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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Phaselis (AD 238-244) AE 32 - Gordian III1015 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE32 (21.21g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Galley under sail left; ΦΑΣΗ above, ΛΕΙΤωΝ (magistrate) below. Fine/VF, gray and green patina.
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Phaselis (AD 238-244) AE 32 - Gordian III168 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE32 (17.49g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Athena standing facing, head right, holding spear and shield. VF, green patina, light pitting on obverse. Group CEM.
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Phaselis (AD 241-244) AE 30 - Tranquillina384 viewsTranquillina, wife of Gordian III, Augusta, 241-244 AD. AE30 (16.23g, 1h). Diademed and draped bust right, set on crescent / ΦACH-ΛЄI[T]ωN, Athena standing left, dropping pebble into urn and holding palm; shield propped against leg. Apparently unpublished. VF, dusty, dark green patina. Ex Drewry Coll.; Ex Harlan J. Berk 106 (1/1999), lot 718.
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Phaselis (BC 27-AD 14) AE 17 - Augustus127 viewsAugustus (?), 27 BC-14 AD. AE17 (3.25g). Laureate bust right, A behind / ΦA-CH, Athena advancing right, brandishing spear and shield. Possibly unpublished. VF.

Phaselis was a port-city located in Lycia and the only strictly Greek city in the entire province. It was founded by the Rhodians in 690 BC during a period of expansion. This coin embodies the turn of Phaselis from a Greek city into a Roman colony. It bears the portrait of an early emperor (perhaps Augustus due to the style and presence of "A" behind the bust), but also similar reverse to earlier Grecian bronzes. The city ethnic is more complete here, reading "ΦA-CH" rather than "ΦA" on the Grecian types. This coin seems unpublished, and there are no records of a similar specimen. Provincials of Phaselis are so rare that very few publications delve into them at all.
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Phaselis (BC 100-80) Drachm543 viewsLycian League, ca 100-80 BC. AR Drachm (2.05g). Laureate head of Apollo right / Kithara with four strings; ΦΑΣΗΛΙ above, crown of Isis to left, long, burning torch to right; within shallow incuse square. Nice toning, EF. Traces of overstriking on obv. From the estate of Dr. R. Alexander, Rochester, NY.
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Phaselis (BC 120-80) Drachm446 viewsLycian League, ca 2nd-1st cent BC. AR Drachm (2.56g). Laureate head of Apollo right / Kithara with two? strings; ΦΑΣΗΛΙ above, crown of Isis to left, long, burning torch to right; within shallow incuse square. Nice toning, EF.
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Phaselis (BC 120-80) Drachm150 viewsLycian League, ca 125-100 BC. AR Drachm (2.57g, 15mm). Laureate head of Apollo right / ΛYKIΩN Φ - A, kithara, crown of Isis to left; all within shallow incuse square. VF.
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Phaselis (BC 167-130) Stater408 viewsca 167-130 BC. AR Stater (11.02g). Artemidoros, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo right / Athena walking right on galley, brandishing spear in right hand, shield on left arm; ΑΡΤΕΜΙΔΩΡΟC to left, Φ to right. EF, well centered, light hairlines from prior cleaning, but now starting to retone.
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Phaselis (BC 167-130) Stater368 viewsca 167-130 BC. AR Stater (10.27g). Ienion, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo right / Athena standing right on prow, brandishing spear, shield on left arm; Φ to left, serpent to right, ΙΗΝΙΩ[Ν] below. Good VF, light porosity.
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Phaselis (BC 167-130) Stater390 viewsca 167-130 BC. AR Stater (10.87g). Apollonios, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo right / Athena standing right on prow, brandishing spear, shield on left arm; Φ-C, ΑΠΟΛΛΩΝΙΟΣ below. VF, minor porosity and light scratches.
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Phaselis (BC 167-130) Stater325 viewsca 167-130 BC. AR Stater (28mm, 11.34g, 12h). Epikares, magistrate. 2nd emission. Laureate head of Apollo / Athena standing right on prow of galley; Φ above; EΠIKAPHΣ below. EF, gold-gray toning. Ex Leu 53 (10/1991), lot 116; Pipito Coll. - Superior (12/1987), lot 481.
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Phaselis (BC 167-130) Stater413 viewsca 167-130 BC. AR Stater (11.32g). Timon, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo right / Athena walking right on galley, brandishing spear in right hand, shield on left arm; ΤΙΜΩΝ to left, Φ to right. EF, well centered. Ex Peus 328 (1990), 229.
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Phaselis (BC 168) Tetradrachm325 viewsAfter 168 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.15g, 12h). Erymneus, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo left / Athena standing left, holding Nike with a stylis in right hand, spear in left; ΦΑ to left, ΕΡΥΜΝΕΥΣ to right. Good VF, toned, some light porosity. Second known of this issue, unique with this magistrate.
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Phaselis (BC 190-167) AE740 viewsca 190-167 BC. AE (4.65g). Prow of galley right, Nike with wreath flying above / Athena Promachos standing right, holding spear in right hand, shield decorated with aegis in left; Φ-Α, within dotted circle. Green patina, good VF.
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Phaselis (BC 190-167) AE 19384 viewsca 2nd-1st cent BC? AE19 (4.00g). Prow of galley right, Nike with wreath flying above, within dotted circle / Athena Promachos standing right, wearing long chiton and helmet, holding spear in right hand, shield in left hand; Φ-Α, within dotted circle. Brown-green patina, gVF. Gutknecht coll.
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Phaselis (BC 220-190) AE 19449 viewsca 220-190 BC. AE19 (4.44g). Prow of ship right, ΦΑΣΗ above / Athena Promachos standing right, wearing long chiton and helmet, holding shield in left hand, spear in right hand; Φ-M in fields. Fine green patina, aEF. Unique variant? Gutknecht coll.
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Phaselis (BC 230-190) Stater525 viewsca 230-190 BC. AR Stater (10.96g, 24mm). Polykrates, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo right / Athena standing right on prow, brandishing spear, shield on left arm; Φ to left, serpent to right, ΠΟΛΥΚΡΑΤΗΣ below. EF. Very rare, unpublished magistrate?
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Phaselis (BC 230-190) Stater202 viewsca 230-190 BC. AR Stater (11.03g, 23-28mm). Laureate head of Apollo right / Athena with thunderbolt in extended right and Aegis standing to right on ship’s prow, before, snake; below, ΑΡΙΣΤΑΙΝΕΤΟΣ, in field Φ. Rare. Nice toning, very fine.
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Phaselis (BC 250-220) AE 8276 viewsca 250-221/0 BC. AE8 (1.13g, 12h). Prow of a galley right / Stern of galley right. Fine, dark green patina. Alighieri Coll.
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Phaselis (BC 250-220) AE 18457 viewsca 250-220 BC. AE18 (5.60g). Prow of ship right, dolphin below / Ship tail with aphlaston left, ΦΑΣΗ and star above. Dark green patina, gVF. Rare. Gutknecht coll.; ex M. Laffaille Coll. and Muenzen und Medaillen AG, Basel, Auk. 76 (1992), lot 524.
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Phaselis (BC 250-220) AE 18249 viewsca 250-220 BC. AE18 (4.31g). Countermarked in Side. Prow of ship right, dolphin below; countermark: ΠO (Side) / ΦAΣH, deck of ship with aphlaston; star above. aVF.
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Phaselis (BC 250-220) Stater460 viewsca 246-221 BC. AR Stater (10.30g). Magistrate Eukleas. Prow of galley right, decorated with thunderbolt; shrimp(?) below / Stern of galley with aphlaston right, flying bird and ΕΥΚΛΕΑΣ-ΦΑΣΗ above. VF. Ex Auktion Kricheldorf 29 (1975), lot 150.
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Phaselis (BC 250-220) Stater317 viewsca 250-220 BC. AR Stater (10.05g, 2h). Nausikrates, magistrate. Prow of galley right, ornamented with race torch / Stern of galley left; ΝΑΥΣΙΚΡΑΗΣ-ΦΑΣΗ above. Apparently an unpublished magistrate. Nicely toned and centered. Minor scratches, otherwise, EF. Ex Giessener Munzhandlung 89 (5/1998), lot 235.
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Phaselis (BC 250-220) Stater286 viewsca 250-220 BC. AR Stater (10.03g, 24mm). Damof..., magistrate. Prow of galley right, within dotted circle / Stern of galley left; ΔΑΜΟΦ[...]−ΦΑΣΗ above; within dotted circle. Lightly toned, good VF/VF.
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Phaselis (BC 250-220) Stater377 viewsca 250-220 BC. AR Stater (20mm, 10.25g). Eukleas, magistrate. Prow of galley right decorated with thunderbolt; below, shrimp right / Stern of galley right; eagle and EYKΛΕΑΣ above. Good VF, minor roughness. Ex CNG 67 (9/2004), lot 785.
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Phaselis (BC 411-350) Obol291 viewsca 411-350 BC. AR Obol (0.74g). Prow of galley right; star above / Anchor; Φ-Α. VF, granular surfaces. Very rare.
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Phaselis (BC 411-350) Stater283 viewsca 4th cent BC. AR Stater (10.30g). Prow of galley right, dolphin below / Stern of galley left; ΦΑ above, dolphin below. Good dark toning, VF. Ex Muenzzentrum 47 (1982), lot 159; ex Hans von Aulock Collection.
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Phaselis (BC 411-350) Stater77 views4th century BC. AR Stater (22mm, 10.39g, 1h). Prow of galley right, fighting platform decorated with wreath; grape bunch on vine to right / Stern of galley left; ΦAΣ above. EF, lustrous, a couple die breaks, traces of die rust on reverse. High relief.
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Phaselis (BC 411-350) Stater75 views4th century BC. AR Stater (23mm, 10.31g, 4h). Prow of galley right, fighting platform decorated with Pegasos flying right; below, dolphin right / Stern of galley left; ΦAΣ above. Good VF, lightly toned, die break on obverse. High relief.
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Phaselis (BC 411-350) Stater79 views4th century BC. AR Stater (21mm, 10.30g, 5h). Prow of galley right, fighting platform decorated with Pegasos flying right; below, dolphin right / Stern of galley left; ΦAΣ above; below, dolphin right.Good VF, lightly toned, die rust on obverse. High relief.
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Phaselis (BC 411-350) Stater92 views4th century BC. AR Stater (21.5mm, 10.36g, 4h). Prow of galley right, fighting platform decorated with coiled serpent right; below, dolphin right / Stern of galley left; swastika and ΦAΣH above. Near EF, toned, light scratch and slight die shift on reverse.
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Phaselis (BC 411-350) Stater75 views4th century BC. AR Stater (21.5mm, 10.33g, 10h). Prow of galley right, fighting platform decorated with facing gorgoneion; to right, cicada upward / Stern of galley left; ΦAΣ above; below, dolphin right. Good VF, lightly toned, struck with worn reverse die.
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Phaselis (BC 411-350) Stater73 views4th century BC. AR Stater (21.5mm, 10.35g, 1h). Prow of galley right, fighting platform decorated with facing gorgoneion; to right, cicada downward / Stern of galley left, with wreath hanging from pole mounted on the deck; ΦAΣ above. EF, lustrous. High relief.
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Phaselis (BC 411-350) Stater109 views4th century BC. AR Stater (20.5mm, 10.41g, 7h). Prow of galley right, fighting platform decorated with facing gorgoneion; to right, cicada upward / Stern of galley right; above, Nike flying right, holding wreath in both hands, above retrograde ΦAΣ. EF, lustrous, a couple tiny die breaks on obverse. High relief.
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Phaselis (BC 411-350) Stater85 views4th century BC. AR Stater (23mm, 10.32g, 10h). Prow of galley right, fighting platform decorated with facing gorgoneion; to right, cicada upward / Stern of galley left; above, Nike flying left, holding wreath in both hands, above ΦAΣ. Near EF, lightly toned, struck with worn dies. High relief.
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Phaselis (BC 411-350) Stater 77 views4th century BC. AR Stater (22mm, 10.33g, 5h). Prow of galley right, fighting platform decorated with Pegasos flying right; to right, owl flying upward left, wings displayed; below, dolphin right above waves / Stern of galley left; tripod and ΦAΣ above; below, dolphin right. Good VF, lightly toned. High relief.
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Phaselis (BC 411-350) Stater85 views4th century BC. AR Stater (23mm, 10.27g, 6h). Prow of galley right, fighting platform decorated with lion at bay right; eight­pointed star to right; below, ketos right above waves / Stern of galley left; tripod and ΦAΣ above; below, dolphin right. Good VF, lightly toned, reverse a little off center. High relief.
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Phaselis (BC 411-350) Stater89 views4th century BC. AR Stater (22mm, 10.48g, 7h). Prow of galley right, fighting platform decorated with dolphin right / Stern of galley left; ΦAΣHΛ above. EF, lightly toned. Well centered and struck, high relief.
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Phaselis (BC 411-350) Stater75 views4th century BC. AR Stater (22mm, 10.39g, 3h). Prow of galley right / Stern of galley left; ΦAΣH above. EF, lightly toned. Well centered and struck, on excellent metal.
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Phaselis (BC 411-350) Stater89 views4th century BC. AR Stater (24.5mm, 10.36g, 3h). Prow of galley right; monogram to right / Stern of galley left; ΦAΣH above. EF, toned.
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Phaselis (BC 411-350) Stater107 views4th century BC. AR Stater (23.5mm, 10.38g, 9h). Prow of galley right; monogram to right / Stern of galley left; ΦAΣH above. EF, toned.
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Phaselis (BC 480-450) Tetrobol344 viewsca 5th cent BC. AR Tetrobol (3.48g). Prow of galley in the form of boar's head right / Stern of galley right, Φ-ΑΣ, within shallow incuse square. Lightly toned, VF.
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Phaselis (BC 530-480) Stater338 viewsca 530-480 BC. AR Stater (11.01g). Proow of galley in the form of boar's head left / Incuse punch. VF. Ex Auktion Lanz 14 (Munchen, 1978), lot 116.
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Phaselis (BC 530-480) Stater424 viewsca 530-480 BC. AR Stater (10.75g). Prow of galley in the form of boar's head right / Incuse punch. Cleaned, VF.
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Phaselis (BC 530-480) Stater535 viewsca 530 BC. AR Stater (10.81 gm). Prow of galley in the form of boar's head right; small dolphin below nose / Divided incuse punch. Good VF, even light porosity. Nice large flan, exceptional strike. Rare this nice.
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Phaselis (BC 530-500) Stater408 viewsca 530/20-500 BC. AR Stater (10.63g). Prow of galley right, terminating in a boar's forepart; below ram, small dolphin right / Rough incuse punch. VF, porous. Early die state for issue.
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Phaselis (BC 550) 1/3 Stater502 viewsca 550-480 BC. AR 1/3 Stater (3.25g). Prow of galley in the form of boar's head right / Irregular incuse square. Toned VF, porous. Rare.
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Phaselis (BC 550) Stater179 viewsca 550 BC. AR Stater (19mm, 10.88g). Prow of galley left, terminating in a forepart of a boar / Rough incuse punch. EF, toned. Apparently unique. Ex Princeton Economics, Armstrong (CNG E271, 1/2012, lot 21); Triton II (12/1998), lot 448.

This piece, with the prow in schematic style and a plain, rough incuse, clearly belongs to Heipp-Tamer’s first series. Only right-facing prow types had been previously known for this earliest phase of the mint (and Heipp-Tamer only knew of two coins - a stater and a drachm - for the entire series).
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