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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Magnesia (BC 458-400) Hemiobol44 views5th century BC. AR Hemiobol(?) (7mm, 0.44g). Head of African left / Barley grain; letters(?) on one side; all within incuse circle. Unpublished in the standard refences. VF, light porosity, light scratch on obverse.1 comments07/20/17 at 15:44Dimitry: Tentatively placing these types in Magnesia
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Griffin - EL 1/6283 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL Hekte - 1/6 Stater (10.5mm, 2.34g). Lydo-Milesian standard. Head of lion(?) left, pellet (sun?) on forehead / Two incuse squares with irregular lines within. Good VF. Very rare.1 comments09/24/16 at 02:55Dimitry: Similar to griffins of Karia - see coin ID #6419 and #9171
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Griffin - EL 1/6188 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL Hekte (2.31g, 11mm). Head of lion (or seal) left / Two incuse square punches. gVF.1 comments09/24/16 at 02:54Dimitry: Similar to griffins of Karia - see coin ID #6419 and #9171
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Myous (BC 300-200) AE 10357 views3rd-2nd century BC. AE10 (0.9g). Female head right, wearing stephane and necklace (Artemis?) / MY, bow and arrow. VF.2 comments10/22/15 at 07:00jednum: Es gibt ein solches Exemplar mit MY (O)N. Auch bei dem hier abgebildeten Exemplar ist unten vielleic...
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Metropolis (AD 193-217) AE 30 - Julia Domna169 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE30 (13.26g, 6h). Draped bust right / Cybele seated left on backless throne, holding patera and resting forearm on tympanum; at feet, lion seated left, with paw raised. Fine, dark green patina, minor roughness. Ex Frederick Coll.; ex Lindgren Coll.1 comments12/24/14 at 10:28: It interesting to note that the obverse die used on this coin was actually shared by (at least) thre...
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion 1 - EL 1/6462 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (10mm, 2.34g). Lydo-Milesian standard. Figural type. Head of lion right, in linear form / Rough incuse square. Near EF. Very rare denomination. 1 comments08/11/14 at 01:07Gultekin: For more information, see the article; Hasan Beden, "Oroanna", Izmir Numismatic Society, B...
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Samos (BC 522-520) Diobol?200 views5th century BC. AR Diobol (1.1g, 11mm). Forepart of winged boar right / Head of roaring lion right within dotted square border. Apparently unpublished.2 comments03/05/14 at 01:41Dimitry: Thanks, moved though not sure of dating
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Samos (BC 522-520) Diobol?200 views5th century BC. AR Diobol (1.1g, 11mm). Forepart of winged boar right / Head of roaring lion right within dotted square border. Apparently unpublished.2 comments02/27/14 at 20:21Michael: May want to consider Samos as a possible attribution. The primary elements of this coin are present...
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Magnesia (AD 222-235) AE 36 - Severus Alexander441 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE36 - Medallion (20.13g, 6h). Aur. Tychicus, grammateus. AYT K M • AYP CEY H • AΛEΞANΔPOC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / MAΓNH T ΩN EΠ I ΓP AVP • TVΞIK/OV •, Zeus Nikephorus seated left on stool. Good VF, black-green patina with dusty earthen overtones. Extremely rare, only the third example of this type known.

Apart from the Paris specimen published by Mionnet, the only other published example of the type, though with a different placement of the reverse legend, appeared in the Weber Coll. (J. Hirsch XXIV, 5/1909), lot 2880, with the reverse illustrated on pl. XXXIX of the catalog.
1 comments02/02/14 at 08:54Helvetica: This coin is from Magnesia, Ionia, not Magnesia ad Sipylum, Lydia, which always had some indication ...
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Myous (BC 300-200) AE 10357 views3rd-2nd century BC. AE10 (0.9g). Female head right, wearing stephane and necklace (Artemis?) / MY, bow and arrow. VF.2 comments09/12/13 at 01:37Dimitry: Attribution to Myous is uncertain
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) thunderbolt - EL 1/12 Stater655 viewsca 600 BC. EL 1/12 Stater (1.13g). Milesian standard. Uncertain structure: Two broad parallel strings crossing four tresses / Incuse square with irregular surface. Missing in major references; possibly unpublished. EF.1 comments08/11/13 at 10:33jednum: Das Bild zeigt ein Blitzbündel. Siehe die zugehörige Hekte unten.
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Klazomenai (BC 387/6) AE 12412 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”.
1 comments01/27/13 at 00:40Dimitry: This coin may depict Tiribazos, who delivered the terms of the King's Peace (under Artaxerxes I...
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Kolophon (BC 500-480) Tetartemorion258 viewsca 450-410 BC. AR Tetartemorion (6mm, 0.19g). Head of Apollo facing slightly right / Quadripartite incuse square; H P A K (?) in quarters. VF, toned, minor porosity. Alighieri Coll. 1 comments12/25/11 at 06:10Dimitry: Compare this coin to #6272
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Erythrai (BC 520-480) EL Hekte1083 viewsca 480 BC. EL 1/6 Stater - Hekte (2.56g). Head of Herakles facing left, wearing lion-skin headdress, truncation adorned by a row of dots / Four-part incuse square, one quarter filled. Good VF.1 comments10/03/10 at 03:40Dimitry: This coin was sold at auction as Ionia, Phokaia
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Samos (BC 200-100) AE373 viewsca 200 BC. AE (0.99g). Prow of a Samian galley right in dotted circle / Prow of a Samian galley left. gF. Rare.1 comments07/25/10 at 06:54Dimitry: The obverse is on the right
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion 3 - EL 1/24656 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL 1/24th Stater (6mm, 0.56g). Lion head facing / Incuse punch. Good VF.1 comments07/16/10 at 21:53Dimitry: CNG is attributing these to Miletos. Probably correct, as with most of these Ionia Uncertain on Mil...
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Erythrai (BC 440-400) Diobol?341 views480-400 BC. AR Diobol? (13mm, 1.79g). Pegasos flying right, pilos to left, A below / Rosette with 12 petals, Ε-Ρ-Υ-Θ around, within incuse square.1 comments07/15/10 at 05:21Dimitry: This coin seems to be related to #575
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Larisa (BC 400-300) Obol491 views4th century BC. AR Obol (?) (0.75g). Laureate head of Apollo(?) right / [...]ARIS-[...]ION, eagle with spread wings; club below right wing. Apparently unpublished. VF, dark find patina, some roughness. Possibly unique.1 comments07/12/10 at 00:45Dimitry: Although CNG identified the coin as from Larisa in Aiolis, it does not seem to fit the typical types...
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Larisa (BC 400-300) Obol540 views4th century BC. AR Obol (?) (0.8g, 9mm). Head of Apollo (or Nymph) right, hair in sakkos? / ΛΑΡΙΣ-AION, eagle with spread wings, club below right wing. Rare. Chipped, VF.1 comments07/12/10 at 00:29Dimitry: Although Lanz identified the coin as from Larisa in Aiolis, it does not seem to fit the typical type...
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Ephesos (BC 138) Cistophoric Tetradrachm778 viewsca 166-67 BC. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (12.72g, 12h). Dated RY 2 (of Attalos III of Pergamon = 138/7 BC). Cista mystica with serpent; all within ivy wreath / [E]FE, bow-case with serpents; B above facing bust of Artemis Ephesia to left. Superb EF.2 comments03/28/10 at 00:44Dimitry: thank you Walter, changes made
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Ephesos (BC 138) Cistophoric Tetradrachm778 viewsca 166-67 BC. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (12.72g, 12h). Dated RY 2 (of Attalos III of Pergamon = 138/7 BC). Cista mystica with serpent; all within ivy wreath / [E]FE, bow-case with serpents; B above facing bust of Artemis Ephesia to left. Superb EF.2 comments03/10/10 at 21:55: FYI: This item is actually from Ephesus, not Pergamon (probably just inadvertently misplaced into th...
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Smyrna (AD 41-54) AE 19 - Britannicus?888 viewsBritannicus, son of Claudius and Messalina, 41-54 AD. Philistos and Eikadios, magistrates. AE19 (3.88g), struck ca 50-54 AD. ZMU, Youthful, draped bust of Britannicus right / EPI FILISTOU - EIKADI/OS, Nike flying right, holding palm over left shoulder. Rare. Dark, olive patina, partially rough surface on obv. EF.1 comments12/13/09 at 12:16Tom: According to RPC I this coin is more likely to portray Nero, as Caesar. Either way the names are not...
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Smyrna (BC 27-AD 14) AE 16 - Augustus415 viewsAugustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AE16 (7.04g). Hermokles, circa 15 BC. ΣEBAΣTOΣ ZMYPNAIΩN, bare head right / [ΔIO]NYΣIOΣ KOΛΛYBAΣ; Nike right with wreath and palm branch. VF.1 comments08/10/09 at 19:25Dimitry: Where is the reference to Hermokles?
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Phokaia (BC 387-326) Hemidrachm739 viewsca 387-326 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.12g, 2h). Helmeted head of Athena left / Head of griffin left; ΑΓ monogram below. Good VF, minor porosity. Rare.1 comments09/17/05 at 21:49Dimitry: Odd style and seems to lack ethnic present on all other examples.
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Kolophon (BC 450-410) Tritemorion619 viewsca 450-410 BC. AR Persic Tritemorion? (1/3 obol) (0.30g). Head of Apollo? right, wearing helmet? / Mark of value or monogram? in incuse square.1 comments06/12/05 at 21:25Dimitry: It has also been argued that this is a Trihemitetatrtemorion (3/8 obol), which the seller listed as ...
     
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