Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Abydos (AD 14-37) AE 13 - Tiberius139 viewsTiberius, 14-37 AD. AE13 (1.43g). CЄ BA, laureate head right / ABY, eagle standing right on thunderbolt. VF.
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Abydos (AD 166-177) AE 35 - Commodus1410 viewsCommodus, Caesar, 166-177 AD. AE35 (27.95g). ΑΥ Κ ΑΙΛ ΑΥΡΗ - ΚΟΜΟΔΟΣ ΓΕΡ, draped and laureate bust right / ΕΠΙ ΑΡΧ ΑΙΛ ZΩΙΛΟΥ, Alexander the Great, backed by more soldiers on two galleys, giving orders to attack; on the background turret with trumpeter giving the signal on long salpinx. Second known example. Red brown patina, minor smoothing, gVF.
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Abydos (AD 193-211) AE 38 - Septimius Severus1309 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE38 (23.74g). Fl. Ba. Prokles. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / EΠI APC ΦΛ BA ΠP-OKΛOY / ABYΔHN, Leander accompanied by dolphins, swimming in the Hellespont towards a turret, from which Hero hold out a lighted lamp. Very rare. Interesting mythological depiction. Black green patina.
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Abydos (AD 198-217) AE 18 - Caracalla569 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE18 (3.58g, 12h). AV K M AVP ANTΩNЄI/NOC, laureate and draped bust right / A BVΔHNΩ N, pair of bull heads, back to back. Near EF, green patina. Group CEM.
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Abydos (AD 198-217) AE 38 - Caracalla976 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE38 (26.29g, 6h), struck 215-217 AD. AV K M AVPH ANTΩNEINO C, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / ABVΔHNΩ N above, HPΩ downward to right, ΛAIANΔPOC in exergue, Leander swimming right across Hellespont toward tower containing Hero standing left, who holds a lighted lamp in extended right hand; to left, sheathed sword set on rock outcropping; above, Eros flying right, holding wedding torch. EF, black-brown patina with some green and lighter brown overones, hairline flan crack. Extremely rare.
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Abydos (AD 222-235) AE 33 - Severus Alexander493 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE33 - Medallion (23.00g, 7h). IMP C IMVIP SEV ALEXANDRO AVC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ABΥΔH-NΩ-N, Nude Leander accompanied by Eros with torch, swimming right, crossing the Hellespont (Dardanelles), bust of Hero on top of light tower of Sestos facing left, holding oil lamp in her outstretched right hand to bring light in to the darkness of the night over the Hellespont. Very Fine.

Hero and Leander were one of the most famous lovers in ancient mythology. Hero was a priestess of Aphrodite who lived in the city of Sestos (on the Dardanelles). Leander was a young man from Abydos who lived on the opposite Asian side of the strait. Leander fell in love with Hero, but his parents were against a marriage. He would swim every night across the Hellespont to be with her secretly. Hero always would light a lamp at the top of her tower to guide her lover his way. However, one stormy night the waves tossed Leander in the sea and the breezes blew out Hero's light. Leander lost his way and drowned. When Hero saw his dead body, she threw herself over the edge of the tower to her death to be with him.
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Abydos (AD 222-235) AE 37 - Severus Alexander418 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE37 - Medallion (25.34g). Laureate and cuirassed bust right / Hero Abydos (?) before cow with (?) calf, in the background tree and prora. A bit tooled. VF.
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Abydos (BC 27-AD 14) AE 13 - Augustus174 viewsAugustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AE13 (1.83g). CЄBACTOY, bare head right; crescent to right / ABY, lyre. VF.
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Abydos (BC 175-70) AE 11489 viewsca 2nd century BC. AE11 (1.81g). Laureate head of Artemis right / A-B/Y/D-H, Torch and quiver crossed. Fine. Rare.
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Abydos (BC 175-70) AE 1276 viewsca 320-200 BC. AE12 (1.83g). Laureate head of Artemis right, bow and quiver over shoulder / A - BY, crossed torches, star above, poppy head below. VF.
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Abydos (BC 175-70) Drachm181 viewsca 80-­70 BC. AR Drachm (15.5mm, 3.81g, 12h). Stephanophoric type. Iphiades, magistrate. Draped bust of Artemis right, wearing stephanos, bow and quiver over shoulder / Eagle, wings spread, standing right; ABY above, B (date?) to right, IΦIAΔOY below; all within wreath.
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Abydos (BC 175-70) Hemidrachm69 viewsca 160 BC. AR Hemidrachm (14mm, 1.88g). Diademed and draped bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver over shoulder / A-BY, eagle standing right; in right field, symbol (wreath?); between talons, monogram; all within wreath. VF.
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Abydos (BC 175-70) Tetradrachm698 viewsca 2nd-1st century BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.51g). Diademed bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver over shoulder, within dotted circle / Eagle standing right, helmeted head of Athena to right; ΑΒΥ-ΔΗ-ΝΩΝ above, ΜΙΛΗΘΙ (magistrate) in exergue, all within laurel wreath. This form of the magistrate's name not recorded in the standard works. Toned VF, light porosity, some smoothing on the reverse.
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Abydos (BC 175-70) Tetradrachm684 viewsca 80-70 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.63g, 1h). Draped bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver at her shoulder, within dotted circle / Eagle standing right with spread wings, bunch of grapes to right; ΑΒΥ-ΔΗ-ΝΩΝ above, ΦΕΡΕΝΙΚΟΥ (magistrate) in exergue, all within laurel wreath. Beautifully toned. Good very fine. From the collections of H.S. von Aulock, R. Jameson, and Consul E. Weber (Hirsch XXI, 11/1908, lot 2534).
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Abydos (BC 175-70) Tetradrachm677 viewsafter 175 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.87g). Draped bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver at shoulder, within dotted circle / Eagle standing right with spread wings, bunch of grapes to right; ΑΒΥ-ΔΗ-ΝΩΝ above, ΑΡΤΕΜΩ/ΝΟΣ (magistrate) in exergue, all within laurel wreath. Nicely toned, aEF. Rare.
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Abydos (BC 175-70) Tetradrachm487 viewsafter 175 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.30g). Draped bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver at shoulder, within dotted circle / Eagle standing right with spread wings, herm with palm branch to right; ΑΒΥ-ΔΗ-ΝΩΝ above, ΑΠΟΛΛΩ/ΩΝΙΔΟΥ (magistrate) in exergue, all within laurel wreath. Minor corrosion, aEF. Rare.
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Abydos (BC 175-70) Tetradrachm649 viewsca 175-75 BC. AR Tetradrachm (31mm, 15.10g, 12h). Stephanephoric type. Iphiados, magistrate. Draped bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver over shoulder / Eagle, wings spread, standing right; to right, star above radiate head of Helios right; ΙΦΙΑΔΟΥ below; all within wreath. Good VF, toned, minor area of flat strike. Rare. Winokur Coll.; Ex Glendining (4/1970), lot 142.
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Abydos (BC 175-70) Trihemiobol12 viewsca 80-70 BC. AR Obol (0.88g, 11mm, 11h). Laureate head of Artemis right / ABY, eagle standing right on uncertain object (arrow?); uncertain symbol in right field. VF, toned with patches of find patina, a few light scratches. Extremely rare, unpublished fraction. Ex Cederlind.
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Abydos (BC 200-0) AE 14296 views2nd-1st centuries BC. AE14 (2.23g, 12h). Bust of Artemis facing slightly right / ABY, eagle standing right, head left. VF, green patina. Alighieri Coll.
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Abydos (BC 200-100) AE 17128 views2nd century BC. AE17 (3.5g). Laureate head of Apollo right / ΑΒΥ-ΔΗΝΩΝ, Artemis standing left, holding torch; stag in front. VF.
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Abydos (BC 320-200) AE 10320 viewsca 3rd century BC. AE10 (0.87g). Bust of Artemis facing, wearing headdress / ABY, eagle standing right, head left; trident to right. aEF, brown patina. Rare.
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Abydos (BC 320-200) AE 16476 viewsca 3rd century BC. AE16 (4.02g). Draped bust of laureate Artemis facing / 4-string kithara, A-B-Y/D-H. Dark green patina, gVF.
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Abydos (BC 320-200) AE 22367 viewsca 280-200 BC. AE22 (6.45g). Three-quarter facing, turreted bust of Artemis, bow and quiver over shoulder, head turned slightly right / Stag standing right, within laurel wreath. Near VF, dark greenish-brown patina. Freedman Coll.
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Abydos (BC 320-200) AE 23435 viewsca 300-250 BC. AE23 (8.07g). Turreted head of Artemis right, bow and quiver under chin / Eagle standing right on thunderbolt, head turned left; ABY to left, ram's head to right. Nice VF, glossy brown patina with some green encrustation. Well centered.
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Abydos (BC 320-200) AE 23322 viewsca 3rd cent BC. AE22 (8.23g). Head of Artemis, facing, turned slightly right, wearing stephane, laureate wreath, earrings and necklace / Eagle standing right, wings open; ABY and aplustre to right. EF, dark green patina, some light smoothing in fields. Ex Frank Sternberg Auktion XI (11/1981), lot 115.
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Abydos (BC 320-200) AE 23372 viewsca 300-250 BC. AE23 (8.15g), small dies. Turreted head of Artemis right, bow and quiver under chin / Eagle standing right on thunderbolt, head turned left; grain ear before. Overstruck on a larger Abydos of same type, but with aplustre before eagle. Nice VF, glossy dark brown patina. Well centered. Freedman Coll.
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Abydos (BC 320-200) AE 23315 viewsca 4th cent BC. AE23 (8.74g). Head of Artemis right / Eagle standing right (on thunderbolt); grain-ear at right. Overstruck. Good VF, dark brown patina, undertype especially clear on reverse. Freedman Coll.
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Abydos (BC 320-200) AE 24716 viewsca 2nd-1st century BC. AE24 (7.96g). Turreted head of Artemis left / Eagle standing right on thunderbolt, head turned left; ABY to left, kantharos to right. Dark olive-green patina, gVF. Very rare issue. Gutknecht coll.1 comments
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Abydos (BC 320-280) Drachm701 viewsca 320-280 BC. AR Drachm (2.37g). Kephalos, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo right / Eagle standing left; club in wreath to left, ABY above; ΚΕΦΑΛΟΥ to right above. VF-EF.1 comments
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Abydos (BC 320-280) Drachm600 viewsca 320-280 BC. AR Drachm (2.42g, 3h). Anaxikles, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo right / Eagle standing left; kantharos and ABY to left, ΑΝΑΞΙΚΛΗΣ and ivy leaf to right above. Good VF.
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Abydos (BC 320-280) Drachm412 viewsca 4th century BC. AR Drachm (13mm, 2.29g). Kephalos, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo right / Eagle standing left; thymiaterion in wreath to left, ABY above; ΚΕΦΑΛΟΥ to right above. Good VF, light porosity, cleaned.

Copenhagen identifies the symbol within the wreath as a club, but their example is too worn to clearly see that it is a thymiaterion.
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Abydos (BC 320-280) Drachm398 viewsca 411-387 BC. AR Hemidrachm (13mm, 2.68g, 12h). Kephalos, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo right / Eagle standing left; thymiaterion in wreath to left, [KE]ΦAΛOY to right. VF, toned, slight die shift and spots of encrustation on reverse. Rare.
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Abydos (BC 350-300) AE 10556 viewslate 4th cent. BC. AE10 (1.30g). Laureate head of Apollo right / Eagle standing right; ΑΒΥ above, bow & arrow to right.
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Abydos (BC 350-300) AE 10155 viewsca 3rd century BC. AE10 (1.26g, 10h). Laureate head of Apollo right / Eagle standing right; to right, pellet above bow and arrow. VF, green patina.
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Abydos (BC 350-300) AE 11333 viewslate 4th century BC. AE11 (1.34g, 9h). Laureate head of Apollo right / Eagle standing right, ABY above, amphora to right. VF, green patina. Alighieri Coll.
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Abydos (BC 350-300) AE 11205 viewsca 4th century BC. AE11 (1.02g). Laureate head of Apollo right / ABY, eagle standing right, crescent. gVF.
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Abydos (BC 385-335) AE 11372 viewsca 385-335 BC. AE11 (1.26g). Laureate head of Apollo right / Eagle standing left, ΑΒΥ above. Good dark green patina, EF. Gutknecht coll., ex M. Laffaille coll. and Muenzen und Medaillen AG, Basel Auc. 76 (1991), lot 443.
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Abydos (BC 385-335) Drachm532 viewsca 4th century BC. AR Drachm (2.65g). Lysas, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo right / Eagle standing left; tripod to left, ABY above; ΛΥΣΑΣ above to right. VF/EF.
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Abydos (BC 385-335) Drachm712 viewsca 388-335 BC. AR Drachm (13mm, 2.54g, 2h). Efarmostos, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo left / Eagle standing left, AB[Y] and ram's head before, [ΕΦ]ΑΡΜΟΣΤΟ[Σ] and poppy behind. Ex Weber Coll.
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Abydos (BC 385-335) Drachm331 viewsca 4th century BC. AR Drachm (14mm, 2.61g). Hfaistoleos, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo right / Eagle standing left, Nike flying left with wreath before, ΗΦΑΙΣΤΟΛΕΩΣ above. Near VF, toned.
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Abydos (BC 385-335) Drachm394 viewsca 385-335 BC. AR Drachm (2.57g, 9h). Hyllippos, magistrate. Head of Apollo right, wearing laurel wreath / ABY, eagle standing right; [Υ]ΛΛΙΠΠΟΣ to left, bee to right. EF, toned. An excellent example. Ex Brand Coll. (Sotheby’s, 2/1984), lot 187.
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Abydos (BC 385-335) Drachm346 viewsca 387-335 BC. AR Drachm (13mm, 2.42g). Hfaistoleos, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo right / Eagle standing left; Nike flying left before, HΦAIΣTOΛEΩΣ, and rose behind. Toned VF.
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Abydos (BC 385-335) Drachm148 viewsca 4th century BC. AR Drachm (16mm, 2.5g). Arhestra[tos], magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo right / ABY, eagle standing left, corn grain in wreath to left, ΑΡΧΕΣΤΡΑ above.
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Abydos (BC 385-335) Drachm190 views4th century BC. AR Drachm (2.6g, 14mm). Hyllippos, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo right / ABY YΛΛIΠΠOΣ, eagle standing right with folded wings; bee to right. gVF.
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Abydos (BC 385-335) Drachm141 views4th century BC. AR Drachm (2.4g, 15mm). Hyllippos, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo right / ABY YΛΛIΠΠOΣ, eagle standing left with folded wings; bee to left. gVF.
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Abydos (BC 411-385) Drachm109 views4th century BC. AR Drachm (3.4g, 16mm). Xanthippos, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo right / ABY ΞANΘIΠΠOΣ, eagle standing left with folded wings; crescent to left. VF.
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Abydos (BC 411-387) Drachm494 viewsafter 380 BC. AR Drachm (3.44g). Protagoras, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo right / Eagle standing left; 4-spoked wheel to left, ABY above; ΠΡΩΤΑΓΟΡ[ΑΣ] above to right. Toned, EF. Rare. Ex Auktion Hess-Leu 45 (1970), lot 249.
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Abydos (BC 411-387) Drachm232 viewsca 411-387 BC. AR Drachm (15mm, 3.21g, 12h). Diogenes, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo right / Eagle standing left; grapes to left. VF, porous.
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Abydos (BC 411-387) Drachm309 viewsca 4th century BC. AR Drachm (3.44g). Mentor, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo right / Eagle standing left, lyre and ABY before, ΜΕΝΤΩΡ above. Toned VF, not fully struck-up in center.
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Abydos (BC 411-387) Drachm165 viewsca 380-330 BC. AR Drachm (3.21g). Mentor, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo right / Eagle standing right, lyre and ABY before, ΜΕΝΤΩΡ above. VF.
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Abydos (BC 411-387) Drachm217 views4th century BC. AR Drachm (13mm, 3.38g, 12h). Amythion, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo right / Eagle standing right, race torch before; magistrate’s name to left. VF, porous.
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Abydos (BC 411-387) Drachm215 viewsca 4th century BC. AR Drachm (14mm, 3.5g, 9h). Exepolis, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo right / Eagle standing left, dolphin to left, ΕΧΕΠΟΛΙ[...] to right. Toned, VF. Rare.
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Abydos (BC 411-387) Drachm113 views4th century BC. AR Drachm (3.5g, 15mm). Eukrines, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo right / ABY EYKPINHΣ, eagle standing right; triskelis in field. aEF. Apparently the second example known.
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Abydos (BC 460-430) Drachm165 viewsca 480-450 BC. AR Drachm (16mm, 3.75g). ABY; eagle standing left; star above / Facing gorgoneion, tongue protruding, within incuse square. VF, toned, areas of roughness. Rare.
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Abydos (BC 460-430) Obol335 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Obol (9mm, 0.51g, 10h). Eagle standing left; ABY to left, AΠ monogram above / Facing gorgoneion, tongue protruding, within incuse square. VF.
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Abydos (BC 460-430) Obol183 viewsca 470-440 BC. AR Obol (0.52g, 8mm). ABY, eagle standing left, star above / Gorgon. Rare. VF.
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Abydos (BC 460-430) Obol248 viewsca 480-450 BC. AR Obol (10mm, 0.53g, 3h). Eagle standing left; monogram above / Facing gorgoneion, tongue protruding, within incuse square. VF, lightly toned, typical porosity.
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Abydos (BC 460-430) Obol108 viewsca 480-450 BC. AR Obol (8mm, 0.46g, 5h). Eagle standing left; monogram above / Facing gorgoneion, tongue protruding, within incuse square. VF, toned, light porosity. Lee Coll.
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Abydos (BC 470-440) Obol459 views5th century BC. AR Obol (0.69g, 11mm). Eagle left, ABY to left, cup to right / Gorgon head facing. Very fine.
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Abydos (BC 470-440) Obol550 views5th century BC. AR Obol (0.80g, 11mm). Eagle left, ABY to left, cup to right / Gorgon head facing within incuse square. Very fine.
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Abydos (BC 470-440) Obol664 viewsca 480-450 BC. AR Obol (0.66g). Eagle standing left; ABY to left, kylix to right / Gorgoneion in incuse square. VF. Rare.
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Abydos (BC 470-440) Obol166 viewsca 480-450 BC. AR Obol (11mm, 0.67g). ABY; eagle standing left / Gorgoneion. Good VF. Scarce.
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Abydos (BC 470-440) Obol140 viewsca 480-450 BC. AR Obol (11mm, 0.67g, 1h). ABY; eagle standing left; kylix above / Facing gorgoneion, tongue protruding, within incuse square. VF, toned and porous surfaces, obverse die break.
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Abydos (BC 470-440) Obol153 viewsca 480-450 BC. AR Obol (11mm, 0.68g, 7h). ABY; eagle standing left / Facing gorgoneion, tongue protruding, within incuse square. VF, toned, light porosity.
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Abydos (BC 470-440) Obol212 viewsca 480-450 BC. AR Obol (9mm, 0.70g). ABY; eagle standing left / Gorgoneion. VF. Rare.
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Abydos (BC 470-450) AV Stater3189 viewsca 410 BC. AV Stater (8.58g). ABYΔ/HNON (the lower part of the legend retrograde), eagle standing left / Gorgoneion facing, within an incuse square. Light scrape on reverse edge at 5 o’clock. VF/gVF. Unique and of great importance. Ex ‘Kunstfreund’ Coll., Bank Leu AG & Münzen und Medaillen AG (Zurich, 5/1974), lot 161; ex Monnaies et Médailles SA, Auc. 53 (Basel, 11/1977), lot 92.

Abydos was a colony of Miletos, situated on the Hellespont, and was perhaps an early location of the minting of electrum staters in the sixth century B.C. The city had been part of the Athenian empire during the fifth century until it revolted in 411 B.C., becoming a Spartan ally. This incredible gold stater, the only known example, is of the highest numismatic importance.
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Abydos (BC 470-450) Obol691 viewsca 480-450 BC. AR Obol (11mm, 0.75g, 1h). Eagle standing left; ABY to left, T above / Gorgoneion facing, tongue protruding, within incuse square. VF. Rare.
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Abydos (BC 470-450) Obol247 viewsca 480-450 BC. AR Obol (9mm, 0.78g). Eagle standing left, T above / Facing gorgoneion within incuse square. VF. Rare.
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Abydos (BC 470-450) Obol 444 viewsca 480-450 BC. AR Obol (10mm, 0.84g). Eagle standing left; T above / Facing gorgoneion. VF, nicely centered and pretty nice for these. Evidently a rare variety with the T on the obverse.
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Abydos (BC 480-450) Drachm421 viewsca 480-450 BC. AR Drachm (5.27g). Eagle standing left, ΑΒΥΔ−[Η]ΝΟΝ / Facing gorgoneion with protruding tongue, within incuse square. Toned, good VF. Very rare. Ex Marian A. Sinton Collection (Triton III, 1999), lot 503; Nelson Bunker Hunt Collection (Sotheby's, 6/1991), lot 578 (part of).
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Abydos (BC 480-450) Drachm367 viewsca 480-450 BC. AR Drachm (5.16g). Eagle standing left, [ΑΒΥ]Δ-ΗΝΟΝ / Facing gorgoneion with protruding tongue, A-B in top corners, within incuse square. Good dark toning, good VF. Very rare.
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Abydos (BC 480-450) Drachm 315 viewsca 480-450 BC. AR Drachm (5.16g, 9h). ΑΒΥΔ-ΗΝΟΝ (Ns retrograde), eagle standing left / Facing gorgoneion; A-B above; all within incuse square. Good VF, dark iridescent toning. Very rare type, second known of variety with A-B on reverse. Herman Coll.; ex Lanz 36 (4/1986), lot 333, and Gorny Auc. 122 (3/2003), lot 1382.
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Abydos (BC 480-450) Drachm161 viewsca 480-450 BC. AR Drachm (16mm, 4.62g, 8h). Eagle standing left / Facing gorgoneion with protruding tongue within incuse square. VF, toned, die break on reverse. Very rare.
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Abydos (BC 480-450) Obol251 views5th century BC. AR Obol (0.90g, 8mm). Eagle standing left on dotted ground line / Gorgon head facing within incuse square. Very fine. Early type, heavy.
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Abydos (BC 480-450) Obol272 viewsca 480-450 BC. AR Obol (0.8g, 10mm). Eagle standing left / Gorgoneion within incuse square. Good Fine. Early type, heavy.
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Abydos (BC 480-450) Obol172 viewsca 480-450 BC. AR Obol (10mm, 0.88g, 9h). Eagle standing left / Facing gorgoneion within incuse square. Near VF, porous.
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Abydos (BC 500-475) Hemiobol274 viewsearly 5th century. AR Obol (7mm, 0.54g). Bird (eagle?) standing left, head right / Quadripartite incuse square. VF, toned and porous.
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Abydos (BC 500-475) Hemiobol67 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (7mm, 0.47g). Bird standing left, head reverted / Rough incuse square. VF, toned, lightly toned, minor porosity, faint deposits.
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Abydos (BC 500-475) Obol103 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Trihemiobol (9mm, 0.91g). Bird standing left, head reverted / Rough incuse square. Good VF, toned, faint porosity.
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Abydos (BC 500-475) Obol109 viewsAsia Minor, uncertain mint, ca 500 BC. AR Trihemiobol (1.03g). Bird standing right with closed wings and head reverted / Irregular incuse punch. Very rare. Of lovely style and in exceptional state of preservation, toned and extremely fine. Ex M&M list 538 (1990), 44.
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Abydos (BC 500-475) Obol?79 viewsca 500-475 BC. AR Trihemiobol(?) (9mm, 1.15g). Bird standing left / Rough incuse punch. Unpublished in the standard references. VF, toned, a little porous. Rare.
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Abydos (BC 500-475) Tetartemorion223 views480-450 BC. AR Hemiobol (7mm, 0.3g). Eagle standing left, Y (?) to right / Quadripartite incuse square ("wind-mill" type). VF.1 comments
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Abydos (BC 500-475) Tetartemorion92 views5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.2g, 8mm). Eagle standing left / Quadripartite incuse square. VF.
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Abydos (BC 500-475) Tetartemorion108 viewsUncertain. 5th century BC. Hemiobol (0.2g, 8mm). Eagle standing left / Quadripartite incuse square. VF. Apparently unpublished.
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Abydos (BC 500-480) Hemiobol128 viewsca 500-480 BC. AR Obol (0.6g, 7mm). Forepart of eagle left / Quadripartite incuse punch. VF, cleaning scratches. Apparently unpublished.
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Abydos (BC 500-480) Hemiobol242 viewsca 500-480 BC. AR Hemiobol (0.5g, 7mm). Forepart of eagle left / Quadripartite incuse square (windmill type). gVF.
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Abydos (BC 500-480) Obol269 viewsca 500-450 BC. AR Diobol? (1.07g). Eagle standing left / Quadripartite incuse square.
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Abydos (BC 500-480) Trihemiobol422 viewsbefore 480 BC. AR Diobol (1.43g). Eagle standing left / Quadripartite incuse. Lightly toned, good VF, light porosity.
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Abydos (BC 500-480) Trihemiobol343 viewsca 500-480 BC. AR Diobol (1.31g). Eagle standing left / Quadripartite incuse. Porous, good F.
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Abydos (BC 500-480) Trihemiobol357 viewsca 500-480 BC. AR Diobol? (9mm, 1.32g). Eagle standing left / Quadripartite incuse square. VF, porous. Alighieri Coll.
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Abydos (BC 500-480) Trihemiobol192 viewsca 500-480 BC. AR Trihemiobol? (1.2g, 10mm). Eagle standing left / Quadripartite incuse square.
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Abydos (BC 500-480) Triobol93 viewsBefore 480 BC. AR Triobol (20mm, 3.1g). Eagle standing left / Quadripartite incuse square. VF.
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Abydos (BC 510-480) Hemiobol431 viewsca 500-480 BC. AR Hemiobol (7mm, 0.40g). Eagle standing left / Rough incuse square.
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Abydos (BC 510-480) Obol545 viewsca 500-480 BC. AR Obol? (8mm, 0.80g). Eagle standing left / Rough square incuse. VF, a little porous.
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Abydos (BC 510-480) Tetartemorion334 views6th-5th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (6mm, 0.2g). Head of eagle left / Striated pattern square incuse. VF.
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Abydos (BC 520-490) EL 1/3 Stater2634 viewsca 500 BC. EL Trite - 1/3 Stater (4.66g). Eagle standing left, with closed wings, looking backwards / Rough incuse punch.
Of the highest rarity, apparently only the second specimen known. Struck on a narrow flan, otherwise aEF.

Attributing uninscribed electrum coins of this period without assured badges is extremely difficult, as is with this trite. Abydos is an obvious possibility since the eagle was a common feature of its coinage. For other common coins see an electrum stater in the British Museum catalogue of Ionia (pl. I, no. 23) (eagle of similar proportions and identical pose, perched upon what is described as a hare). See also some early silver fractions attributed to Abydos with incuse punch reverses (SNG Cop. 1-2; SNG Klein 292), though they show a bird of a different character, without its head reverted.
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