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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

Region Cities/Mints Coins
Bithynia
17 677
Paphlagonia
11 158
Pontos
19 280
Troas
26 779
Mysia
31 1,093
Lesbos
9 469
Aiolis
12 318
Ionia
26 1,669
Lydia
40 1,079
Phrygia
56 986
Galatia
6 114
Karia
54 1,071
Lykia
35 468
Pamphylia
7 387
Pisidia
33 564
Lykaonia
11 79
Kappadokia
7 380
Kilikia
49 1,933
Cyprus
8 132
Asia Minor General
7 355
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(BC 116-101) Ariarathes VII - Tetradrachm801 viewsAriarathes VII, 116-101 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.44g), Eusebeia-Tyana mint. Diademed head of Antiochos VII of Syria right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΙΑΡΑΘΟΥ ΦΙΛΟΜΗΤΟΡΟΣ, Athena standing left, holding Nike in right hand, shield and spear in left; monograms in outer left field, O-Λ across field; all within wreath. EF. Unique.
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Thyateira (AD 198-209) AE 31 - Geta24 viewsGeta, as Caesar, 198-209 AD. AE31 (15.24g, 6h). Moschus, strategos. Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. Near VF, rough tan-brown surfaces. Extremely rare. Spradling Coll.; ex Lindgren Coll.
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Eirenopolis (AD 98-117) AE 22 - Trajan159 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD. AE22 (6.39g), dated CY 47 (98/99 AD). Laureate head right; countermark: head right in incuse square / Hygeia standing right, holding branch held downwards and bunch of grapes, feeding serpent from phiale. Fine, dark brown patina under some earthen encrustation. Ex Wagner Coll.
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Phokaia (BC 477-388) B58 - EL 1/6 Stater615 viewsca 480-440 BC. EL 1/6 Stater - Hekte (2.57g). Forepart of a cow running left; above, [seal] / Four-part incuse square. Good VF.
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Halikarnassos (BC 420-350) Persic Hemiobol314 viewsca 4th century BC. AR Hemiobol (8mm, 0.48g). Ram's head right / Young male head right, Karian legend. VF.
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Ninika-Klaudiopolis (AD 98-117) AE 24 - Trajan174 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD. AE24 (10.93g, 12h). IMP NER TPAI CAE AVG GER DAC; laureate bust right, slight drapery on far shoulder / COL IVL AVG FELI NINIC CLAVD; Eagle standing facing, head right, with wings displayed; vexilla flanking. Good very fine.
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Rhodes (BC 400) Tetradrachm517 viewsca 400 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 15.14g). Head of Helios facing 3/4 right, hair in separate curly locks falling outwards and downwards / ΡΟΔΙΩΝ, half-blown rose; eagle with closed wings to right, within incuse square. Struck in very high relief and unusually well-centered for this issue. A portrait of expressive classical style, lightly toned and good EF.
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Knidos (BC 300-225) Hemidrachm140 viewsca 300-225 BC. AR Hemidrachm (13mm, 1.39g, 12h). Rhodian standard. Bariphron, magistrate. Head of Aphrodite right / Bull’s head facing slightly right. VF, porous.

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The Kaystrianoi (BC 200-50) AE 162 views2nd-1st century BC. AE16 (3.04g, 1h). Laureate head of Apollo right / Winged kerykeion. Near VF, green patina, adjustment marks. Scarce city.Feb 25, 2017
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Mytilene (AD 193-211) AE 45 - Septimius Severus7 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE45 - Medallion (54.14g). AY KAI A CЄΠ CЄOYHPOC ΠЄPTINAΞ, laureate, cuirassed bust right, wearing aegis / ЄΠI CTPA APT ЄMΩNOC TOY CЄKOYN Emperor in military dress standing left, holding parazonium and sacrifing with a patera over lighted altar. Behind Nike holding palm and crowing him. In exergue, MYTIΛHNAIΩN. Extremely rare. Brown tone. gVF.Feb 20, 2017
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Nikomedeia (AD 238-244) AE 31 - Gordian III4 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE31 (19.52g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Nike standing facing, head left; holdin crown and palm branch. Rare. Nice light brown patina. VF.Feb 20, 2017
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Side (AD 253-268) AE 31 - Gallienus4 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE31 (19.01g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. gVF.Feb 20, 2017
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Synnada (AD 198-217) AE 23 - Caracalla3 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE23 (8.42g). Laureate bust right / CVNNA-ΔEΩN, Apollo standing left, holding branch. Attractive brown tone. gVF.Feb 20, 2017
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Kotiaeion (AD 177-192) AE 22 - Commodus5 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE22 (4.30g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Aklepius standing right, holding serpent-staff. Brown tone. VF.Feb 20, 2017
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Prusias ad Hypium (AD 217-218) AE 34 - Macrinus4 viewsMacrinus, 217-218 AD. AE34 (22.78g). Laurate and cuirassed bust right / Hercules standing left, wrestling giant Antaeus whom he is lifting off the ground. Brown-green patina. Light scratches on rev.; otherwise VF.

A giant of Libya and the son of Poseidon and Gaia (the earth goddess), Antaeus would challenge travelers to wrestling matches, easily killing his opponents and collecting their bones to construct a temple to his father. Antaeus had defeated most of his opponents until it came to his fight with Heracles. Upon finding that he could not beat Antaeus by throwing him to the ground as he would reheal due to his parentage (Gaia), Heracles discovered the secret of his power. Holding Antaeus aloft, Heracles crushed him in a bearhug.
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Komana (AD 54-68) AE 194 viewsTime of Nero, 54-68 AD. AE19 (4.67g). Radiate head right / Club in wreath. VF.Feb 20, 2017