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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

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Nikaia (AD 222-235) AE 20 - Severus Alexander19 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE20 (4.20g, 7h). M AVP CEVH AΛEΞANΔPOC AVΓ, laureate head right / NIKA-IEΩN, five grain ears bundled together. Near VF, green patina, some minor roughness and areas of fill. Extremely rare.Jan 26, 2016
Kalchedon (AD 128-137) AE 19 - Sabina44 viewsSabina, Augusta, 128-136/7 AD. AE19 (3.82g, 1h). Diademed and draped bust right / Tripod; bow to left, branch to right. VF, green patina, some smoothing. Very rare.Jan 26, 2016
Ankyra (AD 253-268) AE 28 - Gallienus27 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE28 (11.95g, 7h). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Magna Mater (Cybele) seated left on throne, holding patera and resting elbow upon tympanum; lion to left and right. Near VF, stripped tan surfaces, some roughness.Jan 26, 2016
Ankyra (AD 253-260) AE 25 - Valerian I22 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE25 (9.28g, 10h). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Minerva standing right, holding spear and resting hand upon shield. Near VF, green patina, some light cleaning marks. Extremely rare.Jan 26, 2016
Timbriada (AD 117-138) AE 16 - Hadrian22 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE16 (3.06g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Mên standing left, holding pine cone and scepter. Good VF, dark green patina. Very rare.Jan 26, 2016
Amorion (AD 138-161) AE 2136 viewsTime of Antoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE21 (5.54g, 6h). Sertor. Antonios, magistrate. Struck circa 144-161 AD. Draped bust of Serapis left, wearing calathus / Isis standing left, holding sistrum and situla. Near VF, green patina.Jan 26, 2016
Tripolis (AD 138-161) AE 2540 viewsTime of Antoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE25 (7.13g, 6h). Draped bust of Roma right / Dionysus standing left, holding scepter and pouring cantharus. Good VF, hard green patina, some adjustment marks.Jan 26, 2016
Ephesos (BC 40-36) AE 12 - Octavia41 viewsOctavia, 40-36 BC. AE12 (1.45g, 12h). Glaucon, archiereus grammateus. Draped bust right / Bee. VF, green patina, some adjustment marks. Morgan Fitts Coll. Ex Patrick Villemur Coll;. CNG 78 (5/2008), lot 1295; Aufhäuser 11 (3/1995), lot 185.Jan 26, 2016
Nikomedeia (AD 198-217) AE 27 - Caracalla22 viewsCaracalla. 198-217 AD. AE27 (10.94g, 12h). ANTΩNЄINOC AVΓOVCTOC, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / NIKO(MH)ΔЄΩN ΔIC NЄΩKOPΩN, Ceres standing right, holding torch and grain ears. Good VF, green patina, some fill on the reverse. Very rare, and an apparently unpublished type with this obverse and reverse combination.Jan 26, 2016
Hypaipa (AD 177-192) AE 35 - Commodus47 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE35 (24.03g, 12h). Apollonius Menecratous, first strategos for the second time. Struck 178-180 AD. Laureate and cuirassed bust right; countermark: Artemis Anaïtis within oval incuse / Fortuna standing right, holding scepter, and Apollo seated left on base, resting hand upon lyre to right; statue of Artemis Anaïtis supported between them. Good Fine, green surfaces, applied earthen deposits.Jan 26, 2016
Alexandreia (AD 251- 253) AE 23 - Trebonianus Gallus67 viewsTrebonianus Gallus. 251-253 AD. AE23 - As (6.77g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / She-wolf standing right, head left, suckling the twins Romulus and Remus. Good VF, glossy dark brown patina.Jan 26, 2016
Alexandreia (AD 222-235) AE 23 - Severus Alexander62 viewsSeverus Alexander. 222-235 AD. AE23 (7.37 g, 7h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Horse grazing right. VF, dark green-brown patina.Jan 26, 2016
Alexandreia (AD 222-235) AE 24 - Severus Alexander54 viewsSeverus Alexander. 222-235 AD. AE24 - As (8.16g, 7h). Laureate head right / Horse grazing right. VF, dark green-brown patina.Jan 26, 2016
Smyrna (AD 54-68) AE 18 - Nero48 viewsNero, 54-68 AD. AE18 (4.40g, 5h). Aulos Gessios Philopatris, magistrate. Struck ca 54-59 AD. Bare head right / Zeus seated left, holding scepter. VF, dark green patina, some earthen deposits.Jan 26, 2016
Sagalassos (AD 117-138) AE 28 - Hadrian40 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE28 (11.00g). Laureate and draped bust right / CAΓA-ΛACCEΩN, Zeus seated left, holding Nike and sceptre, eagle at feet before. VF, dark green, almost black, patina, some minor roughness and light adjustment marks. Drewry Coll.1 commentsJan 26, 2016
Knidos (BC 404-394) Tridrachm130 viewsca 404-394 BC. AR Tridrachm (11.06g). The infant Herakles, naked, kneeling to right on ground line, strangling a serpent in each hand, Σ-Y-N. / Head of Aphrodite facing to right, her hair rolled, a prow before, KNI-Δ-IΩ-N, all within an incuse square. Some light pitting, good very fine. Purchased privately in 1987 US$ 8,250.Jan 25, 2016
Ephesos (BC 404-394) Tridrachm115 viewsca 404-394 BC. AR Tridrachm (11.20g). The infant Herakles, naked, kneeling to right on ground line, strangling a serpent in each hand, Σ-Y-N / Bee with curved wings, E-Φ / Π-E. Very fine and very rare. From the Hecatomnus Hoard; ex Frank Sternberg, Auction XIII, Zurich (11/1983), lot 175; purchased from B.A. Seaby Ltd., London (4/1984) US$ 8,000.Jan 25, 2016
Kyzikos (BC 404-394) Tridrachm223 viewsca 404-394 BC. AR Tridrachm (11.41g, 21mm, 6h). Herakliskos Drakonopnigon: the Infant Herakles crouching right, strangling a serpent coiled around each arm; Σ-Y-[N] around / Head of lion left; below, tunny left; KY-ZI around; all within shallow incuse circle. Near EF, old collection tone, slightly off center, some marks on the reverse. Extremely rare, only BM example known for this symmachy issue at Kyzikos. MPM coll., acquired in 1928.

The British Museum acquired the only known example of this type from a dealer in Rhodes in 1927 (cf. N. Hardwick in QT XXV [1996]), as part of a group of four coins that had been found together. As the present coin was acquired by the consignor’s grandfather in 1928, it is possible that it was part of the same find that contained the BM coin. A comparison of color photographs of the two coins reveals a similar surface appearance that is consistent with coins from a common hoard.
Jan 22, 2016
Kyzikos (BC 600-550) Stater99 viewsca 600-550 BC. AR Stater (14.69g, 19mm). Head of tunny left; tail of tunny fish above / Rough incuse square. ANS collection - bequest of E.T. Newell.Jan 22, 2016
Kyzikos (BC 600-550) EL 1/6 Stater74 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL Hekte - 1/6 Stater (2.67g, 10mm). Head of tunny left, holding in its mouth a small tunny upward / Quadripartite incuse square. Very fine, very rare. Unpublished as a hekte.Jan 21, 2016
Larisa (BC 400-300) Obol64 viewsca early 4th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.5g, 8mm). Head of nymph right / ΛΑΡΙΣΑΙ, amphora, within incuse square.Jan 21, 2016
Kyzikos (BC 600-550) EL Stater146 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL Stater (16.08g, 19mm). Tunny fish left above tunny fish right / Quadripartite incuse square. VF. Extremely Rare.Jan 21, 2016
Prokonnesos (BC 400-350) Obol34 viewsca 400-350 BC. AR Obol (0.51g, 8mm). Head of Aphrodite left, hair in sphendone / Π to left of oinochoe, (circled by wreath?).Jan 21, 2016
Gergis (BC 450-400) Tetartemorion81 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (0.2g, 7mm). Wreathed head of Sibyl Herophile facing slightly right / Grain of corn, ΓΕΡ below, within shallow incuse.Jan 20, 2016
Phaselis (BC 27-AD 14) AE 17 - Augustus71 viewsAugustus (?), 27 BC-14 AD. AE17 (3.25g). Laureate bust right, A behind / ΦA-CH, Athena advancing right, brandishing spear and shield. Possibly unpublished. VF.

Phaselis was a port-city located in Lycia and the only strictly Greek city in the entire province. It was founded by the Rhodians in 690 BC during a period of expansion. This coin embodies the turn of Phaselis from a Greek city into a Roman colony. It bears the portrait of an early emperor (perhaps Augustus due to the style and presence of "A" behind the bust), but also similar reverse to earlier Grecian bronzes. The city ethnic is more complete here, reading "ΦA-CH" rather than "ΦA" on the Grecian types. This coin seems unpublished, and there are no records of a similar specimen. Provincials of Phaselis are so rare that very few publications delve into them at all.
Jan 12, 2016
Nikomedeia (AD 81-96) AE 24 - Domitian35 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE24 (7.29g, 6h). AYT ΔOMITIANΩΣ KAICAP ΣEB ΓEP, laureate head right / H MHTPOΠOLIΣ KAI ΠΡΟTH BIΘYNI, figure standing right (Astakos?), foot on prow, head turned backwards and holding out hand to left and scepter to right. nVF, rare (only three in RPC). Tricarico coll.Jan 08, 2016
Mytilene (BC 521-478) EL Hekte - B-117 viewsca 521-478 BC. EL Hekte (2.54g, 9mm). Forepart of bull running right / Incuse head of roaring lion right, incuse punches behind. VF. Carr coll.

This emission is previously unknown. The combination of forepart of bull with incuse head of roaring lion are noted by Bodenstedt as M1, M2, M4 and M5. This coin has the obverse and reverse figures facing right - unknown to Bodenstedt and unpublished in other standard references. Currently there are no die matches for either obverse or reverse.
Jan 04, 2016
Antiocheia (AD 76) AE 23 - Domitian52 viewsDomitian, as Caesar under Vespasian. 76 AD. AE23 (6.53g, 12h). DOMITIANO CAESARI AVGVSTI F COS III, laureate head right / ANT COL (crescent above ANT), founder plowing right with yoke of oxen. VF, dark brown, extremely rare. Tricarico Coll.Jan 04, 2016
Tlos (BC 400-380) Obol59 viewsca 400-380 BC. AR Obol (10mm, 0.58g). Helmeted head of Athena left / Two panthers seated facing one another, heads facing, each raising forepaw. VF. Very rare.Dec 28, 2015
Karia Uncertain (BC 300-100) AE 972 views3rd-2nd centuries BC. AE9 (0.86g). Head of Helios(?) facing slightly right / Dolphin leaping right, T below. VF. Very rare.Dec 28, 2015
Uncertain (BC 440-390) Star - Tetartemorion29 viewsMid to Late 5th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (5mm, 0.17g). Forepart of Pegasos right / Stellate pattern within incuse square. Near VF, some porosity. Rare.Dec 28, 2015
Uncertain (BC 440-390) Star - Tetartemorion34 viewsMid-late 5th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (6mm, 0.15g). Forepart of Pegasos left / Stellate pattern within incuse square. VF. Very rare.Dec 28, 2015
Methymna (BC 450-400) Triobol90 viewsca 450-406 BC. AR Triobol / Hemidrachm (11mm, 1.54g). Helmeted head of Athena left / M-A, head of lion or panther facing within dotted incuse square. VF.Dec 28, 2015
Dardanos (BC 420-380) Tetartemorion52 views5th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (7mm, 0.13g). Forepart of horse left / Cock standing left within incuse square. aVF. Very rare.Dec 28, 2015
Abydos (BC 175-70) Hemidrachm79 viewsca 160 BC. AR Hemidrachm (14mm, 1.88g). Diademed and draped bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver over shoulder / A-BY, eagle standing right; in right field, symbol (wreath?); between talons, monogram; all within wreath. VF.Dec 28, 2015
Pitane (BC 400-350) Obol138 views400-350 BC. AR Obol (8mm, 0.49g). Female head right / ΠΙΤΑΝA, head of ram right within incuse square. aVF. Very rare.Dec 28, 2015
Miletopolis (BC 3rd-2nd cent) AE 2041 views3rd-2nd century BC. AE20 (6.55g). Facing head of Athena / Owl standing left, head facing, ΜΙΛ-ΗΤΟ. VF.Dec 28, 2015
Miletopolis (BC 2nd-1st cent) AE 1967 viewsca 2nd-1st century BC. AE19 (5.21g). Head of Athena right, wearing Attic helmet / Double-bodied owl facing, ΜΙΛΗΤΟ around. VF.Dec 28, 2015
Gambrion (BC 400-350) AE 877 viewsca 400 BC. AE8 (0.76g). Laureate head of Apollo left / ΓAM, facing gorgoneion. VF.Dec 28, 2015
Isinda (BC 36-25) AE 1540 viewsEra of Amyntas?, 36-25 BC. AE15 (3.61g). Head of Artemis right, quiver over shoulder / ΙΣΙΝ, Macedonian helmet right; A to right. VF.Dec 28, 2015
Uncertain (BC 490-440) Hemiobol22 viewsIdyma(?), 5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (7mm, 0.27g). Horned head of river god facing slightly right / Quadripartite incuse square. VF.Dec 28, 2015
Uncertain (BC 460-400) shrimp - Hemiobol23 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (7mm, 0.16g). Head of calf (or boar) right / Shrimp right within incuse square. VF.Dec 27, 2015
Uncertain (BC 460-400) owl - Tetartemorion18 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (6mm, 0.18g). Head of Apollo left / Owl standing left, head facing. aVF. Very rare.Dec 27, 2015
Uncertain (BC 450-400) Dynast 1 - Hemiobol40 viewsca 480-450 BC. AR Hemiobol (7mm, 0.39g). Head of lion right and monogram? / Monogram within dotted incuse square. gVF. Very rare.Dec 27, 2015
Uncertain (BC 440-390) Wheel - Obol32 viewsca 500-450 BC. AR Hemiobol (0.45g, 6mm). Eagle in flight / Wheel within incuse circle. gVF.Dec 27, 2015
Uncertain (BC 450-400) turtle 2 - Obol35 views5th century BC. AR Obol (0.61g, 8mm). Tortoise / Astragalos within incuse square. VF.Dec 27, 2015
Aspendos (BC 480) Hemiobol59 viewsca 480 BC. AR Hemiobol (7mm, 0.48g). Triskeles, pellets in fields / Quadripartite incuse square. Rare. aVF.Dec 27, 2015
Kyzikos (AD 177-184) AE 3273 viewsImperial Times, ca 177-184 AD. AE32 (19.26g). KOPH CΩTЄIPA, wreathed and draped bust of Kore Soteira right / KΥZIKHNΩN NЄΩKOΡΩN, Asklepios standing facing, head left, leaning on serpent-entwined staff. Pierced, otherwise aVF, dark green patina. Ex Kyz Art coll.1 commentsDec 27, 2015
Kyzikos (BC 300-200) AE 1269 viewsca 300-180 BC. AE12 (2.04g). Head of Athena right in crested attic helmet / KYZI, tripod, thyrsos? to right. Green patina, VF. Very rare. Ex Kyz Art coll.Dec 26, 2015
Saitta (AD 139-161) AE 33 - Marcus Aurelius36 viewsMarcus Aurelius, as Caesar, 139-161 AD. AE33 (23.56g). M AΥΡHΛIOC - OΥHΡOC KAICAΡ, draped bust right / ЄΠI ΦΛHΡKΛANOΥ - A - CAITTHNΩN, Mên standing left, holding pine cone and scepter. Rare. Dark green patina, VF.Dec 23, 2015
Laodikeia (AD 79-81) AE 24 - Titus64 viewsTitus, 79-81 AD. AE24 (10.45g 12h). Magistrate Gaios Ioulios Kotys. TITOC KAICAP, laureate head right / ΓAIOC IOYLIOC KOTYC ΛAOΔIKEΩN, laurel wreath. VF. Dark green patina. Rare. Tricarico coll.
Dec 16, 2015
Ankyra (AD 253-268) AE 24 - Gallienus58 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE24 (7.18g). ΠO ΛI EΓ ΓAΛΛIHNOC CE, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / METPO B N ANKVPAC, Hermes with purse and kerykeion. gVF.Dec 15, 2015
Dokimeion (AD 200-270) AE 2138 views3rd century AD. AE21 (5.60g). ΔHMOC, head of Demos right / ΔO KI MEΩN, three graces. Rare. VF.Dec 15, 2015
Magnesia ad Sipylos (AD 81-96) AE26 - Domitian77 viewsDomitian, 82-96 AD. AE26 (15.78g, 12h). ΔOMITIANOC KAICAP CEBACTOC ΓEPMAN, Lureate head right / MAΓNHTΩN AΠO (CIΠY),River-god Sipylus reclining left on overturned urn, holding reed and cornucopia. VF, dark green patina. Extremely rare, unpublished. Tricarico coll.Nov 13, 2015
Ephesos (AD 238-244) AE 22 - Gordian III87 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE22.2 (5.84g). ΑYΤ Κ Μ ΑΝΤ ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟ, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / ΕΦΕCΙΩΝ ΑΛ-Ε-ΞΑΝ-ΔΡΕΩΝ, Apis bull right, wearing crown of Isis. VF.Oct 15, 2015
Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B-233 viewsca 378-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.52g, 10mm). Female head (Leda?) right, hair rolled behind / Head of Nike right, hair bound with a taenia, [N]-I/K-A, all within linear square. VF. Carr coll. Ex Münzen and Medaillen Deutschland, Auc. 22 (2008), lot 928 (Schulte coll.); ex Karl coll.; ex Münzen and Medaillen Deutschland, Auc. 9 (2001), lot 254.

Only 3 examples known of this type. Obverse of all examples is die match with Bodenstedt 82 that he described as head of Leda. The obverse die for Bodenstedt 82 has a reverse of a swan and is only known by 2 specimens. The reverse of this coin is Nike. The inscription is not complete on any of the 3 examples known, but it is clear that the letters are N-I/K-A. Silvia Hurter, in her article on this specific example, notes that the inscription makes it clear that the reverse is Nike and it can be inferred that this coin was struck to commemorate a victory, but which is uncertain (see Die Nike von Mytilene: Eine anonyme Siegespragung, SM 202, June 2001, pp. 21-22).
Oct 06, 2015
Mytilene (BC 477-455) EL Hekte - B53.2315 viewsca 370 BC EL Hekte (2.57g, 10mm, 6h). Facing gorgoneion / Incuse head of lynx facing. EF

2 known to Bodenstedt, this appears to be the 4th additional example offered at auction.
Oct 02, 2015
Mytilene (BC 412-378) EL Hekte – B? 222 viewsca 412-378 BC. EL Hekte (2.58g, 10mm, 4h). Head of Ares right, wearing crested helmet decorated with forepart of griffin / Calf's head to right within incuse square. EF. Carr coll.

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

This is an important coin, as it raises questions as to whether it is a completely new emission or a hybrid. If it is a combination of two existing dies used in other emissions, those dies are at least 20 years apart in the Bodenstedt order. The condition of the coins in the aforementioned example of a die link with Bodenstedt 66, suggests they are a contemporary issue.
Oct 02, 2015
Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B86414 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.55g, 11mm, 6h). Helmeted head of Athena facing slightly right, single-pendant earring, and pearl necklace / Head of Hermes right, chlamys around shoulders and petasos behind neck, within linear frame. gEF.

41 examples known to Bodenstedt. Additionally, there appear to be the 58 additional examples that have come to auction – this being the 58th.
Oct 01, 2015
Mytilene (BC 412-378) EL Hekte - B64/65168 viewsca 412-378 BC. EL Hekte (2.55g, 11mm, 12h). Laureate head of Apollo facing 3/4 slightly right / Head of an Amazon in Thracian leather helmet with cheek guards to right, hair in sakkos. gEF.

The reverse appears to be that of Bodenstedt 65ß. Thus this example could be a hybrid B64/65. On the other hand, this could be an example of a die break which links the reverses of B64 and B65. See Coin ID #11245 for similar emission.
Oct 01, 2015
Mytilene (BC 454-427) EL Hekte - B59174 viewsca 454-427 BC. EL Hekte (2.56g, 11mm, 1h). Laureate head of Apollo right / Goat head to right within square linear frame. EF.

8 known to Bodenstedt, this appears to be the 9th additional offered at auction.
Oct 01, 2015
Mytilene (BC 454-427) EL Hekte - B58156 viewsca 454-427 BC. EL Hekte (2.56g, 11mm, 11h). Laureate head of Apollo to right / Rock partridge walking to right, linear frame around; all within incuse square. EF.

5 known to Bodenstedt, this appears to be the 3rd additional offered at auction.
Oct 01, 2015
Mytilene (BC 454-427) EL Hekte - B56112 viewsca 454-427 BC. EL Hekte (2.51g, 11mm, 3h). Laureate head of Apollo right / Head of calf to right within incuse square. gEF.

24 known to Bodenstedt, this appears to be the 25th additional offered at auction. See Coin ID #11681 for further details.
Oct 01, 2015
Mytilene (BC 454-427) EL Hekte - B55255 viewsca 454-427 BC. EL Hekte (2.53g, 11mm, 1h). Head of Athena wearing crested Corinthian helmet to right / Two confronted female heads, their faces overlapping; all within incuse square. EF.

8 known to Bodenstedt, this appears to be the 7th additional offered at auction. See Coin ID #11681 for further details.
Oct 01, 2015
Mytilene (BC 454-427) EL Hekte - B49132 viewsca 454-427 BC. EL Hekte (2.53g, 11mm, 8h). Head of Persephone right, hair in bunch behind / Head of roaring lion to right within incuse square. EF.

11 known to Bodenstedt, this appears to be the 9th additional offered at auction.
Oct 01, 2015
Mytilene (BC 454-427) EL Hekte - B48105 viewsca 454-427 BC. EL Hekte (2.59g, 11mm, 5h). Young female head to right, hair tied up with ribbon / Facing head of wolf (or lion) within incuse square. EF.

3 known to Bodenstedt, this appears to be the 4th additional offered at auction.
Oct 01, 2015
Mytilene (BC 454-427) EL Hekte - B43154 viewsca 454-427 BC. EL Hekte (2.56g, 11mm, 4h). Bearded head of Priapos right, wearing tainia / Head of female (nymph Chione or Dione?) right, hair in sphendone, within shallow incuse square. EF.

5 known to Bodenstedt, this appears to be the 8th additional offered at auction.
Oct 01, 2015
Mytilene (BC 454-427) EL Hekte - B41167 viewsca 454-427 BC. EL Hekte (2.53g, 11mm, 1h). Forepart of boar right / Head of lion right within linear square. EF.

32 known to Bodenstedt, this appears to be the 56th additional offered at auction.
Oct 01, 2015
Mytilene (BC 521-478) EL Hekte - B20114 viewsca 521-478 BC. EL Hekte (2.53g, 11mm, 6h). Forepart of a bridled horse right, ΛΕ below / Incuse head of roaring lion right; rectangular punch behind.

3 known to Bodenstedt, this appears to be the 4th additional offered at auction.
Oct 01, 2015
Mytilene (BC 521-478) EL Hekte - B19.2188 viewsca 521-478 BC. EL Hekte (2.52g, 10mm, 6h). Facing gorgoneion with protruding tongue / Incuse head of Herakles left, wearing lion skin headdress; small incuse square behind, incuse club below.

2 known to Bodenstedt, this appears to be the 1st offered at auction.
Oct 01, 2015
Mytilene (BC 412-378) EL Hekte - B66168 viewsca 412-378 BC. EL Hekte (2.53g, 10mm, 7h). Head of Ares right, wearing crested helmet decorated with forepart of griffin / Facing Corinthian helmet, linear frame around; all within incuse square. EF.

Bodenstedt notes 2 examples of this coin, this appears to be the 1st additional example to come auction.
Oct 01, 2015
Alexandreia (AD 69-79) AE 18 - Vespasianus115 viewsVespasianus, 69-79 AD. AE18 (3.15g 6h). IMP VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head right / VICTORIA AVG / D D (across field), Victory standing right, with wreath and palm. VF, rare. Tricarico coll.Sep 16, 2015
Miletopolis (AD 117-138) AE 20 - Hadrian63 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE20 (5.81g). ΑΥΤΟ ΤΡΑΙΑ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟ, laureate, bust right, baldric (sword) strap around neck and across chest, loop on shoulder, seen from front / ΜЄΙΛΗΤΟΠΟΛЄΙΤΩΝ, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Athena, right. Dark brown patina, VF.Sep 11, 2015
Mopsos (AD 244-249) AE 20 - Otacilia Severa63 viewsOtacilia Severa, Augusta, 244-249 AD. AE20 (7.53g). CY 311 (244 AD). ωTA CЄ-VHPA C, draped bust right / AΔP MOΨЄA-T...AIT, Asclepius standing facing, head turned left, leaning on staff entwined with a serpent. Nice VF, dark green patina.Sep 09, 2015
Pergamon (BC 335-330) Stater513 viewsMid-late 330s BC. AV Stater (8.60g, 17mm, 1h). Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Archaistic Palladion: statue of Pallas Athena standing facing, holding spear aloft in right hand, preparing to strike, on left arm, a shield adorned with a four-point star and fillet hanging below; to lower left, a crested Corinthian helmet right; all within concave circular incuse. Superb EF, fully lustrous.Sep 06, 2015
Ephesos (BC 625-600) EL Stater1296 viewsPhanes, ca 620-600 BC. EL Stater (14.10g). ΦANOΣ EMI ΣEIMA (retrograde), spotted stag grazing right / three square incuse punch marks, each textured with pattern of short raised lines. Extremely rare. EF. Ex Rosen coll., New York.Sep 06, 2015
Smyrna (AD 200-270) AE 15109 views3rd century AD. AE15 (1.77g). CT PA, draped bust of Serapis right, wearing polos / CMYPNAI ΩN, prow right; below, dolphin left. gVF.Sep 01, 2015
Parion (AD 69-79) AE 22 - Vespasian152 viewsVespasian, 69-79 AD. AE22 (6.21g). VESPASIANVS CAESAR, laureate head right / Capricorn right, head turned back left, cornucopia on its back, AVGVSTVS below. Very rare. Slightly uneven strike, gVF.

Augustus' sun sign was Libra. We don't know why he selected the Capricorn as his emblem. Perhaps Capricorn was either his rising sign or his Moon sign. Popular astrology (of the newspaper kind) is sun sign astrology. The ancients tended to attach more importance to the Moon sign and rising signs. Perhaps Augustus selected the Capricorn because it is associated with stern moral authority.
Sep 01, 2015
Apameia (BC 100-48) AE 22205 viewsca 133-48 BC. AE22 (8.72g, 1h). Andronikos, son of Alkios, magistrate. Helmeted bust of Athena right, wearing aegis / Eagle landing right on maeander pattern; star above, caps of the Dioskouroi flanking, ANΔPONIK[OΣ]/[AΛKIOY] in two lines below. VF, dark green patina.Aug 29, 2015
Autokane (BC 400-300) Hemiobol178 views4th-3rd century BC. AR Hemiobol (7-8mm; 0.37g). Bearded head of Zeus left / AVTOKANAΩN, rosette (?). VF. Extremely rare, if not unpublished. Ex Gorny & Mosch 229 (2015), 1323.Aug 27, 2015
Zephyrion (AD 117-138) AE 27 - Hadrian & Sabina74 viewsHadrian and Sabina, 117-138 AD. AE27 (10.60g). AΔPIANOC CEBACTOC AΔPIANOΠOΛEITωN, bare head right / CABINA CEBACTH ZΕΦΥΡΙωΤωΝ, draped bust right, a triple tiara above the brow (wearing Stephane).Aug 27, 2015
Phaselis (BC 120-80) Drachm94 viewsLycian League, ca 125-100 BC. AR Drachm (2.57g, 15mm). Laureate head of Apollo right / ΛYKIΩN Φ - A, kithara, crown of Isis to left; all within shallow incuse square. VF.Aug 25, 2015
Nikaia (AD 253-260) AE 28 - Valerian I & Gallienus52 viewsValerian I and Gallienus, 253-260 AD. AE28 (12.72g). AVTO OVAΛEPIANOC ΓAΛΛIHNOC CEBB, confronted and radiate busts / TON OIKI Σ THN NIKAIEIΣ, naked Herakles Oikistes standing right, holding club; to left, head of bull. Very rare. Dark green patina with minor defects, reverse slightly corroded.Aug 22, 2015
Kaisareia (AD 100/101) AE 17 148 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD. AE17 (1.70g). RY 3 (100/101 AD). Turreted bust of Tyche right / Pyramid or baitylos; in field, date ET - Γ. Rare. Nice green patina.Aug 22, 2015
Mostene (AD 100-200) AE 2151 views2nd century AD. AE21 (4.18g). ΛY ΔΩN turreted bust of Tyche right / MOC TH NΩN, Tyche standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. Very rare. Green patina.Aug 22, 2015
Termessos (AD 100-200) AE 1462 views2nd century AD. AE14 (2.54g). Bust of Selene right, on crescent / TЄP, Nike standing left, holding wreath and palm. Extremely rare. gVF.Aug 20, 2015
Seleukeia Sidera (AD 241-244) AE 24 - Tranquillina76 viewsTranquillina, Augusta, 241-244 AD. AE24.4 (9.08g, 6h). CABINIA TRANKYΛΛINA CЄ, draped bust right / KΛAVΔIOCЄΛЄVKЄON, distyle temple facade, fire-altar in centre, dot in peditment, to right altar. Rare. gVF.Aug 20, 2015
Apameia (AD 14-37) AE 18 - Tiberius67 viewsTiberius, 14-37 AD. AE18 (6.1g). Magistrate Gaius Julius Kallikles. TIBEPIOΣ KAIΣAP, bare head right / ΓAIOΣ IOYΛIOΣ KAΛΛIKΛHΣ AΠΑΜΕΩΝ, Zeus standing left, with scepter and thunderbolt. VF.Aug 19, 2015
Ephesos (AD 117-138) AE 18 - Hadrian96 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE18 (3.89g). ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC KAICAP, laureate head right / ЄΦЄ / CΙΩΝ, Artemis holding torch, in biga of galloping stags. Pierced, otherwise VF.Aug 18, 2015
Miletos (AD 117-138) AE 15 - Hadrian62 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE15 (2.75g). Rufus, magistrate. AΔPIANOC KAICAP, laureate head right / ЄΠI POVΦOV MIΛHCIΩN, lion standing left, head right. VF.Aug 18, 2015
Kyzikos (BC 200-100) AE 2899 views2nd-1st century BC. AE28 (12.60g). Wreathed head of Kore Soteira right, within dotted circle / Tripod, ΚΥZΙ-ΚΗΝΩΝ on either side, monogram to left, long torch below. gVF. Aug 18, 2015
Magnesia (BC 190) AE 1872 viewsAfter 190 BC. AE18 (6.77g). Eukles and Kratinos, magistrates. Laureate head of Artemis right, with bow and quiver over shoulder / MAΓNHTΩN - EYKΛHΣ KΡATINOΣ, Nike advancing right, holding wreath and palm frond. gVF.Aug 15, 2015
Uncertain Satrap (BC 4th cent) - owl114 views4th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (0.15g, 5mm). Persian king in kneeling running stance right, holding dagger and bow, quiver over shoulder / Owl standing right, head facing; all within incuse square. VF.Aug 14, 2015
Lykia Uncertain (BC 400-300) Diobol59 views5th century BC. AR Obol (1.00g, 13mm). Uncertain design / Eagle standing facing, head left, with wings spread; diskeles to left. VF. Apparently unpublished.Aug 14, 2015
Lykia Uncertain (BC 470-420) Triobol?97 viewsEarly 5th century BC. AR Diobol (2.19g, 14mm). Eagle flying right / RKELL in Lycian, triskeles within beaded square; all within incuse square. VF. Apparently unpublished.Aug 14, 2015
Kranaos (BC 300-280) AE 1043 viewsca 300-280 BC. AE10 (1.00g). Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right / KPAN, grape bunch; below, shrimp right. VF.Aug 14, 2015
Hydisos (BC 200-100) AE 1767 viewsca 200-100 BC. AE17 (3.79g). Helmeted head of Ares right / YΔIΣEΩN, Pegasos prancing right, kerykeion below. gVF.
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Amyzon (BC 200-0) AE 1154 viewsca 2nd-1st century BC. AE11 (1.11g). Female head right / AMYZO, forepart of stag right. VF. Apparently unpublished.Aug 14, 2015
Amyzon (BC 200-0) AE 1066 viewsca 2nd-1st century BC. AE10 (1.15g). Head of Artemis right with bow and quiver over shoulder / AMYZONEΩΝ, forepart of stag right, monogram below. VF. Apparently unpublished.Aug 14, 2015
Amyzon (BC 200-0) AE 1375 viewsca 2nd-1st century BC. AE13 (2.22g). Head of Artemis right with bow and quiver over shoulder / AMYZNEΩΝ - AΠΟΛΛωΝΙΟΝ, Herm left. VF. Apparently unpublished.Aug 14, 2015
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