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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

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Eumeneia (AD 54-68) AE 18 - Nero72 viewsNero, 54-68 AD. AE18 (5.11g). Julius Kleon, archiereus of Asia. NЄPWN KAICAP CЄBACTOC, bare head right; behind, uncertain symbol / IOYLIOC KLЄWN APXIЄPЄYC ACIAC / ЄVMЄN – WN, laureate and draped bust right; in front, staff (?). Ex Vogl coll.; ex Bankhaus Aufhäuser (3/1988). VF.May 27, 2016
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Apameia (AD 256-258) AE 27 - Valerian II67 viewsValerian II, Caesar, 256-258 AD. AE27 (8.11g). ΛΙΚΙ ΚΟΡΝ ΟΥΑΛЄΡΙΑΝΟC K, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΠΑ ЄPMOY AΠAMЄΩN, Hermes seated left on cippus, holding purse and kerykeion. Ex Vogl coll.; ex Bankhaus Aufhäuser (4/1987). VF.May 27, 2016
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Tabai (AD 222-235) AE 26 - Julia Mamaea60 viewsJulia Mamaea, Augusta, 222-235 AD. AE26 (9.19g). ΙΟΥΛΙΑ ΜΑΜΑΙΑ, diademed and draped bust right / ΤΑΒΗΝΩΝ, Poseidon standing right, foot set on prow, holding trident; behind, dolphin downwards. VF.May 27, 2016
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Antiocheia (AD 209-211) AE 18 - Geta60 viewsGeta, 209-211 AD. AE18 (2.54g). AYT K Π CЄ ΓЄTA, laureate head right / ANTIOXЄΩΝ, eagle standing facing, head and tail left, wings spread. Ex Vogl coll.; ex Bankhaus Aufhäuser (5/1991). VF.May 27, 2016
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Thyateira (AD 69-79) AE 20 - Vespasian68 viewsVespasian, 69-79 AD. AE20 (4.88g). OYЄCΠACIANOC KAICAP CЄBACTOC, laureate head right / ΘVATЄIPHNΩN, tetrastyle temple. Rare. VF.May 27, 2016
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Saitta (AD 147-175) AE 18 - Faustina II57 viewsFaustina II, Augusta, 147-176 AD. AE18 (3.52g). Fl. Herk(y)lanos, archon. ΦAVCTEINA CEBACTH, diademed and draped bust right / [ΕΠΙ Φ] HPKΛ[ΑΝΟΥ] CAIT[ΤΗΝΩΝ], Artemis advancing right, drawing arrow from quiver and holding bow; at feet to left, hound. Ex Vogl coll.; Ex Bankhaus Aufhäuser (3/1994). VF.May 27, 2016
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Sardeis (AD 198-217) AE 25 - Caracalla56 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE25 (7.13g). AV K M AV ANTΩNЄINOC, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / CAPΔIANΩN B NЄΩKOPΩN, Zeus standing left, holding eagle and sceptre. gVF.May 27, 2016
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Sardeis (AD 69-79) AE 1987 viewsTime of Vespasian, 69-79 AD. AE19 (3.33g). Titus Clodius Epirus Marcellus, proconsul for the second time, and Titus Claudius Phileinus, strategos. ЄΠI TI KΛAY ΦΙΛЄINOY CTPA, draped bust of Men right, wearing phrygian cap and set upon crescent / CAPΔIANΩN in three lines within wreath. Very rare. Overstruck on a Sardian issue of Nero. gVF.May 27, 2016
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Mostene (AD 69-79) AE 21 - Vespasian76 viewsVespasian, 69-79 AD. AE21 (4.31g). ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΟΥΕΣΠΑΣΙΑΝΟΣ, laureate head left / ΚΑΙΣΑΡΕΩΝ ΜΟΣΤΗΝΩΝ, Hero riding horse left, holding bipennis over shoulder. Very rare. gVF.May 27, 2016
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Kilbianoi-Nikaia (AD 81-96) AE 1650 viewsTime of Domitian, 81-96 AD. AE16 (3.00g). ΚΙΛΒΙΑΝΩΝ, laureate head right / ΤΩΝ ΠΕΡΙ ΝΙΚΕΑ, bundle of six grain ears. gVF. Ex Vogl coll.; ex Bankhaus Aufhäuser (8/1988). VF.May 27, 2016
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Blaundos (AD 138-192) AE 1876 viewsTime of the Antonines, 138-192 AD. AE18 (3.53g). ΒΛΑVΝΔЄΩΝ, bare head of Hercules right / Apollo-Mên riding horse right, holding bipennis over shoulder. Extremely rare. gVF.May 27, 2016
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Apollonis (AD 138-192) AE 1972 viewsTime of the Antonines, 138-192 AD. AE19 (4.95g). ΘЄΟΝ CVNKΛHTON, draped bust of the Senate right; countermark: bee within incuse circle; legends partially retrograde / ΑΠΟΛΛΩΝΙΔЄΩΝ, Dionysus standing left, holding thyrsus and pouring cantharus. gVF.May 27, 2016
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Ephesos (AD 222-235) AE 18 - Julia Mamaea62 viewsJulia Mamaea, Augusta, 222-235 AD. AE18 (3.98g). IOYΛIA MAMAIA CЄ, diademed and draped bust right / ЄΦЄCIΩΝ in 3 lines within wreath. Ex Vogl coll.; ex Bankhaus Aufhäuser (12/1995). VF.May 27, 2016
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Pergamon (AD 253-268) AE 21 - Gallienus95 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE21 (4.71g). AV K Π ΛIK ΓAΛΛΙΗΝOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΠΕΡΓΑΜΗΝΩΝ ΠΡΩT Γ ΝΕΩΚ, Homonoia standing facing, head left, holding phiale and cornucopia. Ex Vogl coll.; Ex Münzhandlung Beckenbauer (1983). VF.May 27, 2016
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Lampsakos (AD 198-217) AE 23 - Caracalla68 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE23 (4.98g). AV K M AVPH ANTWNЄINO, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΛΑMΨΑΚΗΝΩΝ, Homonoia standing facing, head left, holding cornucopia and phiale; at feet to left, lighted altar. Ex Vogl coll. VF.May 27, 2016
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Germe (AD 238-244) AE 30 - Gordian III57 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE30 (11.08g). Aelius Aristonikus, magistrate. AVT K M ANT ΓOPΔIANOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ЄΠΙ ΑΙΛ ΑΡΙCΤΟΝЄΙΚΟΥ / ΓЄΡΜΗΝ, Kybele seated left, wearing mural crown and holding phiale and sceptre; elbow resting on drum; at feet to left, lion. Ex Vogl coll.; ex Bankhaus Aufhäuser (7/1994). VF.May 27, 2016
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Adramytteion (AD 218-222) AE 37 - Elagabalus108 viewsElagabalus, 218-222 AD. AE37 (25.90g). AVT K M AVP ANTΩNЄINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ЄΠΙ CTPA ΑΙΛ ΚΟΜΦ ΝЄΙΚΙΟV ΑΔΡΑΜVΤΗΝΩΝ, Zeus standing left, holding eagle and sceptre. VF.May 27, 2016
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Sebastopolis-Herakleiopolis (AD 253-268) AE 28 - Gallienus107 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE28 (12.04g). Dated CY 266 (264/5 AD). AVT KAI ΠO ΛIK ΓAΛΛIHNOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / CЄBACTO / HPAKΛЄO ЄT ςIC, facing statue of Hercules facing within arcade flanked by two tetrastyle temples. Very rare. VF.May 27, 2016
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Neokaisareia (AD 253-268) AE 24 - Gallienus84 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE24 (11.70g). Dated CY 200 (263/4 AD). AVT K ΠO ΛIK ΓAΛΛIHNOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / MHT NЄOKAICAPIAC / ЄT C, Agonistic urn, containing two palm fronds, set on table; two handled jug below. VF.May 27, 2016
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Neokaisareia (AD 253-268) AE 25 - Gallienus98 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE25 (11.61g). Dated CY 199 (262/3 AD). AVT KAI ΠO ΛIK ΓAΛΛIHNOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / MHT NЄOKЄCAPIAC / ЄT PЧΘ, two agonistic urns, each containing two palm fronds and set upon base inscribed AKTIA. gVF.May 27, 2016
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Neokaisareia (AD 253-268) AE 26 - Gallienus93 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE26 (9.31g). Dated CY 199 (262/3 AD). AVT KAI ΠO ΛIK ΓAΛΛIHNOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / MHT NЄOKЄCAPIAC / ЄT PЧΘ, Perspective view of tetrastyle temple, with annulet in pediment. VF.May 27, 2016
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Neokaisareia (AD 253-260) AE 27 - Valerian I99 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE27 (11.20g). Dated CY 192 (255/6 AD). AV K ΠO ΛΙK OVAΛЄPIANOC, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / MHT NЄOKЄCAPIAC / ЄT PЧB, wreath. gVF.May 27, 2016
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Neokaisareia (AD 238-244) AE 30 - Gordian III77 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE30 (14.53g). Dated CY 178 (241/2 AD). AY K M ANT ΓOPΔIANOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / KOI ΠONT MH NЄOKAICAPIA / ЄT POH, Agonistic urn, containing two palm fronds, set on table, with palm frond to left and right; two handled jug below. gVF.May 27, 2016
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Tarsos (AD 128-137) AE 29 - Sabina86 viewsSabina, Augusta, 128-137 AD. AE29 (20.85g). ΑΔΡΙΑΝΗС ΤΑΡСΟΥ СΑΒЄΙΝΑ СЄΒΑСΤΗ, diademed and draped bust right / ΒΟΥΛΗ ΤΑΡСЄΩΝ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛЄΩС, Boule seated left on throne, holding cornucopia and dropping pebble into vase to left. VF.May 27, 2016
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Perge (AD 14-37) AE 23 - Tiberius71 viewsTiberius, 14-37 AD. AE23 (11.93g). TIBЄPIOC KAICAP CЄBACTOC, bare head left / APTЄMIΔOC ΠЄPΓΑIAC, Artemis advancing right, holding bow and torch. VF.May 27, 2016
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Siblia (BC 27-AD 14) AE 21 - Augustus56 viewsAugustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AE21 (6.19g). Ioulios Kallikles Kallistratou, magistrate. ΣΕΒΑΣTOΣ, bare head right; lituus to right / IOVΛΙΟΣ KAΛΛIKΛHΣ / ΣIBΛΙANON, bust of Mên left, wearing Phrygian cap; all set upon crescent. VF.May 27, 2016
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Philomelion (AD 98-117) AE 24 - Trajan52 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD. AE24 (10.67g). AYT NEPOY TPAIANOC KAICAP [ΓE?], laureate head right / EΠI Λ ΓΕΡ ΗΦΑΙCTIONOC ΦIΛO, Zeus seated left with Nike and sceptre. aVF.May 27, 2016
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Kotiaeion (AD 244-249) AE 27 - Otacilia Severa79 viewsOtacilia Severa, Augusta, 244-249 AD. AE27 (6.22g). Gaius Julius Pontikus, magistrate. M OTAKIΛIA CEOVHEPA CE, diademed and draped bust right / EΠΙ Γ IOV ΠONTIKOV ARXIEPE KOTIAEΩN, Tyche standing facing, head left, holding cornucopia and rudder. VF.May 27, 2016
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Kotiaeion (AD 235-238) AE 18 - Maximus72 viewsMaximus, Caesar, 235-238 AD. AE18 (2.34g). Γ IOV OVH MAΞIMOC K, bareheaded, draped and cuirassed bust right / KOTIAЄΩN, clasped hands. Very rare. gVF.May 27, 2016
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Kadoi (AD 247-249) AE 26 - Philip II54 viewsPhilip II, 247-249 AD. AE26 (8.26g). AVT K M IOV ΦIΛIΠΠOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / KAΔOHNΩN, Demeter standing right, head left, holding bow and drawing arrow from quiver. gVF.May 27, 2016
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Iulia (AD 253) AE 27 - Cornelia Supera74 viewsCornelia Supera, Augusta, 253 AD. AE27 (9.83g). ΦΛΙ KO COVΠЄPHN CЄ, diademed and draped bust right / APX TO B ΦΙΛOTЄIMΩ / IOOVΛIЄΩN, Kybele seated left, flanked by two lions, holding phiale and resting elbow on tympanon. VF.May 27, 2016
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Iulia (AD 50-59) AE 15 - Agrippina II77 viewsAgrippina II, Augusta, 50-59 AD. AE15 (2.67g). Sergios Hephaistion, magistrate. ΑΓΡΙΠΠΙΝΑ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΗ, draped bust right / ΣΕΡΓΙΟΣ ΗΦΑΙΣΤΙΩΝ ΙΟΥΛΙΕΩΝ. Goddes seated left, holding phiale. EF.May 27, 2016
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Eukarpeia (AD 238-244) AE 28 - Gordian III53 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE28 (13.58g). AV K M AN ΓOPΔIANOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ЄVKAPΠЄΩN, Tyche seated left, holding grain ears and sceptre. VF.May 27, 2016
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Dionysopolis (AD 218-222) AE 2056 viewsTime of Elagabalus, 218-222 AD. AE20 (3.24g). Dated CY 70 (221/2 AD). ΠΟΛΙC, turreted and draped bust of Tyche right / ΔΙΟΝVCOΠΟΛЄΙΤΩΝ / TO O, Hermes standing left, holding purse and caduceus. Very rare. gVF.May 27, 2016
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Apameia (AD 193-235) AE 1678 viewsTime of the Severans, 193-235 AD. AE16 (1.61g). AΠAMЄΩN, helmeted bust of Athena right, wearing aegis / MAIANΔPOC, river-god Maeandrus reclining left, holding reed and cornucopia, and resting elbow upon overturned urn from which liquid pours. VF.May 27, 2016
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Saitta (AD 100-200) AE 1869 views2nd century AD. AE18 (3.46g). Bare head of Herakles right; club over shoulder / CAITTHNΩN, Isis standing facing, head left, with sistrum and situla. gVF.May 27, 2016
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Nysa (AD 161-180) AE 26 - Marcus Aurelius73 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE26 (10.50g). ΑV Κ Μ ΑVΡ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟС, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΝVСΑЄΩΝ, Kore standing left, holding sceptre. gVF.May 27, 2016
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Maionia (AD 161-180) AE 1858 viewsTime of Marcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE18 (3.63g). ΖEYC OΛYMΠIOC, diademed and draped head of Zeus left / MAIONΩN, cult statue of Artemis Ephesia standing facing, with supports. VF.May 27, 2016
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Bageis (AD 198-213) AE 2061 views198-213 AD (time of later Severans). AE20 (4.16g). Struck under archon Gaius. ΔHMOC, laureate youthful bust of Demos right, drapery on far shoulder / ΕΠΙ ΓΑΙΟV APX BAΓΗΝΩΝ, Dionysos standing facing, head left, holding thyrsos and pouring whine out of kantharos; at feet to left, small panther. gVF.May 27, 2016
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Antiocheia (AD 254-268) AE 24 - Salonina74 viewsSalonina, Augusta, 254-268 AD. AE24 (6.51g). [...] CAΛONINA CЄB, draped bust left / ANTIOXЄΩΝ, Eagle standing right on garlanded altar. VF.May 27, 2016
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Attuda (AD 98-117) AE 1655 viewsTime of Trajan, 98-117 AD. AE16 (3.20g). ATTOVΔЄΩΝ, draped bust of Tyche right, wearing mural crown / ΔIA MЄNIΠΠOV, Nemesis standing facing, head left, holding scales and lifting veil. VF.May 27, 2016
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Ephesos (AD 138-161) AE 17 - Antoninus Pius68 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE17 (3.49g). Laureate head right / boar standing right. VF.May 27, 2016
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Alexandreia (AD 253-268) AE 20 - Gallienus77 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE20 (5.40g). IMP GALLIENVS A, laureate head right / COL AVG TRO, horse grazing right. gVF.May 27, 2016
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Alexandreia (AD 253-260) AE 22 - Valerian I80 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE22 (6.69g). IMP LIC VALERIAN, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / COL AV / TRO, she-wolf standing right, head left, suckling the twins Romulus and Remus. EF.May 27, 2016
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Alexandreia (AD 251-253) AE 23 - Volusian67 viewsVolusian, 251-253 AD. AE23 (6.85g). IMP C VIBI AFINI OLVSSIANV, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / COL AVG TROAD, Herakles and Antaios wrestling. VF.May 27, 2016
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Alexandreia (AD 251-253) AE 22 - Volusian68 viewsVolusian, 251-253 AD. AE22 (7.22g). IMP VIBI AFI VOLVSSIAN, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / COL AVG / TROA, horse grazing right. VF.May 27, 2016
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Alexandreia (AD 251-253) AE 22 - Trebonianus Gallus74 viewsTrebonianus Gallus, 251-253 AD. AE22 (6.79g). IMP C VIBI TRIBO GALLVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / COL AVG TROAD, Marsyas standing right, raising hand and holding wine skin over shoulder. VF.May 27, 2016
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Alexandreia (AD 244-249) AE 24 - Philip I93 viewsPhilip I, 244-249 AD. AE24 (7.48g). IMP M IVLI PHILIPPVS, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / COL AVGO / TROA, she-wolf standing right, suckling Romulus and Remus. aEF.May 27, 2016
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Alexandreia (AD 235-238) AE 25 - Maximinus I59 viewsMaximinus, 235-238 AD. AE25 (7.91g). IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AV, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / COL AVG TROA, Nike advancing left on globe, holding shield above head. aVF.May 27, 2016
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Alexandreia (AD 200-300) AE 21102 viewsQuasi-autonomous, ca 198-268 AD. AE21 (5.54g). ALEX TRO, turreted and draped bust of Tyche right; vexillum to left / COL AV / TRO, horse grazing right; tree to left. aEF.May 27, 2016
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Alexandreia (AD 200-300) AE 2169 viewsQuasi-autonomous, circa 198-268 AD. AE21 (6.02g). AV CO TRO, turreted and draped bust of Tyche right / COL ALE AVG TRO, Apollo Smintheus standing right, holding bow and phiale, quiver over shoulder. gVF.May 27, 2016
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Amaseia (AD 198-217) AE 30 - Caracalla86 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE30 (15.04g). Dated CY 208 (206/7 AD). AV KAI M AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΑΔΡ CЄ AN AMACIAC MHT NЄΠP Π ЄT CH, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. Ex Grün 38, lot 344. VF.May 27, 2016
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B90 type 6 142 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.53g, 10mm). Wreathed head of young Dionysos right/ Facing large head of satyr with small ‘animal ears’, shaggy hair, close cropped beard and moustache, furrowed brow, ivy leaf top right in field, all within linear square. EF. Carr coll.

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

These 7 simplified reverse varieties/types for Bodenstedt 90 have been described elsewhere on this website (see Coin ID #11346). Second known from auction.
May 19, 2016
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Laodikeia (AD 81-96) AE 23 - Domitian82 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE23 (10.00g, 12h). Claudia Zenonis, wife of magistrate G. Julius Cotys. ΔOMETIANOC KAICAP, laureate and cuirassed bust right right / KΛAYΔIA ZHNΩNIC ΛAODIKEΩN, male figure standing left, holding patera and palm branch; to left, urn containing staff with flag (vexillum). VF, black patina. Rare. Tricarico coll.May 13, 2016
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Uncertain (AD 77-78) AE 25 - Titus 70 viewsTitus, as Caesar, struck 77-78 AD. AE25 (7.37g, 6h). T CAESAR IMPER PONT, laureate head of Titus right / TR POT COS VI CENSOR / S C (in exergue), eagle standing right on thunderbolt, wings spread, head left. VF, dark patina. Very rare. Tricarico coll.May 12, 2016
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Soloi (BC 425-400) Hemiobol71 views425-400 BC. AR Hemiobol (7mm, 0.3g, 3h). Head of Amazon left, wearing pointed cap / Grape bunch.May 11, 2016
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Parlais (BC 100-0) AE 19106 views1st century BC. AE19 (4.7g). Laureate head of Zeus right / ΠΑΡΛΑΙΤΕΩΝ ΔΙΟΜΗΔΟΥ, panther walking right, two piloi.May 08, 2016
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B-254 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.54g, 6h, 11mm). Laureate head of Apollo right / Female head (Persephone and Hecate) right, wearing triangular earring, within linear square. VF.

The cataloger of this coin thought it to be a “mule” of B100 and B99. However, the reverse is different than B99 with the female wearing triangular earrings. There are no die matches for the obverse and the reverse is a new type. Noting a new emission is important, as it adds two extra years to the period of emissions of hecte from Mytilene. If the emissions did cease with Alexander, then each coin unknown to Bodenstedt supports the view that hecte were issued earlier than he suggests. It appears this is the eighth new emission unknown to Bodenstedt.
Apr 15, 2016
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Aizanis (AD 41-54) AE 1681 viewsTime of Claudius, 41-54 AD. AE16 (2.53g). ΘEOC CYNKΛHTOC, bust of the Senate right / AIZANITΩN/ EΠI/ ACKΛA/ XAPAKO, facing statue of Artemis, stag to left. Dark patina. Extremely rare. VF.Apr 15, 2016
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Mytilene (BC 521-478) EL Hekte - B19.1254 viewsca 521-478 BC. EL Hekte (2.57g, 10mm, 12h). Facing head of grimacing Gorgon, tongue protruding (no small row of top teeth) / Bearded head of Herakles right, wearing lion-skin headdress; truncation with two rows of dots, rectangular punch behind neck; the whole in incuse. EF. Carr coll.

Obverse and reverse die unknown to Bodenstedt and no match with examples that have come to auction thus far. 34 examples known to Bodenstedt, this appears to be the 60th example offered at electronic auction or sale.
Apr 10, 2016
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Nikaia (AD 251-253) AE 26 - Trebonianus Gallus74 viewsTrebonianus Gallus, 251-253 AD. AE26 (6.78g). Radiate and draped bust right / Concordia standing left, holding cornucopia and patera. gVF.Apr 09, 2016
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Nikomedeia (AD 251-253) AE 23 - Trebonianus Gallus68 viewsTrebonianus Gallus, 251-253 AD. AE23 (6.50g). Radiate and draped bust right / Emperor on horseback right. VF.Apr 09, 2016
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Nikomedeia (AD 253-260) AE 25 - Valerian I, Gallienus & Valerian II136 viewsValerian I, Gallienus and Valerian II, 253-260 AD. AE25 (9.74g). AYT OΥAΛEΡIANOC ΓAΛΛIENOC OΥAΛEΡIANOC / KAICA, confronted busts of laureate, draped and cuirassed Valerian I left, and laureate and draped Gallienus right; between them, draped Valerian II right / NIKOM - HΔEΩN, sacrifical altar with victim at side; three temples around; in exergue, TΡIC NEOKOPΩN. Very Rare. gVF.Apr 09, 2016
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Mytilene (BC 454-427) EL Hekte - B45a290 viewsca 454-427 BC. EL Hekte (2.54g, 10.5mm, 4h). Head of nymph three-quarter facing and turned slightly right, wearing taenia bound at back of head / Two boars' heads confronting each other, “A” between. nEF. Carr coll.

It has been suggested that the obverse portrait is that of Sappho (see Coin ID #153) or Europa. Three examples noted by Bodenstedt, this appears to be only the eighth additional example offered at electronic auction. Of the total, four examples have the letter “A” between the heads.
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Nikaia (AD 81-96) AE 36 - Domitian85 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE36 (23.96g, 5h). AYT ΔOMITIANΩΣ KAIΣAP ΣEB ΓEP, laureate head right / NKA ПP (in monograms, across field); Ares walking right, with trophy and spear. Rare, VF, green patina. Ex Righetti coll., Tricarico coll.Apr 05, 2016
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Side (AD 81-96) AE 21 - Domitian69 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE21 (7.53g). ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑΝΟC ΓЄΡΜΑΝΙΚΟC, laureate head right / CIΔHTΩN, Apollo Sidetes standing facing, holding patera, pomegranate and scepter. Extremely rare, perhaps third known. gVF.Mar 31, 2016
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Neokaisareia (AD 253-260) AE 26 - Valerian I69 viewsValerian I. 253-260 AD. AE26 (10.48g). Dated CY 192 (255/256 AD). AV K ΠO ΛIK OVAΛЄPIANOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / MHT NЄ-OKAICAPI, prize crown with palm set on altar inscribed AKTIA; ЄT PYB in exergue. Dark greenish-brown surfaces, minor roughness, VF.Mar 31, 2016
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Kaisareia (AD 117-138) Didrachm - Hadrian96 viewsHadrian. 117-138 AD. AR Didrachm (6.41g, 23mm). Struck 128-138 AD. AΔPIANOC - CЄΒΑCTOC, laureate head right / ΥΠΑΤΟC Γ ΠΑ-ΤΗΡ ΠΑΤΡΙΔΟC, Club; star left, crescent right. Scarce. Toned VF.Mar 31, 2016
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Kaisareia (AD 177-192) Didrachm - Commodus88 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AR Didrachm (3.96g, 21mm). Dated Cos III (181/2 AD). Laureate head right / Club in between crescent and star. Very rare. VF.Mar 31, 2016
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Side (AD 193-211) AE 18 - Septimius Severus65 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE18 (4.78g). AVT ΛCЄ OYH POC ΠЄPTI, laureate head right / CIΔ-HT, Athena advancing left, holding pomegranate and shield. VF.Mar 31, 2016
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Kyzikos (AD 69-79) AE 28 - Vespasian88 viewsVespasian. 69-79 AD. AE28 (10.98g). AVTOKPATOPI KAIΣAPI ΣEBAΣTΩ OYEΣΠAΣIANΩ, laureate head right / KV/ZI in two lines in laurel wreath. Glossy dark green and brown patina, some light smoothing in fields, aVF.Mar 31, 2016
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Samos (AD 249-251) AE 21 - Trajan Decius75 viewsTrajan Decius. 249-251 AD. AE21 (5.64g). ΑΥΤ Κ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟC ΔЄΚΙΟC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind. Rev.: CAMIW-N, River-god Imbrasos reclining left, holding peacock and cornucopia, leaning on urn from which water flows. Nice VF.Mar 31, 2016
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Sagalassos (AD 251-253) AE 25 - Trebonianus Gallus59 viewsTrebonianus Gallus. 251-253 AD. AE25 (10.57g). AV KA ΓA OV TP ΓAΛΛOC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / CAΓAΛACCЄ-ΩN, Mên standing to left, crescent behind shoulders, holding patera and scepter. VF.Mar 31, 2016
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Iasos (BC 350-250) AE 978 viewsca 4th-3rd century BC. AE9 (0.9g). Laureate head of Apollo facing slightly left / ΙΑΣΙ, head of nymph right, hair in sakkos, prawn to right.Mar 30, 2016
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Iasos (BC 350-250) AE 1078 viewsca 4th-3rd century BC. AE10 (1.2g). Laureate head of Apollo facing slightly right / ΙΑ, head of nymph right, hair in sakkos, prawn to right.Mar 30, 2016
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Iasos (BC 350-250) AE 978 viewsca 4th-3rd century BC. AE9 (1.1g). Laureate head of Apollo facing slightly right / ΙΑ, head of nymph right, hair in sakkos, prawn to right.Mar 30, 2016
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Iasos (BC 350-250) AE 1087 viewsca 4th-3rd century BC. AE10 (1.0g). Laureate head of Apollo facing slightly left / ΙΑΣΙ, head of nymph right, hair in sakkos, prawn to right.Mar 30, 2016
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Iasos (BC 350-250) AE 1089 viewsca 4th-3rd century BC. AE10 (1.0g). Laureate head of Apollo facing slightly left / ΙΑΣΙ, head of nymph right, hair in sakkos, prawn to right.Mar 30, 2016
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Iasos (BC 350-250) AE 1074 viewsca 4th-3rd century BC. AE10 (0.8g). Laureate head of Apollo facing slightly left / ΙΑΣΙ, head of nymph right, hair in sakkos, prawn to right.Mar 30, 2016
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Smyrna (AD 69-79) AE 23 - Titus and Domitian66 viewsTitus and Domitian, as Caesars, 69-79 AD. M. Vettius Bolanus procos, struck after 73 AD. AE23 (6.02g, 10h). TITOC AYTOKPATΩR ΔOMITIANOC KAIC, jugate laureate heads of Titus and Domitian left / EΠI BOΛANOY ZMIPNAIΩΝ EΡMOC, river-god Hermus reclining left on upturned urn, holding two grain ears in right hand and cradling cornucopiae in left arm. nVF. Tricarico coll.Mar 30, 2016
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Bithynia Uncertain (AD 71-79) AE 22 - Titus62 viewsKoinon of Bithynia. Titus, as Caesar, 71-79 AD. AE22 (5.23g). M. Maecius Rufus Procurator. AYTOKPA TITOΣ KAIΣAP ΣEBAΣ YIOΣ, laureate head right / EΠI M MAIKIOY POYΦOY ANΘYПATOY, bundle of five grain-ears. Rare. Brown patina. Tricarico coll.Mar 30, 2016
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Erythrai (BC 501-480) Hemiobol81 viewsca 500-480 BC. AR Hemiobol (8mm, 0.39g). Star of eight rays / Quadripartite incuse square punch. gVF.Mar 24, 2016
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Uncertain (BC 500) Bull - Hemiobol69 views5th-4th century BC. AR Hemiobol (8mm, 0.34g). Head of horned lion (?) left / Incuse square divided into eight sections each containing pellet. VF.Mar 24, 2016
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Uncertain (BC 480-420) Obol71 views5th century BC. AR Obol (0.49g, 7mm). Forepart of lion left, head turned right / Grain, uncertain letters around. VF. Unpublished?Mar 24, 2016
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Uncertain (BC 480-450) Triobol87 views5th century BC. AR Hemidrachm (13mm, 2.70g). Griffin seated right / Bearded head left within incuse square with beaded border. VF. Unpublished?Mar 24, 2016
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Uncertain (BC 480-450) Tetrobol178 views5th century BC. AR Drachm (16mm, 3.57g). Forepart of Pegasos right / Bearded head right within dotted linear square; all within incuse square. VF.1 commentsMar 24, 2016
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Dardanos (BC 420-380) Hemiobol117 viewsLate 5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.27g, 8mm, 9h). Horseman riding left / Cock standing left [within incuse square]. VF, light porosity. Rare.Mar 19, 2016
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Assos (BC 450-400) Drachm143 viewsca 450-400 BC. AR Drachm (3.36g, 15mm, 7h). Helmeted head of Athena left / Head of lion left; A-Σ-ΣO-O-N around; all within incuse square. VF, toned, granular surfaces. Very rare.Mar 19, 2016
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Kebren (BC 450) Hemidrachm190 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.90g, 13mm). Horse prancing right / KE-B-P-H within quarters of quadripartite incuse square. Unpublished in the standard references. Near EF, double struck on obverse. Extremely rare.Mar 19, 2016
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Uncertain (BC 480-420) Tetartemorion79 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (0.1g, 4mm). Lyre / Pattern of parallel grooves.Mar 13, 2016
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Methymna (BC 450-400) Silenos - Obol68 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Obol (0.4g, 7mm). Head of bearded Silenos facing / Head of lion left within incuse square.Mar 13, 2016
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Mytilene (BC 530-522) 1/24 Stater - BE-142 viewsca 530-522 BC. EL 1/24 Stater (0.58g, 6mm). Calf head facing right / Incuse square. VF, toned. Carr coll.

Unknown to Bodenstedt, this appears to be the fifth example that has been offered at auction. This example shares the same die and punch as two other examples – CNG Auc. 88 (9/2011), lot 363 (Coin ID #8310); and CNG Auc. 97 (9/2014) lot 223. After Bodenstedt was published in 1981, some scholars have suggested this series of emissions appears to equate to a Lydo-Milesian standard, which may indicate it was minted in Ionia, perhaps during the Ionian Revolt - see Kayhan (2002), Plate 28 nos. 732-734 (also Coin ID #12749).
Mar 10, 2016
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B82116 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.48g, 10mm, 5h). Female head (possibly Leda) facing right / Swan standing right, head left, wing raised, within linear square in incuse square, VF/F. Carr coll.

Bodenstedt notes only one example. This is the third additional example known from auction. The other two sold at auction were NAC Auction O (2004), lot 1603 and Tkalec Auction (4/2007), lot 71. The obverse of all the examples have been struck from the same die. This obverse die was also used for an emission, unknown to Bodenstedt, that has Nike on the reverse – see Coin ID #11240 and Coin ID #12842. The reverse die used for this coin is different to what is the common die for the other three examples - the ‘underwing’ of the swan is more extensive and detailed.
Feb 23, 2016
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Kaisareia (AD 69-79) Didrachm - Vespasian131 viewsVespasian, with Domitian as Caesar, 69-79 AD. AR Didrachm (5.38g, 21mm, 6h). Dated RY 9 (76/7 AD). AYTOKPA KAICAP YOECΠACIANOC CEBACTOC, laureate head of Vespasian right / ΔOMITIANOC KAICAP CEBAC YIO ET Θ, Domitian, togate, standing slightly left, holding olive branch. F. Rare. Tricarico coll.Feb 18, 2016
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Mytilene (BC 521-478) EL Hekte - B-207 viewsca 521-478 BC. EL Hekte (2.53g, 11mm). Head of a roaring lion, facing left / Incuse head of a calf facing left, incuse rectangular punch behind. gVF. Carr coll.

The combination of roaring lion with incuse head of calf are noted in Bodenstedt as emissions 12, 13, 14, 24 and 25. This coin has the obverse and reverse figures facing left - a combination unknown to Bodenstedt and unpublished in other standard references. This is the second of three examples known from auction. The first was sold in Gorny and Mosch Auc. 151 (10/2006), lot 179. The second and third examples in Pecunem Auc. 40 (2/2016), lots 226 and 227. The examples from Pecunem auction are from the same obverse and reverse dies.
Feb 07, 2016
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Kyzikos (BC 450-430) EL Stater359 viewsca 450-430 BC. EL Stater (16.00g). Orestes kneeling left, holding sword and resting left arm on omphalos; below, tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. gVF. Ex New York Sale IV (1/2002), lot 188.Feb 03, 2016
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Stratonikeia (AD 193-211) AE 37 - Septimius Severus & Julia Domna140 viewsSeptimius Severus, with Julia Domna, 193-211 AD. AE37 (21.80g, 6h). Cl. Aristeas, magistrate. AV KA[I Λ C]Є CЄO-VHPO[C I]-OVΛ[IA Δ]OMN AV, confronted busts of Severus right, laureate, draped, and cuirassed, and Domna left, draped; countermarks: helmeted head right within circular incuse and ΘЄOY within rectangular incuse / ЄΠIMЄΛHTI [K]Λ APICTЄ A C-TPA-TONIK-ЄΩN, facing cult statue of Artemis Ephesia flanked by stags; star and crescent flanking head. VF, brown surfaces. Rare and exceptional. Ex Münzen und Medaillen AG 41 (6/1970), lot 405; Birkler & Waddell II (12/1980), lot 404.

The reverse legend employs a lengthier than usual form of epimeletes, the title for a supervisor of the production of coins.
Feb 02, 2016
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Mytilene (BC 412-378) EL Hekte - B73198 viewsca 412-378 BC. EL Hekte (2.51g, 11mm, 6h). Head of Athena, right, wearing crested Attic helmet / Head of Artemis-Kybele right, wearing stephane, within square incuse. aEF. Carr coll.

34 examples noted by Bodenstedt. This appears to be the 56th additional example offered at electronic auction. Most examples of this emission are worn or poorly struck. This example is arguably one of the best known - being well centered, sharply struck and, because of the shape of the flan, the obverse displays waves of hair falling below the neckline normally absent on other examples. There are a variety of decorations that appear on the helmet of the obverse. The obverse (and reverse) is a die match for Lanz Auc. 148 (1/2010), lot 39.
Jan 30, 2016
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(BC 200-169) Pharnakes III - AV Stater772 viewsPharnakes III, ca 200-169 BC. AV Stater (19.5mm, 8.47g, 12h). Amisos mint. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΦAPNAKOY, male figure, wearing flat headdress, holding cornucopia in right hand, vine branch in left, from which a deer, standing right, feeds, on his left; MH monogram to inner right. Good VF, light scuff and edge mark on reverse. Unique. Adams coll.; ex Ley Coll. Lanz 70 (11/1994), lot 81; Tkalec & Rauch (4/1989), lot 105; Leu 22 (5/1979), lot 116; Kastner 4 (11/1973), lot 52.Jan 28, 2016
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Hadrianopolis (AD 193-211) AE 39 - Septimius Severus & Julia Domna113 viewsSeptimius Severus, with Julia Domna, 193-211 AD. AE39 - Medallion (34.15g, 6h). Potitus, magistrate. AV KAI CЄΠ CЄVHPOC ΠЄPT IOVΛIA ΔOMNA CЄBAC, confronted busts of Domna right, draped, and Severus left, radiate, draped, and cuirassed / ЄΠI ΠOTЄITOV IЄP-OMNH[...] CЄBACTH AΔPIAN/OΠO, Helios, holding [whip?] in right hand, globe in left, driving quadriga right; above, Nike flying right, crowning horses. EF, green patina. Rare and impressive.

Struck from dies of charming, if slightly naive, style. It is interesting that Domna is given pride of place on the left hand side of the obverse facing right, rather than facing left as on the majority of medallions featuring confronted busts of emperor and empress.
Jan 28, 2016
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