Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Alexandreia (AD 75-125) AE 15273 views1st century AD. AE15 (3.22g, 2h). Laureate bust of Poseidon right / Dolphin right, trident behind. VF, green patina.
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Alexandreia (AD 75-125) AE 16126 viewsImperial Times, late 1st or early 2nd century AD. AE16 (4.09g). AΛЄΞANΔPЄWN, laureate bust of Poseidon right / KAT ICCON, dolphin around trident. Very rare. VF.

Alexandria ad Issum was founded by Alexander in 333 BC, about 35 km south of the Issos battlefield, to guard the Syrian gates (a mountain pass connecting the cilician coast with inland Syria) while he was advancing to Egypt. The small city issued few coins, some under Antiochos IV and some in imperial times, all of which are rare today.
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Alexandreia (AD 98-117) AE 22 - Trajan353 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD. AE22 (9.26g), dated year 181 (114/115 AD). Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder / Hero standing left, holding phiale and scepter. Nice VF, smooth, mottled brown patina.
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Alexandreia (AD 98-117) AE 22 - Trajan312 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD. AE22 (8.15g). Laureate bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder / Hero standing left, holding phiale and transverse scepter.
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Alexandreia (AD 98-117) AE 23 - Trajan295 viewsTrajan. 98-117 AD, with Plotina, Augusta, 105-123 AD. AE23 (9.26g, 12h), dated PY 181 (114/5 AD). Laureate head of Trajan right / Diademed and draped bust of Plotina right; [AΠΡ] date in legend. Near VF, green patina, heavy deposits.
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Alexandreia (AD 193-211) AE 34 - Septimus Severus and Julia Domna307 viewsSeptimius Severus and Julia Domna, 193-211 AD. AE34 (22.88g, 7h), dated Pompeian-Cilician Era Year 261 (193/4 AD). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Septimius right / IOVLIA DOMNACEB ALEX KAT, draped bust of Julia right; date to right. Apparently unpublished. VF, black-green patina, light roughness. Drewry Coll.; ex Burstein Coll. (Peus 366, 10/2000), lot 942.
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Alexandreia (AD 193-217) AE 24 - Julia Domna262 viewsJulia Domna, mother of Caracalla. Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE24 (12.66g). Dated CY 282 (215/6). Draped bust right / Tyche-Nemesis standing left, raising hand to her mouth and holding rudder; BΠC (date) in legend. VF, thick green patina.
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Alexandreia (AD 222-235) AE 26 - Severus Alexander129 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE26 (13.65g, 10h). Dated CY 298 (231/2 AD). Laureate and cuirassed bust right / Tyche standing facing, head left, holding rudder and cornucopia; date in legend. Near VF, brown and tan surfaces, obverse pit. Ex Krizan Coll.; ex Burstein Coll.
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Alexandreia (BC 164-27) AE 20577 viewsca 164-27 BC. AE20 (6.84g). Head of Alexander the Great, as Herakles, right, wearing lion's skin headdress / Zeus standing left, holding wreath and sceptre; two monograms to left. Near EF, hard dark green patina. Exceptional.
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Alexandreia (BC 164-27) AE 20401 viewsca 164-27 BC. AE20 (5.07g, 12h). Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus standing left, holding wreath; monogram to left; all within wreath. Good VF, dark olive green patina. Rare.
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Alexandreia (BC 164-27) AE 21577 viewsca 2nd-1st cent BC. AE21 (7.93g). Head of Alexander the Great (as Herakles) right, wearing lion's skin headdress / Zeus standing left, holding wreath and sceptre; two monograms to left. EF, glossy brown patina with a few small spots of encrustation.
 
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