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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

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Alabanda (AD 198-217) AE 27 - Caracalla78 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE27 (9.41g). AV K M P ANTΩNINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΑΛΑΒΑΝΔЄΩΝ, filleted laurel branch. gVF.Apr 04, 2015
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Magnesia (AD 222-235) AE 36 - Severus Alexander30 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE36 (21.50g). AYT K M AYP CЄYH AΛЄΞΑΝΔΡΟC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / MAΓΝΗΤΩΝ ЄΠΙ Γ AYP O[...]ΦΟΡΟY, Mên standing facing, head left, holding thyrsos ornamented with two crescents; serpent-entwined long-torch to right. VF.Apr 04, 2015
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Magnesia (AD 98-117) AE 19 - Trajan38 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD. AE19 (4.58g). AY NЄP TPAIANOC, laureate head right / MAΓ ΛЄYKOΦΡΥC, Cult statue of Artemis Leukophryene standing facing. VF.Apr 04, 2015
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Ilion (AD 222-235) AE 22 - Severus Alexander40 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE22 (6.14g). AY K M A CЄY AΛЄΞANΔPOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / CKAMANΔPOC IΛIΩN, river god Skamandros reclining left, holding branch and resting on inverted vase from which water flows. VF.Apr 04, 2015
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Alexandreia (AD 219-220) AE 23 - Julia Paula54 viewsJulia Paula, Augusta, 219-220 AD. AE23 (7.34g). IVLIA PAVLA AVG, draped bust right / COL ALEX / AVG, She-wolf standing right, suckling Romulus and Remus. VF.Apr 04, 2015
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Pergamon (AD 253-268) AE 34 - Gallienus82 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE34 (17.65g). AVT K Π ΛIK ΓΑΛΛΙΗΝΟC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ЄΠI C AVP ΔAMA ACIAPX / ΠЄPΓAMЄNΩΝ / ΠΡΩΤΩΝ Γ ΝЄΩΚΟΡΩΝ, naked, male figure standing right, presenting head of ram to Hermes standing left; in between, altar. aVF.Apr 04, 2015
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Attaia (AD 177-192) AE 2236 viewsTime of Commodus, 177-192 AD. AE22 (4.78g). IЄPA CYNKΛHTOC, draped bust of the Senate right / ATTAITΩN, Athena standing left, holding spear, shield, and patera over lighted altar to left. VF.Apr 04, 2015
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Neokaisareia (AD 253-268) AE 27 - Gallienus92 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE27 (13.14g). Dated CY 199 (262/3 AD). AVT KAI ΠO ΛIK ΓAΛΛIHNOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / MHT NЄOKAICARIAC ΠON / ЄT PP(retrograde)Θ, wreath; A in the upper part. nEF.Apr 04, 2015
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Neokaisareia (AD 253-268) AE 25 - Gallienus70 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE25 (13.53g). Dated CY 199 (262/3 AD). AVT KAI ΠO ΛIK ΓAΛΛIHNOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / MHT NЄOKAICARIAC ΠON / ЄT PP(retrograde)Θ, prize crown. Rare. VF.Apr 04, 2015
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Neokaisareia (AD 253-268) AE 25 - Gallienus53 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE25 (11.94g). Dated CY 199 (262/3 AD). AVT KAI ΠO ΛIK ΓAΛΛIHNOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / MHT NEOKAICARIAC ΠON / ET PP(retrograde)Θ, prize crown on basis. gVF.Apr 04, 2015
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Side (AD 235-238) AE 30 - Maximinus I29 viewsMaximinus I, 235-238 AD. AE30 (15.19g, 12h). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Hephaistos seated on rock right, hammering shield; before, anvil. gVF. Rare.Apr 04, 2015
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Hierapolis (AD 221) AE 30 - Annia Faustina32 viewsAnnia Faustina, Augusta, 221 AD. AE30 (12.63g, 7h). ΑΝΝΙΑ ΦΑΥCΤЄΙΝΑ CЄB, draped bust right / ΙЄΡΑΠΟΛЄΙΤΩΝ ΝЄΩKOPΩN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. Pierced, gVF.

Due to the her short reign as Augusta, coins of Annia Faustina are extremely rare. Annia Aurelia Faustina was an Roman noble woman. She was briefly the Empress of Rome and third wife of the Roman emperor Elagabalus in the year 221 AD.
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Koinon of Cyprus (AD 198-217) AE 32 - Caracalla152 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217. AE32 (16.15g, 5h). Laureate heroic bust of Caracalla right / Temple of Paphian Aphrodite within which cone, crescent and star on top of temple, roofed wing on each side within which candelabrum stands, dove on roof of each wing, paved semicircular court before temple. aVF. Apparently Unique.

Palea Paphos was one of the most important pilgrimage centres in the Greek world due to its famous Sanctuary of Aphrodite; the goddess herself was born of the sea near Paphos, and floated in on a scallop shell. When she arose, she was hailed as 'Cyprian'. The Sanctuary of Aphrodite continued to flourish well into the Roman era. Several Roman emperors honoured the shrine, and it was visited by Titus in 69 AD when the future emperor was on his way to Egypt. He consulted the oracle of Aphrodite, and was told that he had a great future. The sanctuary was rebuilt by the Romans after the earthquake of 76/77 AD, in a design that preserved the layout of the original. The cult of Aphrodite survived at Palea Paphos until the 4th century AD, when Emperor Theodosius outlawed paganism. Today, virtually nothing remains of the Sanctuary save the holy ground itself.
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Sardeis (AD 198-217) AE 25 - Caracalla48 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE25 (6.83g, 7h) Radiate bust right / Lion advancing left, star above; ant queen in left field. aVF.Apr 04, 2015
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Amaseia (AD 177-192) AE 30 - Commodus65 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE30 (18.62g, 7h). Dated City Year 189 (186/7 AD). ΑΥΤ Μ ΑΝΤΩΝΙ ΚΟΜΟΔ ΑΥΤ, laureate bust right, wearing cuirass and paludamentum / ΑΔΡ ΑΜΑC ΜΗΤΡ ΝЄΩΚ ΠΡ ΠΟΝ ЄΤ ΡΠΘ, turreted and draped bust of Tyche, right (with features of Crispina?). VF. Extremely rare.Apr 04, 2015
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Anemurion (AD 81-96) AE 25 - Domitian48 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE25 (11.37g, 1h). ΔOMITIANOC KAICAP, Laureate bust right / ANЄMOY PЄωN, Artemis wearing long chiton, drawing arrow from bowcase and while aiming right. gVF. Very rare.Apr 04, 2015
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Tarsos (AD 198-217) AE 34 - Caracalla77 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE34 (17.34g, 7h). Circa 214-217 AD. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ Μ ΑΥΡ CЄΟΥΗΡΟC ΑΝΤΩΝЄΙΝΟC CЄΒ Π Π, bust to right, wearing the diadem and robes of a Demiourgos / ΑΝΤΩΝΙΑΝΗC CЄYHP AΔP MHT TAPCOY AMK ΓB, Caracalla on horseback to left, right hand raised; before him stands Tyche, presenting him with the diadem of a Demiourgos. EF. Extremely rare.Apr 04, 2015
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Amisos (AD 198-217) AE 33 - Caracalla144 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE33 (18.65g, 7h). Dated CY 241 (209/10 AD). ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟC CЄΒΑCΤ, laureate and cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield; countermark: capricorn / ΑΜΙCΟ ЄΛЄΩΘЄΡΑ, Amazon standing left gathering fruit, at foot of tree Amazonian shield and bipennis; in exergue, ЄTCMA. Very Fine. Extremely Rare.

The figure in this image can be identified as an Amazon on account of the axe and the shape of the shield set against the tree, which conforms to Roman ideals of Amazonian apparel. A close parallel may be found on a relief adorning a marble sarcophagus in the Capitoline museum (inv. scu 726), in which an Amazon battles Greeks armed with such a shield and double-bladed axe. Here we see this Amazon in a moment of rest, gathering fruit from a laden tree she has come upon. According to Apollonios of Rhodes' in Argonautica, the mythical Amazons lived just to the east of Amisos in three towns near Themiscrya near the mouth of the Thermodon (modern Terme) river.
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Philadelphia (AD 193-217) AE 26 - Julia Domna35 viewsJulia Domna, 193-217 AD. AE26 (8.29g, 6h). ΙΟΥΛΙΑ CЄΒΑCΤΗ, draped bust right / ΦΙΛΑΔЄΛΦЄΩΝ, nude Apollo standing to right, tending a laurel tree; behind, a stele inscribed ΕΠΙ ΙΟΥΛΙΑΝ. Good Very Fine. Extremely Rare.Apr 04, 2015
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Tarsos (AD 161-180) AE 32 - Marcus Aurelius85 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE32 (18.03g, 12h). AVT KAIC MAP AVPHΛIO ANTΩNЄINOC CЄB, laureate head of Marcus right / AΔPAINHC TAPCOY MHTPOΠOΛЄΩC, Marcus, holding volumen in left hand, and Lucius standing facing one another, clasping right hands; star above, OMO/NOIA/ CЄBACTΩN between emperors and continuing into exergue. VF, dark green patina, light roughness in field before portrait. Levante Coll.Apr 02, 2015
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Mopsos (AD 81-96) AE 26 - Domitian37 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE26.5 (11.43g, 12h). Dated CY 161 (93/4 AD). ΔOMЄTIANOC CЄBACTOC, laureate head right / [M]OΨЄA/[T]ωN TH–C IЄPA/[C] KAI ACY–ΛOY upward to left, KAI AYT–ONOM/OY AξP (date) upward to right, Apollo standing left, holding branch in right hand, leaning left elbow on tripod. Good VF, dark brown patina. Levante Coll.; ex von Aulock Coll.Apr 02, 2015
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Anazarbos (AD 235-238) AE 32 - Maximinus I50 viewsMaximinus I, 235-238 AD. AE32 - Hexassaria (24.78g, 12h). Dated CY 255 (236/7 AD). AV • K • Γ • IOV • OVH • MAΞIMЄINOC • CЄB •, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / ANAZ • ЄNΔ • MHTPO •/ B–Γ/ [CVN]ΘVCIA OI/KOV(MЄ)(NH)C, female figure standing left, wearing polos and holding bipennis in left hand, before bull standing left. Good VF, dark brown patina, very minor roughness. Levante Coll.; ex von Aulock Coll.Apr 02, 2015
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Aigeai (AD 215/216) Tetradrachm85 viewsTime of Caracalla, 198-217 AD. AR Tetradrachm (13.31g, 29mm, 6h). Dated CY 262 (215/6 AD). AIΓЄAIΩN ANTΩNЄINOY ΠO[Λ]ЄΩC, bust of Asclepius right, wearing taenia and with slight drapery; serpent-entwined staff before / MAKЄΔONIKHC ЄYΓЄNOYC, Asclepius standing facing, head left, leaning on serpent-entwined staff; to left, Telesphorus standing facing; to right, goat kneeling right, head left; BΞ–C (date) across central field. EF, toned. Extremely rare and possibly the only example in private hands. Levante Coll.; ex Numismatic Fine Arts XVI (12/1985), lot 496.

The legends can be translated as “The Antonine city of Aegeae / of noble and Macedonian origin.”
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Aigeai (AD 193-211) AE 33 - Septimius Severus90 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE33 (22.30g, 12h). Dated CY 247 (200/1 AD). AVT K Λ CЄΠ CЄVHPOC ΠЄP C, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / CЄV–HPI[A]NωN AIΓ–ЄAIωN Є ZMC (date), galley right with two masts and standard, seven oarsmen and one helmsman. VF, attractive brown patina. Levante Coll.; ex von Aulock Coll.Apr 02, 2015
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Aigeai (AD 117-138) Tridrachm - Hadrian & Alexander the Great74 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Tridrachm (9.49g, 23.5mm, 12h). Dated CY 164 (117/8 AD). AYTOKP KAIC TPAIANOC AΔPIANOC CЄB, laureate bust of Hadrian right, slight drapery / AIΓЄAIΩN ЄTOYC ΔΞP (date), diademed head of Alexander the Great right; below, goat kneeling left, head right. VF, toned, light porosity. Rare. Levante Coll.Apr 02, 2015
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Aigeai (AD 37-41) AE 3077 viewsTime of Caligula, 37-41 AD. AE30 (18.98g, 12h). Dated CY 86 (39/40 AD). Head of Dionysus right, wearing ivy wreath and head band; thyrsus over far shoulder / AIΓЄAIωN upward to left, ςΠ (date) to upper right, ANTIΓ[Ο] to lower right, draped bust of Poseidon right, wearing taenia; trident before. VF, earthen black patina. Rare. Levante Coll.; ex von Aulock Coll.Apr 02, 2015
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Adana (AD 198-217) AE 38 - Caracalla131 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE38 (25.20g, 6h). AVT • KAI[C • M •] AVP ANTΩNЄINOC CЄB •, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / [AΔ]P [CЄ]V ANTΩNIN[I]A–NΩN AΔANЄΩN, Zeus Nicephorus seated left; at feet, eagle standing left, head right. Good VF, green patina, minor roughness, scratches on forehead and before bust. Levante Coll.; ex La Galerie Numismatique IX (1/2007), lot 539.

An interesting coin struck late in Caracalla’s reign. This appears to be the earliest coin of Adana to name the city as “Severan” and “Antonine”. All earlier coins of the imperial era in Levante’s catalog bear either the honorific title “AΔPIANΩN" or a similar, shortened form.
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Thyateira (AD 218-235) AE 3991 viewsTime of Elagabalus or Severus Alexander, 218-222 and 222-235 AD. AE39 - Medallion (10.72g, 6h). Cl. Aurelius Dionysius, strategos and eques. IЄPA CVNKΛHTOC, draped bust of youthful Senate right / ЄΠI CTP KΛΩ AVP ΔIONVCIOV IΠΠIKOV/ ΘVATЄIPH/NΩN, the river-god Lykos, nude from the waist down, reclining left, placing right hand on amphora; to left, bull grazing right; tree in background. Superb EF, green patina. Ex Numismatica Genevensis SA IV (12/2006), lot 212.

Cl. Aurelius Dionysius is one of several strategoi of Thyateira to include his title ἱππικός, equivalent of the Latin eques (a member of the Equestrian order).
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Elaia (AD 177-192) AE 41 - Commodus153 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE Medallion (39.23g, 12h). L. Castrischinus, strategos for the second time. AV KAI M AV–PH KOMMOΔO/C, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / CTPA Λ KACTPI–CXЄINOV/ EΛAITΩN/ TO B, emperor on horseback right, raising right hand in salutation; to left, Victory advancing right, crowning Commodus; to right, bound captive seated at base of trophy. Superb EF, green patina. Rare. Ex Numismatica Genevensis SA V (12/2008), lot 254; Tkalec (2/2002), lot 177.Apr 02, 2015
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Kyzikos (AD 177-192) AE 43 - Commodus68 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE43 - Medallion (41.04g, 6h). T. Aelius Eteoneus, archon. Struck circa AD 191-192. AV KAI Λ M AV KOMMOΔOC ANT CЄB ЄVC ЄVT POMAIOC HPAKΛHC, laureate bust right, with lion’s skin tied around neck, club over shoulder / ЄΠI APX T AIΛ ETEΩNEΩC KVZIKHNΩN NЄΩK, Artemis advancing right, holding torch in each hand; altar to right. Good VF, green patina, some smoothing. Very rare.

Over the later part of Commodus’ reign, numerous events suggest the emperor was becoming mentally ill. Commodus thought of himself as the reincarnation of Hercules, even dressing as the hero at gladiatorial events.
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Amisos (AD 198-217) AE 36 - Caracalla141 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE36 - Medallion (27.38g, 5h). Dated CY 230 (198/9 AD). AVT K M AVP ANTΩ–NЄINOC CЄB, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / A–MI–COV/ ЄΛЄVTЄPAC/ • ЄT • CΛ • (date), Nike, holding filleted palm frond in right hand, driving biga left. EF, green patina. An extremely rare and attractive piece. Ex Numismatica Genevensis SA V (12/2008), lot 268.

Similar types were struck later in Caracalla’s reign (see RG 118; SNG Copenhagen 192).
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Ankyra (AD 96-98) AE 30 - Nerva80 viewsNerva, 96-98 AD. AE30 (19.02g, 6h). Laureate head right / Hexastyle temple, with eagle below pellet in pediment. VF, yellow-brown surfaces, minor roughness. Spradling Coll.; ex CNG Elec. Auc. 132 (2/2006), lot 128.Apr 01, 2015
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Olbasa (AD 218-225) AE 25 - Julia Maesa27 viewsJulia Maesa, Augusta, 218-224/5 AD. AE25 (8.09g, 12h). Draped bust right / Mên on horse trotting right. VF, green patina. Spradling Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Antiocheia (AD 244-249) AE 24 - Philip I20 viewsPhilip I, 244-249 AD. AE24 (8.42g, 1h). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Mên standing right, holding scepter and crowning Nike. VF, light brown surfaces. Spradling Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Siblia (AD 198-217) AE 2331 viewsTime of Caracalla, 198-217 AD. AE23 (6.04g, 6h). Laureate bust of Demos right, with slight drapery / Hercules standing facing, head right, holding club, apples, and lion skin. VF, green-brown patina. Southern Pathologist coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Midaion (AD 81-96) AE 33 - Domitian27 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE33 - Tetrassaria (23.51g, 6h). AYT ΔOMITANOΣ KAIΣAP ΣЄB ΓЄP, laureate head right / ΔΗΜΗΤΗΡ ΣЄΒΑΣΤΗ, Demeter standing facing, head left, holding grain ears and scepter; ΜΙ-ΔΑ across field. Fine, brown patina, rough surfaces. Spradling Coll.; ex vAuction 215 (10/2008), lot 89.1 commentsApr 01, 2015
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Lysias (AD 238-244) AE 23 - Gordian III21 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE23 (5.90g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. Near VF, dark glossy green patina. Spradling Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Grimenothyrai (AD 98-117) AE 23 - Trajan37 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD. AE23 (8.50g, 6h). L. Tullius, magistrate. AVT NЄP TPAIANOC K C ΓЄ ΔAK, laureate bust right, wearing aegis around neck / [ЄΠI Λ] TVΛΛIO-V ΓPЄIMЄNO[ΘV], Hygieia standing right, holding serpent, and Asklepius standing facing, head left, holding serpent-entwined staff. Near VF, brown surfaces. Spradling Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Bruzos (AD 235-238) AE 23 - Maximus30 viewsMaximus, Caesar, 235/6-238 AD. AE23 (4.93g, 12h). Γ IOY OY MAΞIMO K, Bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / BROYZ-HNΩN, Hygieia standing right, holding serpent fed from patera. VF, green patina. Spradling Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Kidramos (AD 69-79) AE 19 - Vespasian27 viewsVespasian, 69-79 AD. AE19 (4.88g, 12h). Pamphilios Seleukou, magistrate. Laureate head right / Statue of indigenous “Mother of the Gods” facing. VF, green patina. Spradling coll.; ex Wagner coll., CNG 76 (9/2007), lot 1078.Apr 01, 2015
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Kyme (AD 178-182) AE 30 - Crispina76 viewsCrispina, Augusta, 178-182 AD. AE30 (17.26g, 6h). Struck circa 180-182 AD. Draped bust right / Facing statue of Artemis of Ephesus. Near VF, green patina, minor roughness. Spradling Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Hadrianeia (AD 117-138) AE 25 - Hadrian98 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE25 (8.67g, 7h). Bare head right / Cybele seated left on throne, holding patera and resting elbow upon tympanum; to left, lion left. VF, tan-brown surfaces, minor roughness. Spradling Coll.; ex Drewry Coll., CNG Elec. Auc. 160 (3/2007), lot 173.Apr 01, 2015
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Prusa ad Olympum (AD 218-225) AE 21 - Julia Maesa37 viewsJulia Maesa, Augusta, 218-224/5 AD. AE21 (5.66g, 1h). Draped bust right / Hexastyle temple, with annulet in pediment. VF, brown patina. Spradling Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Nikaia (AD 241-244) AE 22 - Tranquillina16 viewsTranquillina, Augusta, 241-244 AD. AE22 - Diassaria (7.56g, 1h). Draped bust right, wearing stephane / Nike standing left, holding wreath and palm frond. VF, brown patina, some spots of striking weakness. Southern Pathologist coll.; ex Burstein coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Nikaia (AD 222-235) AE 25 - Julia Mamaea23 viewsJulia Mamaea, Augusta, 222-235 AD. AE25 - Diassaria (9.32g, 2h). ΙΟVΛΙΑ ΜΑΜΑ[...], draped bust right / EVCEΒΩN EVΓ-EN(ΩN) NIKAIE(ΩN), Pan advancing left, holding grape bunch and lagobolon. VF, brown patina, flan crack. Extremely rare reverse legend and type. Spradling Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Kalchedon (AD 193-211) AE 28 - Septimius Severus51 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE28 (11.10g, 6h). AV K Λ CЄΠ CЄV(HP)OC Π, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / KAΛXAΔ-O-NIΩN, serpent-entwined tripod. VF, attractive green patina. Spradling Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Amisos (AD 117-138) Drachm - Hadrian105 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Drachm (3.03g, 18mm, 6h). Dated CY 165 (133/4 AD). Laureate head right / Demeter standing left, holding grain ears and long torch. VF, lightly toned. Spradling Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Samos (AD 193-217) AE 30 - Julia Domna46 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE30 (12.01g, 7h). IOYΛIA ΔOMNA CЄB, draped bust right / CA MI ΩN, tetrastyle temple, with shield in pediment and containing statue of Hera facing. VF, black-green patina. Only the second example known, and the only with this obverse legend. Very rare. LJH Coll.; ex Münz Zentrum 58 (4/1986), lot 1386.Apr 01, 2015
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Ephesos (AD 218-222) AE 20 - Elagabalus39 viewsElagabalus, 218-222 AD. AE20 (4.64g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Prize urn, with two palm fronds; A above. VF, green-brown patina, some cleaning marks. Very rare. Spradling Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Kretia-Flaviopolis (AD 147-175) AE 20 - Faustina II66 viewsFaustina Junior, Augusta, 147-175 AD. AE20 (5.00g, 6h). Draped bust right / Stag standing right. Near VF, brown patina. Rare. Herbert Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Amisos (BC 56) AE 20105 viewsC. Caecilius Cornutus, Praetor, 56 BC. AE20 (8.14g, 1h). Helmeted bust of Roma right / Roma seated left on shields, holding Nike. Good VF, dark green patina. Rare.Apr 01, 2015
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Metropolis (AD 198-217) AE 31 - Caracalla29 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE31 (15.11g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Cybele seated left, holding uncertain object (patera?) and resting elbow on tympanum; lion at her feet. VF, brown surfaces, some roughness. Spradling Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Parion (AD 247-249) AE 23 - Philip II46 viewsPhilip II, 247-249 AD. AE23 (4.39g, 7h). PHIL[...], laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / C G I H PA R, she-wolf right, head left, suckling the twins Romulus and Remus below. Fine, brown surfaces, some roughness. Extremely rare. Spradling Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Nikomedeia (AD 198-217) AE 26 - Caracalla63 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE26 (11.49g, 6h). ANTΩNЄINOC AYΓOYCTOC, laureate head right / NIKO(MH)ΔЄΩN ΔI C NЄΩKOPΩN, the serpent Glycon coiled right, with human head. Near VF, dark brown surfaces, numerous cleaning marks. Very rare. Spradling Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Nikaia (AD 198-217) AE 23 - Caracalla32 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE23 (6.71g, 7h). ANTΩNINOC AYΓOYCTOC, laureate head left / NI KAI EΩN, hexastyle temple, with pellet-in-annulet in pediment and containing Tyche standing facing, holding rudder and cornucopia. VF, green patina, some cleaning marks. Very rare. Spradling Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Nikaia (AD 198-217) AE 24 - Caracalla24 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE24 (7.90g, 8h). Laureate head right / Nike advancing left, holding wreath and palm frond. Near VF, dark brown patina, orange earthen highlights. Rare. Spradling Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Nikaia (AD 198-217) AE 26 - Caracalla23 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE26 (12.67g, 7h). Laureate and cuirassed bust right / Dionysos standing facing, head right, holding grape vine; to left, panther left; to right, overturned cantharus and satyr advancing left. Near VF, green patina. Very rare. Spradling Coll.; ex vAuctions 221 (2/2009), lot 72.Apr 01, 2015
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Nikaia (AD 198-217) AE 27 - Caracalla20 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE27 (11.96g, 1h). Laureate head right / Athena standing left, holding patera and spear; round shield at feet to left. Near VF, green patina. Spradling Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Iuliopolis (AD 198-217) AE 28 - Caracalla26 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE28 (13.69g, 1h). ANTΩNI NOC AVΓ, laureate head right / IOVΛIOΠ OΛЄITΩN, Zeus seated left on throne, holding patera and scepter. Near VF, green patina. Extremely rare. Spradling Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Kretia-Flaviopolis (AD 198-217) AE 27 - Caracalla30 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE27 (9.53g, 7h). AV K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / ΚΡΗΤΙЄΩΝ ΦΛΑΟY, river-god Billaios reclining left on rocks, holding crowning Nike and reed; ΒΙΛΑЄΟC in exergue. Fine, light olive-brown surfaces. Extremely rare. Spradling Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Kios (AD 198-217) AE 26 - Caracalla75 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE26 (9.36g, 8h). Laureate head right / Helmeted bust of Athena right, wearing aegis. VF, tan surfaces. Very rare. Spradling Coll. Ex Patrick Cooper Coll., CNG Elec. Auc. 101 (11/2004), lot 84; Hecht Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Germanikopolis (AD 198-217) AE 28 - Caracalla69 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE28 (15.63g, 1h). Laureate head right / Apis bull standing right, raising foreleg; behind, two signa surmounted by bucrania. VF, tan surfaces. Very rare. Spradling Coll.; ex Cooper Coll., CNG Elec. Auc. 101 (11/ 2004), lot 83; Hecht Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Neokaisareia (AD 198-217) AE 28 - Caracalla45 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE28 (13.96g, 12h). Dated CY 146 (209/10 AD). Laureate head right / Tetrastyle temple of Ma-Zeus, with pellet in pediment. Near VF, black-green patina. Spradling Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Amaseia (AD 198-217) AE 29 - Caracalla34 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE29 (12.81g, 7h). Dated CY 209 (231/2 AD). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. VF, earthen green patina, minor roughness. Spradling Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Kaisareia (AD 218-222) AE 26 - Elagabalus67 viewsElagabalus, 218-222 AD. AE26 (12.31g, 12h). Dated RY 2 (219/20 AD). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Agalma of Mt. Argaeus set on altar inscribed ЄT B (date). VF, reddish-brown patina.Apr 01, 2015
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Laodikeia (AD 79-81) AE 2154 viewsTime of Titus, 79-81 AD. AE21 (9.02g, 7h). Signed by Claudia Zenonis. Draped bust of youthful Demos right, wearing tainia / Male figure, nude from the waist down, standing left, holding patera and palm frond; to left, staff with flag set in vase. VF, glossy dark brown patina, a few minor scratches. Ex Lepczyk (4/1980), lot 1244.

A rare and interesting instance of a prominent local woman signing her city’s coinage. The appearance of Claudia’s name very likely stemmed from her belonging to the Zenonid family, one of the wealthiest and most powerful in Asia Minor. A relative, Julia Zenonis, also signed coins of Laodicea from the reign of Nero. The male figure on the reverse, possibly an athlete, may refer to the building of a new stadium in 79/80 AD (RPC II p. 194).
Apr 01, 2015
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Hieropolis (AD 100-200) AE 2553 viewsCivic Issue. 2nd century AD. AE25 (11.03g, 12h). Diademed, draped, and veiled bust of Boule right / Apollo Kitharoidos standing facing, holding lyre and plektron. VF, dark green to black patina. Rare.Apr 01, 2015
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Syedra (AD 244-249) AE 32 - Philip I19 viewsPhilip I, 244-249 AD. AE32 (15.23g, 5h). AV • K • M • IOVΛ ΦΛIΠΠOC CЄB, laureate and cuirassed bust right / CVЄΔ-PЄΩN, Ares standing left, holding shield and spear. VF, green patina, lathe mark on obverse, numerous cleaning scratches on reverse. Levante Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Syedra (AD 161-180) AE 30 - Marcus Aurelius17 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE30 (16.88g, 6h). AVT KAI M A-VP ANTΩNINOC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Emperor on horseback right, raising hand. VF, brown patina. Apparently rare and possibly unpublished for Marcus Aurelius. Levante Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Olba (AD 69-81) AE 19 - Domitian42 viewsDomitian, as Caesar, 69-81 AD. AE19 (5.14g, 6h). Bare head left / Cornucopia. VF, black patina, light earthen deposits. Levante Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Mopsos (AD 249-251) AE 31 - Herennius Etruscus21 viewsHerennius Etruscus, as Caesar, 249-251 AD. AE31 (22.24g, 1h). Dated CY 318 (250/1 AD). ЄΠIΦ KЄCAP KVI ЄPЄ AITP MЄC ΔЄKION, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / AΔPI ΔЄ-KI-ANω-N M-oΨЄ[AT]ωN, Serapis, raising hand and holding scepter, and Isis, holding sistrum and cornucopia, standing left; crab to lower right, Є HIT (date) in exergue. VF, green patina, roughness, surface bubble on obverse. Interesting Egyptian-themed issue. Levante Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Mopsos (AD 193-217) AE 23 - Julia Domna19 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE23 (10.00g, 1h). Dated CY 284 (216/7 AD). IOYΛIA ΔO-MNA CЄB, draped bust right / ANTO[N]ЄINIANωN MOΨЄAT[ωN], Apollo standing left, holding branch and leaning on tripod; ЄT – ΔΠ/C (date) across field. VF, green patina, areas of roughness on reverse. Levante Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Mopsos (AD 138-161) Tridrachm - Antoninus Pius36 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AR Tridrachm (8.71g, 23mm, 6h). Laureate head right / Apollo standing left, wearing chlamys and holding branch. Fine, porosity. Extremely rare, the only example known to Prieur at the time of his publication, one of two currently recorded in RPC Online. Levante Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Mallos (AD 244-249) AE 28 - Philip I51 viewsPhilip I, 244-249 AD. AE28 (11.05g, 6h). Dated CY 310 (244 AD). M IЧL FILLIPPЧM[...], laureate bust right, slight drapery; c/m: A within circular incuse / MAL COL [AMFIL]OCH, Tyche seated left of rocks, holding grain ears; river-god at feet and to right of rocks, ЄT–IT (date) and S–C across field. Fine, brown patina. Levante Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Mallos (AD 128-137) AE 29 - Sabina43 viewsSabina, Augusta, 128-136/7 AD. AE29 (9.96g, 6h). Draped bust right, wearing stephane / Tyche seated right on rocks, holding grain ears; river-god at feet and to left of rocks. VF, porous gray-brown surfaces. Rare and with a fine style portrait. Levante Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Iotape (AD 253-268) AE 27 - Gallienus24 viewsGallienus. 253-268 AD. AE27 (11.13g, 76h). Draped bust right / Demeter standing left, holding torch and branch. VF, green and brown patina. Rare. Levante Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Iotape (AD 253-260) AE 30 - Valerian I22 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE30 - 8 Assaria (12.98g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. VF, green patina, minor roughness. Levante Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Iotape (AD 235-238) AE 30 - Maximinus I28 viewsMaximinus I, 235-238 AD. AE30 (18.78g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; countermark: incuse crescent / Dionysus standing left, holding cantharus over panther in right hand, thyrsus in left. Near VF, green and brown patina. Rare. Levante Coll.; ex von Aulock Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Iotape (AD 198-209) AE 21 - Geta28 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 198-209 AD. AE21 (3.75g, 6h). Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. VF, green and brown patina. Rare. Levante Coll.; ex von Aulock Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Iotape (AD 193-217) AE 25 - Julia Domna24 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE25 (5.35g, 7h). Draped bust right / Selene advancing left, holding torch in each hand. VF, attractive pale green patina. Levante Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Korakesion (AD 235-238) AE 31 – Maximinus I16 viewsMaximinus I, 235-238 AD. AE31 (11.65g, 6h). AV K Γ IO OYH [M]AΞIMЄINOC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Athena standing left, holding Nike and spear. VF, pale green patina. Rare. Levante Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Kelenderis (AD 249-251) AE 28 - Trajan Decius13 viewsTrajan Decius, 249-251 AD. AE28 (9.34g, 6h). Laureate and cuirassed bust right / Poseidon standing left, holding dolphin and trident; altar to left. VF, green patina. Levante Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Kasai (AD 244-249) AE 24 - Otacilia Severa15 viewsOtacilia Severa, Augusta, 244-249 AD. AE24.5 (9.23g, 12h). Draped bust right, wearing stephane / Hercules standing left, head right, holding club and Apples of the Hesperides; lion skin draped over left arm. Fine, green patina, minor roughness. Levante Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Kasai (AD 238-244) AE 30 - Gordian III19 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE30 (15.71g, 12h). AYT K M ANT ΓOPΔIANOC CЄ, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / KA-CA-T/ΩN, Female figure (Hera?) standing right before Zeus seated left, each holding scepter and patera. Good Fine, porous brown surfaces, planchet flaw on reverse. Levante Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Karallia (AD 254-268) AE 30 - Salonina23 viewsSalonina, Augusta, 254-268 AD. AE30 - 11 Assaria (19.40g, 12h). Draped bust right, wearing stephane; IA (mark of value) before / Athena standing right, holding spear and shield. VF, green patina, light roughness. Edoardo Levante Coll. Ex Münzen und Medaillen GmBH 4 (3/1999), lot 242.Apr 01, 2015
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Anemurion (AD 177-192) AE 31 - Commodus18 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE31 (14.93g, 12h). Dated RY 13 (190/1 AD). A[Y]TOK M AYP KOMMOΔON (AV)Γ, laureate head right / ANЄM-OY-PIЄ-ωN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia, within distyle temple; in exergue, retrograde ЄT ΓI (date). VF, green patina, light roughness and deposits. Rare. Levante Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Anazarbos (AD 241-244) AE 32 - Tranquillina36 viewsTranquillina, Augusta, 241-244 AD. AE32 (21.02g, 12h). Draped bust right, wearing stephane / Athena standing left, holding serpent-entwined spear and shield; ЄT/ BΞ/C (date) in left field. Good Fine, dark green patina, minor roughness. Levante Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Anazarbos (AD 218-222) AE 28 - Elagabalus39 viewsElagabalus, 218-222 AD. AE28.5 (11.07g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Temple seen in perspective. VF, dark green patina. Levante Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Aigeai (AD 198-217) AE 29 - Caracalla35 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE29 (18.01g, 7h). Dated CY 260 (213/4 AD). [...]M AY CЄOVHPOC ANTωNЄINOC CЄB, laureate head right / [C]ЄVHPIANΩN [... A]NTΩNЄINOVΠ[...], Asclepius standing facing, head left, leaning on serpent-entwined staff; to left, Telesphorus standing facing; ЄT/OY/C–ΞC (date) across field. Near VF, dark brown patina, minor pitting on the reverse. Edoardo Levante Coll.

See SNG Levante 1741 for a similar reverse. Presumably some shortened form of AIΓЄAIΩN followed CЄVHPIANΩN, as there is very limited space for the full ethnic.
Apr 01, 2015
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Philadelphia (AD 200) AE 2441 viewsca 200 AD. AE24 (7.98g, 6h). Diademed bust of youthful Demos right, slight drapery / Artemis standing left, head right, drawing arrow from quiver with right hand, holding bow in left. EF, brown patina.Apr 01, 2015
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Pergamon (AD 177-192) AE 41 - Commodus139 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE41 - Medallion (37.37g, 6h). Homonoia with Ephesus. P. Ael. Pius, strategos. [AY K]AI M AV-PH KOMOΔOC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / ΕΠI CT[P]-A ΠIOV [KOI]NΩ[N]/ ΠΕPΓAMHNΩ/N EΦECΙΩN, Asclepius, holding cult idol of Artemis Ephesia and serpent-entwined staff, seated in biga drawn by two centaurs. Fine, earthen black patina, some smoothing. Extremely rare and possibly unrecorded with this later bust type.Apr 01, 2015
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Pergamon (AD 238-244) AE 43 – Gordian III87 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE43 - Medallion (35.50g, 12h). Homonoia with Nikomedeia. C. Julius Logismus, magistrate. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Asclepius, leaning on serpent-entwined staff, and Demeter, holding patera and torch, standing on galley. Near VF, dark brown and green patina. Rare. Levante Coll.; deaccessioned from the Départment des Monnaies, Médailles et Antiques, Bibliothèque Nationale de France.Apr 01, 2015
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Hadrianotherai (AD 193-235) AE 1949 viewsSeveran Times, 193-235 AD. AE19.5 (3.63g, 6h). Laureate bust of youthful Demos, slight drapery / Ascelpius standing facing, head left, leaning on serpent-entwined staff. Good VF, pale green patina, small mark by Demos’ eye. Good for issue. Kern Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Kyzikos (AD 217-218) AE 23 - Diadumenian40 viewsDiadumenian, as Caesar, 217-218 AD. AE23 (5.51g, 6h). Bareheaded and draped bust right / Calf standing right. VF, green patina, some smoothing. Levante Coll.; deaccessioned from the Départment des Monnaies, Médailles et Antiques, Bibliothèque Nationale de France.Apr 01, 2015
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Amisos (AD 117-138) Drachm - Hadrian114 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Drachm (2.41g, 19mm, 7h). Dated CY 168 (136/7 AD). Bareheaded bust left, slight drapery / Demeter standing left, holding phiale and torch. Good VF, toned, minor graffiti in reverse field. Rare.Apr 01, 2015
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Nikaia (AD 217-218) AE 23 - Macrinus35 viewsMacrinus, 217-218 AD. AE23 (7.67g, 8h). AVT K M O(ΠЄ)Λ CЄOV(HP) • MAKPЄINOC AVГ, laureate head right / NI K A IE, ΩN in exergue, hexastyle temple façade. Good VF, dark green patina, minor smoothing.Apr 01, 2015
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Nikaia (BC 27-AD 14) AE 28 - Augustus53 viewsAugustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AE28 (14.60g, 1h). Thorius Flaccus, proconsul. Bare head left / Nike advancing right, holding palm and wreath; monogram and ς below; additional monogram to right. VF, green patina. Rare.Apr 01, 2015
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Kretia-Flaviopolis (AD 193-217) AE 27 - Julia Domna44 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE27 (10.67g, 6h). IOVΛIA ΔOMNA CЄ, draped bust right / KPHTIЄΩN ΦΛ A OVIOΠΟΛΙ, Demeter standing left, holding grain ears and scepter. VF, green and brown surfaces, some pitting.Apr 01, 2015
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Kyzikos (AD 202-205) AE 25 - Plautilla58 viewsPlautilla, Augusta, 202-205 AD. AE25 (7.96g, 12h). Draped bust right / Galley left with six oarsmen and a steersman. VF, dark grayish-green patina, some flaking around edges. Southern Pathologist coll.; Ex Classical Numismatic Review XIX.2 (5/1994), lot 326.Apr 01, 2015
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Herakleia Pontika (AD 98-117) AE 29 - Trajan57 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD. AE29 (18.34g, 1h). Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder / Herakles fighting the Nemean Lion; club in exergue. VF, rough surfaces, brown patina with golden high points. Southern Pathologist coll.; Ex CNG 53 (3/2000), lot 172.Apr 01, 2015
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