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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

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Kyzikos (BC 170-150) Tetradrachm 231 viewsca 170-150 BC. AR Tetradrachm (29mm, 16.73g, 12h). Stephanophoric type. Head of Kore Soteira right, wearing oak wreath / Club left; KYZI-KHNΩN above and below; monogram at top and bottom; all within oak wreath. VF, toned, numerous marks under tone on obverse. Very rare. Liles Coll.; ex Hunt Coll. (6/1990), lot 467.Sep 30, 2013
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Kyzikos (BC 200-100) AE 26148 views2nd-1st century BC. AE26 (8.06g, 12h). Laureate head of Apollo right / Tripod; crown-like ornament above, torch below, monogram to outer left. Near EF, attractive green patina with earthen dusting, flan flaw on obverse. Very rare type with this ornament above tripod. Liles Coll.Sep 30, 2013
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Kyzikos (BC 250-200) AE 28104 views3rd century BC. AE28 (15.04g, 1h). Head of Kore Soteira left, hair in sphendone covered with a veil, wearing wreath of grain ears / Boukranion; monogram above; all within wreath of grain ears. VF, dark green and brown patina with patches of red. Very rare. Liles Coll.Sep 30, 2013
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Kyzikos (BC 300-200) AE 19187 views3rd century BC. AE19 (4.55g, 6h). Head of Kore Soteira left, hair in sphendone covered with a veil, wearing wreath of grain ears / Tripod; below, tunny left; grape bunch to left. VF, attractive dark forest green patina. Rare with grapes. Liles Coll.Sep 30, 2013
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Kyzikos (BC 300-200) AE 25158 views3rd century BC. AE25 (13.18g, 10h). Prow right / Boukranion within oak wreath. VF, attractive earthen blue-green patina, some hard red deposits, cleaning scratches, chipping on edge. Liles Coll.Sep 30, 2013
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Kyzikos (BC 460-440) Tetartemorion68 viewsca 450-400 BC. AR Tetartemorion (7mm, 0.25g, 11h). Forepart of boar left / Tunny right above tunny left; all within incuse square. VF, toned. Very rare. Liles Coll.Sep 30, 2013
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Kyzikos (BC 450-400) Hemiobol123 viewsca 450-400 BC. AR Hemiobol (6mm, 0.33g, 1h). Forepart of boar right; to left, tunny upward / Head of lion left; retrograde K to upper left; all within incuse square. VF, toned. Rare. Liles Coll.Sep 30, 2013
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Kyzikos (BC 530-480) Trihemiobol133 viewsca 480-450 BC. AR Tetrobol (9mm, 1.43g). Head of tunny right / Quadripartite incuse square divided diagonally. Near EF, dark find patina, tiny die break above eye. Extremely rare.

This coin is obverse die linked to the previous lot as well as the Rosen Sale 151 coin, and all three appear to form a transitional issue bridging the earlier archaic coinage with the early classical silver issues of Kyzikos. There reverses show that the mint was experimenting with new reverse types. While the previous coin has the usual, perpendicularly divided, quadripartite incuse, the present coin has a diagonally divided square.
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Kyzikos (BC 530-480) Trihemiobol149 viewsca 480-450 BC. AR Tetrobol (9mm, 1.55g). Head of tunny right / Quadripartite incuse square divided perpendicularly. VF, toned. Extremely rare. Liles Coll.; ex Rosen Coll. (not in prior M&M or NFA sales).

This coin is from the same obverse die as the following lot (as well as the Rosen Sale 151 coin), and all three appear to form a transitional issue bridging the earlier archaic coinage with the early classical silver issues of Kyzikos. Their reverses show that the mint was experimenting with new reverse types. While the present coin has the usual, perpendicularly divided, quadripartite incuse, the following coin has a diagonally divided square. Finally, on the third piece (Rosen Sale 151), the incuse is divided such that a large K is formed by the lines, supplemented by two pellets and two small lines in one segment.
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Kyzikos (BC 510-480) Hemidrachm94 viewsca 550-480 BC. AR Hemidrachm (11mm, 1.97g). Forepart of boar left / Rough quadripartite incuse square. Unpublished. VF, toned, a few minor deposits. Liles Coll.; ex CNG 70 (9/2005), lot 365.Sep 30, 2013
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Kyzikos (BC 550-510) Obol116 viewsca 550-480 BC. AR Obol (8mm, 0.96g). Head of boar right, holding tunny in its jaws / Rough incuse square. VF, toned, slightly rough surfaces. Very rare. Liles Coll.; ex Rosen Coll. (not in prior M&M or NFA sales).Sep 30, 2013
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Kyzikos (BC 520-480) Hemiobol77 viewsca 550-480 BC. AR Hemiobol (8mm, 0.45g). Tunny left; below, flower left / Quadripartite incuse square. VF, toned, granular surfaces. Very rare. Liles Coll.; ex Rosen Coll. (not in prior M&M or NFA sales of his coins); Numismatic Fine Arts V (2/1928), lot 135.Sep 30, 2013
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Kyzikos (BC 530-500) Hemiobol64 viewsca 550-480 BC. AR Hemiobol (9mm, 0.47g). Head of tunny right above head of tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. EF, toned, granular surfaces. Rare. Liles Coll.; ex Rosen Coll. (not in prior M&M or NFA sales).Sep 30, 2013
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Kyzikos (BC 530-480) Tetartemorion66 viewsca 550-480 BC. AR Tetartemorion (8mm, 0.24g). Head of tunny right / Quadripartite incuse square. VF, dark find patina. Very rare. Liles Coll.Sep 30, 2013
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Kyzikos (BC 550-500) EL 1/12 Stater198 viewsca 550-500 BC. EL Hemihekte – Twelfth Stater (7mm, 1.34g). Facing head of panther; to lower right, tunny downward / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF. Koppersmith Coll.Sep 30, 2013
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Kyzikos (BC 550-500) EL 1/6 Stater196 viewsca 550-500 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (9mm, 2.68g). Forepart of lion left, head right; to right, tunny downward / Quadripartite incuse square. VF, lightly toned, struck from slightly worn dies. Extremely rare as hekte, apparently the fourth known. Koppersmith Coll.Sep 30, 2013
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Kyzikos (BC 600-550) EL 1/6 Stater363 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (10mm, 2.53g). Tunny right above tunny left; two pellets between / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF, light cleaning marks. Unpublished variety. Sep 30, 2013
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Kyzikos (BC 600-550) EL 1/12 Stater127 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL Hemihekte – Twelfth Stater (7mm, 1.32g). Tunny left; tunny head above and tail below / Quadripartite incuse square. VF. Koppersmith Coll.; ex CNG Elec. Auc. 256 (5/2011), lot 112.Sep 30, 2013
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Orontes (BC 357-352) Tetrobol134 viewsOrontes, Satrap of Mysia, Circa 357-352 BC. AR Half Siglos or Tetrobol (13mm, 2.75g, 12h). Struck in Kisthene. Nude hoplite crouching left behind shield, spear at ready / Forepart of winged boar right. VF, bright surfaces, porous. Very rare. Sep 30, 2013
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Kios (BC 350-300) AV Stater - Proxenos588 viewsca 350-300 BC. AV Stater (17mm, 8.53g, 1h). Proxenos, magistrate. Head of Apollo right, wearing laurel wreath / Prow of galley left, decorated with star; above, club right; to left, eagle standing left; ΠPOΞENOΣ below. VF. Well centered. Very rare. Sep 30, 2013
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Dia (BC 85-65) AE 20341 viewsca 85-65 BC. AE20 (8.66g, 12h). Struck under Mithradates VI of Pontos. Laureate head of Zeus right / Eagle standing left, head right, on thunderbolt; monograms flanking. Near EF, dark green patina. Rare in this condition. Sep 30, 2013
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Kyzikos (BC 170-150) Didrachm303 viewsca 170-150 BC. AR Didrachm (20mm, 7.12g, 12h). Stephanophoric type. Head of Kore Soteira right, wearing oak wreath / Thunderbolt; KY-ZI above and below; all within oak wreath; monogram above and below. Superb EF, attractively toned. Well struck from fresh dies. Very rare. Liles Coll.Sep 30, 2013
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Antandros (BC 440-400) Drachm197 viewsLate 5th century BC. AR Drachm (13mm, 3.91g, 9h). Head of female (Artemis Astyrene?) right / Goat standing right within incuse square. Good VF, toned, slight roughness. Very rare. Sep 30, 2013
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Gargara (BC 400-350) Drachm463 viewsca 450-400 BC. AR Drachm (12mm, 3.05g, 6h). Laureate head of Apollo right / Bull grazing left within incuse square. Good VF, toned, minor porosity. Very rare. Sep 30, 2013
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Skepsis (BC 440-400) Drachm330 views5th century BC. AR Drachm (15mm, 3.72g, 11h). Forepart of Pegasos right / Palm tree; N to lower left; all within linear and pellet border in shallow incuse square. Good VF, toned, slight granularity. Very rare. Sep 30, 2013
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Temnos (BC 350) Diobol363 views4th-3rd century BC. AR Diobol (11mm, 1.55 g, 4h). Bare head of Dionysos left / Kantharos; T-A flanking. Unpublished in the standard references. VF, toned, faint scratch on reverse. Sep 30, 2013
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Autophradates (BC 380-355) Trihemiobol274 viewsAutophradates, Satrap of Sparda (Lydia and Ionia), circa 380s-350s BC. AR Diobol(?) (10mm, 1.01g, 10h). Head left, wearing satrapal cap / Head of horse left; OATA above, ΠO monogram to lower left. VF, dark find patina. Very rare.

Autophradates distinguished himself in the Great Satraps Revolt (365-360 BC) by supporting Artaxerxes II and imprisoning the satrap of Lydia and Ionia, Artabazos (Dem. Aristoc. 671). In 333 BC, Autophradates, along with his fellow-commander, Pharnabazos, took over the Persian fleet and completed the siege of Mytilene, which had been begun by Memnon. In the Greek revolts which arose in the Aegean and western Asia Minor as a result of Alexander III’s victories, Autophradates tried to return these areas to Persian control (Arr. Anab. 2.1; Arist. Pol. 2.4.10). Little else is known of his subsequent career, although it is possible that he was among those satraps who presented themselves before Alexander at Zadracarta (Arr. Anab. 3.23).
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Airai (BC 375-350) AE 13482 viewsca 375-350 BC. AE13 (1.80g, 11h). Laureate head of Apollo left / Owl standing right, head facing; astragalos to right. VF, dark green patina with earthen deposits. Extremely rare, the seventh known, and one of only three not in a public collection (Berlin (2), Istanbul, and Oxford). Sep 30, 2013
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Magnesia (BC 400-350) Drachm103 viewsca 350-300 BC. AR Drachm (14mm, 3.06g, 12h). Laureate head of Apollo right / Forepart of bull butting right; [kerykeion above?]. VF, dark iridescent toning, minor porosity. Extremely rare, the second known. Sep 30, 2013
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Priene (BC 190-170) Drachm227 viewsca 190-170 BC. AR Drachm (17mm, 4.16g, 12h). Anaxilas, magistrate. Head of Athena right, wearing triple-crested Attic helmet and single-pendant earring / Amphora; ΠPIHNEΩN to left, ANAΞIΛAΣ to right. EF, attractively toned, very faint mark under tone in field on reverse. Extremely rare, the finest of three known. Ex Münzen & Medaillen AG 72 (10/1987), lot 646; Leu 15 (5/1976), lot 302; von Aulock Coll., 7965.Sep 30, 2013
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Samos (BC 500-494) Hemiobol96 viewsca 500-494 BC. AR Obol (8mm, 0.33g, 3h). Samian standard. Facing lion head / Head and neck of ox right within incuse square. EF, dark find patina. Very rare. Sep 30, 2013
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Uncertain (BC 350-300) Drachm - Memnon114 viewsca 360-340 BC. AR Drachm (15mm, 3.48g, 6h). Pseudo-Rhodian type. Head of Helios left within solar disk / Rose with bud to each side; M-E flanking. VF, dark find patina. Rare.


While some of these “solar disk” drachms are attributable to Rhodes, most of the issues have long been recognized as being psudo-Rhodian issues from mints in Caria. The ME issues had originally been assigned to Megiste, but R. Ashton convincingly argues against this speculative attribution (cf. R. Ashton, “The Coinage of Nisyros” in Travaux Le Rider, p. 16, n. 4).
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(BC 370) Perikle - 1/6 Stater248 viewsPerikles, ca 380-360 BC. AR Sixth Stater (10mm, 1.18g, 9h). Wedrei mint. Lion right, biting into the hindquarter of a bull crouching left / Head of Athena facing slightly left, wearing crested Corinthian helmet adorned with sphinx on each side; triskeles to left. EF, toned, minor die break on reverse.

Many late Lycian dynastic coins bear legends on both sides that had long been assumed to be the names of two dynasts, who ostensibly issued joint coinages. However, more recent evidence has proved that names such as Wedrei, Zagaba, and Zemuri are actually names of cities, which are probably the mints of the respective issues they appear on (cf. A.G. Keen, Dynastic Lycia: A Political History of the Lycians & Their Relations with Foreign Powers, c. 545-362 BC [Leiden: Brill, 1998], pp. 109 and 154–5).
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 4th cent) Satrap - Obol 188 views4th century BC. AR Obol (11mm, 0.77g, 12h). Draped bust, wearing satrapal headdress, facing slightly left; star to left / Crowned and draped female bust left. Near EF, toned, slight porosity, light mark in field under tone on reverse. Exceptional for issue. Sep 30, 2013
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(BC 36-AD 17) Archelaos - Drachm484 viewsArchelaos Philopatris Ktistes, 36 BC-17 AD. AR Drachm (18mm, 3.72g, 1h). Dated RY 42 (AD 5/6). Diademed head right; fillet border / Club; M-B (date) across field. Good VF, lightly toned. Harlick Coll., purchased in 2006 from F. Kovacs. Ex Numismatica Ars Classica P (5/2005), lot 1581.Sep 30, 2013
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Uncertain (BC 550-520) Tetrobol158 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Tetrobol (11mm, 2.86g). Stylized facing lion’s head wearing five-spiked crown / Incuse square punch with intersecting lines and pellet. Good VF, toned. Extremely rare, only the second known tetrobol for the series. Sep 30, 2013
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Uncertain (BC 550-520) Obol81 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Obol (7mm, 0.62g). Stylized facing lion’s head wearing four-spiked crown / Incuse square punch with intersecting lines and pellet. VF, toned. Koppersmith coll.; ex Elsen 109 (6/2011), lot 143.Sep 30, 2013
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Uncertain (BC 500) Triobol55 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Hemidrachm / Triobol (?) (10mm, 2.16g). Forepart of horse left / Irregular quadripartite incuse. Near VF, granular surfaces.

This curious pale silver issue is struck on the thick, globular flan often associated with late figural electrum. The attribution is uncertain; Schönert-Geiss has published similar specimens as tetrobols of the earliest issues at Maroneia, while find spots seem to indicate an origin in Asia Minor.
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Uncertain (BC 500) Triobol74 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Hemidrachm / Triobol (?) (10mm, 2.32g). Forepart of horse right / Irregular quadripartite incuse. VF, granular surfaces.

This curious pale silver issue is struck on the thick, globular flan often associated with late figural electrum. The attribution is uncertain; Schönert-Geiss has published similar specimens as tetrobols of the earliest issues at Maroneia, while find spots seem to indicate an origin in Asia Minor.
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Abydos (BC 500-475) Hemiobol65 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (7mm, 0.47g). Bird standing left, head reverted / Rough incuse square. VF, toned, lightly toned, minor porosity, faint deposits. Sep 30, 2013
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Abydos (BC 500-475) Obol101 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Trihemiobol (9mm, 0.91g). Bird standing left, head reverted / Rough incuse square. Good VF, toned, faint porosity. Sep 30, 2013
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Uncertain (BC 500) Hemiobol73 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (8mm, 0.56g). Ketos left / Incuse square with irregular lines. VF, toned, faint porosity, obverse slighty off center. Extremely rare. Sep 30, 2013
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Uncertain (BC 460-400) owl - Tetartemorion115 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (5mm, 0.15g, 11h). Head of Apollo left / Owl standing left, head facing. Apparently unpublished. VF, minor porosity. Sep 30, 2013
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Akrasos (AD 193-211) AE 14104 views2nd-3rd century AD. AE14 (1.57g) Bearded head of Herakles right / Telesphoros standing facing, AKPACIΩTΩN.Sep 25, 2013
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Akrasos (AD 177-192) AE 19 - Commodus103 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE19 (4.15g). AVK ΛAV KOMOΔOC, draped bust right / Hercules standing facing, head right, leaning on club and carrying lion’s skin over arm, AKPACIΩTΩN.Sep 25, 2013
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Aigai (BC 400-300) Hemidrachm299 views4th century BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.92g, 14mm). Helmeted head of Athena right / Head of goat right, AIΓΑE to left. Apparently unpublished. Sep 23, 2013
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Aigai (BC 425-330) Hemiobol260 views5th-4th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.48g, 8mm). ΑIΓΑ ... , forepart of goat right, head reverted / Head and neck of bull left. Apparently unpublished. Sep 23, 2013
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Gergis (BC 480-450) Obol510 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Hemiobol(?) (0.57g, 8mm, 5h). Forepart of sphinx right / Facing lion head within pellet square; all in incuse square. Cf. Klein 813, otherwise unpublished. Good VF, toned, light porosity. Well centered, fine archaic style.1 commentsSep 22, 2013
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Kyzikos (BC 430-400) Hemiobol164 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.33g, 7mm). Forepart of boar right; tunny behind / Head of roaring lion right.

Examples with lion facing right are exceptionally rare. The one published example is an obol twice the weight of this coin, and has an unusual ethnic around the lion's head.
Sep 22, 2013
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Miletos (BC 530-500) 1/32 Stater133 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.5g, 7mm). Facing lion's head in dotted square / Incuse with floral pattern in center. Interesting style. Very fine.Sep 22, 2013
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Kebren (BC 480-450) Obol108 viewsca 520-480 BC. AR Obol (0.55g, 8.5mm). Head of ram left / Stellate pattern in incuse square. Unpublished?Sep 21, 2013
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Antandros (BC 400-350) Trihemiobol?149 viewsLate 5th century BC. AR Diobol (?) (0.98g, 9mm, 12h). Head of female (Artemis Astyrene?) right / Head of lion right within incuse square. Good VF, dark find patina.Sep 21, 2013
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Kebren (BC 450) Drachm678 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Drachm (3.47g, 13mm, 12h). Archaic female head left / Head of ram left in incuse square. Good VF, toned. Very rare.Sep 21, 2013
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Eresos (BC 300-200) AE 9127 viewsca 300-167 BC. AE9 (0.80g). Head of Hermes left, wearing petasos / ΕΡΕΣΙ, corn-ear, bee in field to left. VF. Extremely rare. Sep 15, 2013
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Priene (BC 335-320) AE 1094 viewsca 4th-3rd century BC. AE10 (1.16g). Head of Athena right, wearing Attic helmet / Π-ΡΙ, trident within circular maeander pattern. VF. Very Rare.Sep 15, 2013
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Amisos (BC 125-100) AE 27194 viewsca 125-100 BC, time of Mithradates VI. AE27 (16.15g). Male head right, wearing Persian cap (Kyrbasia) / Quiver and unstrung bow, AE monogram in left field. F. Rare.Sep 15, 2013
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Antiocheia (AD 161-180) AE 22 - Marcus Aurelius87 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE22 (5.19g). ANTONINVS AVGV, laureate head right / ANTIO COLO, head of Moon-god Men left, wearing Phrygian headdress. F. Very rare.Sep 15, 2013
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Lykia Uncertain (BC 440-390) Obol98 views5th-4th century BC. AR Obol (0.6g, 10mm). Head right / Dolphin in incuse square. VF. Rare. Sep 15, 2013
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Assos (BC 420-380) Obol171 views5th century BC. AR Obol (0.4g, 7mm). Female head right / Head of griffin left within linear border in incuse square. VF.Sep 15, 2013
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Anazarbos (AD 222-235) AE 26 - Severus Alexander122 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE26 (10.90g). Dated CY 249 (230/1 AD). ΑΥΤ Κ ΜΑ ΑΥ CΕ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΠΟC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / ΑΝΑΖΑΡΒΘ ΜΗΡΟ ΕΤ ΘΜC, Nike driving a biga, with two horses right. Rare. VF. Found in Syria, 2008.Sep 12, 2013
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Uncertain (BC 450-400) Dynast 2 - Tetartemorion82 views5th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (6mm, 0.1g). Two confronted bulls' heads / Uncertain symbol or monogram in incuse square. VF.Sep 12, 2013
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Karia Uncertain (BC 520) Hemiobol50 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.6g, 9mm). Confronted foreparts of two bulls / Irregular incuse square. VF.Sep 12, 2013
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Abydos (BC 200-100) AE 17126 views2nd century BC. AE17 (3.5g). Laureate head of Apollo right / ΑΒΥ-ΔΗΝΩΝ, Artemis standing left, holding torch; stag in front. VF.Sep 12, 2013
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Myous (BC 300-200) AE 10235 views3rd-2nd century BC. AE10 (0.9g). Female head right, wearing stephane and necklace (Artemis?) / MY, bow and arrow. VF.2 commentsSep 12, 2013
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Orontes (BC 357-352) AE 1086 viewsOrontes, Satrap of Mysia, ca 357-352 BC. AE10 (1.17g), struck at Kisthene. Bearded head of Satrap right, wearing Persian tiara / Forepart of winged boar right, ORO-NT-A around. VF. Rare.Sep 12, 2013
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Erythrai (BC 480-450) Hemiobol72 viewsca 480-450 BC. AR Hemiobol (6mm, 0.3g). Rosette / Rosette within rosette incuse. VF.Sep 12, 2013
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Etenna (AD 161-180) AE 20 - Marcus Aurelius74 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE20 (3.24g). AV KAI MA AVP ANTW, laureate head right / ETENNEΩN; male figure standing facing, head right, raising right hand behind head; sheep to left.Sep 05, 2013
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Magnesia (BC 350-190) AE 19214 viewsca 350-190 BC. AE19 (2.96g). Horseman holding spear right / Humped bull butting left, MAΓΝ above, KYΔΡΟΚΛHΣ (magistrate) and corn-ear below. Nice very fine.Aug 27, 2013
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Peltai (AD 100-200) AE 17117 viewsImperial Times, 2nd century AD. AE17 (3.31g). Head of Tyche right / ΠЄΛTHNΩN MAKЄΔON, bucranium surmounted by large crescent containing two stars (the Gemini?). Nice very fine.Aug 27, 2013
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Mastaura (AD 54-68) AE 15 - Nero119 viewsNero, 54-68 AD. AE15 (2.69g). NEPΩN ΣEBAΣTOΣ, bare head right / MA-CT/AYP-EI/TW-N in three lines, cornucopiae. Nice very fine.Aug 27, 2013
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Sesamos (BC 340-300) Drachm296 viewsca 330-300 BC. AR Drachm (3.50g). Laureate head of Zeus left / Wreathed head of Demeter left, wearing earring and necklace; ΣΗΣΑΜΗ to right, anchor above. Toned, aEF. Rare. Ex Rockefeller University (Mirsky coll.).Aug 09, 2013
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Magnesia (AD 235-238) AE 29 - Maximinus I Thrax162 viewsMaximinus I Thrax, 235-238 AD. AE (15.30g). AVT KAI Γ ΙΟVΛ ΟVΗ MAΞIMEINOC, laureate, draped bust right / ΕΠΙ ΓΡΑΜΜ - AVP - AKTIA-KOV, (in exergue) MAΓΝΗΤΩΝ, Hephaestus sitting in short tunic, pilus on head, hammering a helmet; standing on a short column before him, Athena standing left, with shield and lance. Very rare. Smoothed, VF.

Schultz lists only one copy in Berlin. This type is important in showing production of defense articles of metal in Magnesia, with a major guild of blacksmiths in town. See J. Nollé, Athena in the forge of Hephaestus, JNG 45, 1995, 51-77.
Aug 09, 2013
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Magnesia (AD 235-238) AE 29 - Maximinus I Thrax137 viewsMaximinus I. Thrax, 235-238 AD. Poleanos. AE29 (10.45g). Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / ΕΠΙ ΓΡ ΠΩΛΕ-ΑΝΟΥ Β ΜΑΓΝ/ΗΤ, cult statue of Artemis (Ephesia) with Polos facing, on either side flying Nikes with wreaths; eagle on either side of feet. Unique. Wide, thin flan. Dark olive green patina. aEF. Righetti coll.Aug 09, 2013
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Ephesos (AD 69-79) Denarius - Vespasian127 viewsVespasian, 69-79 AD. AR Denarius (2.79g, 16.49mm, 6h). Struck 71 AD. IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS III TR P P P, laureate head right / PACI ORB TERR AVG, Female turreted head right; mint symbol BY under the neck. F. Tricarico coll.Aug 07, 2013
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Synnada (AD 81-96) AE 21 - Domitia120 viewsDomitia, wife of Domitian, 81-96 AD. AE21 (4.61g, 20.52mm, 6h). ΔOMITIA ΣEBAΣTH, draped bust of Domitia right / ΣINNAΔEΩN, Athena standing left, holding patera and spear, shield at side. VF. Tricarico coll.Aug 07, 2013
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Lampsakos (AD 161-180) AE 24 - Marcus Aurelius162 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE24 (7.45g). AVTO K ANTΩ, head of Marcus Aurelius right / ΛAMΨAKHNΩN, head of Priapos right.Jul 31, 2013
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Thyateira (AD 218-222) AE 21 - Elagabalus76 viewsElagabalus, 218-222 AD. AE21 (4.46g). ANTΩNЄINOC, laureate head right / ΘYAT[I]PHNΩN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. VF.Jul 31, 2013
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Thyateira (AD 161-180) AE 35 - Marcus Aurelius164 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE35 (22.03g, 6h). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Apollo, holding double-headed axe (labrys), on horseback right. Dark patina, VF.Jul 31, 2013
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Prymnessos (BC 27-AD 14) AE 19 - Augustus 100 viewsAugustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AE19 (5.8g). Magistrate Nearchos Arta. ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ Laureate head right, lituus before / ΙΟΥΚΟΥΝΔΑ ΙΕΡΗΑ ΠΡΥ ΜΝΗΣΣΕΩΝ Dikaiosyne advancing left, holding scales and two grain ears. Globe and monogram in fields Solid black patina.Jul 31, 2013
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Uncertain (AD 76) Denarius - Vespasian122 viewsVespasian, struck 76 AD. AR Denarius (18.63mm, 2.99g, 5h). IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head right, small 'o' below neck truncation (out of flan) / PON MAX TR P COS VII, Winged caduceus. nVF. Rare. Same obverse die as Paris 371. Tricarico coll.Jul 31, 2013
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Mytilene (AD 253-260) AE 34 - Valerian I176 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE34 (18.79g, 12h). Aristomachus, strategos. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. Dark patina, VF.Jul 30, 2013
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Kyzikos (AD 253-260) AE 19 - Valerian I76 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE19 (3.47g, 6h). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Serpent entwined torch. Dark patina, gVF.Jul 30, 2013
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Kyzikos (AD 147-175) AE 27 - Faustina II111 viewsFaustina II, Augusta, 147-175 AD. AE27 (13.30g, 7h). Bust of Faustina right / Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Dark patina, gVF.Jul 30, 2013
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Ilion (AD 198-217) AE 25 - Caracalla182 viewsCaracalla,198-217 AD. AE25 (10.65g, 12h). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / IΛIΩN, on l. Herakles standing r. resting on club with r., lion's skin on shoulder, wreath in l.; on r. Hesione standing l., holding dress with l. hand and raising r.; sea-monster between them. gVF.

This is a new theme for the coins and not a tactful one. Laomedon had cheated Poseidon of his promised hire for building the walls of Troy and Poseidon sent a sea-monster to ravage the land. In response to an oracle Laomedon sought to avert disaster by chaining his daughter Hesione on the sea shore to be the monster's victim. Heracles, arriving in the Troad in connection with the Argonautic expedition or in pursuit of the girdle of the queen of the Amazons, killed the monster and rescued the maiden. Laomedon promised him, as a reward, the horses which Zeus had given him, but when he went back on his promise, Heracles later assaulted and captured the city. The Trojan part in this affair is far from edifying and it is not surprising that the story was dropped from the repertory of the die-sinkers (A.R. Bellinger, Troy, The Coins. Supplementary Monograph 2, University of Cincinnati, 1961, p.64).
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Amisos (AD 128-137) Drachm - Sabina185 viewsSabina, Augusta, 128-137 AD. AR Drachm (2.3g). CEBACTH CABINA, diademed and draped bust right / AMICOY EΛEYΘEPAC ETOYC [...], Hermes standing left, holding bag and caduceus; date illegible. VF.Jul 30, 2013
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Pompeiopolis (AD 193-211) AE 35 - Septimius Severus128 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE35. Laureate and cuirassed bust of Severus right with aegis; Π in left field; Γ in right field / Caracalla and Geta standing facing each other and clasping hands. Some old scrapes in the reverse field well concealed by the patina. Uniform, glossy, chocolate brown. gVF. Very rare. Hunter Coll.Jul 30, 2013
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Kadoi (AD 41-54) AE 19 - Claudius108 viewsClaudius, 41-54 AD. AE19 (4.3g). Meliton, son of Asklepiados, magistrate, ca 50-54 AD. KΛAYΔIOC KAICAP, laureate head right / EΠI MEΛITΩNOC ACKΛHΠIAΔOY KAΔOHNΩN, Zeus standing left, holding eagle and scepter. VF.Jul 30, 2013
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Apameia (AD 198-209) AE 24 - Geta109 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 198-209 AD. AE24 (8.0g). Artemis, son of Agonothetes, magistrate. ΠO CЄΠTI ΓЄTAC KAI, draped and cuirassed bust right / ЄΠI AΓΩNOΘЄTO V APTЄM AΓ AΠ AMЄ ΩN, Athena standing facing, head left, holding spear and patera. aEF.Jul 30, 2013
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Kadoi (AD 198-217) AE 23 - Caracalla95 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE23 (6.5g). VK Μ ANTΩNIЄN, laureate and draped bust right / KAΔOHNΩN ЄPMOC, river-god Hermos reclining left, holding reeds and cornucopia. gVF.Jul 30, 2013
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Akmoneia (AD 193-217) AE 18 - Julia Domna102 viewsJulia Domna, 193-217 AD. AE18 (3.1g). CЄBACTA IOYΛIA ΔOM, draped bust right / AKMONЄΩN, Dionysos standing left, holding thrysus and grape bunch; to left, panther standing left, head right. VF.Jul 30, 2013
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Lysias (AD 161-192) AE 17113 viewsImperial Times, late Antoninian period, 161-192 AD. AE17 (1.84g). Magistrate Attalos. Head of Heracles right / crescent and star. Faint cleaning scratches. gVF.Jul 30, 2013
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Laodikeia (AD 200-270) AE 1985 viewsImperial Times, ca 3rd century AD. AE19 (4.21g). ΛAO ΔIKЄIA, turreted and draped bust of city-goddess right / ΛAOΔ IKЄΩN, cornucopiae. VF.Jul 30, 2013
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Apameia (AD 100-200) AE 1864 viewsImperial Times, 2nd century AD. AE18 (3.77g). Bust of Serapis right / AΠA MEΩN, cornucopiae. VF.Jul 30, 2013
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Stratonikeia (AD 98-117) AE 21 - Trajan158 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD. AE21 (7.0g). TPAIANON CЄB AV N CЄBAC, laureate head right / TRATONЄI INΔЄIC, Zeus seated left, holding patera and scepter. gVF.Jul 30, 2013
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Bageis (AD 198-217) AE 27 - Caracalla70 viewsCaracalla, 198-211 AD. AE27 (9.4g). AV K M AV ANTΩNЄINOC, laureate head right / KACAPCΩN BAΓHNΩN, Zeus Lydios standing left, holding eagle and scepter. VF.Jul 30, 2013
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Philadelphia (AD 100-200) AE 1998 viewsImperial Times, 2nd century AD. AE19 (3.79g). Head Zeus Koryphaios left / Aphrodite with flower (?). VF.1 commentsJul 30, 2013
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Prusias ad Hypium (AD 81-96) AE 25 - Domitian97 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE25 (7.37g, 5h). AYT ΔOMITIANOΣ KAIΣAP ΣEB ΓEPM, laureate head right / KAΠETΩΛION ΣEBAΣTON, Temple with four columns. Scarce. Tricarico coll.Jul 30, 2013
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Sardeis (AD 69-79) AE 23 - Vespasian123 viewsVespasianus, 69-79 AD. AE23 (7.65g). Magistrate T. Fl. Eisigonos (Strategos). Laureate head right / Legend in four lines within laurel wreath. VF. Tricarico coll.Jul 29, 2013
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Sardeis (AD 69-79) AE 20131 viewsTime of Vespasian, 69-79 AD. AE20 (4.52g). Magistrate T. Fl. Eisigonos. Wreathed bust of Dionysos right / Zeus Lydios with eagle and scepter; before, monogram. gVF.1 commentsJul 29, 2013
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Gordos-Iulia (AD 100-200) AE 23196 viewsImperial Times, ca 2nd cent AD. AE23 (8.31g). Bust of Roma in Attic Helmet / River-god Phrygios reclining left on overturned amphora from which water flows. VF.Jul 29, 2013
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