Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Selge (AD 117-138) AE 18 - Hadrian227 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE18 (5.2g). ΗΑΔΡΙΑΝ ΚΑΙCAP, laureate bust right / CEΛΓΕΩΝ, thunderbolt, bow with stag heads on top. Very Fine.
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Selge (AD 117-138) AE 19 - Hadrian118 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE19 (3.87g). ΑΔΡΙΑΝ ΚΑΙCAP, laureate bust right; countermark, triskeles or trinakria / CЄΛΓЄΩΝ, thunderbolt, bow with stag heads on top. Almost VF.
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Selge (AD 117-138) AE 25 - Hadrian580 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE25 (9.25g). Laureate, draped bust right / CEΛ-ΓEΩN; holy trees on platform. Interesting. Very fine.
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Selge (AD 138-161) AE 14 - Antoninus Pius151 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE14 (1.95g). ANTWNEINOC KAICAP; laureate head left / CEΛΓEΩN; club and bow.
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Selge (AD 138-161) AE 14 - Antoninus Pius5 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE14 (1.65g). Laureate head right / Club. Nice green patina, VF.
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Selge (AD 139-161) AE 18 - Marcus Aurelius108 viewsMarcus Aurelius, as Caesar, 139-161 AD. AE18 (4.13g, 6h). BHPOC KAI, bare head right / Thunderbolt; bow to left. VF, earthen brown patina.
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Selge (AD 147-176) AE - Faustina II235 viewsFaustina II, 147-176 AD. AE (2.06g). FAU SE, draped bust right / ΣΕΛΓ, shield with rosette. Dark green patina, VF.
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Selge (AD 147-176) AE 13 - Faustina II97 viewsFaustina II, 147-176 AD. AE13 (2.53g). ΦAV CЄ, draped bust left / CЄΛΓЄ, cornucopia. Dark green patina, VF. Franke coll.
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Selge (AD 147-176) AE 15 - Faustina II275 viewsFaustina II, 147-176 AD. AE15 (3.04g). FAU SE, draped bust R / ΣΕΛΓΕ, shield with rosette. Green patina, VF.
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Selge (AD 166-180) AE 25 - Commodus243 viewsCommodus, as Caesar, 166-180 AD. AE25 (8.69g). ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙΣΑΡΑ ΚΟΜΟΔΟΣ, cuirassed and draped bust right / ΣЄΛΓЄΩΝ, Tyche with rudder and cornucopiae. Dark green patina. Extremely fine.
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Selge (AD 193-211) AE 24 - Septimius Severus180 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE24 (9.90g). ΑΥ Κ Λ C CЄΟΥΗΡΟC ΠЄ, laureate and draped bust right / CЄΛΓЄΩΝ, holy trees on platform. Rare. Dark patina, VF.
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Selge (AD 193-211) AE 34 - Septimius Severus165 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE34 (24.81g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Athena standing left, holding spear and shield; at feet to left, coiled serpent right. Good VF, black-green patina, minor smoothing in fields. From Group CEM. Ex Gorny & Mosch 71 (5/1995), lot 709.
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Selge (AD 193-217) AE 16 - Julia Domna286 viewsJulia Domna, 193-217 AD. AE16 (3.88g). IOVΛIA CЄBACTH, draped bust right / CЄΛΓЄΩN, Nike with wreath and palm branch left. Unpublished (?). Beautiful dark green patina, EF.
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Selge (AD 198-217) AE 18 - Caracalla243 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE18 (3.58g). Laureate head right / CΕΛΓΕΩΝ, Artemis in short chiton standing facing, head right, holding bow in outstretched left hand, with the right reaching into quiver. Good style, fine green patina, EF.
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Selge (AD 209-211) AE 19 - Geta207 viewsGeta, 209-211 AD. AE19 (3.34g). Bare head right / Hygeiea standing right, holding serpent. Good fine.
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Selge (AD 209-212) AE 16 - Geta225 viewsGeta, 209-212 AD. AE16 (4.13g). AV K - CE ΓETAC, bearded, laureate head right / CEΛ-ΓEΩN, Dionysos standing left, wearing nebris and boots, holding kantharos in right hand and resting left hand on knobby thyrsos decorated with Styrax leaves(!). Very rare, VF, dark green patina. Hoeft coll. Unpublished?

Here, the thyrsos is obviously decorated with Styrax! Selge was the center of the Styrax production and so it's an understandable hint to its main product. I think this depiction is unique.
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Selge (AD 222-235) AE 12 - Severus Alexander31 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235. AE12 (2.37g, 6h). AVT K M AVR [CEV AΛEΞANΔPOC CEB], laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / CEΛΓEΩN, cult idol of Artemis Pergaia, flanked by star and crescent, within distyle temple. aVF.
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Selge (AD 222-235) AE 18 - Julia Mamaea115 viewsJulia Mamaea, Augusta, 222-235 AD. AE18 (3.87g, 12h). Draped bust right, wearing stephane / Artemis standing right between two trees, drawing arrow from quiver and holding bow; to left, stag standing left, head right. VF, green patina. Group CEM.
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Selge (AD 222-235) AE 24 - Julia Mamaea251 viewsJulia Mamaea, mother of Severus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE24 (11.12g). Draped bust right; countermark: triangle / CΕΛΓΕΩΝ, two naked wrestlers grappling. Dark brown patina, VF. Unpublished?
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Selge (AD 222-235) AE 24 - Julia Mamaea339 viewsJulia Mamaea, 222-235 AD. AE24 (6.78g). IOV MAMAЄAN CЄB, draped and diademed bust right / CЄΛΓЄΩN, holy trees on platform. Black patina, gVF.
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Selge (AD 222-235) AE 24 - Severus Alexander11 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE24 (5.60g). AV K M AVP CЄOV AΛЄΞANΔPOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / CЄΛΓЄΩN low base with two altars and two sacred trees. Very rare. aVF.
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Selge (AD 222-235) AE 25 - Julia Mamaea90 viewsJulia Mamaea, Augusta, 222-235 AD. AE25 (8.12g). Diademed and draped bust right / Jupiter seated left, holding Nike and sceptre; eagle at feet left. VF, dark green, almost black, patina. Seeger Coll.; Ex Hans von Aulock Coll., 3510.
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Selge (AD 222-235) AE 25 - Severus Alexander100 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE25 (9.36g). Laureate and cuirassed bust right / Apollo standing left, holding laurel-branch, resting elbow on tripod. Good VF, dark green-brown patina.
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Selge (AD 222-235) AE 25 - Severus Alexander111 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE25 (8.03g, 5h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind; countermark: Δ / Low base with two altars and two sacred trees. VF, green patina.
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Selge (AD 222-235) AE 30 - Severus Alexander145 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE30 (15.66g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind; countermark: H / Helios standing facing, head right, holding torch; to right, Selene standing left, raising hand to mouth and holding torch. VF, dark green patina, light porosity.
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Selge (AD 222-235) AE 31 - Severus Alexander265 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE31 (9.97g). AVT K M AVP CЄOV AΛЄΞANΔPOC, draped and laureate bust right / CЄΛΓЄΩN, holy trees on platform. Rare. Dark green patina, VF.
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Selge (AD 222-235) AE 34 - Julia Mamaea165 viewsJulia Mamaea, Augusta, 222-235 AD. AE34 (20.49g, 6h). IOV • MAMЄ AN • CЄB •, draped bust right, wearing stephane / CЄΛ ΓЄΩN, Tyche Soterios (Fortuna Redux) standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. Good VF, green patina. From Group CEM. Ex Tkalec (10/1994), lot 265.
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Selge (AD 244-249) AE 24 - Otacilia Severa218 viewsOtacilia Severa, wife of Philip I, Augusta, 244-249 AD. AE24 (7.72g). Diademed and draped bust right, resting on a crescent; c/m: D / Athena standing lerft, holding Nike and spear; shield at her side. VF, brown patina. From the Ian Roper Collection.
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Selge (AD 249-251) AE 18 Herennia Etruscilla234 viewsHerennia Etruscilla, 249 - 251 AD. AE18 (3.20g). Draped bust right / Tyche standing left.
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Selge (AD 249-251) AE 24 - Herennia Etruscilla134 viewsHerennia Etruscilla, Augusta, 249-251 AD. AE24 (4.95g, 1h). Diademed and draped bust of Herennia Etruscilla to right set on crescent / Low podium supporting two altars and two sacred trees. Extremely Rare. Beautiful glossy green patina. Near EF.
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Selge (AD 249-251) AE 32 - Trajanus Decius1393 viewsHomonoia with Sparta. Trajanus Decius, 249-251 AD. AE32 (14.71g). AV KAI ΓA ME KV TPA ΔEKION EVC CE; radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / CEΛΓEΩN ΛAKEΔAIMONIΩN OMONOIA; Helmeted Athena left, holding shield and spear; to the right, Heracles holding club and chlamys. Rare and interesting. Rough, very fine.
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Selge (AD 251) AE 24 - Hostilian245 viewsHostilian, ca 251 AD. AE24 (6.46g). Draped, cuirassed bust right / CΕΛΓΕΩΝ, Nemesis in long dress standing facing, head left; griffin at feet springing left.
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Selge (AD 251-253) AE 18 - Volusian236 viewsVolusian, 253-268 AD. AE18 (4.1g). Laureate and draped bust of Volusian right / Tyche standing left, turreted, holding cornucopia and scepter. A very nice quality bronze that is seldom seen. Ex Colosseum.
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Selge (AD 254-268) AE 22 - Salonina216 viewsSalonina, Augusta, 254-268 AD. AE22 - 3 Assaria (5.51g, 1h). Diademed and draped bust right resting on crescent; Γ (mark of value) before / Cult statue of Artemis of Perge, crescent and star above; all within distyle temple. Fine, brown surfaces. Ex Righetti Coll. 8928.
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Selge (AD 254-268) AE 23 - Salonina27 viewsSalonina, Augusta, 254-268 AD. AE23 - Triassarion (6.58g). KOPNHΛIAN CAΛωNINAN AVΓ / CЄB Γ, draped bust right, wearing stephane and set upon crescent / CЄΛΓЄΩN, platform surmounted by two altars with two styrax trees; thunderbolt to left, club to right. aVF.
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Selge (AD 270-275) AE 36 - Aurelian312 viewsAurelian, 270-275 AD. AE36 - 12 Assaria (21.60g). Radiate and cuirassed bust right; globe below, IB to right / Athena advancing left, holding spear entwined with serpent and large shield; jug at feet, olive tree to right. Nice VF, green patina, some minor doubling.
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Selge (BC 200-0) AE258 viewsca 2nd-1st century BC. AE (1.79g). Σ-Ε, spearhead / Σ-Ε-Λ, thunderbolt.
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Selge (BC 200-0) AE272 viewsca 2nd-1st cent BC. AE (2.21g). Round shield with ΠΟ monogram in center / Head of Athena right, wearing Attic helmet. Green patina, VF.
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Selge (BC 200-0) AE 10148 viewsca 200-0 BC. AE10 (1.39g). Shield / Σ-E, flanking spearhead. Very fine.
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Selge (BC 200-0) AE 11296 viewsca 2nd-1st cent BC. AE11 (1.55g). Round shield with ΠΟ monogram in center / Triskeles within dotted circle. VF/EF. Rare.
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Selge (BC 200-0) AE 12342 views2nd-1st century BC. AE12 (2.37g, 1h). Head of Herakles right / Σ-Ε-Λ, thunderbolt, bow with griffin head on top to right. Near EF, attractive brown patina. Popken Coll.
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Selge (BC 200-0) AE 13316 views2nd-1st cent BC. AE13 (1.86g). Draped bust of bearded Herakles facing, club behind shoulder / ΣΕ-Λ, forepart of stag right, head left. Dark green patina, aEF. Gutknecht coll.
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Selge (BC 200-0) AE 13349 views2nd-1st cent BC. AE13 (2.72g). Three-quarter facing head of Herakles wreathed with styrax, head turned slightly right, lion-skin around neck, club over shoulder / ΣΕ-Λ, stag kneeling right, head left. Good VF, dark green patina, some minor roughness on the reverse. David Herman Coll.
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Selge (BC 200-0) AE 13356 viewsca 2nd-1st century BC. AE13 (2.78g). Laureate head of Herakles right, club over shoulder / Σ-Ε-Λ, thunderbolt, bow to right, amphora (?) above. VF, brown patina.
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Selge (BC 200-0) AE 15250 views2nd-1st cent BC. AE15 (2.57g). Head of bearded Herakles right, K to right / Winged thunderbolt, CΕΛΓΕ below, bow above. Brown patina, VF. Rare variant. Gutknecht coll.
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Selge (BC 200-0) AE 15297 views2nd-1st century BC. AE15 (2.77g, 10h). Laureate and bearded head of Herakles facing, lion-skin around neck; club to left / CΕΛ, forepart of stag right, head left. Good VF, dark green patina. Herman Coll.
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Selge (BC 200-0) AE 16265 viewsca 2nd-1st cent BC. AE16 (5.12g). Round shield with ΠΟ monogram in center / Head of Athena right, wearing Attic helmet. Green patina, VF.
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Selge (BC 200-0) Hemidrachm242 views2nd-1st century BC. AR Hemidrachm (13mm, 1.76g, 12h). Diademed head of Herakles right, club at shoulder / Artemis advancing right, holding torch with both hands; ΙΔ to right. VF, toned.
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Selge (BC 200-0) Triobol449 viewsca 2nd-1st cent BC. AR Triobol (2.20g). Head of Herakles facing, club to left / ΣΕΛΓΕΩΝ, club, plant in pot, bucranium? in field to right. VF. Rare.
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Selge (BC 200-0) Triobol344 views2nd-1st century BC. AR Triobol (2.41g, 12h). Laureate and bearded head of Herakles facing slightly right, lion-skin around neck; club to left / Upright club and sacred tree on altar; bucranium to right. Near EF. Herman Coll.
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Selge (BC 210-170) Hemistater?236 viewsca 200 BC. AR Hemistater? (18mm, 4.68g, 12h). Head of bearded Herakles right / Artemis advancing right, holding torch in hands; ΣΕΛΓΕΩΝ to left, IΔ to right. VF. Rare.
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Selge (BC 250-190) Hemiobol259 viewsca 250-190 BC. AR Hemiobol (6mm, 0.45g). Facing female head / Lion's head right; small astragalos left. VF, toned. David Herman Coll.
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Selge (BC 250-190) Hemiobol294 viewsca 250-190 BC. AR Hemiobol (8mm, 0.44g). Facing gorgoneion / Lion’s head right; astragalos behind. Good VF, attractively toned.
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Selge (BC 300-190) Hemiobol284 viewsca 400-350 BC. AR Hemiobol (8mm, 0.42g). Facing gorgoneion / Lion's head right. VF, toned. Herman Coll.; ex Kuenker Auc. 94 (9/2004), lot 1307.
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Selge (BC 300-190) Obol450 viewsca 300-190 BC. AR Obol (0.98g). Gorgoneion facing / Head of Athena right, wearing Attic helmet. Lightly toned, VF/EF.
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Selge (BC 300-190) Obol430 viewsca 300-190 BC. AR Obol? (1.10g). Gorgoneion / Head of Athena left in crested helmet; astragalos to left. Good very fine.
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Selge (BC 300-190) Stater418 viewsca 300-190 BC. AR Stater (10.68g). Two wrestlers, ΑΛΙ between / Herakles poised right, club in right hand, lion skin in left, ΣΕΛΓΕΩΝ to left, O between legs. Lightly toned, EF. Very rare.
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Selge (BC 300-190) Stater443 viewsca 300 BC. AR Stater (10.60g, 12h). Two wrestlers grappling; AΛ between / ΣΕΛΓΕΩΝ, Herakles standing facing, head right, holding club overhead in his right hand, lion skin draped over left arm. EF, lightly toned. Unpublished and extremely rare transitional issue. This coin pairs an obverse die from the earlier series (reverse in a square pelleted border) with a reverse from the later series (reverse in a circular pelleted border). The artwork is particularly good, which also suggests an earlier, rather than later, issue.
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Selge (BC 300-190) Stater384 viewsca 300-190 BC. AR Stater (6.90g). Two wrestlers grappling, K between legs / Slinger standing right, O between legs; triskeles, club and cornucopiae in right field. Rare type.
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Selge (BC 325-250) Stater230 viewsca 325-250 BC. AR Stater (24mm, 10.61g, 12h). Two wrestlers grappling; AΛ between / Slinger in throwing stance right; triskeles and club to right. Near EF, lightly toned. Rare. Krizan Coll.; ex Classical Numismatic Review XXIII/1 (winter 1998), no. 39.
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Selge (BC 380-370) Stater1024 viewsca 380-370 BC. AR Stater (11.08g, 2h). Two nude wrestlers grappling with each other; BΛ between / Slinger standing right; astragalos to left. Attractively toned. Extremely fine.
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Selge (BC 380-370) Stater553 viewsca 380-370 BC. AR Stater (11.01g, 23mm). Two wrestlers / Slinger standing right, [ΕΣΤ]ΛΕΛΙΙΥΣ to left, triskeles to right. Lightly toned, EF. Very rare.
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Selge (BC 400-350) Obol959 viewsca 400-350 BC. AR Obol (1.05g). Astragalos; small club at side / Facing owl with out-spread wings. Unpublished in the major collections. Toned, gVF.

The astragalos (knuckle bone) and club of Herakles are used as subsidiary symbols on the staters of Selge of the 4th century. The appearance of the frontal owl is otherwise unattested on the coinage of Selge or elsewhere in the region.
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Selge (BC 400-350) Tetartemorion?106 views4th century BC. AR Hemiobol (6mm, 0.27g). Head of roaring lion left / Astragalos.
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