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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

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(BC 200-169) Pharnakes III - AV Stater1042 viewsPharnakes III, ca 200-169 BC. AV Stater (19.5mm, 8.47g, 12h). Amisos mint. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΦAPNAKOY, male figure, wearing flat headdress, holding cornucopia in right hand, vine branch in left, from which a deer, standing right, feeds, on his left; MH monogram to inner right. Good VF, light scuff and edge mark on reverse. Unique. Adams coll.; ex Ley Coll. Lanz 70 (11/1994), lot 81; Tkalec & Rauch (4/1989), lot 105; Leu 22 (5/1979), lot 116; Kastner 4 (11/1973), lot 52.Jan 28, 2016
Hadrianopolis (AD 193-211) AE 39 - Septimius Severus & Julia Domna140 viewsSeptimius Severus, with Julia Domna, 193-211 AD. AE39 - Medallion (34.15g, 6h). Potitus, magistrate. AV KAI CЄΠ CЄVHPOC ΠЄPT IOVΛIA ΔOMNA CЄBAC, confronted busts of Domna right, draped, and Severus left, radiate, draped, and cuirassed / ЄΠI ΠOTЄITOV IЄP-OMNH[...] CЄBACTH AΔPIAN/OΠO, Helios, holding [whip?] in right hand, globe in left, driving quadriga right; above, Nike flying right, crowning horses. EF, green patina. Rare and impressive.

Struck from dies of charming, if slightly naive, style. It is interesting that Domna is given pride of place on the left hand side of the obverse facing right, rather than facing left as on the majority of medallions featuring confronted busts of emperor and empress.
Jan 28, 2016
Pergamon (AD 198-217) AE 42 - Caracalla330 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE42 - Medallion (37.96g, 6h). Julius Anthimus, strategos. Struck circa 214 AD. AVT • KPAT • K • MA-PKOC • AVP • ANTΩNЄINOC, laureate and cuirassed bust right, slight drapery / ЄΠI CTP IOV-Λ ANΘIMOV ΠЄPΓAMHNΩN/ ΠPΩTΩN TRIC/ NЄΩKOPΩ/N, Caracalla, holding spear in left hand, advancing right on horseback; to left, Victory walking right, holding palm frond in left hand and crowning emperor with wreath held in right; to right, trophy and two bound captives, one seated and the other standing. EF, brown patina, minor adjustment marks. Rare and in exceptional condition for issue. Ex Numismatica Genevensis SA V (12/2008), lot 270.

This medallion is part of a highly interesting series that has long fascinated numismatists. Taken as a whole, the group chronicles the major events of Caracalla’s visit to Pergamum en route to an eastern military expedition in AD 214. While this was only one stop on a trip that included imperial visits to the major cities and religious sites of Asia Minor, Pergamum’s sanctuary of Asclepius (the Asclepion) was of particular appeal to Caracalla, whose health declined precipitously in the latter years of his reign.
Jan 28, 2016
Hadrianeia (AD 238-244 ) AE 43 - Gordian III216 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE43 - Medallion (46.01g, 12h). S. Furius Themisonos, archon. • AVT • K • M • ANT • ΓOPΔIANOC • AVΓ, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / ЄΠI C • ΦO-VP • ΘЄMICΩNOC • AP/ AΔPIANЄ•/ΩN, Tyche-Homonoia, holding patera in right hand and cornucopia in left, seated left, being crowned with wreath by Victory, holding palm frond in left hand; to left, Mercury standing right, seen from behind, holding caduceus in left hand and purse in right. EF, green and reddish-brown patina, minor obverse die shift, gently smoothed. Extremely rare.

Spoerri Butcher (RPC VII.1) recorded only two specimens for Furius Themisonos, as well as a unique specimen of the same type and from the same obverse die but signed by the archon K. Phanias Themisonos. This is perhaps the third known for this variant and the only in private hands. The obverse die used for this issue was also used to strike medallions for Germe in Mysia.
Jan 28, 2016
Tarsos (AD 198-217) AE 34 - Caracalla209 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE34 (19.76g, 12h). Laureate and cuirassed bust right, drapery on far shoulder / Emperor as Triptolemus, sowing seeds from seed-bag held over left shoulder, standing right on garlanded cart being drawn by two winged and yoked serpents; AM/K above, Γ/B to left. VF, black patina. Strong portrait and highly interesting reverse type. R.H. Coll.; ex Levante Coll. CNG Elec. Auc. 132, (2/2006), lot 125; CNG Auc. 66 (5/2004), lot 1186; Deaccessioned from the Départment des Monnaies, Médailles et Antiques, Bibliothèque Nationale de France; Waddington Coll. (c. 1896).Jan 28, 2016
Anazarbos (AD 219-220) AE 25 - Julia Paula120 viewsJulia Paula, Augusta, 219-220 AD. AE25 - Diassarion(?) (10.86g, 12h). Veiled and draped bust right, wearing stephane / Capricorn right above globe; ΓB above, •A•M•K• below. VF, green patina. R.H. Coll.; ex Levante Coll.; CNG 69 (6/2005), lot 1076.Jan 28, 2016
Stratonikeia (AD 209-211) AE 40 - Caracalla & Geta107 viewsCaracalla and Geta, 209-211 AD. AE40 (30.94 g, 12h). Epitynchanontos, prytanis. Confronted busts of [Geta - erased on coin] right, and Caracalla left, both laureate, draped, and cuirassed; countermark: laureate and draped bust of Caracalla right within circular incuse / Hecate standing facing, head left, sacrificing from patera over altar and holding torch. Good VF, dark green patina, scratches on reverse. R.H. Coll.; ex Ponterio 137 (1/2006), lot 1173.Jan 28, 2016
Kilbianoi Superiores (AD 193-217) AE 30 - Julia Domna103 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE30 (13.24g, 6h). Diophantos, archon for the third time. ΙOVΛIA ΔOM-NA CЄBACTH, draped bust right; countermark: bare head right / ЄΠI APX ΔIOΦANTOV Γ KIΛBIANΩN TΩN A-NΩ, Zeus standing left, holding eagle in outstretched right hand, scepter in left; at feet to left, eagle standing left, head right, on garlanded altar. Good VF, dark green patina, a few adjustment marks. R.H. Coll.; ex Vogl Coll., Helios 5 (6/2010), lot 804; Hauck & Aufhäuser 18 (10/2004), lot 488.

See Winterthur II 3772 for a different type of Domna signed by the same magistrate. Howgego cites another coin in Naples, although only the obverse is illustrated.
Jan 28, 2016
Ephesos (AD 138-161) AE 35 - Antoninus Pius133 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE35 (28.10g, 6h). Laureate head right / Three temples, that in the center with the cult statue of Artemis-Ephesia, those on the sides each with an imperial statue. VF, dark green patina, scrape on reverse. Rare.Jan 28, 2016
Temnos (AD 218-222) AE 32 - Elagabalus172 viewsElagabalus, 218-222 AD. AE32 (19.04g, 5h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Zeus, holding thunderbolt, standing left between two Nemeses, each pulling at garment; single-handled vase between left Nemesis and Zeus. VF, brown surfaces, metal flaw on obverse. Rare. R.H. Coll.Jan 28, 2016
Nikaia (AD 198-217) AE 25 - Caracalla113 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE25 (8.70g, 1h). Laureate head right / Hexastyle temple with pellet in pediment. EF, attractive green patina.Jan 28, 2016
Amastris (AD 138-192) AE 21168 viewsTime of the Antonines, 138-192 AD. AE21 (6.63g, 6h). OMHPOC, draped bust of Homer right, wearing taenea / Turreted, veiled, and draped bust of Tyche right. Good VF, green patina. Very rare.Jan 28, 2016
Amastris (AD 138-161) AE 27 - Antoninus Pius163 viewsAntoninus Pius, with Marcus Aurelius as Caesar, 138-161 AD. AE27 (12.19g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Pius right / M AVPHΛION KAICAPA AMACTPIANOI, Marcus, wearing military attire and holding two spears, on horse rearing right. Good VF, brown and green patina. Very rare.Jan 28, 2016
Kaisareia (AD 198-209) Drachm - Geta138 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 198-209 AD. AR Drachm (19mm, 2.87g, 12h). Dated RY 12 of Septimius Severus (203/4 AD). ΠO Π Λ CЄΠTI ΓAITAC KЄC (sic), bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / MHTPOΠO KAICAPЄIAC, Mt. Argaeus surmounted by star; ЄT IB (date) in exergue. VF, minor roughness. A very interesting and apparently unpublished legend variety and year.Jan 28, 2016
Koinon of Galatia (AD 54-68) AE 19 - Nero151 viewsNero, 54-68 AD. AE19 (4.79g, 12h). Struck 62-65 AD. Laureate head right / Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm frond. Good VF, dark brown patina. Extremely rare.Jan 28, 2016
Stektorion (AD 244-249) AE 26 - Philip I and Philip II82 viewsPhilip I, with Philip II, 244-249 AD. AE26 (8.78g, 6h). Aurelius Demetrius, asiarch. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed busts of Philip I and Philip II facing one another / Soldier (Mygdon/Hector?) standing left, holding spear and resting hand upon shield. Near VF, green patina, some smoothing. Very rare.Jan 28, 2016
Nikaia (AD 222-235) AE 20 - Severus Alexander85 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE20 - Assarion (7.57g, 1h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / [NI]-KI-E-Ω-N, Centaur advancing right, playing lyre. Good Fine, yellow-brown surfaces, some roughness. Extremely rare.Jan 28, 2016
Nikaia (AD 198-217) AE 26 - Caracalla74 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE26 - Diassarion (10.26g, 6h). AVT K M AVP A-NTΩN AVΓ, laureate head right / NIKA-IЄΩN, Mercury standing left, holding fold of drapery and caduceus over ram standing to left. Good Fine, green surfaces, with some roughness. Extremely rare.Jan 28, 2016
Nikaia (AD 198-217) AE 27 - Caracalla86 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE27 (13.61g, 1h). Severan Games issue with Philadelphia. Struck 198 AD. AYT K M AYPH ANTΩNINOC AYΓ, laureate head right; uncertain c/m to left / CEOYHPEIA ΦIΛAΔEΛΦEIA NIKAIEΩN, table surmounted by two agonistic urns and uncertain object; below, amphora containing two palm fronds. Good Fine, dark green patina. Extremely rare.Jan 28, 2016
Nikaia (AD 166-177) AE 12 - Commodus115 viewsCommodus, as Caesar, 166-177 AD. AE12 (3.63g, 7h). Struck ca 175 AD. Bareheaded and draped bust right / NIKA-IЄωN, serpent coiled left, with beard. VF, green patina, some roughness. Extremely rare.Jan 28, 2016
Nikaia (AD 41-54) AE 26 - Claudius145 viewsClaudius, 41-54 AD. AE26 (12.64g, 12h). C. Cadius Rufus, proconsul. Struck ca 47-48 AD. Laureate head left / Front view of building with garlanded upper story. Good VF, mottled green patina. Attractive and rare architectural type.Jan 28, 2016
Amaseia (AD 198-209) AE 29 - Geta117 viewsGeta. As Caesar, 198-209 AD. AE29 (13.24g, 7h). Dated CY 208 (205/6 AD). Π CЄΠTI ΓЄTAC KЄCAP, Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / AΔP CЄV [ANT AMA]CIAC (MHT) NЄ ΠΡΠ / ЄPMHC KTICAC THN ΠOΛIN, Eagle standing facing on branch, head right, with wreath in beak; ЄT / CH (date) in two lines to right. Fine, light brown patina. Extremely rare type, with Dalaison citing just one example.

The legend on the inner field of the reverse (ερμης κτισας την πολιν) refers to Mercury as being revered as the oecist of the city.
Jan 28, 2016
Cyprus Uncertain (AD 138-161) AE 33 - Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius134 viewsAntoninus Pius, with Marcus Aurelius as Caesar, 138-161 AD. AE33 (25.93g, 6h). Struck circa AD 147-161. Laureate head right / Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right. VF, brown surfaces, minor roughness. Ex Berk BBS 158 (3/2008), no. 467.Jan 26, 2016
Nikaia (AD 177-192) AE 29 - Commodus128 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE29 (17.92g, 6h). Laureate head right / Table carrying two prize urns, each with a single palm branch; KOMO/ΔЄIA below. Good VF, rough green patina, smoothed in areas. Rare.Jan 26, 2016
Cyprus Uncertain (AD 138-161) AE 33 - Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius156 viewsAntoninus Pius, with Marcus Aurelius as Caesar, 138-161 AD. AE33 (25.77g, 5h). Struck circa 147-161 AD. AV K T AI AΔP AN-TΩNINOC CЄ Є, laureate head of Antoninus Pius right / M AVPHΛIOC KAICAP VIOC CЄ, bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust of Marcus Aurelius right. Good VF, brown patina. Jan 26, 2016
Daldis (AD 193-211) AE 33 - Septimius Severus151 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE33 (23.34g, 6h). Artemidorus, archon. AV KAIC CЄΠT CЄOYHPOC Π, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / ЄΠI APTЄM-IΔΩPOY-ΛAN APX A[...], Apollo Mystes seated right, playing lyre, and Magna Mater (Cybele) seated left on throne, holding patera over lion to left and resting elbow upon drum; ΔAΛΔIA/NΩN in two lines in exergue. VF, green-brown patina, minor roughness. Extremely rare, and by far the nicer of the two known. Ex Burstein Coll.; Münzen und Medaillen AG 41 (6/1970), lot 415.

This Artemidorus is likely the famous diviner of Daldis, or possibly a similarly-named offspring. Known from an extant five volume work on the interpretations of dreams (the Oneirocritica), he gathered the material for his work during visits with fellow diviners throughout the northern Mediterranean and Asia Minor.
Jan 26, 2016
Hierapolis (Auton. AD 200-270) AE 1990 viewsEarly-mid 3rd century AD. AE19 (3.23g, 12h). Head of Zeus Troios right, wearing taenia / Mên standing right, with foot on bucranium, holding scepter and pinecone. Good VF, dark brown patina. Attractive and very rare.Jan 26, 2016
Ephesos (AD 138-161) AE 31 - Antoninus Pius132 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE31 (22.32g, 7h). Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Octastyle temple, containing facing statue of Artemis Ephesia. Good VF, brown surfaces, minor porosity. Excellent portrait.Jan 26, 2016
Nikaia (AD 193-211) AE 15 - Septimius Severus89 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE15 - Chalkous (3.67g, 12h). Laureate head right / Lighted and garlanded altar. VF, brown patina. Extremely rare.Jan 26, 2016
Ankyra (AD 198-217) AE 28 - Caracalla146 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE28 (14.46g, 1h). Laureate head left / Ceres, holding torch, driving biga of winged serpents left. VF, earthen tan surfaces, scratch on the reverse. Extremely rare, and apparently unpublished with this obverse type. R.H. Coll.Jan 26, 2016
Eirenopolis (AD 193-217) AE 23 - Julia Domna102 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE23 - Trihemiassarion (12.39g, 7h). Dated CY 144 (194/5 AD). Draped bust right / Mountain. Near VF, dark brown patina. Very rare. R.H. Coll.Jan 26, 2016
Antiocheia (AD 193-211) AE 21 - Septimius Severus125 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE21 (5.74g, 6h). Struck circa 193-203 AD. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Mên standing right, with foot on bucranium, holding scepter and crowning Victory; at feet to left, cock standing left. Good VF, green patina. Rare and exceptional for issue.Jan 26, 2016
Laodikeia (AD 198-217) AE 26129 viewsTime of Caracalla, 198-217 AD. AE26 (9.90g, 6h). Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Synedrium left, holding two staffs over shoulder / Cupid reclining left on rocks, resting hand upon head and holding torch. VF, dark green patina, minor roughness.Jan 26, 2016
Alabanda (AD 193-217) AE 25 - Julia Domna146 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE25 (7.90g, 6h). Draped bust right; in circular coutermark on breast: head of Caracalla right / Filleted laurel branch. Near VF, dark brown surfaces. R.H. Coll.; ex Helios 5 (6/2010), lot 755.Jan 26, 2016
Kretia-Flaviopolis (AD 193-217) AE 28 - Julia Domna118 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE28 (10.46g, 6h). Draped bust right / Eagle standing right upon garlanded altar; inward-facing aquila to left and right. Good VF, glossy black patina, a few scattered cleaning marks. Rare. R.H. Coll.; ex Helios 5 (6/2010), lot 627; Tkalec & Rauch (4/1989), lot 330.Jan 26, 2016
Ankyra (AD 209-211) AE 28 - Geta107 viewsGeta, 209-211 AD. AE28 (16.01g, 1h). Laureate head right / Panther standing right, suckling infant Dionysus below; small figure to right; tree (or vine) behind. Good VF, brown patina. Very rare. Ex Kovacs XVI (9/2004), lot 278.Jan 26, 2016
Ankyra (AD 193-217) AE 30 - Julia Domna96 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE30 (16.03g, 6h). Draped bust right / Minerva standing left, holding shield on altar and spear. VF, earthen brown patina.Jan 26, 2016
Hypaipa (AD 138-161) AE 28 - Antoninus Pius89 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE28 (14.39g, 6h). Julius Menandrus, magistrate. AV AΔPI ANTΩNЄINOC, bare head right / ЄΠI IOVΛ [...] VΠAIΠHNΩN, hexastyle temple, containing facing statue of Artemis Anaitis. Near VF, brown patina. Extremely rare.Jan 26, 2016
Kaisareia (AD 238-244) AE 26 - Gordian III120 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE26 (9.70g, 1h). Dated RY 6 (242/3 AD). Laureate head right / Agalma of Mt. Argaeus set on altar decorated with wreath; ЄT ς (date) in exergue. VF, green-brown surfaces.Jan 26, 2016
Ephesos (BC 43-33) AE 17 - Octavian, Mark Antony & Lepidus208 viewsOctavian, with Mark Antony and Lepidus, 43-33 BC. AE16 - Half Unit (3.73g, 12h). Jugate bare heads of Octavian, Mark Antony, and Lepidus right / Facing statue of Artemis Ephesia. VF, green patina.Jan 26, 2016
Mytilene (AD 177-192) AE 42 - Commodus132 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE42 - Medallion (33.47g, 6h). Apelles II Menemachou, strategos. Struck circa 180-182 AD. ΑVΤΟ ΚΑΙ Μ ΑVΡΗ ΚΟΜΟΔΟС, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / [ΕΠΙ СΤΡ ΑΠΕΛΛΟVС Β ΜΕΝΕΜΑΧΟV ΜVΤΙΛΗΝΑΙΩΝ], Commodus, [holding palm frond], in quadriga left, [led by soldier to left holding signum]; in background above, trophy on base with two captives. Good Fine, dark green patina. Portrait defaced as an act of damnatio. Very rare, with RPC citing just six examples.Jan 26, 2016
Ankyra (AD 198-217) AE 28 - Caracalla152 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE28 (17.21g, 1h). Laureate head right, with eyes uplifted / Fortuna and Concordia, holding anchor and cornucopia, respectively, standing facing one another, each sacrificing with patera over lighted altar between. VF, tan surfaces, some deposits. Extremely rare.Jan 26, 2016
Aphrodisias (AD 193-235) AE 2093 viewsTime of the Severans, 193-235 AD. AE20 - Half assarion (4.95g, 1h). Struck circa 209-220 AD. Veiled and draped bust of Boule right / Two Erotes seated on base, playing astragali. VF, green patina, minor roughness. Rare.Jan 26, 2016
Sardeis (AD 193-217) AE 28 - Julia Domna100 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE28 (15.07g, 6h). G. Cl. Mithrus, archon. IOYΛIA CЄBACTH, draped bust left (as Fortuna), wearing calathus and with cornucopia over shoulder / ЄΠI Γ KΛ MI-ΘPOY APX A / CAPΔIANΩN B / NЄΩKOPΩN, prize crown, containing palm frond, decorated with five pellets-in-annulets, and set upon base inscribed XPVCANΘINA. VF, dark green patina. Very rare.Jan 26, 2016
Nikomedeia (AD 222-235) AE 22 - Severus Alexander85 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE22 (3.86g, 8h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Octastyle temple. VF, green patina, some roughness.Jan 26, 2016
Eirenopolis (AD 198-217) AE 26 - Caracalla98 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE26 (9.12g, 6h). Dated CY 161 (212/3 AD). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Caracalla right / Draped busts of Hygea and Aesculapius facing one another; serpent-entwined staff between; AΞP (date) to right. VF, earthen green patina. Very rare.Jan 26, 2016
Stratonikeia (AD 193-211) AE 35 - Septimius Severus90 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE35 (20.47g, 6h). Cl. Aristeus, magistrate. Laureate head right; countermarks: ΘЄOY in incuse rectangle and helmeted head of Minerva right in incuse circle / Jupiter riding horse right, holding scepter; lighted altar to right. Near VF, brown surfaces.Jan 26, 2016
Perperene (AD 98-117) AE 25 - Trajan123 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD. AE25 (8.00g, 6h). Epagathus, strategos. [...] NЄPBA TPAIANON KAICAP [...] ΓЄPM, laureate head right / ЄΠI CTPA ЄΠAΓAΘOV ΠЄPΠЄPHNIΩN, Dionysus standing left, holding grape bunch. VF, green patina. Extremely rare.Jan 26, 2016
Nikaia (AD 222-235) AE 20 - Severus Alexander89 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE20 (4.20g, 7h). M AVP CEVH AΛEΞANΔPOC AVΓ, laureate head right / NIKA-IEΩN, five grain ears bundled together. Near VF, green patina, some minor roughness and areas of fill. Extremely rare.Jan 26, 2016
Kalchedon (AD 128-137) AE 19 - Sabina129 viewsSabina, Augusta, 128-136/7 AD. AE19 (3.82g, 1h). Diademed and draped bust right / Tripod; bow to left, branch to right. VF, green patina, some smoothing. Very rare.Jan 26, 2016
Ankyra (AD 253-268) AE 28 - Gallienus104 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE28 (11.95g, 7h). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Magna Mater (Cybele) seated left on throne, holding patera and resting elbow upon tympanum; lion to left and right. Near VF, stripped tan surfaces, some roughness.Jan 26, 2016
Ankyra (AD 253-260) AE 25 - Valerian I93 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE25 (9.28g, 10h). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Minerva standing right, holding spear and resting hand upon shield. Near VF, green patina, some light cleaning marks. Extremely rare.Jan 26, 2016
Timbriada (AD 117-138) AE 16 - Hadrian84 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE16 (3.06g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Mên standing left, holding pine cone and scepter. Good VF, dark green patina. Very rare.Jan 26, 2016
Amorion (AD 138-161) AE 2198 viewsTime of Antoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE21 (5.54g, 6h). Sertor. Antonios, magistrate. Struck circa 144-161 AD. Draped bust of Serapis left, wearing calathus / Isis standing left, holding sistrum and situla. Near VF, green patina.Jan 26, 2016
Tripolis (AD 138-161) AE 25112 viewsTime of Antoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE25 (7.13g, 6h). Draped bust of Roma right / Dionysus standing left, holding scepter and pouring cantharus. Good VF, hard green patina, some adjustment marks.Jan 26, 2016
Ephesos (BC 40-36) AE 12 - Octavia115 viewsOctavia, 40-36 BC. AE12 (1.45g, 12h). Glaucon, archiereus grammateus. Draped bust right / Bee. VF, green patina, some adjustment marks. Morgan Fitts Coll. Ex Patrick Villemur Coll;. CNG 78 (5/2008), lot 1295; Aufhäuser 11 (3/1995), lot 185.Jan 26, 2016
Nikomedeia (AD 198-217) AE 27 - Caracalla88 viewsCaracalla. 198-217 AD. AE27 (10.94g, 12h). ANTΩNЄINOC AVΓOVCTOC, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / NIKO(MH)ΔЄΩN ΔIC NЄΩKOPΩN, Ceres standing right, holding torch and grain ears. Good VF, green patina, some fill on the reverse. Very rare, and an apparently unpublished type with this obverse and reverse combination.Jan 26, 2016
Hypaipa (AD 177-192) AE 35 - Commodus122 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE35 (24.03g, 12h). Apollonius Menecratous, first strategos for the second time. Struck 178-180 AD. Laureate and cuirassed bust right; countermark: Artemis Anaïtis within oval incuse / Fortuna standing right, holding scepter, and Apollo seated left on base, resting hand upon lyre to right; statue of Artemis Anaïtis supported between them. Good Fine, green surfaces, applied earthen deposits.Jan 26, 2016
Alexandreia (AD 251- 253) AE 23 - Trebonianus Gallus151 viewsTrebonianus Gallus. 251-253 AD. AE23 - As (6.77g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / She-wolf standing right, head left, suckling the twins Romulus and Remus. Good VF, glossy dark brown patina.Jan 26, 2016
Alexandreia (AD 222-235) AE 23 - Severus Alexander143 viewsSeverus Alexander. 222-235 AD. AE23 (7.37 g, 7h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Horse grazing right. VF, dark green-brown patina.Jan 26, 2016
Alexandreia (AD 222-235) AE 24 - Severus Alexander147 viewsSeverus Alexander. 222-235 AD. AE24 - As (8.16g, 7h). Laureate head right / Horse grazing right. VF, dark green-brown patina.Jan 26, 2016
Smyrna (AD 54-68) AE 18 - Nero136 viewsNero, 54-68 AD. AE18 (4.40g, 5h). Aulos Gessios Philopatris, magistrate. Struck ca 54-59 AD. Bare head right / Zeus seated left, holding scepter. VF, dark green patina, some earthen deposits.Jan 26, 2016
Sagalassos (AD 117-138) AE 28 - Hadrian147 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE28 (11.00g). Laureate and draped bust right / CAΓA-ΛACCEΩN, Zeus seated left, holding Nike and sceptre, eagle at feet before. VF, dark green, almost black, patina, some minor roughness and light adjustment marks. Drewry Coll.1 commentsJan 26, 2016
Knidos (BC 404-394) Tridrachm222 viewsca 404-394 BC. AR Tridrachm (11.06g). The infant Herakles, naked, kneeling to right on ground line, strangling a serpent in each hand, Σ-Y-N. / Head of Aphrodite facing to right, her hair rolled, a prow before, KNI-Δ-IΩ-N, all within an incuse square. Some light pitting, good very fine. Purchased privately in 1987 US$ 8,250.Jan 25, 2016
Ephesos (BC 404-394) Tridrachm234 viewsca 404-394 BC. AR Tridrachm (11.20g). The infant Herakles, naked, kneeling to right on ground line, strangling a serpent in each hand, Σ-Y-N / Bee with curved wings, E-Φ / Π-E. Very fine and very rare. From the Hecatomnus Hoard; ex Frank Sternberg, Auction XIII, Zurich (11/1983), lot 175; purchased from B.A. Seaby Ltd., London (4/1984) US$ 8,000.Jan 25, 2016
Kyzikos (BC 404-394) Tridrachm397 viewsca 404-394 BC. AR Tridrachm (11.41g, 21mm, 6h). Herakliskos Drakonopnigon: the Infant Herakles crouching right, strangling a serpent coiled around each arm; Σ-Y-[N] around / Head of lion left; below, tunny left; KY-ZI around; all within shallow incuse circle. Near EF, old collection tone, slightly off center, some marks on the reverse. Extremely rare, only BM example known for this symmachy issue at Kyzikos. MPM coll., acquired in 1928.

The British Museum acquired the only known example of this type from a dealer in Rhodes in 1927 (cf. N. Hardwick in QT XXV [1996]), as part of a group of four coins that had been found together. As the present coin was acquired by the consignor’s grandfather in 1928, it is possible that it was part of the same find that contained the BM coin. A comparison of color photographs of the two coins reveals a similar surface appearance that is consistent with coins from a common hoard.
Jan 22, 2016
Kyzikos (BC 600-550) Stater200 viewsca 600-550 BC. AR Stater (14.69g, 19mm). Head of tunny left; tail of tunny fish above / Rough incuse square. ANS collection - bequest of E.T. Newell.Jan 22, 2016
Kyzikos (BC 600-550) EL 1/6 Stater150 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL Hekte - 1/6 Stater (2.67g, 10mm). Head of tunny left, holding in its mouth a small tunny upward / Quadripartite incuse square. Very fine, very rare. Unpublished as a hekte.Jan 21, 2016
Larisa (BC 400-300) Obol158 viewsca early 4th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.5g, 8mm). Head of nymph right / ΛΑΡΙΣΑΙ, amphora, within incuse square.Jan 21, 2016
Kyzikos (BC 600-550) EL Stater224 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL Stater (16.08g, 19mm). Tunny fish left above tunny fish right / Quadripartite incuse square. VF. Extremely Rare.Jan 21, 2016
Prokonnesos (BC 400-350) Obol100 viewsca 400-350 BC. AR Obol (0.51g, 8mm). Head of Aphrodite left, hair in sphendone / Π to left of oinochoe, (circled by wreath?).Jan 21, 2016
Gergis (BC 450-400) Tetartemorion168 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (0.2g, 7mm). Wreathed head of Sibyl Herophile facing slightly right / Grain of corn, ΓΕΡ below, within shallow incuse.Jan 20, 2016
Phaselis (BC 27-AD 14) AE 17 - Augustus182 viewsAugustus (?), 27 BC-14 AD. AE17 (3.25g). Laureate bust right, A behind / ΦA-CH, Athena advancing right, brandishing spear and shield. Possibly unpublished. VF.

Phaselis was a port-city located in Lycia and the only strictly Greek city in the entire province. It was founded by the Rhodians in 690 BC during a period of expansion. This coin embodies the turn of Phaselis from a Greek city into a Roman colony. It bears the portrait of an early emperor (perhaps Augustus due to the style and presence of "A" behind the bust), but also similar reverse to earlier Grecian bronzes. The city ethnic is more complete here, reading "ΦA-CH" rather than "ΦA" on the Grecian types. This coin seems unpublished, and there are no records of a similar specimen. Provincials of Phaselis are so rare that very few publications delve into them at all.
Jan 12, 2016
Nikomedeia (AD 81-96) AE 24 - Domitian108 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE24 (7.29g, 6h). AYT ΔOMITIANΩΣ KAICAP ΣEB ΓEP, laureate head right / H MHTPOΠOLIΣ KAI ΠΡΟTH BIΘYNI, figure standing right (Astakos?), foot on prow, head turned backwards and holding out hand to left and scepter to right. nVF, rare (only three in RPC). Tricarico coll.Jan 08, 2016
Mytilene (BC 521-478) EL Hekte - B-187 viewsca 521-478 BC. EL Hekte (2.54g, 9mm). Forepart of bull running right / Incuse head of roaring lion right, incuse punches behind. VF. Carr coll.

This emission is previously unknown. The combination of forepart of bull with incuse head of roaring lion are noted by Bodenstedt as M1, M2, M4 and M5. This coin has the obverse and reverse figures facing right - unknown to Bodenstedt and unpublished in other standard references. Currently there are no die matches for either obverse or reverse.
Jan 04, 2016
Antiocheia (AD 76) AE 23 - Domitian132 viewsDomitian, as Caesar under Vespasian. 76 AD. AE23 (6.53g, 12h). DOMITIANO CAESARI AVGVSTI F COS III, laureate head right / ANT COL (crescent above ANT), founder plowing right with yoke of oxen. VF, dark brown, extremely rare. Tricarico Coll.Jan 04, 2016
Tlos (BC 400-380) Obol131 viewsca 400-380 BC. AR Obol (10mm, 0.58g). Helmeted head of Athena left / Two panthers seated facing one another, heads facing, each raising forepaw. VF. Very rare.Dec 28, 2015
Karia Uncertain (BC 300-100) AE 9151 views3rd-2nd centuries BC. AE9 (0.86g). Head of Helios(?) facing slightly right / Dolphin leaping right, T below. VF. Very rare.Dec 28, 2015
Uncertain (BC 440-390) Star - Tetartemorion92 viewsMid to Late 5th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (5mm, 0.17g). Forepart of Pegasos right / Stellate pattern within incuse square. Near VF, some porosity. Rare.Dec 28, 2015
Uncertain (BC 440-390) Star - Tetartemorion104 viewsMid-late 5th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (6mm, 0.15g). Forepart of Pegasos left / Stellate pattern within incuse square. VF. Very rare.Dec 28, 2015
Methymna (BC 450-400) Triobol176 viewsca 450-406 BC. AR Triobol / Hemidrachm (11mm, 1.54g). Helmeted head of Athena left / M-A, head of lion or panther facing within dotted incuse square. VF.Dec 28, 2015
Dardanos (BC 420-380) Tetartemorion124 views5th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (7mm, 0.13g). Forepart of horse left / Cock standing left within incuse square. aVF. Very rare.Dec 28, 2015
Abydos (BC 175-70) Hemidrachm154 viewsca 160 BC. AR Hemidrachm (14mm, 1.88g). Diademed and draped bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver over shoulder / A-BY, eagle standing right; in right field, symbol (wreath?); between talons, monogram; all within wreath. VF.Dec 28, 2015
Pitane (BC 400-350) Obol220 views400-350 BC. AR Obol (8mm, 0.49g). Female head right / ΠΙΤΑΝA, head of ram right within incuse square. aVF. Very rare.Dec 28, 2015
Miletopolis (BC 3rd-2nd cent) AE 20115 views3rd-2nd century BC. AE20 (6.55g). Facing head of Athena / Owl standing left, head facing, ΜΙΛ-ΗΤΟ. VF.Dec 28, 2015
Miletopolis (BC 2nd-1st cent) AE 19162 viewsca 2nd-1st century BC. AE19 (5.21g). Head of Athena right, wearing Attic helmet / Double-bodied owl facing, ΜΙΛΗΤΟ around. VF.Dec 28, 2015
Gambrion (BC 400-350) AE 8157 viewsca 400 BC. AE8 (0.76g). Laureate head of Apollo left / ΓAM, facing gorgoneion. VF.Dec 28, 2015
Isinda (BC 36-25) AE 15105 viewsEra of Amyntas?, 36-25 BC. AE15 (3.61g). Head of Artemis right, quiver over shoulder / ΙΣΙΝ, Macedonian helmet right; A to right. VF.Dec 28, 2015
Uncertain (BC 490-440) Hemiobol89 viewsIdyma(?), 5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (7mm, 0.27g). Horned head of river god facing slightly right / Quadripartite incuse square. VF.Dec 28, 2015
Uncertain (BC 460-400) shrimp - Hemiobol81 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (7mm, 0.16g). Head of calf (or boar) right / Shrimp right within incuse square. VF.Dec 28, 2015
Uncertain (BC 460-400) owl - Tetartemorion84 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (6mm, 0.18g). Head of Apollo left / Owl standing left, head facing. aVF. Very rare.Dec 28, 2015
Uncertain (BC 450-400) Dynast 1 - Hemiobol117 viewsca 480-450 BC. AR Hemiobol (7mm, 0.39g). Head of lion right and monogram? / Monogram within dotted incuse square. gVF. Very rare.Dec 27, 2015
Uncertain (BC 440-390) Wheel - Obol101 viewsca 500-450 BC. AR Hemiobol (0.45g, 6mm). Eagle in flight / Wheel within incuse circle. gVF.Dec 27, 2015
Uncertain (BC 450-400) turtle 2 - Obol110 views5th century BC. AR Obol (0.61g, 8mm). Tortoise / Astragalos within incuse square. VF.Dec 27, 2015
Aspendos (BC 480) Hemiobol154 viewsca 480 BC. AR Hemiobol (7mm, 0.48g). Triskeles, pellets in fields / Quadripartite incuse square. Rare. aVF.Dec 27, 2015
Kyzikos (AD 177-184) AE 32175 viewsImperial Times, ca 177-184 AD. AE32 (19.26g). KOPH CΩTЄIPA, wreathed and draped bust of Kore Soteira right / KΥZIKHNΩN NЄΩKOΡΩN, Asklepios standing facing, head left, leaning on serpent-entwined staff. Pierced, otherwise aVF, dark green patina. Ex Kyz Art coll.1 commentsDec 27, 2015
Kyzikos (BC 300-200) AE 12142 viewsca 300-180 BC. AE12 (2.04g). Head of Athena right in crested attic helmet / KYZI, tripod, thyrsos? to right. Green patina, VF. Very rare. Ex Kyz Art coll.Dec 26, 2015
Saitta (AD 139-161) AE 33 - Marcus Aurelius105 viewsMarcus Aurelius, as Caesar, 139-161 AD. AE33 (23.56g). M AΥΡHΛIOC - OΥHΡOC KAICAΡ, draped bust right / ЄΠI ΦΛHΡKΛANOΥ - A - CAITTHNΩN, Mên standing left, holding pine cone and scepter. Rare. Dark green patina, VF.Dec 23, 2015
Laodikeia (AD 79-81) AE 24 - Titus136 viewsTitus, 79-81 AD. AE24 (10.45g 12h). Magistrate Gaios Ioulios Kotys. TITOC KAICAP, laureate head right / ΓAIOC IOYLIOC KOTYC ΛAOΔIKEΩN, laurel wreath. VF. Dark green patina. Rare. Tricarico coll.
Dec 16, 2015
Ankyra (AD 253-268) AE 24 - Gallienus136 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE24 (7.18g). ΠO ΛI EΓ ΓAΛΛIHNOC CE, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / METPO B N ANKVPAC, Hermes with purse and kerykeion. gVF.Dec 15, 2015
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