Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

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Adana (AD 0-100) AE 29163 viewsImperial Times, 1st century AD. AE29 (13.95g). Bust of Dionysos with thyrsos right / Demeter enthroned with ears of corn and scepter. Green patina, VF. Franke coll.Dec 01, 2014
Olbasa (AD 100-200) AE 2172 viewsImperial Times, 2nd century AD. AE21 (4.93g). GENIVS COL, Genius of the city standing left, holding patera and cornucopiae / OL BAS ENO EVM within wreath. Extremely rare. Green patina, VF. Franke coll.Dec 01, 2014
Antiocheia (AD 138-193) AE 1394 viewsImperial Times, 2nd century AD. AE13 (1.34g). Head of Hermes with kerykeion over shoulder right / head of Herakles left. Green patina, VF. Franke coll.Dec 01, 2014
Antiocheia (AD 138-193) AE 12111 viewsImperial Times, 2nd century AD. AE12 (1.48g). Bust of Hermes left with kerykeion over shoulder / Rooster. VF. Franke coll.Dec 01, 2014
Antiocheia (AD 138-193) AE 11111 viewsImperial Times, 2nd century AD. AE11 (1.02g). Bust of Mên left wearing Phrygian hat, on crescent / Rooster. Rare. Green patina, VF. Franke coll.Dec 01, 2014
Kolossai (AD 177-192) AE 28111 viewsTime of Commodus, 177-192 AD. AE28 (14.58g). Head of Demos right / Sol, holding torch in right hand and globe in left, in facing quadriga. Brown patina, Almost VF. Ex Künker 94 (2004) 1235. Franke coll.Dec 01, 2014
Eriza (AD 100-200) AE 22118 viewsImperial Times, 2nd century AD. AE22 (7.75g). BOYΛH, veiled head of Boule right / EPI ZH NΩN, bundle of four grain-ears. Extremely rare. Dark green patina, VF. Franke coll.Dec 01, 2014
Appia (AD 54-68) AE 16148 viewsTime of Nero, 54-68 AD. AE16 (2.69g). Helmeted bust of Athena right / AΠ ΠIA NΩN within wreath. Dark patina, gF. Franke coll.Dec 01, 2014
Tripolis (AD 200-300) AE 26103 viewsImperial Times, 3rd century AD. AE26 (9.58g). Helmeted and draped bust of Roma / river-god Maiandros reclining left, holding reed and cornucopiae, leaning on overturned vase from which river flows. Brown patina, obverse a bit corroded, VF. Franke coll.; ex MMD 14 (2004) 598.Dec 01, 2014
Thyateira (AD 120-150) AE 2296 viewsImperial Times, 120-150 AD. AE23 (6.04g). ΒΟΡEΙ ΤΗΝΗ, Draped bust of Artemis Boreitene left with bow and quiver / ΘΥΑΤEΙΡΗ ΝΩΝ, river-god Lykos reclining left, holding reed, leaning on overturned vase from which river flows. Franke coll.Dec 01, 2014
Silandos (AD 180-235) AE 2174 viewsImperial Times, ca 180-235 AD. Magistrate Stat...Attalianos. AE21 (8.24g). Head of Demos right / Dionysos standing left, holding Kantharos and scepter, panther at feet. Green patina, VF. Franke coll.Dec 01, 2014
Saitta (AD 200-270) AE 2067 viewsImperial Times, 3rd century AD. AE20 (3.79g). Draped bust of the Roman Seante right / Dionysos standing left, holding Kantharos and scepter. Dark green patina, VF. Franke coll.Dec 01, 2014
Saitta (AD 177-192) AE 2368 viewsTime of Commodus, 177-192 AD. ZЄVC ΠA TPIOC, Head of Zeus right / ΕΠΙ ΑΡΤΕΜΙΔΟΡΟΥ ΑΡΧ Α CΑΙΤΤΗΝΩΝ, Apollo standing right holding Lyre and in right hand plectrum. Black patina, VF. Franke coll.Dec 01, 2014
Mostene (AD 81-96) AE 17112 viewsTime of Domitian, 81-96 AD. AE17 (2.99g). Bust of Senate right / Hero with double-axe on horse right. Black glossy patina, VF. Franke coll.Dec 01, 2014
Hyrkaneis (AD 100-200) AE 1591 viewsImperial Times, 2nd century AD. AE15 (2.48g). Wreathed head of Silenos right / Kista mystika with snake. Very rare. Obverse slightly off center, EF. Franke coll.Dec 01, 2014
Hypaipa (AD 100-200) AE 2170 viewsImperial Times, 2nd century AD. AE21 (6.03g). Head of Zeus right / ΥΠΑΙ ΠΗ ΝΩΝ within wreath. Very rare. Dark green patina, About VF. Franke coll.Dec 01, 2014
Blaundos (AD 200-270) AE 2493 viewsImperial Times, 3rd century AD. AE24 (7.76g). Bust of Demos right / Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. Dark green patina, gVF. Franke coll.Dec 01, 2014
Blaundos (AD 161-180) AE 24185 viewsTime of Marcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE24 (9.52g). Bust of Demos right / River-god Hippourios reclining left, cornucopia in left hand, reed in right. Green patina, gVF. Rare. Franke coll.Dec 01, 2014
Apollonis (AD 69-96) AE 25155 views1st century AD. AE23 (7.41g). ΘΕΟΝ CΥΝ-ΚΛΗΤΟΝ (retrograde), draped bust of Senate right / ΑΠΟΛΛΩΝΙΔΕΩΝ, eagle with open wings standing right, head left. Olive green patina with red stain, minor striking weakness around edge. gVF. Franke coll.Dec 01, 2014
Tabai (AD 100-200) AE 1662 viewsImperial Times, 2nd century AD. AE16 (4.34g). Head Zeus right / Nemisis standingleft, with reins. Green patina, VF. Franke coll.Nov 30, 2014
Sebastopolis (AD 69-79) AE 1576 viewsTime of Vespasian, 69-79 AD. AE15 (3.24g). Magistrate Papias Apollonios. Head of Zeus right / Thyrsos. Very rare. Black patina, VF. Franke coll.Nov 30, 2014
Aphrodisias (AD 100-200) AE 19102 viewsImperial Times, 2nd century AD. AE19 (5.49g). Veiled head of Boule right / Eros with arrow and bow, putting out torch. VF. Franke coll.Nov 30, 2014
Alabanda (AD 193-211) AE 24105 viewsTime of Septimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE24 (8.64g). Roma Nikephoros enthroned, below countermark, head / four line text within laurel wreath. Green patina, VF. Franke coll.Nov 30, 2014
Smyrna (AD 100-200) AE 18172 viewsImperial Times, 2nd century AD. AE18 (3.57g). Draped bust of Tyche right / lion right, with fore-paw on tympanum. Dark green glossy patina, gVF. Franke coll.Nov 30, 2014
Magnesia (AD 200-300) AE 2166 viewsImperial Times, 3rd century AD. AE21 (6.01g). CЄPA ΠIC, bust of Serapis right, slight drapery on left shoulder / MAΓN HTΩN, Isis standing facing, holding sistrum and situla. Green patina, gVF. Franke coll.Nov 30, 2014
Pergamon (AD 177-192) AE 15124 viewsTime of Commodus, 177-192 AD. AE15 (2.86g). Head of Athena right / youth holding uncertain object. Rare. Dark green patina, VF. Franke coll.Nov 30, 2014
Kyzikos (AD 200-270) AE 18189 views3rd century AD. AE18 (4.25g). Anepigraphic, head of Kore right, wearing grain ear wreath / KVZI KHNΩN, ibis. Dark green patina, EF. Franke coll.1 commentsNov 30, 2014
Germe (AD 100-200) AE 2278 viewsImperial Times, 2nd century AD. AE22 (6.12g). Bust of Tyche right / Athena with spear and shield holding patera over flaming altar. Dark green patina, EF. Ex Aufhäuser 18 (2004), lot 140; Franke coll.Nov 30, 2014
Amisos (AD 253-268) AE 20124 viewsTime of Gallienus, 253-268 AD. AE20 (8.80g). Head of Tyche right / eagle. Green patina, VF. Franke coll.Nov 30, 2014
Pharnakeia (BC 300-200) AE 15196 viewsca 3rd century BC. AE15 (2.97g). Head of Mên with Phrygian hat on crescent / ΦAPNAKEΩN in between star with eight rays. Very rare. VF.Nov 29, 2014
Amorion (BC 200-0) AE 20100 views2nd-1st century BC. AE20 (8.70g). Laureate head Zeus right / AMOPIANΩN, eagle seated on thunderbolt right, kerykeion on left shoulder; above, ΔI. Very fine.Nov 29, 2014
Synnada (AD 41-54) AE 18 - Claudius106 viewsClaudius, 41-54 AD. AE18 (5.64g). Artemon, tropheus and high priest. Laureate head right / Demeter standing left, holding grain-ears and torch. Well struck on a good metal. Choice nice VF. Brown earthen patina.Nov 29, 2014
Selge (AD 117-138) AE 19 - Hadrian90 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE19 (3.87g). ΑΔΡΙΑΝ ΚΑΙCAP, laureate bust right; countermark, triskeles or trinakria / CЄΛΓЄΩΝ, thunderbolt, bow with stag heads on top. Almost VF.Nov 28, 2014
Rhodes (BC 31-AD 60) AE 3493 viewsca 31 BC-60 AD. AE34 - Didrachm (21.18g). Radiate head of Helion right / ΔΙΔΡΑΧΜΟN - POΔIΩN, Nemisis (?) standing between two thymiateria, and beneat a canopy supported on either side by flying Nike. Nice dark original green earthen patina. Good VF. Very rare.Nov 20, 2014
Antiocheia (AD 238-244) AE 34 - Gordian III122 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE34 (25.23g). IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANOVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian right / VIBI AVG COL ANTIOCH, Gordian on horseback trampling down and spearing enemy, SR in exergue.

On this series of coins, we see Gordian in a pompous privileged manner, most often hunting animals. A rare series show either one or two enemies lying on the ground already vanquished and dead. This rare example shows the enemy in the act of falling to the ground and death. The horse rears up to trample and Gordian has his spear at the ready to finish the job. The scene reminds one of the Fel Temp Reparatio series issued about 100 years later.
Nov 19, 2014
Kaisareia (AD 54-68) Didrachm - Nero and Divus Claudius237 viewsNero, with Divus Claudius. 54-68 AD. AR Didrachm (5.56g, 21mm, 6h). Subsidiary Group. Possibly struck in Pontus. Struck circa 63-65 AD. NERO CLΛVD DI CLΛVD F CΛESΛR ΛVG GERMΛ, laureate head of Nero right / DIVOS CLΛVD ΛVGVST GERMΛNIC PΛTER ΛV, laureate head of Divus Claudius right. Good VF, toned, slightly granular surfaces. Ex Tan Coll. Ex CNG 57 (4/ 2001), lot 836; Sternberg X (11/1980), lot 298.Nov 15, 2014
Laodikeia (AD 198-217) AE 30 - Caracalla121 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE30 (11.97g, 6h). Struck mid-August 215 AD-mid-August 216 AD. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / ΛAOΔIKЄΩN NЄΩKOPΩN ΔOΓΜΑΤΙ CYNΚ, ΛHT above temples, OY below, two distyle temples, set on high podiums and seen in perspective, vis-à-vis. Good VF, earthen black-green patina.

The Greek dogmati synkletou is a translation of the Latin senatus consulto, which itself indicates a decree of the Roman Senate. In this instance, it refers to the renewal of Laodicea’s neocorate status, which occurred during Caracalla’s visit there while making his way east to fight the Parthians.
Nov 15, 2014
Hierapolis (Auton. AD 100-200) AE 3798 viewsImperial Times, 2nd century AD. AE37 (26.35g, 7h). Bareheaded and draped bust of Synkletos (Senate) right / Laureate Hercules, standing facing, head left, holding phiale over lighted altar, and club set on ground. Good VF, earthen dark green patina. Very rare.Nov 15, 2014
Ilion (AD 166-177) AE 30 - Commodus109 viewsCommodus, as Caesar, 166-177 AD. AE30 (14.37g, 12h). Bareheaded and draped bust right / IΛI–Є/ΩN, Ilus reclining right, looking toward figure of Zeus descending from heavens, holding Palladium in right hand and scepter in left; to right, cow suspended from tree, being sacrificed by a man who clutches its horn with left hand and holds a sacrificial knife in right. VF, dark green patina, slightly double struck. Remarkable mythological scene.Nov 15, 2014
Nikomedeia (AD 253-260) AE 28 - Valerian I, Gallienus & Valerian II187 viewsValerian I, with Gallienus and Valerian II Caesar, 253-260 AD. AE28 (12.50g, 12h). Struck 256 AD. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Valerian I right, facing radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Gallienus left; between, smaller bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust of Valerian II right / Three agonistic urns set on ground line, the outer two each containing a single palm frond, the central containing two. VF, earthen dark green patina.Nov 15, 2014
Amastris (AD 238-244) AE 18143 viewsTime of Gordian III, 238-244 AD. AE18 (3.18g, 6h). • OMH • • POC •, laureate head right / • AMA(Z over C)T PIANΩN • (sic), clasped right hands; behind, grain ears and poppy. Good VF, dark green patina. Struck with fine style dies.Nov 15, 2014
Antiocheia (AD 260-261) AE 22 - Macrianus117 viewsMacrianus, Usurper, 260-261 AD. AE22 (5.32g, 12h). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Aquila between two signa; S R in exergue. VF, tan surfaces, traces of encrustation. Extremely rare.Nov 15, 2014
Perge (AD 193-211) AE 20 - Septimius Severus69 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE20 (7.81g, 12h). Laureate head right / Artemis standing left, holding bow in right hand, arrow downwards in left. Near VF, greenish-brown patina with some red deposits. From the Collection of a Southern Pathologist. Ex Antioch Associates 59 (7/2001), lot 183; Burstein Coll. (with ticket).Nov 15, 2014
Eumeneia (AD 100-300) AE 2373 viewsImperial Times, 2nd-3rd century AD. AE23 (9.51g, 6h). Draped bust of the Senate right / Facing cult statue of Artemis Ephesia. Near VF, brown and tan surfaces with some red deposits, light roughness. Ex R. Golan (10/1994).Nov 15, 2014
Adana (AD 235-238) AE 28 - Maximinus I130 viewsMaximinus I, 235-238 AD. AE28 (13.47g, 5h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Tyche, holding grain ears, seated left within distyle shirine; at her feet, half-length figure of river-god Sarus swimming left. Fine, green patina.Nov 15, 2014
Perge (AD 247-249) AE 26 - Philip II62 viewsPhilip II, 247-249 AD. AE26 (10.78g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Elpis advancing left, holding flower and raising hem of skirt. VF, green patina, roughness.Nov 15, 2014
Kaisareia (AD 202-205) Drachm - Plautilla110 viewsPlautilla, Augusta, 202-205 AD. AR Drachm (3.13g, 17mm). Dated RY 13 of Septimius Severus (205 AD). Draped bust right / Mt. Argaeus surmounted by star. Near VF, Very rare.Nov 15, 2014
Kaisareia (AD 138-161) Didrachm - Antoninus Pius145 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AR Didrachm (6.82g, 21mm). Bareheaded and draped bust right / Eusebeia standing left, right hand raised over altar. VF, toned. Ex Elsen 36 (9/1994), lot 477.Nov 15, 2014
Koinon of Galatia (AD 98-117) AE 32 - Trajan100 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD. AE32 (22.83g, 6h). Pomponius Bassus, magistrate. Laureate head right / Zeus seated left, holding thunderbolt and scepter; to right, eagle standing facing, head left. Good VF, brown patina.Nov 15, 2014
Ephesos (AD 222-235) AE 28 - Julia Mamaea107 viewsJulia Mamaea, Augusta, 222-235 AD. AE28 (14.64g, 6h). Draped bust wearing stephane / Cult statue of Artemis Ephesia standing facing between two stags. VF, greenish-brown patina.Nov 15, 2014
Perge (AD 138-161) AE 24 - Antoninus Pius77 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE23.5 (9.17g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Cult figure of Artemis Pergaia flanked by griffins or lions on low pillars; all within distyle temple with eagle in pediment. VF, green patina.

See SNG France 406 and SNG Copenhagen 319 for similar larger and smaller denominations, respectively. The animals flanking the cult stone are usually winged griffins, but no wings are visible on the current coin.
Nov 15, 2014
Nikaia (AD 235-238) AE 22 - Maximinus I61 viewsMaximinus I. 235-238 AD. AE22 (7.92g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Hexastyle temple with globe in pediment. VF, tan-brown surfaces.Nov 15, 2014
Laodikeia (AD 41-54) AE 2597 viewsTime of Claudius, 41-54 AD. AE25 (11.93g, 2h). Homonoia with Smyrna. Anton. Polemon, son of Zenon, priest for the fourth time. Confronted, laureate heads of the Demoi of Laodicea and Smyrna / Zeus Laodiceus standing left, holding eagle and scepter. Near VF, black-green patina, a few pits. Rare.Nov 15, 2014
Kyzikos (AD 100-300) AE 2994 viewsImperial Times, 2nd-3rd century AD. AE29 - Drachm (15.26g, 6h). Wreathed and draped bust of Kore Soteira right / Agonistic urn containing two palm fronds on table; amphora below. VF, olive-green patina, pit on obverse.Nov 15, 2014
Aigeai (AD 253) AE 25 - Cornelia Supera102 viewsCornelia Supera, Augusta, 253 AD. AE25 (9.01g, 6h). Dated CY 299 (253 AD). Draped bust right, wearing stephane, set on crescent / Eagle standing facing, head left, within distyle temple with domed roof; in exergue, goat standing left and ΘЧC (date). Near VF, green patina, rough surfaces. Rare.Nov 15, 2014
Themisonion (AD 202-205) AE 23 - Plautilla71 viewsPlautilla. Augusta, 202-205 AD. AE23 (5.71g, 6h). Draped bust right / River-god Cazanes, holding reed, reclining left on overturned amphora. Near VF, dark gray patina with light earthen highlights. Possibly the first coin of Plautilla for this mint.Nov 15, 2014
Tripolis (AD 98-117) AE 2782 viewsTime of Trajan, 98-117 AD. AE27 (15.58g, 12h). Theodoros, magistrate. Bust of Artemis left, holding bow, quiver over shoulder / Ares standing left, holding spear and trophy. VF, dark brown patina, roughness and light cleaning scratches. Finely-styled dies. Rare.Nov 15, 2014
Maionia (AD 161-180) AE 17153 viewsTime of Marcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE17 (4.33g, 12h). Bare head of Hercules left / Omphale advancing right, wearing lion’s skin, holding club over shoulder. VF, dark green and brown patina.

In expiation for his murder of Iphitus at Tiryns, Hercules was compelled by the Delphic oracle to serve Omphale, Queen of Lydia, for one year. During this time, he performed a number of labors, similar to those which he undertook while serving Eurystheus, including the capture of the Cercopes, the killing of the Syleus, and the conquest of the city of the Itones. At the same time, he was forced to wear women’s clothing and spin wool while, according to the poet Ovid (Fasti 2.305), Omphale wore Hercules’ lion’s skin and carried his club. However, these actions seemed to have little ill-effect on the hero; after his year’s service was completed, Hercules married Omphale.
Nov 15, 2014
Teos (AD 54-68) AE 19 - Nero107 viewsNero, 54-68 AD. AE19 (4.97g, 12h). Laureate head right / Dionysos standing left, holding cantharus and thyrsus; griffin at feet to left. Near VF, dark brown patina with earthen highlights.Nov 15, 2014
Ephesos (AD 54-68) AE 22 - Nero & Poppaea158 viewsNero, with Poppaea, 54-68 AD. AE22 (11.24g, 12h). Marcus Acilius Aviola, proconsul, and Aechmocles, magistrate. Struck 65 AD. Laureate head of Nero right, facing diademed and draped bust of Poppaea left / Turreted and draped bust of Roma right; bee below. Near VF, grayish-green patina under a layer of earthen deposits. Perhaps the second known for this variant.Nov 15, 2014
Parion (AD 138-161) AE 16 - Antoninus Pius128 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE16 (2.04g, 7h). Laureate head right / Founder plowing right with two oxen. VF, dark green patina.Nov 15, 2014
Hadrianotherai (AD 193-211) AE 35 - Septimius Severus117 viewsSeptimius Severus. 193-211 AD. AE35 (22.17g, 6h). Moscianus Attalus, strategos. Struck AD 193-198. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Severus on horseback right, raising hand; to right, trophy with bound captive seated left at base. VF, green and brown surfaces.Nov 15, 2014
Nikaia (AD 218-222) AE 22 - Elagabalus59 viewsElagabalus, 218-222 AD. AE22 (5.34g, 7h). Laureate head right / Hexastyle temple with star in pediment. VF, green patina.Nov 15, 2014
Kretia-Flaviopolis (AD 198-217) AE 29 - Caracalla80 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE29 (11.26g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. Good Fine, pale green patina.Nov 15, 2014
Ephesos (AD 235-238) AE 35 – Maximinus I90 viewsMaximinus I, 235-238 AD. AE35 (19.08g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Cow standing right, suckling calf. Fine, rough green surfaces.Nov 15, 2014
Nikaia (AD 193-211) AE 17 - Septimius Severus70 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE17 (2.31g, 1h). Laureate head right / Serpent emerging from cista with open lid. VF, black-green patina.Nov 15, 2014
Amastris (AD 241-244) AE 22 - Tranquillina104 viewsTranquillina, Augusta, 241-244 AD. AE22 / Tetrassarion (5.34g, 7h). Draped bust left, wearing stephane / Hermes advancing right, holding caduceus in both hands; Δ (mark of value) between legs. Fine, dusty green patina. Very rare.Nov 15, 2014
Amisos (AD 198-217) AE 37 - Caracalla178 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE37 (28.85g, 12h). Dated CY 249 (217 AD). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Nike, holding wreath, palm, and reins, driving biga right; ЄT CMΘ (date, faintly visible) in exergue. Near VF, brown patina, silvering on obverse.Nov 15, 2014
Lampsakos (AD 81-96) AE 16 - Domitian 116 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE16 (3.12g, 12h). Laureate head right / Ithyphallic Priapus standing left on basis. Near VF, thick earthen tan patina. Rare with the long reverse ethnic (only 2 cited in RPC).Nov 15, 2014
Aizanis (AD 41-54) AE 19 - Claudius120 viewsClaudius, 41-54 AD. AE19 (3.73g, 1h). Protomachos Socrates, magistrate. Laureate head right / Zeus standing left, holding eagle and scepter. VF, green patina.Nov 15, 2014
Magnesia (AD 238-244) AE 28 - Gordian III81 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE28 (8.47g, 12h). Demoneikos, grammateus. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Rams walking left towards a multitiered pyre from which emerges branches. Near VF, green patina, obverse scrapes, very minor tooling on leaves of branch.Nov 15, 2014
Skepsis (AD 177-192) AE 31 - Commodus113 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE31 (14.51g, 8h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Nike advancing left, holding wreath and palm. Fine, green patina.Nov 15, 2014
Nikomedeia (AD 218-222) AE 28 - Elagabalus89 viewsElagabalus, 218-222 AD. AE28 (13.64g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Emperor on horseback charging right, holding couched lance. Near VF, uneven green patina. Very rare.

Coins of Elagabalus from Nicomedia are all very scarce. This reverse type was later employed by Balbinus (see SNG von Aulock 7117).
Nov 15, 2014
Nikaia (AD 198-217) AE 23 - Caracalla63 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE23 (6.96g, 8h). Laureate head left / Tyche standing facing, head left, holding rudder and cornucopia. VF, green patina, light roughness.Nov 15, 2014
Nikaia (AD 69-79) AE 24 - Titus81 viewsTitus, as Caesar, 69-79 AD. AE24 (7.08g, 12h). M. Salvidenas Asprenas, proconsul. Laureate head of Titus right / Cornucopia atop cista draped with panther skin. VF, green patina, some roughness.Nov 15, 2014
Trapezos (AD 161-169) AE 24 - Lucius Verus167 viewsLucius Verus, 161-169 AD. AE24 (9.03g, 7h). Bare head right / Draped bust of Mithras right, wearing radiate Phrygian cap. Near VF, brown patina with touches of red, minor surface roughness. Scarce.

Mithras, the central god of the syncretic Hellenistic mystery religion known as Mithraism, was of Persian origin. There, known as Mithra, he served as a mediator between the supreme god Ahura-Mazda and humankind. His attributes were varied, but he soon became associated as a divinity of light and much of the symbolism of the mystery cult that developed around him is cosmologic. The chief participants of the cult were the military, attracted to the masculine aspect of the god and his selfless sacrifice to duty.
Nov 15, 2014
Tralleis (AD 138-161) AE 34 - Antoninus Pius70 viewsAntoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. AE34 (20.78g, 12h). Poplios, grammateus. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust left / Zeus seated left, holding Nike and scepter. Fine, dark greenish-brown patina, light roughness. Ex Hecht Coll.Nov 15, 2014
Tripolis (AD 193-217) AE 30 - Julia Domna74 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE30 (16.05g, 6h). Draped bust right / River-god Maeander reclining left, holding reed and cornucopia, resting on overturned urn. Good Fine, brown patina.Nov 15, 2014
Hypaipa (AD 54-68) AE 16 - Nero81 viewsNero, 54-68 AD. AE16 (2.93g, 1h). Laureate head left / Hero standing left, holding labrys (double-axe). VF, dark green patina. Rare.Nov 15, 2014
Nysa (BC 27-AD 14) AE 19 - Augustus & Livia109 viewsAugustus, with Julia Augusta (Livia), 27 BC-AD 14. AE19 (4.34g, 1h). Bare head of Augustus right, surrounded by wreath / Head of Julia Augusta (Livia) right. Near VF, green patina, area of corrosion on obverse. Ex Wagner Coll.Nov 15, 2014
Neokaisareia (AD 251-253) AE 30 - Trebonianus Gallus80 viewsTrebonianus Gallus, 251-253 AD. AE30 (15.37g). Dated CY 188 (251/252 AD). Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / GEN AVGG NOS PΠH, Genius, veiled, standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. VF, black patina, rough surfaces. Ex Drewry Coll.Nov 15, 2014
Sala (AD 117-138) AE 25 - Hadrian69 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE25 (10,5g). AV KAI ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from back / [E Π]Ι Γ OVAΛ ΑΝΔ - ΡΟΝΕΙΚΟV CAΛHNΩΝ, Zeus Lydios standing left, holding eagle. and scepter. VF.Nov 14, 2014
Nikaia (AD 139-161) AE 16 - Marcus Aurelius89 viewsMarcus Aurelius, as Caesar, 139-161 AD. AE16 (3.58g). Bare head right / Serpent emerging from cista with lid ajar. VF, glossy green patina, light smoothing on reverse.Nov 08, 2014
Alexandreia (BC 300-200) Obol114 viewsca 3rd-2nd century BC. AR Obol (10mm, 0.8g). Laureate head of Apollo left / ΑΛΕ, horse grazing left. F. Nov 08, 2014
Elaia (BC 400-300) Trihemiobol153 viewsca 450-400 BC. AR Diobol (10mm, 1.1g). Head of Athena left, wearing Korinthian helmet / EΛΑI within olive wreath, ΔI to left. VF.Nov 08, 2014
Myrina (AD 81-89) AE 22 - Domitian241 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE22 (5.35g 12h). AYTOKPATOPA ΔOMITIANON KAICAPA, laureate head of Domitian right facing draped bust of Domitia left / EΠI KΛEINIOY APXONTOC / M Y P I, Apollo standing facing, hand at side, holding laurel branch and taenia. VF. Tricarico coll.Nov 06, 2014
Trajanopolis (AD 117-138) AE 1983 viewsTime of Hadrian, 117-138 AD. AE19 (4.2g). ΔΗΜΟC, bare-headed and draped bust of Demos right / ΤΡΑΙΑΝ-Ο-ΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ, Kybele seated left, holding patera and resting arm on drum; lion seated left at foot. VF.Nov 06, 2014
Cyprus Uncertain (AD 69-79) Tetradrachm - Vespasian160 viewsVespasian, 69-79 AD. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 12.88g, 12h), struck 75-76 AD. AVTOKPATΩP OVЄCΠACIANOC KAICAP, laureate head left / ЄTOVC NЄOV IЄPOV H, Zeus Salaminios standing facing, holding patera in right hand, left hand resting on a short scepter; eagle on left arm, VF. Tricarico coll.Nov 03, 2014
Kyzikos (BC 450-400) Hemiobol129 views5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.3g, 9mm, 6h). Forepart of boar left; tunny behind / Head of roaring lion right, star above, within incuse square. Rare with lion right.Oct 31, 2014
Kadoi (AD 41-54) AE 18 - Claudius102 viewsClaudius, 41-54 AD. AE18 (5.07g). Meliton, son of Asklepiados, magistrate. Struck ca 50-54 AD. Laureate head right; countermark: Capricorn / Zeus standing left, holding eagle and scepter. Dark brown patina, gF.Oct 28, 2014
Philomelion (AD 14-37) AE 18 - Tiberius99 viewsTiberius, 14-37 AD. AE18 (5.35g). Titos Philopatris, magistrate. ΣΕΒΑΣ ΤΟΣ, bare head right; countermark, eagle / Zeus seated left; holding patera and scepter. Black patina, GF.Oct 28, 2014
Side (AD 161-169) AE 21 - Lucius Verus91 viewsLucius Verus, 161-169 AD. AE 21mm (8.21 gm). ΑΥΤ Κ ΛΟ [ΑΥΡΗ] ΟΥΗΡΟC CЄ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / CΙΔΗΤωΝ, Athena with thunderbolt to left, erecting trophy. VF/ gF.Oct 24, 2014
Parion (AD 253-268) AE 20152 viewsTime of Valerian-Gallienus, 253-268 AD. AE20 (4.6g). IOOC CH, head of the founder Parius right / OLC[…]HP HBG, Marsyas standing left, raising hand and holding wine skin over shoulder. Rare. VF.Oct 24, 2014
Eumeneia (AD 14-37) AE 18 - Tiberius85 viewsTiberius, 14-37 AD. AE18 (5.79g). CEBACTOC, laureate head right / KΛEΩN AΓEΠHTOC EYMENEΩN, Zeus standing holding patera and scepter. gVF.Oct 24, 2014
Tion (AD 98-117) AE 26 - Trajan126 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD. AE26 (12.08g). Laureate bust right / Zeus standing holding eagle and scepter. Smoothed, VF.Oct 22, 2014
Samos (AD 241-244) AE 31 - Tranquillina123 viewsTranquillina. Augusta, 241-244 AD. AE31 (11.53g). ΦOYPIA CABINA TPANKYIΛΛINA CЄ/ B, draped bust right, wearing stephane / CAMI ΩN, Warrior (Ancaeus?) standing right on prow, head left, holding shield and gesturing for troops to follow. GVF.Oct 22, 2014
Sebastopolis-Herakleiopolis (AD 198-217) AE 28 - Caracalla142 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE28 (15.70g). Dated CY 205/206 (208 AD). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / four column temple. VF.Oct 22, 2014
Sebastopolis-Herakleiopolis (AD 193-217) AE 30 - Julia Domna137 viewsJulia Domna, 193-217 AD. AE30 (16.37g). Dated CY 205/206 (208 AD). Diademed and draped bust right / Hercules advancing left, head right, holding club over his shoulder and rope tied to Cerberus. VF.Oct 22, 2014
Antiocheia (AD 139-161) AE 19 - Marcus Aurelius121 viewsMarcus Aurelius, as Caesar, 139-161 AD. AE19 (3.11g). CAESAR AVRELIUS, bare-headed draped bust right / ANTIOCHAE COLONIAE, eagle standing right, head left. VF.Oct 22, 2014
Tarsos (BC 425-400) Obol125 views4th century BC. AR Obol (9mm, 0.66g, 6h). Lion standing right, feeding / Swan standing right; uncertain letter or symbol above, grain ear to right. CNG 93, lot 450; otherwise unpublished. VF, toned. Extremely rare.Oct 22, 2014
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