Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Nikaia (AD 41-48) AE 32 - Messalina1219 viewsMessalina, Augusta, 41-48 AD. AE32 (22.71g, 12h). C. Cadius Rufus, proconsul. Struck ca 47-48 AD. Draped bust left, hair in long plait / Façade of basilica: a two story tetrastyle central bay with two story wings flanking; inscribed entablature above. Fine, green and brown patina, rough. Extremely rare.
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Nikaia (AD 41-54) AE 22 - Claudius446 viewsClaudius, 41-54 AD. AE22 (5.24g), struck ca 50 AD. Pasidienus Firmus, Proconsul. Bare head right / Legend and monogram. Good VF, dark green, almost black, patina. Rare, only 7 specimens recorded by RPC.
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Nikaia (AD 41-54) AE 26 - Claudius102 viewsClaudius, 41-54 AD. AE26 (12.64g, 12h). C. Cadius Rufus, proconsul. Struck ca 47-48 AD. Laureate head left / Front view of building with garlanded upper story. Good VF, mottled green patina. Attractive and rare architectural type.
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Nikaia (AD 54-68) AE 19 - Nero162 viewsNero, 54-68 AD. AE19 (4.64g). Bare head right / Altar inscribed PAT/RWN/OS in three lines. VF, green patina, rough. Geranio Coll.
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Nikaia (AD 54-68) AE 19 - Nero119 viewsNero, 54-68 AD. AE19 (4.39g, 6h). Attius Laco, proconsul. Struck circa 54 AD. Bare head right / Garlanded altar inscibed with KA monogram. VF, green patina, a few cleaning marks.

The monogram on the altar on this coin is quite clear, showing that it is composed of the letters KA. RPC only mentions that the altar is inscribed with a K.
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Nikaia (AD 54-68) AE 28 - Nero230 viewsNero, 54-68 AD. AE28 / Dupondius (11.06g, 6h). Radiate head right; countermark: ΓAΛBA in incuse quadrate directly across face / Poppaea (as Securitas) seated right. VF, green patina. Very rare.
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Nikaia (AD 54-68) AE 28 - Nero46 viewsNero, with Statilia Messalina. 54-68 AD. AE28 (5.86g, 6h). Struck ca 66 AD. Laureate head of Nero right; countermark: GALBA within rectangular incuse / Statilia Messalina, as Securitas, seated right. Near VF, brown patina, surfaces a bit rough. Very rare.
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Nikaia (AD 54-68) AE 29 - Nero421 viewsNero, 54-68 AD. AE29 (16.39g, 12h). M. Tarquitius Priscus, proconsularis. Struck circa AD 59-61. Laureate head left / Capricorn left, set on globe, and cornucopia set wreath; all set on cista covered by panther hide and inscribed NEIK/AIE; thyrsus behind. VF, green patina with earthen overtones, light scratch in left field of obverse. Ex Wagner Coll.
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Nikaia (AD 69-79) AE 20 - Vespasian590 viewsVespasian, 69-79 AD. AE20 (4.87g). Laureate head right / Panther seated left, with paws resting on cantharus. Good VF, dark brown patina. It was commonly thought in antiquity that panthers were fond of wine and that they could be captured by setting a bowl of it out and waiting until they had drunk to excess.
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Nikaia (AD 69-79) AE 21 - Vespasian479 viewsVespasian, 69-79 AD. AE21 (6.85g). Laureate bust right / Panther seated left, paw on cantharus. Rare. VF.
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Nikaia (AD 69-79) AE 24 - Titus85 viewsTitus, as Caesar, 69-79 AD. AE24 (7.08g, 12h). M. Salvidenas Asprenas, proconsul. Laureate head of Titus right / Cornucopia atop cista draped with panther skin. VF, green patina, some roughness.
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Nikaia (AD 69-79) AE 29 - Vespasian373 viewsVespasian, 69-79 AD. AE29 (17.16g, 6h). M. Plancius Varus, proconsularis. Struck ca 70-71 AD. Laureate head right / Draped bust of Dionysus left, wearing ivy wreath. VF, green and brown patina, light overall roughness. Ex Wagner Coll.; ex Schweizerische Kreditanstalt 1 (4/1983), lot 305; Muenzen und Medaillen 41 (6/1970), lot 353.
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Nikaia (AD 69-79) AE 35 - Vespasian48 viewsVespasian. 69-79 AD. AE35 - Tetrassarion (25.55g, 7h). M. Plancius Varus, proconsul. Laureate head right / MAPKOΣ / ΠΛANKIOΣ / OYAPOΣ / ANΘYΠATOΣ in four lines within wreath. Good Fine, green patina, a few cleaning marks, rough spot on the reverse. Rare.
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Nikaia (AD 81-96) AE 22 - Domitian152 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE22 - Assarion (5.37g, 12h). Lucius Antonius Naso, procurator. Struck 78 AD. Laureate head right / Winged caduceus. VF, dark brown patina, light roughness. Very rare.
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Nikaia (AD 81-96) AE 23 - Domitian120 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE23 (6.47g, 6h). AYT ΔOMITIANOΣ KAIΣAP ΣEB ΓEP, radiate head right / NIKAIEIΣ ΠΡΩTOI THΣ EΠAPXEIAΣ, Garlanded and lighted altar inscribed ΔΙΟΣ. Very rare, VF, brown patina. Tricarico coll.
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Nikaia (AD 81-96) AE 23 - Domitian115 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE23 (6.77g, 6h). AYT ΔOMITIANΩΣ KAIΣAP ΣEB ΓEP, radiate head right / TON KTIΣ NEIKAIEIΣ ΠΡΩT ΠON KAI B, Herakles standing, left, leaning on club and lion skin. Rare (four specimen cited in RPC), VF, green patina. Tricarico coll.
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Nikaia (AD 81-96) AE 25 - Domitian109 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE25 (8.64g, 6h). Laureate head right / Roma seated left on cuirass, holding wreath in right hand, parazonium in left. VF, green patina.
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Nikaia (AD 81-96) AE 26 - Domitian449 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE26 (8.54g). AVT ΔOMITIANOV KAICAP CEBA ΓEP, laureate bust right / TΩN KTICTH NEIKAIEIC ΠPΩTOI THC EΠAPX, laureate bearded head of Herakles left. Rare, VF, deep green patina. Hoeft coll.

The metropolis of Bithynia was in fact Nicomedia but Nicaea raises a claim upon that title as is shown by a coin issued under Domitian with the legend "the Nikaians, the first of the eparchias". From this claim emerged a legal dispute which finally was decided by Valens in that way, that Nicaea and Nicomedia both was allowed to call themselve the first city of Bithynia but that only Nicomedia was the metropolis. But this vain title was useless: By the new arrangement of the provinces Chalcedon became the metropolis of the anterior Pontus. It's known a discourse from Dion of Prusa - who lived in the time of Domitian - in which he challenged the Nicomedians to hold peace with the Nicaeans.
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Nikaia (AD 81-96) AE 26 - Domitian119 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE26 (9.23g, 6h). AYT ΔOMITIANΩΣ KAIΣAP ΣEB ΓEP, laureate head right / ΡΟMΗN METPOΠOLIN NEIK ΠΡΟ T ΒΙΟ KAI Π, Roma seated, left, on cuirass holding wreath. Rare, VF, dark green patina. Tricarico coll.
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Nikaia (AD 81-96) AE 27 - Domitian103 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE27 (13.19g). AYT ΔOMITIANOΣ KAIΣAP ΣEB ΓEP, laureate head right / NEIKAIEIΣ ΠPΩTOI THΣ EΠAΡXEIAΣ, Demeter standing left with grain ears, poppy and sceptre. VF.
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Nikaia (AD 81-96) AE 28 - Domitian96 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE28 (12.9g). AYT ΔOMITIANOΣ KAIΣAP ΣEB ΓEP, laureate head right / TON KTIΣ NIKAEIΣ ΠPΩTOI PONT KAI BIΘ, Dionysos standing left on elephant's head, holding thrysos and kantharos. VF.
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Nikaia (AD 81-96) AE 36 - Domitian85 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE36 (23.96g, 5h). AYT ΔOMITIANΩΣ KAIΣAP ΣEB ΓEP, laureate head right / NKA ПP (in monograms, across field); Ares walking right, with trophy and spear. Rare, VF, green patina. Ex Righetti coll., Tricarico coll.
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Nikaia (AD 98-117) AE 19 - Trajan341 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD. AE19 (5.11g, 6h). Laureate head right / Altar. Near VF, brown patina, minor porosity.
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Nikaia (AD 138-161) AE 18 - Antoninus Pius68 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE18 (3.97g). ΑVΤ ΚΑΙ ΑΝΤΩNΙΝOC, laureate head right / ΝΕΙΚΑΙΕΩΝ, Harpocrates standing left, holding cornucopia and raising finger to lips. Rare. VF.
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Nikaia (AD 138-161) AE 18 - Antoninus Pius42 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE18 (4.24g). Bare head right / ΝΙΚΑΙЄΩΝ, decorated altar entwined by serpent, head, right. Attractive green patina. aEF.
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Nikaia (AD 138-161) AE 19 - Antoninus Pius44 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE19 (4.81g). Bare-headed bust right / ΝΕΙΚΑΙΕΩΝ, Apis-bull standing, right; head surmounted by crescent. Attractive dark patina. VF/gVF.
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Nikaia (AD 138-161) AE 23 - Antoninus Pius427 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE23 (8.38g). Bare head right / Athena standing left, holding owl and spear. VF, brown surfaces, a little rough. Wagner Coll.
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Nikaia (AD 138-161) AE 28 - Antoninus Pius136 viewsAntoninus Pius, with Marcus Aurelius as Caesar, 138-161 AD. AE28 (15.54g, 6h). Laureate bust of Antoninus Pius right, slight drapery / Marcus Aurelius on horse rearing right, holding spear. Good Fine, brown patina, corroded surfaces. Extremely rare - only this and the RG specimen are apparently known, this being the finer of the two.
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Nikaia (AD 138-161) AE 29 - Antoninus Pius437 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE29 (12.73g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / TON/KTICTHN in two lines across fields, NIKAIEIC in exergue, Statue of Dionysus seated left, resting hand on panther standing to left behind him and holding thyrsus, set on car drawn by two elephants. VF, black patina, minor roughness. Rare. Ex Malter 81 (9/2002), lot 417 (expertly conserved since).
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Nikaia (AD 138-161) AE 41 - Antoninus Pius602 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE41 - Medallion (54.07g, 7h). AVTO KAI TI AI AΔPI ANTΩNEINOC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / CΩTHPI ACKLH ΠIΩ NIKAIEIC, half-length bust of Asclepius left, partially draped; serpent beside right shoulder. Good VF, magnificent apple green patina, slightly worn at high points, but generally smooth and glossy. A huge second century medallic bronze. Ex Drewry Coll.
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Nikaia (AD 139-161) AE 16 - Marcus Aurelius92 viewsMarcus Aurelius, as Caesar, 139-161 AD. AE16 (3.58g). Bare head right / Serpent emerging from cista with lid ajar. VF, glossy green patina, light smoothing on reverse.
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Nikaia (AD 161-169) AE 23 - Lucius Verus207 viewsLucius Verus, 161-169 AD. AE23 - Diassarion (8.54g, 7h). Bare head right / NIKA I ЄΩN, Nike standing facing, head left, holding wreath and palm frond. Good VF, brown and green surfaces. From Group CEM.
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Nikaia (AD 161-180) AE - Commodus377 viewsCommodus, as Caesar, 173-177 AD. AE - 2 Assaria (11.78 g). Draped and cuirassed bust right / Triptolemos biga drawn by snakes r. Unpublished. Brown patina. Very fine.
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Nikaia (AD 161-180) AE - Marcus Aurelius 568 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE (17.23g) AVT KAI M AVP ANTONIN TI CEI, laureate, draped bust right/ NEIK AIA Turreted bust of Nikaia right. Brown patina. EF.
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Nikaia (AD 161-180) AE 27 - Marcus Aurelius153 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-188 AD. AE27 (14.52g, 7h). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Cult-statue of Tyche within hexastyle temple. Brown tone, VF.
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Nikaia (AD 161-180) AE 28 - Marcus Aurelius609 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE28 (15.63g). AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC, bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / TON KTICTH NIKAIEIC, nude Heracles seen from behind, carrying off the Erymanthian boar; club by his side, star to right. VF, dark green patina, scratches. Rare representation of a Labor of Heracles. Apparently unpublished.

The canonical representation of the fourth labor of Heracles, the capture of the Erymanthean Boar, in sculpture, painting, and coins shows the hero carrying his prize "piggy-back" over his shoulder, sometimes in the act of surprising Eurystheos with it, who hides in a pithos in fright. The present, apparently unpublished piece, has the hero, labeled "The Founder of the Nicaeans," carrying the beast in front of him. There seems to be only one numismatic parallel for this depiction: a medallion of Commodus (Gnecchi 34; Stoll 103), where Heracles is seen in a similar stance, but with the boar on a rock in front of him and the Nemean Lion behind. On this medallion the scene could be interpreted to show Heracles carrying the boar to the rock.
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Nikaia (AD 161-180) AE 29 - Domitia Lucilla476 viewsDomitia Lucilla, mother of Marcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE29 (16.50g, 7h). ΔOMITI ΛOYKIΛΛAN NEIKAIEIC, draped bust of Domitia right, hair coiled on top of head / M AVPHΛIOC OVHPOC KAICAP, Aurelius on horseback right, holding couched lance in right hand. VF, tan patina, corroded. Extremely rare, one of two known, the other in the BN.

The specimen of this coin in Paris has been known since 1863, being the subject of some debate concerning its authenticity. This second specimen is from the same dies and seems to confirm the reading in Cohen. Domitia's husband, Annius Verus died shortly after the birth of their son in 121 AD, but her family wealth and close connections to the imperial court insured that the youth came to the attention of the emperor Hadrian, who in 138 AD advised Antoninus Pius to adopt him. This coin was probably struck shortly after the accession of Antoninius Pius, and marks the noble family lineage of the new heir apparent of the Roman empire.
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Nikaia (AD 161-180) AE 29 - Marcus Aurelius208 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE29 (16.03g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Nike, holding palm, driving biga right. Good VF, dark green patina, minor smoothing. Scarce.
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Nikaia (AD 161-180) AE 37 - Marcus Aurelius132 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE37 (25.57g, 6h). Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed half-length bust right / Pan standing left, holding [branch] and wine skin; small ithyphallic herm to right. Fine, brown patina, traces of gilding on the obverse, some smoothing on reverse. Very rare.
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Nikaia (AD 166-177) AE 12 - Commodus78 viewsCommodus, as Caesar, 166-177 AD. AE12 (3.63g, 7h). Struck ca 175 AD. Bareheaded and draped bust right / NIKA-IЄωN, serpent coiled left, with beard. VF, green patina, some roughness. Extremely rare.
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Nikaia (AD 166-177) AE 27 - Commodus142 viewsCommodus, as Caesar, 166-177 AD. AE27 (16.31g). Λ ΑΥΡ ΚΟΜΜ−ΟΔΟC ΚΑΙCΑΡ, bare headed bust right. ΝΙΚΑΙЄ−ΩΝ, Herakles dragging Kerberos to left, behind, club. Unpublished? Very rare. Dark green patina, GVF/ VF.
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Nikaia (AD 166-177) AE 27 - Commodus124 viewsCommodus, as Caesar, 166-177 AD. AE27 (14.50g). Draped and cuirassed bust right/ Athena with scepter feeding snake in tree. Smal flan crack. Very rare. F/VF.
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Nikaia (AD 177-192) AE 16 - Commodus146 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE16 (2.30g). ΑΥ ΚΜ ΚΟΜ ΑΝΤΟΝΙΝΟC, head right / ΝΙΚΑΙ-ΕΩΝ, head of Alexander the Great. Dark green glossy patina, GVF.
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Nikaia (AD 177-192) AE 17 - Commodus119 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE17 (3.71g). AV.Λ.KOMOΔOC - ANTΩNINOC, laureate head right / ΘHCЄ - A - NIKAIЄIC, unbearded head of Theseus right, clad in lion's skin knotted under chin. Rare, about VF, dark green patina. Hoeft coll.
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Nikaia (AD 177-192) AE 21 - Commodus123 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE21 (5.5g). Α Κ Μ Α ΚΟ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝ, laureate head right / ΝΙΚΑΙΕΩΝ / ΚΟΜΟΔΕΙΑ (inside temple), temple with ornamental decoration. VF.
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Nikaia (AD 177-192) AE 21 - Commodus61 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE21 (4.67g). Μ ΑΥ ΚOΜ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝOC, laureate bust right / ΝΙΚΑΙΕΩΝ, turreted Tyche seated on rocks, left, holding ears of corn, resting foot on swimming river-god. Very Rare. aEF.
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Nikaia (AD 177-192) AE 23 - Commodus239 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE23 (5.71g, 6h). Bare-headed bust right / Oenochoe; palm to left. VF, dark green patina. Struck on a very large flan for dies.
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Nikaia (AD 177-192) AE 24 - Commodus79 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE24 (7.93g, 8h). Bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Homer seated left, holding scroll, resting arm on seat. Fine, green patina.
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Nikaia (AD 177-192) AE 24 - Commodus67 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE24 (9.05 g, 7h). A K M AV KO ANTΩ[NINOC], bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / [OMH]POC N-IKA-IЄΩN, Homer seated right on curule chair, holding scroll. Near VF, brown patina. Extremely rare, and apparently an unpublished variety. Spradling Coll.
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Nikaia (AD 177-192) AE 27 - Commodus111 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE27 (11.0g). A K M AV KOM ANTΩNINOC, laureate head right / NIKAIEΩN, Hygieia standing right, feeding serpent from patera. VF.
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Nikaia (AD 177-192) AE 27 - Commodus90 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE27 (13.25g). AΥ M AΥ KOM ANTΩNINOC, draped and cuirassed bust right / NIKAIEΩN, emperor on horseback preparing to spear lion below. Rare. Dark green patina, VF.
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Nikaia (AD 177-192) AE 28 - Commodus83 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE28 (12.33g, 1h). A K MAV KO-ANTΩNIN, laureate head right / KOMO/ΔOY BACI/ΛЄYONTOC / O KOCMOC / ЄYTYXЄI / NIKAIЄ/ΩN within wreath. Very rare. Well centered. Good middle green patina. gVF. Ex Sternberg 7, Zürich 24-25 (11/1977), lot 682.
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Nikaia (AD 177-192) AE 29 - Commodus86 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE29 (17.92g, 6h). Laureate head right / Table carrying two prize urns, each with a single palm branch; KOMO/ΔЄIA below. Good VF, rough green patina, smoothed in areas. Rare.
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Nikaia (AD 180-192) AE 28 - Commodus474 viewsCommodus, 180-192 AD. AE28 (10.71g, 1h). Bust right / Three athletes drawing competition lots from an urn. Rare.
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Nikaia (AD 193-211) AE 16 - Septimius Severus194 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE16 (1.80g, 7h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Eagle standing right, head left, holding wreath in beak. Good VF, glossy green patina, some very minor smoothing.
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Nikaia (AD 193-211) AE 14 - Septimius Severus293 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE14 (2.08g). Bare head right / Bull (Apis) standing right.
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Nikaia (AD 193-211) AE 15 - Julia Domna373 viewsJulia Domna, 193-211 AD. AE15. Bust right / Urn containing palm branch. VF+.
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Nikaia (AD 193-211) AE 15 - Septimius Severus262 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE15 (2.53g, 1h). Laureate head right / Bull standing right. VF, dark green patina.
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Nikaia (AD 193-211) AE 15 - Septimius Severus264 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE15 (3.00g). CЄΥΗΡ[ΟC] ΑΥΓΟΥCΤΟC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΝΙΚΑΙEΩΝ, tetrastyle temple. Gorny & Mosch 115 (2002), 1362. Rare. Dark green patina, extremely fine.
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Nikaia (AD 193-211) AE 15 - Septimius Severus177 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE16 (2.80g, 6h). Laureate head right / Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. VF, black patina. Ex Righetti Coll., 8661.
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Nikaia (AD 193-211) AE 15 - Septimius Severus216 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE15 (1.50g). CEΠTIMI - OC AVΓO, bust, cuirassed, laureate, right / NIKAI-EΩN, snake erecting in two coils to left. About VF, dark green patina. Hoeft coll.

There are several small coins with this rev. It is difficult to attribute them correctly.
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Nikaia (AD 193-211) AE 15 - Septimius Severus89 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE15 (2.03g). CЄOYHPOC AYΓOCT, laureate head right / NIKAIEΩN, tetrastyle temple. EF.
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Nikaia (AD 193-211) AE 15 - Septimius Severus72 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE15 (1.90g). CЄOYHPOC AYΓOYC, laureate head right / NIKAIEΩN, Amphora with two grain ears. GVF.
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Nikaia (AD 193-211) AE 15 - Septimius Severus62 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE15 - Chalkous (3.67g, 12h). Laureate head right / Lighted and garlanded altar. VF, brown patina. Extremely rare.
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Nikaia (AD 193-211) AE 16 - Septimius Severus185 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE16 (2.86g, 12h). Laureate head right / Demeter standing left, holding long torch and grain ears(?). Near VF, brown surfaces.
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Nikaia (AD 193-211) AE 17 - Septimius Severus73 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE17 (2.31g, 1h). Laureate head right / Serpent emerging from cista with open lid. VF, black-green patina.
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Nikaia (AD 193-211) AE 27 - Septimius Severus186 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE27 (11.03g, 7h). Laureate head right / Zeus standing left, holding phiale and scepter. Near VF, golden tan and brown patina, a few light scratches.
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Nikaia (AD 193-211) AE 29 - Septimius Severus139 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE29 (11.89g, 1h). Laureate head right / Athena standing left, holding patera and spear; shield at side. VF, green patina, thin edge crack at 5 o’clock.
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Nikaia (AD 193-217) AE 15 - Julia Domna157 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE15 (1.56g, 6h). Draped bust right / Bull standing right. Good VF, green patina, minor roughness.
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Nikaia (AD 193-217) AE 15 - Julia Domna59 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE15 (2.47g). Draped bust right / Flaming altar. Dark green patina, gVF. Franke coll.
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Nikaia (AD 193-217) AE 23 - Julia Domna248 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE23 (6.59g, 8h). Draped bust left / Aquilla between two signa. Good Fine, green patina, some porosity.
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Nikaia (AD 193-217) AE 25 - Julia Domna282 viewsJulia Domna, wife of Septimius Severus, 193-217 AD. AE25 (7.73g). Draped bust of Julia Domna right / Athena standing left holding shield and spear.
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Nikaia (AD 193-217) AE 25 - Julia Domna140 viewsJulia Domna, 193-217 AD. AE25 (7.20g). ΙΟΥΛ...ΝΑ CЄΒ, draped bust right / ΝΙΚΑΙ-ЄΩΝ, Nike to left with wreath and palm branch. Rare. Nice dark green patina, VF.
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Nikaia (AD 193-217) AE 27 - Julia Domna133 viewsJulia Domna, 193-217 AD. AE27 (12.72g). ΙΟΥΛΙΑ ΑΥΓΟΥCΤΑ, draped buste right / Ν Ι ΚΑΙЄΩΝ, Herakles standing, nude, raising club far over his shoulder, about to beat to death the Hydra. Rare. Nice green patina, VF.
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Nikaia (AD 193-217) AE 28 - Julia Domna159 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE28 (14.77g, 12h). Draped bust right; c/m: Nike standing right, holding wreath and palm, within oval incuse / Legend in five lines within laurel wreath. Near EF, dark gray patina, some minor roughness.
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Nikaia (AD 193-217) AE 32 - Julia Domna263 viewsJulia Domna. Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE32 (23.11g, 1h). Draped bust right; c/m: uncertain, perhaps Nike / Caracalla and Geta standing facing one another, clasping hands over prize urn resting on table. Near VF, heavy green patina, earthen deposits. Ex Wagner Coll.
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Nikaia (AD 193-217) AE 32 - Julia Domna188 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE32 (23.36g). Struck 208/209 AD. IVΛIA CЄBACTH, draped bust right; c/m: Nike standing right holding wreath / A[ΓO]NOΘЄCIA, NIKAIEΩN in exergue, athlete seated left, holding prize crown in right hand, long palm in left; agonistic urn on ground before. Near VF, dark brown patina.

In 208/209 AD, the city of Nicaea celebrated the Philadelphian games to honor the fraternity of Caracalla and Geta. Numerous agonistic types are known, usually with the legend CEOVHPEIA ΦIΛAΔEΛΦEIA. This coin shares it's obverse die with a games coin which features on the reverse the busts of both Caracalla and Geta (RG 397). According to Head (Historia Numorum), the title Agonothesia refers to "The office of an Agonothetes" and is known on coins from Thessalonica and Gordus Julia. Jones (A Dictionary of Ancient Greek Coins) defines Agonothesia as "The holding of a contest, the chief organizer being known as the agonothetes. The reverse type is similar to the coin of Septimius in RG, pl. lxxvi 15 except that coin has the normal games legend for Nicaea at this time, CEOVHPEIA ΦIΛAΔEΛΦEIA and the athlete doesn't appear to be holding the palm branch.
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Nikaia (AD 196-198) AE 27 - Caracalla84 viewsCaracalla, as Caesar, 196-198 AD. AE27 (12.02g). M AVP ANTONINOC KAI, draped and cuirassed bust right / NIKAIEΩN, diademed and draped bust of city goddess, wearing mural crown. VF.
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Nikaia (AD 197-211) AE 28 - Caracalla247 viewsCaracalla, as Caesar, 197-211 AD. AE28 (11.72g). Μ ΑΥΡ [...] ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟC ΚΑΙCΑΡ, draped bust right, countermark: Nike / ΝΙ ΚΑΙΕΩΝ, Zeus enthroned left. Dark green patina. Very fine.
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Nikaia (AD 198-209) AE 14 - Geta82 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 198-209 AD. AE14 (1.72g). Bare head right / NIKA-IЄΩN, ornate prize crown with palm branch. Franke coll.
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Nikaia (AD 198-209) AE 15 - Geta246 viewsGeta, 198-209 AD. AE15 (2.31g). GETAC - KAICAR, draped, cuirassed and laureate bust right / NIK-AIEΩN, Nike, in short chiton over long chiton, advancing right, holding wreath in raised right hand and long palm (or trophy?) over left shoulder. F+/about VF, black-green patina. Hoeft coll.

Nike here wears a so-called lampadion as hair-do, often seen on the gold staters of Alexander III.
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Nikaia (AD 198-209) AE 15 - Geta147 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 198-209 AD. AE16 (3.00g, 12h). Bare head right / NIKA-IЄΩN, Telesphoros standing facing. Rare. Olive green patina, good very fine.
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Nikaia (AD 198-209) AE 16 - Geta211 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 198-209 AD. AE15 (2.28g). Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / NIKAIEΩN, elephant standing right. VF, dark brown patina, some cleaning scratches revealing bare metal.
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Nikaia (AD 198-209) AE 16 - Geta165 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 198-209 AD. AE16 (2.85g, 6h). Bare head right / Athena standing left, holding shield set on ground and spear. VF, dark brown patina.
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Nikaia (AD 198-209) AE 16 - Geta166 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 198-209 AD. AE16 (3.00g, 12h). Bare head right / Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. Good VF, black patina. Ex Righetti Coll., 8668.
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Nikaia (AD 198-209) AE 18 - Geta177 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 198-209 AD. AE18 (3.86g, 6h). Bare head right / Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. VF, dark brown patina. Ex Righetti Coll., 8671.
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Nikaia (AD 198-209) AE 18 - Geta83 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 198-209 AD. AE18 (3.11g, 1h). Bare head right / Eros standing left, leaning on upside down torch set on low cippus. Near EF, greenish-brown patina. Well struck and well centered on a broad flan.
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Nikaia (AD 198-209) AE 34 - Geta267 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 198-209 AD AE34 (26.05g). Π CЄΠΤΙΜΙΟC ΓЄΤΑC ΚΑΙCΑΡ, draped bust right / CЄΟΥΗΡЄΙΑ ΦΙΛΑΔЄΛΦΙΑ / ΝΙΚΑΙЄΩΝ, Geta and Caracalla as Togati clasping hands over altar. Nice green patina, very fine.
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Nikaia (AD 198-217) AE 14 - Caracalla98 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE14 (2.10g). M AΥΡ ANTΩNINOC AΥΓ, laureate head right / NIKAIEΩN, tetrastyle temple, pellet on pediment.
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Nikaia (AD 198-217) AE 14 - Caracalla95 viewsCaracalla, 197-217 AD. AE14 (2.11g). ANTΩNЄINOC AVΓ, laureate head right / NIKAIEΩN, bull standing right. VF.
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Nikaia (AD 198-217) AE 15 - Caracalla91 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE15 (1.54g, 1h). Laureate head right / Serpent emerging from cista with open lid. Good VF, dark green patina.
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Nikaia (AD 198-217) AE 15 - Caracalla64 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE15 (2.12g). Laureate head right / Ornate prize crown with one palm. Dark green patina, EF. Franke coll.
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Nikaia (AD 198-217) AE 15 - Caracalla77 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE15 (2.05g). Laureate head right / Head of Herakles right. Dark green patina, EF. Franke coll.
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Nikaia (AD 198-217) AE 15 - Caracalla87 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE15 (2.26g). ANTΩNINOC AΥΓOΥC, laureate head right / NIKAIEΩN CEOΥHΡEIA, ornate prize crown with one palm. Rare. Dark green patina, gVF.
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Nikaia (AD 198-217) AE 16 - Caracalla123 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE16 (3.14g). Bare head right / NIKA-IЄΩN, Telesphoros standing facing. Dark brown patina. Very fine.
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Nikaia (AD 198-217) AE 22 - Caracalla198 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE22 (5.63g, 6h). Laureate bust right, slight drapery / Aquila between two signa. Good VF, dark green patina.
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Nikaia (AD 198-217) AE 22 - Caracalla98 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE22 (6.22g). Laureate head right / Serapis with scepter, before, burning altar. Minor cleaning scratches. VF.
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Nikaia (AD 198-217) AE 23 - Caracalla273 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE23 (6.28g, 6h). Laureate head right / Athena standing left, sacrificing out of patera over altar, holding spear; shield at side to right. VF, green patina. Ex Wagner Coll.
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Nikaia (AD 198-217) AE 23 - Caracalla170 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE23 (6.13g, 6h). • M • AVPHΛIOC • ANTΩNINOC • AVΓ, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / NI to left, KAI to right, EΩN in exergue, hexastyle temple façade set on three-tiered base; globe in pediment. Good VF, green patina, minor smoothing. Group CEM.
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Nikaia (AD 198-217) AE 23 - Caracalla129 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE23 (6.03g, 1h). M • AVPH • ANTΩNINOC • AVΓOVC, laureate head right / NI to left, KA/I to right, EΩN in exergue, hexastyle temple façade set on three-tiered base; globe in pediment. Good VF, green patina, spot of hard green on obverse. From Group CEM.
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