Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Amaseia (AD 69-79) AE 22 - Vespasian991 viewsVespasian. 69-79 AD. AE22 (11.81g, 8h). dated CY 81 (78/9 AD). Laureate head right / Veiled and draped bust of Tyche right, wearing mural crown; date in legend. Near EF, green patina. An attractive, well-struck issue in high relief.
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Amaseia (AD 81-96) - Domitian465 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE24 (6.45g), dated CY 95 (92/93 AD). AYT ΔOMITIANΩ KAICAP CEBAC ΓEP; laureate head right / AMACCEIAC ETOVC koppa-E; view of the city of Amasia, with fortifications with six towers on two mountain summits; city wall below, temple in center; to left of temple, rock-cut tombs of the Pontic kings.
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Amaseia (AD 81-96) AE 23 - Domitian158 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE23 (8.26g, 6H), dated CY 95 (92/93 AD). AYT ΔOMITIANΩ KAICAP CЄ ΓЄΡ, laureate head right / AMACCЄIA ЄTOYC koppa-E, veiled head of Tyche, right. Fine, green patina. Rare. Tricarico coll.
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Amaseia (AD 98-117) AE 19 - Trajan708 viewsTrajan 98-117 AD. AE19 (6.51g). Laureate bust right; AUT KAI - AP CE / Snake on altar; year EIP=115 below. Ex Tom Vossen.
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Amaseia (AD 138-161) AE 24 - Antoninus Pius496 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE24 (14.45g). Laureate head right / Altar of Zeus Stratios.
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Amaseia (AD 138-161) AE 25 - Antoninus Pius314 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE25 (12.60g, 7h). Dated year 167 (157/8 AD). Laureate head right / Square altar; E PNZ (date) below. VF, rough dark yellow-brown patina, green encrustation.
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Amaseia (AD 138-161) AE 25 - Antoninus Pius163 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE25 (7.37g, 6h). Dated CY 157 (154/5 AD). Laureate head right / Coiled serpent left on cippus; ET PNZ (date) in exergue. VF, brown patina, broad flan, a few small edge splits. Scarce type.
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Amaseia (AD 138-161) AE 35 - Antoninus Pius201 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE35 (31.87g). 156/7 AD. Laureate head right / Hades-Serapis seated left on throne, holding sceptre; Kerberos seated at his feet. VF.
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Amaseia (AD 161-169) AE 27 - Lucius Verus277 viewsLucius Verus, 161-169 AD. AE27 (10.38g, 6h). Dated CY 165 (163/4 AD). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia; ЄT P ΞЄ (date) across field. Good VF, dark green and brown patina. Rare. From Group CEM.
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Amaseia (AD 161-169) AE 33 - Lucius Verus 198 views Lucius Verus, 161-169 AD. AE33 (24.1g, 6h), dated Year 164(?) (162/3 AD). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΑΔΡ ΑΜΑC ΝΕΩΚ ΜΗΤ Κ ΠΡΩ ΠΟΝΤ, [ΕΤ ΡΞΔ?] (date) in exergue; Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus standing facing one another, clasping hands. gVF.
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Amaseia (AD 161-169) AE 34 - Lucius Verus155 viewsLucius Verus. 161-169 AD. AE34 (25.96g, 6h). Dated CY 164 (161/2 AD). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Aurelius and Verus standing facing one another, clasping hands. VF, red and green patina, light roughness. Ex CNG 64 (9/2003), lot 589.
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Amaseia (AD 161-169) AE 35 - Lucius Verus226 viewsLucius Verus, 161-169 AD. AE35 (24.33g, 7h). Dated CY 165 (AD 163). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, both togate and holding scrolls, standing facing one another, clasping right hands; ET PΞE (date) in exergue. VF, red and green patina, some roughness. Ex HLT Collection.
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Amaseia (AD 161-169) AE 36 - Lucius Verus195 viewsLucius Verus, 161-169 AD. AE36 (23.35g, 6h). Dated CY 164 (164/5 AD). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus standing vis-à-vis, clasping right hands; ЄT ΡΞΔ (date) in exergue. Good VF, green patina.
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Amaseia (AD 161-180) AE 27 - Marcus Aurelius319 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE27 (14.20g, 5h). Dated City Year 164 (161/2 AD). Bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. VF, rough brown and green patina. Ex Righetti Coll., 6224; Ex M&M 13 (10/2003), lot 210.
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Amaseia (AD 161-180) AE 34 - Marcus Aurelius382 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE34 (19.60g), struck 164/5 AD. AVT KAIC M AVP A - NTΩNINOC CEB, draped, cuirassed and laureate bust right / AΔP AMAC NEΩK.K.MHT K.ΠPΩ ΠONT / ET PZE (year 165), Ares in military cloak and helmet, standing frontal, head right, holding spear in right hand and resting with left hand on shield set on ground; on the right side, nude Aphrodite standing left, covering pudenda with left hand and breasts with right hand. Rare, F+. Hoeft coll.
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Amaseia (AD 161-180) AE 34 - Marcus Aurelius323 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE34 (24.00g, 6h). Dated City Year 165 (162/3 AD). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Ares standing right, holding spear and shield, vis à vis Aphrodite standing left. VF, brown patina, light roughness. Ex Righetti Collection, 6366; Ex M&M 13 (10/2003), lot 211.
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Amaseia (AD 165-166) AE - Lucius Verus667 viewsLucius Verus, 161-169 AD. AE (21.92g), dated year 165 (165-166 AD). Laureate bust right / Ares standing right, helmeted and armed, spear in right hand, shield in left; naked Aphrodite standing left, right hand covering breasts, left hand on groin, in shame. Green-brown patina, good VF.

The Amaseian era began on October 1, 1.
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Amaseia (AD 177-192) AE 28 - Commodus293 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE28 (9.89g, 6h). Dated City Year 189 (186/7 AD). Laureate head right / Askelpios standing left, leaning on serpent-entwined staff. VF, rough green and brown patina, split on edge. Ex Righetti Collection, 9575; Ex M&M 13 (10/2003), lot 215.
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Amaseia (AD 177-192) AE 30 - Commodus125 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE30 (18.62g, 7h). Dated City Year 189 (186/7 AD). ΑΥΤ Μ ΑΝΤΩΝΙ ΚΟΜΟΔ ΑΥΤ, laureate bust right, wearing cuirass and paludamentum / ΑΔΡ ΑΜΑC ΜΗΤΡ ΝЄΩΚ ΠΡ ΠΟΝ ЄΤ ΡΠΘ, turreted and draped bust of Tyche, right (with features of Crispina?). VF. Extremely rare.
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Amaseia (AD 177-192) AE 32 - Commodus324 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE32 (20.56g, 6h). Dated City Year 191 (188/9 AD). Laureate and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. Near EF, reddish-brown patina, scuff obverse. Ex Righetti Coll., 8556; Ex M&M 13 (10/2003), lot 216.
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Amaseia (AD 177-192) AE 33 - Commodus202 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE33 (22.71g). Dated CY 189 (187/188 AD). Laureate and cuirassed bust right seen from behind / High altar surmounted by eagle standing r. head l., with wings spread; above, Sol in facing quadriga, holding whip; tree to l. of altar; T CK (date) in exergue. Green-brown patina, VF.
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Amaseia (AD 177-192) AE 33 - Commodus100 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE33 (24.74g, 12h). Dated CY 189 (185/6 AD). Laureate and cuirassed bust right / Commodus on horse riding right, brandishing spear; below, lion advancing right, head upturned left, with spear in jaws; ЄT PΠΘ (date) below. Good VF, brown surfaces, minor porosity. Spradling Coll.
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Amaseia (AD 177-192) AE 33 - Commodus 96 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE33 (22.70g). CY 190 (187/8 AD). Laureate and cuirassed bust right / Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia; in field, ЄT PЧ (date). Green patina. Very Fine.
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Amaseia (AD 193-211) AE 29 - Septimius Severus152 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE29 (12.07g, 6h). Dated CY 209 (206/7 AD). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Altar of Zeus Strateus; tree to left, ЄT CΘ (date) in exergue. VF, green patina, pit on obverse.
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Amaseia (AD 193-211) AE 30 - Septimius Severus316 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE30 (14.45g, 7h). Dated City Year 208 (205/6 AD). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. Good VF, green patina, strike a bit uneven. Ex Righetti Coll. 8231; Ex M&M 13 (10/2003), lot 217.
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Amaseia (AD 193-211) AE 31 - Septimius Severus367 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE31 (21.84g). Struck 208/209 AD. [...]ΗΡΟC[...] CЄΒ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΑΔ CЄΥ ΑΝΤ ΑΜΑCΙΑC ΜΗΤ ΝЄΩΚ ΠΡ ΠΟ / ЄΤ - CH, eagle and Helios in Quadriga above altar. Rare variant. Dark green patina, flan cracks, very fine.
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Amaseia (AD 193-211) AE 31 - Septimius Severus167 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE31 (20.02g, 7h). Dated CY 208 (205/6 AD). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Tyche Soterios (Fortuna Redux) standing left; CH (date) to right. Good VF, Brown patina with traces of blue-green overtones. Rare. Ex CNG 50 (6/1999), lot 1078; Münzen und Medaillen AG 81 (9/1995), lot 452.
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Amaseia (AD 193-217) AE 25 - Julia Domna97 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE25 (10.40g, 6h). Struck ca 205-206 AD. Draped bust right / Apollo seated left on throne, resting elbow upon lyre. VF, green-brown patina, some roughness. Extremely rare. Spradling Coll.; ex Alighieri Coll (CNG Elec. Auc. 210(5/2009), lot 90).
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Amaseia (AD 193-217) AE 26 - Julia Domna156 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE26 (11.02g, 6h). Dated CY 209 (206-7 AD). Draped bust right / Veiled and turreted bust of Tyche right, cornucopia over shoulder. VF, dark brown patina. Scarce. Ex Frederick Coll.
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Amaseia (AD 198-209) AE 29 - Geta94 viewsGeta. As Caesar, 198-209 AD. AE29 (13.24g, 7h). Dated CY 208 (205/6 AD). Π CЄΠTI ΓЄTAC KЄCAP, Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / AΔP CЄV [ANT AMA]CIAC (MHT) NЄ ΠΡΠ / ЄPMHC KTICAC THN ΠOΛIN, Eagle standing facing on branch, head right, with wreath in beak; ЄT / CH (date) in two lines to right. Fine, light brown patina. Extremely rare type, with Dalaison citing just one example.

The legend on the inner field of the reverse (ερμης κτισας την πολιν) refers to Mercury as being revered as the oecist of the city.
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Amaseia (AD 198-209) AE 31 - Geta165 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 198-209 AD. AE31 (14.75g, 8h). Dated CY 208 (205/6 AD). Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Male figure in military outfit (Geta[?]) on horseback right; below, captive kneeling left; CH (date) to left. VF, dark green and brown patina, area of flat strike on reverse. Rare. Krizan Coll.
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Amaseia (AD 198-217) AE 23 - Caracalla367 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE23 (4.17g, 7h). Dated CY 208 (AD 206/7). Radiate head right / Serpent left on altar draped with garland. Good VF, brown patina. Very rare, only one specimen cited by Dalaison.
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Amaseia (AD 198-217) AE 28 - Caracalla140 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE28 (15.30g). Dated CY 209 (207/8 AD). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Altar of Zeus Stratios; facing quadriga above, tree to left of altar. Brown tone. Very Fine.
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Amaseia (AD 198-217) AE 29 - Caracalla179 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE29 (16.03g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Nice green patina, VF.
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Amaseia (AD 198-217) AE 29 - Caracalla91 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE29 (12.81g, 7h). Dated CY 209 (231/2 AD). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. VF, earthen green patina, minor roughness. Spradling Coll.
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Amaseia (AD 198-217) AE 29 - Caracalla120 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE29 (15.70g). Dated CY 209 (231/2 AD). AV KAI M AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΑΔΡ CЄY ANT AMACIAC (MH)T NЄ(ΠP) ΠON ЄT CΘ, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. VF.
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Amaseia (AD 198-217) AE 30 - Caracalla182 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE30 (15.30g, 7h). Dated CY 208 (206/7 AD). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Athena standing facing, head left, holding spear and leading on shield set on ground; Є T CH (date) across field. Near EF, green patina. Rare. From Group CEM. Ex Tkalec (11/1987), lot 346.
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Amaseia (AD 198-217) AE 30 - Caracalla94 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE30 (15.04g). Dated CY 208 (206/7 AD). AV KAI M AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΑΔΡ CЄ AN AMACIAC MHT NЄΠP Π ЄT CH, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. Ex Grün 38, lot 344. VF.
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Amaseia (AD 198-217) AE 30 - Caracalla and Geta478 viewsCaracalla & Geta, 198-217 AD. AE30 (12.85g). Dated, 208 AD. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Caracalla right / Draped bust of Geta right; ET-CN. Rare. Good fine.
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Amaseia (AD 198-217) AE 31 - Caracalla624 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE31 (16.34g), 209 AD. Draped, cuirassed and laureate bust right / Altar aflame, tree at left. Good VF.
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Amaseia (AD 198-217) AE 31 - Caracalla368 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE31 (17.24g). AY KAI M AYP [ANTΩNINOC], laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Brockage of obverse. Rare. Minor roughness, aVF.
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Amaseia (AD 209-211) AE 32 - Caracalla & Geta178 viewsCaracalla & Geta, 209-211 AD. AE32 (17.11g, 7h). Dated CY 208 (206/7 AD). Laureate and cuirassed bust of Caracalla right / Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust of Geta right; ЄT CH (date) across field. Good VF, green patina. From Group CEM. Ex Sternberg XI (11/1981), lot 238.
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Amaseia (AD 222-235) AE - Severus Alexander1296 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE (26,83g), struck 226 AD. AUT K M AUR SEOUHROS ALEXANDROS, laureate cuirassed Bust R / ADR SEU ALE[...]T NE / PR PON, Altar; eagle and Helios in Quadriga above; in field, year SKH (= 228). Good dark patina, some corrosion on rev., good VF.
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Amaseia (AD 222-235) AE 32 - Severus Alexander674 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE32 (23.13g), dated 228 (228/9 AD). ΑΥΤ Κ ΣΕΟΥΗΡΟΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / ΑΔΡ ΣΕΥ ΑΛΕ ΑΜΑΣΙΑΣ ΜΗ ΝΕ ΠΡ / ΠΟΝ ΕΤ ΣΚ/Η] view of city with walls and two temples. Red brown patina. VF.
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Amaseia (AD 222-235) AE 33 - Alexander Severus186 viewsAlexander Severus, 222-235 AD. AE33 (24.53g). Dated CY 228 (228/9 AD). AVTK CЄOVHPOC AΛЄΞAN ΔPOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / AΔ CЄV AΛЄ AMACЄIAC MH N ΠP ΠO, large altar on which eagle perched right, Helios in facing quadriga above, tree on left, ЄT - CKH. Nice very fine.
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Amaseia (AD 222-235) AE 33 - Severus Alexander183 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE33 (24.98g). Dated CY 234 (232/233 AD). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia; date across field. VF.
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Amaseia (AD 222-235) AE 33 - Severus Alexander137 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE33 (20.82g). Dated CY 229 (226/7 AD). AVT K CЄOVHPOC AΛЄΞANΔPOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / AΔΡ CЄΥ AΛЄΞ AMACIAC MHT N, Europa on bull riding right, in exergue, ΠONTOΥ, in right field ЄT / X K / Θ. Very rare. Dark green patina, VF.
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Amaseia (AD 222-235) AE 34 - Severus Alexander690 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE34 (28.47g), struck 234/35 AD. AUT K M AUR SEOUHROS ALEXANDROS, laureate cuirassed Bust R / ADR SEU ALE[...]T NE / PR PON, Altar; eagle and Helios in Quadriga above. Dark green patina, good VF.
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Amaseia (AD 222-235) AE 35 - Severus Alexander243 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE35 (27.46g, 7h). Dated CY 234 (232/3 AD). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia; ЄT CΛ/Δ (date) across field. Near EF, brown and green patina, slight roughness on reverse. From Group CEM.
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Amaseia (AD 222-235) AE 35 - Severus Alexander275 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE35 (24.73g). ΑΥΤ Κ CЄΟΥΗΡΟC ΑΛЄΞΑΝΔΡΟC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΑΔΡ CЄΥ ΑΛЄ ΑΜΑCΙΑC ΜΗ ΝЄ ΠΡ / ΠΟΝ ЄΤ CΚ/Η […], view of the city of Amaseia on the mountainside with temple and altar of Zeus Stratios. gVF.
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Amaseia (AD 222-235) AE 36 - Severus Alexander610 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE36 (18.82g). Struck, 225-226 AD. Draped, cuirassed bust R / Turreted Tyche in long garb, cornucopiae in L hand, rudder in R; in fied, date ET - CK/H (= year 228 of the local era). Red-brown patina, VF.
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Amaseia (AD 222-235) AE 36 - Severus Alexander74 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE36 (27.36g). Dated CY 234 (234/5 AD). AVT K CЄVHPOC AΛЄΞANΔPOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / AΔ CЄV AΛЄ AMACIAC M / N ΠP Π / ЄT – CΛΔ, altar of Zeus Strateos, surmounted by eagle standing slightly right, head left, with wings spread; tree to left; above, Helios driving facing quadriga. gVF.
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Amaseia (BC 85-65) AE986 viewsca 85-65 BC, time of Mithradates VI. AE (19.45g). Laureate head of Zeus right / ΑΜΑΣΣΕΙΑΣ, eagle standing on thunderbolt. Dark brown patina, VF/F. Ex Aufhauser 2 (1985), lot 55.
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Amaseia (BC 100-85) AE 171093 viewsca 100-85 BC. AE17 (4.06g). Winged bust of Perseus right / Cornucopiae between pilei. Good VF, black patina.
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Amaseia (BC 120-63) AE 171211 viewsca 120-63 BC. AE17 (3.98g). Winged head of Perseus right / Cornucipiae between two pilei of the Dioskouroi with stars on top, ΑΜΑΣ-ΣΕΙ[ΑΣ] below. Black patina, good VF.
 
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