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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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??? on Pamhylia, Aspendos633 viewsPamphylia, Aspendos, ca 420-400 BC. AR Stater (10.67g). Two wrestlers grappling; the one on the left holding his opponent's leg, the one the right holding a belt wrapped around his opponent's waist / [EΣTF E]ΔΙΙVΣ, slinger to right; triskeles in field. Two countermarks (monster? and ???), irregular flan, very fine.
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??? on Pamhylia, Aspendos549 viewsPamhylia, Aspendos, ca 420-400. AR Stater (10.65g, 29mm). Nude wrestlers, M between / Slinger right, herm to right. Three round countermarks on rev: helmeted head of Athena right, facing radiate head(?), and slightly barbaric head of Athena with crested helmet right (?). Oval flan. Very fine.
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Aigeai (AD 217-218) AE 30 - Macrinus272 viewsMacrinus, 217-218 AD. AE30 (18.29g, 6h). Dated CY 264 (217/8 AD). AV[T K] M • OΠ CЄV MAKPINO[C], radiate and cuirassed bust right; countermarks: 1) eagle standing facing, head left, with wings spread; 2) laureate head (of Elagabalus?) right; 3) head of Asclepius right / MAKPINOV Π[...]Θ around, AIΓЄΩN in exergue, ship under sail to left beside the pharos (lighthouse) of Aegeae surmounted by statue of Poseidon, holding trident; to left, goat kneeling right above second ship in the distance; Δ[ΞC] to upper right. VF, green patina. An apparently unpublished variant of a very rare type.

An interesting coin with a reverse superior to the cited specimens. Those examples differ in bust types, obverse legend (in the case of the Levante coin), and in minor details of the reverse.
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Alexandreia (BC 164-135) AE 18457 viewsca 164-135 BC. AE18 (5.02g, 12h). Laureate head of Apollo facing slightly right; countermark: laureate head right within circular incuse / Α-ΛΕ-ΞΑ-Ν, lyre, monograms around; reverse countermark: head of horse right; all within laurel wreath. VF, green patina.
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Arrow, janiform head, eagle, helmeted head, ram on Pamphylia, Aspendos444 viewsPamphylia, Aspendos. ca 420-360 BC. AR Drachm (5.43g). Warrior on horseback to right, brandishing spear / Boar standing left; five countermarks: incuse arrow, janiform head, eagle, helmeted head, ram. VF, toned. Ex CNG 37 (3/1996), lot 568.
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Aspendos (BC 400-370) Stater284 viewsca 400-380 BC. AR Stater (22mm, 10.96g, 6h). Two wrestlers grappling / Slinger in throwing stance right; triskeles to right; three counterstamps around: (1) griffin left in incuse square; (2) bearded head right wearing petasos in incuse circle; (3) boar left in incuse oval. VF, attractive cabinet tone. Ex Clain-Stefanelli Coll. [Demarete Coll.]
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Assos (BC 300-250) AE 20259 views4th-mid 3rd century BC. AE20 (7.15g). Helmeted head of Athena right; countermark: griffin seated left, ΑΣΣΙ below / Griffin seated left; countermark: owl standing facing. Fine, dark green patina.
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Banker's marks on Persian Siglos277 viewsAchaemenid Empire, time of Darios I to Xerxes II. ca 485-420 BC. AR Siglos (15mm, 5.42g). Persian king or hero in kneeling-running right, holding spear and bow, quiver over shoulder / Incuse punch. Near VF, lightly toned, bankers’ marks.
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Banker's marks on Persian Siglos217 viewsAchaemenid Empire, time of Artaxerxes II to Artaxerxes III. ca 375-340 BC. AR Siglos (15mm, 5.48g). Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, holding dagger and bow / Incuse punch. Good VF, toned, banker’s mark on obverse.
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Banker's marks on Persian Siglos239 viewsAchaemenid Empire, time of Artaxerxes I to Xerxes II. ca 455-420 BC. AR Siglos (15mm, 5.35g). Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, holding dagger and bow / Incuse punch. VF, areas of flat strike, bankers’ marks on reverse.
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Bee on Lykia, Termessos Minor365 viewsLycia, Termessos Minor, 1st cent BC. AE20 (3.69g). Head of Apollo right; countermark: bee / [TER]MHS - SEWN, 5-string lyre. VF.
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Bee on Pamphylia, Side Drachm395 viewsPamphylia, Side AR Drachm (3.66g, 18.38mm). Porosity, coin F, countermark good very fine.
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Bow case on Pamphylia, Side413 viewsPamphylia, Side. ca 200-190 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.52g). Head of Athena right, countermark: bow in bow case with Α-ΠΑ / Nike advancing left, holding wreath. VF.
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Bow case on Pamphylia, Side389 viewsPamphylia, Side. ca 200-190 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.18g). Head of Athena right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet; countermark: bow in bowcase with TOP to left / Nike advancing left, holding wreath; pomegranate above DEI (magistrate) to left. Fine, bold countermark. The TOP counterstamp was applied by an unidentified authority.
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Bow case on Pamphylia, Side332 viewsPamphylia, Side, ca 200-190 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.86g). Head of Athena right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet; countermark: bow in bowcase with ΤΡΑΛ to left / Nike advancing left, holding wreath; pomegranate above DEI (magistrate) to left. Fine, bold countermark.
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Bull on Kilikia, Kelenderis285 viewsCilicia, Kelenderis, ca 425-400 BC. AR Stater (10.21g). Nude youth, holding whip, dismounting from rearing horse right, monogram below / Goat kneeling right, head reverted, ΚΕΛΕΝ above, countermark: bull walking right. VF/EF.
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bull on Pamphylia, Aspendos278 viewsca 370-330 BC. AR Stater (10.94g). Two wrestlers grappling, ΔΡ between, dotted circular border / [Ε]ΣΤFΕΔ[ΙΙVΣ], slinger, wearing short belted chiton, attacking right; triskeles to right, countermark: bull standing right, Aramaic letters 'bal' above. Areas of flat striking, otherwise EF. Keshet Coll.
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Bulls, eagle, etc on Pamphylia, Aspendos Drachm305 viewsca 420-360 BC. AR Drachm (5.41g, 22mm). Horseman (Mopsos) galloping right, brandishing a spear / boar running left; c/m's: facing bull's head, eagle standing left with trident behind, bull standing right, winged man-headed animal walking right, janiform male heads. For coin: VF, interesting countermarks.
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Caracalla on Karia, Stratonikaia370 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE38 (26.98g). Laureate head right; c/m: laureate bust of Caracalla right / Emperor on horseback right, holding sceptre. Fine, brown patina. From the Ian Roper Collection.
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Eagle and trident on Kilikia, Nagidos355 viewsCalicia, Nagidos, 356-333 BC. AR Stater (10.22g) Aphrodite seated left holding phiale, Eros in front flies to crown her with wreath, mouse below seat / NAGIDEWN, Dionysus standing left, chlamys over shoulder and lower body, holding thyrsus and vine branch with grapes, H in field above, G (erased in the die), D below; countermark: eagle and trident (cf Lederer 42, gp II). Dark tone, test cut, almost extremely fine.
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Gambrion (BC 350-250) AE 15429 views4th century BC. AE15 (3.3g). Laureate head of Apollo right, countermark: tripod / 12-rayed star, pellet in center, Γ-Α-Μ between rays. VF.
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Helios on Kilikia, Tarsos324 views1st century BC. AE21 (6.54g). Veiled and turreted bust of City-Goddess (Tyche) right; countermark on her face in the shape of a male radiate head (Helios?) in circular incuse / Pyre of Sandan in pyramidal shape, crowned by an eagle with spread wings standing right on a small round base; within, cult statue of Sandan wearing polos and holding double axe standing right on a winged and horned lion, right hand raised; left and right besides a baetylus; altogether on a round base decorated with garlands; in right field TAP[Σ]EΩN, in left field AP / AP / ΔI / Θ. About VF, slight roughness. Hoeft coll.
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Horse on Paphlagonia, Sinope353 viewsPaphlagonia, Sinope, ca 415-365 BC. AR Drachm (6.15g). Head of Nymph Sonope left, wearing sakkos; countermark: horse left / Sea eagle on dolphin. VF/F.
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Kaisareia (AD 238-244) Tridrachm - Gordian III824 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AR Tridrachm (9.26g, 23mm). ΑΥΤ ΚΜ ΑΝΤ ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟC CЄΒ, laureate and cuirassed bust right, with spear and shield depicting emperor standing on captive before trophy / ΜΗΤΡΟΠ ΚΑΙCΑΡΙ, Mt. Argaios, Є Τ Γ in exergue; countermark: head of Tyche. Very rare. EF.
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Kerykeion (caduceus) on Mysia, Kyzikos309 viewsMysia, Kyzikos, 300-200 BC. AE28 (14.51g). Caduceus countermark on reverse.
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Labrys and Annia Faustina on unknown bronze113 viewsLydia, Thyatira(?). ca 1st-early 3rd century AD. AE25 (4.61g). Indistinct types. Countermarks: labrys and bust of Annia Faustina between [A]-Φ. Host Fair, countermarks Fine, green patina, large flan crack. Roper Coll.
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Lampsakos (BC 190-85) AE 21228 viewsca 190-85 BC. AE21 (5.99g, 12h). Laureate head of Apollo right; c/m: grape bunch / Lyre; to left, forepart of Pegasos left. Countermark gVF, host coin F, dark brown patina.
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Miletopolis (BC 100-AD 100) AE 22 - Axiochus237 viewsAxiochos, 1st century BC-1st century AD. AE22 (7.04g, 1h). O ΔHMOC AXIOXO[N], laureate head right; two owl countermarks / [MIΛ]HTOΠOΛIT[WN], helmeted head of Athena right. Coin: VF, dark brown patina, an area of minor roughness; c/m's: Good VF.
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Nike on Prusias II344 viewsPrusias II, 182-149 BC. AE29 (13.35g). Head of Athena right, countermark: Nike flying left / Nike advancing left. F.
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Ninika-Klaudiopolis (AD 193-211) AE 36 - Septimius Severus & Julia Domna154 viewsSeptimius Severus, with Julia Domna, 193-211 AD. AE36 (17.27g, 7h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Septimius right; countermark: annulet within Δ within circle / Draped bust of Domna right; countermarks: Nike advancing right, holding wreath (3) and five pointed star. Good Fine, brown patina. Ex Frederick Coll.
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Owl on Mysia, Pergamon AE20298 viewsMysia, Pergamon, ca 200-100 BC. AE20 (6.40g, 6h). Bearded head of Zeus right / Snake around omphalos; countermark: owl.
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Rose on Kilikia, Soloi728 viewsCilicia, Soloi, 3rd-2nd cent BC. AE23 (7.78). Rose countermark on obv. Head of Artemis right, wearing stephane, bow and quiver / Athena advancing right, brandishing thunderbolt and shield, monograms behind. VF.
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Seleukid anchor on Pamphylia, Side948 viewsPamphylia, Side, ca 200-190 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.44g). Head of Athena right, countermark: anchor / Nike advancing left, holding wreath. F.
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Seleukid anchor on Tarkondimotos387 viewsTarkondimotos, king of Eastern Cilicia, 39-31 BC. Hieropolis-Castabala. AE21. Diademed head right, countermark: Seleukid anchor / Zeus seated left, holding Nike and scepter. VF.
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Sphinx on Pamphylia, Perge520 viewsca 3rd cent BC. AE18 (3.96g). Statue of Artemis of Perga within distyle temple; countermark: sphinx seated right / Bow and quiver. Good Fine, glossy brown patina, bold countermark.
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Thyateira (AD 177-192) AE 43 - Commodus303 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE43 - Medallion (40.53g, 6h). Marcus Aurelius Athenaios, magistrate. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; countermarks: head right (Caracalla?) within circular incuse (2x) / Asclepius standing facing on left, leaning on serpent-entwined staff; to right, Apollo Tyrimnaios standing left, holding laurel branch. Fine, dark green and brown patina. Very rare. Frederick Coll.; Ex Drewry Coll. (CNG Elec. Auc. 119, lot 81); Mabbott Coll. (Schulman, 6/1969), lot 1851.
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Thyateira (AD 177-192) AE 45 - Commodus370 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE45 - Medallion (40.76g, 6h). Artemidoros, son of Floros, strategos. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermarks: monogram within incuse circle and grape cluster within incuse circle / The Capitoline Triad: Hera on left, holding scepter; Zeus in center, holding patera and scepter; Athena on right, holding grounded shield; small altar between Zeus and Athena. Fine, brown patina. Extremely rare. Frederick Coll. Ex CNG Elec. Auc. 132, lot 114.
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Triangular incuse with owl on Ionia, Klazomenai474 viewsca 375-340 BC. AE17 (3.9g). Three-quarter facing head of Athena, head turned slightly right, wearing triple crested helmet decorated with olive branch, earrings and necklace, countermark: triangular incuse containing double-bodied owl (?) / KLAZOMENIΩN, ram walking right, two bees in exergue. VF.
   
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