Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Salamis (BC 330) Didrachm - Nikokreon540 viewsNikokreon, 331-310 BC. AR Didrachm (6.23g, 2h). Turreted head of Aphrodite right, NK to left / Laureate head of Apollo left, BA behind. Nice style and patina, small cracks, otherwise VF. Very rare.
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Salamis (BC 330) Didrachm - Nikokreon315 viewsNikokreon, 331-310 BC. AR Light Cypriot Shekel (6.25g). Turreted head of Aphrodite right, NK (ligate) to left / Laureate head of Apollo left, BA behind. gVF. From Late Collector (Rothschild), J. Ward, The Metropolitan Museum of Arts, New York and Georgiades; ex Sotheby, Wilkinson and Hodge (5/1900), 405; Sotheby, The Property of the Metropolitan Museum of Arts II - Greek Coins from the John Ward Collection (4/1973), 651; and Elsen 76 (2003), 290.
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Salamis (BC 330) Triobol - Nikokreon572 viewsNikokreon, King of Salamis, ca 331-310 BC. Rhodian Triobol? (13mm, 1.87g, 12h). Head of Aphrodite right, wearing turreted crown, BA to left / Laureate head of Apollo left, N[K] to right. Toned, VF. Very rare.
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Salamis (BC 331-310) AV Stater - Nikokreon887 viewsNikokreon, ca 331-311/10 BC. AV Stater (8.29g). Persic standard. Draped bust of Aphrodite left, hair rolled above forehead and falling in long wavy strands to front and back of shoulder, wearing beaded necklace, triple-drop earring, and turreted crown, NI behind / Draped bust of Aphrodite left, hair in tight ringlets falling before ear and down back of neck, wearing torque (open end at front of her neck), beaded hoop earring, fillet, and crown decorated with semicircular plates; BA behind. EF. Very rare.
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Salamis (BC 350-330) AE 13470 viewsca 350-330 BC. AE13 (2.20g). Head of Athena left, wearing crested helmet / Σ, forepart of bull left. aVF. Very rare. Joy coll.
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Salamis (BC 350-330) AE 15494 viewsca 350-330 BC. AE15 (2.60g). Head of Athena left, wearing crested helmet / Σ, prow left. VF. Very rare. Joy coll.
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Salamis (BC 351-332) AV Stater - Pnytagoras664 viewsPnytagoras, King of Salamis, ca 351/0-332/1 BC. AV Stater (8.31g, 12h). Persic standard. Draped bust of Aphrodite left, hair rolled above forehead and falling in long wavy strands to front and back of shoulder, wearing beaded necklace, triple-drop earring, and turreted crown; ΠN behind / Draped bust of Aphrodite left, hair in tight ringlets falling before ear and down back of neck, wearing torque (open end at front of her neck), beaded hoop earring, fillet, and crown decorated with semicircular plates; BA behind. EF, scratch in field on obverse. Very rare.
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Salamis (BC 351-332) AV Stater - Pnytagoras453 viewsPnytagoras, ca 351-332 BC. AV Stater (8.26g, 10h). Persic standard. Draped bust of Aphrodite left, hair rolled above forehead and falling in long wavy strands to front and back of shoulder, wearing beaded necklace, triple-drop earring, and turreted crown, ΠN behind / Draped bust of Aphrodite left, hair in tight ringlets falling before ear and down back of neck, wearing torque (open end at front of her neck), beaded hoop earring, fillet, and crown decorated with semicircular plates; BA behind. VF, underlying luster, a few minor field marks. Very rare.
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Salamis (BC 351-332) Didrachm - Pnytagoras418 viewsPnytagoras, King of Salamis, 351-332 BC. AR Didrachm (6.96g). Laureate and draped bust of Aphrodite left, ΠΝ to right / Draped bust of Artemis left, bow and quiver behind neck. Toned VF, light porosity. Rare.
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Salamis (BC 351-332) Didrachm - Pnytagoras 322 viewsPnytagoras, King of Salamis, 351/0-332/1 BC. AR Didrachm (17mm, 6.90g, 12h). Laureate and draped bust of Aphrodite left, ΠΝ to right / Draped bust of Artemis left, bow and quiver over shoulder. Very rare. gVF.
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Salamis (BC 351-332) Tetrobol - Pnytagoras371 viewsPnytagoras, King of Salamis, 351-332 BC. AR Rhodian Tetrobol (12mm, 2.29g, 12h). Laureate and draped bust of Aphrodite left, ΠΝ to right / Bust of Artemis right, BA? to left. Toned, EF. Very rare.
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Salamis (BC 361-351) AE 16 - Evagoras II439 viewsEvagoras II, King of Salamis, 361-151 BC. AE16 (2.78g). Lion standing left, ram's head above / Horse walking left; star above, ankh symbol to left. Dark green patina, VF. Rare. Gutknecht coll.
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Salamis (BC 361-351) AE 18 - Evagoras II481 viewsEvagoras II, King of Salamis, 361-351 BC. AE18 (5.23g). Draped bust of Apollo facing / ΕΥΑ, horse feeding young. Very rare. Joy coll.
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Salamis (BC 361-351) AV Stater - Evagoras II1158 viewsEvagoras II, King of Salamis, 361-351 BC. AV Stater (8.21g). Persic standard. Lion standing left on ground line, eagle perched left on its back, wings closed, looking back / Archer standing right, quiver on shoulder, holding notched arrow and about to draw bow, ΕΥΑ to left. Near EF, a few minor marks, well centered. Unique and unpublished.

A total of five gold staters of Evagoras II were previously known, of three different varieties. The reverse of the present piece is a previously unknown design for Evagoras, an archer about to draw his bow, instead of the bust of Aphrodite.
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Salamis (BC 373-361) AV 1/12 Stater - Nikokles477 viewsNikokles, King of Salamis, 373-361 BC. AV 1/12th Stater (0.68g). Head of Aphrodite left / Head of Athena left, wearing Corinthian helmet. aEF.
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Salamis (BC 411-373) AV 1/10 Stater - Evagoras I1110 viewsEvagoras I, King of Salamis, 411-374/3 BC. AV Tenth Stater (0.74g, 1h). Persic standard. Bearded head of Herakles right wearing lion's skin headdress / Forepart of goat kneeling right on club. Good VF.
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Salamis (BC 411-373) AV 1/10 Stater - Evagoras I641 viewsEvagoras I, King of Salamis, 411-374 BC. AV 1/10th Stater (8mm, 0.70g). Bearded head of Herakles right wearing lion's skin headdress / Forepart of goat kneeling right. VF. Rare.
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Salamis (BC 411-373) AV 1/4 Stater - Evagoras I358 viewsEvagoras I, King of Salamis, 411-374 BC. AV 1/4 Stater (2.01g). "U­va­ko­ro" in Cypriot characters, youthful head of Herakles wearing lion’s skin headdress, facing three­-quarters left/ "Pa­si­le­wo­se" in Cypriot characters, goat lying right. Apparently only the second specimen known. Good extremely fine.
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Salamis (BC 411-373) Stater - Evagoras I416 viewsEvagoras I, ca 411-374 BC. AR Stater (20mm, 10.93g, 1h). Bearded head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin; Euagoro in Cypriot to right / Ram recumbent right; barley grain above, Cypriot a to right, basileus in Cypriot and EY around. Near EF, toned. Ex Tan Coll. (Geminii VII, 1/2011, lot 562); Nomos 2 (5/2010), lot 128; Hess-Divo 307 (6/2007), lot 1296; Münzen und Medaillen AG FPL 518 (2/1989), lot 18.
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Salamis (BC 411-373) Stater/Double Siglos - Evagoras I514 viewsEvagoras I, King of Salamis, 411-374/3 BC. AR Stater or Double Siglos (11.10g, 8h). Head of bearded Herakles wearing lion skin headdress right; Cypriot letters, 'Eu fa go ro' to right (mostly off the flan) / 'Ba si le fo se eu' (in combined Cypriot and Greek letters), goat seated right on dotted ground line; barley grain above; kerykeion (caduceus) to right. Very rare. Struck on an irregular flan from a rusty obverse die, otherwise, good extremely fine. Ex Monnaies et Medailles 68 (4/1986), 308.
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Salamis (BC 411-373) Stater/Double Siglos - Evagoras I568 viewsEvagoras I, King of Salamis, 411-374/3 BC. AR Stater or Double Siglos (11.10g, 8h). Head of bearded Herakles wearing lion skin headdress right; Cypriot letters, 'Eu fa go ro' to right (mostly off the flan) / 'Ba si le fo se eu' (in combined Cypriot and Greek letters), goat seated right on dotted ground line; barley grain above. Very rare. Toned, good VF.
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Salamis (BC 411-373) Stater/Double Siglos - Evagoras I488 viewsEvagoras I, King of Salamis, 411-374/3 BC. AR Stater or Double Siglos (22mm, 10.04g, 6h), struck ca 390 BC. Head of bearded Herakles wearing lion skin right; Cypriot letters, 'Eu fa go ro' to right (mostly off the flan) / 'Ba si le fo se eu' (in combined Cypriot and Greek letters), goat seated right on dotted ground line; barley grain above. Toned, aEF. Very rare.
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Salamis (BC 411-374) Stater - Evagoras I334 viewsEvagoras I, ca 411-374 BC. AR Stater (21mm, 10.39g, 12h). Herakles seated right on rock draped with lion's skin, leaning on club and holding drinking horn / Goat recumbent right. Fine, porous.
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Salamis (BC 411-374) Tetrobol - Evagoras I518 viewsEvagoras I, King of Salamis, 411-374 BC. AR Tetrobol (2.90g). Herakles seated right on rock, draped with lion skin, holding club and cornucopiae / Goat recumbent right; Cypriot 'PA' and 'A' to right, 'SI LE O' above, 'SE' in exergue. VF, toned, minor porosity. Large flan for issue. From the Garth R. Drewry Collection. Ex Coin Galleries (18 July 1973), lot 264.
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Salamis (BC 445-411) Obol383 viewsca 445-411 BC. AR Obol (0.71g). Young male head right / Blank. Toned, good VF.
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Salamis (BC 445-411) Obol351 viewsca 445-411 BC. AR Obol (0.66g). Young male head right / Blank. Toned, VF.
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Salamis (BC 450) Obol - Euanthes480 viewsEuanthes, King of Salamis, ca 450 BC. AR Obol (0.75g, 11h). Head of ram right / head of ram right, jug with one handle below; all within circular incuse. Extremely rare. Toned, VF. Ex Hess-Leu 31 (12/1966), lot 505, and from the collection of V.M. Brand.
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Salamis (BC 450) Stater392 viewsFirst half of 5th cent BC. AR Stater (10.58g, 23mm). Ram lying right, cup above, Cypriot letters / Head of ram left, grain above, ivy strand below. Test cut on rev., good VF.
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Salamis (BC 450) Stater - Euanthes466 viewsEuanthes, King of Salamis, ca 450 BC. AR Stater (cut) (9.86g, 11h). Ram recumbent left within dotted circle / Ram's head left, Cypriot script in dotted circle incuse. VF.
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Salamis (BC 485-450) Stater587 views5th century BC. AR Stater (20mm, 9.72g, 6h). Ram lying left / Ankh symbol, uncertain Cypriot letter inside ring, within incuse square. Toned, aEF. Rare.
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Salamis (BC 485-450) Stater501 viewsafter 485/480 BC. AR Stater (20mm, 11.20g). Ram lying left / Ankh symbol, Cypriot letter 'pa' inside, letters 'se le ...?? ??' around, within incuse square. Very Rare.
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Salamis (BC 485-450) Stater495 viewsafter 485/480 BC. AR Stater (19mm, 10.6g). Ram lying left / Ankh symbol, Cypriot letter 'ku' in center, leaves in corners, within incuse square. Very Rare.
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Salamis (BC 515-480) Hemiobol1298 viewsca 515-480 BC. AR Hemiobol (0.44g). Head of ram right, in beaded circular border / ankh-like symbol, Cypriot letter 'e' inside, within shallow incuse circle. Very rare. Good dark toning, high relief, EF.
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Salamis (BC 530-515) Stater - Euelthon764 viewsEuelthon, King of Salamis, ca 530-515 BC. AR Stater (10.97g). Posthumous issue, struck circa 515-480 BC. "Euelthon" in Cypriot, ram kneeling left / Blank. Good VF, darkly toned, light scratches. Exceptional for issue.
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Salamis (BC 530-515) Stater - Euelthon650 viewsEuelthon, King of Salamis, ca 530-515 BC. AR Stater (10.97g). Ram kneeling left / Blank. Toned, VF.
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Salamis (BC 530-515) Stater - Euelthon246 viewsEuelthon, ca 530/15-480. AR Stater (18mm, 11.09g). Ram recumbent left / Blank. VF, lightly toned. Good metal for issue.
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Salamis (BC 530-515) Tetrobol - Euelthon710 viewsEuelthon, King of Salamis, ca 530-515 BC. AR Tetrobol (1.66g, 15mm). Ram lying left, Cypriot letters 'Eufeletone' below / Blank. Toned, VF. Rare.
     
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