring lion right; ΘΕΥΜΕΛΩΝ above. Near EF. Extremely rare.
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Knidos (BC 375-340) Tetradrachm205 viewsca 375-340 BC. AR Tetradrachm (14.73g, 12h). Chian standard. Theumelon, magistrate. Head of Aphrodite right, wearing triple-pendant earring and necklace; Phrygian helmet behind / Forepart of roaring lion right; ΘΕΥΜΕΛΩΝ above. VF, flat strike in centers. Extremely rare.
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Knidos (BC 380-360) Hemidrachm343 viewsca 380-360 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.62g, 12h). Thersippos, magistrate. KNI, forepart of lion right / ΘEPΣIΠΠOΣ, head of Aphrodite right, helmet to left. EF.
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Knidos (BC 380-360) Hemidrachm145 viewsca 380-360 BC. AR Hemidrachm (13mm, 1.62g, 1h). Thrasippos, magistrate. Head and leg of lion right / Head of Aphrodite right, hair bound in sphendone, dolphin to left, ΘPAΣIΠΠOΣ to right. VF, some porosity.
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Knidos (BC 380-360) Hemidrachm135 viewsca 380-360 BC. AR Hemidrachm (12mm, 1.59g, 11h). Timaithos, magistrate. Head and leg of lion right / Head of Aphrodite right, hair bound in sphendone; TIMAIΘOΣ before. Fine, toned.
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Knidos (BC 395-380) Tetradrachm264 viewsca 395-380 BC. AR Tetradrachm (14.34g, 12h). Hippokritos, magistrate. Head of Aphrodite left, wearing single-pendant earring and necklace / Forepart of roaring lion left; ΙΠΠΟΚΡΙΤΟΣ below; all within incuse square. Good VF, toned, die shift and minor die wear on reverse. Very rare. Ex Numismatica Ars Classica Q (4/2006), lot 1404.
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Knidos (BC 395-390) Tetradrachm341 viewsca 395-390 BC. AR Tetradrachm (14.72gm). Head of Aphrodite Euploia left, prow behind / Forepart of roaring lion left, [ΣΤΙ]ΦΟ[Σ] (magistrate) below, all within incuse square. VF, minor porosity. From the Garth R. Drewry Collection. Ex Lanz 40 (25 May 1987), lot 289; Hecatomnus Hoard.
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Knidos (BC 400-390) Tetradrachm463 viewsca 400-390 BC. AR Tetradrachm (14.45g). Head of Aphrodite left, prow behind / Forepart of roaring lion left, ΣΤΑΣΥΛΛΕΟΣ (magistrate) below, within incuse square. Very rare. Good VF.
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Knidos (BC 404-394) Tridrachm201 viewsca 404-394 BC. AR Tridrachm (11.06g). The infant Herakles, naked, kneeling to right on ground line, strangling a serpent in each hand, Σ-Y-N. / Head of Aphrodite facing to right, her hair rolled, a prow before, KNI-Δ-IΩ-N, all within an incuse square. Some light pitting, good very fine. Purchased privately in 1987 US$ 8,250.
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Knidos (BC 405-394 BC) Drachm267 viewsca 404-395 BC. AR Drachm (3.71 g, 16mm, 6h). Forepart of lion right / Head of Aphrodite right within incuse square. VF, toned. Very rare, Cahn lists nine examples. Ex Niklovitz Coll. (L. Hamburger, 11 June 1930), lot 344.
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Knidos (BC 405-394) Drachm324 viewsca 405 BC. AR Drachm (3.72g). Forepart of roaring lion right / Head of Aphrodite right within incuse square. Toned VF, light porosity, small reverse scratch. Rare issue.
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Knidos (BC 411-405) Drachm268 viewsca 405-394 BC. AR Drachm (6.13g). Forepart of roaring lion right / Head of Aphrodite right, K-N-I, within incuse square. Good classical style, VF-EF.
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Knidos (BC 411-405) Drachm430 viewsca 405-394 BC. AR Drachm (6.12g). Forepart of roaring lion right / Head of Aphrodite right, hair bound with taenia, K-N-I, within incuse square. Lightly toned EF, choice flan, great style. Ex Hess-Leu 49 (4/1971), lot 221.
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Knidos (BC 411-405) Drachm329 viewsca 411-405 BC. AR Drachm (6.13g). Aeginetic standard. Forepart of roaring lion right / Head of Aphrodite right, hair bound in sphendone decorated with flowers, within incuse square. EF.
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Knidos (BC 411-405) Drachm163 viewsca 411-405/4 BC. AR Drachm (16mm, 6.13g, 7h). Head and foreleg of roaring lion right / Head of Aphrodite right, hair in sphendone decorated with ivy leaves; all within incuse square. EF, toned, a few minor die breaks on the reverse. Ex Triton XIII (1/2010), lot 202.
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Knidos (BC 411-405) Drachm202 viewsca 411-405/4 BC. AR Drachm (17mm, 6.13g, 12h). Forepart of roaring lion right / Head of Aphrodite right, hair in double band; K-N-I around; all within incuse square. EF, toned. Well centered and struck. Ex Hans von Aulock Collection, 8106.
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Knidos (BC 411-405) Drachm166 viewsca 411-405/4 BC. Drachm (Silver, 6.14g, 3h). Forepart of lion to right, with open jaws and outstretched right paw / Head of Aphrodite right, hair bound in sphendone ornamented with ivy leaves, wearing necklace; all within incuse square. Toned and attractive. Minor die break on the reverse, otherwise EF. Ex Triton XIII (1/2010), 202.
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Knidos (BC 411-405) Obol374 viewsca 405-394 BC. AR Obol (0.95g). Forepart of roaring lion right / Head of Aphrodite right, within incuse square. Good VF. Very Rare. Only 1 specimen from this die pair cited by Cahn, from the McClean collection, and it grades only Fine.
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Knidos (BC 411-405) Obol167 viewsca 411-405/4 BC. AR Obol (0.82g, 12h). Forepart of roaring lion right / Head of Aphrodite right within incuse square. Near EF, toned. Ex CNG 53 (3/2000), lot 499.
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Knidos (BC 411-405) Tetartemorion625 views5th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (0.27g, 6mm). Forepart of roaring lion left / Head of Aphrodite (?) left within incuse square.
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Knidos (BC 449-411) Drachm176 viewsca 449-411 BC. AR Drachm (17mm, 6.12g, 3h). Head and foreleg of roaring lion right / Head of Aphrodite right, wearing tainia, within incuse square. Good VF, lightly toned. Very rare series V drachm, only the second known from these dies (the other is in the BM).
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Knidos (BC 449-411) Drachm146 viewsca 449-411 BC. AR Drachm (16mm, 6.21g, 6h). Forepart of lion right / Head of Aphrodite right, wearing tainia; all within incuse square. Near EF, toned, scattered marks under tone. Very rare Cahn Period V issue, only 12 coins listed from 5 obverse and 4 reverse dies.
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Knidos (BC 465-449) Drachm306 viewsca 465-449 BC. AR Drachm (6.16g). Forepart of roaring lion right / Head of Aphrodite right, K-N-I, in incuse square. Toned, good style, EF.
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Knidos (BC 465-449) Drachm256 viewsca 449-411 BC. AR Drachm (6.09g). Forepart of roaring lion right / Diademed head of Aphrodite Euploia right within incuse square. Toned, good VF.
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Knidos (BC 465-449) Drachm294 viewsca 465-449 BC. AR Drachm (6.28g). Forepart of roaring lion right / Head of Aphrodite right, hair bound with taenia, K-N-I, within incuse square. Toned, nice VF, small edge split.
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Knidos (BC 465-449) Drachm331 viewsca 465-449 BC. AR Drachm (6.14g). Forepart of roaring lion right / Head of Aphrodite right, hair bound with taenia, within incuse square. Attractively toned, good VF, nice flan.
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Knidos (BC 465-449) Drachm333 viewsca 465-449 BC. AR Drachm (6.34g). Forepart of roaring lion right / Head of Aphrodite right, hair bound with taenia, KN-I, within incuse square. Attractively toned, good VF, nice flan.
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Knidos (BC 465-449) Drachm250 viewsca 449-411 BC. AR Drachm (17mm, 6.28g, 9h). Forepart of roaring lion right / Head of Aphrodite right within incuse square. Good VF, toned, minor porosity.
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Knidos (BC 465-449) Drachm166 viewsca 465-449 BC. AR Drachm (6.16g, 16mm, 6h). Forepart of lion right / Head of Aphrodite right, wearing tainia, within incuse square. VF, toned. Frederick Coll.
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Knidos (BC 465-449) Drachm127 viewsca 465-449 BC. AR Drachm (6.27g, 8h). Forepart of roaring lion right / Head of Aphrodite right in incuse square. Good VF, toned, minor die wear on obverse. Fine style. Morcom Coll.
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Knidos (BC 465-449) Drachm180 viewsca 490-465 BC. AR Drachm (15mm, 6.15g, 1h). Forepart of roaring lion right / Archaic head of Aphrodite right within incuse square. VF, lightly toned. Frederick Coll.
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Knidos (BC 490-465) Drachm396 viewsca 490-465 BC. AR Drachm (6.08g). Forepart of roaring lion left / Archaic head of Aphrodite left within incuse square. Toned, good VF. Ex Muenzen und Medaillen 79 (1994), lot 355; Duplicates from the Hermitage Collection (Schlessinger/Berlin, 2/1934).
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Knidos (BC 490-465) Drachm175 viewsca 500-490 BC. AR Drachm (16mm, 6.02g, 12h). Forepart of roaring lion right / Archaic head of Aphrodite right within incuse square. VF, lightly toned. Frederick Coll.
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Knidos (BC 500-490) Drachm188 viewsca 500-490 BC. AR Drachm (17mm, 6.21g, 5h). Forepart of roaring lion right / Archaic head of Aphrodite right within incuse square. VF. Frederick Coll.
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Knidos (BC 500-490) Drachm196 viewsca 500-490 BC. AR Drachm (15mm, 6.17g, 12h). Head and forepaw of roaring lion right / Head of Aphrodite left within incuse square. VF, toned.
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Knidos (BC 520-490) Drachm481 viewsca 520-490 BC. AR Drachm (6.27g). Forepart of roaring lion right / Archaic head of Aphrodite right within incuse square. Toned, nice VF.
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Knidos (BC 520-495) Drachm300 viewsca 520-495 BC. AR Drachm (6.26 gm). Forepart of roaring lion right / Archaic head of Aphrodite right within incuse square in incuse circle. Heavily toned VF.
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Knidos (BC 530-520) Drachm416 viewsca 530-520 BC. AR Drachm (6.25g). Forepart of roaring lion right / Archaic head of Aphrodite right within incuse square. VF, lightly toned, partial flat strike on obverse.
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Knidos (BC 530-520) Obol573 viewsca 530-520 BC. AR Obol (1.01g). Head of lion right with jaws open, tongue protruding; small linear rectangular at truncation / Head of Aphrodite right, hair in sakkos and falling down neck in dotted plaits, wearing disc-shaped earring; all within incuse square. Very rare. Almost extremely fine. Ex Prof. S. Pozzi and R. C. Lockett collections; and ex Naville & Cie., Geneva 1 (Lucerne 1921), 2393, and Glendining & Co., London - Lockett coll. XII / Greek IV (1961), 2358.
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Knidos (BC 530-520) Trihemiobol558 viewsca 530-520 BC. AR Trihemiobol (1.74g). Head of roaring lion right / Archaic head of Artemis right, in dotted square border, within incuse square. VF.
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Knidos (BC 530-520) Trihemiobol340 viewsca 500 BC. AR Diobol (12mm, 1.65g, 3h). Head of roaring lion right / Head of Aphrodite right within rectangular incuse. VF, some porosity.
 
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