Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

Eikonion (AD 1-100) AE 16170 viewsEikonion as Klaudeikonion. Imperial Times, 1st century AD. AE16 (2.21g). Head of Medusa facing 3/4 right / KΛAYΔЄIKONI within wreath. Extremely rare. About VF, partially flat strike.
Eikonion (AD 41-54) AE 20 - Annius Afrinus570 viewsEikonion as Klaudeikonion. Claudius, 41-54 AD. AE20 (3.15g, 12h). Annius Afrinus, legate. ANNIOC (Ns ligate) AΦPEINOC, bare head of Annius Afrinus right / KΛAUΔEIKONI EωN, Perseus standing left, holding harpa in outstretched right hand and head of Medusa in left at side. Good VF, brown patina, light pitting on reverse. Extremely rare. Ex Villemur Coll.; ex Kovacs FPL 17 (1982), lot 151.
Eikonion (AD 41-54) AE 20 - Claudius176 viewsEikonion as Klaudeikonion. Claudius, 41-54 AD. AE20 (4.3g). ΚΛΑΥΔΙΟC ΚΑΙCΑΡ CΕΒΑ, bust of Claudius right / CΕΒΑCΤΗ ΕΙΠ ΑΠ[?]ΕΙΝΟΥ ΚΛΑΥΔΕΙΚΟΝΙΕΩΝ, bust of Agrippina II right. Rare.
Eikonion (AD 54-68) AE - Nero371 viewsEikonion as Klaudeikonion. Nero, 54-68 AD. AE (5.80g). ΝΕΡΩΝ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ, laureate head right / ΚΛΑΥΔΕΙΚΟΝΙΕΩΝ, head of Perseus with Harpa right. Rare, dark green patina, very fine.
Eikonion (AD 54-68) AE 26 - Nero350 viewsEikonion as Klaudeikonion. Nero, 54-68 AD. AE27 (9.06g), struck ca 62-65 AD. NEPWN KAICAP CEBACTOC, laureate head right / ΠOΠΠAIA CEBACTH KΛAVΔEIKO[NIEWN], Poppaea (as Kore) seated left, holding poppy and scepter.
Eikonion (AD 69-79) AE 19 - Titus41 viewsTitus, as Caesar, 69-79 AD. AE19 (5.58g, 6h). T CAES IMP PONT, Laureate head of Titus right / COL / E - Q / ICONIEN, Star between two military standards. VF, dark brown patina, very rare. Tricarico Coll.
Eikonion (AD 69-79) AE 20 - Titus208 viewsTitus, as Caesar, 69-79 AD. AE20 (4.43g, 9h). Laureate and cuirassed bust of Titus right / Bust of Perseus, wearing Phrygian cap; harpa behind. VF, dark brown and green patina, minor cleaning marks. Ex Sierra Coll.
Eikonion (AD 69-79) AE 25 - Vespasian177 viewsEikonion as Klaudeikonion. Vespasian, 69-79 AD. AE25 (12.42g, 3h). Laureate head right / Hades enthroned left, holding phiale; Kerberos below throne. VF, dark green patina.
Eikonion (AD 81-96) AE - Domitian528 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE (3.54g). ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑΝΟΣ Κ[...], laureate head right / [KΛ]AVΔЄIKONIЄΩN, Nike holding branch and wreath. Dark green patina. Extremely fine.
Eikonion (AD 100-200) AE 16158 viewsImperial times, ca 2nd century AD. AE16 (2.59g). Draped bust of bearded Herakles right, club behind / COL ICONI, nude Perseus standing facing, head right, holding harpa in left hand, and head of Gorgon in right. VF.
Eikonion (AD 117-138) AE 16 - Hadrian298 viewsEikonion as Klaudeikonion. Hadrian, 117-138 AD. AE16 (2.79g). ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC ΚΑΙCΑΡ, head left / ΚΛΑΥΔЄΙΚΟΝΙЄΩΝ, Perseus standing with harpa and head Gorgon in extended right. Green patina with sandy encrustation, VF.
Eikonion (AD 117-138) AE 18 - Hadrian291 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE18 (4.20g, 7h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Helmeted bust of Athena right, wearing aegis. VF, dark brown patina with some spots of red.
Eikonion (AD 138-161) AE 18 - Antoninus Pius154 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE18 (4.01g). ANTONINVS AVG PIVS, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / COL ICO, helmeted head of Athena right. Black Patina. GVF.
Eikonion (AD 138-161) AE 21 - Antoninus Pius70 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE21 (4.97g, 6h). IM-P C T A H ANTONINVS, laureate head of Antoninus Pius right / COL ICO, Athena standing facing, head left, holding Nike presenting wreath, and spear; shield leaning against spear at her feet; in left field, serpent. Very rare. Sandy-black patina. Very fine.

Hans von Aulock knew of seven specimens of this type, all in museum collections. He notes the obverse legend ending ANTONINOC, but this seems unlikely given that the city was a Roman colony since the reign of Hadrian and thus should have been using Latin legends on its coinage. Unfortunately, the single specimen he illustrates is struck off center, the British Museum specimen has incomplete legends, and the rest of the examples he cites are not otherwise published, so the spelling cannot be confirmed. The specimen offered here, though, very clearly spells ANTONINVS, which suggests that Von Aulock's reading is in error.
Eikonion (AD 238-244) AE 17 - Gordian III0 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE17 (2.02g). IMP C M ANTO COPDIAN A; laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / COL ICONIEI/ S-R; Marsyas standing left. Extremely rare. VF.
Eikonion (AD 238-244) AE 27 - Gordian III261 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE27 (10.45g). IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ICONI ENSI COLO/ S R, Tyche seated left, holding cornucopiae and rudder. Nice very fine.
Eikonion (AD 238-244) AE 30 - Gordian III 346 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE30 (29.18g, 6h). IMP CAE M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / COL A-EL HA-D ICONINS (sic!); in exergue S R, harpa. The emperor on horse galoping right, spear in raised right hand, fallen enemy with Persian cap raising his right hand to right. aEF. Apparently unique and unpublished.

When the Persians under Shapur I invaded Mesopotamia in early 243 AD, Gordian III opened the doors of the Temple of Janus for the very last time in Roman history, and sent an enormous army to the east. The Sassanids were driven back over the Euphrates and then defeated in the Battle of Resaena (near Ceylanopinar in south-east Turkey). This unique and remarkable adventus (arrival) issue of Iconium, identifiable by the harpa of Perseus (an emblem of the city of Iconium) below the exergue, refers to the upcoming battle and suggests that Gordian III visited the city. It was likely struck in anticipation of Roman victory, serving as propaganda intended to boost confidence among both soldiers and citizens of threatened cities.
Eikonion (AD 238-244) AE 33 - Gordian III239 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE33 (17.72g, 6h). Struck 243-244. IMP CAES M AT GORDIANVS AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / COL AEL HA DRICONIESI (S retrograde), palm tree; to left, female figure seated left on round shield, in attitude of mourning; to right, bound captive standing right, leaning against tree; harpa below; S R across field. VF, light dusty green patina, with some earthen encrustation. An extremely interesting type reminiscent of the ‘Judaea Capta’ series under the Flavians. Unique.
Eikonion (AD 238-244) AE 34 - Gordian III213 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE34 (28.82g). Iconium as Claudikonium. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Capitoline Wolf right suckling Romulus and Remus. Very rare. Brown tone. VF. Ex Gorny & Mosch sale 134, 2004, 2024.
Eikonion (AD 238-244) AE 36 - Gordian III206 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE36 (30.61g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / She-wolf standing right, suckling the twins Romulus and Remus; tree behind. Good VF, dark brown patina, rough in areas. Very rare.
Eikonion (AD 253-260) AE 22 - Valerian I375 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE22 (6.91g).
Eikonion (AD 253-260) AE 29 - Valerian I149 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE29 (13.46g). Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / The Capitoline Wolf right suckling Romulus and Remus. Dark patina. VF.
Eikonion (AD 253-260) AE 31 - Valerian I177 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE31 (13.33g, 12h). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Founder plowing right; two vexilla in background. VF, green patina. Ex Wagner Coll.
Eikonion (AD 253-268) AE 23 - Gallienus250 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE23 (5.37g). IMP Γ P LIC GALLIENVC PF, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ICONIEN COLO/ S-R, Athena standing left, holding spear with entwined serpent in left hand, and eagle in right; shield at her feet. Good VF.
Eikonion (AD 253-268) AE 23 - Gallienus155 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE23 (6.95g, 1h). Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Emperor in slow quadriga right. Sage green patina, EF.
Eikonion (AD 253-268) AE 23 - Gallienus140 viewsGallienus. 253-268 AD. AE23 (7.19g). IMP Γ P LIC GALLIENVΓ P F A (sic) Bust radiate, draped, cuirassed right / IC - ONIE - N COLO around, S R across lower field, Perseus standing left, feet winged, holding head of Medusa in right hand and cradling harpa in left arm. Rare. EF. Ex Gerson Coll.
Eikonion (AD 253-268) AE 24 - Gallienus350 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE24 (4.85g). IMP C P LIC GALLIENV FPF, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / ICONIEN COLO/ S R, Tyche seated left holding cornucopiae and rudder. Good very fine.
Eikonion (AD 253-268) AE 28 - Gallienus413 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE28 (16.55g). [I]MP C P L E GALLIEN, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / ICONIEN CO, S R in exergue, she-wolf standing right below tree, suckling the twins Romulus and Remus. Good VF, brown patina. Simpson Coll.; ex Brand Coll., pt. 7 (Sotheby's, 10/1984), lot 404; Von Aulock Coll.; Prowe Coll., pt. II (Egger Auktion XLI, 5/1914), lot 2130.
Eikonion (BC 100-0) AE540 viewsca 1st century BC. AE (3.58g). Laureate head of Zeus right / Perseus standing left, harpa in right hand, head of gorgoneion in left; ΕΙΚΟΝΙ to right. Dark green patina, VF.
Eikonion (BC 100-0) AE 14425 views1st century BC. AE14 (3.28g). Laureate head of Zeus right / Naked Perseus standing left, holding harpa and gorgon's head, ΕΙΚΟΝΙΕΩΝ.
Eikonion (BC 100-0) AE 15404 viewsca 1st cent BC. AE15 (3.86g, 6h). Head Zeus laureate right / EIKO, Perseus standing facing, holding lyre and head Medusa. About very fine.
Eikonion (BC 100-0) AE 15169 viewsca 1st century AD. AE15 (4.69g). Laureate head of Zeus right / Naked Perseus standing left, holding harpa and gorgon's head, ΕΙΚΟΝΙΕΩΝ. gVF.
Eikonion (BC 100-0) AE 18356 viewsca 1st century AD. AE18 (6.4g). Bust of Perseus seen from behind, holding harpa and gorgoneion's head / EΙΚΟΝΙEΩΝ [ΜEΝEΔΗΜ ΤΙΜΟΘEΟΥ ?], Zeus seated left, holding scepter and thunderbolt. Good Fine. Extremely rare.
Eikonion (BC 100-14) AE 15217 views1st century BC. AE15 (3.32g, 12h). Bust of Dionysos right, wearing ivy-wreath; thyrsus behind / ЄIKONIЄΩN, gorgoneion. Dark patina, gVF.
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