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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

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Aigeai (AD 217-218) AE 30 - Macrinus353 viewsMacrinus, 217-218 AD. AE30 (18.29g, 6h). Dated CY 264 (217/8 AD). AV[T K] M • OΠ CЄV MAKPINO[C], radiate and cuirassed bust right; countermarks: 1) eagle standing facing, head left, with wings spread; 2) laureate head (of Elagabalus?) right; 3) head of Asclepius right / MAKPINOV Π[...]Θ around, AIΓЄΩN in exergue, ship under sail to left beside the pharos (lighthouse) of Aegeae surmounted by statue of Poseidon, holding trident; to left, goat kneeling right above second ship in the distance; Δ[ΞC] to upper right. VF, green patina. An apparently unpublished variant of a very rare type.

An interesting coin with a reverse superior to the cited specimens. Those examples differ in bust types, obverse legend (in the case of the Levante coin), and in minor details of the reverse.
Alexandreia (BC 164-135) AE 18562 viewsca 164-135 BC. AE18 (5.02g, 12h). Laureate head of Apollo facing slightly right; countermark: laureate head right within circular incuse / Α-ΛΕ-ΞΑ-Ν, lyre, monograms around; reverse countermark: head of horse right; all within laurel wreath. VF, green patina.
Aspendos (BC 400-370) Stater766 viewsca 400-380 BC. AR Stater (22mm, 10.96g, 6h). Two wrestlers grappling / Slinger in throwing stance right; triskeles to right; three counterstamps around: (1) griffin left in incuse square; (2) bearded head right wearing petasos in incuse circle; (3) boar left in incuse oval. VF, attractive cabinet tone. Ex Clain-Stefanelli Coll. [Demarete Coll.]
Assos (BC 300-250) AE 20340 views4th-mid 3rd century BC. AE20 (7.15g). Helmeted head of Athena right; countermark: griffin seated left, ΑΣΣΙ below / Griffin seated left; countermark: owl standing facing. Fine, dark green patina.
Gambrion (BC 350-250) AE 15526 views4th century BC. AE15 (3.3g). Laureate head of Apollo right, countermark: tripod / 12-rayed star, pellet in center, Γ-Α-Μ between rays. VF.
Kaisareia (AD 238-244) Tridrachm - Gordian III942 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AR Tridrachm (9.26g, 23mm). ΑΥΤ ΚΜ ΑΝΤ ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟC CЄΒ, laureate and cuirassed bust right, with spear and shield depicting emperor standing on captive before trophy / ΜΗΤΡΟΠ ΚΑΙCΑΡΙ, Mt. Argaios, Є Τ Γ in exergue; countermark: head of Tyche. Very rare. EF.
Lampsakos (BC 190-85) AE 21305 viewsca 190-85 BC. AE21 (5.99g, 12h). Laureate head of Apollo right; c/m: grape bunch / Lyre; to left, forepart of Pegasos left. Countermark gVF, host coin F, dark brown patina.
Miletopolis (BC 100-AD 100) AE 22 - Axiochus350 viewsAxiochos, 1st century BC-1st century AD. AE22 (7.04g, 1h). O ΔHMOC AXIOXO[N], laureate head right; two owl countermarks / [MIΛ]HTOΠOΛIT[WN], helmeted head of Athena right. Coin: VF, dark brown patina, an area of minor roughness; c/m's: Good VF.
Ninika-Klaudiopolis (AD 193-211) AE 36 - Septimius Severus & Julia Domna218 viewsSeptimius Severus, with Julia Domna, 193-211 AD. AE36 (17.27g, 7h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Septimius right; countermark: annulet within Δ within circle / Draped bust of Domna right; countermarks: Nike advancing right, holding wreath (3) and five pointed star. Good Fine, brown patina. Ex Frederick Coll.
Thyateira (AD 177-192) AE 43 - Commodus384 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE43 - Medallion (40.53g, 6h). Marcus Aurelius Athenaios, magistrate. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; countermarks: head right (Caracalla?) within circular incuse (2x) / Asclepius standing facing on left, leaning on serpent-entwined staff; to right, Apollo Tyrimnaios standing left, holding laurel branch. Fine, dark green and brown patina. Very rare. Frederick Coll.; Ex Drewry Coll. (CNG Elec. Auc. 119, lot 81); Mabbott Coll. (Schulman, 6/1969), lot 1851.
Thyateira (AD 177-192) AE 45 - Commodus458 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE45 - Medallion (40.76g, 6h). Artemidoros, son of Floros, strategos. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermarks: monogram within incuse circle and grape cluster within incuse circle / The Capitoline Triad: Hera on left, holding scepter; Zeus in center, holding patera and scepter; Athena on right, holding grounded shield; small altar between Zeus and Athena. Fine, brown patina. Extremely rare. Frederick Coll. Ex CNG Elec. Auc. 132, lot 114.
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