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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

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Antissa (BC 300-200) AE 1178 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) Drachm89 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) Hemidrachm86 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 - Gallienus69 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 51 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) Drachm45 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?107 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) Drachm73 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 - Prokles52 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) Hemiobol38 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?32 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 Stater87 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 Stater152 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) Hemiobol69 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) Hemidrachm41 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 1038 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 1137 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 - Herodoros154 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 - Datames62 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) Tetradrachm71 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 1056 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 1138 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 - crescents32 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) Hemiobol29 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) Hemiobol29 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 - Hemiobol43 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?20 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 Stater89 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) Obol63 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/Satrap20 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 1639 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 1124 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) Diobol43 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) Hemiobol57 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 16110 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 2042 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 2170 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 2025 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) Obol108 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) Obol31 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 - Commodus45 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 Domna39 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?68 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 - Augustus33 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 1234 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 1231 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 III22 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 - Caracalla36 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 - Commodus66 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 Severus65 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 - Maximus63 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 - Domitian23 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 29 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 - Pertinax38 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 Stater121 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 - Gallienus27 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 - Domitian41 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 - Domitian25 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 - Domitian26 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 - Hadrian60 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 Julianus41 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 - Geta42 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 - Nero59 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 - Trajan43 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 Hekte69 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 III29 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 12179 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 II60 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 Pius80 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 - Gallienus64 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 68 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 - Vespasian31 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 III31 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 Etruscilla30 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 - Tiberius65 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 Maesa41 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.
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Perge (AD 247-249) AE 23 - Philip II28 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 2029 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 2647 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 - Salonina38 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.
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Augusta (AD 161-180) AE 31 - Marcus Aurelius39 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 Maesa28 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 - Hadrian145 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 Severus44 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 - Tranquillina32 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 I20 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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Anazarbos (AD 217-218) AE 27 - Macrinus35 viewsMacrinus, 217-218 AD. AE27 (12.41g). Dated CY 235 (217 AD). AYT K M OΠ CЄY MAKPINOC CЄB, Laureate head right / ANAZ ЄNΔ MHT PΩM TPOΠ KЄK ЄT ЄΛC, two temples: tetrastyle with pellet in pediment on left, octastyle with star in pediment on right. Rare. Green patina. VF. Righetti coll. and ex CNG Elec. Auc. 206 (3/2009), lot 291.Jun 28, 2016
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Side (AD 161-180) AE 33 - Marcus Aurelius33 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE33 (15.73g). ANTωNINOC [...], laureate, draped and cuirassed bust to right, seen from behind / CIΔHTωN, emperor on horseback to right, brandishing spear. Extremely rare, apparently only the second specimen known. VF. Righetti Coll.Jun 28, 2016
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Hierapolis (AD 253-260) AE 31 - Valerian I30 viewsValerianus I, 253-260 AD. AE31 (13.52g). Homonoia with Ephesos. A K Π Λ OV-AΛЄΡIANOC, laureate and cuirassed bust to right, wearing aegis / IЄPAΠOΛЄITΩN K ЄΦЄCION NЄ/OKOΡΩN / OMONOIA, Serapis of Hierapolis standing to right, holding scepter and wearing kalathos, and cult-statue of Artemis Ephesia en face, flanked by stags. Very rare. VF.Jun 28, 2016
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Hierapolis (AD 253-260) AE 34 - Valerian I32 viewsValerianus I, 253-260 AD. AE34 (17.35g). Homonoia with Smyrna. AY K-ΠOV ΛIK OYA/ΛЄΡIANOC, laureate and cuirassed bust to right, wearing aegis / IЄΡAΠOΛЄITΩN K ZMVPNЄΩN NЄΩKOΡΩN/OMONOVA (sic!), Serapis of Hierapolis standing to right, holding scepter and wearing kalathos, and Nemesis of Smyrna with kalathos and wheel standing to left, both sacrificing over altar. Very rare. Two minor flan faults on reverse, otherwise VF.Jun 28, 2016
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Orthosia (AD 161-180) AE 39 - Marcus Aurelius33 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE39 - Medallion (35.33g). ΑΥΤοΚ ΚΑΙ Μ ΑΥ ΑΝΤΩΝЄΙΝ, laureate head to right, drapery on left shoulder / ΟΡΘΩСΙЄΩΝ, nude Dioscuri standing, facing, heads facing each other, each holding chlamys and spear; between two horses. Extremely rare, possibly only the third specimen known. gF. Righetti Coll.Jun 28, 2016
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Thyateira (AD 235-238) AE 35 - Maximinus I34 viewsMaximinus I, 235-238 AD. AE35 (21.08g). AYT K M Γ IOV OVH MAXIMЄINOC CЄB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust to right, seen from behind / ЄΠ I CTPA TH ΦAЄINOV B / ΘVATЄIPH/NΩN, Apollo Tyrimnos on horseback right, holding bipennis. Extremely rare. A bit rough, otherwise, gVF. Righetti Coll., ex CNG 53, 15 (3/2000), lot 1098.Jun 28, 2016
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Otros (AD 198-209) AE 25 - Geta28 viewsGeta, 198-209 AD. AE25 (8.99g, 6h). ΠΟ CЄΠTI ΓЄTAC KAI, bare-headed and cuirassed bust right / ЄΠ NIΓPЄINOY OTPOHNΩN APΧ, Cybele seated left, holding patera, lions to either side.Jun 28, 2016
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Antiocheia (AD 253-268) AE 20 - Gallienus40 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE20 (4.63g, 4h). [illegible], laureate, draped bust right / [ANT]IOΧЄΩN TH[C ΠA]PAΛIOV, prize crown inscribed ΘЄMIC holding two palm branches.Jun 28, 2016
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Pionia (AD 147-175) AE 27 - Faustina II37 viewsFaustina Junior, Augusta, 147-175 AD. AE27 (11.48g, 12h). ΦAΥCTЄINA CЄBACTH, draped bust right/ CTPA AY POY[ΦO]Y ΠЄONЄITΩN (sic), Artemis standing on pedestal, holding bow and arrow within tetrastyle temple.Jun 28, 2016
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Samos (AD 244-247) AE 29 - Philip II38 viewsPhilip II, as Caesar, 244-247 AD. AE23 (5.51g). M IOV ΦΙΛIΠΠOC KAICAP, bareheaded, draped and cuirassed bust right / CAMIΩN, river god Imbrasos reclining left, holding cornucopia, branch and reed, and resting elbow upon overturned urn from which liquid flows. aEF.Jun 26, 2016
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Sagalassos (AD 249-251) AE 36 - Herennius Etruscus27 viewsHerennius Etruscus, 249-251 AD. AE36 (18.48g, 11h). ΚΟΩΙ ЄΡЄΝ ЄΤ ΜЄ ΔЄΚΙΟC, laureate, draped and cuarassed bust right / CΑΓΑΛΛCCЄΩΝ ΠΡΟΤΗC ΠΙCΙΔΩΝ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΗC CVΝΜΑΧΟV ΡΩΜΑΙΩΝ, Nike standing right on prow, holding wreath and palm branch. Very Rare. aVF.

The reverse legend of this coin translates to: (money) of the Romans and Sagalassenses the first (city) of Pisidia and confederate ally.
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Karallia (AD 235-238) AE 29 - Maximinus I21 viewsMaximinus I, 235-238 AD. AE29 (14.00g, 12h). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Tyche seated left on rocks within distyle temple. Very Rare. VF.Jun 26, 2016
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Halikarnassos (AD 238-244) AE 20 - Gordian III36 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE20 (3.30g, 8h). AVT K M ANT ΓOPΔIANOC AVΓ, laureate and draped bust of Gordian right / AΛIKAPNACCЄΩN HPOΔOTOC, bearded and draped bust of Herodotos right. Extremely Rare. VF.

This coin celebrates the greatest citizen of Halikarnassos, Herodotos, who lived there in the mid-late 5th century BC. He was a great historian and for that time a 'journalist' who would travel around the Mediterranean to 'investigate' and interview people who actually had witnessed the events he wrote about.
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Smyrna (AD 177-192) AE 29 - Commodus36 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE29 (12.56g, 6h). In alliance with Athens. Circa 182-185 AD. Obv.: laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / OMO CMVP A-ΘHN-AI CTPA AI, HPAKΛΕΙ-ΔOV in exergue, Nemesis of Smyrna standing right holding sistrum, facing Athena who stands left and holds a patera. Very Rare. VF.Jun 26, 2016
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