Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Isinda (AD 0-100) AE 15330 viewsAutonomous, 1st cent AD. AE15 (2.06g). Laureate head of Artemis right / ΙΣΙΝ within laurel wreath. Dark green patina, aEF. Rare. Righetti coll.
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Isinda (AD 200-300) AE 20249 viewsunder Roman rule, 3rd cent AD. AE20 (4.30g). Laureate head of bearded Zeus right / ICI-N-DE/WN, horseman galloping right, wearing helmet, spear in right hand; snake below. Dark olive-green patina, VF. Gutknecht coll.
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Isinda (AD 218-224) AE 25 - Julia Maesa22 viewsJulia Maesa, 218-224 AD. AE25 (8.22g). Dated RY 4 (221/222 AD). IOYΛIA MAЄCAM CЄ, draped bust right / ICIN/ΔЄΩN, to left, Tyche standing front, head right, holding cornucopiae and rudder; to right, Hermes standing left, holding kerykeion and purse; beteen, date ЄT / Δ. Very rare. VF.

Isinda was one of the few cities in Asia Minor other than Caesarea to date its coins by regnal years.
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Isinda (AD 221-222) AE 27 - Severus Alexander253 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD, as Caesar under Elagabal. AE27 (11.22g), struck ca 221-222 AD. Draped, beardless bust right / ICIN/ΔEΩN, draped, bearded bust of Sarapis with modius right, draped bust of Isis with oak wreath left. Olive-green patina with red highlights, VF. Very rare, von Aulock counts only 2 other examples. Righetti coll.
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Isinda (AD 235-268) AE 22184 viewsImperial Times, 3rd century AD. AE22 (5.09g). Head Zeus right / ΙΣΙΝΔΕΩΝ, Hermes holding caduceus and purse seated on cippus. Black patina, very fine.
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Isinda (AD 241-244) AE 22 - Tranquillina229 viewsTranquillina, Augusta, 241-244 AD. AE22 (7.67g, 12h), struck 241-244 AD. Draped bust right; crescent behind / Tyche Soterios (Fortuna Redux) standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. Good VF, green patina with earthen overtones. Rare. Ex Lagrange Coll.
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Isinda (AD 244-249) AE 43 - Philip I309 viewsPhilip I, 244-249 AD. AE43 - Medaillon (41.39g). AVT KAI MAP IOV CЄOVH ΦIΛIPPOC CЄ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; below, globe in between two branches / ICINΔЄΩN EΦECIΩN / OMONOIA, bearded local hero with spear entwined by snake clasping hands with cult statue of Artemis Ephesia. Exremely rare. Unpublished. Beautiful dark green patina, good very fine.

This coin being the only proof of an before unknown alliance (homonoia) connection in between Isinda and Ephesos. The inhabitans of Isinda traced their origins back to Ionia. Other contemporary coins propagate (Aulock, Pisidien Nr. 868ff.) their Ionian descent. On the reverse of our coin, the local hero is clasping hands with the cult statue of Artemis Ephesia. This hero from which no name is known is normally depicted on horseback, also always accompanied by snake. Where the hero might have been described as “the snakekiller” our coin makes this impossible as here the snake is peacefully entwining the hero’s staff. Hans von Aulock was right to describe the animal as a local protective deity. The serpent staff reminds of the Asklepios staff so it is save to assume that our local deity must have been a heeling god.
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Isinda (AD 249-251) AE 20 - Trajan Decius198 viewsTrajan Decius, 249-251 AD. AE20 (4.72g). A K Γ M KV TPAI ΔEKION CЄ, laureate head right / ICINΔЄΩN, foot. Green patina, very fine.
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Isinda (AD 249-251) AE 40 - Trajan Decius75 viewsTrajan Decius, 249-251 AD. AE40 (25.37 g, 4h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Decius right / Bareheaded and draped bust of Demos right, stroking his beard with his fingers. Fine, rough brown surfaces, flan split at edge. Very rare, only one specimen cited in von Aulock. Ex Frederick Coll.

Hecht (p. 33) notes: “The bald and bearded philosopher portrait used for the Demos of Isinda was probably inspired by the portrait of Aratos on the imperial coins of not too distant Pompeiopolis.”
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Isinda (AD 251-253) AE 22 - Volusian123 viewsVolusian, 251-253 AD. AE22 (8.50g). Vs.: Α Κ Γ ΟΥ ΑΦ ΓΑ ΟΥΟΛCΑΝΟΝ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΙCΙΝ-ΔЄΩΝ, Nemesis, griffin before. Dark patina, VF.
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Isinda (AD 251-253) AE 32 - Trebonianus Gallus206 viewsTrebonianus Gallus, 251-253 AD. AE32 (18.95g) Laureate bust right / Mounted warrior charging right. Fine.
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Isinda (AD 253-260) AE 26 - Valerian I109 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE26 (10.19g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Goddess seated right, holding swaddled infant; coiled serpent to right. Good VF, sandy green patina.
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Isinda (AD 253-268) AE 21 - Gallienus46 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE21 (5.85g, 12h). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Tyche standing facing, head left, holding rudder and cornucopia. VF, rough brown surfaces. Ex Frederick coll.
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Isinda (BC 25) AE 15244 viewstime of Augustus, after 25 BC. Head of Artemis right / ΙΣ-ΙΝ, ear of corn with two leaves.
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Isinda (BC 25) AE 20219 viewstime of Augustus, after 25 BC. Head of Artemis right / ΙΣ-ΙΝ, sword in sheath. Green patina, VF.
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Isinda (BC 36-25) AE 15123 views2nd-1st century BC. AE15 (3.33g). Head of Artemis right, quiver over shoulder / ΙΣΙΝ, Macedonian helmet right; Γ to right. gVF.
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Isinda (BC 36-25) AE 1529 viewsEra of Amyntas?, 36-25 BC. AE15 (3.61g). Head of Artemis right, quiver over shoulder / ΙΣΙΝ, Macedonian helmet right; A to right. VF.
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Isinda (BC 100-0) AE 19227 views1st century BC. AE19 (5.66g). Laureate head of bearded Zeus right / Horseman galloping right, wearing helmet, spear in right hand; IB (= year 12 of local era) to left, ΙΣΙΝ below. Dark brown patina, VF. Unique variant? (rider has spear in lowered right hand, and there are no letters or snake). Gutknecht coll.
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Isinda (BC 100-0) AE 20572 viewsca 1st century BC. AE20 (7.23g). Laureate head of Zeus right / Horseman right; C to left, ΙΣΙΝ and coiled snake below. VF, brown patina, some tan high points.
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Isinda (BC 100-0) AE 20251 views1st century BC. AE20 (4.49g). Laureate head of bearded Zeus right / Horseman galloping right, spear in right hand; IB (= year 12 of local era) to left, snake and ΙΣΙΝ below. Dark olive-green patina, gVF/VF. Gutknecht coll.
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Isinda (BC 100-0) AE 20350 views2nd-1st century BC. AE19 (6.28g), dated year 5. Laureate head of Zeus right / Horseman galloping right, spearing serpent; E (date) behind. Drewry Coll.; Ex Lindgren Coll.
     
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