Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Assos (AD 69-79) AE 18 - Vespasian195 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 - Plotina194 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 - Commodus860 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 - Augustus469 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) AE484 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) AE425 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 300-241) AE 113 viewsca 400-241 BC. AE11 (1.48g). Helmeted and laureate head of Athena right / AΣΣI; griffin seated left. gVF.
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Assos (BC 300-241) AE 134 views3rd century BC. AE13 (1.69g). Helmeted laureate head of Athena right / ΑΣΣΙ, griffin reclining left. gVF.
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Assos (BC 300-250) AE 16502 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 16393 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 17444 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 190 viewsca 300-250 BC. AE19 (7.97g). Helmeted head of Athena right / Griffin seated left, ΑΣΣΙ above, kerykeion (caduceus) below. VF.
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Assos (BC 300-250) AE 20349 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) Drachm625 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) Drachm736 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) Drachm702 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) Drachm130 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) Hemidrachm319 viewsca 350 BC. AR Diobol (1.5g, 11mm). Helmeted head of Athena left / ΑΣΣΙΟΝ, bucranium. VF.
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Assos (BC 350) Hemidrachm3 views4th-3rd century BC. AR Hemidrachm (10mm, 1.51g). Helmeted head of Athena left / AΣΣI, facing boukranion; grain ear to right. gVF. Rare.
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Assos (BC 350) Hemidrachm4 views4th-3rd century BC. AR Triobol? (11mm, 1.37g). Helmeted head of Athena right / AΣΣI-ON, head of lion right within incuse square. VF. Extremely rare.
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Assos (BC 350) Tetrobol 134 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 10520 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 11381 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 9340 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 9217 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 6383 viewslate 5th-early 4th century BC. AE6 (0.45g). Head of lion right / Griffin right.
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Assos (BC 420-375) AE 8300 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 8152 views4th century BC. AE8 (0.66g). Griffin seated right / Roaring lion's head right. VF.
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Assos (BC 420-380) Obol397 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) Obol255 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) Obol161 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) Obol190 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) Obol186 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) Obol228 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) Obol165 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 420-380) Obol53 views4th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.37g, 7mm). Female head left / Head and neck of griffin left within linear border. VF. Rare.
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Assos (BC 420-380) Obol1 views5th century BC. AR Obol (?) (7mm, 0.47g). Forepart of griffin left / Head of griffin left within linear square border with grid-like pattern; all within incuse square. VF. Rare.
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Assos (BC 450-400) Drachm195 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) Hemidrachm461 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) Hemidrachm175 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) Hemidrachm161 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 450-400) Hemiobol362 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) Hemiobol275 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) Obol1553 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) Obol584 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) Obol606 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) Obol343 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) Obol527 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) Obol440 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 450-420) Obol800 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) Obol327 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) Hemidrachm137 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 460-440) Trihemiobol?5 viewsca 500-450 BC. AR Diobol (?) (11mm, 0.88g). Griffin seated right, raising forepaw / Head of roaring lion right within incuse square. VF. Rare.
     
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