Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Etenna (AD 161-180) AE 20 - Marcus Aurelius119 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE20 (3.24g). AV KAI MA AVP ANTW, laureate head right / ETENNEΩN; male figure standing facing, head right, raising right hand behind head; sheep to left.
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Etenna (AD 161-180) AE 23 - Marcus Aurelius344 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE23 (10.50g, 6h). Laureate and draped bust right, seen from behind / Demeter standing left, holding two torches pointed downwards. Near VF, dark greenish-brown patina with some areas of red, irregular flan. Ex J.P. Righetti Coll. 10874.
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Etenna (AD 175) AE 25 - Faustina II250 viewsFaustina II, died 175 AD. AE25 (7.27g). Draped bust with chignon left / ЄTЄN NЄΩN, Hera in chiton and peplos standing frontal, head with stephane left; holding scepter in right hand. Green patina, gVF/VF. Rare. Righetti coll.
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Etenna (AD 193-211) AE 32 - Septimius Severus166 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE32 (19.74g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Cult monument decorated with five facing busts, flanked by a statue of Hercules, holding patera, lion skin, and club to the left and a statue of a bearded male figure, holding patera and uncertain object to the right, each set on base. VF, brown patina, minor roughness. Very rare, only two known to von Aulock.

The exact nature of the unusual monument on the reverse, which serves as a recurring type on the coinage of Etenna, is uncertain. While some coins show an abstract design on the face of the monument (see, for example, von Aulock 588) others clearly show a series of facing busts (as on the current coin). We might suppose that this was a pantheistic monument honoring the principal deities of Etenna.
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Etenna (AD 193-211) AE 33 - Septimius Severus208 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE33 (16.83g). AVK Λ CEΠ CЄOV HPOC ΠЄPT, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ЄTЄN NЄΩN, Tyche seated right on cista, before her a second cista. Unpublished. Good very fine.
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Etenna (AD 193-217) AE - Julia Domna249 viewsJulia Domna, 193-217 AD. AE (8.97g). ΙΟVΛΙΑ ΔΟΜΝΑ CΕΒΑCΤΗ, draped bust right / ЄTЄN NЄΩN, Hera stadning left, holding scepter. Dark green patina, VF-EF. Ex Lanz 54 (1990), lot 709.
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Etenna (AD 193-217) AE 25 - Julia Domna253 viewsJulia Domna, 193-217 AD. AE25 (8.94g). IOVΛIA ΔOMNA CЄBACTH, draped bust right / ЄTЄNNЄΩN, Demeter standing left, holding two lowered torches; snake to left, cista to right. Dark green patina, VF.
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Etenna (AD 198-209) AE 19 - Geta200 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 198-209 AD. AE19 (4.49g, 5h). Bare head right / Nemesis standing left, drawing drapery from shoulder, holding rod; wheel at feet to left. Near VF, black patina, some roughness, light deposits.
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Etenna (AD 198-217) AE 31 - Caracalla197 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE31 (18.14g, 6h). AV KAI M AVPHΛIOC ANTΩNЄINO, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / ЄTЄ N NЄΩN, nymph standing facing, head left, with arms and legs crossed; amphora to left; coiled serpent behind; to right, male figure standing facing placing hand to head; at feet to left, ovine standing left. Good VF, brown patina. Group CEM.
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Etenna (AD 218-222) AE 24 - Julia Soaemias121 viewsJulia Soaemias, Augusta, 218-222 AD. AE24 (9.92g, 6h). Draped bust right / Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. Dark patina, EF/VF.
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Etenna (AD 218-222) AE 30 - Julia Soaemias178 viewsJulia Soaemias, Augusta, 218-222 AD. AE30 (12.05g, 6h). Draped bust right / Nymph advancing right, head left, being attacked by serpent; to right, male youth standing facing, raising right hand toward head, accompanied by dog. Good VF, green patina. Extremely rare. From Group CEM.

Von Aulock knew of only two coins of Soaemias from Etenna, both from the same obverse die, which was also used to strike coins for Side in Pamphylia (see SNG von Aulock 4823).
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Etenna (AD 218-225) AE 31 - Julia Maesa249 viewsJulia Maesa, Augusta, 218-224/5 AD. AE31 (18.26g, 6h). IOVΛIA MAICA CЄB, draped bust right / Є-TЄ-N-N-ЄΩN, cult monument with relief decoration, flanked by a statue of Hercules, holding patera, lion skin, and club to the left and a statue of a bearded male figure, holding patera and uncertain object to the right, each set on base. EF, green patina with earthen highlights. Extremely rare, only two known to von Aulock.

The exact nature of the unusual monument on the reverse, which serves as a recurring type on the coinage of Etenna, is uncertain. While some coins show an abstract design on the face of the monument (see, for example, von Aulock 588) others clearly show a series of facing busts (see especially von Aulock 541-2). We might suppose that this was a pantheistic monument honoring the principal deities of Etenna.
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Etenna (AD 219-220) AE 23 - Julia Paula152 viewsJulia Paula, Augusta, 219-220 AD. AE23 (7.75g, 6h). IOYΛ KOP ΠAVΛA CЄB, draped bust right, wearing stephane / ЄTЄN-N-ЄΩN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. Unpublished in the standard references. Near VF, dark green patina.

Von Aulock’s catalogue of Etenna (in Münzen und Städt Pisidens) records only two types for Julia Paula from Etenna, each of which he knew from only a single specimen. These are the recurring (yet frustratingly enigmatic) types of “female being attacked by serpent as while running past a young male accompanied by dog” for the larger denomination and “two nude males running in opposite directions” for the smaller. The current specimen belongs to the latter denomination.
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Etenna (AD 222-235) AE 22 - Julia Mamaea5 viewsJulia Mamaea, Augusta, 222-235 AD. AE22 (10.85g). IOVΛIA MAMЄA CЄ, draped bust right / ЄTTЄNNЄΩN, Demeter standing left, holding torch in each hand; serpent-entwined cista mystica to right. Extremely rare. aVF.
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Etenna (AD 222-235) AE 22 - Severus Alexander175 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE22 (7.56g). ΑΥ Κ Μ ΑΥ[Ρ CΕΥΗ] ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟC CЄΒ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ЄΤЄΝΝЄΩΝ, two men with spears attacking each other. Very rare. Dark patina, gVF.
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Etenna (AD 222-235) AE 24 - Julia Mamaea120 viewsJulia Mamaea, Augusta, 222-235 AD. AE24 (8.25g, 12h). Draped bust right / ЄTЄNN ЄΩN, Nemesis standing left, drawing drapery from shoulder, holding rod; wheel at feet to left. Green patina, gVF.
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Etenna (AD 222-235) AE 26 - Julia Mamaea240 viewsJulia Mamaea, 222-235 AD. AE26 (11.07g). Draped bust right / ЄTЄN NЄΩN, naked man standing frontal, head right; right hand raised to his head, left hand petting goat or sheep standing right. Dark green patina, VF. Rare. Righetti coll.
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Etenna (AD 222-235) AE 28 - Severus Alexander260 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE28 (11.32g, 11h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Female figure standing right, looking left, holding serpent; before her, smaller male figure (shepherd or forest deity?) standing left, looking right, raising arm; at his side, sheep standing left. VF, pale green patina. Ex Wagner Coll.
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Etenna (AD 222-235) AE 32 - Severus Alexander209 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE32 (14.79g, 12h). Laureate bust right, slight drapery on far shoulder / Zeus seated right, holding scepter and branch. Fine, olive-green patina. Ex Alighieri Coll.
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Etenna (AD 222-235) AE 32 - Severus Alexander114 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE32 (16.63g, 6h). Laureate bust right, slight drapery on far shoulder / Zeus seated right, holding kerykeion and thunderbolt; eagle at feet to right. VF, greenish-brown patina, rough surfaces. Wagner Coll.
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Etenna (AD 235-238) AE 25 - Maximus279 viewsMaximus, Caesar, 235-238 AD. AE25 (8.74g). Draped, cuirassed and beardless bust right / ЄTЄN NЄΩN, Asklepios in himation standing frontal, head left; holding snake staff with right hand. Bown patina, gVF/VF. Rare. Righetti coll.
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Etenna (AD 235-238) AE 31 - Maximus224 viewsMaximus, as Caesar, 235-238 AD. AE31 (19.12g). Γ IOY OYH MAΞIMOC KAIC, draped and cuirassed bust right / [ЄTЄN]NЄΩN, lion right. Nice very fine with traces of silvering on obverse.
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Etenna (AD 235-238) AE 34 - Maximus76 viewsMaximus, as Caesar, 235-238 AD. AE34 (15.46g). Γ IOV OVH MAΞIMOC KAICЄ, draped and cuirassed bust right / ЄTЄNNЄΩN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. Very rare. nVF.
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Etenna (AD 241-244) AE 33 - Tranquillina212 viewsTranquillina, wife of Gordian III, 241-244 AD. AE33 (17.17g). CAB TPANKYΛΛЄINA, bust in stephane right / ЄTЄNNЄΩN, Tyche seated on rock to left. Minor roughness, very fine.
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Etenna (AD 249-251) AE 23 - Herennia Etruscilla69 viewsHerennia Etruscilla, Augusta, 249-251 AD. AE23 (7.26g). ЄΡЄΝΝΙΑ ΑΙΤΡΟVСΚΙΛΛΑ СЄ, draped bust right, wearing stephane / ЄTЄΝΝЄΩΝ, Apollo standing left, holding branch and resting hand upon serpent-entwined tripod. Very rare. VF.
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Etenna (AD 249-251) AE 31 - Trajan Decius187 viewsTrajan Decius, 249-251 AD. AE31 (11.31g, 1h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Ornate monument flanked by statues of Herakles and Decius(?) set on short columns. VF, green patina under earthen deposits, rough surfaces. Extremely rare and highly unusual. Alighieri Coll.

None of the standard references record any issues struck in the name of Decius from Etenna.
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Etenna (AD 251-253) AE 31 - Trebonianus Gallus115 viewsTrebonianus Gallus, 251-253 AD. AE31 (9.59g, 6h). AV KЄ(!) Γ OVIB TPЄB[...], laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / ЄTЄNNЄΩN, female figure being attacked by serpent advancing right, passing nude male youth accompanied by dog. Fine, green patina. Ex Frederick Coll.

A recurring type for Etenna depicting a local myth of unknown significance.
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Etenna (BC 100-0) AE263 viewsca 1st century BC. AE (1.59g). Female advancing right, holding snake, oenochoe behind / Curved knife, E-T. Green patina, VF.
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Etenna (BC 100-0) AE267 viewsca 1st century BC. AE (1.26g). Female advancing right, holding snake, oinochoe behind / Curved knife, ET-EN. Green patina, good VF.
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Etenna (BC 100-0) AE 12177 views1st century BC. AE12 (1.45g, 12h). Nymph advancing right, struggling with serpent, jug lying to left / E–T flanking sickle-shaped knife. Good VF, green patina.
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Etenna (BC 100-0) AE 1278 views1st century AD. AE12 (1.47g). Coiled snake / E-T, sickle-shaped knife. Rare. VF.
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Etenna (BC 100-0) AE 1282 views1st century BC. AE12 (1.54g). Thunderbold / E-T, sickle-shaped knife. Unpublished type. gF.
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Etenna (BC 100-0) AE 15348 views1st century BC. AE15 (2.16g). Two naked men attacking each other with sickles / ET-EN, Nymph in long dress being attacked by snake; jug lying to left. Dark brown patina, gVF. Gutknecht coll.
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Etenna (BC 100-0) AE 15376 views1st century BC. AE15 (2.28g). Nymph in long chiton standing right, holding snake; jug lying to left / ET-EN, sickle. Green patina, gVF. Gutknecht coll.
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Etenna (BC 100-0) AE 18283 views1st century BC. AE18 (4.52g). Two naked men attacking each other with sickles / ET-EN, Nymph in long dress being attacked by snake; jug lying to left. Olive-brown patina, gVF. Righetti Coll.
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Etenna (BC 100-0) AE 18347 viewsca 1st century BC. AE18 (4.25g). Two men standing side by side, the first holding double-axe, the second holding curved knife / Female figure advancing right; coiled snake before her. Nice VF, dark green patina with lighter background. Freedman Coll.
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Etenna (BC 100-0) AE 19759 viewsca 1st century BC. AE19 (5.20g). Two men attacking each other with sickles / Nymph/heroine (Etenna) advancing left, being attacked by snake; jug behind, ET-EN. Attractive very fine.
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Etenna (BC 300-200) Obol501 views3rd century BC. AR Obol (0.61g, 6h). Facing gorgoneion / Curved knife. VF, toned. Extremely rare, one of only three known, the others in museum collections (Paris and Munich).
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Etenna (BC 400-300) Obol434 viewsca 4th century BC. AR Obol (0.60g). Head of gorgoneion? (or Apollo) facing / curved knife. aVF. Rare.
 
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