Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

Germanikopolis (AD 98-193) AE 29641 views2nd cent AD. AE29 (12.33g). Bearded head of Herakles right, club over shoulder / Apollo(?) standing left, extending arm and holding boule-headed sceptre. VF.
Germanikopolis (AD 193-211) AE 28 - Septimus Severus121 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE28 (14.00g, 6h). AVT. KA. CEΠ. CEOYHPOC, laureate and cuirassed bust right / APX. ΠAΦ. ΓEPMANIKOΠOΛЄΩC, Demeter standing left, holding grain ears, poppy, and torch. Good VF, dark brown patina. Attractive portrait. Extremely rare. Spradling Coll.
Germanikopolis (AD 193-211) AE 28 - Septimus Severus8 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE28 / Tetrassarion (15.84g, 6h). AYT•K•Λ•CЄΠ• CЄOVHPOC, laureate and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / ΓЄΡΜΑΝΙΚΟΠΟΛЄΩC, Asklepios standing facing, head to left, leaning right on serpent-entwined staff. Patina stripped and with a minor die break on the reverse, gVF.
Germanikopolis (AD 193-211) AE 29 - Septimus Severus308 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE29 (15.54g, 12h). Dated CY 215 (209/10 AD). AV KAI • Λ • CЄ • CЄOVHPOC, laureate head right / APX ΠA ΓЄPMANIKOΠO ЄCTIA ΘЄΩN, Helios-Sol standing left, rasing hand and holding torch; ЄT/C ЄI (date; sic) across field. Near EF, dark brown and green patina.
Germanikopolis (AD 193-211) AE 30 - Septimus Severus263 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE30 (15.56g, 12h). Dated CY 215 (209/10 AD). AV K Λ C CЄOVHP[OC], laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Eagle standing facing on garlanded altar, head and tail right, with wings folded, holding wreath in beak; signum on either side, ЄT CЄI (date) in exergue. Good VF, brown and green patina, weakly struck at periphery. Extremely rare type from this city. From Group CEM.
Germanikopolis (AD 193-217) AE 24 - Julia Domna96 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE23.5 (7.15g). Draped bust right / Nike advancing right; holding palm and wreath. Light brown tone. VF. Clain-Stefanelli Coll.
Germanikopolis (AD 193-217) AE 29 - Julia Domna 490 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE29 (14.40g), dated CY 215 (209/210 AD). Draped bust right / Eagle standing left on cippus; standards flanking. Near VF, dark brown patina, some light roughness. Perhaps unpublished. Ex Wagner Coll.
Germanikopolis (AD 193-217) AE 29 - Julia Domna222 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193 - 217 AD. AE29 (15.22g). ΙΟΥΛΙΑ ΔΟΜΝΑ ΑΥ, draped bust right / ΓЄΡΜΑΝΙΚΟ−ΠΟΛЄΩC ЄΤ / C−ЄΙ, Trophy, with two captives at it’s feet. Rare. Green patina, VF.
Germanikopolis (AD 193-217) AE 30 - Julia Domna621 viewsJulia Domna, 193-217 AD. AE30 (12.39g), 209-210. Draped bust right / ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟC ΓEΡΜΑΝΙΚΟΠΟΛ / EΤ CCΓ (= year 215) / Emperor (?) in military uniform and spear galloping right. Decentered, very fine.
Germanikopolis (AD 198-217) AE 18 - Caracalla6 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE18 (3.50g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Eagle flying right, grasping rabbit(?) with its talons; rabbit is standing right on a rocky outcropping. Fine, dark green to black patina with earthen highlights/deposits. Very rare, Bricault & Delrieux cite only two examples, with one in the Hermitage, and the other in a private collection (ex Schulten [4/1988], lot 566.

Acknowledgements to Michel Amandry for noting the Bricault & Delrieux reference.
Germanikopolis (AD 198-217) AE 27 - Caracalla376 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE27 (14.32g, 6h). Laureate and cuirassed bust right / Cityscape: two civic buildings between two towers. VF, glossy green patina. Extremely rare and highly interesting type.

Richmond (“The Town of Germanicopolis-Gangra in Paphlagonia” NC 1929, pp. 310-2) describes the central structures on the reverse as two distinct buildings, perhaps the city’s forum and basilica, with a narrow alley running between. Robertson, however, suggests that they may represent a single gatehouse, an idea initially dismissed by Richardson due to the uncharacteristically pitched roofs. The current specimen lacks what seems to be a curved wall seen on the latter two specimens referenced above, but exhibits an even more pronounced break between the central structures. They cannot form a gate, and must therefore represent two civic buildings, the smaller of which is shown in perspective. The type can thus be interpreted as a cross-section of the city; the two side towers represent two opposite entrances, with a circular wall around (on at least some specimens), and depicting in the center what must have been among the most important civic buildings.
Germanikopolis (AD 198-217) AE 28 - Caracalla400 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE28 (14.09g, 6h). Laureate and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind, drapery on far shoulder / Apis bull advancing right, head facing; behind, two signa with bucrania. Unpublished. VF, brown patina, light traces of silvering, some deposits. Extremely rare. Ex Lanz 125 (11/2005), lot 880.
Germanikopolis (AD 198-217) AE 28 - Caracalla207 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE28 (14.12g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bustleft, holding spear and shield with gorgoneion / Bull right, head facing; behind, two signa with bucrania. VF, green and brown patina, roughness.
Germanikopolis (AD 198-217) AE 28 - Caracalla156 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE28 (15.63g, 1h). Laureate head right / Apis bull standing right, raising foreleg; behind, two signa surmounted by bucrania. VF, tan surfaces. Very rare. Spradling Coll.; ex Cooper Coll., CNG Elec. Auc. 101 (11/ 2004), lot 83; Hecht Coll.
Germanikopolis (AD 198-217) AE 28 - Caracalla3 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE28 (13.96g, 7h). ANTΩNINOC CЄBA, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield decorated with head of Medusa / ANTΩNI... CЄBAC ΓЄPMANIKOΠO/ΛITЄ, Caracalla on hoseback to right, holding spear. VF.
Germanikopolis (AD 198-217) AE 29 - Caracalla149 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE28.5 (14.85g). Laureate head right / Demeter standing left, holding grain ears, poppy, and torch. Apparently unpublished. Lovely brwon-reddish patina. Minor deposits on reverse; otherwise Extremely Fine.
Germanikopolis (AD 198-217) AE 30 - Caracalla341 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE30 (13.95g). 209/210 AD. [...] Μ ΑΥΡΗ ΑΝΤΩΝ[...], radiate and draped bust right / ΓЄΡΜΑΝΙΚΟΠΟΛЄΩC / ЄT / CЄI (Year 125), eagle seated on altar in between two standards. Rare. Dark green patina. gVF.
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