Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Kios (AD 69-179) AE 25 - Vespasian117 viewsKios or Prusias ad Mare. Vespasian, 69-79 AD. AE25 (5.69g, 6h). AYTOKPATOPI KAIΣAPI ΣEBAΣTΩ OYEΣΠAΣIANΩ ΠPOYΣI, laureate head right / EΠΙ MARKOY ΠΛANKIOY OYAPOY ANΘIΠATOY, club, quiver and bow. Scarce, VF, dark green patina. Tricarico coll.
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Kios (AD 128-137) AE 31 - Sabina243 viewsSabina, Augusta, 128-136/7 AD. AE31 (20.23g, 6h). Draped bust right, wearing stephane / Dikaiosyne standing left, holding scales and cornucopia. VF, brown patina, minor scratches on obverse, deposits on reverse. Very rare and with a fine style portrait. Ex Marcel Burstein Coll.; Münzen & Medaillen AG FPL 325 (Jul 1971), no. 20.
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Kios (AD 130) AE 38 - Antinoüs694 viewsAntinoüs, favorite of Hadrian, died 130 AD. AE37 - Medallion (33.62g, 6h). ANTINOOC [HPΩC], bare-headed bust left / HPΩKIANOI AΔPIANOI, nude male figure standing left, holding purse(?) in left hand; ANTI NON(?) across field. VF, brown surfaces, tooled and smoothed. Ex Dowdy Coll.; Ex Giessener Münzhandlung 32 (11/1985), lot 350 (where unidentified).
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Kios (AD 198-217) AE 26 - Caracalla86 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE26 (9.36g, 8h). Laureate head right / Helmeted bust of Athena right, wearing aegis. VF, tan surfaces. Very rare. Spradling Coll. Ex Patrick Cooper Coll., CNG Elec. Auc. 101 (11/2004), lot 84; Hecht Coll.
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Kios (AD 209-212) AE 24312 viewsGeta (as Augustus), 209-212 AD. AE24 (7.42g). AVT.KΠ.CE - ΓETAC AV, cuirassed, laureate bust right / K-IA-NΩ-N, Youthful Hylas, waving clothes around hips, advancing right, drinking from a jug which he holds in his right hand. Very rare, F+, deep brown patina. Hoeft coll.

Hylas was a beautiful young boy, the 'catamite' of Herakles, abducted by Nymphs near Kios.
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Kios (AD 225-227) AE 26 - Orbiana72 viewsOrbiana, Augusta, 225-227 AD. AE26 (10.43g). Γ C EP B OPBIANH AYΓ, draped bust right / KIANΩN, Zeus Sarapis seated left with patera, flanked by two lions. VF.
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Kios (AD 235-238) AE 19 - Maximus279 viewsMaximus, Caesar, 235/6-238 AD. AE19 (3.84g). Draped and cuirassed bust right / Thanatus standing right with legs crossed, leaning on inverted torch. VF, mostly brown patina with some red, surfaces a little rough. Ex Wagner Coll.
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Kios (AD 253-260) AE 25 - Valerian264 viewsValerian, 253-268 AD. AE25 (6.64g). ΓΠOVB ΛIK OVAΛEPIANOC AVΓ, radiate head of Valerian right / KIANΩN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae.
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Kios (AD 253-268) AE 18 - Gallienus63 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE18 (3.17g). ΑΥΤ ΓΑΛΛΗΝΟC ΑΥΓ, radiate and draped bust right / ΚΙΑΝΩΝ, two rampant goats with their forelegs standing on amphora between them. VF.
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Kios (BC 74) AE 25450 viewsKios or Prusias ad Mare, after 74 BC. AE25 (7.89g). Head of Heracles right / ΠPOYCIEΩN/ TΩN ΠPOC / ΘAΛACCHI, club, bow in quiver. Very fine.
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Kios (BC 300-200) AE 19374 views3rd century BC. AE19 (5.73g). Head of young Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / Club and bow in bow-case; ΔΙ. VF, green patina, a little rough. Ex Drewry Coll.; Colosseum Coin 30 (1/1988), lot 23.
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Kios (BC 300-200) AE 23523 views3rd century BC. AE23 (4.41g). Head of young Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Club, KIANΩN, bow in case (gorytos). Green patina, gVF. Gutknecht coll.
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Kios (BC 325-300) AE 11774 viewsca 325-300 BC. AE11 (1.28g). Head of Mithras right, wearing a laureate tiara / Kantharos with two grape vines, K-I-A around, within wreath of grain. EF, black patina, some roughness on the reverse. Rare.
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Kios (BC 330-300) AE 12479 viewsca 330-300 BC. AE12 (1.36g). Head of Mithras right, wearing a laureate tiara / Kantharos with two grape vines, K-I-A around, within wreath of grain. gVF, dark green patina. Very rare. Gutknecht coll.
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Kios (BC 330-300) AE 14137 viewsca 330-300 BC. AE14 (3.1g). Head of Mithras right, wearing Phrygian cap / Kantharos with two grape vines, K-I-A around, within wreath. VF. Rare.
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Kios (BC 350-300) 1/4 Drachm - Miletos365 viewsca 350-320 BC. AR 1/4 Drachm (1.28g). Miletos, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo right, K? below / Prow of galley left, ΜΙΛΗ-ΤΟΣ above and below. gVF, toned. Rare denomination. R. Mueller coll.
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Kios (BC 350-300) 1/4 Drachm - Poseidonios537 viewsca 350-300 BC. AR 1/4 Drachm/Siglos (9mm, 1.25g). Poseidonios, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo right, KIA below / Prow of galley right, ΠΟΣΕΙ/ΔΩΝΙΟΣ above and below. VF, toned.
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Kios (BC 350-300) 1/4 Drachm - Proxenos295 viewsca 350-300 BC. AR 1/4 Drachm (1.31g). Proxenos, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo right, KIA below / Prow of galley left, ΠΡΟΞ/ΕΝΟΣ above and below. aVF, porosity. Rare denomination.
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Kios (BC 350-300) 1/4 Drachm - Sosigenes169 viewsca 350-300 BC. AR 1/4 Drachm (10mm, 1.21g, 10h). Laureate head of Apollo right / Prow of galley left, ornamented with star, ΣΩΣΙ-ΓΕΝΗΣ (magistrate) above and below. gVF.
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Kios (BC 350-300) AV 1/6 Stater - Herodoros135 viewsca 350-300 BC. AV 1/4 Siglos (1.43g, 10mm). Herodoros, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo right / HPO / ΔΩΡΟΣ, prow left. gVF. Extremely rare denomination.
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Kios (BC 350-300) AV Stater - Proxenos850 viewsca 350-300 BC. AV Stater (8.60g, 12h). Proxenos, magistrate. Head of Apollo right, wearing laurel wreath / Prow of galley left, decorated with star; above, club right; to left, eagle standing left; ΠPOΞENO[Σ] below. Good VF, some die rust, obverse a little off center. Extremely rare. This magistrate is only known on two examples of Kios staters, both in museums (Paris and Berlin).
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Kios (BC 350-300) AV Stater - Proxenos635 viewsca 350-300 BC. AV Stater (17mm, 8.53g, 1h). Proxenos, magistrate. Head of Apollo right, wearing laurel wreath / Prow of galley left, decorated with star; above, club right; to left, eagle standing left; ΠPOΞENOΣ below. VF. Well centered. Very rare.
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Kios (BC 350-300) Drachm - Nikas487 viewsca 350-300 BC. AR Drachm (5.16g). Laureate head of Apollo right / Prow of galley left, ΝΙΚΑΣ (magistrate) above. Deeply toned, VF. Very rare.
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Kios (BC 350-300) Drachm - Nikas374 views350-300 BC. AR Drachm (5.07g). Laureate head of Apollo right / Prow of galley left, ΝΙΚΑΣ (magistrate) above. Good style, good VF. Very rare!
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Kios (BC 350-300) Drachm - Proxenos607 viewsca 350-300 BC. AR Drachm (5.07g). Laureate head of Apollo right, KIA below / Prow of galley left, ΠΡΟΞ-ΕΝΟΣ (magistrate) above and below. EF, attractive style, light porosity. A rare denomination and apparently unrecorded for this magistrate.
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Kios (BC 350-300) Hemidrachm - Aristokrates505 viewsca 350-300 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.56g). Laureate head of Apollo right, K[IA] below / Prow of galley left, ornamented with star, ΑΡΙΣΤΟ-ΚΡΑΤΗΣ (magistrate) above and below. Lightly toned, good VF, light porosity. Apparently an unrecorded denomination for this magistrate.
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Kios (BC 350-300) Hemidrachm - Athenodoros436 viewsca 350-300 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.51g). Laureate head of Apollo right / Prow of galley left, ornamented with star, grain ear before, Α-ΘΗΝΟ-ΔΩΡΟΣ (magistrate) above and below. Good VF.
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Kios (BC 350-300) Hemidrachm - Bakheus429 viewsca 350-300 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.55g). Laureate head of Apollo right / Prow of galley left, ornamented with star, ΒΑΚ-ΧΕΥΣ (magistrate) above and below. Good VF.
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Kios (BC 350-300) Hemidrachm - Bakheus363 viewsca 350-300 BC. AR Hemidrachm (13mm, 2.53g, 3h). Laureate head of Apollo right, K[IA] below / Prow of galley left, ornamented with star, ΒΑΚ-ΧΕΥΣ (magistrate) above and below. Good VF.
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Kios (BC 350-300) Hemidrachm - Demetrios442 viewsca 350-300 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.39g). Laureate head of Apollo right, KIA below / Prow of galley left, ornamented with star, ΔΗΜΗ-ΤΡΙΟΣ (magistrate) above and below. Nice VF, soft reverse strike.
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Kios (BC 350-300) Hemidrachm - Kteson235 viewsca 350-300 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.4g, 22mm). Head of Apollo right, wearing laurel wreath / Prow right; KTH/ΣΩN above and below. aEF.
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Kios (BC 350-300) Hemidrachm - Miletos416 viewsca 350-300 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.51g). Laureate head of Apollo right / Prow of galley left, ornamented with star, ΜΙΛΗ-ΤΟΣ (magistrate) above and below. Nice VF.
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Kios (BC 350-300) Hemidrachm - Poseidonios415 viewsca 350-300 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.54g). Laureate head of Apollo right / Prow of galley left, ornamented with star, ΠΟΣΕΙ-ΔΩΝΙΟΣ (magistrate) above and below. Good VF.
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Kios (BC 350-300) Hemidrachm - Posis400 viewsca 350-300 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.47g). Laureate head of Apollo right / Prow of galley left, ornamented with star, Π-ΟΣΙΣ (magistrate) above. Good VF, light reverse double-strike.
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Kios (BC 350-300) Hemidrachm - Sosandros508 viewsca 350-300 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.58g). Laureate head of Apollo right / Prow of galley left, ornamented with star, Σ-ΩΣΑΝ-ΔΡΟΣ (magistrate) above and below. Good VF.
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Kios (BC 350-300) Hemidrachm - Sosigenes501 viewsca 350-300 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.50g). Laureate head of Apollo right / Prow of galley left, ornamented with star, ΣΩΣΙ-ΓΕΝΗΣ (magistrate) above and below. Nice VF.
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Kios (BC 350-300) Hemidrachm - Sosigenes549 viewsca 350-300 BC. AR Hemidrachm (13mm, 2.48g, 3h). Laureate head of Apollo right, KIA below / Prow of galley left, ornamented with star, ΣΩΣΙ-ΓΕΝΗΣ. EF.
     
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