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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

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Side (AD 147-175) AE 23 - Faustina II18 viewsFaustina II, Augusta, 147-175 AD. AE23 (9.19g). ΦAVCTINA CЄBACTH, draped bust right / CIΔHTΩN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. Extremely rare. VF.Aug 20, 2017
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Myndos (AD 198-217) AE 38 - Caracalla15 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE38 (25.63g). Uncertain magistrate. AVT K M AVP ANTΩNЄINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / [...] / MVNΔЄΩN, Hercules right, holding club and slaying Geryon to right; cattle behind. Extremely rare. gF.Aug 20, 2017
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Aphrodisias (AD 193-211) AE 38 - Septimius Severus24 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE38 (27.75g). AVT KAI Λ CЄΠT CЄOVHPOC ΠЄP, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / AΦPOΔICIЄΩN, tetrastyle temple, containing cult statue of Aphrodite right. Extremely rare. aVF.Aug 20, 2017
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Prymnessos (AD 193-217) AE 23 - Julia Domna14 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE23 (5.44g). IOVΛIA CЄBAC, draped bust right / ΠPVMNHCCЄΩN, Cybele seated left on throne, holding patera and resting elbow upon tympanum; to left, lion seated left. VF.Aug 20, 2017
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Eukarpeia (AD 117-138) AE 2420 viewsTime of Hadrian, 117-138 AD. AE24 (10.00g). Pedia Secunda, epimeletheisa. ΔΗΜΟС ЄVΚΑΡΠЄΩΝ, laureate and draped bust of Demos right / ЄΠΙΜЄΛΗΘЄΙСΗС ΠЄΔΙΑС СЄΚΟVΝΔΗС, Artemis standing facing, head right, raising hand to head; to left, stag standing facing, head right; to right, facing statue of Cybele. Rare. VF.Aug 20, 2017
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Dokimeion (AD 217-218) AE 27 - Diadumenian25 viewsDiadumenian, Caesar, 217-218 AD. AE27 (11.96g). M OΠEΛ MAKP ANTΩN ΔIAΔOVMENIANOC K, bareheaded, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΔOKIMEΩN MAKEΔONΩN, Athena advancing right, holding shield and preparing to hurl spear. Extremely rare. VF.Aug 20, 2017
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Amorion (AD 193-235) AE 2020 viewsTime of the Severans, 193-235 AD. AE20 (3.36g). IЄPA CVNKΛH, draped bust of the Senate right / AMOPIANΩN, eagle standing left, head right, with wreath in beak and wings spread. Extremely rare. VF.Aug 20, 2017
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Thyateira (AD 254-268) AE 26 - Salonina11 viewsSalonina, Augusta, 254-268 AD. AE26 (10.13g). Octavius Artemidorus, strategos. KOP CAΛΩNЄINA CЄB, draped bust right, wearing stephane / ЄΠI C OKT APTЄMIΔΩPOV ΘVATЄIPHNΩN, Apollo, holding serpent, standing right, with foot on bucranium and resting elbow upon column to right. aVF.Aug 20, 2017
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Apollonia ad Rhyndakon (AD 96-98) AE 21 - Nerva19 viewsNerva, 96-98 AD. AE21 (8.00g). ΑVΤ ΝΕΡΒΑ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ, laureate head right / ΑΠΟΛΛΩΝΙΑΤΩΝ ΡVΝ, Apollo standing left, holding plectrum and resting hand upon lyre set upon tripod to right. Very rare. VF.Aug 20, 2017
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Hypaipa (AD 193-211) AE 33 - Septimius Severus18 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE33 (18.39g). ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ Λ CЄΠ CЄΟVHPOC ΠЄP, laureate head right, with Artemis cultus statue countermark on shoulder / EΠI ΓΛYKΩNOC ACIAP CTP TO BA/ VΠAIΠHNΩN, Cultus statue of Artemis Anaïtis in octastyle temple. VF.Aug 04, 2017
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Hypaipa (AD 193-211) AE 35 - Septimius Severus32 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE35 (21.93g). Λ CЄΠ CЄOVHPOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark, Artemis Aniatis / ЄΠI ΛЄV IЄPAKOC CTP T ΦΛ / VΠAIΠH/NΩN, emperor galloping right, spearing fallen eastern enemy. VF.1 commentsJul 30, 2017
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Ephesos (BC 335-320) Hemidrachm35 viewsca 335-320 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.61g, 12mm). Erophon, magistrate. E-Φ, bee / HPOΦΩΝ, quadripartite incuse punch divided by two broad bands; magistrate’s name on horizontal band. Extremely rare. VF.Jul 26, 2017
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Mytilene (BC 412-378) EL Hekte - B6145 viewsca 412-378 BC. EL Hekte (2.52g, 10mm). Head of Io in three-quarter view right / Forepart of a cow facing right, all within incuse square. VF. Carr coll.

Bodenstedt notes 4 examples of this emission. A further 10 examples, including this one, have appeared at auction.
Jul 21, 2017
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Mytilene (BC 521-478) EL Hekte - B21 var49 viewsca 521-478 BC. EL Hekte (2.50g, 10mm). Head of ram left, cock standing right, pecking at ground. Letter E (retrograde) below. / Incuse head of bearded Herakles wearing lion’s skin headdress facing right. VF. Carr coll.

This appears to be a ‘double variant’ emission. The coin is ‘clearly’ a hybrid of an obverse of Bodenstedt 21 (ram's head left with cock below) and the reverse of Bodenstedt 2, 15, 16, 20, or 26 (incuse lion's head right). There appear to be only 6 of this variant, this being the 6th. On the other hand, it is a variant in respect to the other 5 variant examples and the normal B21, as there is a letter “E” (retrograde) below the cock on the obverse. CNG Auc. 105, lot 238 (5/2017) is a similar coin, but it has an additional letter () below the cock. Hekte emissions of Mytilene that include the letters E are B14, B20, B23, B28, B35 and B-unknown CNG Triton XX (1/2017), lot 259 - these letters have been taken to denote the island of Lesbos. CNG suggest these B21 variants should be considered a new emission as, in addition to a different type combination, none have die matches with other dies.
Jul 21, 2017
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Synaos (AD 69-79) AE 1821 viewsTime of Vespasian, 69-79 AD. AE18 (4.52g). Apollophanos magistrate. [ΘЄA] PωMH ..ΘЄOC CYNKΛЄTON, busts of Roma and Senate facing each other / CYNAIЄTωN A[ΠOΛΛOΦANOYC] / APXO, naked Apollo standing right, taking arrow out of quiver. Very rare. VF. Cooper coll.Jul 21, 2017
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(BC 182-149) Prusias II - AE 1447 viewsPrusias II, 182-149 BC. AE14 (2.41g). Forepart of horse left / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΡΟΥΣΙΟΥ, boar advancing right on spear head. aVF.Jul 20, 2017
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Herakleia Pontika (AD 193-211) AE 22 - Julia Domna34 viewsJulia Domna. Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE22 (7.39g). IOYΛIA ΔOMNA CЄBACTH, draped bust right. Rev.: HRAKΛHAC ЄN ΠONTO, female goddess (Pomona?) standing left, holding apple and grain ears. VF.Jul 20, 2017
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Kyzikos (AD 177-192) AE 25 - Commodus41 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE25 (7.69g). ΑV Κ M AVP ΚΟΜΟΔΟС, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΚVΖΙΚΗΝΩΝ, Cybele seated right on throne, resting hand upon tympanum; lion to left and right. Extremely rare. gVF.Jul 20, 2017
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Aspendos (BC 200-0) AE 1027 views2nd-1st century BC. AE10 (0.86g). Kerykeion on round shield / Head of wolf or hound right, ΕΣΤ above. gF. Very rare.Jul 17, 2017
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Uncertain (BC 200-100) AE 1142 viewsca 2nd century BC. AE11 (1.16g). Laureate and bearded male head (Zeus?) right / Large ?? (or monogram). gVF. Extremely rare, apparently unpublished.Jul 17, 2017
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Uncertain (BC 330-250) AE 1422 viewsca 4th-3rd century BC. AE14 (2.60g). Facing head of Apollo / Three dolphins swimming left within incuse circle. F. Very rare, apparently unpublished.Jul 17, 2017
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 400-350) AE 837 views4th century BC. AE8 (0.70g). Head of Apollo left, wearing tainia / Monoskeles. aVF. Extremely rare, unpublished.Jul 17, 2017
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Magnesia (BC 458-400) Hemiobol54 views5th century BC. AR Hemiobol(?) (7mm, 0.44g). Head of African left / Barley grain; letters(?) on one side; all within incuse circle. Unpublished in the standard refences. VF, light porosity, light scratch on obverse.1 commentsJul 17, 2017
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Magnesia (BC 458-400) Hemiobol13 views5th-4th century BC. AR Fraction (6mm, 0.18g, 7h). Male head left / Grain ear; pseudo-legend(?) to right; all within incuse circle. VF, minor porosity. Unpublished in the standard references.Jul 17, 2017
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Magnesia (BC 458-400) Hemiobol15 views5th-4th century BC. AR Fraction (7mm, 0.36g, 2h). Male head left / Grain ear; pseudo-legend(?) to right; all within incuse circle. Unpublished in the standard references. VF, porous, off center.Jul 17, 2017
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Magnesia (BC 458-400) Hemiobol25 viewsca 5th-4th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.40g, 8mm). Bare male head left / Grain ear, uncertain legend around; all within incuse circle. VF. Rare, unpublished.Jul 17, 2017
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Uncertain (BC 400-300) Hemiobol34 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.36g, 7mm). Whirl or triskeles / Star of eight rays around central pellet. VF. Extremely rare, apparently unpublished.Jul 17, 2017
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Uncertain (BC 440-380) Hemiobol28 views5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (or Tetartemorion?) (0.17g, 7mm). Crested Corinthian helmet left / Amphora and kerykeion; uncertain object (or letter) between; all within linear square border within incuse circle. VF. Very rare.Jul 17, 2017
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Uncertain (BC 440-380) Hemiobol19 views5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.20g, 7mm). Corinthian helmet right / Amphora within wreath. F.Jul 17, 2017
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Uncertain (BC 430-350) Hemiobol33 views5th century BC. AR Hemibol (0.32g, 7mm). Head of horse right, ΔHMH(?) to left / Diademed female head right within incuse square. VF. Extremely rare, unpublished.Jul 17, 2017
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Magnesia (BC 458-400) Tetartemorion39 views5th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (0.21g, 6mm). Head of cock right / Head of eagle right, M below; all within incuse square. Apparently unpublished. Ex Gorny & Mosch 212 (3/2013), lot 1960.Jul 17, 2017
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Assos (BC 420-380) Obol35 views4th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.37g, 7mm). Female head left / Head and neck of griffin left within linear border. VF. Rare.
Jul 17, 2017
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Korykos (BC 100-30) AE 1537 views1st century BC. AE15 (3.61g). Dori-, magistrate. KOPYKIΩTΩN, aphlaston / ΔΩ-PI, winged kerykeion. VF. Extremely rare with a magistrate's name. Jul 17, 2017
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(BC 400-380) Vekhssere II - 1/3 Stater23 viewsVekhssere II, Dynast, ca 400-380 BC. AR 1/3 Stater (3.10g, 15mm). Facing scalp of lion / Triskeles within incuse circle. gVF. Rare.Jul 17, 2017
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Magnesia (BC 350-250) Hemidrachm27 views4th-3rd century BC. AR Diobol? (1.50g, 11mm). Laureate and draped bust of Apollo facing slightly left / MAΓ (partially retrograde), lyre. gF. Very rare, apparently unpublished.Jul 17, 2017
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Gergis (BC 400-350) Obol35 views4th century BC. AR Hemiobol (7mm, 0.46g). Laureate head of the Sibyl Herophile facing slightly right / ΓΕΡ, Sphinx seated right. aVF.Jul 17, 2017
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Uncertain (BC 500) Hemidrachm21 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Hemidrachm? (1.93g, 12mm). Lion advancing right / Incuse square with textured cross-hatching. aVF. Very rare.Jul 17, 2017
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Derbe (AD 164-182) AE 21 - Lucilla54 viewsLucilla, wife of Lucius Verus, 164-182 AD. AE21 (6.55g, 1h). Draped bust right / Nike with shield. Very rare.Jul 17, 2017
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Kebren (BC 412-399) AE 835 viewsca 412-399 BC. AE8 (0.63g). Head of a satrap left, wearing tiara / KE monogram. VF, dark green patina, light deposits.Jul 16, 2017
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Kebren (BC 412-399) AE 841 viewsca 412-399 BC. AE8 (0.54g, 12h). Head of a satrap left, wearing tiara / KE monogram. VF, brown patina.Jul 16, 2017
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Mytilene (BC 454-427) EL Hekte - B5862 viewsca 454-427 BC. EL Hekte (2.56g, 10.5mm, 4h). Laureate head of Apollo facing right / Rock partridge standing right in linear square, letter “F” in front, all within incuse square. gVF. Carr coll.

Bodenstedt notes 5 examples of this emission. A further 8 examples, including this one, have appeared at auction. A close examination of the examples that have appeared at auction reveals that 5 of the 8 are from the same reverse die, which shows deterioration and progression of a die crack. The sequence from no die crack is as follows: Roma Auc. X (4/2016), lot 370; CNG Auc. 102 (5/2016), lot 423 (this coin); CNG Auc, Triton XIX (1/2016), lot 198; CNG Auc. 69 (6/2005), lot 377 (Asia Minor Coins, Coin ID #1947); and CNG Auc. 384 (10/2016), lot 218. This group of 5 coins from the same reverse die also reveals what appears to be a letter “F” in front of the breast of the partridge. This letter is more distinct in in some coins than in others and has previously gone unrecorded in the descriptions of these coins.
Jul 02, 2017
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Mytilene (BC 454-427) EL Hekte - B4293 viewsca 454-427 BC. EL Hekte (2.48g, 11mm, 12h). Forepart of a goat right, head reverted / Owl standing, wings spread, within incuse square. VF, lightly toned. Carr coll.

This emission is thought to have occurred at a time when Lesbos was a member of the Delian League – an alliance of around 330 Greek city-states formed in the first half of 477 BC and led by Athens for the purpose of defending themselves against the Persians. It is suggested that this emission may have been part of the Lesbos tribute (phoros) to the war chest of the League. The depiction of an owl on the reverse appears to have been copied from Athenian Dekadrachms and would seem to allude to the relationship with Athens. Bodenstedt notes 21 examples of this emission. A further 43 examples have appeared at auction, this being the 43rd.
Jun 30, 2017
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Kolybrassos (AD 255-258) AE 29 - Valerian II36 viewsValerian II, 255-260 AD. AE29 - 11 Assaria (14.13g). ΠOV ΛIK KOP OVAΛЄPIANO KAI CЄB, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind; eagle below with open wings, IA before / KOΛVBPA CCЄΩN, Athena standing facing, head left, holding patera and spear, shield at feet right. Pale green patina, minor roughness, VF. Steve Cooper coll.Jun 30, 2017
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Nikaia (AD 254-268) AE 23 - Salonina34 viewsSalonina, Augusta, 254-268 AD. AE23 (6.53g). KOP CAΛΩNЄINA CEB, diademed and draped bust right / NIKAI EΩN, S, Tyche within hexastyle temple. gVF.Jun 30, 2017
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Magnesia (BC 450-400) Hemiobol40 viewsca 400-350 BC. AR Hemiobol (0.31g, 7mm). Bucranium / eight rays star. Very rare. gVF.Jun 30, 2017
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Ephesos (AD 241-244) AE 30 - Tranquillina36 viewsTranquillina, Augusta, 241-244 AD. AE30 (9.36 gm). ΦPOV CABЄI TPANKVΛЄINA, draped bust right / ЄΦЄ-CIΩN Π-PΩTΩN ACIA-C (Ephesion Proton Asias = Ephesos, the first in Asia), Artemis on horseback riding right, quiver at shoulder, holding bow and reins. Extremely rare. gVF.Jun 30, 2017
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Kios (AD 81-96) AE 26 - Domitian 34 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE26 (11.71g, 6h). AYT ΔOMITIANΩΣ KAIΣAP ΣE ΓEP, laureate head right / TON KTIΣTHN ΠΡΟΥΣΙΕIΣ, Herakles standing left, holding club and lion-skin. Scarce, VF, green patina. Tricarico coll.Jun 23, 2017
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B- (B100/-)105 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.54g, 10mm). Laureate head of Apollo right. / Female head (Persephone and Hecate) right, wearing triangular earring, all within linear square border. VF. Carr coll.

This coin is the second known of this type (the first was in Heritage Auc. 3046 (4/2016), lot 29113). These two hybrids appear to share the same reverse die, but the obverse is different. This coin appears to be a combination of B100 and a reverse unknown to Bodenstedt. However, the reverse is a die match with Coin ID #12999. The cataloguer of the Heritage example thought the reverse was B99. However, the reverse is different than B99 with the female wearing triangular earrings.
Jun 10, 2017
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Kyme (BC 480-450) BI Trihemiobol61 viewsca 480-450 BC. BI Trihemiobol (10mm, 1.38g). Head of eagle right, KY below / Quadripartite incuse square.Jun 07, 2017
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Prusias ad Hypium (AD 81-96) AE 25 - Domitian41 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE25 (7.928g, 6h). AYT ΔOMITIANOΣ KAIΣAP ΣEBAΣT ΓEP, laureate head right / HOMONOIA ΣEBAΣAT (sic), Athena Promachos standing right, holding javelot and shield. Unique. F, brown tone. Tricarico coll.Jun 06, 2017
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Hierapolis (AD 244-249) AE 2340 viewsTime of Philip, 244-249 AD. AE23 (5.838g, 180o). ΛAIP-BHNOC, radiate and draped bust of Apollo Lairbenos right; reverse IЄPAΠOΛЄI/TƱN K ЄΦECIƱN NЄOK/OPƱN, clasped hands, OMO-NOƱA in the lower field. VF, well centered, corrosion.

The reverse legend arrangement is bizarre and all the Ω's are upside down. Franke-Nolle lists two specimens from these odd dies. All the other examples referenced are the normal type.
Jun 04, 2017
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Apameia (AD 238-244) AE 30 - Gordian III53 viewsGordian III. 238-244 AD. AE30 (13.82g). AΥT K M - AN ΓOΡΔIAN/[O]C, laureate bust right / ΠAΡ BAKXIOΥ - ΠAN AΠAMЄΩ/N, Artemis standing facing, two stags on either side. Very rare. EF.Jun 03, 2017
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Mytilene (BC 454-427) EL Hekte - B52 var.71 viewsca 454-427 BC. EL Hekte (2.61g, 10.5mm, 10h). Young male head facing right, wearing taenia / In archaic style, wreathed male head facing right, wearing long beard slanted downwards, all within incuse square. Good VF. Carr coll.

This emission is a rarer issue of this type with a small head on the reverse. The identity of the individuals featured on this coin has been open to speculation. Some suggest the obverse male is a youthful river god. Some have suggested the male on the reverse is an older river god, others suggest it is Dionysos. Bodenstedt notes 29 examples of this general emission and within that only 4 of this variety. A further 81 examples have appeared at auction, this being the 81st and within that only 5 of this variety.
Jun 02, 2017
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Mytilene (BC 412-378) EL Hekte - B6676 viewsca 412-378 BC. EL Hekte (2.60g, 10.5mm, 1h). Head of Ares facing right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with a griffin / Crested Corinthian helmet facing within a linear square within an incuse square. nEF and well centered. Carr coll.

This coin is one previously sold from the MM Collection Ex CNG Triton XIX (1/2016), lot 204. Bodenstedt notes 3 examples of this type and there have been another 7 from auctions including this coin.
May 20, 2017
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Kyzikos (BC 398-395) Hemidrachm - Pharnabazos86 viewsca 398-396/5 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.75g, 6mm). Head of Pharnabazos right, wearing Phrygian cap / Prow of galley left; two dolphins swimming around; below, tunny left. Extremely rare denomination. Good fine.May 18, 2017
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Teuthrania (BC 400) Drachm - Prokles99 viewsca 400-399 BC. AR Drachm (3.25g, 13mm, 5h). Prokles, Satrap of Teuthrania and Halisarna. Head of Apollo left / Head of Prokles right, wearing Persian headdress; tamgha (of Prokles?) below chin. VF, toned, porous. Extremely rare, the third known.

According to Xenophon (Hell. 3.1.6), the cities of Teuthrania and Halisarna were ruled by the brothers Eurysthenes and Prokles as a hereditary territory that had been awarded to their ancestor, the exiled king of Sparta, Demaratos the Lakedaimon, by Xerxes for accompanying the Great King on his Greek expedition (see Hdt. Book 7 for the relationship between the two). The hereditary rule of Teuthrania and Halisarna by the direct descendants of Demaratos, among whom were Eurystenes and Prokles – namesakes of the twin ancestral establishers of the Spartan royal line, suggests that these rulers were not satraps, but local dynasts (for a bibliography of the discussion on the differentiation between satraps and dynasts, see O. Mørkholm, “Pergamene Coins in Copenhagen,” in Studies Mildenberg, p. 182, note 2). Thus, this is one of the earliest depictions of a Greek ruler on a coin.
May 18, 2017
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Neandreia (BC 400-300) Hemidrachm104 viewsca 4th century BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.82g, 11mm, 2h). Laureate head of Apollo right / Ram grazing, floral ornament on ground to right; all within incuse square. Unpublished in the standard references, but cf. Triton V, lot 1413 for the same obverse die used with a different reverse type (Traité II 2386). VF. Apparently unique.May 18, 2017
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Uncertain (BC 480-420) Obol39 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Obol (0.66g, 7mm). Forepart of lion facing right; truncation dotted / Facing gorgon within incuse square.

The style of the gorgon is similar to several fractions attributed to Troas, but lion obverse is not indicative of any of these mints.
May 18, 2017
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Uncertain (BC 450-400) Tetartemorion47 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (0.15g, 6mm). Horse’s head facing right / Head of panther or lion facing right in incuse square.May 18, 2017
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Mytilene (BC 454-427) EL Hekte - B55 var.65 viewsca 454-427 BC. EL Hekte (2.52g, 10.5mm, 5h). Head of Athena facing right, wearing Chalkidian helmet / Two confronting female heads in profile, their faces overlapping with common or ‘single eye’, hair in archaic braids, all within incuse square. VF and well centered. Carr coll.

This coin is appears to be a variant of B55 sharing the same reverse – see Coin ID #11681. The obverse is different - here Athena wears a Chalkidian helmet instead of Corinthian. CNG commented: “This helmet is thought to be a derivative of the Corinthian helmet, and became popular in the 5th–4th centuries BC. It was lighter than the Corinthian helmet and afforded its wearer better visibility and hearing while worn.” This emission is only the second known example, the other being sold at the NAC Auc. 78 (5/2014) lot 1471 which appears to be from the same dies (see Coin ID #11286). The obverse of this coin is similar to an unknown type - Coin ID #11287, which was a coin sold at the Gemini Auc. IX (1/2012), lot 111.
May 11, 2017
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Temenothyrai (AD 258-260) AE 27 - Saloninus44 viewsSaloninus, as Caesar, 258-260 AD. AE27 (6.64g). Archiereus Titanios. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Sarapis standing left wearing calathos oustretched right, holding scepter. Rare. gVF. Ex Gorny & Mosch 233 [2015], 2042.May 03, 2017
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Aigeai (AD 81-96) AE 29 - Domitian92 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE29 (12.179g 6h). Dated CY 142 (95/6 AD). (AYTO KAIΣAP) ΔOMITIANOΣ ΣEBAΣTOΣ ΓEPMAN, laureate head right, with aegis / (AIΓEAIΩN) / BMP (date, left field) / ΦIΛΩTA ΘEOΔOC (right field), Athena Alkidemos standing right, holding spear and shield. VF, green patina, very rare. Tricarico coll.Apr 13, 2017
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Thyateira (AD 81-96) AE 16 - Domitia93 viewsDomitia (wife of Domitian, 81-96 AD). AE16 (3.085g, 5h). ΔOMITIA CEBACTH, draped bust right / ΘIATEIPHNΩN, Lyre. VF, scarce, ex Plankenhron coll. Tricarico coll.Apr 13, 2017
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Sardeis (AD 81-96) AE 21 - Domitia95 viewsDomitia (wife of Domitian, 81-96 AD). AE21 (4.832g, 12h). ΔOMITIA CEBACTH, draped bust right / EΠI T ΦΛ MHTPOΔΩPOY TO B CARΔIANΩN, Boule standing right, confronting Nemesis standing left. Scarce, VF. ex Plankenhorn coll. Tricarico coll.Apr 13, 2017
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Mostene (AD 69-79) AE 26 - Vespasian97 viewsVespasian, 69-79 AD. AE26 (4.31g). KAICAP OYECΠACIANOC, laureate head right / KAICAPEΩN MOCTHNΩΝ, Hero riding horse left, holding bipennis over shoulder. Above: star to left and crescent to right. VF, Green patina, Rare. ex Plankenhorn Coll. Tricarico coll.Apr 13, 2017
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Kaunos (BC 166-100) Hemidrachm90 views166-100 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.23g, 11mm). Head of Athena wearing Korinthian helmet / KTHTOΣ, City monogram, parazonion, omphalos encircled by snake. Dark patina, gVF.Apr 12, 2017
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Stratonikeia (BC 166) Hemidrachm108 viewsafter 166 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.55g). Demetri(os) magistrate. Laureate head of Zeus right / Eagle with spread wings to right. gVF.Apr 12, 2017
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Kibyra (AD 81-96) AE 21 - Domitian93 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD (Klau Bias priest). AE21 (4.96g, 6h). ΔOMITIANOC CEBACTOC KIBYPATΩN, laureate head of Domitian right / EПI APXIEPEΩC KΛAY BIANTOC, Athena standing left, holding Nike, spear and shield. VF, dark green patina. Scarce. Tricarico coll. Apr 08, 2017
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Kibyra (AD 81-96) AE 22 - Domitian91 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD (Klau Bias priest). AE22 (4.574g, 6h). ΔOMITIANOC KAI CEBAYOC, laureate head of Domitian right / EПI APXIEPEΩC KΛAY BIANTOC, - KI BY (across field), Dionysus standing, left, holding thyrsus and cantharus; panther at his feet. nVF, green patina with earthen incrustations. Scarce. Tricarico coll. Apr 08, 2017
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Apameia (AD 177-192) AE 1881 viewsTime of Commodus, 177-192 AD. AE18 (2.89g). Draped bust of Sarapis wearing calathos / AΠAM ЄΩN, Marsyas seated on rock playing on double flute. Very rare. Nice VF.Apr 06, 2017
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Eumeneia (AD 193-211) AE 2076 viewsTime of Septimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE20 (6.26g). ЄVMЄNЄΩN, draped bust of Sarapis wearing calathos / ΓΛAVKOC, river god Glaukos reclining left, holding grain ears, poppy and reed, and resting elbow upon overturned urn from which liquid flows, two tunnies left. Rare. Green patina, VF.Apr 06, 2017
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Laodikeia (AD 138-161) AE 2079 viewsTime of Antoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE20 (4.61g). ΛAOΔIK ЄΩN, bust of Mên wearing Phrygian cap and chlamys; crescent behind bust / ΔIONYCI OC, eagle facing, head left. VF.Apr 01, 2017
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Kyme (AD 253-268) AE 13103 viewsTime of Gallienus, 253-268 AD. AE13 (1.46g). Bust of Serapis right wearing kalathos / KYMA I ΩN, prow of ship right. Dark green patina, gVF.Apr 01, 2017
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Aigai (AD 193-235) AE 13100 viewsSeveran Times, 193-235 AD. AE13 (1.75g). IE CIC, draped bust of Isis wearing basileion / AIΓAE ΩN, Harpocrates standing left holding cornucopia before flaming alar. Black patina, aEF.Apr 01, 2017
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Sebaste (AD 100-200) AE 2383 views2nd century AD. AE23 (6.32g). IЄPA CYNKΛHT OC, male bust of Senate right, hair bound by taenia / CЄB ACT HNΩN, Zeus enthroned to left, holding phiale and scepter. VF.Mar 30, 2017
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Isinda (AD 247-249) AE 22 - Philip II87 viewsPhilip II, 247-249 AD. AE22 (7.20g). K M IOY CЄOV ΦIΛIΠΠOC C, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ICINΔЄΩN, Tyche with rudder and cornucopiae. VF.Mar 30, 2017
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Mostene (AD 254-268) AE 22 - Salonina87 viewsSalonina, Augusta, 254-268 AD. AE22 (3.92g). IOY KOP CAΛΩNЄINA, draped bust right, wearing stephane / MOCTHNΩN, tripod altar, two crossed palm branches above. VF.Mar 30, 2017
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Kolybrassos (AD 250-251) AE 25 - Herennius Etruscus91 viewsHerennius Etruscus, 250-251 AD. AE25 (9.42g). KYIN ЄP ЄTP MЄC ΔЄKION KAI, draped and cuirassed bust right / KOΛYBPACCЄΩN, Tyche with rudder and cornucopia. VF.Mar 30, 2017
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Perge (AD 218-222) AE 26 - Elagabalus92 viewsElagabalus, 218-222 AD. AE26 (9.73g, 12h). AV K M AY AN TΩNINOC CEB, cuirassed and draped bust right / ΠΕΡΓ ΑΙΩΝ River god with cornucopiae and branch reclining to left; below, water. Very rare. Extremely fine. Ex 51gallery Brüssel 2014, 210.Mar 30, 2017
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B95 var.127 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.54g, 9.5mm, 11h). Laureate head of Apollo (Dionysos?) facing right / Head of female facing right, drapery at neck, within linear square. Good VF. Carr coll.

A variation of the usual B95 type or a distinct new type. The obverse head appears different to that of Apollo and more like Dionysos with a laurel wreath rather than the usual ivy leaves. The female head on the reverse is unusually large. CNG described this coin as: “This is one of the few coins of this type that we have handled where the obverse portrait may actually be Dionysos, as there is what looks like a pinecone at the top of the laurel wreath. Normally, Dionysos would be wreathed with ivy leaves, but the wreath on this coin, and this type, usually looks more like laurel leaves. It is possible that this type is either an engraver’s error, or was meant to be a distinct issue different from the Apollo obverse type”.
Mar 30, 2017
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Kyzikos (BC 600-550) EL 1/48 Stater 96 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL 1/48 Stater (0.32g, 7mm). Large tunny head right / Irregular quadripartite incuse square. gVF. Rare denomination with this specific emission being unknown. Carr coll.Mar 30, 2017
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/12 Stater116 viewsca 500-450 BC. EL Hemihekte (1.29g, 8mm). Prow of galley left terminating in forepart of winged hound or wolf; below, tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. VF. Rare denomination for this type with only one other known - Gemini IX (1/2012), lot 103. Unpublished in standard references. Carr coll.

William Greenwell, in his 1887 tome entitled "The electrum coinage of Cyzicus," notes only a stater of this type and offers the following speculation: "The expedition of the Argonauts plays an important part in the mythical history of Cyzicus, and the prow represented on the stater is probably that of the ship Argo" (pp. 124-125). See also Coin ID #13239 for a hekte.
Mar 30, 2017
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Uncertain (AD 77-78) AE 20 - Vespasian91 viewsVespasian, struck 77-78 AD. AE20 (4.60g, 6h). IMP CAESAR VESPASIAN AVGVST, laureate head right / PON MAX TR P P P COS VIII CENS / S-C (in field), Nike advancing left, with wreath and palm. VF. Very rare. Tricarico coll.Mar 28, 2017
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Uncertain (AD 76) Denarius - Domitian95 viewsDomitian, as Caesar, struck 76 AD. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.092g, 6h). CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS, laureate head right, small 'o' below neck truncation (out of flan) / COS IIII, Eagle standing facing on garlanded basis, wings open, head right, F. Rare. Tricarico coll.Mar 28, 2017
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Uncertain (AD 77-78) AE 20- Vespasian99 viewsVespasian, struck 77-78 AD. AE20 (4.085g, 6h). IMP CAESAR VESPASIAN AVGVST, laureate head right / S-C (within laurel wreath). VF. Very rare. Tricarico coll.Mar 28, 2017
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Tripolis (AD 238-244) AE 19 - Gordian III83 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE19 (3.65g). AVT K M ANT ΓOPΔIANOC, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / TPIΠOΛЄITΩN, Tyche standing left with rudder and cornucopia. gVF.Mar 25, 2017
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Prymnessos (AD 238) AE 1984 views238 AD. AE19 (3.85g). Bust of Zeus Serapis right / ΠPYMN HCCEΩN, Hermes standing holding kerykeion and purse. VF.Mar 25, 2017
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Kotiaeion (AD 253-268) AE 19101 viewsTime of Valerian and Gallienus, 253-268 AD. AE19 (3.36g). ΔHMOC, bearded head of Demos right / KOTIAEΩN, Cybele seated left on throne, holding patera and resting elbow upon drum; lion seated to left and right. VF.Mar 25, 2017
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Baris (AD 222-235) AE 21 - Severus Alexander86 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE21 (4.69g). AV K M AV CЄ AΛЄΞANΔPOC; laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / BAPHNΩN, Dionysos standing left holding thyrsos and kantharos, panther to left. VF.Mar 25, 2017
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Philadelphia (AD 198-209) AE 25 - Geta97 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 198-209 AD. AE25 (6.76g). Julianus magistrate. Λ CЄΠ ΓЄTAC KAI, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right / ЄΠI OVΛIANOV ΦIΛAΔ[ЄΛΦЄΩN], Hermes advancing right holding kerykeion, head left looking back, dragging ram by its horns. gVF. Ex coll. Hannelore Scheiner, Germany (1936-2015).Mar 25, 2017
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Philadelphia (AD 81-96) AE 20 - Domitian87 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE20 (4.687 g, 6h), Fl Praxeas, first archon, priest of five priesthoods for life, epimel archon. AYTOKPATWP KAICAP ΔOMITIANOC, laureate head right / EΠI ΦΛ ΠPAKΞOY APΧ ΠP IEPE WC / ΦIΛAΔEΛ ΦEWN Φ, Nike advancing left with wreath and palm. Near VF. Scarce. Tricarico coll.Mar 23, 2017
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Eikonion (AD 238-244) AE 17 - Gordian III94 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE17 (2.02g). IMP C M ANTO COPDIAN A; laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / COL ICONIEI/ S-R; Marsyas standing left. Extremely rare. VF.Mar 21, 2017
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Euhippe (AD 100-200) AE 1588 viewsca 2nd century AD. AE15 (2.12g). Head of Tyche right / ЄYIΠ – ΠЄΩN, bundle of four corn-ears. aVF.Mar 15, 2017
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The Kaystrianoi (BC 200-50) AE 1685 views2nd-1st century BC. AE16 (3.04g, 1h). Laureate head of Apollo right / Winged kerykeion. Near VF, green patina, adjustment marks. Scarce city.Feb 25, 2017
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Mytilene (AD 193-211) AE 45 - Septimius Severus117 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE45 - Medallion (54.14g). AY KAI A CЄΠ CЄOYHPOC ΠЄPTINAΞ, laureate, cuirassed bust right, wearing aegis / ЄΠI CTPA APT ЄMΩNOC TOY CЄKOYN Emperor in military dress standing left, holding parazonium and sacrifing with a patera over lighted altar. Behind Nike holding palm and crowing him. In exergue, MYTIΛHNAIΩN. Extremely rare. Brown tone. gVF.Feb 20, 2017
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Nikomedeia (AD 238-244) AE 31 - Gordian III99 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE31 (19.52g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Nike standing facing, head left; holdin crown and palm branch. Rare. Nice light brown patina. VF.Feb 20, 2017
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Side (AD 253-268) AE 31 - Gallienus106 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE31 (19.01g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. gVF.Feb 20, 2017
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Synnada (AD 198-217) AE 23 - Caracalla93 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE23 (8.42g). Laureate bust right / CVNNA-ΔEΩN, Apollo standing left, holding branch. Attractive brown tone. gVF.Feb 20, 2017
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Kotiaeion (AD 177-192) AE 22 - Commodus95 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE22 (4.30g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Aklepius standing right, holding serpent-staff. Brown tone. VF.Feb 20, 2017
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Prusias ad Hypium (AD 217-218) AE 34 - Macrinus108 viewsMacrinus, 217-218 AD. AE34 (22.78g). Laurate and cuirassed bust right / Hercules standing left, wrestling giant Antaeus whom he is lifting off the ground. Brown-green patina. Light scratches on rev.; otherwise VF.

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. Antaeus had defeated most of his opponents until it came to his fight with Heracles. Upon finding that he could not beat Antaeus by throwing him to the ground as he would reheal due to his parentage (Gaia), Heracles discovered the secret of his power. Holding Antaeus aloft, Heracles crushed him in a bearhug.
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