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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

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Synnada (AD 253-268) AE 32 - Gallienus101 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE32 (18.23g). AVT K Π ΛΙ ЄΓ ΓAΛΛIHNOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ЄΠI APXO KЄΛCOY B CYNNAΔЄωN, Amaltheia standing right within distyle temple, holding infant Zeus; goat to right. VF.Apr 06, 2015
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Synnada (AD 253-268) AE 31 - Gallienus104 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE31 (15.63g). AVT K Π ΛΙ ЄΓ ΓAΛΛIHNOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / CYNNAΔЄωN IΩΝΩΝ, two gladiators fighting; above, baitylos between two palm fronds. VF.Apr 06, 2015
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Thyateira (AD 100-200) AE 19103 views2nd century AD. AE19 (3.78g). Helmeted bust of Athena left, wearing aegis / ΘΥΑΤЄΙΡΗΝΩΝ, Hermes standing left, holding caduceus and purse.VF.Apr 06, 2015
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Sardeis (AD 253-268) AE 37 - Gallienus111 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE37 (18.17g). Domitianus Rufus, Asiarch. AVT K Π ΛIK ΓΑΛΛΙΗΝΟC CЄ, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ЄΠΙ ΔΟΜ ΡΟΥΦΟΥ ΑCIAPX Κ ΥIOY B ACIAPX K KPAT APX A, three prize urns, each containing palm, on table; below, inscription in 3 lines: CAPΔIANΩN Γ NЄΩKOP. Cleaning marks, VF.Apr 06, 2015
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Sardeis (AD 193-217) AE 22 - Julia Domna69 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta,193-217 AD. AE22 (5.79g). IOYΛIA CЄBACTH, draped bust right / ЄΠI POVΦOV CAPΔIANΩN B NЄΩKOPΩN, Mên standing left, holding pine cone and sceptre. VF.Apr 06, 2015
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Mostene (AD 177-192) AE 31 - Commodus97 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE31 (18.79g). AVT K M AVP KOMMOΔOC, laureate head right / MOCTHNΩN / ΛVΔΩN, radiate Apollo-Mên on horseback right, holding double-axe over shoulder; below foreleg, lighted altar; in right field, cypress. VF.Apr 06, 2015
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Mostene (AD 117-138) AE 17 - Sabina71 viewsSabina, Augusta, 128-137 AD. AE17 (1.98g). CABЄINA CЄBACTH, draped bust right / MOCTHNΩN, Demeter standing left, holding corn ears and double axe. VF.Apr 06, 2015
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Antiocheia (AD 161-169) AE 15 – Lucius Verus71 viewsLucius Verus, 161-169 AD. AE15 (2.04g). BHPOC KAICAP, bare head right / ANTIOXЄΩΝ. male figure standing right, carrying basket on his head. VF.Apr 06, 2015
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Samos (AD 117-138) AE 22 - Hadrian94 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE22 (4.48g). CЄBACTOC AΔPIANOC, laureate head right / CAMIΩΝ, River god Imbrasos reclining left, holding reed and resting on inverted vase from which water flows; behind, tree(?). VF.Apr 06, 2015
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Pompeiopolis (AD 161-169) AE 24 - Lucius Verus146 viewsLucius Verus, 161-169 AD. AE24 (10.04g). Laureate bust right, slight drapery on far shoulder / Tyche standing left with rudder and cornucopia .VF.Apr 06, 2015
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Kaisareia (AD 177-192) AE 29 - Commodus148 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE29 (15.33g). M AV KOMO ANTΩNI, laureate, draped and curiassed bust right / MHTPOΠ ΚΑΙCAPЄI / ЄT ΓI, Mount Argaeus within tetrastyle temple façade, with star in pediment. VF.Apr 04, 2015
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Termessos (AD 200-270) AE 2489 views3rd century AD. AE24 (7.98g). TEPMHCCЄΩΝ, draped bust of Hermes right, kerykeion over shoulder / TΩN MЄIZONΩN, Apollo standing facing, head left, holding branch. Smoothed, nEF.Apr 04, 2015
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Prostanna (AD 268-270) AE 31 - Claudius II91 viewsClaudius II Gothicus, 268-270 AD. AE31 (17.78g). AY K W AYP KΛΑΥΔΙΟC, laureate and cuirassed bust right / ΠΡΟCTANNEΩΝ / BIAPOC, Mount Viaros surmounted by a pine tree or spruce. VF.Apr 04, 2015
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Apollonia Mordiaion (AD 253-268) AE 34 - Gallienus103 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE34 (19.67g). AVT K Π ΛIK ΓΑΛΛΙΗΝΟC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / AΠΟΛΛΩΝΙΑΤΩΝ AV / ΘΡΑΚΟ, river god Hippophoras reclining left, holding reed and cornucopia, resting elbow on inverted vase from which water flows. VF.Apr 04, 2015
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Synnada (AD 238-244) AE 29 - Gordian III120 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE29 (11.50g). AYT K M AN ΓOPΔIANOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / CYNNAΔЄΩN, Amaltheia standing right, holding sceptre and infant Zeus; goat at feet to right. VF.Apr 04, 2015
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Prymnessos (AD 138-192) AE 2181 viewsTime of the Antonines, 138-192 AD. AE21 (2.34g). MIΔΑC, draped bust of Midas right, wearing Phrygian cap and necklace / ΠΡVΜΝЄCCЄΩΝ, river god reclining left, holding reed and resting on inverted vase from which water flows. VF.Apr 04, 2015
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Peltai (AD 100-200) AE 2080 views2nd century AD. AE20 (4.29g). IЄPA BOYΛH, veiled, laureate and draped bust of Boule right / MAKЄ ΠЄΛΤΗΝΩΝ, clasped hands. VF.Apr 04, 2015
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Laodikeia (AD 198-217) AE 25 - Caracalla86 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE25 (6.82g). AV K M AV ANTΩNЄINOC, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΛAOΔIKЄΩN NЄΩKOPΩN / T ΠH, Tyche Pantheia standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopia, with wheel at feet to left. Rare. gVF.Apr 04, 2015
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Laodikeia (AD 128-137) AE 21 - Sabina79 viewsSabina, Augusta, 128-136/7 AD. AE21 (5.65g). CABЄINA CЄBACTH, draped bust right / ΛΑΟΔΙΚЄΩΝ, Nike advancing right, holding wreath. Rare. VF.Apr 04, 2015
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Hierapolis (Auton. AD 100-300) AE 2181 views2nd-3rd century AD. AE21 (6.51g). ZЄYC BΩΞIOC, head of Zeus right / ΙЄΡΑΠΟΛЄΙΤΩΝ, horseman advancing right; holding labrys over shoulder. VF.Apr 04, 2015
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Grimenothyrai (AD 98-117) AE 2064 viewsTime of Trajan, 98-117 AD. AE20 (4.66g). L. Tullius, magistrate. ЄΠI Λ TOVΛΛIOV, diademed head of Zeus right / ΓPIMЄNOΘVPЄΩN, Athena standing right, holding scepter and shield set on ground. VF.Apr 04, 2015
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Kadoi (AD 41-54) AE 20 - Claudius82 viewsClaudius, 41-54 AD. AE20 (4.65g). Demetrius Artemas, magistrate. KΛΑΥΔΙΟC KΑΙCAP, laureate head right / EΠΙ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ ΑΡΤΕΜΑ ΚΑΔΟHNΩΝ, Zeus standing left with eagle and sceptre, monogram in field left. aEF.Apr 04, 2015
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Apameia (AD 54-68) AE 16 - Nero88 viewsNero, 54-68 AD. AE16 (4.12g). M. Vettius Nigrus, Magistrate. NEPON KAIΣAP, bare head right / EΠI OYETTIOY NIΓPOY AΠΑΜΕΩΝ, eagle standing right, head left. VF.Apr 04, 2015
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Ankyra (AD 198-217) AE 35 - Caracalla109 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE35 (19.63g). AVT K M AVP ANTΩЄINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ЄΠΙ AΠΟΛΛΟΦΑΝΟVC APC A / AΓKVPANΩΝ, Hera standing right, holding sceptre and apple vis-à-vis Zeus standing left, holding anchor and sceptre; between, eagle standing facing with spread wings. VF.Apr 04, 2015
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Tripolis (AD 238-244) AE 27 - Gordian III76 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE27 (10.47g). AVT K M ANT ΓOPΔIANOC, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / TPIΠOΛЄITΩN, Tyche standing facing, head left, holding rudder and cornucopia. VF.Apr 04, 2015
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Tripolis (AD 14-37) AE 18 – Tiberius & Livia91 viewsTiberius, 14-37 AD. AE18 (5.71g). Menandros Metrodoros Philokaisar, magistrate. [...]ΣΕΒΑΣΤOΝ ΚΑΙΣΑΡΑ[...], laureate head of Tiberius and draped bust of Livia jugate left / ΜΕΝΑΝΔΡΟΣ ΜΗΤΡΟΔΟΡΟΥ ΦΙΛΟΚΑΙΣΑΡ / TO Δ, radiate head of Helios right. VF.Apr 04, 2015
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Thyateira (AD 253-260) AE 40 - Valerian I73 viewsValerian, 253-260 AD. AE40 (21.81g). AVT K Π ΛIK OVAΛЄPIANOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ЄΠI C OKT APTЄMIΔΩPOV / ΘYATЄIRHNΩN / AVΓOVCTЄIA ΠYΘIA AΔPIANA OΛVMΠIA, table, seen in perspektive, surmounted by two prize urns, each containing palm; below, amphora between two purses. VF.Apr 04, 2015
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Thyateira (AD 82-96) AE 17 - Domitia103 viewsDomitia, Augusta, 82-96 AD. AE17 (3.39g). ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑ CЄBACTH, draped bust right / ΘYATЄIPHNΩN, lyre. VF.Apr 04, 2015
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Sardeis (AD 54-68) AE 16 - Nero101 viewsNero, 54-68 AD. AE16 (3.16g). Tiberius Claudius Mnaseas, magistrate. NEPΩN KAICAP, laureate head right / IΠЄ TI MNAICOY ΣAP_IANΩN, Zeus Lydios standing left. aVF.

Very rare. The odd style, misspellings and mixture of letter forms leads to the conclusion that this is likely an immitative issue rather than an official one.
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Nakrasa (AD 161-169) AE 15 119 viewsTime of Lucius Verus, 161-169 AD. AE15 (2.93g). EΠΙ ΜΙΛΩΝΟC, head of Herakles right / NAKPACE / ΩΝ, stag advancing right. VF.Apr 04, 2015
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Bageis (AD 193-217) AE 23 - Julia Domna67 viewsJulia Domna, 193-217 AD. AE23 (6.19g). IOY ΔOMNA CЄBA, draped bust right / ЄΠΙ ΑCKΛHΠIΑΔΟΥ ΒΑΓΗΝΩΝ / ΑΡΧΟΝΤ, Tyche standing facing, head left, holding rudder and cornucopia. VF.Apr 04, 2015
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Akrasos (AD 193-268) AE 1879 viewsTime of Septimius Severus to Gallienus, 193-268 AD. AE18 (2.13g). Wreathed head of Dionysos right / AKPACIΩTΩN, Nike advancing right, holding palm and wreath. VF.Apr 04, 2015
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Akrasos (AD 177-192) AE 22 - Commodus80 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE22 (6.12g). Bassus, magistrate. AY KAI Λ AYP KOMOΔΟC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ЄΠΙ CTPA BACCOY AKPACIOTΩΝ, Apollo standing facing, head left, holding branch. VF.Apr 04, 2015
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Alabanda (AD 198-217) AE 27 - Caracalla136 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE27 (9.41g). AV K M P ANTΩNINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΑΛΑΒΑΝΔЄΩΝ, filleted laurel branch. gVF.Apr 04, 2015
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Magnesia (AD 222-235) AE 36 - Severus Alexander73 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE36 (21.50g). AYT K M AYP CЄYH AΛЄΞΑΝΔΡΟC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / MAΓΝΗΤΩΝ ЄΠΙ Γ AYP O[...]ΦΟΡΟY, Mên standing facing, head left, holding thyrsos ornamented with two crescents; serpent-entwined long-torch to right. VF.Apr 04, 2015
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Magnesia (AD 98-117) AE 19 - Trajan79 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD. AE19 (4.58g). AY NЄP TPAIANOC, laureate head right / MAΓ ΛЄYKOΦΡΥC, Cult statue of Artemis Leukophryene standing facing. VF.Apr 04, 2015
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Ilion (AD 222-235) AE 22 - Severus Alexander87 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE22 (6.14g). AY K M A CЄY AΛЄΞANΔPOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / CKAMANΔPOC IΛIΩN, river god Skamandros reclining left, holding branch and resting on inverted vase from which water flows. VF.Apr 04, 2015
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Alexandreia (AD 219-220) AE 23 - Julia Paula102 viewsJulia Paula, Augusta, 219-220 AD. AE23 (7.34g). IVLIA PAVLA AVG, draped bust right / COL ALEX / AVG, She-wolf standing right, suckling Romulus and Remus. VF.Apr 04, 2015
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Pergamon (AD 253-268) AE 34 - Gallienus137 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE34 (17.65g). AVT K Π ΛIK ΓΑΛΛΙΗΝΟC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ЄΠI C AVP ΔAMA ACIAPX / ΠЄPΓAMЄNΩΝ / ΠΡΩΤΩΝ Γ ΝЄΩΚΟΡΩΝ, naked, male figure standing right, presenting head of ram to Hermes standing left; in between, altar. aVF.Apr 04, 2015
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Attaia (AD 177-192) AE 2280 viewsTime of Commodus, 177-192 AD. AE22 (4.78g). IЄPA CYNKΛHTOC, draped bust of the Senate right / ATTAITΩN, Athena standing left, holding spear, shield, and patera over lighted altar to left. VF.Apr 04, 2015
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Neokaisareia (AD 253-268) AE 27 - Gallienus149 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE27 (13.14g). Dated CY 199 (262/3 AD). AVT KAI ΠO ΛIK ΓAΛΛIHNOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / MHT NЄOKAICARIAC ΠON / ЄT PP(retrograde)Θ, wreath; A in the upper part. nEF.Apr 04, 2015
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Neokaisareia (AD 253-268) AE 25 - Gallienus125 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE25 (13.53g). Dated CY 199 (262/3 AD). AVT KAI ΠO ΛIK ΓAΛΛIHNOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / MHT NЄOKAICARIAC ΠON / ЄT PP(retrograde)Θ, prize crown. Rare. VF.Apr 04, 2015
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Neokaisareia (AD 253-268) AE 25 - Gallienus100 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE25 (11.94g). Dated CY 199 (262/3 AD). AVT KAI ΠO ΛIK ΓAΛΛIHNOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / MHT NEOKAICARIAC ΠON / ET PP(retrograde)Θ, prize crown on basis. gVF.Apr 04, 2015
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Side (AD 235-238) AE 30 - Maximinus I74 viewsMaximinus I, 235-238 AD. AE30 (15.19g, 12h). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Hephaistos seated on rock right, hammering shield; before, anvil. gVF. Rare.Apr 04, 2015
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Hierapolis (AD 221) AE 30 - Annia Faustina81 viewsAnnia Faustina, Augusta, 221 AD. AE30 (12.63g, 7h). ΑΝΝΙΑ ΦΑΥCΤЄΙΝΑ CЄB, draped bust right / ΙЄΡΑΠΟΛЄΙΤΩΝ ΝЄΩKOPΩN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. Pierced, gVF.

Due to the her short reign as Augusta, coins of Annia Faustina are extremely rare. Annia Aurelia Faustina was an Roman noble woman. She was briefly the Empress of Rome and third wife of the Roman emperor Elagabalus in the year 221 AD.
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Koinon of Cyprus (AD 198-217) AE 32 - Caracalla220 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217. AE32 (16.15g, 5h). Laureate heroic bust of Caracalla right / Temple of Paphian Aphrodite within which cone, crescent and star on top of temple, roofed wing on each side within which candelabrum stands, dove on roof of each wing, paved semicircular court before temple. aVF. Apparently Unique.

Palea Paphos was one of the most important pilgrimage centres in the Greek world due to its famous Sanctuary of Aphrodite; the goddess herself was born of the sea near Paphos, and floated in on a scallop shell. When she arose, she was hailed as 'Cyprian'. The Sanctuary of Aphrodite continued to flourish well into the Roman era. Several Roman emperors honoured the shrine, and it was visited by Titus in 69 AD when the future emperor was on his way to Egypt. He consulted the oracle of Aphrodite, and was told that he had a great future. The sanctuary was rebuilt by the Romans after the earthquake of 76/77 AD, in a design that preserved the layout of the original. The cult of Aphrodite survived at Palea Paphos until the 4th century AD, when Emperor Theodosius outlawed paganism. Today, virtually nothing remains of the Sanctuary save the holy ground itself.
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Sardeis (AD 198-217) AE 25 - Caracalla97 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE25 (6.83g, 7h) Radiate bust right / Lion advancing left, star above; ant queen in left field. aVF.Apr 04, 2015
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Amaseia (AD 177-192) AE 30 - Commodus117 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE30 (18.62g, 7h). Dated City Year 189 (186/7 AD). ΑΥΤ Μ ΑΝΤΩΝΙ ΚΟΜΟΔ ΑΥΤ, laureate bust right, wearing cuirass and paludamentum / ΑΔΡ ΑΜΑC ΜΗΤΡ ΝЄΩΚ ΠΡ ΠΟΝ ЄΤ ΡΠΘ, turreted and draped bust of Tyche, right (with features of Crispina?). VF. Extremely rare.Apr 04, 2015
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Anemurion (AD 81-96) AE 25 - Domitian96 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE25 (11.37g, 1h). ΔOMITIANOC KAICAP, Laureate bust right / ANЄMOY PЄωN, Artemis wearing long chiton, drawing arrow from bowcase and while aiming right. gVF. Very rare.Apr 04, 2015
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Tarsos (AD 198-217) AE 34 - Caracalla125 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE34 (17.34g, 7h). Circa 214-217 AD. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ Μ ΑΥΡ CЄΟΥΗΡΟC ΑΝΤΩΝЄΙΝΟC CЄΒ Π Π, bust to right, wearing the diadem and robes of a Demiourgos / ΑΝΤΩΝΙΑΝΗC CЄYHP AΔP MHT TAPCOY AMK ΓB, Caracalla on horseback to left, right hand raised; before him stands Tyche, presenting him with the diadem of a Demiourgos. EF. Extremely rare.Apr 04, 2015
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Amisos (AD 198-217) AE 33 - Caracalla213 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE33 (18.65g, 7h). Dated CY 241 (209/10 AD). ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟC CЄΒΑCΤ, laureate and cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield; countermark: capricorn / ΑΜΙCΟ ЄΛЄΩΘЄΡΑ, Amazon standing left gathering fruit, at foot of tree Amazonian shield and bipennis; in exergue, ЄTCMA. Very Fine. Extremely Rare.

The figure in this image can be identified as an Amazon on account of the axe and the shape of the shield set against the tree, which conforms to Roman ideals of Amazonian apparel. A close parallel may be found on a relief adorning a marble sarcophagus in the Capitoline museum (inv. scu 726), in which an Amazon battles Greeks armed with such a shield and double-bladed axe. Here we see this Amazon in a moment of rest, gathering fruit from a laden tree she has come upon. According to Apollonios of Rhodes' in Argonautica, the mythical Amazons lived just to the east of Amisos in three towns near Themiscrya near the mouth of the Thermodon (modern Terme) river.
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Philadelphia (AD 193-217) AE 26 - Julia Domna79 viewsJulia Domna, 193-217 AD. AE26 (8.29g, 6h). ΙΟΥΛΙΑ CЄΒΑCΤΗ, draped bust right / ΦΙΛΑΔЄΛΦЄΩΝ, nude Apollo standing to right, tending a laurel tree; behind, a stele inscribed ΕΠΙ ΙΟΥΛΙΑΝ. Good Very Fine. Extremely Rare.Apr 04, 2015
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Tarsos (AD 161-180) AE 32 - Marcus Aurelius138 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE32 (18.03g, 12h). AVT KAIC MAP AVPHΛIO ANTΩNЄINOC CЄB, laureate head of Marcus right / AΔPAINHC TAPCOY MHTPOΠOΛЄΩC, Marcus, holding volumen in left hand, and Lucius standing facing one another, clasping right hands; star above, OMO/NOIA/ CЄBACTΩN between emperors and continuing into exergue. VF, dark green patina, light roughness in field before portrait. Levante Coll.Apr 02, 2015
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Mopsos (AD 81-96) AE 26 - Domitian84 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE26.5 (11.43g, 12h). Dated CY 161 (93/4 AD). ΔOMЄTIANOC CЄBACTOC, laureate head right / [M]OΨЄA/[T]ωN TH–C IЄPA/[C] KAI ACY–ΛOY upward to left, KAI AYT–ONOM/OY AξP (date) upward to right, Apollo standing left, holding branch in right hand, leaning left elbow on tripod. Good VF, dark brown patina. Levante Coll.; ex von Aulock Coll.Apr 02, 2015
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Anazarbos (AD 235-238) AE 32 - Maximinus I96 viewsMaximinus I, 235-238 AD. AE32 - Hexassaria (24.78g, 12h). Dated CY 255 (236/7 AD). AV • K • Γ • IOV • OVH • MAΞIMЄINOC • CЄB •, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / ANAZ • ЄNΔ • MHTPO •/ B–Γ/ [CVN]ΘVCIA OI/KOV(MЄ)(NH)C, female figure standing left, wearing polos and holding bipennis in left hand, before bull standing left. Good VF, dark brown patina, very minor roughness. Levante Coll.; ex von Aulock Coll.Apr 02, 2015
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Aigeai (AD 215/216) Tetradrachm146 viewsTime of Caracalla, 198-217 AD. AR Tetradrachm (13.31g, 29mm, 6h). Dated CY 262 (215/6 AD). AIΓЄAIΩN ANTΩNЄINOY ΠO[Λ]ЄΩC, bust of Asclepius right, wearing taenia and with slight drapery; serpent-entwined staff before / MAKЄΔONIKHC ЄYΓЄNOYC, Asclepius standing facing, head left, leaning on serpent-entwined staff; to left, Telesphorus standing facing; to right, goat kneeling right, head left; BΞ–C (date) across central field. EF, toned. Extremely rare and possibly the only example in private hands. Levante Coll.; ex Numismatic Fine Arts XVI (12/1985), lot 496.

The legends can be translated as “The Antonine city of Aegeae / of noble and Macedonian origin.”
Apr 02, 2015
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Aigeai (AD 193-211) AE 33 - Septimius Severus137 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE33 (22.30g, 12h). Dated CY 247 (200/1 AD). AVT K Λ CЄΠ CЄVHPOC ΠЄP C, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / CЄV–HPI[A]NωN AIΓ–ЄAIωN Є ZMC (date), galley right with two masts and standard, seven oarsmen and one helmsman. VF, attractive brown patina. Levante Coll.; ex von Aulock Coll.Apr 02, 2015
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Aigeai (AD 117-138) Tridrachm - Hadrian & Alexander the Great133 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Tridrachm (9.49g, 23.5mm, 12h). Dated CY 164 (117/8 AD). AYTOKP KAIC TPAIANOC AΔPIANOC CЄB, laureate bust of Hadrian right, slight drapery / AIΓЄAIΩN ЄTOYC ΔΞP (date), diademed head of Alexander the Great right; below, goat kneeling left, head right. VF, toned, light porosity. Rare. Levante Coll.Apr 02, 2015
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Aigeai (AD 37-41) AE 30127 viewsTime of Caligula, 37-41 AD. AE30 (18.98g, 12h). Dated CY 86 (39/40 AD). Head of Dionysus right, wearing ivy wreath and head band; thyrsus over far shoulder / AIΓЄAIωN upward to left, ςΠ (date) to upper right, ANTIΓ[Ο] to lower right, draped bust of Poseidon right, wearing taenia; trident before. VF, earthen black patina. Rare. Levante Coll.; ex von Aulock Coll.Apr 02, 2015
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Adana (AD 198-217) AE 38 - Caracalla203 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE38 (25.20g, 6h). AVT • KAI[C • M •] AVP ANTΩNЄINOC CЄB •, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / [AΔ]P [CЄ]V ANTΩNIN[I]A–NΩN AΔANЄΩN, Zeus Nicephorus seated left; at feet, eagle standing left, head right. Good VF, green patina, minor roughness, scratches on forehead and before bust. Levante Coll.; ex La Galerie Numismatique IX (1/2007), lot 539.

An interesting coin struck late in Caracalla’s reign. This appears to be the earliest coin of Adana to name the city as “Severan” and “Antonine”. All earlier coins of the imperial era in Levante’s catalog bear either the honorific title “AΔPIANΩN" or a similar, shortened form.
Apr 02, 2015
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Thyateira (AD 218-235) AE 39145 viewsTime of Elagabalus or Severus Alexander, 218-222 and 222-235 AD. AE39 - Medallion (10.72g, 6h). Cl. Aurelius Dionysius, strategos and eques. IЄPA CVNKΛHTOC, draped bust of youthful Senate right / ЄΠI CTP KΛΩ AVP ΔIONVCIOV IΠΠIKOV/ ΘVATЄIPH/NΩN, the river-god Lykos, nude from the waist down, reclining left, placing right hand on amphora; to left, bull grazing right; tree in background. Superb EF, green patina. Ex Numismatica Genevensis SA IV (12/2006), lot 212.

Cl. Aurelius Dionysius is one of several strategoi of Thyateira to include his title ἱππικός, equivalent of the Latin eques (a member of the Equestrian order).
Apr 02, 2015
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Elaia (AD 177-192) AE 41 - Commodus218 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE Medallion (39.23g, 12h). L. Castrischinus, strategos for the second time. AV KAI M AV–PH KOMMOΔO/C, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / CTPA Λ KACTPI–CXЄINOV/ EΛAITΩN/ TO B, emperor on horseback right, raising right hand in salutation; to left, Victory advancing right, crowning Commodus; to right, bound captive seated at base of trophy. Superb EF, green patina. Rare. Ex Numismatica Genevensis SA V (12/2008), lot 254; Tkalec (2/2002), lot 177.Apr 02, 2015
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Kyzikos (AD 177-192) AE 43 - Commodus125 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE43 - Medallion (41.04g, 6h). T. Aelius Eteoneus, archon. Struck circa AD 191-192. AV KAI Λ M AV KOMMOΔOC ANT CЄB ЄVC ЄVT POMAIOC HPAKΛHC, laureate bust right, with lion’s skin tied around neck, club over shoulder / ЄΠI APX T AIΛ ETEΩNEΩC KVZIKHNΩN NЄΩK, Artemis advancing right, holding torch in each hand; altar to right. Good VF, green patina, some smoothing. Very rare.

Over the later part of Commodus’ reign, numerous events suggest the emperor was becoming mentally ill. Commodus thought of himself as the reincarnation of Hercules, even dressing as the hero at gladiatorial events.
Apr 02, 2015
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Amisos (AD 198-217) AE 36 - Caracalla213 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE36 - Medallion (27.38g, 5h). Dated CY 230 (198/9 AD). AVT K M AVP ANTΩ–NЄINOC CЄB, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / A–MI–COV/ ЄΛЄVTЄPAC/ • ЄT • CΛ • (date), Nike, holding filleted palm frond in right hand, driving biga left. EF, green patina. An extremely rare and attractive piece. Ex Numismatica Genevensis SA V (12/2008), lot 268.

Similar types were struck later in Caracalla’s reign (see RG 118; SNG Copenhagen 192).
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Ankyra (AD 96-98) AE 30 - Nerva139 viewsNerva, 96-98 AD. AE30 (19.02g, 6h). Laureate head right / Hexastyle temple, with eagle below pellet in pediment. VF, yellow-brown surfaces, minor roughness. Spradling Coll.; ex CNG Elec. Auc. 132 (2/2006), lot 128.Apr 01, 2015
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Olbasa (AD 218-225) AE 25 - Julia Maesa73 viewsJulia Maesa, Augusta, 218-224/5 AD. AE25 (8.09g, 12h). Draped bust right / Mên on horse trotting right. VF, green patina. Spradling Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Antiocheia (AD 244-249) AE 24 - Philip I66 viewsPhilip I, 244-249 AD. AE24 (8.42g, 1h). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Mên standing right, holding scepter and crowning Nike. VF, light brown surfaces. Spradling Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Siblia (AD 198-217) AE 2365 viewsTime of Caracalla, 198-217 AD. AE23 (6.04g, 6h). Laureate bust of Demos right, with slight drapery / Hercules standing facing, head right, holding club, apples, and lion skin. VF, green-brown patina. Southern Pathologist coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Midaion (AD 81-96) AE 33 - Domitian90 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE33 - Tetrassaria (23.51g, 6h). AYT ΔOMITANOΣ KAIΣAP ΣЄB ΓЄP, laureate head right / ΔΗΜΗΤΗΡ ΣЄΒΑΣΤΗ, Demeter standing facing, head left, holding grain ears and scepter; ΜΙ-ΔΑ across field. Fine, brown patina, rough surfaces. Spradling Coll.; ex vAuction 215 (10/2008), lot 89.1 commentsApr 01, 2015
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Lysias (AD 238-244) AE 23 - Gordian III59 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE23 (5.90g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. Near VF, dark glossy green patina. Spradling Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Grimenothyrai (AD 98-117) AE 23 - Trajan79 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD. AE23 (8.50g, 6h). L. Tullius, magistrate. AVT NЄP TPAIANOC K C ΓЄ ΔAK, laureate bust right, wearing aegis around neck / [ЄΠI Λ] TVΛΛIO-V ΓPЄIMЄNO[ΘV], Hygieia standing right, holding serpent, and Asklepius standing facing, head left, holding serpent-entwined staff. Near VF, brown surfaces. Spradling Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Bruzos (AD 235-238) AE 23 - Maximus70 viewsMaximus, Caesar, 235/6-238 AD. AE23 (4.93g, 12h). Γ IOY OY MAΞIMO K, Bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / BROYZ-HNΩN, Hygieia standing right, holding serpent fed from patera. VF, green patina. Spradling Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Kidramos (AD 69-79) AE 19 - Vespasian70 viewsVespasian, 69-79 AD. AE19 (4.88g, 12h). Pamphilios Seleukou, magistrate. Laureate head right / Statue of indigenous “Mother of the Gods” facing. VF, green patina. Spradling coll.; ex Wagner coll., CNG 76 (9/2007), lot 1078.Apr 01, 2015
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Kyme (AD 178-182) AE 30 - Crispina130 viewsCrispina, Augusta, 178-182 AD. AE30 (17.26g, 6h). Struck circa 180-182 AD. Draped bust right / Facing statue of Artemis of Ephesus. Near VF, green patina, minor roughness. Spradling Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Hadrianeia (AD 117-138) AE 25 - Hadrian143 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE25 (8.67g, 7h). Bare head right / Cybele seated left on throne, holding patera and resting elbow upon tympanum; to left, lion left. VF, tan-brown surfaces, minor roughness. Spradling Coll.; ex Drewry Coll., CNG Elec. Auc. 160 (3/2007), lot 173.Apr 01, 2015
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Prusa ad Olympum (AD 218-225) AE 21 - Julia Maesa80 viewsJulia Maesa, Augusta, 218-224/5 AD. AE21 (5.66g, 1h). Draped bust right / Hexastyle temple, with annulet in pediment. VF, brown patina. Spradling Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Nikaia (AD 241-244) AE 22 - Tranquillina56 viewsTranquillina, Augusta, 241-244 AD. AE22 - Diassaria (7.56g, 1h). Draped bust right, wearing stephane / Nike standing left, holding wreath and palm frond. VF, brown patina, some spots of striking weakness. Southern Pathologist coll.; ex Burstein coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Nikaia (AD 222-235) AE 25 - Julia Mamaea63 viewsJulia Mamaea, Augusta, 222-235 AD. AE25 - Diassaria (9.32g, 2h). ΙΟVΛΙΑ ΜΑΜΑ[...], draped bust right / EVCEΒΩN EVΓ-EN(ΩN) NIKAIE(ΩN), Pan advancing left, holding grape bunch and lagobolon. VF, brown patina, flan crack. Extremely rare reverse legend and type. Spradling Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Kalchedon (AD 193-211) AE 28 - Septimius Severus98 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE28 (11.10g, 6h). AV K Λ CЄΠ CЄV(HP)OC Π, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / KAΛXAΔ-O-NIΩN, serpent-entwined tripod. VF, attractive green patina. Spradling Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Amisos (AD 117-138) Drachm - Hadrian169 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Drachm (3.03g, 18mm, 6h). Dated CY 165 (133/4 AD). Laureate head right / Demeter standing left, holding grain ears and long torch. VF, lightly toned. Spradling Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Samos (AD 193-217) AE 30 - Julia Domna102 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE30 (12.01g, 7h). IOYΛIA ΔOMNA CЄB, draped bust right / CA MI ΩN, tetrastyle temple, with shield in pediment and containing statue of Hera facing. VF, black-green patina. Only the second example known, and the only with this obverse legend. Very rare. LJH Coll.; ex Münz Zentrum 58 (4/1986), lot 1386.Apr 01, 2015
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Ephesos (AD 218-222) AE 20 - Elagabalus82 viewsElagabalus, 218-222 AD. AE20 (4.64g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Prize urn, with two palm fronds; A above. VF, green-brown patina, some cleaning marks. Very rare. Spradling Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Kretia-Flaviopolis (AD 147-175) AE 20 - Faustina II114 viewsFaustina Junior, Augusta, 147-175 AD. AE20 (5.00g, 6h). Draped bust right / Stag standing right. Near VF, brown patina. Rare. Herbert Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Amisos (BC 56) AE 20189 viewsC. Caecilius Cornutus, Praetor, 56 BC. AE20 (8.14g, 1h). Helmeted bust of Roma right / Roma seated left on shields, holding Nike. Good VF, dark green patina. Rare.Apr 01, 2015
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Metropolis (AD 198-217) AE 31 - Caracalla74 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE31 (15.11g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Cybele seated left, holding uncertain object (patera?) and resting elbow on tympanum; lion at her feet. VF, brown surfaces, some roughness. Spradling Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Parion (AD 247-249) AE 23 - Philip II87 viewsPhilip II, 247-249 AD. AE23 (4.39g, 7h). PHIL[...], laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / C G I H PA R, she-wolf right, head left, suckling the twins Romulus and Remus below. Fine, brown surfaces, some roughness. Extremely rare. Spradling Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Nikomedeia (AD 198-217) AE 26 - Caracalla109 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE26 (11.49g, 6h). ANTΩNЄINOC AYΓOYCTOC, laureate head right / NIKO(MH)ΔЄΩN ΔI C NЄΩKOPΩN, the serpent Glycon coiled right, with human head. Near VF, dark brown surfaces, numerous cleaning marks. Very rare. Spradling Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Nikaia (AD 198-217) AE 23 - Caracalla72 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE23 (6.71g, 7h). ANTΩNINOC AYΓOYCTOC, laureate head left / NI KAI EΩN, hexastyle temple, with pellet-in-annulet in pediment and containing Tyche standing facing, holding rudder and cornucopia. VF, green patina, some cleaning marks. Very rare. Spradling Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Nikaia (AD 198-217) AE 24 - Caracalla62 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE24 (7.90g, 8h). Laureate head right / Nike advancing left, holding wreath and palm frond. Near VF, dark brown patina, orange earthen highlights. Rare. Spradling Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Nikaia (AD 198-217) AE 26 - Caracalla62 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE26 (12.67g, 7h). Laureate and cuirassed bust right / Dionysos standing facing, head right, holding grape vine; to left, panther left; to right, overturned cantharus and satyr advancing left. Near VF, green patina. Very rare. Spradling Coll.; ex vAuctions 221 (2/2009), lot 72.Apr 01, 2015
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Nikaia (AD 198-217) AE 27 - Caracalla57 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE27 (11.96g, 1h). Laureate head right / Athena standing left, holding patera and spear; round shield at feet to left. Near VF, green patina. Spradling Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Iuliopolis (AD 198-217) AE 28 - Caracalla69 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE28 (13.69g, 1h). ANTΩNI NOC AVΓ, laureate head right / IOVΛIOΠ OΛЄITΩN, Zeus seated left on throne, holding patera and scepter. Near VF, green patina. Extremely rare. Spradling Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Kretia-Flaviopolis (AD 198-217) AE 27 - Caracalla71 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE27 (9.53g, 7h). AV K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / ΚΡΗΤΙЄΩΝ ΦΛΑΟY, river-god Billaios reclining left on rocks, holding crowning Nike and reed; ΒΙΛΑЄΟC in exergue. Fine, light olive-brown surfaces. Extremely rare. Spradling Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Kios (AD 198-217) AE 26 - Caracalla130 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE26 (9.36g, 8h). Laureate head right / Helmeted bust of Athena right, wearing aegis. VF, tan surfaces. Very rare. Spradling Coll. Ex Patrick Cooper Coll., CNG Elec. Auc. 101 (11/2004), lot 84; Hecht Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Germanikopolis (AD 198-217) AE 28 - Caracalla120 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE28 (15.63g, 1h). Laureate head right / Apis bull standing right, raising foreleg; behind, two signa surmounted by bucrania. VF, tan surfaces. Very rare. Spradling Coll.; ex Cooper Coll., CNG Elec. Auc. 101 (11/ 2004), lot 83; Hecht Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Neokaisareia (AD 198-217) AE 28 - Caracalla97 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE28 (13.96g, 12h). Dated CY 146 (209/10 AD). Laureate head right / Tetrastyle temple of Ma-Zeus, with pellet in pediment. Near VF, black-green patina. Spradling Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Amaseia (AD 198-217) AE 29 - Caracalla84 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE29 (12.81g, 7h). Dated CY 209 (231/2 AD). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. VF, earthen green patina, minor roughness. Spradling Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Kaisareia (AD 218-222) AE 26 - Elagabalus116 viewsElagabalus, 218-222 AD. AE26 (12.31g, 12h). Dated RY 2 (219/20 AD). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Agalma of Mt. Argaeus set on altar inscribed ЄT B (date). VF, reddish-brown patina.Apr 01, 2015
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Laodikeia (AD 79-81) AE 21104 viewsTime of Titus, 79-81 AD. AE21 (9.02g, 7h). Signed by Claudia Zenonis. Draped bust of youthful Demos right, wearing tainia / Male figure, nude from the waist down, standing left, holding patera and palm frond; to left, staff with flag set in vase. VF, glossy dark brown patina, a few minor scratches. Ex Lepczyk (4/1980), lot 1244.

A rare and interesting instance of a prominent local woman signing her city’s coinage. The appearance of Claudia’s name very likely stemmed from her belonging to the Zenonid family, one of the wealthiest and most powerful in Asia Minor. A relative, Julia Zenonis, also signed coins of Laodicea from the reign of Nero. The male figure on the reverse, possibly an athlete, may refer to the building of a new stadium in 79/80 AD (RPC II p. 194).
Apr 01, 2015
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Hieropolis (AD 100-200) AE 25101 viewsCivic Issue. 2nd century AD. AE25 (11.03g, 12h). Diademed, draped, and veiled bust of Boule right / Apollo Kitharoidos standing facing, holding lyre and plektron. VF, dark green to black patina. Rare.Apr 01, 2015
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