Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Knidos (AD 0-100) AE 20562 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 28345 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 - Caracalla183 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 & Plautilla280 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 - Caracalla566 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 & Plautilla184 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 18153 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 19316 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 18146 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) Didrachm865 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) Didrachm429 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) Didrachm265 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) Didrachm152 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) Didrachm282 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) Tetrobol169 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) Tetrobol191 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) Tetrobol171 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 10193 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 11396 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 11227 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) Hemidrachm421 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) Hemidrachm185 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) Hemidrachm171 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) Drachm299 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) Drachm401 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) Tetradrachm334 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) Tetradrachm245 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) Tetradrachm302 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) Tetradrachm240 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) Tetradrachm241 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) Tetradrachm229 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) Tetradrachm203 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) Hemidrachm339 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) Hemidrachm142 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) Hemidrachm133 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) Tetradrachm257 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) Tetradrachm335 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) Tetradrachm459 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) Tridrachm194 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) Drachm262 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) Drachm321 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) Drachm265 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) Drachm422 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) Drachm325 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) Drachm160 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) Drachm197 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) Drachm162 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) Obol369 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) Obol163 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) Tetartemorion621 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) Drachm169 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) Drachm143 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) Drachm304 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) Drachm254 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) Drachm290 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) Drachm327 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) Drachm329 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) Drachm246 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) Drachm161 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) Drachm122 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) Drachm175 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) Drachm391 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) Drachm170 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) Drachm182 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) Drachm191 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) Drachm475 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) Drachm295 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) Drachm407 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) Obol568 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) Trihemiobol555 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) Trihemiobol336 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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