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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

Region Cities/Mints Coins
17 687
11 158
19 280
26 792
31 1,102
9 481
12 320
26 1,685
41 1,225
56 1,015
6 114
54 1,079
35 469
7 393
33 578
11 82
7 386
49 1,940
8 132
Asia Minor General
7 360
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Antiocheia (AD 249-251) AE 23 - Trajan Decius108 viewsTraian Decius, 249-251 AD. AE23 (6.32g). IMP CAES G MESS Q DECIVO TRAI AV, radiate and cuirassed bust right, seen from front, slight / ANTIOCHI COL C/ SR, River-god Antios with cornucopia leaning on urn from which water flows. Olive green patina, VF. Franke coll.
Aphrodisias (AD 238-244) AE 36 - Gordian III240 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD. AE36 (17.06g). Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark: Δ / Prize urn on table; amphora below. Near VF, green patina. Roper Coll.
(BC 390-370) Mithrapata - Diobol410 viewsMithrapata, Dynast, ca 425-360 BC. AR Diobol (13mm, 1.37g). Facing lion's scalp / Triskeles. VF, toned.
Diokaisareia (AD 244-249) AE 30 - Philip I167 viewsPhilip I, 244-249 AD. AE30 (13.71g, 6h). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Herakles seated left on lion skin, with legs crossed, holding club. Good VF, dusty green patina. From Group CEM.
Mytilene (BC 450-400) Obol621 viewsca 450-400 BC. AR Obol (0.61g). Laureate head of Apollo right / Calf's head right, M-YTI, within shallow incuse square. Near VF.
Mylasa (AD 14-37) AE 26331 viewsafter Augustus’s death (?). AE26 (8.08g, 26mm, 12h). Thlastos. ΣEBAΣTΩ MYΛAΣEΩN, Augustus in quadriga right / ΘΛΑΣΤΟΣ ΑΝΕΘΗΚΕΝ within wreath. Green patina, VF.
Soloi (BC 350-300) AE 13218 viewsca 350-330 BC. AE13 (2.00g). Head of Athena right, wearing Attic helmet / ΣΟ-ΛΕ, bunch of grapes on vine. VF.
Adana (AD 202-205) AE 41 - Plautilla200 viewsPlautilla, Augusta, 202-205 AD. AE41 (37.48g, 6h). Draped bust right; star to left; crescent above star to right; countermark: Victory in circular incuse / Caracalla on horseback right, preparing to spear lion below, running left. Good VF, green patina with traces of earthen overtones, slightly weak strike. Krizan Coll.; ex CNG 64 (9/2003), lot 612; Levante Coll., 1228; Waddell I (12/1982), lot 472.

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Antiocheia (AD 139-161) AE 20 - Marcus Aurelius3 viewsMarcus Aurelius, as Caesar, 139-161 AD. AE 20 (5.04g). AVRELIVS CAESAR, bare head right / COLONIAE ANTIOCHEAE, female (Fortuna/Tyche?) standing left, holding long scepter in left hand and emptying cornucopiae with right. Rare. VF.Oct 09, 2017
Mytilene (BC 521-478) EL 1/24 Stater - B- 6 viewsca 521-478 BC. EL 1/24 Stater (0.65g, 6mm, 11h). Head of calf to left / Incuse head of lion to left, rectangular punch behind. EF. Carr coll.

Unknown to Bodenstedt. One other recorded example known - Gorny & Mosch 195, 222 (12,000 EUR). This coin, coupled with 1/12 Stater on Asia Minor Coins (Coin ID #13297), confirms that Lesbos had fractions of a Stater in addition to the hekte.
Sep 30, 2017
Kios (BC 330-300) AE 149 views3rd century BC. AE14 (2.82g, 12h). Head of Mithras right, wearing a laureate tiara / Kantharos with two grape vines within wreath of grain. VF, dark green patina. Scarce.Sep 23, 2017
Kios (BC 330-300) AE 158 views3rd century BC. AE15 (4.07g, 12h). Head of Mithras right, wearing peaked cap / KIANΩN, club right; two monograms below. Near VF, brown patina, light cleaning marks.Sep 23, 2017
Kios (AD 241-244) AE 25 - Tranquillina8 viewsTranquillina, Augusta, 241-244 AD. AE25 (9.28g). CABЄINIA TPANKVΛΛЄINA, diademed and draped bust right / KIANΩN, Hygieia standing right, holding serpent and patera. VF.Sep 21, 2017
Kebren (BC 530-480) EL Hekte 59 viewsLate 6th-early 5th century BC. EL Hekte (2.47g, 10mm). Head of ram right / Incuse punch. VF. Carr coll.

Second known hekte of this type. The first example was sold by CNG and described as unique and unpublished: “Although there are a few electrum Phokaic standard hektai known with a ram’s head (particularly from Mytilene and Phokaia, and an uncertain mint [Weidauer 50]), all are distinctly different in style from this coin. At the same time, the style of the ram’s head here is a perfect match to the type found on the early silver issues at Kebren (cf. SNG Ashmolean 1076–7). See SNG Kayhan 1565 and CNG 90 (5/2012), lot 577 for myshemihektes of the same style and standard, but with head left.” CNG have since sold a hemihekte of the same style and standard [see CNG 105 (5/2017) lot 225]. The reverse of this example is very different to the CNG examples.
Sep 08, 2017
Aigeai (AD 138) AE 33 - Antinous16 viewsAntinous, died 130 AD. AE33 (23.32g, 2h). Dated CY 180(?)(137/8 AD). ANTINOOC HPΩC, bare-headed and draped bust right / AΔPIANΩN AIΓE...(?), Amalthea standing facing, head right, wearing kalathos and holding cornucopiae and the infant Zeus, who presents her with a wreath. VF. Areas of corrosion. Extremely Rare, perhaps the second known example.Aug 27, 2017
Selge (AD 222-235) AE 12 - Severus Alexander11 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235. AE12 (2.37g, 6h). AVT K M AVR [CEV AΛEΞANΔPOC CEB], laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / CEΛΓEΩN, cult idol of Artemis Pergaia, flanked by star and crescent, within distyle temple. aVF.Aug 27, 2017