Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Hieropolis-Kastabala (AD 1-100) AE 21366 viewsImperial Times, ca 1st century AD. AE21 (8.14g). IЄPOΠOΛЄITΩN, turreted head of Tyche right / ΠYPAM TΩN ΠPOC TΩ, Boule seated left, casting vote in vase. VF.
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Hieropolis-Kastabala (AD 1-200) AE 22310 viewsca 1st-2nd century AD. AE22 (5.75g). Turreted and veiled head of Tyche right / The river-god Pyramos swimming right, holding torch. Good very fine.
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Hieropolis-Kastabala (AD 50-100) AE 27323 views1st cent AD. AE27 (8.83g). Diademed and draped bust of Alexander the Great right / IEPOΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ, veiled head of Tyche right, branch before. Attractive very fine.
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Hieropolis-Kastabala (AD 96-98) AE 15 - Nerva130 viewsNerva, 96-98 AD. AE15 (4.26g). Laureate head right / Eagle on club. Rare. VF.
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Hieropolis-Kastabala (AD 96-98) AE 20 - Nerva174 viewsNerva, 96-98 AD. AE20 (7.16g), Laureate head right / Wreath. Rare. VF.
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Hieropolis-Kastabala (AD 145-176) AE 27 - Faustina Junior300 viewsFaustina Junior. Augusta 145-175/6 AD. AE27 (12.40g, 6h). Draped bust right / Radiate and draped bust of Sol left. Good VF, a few light scratches and deposits.
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Hieropolis-Kastabala (AD 150-211) AE 24316 viewspseudo-autonomous, ca 150-211 AD. AE24 (8.71g). IEPOΠOΛI - TΩN, bust of the City-Goddess (Tyche) right, draped and veiled, wearing mural-crown / [TΩN ΠPOΣ TΩ ΠYPAMΩ], bust of Artemis Perasia right, draped and veiled, wearing mural-crown; burning torch before. aVF, dark-green patina. Hoeft coll.

The goddess on the rev. is sometimes called Hekate because of the torch, in error because Hekate never wears a mural crown. This type should not have been struck after Severus, where KAΣTABAΛEΩN is always added.
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Hieropolis-Kastabala (AD 161-180) AE 20 - Marcus Aurelius322 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE20 (7.66g). Laureate head right / River-god Pyramos swimming right. VF, brown patina.
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Hieropolis-Kastabala (AD 164-182) AE 24 - Lucilla138 viewsLucilla, Augusta, 164-182 AD. AE24 (7.58g, 6h). Draped bust of Lucilla right, wearing stephane / Turreted, veiled, and draped bust of Artemis-Tyche left; torch before. Good VF, dark green patina. Group CEM.
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Hieropolis-Kastabala (AD 177-192) AE 21 - Commodus239 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE21 (6.44g). KOMOΔOC - EVTVX, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / IEPOΠOΛEITWN, bust city-goddess with turreted headdress. Good very fine.
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Hieropolis-Kastabala (AD 177-192) AE 41 - Commodus139 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE41 (31.29g). ΑVΤ Κ Μ ΑV ΑΝ ΚΟΜΟΔΟС ЄVΤVΧΗС, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΙЄΡΟΠΟΛЄΙΤωΝ ΤωΝ ΠΡΟС Τω ΠVΡΑΜω, Nike standing right, presenting wreath to emperor in military attire, holding spear. VF.
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Hieropolis-Kastabala (AD 177-192) AE 42 - Commodus148 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE42 / Medallion (26.76g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Tyche, veiled and turreted, standing right, presenting wreath to Commodus standing left, holding spear. Near VF, pale green patina. Ex Krizan Coll.
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Hieropolis-Kastabala (AD 177-192) AE 45 - Commodus152 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE45 - Medallion (49.89g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Nike alighting right, presenting wreath to Commodus, in military attire, standing left, holding spear. Good Fine, green patina, roughness. Rare.

See SNG France 2237 and SNG Levante 1588 for similar medallions with Tyche presenting the wreath to Commodus, and also SNG France 2238 for a similar medallion of Septimius Severus with Nike presenting a wreath to the emperor.
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Hieropolis-Kastabala (AD 180-192) AE 20 - Commodus297 viewsCommodus, 180-192 AD. AE20 (6.59g). AV KOMOΔOC ЄVTVX, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / IЄPOΠO-ΛЄITωN, Herakles with club and chlamys standing right. Rare. Red-brown patina, gVF.
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Hieropolis-Kastabala (AD 193-211) AE 24 - Septimius Severus & Julia Domna233 viewsSeptimius Severus & Julia Domna, 193-211 AD. AE24. Bust of Septimius right / Bust of Julia Domna right. Rare. VF.
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Hieropolis-Kastabala (AD 193-211) AE 28 - Septimius Severus94 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE28 (8.80g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Nike advancing right, holding wreath and trophy over shoulder. Near VF, dark green patina. Ex Krizan Coll.
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Hieropolis-Kastabala (AD 193-211) AE 29 - Septimius Severus268 viewsSeptimius Severus, with Julia Domna, 193-211 AD. AE29 (10.22g). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Septimius right./ Draped bust of Domna right. Very fine.
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Hieropolis-Kastabala (AD 193-211) AE 30 - Septimus Severus512 viewsSeptimus Severus, 193-211 AD. AE30 (6h). Head of Dionysos right / Septimus Severus standing left, with Nike in right hand, spear in left.1 comments
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Hieropolis-Kastabala (AD 193-211) AE 31 - Septimius Severus328 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE31 (15.79g, 6h). Draped bust of Dionysos right, wearing ivy-leaf crown, thrysos over shoulder, grapes on vine to right / Emperor standing left, in military dress, holding Nike and spear. VF, glossy dark green patina, some smoothing.
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Hieropolis-Kastabala (AD 193-211) AE 38 - Septimius Severus248 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE38 (30.79g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark: Nike on globe / Nike standing right, presenting wreath to emperor standing left, holding spear. Fine, brown patina. From the Ian Roper Collection.
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Hieropolis-Kastabala (AD 198-217) AE 30 - Caracalla1368 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE30 (14.52g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Tyche standing left, holding grain ears, rudder and cornucopia. VF, dark brown patina under earthen encrustations, some light cleaning scratches.
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Hieropolis-Kastabala (AD 198-217) AE 32 - Caracalla365 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE32 (22.79g). Cuirassed and draped bust right, AVT KAI MAP AVPH ANTΩNEINOC / IEPOΠΟ[ΛITEOY KACTABALEωN], Caracalla and Geta facing each other, hands clasped. Black-green patina, unpublished variant with bare head, very fine.
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Hieropolis-Kastabala (AD 198-217) AE 33 - Caracalla250 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE33 (24.73g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark: cult statue of Artemis-Ephesia / Tyche standing left, holding rudder, grain-ears and cornucopiae. Fine, brown patina. From the Ian Roper Collection.
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Hieropolis-Kastabala (AD 217-218) AE 20 - Macrinus125 viewsMacrinus, 217-218 AD. AE20 (9.26g). ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΟΠ ΜΑΚΡΙΝΟC CЄΒ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΙЄΡΟΠ ΚΑCΤΑΒΑΛЄΩΝ, Nike holding wreath going left. Green patina, EF. Ex Gorny & Mosch 108 (2004), 1522; ex G&M 67 (1994), 658.
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Hieropolis-Kastabala (AD 217-218) AE 23 - Diadumenian126 viewsDiadumenian, as Caesar, 217-218 AD. AE23 (11.48g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Prize-crown between two lighted torches. VF, green patina, a few cleaning marks. Ex Krizan Coll.; CNG 54 (6/2000), lot 1126.

A close comparison of the dies show that they are the same that were used to strike the Paris specimen. However, the spelling of Antoninus on that coin is ANTONINOC whereas here it is ANTΩNINOC. The Paris specimen appears to have been very carefully tooled.
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Hieropolis-Kastabala (AD 217-218) AE 23 - Macrinus291 viewsMacrinus, 217-218 AD. AE23 (9.38g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Prize-crown between two palms. Near VF, dark green patina.
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Hieropolis-Kastabala (AD 218-222) AE 27 - Elagabalus106 viewsElagabalus, 218-222 AD. AE27 (11.03g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Prize-crown between two lighted torches. Near VF, green patina, roughness. Ex Krizan Coll.; ex Levante Coll. (CNG Elec. Auc. 90 (5/2004), lot 210).
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Hieropolis-Kastabala (AD 218-222) AE 30 - Elagabalus250 viewsElagabalus, 218-222 AD. AE30 (c.15g). AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC, Laureate bust of Elagabalus right / KACTABAΛEωN, Beatyl of Elagabalus, surmounted by eagle, placed on galloping quadriga. Very fine.
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Hieropolis-Kastabala (AD 218-222) AE 30 - Elagabalus103 viewsElagabalus, 218-222 AD. AE30 (16.16g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Tyche seated left on rocks, holding grain ears. VF, dark green patina, cleaning scratches. Ex Krizan Coll.
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Hieropolis-Kastabala (AD 251-253) AE 27 - Volusian297 viewsVolusian, 251-253 AD. AE27 (18.56g). Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / IEPOΠΟΛΕΙ KACTABAΛEΩΝ, Head Tyche with turreted headdress. Almost very fine.1 comments
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Hieropolis-Kastabala (AD 251-253) AE 28 - Volusian102 viewsVolusian, 251-253 AD. AE28 (15.59g, 12h). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Tyche standing facing, head left, holding rudder and cornucopia. VF, green patina, roughness. Ex Krizan Coll.; ex Levante Coll. (CNG Elec. Auc. 90 (5/2004), lot 211.
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Hieropolis-Kastabala (AD 251-253) AE 29 - Volusian141 viewsVolusian, 251-253 AD. AE29 (20.28g, 12h). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Veiled and draped bust of Tyche right, wearing mural crown. Good VF, green patina. Krizan Coll.; ex Cooper Coll.; Hecht Coll.; purchased from Baldwin’s, 9/1979.
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Hieropolis-Kastabala (AD 253-260) AE 20 - Valerian I230 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE20 (7.74g). Laureate head right / River-god Pyramos reclining right, holding branch and cornucopia. VF, dark brown patina. Wagner Coll.
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Hieropolis-Kastabala (AD 253-260) AE 27 - Valerian I260 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE27 - 6 Assaria (13.59g). Cuirassed, draped and radiate head right / Hero left, nude but chlamys around neck, right hand raised. Good fine.
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Hieropolis-Kastabala (AD 253-260) AE 29 - Valerian I269 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE29 - Hexassaria (22.33g). Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Hero advancing left, raising arm; S (denomination) in left field. VF, dark green patina, irregular flan.
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Hieropolis-Kastabala (AD 253-268) AE 18 - Gallienus264 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE18 (4.14g). Laureate and draped bust righ / Prize-urn flanked by two torches. Unpublished?
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Hieropolis-Kastabala (AD 253-268) AE 26 - Gallienus295 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE26 - Tetrassaria (9.38g). Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / City-goddess seated left on rocks, holding grain-ear; river-god Pyramos swimming left below; D (denomination) in right field. VF, brown patina.
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Hieropolis-Kastabala (BC 175-164) AE 22 - Antiochos IV Epiphanes463 viewsAntiochos IV Epiphanes, 175-164 BC. AE22 (7.02g). Head of city-goddess; monogram in field / Goddess seated, wearing kalathos, holding small scepter; eagle under seat. Nice very fine.
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Hieropolis-Kastabala (BC 200-30) AE 15222 views2nd-1st century BC. AE15 (3.42g, 12h). Turreted head of Tyche right / Palm tree. VF, dark green patina.
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Hieropolis-Kastabala (BC 200-30) AE 15126 viewsca 2nd-1st centuries BC. AE15 (3.68g, 12h). Turreted head of Tyche right / Palm tree. VF, green patina. Krizan Coll.
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Hieropolis-Kastabala (BC 200-30) AE 18241 views2nd-1st century BC. AE18 (3.96g). Draped, turreted and veiled bust of Tyche right; countermark: eagle / Eagle standing left, on club. Very fine.
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Hieropolis-Kastabala (BC 200-30) AE 21310 views2nd-1st cent BC. AE21 (9.77g, 1h). Draped, turreted and veiled bust of Tyche right / Eagle standing left, on club. VF, green and brown patina.
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Hieropolis-Kastabala (BC 200-30) AE 22515 views2nd-1st cent BC. AE22 (7.50g, 12h). Draped, turreted and veiled bust of Tyche right / Goddess seated left, holding phiale(?); to right, pine tree. VF, dark-green patina with red patches.
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Hieropolis-Kastabala (BC 200-30) AE 22153 viewsca 2nd-1st centuries BC. AE22 (8.30g, 12h). Turreted, veiled, and draped bust of Tyche right; monogram behind / Eagle standing left. VF, green patina. Krizan Coll.
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Hieropolis-Kastabala (BC 200-30) AE 23498 views2nd-1st century BC. AE23 (8.19g, 12h). Turreted, veiled, and draped bust of Tyche right / River-god Pyramos swimming right, holding eagle in right hand. VF, green patina, light smoothing.
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Hieropolis-Kastabala (BC 200-30) AE 23554 views2nd-1st cent BC. AE23 (5.74g). Turreted, veiled, and draped bust of Tyche right / ΙΕΡΟ/ΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ - ΤΩΝ ΠΡΟΣ ΤΩΙ / ΠΥΡΑΜΩΙ, River-god Pyramos swimming right, holding eagle in right hand. Dark olive-green patina, VF. Gutknecht coll.
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Hieropolis-Kastabala (BC 200-30) AE 28203 viewsca 2nd-1st century BC. AE28 (14.74g, 12h). Draped bust of Dionysos right, wreath with ivy, thyrsos over shoudler; grape bunch before / Zeus Nikephoros seated left. Good VF, brown-green patina. Krizan Coll.; ex CNG Elec. Auc. 33, lot 63456.
 
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