Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

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Sebastopolis-Herakleiopolis (AD 193-211) AE 27 - Septimius Severus124 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 III73 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 - Saloninus95 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 - Gallienus93 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 - Geta56 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 Severa81 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 18160 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 Alexander55 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 - Geta97 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 - Diadumenian65 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 Severus79 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 77 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 - Caracalla70 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 - Volusian76 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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Sillyon (AD 193-211) AE 34 - Septimius Severus82 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE34 (26.43g, 1h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Mên on horse trotting right. Near VF, dark green patina. Spradling Coll.; ex vAuctions 236 (11/2009), lot 19.May 31, 2015
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Perge (AD 241-244) AE 25 - Tranquillina86 viewsTranquillina, Augusta, 241-244 AD. AE25 (9.08g, 11h). Draped bust right, wearing stephane; crescent behind / Distyle temple containing cult statue of Artemis-Pergaia. VF, rough dark green-brown patina. Spradling Coll.; ex CNG Elec. Auc. 165 (5/2007), lot 164.May 31, 2015
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Trajanopolis (AD 117-138) AE 25 - Hadrian87 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE25 (10.50g, 2h). Laureate and draped bust right / Zeus standing left, holding eagle and scepter. Good VF, attractive brown patina. Spradling Coll.; ex CNG Elec. Auc. 108 (2/2005), lot 40.May 31, 2015
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Synnada (AD 217-218) AE 31 - Macrinus87 viewsMacrinus, 217-218 AD. AE31 (15.21g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / CYNNA-ΔЄΩN, Zeus seated left on throne, holding crowning Nike and scepter. VF, green-brown patina, some encrustation on the reverse. Spradling Coll.; ex CNG Elec. Auc. 77 (11/2003), lot 76.May 31, 2015
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Peltai (AD 193-211) AE 32 - Septimius Severus76 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE32 (20.88g, 6h). Tatarionus, archon. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / ΠЄΛTHNUN MA APX TATAPIUNO, Mên standing left, holding pine cone and spear. VF, dark green patina, light earthen deposits. Spradling Coll.May 31, 2015
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Apameia (AD 138-161) AE 22 - Antoninus Pius84 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE22 (6.94g, 6h). Scymnus II Demetrius, magistrate. Struck circa 139-144 AD. Laureate head right / Four grain ears. VF, dark brown patina. Spradling Coll.; ex CNG Elec. Auc. 52 (11/2002), lot 85.May 31, 2015
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Thyateira (AD 198-209) AE 31 - Geta68 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 198-209 AD. AE31 (15.24g, 6h). Moschus, strategos. Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. Near VF, rough tan-brown surfaces. Extremely rare. Spradling Coll.; ex Lindgren Coll.May 31, 2015
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Akrasos (AD 193-211) AE 22 - Septimius Severus82 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE22 (6.32g, 12h). Laureate head right / Athena standing left, holding patera and reversed spear; shield to right. VF, dark green-brown patina, minor roughness, a few adjustment marks. Very rare. Spradling Coll.May 31, 2015
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Germanikopolis (AD 193-211) AE 28 - Septimus Severus90 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE28 (14.00g, 6h). AVT. KA. CEΠ. CEOYHPOC, laureate and cuirassed bust right / APX. ΠAΦ. ΓEPMANIKOΠOΛЄΩC, Demeter standing left, holding grain ears, poppy, and torch. Good VF, dark brown patina. Attractive portrait. Extremely rare. Spradling Coll.May 31, 2015
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Neokaisareia (AD 253-268) AE 23 - Gallienus106 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE23 (9.86g, 1h). Dated CY 201 (264/5 AD). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Two prize urns, each containing two palm fronds, set on base; ЄT CA (date) in exergue. Good VF, red-brown patina.May 31, 2015
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Neokaisareia (AD 253-268) AE 23 - Gallienus99 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE23 (11.23g, 6h). Dated CY 200 (263/4 AD). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Prize urn, containing two palm fronds, set upon agonistic table; ЄT C (date) in exergue. Good VF, red-brown patina.May 31, 2015
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Neokaisareia (AD 253-268) AE 25 - Gallienus115 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE25 (9.76g, 6h). Dated CY 200 (263/4 AD). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Gallienus on horse advancing right, preparing to hurl spear at fallen enemy to right; ЄT C (date) in exergue. Good VF, red-brown patina.May 31, 2015
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Neokaisareia (AD 253-268) AE 26 - Gallienus149 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE26 (11.74g, 2h). Dated CY 199 (262/3 AD). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Wreath; [Є]T PЧΘ (date) in exergue. Good VF, red-brown patina.May 31, 2015
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Neokaisareia (AD 253-268) AE 25 - Gallienus123 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE25 (11.77g, 6h). Dated CY 199 (AD 262/3). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Prize urn, containing two palm fronds, set upon agonistic table with three decorated legs; ЄT PЧΘ (date) in exergue. Good VF, red-brown patina, pit on obverse.May 31, 2015
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Neokaisareia (AD 253-268) AE 27 - Gallienus102 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE27 (10.72g, 7h). Dated CY 199 (262/3 AD). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Prize urn, containing two palm fronds, set upon agonistic table with three legs; ЄT PЧΘ (date) in exergue. Good VF, red-brown patina.May 31, 2015
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Neokaisareia (AD 253-260) AE 27 - Valerian I74 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE27 (13.46g, 1h). Dated CY 192 (255/6 AD). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Turreted and draped bust of Tyche right; ЄT PЧB (date) across field. VF, some roughness, pit on the obverse. Spradling Coll.; ex Burstein Coll.May 31, 2015
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Neokaisareia (AD 251-253) AE 29 - Trebonianus Gallus & Volusian116 viewsTrebonianus Gallus, with Volusian, 251-253 AD. AE29 (14.00g, 12h). Dated CY 188 (251/2 AD). AVT K K/ ΓAΛΛOC KAI OVOΛOV[CCIANOC]/ CЄB, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right of Trebonianus Gallus, facing radiate, draped and cuirassed bust left of Volusian / • GEN • AVGG • • NOS •, Genius standing facing, head left, holding patera and cornucopia; ЄT/ΡΠ-H (date) across field. Good VF. Spradling Coll.; ex CNG Elec. Auc. 115 (5/2005), lot 224; Burstein Coll.; CNG 37 (3/1996), lot 1045.May 31, 2015
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Sebastopolis-Herakleiopolis (AD 198-209) AE 27 - Geta117 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 198-209 AD. AE27 (13.59g, 5h). Dated CY 208 (AD 205/6). Λ CЄΠT-I ΓЄTAC K, bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / (HP)AKΛЄ CЄBACT, the Second Labor of Hercules: Hercules right, slaying the Lernaean Hydra with club; (ЄT) (HC) (date) across field. Good Fine, porous tan-brown surfaces. Extremely rare, and apparently unpublished. Spradling Coll.; ex CNG Elec. Auc. 193 (8/2008), lot 140.May 31, 2015
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Sebastopolis-Herakleiopolis (AD 193-211) AE 27 - Septimius Severus143 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE27 (12.46g, 11h). Dated CY 208 (205/6 AD). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Hercules standing facing, leaning upon club and holding lion skin; ЄT H/C (date) across field. VF, earthen green patina. Very rare. Spradling Coll.May 31, 2015
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Amaseia (AD 193-217) AE 25 - Julia Domna90 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE25 (10.40g, 6h). Struck ca 205-206 AD. Draped bust right / Apollo seated left on throne, resting elbow upon lyre. VF, green-brown patina, some roughness. Extremely rare. Spradling Coll.; ex Alighieri Coll (CNG Elec. Auc. 210(5/2009), lot 90).May 31, 2015
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Amaseia (AD 177-192) AE 33 - Commodus93 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE33 (24.74g, 12h). Dated CY 189 (185/6 AD). Laureate and cuirassed bust right / Commodus on horse riding right, brandishing spear; below, lion advancing right, head upturned left, with spear in jaws; ЄT PΠΘ (date) below. Good VF, brown surfaces, minor porosity. Spradling Coll.May 31, 2015
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Smyrna (AD 161-180) AE 35 - Marcus Aurelius86 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE35 (27.51g, 6h). Homonoia with Laodicea in Phrygia. Attalus Sophistes, magistrate. Struck 169-175 AD. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Zeus Laodiceus standing right, holding scepter and eagle, facing Cybele seated left, left elbow on tympanum. VF, dark brown surfaces.May 31, 2015
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Daldis (AD 138-192) AE 14163 viewsTime of the Antonines, AD 138-192. AE13.5 (1.85g, 6h). Head of Silenus right, wearing ivy wreath / ΔΑΛΔΙΑΝΩΝ, bunch of grapes. EF, dark green patina. An impressive portrait of Silenus. Very rare.May 31, 2015
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Ilion (AD 253-260) AE 41 - Valerian I131 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE41 / Medallion (27.02g, 12h). AV • K • Π • Λ • OV-AΛEPIANOC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / ΙΛIEΩN EKT-ΩP, Hector, fully armored, advancing right, holding firebrand in raised right hand, large shield in left; two ships to lower right. Good VF, green patina, minor areas of roughness. Extremely rare and the only in private hands. Arnold Coll.May 31, 2015
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Augusta (AD 14-29) AE 16 - Livia83 viewsJulia Augusta (Livia), Augusta, 14-29 AD. AE16 (3.27g). Diademed and draped bust right / Helmeted bust of Athena right. Rare. VF.May 30, 2015
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Kadoi (AD 50-59) AE 16 - Agrippina II81 viewsAgrippina II, Augusta, 50-59 AD. AE16 (3.47g). AΓPIΠΠINA ΣEBAΣTH, draped bust of Agrippina right / KAΔOHNΩN, facing cult-statue of Artemis. EF.May 30, 2015
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Assos (AD 69-79) AE 18 - Vespasian151 viewsVespasian, 69-79 AD. AE18 (3.72g). Laureate head right / helmeted head of Athena right. Very rare. gVF.May 30, 2015
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Amisos (AD 117-138) Drachm - Hadrian193 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Drachm (2.75g, 18mm). Dated CY 164 (132/3 AD). AVT KAI TPA ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC CEBΠΠVΠΓ, laureate head right drapery on left shoulder (or aegis?) / AMICOY EΛEYΘH-PAC ETOVC, PΞΔ below (Dated CY 164), Capricorn right, with globe between legs, cornucopiae. VF.May 30, 2015
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Ephesos (BC 390-320) AE 1596 viewsca 390-320/00 BC. AE15 (1.58g). Bee / Stag kneeling left, head right; ΤΙΜΗΣΙΑΝΑΣ (magistrate) downward to left, astragalos to upper right. Rare. aEF.May 30, 2015
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Karia Uncertain (BC 500-490) Stater187 viewsca 500-490 BC. AR Stater (19mm, 14.54g). Two dolphins right within linear square border / Two rectangular incuses. VF, toned, light porosity. Extremely rare issue with both dolphins right, only the von Aulock specimen published.

This coinage had originally been attributed to Poseidion on Karpathos, but Cahn’s analysis of the issues bearing an inscription, πos, has conclusively shown that this legend is not an ethnic and cannot point to a mint in Poseidion. It is most likely struck from a mint on the coast of Caria or one of the other mints that used this form of double rectangular incuse: Ialysos, Kamiros, or Lindos.
May 28, 2015
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Kaisareia (AD 161-169) AE 21 - Lucius Verus149 viewsLucius Verus, 161-169 AD. AE21 (8.16g). AVTOKPA OYHPOC CЄBACTOC, laureate head right, rectangular LXVA (VA ligate) countermark on neck / KAICAPЄωN T Π APΓAIω, Mount Argaeus with tall conical top. F, countermark VF. Ex Gert Boersema, Vcoins.

Legio Quinta Decima Apollinaris (The Fifteenth) was relocated to the far east during the time of Nero. Several years later the legion was under the personal command of Titus during the First Jewish Revolt. XV served an important role in the Parthian campaign under Lucius Verus, capturing the Armenian capital of Artaxada.
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Antiocheia (AD 161-180) AE 27 - Marcus Aurelius77 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE27 (11.04g). KA OV AV OVHPOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ANTIO XЄΩN, Athena advancing right with spear and shield. VF.May 25, 2015
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Nagidos (BC 400-380) Stater154 viewsca 420­-400 BC. AR Stater (10.67g). Head of Dionysos right, wearing ivy wreath / EP [N]AΓIΔEΩN, head of Aphrodite right, hair bound in sphendone. Of superb style, old cabinet tone and extremely fine. Ex NAC 54 (2010), 133.May 24, 2015
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Klazomenai (BC 386-301) Drachm578 viewsca 360 BC. AR Drachm (4.05g). Laureate head of Apollo facing three­quarters left, wearing chlamys secured by round brooch / AΠ-OΛΛA-Σ, swan standing left, open wings; below, KΛ. An apparently unique variety (the only specimen known with this magistrate) of an extremely rare type. Undoubtedly the finest specimen known of this issue bearing one of the finest facing portraits of the Greek coinage. Of extraordinary late Classical style and with old cabinet tone. Good extremely fine. Ex Naville I (1921), Pozzi, 2400; Ars Classica XVI (1933), 1390; Leu ­M&M (5/1974), Kunstfreund, 219.May 24, 2015
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Salamis (BC 411-373) AV 1/4 Stater - Evagoras I331 viewsEvagoras I, King of Salamis, 411-374 BC. AV 1/4 Stater (2.01g). "U­va­ko­ro" in Cypriot characters, youthful head of Herakles wearing lion’s skin headdress, facing three­-quarters left/ "Pa­si­le­wo­se" in Cypriot characters, goat lying right. Apparently only the second specimen known. Good extremely fine.May 24, 2015
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(BC 450-420) Sppntaza - Stater155 viewsSppñtaza, Dynast, ca 450-430/420 BC. AR Stater (9.73g). Phellus (?) mint. Diademed female head left (Aphrodite?) / "Sppñtaza" in Lycian characters around tetraskeles, all within dotted frame in partially incuse square. Old cabinet tone and about extremely fine. Ex Heritage (4/2013), 3024.May 24, 2015
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Miletos (BC 600-550) EL 1/6 Stater342 viewsLydia (?), uncertain mint, mid 6th century BC. AV (or EL) Hekte (2.34g). Forepart of lion left / Bipartite rectangular punch with floral pattern. Apparently unique. An issue of great importance and fascination, about extremely fine. Ex Leu 50 (1990), 165 and CNG 26 (1993), 98.May 23, 2015
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Chios (BC 550-­525) EL Hekte627 viewsca 550-­525 BC. EL Hekte (2.28g). Sphinx seated right, vine tendril on top of head / Double incuse punch. Of the highest rarity. Well struck and centered and good very fine. Ex NAC 18 (2000), 225.May 23, 2015
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Miletos (BC 600-550) EL 1/12 Stater234 viewsca 560 BC. EL Hemihekte (1.18g). Forepart of panther left, head facing / Incuse punch with irregular surface. Apparently unique and unrecorded. Struck on a full flan and extremely fine. Ex Aufhäuser 10 (1993), 167 and Peus 372 (2002), 491.May 23, 2015
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Miletos (BC 600-550) EL 1/6 Stater314 viewsca 560 BC. EL Hekte (2.33g). Panther crouching left, head facing, four annulets over its body / Rectangular incuse punch with raised lines. Apparently unique and unrecorded. Struck on a full flan and extremely fine. Ex Tkalec 29 (2/2000), 102.May 23, 2015
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Figural - EL 1/6250 viewsca 600­-550 BC. EL Hekte (2.20g). Athena or Artemis standing facing, head left, holding with both hands a long thin object across waist / Irregular incuse punch. Of the highest rarity, apparently only the second specimen known. Extremely fine. Ex Leu 76 (1999), 165.May 23, 2015
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) EL Stater431 viewsAsia Minor, uncertain mint possibly in Ionia, ca 500-­480 BC. EL Stater (13.99g). Lactating lioness crouching left, head facing / Two rectangular incuses divided by a narrow band. Of the highest rarity, among the finest of only five specimens known. Struck on a full flan and extremely fine. Ex NFA 25 (1990), 62 and Sotheby's Zurich (10/1993), 50.May 23, 2015
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) EL Stater467 viewsAsia Minor, uncertain mint possibly in Ionia, ca 500 BC. EL Stater (14.07g). Lion’s head right with dotted collar; behind, two raised squares / Quadripartite punch with uneven surface. Two specimens known. A powerful representation of superb Archaic style. Good extremely fine.May 23, 2015
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) EL Stater673 viewsAsia Minor, uncertain mint possibly in Ionia, ca 500-­480 BC. EL Stater (13.97g). Forepart of ram right / Rectangular incuse punch. Of the highest rarity, only the third specimen known of this intriguing issue. Of superb style and well struck in high relief, good extremely fine.May 23, 2015
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Mytilene (BC 521-478) EL Hekte - B05182 viewsca 521­-478 BC. EL Hekte (2.61g). Forepart of bull right / Lion’s head left, open jaws, within incuse. Virtually as struck and almost FDC. Ex Tkalec 29 (2/2000), 88.May 23, 2015
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Kyzikos (BC 400-330) EL 1/6 Stater771 viewsca 380 BC. EL Hekte (2.65g). Diademed head of Poseidon left, with trident over left shoulder; below, tunny / Quadripartite incuse square. Of the highest rarity, apparently only the second specimen known. Extremely fine.May 23, 2015
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Kyzikos (BC 430-370) EL 1/6 Stater472 viewsca 380 BC. EL Hekte (2.63g). Naked Kabir wearing pileus and chlamys kneeling left over ram, which he is about to stab with knife held in right hand, while holding up the head of the ram with his left; below, tunny / Quadripartite incuse square. Of the highest rarity. A very interesting and finely executed representation, light reddish tone and extremely fine. Ex Spink 114 (1996), 57.May 23, 2015
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Kyzikos (BC 430-370) EL Stater550 views5th-­4th century BC. EL Stater (15.87g). Lapith kneeling on back of fallen centaur right; strangling him with left arm and holding sword in right hand, while the centaur seizes the Lapith’s head with his left hand and punches him at side with his right; below, tunny right / Quadripartite incuse square. Exceedingly rare, only few specimens known. Struck on a full flan and about extremely fine.May 23, 2015
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL Stater348 viewsca 500­-450 BC. EL Stater (15.98g). Triton swimming left, holding wreath in left hand; below, tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. Extremely rare and undoubtedly the finest specimen known. Fine style, perfectly struck and centered on a full flan. Good extremely fine.May 23, 2015
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/6 Stater288 viewsca 500­-450 BC. EL Hekte (2.65g). Male naked and bearded figure riding dolphin left, holding tunny in his outstretched right hand; below, tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. Rare. Of lovely style and extremely fine.May 23, 2015
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/6 Stater497 viewsca 500­-450 BC. EL Hekte (2.70g). Tunny left, between two dolphins / Quadripartite incuse square. Rare and in exceptional condition for the issue. Perfectly struck and centered on a full flan, good extremely fine. Ex Galerie des Monnaies (1977), 99 and M&M 72 (1987), Rosen, 213.May 23, 2015
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/6 Stater337 viewsca 500 BC. EL Hekte (2.65g). Young male head left, wearing Ionic helmet; tunny to right (?) / Quadripartite incuse punch. Apparently unique. A very interesting representation of masterly Archaic style, perfectly struck in high relief. Good extremely fine. Ex Naville IV (1922), Grand­ Duke Michailovitch, 698 and M&M­ Leu 28 (5/1974), Kunstfreund, 7.May 23, 2015
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Kyzikos (BC 550-500) EL Stater230 viewsca 550­-500 BC. EL Stater (16.06g). Ram crouching left, head reverted; below, tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. Very rare. A lovely representation struck on a very broad flan, two almost invisible metal flaws, otherwise good very fine.May 23, 2015
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL Stater343 viewslate 6th century BC. EL Stater (15.63g). Prow of galley left, with ram in the form of a winged forepart of collared wolf or dog; below, tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. Extremely rare, the finest of five specimens known of which only three are in private hands. Extremely fine.May 23, 2015
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Mallos (BC 425-385) Tetrobol190 viewsca 400 BC. AR Drachm (3.21g). Bellerophon riding Pegasus springing right / MAP, swan standing left with open wings; in lower right field, lyre made out of tortoise shell; all within dotted frame in incuse square. Exceedingly rare and an issue of great interest. Light tone and about extremely fine.May 23, 2015
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Mallos (BC 385-333) Obol120 viewsca 425-­385 BC. AR Obol (0.73g). MAP, head of Heracles left, wearing lion’s skin headdress / MA, swan left, hiding its head in its plumage; below, barley grain. Surface somewhat porous, otherwise good very fine.May 23, 2015
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Kelenderis (BC 400-350) Obol82 viewsca 425-­400 BC. AR Obol (0.74g). Horse prancing right / KE, goat crouching left, looking backwards. Old cabinet tone and extremely fine.May 23, 2015
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Kelenderis (BC 425-375) Obol81 viewsca 425-­400 BC. AR Obol (0.80g). Forepart of Pegasus right / KE-Λ, goat crouching right, looking backwards. Wonderful iridescent tone and good extremely fine.May 23, 2015
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Tarsos (BC 400-387) Hemiobol93 viewsCilicia, uncertain mint or satrap, ca 4th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.35g). Forepart of bridled horse prancing left / "LY" winged fantastical animal standing left. Extremely rare and in exceptional condition for the issue. Iridescent tone and good extremely fine. Ex Hauck & Aufhäuser 12 (1996), 271.May 23, 2015
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Karia Uncertain (BC 420-390) Diobol - KIM72 viewsearly 4th century BC. AR Diobol (2.19g). Forepart of bull left / KIM, forepart of bull left. Very rare. Old cabinet tone and very fine.May 23, 2015
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Phygela (BC 400-350) Hemiobol221 viewsca 400­-380 BC. AR Hemiobol (0.39g). Head of Artemis Munychia wearing polos, facing three-­quarters left / Bull butting left; above, palm branch and +; all within incuse square. Extremely rare and in unusually fine condition for the issue. Old cabinet tone and about extremely fine. Ex Hauck & Aufhäuser 12 (1996), 209.May 23, 2015
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Phokaia (BC 521-478) seal - 1/4 Stater197 views6th century BC. AR Drachm (3.70g). Seal swimming right / Quadripartite incuse square. Extremely rare. Old cabinet tone and about extremely fine. Ex Lanz 72 (1995), 247.May 23, 2015
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Kyme (BC 520-470) Diobol215 viewsca 500 BC . AR Diobol (1.17g). Horse’s head right / Quadripartite incuse square roughly divided. Extremely rare and apparently unrecorded in all major reference works. About extremely fine. Ex Hauck & Aufhäuser 12 (1996), 117.May 23, 2015
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Neandreia (BC 350-300) Hemidrachm282 viewslate 4th century BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.85g). Laureate head of Apollo right / NEAN, horse grazing right. Extremely rare. Lovely light iridescent tone and good very fine.May 23, 2015
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Dardanos (BC 450-420) Obol283 views5th century BC. AR Obol (0.59g). Cockerel standing left / Striated concave surface. Extremely rare. Lovely iridescent tone and extremely fine.May 23, 2015
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Kaunos (BC 490-470) Obol168 viewsUncertain, ca 450 BC. AR Obol (0.74g). Two ram’s heads back-­to-back / Griffin sitting right, paw raised, within dotted frame, all within incuse square. Extremely rare and apparently unrecorded in all major reference works. Light tone and about extremely fine. Ex Hauck & Aufhäuser 15 (2000), 123.1 commentsMay 23, 2015
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Mylasa (BC 392-376) Hemitetartemorion79 viewsAsia Minor, uncertain mint, ca 4th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (0.14g). Forepart of boar left with legs extended / Female head right.
Very rare and in exceptional condition for the issue. Toned and extremely fine. Ex Hauck & Aufhäuser sale 14 (1998), 85.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion paw - AR 1/48117 viewsAsia Minor, uncertain mint, ca 500 BC. AR Tetartemorion (0.25g). Lion’s paw / Irregular incuse punch. Extremely rare. Toned and good very fine. Ex Hauck & Aufhäuser 15 (2000), 93.May 23, 2015
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Uncertain (BC 500) Hemiobol99 viewsAsia Minor, uncertain mint, ca 500 BC. AR Hemiobol (0.33g). Sheep’s head left / Irregular incuse punch. Very rare. Of superb style and perfectly struck on a large flan, old cabinet tone and good extremely fine. Ex Hauck & Aufhäuser 14 (1998), 72.May 23, 2015
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Abydos (BC 500-475) Obol171 viewsAsia Minor, uncertain mint, ca 500 BC. AR Trihemiobol (1.03g). Bird standing right with closed wings and head reverted / Irregular incuse punch. Very rare. Of lovely style and in exceptional state of preservation, toned and extremely fine. Ex M&M list 538 (1990), 44.May 23, 2015
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Sinope (BC 333-322) Drachm - Ariarathes I168 viewsAriarathes I of Cappadocia, 333­-322 BC. AR Drachm (17.5mm, 5.40g, 8h). Sinope mint. Head of nymph left, hair in sakkos, wearing triple­pendant earring and necklace; aplustre to left, M’ (in Aramaic) to right / Sea­eagle standing left, wings spread, on dolphin left; ARYDRT (in Aramaic) below. Good VF, toned, obverse a little off center. Very rare, Simonetta notes six examples. Ex Roma 7 (3/2014), lot 743.May 23, 2015
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Tarsos (BC 361-334) Stater - Mazaios163 viewsMazaios, Satrap of Cilicia, 361/0­-334 BC. AR Stater (22.5mm, 10.57g, 5h). Crowned figure of Artaxerxes III in the guise of Baaltars seated right on throne with back terminating in swan’s head, holding lotus flower in right hand, lotus­tipped scepter in left; B’LTRZ (in Aramaic) to left, M (in Aramaic) to lower right / Lion recumbent left; bow above. Near EF, toned, minor roughness on reverse. Very rare, and only the second specimen at auction since NFA XXV in 1990 (Triton XVIII, lot 88 was the first).May 23, 2015
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Tarsos (BC 425-400) Stater116 viewsca 410­-385 BC. AR Stater (23mm, 10.51g, 1h). Warrior, holding two spears in right hand, on horse galloping left; to right, bee upward / Archer kneeling right, drawing bow; astragalos to upper left, rock to left, grain ear to lower right; all in dotted square within incuse square. Good VF, bright surfaces. Struck from worn dies. Very rare.May 23, 2015
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(BC 390-370) Mithrapata - Stater127 viewsMithrapata, Dynast, ca 390-370 BC. AR Stater (22.5mm, 9.66g). Forepart of lion right / Head of Mithrapata left; MITH­RAP­ATA in Lycian around; all within incuse square. Near EF, double struck on obverse. Apparently unique.

The obverse of Mithrapata’s staters feature either a lion forepart in profile or a facing lion scalp. Previously, all the known coins with the lion forepart obverse were paired with the profile of Mithrapata reverse. Triskeles reverses were only known with obverses with the facing lion scalp. The present coin is the first to feature the profile lion obverse with a triskeles reverse.
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(BC 400-370) Artumpara - Stater136 viewsArttumpara, Dynast, ca 390-­370 BC. AR Stater (21mm, 8.40g, 4h). Xanthos mint(?). Forepart of lion right / Helmeted head of Athena right; diskeles above; all in dotted circle within incuse circle. Good VF, toned, struck with worn obverse die. Very rare.

Although this issue is anepigraphic, the present and Roma coins are struck from the same obverse die as SNG Copenhagen Supp. 457 = SNG von Aulock 4183, which has a reverse that bears Arttumpara’s name. It should be noted - this obverse die appears to have had details re­engraved before striking the present piece.
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(BC 480-440) Kuprilli - Stater84 viewsKuprilli, Dynast, ca 480­-440 BC. AR Stater (20mm, 10.43g). Forepart of boar right / Triskeles; KOΠ­[PΛΛ]­E around; all in dotted square within incuse square. VF, toned, some granularity, softly struck on reverse. Extremely rare.May 23, 2015
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Phaselis (BC 411-350) Stater107 views4th century BC. AR Stater (23.5mm, 10.38g, 9h). Prow of galley right; monogram to right / Stern of galley left; ΦAΣH above. EF, toned.May 23, 2015
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Phaselis (BC 411-350) Stater89 views4th century BC. AR Stater (24.5mm, 10.36g, 3h). Prow of galley right; monogram to right / Stern of galley left; ΦAΣH above. EF, toned.May 23, 2015
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Phaselis (BC 411-350) Stater75 views4th century BC. AR Stater (22mm, 10.39g, 3h). Prow of galley right / Stern of galley left; ΦAΣH above. EF, lightly toned. Well centered and struck, on excellent metal.May 23, 2015
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Phaselis (BC 411-350) Stater89 views4th century BC. AR Stater (22mm, 10.48g, 7h). Prow of galley right, fighting platform decorated with dolphin right / Stern of galley left; ΦAΣHΛ above. EF, lightly toned. Well centered and struck, high relief.May 23, 2015
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Phaselis (BC 411-350) Stater85 views4th century BC. AR Stater (23mm, 10.27g, 6h). Prow of galley right, fighting platform decorated with lion at bay right; eight­pointed star to right; below, ketos right above waves / Stern of galley left; tripod and ΦAΣ above; below, dolphin right. Good VF, lightly toned, reverse a little off center. High relief.May 23, 2015
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Phaselis (BC 411-350) Stater 77 views4th century BC. AR Stater (22mm, 10.33g, 5h). Prow of galley right, fighting platform decorated with Pegasos flying right; to right, owl flying upward left, wings displayed; below, dolphin right above waves / Stern of galley left; tripod and ΦAΣ above; below, dolphin right. Good VF, lightly toned. High relief.May 23, 2015
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Phaselis (BC 411-350) Stater85 views4th century BC. AR Stater (23mm, 10.32g, 10h). Prow of galley right, fighting platform decorated with facing gorgoneion; to right, cicada upward / Stern of galley left; above, Nike flying left, holding wreath in both hands, above ΦAΣ. Near EF, lightly toned, struck with worn dies. High relief.May 23, 2015
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Phaselis (BC 411-350) Stater109 views4th century BC. AR Stater (20.5mm, 10.41g, 7h). Prow of galley right, fighting platform decorated with facing gorgoneion; to right, cicada upward / Stern of galley right; above, Nike flying right, holding wreath in both hands, above retrograde ΦAΣ. EF, lustrous, a couple tiny die breaks on obverse. High relief.May 23, 2015
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Phaselis (BC 411-350) Stater73 views4th century BC. AR Stater (21.5mm, 10.35g, 1h). Prow of galley right, fighting platform decorated with facing gorgoneion; to right, cicada downward / Stern of galley left, with wreath hanging from pole mounted on the deck; ΦAΣ above. EF, lustrous. High relief.May 23, 2015
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Phaselis (BC 411-350) Stater75 views4th century BC. AR Stater (21.5mm, 10.33g, 10h). Prow of galley right, fighting platform decorated with facing gorgoneion; to right, cicada upward / Stern of galley left; ΦAΣ above; below, dolphin right. Good VF, lightly toned, struck with worn reverse die.May 23, 2015
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