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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


Top rated - Pergamon
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Pergamon (BC 19-18) Cystophorus - Augustus1045 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)
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Pergamon (BC 200-133) AE 21705 viewsca 200-133 BC. AE21 (5.50g, 12h). Helmeted head of Athena right / ΑΘΗΝΑΣ ΝΙΚΗΦΟΡΟΥ, trophy of arms, EΦ to lower right.22222
(6 votes)
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Pergamon (BC 19-18) Tetradrachm - Augustus1305 viewsAugustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (11.91g). Pergamum mint. Struck circa 19-18 BC. Bare head right / Hexastyle temple set on four-tiered base; ROM ET AVGVST across entablature. EF.22222
(14 votes)
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Pergamon (AD 166-177) AE 33 - Commodus2048 viewsCommodus, as Caesar, 166-177 AD. AE33 (20.72g). Claudius Nikomedes, magistrate. M AVP KAI CAP KOMODO/C, bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / ΕΠΙ CΤΠΑ Κ ΝΙΚΟ ΜΗΔΟΥC Β ΝΕΟΚΟΡΩΝ ΠΕΡΓΑΜΗΝΩΝ, Hygieia with serpent and patera and Asclepius with serpent staff standing facing each other, small Telesphorus between them. EF, dark green patina, fields smoothed. The work of a master engraver at Pergamum, whose signature seems to be the dropped C in the obverse legend. See Kraft pl. 87-89 for other dies by this artist.22222
(33 votes)
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Pergamon (BC 25) Sestertius - Augustus1068 viewsAugustus, 27 BC-14 AD. Pergamum mint, struck ca 25 BC. AE34 - Sestertius (25.42g). AVGVSTVS, bare head right / CA within laurel wreath. Struck on an exceptionally large flan and with a very attractive portrait. Brown tone and minor areas of weakness, otherewise EF.22222
(8 votes)
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Pergamon (BC 200-133) AE 151109 viewsca 200-133 BC. AE15 (4.19g). Laureate head of bearded Asklepios right / ΑΣΚΛΗΠΙΟΥ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ, snake coiled around staff. Dark green patina, EF.22222
(6 votes)
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Pergamon (AD 138-161) AE - Antoninus Pius622 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE (7.67g). ΑΥ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟΣ, laureate head right / ΕΠΙ ΣΤΡ ΚΥΑΡΤΟΥ ΠΕΡΓΑ / ΤΟ Β, Asklepios sitting on throne left, holding scepter in left hand, patera in right, snake at feet. Brown patina, VF. Rare. 22222
(7 votes)
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Pergamon (BC 25) Sestertius - Augustus1159 viewsAugustus, 27 BC-14 AD. Pergamum mint, struck ca 25 BC. AE30 - Sestertius (24.11g). AVGVSTVS, bare head R / CA within laurel wreath. Untouched light green patina, EF.22222
(6 votes)
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Pergamon (AD 198-217) AE 43 - Caracalla968 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE43 - Medallion (43.91g). M. Caerelius Attalos, magistrate. AVT KPAT K MAPKOC AVP ANTWNEINOC, laureate and cuirassed (with gorgoneion) bust right / ΕΠΙ CΤΡ Μ ΚΑΙΡΕΛ ΑΤΤΑΛΟΥ ΠΕΡΓΑΜΗΝΩΝ ΠΡΩΤΩΝ Γ ΝΕΩΚΟΡΩΝ, adventus of the emperor into Pergamum: Caracalla on horseback right, receiving acclamation, soldier walking behind, statue of Asclepius on garlanded column before. VF, dark green patina with red highlights, fields smoothed.

In the fall of 214 AD, Caracalla visited the shrine of Asclepius at Pergamum to seek the god's help in curing his various diseases that he had succumbed to while in Germany (probably physiological more so than psychological). Caracalla must have received some respite from his illnesses as he then ordered the reconstruction of the temple of Asclepius as well as the temples of Roma, the deified Augustus, Zeus Philus and the deified Trajan. Of course, these acts would have endeared Caracalla to the Pergamenes who then struck a special series of medallions commemorating this historic visit.
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(13 votes)
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Pergamon (BC 19-18) Aureus - Augustus9064 viewsAugustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AV Aureus (8.03g). Pergamum mint, struck 19-18 BC. AVGVSTVS, bare head right / Sphinx, with wings raised, seated left. Very rare and unusually well-preserved for this issue. Minor marks on obverse and a light scratch on reverse, otherwise EF. Ex CNG 36 (1995), lot 2343. 22222
(35 votes)
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Pergamon (AD 40-60) AE 15979 viewsClaudian era, ca 40-60 AD, under Roman protection, pseudo-autonomous. AE15 (3.82g). ΘΕΑN - ΡωΜΗN, draped bust of Roma right / ΘΕΟΝ CΥΝΚΛΗΤΟΝ, draped diademed bust of Senate right. VF.22222
(7 votes)
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Pergamon (AD 161-180) AE Medallion - Marcus Aurelius687 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE Medallion (35.58g, 41mm). A. Tullius Cratippus, strategus. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Helios in quadriga galloping left. Good VF, green patina, repaired small pits in obverse field, minor smoothing in reverse fields, minor enhancement to portrait. Rare. Ex Drewry Coll. (CNG 69, 6/2005), lot 984.22222
(6 votes)
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Pergamon (BC 450-400) Triobol1538 views5th century BC. AR Diobol (1.53g). Laureate head of Apollo right / Bearded head of satrap right, wearing Persian tiara, ΠΕΡΓ to left, within incuse square. EF, but flan chipped on edge from 4:00 to 6:00. Very rare.

The satrapal portrait cannot be positively identified, but stylistically it should be placed under either Eurysthenes or Gongylos, both administrators of the mid-late 5th century BC.
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(7 votes)
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Pergamon (AD 198-217) AE 45 - Caracalla577 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE45 - Medallion (47.49g, 45mm, 6h). M. Caerelius Attalus, strategus. Struck 214-215 AD. ΑVΤ[Ο] ΚPΑΤ Κ [ΜΑP]ΚΟC ΑVP ΑΝΤ[Ω]Ν[ΕΙΝΟC], laureate and cuirassed bust right, cuirass decorated with aegis; c/m: pellet within wreath; all in incuse / ΕΠΙ CΤPΑ Μ [ΚΑΙΠΕ]Λ ΑΤΤΑΛΟC ΠΕPΓΑΜ[ΗΝΩΝ] ΠΡΟ ΤΩΝ Γ [ΝΕΟΚΟP]ΩΝ, Caracalla standing left, holding sceptre in left hand, raising right hand toward serpent coiled around tree; a small figure of Telesphoros on basis between. Fine, dark brown patina with a few earthen patches. Drewry Coll.

Caracalla visited the temple of Pergamene Asclepius as he moved east to confront the Parthians in 214-215 AD. There, he participated in its rites, which included sleeping within the temple precinct and having the dreams incurred thereby interpreted. To commemorate this event, a number of huge medallic bronzes, including this coin, were issued.
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Pergamon (AD 41-50) Tetradrachm - Claudius1455 viewsClaudius, 41-54 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (11.53g). Pergamum mint, struck ca 41-50 AD. Bare head left / Claudius standing facing, holding globe and sceptre, crowned by female holding wreath and cornucopiae; both within distyle temple. Darkly toned, good VF.11111
(18 votes)
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Pergamon (BC 27) Denarius - Augustus1022 viewsAugustus. 27 BC-14 AD. AR Denarius (3.80g). Pergamum mint, struck 27 BC. Bare head right / Bull standing right. Good VF, some small scratches on obverse. Rare without flan crack. From the Tony Hardy Collection.00000
(6 votes)
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