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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

Region Cities/Mints Coins
Bithynia
17 678
Paphlagonia
11 158
Pontos
19 280
Troas
26 780
Mysia
31 1,097
Lesbos
9 474
Aiolis
12 321
Ionia
26 1,669
Lydia
40 1,086
Phrygia
56 997
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
7 360
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Hypaipa (AD 180-192) AE 17373 viewsTime of Commodus, 180-192 AD. AE17 (2.58g). Bearded head of Herakles right / Asklepios standing facing, head left, holding serpent-entwined staff. Nice VF, green patina, minor roughness on obverse.
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Anazarbos (AD 161-180) AE 22 - Marcus Aurelius241 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE22 (7.11g). Dated CY 182 (163/4 AD). Bare-headed bust right, slight drapery / The river-god Pyramos reclining left, holding cornucopiae and reed; BPR (date) in legend. VF, green patina.
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Soloi (BC 390-375) Stater155 viewsca 410-375 BC. AR Stater (21mm, 9.88g, 7h). Helmeted head of Athena right; helmet decorated with griffin / Grape bunch within dotted circle. VF, toned, struck from worn obverse die. Apparently unpublished with this reverse type.
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Kaisareia (AD 81-96) AE 20 - Domitian188 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE20 (4.19g, 12h). T. Pomponius Bassus, Augustan legate. Dated RY 14 (95 AD). AYTO KAI ΔOMITIANOC CЄBACTOC ΓЄPMA, laureate head of Domitian, right / EΠI / BACCOY / ΠPЄCBЄY / TOY / ЄT / ΔI, all within laurel wreath. Near VF. Tricarico coll.
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Skepsis (BC 440-400) Obol87 viewsca 450 BC. AR Obol (0.59g, 10mm). [ΣKAΨI]ON, forepart of horse right / E N (retrograde), fir tree. VF.
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Tlos (BC 27-AD 14) Drachm - Augustus577 viewsAugustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AR Drachm (3.45 g, 12h). Lycian League issue. Series 6, struck ca 27-20 BC, Tlos and Kragos. Bare head right; Λ-Y across fields / TΛΩ above, KP below, winged caduceus; flanked by two citharas. Superb EF, toned. Ex Bowers and Ruddy FPL (Summer 1981), no. 53.
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Eumeneia (AD 50-59) AE 16 - Agrippina II124 viewsAgrippina II, Augusta, 50-59 AD. AE16 (3.1g). Bassa, wife of Cleon, archierê. ca 54-55 AD. Draped bust of Agrippina right / Kybele enthroned left, holding patera and cornucopiae. VF.
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Hieropolis-Kastabala (AD 198-217) AE 30 - Caracalla1356 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE30 (14.52g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Tyche standing left, holding grain ears, rudder and cornucopia. VF, dark brown patina under earthen encrustations, some light cleaning scratches.

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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B- (B100/-)34 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.54g, 10mm). Laureate head of Apollo right. / Female head (Persephone and Hecate) right, wearing triangular earring, all within linear square border. VF. Carr coll.

This coin is the second known of this type (the first was in Heritage Auc. 3046 (4/2016), lot 29113). These two hybrids appear to share the same reverse die, but the obverse is different. This coin appears to be a combination of B100 and a reverse unknown to Bodenstedt. However, the reverse is a die match with Coin ID #12999. The cataloguer of the Heritage example thought the reverse was B99. However, the reverse is different than B99 with the female wearing triangular earrings.
Jun 10, 2017
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Kyme (BC 480-450) BI Trihemiobol19 viewsca 480-450 BC. BI Trihemiobol (10mm, 1.38g). Head of eagle right, KY below / Quadripartite incuse square.Jun 07, 2017
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Prusias ad Hypium (AD 81-96) AE 25 - Domitian18 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE25 (7.928g, 6h). AYT ΔOMITIANOΣ KAIΣAP ΣEBAΣT ΓEP, laureate head right / HOMONOIA ΣEBAΣAT (sic), Athena Promachos standing right, holding javelot and shield. Unique. F, brown tone. Tricarico coll.Jun 06, 2017
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Hierapolis (AD 244-249) AE 2319 viewsTime of Philip, 244-249 AD. AE23 (5.838g, 180o). ΛAIP-BHNOC, radiate and draped bust of Apollo Lairbenos right; reverse IЄPAΠOΛЄI/TƱN K ЄΦECIƱN NЄOK/OPƱN, clasped hands, OMO-NOƱA in the lower field. VF, well centered, corrosion.

The reverse legend arrangement is bizarre and all the Ω's are upside down. Franke-Nolle lists two specimens from these odd dies. All the other examples referenced are the normal type.
Jun 04, 2017
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Apameia (AD 238-244) AE 30 - Gordian III27 viewsGordian III. 238-244 AD. AE30 (13.82g). AΥT K M - AN ΓOΡΔIAN/[O]C, laureate bust right / ΠAΡ BAKXIOΥ - ΠAN AΠAMЄΩ/N, Artemis standing facing, two stags on either side. Very rare. EF.Jun 03, 2017
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Mytilene (BC 454-427) EL Hekte - B52 var.35 viewsca 454-427 BC. EL Hekte (2.61g, 10.5mm, 10h). Young male head facing right, wearing taenia / In archaic style, wreathed male head facing right, wearing long beard slanted downwards, all within incuse square. Good VF. Carr coll.

This emission is a rarer issue of this type with a small head on the reverse. The identity of the individuals featured on this coin has been open to speculation. Some suggest the obverse male is a youthful river god. Some have suggested the male on the reverse is an older river god, others suggest it is Dionysos. Bodenstedt notes 29 examples of this general emission and within that only 4 of this variety. A further 81 examples have appeared at auction, this being the 81st and within that only 5 of this variety.
Jun 02, 2017
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Mytilene (BC 412-378) EL Hekte - B6628 viewsca 412-378 BC. EL Hekte (2.60g, 10.5mm, 1h). Head of Ares facing right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with a griffin / Crested Corinthian helmet facing within a linear square within an incuse square. nEF and well centered. Carr coll.

This coin is one previously sold from the MM Collection Ex CNG Triton XIX (1/2016), lot 204. Bodenstedt notes 3 examples of this type and there have been another 7 from auctions including this coin.
May 19, 2017
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Kyzikos (BC 398-395) Hemidrachm - Pharnabazos34 viewsca 398-396/5 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.75g, 6mm). Head of Pharnabazos right, wearing Phrygian cap / Prow of galley left; two dolphins swimming around; below, tunny left. Extremely rare denomination. Good fine.May 18, 2017