Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Uncertain (AD 14) AE 25 - Augustus614 viewsDivus Augustus, died 14 AD. AE25 (10.20g, 12h). Bare head right / ΘEON AYTOKP A [TOPA], capricorn right, holding globe, bearing cornucopia on back. VF, black-green patina. Ex Villemur Coll.; ex Freeman & Sear 3 (12/1996), lot 724 .

While Grant in Essays Mattingly posited a mint in Cilicia for this coin’s origin, his hypothesis is far from conclusive. The similarity between this coin and RPC 5448 suggests they are part of the same issue, possibly struck shortly after the accession of Tiberius to the throne and the deification of Augustus, as evidenced by the legend, ΘEON AYTOKP A [TOPA].
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Uncertain (AD 54-68) AE 15 - Nero226 viewsNero, 54-68 AD. AE15 (2.06g). NEPΩN, bare head right / CIEPOΓE[..], eagle facing, head right. Very rare. Very fine.
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Uncertain (AD 69-79) AE 16 - Vespasian, Titus and Domitian414 viewsVespasian, with Titus and Domitian, Caesars, 69-79 AD. AE16 (3.96g). Laureate head of Vespasian right / Confronted busts of Titus and Domitian; star between. Fine, green patina. Rare.
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Uncertain (AD 69-79) AE 16 - Vespasian, Titus and Domitian331 viewsVespasian, with Titus and Domitian as Caesars, 69-79 AD. AE22 (9.73g, 6h). Laureate head of Vespasian left / Bare heads of Titus and Domitian, Caesars vis-à-vis. VF, green patina, minor flan flaw on obverse. Tricarico coll.; Ex Righetti coll., 6370.
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Uncertain (AD 69-81) AE 18 - Domitian176 viewsDomitian, as Caesar, 69-81 AD. AE18 (4.36g, 7h). M. Hirrius Fronto Neratius Pansa, legatus Augusti. Struck 77/8-79/80 AD. Laureate head right / [ЄΠI]/ ΠANCA/ ΠPЄBЄYTOY in three lines. VF, brown patina, areas of flat strike, die break on reverse. Apparently unique. Ex Wagner Coll.

A logical guess for the place of minting would be Caesarea, the principal mint in the region, where similar coins carrying this legend were struck under Titus. The authors of RPC reject this attribution, however, based on the absence of a date and the metal composition.
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Uncertain (AD 76) Denarius - Domitian167 viewsDomitian, as Caesar, struck 76 AD. Denarius (19mm 3.12g 5h). CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS, Laureate head right, small 'o' below neck truncation / PON MAX TR P COS IIII
Winged caduceus. VF. Very are. Tricarico coll.
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Uncertain (AD 76) Denarius - Domitian161 viewsDomitian, as Caesar, struck 76 AD. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.11g, 6h). CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS, laureate head right, small 'o' below neck truncation / COS IIII, Pegasus right. VF. Very rare. Tricarico coll.
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Uncertain (AD 76) Denarius - Domitian183 viewsDomitian, as Caesar, struck 76 AD. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.37g, 12h). CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS, laureate head right, small 'o' below neck truncation / FIDES PVBL, Hand clasped over caduceus, two poppies and two corn ears. VF. Very rare. Tricarico coll.
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Uncertain (AD 76) Denarius - Domitian49 viewsDomitian, as Caesar, struck 76 AD. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.092g, 6h). CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS, laureate head right, small 'o' below neck truncation (out of flan) / COS IIII, Eagle standing facing on garlanded basis, wings open, head right, F. Rare. Tricarico coll.
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Uncertain (AD 76) Denarius - Vespasian167 viewsVespasian, struck 76 AD. AR Denarius (18.63mm, 2.99g, 5h). IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head right, small 'o' below neck truncation (out of flan) / PON MAX TR P COS VII, Winged caduceus. nVF. Rare. Same obverse die as Paris 371. Tricarico coll.
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Uncertain (AD 77-78) AE 16 - Domitian109 viewsDomitian, as Caesar, struck 77-78 AD. AE16 (2.01g, 12h). CAESAR DOMITIANVS AVG F, Laureate head right / COS V PRINC IVVENT, S-C in exergue; Iudaea seated right on cuirass, foot on helmet. Fine. Extremely rare, unpublished. Tricarico coll.
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Uncertain (AD 77-78) AE 19 - Domitian105 viewsDomitian, as Caesar, struck 77-78 AD. AE19 (3.18g 12h). CAESAR DOMITIANVS AVG F, Laureate head right / COS V PRINC IVVENT, S-C in field; cornucopiae. VF, green patina. Very rare. Tricarico coll.
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Uncertain (AD 77-78) AE 20 - Vespasian57 viewsVespasian, struck 77-78 AD. AE20 (4.60g, 6h). IMP CAESAR VESPASIAN AVGVST, laureate head right / PON MAX TR P P P COS VIII CENS / S-C (in field), Nike advancing left, with wreath and palm. VF. Very rare. Tricarico coll.
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Uncertain (AD 77-78) AE 20- Vespasian58 viewsVespasian, struck 77-78 AD. AE20 (4.085g, 6h). IMP CAESAR VESPASIAN AVGVST, laureate head right / S-C (within laurel wreath). VF. Very rare. Tricarico coll.
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Uncertain (AD 77-78) AE 25 - Domitian110 viewsDomitian, as Caesar, struck 77-78 AD. AE25 (7.60g, 6h). CAESAR DOMITIANVS AVG F, Laureate head right / COS V PRINC IVVENT, S-C in exergue; Domitian riding right, with spear. Fine. Extremely rare. Tricarico coll.
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Uncertain (AD 77-78) AE 25 - Domitian104 viewsDomitian, as Caesar, struck 77-78 AD. AE25 (9.01g, 6h). CAESAR DOMITIANVS AVG F, laureate head right / COS V PRINCEPS IVVENTVT, S-C in field; Spes standing left, holding flower and raising her robe. Very Fine. Extremely rare. Tricarico coll.
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Uncertain (AD 77-78) AE 25 - Titus 67 viewsTitus, as Caesar, struck 77-78 AD. AE25 (7.37g, 6h). T CAESAR IMPER PONT, laureate head of Titus right / TR POT COS VI CENSOR / S C (in exergue), eagle standing right on thunderbolt, wings spread, head left. VF, dark patina. Very rare. Tricarico coll.
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Uncertain (AD 81-96) AE 25 - Domitian and Domitia198 viewsDomitian and Domitia, 81-96 AD. AE25 (10.11g 12h). ΔOMITIANOC (...), laureate head of Domitian right vis-a-vis head of Domitia left / (....), Athena standing right, head turned left, wearing helmet and chiton, and holding shield with left arm and ? with extended right arm. Fine. Rare. Tricarico coll.
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Uncertain (AD 96-98) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Nerva300 viewsNerva, 96-98 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (10.03g, 7h). Uncertain Asia Minor (or Rome) mint. Struck 97 AD. Laureate head right / Temple of Diana Perga: distyle temple set on three-tiered base; cult statue of Diana standing facing within; DIANA PERG across entablature. VF. Rare.
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Uncertain (AD 96-98) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Nerva317 viewsNerva, 96-98 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (10.07g, 7h). Uncertain Asia Minor (or Rome) mint. Struck 97 AD. Laureate head right / Distyle temple set on four-tiered base; within, cult statue of Augustus standing facing, holding spear, being crowned with wreath by female figure holding cornucopiae; ROMA ET AVG across entablature. VF. While no decisive evidence exists for the location of the mint of the cistophori during the reigns of Vespasian through Trajan, the style, legends, and, in particular, the consistent die axis point to Rome, suggesting that these coins were minted in the capital and then sent to Asia for local use.
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Uncertain (AD 117-138) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Hadrian300 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (11.09g, 5h), struck after 128 AD. Mint A. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, laureate bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder / COS III P P, Hadrian standing facing, head left, holding grain ears and reverted sceptre. VF, light scratches in obverse field. Unpublished reverse type.
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Uncertain (AD 117-138) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Hadrian257 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (10.90g, 5h). Mint A. Struck after 128 AD. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from front / Minerva standing left, shield at feet, holding thunderbolt and reverted spear. VF, obverse struck with slightly rusty dies. Overstruck on a cistophorus of Mark Antony and Octavia (cf. RSC 3). Unique and unknown to Metcalf. Metcalf assigned the reverse type, known from a single specimen (SNG von Aulock 6613), to an uncertain Mint D, while the obverse die he placed at uncertain Mint A, where it is struck with both a bundle of grain ears and Tyche Soterios as reverses. Minerva is unrecorded at Mint A.
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Uncertain (AD 117-138) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Hadrian303 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (10.42g, 6h). Mint A. Struck after 128 AD. LVCVSTVS HLDPILNVS P P (sic), bare head right / COS III, six grain ears tied in a bundle. VF, minor slip strike on obverse. areas of minor porosity. Unique and unknown to Metcalf. This reverse type, with COS III across the lower field and multiple leaves on the stalks, was previously known from a single specimen in Vienna, which Metcalf assigned to an uncertain Mint A. The bust type and unusual legend, though, are unrecorded for this mint.
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Uncertain (AD 117-138) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Hadrian257 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (10.64g, 7h). Mint B. Struck after 128 AD. AVGVSTVS HADRIANVS [P] P P, bare head right / MON AVG, Moneta standing left, holding scales and sceptre. VF, slight scratch in obverse field. Overstruck on a cistophorus of Augustus, Sutherland Group VI. Unique. It appears that the engraver of the obverse die originally placed the first P in P P before Hadrian's neck, but then erased it in the die and engraved both letters below the bust.
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Uncertain (AD 117-138) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Hadrian211 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (10.96g, 5h). Mint B. Struck after 128 AD. Laureate head right / Fortuna Redux standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. VF, area of light porosity. Overstruck on a cistophorus of Augustus.
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Uncertain (AD 117-138) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Hadrian262 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (10.61 g, 6h). Mint C. Struck after 128 AD. Laureate head right / Cult statue of Diana (Artemis) Ephesia; stags at sides. VF. Unpublished with laureate obverse type.
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Uncertain (AD 117-138) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Hadrian251 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (10.93g, 7h). Mint D. Struck after 128 AD. Bare head right / Roma seated left on cuirass and shield, holding Victory and spear. VF, light scratch in reverse field. Overstruck on a cistophorus of Augustus.
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Uncertain (AD 117-138) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Hadrian256 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (10.53g, 7h). Mint D. Struck after 128 AD. Bare head right, slight drapery on left shoulder; c/m: IMP (ligate) VES AV(AV ligate) G in incuse / Roma seated left on cuirass and shield, holding Victory and spear. VF, light scratch in reverse field. Overstruck on a cistophorus of Augustus which bore the IMP VES AV countermark.
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Uncertain (AD 117-138) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Hadrian257 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (10.17g, 6h). Mint D. Struck after 128 AD. Bare head right, slight drapery on left shoulder / Dionysus standing left, holding cantharus and thyrsus; at feet, panther pouncing left. VF, area of minor porosity on reverse.
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Uncertain (AD 117-138) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Hadrian224 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (10.96g, 5h). Mint D. Struck after 128 AD. Bare head right / Dionysus standing left, holding cantharus and thyrsus; at feet, panther standing left with raised paw. VF, minor trace of light porosity.
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Uncertain (AD 117-138) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Hadrian792 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (11.09g, 5h). Mint E. Struck after 128 AD. Laureate head left / Pax-Tyche standing left, holding olive branch and cornucopiae; at feet, anchor above prow left. VF. Overstruck on a cistophorus of Augustus, Very rare.
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Uncertain (AD 117-138) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Hadrian264 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (10.46g, 6h), struck after 128 AD. Laureate head right / Distyle temple on podium of three steps; within, Minerva standing facing, head left, holding patera and shield set on ground; spear upright to her left. VF, light graffiti in obverse field.
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Uncertain (AD 117-138) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Hadrian328 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (9.92g, 5h), struck after 128 AD. Laureate and draped bust right / Six grain ears tied in a bundle. VF, minor scratch in reverse field. A variety unknown to Metcalf.
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Uncertain (AD 117-138) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Hadrian252 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (10.98g, 6h), struck after 128 AD. Bare-headed and draped bust right / Minerva standing left, holding patera, spear, and shield. VF, toned. Overstruck on a cistophorus of Augustus.
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Uncertain (AD 117-138) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Hadrian284 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (10.72g, 7h), struck after 128 AD. Bare-headed and draped bust right / Minerva standing left, holding patera, spear, and shield. VF, light scratches in fields.
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Uncertain (AD 117-138) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Hadrian287 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (10.59g, 7h), struck after 128 AD. Bare head right / Winged Nemesis standing left, wheel at feet, drawing out fold of drapery and holding bridle. Good VF, slight shift strike in reverse legend.
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Uncertain (AD 117-138) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Hadrian312 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (11.33g, 5h), struck after 128 AD. Bare head right / COS III, Apollo seated left, holding laurel branch over tripod, and lyre. Near EF, minor porosity. Overstruck on a cistophorus of Augustus. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 66 (19 May 2004), lot 1489.
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Uncertain (AD 117-138) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Hadrian187 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (10.9g). HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P, bare head right / COS III, Hadrian on horseback galloping right, brandishing javelin. VF.
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Uncertain (AD 160) AE 19104 viewsTime of Antonius Pius, 138-161 AD. AE19 (6.40). BOY, head of Zeus right / veiled female head right. Very rare. Brown patina, VF. Franke coll.

The text ‘BOY’ on the obverse could either be a Seleucid Era date, 472 (160/161 AD) or the first three letters for Bubon, a city in Lykia.
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Uncertain (BC 27-AD 14) AE 16 - Augustus192 viewsAugustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AE16 (3.84g). Regulus, strategos (praetor). Bare head of Augustus right / Name and title of strategos around a star. Near VF, brown and green patina. Only two cited in RPC. Ex J.S. Wagner Coll.
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Uncertain (BC 27-AD 14) AE 18 - Augustus569 viewsAsia Minor, uncertain mint (Pisidia, Comama?). Augustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AE18 (6.16g). IMP CAESAR DIVI [F AVGVSTVS COS VIII], bare head of Caesar / T•VOMAN•M•MEMM•FLAM•QVINQ•ITER, twin goddesses with kalathos seated facing. Very fine.
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Uncertain (BC 27-AD 14) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Augustus571 viewsAugustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (10.59g, 6h). Unidentified mint C. Restitution issue struck under Hadrian, after 128 AD. Bare head of Augustus right / Hadrian standing left, holding grain ears. VF, toned, graffiti on reverse. Rare.
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Uncertain (BC 27-AD 41) AE 12845 viewsAE12 (1.82g). CAESAR […], bare head right / star and crescent. Very fine.
 
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