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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 1,095
Lesbos
9 470
Aiolis
12 320
Ionia
26 1,669
Lydia
40 1,086
Phrygia
56 994
Galatia
6 114
Karia
54 1,074
Lykia
35 468
Pamphylia
7 388
Pisidia
33 566
Lykaonia
11 80
Kappadokia
7 380
Kilikia
49 1,935
Cyprus
8 132
Asia Minor General
7 358
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Smyrna (AD 37-41) AE 19 - Caligula437 viewsCaligula, with Drusilla, 37-41 AD. AE19 (3.51g), struck ca 37-38 AD. GAION KAICAR - A GERMANIKON EPI [AOUIOLA]. Laureate head of Caligula right / DROUC[ILLAN ZMURNAIW]N MHN-OFANHC. Drusilla with poppies and scepter sitting left. Dark green patina, aEF.
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Philomelion (AD 244-249) AE 25 - Philip I10 viewsPhilip I Arabs, 244-249 AD. AE25 (9.89g). M. Nestoros, magistrate. AYT K M IOYΛ ΦIΛIΠΠO CЄB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΦΙΛOMHΛЄΩN ЄΠI MAPKOY NЄCTOPOC, river god Gallos reclining left, holding cornucopia and reed, and resting elbow upon overturned urn from which liquid flows. Very rare. VF.
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Karia Uncertain (BC 400-340) Hemiobol229 viewsca 400-340 BC. AR Hemiobol (0.52g). Head and neck of lion turning left within linear circle / Head of bull left, Karian letters around. gVF. Rare. R. Mueller coll.
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Mopsos (AD 253-260) AE 34 - Valerian I328 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE34 (19.20g, 12h). Dated CY 323 (255/6 AD). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / River-god Pyramus, holding cornucopia, reclining left on river bridge consisting of five arches; ΔΩΡЄΑ in spans, triumphal arches at either end; ЄT Γ/KT (date) in upper field. EF, dark brown patina, minor roughness.

The Greek word δωρεά (gift) indicates that the bridge was the result of imperial munificence. It is quite possible that, as the city was situated on a major route eastward into Commagene and Cyrrhestica, and consequently the Persian frontier, the bridge was constructed to ensure rapid deployment of Roman troops to the East.
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Dardanos (BC 480-450) Trihemiobol278 views5th century BC. AR Trihemiobol(?) (1.16g, 8mm, 12h). Cock standing right / Incuse head of horse left. VF, small die break in field on obverse. Extremely rare.
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Nikaia (AD 222-235) AE 24 - Severus Alexander98 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE24 (10.16g, 7h). Radiate head right / Dionysus standing left, emptying cantharus and holding thyrsus. VF, green and brown patina, some smoothing.
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Kaisareia (AD 177-192) AE 28 - Commodus99 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE28 (15.00g, 12h). Dated RY 11 (190 AD). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Agalma of Mt. Argaeus set on altar inscribed ЄT IA (date). VF, green patina.
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Leukai (BC 350-300) AE 10491 viewsca 350-300 BC. AE10 (1.26g). Laureate head of Apollo left / Swan standing left with open wings, head down, ΜΗΤΡΟΔ... (magistrate) above, ΛΕΟ to left. VF, black patina, earthen encrustation. Very rare and apparently an unpublished denomination.

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Aigeai (AD 81-96) AE 29 - Domitian2 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE29 (12.179g 6h). Dated CY 142 (95/6 AD). (AYTO KAIΣAP) ΔOMITIANOΣ ΣEBAΣTOΣ ΓEPMAN, laureate head right, with aegis / (AIΓEAIΩN) / BMP (date, left field) / ΦIΛΩTA ΘEOΔOC (right field), Athena Alkidemos standing right, holding spear and shield. VF, green patina, very rare. Tricarico coll.Apr 13, 2017
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Thyateira (AD 81-96) AE 16 - Domitia5 viewsDomitia (wife of Domitian, 81-96 AD). AE16 (3.085g, 5h). ΔOMITIA CEBACTH, draped bust right / ΘIATEIPHNΩN, Lyre. VF, scarce, ex Plankenhron coll. Tricarico coll.Apr 13, 2017
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Sardeis (AD 81-96) AE 21 - Domitia7 viewsDomitia (wife of Domitian, 81-96 AD). AE21 (4.832g, 12h). ΔOMITIA CEBACTH, draped bust right / EΠI T ΦΛ MHTPOΔΩPOY TO B CARΔIANΩN, Boule standing right, confronting Nemesis standing left. Scarce, VF. ex Plankenhorn coll. Tricarico coll.Apr 13, 2017
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Mostene (AD 69-79) AE 26 - Vespasian5 viewsVespasian, 69-79 AD. AE26 (4.31g). KAICAP OYECΠACIANOC, laureate head right / KAICAPEΩN MOCTHNΩΝ, Hero riding horse left, holding bipennis over shoulder. Above: star to left and crescent to right. VF, Green patina, Rare. ex Plankenhorn Coll. Tricarico coll.Apr 13, 2017
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Kaunos (BC 166-100) Hemidrachm7 views166-100 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.23g, 11mm). Head of Athena wearing Korinthian helmet / KTHTOΣ, City monogram, parazonion, omphalos encircled by snake. Dark patina, gVF.Apr 12, 2017
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Stratonikeia (BC 166) Hemidrachm8 viewsafter 166 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.55g). Demetri(os) magistrate. Laureate head of Zeus right / Eagle with spread wings to right. gVF.Apr 12, 2017
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Kibyra (AD 81-96) AE 21 - Domitian11 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD (Klau Bias priest). AE21 (4.96g, 6h). ΔOMITIANOC CEBACTOC KIBYPATΩN, laureate head of Domitian right / EПI APXIEPEΩC KΛAY BIANTOC, Athena standing left, holding Nike, spear and shield. VF, dark green patina. Scarce. Tricarico coll. Apr 08, 2017
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Kibyra (AD 81-96) AE 22 - Domitian9 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD (Klau Bias priest). AE22 (4.574g, 6h). ΔOMITIANOC KAI CEBAYOC, laureate head of Domitian right / EПI APXIEPEΩC KΛAY BIANTOC, - KI BY (across field), Dionysus standing, left, holding thyrsus and cantharus; panther at his feet. nVF, green patina with earthen incrustations. Scarce. Tricarico coll. Apr 08, 2017