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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor



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Salamis (BC 330) Didrachm - Nikokreon319 viewsNikokreon, 331-310 BC. AR Light Cypriot Shekel (6.25g). Turreted head of Aphrodite right, NK (ligate) to left / Laureate head of Apollo left, BA behind. gVF. From Late Collector (Rothschild), J. Ward, The Metropolitan Museum of Arts, New York and Georgiades; ex Sotheby, Wilkinson and Hodge (5/1900), 405; Sotheby, The Property of the Metropolitan Museum of Arts II - Greek Coins from the John Ward Collection (4/1973), 651; and Elsen 76 (2003), 290.
Salamis (BC 361-351) AV Stater - Evagoras II1164 viewsEvagoras II, King of Salamis, 361-351 BC. AV Stater (8.21g). Persic standard. Lion standing left on ground line, eagle perched left on its back, wings closed, looking back / Archer standing right, quiver on shoulder, holding notched arrow and about to draw bow, ΕΥΑ to left. Near EF, a few minor marks, well centered. Unique and unpublished.

A total of five gold staters of Evagoras II were previously known, of three different varieties. The reverse of the present piece is a previously unknown design for Evagoras, an archer about to draw his bow, instead of the bust of Aphrodite.
Kition (BC 392-361) Stater - Melekiathon673 viewsMelekiathon, King of Kition, 392-361 BC. AR Stater (20mm, 9.88g), struck ca 370 BC. Herakles advancing right, wearing full lion skin on shoulders, club in raised right hand, bow in outstretched left hend; within dotted circlular border / Lion walking right on ground line, head facing. Very rare - 4th known. aEF.
Amathos (BC 350) 1/3 Stater - Rhoikos721 viewsRhoikos, King of Amathos, ca 350 BC. AR 1/3 Stater - Tetrobol (2.18g). Head of lion right, in dotted circle / Forepart of lion right, head facing. EF.
Paphos (BC 51-30) AE - Cleopatra VII803 viewsCleopatra VII Philopator, 51-30 BC. AE Dichalkon - 1/8 Unit (1.99g, 12h). Paphos mint. Diademed and draped idealized bust right / Double cornucopiae. VF, dark green patina.
Koinon of Cyprus (AD 14-37) AE 23 - Tiberius376 viewsTiberius, with Julia Augusta (Livia), 14-37 AD. AE23 (8.51g, 12h), struck after 15/6 AD. Bare head of Tiberius right / Livia seated right, holding patera and scepter. Good Fine, brown and green patina, pitted surfaces on reverse and edge from from 2h to 4h. Ex. Wagner Coll.
Paphos (BC 51-30) AE - Cleopatra VII237 viewsCleopatra VII Philopator, 51-30 BC. AE Chalkous - 1/16 Unit (1.01g, 12h), Paphos mint. Diademed idealized head right / Eagle standing left on thunderbolt. VF, dark brown patina.
Amathos (BC 400-350) Stater - Uncertain King378 viewsUncertain King of Amathos, ca 380 BC. AR Stater/Didrachm (19mm, 6.60g, 9h). Lion reclining right, paw raised, eagle flying right above / Forepart of roaring lion right. Toned, VF. Rare.

Last additions - Cyprus
Cyprus Uncertain (AD 138-161) AE 33 - Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius112 viewsAntoninus Pius, with Marcus Aurelius as Caesar, 138-161 AD. AE33 (25.93g, 6h). Struck circa AD 147-161. Laureate head right / Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right. VF, brown surfaces, minor roughness. Ex Berk BBS 158 (3/2008), no. 467.Jan 26, 2016
Cyprus Uncertain (AD 138-161) AE 33 - Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius129 viewsAntoninus Pius, with Marcus Aurelius as Caesar, 138-161 AD. AE33 (25.77g, 5h). Struck circa 147-161 AD. AV K T AI AΔP AN-TΩNINOC CЄ Є, laureate head of Antoninus Pius right / M AVPHΛIOC KAICAP VIOC CЄ, bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust of Marcus Aurelius right. Good VF, brown patina. Jan 26, 2016
Salamis (BC 411-373) AV 1/4 Stater - Evagoras I367 viewsEvagoras I, King of Salamis, 411-374 BC. AV 1/4 Stater (2.01g). "U­va­ko­ro" in Cypriot characters, youthful head of Herakles wearing lion’s skin headdress, facing three­-quarters left/ "Pa­si­le­wo­se" in Cypriot characters, goat lying right. Apparently only the second specimen known. Good extremely fine.May 24, 2015
Koinon of Cyprus (AD 198-217) AE 32 - Caracalla247 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217. AE32 (16.15g, 5h). Laureate heroic bust of Caracalla right / Temple of Paphian Aphrodite within which cone, crescent and star on top of temple, roofed wing on each side within which candelabrum stands, dove on roof of each wing, paved semicircular court before temple. aVF. Apparently Unique.

Palea Paphos was one of the most important pilgrimage centres in the Greek world due to its famous Sanctuary of Aphrodite; the goddess herself was born of the sea near Paphos, and floated in on a scallop shell. When she arose, she was hailed as 'Cyprian'. The Sanctuary of Aphrodite continued to flourish well into the Roman era. Several Roman emperors honoured the shrine, and it was visited by Titus in 69 AD when the future emperor was on his way to Egypt. He consulted the oracle of Aphrodite, and was told that he had a great future. The sanctuary was rebuilt by the Romans after the earthquake of 76/77 AD, in a design that preserved the layout of the original. The cult of Aphrodite survived at Palea Paphos until the 4th century AD, when Emperor Theodosius outlawed paganism. Today, virtually nothing remains of the Sanctuary save the holy ground itself.
Apr 04, 2015
Paphos (BC 500-480) Diobol156 viewsUncertain king, ca 500-480 BC. AR Diobol (11.5mm, 1.50g). Bull running right; winged solar disk above / Quadripartite incuse square. VF, toned, granular surfaces, area of fill. Extremely rare, unpublished in the standard references.Mar 14, 2015
Cyprus Uncertain (AD 69-79) Tetradrachm - Vespasian183 viewsVespasian, 69-79 AD. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 12.88g, 12h), struck 75-76 AD. AVTOKPATΩP OVЄCΠACIANOC KAICAP, laureate head left / ЄTOVC NЄOV IЄPOV H, Zeus Salaminios standing facing, holding patera in right hand, left hand resting on a short scepter; eagle on left arm, VF. Tricarico coll.Nov 03, 2014
Koinon of Cyprus (AD 198-217) AE 32 - Caracalla236 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE32 (20.83g, 6h). Laureate head right / Conical cult xoanon of Aphrodite of Paphos within central distyle tower; distyle porticoes flanking, each containing candelabra and with dove above; the entire structure set on low basis; semicircular fencing below. VF, brown and green patina, light adjustment marks on reverse. Ex Seeger Coll.Jun 20, 2014
Koinon of Cyprus (AD 193-211) AE 31 - Septimius Severus211 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE31 (16.67g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Temple of Aphrodite at Paphos containing conical xoanon; semicircular courtyard around. Good VF, attractive dark green patina, deposits.Jun 16, 2014