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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

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Aigeai (AD 217-218) AE 30 - Macrinus303 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 An apparently unpublished variant of a very rare type.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.
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Alexandreia (BC 164-135) AE 18497 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.
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Aspendos (BC 400-370) Stater320 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.]
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Assos (BC 300-250) AE 20283 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.
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Gambrion (BC 350-250) AE 15461 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.
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Kaisareia (AD 238-244) Tridrachm - Gordian III855 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.
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Lampsakos (BC 190-85) AE 21258 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.
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Miletopolis (BC 100-AD 100) AE 22 - Axiochus277 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.
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Ninika-Klaudiopolis (AD 193-211) AE 36 - Septimius Severus & Julia Domna175 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.
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Thyateira (AD 177-192) AE 43 - Commodus330 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.
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Thyateira (AD 177-192) AE 45 - Commodus402 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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