Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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(BC 545-520) Cyrus/Darios - AR Siglos383 viewsTime of Cyrus to Darios I, ca 545-520 BC. AR Siglos (15mm, 5.23g). Confronted foreparts of lion right and bull left / Two incuse square punches. Near EF, toned. The first coinage of the Persian Empire.
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(BC 545-520) Cyrus/Darios - AV Stater1825 viewsTime of Cyrus to Darios I, Kings of Lydia, ca 545-520 BC. AV Stater (15mm, 8.06g). Light standard, Sardeis mint. Confronted foreparts of lion and bull / Double incuse punch. EF.
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(BC 560-525) Kroisos - AV 1/24 Stater860 viewsTime of Kroisos to Cambyses, Kings Of Lydia, ca 560-525 BC. AV 1/24 Stater (0.44g). Kroisid type, heavy series. Confronted foreparts of lion and bull / Double incuse square punch. Fine. Extremely rare.
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(BC 560-525) Kroisos - AV Stater1000 viewsTime of Kroisos to Cambyses, King Of Lydia, ca 560-525 BC. AV Stater (8.07g), light series, Sardeis mint. Confronted foreparts of lion and bull / Two square incuse punches of unequal size. Good VF.
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(BC 560-525) Kroisos - AV Stater1257 viewsTime of Kroisos to Cambyses, King Of Lydia, ca 560-525 BC. AV Stater (8.03g), light series, Sardeis mint. Confronted foreparts of lion and bull / Two square incuse punches of unequal size. EF.
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(BC 560-546) Kroisos - AR 1/3 Stater556 viewsca 560-546 BC. AR 1/3 Stater (13mm, 3.31g). Sardeis mint, struck ca 550-546 BC. Confronted foreparts of lion right and bull left / Two incuse square punches of unequal size. VF, toned, typical light porosity.
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(BC 560-546) Kroisos - AR Siglos2002 viewsKroisos, King of Lydia, ca 561-546 BC. AR Siglos (5.36g, 26mm). Confronted foreparts of a roaring lion right and bull left; pellet over head of lion / Double incuse punch. Choice VF, good metal.
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(BC 560-546) Kroisos - AR Stater523 viewsca 560-546 BC. AR Stater – Double Siglos (20mm, 10.40 g). Sardeis mint, struck ca 550-546 BC. Confronted foreparts of lion right and bull left / Two square punches of unequal size. Good VF, find patina.
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(BC 560-546) Kroisos - AR Stater529 viewsca 560-546 BC. AR Stater – Double Siglos (20mm, 10.39g). Sardeis mint, struck ca 550-546 BC. Confronted foreparts of lion right and bull left / Two square punches of unequal size. VF,
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(BC 560-546) Kroisos - AV 1/12 Stater484 viewsKroisos, King Of Lydia, ca 561-546 BC. AV 1/12 Stater (0.6g, 6mm), light series, struck at Sardeis ca 550-546 BC. Confronted foreparts of lion and bull / Incuse square punch. EF. Ex Gorny & Mosch Sale 199, 504.
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(BC 560-546) Kroisos - AV 1/24 Stater378 viewsca 560-546 BC. AV 1/24 Stater (5mm, 0.44g). Heavy standard. Sardeis mint. Struck circa 550-546 BC. Confronted foreparts of lion right and bull left / Incuse square punch. VF. Very rare.
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(BC 560-546) Kroisos - AV 1/24 Stater190 viewsKroisos, ca 560-546 BC. AV Twenty-Fourth Stater (5mm, 0.32g). Light standard. Sardes mint. Struck ca 550-546 BC. Confronted foreparts of lion right and bull left / Incuse square punch. VF. Extremely rare denomination for light series.
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(BC 560-546) Kroisos - AV 1/6 Stater480 viewsca 560-546 BC. AV Hekte – 1/6 Stater (8mm, 1.32g). Light standard. Sardeis mint. Struck circa 550-546 BC. Confronted foreparts of lion and bull / Two incuse square punches of unequal size. VF. Very rare.
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(BC 560-546) Kroisos - AV Stater1120 viewsKroisos, King Of Lydia, ca 561-546 BC. AV Stater (16mm, 8.03g). Sardeis mint, struck ca 550-546 BC. Confronted foreparts of lion and bull / Two incuse square punches of unequal size. EF, lustrous, some minor marks.
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(BC 562) Uncertain King - AR Fourre' Hekte882 viewsBefore 561 BC. AR Hekte (1.03g). Head of roaring lion right / Irregular incuse punch. Unpublished in major references. Probably once coated with electrum foil, similar to the coin mentioned in Franke's Antike Metallurgie und Muenzpragung, page 15. This coin also made from silver/ billon (rather than bronze, as typical for later fourre's).
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(BC 562) Uncertain King - EL 1/24 Stater610 viewsUncertain King, before 561 BC. EL 1/24 stater (0.55g). Milesian standard. Boar's head right / Four-part incuse square with roughly stellar pattern. Good VF.
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(BC 562) Uncertain King - EL 1/3 Stater913 viewsUncertain King, before 561 BC. EL 1/3 Stater - Trite (4.71g). Head of boar with prominent tusk right / Double incuse punch with rough stellate pattern. Good VF.

The Spier coin proves the obverse die shows two boar heads confronted; the small flan causes the right handed boar to be lacking. Conceivably, there existed a full stater with the complete type present.
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(BC 562) Uncertain King - EL 1/48 Stater490 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL 1/48 (?) Stater (5mm, 0.19g). Milesian standard. Figural type. Animal’s head (bull?) left / Incuse punch. EF.
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(BC 600-550) Alyattes II - EL 1/96 Stater717 viewsAlyattes II, King Of Lydia, ca 600-550 BC. EL 1/96th Stater (4mm, 0.15g). Head of roaring lion right / Incuse square punch. VF, very pale.
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(BC 600-550) Uncertain King - EL 1/12 Stater2304 viewsearly 6th cent BC. EL 1/12 Stater - Hemihekte (1.16g). Head of roaring lion right / Incuse square punch. VF, choice centering and strike.
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(BC 600-550) Uncertain King - EL 1/24 Stater536 viewsca 610-575 BC. EL 1/24 Stater (0.56g). Lion's paw / Incuse punch. VF. Very rare.
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(BC 600-550) Uncertain King - EL 1/24 Stater508 viewsca 610-575 BC. EL 1/24 Stater (0.61g). Lion's paw / Incuse punch. VF. Very rare.
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(BC 610-546) EL 1/3 Stater456 viewstemp. Alyattes to Kroisos, ca 610-546 BC. EL Trite - 1/3 Stater (14mm, 4.64g). Sardes mint. Head of roaring lion right, knob on forehead / Two incuse square punches. Near VF, multiple bankers/countermarks on obverse and on edge.
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(BC 610-546) EL 1/3 Stater398 viewsTime of Alyattes to Kroisos, ca 610-546 BC. EL Trite – Third Stater (13mm, 4.69g). Sardes mint. Head of roaring lion right, sun with multiple rays on forehead / Two incuse square punches. Good VF, toned, a few light marks.
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(BC 610-560) Alyattes - EL 1/12 Stater563 viewsAlyattes, ca 610-560 BC. EL Hemihekte – 1/12 Stater (7mm, 1.12g). Sardes mint. Head of roaring lion right, with knob on forehead / Incuse square punch. Countermarks VF, host coin Fine. At least 15 or 16 bankers' marks. Rare as such.
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(BC 619-561) Alyattes - EL 1/3 Stater1626 viewsAlyattes, King Of Lydia, ca 619-561 BC. EL 1/3 Stater - Trite (4.74g, 12mm, 4mm thick). Head of roaring lion right / Incuse square punch.
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(BC 619-561) Alyattes II - EL 1/3 Stater903 viewslate 7th cent BC. EL Trite (4.36g, 10,5mm). Head of roaring lion right; retrograde legend (WALWET) downward on right / Double incuse square punch. Light deposits, obverse scratch, VF.
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(BC 650-600) Valvel or Walwet - EL Hekte 1171 viewsca 7th cent BC. EL Hekte (2.35g). Head of roaring lion right; Lydian inscription to left / Double incuse punch. Rare. Very fine.
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