Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Kos (AD 37-41) AE 24 - Agrippina Senior633 viewsAgrippina Senior, died 33 AD. AE24 (7.37g, 12h). Veiled head right / Asklepios standing facing, leaning on serpent-entwined staff. Good Fine, green-brown patina. Possibly unique. Only this specimen cited in RPC. Ex. Wagner Coll.
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Kos (AD 117-138) AE 14 - Hadrian55 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE14 (1.92g, 3h). AΔPИ–IIOI, laureate head right / ΚΩIΩΝ, serpent-entwined staff of Asclepius. Near VF, brown surfaces. Carathéodory Pasha coll. (1833-1906).
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Kos (AD 200-300) AE 24213 viewsImperial Times, 3rd century AD. AE24 (6.62g, 1h). Bare head of Adanus right / Herakles standing facing, head right, holding club. Fine, brown surfaces, a little rough.
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Kos (BC 27-AD 14) AE 16 - Augustus261 viewsAugustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AE16. Augustus / Club and a serpent wrapped around staff.
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Kos (BC 27-AD 14) AE 16 - Augustus104 viewsAugustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AE16 (3.0g). Laureate head right / Head of young Herakles right, wearing lion skin. VF.
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Kos (BC 30) AE 31 - Nikias272 viewsca 30 BC. AE31 (23.56g). [ΝΙΚΙ]ΑΣ, head of Nikias right wearing a slight beard, band in hair / ΚΩΙΩΝ ΚΑΛΛΙΠΠΙΔΗΣ, laureate head of Asklepios right. VF, brown and green patina, minor adjustment marks on both sides. Rare.

The elusive Nikias apparently seized power in Kos in the late Republican period, perhaps taking advantage of turmoil within the Roman Empire. He is usually dated between about 50 BC and the reign of Augustus, but the only evidence for his date is the style of portrait, which seem's to be strongly influenced by the portraiture of Octavian. His coinage, however, has not yet been fully studied, and even the sequence of his mint magistrates has not yet been established.
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Kos (BC 30) AE 31 - Nikias217 viewsNikias, Tyrant of Kos, ca 30 BC. AE31 (20.90g). Charmylos, magistrate. Bare head of Nikias right / Laureate head of Asklepios right; ΧΑΡΜΥΛΟΣ behind. Near VF, green patina. Rare. Ex Garth R. Drewry Coll.; CNG XXVII (9/1993), lot 619.
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Kos (BC 90-50) AE 21288 viewsca 90-50 BC. AE21 (5.81g). Laureate head of bearded Asklepios right / ΚΩΙΩΝ - ΠΥΘΟΚΛΗΣ (magistrate), coiled snake. VF. Rare. Joy coll.
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Kos (BC 90-50) AE 22312 viewsca 90-50 BC. AE22 (7.25g). Laureate head of bearded Asklepios right / ΚΩΙΩΝ - ΕΥΑΡΑΤΟΣ ΕΙ (magistrate), coiled snake. VF. Rare. Joy coll.; ex Lindgren coll.
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Kos (BC 90-50) AE 22157 viewsca 90-50 BC. AE22 (5.91g). Laureate head of bearded Asklepios right / ΚΩΙΩΝ - ΠΥΘΟΚΛΗΣ (magistrate), coiled snake. VF. Rare.
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Kos (BC 100-30) AE 17221 views1st cent BC. AE17 (3.07g). Head of beardless Herakles facing, wearing lion / ΚΩΙΩΝ, gorytos with bow and club, [ΑΡ]ΙCΤΟ (magistrate) below. Rare. Brown patina, VF. Gutknecht coll.
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Kos (BC 100-30) AE 2083 viewsca 1st century BC. AE20 (7.10g). Diophan, magistrate. Laureate head of bearded Asklepios right / ΚΩΙΩΝ - ΔΙΟΦΑΝ, snake staff. gVF.
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Kos (BC 100-30) AE 23317 views1st cent BC. AE23 (6.04g). Laureate head of bearded Asklepios right / ΚΩΙΩΝ - ΑΓΗΣΙΑΣ, snake staff. Dark green patina, gVF. Gutknecht coll.
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Kos (BC 100-30) AE 25224 views1st cent BC. AE25 (8.44g). Laureate head of Apollo right / ΚΩΙΩΝ - ΕΥΚΡΑ, chelys within laurel wreath. Rare issue. Dark green patina, VF. Gutknecht coll.
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Kos (BC 100-30) AE 26235 views1st cent BC. AE26 (14.95g). Laureate head of Apollo right / ΚΩΙΩΝ - ΑΛΚΙΔΑ, chelys within laurel wreath. Rare issue. Brown patina, thick heavy flan, VF. Gutknecht coll.
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Kos (BC 166-88) Hemidrachm234 viewsca 166-88 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.72g). Magistrates Nikarch(...) and Asklep(...). Laureate head of Asklepios right / Coiled snake, head right; ΝΙΚΑΡΧ to left, ΑΣΚΛΗΠ to right, ΚΟΣ? below. VF.
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Kos (BC 167-88) Tetrobol220 viewsca 167-88 BC. AR Tetrobol (2.30g, 14mm, 12h). Nikome- and Theuphami-, magistrates. Laureate head of Asklepios right / Coiled serpent; ΝΙΚΟΜH to left, ΘΕΥΦΑΜΙ to right; all in incuse square, [Δ in exergue]. Good VF, toned.
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Kos (BC 190-166) AE 12231 viewsca 190-166 BC. AE12 (1.49g). Head of Helios facing / ΚΩΙΩΝ, club, ΜΙΚΥΘΟΣ (magistrate), bow in case. VF. Rare. Joy coll.; ex Lindgren coll.
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Kos (BC 190-166) AE 13322 views190-166 BC. AE13 (2.95g). Three-quarter facing head of Helios, head turned slightly right / ΚΩΙ, club and a bow in a bow case; ΚΛΕΥΧΙΟ (magistrate) between. EF, dark brown patina, patina rubbed on high points. Rare. Ex Brand Coll. (Sotheby's, 10/1984), lot 325; Rhousopoulos Coll., 3977.
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Kos (BC 190-166) AE 16190 viewsca 190-167 BC. AE16 (3.09g). Uncertain magistrate. Three-quarter facing head of Herakles, wearing lion's skin, head turned slightly right / Bow in case and club; ...ICTO. VF, brown patina. David Herman Coll.
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Kos (BC 190-166) Drachm223 viewsca 190-166 BC. AR Drachm (2.84g). Bearded head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / Crab; club and ΦΙΛΙΝΟΣ (magistrate) below. Toned VF. Rare denomination.
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Kos (BC 190-166) Hemidrachm114 viewsca 190-167 BC. AR Hemidrachm (12mm, 1.36g). Theugenes, magistrate. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / Κ-ΩΙΟ-Ν, crab; ΘΕΥΓΕΝΗ[Σ] and club below. Good VF. Very rare. Dewing is sole published example of this type with club below magistrate name.
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Kos (BC 285-258) Tetradrachm390 viewsca 285-258 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.07g, 6h). Timolykos, magistrate. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / Κ−ΩΙΟ−Ν, crab; ΤΙΜΟΛΥΚΟΣ and bow and quiver below; all in dotted square within shallow incuse. Good VF, attractively toned. Choice surfaces. Ex Triton V (1/2002), lot 1449 ($3,200).
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Kos (BC 285-258) Tetradrachm211 viewsca 285-258 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.09). Leodamas, magistrate. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin / Crab; ΚΩΙΟΝ above, ΛΕΩΔΑΜΑΣ and bow and quiver below, within dotted square. VF.
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Kos (BC 285-258) Tetradrachm356 viewsca 285-258 BC. AR Tetradrachm (14.94g). Kleinos, magistrate. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / Κ-ΩΙΟ-Ν, crab; ΚΛΕΙΝΟΣ, bow-in-bowcase below, all within dotted square. Lightly toned, good VF, choice smooth flan. Rare.
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Kos (BC 285-258) Tetradrachm289 viewsca 285-258 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.22g, 12h). Xanthippos, magistrate. Bearded head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Κ-ΩΙΟ-Ν, Crab, ΞΑΝΘΙΠΠΟΣ and bow-in-bowcase below; all within dotted square. Near EF, ligthly toned. Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 29 (5/2005), lot 209.
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Kos (BC 285-258) Tetradrachm356 viewsca 285-258 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.00g, 12h). Nikagoras, magistrate. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / ΚΩΙΟΝ, crab, ΝΙΚΑΓΟΡΑΣ and bow-in-bowcase below; all within pelleted square border. VF, attractive iridescent toning around the devices. Rare.
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Kos (BC 285-258) Tetradrachm99 viewsca 285-258 BC. AR Tetradrachm (13.97g, 25mm, 12h). Alexandros, magistrate. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Crab; bow-in-bowcase below; all within dotted square. VF, rough surfaces. Magistrate unlisted in Requier’s die study. Krizan Coll.; ex Spartan Numismatics 12 (10/1999), lot 71.
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Kos (BC 300-190) AE105 viewsca 3rd-2nd century BC. AE (1.45g). Head of Herakles left, wearing lion's skin / Crab, club and ΠΕΙΣ (?) below. VF. Mueller Coll.
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Kos (BC 300-190) AE 12321 viewsca 3rd century BC. AE12 (1.83g). Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / Crab; K below. Good VF, choice dark green patina.
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Kos (BC 300-190) AE 12238 views3rd-2nd cent BC. AE12 (1.39g). Head of young Herakles right, wearing lion skin / ΚΩΙ, crab, ΗΡΟΔΟ (magistrate) below. VF. Rare. Joy coll.
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Kos (BC 300-190) AE 12217 views3rd-2nd cent BC. AE12 (1.39g). Veiled head of Demeter right / ΚΩΙΩΝ, crab, [ΚΡ]ΑΤΑΓΟΡΑΣ (magistrate) below. F. Rare. Joy coll.
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Kos (BC 300-190) AE 1278 viewsca 300-195 BC. AE12 (1.74g). Head of Herakles left, wearing lion's skin / Crab with fish in claws; club below. gVF.
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Kos (BC 300-190) Didrachm329 viewsca 300-190 BC. AR Didrachm (6.56g), Mikon, magistrate. Head of Herakles wearing lion skin facing, turned slightly right / ΚΩΙΟΝ / ΜΙΚΩΝ, crab, club below; within dotted square. VF.
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Kos (BC 345-330) Didrachm262 viewsca 345-330 BC. AR Didrachm (6.86g). Bearded head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / Veiled female head left; ΑΓ[Η] behind. VF, toned. From the Garth R. Drewry Collection. Ex Coin Galleries (4/1993), lot 317; Superior Galleries (5/1989), lot 6081; Pixodarus Hoard.
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Kos (BC 345-330) Didrachm235 viewsca 345-330 BC. AR Didrachm (6.74g). Biton, magistrate. Bearded head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / Veiled female head left; ΒΙΤΩΝ behind. VF, toned, minor corrosion. From the Garth R. Drewry Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Auctions IV (9/1988), lot 108; Ariadne Galleries 4 (12/1983), lot 124.
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Kos (BC 345-340) Tetradrachm319 viewsca 345-340 BC. AR Tetradrachm (23mm, 15.11g, 12h). Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / Veiled head of Demeter left, ΚΩΙΟΝ below, ΑΘΑΜΑΣ (magistrate) behind. Toned near EF on a broad flan. An exceptional Classical Greek coin with a pedigree back to its source. Ex CNG XIV (3/1991), lot 169; Leu 45 (5/1988), lot 227; Pixodarus Hoard, 8c.
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Kos (BC 350-345) Tetradrachm243 viewsca 350-345 BC. AR Tetradrachm (14.94g, 5h). Alkimachos, magistrate. Head of Herakles left, wearing lion's skin / Crab; ΑΛΚΙΜΑΧΟΣ and club below; all within incuse square with border of dots. VF, toned, struck with worn obverse die. From the John F. Sullivan Collection. Ex Pixodarus Hoard (CH 9, 421).
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Kos (BC 350-345) Tetradrachm268 viewsca 350-345 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.20g, 11h). Herakleitos, magistrate. Bearded head of Herakles left, wearing lion skin / Crab; club and ΗΡΑΚΛΕΙΤΟ[Σ] below; all in dotted square within incuse square. Near EF, toned, underlying luster. Ex Sternberg 18 (11/1986), lot 171; Pixodarus hoard (CH IX, 421).
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Kos (BC 350-345) Tetradrachm217 viewsca 350-345 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.22g, 24mm, 11h). Theodotos, magistrate. Head of Herakles left, wearing lion skin / Crab; club and ΘEOΔOTOΣ below; all in pellet border within incuse square. EF, light scratch on reverse. Well centered on a choice flan.
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Kos (BC 357-330) Didrachm225 viewsca 357-330 BC. AR Didrachm (7.01g). Bearded head of Herakles (Maussollos, satrap of Caria?) right, wearing lion's skin headdress / Veiled female head left, (Artemisia, wife of Maussollos, as Demeter?); ΑΓΗ (magistrate) to right, [ΚΩ]ΙΟΝ below. VF.
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Kos (BC 357-330) Didrachm227 viewsca 357-330 BC. AR Didrachm (6.56g). Bearded head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / Head of veiled Demeter left; ΑΓ (magistrate) to right. VF.
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Kos (BC 357-330) Didrachm271 viewsca 357-330 BC. AR Didrachm (6.91g). Bearded head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / Veiled head of Demeter left; ΒΙΤΩΝ (magistrate) to right, ΚΩΙΟ[Ν] below. EF.
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Kos (BC 357-330) Tetradrachm201 viewsca 357-330 BC. AR Tetradrachm (14.97). Alkimachos, magistrate. Head of Herakles left, wearing lion's skin / Crab; ΚΩΙΟΝ above, ΑΛΚΙΜΑΧΟΣ and club below, within dotted square. VF.
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Kos (BC 357-330) Tetradrachm255 viewsca 357-330 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.24g). Theodotos, magistrate. Bearded head of Herakles left, wearing lion's skin headdress / Crab; club and ΘΕΟΔΟΤΟΣ below; within dotted shallow incuse square. EF, nicely centered, light scratch on reverse, choice flan.
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Kos (BC 366-300) AE239 viewsca 4th century BC. AE (1.29g). Head of Herakles right / Crab, club above, ΚΩΙ below. VF.
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Kos (BC 366-300) AE 9288 views4th cent BC. AE9 (1.06g). Head of bearded Herakles right / Crab, ΚΩΣ below, cicada above. VF. Rare. Joy coll.
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Kos (BC 395-350) Tetradrachm269 viewsca 395-350 BC. AR Tetradrachm (14.82g, 8h). Phase 1, circa 395-390 BC. Persias, magistrate. Head of Herakles left, wearing lion's skin / Crab; club and [ΠΕΡΣΙΑΣ] below; all within incuse square. Good VF, lightly toned, light surface corrosion on reverse. Ex CNG Auc. 63 (5/2003), lot 555; Hecatomnus Hoard, 19b.
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Kos (BC 400-300) Tetradrachm217 viewsca 4th cent BC. AR Tetradrachm (14.97). Xenodikos, magistrate. Head of Herakles left, wearing lion's skin? / Crab; ΞΕΝΟΔΕΚΟΣ above, [ΚΩΙΟΝ] and club below, within dotted deep incuse square. VF.
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Kos (BC 400-300) Tetradrachm299 viewsca 4th cent BC. AR Tetradrachm (14.74, 21mm). Persias, magistrate. Head of Herakles left, wearing lion's skin? / Crab; ΠΕΡΣΙΑΣ above, club and ΚΩΙΟΝ below, within dotted deep incuse square. VF. Very rare.
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Kos (BC 470-450) Triple-Siglos578 viewsca 470-450 BC. AR Triple Siglos (Persic) (16.43g). ΚΩΙΟΝ, nude athlete (diskobolos) standing right on his right leg, left leg crossing behind it, upper part of body bent to right, head turned left, both arms raised over his head, throwing large diskos with his right hand; tripod on ground line to left / Crab in dotted incuse square. Very rare. Bold representation of an athlete cought in action. Toned, gVF/EF. Ex W. H. Waddington coll. and ex duplicates of the Cabinet des Medailles de la Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris.
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Kos (BC 480-470) Triple Siglos428 viewsca 480/70 BC. AR Triple Siglos (16.60g). [ΚΟΣ], Nude male youth in the process of hurling a disc. He is standing facing, weight on his right leg, while the left leg is crossing behind, the upper part of the body bent to its right side for getting into stride. On the left, the prize of the contest: a huge tripod. In the center, a flaw-spot. Dotted border / Irregular square incuse with diagonal lines. Of exceptional beauty and rarity. This is the last die of the first class of this issue. EF.
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Kos (BC 480-470) Triple Siglos352 viewsca 480-475 BC. Triple Siglos (16.58g). KΩΣ, naked Diskobolos about to hurl a discus, standing facing with his weight on right leg, left leg crossing behind, while he turns his upper body to his right, preparing to launch the discus which he holds above his head; tripod behind / Irregular incuse square with diagonal lines, traces of crab below. Prospero Coll.
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Kos (BC 500-480) 1/2 Stater442 viewsca 500-480 BC. AR Hemistater (5.60g). Crab / Rough incuse square. VF, lightly toned, porous. Unpublished denomination for the archaic series of Kos.
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Kos (BC 500-480) Hemiobol503 viewsca 500-480 BC. AR Hemiobol (0.59g). Crab / Rough incuse square. VF, toned, porous. Very rare.
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Kos (BC 500-480) Hemiobol210 viewsca 500-480 BC. AR Obol(?) (8mm, 0.62g). Crab with eight legs / Quadripartite incuse square. VF, porous.
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Kos (BC 500-480) Hemiobol71 viewsca 500­-480 BC. AR Hemiobol (8mm, 0.57g). Crab / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF, toned, a hint of porosity. Very rare.
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Kos (BC 550-500) EL 1/6 Stater757 viewsMid-late 6th century BC. EL Hekte (10mm, 2.55g). Crab / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF. Extremely rare.
   
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