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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

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Kyzikos (BC 600-550) EL 1/48 Stater770 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL 1/48 Stater (0.39g). Head of tunny right / Incuse square with swastika pattern. VF. Extremely rare, only one example listed by Hurter & Liewald.55555
(6 votes)
Bruzos (AD 238-244) AE 25 - Gordian III1627 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE25 (7.99g). AVT K M ANT Ω ΓOPΔIANO C, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / B POV ZHΩN, Hekate standing facing on globe, head right, holding two torches. VF, green patina.44444
(9 votes)
Bruzos (AD 235-238) AE 25 - Maximus1567 viewsMaximus, as Caesar, 235-238 AD. AE25 (4.65g, 6h). Bare-headed and cuirassed bust right / Zeus seated left, holding phiale and scepter. VF, dark brown patina, some light roughness.44444
(9 votes)
Parlais (AD 177-192) AE 23 - Commodus1377 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE23 (5.36g). IMP L AVR COMMODVS, draped bust right / IVL AVG HA COL PARLA, Mên standing right, holding scepter and fir-cone. Nice very fine.44444
(9 votes)
Ankyra (AD 79-81) AE 26 - Titus1914 viewsTitus, 79-81 AD. AE26 (10.10g). AY KAICAP TITOΣ ΣEBAΣTOΣ YIOΣ, laureate head right / ΣEBAΣHNΩN TEKTOΣAΓΩN, Mên standing left, holding patera. Nice very fine.1 comments44444
(8 votes)
Pionia (AD 193-217) AE 21 - Julia Domna1676 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE21 (5.28g, 12h). Draped bust right / Serpent coiled on small altar. Near VF, dark greenish-brown patina, light roughness.44444
(11 votes)
Bruzos (AD 197-211) AE 26 - Geta 1383 viewsGeta, 197-211 AD. AE26 (9.08g). ΠЄ CЄΠ ΓЄΤΑC ΚΑ, cuirassed and draped bust right / ΒΡΟΥZΗΝΩΝ, Tyche holding cornucopiae and rudder. Rare. VF.44444
(11 votes)
Kremna (AD 141-160) AE 27 - Antoninus Pius1431 viewsAntoninus Pius, 141-160 AD. AE27 (13.66g). Draped, laureate bust right / DEANAE - C-OL CREM, Diana in long dress standing right, head left; spear and bow in left hand, patera in right, stag standing at her feet, looking up. Good style, dark brown-green patina, aEF. Very rare, Von Aulock counts 2 other examples. Righetti coll.44444
(11 votes)
Pappa-Tiberiupolis (AD 138-161) AE 21 - Antoninus Pius1376 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE21 (4.96g). Laureate head left / ΤΙΒEΡΙEωΝ - ΠΑΠΠΗΝωΝ, Men standing right in long chiton, wearing Phrygian hat, crescent on shoulder, foot on bukranion, holding scepter in right, pine-apple in extended left. Rare. Green patina. Very fine. Righetti Coll.44444
(11 votes)
Anemurion (AD 235-238) AE 30 - Maximinus1714 viewsMaximinus I, 235-238 AD. AE30 (16.39g). Dated RY 1 (235/6 AD). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Perseus standing left, holding harpa and gorgoneion; ET A (date) in legend. VF, green surfaces, lightly porous.44444
(84 votes)
Kolybrassos (AD 253-260) AE 32 - Valerian I1557 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE32 (16.78g). AVT KAI ΠΟ ΛΙΚ OVAΛEPIANON CE, IA, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / KOΛVBRACCEΩΝ, Zeus seated, holding phiale and resting on scepter. Very fine.44444
(72 votes)
Tion (AD 98-117) AE 25 - Trajan1626 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD. AE25 (6.60g). Laureate bust right / Serapis standing facing left holding snake entwined staff. Ex Nemesis Ancients.44444
(69 votes)
Flaviopolis (AD 222-235) AE 33 - Severus Alexander1384 viewsSeverus Alexander. 222-235 AD. AE33 (20.00g, 6h). Dated year 153 (225/6 AD). Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Laureate and draped bust of Zeus (or Kronos) right, wearing necklace; ΓPN (date) in reverse fields. Good VF, two-toned brown patina, some scratches.
(57 votes)
Abydos (BC 385-335) Drachm835 viewsca 388-335 BC. AR Drachm (13mm, 2.54g, 2h). Efarmostos, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo left / Eagle standing left, AB[Y] and ram's head before, [ΕΦ]ΑΡΜΟΣΤΟ[Σ] and poppy behind. Ex Weber Coll. 44444
(41 votes)
Mostene (AD 177-192) AE 35 - Commodus1748 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE35 (22.48g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / EΠ MCOΛIEPNO-V APC M-OCTHNΩΝ, horseman right holding bipenis over shoulder being led by Hermes standing right, head turned left, holding long caduceus and bridle; Cyprus tree in background between Hermes and horse, small lighted altar under raised leg of horse. VF, brown patina, some roughness. Apparently unpublished. A similar type is recorded for Commodus without Hermes and without the Archon's name, which is apparently not recorded.1 comments44444
(75 votes)
Augusta (AD 117-138) AE 25 Hadrian1408 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE25, dated 123/124 AD. Laureate head right / Bust of Dionysos with Thyrsos; grapes and Kantharos in field. Very fine.44444
(59 votes)
Ariassos (AD 138-161) AE 26 - Antoninus Pius1695 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE26. Laureate head right / Persephone (?) seated right on throne, wearing kalathos and veil, holding pomegranate.44444
(21 votes)
Marion (BC 350-250 BC) AE 13616 views4th-3rd century BC. AE13 (2.31g). Head of Aphrodite right / ΜΑΡΙΕΥΣ, winged thunderbolt. Dark green patina, gF/VF. Very rare. Joy coll.; ex Auc. I. Vecchi, Ltd., London 17 (1999), 342. 44444
(5 votes)
Prusias ad Hypium (AD 81-96) AE 28 - Domitian1651 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE28 (12.10g). Laureate head right / Demeter standing left, holding grain ears and sceptre; prow at her feet. VF, mottled green patina.44444
(71 votes)
Parion (AD 253-268) AE 30 - Gallienus1641 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE30 (11.41g). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind, with spear and shield / Statue on pedestal placed on two larger bases; round pedestal, entwined by serpents; column, on which Nike stands, on each side; wall behind statue and columns; CGIHP in exergue. Very fine.44444
(71 votes)
Kaisareia (AD 238-244) AE 25 - Gordian III1772 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE25 (11.55g). Year 4 (241-242 AD). Laureate head right; countermark, head / Agalma of Mount Argaeus placed on altar inscribed, ENTI; in ex. ETΔ. VF.44444
(12 votes)
Bruzos (AD 193-211) AE 25 - Septimius Severus1399 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE25 (7.93g). Caecilius Rufinus magistrate. AVT KAI Λ CЄΠ CЄOVHP OC, laureate head right / KAIK POVΦINO C BPOVZHNΩN / ANЄΘH KЄN, Hygieia standing right, feeding snake from patera. Rare. aVF.44444
(8 votes)
Kolbasa (AD 193-211) AE 31 - Septimius Severus1421 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE31 (23.78g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Dionysus standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos, panther at feet left. Near VF, green and brown patina, nice surfaces. Wagner Coll; ex von Aulock Coll., 5060.44444
(31 votes)
Ankyra (AD 198-217) AE 30 - Caracalla1620 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE30 (16.51g).
ΑV Κ Μ ΑVΡΕΛΙΟC ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟC, Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩC ΑΝΚVΠΑC, Nemesis standing left, holding scales and sceptre; wheel behind below.
M. Arslan, "The Roman Coinage of Ancyra in Galatia," Nomismata 1, 77 var. (no drapery), otherwise unpublished. VF.
(31 votes)
Amisos (BC 85-65) AE841 viewsca 85-65 BC. AE. Head of Artemis right / Owl in wreath, ΑΜΙΣΟΥ below.44444
(6 votes)
Kasai (AD 247-249) AE 29 - Philip II1657 viewsPhilip II, 247-249 AD. AE29 (15.85g). Bare-headed bust r., wearing paludmentum and cuirass / Hades in quadriga l. led by Hermes, abducting Persephone and holding whip; below, torch and overturned kantharos. Good VF.44444
(41 votes)
Nikaia (AD 253-260) AE 24 - Valerian I, Gallienus & Valerian II1780 viewsValerian I, with Gallienus and Valerian II Caesar, 253-260 AD. AE24 (8.37g, 7h), struck 256-258 AD. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Valerian I right, seen from behind, and radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Gallienus left, seen from behind, vis-à-vis; between, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Valerian II right, seen from behind / Three agonistic crowns set on ornate base, central crown containing two palms, each flanking crown a single palm. VF, green patina with traces of red-brown, minor roughness. Rare.44444
(28 votes)
Selge (AD 249-251) AE 32 - Trajanus Decius1401 viewsHomonoia with Sparta. Trajanus Decius, 249-251 AD. AE32 (14.71g). AV KAI ΓA ME KV TPA ΔEKION EVC CE; radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / CEΛΓEΩN ΛAKEΔAIMONIΩN OMONOIA; Helmeted Athena left, holding shield and spear; to the right, Heracles holding club and chlamys. Rare and interesting. Rough, very fine.44444
(30 votes)
Parlais (AD 193-217) AE 21 - Julia Domna1415 viewsJulia Domna, wife of Septimius Severus, 193-217 AD. AE21 (5.41g). IVLIA DOMNA, Draped bust right / IVL AVG COL PARLAIS, Mên standing right, left foot on bucranium, holding spear and pine-cone. Very fine.44444
(26 votes)
Germa (AD 177-192) AE 29 - Commodus1691 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE29 (17.85g, 1h). Laureate and cuirassed bust right / Zeus seated right, holding grain-ears and scepter. VF, brown patina, rough surfaces. Ex Wagner Coll.44444
(27 votes)
Apollonis (AD 161-180) AE 19 - Faustina II1429 viewsFaustina II, wife of Marcus Aurelius, died 175 AD. AE19 (5.12g). ΦA-VCTEINA- CEBACT; draped bust right / AΠOΛΛWNITEΩN; Demeter standing; holding in right hand poppy-heads and corn-ears; left hand resting on long torch. Very fine.44444
(25 votes)
Temnos (AD 238-244) AE 22 - Gordian III1454 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE22 (4.17g). A K M ANT – ΓOPΔIANOC; Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / THMNE-I-TΩN, naked Hercules standing left holding kantharos, club and lion skin. Rare. Nice very fine.44444
(29 votes)
Germe (AD 166-177) AE 32 - Commodus1422 viewsCommodus, as Caesar, 166-177 AD. AE32 (19.66g). Hermolaos, archon. Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΕΠΙ ΕΡΜΟΛΑΟΥ ΑΡC ΓΕΡΜΗΝΩΝ, Commodus on horseback charging right. VF, pale green patina, scratches in reverse field. Extremely rare - possibly only the third known specimen. Drewry Coll.; Ex Berk 108 (5/1999), lot 765.44444
(38 votes)
Kotiaeion (AD 198-217) AE - Caracalla494 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE (20.11g). Ioulios Kodratos magistrate Draped, cuirassed and lauretate bust right / Kybele in biga drawn by lions left with tympanon. Very rare. Dark green patina, very fine.44444
(6 votes)
Kotiaeion (AD 14-37) AE 20 – Tiberius376 viewsTiberius, 14-37 AD. AE20 (7.97g). Marcus Lepidus, 26-28 AD. TIBEPIOΣ ΣEBAΣTOΣ; laureate head right / EΠI MAPKOY ΛEΠIΔOY KOTIAEΩN; Zeus seated right with scepter and thunderbolt. Good very fine.44444
(6 votes)
Pompeiopolis (AD 161-169) AE 241808 viewsMarcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, 161-169 AD. AE24 (8.32g, 12h). The two emperors, togate, standing facing one another, clasping right hands; between, star above crescent / Turreted, veiled, and draped bust of Tyche right. Near VF, brown patina, some roughness. Ex Wagner Coll.33333
(19 votes)
Antiocheia (AD 249-251) AE 38 - Trajan Decius1597 viewsTrajan Decius, 249-251 AD. AE38 (16.52g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / AN-T-I-OXEΩN, Zeus seated left, holding Nike and sceptre. Good Fine, red-brown and green patina. Drewry Coll.; Ex Empire Coins FPL 36 (1/1987), no. 111.33333
(43 votes)
Kotiaeion (AD 253-268) AE 22 - Gallienus528 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE22 (5.85g). Diogenes, son of Dionysius, magistrate. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Cybele riding lion right. VF, dark greenish-brown patina, attractive. Wagner Coll.; Ex Duke of Argyll Coll.33333
(7 votes)
Akrasos (AD 222-235) AE 36 - Severus Alexander1582 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE36 (22.98g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Hercules standing facing, head turned right, leaning on club and holding the apples of the Hesperides. Near VF, dark grayish-green patina. Rare.1 comments33333
(26 votes)
Olba (AD 193-211) AE 28 - Septimius Severus1454 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE28 (15.43g). Septimius, radiate, on horseback right, right hand raised; c/m: thunderbolt on throne / Serapis standing right, holding sceptre, right hand raised. Near VF, dark green patina with some smoothed red encrustation.33333
(38 votes)
Peltai (AD 193-211) AE 22 - Septimius Severus1421 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE22 (5.06g), struck ca 202-205 AD. Laureate and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. VF, dark brown patina. The same magistrate is recorded on a coin of Plautilla, so he must have served between 202 and 205 AD.33333
(24 votes)
Smyrna (AD 79-91) AE 21 - Julia Titi1745 viewsJulia Titi, daughter of Titus, Augusta. ca 79-91 AD. AE21 (4.55g). L. Mestrius Florus, proconsul. Struck 88/89 AD. Draped bust right / ΕΠΙ ΦΛΩΡΟY ΑΝ-OY ZΜYPΝΑΙΩΝ, Cybele seated left. Very fine.33333
(33 votes)
Kaisareia (AD 222-235) AE 21 - Severus Alexander1695 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE21 (7.67g), dated 224 AD. Laureate head right / Agonistic urn containing three palm-branches. Golden highpoints, very fine.1 comments33333
(59 votes)
Hadrianopolis (AD 198-217) AE 21 - Caracalla1420 viewsCaracalla, 198-217. AE21 (5.09g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Tyche to left holding rudder and cornucopiae. Nice very fine.
(26 votes)
Lyrbe (AD 253-260) AE 30 - Valerian I1372 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE30 - 11 Assaria (16.21g, 12h). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Apollo Sidetes standing left, holding patera and sceptre. VF, green and earthen patina, some roughness.33333
(37 votes)
Tavion (AD 198-217) AE 27 - Caracalla1653 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE27 (10.56g, 7h), dated CY 218 (193/4 AD). Laureate and cuirassed bust right / Eagle standing left on altar, head right, wreath in beak; flanked by two standards; date in exergue. VF, glossy jade green patina, a bit of roughness.33333
(28 votes)
Kyzikos (AD 98-117) AE 28 - Trajan1688 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD. AE28 (14.35g). Laureate bust right / Altar surmounted by statue of Triptolemos(?); two serpent entwined torches flanking. VF, thick green patina, minor roughness. Perhaps unpublished. Ex Wagner Coll.33333
(23 votes)
Kaisareia (AD 222-235) AE 22 - Severus Alexander1457 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE22 (5.70g), dated RY 3 (224 AD). Laureate head right / Emperor wearing chlamys on horse galloping right, brandishing javelin in right. ET Γ. Very fine.33333
(24 votes)
Kotiaeion (AD 198- 217) AE 31 – Caracalla374 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE31 (13.97g, 8h). G. Julius Codratus, archon. AVT K M AVPH CЄVHPOC ANTWNЄINOC, laureate head right/ ЄΠI Γ IOVΛ KOΔPA TOV APX KOTIAЄΩN, nude Herakles standing right, holding club in right hand, lion skin and infant Dionysos in left arm. Good VF, green patina. Ex Drewry Coll; ex CNG 32 (3/1995), lot 1261.33333
(7 votes)
Amblada (AD 244-249) AE 28 - Otacilia Severa1434 viewsOtacilia Severa, wife of Philip I, 244-249 AD. AE28 (14.97g). Diademed and draped bust right, resting on a crescent / ΑΜΒΛΑΔΕΩΝ ΛΑΚΕΔΑΙΜΟ/ΝΙΩΝ, goddess seated left, holding grain ears and cornucopiae; animal at her feet. VF, brown surfaces, pitting on obverse. Rare city. Drewry Coll.; Ex Burstein Coll.33333
(31 votes)
Hieropolis-Kastabala (AD 198-217) AE 30 - Caracalla1379 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE30 (14.52g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Tyche standing left, holding grain ears, rudder and cornucopia. VF, dark brown patina under earthen encrustations, some light cleaning scratches.33333
(20 votes)
Ionia Uncertain (BC 625-550) Figural - EL Stater1790 viewsca 650-600 BC. EL Stater (14.22g). Milesian standard. Figural type. Sphinx seated left on ground line; cross with terminal pellets to left / Irregular incuse. Unpublished. Good VF. Unique. This previously unknown type almost certainly has an Ionian origin, but the specific mint remains unknown. The sphinx appears as a civic emblem on archaic coins of both Chios and Samothrace, but Samothrace did not issue electrum, and the electrum staters of Chios, although struck on the same weight standard as the present coin, are of a distinctly different style (cf. Baldwin, Chios, pl. I, 1-12). The cross with terminal pellets -- perhaps a solar symbol is exceptional by its appearance here as a subsidiary symbol. Such subsidiary symbols are rare on early electrum (but cf. Triton VIII, lots 399-405, for the use of a pentagram or a triad of pellets as symbols on the early electrum of Ephesos). The cross with terminal pellets does appear on other uncertain early electrum (cf. Traite I 7, pl. I, 6) and is employed regularly as a reverse type on the electrum of Miletos (with a central pellet in addition to the terminal pellets; cf. SNG Kayhan 440-449).33333
(6 votes)
Kotiaeion (AD 235-238) AE 27 - Maximus351 viewsMaximus, Caesar, 236-238 AD. AE27 (8.46g). Pai. Hermphilos, archon. Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right / EΠI ΠAI ERMΦIΛOY AARXKOTIAE-Ω-N, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. SNG von Aulock -. Fine, green patina. Ex Freeman & Sear 6 (10/1999), lot 726 (part of).33333
(7 votes)
Priene (BC 240-170) AE 16453 viewsca 240-170 BC. AE16 (2.80g). Helmeted head of Athena right / ΠΡΙΗΝΕ / ΑΠΟΛΛΟΔ within circular maeander pattern. Brown patina, VF. Rare. Gutknecht coll.; ex Lanz, Graz X (1979), lot 174.33333
(7 votes)
Kotiaeion (AD 222-235) AE 30 - Severus Alexander512 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE30 (15.31g). M. Aur. Quintus Quintianus. Bust left with imperial mantle, holding scepter, raising right hand in greeting / Asklepios standing facing, head toward Hygieia, small Telesphoros between them; in exergue, KOTIAEΩN.33333
(9 votes)
Kelenderis (AD 238-244) AE 30 - Gordian III1368 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE30 (11.60g). Laureate bust of Gordian right / Poseidon holding dolphin and resting on trident. Good fine.33333
(25 votes)
Aigeai (AD 230/31) AE 24 - Alexander Severus1490 viewsAlexander Severus, 222-235 AD. AE 23.72 (11.93 g). Year 277 = 230/31. Draped, cuirassed and laureate bust right, I K CE AΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ / Athena Nicophorus with spear and shield holding Nike in right hand; deer in left field, AIΓΕAIΩΝ EΜΠΘ/ ET/ ZOC. Rare. Good very fine.2 comments33333
(60 votes)
Nikaia (AD 222-234) AE 22 - Severus Alexander676 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-234 AD. AE22 (4.16g, 8h). M AVP CEVH AΛEXANΔPOC AVΓ, laureate head right / NIKAIEΩN, Aphrodite-Venus kneeling right, nude but for cloth draped across her lap, flanked by two winged Erotes, each holding a torch, with the one on the left also holding up a mirror, which Aphrodite turns to gaze into. Good VF, smooth olive green patina. Important mythological type.33333
(37 votes)
Temenothyrai (AD 253-268) AE 38 - Gallienus720 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE38 / Medallion (18.51g, 6h). Titianus, archiereus. AV • KA • ΠO • ΛIKI • GAΛΛIHNOC, laureate and cuirassed bust right, wearing aegis / TITIANOC APXIE–PEVC, THMENOΘV •/PEVCIN • in two lines in exergue, monumental ornate conical cult-image on cart drawn left by yoke of oxen; before, guide standing right, steadying oxen and directing to three figures above, standing right, and two figures behind, each of whom holds a guide rope. EF, green and red patina with earthen overtones. Extremely rare. The pompa, or procession, was a prominent part of the religious festivals and games of the Greco-Roman world. Often opening the associated games or accompanying the sacrifices, monumental images of the deity would be publicly conveyed (Ovid, Trist. 4.2-3, 6). Such was the Roman pompa circensis which preceded the games in the circus and was part of the celebration of a triumph. Likewise, the inception of a new consulship occasioned celebrations which also would have included the display of such images. Some such event must have been the occasion for the pompa depicted on this medallion, though a more specific event is as yet unknown. The archierus mentioned may be the Junius Titianus who was consul with Philip I in AD 245 (Cod. Theod. 6.39.2).33333
(9 votes)
Bithynion-Hadriana (AD 130) AE 38 - Antinoüs1178 viewsAntinoüs, favorite of Hadrian, died 130 AD. AE38 - Medallion (45.49g, 6h). ANTINOON ΘEΩN H ΠATRIC, bare-headed and draped bust right / BEIΘYNEIΩN AΔPIANΩN, Antinoüs, as Hermes Nomios, standing facing right, wearing short chiton, chlamys, and winged sandals, holding pedum in left hand, the right raised protectively over the forepart of a grazing cow standing left beside a tree; star above. Good VF, matte dark brown patina. One of the finest unaltered Antinoüs bronzes known. Ex Dowdy Coll. Ex Leu 30 (4/1982), lot 367; Sternberg 7 (11/1977), lot 644.

In Egypt, the cult of Antinoüs saw him as an avatar of Hermes-Thoth, a messenger between mortals and the gods. Elsewhere, he was seen in another guise, as Hermes Nomios, or the "Herdsman." As defender of the herd or flock, Hermes brought forth fecundity and prosperity, just as Antinoüs would bring good fortune to those who did him honor.
(8 votes)
Nikaia (AD 138-161) AE 41 - Antoninus Pius661 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE41 - Medallion (54.07g, 7h). AVTO KAI TI AI AΔPI ANTΩNEINOC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / CΩTHPI ACKLH ΠIΩ NIKAIEIC, half-length bust of Asclepius left, partially draped; serpent beside right shoulder. Good VF, magnificent apple green patina, slightly worn at high points, but generally smooth and glossy. A huge second century medallic bronze. Ex Drewry Coll.33333
(7 votes)
Sinope (BC 480-450) Drachm678 viewsca 425-410 BC. AR Drachm (5.88g). Head of Eagle right / Quadripartite incuse square, opposing quarters filled or stippled. Good VF, toned. Unpublished in the standard references, unique variety. Ex Auctiones 10 (6/1979), lot 167.33333
(7 votes)
Amisos (BC 125-100) AE 17976 viewsca 125-100 BC. AE17 (4.14g). Winged bust of Perseus right / ΑΜΙΣΟΥ, cornucopiae between two pilei. Dark green patina, EF.33333
(6 votes)
Kotiaeion (AD 68-69) AE 19 - Galba621 viewsGalba, 68-69 AD. AE19 (4.27g). Ti Claudius Aretis, magistrate. GALBAN AVT-OKPAT[OP]-A, laureate head right / E[PI TI KL APET]IDOC AGWNOQETOU DIA BIOU KAOTIAEWN, Zeus(?) standing left, raising right arm. ; Near VF, brown and tan patina, porous. From the David Simpson Collection.33333
(6 votes)
Philadelphia (AD 198-217) AE 32 - Caracalla444 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE32 (22.17g, 6h). Homonoia with Laodicea ad Lycum. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / FILADELFEI-WN KE (sic) L-AODIKEIW, N in right field, OMONOIA in exergue, EP/MIL/AB/APX in four lines across central field, Zeus Laodiceus standing left vis-à-vis Artemis standing facing, dead stag at side, and drawing arrow from quiver and holding bow. Apparently unique and unpublished. VF, black-brown patina. Drewry Coll.33333
(5 votes)
Apameia (AD 117-138) AE 20 - Hadrian394 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE20 (5.76g). Laureate bust right, aegis tied at shoulder / The river god Marsyas reclining left, holding aloft rhyton and double flute, resting on rocky outcrop with amphora from which water flows; five chests placed on the height above. Good very fine.33333
(5 votes)
Tarsos (BC 164-27) AE 21519 views2nd-1st century BC. AE21 (8.63g). Turreted, veiled head of Tyche right / ΤΑΡΣΕΩΝ, Sandan standing on top of mythical creature right, within pyramidal monument decorated with garlands and surmounted by eagle; ΚΑ and ΗΡ monograms to left. Fine dark green patina, EF. Rare. Gutknecht coll.; ex Sternberg, Zurich, Auc. VIII (1978), lot 171. 33333
(5 votes)
Amisos (BC 85-65) AE 141030 viewsca 85-65 BC. AE14 (2.50g). Head of Perseus right, wearing a winged Phrygian helmet / ΑΜΙ-ΣΟΥ, winged harpa; monogram to right. EF, glossy black patina under earthen encrustation33333
(12 votes)
Bithynion-Klaudiopolis (AD 81-96) AE 16 - Domitian1728 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE16 (3.01g). Radiate head right / Club. VF, rough brown surfaces. Better than the BMC specimen which is illustrated in RPC. Wagner Coll.33333
(25 votes)
Amisos (BC 4th cent) Siglos/Drachm1066 viewsearly 4th cent BC. AR Siglos or Drachm (5.53g). Head of Tyche left, wearing turreted stephane / Owl standing facing on shield, sword in sheath to right, AΦ-PO/ ΠΕΙΡΑ (magistrate) around and below.33333
(8 votes)
Amisos (BC 109-89) AE 321168 viewsca 85-65 BC. AE32 (18.08g). Head of Athena right, wearing triple-crested Attic helmet / Perseus standing facing, holding harpa and Medusa's head; Medusa's body at his feet, monograms flanking him. Brown patina, VF.33333
(8 votes)
Priene (BC 335-320) AE 16558 viewsca 335-320 BC. AE16 (3.12g). Helmeted head of Athena right / Trident, ΠΡΙΗ above, ΤΑΥΡΙΣΚ (magistrate) below, within circular maeander pattern. Dark green patina, good style, EF. Rare. Gutknecht coll.; ex Sternberg Auc. VII (Zurich, 1977), lot 118.33333
(7 votes)
Chios (BC 412-334) Tetradrachm951 viewsca 375-350 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.28g, 12h). Hermophantos, magistrate. Sphinx seated left; to left, amphora surmounted by grape-bunch / Quadripartite incuse square, ΕΡΜΟΦΑΝΤΟΣ across horizontal band; horizontal striations within each quarter. Good VF, toned, excellent metal quality. Very rare, only one specimen recorded by Baldwin, and only two in the Pixodarus Hoard. Ex NFA XVI (12/1985), lot 215; Leu 33 (5/1983), lot 386; Pixodarus Hoard (CH 9, 421).33333
(25 votes)
Amisos (BC 85-65) AE 17766 viewsca 85-65 BC. AE17 (4.83g). Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / ΑΜΙ-ΣΟΥ, lion skin hanging on club, monogram to right. aEF.33333
(6 votes)
Methymna (AD 198-217) AE 24 - Caracalla1486 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE24 (7.67g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΜΗΘΥΜ−ΝΑΙΩΝ, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. VF, brown surfaces, a little porous. Drewry Coll.; Ex Schulman (11/1971), lot 352.33333
(28 votes)
Priene (AD 69-79) AE 20726 viewsTime of Vespasian, 69-79 AD. Bronzes of Erato. AE20 (4.60g). ΕΠΙ ΕΡΑΤΩ/ΝΟC ΑΡ-CΟΝΤΟ-C, draped bust of wreathed Demeter right / ΠΡΙΗΝΕ−ΩΝ, veiled bust of Kore-Persephone right. Dark green patina, gVF. Rare.33333
(10 votes)
Pergamon (BC 19-18) Cystophorus - Augustus1068 viewsAugustus, 27 BC-14 AD. Pergamum mint, struck ca 19-18 BC. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (12.04g, 26mm). IMP IX TR - POV, Bare head right / S-P-R / SIGNIS / RECEPTIS in the opening of triumphal arch surmounted by charioteer in quadriga and inscribed IMP IX TR POT V. on each side-wall, aquila. Rare. Struck on a very broad flan and with an excellent portrait. EF.33333
(5 votes)
Bruzos (AD 235-238) AE 29 - Maximinus & Maximus1414 viewsMaximinus and Maximus Caesar, 235-238 AD. AE29 (10.95g). Laureate and draped busts of Maximinus and Maximus confronted / BPOYZ-HNΩN, Athena to left holding spear, sacrificing over burning altar, shield to right. Apparently unpublished. Fine.33333
(18 votes)
Kaisareia (AD 217-218) AE 18 - Macrinus559 viewsMacrinus, 217-218 AD. AE18 (4.91g), dated RY 2 (218 AD). Laureate head right / Distyle temple containing agalma of Mt. Argaeus; [ET B] (date) in exergue. Near VF, green patina.33333
(7 votes)
Priene (BC 180-44) Drachm829 viewsca 2nd-1st century BC. AR Drachm (4.04g). Facing bust of Athena Parthenos, draped and wearing triple-crested helmet / ΠΡIH, Nike advancing right, holding wreath in right hand and palm over left shoulder, AΘHNO/ΠOΛIΣ (magistrate) to right, within maeander border. Unpublished. Good very fine.

Athena was the usual type of Priene's civic coinage, advertising the city's temple of Athena Polias, dedicated by Alexander the Great. The specific types of this drachm - a frontal bust of Athena, paired with a Nike reverse - are new to Priene's silver coinage. The magistrate who signed this issue has a prominent name at Priene: at least two men named Athenopolis are mentioned in inscriptions found at the city, one a victorious wrestler, the other a priest of Dionysos.
(15 votes)
Lampsakos (AD 198-217) AE 15 - Caracalla642 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE15 (2.18g). Draped, laureate bust right / Λ-ΑΜΨΑ-ΚΗΝΩΝ, naked Eros riding dolphin right, holding wreath in right hand. Thick, dark green patina. Good VF.33333
(30 votes)
Kotiaeion (AD 217-218) AE - Macrinus403 viewsMacrinus, 217-218 AD. AE (9.52g). Archon (Publios Ailios) Demetrianos Keleros; Laureate head right / Zeus enthroned to left holding patera and scepter. Very rare. Dark brown patina, small flan crack and minor striking weakness, extremely fine.33333
(6 votes)
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Neoklaudiopolis (AD 211) AE 21 - Geta758 viewsGeta, 211 AD. AE21 (5.11g, 6h). Bust right / "Apocalyptic" Aphrodite loosening her garment provocatively and holding out an apple.

All the coins of this city are very rare, and this reverse type seems to be unrecorded for Neoklaudiopolis. Also interesting is the (unexplained?) legend-ending KOM KECAP, which can also be found on coins of Tavion in Galatia.
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(23 votes)
Akmoneia (AD 161-180) AE 20 - Marcus Aurelius374 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE20 (4.00g). Tundianos, magistrate. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / EΠI TVN-ΔIANOV around, AKMONE/ΩN in two lines in exergue, emperor on horseback galloping right. VF, natural brown surfaces, a little rough.33333
(5 votes)
Themisonion (AD 235-238) AE 35 - Maximinus I394 viewsMaximinus I, 235-238 AD. AE35 (21.55g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Q-EMICO, NEQN in exergue, Hercules standing right, leaning on club; flanked by Sozon, radiate, standing left, head right, holding horse by bridle, and Hermes standing right, head left. VF, even brown surfaces, light porosity. Very rare. Drewry Coll.33333
(5 votes)
Thyateira (AD 222-235) AE 48 - Severus Alexander667 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE48 - Medallion (48.55g, 6h). Mar. Pollianus, strategus. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Young Hercules standing facing, head right, holding club set on ground and deceased lion. Good VF, dark green patina, minor smoothing in fields. Extremely rare, only the second specimen known.1 comments33333
(7 votes)
Kition (BC 392-361) Stater - Melekiathon699 viewsMelekiathon, King of Kition, 392-361 BC. AR Stater (20mm, 9.88g), struck ca 370 BC. Herakles advancing right, wearing full lion skin on shoulders, club in raised right hand, bow in outstretched left hend; within dotted circlular border / Lion walking right on ground line, head facing. Very rare - 4th known. aEF.33333
(7 votes)
Marion (BC 4th cent) AE 10634 views4th century BC. AE10. Head of lion right / Spear head. Rare.33333
(7 votes)
Apollonis (AD 139-161) AE 29 - Marcus Aurelius756 viewsMarcus Aurelius (as Caesar?), 139-161 AD. AE29 (17.20g), Aeschrion and Hermokrates, magistrates. AV KAI M AVPHΛIOC ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟC, bare-headed and draped bust right / ΑΠΟΛΩΝΙΔΕΩΝ across field, ΑΠ ΕPΜΟΚPΑΤΟC ΑΙCXPΙΩΝΟC, Zeus standing left, holding eagle and sceptre. Good VF, dark brown patina. Unpublished in the major references.

The magistrate Hermokrates is known for Apollonis through several coins of Lucius Verus. The portrait and titles suggest a date late in Aurelius' service as Caesar or immediately after he succeeded Antoninus Pius in 161 AD. The second magistrate, Aeschrion, is known from one other coin, also of Lucius Verus, from Apollonia, which has been identified as Apollonia Salbace in Caria, Mionnet III pg. 332, 173). It is tempting to see them as the same person. But Apollonis in Lydia and Apollonia Salbace are some distance apart, and it is difficult to see the connection. However, there are a number of other Apollonias in Asia Minor, and one of them, Apollonia on the Caicus in Mysia, is only some 20 miles from Apollonis. Perhaps the two close neighbors shared more than a similarity in names, and there was a civic connection.
(7 votes)
Bithynia Uncertain (AD 117-138) AE 22 - Hadrian639 viewsKoinon of Bithynia, Hadrian, 117-138 AD. AE23 (6.50g, 7h). Laureate head right / Octastyle temple set on three-tiered podium, annulet in pediment. Good VF, even brown patina, with orichalcum highlights.33333
(10 votes)
Kibyra (BC 166-84) Tetradrachm952 viewsafter 166 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.22g). Draped male bust right, wearing crested helmet / Horseman galloping right, holding couched spear and shield; ΚΙΒΥΡΑΤΩΝ below. EF.33333
(13 votes)
Lyrbe (AD 253-260) AE 32 - Valerian I328 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE32 - 12 Assaria (18.40g). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Athena standing right, holding spear and phiale. VF, dark brown patina. Ex Lanz 30 (11/1984), lot 786.33333
(10 votes)
Sinope (BC 330-320) Drachm653 viewsca 330-300 BC. AR Drachm (4.93g). Head of Nymph left / Eagle on dolphin, ΣΙΝΩ below, ΔΙΟ... (magistrate) above. VF33333
(10 votes)
Daldis (AD 198-209) AE 21 - Geta491 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 198-209 AD. AE21 (5.95g). Λ CΕ ΓΕ-ΤΑC ΚΑ, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΔΑΛΔ-Ι-ΑΝΩΝ, terminal figure of Herakles to left wearing diadem and with drapery around waist, holding apple of the Hesperides in his right hand and left hand resting on his hip. Apparently unpublished, but see Kraft pl. 71, 62a and 62b (BMC Lydia p. 71, 13 (Daldis) and BMC Lydia p. 117, 50 (Hypaipa)) for the sharing of the same obverse die. Superb EF, adjustment marks, grey-green patina. Extremely rare. Simpson Coll.; Ex Leu Numismatics Auk. 72 (5/1998), lot 484.33333
(8 votes)
Nikomedeia (AD 198-217) AE 27 - Caracalla459 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE27 (14.56g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Naked male figure (the Emperor?), wearing wreath, holding spear and sword in sheath. Good very fine.33333
(6 votes)
Herakleia Pontika (AD 238-244) AE 35 - Gordian III630 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE35 (25.31g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Hercules standing left, destroying Lernaean Hydra; quiver and bow to right. Good VF, green patina with pale brick-red overtones, minor smoothing. Rare. Ex Cain Coll.33333
(6 votes)
Nikaia (AD 69-79) AE 20 - Vespasian635 viewsVespasian, 69-79 AD. AE20 (4.87g). Laureate head right / Panther seated left, with paws resting on cantharus. Good VF, dark brown patina. It was commonly thought in antiquity that panthers were fond of wine and that they could be captured by setting a bowl of it out and waiting until they had drunk to excess.33333
(6 votes)
Tarsos (AD 198-217) Didrachm - Caracalla 671 viewsCaracalla, 211-217 AD. AR Didrachm (7.03g), struck 215 AD. AV K M AVP CE-OVHP ANTΩNINOC CE, head laureate right / TVXH TAPCOV MHT, city goddess, veiled and wearing crown of towers,seated left on rocks, leaning back on left hand and holding flower (?) downwards in right hand; at her feet, river god Kydnos swimming left, AM-K in field. Rare.

Late in Caracalla's reign, probably on the occasion of the emperor's actual visit to the city in 215 AD, Tarsus exceptionally produced a small issue of silver coins like this one, and also assumed the titles "First, largest, most beautiful", indicated by the letters AMK on the reverse of our didrachm.
(6 votes)
Kotiaeion (AD 41-54) AE 21 - Claudius447 viewsClaudius I, 41-54 AD. AE21 (3.34g). Varus, magistrate, 50-54 AD. Laureate head right / Zeus (?) standing left with extended right. Surfaces a bit rough, good very fine.33333
(6 votes)
Tyana (AD 198-217) AE 25 - Caracalla650 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE25 (14.04g), dated RY 16 (213 AD). Laureate head right / Victory seated right on rocks, holding large shield inscribed VIC/AVG in two lines. VF, green and brown patina, some light roughness. Wagner Coll.33333
(6 votes)
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