Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Methymna (AD 198-209) AE 20 - Geta902 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 198-209 AD. AE20 (4.76g, 8h). Bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Helmeted and draped bust of Athena right, wearing aegis. Near VF, dark green patina.
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Methymna (AD 198-217) AE 24 - Caracalla1302 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE24 (7.67g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΜΗΘΥΜ−ΝΑΙΩΝ, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. VF, brown surfaces, a little porous. Drewry Coll.; Ex Schulman (11/1971), lot 352.
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Methymna (AD 222-235) AE 33 - Julia Mamaea266 viewsJulia Mamaea, Augusta, 222-235 AD. AE33 (20.98g). Draped bust right / Athena standing right, holding spear and shield, facing Dionysos standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos, panther at his feet left. VF, green patina under thick earthen encrustation. Apparently unpublished. Rare city.
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Methymna (BC 200-30) AE 195 views2nd-1st century BC. AE (4.02g). Head of Athena right, wearing crested Korinthian helmet / Μ-Α/Θ-Y, kantharos, small oinochoe to right. Dark olive-brown patina, VF. Rare.
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Methymna (BC 200-30) AE 15165 views2nd-1st century BC. (15mm, 4.29g, 11h). Helmeted head of Athena right / Μ-Α/Θ-Y, kantharos; grape bunch to left. VF, dark green patina, light earthen deposits.
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Methymna (BC 200-30) AE 17326 views2nd-1st cent BC. AE17 (3.31g). Head of Athena right, wearing crested Korinthian helmet / Μ-Α/Θ-Y, kantharos. Dark olive-green patina, aEF. Rare. Joy coll.
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Methymna (BC 330) AE233 viewsafter 330 BC. AE (0.73g). Head of Athena left / Μ-Α/Θ-Y, 4-string lyre. Black patina, VF. Very rare.
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Methymna (BC 330) AE 10188 viewsafter 330 BC. AE10 (1.3g). Helmeted head of Athena left / Μ-Α/Θ-Y, 4-string lyre. aEF. Rare.
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Methymna (BC 330) AE 11260 viewsafter 330 BC. AE11 (1.48g). Head of Athena left / ΜΑΘY, 4-string lyre; helmet to left. Black patina, good VF.
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Methymna (BC 330-240) Triobol377 viewsca 330-240 BC. AR Triobol (2.82g). Head of Athena right, wearing Corinthian helmet / ΜΑ/Θ-Y, lyre, dolphin to left. Finely toned, VF. Rare.
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Methymna (BC 330-240) Triobol386 viewsca 330-280 BC. AR Triobol (2.92g). Head of Athena right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet with coiled serpent / ΜΑ/Θ-Y, kithara with four strings, dolphin to left; within dotted square. Toned, EF. Ex Ariadne Galleries Inc., New York sale (12/1983), lot 90.
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Methymna (BC 330-240) Triobol253 viewsca 350/330-250/240 BC. AR Triobol (2.82g, 1h). Helmeted head of Athena right / Lyre, B to right, all within dotted square border. Nicely toned. Minor scratches, otherwise, extremely fine. Ex Kokoschka Coll. (Lockett IV, Glendining & Co. (2/1961), 2252), and Pozzi Coll. (Naville I (3/1921), 2342.
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Methymna (BC 330-280) AE 10 - Koinon of Lesbos231 viewsKoinon of Lesbos, 330-280 BC. AE10 (1.24g). Female head right, wearing stephane, earring and necklace (Hera?) / ΑΙΟΛΕ, thunderbolt, bunch of grapes below. Dark green patina, VF. Very rare.

For attribution to Methymna, see B. L. Robert, Etudes de numismatique grecque (1951), 92ff.
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Methymna (BC 330-280) AE 16 - Koinon of Lesbos225 viewsKoinon of Lesbos, 330-280 BC. AE16 (4.21g). Female head right, wearing stephane, earring and necklace (Hera?) / ΑΙΟΛΕ, thunderbolt, bunch of grapes below. Dark green patina, flan flaw on rev., porosity, aVF. Very rare. Joy coll.
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Methymna (BC 330-280) AE 16 - Koinon of Lesbos256 viewsKoinon of Lesbos, 330-280 BC. AE16 (3.40g). Female head right, wearing stephane, earring and necklace (Hera?) / ΑΙΟΛΕ, thunderbolt, bunch of grapes below. Dark green patina, VF. Very rare. Joy coll.
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Methymna (BC 330-280) AE 17 - Koinon of Lesbos236 viewsca 4th century BC. AE17 (3.67g). Female head right, wearing stephane, earring, and necklace / ΑΙΟΛΕ, thunderbolt, bunch of grapes below. Good VF, dark green patina. Freedman Coll.
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Methymna (BC 330-280) Tetrobol - Koinon of Lesbos271 viewsKoinon of Lesbos, ca 330-280 BC. AR Tetrobol (2.64g), minted in Methymna. Head of Athena right, wearing Corinthian helmet / Thunderbolt, ΑΙΟΛΕ above, bunch of grapes below. Light toning, VF. Very rare.
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Methymna (BC 330-280) Tetrobol - Koinon of Lesbos378 viewsKoinon of Lesbos, ca 330-280 BC. AR Tetrobol (15mm, 2.61g, 7h), minted in Methymna. Head of Athena right, wearing Korinthian helmet / Thunderbolt, ΑΙΟΛΕ above, kerykeion below. aVF. Rare.
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Methymna (BC 330-280) Tetrobol - Koinon of Lesbos23 viewsKoinon of Lesbos, ca 330-280 BC. AR Tetrobol (2.6g, 15mm), minted in Methymna. Head of Athena right, wearing Corinthian helmet decorated with serpent / Thunderbolt, ΑΙΟΛΕ above, bunch of grapes below. VF.
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Methymna (BC 360-330) Hemiobol 190 viewsca 385-350 BC. AR Hemiobol (0.23g). Helmeted head of Athena right / Grape cluster. Porous, very fine.
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Methymna (BC 360-330) Hemiobol218 viewsca 360-330 BC. AR Hemiobol (0.25g, 6mm). Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet / Bunch of grapes within incuse linear circle.
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Methymna (BC 360-330) Hemiobol 171 viewsca 360-330 BC. AR Hemiobol (7mm, 0.25g). Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet / Bunch of grapes within incuse linear circle.
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Methymna (BC 360-330) Hemiobol 98 viewsca 410-350 BC. AR Hemiobol (6mm, 0.27g, 9h). Helmeted head of Athena right / Grape bunch within linear circle. Good VF, lightly toned.
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Methymna (BC 360-330) Obol244 viewsca 360-330 BC. AR Obol (0.50g) Helmeted head of Athena right / Kantharos, Μ-Θ-Α, within linear incuse circle.
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Methymna (BC 360-330) Obol214 viewsca 360-330 BC. AR Obol (0.51g) Helmeted head of Athena right / Kantharos, Μ-Θ-Α, within linear incuse circle.
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Methymna (BC 360-330) Obol220 viewsca 450/40-406/379 BC. AR Obol (9mm, 0.50g). Helmeted head of Athena right / Kantharos, Μ-Θ-Α, within linear incuse circle. VF, porous.
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Methymna (BC 360-330) Obol86 viewsca 450-406 BC. AR Obol (0.52g, 8mm). Head of Athena right, wearing Attic helmet / Kantharos, Μ-A-Θ, within linear incuse circle. VF. Rare.
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Methymna (BC 360-330) Obol62 viewsca 450/40-406/379 BC. AR Obol (8mm, 0.46g, 9h). Helmeted head of Athena right / Kantharos; M-A-Θ counterclockwise around. VF, minor roughness on reverse.
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Methymna (BC 400-360) Silenos - Obol365 viewsca 400 BC. AR Obol (0.35g, 8mm, 11h). Facing head of bearded Silenos / Land turtle in circle. VF, very rare.
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Methymna (BC 400-360) Silenos - Obol199 viewsca 400 BC. AR Obol (0.37g). Facing head of bearded Silenos / Land turtle in circle incuse. Dark toning, VF. Very rare.
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Methymna (BC 400-360) Silenos - Obol200 viewsca 400 BC. AR Obol (6mm, 0.34g, 6h). Facing head of Silenos / Tortoise in linear circle within shallow incuse circle. Near VF, some encrustation.
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Methymna (BC 400-360) Silenos - Obol245 viewsca 400 BC. AR Obol (0.46g). Facing head of Silenos / Tortoise in linear circle within shallow incuse circle. Near EF. Rare.
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Methymna (BC 400-360) Silenos - Obol67 viewsca 350/30-250/40 BC. AR Hemiobol (6mm, 0.34g, 8h). Facing head of Silenos / Tortoise within circular border within shallow incuse circle. VF, porosity.
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Methymna (BC 440-379) Hemiobol320 viewsca 400 BC. AR Hemiobol (0.37g, 7mm). Turtle / Wreath. Very rare. Porous, good fine.
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Methymna (BC 440-379) Hemiobol173 viewsca 400 BC. AR Hemiobol (0.31g). Land turtle / Wreath. Very rare. VF.
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Methymna (BC 440-379) Hemiobol39 viewsca 450/40-406/379 BC. AR Hemiobol(?) (7mm, 0.26g). Turtle / Wreath in incuse circle. Near VF, toned, obverse off center. Lee Coll.
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Methymna (BC 440-379) Hemiobol36 viewsca 450/40-406/379 BC. AR Hemiobol(?) (7mm, 0.35g). Turtle / Wreath in incuse circle. Near VF, dark hoard patina. Lee Coll.
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Methymna (BC 440-400) Drachm335 viewsca 450/40-406/379 BC. AR Drachm (3.06g, 11h). Helmeted head of Athena left, wearing crested Attic helmet ornamented with vine tendril and crescent / M-A-Θ, kantharos in dotted square within incuse square. Good VF, lightly toned, slight granularity.
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Methymna (BC 440-400) Drachm217 viewsca 450/40-406/379 BC. AR Drachm (3.14g, 12h). Head of Athena left, wearing crested Attic helmet / Kantharos; M-A-Θ around; all in pelleted square within shallow incuse square. Good VF, toned, a hint of porosity. Rare and exceptional for type.
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Methymna (BC 440-400) Hemiobol79 viewsca 410-350 BC. AR Hemiobol (0.25g, 7mm). Head of Athena left, wearing Attic helmet / Bunch of grapes within dotted incuse square. VF. Very rare.
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Methymna (BC 440-400) Hemiobol107 views5th-4th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.22g, 6mm). Helmeted head of Athena left / Bunch of grapes in dotted incuse square. Toned, VF.
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Methymna (BC 440-400) Obol189 viewsca 420-377 BC. AR Obol (8mm, 0.48g). Head of Athena left, wearing crested Attic helmet / Kantharos; M above, two ivy leaves at sides. VF, a little porous.
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Methymna (BC 450-400) Nymph - Hemiobol220 viewsca 400 BC. AR Hemiobol (0.29g). Head of Nymph right, wearing sakkos and earring / ΜΑΘ, hen standing right within dotted incuse square. Rare. VF.
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Methymna (BC 450-400) Nymph - Hemiobol193 viewsca 400 BC. AR Hemiobol (0.29g). Head of Nymph left, wearing sakkos and earring / Hen standing right, crescent above, within dotted incuse square. Rare. VF.
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Methymna (BC 450-400) Nymph - Hemiobol52 viewsca 500/480-460 BC. AR Hemiobol (7mm, 0.26g, 12h). Female head right, hair bound in sakkos / Cock standing right within incuse square. VF, some porosity. Rare. Lee Coll.
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Methymna (BC 450-400) Nymph - Hemiobol53 viewsca 450/40-406/379 BC. AR Hemiobol (7mm, 0.25g, 5h). Head of a nymph right, hair bound in sakkos / MAΘ, hen standing right. VF, spotty hoard patina. Rare.
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Methymna (BC 450-400) Nymph - Hemiobol71 viewsca 400 BC. AR Hemiobol (6mm, 0.26g, 9h). Head of nymph left / Hen; crescent above; all within pelleted border within square incuse. Near VF, minor porosity. Rare. Alighieri Coll.
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Methymna (BC 450-400) Nymph - Hemiobol80 viewsa 400 BC. AR Hemiobol (6mm, 0.25g). Head of nymph left, wearing sakkos and earring / Cock walking right, crescent above; within dotted square border within square incuse. VF. Rare.
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Methymna (BC 450-400) Silenos - Hemiobol180 viewsca 400 BC. AR Hemiobol (?) (0.21g). Facing head of bearded Silenos / Bunch of grapes, crescent in right field, within dotted incuse square. VF, very rare. Unpublished?
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Methymna (BC 450-400) Silenos - Hemiobol236 viewsca 400 BC. AR Hemiobol (?) (0.21g). Facing head of bearded Silenos / ΜΑ-Θ, hen standing right within dotted incuse square. VF, very rare.
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Methymna (BC 450-400) Silenos - Hemiobol155 viewsca 400 BC. AR Hemiobol (?) (0.21g). Facing head of bearded Silenos / Grape bunch, crescent in right field, within dotted incuse square. VF, very rare, unpublished.
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Methymna (BC 450-400) Silenos - Hemiobol174 viewsca 425-385 BC. AR Hemiobol (0.23g, 10h). Facing head of bearded Silenos / ΜΑ-Θ, hen standing right within dotted incuse square. VF, very rare.
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Methymna (BC 450-400) Silenos - Hemiobol59 viewsca 350/30-250/40 BC. AR Tritartemorion (7mm, 0.20g, 11h). Facing head of Silenos / Cock standing right within dotted square border within incuse square. Near VF. Extremely rare.
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Methymna (BC 450-400) Silenos - Obol167 views5th century BC. AR Obol (0.41g, 6h). Head of bearded Silenos facing / Land turtle in dotted square border within incuse square. aEF.
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Methymna (BC 450-400) Silenos - Obol165 views5th century BC. AR Obol (0.57g). Head of bearded Silenos facing / Facing head of panther within incuse square. Unpublished?
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Methymna (BC 450-400) Silenos - Obol162 views5th century BC. AR Obol (0.59g). Head of bearded Silenos facing / Facing head of panther within incuse square. Unpublished?
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Methymna (BC 450-400) Silenos - Obol63 viewsca 400 BC. AR Obol (0.32g, 7mm). Head of bearded Silenos facing / Land turtle in dotted square border within incuse square. VF. Rare.
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Methymna (BC 450-400) Silenos - Obol66 views5th century BC. AR Obol (0.51g, 8mm, 1h). Facing head of Silenos / Facing head of panther within incuse square. Good VF, toned, a bit porous. Very rare.
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Methymna (BC 450-400) Silenos - Obol85 viewsca 350/30-250/40 BC. AR Hemiobol (0.40g, 7mm). Head of bearded Silenos facing / Tortoise within dotted square border within incuse square. VF. Rare.
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Methymna (BC 450-400) Triobol113 viewsca 420-377 BC. AR Triobol (1.46g, 10mm). Helmeted head of Athena right / M - A, head of panther facing within incuse square. VF. Rare.
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Methymna (BC 450-400) Triobol 51 viewsca 450-406 BC. AR Triobol (1.4g, 11mm). Helmeted head of Athena right / M - A, head of panther facing within incuse square. VF.
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Methymna (BC 500-450) Diobol236 viewsca 500-450 BC. AR Diobol (1.36g). Facing head of Gorgon, tongue protruding, hair on forehead dotted / Bearded male head right, hair long at back, in Corinthian helmet, within dotted square border in shallow incuse. Apparently an unpublished reverse die, heavy dark patina, some surface corrosion but without wear, extremely rare.
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Methymna (BC 500-450) Diobol873 viewsca 500/480-450 BC. AR Diobol (1.34g). Facing head of Gorgon, tongue protruding / Bearded male head (Ares?) right, hair long at back, in Corinthian helmet, within dotted square border in shallow incuse. Fine dark toning. Second known exemplar, EF.
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Methymna (BC 500-450) Diobol302 viewsca 500-450 BC. AR Diobol (1.35g). Facing head of Gorgoneion, tongue protruding / Head of Athena? left, wearing Corinthian helmet, within dotted incuse square. Toned, gVF/EF.
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Methymna (BC 500-450) Diobol196 viewsca 500/480-450 BC. AR Diobol (1.30g, 10mm). Gorgoneion / Helmeted head of Athena left in dotted square within incuse square. Rare. Dark hoard patina, light porosity. Very fine.
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Methymna (BC 500-450) Diobol191 viewsca 500/480-460 BC. AR Diobol (11mm, 1.31g). Facing gorgoneion / Bearded male head right, wearing Corinthian helmet, in dotted square within incuse square. Good VF, toned, light porosity. Ex Herman Coll. (CNG 73 (9/2006), lot 309); ex Numismatica Ars Classica 29 (5/2005), lot 203.
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Methymna (BC 500-450) Diobol170 viewsca 500/480-460 BC. AR Diobol (1.32g). Gorgoneion / Helmeted head of Athena left in dotted square within incuse square. Rare. Dark toning, light porosity. EF.
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Methymna (BC 500-450) Diobol65 viewsca 500/480-460 BC. AR Diobol (10mm, 1.30g). Facing gorgoneion / Helmeted head of Athena left in dotted square within incuse square. VF, porous. Rare.
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Methymna (BC 500-450) Obol334 viewsca 500-450 BC. AR Obol (0.63g). Helmeted head of Athena right / Turtle in incuse dotted square. VF.
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Methymna (BC 500-450) Obol358 viewsca 500-450 BC. AR Hemiobol (?) (0.35g). Helmeted head of Athena right / Turtle in incuse dotted square. Very fine. Unpublished?1 comments
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Methymna (BC 500-450) Obol242 viewsca 500-460 BC. AR Obol (0.60g). Helmeted head of Athena right, wearing Attic helmet / Turtle in incuse dotted square. Darkly toned, VF. Very rare.
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Methymna (BC 500-450) Obol204 viewsca 500-450 BC. AR Obol (9mm, 0.51g). Helmeted head of Athena left / Turtle in incuse dotted square. Good VF, light porosity. Very rare, and unpublished in the standard refrences.
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Methymna (BC 500-450) Obol193 views5th century BC. AR Obol (0.52g). Helmeted head of Athena left, wearing Attic helmet / Turtle in incuse dotted square. VF. Very rare.
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Methymna (BC 500-450) Obol44 viewsca 500/480-460 BC. AR Obol (8mm, 0.60g). Helmeted head of Athena right / Tortoise within dotted square border within incuse square. Near VF, some roughness and porosity.
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Methymna (BC 500-450) Obol45 viewsca 500/480-460 BC. AR Hemiobol (8mm, 0.39g, 3h). Helmeted head of Athena left / Tortoise within dotted square border within incuse square. VF, a little porous. Alighieri Coll.
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Methymna (BC 500-450) Obol50 viewsca 500/480-460 BC. AR Hemiobol (7mm, 0.47g, 6h). Helmeted head of Athena left / Tortoise within dotted square border within incuse square. VF, a little porous. Very rare. Alighieri Coll.
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Methymna (BC 500-450) Obol57 viewsca 500/480-450/40 BC. AR Obol (8mm, 0.47g, 8h). Helmeted head of Athena left / Sea turtle within linear border; all within incuse square. VF, light porosity. Extremely rare.
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Methymna (BC 500-450) Stater268 viewsca 480 BC. AR Stater (8.21g). Boar standing right, head lowered / ΜΑΘVΜΝΑΙ-ΟΣ, helmeted head of Athena righ, dotted square border; all within an incuse square. VF, porous. Rare.
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Methymna (BC 500-450) Stater387 viewsca 480 BC. AR Stater (8.51g). ΜΑΘVΜΝΑ[ΙΟΣ], boar standing right, head lowered / ΜΑΘVΜΝΑΙ-ΟΣ, helmeted head of Athena right, dotted square border; all within an incuse square. Good VF. Rare. From the Robert Schonwalter Collection. Ex Numismatic Fine Arts Auc. VIII (6/1980), lot 225; Boston Museum of Fine Arts; Warren Collection, 1069; Greenwell Collection; Lesbos Hoard 1891 (IGCH 1187).
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Methymna (BC 500-450) Stater318 viewsca 480-450 BC. AR Stater (8.19g, 11h). Boar walking right, head lowered, ΜΑΘVΜΝΑ[ΙΟΣ] above / Head of Athena right, wearing disc earring, necklace and helmet adorned with volute spiral and spike; within linear dotted border in shallow incuse square. Toned, with lightly corroded surfaces, otherwise, good VF. Rare. Ex Bank Leu 45 (5/1988), lot 210; Gillet Coll., 1127.
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Methymna (BC 500-450) Tetrobol419 viewsca. 500-460 BC. AR Tetrobol (2.69g). Hoplite with round shield and spear at ready left / Protome of horse galloping with rider right, in dotted square, within incuse square. About EF. Rare.
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Methymna (BC 500-450) Tetrobol374 viewsca 500-460 BC. AR Tetrobol (2.82g). Hoplite running left, holding spear and shield / Youth on forepart of horse right, within dotted incuse square. VF.
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Methymna (BC 500-450) Tetrobol272 viewsca 500-450 BC. AR Tetrobol (12mm, 2.71g). Hoplite running left, holding spear and shield / Youth on forepart of horse right, within dotted square. VF, toned.
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Methymna (BC 520-460) Hemiobol347 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.21g). Facing head of bearded Silenos / Double incuse punch. VF, extremely rare. Unpublished?
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Methymna (BC 520-460) Hemiobol416 viewsca 500/480-460 BC. AR Tritartemorion (6mm, 0.26g). Facing head of satyr / Rough incuse square punch. Good VF, toned. Good metal.

The attribution of this type to Methymna is based on a similar, later issue with a bird and the legend MAΘ on the reverse (Gorny & Mosch 170, lot 1423).
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Methymna (BC 520-460) Hemiobol360 viewsca 500 BC. AR Hemiobol (0.24g, 6mm). Head of Selinos facing / Quadratum incusum. Very rare. Very fine.
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Methymna (BC 520-460) Hemiobol357 viewsMethymna(?). ca 550/30-450/40 BC. AR Tritartemorion (6mm, 0.24g). Facing head of Silenos / Incuse square. VF, toned. Rare.
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Methymna (BC 520-460) Hemiobol176 viewsca 500/480-460 BC. AR Tritartemorion (5mm, 0.22g). Facing head of satyr / Incuse square punch. EF, lightly toned, minor porosity.

The attribution of this type to Methymna is based on a similar, later issue with a bird and the legend MAΘ on the reverse (Gorny & Mosch 170, lot 1423).
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