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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

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Amisos (AD 117-138) Drachm - Hadrian171 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Drachm (2.91g, 18mm, 6h). Dated CY 165 (133/4 AD). Laureate head left / Demeter standing left, holding grain ears and long torch. VF, lightly toned. Scarce.Jun 14, 2014
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Anazarbos (AD 238-244) AE 36 - Gordian III 49 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE36 / Hexassarion (23.68g, 12h). Dated CY 262 (243/4 AD). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Tyche seated left on rocks; at feet, half-length figure of river-god Pyramus swimming left. VF, reddish-brown and green patina. Well centered on a broad flan.Jun 14, 2014
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Kyzikos (AD 253-268) AE 24 - Gallienus53 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE24 (7.16g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / K[Y]/ZIKHN/ΩN NЄOKOP/ΩN (with Z retrograde) in five lines within wreath. Unpublished in the standard references without the inclusion of the name of a strategos in the wreath. Near Fine, green patina, some porosity. Ex Liles coll.Jun 14, 2014
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Kyzikos (AD 253-268) AE 27 - Gallienus46 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE27 (9.17g, 6h). Hermolaos, strategos. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Athena standing left, holding Nike and scepter. Good VF, green and brown, some roughness. Ex Liles coll.Jun 14, 2014
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Kyzikos (AD 253-260) AE 24 - Valerian I56 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE24 (6.63g, 12h). Apollonidos, strategos. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Altar between two serpents coiled about lighted torches. VF, red and green patina. Ex Liles coll.Jun 14, 2014
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Kyzikos (AD 218-222) AE 33 - Elagabalus65 viewsElagabalus, 218-222 AD. AE33 (17.93g, 6h). Julius Phrou[...], strategos. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Hercules seated left on rocks, holding club. Good Fine, red and green patina, minor roughness. This magistrate unlisted in Leschorn. Ex Liles coll.Jun 14, 2014
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Kyzikos (AD 217-218) AE 24 - Macrinus88 viewsMacrinus, 217-218 AD. AE24 (8.99g, 7h). Laureate and cuirassed bust right / Octastyle temple. Good Fine, green-brown patina. Rare. Ex Liles coll.Jun 14, 2014
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Kyzikos (AD 177-192) AE 23 - Commodus94 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE23 (4.90g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Calf walking right. Near VF, green patina, porosity and minor metal flaws. Ex Liles coll.Jun 14, 2014
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Kyzikos (AD 138-161) AE 34101 viewsTime of Antoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE34 (24.38g, 6h). Homonoia with Ephesos. Cl. Severus, strategos. Wreathed and draped bust of Kore Soteira right / On left, cult statue of Artemis Ephesia facing; on right, Demeter advancing right, head left, holding two torches. Near VF, green patina, roughness. Rare. Ex Liles coll.; ex CNG 51 (9/1999), lot 806.

Homonoia between cities proclaimed their commonality of interests, like that of "sister-cities" in the modern world, and was based on political, economic and religious connections. The cities of Asia Minor preserved this tradition under the Roman Empire, with an extensive interlinked system of such commonalities. Among the cities participating in homonoia, Ephesus seems to have been the most popular, undoubtedly due to its status as the principal cult center of Artemis. Cyzicus, an economic powerhouse due to its location on the southern shore of the Propontis, dominated the trade routes between the Black Sea and the Aegean since the Classical period. Thus, a reciprocal alliance between the major regional trader and the cult site would benefit each other immensely.
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B90335 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.57g, 12h, 9mm). Wreathed head of young Dionysos right / Facing large bald head of satyr with small ‘ears’ and close cropped beard and moustache, all within linear square. Good VF. Carr coll.

There are seven general reverse varieties/types for Bodenstedt 90. This is the first known from an auction of what we can call "type 7."
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Selinos (AD 198-209) AE 20 - Geta31 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 198-209 AD. AE20 (4.01g, 6h). Bare head right / Artemis advancing right, drawing arrow from quiver and holding bow. Good VF, green patina with earthen highlights, ragged edge. Ex Krizan coll.Jun 13, 2014
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Seleukeia (AD 244-249) AE 31 - Otacilia Severa 46 viewsOtacilia Severa, Augusta, 244-249 AD. AE31 (16.05g, 12h). Draped bust right, wearing stephane; countermark: KA monogram / Nike standing left on globe, holding wreath and palm frond. VF, tan surfaces with a few areas of red and green, edge split. Ex Krizan coll.Jun 13, 2014
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Ninika-Klaudiopolis (AD 235-238) AE 24 - Maximinus32 viewsMaximinus I, 235-238 AD. AE24 (7.52g, 12h). Laureate head right / Athena standing left, holding Nike and resting on shield. Good VF, dark brown patina with a few red spots, light earthen highlights around the devices. Ex Krizan coll.Jun 13, 2014
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Mopsos (AD 218-222) AE 30 - Elagabalus36 viewsElagabalus, 218-222 AD. AE30 (11.62g, 6h). Dated CY 287 (220/1 AD). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Male figure (Mospus?) standing left, holding branch in right hand; ЄT ZΠC (date) across field), altar to lower right. VF, brown patina, some roughness around edges. Ex Krizan coll.Jun 13, 2014
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Lyrbe (AD 249-251) AE 23 - Trajan Decius53 viewsTrajan Decius, 249-251 AD. AE23 (6.11g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Tyche standing left, holding rudder set on globe and cornucopia. VF, dark brown patina. Ex Krizan coll.; Levante coll. (CNG Elec. Auc. 90 (5/ 2004), lot 225); Hans von Aulock coll.Jun 13, 2014
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Laertes (AD 222-235) AE 23 - Julia Mamaea42 viewsJulia Mamaea, Augusta, 222-235 AD. AE23 (7.28g, 1h). Draped bust right / Demeter standing left, holding patera and torch. VF, green patina with some flaking on the high points. Ex Krizan coll.Jun 13, 2014
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Laertes (AD 138-161) AE 24 - Antoninus Pius38 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE24 (8.54g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust left / Apollo Sidetes standing left, holding branch over tripod and scepter. VF, black patina, light roughness. Very rare. Ex Krizan coll.Jun 13, 2014
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Perge (AD 161-169) AE 34 - Lucius Verus74 viewsLucius Verus, 161-169 AD. AE34 (25.97g, 12h). Laureate bust left, slight drapery / ΠЄPΓAIΩ-N, galley sailing left over waves; large Triton ornament at prow, eight rowers on deck, steersman and two signa at stern; in exergue, from left to right: two fish, dolphin, and either a third fish or turtle. Near VF, brown surfaces, minor roughness.

An extremely rare and interesting type. The designs on the coinage of Perge are principally devoted to religious subjects, particularly to Artemis, who had an important cult center at Perge. This galley type, very reminiscent of ships on some Hadrianic sestertii, presumably alludes to the importance of Perge as a center of maritime trade. We see the type repeated on an equally rare issue of Septimius Severus (see here).
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Stratonikeia (AD 193-211) AE 25 - Septimius Severus72 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE25 (7.50g, 6h). Laureate head right / Tyche-Homonoia standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. Good VF, green-brown patina.Jun 13, 2014
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Maionia (AD 54-68) AE 15 - Nero57 viewsNero, 54-68 AD. AE15 (2.56g, 12h). Laureate head of Nero right / Draped bust of Mên right, with crescent at shoulders. VF, green patina.Jun 13, 2014
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Kaisareia (AD 241-244) Drachm - Tranquillina211 viewsTranquillina, Augusta, 241-244 AD. AR Drachm (3.12g, 16mm, 12h). Dated RY 5 of Gordian III (241/2 AD). Draped bust right, wearing stephane / Mt. Argaeus; pellet to upper right, ЄT Є (date) in exergue. VF, toned, porous surfaces.Jun 13, 2014
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Kaisareia (AD 238-244) Drachm - Gordian III84 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AR Drachm (3.62g, 17mm, 12h). Dated RY 5 (241/2 AD). Laureate head right / Mt. Argaeus; pellet to upper right, ЄT Є (date) in exergue. Good VF, toned, minor porosity.Jun 13, 2014
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Kaisareia (AD 238-244) Drachm - Gordian III70 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AR Drachm (3.89g, 17mm, 6h). Dated RY 4 (240/1 AD). Laureate head right / Mt. Argaeus; ЄT Δ (date) in exergue. Good VF, toned, minor porosity.Jun 13, 2014
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Kaisareia (AD 238-244) Drachm - Gordian III57 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AR Drachm (3.31g, 16mm, 12h). Dated RY 4 (240/1 AD). Laureate head right / Mt. Argaeus; pellet to upper left, ЄT Δ (date) in exergue. Good VF, toned, minor porosity.Jun 13, 2014
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Kaisareia (AD 238-244) Drachm - Gordian III78 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AR Drachm (3.27g, 17mm, 12h). Dated RY 4 (240/1 AD). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Mt. Argaeus surmounted by star; B NЄ across upper field; ЄT Δ (date) in exergue. Good VF, toned, porosity.Jun 13, 2014
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Kaisareia (AD 238-244) Drachm - Gordian III74 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AR Drachm (3.27g, 17mm, 12h). Dated RY 4 (240/1 AD). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Mt. Argaeus surmounted by star; B NЄ across upper field; ЄTOYC Δ (date) in exergue. VF, toned, minor porosity.Jun 13, 2014
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Kaisareia (AD 198-209) Drachm - Geta82 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 198-209 AD. AR Drachm (2.76g, 18mm, 12h). Struck RY 12 of Septimius Severus (203/4 AD). Bareheaded and draped bust right / Mt. Argaeus surmounted by star; ЄT IB (date) in exergue. VF, toned, minor porosity.Jun 13, 2014
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Kaisareia (AD 198-217) Drachm - Caracalla56 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AR Drachm (3.49g, 16mm, 12h). Dated RY 14 of Septimius Severus (205/6 AD). Laureate and bearded head right / Mt. Argaeus surmounted by star; ЄT IΔ (date) in exergue. VF, toned, light porosity.Jun 13, 2014
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Kaisareia (AD 196-198) Drachm - Caracalla112 viewsCaracalla, as Caesar, 196-198 AD. AR Drachm (3.15g, 17mm, 6h). Dated RY 5 of Septimius Severus (196/7 AD). Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Mt. Argaeus surmounted by star; crescent to upper left, ЄT •Є• (date) in exergue. Near VF, toned, minor porosity.Jun 13, 2014
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Kaisareia (AD 193-211) Drachm - Septimius Severus69 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AR Drachm (3.18g, 17mm, 12h). Dated RY 18 (209/10 AD). Laureate bust right, slight drapery / Mt. Argaeus surmounted by star; ЄT IH (date) in exergue. VF, toned, obverse die break.Jun 13, 2014
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Kaisareia (AD 193-211) Drachm - Septimius Severus81 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AR Drachm (3.10g, 17mm, 12h). Dated RY 14 (205/6 AD). Laureate head right / Mt. Argaeus surmounted by star; ЄT IΔ (date) in exergue. VF, toned, porous.Jun 13, 2014
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Kaisareia (AD 193-211) Drachm - Septimius Severus87 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AR Drachm (3.10g, 17mm, 12h). Dated RY 13 (204/5 AD). Laureate head right / Mt. Argaeus surmounted by star; ЄT IΓ (date) in exergue. VF, toned, light porosity.Jun 13, 2014
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Kaisareia (AD 177-192) Drachm - Commodus107 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AR Drachm (4.26g, 20mm, 11h). Struck 181-182 AD. Laureate head right / Mt. Argaeus surmounted by star. VF, minor porosity.Jun 13, 2014
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Seleukeia (AD 222-235) AE 31 - Severus Alexander64 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE31 (14.63g, 12h). Radiate and cuirassed bust right; countermark: annulet within Δ within triangular incuse / Dionysus, his panther skin over his arm and extending behind him, holding thyrsus in right hand and cantharus from which he pours wine in left, driving biga of panthers right; to right, Silenus kneeling right, his head and upper body turned to left. Near VF, earthen green patina. Rare.Jun 13, 2014
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Antiocheia (AD 238-244) AE 35 - Gordian III70 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE35 (27.69g, 5h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Mên standing facing, head right, with left foot on bucranium, holding scepter and Nike on globe; cock in left field, column in right. Good VF, brown patina.Jun 13, 2014
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Antiocheia (AD 238-244) AE 32 - Gordian III84 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE32 (26.76g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Gordian on horseback right, hurling spear at lion below. VF, green patina on the obverse, reverse mostly brown with a few spots of red.Jun 13, 2014
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Aigai (AD 69-79) AE 17 - Titus & Domitian149 viewsTitus & Domitian, as Caesars, 69-79 AD and 69-81 AD. AE17 (4.90g, 12h). Apollonios, son of Nemeonikos, magistrate. Laureate head of Titus right, facing bareheaded and draped bust of Domitian left / Apollo standing right, holding taenia and laurel branch; countermark: X within circular incuse. Near VF, dark brown patina with earthen deposits.Jun 13, 2014
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Phokaia (AD 178-182) AE 27 - Crispina72 viewsCrispina, Augusta, 178-182 AD. AE27 (11.18g, 12h). Draped bust right / Female seated left on cuirass, holding uncertain object and scepter; shield resting against cuirass. VF, dark greenish-brown patina, some old scratches.Jun 13, 2014
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Kaisareia (AD 238-244) Drachm - Gordian III121 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AR Drachm (3.32g, 18mm). Obverse brockage. Uncertain date. AV KAI M ANT ΓOPΔIANOC, laureate head right / Incuse and reverse of obverse. VF, lightly toned, surface porosity.Jun 13, 2014
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Saitta (AD 241-244) AE 21 - Tranquillina61 viewsTranquillina, Augusta, 241-244 AD. AE21 / Diassarion (4.44g, 6h). ΦΟVΡ ΤΡΑΝΚVΛΛЄΙΝΑ CΑ, draped bust right, wearing stephane and with her hair bound up at the back / CΑΙΤΤΗΝΩΝ ΥΛΛΟC, the river god Hyllos reclining to left. Dark grey-green patina. Very fine.Jun 11, 2014
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Kilbianoi Superiores (AD 82-96) AE 16 - Domitia58 viewsDomitia, Augusta, 82-96 AD. AE16 / Hemiassarion (?) (3.04g, 6h). ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑ CЄΒΑCΤΗ, draped bust of Domitia to right / [ΚΙΛΙΒΙ]ΑΝ ΤΩΝ ΑΝΩ, stag standing right. Olive green patina. Very fine.Jun 11, 2014
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Antiocheia (AD 81-96) AE 24 - Domitian61 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE24 (6.85g, 12h). ΔOMITIANOC KAICAP CEBACTOC ΓEPMANIKOC, laureate head right / EΠIMEΛH KΛ AΓΛAOY ΦPOYΓI ANTIOXE, Dyonisos standing left, leaning on column, holding cantharus and thyrsus. VF. Scarce. Tricarico coll.Jun 04, 2014
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Mytilene (BC 521-478) EL Hekte - B13252 viewsca 521-478 BC. EL Hekte (2.54g, 7h, 10mm). Head of roaring lion facing right / Incuse head of calf facing right; rectangular punch behind. VF. May 30, 2014
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Mytilene (BC 521-478) EL Hekte - B12 var317 viewsca 521-478 BC. EL Hekte (2.58g). Head of roaring lion facing left / Incuse head of calf facing left; rectangular punch behind. EF.

This is an unrecorded variant of Bodenstedt 12 with the lion facing left instead of right.
May 30, 2014
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Mytilene (BC 454-427) EL Hekte - B37 Fourrée174 viewsca 454-427 BC. EL Hekte (2.539g, 6h, 10.2mm). Diademed head of Silenos right / Confronted rams heads, palmette above. F. Carr coll.

Fourrées of Mytilene electrum coinage are rare as it appears that the penalty of forgery was death. This is a well preserved fourrée with the bronze core completely exposed. Of note is the weight of the coin does not betray this coin as a forgery (in contrast see B85 fourrée on this website).
May 29, 2014
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B85 Fourrée133 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.17g, 12h, 10mm). Young male head right, wearing tainia with frontal horn / Female head right, hair in sphendone, within linear square. Good VF. Carr coll.

Fourrées of Mytilene electrum coinage are rare as it appears that the penalty of forgery was death. This is a well preserved fourrée with the plating broken in several places but the overall appearance is still that of an electrum coin. The weight, as well as the broken plating, reveal the coin to be a fourrée.
May 29, 2014
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Mytilene (BC 412-378) EL Hekte - B72146 viewsca 412-378 BC. EL Hekte (2.6g, 10mm). Head of Athena right, wearing Attic helmet, the side-flap turned up / Lion-scalp facing in thin square frame, the whole in incuse square. Good VF. Carr coll.

Six known to Bodenstedt. A further seven examples have appeared at auction.
May 29, 2014
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Mytilene (BC 454-427) EL Hekte - B5693 viewsca 454-427 BC. EL Hekte (2.56g, 10mm). Laureate head of Apollo right / Head of cow right within incuse square. Unusually good VF for type. Carr coll.

Twenty four known to Bodenstedt. A further thirty examples have appeared at auction.
May 29, 2014
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Mytilene (BC 454-427) EL Hekte - B40114 viewsca 454-427 BC. EL Hekte (2.56g, 10mm). Male head right, wearing taenia / Corinthian helmet right; M before, all within linear square. Good VF. Carr coll.

Eight known to Bodenstedt. A further ten examples have appeared at auction.
May 29, 2014
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Mytilene (BC 454-427) EL Hekte - B39124 viewsca 454-427 BC. EL Hekte (2.50g, 11mm). Bare male head right / Head of calf right within incuse square. Carr coll.

Eleven known to Bodenstedt. A further eighteen examples have appeared at auction.
May 29, 2014
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Mytilene (BC 521-478) EL Hekte - B16 var263 viewsca 521-478 BC. EL Hekte (2.50g, 11h). Ram’s head, facing left; below, cock running right / Incuse lion’s head facing right. F.

This is a variant of Bodenstedt 16 in as much as the ram’s head faces left instead of right. Possibly unique as it is the only one to appear at auction and no other example appears in standard references.
May 29, 2014
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B80135 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.51g). Female head, facing right / Head of Athena with Corinthian helmet, facing right. aVF.

Six known to Bodenstedt, no examples appear to have been sold at auction.
May 29, 2014
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Mytilene (BC 521-478) EL Hekte - B06353 viewsca 521-478 BC. EL Hekte (2.573g). Galloping boar left / Incuse lions head with gaping jaws, left. EF.

Three known to Bodenstedt, no examples appear to have been sold at auction.
May 29, 2014
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B97136 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.54g, 2h, 10mm). Veiled and wreathed head of Demeter right / Kithara with fillet within linear square. EF.

One known to Bodenstedt, one further example has been sold at auction – this coin.
May 28, 2014
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B89105 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.55g, 12h). Wreathed head of Dionysos right / Wreathed head of Persephone right in linear square . Good VF.

Ten known to Bodenstedt, seven further examples have been sold at auction.
May 28, 2014
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B84214 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.55g). Head of nymph facing right. The hair above the forehead in a sphendone. Front of the ear, a spiral curl / Amphora with volute handles. EF.

One known to Bodenstedt, one further example has been sold at auction – this coin.
May 28, 2014
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Mytilene (BC 412-378) EL Hekte - B71168 viewsca 412-378 BC. EL Hekte (2.49g). Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet / Head of Pharnabazos right, wearing satrapal headdress, within linear square within incuse square. VF.

Thirteen known to Bodenstedt, a further thirteen examples have been sold at auction.
May 28, 2014
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Mytilene (BC 454-427) EL Hekte - B47133 viewsca 454-427 BC. EL Hekte (2.49g). Head of a bearded Silenos with animal ears and bald / Lion’s head with Knuur-gesture from the front. About VF.

Two known to Bodenstedt, one further example has been sold at auction – this coin.
May 28, 2014
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Mytilene (BC 454-427) EL Hekte - B46190 viewsca 478-455 BC. EL Hekte (2.48g, 6h, 11mm). Female head right, wearing sakkos / Two herms facing, one male, one female, within linear border; all within shallow incuse square. Good F.

Six known to Bodenstedt, one further example has been sold at auction – this coin.
May 28, 2014
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Mytilene (BC 477-455) EL Hekte - B31157 viewsca 478-455 BC. EL Hekte (2.60g, 1h, 11mm). Laureate head of Apollo right / Incuse head of Artemis (?) right wearing sphendone. About VF. Carr coll.

One known to Bodenstedt, one further example has been sold at auction – this coin.
May 28, 2014
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Mytilene (BC 477-455) EL Hekte - B27185 viewsca 478-455 BC. EL Hekte (2.48g, 9h, 10mm). Ram's head right with rooster below / Incuse punch of bull's head. Good VF. Ex Ponterio Auc N.Y.I.N.C. (1/2013) lot 200. Carr coll.

Eleven known to Bodenstedt, a further seven examples have been sold at auction.
May 28, 2014
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Mytilene (BC 450) EL Hekte - B-220 viewsca 450 BC. EL Hekte (2.52g). Helmeted head of Athena / Two rams' heads opposed forehead to forehead, between them a palmette, all within incuse square. About EF.

This coin is unknown to Bodenstedt and appears to be unique. The cataloguer of the Gemini sale suggests that the obverse appears to be from a die of trite size but is the same style as the Bodenstedt 55 variant on this website. The reverse appears to be a die match for Bodenstedt 57a. The trite size obverse die may provide evidence to the speculation that there were electrum coins of denominations between Hektes and Staters.
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Mytilene (BC 454-427) EL Hekte - B55 var323 viewsca 454-427 BC. EL Hekte (2.56g). Helmeted head of Athena right / Two confronting female faces overlapping; all within incuse square. Good VF.

This is an unrecorded variety of Bodenstedt 55 with the head of Athena similar to an unknown type - Coin ID #11287, which was a coin sold at the Gemini Auc. IX (1/2012), lot 111.
1 commentsMay 28, 2014
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Kaisareia (AD 193-211) AE 29 - Septimius Severus86 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE29 (14.29g). Dated RY 2 (193/4 AD). Laureate head right / ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟ ΚΑΙCΑΡΙΑC, Agalma of Mt. Argaeus set on altar inscribed ЄT B. VF.May 28, 2014
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Alexandreia (AD 222-235) AE 23 - Severus Alexander87 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE23 (7.17g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / COL - ALE - AV / TRO, perspective view of the distyle temple of Apollo Smintheus with front-side to right. The long-side shows a brickwork, the roof is covered with square plates, clipeus in pediment. Within statue of the god right, holding bow and arrow, quiver on back, tripod at feet. Rare. VF.May 28, 2014
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Akmoneia (AD 235-238) AE 20 - Maximus48 viewsMaximus, as Caesar. 235/6-238 AD. AE20 (3.47g). Draped bust right / A KMO NЄΩN, Demeter standing left, holding grain ears and torch. VF.May 28, 2014
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Sebastopolis-Herakleiopolis (AD 253-268) AE 27 - Gallienus160 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE27 (12.43g). Dated CY 266 (263/4 AD). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Herakles standing right, battling the Nemean lion. Adjustment marks on both sides. GVF.May 28, 2014
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Antiocheia (AD 253-268) AE 29 - Gallienus68 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE29 (11.88g). IMP GALIHNVS PIVS AVΓ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ANTIOCH COL, Pontiff driving yoke of oxen right, plowing pomerium; two signa behind. Rare. VF.May 28, 2014
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Gordos-Iulia (AD 178-192) AE 1757 viewsTime of Commodus, 178-192 AD. AE17 (3.66g). Youthfull bust of Senate right / Dionysos standing left holding cantharus and thyrsos. About very fine.May 28, 2014
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Side (AD 238-244) AE 19 - Gordian III51 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE19 (3.79g). AV K M ANT ΓO PΔIANOC CЄ, laureate and draped bust right / CIΔ H TΩN, Nike advancing left with wreath and palm branch. VF.May 28, 2014
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Ionopolis (AD 164-182) AE 20 - Lucilla163 viewsLucilla, Augusta, 164-182 AD. AE20 (8.07g). Diademed and draped bust right / Artemis advancing right drawing arrow from quiver and holding bow. Fine.May 28, 2014
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Perge (AD 193-211) AE 23 - Septimius Severus66 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE23 (8.72g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermarked, AK and eagle / Cult statue of Artemis Pergaia facing within distyle temple. GF.May 28, 2014
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Mytilene (BC 477-455) EL Hekte - B25141 viewsca 478-455 BC. EL Hekte (2.48g, 10mm). Head of roaring lion right / Calf's head to the left. VF.

Bodenstedt records two examples of this type. A further single examples has appeared in an auction.
May 27, 2014
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Mytilene (BC 521-478) EL Hekte - B21270 viewsca 521-478 BC. EL Hekte (2.5g, 4h, 10mm). Head of ram left; below, cock right / Incuse head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin, rectangular punch behind. VF.

Bodenstedt records eight examples of this type. A further eleven examples have appeared in auction.
May 27, 2014
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Mytilene (BC 521-478) EL Hekte - B15250 viewsca 521 - 478 BC. EL Hekte (2.53g, 10h, 10mm). Forepart of winged boar right / Incuse head of roaring lion right, rectangular punch behind. EF, B dies a/e.

Bodenstedt records thirty-six examples of this type. A further thirty-four examples have appeared in auction.
May 27, 2014
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Mytilene (BC 521-478) EL Hekte - B14243 viewsca 521-478 BC. EL Hekte (2.4g, 10mm). Head of roaring lion right, ΛE to left / Incuse head of calf right. Near EF.

Bodenstedt records thirteen examples of this type. A further nine examples have appeared in auction.
May 27, 2014
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Mytilene (BC 412-378) EL Hekte - B64271 viewsca 412-378 BC. EL Hekte (2.54g, 10mm). Laureate head of young Apollo 3⁄4 facing / Head of an Amazon in Thracian leather helmet with cheek guards to right. gVF. Bodenstedt records four examples of this type - one of which is this coin. A further five examples have appeared in auction. Ex Coll. James et Sneja Velkov, Auc. Jean Vinchon, Paris. 24 (11/1994), lot 138. Ex Bank Leu Auc. 7 (5/1973), lot 220.

The cataloguer of this coin at auction remarks that the obverse is a stylistic copy of the early tetradrachms of Amphipolis. See Kurt Regling, ZfN 33 (1922), p. 48, Anm. 2 and p. 60.
May 27, 2014
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Mytilene (BC 521-478) EL Hekte - B05127 viewsca 521-478 BC. EL Hekte (2.57g, 10mm). Bull running to right. Small head with a vertically positioned ear / Stocky lion roaring head, left, with gaping mouth. EF.

One example is recorded in Bodenstedt and a further one has appeared in auction.
May 25, 2014
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Mytilene (BC 454-427) EL Hekte - B57119 viewsca 454-427 BC. EL Hekte (2.50g, 5h, 10mm). Laureate head of Apollo right / Confronted rams’ heads; floral symbol above; all within incuse square. VF/nVF. Carr coll.

Fourteen examples are recorded in Bodenstedt and a further twelve examples have appeared in auction.
May 25, 2014
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Uncertain (BC 450-400) Dynast 1 - Hemiobol46 viewsca 480-450 BC. AR Hemiobol (7mm, 0.4g). Head of roaring lion left / Symbol within circular incuse. Fine. Rare.May 25, 2014
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Mytilene (BC 450-400) AE 972 viewsca 440-400 BC. AE9 (0.7g). Female head right, hair in sakkos / Quadripartite incuse square. VF.May 25, 2014
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Priapos (BC 300-200) AE 1462 views3rd century BC. AE14 (1.98g, 13-14mm). Laureate head of Apollo right / Cray-fish right, barley grain below. VF. May 25, 2014
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Themisonion (AD 253-268) AE 1950 viewsPseudo-autonomous, 3rd century AD. AE19 (4.2g). Draped bust of Serapis right, wearing kalathos / Isis standing left, holding sistrum and situla. VF. May 25, 2014
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Perperene (AD 147-176) AE 14 - Faustina II83 viewsFausitna II, 147-176 AD. AE14 (2.6g). Draped bust right / Grape bunch. VF. Apparently unpublished.May 25, 2014
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Ephesos (BC 375-325) Tetartemorion74 viewsca 4th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (6mm, 0.2g). Female head left, wearing stephane / Bee. VF. Apparently unpublished.May 25, 2014
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B100c387 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.54g, 12h, 11mm). Laureate head of Apollo right / Head of Artemis right in linear square. EF. Carr coll.

There is no coiled snake/serpent behind the head of Apollo (see B100b) or Artemis (see B100a). Bodenstedt notes that there has been no example emerge that has a serpent/snake on both obverse and reverse. Of this type, fifteen known to Bodenstedt, twenty four others known including this example.
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Mytilene (BC 412-378) EL Hekte - B74208 viewsca 412-378 BC. EL Hekte (2.51g, 4h, 9mm). Head of Artemis-Kybele right, wearing stephane decorated with palmettes/ Head of an African right, wearing stephane, within linear square, in incuse square. Good VF/nVF. Carr coll.

In describing this type, some have suggested that the reverse is a caricature mask of Daktylen, or Telchin, as miner with leather apron (in front of the forehead or a leather cap). Idaic Dactyles were daemonic beings believed to be the first to discover and use metal. Allegedly they were from the Ida Mountains in Phrygia. It has been suggested that there is a correlation to the mythology of Central and Western Europe where dwarfs were also associated with mining and are to be noted in fairy tales such as that of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Fourteen examples are recorded in Bodenstedt and a further twenty examples have appeared in auction.
May 25, 2014
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Mytilene (BC 412-378) EL Hekte - B78240 viewsca 412 - 378 BC. EL Hekte (2.54g, 6h, 10mm). Head of Ariadne left, hair in sakkos decorated with three grape bunches / Lion crouching right, breaking spear in jaws, in linear square within incuse square. Good VF. Ex Ponterio. Carr coll.

Ten examples are recorded in Bodenstedt and a further six examples have appeared in auction.
1 commentsMay 24, 2014
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B86277 viewsca 377 - 326 BC. EL Hekte (2.55g, 6h, 11mm). Helmeted head of Athena facing slightly right, single-pendant earring, and pearl necklace / Head of Hermes right, chlamys around shoulders and petasos behind neck, within linear frame. Good VF. Carr coll.

The petasos, a wide-brimmed hat, is often identified with Hermes. Bodenstedt (p. 267) detects the work of this master engraver also on dies of Rhodes (SNR 51 [1972], pl. 6, 70) and perhaps Klazomenai (SNR 45 [1966], pl. I-II). Forty-one examples are recorded in Bodenstedt and a further forty-one examples have appeared in auction.
May 24, 2014
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B94145 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.6g, 12mm). Laureate head of Apollo right / Lyre within linear square. Good VF. Unusually large flan. Carr coll.

Sixteen examples are recorded in Bodenstedt and fourteen further examples have appeared in auction.
May 24, 2014
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Mytilene (BC 454-427) EL Hekte - B54202 viewsca 454- 427 BC. EL Hekte (2.6g, 11mm). Head of Aktaeon right, ornate ‘hairstyle’ or adornment with ‘hair’ swept back / Gorgoneion facing within linear square. VF. Carr coll.

Thirty-eight examples are recorded in Bodenstedt and forty-five further examples have appeared in auction. There are in fact two types of obverse. This example shows Akateon with an ornate hairstyle or adornment ‘helmet’ – no example so far appears to be better than VF, thus making a definitive description difficult. The most common obverse type has Akateon with close rolls of hair and wearing a stag's horn.
May 24, 2014
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Mytilene (BC 477-455) EL Hekte - B30145 viewsca 478-455 BC. EL Hekte (2.45g, 5h, 11mm). Attic helmeted head of Athena right / Incuse head of facing lion. VF. Ex Velkov coll., Vinchon Auc. (Paris, 11/1994), lot 127. Carr coll.

Six examples of this coin type are recorded in Bodenstedt and eight further examples have appeared in auction.
May 23, 2014
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B103225 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.6g, 11mm). Laureate head of Zeus right / Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin, within linear frame. nEF. Carr coll.

It has been suggested that these are portraits of Philip II as Zeus and Alexander the Great as Herakles. Five examples of this coin type are recorded in Bodenstedt and nine further examples have appeared in auction.
May 22, 2014
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Mytilene (BC 477-455) EL Hekte - B28146 viewsca 478-455 BC. EL Hekte (2.42g, 8h, 10mm). Head of lion right, ΛE below / Incuse head of bull right.

Four examples of this coin type are recorded in Bodenstedt, and nine further examples have appeared in auction with only four recording ΛE on the obverse. gVF. Carr coll.
May 21, 2014
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B-348 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.5g, 10mm). Female head right, hair bound with ribbons / Panathenaic amphora, palm branch to left; all within linear square. gVF/EF. Carr coll.

The reverse depicts an amphora, described as “Panathenaic,” as amphoras of this shape, containing olive oil, were given to winners at the Panathenaic Games in Athens. The palm alongside the amphora is also suggestive of a victory. It has been suggested that in the circumstances of “victory,” the obverse might be a depiction of Nike – the goddess of victory. This coin type is unknown to Bodenstedt, but three examples have appeared in auction. The first and third examples are from the same dies. This current example is the second known and is from different dies.
1 commentsMay 21, 2014
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Mytilene (BC 412-378) EL Hekte - B76135 viewsca 412-378 BC. EL Hekte (2.4g, 11mm). Head of Dionysos facing right, wreathed and bearded with elegantly twirled moustache and finely engraved strands of hair, of archaizing style / Head of Kalathiskos-dance performer in linear square. This example, unusually gVF. Carr coll.

Five known to Bodenstedt, six others known of which this is the sixth. All examples of this type are from the same die pair.
May 18, 2014
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Mytilene (BC 454-427) EL Hekte - B59104 viewsca 454-427 BC. EL Hekte (2.48g, 7h, 11mm). Laureate head of Apollo right / Head of a goat right. VF. Carr coll.

Eight known to Bodenstedt, seven others known of which this is the seventh.
May 17, 2014
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Mytilene (BC 477-455) EL Hekte - B24195 viewsca 478-455 BC. EL Hekte (2.49g, 12h). Head of roaring lion right / Incuse head of calf right. Carr coll.

One of the better struck examples of this type, but with very long tongue. Eight known to Bodenstedt, four others known of which this is the fourth.
May 17, 2014
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Mytilene (BC 412-378) EL Hekte - B64/65142 viewsca 412-378 BC. EL Hekte (2.6g, 11mm). Laureate head of Apollo facing 3/4 slightly right / Head of an Amazon in Thracian leather helmet with cheek guards to right, hair in sakkos. Carr coll.

The reverse appears to be that of Bodenstedt 65 ß. Thus this example could be a hybrid B64/65. On the other hand, this could be an example of a die break which links the reverses of B64 and B65.
May 17, 2014
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B90219 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.51g, 9h). Wreathed head of young Dionysos right/ Facing hairy large head of satyr, bunch of grapes in lower left field within linear square. Carr coll.

There are 6 varieties of reverses for Bodenstedt 90 and of this variety 5 known at time of sale. This coin appears on pages 226 and 227 as plate LN1168 in Joseph Linzalone’s book “Electrum and the Invention of Coinage”. Ex Demetrios Armounta Coll. Ex CNG 75 (5/2007) lot 347; Ex CNG 94 (9/2013), lot 498.
May 16, 2014
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