Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Adana (AD 0-100) AE 22723 views1st century AD. AE22 (5.40g). Turreted and veiled bust of Tyche right / ΑΔΑ-ΝΕΩΝ, horse standing left on ground line, right leg raised; ΔΙ and ΞΕ in field to left. Brown patina, VF. Righetti coll.
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Adana (AD 0-100) AE 29177 viewsImperial Times, 1st century AD. AE29 (13.95g). Bust of Dionysos with thyrsos right / Demeter enthroned with ears of corn and scepter. Green patina, VF. Franke coll.
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Adana (AD 100-200) AE 17466 viewsTime of Hadrian, or later, ca 2nd century AD. AE17 (3.03g). Head of the hero Adanos right / Turreted, veiled and draped bust of Tyche right. VF, dark green, almost black, patina.
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Adana (AD 193-217) AE 33 - Julia Domna389 viewsJulia Domna, wife of Septimius Severus, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE33 (21.29g). Draped bust R; c/m: Nike standing left / Dionysus standing right, holding kantharos and thyrsos; at feet, panther left. Near VF, dark greenish-brown patina. Scarce.
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Adana (AD 198-209) AE 33 - Geta292 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 198-209 AD. AE33 (19.98g). A CЄΠTIMIOC ΓЄTAC KAICAP, draped and cuirassed bust right / AΔPIANIΩN AΔANЄΩN, Zeus standing facing, head turned left, resting on scepter and holding phiale over eagle. Almost very fine.
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Adana (AD 198-217) AE 28 - Caracalla356 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE28 (12.26g). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Veiled and draped bust of Demeter right. VF, black patina under light earthen encrustation, light scratches under patina.
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Adana (AD 198-217) AE 37 - Caracalla & Julia Domna225 viewsCaracalla, with Julia Domna, 198-217 AD. AE37 (31.21g, 6h). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Caracalla right / IOΛIAN ΔOMN-AN CЄBAC • AΔANЄωN •, draped bust of Domna right. VF, dark green patina, holed. Rare. Group CEM.
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Adana (AD 198-217) AE 38 - Caracalla208 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE38 (25.20g, 6h). AVT • KAI[C • M •] AVP ANTΩNЄINOC CЄB •, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / [AΔ]P [CЄ]V ANTΩNIN[I]A–NΩN AΔANЄΩN, Zeus Nicephorus seated left; at feet, eagle standing left, head right. Good VF, green patina, minor roughness, scratches on forehead and before bust. Levante Coll.; ex La Galerie Numismatique IX (1/2007), lot 539.

An interesting coin struck late in Caracalla’s reign. This appears to be the earliest coin of Adana to name the city as “Severan” and “Antonine”. All earlier coins of the imperial era in Levante’s catalog bear either the honorific title “AΔPIANΩN" or a similar, shortened form.
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Adana (AD 202-205) AE 41 - Plautilla195 viewsPlautilla, Augusta, 202-205 AD. AE41 (37.48g, 6h). Draped bust right; star to left; crescent above star to right; countermark: Victory in circular incuse / Caracalla on horseback right, preparing to spear lion below, running left. Good VF, green patina with traces of earthen overtones, slightly weak strike. Krizan Coll.; ex CNG 64 (9/2003), lot 612; Levante Coll., 1228; Waddell I (12/1982), lot 472.
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Adana (AD 202-205) AE 42 - Plautilla433 viewsPlautilla, wife of Caracalla. Augusta, 202-205 AD. AE42 - Medallion (40.96g, 6h). Draped bust right; star to left; crescent above star to right; countermark: Nike standing left within incuse circle / Plautilla and Caracalla clasping hands.
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Adana (AD 217-218) AE - Diadumenian300 viewsDiadumenian, 217-218 AD. AE (19.63 g). M OPE DIADOUMENIANOS ANTWNI, cuirassed and draped bust right / MAKREINIANWN [ADANEWN, young Heros holding palm-branch; to the left, price-urn. Green patina, very fine.
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Adana (AD 217-218) AE 32 - Macrinus389 viewsMacrinus, 217-218 AD. AE32 (18.84g). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Tyche seated left on rocks, holding grain ears, river-god Sarus swimming left below. VF, dark green patina with some red, light adjustment marks on both sides.
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Adana (AD 217-218) AE 33 - Macrinus 195 viewsMacrinus, 217-218 AD. AE33 (16.50g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Tyche seated left on rocky outcropping, holding grain ears; at feet, half-length figure of river-god Sarus swimming left. VF, brown patina. Krizan coll.; ex CNG 53 (3/2000), lot 1127.
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Adana (AD 235-238) AE 28 - Maximinus I142 viewsMaximinus I, 235-238 AD. AE28 (13.47g, 5h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Tyche, holding grain ears, seated left within distyle shirine; at her feet, half-length figure of river-god Sarus swimming left. Fine, green patina.
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Adana (AD 238-244) AE 30 - Gordian III356 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE30 (12.42g, 6h). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Turreted and draped bust of Tyche right, within circle of the twelve signs of the Zodiac. Fine, light brown patina, areas of soft strike.
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Adana (AD 249-251) AE 30 - Trajan Decius298 viewsTrajan Decius, 249-251 AD. AE30 (18.77g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Zeus seated left, holding patera and scepter; at feet to left, eagle standing facing, head right. Near VF, earthen green patina. Alighieri Coll.
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Adana (AD 251-253) AE - Trebonianus Gallus399 viewsTrebonianus Gallus, 251-253 AD. AE (17.90g). AUT K G OUIB TRIBWN GALLOS SEB, cuirassed, radiate and draped bust right / ADRIANWN ADANEWN, Dionysos seated holding scepter rewarding resting athlete with wreath. Brown patina very fine.
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Adana (AD 253-260) AE - Valerian I424 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE (16.66g). Bust right / Zeus enthroned, holding phiale and scepter. Light brown patina, VF.
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Adana (AD 253-260) AE 29 - Valerian I409 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE29 (10.67g). Laureate and cuirassed bust right / Zeus seated left, holding phiale and sceptre. Near VF, green patina, a little rough.
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Adana (BC 100-0) AE 15358 viewsca 1st cent BC. AE15 (3.69g). Head of Tyche with turreted headdress right / AΔA NEΩN, eagle on corn to left, in field monograms. Dark green patina. Good very fine.
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Adana (BC 164-27) AE 18386 views2nd-1st century BC. AE18 (3.74g). ΑΔΑΝΕWΝ, draped, laureate bust of Apollo right; branch in front / Artemis in short chiton standing right, holding bow in her outstretched left hand, pulling arrow with right hand from quiver on her back; stag at her side. Dark olive-green patina, VF. Rare. Righetti coll.; ex Levante coll.1 comments
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Adana (BC 164-27) AE 19397 viewsafter 164 BC. AE19 (8.71g, 1h). Veiled head of Demeter right / Zeus seated left, holding Nike and scepter; A/Θ to left. Good VF, dark green patina, reverse smoothed.
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Adana (BC 164-27) AE 20240 viewsca 164-27 BC. AE20 (6.19g, 12h). Veiled head of Demeter right / Zeus seated left, holding Nike and scepter; N to left. VF, green patina. Alighieri Coll.
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Adana (BC 164-27) AE 20231 viewsca 164-27 BC. AE20 (7.04g, 12h). Veiled head of Demeter right / Zeus seated left, holding Nike and scepter; A/Θ to left. VF, green patina. Alighieri Coll.
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Adana (BC 164-27) AE 21235 viewsca 164-27 BC. AE21 (8.31g, 1h). Veiled head of Demeter right / Zeus Nikephoros seated left; O and monogram to left. VF, green patina, minor roughness. Unrecorded controls. Alighieri Coll.
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Adana (BC 164-27) AE 21241 viewsca 164-27 BC. AE21 (5.14g, 11h). Gla–, magistrate. Laureate head of Zeus right / Hermes standing facing, head left, holding phiale and kerykeion; ΓΛΑ to left. VF, attractive brown and green patina. Krizan Coll.; ex CNG 42 (5/1997), lot 684.
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Adana (BC 164-27) AE 23584 views164 BC and later. AE23 (9.22g, 12h). Head of Apollo right / Zeus Nikephoros seated left; two monograms to left. Good VF, green patina, light cleaning marks. 1 comments
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Adana (BC 164-27) AE 26358 viewsAfter 164 BC. AE26 (13.99g). Veiled bust of Demeter right; eagle behind / Zeus seated left, holding Nike and sceptre; monograms before. Good VF, choice green patina, adjustment marks. Ex Sternberg XX (4/1988), lot 171.
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Adana (BC 175-164) AE443 viewsca 175-164 BC. AE (3.63g) Veiled head Demeter right / Horse left. Very fine.
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Adana (BC 200-0) AE 16532 views2nd-1st century BC. AE16 (3.57g) Veiled head Demeter right, wearing stephane / ΑΔΑΝΕΩΝ, horse springing left; monogram to left. Dark green patina, VF. Rare. Gutknecht coll.
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Adana (BC 200-0) AE 16642 viewsca 2nd-1st century BC. AE16 (3.82g). Veiled head Demeter right, wearing stephane / ΑΔΑΝΕΩΝ, horse cantering left; monogram to left and below. Rare. Very fine.
 
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