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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

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Dionysopolis (AD 218-222) AE 2014 viewsTime of Elagabalus, 218-222 AD. AE20 (3.24g). Dated CY 70 (221/2 AD). ΠΟΛΙC, turreted and draped bust of Tyche right / ΔΙΟΝVCOΠΟΛЄΙΤΩΝ / TO O, Hermes standing left, holding purse and caduceus. Very rare. gVF.May 27, 2016
Apameia (AD 193-235) AE 1623 viewsTime of the Severans, 193-235 AD. AE16 (1.61g). AΠAMЄΩN, helmeted bust of Athena right, wearing aegis / MAIANΔPOC, river-god Maeandrus reclining left, holding reed and cornucopia, and resting elbow upon overturned urn from which liquid pours. VF.May 27, 2016
Saitta (AD 100-200) AE 1819 views2nd century AD. AE18 (3.46g). Bare head of Herakles right; club over shoulder / CAITTHNΩN, Isis standing facing, head left, with sistrum and situla. gVF.May 27, 2016
Nysa (AD 161-180) AE 26 - Marcus Aurelius20 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE26 (10.50g). ΑV Κ Μ ΑVΡ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟС, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΝVСΑЄΩΝ, Kore standing left, holding sceptre. gVF.May 27, 2016
Maionia (AD 161-180) AE 188 viewsTime of Marcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE18 (3.63g). ΖEYC OΛYMΠIOC, diademed and draped head of Zeus left / MAIONΩN, cult statue of Artemis Ephesia standing facing, with supports. VF.May 27, 2016
Bageis (AD 198-213) AE 2013 views198-213 AD (time of later Severans). AE20 (4.16g). Struck under archon Gaius. ΔHMOC, laureate youthful bust of Demos right, drapery on far shoulder / ΕΠΙ ΓΑΙΟV APX BAΓΗΝΩΝ, Dionysos standing facing, head left, holding thyrsos and pouring whine out of kantharos; at feet to left, small panther. gVF.May 27, 2016
Antiocheia (AD 254-268) AE 24 - Salonina21 viewsSalonina, Augusta, 254-268 AD. AE24 (6.51g). [...] CAΛONINA CЄB, draped bust left / ANTIOXЄΩΝ, Eagle standing right on garlanded altar. VF.May 27, 2016
Attuda (AD 98-117) AE 1610 viewsTime of Trajan, 98-117 AD. AE16 (3.20g). ATTOVΔЄΩΝ, draped bust of Tyche right, wearing mural crown / ΔIA MЄNIΠΠOV, Nemesis standing facing, head left, holding scales and lifting veil. VF.May 27, 2016
Ephesos (AD 138-161) AE 17 - Antoninus Pius15 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE17 (3.49g). Laureate head right / boar standing right. VF.May 27, 2016
Alexandreia (AD 253-268) AE 20 - Gallienus27 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE20 (5.40g). IMP GALLIENVS A, laureate head right / COL AVG TRO, horse grazing right. gVF.May 27, 2016
Alexandreia (AD 253-260) AE 22 - Valerian I26 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE22 (6.69g). IMP LIC VALERIAN, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / COL AV / TRO, she-wolf standing right, head left, suckling the twins Romulus and Remus. EF.May 27, 2016
Alexandreia (AD 251-253) AE 23 - Volusian17 viewsVolusian, 251-253 AD. AE23 (6.85g). IMP C VIBI AFINI OLVSSIANV, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / COL AVG TROAD, Herakles and Antaios wrestling. VF.May 27, 2016
Alexandreia (AD 251-253) AE 22 - Volusian18 viewsVolusian, 251-253 AD. AE22 (7.22g). IMP VIBI AFI VOLVSSIAN, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / COL AVG / TROA, horse grazing right. VF.May 27, 2016
Alexandreia (AD 251-253) AE 22 - Trebonianus Gallus22 viewsTrebonianus Gallus, 251-253 AD. AE22 (6.79g). IMP C VIBI TRIBO GALLVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / COL AVG TROAD, Marsyas standing right, raising hand and holding wine skin over shoulder. VF.May 27, 2016
Alexandreia (AD 244-249) AE 24 - Philip I40 viewsPhilip I, 244-249 AD. AE24 (7.48g). IMP M IVLI PHILIPPVS, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / COL AVGO / TROA, she-wolf standing right, suckling Romulus and Remus. aEF.May 27, 2016
Alexandreia (AD 235-238) AE 25 - Maximinus I12 viewsMaximinus, 235-238 AD. AE25 (7.91g). IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AV, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / COL AVG TROA, Nike advancing left on globe, holding shield above head. aVF.May 27, 2016
Alexandreia (AD 200-300) AE 2138 viewsQuasi-autonomous, ca 198-268 AD. AE21 (5.54g). ALEX TRO, turreted and draped bust of Tyche right; vexillum to left / COL AV / TRO, horse grazing right; tree to left. aEF.May 27, 2016
Alexandreia (AD 200-300) AE 2120 viewsQuasi-autonomous, circa 198-268 AD. AE21 (6.02g). AV CO TRO, turreted and draped bust of Tyche right / COL ALE AVG TRO, Apollo Smintheus standing right, holding bow and phiale, quiver over shoulder. gVF.May 27, 2016
Amaseia (AD 198-217) AE 30 - Caracalla34 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE30 (15.04g). Dated CY 208 (206/7 AD). AV KAI M AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΑΔΡ CЄ AN AMACIAC MHT NЄΠP Π ЄT CH, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. Ex Grün 38, lot 344. VF.May 27, 2016
Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B90 type 6 74 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.53g, 10mm). Wreathed head of young Dionysos right/ Facing large head of satyr with small ‘animal ears’, shaggy hair, close cropped beard and moustache, furrowed brow, ivy leaf top right in field, all within linear square. EF. Carr coll.

Bodenstedt notes 16 obv. and 25 rev. dies. His reverse die varieties can be simplified to small variations of 3 different head types and 4 “motifs” that occur in the field. The 3 different head types are: small bald head with long tousled beard swept back, smooth forehead, long pointed ears upward; larger head, shaggy hair and close cropped beard and moustache, small ‘animal ears’, furrowed or smooth brow; as previous type but shaggy hair (as in this example). The 4 “motifs” are additions in the field: an ivy leaf, upper right and sometimes lower left corners; grapes, lower left corner (Bodenstedt makes a distinction on basis of a stem being present); 8-armed/beamed star top right corner; and, 8-armed/beamed star top left corner.

These 7 simplified reverse varieties/types for Bodenstedt 90 have been described elsewhere on this website (see Coin ID #11346). Second known from auction.
May 19, 2016
Laodikeia (AD 81-96) AE 23 - Domitian36 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE23 (10.00g, 12h). Claudia Zenonis, wife of magistrate G. Julius Cotys. ΔOMETIANOC KAICAP, laureate and cuirassed bust right right / KΛAYΔIA ZHNΩNIC ΛAODIKEΩN, male figure standing left, holding patera and palm branch; to left, urn containing staff with flag (vexillum). VF, black patina. Rare. Tricarico coll.May 13, 2016
Uncertain (AD 77-78) AE 25 - Titus 22 viewsTitus, as Caesar, struck 77-78 AD. AE25 (7.37g, 6h). T CAESAR IMPER PONT, laureate head of Titus right / TR POT COS VI CENSOR / S C (in exergue), eagle standing right on thunderbolt, wings spread, head left. VF, dark patina. Very rare. Tricarico coll.May 12, 2016
Soloi (BC 425-400) Hemiobol22 views425-400 BC. AR Hemiobol (7mm, 0.3g, 3h). Head of Amazon left, wearing pointed cap / Grape bunch.May 11, 2016
Parlais (BC 100-0) AE 1949 views1st century BC. AE19 (4.7g). Laureate head of Zeus right / ΠΑΡΛΑΙΤΕΩΝ ΔΙΟΜΗΔΟΥ, panther walking right, two piloi.May 08, 2016
Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B-170 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.54g, 6h, 11mm). Laureate head of Apollo right / Female head (Persephone and Hecate) right, wearing triangular earring, within linear square. VF.

The cataloger of this coin thought it to be a “mule” of B100 and B99. However, the reverse is different than B99 with the female wearing triangular earrings. There are no die matches for the obverse and the reverse is a new type. Noting a new emission is important, as it adds two extra years to the period of emissions of hecte from Mytilene. If the emissions did cease with Alexander, then each coin unknown to Bodenstedt supports the view that hecte were issued earlier than he suggests. It appears this is the eighth new emission unknown to Bodenstedt.
Apr 15, 2016
Aizanis (AD 41-54) AE 1633 viewsTime of Claudius, 41-54 AD. AE16 (2.53g). ΘEOC CYNKΛHTOC, bust of the Senate right / AIZANITΩN/ EΠI/ ACKΛA/ XAPAKO, facing statue of Artemis, stag to left. Dark patina. Extremely rare. VF.Apr 15, 2016
Mytilene (BC 521-478) EL Hekte - B19.1186 viewsca 521-478 BC. EL Hekte (2.57g, 10mm, 12h). Facing head of grimacing Gorgon, tongue protruding (no small row of top teeth) / Bearded head of Herakles right, wearing lion-skin headdress; truncation with two rows of dots, rectangular punch behind neck; the whole in incuse. EF. Carr coll.

Obverse and reverse die unknown to Bodenstedt and no match with examples that have come to auction thus far. 34 examples known to Bodenstedt, this appears to be the 60th example offered at electronic auction or sale.
Apr 11, 2016
Nikaia (AD 251-253) AE 26 - Trebonianus Gallus24 viewsTrebonianus Gallus, 251-253 AD. AE26 (6.78g). Radiate and draped bust right / Concordia standing left, holding cornucopia and patera. gVF.Apr 09, 2016
Nikomedeia (AD 251-253) AE 23 - Trebonianus Gallus20 viewsTrebonianus Gallus, 251-253 AD. AE23 (6.50g). Radiate and draped bust right / Emperor on horseback right. VF.Apr 09, 2016
Nikomedeia (AD 253-260) AE 25 - Valerian I, Gallienus & Valerian II68 viewsValerian I, Gallienus and Valerian II, 253-260 AD. AE25 (9.74g). AYT OΥAΛEΡIANOC ΓAΛΛIENOC OΥAΛEΡIANOC / KAICA, confronted busts of laureate, draped and cuirassed Valerian I left, and laureate and draped Gallienus right; between them, draped Valerian II right / NIKOM - HΔEΩN, sacrifical altar with victim at side; three temples around; in exergue, TΡIC NEOKOPΩN. Very Rare. gVF.Apr 09, 2016
Mytilene (BC 454-427) EL Hekte - B45a195 viewsca 454-427 BC. EL Hekte (2.54g, 10.5mm, 4h). Head of nymph three-quarter facing and turned slightly right, wearing taenia bound at back of head / Two boars' heads confronting each other, “A” between. nEF. Carr coll.

It has been suggested that the obverse portrait is that of Sappho (see Coin ID #153) or Europa. Three examples noted by Bodenstedt, this appears to be only the eighth additional example offered at electronic auction. Of the total, four examples have the letter “A” between the heads.
1 commentsApr 06, 2016
Nikaia (AD 81-96) AE 36 - Domitian36 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE36 (23.96g, 5h). AYT ΔOMITIANΩΣ KAIΣAP ΣEB ΓEP, laureate head right / NKA ПP (in monograms, across field); Ares walking right, with trophy and spear. Rare, VF, green patina. Ex Righetti coll., Tricarico coll.Apr 05, 2016
Side (AD 81-96) AE 21 - Domitian23 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE21 (7.53g). ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑΝΟC ΓЄΡΜΑΝΙΚΟC, laureate head right / CIΔHTΩN, Apollo Sidetes standing facing, holding patera, pomegranate and scepter. Extremely rare, perhaps third known. gVF.Mar 31, 2016
Neokaisareia (AD 253-260) AE 26 - Valerian I19 viewsValerian I. 253-260 AD. AE26 (10.48g). Dated CY 192 (255/256 AD). AV K ΠO ΛIK OVAΛЄPIANOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / MHT NЄ-OKAICAPI, prize crown with palm set on altar inscribed AKTIA; ЄT PYB in exergue. Dark greenish-brown surfaces, minor roughness, VF.Mar 31, 2016
Kaisareia (AD 117-138) Didrachm - Hadrian47 viewsHadrian. 117-138 AD. AR Didrachm (6.41g, 23mm). Struck 128-138 AD. AΔPIANOC - CЄΒΑCTOC, laureate head right / ΥΠΑΤΟC Γ ΠΑ-ΤΗΡ ΠΑΤΡΙΔΟC, Club; star left, crescent right. Scarce. Toned VF.Mar 31, 2016
Kaisareia (AD 177-192) Didrachm - Commodus39 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AR Didrachm (3.96g, 21mm). Dated Cos III (181/2 AD). Laureate head right / Club in between crescent and star. Very rare. VF.Mar 31, 2016
Side (AD 193-211) AE 18 - Septimius Severus18 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE18 (4.78g). AVT ΛCЄ OYH POC ΠЄPTI, laureate head right / CIΔ-HT, Athena advancing left, holding pomegranate and shield. VF.Mar 31, 2016
Kyzikos (AD 69-79) AE 28 - Vespasian30 viewsVespasian. 69-79 AD. AE28 (10.98g). AVTOKPATOPI KAIΣAPI ΣEBAΣTΩ OYEΣΠAΣIANΩ, laureate head right / KV/ZI in two lines in laurel wreath. Glossy dark green and brown patina, some light smoothing in fields, aVF.Mar 31, 2016
Samos (AD 249-251) AE 21 - Trajan Decius22 viewsTrajan Decius. 249-251 AD. AE21 (5.64g). ΑΥΤ Κ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟC ΔЄΚΙΟC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind. Rev.: CAMIW-N, River-god Imbrasos reclining left, holding peacock and cornucopia, leaning on urn from which water flows. Nice VF.Mar 31, 2016
Sagalassos (AD 251-253) AE 25 - Trebonianus Gallus11 viewsTrebonianus Gallus. 251-253 AD. AE25 (10.57g). AV KA ΓA OV TP ΓAΛΛOC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / CAΓAΛACCЄ-ΩN, Mên standing to left, crescent behind shoulders, holding patera and scepter. VF.Mar 31, 2016
Iasos (BC 350-250) AE 928 viewsca 4th-3rd century BC. AE9 (0.9g). Laureate head of Apollo facing slightly left / ΙΑΣΙ, head of nymph right, hair in sakkos, prawn to right.Mar 30, 2016
Iasos (BC 350-250) AE 1029 viewsca 4th-3rd century BC. AE10 (1.2g). Laureate head of Apollo facing slightly right / ΙΑ, head of nymph right, hair in sakkos, prawn to right.Mar 30, 2016
Iasos (BC 350-250) AE 926 viewsca 4th-3rd century BC. AE9 (1.1g). Laureate head of Apollo facing slightly right / ΙΑ, head of nymph right, hair in sakkos, prawn to right.Mar 30, 2016
Iasos (BC 350-250) AE 1030 viewsca 4th-3rd century BC. AE10 (1.0g). Laureate head of Apollo facing slightly left / ΙΑΣΙ, head of nymph right, hair in sakkos, prawn to right.Mar 30, 2016
Iasos (BC 350-250) AE 1034 viewsca 4th-3rd century BC. AE10 (1.0g). Laureate head of Apollo facing slightly left / ΙΑΣΙ, head of nymph right, hair in sakkos, prawn to right.Mar 30, 2016
Iasos (BC 350-250) AE 1027 viewsca 4th-3rd century BC. AE10 (0.8g). Laureate head of Apollo facing slightly left / ΙΑΣΙ, head of nymph right, hair in sakkos, prawn to right.Mar 30, 2016
Smyrna (AD 69-79) AE 23 - Titus and Domitian13 viewsTitus and Domitian, as Caesars, 69-79 AD. M. Vettius Bolanus procos, struck after 73 AD. AE23 (6.02g, 10h). TITOC AYTOKPATΩR ΔOMITIANOC KAIC, jugate laureate heads of Titus and Domitian left / EΠI BOΛANOY ZMIPNAIΩΝ EΡMOC, river-god Hermus reclining left on upturned urn, holding two grain ears in right hand and cradling cornucopiae in left arm. nVF. Tricarico coll.Mar 30, 2016
Bithynia Uncertain (AD 71-79) AE 22 - Titus13 viewsKoinon of Bithynia. Titus, as Caesar, 71-79 AD. AE22 (5.23g). M. Maecius Rufus Procurator. AYTOKPA TITOΣ KAIΣAP ΣEBAΣ YIOΣ, laureate head right / EΠI M MAIKIOY POYΦOY ANΘYПATOY, bundle of five grain-ears. Rare. Brown patina. Tricarico coll.Mar 30, 2016
Erythrai (BC 501-480) Hemiobol31 viewsca 500-480 BC. AR Hemiobol (8mm, 0.39g). Star of eight rays / Quadripartite incuse square punch. gVF.Mar 24, 2016
Uncertain (BC 500) Bull - Hemiobol23 views5th-4th century BC. AR Hemiobol (8mm, 0.34g). Head of horned lion (?) left / Incuse square divided into eight sections each containing pellet. VF.Mar 24, 2016
Uncertain (BC 480-420) Obol27 views5th century BC. AR Obol (0.49g, 7mm). Forepart of lion left, head turned right / Grain, uncertain letters around. VF. Unpublished?Mar 24, 2016
Uncertain (BC 480-450) Triobol40 views5th century BC. AR Hemidrachm (13mm, 2.70g). Griffin seated right / Bearded head left within incuse square with beaded border. VF. Unpublished?Mar 24, 2016
Uncertain (BC 480-450) Tetrobol74 views5th century BC. AR Drachm (16mm, 3.57g). Forepart of Pegasos right / Bearded head right within dotted linear square; all within incuse square. VF.1 commentsMar 24, 2016
Dardanos (BC 420-380) Hemiobol40 viewsLate 5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.27g, 8mm, 9h). Horseman riding left / Cock standing left [within incuse square]. VF, light porosity. Rare.Mar 19, 2016
Assos (BC 450-400) Drachm71 viewsca 450-400 BC. AR Drachm (3.36g, 15mm, 7h). Helmeted head of Athena left / Head of lion left; A-Σ-ΣO-O-N around; all within incuse square. VF, toned, granular surfaces. Very rare.Mar 19, 2016
Kebren (BC 450) Hemidrachm96 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.90g, 13mm). Horse prancing right / KE-B-P-H within quarters of quadripartite incuse square. Unpublished in the standard references. Near EF, double struck on obverse. Extremely rare.Mar 19, 2016
Uncertain (BC 480-420) Tetartemorion30 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (0.1g, 4mm). Lyre / Pattern of parallel grooves.Mar 13, 2016
Methymna (BC 450-400) Silenos - Obol21 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Obol (0.4g, 7mm). Head of bearded Silenos facing / Head of lion left within incuse square.Mar 13, 2016
Mytilene (BC 530-522) 1/24 Stater - BE-79 viewsca 530-522 BC. EL 1/24 Stater (0.58g, 6mm). Calf head facing right / Incuse square. VF, toned. Carr coll.

Unknown to Bodenstedt, this appears to be the fifth example that has been offered at auction. This example shares the same die and punch as two other examples – CNG Auc. 88 (9/2011), lot 363 (Coin ID #8310); and CNG Auc. 97 (9/2014) lot 223. After Bodenstedt was published in 1981, some scholars have suggested this series of emissions appears to equate to a Lydo-Milesian standard, which may indicate it was minted in Ionia, perhaps during the Ionian Revolt - see Kayhan (2002), Plate 28 nos. 732-734 (also Coin ID #12749).
Mar 10, 2016
Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B8263 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.48g, 10mm, 5h). Female head (possibly Leda) facing right / Swan standing right, head left, wing raised, within linear square in incuse square, VF/F. Carr coll.

Bodenstedt notes only one example. This is the third additional example known from auction. The other two sold at auction were NAC Auction O (2004), lot 1603 and Tkalec Auction (4/2007), lot 71. The obverse of all the examples have been struck from the same die. This obverse die was also used for an emission, unknown to Bodenstedt, that has Nike on the reverse – see Coin ID #11240 and Coin ID #12842. The reverse die used for this coin is different to what is the common die for the other three examples - the ‘underwing’ of the swan is more extensive and detailed.
Feb 23, 2016
Kaisareia (AD 69-79) Didrachm - Vespasian74 viewsVespasian, with Domitian as Caesar, 69-79 AD. AR Didrachm (5.38g, 21mm, 6h). Dated RY 9 (76/7 AD). AYTOKPA KAICAP YOECΠACIANOC CEBACTOC, laureate head of Vespasian right / ΔOMITIANOC KAICAP CEBAC YIO ET Θ, Domitian, togate, standing slightly left, holding olive branch. F. Rare. Tricarico coll.Feb 18, 2016
Mytilene (BC 521-478) EL Hekte - B-138 viewsca 521-478 BC. EL Hekte (2.53g, 11mm). Head of a roaring lion, facing left / Incuse head of a calf facing left, incuse rectangular punch behind. gVF. Carr coll.

The combination of roaring lion with incuse head of calf are noted in Bodenstedt as emissions 12, 13, 14, 24 and 25. This coin has the obverse and reverse figures facing left - a combination unknown to Bodenstedt and unpublished in other standard references. This is the second of three examples known from auction. The first was sold in Gorny and Mosch Auc. 151 (10/2006), lot 179. The second and third examples in Pecunem Auc. 40 (2/2016), lots 226 and 227. The examples from Pecunem auction are from the same obverse and reverse dies.
Feb 08, 2016
Kyzikos (BC 450-430) EL Stater274 viewsca 450-430 BC. EL Stater (16.00g). Orestes kneeling left, holding sword and resting left arm on omphalos; below, tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. gVF. Ex New York Sale IV (1/2002), lot 188.Feb 04, 2016
Stratonikeia (AD 193-211) AE 37 - Septimius Severus & Julia Domna80 viewsSeptimius Severus, with Julia Domna, 193-211 AD. AE37 (21.80g, 6h). Cl. Aristeas, magistrate. AV KA[I Λ C]Є CЄO-VHPO[C I]-OVΛ[IA Δ]OMN AV, confronted busts of Severus right, laureate, draped, and cuirassed, and Domna left, draped; countermarks: helmeted head right within circular incuse and ΘЄOY within rectangular incuse / ЄΠIMЄΛHTI [K]Λ APICTЄ A C-TPA-TONIK-ЄΩN, facing cult statue of Artemis Ephesia flanked by stags; star and crescent flanking head. VF, brown surfaces. Rare and exceptional. Ex Münzen und Medaillen AG 41 (6/1970), lot 405; Birkler & Waddell II (12/1980), lot 404.

The reverse legend employs a lengthier than usual form of epimeletes, the title for a supervisor of the production of coins.
Feb 02, 2016
Mytilene (BC 412-378) EL Hekte - B73143 viewsca 412-378 BC. EL Hekte (2.51g, 11mm, 6h). Head of Athena, right, wearing crested Attic helmet / Head of Artemis-Kybele right, wearing stephane, within square incuse. aEF. Carr coll.

34 examples noted by Bodenstedt. This appears to be the 56th additional example offered at electronic auction. Most examples of this emission are worn or poorly struck. This example is arguably one of the best known - being well centered, sharply struck and, because of the shape of the flan, the obverse displays waves of hair falling below the neckline normally absent on other examples. There are a variety of decorations that appear on the helmet of the obverse. The obverse (and reverse) is a die match for Lanz Auc. 148 (1/2010), lot 39.
Jan 30, 2016
(BC 200-169) Pharnakes III - AV Stater521 viewsPharnakes III, ca 200-169 BC. AV Stater (19.5mm, 8.47g, 12h). Amisos mint. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΦAPNAKOY, male figure, wearing flat headdress, holding cornucopia in right hand, vine branch in left, from which a deer, standing right, feeds, on his left; MH monogram to inner right. Good VF, light scuff and edge mark on reverse. Unique. Adams coll.; ex Ley Coll. Lanz 70 (11/1994), lot 81; Tkalec & Rauch (4/1989), lot 105; Leu 22 (5/1979), lot 116; Kastner 4 (11/1973), lot 52.Jan 28, 2016
Hadrianopolis (AD 193-211) AE 39 - Septimius Severus & Julia Domna59 viewsSeptimius Severus, with Julia Domna, 193-211 AD. AE39 - Medallion (34.15g, 6h). Potitus, magistrate. AV KAI CЄΠ CЄVHPOC ΠЄPT IOVΛIA ΔOMNA CЄBAC, confronted busts of Domna right, draped, and Severus left, radiate, draped, and cuirassed / ЄΠI ΠOTЄITOV IЄP-OMNH[...] CЄBACTH AΔPIAN/OΠO, Helios, holding [whip?] in right hand, globe in left, driving quadriga right; above, Nike flying right, crowning horses. EF, green patina. Rare and impressive.

Struck from dies of charming, if slightly naive, style. It is interesting that Domna is given pride of place on the left hand side of the obverse facing right, rather than facing left as on the majority of medallions featuring confronted busts of emperor and empress.
Jan 28, 2016
Pergamon (AD 198-217) AE 42 - Caracalla177 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE42 - Medallion (37.96g, 6h). Julius Anthimus, strategos. Struck circa 214 AD. AVT • KPAT • K • MA-PKOC • AVP • ANTΩNЄINOC, laureate and cuirassed bust right, slight drapery / ЄΠI CTP IOV-Λ ANΘIMOV ΠЄPΓAMHNΩN/ ΠPΩTΩN TRIC/ NЄΩKOPΩ/N, Caracalla, holding spear in left hand, advancing right on horseback; to left, Victory walking right, holding palm frond in left hand and crowning emperor with wreath held in right; to right, trophy and two bound captives, one seated and the other standing. EF, brown patina, minor adjustment marks. Rare and in exceptional condition for issue. Ex Numismatica Genevensis SA V (12/2008), lot 270.

This medallion is part of a highly interesting series that has long fascinated numismatists. Taken as a whole, the group chronicles the major events of Caracalla’s visit to Pergamum en route to an eastern military expedition in AD 214. While this was only one stop on a trip that included imperial visits to the major cities and religious sites of Asia Minor, Pergamum’s sanctuary of Asclepius (the Asclepion) was of particular appeal to Caracalla, whose health declined precipitously in the latter years of his reign.
Jan 28, 2016
Hadrianeia (AD 238-244 ) AE 43 - Gordian III111 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE43 - Medallion (46.01g, 12h). S. Furius Themisonos, archon. • AVT • K • M • ANT • ΓOPΔIANOC • AVΓ, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / ЄΠI C • ΦO-VP • ΘЄMICΩNOC • AP/ AΔPIANЄ•/ΩN, Tyche-Homonoia, holding patera in right hand and cornucopia in left, seated left, being crowned with wreath by Victory, holding palm frond in left hand; to left, Mercury standing right, seen from behind, holding caduceus in left hand and purse in right. EF, green and reddish-brown patina, minor obverse die shift, gently smoothed. Extremely rare.

Spoerri Butcher (RPC VII.1) recorded only two specimens for Furius Themisonos, as well as a unique specimen of the same type and from the same obverse die but signed by the archon K. Phanias Themisonos. This is perhaps the third known for this variant and the only in private hands. The obverse die used for this issue was also used to strike medallions for Germe in Mysia.
Jan 28, 2016
Tarsos (AD 198-217) AE 34 - Caracalla109 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE34 (19.76g, 12h). Laureate and cuirassed bust right, drapery on far shoulder / Emperor as Triptolemus, sowing seeds from seed-bag held over left shoulder, standing right on garlanded cart being drawn by two winged and yoked serpents; AM/K above, Γ/B to left. VF, black patina. Strong portrait and highly interesting reverse type. R.H. Coll.; ex Levante Coll. CNG Elec. Auc. 132, (2/2006), lot 125; CNG Auc. 66 (5/2004), lot 1186; Deaccessioned from the Départment des Monnaies, Médailles et Antiques, Bibliothèque Nationale de France; Waddington Coll. (c. 1896).Jan 28, 2016
Anazarbos (AD 219-220) AE 25 - Julia Paula38 viewsJulia Paula, Augusta, 219-220 AD. AE25 - Diassarion(?) (10.86g, 12h). Veiled and draped bust right, wearing stephane / Capricorn right above globe; ΓB above, •A•M•K• below. VF, green patina. R.H. Coll.; ex Levante Coll.; CNG 69 (6/2005), lot 1076.Jan 28, 2016
Stratonikeia (AD 209-211) AE 40 - Caracalla & Geta34 viewsCaracalla and Geta, 209-211 AD. AE40 (30.94 g, 12h). Epitynchanontos, prytanis. Confronted busts of [Geta - erased on coin] right, and Caracalla left, both laureate, draped, and cuirassed; countermark: laureate and draped bust of Caracalla right within circular incuse / Hecate standing facing, head left, sacrificing from patera over altar and holding torch. Good VF, dark green patina, scratches on reverse. R.H. Coll.; ex Ponterio 137 (1/2006), lot 1173.Jan 28, 2016
Kilbianoi Superiores (AD 193-217) AE 30 - Julia Domna30 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE30 (13.24g, 6h). Diophantos, archon for the third time. ΙOVΛIA ΔOM-NA CЄBACTH, draped bust right; countermark: bare head right / ЄΠI APX ΔIOΦANTOV Γ KIΛBIANΩN TΩN A-NΩ, Zeus standing left, holding eagle in outstretched right hand, scepter in left; at feet to left, eagle standing left, head right, on garlanded altar. Good VF, dark green patina, a few adjustment marks. R.H. Coll.; ex Vogl Coll., Helios 5 (6/2010), lot 804; Hauck & Aufhäuser 18 (10/2004), lot 488.

See Winterthur II 3772 for a different type of Domna signed by the same magistrate. Howgego cites another coin in Naples, although only the obverse is illustrated.
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Ephesos (AD 138-161) AE 35 - Antoninus Pius37 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE35 (28.10g, 6h). Laureate head right / Three temples, that in the center with the cult statue of Artemis-Ephesia, those on the sides each with an imperial statue. VF, dark green patina, scrape on reverse. Rare.Jan 28, 2016
Temnos (AD 218-222) AE 32 - Elagabalus62 viewsElagabalus, 218-222 AD. AE32 (19.04g, 5h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Zeus, holding thunderbolt, standing left between two Nemeses, each pulling at garment; single-handled vase between left Nemesis and Zeus. VF, brown surfaces, metal flaw on obverse. Rare. R.H. Coll.Jan 28, 2016
Nikaia (AD 198-217) AE 25 - Caracalla36 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE25 (8.70g, 1h). Laureate head right / Hexastyle temple with pellet in pediment. EF, attractive green patina.Jan 28, 2016
Amastris (AD 138-192) AE 2155 viewsTime of the Antonines, 138-192 AD. AE21 (6.63g, 6h). OMHPOC, draped bust of Homer right, wearing taenea / Turreted, veiled, and draped bust of Tyche right. Good VF, green patina. Very rare.Jan 28, 2016
Amastris (AD 138-161) AE 27 - Antoninus Pius52 viewsAntoninus Pius, with Marcus Aurelius as Caesar, 138-161 AD. AE27 (12.19g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Pius right / M AVPHΛION KAICAPA AMACTPIANOI, Marcus, wearing military attire and holding two spears, on horse rearing right. Good VF, brown and green patina. Very rare.Jan 28, 2016
Kaisareia (AD 198-209) Drachm - Geta57 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 198-209 AD. AR Drachm (19mm, 2.87g, 12h). Dated RY 12 of Septimius Severus (203/4 AD). ΠO Π Λ CЄΠTI ΓAITAC KЄC (sic), bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / MHTPOΠO KAICAPЄIAC, Mt. Argaeus surmounted by star; ЄT IB (date) in exergue. VF, minor roughness. A very interesting and apparently unpublished legend variety and year.Jan 28, 2016
Koinon of Galatia (AD 54-68) AE 19 - Nero44 viewsNero, 54-68 AD. AE19 (4.79g, 12h). Struck 62-65 AD. Laureate head right / Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm frond. Good VF, dark brown patina. Extremely rare.Jan 28, 2016
Stektorion (AD 244-249) AE 26 - Philip I and Philip II17 viewsPhilip I, with Philip II, 244-249 AD. AE26 (8.78g, 6h). Aurelius Demetrius, asiarch. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed busts of Philip I and Philip II facing one another / Soldier (Mygdon/Hector?) standing left, holding spear and resting hand upon shield. Near VF, green patina, some smoothing. Very rare.Jan 28, 2016
Nikaia (AD 222-235) AE 20 - Severus Alexander20 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE20 - Assarion (7.57g, 1h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / [NI]-KI-E-Ω-N, Centaur advancing right, playing lyre. Good Fine, yellow-brown surfaces, some roughness. Extremely rare.Jan 28, 2016
Nikaia (AD 198-217) AE 26 - Caracalla10 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE26 - Diassarion (10.26g, 6h). AVT K M AVP A-NTΩN AVΓ, laureate head right / NIKA-IЄΩN, Mercury standing left, holding fold of drapery and caduceus over ram standing to left. Good Fine, green surfaces, with some roughness. Extremely rare.Jan 28, 2016
Nikaia (AD 198-217) AE 27 - Caracalla17 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE27 (13.61g, 1h). Severan Games issue with Philadelphia. Struck 198 AD. AYT K M AYPH ANTΩNINOC AYΓ, laureate head right; uncertain c/m to left / CEOYHPEIA ΦIΛAΔEΛΦEIA NIKAIEΩN, table surmounted by two agonistic urns and uncertain object; below, amphora containing two palm fronds. Good Fine, dark green patina. Extremely rare.Jan 28, 2016
Nikaia (AD 166-177) AE 12 - Commodus26 viewsCommodus, as Caesar, 166-177 AD. AE12 (3.63g, 7h). Struck ca 175 AD. Bareheaded and draped bust right / NIKA-IЄωN, serpent coiled left, with beard. VF, green patina, some roughness. Extremely rare.Jan 28, 2016
Nikaia (AD 41-54) AE 26 - Claudius44 viewsClaudius, 41-54 AD. AE26 (12.64g, 12h). C. Cadius Rufus, proconsul. Struck ca 47-48 AD. Laureate head left / Front view of building with garlanded upper story. Good VF, mottled green patina. Attractive and rare architectural type.Jan 28, 2016
Amaseia (AD 198-209) AE 29 - Geta36 viewsGeta. As Caesar, 198-209 AD. AE29 (13.24g, 7h). Dated CY 208 (205/6 AD). Π CЄΠTI ΓЄTAC KЄCAP, Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / AΔP CЄV [ANT AMA]CIAC (MHT) NЄ ΠΡΠ / ЄPMHC KTICAC THN ΠOΛIN, Eagle standing facing on branch, head right, with wreath in beak; ЄT / CH (date) in two lines to right. Fine, light brown patina. Extremely rare type, with Dalaison citing just one example.

The legend on the inner field of the reverse (ερμης κτισας την πολιν) refers to Mercury as being revered as the oecist of the city.
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Cyprus Uncertain (AD 138-161) AE 33 - Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius44 viewsAntoninus Pius, with Marcus Aurelius as Caesar, 138-161 AD. AE33 (25.93g, 6h). Struck circa AD 147-161. Laureate head right / Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right. VF, brown surfaces, minor roughness. Ex Berk BBS 158 (3/2008), no. 467.Jan 26, 2016
Nikaia (AD 177-192) AE 29 - Commodus26 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE29 (17.92g, 6h). Laureate head right / Table carrying two prize urns, each with a single palm branch; KOMO/ΔЄIA below. Good VF, rough green patina, smoothed in areas. Rare.Jan 26, 2016
Cyprus Uncertain (AD 138-161) AE 33 - Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius53 viewsAntoninus Pius, with Marcus Aurelius as Caesar, 138-161 AD. AE33 (25.77g, 5h). Struck circa 147-161 AD. AV K T AI AΔP AN-TΩNINOC CЄ Є, laureate head of Antoninus Pius right / M AVPHΛIOC KAICAP VIOC CЄ, bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust of Marcus Aurelius right. Good VF, brown patina. Jan 26, 2016
Daldis (AD 193-211) AE 33 - Septimius Severus53 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE33 (23.34g, 6h). Artemidorus, archon. AV KAIC CЄΠT CЄOYHPOC Π, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / ЄΠI APTЄM-IΔΩPOY-ΛAN APX A[...], Apollo Mystes seated right, playing lyre, and Magna Mater (Cybele) seated left on throne, holding patera over lion to left and resting elbow upon drum; ΔAΛΔIA/NΩN in two lines in exergue. VF, green-brown patina, minor roughness. Extremely rare, and by far the nicer of the two known. Ex Burstein Coll.; Münzen und Medaillen AG 41 (6/1970), lot 415.

This Artemidorus is likely the famous diviner of Daldis, or possibly a similarly-named offspring. Known from an extant five volume work on the interpretations of dreams (the Oneirocritica), he gathered the material for his work during visits with fellow diviners throughout the northern Mediterranean and Asia Minor.
Jan 26, 2016
Hierapolis (Auton. AD 200-270) AE 1922 viewsEarly-mid 3rd century AD. AE19 (3.23g, 12h). Head of Zeus Troios right, wearing taenia / Mên standing right, with foot on bucranium, holding scepter and pinecone. Good VF, dark brown patina. Attractive and very rare.Jan 26, 2016
Ephesos (AD 138-161) AE 31 - Antoninus Pius42 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE31 (22.32g, 7h). Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Octastyle temple, containing facing statue of Artemis Ephesia. Good VF, brown surfaces, minor porosity. Excellent portrait.Jan 26, 2016
Nikaia (AD 193-211) AE 15 - Septimius Severus16 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE15 - Chalkous (3.67g, 12h). Laureate head right / Lighted and garlanded altar. VF, brown patina. Extremely rare.Jan 26, 2016
Ankyra (AD 198-217) AE 28 - Caracalla61 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE28 (14.46g, 1h). Laureate head left / Ceres, holding torch, driving biga of winged serpents left. VF, earthen tan surfaces, scratch on the reverse. Extremely rare, and apparently unpublished with this obverse type. R.H. Coll.Jan 26, 2016
Eirenopolis (AD 193-217) AE 23 - Julia Domna24 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE23 - Trihemiassarion (12.39g, 7h). Dated CY 144 (194/5 AD). Draped bust right / Mountain. Near VF, dark brown patina. Very rare. R.H. Coll.Jan 26, 2016
Antiocheia (AD 193-211) AE 21 - Septimius Severus36 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE21 (5.74g, 6h). Struck circa 193-203 AD. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Mên standing right, with foot on bucranium, holding scepter and crowning Victory; at feet to left, cock standing left. Good VF, green patina. Rare and exceptional for issue.Jan 26, 2016
Laodikeia (AD 198-217) AE 2641 viewsTime of Caracalla, 198-217 AD. AE26 (9.90g, 6h). Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Synedrium left, holding two staffs over shoulder / Cupid reclining left on rocks, resting hand upon head and holding torch. VF, dark green patina, minor roughness.Jan 26, 2016
Alabanda (AD 193-217) AE 25 - Julia Domna48 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE25 (7.90g, 6h). Draped bust right; in circular coutermark on breast: head of Caracalla right / Filleted laurel branch. Near VF, dark brown surfaces. R.H. Coll.; ex Helios 5 (6/2010), lot 755.Jan 26, 2016
Kretia-Flaviopolis (AD 193-217) AE 28 - Julia Domna34 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE28 (10.46g, 6h). Draped bust right / Eagle standing right upon garlanded altar; inward-facing aquila to left and right. Good VF, glossy black patina, a few scattered cleaning marks. Rare. R.H. Coll.; ex Helios 5 (6/2010), lot 627; Tkalec & Rauch (4/1989), lot 330.Jan 26, 2016
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