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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

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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 - Domitian62 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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Hieropolis-Kastabala (AD 217-218) AE 23 - Diadumenian73 viewsDiadumenian, as Caesar, 217-218 AD. AE23 (11.48g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Prize-crown between two lighted torches. VF, green patina, a few cleaning marks. Ex Krizan Coll.; CNG 54 (6/2000), lot 1126.

A close comparison of the dies show that they are the same that were used to strike the Paris specimen. However, the spelling of Antoninus on that coin is ANTONINOC whereas here it is ANTΩNINOC. The Paris specimen appears to have been very carefully tooled.
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Hieropolis-Kastabala (AD 193-211) AE 28 - Septimius Severus46 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE28 (8.80g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Nike advancing right, holding wreath and trophy over shoulder. Near VF, dark green patina. Ex Krizan Coll.Jun 17, 2014
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Flaviopolis (AD 249-251) AE 34 - Trajan Decius42 viewsTrajan Decius, 249-251 AD. AE34 (15.39g, 6h). Dated CY 177 (249/50 AD). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Zeus seated left, holding patera and scepter; at feet to left, eagle standing left, head right; ЄT ZOP (date) in legend. Near VF, dark brown patina, roughness and pitting. Ex Krizan Coll.Jun 17, 2014
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Epiphaneia (AD 161-169) AE 24 - Marcus Aurelius & Lucius Verus44 viewsMarcus Aurelius & Lucius Verus, 161-169 AD. AE24 (13.72g, 12h). Dated CY 229 (161/2 AD). Radiate and cuirassed bust of Marcus Aurelius right / Radiate bust of Lucius Verus right, slight drapery; ΘKC (date) in legend. VF, black patina. Ex Krizan Coll.; ex Levante Coll. (CNG Elec. Auc. 90 (5/2004), lot 200).Jun 17, 2014
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Diokaisareia (AD 193-211) AE 34 - Septimius Severus59 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE34 (19.16g, 12h). Laureate head right / Tyche standing left, holding grain ears, rudder, and cornucopia. VF, brown surfaces, light porosity.Ex Krizan Coll.; ex Levante Coll. (CNG 66 (5/2004), lot 1126).Jun 17, 2014
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Korakesion (AD 138-161) AE 31 - Antoninus Pius55 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE31 (13.24g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Demeter, holding two torches, in biga of serpents to left. Near VF, brown surfaces, a few cleaning marks. Ex Krizan Coll.; ex Levante Coll. (CNG 64 (9/2003), lot 644).Jun 17, 2014
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Kolybrassos (AD 253-260) AE 31 - Valerian I44 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE31 - 11 Assaria (13.88g, 1h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; IA (mark of value) before / Athena standing left, holding spear and shield set on cippus; tree and boar standing right between. VF, dark green patina, light scratches on obverse field, a few pits. Ex Krizan Coll.; ex Berk 110 BBS (9/1999), lot 762.Jun 17, 2014
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Kolybrassos (AD 241-244) AE 18 - Tranquillina54 viewsTranquillina, Augusta, 241-244 AD. AE18 (3.69g, 12h). Draped bust right, wearing stephane / Hermes standing left, holding purse and caduceus. VF, attractive green patina with earthen highlights.Ex Krizan Coll.; ex Levante Coll. (CNG Elec. Auc. 106 (1/2005), lot 202); Ex Sternberg XIII (11/1983), lot 907.

This coin shares its reverse die with the Maximinus and Gordian III (see respectively SNG Levante 334, and SNG Levante Supp. 47).
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Kolybrassos (AD 235-238) AE 22 - Maximus37 viewsMaximus, Caesar, 235/6-238 AD. AE22 (5.60g, 12h). Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Athena standing left, holding spear and shield; olive tree to rigth. VF, green-brown patina. Ex Krizan Coll.Jun 17, 2014
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Kolybrassos (AD 235-238) AE 17 - Maximinus I44 viewsMaximinus I, 235-238 AD. AE17 (2.83g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Hermes standing left, holding purse and caduceus. Good VF, attractive dark green patina. Ex Krizan Coll.; ex Levante Coll. (CNG Elec. Auc. 106 (1/2005), lot 200).

This coin shares it's reverse die with Gordian III and Tranquillina (see respectively SNG Levante Supp. 47 and SNG Levante 338).
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Kestros (AD 161-169) AE 25 - Lucius Verus76 viewsLucius Verus, 161-169 AD. AE25 (15.35g, 1h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust left / Eagle standing facing, head left, on head of bull. Good VF, dark earthen-green patina. Rare. Ex Krizan Coll.; ex Levante Coll. (CNG 64 (9/2003), lot 640).Jun 17, 2014
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Augusta (AD 253-260) AE 29 - Valerian I70 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE29 (13.63g, 12h). Dated CY 234 (253/4 AD). Radiate and cuirassed bust right / Athena standing left, resting hand on grounded shield and holding spear; ΔΛC (date) in legend. VF, brown surfaces, green deposits around the devices, minor pitting. Ex Krizan Coll.Jun 17, 2014
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Augusta (AD 251-253) AE 31 - Trebonianus Gallus67 viewsTrebonianus Gallus, 251-253 AD. AE31 (21.43g, 6h). Dated CY 233 (252/3 AD). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Tyche seated left on rocks, presenting grain ears to female (Livia?) standing right; at Tyche’s feet, river-god Saros swimming left; ЄT ΓΛC (date) in legend. Near VF, green patina, roughness and pitting. Rare. Ex Krizan Coll.

Levante notes that the hairstyle of the female suggests that it is Livia, the wife of Augustus, in whose honor the city was named.
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Augusta (AD 202-205) AE 31 - Plautilla65 viewsPlautilla, Augusta, 202-205 AD. AE31 (19.21g, 12h). Dated CY 182 (201/2 AD). Draped bust right, between star and crescent / Athena advancing left, holding Nike, spear, and shield; BΠ/P (date) to left. VF, dark green patina, a few cleaning marks. Extremely rare, seemingly unpublished and only the second known coin of Plautilla from Augusta. Ex Krizan Coll.

The only other known coin of Plautilla from the mint of Augusta, Karbach 91, is struck from the same obverse die but depicts Artemis on the reverse.
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Augusta (AD 98-117) AE 2160 viewsTime of Trajan, 98-117 AD. AE21 (6.60g, 12h). Dated CY 87 (106/7 AD). Laureate head of Zeus right / Demeter seated left, holding grain ears and torch; ΕTOYΣ ZΠ (date) in legend. Fine, tan surfaces. Ex Krizan Coll.; ex Lindgren Coll.Jun 17, 2014
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Antiocheia (AD 196-198) AE 18 - Caracalla65 viewsCaracalla, as Caesar, 196-198 AD. AE18 (3.94g, 5h). Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust of Caracalla right / Dionysus standing facing, head left, holding cantharus and thyrsus; at feet to left, panther seated left, turning head to catch drops of wine. Near VF, brown-green patina. Rare city and possibly unpublished. Ex Krizan Coll.; Ex Edgar L. Owen 45 (12/1999), lot 3293.Jun 17, 2014
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Anemurion (AD 253-268) AE 21 - Gallienus48 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE21 (6.32g, 6h). Dated RY 2 (254/5 AD). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Artemis advancing right, holding bow in extended hand and drawing arrow from quiver; stag at feet to left; ЄT B (date) in legend. Good VF, tan-brown surfaces. Ex Krizan Coll.; ex Berk BBS 110 (9/1999), lot 763.Jun 17, 2014
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Anemurion (AD 253-260) AE 27 - Valerian I41 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE27 (11.08g, 6h). Dated RY 3 (255/6 AD). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / ANЄ/MOYPI/ЄωN/ ЄT Γ (date) within laurel wreath; cantharus above. VF, dark brown patina, some roughness.Ex Krizan Coll.; ex Medusa Galleries (5/1999), lot 42.Jun 17, 2014
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Anemurion (AD 244-249) AE 24 - Otacilia Severa50 viewsOtacilia Severa, Augusta, 244-249 AD. AE24 (6.12g, 6h). Dated RY 2 of Philip I (245/6 AD). Draped bust right, wearing stephane, set on crescent / Artemis advancing right, holding bow in extended hand and drawing arrow from quiver; stag at feet to left; ЄT B (date) in legend. Near VF, green-brown patina. Ex Krizan Coll.Jun 17, 2014
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Anemurion (AD 222-235) AE 21 - Julia Mamaea35 viewsJulia Mamaea, Augusta, 222-235 AD. AE21 (5.48g, 6h). Dated RY 13 of Severus Alexander (234/5 AD). Draped bust right / Apollo standing facing, head left, holding branch and resting elbow on lyre placed atop short column; ЄT IΓ (date) in legend. Near VF, green patina, some roughness. Ex Krizan Coll.Jun 17, 2014
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Anemurion (AD 222-235) AE 25 - Julia Mamaea42 viewsJulia Mamaea, Augusta, 222-235 AD. AE25 (6.69g, 6h). Dated RY 12 of Severus Alexander (233/4 AD). Draped bust right / Artemis standing right, drawing arrow from quiver and holding bow; at feet to left, stag left, head right; ЄT IB (date) in legend. VF, earthen green patina. Ex Krizan Coll.Jun 17, 2014
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Anemurion (AD 222-235) AE 26 - Severus Alexander37 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE26 (8.78g, 12h). Dated RY 4 (225/6 AD). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Dionysus standing facing, head left, holding cantharus and thyrsus; at feet to left, panther seated left, turning head to catch drops of wine; Є Δ (date) in legend. VF, brown patina. Ex Krizan Coll.; ex Lindgren Coll.Jun 17, 2014
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Anemurion (AD 222-235) AE 31 - Severus Alexander55 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE31 (17.99g, 5h). Dated RY 13 (234/5 AD). Radiate head right / Cult statue of Artemis facing; at feet to left, stag standing left, head right; ЄT ΙΓ (date) in legend. Good VF, black patina, some pitting. Ex Krizan Coll.; ex CNG 53 (3/2000), lot 1131.Jun 17, 2014
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Anazarbos (AD 251-253) AE 25 - Trebonianus Gallus60 viewsTrebonianus Gallus, 251-253 AD. AE25 - Triassarion (11.10g, 5h). Dated year 270 (251/2 AD). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Prize urn containing palm set on table; OC (date) in exergue. VF, earthen green patina. Ex Krizan Coll.Jun 17, 2014
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Anazarbos (AD 235-238) AE 38 - Maximinus I43 viewsMaximinus I, 235-238 AD. AE38 - Hexassarion (20.44g, 2h). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Female figure standing facing, head left, before bull standing left, holding bipennis over shoulder. Near VF, dark green patina, flan split. Struck on a broad flan. Extremely rare. Ex Krizan Coll.; ex CNG 53 (3/2000), lot 1130.

Ziegler records just two specimens - the Levante specimen and another in the ANS
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Anazarbos (AD 222-235) AE 34 - Severus Alexander67 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE34 - Hexassarion (25.59g, 7h). Dated CY 248 (229/30 AD). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Emperor driving quadriga left; ЄT HMC (date) in exergue. Near VF, green and brown patina, some roughness and scratches. - Ziegler records just two specimens, the Levante specimen and another in the ANS. ; ex Levante Coll. (CNG 64 (9/2003), lot 625); ex Weber Coll.Jun 17, 2014
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Anazarbos (AD 193-211) AE 27 - Septimius Severus43 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE27 - Diassarion(?) (12.71g, 6h). Dated CY 213 (194/5 AD). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Diademed head of Zeus right; date in legend. VF, earthen green patina. Ex Krizan Coll.Jun 17, 2014
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Alexandreia (AD 222-235) AE 26 - Severus Alexander80 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE26 (13.65g, 10h). Dated CY 298 (231/2 AD). Laureate and cuirassed bust right / Tyche standing facing, head left, holding rudder and cornucopia; date in legend. Near VF, brown and tan surfaces, obverse pit. Ex Krizan Coll.; ex Burstein Coll.Jun 17, 2014
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Aigeai (AD 222-235) AE 26 - Severus Alexander38 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE26 (15.65g, 6h). Dated CY 277 (230/1 AD). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Helmeted and draped bust of Athena left; Z/O/C (date) to left. Near VF, green patina, a few pits. Ex Krizan Coll.Jun 17, 2014
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Hierapolis (AD 222) AE 29 - Severus Alexander42 viewsSeverus Alexander, as Caesar, 222 AD. AE29 (7.45g, 6h). Bareheaded and cuirassed bust right / Tyche standing facing, head left, holding rudder and cornucopia. VF, dark green, almost black, patina.Jun 16, 2014
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Magnesia ad Sipylos (AD 244-249) AE 24 - Otacilia Severa61 viewsOtacilia Severa, Augusta, 244-249 AD. AE24 (5.34g, 6h). Draped bust right, wearing stephane, set on crescent / Kybele seated left, holding patera and scepter; at her feet to left, lion seated left. VF, brown patina, hard green deposits, flan flaw on neck.Jun 16, 2014
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Ephesos (AD 117-138) AE 36 - Hadrian 266 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE36 - Medallion (33.62g, 12h). Struck 129 AD(?). ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC ΚΑ-ICΑΡ ΟΛΥΜΠΙΟC, laureate and cuirassed bust right wearing aegis / Cult statue of Diana of Ephesus within ornate octostyle temple. Near VF, dark green surfaces, minor roughness.

The emperor Hadrian was granted many honorific titles by the Greeks, including "Savior," "Founder," "New Dionysus," "New Heracles," "Panhellenius," and "Savior of the World," but the epithet "Olympius" is perhaps the most presumptuous. During Hadrian’s visits to Athens early in AD 129, he visited the massive Temple of Zeus Olympius (also known as the Olympeion). The Historia Augusta reports that at this time Hadrian dedicated an altar to himself, by virtue of which he seems to have elected himself a god and to have invested himself with the powers of the Olympian Zeus. This issue was possibly struck on the occasion of Hadrian’s visit to Ephesos later the same year.
Jun 16, 2014
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Nikaia (AD 54-68) AE 19 - Nero79 viewsNero, 54-68 AD. AE19 (4.39g, 6h). Attius Laco, proconsul. Struck circa 54 AD. Bare head right / Garlanded altar inscibed with KA monogram. VF, green patina, a few cleaning marks.

The monogram on the altar on this coin is quite clear, showing that it is composed of the letters KA. RPC only mentions that the altar is inscribed with a K.
Jun 16, 2014
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Kaisareia (AD 193-194) Drachm - Pescennius Niger214 viewsPescennius Niger, 193-194 AD. AR Denarius - Drachm (2.46g, 18mm, 12h). Caesarea mint. IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IVST AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΔHMAPXI EΞ O VΠATOC, modius with grain ears. Fine, toned, porous, chipped at 12 o’clock from an attempted piercing. Very rare and important issue.

When Pescennius was proclaimed emperor by his troops in AD 193, he knew his reign as emperor would not be peaceful. He quickly set out to issue huge sums of denarii in his name to pay his troops and to win the loyalty of others. To do this, like so many before him, Pescennius reduced the fineness of his denarii to a point that they were equivalent to the Caesarean drachm. This coin provides a direct link to these events, combining a denarius obverse die and a drachm reverse die. This coin also presents clear evidence that both Antioch and Caesarea struck coins for Pescennius.
Jun 16, 2014
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Koinon of Cyprus (AD 193-211) AE 31 - Septimius Severus140 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE31 (16.67g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Temple of Aphrodite at Paphos containing conical xoanon; semicircular courtyard around. Good VF, attractive dark green patina, deposits.Jun 16, 2014
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Koinon of Galatia (AD 98-117) AE 31 - Trajan87 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD. AE31 (24.53g, 6h). Pomponius Bassus, magistrate. Laureate head right / Zeus seated left, holding thunderbolt and scepter; behind throne, eagle standing facing, head left. VF, mottled brown and tan patina, roughness.Jun 16, 2014
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Side (AD 253-268) AE 30 - Gallienus73 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE30 - 11 Assaria (17.63g, 1h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; IA (mark of value) before, eagle with wings spread below / Galley sailing left. VF, rough brown surfaces. Ex Shipp Coll.Jun 16, 2014
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Smyrna (AD 193-235) AE 2058 viewsTime of the Severans, 193-235 AD. AE20 (3.93g, 6h). Head of Zeus Akraios right / Eagle standing facing, head right, holding wreath in beak. VF, grayish-green patina under earthen deposits.Jun 16, 2014
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Ephesos (AD 249-251) AE 16 - Trajan Decius63 viewsTrajan Decius, 249-251 AD. AE16 (2.54g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Wild boar running right, pieced by spear. Good VF, brown patina, light roughness, smoothed red deposits.Jun 16, 2014
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Nikaia (AD 198-209) AE 18 - Geta48 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 198-209 AD. AE18 (3.11g, 1h). Bare head right / Eros standing left, leaning on upside down torch set on low cippus. Near EF, greenish-brown patina. Well struck and well centered on a broad flan.Jun 16, 2014
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Nikaia (AD 81-96) AE 25 - Domitian72 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE25 (8.64g, 6h). Laureate head right / Roma seated left on cuirass, holding wreath in right hand, parazonium in left. VF, green patina.Jun 16, 2014
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Amaseia (AD 138-161) AE 25 - Antoninus Pius111 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE25 (7.37g, 6h). Dated CY 157 (154/5 AD). Laureate head right / Coiled serpent left on cippus; ET PNZ (date) in exergue. VF, brown patina, broad flan, a few small edge splits. Scarce type.Jun 16, 2014
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Koinon of Cyprus (AD 198-217) AE 31 - Caracalla120 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE31 (15.77g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Conical cult xoanon of Aphrodite of Paphos within central distyle tower; tristyle porticoes flanking, each with star above; the entire structure set on low basis; semicircular fencing below. Good VF, variegated green patina, light adjustment marks.Jun 16, 2014
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Termessos (AD 200-270) AE 2256 views3rd century AD. AE22 (7.51g, 12h). Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Solymos right / Solymos seated left. Good VF, red and green patina.Jun 15, 2014
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Attaleia (AD 249-251) AE 24 - Trajan Decius63 viewsTrajan Decius, 249-251 AD. AE24 (6.99g, 12h). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Distyle temple containing cult statue of Artemis Pergaia facing between crescent and star; pellet in pediment. VF, rough brown patina.Jun 15, 2014
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Otros (AD 202-205) AE 20 - Plautilla81 viewsPlautilla. Augusta, 202-205 AD. AE20 (3.51g, 7h). Draped bust right / Demeter standing facing, head left, holding grain ears and long torch. VF, earthen green patina. Ex CNG 66 (5/2004), lot 1083.Jun 15, 2014
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Alexandreia (AD 254-268) AE 19 - Salonina133 viewsSalonina, Augusta, 254-268 AD. AE19 - As (4.02g, 6h). Diademed and draped bust right / Eagle standing facing, head right, on head and neck of bull left. Near EF, dark brown patina. Rare ruler for mint.

Bellinger knew of four types and a total of eleven coins for Salonina from Alexandria Troas, which was a prolific mint during the reign of Valerian and Gallienus. Only one coin of Salonina from this mint is on CoinArchives (CNG e212, lot 177), a Marsyas type from the same obverse die as the current coin.
Jun 15, 2014
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Nikomedeia (AD 193-211) AE 31 - Septimius Severus70 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE31 (17.80g, 2h). Radiate and cuirassed bust right / Prize urn inscribed CЄVHPIA containing palm. VF, green patina, minor roughness. A seemingly rare games type.Jun 15, 2014
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Amaseia (AD 161-169) AE 34 - Lucius Verus103 viewsLucius Verus. 161-169 AD. AE34 (25.96g, 6h). Dated CY 164 (161/2 AD). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Aurelius and Verus standing facing one another, clasping hands. VF, red and green patina, light roughness. Ex CNG 64 (9/2003), lot 589.Jun 15, 2014
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Paphos (BC 27-AD 14) AE 20 - Augustus93 viewsAugustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AE20 (7.67g, 12h). Struck 26 BC. Bare head right / Nike standing left on globe, holding wreath and palm frond. VF, dark green patina, earthen highlights.Jun 15, 2014
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Lykian League (AD 98-117) Drachm - Trajan63 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD. AR Drachm (18mm, 3.31 g, 6h). Struck 98-99 AD. Laureate head right / Owl standing right, head facing, on two lyres. EF, earthen deposits in ear.Jun 15, 2014
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Kotiaeion (AD 235-238) AE 19 - Maximinus I82 viewsMaximinus I, 235-238 AD. AE19 (3.77g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Clasped right hands. Near VF, green patina, smoothed.Jun 15, 2014
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Sardeis (AD 166-177) AE 30 - Commodus51 viewsCommodus, as Caesar, 166-177 AD. AE30 (15.27g, 6h). G. Asinius Frugi, archon. Bareheaded and draped bust right / Facing cult statue of Kore of Sardis; poppy to left, grain ear to right. Near VF, grayish-green patina, earthen deposits.

Only one listed thus far in RPC Online, in a private collection.
Jun 15, 2014
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Amaseia (AD 193-211) AE 29 - Septimius Severus102 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE29 (12.07g, 6h). Dated CY 209 (206/7 AD). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Altar of Zeus Strateus; tree to left, ЄT CΘ (date) in exergue. VF, green patina, pit on obverse.Jun 15, 2014
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Aigeai (AD 198-217) AE 30 - Caracalla102 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE30 (19.46g, 6h). Dated CY 261 (214/5 AD). Laureate head right / Galley right with rowers, standard on prow; ΞC (date) above. Near VF, brown patina, light porosity, minor smoothing.Jun 15, 2014
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Antiocheia (AD 244-249) AE 25 - Philip I69 viewsPhilip I, 244-249 AD. AE25 (10.68g, 12h). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Three standards. VF, brown patina. Ex CNG Elec. Auc. 273 (2/2012), lot 123.Jun 15, 2014
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Side (AD 254-268) AE 30 - Salonina63 viewsSalonina. Augusta, 254-268 AD. AE30 / 10 Assaria (27.28g, 1h). Draped bust right, wearing stephane, set on crescent; I (mark of value) before / Galley sailing left under full sail. VF, dark brown, almost black, patina, minor roughness. Ex Shipp coll.Jun 15, 2014
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Phokaia (AD 253-268) AE 1792 viewsTime of Valerian and Gallienus, circa 253-268 AD. AE17 (3.49g, 6h). Turreted and draped bust of Tyche right / Galley right; caps of the Dioscuri above. VF, brown and green patina. Ex Shipp coll.Jun 15, 2014
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Kyme (AD 253-268) AE 23150 viewsTime of Valerian and Gallienus, ca 253-268 AD. AE23 (5.32g, 6h). Elpidiphorus, magistrate. Draped bust of Syncletus (Senate) right / Isis Pelagia (or Pharia) standing right on quinquereme, holding sail. Good VF, brown patina with earthen highlights, light porosity. Ex Shipp coll.Jun 15, 2014
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Kaisareia (AD 198-217) AE 29 - Caracalla101 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE29 (15.31g, 12h). Dated RY 13 of Septimius Severus (204/5 AD). Laureate head right / Agalma of Mt. Argaeus set on garlanded altar. VF, dark green, almost black, patina.Jun 15, 2014
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Ankyra (AD 96-98) AE 31 - Nerva96 viewsNerva, 96-98 AD. AE31 (20.47g, 7h). Pomponius Bassus, magistrate. Laureate head right / Hexastyle temple with shield in pediment. VF, brown patina, a few light scratches on obverse. Ex Frederick coll.Jun 15, 2014
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Isinda (AD 253-268) AE 21 - Gallienus57 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE21 (5.85g, 12h). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Tyche standing facing, head left, holding rudder and cornucopia. VF, rough brown surfaces. Ex Frederick coll.Jun 15, 2014
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Magydos (AD 253-260) AE 30 - Valerian II42 viewsValerian II, 256-258 AD. AE30 / Decassarion (12.47g, 1h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; I (mark of value) before / Zeus Nicephorus seated left. Good Fine, green patina, edge split, pitting. Ex Frederick coll.Jun 15, 2014
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Ankyra (AD 193-211) AE 32 - Septimius Severus71 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE32 (21.27g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Zeus standing left, holding [anchor?] and scepter; at feet to left, eagle standing left, head right. Good Fine, porous brown surfaces. Ex Frederick coll.Jun 15, 2014
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Philadelphia (AD 37-41) AE 16 - Caligula130 viewsGaius (Caligula), 37-41 AD. AE16 (3.96g, 12h). Hermogenes, victor in the Olympic Games. ΓAIOΣ KAIΣAP, bare head of Caligula right / ΦIΛAΔEΛΦE[ΩN EPMOΓ]ENHΣ OΛVM/[ΠIO]NIKHΣ, jugate, laureat busts of the Dioscuri right; palm branch behind. VF, green and brown patina. Rare.

RPC (p. 492) notes: “A very large number of ‘magistrates’ sign the coins (of Philadelphia) under Caligula: fifteen are certainly attested for his four-year reign. They give themselves various different descriptions and titles: priest of Germanicus, Olympic victor, philopatris, grammateus, and in a number of cases philokaisar. The impression created by this variety is that the persons are mentioned just as individuals rather than as holders of any specific magistracy; alternatively, one might think in terms of a board of some kind, as at Hierapolis.”
Jun 15, 2014
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Ephesos (AD 147-175) AE 25 - Faustina II100 viewsFaustina Junior, Augusta, 147-175 AD. AE31 (23.41g, 7h). Draped bust right, wearing stephane / Facing cult statue of Artemis Ephesia. VF, rough brown patina, deposits. Ex Frederick coll.Jun 15, 2014
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Herakleia Pontika (AD 209-212) AE 30 - Geta84 viewsGeta, 209-211 AD. AE30 (16.59g, 7h). Laureate head right / Hercules standing right, wrestling the Cretan bull. Fine, brown patina, minor porosity.Jun 15, 2014
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Ankyra (AD 177-192) AE 32 - Commodus74 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE32 (19.58g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / She-wolf right, suckling the twins Remus and Romulus. VF, green and reddish-brown patina, areas of corrosion on reverse. Rare. Ex Group CEM.Jun 15, 2014
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Anazarbos (AD 244-249) AE 32 - Philip I74 viewsPhilip I, 244-249 AD. AE32 (17.29g, 12h). Dated CY 263 (244/5 AD). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Koinoboulion seated left, holding cornucopia and tossing pebble in vase; tree to left. VF, green patina, earthen deposits.Jun 15, 2014
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Aspendos (AD 238-244) AE 32 - Gordian III58 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE32 (18.07g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Serapis standing left, raising hand and holding long scepter; lighted altar to left. Near EF, dark green patina. Ex Group CEM.Jun 15, 2014
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Nikomedeia (AD 222-235) AE 21 - Julia Mamaea60 viewsJulia Mamaea, Augusta, 222-235 AD. AE21 (4.75g, 7h). Draped bust right / The hero Astakos advancing right off prow of ship, head left, holding spear in left hand and gesturing for companions to follow with right; rocks in background to left. Fine, earthen brown patina.

Astakos was son of Poseidon and the nymph Olbia and the founder and eponym of the city of Astakos in Bithynia. During the reign of Nicomedes I, Nicomedia was founded nearby to repalce Astakos, and the cult was moved to the new city.
Jun 15, 2014
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Kaisareia (AD 238-244) Tridrachm - Gordian III108 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AR Tridrachm (11.25g, 23mm, 12h). Dated RY 3 (239/40 AD). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Mt. Argaeus; ЄTOVC Γ (date) in exergue; countermark: bust of Tyche right within rectangular incuse. VF, toned. Ex Burstein coll. (not in Peus sale). Unpublished with radiate bust? Jun 14, 2014
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Kaisareia (AD 177-192) AE 28 - Commodus91 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE28 (15.00g, 12h). Dated RY 11 (190 AD). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Agalma of Mt. Argaeus set on altar inscribed ЄT IA (date). VF, green patina.Jun 14, 2014
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Aigeai (AD 117-138) Tridrachm - Hadrian 101 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Tridrachm (11.28g, 23mm, 12h). Dated CY 164 (117/8 AD). Laureate bust of Hadrian right, slight drapery on far shoulder / Amaltheia standing facing, head right, holding cornucopia and infant Zeus, holding wreath; at feet to right, goat kneeling right, head left. Near VF, lightly toned. Rare.Jun 14, 2014
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Dionysopolis (AD 221) AE 28 - Annia Faustina68 viewsAnnia Faustina, Augusta, 221 AD. AE28 (10.71g, 5h). Draped bust right, wearing stephane / Demeter, veiled, standing facing, holding two torches; to left, Telesphorus standing facing; countermark: monogram within circular incuse. Fair, earthen green patina.

Von Aulock only knew of one example for this type, and of only five coins for Annia Faustina from this mint. This coin appears to be the second known and the only in private hands. The monogram on the countermark can be expanded to TO PKA (= year 121, equivalent to AD 243/4). Howgego records that the countermark appears on issues of Laodicea for Julia Domna, Caracalla, Elagabalus, and Severus Alexander as Caesar.
Jun 14, 2014
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Alexandreia (AD 253-260) AE 21 - Valerian I112 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE21 (4.46g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Emperor on horseback left, saluting statue facing right. VF, brown surfaces, minor roughness.Jun 14, 2014
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Alexandreia (AD 222-235) AE 24 - Severus Alexander99 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE24 (7.14g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Hercules wrestling the giant Antaeus, whom he is lifting off the ground. Fine, rough brown and green patina. Rare type which Bellinger only recorded for Septimius Severus and a mature Caracalla.

A giant of Libya and the son of Poseidon and Gaia (the earth goddess), Antaeus would challenge travelers to wrestling matches, easily killing his opponents and collecting their bones to construct a temple to his father. It was en route to the Garden of Hesperides to complete his eleventh labor that Hercules met Antaeus. A wrestling match ensued, but Hercules was unable to finish his opponent as Antaeus regained his strength each time the hero threw him to the ground. Realizing Antaeus’ strength waned as the he left the earth (i.e., the protective realm of his mother), Hercules lifted the giant aloft while crushing him to death.
Jun 14, 2014
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Alexandreia (AD 222-235) AE 24 - Severus Alexander111 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE24 (6.92g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield / Herdsman standing right behind horse grazing right, holding branch and touching horse on head; tree to left. Good Fine, brown and green patina, some roughness.

Possibly unrecorded with this combination of bust and reverse type.
Jun 14, 2014
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Kyzikos (AD 253-268) AE 28 - Gallienus84 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE28 (14.46g, 1h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust left, raising right hand, holding globus in left / Galley under sail to right, with hortator and with six oarsmen. VF, rough dark green patina. Ex Shipp coll.Jun 14, 2014
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Amastris (AD 161-180) AE 26 - Marcus Aurelius86 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE26 (14.49g, 7h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Ram standing right; in background, cippus surmounted by bird (eagle?) right. Fine, porous dark brown surfaces with a partial green patina remaining. Very rare.Jun 14, 2014
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Amisos (AD 117-138) Drachm - Hadrian182 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 50 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 - Gallienus56 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 - Gallienus48 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 I60 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 - Elagabalus67 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 - Macrinus91 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 - Commodus98 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 34106 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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