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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

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Aizanis (AD 37-41) AE 20 - Caligula83 viewsCaligula, 37-41 AD. AE20 (4.81g). Straton Medeos, magistrate. ΓAIOC KAICAP. laureate head right / AIZANITωN EΠI CTPATωNON MHΔHOY, Zeus standing left with eagle and sceptre. VF.Oct 15, 2014
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Temenothyrai (AD 200-300) AE 2644 views3rd century AD. AE26 (9.57g). Draped bust of the senate right / Athena standing right, holding spear and resting on shield. gVF.Oct 15, 2014
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Smyrna (AD 200-235) AE 2483 viewsImperial Times, early 3rd century AD. AE24 (6.62g). IЄPA CYN KΛHTOC, draped bust of Senate right; countermark: CA/Γ / CMYPNAIΩ-N Γ NEOKO/PΩN, tetrastyle temple; within Tyche. VF. Oct 15, 2014
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Ephesos (AD 253-268) AE 27 - Gallienus34 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE27 (6.89g). AVT K ΠO ΛIK ΓAΛΛIHNOC, laureate and cuirassed bust right / ЄΦЄCΙΩΝ Γ ΝЄΟΚΟΡΩΝ, Artemis huntress standing right, holding strung bow i left hand, and with right drawing arrow from her quiver; hound at her feet. VF.Oct 15, 2014
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Ephesos (AD 217-218) AE 18 - Macrinus54 viewsMacrinus, 217-218 AD. AE18 (3.14g). AYT K OΠЄΛ MAKPЄINOC, laureate and cuirassed bust right / ЄΦЄCΙ/ΩΝ, Kalydonian boar running right, spear in back. VF.Oct 15, 2014
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Seleukeia (AD 238-244) AE 31 - Gordian III46 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE31 (17.64g). ANTΩNIOC ΓOPΔIANOC CЄBA, laureate, draped, and curiassed bust right; below ear, ΔO monogram within triangular countermark / CЄΛЄY KЄΩN TΩ ЄΛЄ YӨЄ P A, Uncertain figure (Mithras?) on horseback rearing right; to right, Athena Nikephoros standing left, holding spear and shield set on ground; lighted altar between. VF.Oct 15, 2014
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Alexandreia (AD 254-268) AE 19 - Salonina75 viewsSalonina, Augusta, 254-268 AD. AE19.23 (4.07g). AVR CORN SAL[ONINA], draped bust right, wearing stephane / COL A / TRO, horse grazing right, tree behind. EF and very rare. See CNG Auc. 319, lot 219 (same obverse die).Oct 03, 2014
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Alexandreia (AD 253-268) AE 20 - Gallienus86 viewsGallienus, 253-262 AD. AE20 (4.14g). IMP LICI - GALLIENV, laureate draped cuirassed bust right / COL AVG / TRO, horse grazing right. EF.Oct 03, 2014
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Alexandreia (AD 218-222) AE 24 - Elagabalus72 viewsElagabalus, 218-222 AD. AE24 (7.64g)….ANT-ONINVS…, laureate cuirassed bust right / C-OL A-LEX AVG, Apollo standing left holding branch, right foot on altar, leaning forward. GF.Oct 03, 2014
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Alexandreia (AD 138-161) AE 22 - Antoninus Pius100 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE22.56 (7.04g). IMP CAES AVREL ANTON[INVS], laureate head right / COL AVG - TROA, statue of Apollo Smintheus standing right on pedestal, holding patera and bow. VF.Oct 03, 2014
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Euhippe (BC 27-AD 14) AE 20 - Augustus84 viewsAugustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AE20 (4.38g, 5h). ΣΕ - ΒΑΣΤΟΣ, laureate bust right; countermark: bird(?) / ΕΥΙΠ - ΠΕΩΝ, winged thunderbolt. Unpublished and struck on a large flan.Sep 30, 2014
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Miletopolis (BC 100-AD 100) AE 22 - Axiochus227 viewsAxiochos, 1st century BC-1st century AD. AE22 (7.04g, 1h). O ΔHMOC AXIOXO[N], laureate head right; two owl countermarks / [MIΛ]HTOΠOΛIT[WN], helmeted head of Athena right. Coin: VF, dark brown patina, an area of minor roughness; c/m's: Good VF.Sep 25, 2014
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Kelenderis (BC 5th cent) Gorgon - Hemiobol90 views450-400 BC. AR Hemiobol (8mm, 0.43g). Gorgoneion facing, tongue protruding / Quadripartite incuse square. gVF.Sep 10, 2014
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Miletos (BC 530-500) 1/16 Stater90 viewsca 550-525 BC. Obol (0.81g, 8mm). Head of panther or lioness, seen from above / Stellar pattern within incuse square. VF. Sep 10, 2014
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion paw - AR 1/48126 viewsca 6th century BC. AR 1/48 Stater (0.19g, 6mm). Lion's paw / Incuse square punch. VF.Sep 10, 2014
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Mytilene (BC 400-350) Obol116 viewsca 400-350 BC. AR Obol (0.60g, 8mm). Lyre / MYT, lyre within linear square border. VF.Sep 10, 2014
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Autokane (BC 300-200) AE 893 views3rd century BC. AE8 (0.81g). Laureate head of Apollo left / AYTOKA, flower (?). VF. Apparently unpublished.Sep 10, 2014
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Autokane (BC 400-300) AE 12138 views4th century BC. AE12 (1.87g). Head of Zeus facing slightly right / AYTOKA, pellet within wreath. VF.Sep 10, 2014
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Uncertain (BC 440-380) Hemiobol83 views5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.32g, 6mm). Crested Korinthian helmet right / Amphora in dotted square border within incuse square. VF. Sep 10, 2014
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Gergis (BC 400-350) Obol125 views4th century BC. AR Hemiobol (9mm, 0.43g). Laureate head of the Sibyl Herophile facing slightly right / ΓΕΡ, Sphinx seated right. aVF.Sep 10, 2014
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Dardanos (BC 500) Tetartemorion76 views5th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (6mm, 0.13g). Head of cock right / Quadripartite incuse square. VF. Apparently unpublished.Sep 10, 2014
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Plakia (BC 4th cent) AE 1399 views4th century BC. AE13 (1.31g). Diademed head of Kybele left / ΠΛΑΚΙΑ, lion seated left. VF. Apparently unpublished.Sep 10, 2014
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Miletopolis (BC 2nd-1st cent) AE 2095 viewsca 2nd-1st century BC. AE20 (5.27g). Head of Athena right, wearing Attic helmet / Double-bodied owl facing, ΜΙΛΗΤΟ around. VF. Sep 10, 2014
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Apollonia ad Rhyndakon (BC 2nd-1st cent) AE 20109 views2nd-1st century BC. AE20 (6.12g). Laureate head of Apollo right / AΠΟΛΛΩΝΙΑΤΩΝ, Apollo standing right, holding lyre. VF. Apparently unpublished.Sep 10, 2014
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Methymna (BC 450-400) Silenos - Hemiobol48 viewsca 400 BC. AR Hemiobol (6mm, 0.22g). Facing head of bearded Silenos / Bunch of grapes within dotted incuse square. VF.Sep 10, 2014
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Mytilene (BC 521-478) EL Hekte - B14259 viewsca 521-478 BC. EL Hekte (2.56g). Head of roaring lion right, ΛE to left (facing outward, E retrograde) / Incuse head of calf right with collar, incuse rectangular punch behind. One of the finest known to capture all elements of the type, gVF. Carr coll.

Thirteen examples known to Bodenstedt, this appears to be the tenth example offered at electronic auction or sale. The obverse is one of the five coin types noted by Bodenstedt (B14, B20, B23, B28 and B35) that bear the initial letters of the name of the island - Lesbos.
Sep 10, 2014
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Uncertain (BC 440-380) Hemiobol93 views5th century BC. AR Hemiobol or Tetartemorion (6mm, 0.17g, 2h). Helmet left / Amphora within linear square. Unpublished in the standard references. VF, toned. Very rare.

Varieties of this type have appeared at auction recently, and have been tentatively attributed to Neandria in Troas, where an early fraction featured a helmet on the obverse. While an attribution to a mint in that region is reasonable, Neandria is probably not correct, as its early fractions consistently feature a ram or barley grain on the reverse, which were emblematic of the city. At the same time, the nearby city of Larissa consistently featured an amphora on the reverse of nearly all of its coinage, which would make it a more likely candidate.
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Kilikia Uncertain (BC 4th cent) Herakles - Obol61 views4th century BC. AR Obol (9mm, 0.65g, 3h). Wreathed head of Zeus left / Head of Herakles left, wearing lion skin. VF, porous, compact flan.Sep 10, 2014
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 4th cent) - Artemis?47 views4th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (6mm, 0.21g). Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, holding dagger and bow / Female head left, wearing necklace. Good VF, toned. Rare.Sep 10, 2014
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(BC 470-440) Uvug? - Diobol126 viewsCaria Uncertain ('Mint G'), Orou, Local dynast, ca 450-400 BC. AR Eighth Stater (11mm, 1.44g). Forepart of winged, man-headed bull right / Female head right within dotted border; OFOV behind; all within pelleted border within incuse square. Good VF, toned. Good metal for issue.Sep 10, 2014
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Kaunos (BC 490-470) Hemidrachm65 viewsca 490-370 BC. AR Hemidrachm (12mm, 2.86g). Winged female figure in kneeling-running stance right, head left / Griffin standing right, raising forepaw, within dotted square within incuse square. Good VF, toned, scattered roughness.Sep 10, 2014
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Uncertain (BC 440-390) Wheel - Tetartemorion66 views5th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (5mm, 0.20g). Head of eagle left / Four-spoked wheel within circular incuse. Unpublished in the standard references. gVF, toned. Rare.

Although attributed to Magnesia in previous auction appearances, the known types (head of eagle / wheel) are not specific enough to assert such an attribution.
Sep 10, 2014
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Kolophon (BC 501) Obol88 views5th century BC. AR Obol (8mm, 0.75g). Stylized archaic male head right / Quadripartite incuse square. Unpublished in the standard references. VF, toned, granular surfaces. Rare.Sep 10, 2014
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Kolophon (BC 501) Obol195 viewsca 500 BC. AR Obol (10mm, 0.79g). Archaic head (of Apollo?) left / Quadripartite incuse square. VF, granular surfaces. Rare.Sep 10, 2014
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Ephesos (BC 390-380) Trihemiobol59 viewsca 390-380 BC. AR Trihemiobol (8mm, 0.73g, 12h). Bee / Forepart of a stag right, head left. VF, toned, light porosity.Sep 10, 2014
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Ephesos (BC 390-380) Trihemiobol101 viewsca 390-380 BC. AR Trihemiobol (9mm, 0.83g, 12h). Bee / Forepart of a stag right, head left. VF, toned.Sep 10, 2014
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Ephesos (BC 500-420) 1/3174 viewsca 500-420 BC. AR Diobol (10mm, 1.07g). Bee with straight wings, E-Φ, within dotted circle / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF, toned, light porosity.Sep 10, 2014
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Uncertain (BC 450-400) Obol49 viewsca 450-400 BC. AR Obol (9mm, 0.53g, 6h). Rider on horseback right / Facing bull’s head; stylized palm frond above. Unpublished in the standard references. VF, porous surfaces, minor deposit on reverse.

Most likely from the Troad region of Asia Minor, based on the types.
Sep 10, 2014
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Uncertain (BC 450-400) Trihemiobol?58 viewsca 450-400 BC. AR Trihemiobol(?) (10mm, 1.13g, 5h). Forepart of Pegasos right / Stylized lion’s head facing, with its mane consisting of snake-like appendages. Unpublished in the standard references. VF, granular surfaces, obverse struck slightly off center. Fascinating reverse type.Sep 10, 2014
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Uncertain (BC 500-450) Hemiobol39 viewsca 500-450 BC. AR Hemiobol (8mm, 0.39g). Four-rayed star (or perhaps a bird’s claw?) / Incuse punch. Unpublished in the standard references. VF, lightly toned, granular surfaces.Sep 10, 2014
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Abydos (BC 500-475) Obol?79 viewsca 500-475 BC. AR Trihemiobol(?) (9mm, 1.15g). Bird standing left / Rough incuse punch. Unpublished in the standard references. VF, toned, a little porous. Rare.Sep 10, 2014
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Tarsos (BC 379-372) Obol - Pharnabazos134 views4th century BC. AR Obol (9mm, 0.69g, 11h). Bearded male head (Ares?) right, wearing Attic helmet / Owl standing left, head facing, between two olive leaves. VF, toned, light porosity. Rare.Sep 10, 2014
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Mylasa (BC 392-376) Hemitetartemorion26 views4th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (6mm, 0.18g, 11h). Forepart of boar left / Female head right, wearing wreath of grain ears. VF, toned, light roughness.Sep 10, 2014
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Phokaia (BC 521-478) 1/18? Stater126 viewsca 521-478 BC. AR Obol (9mm, 0.82g). Female head right, wearing helmet or close fitting cap / Quadripartite incuse square. VF, porous.Sep 10, 2014
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Phokaia (BC 521-478) 1/24 Stater69 viewsca 521-478 BC. AR Obol (8mm, 0.65g). Female head left, wearing helmet or close fitting cap / Quadripartite incuse square. VF, cleaning scratches.Sep 10, 2014
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Phokaia (BC 521-478) seal - 1/96 Stater73 viewsca 525/0-500 BC. AR Tetartemorion – Ninety-sixth Stater (5mm, 0.19g). Head of seal right / Quadripartite incuse square. VF, toned.Sep 10, 2014
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Methymna (BC 440-379) Hemiobol70 viewsca 450-400 BC. AR Tritartemorion or Hemiobol(?) (6mm, 0.30g, 6h). Turtle / Wreath within incuse circle. VF, porous.Sep 10, 2014
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Kyzikos (BC 550-500) EL 1/12 Stater160 viewsca 550-500 BC. EL Hemihekte – Twelfth Stater (9mm, 1.36g). Head of boar right, holding tunny fish in mouth / Quadripartite incuse square. VF. Well centered obverse.Sep 10, 2014
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Hermokapeleia (AD 251-253) AE 29 - Trebonianus Gallus63 viewsTrebonianus Gallus, 251-253 AD. AE29 (14.76g). Laureate and draped bust right, seen from behind / Dionysos standing left with thyrsos and kantharos; panther at feet left. Very Rare. Nearly Very Fine.Sep 08, 2014
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Dioshieron (BC 27-AD 14) AE 18 - Augustus51 viewsAugustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AE18 (4.39g). Laureate head of Augustus right / laureate head of Zeus right. Very Fine. Ex Künker 97, lot 1217.Sep 08, 2014
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Magnesia ad Sipylos (AD 17-37) AE 18 - Livia156 viewsLivia, after 17 AD. AE18 (2.66g). Draped bust of Senate right / Draped bust of Livia right. Nice Very Fine. Ex Jacquier 35, lot 307.Sep 08, 2014
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Parion (AD 254-268) AE 20 - Salonina116 viewsSalonina, Augusta, 254-268 AD. AE20 (4.43g). CVP NE CALONINA AVG, diademed head right / C G I H PA, Genius Populi Romani standing, holding patera and cornucopiae, burning altar to left. gVF.Sep 04, 2014
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Kyzikos (AD 0-100) AE 2071 views1st century AD. AE20 (5.5g). Laureate head Kore Soteira right within wreath / K-Y/ZI, kerykeion with club as handle; crescent above, tunny fish below, monogram in right field; all within wreath. gVF.Sep 02, 2014
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Ephesos (BC 500-420) Didrachm93 viewsca 420-400 BC. AR Didrachm (18mm, 7.14g). Bee with curved wings; E-Φ flanking / Quadripartite incuse square. VF, toned, a little weakly struck. Rare. Koppersmith Coll.; ex Berk BBS 176 (9/2011), lot 138.Sep 02, 2014
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Aphrodisias (AD 225-250) AE 2342 viewsPseudo-autonomous, 225-250 AD. AE23 (4.9g). IЄPO[C] - ΔHMOC, laureate head right / [A]ΦPOΔ-Є-I-CIЄΩN, cult-statue of Aphrodite Aphrodisias in ependytes, wearing polos, standing right on plinth; behind, small figure of priestess standing right; before, fountain(?) with conical cover; star and crescent in upper fields. Rare. Good fine. Hoeft coll.Sep 01, 2014
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Adramytteion (BC 27-AD 14) AE 19 - Augustus120 viewsAugustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AE19 (6.87g, 12h). Laureate and draped bust of Augustus left / Laureate head of Zeus left. VF, green patina. Extremely rare, being the finest of only two known specimens.Aug 26, 2014
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Sala (AD 98-117) AE 1939 viewsTime of Trajan, 98-117 AD. AE19 (4.37g). ΘEONCYN KΛHTON; young male bust of Senate right, bare-headed, shoulders draped / [C]AΛA-NΩN; Zeus Lydios, in long chiton and himation, standing left, holding on extended right hand eagle, holding scepter in left hand. VF.Aug 26, 2014
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Samos (AD 249-251) AE 30 - Trajan Decius37 viewsTrajan Decius, 249-251 AD. AE30 (12.86g). AVT K TPAIANOC ΔЄKIOC, laureate bust right / CAM I ΩN, Tyche standing, wearing modius, holding cultus-statue of Samian Hera and cornucopiae. VF.Aug 26, 2014
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Mytilene (BC 521-478) EL Hekte - B01217 viewsca 521-478 BC. EL Hekte (2.56g). Forepart of bull running left, “M” below between mouth and front leg / Incuse head of roaring lion left, incuse punches behind. Exceptionally well centred example, one of best known. gVF. Carr coll.Aug 21, 2014
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Nakrasa (AD 147-175) AE 18 - Faustina II66 viewsFaustina Junior, Augusta, 147-175 AD. AE18 (4.01g). 152-164 AD. ΦΑΥCΤEΙΝΑ CEΒΑC, draped bust right / NAKPACEΩN, Nike advancing left, holding wreath and palm branch. VF, traces of cleaning.Aug 19, 2014
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Sebastopolis (AD 198-217) AE 34 - Caracalla86 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE34 (24.47g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Diana standing right in biga drawn by galloping stags, drawing bow from quiver and holding bow. VF, black-green patina with olive overtones, light overall roughness.Aug 16, 2014
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Anemurion (AD 218-222) AE 25 - Elagabalus97 viewsElagabalus, 218-222 AD. AE25 - 2 Assaria (9.50g, 6h). Dated RY 2 (219/220 AD). ΑΥ ΚΛ Μ ΑΥ ΑΝΤΩΝЄΙΝΟΝ, laureate and draped bust of Elagabalus right / ΑΝЄΜΟΥΡΙЄΩΝ ЄΤ Β, Artemis standing facing, head turned right, holding bow in left hand and drawing arrow from quiver with right; below to left, stag standing left, looking back. A lovely coin with a fine olive green patina. EF.Aug 16, 2014
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Priene (BC 90-50) AE 1683 viewsca 90-50 BC. AE16 (3.74g). Laureate head of Poseidon right, trident behind / ΠPIHN(EΩN), owl standing on olive-branch, facing. Rare.Aug 15, 2014
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B80176 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.53g, 11mm). Female head right, hair in sakkos / Head of Athena right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet, within linear square. VF.

Six examples noted by Bodenstedt, this appears to be the first additional example offered at electronic auction.
Aug 10, 2014
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Kios (AD 69-179) AE 25 - Vespasian103 viewsKios or Prusias ad Mare. Vespasian, 69-79 AD. AE25 (5.69g, 6h). AYTOKPATOPI KAIΣAPI ΣEBAΣTΩ OYEΣΠAΣIANΩ ΠPOYΣI, laureate head right / EΠΙ MARKOY ΠΛANKIOY OYAPOY ANΘIΠATOY, club, quiver and bow. Scarce, VF, dark green patina. Tricarico coll.Aug 07, 2014
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Herakleia ad Latmon (BC 190) AE 19170 viewsafter 190 BC. AE19 (2.67g). Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet / HPAKΛE-ΩΤΩΝ, bow in case and club, all within laurel-wreath. Very rare.Aug 04, 2014
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Tarsos (BC 379-372) Female - Hemiobol219 viewsTarsos (?), time of Pharnabazos and Datames, ca 380-360 BC. AR Hemiobol (0.34g, 8x10mm, 9h). Female head facing slightly left within dotted circle / Diademed bust of Aphrodite right. gVF.Aug 01, 2014
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Kadoi (AD 81-96) AE 26 - Domitian42 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE26 (11.74g 6h). ΔOMITIANOC KAICAP CEBACTOC ΓEPMANIKOC, laureate head right / KAΔOHNΩN, Zeus standing left, holding eagle and scepter. VF. Tricarico coll.Jul 28, 2014
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Nikomedeia (AD 41-54) AE 27 - Claudius126 viewsClaudius, 41-54 AD. AE27 (12.88g, 7h). Laureate head left / EΠI ΦIPMOY ANΘYΠATOY ΠATPΩNOΣ, around B - ΠATPOΠOΛEΩΣ MHTPOΠOΔEΩΣ, monogram below. Very Fine.Jul 12, 2014
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Abydos (AD 222-235) AE 33 - Severus Alexander494 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE33 - Medallion (23.00g, 7h). IMP C IMVIP SEV ALEXANDRO AVC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ABΥΔH-NΩ-N, Nude Leander accompanied by Eros with torch, swimming right, crossing the Hellespont (Dardanelles), bust of Hero on top of light tower of Sestos facing left, holding oil lamp in her outstretched right hand to bring light in to the darkness of the night over the Hellespont. Very Fine.

Hero and Leander were one of the most famous lovers in ancient mythology. Hero was a priestess of Aphrodite who lived in the city of Sestos (on the Dardanelles). Leander was a young man from Abydos who lived on the opposite Asian side of the strait. Leander fell in love with Hero, but his parents were against a marriage. He would swim every night across the Hellespont to be with her secretly. Hero always would light a lamp at the top of her tower to guide her lover his way. However, one stormy night the waves tossed Leander in the sea and the breezes blew out Hero's light. Leander lost his way and drowned. When Hero saw his dead body, she threw herself over the edge of the tower to her death to be with him.
Jul 12, 2014
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Kaisareia (AD 81-96) AE 20 - Domitian150 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE20 (7.12g). Magistrate T. Pomponius Bassus (Legatus Augusti). RY 15 (95/6 AD). Laureate head right / text in five lines within wreath. Nice patina, VF.Jul 08, 2014
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Kaisareia (AD 69-81) AE 21 - Domitian127 viewsDomitian, as Caesar, 69-81 AD. AE21 (5.58g). M. Hirrius Fronto Neratius Pansa (Legatus Augusti). RY 10 (77/8 AD). Laureate head right / Mount Argaios, above wreath. Minor corrosion, nice patina. VF.Jul 08, 2014
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Apollonia Mordiaion (AD 202-205) AE 21 - Plautilla68 viewsPlautilla, Augusta, 202-205 AD. AE21 (5.27g). ΦOVΛ ΠΛA-VTIΛΛA CЄB, draped bust right / AΠOΛΛΩNI-ATΩN ΛΥ, Aphrodite standing right, gazing into mirror. Extremely rare. VF.Jul 08, 2014
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Lykian League (AD 41-54) AE 24 - Claudius52 viewsClaudius I, 41-54 AD. AE24 (5.85g). TIBEPIOΣ KΛAΥΔIOΣ ΣEBAΣTOΣ, head left / ΓEΡMANIKOΣ AΥTOKΡATOΡ ΠATHΡ ΠATΡIΔOΣ, Eleutheria wearing pilos standing facing, head right. Very rare. VF.Jul 08, 2014
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Apameia (AD 193-217) AE 23 - Julia Domna102 viewsJulia Domna, 193-217 AD. AE23 (7.13g), Magistrate Artema(...) (Grammateus?). Draped bust right / Bundle of grain ears. VF.Jul 08, 2014
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Laodikeia (AD 82-96) AE 23 - Domitia79 viewsDomitia, 82-96 AD. AE23 (7.26g). Magistrate Kornelios Dioskourides, circa 93-95 AD. Draped bust right / Zeus Lydios with eagle and scepter standing facing, head left. Rare. F.Jul 08, 2014
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Hierapolis (AD 98-117) AE 31 - Trajan77 viewsTraianus, 98-117 AD. AE31 (17.18g). Struck ca 98-102 AD. NЄPBA TPAIANΩ CЄ ΓЄPMA - AV KAI ΘЄOV VΩ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / IЄPAΠO - ΛЄITΩN, Athena with spear and shield and Hermes with purse and Kerykeion vis-à-vis. Very rare. About VF.Jul 08, 2014
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Ephesos (AD 198-209) AE 17 - Geta91 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 198-209 AD. AE17 (3.20g). ΠO CЄ - ΓЄTAC KA(I), Draped and cuirassed bust right / ЄΦЄC- IΩN, stag right. Weakly struck around edges. EF.Jul 08, 2014
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Mytilene (BC 454-427) EL Hekte - B55222 viewsca 454-427 BC. EL Hekte (2.49g, 11mm). Head of Athena right, wearing Corinthian helmet / Two overlapping female heads facing each other, hair in archaic braids all within incuse square. Obverse nicely centered on flan, good VF. Carr coll.

Eight examples known to Bodenstedt. This is the fifth further example to appear at auction. The reverse is an amazing picture puzzle. Examining the reverse of B55 emissions, one can note two different types: one type has an overlap of the heads such that an optical illusions is created where they appear to have a common eye; the other type, each head retains a distinct eye in profile. The overlap of the heads is a reverse that also appears on a later emission, B62 - part of a different series for Bodenstedt.
Jul 07, 2014
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Panemoteichos (AD 255-258) AE 33 - Gallienus, Salonina & Valerian II77 viewsGallienus, with Salonina and Valerian II, 255-258 AD AE33 (20.83g, 12h). Larger laureate bust of Gallienus (left), smaller laureate bust of Valerianus II (middle) and larger bust of Salonina wearing stephane (right), all facing each other / Tyche wearing polos, holding cornucopiae and rudder. In left field value mark "I" = 10 Assaria. Extremely Rare. Attractive untouched patina, VF.Jul 07, 2014
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Amblada (AD 247-249) AE 35 - Philip II73 viewsPhilip II, 247-249 AD. AE35 (23.76g, 8h). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Hercules standing right, holding lion’s skin and leaning on club set on bucranium; altar to left. Rare. About EF.Jul 07, 2014
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Ninika-Klaudiopolis (AD 222-235) AE 35 - Severus Alexander & Julia Mamaea59 viewsSeverus Alexander and Julia Mamaea, 222-235 AD. AE35 (18.85g, 7h). Radiate and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander right / Draped bust of Julia Mamaea right. Attractive black patina, gVF.Jul 07, 2014
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Bageis (AD 198-209) AE 23 - Geta43 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 198-209 AD. AE23 (6.96g, 7h). Bareheaded and draped bust right / Tyche standing left holding rudder, grain ears and cornucopiae. Attractive olive green patina, VF.Jul 07, 2014
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Attaia (AD 177-192) AE 20 - Commodus51 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE20 (6.31g, 7h). Bareheaded, draped and cuirassed bust right / Youthful male resting left foot on rock. Very Fine.Jul 07, 2014
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Perge (AD 161-180) AE 29 - Marcus Aurelius63 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE29 (10.93g, 12h). Laureate and draped bust right, seen from behind / Asklepios standing facing, head left, resting on serpent-entwined staff. Expressive portrait, good style for a provincial issue. Rare. About EF.Jul 07, 2014
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Kaisareia (AD 222-235) AE 27 - Julia Mamaea93 viewsJulia Mamaea, Augusta, 222-235 AD. AE27 (14.22g, 7h). Dated RY 3 (224/5 AD). Draped bust right / Mount Argaeus within distyle temple facade, sunburst in pediment. gVF.Jul 07, 2014
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Saitta (AD 138-192) AE 2777 viewsImperial Times, 138-192 AD. AE27 (10.40g, 1h). CΑΙΤΤΗΝΩΝ, helmeted bust of Minerva right, wearing aegis / ЄΠΙ ΟΚΤ ΚΙΝΒΡΟΥ ΑΡΧ CΑΙΤΤΗΝΩΝ, Apollo standing right holding plectrum and kithara. Beautiful untouched chestnut brownish patina, minor deposits. Very Rare. gVF.Jul 07, 2014
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Selge (AD 249-251) AE 24 - Herennia Etruscilla61 viewsHerennia Etruscilla, Augusta, 249-251 AD. AE24 (4.95g, 1h). Diademed and draped bust of Herennia Etruscilla to right set on crescent / Low podium supporting two altars and two sacred trees. Extremely Rare. Beautiful glossy green patina. Near EF.Jul 04, 2014
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Aspendos (AD 222) AE 33 - Severus Alexander79 viewsSeverus Alexander, as Caesar, 222 AD. AE33 (24.56g, 35mm, 6h). Bare-headed and cuirassed bust right, seen from front, fold of cloak on far shoulder, Medusa head on breast of cuirass / [ACΠЄN - ΔIΩN] Triform Hekate standing, wearing kalathos on each of her three heads, holding a patera, two torches, and other attributes in her six hands; below, two hounds spring left and right respectively from the base of her statue. Gemini VI (1/2010), 644 (same dies), otherwise unpublished: Extremely Rare. About VF.Jul 04, 2014
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Laodikeia (AD 198-217) AE 26 - Caracalla73 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE26 (9.22g, 6h). Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΛΑΟΔΙΚЄΩΝ ΝЄΩΚΟΡΩΝ, Tyche standing wearing modius, holding rudder and cornucopiae, amulet in left field, ΠA in right field. Rare. VF.Jul 04, 2014
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Tarsos (AD 198-217) AE 33 - Caracalla163 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE33 (20.54g, 12h). Laureate and cuirassed bust right / Artemis kneeling to right over deer, raising its head with her left hand, right hand poised to plunge dagger into its throat. Very Fine.

Here we see a more familiar depiction of Artemis than that of the Ephesian manifestation (see lot 867). The reverse type depicts Artemis as the goddess of the hunt, about to slay a deer. Homer applies the epithet 'Ποτνια Θηρων' (Mistress of the Animals) to the goddess, and deer in particular were considered sacred to her. In addition to female fertility and virginity, Artemis was associated with certain male activities - in particular the transition from boyhood to manhood and warfare. Perhaps it is these latter associations Caracalla wished to conjure in Tarsos, the city from which he launched his Parthian campaign in AD 216.
Jul 04, 2014
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Perge (AD 198-217) AE 26 - Caracalla74 viewsCaracalla, 197-211 AD. AE26 (11.56g, 1h). Laureate head right / ΠЄPΓAIΩN, Artemis, holding two torches, driving biga of stags right. Very Rare. GVF.Jul 04, 2014
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Kaisareia (AD 161-169) Didrachm - Lucius Verus164 viewsLucius Verus, 161-169 AD. AR Didrachm (6.49g, 21mm, 5h). AYTOKP OYHPOC CЄBACTOC, bare headed and cuirassed bust right / YΠATOC B, Mount Argaeus, with trees and star at summit. VF.Jul 04, 2014
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Kaisareia (AD 161-169) Didrachm - Lucius Verus178 viewsLucius Verus, 161-169 AD. AR Didrachm (6.89g, 6h). AYTOKP OYHPOC CЄBACTOC, bare headed and cuirassed bust left / YΠATOC B, Mount Argaeus, with trees and star at summit. Extremely Rare. Near EF.Jul 04, 2014
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Philadelphia (AD 161-169) AE 31 - Marcus Aurelius & Lucius Verus170 viewsMarcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, 161-169 AD. AE31 (29.55g, 6h). Lad... Severus, archon (?). AVT K M AVP ANTΩNЄINOC K AVP OVHPOC, confronted busts of Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus / Statue of Helios, radiate, advancing right, holding extended torch and whip, within distyle shrine, [ЄΠΙ] ΛΑΔ... CЄΒΗΡΟV [ΑΡΧ(?)] around, [Φ]ΙΛΑΔЄΛ[ΦΕΩΝ] in exergue. gVF.Jul 04, 2014
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Ephesos (AD 128-137) AE 34 - Sabina179 viewsSabina, Augusta, 128-137 AD. AE34 (18.58g, 6h). CЄBACTH CABЄINA, diademed and draped bust right / APTЄMIC ЄΦЄCIA, cult-statue of Artemis facing; stag on either side. Near Extremely Fine.

The sister of Apollo, Artemis was the virgin huntress worshipped by a cult at Ephesos. This was a wealthy following and her temple in the city was considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Destroyed and rebuilt three times before its final destruction, the last incarnation survived into the reign of Gallienus before it was sacked by raiding Goths. The image of the goddess worshipped at Ephesos was distinctly archaic; she was depicted with many breasts, supposedly (and perhaps, incongruously) denoting her fertility. This attribute, along with the usual mural crown denoting the protection of the city walls and the stags which were sacred only to Artemis, can be seen on the reverse type.
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Ephesos (AD 117-138) AE 20 - Hadrian115 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE20 (4.92g, 8h). Laureate head right / Stag standing left, ЄΦЄ-CIΩ[N] above. VF. Jul 04, 2014
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Perge (AD 98-117) AE 13 - Trajan 54 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD. AE13 (2.10g, 4h). Laureate head right / Prow, light house in background. Earthy green patina, VF.Jul 04, 2014
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Nikaia (AD 253-268) AE 25 - Gallienus43 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE25 (9.08g, 12h). Radiate and cuirassed bust right / Dikaiosyne standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae. Sage-green patina, GVF.Jul 04, 2014
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Ankyra (AD 193-217) AE 22 - Julia Domna88 viewsJulia Domna, 193-217 AD. AE22 (7.36g, 7h). Draped bust right / Hygieia standing right, feeding serpent held in arms. Attractive brass-brown tone, GVF.Jul 04, 2014
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