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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

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Hyrkaneis (AD 177-192) AE 30 - Commodus68 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE30 (15.86g). L. Antoninus, strategos. AV KAI M AVPH KOMOΔOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / CTPA Λ ANTΩNЄINOV VPKANΩN, Demeter driving biga of serpents left, holding torch in each hand. VF.

Extremely rare and apparently unpublished type featuring a left-facing biga.
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Kilbianoi Superiores (AD 193-217) AE 1961 viewsTime of the Severans, 193-217 AD. AE19 (3.91g). ΠΟΛΙC, turreted and draped bust of Tyche right / NЄIKΛЄΩN TΩN ЄN KIΛ, Dionysus standing left, pouring cantharus and holding filleted thyrsus. Extremely rare. VF.Jul 27, 2015
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Halikarnassos (AD 238-244) AE 25 – Gordian III78 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE25 (10.18g). AYT K M ANT ΓOPΔIANOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / AΛΙKAPNACCЄωN, tetrastyle temple, containing Homonoia standing left, holding cornucopia and sacrificing with patera over lighted altar to left. VF.Jul 27, 2015
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Smyrna (AD 200-235) AE 2389 viewsImperial Times, early 3rd century AD. AE23 (5.84g). IЄPA CYNKΛHTOC, draped bust of Senate right. CMYPNAIΩN Γ NЄOKOPΩN, tetrastyle temple; within Tyche. VF.Jul 27, 2015
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Smyrna (AD 37-41) AE 15 - Caligula137 viewsCaligula, 37-41 AD. AE15 (3.00g). ΓAION KAICAPA, radiate head right, star behind / ZMYPNAIWN, crab. VF.Jul 27, 2015
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Hadrianeia (AD 193-211) AE 19102 viewsTime of the Septimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE19 (3.65g). IЄPOC ΔHMOC, laureate head of Demos right / AΔPIANЄΩN, Artemis advancing right, head left, holding torch in each hand. VF.Jul 27, 2015
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Attaia (AD 178-182) AE 15 - Crispina77 viewsCrispina, Augusta, 178-182 AD. AE15 (3.28g). KPIΠINA CEBAC, draped bust right / ΑΤΤΑΙΤΩΝ, Zeus standing slightly left, holding sceptre and thunderbolt over eagle standing left. Rare. VF.Jul 27, 2015
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Perge (AD 253-260) AE 35 - Valerian I68 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE35 (22.60g, 12h). AVT KAI ΠOV MOV VAΛЄPIANOC CЄB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / IЄPA ΛAMΠPA […] ΠЄPΓAI, Tyche seated left, holding cult idol of Artemis Pergaia and cornucopia; monogram to left. Green patina, little scratch on obverse, VF.Jul 22, 2015
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Side (AD 254-268) AE 31 - Salonina81 viewsSalonina, 254-268 AD. AE31 (20.54g, 6h). KOPNHΛIA CAΛΩNINA CЄ, draped bust right; I to right / CIΔHTΩN NЄΩKORΩN, Tyche seated left on rock, holding poppy. Green patina, VF.Jul 22, 2015
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Magnesia (AD 81-96) AE 27 - Domitian106 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE27 (10.84g 6h). ΔOMITIANOC KAICAP CEBACTOC ΓEPMANIKO, laureate head right / LEYKOΦPYC MAΓNHTΩN, Tetrastyle temple, inside Statue of Artemis Leukophyryene standing facing with supports, being crowned by two flying Nikai. Rare. Green patina, good VF. Tricarico coll.Jul 10, 2015
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Tralleis (AD 81-96) AE 28 - Domitian86 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE28 (13.42g, 12h). ΔOMITIANΩC KAIΣAP ΣEBACTOC, laureate head right / KAICAPEΩN ΛAPACIOC, Zeus Larasios seated left, with Nike and scepter. nVF, green patina, Rare. Tricarico coll.Jul 10, 2015
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Smyrna (AD 138-161) AE 35 - Antoninus Pius110 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-261 AD. AE 35 (25.20g). [AV KAI T]I AI.AΔRI - ANTΩNEINOC, laureate bust right /ΘEV[ΔIANOC] CTPA [ANEΘHKE] CMYP - NAIOIC, Hippodameia, in long garment and veiled, standing right, with left hand lifting garment from her breast, with right hand holding right hand of Pelops, who is standing nude frontal, head turned left and resting with raised left hand on scepter; both in slow Biga right; in upper right field ΠEΛO[Ψ]. Hoeft coll.Jul 04, 2015
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Sardeis (AD 81-96) AE 18 - Domitian74 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE18 (3.20g, 12h). (ΔOMITIANOC) KAICAP (CEB), Laureate head right / (CAPΔ)IANΩN, Zeus Lydios standing left with eagle and scepter. F, extremely rare. Tricarico coll.Jun 15, 2015
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Alexandreia (AD 198-217) AE 24 - Caracalla113 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE24 (6.13g). M AVREL ANTONINVS, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / COL AVG TROAD, the priest Chryses en face standing leaning on column on which a statue of Apollo Smyntheus is placed. VF.Jun 09, 2015
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Temnos (AD 253-268) AE 24122 viewsTime of Gallienus, 253-268 AD. AE24 (7.37g). Bust of Senate right / Two Nemesis facing each other. Brown tone. Very Fine/About Very Fine.Jun 09, 2015
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Miletopolis (AD 117-138) AE 16 - Hadrian157 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE15.5 (1.98g). AY K TP AΔPIANOC, laureate head right / ΜЄΙΛΗΤΟ-ΠΟΛЄΙΤΩΝ, K-O across fields winged Kerykeion (Caduceus). GF.1 commentsJun 09, 2015
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Hadrianoi (AD 177-192) AE 29 - Commodus 127 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE28.5 (14.87g). Laureate bust right / Zeus standing left; holding patera over lighted altar and a sceptre. Brown tone. VF.Jun 09, 2015
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Kyzikos (AD 222-235) AE 28 - Severus Alexander96 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE28 (12.79g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Demeter standig left; holdig torch and grain ears. Brown tone. About Very Fine.Jun 09, 2015
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Nikaia (AD 241-244) AE 22 - Tranquillina74 viewsTranquillina, Augusta, 241-244 AD. AE21.5 (5.86g). Draped bust right, wearing stephane / Zeus seated left holding patera and sceptre. Apparently unpublished. Brown tone. About Very Fine.Jun 09, 2015
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Germanikopolis (AD 198-217) AE 29 - Caracalla114 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE28.5 (14.85g). Laureate head right / Demeter standing left, holding grain ears, poppy, and torch. Apparently unpublished. Lovely brwon-reddish patina. Minor deposits on reverse; otherwise Extremely Fine.Jun 09, 2015
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Amaseia (AD 198-217) AE 28 - Caracalla128 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE28 (15.30g). Dated CY 209 (207/8 AD). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Altar of Zeus Stratios; facing quadriga above, tree to left of altar. Brown tone. Very Fine.Jun 09, 2015
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Amaseia (AD 177-192) AE 33 - Commodus 86 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE33 (22.70g). CY 190 (187/8 AD). Laureate and cuirassed bust right / Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia; in field, ЄT PЧ (date). Green patina. Very Fine.Jun 09, 2015
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Amastris (AD 198-217) AE 31 - Caracalla119 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE31 (13.50g, 7h). ANTΩNINO-C AVΓOVC[T]OC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust left / AM[A]-CTPIC, Tyche seated right, holding scepter and statue(?). VF, dark green patina. Spradling Coll.Jun 04, 2015
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Kaisareia (AD 193-194) Drachm - Pescennius Niger160 viewsPescennius Niger, 193-194 AD. AR Denarius/Drachm (2.89g, 19mm, 11h). IMP CΛES • C PESCE NIGER IVST • ΛVC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / ΔHMΛPX I CΞ (sic) VΠΛTOC, calathus containing three grain ears; CT Λ (date) in exergue. EF, porous. Very rare.Jun 04, 2015
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Kaisareia (AD 193-211) Drachm - Septimius Severus102 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AR Drachm (3.33g, 19mm, 12h). Dated RY 16 (207/8 AD). Laureate head right / MHTPO KAICAP NЄΩ, Mt. Argaeus surmounted by star; ЄT Iς (date) in exergue. EF, toned.Jun 04, 2015
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Kaisareia (AD 14-37) Drachm - Tiberius & Drusus 276 viewsTiberius, with Drusus Caesar, 14-37 AD. AR Drachm (3.79g, 18mm, 12h). Struck 33-34 AD. TI • CAES • AVG I M (TR) P XXXV, laureate head of Tiberius right / [DRVSVS • C]AES • TI • AVG • F • COS • II • R • P , bare head of Drusus left. Near EF, toned. Rare.Jun 04, 2015
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Kaisareia (AD 14-37) Drachm - Tiberius & Drusus 195 viewsTiberius, with Drusus Caesar, 14-37 AD. AR Drachm (3.49g, 17mm, 12h). Struck 32-33 AD. TI • CAES • AVG [• P • M] • (TR) • P XXXIV, laureate head of Tiberius right / DRVSVS • CAES • TI • AVG • F • COS • II • (TR) • P • IT, bare head of Drusus left. VF, toned, a few light marks and scratches under tone. Extremely rare with tribunician date XXXIV.Jun 04, 2015
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Seleukeia (AD 198-217) AE 28 - Caracalla104 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE28 (14.37g, 6h). Laureate head right / Infant Zeus seated facing on throne, head left, raising right hand; around him, three Curetes, each wearing military outfit, striking shields with swords. VF, dark green, almost black, patina.

The Curetes share some of the attributes of the Corybantes, dancing divinities associated with the worship of Cybele, but their specific role in Greek mythology was to serve as the protectors of the infant Zeus while he was hidden away on Crete, safe from his murderous father Cronus. Their militant dancing, accompanied by the clashing of swords on shields, drowned out the cries of the infant.
Jun 04, 2015
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Tabai (BC 27-AD 14) Drachm - Augustus135 viewsAugustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AR Drachm (3.46g, 17mm, 12h). Laureate head right / Augustus seated left, holding Victory, who presents filleted wreath to him, and scepter; monogram to left. VF, toned, flan crack. Very rare.Jun 04, 2015
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Kidramos (AD 37-41) AE 19 - Caligula108 viewsCaligula(?),37-41 AD. AE19 (6.74g, 12h). Mousaius Callicratus Pr., magistrate. Bare head left / Goddess standing facing with arms outstretched. Good VF, green patina. Rare mint.Jun 04, 2015
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Ephesos (BC 58-57) Tetradrachm152 viewsT. Ampius T.f. Balbus. Proconsul, 58-57 BC. AR Tetradrachm (11.64g, 26mm, 12h). Cistophoric type. Hermias and Kaiustrios, magistrates. Dated year 77 (58/7 BC). Cista mystica with serpent; all within ivy wreath / Two serpents flanking tripod on which stands Apollo to left, holding branch in right hand, leaning left elbow on column; T • A–MPI • T • F/PRO–COS across upper field, OZ/EΦE to left, torch to right, ЄPMIAC/KAIYCTPIO[C] below. Good VF, numerous scratches. Rare.Jun 04, 2015
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Pergamon (AD 209-211) AE 39 - Geta161 viewsGeta, 209-211 AD. AE39 - Medallion (50.24g, 6h). Menogenes, strategos. AVTOKPA KAI ΠΟΠΛΙ CЄΠTI • ΓЄTAC •, laureate and cuirassed bust right, with gorgoneion on breastplate / ЄΠI CTP M-HNOΓ-ЄNOV B NЄOV ΠЄP/ΓAMHNΩN/ B NЄOKOPΩ/N, Zeus Nicephorus seated left within tetrastyle temple with shield in pediment. Near VF, dark gray-brown surfaces, smoothing, adjustment marks on reverse, ancient edge holes at 3 and 9 o’clock for insertion into swivel mount.Jun 04, 2015
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Sinope (AD 41-54) AE 28 - Claudius137 viewsClaudius, 41-54 AD. AE28 (11.38g, 6h). TI • CLAVDIVS • CAESAR, laureate head of Claudius right / C • I • [F], draped bust of Dionysus left, wearing ivy wreath. VF, reddish-brown and green patina. An extremely rare and only recently confirmed type. From a Hungarian Collection formed primarily in the 1930s.

First published by Waddington (RG) without an illustration in 1925, Banti and Simonetti included it in their corpus based solely on Waddington’s description. This coin finally provides confirmation of this exceptionally rare Dionysus type.
Jun 04, 2015
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Sinope (AD 37-41) AE 17 – Caligula & Agrippina I149 viewsGaius (Caligula), with Agrippina Senior, 37-41 AD. AE22 (6.28g, 7h). Dated CY 82 (36/7 AD?). Bare head of Caligula right / Draped bust of Agrippina right. VF, dark green patina. Rare, four cited in RPC.Jun 04, 2015
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Sinope (BC 27-AD 14) AE 23 - Augustus & Julius Caesar143 viewsAugustus, with Divus Julius Caesar, 27 BC-14 AD. AE20 (6.53g, 12h). Dated CY 23 (24/3 BC?). Laureate head of Caesar right / Bare head of Augustus right. VF, green patina. Rare, four cited in RPC, two additional in the latest supplement.Jun 04, 2015
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Ionopolis (AD 138-161) AE 29 - Antoninus Pius214 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE29 (16.89 g, 6h). Bare head right / ΓΛVΚΩΝ ΑΒΩΝΟΤΕΙΧΕΙΤΩΝ, coiled serpent with long hair (Glycon) to right. VF, dark green and brown patina, areas of roughness, smoothing in fields. Extremely rare.Jun 04, 2015
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Neokaisareia (AD 222-235) AE 30 - Severus Alexander261 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE30 (15.36g, 12h). Dated CY 163 (226/7 AD). Laureate and cuirassed bust right / Two-storied portico (nymphaeum?) with central arch in which stands Tyche holding rudder and cornucopia; ЄT PΞΓ (date) in exergue. VF, attractive earthen green patina. Fine style portrait and exceptional reverse. Very rare.

Çizmeli cites only three specimens with this reverse type, all of which were paired with a cruder obverse die engraved with a more youthful bust. Price and Trell (pp. 43-4) include this type with other coins depicting nymphaea, but caution that “...the building at Neocaesarea resembles a gate more than a fountain and certainly does not have the spouts at the base to indicate the nature of the monument.”
Jun 04, 2015
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Ephesos (AD 54-68) AE 21 – Nero & Statilia Messalina142 viewsNero, with Statilia Messalina, 54-68 AD. AE21 (7.37g, 7h). Struck 66 AD. Laureate head of Nero right / Draped bust of Messalina right. VF, dark green patina, deposits. Extremely rare, one of three cited in RPC. Hansen Coll.; ex Group CEM Triton XV (1/2012), lot 1386; Leu 30 (4/1982), lot 313; Leu 13 (4/1979), lot 407; Hans von Aulock Coll, 7864.Jun 04, 2015
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Ankyra (AD 198-217) AE 17 - Caracalla79 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE17 (3.76g, 7h). Laureate head right / Garlanded altar filled with grain ears. VF, green-brown patina. Very rare. Spradling Coll. Ex Porter Coll.Jun 04, 2015
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Kremna (AD 198-217) AE 24 - Caracalla77 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE24 (9.03g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Aquila between two signa surmounted by wreaths. Good VF, gray-brown patina, some roughness. Spradling Coll.Jun 04, 2015
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Antiocheia (AD 251-253) AE 21 - Volusian69 viewsVolusian, 251-253 AD. AE21 (4.17g, 7h). IMP CAE RASLLOVNAHI AV, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / ANTIOCHIO CL SR, Volusian riding horse left, raising hand. VF, green patina. Extremely rare. Spradling Coll.Jun 04, 2015
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Sillyon (AD 238-244) AE 25 - Gordian III111 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE25 (14.53g, 2h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Gordian right / Draped bust of Mên right, wearing Phrygian cap and set upon crescent. VF, brown patina. Well centered and struck. Spradling Coll.Jun 04, 2015
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Side (AD 235-238) AE 32 - Maximinus I63 viewsMaximinus I, 235-238 AD. AE32 (22.20g, 6h). AV K Γ IO OV-H MΑΞIMЄIN-ON, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / CIΔ-H-T-ΩN, Minerva standing facing, head left, holding crowning Victory and spear, and resting hand upon shield. Fine, dark green patina, some roughness. Extremely rare. Spradling Coll.Jun 04, 2015
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Akmoneia (AD 161-180) AE 20 - Marcus Aurelius80 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE20 (5.77g, 5h). Tyndianus, magistrate. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Jupiter seated left on throne, holding crowning Victory and scepter. Good VF, dark brown patina. Extremely rare, with RPC listing only one other example. Spradling Coll.Jun 04, 2015
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Saitta (AD 198-217) AE 33 - Caracalla65 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE33 (16.85g, 6h). Sospitus Charikleus, archon. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Hercules standing facing, head left, resting hand upon club and holding lion skin. Good Fine, green patina. Extremely rare. Spradling Coll.Jun 04, 2015
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Prusa ad Oylmpum (AD 241-244) AE 28 - Tranquillina106 viewsTranquillina, Augusta, 241-244 AD. AE28 (9.82g, 1h). Draped bust right, wearing stephane / Diana advancing left, holding torch in each hand. Fine, brown surfaces. Spradling Coll.Jun 04, 2015
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Nikaia (AD 177-192) AE 24 - Commodus63 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE24 (9.05 g, 7h). A K M AV KO ANTΩ[NINOC], bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / [OMH]POC N-IKA-IЄΩN, Homer seated right on curule chair, holding scroll. Near VF, brown patina. Extremely rare, and apparently an unpublished variety. Spradling Coll.Jun 04, 2015
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Amisos (AD 244-247) AE 34 - Philip II111 viewsPhilip II, as Caesar, 244-247 AD. AE34 (22.75g, 8h). Dated CY 277 (245/6 AD). Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Mars standing right, holding spear and resting hand upon shield; ЄT / COZ (date) in two lines to right. Good Fine, dark brown patina, some cleaning marks. Rare. Spradling Coll.Jun 04, 2015
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Kibyra (BC 166-84) Drachm149 viewsca 166-84 BC. AR Drachm (16mm, 2.62g, 12h). Male head right, wearing crested helmet / Horseman galloping right, holding couched spear and palm; monogram behind, T-AY, MOYCAIOC, and KIBYPATΩ[N] below. Near VF, cleaning scratches, some roughness. Rare variety with an unlisted magistrate’s name (Mousaios).Jun 03, 2015
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Lykia Uncertain (BC 440-390) Hemiobol92 viewsca 520-470/60 BC. AR Hemiobol(?) (8mm, 0.25g, 5h). Facing lion’s scalp / Head of Hermes left, wearing petasos(?), in pelleted square border within incuse square. Good Fine, lightly toned, struck off center on the obverse, die breaks on the reverse. Rare.Jun 03, 2015
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Prokonnesos (BC 400-350) Obol165 viewsca 450-425 BC. AR Hemiobol (10mm, 0.50g, 12h). Forepart of horse right, A on shoulder; grape bunch to right / Oinochoe; Π to right. VF, toned, some roughness. Very rare.Jun 03, 2015
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Pessinos (AD 198-217) AE 28 - Caracalla80 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE28 (11.82g, 1h). AYT K M AYP ANTΩN [...], laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / ΠЄCC-IN-[O]VNT-IωИ, eagle standing right on altar, head left, with wreath in beak; signum to left and right. VF, dark brown patina. Extremely rare. Spradling Coll.Jun 03, 2015
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Tarsos (AD 198-217) AE 28 - Caracalla120 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE28 (12.70g, 6h). Mantled bust right, wearing demiourgic crown / River-god Cydnus reclining left, holding cornucopia and leaning on overturned amphora from which water flows; bull reclining at feet. Near VF, dark brown patina with green highlights. Spradling Coll.; ex Gorny & Mosch 118 (10/2002), lot 1803.

Caracalla wears both the crown and the mantle of the demiourgos - the official who oversaw the operation of regional festivals and games.
Jun 03, 2015
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Epiphaneia (AD 222-235) AE 34 - Severus Alexander71 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE34 (26.09g, 7h). Dated CY 298 (230/1 AD). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Athena standing left, holding spear and shield. VF, dark green patina. Possibly unpublished.

See CNG Electronic Auction 130, lot 284 for the same obverse die. To judge from the major collections, coins of Alexander from Epiphanea are extremely rare, while coins of the emperor’s mother, Julia Mamaea, appear to be much more common.
Jun 03, 2015
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Diokaisareia (AD 198-217) AE 27 - Caracalla68 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE27 (14.39g, 7h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Nike advancing right, holding wreath and palm frond. VF, green patina. Spradling Coll.; ex Levante Coll.Jun 03, 2015
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Sagalassos (AD 253-260) AE 35 - Valerian I83 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE35 - 10 Assaria (15.29g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; I (mark of value) before / Temple of the Dioscuri: three-columned temple with two garlanded altars, each with a star above. VF, dark brown patina. Spradling Coll.Jun 03, 2015
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Kremna (AD 270-275) AE 25 - Aurelian69 viewsAurelian, 270-275 AD. AE25 (6.61g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Marsyas standing left, carrying wine skin over shoulder. VF, brown patina, minor roughness, flan split. Spradling Coll.Jun 03, 2015
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Midaion (AD 198-217) AE 30 - Caracalla65 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE30 (16.54g, 2h). ANTΩNЄINOC AVΓOVCTOC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / MI-ΔA-Є-ΩN, Tyche of Midaion seated left, holding grain ears and two Erotes with torches; to lower left, river god Tembrus swimming left. VF, brown patina, minor roughness. Extremely rare. Spradling Coll.; ex CNG Elec. Auc. 59 (2/2003), lot 114; CNG Elec. Auc. 57 (1/2003), lot 63.Jun 03, 2015
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Hierapolis (AD 221) AE 24 - Annia Faustina98 viewsAnnia Faustina, Augusta, 221 AD. AE24 (4.75g, 6h). Draped bust right, wearing stephane / A/KTI/A in three lines within wreath. VF, earthen black patina, a few pits, light scratches. Rare.Jun 03, 2015
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Eumeneia (AD 138-161) AE 24 - Antoninus Pius89 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE24 (10.97g, 12h). Laureate and cuirassed bust right, wearing aegis / Bull walking right, being guided by Nike standing behind; Nike holds one of the bull’s horns with her right hand and a dagger with her left. VF, dark green patina with earthen highlights/deposits.Jun 03, 2015
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Kotiaeion (AD 198-217) AE 33 - Caracalla122 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE33 (17.45g, 2h). M. Aurelius Menel[aus, the younger?], archon for the second time. ANTΩNINOC AVΓOVCTOC, laureate head right / EΠI M AVPHΛ MENEΛ B APX B/KOT-I-A/EΩ-N, Hercules standing facing, head left, holding seated figure of Cybele and resting hand upon club; drum to right. VF, brown patina with traces of green. Extremely rare. Spradling Coll.; ex Cooper Coll.; CNG Elec. Auc. 73 (9/2003), lot 74.Jun 03, 2015
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Kidyessos (AD 198-217) AE 26 - Caracalla77 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE26 (8.42g, 6h). Peisonos, archon. Laureate and cuirassed bust right; gorgoneion on breastplate / Cybele seated left, holding patera in outstretched right hand, leaning left elbow on tympanum; lions flanking. VF, dark green patina. Spradling Coll.Jun 03, 2015
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Apameia (AD 238-244) AE 25115 viewsTime of Gordian III, 238-244 AD. AE25 (9.59g, 5h). Bakchios, magistrate. Veiled and draped bust of Bule right / Eagle standing facing, head right, wings open. Good VF, dark green patina with thick earthen highlights/deposits.Jun 03, 2015
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Apameia (AD 222-235) AE 29 - Julia Mamaea69 viewsJulia Mamaea, Augusta, 222-235 AD. AE29 (13.02g, 6h). P. Ailius Tryphon, equestrian asiarch. IOVΛIA MAMЄA CЄB, draped bust right, wearing stephane / ЄΠI Π AIΛ TPY-Φ-(ΩN)OC ACIAP IΠΠI/AΠAMЄΩ-N, Zeus seated left on chair, holding crowning Nike and scepter. VF, dark brown patina. Extremely rare. Spradling Coll.Jun 03, 2015
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Rhodes (AD 81-96) AE 35 - Domitian74 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE35 - Drachm(?) (24.21g, 6h). Laureate and radiate head left / Nike standing left on prow, holding wreath and palm frond. VF, earthen green patina, two long cuts on obverse. Very rare.Jun 03, 2015
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Kos (AD 117-138) AE 14 - Hadrian88 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE14 (1.92g, 3h). AΔPИ–IIOI, laureate head right / ΚΩIΩΝ, serpent-entwined staff of Asclepius. Near VF, brown surfaces. Carathéodory Pasha coll. (1833-1906).Jun 03, 2015
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Bageis (AD 198-213) AE 21120 views198-213 AD (time of later Severans). AE21 (5.05g). Archon Gaius. ΔHMOC, laureate youthful bust of Demos right, drapery on far shoulder / ЄΠI ΓAIOV APX A / BAΓHNΩN (HN ligate), river-god Hermos, wearing himation, reclining right, resting with left arm on urn from which water is flowing, holding water plant over right shoulder, in ex. ЄPMOC. VF. Rare.Jun 03, 2015
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Samos (AD 253-260) AE 27 - Valerian I78 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE27 (11.85g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Facing cult statue of Samian Hera within tetrastyle temple. VF, green-brown patina. Rare. Carathéodory Pasha coll. (1833-1906).Jun 03, 2015
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Samos (AD 253-260) AE 26 - Valerian I75 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE26 (8.04g, 6h). AVPT (sic) K ΠΟ ΛIKI ONAΛЄPIANOC (sic), laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Facing cult statue of Samian Hera. VF, green-brown surfaces. Rare. Carathéodory Pasha coll. (1833-1906).Jun 03, 2015
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Samos (AD 244-247) AE 29 - Philip II75 viewsPhilip II, as Caesar, 244-247 AD. AE29 (10.50g, 12h). Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Facing cult statue of Samian Hera. Near VF, brown and green patina. Rare. Carathéodory Pasha coll. (1833-1906).Jun 03, 2015
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Samos (AD 244-249) AE 29 - Otacilia Severa81 viewsOtacilia Severa, Augusta, 244-249 AD. AE29 (10.42g, 6h). Draped bust right, wearing stephane / Warrior advancing right, head left, with left foot on small prow, extending right hand and holding shield in left. VF, green patina. Rare. Carathéodory Pasha coll. (1833-1906).Jun 03, 2015
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Smyrna (AD 238-244) AE 35 - Gordian III90 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE35 (22.53g, 6h). Cl. Rufinus Sophistes, strategos. Struck 241-243 AD. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Two Nemeses standing facing one another, that on the left holding bridle, that on the right patera and cubit rule; griffin between. VF, green patina, even roughness.Jun 03, 2015
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Magnesia (AD 75-100) AE 15118 viewsLate 1st century AD(?). AE15 (2.58g, 12h). Apollo standing right, playing cithara / Facing cult statue of Aretmis Leukophrys. Good VF.Jun 03, 2015
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Kyzikos (AD 238-244) AE 28 - Gordian III94 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE28 (12.41g, 1h). Lepidus, strategos. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / CTPA/ ΛЄΠIΔO/V KVZIKH/NΩN NЄ/OKOP in five lines. VF, brown patina with hard green and blue deposits, thin flan crack. Spradling Coll.Jun 03, 2015
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Kyzikos (AD 235-238) AE 25 - Maximus93 viewsMaximus, Caesar, 235/6-238 AD. AE25 (9.08g, 7h). Γ IOV OV MAZIMOC KAICA, bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / KVSIKHNΩ NEOKO, Diana driving biga right, holding two torches. Near VF, green-brown patina. Extremely rare. Spradling Coll.Jun 03, 2015
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Kyzikos (AD 177-192) AE 41 - Commodus103 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE41 - Medallion (35.04g, 12h). Struck circa 191-192 AD. AV KAI [Λ] M AV KOMMOΔ[O]C AN[T CЄB ЄVC ЄVT POMAIOC HP]AKΛHC, laureate bust right, with lion’s skin tied around neck, club over shoulder / NЄ-O[K]O-[PΩN] KVZIKHNΩ[N], two large baskets containing branches and set on tall stands, each being raised by three men holding supports; two additional men standing on supports, two altars or bases before baskets, star-in-crescent above each basket. Fine, rough brown surfaces, pierced. Extremely rare and possibly unique.

This type cannot be adequately explained, but must refer to some local myth or cult practice. The Vienna piece shares the same reverse scene but is smaller and must be earlier in date, with a younger portrait shown laureate, draped, and cuirassed.
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Kyzikos (AD 177-192) AE 30 - Commodus131 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE30 (11.30g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / KVZI/KHNΩN/ NEOKO/PΩN in four lines within wreath. Good VF, green patina, some bare metal revealed on high points.Jun 03, 2015
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Nikaia (AD 219-220) AE 22 - Julia Paula64 viewsJulia Paula, Augusta, 219-220 AD. AE22 (5.13g, 7h). Draped bust right / Venus standing left, holding apple. Good VF, green patina, area of fill on reverse. A scarcer empress for the provincial series. Possibly an unpublished type.Jun 03, 2015
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Bithynion-Hadriana (AD 253-268) AE 25 - Gallienus94 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE25 (10.15g, 7h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Zeus seated left, holding patera and scepter. VF, brown patina with some bare metal revealed on high points, hard green deposits. Rare.Jun 03, 2015
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Philadelphia (AD 100-200) AE 1777 viewsImperial Times, 1st century AD. AE17 (2.43g, 1h). Helmeted head of Minerva right / Horizontal branch from which hand two bunches of grapes. Good VF, green patina. Rare.Jun 03, 2015
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Side (AD 253-268) AE 29 - Gallienus81 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE29 - 11 Assaria (14.88g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; [IA (mark of value) to right]; countermark: Є within circular incuse / Two agonistic crowns, each containing two palm fronds, set upon table inscribed ΠPΩTA. VF, granular green-brown surfaces.Jun 03, 2015
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Kibyra (AD 198-217) AE 35 - Caracalla79 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE35 (22.14g, 6h). Dated CY 176 (199/200 AD). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Fortuna standing right, holding scepter and clasping hands with Minerva seated left on throne, resting elbow upon cuirass and shield; ЄT COP (date) in exergue. Near VF, dark gray-green patina, a few marks on the obverse. Spradling Coll.Jun 03, 2015
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Saitta (AD 193-211) AE 26 - Septimius Severus50 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE26 (9.22g, 6h). Andronicus, archon. Laureate head right / Mên standing left, holding pine cone and scepter. VF, green patina. Rare. Spradling Coll.Jun 03, 2015
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Saitta (AD 177-192) AE 33 - Commodus68 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE33 (25.79g, 6h). Oct. Artemidorus Philad-, first archon. Struck ca 178-180 AD. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Hercules standing facing, head right, holding club and lion skin. VF, green patina, minor encrustation. Very rare, with RPC listing only one other example. Spradling Coll.Jun 03, 2015
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Maionia (AD 100-200) AE 1760 viewsca 2nd century AD. AE17 (2.99g, 7h). Selonus, magistrate. Draped bust of Demos right / Zeus standing left, holding uncertain object. Good VF, glossy green surfaces.Jun 03, 2015
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Nikaia (AD 222-235) AE 20 - Severus Alexander115 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE20 (4.70g, 8h). M AVP CЄVH AΛЄΞANΔPOC AV, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Three signa. Good VF, green patina.Jun 03, 2015
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Sebastopolis-Herakleiopolis (AD 193-211) AE 27 - Septimius Severus119 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE27 (13.87g, 5h). Dated CY 208 (205/6 AD). AY KAI Λ CЄ-ΠTI CЄOYH, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / CЄBACTOΠ (HP)AK-ΛЄOΠ[OΛIC ЄT], the Fourth Labor of Hercules: Hercules right, wrestling the Erymanthian boar; HC (date) upward to right. Near VF, brown surfaces. Extremely rare. Spradling Coll.Jun 03, 2015
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Seleukeia Sidera (AD 238-244) AE 26 - Gordian III70 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE26 (8.53g, 6h). Laureate head right, with slight drapery / Mên on horse trotting right. Near VF, dark green patina. Spradling Coll.Jun 03, 2015
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Sillyon (AD 258-260) AE 34 - Saloninus91 viewsSaloninus, as Caesar, 258-260 AD. AE34 - 10 Assaria (18.64g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; below, eagle standing right, head left, with wings spread / Mên on horse trotting left. VF, gray-brown patina, some roughness. Extremely rare. Spradling Coll.; ex vAuctions 248 (6/2010), lot 21 (incorrectly attributed as Valerian II).Jun 03, 2015
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Aizanis (AD 253-268) AE 27 - Gallienus89 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE27 (15.75g, 6h). Aurelius Zenonus, magistate. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Magna Mater (Cybele) seated left on chair, holding patera and resting elbow upon tympanum; to left, lion left. VF, dark green patina. Very rare. Spradling Coll.; ex Burstein Coll.Jun 03, 2015
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Philadelphia (AD 198-209) AE 26 - Geta54 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 198-209 AD. AE26 (7.58g, 6h). Julianus, magistrate. Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Diana standing right, holding bow and drawing arrow from quiver on back. VF, green patina, some bare metal revealed. Very rare. Spradling Coll. Ex Righetti Coll.; CNG Elec. Auc. 226 (1/2010), lot 437.Jun 03, 2015
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Metropolis (AD 244-249) AE 29 - Otacilia Severa76 viewsOtacilia Severa, Augusta, 244-249 AD. AE29 (13.07g, 6h). Draped bust right, wearing stephane / Magna Mater (Cybele) seated left on throne, holding patera and tympanum; to left, lion left. Near VF, dark green patina, some roughness. Very rare. Spradling Coll.Jun 03, 2015
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Parion (BC 45) AE 18155 viewsTime of Julius Caesar, ca 45 BC. AE17.5 (6.28g, 12h). C. Matuinus and T. Ancius, aediles. Female head right, wearing stephane / Praefericulum. VF, attractive green and red patina. Rare. Philips coll.Jun 03, 2015
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Nikaia (AD 222) AE 20 - Severus Alexander51 viewsSeverus Alexander, as Caesar, 222 AD. AE20 - Diassarion (5.84g, 7h). M AVP AΛЄZANΔPOC K, bareheaded and cuirassed bust right / N-IKA-IEΩN, Justitia standing left, holding scales and cornucopia. VF, brown patina. Extremely rare.Jun 03, 2015
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Ankyra (AD 209-211) AE 30 - Geta93 viewsGeta, 209-211 AD. AE30 (18.30g, 7h). Laureate head right / Athena standing left, holding patera and scepter. VF, dark green patina, flan crack. Extremely rare. Spradling Coll.; ex Righetti Coll.; ex CNG Elec. Auc. 214 (7/2009), lot 326.May 31, 2015
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Mopsos (AD 217-218) AE 31 - Diadumenian62 viewsDiadumenian, as Caesar, 217-218 AD. AE31 (15.16g, 6h). Dated CY 285 (217/8 AD). Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Male figure (satyr?) standing left, with foot on basis and holding reed. Near VF, green patina, a few edge splits. Very rare. Spradling Coll.May 31, 2015
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Eirenopolis (AD 193-211) AE 29 - Septimius Severus74 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE29 (14.71g, 5h). Dated CY 144 (195/6 AD). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus right; c/m: Hygieia standing right, feeding serpent held in hands, within oval incuse / Head of Asclepius right; serpent-entwined staff to right; ΔMP (date) below. VF, black patina, orange earthen deposits, minor edge split. Spradling Coll.; ex CNG 66 (5/2004), lot 1130; Levante Coll.May 31, 2015
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Aigeai (AD 138-161) AE 25 - Marcus Aurelius 74 viewsMarcus Aurelius, as Caesar, 138-161 AD. AE25 (12.81g, 12h). Dated CY 191 (144/5 AD). Bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Veiled and draped bust of Tyche right, wearing mural crown; date before. VF, black-green patina with blue-green and beige overtones.May 31, 2015
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Timbriada (AD 198-217) AE 25 - Caracalla66 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE25 (9.91g, 2h). AV K M AV ANTΩNЄIN-OC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; countermark: TI within circular incuse / TIMB-PI-AΔЄΩN, the Dioscuri standing facing one another, each holding scepter; crescent above. VF, tan-brown surfaces. Extremely rare. Spradling Coll.May 31, 2015
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Antiocheia (AD 251-253) AE 24 - Volusian72 viewsVolusian, 251-253 AD. AE24 (7.67g, 1h). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Athena standing left, holding crowning Nike and scepter; shield to left, trophy of arms to right. Good VF, dark brown patina, light earthen deposits. Spradling Coll.; ex CNG Elec. Auc. 227 (2/2010), lot 342 (some undesirable deposits since removed).May 31, 2015
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