Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


Antissa


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8 coins, last one added on Sep 01, 2016
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Eresos


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9 coins, last one added on Sep 15, 2013
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Methymna


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95 coins, last one added on Sep 12, 2016
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Mytilene


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55 coins, last one added on Sep 12, 2016
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Mytilene EL


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267 coins, last one added on Nov 10, 2016
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Nesos


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5 coins, last one added on Jan 16, 2013
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Pyrrha


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6 coins, last one added on Nov 08, 2013
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Pordosilene


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15 coins, last one added on Jul 02, 2013
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Lesbos Uncertain


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1 coins, last one added on Oct 29, 2011
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Random coins - Lesbos
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Methymna (BC 450-400) Nymph - Hemiobol114 viewsca 500/480-460 BC. AR Hemiobol (7mm, 0.26g, 12h). Female head right, hair bound in sakkos / Cock standing right within incuse square. VF, some porosity. Rare. Lee Coll.
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B90710 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.55g). Wreathed head of young Dionysos right / Facing head of satyr in linear square. Good VF.
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Mytilene (BC 454-427) EL Hekte - B46 231 viewsca 478-455 BC. EL Hekte (2.55g). Female head right, wearing sakkos / Two herms (?) facing, one male, one female, within linear border; all within shallow incuse square. The male herm with an exaggerated erect phallus. Good VF. Carr coll.

Six examples known to Bodenstedt. This appears to be only the second example offered at electronic auction or sale. The dies for this coin are unrecorded in Bodenstedt, but the same as the other example offered at electronic auction (Roma Numismatics 7 (3/2014), lot 611).
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B1001191 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.53g). Laureate head of Apollo right / Head of Artemis right, hair in sphendone; serpent behind. VF, well centered and struck.
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Mytilene (BC 477-455) EL Hekte - B30140 viewsca 478-455 BC. EL Hekte (2.45g, 5h, 11mm). Attic helmeted head of Athena right / Incuse head of facing lion. VF. Ex Velkov coll., Vinchon Auc. (Paris, 11/1994), lot 127. Carr coll.

Six examples of this coin type are recorded in Bodenstedt and eight further examples have appeared in auction.
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Eresos (BC 300-200) AE 9129 viewsca 300-167 BC. AE9 (0.80g). Head of Hermes left, wearing petasos / ΕΡΕΣΙ, corn-ear, bee in field to left. VF. Extremely rare.
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Pordosilene (BC 450-400) Obol635 viewsca 400 BC. AR Obol (0.58g, 6h). Young male head right, wearing tainia / ΠΟΡΔ, crab within incuse square. VF, porous. Unpublished, apparently unique. While the type is unpublished, cf. BMC Troas, p. 219, 1, for a drachm of Pordosilene with the same obverse type.1 comments
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Mytilene (BC 521-478) EL Hekte - B09897 viewsca 521-478 BC. EL Hekte (2.58g). Forepart of a winged lion left / Incuse head of cock left. EF, lightly toned. Very nice.

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Mytilene (BC 412-378) EL Hekte - B65 var.58 viewsca 412-378 BC. EL Hekte (2.59g, 10mm, 7h). Bearded head of Ares right, wearing crested Attic helmet / Head of Amazon right, her hair drawn up and tied, in linear border within incuse square. gVF. Carr coll.

This emission is a variation of Bodenstedt 65. The reverse usually shows Amazon wearing an ornate helmet with the forepart of a griffin. This coin shows the Amazon without a helmet and her hair drawn up and tied. Bodenstedt does describe this variation for which he records 5 examples from a single die. At auction, only 5 other examples have appeared, thus this appears to be only the 11th example known. The obverse is from a die unrecorded by Bodenstedt and unknown from the examples from auctions.
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Mytilene (BC 521-478) Hemihekte - B-87 viewsca 530-522 BC. EL Hemihekte (1.25g, 9.4mm). Forepart of winged boar, right / Incuse head of man-headed bull / river god, left. Obverse struck from rusty die, otherwise gVF. Carr coll.

The cataloguer at CNG described this coin as “Unpublished. Unique, and this issue is unknown in any other denomination.” A fascinating and important coin, as it confirms that a fraction, in addition to Hekte, was issued by Mytilene. Bodenstedt suggested a series of fractional emissions could be attributed to Mytilene - these have a calf head facing right on the obverse and incuse square on the reverse. This attribution is disputed by many scholars (see Coin ID #12959). In this context, this new fraction is of significant interest.
Sep 15, 2016
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Mytilene (BC 350-250) 1/4 Stater49 viewsca 350-250 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.77g, 14mm). Laureate head of Apollo right / M-Y/T-I, lyre within linear border. gVF.Sep 12, 2016
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B9246 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.53g, 11mm). Bust of Maenad, hair in sphendone, right / Torch in linear square. EF.Sep 12, 2016
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B9155 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.53g, 11mm). Veiled head of Demeter right, wearing wreath of grain ears / Filleted tripod with linear square. gVF.Sep 12, 2016
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B7943 viewsca 412-378 BC. EL Hekte (2.52g, 11mm). Female head right, with hair in sakkos / Kithara within linear border. gVF.Sep 12, 2016
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Mytilene (BC 412-378) EL Hekte - B7839 viewsca 412-378 BC. EL Hekte (2.57g, 11mm). Head of Ariadne left, hair in sakkos decorated with three grape bunches / Lion standing right, broken javelin in jaws; all within linear square. aEF.Sep 12, 2016
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Mytilene (BC 454-427) EL Hekte - B5121 viewsca 454-428/7 BC. EL Hekte (2.52g, 11mm). Laureate head of Apollo right / Bearded head of Silenos right within incuse square. gVF. Very rare.Sep 12, 2016