Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Astyra (BC 400-395) AE 9 - Tissaphernes185 viewsTissaphernes, Satrap of Mysia, ca 400-395 BC. AE9 (0.94g). Helmeted head of Athena right / TIΣ-ΣA, satrap galloping on horse right, wearing Persian outfit, spear in right hand. gVF.
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Astyra (BC 400-395) AE - Tissaphernes564 viewsTissaphernes, Satrap of Mysia, ca 400-395 BC. AE (0.96g). Helmeted head of Athena right / TIΣΣA, satrap galloping on horse right, wearing Persian outfit, spear in right hand. Dark green patina, EF.
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Astyra (BC 400-395) AE - Tissaphernes214 viewsTissaphernes, Satrap of Mysia, ca 400-395 BC. AE (1.03g, 6h). Helmeted head of Athena right / TIΣΣA, satrap galloping on horse right, wearing Persian outfit, spear in right hand. Good VF, black patina. Exceptional for issue.
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Astyra (BC 400-395) AE 11 - Tissaphernes314 viewsTissaphernes, ca 400-395 BC. AE11 - Chalkous (1.83g). Bare head right; TIΣΣ[A] below neck / Cult statue of Artemis Astyra, ΑΣΤΥΡΗ to left, club to right. Near EF, dark brown patina.
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Astyra (BC 400-395) AE 11 - Tissaphernes254 viewsTissaphernes, ca 400-395 BC. AE11 - Chalkous (1.98g). Bare head right; TIΣΣA below neck / Cult statue of Artemis Astyra, ΑΣΤΥΡΗ to left, club to right. Near EF, dark brown patina.
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Astyra (BC 400-395) AE 11 - Tissaphernes120 viewsTissaphernes, Satrap, ca 400-395 BC. AE11 (1.72g). Astyra? Head of Athena right / ΤΙ[ΣΣΑ-ΦΗΡΝΟΥ], Head of Dionysos (or Tissaphernes?). VF. Rare.
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Astyra (BC 400-395) AE 12 - Tissaphernes371 viewsTissaphernes, Satrap of Mysia, ca 400-395 BC. AE12 (1.29g, 2h). Bearded head of Satrap right / Cult statue of Artemis Astyrene facing, ΑΣΤΥΡΗ to left, club to right. Black-brown patina, about EF.
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Astyra (BC 400-395) AE 12 - Tissaphernes320 viewsTissaphernes, Satrap of Mysia, ca 400-395 BC. AE12. Bearded head of Satrap right, TIΣΣA below / Cult statue of Artemis Astyrene facing, ΑΣΤΥΡΗ to left, club to right. Dark patina, about EF.
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Astyra (BC 400-395) AE 12 - Tissaphernes132 viewsTissaphernes, Satrap, ca 400-395 BC. AE12 - Chalkous (1.24g). Astyra? Head of Athena right / ΤΙΣΣΑ-ΦΗ, Head of Dionysos (or Tissaphernes?). aVF.
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Astyra (BC 400-395) AE 12 - Tissaphernes 91 viewsTissaphernes, Satrap, ca 400-395 BC. AE12 - Chalkous (0.98g). Astyra. Helmeted head of Athena right / ΤΙΣΣΑ-ΦΗ, bearded head of Dionysos (or Tissaphernes?) right. aVF.
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Autophradates (BC 380-355) AE700 viewsIonia/Lydia, uncertain mint, Autophradates, Persian satrap in Lydia ca. 392-388 BC and in Ionia and Lydia ca. 380-355 BC. AE (1.19g). Head of bearded Persian Satrap in tiara right / OA and symbol. Black patina, VF, very rare.
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Autophradates (BC 380-355) AE273 viewsIonia/Lydia, uncertain mint. Autophradates, Persian satrap in Lydia ca 388-355 BC and in Ionia and Lydia ca 380-355 BC. AE (1.12g). Head of bearded Satrap right, wearing Persian tiara / corn-ear, monogram, OA. Olive-green patina, VF. Very rare. R. Mueller coll.
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Autophradates (BC 380-355) AE 1098 viewsAutophradates, Persian satrap in Lydia ca 392-388 BC, and in Ionia and Lydia ca 380-355 BC. AE10 (1.38g), uncertain mint. Head of bearded Satrap right, wearing Persian tiara / OA, fish hook, corn grain to left. VF.
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Autophradates (BC 380-355) AE 11627 viewsIonia/Lydia, uncertain mint, Autophradates, Persian satrap in Lydia ca 392-388 BC, and in Ionia and Lydia ca 380-355 BC. AE11 (1.25g). Head of bearded Persian Satrap in tiara right / Fish hook-like symbol. Very fine, rare.
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Autophradates (BC 380-355) AE 1197 viewsAutophradates, Persian Satrap in Lydia ca 392-388 BC, and in Ionia and Lydia ca 380-355 BC. AE11 (1.47g). Head of bearded Satrap right, wearing Persian tiara / OA, monoskeles, corn-ear to left. VF. Rare.
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Autophradates (BC 380-355) Diobol 139 viewsAutophradates, Satrap of Sparda (Lydia and Ionia), circa 380s-350s BC. AR Diobol(?) (10mm, 1.01g, 10h). Head left, wearing satrapal cap / Head of horse left; OATA above, ΠO monogram to lower left. VF, dark find patina. Very rare.

Autophradates distinguished himself in the Great Satraps Revolt (365-360 BC) by supporting Artaxerxes II and imprisoning the satrap of Lydia and Ionia, Artabazos (Dem. Aristoc. 671). In 333 BC, Autophradates, along with his fellow-commander, Pharnabazos, took over the Persian fleet and completed the siege of Mytilene, which had been begun by Memnon. In the Greek revolts which arose in the Aegean and western Asia Minor as a result of Alexander III’s victories, Autophradates tried to return these areas to Persian control (Arr. Anab. 2.1; Arist. Pol. 2.4.10). Little else is known of his subsequent career, although it is possible that he was among those satraps who presented themselves before Alexander at Zadracarta (Arr. Anab. 3.23).
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Autophradates (BC 380-355) Trihemiobol356 viewsAutophradates, Persian Satrap in Lydia ca 392-388 BC and in Ionia and Lydia ca 380-355 BC. AR Trihemiobol (1.03g). Head of Satrap left, wearing Persian tiara / OATA, horse's head in profile facing slightly left. Toned, rev. weak strike, VF, very rare.
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Gamerses (400-380) AE126 viewsGamerses, Satrap of Lydia, early 4th century BC. AE (1.45g). Youthful head with short hair right (Eunuch Gamerses?), wearing earring and necklace / Zeus standing right, holding scepter and eagle; star to left, [ΓΑΜΕΡΣΟΥ to right]. Dark green patina, EF. Rare.
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Gamerses (400-380) AE 13414 viewsGamerses, Satrap of Lydia, early 4th cent BC. AE13 (1.69g). Youthful head with short hair (with a braided strand in back) right (Eunuch Gamerses?), wearing earring and necklace / Zeus standing right, holding sceptre in right hand, eagle in left; star to left, ΓΑΜΕΡΣΟΥ to right. EF, dark green patina. Gutknecht Coll., ex Bank Leu AG, Zurich, 1992.
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Gamerses (400-380) AE 13376 viewsGamerses, Satrap of Lydia, early 4th cent BC. AE13 (1.52g). Youthful head with short hair (with a braided strand in back) right (Eunuch Gamerses?), wearing earring and necklace / Zeus standing right, holding sceptre in right hand, eagle in left; star to left, ΓΑΜΕΡΣΟΥ to right. EF, dark green patina.
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Gamerses (400-380) AE 1370 viewsGamerses, Satrap of Lydia, early 4th century BC. AE13 (1.61g). Youthful head with short hair (with a braided strand in back) right (Eunuch Gamerses?), wearing earring and necklace / Zeus standing right, holding scepter and eagle; star to left, ΓΑΜΕΡΣΟΥ to right. Dark green patina, aEF.
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Klazomenai (BC 387/6) AE 12159 views4th century BC. AE12 (1.73g, 12h). Head of uncertain satrap right / Tripod; [K?]ΛA downward to right. Unpublished? VF, black patina.

The attribution is uncertain. Clearly from western Asia Minor, other city names could accord with the portion of the ethnic visible on the coin, but the small trace of the initial letter that is struck up seems to best match a “K”.
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Kyzikos (BC 398-395) Tetradrachm - Pharnabazos660 viewsPharnabazos, Persian Satrap and military commander, ca 398-396/5 BC. AR Tetradrachm (22mm, 14.67g, 2h). ΦAR-N-[A]-BA, head of Pharnabazos right, weaing satrapal cap tied below his chin, and diadem / Ornate ship’s prow left, decorated with a griffin and prophylactic eye; before and aft, two dolphins downward; below, tunny left. Good VF, toned, slightly granular surface. Very rare, Maffre located thirteen extant examples, eight of which are in museum collections. Ex Giessener Münzhandlung 69 (11/1994), lot 276a.

Struck during the period of warfare between Spartans and Persians, this issue commenced after Pharnabazos received the responsibility for the management of the Achaemenid navy in 398 BC, and ended with the temporary closure of the mint in 396 BC due to the Spartan presence in the area. Maffre's die study suggests that, although only 13 examples are known today, the coinage was quite massive and instrumental in facilitating Pharnabazos' naval success that culminated in the Battle of Knidos.
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Memnon (BC 338-334) Drachm445 viewsMemnon, Satrap in Ionia, ca 338-334 BC. Ephesos? AR Drachm (3.75g). Head of Satrap right, wearing Persian tiara (bashlyk) / Persian King kneeling right, holding bow and spear, ΒΑΣΙΛΕ to left, within incuse square. VF. Extremely rare.
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Memnon (BC 340-334) Siglos434 viewsMemnon of Rhodes, Satrap in Ionia, ca 340-334 BC. Ephesos? AR Siglos (5.46g, 3h). Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, holding dagger and bow / Incuse relief map of the hinterland of Ephesos(?). Good VF, trace of encrustation on reverse. Extremely rare.

The reverse depicts what Johnston interprets as a relief map of the hinterland of Ephesos (the earliest Greek map and first physical relief map known) - the mountains Tmolos and Messogis between the river valleys of the Caister and Maeander, and three mountain ridges (Madranbaba Dagi, Karincali Dagi, and Akaba Tepesi). Johnston follows Six in suggesting that the coins were probably struck under the Persian general Memnon at Ephesos, circa 336-334 BC, in order to pay his army after he had captured the city, but before his defeat by Alexander at the Battle of Granicus in 334. However, this theory is still debated and doubted by some scholars, most recently by Leo Mildenberg.
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Memnon (BC 340-334) Tetradrachm464 viewsMemnon of Rhodes, Satrap in Ionia, ca 340-334 BC. Ephesos? AR Tetradrachm (15.03g). Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, holding spear and bow, ΔΗ to left / Incuse relief map of the hinterland of Ephesos(?). EF. Extremely rare.
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Memnon (BC 340-334) Tetradrachm340 viewsMemnon of Rhodes, Satrap in Ionia, ca 340-334 BC. Ephesos? AR Tetradrachm (15.19g). Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, holding spear and bow / Incuse relief map of the hinterland of Ephesos(?). Toned, EF. Extremely rare.
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Memnon (BC 350-334) AE223 viewsMemnon of Rhodes?, ca 350-334 BC. AE (1.41g). Persian King running/kneeling right, holding bow and spear / Persian fire altar (?). Fine dark green patina, flan break, EF. Rare. Mueller coll.
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Memnon (BC 350-334) AE 13351 viewsMemnon of Rhodes?, ca 350-334 BC. AE13 (1.54g). Persian King running/kneeling right, holding bow and spear / Dynastic symbol? Fine dark green patina with some red patches, EF. Rare. Gutknecht coll.
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Memnon (BC 350-334) AE 1381 viewsMemnon of Rhodes?, ca 350-334 BC. AE13 (1.97g, 12h). Persian king or hero in kneeling-running right, holding spear and bow / Two concentric squares, a line projecting out from one side of outer square. VF, dark brown patina.

From at least the early 1900s, this type has been traditionally assigned to Memnon of Rhodes, but there is no evidence to substantiate such a specific attribution. The style of the obverse links it to the “map” issues of the Achaemenid satraps in Ionia, which have been dated to circa 350-333 BC.
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Memnon (BC 350-340) AE 252 viewsMemnon, Satrap in Ionia, ca 350-334 BC. Ephesos? AE (1.57g). Persian king kneeling right, holding bow and spear, [BA behind?] / Incuse relief map of the hinterland of Ephesos(?). Dark green patina, light corrosion, VF. R. Mueller coll.; ex Klein coll.
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Memnon (BC 350-340) AE 956 viewsUncertain satrap, ca 350-333 BC. AE9 (0.81g, 3h). Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, holding spear and bow / Incuse relief map of the hinterland of Ephesos(?). Near VF, green patina, earthen deposits.
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Memnon (BC 350-340) AE 13286 viewsMemnon, Satrap in Ionia, ca 350-340 BC. Ephesos? AE13 (2.15g). Persian king kneeling right, holding bow and spear, BA behind; countermark: star / Incuse relief map of the hinterland of Ephesos(?). Nice VF, glossy brown patina, possibly overstruck. Very rare.
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Memnon (BC 350-340) AE 13211 viewsMemnon of Rhodes?, Ephesos?, ca 350-340 BC. AE13 (1.88g). Persian king kneeling right, holding bow and spear, BA behind; countermark: star / Incuse relief map of the hinterland of Ephesos(?). Possibly overstruck. Glossy brown-black patina, VF.
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Memnon (BC 350-340) AE 1449 viewsAchaemenid Period, Uncertain Satrap, ca 350-334 BC. AE14 (2.4g). Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, holding spear and bow; countermark: eight-rayed star / Incuse relief map of the hinterland of Ephesos. VF.
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Orontes (BC 357-352) AE244 viewsOrontes, Satrap of Mysia, ca 357-352 BC. AE (0.97g), struck at Kisthene. Bearded head of Satrap right, wearing Persian headdres (Bashlyk) / Forepart of winged boar right, [ORO-NT-A (?)] around.
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Orontes (BC 357-352) AE234 viewsOrontes, Satrap of Mysia, ca 357-352 BC. AE (1.06g), struck at Kisthene. Bearded head of Satrap right, wearing Persian headdres (Bashlyk), K below / Forepart of winged boar right, ORO-NT-A around. Dark green patina, VF. Ex Aufhauser 6 (1989), lot 105.
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Orontes (BC 357-352) AE231 viewsOrontes, Satrap of Mysia, 357-352 BC. AE (1.68g), struck in Adramytteion. Laureate head of Zeus right / OPONTA, forepart of Pegasos right. Dark green patina, VF.
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Orontes (BC 357-352) AE196 viewsOrontes, Satrap of Mysia. AE (0.70g), struck in Adramytteion. Head of Satrap, wearking Persian headdress (bashlyk) / [OPO]NTA, forepart of Pegasos. Black patina, VF.
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Orontes (BC 357-352) AE 1044 viewsOrontes, Satrap of Mysia, ca 357-352 BC. AE10 (1.17g), struck at Kisthene. Bearded head of Satrap right, wearing Persian tiara / Forepart of winged boar right, ORO-NT-A around. VF. Rare.
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Orontes (BC 357-352) AE 1148 viewsOrontes, Satrap of Mysia, ca 357-352 BC. AE11 (1.60g, 12h), struck at Adramytteion. Laureate head of Zeus right / Forepart of Pegasos right. VF, attractive dark green patina.
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Orontes (BC 357-352) AE 12288 viewsOrontes, Satrap of Mysia, 357-352 BC. AE12 (1.45g), struck in Adramytteion. Laureate head of Zeus right / OPO-N-T-A, forepart of Pegasos right. Light brown patina, VF. Gutknecht coll.
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Orontes (BC 357-352) AE 9262 viewsOrontes, Satrap of Mysia, ca 357-352 BC. AE9, struck at Kisthene. Bearded head of Satrap right, wearing Persian headdress (Bashlyk) / Forepart of winged boar right, ΚΙΣ above. Some surface deposit, EF. Very rare.
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Orontes (BC 357-352) AE 9169 viewsOrontes, Satrap of Mysia, circa 357-352 BC. AE9 (0.65g, 10h), struck in Adramytteion (?). Female head (Io?) right / Forepart of Pegasos left; OPON in exergue. VF, dark brown patina. Apparently unique.
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Orontes (BC 357-352) AE 950 viewsOrontes, Satrap of Mysia, ca 357-352 BC. AE9 (0.75g, 5h), struck at Kisthene. Bearded head of Satrap right, wearing Persian headdress (Bashlyk) / Forepart of winged boar right, ΚΙΣ above. VF, green patina. Very rare.
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Orontes (BC 357-352) Diobol123 viewsOrontes, Satrap of Mysia, ca 357-352 BC. AR Diobol (11mm, 1.32g, 6h), struck in Kisthene. Head of Athena left, wearing crested helmet / Forepart of winged boar left, OPONTA around. Unique. EF.
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Orontes (BC 357-352) Diobol89 viewsOrontes, Satrap of Mysia, ca 357-352 BC. AR Diobol (11mm, 1.33g, 12h), struck in Adramytteion (?). Helmeted head of Athena right / Forepart of Pegasos left, OPONTA above. VF. Very rare.
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Orontes (BC 357-352) Diobol49 viewsOrontes, Satrap of Mysia, ca 357-352 BC. AR 1/4 Siglos or Diobol (10mm, 1.22g, 12h), struck at Adramytteion. Helmeted head of Athena right / Forepart of Pegasos left; OPON[TA] above. VF, toned, porous. Rare denomination for satrap, and unpublished in the standard references with reverse type to left.
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Orontes (BC 357-352) Obol163 viewsOrontes, Satrap of Mysia, ca 357-352 BC. AR Obol (0.52g), struck in Adramytteion (?). Helmeted head of Athena right / Forepart of Pegasos left, OPONTA below. VF. Very rare. R. Mueller coll.
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Orontes (BC 357-352) Obol 33 viewsOrontes, Satrap of Mysia, ca 357-352 BC. AR 1/8 Siglos or Obol (8mm, 0.47g, 3h), struck at Adramytteion. Helmeted head of Athena right / Forepart of Pegasos left; OPONTA in exergue. Near VF, toned, some roughness. Very rare denomination.
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Orontes (BC 357-352) Tetrobol363 viewsOrontes, Satrap of Mysia, ca 357-352 BC. AR Tetrobol (2.64g, 12h), struck at Kisthene. Nude hoplite crouching left behind shield, spear at ready / Forepart of winged boar right, OPO-NT-A around. Good VF, lightly toned. Choice flan. Very rare
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Orontes (BC 357-352) Tetrobol302 viewsOrontes, Satrap of Mysia, ca 357-352 BC. AR Tetrobol (2.53g), struck in Adramytteion? Helmeted head of Athena left / OPON-T-A, forepart of Pegasos right. VF, light porosity. Very rare - Troxell was able to locate only 8 specimens in her study.
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Orontes (BC 357-352) Tetrobol256 viewsOrontes, Satrap of Mysia, ca 357-352 BC. AR Tetrobol (2.65g), struck at Kisthene. Nude hoplite crouching left behind shield, spear at ready / Forepart of winged boar right, OPO-NT-A around. Good VF, evenly porous surfaces. Extremely rare.
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Orontes (BC 357-352) Tetrobol262 viewsOrontes, Satrap of Mysia, ca 357-352 BC. AR Tetrobol (2.73g), struck at Kisthene. Nude hoplite crouching left behind shield, spear at ready / Forepart of winged boar right, OPO-NT-A around. VF, porous surfaces. Rare.
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Orontes (BC 357-352) Tetrobol305 viewsOrontes, Satrap of Mysia, ca 357-352 BC. AR Tetrobol (2.53g, 14mm), struck in Adramytteion? Head of Athena right, wearing helmet with large crest / ORONTA, forepart of Pegasss right, in incuse square. Unpublished variety of a very rare issue. VF/gVF.
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Orontes (BC 357-352) Tetrobol210 viewsOrontes, Satrap of Mysia, ca 357-352 BC. AR Tetrobol (15mm, 2.65g), struck in Adramytteion. Helmeted head of Athena left / Forepart of Pegasos right. VF, toned. Rare, Troxell was able to locate only 8 specimens in her study. Ex Triton IV (12/2000), lot 233.
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Orontes (BC 357-352) Tetrobol50 viewsOrontes, Satrap of Mysia, ca 357-352 BC. AR Half Siglos or Tetrobol (14mm, 2.50g, 12h). Helmeted head of Athena left / Forepart of Pegasos right; OPON-T-A around. VF, toned, a bit porous. Very rare.
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Orontes (BC 357-352) Tetrobol54 viewsOrontes, Satrap of Mysia, Circa 357-352 BC. AR Half Siglos or Tetrobol (13mm, 2.75g, 12h). Struck in Kisthene. Nude hoplite crouching left behind shield, spear at ready / Forepart of winged boar right. VF, bright surfaces, porous. Very rare.
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Orontes (BC 357-352) Tetrobol 37 viewsOrontes, Satrap of Mysia, ca 357-352 BC. AR Tetrobol (2.45g, 3h), struck at Kisthene. Nude hoplite crouching left behind shield, spear at ready / [O]RONT-[A], forepart of winged boar right. Good VF, toned, minor porosity. Very rare.
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Pergamon (BC 450-400) Triobol701 viewsca 450 BC. AR Diobol (11mm, 1.43g, 9h). Laureate head of Apollo right / Bearded head of satrap right within incuse square. Near VF, toned, granular surfaces.
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Skamandreia (BC 362) AE 9174 viewsSkamandreia, Satrap of Ionia and Mysia, ca 362 BC. AE9 (1.02g). Head of Satrap right / Forepart of horse right, [Σ]ΚΑ above. Dark patina, very fine, rare.
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Spithradates (BC 334) AE 10265 viewsSpithridates, Satrap in Lydia and Ionia, ca 334 BC. AE10 (1.13g, 2h). Head of satrap right, wearing Persian headdress / Protome of horse right; monogram in upper left field. EF, black patina with trace of orange in obverse crevices.
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Spithradates (BC 334) AE 11229 viewsSpithridates, Satrap in Lydia and Ionia, ca 334 BC. AE11 (1.41g). Head of satrap right, wearing Persian leather headdress (kidaris) / Protome of horse right; monogram in upper left field, [ΣΠΙ] below. Dark green patina, EF. Rare. H.H. Gutknecht Coll.; ex Bank Leu AG, Zurich, 1983.
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Spithridates (BC 334) AE277 viewsSpithridates, Satrap in Lydia and Ionia, ca 334 BC. AE (1.23g). Head of satrap right, wearing Persian tiara (bashlyk) / Forepart of horse right, regal symbol above, ΣΠ below. VF-EF.
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Spithridates (BC 334) AE369 viewsSpithridates, Satrap in Lydia and Ionia, ca 334 BC. AE (1.71g). Head of satrap right, wearing Persian headdress / Protome of horse right; monogram in upper left field, ΣΠΙ below. Dark green patina, EF. Rare.

Spithridates fell 344 BC at the Battle of Granikos in the duel against Alexander of Macedonia.
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Spithridates (BC 334) Diobol213 viewsSpithridates, Satrap of Lydia and Ionia, ca 334 BC. AR Diobol (?) (1.23g). Head of satrap left, wearing Persian tiara (bashlyk) / Forepart of horse right, ΣΠΙΘ below. VF. Very rare.
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Spithridates (BC 334) Diobol 207 viewsSpithridates. Satrap of Lydia and Ionia, circa 334 BC. AR Diobol (1.32g, 12h). Head of Spithridates right, wearing Persian headdress / Forepart of horse right; monogram above, ΣΠΙ below. Unpublished as a silver issue. VF, light roughness. Possibly unique.
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Spithridates (BC 334) Tetrobol95 viewsSpithridates, Satrap of Ionia and Lydia, ca 334 BC. AR Tetrobol (2.76g, 14mm, 11h). Head left, wearing satrapal headdress / Forepart of horse right; ΣΠIΘPI below. VF, toned, slight roughness, a few light marks. Extremely rare.
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Spithridates (BC 334) Tetrobol139 viewsSpithridates, Satrap of Lydia and Ionia under Darius III, ca 335/4 BC. AR Tetrobol (2.25g). Head of satrap left, wearing Persian headdress / Forepart of Pegasos right, ΣΠI-ΘPI behind and below. Extremely rare portrait of satrap. EF.

The Lampsakene reverse (Pegasos rather than a horse) might point to a date in early spring 334, when (or shortly before) Alexander crossed the Hellespont.
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Teuthrania (BC 400) AE 9 - Prokles106 viewsProkles, Satrap of Teuthrania and Halisarna, ca 400 BC. AE9 (1.1g). Head of Apollo left / T[EY], head of satrap right, wearing kyrbasia; [monogram to right]. Very rare. aVF.
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 350-341) Tetradrachm782 viewsAchaemenid Period, ca 350-334 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.10g, 5h), struck ca 350-341 BC in Caria? Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, drawing bow / Satrap on horseback right, thrusting spear. VF, attractive dark iridescent toning, flat strike. Rare. Ex CNG 36 (12/1995), lot 2079; Spink America (5/1995), lot 230; Pixodarus Hoard, 23.

The archer-horseman tetradrachms are one of the most enigmatic Persian coinages struck in Asia Minor prior to the invasion of Alexander the Great. Though various symbols and letters occur in the fields, no inscription exists to help us identify the issuer, mint, or purpose of issue. Konuk, however, identified two series, with and without subsidiary symbols on the reverse. Also, analysis of the Pixodarus Hoard has allowed the coinage to be dated from the decade beginning circa 350 BC. Additionally, as only the earlier, non-symbol, type is represented, Meadows concluded that the date of deposit of the hoard, 341 BC, served as a tentative divider between the two series.
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 350-341) Tetradrachm439 viewsAchaemenid Period, circa 350-334 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.07g, 12h), struck ca 341-334 BC in Caria? Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, drawing bow / Satrap on horseback right, thrusting spear; to left, bearded male head right. Good VF, toned, minor porosity. Unpublished variety of an extremely rare type with symbol on reverse. Ex Gorny & Mosch 117 (10/2002), lot 335 (where it realized EUR 4200).
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 350-341) Tetradrachm376 viewsMemnon?, ca 350-341 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.27g). Persian king kneeling right, drawing bow; quiver on shoulder / Satrap on horse galloping right. Attractively toned, nice VF, choice flan. Very nice for this scarce issue.
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 350-341) Tetradrachm 316 viewsCaria, Achaemenid Period, ca 350-334 BC. AR Tetradrachm (14.21g, 6h). Struck circa 350-341 BC. Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, drawing bow / Persian satrap on horseback right, thrusting spear held in his right hand, left hand on rein. Good VF, toned, a few traces of porosity. Both dies engraved in the finest style for the type, displaying unusual detail in the facial features and musculature.
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 400-350) AE 963 viewsUncertain Satrap, Troas or Mysia. 4th century BC. AE9 (1.3g). Laureate head of Apollo right / Ivy Leaf, monogram below. VF. Very rare.
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 400-350) AE 1078 viewsUncertain Satrap, Troas or Mysia. 4th century BC. AE10 (1.1g). Laureate head of Apollo right / Ivy leaf, monogram below. VF. Very rare.
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 400-350) AE 10 54 viewsUncertain Satrap, Troas or Mysia. 4th century BC. AE10 (1.4g). Laureate head of Apollo right / Ivy leaf, monogram (?) below. gVF. Very rare.
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 400-350) AE 990 viewsUncertain Satrap, Troas or Mysia, 4th century BC. AE9 (0.70g, 8-9mm). Bearded head right, wearing satrapal headdress / BA, Persian king or hero in kneeling-running right, holding spear and bow. gVF. Rare.
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 5th cent) - Hemiobol588 views5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.30g, 6mm). Bearded head right, wearing satrapal headdress / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF, toned. Extremely rare.
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 5th cent) - Hemitetartemorion191 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Hemitartemorion (0.05g). Head of Satrap right, wearing Persian headress / Blank (incuse?). Good VF, original find patina.
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Zenis (BC 412-399) AE 8266 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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Zenis (BC 4th cent) AE289 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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Zenis (BC 4th cent) AE 8324 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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Zenis (BC 4th cent) AE 10521 viewsZenis?, Satrap in Troas, ca 4th cent 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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Zenis (BC 4th cent) AE 8470 viewsZenis, Satrap of Dardanos, ca 412-399 BC. AE8 (0.54g, 12h), struck at Kebren. Head of a satrap left, wearing Persian tiara / KE monogram. VF, brown patina.
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Zenis (BC 4th cent) AE 9509 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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