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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

Region Cities/Mints Coins
Bithynia
17 687
Paphlagonia
11 158
Pontos
19 280
Troas
26 792
Mysia
31 1,102
Lesbos
9 481
Aiolis
12 320
Ionia
26 1,685
Lydia
41 1,225
Phrygia
56 1,015
Galatia
6 114
Karia
54 1,079
Lykia
35 469
Pamphylia
7 393
Pisidia
33 578
Lykaonia
11 82
Kappadokia
7 386
Kilikia
49 1,940
Cyprus
8 132
Asia Minor General
7 360
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Kyme (BC 165-140) Tetradrachm598 viewsca 165-140 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.83g). Metrophanes, magistrate. Head of the Amazon Kyme right, wearing taenia. / Horse standing right; one handled cup below, ΜΗΤΡΟΦΑΝΗΣ in exergue; all within wreath. Good very fine.
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Amastris (AD 138-192) AE 21142 viewsTime of the Antonines, 138-192 AD. AE21 (6.63g, 6h). OMHPOC, draped bust of Homer right, wearing taenea / Turreted, veiled, and draped bust of Tyche right. Good VF, green patina. Very rare.
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Kamiros (BC 500-480) Hemiobol246 viewsca 500-380 BC. AR Hemiobol (0.42g). Fig leaf / Incuse square. VF. Very rare.
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Kolossai (AD 120-250) AE 32319 viewsImperial Times, 2nd-3rd cent AD. AE32 (16.07g, 7h). Bare head of Demos right / Cult statue of Artemis Ephesia facing between two stags. Fine, brown surfaces, slightly rough, edges smoothed. Rare. Ex Wagner Coll.
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Tarsos (AD 211-217) Didrachm - Caracalla267 viewsCaracalla, 211-217 AD. AR Didrachme (5.27g). ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΥΠΤ CЄΟΥΗΡΟC ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΩC, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΔΗΜΙΟΥΡΓΙΑ ΤΑΡCЄΩΝ, Demiourgia crowning emperor. Very rare. Very fine. Ex Lanz 141 (2008), 550.
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(BC 392-377) Hekatomnos - Diobol328 viewsHekatomnos, Satrap, ca 392/1-377/6 BC. AR Diobol(?) (10mm, 1.59g, 3h). Bearded head of Hekatomnos right / Forepart of bull left; E facing upwards behind; all within incuse square. VF, porous. Heavy for series.
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(BC 520-480) Uncertain Dynast - 1/8 Stater331 viewsca 520-480 BC. AR 1/8 Stater (1.18g, 12mm). Forepart of boar right / Incuse punch divided in two diagonal lines. gVF.
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Kidramos (AD 138-161) AE 22 - Antoninus Pius341 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE22 (6.95g). AV KAI AΔPI ANTΩNЄINOS, laureate head right / ΠOΛЄMΩNOC ΔI APTЄMA / KIΔPAMHN NΩ N, female cult statue. Extremely rare. Reverse striking weakness, brown toning, gVF.

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Antiocheia (AD 139-161) AE 20 - Marcus Aurelius3 viewsMarcus Aurelius, as Caesar, 139-161 AD. AE 20 (5.04g). AVRELIVS CAESAR, bare head right / COLONIAE ANTIOCHEAE, female (Fortuna/Tyche?) standing left, holding long scepter in left hand and emptying cornucopiae with right. Rare. VF.Oct 09, 2017
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Mytilene (BC 521-478) EL 1/24 Stater - B- 6 viewsca 521-478 BC. EL 1/24 Stater (0.65g, 6mm, 11h). Head of calf to left / Incuse head of lion to left, rectangular punch behind. EF. Carr coll.

Unknown to Bodenstedt. One other recorded example known - Gorny & Mosch 195, 222 (12,000 EUR). This coin, coupled with 1/12 Stater on Asia Minor Coins (Coin ID #13297), confirms that Lesbos had fractions of a Stater in addition to the hekte.
Sep 30, 2017
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Kios (BC 330-300) AE 149 views3rd century BC. AE14 (2.82g, 12h). Head of Mithras right, wearing a laureate tiara / Kantharos with two grape vines within wreath of grain. VF, dark green patina. Scarce.Sep 23, 2017
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Kios (BC 330-300) AE 158 views3rd century BC. AE15 (4.07g, 12h). Head of Mithras right, wearing peaked cap / KIANΩN, club right; two monograms below. Near VF, brown patina, light cleaning marks.Sep 23, 2017
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Kios (AD 241-244) AE 25 - Tranquillina8 viewsTranquillina, Augusta, 241-244 AD. AE25 (9.28g). CABЄINIA TPANKVΛΛЄINA, diademed and draped bust right / KIANΩN, Hygieia standing right, holding serpent and patera. VF.Sep 21, 2017
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Kebren (BC 530-480) EL Hekte 59 viewsLate 6th-early 5th century BC. EL Hekte (2.47g, 10mm). Head of ram right / Incuse punch. VF. Carr coll.

Second known hekte of this type. The first example was sold by CNG and described as unique and unpublished: “Although there are a few electrum Phokaic standard hektai known with a ram’s head (particularly from Mytilene and Phokaia, and an uncertain mint [Weidauer 50]), all are distinctly different in style from this coin. At the same time, the style of the ram’s head here is a perfect match to the type found on the early silver issues at Kebren (cf. SNG Ashmolean 1076–7). See SNG Kayhan 1565 and CNG 90 (5/2012), lot 577 for myshemihektes of the same style and standard, but with head left.” CNG have since sold a hemihekte of the same style and standard [see CNG 105 (5/2017) lot 225]. The reverse of this example is very different to the CNG examples.
Sep 08, 2017
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Aigeai (AD 138) AE 33 - Antinous16 viewsAntinous, died 130 AD. AE33 (23.32g, 2h). Dated CY 180(?)(137/8 AD). ANTINOOC HPΩC, bare-headed and draped bust right / AΔPIANΩN AIΓE...(?), Amalthea standing facing, head right, wearing kalathos and holding cornucopiae and the infant Zeus, who presents her with a wreath. VF. Areas of corrosion. Extremely Rare, perhaps the second known example.Aug 27, 2017
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Selge (AD 222-235) AE 12 - Severus Alexander11 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235. AE12 (2.37g, 6h). AVT K M AVR [CEV AΛEΞANΔPOC CEB], laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / CEΛΓEΩN, cult idol of Artemis Pergaia, flanked by star and crescent, within distyle temple. aVF.Aug 27, 2017