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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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Masikytes (BC 39-35) Hemidrachm226 viewsLycian League, ca 39-35 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.91g). Laureate head of Apollo right / M-A, Lyra, snake in omphalos to left. EF.
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Lampsakos (BC 394-330) AV Stater - Zeus1077 viewsca 394-350 BC. AV Stater (8.51g). Laureate head of Zeus right, lotus flower behind at base of neck / Forepart right of curl-winged Pegasos in shallow incuse. Rare and of the best style! About Extremely Fine/ Choice Very Fine.
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Antiocheia (AD 253-268) AE 25 - Gallienus212 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE25 (6.26g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / KTICTHCAN-TIOXEΩN; male figure (the Founder) standing left holding uncertain objects. Very fine.
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Seleukeia (BC 100-AD 100) AE 19122 views2nd-1st centuries BC. AE18 (5.89g, 2h). Dioskourides, magistrate. Helmeted bust of Athena right / Owl standing left on branch. VF, green patina. Krizan Coll.; ex Edgar Owen (9/1998), lot B227.
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Hieropolis-Kastabala (AD 180-192) AE 20 - Commodus250 viewsCommodus, 180-192 AD. AE20 (6.59g). AV KOMOΔOC ЄVTVX, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / IЄPOΠO-ΛЄITωN, Herakles with club and chlamys standing right. Rare. Red-brown patina, gVF.
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Apollonia ad Rhyndakon (AD 96-98) AE 19 - Nerva1 viewsNerva, 96-98 AD. AE19 (3.86g). Laureate head r. Rev. Apollo, nude, standing r., holding arrow and resting elbow on tall column before him. Rare. Attractive dark green patina. gVF.
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Alabanda (BC 167/6) Tetradrachm395 viewsafter 167 BC. AR Staphanephoric Tetradrachm (16.94g, 34mm), dated 167 BC. Laureate head of Apollo right, hair falling down neck in large curls / ΑΛΑΒΑΝΔΕΩΝ, Pegasus flying right, A below (= year 1 of the local era). Large flan, slight weakness, EF. Very rare.
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Karia Uncertain (BC 500-490) Stater85 viewsca 500­-490 BC. AR Stater (21.5mm, 14.00g). Two dolphins right; pellet between; all within linear square border / Two rectangular incuses. VF, toned, granular surfaces, light scuff on reverse. Extremely rare issue with both dolphins right, only the von Aulock and CNG 96 specimens published.

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The Kaystrianoi (BC 200-50) AE 167 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 Severus23 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 III14 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 - Gallienus20 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 - Caracalla8 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 - Commodus12 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 - Macrinus20 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 1922 viewsTime of Nero, 54-68 AD. AE19 (4.67g). Radiate head right / Club in wreath. VF.Feb 20, 2017