Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Syedra (AD 14-37) AE 17 - Tiberius445 viewsTiberius, 14-37 AD. AE17 (3.27g, 1h). Laureate head right / Tyche standing left, holding phiale and long scepter. Good VF, black-green patina.
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Syedra (AD 98-117) AE 19 - Trajan217 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD. AE19 (4.70g). Laureate head right / Artemis standing facing, head left, holding pomegranate and sceptre. VF, wonderful hard dark green patina.
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Syedra (AD 98-117) AE 24 - Trajan180 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD. AE24 (10.99g, 1h). Laureate head right / Demeter seated left, holding grain-ears, poppy, and lighted torch. Good VF, glossy olive-green patina.
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Syedra (AD 117-138) AE 17 - Hadrian52 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE17 (3.41g, 12h). Laureate and cuirassed bust right / Goddess standing facing, holding pomegranate and branch downwards. VF, greenish-brown patina. Krizan Coll.; ex Levante Coll. (CNG Elec. Auc. 90, lot 287).
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Syedra (AD 117-138) AE 17 - Hadrian45 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE17 (4.76g, 12h). Laureate and cuirassed bust right / Goddess standing facing, holding pomegranate and branch downwards. Good VF, dark brown patina, light roughness. Krizan Coll.; ex Lindgren Coll.
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Syedra (AD 117-138) AE 18 - Hadrian129 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE18 (4.47g). Laureate and cuirassed bust right / Demeter standing facing, head right, holding patera and scepter. VF, glossy black patina under light earthen deposits. Ex Wagner Coll.
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Syedra (AD 117-138) AE 24 - Hadrian47 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE24 (9.44g, 12h). Laureate and cuirassed bust right / Demeter standing left, holding long torch and grain ears. VF, green patina. Krizan coll.; ex Levante Coll. (CNG E90, lot 286).
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Syedra (AD 138-161) AE 26 - Antoninus Pius133 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE26 (9.51g). Laureate head right / Demeter standing right, holding grain-ears and pomegranate. resting on torch. VF, green patina. Ex Schulten (10/1988), lot 728.
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Syedra (AD 147-175) AE 24 - Faustina II59 viewsFaustina Junior, Augusta, 147-175 AD. AE24 (10.53g, 5h). Draped bust right; countermark: AK within rectangular incuse / Aphrodite standing facing, head right, fixing her hair. VF, green patina. Krizan coll.; ex Levante Coll. (CNG E90, lot 288).
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Syedra (AD 161-169) AE 17 - Lucius Verus123 viewsLucius Verus, 161-169 AD. AE17 (3.83g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Artemis standing facing, head right, holding bow and uncertain object, quiver over shoulder. Near VF, dark grayish-green patina, a little rough.
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Syedra (AD 161-169) AE 29 - Lucius Verus99 viewsLucius Verus, 161-169 AD. AE29 (21.89g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Verus on horseback right, raising hand in salute. VF, thin green patina, a little metal showing at highest points. Much finer than the cited examples. From Group CEM.
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Syedra (AD 161-180) AE 17 - Marcus Aurelius188 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE17 (3.85g, 6h). Laureate head right / Athena standing left, holding Nike and spear, shield at her feet to right. VF, dark green patina with lighter highlights.
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Syedra (AD 161-180) AE 24 - Marcus Aurelius12 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE24 (7.83g). ΑVΤ ΜΑΡ ΑVΡΗΛ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟС, laureate head right / СVЄΔΡЄΩΝ, Athena standing left, holding crowning Nike and spear. Very rare. VF.
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Syedra (AD 161-180) AE 28 - Marcus Aurelius160 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE28 - 3 Assaria (18.19g, 6h). 161-169 AD. AΥT KAI M AΥΡ ANTΩNINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust to right / CΥЄΔΡЄΩN, Dike, draped on the left, leading Ares, moving left, helmeted and in armor, who is tied with a rope held by Hermes, nude and holding his kerykeion, standing left behind him. Very rare. Sharply struck, attractive and with a dark reddish-brown patina. Extremely fine. From the M Coll, ex Gorny & Mosch 134, 11 Oct 2004, 2069.

When the city asked the oracle of Klaros how it could protect itself from a pirate attack the oracle replied that Syedra should erect a propitiatory statue group, showing the warlike Ares (symbolizing the violence of a pirate attack) bound by Hermes and led by Dike (Justitia). This the city did and the base for the group apparently still exists at the site.
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Syedra (AD 161-180) AE 30 - Marcus Aurelius213 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE30 (14.04g). AVT KAI M A - VP ANTΩNINOC, draped, cuirassed and laureate bust right; c/m AK in rectangular incus (Howgego 514) before / C - V - E - ΔPE / ΩN, Ares, helmeted and wearing suit of armor, stg. left between Dike, in long garment, stg. right, and Hermes, nude, with kerykeion in left arm and wearing winged boots. Very rare, about VF/F. Hoeft coll.

A wonderful mythological type from the oracle given by Apollo to the people of Syedra. Ares, the war god and killer of men, stands bound in iron chains of Hermes and is judged for its crimes by Dike (justice). The Syedrians were told to erect a statue to this end so this could be very well a visual of the statue erected.
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Syedra (AD 161-180) AE 30 - Marcus Aurelius19 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE30 (16.88g, 6h). AVT KAI M A-VP ANTΩNINOC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Emperor on horseback right, raising hand. VF, brown patina. Apparently rare and possibly unpublished for Marcus Aurelius. Levante Coll.
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Syedra (AD 161-180) AE 33 - Marcus Aurelius169 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE33 (23.55g). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Zeus standing left, holding phiale and sceptre; at feet, eagle left. Good VF, dark green patina under some earthen encrustation, very minor roughness.
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Syedra (AD 164-169) AE 22 - Lucilla254 viewsLucilla, died 182 AD. AE22 - Assarion (6.67g, 6h). CEBACTH LOVKILLA, draped bust right / CVEΔΡΕΩN, Aphrodite standing facing, head right, half-draped, her right hand holding out her hair, her left holding her garment. Near VF. Extremely Rare.
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Syedra (AD 164-182) AE 24 - Lucilla150 viewsLucilla, wife of Lucius Verus, 164-182 AD. AE24 (8.98g). Draped bust right / CVEΔ-ΡΕ-ΩΝ, Demeter standing right, holding long torch in each hand. Near VF, heavy brown-green patina. Ex Malloy XXIII (10/1987), lot 179.
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Syedra (AD 198-217) AE 34 - Caracalla11 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE34 (20.02g). A K M AV ANTΩNЄINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / CVЄΔPЄΩN, Nike to left, leading Ares, in middle and tied to rope held by Hermes to right. VF.
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Syedra (AD 222-235) AE 32 - Severus Alexander166 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE32 (23.49g, 1h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Ares standing facing, head right, holding spear and parazonium. VF, red-brown and black patina.
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Syedra (AD 222-235) AE 32 - Severus Alexander160 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE32 (17.11g). A K M AVP CЄOVHP AΛЄZANΔ, laureate, cuirassed and draped right / CYЄΔPЄΩ[N], naked Hephaistos standing before anvil, holding hammer in right hand. Nice light green patina, VF.
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Syedra (AD 235-238) AE 23 - Maximus147 viewsMaximus Caesar, 235-238 AD. AE23 (6.55g). ΓΙΟΥ ΟΥΗΡ ΜΑΞΙΜΟC ΚΑΙCΑΡ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust / CΥΕΔ-ΡEΩΝ, Aphrodite standing facing, head right. Very fine.
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Syedra (AD 235-238) AE 24 - Maximus143 viewsMaximus, Caesar, 235-238 AD. AE24 (8.13g, 6h). Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right / Ares, helmeted, standing left, holding shield and spear. Good VF, green-brown patina.
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Syedra (AD 235-238) AE 25 - Maximinus I136 viewsMaximinus I, 235-238 AD. AE25 (5.33g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Ares standing right, holding spear and shield. VF, green patina, natural flan flaw on obverse.
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Syedra (AD 235-238) AE 30 - Maximus201 viewsMaximus, Caesar, 235-238 AD. AE30 (12.70g). Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right / Zeus standing between uncertain goddess and Demeter. VF, green patina. Ex Waddell I (12/1982), lot 518.
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Syedra (AD 238-244) AE 24 - Gordian III57 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE24 (6.60g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Ares standing left, head right, holding spear and parazonium. Good VF, green patina that is chipped in areas, light adjustment marks, pit below bust. Group CEM.
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Syedra (AD 238-244) AE 29 - Gordian III160 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE29 (8.85g, 1h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Ares standing facing, head left, bound by Dike and Hermes. VF, black-green patina with earthen overtones.
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Syedra (AD 244-249) AE 32 - Philip I21 viewsPhilip I, 244-249 AD. AE32 (15.23g, 5h). AV • K • M • IOVΛ ΦΛIΠΠOC CЄB, laureate and cuirassed bust right / CVЄΔ-PЄΩN, Ares standing left, holding shield and spear. VF, green patina, lathe mark on obverse, numerous cleaning scratches on reverse. Levante Coll.
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Syedra (AD 249-251) AE 28 - Herennia Etruscilla142 viewsHerennia Etruscilla, wife of Trajan Decius. Augusta, 249-251 AD. AE28 (16.96g). Draped bust right / Three one-handed cylindrical cups of different sizes placed on Gymnasiarch's oil pasin; palm-branch to eaither side. VF, tasn patina, a little rough.
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Syedra (AD 249-251) AE 34 - Trajan Decius148 viewsTrajan Decius, 249-251 AD. AE34 (22.63g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Two single-handled cups and gymnasiarch’s oil basin with palm frond. Near EF, attractive green-brown patina. Extremely rare - this type missing in the standard references. From the same reverse (and obverse?) die as the specimen sold by Münzen & Medaillen, but almost double the weight and on a flan roughly 5mm larger in diameter. From Group CEM.
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Syedra (AD 249-251) AE31 - Herennia Etruscilla235 viewsHerennia Etruscilla, 249-251 AD, AE31.27 (15.23g). EPENNIA AITPOVCKIΛΛA CEB, draped bust right / CVEΔPEΩΝ, judgement of Ares by Dike; she and Hermes both holding disarmed Ares; Ares' sword in her right hand. Rare, old scratch on obverse below bust, very fine/ good very fine.
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Syedra (AD 251-253) AE 23 - Volusian63 viewsVolusian, 251-253 AD. AE23 (6.34g, 12h). Laureate and draped bust right / CYЄ/ΔPЄ/ΩN in three lines within wreath. VF, dark green patina, roughness. Scarce. Krizan coll.
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Syedra (AD 251-253) AE 32 - Trebonianus Gallus159 viewsTrebonianus Gallus, 251-253 AD. AE32 (10.00g).
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Syedra (AD 253-260) AE 30 - Valerian I253 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE30 - 11 Assaria (15.47g). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; IA in field / Judgment of Ares, with Dike and Hermes leading Ares. Near VF, dark brown patina.

Ares slew Halirrhothius, son of Poseidon, for assaulting Ares' daughter, Alcippe. The site where Ares came before the gods for judgement became the Areopagos (Hill of Ares) in Athens, the location of the Athenian law courts. Ares was absolved of murder. It is unknown why this event had such import for Syedra, but the scene appears frequently on its 3rd century coinage.
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Syedra (AD 253-260) AE 32 - Valerian59 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE32 - 11 Assaria (16.2g). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; IA in field / Judgment of Ares, with Dike and Hermes leading Ares. VF.
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Syedra (AD 253-260) AE 32 - Valerian I139 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE32 - 8 Assaria (16.14g). Laureate and draped bust right, H before / Ares standing right with spear and shield. Very fine.
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Syedra (AD 253-268) AE 28 - Gallienus131 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE28 - 11 Assaria (15.67g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; IA (mark of value) before / Uncertain male deity (Ares?) seated right, holding scepter and shield. Near VF, dark green patina, rough surfaces. Wagner Coll.
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Syedra (AD 253-268) AE 28 - Gallienus126 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE28 (15.67g). AVT KAI ΠO ΛIK ΓAΛΛIHNOC [CEB], draped, cuirassed and laureate bust right, IA before (for 11 Assaria) / CE / MNHC / ENΔOΞO / TEPAC / CVEΔP /EΩN, in six lines, surrounded by laurel wreath. Very rare, good F, some over all roughness. Hoeft coll.

CEMNHC, from CEBACTOS, = venerable, dignified, nobly. ENΔOΞOTEPAC, from ENΔOΞOC, famous, = the even more famous.
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Syedra (AD 253-268) AE 28 - Salonina124 viewsSalonina, wife of Gallienus, Augusta, 253-268 AD. AE28 - 11 Assaria (12.46g, 1h). Diademed and draped bust right; IA / Ares standing facing, head right, holding spear and shield. Good VF, green patina, obverse a little rough.
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Syedra (AD 253-268) AE 29 - Gallienus144 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE29 - 11 Assaria (15.51g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; IA before / CVEΔ-P-E-ΩN, Ares standing between Dike, on left, and Hermes, on right. VF, earthen green patina. Ex Pegasi 116 (11/1999), lot 177.
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Syedra (AD 253-268) AE 30 - Gallienus140 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE30 - 11 Assaria (13.85g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; IA before / CVE-ΔPE-ΩN around, ΓVMNACI/APXIA in two lines in exergue, gymnasiarch's basin with three graduated cylindrical cups above; palm branch to either side. VF, earthen green patina. Ex Berk 106 (1/1999), lot 763.
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Syedra (AD 253-268) AE 30 - Gallienus152 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE30 - 8 Assaria (13.00g). AVT KAI PO LIK GALLIHNOC CEB, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; H in right field / CVEDREWN, table with two prize crowns and palms, WEMIC below. Green and brown patina.
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Syedra (AD 253-268) AE 32 - Gallienus245 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE32 - 11 Assaria (18.98g). AVT KAI PO LIK GALLIHNOC CEB, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; IA in right field / CVEDREWN, Judgment of Ares -- Ares walking left between Dike and Hermes. Near EF, dark green patina. Ex Leu 30 (4/1982), lot 447.

Ares slew Halirrhothios, son of Poseidon, for assaulting Ares' daughter, Alcippe. The site where Ares came before the gods for judgement, escorted by Dike (Justice) and the herald Hermes, became the Areopagus (Hill of Ares) in Athens, the location of the Athenian law courts. Ares was absolved of murder. It is unknown why this event had such import for Syedra, but the scene appears frequently on its 3rd century coinage.
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Syedra (AD 253-268) AE 33 - Gallienus179 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE33 - 11 Assaria (15.35g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; IA in field / Two wrestlers grappling. Good VF, brown patina, rough surfaces. Games related motif. Ex von Aulock Collection, 5905.
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Syedra (AD 254-268) AE 28 - Salonina121 viewsSalonina, Augusta, 254-268 AD. AE28 - 11 Assaria (17.22g, 12h). Diademed and draped bust right; IA (denomination) before / Bearded god seated right, holding spear and shield. VF, heavy green patina.
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Syedra (AD 254-268) AE 29 - Salonina201 viewsSalonina, 254-268 AD (wife of Gallienus). AE29 (11.69g). Bust right / Dionysos standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos, panther to left. Unpublished (?).
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Syedra (AD 254-268) AE 29 - Salonina198 viewsSalonina, wife of Gallienus. Augusta, 254-268 AD. AE29 - 11 Assaria (16.33g). KORNHLIA CALWNINA CEB, diademed and draped bust right; IA in right field / CVEDREWN, Demeter walking right, wearing calathus and holding two lit torches. Good VF, green patina.
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Syedra (AD 254-268) AE 29 - Salonina158 viewsSalonina, wife of Gallienus, Augusta, 254-268 AD. AE29 - 11 Assaria (14.58g). Diademed and draped bust right; IA before / CVE-ΔPEΩN, Ares standing right, holding spear and shield. VF, earthen green patina.
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Syedra (AD 254-268) AE 29 - Salonina156 viewsSalonina, wife of Gallienus. Augusta, 254-268 AD. AE29 - 11 Assaria (16.33g). ΚΟΡΝΗΛΙΑ CΑΛΩΝΙΝΑ CΕΒ, diademed and draped bust right; IA in right field / CYΕΔΡΕΩΝ, Demeter walking right, wearing calathus and holding two lit torches. Very fine, green patina.
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Syedra (AD 254-268) AE 29 - Salonina340 viewsSalonina, wife of Gallienus, Augusta, 254-268 AD. AE29 - 11 Assaria (13.22g). KORNHLIA CALWNINA CEB, diademed and draped bust right; IA in right field / CVEDREWN, oil basin between palms, three graduated cups above, GUMNACIAPXIA below. Good VF, dark green patina.
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Syedra (AD 254-268) AE 29 - Salonina388 viewsSalonina, 254-268 AD. AE29 (13.43g). KOPNHΛIA CAΛΩNINA CЄB, draped and diademed bust right, IA to right / CYЄΔPЄΩN ΘЄ/MIC, two wrestlers grappling. Green patina, reverse flan flaw, gVF.
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Syedra (AD 254-268) AE 29 - Salonina348 viewsSalonina, wife of Gallienus. Augusta, 254-268 AD. AE29 / 11 Assaria (13.51g). ΚΟΡΝΗΛΙΑ CΑΛΩΝΙΝΑ CЄΒ, diademed and draped bust right; IA in right field / CЄMNHC ЄNΔOΞOTЄPAC CYЄΔΡЄΩΝ within wreath. Few dings, very fine.
     
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