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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

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Anazarbos (AD 251-253) AE 22 - Volusian39 viewsVolusian, 251-253 AD. AE22 (8.04g). AV K OVOΛΟVCCIANOC CЄ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ANAZ A K M MHTP / Γ Γ / ЄT OC, Capricorn on globe right. VF.Jun 25, 2014
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Aspendos (AD 222-235) AE 31 - Severus Alexander88 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE 31 (16.96g). AV K M AVP[...], radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ACΠENΔIΩN, Serapis driving facing quadriga; river god below. VF.Jun 25, 2014
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Kibyra (AD 14-37) AE 16 - Tiberius69 viewsTiberius, 14-37 AD. AE16 (2.83g). ΣΕΒΑΣTOΣ, bare head right / ΚΙΒΥΡΑTΩΝ, togate male figure standing left, raising hand. VF.Jun 25, 2014
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Kotiaeion (AD 222-235) AE 15 - Severus Alexander90 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE15 (2.32g). AYT AΛЄΞΑΝΔΡΟC, laureate head right / KOT / IAЄΩ / N, legend in three lines; all within wreath. VF.Jun 25, 2014
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Thyateira (AD 100-270) AE 1664 views2nd-3rd century AD. AE16 (2.66g). Head of Herakles right / ΘΥΑΤЄΙΡΗΝΩΝ, eagle standing right, head left. gVF.Jun 25, 2014
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Attalea (AD 100-276) AE 14118 views2nd-3rd century AD. AE14 (1.90g). Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin / ATTAΛΕATΩ, lion standing right. VF.Jun 25, 2014
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Aphrodisias (AD 209-211) AE 37 - Geta67 viewsGeta, 209-211 AD. AE37 (25.12g). AYTO KAI ΠΟ CЄΠ ΓЄΤΑC CЄB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left / [...]/ AΦΡΟΔΙCIO[...], Caracalla and Geta, radiate and in military attire, standing facing each other and clasping hands over lighted altar. The left one holding cult statue, the right one holding sceptre or spear. VF.Jun 25, 2014
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Ilion (AD 68-69) AE 22 - Galba82 viewsGalba, 68-69 AD. AE22 (8.81g). CYNKΛHTOC ΓAΛBA, confronted busts of Senate, draped, and Galba / IΛI, statue of Athena within wreath; countermark: Gorgoneion. VF.Jun 25, 2014
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Abydos (BC 27-AD 14) AE 13 - Augustus191 viewsAugustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AE13 (1.83g). CЄBACTOY, bare head right; crescent to right / ABY, lyre. VF.Jun 25, 2014
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Nikaia (AD 198-217) AE 14 - Caracalla59 viewsCaracalla, 197-217 AD. AE14 (2.11g). ANTΩNЄINOC AVΓ, laureate head right / NIKAIEΩN, bull standing right. VF.Jun 25, 2014
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Nikaia (AD 193-211) AE 15 - Septimius Severus52 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE15 (2.03g). CЄOYHPOC AYΓOCT, laureate head right / NIKAIEΩN, tetrastyle temple. EF.Jun 25, 2014
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Kilikia Uncertain (BC 4th cent) Eagle - Obol80 views4th century BC. AR Obol (11mm, 0.66g, 12h). Male head left, wearing wreath of grain ears / Eagle standing left, spreading wings, on back of lion seated left; downward facing club in left field. Near EF, minor porosity, die break on eagle.Jun 24, 2014
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Uncertain (BC 500) Bull 1 - Tetrobol85 viewsUncertain Lykian Dynast, ca 500-470/60 BC. AR Tetrobol (12mm, 2.61g). Bull’s head left / Incuse square with pellets and interesecting lines. VF, deposits, slightly porous. Ex Astarte 11 (12/2002), lot 441.Jun 24, 2014
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Uncertain (BC 500) Bull - Hemiobol65 views5th-4th century BC. AR Hemiobol(?) (8mm, 0.34g). Head of lion or bull (?) left; border of pelleted circle within two linear circles / Incuse square divided into eight segments, each containing a pellet. Apparently unpublished. VF, toned. Rare. Ex CNG 91 (9/2012), lot 347.Jun 24, 2014
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Mytilene (BC 412-378) EL Hekte - B66176 viewsca 412-378 BC. EL Hekte. Head of Ares in Attic helmet, facing right / Corinthian helmet from the front face within incuse square. Two known to Bodenstedt. A further example has yet to appear at auction.

The obverse is similar to that of B65.
Jun 22, 2014
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Mytilene (BC 412-378) EL Hekte - B62173 viewsca 412-378 BC. EL Hekte. Female head, three quarters facing right / Confronting and overlapping female heads within incuse square. One known to Bodenstedt. A further example has yet to appear at auction.

The obverse appears to have a die match with that of B61 and the reverse appears to have a die match with that of B55. The die matches are not conclusive due to the different relative wear of the respective examples. However, the obverse and reverse are firmly related to earlier emissions.
Jun 22, 2014
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Mytilene (BC 477-455) EL Hekte - B32140 viewsca 478-455 BC. EL Hekte. Laureate head of Apollo facing left / Incuse female head, facing right wearing spendone. One known to Bodenstedt. A further example has yet to appear at auction.Jun 22, 2014
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Mytilene (BC 477-455) EL Hekte - B26130 viewsca 478-455 BC. EL Hekte. Forepart of a bull charging right / Incuse lion head, facing right. One known to Bodenstedt. A further example has yet to appear at auction.Jun 22, 2014
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Mytilene (BC 521-478) EL Hekte - B08186 viewsca 521-478 BC. EL Hekte. Forepart of a lion left head facing / Incuse lion head, facing left. One known to Bodenstedt. A further example has yet to appear at auction.Jun 22, 2014
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Mytilene (BC 521-478) EL Hekte - B03186 viewsca 521-478 BC. EL Hekte. Forepart of bull running left / Incuse cock head, facing right. Two known to Bodenstedt. An example is yet to appear at auction.Jun 22, 2014
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Autokane (BC 400-300) AE 12185 views4th century BC. AE12 (2.16g). Head of Zeus facing slightly right / AYTOK, barley corn within wreath. Rare.Jun 22, 2014
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Eirenopolis (AD 222-235) AE 25 - Severus Alexander62 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE30 (23.09g, 6h). Dated CY 175 (225/6 AD). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; countermark: laureate head right within circular incuse / Helios standing facing in spread quadriga, raising right hand, holding whip in left; ЄOP (date) in exergue. Near VF, green and brown patina, roughness. Rare, only four known to Karbach.Jun 20, 2014
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Laodikeia (AD 62-65) AE 16 - Poppaea104 viewsPoppaea, Augusta, 62-65 AD. AE16 (4.39g, 12h). Julia Zenonis, possibly the wife of the euergetes Julius Andronicus. Struck ca 62 AD(?). Draped bust right / Aphrodite standing facing, head right, holding scepter and apple. Good VF, brown patina. Only two cited in RPC and three on CoinArchives. Possibly the sixth and finest known.

A rare and interesting instance of a prominent local woman signing her city’s coinage. In RPC, it is tentatively suggested that Julia Zenonis was the wife of the euergetes Julius Andronicus, with the husband being responsible for the larger module coins, either pseudo–autonomous or in the name of Nero, and the wife responsible for two smaller module types, one pseudo–autonomous and the other (as our coin) in the name of the empress Poppaea. This high honor of having her name appear on Laodicea’s coinage very likely stemmed from her belonging to the Zenonid family, one of the wealthiest and most powerful in Asia Minor.
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Antiocheia (AD 253-268) AE 33 - Gallienus108 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE33 - Medallion (21.16g, 6h). Antiochia ad Maeandrum mint; Aphrodisios, archon. AY[T] K ΠO ΓAΛΛIHNO, radiate, helmeted, draped, and cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield / [ЄΠI AP]X • AΦPOΔICIOY • IЄPAKOC •, [AN]TIOX[Є]ΩN in exergue, Jupiter Capitolinus, holding Nike on globe in right hand and scepter in left, seated left before table carrying agonistic urn containing two palms and inscribed [OYA]ΛЄ[PIA?]; amphora below table. Good VF, brown patina, natural pit on reverse.Jun 20, 2014
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Germanikopolis (AD 161-169) AE 34 - Marcus Aurelius & Lucius Verus143 viewsMarcus Aurelius & Lucius Verus, 161-169 AD. AE34 (21.60g, 12h). AYT • KAIC • Λ • OYHPON • CЄB, laureate and draped bust of Lucius Verus right / AYT • KAIC • ANT(ωN) • CЄB • AΔΡΙΑ(NωN Γ)Є(PM)ANIKOΠOΛЄITω N, laureate and draped bust of Marcus Aurelius left. VF, earthen green patina.Jun 20, 2014
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Aigeai (AD 222-235) AE 37 - Severus Alexander75 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE37 (26.07g, 6h). Dated CY 227 (230/1 AD). AVT K AΛЄΞANΔPON APX MЄ OIK ACKΛH, draped half-length bust right, wearing diadem, holding serpent-entwined staff of Asclepius / AΛЄΞANΔPVΠOΛIC AΔPIANωN around, AIΓAIωN in exerge, emperor on horseback right, extending arm in salute; ZOC (date, but largely indistinct) below horse. VF, brown patina with a few spots of green, minor roughness. Very rare.Jun 20, 2014
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Apollonia Mordiaion (AD 69-79) AE 24 - Vespasian79 viewsVespasian, 69-79 AD. AE24 (8.84g, 6h). AVTOKPATOPI KAICAP C[...]VECΠACIAN, laureate head right / ΛΠΟΛΛωNIATω-N ΛYKIωN, Zeus seated left, holding patera and scepter. Good Fine, dark brown patina, faint adjustment marks. Extremely rare - perhaps the second known of this type and the third known Flavian coin from Apollonia. Ex Sneh Coll.

Only one example of this type is recorded by von Aulock and RPC - for Titus. That coin may be from the same obverse die as the current lot, although the von Aulock/RPC specimen is in such poor condition it is difficult to verify.
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Kyzikos (AD 253-268) AE 29 - Gallienus49 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE29 (11.08g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust left, raising right hand, holding globus in left / Tyche seated left on rocks, holding rudder on globe; cornucopia to left. VF, green patina, roughness. Rare. Ex Liles Coll.; ex CNG 51 (9/1999), lot 866.Jun 20, 2014
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Kyzikos (AD 253-268) AE 2761 viewsTime of Valerian I and Gallienus, 253-268 AD. AE27 (9.98g, 6h). Head of Cyzicus right, slight drapery / Altar between two serpent–entwined torches. VF, mottled red, brown, and green patina. Ex Liles Coll.Jun 20, 2014
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Kyzikos (AD 177-184) AE 21114 viewsImperial Times, ca 177-184 AD. AE21 (4.90g, 6h). KO–PH CΩTЄIPA, draped bust of Kore Soteira right, wearing wreath of grain ears / KYZI–KHNΩN, Eros standing left, holding hare by its hind feet. Near EF, dark green patina, area of flat strike on reverse. Fine style. Unique, and an extremely rare depiction of Eros the Hunter. Ex Liles Coll.; ex Lanz 125 (11/2005), lot 336.

Although this issue is unpublished, it can be dated by the strong stylistic similarity to other issues of this period (cf. RPC Online 783)
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Kyzikos (AD 177-184) AE 27163 viewsImperial Times, ca 177-184 AD. AE27 (17.05g, 5h). Head of the hero Cyzikus right, wearing tainia / Ethnic within oak wreath. EF, lovely tan surfaces. Unpublished in the standard references with ethnic in oak rather than laurel wreath. Ex Liles Coll.Jun 20, 2014
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Kyzikos (AD 166-177) AE 27 - Commodus116 viewsCommodus, as Caesar, 166-177 AD. AE27 (17.31g, 6h). Bareheaded and draped bust right / Altar between two serpent–entwined torches. SNG VF, tan-brown surfaces, minor roughness and small obverse die break. Excellent for issue. Ex Liles Coll.Jun 20, 2014
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Parion (AD 253-268) AE 27 - Gallienus104 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE27 (10.33g, 12h). IΛΛR IICI NN CK, laureate bust right / C C/I H [P A], Gallienus, holding spear, on horse galloping right. EF, glossy green and brown patina. Very rare.Jun 20, 2014
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Perge (AD 198-217) AE 36 - Caracalla69 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE36 - Medallion (35.58g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed beardless bust right / Tyche Soterios (Fortuna Redux) standing left. VF, hard green patina with traces of earthen overtones.Jun 20, 2014
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Koinon of Cyprus (AD 198-217) AE 32 - Caracalla164 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE32 (20.83g, 6h). Laureate head right / Conical cult xoanon of Aphrodite of Paphos within central distyle tower; distyle porticoes flanking, each containing candelabra and with dove above; the entire structure set on low basis; semicircular fencing below. VF, brown and green patina, light adjustment marks on reverse. Ex Seeger Coll.Jun 20, 2014
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Tarsos (AD 253-260) AE 31 - Valerian I43 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE31 (25.08g, 6h). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Hermes standing left, holding purse and caduceus. VF, attractive green patina. Ex Krizan Coll.Jun 19, 2014
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Seleukeia (AD 177-192) AE 23 - Commodus54 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE23 (7.80g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Europa, holding billowing veil, riding bull left. VF, brown patina. Ex Krizan Coll.; ex CNG 64 (9/2003), lot 676; ex Levante Coll.; ex von Aulock Coll.Jun 19, 2014
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Mopsos (AD 147-175) AE 17 - Faustina II42 viewsFaustina Junior, Augusta, 147-175 AD. AE17 (3.75g, 12h). Dated CY 230 (162/3 AD). Draped bust right / River-god Pyramus swimming right. VF, green patina. Rare. Ex Krizan Coll.Jun 19, 2014
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Laertes AD 193-217) AE 26 - Julia Domna45 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE26 (7.78g, 6h). Draped bust right / Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. VF, brown patina. Ex Krizan Coll.; ex CNG 64 (9/2003), lot 659; ex Levante Coll.; ex von Aulock Coll.Jun 19, 2014
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Hieropolis-Kastabala (AD 218-222) AE 30 - Elagabalus50 viewsElagabalus, 218-222 AD. AE30 (16.16g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Tyche seated left on rocks, holding grain ears. VF, dark green patina, cleaning scratches. Ex Krizan Coll.Jun 19, 2014
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Hieropolis-Kastabala (AD 177-192) AE 42 - Commodus92 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE42 / Medallion (26.76g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Tyche, veiled and turreted, standing right, presenting wreath to Commodus standing left, holding spear. Near VF, pale green patina. Ex Krizan Coll.Jun 19, 2014
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Flaviopolis (AD 218-222) AE 27 - Elagabalus40 viewsElagabalus, 218-222 AD. AE27 (10.33g, 6h). Dated CY 146 (218/9 AD). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus right / Bust of Dionysus right, with thyrsus over shoulder; grape bunch before. Near VF, green patina. Ex Krizan Coll.Jun 19, 2014
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Flaviopolis (AD 217-218) AE 27 - Macrinus36 viewsMacrinus, 217-218 AD. AE27 (10.21g, 6h). Dated CY 145 (217/8 AD). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Nike advancing left, holding wreath and palm frond. Near VF, green and red patina. Ex Krizan Coll.Jun 19, 2014
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Flaviopolis (AD 217-218) AE 25 - Macrinus41 viewsMacrinus, 217-218 AD. AE25 (7.00g, 6h). Dated CY 145 (217/8 AD). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Turreted, veiled, and draped bust of Tyche right. VF, dark green patina under a layer of deposits, striking weakness. Ex Krizan Coll.Jun 19, 2014
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Epiphaneia (AD 117-138) AE 33 - Hadrian & Sabina53 viewsHadrian, with Sabina, 117-138 AD. AE33 (15.30g, 12h). Dated CY 205 (137/8 AD). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Hadrian right; countermark: bearded male head right within oval incuse / Draped bust of Sabina right, wearing stephane. VF, dark greenish-brown patina, some roughness and adjustment marks. Ex Krizan Coll.Jun 19, 2014
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Diokaisareia (AD 161-169) AE 31 - Lucius Verus57 viewsLucius Verus, 161-169 AD. AE31 (18.01g, 1h). Laureate and cuirassed bust right / Aurelius and Verus standing facing one another, clasping hands. VF, brown patina, surfaces a little rough. Ex Krizan Coll.Jun 19, 2014
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Korakesion (AD 253-260) AE 32 - Valerian I37 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE32 - 11 Assaria (15.60g, 12h). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; IA (mark of value) before / Poseidon standing left, holding dolphin and trident. VF, dark brown patina. Very rare, the sole specimen cited by Levante. Ex Krizan Coll.; ex Levante Coll. (CNG Elec. Auc. 106 (1/2005) lot 208).Jun 19, 2014
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Korakesion (AD 235-238) AE 17 - Maximus33 viewsMaximus, Caesar, 235/6-238 AD. AE17 (3.05g, 6h). Bare head right / Hermes standing left, holding purse and caduceus. Good Fine, dark green and brown patina, small pit on reverse. Very rare, only one specimen cited by Levante. Ex Krizan Coll.Jun 19, 2014
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Kestros (AD 161-169) AE 27 - Lucius Verus61 viewsLucius Verus, 161-169 AD. AE27 (9.53g, 1h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Zeus seated left, holding patera and scepter. VF, green patina, light roughness. Rare. Ex Krizan Coll.Jun 19, 2014
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Kelenderis (AD 249-251) AE 30 - Trajan Decius45 views Trajan Decius, 249-251 AD. AE30 (13.63g, 6h). Laureate and cuirassed bust right / Athena standing left, holding serpent-entwined spear and shield. VF, brown patina, adjustment marks on reverse. Ex Krizan Coll.; ex Levante Coll. (CNG Elec. Auc. 106 (1/2005) lot 197).

The mark on the obverse that looks like a scratch is actually in the die and also appears on the Paris specimen.
Jun 19, 2014
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Kelenderis (AD 238-244) AE 34 - Gordian III49 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE34 (21.71g, 7h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Athena standing left, holding serpent-entwined spear and shield. Good Fine, grayish-green patina, a few pits on obverse. Ex Krizan Coll.Jun 19, 2014
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Kelenderis (AD 161-169) AE 22 - Lucius Verus56 viewsLucius Verus, 161-169 AD. AE22 (7.67g, 6h). Bareheaded and draped bust right / Apollo standing left, holding branch, leaning on column on which sets a tripod. VF, brown patina. Ex Krizan Coll.; Ex CNG 64 (9/2003), lot 639; ex Levante Coll.Jun 19, 2014
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Kasai (AD 235-238) AE 25 - Maximus50 viewsMaximus, Caesar, 235/6-238 AD. AE30 (12.32g, 12h). Bareheaded, draped and cuirassed bust right / Tyche standing left, holding rudder set on globe and cornucopia. Near VF, green and brown patina. Ex Krizan Coll.Jun 19, 2014
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Karallia (AD 235-238) AE 32 - Maximinus I37 viewsMaximinus I, 235-238 AD. AE32 (12.78g, 1h). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Bearded god standing left, right hand raised, holding scepter in left. Near VF, dark green patina, light smoothing on obverse. Ex Krizan Coll.; ex CNG Elec. Auc. 106, (1/2005), lot 186; ex von Aulock Coll.Jun 19, 2014
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Karallia (AD 202-205) AE 35 - Plautilla66 viewsPlautilla, Augusta, 202-205 AD. AE35 (18.75g, 6h). Draped bust right / The Abduction of Persephone: Hades in galloping quadriga right, carrying Persephone; overturned flower basket below horses. Fine, brown patina. Ex Krizan Coll.Jun 19, 2014
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Karallia (AD 166-177) AE 17 - Commodus47 viewsCommodus, As Caesar, 166-177 AD. AE17 (3.76g, 12h). Laureate head right / Athena advancing right, holding spear and shield. Good VF, green patina. Ex Krizan Coll.; ex CNG 64 (9/2003), lot 637); ex Levante Coll.Jun 19, 2014
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Karallia (AD 251-253) AE18 - Volusian44 viewsVolusian, 251-253 AD. AE18 (3.43g, 12h). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Athena standing facing, head left, holding Nike and spear. Good VF, dark green patina, some roughness on reverse. Ex Krizan Coll.; ex Levante Coll. (CNG Elec. Auc. 106 (1/2005) lot 187).Jun 19, 2014
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Anazarbos (AD 251) AE 21 - Volusian41 viewsVolusian, As Caesar, 251 AD. AE21 - Diassarion (6.40g, 6h). Dated CY 270 (251/2 AD). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Apollo standing facing, head left, with legs crossed, holding branch in right hand, left elbow resting on lyre set on small column. Good VF, dark grayish-green patina, earthen highlights. Ex Krizan Coll.Jun 19, 2014
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Anazarbos (AD 222-235) AE 27 - Severus Alexander99 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE27 - Tetrassarion (14.70g, 6h). Dated CY 249 (230/1 AD). Laureate and cuirassed bust right / Nike driving biga right. VF, dark brown patina under a layer of earthen deposits. Ex Krizan Coll.; ex Hardy Coll. (CNG Elec. Auc. 106 (1/2005), lot 149).Jun 19, 2014
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Anazarbos (AD 222) AE 26 - Severus Alexander92 viewsSeverus Alexander, as Caesar, 222 AD. AE26 - Triassarion (12.16g, 12h). Bareheaded, draped and cuirassed bust right / Demiourgos crown surrounding inscription. Near VF, patina stripped. Very rare, this coin the sole example cited by Ziegler. Ex Krizan Coll.; Ex Levante Coll. (CNG Elec. Auc. 106 (1/2005), lot 145).Jun 19, 2014
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Anazarbos (AD 218-222) AE 30 - Elagabalus44 viewsElagabalus, 218-222 AD. AE30 - Triassarion (11.66g, 6h). Undated, but struck circa 219-221 AD. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left / Hercules standing right, leaning on club set on rocks. VF, black patina, light earthen deposits, minor roughness. Very rare, this coin the sole example cited by Ziegler. Ex Krizan Collection. Ex Levante Coll. (CNG Elec. Auc. 106 (1/2005), lot 139).Jun 19, 2014
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Anazarbos (AD 177-192) AE 15 - Commodus61 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE15 - Hemiassarion (2.42g, 6h). Dated CY 199 (180/1 AD). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Capricorn right. VF, green patina. Ex Krizan Coll.Jun 19, 2014
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Anazarbos (AD 98-117) AE 24 - Trajan55 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD. AE24 / Trihemiassarion (9.98g, 12h). Dated CY 126 (107/8 AD). Laureate head right / Laureate head of Zeus right. VF, black patina under a layer of green deposits. Rare, only two specimens cited by Zeigler. Ex Krizan Coll;. Ex Levante Coll. (CNG Elec. Auc. 106 (1/2005), lot 127).Jun 19, 2014
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Aigeai (AD 81-96) AE 22 - Domitian83 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE22 (7.29g, 12h). Laureate head left / Athena seated left on cuirass, holding eagle in right hand, scepter in left; shield at side. VF, green patina under a thick layer of earthen deposits. Ex Krizan Coll.Jun 19, 2014
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Antiocheia (AD 222-235) AE 26 - Severus Alexander58 viewsSeverus Alexander. 222-235 AD. AE26 (10.59g, 6h). Laureate head right / River-god Anthius reclining left, holding cornucopia and leaning on overturned amphora; branch to right. VF, brown surfaces, minor porosity. Ex Armounta Coll; ex CNG Elec. Auc. 143 (7/2006), lot 129.Jun 19, 2014
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Stratonikeia (AD 193-217) AE 2167 viewsTime of Septimius Severus or Caracalla, 193-217 AD. AE21 (5.67g, 6h). Male figure (Zeus Panamaros?) on horseback right, holding scepter / Hecate, holding billowing veil, left on lion with head right. VF, green brown patina, light porosity.Jun 19, 2014
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Thyateira (AD 193-235) AE 2541 viewsTime of the Severans, 193-235 AD. AE25 (10.24g, 6h). Philadelphos, strategos. Draped bust of youthful Senate right / Tyche standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. Good Fine, green patina.Jun 19, 2014
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Thyateira (AD 100-270) AE 1551 viewsImperial Times, 2nd-3rd century AD. AE15 (1.25g, 6h). Helmeted bust of Minerva right, wearing aegis / Eagle standing facing, head right. VF, dark green patina.Jun 19, 2014
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Seleukeia (BC 200-1) AE 2444 views2nd-1st century BC. AE24 (11.11g, 12h). Demetrios, magistrate. Laureate and draped bust of Artemis right, with quiver at shoulder; branch before / Bust of Athena right, wearing crested helmet and aegis. VF, dusty green patina.Jun 19, 2014
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Aigeai (AD 41-54) AE 24106 viewsTime of Claudius, 41-54 AD. AE24 (8.89g, 12h). Dated CY 90 (42/3 AD). Helmeted bust of Athena right / Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia; to left, retrograde P (date) above AΘA. VF, dark greenish-brown patina. Ex Krizan Coll.Jun 19, 2014
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Selge (AD 139-161) AE 18 - Marcus Aurelius44 viewsMarcus Aurelius, as Caesar, 139-161 AD. AE18 (4.13g, 6h). BHPOC KAI, bare head right / Thunderbolt; bow to left. VF, earthen brown patina.Jun 19, 2014
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Prymnessos (AD 253-268) AE 34 - Gallienus69 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE34 (15.07g, 6h). AYT KAI Π ΛIK ΓAΛHNO[C], C ЄB across field, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Dikaiosyne enthroned left, holding scales and Nike; Nikai to left and right; in exergue, two erotes, each riding a hippocamp. Good VF, earthen dark green patina. Rare.Jun 19, 2014
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Eukarpeia (AD 198-209) AE 26 - Geta69 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 198-209 AD. AE26 (10.22g, 6h). Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Artemis standing facing, head right, drawing arrow from quiver; to left, stag standing right, looking upwards; statue of Kybele to right. Good VF, grayish-green patina, minor roughness.Jun 19, 2014
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Ankyra (AD 147-175) AE 20 - Faustina II78 viewsFaustina Junior, Augusta, 147-175 AD. AE20 (3.74g, 6h). Draped bust right / Cult statue of Ephesian Artemis flanked by two stags. VF, dark grayish-green patina, light roughness.Jun 19, 2014
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Smyrna (AD 193-235) AE 17105 viewsTime of the Severans, 193-235 AD. AE17 (2.95g, 6h). Head of Zeus Akraios right / Prow right. VF, grayish-green patina.Jun 19, 2014
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Metropolis (AD 222-235) AE 36 - Severus Alexander116 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE36 (21.30g, 12h). Aurelius Sextus, strategos. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Ares standing facing, head left, holding spear and shield, within tetrastyle temple. Fine, artificial green patina with earthen deposits.Jun 19, 2014
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Alexandreia (AD 250-268) AE 20134 viewsTime of Valerian I to Gallienus, 253-268 AD. AE22 - As (7.07g, 12h). Facing draped bust of Alexandria Troas, head right, wearing mural crown; to left, vexillum inscribed AV/CO / Horse grazing right. EF, black-green and red-brown patina. Ex Armounta Coll.; Ex Baldwin’s 47 (9/2006), lot 134.Jun 19, 2014
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Iuliopolis (AD 198-209) AE 26 - Geta50 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 198-209 AD. AE26 (10.99g, 6h). Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Mên on horseback right. Fine, green patina.Jun 18, 2014
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Kretia-Flaviopolis (AD 193-211) AE 27 - Septimius Severus69 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE27 (11.19g, 7h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Athena standing left, holding patera and spear, shield at her side. VF, green patina, a few cleaning marks.Jun 18, 2014
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Etenna (AD 193-211) AE 32 - Septimius Severus111 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE32 (19.74g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Cult monument decorated with five facing busts, flanked by a statue of Hercules, holding patera, lion skin, and club to the left and a statue of a bearded male figure, holding patera and uncertain object to the right, each set on base. VF, brown patina, minor roughness. Very rare, only two known to von Aulock.

The exact nature of the unusual monument on the reverse, which serves as a recurring type on the coinage of Etenna, is uncertain. While some coins show an abstract design on the face of the monument (see, for example, von Aulock 588) others clearly show a series of facing busts (as on the current coin). We might suppose that this was a pantheistic monument honoring the principal deities of Etenna.
Jun 18, 2014
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Peltai (AD 200-300) AE 2363 viewsImperial Times, 3rd century AD. AE23 (7.10g, 6h). Head of Hercules right, wearing lion skin / Rider on horseback right, holding spear and rein. VF, brown patina.Jun 18, 2014
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Kotiaeion (AD 244-247) AE 17 - Philip II86 viewsPhilip II, as Caesar, 244-247 AD. AE17 (2.15g, 7h). Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / KOTI/AEΩN in two lines within wreath. Good VF, green patina, a few cleaning marks.Jun 18, 2014
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Phokaia (AD 166-177) AE 41 - Commodus73 viewsCommodus, as Caesar, 166-177 AD. AE41 / Medallion (31.02g, 6h). Aulus, son of Marcus, strategos. Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Griffin advancing right. Fine, rough green patina, pierced and plugged at 2h.Jun 18, 2014
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Kyzikos (AD 100-200) AE 20126 viewsImperial Times, 2nd century AD. AE20 (4.20g, 6h). Wreathed and draped bust of Kore right / Panther standing right, placing paw on krater. Near VF, brown surfaces.1 commentsJun 18, 2014
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Nikomedeia (AD 198-217) AE 23 - Caracalla61 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE23 (6.40g, 1h). Radiate head right / Demeter standing left, holding grain ears and torch. VF, green patina.Jun 18, 2014
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Nikomedeia (AD 81-96) AE 25 - Domitian73 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE25 (8.99g, 7h). AVT ΔOMITIANOΣ KAIΣAP ΣEB ΓEP, radiate head of Domitian right / H MHTPOΠOΛIΣ KAI ΠPOTH BEIΘVNIAΣ, turreted head of Tyche left; (NKO)–(MH) across field. VF, green patina, two old scrapes on reverse. Unpublished variant of an extremely rare type.Jun 18, 2014
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Nikaia (AD 177-192) AE 24 - Commodus45 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE24 (7.93g, 8h). Bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Homer seated left, holding scroll, resting arm on seat. Fine, green patina.Jun 18, 2014
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Iuliopolis (AD 198-209) AE 27 - Geta50 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 198-209 AD. AE27 (9.95g, 12h). Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Zeus seated left, holding patera and scepter. VF, red-brown and olive-green patina, minor cleaning marks.Jun 18, 2014
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Kalchedon (AD 100-200) AE 1990 viewsImperial Times, 2nd century AD. AE19 (4.68g, 6h). Laureate head of Apollo right; laurel branch before / Lyre. VF, green patina, cleaning marks.Jun 18, 2014
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Karallia (AD 254-268) AE 33 - Salonina77 viewsSalonina, Augusta, 254-268 AD. AE33 - 11 Assaria (18.99g, 1h). Draped bust right, wearing stephane; IA (mark of value) before / Tyche seated left of rocks, holding two poppies. VF, green patina. Ex Krizan Coll.; ex Levante Coll. (CNG Elec. Auc. 106 (1/2005), lot 188).Jun 17, 2014
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Apameia (AD 193-235) AE 1699 viewsTime of the Severans, 193-235 AD. AE16 (2.32g, 5h). Turreted and draped bust of Tyche right / Hekate triformis, holding torch in each hand. VF, green patina. Fine style.

Although perhaps originally conceived as cthonic goddess similar to Artemis, in Greek mythology Hekate was transformed into a nefarious deity associated with witches, ghosts, and curses. The origin of her cult can perhaps be traced to Caria, where her most prominent cult site of Lagina was located and where names stemming from Hekate (itself apparently derived from Hekatos, or “far-shooting”, an epithet of Apollo) are well–attested. From at least the Classical period she was shown in triplicate form as a goddess of the crossroads, comparable to the Roman Trivia, whose image was set up at boundaries to keep out evil spirits.
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Bargylia (BC 27-AD 14) AE 20 - Augustus81 viewsAugustus(?), 27 BC-14 AD. AE20 (6.85g, 12h). Bare head of Augustus(?) right / Veiled and draped facing bust of Artemis Kindyas. Near VF, green patina, cleaning marks, encrustation around obverse edge. Extremely rare.Jun 17, 2014
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Tmolos (AD 128-137) AE 19 - Sabina97 viewsSabina, Augusta, 128-136/7 AD. AE19 (4.46g, 7h). Draped bust right, wearing stephane / Apollo standing right, holding bow and arrow. Near VF, green patina. Fine style portrait. Rare.

For a general introduction to the city of Tmolus and its coinage see Clive Foss, “A neighbor of Sardis: the city of Tmolus and its successors,” Classical Antiquity, vol. 1, no. 2 (Oct. 1982), pp. 178-201. While some of the city’s pseudo-autonomous issues are problematic to date, it appears that Tmolus first gained the right to coin in her name under Hadrian (Foss p. 180). Coinage with imperial portraits from his reign appears in three denominations: the current issue in the name of Sabina being the smallest denomination, the rare type of Antinous serving as a double (Blum p. 51, 1), and a type in the name of Hadrian and Aelius (Triton XV, lot 1393), which has only recently come to light, valued at one and a half times the current type. Tmolus issued coinage very sporadically and it is doubtful that a mint was established for such a small output, with nearby Sardis being a logical point of production.
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Bithynia Uncertain (AD 81-96) AE 16 - Domitian60 views(Prusias ad Hypium?) Domitian, 81-96 AD. AE16 (2.60g, 6h). Laureate head right / Arete standing left, holding spear. VF, green patina. Extremely rare, only one cited in RPC II (in the Staatliche Museen, Berlin), none in supplement. Possibly the second known and the finer of the two.Jun 17, 2014
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Elaiousa-Sebaste (AD 238-244) AE 31- Gordian III 62 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE34 (24.52g, 7h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Zeus standing facing, head left, holding Nike on globe and scepter. Good Fine, stripped brown surfaces, now retoning, pitting. Ex Krizan Coll.Jun 17, 2014
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Elaiousa-Sebaste (AD 193-217) AE 23 - Julia Domna53 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE23 (8.37g, 1h). Draped bust right; countermarks: cult statue within circular incuse (x2) / Mummiforn cult statue on globe within distyle shrine. VF, dark green patina, stress cracks caused by countermarking. Ex Krizan Coll.Jun 17, 2014
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Isaura (AD 198-217) AE 25 - Caracalla91 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE25 (6.75g, 6h). Laureate and cuirassed bust right / Emperor standing right, holding spear and clasping hands with Apollo standing left, holding laurel branch; between them, hind standing right. Good VF, green patina, minor roughness. Ex Krizan Coll.; ex CNG Elec. Auc. [??] (8/2000), lot 60234.Jun 17, 2014
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Eirenopolis (AD 161-180) AE 28 - Marcus Aurelius & Faustina II37 viewsMarcus Aurelius, with Faustina Junior, 161-180 AD. AE28 (13.38g, 6h). Dated CY 119 (170/1 AD). Bareheaded and draped bust of Marcus Aurelius right / Diademed and draped bust of Faustina Junior right; ΘIP (date) in legend. Near VF, earthen green patina, roughness. Ex Krizan Coll.Jun 17, 2014
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Hieropolis-Kastabala (AD 251-253) AE 28 - Volusian52 viewsVolusian, 251-253 AD. AE28 (15.59g, 12h). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Tyche standing facing, head left, holding rudder and cornucopia. VF, green patina, roughness. Ex Krizan Coll.; ex Levante Coll. (CNG Elec. Auc. 90 (5/2004), lot 211.Jun 17, 2014
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Hieropolis-Kastabala (AD 218-222) AE 27 - Elagabalus55 viewsElagabalus, 218-222 AD. AE27 (11.03g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Prize-crown between two lighted torches. Near VF, green patina, roughness. Ex Krizan Coll.; ex Levante Coll. (CNG Elec. Auc. 90 (5/2004), lot 210).Jun 17, 2014
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