Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Ancyra (AD 98-117) AE 201 viewsTime of Trajan, 98-117 AD. AE20 (5.00g, 12h). Lucius Crassus, archon for the second time. Draped bust of Demos left, wearing taenia / Facing statue of Artemis Ephesia, with supports; stag to left and right. VF, red-brown patina. Thomas Bentley Cederlind. Ex Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzhandlung 108 (4/2001), lot 1499; Hirsch 179 (11/1993), lot 538.
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Ankyra (AD 54-68) AE 20 - Nero328 viewsNero, 54-68 AD. AE20 (4.83g). Vs.: ΝЄΡΩΝΑ ΚΛΑΥΔΙΟΥ ΚΑΙCΑΡΑ ΑΓΚΥΡΑΝΩΝ, bare head right / ЄΠΙ ΚΛΑΥΔΙΟΥ ΑΡΤЄΜΙΔΩΡΟΥ ΙЄΡЄΩC, Zeus standing left holding anchor and scepter. Dark patina, VF.
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Ankyra (AD 96-98) AE 21 - Nerva330 viewsNerva, 96-98 AD. AE21 (5.60g). AVTO NEPOVAΣ KAIΣAP ΣEBA, laureate head R / ANKYPANΩΝ, Tyche standing L. Nice very fine.
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Ankyra (AD 98-117) AE 19 - Plotina389 viewsPlotina, wife of Trajan. 98-117 AD. AE19 (3.65g). Diademed and draped bust right. / ΑΝΚΥΡ-Α-ΝΩΝ, statue of Artemis Ephesia facing flanked by two stags. Very rare. Grey green patina. Light edge damage. Very fine.
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Ankyra (AD 100-200) AE 17172 viewsca 2nd century AD. AE17 (4.20g). Draped bust of Apollo right, holding branch / ΑΝΚΥΡΑΝΩΝ, altar. VF.
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Ankyra (AD 100-200) AE 183 views2nd century AD. AE18 (3.04g). ΘЄON CYNKΛHTON, draped bust of the Senate right / ANKYPANΩN, Dionysus standing left, holding thyrsus and pouring cantharus. VF.
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Ankyra (AD 100-300) AE344 viewsImperial Times, 1st-2nd century AD. AE (2.27g). Poppy in between ears of corn / Serpent encircling anchor. Black green patina. Very fine.
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Ankyra (AD 100-300) AE 17256 viewsAutonomous Issue, ca 2nd-3rd cent AD. AE17 (2.90g). Bust of Roma right wearing polos / Dionysus standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos, panther at feet left. VF, dark green, almost black, patina under some earthen encrustation. Wagner Coll.
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Ankyra (AD 117-138) AE 20 - Sabina342 viewsSabina, wife of Hadrian, 117-138 AD, died 137 AD. AE20 (4.08g). Diademed and draped bust right / ΑΝΚΥΡ-Α-ΝΩΝ, statue of Artemis Ephesia facing flanked by two stags. Rare. Green patina. Very fine.
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Ankyra (AD 117-138) AE 25 - Hadrian7 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE25 (8.58g). Menodoros, archon. ΑΥ ΚΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС TPA СЄ, laureate bust right, with slight drapery / ЄΠΙ ΜΗΝΟΔΩ ΑΡΧ ΑΝΚΥΡΑΝΩΝ, Zeus standing left, holding anchor and sceptre. gVF.
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Ankyra (AD 138-161) AE 25 - Antoninus Pius198 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE25 (8.45g). Bare head right / Zeus standing left, holding anchor and scepter. VF, dark grayish-green patina, rough surfaces.
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Ankyra (AD 138-161) AE 33 - Antoninus Pius239 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE33 (15.42g), struck under archon Licinius. AY KAI T AIΛIOC ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right / EΠI ΛIKINIOY APX ANKYPANΩN, Kybele, richly draped, wearing mural crown, standing left on throne, resting left arm on tympanon set on throne, holding patera in outstretched right hand; lion left at her feet. Scarce, nice about VF. Hoeft coll.
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Ankyra (AD 147-175) AE 20 - Faustina II75 viewsFaustina Junior, Augusta, 147-175 AD. AE20 (3.74g, 6h). Draped bust right / Cult statue of Ephesian Artemis flanked by two stags. VF, dark grayish-green patina, light roughness.
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Ankyra (AD 150-270) AE 25100 viewsRoman imperial times, 2nd-3rd century AD. AE25 (7.85g), Glykon magistrate. ΘEON CVNKΛHTON; Draped bust of the Roman Senate right / CTPA ... ΓLVKΩN AN; AN-KYPA-NΩN in three lines within wreath. Apparently unpublished.
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Ankyra (AD 161-180) AE 27 - Marcus Aurelius215 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE27 (8.85g). Demosthenes magistrate. AV KAI M AVPH ANTΩNЄINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ЄΠI Λ KΛΩ ΔHMOCΘЄNOVC APX/ ANKVPANΩN, Kybele seated left holding patera leaning left arm on tympanon at her feet, lion. Very fine.
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Ankyra (AD 161-180) AE 27 - Marcus Aurelius159 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE27 (14.55g, 6h). Menodorus, magistrate. Laureate and draped bust right, seen from behind / Kybele seated left, holding phiale, resting elbow on drum; seated lion at feet to left. VF, dark green patina. Ex Ex Righetti Coll., 7048.
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Ankyra (AD 161-180) AE 28 - Marcus Aurelius166 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE28 (11.03g, 6h). Menodorus, magistrate. Laureate and draped bust right, seen from behind / Cybele seated left, holding patera in right hand, left elbow on drum; at feet to left, lion seated left, head right. VF, dark brown patina with some green highlights, adjustment marks.
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Ankyra (AD 193-211) AE 28 - Septimius Severus228 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE28 (11.95g). Aurelius Modestos, archon. Laureate head right / EΠ T AVR MOΔECTOV ARX A AΓKYRINΩN, Cybele seated left, holding phiale and resting arm on tympaeum; lion at her feet. Choice VF, natural brown surfaces, a little rough.
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Ankyra (AD 193-211) AE 32 - Septimius Severus66 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE32 (21.27g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Zeus standing left, holding [anchor?] and scepter; at feet to left, eagle standing left, head right. Good Fine, porous brown surfaces. Ex Frederick coll.
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Ankyra (AD 193-211) AE 33 - Septimius Severus175 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE33 (18.52g, 1h). T. Aurelius Modestus, magistrate. Laureate head right / Hera (or city goddess?) standing right, holding scepter and pomegranate(?), facing Zeus standing left, holding uncertain object and scepter; between them at their feet, eagle standing left. VF, green patina, a few areas of roughness.
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Ankyra (AD 193-217) AE 17 - Julia Domna322 viewsJulia Domna, 193-217 AD. AE17 (1.79g). Draped bust right / Cult statue of Artemis Ephesia standing facing.
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Ankyra (AD 193-217) AE 22 - Julia Domna91 viewsJulia Domna, 193-217 AD. AE22 (7.36g, 7h). Draped bust right / Hygieia standing right, feeding serpent held in arms. Attractive brass-brown tone, GVF.
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Ankyra (AD 193-235) AE 21221 viewsImperial Times, beginning of 3rd century AD. AE21 (4.58g). Bare headed and draped bust right / AN/KY/PA/NΩN, legend in three lines within laurel wreath. Good VF.
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Ankyra (AD 193–217) AE 23258 viewsSeveran period, 193-217 AD. AE23 (3.03g). Metrophanes magistrate. Draped head of Roma with turreted headdress / EΠΙ ΜΗΤΡΟΦΑΝ − ΑΝΚΥΡΑΝ, Apollo standing facing holding thyrsus and kantharos; panther to the left. Rare. Black green patina. Large oblong flan. Good very fine.
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Ankyra (AD 198-209) AE 28 - Geta204 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 198-209 AD. AE28 (10.21g). Apollophanes Nousloua(?), magistrate. Bare-headed and draped bust right / EΠ AΠΩΛΛOΦ NOVC ΛOVAP AΓKYPINΩN, Cybele seated left, holding phiale and resting arm on tympaeum; lion at her feet. Near VF, natural brown surfaces, a little rough. Ex Antioch Associates 20 (3/1999), lot 49.
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Ankyra (AD 198-217) AE 35 - Caracalla65 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE35 (19.63g). AVT K M AVP ANTΩЄINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ЄΠΙ AΠΟΛΛΟΦΑΝΟVC APC A / AΓKVPANΩΝ, Hera standing right, holding sceptre and apple vis-à-vis Zeus standing left, holding anchor and sceptre; between, eagle standing facing with spread wings. VF.
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Ankyra (AD 200-220) AE 23496 viewsPseudo-autonomous, ca 200-220 AD. AE23 (7.30g). ΙΕPΑ-CVΝ ΚΛΗΤΟΝ, bare-headed, draped bust of young Senate right / ΑΝ/ΚΥΡΑ/ΝΩΝ in three lines within laurel wreath. EF.
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Ankyra (AD 244-249) AE 25 - Otacilia Severa35 viewsOtacilia Severa, Augusta, 244-249 AD. AE25 (7.28g). Magistrate Zoilos. Μ ΩΤΑ CЄΒΗΡΑ, Diademed and draped bust right / ЄΠ ΑΡ ZΩΙΛΟΥ ΑΡ Α ΤΟ Β ΑΝΚΥΡΑΝΩΝ, Cybele seated left, holding phiale and sceptre. GF. Franke coll.
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Ankyra (AD 244-249) AE 26 - Otacilia Severa258 viewsOtacilia Severa, wife of Philip I, Augusta, 244-249 AD. AE26 (9.49g). Nikandor Truf., archon. Diademed and draped bust right / EΠ NEIKANΔ-POY TRYΦ ARX A/AΓ-KYPANΩ/N in three lines around, Cybele seated left, holding phiale and sceptre. Near VF, brown surfaces, obverse scratch. Ex Antioch Associates 20 (3/1999), lot 1250.
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Ankyra (AD 244-249) AE 26 - Otacilia Severa 278 viewsOtacilia Severa, 244-249 AD. AE26 (9.08g). Μ ΩΤΑ ΣΕΒΗΡΑ, diademed and draped bust right / ΕΠ ΑΡ ZΩΙΛΟΥ ΑΡ Α ΤΟ Β ΑΝΚΥΡΑ(ΝΩΝ, Kybele enthroned to left wearing turreted headdress holding scepter and Tympanon. Brown patina, adjustment marks, good very fine.
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Ankyra (AD 244-249) AE 35 - Philip I3 viewsPhilip I. 244-249 AD. AE35 (16.83g, 12h). P. Aru. Zoilus, archon for the second time. AVT K M IOVΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Є ΠO AV ZOIΛOV APXA TO B / AΓKVPANΩN, Hephaistus seated right on chair, holding hammer and tongs, and Cyclops standing left, holding hammer; between, Minerva standing left, holding shield. Near VF, rough green-brown surfaces. The fourth known example, and only the second available to the public. Extremely rare.

Following the loss of equipment by Achilles, Hephaistus is charged with forging a new set of weaponry, which is depicted on the exceptional reverse of this very rare type. Both Hephaistus and a Cyclops are at work under the watch of Minerva in this scene adapted from Homer’s Iliad (Book 18).
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Ankyra (AD 244-249) AE 35 - Philip I5 viewsPhilip I Arabs, 244-249 AD. AE35 (17.42g). Zoilos, magistrate. AVT K M IOVΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ЄΠ AP ZΩIΛOV AP A T B / AΓKVPANΩN, Tyche or Hera, holding sceptre and pomegranate, and Zeus, holding anchor and sceptre, standing facing one another; between, eagle standing left, head right. VF.
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Ankyra (AD 244-249) AE 37 - Philip I69 viewsPhilip I Arabs, 244-249 AD. AE37 (20.51g), Magistrate Po(...) Aru(...) Zoilos. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Tetrastyle temple, within Tyche with rudder and cornucopia. Very rare. Surfaces a little rough, VF.
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Ankyra (AD 244-249) AE 37 - Philip I5 viewsPhilip I Arabs, 244-249 AD. AE37 (20.96g). P. Aru. Zoilus, archon for the second time. AVT K M IOVΛ ΦIΛIΠΠΟC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Є ΠO AV ZOIΛOV APXA TO B / AΓKVPANΩN, Hephaistus seated right on chair, holding hammer and tongs, and Cyclops standing left, holding hammer; between, Athena standing left, holding shield. aVF.
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Ankyra (AD 244-249) AE 46 - Philip I3 viewsPhilip I Arabs, 244-249 AD. AE46 - Medallion (50.10g). P. Aru. Zoilus, first archon for the second time. AV K M IOVΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOC AVΓ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΕΠ ΠO APV ZΩΙΛOV / APX A TO B AΓKVPANΩN, Zeus standing left, holding sceptre; to inner left, eagle standing left; to outer left, female figure (Hera?) standing right, holding scepter; to outer right, female figure (Tyche?) standing right, holding cornucopia. aVF.
 
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