Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

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Seleukeia (BC 200-1) AE 2479 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 24143 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 Aurelius82 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 - Gallienus105 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 - Geta104 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 II117 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 17144 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 Alexander156 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 20169 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 - Geta84 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 Severus99 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 Severus148 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.
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Peltai (AD 200-300) AE 2397 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 II122 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 - Commodus107 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 20182 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 - Caracalla94 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 - Domitian105 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 - Commodus76 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 - Geta85 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 19124 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 - Salonina119 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 16136 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 - Augustus116 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 - Sabina129 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 - Domitian95 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 98 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 Domna90 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 - Caracalla133 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 II73 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 - Volusian87 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 - Elagabalus91 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 - Diadumenian110 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 Severus82 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 Decius77 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 Verus80 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 Severus96 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 Pius95 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 I79 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 - Tranquillina93 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 - Maximus74 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 I85 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 Verus110 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 I110 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 Gallus107 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 - Plautilla103 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 2199 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 - Caracalla102 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 - Gallienus86 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 I81 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 Severa90 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 Mamaea77 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 Mamaea80 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 Alexander74 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 Alexander95 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 Gallus95 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 I77 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 Alexander99 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 Severus84 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 Alexander115 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 Alexander76 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 Alexander80 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 Severa98 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 305 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 - Nero113 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 Niger258 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 Severus183 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 - Trajan129 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 - Gallienus113 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 2094 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 Decius98 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 - Geta80 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 - Domitian105 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 Pius150 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 - Caracalla159 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 2291 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 Decius104 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 - Plautilla122 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 - Salonina171 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 Severus105 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 Verus144 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 - Augustus134 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 - Trajan106 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 I120 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 - Commodus91 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 Severus140 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 - Caracalla141 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 I108 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 - Salonina102 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 17131 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 23195 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 - Caracalla138 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 - Nerva142 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 - Gallienus95 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 II83 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 Severus114 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 - Caligula168 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 II133 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 - Geta119 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 - Commodus124 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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