Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Paphos (AD 19-23) AE 19 - Drusus357 viewsPaphos(?). Drusus, Caesar, 19-23 AD. AE19 (6.75g, 12h). Struck AD 22/3. Bare head right / Zeus Salaminios standing left before temple of Paphian Aphrodite. VF, black patina. Very rare.
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Paphos (AD 98-117) AE 24 - Trajan485 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD. AE24 (9.92g). Laureate and draped bust right, seen from behind / Temple of Aphrodite at Paphos, within which is a conical xoanon flanked by two stars, semicircular courtyard around. Near VF, black and green patina, some light roughness. Alexandre de Barros Coll.; ex CNG El. 72, lot 77.
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Paphos (BC 27-AD 14) AE - Augustus260 viewsAugustus, with Caius Caesar, 27 BC-14 AD. AE - As (9.34g, 12h), struck 1 AD. Laureate head of Augustus right / Bare head of Caius Caesar right. VF, brown patina. Rare. Prideaux Coll.
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Paphos (BC 27-AD 14) AE 17 - Augustus379 viewsAugustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AE17 (4.60g). A. Plautius, Proconsul, 21 BC. Bare head right / Temple of Aphrodite at Paphos, within which is a conical xoanon, semicircular courtyard around. VF, dark grayish-green patina. Exceptional for this issue. Alexandre de Barros Coll.; ex CNG El. 115, lot 287.

The conical stone which stood at the center of this temple was found by archaeologists a short distance from the temple. It has been confirmed to be a meteorite.
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Paphos (BC 27-AD 14) AE 20 - Augustus86 viewsAugustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AE20 (7.67g, 12h). Struck 26 BC. Bare head right / Nike standing left on globe, holding wreath and palm frond. VF, dark green patina, earthen highlights.
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Paphos (BC 51-30) AE - Cleopatra VII692 viewsCleopatra VII Philopator, 51-30 BC. AE Dichalkon - 1/8 Unit (1.99g, 12h). Paphos mint. Diademed and draped idealized bust right / Double cornucopiae. VF, dark green patina.
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Paphos (BC 51-30) AE - Cleopatra VII177 viewsCleopatra VII Philopator, 51-30 BC. AE Chalkous - 1/16 Unit (1.01g, 12h), Paphos mint. Diademed idealized head right / Eagle standing left on thunderbolt. VF, dark brown patina.
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Paphos (BC 51-30) AE - Cleopatra VII289 viewsCleopatra VII and Ptolemy XV Caesarion, ca 47 BC. AE (15.14g). Diademed bust of Cleopatra right, as Aphrodite, with Caesarion, as Eros, in her arms; scepter at far shoulder / ΚΛΕΟΠΑΤΡΑΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΗΣ, two cornucopiae bound with fillet; ΚΥΠΡ ligate in field to right. Extremely rare and in exceptional condition for the issue. Minor corrosion on obverse, otherwise gVF. Ex Sternberg sale X, 1981, 221.
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Paphos (BC 310-306) AE 20 - Ptolemy I648 viewsPtolemy I, 323-283 BC. AE20 - Hemiobol (8.70g). Paphos mint, struck 310-306 BC. Head of Aphrodite right, wearing ornamented stephane and earring / ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt. Good VF, dark green, almost black, patina, surfaces evenly grainy.
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Paphos (BC 310-306) AE 20 - Ptolemy I331 viewsPtolemy I, 323-283 BC. AE20 - Hemiobol (8.18g). Paphos mint, struck 310-306 BC. Head of Aphrodite right, wearing ornamented stephane and earring / ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wreath to left. Green patina, VF.
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Paphos (BC 310-306) AE 23 - Ptolemy I340 viewsPtolemy I, 323-283 BC. AE23 (8.26g). Paphos mint, struck 310-306 BC. Head of Aphrodite right, wearing ornamented stephane and earring / ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wreath to left. Dark green patina, VF. Rare. Gutknecht coll.
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Paphos (BC 323-305) AE 12 - Ptolemy I143 viewsPtolemy I Soter, as Satrap, 323-305 BC. AE12 - Chalkous (1.15g, 12h), Paphos mint, struck 310-306 BC. Head of Aphrodite Paphia right, wearing polos / Eagle standing left on thunderbolt; to left, wreath. VF, brown patina, light overall roughness. Extremely rare. Conlin Coll.
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Paphos (BC 323-305) AE 16 - Ptolemy I187 viewsPtolemy I Soter, as Satrap, 323-305 BC. AE16 - Dichalkon (3.95g, 1h), Paphos mint, struck 310-306 BC. Head of Aphrodite Paphia right, wearing tainia / Eagle standing left on thunderbolt. VF, black patina, minor roughness. Conlin Coll.; ex Classical Numismatic Auctions XX (3/1992), lot 304.
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Paphos (BC 325-309) Distater - Nikokles892 viewsNikokles, ca 325-309 BC. AR Distater (26mm, 21.29g, 12h). Persic standard, struck ca late 320s BC or ca 310 BC. Head of Aphrodite left, wearing elaborate tiara composed of mural crown with four towers enclosing a polos ornamented with palmettes and annulets, disc earring with a triple pendant and a pearl necklace; Π-ΒΑ behind / ΝΙΚΟΚΛΕΟΥΣ / ΠΑΦΙΟΝ, Apollo, wearing laurel wreath and nude but for cloak over shoulders, seated left on omphalos, holding arrow and bow; laurel branch to left. Extremely rare. EF.

Only 4 genuine examples are known, including this piece. That only 2 obverse and 2 reverse dies are known makes it clear that it was meant to be a special issue (or perhaps an originally large issue cut short). It must have been struck after the Alexander-type tetradrachms (Price 3118-3123), which were minted in the late 320s, and it is possible that these distaters were produced shortly after. However, a date in the years shortly before Nikokles’ suicide might fit the evidence better.
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Paphos (BC 350-250) AE 16454 views4th-3rd century BC. AE16 (3.28g). Diademed head of Aphrodite left / ΠΑΦΙ. dove sitting right. Dark green patina, good style, gVF/VF. Very rare. Joy coll.; ex Auc. I. Vecchi, Ltd., London 17 (1999), Lot 345.
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Paphos (BC 350-332) AE296 viewsca 350-332 BC. AE (4.26g). Head of Aphrodite left, wearing stephane / Rose. Dark green patina, VF.
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Paphos (BC 400) Stater - Onasioikos558 viewsOnasioikos, King of Paphos, ca 400 BC. AR Stater (10.93g, 6h). Bull standing left; solar symbol and Cypriot letters 'Ba si O na si' above (obscured by die breaks), ankh to left; Cypriot letters 'Ba si le' below / Eagle flying left, Cypriot letters 'Ba and O' between; ankh to left; all within incuse square. Very rare. Beautifully toned. Obverse struck from the usual worn and partially damaged die, otherwise, very fine/extremely fine.
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Paphos (BC 425) 1/3 Stater - Pnytos II399 viewsPnytos II, King of Paphos, ca 425 BC. AR 1/3 Stater (15mm, 3.31g, 12h). Bull standing left, winged solar disk (Ahura-Mazda) flying above, ankh symbol to left, within dotted circle / Eagle sitting left, olive sprig to right, within dotted incuse square. Toned, VF. Extremely rare, possibly the only known, unpublished?
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Paphos (BC 450) Obol - Stasandros427 viewsStasandros, King of Paphos, ca 450 BC. AR Obol (0.62g). Bull standing left, winged solar disk (Ahura-Mazda) flying above / Eagle sitting left, ankh and Cypriot letters to left. VF.
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Paphos (BC 450) Obol - Stasandros412 viewsStasandros, King of Paphos, ca 450 BC. AR Obol (0.74g). Bull standing left, winged solar disk (Ahura-Mazda) flying above / Eagle sitting left, vase to left. Good F.
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Paphos (BC 450) Obol - Stasandros287 viewsStasandros, King of Paphos, ca 450 BC. AR Obol (0.74g). Bull standing left, winged solar disk (Ahura-Mazda) flying above / Eagle sitting left. F, light even porosity, reverse die break.
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Paphos (BC 450) Stater - Stasandros622 viewsStasandros, King of Paphos, ca 450 BC. AR Stater (21mm, 11.09g, 12h). Bull standing left, winged solar disk (Ahura-Mazda) flying above, ankh symbol to left / Eagle sitting left; jug to left, Cypriot letters around, within dotted incuse square. Very rare.
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Paphos (BC 450) Tetrobol - Stasandros442 viewsStasandros, King of Paphos, ca 450 BC. AR Tetrobol (2.63g). Bull standing left, in beaded circle / Eagle standing left, olive sprig to right. Very rare denomination. Minor corrosion, VF.
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Paphos (BC 460) Stater - Pnytos I535 viewsPnu..., King of Paphos, ca 460 BC. AR Stater (20mm, 11.08g, 12h). Bull standing left / Head of eagle left, olive sprig to left; within dotted square. Very rare. Toned, gF.
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Paphos (BC 460) Stater - Pnytos I381 viewsafter 480/475 BC. AR Stater/Double-siglos (10.99g, 3h). Bull standing left / Head of eagle left, olive sprig to left; within dotted square. Very rare. aEF.
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Paphos (BC 500-480) Diobol71 viewsUncertain king, ca 500-480 BC. AR Diobol (11.5mm, 1.50g). Bull running right; winged solar disk above / Quadripartite incuse square. VF, toned, granular surfaces, area of fill. Extremely rare, unpublished in the standard references.
   
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