Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Mallos (BC 375-360) Obol562 viewsca 375-360 BC. Mallos Satrapal coinage. AR Obol (0.61g). Herakles strangling the Nemean lion / Great King running right holding spear and bow. Toned, VF.
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Mallos (BC 375-360) Obol208 viewsca 375-360 BC. Mallos Satrapal coinage. AR Obol (0.65g). Great King running right, holding spear and bow / same as obverse. Toned, very fine.
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Mallos (BC 375-360) Obol207 viewsca 385-333 BC. Mallos Satrapal coinage. AR Hemiobol (10mm, 0.44g, 3h). Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, drawing bow / Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, drawing bow. VF, toned. Alighieri Collection.
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Mallos (BC 375-360) Obol250 viewsafter 380 BC. Mallos Satrapal coinage. AR Obol (10mm, 0.57g). Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, drawing bow / Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, drawing bow. VF.
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Mallos (BC 375-360) Obol234 viewsca 385-333 BC. Mallos Satrapal coinage. AR Obol (11mm, 0.57g, 6h). Persian king advancing right, holding spear and bow / Persian king advancing right, holding spear and bow. Good VF, find patina. Rare.
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Mallos (BC 375-360) Obol109 viewsTime of Artaxerxes II to Artaxerxes III, mid 4th century BC. AR Obol (0.68g, 10mm). Persian king in kneeling-running stance right, holding bow and spear / Persian king in kneeling-running stance right, holding bow and spear; all within incuse circle. gVF.
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Philopator (BC 20-AD 17) AE 22335 viewsPhilopator, King of Cilicia, ca 20 BC-17 AD. AE22 (8.80g, 12h). Veiled and turreted bust of Tyche right / Athena standing left, holding Nike and shield; monogram to right. VF, brown patina.
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Philopator (BC 20-AD 17) AE 23354 viewsPhilopator, 20 BC-17 AD. AE23 (7.34g), struck in Hierapolis Kastabala. Turreted, veiled head of Tyche right / ΒΑCΙΛEωC - ΦΙΛΟΠΑ/ΤΟΡΟC, Athena standing left, wearing long chiton and helmet, shield and spear in left hand, Nike in outstretched right, monogram to right. Olive-green patina, gF. Rare. Gutknecht coll.
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Philopator (BC 20-AD 17) AE 24418 viewsPhilopator, King of Cilicia, ca 20 BC-17 AD. AE24 (8.45g). Veiled and turreted bust of Tyche right; A on veil / Athena standing left, holding Nike and shield; monogram to right. EF, attractive dark olive green patina, some flatness of strike on the reverse. Freedman Coll.
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Tarkondimotos (BC 39-31) AE 22353 viewsTarkondimotos, king of Eastern Cilicia, 39-31 BC. Hieropolis-Castabala. AE22 (7.11g). Diademed head right, countermark: Seleukid anchor / Zeus seated left, holding Nike and scepter. VF.
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Tarkondimotos (BC 39-31) AE 23336 viewsTarkondimotos, king of Eastern Cilicia, 39-31 BC. AE23 (10.00g). Diademed head right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ - ΤΑΡΚΟΝΔΙΜΟΤΟΥ / [ΦΙΛΑΝΤΩΝΙΟΥ], Zeus in himation seated left on throne, holding scepter in left hand, Nike in outsretched right. Dark green patina, gVF/VF. Gutknecht coll.
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Tarkondimotos (BC 39-31) AE 23400 viewsTarkondimotos, ca 39-31 BC. AE23 (7.24g). Diademed head right; countermark: anchor / ΒΑΣΙΛΕ[ΩΣ] - ΤΑΡΚΟΝΔΙΜ[Ο]ΤΟΥ / [ΦΙΛΑΝΤΩΝΙΟΥ] in exergue, Zeus seated left, holding Nike in right hand, sceptre in left. Superb EF, dark grayish green patina.
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Uncertain (BC 4th cent) Aphrodite/Satrap - Obol192 views4th century BC. AR Obol (0.60g, 11mm). Turreted head of Aphrodite facing, turned slightly left, rose to left / Head of Satrap in Persian headdress (bashlyk).
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Uncertain (BC 4th cent) Aphrodite/Satrap - Obol231 views4th century BC. AR Obol (0.57g, 12h). Head of female facing slightly left, wearing stephane; [rose to right] / Head of Satrap left, wearing cap. Good VF, toned. Extremely rare. Herman Coll.
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Uncertain (BC 4th cent) Aphrodite/Satrap - Obol 192 views4th century BC. AR Obol (10mm, 0.54g, 9h). Head of female facing slightly left, wearing stephane; rose to left / Head of Satrap left, wearing cap. Good VF, bright, porous surfaces.
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Uncertain (BC 4th cent) Persian King - Hemiobol193 viewsca 4th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.36g). Two female heads facing inwards and the profiles overlapping / Crowned, bearded Persian King (?) left, Aramaic legend to left, within dotted shallow incuse circle. Toned, VF. Rare.
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Uncertain (BC 4th cent) Persian King 1 - Hemiobol83 views4th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.31g, 6mm). Persian king or hero standing right, fighting griffin (or winged lion) standing left on hind legs; all within incuse square / Forepart of lion left, head facing. gVF. Extremely rare.
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Uncertain (BC 4th cent) Persian King 1 - Obol353 viewsca 400-350 BC. AR Obol (0.71g, 9h). Head of female facing slightly left / Persian king, holding knife, bow and quiver on back, fighting griffin. Unpublished. Good VF, toned, light porosity, a few light scratches.

Note that on the reverse of this coin, the king is fighting a griffin rather than the usual winged lion. While the king-lion type is known on a few rare issues of Cilicia, it is commonly found on the early coinages of Phoenicia. The king-griffin type, however, is apparently unknown as a coin-type.
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Uncertain (BC 4th cent) Persian King 1 - Obol 238 views4th century BC. AR Obol (11mm, 0.59g, 6h). Head of female facing slightly left / Persian king right, with bow and quiver over shoulder, stabbing griffin on hind legs with knife. Good VF, find patina. Very rare.
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Uncertain (BC 4th cent) Persian King 2 - Obol243 viewsbefore 333 BC. AR Obol (0.52g). Bust of Athena facing / Great King standing right, holding scepter and bow. VF. 3rd known example.
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Uncertain (BC 4th cent) Persian King 2 - Obol182 views4th century BC. AR Obol (11mm, 0.70g, 8h). Helmeted head of Athena facing slightly left / Persian king standing right, bow and quiver over shoulder, holding long staff with double strap tied at top. VF, toned, light porosity, obverse slightly off center. Unpublished?
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Uncertain (BC 4th cent) Persian King 3 - Obol240 viewsca 4th century BC. AR Obol (0.59g). Bearded head 3/4 to right, in lion's skin (?) (Herakles?) / Bearded head (Great King?) left, wearing turreted crown. Rare, wavy flan, very fine.
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Uncertain (BC 4th cent) Persian King 3 - Obol318 viewsca 350-338 BC. Tarsos or Myriandros? AR Obol (0.67g). Bearded head of Great King left, wearing crown (Artaxerxes III Ochos?) / Head of bearded man facing, beard composed of facing lion head. VF. Extremely rare.
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Uncertain (BC 4th cent) Persian King 3 - Obol324 viewsca 400-350 BC. AR Obol (0.71g). Turreted and bearded head left / Bearded facing head surmounting facing head of lion. EF, light porosity.
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Uncertain (BC 4th cent) Persian King 3 – Obol232 viewsca 400-350 BC. AR Obol (0.64g, 11mm). Turreted and bearded head left / Bearded facing head surmounting facing head of lion. Extremely rare. Reverse off center, EF.
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Uncertain (BC 4th cent) Persian King 3a - Obol334 views4th century BC. AR Obol (0.69g, 11mm, 6h). Crowned and bearded head right / Forepart of Pegasos right. Good VF, toned.
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 4th cent) - Artemis?207 viewsca 4th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (0.21g). Persian king in kneeling-running stance right, holding dagger and bow / Female head left. Unpublished. Toned, good VF.
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 4th cent) - Artemis?98 viewsca 4th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (0.24g, 6mm). Persian king in kneeling-running stance right, holding dagger and bow / Female head left. Unpublished. Toned, VF. Very rare.
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 4th cent) - Artemis?93 views4th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (6mm, 0.21g). Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, holding dagger and bow / Female head left, wearing necklace. Good VF, toned. Rare.
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 4th cent) - Athena196 viewsca 4th cent BC. AR Tetartemorion (0.14g, 6mm). Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, holding dagger and bow / Head of Athena left, wearing crested Attic helmet; all within circular incuse. VF, toned.
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 4th cent) - Athena224 viewsca 350 BC. AR Tartemorion (0.18g, 11h). Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, holding dagger and bow / Helmeted young male head left. Good VF, toned. Extremely rare.
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 4th cent) - Athena186 viewsca 4th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (0.25g). Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, holding dagger and bow / Head of Athena left, wearing crested Attic helmet; all within circular incuse. gVF. Rare. R. Mueller coll.; ex Lanz Auc. 128 (Muenchen, 2006), lot 136.
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 4th cent) - Athena160 viewsEarly-mid 4th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (6mm, 0.16g, 12h). King of Persia, holding knife and bow, in kneeling-running stance right / Helmeted head of Athena left. Good VF, worn obverse die.
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 4th cent) - female167 viewsca 350 BC. AR (0.18g, 5.5mm). Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, holding dagger and bow / Female head facing slightly to left. Extremely rare. Very fine.
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 4th cent) - female178 viewsca 350 BC. AR Tetartemorion (0.22g, 5mm). Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, holding dagger and bow; retrograde K below / Female head with long hair facing. Extremely rare. Obverse die rust, otherwise very fine.
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 4th cent) - female182 viewsca 350 BC. AR Tetartemorion (0.23g, 5mm). Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, holding dagger and bow / Female head facing slightly to right, hair in bun. Extremely rare. Very fine.
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 4th cent) - female196 viewsca 350 BC. AR (0.15g). Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, holding dagger and bow / Female head (Aphrodite?) facing slightly to left. Very rare. EF. R. Mueller coll.
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 4th cent) - female145 viewsEarly-mid 4th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (5mm, 0.13g, 11h). Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, holding dagger and bow / Facing head. Near VF, light porosity.
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 4th cent) - female, long hair170 viewsca 4th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (0.24g). Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, holding dagger and bow / Female head with long hair facing; all within circular incuse. VF. Rare. R. Mueller coll.
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 4th cent) - female, long hair212 viewsca 4th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (0.18g). Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, holding dagger and bow / Female head with long hair facing; all within circular incuse. gVF. Rare. R. Mueller coll.
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 4th cent) - female, long hair156 views351-338 BC. AR Tetartemorion (6mm, 0.16g, 12h). Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, holding dagger and bow / Facing head. Good Fine, some porosity.
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 4th cent) - Hermes361 viewsca 4th cent BC. AR Tetartemorion (0.22g). Persian king right, in kneeling-running stance, holding dagger and bow / Youthful male head left, wearing kausia. EF.
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 4th cent) - Hermes174 viewsca 350 BC. AR Tartemorion (0.18g, 12h). Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, holding dagger and bow / Head of Hermes left, wearing petasos. Good VF, toned. Rare.
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 4th cent) - Hermes190 viewsca 350 BC. AR Tartemorion (0.19g, 6h). Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, holding dagger and bow / Head of Hermes left, wearing petasos. Good VF, lightly toned. Rare.
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 4th cent) - horse175 viewsca 350 BC. AR Tartemorion (0.15g, 11h). Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, holding dagger and bow / Forepart of horse right. VF, toned. Extremely rare.
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 4th cent) - horse185 viewsca 350 BC. AR Tetartemorion (0.15g, 5mm). Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, holding dagger and bow / Forepart of horse right. Extremely rare. Good very fine.
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 4th cent) - horse184 viewsEarly-mid 4th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (6mm, 0.18g, 5h). Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, holding dagger and bow / Forepart of horse right. VF, porous.
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 4th cent) - Male219 viewsca 4th cent BC. AR Tetartemorion (0.20g). Persian king right, in kneeling-running stance, holding dagger and bow / Youthful male head right. Good VF.
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 4th cent) - Male165 views351-338 BC. AR Tetartemorion (6mm, 0.23g, 6h). Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, holding dagger and bow / Male head right. Good VF, some porosity. Very rare.
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 4th cent) - Male192 views351-338 BC. AR Tetartemorion (6mm, 0.16g, 6h). Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, holding dagger and bow / Male head right; K behind neck. VF, some porosity. Very rare.
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 4th cent) - Male89 viewsca 351-338 BC. AR Tetartemorion (0.13g, 4mm, 12h). Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, holding dagger and bow / Male head right. VF, toned.
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 4th cent) - Male117 viewsca 351-338 BC. AR Tetartemorion (0.22g, 5mm, 6h). Persian king in kneeling-running stance right, holding dagger and bow / Youthful male head right within incuse circle. VF, minor porosity.
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 4th cent) - Male - Diobol322 viewsca 4th cent BC. AR Diobol (1.31g). Persian king right, in kneeling-running stance, holding dagger and bow / Bearded head of satrap right, in deep incuse circle. VF, light porosity.
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 4th cent) - owl160 views4th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (0.15g, 5mm). Persian king in kneeling running stance right, holding dagger and bow, quiver over shoulder / Owl standing right, head facing; all within incuse square. VF.
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 4th cent) - owl86 views4th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (0.16g, 5mm). Persian king in kneeling-running stance right, holding dagger and bow, quiver over shoulder / Owl standing right, head facing; all within incuse square. VF. Very rare.
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 4th cent) - Persian King211 viewsca 4th cent BC. AR Tetartemorion (0.25g). Persian king in kneeling-running stance right, holding dagger and bow / Head of Great King right, wearing crown and sakkos. Toned, VF. Extremely rare!
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 4th cent) - Persian King186 views351-338 BC. AR Tetartemorion (6mm, 0.13g, 12h). Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, holding dagger and bow / Crowned head of Persian king right. VF, some porosity.
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 4th cent) - Persian King200 viewsEarly-mid 4th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (7mm, 0.21g). Head of lion right / Crowned male head right. VF, small reverse surface deposit. Apparently unpublished.
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 4th cent) - Persian King197 viewsEarly-mid 4th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (6mm, 0.22g, 11h). Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, holding dagger and bow / Crowned head of Persian king right. EF, edge splits.
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 4th cent) - Persian King112 viewsEarly-mid 4th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (6mm, 0.17g, 12h). Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, holding dagger and bow / Crowned head of Persian king right within incuse circle. VF, toned. Lee Coll.
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 4th cent) - Persian King91 viewsEarly-mid 4th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (0.21g, 7mm, 12h). Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, holding dagger and bow / Crowned head of Persian king right within incuse circle. VF, toned.
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 4th cent) Herakles - Hemiobol215 viewsca 4th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.31g). Persian king kneeling right, holding spear and bow / Head of Herakles right, lion's skin tied around neck. Toned VF.
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 4th cent) lion/Satrap64 views4th century BC. AR Obol (0.50g, 10mm). Forepart of lion right / head of satrap right, wearing bashlyk. gVF.
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 4th cent) Satrap - Obol706 viewsEvagoras II, King of Salamis, mid 4th cent BC. AR Obol (0.70g). Turreted head of Aphrodite left / Head of Satrap (Evagoras?) left, wearing Persian tiara with flaps tied below chin, star in front. Very fine, rare.
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 4th cent) Satrap - Obol561 viewsEvagoras II, King of Salamis, mid 4th cent BC. AR Obol (0.62g, 10mm). Turreted head of Aphrodite left / Head of Satrap (Evagoras?) left, wearing Persian tiara (bashlyk) with flaps tied below chin, star in front. Good VF. Rare.
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 4th cent) Satrap - Obol484 viewsEvagoras II, King of Salamis, mid-4th cent BC. AR Obol (11mm, 0.60g, 6h). Bust of Satrap (Evagoras?) facing, wearing Persian tiara (bashlyk) with flaps tied below chin and necklace, star to left / Diademed head of female (Aphrodite?) left. Toned, aEF. Very rare.
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 4th cent) Satrap - Obol362 views4th century BC. AR Obol (0.79g, 10mm, 8h). Draped bust, wearing satrapal headdress, facing slightly left; star to left / Crowned and draped female bust left. EF, toned, obverse struck off center. Very rare.

The proposed attribution of this type to Evagoras II, originally made in the 19th century, is likely incorrect (cf. SNG Kayhan 1066 for a similar obol historically attributed to Evagoras). Interestingly, although Gökturk 88 retains the attribution to Evagoras II, Gökturk 52, another obol certainly related to this type, is placed at an uncertain mint in Cilicia.
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 4th cent) Satrap - Obol561 views4th century BC. AR Obol (11mm, 0.66g, 8h). Head of satrap left, wearing kyrbasia; star before / Turreted and draped bust of Tyche (or Tyche-Aphrodite) left. Good VF, toned, porosity.
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 4th cent) Satrap - Obol223 viewsca 4th century BC. AR Obol (0.57g, 11mm, 3h). Turreted and draped bust of Tyche (or Tyche-Aphrodite) left / Head of satrap left; star before. VF, some porosity. Krizan Coll.; ex Berk 119 (3/2001), lot 279.
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 4th cent) Satrap - Obol 232 views4th century BC. AR Obol (11mm, 0.77g, 12h). Draped bust, wearing satrapal headdress, facing slightly left; star to left / Crowned and draped female bust left. Near EF, toned, slight porosity, light mark in field under tone on reverse. Exceptional for issue.
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 5th cent) Tetartemorion508 views5th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (0.2g, 5mm), Head of Great King right / ΘE monogram (Themistokles). VF. Rare.
 
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