Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

??? on Pamhylia, Aspendos696 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.
??? on Pamhylia, Aspendos634 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.
Aigeai (AD 217-218) AE 30 - Macrinus372 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 An apparently unpublished variant of a very rare type.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.
Alexandreia (BC 164-135) AE 18576 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.
Arrow, janiform head, eagle, helmeted head, ram on Pamphylia, Aspendos524 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.
Aspendos (BC 400-370) Stater778 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.]
Assos (BC 300-250) AE 20348 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.
Banker's marks on Persian Siglos362 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.
Banker's marks on Persian Siglos296 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.
Banker's marks on Persian Siglos313 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.
Bee on Lykia, Termessos Minor438 viewsLycia, Termessos Minor, 1st cent BC. AE20 (3.69g). Head of Apollo right; countermark: bee / [TER]MHS - SEWN, 5-string lyre. VF.
Bee on Pamphylia, Side Drachm473 viewsPamphylia, Side AR Drachm (3.66g, 18.38mm). Porosity, coin F, countermark good very fine.
Bow case on Pamphylia, Side479 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.
Bow case on Pamphylia, Side467 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.
Bow case on Pamphylia, Side401 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.
Bull on Kilikia, Kelenderis341 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.
bull on Pamphylia, Aspendos338 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.
Bulls, eagle, etc on Pamphylia, Aspendos Drachm358 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.
Caracalla on Karia, Stratonikaia450 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.
Eagle and trident on Kilikia, Nagidos422 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.
Gambrion (BC 350-250) AE 15541 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.
Helios on Kilikia, Tarsos392 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.
Horse on Paphlagonia, Sinope414 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.
Kaisareia (AD 238-244) Tridrachm - Gordian III960 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.
Kerykeion (caduceus) on Mysia, Kyzikos381 viewsMysia, Kyzikos, 300-200 BC. AE28 (14.51g). Caduceus countermark on reverse.
Labrys and Annia Faustina on unknown bronze173 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.
Lampsakos (BC 190-85) AE 21316 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.
lyre, labrys and star on unknown bronze17 viewsUncertain, circa 1st-2nd centuries BC. AE18 (8.02g). Three countermarks: labrys, lyre and star (or comet), each within incuse circule; undertype not visible / Ground smooth, with large 'X' for defacing. Fair.
Miletopolis (BC 100-AD 100) AE 22 - Axiochus373 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.
Nike on Prusias II402 viewsPrusias II, 182-149 BC. AE29 (13.35g). Head of Athena right, countermark: Nike flying left / Nike advancing left. F.
Ninika-Klaudiopolis (AD 193-211) AE 36 - Septimius Severus & Julia Domna229 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.
Owl on Mysia, Pergamon AE20360 viewsMysia, Pergamon, ca 200-100 BC. AE20 (6.40g, 6h). Bearded head of Zeus right / Snake around omphalos; countermark: owl.
Rose on Kilikia, Soloi880 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.
Seleukid anchor on Pamphylia, Side1122 viewsPamphylia, Side, ca 200-190 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.44g). Head of Athena right, countermark: anchor / Nike advancing left, holding wreath. F.
Seleukid anchor on Tarkondimotos466 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.
Sphinx on Pamphylia, Perge598 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.
Thyateira (AD 177-192) AE 43 - Commodus396 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.
Thyateira (AD 177-192) AE 45 - Commodus467 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.
Triangular incuse with owl on Ionia, Klazomenai545 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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