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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

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Ephesos (AD 138-161) AE 31 - Antoninus Pius43 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
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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
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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 Extremely rare, and apparently unpublished with this obverse type.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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Ankyra (AD 209-211) AE 28 - Geta34 viewsGeta, 209-211 AD. AE28 (16.01g, 1h). Laureate head right / Panther standing right, suckling infant Dionysus below; small figure to right; tree (or vine) behind. Good VF, brown patina. Very rare. Ex Kovacs XVI (9/2004), lot 278.Jan 26, 2016
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Ankyra (AD 193-217) AE 30 - Julia Domna24 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE30 (16.03g, 6h). Draped bust right / Minerva standing left, holding shield on altar and spear. VF, earthen brown patina.Jan 26, 2016
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Hypaipa (AD 138-161) AE 28 - Antoninus Pius22 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE28 (14.39g, 6h). Julius Menandrus, magistrate. AV AΔPI ANTΩNЄINOC, bare head right / ЄΠI IOVΛ [...] VΠAIΠHNΩN, hexastyle temple, containing facing statue of Artemis Anaitis. Near VF, brown patina. Extremely rare.Jan 26, 2016
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Kaisareia (AD 238-244) AE 26 - Gordian III43 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE26 (9.70g, 1h). Dated RY 6 (242/3 AD). Laureate head right / Agalma of Mt. Argaeus set on altar decorated with wreath; ЄT ς (date) in exergue. VF, green-brown surfaces.Jan 26, 2016
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Ephesos (BC 43-33) AE 17 - Octavian, Mark Antony & Lepidus89 viewsOctavian, with Mark Antony and Lepidus, 43-33 BC. AE16 - Half Unit (3.73g, 12h). Jugate bare heads of Octavian, Mark Antony, and Lepidus right / Facing statue of Artemis Ephesia. VF, green patina.Jan 26, 2016
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Mytilene (AD 177-192) AE 42 - Commodus45 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE42 - Medallion (33.47g, 6h). Apelles II Menemachou, strategos. Struck circa 180-182 AD. ΑVΤΟ ΚΑΙ Μ ΑVΡΗ ΚΟΜΟΔΟС, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / [ΕΠΙ СΤΡ ΑΠΕΛΛΟVС Β ΜΕΝΕΜΑΧΟV ΜVΤΙΛΗΝΑΙΩΝ], Commodus, [holding palm frond], in quadriga left, [led by soldier to left holding signum]; in background above, trophy on base with two captives. Good Fine, dark green patina. Portrait defaced as an act of damnatio. Very rare, with RPC citing just six examples.Jan 26, 2016
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Ankyra (AD 198-217) AE 28 - Caracalla67 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE28 (17.21g, 1h). Laureate head right, with eyes uplifted / Fortuna and Concordia, holding anchor and cornucopia, respectively, standing facing one another, each sacrificing with patera over lighted altar between. VF, tan surfaces, some deposits. Extremely rare.Jan 26, 2016
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Aphrodisias (AD 193-235) AE 2023 viewsTime of the Severans, 193-235 AD. AE20 - Half assarion (4.95g, 1h). Struck circa 209-220 AD. Veiled and draped bust of Boule right / Two Erotes seated on base, playing astragali. VF, green patina, minor roughness. Rare.Jan 26, 2016
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Sardeis (AD 193-217) AE 28 - Julia Domna22 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE28 (15.07g, 6h). G. Cl. Mithrus, archon. IOYΛIA CЄBACTH, draped bust left (as Fortuna), wearing calathus and with cornucopia over shoulder / ЄΠI Γ KΛ MI-ΘPOY APX A / CAPΔIANΩN B / NЄΩKOPΩN, prize crown, containing palm frond, decorated with five pellets-in-annulets, and set upon base inscribed XPVCANΘINA. VF, dark green patina. Very rare.Jan 26, 2016
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Nikomedeia (AD 222-235) AE 22 - Severus Alexander15 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE22 (3.86g, 8h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Octastyle temple. VF, green patina, some roughness.Jan 26, 2016
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Eirenopolis (AD 198-217) AE 26 - Caracalla20 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE26 (9.12g, 6h). Dated CY 161 (212/3 AD). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Caracalla right / Draped busts of Hygea and Aesculapius facing one another; serpent-entwined staff between; AΞP (date) to right. VF, earthen green patina. Very rare.Jan 26, 2016
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Stratonikeia (AD 193-211) AE 35 - Septimius Severus20 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE35 (20.47g, 6h). Cl. Aristeus, magistrate. Laureate head right; countermarks: ΘЄOY in incuse rectangle and helmeted head of Minerva right in incuse circle / Jupiter riding horse right, holding scepter; lighted altar to right. Near VF, brown surfaces.Jan 26, 2016
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Perperene (AD 98-117) AE 25 - Trajan37 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD. AE25 (8.00g, 6h). Epagathus, strategos. [...] NЄPBA TPAIANON KAICAP [...] ΓЄPM, laureate head right / ЄΠI CTPA ЄΠAΓAΘOV ΠЄPΠЄPHNIΩN, Dionysus standing left, holding grape bunch. VF, green patina. Extremely rare.Jan 26, 2016
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Nikaia (AD 222-235) AE 20 - Severus Alexander14 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE20 (4.20g, 7h). M AVP CEVH AΛEΞANΔPOC AVΓ, laureate head right / NIKA-IEΩN, five grain ears bundled together. Near VF, green patina, some minor roughness and areas of fill. Extremely rare.Jan 26, 2016
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Kalchedon (AD 128-137) AE 19 - Sabina33 viewsSabina, Augusta, 128-136/7 AD. AE19 (3.82g, 1h). Diademed and draped bust right / Tripod; bow to left, branch to right. VF, green patina, some smoothing. Very rare.Jan 26, 2016
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Ankyra (AD 253-268) AE 28 - Gallienus23 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE28 (11.95g, 7h). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Magna Mater (Cybele) seated left on throne, holding patera and resting elbow upon tympanum; lion to left and right. Near VF, stripped tan surfaces, some roughness.Jan 26, 2016
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Ankyra (AD 253-260) AE 25 - Valerian I17 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE25 (9.28g, 10h). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Minerva standing right, holding spear and resting hand upon shield. Near VF, green patina, some light cleaning marks. Extremely rare.Jan 26, 2016
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Timbriada (AD 117-138) AE 16 - Hadrian17 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE16 (3.06g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Mên standing left, holding pine cone and scepter. Good VF, dark green patina. Very rare.Jan 26, 2016
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Amorion (AD 138-161) AE 2128 viewsTime of Antoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE21 (5.54g, 6h). Sertor. Antonios, magistrate. Struck circa 144-161 AD. Draped bust of Serapis left, wearing calathus / Isis standing left, holding sistrum and situla. Near VF, green patina.Jan 26, 2016
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Tripolis (AD 138-161) AE 2532 viewsTime of Antoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE25 (7.13g, 6h). Draped bust of Roma right / Dionysus standing left, holding scepter and pouring cantharus. Good VF, hard green patina, some adjustment marks.Jan 26, 2016
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Ephesos (BC 40-36) AE 12 - Octavia30 viewsOctavia, 40-36 BC. AE12 (1.45g, 12h). Glaucon, archiereus grammateus. Draped bust right / Bee. VF, green patina, some adjustment marks. Morgan Fitts Coll. Ex Patrick Villemur Coll;. CNG 78 (5/2008), lot 1295; Aufhäuser 11 (3/1995), lot 185.Jan 26, 2016
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Nikomedeia (AD 198-217) AE 27 - Caracalla15 viewsCaracalla. 198-217 AD. AE27 (10.94g, 12h). ANTΩNЄINOC AVΓOVCTOC, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / NIKO(MH)ΔЄΩN ΔIC NЄΩKOPΩN, Ceres standing right, holding torch and grain ears. Good VF, green patina, some fill on the reverse. Very rare, and an apparently unpublished type with this obverse and reverse combination.Jan 26, 2016
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Hypaipa (AD 177-192) AE 35 - Commodus42 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE35 (24.03g, 12h). Apollonius Menecratous, first strategos for the second time. Struck 178-180 AD. Laureate and cuirassed bust right; countermark: Artemis Anaïtis within oval incuse / Fortuna standing right, holding scepter, and Apollo seated left on base, resting hand upon lyre to right; statue of Artemis Anaïtis supported between them. Good Fine, green surfaces, applied earthen deposits.Jan 26, 2016
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Alexandreia (AD 251- 253) AE 23 - Trebonianus Gallus48 viewsTrebonianus Gallus. 251-253 AD. AE23 - As (6.77g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / She-wolf standing right, head left, suckling the twins Romulus and Remus. Good VF, glossy dark brown patina.Jan 26, 2016
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Alexandreia (AD 222-235) AE 23 - Severus Alexander49 viewsSeverus Alexander. 222-235 AD. AE23 (7.37 g, 7h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Horse grazing right. VF, dark green-brown patina.Jan 26, 2016
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Alexandreia (AD 222-235) AE 24 - Severus Alexander47 viewsSeverus Alexander. 222-235 AD. AE24 - As (8.16g, 7h). Laureate head right / Horse grazing right. VF, dark green-brown patina.Jan 26, 2016
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Smyrna (AD 54-68) AE 18 - Nero38 viewsNero, 54-68 AD. AE18 (4.40g, 5h). Aulos Gessios Philopatris, magistrate. Struck ca 54-59 AD. Bare head right / Zeus seated left, holding scepter. VF, dark green patina, some earthen deposits.Jan 26, 2016
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Sagalassos (AD 117-138) AE 28 - Hadrian33 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE28 (11.00g). Laureate and draped bust right / CAΓA-ΛACCEΩN, Zeus seated left, holding Nike and sceptre, eagle at feet before. VF, dark green, almost black, patina, some minor roughness and light adjustment marks. Drewry Coll.1 commentsJan 26, 2016
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Knidos (BC 404-394) Tridrachm101 viewsca 404-394 BC. AR Tridrachm (11.06g). The infant Herakles, naked, kneeling to right on ground line, strangling a serpent in each hand, Σ-Y-N. / Head of Aphrodite facing to right, her hair rolled, a prow before, KNI-Δ-IΩ-N, all within an incuse square. Some light pitting, good very fine. Purchased privately in 1987 US$ 8,250.Jan 25, 2016
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Ephesos (BC 404-394) Tridrachm97 viewsca 404-394 BC. AR Tridrachm (11.20g). The infant Herakles, naked, kneeling to right on ground line, strangling a serpent in each hand, Σ-Y-N / Bee with curved wings, E-Φ / Π-E. Very fine and very rare. From the Hecatomnus Hoard; ex Frank Sternberg, Auction XIII, Zurich (11/1983), lot 175; purchased from B.A. Seaby Ltd., London (4/1984) US$ 8,000.Jan 25, 2016
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Kyzikos (BC 404-394) Tridrachm197 viewsca 404-394 BC. AR Tridrachm (11.41g, 21mm, 6h). Herakliskos Drakonopnigon: the Infant Herakles crouching right, strangling a serpent coiled around each arm; Σ-Y-[N] around / Head of lion left; below, tunny left; KY-ZI around; all within shallow incuse circle. Near EF, old collection tone, slightly off center, some marks on the reverse. Extremely rare, only BM example known for this symmachy issue at Kyzikos. MPM coll., acquired in 1928.

The British Museum acquired the only known example of this type from a dealer in Rhodes in 1927 (cf. N. Hardwick in QT XXV [1996]), as part of a group of four coins that had been found together. As the present coin was acquired by the consignor’s grandfather in 1928, it is possible that it was part of the same find that contained the BM coin. A comparison of color photographs of the two coins reveals a similar surface appearance that is consistent with coins from a common hoard.
Jan 22, 2016
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Kyzikos (BC 600-550) Stater82 viewsca 600-550 BC. AR Stater (14.69g, 19mm). Head of tunny left; tail of tunny fish above / Rough incuse square. ANS collection - bequest of E.T. Newell.Jan 22, 2016
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Kyzikos (BC 600-550) EL 1/6 Stater66 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL Hekte - 1/6 Stater (2.67g, 10mm). Head of tunny left, holding in its mouth a small tunny upward / Quadripartite incuse square. Very fine, very rare. Unpublished as a hekte.Jan 21, 2016
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Larisa (BC 400-300) Obol46 viewsca early 4th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.5g, 8mm). Head of nymph right / ΛΑΡΙΣΑΙ, amphora, within incuse square.Jan 21, 2016
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Kyzikos (BC 600-550) EL Stater129 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL Stater (16.08g, 19mm). Tunny fish left above tunny fish right / Quadripartite incuse square. VF. Extremely Rare.Jan 21, 2016
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Prokonnesos (BC 400-350) Obol24 viewsca 400-350 BC. AR Obol (0.51g, 8mm). Head of Aphrodite left, hair in sphendone / Π to left of oinochoe, (circled by wreath?).Jan 21, 2016
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Gergis (BC 450-400) Tetartemorion65 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (0.2g, 7mm). Wreathed head of Sibyl Herophile facing slightly right / Grain of corn, ΓΕΡ below, within shallow incuse.Jan 20, 2016
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Phaselis (BC 27-AD 14) AE 17 - Augustus55 viewsAugustus (?), 27 BC-14 AD. AE17 (3.25g). Laureate bust right, A behind / ΦA-CH, Athena advancing right, brandishing spear and shield. Possibly unpublished. VF.

Phaselis was a port-city located in Lycia and the only strictly Greek city in the entire province. It was founded by the Rhodians in 690 BC during a period of expansion. This coin embodies the turn of Phaselis from a Greek city into a Roman colony. It bears the portrait of an early emperor (perhaps Augustus due to the style and presence of "A" behind the bust), but also similar reverse to earlier Grecian bronzes. The city ethnic is more complete here, reading "ΦA-CH" rather than "ΦA" on the Grecian types. This coin seems unpublished, and there are no records of a similar specimen. Provincials of Phaselis are so rare that very few publications delve into them at all.
Jan 12, 2016
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Nikomedeia (AD 81-96) AE 24 - Domitian24 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE24 (7.29g, 6h). AYT ΔOMITIANΩΣ KAICAP ΣEB ΓEP, laureate head right / H MHTPOΠOLIΣ KAI ΠΡΟTH BIΘYNI, figure standing right (Astakos?), foot on prow, head turned backwards and holding out hand to left and scepter to right. nVF, rare (only three in RPC). Tricarico coll.Jan 08, 2016
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Mytilene (BC 521-478) EL Hekte - B-110 viewsca 521-478 BC. EL Hekte (2.54g, 9mm). Forepart of bull running right / Incuse head of roaring lion right, incuse punches behind. VF. Carr coll.

This emission is previously unknown. The combination of forepart of bull with incuse head of roaring lion are noted by Bodenstedt as M1, M2, M4 and M5. This coin has the obverse and reverse figures facing right - unknown to Bodenstedt and unpublished in other standard references. Currently there are no die matches for either obverse or reverse.
Jan 04, 2016
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Antiocheia (AD 76) AE 23 - Domitian39 viewsDomitian, as Caesar under Vespasian. 76 AD. AE23 (6.53g, 12h). DOMITIANO CAESARI AVGVSTI F COS III, laureate head right / ANT COL (crescent above ANT), founder plowing right with yoke of oxen. VF, dark brown, extremely rare. Tricarico Coll.Jan 04, 2016
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Tlos (BC 400-380) Obol52 viewsca 400-380 BC. AR Obol (10mm, 0.58g). Helmeted head of Athena left / Two panthers seated facing one another, heads facing, each raising forepaw. VF. Very rare.Dec 28, 2015
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Karia Uncertain (BC 300-100) AE 964 views3rd-2nd centuries BC. AE9 (0.86g). Head of Helios(?) facing slightly right / Dolphin leaping right, T below. VF. Very rare.Dec 28, 2015
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Uncertain (BC 440-390) Star - Tetartemorion23 viewsMid to Late 5th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (5mm, 0.17g). Forepart of Pegasos right / Stellate pattern within incuse square. Near VF, some porosity. Rare.Dec 28, 2015
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Uncertain (BC 440-390) Star - Tetartemorion24 viewsMid-late 5th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (6mm, 0.15g). Forepart of Pegasos left / Stellate pattern within incuse square. VF. Very rare.Dec 28, 2015
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Methymna (BC 450-400) Triobol74 viewsca 450-406 BC. AR Triobol / Hemidrachm (11mm, 1.54g). Helmeted head of Athena left / M-A, head of lion or panther facing within dotted incuse square. VF.Dec 28, 2015
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Dardanos (BC 420-380) Tetartemorion44 views5th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (7mm, 0.13g). Forepart of horse left / Cock standing left within incuse square. aVF. Very rare.Dec 28, 2015
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Abydos (BC 175-70) Hemidrachm70 viewsca 160 BC. AR Hemidrachm (14mm, 1.88g). Diademed and draped bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver over shoulder / A-BY, eagle standing right; in right field, symbol (wreath?); between talons, monogram; all within wreath. VF.Dec 28, 2015
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Pitane (BC 400-350) Obol106 views400-350 BC. AR Obol (8mm, 0.49g). Female head right / ΠΙΤΑΝA, head of ram right within incuse square. aVF. Very rare.Dec 28, 2015
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Miletopolis (BC 3rd-2nd cent) AE 2032 views3rd-2nd century BC. AE20 (6.55g). Facing head of Athena / Owl standing left, head facing, ΜΙΛ-ΗΤΟ. VF.Dec 28, 2015
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Miletopolis (BC 2nd-1st cent) AE 1954 viewsca 2nd-1st century BC. AE19 (5.21g). Head of Athena right, wearing Attic helmet / Double-bodied owl facing, ΜΙΛΗΤΟ around. VF.Dec 28, 2015
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Gambrion (BC 400-350) AE 861 viewsca 400 BC. AE8 (0.76g). Laureate head of Apollo left / ΓAM, facing gorgoneion. VF.Dec 28, 2015
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Isinda (BC 36-25) AE 1529 viewsEra of Amyntas?, 36-25 BC. AE15 (3.61g). Head of Artemis right, quiver over shoulder / ΙΣΙΝ, Macedonian helmet right; A to right. VF.Dec 28, 2015
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Uncertain (BC 490-440) Hemiobol17 viewsIdyma(?), 5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (7mm, 0.27g). Horned head of river god facing slightly right / Quadripartite incuse square. VF.Dec 28, 2015
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Uncertain (BC 460-400) shrimp - Hemiobol14 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (7mm, 0.16g). Head of calf (or boar) right / Shrimp right within incuse square. VF.Dec 28, 2015
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Uncertain (BC 460-400) owl - Tetartemorion11 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (6mm, 0.18g). Head of Apollo left / Owl standing left, head facing. aVF. Very rare.Dec 28, 2015
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Uncertain (BC 450-400) Dynast 1 - Hemiobol33 viewsca 480-450 BC. AR Hemiobol (7mm, 0.39g). Head of lion right and monogram? / Monogram within dotted incuse square. gVF. Very rare.Dec 27, 2015
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Uncertain (BC 440-390) Wheel - Obol24 viewsca 500-450 BC. AR Hemiobol (0.45g, 6mm). Eagle in flight / Wheel within incuse circle. gVF.Dec 27, 2015
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Uncertain (BC 450-400) turtle 2 - Obol27 views5th century BC. AR Obol (0.61g, 8mm). Tortoise / Astragalos within incuse square. VF.Dec 27, 2015
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Aspendos (BC 480) Hemiobol50 viewsca 480 BC. AR Hemiobol (7mm, 0.48g). Triskeles, pellets in fields / Quadripartite incuse square. Rare. aVF.Dec 27, 2015
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Kyzikos (AD 177-184) AE 3264 viewsImperial Times, ca 177-184 AD. AE32 (19.26g). KOPH CΩTЄIPA, wreathed and draped bust of Kore Soteira right / KΥZIKHNΩN NЄΩKOΡΩN, Asklepios standing facing, head left, leaning on serpent-entwined staff. Pierced, otherwise aVF, dark green patina. Ex Kyz Art coll.1 commentsDec 27, 2015
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Kyzikos (BC 300-200) AE 1260 viewsca 300-180 BC. AE12 (2.04g). Head of Athena right in crested attic helmet / KYZI, tripod, thyrsos? to right. Green patina, VF. Very rare. Ex Kyz Art coll.Dec 26, 2015
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Saitta (AD 139-161) AE 33 - Marcus Aurelius29 viewsMarcus Aurelius, as Caesar, 139-161 AD. AE33 (23.56g). M AΥΡHΛIOC - OΥHΡOC KAICAΡ, draped bust right / ЄΠI ΦΛHΡKΛANOΥ - A - CAITTHNΩN, Mên standing left, holding pine cone and scepter. Rare. Dark green patina, VF.Dec 23, 2015
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Laodikeia (AD 79-81) AE 24 - Titus53 viewsTitus, 79-81 AD. AE24 (10.45g 12h). Magistrate Gaios Ioulios Kotys. TITOC KAICAP, laureate head right / ΓAIOC IOYLIOC KOTYC ΛAOΔIKEΩN, laurel wreath. VF. Dark green patina. Rare. Tricarico coll.
Dec 16, 2015
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Ankyra (AD 253-268) AE 24 - Gallienus52 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE24 (7.18g). ΠO ΛI EΓ ΓAΛΛIHNOC CE, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / METPO B N ANKVPAC, Hermes with purse and kerykeion. gVF.Dec 15, 2015
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Dokimeion (AD 200-270) AE 2134 views3rd century AD. AE21 (5.60g). ΔHMOC, head of Demos right / ΔO KI MEΩN, three graces. Rare. VF.Dec 15, 2015
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Magnesia ad Sipylos (AD 81-96) AE26 - Domitian73 viewsDomitian, 82-96 AD. AE26 (15.78g, 12h). ΔOMITIANOC KAICAP CEBACTOC ΓEPMAN, Lureate head right / MAΓNHTΩN AΠO (CIΠY),River-god Sipylus reclining left on overturned urn, holding reed and cornucopia. VF, dark green patina. Extremely rare, unpublished. Tricarico coll.Nov 13, 2015
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Ephesos (AD 238-244) AE 22 - Gordian III80 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE22.2 (5.84g). ΑYΤ Κ Μ ΑΝΤ ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟ, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / ΕΦΕCΙΩΝ ΑΛ-Ε-ΞΑΝ-ΔΡΕΩΝ, Apis bull right, wearing crown of Isis. VF.Oct 15, 2015
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B-211 viewsca 378-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.52g, 10mm). Female head (Leda?) right, hair rolled behind / Head of Nike right, hair bound with a taenia, [N]-I/K-A, all within linear square. VF. Carr coll. Ex Münzen and Medaillen Deutschland, Auc. 22 (2008), lot 928 (Schulte coll.); ex Karl coll.; ex Münzen and Medaillen Deutschland, Auc. 9 (2001), lot 254.

Only 3 examples known of this type. Obverse of all examples is die match with Bodenstedt 82 that he described as head of Leda. The obverse die for Bodenstedt 82 has a reverse of a swan and is only known by 2 specimens. The reverse of this coin is Nike. The inscription is not complete on any of the 3 examples known, but it is clear that the letters are N-I/K-A. Silvia Hurter, in her article on this specific example, notes that the inscription makes it clear that the reverse is Nike and it can be inferred that this coin was struck to commemorate a victory, but which is uncertain (see Die Nike von Mytilene: Eine anonyme Siegespragung, SM 202, June 2001, pp. 21-22).
Oct 06, 2015
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Mytilene (BC 477-455) EL Hekte - B53.2297 viewsca 370 BC EL Hekte (2.57g, 10mm, 6h). Facing gorgoneion / Incuse head of lynx facing. EF

2 known to Bodenstedt, this appears to be the 4th additional example offered at auction.
Oct 02, 2015
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Mytilene (BC 412-378) EL Hekte – B? 211 viewsca 412-378 BC. EL Hekte (2.58g, 10mm, 4h). Head of Ares right, wearing crested helmet decorated with forepart of griffin / Calf's head to right within incuse square. EF. Carr coll.

This emission is unpublished in the standard references including Bodenstedt and appears to be unique. The obverse is that of Bodenstedt emission 65 and 66 and is a die match for Bodenstedt 66 in Roma Numismatics Auc. X (9/2015), lot 459 - see Coin ID #12825. The reverse is that of Bodenstedt 56, but has no die match with any example known at the time of this sale.

This is an important coin, as it raises questions as to whether it is a completely new emission or a hybrid. If it is a combination of two existing dies used in other emissions, those dies are at least 20 years apart in the Bodenstedt order. The condition of the coins in the aforementioned example of a die link with Bodenstedt 66, suggests they are a contemporary issue.
Oct 02, 2015
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B86385 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.55g, 11mm, 6h). Helmeted head of Athena facing slightly right, single-pendant earring, and pearl necklace / Head of Hermes right, chlamys around shoulders and petasos behind neck, within linear frame. gEF.

41 examples known to Bodenstedt. Additionally, there appear to be the 58 additional examples that have come to auction – this being the 58th.
Oct 01, 2015
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Mytilene (BC 412-378) EL Hekte - B64/65150 viewsca 412-378 BC. EL Hekte (2.55g, 11mm, 12h). Laureate head of Apollo facing 3/4 slightly right / Head of an Amazon in Thracian leather helmet with cheek guards to right, hair in sakkos. gEF.

The reverse appears to be that of Bodenstedt 65ß. Thus this example could be a hybrid B64/65. On the other hand, this could be an example of a die break which links the reverses of B64 and B65. See Coin ID #11245 for similar emission.
Oct 01, 2015
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Mytilene (BC 454-427) EL Hekte - B59158 viewsca 454-427 BC. EL Hekte (2.56g, 11mm, 1h). Laureate head of Apollo right / Goat head to right within square linear frame. EF.

8 known to Bodenstedt, this appears to be the 9th additional offered at auction.
Oct 01, 2015
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Mytilene (BC 454-427) EL Hekte - B58141 viewsca 454-427 BC. EL Hekte (2.56g, 11mm, 11h). Laureate head of Apollo to right / Rock partridge walking to right, linear frame around; all within incuse square. EF.

5 known to Bodenstedt, this appears to be the 3rd additional offered at auction.
Oct 01, 2015
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Mytilene (BC 454-427) EL Hekte - B5698 viewsca 454-427 BC. EL Hekte (2.51g, 11mm, 3h). Laureate head of Apollo right / Head of calf to right within incuse square. gEF.

24 known to Bodenstedt, this appears to be the 25th additional offered at auction. See Coin ID #11681 for further details.
Oct 01, 2015
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Mytilene (BC 454-427) EL Hekte - B55222 viewsca 454-427 BC. EL Hekte (2.53g, 11mm, 1h). Head of Athena wearing crested Corinthian helmet to right / Two confronted female heads, their faces overlapping; all within incuse square. EF.

8 known to Bodenstedt, this appears to be the 7th additional offered at auction. See Coin ID #11681 for further details.
Oct 01, 2015
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Mytilene (BC 454-427) EL Hekte - B49115 viewsca 454-427 BC. EL Hekte (2.53g, 11mm, 8h). Head of Persephone right, hair in bunch behind / Head of roaring lion to right within incuse square. EF.

11 known to Bodenstedt, this appears to be the 9th additional offered at auction.
Oct 01, 2015
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Mytilene (BC 454-427) EL Hekte - B4890 viewsca 454-427 BC. EL Hekte (2.59g, 11mm, 5h). Young female head to right, hair tied up with ribbon / Facing head of wolf (or lion) within incuse square. EF.

3 known to Bodenstedt, this appears to be the 4th additional offered at auction.
Oct 01, 2015
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Mytilene (BC 454-427) EL Hekte - B43129 viewsca 454-427 BC. EL Hekte (2.56g, 11mm, 4h). Bearded head of Priapos right, wearing tainia / Head of female (nymph Chione or Dione?) right, hair in sphendone, within shallow incuse square. EF.

5 known to Bodenstedt, this appears to be the 8th additional offered at auction.
Oct 01, 2015
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Mytilene (BC 454-427) EL Hekte - B41140 viewsca 454-427 BC. EL Hekte (2.53g, 11mm, 1h). Forepart of boar right / Head of lion right within linear square. EF.

32 known to Bodenstedt, this appears to be the 56th additional offered at auction.
Oct 01, 2015
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Mytilene (BC 521-478) EL Hekte - B20105 viewsca 521-478 BC. EL Hekte (2.53g, 11mm, 6h). Forepart of a bridled horse right, ΛΕ below / Incuse head of roaring lion right; rectangular punch behind.

3 known to Bodenstedt, this appears to be the 4th additional offered at auction.
Oct 01, 2015
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Mytilene (BC 521-478) EL Hekte - B19.2172 viewsca 521-478 BC. EL Hekte (2.52g, 10mm, 6h). Facing gorgoneion with protruding tongue / Incuse head of Herakles left, wearing lion skin headdress; small incuse square behind, incuse club below.

2 known to Bodenstedt, this appears to be the 1st offered at auction.
Oct 01, 2015
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Mytilene (BC 412-378) EL Hekte - B66154 viewsca 412-378 BC. EL Hekte (2.53g, 10mm, 7h). Head of Ares right, wearing crested helmet decorated with forepart of griffin / Facing Corinthian helmet, linear frame around; all within incuse square. EF.

Bodenstedt notes 2 examples of this coin, this appears to be the 1st additional example to come auction.
Oct 01, 2015
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Alexandreia (AD 69-79) AE 18 - Vespasianus97 viewsVespasianus, 69-79 AD. AE18 (3.15g 6h). IMP VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head right / VICTORIA AVG / D D (across field), Victory standing right, with wreath and palm. VF, rare. Tricarico coll.Sep 16, 2015
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Miletopolis (AD 117-138) AE 20 - Hadrian52 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE20 (5.81g). ΑΥΤΟ ΤΡΑΙΑ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟ, laureate, bust right, baldric (sword) strap around neck and across chest, loop on shoulder, seen from front / ΜЄΙΛΗΤΟΠΟΛЄΙΤΩΝ, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Athena, right. Dark brown patina, VF.Sep 11, 2015
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Mopsos (AD 244-249) AE 20 - Otacilia Severa57 viewsOtacilia Severa, Augusta, 244-249 AD. AE20 (7.53g). CY 311 (244 AD). ωTA CЄ-VHPA C, draped bust right / AΔP MOΨЄA-T...AIT, Asclepius standing facing, head turned left, leaning on staff entwined with a serpent. Nice VF, dark green patina.Sep 09, 2015
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Pergamon (BC 335-330) Stater473 viewsMid-late 330s BC. AV Stater (8.60g, 17mm, 1h). Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Archaistic Palladion: statue of Pallas Athena standing facing, holding spear aloft in right hand, preparing to strike, on left arm, a shield adorned with a four-point star and fillet hanging below; to lower left, a crested Corinthian helmet right; all within concave circular incuse. Superb EF, fully lustrous.Sep 06, 2015
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Ephesos (BC 625-600) EL Stater1157 viewsPhanes, ca 620-600 BC. EL Stater (14.10g). ΦANOΣ EMI ΣEIMA (retrograde), spotted stag grazing right / three square incuse punch marks, each textured with pattern of short raised lines. Extremely rare. EF. Ex Rosen coll., New York.Sep 06, 2015
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Smyrna (AD 200-270) AE 1591 views3rd century AD. AE15 (1.77g). CT PA, draped bust of Serapis right, wearing polos / CMYPNAI ΩN, prow right; below, dolphin left. gVF.Sep 01, 2015
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Parion (AD 69-79) AE 22 - Vespasian137 viewsVespasian, 69-79 AD. AE22 (6.21g). VESPASIANVS CAESAR, laureate head right / Capricorn right, head turned back left, cornucopia on its back, AVGVSTVS below. Very rare. Slightly uneven strike, gVF.

Augustus' sun sign was Libra. We don't know why he selected the Capricorn as his emblem. Perhaps Capricorn was either his rising sign or his Moon sign. Popular astrology (of the newspaper kind) is sun sign astrology. The ancients tended to attach more importance to the Moon sign and rising signs. Perhaps Augustus selected the Capricorn because it is associated with stern moral authority.
Sep 01, 2015
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Apameia (BC 100-48) AE 22187 viewsca 133-48 BC. AE22 (8.72g, 1h). Andronikos, son of Alkios, magistrate. Helmeted bust of Athena right, wearing aegis / Eagle landing right on maeander pattern; star above, caps of the Dioskouroi flanking, ANΔPONIK[OΣ]/[AΛKIOY] in two lines below. VF, dark green patina.Aug 29, 2015
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