Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Laertes (AD 98-117) AE 19 - Trajan358 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD. AE19 (3.87g). ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΩΡ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟC, laureate head right / ΛΑΕΡΤΕΙΩΝ, Demeter seated left, holding scepter, poppy, and grain ear. EF, with a choice glossy green patina.
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Laertes (AD 98-117) AE 24 - Trajan224 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD. AE24 (8.09g, 1h). Laureate head right / Apollo Sidetes standing left, holding patera and sceptre. VF, olive green patina.
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Laertes (AD 117-138) AE 18 - Hadrian151 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE18 (3.58g, 12h). Laureate head right / Tyche standing left, holding cornucopia and rudder. VF, black-green patina. Ex Wagner Coll.
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Laertes (AD 117-138) AE 19 - Hadrian161 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE19 (4.42g). Laureate bust R / Tyche standing L, holding holding cornucopiae and resting on rudder. VF, dark green patina.
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Laertes (AD 117-138) AE 20 - Hadrian179 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE20 (3.44g). AV KAI T AΔPIANOC, laureate head right / ΛΑΕΡΤΕΙΩΝ, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. Good very fine.
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Laertes (AD 138-161) AE 23 - Antoninus Pius193 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE23 (9.04g). Laureate, draped bust L / Apollo, nude, quiver over shoulder, holding branch and bow. Good VF, green patina.
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Laertes (AD 138-161) AE 24 - Antoninus Pius41 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE24 (8.54g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust left / Apollo Sidetes standing left, holding branch over tripod and scepter. VF, black patina, light roughness. Very rare. Ex Krizan coll.
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Laertes (AD 138-161) AE 34 - Antoninus Pius189 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE34 (20.34g, 12h). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Zeus seated right, holding sceptre and thunderbolt. Fine, green patina.
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Laertes (AD 161-169) AE 30 - Lucius Verus137 viewsLucius Verus, 161-169 AD. AE30 (3.54g, 2h). Laureate and draped bust right / ΛAЄP[...], Zeus Nicephorus seated left. Near VF, surfaces a little rough, particularly on the reverse. Nice portrait on an apparently unrecorded type. Ex Wagner Coll.
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Laertes (AD 161-180) AE 18 - Marcus Aurelius186 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE18 (3.15g, 12h). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. VF, green patina, edges rough.
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Laertes (AD 161-180) AE 22 - Marcus Aurelius193 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE22 (8.87g). ΑVΤΟ ΚΑΙ ΜΑΠ ΑVΠ ΑΝ[...], laureate and draped bust R / ΛΑΕΡΤΕΙΩΝ, Apollo Sidetes standing L, pouring offering over altar and holding sceptre. Good VF, green patina, flan flaw on reverse.
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Laertes (AD 193-211) AE 34 - Septimius Severus237 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE34 (19.66g, 1h). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Zeus standing left, holding phiale and sceptre; eagle at his feet to left. Good VF, green patina, some minor deposits.
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Laertes (AD 193-211) AE 36 - Septimius Severus211 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE36 (22.72g). AVT KAI Λ CEΠ CEOVH ΠEP; Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΛΑΕΡΤΕΙΤΩΝ; Zeus seated left, holding scepter and thunderbolt, eagle in front. Apparently unpublished.
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Laertes (AD 193-217) AE 26 - Julia Domna188 viewsJulia Domna, wife of Septimius Severus. Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE26 (7.77g). Draped bust R / Tyche-Fortuna standing L, holding rudder and cornucopiae. VF, light brown patina.
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Laertes (AD 198-209) AE 17 - Geta179 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 198-209 AD. AE17 (3.71g, 6h). Bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / ΛAЄPT[IT]ωN, Apollo Sidetes standing left, holding patera and scepter. VF, green patina. Extremely Rare. Wagner Coll.
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Laertes (AD 198-217) AE 28 - Caracalla109 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE28 (10.50g, 7h). AVT KAI M AVP ANTωNЄI[NOC], laureate and draped bust right / ΛAЄPTЄ ITωN, Apollo standing facing, head right, holding palm frond and bow. Good VF, dark green patina, adjustment marks. Very rare. From Group CEM. Ex Aufhäuser 5 (10/1988), lot 364; Münz Zentrum 63 (4/1988), lot 1363.

The identification of the emperor is uncertain. Originally published in the Münz Zentrum sale as Caracalla, the cataloguer of the Aufhäuser sale gave it to Elagabalus. Either is a possibility, but this cataloguer leans slightly toward identifying the bust as a young Caracalla. While no coins of either emperor appear in the standard references, an issue under Septimius Severus is evidenced by extremely rare coins of Geta as Caesar (SNG Pfalzer 873), which appear to be half denominations of the current piece. Surely Laertes did not issue in the name of the Caesar alone, and coins of Severus and Domna will likely turn up in the course of time.
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Laertes (AD 222-235) AE 23 - Julia Mamaea44 viewsJulia Mamaea, Augusta, 222-235 AD. AE23 (7.28g, 1h). Draped bust right / Demeter standing left, holding patera and torch. VF, green patina with some flaking on the high points. Ex Krizan coll.
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Laertes (AD 249-251) AE 30 - Herennia Etruscilla19 viewsHerennia Etruscilla, 249-251 AD. AE30 (11.36g). ЄPЄNNIA AITPOVCKIΛΛA CЄB, draped bust right / ΛAЄPTЄITΩN, Zeus seated left on throne, holding scepter; to left, eagle standing left, head right. nVF.
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Laertes (AD 253-260) AE 31 - Valerian I194 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE31 - 11 Assaria (17.48g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Ares standing right holding spear and shield. Very fine.
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Laertes (AD 253-268) AE 31 - Valerian I241 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE31 - 11 Assaria (13.71g, 6h). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Hermes seated left on rock, holding purse and caduceus. Good VF, patchy brown and green patina.
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Laertes (AD 253-268) AE 31 - Valerian I135 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE31 - 11 Assaria (15.23g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind; IA in right field / Zeus seated left, holding patera in right hand, scepter in left; eagle before. Nice VF, brown patina.
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Laertes (AD 254-268) AE 28 – Salonina235 viewsSalonina, 253-268 AD. AE28 (16.61g). ΚΟΡΝΗΛΙΑ ΣΑΛΩΝ[...], draped bust; IA before / ΛΑΕΡΤΕΙΤΩΝ, Athena with spear standing right, shield at feet; altar to right, olive tree to left. Extremely rare. Dark green patina, very fine.
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Laertes (AD 254-268) AE 29 - Salonina286 viewsSalonina, wife of Gallienus. Augusta, 254-268 AD. AE29 - 11 Assaria (15.56g). Diademed and draped bust R; IA (value) before / Helmeted warrior god, holding spear and shield. VF, a little rough.
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Laertes AD 193-217) AE 26 - Julia Domna45 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE26 (7.78g, 6h). Draped bust right / Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. VF, brown patina. Ex Krizan Coll.; ex CNG 64 (9/2003), lot 659; ex Levante Coll.; ex von Aulock Coll.
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