Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

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Ephesos (AD 222-235) AE 28 - Julia Mamaea113 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
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Perge (AD 138-161) AE 24 - Antoninus Pius86 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.
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Nikaia (AD 235-238) AE 22 - Maximinus I68 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
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Laodikeia (AD 41-54) AE 25105 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
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Kyzikos (AD 100-300) AE 29103 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
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Aigeai (AD 253) AE 25 - Cornelia Supera113 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
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Themisonion (AD 202-205) AE 23 - Plautilla78 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
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Tripolis (AD 98-117) AE 2791 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
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Maionia (AD 161-180) AE 17171 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.
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Teos (AD 54-68) AE 19 - Nero125 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
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Ephesos (AD 54-68) AE 22 - Nero & Poppaea171 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
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Parion (AD 138-161) AE 16 - Antoninus Pius145 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
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Hadrianotherai (AD 193-211) AE 35 - Septimius Severus125 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
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Nikaia (AD 218-222) AE 22 - Elagabalus65 viewsElagabalus, 218-222 AD. AE22 (5.34g, 7h). Laureate head right / Hexastyle temple with star in pediment. VF, green patina.Nov 15, 2014
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Kretia-Flaviopolis (AD 198-217) AE 29 - Caracalla94 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
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Ephesos (AD 235-238) AE 35 – Maximinus I97 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
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Nikaia (AD 193-211) AE 17 - Septimius Severus77 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
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Amastris (AD 241-244) AE 22 - Tranquillina115 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
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Amisos (AD 198-217) AE 37 - Caracalla201 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
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Lampsakos (AD 81-96) AE 16 - Domitian 126 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
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Aizanis (AD 41-54) AE 19 - Claudius130 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
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Magnesia (AD 238-244) AE 28 - Gordian III90 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
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Skepsis (AD 177-192) AE 31 - Commodus123 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
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Nikomedeia (AD 218-222) AE 28 - Elagabalus99 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).
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Nikaia (AD 198-217) AE 23 - Caracalla69 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
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Nikaia (AD 69-79) AE 24 - Titus89 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
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Trapezos (AD 161-169) AE 24 - Lucius Verus183 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.
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Tralleis (AD 138-161) AE 34 - Antoninus Pius77 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
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Tripolis (AD 193-217) AE 30 - Julia Domna82 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
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Hypaipa (AD 54-68) AE 16 - Nero87 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
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Nysa (BC 27-AD 14) AE 19 - Augustus & Livia122 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
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Neokaisareia (AD 251-253) AE 30 - Trebonianus Gallus90 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
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Sala (AD 117-138) AE 25 - Hadrian76 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
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Nikaia (AD 139-161) AE 16 - Marcus Aurelius97 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
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Alexandreia (BC 300-200) Obol126 viewsca 3rd-2nd century BC. AR Obol (10mm, 0.8g). Laureate head of Apollo left / ΑΛΕ, horse grazing left. F. Nov 08, 2014
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Elaia (BC 400-300) Trihemiobol168 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
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Myrina (AD 81-89) AE 22 - Domitian253 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
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Trajanopolis (AD 117-138) AE 1991 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
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Cyprus Uncertain (AD 69-79) Tetradrachm - Vespasian178 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
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Kyzikos (BC 450-400) Hemiobol136 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
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Kadoi (AD 41-54) AE 18 - Claudius112 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
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Philomelion (AD 14-37) AE 18 - Tiberius106 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
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Side (AD 161-169) AE 21 - Lucius Verus99 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
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Parion (AD 253-268) AE 20158 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
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Eumeneia (AD 14-37) AE 18 - Tiberius92 viewsTiberius, 14-37 AD. AE18 (5.79g). CEBACTOC, laureate head right / KΛEΩN AΓEΠHTOC EYMENEΩN, Zeus standing holding patera and scepter. gVF.Oct 24, 2014
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Tion (AD 98-117) AE 26 - Trajan134 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD. AE26 (12.08g). Laureate bust right / Zeus standing holding eagle and scepter. Smoothed, VF.Oct 22, 2014
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Samos (AD 241-244) AE 31 - Tranquillina134 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
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Sebastopolis-Herakleiopolis (AD 198-217) AE 28 - Caracalla154 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
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Sebastopolis-Herakleiopolis (AD 193-217) AE 30 - Julia Domna152 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
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Antiocheia (AD 139-161) AE 19 - Marcus Aurelius128 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
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Tarsos (BC 425-400) Obol132 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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Perge (AD 117-138) AE 12 - Hadrian110 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE12 (1.49g). ΑΔPΙΑΝ ΚΑΙC, laureate head right / ΠΕP ΓΑ, stag standing left, crescent above.Oct 22, 2014
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Thyateira (AD 256-258) AE 17 - Valerian II87 viewsValerian II, Caesar, 256-258 AD. AE17 (3.03g). ∙K∙ OYAΛЄPIANOC∙, bare headed bust right / Θ YATЄI P HNΩN, Apollo Tyrimnaeos standing to front holding branch and double-axe. Rare. gVF.Oct 16, 2014
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Thyateira (AD 222-235) AE 19 - Severus Alexander78 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE19 (3.76g). AΛЄΞA NΔPOC, laureate head right / ΘVA TЄIP HNΩN, Athena standing left, holding phiale and spear; shield leaning against spear. gVF.Oct 16, 2014
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Thyateira (AD 177-192) AE 26 - Commodus90 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE26 (9.60g). AVTO KAI KOMOΔO C, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΘYATЄI PHNΩN, Athena standing holding phiale leaning ons hield. VF.Oct 15, 2014
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Sardeis (AD 218-222) AE 25 - Elagabalus57 viewsElagabalus, 218-222 AD. AE25 (7.43g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / ∙CAPΔIAN Ω N ∙Γ∙ NЄΩKOPΩN∙, Helios standing holding globe. VF.Oct 15, 2014
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Sardeis (AD 198-217) AE 28 - Caracalla70 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE28 (7.04g). Radiate head right / ∙CAPΔI ANΩN ∙B∙ NЄΩKOPΩN∙, Tyche standing with rudder and cornucopiae. Obverse double struck, VF.Oct 15, 2014
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Sardeis (AD 193-217) AE 19 - Julia Domna88 viewsJulia Domna, 193-217 AD. AE19 (4.80g). Draped bust right / ∙CAPΔIANΩN ∙B∙ NЄΩKOPΩN∙, facing cult statue of Kore of Sardis; poppy to left, grain ear to right. VF.Oct 15, 2014
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Sardeis (AD 217-238) AE 1884 viewsImperial Times, ca 217-238 AD. AE18 (1.64g). ZЄVC ΛIΔIOC, bust of Zeus Lydios right / CAPΔI A NΩN, altar with coiled serpent. Obverse double struck. gVF.Oct 15, 2014
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Sardeis (AD 217-238) AE 1590 viewsImperial Times, ca 217-238 AD. AE15 (1.80g). ZЄVC ΛIΔIOC, bust of Zeus Lydios right / CAP ΔI ANΩN, humped bull standing right, before two altars on each of which is a coiled serpent erect to left. VF.Oct 15, 2014
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Dokimeion (AD 41-54) AE 18 - Claudius119 viewsClaudius, 41-54 AD. AE18 (4.31g). [TI KΛAVΔ]ION KAI[CAP], laureate head right / EΠI KOPBO[VΛωNOC] ANΘVΠ / ΔOKI/MEωN, Kybele in between two lions. Rare. GVF.Oct 15, 2014
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Kibyra (AD 249-251) AE 25 - Trajan Decius95 viewsTrajan Decius, 249-251 AD. AE25 (6.69g). AVT KAI TPAIANO C ΔЄKIOC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / KIBYPATωN, temple front of two columns, containing the basket of Kibyra. VF.Oct 15, 2014
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Aizanis (AD 37-41) AE 20 - Caligula135 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 2692 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 24132 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 - Gallienus81 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 - Macrinus101 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 III97 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 - Salonina119 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 - Gallienus145 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 - Elagabalus121 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 Pius164 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 - Augustus147 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 - Axiochus319 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 - Hemiobol134 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 Stater139 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 1/48181 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) Obol174 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 8153 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 12212 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) Hemiobol148 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) Obol188 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) Tetartemorion132 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 13155 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 20151 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 20181 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 - Hemiobol100 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 - B14311 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.
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Uncertain (BC 440-380) Hemiobol190 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 - Obol112 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?101 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? - Diobol192 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) Hemidrachm118 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 - Tetartemorion118 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.
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Kolophon (BC 501) Obol145 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) Obol280 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) Trihemiobol107 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) Trihemiobol153 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) 1/3234 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) Obol99 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.
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