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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

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Mytilene (BC 350-250) 1/4 Stater130 viewsca 350-250 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.77g, 14mm). Laureate head of Apollo right / M-Y/T-I, lyre within linear border. gVF.Sep 12, 2016
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B92129 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.53g, 11mm). Bust of Maenad, hair in sphendone, right / Torch in linear square. EF.Sep 12, 2016
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B91146 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.53g, 11mm). Veiled head of Demeter right, wearing wreath of grain ears / Filleted tripod with linear square. gVF.Sep 12, 2016
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B79116 viewsca 412-378 BC. EL Hekte (2.52g, 11mm). Female head right, with hair in sakkos / Kithara within linear border. gVF.Sep 12, 2016
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Mytilene (BC 412-378) EL Hekte - B78108 viewsca 412-378 BC. EL Hekte (2.57g, 11mm). Head of Ariadne left, hair in sakkos decorated with three grape bunches / Lion standing right, broken javelin in jaws; all within linear square. aEF.Sep 12, 2016
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Mytilene (BC 454-427) EL Hekte - B5173 viewsca 454-428/7 BC. EL Hekte (2.52g, 11mm). Laureate head of Apollo right / Bearded head of Silenos right within incuse square. gVF. Very rare.Sep 12, 2016
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Mytilene (BC 454-427) EL Hekte - B4967 viewsca 454-428/7 BC. EL Hekte (2.57g, 11mm). Female head right / Head of roaring lion right within incuse square. gVF. Very rare. Sep 12, 2016
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Mytilene (BC 454-427) EL Hekte - B42107 viewsca 454-427 BC. EL Hekte (2.50g, 11mm). Forepart of goat right, head left / Owl standing facing, wings spread, within incuse square. EF. Sep 12, 2016
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Mytilene (BC 477-455) EL Hekte - B3469 viewsca 478-455 BC. EL Hekte (2.46g, 11mm). Bearded head of Silenos facing slightly right / Incuse head of roaring lion left. VF.Sep 12, 2016
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Mytilene (BC 521-478) EL Hekte - B19128 viewsca 521-478 BC. EL Hekte (2.57g, 11mm). Facing gorgoneion, tongue protruding / Incuse head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin. EF.Sep 12, 2016
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Mytilene (BC 521-478) EL Hekte - B09156 viewsca 521-478 BC. EL Hekte (2.53g, 11mm). Forepart of winged lion left / Incuse head of cock left; rectangular punch to right. EF.Sep 12, 2016
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Methymna (BC 450-400) Triobol66 viewsca 450/40-406/379 BC. AR Triobol (1.51g, 11mm). Helmeted head of Athena left / M - A, head of lion facing within pelleted border; all within incuse square. gVF. Rare.Sep 12, 2016
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Methymna (BC 500-450) Diobol75 viewsca 500/480-460 BC. AR Diobol (1.48g, 12mm). Facing gorgoneion, tongue protruding / Helmeted head of Athena left in dotted square; all within incuse square. EF. Rare.Sep 12, 2016
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Parion (AD 222-235) AE 22 - Severus Alexander107 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE22 (5.64g). IMP CAEƧ L ƧEP ƧEV ALEXANDER, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / DEO AE ƧVB, C G I H P in exergue, Asclepius seated right on throne, holding raised foreleg of bull standing left. Extremely rare.

C.G.I.H.P. = Colonia Gemella Julia Hadriana Pariana, but uniquely apparently for Parium coins, the legend on this coin is CGHIP. DEO AESC(ulapio) SVB(venienti). Reversed S's throughout.
Sep 02, 2016
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Antissa (BC 300-200) AE 11124 views4th-3rd century BC. AE11 (1.25g). Head of Herakles left, wearing lion skin / A - N, club. gVF.Sep 01, 2016
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Tenedos (BC 188-70) Drachm130 viewsca 160-70 BC. AR Drachm (3.73g, 19mm). Janiform male and female heads / TENEΔΙΩΝ, labrys; monogram and grape bunch to left, tripod to right; all within wreath. gVF. Very rare.Sep 01, 2016
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Assos (BC 450-400) Hemidrachm131 viewsca 450-400 BC. AR Triobol (1.75g, 14 mm). Helmeted head of Athena left / AΣΣΙΟN (retrograde), head of roaring lion left within incuse square. gVF. Rare.Sep 01, 2016
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Side (AD 253-268) AE 30 - Gallienus112 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE30 - 11 Assaria (16.21g, 7h). AVT KAI ΠO AI ΓAΛΛIЄNOC CЄB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gallienus right, supported on an eagle’s wings; [IA] (mark of value) before; countermark: Є within circular incuse / CIΔHTΩN NЄOKOPΩN, agonistic crown containing two palm fronds, set upon tripod table. gVF.Sep 01, 2016
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Assos (BC 350) Tetrobol 95 views4th-3rd century BC. AR Tetrobol (2.24g, 16mm]. Helmeted head of Athena right / AΣΣION, facing boukranion, lightning bolt to left. Very fine, some traces of cleaning.Aug 31, 2016
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Assos (BC 350) Drachm97 views4th-3rd century BC. AR Drachm (3.00g, 15 mm). Helmeted head of Athena left / AΣΣION, facing bucranium, to left grape bunch. VF.Aug 31, 2016
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Antandros (BC 400-350) Tetrobol?150 viewsLate 5th century BC. AR Tetrobol (2.70g, 14mm). Head of female (Artemis Astyrene?) right / ANTAN, goat standing right; palm tree to right; all within incuse square. gVF.Aug 31, 2016
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Antandros (BC 440-400) Drachm121 viewsLate 5th century BC. AR Drachm (3.78g, 13mm). Head of female (Artemis Astyrene?) right / ANTAN, goat standing right within incuse square. gVF.Aug 31, 2016
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Teuthrania (BC 400) AE 10 - Prokles89 viewsca 400 BC. Prokles (Satrap of Teuthrania and Halisarna. AE10 (1.00g). Head of Apollo left, wearing taenia / TEY, head of satrap right, wearing bashlyk, monogram to right. VF. Rare.Aug 31, 2016
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Lampsakos (BC 470-450) Hemiobol75 viewsca 500-450 BC. AR Hemiobol (0.49g, 9mm). Janiform head / Helmeted head of Athena left within incuse square. aEF. Rare.Aug 31, 2016
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Kyzikos (BC 530-480) Obol?63 viewsca 500 BC. AR Obol (0.80g, 10mm). Two tunny fish crossed in saltire; pellet in each angle / Incuse square punch. aVF.Aug 31, 2016
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/6 Stater133 viewsca 500-450 BC. EL Hekte (2.66g, 10mm). Winged hound or wolf crouching left, head right; below, tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. VF.Aug 31, 2016
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/6 Stater219 viewsca 500-450 BC. EL Hekte (2.66g, 10mm). Prow of galley left terminating in forepart of winged hound or wolf; below, tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. VF. Very rare. Carr coll.1 commentsAug 31, 2016
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Atarneos (BC 400) Hemiobol108 viewsca 400 BC. AR Hemiobol (0.33g, 7mm). Head right, wearing Phrygian or satrapal cap / AT, hare right within incuse circle. VF. Extremely rare.Aug 31, 2016
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Atarneos (BC 350-300) Hemidrachm77 viewsca 350-300 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.46g, 11mm). Laureate head of Apollo right / ATAP, coiled serpent right. aVF. Very rare.Aug 30, 2016
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Tion (BC 350-300) AE 1081 viewsca 350-300 BC. AE10 (0.96g). Laureate head of Zeus left / TIANOΣ, eagle standing left. VF. Rare.Aug 30, 2016
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Tion (BC 350-300) AE 1177 viewsca 350-300 BC. AE11 (1.20g). Laureate head of Zeus left / TIANOΣ, eagle standing left. gVF. Rare.Aug 30, 2016
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Kios (BC 350-300) AV 1/6 Stater - Herodoros207 viewsca 350-300 BC. AV 1/4 Siglos (1.43g, 10mm). Herodoros, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo right / HPO / ΔΩΡΟΣ, prow left. gVF. Extremely rare denomination.Aug 30, 2016
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Sinope (BC 375-362) Obol - Datames107 viewsDatames, ca 370-360 BC. AR Obol (0.67g, 9mm). Head of nymph Sinope right, hair in sphendone / ΔΑTA, dolphin left. VF. Rare.Aug 29, 2016
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Kalchedon (BC 240-220) Tetradrachm107 views240-220 BC. AR Tetradrachm (13.83g, 26mm). Veiled head of Demeter right, wearing grain wreath / KAΛX, Apollo seated right on omphalos, holding bow and arrow; monogram to left, ΔI to right. VF. Very rare.Aug 28, 2016
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Uncertain (BC 330-250) AE 1090 viewsca 4th century BC. AE10 (1.05g). Head right / [...]M - YN, branch or tree. aVF. Very rare.Aug 28, 2016
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 400-350) AE 1175 views4th century BC. AE11 (1.41g). Head of Apollo left / Monoskeles. VF. Extremely rare.Aug 28, 2016
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Kyzikos (BC 450-400) Tetartemorion - crescents70 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (0.14g, 7mm). Crescents in triangular arrangement, pellet in one and between two / Head of roaring lion left within incuse square. gVF. Extremely rare. Apparently unpublished.

Though uncertain, the lion is of very similar style to the lions featured on the fractional coinage from Kyzikos.
Aug 28, 2016
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Uncertain (BC 430-350) Hemiobol70 viewsca 5th-4th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.25g, 5mm). Female head right / Uncertain legend in three lines. aVF.Aug 28, 2016
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Uncertain (BC 440-380) Hemiobol63 viewsmid-5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.34g, 8mm). Helmet left, wheel / Amphora within pelleted border, all within incuse square. gVF. Rare.Aug 28, 2016
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Uncertain (BC 460-400) shrimp - Hemiobol100 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.18g, 6mm). Head of calf right / Shrimp right within incuse square. aVF. Rare.1 commentsAug 28, 2016
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Uncertain (BC 500) Trihemiobol?53 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Diobol (1.37g, 10mm). Lion seated right, head facing / Rough incuse punch. gVF. Very rare.Aug 28, 2016
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Uncertain (BC 550-450) EL 1/24 Stater140 views6th-5th century BC. EL 1/24 Stater (0.60g, 7mm). Head of lion left / Quadripartite incuse square. VF. Extremely rare. Apparently unpublished.Aug 25, 2016
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Mallos (BC 375-360) Obol104 viewsTime of Artaxerxes II to Artaxerxes III, mid 4th century BC. AR Obol (0.68g, 10mm). Persian king in kneeling-running stance right, holding bow and spear / Persian king in kneeling-running stance right, holding bow and spear; all within incuse circle. gVF.Aug 22, 2016
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 4th cent) lion/Satrap60 views4th century BC. AR Obol (0.50g, 10mm). Forepart of lion right / head of satrap right, wearing bashlyk. gVF.Aug 22, 2016
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Magydos (BC 200-0) AE 1679 views2nd-1st century AD. AE16 (2.88g). Draped bust of Dionysus right, wearing ivy wreath / MAΓΥ, Hermes standing left, holding purse and kerykeion. gVF.Aug 22, 2016
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Uncertain Satrap (BC 440-380) AE 1161 viewsUncertain Satrap, Troas or Mysia, late 5th-4th century BC. AE11 (1.00g). Bearded head right, wearing satrapal headdress (bashlyk) / BA, Persian king or hero in kneeling-running right, holding spear and bow. Rare. VF.Aug 22, 2016
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Elaia (BC 450-400) Diobol90 viewsca 450-400 BC. AR Diobol (1.20g, 11mm). Helmeted head of Athena right / EΛAI, pellet within wreath. Rare with pellet. VF.Aug 22, 2016
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Neandreia (BC 450-390) Hemiobol95 views5th-4th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.25g). Young male head right / NE-AИ, jug, within shallow circular incuse. VF.Aug 22, 2016
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Kebren (BC 350-310) AE 16160 viewsca 350-310 BC. AE16 (3.66g). Laureate head of Apollo right / K - E, head of ram right; below, eagle standing right. gVF.Aug 22, 2016
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Parion (BC 100-0) AE 2087 views1st century BC. AE20 (5.56g). Altar / ΠΑ / PI within wreath. Overstruck on uncertain issue. VF.Aug 22, 2016
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Dia (BC 85-65) AE 21112 viewsca 85-65 BC. AE21 (7.89g). Head of young Dionysos right, wearing ivy wreath / ΔΙΑΣ, Cista mystica, panther skin, diadem and thyrsos; two monograms to left. Rare. gVF.Aug 22, 2016
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Galatia Uncertain (BC 200-100) AE 2073 viewsca 2nd century BC. AE20 (7.28g). Bearded head right, wearing taenia / Bull standing left; monogram above. Very rare. VF.Aug 22, 2016
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Mallos (BC 425-385) Obol161 viewsca 425-385 BC. AR Obol (0.73g, 8mm). Facing gorgoneion / MAP, owl standing left, head facing; olive sprig to right; all within incuse square. Very rare. gVF.Aug 22, 2016
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Uncertain (BC 400-300) Obol67 viewsca 4th century BC. AR Obol (0.66g, 10mm). Female head left / owl standing left, head facing, wings spread; all within incuse square. Very rare. VF.Aug 22, 2016
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Nikaia (AD 177-192) AE 28 - Commodus83 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE28 (12.33g, 1h). A K MAV KO-ANTΩNIN, laureate head right / KOMO/ΔOY BACI/ΛЄYONTOC / O KOCMOC / ЄYTYXЄI / NIKAIЄ/ΩN within wreath. Very rare. Well centered. Good middle green patina. gVF. Ex Sternberg 7, Zürich 24-25 (11/1977), lot 682.Aug 22, 2016
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Kalchedon (AD 193-217) AE 18 - Julia Domna79 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE18 (3.26g, 2h). IOVΛIA AVΓOVCTA, draped bust to right / KAΛX-A-ΔONIΩN, lyra. Well centered. Rare. gVF.Aug 16, 2016
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Myrina (BC 425-375) Trihemiobol?105 viewsBC 420-380. AR Diobol (1.26g, 11mm). Female head left, hair in saccos / ΜΥΡΙ-ΝΑΩΝ (retrograde), stag grazing left within incuse square.Aug 10, 2016
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Apameia (BC 27-AD 14) AE 20 - Augustus73 viewsAugustus (?) 27 BC-14 AD. AE18 (5.61g). Laureate head right / AΠAMEΩN between two flutes within a laurel wreath. VF, brown patina.

The attribution to Augustus is very tenuous. The head is clearly a portrait, but does not resemble any of the other Augustus portraits from the area.
Aug 05, 2016
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Etenna (BC 100-0) AE 1272 views1st century BC. AE12 (1.54g). Thunderbold / E-T, sickle-shaped knife. Unpublished type. gF.Jul 31, 2016
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Etenna (BC 100-0) AE 1266 views1st century AD. AE12 (1.47g). Coiled snake / E-T, sickle-shaped knife. Rare. VF.Jul 31, 2016
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Pogla (AD 238-244) AE 18 - Gordian III58 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE18 (3.65g). AY K M ANT ΓOPΔIANOC CЄ, laureate, draped and cuirssed bust right / ΠΩΓ ΛЄΩN, Artemis standing right, drawing arrow from quiver and holding bow; stag standing at feet with head reverted. gVF.Jul 31, 2016
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Perge (AD 198-217) AE 25 - Caracalla71 viewsPamphylia, Perge. Caracalla, 198-217 AD. AE25 (9.56g). CЄB AVK M AV ANTΩNINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark: eagle / ΠЄPΓAIΩN, Tyche standing holding cornucopia and rudder. VF.Jul 31, 2016
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Aigai (AD 177-192) AE 20 - Commodus107 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE20 (5.95g). AVTOKP KOMOΔ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / AI ΓAEΩN, Tyche with cornucopia und rudder. VF.Jul 31, 2016
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Neokaisareia (AD 193-211) AE 31 - Septimius Severus112 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE31 (13.28g, 12h). Dated CY 146 (209/10 AD). AV K Λ CЄ CЄOYHPOC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / KOI ΠON NЄO-KAI MHTPO, ЄT PMR, cult image of uncertain deity on tall base within tetrastyle temple; pellet in pediment. VF.Jul 31, 2016
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Prusa ad Olympum (AD 235-238) AE 26 - Maximus100 viewsMaximus I, as Caesar, 235-238 AD. AE26 (10.78g). Γ IOY OYH MAΞIMOC, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΠPOYCAEΩN, Athena standing left with spear and shield. River patina, VF.Jul 31, 2016
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Teos (AD 91-96) AE 26 - Domitian71 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE26 (9.54g, 12h). ΔΟΜΙΤΙANOC KAICAP, laureate head right / THIΩN, Dionysos standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos; griffin at feet to left. F, dark green patina, very rare. Tricarico coll.Jul 26, 2016
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Philadelphia (AD 81-96) AE 26 - Domitian 65 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE26 (12.91g, 12h), Lagetas, magistrate, Citi Alliance between Philadelphia and Ephesos. AYTOKPATWP KAICAP ΔOMITIANOC, laureate head right / EΠI ΛAΓETA ΦIΛAΔEΛΦEWN KAI EΦEΣIWN / OMONOIA, Tyche standing right, holding scepter, clasping hands with City Goddess standing left, holding small statue of Artemis. nVF, light green patina. Rare. Tricarico coll.Jul 22, 2016
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Prusa ad Olympum (AD 193) AE 30 - Pertinax77 viewsPertinax, 193 AD. AE30 (12.3g). AYT K ΠЄΛBIOC ΠЄPTINAΞ CЄB, laureate head of Pertinax right / ΠPOVCAЄΩN, Tyche standing facing, head left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Very Rare.Jul 20, 2016
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/6 Stater158 viewsca 550-500 BC. EL Hekte (2.66g, 12mm). Winged male mythological creature (Phobos or Daimon) with human body, lion head, griffin’s ears and wings, running/kneeling left, head turned right, holding tunny by tail in left hand / Quadripartite incuse square. NGC graded Choice XF, strike 5/5, surface 4/5, nicely centered, struck from artistic dies. An excellent example of archaic representation of local deity from Asia Minor. Carr coll.

A remarkable mythological type usually known from the stater with the same design. At times identified as Phobos, the personification of terror, the figure may also be the Mithraic divinity Areimanios (Ahriman) as argued by Bivar, "Mithra and Mesopotamia," Mithraic Studies (Manchester, 1975), pp. 275-89.
Jul 15, 2016
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Tabai (AD 253-268) AE 29 - Gallienus66 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE29 - 12 Assaria (9.98g, 6h). Jasonus, magistrate. AV KAI ΠO ΛI ΓAΛΛIHNOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; B (mark of value) to right / APX IACONOC CIΛBOV TABHNΩN, Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. Rare. Green patina, near VF.Jul 14, 2016
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Flaviopolis (AD 81-96) AE 15 - Domitian82 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE15 (2.60g, 12h). Dated CY 17 (89/90 AD). ΔΟΜΕΤΙΑΝ ΚΑΙCΑΡ, laureate head right; / ΕΤΟΥΣ ZΙ ΦΛΑΥΙΟΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ, bust of Dionysos with thyrsos right. Very fine, green patina. Rare. Tricarico coll.Jul 13, 2016
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Blaundos (AD 69-79) AE 16 - Domitian62 viewsDomitian, as Caesar under Vespasian, 69-79 AD. AE16 (2.54g, 12h). Ti. Klau. Phoinix Italicus, procos. ΔOMITIANOC KAICAP, cuirassed bust right, bare head / BΛAOYNΔEΩN TI KΛAY ΦOINI, eagle standing left, head left. nVF, scarce. Tricarico coll.Jul 08, 2016
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Mopsos (AD 81-96) AE 35 - Domitian62 viewsDomitian, with Domitia, 81-96 AD. AE35 (19.74g, 12h), dated CY 162 (94/5 AD). AYTOKPATΩP KAIΣAP ΔOMITIANΩΣ ΓΕΡM, laureate head of Domitian left / ΔOMITIA ΣEBAΣTH MOPSEATWN ETO BΞP, draped bust of Domitia right. Near Very Fine, green patina, scarce, Tricarico coll.Jul 08, 2016
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Kaisareia (AD 117-138) AE 25 - Hadrian100 viewsHadrian, 117 – 138 AD. AE25 (11.9g). Dated RY 19 (134/135 AD). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Mount Argaeus surmounted by statue. Rare. VF.Jul 04, 2016
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Prusa ad Olympum (AD 193) AE 29 - Didius Julianus82 viewsDidius Julianus, 193 AD. AE29 (14.27g). ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΔΙΔΙ CЄ - ΙΟΥΛΙΑΝΟC ΑΥΓ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΠΡΟΥ - CΑΕΩΝ. Athena with spear standing facing, head right. Minor corrosion, VF.Jul 04, 2016
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Hadrianeia (AD 198-209) AE 24 - Geta77 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 198-209 AD. AE24 (6.85g). Π CЄΠTI ΓЄTAC K, bare-headed and draped bust of Geta right / AΔPЄANЄΩN, bull standing right. VF.Jul 04, 2016
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Elaia (AD 54-68) AE 18 - Nero99 viewsNero, 54-68 AD. AE18 (4.50g). Laureate head right / Poppy between two grain ears. VF.Jul 04, 2016
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Perge (AD 98-117) AE 14 - Trajan81 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD. AE14 (2.16g). KAICAP TPAIANOC, laureate head right / APT ΠЄP, distyle temple, with eagle in pediment and containing statue of Artemis Pergaia. VF.Jul 04, 2016
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Phokaia (BC 477-388) B85 - EL Hekte104 viewsca 477-388 BC. EL Hekte (2.55g, 10mm). Laureate head of young Pan left; seal to right / Quadripartite incuse square. VF. Carr coll.

Bodenstedt notes just 2 examples.
Jul 04, 2016
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Nikaia (AD 238-244) AE 23 - Gordian III66 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE22.5 (4.52g). Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / hexastyle temple. Green patina, gVF.Jul 03, 2016
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Lydia Uncertain (BC 4th cent) AE 12233 viewsSardeis? 4th century BC. AE12 (1.5 g, 12h). Head of Dionysios left, wearing ivy wreath / Kantharos; F and S (in Lydian) flanking. Good VF, brown patina. Very rare. Ex Gorny & Mosch 203 (3/2012), lot 197 (Naxos).

In previous sales, this issue has been attributed to either Cycladic Naxos or Syros. While both cities struck coins with same types, all of these cities’ bronzes consistently bear the first two letters of their respective ethnic flanking the base of the kantharos. On this issue, these Greek letters have been replaced by two Lydian letters, allowing its correct attribution to a mint in Lydia. Sardeis is a possibility, as it’s spelling in Lydian was Sfard.
Jul 02, 2016
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Lystra (AD 147-175) AE 22 - Faustina II103 viewsFaustina II, Augusta, 147-175 AD. AE22 (4.8g). Draped bust right / Tyche-Fortuna sitting on rock.Jul 01, 2016
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Eikonion (AD 138-161) AE 21 - Antoninus Pius132 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE21 (4.97g, 6h). IM-P C T A H ANTONINVS, laureate head of Antoninus Pius right / COL ICO, Athena standing facing, head left, holding Nike presenting wreath, and spear; shield leaning against spear at her feet; in left field, serpent. Very rare. Sandy-black patina. Very fine.

Hans von Aulock knew of seven specimens of this type, all in museum collections. He notes the obverse legend ending ANTONINOC, but this seems unlikely given that the city was a Roman colony since the reign of Hadrian and thus should have been using Latin legends on its coinage. Unfortunately, the single specimen he illustrates is struck off center, the British Museum specimen has incomplete legends, and the rest of the examples he cites are not otherwise published, so the spelling cannot be confirmed. The specimen offered here, though, very clearly spells ANTONINVS, which suggests that Von Aulock's reading is in error.
Jul 01, 2016
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Alexandreia (AD 253-268) AE 22 - Gallienus101 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE22 (6.40g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gallienus right / Incuse of obverse. Brown patina. A couple of spots of minor porosity. gVF.Jul 01, 2016
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B90 type 1 112 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.55g, 10mm, 1h). Wreathed head of young Dionysos right/ Facing bald head with long tousled beard swept back, smooth forehead, long pointed (animal?) ears upward, all within linear square. gVF. Carr coll.

Bodenstedt notes 16 obverse and 25 reverse die varieties. His reverse dies can be simplified to small variations of 3 different head types and 4 “motifs” that may 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. The 4 “motifs” are additions in the field: 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. (see Coin ID #11346)
Jun 29, 2016
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Blaundos (AD 69-79) AE 23 - Vespasian72 viewsVespasian, 69-79 AD. AE23 (9.23g, 6h). Ti. Klau. Phoinix Italicus, procos. OYECΠACIANOC KAICAP CEBACTOC, laureate head right / TI KΛAYΔIOC ΦOINIΞ EПI ITAΛIKOY BΛAOYNΔEΩN MAKEΔONΩN, Dyonisus standing front, leaning on column and holding up thyrsus. nVF, scarce. Tricarico coll.Jun 29, 2016
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Kolybrassos (AD 238-244) AE 22 - Gordian III72 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE22 (7.32g). AYT KAI M ΓOPΔIANOC CЄ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / KOΛYBPACCЄΩN, Athena standing left, holding spear and shield; olive tree to right. Very rare. Light porosity, otherwise, aEF.Jun 28, 2016
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Maionia (AD 249-251) AE 31 - Herennia Etruscilla67 viewsHerennia Etruscilla, Augusta, 249-251 AD. AE31 (14.89g). ЄPЄN ЄTPOYCKIΛΛA CЄBA, draped bust right / ЄΠ AYP AΠΦIANOY TOY K AΘHNAIOY / AP A MAIONΩN, Zeus Lydios Standing left, holding eagle and sceptre. Very rare. VF.Jun 28, 2016
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Lampsakos (AD 14-37) AE 16 - Tiberius104 viewsTiberius, 14-37 AD. AE16 (2.81g). CЄBAC, laureate head right / ΛAMΨAKЄ, forepart of Pegasus right. Rare. Glossy enamel-like patina. VF.Jun 28, 2016
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Isinda (AD 218-224) AE 25 - Julia Maesa82 viewsJulia Maesa, 218-224 AD. AE25 (8.22g). Dated RY 4 (221/222 AD). IOYΛIA MAЄCAM CЄ, draped bust right / ICIN/ΔЄΩN, to left, Tyche standing front, head right, holding cornucopiae and rudder; to right, Hermes standing left, holding kerykeion and purse; beteen, date ЄT / Δ. Very rare. VF.

Isinda was one of the few cities in Asia Minor other than Caesarea to date its coins by regnal years.
Jun 28, 2016
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Perge (AD 247-249) AE 23 - Philip II66 viewsPhilip II, 247-249 AD. AE23 (8.07g). AY K M IOY CЄOY ΦIΛΛIΠΠOC C, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust on globe right / ΠЄPΓAIΩN, Pan seated left on rocks, holding pedum and playing flute. Very rare. EF.Jun 28, 2016
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Akmoneia (AD 200-300) AE 2069 views3rd Century AD. AE20 (4.18g). BOYΛH, draped and veiled bust right / AKMONЄΩN, Demeter standing left, holding long torch and ears of corn. Rare. gVF.Jun 28, 2016
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Adramytteion (AD 238-244) AE 26116 viewsTime of Gordian III, 238-244 AD. AE26 (7.52g). AΔPAMYTHNΩN, helmeted head of Athena left, wearing helmet and aegis / ЄΠI CT AΓЄCΠЄPOY AΔPAMYTHNΩN, Homonoia standing left, holding cornucopiae and patera. Very rare. Some breaks in patina on edge. VF.Jun 28, 2016
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Parion (AD 254-268) AE 23 - Salonina76 viewsSalonina, Augusta, 254-268 AD. AE23 (4.97g). SALONINA, draped bust right / C G I H, Genius standing left, holding cornucopiae and phalera; to left, altar. Very rare. VF.

An interesting issue with the obverse giving the empress' cognomen only.
Jun 28, 2016
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Augusta (AD 161-180) AE 31 - Marcus Aurelius80 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE31 (15.53g). Dated CY 151 (170/1 AD). AVTO KAIC M AVPH ANTΩNINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust to right / ЄTOVC AΝΡ ΑΥΓOΥСΤΑΝΩΝ, Artemis advancing right, holding bow and arrow. VF.Jun 28, 2016
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Laodikeia (AD 218-225) AE 30 - Julia Maesa69 viewsJulia Maesa, 218-224/5 AD. AE30 (12.67g). IOVΛIA MAICA CЄ, draped bust to right / ΛAOΔIKЄΩN NЄΩKOPΩN ΔOΓMA/TI CVNKΛHTOV, Roma seated to left, holding Victory in right and leaning on shield with left. Very rare. VF. Ex Peus 382 (4/2005), lot 630.

The reverse legend makes this a very interesting coin. It is best translated to: "[Coin] of the Laodiceans. By decree of the [Roman] Senate holder of a Neocorate." The Neocorate was a honorary title granted to cities that had established a cult for a Roman emperor. It is as such very common, but to our knowledge Laodikeia is the only mint to explicitly mention the Senate decree on its coins that preceded the honorary title. The Polis consequently rewarded the honor by chosing Roma as a reverse type.
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Hierapolis (AD 117-138) Didrachm - Hadrian185 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Didrachm (20-23mm, 6.41g). AΔPIANOC CEBACTOC, laureate and draped bust to right, seen from behind / YΠATOC Γ ΠATHP ΠATPIΔOC, Tyche seated to left on throne, holding conucopiae and rudder. Very rare. VF.Jun 28, 2016
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Pogla (AD 193-211) AE 32 - Septimius Severus83 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE32 (20.76g). AΥT K Λ CЄΠ CЄOΥHΡOC ΠЄ, laureate and cuirassed bust to right, seen from behind / ΠΩΓΛЄΩN, cult statue of Artemis Pergaia between two stars; all within distyle aedicula. Very rare. gVF/ VF. Righetti Coll.; ex CNG 303 (5/2013), lot 227 (misattributed to Perge and expertly cleaned since, revealing that the "heavy cleaning scratches on reverse" were in the deposits only).Jun 28, 2016
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Samos (AD 241-244) AE 29 - Tranquillina72 viewsTranquillina, Augusta, 241-244 AD. AE29 (10.77g). ΦOVPIA TRANKVIΛΛINA CЄB, diademed and draped bust right / CAMIΩN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. Rare. VF.Jun 28, 2016
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Kolybrassos (AD 235-238) AE 30 - Maximinus I59 viewsMaximinus I Thrax, 235-238 AD. AE30 (15.85g). AY K Γ IO OYH MAΞIMЄINOC, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / KOΛYBPACCЄΩN, Zeus, wearing himation about lower limbs, seated right; right resting on sceptre, left extended towards eagle at his feet. Very rare. Light green patina. VF. Righetti coll., ex Gorny & Mosch 134 (2004), 2056 and Hirsch 185 (1995), 1212.Jun 28, 2016
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