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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

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The Kaystrianoi (BC 200-50) AE 167 views2nd-1st century BC. AE16 (3.04g, 1h). Laureate head of Apollo right / Winged kerykeion. Near VF, green patina, adjustment marks. Scarce city.Feb 25, 2017
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Mytilene (AD 193-211) AE 45 - Septimius Severus23 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE45 - Medallion (54.14g). AY KAI A CЄΠ CЄOYHPOC ΠЄPTINAΞ, laureate, cuirassed bust right, wearing aegis / ЄΠI CTPA APT ЄMΩNOC TOY CЄKOYN Emperor in military dress standing left, holding parazonium and sacrifing with a patera over lighted altar. Behind Nike holding palm and crowing him. In exergue, MYTIΛHNAIΩN. Extremely rare. Brown tone. gVF.Feb 20, 2017
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Nikomedeia (AD 238-244) AE 31 - Gordian III15 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE31 (19.52g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Nike standing facing, head left; holdin crown and palm branch. Rare. Nice light brown patina. VF.Feb 20, 2017
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Side (AD 253-268) AE 31 - Gallienus20 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE31 (19.01g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. gVF.Feb 20, 2017
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Synnada (AD 198-217) AE 23 - Caracalla10 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE23 (8.42g). Laureate bust right / CVNNA-ΔEΩN, Apollo standing left, holding branch. Attractive brown tone. gVF.Feb 20, 2017
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Kotiaeion (AD 177-192) AE 22 - Commodus14 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE22 (4.30g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Aklepius standing right, holding serpent-staff. Brown tone. VF.Feb 20, 2017
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Prusias ad Hypium (AD 217-218) AE 34 - Macrinus20 viewsMacrinus, 217-218 AD. AE34 (22.78g). Laurate and cuirassed bust right / Hercules standing left, wrestling giant Antaeus whom he is lifting off the ground. Brown-green patina. Light scratches on rev.; otherwise VF.

A giant of Libya and the son of Poseidon and Gaia (the earth goddess), Antaeus would challenge travelers to wrestling matches, easily killing his opponents and collecting their bones to construct a temple to his father. Antaeus had defeated most of his opponents until it came to his fight with Heracles. Upon finding that he could not beat Antaeus by throwing him to the ground as he would reheal due to his parentage (Gaia), Heracles discovered the secret of his power. Holding Antaeus aloft, Heracles crushed him in a bearhug.
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Komana (AD 54-68) AE 1922 viewsTime of Nero, 54-68 AD. AE19 (4.67g). Radiate head right / Club in wreath. VF.Feb 20, 2017
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Tmolos-Aureliopolis (AD 198-217) AE 34 - Caracalla6 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE34 - Medallion (24.84g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Apparently unique and unpublished. Dark brown patina. VF. Ex Gorny & Mosch sale 90 (1998), lot 615.Feb 20, 2017
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Nikaia (AD 251-253) AE 25 - Trebonianus Gallus4 viewsTrebonianus Gallus, 251-253 AD. AE25 (7.07g). Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Homonoia seated left; holding patera and cornucopia. VF.Feb 20, 2017
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Nikaia (AD 235-238) AE 25 - Maximus2 viewsMaximus, Caesar, 235-238 AD. AE25 (7.65g). Draped and cuirassed bust right / Demeter standing left; holding corn-ears and torch. VF.Feb 20, 2017
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Neoklaudiopolis (AD 193-217) AE 27 - Julia Domna9 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE27 (11.17g). 200/1 AD. Draped bust right / Eagle on altar standing left; holding wreath in beck; between two standard. Apparently unpublished. Dark green patina. VF.Feb 20, 2017
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Sebastopolis-Herakleiopolis (AD 198-217) AE 33 - Caracalla9 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE33 (15.85g). Dated CY 208 (205/6 AD). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Herakles reclining left; in exergue, ETHC (year). Extremely rare. aVF.Feb 20, 2017
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Pogla (AD 198-209) AE 27 - Geta2 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 198-209 AD. AE27 (10.33g). Bare head and cuirassed bust right / ΠOΓΛЄΩN Dionysus standing left, holding thyrsus and cantharos; behind, panther. Apparently unpublished. Attractive portrait. gVF.Feb 20, 2017
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Andeda (AD 222-235) AE 29 -Julia Mamaea3 viewsJulia Mamaea, Augusta, 222-235 AD. AE29 (20.22g). Draped bust right / temple with two columns enclosing statue of Artemis of Perga. Attractive dark brown patina. VF. Ex Santamaria sale (3/1953), Signorelli part. III, 929.Feb 20, 2017
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Sillyon (AD 41-54) AE 18 - Claudius3 viewsClaudius (?), 41-54 AD. AE18 (3.83g). Laureate head right; in front, K / CIΛΛYEΩN Laureate head of Apollo right. Very rare. Brown tone. gVF.Feb 20, 2017
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Perge (AD 253-268) AE 30 - Gallienus1 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE30 (13.89g). Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, in front I / ΠЄPΓAIAC APTЄMIΔOC ACVΛOV, Artemis radiate standing left, head right, wearing long chiton; holding long torch and bow. VF.Feb 20, 2017
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Aspendos (AD 253-260) AE 31 - Valerian I2 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE31 (10.82g). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Light green patina. VF.Feb 20, 2017
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Kotiaeion (AD 198-217) AE 26 - Caracalla4 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE26 (7.54g). Laureate bust right / Cybele enthroned, holding eagle and resting left arm on tympanum. Very Rare. Brown tone. VF.Feb 20, 2017
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Samos (AD 161-180) AE 17 - Marcus Aurelius4 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE17 (2.81g). Laureate head right / Cult statue of Samian Hera right. Light brown tone. VF.Feb 20, 2017
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Nikaia (AD 253-260) AE 25 - Valerian I3 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE25 (8.75g). Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Aequitas standing left, holding scale and cornucopia. VF.Feb 20, 2017
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Nikaia (AD 177-192) AE 21 - Commodus4 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE21 (4.67g). Μ ΑΥ ΚOΜ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝOC, laureate bust right / ΝΙΚΑΙΕΩΝ, turreted Tyche seated on rocks, left, holding ears of corn, resting foot on swimming river-god. Very Rare. aEF.Feb 20, 2017
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Philadelphia (AD 98-117) AE 266 viewsTime of Trajan, 98-117 AD. AE26 (10.69g). C. B. Nigros magistrate. ΙЄΡΑ СΥΝΚΛΗΤΟС, draped bust of the Senate right / ЄΠΙ Γ Β ΝΙΓΡΟΥ ΑΡ Π(Ρ) Β ΦΙΛΑΔЄΛΦЄΩΝ, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. Rare. VF.Feb 20, 2017
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Samos (AD 238-244) AE 22 - Gordian III8 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE22 (4.78g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Amazon standing left, holding wreath and palm frond. VF/gVF.Feb 20, 2017
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Ephesos (AD 235-238) AE 23 - Maximinus I6 viewsMaximinus I, 235-238 AD. AE23 (3.97g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Artemis standing right, holding by the antlers stag kneeling right. Apparently unpublished. Brown tone. VF.Feb 20, 2017
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Mytilene (AD 81-96) AE 19 - Sextus & Andromeda12 viewsTime of Domitian, 81-96 AD AE19 (3.23g). CЄITOC NЄOC MAKAP, head of Sextus right / ANΔPOMЄΔA NЄA ΛЄC, bust of Andromeda right. Extremely Rare. gVF. Ex Bank Leu - Münzen und Medaillen sale (10/1966), Niggeler part. II, 613.Feb 20, 2017
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Apollonia Salbake (AD 139-161) AE 19 - Marcus Aurelius3 viewsMarcus Aurelius, as Caesar, 139-161 AD. AE19 (3.47g). Bare head right / ΑΠOΛΛΩΝΙΑΤΩΝ, Artemis standing, right, drawing arrow from quiver at shoulder, holding bow. Rare. VF.Feb 20, 2017
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Nikaia (AD 253-260) AE 25 - Valerian I2 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE25 (10.15g). Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Heracles standing left, holding lion skin on the outstrached arm; behind, altar. Extremely rare. aVF.Feb 20, 2017
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Nikaia (AD 251) AE 25 - Hostilian3 viewsHostilian, as Caesar, 251 AD. AE25 (6.54g). Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Athena Promachos standing left resting on shield, holding patera and spear. Extremely rare. aVF.Feb 20, 2017
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Iotape (AD 117-138) AE 20 - Hadrian3 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE20 (4.93g). Laureate bust right / Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. Attractive dark patina. gVF.Feb 20, 2017
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Perge (AD 270-275) AE 28 - Aurelian3 viewsAurelian, 270-275 AD. AE28 (12.44g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Cult figure of Artemis Pergaia standing facing within distyle temple; in pediment, Δ. Brown tone. gVF.Feb 20, 2017
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Nysa (AD 253-268) AE 23 - Gallienus6 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE23 (5.11g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Standing left, holding cantharos and thyrsos; at feet left, panther. Attractive dark brown tone. gVF.Feb 20, 2017
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Ilion (AD 222-235) AE 21 - Severus Alexander2 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE21 (3.63g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / IΛIEΩN Athena standing left, holding spear and Nike; at feet right, shield. Rare. gVF.Feb 20, 2017
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Prusa ad Olympum (AD 177-192) AE 17 - Commodus7 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE17 (2.96g). Laureate head right / serpent-staff. Attractive brown tone. VF.Feb 20, 2017
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Nikomedeia (AD 251-253) AE 21 - Trebonianus Gallus 0 viewsTrebonianus Gallus, 251-253 AD. AE21 (5.38g). Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Tyche standing left, holding cornucopia and rudder. VF/aVF.Feb 20, 2017
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Nikaia (AD 253-260) AE 25 - Valerian I1 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE25 (8.17g). Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. VF.Feb 20, 2017
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Nikaia (AD 198-217) AE 27 - Caracalla1 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE27 (11.78g). Laureate head right / Emperor standing left, holding patera and sceptre. Brown tone. VF.Feb 20, 2017
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Nikomedeia (AD 253-268) AE 25 - Gallienus0 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE25 (8.14g). Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Emperor on horsback galloping right; holding spear. VF.Feb 19, 2017
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Nikaia (AD 253-260) AE 25 - Valerian I2 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE25 (7.02g). Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / three prize urns, in the central two palms in the others only one palm. VF.Feb 19, 2017
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Ionopolis (AD 138-161) AE 23 - Antoninus Pius6 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE23 (7.84g). Laureate head right / ΑΒΩΝΟΤΕΙΧΕΙΤΩΝ, coiled serpent with long hair (Glycon) to left. Rare. VF.Feb 19, 2017
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Sagalassos (AD 249-251) AE 28 - Herennia Etruscilla4 viewsHerennia Etruscilla, Augusta, 249-251 AD. AE28 (10.96g). Draped bust right, wearing stephane and set on crescent / Double shrine in which two altars with their baldachinos. Very Rare. Dark green patina. VF/gVF. Privately purchased from NFA. Clain-Stefanelli coll.Feb 19, 2017
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Ariassos (AD 253-260) AE 34 - Valerian I7 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE34 (22.83g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Tyche standing left, holding cornucopia and rudder. Brown tone. VF. Clain-Stefanelli coll.Feb 19, 2017
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Antiocheia (AD 238-244) AE 35 - Gordian III7 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE35 (26.13g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / She-wolf standing right below tree branch to left, head left, suckling twins. Attractive brown tone. gVF. Clain-Stefanelli coll.Feb 19, 2017
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Perge (AD 235-238) AE 27 - Maximus1 viewsMaximus, Caesar, 235-238 AD. AE27 (11.57g). Draped and cuirassed bust right / Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. VF. Clain-Stefanelli coll.Feb 19, 2017
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Mytilene (AD 253-268) AE 339 viewsTime of Valerian and Gallienus, 253-268 AD. AE33 (16.66g). Homonoia with Pergamum. Turreted and draped bust of Tyche of Mytilene right / Tyche of Mytilene standing left, holdin Asklepios facing Tyche of Pergamum standing right, holding Artemis. Very rare. Attractive brown tone. gVF. Clain-Stefanelli coll.Feb 19, 2017
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Apameia (AD 138-161) AE 27 - Antoninus Pius1 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE27 (7.22g). Laureate head right / Tyche standing, left, wearing kalathos, holding rudder and cornucopia. VF.Feb 19, 2017
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Akmoneia (AD 222-235) AE 26 - Severus Alexander4 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE26 (6.99g). Laureate and cuirassed bust right / Artemis advancing right, holding bow and drawing arrow from quiver; behind, stag. gVF.Feb 19, 2017
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Attaleia (AD 218-222) AE 21 - Elagabalus12 viewsElagabalus, 198-217 AD. AE21 (4.20g). ANTΩ NЄINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ATTA ΛЄATΩN, Rider god with double axe on horseback right. Rare. gVF/VF.Feb 19, 2017
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Attuda (AD 193-217) AE 29 - Julia Domna3 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE29 (14.30g). Draped bust right / Demeter standing left, holding corn-ears and sceptre. Rare. VF/aVF.Feb 19, 2017
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Magnesia (AD 235-238) AE 28 - Maximinus I3 viewsMaximinus I, 235-238 AD. AE28 (9.05g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Dionysus standing right, holding thyrsus; in front, Maenad standing right holding crown. Extremely rare. Only seven specimens cited of this type. aVF.Feb 19, 2017
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Nikomedeia (AD 253-268) AE 26 - Gallienus0 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE26 (8.96g). Radiate and draped bust right / The Emperor on horse advancing right, raising right hand and holding spear. VF.Feb 19, 2017
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Nikomedeia (AD 249-251) AE 23 - Trajan Decius1 viewsTrajan Decius, 249-251 AD. AE23 (5.75g). Radiate and draped bust right / Tyche of Nikomedeia enthroned left; holding hexastyle temple façade in each hand; behind, temple. VF.Feb 19, 2017
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Nikomedeia (AD 249-251) AE 23 - Herennia Etruscilla2 viewsHerennia Etruscilla, Augusta, 249-251 AD. AE23 (6.15g). Diademed and draped bust right / Zeus standing left, raising right hand and holding sceptre. VF.Feb 19, 2017
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Nikomedeia (AD 244-249) AE 27 - Philip I0 viewsPhilip I, 244-249 AD. AE27 (10.68g). Radiate, draped bust right / Nike advancing left, holding wreath and palm. VF.Feb 19, 2017
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Nikaia (AD 244-249) AE 27 - Philip I0 viewsPhilip I, 244-249 AD. AE27 (11.85g). Radiate and draped bust right / The Emperor on horse galopping right, holding spear. Light brown tone. VF.Feb 19, 2017
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Nikaia (AD 238-244) AE 22 - Gordian III1 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE22 (6.36g). Radiate, draped bust right / Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. VF.Feb 19, 2017
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Kaisareia (AD 222-235) AE 37 - Severus Alexander4 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE37 - Medallion (26.09g). Dated RY 6 (227/8 AD). Laureate, draped and cuirasse bust right / The Emperor standing left in military dress holding spear and sacrificing with a patera over a lighted altar; behind a Victory advancing left, crowing him. In left field, M. Argaeus. In exergue, ETς. Apparently unpublished. Attractive brown tone. gVF.Feb 19, 2017
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Konana (AD 198-209) AE 25 - Geta2 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 198-209 AD. AE25 (7.74g). Bare headed, draped and cuirassed bust right / Dionysus standing left, holding cantharus and thyrsus; to left, panther left, head right. Rare. VF. Clain-Stefanelli Coll.Feb 19, 2017
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Sillyon (AD 117-138) AE 18 - Hadrian4 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE18 (4.57g). Laureate head right / Apollo standing right, playing lyre. Extremely rare. Apparently unpublished. Dark brown tone. gVF.Feb 19, 2017
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Smyrna (AD 238-244) AE 3011 viewsTime of Gordian III, 238-244 AD. AE30 (13.92g). Veiled and draped bust of Demeter Horia left / Amazon Smyrna standing left, holding patera, bipennis and pelta; prow at feet. Attractive brown tone. gVF. Clain-Stefanelli Coll.Feb 19, 2017
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Kolophon (AD 238-244) AE 29 - Gordian III10 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE29 (7.03g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Apollo seated left, holding laurel branch and lyre. Light green patina. VF.Feb 19, 2017
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Chios (AD 100-300) AE 253 views2nd-3rd century AD. AE25 - Trihemiassarion (7.03g). Spinx seated right with head reverted, forepaw raised; in front, prow / Amphora areound legend; the whole in laurel wreath. Attractive light green patina. gVF. Clain-Stefanelli Coll.
Feb 19, 2017
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Nikaia (AD 253-268) AE 28 - Gallienus0 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE28 (12.66g). Radiate bust right / Tyche standing left, holding cornucopia and rudder. VF.Feb 19, 2017
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Nikaia (AD 253-260) AE 25 - Valerian I0 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE25 (9.13g). Radiate and cirassed bust right / Nike standing facing, head right; holding shield and trophy. VF.Feb 19, 2017
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Germanikopolis (AD 193-217) AE 24 - Julia Domna6 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE23.5 (7.15g). Draped bust right / Nike advancing right; holding palm and wreath. Light brown tone. VF. Clain-Stefanelli Coll.Feb 19, 2017
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Prymnessos (BC 15-AD 19) AE 17 - Germanicus5 viewsGermanicus, father of Gaius. AE16.5 (4.15g). Struck circa 14-37 AD. ΓEPMANIKOΣ KAIΣAP, bare head of Germanicus right / ΔPOYΣOΣ KAIΣAP ΠPY, bare head of Drusus Caesar left. Extremely rare; only one specimen cited in RPC. gVF. Clain-Stefanelli coll.Feb 19, 2017
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Ephesos (AD 222-235) AE 18 - Severus Alexander10 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE17.5 (2.72g). Laureate and draped bust right / Cult statue of Artemis Ephesia facing. Extremely rare. gVF.Feb 19, 2017
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Pergamon (AD 139-161) AE 18 - Marcus Aurelius5 viewsMarcus Aurelius, as Caesar, 139-161 AD. AE18 (4.19g). Bare headed bust right / Athena standing, facing, head, left, holding patera and spear; beside, shield. gVF.Feb 19, 2017
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Amisos (AD 138) Drachm - Antoninus Pius9 viewsAntoninus Pius, as Caesar, 138 AD. AR Drachm (3.40g). Dated CY 169 (137/8 AD). Bare-headed draped bust right / Tyche standing left, holding rudder in right hand and cornucopia in left. Toned VF.Feb 19, 2017
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Apollonia Salbake (AD 193-217) AE 19 - Julia Domna8 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE19 (5.12g). Draped bust right / Hygieia standing right, feeding serpent from patera. gVF.Feb 19, 2017
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Ephesos (AD 117-138) AE 21 - Hadrian2 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE21 (5.86g). Laureate head right / Tetrastyle temple within which cult statue of Artemis Ephesia. Green patina. VF/gVF.Feb 19, 2017
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Apollonia ad Rhyndakon (AD 96-98) AE 19 - Nerva1 viewsNerva, 96-98 AD. AE19 (3.86g). Laureate head r. Rev. Apollo, nude, standing r., holding arrow and resting elbow on tall column before him. Rare. Attractive dark green patina. gVF.Feb 19, 2017
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Nikaia (AD 138-161) AE 19 - Antoninus Pius0 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE19 (4.81g). Bare-headed bust right / ΝΕΙΚΑΙΕΩΝ, Apis-bull standing, right; head surmounted by crescent. Attractive dark patina. VF/gVF.Feb 19, 2017
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Nikaia (AD 138-161) AE 18 - Antoninus Pius1 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE18 (4.24g). Bare head right / ΝΙΚΑΙЄΩΝ, decorated altar entwined by serpent, head, right. Attractive green patina. aEF.Feb 19, 2017
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Apameia (AD 161-180) AE 20 - Marcus Aurelius5 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE20 (4.99g). Bare headed draped and cuirassed bust right / CICA-DD, she-wolf standing, right, head left, feeding twins. Attractive brown tone. gVF.Feb 19, 2017
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Mytilene (BC 412-378) EL Hekte - B7120 viewsca 412-378 BC. EL Hekte (2.49g, 10mm, 6h). Head of Athena facing right, wearing crested Attic helmet / Long bearded head of Pharnabazos facing right wearing Persian headdress with ends falling behind neck, within linear frame within incuse square. Good VF, well centred, long bearded variety of this emission. Carr coll.

Bodenstedt notes 13 examples, a further 17th examples have appeared in auctions including this coin. A very sought after emission in this series for its historical importance. The reverse depicts Pharnabazos who played a significant role in the Peloponnesian War, providing Persian military and financial support to Sparta. In BC 399, when Sparta turned on its former ally and invaded Persia, Pharnabazos organised the Persian fleet and with the assistance of the Athenian Conon and Evagoras of Salamis, fought a decisive sea-battle in BC 394 near Knidos, completely destroying the Spartan fleet. Pharnabazos was the hereditary satrap of Phrygia and his granddaughter, Apame (Apama), married Seleukos and thus is said to be the founding Queen of the Seleukid Empire.
Feb 18, 2017
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Mytilene (BC 454-427) EL Hekte - B5111 viewsca 454-428/7 BC. EL Hekte (2.56g, 10mm, 3h). Laureate head of Apollo facing right / Bearded head of Silenos facing right, within incuse square. Good VF, well centred with reverse weakly struck as is usual for this emission. Carr coll.

A popular collectors' coin, Bodenstedt noting 9 examples. This is the 17th additional example to appear in auctions.
Feb 18, 2017
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Antiocheia (AD 251-253) AE 22 - Volusian3 viewsVolusian. 251-253 AD. AE22 (6.36g, 12h). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Mên standing facing, head left, with foot on bucranium, wearing Phrygian cap and crescent on shoulders, and holding crowning Nike and scepter; at feet to right, cock standing right. EF, green patina, a few light adjustment marks. Rare.Feb 18, 2017
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Midaion (AD 198-209) AE 25 - Geta5 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 198-209 AD. AE25 (10.15g, 7h). Π OV CЄΠTIMIOC ΓЄTAC KAI, draped and curiassed bust right / ЄΠI AIΛIANOV MIΔAEΩN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder set on ground and cornucopia. gVF, brown surfaces.Feb 18, 2017
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Laodikeia (AD 244-247) AE 32 - Philip II7 viewsPhilip II, as Caesar, 244-247 AD. AE32 (20.07g, 6h). Homonoia with Smyrna in Ionia. M IOYΛ • ΦIΛIΠΠOC • KAICAP, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΛAOΔIKЄΩ N Z MYPNAIΩN, Zeus Laodikenos standing right, holding scepter and eagle, facing Nemesis of Smyrna standing left, holding dress; wheel at feet to left; OMONOIA in exergue. EF, wonderful earthen green patina. Rare.

The homonoia between two cities of the Greek world was the proclamation of an "agreement" or commonality of interests, almost like the "sister-city" arrangements between modern cities. While the Leagues of Greek cities were primarily military alliances, a homonoia was a union based on political, economic and religious connections. The cities of Asia Minor preserved this tradition under the Romans, with an extensive interlinked system of alliances. The earliest coins marking these agreements appear under Domitian, but the majority come later, dating from the Severan period through the end of provincial coinage in the late 3rd century AD.
Feb 18, 2017
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Nakoleia (AD 81-96) AE 18 - Domitian10 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE18 (2.85g, 6h). AVT ΔOMITIANOΣ KAIΣAP ΣЄB ΓЄP, laureate head right / NAKO-ΛЄΩN, winged caduceus. Dark patina, VF. Tricarico coll.Feb 16, 2017
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Saitta (AD 244-249) AE 30 - Otacilia Severa17 viewsOtacilia Severa, 244-249 AD. AE30 (11.69g). M ΩTAKIΛ CЄBHPA CЄ, draped bust to right / ЄΠ AVP ЄPMOΛA ΛA APX A VI ACI / CAITTHN/ΩN, statue of Aphrodite standing facing, head left, within tetrastyle temple façade with arched central bay. Very rare. VF. Righetti Coll., ex Hirsch 183 (11/1994), lot 2101.Feb 15, 2017
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Amblada (AD 198-217) AE 22 - Caracalla7 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE22 (4.96g). M AY ANTΩNЄINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / AMBΛAΔЄΩN ΛAKЄΔAI, Dionysos stahnding left, holding thyrsos and kantharos, at feet, panter, behind, Pan. Green patina with orange earthen highlights. gVF.Feb 15, 2017
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Synnada (AD 254-268) AE 28 - Salonina11 viewsSalonina, 254-268 AD. AE28 (9.42g). KOP CAΛΩNЄINA C-ЄB, draped bust to right / CYNNAΔЄΩN, cult-statue of Artemis Ephesia facing. gVF.Feb 15, 2017
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Laodikeia (AD 54-68) AE 148 viewsTime of Nero (?), 54-68 AD. AE14 (2.28g). ΛAOΔIKЄωN, Bust of Men right, wearing Phrygian cap / Eight-rayed star. VF.Feb 15, 2017
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Aigai (AD 198-217) AE 32 - Caracalla13 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE30 (14.50g). AV K M AVP ANTΩNЄINOC, laureate head right / ЄΠI [...] ΛΛIONOC K ΦAEI [...] OY, figure standing left; in exergue, AIΓAEΩN. VF.Feb 15, 2017
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Germe (AD 238-244) AE 43 - Gordian III14 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE43 - Medallion (40.20g). Strategos Aelius Aristonicus. AYT K M ANT ΓOPΔIANOC AYΓ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust to right / ЄΠI CTPA AIΛ APICTONЄIKOY / ΓЄPMHNΩN, Herakles seated left on rock draped with lion's skin, holding club set on ground with left hand and pointing to ground (?) with right hand; on his right knee, small figure of Artemis facing, head right, drawing arrow from quiver with right Hand; to left, Apollo standing right, holding plectrum in right hand and lyre in left; to right, city-goddess standing left, holding cornucopiae in left hand and crowning Herakles with a wreath with her right. Minor smoothing, otherwise, VF.Feb 15, 2017
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Germa (AD 177-192) AE 18 - Commodus14 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE18 (3.45g). IMP COM ANTONIN, laureate head to right / COL GERMENOR, lupa romana to right, suckling twins. VF.Feb 15, 2017
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Anemurion (AD 253-260) AE 25 - Valerian3 viewsValerianus I, 253-260 AD. AE25 (7.19g). Dated RY 3 (255/6 AD). AV KAI ΠOV ΛIKIN OVAΛЄPIANON CЄ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΑΝЄΜΟΥΡΙЄωΝ ЄΤ Γ, Dionysos standing left with thyrsos and kantharos; panther at feet left. VF.Feb 15, 2017
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Anazarbos (AD 222-235) AE 18 - Severus Alexander5 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE18 (3.64g). AY K ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust to right, seen from behind / ANAZ MHTPO AMK ΓB, veiled and turreted bust of city-goddess to right. Rare. gVF.Feb 15, 2017
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Kremna (AD 238-244) AE 20 - Gordian III8 viewsGordian III, 244-249 AD. AE20 (4.74g). IM CA M ANTO GRDIANO (sic), laureate, draped and cuirassed bust to right / COL CRЄMNA, Harpokrates standing left, holding cornucopia in left hand and raising his right to mouth; at feet, flower. Rare. VF.Feb 15, 2017
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Saitta (AD 198-217) AE 29 - Caracalla7 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE29 (12.26g). AYT K M AYP ANTΩNЄINOC, laureate head to right / ЄΠI ATTAΛIANOY APX A CAITTHNΩN, Zeus standing left, holding eagle and scepter. gVF.Feb 15, 2017
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Samos (AD 249-251) AE 22 - Trajan Decius7 viewsTrajan Decius, 249-251 AD. AE22 (5.48g). AYT K TPAIANOC ΔЄKIOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / CAMIΩΝ, Hera standing facing within tetrastyle temple. VF.Feb 15, 2017
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Pergamon (AD 117-138) AE 174 viewsTime of Hadrian, 117-138 AD. AE17 (2.59g). ca 134 AD. ΠEPΓAMHNΩN, helmeted head of Athena to right / CTP I ΠOΛΛIΩNOC, nude male youth standing facing, his right hand raised, holding uncertain object in his left. gVF.Feb 15, 2017
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Herakleia Pontika (AD 217-218) AE 24 - Diadumenian3 viewsDiadumenian, 217-218 AD. AE24 (6.97g). M OΠЄΛ ANTΩN ΔIAΔOYMЄNIANOC, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust to right, seen from behind / HPAKΛHAC ЄN ΠONTΩ, Asklepios standing left, holding serpent-entwined staff. Rare. VF.Feb 15, 2017
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Philomelion (AD 198-209) AE 20 - Geta6 viewsGeta, as Caesar. 198-209 AD. AE20 (5.33g). Λ CЄΠT ΓЄTAC, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / ΦIΛOMHΛЄΩN, helmeted bust of Athena right. VF.Feb 13, 2017
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Hadrianopolis (AD 198-209) AE 22 - Geta9 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 198-209 AD. AE22 (5.01g, 6h). Λ CЄΠT ΓЄTAC K, bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / AΔPI AP X ΠOTЄITOY, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. gVF, desert patina.Feb 13, 2017
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Mytilene (BC 454-427) EL Hekte - B4474 viewsca 454-428/7 BC. EL Hekte (2.51g, 10mm, 12h). Head of nymph three-quarter facing and turned slightly right, wearing taenia that is bound up at the back of her head / Bull's head left; M above; all within incuse square. Good VF. Carr coll.

A rare coin with Bodenstedt noting just 7 examples. There are only 7 additional examples appearing in auctions before this sale. This emission shares an obverse similar to B45 with some sharing the same die. There is a variation of the obverse in which at the top left of field (10:00) contains a letter “A” (see Coin ID 12993). On the reverse, the “M” above the bull’s head has been taken to indicate Mytilene.
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Nikaia (AD 249-251) AE 17 - Herennia Etruscilla9 viewsHerennia Etruscilla, 249-251 AD. AE17 (3.23g, 6h). EPEN ET[POVCKIΛΛA CE], diademed and draped bust right / [N]IKAIE[ΩN], aquila between two standards. VF.Feb 08, 2017
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Nikomedeia (AD 222-235) AE 20 - Severus Alexander6 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE20 (4.72g, 6h). M AVP CEVH AΛEΞANΔPOC AVΓ, laureate head right / NIKOMHΔЄΩN ΔIC NЄOK, Tyche standing left, wearing modius, chiton and peplos, holding rudder and cornucopiae. VF.Feb 08, 2017
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