Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Uncertain (BC 450-400) turtle 2 - Hemiobol137 views5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.32g, 6mm, 10h). Tortoise / Astragalos within incuse square. VF, find patina.
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Uncertain (BC 450-400) turtle 2 - Obol112 views5th century BC. AR Obol (0.61g, 8mm). Tortoise / Astragalos within incuse square. VF.
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Uncertain (BC 460-400) bull - obol23 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Obol (0.86g, 10mm). Male head with pointed beard right, wearing necklace / Forepart of bull left within incuse square. VF. Rare.
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Uncertain (BC 460-400) Diobol162 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Diobol (1.00g, 12mm). Forepart of horse right; grape bunch to left / Head and forepaws of panther facing within incuse square. gVF. Apparently unpublished.

Based on similar depictions of the reverse, it is quite possible to attribute this type to Methymna (cf. HGC 6, 902).
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Uncertain (BC 460-400) eagle - Tetartemorion143 views5th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (0.2g, 6mm). Head of Athena right, wearing Attic helmet / Eagle standing right, wings closed, in dotted square border within incuse square. VF.
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Uncertain (BC 460-400) eagle - Tetartemorion124 views4th century BC. AR Fraction (1/32 Siglos?) (0.14g, 7mm). Male head right, wearing bashlyk / Eagle standing left within pelleted linear border; all within incuse square. gVF. Extremely rare.
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Uncertain (BC 460-400) eagle - Tetartemorion116 views4th century BC. AR Fraction (6.5mm, 0.20g, 12h). Head right, wearing bashlyk / Eagle standing left; uncertain inscription to left; all in dotted square in incuse square. Unpublished. VF, a couple trace deposits, faint cleaning marks on reverse.
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Uncertain (BC 460-400) Hemiobol191 viewsca 480/70-430 BC. AR Hemiobol (6mm, 0.32g, 2h). Forepart of boar right / Forepart of hound right. VF, light porosity. Rare.
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Uncertain (BC 460-400) owl - Tetartemorion209 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (5mm, 0.15g, 11h). Head of Apollo left / Owl standing left, head facing. Apparently unpublished. VF, minor porosity.
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Uncertain (BC 460-400) owl - Tetartemorion84 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (6mm, 0.18g). Head of Apollo left / Owl standing left, head facing. aVF. Very rare.
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Uncertain (BC 460-400) owl - Tetartemorion117 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (5mm, 0.12g). Head of Apollo left / Owl standing left, head facing. aVF. Very rare.
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Uncertain (BC 460-400) shrimp - Hemiobol131 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (6mm, 0.28g, 1h). Head of calf (or boar) right / Shrimp right within incuse square. VF, toned, good metal. Rare. Lee Coll.
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Uncertain (BC 460-400) shrimp - Hemiobol81 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (7mm, 0.16g). Head of calf (or boar) right / Shrimp right within incuse square. VF.
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Uncertain (BC 460-400) shrimp - Hemiobol139 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.18g, 6mm). Head of calf right / Shrimp right within incuse square. aVF. Rare.1 comments
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Uncertain (BC 470) Hemidrachm?336 viewsafter 470 BC. AR Hemidrachm? (2.56g). Archaic head of man (African?) right / Winged boar right, within deep incuse square. aVF.
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Uncertain (BC 480-420) Hemidrachm642 views5th century BC. AR Hemidrachm - Triobol (1.93g, 10mm, 12h). Forepart of Chimaira right / Facing gorgoneion within incuse square. VF, porous. Extremely rare.
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Uncertain (BC 480-420) Hemidrachm146 views5th century BC. AR Diobol(?) (12mm, 1.76g, 12h). Lion at bay right / Facing gorgoneion within incuse square. Apparently unpublished. VF, surfaces a little rough.

The style of the gorgoneion is similar to another series of fractions with a different obverse type (featuring the elements of a chimera, cf. CNG 85, lot 477 and Lanz 150, lot 162). Unfortunately, that series also cannot currently be assigned to a mint.
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Uncertain (BC 480-420) Hemidrachm16 views5th century BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.00g, 11mm). Forepart of Chimaira right / Facing gorgoneion within incuse square. aVF. Very rare.
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Uncertain (BC 480-420) Obol707 views5th century BC. AR Obol (7mm, 0.68g). Elements of Chimaera: foreparts of lion, stag, and dragon(?), joined together at center and radiating outward / Facing gorgoneion within incuse square. Unpublished. VF, toned, some porosity. Possibly unique.

This coin appears to be the obol denomination for a series featuring the Chimaera on the obverse and a gorgoneion in incuse on the reverse, for which drachms and hemidrachms are known.
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Uncertain (BC 480-420) Obol48 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Obol (0.66g, 7mm). Forepart of lion facing right; truncation dotted / Facing gorgon within incuse square.

The style of the gorgon is similar to several fractions attributed to Troas, but lion obverse is not indicative of any of these mints.
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Uncertain (BC 480-420) Tetartemorion125 views5th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (0.2g, 6mm). Facing gorgoneion within incuse square / Head of rooster right within incuse square. Extremely fine.
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Uncertain (BC 480-420) Tetartemorion104 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (5-6mm, 0.2g). Head of Herakles (?) left / Lion forepart right. VF.
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Uncertain (BC 480-420) Tetartemorion106 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (0.1g, 4mm). Lyre / Pattern of parallel grooves.
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Uncertain (BC 480-450) Hemidrachm86 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.5g, 13mm). Sphinx facing right / Head of goat facing left in incuse square.
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Uncertain (BC 480-450) Obol254 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Obol (?) (0.73g, 8mm). Forepart of winged horse right, in dotted circle / Forepart of griffin left, in dotted square. Slightly porous, VF. Unpublished.
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Uncertain (BC 480-450) Obol98 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Obol (0.81g, 8mm). Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Helmeted male head right within pelleted linear border; all within incuse square. Extremely rare, very fine.
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Uncertain (BC 480-450) Tetrobol528 views5th century BC. AR Tetrobol (3.38g). Forepart of winged horse right / Head of a satyr right, within dotted incuse square. Fine/near VF, even porosity. Very rare.
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Uncertain (BC 480-450) Tetrobol223 views5th century BC. AR Drachm (16mm, 3.57g). Forepart of Pegasos right / Bearded head right within dotted linear square; all within incuse square. VF.1 comments
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Uncertain (BC 480-450) Triobol120 views5th century BC. AR Hemidrachm (13mm, 2.70g). Griffin seated right / Bearded head left within incuse square with beaded border. VF. Unpublished?
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Uncertain (BC 480-460) Hemiobol266 views6th century BC. AR Hemiobol (7mm, 0.31g, 9h). Head of lion right; leaf(?) behind / Cock standing right in incuse square. VF, toned, light porosity.
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Uncertain (BC 480-460) Hemiobol108 viewslate 6th-early 5th century BC. AR Hemiobol(?) (6mm, 0.28g, 1h). Head of lion right / Cock advancing right within incuse square. Good VF, lightly toned, porous. Rare.
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Uncertain (BC 480-460) Obol278 viewsMylasa(?). 6th century BC. AR Obol (8mm, 0.63g). Head of griffin right / Scorpion curled up within incuse punch. Good VF, dark find patina.
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Uncertain (BC 480-460) Obol149 viewsca 475 BC. AR Hemiobol (7mm, 0.58g, 8h). Head of griffin right / Head of lion right within incuse square. VF, toned, light deposit on reverse. Extremely rare.
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Uncertain (BC 480-460) Obol96 viewsca 475 BC. Hemiobol (0.51g, 8mm). Head of griffin right / Head of roaring lion left within square incuse. gVF.
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Uncertain (BC 480-460) Tetartemorion3 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (5mm, 0.14g). Head of griffin right / Head and neck of bull left within incuse square. VF. Extremely rare, apparently unpublished.
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Uncertain (BC 490-440) Hemiobol143 views5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (8mm, 0.39g). Head of horned river-god facing slightly right / Quadripartite incuse square. Apparently unpublished. Near VF, toned.
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Uncertain (BC 490-440) Hemiobol109 views4th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.29g, 7mm). Bearded head of Silenos right / Quadripartite incuse square. aVF.
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Uncertain (BC 490-440) Hemiobol139 views5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (9mm, 0.4g). Head of horned river-god facing slightly right / Quadripartite incuse square. Apparently unpublished. gVF, toned.
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Uncertain (BC 490-440) Hemiobol139 views5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (8mm, 0.36g). Head of horned river-god facing slightly right / Quadripartite incuse square. Apparently unpublished. aEF, toned.
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Uncertain (BC 490-440) Hemiobol91 viewsIdyma(?), 5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (7mm, 0.27g). Horned head of river god facing slightly right / Quadripartite incuse square. VF.
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Uncertain (BC 500) Bull - Diobol1088 viewsca 500 BC. AR Diobol (1.24g). Head of bull left / Incuse punch. Good VF. Unpublished.1 comments
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Uncertain (BC 500) Bull - Diobol183 views6th century BC. AR Diobol (10mm, 1.23g, 12h). Head of bull left / Rough incuse punch; the upper half with a small hook-like object and a head of a lion facing left. Good VF, toned.

A very unusual piece, with the small figures engraved in the incuse punch. It somewhat resembles the Persian sigloi with lion’s head or helmet engraved into the punch. Two other pieces from the same dies have appeared in recent auctions; Tlakec (2/2000), lot 110 (as uncertain Ionia) and CNG 64 (9/2003), lot 252 (as Mytilene). In neither case was the reverse figures noted.
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Uncertain (BC 500) Bull - Hemiobol131 views5th-4th century BC. AR Hemiobol(?) (8mm, 0.34g). Head of lion or bull (?) left; border of pelleted circle within two linear circles / Incuse square divided into eight segments, each containing a pellet. Apparently unpublished. VF, toned. Rare. Ex CNG 91 (9/2012), lot 347.
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Uncertain (BC 500) Bull - Hemiobol96 views5th-4th century BC. AR Hemiobol (8mm, 0.34g). Head of horned lion (?) left / Incuse square divided into eight sections each containing pellet. VF.
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Uncertain (BC 500) Bull - Obol487 viewsLate 6th century BC. AR Obol (8mm, 0.56g). Head of cow left / Incuse punch with rhombus and central pellet. VF, some encrustation.
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Uncertain (BC 500) Bull - Obol123 views6th century BC. AR Obol (7mm, 0.61g). Animal’s head (boar?) left / Diamond with central pellet within square incuse punch. VF, find patina. Possibly unpublished. Alighieri Coll.

Perhaps a transitional type falling between Troxell 5 and 6.
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Uncertain (BC 500) Bull 1 - Diobol625 viewsafter 500 BC. AR Diobol? (1.49g). Head of bull left / Incuse punch with crossing lines. VF. 1 comments
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Uncertain (BC 500) Bull 1 - Hemiobol136 views6th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.3g, 3mm). Head of bull right / Incuse punch. EF.
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Uncertain (BC 500) Bull 1 - Tetrobol160 viewsUncertain Lykian Dynast, ca 500-470/60 BC. AR Tetrobol (12mm, 2.61g). Bull’s head left / Incuse square with pellets and interesecting lines. VF, deposits, slightly porous. Ex Astarte 11 (12/2002), lot 441.
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Uncertain (BC 500) Hemidrachm33 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Hemidrachm? (1.93g, 12mm). Lion advancing right / Incuse square with textured cross-hatching. aVF. Very rare.
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Uncertain (BC 500) Hemiobol127 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (8mm, 0.56g). Ketos left / Incuse square with irregular lines. VF, toned, faint porosity, obverse slighty off center. Extremely rare.
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Uncertain (BC 500) Hemiobol138 viewsAsia Minor, uncertain mint, ca 500 BC. AR Hemiobol (0.33g). Sheep’s head left / Irregular incuse punch. Very rare. Of superb style and perfectly struck on a large flan, old cabinet tone and good extremely fine. Ex Hauck & Aufhäuser 14 (1998), 72.
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Uncertain (BC 500) Obol171 views5th century BC. AR Obol(?) (0.88g, 8mm). Forepart of panther or lioness advancing left / Incuse square. VF, toned.
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Uncertain (BC 500) Trihemiobol?76 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Diobol (1.37g, 10mm). Lion seated right, head facing / Rough incuse punch. gVF. Very rare.
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Uncertain (BC 500-450) Diobol?6 views5th century BC. AR Diobol(?) (9.5mm, 1.07g). Archaic bearded male head left / Quadripartite square. Unpublished in the standard references. Near EF, toned.
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Uncertain (BC 500-450) Hemiobol104 viewsca 500-450 BC. AR Hemiobol (8mm, 0.39g). Four-rayed star (or perhaps a bird’s claw?) / Incuse punch. Unpublished in the standard references. VF, lightly toned, granular surfaces.
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Uncertain (BC 500-450) Hemiobol86 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (7mm, 0.42g). Bull standing left, head right / Quadripartite incuse square. gF. Very rare, apparently unpublished.
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Uncertain (BC 500-450) Hemiobol 101 viewsca 6th century BC. AR Hemiobol (7mm, 0.31g). Head of roaring lion right / Bearded male head left, wearing petasos?; all within incuse square. aVF. Extremely rare, apparently unpublished.
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Uncertain (BC 500-450) Obol?6 viewsca 6th-5th century BC. AR Obol (?) (6mm, 0.43g). Archaic bare male head right / Incuse punch. aVF. Very rare.
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Uncertain (BC 510) Drachm1564 viewsca 510 BC. AR Drachm (3.95g). Head of Gorgon facing / Incuse square divided into four compartments, three containing a pellet and one a crescent. Extremely rare. Nicely toned. Very fine.
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Uncertain (BC 510) Obol5 views5th century BC. AR Obol (9mm, 0.98g). Head of Gorgoneion facing / Irregular punch. Milesian standard. Near EF, toned. Good metal. Very rare. Ex Bérend Coll.
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Uncertain (BC 510-470) Drachm7 views5th century BC. AR Drachm (14mm, 3.91g). Facing lion’s head or scalp / Quadripartite incuse square with raised central square and pellet. VF, patch of find patina on obverse. Good metal. Extremely rare, perhaps the second known.
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Uncertain (BC 510-470) Drachm5 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Drachm (14mm, 3.86g). Facing lion’s head or scalp / Quadripartite incuse square with raised central square and pellet. Unpublished in the standard references. VF, toned.

The style and fabric of this piece are clearly related to the early drachms of Parion in Mysia.
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Uncertain (BC 530-480) Trihemiobol925 viewsca 530-500 BC. AR Trihemiobol (1.18g). Tunny fish right / Irregular incuse. Ex Rosen Coll.1 comments
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Uncertain (BC 550-520) 1/6201 viewsca 550-520 BC. AR Sixth Stater (9mm, 1.51g). Head of griffin right / Quadripartite incuse square. VF, toned. Lee Coll.
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Uncertain (BC 550-520) 1/6370 viewsca 550-520 BC. AR Sixth Stater (9mm, 1.53g). Stylized head of griffin right / Quadripartite incuse square. VF, toned. Lee Coll.
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Uncertain (BC 550-520) Hemiobol162 views5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.3g, 6mm). Radiate head of lion facing / Incuse punch. EF.
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Uncertain (BC 550-520) Obol577 viewsca 6th century BC. AR Obol (7mm, 0.71g). Grain ear? / Quadripartite incuse. VF. Very rare and unpublished in the standard works.
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Uncertain (BC 550-520) Obol152 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Obol (7mm, 0.62g). Stylized facing lion’s head wearing four-spiked crown / Incuse square punch with intersecting lines and pellet. VF, toned. Koppersmith coll.; ex Elsen 109 (6/2011), lot 143.
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Uncertain (BC 550-520) Tetrobol265 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Tetrobol (11mm, 2.86g). Stylized facing lion’s head wearing five-spiked crown / Incuse square punch with intersecting lines and pellet. Good VF, toned. Extremely rare, only the second known tetrobol for the series.
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Uncertain (BC 600-550) EL Hekte1521 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL Hekte (2.73g), probably on the Phokaian weight standard. Scorpion / Irregular incuse square. Apparently unpublished and unknown. Some minor marks, otherwise EF. Ex Gorny & Mosch 190 (10/2010), 245.

This is an extraordinary piece, quite clearly on the Phokaian standard (as is the piece in the Leu sale - there are lighter electrum pieces with scorpions, as Weidauer 170, but they seem to be on the Milesian standard). The possibility that this piece may have been produced in Thrace or Macedon, given the well known bee that is found on uncertain silver coins from that area (CNG Auction 88, 75) is not unlikely, especially given the rather rough incuse square. There is also a very similar scorpion on some slightly later silver coins that are now also attributed to northern Greece since some have been found there (as SNG Copenhagen 377 and SNG con Aulock 6664 - both published as being from Asia Minor).
 
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