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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Trapezos (AD 98-117) AE 20 - Trajan697 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD. AE20. Head right / ΤΡΑΠΕ/ZΟΥΝΤΙ/ΩΝ (in 3 lines), E TN - year 50 (=113-114 AD).
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Trapezos (AD 161-169) AE 24 - Lucius Verus120 viewsLucius Verus, 161-169 AD. AE24 (9.03g, 7h). Bare head right / Draped bust of Mithras right, wearing radiate Phrygian cap. Near VF, brown patina with touches of red, minor surface roughness. Scarce.

Mithras, the central god of the syncretic Hellenistic mystery religion known as Mithraism, was of Persian origin. There, known as Mithra, he served as a mediator between the supreme god Ahura-Mazda and humankind. His attributes were varied, but he soon became associated as a divinity of light and much of the symbolism of the mystery cult that developed around him is cosmologic. The chief participants of the cult were the military, attracted to the masculine aspect of the god and his selfless sacrifice to duty.
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Trapezos (AD 161-169) AE 29 - Lucius Verus619 viewsLucius Verus, 161-169 AD. AE29 (13.17g, 6h), dated CY 108 (161 AD). AVTAKPATΩP OVHPOC CЄBACT, bare head right / TPAΠEZOVTIΩN ЄTOV ЄPV, radiate and draped bust of Mithras right, wearing Phrygian cap, seen from behind; behind, head of horse right. Good VF, green patina. Very rare.

Mithras, the central god of the syncretic Hellenistic mystery religion known as Mithraism, was of Persian origin. There, known as Mithra, he served as a mediator between the supreme god Ahura-Mazda and humankind. His attributes were varied, but he soon became associated as a divinity of light and much of the symbolism of the mystery cult that developed around him is cosmologic. The chief participants of the cult were the military, attracted to the masculine aspect of the god and his selfless sacrifice to duty.
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Trapezos (AD 198-217) AE 27 - Caracalla399 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE27 (11.05g), struck year 153 = ca 205-208 AD?. AV(?) KA M AV - ANTΩNIN[OC], laureate head right / TPAΠ - ZOVNTIΩN / E PNΓ, Mithras riding on horse right, wearing Phrygean bonnet, burning altar in field to right. F/good F, dark green-brown patina. Hoeft coll.
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Trapezos (AD 222-227) AE 29 - Orbiana598 viewsOrbiana, wife of Severus Alexander, 222-227 AD. AE29 (14.28g). OPB CAΛOY OPIANH AYT, diademed and draped bust right / TPAΠEZOYNTIWN, Zeus Serapis standing left hooding scepter, extended right. Unpublished (?). Rare. Good very fine.
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Trapezos (AD 222-235) AE 30 - Severus Alexander244 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE30. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Dionysos standing left, holding grapes and thyrsos, panther at his feet (?). Dark patina, gVF. Very rare.
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Trapezos (AD 225-227) AE 29 - Orbiana247 viewsOrbiana, Augusta, 225-227 AD. AE29 (12.37g, 6h). Dated CY 163 (226/7 AD). Draped bust right, wearing stephane / Mithras on horseback right; tree to left, lighted altar to right; ЄT PΞΓ (date) in exergue. Good VF, dark green patina. From Group CEM. Ex Sternberg XI (11/1981), lot 242.
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Trapezos (AD 238-244) AE 32 - Gordian III243 viewsGordian III Pius, 238-244 AD. AE32 (14.44g), struck 243/244 AD. Draped, laureate bust right / ΤΡΑΠΕ−Z (Z retrograde) ΟΥΝΤΙΩΝ, nude Dionysos standing facing, head left, chlamys over shoulders, holding thyrsos and kantharos; dated ET ΠΡ (= year 180 of the Local era). Reddish-brown patina. VF/F. Righetti Coll.
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Trapezos (AD 238-244) AE 32 - Gordian III293 viewsGordian III Pius, 238-244 AD. AE32 (11.73g), struck 243/244 AD. Draped, laureate bust right / ΤΡΑΠΕ−Z (Z retrograde) ΟΥΝΤΙΩΝ, draped, veiled, turreted bust of Tyche right; dated ET ΠΡ (= year 180 of the Local era). Dark brown patina. VF. Righetti Coll.
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Trapezos (AD 244-249) AE 30 - Otacilia Severa336 viewsOtacilia Severa, Augusta, 244-249 AD. AE30 (10.24g, 6h). Dated City Year 181 (244/5 AD). Draped bust right / Mithras on horseback right; tree to left, lighted altar and aquila to right; date in exergue. Near VF, red and brown patina, small pits on reverse, a few edge cracks. Very rare.
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Trapezos (AD 244-249) AE 30 - Otacilia Severa327 viewsOtacilia Severa, Augusta, 244-249 AD. AE29 (16.91g, 6h). Dated CY 181 (244/5 AD). Draped bust right / Mithras on horseback right; tree to left, lighted altar to right; AΠP (date) in exergue. Good VF, brown patina, areas of weak strike on edge. Very rare.
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Trapezos (AD 247-249) AE 29 - Philip II370 viewsPhilip II, 247-249 AD. AE29 (16.28g, 5h). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Mithras on horseback right; behind, tree; before, altar and column surmounted by raven. Near VF, brown surfaces, minor encrustation. 1 comments
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Trapezos (BC 350-330) 1/4 Drachm590 views4th century BC. AR Trihemiobol (1.50g). Bearded male head left within circular dotted border / ΤΡΑ, table, T below, all within circular incuse. EF. Ex Jameson Collection No. 2545.

The table (τρaπεζα) is the badge of Trapezos.
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Trapezos (BC 350-330) Drachm1376 viewsca 350-330 BC. AR Drachm (6.07g, 12h). Bearded head of young male left, in dotted circle / Rectangular table, grape bunches on top, TPA below. Very rare. Toned, VF.
   
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