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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

Uncertain Greek


157 coins, last one added on Jan 22, 2017
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Uncertain Roman


40 coins, last one added on May 12, 2016
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Achaemenid Kings of Persia


see also Kings of Lydia

29 coins, last one added on Apr 07, 2013
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Satraps and Governors


78 coins, last one added on Sep 12, 2016, 16 linked coins, 94 coins total
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27 coins, last one added on Jan 13, 2013, 11 linked coins, 38 coins total
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Possibly NOT Asia Minor


22 coins, last one added on Sep 30, 2013
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Ancient Sites and Objects


2 coins, last one added on Aug 12, 2015
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Random coins - Asia Minor General
Uncertain (BC 350-300) Drachm - Memnon72 viewsLampsakos(?). Memnon of Rhodes, mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (15mm, 3.18g, 11h). Pseudo­Rhodian type. Youthful head of Helios left on radiate solar disk / Rose with buds to either side; E Y flanking. Good VF, toned, a little die wear on obverse. Very rare.
Uncertain (BC 350-250) Obol?119 views4th-3rd century BC. AR Obol (9mm, 0.9g). Head of man right, wearing Pileus / Lion running left on ground line, A (?) below. VF.
Uncertain (BC 440-390) Wheel - Hemiobol361 views5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.28g, 6.5mm). Eagle standing left / Four-spoked wheel. Extremely rare. Nice very fine.
Uncertain (BC 500) Triobol82 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Hemidrachm / Triobol (?) (10mm, 2.32g). Forepart of horse right / Irregular quadripartite incuse. VF, granular surfaces.

This curious pale silver issue is struck on the thick, globular flan often associated with late figural electrum. The attribution is uncertain; Schönert-Geiss has published similar specimens as tetrobols of the earliest issues at Maroneia, while find spots seem to indicate an origin in Asia Minor.
Uncertain (BC 480-470) Hemiobol235 viewsSamos (?), 6th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.29g, 5mm). Lion's head facing / Quadripartite incuse square. VF. Rare.
Orontes (BC 357-352) AE279 viewsOrontes, Satrap of Mysia, ca 357-352 BC. AE (0.97g), struck at Kisthene. Bearded head of Satrap right, wearing Persian headdres (Bashlyk) / Forepart of winged boar right, [ORO-NT-A (?)] around.
(BC 500-300) Lead weight - hemihekte238 viewsca 500 BC. Hemihekte lead weight (1.309g, 13.3x8.6mm). Head of Silenos facing / Incuse scallop shell. gVF. Carr coll.

This lead piece appears to be a coin weight for an electrum hemihekte of Phocaic standard. The facing head of Silenos types are commonly found on coins from Sicily, Macedonia, Lesbos, Mysia and Ionia. The scallop shell, while a common type for Italy and Sicily, was used as a control symbol across the Greek world. The weight is appropriate for an electrum hemihekte of standard and type struck in Asia Minor. This appears to be the first recorded specimen, but is consistent with those anticipated by Lang and Crosby, “The Athenian Agora - Volume X: Weights, Measures and Tokens” (1964).
Memnon (BC 340-334) Tetradrachm615 viewsMemnon of Rhodes, Satrap in Ionia, ca 340-334 BC. Ephesos? AR Tetradrachm (15.03g). Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, holding spear and bow, ΔΗ to left / Incuse relief map of the hinterland of Ephesos(?). EF. Extremely rare.

Last additions - Asia Minor General
Uncertain (BC 500-450) Hemiobol 15 viewsca 6th century BC. AR Hemiobol (7mm, 0.31g). Head of roaring lion right / Bearded male head left, wearing petasos?; all within incuse square. aVF. Extremely rare, apparently unpublished.Jan 22, 2017
Uncertain (BC 460-400) owl - Tetartemorion17 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (5mm, 0.12g). Head of Apollo left / Owl standing left, head facing. aVF. Very rare.Jan 22, 2017
Uncertain (BC 500-450) Hemiobol8 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (7mm, 0.42g). Bull standing left, head right / Quadripartite incuse square. gF. Very rare, apparently unpublished.Jan 22, 2017
Uncertain (BC 480-450) Hemidrachm19 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.5g, 13mm). Sphinx facing right / Head of goat facing left in incuse square. Dec 28, 2016
Uncertain (BC 480-450) Obol32 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Obol (0.81g, 8mm). Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Helmeted male head right within pelleted linear border; all within incuse square. Extremely rare, very fine.Dec 28, 2016
Uncertain (BC 460-400) eagle - Tetartemorion41 views4th century BC. AR Fraction (6.5mm, 0.20g, 12h). Head right, wearing bashlyk / Eagle standing left; uncertain inscription to left; all in dotted square in incuse square. Unpublished. VF, a couple trace deposits, faint cleaning marks on reverse.Sep 24, 2016
Autophradates (BC 380-355) AE 1180 viewsAutophradates, Satrap of Lydia (392-388 BC), and Ionia and Lydia (380-355 BC). AE11 (1.02g). Head right, wearing satrapal headdress / OΛ, grain ear and monoskelis. gVF.Sep 12, 2016
Uncertain (BC 460-400) eagle - Tetartemorion48 views4th century BC. AR Fraction (1/32 Siglos?) (0.14g, 7mm). Male head right, wearing bashlyk / Eagle standing left within pelleted linear border; all within incuse square. gVF. Extremely rare.Sep 12, 2016