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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

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Peltai (AD 139-161) AE 37 - Marcus Aurelius55 viewsMarcus Aurelius. As Caesar, 139-161 AD. AE37 - Medallion (32.46g, 6h). Krateros Attalos, grammateus. Struck circa AD 144-161. KAI MAP AVPHΛIOC, bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / ΠЄΛTHNΩN MAKЄΔONΩN, processional scene: satyr holding torch and reins, driving carriage drawn by two bulls left; in carriage to right, reclining male figure left; above, another satyr, uncertain figure, and a third figure holding lyre; behind, two more figures pushing carriage, and a final uncertain figure standing left; in two lines in exergue, ЄΠI KPATЄPOV AT / TAΛOV ΓPAM. Near VF, green patina. Extremely rare, and featuring a heretofore unknown magistrate.Jan 25, 2017
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Alexandreia (AD 222-235) AE 25 - Severus Alexander 44 viewsSeverus Alexander. 222-235 AD. AE25 - As (7.88g, 7h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Severus Alexander standing left, sacrificing with patera over lighted altar to left; to left, statue of Apollo Smintheus right; between, eagle flying right with head of bull right. Near VF, green-brown surfaces, some roughness.Jan 25, 2017
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Tavion (AD 193-217) AE 28 - Julia Domna55 viewsJulia Domna. Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE28 (13.62g, 7h). Draped bust right / Fortuna seated left on rocks, holding grain; below, river god Halys swimming right. Good VF, pale earthen green patina. Very rare.Jan 25, 2017
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Ankyra (AD 244-249) AE 35 - Philip I55 viewsPhilip I. 244-249 AD. AE35 (16.83g, 12h). P. Aru. Zoilus, archon for the second time. AVT K M IOVΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Є ΠO AV ZOIΛOV APXA TO B / AΓKVPANΩN, Hephaistus seated right on chair, holding hammer and tongs, and Cyclops standing left, holding hammer; between, Minerva standing left, holding shield. Near VF, rough green-brown surfaces. The fourth known example, and only the second available to the public. Extremely rare.

Following the loss of equipment by Achilles, Hephaistus is charged with forging a new set of weaponry, which is depicted on the exceptional reverse of this very rare type. Both Hephaistus and a Cyclops are at work under the watch of Minerva in this scene adapted from Homer’s Iliad (Book 18).
Jan 25, 2017
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Magnesia ad Sipylos (AD 139-161) AE 16 - Marcus Aurelius47 viewsMarcus Aurelius, as Caesar, 139-161 AD. AE16 (3.53g, 6h). Struck circa 144-161 AD. Bareheaded and draped bust right / Infant (Pluto?) standing left, holding fruits in chiton. Near VF, green patina.Jan 25, 2017
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Hypaepa (AD 161-192) AE 2066 viewsTime of Marcus Aurelius to Commodus, 161-192 AD. AE20 (6.03g, 12h). Polemon, strategos. Draped and bearded bust of Demos right / ЄΠI / ΠOΛЄM / ΩNOC in three lines within wreath. Near VF, earthen brown patina. Very rare.Jan 25, 2017
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Daldis (AD 253-260) AE 38 - Valerian I51 viewsValerian I. 253-260 AD. AE38 - Medallion (25.24g, 6h). Marcus Aurelius Cta-, archon. AV K Π Λ OVAΛЄPIANOC, bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / ЄΠI M AVP CTA ΠЄIOV OΛVMΠЄICA IOV A APX / ΔAΛΔIANΩN, tetrastyle temple, containing Apollo seated left on omphalus, head right, holding lyre. VF, green patina, pit on obverse. Extremely rare, and the only known coin of Valerian from Daldis.Jan 25, 2017
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Alexandreia (AD 251-253) AE 22 - Trebonianus Gallus48 viewsTrebonianus Gallus. 251-253 AD. AE13 - Quadrans (1.50g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Tripod. Good VF, green patina. Very rare.Jan 25, 2017
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Nikomedeia (AD 222-235) AE 21 - Severus Alexander43 viewsSeverus Alexander. 222-235 AD. AE21 - Assarion (4.91g, 7h). Laureate head right / Victory standing left, holding wreath and palm frond. VF, dark green patina, a few minor marks.Jan 25, 2017
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Nikomedeia (AD 198-217) AE 27 - Caracalla41 viewsCaracalla. 198-217 AD. AE27 (11.24g, 1h). ANTΩNЄINOC AVΓOVCTOC, laureate head right / NIKOMHΔЄΩN ΔIC NЄΩKOPΩN, Hygea standing right, feeding serpent held in hands. Near VF, green patina, some scratches in the fields. Extremely rare.Jan 25, 2017
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Nikaia (AD 218-222) AE 22 - Elagabalus44 viewsElagabalus. 218-222 AD. AE22 - Assarion (6.33g, 7h). Laureate head right / Asclepius standing facing, head left, leaning upon serpent-entwined staff. VF, green patina, with some areas of red and scattered cleaning marks. Extremely rare.Jan 25, 2017
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Kaisareia (AD 98-117) Tridrachm - Trajan75 viewsTrajan. 98-117 AD. AR Tridrachm (11.15g, 22mm, 6h). Struck 100 AD. Laureate head right / Roma seated left on cuirass, holding Victory in right hand, parazonium in left, left elbow resting on round shield set on oblong shield. VF, scratches/graffiti in obverse field.Jan 25, 2017
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Side (AD 218-222) AE 23 - Elagabalus47 viewsElagabalus. 218-222 AD. AE23 (10.13g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Apollo Sidetes standing facing, head left, holding patera and scepter. VF, green patina.Jan 25, 2017
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Antiocheia (AD 180-270) AE 2457 viewsLate 2nd-early 3rd centuries. AE24 (8.50g, 7h). Laureate and draped head of Demos right / River-god Maeandrus reclining left on overturned urn, holding reed and cornucopia; MAIANΔPOC in exergue. VF, green patina. Rare.Jan 25, 2017
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Nikaia (AD 54-68) AE 28 - Nero46 viewsNero, with Statilia Messalina. 54-68 AD. AE28 (5.86g, 6h). Struck ca 66 AD. Laureate head of Nero right; countermark: GALBA within rectangular incuse / Statilia Messalina, as Securitas, seated right. Near VF, brown patina, surfaces a bit rough. Very rare.Jan 25, 2017
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Selinos (AD 222-235) AE 30 - Severus Alexander48 viewsSeverus Alexander. 222-235 AD. AE30 (16.25g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Divus Trajan as Zeus seated left, holding thunderbolt and scepter, within tetrastyle temple; [ΘЄ]/TPAI in two lines in pediment. Fine, dark brown patina under light earthen deposits.Jan 25, 2017
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Bruzos (AD 238-244) AE 28 - Gordian III71 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE28 (11.28g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Zeus seated left, holding patera and sceptre, within tetrastyle temple. EF.Jan 25, 2017
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Attaleia (BC 200-100) AE 1654 viewsca 159-100 BC. AE16 (2.96g). Laureate head of Poseidon right / ATTA / ΛΕΩΝ, dolphin right; behind, anchor right. VF.Jan 22, 2017
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Kibyra (BC 166-84) AE 1360 views2nd-1st century BC. AE13 (1.86g). Helmeted head of Athena right / KI, eagle standing right on thunderbolt. aVF.Jan 22, 2017
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Samos (BC 310-300) Didrachm49 viewsca 310-300 BC. AR Didrachm (21mm, 5.88g). Alexes, magistrate. Facing lion's scalp / ΑΛΕΞΗΣ / ΣΑ, forepart of bull butting right; uncertain symbol below. aVF. Rare.Jan 22, 2017
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Gryneion (BC 350-250) Drachm76 viewsca 4th-3rd centuries BC. AR Drachm (3.14g, 14mm). Laureate head of Apollo right / ΓYPN, mussel shell. gF. Apparently unpublished, extremely rare, with no other silver coinage from this city being known.Jan 22, 2017
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Skepsis (BC 440-400) Drachm62 views5th century BC. AR Drachm (3.74g, 17mm). ΣKHΨIΩN, forepart of Pegasos right / Fir tree; two grape bunches on vines flanking trunk; square linear and pellet borders; all within shallow incuse square. gF. Very rare.Jan 22, 2017
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Assos (BC 450-400) Triobol95 views450-400 BC. AR Triobol (12mm, 1.73g). Helmeted head of Athena left / AΣΣΙΟN (retrograde), head of lion left within incuse square. VF. Rare.Jan 22, 2017
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Antandros (BC 400-350) Trihemiobol?66 views5th century BC. AR Diobol (0.98g, 10mm). Head of female (Artemis Astyrene?) right / ANTAN, head of lion right within incuse square. VF. Very rare.Jan 22, 2017
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Uncertain (BC 500-450) Hemiobol 69 viewsca 6th century BC. AR Hemiobol (7mm, 0.31g). Head of roaring lion right / Bearded male head left, wearing petasos?; all within incuse square. aVF. Extremely rare, apparently unpublished.Jan 22, 2017
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Uncertain (BC 460-400) owl - Tetartemorion79 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (5mm, 0.12g). Head of Apollo left / Owl standing left, head facing. aVF. Very rare.Jan 22, 2017
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Uncertain (BC 500-450) Hemiobol56 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (7mm, 0.42g). Bull standing left, head right / Quadripartite incuse square. gF. Very rare, apparently unpublished.Jan 22, 2017
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Tion (AD 81-96) AE 21 - Domitian49 viewsDomitian as Caesar, 69-79 AD. AE21 (5.25g 6h). ΔOMITIANOΣ KAIΣAP ΣEBAΣTOY YIOΣ, laureate head of Domitian right / EΠI M ΣAΛOYIΔHNOY ΠPOKΛOY ANΘIΠATOY / TIOΣ (Across field), head of Zeus Tios (?) right. Extremely rare. VF, green patina. Tricarico coll.Jan 21, 2017
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Lykia Uncertain (BC 400) Trihemiobol69 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Trihemiobol (1.16g, 12mm, 6h). Head of Aphrodite right, wearing a stephane / Forepart of Pegasos left, with curled wings. aEF, lightly toned, good metal. Extremely Rare.Jan 14, 2017
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Kebren (BC 480-440) Diobol58 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Diobol (1.28g, 10mm). Ram’s head right; below, tunny fish / Quadripartite incuse square.Jan 14, 2017
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Kyzikos (BC 600-550) EL Stater98 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL Stater (16.01g, 21mm). Head of tunny right, holding Garfish (a type of needlefish) in its mouth; to left, tunny upward / Quadripartite incuse square. VF. Well centered. Unpublished denomination for a very rare issue.Jan 14, 2017
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Kyzikos (BC 600-550) EL Stater76 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL Stater (15.96g, 20.5mm). Tunny left above tunny right / Quadripartite incuse square. VF, double struck on reverse. Extremely rare.Jan 14, 2017
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Kindya (BC 510-480) Didrachm87 viewsca 510-480 BC. AR Didrachm (5.66g, 17mm). Ketos winding right / Geometric Pattern. Unpublished and possibly unique. Jan 14, 2017
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Mytilene (BC 477-455) EL Hekte - B-99 viewsca 478-455 BC. EL Hekte (2.50g, 9.5mm, 11h). Head of female right, hair bound in sakkos; Λ¬E flanking neck; all on raised disk / Incuse head of cock right; small square behind neck. gVF.

The cataloguer at CNG described this coin as “Unique.” If genuine, this is a fascinating and important coin as its obverse and reverse are of an unknown type and the obverse appears to be a ‘shield-like’. The obverse has a ‘hint’ of an under-type at 5 o’clock.

The coin is an ‘enigma’: The reverse is a cock's head facing right. B3, B7 and B9 are comparable portraits but all face left. The reverse type suggests that the coin is pre-455 BC but the obverse has a portrait of a woman which is unknown for the early series. The 'shield-like' attachment on the obverse does not have a precedent in the Mytilene series.
Jan 13, 2017
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Ninika-Klaudiopolis (AD 161-180) AE 29 - Marcus Aurelius50 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE29 (9.92g, 29mm). IMP CAESAR M AVR-ELIVS ANTONINVS AVG, laureate draped cuirassed bust right / Zeus enthroned left, holding thunderbolt and scepter. gVF. Jan 09, 2017
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Uncertain (BC 480-450) Hemidrachm64 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.5g, 13mm). Sphinx facing right / Head of goat facing left in incuse square. Dec 28, 2016
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Dardanos (BC 500) Obol76 viewsca 500 BC. AR Obol (0.71g, 8mm). Head of cock right / Quadripartite incuse square. Unpublished in the standard references. Good VF, minor porosity.
Dec 28, 2016
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Kyzikos (BC 520-480) Obol74 viewsca 600-550 BC. AR Obol (1.10g, 11mm). Tunny left, lotus flower below / Quadripartite incuse square. Very rare, very fine.Dec 28, 2016
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Assos (BC 460-440) Hemidrachm78 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.57g, 10mm). Griffin leaping right / Head of roaring lion right in incuse square. Nearly very fine.Dec 28, 2016
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Uncertain (BC 480-450) Obol78 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Obol (0.81g, 8mm). Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Helmeted male head right within pelleted linear border; all within incuse square. Extremely rare, very fine.Dec 28, 2016
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Dardanos (BC 350) AE 1569 views4th century BC. AE15 (3.78g). Warrior on horse riding right / Cock standing left, head lowered in attitude of attack; above ΔAP, below female head facing left. Good very fine.Dec 27, 2016
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Dardanos (BC 450-400) Obol54 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Obol (0.7g, 8mm). Standing rooster facing right / Panther head facing within dotted circle incuse. Dec 27, 2016
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Dardanos (BC 470-440) Hemiobol69 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.46g, 8mm). Rooster facing right, head lowered, standing on branch / Confronted heads (of bulls?) forming facing head (of lion or panther?) in incuse. Extremely rare, very fine. Apparently unpublished.Dec 27, 2016
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Kyzikos (BC 600-550) EL 1/6 Stater60 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL Hekte - 1/6 Stater (2.67g, 10mm). Two tunny heads back-to-back; below, tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square.Dec 27, 2016
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Side (AD 81-96) AE 24 - Domitian72 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE24 (8.59g 12h). ΔOMITIANOC KAICAP ΓEPMANIKO(C), Laureate head right / CIΔHTΩN, Apollon Sidetes standing left, holding patera and scepter; to left olive branch and pomegranate. VF, dark patina. Tricarico coll.Dec 19, 2016
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Gordos-Iulia (AD 81-96) AE 20 - Domitia (wife of Domitian)62 viewsDomitia, 81-96 AD. AE20 (3.39g 12h). ΔOMITIA CEBACTH, draped bust right / IOYLIΩN ΓOPDHNΩN / MПP (in exergue), Zeus seated left, holding eagle and scepter. Very rare, aVF. Ex Stefanelli Coll.; Tricarico coll.Dec 19, 2016
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Eikonion (AD 69-79) AE 19 - Titus96 viewsTitus, as Caesar, 69-79 AD. AE19 (5.58g, 6h). T CAES IMP PONT, Laureate head of Titus right / COL / E - Q / ICONIEN, Star between two military standards. VF, dark brown patina, very rare. Tricarico Coll.Dec 12, 2016
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Phokaia (BC 477-388) B70 - EL 1/6 Stater102 viewsca 478-387 BC. EL Hekte (2.58g, 10mm). Head of young male left, wearing Silenos mask on top of his head; to right, small seal downward / Quadripartite incuse. Toned, nEF. Ex Naughton Coll.; Ex Nomos, Winter-Spring (1/2004), item 28; Carr coll.

The cataloguer notes: “This extraordinary obverse shows a young satyr who has just performed a satyr dance disguised as Silenus, an old satyr. He is clearly not a human dancer since he has an inner ear of his own. We know the dance has finished since he has raised his Silenus mask, which is of a bearded and bald satyr and placed on top of his head. (See SNR 52 pp.44-45 for additional information).”
Dec 06, 2016
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/6 Stater82 viewsca 500-450 BC. EL Hekte (2.71g, 12mm). Nude male kneeling left, holding tunny by its tail, left hand closed fist; dotted hair turned up at back. / Quadripartite incuse square. Rare, known for stater and hemihecte. Ex CNG 85 (9/2010), lot 839, Koppersmith Coll. Carr coll.Dec 06, 2016
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Teos (BC 400) Diobol65 viewsca 400 BC. AR Diobol (0.99g, 11.5mm). Apollodoros, magistrate. Griffin seated right, left forepaw raised / AΠOΛΛΟ/ ΔΩPOΣ within quadripartite square of mill-sail pattern. VF.Dec 06, 2016
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Kyzikos (BC 520-480) Hemiobol77 viewsca 600-550 BC. AR Obol (9mm, 0.7g). Tunny right, holding lotus flower in mouth curving below / Quadripartite incuse square. Dec 05, 2016
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Tlos (BC 400-380) Hemiobol69 views4th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.25g, 7.3mm, 8h). Head of Apollo facing slightly left / Lion sitting left. Unpublished in the standard references. VF, toned, granular surfaces. Extremely rare. Ex Cederlind; Ex Peus 413 (10/2014), lot 102.Dec 05, 2016
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Abydos (BC 175-70) Trihemiobol68 viewsca 80-70 BC. AR Obol (0.88g, 11mm, 11h). Laureate head of Artemis right / ABY, eagle standing right on uncertain object (arrow?); uncertain symbol in right field. VF, toned with patches of find patina, a few light scratches. Extremely rare, unpublished fraction. Ex Cederlind.Dec 05, 2016
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Kilbianoi-Nikaia (AD 139-161) AE 30 - Marcus Aurelius68 viewsMarcus Aurelius, as Caesar, 139-161 AD. AE30 (15.99g). Conventus of Ephesus. A KAIC AVPHΛIOC, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right / KIΛBIANΩN TΩN ΠЄPI NЄIKAIAN. Cybele seated left, holding patera, resting arm on tympanum. Very rare. Brown patina. VF.Dec 05, 2016
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Kyme (BC 350-250) AE 988 views3rd century BC. AE9 (0.7g). Forepart of horse left, KY below / Stellate floral pattern.Dec 03, 2016
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Kyzikos (BC 600-550) EL Stater109 viewsCirca 600-550 BC. EL Stater (16.18g, 18.5mm). Two tunny heads back-to-back; below, tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. Near VF. Well centered. Extremely rare. LVL Coll.Dec 03, 2016
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Gargara (BC 440-400) Hemiobol74 viewsca 450-400 BC. AR Hemiobol (0.27g, 6mm, 12h). Bare male head right / One handled jug; Γ-A-P around; all within incuse square. Unpublished in the standard references. VF, lightly toned, some porosity. Very rare.Dec 03, 2016
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Tlos (BC 400-380) Hemiobol53 viewsca 400-380 BC. AR Hemiobol (0.32g, 8mm). Facing lion's scalp / Panther sitting right, head facing, left paw raised; within dotted circle incuse. Dec 03, 2016
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Kyme (BC 460-400) Trihemiobol123 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Trihemiobol (1.33g, 10mm). Head of eagle left, KY to left / Granulated "mill-sail" incuse square. aEF. Apparently unpublished.Dec 03, 2016
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Mytilene (BC 412-378) EL Hekte - B65 var.141 viewsca 412-378 BC. EL Hekte (2.59g, 10mm, 7h). Bearded head of Ares right, wearing crested Attic helmet / Head of Amazon right, her hair drawn up and tied, in linear border within incuse square. gVF. Carr coll.

This emission is a variation of Bodenstedt 65. The reverse usually shows Amazon wearing an ornate helmet with the forepart of a griffin. This coin shows the Amazon without a helmet and her hair drawn up and tied. Bodenstedt does describe this variation for which he records 5 examples from a single die. At auction, only 5 other examples have appeared, thus this appears to be only the 11th example known. The obverse is from a die unrecorded by Bodenstedt and unknown from the examples from auctions.
Nov 10, 2016
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Phokaia (BC 387-326) B110 - EL 1/6 Stater114 viewsca 387-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.54g, 10mm). Head of Nymph facing left wearing taenia and earring; below, seal left / Quadripartite incuse square. VF. Carr coll.

Very rare with Bodenstedt noting just 2 examples and only an additional 3 examples appearing in auctions before this sale. Unknown obverse die.
Oct 10, 2016
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/6 Stater107 viewsca 500-450 BC. EL Hekte (2.73g, 11mm). Ketos left; tunny above / Quadripartite incuse square. VF, rare, minting problems.Oct 09, 2016
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Lykia Uncertain (BC 400) Hemiobol68 views5th-4th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.33g, 8mm). Helmeted head right / Two dolphins swimming in opposite directions, one above the other, within a dotted circular border.Oct 09, 2016
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Kyzikos (BC 550-510) Hemiobol68 viewsca 550 BC. AR Hemiobol (0.46g, 7mm). Head of lion right, holding tunny in mouth / Irregular incuse punch.

Most probably Kyzikos - the image reminds of the early obols of Kyzikos which depict a tunny with fish in its mouth. The lion is not unknown on later coins from Kyzikos and is mostly combined with a tunny - but no other piece shows a lion holding a fish in its mouth. The drawing of the lion differs very much from these later illustrations. It may be suggested that this coin can be dated at the beginning of the coinage of Kyzikos.
Oct 09, 2016
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Lampsakos (BC 500-450) EL 1/6 Stater (or Tetrobol?) 109 viewsca 500-450 BC. EL Hekte (or AR Tetrobol?) (2.31g, 10mm). Forepart of Pegasos right / Quadripartite incuse square. VF. Carr coll.

Very rare and catalogued as pale electrum giving the appearance of being a silver coin. There is some substantial debate surrounding these issues. While a rare coin, there are examples of both the left and right facing Pegasos types in what is both clearly EL and what appears to be solely silver. Would the ancients accept a coin that did not have a strong yellowish tint as true EL? The original description by J.P. Six as EL is followed by CNG (see CNG 94, lot 459) and Roma (this coin). The weight is consistent with a Hekte.
Sep 30, 2016
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Griffin - EL 1/6260 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL Hekte - 1/6 Stater (10.5mm, 2.34g). Lydo-Milesian standard. Head of lion(?) left, pellet (sun?) on forehead / Two incuse squares with irregular lines within. Good VF. Very rare.1 commentsSep 24, 2016
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(BC 400-350) Uncertain Satrap - Tetartemorion209 viewsEarly-mid 4th cenutry BC. AR Tetartemorion(?) (6mm, 0.21g). Mylasa mint(?). Head of the Persian Great King left / Stellate pattern of Milesian style. Unpublished in the standard references. VF, porous. Extremely rare.

It is unlikely that this coin was part of a Persian-related issue at Miletos. In the early 4th century, however, the Milesian stellate pattern reverse was revived in the fractional coinage of the Hekatomnid satraps of Caria that were struck at Mylasa. These coins used the Milesian weight standard, which is likely the reason for their revival of that particular stellate type. There are a variety of issues from Caria during the Persian period that used Persian iconography, so it is likely that this coin belongs among these issues, and perhaps was struck under the Hekatomnids at Mylasa.
Sep 24, 2016
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Myriandros (BC 361-334) Obol - Mazaios97 viewsMazaios, Satrap of Cilicia, 361/0-334 BC. AR Obol (0.69g, 12mm). Crowned and bearded figure (king of Persia?) seated right on throne, holding lotus flower and lotus-tipped scepter / Lion standing left; Aramaic letter above. gVF.Sep 24, 2016
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Uncertain (BC 460-400) eagle - Tetartemorion90 views4th century BC. AR Fraction (6.5mm, 0.20g, 12h). Head right, wearing bashlyk / Eagle standing left; uncertain inscription to left; all in dotted square in incuse square. Unpublished. VF, a couple trace deposits, faint cleaning marks on reverse.Sep 24, 2016
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Phokaia (BC 477-388) B- - EL 1/6 Stater161 viewsca 478-387 BC. EL Hekte (2.51g, 9mm). Laureate head of Zeus left, small seal upwards to right / Quadripartite incuse. Toned, gVF. Carr coll.

This is unlisted in Bodenstedt, but cf. Em. 76 describes 2 examples of a similar portrait without laurel wreath. Two other examples are known from auctions – Roma III, lot 209 and Roma XI, lot 321, both same dies.
Sep 16, 2016
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Mytilene (BC 521-478) Hemihekte - B-190 viewsca 530-522 BC. EL Hemihekte (1.25g, 9.4mm). Forepart of winged boar, right / Incuse head of man-headed bull / river god, left. Obverse struck from rusty die, otherwise gVF. Carr coll.

The cataloguer at CNG described this coin as “Unpublished. Unique, and this issue is unknown in any other denomination.” A fascinating and important coin, as it confirms that a fraction, in addition to Hekte, was issued by Mytilene. Bodenstedt suggested a series of fractional emissions could be attributed to Mytilene - these have a calf head facing right on the obverse and incuse square on the reverse. This attribution is disputed by many scholars (see Coin ID #12959). In this context, this new fraction is of significant interest.
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Autophradates (BC 380-355) AE 11131 viewsAutophradates, Satrap of Lydia (392-388 BC), and Ionia and Lydia (380-355 BC). AE11 (1.02g). Head right, wearing satrapal headdress / OΛ, grain ear and monoskelis. gVF.Sep 12, 2016
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Uncertain (BC 460-400) eagle - Tetartemorion92 views4th century BC. AR Fraction (1/32 Siglos?) (0.14g, 7mm). Male head right, wearing bashlyk / Eagle standing left within pelleted linear border; all within incuse square. gVF. Extremely rare.Sep 12, 2016
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 4th cent) - owl82 views4th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (0.16g, 5mm). Persian king in kneeling-running stance right, holding dagger and bow, quiver over shoulder / Owl standing right, head facing; all within incuse square. VF. Very rare.Sep 12, 2016
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Uncertain (BC 4th cent) Persian King 1 - Hemiobol77 views4th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.31g, 6mm). Persian king or hero standing right, fighting griffin (or winged lion) standing left on hind legs; all within incuse square / Forepart of lion left, head facing. gVF. Extremely rare.Sep 12, 2016
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Tarsos (BC 400-387) Hemiobol63 viewsca 350 BC. AR Obol (0.35g, 7mm). Forepart of horse left / Griffin advancing left. gVF. Extremely rare.Sep 12, 2016
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Adada (BC 100-0) AE 1373 views1st century BC. AE13 (2.02g). Facing garlanded boukranion; star above / A-Δ-A, triskeles. gVF.Sep 12, 2016
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Xanthos (BC 425-400) Diobol - Kherei58 viewsKherei, Dynast, ca 440/30-410 BC. AR Diobol (1.23g, 13mm). Xanthos mint. Helmeted head of Athena right / Eagle standing left; diskeles left; all in pelleted circle within circular incuse. VF. Very rare. Sep 12, 2016
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(BC 480-440) Kuprilli - Diobol74 viewsca 470-440 BC. Kuprilli, Dynast. AR Diobol (1.11g, 12mm). Sphinx seated right / Triskeles within pelleted linear border; all within incuse square. gVF. Very rare.Sep 12, 2016
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(BC 470-440) Uncertain Dynast - 1/8 Stater?79 viewsca 500-440 BC. AR Trihemiobol (1.15g, 10mm). Forepart of boar right / Forepart of man-headed bull right within incuse square. EF.Sep 12, 2016
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(BC 400-350) Uncertain Satrap - Tetartemorion71 viewsMylasa(?) Early-mid 4th century BC. Achaemenid Period. AR Tetartemorion (0.20g, 6mm). Head of the Persian Great King left / Stellate pattern of Milesian style within incuse square. VF. Extremely rare.Sep 12, 2016
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Karia Uncertain (BC 450-400) bull - Tetartemorion57 viewsca 4th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (0.12g, 5mm). Pellet within wreath / Head of bull left within incuse circle. VF. Very rare.Sep 12, 2016
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Lydia Uncertain (BC 5th cent) Tetartemorion141 views4th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (0.18g, 6mm). Head of ram right; uncertain legend around / Helmeted head of Athena right within incuse square. EF. Extremely rare.Sep 12, 2016
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Karia Uncertain (BC 400-300) Hemiobol91 views5th-4th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.41g, 7mm). Draped bust of Apollo facing slightly right / Forepart of Pegasos right. aEF. Very rare.Sep 12, 2016
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Phokaia (BC 477-388) B82 - EL 1/6 Stater91 viewsca 478-387 BC. EL Hekte (2.53g, 11mm). Head of Hermes left, wearing petasos; seal behind / Quadripartite incuse square. EF.Sep 12, 2016
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Phokaia (BC 521-478) B44 - EL 1/6 Stater120 viewsca 521-478 BC. EL Hekte (2.54g, 11mm). Helmeted head of Ares left; seal below / Quadripartite incuse square. EF. Rare.Sep 12, 2016
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Phokaia (BC 521-478) B30 - EL 1/6 Stater194 viewsca 521-478 BC. EL Hekte (2.57g, 12mm). Helmeted head left; below, small seal left / Quadripartite incuse square. EF.Sep 12, 2016
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Phokaia (BC 600-522) B13 - EL 1/24 Stater125 viewsca 625/0-522 BC. EL 1/24 Stater (0.66g, 7mm). Head of roaring lion left; to right, small seal upward / Incuse square punch. gVF.Sep 12, 2016
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Phokaia (BC 600-522) B13 - EL 1/24 Stater132 viewsca 625/0-522 BC. EL 1/24 Stater (0.66g, 6mm). Roaring head of lion left; to right, small seal upward / Incuse square punch. gVF. Extremely rare.Sep 12, 2016
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Magnesia (BC 400-350) Hemiobol?77 viewsca 400-350 BC. AR Obol (0.30g, 7mm). Janiform head / Bull butting right within incuse square. VF. Very rare.Sep 12, 2016
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Klazomenai (BC 386-301) Hemidrachm103 viewsca 380-360 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.96g, 13mm). Pytheos, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo facing slightly left / ΠYΘEΟΣ / KΛA, swan standing left, with wings spread. aEF. Very rare.Sep 12, 2016
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Ephesos (AD 0-100) AE 20127 views2nd century AD. AE20 - Tessera (5.25g). E - Φ / CKWΠΙ, stag crouching left, head right / ΠPOC ΠAΛYPIN KHPIΛIC WΔE, bee. gVF.Sep 12, 2016
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 440-380) AE 963 viewsLate 5th-mid 4th centuries BC. Achaemenid Period, uncertain Satrap. AE9 (0.91g). Bearded head of satrap right, wearing bashlyk / BA, Persian king in kneeling-running stance right, holding spear and bow; all within incuase square. gVF. Extremely rare.Sep 12, 2016
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 500-400) Hemiobol74 views5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.31g, 7mm). Archaic female head right, wearing helmet or close fitting cap / Stellate or floral pattern within incuse square. VF. Extremely rare.Sep 12, 2016
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Uncertain (BC 450-400) turtle - Hemiobol75 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.22g, 7mm). Bee flying right / Tortoise within incuse square. VF. Very rare.Sep 12, 2016
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Griffin - EL 1/6161 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL Hekte (2.31g, 11mm). Head of lion (or seal) left / Two incuse square punches. gVF.1 commentsSep 12, 2016
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) Ram - EL 1/2497 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL 1/24 Stater (0.56g, 8mm). Head of ram left / Quadripartite incuse square. VF. Rare.Sep 12, 2016
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) Cock - EL 1/24104 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL 1/24 Stater (0.65g, 8mm). Bird (cock?) standing right / Quadripartite incuse square. VF. Extremely rare.Sep 12, 2016
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion 4 - EL 1/24113 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL 1/24 Stater (0.59g, 8mm). Head (calf, seal or lion?) right / Incuse punch of mill-sail pattern. gVF.Sep 12, 2016
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) Cock - EL 1/24134 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL 1/24 Stater (0.62g, 7mm). Bird (cock?) standing left / Quadripartite incuse square. VF. Extremely rare.Sep 12, 2016
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