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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

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Kyzikos (AD 177-192) AE 43 - Commodus136 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.
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Amisos (AD 198-217) AE 36 - Caracalla237 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 - Nerva152 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 Maesa84 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 I75 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 2374 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 - Domitian103 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 III67 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 - Trajan86 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 - Maximus81 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 - Vespasian81 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 - Crispina145 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 - Hadrian160 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 Maesa89 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 - Tranquillina62 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 Mamaea69 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 Severus107 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 - Hadrian185 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 Domna112 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 - Elagabalus90 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 II126 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 20213 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 - Caracalla84 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 II94 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 - Caracalla119 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 - Caracalla79 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 - Caracalla68 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 - Caracalla71 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 - Caracalla64 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 - Caracalla77 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 - Caracalla79 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 - Caracalla141 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 - Caracalla136 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 - Caracalla108 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 - Caracalla97 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 - Elagabalus127 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 21114 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 25115 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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Syedra (AD 244-249) AE 32 - Philip I73 viewsPhilip I, 244-249 AD. AE32 (15.23g, 5h). AV • K • M • IOVΛ ΦΛIΠΠOC CЄB, laureate and cuirassed bust right / CVЄΔ-PЄΩN, Ares standing left, holding shield and spear. VF, green patina, lathe mark on obverse, numerous cleaning scratches on reverse. Levante Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Syedra (AD 161-180) AE 30 - Marcus Aurelius66 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE30 (16.88g, 6h). AVT KAI M A-VP ANTΩNINOC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Emperor on horseback right, raising hand. VF, brown patina. Apparently rare and possibly unpublished for Marcus Aurelius. Levante Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Olba (AD 69-81) AE 19 - Domitian100 viewsDomitian, as Caesar, 69-81 AD. AE19 (5.14g, 6h). Bare head left / Cornucopia. VF, black patina, light earthen deposits. Levante Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Mopsos (AD 249-251) AE 31 - Herennius Etruscus76 viewsHerennius Etruscus, as Caesar, 249-251 AD. AE31 (22.24g, 1h). Dated CY 318 (250/1 AD). ЄΠIΦ KЄCAP KVI ЄPЄ AITP MЄC ΔЄKION, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / AΔPI ΔЄ-KI-ANω-N M-oΨЄ[AT]ωN, Serapis, raising hand and holding scepter, and Isis, holding sistrum and cornucopia, standing left; crab to lower right, Є HIT (date) in exergue. VF, green patina, roughness, surface bubble on obverse. Interesting Egyptian-themed issue. Levante Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Mopsos (AD 193-217) AE 23 - Julia Domna73 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE23 (10.00g, 1h). Dated CY 284 (216/7 AD). IOYΛIA ΔO-MNA CЄB, draped bust right / ANTO[N]ЄINIANωN MOΨЄAT[ωN], Apollo standing left, holding branch and leaning on tripod; ЄT – ΔΠ/C (date) across field. VF, green patina, areas of roughness on reverse. Levante Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Mopsos (AD 138-161) Tridrachm - Antoninus Pius95 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AR Tridrachm (8.71g, 23mm, 6h). Laureate head right / Apollo standing left, wearing chlamys and holding branch. Fine, porosity. Extremely rare, the only example known to Prieur at the time of his publication, one of two currently recorded in RPC Online. Levante Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Mallos (AD 244-249) AE 28 - Philip I121 viewsPhilip I, 244-249 AD. AE28 (11.05g, 6h). Dated CY 310 (244 AD). M IЧL FILLIPPЧM[...], laureate bust right, slight drapery; c/m: A within circular incuse / MAL COL [AMFIL]OCH, Tyche seated left of rocks, holding grain ears; river-god at feet and to right of rocks, ЄT–IT (date) and S–C across field. Fine, brown patina. Levante Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Mallos (AD 128-137) AE 29 - Sabina110 viewsSabina, Augusta, 128-136/7 AD. AE29 (9.96g, 6h). Draped bust right, wearing stephane / Tyche seated right on rocks, holding grain ears; river-god at feet and to left of rocks. VF, porous gray-brown surfaces. Rare and with a fine style portrait. Levante Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Iotape (AD 253-268) AE 27 - Gallienus81 viewsGallienus. 253-268 AD. AE27 (11.13g, 76h). Draped bust right / Demeter standing left, holding torch and branch. VF, green and brown patina. Rare. Levante Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Iotape (AD 253-260) AE 30 - Valerian I83 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE30 - 8 Assaria (12.98g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. VF, green patina, minor roughness. Levante Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Iotape (AD 235-238) AE 30 - Maximinus I93 viewsMaximinus I, 235-238 AD. AE30 (18.78g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; countermark: incuse crescent / Dionysus standing left, holding cantharus over panther in right hand, thyrsus in left. Near VF, green and brown patina. Rare. Levante Coll.; ex von Aulock Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Iotape (AD 198-209) AE 21 - Geta79 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 198-209 AD. AE21 (3.75g, 6h). Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. VF, green and brown patina. Rare. Levante Coll.; ex von Aulock Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Iotape (AD 193-217) AE 25 - Julia Domna78 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE25 (5.35g, 7h). Draped bust right / Selene advancing left, holding torch in each hand. VF, attractive pale green patina. Levante Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Korakesion (AD 235-238) AE 31 – Maximinus I74 viewsMaximinus I, 235-238 AD. AE31 (11.65g, 6h). AV K Γ IO OYH [M]AΞIMЄINOC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Athena standing left, holding Nike and spear. VF, pale green patina. Rare. Levante Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Kelenderis (AD 249-251) AE 28 - Trajan Decius67 viewsTrajan Decius, 249-251 AD. AE28 (9.34g, 6h). Laureate and cuirassed bust right / Poseidon standing left, holding dolphin and trident; altar to left. VF, green patina. Levante Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Kasai (AD 244-249) AE 24 - Otacilia Severa65 viewsOtacilia Severa, Augusta, 244-249 AD. AE24.5 (9.23g, 12h). Draped bust right, wearing stephane / Hercules standing left, head right, holding club and Apples of the Hesperides; lion skin draped over left arm. Fine, green patina, minor roughness. Levante Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Kasai (AD 238-244) AE 30 - Gordian III66 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE30 (15.71g, 12h). AYT K M ANT ΓOPΔIANOC CЄ, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / KA-CA-T/ΩN, Female figure (Hera?) standing right before Zeus seated left, each holding scepter and patera. Good Fine, porous brown surfaces, planchet flaw on reverse. Levante Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Karallia (AD 254-268) AE 30 - Salonina73 viewsSalonina, Augusta, 254-268 AD. AE30 - 11 Assaria (19.40g, 12h). Draped bust right, wearing stephane; IA (mark of value) before / Athena standing right, holding spear and shield. VF, green patina, light roughness. Edoardo Levante Coll. Ex Münzen und Medaillen GmBH 4 (3/1999), lot 242.Apr 01, 2015
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Anemurion (AD 177-192) AE 31 - Commodus69 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE31 (14.93g, 12h). Dated RY 13 (190/1 AD). A[Y]TOK M AYP KOMMOΔON (AV)Γ, laureate head right / ANЄM-OY-PIЄ-ωN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia, within distyle temple; in exergue, retrograde ЄT ΓI (date). VF, green patina, light roughness and deposits. Rare. Levante Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Anazarbos (AD 241-244) AE 32 - Tranquillina88 viewsTranquillina, Augusta, 241-244 AD. AE32 (21.02g, 12h). Draped bust right, wearing stephane / Athena standing left, holding serpent-entwined spear and shield; ЄT/ BΞ/C (date) in left field. Good Fine, dark green patina, minor roughness. Levante Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Anazarbos (AD 218-222) AE 28 - Elagabalus97 viewsElagabalus, 218-222 AD. AE28.5 (11.07g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Temple seen in perspective. VF, dark green patina. Levante Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Aigeai (AD 198-217) AE 29 - Caracalla92 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE29 (18.01g, 7h). Dated CY 260 (213/4 AD). [...]M AY CЄOVHPOC ANTωNЄINOC CЄB, laureate head right / [C]ЄVHPIANΩN [... A]NTΩNЄINOVΠ[...], Asclepius standing facing, head left, leaning on serpent-entwined staff; to left, Telesphorus standing facing; ЄT/OY/C–ΞC (date) across field. Near VF, dark brown patina, minor pitting on the reverse. Edoardo Levante Coll.

See SNG Levante 1741 for a similar reverse. Presumably some shortened form of AIΓЄAIΩN followed CЄVHPIANΩN, as there is very limited space for the full ethnic.
Apr 01, 2015
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Philadelphia (AD 200) AE 24101 viewsca 200 AD. AE24 (7.98g, 6h). Diademed bust of youthful Demos right, slight drapery / Artemis standing left, head right, drawing arrow from quiver with right hand, holding bow in left. EF, brown patina.Apr 01, 2015
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Pergamon (AD 177-192) AE 41 - Commodus217 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE41 - Medallion (37.37g, 6h). Homonoia with Ephesus. P. Ael. Pius, strategos. [AY K]AI M AV-PH KOMOΔOC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / ΕΠI CT[P]-A ΠIOV [KOI]NΩ[N]/ ΠΕPΓAMHNΩ/N EΦECΙΩN, Asclepius, holding cult idol of Artemis Ephesia and serpent-entwined staff, seated in biga drawn by two centaurs. Fine, earthen black patina, some smoothing. Extremely rare and possibly unrecorded with this later bust type.Apr 01, 2015
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Pergamon (AD 238-244) AE 43 – Gordian III154 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE43 - Medallion (35.50g, 12h). Homonoia with Nikomedeia. C. Julius Logismus, magistrate. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Asclepius, leaning on serpent-entwined staff, and Demeter, holding patera and torch, standing on galley. Near VF, dark brown and green patina. Rare. Levante Coll.; deaccessioned from the Départment des Monnaies, Médailles et Antiques, Bibliothèque Nationale de France.Apr 01, 2015
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Hadrianotherai (AD 193-235) AE 19108 viewsSeveran Times, 193-235 AD. AE19.5 (3.63g, 6h). Laureate bust of youthful Demos, slight drapery / Ascelpius standing facing, head left, leaning on serpent-entwined staff. Good VF, pale green patina, small mark by Demos’ eye. Good for issue. Kern Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Kyzikos (AD 217-218) AE 23 - Diadumenian92 viewsDiadumenian, as Caesar, 217-218 AD. AE23 (5.51g, 6h). Bareheaded and draped bust right / Calf standing right. VF, green patina, some smoothing. Levante Coll.; deaccessioned from the Départment des Monnaies, Médailles et Antiques, Bibliothèque Nationale de France.Apr 01, 2015
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Amisos (AD 117-138) Drachm - Hadrian203 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Drachm (2.41g, 19mm, 7h). Dated CY 168 (136/7 AD). Bareheaded bust left, slight drapery / Demeter standing left, holding phiale and torch. Good VF, toned, minor graffiti in reverse field. Rare.Apr 01, 2015
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Nikaia (AD 217-218) AE 23 - Macrinus81 viewsMacrinus, 217-218 AD. AE23 (7.67g, 8h). AVT K M O(ΠЄ)Λ CЄOV(HP) • MAKPЄINOC AVГ, laureate head right / NI K A IE, ΩN in exergue, hexastyle temple façade. Good VF, dark green patina, minor smoothing.Apr 01, 2015
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Nikaia (BC 27-AD 14) AE 28 - Augustus117 viewsAugustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AE28 (14.60g, 1h). Thorius Flaccus, proconsul. Bare head left / Nike advancing right, holding palm and wreath; monogram and ς below; additional monogram to right. VF, green patina. Rare.Apr 01, 2015
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Kretia-Flaviopolis (AD 193-217) AE 27 - Julia Domna93 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE27 (10.67g, 6h). IOVΛIA ΔOMNA CЄ, draped bust right / KPHTIЄΩN ΦΛ A OVIOΠΟΛΙ, Demeter standing left, holding grain ears and scepter. VF, green and brown surfaces, some pitting.Apr 01, 2015
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Kyzikos (AD 202-205) AE 25 - Plautilla124 viewsPlautilla, Augusta, 202-205 AD. AE25 (7.96g, 12h). Draped bust right / Galley left with six oarsmen and a steersman. VF, dark grayish-green patina, some flaking around edges. Southern Pathologist coll.; Ex Classical Numismatic Review XIX.2 (5/1994), lot 326.Apr 01, 2015
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Herakleia Pontika (AD 98-117) AE 29 - Trajan115 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD. AE29 (18.34g, 1h). Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder / Herakles fighting the Nemean Lion; club in exergue. VF, rough surfaces, brown patina with golden high points. Southern Pathologist coll.; Ex CNG 53 (3/2000), lot 172.Apr 01, 2015
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Olbasa (AD 139-161) AE 19 - Marcus Aurelius76 viewsMarcus Aurelius, as Caesar, 139-161 AD. AE19 (4.64g, 7h). Bare head right / COL/ AV / OLB in three lines within wreath. Near VF, green patina. Rare. Wagner Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Selge (AD 222-235) AE 25 - Severus Alexander94 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE25 (8.03g, 5h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind; countermark: Δ / Low base with two altars and two sacred trees. VF, green patina.Apr 01, 2015
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Selge (AD 222-235) AE 25 - Julia Mamaea75 viewsJulia Mamaea, Augusta, 222-235 AD. AE25 (8.12g). Diademed and draped bust right / Jupiter seated left, holding Nike and sceptre; eagle at feet left. VF, dark green, almost black, patina. Seeger Coll.; Ex Hans von Aulock Coll., 3510.Apr 01, 2015
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Selge (AD 222-235) AE 25 - Severus Alexander86 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE25 (9.36g). Laureate and cuirassed bust right / Apollo standing left, holding laurel-branch, resting elbow on tripod. Good VF, dark green-brown patina.Apr 01, 2015
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Olbasa (AD 222-235) AE 19 - Julia Mamaea81 viewsJulia Mamaea, Augusta, 222-235 AD. AE19 (4.00g). Draped bust right / COL OLB-ASEN, Herakles standing left, club in right hand, apples in left, lion’s skin over left arm. VF, greenish-brown patina. Drewry Coll.Apr 01, 2015
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Kretia-Flaviopolis (AD 198-217) AE 28 - Caracalla91 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE28 (12.09g, 12h). AV K M AVP ANTΩNINO-C•, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / KPHTIЄΩN ΦΛ-AOVIOΠOΛITΩN, Tyche standing facing, head left, holding grape bunch in right hand, reclining stag in left; at feet to left, dog seated left. VF, dark green patina. Spradling Coll.; Ex CNG Elec. Auc. 65 (5/2003), lot 48.Apr 01, 2015
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Sardeis (AD 81-96) AE 26 - Domitian84 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE26 (10.76g, 12h). ΔOMITIANOC KAICAP CEBACTOC ΓEPMANIKOC, laureate bust right, with aegis / ΔHMOC CAPΔIANΩN ΔHMOC ZMYPNAIΩN, Demos of Sardis standing right, clasping right hand of Demos of Smyrna standing left. Rare, F/VF. Tricarico coll.Mar 30, 2015
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Halikarnassos (BC 420-350) Persic Hemiobol143 viewsca 5th-4th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (6mm, 0.1g). Head of ram left / Archaic male head left, Karian letters before. aVF.Mar 23, 2015
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Tripolis (BC 200-0) AE 13 - as Apollonia278 viewsTripolis, as Apollonia, 2nd-1st century BC. AE13 (1.67g). Laureate head of Apollo right / AΠΟΛΛΩΝΙΑΤΩΝ, bee, maeander pattern below. VF.Mar 18, 2015
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Larisa (BC 400-300) Obol286 views4th century BC. AR Trihemiobol (?) (9mm, 0.97g). Laureate male head right / ΛΑΡΙΣAION, eagle with spread wings. VF. Rare. Mar 18, 2015
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Lebedos (BC 300-100) AE 17121 views3rd-2nd century BC. Konnion, magistrate. AE17 (3.76g). Helmeted head of Athena facing slightly left / ΛΕ ΚΟNΝΙΩΝ, owl standing right, head facing. aVF. Rare.Mar 18, 2015
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Kyme (BC 350-250) AE 11204 views3rd century BC. AE11 (1.52g). Head of eagle right / Rosette with eight petals. VF.Mar 18, 2015
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Lamponeia (BC 400) Diobol135 views4th century BC. AR Hemidrachm (12mm, 1.32g). Wreathed and bearded head of Dionysos right / ΛΑ-M, head of bull facing, grape bunch in left field. VF. Unlisted control.Mar 18, 2015
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Abydos (BC 175-70) AE 12138 viewsca 320-200 BC. AE12 (1.83g). Laureate head of Artemis right, bow and quiver over shoulder / A - BY, crossed torches, star above, poppy head below. VF.Mar 18, 2015
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Kyzikos (BC 430-370) EL Stater672 viewsca 400 BC. EL Stater (18mm, 16.02g). Diademed head of Aphrodite left with flower on forehead; below, tunny fish left / Quadripartite incuse square. gVF.Mar 18, 2015
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Atarneos? (BC 4th cent) AE 10168 views4th-3rd century BC. AE10 (1.01g). Corinthian helmet left / Monogram ΘΕ within coiled serpent right. VF.Mar 18, 2015
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Pontos Uncertain (BC 130-100) AE 12405 viewsca 130-100 BC. AE12 (1.92g). Head of horse right, star on neck / Comet (?). VF.1 commentsMar 18, 2015
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Uncertain (BC 350-300) AE 10 - Memnon93 viewsPseudo-Rhodian issues, Persian Satraps Memnon or Mentor, ca 360-330 BC? AE10 (0.82g). Radiate head of Helios right / M-E, rose. VF.Mar 18, 2015
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Uncertain (BC 350-300) Drachm - Memnon113 viewsCaria Uncertain, ca 360-340 BC. AR Drachm (13mm, 3.14g). Bare head of Helios left, within solar disc / M-E, rose with bud to each side. gVF. Very rare.Mar 18, 2015
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Lamponeia (BC 450-400) Hemiobol150 viewsca 4th century BC. AR Obol (0.37g, 8mm). Bearded head of Dionysos right, wearing ivy wreath / ΛΑΜ, head of bull right within incuse square. aVF. Unpublished in the standard references.Mar 18, 2015
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Mytilene (BC 454-427) EL Hekte - B46 346 viewsca 478-455 BC. EL Hekte (2.55g). Female head right, wearing sakkos / Two herms (?) facing, one male, one female, within linear border; all within shallow incuse square. The male herm with an exaggerated erect phallus. Good VF. Carr coll.

Six examples known to Bodenstedt. This appears to be only the second example offered at electronic auction or sale. The dies for this coin are unrecorded in Bodenstedt, but the same as the other example offered at electronic auction (Roma Numismatics 7 (3/2014), lot 611).
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Kilikia Uncertain (BC 4th cent) Aphrodite/Herakles113 viewsca 4th century BC. AR Hemiobol (7mm, 0.39g). Facing veiled and draped female bust (Aphrodite?) / Bust of Herakles left, lion skin tied around neck. EF. Mar 15, 2015
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Kilikia Uncertain (BC 4th cent) Pegasos - Hemiobol71 views4th century BC. AR Hemiobol (8mm, 0.33g). Head of Athena facing slightly left, wearing triple-crested helmet / Forepart of Pegasos right. VF. Apparently unpublished in the standard references.Mar 15, 2015
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Keramos (BC 300-200) 127 views2nd century BC. AR Hemidrachm (11mm, 1.11g). Leont-, magistrate. Head of Apollo right / KEPAMI ΛEONT, head of bull facing within incuse square. VF. Very rare. Apparently unpublished in the standard references.Mar 15, 2015
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Iasos (BC 394-390) Hemidrachm172 viewsca 394-390 BC. AR Hemidrachm (13mm, 1.75g). Laureate head of Apollo right / IAΣE, lyre within incuse square. VF. Very rare.Mar 15, 2015
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Hydisos (BC 200-0) AE 17109 views200-100 BC. AE17 (3.15g). Helmeted head of Ares right / ΥΔΙΣΕΩΝ, Pegasos jumping right, kerykeion below. gVF. Rare.
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Karia Uncertain (BC 450-400) sphinx/panther - Hemiobol79 viewsca 400 BC. AR Hemiobol (8mm, 0.39g). Sphinx seated left / Head of panther facing. aVF. Apparently unpublished with sphinx left.Mar 15, 2015
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Mytilene (BC 100-0) AE 20167 viewsca 200-0 BC. AE20 (6.11g). Laureate head of Zeus right / MY/TI within wreath. VF.Mar 15, 2015
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Kyme (BC 480-450) BI Trihemiobol289 viewsca 480-450 BC. BI Trihemiobol (10mm, 1.43g). Head of eagle right, KY below / Quadripartite incuse square. VF. Very rare.Mar 15, 2015
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