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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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Anazarbos (AD 162/3) AE 31 - Lucius Verus233 viewsLucius Verus, 161-169 AD. AE31 (15.43g, 12h), dated CY 181 (162/3 AD). Bare-headed bust right / Saddled horse right, uncertain object on back, AΠΡ (date) in reverse legend. VF, dark green patina.
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Ephesos (BC 500-420) 1/12258 viewsca 550-500 BC. AR Hemiobol (0.31g). Bee / Cock's head(?) right in incuse square. VF, a little porous. Unpublished.
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Kyme (AD 69-79) AE 20168 viewsQuasi-autonomous, time of Vespasian, AE20 (3.33g, 6h), struck 72-73 AD, Eprius Marcellus procos III. ΘЄΟΝ CΙΝΚΛΗΤΟΝ, draped bust of Senate, right / ΑΝΦΙ ΕΠΠΙΩ ΜΑΠΚΕΛΛΩ, Kyme standing left, holding globe and trident. VF, brown patina with some light earthen encrustation. Rare. Tricarico Coll.
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(BC 183-149) AE 20 - Prusias II541 viewsPrusias II, 183-149 BC. AE20 (5.57g). Eagle standing right/ Thunderbolt. Dark green patina. Extremely fine.
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Syedra (AD 254-268) AE 29 - Salonina202 viewsSalonina, 254-268 AD (wife of Gallienus). AE29 (11.69g). Bust right / Dionysos standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos, panther to left. Unpublished (?).
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Halikarnassos (BC 150-50) Drachm89 viewsca 150-50 BC. AR Drachm (17mm, 3.08g, 12h). Uncertain magistrate. Facing head of Helios; border of large pellets / Draped bust of Athena right, wearing crested helmet and aegis; [magistrate’s name] to right. Near VF, porous. Alighieri Coll.
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Mopsos (AD 161-169) AE 23 - Lucilla224 viewsLucilla, 161-169 AD. AE23 (8.31g). ΛOYKIΛ[ΛA] CЄBACTH, draped bust right / AΔPIANΩN MOΨCЄATΩN, Nike with cornucopiae and scales. Very rare. Dark green patina, EF.
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Sardeis (AD 198-217) AE 25 - Caracalla51 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE25 (6.83g, 7h) Radiate bust right / Lion advancing left, star above; ant queen in left field. aVF.

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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