Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Assos (AD 69-79) AE 18 - Vespasian109 viewsVespasian, 69-79 AD. AE18 (3.72g). Laureate head right / helmeted head of Athena right. Very rare. gVF.
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Assos (AD 105-117) AE 19 - Plotina138 viewsPlotina, Augusta, 105-117 AD. AE19 (5.2g). Draped bust right / veiled female figure standing facing holding Cista Mystica. VF.
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Assos (AD 177-192) AE 41 - Commodus783 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE41 - Medallion (42.77g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust R, viewed from the back / [...] KLA[...]-OLAD-A around, ASSIWN in exergue, Commodus in triumphal quadriga left, holding branch, preceeded by Roma or Victory; trophy and two captives on platform behind. Probably the third known specimen. From the Garth R. Drewry Collection. Ex Harlan J. Berk 131 (4/2003), lot 531.

Kraft, pl. 88, 14a-b notes that the obverse die used to strike this coin was also used to strike medallions for Pergamum and Mytilene, and that the Mytilene medallion uses the same reverse type as on this coin.
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Assos (BC 27-AD 14) AE 16 - Augustus410 viewsAugustus, 27 BC -14 AD. AE19 (3.71g, 12h). Bare head right / Griffin reclining right. VF, brown surfaces, light overall roughness. Ex Prideaux Coll.
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Assos (BC 300-241) AE421 viewsca 300-241 BC. AE (0.83g). Head of Athena right, wearing Attic helmet / Griffin sitting left, ΑΣΣΙ above, club below.
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Assos (BC 300-241) AE365 viewsca 300-241 BC. AE (1.25g). Head of Athena left, wearing Attic helmet / Griffin sitting left, ΑΣΣΙ above. Black patina, VF.
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Assos (BC 300-250) AE 16429 viewsca 300-250 BC. AE16 (3.40g, 6h). Helmeted head of Athena right / Griffin seated left, ΑΣΣΙ above, bukranion below.
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Assos (BC 300-250) AE 16289 viewsca 400-241 BC. AE16 (4.3g). Helmeted head of Athena right, decorated with olive wreath / Griffin seated left on ground line, ΑΣΣΙ above, kerykeion (caduceus) below. VF.
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Assos (BC 300-250) AE 17369 viewsca 300-250 BC. AE17 (3.70g). Helmeted head of Athena right / Griffin seated left, ΑΣΣΙ above, kerykeion (caduceus) below. Dark green patina, VF. Righetti Coll.
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Assos (BC 300-250) AE 20271 views4th-mid 3rd century BC. AE20 (7.15g). Helmeted head of Athena right; countermark: griffin seated left, ΑΣΣΙ below / Griffin seated left; countermark: owl standing facing. Fine, dark green patina.
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Assos (BC 350) Drachm532 viewsca 350 BC. AR Drachm (2.83g). Head of Athena left, wearing Attic helmet / ΑΣ-Σ-ΟΝ, Head of bull facing (bucranium), within shallow incuse square. VF. Very rare. Ex Pozzi Coll. (Ars Classica 1, 1920), 2270; ex Lockett Coll. (Glendining, 2/1961), 2209, and "Distinguished American Collection" (Peus 332, 1991), 186.
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Assos (BC 350) Drachm636 viewsca 4th cent BC. AR Drachm (14mm, 3.12g). Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with olive wreath / Bucranium. Good VF, porous. Scarce.
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Assos (BC 350) Drachm597 views4th century BC. AR Drachm (3.05g, 1h). Helmeted head of Athena left / ΑΣ-ΣI-ΟΝ, facing bucranium. VF, porous. Rare.
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Assos (BC 350) Drachm45 views4th-3rd century BC. AR Drachm (3.00g, 15 mm). Helmeted head of Athena left / AΣΣION, facing bucranium, to left grape bunch. VF.
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Assos (BC 350) Hemidrachm246 viewsca 350 BC. AR Diobol (1.5g, 11mm). Helmeted head of Athena left / ΑΣΣΙΟΝ, bucranium. VF.
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Assos (BC 350) Tetrobol 51 views4th-3rd century BC. AR Tetrobol (2.24g, 16mm]. Helmeted head of Athena right / AΣΣION, facing boukranion, lightning bolt to left. Very fine, some traces of cleaning.
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Assos (BC 350-300) AE 10449 viewsca 350-300 BC. AE10 (1.36g). Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with olive wreath / Bucranium, ΑΣ-ΣΙ; AP[TA]? above. EF, black patina.
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Assos (BC 350-300) AE 11331 views4th-3rd century BC. AE11 (1.10g). Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet / Bucranium, ΑΣ-ΣΙ, grape bunch (?) above. aEF, dark green patina. Rare.
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Assos (BC 350-300) AE 9287 viewsca 350-300 BC. AE9 (1.45g). Helmeted head of Athena left / Bucranium, [Α]Σ-ΣΙ. VF, black patina.
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Assos (BC 350-300) AE 9166 viewsca 4th-3rd century BC. AE9 (1.16g, 12h). Helmeted head of Athena left / Bucranium. VF, green patina.
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Assos (BC 420-375) AE 6334 viewslate 5th-early 4th century BC. AE6 (0.45g). Head of lion right / Griffin right.
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Assos (BC 420-375) AE 8246 views4th century BC. AE8 (0.68g, 4h). Griffin seated right / Roaring lion's head right. Good VF, dark brown patina. Alighieri Coll.

The attribution of this coin to Assos is based on its similarity to obols struck during the same period.
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Assos (BC 420-375) AE 899 views4th century BC. AE8 (0.66g). Griffin seated right / Roaring lion's head right. VF.
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Assos (BC 420-380) Obol316 views4th-3rd century BC. AR Obol (0.5g, 9mm). Female head left / A-T, head of griffin right within dotted border in incuse square. VF.
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Assos (BC 420-380) Obol195 views5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.42g). Veiled (?) female head left/ ΑΣΣ-ΟΟΝ, griffin right within square linear border within incuse square. VF. Very rare.

The legend allows the assignment of related types. A little later, the same iconography has been assigned to uncertain Lycian dynasts (Traité 245, BMC Lycia 100, Gorny & Mosch 200 (2011), 1926). Presumably, the bronze coins with female/griffin, which were previously set thought from Phocaea (SNG Cop Ionia 1031f.), are minted in Assos.
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Assos (BC 420-380) Obol112 views4th-3rd centuries BC. AR Obol (8mm, 0.40g, 3h). Helmeted head of Athena left / Head of griffin right in dotted square border within incuse square. VF, toned, porous. Extremely rare.
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Assos (BC 420-380) Obol131 viewsca 350 BC. AR Hemiobol (0.40g, 7mm). Female head (Nymph) right / Head of griffin right within dotted border in incuse square. VF. Rare.
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Assos (BC 420-380) Obol114 views5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (6mm, 0.4g). Veiled female head left / Griffin right, A to left, in dotted linear square within incuse square. VF. Very rare.
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Assos (BC 420-380) Obol184 views5th century BC. AR Obol (0.4g, 7mm). Female head right / Head of griffin left within linear border in incuse square. VF.
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Assos (BC 420-380) Obol115 views5th century BC. AR Obol (0.4g, 8mm). Female head right / Head of griffin right, ivy leaf (?) to right, within dotted square border in incuse square. VF.
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Assos (BC 450-400) Drachm99 viewsca 450-400 BC. AR Drachm (3.36g, 15mm, 7h). Helmeted head of Athena left / Head of lion left; A-Σ-ΣO-O-N around; all within incuse square. VF, toned, granular surfaces. Very rare.
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Assos (BC 450-400) Hemidrachm86 viewsca 450-400 BC. AR Triobol (1.75g, 14 mm). Helmeted head of Athena left / AΣΣΙΟN (retrograde), head of roaring lion left within incuse square. gVF. Rare.
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Assos (BC 450-400) Hemiobol317 views5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (6mm, 0.19g, 6h). Griffin seated right / Head of roaring lion right, within incuse square. VF, porous. Rare and apparently unpublished.
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Assos (BC 450-400) Hemiobol213 viewsca 500-450 BC. AR Hemiobol (7mm, 0.23g, 11h). Griffin right / Lion’s head right within incuse square. Good VF, porous.
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Assos (BC 450-400) Obol1340 viewsca 450-400 BC. AR Obol (0.56g). Griffin seated right / Lion's head right, ΑΣΣ-Ο-Ο-Ν, within incuse square. VF, light porosity. Very rare early issue, unpublished with full ethnic.
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Assos (BC 450-400) Obol515 viewsca 450-400 BC. AR Obol (0.55g). Griffin walking right / No ethnic, lion's head right within incuse square. VF, light porosity. Very rare early issue, unpublished without an ethnic.
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Assos (BC 450-400) Obol518 viewsca 450-400 BC. AR Obol (9mm, 0.52g). Griffin walking right / Lion's head right within incuse square. VF, porosity.
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Assos (BC 450-400) Obol285 views5th century BC. AR Obol (9mm, 0.48g, 3h). Griffin seated right / Lion’s head right ΑΣΣ (retrograde) above, within incuse square. VF, toned, light porosity.
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Assos (BC 450-400) Obol454 views5th century BC. AR Obol (10mm, 0.53g). Griffin leaping right / Head of roaring lion right in incuse square. VF.
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Assos (BC 450-400) Obol373 views5th century BC. AR Obol (9mm, 0.59g). Griffin leaping right / Head of roaring lion right within incuse square. VF. Scarce.
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Assos (BC 450-400) Triobol396 views4th-3rd centuries BC. AR Triobol (12mm, 1.42g, 12h). Helmeted head of Athena left / Head of lion left within incuse square. Near VF, toned, porous. Extremely rare.
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Assos (BC 450-400) Triobol46 views450-400 BC. AR Triobol (12mm, 1.73g). Helmeted head of Athena left / AΣΣΙΟN (retrograde), head of lion left within incuse square. VF. Rare.
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Assos (BC 450-420) Obol706 viewsca 450-400 BC. AR Obol (0.56g). Griffin seated left / Lion's head left, Α-Σ above, within incuse square. VF, light porosity. Very rare early issue.
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Assos (BC 450-420) Obol275 viewsca 479-450 BC. AR Obol (0.42g, 9mm). Griffin seated left / Lion’s head left in incuse square. VF. Rare early issue.
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Assos (BC 460-440) Hemidrachm35 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.57g, 10mm). Griffin leaping right / Head of roaring lion right in incuse square. Nearly very fine.
     
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