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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

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11 158
19 280
26 789
31 1,098
9 479
12 321
26 1,679
40 1,087
56 998
6 114
54 1,074
35 469
7 389
33 566
11 81
7 380
49 1,937
8 132
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B91733 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.54g, 12h). Veiled head of Demeter right / Tripod tied with filet in linear square. Good VF.
Tarsos (AD 198-217) AE 32 - Caracalla670 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE32 (16.29g). AVT KAI M AVP CEVHPOC [ANTWN,EINOC] CEB PP, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / ANTWNIANH, CEOVHP [ADR, MHT] TAPCOV MKA GB, Triptolemus in biga drawn by winged serpents, sowing grain. Good VF, dark green patina. All the cited comparanda are from different dies, and of much coarser workmanship that the present piece.
Alexandreia (AD 178-182) AE 25 - Crispina75 viewsCrispina, Augusta, 178-182 AD. AE26 - As (10.02g). CRISPINA AVGSTA (sic), draped bust right / COL AVG TROAD, statue of Apollo Smintheus right, with bow and patera; to right, Alexander standing left, holding sceptre and sacrificing with patera over lighted altar between them; above, eagle flying right, holding bucranium. Very rare. gF.
Ephesos (AD 253-268) AE 21 - Gallienus82 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD. AE21 (4.22g). AVT K Π(O) ΛΙΚ ΓΑΛΛΙΗΝΟC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ЄΦЄCIΩΝ Γ NЄΩKO / ΡΩΝ, Artemis kneeling on stag right. Traces of cleaning, VF.
Samos (AD 241-244) AE 22 - Tranquillina91 viewsTranquillina, Augusta, 241-244 AD. AE22 (3.64g). ΦOVPIA TRANKVIΛΛINA CЄB, diademed and draped bust right / CAMIΩN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. gVF.
(BC 400-385) Erbbina - Stater521 viewsErbbina, Dynast, ca 400-385 BC. AR Stater (8.49g). Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet / Bearded head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress; club before, Lycian letters 'erbbena' around, within dotted circle. Good VF, toned, struck with worn obverse die.
Laodikeia (BC 133) AE 22374 views2nd-1st cent BC. AE22 (6.00g). Female head (Laodike as Aphrodite ?) right. / ΛAOΔΙ-ΚΕΩΝ, decorated cornucopiae. Very fine.
Pitane (AD 98-138) AE 17181 viewsca 1st century AD. AE17 (2.09g, 17mm). ΘΕΑ ΡωΜΗ, turreted head of Rome right / ΠΙΤΑΝΑΙωΝ, shield ornamented with Pentagram. Rare. aVF.

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Hypaipa (AD 193-211) AE 35 - Septimius Severus14 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE35 (21.93g). Λ CЄΠ CЄOVHPOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark, Artemis Aniatis / ЄΠI ΛЄV IЄPAKOC CTP T ΦΛ / VΠAIΠH/NΩN, emperor galloping right, spearing fallen eastern enemy. VF.1 commentsJul 30, 2017
Ephesos (BC 335-320) Hemidrachm13 viewsca 335-320 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.61g, 12mm). Erophon, magistrate. E-Φ, bee / HPOΦΩΝ, quadripartite incuse punch divided by two broad bands; magistrate’s name on horizontal band. Extremely rare. VF.Jul 26, 2017
Mytilene (BC 412-378) EL Hekte - B6119 viewsca 412-378 BC. EL Hekte (2.52g, 10mm). Head of Io in three-quarter view right / Forepart of a cow facing right, all within incuse square. VF. Carr coll.

Bodenstedt notes 4 examples of this emission. A further 10 examples, including this one, have appeared at auction.
Jul 21, 2017
Mytilene (BC 521-478) EL Hekte - B21 var20 viewsca 521-478 BC. EL Hekte (2.50g, 10mm). Head of ram left, cock standing right, pecking at ground. Letter E (retrograde) below. / Incuse head of bearded Herakles wearing lion’s skin headdress facing right. VF. Carr coll.

This appears to be a ‘double variant’ emission. The coin is ‘clearly’ a hybrid of an obverse of Bodenstedt 21 (ram's head left with cock below) and the reverse of Bodenstedt 2, 15, 16, 20, or 26 (incuse lion's head right). There appear to be only 6 of this variant, this being the 6th. On the other hand, it is a variant in respect to the other 5 variant examples and the normal B21, as there is a letter “E” (retrograde) below the cock on the obverse. CNG Auc. 105, lot 238 (5/2017) is a similar coin, but it has an additional letter () below the cock. Hekte emissions of Mytilene that include the letters E are B14, B20, B23, B28, B35 and B-unknown CNG Triton XX (1/2017), lot 259 - these letters have been taken to denote the island of Lesbos. CNG suggest these B21 variants should be considered a new emission as, in addition to a different type combination, none have die matches with other dies.
Jul 21, 2017
Synaos (AD 69-79) AE 187 viewsTime of Vespasian, 69-79 AD. AE18 (4.52g). Apollophanos magistrate. [ΘЄA] PωMH ..ΘЄOC CYNKΛЄTON, busts of Roma and Senate facing each other / CYNAIЄTωN A[ΠOΛΛOΦANOYC] / APXO, naked Apollo standing right, taking arrow out of quiver. Very rare. VF. Cooper coll.Jul 21, 2017
(BC 182-149) Prusias II - AE 1421 viewsPrusias II, 182-149 BC. AE14 (2.41g). Forepart of horse left / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΡΟΥΣΙΟΥ, boar advancing right on spear head. aVF.Jul 20, 2017
Herakleia Pontika (AD 193-211) AE 22 - Julia Domna17 viewsJulia Domna. Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE22 (7.39g). IOYΛIA ΔOMNA CЄBACTH, draped bust right. Rev.: HRAKΛHAC ЄN ΠONTO, female goddess (Pomona?) standing left, holding apple and grain ears. VF.Jul 20, 2017
Kyzikos (AD 177-192) AE 25 - Commodus27 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE25 (7.69g). ΑV Κ M AVP ΚΟΜΟΔΟС, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΚVΖΙΚΗΝΩΝ, Cybele seated right on throne, resting hand upon tympanum; lion to left and right. Extremely rare. gVF.Jul 20, 2017