Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

Prusa ad Olympum (AD 81-96) AE 25 - Domitian118 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE25 (9.24g, 6h). AYT ΔOMITIANΩΣ KAICAP ΣE ΓEP, laureate head right / ΠΡΟΥΣΙΕΩΝ, in three lines, in oak wreath. Rare (three specimens cited in RPC), VF, dark green patina. Tricarico coll.
Prusa ad Olympum (AD 98-117) AE 21 - Trajan62 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD. AE21 (5.48g). AY NEP TPAIANOC A KAI CE ΓEP ΔA, laureate head right / ΠΡΟΥCΑΕΩΝ, Demeter advancing left, holding two torches. VF.
Prusa ad Olympum (AD 98-117) AE 33 - Trajan347 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD. AE33 (23.54g). Laureate head right / Zeus enthroned right, holding Nike on globe and scepter. Good VF, rough green patina.
Prusa ad Olympum (AD 100-270) AE 20119 viewsImperial Times, 2nd-3rd century AD. AE20 (4.46g, 7h). Turreted, veiled, and draped bust of Tyche right / Cult statue of Artemis Ephesia facing between two stags. VF, brown surfaces, some porosity.
Prusa ad Olympum (AD 177-192) AE 17 - Commodus7 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE17 (2.96g). Laureate head right / serpent-staff. Attractive brown tone. VF.
Prusa ad Olympum (AD 177-192) AE 18 - Commodus152 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE18 (2.24g, 1h). Λ [A] AVPIIΛI KOMMOΔOC (sic), laureate head right / ΠPOV CAEΩN, eagle standing right on thigh of sacrificial animal, head and tail left, with wings displayed. Near EF, green patina. From Group CEM.
Prusa ad Olympum (AD 177-192) AE 18 – Commodus89 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE18 (3.0g). Circa 180-182 AD. ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΥΡ ΚΟΜ ΑΝΤΩ, laureate head right / ΠΡΟΥCΑЄΩΝ, Nike on globe standing holding wreath and palm branch. VF.
Prusa ad Olympum (AD 177-192) AE 22 - Commodus337 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE22 (6.6g). Laureate head right. / Hexastyle temple, ΠΡ ΟΥ CAЄΩΝ across field and in exergue.
Prusa ad Olympum (AD 193) AE 23 - Didius Julianus499 viewsDidius Julianus, 193 AD. AE23 (4.28g). AVT K M ΔIΔIOC-[IOVΛI]ANOC AVG, laureate, cuirassed bust right / ΠP-OV / CAEΩN, six-columned temple, mint name in Greek across field and in exergue. Extremely rare. Awkwardly shaped flan. aEF.

Prusa was apparently the only provincial mint to strike coins for Julianus and his family, and the Recueil General knew only one specimen for Julianus himself, that in the BM. The elevation of Julianus in Rome caused the revolt of Pescennius Niger in Syria, but obviously there would have been a period of two or three weeks in Bithynia in mid-late April 193, between the announcement of Julianus' elevation and the arrival of news of Niger's revolt. This coin was struck within this very brief time frame.
Prusa ad Olympum (AD 193) AE 27 - Pertinax222 viewsPertinax, 193 AD. AE27 (12.37g, 1h). Laureate head right / Hexastyle temple façade set on two-tiered base; globe in pediment. Good Fine, brown surfaces, light cleaning scratches. Extremely rare.
Prusa ad Olympum (AD 193) AE 29 - Didius Julianus35 viewsDidius Julianus, 193 AD. AE29 (14.27g). ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΔΙΔΙ CЄ - ΙΟΥΛΙΑΝΟC ΑΥΓ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΠΡΟΥ - CΑΕΩΝ. Athena with spear standing facing, head right. Minor corrosion, VF.
Prusa ad Olympum (AD 193) AE 29 - Pertinax159 viewsPertinax, 193 AD. AE29 (14.11g). AYT K ΠEΛBIOC ΠEPTINAΞ CEB, laureate head right / ΠPOVCAEWN, Zeus standing right, holding scepter and thunderbolt. Apparently unpublished.
Prusa ad Olympum (AD 193) AE 30 - Pertinax32 viewsPertinax, 193 AD. AE30 (12.3g). AYT K ΠЄΛBIOC ΠЄPTINAΞ CЄB, laureate head of Pertinax right / ΠPOVCAЄΩN, Tyche standing facing, head left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Very Rare.
Prusa ad Olympum (AD 193-217) AE 19 - Julia Domna119 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE19 (4.22 g). Draped bust right / Artemis Ephesia standing facing, flanked by stags. Nice VF, brown surfaces.
Prusa ad Olympum (AD 198-217) AE 25409 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE25 (6.38g). AVT KM AVP AN - TΩNINOC CEB, laureate bust right / ΠPO-VCAEΩ-N, nude Telamonian Aias, helmeted, kneeling on right knee facing left; left leg extending behind; right hand holding drawn sword given him by Hektor, point pressed to belly in the moment prior to hurling himself upon it. Pile of rocks before, and circular shield below him. Very rare. Ancient gouge on Aias' body, otherwise VF, old nice patina. Hoeft coll.
Prusa ad Olympum (AD 198-217) AE 25 - Caracalla491 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE25 (9.51g). Laureate head right, AVT K M AVP ANTWNEINOC CEB / Ajax the Telamonian falling upon his sword left; pile of stones before, shield below, PRO-UCAEW-N above. EF, dark green patina. Rare Trojan War reference. Simpson Coll.

Ajax led the warriors of Salamis to Troy, and was regarded as the second greatest Greek warrior, after Achilles. When he failed to win Achilles' armor after the latter's tragic death, Ajax went mad and, after creating turmoil amidst the Greek ranks, finally committed suicide by falling on his sword.
Prusa ad Olympum (AD 209–212) AE 34 - Geta286 viewsGeta, 209–212 AD. AE34 (17.98g). AYT K Π CEΠT ΓE-TAC AYΓOY, laureate head of Geta right / ΠΡ0VC-AEΩN, Minerva standing left, holding spear and shield. Brown-red patina. Minor smoothing in fields. Very fine.
Prusa ad Olympum (AD 217-218) AE 22 - Macrinus84 viewsMacrinus, 217-218 AD. AE22 (6.67g, 12h). Laureate head right / Asclepius standing facing, head left. Dark patina, VF.
Prusa ad Olympum (AD 217-218) AE 23 - Macrinus95 viewsMacrinus, 217-218 AD. AE23 (5.5g). MAKPЄINOC AYΓOYCTOC, laureate head right / ΠPOYCAEΩN, hexastyle temple. VF.
Prusa ad Olympum (AD 217-218) AE 26 - Diadumenian464 viewsDiadumenian, 217-217 AD. AE26 (7.03g). M OΠЄΛ ANTΩNINOC ΔIAΔOVMЄNIANOC, bare head right / ΠPOVCAЄΩN, Aias committing hara-kiri with sword. Beautiful glossy dark green patina, almost EF.
Prusa ad Olympum (AD 218-222) AE 23 - Elagabalus9 viewsElagabalus, 218-222). AE23 (7.70g). M AVP ANTΩNINOC AVΓ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΠPOVCAЄΩN, Aquila between two signa. Extremely rare. gVF.
Prusa ad Olympum (AD 218-225) AE 21 - Julia Maesa44 viewsJulia Maesa, Augusta, 218-224/5 AD. AE21 (5.66g, 1h). Draped bust right / Hexastyle temple, with annulet in pediment. VF, brown patina. Spradling Coll.
Prusa ad Olympum (AD 219-220) AE 23 – Julia Paula56 viewsJulia Paula, Augusta, 219-220 AD. AE23 (6.56g). Draped bust en face, head right / Athena standing left with phiale and spear, at her feet, shield. Rare. EF.
Prusa ad Olympum (AD 222-235) AE 26 – Julia Mamaea269 viewsJulia Mamaea, 222-235 AD. AE26 (8.89g). IOVΛIA MAMAIA AVΓ, draped bust right / ΠPOVCAEΩN, Tyche seated on rock left, holding patera and scepter. Very rare. Dark green patina. VF.
Prusa ad Olympum (AD 225-227) AE 21 - Orbiana396 viewsOrbiana, Augusta, 225-227 AD. AE21 (4.30g). Draped bust right / ΠΡΟCΑ-ΕΩΝ, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. VF. Drewry Coll.
Prusa ad Olympum (AD 225-227) AE 22 - Orbiana354 viewsOrbiana, Augusta, 225-227 AD. AE22 (3.74g, 12h). Draped bust right / Demeter standing left, holding patera and long torch. Good VF, green patina.
Prusa ad Olympum (AD 235-238) AE 18 - Maximinus I257 viewsMaximinus I, 235-238 AD. AE18 (3.10 g, 1h). Laureate and draped bust right / Cult statue of Artemis Ephesia standing facing. VF, green patina.
Prusa ad Olympum (AD 235-238) AE 25 - Maximinus I 46 viewsMaximinus I Thrax, 235-238 AD. AE25 (8.68g). Γ ΙΟΥ ΟΥΗ ΜΑΧΙΜΕΙΝΟC ΑY, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΠΡΟΥCΑΕΩΝ, Hygieia standing right. holding serpent, and Asklepios standing left, leaning on serpent-entwined staff. VF.
Prusa ad Olympum (AD 235-238) AE 26 - Maximus59 viewsMaximus I, as Caesar, 235-238 AD. AE26 (10.78g). Γ IOY OYH MAΞIMOC, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΠPOYCAEΩN, Athena standing left with spear and shield. River patina, VF.
Prusa ad Olympum (AD 251-253) AE 25 - Trebonianus Gallus38 viewsTrebonianus Gallus, 251-253 AD. AE25 (7.22g). Γ ΟVΕΙΒΙΟC ΤΡΕΒΩΝΙΑΝΟC ΓΑΛΛΟC Α, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΠΡΟV CΑΕΩΝ, Securitas seated left, holding roll; countermark: head right within circular incuse. nVF.
Prusa ad Olympum (AD 253-268) AE 23 - Gallienus430 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE23 (6.40g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Two prize urns with palms in each. A nice bronze with great detail and nice green patina.
Prusa ad Olympum (BC 62-59) AE 207 viewsC. Papirius Carbo. Procurator, 62-59 BC. AE20 (3.26g, 12h). Dated year 224 (59/8 BC). ΠPOYΣAEΩN to right, ΔKΣ (date) and monogram to left, amphora / ΕΠI ΓAIOY to right, ΠAΠIPIOY/KAPBΩNOΣ to left, combined kerykeion and club. VF, green patina.
Prusa ad Oylmpum (AD 238-244) AE 28 - Tranquillina336 viewsTranquillina, wife of Gordian III, 238-244 AD. AE28 (11.27g). CABЄINIA TPANKYΛΛЄINA AV, draped and diademed bust right / ΠPOYCAEΩN, Muse (?) enthroned to left. Very fine.
Prusa ad Oylmpum (AD 241-244) AE 28 - Tranquillina67 viewsTranquillina, Augusta, 241-244 AD. AE28 (9.82g, 1h). Draped bust right, wearing stephane / Diana advancing left, holding torch in each hand. Fine, brown surfaces. Spradling Coll.
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