Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Nikomedeia (AD 41-54) AE 27 - Claudius123 viewsClaudius, 41-54 AD. AE27 (12.88g, 7h). Laureate head left / EΠI ΦIPMOY ANΘYΠATOY ΠATPΩNOΣ, around B - ΠATPOΠOΛEΩΣ MHTPOΠOΔEΩΣ, monogram below. Very Fine.
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Nikomedeia (AD 41-54) AE 37 – Claudius1095 viewsClaudius, 41-54 AD. AE37 (10.59g, 8h). C. Cadius Rufus, proconsul and patron. Struck circa 43-48 AD. Laureate head left / EΠI ΓAIOY KAΔIOY POYΦOY ANΘYΠATOY ΠATPONOΣ, veiled and draped bust of Demeter right, wearing grain ear wreath(?); [poppy] before, monograms in left and [right] fields. VF, green and red patina, soft strike on reverse. Struck on an oversized flan. Rare. Ex Drewry Coll.; ex Freeman & Sear 7 (2/2002), lot 245.
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Nikomedeia (AD 41-55) AE 29 - Britannicus27 viewsBritannicus, 41-55 AD. AE29 (10.53g). TI KΛAYΔIOΣ KAIΣAP BRETANNIKOΣ, bare head right / EΠI MINΔIOY BAΛBOY ANΘYΠATPOY MHTPOΠOΛEΩΣ / NKO, prow left, with three shields. Rare. gVF.
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Nikomedeia (AD 54-68) AE 27 - Nero524 viewsNero, 54-68 AD. AE27 (25.10g, 1h), struck ca 65-66 AD. Laureate bust right, aegis at point of bust; c/m: GALBA within incuse rectangle / Nero on horseback prancing right; to right, foot soldier advancing right, looking back, holding vexillum over shoulder and shield; [to left, helmeted foot soldier running right](?). cf. Gorny & Mosch 134 (10/2004), lot 1930. VF, variegated green and brown patina, light smoothing. Extremely rare.

This countermark, always carefully placed to obliterate the face of Nero, is found on coins of Moesia (see MacDowell, NC 1960), Perinthus, and Nicomedia.
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Nikomedeia (AD 69-79) AE 23 - Vespasian180 viewsVespasian, 69-79 AD. AE23 (7.17g, 12h). M. Plancius Varus, proconsularis. Struck ca 70-71 AD. AYT KAIΣAPI ΣEBAΣTΩ OYEΣΠAΣIANΩ NεIKOMHΔE, Laureate head right / εΠΙ MARKOY ΠΛANKIOY OYAPOY ANΘIΠATOY, Head of Tyche right. VF, Dark green patina, Very rare (one specimen cited in RPC, in lower condition). Tricarico coll.
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Nikomedeia (AD 69-79) AE 34 - Vespasian471 viewsVespasian, 69-79 AD. AE34 (23.61g, 12h). M. Plancius Varus, proconsularis. Struck ca 70-71 AD. Laureate head right / MAPKOΣ/ ΠΛANKIOΣ/ OVAROΣ/ ANΘVΠATOΣ/ (monograms) in five lines across field; all within wreath. VF, brown surfaces, light overall roughness. Ex Wagner Coll.
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Nikomedeia (AD 81-96) AE 22 - Domitian55 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE22 (5.69g, 12h). AYT ΔOMITIANOΣ KAICAP ΣEB ΓEP, Radiate head right / H METPOΠOLIΣ KAI ΠΡΩTE BEIΘYNI / NKO MH (in field), Serpent on prow, left. Brown tone. About Very Fine/Very Fine, Rare. Tricarico coll.
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Nikomedeia (AD 81-96) AE 24 - Domitian130 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE24 (8.75g, 6h). AYT ΔOMITIANΩΣ KAICAP ΣEB ΓEP,Radiate head right / H METPOΠOLIΣ KAI ΠΡΟTE BEIΘYN, Eagle standing front, head left, wings spread,with wreath in beak. VF, Light brown patina, Very rare (not in RPC, will be published in the outcoming S3 supplement, only one another specimen known to the editors). Tricarico coll.
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Nikomedeia (AD 81-96) AE 24 - Domitian21 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE24 (7.29g, 6h). AYT ΔOMITIANΩΣ KAICAP ΣEB ΓEP, laureate head right / H MHTPOΠOLIΣ KAI ΠΡΟTH BIΘYNI, figure standing right (Astakos?), foot on prow, head turned backwards and holding out hand to left and scepter to right. nVF, rare (only three in RPC). Tricarico coll.
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Nikomedeia (AD 81-96) AE 25 - Domitian62 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE25 (8.99g, 7h). AVT ΔOMITIANOΣ KAIΣAP ΣEB ΓEP, radiate head of Domitian right / H MHTPOΠOΛIΣ KAI ΠPOTH BEIΘVNIAΣ, turreted head of Tyche left; (NKO)–(MH) across field. VF, green patina, two old scrapes on reverse. Unpublished variant of an extremely rare type.
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Nikomedeia (AD 81-96) AE 26 - Domitian121 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE26 (12.41g, 12h). ΑΥΤ ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑΝΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΣΕΒ ΓΕΡ, laureate bare bust right / Η ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΙΣ ΚΑΙ ΠΡΩΤΗ ΒΙΘΥΝΙΑ, Demeter standing left, holding corn ears and long scepter, in a biga of winged snakes. Extremely rare (2 recorded examples per RPC II).

This rare example from Nicomedia, Bithynia, commemorates the cult of Demeter and Asclepius. This city was known to have struck extensive coinage throughout the Julio-Claudian and Flavian eras, but few examples survive. Dark brown patina with contrasts; reverse flatly struck, as is typical of the two surviving examples from this city.
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Nikomedeia (AD 117-138) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Hadrian2121 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (10.25g), struck after 128 AD. IMP CAES TRA HADRIANO AVG P P, laureate head right / COM-BIT across field, octastyle temple, ROM S P AVG across frieze, pellet in pediment. Choice EF.
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Nikomedeia (AD 117-138) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Hadrian786 viewsHadrian. 117-138 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (10.43g, 7h), struck after 128 AD. Laureate head right / COM BIT, octastyle temple set on three-tiered podium, ROM S P AVG across frieze, pellet in pediment. VF.
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Nikomedeia (AD 117-138) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Hadrian644 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (10.43g, 7h), struck after 128 AD. Laureate head right / COM BIT, octastyle temple set on three-tiered podium, ROM S P AVG across frieze, no pellet in pediment. VF, light scratches in fields.
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Nikomedeia (AD 117-138) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Hadrian654 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (10.67g, 7h), struck after 128 AD. Bare head right / COM BIT, tetrastyle temple set on three-tiered podium, ROM S P AVG across frieze, no pellet in pediment; within, draped male figure standing right, holding sceptre and Victory. VF, trace of porosity on reverse. Attractive portrait.
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Nikomedeia (AD 117-138) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Hadrian594 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (10.43g, 7h), struck after 128 AD. Laureate head right / COM BIT, temple set on three-tiered podium, ROM S P AVG across frieze, clipeus in pediment; within, Hadrian standing left, holding patera and reverted spear. VF, trace of porosity in reverse fields.
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Nikomedeia (AD 117-138) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Hadrian546 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (10.22g, 7h), struck after 128 AD. Laureate and draped bust right / COM BIT, octastyle temple set on three-tiered podium, ROM S P AVG across frieze, three standing figures standing front in pediment, each holding a spear. VF, flan flaw on reverse. Unpublished variety with standing figures in pediment.
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Nikomedeia (AD 117-138) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Hadrian563 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (10.75g, 6h), struck after 128 AD. Laureate head right / COM BIT, S P Q P (sic) across fields, octastyle temple set on three-tiered podium, ROM AVG across frieze, shield in pediment, dot between fourth and fifth columns. Good VF. Exceptional.
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Nikomedeia (AD 117-138) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Hadrian435 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (10.55g, 7h), struck after 128 AD. Laureate head right, slight drapery on left shoulder / COM BIT, S P Q P (sic) across fields, octastyle temple set on three-tiered podium, POM AVG (sic) across frieze, pellet in pediment. VF. Attractive portrait.
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Nikomedeia (AD 117-138) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Hadrian and Sabina590 viewsHadrian, with Sabina, 117-138 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (10.61g, 6h), struck after 128 AD. Laureate head of Hadrian right / Draped bust of Sabina right, hair drawn up in elaborate plaiting. VF, toned with areas of purple iridescence. Extremely rare. Only one cistophorus with the busts of Hadrian and Sabina is published (Leo Benz Collection [Lanz 94, 11/1999, lot 531 = Lanz 30 [11/1984], lot 548 [realized 15,000 DM]) and stylistically belongs to Metcalf's Unattributed Mint (Cistophori, pl. 27, 393-404). Our coin, however, was clearly struck at Nicomedia, based on its obverse die link to Metcalf's type B19, no. 43 (obv. die O30). The presence of Sabina's imperial title dates the coin to after 128 AD, the year in which she was made Augusta.
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Nikomedeia (AD 130) AE 21 - Antinoüs244 viewsAntinoüs, died AD 130. AE21 (5.60g, 6h). Bare head right / Bull standing right. VF, reddish-brown patina, smoothed with some tooling.
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Nikomedeia (AD 130) AE 38 - Antinoüs526 viewsAntinoüs, favorite of Hadrian. died 130 AD. AE39 (37.91g). HPΩC ANTINOOC, bare head right / H MHTPOΠOΛIC NIKOMEΔEIA, bull standing right; crescent moon on flank. VF, brown patina with touches of red, slightly porous surfaces. Ex Triton IV (12/2000), lot 358; Münzen und Medaillen 52 6/1975), lot 643; Von Aulock Collection, 7102.
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Nikomedeia (AD 138-161) AE 16 - Antoninus Pius409 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE16 (3.27g). Laureate head right / Star within crescent. Very fine.
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Nikomedeia (AD 138-161) AE 16 - Antoninus Pius132 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE16 (3.90g, 6h). Draped bust right / Demeter standing with sceptre and grain ears. Fine green patina, EF.
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Nikomedeia (AD 138-161) AE 18 - Antoninus Pius467 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE18 (3.81g). Laureate head right / Terminal figure of Hermes facing, caduceus at left. Good VF, dark green patina.
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Nikomedeia (AD 138-161) AE 18 - Antoninus Pius160 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE18 (3.78g, 6h). Laureate head right / Dolphin entwined around trident right. VF, dark green patina.
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Nikomedeia (AD 138-161) AE 19 - Antoninus Pius465 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE19 (3.63g). ΑVΤ ΚΑΙCΑP − ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟC, draped bust right / ΝΕΙΚΟΜΗΔΕΙΑC ΜΗΤPΟΠΟΛΕΩC, Ships’ prow to right; on it curled snakes. Rare. Nice very fine.
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Nikomedeia (AD 138-161) AE 20 - Antoninus Pius211 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE20 (4.12g). Laureate head right / Pegasus flying right. VF, attractive green patina with some chipping around the edge.
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Nikomedeia (AD 138-161) AE 21 – Antoninus Pius100 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE21 (7.37g) Laureate bust of Antoninus right / Tyche seated left, holding rudder and cornucopia. Nice deep brown patina, gVF. Ex. Vogl Coll.; Fontana Coll. (Finarte 995 (11/1996), 927); Niggeler coll. (Bank Leu M&M Auc 21 (10/21/1966), 597).
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Nikomedeia (AD 138-161) AE 28 - Antoninus Pius532 viewsAntoninus Pius, AD 138-161. AE28 (15.07g, 6h). Laureate head right / Troptolemos driving biga of winged serpents right. VF, brown surfaces, light roughness. Apparently unpublished. From the Tony Hardy Collection.
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Nikomedeia (AD 161-169) AE 19 - Lucius Verus218 viewsLucius Verus, 161-169 AD. AE19 (3.15g, 6h). Bare-headed and draped bust right / Fish right. Good VF, green and brown patina.
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Nikomedeia (AD 161-169) AE 23 - Lucius Verus202 viewsLucius Verus, 161-169 AD. AE23 (8.15g, 6h). Bare head right / • NIKOMHΔIAC MHTPOΠOΛЄΩC NЄΩK, AP-IA across field, male (Ares?) seated left on shield, left leg extended, right leg pulled up and held with hands. VF, dark green patina, rubbed on high points.
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Nikomedeia (AD 161-169) AE 25 - Marcus Aurelius & Lucius Verus221 viewsMarcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, 161-169 AD. AE25 (11.57g). Laureate head of Marcus Aurelius right / Laureate head of Lucius Verus right. Good VF, brown and green patina. Ex CNG 57 (4/2001), lot 798.
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Nikomedeia (AD 161-180) AE 25 - Marcus Aurelius344 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE25 (11.06g). Laureate bust right / Turreted and veiled bust of Tyche right. Ex Pete Burbules Akropolis.
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Nikomedeia (AD 161-180) AE 28 - Marcus Aurelius415 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE28 (11.77g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Eight-column temple. Rare, very fine.
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Nikomedeia (AD 177-192) AE - Commodus446 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE (14.15g). Laureate and draped bust right / Tetrastyle temple. Brown patina. Very fine.
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Nikomedeia (AD 177-192) AE 24 - Commodus197 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE24 (7.72g, 7h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / The hero Astakos, head left, holding scepter, stepping on prow right. VF, brown and green patina, flan crack.
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Nikomedeia (AD 177-192) AE 25 - Commodus59 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE25 (11.15g). Α Κ Μ ΑΥ ΚΟ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / ΜΗΤΡ ΝЄΩ ΝΙΚΟΜΗ, Tyche standing left, wearing kalathos, holding rudder and cornucopia. Very rare. VF.
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Nikomedeia (AD 177-192) AE 29 - Commodus91 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE29 (12.36g, 1h). Laureate and cuirassed bust right / Athena standing left, holding galley and spear; shield leaning against spear. VF, earthen dark-green patina. Group CEM.
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Nikomedeia (AD 177-192) AE 32 - Commodus237 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE32 (25.27g, 2h). Laureate head right / Galley with six oarsmen left; above, two octastyle temple façades, each with pellet in pediment. VF, rough surfaces. Very rare.
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Nikomedeia (AD 177-192) AE 35 - Commodus231 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE35 - Medallion (25.98g, 1h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Quinquereme with four or five rowers left, banners at stern; above, two octostyle temple façades. Near EF, dark brown surfaces. Very rare. Group CEM.
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Nikomedeia (AD 180-192) AE 26 - Commodus572 viewsCommodus, 180-192 AD. AE26 (11.97g, 8h). Bust right / Herakles standing right, holding lionskin and attended by fluttering figure of Telephos.
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Nikomedeia (AD 180-192) AE 34 - Commodus467 viewsCommodus, 180-192 AD. AE34 (26.51g). [AVT K] M AVP KOMMOΔOC ANTΩNINOC, laureate head right / NIKOMHΔЄΩN / ΔIC NЄΩKO/PΩN, galley, on background, two temples. Dark green patina, traces of silvering, VF.
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Nikomedeia (AD 193-211) AE 22 - Septimius Severus428 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE22 (5.95g). Laureate head right / Octastyle temple; c/m: laureate bust right. Host Fine, countermark VF but poorly struck, green patina. Roper Coll.
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Nikomedeia (AD 193-211) AE 31 - Septimius Severus60 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE31 (17.80g, 2h). Radiate and cuirassed bust right / Prize urn inscribed CЄVHPIA containing palm. VF, green patina, minor roughness. A seemingly rare games type.
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Nikomedeia (AD 193-211) AE 34 - Septimius Severus449 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE34 (24.75g, 12h). Radiate head right / Octastyle temple façade; figure holding shield, flanked by pellets, in pediment. VF, attractive green patina. Ex de Barros Coll.
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Nikomedeia (AD 193-211) AE 34 - Septimius Severus362 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE34 (23.88g, 6h). Radiate head right / Octastyle temple. VF, light brown patina, light roughness. Wagner Coll.
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Nikomedeia (AD 193-211) AE 35 - Septimius Severus554 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE35 - Medallion (30.21g). AY KA CEΠ – CEYHPOIC PC, radiate head r. NIKOMH – ΔEΩN, Severus, holding spear, on prancing horse r.; below, fallen enemy and scattered arms. In exergue, ΔIC NEΩKO / PΩN. Extremely rare (missing in all major collections). Dark green patina and extremely fine.
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Nikomedeia (AD 198-209) AE 26 - Geta148 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 198-209 AD. AE26 (12.06g, 12h). Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Octostyle temple façade; ΔIC in pediment, NЄΩKOPΩN • in entablature. VF, hard green patina. Extremely rare. From Group CEM.
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Nikomedeia (AD 198-209) AE 26 - Geta16 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 198-209 AD. AE26 (2.67g). Λ CЄΠTIMI ΓЄTAC KA, bareheaded, draped and cuirassed bust right / N - ЄI / K - OM / HΔЄΩN / ΔIC, NЄΩK / OPΩN in two legends on altar. Extremely rare. VF.
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Nikomedeia (AD 198-217) AE 23 - Caracalla53 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE23 (6.40g, 1h). Radiate head right / Demeter standing left, holding grain ears and torch. VF, green patina.
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Nikomedeia (AD 198-217) AE 24 - Caracalla153 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE24 (8.30g). ΑΝΤΩΝЄΙΝΟC ΑΥΓΟΥCΤΟC, laureate head right / ΝΙΚΟΜΗΔЄΩΝ ΔΙC ΝЄΩΚΟΡΩΝ, Nemisis standing holding scepter, wheel at feet. Nice green patina, VF.
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Nikomedeia (AD 198-217) AE 26 - Caracalla60 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE26 (11.49g, 6h). ANTΩNЄINOC AYΓOYCTOC, laureate head right / NIKO(MH)ΔЄΩN ΔI C NЄΩKOPΩN, the serpent Glycon coiled right, with human head. Near VF, dark brown surfaces, numerous cleaning marks. Very rare. Spradling Coll.
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Nikomedeia (AD 198-217) AE 27 - Caracalla377 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE27 (14.56g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Naked male figure (the Emperor?), wearing wreath, holding spear and sword in sheath. Good very fine.
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Nikomedeia (AD 198-217) AE 27 - Caracalla202 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE27 (10.87g, 1h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Homonoia standing left, holding phiale and cornucopia. VF, mottled brown patina, some scratches under patina.
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Nikomedeia (AD 198-217) AE 27 - Caracalla61 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE27 (16.38g). ΑΝΤΩΝЄΙΝΟC ΑΥΓΟΥCΤΟC, laureate head right / ΝΙΚΟ Μ Η ΔЄΩΝ ΔΙC ΝЄΩΚΟ ΡΩΝ, octastyle temple. Dark green patina, VF. Franke coll.
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Nikomedeia (AD 198-217) AE 27 - Caracalla12 viewsCaracalla. 198-217 AD. AE27 (10.94g, 12h). ANTΩNЄINOC AVΓOVCTOC, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / NIKO(MH)ΔЄΩN ΔIC NЄΩKOPΩN, Ceres standing right, holding torch and grain ears. Good VF, green patina, some fill on the reverse. Very rare, and an apparently unpublished type with this obverse and reverse combination.
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Nikomedeia (AD 202-205) AE 19 - Plautilla214 viewsPlautilla, wife of Caracalla, Augusta, 202-205 AD. AE19 (4.14g, 7h). Draped bust right / Legend in five lines within wreath. Good VF, brown surfaces, even light roughness.
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Nikomedeia (AD 202-205) AE 21 - Plautilla279 viewsPlautilla, wife of Caracalla, Augusta, 202-205 AD. AE21. ΦOV ΠΛAVTIΛΛA CЄB, draped bust right / NIKOMHΔЄΩN ΔIC NЄΩKOPΩN, Skylla left with dolphin (?) and rudder over shoulder. VF but a great portrait of this scarce empress.
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Nikomedeia (AD 202-211) AE 21281 viewsPlautilla, 202-211 AD. AE21 (3.17g). [NIB] ΦOV ΠΛAV - TIΛΛA CEB, draped bust right / NEIKOMHΔEΩ - N / ΔIC NEΩKO / PΩN, Skylla advancing left over waves, holding rudder over her shoulder and dolphin in outstretched right hand. Extremely rare. Good F, green patina. Hoeft coll.
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Nikomedeia (AD 209-211) AE 30 - Geta508 viewsGeta, as Augustus, 209-211 AD. AE30 (17.75g, 1h). Geta, laureate, head to right, AVT K P SEP | GETAS A[VGOV] (completed from the Paris Geta with statue on column between two temples) / Seven-line legend: [--- / -----] / NIKOMEDE / ON DIS NEO / KORON PRO / TON BITHYNI / AS KE (for kai?) PON / T O V (spaced between loops of bowknot); all in laurel wreath.

The illegible top two lines in the wreath might be ΤΩΝ ΑΘΛΩΝ, from the Games. The obverse die is the only obverse for Geta as Augustus, that of the two-temple reverse (Waddington). The legend-in-wreath reverse is evidently unlisted anywhere.
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Nikomedeia (AD 211-217) AE 28 - Caracalla281 viewsCaracalla, 211-217 AD. AE28 (11.45g). ΑΝΤΩΝЄΙΝΟC ΑΥΓΟΥCΤΟC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΝΙΚΟΜΗΔЄΩΝ ΔΙC ΝЄΩΚΟΡΩΝ, Dikaiosyne with scales and cornucopiae. Nice dark green patina. Very fine.
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Nikomedeia (AD 211-217) AE 30 - Caracalla303 viewsCaracalla, 211-217 AD. AE30 (16.85g). ΑΝΤΩΝЄΙΝΟΣ ΑΥΓΟΥΣΤΟΣ, laureate head right / ΝΙΚΟΜΗΔЄΩΝ ΔΙΣ ΝЄΩΚΟΡΩΝ, emperor standing left in military uniform with patera and spear. Nice green patina. gVF.
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Nikomedeia (AD 211-217) AE 30 - Caracalla351 viewsCaracalla, 211-217 AD. AE30 (13.78g). ANTΩNЄINOC AVΓOVCTOC, laureate head right / NIKOMHΔЄΩN ΔIC NЄΩKOPΩN, Demeter with torch sacrificing over altar. Nice dark green patina, VF.
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Nikomedeia (AD 217-218) AE 23 - Macrinus78 viewsMacrinus, 217-218 AD. AE23 (5.19g, 6h). AVT K M O CЄ[O]V MAKPЄINO C VA (sic), laureate head right / ΔIC NЄΩKOPΩN NЄIKOMHΔ Є(inverted Ω)И (sic), Salus standing left, holding serpent she feeds from patera. Good VF, green patina, hairline flan crack. Apparently unique. Group CEM.
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Nikomedeia (AD 217-218) AE 23 - Macrinus55 viewsMacrinus, 217-218 AD. AE23 (6.5g). AYT K M O CЄV MAKRЄINOC VA, laureate head right / NЄIKOMHΔEΩN ΔIC NЄΩKORΩN, Homonoia standing left, wearing Kalathos and holding patera and cornucopia; to left, altar. VF.
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Nikomedeia (AD 217-218) AE 26 - Macrinus121 viewsMacrinus, 217-218 AD. AE26 (12.33g). ΑΥΤ ΚΜ ΟΠЄΛ CЄΥΗ ΜΑΚΡЄΙΝΟC ΑΥΓ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΝЄΙΚΟ/ΜΗΔЄΩΝ ΔΙC ΝЄΩ/ΚΟΡΩ/Ν, within wreath. Dark green patina, VF.
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Nikomedeia (AD 217-218) AE 28 - Diadumenian152 viewsDiadumenian, as Caesar, 217-218 AD. AE28 (10.07g, 1h). Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / [NЄ]IKO/MHΔЄΩN/ ΔIC NЄΩ/KOPΩ/N in five lines within laurel wreath. VF, green patina.
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Nikomedeia (AD 217-218) AE 28 - Diadumenian74 viewsDiadumenian, as Caesar, 217-218 AD. AE28 (13.63g, 7h). Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Demeter standing left, holding grain ears and torch. Good Fine, red and brown surfaces. Ex R. D. Frederick Coll.
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Nikomedeia (AD 217-218) AE 28 - Macrinus391 viewsMacrinus, 217-218 AD. AE28 (13.81g). Draped and cuirassed bust right / ΔIC NЄΩKO / PΩN NЄI / KOMH / ΔЄON, within a laurel-wreath. See aVF with a nice portrait and a pleasing dark green patina.
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Nikomedeia (AD 218-222) AE 27 - Elagabalus33 viewsElagabalus, 218-222 AD. AE27 (11.61g). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Tyche standing with rudder and cornucopia. Olive green glossy patina, gVF. Franke coll.
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Nikomedeia (AD 218-222) AE 28 - Elagabalus45 viewsElagabalus, 218-222 AD. AE28 (13.64g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Emperor on horseback charging right, holding couched lance. Near VF, uneven green patina. Very rare.

Coins of Elagabalus from Nicomedia are all very scarce. This reverse type was later employed by Balbinus (see SNG von Aulock 7117).
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Nikomedeia (AD 222-235) AE 18 - Severus Alexander296 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE18 (4.99g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Hygieia standing right, feeding serpent held in her arms. VF, green patina.
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Nikomedeia (AD 222-235) AE 19348 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235. AE19 (4.98g). M AVP ALEΞANΔPOC AVΓ, draped and radiate bust right / NIKOMHΔ - EΩN ΔIC NEO / KOPΩN, Leda, with wreath, half dressed, with raised right hand, standing frontal, head turned right to a swan, standing with opened wings left, and pulling her garment with beak, which she holds tight. Very rare (3 ex. known). EF, nice deep-green patina (this the most beautiful spec.!) Hoeft coll.
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Nikomedeia (AD 222-235) AE 20326 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE20 (4.26g). M AVPH ALEΞANΔPOC AVΓ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / TPIC NEΩKOPΩN NIKOMEDEΩN, Astakos, nude to hips, standing right, head left, right foot on row, holding scepter in left arm and pointing with left hand backwards. VF, black-green patina. Hoeft coll.

Astakos was one of the ktistes of Astakos, ancestor of Nikomedia. He was worshipped until Roman times. The city of Astakos was founded by Colonists of Megara and later destroyed by Lysimachos. Nikomedes I. founded 264/3 a new city some miles north of the old Astakos and named it Neikomedia.
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Nikomedeia (AD 222-235) AE 20 - Julia Mamaea136 viewsJulia Mamaea, 222-235 AD. AE20 (4.57g). ΙΟΥΛΙΑ ΜΑΜΑΙΑ ΑΥΓ, draped bust right / ΝΙ−ΚΟ / ΜΗ−ΔЄ / Ω−Ν / ΔΙC ΝЄΩ / Κ, octastyle temple set on two-tiered base. Very rare. Dark green patina, GVF. Ex Lanz 128, 2006, 625.
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Nikomedeia (AD 222-235) AE 20 - Severus Alexander181 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE20 (4.86g, 7h). Laureate head right / Octastyle temple set on two-tiered base. VF, glossy green patina.
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Nikomedeia (AD 222-235) AE 20 - Severus Alexander45 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE20 (4.40g). Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right / Three military standards. Green patina, VF. Franke coll.
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Nikomedeia (AD 222-235) AE 20 - Severus Alexander24 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE20 (5.75g). M AVP CЄV AΛЄΞANΔPOC AV, laureate head right / NIKOMHΔЄΩN ΔIC NЄOKOPΩN, Demeter standing left, holding corn ears and double axe. VF.
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Nikomedeia (AD 222-235) AE 21 - Julia Mamaea51 viewsJulia Mamaea, Augusta, 222-235 AD. AE21 (4.75g, 7h). Draped bust right / The hero Astakos advancing right off prow of ship, head left, holding spear in left hand and gesturing for companions to follow with right; rocks in background to left. Fine, earthen brown patina.

Astakos was son of Poseidon and the nymph Olbia and the founder and eponym of the city of Astakos in Bithynia. During the reign of Nicomedes I, Nicomedia was founded nearby to repalce Astakos, and the cult was moved to the new city.
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Nikomedeia (AD 222-235) AE 21 - Severus Alexander227 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE21 (6.36g, 1h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Octastyle temple; pellet in pediment. VF, dark green patina, minor roughness.
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Nikomedeia (AD 222-235) AE 22 - Severus Alexander440 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE22 (5.31g, 7h). M AVP CE AΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟC AVΓ, laureate head R / NI-KO, MH (ligate)- ΔE/Ω-N across fields, TPIC NEΩN, in exergue, octastyle temple set on two-tiered base. Good VF, dark brown patina. Rare.
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Nikomedeia (AD 222-235) AE 22 - Severus Alexander12 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE22 (3.86g, 8h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Octastyle temple. VF, green patina, some roughness.
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Nikomedeia (AD 222-235) AE 25 - Severus Alexander158 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE25 (9.96g, 12h). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Theseus standing left, head right, holding club and kneeling Minotaur by horns. Good VF, light green patina, obverse pitted. Extremely rare. From Group CEM.
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Nikomedeia (AD 238-244) AE 33 - Gordian III210 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE33 (20.27g, 6h). M • ANT • ΓOPΔIANOC AVΓ, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / NIKO(MH ligate)ΔN AI C NЄΩKOPΩ N (sic), Tyche of Nicomedia enthroned left, holding hexastyle temple façade in each hand. Good VF, black-green patina, some smoothing in reverse fields. From Group CEM. Ex Virgil Brand Coll. (Part 7, Sotheby’s, 10/1984), lot 355.
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Nikomedeia (AD 244-249) AE 28408 viewsPhilip I, 244-249 AD. AE28 (11.90g). M IOVΛIOC. ΦIΛIΠΠOC AVΓ, draped, cuirassed and radiate bust right / NIKOMHΔEΩN - ΔIC NEΩKOP, nude statue of Herakles standing facing on a small girlanded cippus, head right, holding lionskin in left arm and resting with right hand on his club. Rare. F+/about VF, green patina. Hoeft coll.

The special feature of this rev. depiction is that Herakles is shown standing as a real statue on a base. You can see that the club has the function to stabilize the statics of the statue.
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Nikomedeia (AD 251-253) AE 23 - Trebonianus Gallus345 viewsTrebonianus Gallus, 251-253 AD. AE23 (6.34g). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield / Gallus on horseback right, holding lance. VF, dark brown patina with some green.
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Nikomedeia (AD 251-253) AE 23 - Trebonianus Gallus17 viewsTrebonianus Gallus, 251-253 AD. AE23 (6.50g). Radiate and draped bust right / Emperor on horseback right. VF.
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Nikomedeia (AD 253-260) AE 24 - Valerian I116 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE24 (7.56g). ΠO ΛIK OVAΛEPIANOC AVΓ, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark, H / NIKOMHΔEΩN TPIC NEΩKOPΩN, three temples with statues. Very fine.
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Nikomedeia (AD 253-260) AE 25 - Valerian I, Gallienus & Valerian II218 viewsValerian I, Gallienus and Valerian II, 253-260 AD. AE25 (9.79g). ΑΥΤ ΟΥΑΛΕΡΙΑΝΟC / ΓΑΛΗΝΟC (sic) ΟΥΑ/ΛΕΡΙΑΝΟC / ΚΑΙCΑΡ / CΕ ΒΒΒ, Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Valerian I right, seen from behind, and radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Gallienus left, seen from behind, vis-à-vis; between, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Valerian II right, seen from behind / ΝΕΙΚΟΜΗΔΕΩΝ / ΤΡΙC ΝΕΩΚ / ΟΡΩΝ / Ν, three price crowns with palm branches. Dark green patina, VF.
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Nikomedeia (AD 253-260) AE 25 - Valerian I, Gallienus & Valerian II174 viewsValerian I, with Gallienus and Valerian II Caesar, 253-260 AD. AE25 - Tetrassarion(?) (10.76g, 2h). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Valerian I right, vis-à-vis radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Gallienus left; between, bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust of Valerian II right / Three neocorate temples situated around central altar with serpent. Good VF, slightly rough brown patina.
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Nikomedeia (AD 253-260) AE 25 - Valerian I, Gallienus & Valerian II65 viewsValerian I, Gallienus and Valerian II, 253-260 AD. AE25 (9.74g). AYT OΥAΛEΡIANOC ΓAΛΛIENOC OΥAΛEΡIANOC / KAICA, confronted busts of laureate, draped and cuirassed Valerian I left, and laureate and draped Gallienus right; between them, draped Valerian II right / NIKOM - HΔEΩN, sacrifical altar with victim at side; three temples around; in exergue, TΡIC NEOKOPΩN. Very Rare. gVF.
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Nikomedeia (AD 253-260) AE 26 - Valerian I, Gallienus & Valerian II697 viewsValerian I, with Gallienus and Valerian II Caesar, 253-260 AD. AE26 (10.16g), struck 256-258 AD. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Valerian I right, seen from behind, and radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Gallienus left, seen from behind, vis-à-vis; between, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Valerian II right, seen from behind / Three neocorate temples situated around central altar with serpent. Good VF, hard bright green patina. Ex Triton VII (1/2004), lot 747.
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Nikomedeia (AD 253-260) AE 28 - Valerian I, Gallienus & Valerian II136 viewsValerian I, with Gallienus and Valerian II Caesar, 253-260 AD. AE28 (12.50g, 12h). Struck 256 AD. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Valerian I right, facing radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Gallienus left; between, smaller bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust of Valerian II right / Three agonistic urns set on ground line, the outer two each containing a single palm frond, the central containing two. VF, earthen dark green patina.
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Nikomedeia (AD 253-268) AE - Gallienus667 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE (9.53g). Radiate and draped bust right/ Three Temples; on top of them, statues of Nikai. Brown patina. Good very fine.
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Nikomedeia (AD 254-268) AE 21 - Salonina46 viewsSalonina, Augusta, 254-268 AD. AE21 (6.87g). Diademed and draped bust right / Demeter standing left holding ears of corn and torch. Olive green patina, VF. Franke coll.
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Nikomedeia (BC 27- AD 14) Augustus - AE 25696 viewsAugustus. 27 BC-14 AD. AE25 (7.93g, 11h). Thoriius Flaccus, proconsul, ca 25 BC. Bare head right / Eirene standing left, holding caduceus; monogram in inner right field, monogram or letter in outer right field. VF, green patina, patina flaking along edge. Very rare. Ex Villemur Coll.
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Nikomedeia (BC 27-AD 14) AE 26 - Augustus287 viewsAugustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AE26 (6.48g, 11h). Thoriius Flaccus, proconsul. Circa 25 BC. Bare head right / Eirene standing left, holding kerykeion; monogram to inner right, monogram or letter to outer right. Near VF, olive-green patina. Righetti Coll., 6801; Ex Hirsch 95 (12/1975), lot 224.
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Nikomedeia (BC 62-59) AE 251903 viewsC. Papirius Carbo, Proconsul, 62-59 BC. AE25 (8.62g, 12h). Dated year 224 (59 BC). NIKOMHDEWN, laureate head of Zeus right / EPI GAIO[U] PAPIRIOU KARBWN[OS], RWMH in exergue, Roma seated left on pile of shields, holding Nike in right hand, spear in left; monogram in inner left field, DKS (date) below shields. EF, dark green, almost black patina. Ex Freedman Coll. (Triton V, 1/2002), lot 421; Numismatic Fine Arts V (2/1978), lot 313.
 
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