Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Kebren (BC 281-261) AE 10 - as Antiochia680 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 350-310) AE 1664 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 9415 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 9320 viewsca 399-350 BC. AE9mm (0.95g, 8h). Confronted ram’s heads / KE monogram. VF, green patina.
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Kebren (BC 400-300) AE 9389 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 10572 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 400-300) AE 10534 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 10465 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 19207 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 20153 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 26418 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 26368 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 450) Diobol741 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) Diobol737 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) Diobol955 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) Diobol533 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) Diobol226 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) Drachm470 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) Drachm680 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) Hemidrachm634 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) Hemidrachm569 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) Hemidrachm840 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) Hemidrachm367 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) Hemidrachm586 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) Hemidrachm213 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) Hemidrachm96 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) Obol134 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) Obol178 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) Obol192 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) Hemiobol537 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) Hemiobol329 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) Hemiobol277 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) Obol436 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) Obol509 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) Triobol289 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) Diobol391 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) Diobol1558 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) Diobol337 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) Diobol0 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) Hemiobol344 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) Obol462 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) Obol748 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) Obol347 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) Obol191 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) Obol111 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?130 views5th century BC. AR Obol (0.81g, 9mm). Head of ram right / Stellate pattern. VF, toned.
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Kebren (BC 520-480) Diobol352 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) Diobol275 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 Stater1200 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) Hemiobol320 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) Hemiobol216 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) Hemiobol292 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) Obol997 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) Obol366 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) Obol360 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) Obol736 viewsearly 5th cent BC. AR Obol (0.58g). Head of ram right / Rough quadripartite incuse square.
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Kebren (BC 520-480) Obol368 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) Obol302 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) Obol131 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) Triobol435 viewsca 500 BC. AR Triobol (11mm, 1.86g). Head of ram left / Quadripartite incuse square. VF. Rare.
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