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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Kebren (BC 281-261) AE 10 - as Antiochia776 views281-261 BC (as Antiochia). AE10 (0.84g). Head of ram right, ANTIO above, trident below / Laureate head of Apollo right. Green patina, aEF. Rare. Gutknecht coll.
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Kebren (BC 400-300) AE 9474 views4th century BC. AE9 (0.86g). Head of ram right / Laureate head of Apollo right. Dark green patina, aEF. Gutknecht coll.
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Kebren (BC 400-300) AE 9492 viewsca 387-310 BC. AE9 (1.05g, 6h). Ram's head right; K below / Laureate head of Apollo right. Near EF, black patina, very minor patch of roughness on cheek of Apollo. Well centered.
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Kebren (BC 400-300) AE 10618 views4th cent BC. AE10 (0.96g). Head of ram right, K below / Laureate head of Apollo right. Dark green patina, gVF.
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Kebren (BC 400-300) AE 10545 views4th cent BC. AE10 (1.12g, 12h). Head of ram right / Laureate head of Apollo right. Dark brown patina, aEF.
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Kebren (BC 400-300) AE 16195 viewsca 350-310 BC. AE16 (3.66g). Laureate head of Apollo right / K - E, head of ram right; below, eagle standing right. gVF.
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Kebren (BC 400-300) AE 19276 viewsca 400-387 BC. AE19 (8.50g, 6h). Ram’s head right; below, eagle standing right / Laureate head of Apollo right. VF, green and brown patina, light smoothing on reverse.
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Kebren (BC 400-300) AE 20224 viewsca 350-310 BC. AE20 (7.6g, 7h). Ram's head right, corn grain below / K-E, laureate head of Apollo right. VF.
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Kebren (BC 400-300) AE 26508 viewsca 4th cent BC. AE26 (8.44g). Ram's head right, eagle standing R below / Laureate head of Apollo right, K-E. VF, dark green, almost black, patina, some scattered roughness.
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Kebren (BC 400-300) AE 26445 viewsca 4th cent BC. AE26 (9.06g). Ram's head right, star below / K-E, laureate head of Apollo right. VF, glossy dark green patina. Unrecorded variety with the star?
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Kebren (BC 412-399) AE398 viewsUncertain Hyparch or Satrap, ca 4th cent BC. AE (0.78g), struck in Kebren. Head of satrap left, wearing Persian kyrbasia / KE monogram. Dark green patina, EF. Very rare.
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Kebren (BC 412-399) AE 8345 viewsZenis?, Satrap in Troas, ca 412-399 BC. AE8 (0.64g), struck in Kebren. Head of satrap (Zenis?) left, wearing Persian tiara / KE monogram. Dark green patina, aEF. Gutknecht coll.
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Kebren (BC 412-399) AE 8417 viewsZenis?, Satrap in Troas, ca 4th cent BC. AE8 (0.54g), struck in Kebren. Male head left, wearing Persian tiara / KE monogram. VF, slightly porous, black patina.
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Kebren (BC 412-399) AE 825 viewsca 412-399 BC. AE8 (0.54g, 12h). Head of a satrap left, wearing tiara / KE monogram. VF, brown patina.
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Kebren (BC 412-399) AE 822 viewsca 412-399 BC. AE8 (0.63g). Head of a satrap left, wearing tiara / KE monogram. VF, dark green patina, light deposits.
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Kebren (BC 412-399) AE 9634 viewsZenis, Satrap of Dardanos, ca 412-399 BC. AE9 (0.66g), struck at Kebren. Head of a satrap left, wearing Persian tiara / KE monogram. gVF, dark green patina.
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Kebren (BC 412-399) AE 9391 viewsca 399-350 BC. AE9mm (0.95g, 8h). Confronted ram’s heads / KE monogram. VF, green patina.
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Kebren (BC 412-399) AE 10664 viewsca 4th century BC. AE10 (0.94g). Two ram's heads back to back, facing outwards, floral ornament between / KE monogram. Nice VF, gray-black patina. Freedman Coll.
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Kebren (BC 412-399) AE 10653 viewsZenis?, Satrap in Troas, ca 4th century BC. AE10 (0.61g), struck in Kebren. Head of satrap (Zenis?) left, wearing Persian tiara / KE monogram. Nice VF, dark brown patina.
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Kebren (BC 450) Diobol858 viewsca 450 BC. AR Diobol (1.30g). Archaic head of Apollo left / Ram's head left within incuse square. Rare. Slight granularity. Near Extremely Fine.
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Kebren (BC 450) Diobol881 viewsca 450 BC. AR Diobol (1.30g, 11h). Female head to left, wearing disc earring and necklace, her hair bound with a band / Ram's head to left within square incuse. Rare. Beautifully toned and of lovely archaic style. Good very fine. Ex Hess-Leu 31 (12/1966), 415.
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Kebren (BC 450) Diobol1098 views5th century BC. AR Diobol (1.20g, 5h). Archaic head of Apollo left / Head of ram left in incuse square. Good VF, lightly toned, slightly granular surfaces. Fine archaic style. Very rare.
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Kebren (BC 450) Diobol634 views5th century BC. AR Diobol (9mm, 1.24g, 5h). Head of Apollo left / Head of ram left within incuse square. VF, toned, granular surfaces.
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Kebren (BC 450) Diobol301 viewsca 450 BC. AR Diobol (1.20g, 9mm). Archaic head of Apollo left / Ram's head right within incuse square. Interesting variant with ram's head facing right instead of left. Apparently an unpublished variant.
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Kebren (BC 450) Drachm572 viewsca 500-480 BC. AR Drachm (3.76g). Female head left with long beaded hair, wearing band and earring / Head of ram left within incuse square. Very rare. gVF. Ex Münzen und Medaillen AG, Basel-Lagerliste 421 (1980), 15.
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Kebren (BC 450) Drachm826 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Drachm (3.47g, 13mm, 12h). Archaic female head left / Head of ram left in incuse square. Good VF, toned. Very rare.
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Kebren (BC 450) Hemidrachm754 viewsca 460 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.75g). Ram's head left / Facing gorgon within incuse square. VF, porous.
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Kebren (BC 450) Hemidrachm690 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Triobol (1.83g). Head of a ram right / Gorgoneion within shallow incuse square. Toned, attractive VF. Rare type, unpublished with ram's head right.
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Kebren (BC 450) Hemidrachm1017 viewsca 480 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.78g). Head of ram right; below, lizard right / Forepart of bull right within incuse square. Good VF, toned. Well struck on good metal. Ex Triton VI (1/2003), lot 390; Leu 42 (5/1987), lot 294; Niggeler Coll. (Leu/Münzen und Medaillen, 12/1965), lot 396; R. Jameson Coll., 2295.

The Boston and Jameson catalogs attributed this type to Samos, although Barron did not include this coinage in his corpus of Samian coinage. Presumably, the earlier catalogs’ attribution was based on the parallel of the reverse type to various issues at Samos. The obverse type, however, with its small lizard control device, stands in contrast to such an attribution, and without further evidence, an attribution to Samos must be viewed as speculative.
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Kebren (BC 450) Hemidrachm498 views5th century BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.85g, 10mm). Ram´s head right / Lion´s head right within incuse square. gVF. Apparently unpublished.2 comments
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Kebren (BC 450) Hemidrachm732 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.94g). Head of a ram right / Gorgoneion within shallow incuse square. Attractive toning, wide flan.
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Kebren (BC 450) Hemidrachm309 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.80g). Head of a ram right / Calf head right within shallow incuse square. Unpublished?1 comments
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Kebren (BC 450) Hemidrachm224 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.90g, 13mm). Horse prancing right / KE-B-P-H within quarters of quadripartite incuse square. Unpublished in the standard references. Near EF, double struck on obverse. Extremely rare.
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Kebren (BC 450) Obol190 viewsca 460 BC. AR Obol (0.72g). Ram's head left / Facing gorgon within incuse square. Very rare. Apparently an unpublished denomination.
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Kebren (BC 450) Obol248 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Obol (0.62g, 8mm, 1h). Ram's head left / Facing gorgoneion within incuse square. VF, toned, light porosity. Well struck and very rare. Apparently an unpublished denomination.
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Kebren (BC 450) Obol291 viewsca 450 BC. AR Obol (0.61g, 7mm, 11h). Archaic head of Apollo left / Ram's head left within incuse square. Good VF, granular surfaces. Unpublished as obol.
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Kebren (BC 460-420) Hemiobol624 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Obol (0.42g). Ram heads back to back, facing outwards, floret between; [K]EBP[...] around / Incuse swastika pattern, pellet in center. Toned, good VF, minor porosity. Scarce.
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Kebren (BC 460-420) Hemiobol388 viewsca 420-412 BC. AR Obol (8mm, 0.44g). Two rams’ heads; floral ornament between / Quadripartite incuse square. VF, find patina. Alighieri Coll.
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Kebren (BC 460-420) Hemiobol364 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.39g, 7mm). Forepart of ram right, [KE]BPH / "Wind-mill" quadripartite incuse square.
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Kebren (BC 460-420) Obol500 views5th cent BC. AR Diobol (10mm, 0.78g). Ram’s head right / Quadripartite incuse square. VF, lightly porous, deposits on reverse.
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Kebren (BC 460-420) Obol608 views5th century BC. AR Diobol (9mm, 0.75g). Ram's head right / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF, light porosity.
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Kebren (BC 460-420) Triobol344 views5th century BC. AR Triobol (1.57g). Forepart of ram right, [KE]BPH / "Wind-mill" quadripartite incuse square. VF, light porosity. Very rare.
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Kebren (BC 480-440) Diobol486 viewsca 5th cent BC. AR Diobol (1.04g). Ram's head right, KEB below / Quadripartite incuse square. VF, porosity.
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Kebren (BC 480-440) Diobol1801 viewsca 5th cent. BC. AR Diobol (1.08g). Ram's head right, KEB below / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF, toned.
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Kebren (BC 480-440) Diobol411 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Diobol (1.02g). Ram's head right / Quadripartite incuse square. Toned VF, minor porosity.
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Kebren (BC 480-440) Diobol77 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Diobol (1.28g, 10mm). Ram’s head right; below, tunny fish / Quadripartite incuse square.
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Kebren (BC 480-440) Hemiobol405 views5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (?) (7mm, 0.33g). Ram’s head right / Quadripartite incuse square. VF, some porosity. Alighieri Coll.
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Kebren (BC 480-440) Obol548 viewsca 5th cent BC. AR Obol (0.53g). Forepart of ram right / Quadripartite incuse square. Toned, nice VF, minor porosity.
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Kebren (BC 480-440) Obol862 views5th century BC. AR Obol (8mm, 0.50g). Forepart of a ram right / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF, porous.
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Kebren (BC 480-440) Obol402 views5th century BC. AR Obol (7mm, 0.59g). Ram’s head left / Quadripartite incuse square. VF, light porosity, obverse off center. Alighieri Coll.
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Kebren (BC 480-440) Obol254 viewsca late 6th-early 5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.58g, 9mm). Ram’s head left; below, tunny fish right / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF, toned, some granularity.

The obverse type of a ram’s head left is very similar, stylistically, to the early coinage of Kebren. Although the type is not published with a tunny fish beneath the ram’s head, which is usually indicative of Kyzikos, there are other symbols, such as a bird, that do appear on the Kebren coinage beneath the ram.
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Kebren (BC 480-450) Obol164 viewsca 520-480 BC. AR Obol (0.55g, 8.5mm). Head of ram left / Stellate pattern in incuse square. Unpublished?
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Kebren (BC 480-450) Trihemiobol?182 views5th century BC. AR Obol (0.81g, 9mm). Head of ram right / Stellate pattern. VF, toned.
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Kebren (BC 520-480) Diobol403 views5th century BC. AR Diobol (9mm, 1.26g). Head of ram right / Quadripartitie incuse square. VF, light porosity.
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Kebren (BC 520-480) Diobol333 views5th century BC. AR Diobol (1.10g). Ram's head left / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF, slight granularity.
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Kebren (BC 520-480) EL 1/24 Stater1388 viewsLate 6th-early 5th centuries BC. EL 1/24 Stater (7mm, 0.69g). Head of ram left / Incuse square punch. Gemini VII, lot 496, otherwise, unpublished. Good VF, light scuff on obverse.

Although there are a few electrum issues known with a ram’s head (cf. Weidauer 50-1 and Boston MFA 1756), all are distinctly different in style from this coin. At the same time, the style of the ram’s head here is a perfect match to the type found on the early silver issues at Kebren (cf. Rosen 531). SNG von Aulock 7775 and NY Sale XX, lot 197 appear to be hektes with this same style.
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Kebren (BC 520-480) Hemiobol366 views5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.22g). Ram’s head right / Incuse square. Dark find patina, VF. Rare. Mueller Coll.
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Kebren (BC 520-480) Hemiobol262 viewsca 500-480 BC. AR Hemiobol (0.24g). Head of ram left, pellet below / Irregular incuse punch. Toned, EF. Very rare.
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Kebren (BC 520-480) Hemiobol352 viewsca 500-480 BC. AR Hemiobol (0.27g). Head of ram left / Quadripartite incuse square. Toned, good VF. Very rare. Mueller Coll.
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Kebren (BC 520-480) Obol1138 viewsca 500 BC. AR Obol (0.53g). Head of ram left, bird (swan?) below / Incuse punch. Apparently unpublished with bird symbol.1 comments
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Kebren (BC 520-480) Obol438 viewsca 500 BC. AR Obol (0.52g). Head of ram left / Incuse with striations. Porous, very fine.
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Kebren (BC 520-480) Obol432 viewsca 500 BC. AR Obol (0.54g, 8mm). Head of ram left / Incuse square with striations. Good very fine.
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Kebren (BC 520-480) Obol817 viewsearly 5th cent BC. AR Obol (0.58g). Head of ram right / Rough quadripartite incuse square.
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Kebren (BC 520-480) Obol436 viewsca 500-480 BC. AR Obol (0.55g). Head of ram left / Irregular incuse punch. Toned, EF. Rare. Ex Aufhäuser 8 (1991), 115.
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Kebren (BC 520-480) Obol356 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Obol (0.58g, 8mm). Ram’s head left / Quadripartite incuse square with two raised and two sunken quarters. EF, toned, very faint porosity. Scarce. High relief ram.
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Kebren (BC 520-480) Obol185 viewsLate 6th-early 5th centuries BC. AR Obol (7mm, 0.50g). Head of ram left, bird (?) below / Incuse square. Good VF, toned, light porosity. Ex Klein Coll., 312.
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Kebren (BC 520-480) Triobol515 viewsca 500 BC. AR Triobol (11mm, 1.86g). Head of ram left / Quadripartite incuse square. VF. Rare.
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Kebren (BC 530-480) EL Hekte 67 viewsLate 6th-early 5th century BC. EL Hekte (2.47g, 10mm). Head of ram right / Incuse punch. VF. Carr coll.

Second known hekte of this type. The first example was sold by CNG and described as unique and unpublished: “Although there are a few electrum Phokaic standard hektai known with a ram’s head (particularly from Mytilene and Phokaia, and an uncertain mint [Weidauer 50]), all are distinctly different in style from this coin. At the same time, the style of the ram’s head here is a perfect match to the type found on the early silver issues at Kebren (cf. SNG Ashmolean 1076–7). See SNG Kayhan 1565 and CNG 90 (5/2012), lot 577 for myshemihektes of the same style and standard, but with head left.” CNG have since sold a hemihekte of the same style and standard [see CNG 105 (5/2017) lot 225]. The reverse of this example is very different to the CNG examples.
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