Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Kolybrassos (AD 161-169) AE 34 - Lucius Verus143 viewsLucius Verus, 161-169 AD. AE34 (21.48g, 1h), struck ca 165-169 AD. AV KAI ΛO - [...]OC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / KOΛVB[PA] - CCЄΩN, Zeus seated right, holding thunderbolt and lotus-tipped sceptre; before, eagle. Rare. Dark green patina. Very fine. Ex Waddell 1 (1982), 500, and CNG 66 (2004), 1123.
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Kolybrassos (AD 161-180) AE 23 - Marcus Aurelius463 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE23 (9.04g). ANTWNEINOC AVT KAIC, laureate and cuirassed bust left, seen from behind / KOLV-BRACCEWN, Athena standing left, holding spear in right hand, shield on left arm, olive tree behind. Superb EF, choice brown patina, with some light green and brown before Aurelius's face. Exceptional. Ex Bement Coll.
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Kolybrassos (AD 161-180) AE 17 - Marcus Aurelius190 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE17 (3.81g, 1h). Laureate head left / Hygeia standing facing, head right, feeding serpent entwining around her from phiale(?) at right. Good VF, green patina under light brown.
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Kolybrassos (AD 161-180) AE 19 - Marcus Aurelius161 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE19 (4.93g). AVT KAIO [ANTΩNЄINOC], laureate and cuirassed bust left / KOLV-BPACCЄΩN, Athena standing left with phiale and spear. Nice very fine.
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Kolybrassos (AD 161-180) AE 25 - Marcus Aurelius127 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE25 (7.20g, 12h). Laureate and cuirassed bust left, cross pattern on back / Athena standing left, holding spear and shield, beside olive tree to left. Near EF, attractive green patina, slightly off center. Rare and of good style. From Group CEM.
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Kolybrassos (AD 161-180) AE 32 - Marcus Aurelius202 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE32 (10.91g, 7h). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Athena standing facing, head left, holding phiale, and spear; at left, a shield(?).Good Fine, heavy green patina with some red. Although Levante calls it a tree, it is clearly a spear (or possibly a sceptre?), held in Athena's upraised left hand. The shield, if there, is very faint.
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Kolybrassos (AD 161-180) AE 32 - Marcus Aurelius179 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE34 (21.12g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Statue of Zeus standing facing, head right, holding scepter and Nike on globe. VF, green patina, rough in spots. Ex Wagner Coll.
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Kolybrassos (AD 193-217) AE 26 - Julia Domna222 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE26 (11.89g, 7h). Draped bust right / Athena standinng facing, holding spear and shield; olive tree to right. Good VF, obverse die break, green patina.
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Kolybrassos (AD 198-217) AE 19 - Plautilla174 viewsPlautilla, 198-217 AD. AE19 (3.70g). ΦOV ΠΛAVTIΛΛA CЄB, draped bust right / KOΛYBPACCЄΩN, Hermes standing facing, head left, holding purse and caduceus. Very fine.
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Kolybrassos (AD 198-217) AE 21 - Caracalla189 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE21 (4.58g, 7h). Laureate head right / Goddess standing facing, head left, holding phiale and short sceptre(?). Good VF, green and light brown patina.
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Kolybrassos (AD 198-217) AE 23 - Caracalla96 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE23 (7.87g, 6h). Laureate head right / Apollo standing facing, head right, quiver at shoulder, holding arrow and bow. Near VF, green patina, earthen deposits. Scarce.
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Kolybrassos (AD 198-217) AE 24 - Caracalla230 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE24 (8.30g, 1h). Laureate head right / Athena standing facing, head left, holding spear and shield; to right, olive tree. VF, green patina.
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Kolybrassos (AD 218-222) AE 35 - Elagabalus286 viewsElagabalus, 218-222 AD. AE35 (17.28g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / KOLVBPA-CCEWN, Athena standing facing, head right, holding patera and transverse spear. VF, dark brownish-green patina, rough surfaces. Apparently unrecorded for Elagabalus. Drewry Coll.
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Kolybrassos (AD 222-235) AE 18 - Julia Mamaea86 viewsJulia Mamaea, 222-235 AD. AE18 (4.46g). IOVΛ - MAMAI, diademed and draped bust right / K-OΛVBPA-C-C-ЄΩN, Athena facing with spear and shield. VF.
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Kolybrassos (AD 222-235) AE 23 - Julia Mamaea159 viewsJulia Mamaea. Augusta, 222-235 AD. AE23 (6.73g, 6h). Diademed and draped bust right / Athena standing left, holding spear and shield; olive tree to right. VF, earthen green patina.
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Kolybrassos (AD 222-235) AE 25 - Severus Alexander96 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE25 (9.63g, 12h). Laureate and cuirassed bust right / Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. VF, dark green patina. Group CEM.
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Kolybrassos (AD 222-235) AE 30 - Severus Alexander202 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE30 (15.20g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Athena standing left, looking right, holding patera and spear. Near VF, dark green patina, a little rough. Wagner Coll.
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Kolybrassos (AD 222-235) AE 32 - Julia Mamaea129 viewsJulia Mamaea, 222-235 AD. AE32 (17.35g). ΙΟΥΛΙΑΝ ΜΑΜΑΙΑΝ, draped bust with diadem right / ΚΟΛΥΒΡΑCCЄΩΝ, Athena standing with spear and shield right. Extremely rare. Dark green patina, VF.
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Kolybrassos (AD 225-227) AE 23 - Orbiana162 viewsOrbiana, Augusta, 225-227 AD. AE23 (8.17g, 12h). Bareheaded and draped bust right / Athena standing left, holding patera and spear. Good VF, green patina. Extremely rare and a particularly attractive specimen for an empress not very well represented in the Provincial series. From Group CEM.
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Kolybrassos (AD 235-238) AE 17 - Maximinus I87 viewsMaximinus I, 235-238 AD. AE17 (2.83g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Hermes standing left, holding purse and caduceus. Good VF, attractive dark green patina. Ex Krizan Coll.; ex Levante Coll. (CNG Elec. Auc. 106 (1/2005), lot 200).

This coin shares it's reverse die with Gordian III and Tranquillina (see respectively SNG Levante Supp. 47 and SNG Levante 338).
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Kolybrassos (AD 235-238) AE 22 - Maximus77 viewsMaximus, Caesar, 235/6-238 AD. AE22 (5.60g, 12h). Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Athena standing left, holding spear and shield; olive tree to rigth. VF, green-brown patina. Ex Krizan Coll.
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Kolybrassos (AD 235-238) AE 23 - Maximinus I178 viewsMaximinus I, 235-238 AD. AE23 (6.21g, 12h). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Athena standing facing, holding spear and shield; to right, olive tree. Good Fine, dark green patina.
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Kolybrassos (AD 235-238) AE 30 - Maximinus I59 viewsMaximinus I Thrax, 235-238 AD. AE30 (15.85g). AY K Γ IO OYH MAΞIMЄINOC, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / KOΛYBPACCЄΩN, Zeus, wearing himation about lower limbs, seated right; right resting on sceptre, left extended towards eagle at his feet. Very rare. Light green patina. VF. Righetti coll., ex Gorny & Mosch 134 (2004), 2056 and Hirsch 185 (1995), 1212.
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Kolybrassos (AD 238-244) AE 22 - Gordian III72 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE22 (7.32g). AYT KAI M ΓOPΔIANOC CЄ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / KOΛYBPACCЄΩN, Athena standing left, holding spear and shield; olive tree to right. Very rare. Light porosity, otherwise, aEF.
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Kolybrassos (AD 241-244) AE 18 - Tranquillina96 viewsTranquillina, Augusta, 241-244 AD. AE18 (3.69g, 12h). Draped bust right, wearing stephane / Hermes standing left, holding purse and caduceus. VF, attractive green patina with earthen highlights.Ex Krizan Coll.; ex Levante Coll. (CNG Elec. Auc. 106 (1/2005), lot 202); Ex Sternberg XIII (11/1983), lot 907.

This coin shares its reverse die with the Maximinus and Gordian III (see respectively SNG Levante 334, and SNG Levante Supp. 47).
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Kolybrassos (AD 241-244) AE 25 - Tranquillina100 viewsTranquillina, 241-244 AD. AE25 (8.92g). CAB TPANK-YΛΛЄINA C, diademed and draped bust right / KOΛYBPA-CCЄΩN, Tyche with rudder and cornucopia. Minor edge flaw, double struck and minor scratches on obverse. gVF.
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Kolybrassos (AD 250-251) AE 25 - Herennius Etruscus253 viewsHerennius Etruscus, 250-251 AD. AE25 (8.42g). KYIN ЄP ЄTP MЄC ΔЄKION KAI, draped and cuirassed bust right / KOΛYBPACCЄΩN, Hephaistos seated on rock right, hammering shield. Rare. Dark green patina, VF.
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Kolybrassos (AD 250-251) AE 25 - Herennius Etruscus69 viewsHerennius Etruscus, 250-251 AD. AE25 (9.42g). KYIN ЄP ЄTP MЄC ΔЄKION KAI, draped and cuirassed bust right / KOΛYBPACCЄΩN, Tyche with rudder and cornucopia. VF.
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Kolybrassos (AD 251-253) AE 25 - Trebonianus Gallus90 viewsTrebonianus Gallus, 251-253 AD. AE25 (5.20g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. Good VF, green patina. Krizan coll.; ex Freeman & Sear 7 (2/2002), lot 287.
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Kolybrassos (AD 251-253) AE 32 - Trebonianus Gallus204 viewsTrebonianus Gallus, 251-253 AD. AE32 (13.82g, 6h). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Zeus seated right, holding sceptre; at his feet to right, eagle. VF, light green patina, a little rough.
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Kolybrassos (AD 253-260) AE 31 - Valerian I81 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE31 - 11 Assaria (13.88g, 1h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; IA (mark of value) before / Athena standing left, holding spear and shield set on cippus; tree and boar standing right between. VF, dark green patina, light scratches on obverse field, a few pits. Ex Krizan Coll.; ex Berk 110 BBS (9/1999), lot 762.
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Kolybrassos (AD 253-260) AE 32 - Valerian I1533 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE32 (16.78g). AVT KAI ΠΟ ΛΙΚ OVAΛEPIANON CE, IA, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / KOΛVBRACCEΩΝ, Zeus seated, holding phiale and resting on scepter. Very fine.
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Kolybrassos (AD 255-258) AE 28 - Valerian II204 viewsValerian II, Caesar, 255-258 AD. AE28 - 11 Assaria (13.43g, 7h). Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right, over eagle with wings displayed; to right, IA (denomination) / Hermes standing facing, head left, holding purse and caduceus. VF, green patina, areas of soft strike.
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Kolybrassos (AD 255-258) AE 28 - Valerian II234 viewsValerian II, Caesar, 255-258 AD. AE32 - 12 Assaria (15.84g, 6h). Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right, over eagle with wings displayed; to right, IB (denomination) / Tyche standing facing, head left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. VF, green patina, areas of soft strike, a little rough.
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Kolybrassos (AD 255-258) AE 28 - Valerian II236 viewsValerian II, Caesar, 255-258 AD. AE32 - 11 Assaria (14.36g, 7h). Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right, over eagle with wings displayed; to right, IA (denomination) / Athena seated left, holding Nike and spear. Good VF, light green patina, a little encrusted.
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Kolybrassos (AD 255-258) AE 29 - Valerian II278 viewsValerian II, 255-258 AD. AE29 (12.64g) Bare headed, draped and cuirassed bust right; IA to right, eagle below / Hades facing in quadriga right, holding Persephone in his arms.
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Kolybrassos (AD 255-258) AE 30 - Valerian II240 viewsValerian II, Caesar, 256-258 AD. AE30 - 11 Assaria (14.50g, 6h). Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right above eagle facing, head right, with wings spread; IA (mark of value) before bust / Three single-handled cups over gymnasiarch’s oil basin; all set within a tetrastyle temple; ΓV-M-N-ACIAPXIA spread throughout temple pediment, interior of temple, and pediment. Good VF, brown patina. Scarce. Group CEM.
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Kolybrassos (AD 255-258) AE 30 - Valerian II128 viewsValerianus II, 255-258 AD. AE30 (14.72g), Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right, over eagle with wings displayed; to right, IA / Three single-handled cups over gymnasiarch’s oil basin flanked by palm branches. Surfaces a bit rough, earthen deposits. gVF.
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Kolybrassos (AD 255-258) AE 31 - Valerian II160 viewsValerian II, Caesar, 255-258 AD. AE31 - 11 Assaria (11.38g, 6h). Laureate and draped bust right above eagle; IA in field / Tetrastyle temple with statue of Athena offering sacrifice. Dark green patina, good VF.
 
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