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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

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Kibyra (BC 166-84) Drachm169 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) Hemiobol104 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) Obol194 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 - Caracalla95 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 - Caracalla142 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.
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Epiphaneia (AD 222-235) AE 34 - Severus Alexander85 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 Possibly unpublished.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.
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Diokaisareia (AD 198-217) AE 27 - Caracalla80 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 I98 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 - Aurelian80 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 - Caracalla80 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 Faustina110 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 Pius100 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 - Caracalla133 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 - Caracalla88 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 25130 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 Mamaea81 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 - Domitian90 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 - Hadrian106 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 21133 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 I94 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 I92 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 II91 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 Severa101 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 III104 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 15133 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 III107 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 - Maximus106 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 - Commodus119 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 - Commodus150 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 Paula74 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 - Gallienus108 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 1792 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 - Gallienus96 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 - Caracalla90 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 Severus61 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 - Commodus77 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 1772 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 Alexander131 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 Severus140 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 III86 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 - Saloninus106 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 - Gallienus102 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 - Geta64 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 Severa92 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 18176 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 Alexander61 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 - Geta106 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 - Diadumenian75 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 Severus92 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 86 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 - Caracalla78 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 - Volusian85 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 Severus91 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 - Tranquillina95 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 - Hadrian97 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 - Macrinus94 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 Severus83 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 Pius94 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 - Geta76 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 Severus92 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 Severus105 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 - Gallienus119 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 - Gallienus109 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 - Gallienus129 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 - Gallienus162 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 - Gallienus134 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 - Gallienus112 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 I85 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 & Volusian129 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 - Geta130 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 Severus159 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 Domna102 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 - Commodus105 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 Aurelius99 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 14182 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 I146 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 - Livia94 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 II90 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 - Vespasian166 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 - Hadrian206 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 15107 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) Stater205 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 Verus164 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.
May 25, 2015
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Antiocheia (AD 161-180) AE 27 - Marcus Aurelius87 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) Stater168 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) Drachm628 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 I359 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 - Stater169 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 Stater366 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 Hekte658 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 Stater252 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 Stater338 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 1/6263 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 Stater463 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 Stater498 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 Stater723 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 - B05195 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 Stater838 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 Stater514 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 Stater583 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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