Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Lykia Uncertain (AD 0-200) AE 13383 viewsunder Roman rule, ca 1st-2nd cent AD. AE13 (1.78g). Draped bust of laureate Apollo right / Draped bust of Artemis left, wearing stephane; quiver behind. Good style, dark green patina, EF. Unique? Assignment to Lycia not certain. Gutknecht coll.
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Lykia Uncertain (BC 380) AE - Dynast?227 viewsUncertain Dynast, after 380 BC. AE (0.83g). Shell within linear circle / Head of lion facing. Brown patina, VF.
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Lykia Uncertain (BC 380-370) Obol440 viewsca 380-370 BC. AR Obol (0.56g). Murex shell / Sea serpent (ketos?). VF, attractively toned, small piece broken off and professionally repaired.

While the similarities to the type of Mithrapata suggest an attribution to that dynast, all of his coins bear at least a portion of his name and there are no letters on this coin. As types tend to be transferred from dynast to dynast, it is possible that this issue is from a contemporary of Mithrapata. The sea serpent, though, is not present on any published specimen of a Lycian dynast, which suggests that this coin may not be from the dynasts' series at all.
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Lykia Uncertain (BC 380-370) Obol 176 viewsUncertain Dynast, ca 380-370 BC. AR Obol (10mm, 0.56g, 12h). Murex shell / Sea serpent (ketos?). VF, toned, porous. Extremely rare.

For an obol of Mithrapata with the same obverse type and style, cf. Klein 606 and BMC Lycia 8. While the similarity of the obverse of this type to the Mithrapata issue suggests an attribution to that dynast, all of his coins bear at least a portion of his name, and there are no letters on this coin. As types tend to be transferred from dynast to dynast, it is possible that this issue is from a contemporary of Mithrapata. The sea serpent, though, is not present on any published specimen of a Lycian dynast, which suggests that these coins may not be from the dynasts' series at all.
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Lykia Uncertain (BC 400) Hemidrachm - Dynast Khadritimes?309 viewsca 400 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.97g, 13mm), light Lykian standard (?). Head of Athena right, wearing crested helmet / Herakles fighting lion, "K A D A(or P) E(or F)..." around. Unpublished?

The reverse text may refer to the Dynast Khadritimes, or to the ancient Lykian city Kadyanda, which is known to have issued coins. Aid in the attribution of this issue is quite welcome.
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Lykia Uncertain (BC 400) Hemiobol240 viewsca 400 BC. AR Hemiobol (0.26g). Helmeted head of Athena left / Helmeted head Athena left within dotted circle. Extremely rare. Obv. weakly struck. VF. Apparently unpublished.
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Lykia Uncertain (BC 400) Hemiobol87 views5th-4th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.33g, 8mm). Helmeted head right / Two dolphins swimming in opposite directions, one above the other, within a dotted circular border.
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Lykia Uncertain (BC 400) Trihemiobol94 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Trihemiobol (1.16g, 12mm, 6h). Head of Aphrodite right, wearing a stephane / Forepart of Pegasos left, with curled wings. aEF, lightly toned, good metal. Extremely Rare.
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Lykia Uncertain (BC 400-300) Diobol119 views5th century BC. AR Obol (1.00g, 13mm). Uncertain design / Eagle standing facing, head left, with wings spread; diskeles to left. VF. Apparently unpublished.
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Lykia Uncertain (BC 400-300) Hemiobol230 viewsca 4th cent BC. AR Hemiobol? (0.24g). Male head left, wearing pilos / Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin, in dotted circle, within circular incuse. Chipped. Fine.
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Lykia Uncertain (BC 400-300) Obol274 views4th century BC. AR Obol (0.68g, 7h). Facing lion scalp / Head of Karneios (or Zeus-Ammon) left. Apparently unpublished. Good VF, toned, light porosity.

The obverse type is similar to various issues of the later Lycian dynasts, but the reverse type is not known for their coinages.
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Lykia Uncertain (BC 440-390) Hemiobol137 viewsca mid 5th-early 4th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.23g, 8mm, 3h). Helmeted head of Athena left / Boot left; triskeles above; all within dotted incuse square. Unpublished in the standard references. VF, toned, worn obverse die. Interesting. Krizan Coll.; ex Tom Vossen.
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Lykia Uncertain (BC 440-390) Hemiobol112 viewsca 520-470/60 BC. AR Hemiobol(?) (8mm, 0.25g, 5h). Facing lion’s scalp / Head of Hermes left, wearing petasos(?), in pelleted square border within incuse square. Good Fine, lightly toned, struck off center on the obverse, die breaks on the reverse. Rare.
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Lykia Uncertain (BC 440-390) Obol157 views5th-4th century BC. AR Obol (0.6g, 10mm). Head right / Dolphin in incuse square. VF. Rare.
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Lykia Uncertain (BC 440-390) Obol176 views5th-4th century BC. AR Obol (0.7g, 9mm). Helmeted head of Athena right / Dolphin leaping right, around uncertain symbol; all in incuse square. Very fine.
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Lykia Uncertain (BC 450-400) Obol271 viewsca 450-400 BC. AR Obol (0.63g). Winged horse right (Pegasos?) / Protome of lion skin, in dotted square border, within deep incuse square. Very fine. Unpublished?
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Lykia Uncertain (BC 470-420) Tetrobol?433 views5th century BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.76g, 12h). River-god in the form of a man-headed bull galloping left, lion's scalp above / Female head (Aphrodite?) right, wearing taenia, earring and necklace, within incuse square. VF. Very rare, 2nd known example.

A similar female head is found on a stater assigned in SNG Cop. Suppl. 1335 to an unknown Lycian mint.
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Lykia Uncertain (BC 470-420) Triobol?170 viewsEarly 5th century BC. AR Diobol (2.19g, 14mm). Eagle flying right / RKELL in Lycian, triskeles within beaded square; all within incuse square. VF. Apparently unpublished.
   
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