Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Perge (AD 14-37) AE 156 viewsTiberius, 14-37 AD. AE15 (2.26g). NEIKH / TIBEPIOY, Nike advancing left, holding wreath / APTEMIΔOΣ ΠEPΓAIAΣ, distyle temple, with eagle in pediment and containing facing statue of Artemis of Perga. Very rare. VF.
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Perge (AD 14-37) AE 23 - Tiberius29 viewsTiberius, 14-37 AD. AE23 (11.93g). TIBЄPIOC KAICAP CЄBACTOC, bare head left / APTЄMIΔOC ΠЄPΓΑIAC, Artemis advancing right, holding bow and torch. VF.
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Perge (AD 79-81) AE 20 - Titus606 viewsTitus, 79-81 AD. AE20 (5.20g, 19.69mm). TITOC KAICAP, laureate head of Titus right / APTEMIΔΟC ΠΕPΓΑIAC; Artemis with bow and torch right. Very fine.
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Perge (AD 81-96) AE 19 - Domitian102 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE19 (3.56g, 12h). ΔOMITIANOC KAICAP, laureate head right / APTЄMIΔOC ПЄPΓAIAC, Artemis running right, bow and torch in raised hands; crescent above. Near VF, green patina. Tricarico coll.
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Perge (AD 98-117) AE 13 - Trajan 55 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD. AE13 (2.10g, 4h). Laureate head right / Prow, light house in background. Earthy green patina, VF.
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Perge (AD 98-117) AE 14 - Trajan37 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD. AE14 (2.16g). KAICAP TPAIANOC, laureate head right / APT ΠЄP, distyle temple, with eagle in pediment and containing statue of Artemis Pergaia. VF.
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Perge (AD 98-117) AE 19 - Trajan44 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD. AE19 (6.06g). Laureate head right / Artemis Pergaia with bow and torch right. Rare. gVF.
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Perge (AD 98-117) AE 21 - Trajan87 viewsTraianus, 98-117 AD. AE21 (10.41g). Laureate head right / Distyle temple, within cult statue of Artemis Pergaia. Green patina, VF. Franke coll.
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Perge (AD 117-138) AE 12 - Hadrian60 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE12 (1.49g). ΑΔPΙΑΝ ΚΑΙC, laureate head right / ΠΕP ΓΑ, stag standing left, crescent above.
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Perge (AD 117-138) AE 14 - Hadrian229 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE14 (2.55g). ΑΔPΙΑΝΟC - [ΚΑΙCΑP], Cuirassed, draped and laureate bust right / ΑPΤΕΜΙΔΟC - ΠΕPΓΑΙΑC, Artemis standing right holding torch. Nice very fine.
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Perge (AD 138-161) AE 13 - Antoninus Pius118 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE13 (2.85g). ΚΑΙ ΑΝΤΩΝЄΙ[...], laureate head right / ΑΡΤЄΜΙΔ[...], distyle temple, within cult statue of Artemis Pergaia. Dark patina, VF.
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Perge (AD 138-161) AE 15 - Antoninus Pius181 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE15 (3.02g). Laureate head right / Artemis in long dress standing left with outstretched hand. Almost very fine.
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Perge (AD 138-161) AE 15 - Antoninus Pius114 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE15 (2.22g). ΚΑΙC ΑΝΤΩ, laureate head right / ΠЄΡΓ[ΑΙ]ΩΝ, Artemis huntress. Dark green patina, VF.
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Perge (AD 138-161) AE 24 - Antoninus Pius35 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE23.5 (9.17g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Cult figure of Artemis Pergaia flanked by griffins or lions on low pillars; all within distyle temple with eagle in pediment. VF, green patina.

See SNG France 406 and SNG Copenhagen 319 for similar larger and smaller denominations, respectively. The animals flanking the cult stone are usually winged griffins, but no wings are visible on the current coin.
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Perge (AD 139-161) AE 14 - Marcus Aurelius32 viewsMarcus Aurelius, as Caesar, 139-161 AD. AE14 (2.65g). [...] AVPHΛΙ[...], bareheaded, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΠЄPΓAIΩN, distyle temple, containing facing statue of Artemis Pergeia. Extremely rare. aVF.

RPC lists the sole example as "uncertain Antonine" due to it being extremely worn. The characteristics of this piece match up very closely, and likely provides a much clearer idea about the attribution of the type.
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Perge (AD 139-161) AE 15 - Marcus Aurelius4 viewsMarcus Aurelius, as Caesar, 139-161 AD. AE15 (2.19g). ΚΑΙСΑΡ ΑΥΡΗΛΙΟС, bare head right / ΑΡΤEΜΙΔΟС ΠEΡΓΑΙΑ, Artemis Pergaia standing right, wearing radiate crown, holding sceptre and bow. gVF.
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Perge (AD 161-169) AE 19 - Lucius Verus76 viewsLucius Verus, 161-169 AD. AE19 (4.72g, 17-19mm). Laureate and draped bust right / Artemis advancing left, holding bow and arrow. Very Fine.
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Perge (AD 161-169) AE 34 - Lucius Verus74 viewsLucius Verus, 161-169 AD. AE34 (25.97g, 12h). Laureate bust left, slight drapery / ΠЄPΓAIΩ-N, galley sailing left over waves; large Triton ornament at prow, eight rowers on deck, steersman and two signa at stern; in exergue, from left to right: two fish, dolphin, and either a third fish or turtle. Near VF, brown surfaces, minor roughness.

An extremely rare and interesting type. The designs on the coinage of Perge are principally devoted to religious subjects, particularly to Artemis, who had an important cult center at Perge. This galley type, very reminiscent of ships on some Hadrianic sestertii, presumably alludes to the importance of Perge as a center of maritime trade. We see the type repeated on an equally rare issue of Septimius Severus (see here).
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Perge (AD 161-180) AE 29 - Marcus Aurelius65 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE29 (10.93g, 12h). Laureate and draped bust right, seen from behind / Asklepios standing facing, head left, resting on serpent-entwined staff. Expressive portrait, good style for a provincial issue. Rare. About EF.
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Perge (AD 161-180) AE 35 – Marcus Aurelius175 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE35 (22.40g). ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙCΑΡ Μ ΑΝΤΩΝЄΙΝΟC, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΠЄΡΓΑΙΩΝ, Herakles with club and lion’s skin. Unique (?). Dark green patina, very fine. Ex M&M Deutschland 29 (2008), 2661.
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Perge (AD 177-192) AE 13 - Commodus299 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE13 (3.08g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΠΕΡΓΑΙΩΝ, wreathed head of Artemis right. VF, green patina. Scarce. Drewry Coll.; Ex Kovacs VI (11/1985).
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Perge (AD 177-192) AE 13 - Commodus45 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE13 (2.23g). AYP KOM, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΠΕΡΓΑΙΩΝ, distyle temple, within cult statue of Artemis Pergaia. VF.
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Perge (AD 193-211) AE 18 - Septimius Severus199 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE18 (4.84g). Laureate and draped head right / ΠΕPΓIΩN, Nike advancing left holding wreath. Very fine.
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Perge (AD 193-211) AE 20 - Septimius Severus33 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE20 (7.81g, 12h). Laureate head right / Artemis standing left, holding bow in right hand, arrow downwards in left. Near VF, greenish-brown patina with some red deposits. From the Collection of a Southern Pathologist. Ex Antioch Associates 59 (7/2001), lot 183; Burstein Coll. (with ticket).
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Perge (AD 193-211) AE 23 - Septimius Severus66 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE23 (8.72g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermarked, AK and eagle / Cult statue of Artemis Pergaia facing within distyle temple. GF.
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Perge (AD 193-211) AE 35 - Septimius Severus236 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE35 (35.22g, 12h). AV • K • Λ • CЄ • CЄOVHPOC • Π • C, ЄB below bust, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / ΠЄP Γ A IΩN, cultic xoanon of Artemis Pergaia, flanked by sphinx set on low basis, star and crescent on either side above; all within distyle temple façade; pediment decorated with eagle standing right, head left, with wings displayed and floral acroteria. VF, dark brown patina with traces of red, light scratch under patina on obverse, areas of minor smoothing. Apparently unpublished with these legends.
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Perge (AD 193-211) AE 35 - Septimius Severus120 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE35 (26,60g, 12h). AVT K Λ CЄ - CЄOVHPOC ΠЄ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΠЄPΓ / AN / ON, warship sailing left, with Triton at prow, vexillum and signum at stern; in waist of vessel, soldiers addressed by emperor seated left, in steering house; in ex. dolphin, octopus and fish. Green-brown patina, gVF. Ex CNG 103.
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Perge (AD 193-217) AE 24 - Julia Domna49 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE24 (9.24g). Draped bust right / Money chest surmounted by three purses. Dark green patina, GVF. Franke coll.
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Perge (AD 198-217) AE 12 - Caracalla115 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE12 (2.47g). ΑΥ ΑΝΤΩΝЄΙΝΟC, laureate head right / ΠЄΡΓΑΙΩΝ, Artemis with long torch and bow. Very rare. Dark green patina, VF.
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Perge (AD 198-217) AE 18 - Caracalla1 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE18 (5.00g). AV K M AV ANTΩNINOC CЄB, laureate head right / ΠЄPΓAIΩN, Artemis standing right, holding bow and arrow. Ex Dr. P. Vogl coll.; ex Bankhaus Aufhäuser (sold 11/181997). VF.
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Perge (AD 198-217) AE 20 - Caracalla162 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE20 (5.16g). A K M A ANTΩNЄINOC C, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΠЄPΓAIΩN, Tyche standing left holding rudder and cornucopiae. Good very fine.
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Perge (AD 198-217) AE 21 - Caracalla236 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE21 (6.72g, 7h). Laureate, draped, and curiassed bust right; c/m: eagle standing facing, head left / Cult idol of Artemis within distyle temple. Near VF, green patina. Ex Wagner Coll.
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Perge (AD 198-217) AE 24 - Caracalla211 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE24 (7.57g). Laureate head right / Distyle temple with cult-statue of Artemis-Pergaia. Countermark on obverse, nice very fine.
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Perge (AD 198-217) AE 25 - Caracalla140 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE25 (10.82g, 12h). Laureate head right / Rive-god Cestrus reclining left, leaning on overturned amphora, holding reed and cornucopia. Good VF, dark green-brown patina, earthen highlights. Very rare. Group CEM.
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Perge (AD 198-217) AE 25 - Caracalla28 viewsPamphylia, Perge. Caracalla, 198-217 AD. AE25 (9.56g). CЄB AVK M AV ANTΩNINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark: eagle / ΠЄPΓAIΩN, Tyche standing holding cornucopia and rudder. VF.
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Perge (AD 198-217) AE 26 - Caracalla76 viewsCaracalla, 197-211 AD. AE26 (11.56g, 1h). Laureate head right / ΠЄPΓAIΩN, Artemis, holding two torches, driving biga of stags right. Very Rare. GVF.
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Perge (AD 198-217) AE 36 - Caracalla64 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE36 - Medallion (35.58g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed beardless bust right / Tyche Soterios (Fortuna Redux) standing left. VF, hard green patina with traces of earthen overtones.
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Perge (AD 208-212) AE 19 Geta170 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 208-212 AD. AE19 (5.10g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Artemis in long chiton standing left with torch and bow. Reverse scratches, very fine. Unpublished Artemis-variant.
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Perge (AD 217-218) AE 25 - Diadumenian168 viewsDiadumenian, 217-218 AD. AE25 (11.68g) [..]ΠΕΛ ΑΝΤΩ ΔΙΑΔΟΥΜЄΝΙΑΝΟC ΚΑΙC, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΠЄΡΓΑΙΩΝ, distyle Temple with cult statue of Pergaias and eagle in pediment. Very rare. Dark green patina. Very fine.
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Perge (AD 217-218) AE 26 - Diadumenian27 viewsDiadumenian, Caesar, 217-218 AD. AE26 (6.80g). M OΠЄΛ ANTΩ ΔIAΔOVMЄNIANOC KAIC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΠЄPΓAIΩN, Artemis standing right, holding bow and arrow; ΛK in rectangular countermark to right. VF.
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Perge (AD 217-218) AE 36 - Macrinus65 viewsMacrinus, 217-218 AD. AE36 (31.96g, 11h). Laureate and cuirassed but right / Tyche seacted left, holding cult idol of Artemis Pergaia and cornucopiae; ΠЄP[Γ]HI around. VF. Very Rare.
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Perge (AD 218-222) AE 18 - Elagabalus176 viewsElagabalus, 218-222 AD. AE18 (4.55g). Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΠΕPΓAIΩN, Tyche standing facing, head left, holding cornucopiae and rudder. About very fine.
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Perge (AD 218-222) AE 22 - Elagabalus124 viewsElagabalus, 218-222 AD. AE22 (6.92g). ΑΥ Κ Μ ΑΥ ΑΝΤΩΝЄΙΝΟC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΠЄΡΓΑΙΩΝ, Artemis with bow and arrow. Dark green patina, VF.
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Perge (AD 218-222) AE 24 - Elagabalus190 viewsElagabalus, 218-222 AD. AE 24.39 (6.84 g). Cuirassed, draped and radiate bust right, AVK M AV ANTΩNINOC / Artemis standing to front rests on long torch. Very fine.
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Perge (AD 221-222) AE 18 - Severus Alexander256 viewsSeverus Alexander, as Caesar, 221-222 AD. AE18 (4.59g). Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΠΕΡΓ−ΑΙΩΝ, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. VF, green patina. Scarce. Drewry Coll.; Ex Kovacs X (5/1990), lot 249.
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Perge (AD 222-235) AE 25 - Severus Alexander35 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE25 (9.47g). K M AVP AΛЄΞANΔPOC, radiate and cuirassed bust right / ΠЄPΓAIΩN, Nike to left, holding wreath and palm. Very rare. About VF.
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Perge (AD 235-238) AE 25 - Maximinus I65 viewsMaximinus I, 235-238 AD. AE25 (10.57g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Pan seated left on rocks, playing flute and holding lagobolon. Good VF, green patina. Group CEM.
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Perge (AD 235-238) AE 26 - Maximinus I178 viewsMaximinus Thrax, 235-238 AD. AE26 (9.12g). Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Three purses on money chest. Rough, VF.
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Perge (AD 235-238) AE 26 - Maximinus I101 viewsMaximinus I, 235-238 AD. AE26 (8.55g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Money chest surmounted by three purses. Good VF, dark green patina. Group CEM.
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Perge (AD 235-238) AE 27 - Maximinus I192 viewsMaximinus I, 235-238 AD. AE27 (7.12g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΠEPΓAIΩN; Asklepios with serpent staff. Good very fine.
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Perge (AD 235-238) AE 28 - Maximinus I284 viewsMaximinus I, 235-238 AD. AE28 (8.0g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / ΠEP-ΓAI-ΩN, Decorated cult statue of Artemis Pergaea, star and crescent flanking, two sphinx on columns to either side; all within distyle temple; eagle in pediment. Rare. VF
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Perge (AD 235-238) AE 35 - Maximinus I210 viewsMaximinus I, 235-238 AD. AE35 (23.65g, 11h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; on breastplate, eagle standing facing, head left, with wings folded / Cult statue of Artemis Pergaea, crescent and star above thymateria flanking; all within tetrastyle temple; in pediment, eagle facing, [head left], with wings displayed. Good VF, brown patina. Extremely rare.
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Perge (AD 238-244) AE 26 - Tranquilina210 viewsTranquilina, wife of Gordian III, 238-244 AD. AE26 (15.10g). Draped bust right / ΠЄPΓAIAC APTЄMIΔOC, on architrave, ACVΛOV ; temple with two columns enclosing cult statue of Artemis of Perga. Flan flaws on obverse, attractive very fine.
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Perge (AD 241-244) AE 25 - Tranquillina118 viewsTranquillina, 241-244 AD. AE25 (15.77g). Homonoia with Side. CΑΒЄΙ ΤΡΑΝ−ΚΥΛΛЄΙΝΑΝ CЄΒ, Diademed and draped bust right, resting on a crescent / ΠЄΡΓΑΙ−ΩΝ CΙΔΗΤΩΝ, Artemis Pergaia with arrow left and Athena of Side with spear and shield clasping hands over burning altar. Dark green patina, VF.
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Perge (AD 241-244) AE 25 - Tranquillina38 viewsTranquillina, Augusta, 241-244 AD. AE25 (9.08g, 11h). Draped bust right, wearing stephane; crescent behind / Distyle temple containing cult statue of Artemis-Pergaia. VF, rough dark green-brown patina. Spradling Coll.; ex CNG Elec. Auc. 165 (5/2007), lot 164.
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Perge (AD 241-244) AE 27 - Tranquillina339 viewsTranquillina, wife of Gordian III, Augusta, 241-244 AD. AE27 (12.05g). Diademed and draped bust right, resting on a crescent / ΠΕΡΓΑΙΑC ΑΡΤΕΜΙΔΟC around, ΑCVΛΟV in exergue, statue of Artemis with crescent and star above within distyle temple. Good Fine, brown surfaces, usual roughness for this mint. Drewry Coll.; Ex Burstein Coll.; ex Lindgren Coll.
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Perge (AD 244-249) AE 23 - Philip II203 viewsPhilip II, 244-249 AD. AE23 (7.97g). AV K M IOV CЄOV ΦIΛIΠΠOC CЄ, laureate and draped bust right / ΠЄPΓ-AIΩN, Nike standing left, holding wreath and palm branch on globe. Black patina, EF.
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Perge (AD 244-249) AE 27 - Otacilia Severa61 viewsOtacilia Severa, Augusta, 244-249 AD. AE27 (14.40g, 12h). Draped bust right, wearing stephane, set on crescent / Artemis standing right, wearing crescent, holding arrow and bow. Good VF, earthen black-green patina. Group CEM.
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Perge (AD 247-249) AE 22 - Philip II107 viewsPhilip II, 244-249 AD. AE22 (6.29g). ΑΥ Κ Μ ΙΟΥ CЄΟΥ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟC C, laureate and draped bust right, globe below / ΠЄΡΓΑ-Ι-ΩΝ, Hephaestus, wearing cap, seated right on chair, holding hammer and resting arm on shield set on knee. Dark patina, VF.
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Perge (AD 247-249) AE 23 - Philip II140 viewsPhilip II, 247-249 AD. AE23 (6.49g, 12h). Laureate and draped bust right, set on globe / Chest surmounted by three purses. Near EF, brown surfaces.
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Perge (AD 247-249) AE 23 - Philip II36 viewsPhilip II, 247-249 AD. AE23 (7,66g). AV K M IOV CЄOV ΦIΛIΠΠOC CЄ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, below, small globe / ΠЄPΓ-AI-ΩN, Artemis Pergaia with bow and arrow standing facing, wearing crescent. Rare. VF.
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Perge (AD 247-249) AE 23 - Philip II20 viewsPhilip II, 247-249 AD. AE23 (8.07g). AY K M IOY CЄOY ΦIΛΛIΠΠOC C, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust on globe right / ΠЄPΓAIΩN, Pan seated left on rocks, holding pedum and playing flute. Very rare. EF.
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Perge (AD 247-249) AE 26 - Philip II26 viewsPhilip II, 247-249 AD. AE26 (10.78g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Elpis advancing left, holding flower and raising hem of skirt. VF, green patina, roughness.
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Perge (AD 247-249) AE 27 - Philip II293 viewsPhilip II, 247-249 AD. AE27 (8.42g, 1h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Cult statue of Artemis Pergaea, star and crescent flanking; all within distyle temple; in pediment, eagle facing, head left, with wings displayed. Good VF, brown surfaces. Ex Alexandre de Barros Coll.
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Perge (AD 249-251) AE 22 - Trajan Decius96 viewsTrajan Decius, 249-251 AD. AE22 (5.02g). Γ Μ Κ [...] ΔЄΚΙΟΝ Κ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, globe below / ΠЄΡΓΑΙΩΝ, Artemis with poppy and torch. Very rare. Green patina, EF.
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Perge (AD 250-251) AE 21 - Herennius Etruscus284 viewsHerennius Etruscus, 250-251 AD. AE21 (4.55g, 1h). Laureate head, draped & cuirassed bust to right, globe below, Γ.M.K. EPEN. AEK (IO) N. C / Tyche wearing a kalathos, long sleeved chiton and peplos, standing left; in her right hand a steering oar; in her left, cornucopia; ΠΕΡΓ[ΑΙΩΝ].
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Perge (AD 252-253) AE 23 - Trebonianus Gallus23 viewsTrebonianus Gallus, 252-253 AD. AE23 (6.93g). AY K Γ OYЄI TPЄ ΓAΛΛON, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΠЄPΓAIΩN, Artemis, radiate, advancing right with arrow, quiver and bow. VF.
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Perge (AD 253-260) AE 28 - Valerian I214 viewsHomonoia with Ephesus. Valerian I, 253-260 AD. AE28 - 10 Assaria (16.54g). Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Artemis of Perga standing right, facing Artemis Ephesia standing facing; A between. VF, green and brown patina. Wagner Coll.
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Perge (AD 253-260) AE 35 - Valerian I28 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE35 (22.60g, 12h). AVT KAI ΠOV MOV VAΛЄPIANOC CЄB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / IЄPA ΛAMΠPA […] ΠЄPΓAI, Tyche seated left, holding cult idol of Artemis Pergaia and cornucopia; monogram to left. Green patina, little scratch on obverse, VF.
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Perge (AD 253-260) AE 36 - Valerian I219 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE36 (17.42g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; I to right / Two price-urns with palm-branches on table inscribed ΠΕΡΓΑΙΩΝ. About very fine.
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Perge (AD 253-260) AE 36 - Valerian I199 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE36 (25.89g). AV K ΠOV ΛIK OVAΛЄPIANON, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, I before / ΠЄPΓAIΩN ACVΛЄIA / AVΓOVCTЄIA IЄPOI OIKOVMЄNIKOI, two prize-urns with palm-branches on table. Green patina, minor scratches, reverse double struck, gVF.
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Perge (AD 253-268) AE 29 - Gallienus206 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE29 (12.90g). Radiate, draped bust right / ΠEPΓAIΩN, Hephaestus, wearing cap, seated right on chair, holding hammer and resting arm on shield set on knee. Reverse flan flaw in center, very fine.
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Perge (AD 253-268) AE 29 - Gallienus270 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE29 (15.27g). AVT KAI ΠO ΛI ΓAΛΛIHN - OC CEB, draped, laureate bust right, I before (for 10 Assaria) / APTEMIDO - C - ΠEPΓAIAC, distyle temple, within cult statue of Artemis Pergaia decorated with relief of figures; above: sun left, crescent right, besides two burning torches(?); in pediment A, on architrav ACVΛOV. About VF, some roughness. Hoeft coll.

Artemis Pergeia, a pre-hellenic goddess, called in Pampylian dialect Vanassa Preiia, was one of the most important deities in the eastern Mediterranean. Its cult statue is known only from coins. The statue was hidden in a gold covered shrine. Ca 80 BC it was looted by the notorious Verres, Quaestor of Cilicia. M.T. Cicero included it in his inquiry after Verres' misdeeds in 79 BC (see Cicero 'In C. Verrem'). No remnants of the famous temple have been found.
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Perge (AD 253-268) AE 29 - Gallienus120 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE29 - 10 Assaria (16.52g, 12h). Laureate and draped bust right; I (mark of value) before / Hephaistos seated right, holding hammer and shield set on knee. VF, green patina, minor roughness. Rare and interesting type. Ex Wagner Coll.
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Perge (AD 253-268) AE 29 - Gallienus100 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE29 (14.14g). ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΠΟΛΙ ΓΑΛΛΙΗΝΟC CЄΒ, laureate, draped and radiate bust right, I before / ΠЄΡΓΑΙ-ΩΝ, Zeus with patera and scepter enthroned to left. Rough surfaces, GVF.
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Perge (AD 253-268) AE 29 - Gallienus33 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE29 (14.45g). ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΠΟΛΙ ΓΑΛΛΙΗΝΟC CЄΒ, laureate, draped and radiate bust right, I before / ΠЄΡ ΓΑΙΩΝ, Elpis advancing left, holding flower and raising hem of skirt. Olive green patina, VF. Franke coll.
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Perge (AD 253-268) AE 30 - Gallienus207 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE30 - 10 Assaria (14.14g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; I before / ΠΕΡ-ΓΑΙ-ΩΝ, three money bags on chest. VF, green and brown patina, minor roughness. Drewry Coll.
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Perge (AD 253-268) AE 30 - Gallienus206 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE30 - 10 Assaria (17.81g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; I before / ΠΕΡΓΑΙΑC ΑΡΤΕΜΙΔΟ-C, statue of Artemis between two torches within distyle temple. Near VF, dark green patina, usual roughness for this mint.
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Perge (AD 253-268) AE 30 - Gallienus299 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE30 - 10 Assaria (15.47g). Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; star above, I before / ΠΕΡΓΑΙΑ-C ΑΡ[ΤΕΜΙΔΟ]C around, ΑCVΛΟV in exergue, statue of Artemis with crescent and star above within distyle temple. VF, green patina. Drewry Coll.; Ex Schulman (9/1973), lot 457.
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Perge (AD 253-268) AE 30 - Gallienus103 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE30 - Decassarion (14.47g, 1h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; I (mark of value) to right / Tyche Soterios (Fortuna Redux) standing left. Good VF, dark brown patina.
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Perge (AD 253-268) AE 32 - Gallienus261 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE32 - 10 Assaria (14.41g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; I before / ΠΕΡΓ−ΑΙΩΝ, Pan seated left on rock, playing syrinx and holding pedum. Near VF, brown surfaces, usual roughness, edge flaw. Drewry Coll.
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Perge (AD 253-268) AE 32 - Gallienus37 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE32 (16.88g). KAI ΠO ΛI ΓAΛΛHNOC CЄB, laureate and draped bust right, I before / ΠЄPΓAIΩN A NЄΩKOPΩN, uncertain figure (Serapis?) holding hand to air and transverse scepter, flanked by two standards. Rare. VF.
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Perge (AD 253-268) AE 33 - Gallienus307 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE33 (17.86g) ΠΕΡΓΑΙΩΝ
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Perge (AD 253-268) AE 34 – Gallienus & Salonina348 viewsGallienus, with Salonina, 253-268 AD. AE34 - Decassarion (21.09g, 5h). Struck during the 260th or 261st Olympiad (261-268 AD). Diademed and draped bust of Salonina right, and radiate and draped bust of Gallienus left, vis-à-vis; I (mark of value) between / Prize crown with palm fronds set on table; crown inscribed OΛVM/ΠIA; table inscribed AVΓOVCTIA; ЄIC/AΓΩN in two lines below. VF, mottled red-brown patina. Rare. Ex Wagner Coll.

From the inscription on the prize crown, this coin was struck to commemorate a victory achieved by athletes from Perge in a series of games. The question is to what games do the rev. inscriptions refer? The table inscription possibly cites the great Augusteian-Italian-Roman Games, instituted in 2 BC and held every four years (cf. P. Lond. III 1178, ll. 37-83). The prize crown inscription only seems to complicate the issue. Either it is meant to be taken in connection with the table inscription, and thus the whole may refer to the composite games known as the Augusteia Hadriana Olympia, games known elsewhere in Asia Minor, or the inscription may more likely refer specifically to the panhellenic Olympic Games, held at Olympia every four years since 776 BC.
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Perge (AD 253-268) AE 35 – Gallienus & Salonina183 viewsGallienus, with Salonina, 253-268 AD. AE35 - 10 Assaria (28.47g, 6h). Diademed and draped bust of Salonina right, vis-à-vis radiate and draped bust of Gallienus left; I (mark of value) between / Tyche seated left, holding cult idol of Artemis Pergaia and cornucopia; wreath in exergue. Near VF, rough dark brown patina, cleaning scratches in fields.
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Perge (AD 254-268) AE 28 - Salonina144 viewsSalonina, Augusta, 254-268 AD. AE28 - 10 Assaria (14.62g, 7h). Diademed and draped bust right, crescent at shoulders; I (mark of value) before / Zeus seated right, holding scepter and phiale. VF, green patina. Ex Righetti Coll., 9011.
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Perge (AD 254-268) AE 29 - Salonina206 viewsSalonina, 254-268 AD. AE29 (11.94g) Diademed bust on crescent R / Zeus seated R with long scepter. Nice very fine.
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Perge (AD 254-268) AE 29 - Salonina149 viewsSalonina, wife of Gallienus, 254-268 AD. AE29 (13.86g). KOPNHΛA CAΛΩNINA CЄB, diademed head on crescent right; I before / ΠΕΡ ΓΑΙ ΩΝ, three purses resting atop a money chest. Nice very fine.
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Perge (AD 254-268) AE 29 - Salonina109 viewsSalonina, Augusta, 254-268 AD. AE29 / 10 Assaria (15.83g, 6h). Draped bust right, wearing stephane, set on crescent; I (mark of value) before / Galley with six oarsmen right, guberntor between two signa at stern; Nike seated left on prow. VF, grayish-green patina, rough surfaecs. Ex. Clarence & Helen Zaar Maritime Coll.
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Perge (AD 254-268) AE 30 - Salonina74 viewsSalonina, Augusta, 254-268 AD. AE30 - Decassarion (16.75g, 12h). Draped bust right, wearing stephane, set on crescent; I (mark of value) before / Pan seated left on rocks, playing flute and holding lagobolon. VF, green patina, scrape across obverse. Group CEM. Ex Lanz 30 (11/1984), lot 797.
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Perge (AD 254-268) AE 31 - Salonina79 viewsSalonina, Augusta, 254-268 AD. AE31 - Decassarion (16.39g, 6h). Draped bust right, wearing stephane, set on crescent; I (mark of value) before / Cult image of Artemis Pergaia, flanked by star and crescent, within distyle temple with A in pediment. VF, green patina, light roughness. Group CEM.
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Perge (AD 254-268) AE 32 - Salonina192 viewsSalonina, 254-268 AD. AE32 (18.58g). KOPNHΛIA CAΛΩNINA CЄBA, draped bust on crescent, I to right / ΠЄPΓAIAC APTЄMIΔOC ACVΛOV, Artemis hunting right. Dark green patina, VF.
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Perge (AD 254-268) AE 32 - Salonina104 viewsSalonina, Augusta, 254-268 AD. AE32 - 10 Assaria (17.83g, 12h). Draped bust right, wearing stephane, set on crescent; I (mark of value) before / Hephaestus seated right, holding hammer and shield set on knee. Near VF, brown patina with some reddish highlights, typical light roughness.
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Perge (AD 254-268) AE30 - Salonina300 viewsSalonina, wife of Gallienus, Augusta, 254-268 AD. AE30 - 10 Assaria (15.78g). Diademed and draped bust right, resting on a crescent; I before / ΠΕΡ-ΓΑ-IΩN, Hermes and Herakles standing left; Hermes holding purse, Herakles holding club and lion’s skin. VF, brown patina, usual roughness for this mint.
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Perge (AD 254-268) AE31 - Salonina160 viewsSalonina, wife of Gallienus, Augusta, 254-268 AD. AE31 - 10 Assaria (31mm, 16.62g). Diademed and draped bust right; I before / ΠΕΡΓΑ-IΩN, Zeus seated right, holding sceptre and patera. VF, dark green patina.
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Perge (AD 256-258) AE 30 - Valerian II201 viewsValerian II, 255-258 AD. AE30 (18.22g). ΠΟΥ ΛΙΚ ΚΟΡ ΟΥΑΛЄΡΙΑΝΟΝ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, I in right field / ΠЄΡΓΑΙΑΣ ΑΡΤЄΜΙ ΔΟΣ, distyle temple with cult statue of Artemis Pergaias inscribed ACYΛOY on pedestal. Rare. Red brown patina, very fine.
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Perge (AD 258-260) AE 31 - Saloninus182 viewsSaloninus, 258-260 AD. AE31 (19.94g). Laureate and draped bust r., eagle below bust, A before / Zeus Nikephoros seated left holding scepter, in right field right. About very fine.
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Perge (AD 270-275) AE 27 - Aurelian227 viewsAurelian, 270-275 AD. AE27 (13.77g). Laureate and cuirassed bust right / Cult-statue of Artemis Perga in distyle temple. Minot porosity, very fine.
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Perge (AD 270-275) AE 27 - Aurelian108 viewsAurelian, 270-275 AD. AE27 - 10 Assaria (14.06g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind; I before / Cult statue of Artemis of Perga, flanked by star and crescent, within distyle temple; Δ in pediment. VF, dark grayish-green patina with some earthen highlights. Rare.

By the time of Aurelian, the minting of provincial bronzes had all but ceased outside of Alexandria, being limited to a handful of mints in Pisidia and Pamphylia. Under Aurelian's successor Tacitus, almost 300 years of the minting of provincial bronze coinages comes to an end with a final issue from Perga.
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Perge (AD 275-276) AE 33 - Tacitus183 viewsTacitus, 275-276 AD. AE33 (22.61g). ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ Μ Κ Λ ΤΑΚΙΤΟΝ, laureate and cuirassed bust right / ΠЄΡΓΑΙΩΝ[...] Ν ΜΗΤΡΟ/ΠΟΛΗΤΩΝ, Tyche to left, Cult statue of Artemis Ephesia to right. Extremely rare. Good fine. Ex M&M Deutschland, 29 (2008), 2662.
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