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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

Region Cities/Mints Coins
Bithynia
17 688
Paphlagonia
11 158
Pontos
19 280
Troas
26 794
Mysia
31 1,105
Lesbos
9 483
Aiolis
12 326
Ionia
26 1,686
Lydia
41 1,226
Phrygia
56 1,017
Galatia
6 115
Karia
54 1,092
Lykia
35 469
Pamphylia
7 393
Pisidia
33 578
Lykaonia
11 83
Kappadokia
7 387
Kilikia
49 1,940
Cyprus
8 133
Asia Minor General
7 362
13,315 coins in 465 cities/mints and 20 regions with 254 comments viewed 4,623,867 times

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Ionia Uncertain (BC 520-480) Tetartemorion149 viewsca 5th-4th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (0.15g, 5mm). Claw / Spiral or whirl. VF. Apparently unpublished.
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Kilikia Uncertain (BC 400-300) Hemiobol 214 views4th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.20g, 9mm). Horseman right / Athena seated left on pile of rocks, holding spear and shield. Very rare, flanchip, very fine.
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Attaleia (BC 110-30) AE376 views2nd-1st century BC. AE (1.89g) Dolphin left / Rudder. Green patina, VF.
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Assos (AD 177-192) AE 41 - Commodus853 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE41 - Medallion (42.77g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust R, viewed from the back / [...] KLA[...]-OLAD-A around, ASSIWN in exergue, Commodus in triumphal quadriga left, holding branch, preceeded by Roma or Victory; trophy and two captives on platform behind. Probably the third known specimen. From the Garth R. Drewry Collection. Ex Harlan J. Berk 131 (4/2003), lot 531.

Kraft, pl. 88, 14a-b notes that the obverse die used to strike this coin was also used to strike medallions for Pergamum and Mytilene, and that the Mytilene medallion uses the same reverse type as on this coin.
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Choma (BC 1st cent) AE 18347 viewsca 1st cent BC. AE18 (3.44g). Laureate head of Zeus left / ΧΩΜΑ-ΤΩΝ, rider on galloping horse right, club in raised right hand. Green patina, gF. Unpublished variant with full ethnic. Gutknecht coll.
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Anazarbos (AD 222-235) AE - Severus Alexander301 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE28 - Tetrassarion (14.29g, 5h), dated CY 249/8 (AD 230/1). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Caparisoned horse prancing right; date below. Good VF, dark-green patina with red overtones, minor roughness. Ex Wagner Coll.
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Kyzikos (BC 450-430) EL Stater418 viewsca 450-430 BC. EL Stater (16.00g). Orestes kneeling left, holding sword and resting left arm on omphalos; below, tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. gVF. Ex New York Sale IV (1/2002), lot 188.
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Aspendos (BC 420-400) Stater358 viewsca 420-400 BC. AR Stater (10.89g). Two wrestlers grappling / Slinger right; ΕΣΤFΕ to left, triskeles to right. VF/EF.

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Kyzikos (BC 450-330) EL Hekte6 viewsca 450-330 BC. EL Hekte (2.66g, 10mm). Perseus kneeling right, head reverted, wearing a winged hood, cloak over shoulders fastened with circular brooch on breast, head of Medusa in left hand, sickle (harpa) in right; below, tunny fish right / Quadripartite incuse square. Unusually well centered, gVF. Carr coll.

The ‘Perseus’ emissions are known for denominations of stater through 1/96th. Most examples do not capture the whole ‘scene’ - commonly either the head of Perseus or Medusa being off the flan. This coin is possibly the second best published example capturing the major features [For an example that is even sharper in its detail, see Gemini IX (1/2012) lot 105].
Dec 14, 2017
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Tabai (BC 100-0) Hemidrachm23 viewsca 80-50 BC. Uncertain magistrate. AR Hemidrachm (2.03g, 16mm). Helmeted and draped bust of Athena right / TABHNΩN ΠΑΠΙ[...] ΓΟΡ, Nike advancing right, holding wreath and palm frond. gVF.Nov 28, 2017
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Tabai (BC 100-0) Hemidrachm18 viewsca 80-50 BC. Uncertain magistrate. AR Hemidrachm (2.00g, 14mm). Helmeted and draped bust of Athena right / TABHNΩN AP, Nike advancing right, holding wreath and palm frond; all within wreath. gVF.Nov 27, 2017
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Iasos (BC 200-0) AE 1415 views3rd-2nd century BC. Uncertain magistrate. AE14 (2.44g). Lyre within wreath / IACEω-N [...], Hermias swimming with dolphin right. VF. Rare.Nov 27, 2017
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Iasos (BC 200-100) AE 2121 views3rd-2nd century BC. Theogenes, magistrate. AE21 (7.14g). Jugate heads right of Apollo, laureate, and Artemis / IA - ΘEOΓENHΣ, Hermias swimming with dolphin right. VF. Rare magistrate.Nov 27, 2017
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Hydisos (BC 200-100) AE 1517 viewsca 200-100 BC. AE15 (3.01g). Helmeted head of Ares right / YΔI-ΣEΩN, Pegasos prancing right; below, club right. VF. Rare with club.Nov 27, 2017
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Harpasa (BC 200-100) AE 1431 views2nd century BC. AE14 (2.12g). Laureate and draped bust of Zeus right / APΠAΣH-NΩN, Artemis standing right, holding bow and drawing arrow from quiver on back; kerykeion to right. EF. Very rare.Nov 27, 2017
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Harpasa (BC 200-100) AE 1523 views2nd century BC. AE15 (2.84g). Laureate head of Zeus right / APΠAΣH-NΩN, Apollo standing right, holding lyre; uncertain object (helmet?) to inner right. VF.Nov 27, 2017