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Nikomedeia (AD 253-260) AE 25 - Valerian I, Gallienus & Valerian II149 viewsValerian I, Gallienus and Valerian II, 253-260 AD. AE25 (9.74g). AYT OΥAΛEΡIANOC ΓAΛΛIENOC OΥAΛEΡIANOC / KAICA, confronted busts of laureate, draped and cuirassed Valerian I left, and laureate and draped Gallienus right; between them, draped Valerian II right / NIKOM - HΔEΩN, sacrifical altar with victim at side; three temples around; in exergue, TΡIC NEOKOPΩN. Very Rare. gVF.Apr 09, 2016
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Mytilene (BC 454-427) EL Hekte - B45a311 viewsca 454-427 BC. EL Hekte (2.54g, 10.5mm, 4h). Head of nymph three-quarter facing and turned slightly right, wearing taenia bound at back of head / Two boars' heads confronting each other, “A” between. nEF. Carr coll.

It has been suggested that the obverse portrait is that of Sappho (see Coin ID #153) or Europa. Three examples noted by Bodenstedt, this appears to be only the eighth additional example offered at electronic auction. Of the total, four examples have the letter “A” between the heads.
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Nikaia (AD 81-96) AE 36 - Domitian95 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE36 (23.96g, 5h). AYT ΔOMITIANΩΣ KAIΣAP ΣEB ΓEP, laureate head right / NKA ПP (in monograms, across field); Ares walking right, with trophy and spear. Rare, VF, green patina. Ex Righetti coll., Tricarico coll.Apr 05, 2016
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Side (AD 81-96) AE 21 - Domitian80 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE21 (7.53g). ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑΝΟC ΓЄΡΜΑΝΙΚΟC, laureate head right / CIΔHTΩN, Apollo Sidetes standing facing, holding patera, pomegranate and scepter. Extremely rare, perhaps third known. gVF.Mar 31, 2016
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Neokaisareia (AD 253-260) AE 26 - Valerian I79 viewsValerian I. 253-260 AD. AE26 (10.48g). Dated CY 192 (255/256 AD). AV K ΠO ΛIK OVAΛЄPIANOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / MHT NЄ-OKAICAPI, prize crown with palm set on altar inscribed AKTIA; ЄT PYB in exergue. Dark greenish-brown surfaces, minor roughness, VF.Mar 31, 2016
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Kaisareia (AD 117-138) Didrachm - Hadrian105 viewsHadrian. 117-138 AD. AR Didrachm (6.41g, 23mm). Struck 128-138 AD. AΔPIANOC - CЄΒΑCTOC, laureate head right / ΥΠΑΤΟC Γ ΠΑ-ΤΗΡ ΠΑΤΡΙΔΟC, Club; star left, crescent right. Scarce. Toned VF.Mar 31, 2016
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Kaisareia (AD 177-192) Didrachm - Commodus101 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AR Didrachm (3.96g, 21mm). Dated Cos III (181/2 AD). Laureate head right / Club in between crescent and star. Very rare. VF.Mar 31, 2016
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Side (AD 193-211) AE 18 - Septimius Severus76 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE18 (4.78g). AVT ΛCЄ OYH POC ΠЄPTI, laureate head right / CIΔ-HT, Athena advancing left, holding pomegranate and shield. VF.Mar 31, 2016
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Kyzikos (AD 69-79) AE 28 - Vespasian100 viewsVespasian. 69-79 AD. AE28 (10.98g). AVTOKPATOPI KAIΣAPI ΣEBAΣTΩ OYEΣΠAΣIANΩ, laureate head right / KV/ZI in two lines in laurel wreath. Glossy dark green and brown patina, some light smoothing in fields, aVF.Mar 31, 2016
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Samos (AD 249-251) AE 21 - Trajan Decius87 viewsTrajan Decius. 249-251 AD. AE21 (5.64g). ΑΥΤ Κ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟC ΔЄΚΙΟC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind. Rev.: CAMIW-N, River-god Imbrasos reclining left, holding peacock and cornucopia, leaning on urn from which water flows. Nice VF.Mar 31, 2016
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Sagalassos (AD 251-253) AE 25 - Trebonianus Gallus69 viewsTrebonianus Gallus. 251-253 AD. AE25 (10.57g). AV KA ΓA OV TP ΓAΛΛOC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / CAΓAΛACCЄ-ΩN, Mên standing to left, crescent behind shoulders, holding patera and scepter. VF.Mar 31, 2016
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Iasos (BC 350-250) AE 989 viewsca 4th-3rd century BC. AE9 (0.9g). Laureate head of Apollo facing slightly left / ΙΑΣΙ, head of nymph right, hair in sakkos, prawn to right.Mar 30, 2016
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Iasos (BC 350-250) AE 1089 viewsca 4th-3rd century BC. AE10 (1.2g). Laureate head of Apollo facing slightly right / ΙΑ, head of nymph right, hair in sakkos, prawn to right.Mar 30, 2016
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Iasos (BC 350-250) AE 990 viewsca 4th-3rd century BC. AE9 (1.1g). Laureate head of Apollo facing slightly right / ΙΑ, head of nymph right, hair in sakkos, prawn to right.Mar 30, 2016
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Iasos (BC 350-250) AE 1099 viewsca 4th-3rd century BC. AE10 (1.0g). Laureate head of Apollo facing slightly left / ΙΑΣΙ, head of nymph right, hair in sakkos, prawn to right.Mar 30, 2016
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Iasos (BC 350-250) AE 10104 viewsca 4th-3rd century BC. AE10 (1.0g). Laureate head of Apollo facing slightly left / ΙΑΣΙ, head of nymph right, hair in sakkos, prawn to right.Mar 30, 2016
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Iasos (BC 350-250) AE 1085 viewsca 4th-3rd century BC. AE10 (0.8g). Laureate head of Apollo facing slightly left / ΙΑΣΙ, head of nymph right, hair in sakkos, prawn to right.Mar 30, 2016
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Smyrna (AD 69-79) AE 23 - Titus and Domitian80 viewsTitus and Domitian, as Caesars, 69-79 AD. M. Vettius Bolanus procos, struck after 73 AD. AE23 (6.02g, 10h). TITOC AYTOKPATΩR ΔOMITIANOC KAIC, jugate laureate heads of Titus and Domitian left / EΠI BOΛANOY ZMIPNAIΩΝ EΡMOC, river-god Hermus reclining left on upturned urn, holding two grain ears in right hand and cradling cornucopiae in left arm. nVF. Tricarico coll.Mar 30, 2016
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Bithynia Uncertain (AD 71-79) AE 22 - Titus72 viewsKoinon of Bithynia. Titus, as Caesar, 71-79 AD. AE22 (5.23g). M. Maecius Rufus Procurator. AYTOKPA TITOΣ KAIΣAP ΣEBAΣ YIOΣ, laureate head right / EΠI M MAIKIOY POYΦOY ANΘYПATOY, bundle of five grain-ears. Rare. Brown patina. Tricarico coll.Mar 30, 2016
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Erythrai (BC 501-480) Hemiobol99 viewsca 500-480 BC. AR Hemiobol (8mm, 0.39g). Star of eight rays / Quadripartite incuse square punch. gVF.Mar 24, 2016
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Uncertain (BC 500) Bull - Hemiobol82 views5th-4th century BC. AR Hemiobol (8mm, 0.34g). Head of horned lion (?) left / Incuse square divided into eight sections each containing pellet. VF.Mar 24, 2016
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Uncertain (BC 480-420) Obol82 views5th century BC. AR Obol (0.49g, 7mm). Forepart of lion left, head turned right / Grain, uncertain letters around. VF. Unpublished?Mar 24, 2016
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Uncertain (BC 480-450) Triobol102 views5th century BC. AR Hemidrachm (13mm, 2.70g). Griffin seated right / Bearded head left within incuse square with beaded border. VF. Unpublished?Mar 24, 2016
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Uncertain (BC 480-450) Tetrobol197 views5th century BC. AR Drachm (16mm, 3.57g). Forepart of Pegasos right / Bearded head right within dotted linear square; all within incuse square. VF.1 commentsMar 24, 2016
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Dardanos (BC 420-380) Hemiobol144 viewsLate 5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.27g, 8mm, 9h). Horseman riding left / Cock standing left [within incuse square]. VF, light porosity. Rare.Mar 19, 2016
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Assos (BC 450-400) Drachm161 viewsca 450-400 BC. AR Drachm (3.36g, 15mm, 7h). Helmeted head of Athena left / Head of lion left; A-Σ-ΣO-O-N around; all within incuse square. VF, toned, granular surfaces. Very rare.Mar 19, 2016
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Kebren (BC 450) Hemidrachm216 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.Mar 19, 2016
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Uncertain (BC 480-420) Tetartemorion90 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (0.1g, 4mm). Lyre / Pattern of parallel grooves.Mar 13, 2016
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Methymna (BC 450-400) Silenos - Obol78 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Obol (0.4g, 7mm). Head of bearded Silenos facing / Head of lion left within incuse square.Mar 13, 2016
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Mytilene (BC 530-522) 1/24 Stater - BE-161 viewsca 530-522 BC. EL 1/24 Stater (0.58g, 6mm). Calf head facing right / Incuse square. VF, toned. Carr coll.

Unknown to Bodenstedt, this appears to be the fifth example that has been offered at auction. This example shares the same die and punch as two other examples – CNG Auc. 88 (9/2011), lot 363 (Coin ID #8310); and CNG Auc. 97 (9/2014) lot 223. After Bodenstedt was published in 1981, some scholars have suggested this series of emissions appears to equate to a Lydo-Milesian standard, which may indicate it was minted in Ionia, perhaps during the Ionian Revolt - see Kayhan (2002), Plate 28 nos. 732-734 (also Coin ID #12749).
Mar 10, 2016
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B82135 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.48g, 10mm, 5h). Female head (possibly Leda) facing right / Swan standing right, head left, wing raised, within linear square in incuse square, VF/F. Carr coll.

Bodenstedt notes only one example. This is the third additional example known from auction. The other two sold at auction were NAC Auction O (2004), lot 1603 and Tkalec Auction (4/2007), lot 71. The obverse of all the examples have been struck from the same die. This obverse die was also used for an emission, unknown to Bodenstedt, that has Nike on the reverse – see Coin ID #11240 and Coin ID #12842. The reverse die used for this coin is different to what is the common die for the other three examples - the ‘underwing’ of the swan is more extensive and detailed.
Feb 23, 2016
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Kaisareia (AD 69-79) Didrachm - Vespasian140 viewsVespasian, with Domitian as Caesar, 69-79 AD. AR Didrachm (5.38g, 21mm, 6h). Dated RY 9 (76/7 AD). AYTOKPA KAICAP YOECΠACIANOC CEBACTOC, laureate head of Vespasian right / ΔOMITIANOC KAICAP CEBAC YIO ET Θ, Domitian, togate, standing slightly left, holding olive branch. F. Rare. Tricarico coll.Feb 18, 2016
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Mytilene (BC 521-478) EL Hekte - B-223 viewsca 521-478 BC. EL Hekte (2.53g, 11mm). Head of a roaring lion, facing left / Incuse head of a calf facing left, incuse rectangular punch behind. gVF. Carr coll.

The combination of roaring lion with incuse head of calf are noted in Bodenstedt as emissions 12, 13, 14, 24 and 25. This coin has the obverse and reverse figures facing left - a combination unknown to Bodenstedt and unpublished in other standard references. This is the second of three examples known from auction. The first was sold in Gorny and Mosch Auc. 151 (10/2006), lot 179. The second and third examples in Pecunem Auc. 40 (2/2016), lots 226 and 227. The examples from Pecunem auction are from the same obverse and reverse dies.
Feb 07, 2016
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Kyzikos (BC 450-430) EL Stater387 viewsca 450-430 BC. EL Stater (16.00g). Orestes kneeling left, holding sword and resting left arm on omphalos; below, tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. gVF. Ex New York Sale IV (1/2002), lot 188.Feb 03, 2016
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Stratonikeia (AD 193-211) AE 37 - Septimius Severus & Julia Domna154 viewsSeptimius Severus, with Julia Domna, 193-211 AD. AE37 (21.80g, 6h). Cl. Aristeas, magistrate. AV KA[I Λ C]Є CЄO-VHPO[C I]-OVΛ[IA Δ]OMN AV, confronted busts of Severus right, laureate, draped, and cuirassed, and Domna left, draped; countermarks: helmeted head right within circular incuse and ΘЄOY within rectangular incuse / ЄΠIMЄΛHTI [K]Λ APICTЄ A C-TPA-TONIK-ЄΩN, facing cult statue of Artemis Ephesia flanked by stags; star and crescent flanking head. VF, brown surfaces. Rare and exceptional. Ex Münzen und Medaillen AG 41 (6/1970), lot 405; Birkler & Waddell II (12/1980), lot 404.

The reverse legend employs a lengthier than usual form of epimeletes, the title for a supervisor of the production of coins.
Feb 02, 2016
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Mytilene (BC 412-378) EL Hekte - B73212 viewsca 412-378 BC. EL Hekte (2.51g, 11mm, 6h). Head of Athena, right, wearing crested Attic helmet / Head of Artemis-Kybele right, wearing stephane, within square incuse. aEF. Carr coll.

34 examples noted by Bodenstedt. This appears to be the 56th additional example offered at electronic auction. Most examples of this emission are worn or poorly struck. This example is arguably one of the best known - being well centered, sharply struck and, because of the shape of the flan, the obverse displays waves of hair falling below the neckline normally absent on other examples. There are a variety of decorations that appear on the helmet of the obverse. The obverse (and reverse) is a die match for Lanz Auc. 148 (1/2010), lot 39.
Jan 30, 2016
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(BC 200-169) Pharnakes III - AV Stater874 viewsPharnakes III, ca 200-169 BC. AV Stater (19.5mm, 8.47g, 12h). Amisos mint. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΦAPNAKOY, male figure, wearing flat headdress, holding cornucopia in right hand, vine branch in left, from which a deer, standing right, feeds, on his left; MH monogram to inner right. Good VF, light scuff and edge mark on reverse. Unique. Adams coll.; ex Ley Coll. Lanz 70 (11/1994), lot 81; Tkalec & Rauch (4/1989), lot 105; Leu 22 (5/1979), lot 116; Kastner 4 (11/1973), lot 52.Jan 28, 2016
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Hadrianopolis (AD 193-211) AE 39 - Septimius Severus & Julia Domna127 viewsSeptimius Severus, with Julia Domna, 193-211 AD. AE39 - Medallion (34.15g, 6h). Potitus, magistrate. AV KAI CЄΠ CЄVHPOC ΠЄPT IOVΛIA ΔOMNA CЄBAC, confronted busts of Domna right, draped, and Severus left, radiate, draped, and cuirassed / ЄΠI ΠOTЄITOV IЄP-OMNH[...] CЄBACTH AΔPIAN/OΠO, Helios, holding [whip?] in right hand, globe in left, driving quadriga right; above, Nike flying right, crowning horses. EF, green patina. Rare and impressive.

Struck from dies of charming, if slightly naive, style. It is interesting that Domna is given pride of place on the left hand side of the obverse facing right, rather than facing left as on the majority of medallions featuring confronted busts of emperor and empress.
Jan 28, 2016
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Pergamon (AD 198-217) AE 42 - Caracalla290 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE42 - Medallion (37.96g, 6h). Julius Anthimus, strategos. Struck circa 214 AD. AVT • KPAT • K • MA-PKOC • AVP • ANTΩNЄINOC, laureate and cuirassed bust right, slight drapery / ЄΠI CTP IOV-Λ ANΘIMOV ΠЄPΓAMHNΩN/ ΠPΩTΩN TRIC/ NЄΩKOPΩ/N, Caracalla, holding spear in left hand, advancing right on horseback; to left, Victory walking right, holding palm frond in left hand and crowning emperor with wreath held in right; to right, trophy and two bound captives, one seated and the other standing. EF, brown patina, minor adjustment marks. Rare and in exceptional condition for issue. Ex Numismatica Genevensis SA V (12/2008), lot 270.

This medallion is part of a highly interesting series that has long fascinated numismatists. Taken as a whole, the group chronicles the major events of Caracalla’s visit to Pergamum en route to an eastern military expedition in AD 214. While this was only one stop on a trip that included imperial visits to the major cities and religious sites of Asia Minor, Pergamum’s sanctuary of Asclepius (the Asclepion) was of particular appeal to Caracalla, whose health declined precipitously in the latter years of his reign.
Jan 28, 2016
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Hadrianeia (AD 238-244 ) AE 43 - Gordian III192 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE43 - Medallion (46.01g, 12h). S. Furius Themisonos, archon. • AVT • K • M • ANT • ΓOPΔIANOC • AVΓ, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / ЄΠI C • ΦO-VP • ΘЄMICΩNOC • AP/ AΔPIANЄ•/ΩN, Tyche-Homonoia, holding patera in right hand and cornucopia in left, seated left, being crowned with wreath by Victory, holding palm frond in left hand; to left, Mercury standing right, seen from behind, holding caduceus in left hand and purse in right. EF, green and reddish-brown patina, minor obverse die shift, gently smoothed. Extremely rare.

Spoerri Butcher (RPC VII.1) recorded only two specimens for Furius Themisonos, as well as a unique specimen of the same type and from the same obverse die but signed by the archon K. Phanias Themisonos. This is perhaps the third known for this variant and the only in private hands. The obverse die used for this issue was also used to strike medallions for Germe in Mysia.
Jan 28, 2016
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Tarsos (AD 198-217) AE 34 - Caracalla184 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE34 (19.76g, 12h). Laureate and cuirassed bust right, drapery on far shoulder / Emperor as Triptolemus, sowing seeds from seed-bag held over left shoulder, standing right on garlanded cart being drawn by two winged and yoked serpents; AM/K above, Γ/B to left. VF, black patina. Strong portrait and highly interesting reverse type. R.H. Coll.; ex Levante Coll. CNG Elec. Auc. 132, (2/2006), lot 125; CNG Auc. 66 (5/2004), lot 1186; Deaccessioned from the Départment des Monnaies, Médailles et Antiques, Bibliothèque Nationale de France; Waddington Coll. (c. 1896).Jan 28, 2016
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Anazarbos (AD 219-220) AE 25 - Julia Paula97 viewsJulia Paula, Augusta, 219-220 AD. AE25 - Diassarion(?) (10.86g, 12h). Veiled and draped bust right, wearing stephane / Capricorn right above globe; ΓB above, •A•M•K• below. VF, green patina. R.H. Coll.; ex Levante Coll.; CNG 69 (6/2005), lot 1076.Jan 28, 2016
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Stratonikeia (AD 209-211) AE 40 - Caracalla & Geta95 viewsCaracalla and Geta, 209-211 AD. AE40 (30.94 g, 12h). Epitynchanontos, prytanis. Confronted busts of [Geta - erased on coin] right, and Caracalla left, both laureate, draped, and cuirassed; countermark: laureate and draped bust of Caracalla right within circular incuse / Hecate standing facing, head left, sacrificing from patera over altar and holding torch. Good VF, dark green patina, scratches on reverse. R.H. Coll.; ex Ponterio 137 (1/2006), lot 1173.Jan 28, 2016
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Kilbianoi Superiores (AD 193-217) AE 30 - Julia Domna90 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE30 (13.24g, 6h). Diophantos, archon for the third time. ΙOVΛIA ΔOM-NA CЄBACTH, draped bust right; countermark: bare head right / ЄΠI APX ΔIOΦANTOV Γ KIΛBIANΩN TΩN A-NΩ, Zeus standing left, holding eagle in outstretched right hand, scepter in left; at feet to left, eagle standing left, head right, on garlanded altar. Good VF, dark green patina, a few adjustment marks. R.H. Coll.; ex Vogl Coll., Helios 5 (6/2010), lot 804; Hauck & Aufhäuser 18 (10/2004), lot 488.

See Winterthur II 3772 for a different type of Domna signed by the same magistrate. Howgego cites another coin in Naples, although only the obverse is illustrated.
Jan 28, 2016
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Ephesos (AD 138-161) AE 35 - Antoninus Pius108 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE35 (28.10g, 6h). Laureate head right / Three temples, that in the center with the cult statue of Artemis-Ephesia, those on the sides each with an imperial statue. VF, dark green patina, scrape on reverse. Rare.Jan 28, 2016
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Temnos (AD 218-222) AE 32 - Elagabalus146 viewsElagabalus, 218-222 AD. AE32 (19.04g, 5h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Zeus, holding thunderbolt, standing left between two Nemeses, each pulling at garment; single-handled vase between left Nemesis and Zeus. VF, brown surfaces, metal flaw on obverse. Rare. R.H. Coll.Jan 28, 2016
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Nikaia (AD 198-217) AE 25 - Caracalla93 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE25 (8.70g, 1h). Laureate head right / Hexastyle temple with pellet in pediment. EF, attractive green patina.Jan 28, 2016
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Amastris (AD 138-192) AE 21141 viewsTime of the Antonines, 138-192 AD. AE21 (6.63g, 6h). OMHPOC, draped bust of Homer right, wearing taenea / Turreted, veiled, and draped bust of Tyche right. Good VF, green patina. Very rare.Jan 28, 2016
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Amastris (AD 138-161) AE 27 - Antoninus Pius142 viewsAntoninus Pius, with Marcus Aurelius as Caesar, 138-161 AD. AE27 (12.19g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Pius right / M AVPHΛION KAICAPA AMACTPIANOI, Marcus, wearing military attire and holding two spears, on horse rearing right. Good VF, brown and green patina. Very rare.Jan 28, 2016
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Kaisareia (AD 198-209) Drachm - Geta117 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 198-209 AD. AR Drachm (19mm, 2.87g, 12h). Dated RY 12 of Septimius Severus (203/4 AD). ΠO Π Λ CЄΠTI ΓAITAC KЄC (sic), bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / MHTPOΠO KAICAPЄIAC, Mt. Argaeus surmounted by star; ЄT IB (date) in exergue. VF, minor roughness. A very interesting and apparently unpublished legend variety and year.Jan 28, 2016
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Koinon of Galatia (AD 54-68) AE 19 - Nero130 viewsNero, 54-68 AD. AE19 (4.79g, 12h). Struck 62-65 AD. Laureate head right / Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm frond. Good VF, dark brown patina. Extremely rare.Jan 28, 2016
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Stektorion (AD 244-249) AE 26 - Philip I and Philip II72 viewsPhilip I, with Philip II, 244-249 AD. AE26 (8.78g, 6h). Aurelius Demetrius, asiarch. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed busts of Philip I and Philip II facing one another / Soldier (Mygdon/Hector?) standing left, holding spear and resting hand upon shield. Near VF, green patina, some smoothing. Very rare.Jan 28, 2016
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Nikaia (AD 222-235) AE 20 - Severus Alexander70 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE20 - Assarion (7.57g, 1h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / [NI]-KI-E-Ω-N, Centaur advancing right, playing lyre. Good Fine, yellow-brown surfaces, some roughness. Extremely rare.Jan 28, 2016
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Nikaia (AD 198-217) AE 26 - Caracalla61 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE26 - Diassarion (10.26g, 6h). AVT K M AVP A-NTΩN AVΓ, laureate head right / NIKA-IЄΩN, Mercury standing left, holding fold of drapery and caduceus over ram standing to left. Good Fine, green surfaces, with some roughness. Extremely rare.Jan 28, 2016
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Nikaia (AD 198-217) AE 27 - Caracalla70 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE27 (13.61g, 1h). Severan Games issue with Philadelphia. Struck 198 AD. AYT K M AYPH ANTΩNINOC AYΓ, laureate head right; uncertain c/m to left / CEOYHPEIA ΦIΛAΔEΛΦEIA NIKAIEΩN, table surmounted by two agonistic urns and uncertain object; below, amphora containing two palm fronds. Good Fine, dark green patina. Extremely rare.Jan 28, 2016
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Nikaia (AD 166-177) AE 12 - Commodus96 viewsCommodus, as Caesar, 166-177 AD. AE12 (3.63g, 7h). Struck ca 175 AD. Bareheaded and draped bust right / NIKA-IЄωN, serpent coiled left, with beard. VF, green patina, some roughness. Extremely rare.Jan 28, 2016
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Nikaia (AD 41-54) AE 26 - Claudius113 viewsClaudius, 41-54 AD. AE26 (12.64g, 12h). C. Cadius Rufus, proconsul. Struck ca 47-48 AD. Laureate head left / Front view of building with garlanded upper story. Good VF, mottled green patina. Attractive and rare architectural type.Jan 28, 2016
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Amaseia (AD 198-209) AE 29 - Geta99 viewsGeta. As Caesar, 198-209 AD. AE29 (13.24g, 7h). Dated CY 208 (205/6 AD). Π CЄΠTI ΓЄTAC KЄCAP, Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / AΔP CЄV [ANT AMA]CIAC (MHT) NЄ ΠΡΠ / ЄPMHC KTICAC THN ΠOΛIN, Eagle standing facing on branch, head right, with wreath in beak; ЄT / CH (date) in two lines to right. Fine, light brown patina. Extremely rare type, with Dalaison citing just one example.

The legend on the inner field of the reverse (ερμης κτισας την πολιν) refers to Mercury as being revered as the oecist of the city.
Jan 28, 2016
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Cyprus Uncertain (AD 138-161) AE 33 - Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius112 viewsAntoninus Pius, with Marcus Aurelius as Caesar, 138-161 AD. AE33 (25.93g, 6h). Struck circa AD 147-161. Laureate head right / Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right. VF, brown surfaces, minor roughness. Ex Berk BBS 158 (3/2008), no. 467.Jan 26, 2016
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Nikaia (AD 177-192) AE 29 - Commodus99 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE29 (17.92g, 6h). Laureate head right / Table carrying two prize urns, each with a single palm branch; KOMO/ΔЄIA below. Good VF, rough green patina, smoothed in areas. Rare.Jan 26, 2016
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Cyprus Uncertain (AD 138-161) AE 33 - Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius128 viewsAntoninus Pius, with Marcus Aurelius as Caesar, 138-161 AD. AE33 (25.77g, 5h). Struck circa 147-161 AD. AV K T AI AΔP AN-TΩNINOC CЄ Є, laureate head of Antoninus Pius right / M AVPHΛIOC KAICAP VIOC CЄ, bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust of Marcus Aurelius right. Good VF, brown patina. Jan 26, 2016
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Daldis (AD 193-211) AE 33 - Septimius Severus127 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE33 (23.34g, 6h). Artemidorus, archon. AV KAIC CЄΠT CЄOYHPOC Π, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / ЄΠI APTЄM-IΔΩPOY-ΛAN APX A[...], Apollo Mystes seated right, playing lyre, and Magna Mater (Cybele) seated left on throne, holding patera over lion to left and resting elbow upon drum; ΔAΛΔIA/NΩN in two lines in exergue. VF, green-brown patina, minor roughness. Extremely rare, and by far the nicer of the two known. Ex Burstein Coll.; Münzen und Medaillen AG 41 (6/1970), lot 415.

This Artemidorus is likely the famous diviner of Daldis, or possibly a similarly-named offspring. Known from an extant five volume work on the interpretations of dreams (the Oneirocritica), he gathered the material for his work during visits with fellow diviners throughout the northern Mediterranean and Asia Minor.
Jan 26, 2016
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Hierapolis (Auton. AD 200-270) AE 1977 viewsEarly-mid 3rd century AD. AE19 (3.23g, 12h). Head of Zeus Troios right, wearing taenia / Mên standing right, with foot on bucranium, holding scepter and pinecone. Good VF, dark brown patina. Attractive and very rare.Jan 26, 2016
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Ephesos (AD 138-161) AE 31 - Antoninus Pius106 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE31 (22.32g, 7h). Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Octastyle temple, containing facing statue of Artemis Ephesia. Good VF, brown surfaces, minor porosity. Excellent portrait.Jan 26, 2016
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Nikaia (AD 193-211) AE 15 - Septimius Severus73 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE15 - Chalkous (3.67g, 12h). Laureate head right / Lighted and garlanded altar. VF, brown patina. Extremely rare.Jan 26, 2016
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Ankyra (AD 198-217) AE 28 - Caracalla128 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE28 (14.46g, 1h). Laureate head left / Ceres, holding torch, driving biga of winged serpents left. VF, earthen tan surfaces, scratch on the reverse. Extremely rare, and apparently unpublished with this obverse type. R.H. Coll.Jan 26, 2016
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Eirenopolis (AD 193-217) AE 23 - Julia Domna86 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE23 - Trihemiassarion (12.39g, 7h). Dated CY 144 (194/5 AD). Draped bust right / Mountain. Near VF, dark brown patina. Very rare. R.H. Coll.Jan 26, 2016
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Antiocheia (AD 193-211) AE 21 - Septimius Severus102 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE21 (5.74g, 6h). Struck circa 193-203 AD. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Mên standing right, with foot on bucranium, holding scepter and crowning Victory; at feet to left, cock standing left. Good VF, green patina. Rare and exceptional for issue.Jan 26, 2016
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Laodikeia (AD 198-217) AE 26104 viewsTime of Caracalla, 198-217 AD. AE26 (9.90g, 6h). Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Synedrium left, holding two staffs over shoulder / Cupid reclining left on rocks, resting hand upon head and holding torch. VF, dark green patina, minor roughness.Jan 26, 2016
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Alabanda (AD 193-217) AE 25 - Julia Domna130 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE25 (7.90g, 6h). Draped bust right; in circular coutermark on breast: head of Caracalla right / Filleted laurel branch. Near VF, dark brown surfaces. R.H. Coll.; ex Helios 5 (6/2010), lot 755.Jan 26, 2016
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Kretia-Flaviopolis (AD 193-217) AE 28 - Julia Domna102 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE28 (10.46g, 6h). Draped bust right / Eagle standing right upon garlanded altar; inward-facing aquila to left and right. Good VF, glossy black patina, a few scattered cleaning marks. Rare. R.H. Coll.; ex Helios 5 (6/2010), lot 627; Tkalec & Rauch (4/1989), lot 330.Jan 26, 2016
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Ankyra (AD 209-211) AE 28 - Geta92 viewsGeta, 209-211 AD. AE28 (16.01g, 1h). Laureate head right / Panther standing right, suckling infant Dionysus below; small figure to right; tree (or vine) behind. Good VF, brown patina. Very rare. Ex Kovacs XVI (9/2004), lot 278.Jan 26, 2016
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Ankyra (AD 193-217) AE 30 - Julia Domna79 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE30 (16.03g, 6h). Draped bust right / Minerva standing left, holding shield on altar and spear. VF, earthen brown patina.Jan 26, 2016
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Hypaipa (AD 138-161) AE 28 - Antoninus Pius77 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE28 (14.39g, 6h). Julius Menandrus, magistrate. AV AΔPI ANTΩNЄINOC, bare head right / ЄΠI IOVΛ [...] VΠAIΠHNΩN, hexastyle temple, containing facing statue of Artemis Anaitis. Near VF, brown patina. Extremely rare.Jan 26, 2016
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Kaisareia (AD 238-244) AE 26 - Gordian III100 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE26 (9.70g, 1h). Dated RY 6 (242/3 AD). Laureate head right / Agalma of Mt. Argaeus set on altar decorated with wreath; ЄT ς (date) in exergue. VF, green-brown surfaces.Jan 26, 2016
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Ephesos (BC 43-33) AE 17 - Octavian, Mark Antony & Lepidus173 viewsOctavian, with Mark Antony and Lepidus, 43-33 BC. AE16 - Half Unit (3.73g, 12h). Jugate bare heads of Octavian, Mark Antony, and Lepidus right / Facing statue of Artemis Ephesia. VF, green patina.Jan 26, 2016
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Mytilene (AD 177-192) AE 42 - Commodus113 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE42 - Medallion (33.47g, 6h). Apelles II Menemachou, strategos. Struck circa 180-182 AD. ΑVΤΟ ΚΑΙ Μ ΑVΡΗ ΚΟΜΟΔΟС, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / [ΕΠΙ СΤΡ ΑΠΕΛΛΟVС Β ΜΕΝΕΜΑΧΟV ΜVΤΙΛΗΝΑΙΩΝ], Commodus, [holding palm frond], in quadriga left, [led by soldier to left holding signum]; in background above, trophy on base with two captives. Good Fine, dark green patina. Portrait defaced as an act of damnatio. Very rare, with RPC citing just six examples.Jan 26, 2016
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Ankyra (AD 198-217) AE 28 - Caracalla135 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE28 (17.21g, 1h). Laureate head right, with eyes uplifted / Fortuna and Concordia, holding anchor and cornucopia, respectively, standing facing one another, each sacrificing with patera over lighted altar between. VF, tan surfaces, some deposits. Extremely rare.Jan 26, 2016
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Aphrodisias (AD 193-235) AE 2082 viewsTime of the Severans, 193-235 AD. AE20 - Half assarion (4.95g, 1h). Struck circa 209-220 AD. Veiled and draped bust of Boule right / Two Erotes seated on base, playing astragali. VF, green patina, minor roughness. Rare.Jan 26, 2016
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Sardeis (AD 193-217) AE 28 - Julia Domna82 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE28 (15.07g, 6h). G. Cl. Mithrus, archon. IOYΛIA CЄBACTH, draped bust left (as Fortuna), wearing calathus and with cornucopia over shoulder / ЄΠI Γ KΛ MI-ΘPOY APX A / CAPΔIANΩN B / NЄΩKOPΩN, prize crown, containing palm frond, decorated with five pellets-in-annulets, and set upon base inscribed XPVCANΘINA. VF, dark green patina. Very rare.Jan 26, 2016
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Nikomedeia (AD 222-235) AE 22 - Severus Alexander72 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE22 (3.86g, 8h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Octastyle temple. VF, green patina, some roughness.Jan 26, 2016
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Eirenopolis (AD 198-217) AE 26 - Caracalla83 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE26 (9.12g, 6h). Dated CY 161 (212/3 AD). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Caracalla right / Draped busts of Hygea and Aesculapius facing one another; serpent-entwined staff between; AΞP (date) to right. VF, earthen green patina. Very rare.Jan 26, 2016
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Stratonikeia (AD 193-211) AE 35 - Septimius Severus79 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE35 (20.47g, 6h). Cl. Aristeus, magistrate. Laureate head right; countermarks: ΘЄOY in incuse rectangle and helmeted head of Minerva right in incuse circle / Jupiter riding horse right, holding scepter; lighted altar to right. Near VF, brown surfaces.Jan 26, 2016
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Perperene (AD 98-117) AE 25 - Trajan103 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD. AE25 (8.00g, 6h). Epagathus, strategos. [...] NЄPBA TPAIANON KAICAP [...] ΓЄPM, laureate head right / ЄΠI CTPA ЄΠAΓAΘOV ΠЄPΠЄPHNIΩN, Dionysus standing left, holding grape bunch. VF, green patina. Extremely rare.Jan 26, 2016
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Nikaia (AD 222-235) AE 20 - Severus Alexander68 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE20 (4.20g, 7h). M AVP CEVH AΛEΞANΔPOC AVΓ, laureate head right / NIKA-IEΩN, five grain ears bundled together. Near VF, green patina, some minor roughness and areas of fill. Extremely rare.Jan 26, 2016
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Kalchedon (AD 128-137) AE 19 - Sabina104 viewsSabina, Augusta, 128-136/7 AD. AE19 (3.82g, 1h). Diademed and draped bust right / Tripod; bow to left, branch to right. VF, green patina, some smoothing. Very rare.Jan 26, 2016
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Ankyra (AD 253-268) AE 28 - Gallienus86 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE28 (11.95g, 7h). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Magna Mater (Cybele) seated left on throne, holding patera and resting elbow upon tympanum; lion to left and right. Near VF, stripped tan surfaces, some roughness.Jan 26, 2016
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Ankyra (AD 253-260) AE 25 - Valerian I81 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE25 (9.28g, 10h). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Minerva standing right, holding spear and resting hand upon shield. Near VF, green patina, some light cleaning marks. Extremely rare.Jan 26, 2016
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Timbriada (AD 117-138) AE 16 - Hadrian70 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE16 (3.06g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Mên standing left, holding pine cone and scepter. Good VF, dark green patina. Very rare.Jan 26, 2016
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Amorion (AD 138-161) AE 2182 viewsTime of Antoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE21 (5.54g, 6h). Sertor. Antonios, magistrate. Struck circa 144-161 AD. Draped bust of Serapis left, wearing calathus / Isis standing left, holding sistrum and situla. Near VF, green patina.Jan 26, 2016
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Tripolis (AD 138-161) AE 2596 viewsTime of Antoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE25 (7.13g, 6h). Draped bust of Roma right / Dionysus standing left, holding scepter and pouring cantharus. Good VF, hard green patina, some adjustment marks.Jan 26, 2016
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Ephesos (BC 40-36) AE 12 - Octavia97 viewsOctavia, 40-36 BC. AE12 (1.45g, 12h). Glaucon, archiereus grammateus. Draped bust right / Bee. VF, green patina, some adjustment marks. Morgan Fitts Coll. Ex Patrick Villemur Coll;. CNG 78 (5/2008), lot 1295; Aufhäuser 11 (3/1995), lot 185.Jan 26, 2016
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Nikomedeia (AD 198-217) AE 27 - Caracalla73 viewsCaracalla. 198-217 AD. AE27 (10.94g, 12h). ANTΩNЄINOC AVΓOVCTOC, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / NIKO(MH)ΔЄΩN ΔIC NЄΩKOPΩN, Ceres standing right, holding torch and grain ears. Good VF, green patina, some fill on the reverse. Very rare, and an apparently unpublished type with this obverse and reverse combination.Jan 26, 2016
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Hypaipa (AD 177-192) AE 35 - Commodus103 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE35 (24.03g, 12h). Apollonius Menecratous, first strategos for the second time. Struck 178-180 AD. Laureate and cuirassed bust right; countermark: Artemis Anaïtis within oval incuse / Fortuna standing right, holding scepter, and Apollo seated left on base, resting hand upon lyre to right; statue of Artemis Anaïtis supported between them. Good Fine, green surfaces, applied earthen deposits.Jan 26, 2016
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Alexandreia (AD 251- 253) AE 23 - Trebonianus Gallus129 viewsTrebonianus Gallus. 251-253 AD. AE23 - As (6.77g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / She-wolf standing right, head left, suckling the twins Romulus and Remus. Good VF, glossy dark brown patina.Jan 26, 2016
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Alexandreia (AD 222-235) AE 23 - Severus Alexander120 viewsSeverus Alexander. 222-235 AD. AE23 (7.37 g, 7h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Horse grazing right. VF, dark green-brown patina.Jan 26, 2016
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Alexandreia (AD 222-235) AE 24 - Severus Alexander123 viewsSeverus Alexander. 222-235 AD. AE24 - As (8.16g, 7h). Laureate head right / Horse grazing right. VF, dark green-brown patina.Jan 26, 2016
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Smyrna (AD 54-68) AE 18 - Nero117 viewsNero, 54-68 AD. AE18 (4.40g, 5h). Aulos Gessios Philopatris, magistrate. Struck ca 54-59 AD. Bare head right / Zeus seated left, holding scepter. VF, dark green patina, some earthen deposits.Jan 26, 2016
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Sagalassos (AD 117-138) AE 28 - Hadrian127 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE28 (11.00g). Laureate and draped bust right / CAΓA-ΛACCEΩN, Zeus seated left, holding Nike and sceptre, eagle at feet before. VF, dark green, almost black, patina, some minor roughness and light adjustment marks. Drewry Coll.1 commentsJan 26, 2016
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Knidos (BC 404-394) Tridrachm200 viewsca 404-394 BC. AR Tridrachm (11.06g). The infant Herakles, naked, kneeling to right on ground line, strangling a serpent in each hand, Σ-Y-N. / Head of Aphrodite facing to right, her hair rolled, a prow before, KNI-Δ-IΩ-N, all within an incuse square. Some light pitting, good very fine. Purchased privately in 1987 US$ 8,250.Jan 25, 2016
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