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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

Region Cities/Mints Coins
Bithynia
17 633
Paphlagonia
11 155
Pontos
19 274
Troas
26 752
Mysia
31 1,045
Lesbos
9 461
Aiolis
12 310
Ionia
26 1,650
Lydia
40 1,036
Phrygia
56 916
Galatia
6 110
Karia
54 1,057
Lykia
35 461
Pamphylia
7 366
Pisidia
33 535
Lykaonia
11 78
Kappadokia
7 359
Kilikia
49 1,921
Cyprus
8 132
Asia Minor General
7 353
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Ephesos (AD 198-217) AE 36 - Caracalla525 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE36. Bust of Caracalla right / Temple of Artemis. Very rare. VF. Ex Duke of Argyll collection.
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Komama (BC 100-0) Hemidrachm287 views1st century BC. AR Hemidrachm (13mm, 1.54g, 12h). Diademed head of Artemis right; K to left / ΚΟΜΑ-ΜΕΩΝ, long torch. Good VF, find patina, minor edge porosity. Extremely rare, fewer than 10 known.
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Nakrasa (AD 117-138) AE 16 - Hadrian265 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE16 (4.60g). Laureate and cuirassed bust right / Artemis within tetrastyle temple set on three-tiered platform. Almost very fine.
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Smyrna (AD 200-220) AE 27266 viewsQuasi-autonomous, early 3rd century AD. AE27 (6.68g), struck under eparchos Pollianus. IEPA CYNKΛHTOC, draped, turreted(?) bust of Senate right / CMYP Γ NE - EΠ ΠΩΛΛI - ANOV, two draped Nemeseis standing facing each another, the right one holding measuring rod, the left one reins, wheel at feet of the right one; both touching cloth below their chin. Good F. Hoeft coll.

These are the well-known 'Two Nemeseis of Smyrna.' According to the story of Pausanias 7.5.3, where Alexander the Great founded the new Smyrna, one Nemesis represents the old city and the other the new city.
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Erythrai (BC 500-480) Didrachm331 viewsca 480 BC. AR Didrachm (6.80g). Naked rider (Hero Erythros?) right / Quadripartite incuse square. VF.
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Mytilene (BC 521-478) EL Hekte - B11634 viewsca 521-478 BC. EL Hekte (2.53g). Head of ram right; cock below / Incuse head of roaring lion left, punch behind. Good VF, well centered.
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Mytilene (BC 412-378) EL Hekte - B78112 viewsca 412-­378 BC. EL Hekte (10mm, 2.56g, 6h). Head of Ariadne left, hair in sakkos decorated with three grape bunches / Lion, spearhead in jaws, right in linear square within incuse square.Near EF, toned, tiny pit on cheek, some light deposits. Very rare.
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Alexandreia (AD 198-217) AE 22 - Caracalla427 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE22 (6.10g). ANTONINV - S PIVS AV, draped, cuirassed and laureate bust right / GEN CO - L - AUG TRO, Genius standing facing, head left, holding cornucopiae in left hand and statue of Apollo in his outstretched right hand. About VF. Hoeft coll.

Bellinger 221 has the same rev. type for Commodus, but does not list it for Caracalla. Curious, since Cohen 801 has the type for Caracalla, citing the Paris collection. This coin is different than Lindgren's and Cohen's. Obv. legend different, ANTONIVS PIVS AV versus M AVREL ANTONINVS. Rev. legend different, GEN COL AVG TRO versus COL AVG TRO CN (GEN?) (per Curtis Clay)

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Uncertain (BC 480-450) Hemidrachm15 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.5g, 13mm). Sphinx facing right / Head of goat facing left in incuse square. Dec 28, 2016
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Dardanos (BC 500) Obol15 viewsca 500 BC. AR Obol (0.71g, 8mm). Head of cock right / Quadripartite incuse square. Unpublished in the standard references. Good VF, minor porosity.
Dec 28, 2016
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Kyzikos (BC 520-480) Obol17 viewsca 600-550 BC. AR Obol (1.10g, 11mm). Tunny left, lotus flower below / Quadripartite incuse square. Very rare, very fine.Dec 28, 2016
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Assos (BC 450-420) Hemidrachm14 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.57g, 10mm). Griffin leaping right / Head of roaring lion right in incuse square. Nearly very fine.Dec 28, 2016
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Uncertain (BC 480-450) Obol13 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Obol (0.81g, 8mm). Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Helmeted male head right within pelleted linear border; all within incuse square. Extremely rare, very fine.Dec 28, 2016
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Dardanos (BC 350) AE 1517 views4th century BC. AE15 (3.78g). Warrior on horse riding right / Cock standing left, head lowered in attitude of attack; above ΔAP, below female head facing left. Good very fine.Dec 27, 2016
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Dardanos (BC 450-400) Obol7 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Obol (0.7g, 8mm). Standing rooster facing right / Panther head facing within dotted circle incuse. Dec 27, 2016
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Dardanos (BC 470-440) Hemiobol14 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.46g, 8mm). Rooster facing right, head lowered, standing on branch / Confronted heads (of bulls?) forming facing head (of lion or panther?) in incuse. Extremely rare, very fine. Apparently unpublished.Dec 27, 2016