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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Germanikopolis (AD 98-193) AE 29558 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.
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Germanikopolis (AD 193-211) AE 28 - Septimus Severus48 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.
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Germanikopolis (AD 193-211) AE 29 - Septimus Severus247 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.
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Germanikopolis (AD 193-211) AE 30 - Septimus Severus202 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.
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Germanikopolis (AD 193-217) AE 29 - Julia Domna 427 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 Perhaps unpublished.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.
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Germanikopolis (AD 193-217) AE 29 - Julia Domna160 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.
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Germanikopolis (AD 193-217) AE 30 - Julia Domna550 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.
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Germanikopolis (AD 198-217) AE 27 - Caracalla298 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.
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Germanikopolis (AD 198-217) AE 28 - Caracalla340 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.
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Germanikopolis (AD 198-217) AE 28 - Caracalla154 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.
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Germanikopolis (AD 198-217) AE 28 - Caracalla77 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.
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Germanikopolis (AD 198-217) AE 29 - Caracalla76 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.
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Germanikopolis (AD 198-217) AE 30 - Caracalla283 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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