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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Smyrna (AD 79-91) AE 21 - Julia Titi1721 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)
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) Figural - EL Stater1744 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 Unpublished.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)
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Priene (BC 240-170) AE 16436 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)
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Priene (BC 335-320) AE 16543 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)
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Chios (BC 412-334) Tetradrachm931 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)
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Priene (AD 69-79) AE 20708 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)
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Priene (BC 180-44) Drachm808 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.
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(15 votes)
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Priene (BC 150-125) AE 20486 viewsca 150-125 BC. AE20 (6.98g). Achilleides, magistrate. Helmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing right on amphora; flower and ivy leaf on either side, magistrate ΑΧΙΛΛ[ΕΙ/ΔΗΣ], below. Good VF, dark brown and green patina.22222
(8 votes)
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Kolophon (BC 500-480) Hemiobol407 viewsca 500-480 BC. AR Hemiobol (0.33g, 7mm). Head of Apollo right, hair tied / Quadripartite incuse square, with granular patterns, pellet in center. aVF. 22222
(16 votes)
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Klazomenai (BC 500-480) Diobol620 viewsca 499-494 BC. AR Diobol (1.10g). Forepart of winged boar flying right, A above / Quadripartite incuse square. VF.22222
(5 votes)
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Ephesos (BC 160-150) Tetradrachm591 viewsca 166-67 BC. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (12.76g, 11h), struck 160-150 BC. Cista mystica with serpent; all within ivy wreath / ΕΦΕ, bow-case with serpents; cult statue of Artemis Ephesia to right. EF, attractive dark gray tone with yellow hues around the devices.22222
(7 votes)
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Ephesos (BC 550-500) 1/3393 viewsca 550 BC. AR Diobol (1.02g). Bee with straight wings / Incuse punch. Good VF, nicely centered.22222
(6 votes)
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Priene (BC 330-290) AE 12446 viewsca 330-280 BC. AE12 (1.04g). Head of Athena right, wearing crested helmet / ΠΡΙΗ - ΦΟΡΜΙΩΝ (magistrate) legend in two lines within circular maeander pattern. EF, black patina under a dusting of earthen encrustation. Ex Frank Sternberg Auk. XI (11/1981), lot 134.22222
(6 votes)
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Priene (BC 200-100) Drachm576 viewsca 2nd century BC. AR Drachm (3.93g). Head of Athena right, wearing pendant earring and triple-crested Attic helmet / ΠΡΙΗΝΕΩΝ, lidded amphora, magistrate’s name ΑΝΑΞΙΛΑ[Σ] to right. Extremely rare. Flan crack. Good very fine.22222
(7 votes)
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Smyrna (AD 241-244) AE - Tranquillina389 viewsTranquillina, Augusta, 241-244 AD. AE Diassarion (5.16g, 6h). Struck 241-244 AD. Draped bust right / Hercules standing left, with lion skin over forearm, holding cantharus and club. VF, red-brown patina. Ex Cain Coll.; ex Lindgren Coll.22222
(7 votes)
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) Geometric - EL 1/24783 viewsca 650-600 BC. EL 1/24 Stater - Obol (6mm, 0.67g). Milesian standard. Geometric cross-hatching / Circular radiate incuse punch. VF for issue.22222
(7 votes)
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Miletos (BC 550-525) Stater524 viewsca mid-6th century BC. AR Stater (11.82g) Forepart of lion left, head turned right / Irregular incuse square.22222
(7 votes)
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Priene (BC 150-125) AE 21494 viewsca 150-125 BC. AE21 (9.50g). Achilleides, magistrate. Helmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing right on amphora; flower and ivy leaf on either side, magistrate ΑΧΙΛΛΕΙ/ΔΗΣ, below. Good VF, dark brown and green patina, nicely struck.22222
(8 votes)
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Magnesia (BC 155-140) Tetradrachm458 viewsca 155-140 BC. AR Tetradrachm (30mm, 16.53g). Erognetos (son of) Zopyrionos, "magistrate." Diademed bust of Artemis right, quiver over shoulder / Apollo standing left, tall tripod behind; ΗΡΟΓΝΗΤΟΣ ZΩΠΥΡΙΩΝΟΣ to left, ΜΑΓΝΗΤΩΝ to right, maeander pattern below. EF, small scratch in obverse field behind head.22222
(8 votes)
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) EL Stater886 viewsca 650-600 BC. EL Stater (14.32g). Milesian standard. Striated type. Flattened striated surface / Two rough incuse punches separated by a cleft. VF. Extremely rare, one of seven known staters of this type. The same cleft was also used on the following hemistaters: CNG 70, lot 271; CNG 69, lot 421; and CNG 67, lot 702. The punch on the right was also used on the trite below (lot 940), and the following hemistaters and trites: Triton VIII, lot 434; CNG 70, lots 271 and 272; CNG 69, lots 421-422; and CNG 67, lots 702 and 703.22222
(9 votes)
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Teos (BC 470-449) Stater380 viewsca 470/65-449 BC. AR Stater (12.03g). Griffin with curled wings seated right, forepaw raised; owl to right / Quadripartite incuse square. EF, lightly toned, die break in obverse field, small split on edge. Well centered and attractive, finer than the four specimens cited by Balcer.22222
(5 votes)
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Pedasa (BC 4th cent) AE 12884 viewsca 4th cent BC. AE12 (1.56g, 12h). Head of Athena right wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with palmette / ΠΗΔΑ−ΣΕΩ[Ν], owl standing right, head facing. VF, dark green patina. Extremely rare, apparently the second known coin of this city.

The city of Pedasa near Miletos was not known to have issued coins until von Aulock published a single small bronze coin in 1975. This piece, of the same legend and designs, appears now to be the second known coin of this city. Von Aulock proposed a date during the autonomous interval between 196 BC, when Pedasa was declared a free city, and 175 BC, when Pedasa joined in union with Miletos. However, the fabric, style, and letter forms all point to a more likely date in the early 4th century BC.
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(5 votes)
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Ephesos (BC 280-258) Octobol636 viewsca 280-258 BC. AR Octobol (5.06g). ...lios, magistrate. Head of Artemis right; bow and quiver behind shoulder / Forepart of kneeling stag right, head turned back; Ε - Φ, palm to left, bee in field to right, ΛΙΟΣ (magistrate) to right. Good style, EF. Ex Auktion Hess 257 (Luzern, 1986), lot 122.22222
(5 votes)
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Teos (BC 300) Didrachm757 viewsca 300 BC. AR Didrachm (5.99g). Griffin seated right / Anakreon seated right, plucking a lyre; magistrate [ΠΡ]ΟΚΛΕΙΔΗΣ. Unpublished types. Nicely toned, good VF, strike a bit uneven on the obverse. Unique.

This is the second known example of an Anakreon didrachm, the first being a coin that turned up last year with the magistrate's name Aristonax. The magistrate Prokleides also appears on a drachm that shares its obverse die with an Aristonax drachm (see CNG Auction 55, lot 519). Anakreon (fl. late 6th Century BC) was a lyric poet who was a native of Teos. This issue marks his first appearance on a coin, and in fact this is probably the first appearance of any poet on a coin. Anakreon continued to appear on coins from Teos down through Roman times.
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(5 votes)
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Smyrna (AD 253-268) AE 27 - Gallienus484 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE27 (7.52g, 6h). ΑVΤ Κ Π ΛΙΚ_[ΙΝ] ΓΑΛΛΙΗΝΟC, laureate draped cuirassed bust right / CΜVΡΝΑΙΩΝ Γ Ν_ΕΩΚΟΡΩΝ [..]ΙΠ[ΠΙΚΟV] ΦΙΛΗ_ΤΟV, the Amazon Smyrna, turreted and cuirassed, standing facing, head left, holding bipennis and pelta right.22222
(21 votes)
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Smyrna (AD 98-117) AE - Trajan496 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD. AE Pentassarion (20.63g, 1h). Cl. Proclus, stephanophorus, and Cl. Bion, strategus. Struck 100-105 AD. Laureate head right / Hercules standing left, with lion skin over forearm and holding club, being crowned with wreath by female figure standing facing with head left. VF, green patina, minor roughness. Ex Cain Coll.22222
(9 votes)
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Ephesos (AD 198-217) AE 36 - Caracalla606 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE36. Bust of Caracalla right / Temple of Artemis. Very rare. VF. Ex Duke of Argyll collection.22222
(13 votes)
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Phokaia (BC 625-575) B02 - EL 1/24 Stater739 viewsca 625-575 BC. EL 1/24 Stater (0.63g). Head of griffin left / Irregular incuse square punch. Good VF. Well centered. Ex Jonathan P. Rosen Collection (Muenzen und Medaillen 72, 10/1987), lot 95; Numismatic Fine Arts IV (2/1979), lot 283.22222
(6 votes)
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Ephesos (AD 82-96) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Domitia658 viewsDomitia, wife of Domitian. Augusta, 82-96 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (11.06g, 6h). Ephesus (or Rome) mint. Struck 82 AD. Draped bust right / Venus standing right, leaning on cippus, holding helmet and sceptre. Near VF, toned. Rare. Ex CNG 60 (5/2002), lot 1630. While no decisive evidence exists for the location of the mint of the cistophori during the reigns of Vespasian through Trajan, the style, legends, and, in particular, the consistent die axis point to Rome, suggesting that these coins were minted in the capital and then sent to Asia for local use.22222
(6 votes)
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Priene (BC 290-250) Drachm560 viewsca 290-270 BC. AR Drachm (3.42g). Head of Athena left, wearing crested helmet / Trident, ΠΡΙΗ to left, ΛΥΣΑΓΟ (magistrate) to right, all within circular maeander pattern. Good VF, light porosity. Rare denomination.22222
(6 votes)
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Magnesia (BC 160-150) Tetradrachm363 viewsca 160-150 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.72g, 12h). Herognetos (son of) Zopyrionos, "magistrate." Diademed and draped bust of Artemis right, quiver over shoulder / Apollo Delphios standing left, resting on tripod; ΗΡΟΓΝΗΤΟΣ ZΩΠΥΡΙΩΝΟΣ to left, ΜΑΓΝΗΤΩΝ to right, maeander pattern below; all within laurel wreath. Superb EF, tiny die break from chin.22222
(7 votes)
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Ephesos (AD 69-79) Denarius - Vespasian577 viewsVespasian, 69-79 AD. AR Denarius (3.12g, 18.20mm). IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS II TRP PP, laureate head right / CONCORDIA- AVG, Cerus seated left, hoding corn-ears and poppy, and cornucopia; [BY]. Almost extremely fine.22222
(7 votes)
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Teos (BC 375) Drachm1492 viewsca 375 BC. AR Drachm (3.56g). Griffin seated right, left paw raised / Granulated incuse square with broad bands dividing it into 4 sections; ΤΗΙΩΝ on 1 band, ΑΓΝΩΝ (magistrate) on other. Attractively toned EF, choice flan. Rare. Ex Jameson Coll., 1518.22222
(10 votes)
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Ephesos (BC 280-258) Octobol803 viewsca 280-258 BC. AR Octobol (5.05g). Aristagoras, magistrate. Head of Artemis right; bow and quiver behind / Forepart of kneeling stag right, head turned back; Ε-Φ, palm to left, bee in field to right, ΑΡΙΣΤΑΓΟ[ΡΑΣ] (magistrate) to right. Good style, EF. Unpublished variant (?) of a rare type.22222
(12 votes)
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) Horse - EL 1/12951 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL 1/12 Stater - Hemihekte (8mm, 1.17g). Milesian standard. Figural type. Horse head left / Incuse square punch. VF.22222
(15 votes)
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Ephesos (AD 117-138) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Hadrian426 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (11.03g, 1h). Struck after 128 AD. Bare head right / Aesculapius standing left, leaning on serpent-entwined staff; c/m: IMP (ligate) VES AV(AV ligate) G in incuse. VF. Overstruck on an uncertain cistophorus which bore the IMP VES AVG countermark. The countermark was present on the undertype and was not obliterated by the overstrike.22222
(7 votes)
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Kolophon (BC 100-0) AE 19638 views1st century BC. AE19 (5.19g). Pytheos, magistrate. Homer sitting left on chair with high backrest, holding book in left hand, supporting head with right, ΠΥΘΕΟΣ to left / Apollo in long garb standing right, holding Kithara in left hand, plektron in right, ΚΟΛΟΦΩΝΙΩΝ to left.22222
(7 votes)
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) EL 1/4 Stater593 viewsca 650-600 BC. EL 1/4 Stater (3.67g). Milesian standard. Striated type. Flattened "haphazard" striated surface / Cleft and incuse punch. Good VF. Unpublished, possibly unique. The striated type appears to encompass two varieties, one with roughly parallel striations on the obverse, as the previous three lots, or haphazard striations, as here and on the following lot.22222
(6 votes)
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Ephesos (BC 550-500) 1/6412 viewsca 6th century BC. AR Obol (0.54g). Bee / Quadripartite incuse square. Toned, EF. Rare.22222
(6 votes)
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Chios (BC 478-431) Didrachm563 viewsca 478-431 BC. AR Didrachm (15mm, 7.78g). Sphinx seated left, grape bunch above amphora to left; within convex circle / Quadripartite incuse square. VF, toned, some obverse die rust.22222
(5 votes)
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Phokaia (BC 477-388) B87 - EL 1/6 Stater503 viewsca 477-388 BC. EL Hekte (2.52g). Head of satyr left, wearing ivy wreath; [small seal below] / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF, toned. Well struck.22222
(5 votes)
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Smyrna (AD 117-138) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Hadrian413 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (10.94g, 6h), struck after late 128 AD. Bare head right / Two Nemeses standing facing, vis-a-vis, each holding out fold of drapery; the left also holding a bridle, the right a rule. VF. Overstruck on an uncertain undertype.22222
(5 votes)
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Teos (BC 450-400) Stater363 viewsca 450-400 BC. AR Stater (11.75g). Griffin with curled wings seated right, left forepaw raised; forepart of Pegasos to right, within dotted circle / Quadripartite incuse square. Toned, VF. Rare symbol.22222
(5 votes)
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Smyrna (AD 198-217) AE 45 - Caracalla492 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE45 - Medallion (50g). A K M AYP-ANTΩNEINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right /CMYPNAIΩN ΠPΩ/ TΩN ACIAC Γ N/ EΩKOPΩN/ TΩN CEB EΠI / AYP XAPI/ ΔH-MOY, three four-column temples with wreaths on facade; in the right temple, a statue of Tiberius standing left, on facade TI; in the middle temple, a statue of Roma seated left on facade PΩ; on the left temple, a statue of Hadrian standing right, on facade AΔ. Extremely rare. A little rough, smoothed, very fine.22222
(5 votes)
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Ephesos (AD 193-211) AE 22 - Septimius Severus396 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE22 (5.63g). Laureate bust right / Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae.22222
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Klazomenai (BC 375-340) AE562 viewsca 4th century BC. AE (4.90g). Head of Athena facing slightly to right, wearing Attic helmet / Ram walking right, ΚΛΑZΟΜΕ/ΝΙΩΝ above, thunderbolt to right. Light brown patina, VF.22222
(5 votes)
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Klazomenai (BC 480-400) Drachm989 views5th century BC. AR Drachm (3.56g). Forepart of winged boar flying right, ΚΛΑ above / Head of ram right, in shallow incuse square. Toned, EF.22222
(5 votes)
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Ephesos (BC 258-202) Didrachm1319 viewsca 258-202 BC. AR Didrachm (6.52g). Zoes, magistrate. Head of Artemis right; bow and quiver behind / Forepart of kneeling stag right, head turned back; Ε - Φ, ZΩΗΣ (magistrate) to left, bee in field to right. VF.22222
(12 votes)
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Ephesos (AD 238-244) AE 29 - Gordian III408 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE29 (9.70g) AΠHMH IEPA EΦΕΣΙΩΝ22222
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Magnesia (BC 465-459) Trihemiobol - Themistokles1783 viewsThemistokles (died 459 BC), Satrap of Magnesia, ca 465-460 BC. AR Trihemiobol (1.08g). Bearded head of Themistokles right, wearing diadem / ΘΕ monogram in dotted square, within incuse square. EF. Arguably, one of the first representations of an actual person on a coin.22222
(7 votes)
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) EL Stater1630 viewsca 650-600 BC. EL Stater (17.60g). Samian-Euboeic standard. Blank / Circular incuse with geometric whirl pattern. EF. Unpublished.

This piece is distinctive for its elaborate circular shape of its punch without any "obverse" type. At this point in the early development of coinage, it appears that no convention had yet been established that one side or the other was to bear the primary design.
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(13 votes)
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Miletos (BC 600-550) EL 1/12 Stater585 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL 1/12 Stater - Hemihekte (1.18g). Lion's head left / Punch with four pellets connected to central pellet. Very fine.22222
(6 votes)
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Smyrna (AD 238-244) AE 35 - Gordian III520 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE35 - Medallion (23.20g, 6h). (Claudius) Rufinus Sophistes, strategus. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Three neocorate temples, the central one in elevation, with statue of Zeus, the two side tetrastyle temples in perspective; ΠOVΦINOV COΦI in two lines in exergue. VF, brown surfaces.22222
(5 votes)
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Ephesos (AD 117-138) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Hadrian460 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (10.76g, 6h), struck after 128 AD. Bare head right / Cult statue of Diana (Artemis) Leucophryne(?) crowned with wreaths by flanking Nikai; eagles at sides. VF. Overstruck on a cistophorus of Augustus. Extremely rare, only three specimens cited by Metcalf.22222
(5 votes)
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Teos (BC 478-465) Stater362 viewsca 478-465 BC. AR Stater (11.91g, 23mm). Griffin with curled wings seated right, left forepaw raised; facing panther's head to right, T-H-I-Ω-N around, within linear circle / Quadripartite incuse square. aEF. Ex Leu Sale 45 (1988), lot 221.22222
(5 votes)
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Ephesos (BC 500-420) 1/3575 viewsca 546-500 BC. AR Diobol (1.02g). Bee with straight wings, E-Φ, withinf dotted circle / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF.22222
(5 votes)
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Smyrna (AD 130) AE 38 - Antinoos679 viewsAntinous, favorite of Hadrian, died 130 AD. AE38 - Medallion (46.40g, 12h). Polemon, magistrate. ANTINOOC HRΩC, bare head left / ΠΟΛΕΜΩΝ ΑΝΕΘ ΗΚΕ CΜΥPΝΑΙΟC, bull standing right. VF, red-brown patina, some smoothing, outlines of letters and portrait strengthened. Extremely rare, one of three known, two of which are in museums (Berlin and Gotha). From the David A. Dowdy Collection. Ex Waddell I (12/1982), lot 216; Muenzen und Medaillen 52 (6/1975), lot 651; E.S.G. Robinson Collection (Hess-Leu 17, 3/1961), lot 182; Vicomte de Sartiges Collection (Ars Classica 18, 10/1938), lot 228; Consul Weber Collection (Hirsch XXIV, 5/1909), lot 1484.22222
(5 votes)
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Chios (BC 431-412) Drachm595 viewsca 5th cent BC. AR Drachm (3.68g). Sphinx seated left, amphora to left / Quadripartite incuse square, granules in quarters. Good VF.22222
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Kolophon (BC 389-350) Diobol415 viewsca 389-350 BC. AR Diobol (0.98g). Laureate head of Apollo left / Lyre of five strings, ΚΟΛOΦΩ to left, [ΠΥ]ΘΟΔΩΡΟ[Σ] (magistrate) to right. Light corrosion, VF.22222
(5 votes)
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Phokaia (BC 600-522) B01 - EL 1/6 Stater718 viewsca 600-522 BC. EL Hekte (2.54g). Seal (fwkh) swimming along to left, looking back over its shoulder; annulet below / Rough quadripartite incuse square. Good VF. Extremely rare; the only coin in Bodenstedt's corpus illustrated with a line drawing! Bodenstedt identifies the device below the seal as a theta, but there is no evidence it is a letter.22222
(9 votes)
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Geometric bee - EL 1/3848 viewsca 7th-6th cent BC. EL 1/3 Stater - Trite (4.69g). Milesian standard. Bee / Ornamented quadripartite incuse square. EF. Extremely rare.22222
(9 votes)
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Ephesos (AD 117-138) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Hadrian434 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (10.73g, 12h), struck after 128 AD. Bare head right / Aesculapius standing left, leaning on serpent-entwined staff. VF, light scratches in fields.22222
(6 votes)
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Ephesos (AD 238-244) AE 22 - Gordian III461 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE22 (5.23g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Artemis subduing a stag, grasping it by its antlers, left knee on its back; star in exergue. VF, thick green and brown patina, light roughness. Wagner Coll.22222
(8 votes)
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 625-600) Geometric - EL 1/12575 viewsca 625-600 BC. EL 1/12 Stater - Hemihekte (1.47g). Euboic standard. Geometric type. Three-sided square with central projection, surrounded by radiate lines / Rough incuse square punch. Good VF. Very rare. Struck from the same obverse die as the Boston specimen, and the same die and punch as the others and the following lot.22222
(8 votes)
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Ephesos (BC 625-600) EL 1/96 Stater1995 viewsPhanes, ca 625-600 BC. EL 1/96 Stater (0.14g). Head of stag right / Incuse square punch with raised lines within. VF. Extremely rare, the second recorded.22222
(8 votes)
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Ephesos (BC 500-420) 1/48445 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Hemitetartemorion (0.07g, 5mm). Bee / Forepart of lion right. aEF.22222
(15 votes)
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Ephesos (BC 290-281) Octobol532 viewsca 288-280 BC. AR Octobol (5.54g). Goneus, magistrate. Veiled head of Arsinoë right / Bow and quiver; monogram and [Γ]ΟΝΕΥΣ to left, bee to upper right. VF. Rare.

Lysimachos made himself master of Ephesos in 295 and shortly thereafter changed the city's name to Arsinoeia in honor of his wife, the daughter of Ptolemy I. After the death of Lysimachos in 280, Arsinoe married her half brother Ptolemy Ceraunus and finally her full brother Ptolemy II. She became the first Ptolemaic ruler to enter the Egyptian temples as "temple-sharing goddess" and was revered by the later Ptolemies.
22222
(11 votes)
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Phokaia (BC 477-388) B82 - EL 1/6 Stater704 viewsca 477-388 BC. EL Hekte (2.52g). Head of Hermes left, wearing Petasos; seal to right / Quatripartite incuse square. aEF.22222
(7 votes)
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Kolophon (BC 525-500) Tetartemorion1111 viewslate 6th cent BC. AR Persic Tetartemorion (0.19g). Archaic style head of Apollo left / Rough incuse square. Good VF.22222
(7 votes)
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Ephesos (BC 625-600) EL 1/24 Stater609 viewsPhanes, ca 625-600 BC. EL Hemihekte - 1/12 Stater (1.14g). Forepart of stag left, head reverted; three pellets to left / Incuse square punch with raised lines within. VF. Very rare.22222
(7 votes)
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Teos (BC 150) Hemidrachm505 viewsca mid 2nd century BC. AR Triobol (1.85g). Laureate head of Dionysos right; thyrsos behind / Lyre, ΤΗΙ-ΩΝ. VF. Rare.22222
(7 votes)
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Ephesos (AD 218-222) AE 28 - Elagabalus426 viewsElagabalus, 218-222 AD. AE28 (11.38g). Fourth neocorate. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Bust of the emperor right within wreath. Near Fine, brown patina.

An interesting type showing that Elagabalus had bestowed upon Ephesus the neocorate four times. For this sort of outlandish behavior Elagabalus was assassinated, and the city which had received this special privilege was stripped of its title.
22222
(6 votes)
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Ephesos (BC 138) Tetradrachm512 viewsca 166-67 BC. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (12.70g, 1h), dated RY 2 of Attalos III of Pergamon (138/7 BC). Cista mystica with serpent; all within ivy wreath / ΕΦΕ, bow-case with serpents; to right, B above bust of Artemis Ephesia. EF.22222
(6 votes)
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Phokaia (BC 477-388) B55 - EL 1/6 Stater 1365 viewsca 477-388 BC. EL Hekte (2.55g, 10mm). Cicada, seal above / Quatripartite incuse square. EF.22222
(6 votes)
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Phokaia (BC 521-478) B31 - EL 1/6 Stater941 viewsca 521-478 BC. EL Hekte (2.57g, 12mm). Female head left, wearing helmet or close fitting cap; [seal to right] / Quadripartite incuse square. EF.22222
(6 votes)
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) EL 1/3 Stater637 viewsca 650-600 BC. EL 1/3 Stater - Trite (4.38g). Samian-Euboeic standard, plain type. Flattened plain surface. / Tripartite incuse square punch. Unpublished. Rare early tripartite incuse issue. Good very fine.22222
(6 votes)
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Magnesia (BC 459) Hemiobol525 viewsca 459 BC, probably an issue of Archepolis. AR Hemiobol (0.36g). Bearded head of Herakles left / Head of eagle right, MA below, within incuse square. Very fine.
22222
(9 votes)
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Geometric - EL 1/6987 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL 1/6 Stater - Hekte (9-10mm, 2.29g). Geometric type. Geometric design consisting of an in-folded square bisected by crossing lines / Incuse punch with "fishbone" pattern of lines and dots. Good VF.22222
(22 votes)
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion 1 - EL 1/6583 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL 1/6 Stater - Hekte (2.25g). Milesian standard. Figural type. Head of lion right / Single divided punch with volute design. Unpublished. Near VF. 22222
(8 votes)
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Phokaia (BC 521-478) B44 - EL 1/6 Stater731 viewsca 521-478 BC. EL Hekte (2.59g). Head of Ares left, wearing Attic helmet / Incuse with 6? divisions. VF. Rare. Ex Rosen coll. 593 and Lanz Auk. 52 (1990), lot 213.22222
(8 votes)
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Ephesos (BC 290-281) Octobol422 viewsEphesos (as Arsinoeia), ca 290-281 BC. AR Octobol (5.49g, 12h). Erxias, magistrate. Veiled head of Arsinoë right / Bow and quiver; monogram and [E]RXIAS to left, bee to upper right. VF, minor porosity. Very rare, and this magistrate only published on the Kayhan diobol (and coin #4689).22222
(5 votes)
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) EL 1/6 Stater565 viewsca 650-600 BC. EL Hekte - 1/6 Stater (2.28g). Milesian standard. Striated type. Flattened "haphazard" striated surface / Double incuse punch. Good VF. Although the present specimen does not have one of its square punches oriented diagonally, as the Weidauer specimens, the punches share common characteristics, such as a featureless surface and sides with vertical striations.22222
(5 votes)
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Ephesos (BC 390-325) Tetradrachm728 viewsca 390-325 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.27g, 12h), struck ca 360-350 BC. Kallidamas, magistrate. Bee with straight wings / Forepart of stag right; palm tree to left, ΚΑΛΛΙΔΑΜΑΣ to right. VF, toned. Well struck. Rare magistrate. Sullivan Coll.22222
(5 votes)
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Ephesos (AD 117-138) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Hadrian512 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (11.00g, 7h), struck after 128 AD. Bare-headed and draped bust right, seen from behind / Temple of Diana (Artemis) Ephesia: ornate tetrastyle temple set on three-tiered base, pediment decorated with figures; cult statue of Diana within. VF. Overstruck on a cistophorus of Mark Antony and Octavia.22222
(5 votes)
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Phokaia (BC 521-478) 1/12 Stater1313 viewsca late 6th cent BC. AR Trihemiobol (1.33g). Female head left, wearing helmet or close fitting cap / Quadripartite incuse square. Toned EF, slightly grainy surfaces. Very nice for this issue.22222
(5 votes)
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Phokaia (BC 530-500) Obol570 viewsca 6th century BC. AR Obol (0.71g). Head of griffin left / Quadripartite incuse square. VF.22222
(5 votes)
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Herakleia ad Latmon (BC 165) Tetradrachm621 viewsca 165-140 BC. AR Tetradrachm (32mm, 17.02g, 9h). Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with Pegasos above the foreparts of five galloping horses / ΗΡΑΚΛΕΩΤΩΝ, club; below, two monograms flanking an owl standing right; all within oak wreath. Near EF, attractive dark iridescent toning.22222
(5 votes)
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Kolophon (BC 450-410) Tetartemorion385 viewsLate fifth century BC. AR Tetartemorion (0.33g). Laureate head Apollo right / TE symbol or mark of value, corn grain to left. Very fine.22222
(5 votes)
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Phokaia (BC 521-478) B43 - EL 1/6 Stater1046 viewsca 521-478 BC. EL Hekte (2.51g). Facing head of Satyr, [seal to left] / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF. Scarce, only 9 specimens cited by Bodenstedt for this type.22222
(14 votes)
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) EL Stater799 viewsca 650-600 BC. EL Stater (14.32g). Milesian standard. Striated type. Flattened striated surface / Two rough incuse punches separated by a cleft. VF. Extremely rare, one of seven known staters of this type. Struck from the same cleft as the following hemistater (lot 271), and the hemistaters in CNG 69, lot 421, and CNG 67, lot 702.22222
(7 votes)
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Phokaia (BC 521-478) B29 - EL 1/6 Stater707 viewsca 520-500 BC. EL Hekte (2.59g). Three seals swimming in a circle to L around a central pellet / Quadripartite incuse square. Extremely attractive and well struck. Good EF. 22222
(7 votes)
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Klazomenai (BC 375-340) AE 12625 viewsca 375-340 BC. AE12 (1.71g). Head of Athena left, wearing crested Attic helmet and necklace / Recumbent ram left; ΑΠ-ΟΛΛΩ-[ΝΙΟΣ] (?) (magistrate). Good VF, black patina with a trace of earthen encrustation.22222
(8 votes)
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion 2 - EL 1/12696 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL Hemihekte (1.17g). Milesian standard. Figural type. Facing lion's head / Incuse punch. Good VF.22222
(9 votes)
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Ephesos (AD 217-218) AE 29 - Macrinus401 viewsMacrinus, 217-218 AD. AE29 (14.28g). Bust right / Artemis aiming bow right.22222
(11 votes)
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Phokaia (BC 477-388) B62 - EL 1/6 Stater997 viewsca 477-388 BC. EL Hekte (11mm, 2.54g). Head of nymph left, hair in sphendone; seal to right / Quadripartite incuse square. Superb EF. The second known from these dies, and the finest. Ex Tkalec Auc. 2005 (5/2005), lot 79.22222
(10 votes)
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Phokaia (BC 477-388) B90 - EL 1/6 Stater860 viewsca 477-388 BC. EL Hekte (2.56g). Head of nymph left; seal below / Quadripartite incuse square. EF.22222
(8 votes)
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Phokaia (BC 521-478) B41 - EL 1/6 Stater581 viewsca 521-478 BC. EL Hekte (2.57g). Helmeted head of Athena left; seal to right / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF. Extremely rare, only seven specimens listed by Bodenstedt. 22222
(8 votes)
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Phokaia (BC 600-522) B02 - EL 1/6 Stater4082 viewsca 625-550 BC. EL Hekte (2.60g). Head of seal left; small seal to right / Quadripartite incuse square. Near EF. Rare.11111
(25 votes)
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Miletos (BC 600-550) EL 1/12 Stater884 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL 1/12th Stater - Hemihekte (7mm, 1.06g). Milesian standard. Lion's head right / Quadripartite incuse, dot at center and ends connected by lines. Good VF, Scarce.11111
(7 votes)
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Phokaia (BC 600-522) B21 - EL 1/6 Stater906 viewsca 600-522 BC. EL Hekte (2.56g). Head of bull left, dotted truncation; seal (fwkh) above the forehead / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF, sharp strike and nicely centered.11111
(7 votes)
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