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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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Kilikia Uncertain (BC 4th cent) Aphrodite/Herakles269 viewsca 4th century BC. AR Obol (11mm, 0.74g). Three-quarter facing female bust, head turned slightly left, wearing veil and necklace / Head of Herakles left, lion's skin tied around neck. Good VF, light roughness. Herman Coll.
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Ephesos (AD 241-244) AE 18 - Tranquillina23 viewsTranquillina, Augusta, 241-244 AD. AE18 (3.72g). TPANKVΛΛЄΙΝΑ CЄB, diademed and draped bust right / ЄΦЄCIΩN, Nike advancing left, holding wreath and palm. VF.
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Silandos (AD 81-96) AE 17 - Domitia300 viewsDomitia, 81-96 AD. AE 17 (2.50g). Draped bust of Domitia right, ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑ ΑΥΓΟΥΣΤΑ / God Men standing left, holding pine-cone and staff, CΙΛΑΝΔΕΩΝ. Good very fine.
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Keretapa (AD 180-220) AE 15295 viewsend of 2nd cent, beginning of 3rd cent AD. AE15 (2.20g). Beardless head of Herakles left, wearing lion skin / Κ∈Ρ∈ΤΑΠ∈/Ω, bow case and lion skin draped over club. Rare. Green patina, VF.
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Hieropolis (AD 198-217) AE 30 - Caracalla100 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE30 (12.36g, 6h). Struck 214-217 AD. AV K M AVP ANTΩΝЄINO/C, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / IЄ POΠ ΛЄITΩΝ, to left, Nemesis, wearing polos, standing facing, head right, holding rein or halter; to right, Serapis, with Cerberus at feet, enthroned left. Unpublished in the standard references. Good VF, earthen green and brown patina. Group CEM.
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Kyzikos (BC 510-480) Hemitetartemorion?132 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (0.14g, 5mm). Head of boar right / Quadratum incusum. Extremely rare. Good very fine.
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Tion (AD 130-138) AE 44 - Antinous484 viewsAntinous, favorite of Hadrian, died 130 AD. AE44 - Medallion (38.64g), struck 130-138 AD. ΑΝΤΙΝΟΩΙ ΗΡΩΙ, Bare-headed and draped bust left / Antinous, as Dionysos, riding on panther right, TIANOI below. VF, dark brown patina with some red on the reverse, light smoothing. Rare.
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Ninika-Klaudiopolis (AD 235-238) AE 25 - Maximinus75 viewsMaximinus I, 235-238 AD. AE25 (10.85g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Marsyas standing left, raising right hand and holding wineskin. Good VF, green patina. From Group CEM.

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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