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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

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Uncertain (BC 450-400) Trihemiobol?108 viewsca 450-400 BC. AR Trihemiobol(?) (10mm, 1.13g, 5h). Forepart of Pegasos right / Stylized lion’s head facing, with its mane consisting of snake-like appendages. Unpublished in the standard references. VF, granular surfaces, obverse struck slightly off center. Fascinating reverse type.Sep 10, 2014
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Uncertain (BC 500-450) Hemiobol85 viewsca 500-450 BC. AR Hemiobol (8mm, 0.39g). Four-rayed star (or perhaps a bird’s claw?) / Incuse punch. Unpublished in the standard references. VF, lightly toned, granular surfaces.Sep 10, 2014
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Abydos (BC 500-475) Obol?127 viewsca 500-475 BC. AR Trihemiobol(?) (9mm, 1.15g). Bird standing left / Rough incuse punch. Unpublished in the standard references. VF, toned, a little porous. Rare.Sep 10, 2014
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Tarsos (BC 379-372) Obol - Pharnabazos185 views4th century BC. AR Obol (9mm, 0.69g, 11h). Bearded male head (Ares?) right, wearing Attic helmet / Owl standing left, head facing, between two olive leaves. VF, toned, light porosity. Rare.Sep 10, 2014
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Mylasa (BC 392-376) Hemitetartemorion68 views4th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (6mm, 0.18g, 11h). Forepart of boar left / Female head right, wearing wreath of grain ears. VF, toned, light roughness.Sep 10, 2014
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Phokaia (BC 521-478) 1/18? Stater197 viewsca 521-478 BC. AR Obol (9mm, 0.82g). Female head right, wearing helmet or close fitting cap / Quadripartite incuse square. VF, porous.Sep 10, 2014
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Phokaia (BC 521-478) 1/24 Stater138 viewsca 521-478 BC. AR Obol (8mm, 0.65g). Female head left, wearing helmet or close fitting cap / Quadripartite incuse square. VF, cleaning scratches.Sep 10, 2014
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Phokaia (BC 521-478) seal - 1/96 Stater133 viewsca 525/0-500 BC. AR Tetartemorion – Ninety-sixth Stater (5mm, 0.19g). Head of seal right / Quadripartite incuse square. VF, toned.Sep 10, 2014
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Methymna (BC 440-379) Hemiobol127 viewsca 450-400 BC. AR Tritartemorion or Hemiobol(?) (6mm, 0.30g, 6h). Turtle / Wreath within incuse circle. VF, porous.Sep 10, 2014
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Kyzikos (BC 550-500) EL 1/12 Stater206 viewsca 550-500 BC. EL Hemihekte – Twelfth Stater (9mm, 1.36g). Head of boar right, holding tunny fish in mouth / Quadripartite incuse square. VF. Well centered obverse.Sep 10, 2014
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Hermokapeleia (AD 251-253) AE 29 - Trebonianus Gallus119 viewsTrebonianus Gallus, 251-253 AD. AE29 (14.76g). Laureate and draped bust right, seen from behind / Dionysos standing left with thyrsos and kantharos; panther at feet left. Very Rare. Nearly Very Fine.Sep 08, 2014
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Dioshieron (BC 27-AD 14) AE 18 - Augustus116 viewsAugustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AE18 (4.39g). Laureate head of Augustus right / laureate head of Zeus right. Very Fine. Ex Künker 97, lot 1217.Sep 08, 2014
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Magnesia ad Sipylos (AD 17-37) AE 18 - Livia224 viewsLivia, after 17 AD. AE18 (2.66g). Draped bust of Senate right / Draped bust of Livia right. Nice Very Fine. Ex Jacquier 35, lot 307.Sep 08, 2014
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Parion (AD 254-268) AE 20 - Salonina174 viewsSalonina, Augusta, 254-268 AD. AE20 (4.43g). CVP NE CALONINA AVG, diademed head right / C G I H PA, Genius Populi Romani standing, holding patera and cornucopiae, burning altar to left. gVF.Sep 04, 2014
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Kyzikos (AD 0-100) AE 20125 views1st century AD. AE20 (5.5g). Laureate head Kore Soteira right within wreath / K-Y/ZI, kerykeion with club as handle; crescent above, tunny fish below, monogram in right field; all within wreath. gVF.Sep 02, 2014
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Ephesos (BC 500-420) Didrachm142 viewsca 420-400 BC. AR Didrachm (18mm, 7.14g). Bee with curved wings; E-Φ flanking / Quadripartite incuse square. VF, toned, a little weakly struck. Rare. Koppersmith Coll.; ex Berk BBS 176 (9/2011), lot 138.Sep 02, 2014
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Aphrodisias (AD 225-250) AE 23101 viewsPseudo-autonomous, 225-250 AD. AE23 (4.9g). IЄPO[C] - ΔHMOC, laureate head right / [A]ΦPOΔ-Є-I-CIЄΩN, cult-statue of Aphrodite Aphrodisias in ependytes, wearing polos, standing right on plinth; behind, small figure of priestess standing right; before, fountain(?) with conical cover; star and crescent in upper fields. Rare. Good fine. Hoeft coll.Sep 01, 2014
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Adramytteion (BC 27-AD 14) AE 19 - Augustus218 viewsAugustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AE19 (6.87g, 12h). Laureate and draped bust of Augustus left / Laureate head of Zeus left. VF, green patina. Extremely rare, being the finest of only two known specimens.Aug 26, 2014
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Sala (AD 98-117) AE 1989 viewsTime of Trajan, 98-117 AD. AE19 (4.37g). ΘEONCYN KΛHTON; young male bust of Senate right, bare-headed, shoulders draped / [C]AΛA-NΩN; Zeus Lydios, in long chiton and himation, standing left, holding on extended right hand eagle, holding scepter in left hand. VF.Aug 26, 2014
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Samos (AD 249-251) AE 30 - Trajan Decius91 viewsTrajan Decius, 249-251 AD. AE30 (12.86g). AVT K TPAIANOC ΔЄKIOC, laureate bust right / CAM I ΩN, Tyche standing, wearing modius, holding cultus-statue of Samian Hera and cornucopiae. VF.Aug 26, 2014
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Mytilene (BC 521-478) EL Hekte - B01269 viewsca 521-478 BC. EL Hekte (2.56g). Forepart of bull running left, “M” below between mouth and front leg / Incuse head of roaring lion left, incuse punches behind. Exceptionally well centred example, one of best known. gVF. Carr coll.Aug 21, 2014
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Nakrasa (AD 147-175) AE 18 - Faustina II118 viewsFaustina Junior, Augusta, 147-175 AD. AE18 (4.01g). 152-164 AD. ΦΑΥCΤEΙΝΑ CEΒΑC, draped bust right / NAKPACEΩN, Nike advancing left, holding wreath and palm branch. VF, traces of cleaning.Aug 19, 2014
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Sebastopolis (AD 198-217) AE 34 - Caracalla142 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE34 (24.47g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Diana standing right in biga drawn by galloping stags, drawing bow from quiver and holding bow. VF, black-green patina with olive overtones, light overall roughness.Aug 16, 2014
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Anemurion (AD 218-222) AE 25 - Elagabalus144 viewsElagabalus, 218-222 AD. AE25 - 2 Assaria (9.50g, 6h). Dated RY 2 (219/220 AD). ΑΥ ΚΛ Μ ΑΥ ΑΝΤΩΝЄΙΝΟΝ, laureate and draped bust of Elagabalus right / ΑΝЄΜΟΥΡΙЄΩΝ ЄΤ Β, Artemis standing facing, head turned right, holding bow in left hand and drawing arrow from quiver with right; below to left, stag standing left, looking back. A lovely coin with a fine olive green patina. EF.Aug 16, 2014
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Priene (BC 90-50) AE 161947 viewsca 90-50 BC. AE16 (3.74g). Laureate head of Poseidon right, trident behind / ΠPIHN(EΩN), owl standing on olive-branch, facing. Rare.Aug 15, 2014
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B80232 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.53g, 11mm). Female head right, hair in sakkos / Head of Athena right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet, within linear square. VF.

Six examples noted by Bodenstedt, this appears to be the first additional example offered at electronic auction.
Aug 10, 2014
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Kios (AD 69-179) AE 25 - Vespasian168 viewsKios or Prusias ad Mare. Vespasian, 69-79 AD. AE25 (5.69g, 6h). AYTOKPATOPI KAIΣAPI ΣEBAΣTΩ OYEΣΠAΣIANΩ ΠPOYΣI, laureate head right / EΠΙ MARKOY ΠΛANKIOY OYAPOY ANΘIΠATOY, club, quiver and bow. Scarce, VF, dark green patina. Tricarico coll.Aug 07, 2014
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Herakleia ad Latmon (BC 190) AE 19253 viewsafter 190 BC. AE19 (2.67g). Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet / HPAKΛE-ΩΤΩΝ, bow in case and club, all within laurel-wreath. Very rare.Aug 04, 2014
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Tarsos (BC 379-372) Female - Hemiobol284 viewsTarsos (?), time of Pharnabazos and Datames, ca 380-360 BC. AR Hemiobol (0.34g, 8x10mm, 9h). Female head facing slightly left within dotted circle / Diademed bust of Aphrodite right. gVF.Aug 01, 2014
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Kadoi (AD 81-96) AE 26 - Domitian87 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE26 (11.74g 6h). ΔOMITIANOC KAICAP CEBACTOC ΓEPMANIKOC, laureate head right / KAΔOHNΩN, Zeus standing left, holding eagle and scepter. VF. Tricarico coll.Jul 28, 2014
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Nikomedeia (AD 41-54) AE 27 - Claudius185 viewsClaudius, 41-54 AD. AE27 (12.88g, 7h). Laureate head left / EΠI ΦIPMOY ANΘYΠATOY ΠATPΩNOΣ, around B - ΠATPOΠOΛEΩΣ MHTPOΠOΔEΩΣ, monogram below. Very Fine.Jul 12, 2014
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Abydos (AD 222-235) AE 33 - Severus Alexander623 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE33 - Medallion (23.00g, 7h). IMP C IMVIP SEV ALEXANDRO AVC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ABΥΔH-NΩ-N, Nude Leander accompanied by Eros with torch, swimming right, crossing the Hellespont (Dardanelles), bust of Hero on top of light tower of Sestos facing left, holding oil lamp in her outstretched right hand to bring light in to the darkness of the night over the Hellespont. Very Fine.

Hero and Leander were one of the most famous lovers in ancient mythology. Hero was a priestess of Aphrodite who lived in the city of Sestos (on the Dardanelles). Leander was a young man from Abydos who lived on the opposite Asian side of the strait. Leander fell in love with Hero, but his parents were against a marriage. He would swim every night across the Hellespont to be with her secretly. Hero always would light a lamp at the top of her tower to guide her lover his way. However, one stormy night the waves tossed Leander in the sea and the breezes blew out Hero's light. Leander lost his way and drowned. When Hero saw his dead body, she threw herself over the edge of the tower to her death to be with him.
Jul 12, 2014
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Kaisareia (AD 81-96) AE 20 - Domitian203 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE20 (7.12g). Magistrate T. Pomponius Bassus (Legatus Augusti). RY 15 (95/6 AD). Laureate head right / text in five lines within wreath. Nice patina, VF.Jul 08, 2014
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Kaisareia (AD 69-81) AE 21 - Domitian180 viewsDomitian, as Caesar, 69-81 AD. AE21 (5.58g). M. Hirrius Fronto Neratius Pansa (Legatus Augusti). RY 10 (77/8 AD). Laureate head right / Mount Argaios, above wreath. Minor corrosion, nice patina. VF.Jul 08, 2014
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Apollonia Mordiaion (AD 202-205) AE 21 - Plautilla122 viewsPlautilla, Augusta, 202-205 AD. AE21 (5.27g). ΦOVΛ ΠΛA-VTIΛΛA CЄB, draped bust right / AΠOΛΛΩNI-ATΩN ΛΥ, Aphrodite standing right, gazing into mirror. Extremely rare. VF.Jul 08, 2014
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Lykian League (AD 41-54) AE 24 - Claudius106 viewsClaudius I, 41-54 AD. AE24 (5.85g). TIBEPIOΣ KΛAΥΔIOΣ ΣEBAΣTOΣ, head left / ΓEΡMANIKOΣ AΥTOKΡATOΡ ΠATHΡ ΠATΡIΔOΣ, Eleutheria wearing pilos standing facing, head right. Very rare. VF.Jul 08, 2014
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Apameia (AD 193-217) AE 23 - Julia Domna156 viewsJulia Domna, 193-217 AD. AE23 (7.13g), Magistrate Artema(...) (Grammateus?). Draped bust right / Bundle of grain ears. VF.Jul 08, 2014
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Laodikeia (AD 82-96) AE 23 - Domitia128 viewsDomitia, 82-96 AD. AE23 (7.26g). Magistrate Kornelios Dioskourides, circa 93-95 AD. Draped bust right / Zeus Lydios with eagle and scepter standing facing, head left. Rare. F.Jul 08, 2014
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Hierapolis (AD 98-117) AE 31 - Trajan127 viewsTraianus, 98-117 AD. AE31 (17.18g). Struck ca 98-102 AD. NЄPBA TPAIANΩ CЄ ΓЄPMA - AV KAI ΘЄOV VΩ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / IЄPAΠO - ΛЄITΩN, Athena with spear and shield and Hermes with purse and Kerykeion vis-à-vis. Very rare. About VF.Jul 08, 2014
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Ephesos (AD 198-209) AE 17 - Geta140 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 198-209 AD. AE17 (3.20g). ΠO CЄ - ΓЄTAC KA(I), Draped and cuirassed bust right / ЄΦЄC- IΩN, stag right. Weakly struck around edges. EF.Jul 08, 2014
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Mytilene (BC 454-427) EL Hekte - B55273 viewsca 454-427 BC. EL Hekte (2.49g, 11mm). Head of Athena right, wearing Corinthian helmet / Two overlapping female heads facing each other, hair in archaic braids all within incuse square. Obverse nicely centered on flan, good VF. Carr coll.

Eight examples known to Bodenstedt. This is the fifth further example to appear at auction. The reverse is an amazing picture puzzle. Examining the reverse of B55 emissions, one can note two different types: one type has an overlap of the heads such that an optical illusions is created where they appear to have a common eye; the other type, each head retains a distinct eye in profile. The overlap of the heads is a reverse that also appears on a later emission, B62 - part of a different series for Bodenstedt.
Jul 07, 2014
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Panemoteichos (AD 255-258) AE 33 - Gallienus, Salonina & Valerian II132 viewsGallienus, with Salonina and Valerian II, 255-258 AD AE33 (20.83g, 12h). Larger laureate bust of Gallienus (left), smaller laureate bust of Valerianus II (middle) and larger bust of Salonina wearing stephane (right), all facing each other / Tyche wearing polos, holding cornucopiae and rudder. In left field value mark "I" = 10 Assaria. Extremely Rare. Attractive untouched patina, VF.Jul 07, 2014
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Amblada (AD 247-249) AE 35 - Philip II125 viewsPhilip II, 247-249 AD. AE35 (23.76g, 8h). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Hercules standing right, holding lion’s skin and leaning on club set on bucranium; altar to left. Rare. About EF.Jul 07, 2014
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Ninika-Klaudiopolis (AD 222-235) AE 35 - Severus Alexander & Julia Mamaea103 viewsSeverus Alexander and Julia Mamaea, 222-235 AD. AE35 (18.85g, 7h). Radiate and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander right / Draped bust of Julia Mamaea right. Attractive black patina, gVF.Jul 07, 2014
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Bageis (AD 198-209) AE 23 - Geta90 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 198-209 AD. AE23 (6.96g, 7h). Bareheaded and draped bust right / Tyche standing left holding rudder, grain ears and cornucopiae. Attractive olive green patina, VF.Jul 07, 2014
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Attaia (AD 177-192) AE 20 - Commodus93 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE20 (6.31g, 7h). Bareheaded, draped and cuirassed bust right / Youthful male resting left foot on rock. Very Fine.Jul 07, 2014
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Perge (AD 161-180) AE 29 - Marcus Aurelius121 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE29 (10.93g, 12h). Laureate and draped bust right, seen from behind / Asklepios standing facing, head left, resting on serpent-entwined staff. Expressive portrait, good style for a provincial issue. Rare. About EF.Jul 07, 2014
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Kaisareia (AD 222-235) AE 27 - Julia Mamaea142 viewsJulia Mamaea, Augusta, 222-235 AD. AE27 (14.22g, 7h). Dated RY 3 (224/5 AD). Draped bust right / Mount Argaeus within distyle temple facade, sunburst in pediment. gVF.Jul 07, 2014
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Saitta (AD 138-192) AE 27129 viewsImperial Times, 138-192 AD. AE27 (10.40g, 1h). CΑΙΤΤΗΝΩΝ, helmeted bust of Minerva right, wearing aegis / ЄΠΙ ΟΚΤ ΚΙΝΒΡΟΥ ΑΡΧ CΑΙΤΤΗΝΩΝ, Apollo standing right holding plectrum and kithara. Beautiful untouched chestnut brownish patina, minor deposits. Very Rare. gVF.Jul 07, 2014
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Selge (AD 249-251) AE 24 - Herennia Etruscilla115 viewsHerennia Etruscilla, Augusta, 249-251 AD. AE24 (4.95g, 1h). Diademed and draped bust of Herennia Etruscilla to right set on crescent / Low podium supporting two altars and two sacred trees. Extremely Rare. Beautiful glossy green patina. Near EF.Jul 04, 2014
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Aspendos (AD 222) AE 33 - Severus Alexander133 viewsSeverus Alexander, as Caesar, 222 AD. AE33 (24.56g, 35mm, 6h). Bare-headed and cuirassed bust right, seen from front, fold of cloak on far shoulder, Medusa head on breast of cuirass / [ACΠЄN - ΔIΩN] Triform Hekate standing, wearing kalathos on each of her three heads, holding a patera, two torches, and other attributes in her six hands; below, two hounds spring left and right respectively from the base of her statue. Gemini VI (1/2010), 644 (same dies), otherwise unpublished: Extremely Rare. About VF.Jul 04, 2014
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Laodikeia (AD 198-217) AE 26 - Caracalla118 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE26 (9.22g, 6h). Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΛΑΟΔΙΚЄΩΝ ΝЄΩΚΟΡΩΝ, Tyche standing wearing modius, holding rudder and cornucopiae, amulet in left field, ΠA in right field. Rare. VF.Jul 04, 2014
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Tarsos (AD 198-217) AE 33 - Caracalla221 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE33 (20.54g, 12h). Laureate and cuirassed bust right / Artemis kneeling to right over deer, raising its head with her left hand, right hand poised to plunge dagger into its throat. Very Fine.

Here we see a more familiar depiction of Artemis than that of the Ephesian manifestation (see lot 867). The reverse type depicts Artemis as the goddess of the hunt, about to slay a deer. Homer applies the epithet 'Ποτνια Θηρων' (Mistress of the Animals) to the goddess, and deer in particular were considered sacred to her. In addition to female fertility and virginity, Artemis was associated with certain male activities - in particular the transition from boyhood to manhood and warfare. Perhaps it is these latter associations Caracalla wished to conjure in Tarsos, the city from which he launched his Parthian campaign in AD 216.
Jul 04, 2014
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Perge (AD 198-217) AE 26 - Caracalla132 viewsCaracalla, 197-211 AD. AE26 (11.56g, 1h). Laureate head right / ΠЄPΓAIΩN, Artemis, holding two torches, driving biga of stags right. Very Rare. GVF.Jul 04, 2014
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Kaisareia (AD 161-169) Didrachm - Lucius Verus220 viewsLucius Verus, 161-169 AD. AR Didrachm (6.49g, 21mm, 5h). AYTOKP OYHPOC CЄBACTOC, bare headed and cuirassed bust right / YΠATOC B, Mount Argaeus, with trees and star at summit. VF.Jul 04, 2014
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Kaisareia (AD 161-169) Didrachm - Lucius Verus233 viewsLucius Verus, 161-169 AD. AR Didrachm (6.89g, 6h). AYTOKP OYHPOC CЄBACTOC, bare headed and cuirassed bust left / YΠATOC B, Mount Argaeus, with trees and star at summit. Extremely Rare. Near EF.Jul 04, 2014
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Philadelphia (AD 161-169) AE 31 - Marcus Aurelius & Lucius Verus233 viewsMarcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, 161-169 AD. AE31 (29.55g, 6h). Lad... Severus, archon (?). AVT K M AVP ANTΩNЄINOC K AVP OVHPOC, confronted busts of Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus / Statue of Helios, radiate, advancing right, holding extended torch and whip, within distyle shrine, [ЄΠΙ] ΛΑΔ... CЄΒΗΡΟV [ΑΡΧ(?)] around, [Φ]ΙΛΑΔЄΛ[ΦΕΩΝ] in exergue. gVF.Jul 04, 2014
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Ephesos (AD 128-137) AE 34 - Sabina257 viewsSabina, Augusta, 128-137 AD. AE34 (18.58g, 6h). CЄBACTH CABЄINA, diademed and draped bust right / APTЄMIC ЄΦЄCIA, cult-statue of Artemis facing; stag on either side. Near Extremely Fine.

The sister of Apollo, Artemis was the virgin huntress worshipped by a cult at Ephesos. This was a wealthy following and her temple in the city was considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Destroyed and rebuilt three times before its final destruction, the last incarnation survived into the reign of Gallienus before it was sacked by raiding Goths. The image of the goddess worshipped at Ephesos was distinctly archaic; she was depicted with many breasts, supposedly (and perhaps, incongruously) denoting her fertility. This attribute, along with the usual mural crown denoting the protection of the city walls and the stags which were sacred only to Artemis, can be seen on the reverse type.
Jul 04, 2014
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Ephesos (AD 117-138) AE 20 - Hadrian161 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE20 (4.92g, 8h). Laureate head right / Stag standing left, ЄΦЄ-CIΩ[N] above. VF. Jul 04, 2014
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Perge (AD 98-117) AE 13 - Trajan 104 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD. AE13 (2.10g, 4h). Laureate head right / Prow, light house in background. Earthy green patina, VF.Jul 04, 2014
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Nikaia (AD 253-268) AE 25 - Gallienus85 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE25 (9.08g, 12h). Radiate and cuirassed bust right / Dikaiosyne standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae. Sage-green patina, GVF.Jul 04, 2014
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Ankyra (AD 193-217) AE 22 - Julia Domna140 viewsJulia Domna, 193-217 AD. AE22 (7.36g, 7h). Draped bust right / Hygieia standing right, feeding serpent held in arms. Attractive brass-brown tone, GVF.Jul 04, 2014
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Kaisareia (AD 98-117) Drachm - Trajan211 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD. AR Drachm (3.85g, 7h). 112-117 AD. Laureate and draped bust right / Nike advancing right, holding palm and wreath. Extremely Fine.Jul 04, 2014
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Kaisareia (AD 54-68) Hemidrachm - Nero224 viewsNero, 54-68 AD. AR Hemidrachm (1.49g, 12h). Dated RY 10 (63/64 AD). Laureate head right / Mount Argaeus; on summit, male figure holding globe and spear. Rare. VF.Jul 04, 2014
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Tabai (AD 54-69) AE 20 - Nero100 viewsNero, 54-68 AD. AE20 (5.63g). 60 AD. ΣEBAΣTOΣ, laureate head right / Stag standing left, monogram before; TABH above, NΩN below. Rare. gVF.Jul 04, 2014
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Hadrianotherai (AD 193-211) AE 35 - Septimius Severus136 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE35 (27.62g, 6h). Moscianus Attalus, strategus. Struck 193-198 AD. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; countermark: ΔIOΓ monogram in incuse square / Severus on horseback right, raising hand; to right, trophy with bound captive seated left at base. VF, dark brown surfaces. Extremely rare.Jul 04, 2014
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Kaisareia (AD 196-198) Tridrachm - Caracalla158 viewsCaracalla, as Caesar, 198-198 AD. AR Tridrachme (9.94g). Dated RY 5 of Septimius Severus (196/7 AD). MAΡ AΥΡH ANTΩNI (sic!) KAI, draped and cuirassed bust right / MHTΡOΠO KAICAΡIA / ЄTOΥC Є, Mt. Argaeus surmounted by statue. Lightly toned, gVF.Jul 02, 2014
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Olba (AD 1-100) AE 18119 viewsImperial Times, 1st century AD. AE18 (3.82g). Throne of Zeus / OΛBЄΩN, Hermes with purse and caduceus. Very rare. Green patina, VF.Jul 02, 2014
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Antiocheia (AD 138-161) AE 19 - Antoninus Pius143 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE19 (5.17g). AΥ KA ANTωNЄI-NOC, laureate head right / ANTIOXЄωN THC ΠAΡAΛIO-Υ, eagle. Dark green patina, almost EF.Jul 02, 2014
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Side (AD 117-138) AE 23 - Hadrian113 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE23 (9.32g). AΥT KAI AΔΡIANOC, laureate and draped bust right / CIΔHTΩN, Apollo Sidetes with scepter and pomegranate standing left. Dark green patina, VF.Jul 02, 2014
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Kyzikos (AD 177-184) AE 29113 viewsImperial Times, ca 177-184 AD. AE29 (10.39g). KΥ-ZIKOC, diademed head of Hero Kyzikos right / KΥZIKHNΩN N-Є-OKOΡΩN, Poseidon with trident and dolphin left standing on prow of galley. Rare. Dark patina, VF.Jul 02, 2014
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Zela (AD 198-217) AE 27 - Caracalla188 viewsCaracalla, 211-217 AD. AE27 (14.68g). Dated CY 146 (209/10 AD). AΥT KAI M AΥΡH ANTΩNINOC, laureate head right / ZHΛITΩN TOΥ ΠON, tetrastyle temple, within Tyche with rudder and cornucopiae, in ex. ЄT PMR. Very rare. Dark green patina. GVF.Jul 02, 2014
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Megalopolis-Sebasteia (AD 161-169) AE 21 - Lucius Verus231 viewsLucius Verus, 161-169 AD. AE21 (8.58g). AΥTOKΡA[...], draped bust right / MЄΓAΛOΠOΛЄΩC - CЄ[BACTIAC] / ЄT HΡ Date (retrograde), Demeter standing with long torch and ears of corn. Very rare. Dark green patina, VF.Jul 02, 2014
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Koropissos (AD 138-161) AE 30 - Antoninus Pius86 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE30 (12.90g). ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤWΡ ΚΑΙCΑΡ ΑΝΤΩΝЄΙΝΟC, laureate and cuirassed bust right / ΚΟΡ[ΟΠΙCCЄWΝ] ΚΗΤ[WΝ] ΜΗΤΡOΠO, Zeus standing left, holding long scepter and patera; eagle at feet. About VF/F.Jul 01, 2014
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Samos (AD 253-268) AE 28 - Gallienus131 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE28 (9.73g). AYT K ΠO ΛIK ΓAΛΛIHNOC, laureate, draped and and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / CAMIΩN, helmeted Achilles standing right, stabbing Penthesilea, queen of the Amazons. Extremely rare. VF.

Penthesilea, queen of the Amazons, rushed to aid the Trojans after Hektor's death, but was herself stabbed by Achilles in battle. When Achilles removed the helmet of the dying queen, he fell in love with her and mourned over her death.
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Alexandreia (AD 75-125) AE 16111 viewsImperial Times, late 1st or early 2nd century AD. AE16 (4.09g). AΛЄΞANΔPЄWN, laureate bust of Poseidon right / KAT ICCON, dolphin around trident. Very rare. VF.

Alexandria ad Issum was founded by Alexander in 333 BC, about 35 km south of the Issos battlefield, to guard the Syrian gates (a mountain pass connecting the cilician coast with inland Syria) while he was advancing to Egypt. The small city issued few coins, some under Antiochos IV and some in imperial times, all of which are rare today.
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Aigeai (AD 222-235) AE 38 - Severus Alexander126 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE38 (21.13g). AVT K AΛЄΞANΔPON APX MЄ OIK ACKΛH, laureate and draped bust right, holding serpent-entwined staff of Asklepios in left hand, right arm at chest / AΛЄΞANΔPVΠOΛIC AΔPIANH / AIΓAIWN, eagle standing front on thunderbolt, head right, wreath in beak, between legs, goat. Very rare. Brown Patina and VF.

There has been much discussion about this fascinating obverse type. While Imhoof-Blumer read the legend as "Imperator Caesar Alexander, dedicator of the rebuilt temple of Asclepius," while Eduardo Levante suggested an alternative reading as "on behalf of the pontifex maximus of the Empire," meaning the greatest high priest of the world. For a longer discussion, see CNG 94 (2013), 899 (same obverse die): http://cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=240194
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Kaisareia (AD 108/109) AE 17157 viewsTime of Trajan, 98-117 AD. AE17 (3.76g). Dated RY 11 (108/109 AD). Turreted and draped bust of Tyche right / Pyramid; ЄT ΙA (date) across field. Scarce. VF.Jul 01, 2014
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Hierapolis (AD 244-249) AE 28 - Otacilia Severa118 viewsOtacilia Severa, Augusta, 244-249 AD. AE28 (10.43g). Homonoia with Sardeis. MAPK OTAKIΛ CЄBHPA CЄB, draped bust right / IЄPAΠOΛЄITΩN K CAPΔIANΩN NЄΩKOPΩN / OMONOIA, two prize urns inscribed with ΠYΘ(IA) and X(PYCA)N. Very rare. Pleasant dark green Patina. VF.Jul 01, 2014
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Elaia (AD 100-200) AE 15131 viewsImperial Times, 2nd Century AD. AE15 (2.51g). Draped bust of Asklepios right, serpent-staff before / ΕΛΑΙΤΩΝ, kalathos containing poppies and ears of corn. Very rare. VF.Jul 01, 2014
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Side (AD 255-258) AE 29 - Valerian II117 viewsValerianus II, 255-258 AD. AE29 (16.32g). ΠOV ΛIK OVAΛЄPIANOC KAI CЄB, draped bust on eagle right; countermark Є / CIΔHTΩN NЄΩKOPΩN, Athena standing left, holding spear, shield and small temple. VF.Jul 01, 2014
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Eikonion (AD 138-161) AE 18 - Antoninus Pius207 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE18 (4.01g). ANTONINVS AVG PIVS, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / COL ICO, helmeted head of Athena right. Black Patina. GVF.Jul 01, 2014
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Synaos (AD 100-200) AE2387 viewsImperial Tiumes, 2nd century AD. AE23 (7.63g). TOC IЄPA CYNKΛH, Draped bust of youthful senate right / CYNAЄITΩN, the two Nemeses facing each other. Rare. Dark patina. VF.Jul 01, 2014
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Laodikeia (AD 50-54) AE 16 - Nero145 viewsNero, as Caesar, 50-54 AD. AE16 (4.15g). NEPΩN KAICAP, bare head right / ΠOΛEMΩNOΣ YIOY ZHNΩNONΣ ΛAOΔIKEΩN, tripod with snake. VF.Jul 01, 2014
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Antiocheia (AD 253-268) AE 20106 viewsTime of Valerian and Gallienus, 253-268 AD. AE20 (2.83g). IPЄA ΓЄPOYCIA, draped bust of Gerousia right / ANTIOXЄWN, Tyche in tetrastyle temple. Rare. VF.Jul 01, 2014
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Nikomedeia (AD 177-192) AE 25 - Commodus107 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE25 (11.15g). Α Κ Μ ΑΥ ΚΟ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / ΜΗΤΡ ΝЄΩ ΝΙΚΟΜΗ, Tyche standing left, wearing kalathos, holding rudder and cornucopia. Very rare. VF.Jul 01, 2014
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Eikonion (AD 1-100) AE 16226 viewsEikonion as Klaudeikonion. Imperial Times, 1st century AD. AE16 (2.21g). Head of Medusa facing 3/4 right / KΛAYΔЄIKONI within wreath. Extremely rare. About VF, partially flat strike.Jul 01, 2014
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Aphrodisias (AD 238-244) AE 24135 viewsTime of Gordian III, 238-244 AD. AE24 (7.40g). IЄPA CYNKΛHTOC, laureate head of Senate right / AΦPOΔЄICIЄΩN, agonistic table supporting prize-crown inscribed ΓOPΔIA/NHA and containing palm, two purses left and right; below, ATT/AΛH/A. Very rare. GVF.

Struck on the occasion of the Gordianean Attalean games held in the city.
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Perge (AD 222-235) AE 25 - Severus Alexander80 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE25 (9.47g). K M AVP AΛЄΞANΔPOC, radiate and cuirassed bust right / ΠЄPΓAIΩN, Nike to left, holding wreath and palm. Very rare. About VF.Jul 01, 2014
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Metropolis (AD 235-238) AE 30 - Maximinus I 110 viewsMaximinus I, 235-238 AD. AE30 (8.85g). AYT K Γ IOYΛ MAΞIMЄINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / MHTPOΠOΛEITΩN TΩN EN IΩNIA, Kybele enthroned left, holding phiale and resting arm on drum; lions flanking throne. Very rare. VF.Jul 01, 2014
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Mytilene (BC 454-427) EL Stater - B60.2548 viewsca 428-427 BC. EL Stater (15.45g). Laureate head of Apollo right, hair short; MVTI above / Quadripartite incise square. aEF.

This is the only example known and is noted in Bodenstedt as being in the British Museum (BMC 28 Taf. 32,1). It has been speculated that this may have been issued at the time of the Lesbian revolt from Athens, 428/7 BC.
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Kadoi (AD 198-217) AE 31 - Caracalla97 viewsCaracalla, 197-217 AD. AE31 (21.1g). Demetrios, magistrate. [...]Y K M AYP ANTΩN[...]C, draped and cuirassed bust right / [...] ΔHMHTPIO Y B T OY[...]KO[...]E / [...]ΔΟH[...], Zeus Laodiceus standing left before altar, holding eagle and leaning on spear, within tetrastyle temple with arched pediment. VF.Jul 01, 2014
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Magnesia ad Sipylos (AD 177-192) AE 26 - Commodus159 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE26 (16.0g). ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΜΑΡ ΑΥΡΗ ΚΟΜΟΔΟC, laureate bust of Commodus right, wearing cuirass and paludamentum / ЄΠΙ CΤΡΑ ΑΙ ΚΟΔΡΑ ΜΑΓΝΗΤΩ CΙΠΥΛΟ, to left, trophy, shield and kneeling captive; to right, Nike crowning trophy, holding palm-branch. VF.Jul 01, 2014
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Smyrna (AD 254-268) AE 23 - Salonina116 viewsSalonina, Augustua, 254-268 AD. AE23 (7.0g). KOP CAΛΩNЄINA CЄ, draped bust right, wearing stephane / CMYPNAIΩN Γ NЄΩ ЄΠC CЄΞ OV, Amazon Smyrna standing left, holding temple and bipennis; prow at foot to left. EF.Jul 01, 2014
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Karallia (AD 244-249) AE 18 - Philip I99 viewsPhilip I, 244-249 AD. AE18 (4.5g). AY K M IOVΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOC, laureate and cuirassed bust right / KAPAI(sic!)ΛΙΩΤΩΝ, Athena standing left, holding Nike and spear. EF; attractive patina.Jul 01, 2014
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Kibyra (AD 218-222) AE 20 - Julia Soaemias213 viewsJulia Soaemias, Augusta, 218-222 AD. AE20 (3.4g). IOYΛIA COAIMIAC, draped bust right / KAI KIBVPATΩN, Hermes seated on cippus left; holding purse and kerykeion. EF.Jul 01, 2014
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Ephesos (AD 249-251) AE 25 - Herennia Etruscilla 97 viewsHerennia Etruscilla, Augusta, 249-251 AD. AE25 (8.4g). ЄPЄN ЄTPOYCKIΛΛA CЄB, draped bust on crescent right / ЄΦЄCIЄΩN A ACIAC, Athlete standing right, crowning himself with wreath; to the left, vase. VF.Jul 01, 2014
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Chios (AD 0-200) AE 16219 views1st-2nd century AD. AE16 / Assarion (2.0g). XIΩΝ, Sphinx seated right, raising forepaw; prow of galley before / ACAPION, Amphora between two grain ears, stars above. Near EF.Jul 01, 2014
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Amisos (AD 128-137) Drachm - Sabina323 viewsSabina, Augusta, 128-137 AD. AR Drachm (2.6g, 14mm). CABEINA CEBACTH, diademed and draped bust right / AMICOV EΛEYΘEPAC ETOVC PΞZ, Hera standing with patera. VF.Jul 01, 2014
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Antiocheia (AD 238-244) AE 31 - Gordian III149 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE31 (26.4g). IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / CAES ANTIOCH COL / S R, the emperor standing left, sacrificing out of patera over altar; before, three standards. VF.Jul 01, 2014
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