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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

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Nikaia (AD 177-192) AE 28 - Commodus104 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 Domna101 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?144 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 - Augustus91 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 1289 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 Unpublished type.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 1284 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 III75 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 - Caracalla84 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 - Commodus130 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 Severus148 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 - Maximus122 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 - Domitian98 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 86 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 - Pertinax97 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 Stater202 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 - Gallienus82 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 - Domitian107 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 - Domitian82 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 - Domitian80 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 - Hadrian119 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 Julianus104 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 - Geta103 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 - Nero128 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 - Trajan96 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 Hekte139 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 III87 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 12309 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 II129 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 Pius171 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 - Gallienus122 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 1 147 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 - Vespasian88 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 III88 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 Etruscilla86 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 - Tiberius137 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 Maesa105 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 II82 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 2084 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 26154 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 - Salonina102 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 Aurelius98 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 Maesa88 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.
Jun 28, 2016
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Hierapolis (AD 117-138) Didrachm - Hadrian225 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 Severus107 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 - Tranquillina94 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 I74 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 - Macrinus95 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 Aurelius82 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 I87 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 I88 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 Aurelius89 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 I85 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 - Geta79 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 - Gallienus101 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 II104 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 II95 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 Etruscus86 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.
Jun 26, 2016
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Karallia (AD 235-238) AE 29 - Maximinus I76 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 III103 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 - Commodus93 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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Tralleis (AD 235-238) AE 37 - Maximinus I118 viewsMaximinus I, 235-238 AD. AE37 - Medallion (23.63g, 5h). Aur. Faidreios, magistrate. AYT K Γ IOYL OYH MAXIMЄINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ЄΠI ΓP AYP ΦAIΔPЄIOY A TPAΛΛIANΩN, statue group of diademed Venus standing right wearing stola and palla with arms around Mars, nude but for crested helmet, standing facing, holding shield; cuirass on low column on right field ground line. Dark green patina. Of the highest rarity; the only other known specimen is the one recorded by Imhoof in his collection. aEF.Jun 26, 2016
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Tarsos (AD 193-217) Drachm - Julia Domna127 viewsJulia Domna, 193-217 AD. AR Drachm (3.54g, 21mm, 7h). ΙΟYΛΙΑ ΔΟΜΝΑ CЄΒΑCΤ, draped bust right / ΤΑΡCΟY ΜΗΤΡΟ Α Μ Κ, Nike walking left, holding wreath and palm. Very Rare. Minor flan crack, lightly toned. gVF.Jun 26, 2016
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Attuda (AD 198-217) AE 42 - Caracalla107 viewsCaracalla, 198-211 AD. AE42 (44.81g, 12h). AVT•KAI M AV ANTΩNIN, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right / M OY KAP KΛAVΔIANOC ACIAPX ANЄΘ / ΑΤΤΟVΔЄ ΩΝ, emperor riding right, brandishing spear; two captives below. Minor bronze disease spots. aEF.Jun 26, 2016
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Pessinos (AD 161-180) AE 24 - Marcus Aurelius98 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE24 (11.15g). Α Κ Μ Α ΑΝΤΩΝЄΙΝOС, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΠЄССΙΝΟVΝΤΙΩΝ, Asclepius standing facing, head left, holding serpent-entwined staff. Very rare. gVF.Jun 20, 2016
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Ankyra (AD 198-217) AE 29 - Caracalla103 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE29 (18.48g). A K M A ANTΩNЄINOC AV, laureate head right / MH / TPOΠO / ΛЄΩC / ANKV / PAC, in five lines within wreath. VF.Jun 20, 2016
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Synnada (AD 193-235) AE 2078 viewsLate 2nd-early 3rd century AD. AE20 (4.86g). ZЄVC […], bearded and draped bust of Zeus right / CVΝΝΑΔЄΩΝ, Amaltheia standing right, holding scepter and infant Zeus; to right, goat standing right. Extremely rare with Zeus. gVF.Jun 20, 2016
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Lysias (AD 238-244) AE 2293 viewsTime of Gordian III, 238-244 AD. AE22 (5.66g). BOVΛЄ, veiled and draped bust of Boule right / ΛVCIAΔЄΩN, Dionysus standing left, holding thyrsus and pouring cantharus. VF.Jun 20, 2016
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Laodikeia (AD 161-180) AE 38 - Marcus Aurelius96 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE38 (25.09g). Homonoia issue with Pergamon. ΑΥ ΚΑΙ Μ ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟС, laureate head right / ΛΑΟΔΙΚЄΩΝ ΠЄΡΓΑΜΗΝΩΝ / ΟΜΟΝΟΙΑ, Zeus standing left, holding scepter and eagle; to right, Asclepius standing facing, head left, holding serpent-entwined staff. Edge fault, gVF.Jun 20, 2016
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Laodikeia (AD 198-217) AE 35 - Caracalla103 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE35. Dated CY 88 (211/2 AD). AVT K M AVP ANTΩNЄINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΛAOΔIKЄΩN / NЄOKOPΩN To ΠH, Hexastyle temple, containing veiled figure standing slightly left. Extremely rare. gVF.Jun 20, 2016
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Kidyessos (AD 178-182) AE 23 - Crispina87 viewsCrispina, Augusta, 178-182 AD. AE23 (8.33g). Ses. Severus, asiarch. ΚΡΙСΠЄΙΝΑ СЄΒΑСΤΗ, draped bust right / ЄΠΙ СΗС СЄΒΗΡΟV ΑСΙ ΚΙΔVΗССЄΩ, Cybele seated left on throne, holding patera and resting elbow upon tympanum; lion to left and right of feet. Rare. gVF.Jun 20, 2016
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Bruzos (AD 202-205) AE 22 - Plautilla83 viewsPlautilla, Augusta, 202-205 AD. AE22 (4.22g). ΠΛAYTIΛA CЄBACTH, draped bust right / BPOYZHNΩN, Dionysus standing left, holding sceptre and pouring cantharus. Very rare. gVF.Jun 20, 2016
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Thyateira (AD 178-182) AE 27 - Crispina87 viewsCrispina, Augusta, 178-182 AD. AE27 (13.34g). Eudios II, strategos. ΒΡΟΥΤΙΑ ΚΡΙСΠΙΝΑ, draped bust right / Є СΤΡΑ ЄΥΔΙΟΥ Β ΘΥΑΤΙΡΗΝΩΝ, Athena standing left, holding patera and spear, and resting hand upon shield. gVF.Jun 20, 2016
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Thyateira (AD 98-138) AE 2280 viewsTime of Trajan and Hadrian, 98-138 AD. AE22 (6.99g). ΙЄΡΑ СΥΝΚΛΗΤΟС, draped bust of the Senate right / ΘΥΑΤЄΙΡΗΝΩΝ, Demeter standing left, holding grain ears, poppy and scepter. gVF.Jun 20, 2016
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Tabala (AD 160-192) AE 2093 viewsTime of Marcus Aurelius and Commodus, 160-192 AD. AE20 (6.42g). ΙЄΡΑ СVΝΚΛΗΤOС, draped bust of the Senate right / ΤΑΒΑΛЄΩΝ / ЄΡΜΟС, River god Hermos reclining left, holding reed and cornucopia and resting elbow upon overturned urn from which liquid flows. Ex Vogl coll.; ex Bankhaus Aufhäuser. gVF.Jun 20, 2016
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Mostene (AD 253-268) AE 23 - Gallienus98 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE23 (4.95g). Aurelius Zeuxis Plutiades, magistrate. ΛΙΚΙΝ ΓΑΛΛΙΗΝΟC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ЄΠI CTP AVP CЄVΞIΔOC ΠΛOVTIAΔOV MOCTHN, Gallienus riding horse right, holding bipennis over shoulder; horse being led by Hermes standing facing, head left, holding caduceus; cypress tree to right, small altar below raised foreleg. VF.Jun 20, 2016
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Apollonoshieron (AD 54-68) AE 15 - Nero91 viewsNero, 54-68 AD. AE15 (2.11g). NEPΩN KAIΣAP, laureate head right / AΠOΛΛΩNIEPEITΩN, lyre. Rare. gVF.Jun 20, 2016
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Antiocheia (AD 209-212) AE 21 - Geta91 viewsGeta, 209-212 AD. AE21 (5.56g). P SEPTIMIOƧ GETA, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ANTIOCH FORTVNA COLONIAE, Tyche standing left, holding branch and cornucopia. Ex Vogl coll.; ex Helios 5/1040. gVF.Jun 20, 2016
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Attaleia (AD 139-161) AE 18 - Marcus Aurelius83 viewsMarcus Aurelius, as Caesar, 139-161 AD. AE18 (4.60g). ΑVΡΗΛΟС ΚΑΙ, bare head right / ΑΤΤΑΛЄΩΝ, helmeted and draped bust of Athena left. Rare. VF.Jun 20, 2016
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Samos (AD 244-247) AE 24 - Philip II81 viewsPhilip II, as Caesar, 244-247 AD. AE24 (5.23g). M IOV ΦΙΛIΠΠOC KAICAP, bareheaded, draped and cuirassed bust right / CAMIΩN, Amazon standing left, holding wreath and palm frond. VF.Jun 20, 2016
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Miletos (AD 139-161) AE 16 - Marcus Aurelius102 viewsMarcus Aurelius, as Caesar, 139-161 AD. AE16 (2.89g). ΑΥΡΗΛΙOС ΚΑΙСΑΡ, bare head right / ΜΙΛΗСΙΩΝ, statue of Apollo Didymeus right, with stag and bow. Extremely rare. gVF.Jun 20, 2016
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Magnesia (AD 139-161) AE 18 - Marcus Aurelius101 viewsMarcus Aurelius, as Caesar, 139-161 AD. AE18 (3.97g). Μ ΑΙΛΙ ΑVΡΗ ΒΗΡΟС ΚΑΙC, bare head right / ΛЄVΚΟΦΡVС ΜΑΓΝΗΤΩΝ, facing statue of Artemis Leukophyrene, with supports and being crowned by two Nikai. Extremely rare. gVF.Jun 20, 2016
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Ephesos (AD 193-217) AE 29 - Julia Domna105 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE29 (13.04g). IOVΛIA ΔOMNA CЄB, draped bust right / ЄΦЄCIΩN TPIC NЄΩKOPΩN, Artemis advancing right, holding bow and removing arrow from quiver on back; to right, hound springing right. Very rare. Smoothed.Jun 20, 2016
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Ephesos (AD 147-175) AE 21 - Faustina II79 viewsFaustina II, Augusta, 147-175 AD. AE21 (6.07g). ΦΑVСΤЄIΝΑ СЄΒΑС, draped bust right / ЄΦЄСΙΩΝ Β ΝЄO, Nike advancing left, holding wreath and palm frond. Ex Vogl coll.; ex Bankhaus Aufhäuser (8/1988). gVF.Jun 20, 2016
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Skepsis (AD 222-235) AE 24 - Julia Mamaea101 viewsJulia Mamaea, Augusta, 222-235 AD. AE24 (6.51g). IOVΛIA MAMAIA, draped bust right / CKHΨIΩN, Aphrodite standing facing, head left, holding Nike and sceptre. Extremely rare. VF.Jun 20, 2016
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Alexandreia (AD 251-253) AE 23 - Volusian93 viewsVolusian, 251-253 AD. AE23 (7.11g). IMP C VIBI AFINI OLVSSIANV, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / COL AVGO TROA, male figure standing left, holding palm frond; to right, statue of Apollo Smintheus left on short column, with patera and bow; lighted altar between. Very rare. aEF.Jun 20, 2016
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Alexandreia (AD 198-217) AE 15 - Caracalla102 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE15 (2.65g). MP C M AV ANTONIN, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / COL AVG TRO, tripod. gVF.Jun 20, 2016
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Perperene (AD 117-138) AE 18 - Hadrian99 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE18 (2.98g). ΑΥ ΤΡΑ ΑΔΡΙΑИΟС, laureate and cuirassed bust right / ΠΕΡΠΕΡΗИΙΩИ, Dionysus standing left, holding filleted thyrsus and pouring cantharus; to left, panther left, head right. Extremely rare. VF.Jun 20, 2016
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Parion (AD 253-268) AE 25 - Gallienus88 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE25 (8.44g). IMP C GALLIENVS, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / G H I P, Gallienus standing right, spearing boar to right; tree to outer right. Extremely rare. Smoothed.Jun 20, 2016
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Lampsakos (BC 45) AE 20 - Julius Caesar143 viewsJulius Caesar, ca 45 BC. AE20 (6.49g). Q. Lucretius and L. Pontius, duoviri, and M. Turius, legatus. C G - I L, laureate head right; countermark: cornucopia between C – G / Q LVCRETIO / L PONTIO / IIVIR / M TVRIO LEG, priest plowing right with two oxen. VF.Jun 20, 2016
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Kyzikos (AD 128-137) AE 18 - Sabina142 viewsSabina, Augusta, 128-136/7 AD. AE18 (4.42g). CABINA CЄBACTH, draped bust right/ K - Y / Z – I, male figure standing left, holding sceptre. Extremely rare. gVF.1 commentsJun 20, 2016
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Nikomedeia (AD 198-209) AE 26 - Geta98 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 198-209 AD. AE26 (2.67g). Λ CЄΠTIMI ΓЄTAC KA, bareheaded, draped and cuirassed bust right / N - ЄI / K - OM / HΔЄΩN / ΔIC, NЄΩK / OPΩN in two legends on altar. Extremely rare. VF.Jun 20, 2016
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Nikaia (AD 198-217) AE 25 - Caracalla69 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE25 (7.12g). ANTΩNINOC AVΓOVCTOC, laureate head left / NIKAIEΩN, Demeter standing left, holding sceptre (or torch), grain ears and poppy. VF.Jun 20, 2016
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Nikaia (AD 138-161) AE 18 - Antoninus Pius86 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE18 (3.97g). ΑVΤ ΚΑΙ ΑΝΤΩNΙΝOC, laureate head right / ΝΕΙΚΑΙΕΩΝ, Harpocrates standing left, holding cornucopia and raising finger to lips. Rare. VF.Jun 20, 2016
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Kaisareia (AD 166-177) Tridrachm - Commodus94 viewsCommodus, 166-177 AD. AR Tridrachm (8.24g). KOMMOΔω KAIC CЄB VIω, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΓЄPMAN CAPMAT, eagle standing facing on branch, head and tail left, wings spread. Ex Vogl coll.; ex Bankhaus Aufhäuser Auction 6, lot 405 (6/1989). VF.Jun 18, 2016
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Syedra (AD 161-180) AE 24 - Marcus Aurelius72 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE24 (7.83g). ΑVΤ ΜΑΡ ΑVΡΗΛ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟС, laureate head right / СVЄΔΡЄΩΝ, Athena standing left, holding crowning Nike and spear. Very rare. VF.Jun 18, 2016
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Flaviopolis (AD 138-161) AE 16 - Antoninus Pius83 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE16 (4.87g). Dated CY 80 (152/3 AD). [...] KAI TI AIΛ [...], laureate head right / ΦΛAVIOΠOΛЄITΩN / Π, Dionysus standing left, holding filleted thyrsus and pouring cantharus; to left, panther standing left, head right. Rare. VF.Jun 18, 2016
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Etenna (AD 249-251) AE 23 - Herennia Etruscilla75 viewsHerennia Etruscilla, Augusta, 249-251 AD. AE23 (7.26g). ЄΡЄΝΝΙΑ ΑΙΤΡΟVСΚΙΛΛΑ СЄ, draped bust right, wearing stephane / ЄTЄΝΝЄΩΝ, Apollo standing left, holding branch and resting hand upon serpent-entwined tripod. Very rare. VF.Jun 18, 2016
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Side (AD 41-54) AE 17 - Claudius97 viewsClaudius, 41-54 AD. AE17 (5.02g). KΛΑΥΔΙΟC ΚΑΙCΑΡ, laureate head right / ΣIΔHTΩN, Athena advancing left, holding shield and spear. Ex Vogl coll. VF.Jun 18, 2016
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Aspendos (AD 256-258) AE 30 - Valerian II81 viewsValerian II, Caesar, 256-258 AD. AE30 - 11 Assaria (14.58g). ΠOV ΛIK KOP OVAΛЄPIANON KAI CЄB, bareheaded, draped and cuirassed bust right; below, eagle standing right, with wings spread / ACΠЄNΔIΩN, Hephaestus, wearing cap, seated right on base, holding hammer and resting arm on shield set upon knee; lighted altar to right. Extremely rare. gVF.Jun 18, 2016
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Aspendos (AD 222-235) AE 26 - Severus Alexander86 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE26 (8.81g). [...], laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ACΠЄNΔIΩN, Apollo standing left, holding branch and resting hand upon lyre set upon serpent-entwined column to right. Extremely rare. VF.Jun 18, 2016
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