Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Bithynia Uncertain (AD 41-54) AE 27 - Claudius122 viewsClaudius, 41-54 AD. AE27 (8.93g). TI KΛΑΥΔΙΟC CEBACTOC ΓEPMANIKOC KAICAP, bare head left / Λ ΔΟΥΝΙΟΥ CEOYHPOY ANΘΥΠΑΤΟΥ, Zeus standing right wtih sceptre and thunderbolt; in exergue, monogram. VF.
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Bithynia Uncertain (AD 69-79) AE 25 - Titus254 viewsKoinon of Bithynia,Titus, as Caesar, 69-79 AD. AE25 (9.21g, 1h). M. Salvidenus Asprenas, proconsul. Laureate head right / Dionysos standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos. VF, brown patina, a few cleaning marks. Only one example cited in RPC. Ex Sierra Coll. Ex Classical Numismatic Group E138, lot 144.
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Bithynia Uncertain (AD 69-79) AE 26 - Titus240 viewsKoinon of Bithynia. Titus, as Caesar, 69-79 AD. AE26 (10.19g). Under proconsul M. Salvidenus Asprenas. AYTOKPA TITOΣ KAIΣAP ΣEBAΣ YIOΣ, head laureate right, before oblong countermark with letters MHTB ligate / EΠI M [Σ]AΛ[OY]IΔIANOY AΣΠP[H]NA ANΘY, palm tree with seven branches; to left cuirass, helmet, and two spears; to right large round shield and two spears. VF. Ex Sneh Coll.; ex D. Markov, possibly ex Emporium 10, 1987, lot 56, which bears the same countermark according to RPC.

A rare Judaea Capta type on a provincial coin struck by a remote mint that was not directly affected by the war. The countermark, according to RPC, "may stand for μητροπολιc Βιθυνιαc, implying an attribution to Nicomedia".
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Bithynia Uncertain (AD 69-79) AE 34 - Vespasian411 viewsKoinon of Bithynia, Vespasian, 69-79 AD. M. Salvidenus Asprenas, Proconsul. AE34 (24.66g), struck 71-79 AD. Laureate head right / Bithynia seated left, holding patera and cornucopiae. VF, black and tan surfaces. Drewry Coll.; Ex CNG 53 (3/2000), lot 1075.
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Bithynia Uncertain (AD 69-81) AE 18 - Domitian331 viewsKoinon of Bithynia, Domitian, as Caesar, 69-81 AD. AE18 (3.63g). M. Salvidenus Asprenas, proconsul. Laureate head right / Legend. VF, brown patina, light roughness. Rare.
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Bithynia Uncertain (AD 69-81) AE 18 - Domitian107 viewsKoinon of Bithynia. Domitian, as Caesar, 69-81 AD. AE18 (4.41g). M. Maecius Rufus. Laureate head right / Bundle of five grain-ears. Very rare. Dark green patina, gVF. Franke coll.
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Bithynia Uncertain (AD 69-81) AE 23 - Domitian151 viewsKoinon of Bithynia, Domitian as Caesar, struck 78 AD. AE23 (5.19g, 12h). ΔOMITIANΩΣ KAIΣAP ΣEBAΣ YIOΣ, Laureate head right / EΠI Λ ANTΩNIOY NAΣΩNΩΣ EΠITPO, round shield. Lucius Antonius Naso, procurator. VF, green patina, some roughness. Rare (one speciment cited in RPC). Tricarico coll.
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Bithynia Uncertain (AD 71-79) AE 22 - Titus73 viewsKoinon of Bithynia. Titus, as Caesar, 71-79 AD. AE22 (5.23g). M. Maecius Rufus Procurator. AYTOKPA TITOΣ KAIΣAP ΣEBAΣ YIOΣ, laureate head right / EΠI M MAIKIOY POYΦOY ANΘYПATOY, bundle of five grain-ears. Rare. Brown patina. Tricarico coll.
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Bithynia Uncertain (AD 79-81) AE 29 - Titus271 viewsTitus, 79-81 AD. AE29 (13.96 gm, 6h). AYTOKPA TITOΣ KAIΣAP ΣEBAΣ YIOΣ; laureate head of Titus to right / EΠI M MAIKIOY POYΦOY ANΘYΠATOY (in the proconsulship of M. Maecus Rufus); palm tree, on left cuirass, two spears, and helmet; on right two spears and shield. Good Very Fine. Ex Shoshana Coll.

This provincial Roman coin, attributed to the Koinon of Bithynia, is clearly related to the Jewish War. RPC II p. 97 notes that this coin has "...significance beyond Bithynia: the palm tree with obverse of Titus is a clear allusion to Titus' participation in the defeat of Judaea...”
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Bithynia Uncertain (AD 81-96) AE 16 - Domitian113 views(Prusias ad Hypium?) Domitian, 81-96 AD. AE16 (2.60g, 6h). Laureate head right / Arete standing left, holding spear. VF, green patina. Extremely rare, only one cited in RPC II (in the Staatliche Museen, Berlin), none in supplement. Possibly the second known and the finer of the two.
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Bithynia Uncertain (AD 81-96) AE 18 - Domitian293 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE18. Laureate head of Domitian right / Arete standing left, holding spear. Very rare, one known. VF.
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Bithynia Uncertain (AD 81-96) AE 18 - Domitian307 viewsKoinon of Bithynia, Domitian, 81-96 AD. AE18. Laureate head of Domitian right / Text in two lines. Judea Capta series. Rare. VF.
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Bithynia Uncertain (AD 81-96) AE 20 - Domitian159 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE20 (5.56g). ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑΝΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΣΕΒΑΣ ΥΙΟΣ, laureate head right / ΕΠΙ Μ ΜΑΙΚΙΟΥ ΡΟΥΦΟΥ ΑΝΘΥΠΑΤΟΥ, spear and round shield. Dark brown patina, VF. Tricarico coll.
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Bithynia Uncertain (AD 81-96) AE 21 - Domitian as Caesar399 viewsKoinon of Bithynia, Domitian, Caesar, 81-96 AD. AE21. Laureate head of Domitian right / Shield and spear. VF. Rare; 3 recorded (2 in museums). Jewish War commemorative.
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Bithynia Uncertain (AD 81-96) AE 26 – Domitian361 views(Nikaia?) Domitian, 81-96 AD. AE26 (12.82g, 7h). Laureate head right / Nike advancing left, holding shield and palm. Near VF, greenish-brown patina, a few breaks in the patina around the edge. Extremely rare - only a single specimen cited by RPC, this possibly being the second known. Tricarico coll.1 comments
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Bithynia Uncertain (AD 81-96) AE 27 – Domitian111 views(Nikaia?) Domitian, 81-96 AD. AE27 (11.03g, 5h). AYT ΔOMITIANOΣ KAIΣAP ΣEBAΣTOΣ, Laureate head right / ΣEBAΣTOY, Nike advancing left, holding shield and palm. Near VF. Extremely rare - only a single specimen cited by RPC, this possibly being the second known (same obv. die). Tricarico coll.
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Bithynia Uncertain (AD 81-96) AE 28 – Domitian133 views(Nikaia?) Domitian, 81-96 AD. AE28 (11.33g, 5h). AYT ΔOMITIANOΣ KAIΣAP ΣEB ΓEP, Laureate head right / ΣEBAΣTOY, Nike advancing left, holding shield and palm. Near VF. Extremely rare - only a single specimen cited by RPC S2 Supp., this possibly being the second known. Tricarico coll.
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Bithynia Uncertain (AD 117-138) AE 22 - Hadrian607 viewsKoinon of Bithynia, Hadrian, 117-138 AD. AE23 (6.50g, 7h). Laureate head right / Octastyle temple set on three-tiered podium, annulet in pediment. Good VF, even brown patina, with orichalcum highlights.
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Bithynia Uncertain (AD 117-138) AE 26 - Koinon of Hadrian696 viewsKoinon of Bithynia, Hadrian, 117-138 AD. AE26 (13.11g). Radiate head right / Octastyle temple. Nice VF, green patina.
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Bithynia Uncertain (AD 117-138) AE 34 - Hadrian403 viewsKoinon of Bithynia. Nikomedeia(?) mint. Hadrian, 117-138 AD. AE34 (25.94g, 6h). Laureate head right / Octastyle temple façade set on podium of three steps, pellet in field between central columns; in pediment, ornate entablature consisting of metopes, each with central pellet; above, male figure standing facing, holding patera over lighted altar and holding scepter, pellet to left and right; aphlasta as acroteria. VF, dark green and brown patina, some minor cleaning marks. Well centered and struck. Ex Sierra Coll.
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Bithynia Uncertain (BC 27-AD 14) AE 31 – Augustus & Livia280 viewsAugustus, with Julia Augusta (Livia), 27 BC-14 AD. AE31 (17.22g, 12h). M. Granius Marcellus, proconsul of Bithynia. Struck circa July or August 14 AD. Conjoined draped busts of Augustus and Julia Augusta (Livia) left / Julia Augusta (Livia) seated right, holding two cornucopias. VF, dark green patina. Excellent portrait coin. Extremely rare and possibly the finest known. Ex Group CEM.
     
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