Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Gergis (BC 320-270) AE 10416 viewsca 320-270 BC. AE10 (0.70g). Three-quarter facing head of Sibyl Herophile, turned slightly right, wearing laurel wreath and pendanted necklace / Sphinx seated right. Dark green patina, good VF.
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Gergis (BC 320-270) AE 12503 viewsca 320-270 BC. AE12 (1.33g). Three-quarter facing head of Sibyl Herophile, turned slightly right, wearing laurel wreath and pendanted necklace / Sphinx seated right, ΓΕΡ to right. Light green patina, EF. Rare. Gutknecht coll.
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Gergis (BC 320-270) AE 12625 viewsca 320-270 BC. AE12 (1.52g). Three-quarter facing head of Sibyl Herophile, turned slightly right, wearing laurel wreath and pendanted necklace / Sphinx seated right, ΓΕΡ to right. Dark green patina, EF. Rare.
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Gergis (BC 350) AE 9294 viewsca 350-300 BC. AE9 (0.85g). Three-quarter facing head of Sibyl Herophile, turned slightly right, wearing laurel wreath and pendanted necklace / Sphinx seated right, looking up, Γ-Ε-Ρ around. Green patina, gVF/EF.
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Gergis (BC 350-241) AE473 viewsca 4th-3rd century BC. AE (1.87g). Three-quarter facing head of Sibyl Herophile, turned slightly right, wearing laurel wreath and pendanted necklace / Sphinx seated right, ΓΕΡ to right. Dark brown patina, fine style, EF.
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Gergis (BC 350-241) AE 521 viewsca 4th-3rd century BC. AE (3.55g). Three-quarter facing head of Sibyl Herophile, turned slightly right, wearing laurel wreath and pendanted necklace / Sphinx seated right, monogram to left, ΓΕΡ to right, caduceus in exergue. EF, green patina.
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Gergis (BC 350-241) AE 11394 viewsca 350 BC. AE11 (1.72g) Laureate head of Sibyl Herophile 3/4 to right / Sphinx seated right, ΓΕΡ to right.
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Gergis (BC 350-241) AE 13342 views4th-3rd century BC. AE13 (1.46g). Three-quarter facing head of Sibyl Herophile, turned slightly right, wearing laurel wreath and pendanted necklace / Sphinx seated right, ΓΕΡ to right. Near EF, glossy dark green patina, a few small breaks in the patina.
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Gergis (BC 350-241) AE 181336 viewsca 4th-3rd century BC. AE18 (4.67g). Three-quarter facing head of Sibyl Herophile, turned slightly right, wearing laurel wreath and pendanted necklace / Sphinx seated right, ΓΕΡ to right, grain ear in exergue. EF, glossy dark brown patina, some minor obverse roughness.
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Gergis (BC 350-241) AE 9492 views4th-3rd cent BC. AE9 (0.98g). Laureate bust of Sibyl Herophile facing, decorated with two long ear-pendants and pearl-necklace / Female sphinx sitting right, ΓEP to right (read from bottom to top). Rare. F+/about VF. Hoeft coll.
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Gergis (BC 400-350) Obol778 views4th century BC. AR Obol (9mm, 0.62g). Wreathed head of Sibyl Herophile facing slightly right / Griffin seated right, ΓΕΡ above, within shallow incuse square. VF, lightly porous. Very rare. Unusual with griffin on reverse.
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Gergis (BC 400-350) Obol146 views4th century BC. AR Hemiobol (9mm, 0.43g). Laureate head of the Sibyl Herophile facing slightly right / ΓΕΡ, Sphinx seated right. aVF.
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Gergis (BC 450-400) Drachm737 viewsLate 5th cent BC. AR Drachm (3.63g, 9h). Wreathed head of Sibyl Herophile facing slightly right / ΓΕΡ-ΓΙΣΙ-Ο, Sphinx standing right within incuse square. Unpublished. Near VF, toned, surfaces rough and corroded, scratches. Unique.

The earliest coins published coins of Gergis are a series dated to after 350 BC, retaining the general types used on the present coin, but without the reverse type set within an incuse (cf. Traité II 2392-2394).
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Gergis (BC 450-400) Tetartemorion81 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (0.2g, 7mm). Wreathed head of Sibyl Herophile facing slightly right / Grain of corn, ΓΕΡ below, within shallow incuse.
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Gergis (BC 450-400) Tetrobol205 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Tetrobol (1.90g, 12mm, 5h). Sphinx seated right with raised left paw / Athena wearing Corinthian helmet left; within incuse square. Granulate surfaces, Very Fine, Very Rare. cf. Helios 8, lot 281 and Gorny & Mosch 212, lot 1640; unpublished in standard references.
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Gergis (BC 480-450) Hemidrachm1416 viewsca 480-450 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.07g, 6h). Sphinx seated right / Gorgoneion in circular incuse. VF, toned, granular surfaces, irregular flan. Extremely rare, apparently the third known.

In the early-mid 5th century BC, Abydos and Kebren used a very similar reverse type on their coinages, paired with their civic badge on the obverse, an eagle (Abydos) and ram’s head (Kebren). Kebren’s coins of this type typically do not include the city ethnic. The present coin employs the city’s badge, a sphinx, on the obverse, a stylistically similar gorgoneion on the reverse, and no ethnic. The existence of now 3 cities in the Troad striking common coinage suggests that there may have been a monetary alliance or symmachy in existence among them. While it is possible that this coin was minted by another city, the fabric and overall style are consistent with the early coins of Abydos and Kebren. Further, the present coin appeared on the market alongside an early coin of Gergis with a clear ethnic.
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Gergis (BC 480-450) Obol559 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Hemiobol(?) (0.57g, 8mm, 5h). Forepart of sphinx right / Facing lion head within pellet square; all in incuse square. Cf. Klein 813, otherwise unpublished. Good VF, toned, light porosity. Well centered, fine archaic style.1 comments
     
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