Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Assos (AD 69-79) AE 18 - Vespasian85 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 - Plotina125 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 - Commodus758 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 - Augustus395 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) AE408 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) AE353 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 16408 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 16264 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 17351 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 20250 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) Drachm515 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) Drachm611 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) Drachm573 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) Drachm30 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) Hemidrachm222 viewsca 350 BC. AR Diobol (1.5g, 11mm). Helmeted head of Athena left / ΑΣΣΙΟΝ, bucranium. VF.
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Assos (BC 350) Tetrobol 36 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 10428 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 11316 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 9277 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 9148 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 6326 viewslate 5th-early 4th century BC. AE6 (0.45g). Head of lion right / Griffin right.
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Assos (BC 420-375) AE 8236 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 890 views4th century BC. AE8 (0.66g). Griffin seated right / Roaring lion's head right. VF.
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Assos (BC 420-380) Obol295 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) Obol180 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) Obol105 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) Obol121 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) Obol96 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) Obol173 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) Obol101 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) Drachm71 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) Hemidrachm53 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) Hemiobol300 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) Hemiobol191 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) Obol1270 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) Obol496 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) Obol500 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) Obol269 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) Obol434 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) Obol358 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) Triobol382 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 450-420) Hemidrachm14 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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Assos (BC 450-420) Obol664 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) Obol257 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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