Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

Ionopolis (AD 138-161) AE 23 - Antoninus Pius129 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE23 (7.84g). Laureate head right / ΑΒΩΝΟΤΕΙΧΕΙΤΩΝ, coiled serpent with long hair (Glycon) to left. Rare. VF.
Ionopolis (AD 138-161) AE 29 - Antoninus Pius269 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE29 (16.89 g, 6h). Bare head right / ΓΛVΚΩΝ ΑΒΩΝΟΤΕΙΧΕΙΤΩΝ, coiled serpent with long hair (Glycon) to right. VF, dark green and brown patina, areas of roughness, smoothing in fields. Extremely rare.
Ionopolis (AD 161-169) AE 26 - Lucius Verus877 viewsLucius Verus, 161-169 AD. AE26 (14.25g, 6h). Laureate bust of Verus right / ΙΩΝΟΠΟΛΕ-ΙΤΩΝ, bust of Sarapis with kalathos right.

All the coins of Ionopolis are extremely rare. This issue with Lucius Verus / Sarapis is known from only 2 battered specimens - Hollstein/Jarman 2 (this coin) and 3 (Frank L. Kovacs Auction 12, 1995) - while the parallel issue, with Marcus Aurelius/Bust of Isis, is known from only one coin - Hollstein/Jarman 1 - in Berlin. The coins were probably struck to celebrate the renaming of Abonuteichos as Ionopolis circa 162 AD.
Ionopolis (AD 164-182) AE 20 - Lucilla236 viewsLucilla, Augusta, 164-182 AD. AE20 (8.07g). Diademed and draped bust right / Artemis advancing right drawing arrow from quiver and holding bow. Fine.
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