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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor



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Lesbos Uncertain


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Mytilene (AD 193-211) AE 35 - Septimius Severus193 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE35 (22.03g, 12h). Artemon, strategos. [AVT KAI Λ CЄΠ] CЄV HPOC ΠЄPTINAΞ, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / [ЄΠI CTPA] APTЄMΩNOC TOY CЄKOVNΔOV/ M[VTIΛH]N, Septimius, wearing military attire, on horseback right, raising right hand and holding scepter in left. Good VF, brown patina. Very rare. Group CEM; ex Aufhäuser 13 (10/1997), lot 418; De Nicola Coll.
Mytilene (BC 450-400) AE 980 viewsca 450 BC. AE9 (0.6g). Female head right, hair in sakkos / Quadripartite incuse square. VF.
Mytilene (BC 454-427) EL Hekte - B50346 viewsca 454-427 BC. EL Hekte (2.56g, 9h). Wreathed head of Dionysos right / Heads of two confronted calves, palmette above, within incuse square. Rare. VF.
Mytilene (BC 412-378) EL Hekte - B62172 viewsca 412-378 BC. EL Hekte. Female head, three quarters facing right / Confronting and overlapping female heads within incuse square. One known to Bodenstedt. A further example has yet to appear at auction.

The obverse appears to have a die match with that of B61 and the reverse appears to have a die match with that of B55. The die matches are not conclusive due to the different relative wear of the respective examples. However, the obverse and reverse are firmly related to earlier emissions.
Antissa (BC 300-200) AE 9461 views3rd century BC. AE9 (1.06g). Bull standing right, head turned left / A-N, club. Unique? Joy coll.
Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B91664 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.54g, 12h). Veiled head of Demeter right / Tripod tied with filet in linear square. Good VF.
Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B94342 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.54g). Laureate head of Apollo right / Lyre within linear square. VF.
Methymna (BC 450-400) Nymph - Hemiobol118 viewsca 450/40-406/379 BC. AR Hemiobol (7mm, 0.25g, 5h). Head of a nymph right, hair bound in sakkos / MAΘ, hen standing right. VF, spotty hoard patina. Rare.

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Mytilene (AD 193-211) AE 45 - Septimius Severus23 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
Mytilene (AD 81-96) AE 19 - Sextus & Andromeda12 viewsTime of Domitian, 81-96 AD AE19 (3.23g). CЄITOC NЄOC MAKAP, head of Sextus right / ANΔPOMЄΔA NЄA ΛЄC, bust of Andromeda right. Extremely Rare. gVF. Ex Bank Leu - Münzen und Medaillen sale (10/1966), Niggeler part. II, 613.Feb 20, 2017
Mytilene (AD 253-268) AE 339 viewsTime of Valerian and Gallienus, 253-268 AD. AE33 (16.66g). Homonoia with Pergamum. Turreted and draped bust of Tyche of Mytilene right / Tyche of Mytilene standing left, holdin Asklepios facing Tyche of Pergamum standing right, holding Artemis. Very rare. Attractive brown tone. gVF. Clain-Stefanelli coll.Feb 19, 2017
Mytilene (BC 412-378) EL Hekte - B7120 viewsca 412-378 BC. EL Hekte (2.49g, 10mm, 6h). Head of Athena facing right, wearing crested Attic helmet / Long bearded head of Pharnabazos facing right wearing Persian headdress with ends falling behind neck, within linear frame within incuse square. Good VF, well centred, long bearded variety of this emission. Carr coll.

Bodenstedt notes 13 examples, a further 17th examples have appeared in auctions including this coin. A very sought after emission in this series for its historical importance. The reverse depicts Pharnabazos who played a significant role in the Peloponnesian War, providing Persian military and financial support to Sparta. In BC 399, when Sparta turned on its former ally and invaded Persia, Pharnabazos organised the Persian fleet and with the assistance of the Athenian Conon and Evagoras of Salamis, fought a decisive sea-battle in BC 394 near Knidos, completely destroying the Spartan fleet. Pharnabazos was the hereditary satrap of Phrygia and his granddaughter, Apame (Apama), married Seleukos and thus is said to be the founding Queen of the Seleukid Empire.
Feb 18, 2017
Mytilene (BC 454-427) EL Hekte - B5111 viewsca 454-428/7 BC. EL Hekte (2.56g, 10mm, 3h). Laureate head of Apollo facing right / Bearded head of Silenos facing right, within incuse square. Good VF, well centred with reverse weakly struck as is usual for this emission. Carr coll.

A popular collectors' coin, Bodenstedt noting 9 examples. This is the 17th additional example to appear in auctions.
Feb 18, 2017
Mytilene (BC 454-427) EL Hekte - B4474 viewsca 454-428/7 BC. EL Hekte (2.51g, 10mm, 12h). Head of nymph three-quarter facing and turned slightly right, wearing taenia that is bound up at the back of her head / Bull's head left; M above; all within incuse square. Good VF. Carr coll.

A rare coin with Bodenstedt noting just 7 examples. There are only 7 additional examples appearing in auctions before this sale. This emission shares an obverse similar to B45 with some sharing the same die. There is a variation of the obverse in which at the top left of field (10:00) contains a letter “A” (see Coin ID 12993). On the reverse, the “M” above the bull’s head has been taken to indicate Mytilene.
1 commentsFeb 12, 2017
Methymna (AD 222-235) AE 34 - Severus Alexander5 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235 AD. AE34 (21.69g). Lollianos, strategos. AV K M AVP CЄ AΛЄΞANΔPOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ЄΠ CTP ΛOΛΛIANOV MHΘVMNAIΩN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. Extremely rare. VF.Feb 07, 2017
Mytilene (BC 477-455) EL Hekte - B-38 viewsca 478-455 BC. EL Hekte (2.50g, 9.5mm, 11h). Head of female right, hair bound in sakkos; Λ¬E flanking neck; all on raised disk / Incuse head of cock right; small square behind neck. gVF.

The cataloguer at CNG described this coin as “Unique.” If genuine, this is a fascinating and important coin as its obverse and reverse are of an unknown type and the obverse appears to be a ‘shield-like’. The obverse has a ‘hint’ of an under-type at 5 o’clock.

The coin is an ‘enigma’: The reverse is a cock's head facing right. B3, B7 and B9 are comparable portraits but all face left. The reverse type suggests that the coin is pre-455 BC but the obverse has a portrait of a woman which is unknown for the early series. The 'shield-like' attachment on the obverse does not have a precedent in the Mytilene series.
Jan 13, 2017