Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Aigai (AD 41-48) AE 17 - Messalina830 viewsMessalina, wife of Claudius. Augusta, 41-48 AD. AE17 (1.89g) Draped bust of Messalina right / Zeus standing left, holding eagle and scepter. Good VF, dark green patina. Rare portrait issue of Messalina in her own name.
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Aigai (AD 41-48) AE 17 - Messalina744 viewsMessalina, wife of Claudius. Augusta, 41-48 AD. AE17 (3.06g) Draped bust of Messalina right / Zeus standing left, holding eagle and sceptre. Good VF, dark green patina with earthen encrustation. Rare portrait issue of Messalina in her own name.
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Aigai (AD 41-54) AE 18 - Claudius I293 viewsClaudius I, 41-54 AD. AE18 (5.28g). ΤΙ ΚΛ[ΑΥΔΙΟC ΚΑΙ]CΑΡ CΕΒΑCΤΟC, laureate bust right / ΕΠΙ ΑΠΟΛΛΟΔΟΡΟΥ ΠΟ ΥΙΟΥ XΑΛΕΕΟΥ ΤΟ Β / ΑΙΓΑΕΩΝ, Apollo standing right with branch. Rare. Dark green patina, VF.
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Aigai (AD 41-54) AE 19 - Claudius342 viewsClaudius, 41-54 AD. AE19 (5.73g), ca 43-48 AD. TI KΛAYΔIOC KAICAP CEBACTOC, laureate head right / ЄΠI AΠOΛΛOΔOPOY ΠO YIOY XAΛЄOY TO B; AIΓAЄΩN in field; Apollo standing right, holding taenia and laurel branch. VF. Rare.

The full name would seem to be "Apollodoros, son of Poplios (or of the city), son of Chaleos."
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Aigai (AD 41-54) AE 20 - Claudius565 viewsClaudius, 41-54 AD. AE20 (5.31g), ca 43-48 AD. TI KΛAYΔIOC KAICAP CEBACTOC, laureate head right / AIΓEΩN, εΠI AΠOΛΛOΔΩPOY ΠΟ YIOY XAΛεEOY TO B, Apollo standing right, holding taenia and laurel branch. Nice very fine.
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Aigai (AD 43-55) AE 16 - Britannicus980 viewsBritannicus, son of Claudius and Messalina. Circa 43-55 AD. AE16 (2.90 gm). Chaleos, magistrate. Bare head of Britannicus right / Zeus standing left, holding eagle and sceptre. VF, dark green patina. Extremely rare; only four specimens cited in RPC.
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Aigai (AD 50-100) AE 16330 viewsImperial Times, ca 50-100 AD. AE16 (2.37g, 12h). Helmeted head of Athena left / Zeus standing left, holding eagle and scepter. VF, green patina. The magistrate’s name on the obverse is not clear. Ex Blank Coll.
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Aigai (AD 69-79) AE 17 - Titus & Domitian570 viewsTitus & Domitian, as Caesars, 69-79 AD and 69-81 AD. AE17 (2.97g, 6h). Apollonios, victor of the Nemean games. Laureate head of Titus right and draped bust of Domitian left, vis-à-vis / Apollo standing right, holding taenia and laurel branch. VF, black patina, minor roughness. Rare.
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Aigai (AD 69-79) AE 17 - Titus & Domitian226 viewsTitus & Domitian, as Caesars, 69-79 AD and 69-81 AD. AE17 (4.90g, 12h). Apollonios, son of Nemeonikos, magistrate. Laureate head of Titus right, facing bareheaded and draped bust of Domitian left / Apollo standing right, holding taenia and laurel branch; countermark: X within circular incuse. Near VF, dark brown patina with earthen deposits.
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Aigai (AD 69-79) AE 17 - Vespasian218 viewsVespasian, 69-79 AD. AE17 (3.62g). ΟΥΗCΠΑCΙΑΝΟC ΚΑΙCΑΡ, laureate head right / ΕΠΙ ΑΠΟΛΛΩΝΟΥ ΝΕΜΕΟΝΙΔΟΥ ΑΙΓ, Apollo standing right, holding taenia and laurel branch.
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Aigai (AD 69-79) AE 18 - Titus & Domitian308 viewsTitus & Domitian, as Caesars, 69-79 AD and 69-81 AD. AE18 (4.94g, 12h). Apollonios, son of Nemeonikos, magistrate. Confronted heads of Titus right, laureate, and Domitian left, bareheaded / Isis standing facing, holding sistrum; countermark: X within square incuse. VF, green patina, earthen highlights.

Howgego does not record this countermark for Aegae. It comes in two varieties, in a square incuse as on this coin, and in a circular incuse (e.g., CNG e277, lot 118)
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Aigai (AD 69-79) AE 18 - Vespasian215 viewsVespasian, 69-79 AD. AE18 (5.10g, 12h). Laureate head left / Apollo standing right, holding taenia and laurel branch. VF, grayish-green patina, light cleaning marks. Rare.
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Aigai (AD 69-79) AE 18 - Vespasian171 viewsVespasian, 69-79 AD. AE18 (4.81g, 12h), Apollonios, Nemean Victor. OYECΠACIANOC KAICAP, Laureate head right / ΕΠΙ ΑΠΟΛΛΩΝΙΟΥ ΝΕΜΕΟΝΙΚΟΥ / ΑΙΓΑΕΩΝ, Apollo standing right, holding taenia and laurel branch. VF. Rare. Tricarico coll.
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Aigai (AD 69-79) AE 19 - Titus & Domitian477 viewsTitus & Domitian, as Caesars, 69-79 AD and 69-81 AD. AE19 (3.86g). Apollonios, victor of the Nemean Games. Laureate head of Titus on left vis à vis bare head of Domitian on right / Isis standing facing holding sistrum. VF, dark green patina with some encrustations. Very rare.
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Aigai (AD 69-79) AE 20 - Vespasian389 viewsVespasian, 69-79 AD. AE20 (4.43g). Head Titus facing left / Apollo standing right, holding taenia and laurel branch. Fine.
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Aigai (AD 117-138) AE 19541 viewsQuasi-autonomous, 117-138 AD (time of Hadrian). AE19 (3.02g), struck under Agonothetes Ovl. Pole. IEPA - CVNKΛHTOC, bust of Senate, draped, laureate, right / EΠI.AΓΩ.OVΛ - [...], cult-statue of Apollo Chresterios, standing frontal, both hands outstretched, holding branch(?) in left hand and unknown small object in right hand; in left and right field AI - GA. Very rare, probably unpublished. About VF. Hoeft coll.

There is a type for Sabina with the rev. legend EΠI AΓΩ OVΛ ΠOΛE, SNG von Aulock 7674. Agonothetes is the title of a magistrate whose duty was the superintendence of games.
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Aigai (AD 117-138) AE 20 - Hadrian150 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE20 (5.298g). AVTO KAI A∆PIANOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΕΠΙ ∆ΕΙΦΙΛΟΥ ΟΛΥΠΠΙΟΝΕΙΚΟΥ, Apollo standing right, wearing long drapery, taenia in right, laurel branch in left, ΑΙΓΙΕΩΝ downwards behind. 2nd known (?). VF, nice green patina.
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Aigai (AD 128-137) AE 20 - Sabina220 viewsSabina, Augusta, 128-136/7 AD. AE20 (5.10g). CABINA CЄBACTH, draped bust right / ЄΠΙ ΑΙΩ ΟΥΛ ΠΟΛЄ ΑΙΓΑ, Isis standing left, holding sistrum and raising hem of dress. Rare. VF.
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Aigai (AD 161-180) AE 27 - Marcus Aurelius517 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE27 (10.23g). Pherekydos magistrate. AV KAI M AVPH ANTΩNEINΩ, bare head to right / EΠI CTP ΦEPEKYΔOY AIΓAE, helmeted Athena standing facing, head left, holding Nike right, leaning on shield with spear. Rare. Good very fine.
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Aigai (AD 177-192) AE 20 - Commodus130 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE20 (5.95g). AVTOKP KOMOΔ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / AI ΓAEΩN, Tyche with cornucopia und rudder. VF.
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Aigai (AD 177-192) AE 31 - Commodus199 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE31 (13.50g, 6h). Claudius Ponticus, strategus. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Isis standing facing, wearing crown, head right, holding long scepter surmounted by globe and situla. Good VF, dark brown patina with earthen deposits in devices. Very rare. From Group CEM.
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Aigai (AD 193-211) AE 32 - Septimius Severus512 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE32 (20.91g). Apollodorus, magistrate. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; c/m: laureate head right within small circular punch / Emperor, holding sceptre, in slow quadriga left. Fine, brown patina, a few scratches. Wagner Coll.; Ex Mabbott Coll. (Schulman, 6/1969), 1409; Münzen und Medaillen XIII (6/1954), 886.
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Aigai (AD 193-235) AE 1398 viewsSeveran Times, 193-235 AD. AE13 (1.75g). IE CIC, draped bust of Isis wearing basileion / AIΓAE ΩN, Harpocrates standing left holding cornucopia before flaming alar. Black patina, aEF.
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Aigai (AD 198-217) AE 32 - Caracalla97 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE30 (14.50g). AV K M AVP ANTΩNЄINOC, laureate head right / ЄΠI [...] ΛΛIONOC K ΦAEI [...] OY, figure standing left; in exergue, AIΓAEΩN. VF.
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Aigai (AD 222-235) AE 50 - Severus Alexander728 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE50 - Medallion (49.60g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Tetrastyle temple; cult statue within, Nike standing on apex. Unpublished. Nice VF, dark green and brown patina with a trace of red, some light smoothing in fields. Unique. Quite impressive and huge.
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Aigai (AD 249-251) AE 41 - Trajan Decius262 viewsTrajan Decius, 249-251 AD. AE41 (37.99g). Struck under M. Aurelius Paulus. ΑΥΤ Κ Γ ΜЄC KVIN ΤΡΑΙAΝO[C] ΔЄΚΙ - ΟC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / Zeus, nude, standing right, head left, scepter in left hand, eagle in right. Two holes, possibly for inclusion in jewelry in ancient times. About VF.

MFA inventory no. 64.293. Purchased from Robert E. Hecht, Jr. in 1964 by the Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoe Wilbour.
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Aigai (AD 253-268) AE 20426 viewsTime of Valerian-Gallienus, 253-268 AD. AE20 (5.10g). ΑΙΓH, Tyche (the Amazon Aegae); axe at shoulder / AIΓAEΩΝ, Tyche standing, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Very fine.
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Aigai (BC 20-AD 4) AE 16 - Caius & Lucius580 viewsCaius & Lucius, Caesars, 20 BC-4 AD and 17 BC-2 AD. AE16 (3.50g, 11h). Diphilos Phaita, agonothete. Bare head of Lucius Caesar right / Bare head of Caius Caesar right. VF, black-green patina with traces of light green overtones. Ex Wagner Coll.
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Aigai (BC 27-AD 14) AE 19 - Augustus98 viewsAugustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AE19 (5.52g). Diphilus Phaita, magistrate. AIΓAEΩN ΣEBAΣTOΣ, bare head right / ΔIΦΙΛOΣ ΦAITA AΓΩΝΟΘETAΣ, Apollo standing right, holding taenia and laurel branch. Rare. VF.
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Aigai (BC 160-150) Tetradrachm748 viewsAfter 165 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.69g). Laureate head of Apollo right; quiver and bow at neck / ΑΙΓΑΙΕΩΝ, Zeus standing half-left, holding eagle and sceptre; monogram before; all within oak-wreath. Toned, good VF. Rare.
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Aigai (BC 160-150) Tetradrachm569 viewsca 160-150 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.69g, 12h). Laureate head of Apollo right; quiver and bow behind neck / ΑΙΓΑΙΕΩΝ, Zeus standing half-left, holding eagle in right hand, scepter in left, monogram to left; all within oak-wreath. Good VF, lightly toned. Rare.
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Aigai (BC 160-150) Tetradrachm210 viewsca 151-­143 BC. AR Tetradrachm (32mm, 17.50g, 12h). Stephanophoric type. Wreathed head of Apollo Smintheos right, bow and quiver over shoulder / Zeus standing left, holding eagle and scepter; monogram to left; all within oak wreath. Good VF, attractive cabinet tone, minor die wear. Very rare. Ex New York Sale IX (1/2005), lot 95.
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Aigai (BC 200-0) AE 12696 viewsca 2nd-1st century BC. AE12 (1.99g) Bust of Hermes right, wearing petasos / Forepart of goat right, ΑΙΓΑΕΩΝ below, monograms above and to right. VF, dark green-brown patina.
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Aigai (BC 200-0) AE 12535 viewsca 2nd-1st century BC. AE12 (2.54g, 11h) Bust of Hermes right, wearing petasos / Forepart of goat right, ΑΙΓΑΕΩΝ below, monograms above and to right. VF, dark green-brown patina.
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Aigai (BC 300-200) AE519 views3rd century BC. AE (3.91g). Laureate head of Apollo right / Head of goat right, ΑΙΓΑ-Ε. Perfectly centered, green patina, VF.
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Aigai (BC 300-200) AE 10572 viewsca 3rd century BC. AE10 (1.25g). Laureate head of Apollo right / Head of goat right. Nice VF, dark green patina.
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Aigai (BC 300-200) AE 10518 viewsca 3rd century BC. AE10 (0.98g). Laureate head of Apollo right / Head of goat right. VF, dark green patina.
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Aigai (BC 300-200) AE 16353 views3rd century BC. AE16 (3.71g). Laureate head of Apollo right; Λ in circle behind / Head of goat right. VF, green patina.
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Aigai (BC 300-200) AE 17 397 viewsca 3rd century BC. AE17 (4.00g). Laureate head of Apollo right / ΑΙΓΑE, head of goat right. gVF.
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Aigai (BC 300-200) AE 18569 views3rd century BC. AE18 (4.12g). Laureate head of Apollo right; monogram (Λ in circle?) behind / Head of goat right, ΑΙΓΑΕ to left. Olive-green patina, gVF. Gutknecht coll.
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Aigai (BC 400-300) AE 10671 viewsca 4th century BC. AE10 (1.06g). Laureate head of Apollo right, hair long / Head of goat right, ΑΙΓΑ to left. Dark green patina, EF. Rare. Gutknecht coll.
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Aigai (BC 400-300) AE 10606 viewsca 4th century BC. AE10 (0.95g). Laureate head of Apollo right, hair short / Head of goat right (no ethnic). Black patina, some corrosion sport on rev, aEF. Rare. Gutknecht coll.
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Aigai (BC 400-300) AE 10656 views4th century BC. AE10 (0.94g). Laureate head of Apollo right, hair long / Head of goat right. Dark green patina, VF. Rare. Joy coll.
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Aigai (BC 400-300) Hemidrachm411 views4th century BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.92g, 14mm). Helmeted head of Athena right / Head of goat right, AIΓΑE to left. Apparently unpublished.
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Aigai (BC 400-300) Hemiobol560 views4th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.3g, 6mm). Helmeted head of Athena right / Head of goat right, [...]ΓΑE below. Apparently unpublished.
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Aigai (BC 425-330) Hemiobol292 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.4g, 7mm). Forepart of goat right, head reverted / Head and neck of bull left.
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Aigai (BC 425-330) Hemiobol315 viewsca 4th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.4g, 8mm). Α...ON, forepart of goat right, head reverted / Head and neck of bull left. gVF. Apparently unrecorded type.
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Aigai (BC 425-330) Hemiobol241 viewsca 4th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.3g, 8mm). Forepart of goat right, head reverted, A to left / Head and neck of bull left. aVF.
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Aigai (BC 425-330) Hemiobol384 views5th-4th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.48g, 8mm). ΑIΓΑ ... , forepart of goat right, head reverted / Head and neck of bull left. Apparently unpublished.
     
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