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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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Alexandreia (AD 198-217) AE 25 - Caracalla326 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE25 (7.60g). Laureate head right / Drunken Herakles supported by three satyrs. Fine, dark green and brown patina with some deposits, well centered. Ex Wagner Coll.
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Alexandreia (AD 235-238) AE 23 - Maximus180 viewsMaximus, Caesar, 235/6-238 AD. AE23 (5.21g, 12h). Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Grazing horse right. Near EF, black-green patina with dusty green overtones, small flan crack. Very rare. From Group CEM.
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Phokaia (BC 477-388) B82 - EL 1/6 Stater519 viewsca 477-388 BC. EL Hekte (2.53g). Head of Hermes left, wearing Petasos; small seal behind / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF. Well centered.
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Kyzikos (BC 600-550) EL 1/670 viewsca 600­-550 BC. EL Hekte - Sixth Stater (9mm, 2.67g). Tunny left; above, tunny head right; below, tunny tail left / Quadripartite incuse square. VF, well centered.
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Tyana (AD 117-138) AE 23 - Hadrian356 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE23 (9.69g, 12h), dated RY 20 (135/6 AD). Laureate head right / Tyche seated left on rock, holding grain-ears and bunch of grapes; below, river-god swimming left; ЄT K (date) across field. VF, green patina. Ex Alighieri Coll.
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Tomaris (AD 100-300) AE 22265 viewsAutonomous, 2nd-3rd cent AD. AE22 (6.57g). Laureate head of Demos right / TOMAP-HNΩN, eagle standing facing, head left. Near VF, dark brown patina. Unrecorded?1 comments
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Gordos-Iulia (AD 98-117) AE 1442 viewsTime of Trajan, 98-117 AD. AE14 (1.83g). ΓΟΡΔΟC, draped bust of Tyche right, wearing mural crown / ЄΠΙ ΠΟΠΛΙΟΥ, Asklepios standing facing, head left, holding serpent-entwined staff. VF.
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Hypaipa (AD 193-217) AE 27 - Julia Domna344 viewsJulia Domna, wife of Septimius Severus, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE27 (14.53g). Draped bust right / EΠI AYM-OV...MAIC, TP/C in left field, A in right field, VΠAIΠH/NΩN in exergue, hero standing left, holding torch(?0 in right hand, arrowhead in right field. ΠAI-ΠHNΩN, Zeus standing left. VF, dark brown patina, some minor scratches on the reverse. Unpublished?

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The Kaystrianoi (BC 200-50) AE 162 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 Severus7 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 III4 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 - Gallienus4 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 - Caracalla3 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 - Commodus5 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 - Macrinus4 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 194 viewsTime of Nero, 54-68 AD. AE19 (4.67g). Radiate head right / Club in wreath. VF.Feb 20, 2017