Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Mopsos (AD 14-37) AE 26 - Tiberius457 viewsTiberius, 14-37 AD. AE26 (11.14g, 11h). Laureate head right / Legend in two lines; below, B between two monograms; all within wreath. VF, brown surfaces. Ex Wagner Coll.
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Mopsos (AD 14-37) AE 27 - Augustus & Livia108 viewsDivus Augustus, with Julia Augusta (Livia), 14-37 AD. AE27 (15.21g, 12h). Struck under Tiberius. Radiate head of Divus Augustus left / Draped bust of Livia right. Near VF, dark brown surfaces. Perhaps the third known.
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Mopsos (AD 41-54) AE 14 - Claudius310 viewsClaudius. 41-54 AD. AE23 (8.09g). Dated civic year 110 (42/3 AD). TIBEPIOC KLAUDIOC KAICAP, laureate head right / MOYEATWN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae; two monograms and IP (date) to left. Good VF, choice emerald green patina.
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Mopsos (AD 41-54) AE 25 - Claudius128 viewsClaudius, 41-54 AD. AE25 (11.00g, 12h). Dated CY 110 (42/3 AD). Laureate head right / Zeus seated left, holding Nike and scepter; two monograms in left field, P[I] (date) behind Zeus’ head, monogram before throne. Near VF, green patina. Only one specimen cited in RPC (now in the British Museum), no additional in supplements.

This coin reveals that the two monograms in the left field (the lower monogram is off the flan of the British Museum coin) are not the same as RPC 4052 and 4053, which were struck the same year, as was tentatively (and logically) assumed by the authors.
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Mopsos (AD 50-51) AE 15225 viewsYear 118, 50-51 AD. AE15 (2.26g). ΘIP, laureate head of Apollo / Tripod. Rare, nice very fine.
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Mopsos (AD 50-51) AE 19204 viewsTime of Claudius I, 41-54 AD. AE19 (5.52g). Dated Year 118 (50/1 AD). Veiled head of Tyche right / MOΨEATΩN THΣ IEPAΣ KAI AYTONOMOY HIP, Apollo sanding left, holding branch and resting elbow on tripod. Good VF.
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Mopsos (AD 81-96) AE 17 - Domitian162 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE17 (3.48g). Year 162, 94/5 AD. ΔOMITIANOC CЄBA, laureate head right / MOΨЄATΩN ЄT BZP, Artemis standing facing, head right; drawing arrow from quiver over shoulder, and holding bow. Minor cleaning scratches, gVF.
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Mopsos (AD 81-96) AE 18 - Domitian84 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE18 3.04g 12h. Struck 94/5 AD. ΔOMTANOΣ ΣЄBAΣTOΣ, laureate head right / MOΨЄATΩN ЄT BΞΡ, Artemis standing facing, head right; drawing arrow from quiver over shoulder, and holding bow. VF/F. Tricarico coll.
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Mopsos (AD 81-96) AE 25 - Domitian145 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE25 (8.64g). Dated year 161 (93/4 AD). ΔOMITIANOC CЄ BACTOC, laureate head right / MOΨЄATΩN THΣ IЄPAC KAI AVTONOMOY AΞP, Apollo, holding branch and resting on tripot. Very fine. Ex Karbach coll.
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Mopsos (AD 81-96) AE 26 - Domitian39 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE26.5 (11.43g, 12h). Dated CY 161 (93/4 AD). ΔOMЄTIANOC CЄBACTOC, laureate head right / [M]OΨЄA/[T]ωN TH–C IЄPA/[C] KAI ACY–ΛOY upward to left, KAI AYT–ONOM/OY AξP (date) upward to right, Apollo standing left, holding branch in right hand, leaning left elbow on tripod. Good VF, dark brown patina. Levante Coll.; ex von Aulock Coll.
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Mopsos (AD 81-96) AE 30 - Domitian254 viewsDomitian, with Domitia, 81-96 AD. AE30 (13.16g, 12h), dated CY 161 (93/4 AD). Laureate head of Domitian right, vis-à-vis draped bust of Domitia left / Tyche seated right, holding grain ears and poppy, river god below. Good Fine, smooth brown patina with tan highlights.
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Mopsos (AD 81-96) AE 34 - Domitian220 viewsDomitian, with Domitia, 81-96 AD. AE34 (18.12g, 12h), dated CY 162 (94/5 AD). Laureate head of Domitian left / Draped bust of Domitia right. Fair, green patina, scratches on reverse.
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Mopsos (AD 81-96) AE 35 - Domitian19 viewsDomitian, with Domitia, 81-96 AD. AE35 (19.74g, 12h), dated CY 162 (94/5 AD). AYTOKPATΩP KAIΣAP ΔOMITIANΩΣ ΓΕΡM, laureate head of Domitian left / ΔOMITIA ΣEBAΣTH MOPSEATWN ETO BΞP, draped bust of Domitia right. Near Very Fine, green patina, scarce, Tricarico coll.
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Mopsos (AD 81-96) AE28 - Domitian214 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE28 (13.03g). Dated CY 162 (94/5 AD). Laureate head R / Athena standing L, holding Nike, spear and shield; [BZP] (date) in legend. Near VF, green patina.
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Mopsos (AD 117-138) AE 15 - Hadrian167 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE15 (2.24g). Laureate head Hadrian right./ ETOYC MOΨEATW, Artemis standing to front, wearing short chiton; in left bow right she draws arrow from quiver at her back. Rare, good very fine.
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Mopsos (AD 138-161) AE 24 - Antoninus Pius248 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE24 (9.24g, 5h), dated CY 208 (140/1 AD). Bare head right, slight drapery at shoulder / Athena standing left, holding Nike, spear and shield at side. Good VF, brown patina.
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Mopsos (AD 138-161) Tetradrachm - Antoninus Pius216 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AR Tetradrachm (13.25g). Bareheaded and draped bust right, seen from behind / Eagle standing left, head turned right; flaming altar between legs. A bit over-cleaned, very rare. Nice F.
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Mopsos (AD 138-161) Tridrachm - Antoninus Pius40 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AR Tridrachm (8.71g, 23mm, 6h). Laureate head right / Apollo standing left, wearing chlamys and holding branch. Fine, porosity. Extremely rare, the only example known to Prieur at the time of his publication, one of two currently recorded in RPC Online. Levante Coll.
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Mopsos (AD 147-175) AE 17 - Faustina II41 viewsFaustina Junior, Augusta, 147-175 AD. AE17 (3.75g, 12h). Dated CY 230 (162/3 AD). Draped bust right / River-god Pyramus swimming right. VF, green patina. Rare. Ex Krizan Coll.
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Mopsos (AD 161-169) AE 23 - Lucilla224 viewsLucilla, 161-169 AD. AE23 (8.31g). ΛOYKIΛ[ΛA] CЄBACTH, draped bust right / AΔPIANΩN MOΨCЄATΩN, Nike with cornucopiae and scales. Very rare. Dark green patina, EF.
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Mopsos (AD 161-180) AE 14 - Autonomous349 viewsAutonomous issue. Time of Marcus Aurelius, ca 161-180 AD. AE14 (2.64g). Dated civic year 230 (162/3 AD). Crab with star (Zodiac sign of Cancer); ET LC (date) below / ADRIA MOYEATWN, lighted altar. EF, black patina.
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Mopsos (AD 161-180) AE 18168 viewsTime of Marcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE18 (5.31g, 11h). Dated CY 230 (162/3 AD). Laureate head of Zeus right / The Three Graces, arm in arm: the first with head right, the second with head facing, and the third with head right; in left field, EΛC (date). Near VF, earthen green patina.
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Mopsos (AD 161-180) AE 19145 viewsTime of Marcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE19 (6.05g). Year 230, 162/3 AD. ΑΔΡΙ ΜΟΨΕΑΤΩΝ, head of Tyche right / ΕΤΟΥC AC, Apollo standing left, holding laurel branch and resting left elbow on tripod. Nice VF.
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Mopsos (AD 161-180) AE 31 - Lucius Verus172 viewsLucius Verus, 161-180 AD. AE31 (12.98g). Draped 230 (162/163 AD). AVT KAI MAP AVPHΛIO ANTΩNEINOC CE, draped bare headed bust right / AΔPIANΩN MOΨEATΩN ETOVC ΛC, Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus in toga confronting clasping hands over burning altar. Near VF.
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Mopsos (AD 164-169) AE 23 - Lucilla141 viewsLucilla, wife Of Lucius Verus, 164-169 AD. AE23 (8.27g), struck Year 235 (167/8 AD). Diademed and draped bust of Lucilla right / Dikaiosyne standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae. Good Very Fine.
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Mopsos (AD 164-182) AE 21 - Lucilla89 viewsLucilla, Augusta, 164-182 AD. AE21 (8.15g, 1h). Dated CY 236 (168/9 AD). CЄBACTH ΛOYKIΛΛA, draped bust right / AΔPIANΩN MOΨЄATΩN, Dikaiosyne standing left, holding scales and cornucopia; ς/ΛC (date) to right. VF, dark green patina, earthen highlights. This date unrecorded in the standard references for Lucilla.
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Mopsos (AD 193-211) AE 34 - Septimius Severus46 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE34 (23.59g). Dated CY 262 (194/5 AD). AVT KAI Λ CЄΠ CЄOVHPOC ΠЄP CЄB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / AΔPIANWN MOΨЄATWN / ЄT BXC, Zeus seated left, holding Nike and sceptre; eagle at feet to left. VF.
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Mopsos (AD 193-217) AE 22 - Septimius Severus147 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE22 (10.07g, 1h). Dated City Year 262 (194/5 AD). Laureate head right / Hermes standing left, holding purse and kerykeion. VF, green patina.
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Mopsos (AD 193-217) AE 23 - Julia Domna21 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE23 (10.00g, 1h). Dated CY 284 (216/7 AD). IOYΛIA ΔO-MNA CЄB, draped bust right / ANTO[N]ЄINIANωN MOΨЄAT[ωN], Apollo standing left, holding branch and leaning on tripod; ЄT – ΔΠ/C (date) across field. VF, green patina, areas of roughness on reverse. Levante Coll.
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Mopsos (AD 193-217) AE 31 - Septimius Severus217 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-217 AD. AE31 (20.80g), dated year 274 = 206 AD. AV K Λ CЄΠT CЄOVHPOC ΠЄPT, laureate head right / AΔPIANΩN [MOΨЄATΩN] ЄTOV ΔOC, Caracalla and Geta standing facing each other clasping hands, in between them, star. Rare. Very fine.
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Mopsos (AD 197-209) AE 34 - Caracalla188 viewsCaracalla Caesar, 197-209 AD. AE34 (24.40g). Dated 265, 198 AD. AVT KAI M AVP ANTΩNЄINOC CЄB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / AΔPIANO MOΨЄATΩN ЄTOVC ЄΞC, wreathed mule left. Rare. Obverse double struck, very fine. Ex Karbach coll.
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Mopsos (AD 217-218) AE 21 - Diadumenian232 viewsDiadumenian, 217-218 AD. AE21 (6.62g). [...]MENIAN, cuirassed bust R / MO[YEA]TWN, Crab. Dark green patina, good VF. Very rare.
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Mopsos (AD 217-218) AE 21 - Macrinus173 viewsMacrinus, 217-218 AD. AE21 (6.89g), year 285 = 217-218 AD. Laureate head right / AΔP MOΨEATΩN EΠC, Dikaiosyne, holding scales and cornucopiae. Very fine.
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Mopsos (AD 217-218) AE 26 - Diadumenian233 viewsDiadumenian, 217-218 AD. AE26 (8.38g). Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Burning altar on table; crab below. Very rare. Very fine.
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Mopsos (AD 217-218) AE 28 - Macrinus139 viewsMacrinus, 217-218 AD. AE28 (12.98g, 6h). Dated CY 285 (217/8 AD). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Tyche seated left on rocky outcropping, holding grain ear; Є-Π/C (date) across field. Good VF, green patina. Rare. From Group CEM.
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Mopsos (AD 217-218) AE 29 - Diadumenian142 viewsDiadumenian, 217-218 AD. AE29 (14.80g). K MOΠAIA ΔOVMЄNIANOC, draped and cuirassed bust right / AΔP MOΨЄATΩN ЄTO ЄΠC, Athena standing left with spear and shield. Very rare. Good fine. Ex Karbach coll.
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Mopsos (AD 217-218) AE 31 - Diadumenian23 viewsDiadumenian, as Caesar, 217-218 AD. AE31 (15.16g, 6h). Dated CY 285 (217/8 AD). Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Male figure (satyr?) standing left, with foot on basis and holding reed. Near VF, green patina, a few edge splits. Very rare. Spradling Coll.
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Mopsos (AD 218-222) AE 30 - Elagabalus37 viewsElagabalus, 218-222 AD. AE30 (11.62g, 6h). Dated CY 287 (220/1 AD). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Male figure (Mospus?) standing left, holding branch in right hand; ЄT ZΠC (date) across field), altar to lower right. VF, brown patina, some roughness around edges. Ex Krizan coll.
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Mopsos (AD 218-222) AE 32 - Julia Maesa73 viewsJulia Maesa, mother of Elagabalus, 218-222 AD. AE32 (16.33), dated year 287 (221/2 AD). IOVΛIA MAICA CEBACTH; draped bust right / ANTWNEINIANWN AΔPI MOΨEATWN / ET ZΠC; Tyche seated left, holding ear of corn (or branch) and cornucopiae; at her feet, river-god Pyramos swimming left; under throne, amphora. Apparently unpublished.
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Mopsos (AD 218-222) AE 34 - Elagabalus114 viewsElagabalus, 218-222 AD. AE34 (29.70g, 6h). Dated CY 287 (219/220 AD). AΥT KAI M AΥΡ ANTωNЄINOC CЄB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right, seen from behind / ANTωNЄIANωN AΔΡIAN MOΨЄATωN ЄT ZΠC Elagabalus, in military dress with radiate crown, riding on horseback to left, raising his right hand in greeting. Very rare. With a very dark brown, glossy patina, and an attractive, albeit unrealistic portrait of Elagabalus. Reverse slightly double struck, otherwise, nearly extremely fine. From the M Collection, ex Helios 2 (11/2008), 353.
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Mopsos (AD 222-235) AE 33 - Severus Alexander153 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE33 (22.36g). AVT K M AVGG AΛEΞΔPOC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / AΔP [..] MOΨEATΩN EΓ-T, bearded and draped figure (Mopsos?), holding laurel-branch; at right fire altar. Very fine.
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Mopsos (AD 244-249) AE 20 - Otacilia Severa61 viewsOtacilia Severa, Augusta, 244-249 AD. AE20 (7.53g). CY 311 (244 AD). ωTA CЄ-VHPA C, draped bust right / AΔP MOΨЄA-T...AIT, Asclepius standing facing, head turned left, leaning on staff entwined with a serpent. Nice VF, dark green patina.
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Mopsos (AD 249-251) AE 31 - Herennius Etruscus23 viewsHerennius Etruscus, as Caesar, 249-251 AD. AE31 (22.24g, 1h). Dated CY 318 (250/1 AD). ЄΠIΦ KЄCAP KVI ЄPЄ AITP MЄC ΔЄKION, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / AΔPI ΔЄ-KI-ANω-N M-oΨЄ[AT]ωN, Serapis, raising hand and holding scepter, and Isis, holding sistrum and cornucopia, standing left; crab to lower right, Є HIT (date) in exergue. VF, green patina, roughness, surface bubble on obverse. Interesting Egyptian-themed issue. Levante Coll.
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Mopsos (AD 251-25) AE 33 - Trebonianus Gallus201 viewsTrebonianus Gallus, 251-253 AD. AE33 (18.04g, 7h). Dated CY 319 (251/2 AD). Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Athlete crowning himself and holding palm branch. Fine, brown patina.

The Greek legend AGWN KPICIMOC translates as “the decisive contest,” a term that appears nowhere else in the literature on Greeks festivals and games.
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Mopsos (AD 253-260) AE 31 - Valerian I265 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE31 (18.51g, 6h), dated year 323 (=255/6 AD). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Tyche standing right, presenting prize crown to the seated emperors, Valerian and Gallienus. Good very fine, dark patina.
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Mopsos (AD 253-260) AE 32 - Valerian I254 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE32 (14.92g, 6h), dated year 323 (255/6 AD). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. / Tyche standing right, presenting prize crown to the seated emperors, Valerian and Gallienus. Games related issue. Good very fine.
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Mopsos (AD 253-260) AE 32 - Valerian I365 viewsValerian, 253-260 AD. AE32 (19.74g). 253-254 AD. AVT KAI ΠOΛ OVAΛЄPIANOC[...], radiate, cuirassed and draped right / AΔPI OVA ΓA ΠΛI MOΨЄATΩN / ЄT A/K/T, Apollo holding bow and arrow in left hand and torch in right. Very rare, VF.1 comments
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Mopsos (AD 253-260) AE 33 - Valerian I204 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE33 (18.04g, 7h), dated CY 323 (255/6 AD). Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Prize crown with palms set on table. Near VF, brown and green patina, adjustment marks.
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Mopsos (AD 253-260) AE 33 - Valerian I251 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE33 (20.11g, 6h), dated CY 321 (253/4 AD). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Hercules standing left, strangling Nemean Lion; date to left. VF, dark brown surfaces, overall roughness, pit on obverse at edge. Cain Coll.
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Mopsos (AD 253-260) AE 34 - Valerian I321 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE34 (19.20g, 12h). Dated CY 323 (255/6 AD). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / River-god Pyramus, holding cornucopia, reclining left on river bridge consisting of five arches; ΔΩΡЄΑ in spans, triumphal arches at either end; ЄT Γ/KT (date) in upper field. EF, dark brown patina, minor roughness.

The Greek word δωρεά (gift) indicates that the bridge was the result of imperial munificence. It is quite possible that, as the city was situated on a major route eastward into Commagene and Cyrrhestica, and consequently the Persian frontier, the bridge was constructed to ensure rapid deployment of Roman troops to the East.
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Mopsos (AD 253-268) AE 31 - Valerian I215 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE31 (15.22g), dated year 323 (255-256 AD). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Bearded and draped figure (Mopsos?), holding branch and female figure, holding branch and statuette of naked male. Weak reverse strike, very fine.
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Mopsos (AD 253-268) AE 32 - Gallienus190 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE32 (15.17g, 12h). Dated CY 323 (255/6 AD). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Tyche of Mopsouestia-Mopsos standing right, presenting agonistic urn containing two palm fronds to Valerian I and Gallienus, each seated left on curule chair. Good VF, green patina with traces of earthen overtones, die cleaning marks on reverse. A well-struck, attractive example.
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Mopsos (AD 253-268) AE 33 - Valerian I233 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE33 (14.12g), dated year 323 (255/6 AD). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right./ Tyche standing right, presenting prize crown to the seated emperors, Valerian and Gallienus. Games related issue. Very fine.
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Mopsos (BC 200-0) AE 18201 viewsca 2nd-1st cent BC. AE18 (2.93g). Head of Apollo, laureate / Artemis drawing arrow from quiver over shoulder; MOΨEATΩN THC IEPAC KAI AVTONOMOV. Good very fine.
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Mopsos (BC 200-0) AE 21417 viewsca 2nd-1st cent BC. AE21 (7.58g). Laureate head of Zeus right / Circular altar on legs. Good VF, minor rough area on reverse, brown patina.
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Mopsos (BC 200-0) AE 21457 views2nd Century BC-Imperial Times. AE21 (7.99g, 12h). Laureate head of Zeus right / Lighted altar on two feet. VF, brown patina, a little rough.
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Mopsos (BC 200-0) AE 23459 viewsca. 2nd-1st century BC. AE23 (6.70g). Laureate head of Zeus right / Circular altar on legs. Very fine.
     
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