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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

Region Cities/Mints Coins
Bithynia
17 682
Paphlagonia
11 158
Pontos
19 280
Troas
26 789
Mysia
31 1,098
Lesbos
9 479
Aiolis
12 321
Ionia
26 1,679
Lydia
40 1,087
Phrygia
56 998
Galatia
6 114
Karia
54 1,074
Lykia
35 469
Pamphylia
7 389
Pisidia
33 566
Lykaonia
11 81
Kappadokia
7 380
Kilikia
49 1,937
Cyprus
8 132
Asia Minor General
7 360
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Nikomedeia (AD 41-54) AE 37 – Claudius1173 viewsClaudius, 41-54 AD. AE37 (10.59g, 8h). C. Cadius Rufus, proconsul and patron. Struck circa 43-48 AD. Laureate head left / EΠI ΓAIOY KAΔIOY POYΦOY ANΘYΠATOY ΠATPONOΣ, veiled and draped bust of Demeter right, wearing grain ear wreath(?); [poppy] before, monograms in left and [right] fields. VF, green and red patina, soft strike on reverse. Struck on an oversized flan. Rare. Ex Drewry Coll.; ex Freeman & Sear 7 (2/2002), lot 245.
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Mytilene (BC 412-378) EL Hekte - B78182 viewsca 412-­378 BC. EL Hekte (10mm, 2.56g, 6h). Head of Ariadne left, hair in sakkos decorated with three grape bunches / Lion, spearhead in jaws, right in linear square within incuse square.Near EF, toned, tiny pit on cheek, some light deposits. Very rare.
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(BC 377-353) Maussollos - Tetradrachm403 viewsMaussollos, Satrap, ca 377/6-353/2 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.21g, 11h). Laureate head of Apollo facing slightly right / ΜΑΥΣΣΩΛΛΟ, Zeus Labraundos standing right, holding labrys and scepter; small monogram to lower right. Good VF, lightly toned. Apparently unpublished with this monogram. Herman Coll.
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Alexandreia (AD 98-117) AE 23 - Trajan287 viewsTrajan. 98-117 AD, with Plotina, Augusta, 105-123 AD. AE23 (9.26g, 12h), dated PY 181 (114/5 AD). Laureate head of Trajan right / Diademed and draped bust of Plotina right; [AΠΡ] date in legend. Near VF, green patina, heavy deposits.
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Kaisareia (AD 54-68) Didrachm - Nero and Divus Claudius821 viewsNero and Divus Claudius, 54-68 AD. AR Didrachm (7.31g, 20mm), struck 63-65 AD. Laureate head of Nero right / Laureate head of Claudius right. Minor obverse flan flaw, good very fine.
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Dalisandos (AD 161-169) AE 19 - Lucilla687 viewsLucilla, 161-169 AD. AE19 (6.39g). ΛΟΥΚΙΛΛΑ CЄΒΑCΤΗ, draped bust right / ΔΑΛΙCΑΝΔЄΩΝ ΚΟΙΝ ΛΥΚΑ, Athena standing left, holding spear and shield. Extremely rare. Dark green patina, very fine.
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Aizanis (AD 41-54) AE 1688 viewsTime of Claudius, 41-54 AD. AE16 (2.53g). ΘEOC CYNKΛHTOC, bust of the Senate right / AIZANITΩN/ EΠI/ ACKΛA/ XAPAKO, facing statue of Artemis, stag to left. Dark patina. Extremely rare. VF.
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Ninika-Klaudiopolis (AD 193-211) AE 36 - Septimius Severus & Julia Domna203 viewsSeptimius Severus, with Julia Domna, 193-211 AD. AE36 (17.27g, 7h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Septimius right; countermark: annulet within Δ within circle / Draped bust of Domna right; countermarks: Nike advancing right, holding wreath (3) and five pointed star. Good Fine, brown patina. Ex Frederick Coll.

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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(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
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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
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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