Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

Iuliopolis (AD 69-79) AE 27 - Vespasian72 viewsVespasian, 69-79 AD. AE27 (12.87g). ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙΣΑΡΙ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΩ ΟΥΕΣΠΑΣΙΑΝΟ ΙΟΥΛΙΟ, laureate head right / ΕΠΙ ΜΑΡΚΟΥ ΠΛΑΝΚΙΟΥ ΟΥΑΡΟΥ ΑΝΘΥΠΑΤΟΥ, kantharos. VF.
Iuliopolis (AD 98-117) AE 33 - Trajan251 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD. AE33 (24.99g, 7h). AVT NЄPOVAΣ TPAIANOΣ KAIΣAP ΣEBA ΓEPM, laureate head right / Ares advancing right, holding spear and trophy over shoulder; partly monogrammatic ethnic flanking. Good VF, dark green patina. From Group CEM.

For similar Bithynian coins under Domitian, see RPC II 632, 653, and 671, which copy Latin legend “Mars” sestertii struck AD 80-82 at an uncertain mint either in Thrace or Bithynia (for discussion of the mints see: A. Burnett, “Regional coinage in Thrace and Bithynia during the Flavian period,” Travaux Le Rider pp. 95-101; Herbert Cahn, “An Imperial mint in Bithynia,” INJ 8 (1984/5), pp. 14-26). In place of the “S C” across the reverse field, however, one finds civic monograms in two parts for Nicaea (“NKA - ΠΡ” ), Nicomedia (“NKO - ΠΡ”), and Prusias ad Hypium (“ΠΡ - YΠ”). No such Domitianic “sestertii” survive from Juliopolis, but the current coin and the obverse die-linked von Aulock specimen (which interestingly transforms Pax of the sestertii into Homonoia) demonstrate a continued interest in appropriating Imperial types for local coinage in Bithynia.
Iuliopolis (AD 138-161) AE 18 - Antoninus Pius123 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE18 (2.89g). ΑΝΤΩΝ ΚΑΙ CΑΡ CЄΒ, draped bust right / ΙΟΥΛΙΟΠΟ, River-god Sangarios with reed reclining to left, leaning on inverted vase from which water flows. In ex. CΑΓΑ. Green patina, VF.
Iuliopolis (AD 193-211) AE 26 - Septimius Severus399 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE26 (11.28g, 7h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Zeus seated left, holding uncertain object and scepter. VF, brown patina. Wagner Coll.
Iuliopolis (AD 193-211) AE 28 - Septimius Severus325 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE28 (11.43g). Laureate, draped and laureate bust right / ΙΟΥΛΙΟΠΟΛΕΤΩΝ, Nemisis standing left, wheel at his feet. Green patina, very fine.
Iuliopolis (AD 193-217) AE 22 - Julia Domna241 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE22 (6.80g, 2h). Draped bust right / Asclepius standing left, leaning on serpent-entwined staff. VF, brown surfaces, minor encrustation.
Iuliopolis (AD 197-211) AE 26 - Caracalla328 viewsCaracalla, 197-211 AD. AE26 (10.57g). Draped and cuirassed bust right / ΙΟΥΛΙΟΠ - ΟΛEΙΤΩΝ, Tyche standing, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Rare. Good fine. Found by detectorist in Leiden, Netherlands!
Iuliopolis (AD 198-209) AE 26 - Geta428 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 198-209 AD. AE26 (11.54g). Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust R, seen from behind / Tyche, holding rudder and cornucopia, within tetrastyle temple; wreath on pediment. VF, green patina, fields smoothed.
Iuliopolis (AD 198-209) AE 26 - Geta55 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 198-209 AD. AE26 (10.99g, 6h). Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Mên on horseback right. Fine, green patina.
Iuliopolis (AD 198-209) AE 27 - Geta55 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 198-209 AD. AE27 (9.95g, 12h). Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Zeus seated left, holding patera and scepter. VF, red-brown and olive-green patina, minor cleaning marks.
Iuliopolis (AD 198-217) AE 26 - Caracalla381 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE26 (12.54g). Bust right / Bust right wearing Phrygian cap. aEF.
Iuliopolis (AD 198-217) AE 28 - Caracalla39 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE28 (13.69g, 1h). ANTΩNI NOC AVΓ, laureate head right / IOVΛIOΠ OΛЄITΩN, Zeus seated left on throne, holding patera and scepter. Near VF, green patina. Extremely rare. Spradling Coll.
Iuliopolis (AD 222-235) AE 21 - Severus Alexander182 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE21 (5.34g, 7h). Laureate head right / Tyche standing left, holding phiale and scepter. VF, light brown patina, flan crack. Ex Righetti Coll., 7038.
Iuliopolis (AD 222-235) AE 23 - Severus Alexander434 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE23 (6.21g, 1h). M AVP CEVH ALEXANΔPOC AVG, laureate head right / IΟΛΙΟΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ, three standards. EF, choice dark blue-green patina.
Iuliopolis (AD 238-244) AE 25 – Gordian III450 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE25 (7.71g). M ANT ΓOPΔIANOC AVΓ, laureate, cuirassed and draped right / IOVΛIOΠOΛЄITΩN, Bust of Mên right, wearing Phrygian cap, crescent behind shoulder. Extremely rare. Dark brown patina, gVF.
Iuliopolis (AD 244-249) AE 27 - Philip I311 viewsPhilip I, 244-249 AD. AE27 (11.74g). M IOVIOC ΦIΛIΠΠOC AVΓ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / IOVΛIOΠOΛЄITΩN, Mên standing facing, wearing Phrygian cap, crescent behind shoulder, holding spear and phiale. VF.
Iuliopolis (AD 244-249) AE 27 - Philip I86 viewsPhilip I, 244-249 AD. AE27 (10.1g). M IOYΛIOC ΦIΛIΠΠOC AVT, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / IOYΛIOΠOΛEITΩN, Kybele enthroned left, holding patera with right hand; left arm resting on drum; two lions at her feet. EF.
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