Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Herakleia Pontika (AD 98-117) AE 17 - Trajan667 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD. AE17 (2.74g, 7h). Laureate head right / Club. Good Fine, dark green patina, rough.
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Herakleia Pontika (AD 98-117) AE 18 - Trajan392 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD. AE18 (4.17g). Laureate head right / Turreted female advancing right, holding lance and shield. VF, brown patina. Ex Wagner Coll.
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Herakleia Pontika (AD 98-117) AE 27 - Trajan344 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD. AE27 (21.01g, 12h), struck ca 115-116 AD. Laureate and draped bust right / Hercules advancing right, head left, holding club over his shoulder and rope tied to seated Cerberus. Unpublished. Fair, brown patina with green overtones. Rare. Ex Cain Coll.
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Herakleia Pontika (AD 98-117) AE 29 - Trajan73 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD. AE29 (18.34g, 1h). Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder / Herakles fighting the Nemean Lion; club in exergue. VF, rough surfaces, brown patina with golden high points. Southern Pathologist coll.; Ex CNG 53 (3/2000), lot 172.
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Herakleia Pontika (AD 117-138) AE - Hadrian113 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE (4.16g). Bust right / ΗΡΑΚΛΕ ΩΤΩΝ, club. Brown-green patina, VF. Unpublished?
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Herakleia Pontika (AD 193-211) AE 19 - Julia Domna118 viewsJulia Domna, wife of Septimius Severus, 193-217 AD. AE19 (4.63g). Draped bust right, hair in bun / ΗΡΑΚΛΗ AC ΠΟΝΤΩ, goddess in long robe standing facing, head in polos and veil; holding two ears in left hand, apple in right. Rare. Black patina, VF. Righetti coll.
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Herakleia Pontika (AD 193-211) AE 29 - Septimius Severus307 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE29 (13.26g). AV K Λ CЄΠ CЄVHPOC ΠЄP, laureate head right / HPAKΛHAC ЄT ΠONTΩ, Omphale holding bow, leaning on club resting on bukranion. Very rare. Flan crack, VF.
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Herakleia Pontika (AD 193-211) AE 30 - Septimius Severus227 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE30 (17.23g). AV - [T.] - K.Λ.CEΠ - CEVHPOC Π, bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, right / HPAKΛHAC - EN ΠON - TΩ, Herakles, nude, lion's skin over left arm, with left hand holding his club over left shoulder, standing right, head left, holding with right hand three-headed Kerberos on rope, who standing right and is looking up to him. Very rare, about VF, dark green patina, some roughness on obv. Hoeft coll.
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Herakleia Pontika (AD 193-211) AE 31 - Septimius Severus171 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE31 (18.23g, 6h). AVT • K • Λ • CЄΠ • CЄVHPOC Π, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / HPAKΛHAC ЄN ΠONTΩ, Hercules advancing right, carrying Erymanthian boar on far shoulder over which is draped his lion’s skin. Good VF, dark green patina that is slightly chipped in a few areas around the edge. Fine style mythological scene. Very rare. Ex Vermeule Coll.
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Herakleia Pontika (AD 198-209) AE - Geta115 viewsSeptimius Severus, for Geta, 198-209 AD. AE (3.86g). Bust right / Bust of Athena right. Green-brown patina, VF.
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Herakleia Pontika (AD 198-217) AE 31 - Caracalla472 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE31 (17.81g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Herakles seated left on rocks covered with lion's skin, resting club on ground in left hand, right hand extended holding cantharus. Near VF, glossy dark green patina, flan bent slightly, some smoothing in fields.
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Herakleia Pontika (AD 209-212) AE 18 - Geta428 viewsGeta, 209-212 AD. AE18 (3.56g). Head right / Helmeted head of Athena right. Dark green patina. Choice EF.
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Herakleia Pontika (AD 209-212) AE 30 - Geta87 viewsGeta, 209-211 AD. AE30 (16.59g, 7h). Laureate head right / Hercules standing right, wrestling the Cretan bull. Fine, brown patina, minor porosity.
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Herakleia Pontika (AD 217-218) AE 24 - Diadumenian7 viewsDiadumenian, 217-218 AD. AE24 (6.97g). M OΠЄΛ ANTΩN ΔIAΔOYMЄNIANOC, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust to right, seen from behind / HPAKΛHAC ЄN ΠONTΩ, Asklepios standing left, holding serpent-entwined staff. Rare. VF.
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Herakleia Pontika (AD 222-235) AE 18 - Severus Alexander50 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE18 (3.53g). AVT M AVP CEV AΛΕΞANΔPON AV, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / HPAKΛEΩTAN ΠΟΝTΩ, helmeted bust of Athena right, wearing aegis. VF.
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Herakleia Pontika (AD 222-235) AE 28 - Severus Alexander469 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE28 (10.12g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Herakles standing left, nude, raising club far over his shoulder, about to beat to death the Hydra. Near VF, dark brown surfaces, some light smoothing. This type not recorded for Severus Alexander from this mint.
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Herakleia Pontika (AD 236-238) AE 27 - Maximus464 viewsMaximus Caesar, 236-238 AD. AE27 (9.88g). Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind; c/m: H in incuse circle / Athena standing left, holding Nike and scepter. VF, brown and green patina with some earthen encrustation. Wagner Coll.
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Herakleia Pontika (AD 238) AE 30 - Pupienus254 viewsPupienus, 238 AD. AE30 (11.09g). K ΠOYΠIHNOC MAXIMOC AVΓOY, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind; c/m: H surmounted by I within circular incuse / HPAKΛEΩ-TAN ΠONTΩ, Aphrodite standing right, leaning on club and holding apples. VF, brown patina, two splits on edge.
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Herakleia Pontika (AD 238-244) AE 35 - Gordian III538 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE35 (25.31g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Hercules standing left, destroying Lernaean Hydra; quiver and bow to right. Good VF, green patina with pale brick-red overtones, minor smoothing. Rare. Ex Cain Coll.
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Herakleia Pontika (AD 238-244) AE 36615 viewsTime of Gordian III, ca 238-244 AD. AE36 - Medallion (27.35g). TON KTICTAN, bearded bust of Herakles right, lion's skin tied around neck, holding club over right shoulder / Herakles and the capture of Kerberos: HPAKL-EΩTA-N (sic), PONTΩ in exergue, Herakles, nude, standing right, head turned back to left, holding club in left hand with lion's skin draped over left arm and pulling Kerberos by chain in right hand; before, statuette of Hera on cippus. Good VF, green patina, light smoothing in reverse field. Very rare. Ex Simpson Coll.; ex Hauck & Aufhäuser Auktion 15 (3/2000), lot 100.
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Herakleia Pontika (AD 241-244) AE 27 - Tranquillina15 viewsTranquillina, 241-244 AD. AE27 (12.41g). CABEINIA TPANKVΛΛ[EINA], draped and mantled bust right, wearing stephane; H countermark / HPAKΛ[EΩTAN ΠON]TΩ, Hercules and the Cretan bull. Very rare. VF.
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Herakleia Pontika (AD 253-268) AE 23 - Gallienus407 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE23 (8.77g). Draped and laureate bust right / ΗΡΑΚΛΗ − ACΝEΩΚΟΡΩ, Price-crown with two palm branches on table. Rare, nice very fine.
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Herakleia Pontika (AD 253-268) AE 24 - Gallienus299 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE24 (6.38g). Π Λ ΓAΛΛIHNOC CEB, laureate head of Gallienus right / HPAKΛEΩ[TAN M - ATPOΠOΛEITAN / ΠO - N - TΩ], Herakles standing facing, holding club, bow and lion´s skin.
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Herakleia Pontika (BC 300-100) AE 11 301 viewsca 3rd-2nd century BC. AE11 (1.12 g). Head of young Herakles in lion’s skin right / HPAKΛE/ ΩTAN, forepart of leaping lion right. Good very fine.
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Herakleia Pontika (BC 300-200) AE137 views3rd century BC. AE (3.32g). Head of young Herakles right, wearing lion skin / ΗΡΑΚΛΕ/ΩΤΑΝ, lion jumping right, club below. Green patina, aVF.
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Herakleia Pontika (BC 302-281) Didrachm743 viewsca 302-281 BC. AR Didrachm (9.78g). Head of Herakles right / Dionysos sitting on throne left, holding kantharos and thyrsos, ΗΡΑΚΛΕΩΤΑ[Ν] to right. Fine toning, EF. Rare.
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Herakleia Pontika (BC 305-281) Didrachm657 viewsca 305-281 BC. AR Didrachm (9.69g, 23mm, 1h). Head of Herakles right / Dionysos sitting on throne left, holding kantharos and thyrsos; TE monogram under throne, ΗΡΑΚΛΕΩΤ[ΑΝ] to right. VF/aEF.
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Herakleia Pontika (BC 305-281) Didrachm680 viewsca 305-281 BC. AR Didrachm (25mm, 9.62g, 12h). Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / Dionysos seated left, holding kantharos in right hand and thyrsos in left; monogram below. VF, scratches and shallow test cuts.
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Herakleia Pontika (BC 320-280) AE 23811 viewsca 320-280 BC. AE23 (8.93g). Head of young Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Bow in case (gorytos), ΗΡΑΚΛΕΩΤΑΝ, club. Good style, fine brown-green patina, EF. Rare. Gutknecht coll.
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Herakleia Pontika (BC 337-305) Didrachm - Dionysios834 viewsca 337-305 BC, time of Tyrant Dionysios. AR Didrachm (9.64g). Head of Dionysos left, wreathed in ivy / Naked Herakles left, with lion skin and club, erecting trophy of arms. aVF. Rare.

Dionysios was the unelected overlord of Heraclea Pontica and its surrounds - a tyrant. He managed to keep his domain relatively independent within the Persian Empire. The Macedonian invasion of Asia Minor in 333 BC did not disturb the area and Dionysus remained, even whilst Antigonus Mono. monitored Alexander's lines of communications. After 323 BC, as Ariarathes I of Cappadocia struck North into Sinope and much of the surrounds, still Dionysus prevailed even whilst Perdiccas and Eumenes restored order. He married Amastris the niece of the deceased King Darius III (divorced from Craterus having been wedded at Susa in 324 BC by Alexander) and she bore him 3 sons. He died in 305 BC and she ruled on with her sons. Soon Lysimachos was making advances and they married in 302 BC. VF.
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Herakleia Pontika (BC 337-305) Drachm - Dionysios106 viewsDionysios, Tyrant, 337-­305 BC. AR Drachm (18mm, 4.47g, 12h). Wreathed head of Dionysos left, with thyrsos over shoulder / Herakles standing left, lion’s skin over left arm, adding spear held in right hand to trophy. Good VF, toned, some porosity.
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Herakleia Pontika (BC 345-337) Didrachm579 viewsca 345-337 BC, time of Tyrants Timotheos and Dionysios. AR Didrachm (9.30g). Head of Dionysos left / Naked Herakles with lion skin and club; trophy. VF. Rare.
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Herakleia Pontika (BC 350) Drachm478 viewsca mid-4th cent BC. AR Drachm (3.89g). Head of Herakles left, wearing lion skin / Bust of Hera left, wearing decorative stephane, moon to left; ΗΡΑΚΛΕΙΑ to right. Toned, VF. Rare.
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Herakleia Pontika (BC 350) Drachm300 viewsca mid-4th century BC. AR Drachm (3.87g, 14mm, 1h). Head of Herakles left, wearing lion skin; club below / Head of Hera left, wearing ornamented stephanos; Θ to left; all within shallow incuse circle. Good VF, lightly toned, granular surfaces.
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Herakleia Pontika (BC 350) Drachm122 viewsca 4th century BC. AR Drachm (14mm, 3.83g). Head of Herakles left, wearing lion's skin headdress / Head of Hera left wearing decorated stephane. VF, toned, porous. Scarce.
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Herakleia Pontika (BC 350) Tridrachm881 viewsUnder tyrant Satyros, 353-347 BC. AR Tridrachm (11.77g, 1h), struck ca 350 BC. Head of youthful Herakles wearing lion's skin headdress to left; club below / Head of Hera to left, wearing turreted stephane and pendant earring, crescent below chin, ΗΡΑΚΛΕΙΑ to right. Very rare. Attractive grey patina. Slightly rough surfaces, otherwise aEF. Ex Star coll.; ex Leu 48 (5/1989), 211; ex Leu 2 (4/1972), 221.1 comments
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Herakleia Pontika (BC 352-345) Tridrachm1524 viewsca 352-345 BC, time of Tyrant Satyros. AR Tridrachm (11.58g). Head of Herakles left, wearing lion skin / Bust of Hera left, wearing decorative turreted stephane; ΗΡΑΚΛΕΙΑ to right. Toned, VF. Rare. Ex Jameson Coll. 1183; ex von Aulock Coll., Auktion Kricheldorf 4 (1974), lot 98.1 comments
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Herakleia Pontika (BC 364-352) Obol327 viewsca 364-352 BC. AR Obol (0.74g, 11mm). Head of young Herakles left, wearing lion's skin / Trophy with shield and spear left, K to left, bow in case to right. VF. Rare.
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Herakleia Pontika (BC 380-360) Stater254 viewsca 380-360 BC. AR Stater (6.84g). Head of Herakles facing, slightly inclined to right, wearing a lion’s skin headdress tied at his neck / Nike crouching to left on a club, raising her right hand to inscribe the legend [HP]AKΛEIA. Some light porosity, of wonderful classical style, toned, gVF and extremely rare. Prospero coll.; purchased from Spink & Son Ltd., London (3/1987) US $10,000.
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Herakleia Pontika (BC 394-364) Drachm613 viewsca 394-364 BC. AR Drachm (5.14g). Head of Herakles left, weraing lion skin / ΗΡΑΚ/ΛΕΙΑ, bull butting left. VF. Rare. Ex von Aulock Collection and Auktion M&M Basel 52 (1975), lot 160.
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Herakleia Pontika (BC 400-350) Drachm556 views4th century BC. AR Drachm (18mm, 5.57g, 6h). Head of Herakles left, wearing lion skin / Bull butting left; crescent behind. Near EF, attractively toned. Struck from artistic dies. Very rare.
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Herakleia Pontika (BC 400-350) Hemiobol112 views400-350 BC. AR Obol (7mm, 0.3g). Bearded head of Herakles left, wearing lion skin / HPAK, head of bull left. VF.
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Herakleia Pontika (BC 400-350) Trihemiobol?366 views4th century BC. AR Obol (12mm, 1.12g, 9h). Bearded head of Herakles left, wearing lion skin / Club. VF, toned, light porosity.
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Herakleia Pontika (BC 420-390) Diobol575 viewsLate 5th cent BC. AR Diobol (14mm, 1.72g). Head of Herakles left, wearing lion’s skin headdress / Quartered linear square, ΗΡΑΚΛΕΙΑ around, within larger incuse square. Good VF, toned, a little granular.
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Herakleia Pontika (BC 420-390) Diobol602 views420-390 BC. AR Diobol (14mm, 1.86g). Head of Herakles left, wearing lion’s skin headdress / Quartered linear square, ΗΡΑΚΛΕΙΑ around, within larger incuse square. EF.
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Herakleia Pontika (BC 420-390) Diobol576 viewsLate 5th century BC. AR Diobol (13mm, 1.88g, 12h). Bearded head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Δ-A-Σ within linear quadripartite square; HP-AK-ΛE-IA around; all within shallow incuse square. EF, toned, a hint of porosity. Extremely rare.
   
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