Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

Otros (AD 193-209) AE 27 - Geta599 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 193-209 AD. AE27 (9.55g). PO CEPT GETAC KAI, bare-headed and cuirassed bust right / ALEXAN-DR-OC AN-EO[...] OTPONW, Otreus embarking on prow of ship to left, right arm raised, head turned back, holding spear in left hand. Good VF, black patina with earthen encrustation around the devices, old scratch on head, adjustment marks on reverse. Simpson Coll.; Ex Brand Coll., pt. 7 (Sotheby's, 10/1984), lot 393; Von Aulock Coll.; Prowe Coll., pt. II (Egger Auktion XLI, 5/1914), lot 1809.

Otrus was one of the five cities of the Eucarpic plain and may have been named Otrus after an emigration from Otroea in Bythinia, which according to Strabo (XII, 566) was founded by Otreus, the king of Phrygia of the time of the Trojan War.
Otros (AD 193-217) AE 23 - Julia Domna302 viewsJulia Domna, wife of Septimius Severus, 193-217 AD. AE23 (6.14g). Draped and diademed bust right / Hygieia and Asklepios facing each other, Telesphoros between. Almost very fine.
Otros (AD 198-209) AE 24 - Geta197 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 198-209 AD. AE24 (6.94g). ΠΟ CЄΠΤΙ ΓЄΤΑC ΚΑΙ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΑΛЄΞΑΝΔΡΟC ΟΤΡΟΗΝΩΝ, Aeneas walking right carrying Anchises, leading Ascanius by the hand. In ex. ΑΝЄΘ. Extremely rare. Nice dark green patina, EF.
Otros (AD 198-209) AE 25 - Geta84 viewsGeta, 198-209 AD. AE25 (8.99g, 6h). ΠΟ CЄΠTI ΓЄTAC KAI, bare-headed and cuirassed bust right / ЄΠ NIΓPЄINOY OTPOHNΩN APΧ, Cybele seated left, holding patera, lions to either side.
Otros (AD 198-217) AE 1492 viewsTime of Caracalla, 198-217 AD. AE14 (2.32g). Bearded head of Demos right / OTPOHNΩN, Telesphorus standing facing. VF.
Otros (AD 198-217) AE 31 - Caracalla248 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE31 (14.68g, 1h). Mesandros, asiarch. Laureate and cuirassed bust right, slight drapery / Apollo standing facing, head left, holding plectrum and kithara. Good VF, attractive green patina. From Group CEM.

This obverse die was also used to strike coins for Bruzus, an equally rare city (see Kraft pl. 82, 48a-b). The reverse indicates that the asiarch (or “ruler of Asia”, a highly distinguished office during the Roman period) had the issue struck at his own expense.
Otros (AD 202-205) AE 20 - Plautilla155 viewsPlautilla. Augusta, 202-205 AD. AE20 (3.51g, 7h). Draped bust right / Demeter standing facing, head left, holding grain ears and long torch. VF, earthen green patina. Ex CNG 66 (5/2004), lot 1083.
Otros (AD 202-205) AE 20 - Plautilla22 viewsPlautilla, Augusta, 202-205 AD. AE20 (4.54g). ΦOVΛ ΠΛAVTIΛ CЄ, draped bust right / OTPOHNΩN, Artemis advancing right, holding bow and drawing arrow from quiver. aVF.
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