Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Kition (BC 361-312) AV 1/2 Stater - Pumiathon806 viewsPumiathon, King of Kition, ca 361-312 BC. AV Hemistater (4.15g). Herakles advancing right, club in right hand, bow in left hand draped with lion's skin; ankh symbol to right / Lion attacking stag, in Cypriot 'mlk pmjtn' above; to right, date IIII− (= Year 14). EF. Very rare. Ex Berry and P.A. Coll.; Münzen und Medaillen AG 586 (1995), 19; Numismatic Fine Arts (1987), 228 and Hess-Divo AG 307 (2007), 1294.
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Kition (BC 361-312) AV 1/2 Stater - Pumiathon580 viewsPumiathon, ca 362-312 BC. AV Hemistater (12mm, 4.11g, 6h). Dated RY 8 (355/4 BC). Herakles advancing right, holding club, bow, and arrow, lion skin draped over arm; ankh to right / Lion right, biting into the back of a stag recumbent right; ‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹ (8 = date) to right. Near VF, a little off center, typical compact flan. Rare, and the only example with the year 8 date fully visible.
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Kition (BC 388-387) 1/12 Stater - Demonikos434 viewsDemonikos, King of Kition, ca 388-387 BC. AR 1/12 Stater (0.90g, 1h). Athena standing right, holding spear / Herakles standing right, holding club, bow, and lion's skin, within incuse square. VF, lightly toned. Well centered and struck. Unpublished denomination.
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Kition (BC 388-387) Stater - Demonikos360 viewsDemonikos, King of Kition, 388-387 BC. AR Stater (10.64g). Athena standing left with spear and shield / Herakles in fighting stance right, holding club and bow, monogram to right. Very scarce, VF.
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Kition (BC 392-361) AE - Melekiathon461 viewsMelekiathon, King of Kition, 392-361 BC. AE13 (1.79g). Head of Aphrodite left, wearing earing, necklace and decorated stephane / Herakles standing right in fighting stance, club held overhead in right hand, bow in left hand, lion's skin draped over left arm, Aramaic 'm' to left. EF, bluish green patina. Rare.
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Kition (BC 392-361) AE 13 - Melekiathon344 viewsMelekiathon, King of Kition, 392-361 BC. AE13 (1.81g). Head of Aphrodite left, wearing stephane, triple-pendant earring and necklace / Herakles, nude, lion's skin over his outstretched left arm, standing right, club in his right hand raised above his head; Phoenician letter 'mem' to left. Scarce. Blackish green patina, EF/gVF.
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Kition (BC 392-361) Stater - Melekiathon598 viewsMelekiathon, King of Kition, 392-361 BC. AR Stater (20mm, 9.88g), struck ca 370 BC. Herakles advancing right, wearing full lion skin on shoulders, club in raised right hand, bow in outstretched left hend; within dotted circlular border / Lion walking right on ground line, head facing. Very rare - 4th known. aEF.
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Kition (BC 400) AE 9198 viewsUncertain king, 4th century BC. AE9 (0.81g, 6h). Herakles advancing right, lion skin draped over arm, holding club overhead and [bow and arrow in extended hand]; ankh to lower left / Facing gorgoneion. VF, green-brown patina.

Although this issue is unpublished, the obverse type, especially paired with the ankh, is canonical for many issues of the kings of Kition from the late 5th century BC.
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Kition (BC 425-400) 1/6 Stater188 views5th century BC. AR 1/6 Stater (11mm, 1.7g, 4h). Herakles in fighting stance right, holding club and bow, within dotted border / Lion attacking stag, everything within pellet border incuse. gVF.
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Kition (BC 425-400) Stater - Baalmelek II623 viewsBaalmelek II, King of Kition, ca 425-400 BC. AR Stater (10.68g). Herakles advancing right, wearing full lion skin on shoulders, club in right hand, bow in left, ankh symbol to right, within dotted circlular border / Lion attacking deer, 'BLMLK' in Cypriot above, within dotted square border. Rare. EF.
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Kition (BC 425-400) Stater - Baalmelek II566 viewsBaalmelek II, King of Kition, ca 425-400 BC. AR Stater (10.97g). Herakles advancing right, wearing full lion skin on shoulders, club in right hand, bow in left, ankh symbol to right, within dotted circlular border / Lion attacking deer, 'BLMLK' in Cypriot above, within dotted square border. Rare. VF.
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Kition (BC 425-400) Stater - Baalmelek II320 viewsBaalmelek II, King of Kition, ca 425-400 BC. AR Stater (21mm, 11.11g, 2h). Herakles in fighting stance right, holding club and bow, lion skin draped from neck / Lion attacking stag right; all in pellet border in shallow incuse square. Good VF, slight roughness in fields on obverse.
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Kition (BC 430) Stater - Azbaal437 viewsAzbaal, King of Kition, ca 430 BC. AR Stater (22mm, 10.53g, 9h). Herakles advancing right, wearing lion skin on shoulders, club in right hand, bow in left / Lion attacking deer, within dotted square incuse. Rare. Worn dies, aVF.
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Kition (BC 430) Stater - Azbaal521 viewsAzbaal, King of Kition, ca 449-425 BC. AR Stater (21mm, 10.72g). Herakles in fighting stance right / Lion bringing down stag to the right. VF, heavily worn obverse die, light porosity.
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Kition (BC 479-449) 1/3 Stater - Baalmelek I630 viewsBaalmelek I, King of Kition, ca 479-449 BC. AR 1/3 Stater (3.16g, 3h). Herakles advancing right, wearing lion skin, holding club and bow / Lion standing right, thunderbolt above; all in dotted square within incuse square. Good VF, toned, minor porosity. Apparently unpublished, possibly unique.
 
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