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maionia.jpg
30 views19 mm, 3.27 gareich
maionia~0.jpg
11 views18.5 mm, 4.59 gareich
Drachm_from_Ionia,_Magnesia.jpg
29 views Drachm from Ionia, Magnesia. AR18mm
Left field: Δ within wreath. Beneath throne: Ε
319-305 BC, Price 1983.
( Thanks Rover1.3 for the ID!)
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Samos_didrachm.jpg
110 viewsIslands off Ionia, Samos. Circa 310-300 BC. AR Didrachm (6.24 gm, 19mm). Asklepiades. Obv.: lion’s mask facing. Rev.: ΣΑ / [Α]ΣΚΛΗΠΙΑΔ[ΗΣ] Forepart of an ox to right, with a dotted truncation and an olive branch to right. Barron p. 214, 2 b (this coin). Ex:Münzen und Medaillen AG, Basel - fixed price list 169 (1957), lot 183 commentspaul1888
Miletos_Diobol.jpg
25 viewsIONIA. MILETOS. DIOBOL (6TH-5TH CENTURIES BC).


Obv: Forepart of lion left.
Rev: Stellate pattern within incuse square.

SNG Kayhan 476-82.

Condition: Extremely fine.

Weight: 1.18 g.
Diameter: 9 mm.
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Klazomenai_Silver_Hemidrachm.jpg
24 viewsIonia, Klazomenai. Silver Hemidrachm (1.99 g), ca. 380-360 BC. Kronax, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo facing slightly left. Reverse: KΛ-A below, swan standing left; around, magistrate's name: KPΩ-NAΞ. Cf. SNG Copenhagen 16ff; cf. BMC 23ff. Very Rare.
From the Lee Rousseau Collection; Ex Gorny & Mosch 200 (12 October 2011), 1799.
The dies used to strike this handsome hemidrachm of Klazomenai are possibly the work of the famous artist Theodotos: they are reminiscent of the tetradrachm from dies of his that he signed in the British Museum's collection.
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Gallienus_Unident_Prov.jpg
7 Gallienus36 viewsGallienus
Æ27 of Smyrna, Ionia

O: AVT K Π ΛIK_[IN] ΓAΛΛIHNOC, Laureate draped cuirassed bust right

R: CMYPNAIΩN Γ N_EΩKOPΩN[..] IΠ[ΠIKOV] ΦIΛH_TOV, the Amazon Smyrna, turreted and cuirassed, standing left, holding bipennis and pelta right.

SNG Copenhagen 1410var

Thanks to FORVM member Andreas Reich and www258pair.com for help IDing this coin.
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Asia_Minor.jpg
Asia Minor24 viewsAncient Greek coinage of Asia Minor: Black Sea Area (Bosporos, Kolchis, Pontos, Paphlagonia, & Bithynia), Western Asia Minor (Mysia, Troas, Aiolis, Lesbos, Ionia, Lydia, & Caria), & Central & Southern Asia Minor (Phrygia, Lycia, Pamphylia, Pisidia, Lycanonia, Cilicia, Galata, Cappadocia).1 commentsChristian T
Baktria,_Diodotos_I,_AR_tetradrachm_-_Holt_A6_4_(this_coin)~0.jpg
Baktrian Kingdom, Diodotos I, ca. 255/250-240 BC, AR Tetradrachm 27 viewsDiademed head of Diodotos I right.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ANTIOXOY Zeus advancing left hurling thunderbolt, eagle at feet, ΙΔΤ (Iota, Delta, Sampi) monogram in inner left field.

Holt A6.4 (this coin); Kritt A6 (plate 2 A6 this coin); CSE 1294 (this coin); SNG Lockett 3109 (this coin ID: SNGuk_0300_3109); Pozzi 2945 (this coin); ESM 717α (this coin); SNG ANS 77; SC 631.a; Bopearachchi 2E; Mitchiner 64d; Qunduz 6; HGC 9, 243.
Mint "A" - Ai Khanoum

(26 mm, 15.73 g, 6h).
Herakles Numismatics; ex- Houghton Collection (CSE 1294); ex- Lockett Collection (SNGLockett 3109); ex- Pozzi Collection: Naville Sale I (1921) 2945 (sold for CHF 35).

This coin has a very distinguished provenance and has been published as plate coin in four reference works.

The emission with the ΙΔΤ (Iota, Delta Sampi) mint control mark is the most abundant of the Diodotid issues, representing about 13% of known Diodotid precious metal coins. The same control carries over into the early coinage of Euthydemos, although eventually displaced by the PK control monogram after 208/6 BC when Antiochos III captured Ai Khanoum while Euthydemos remained besieged at Baktra, after which it appears that Baktra/Balkh assumed the role of primary royal mint in Baktria. In is notable that the Archaic Greek letter Sampi forms the bottom of the ΙΔΤ monogram. It is an Archaic Greek form of a double Sigma that persisted in Greek dialects of Asia Minor. Many Greek settlers from Asia Minor migrated to Baktria, including the illustrious ruler Euthydemos from Magnesia in either Lydia, or Ionia. The archaic Greek Sampi possibly traveled to Baktria with the earliest Greek settlers from Asia Minor.
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sphinx_quad_drach~0.jpg
IONIA, CHIOS12 viewsCa 400-380 BC
AR Drachm 13 mm, 3.63 g
O: Sphinx seated left; amphora surmounted by grapes to left
R: Quadripartite granulated incuse square
Chios; BMC 17-8
ex Roma Numismatics auction
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Δ in circular punch279 viewsIONIA. Smyrna. Civic. Æ 20. Time of Gordian to Valerian. Obv: .IEPACVNKΛHTOC. Laureate and draped bust of the Roman Senate right, countermark on bust. Rev: CMVPΓNE-ΩKOPΩN. Figure of Tyche holding rudder and cornucopia, inside tetrastyle temple. Ref: Ex. Lindgren II:556; BMC 233. Axis: 180°. Weight: 4.95 g. CM: Δ in circular punch, 5.5 mm. Howgego 791 (34 pcs). Note: The countermark was probably not applied before the time of the joint reign of Valerian and Gallienus. Collection Automan.Automan
Ephesus_tessera.JPG
145 viewsIONIA, Ephesos. 1st-2nd century AD
Æ Tessera (18mm, 2.74 g)
KHPIΛIC ωΔE ΠPOC ΠAΛVPIN
Bee
CKωΠI, recumbent stag; E to left, Φ to right
BMC 186; SNG Copenhagen 355


Head interprets the legend ΠAΛYPIN as related to υρoν, beehive, and ύppις, basket and conflated with πaλιν, bring back. From this, he suggests that the token would have been placed in a jar and shaken to produce a ringing sound, while the magical words were spoken. Thus, the piece would be a magical token, related to the folk tradition of ringing the bees into their hives. Such an explanation is perhaps overly fanciful.
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ephesos_tessera_in_silver_mount.jpg
36 viewsIONIA, Ephesos. 1st-2nd century AD.
Æ Tessera in contemporary AR mount (23mm, 6.25, 1 h)
KHPIΛIC ωΔE ΠPOC ΠAΛVPIN
Bee
CKωΠI, recumbent stag; E to left, Φ to right
BMC 186; SNG Copenhagen 355
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DSC_6025.jpg
23 viewsIONIA, Ephesos
PB Tessera (16mm, 3.49 g)
Eagle standing right with wings spread, head left
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Gülbay & Kireç 71
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31 viewsIONIA, Ephesos
PB Tessera (15mm, 6.51 g)
Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon
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Gülbay & Kireç 195, 197-200
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Y04285.jpg
24 viewsIONIA, Ephesos
PB Tessera (15mm, 4.51 g)
Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm frond
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Gülbay & Kireç 11-2 var. (Victory left; no border)
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35 viewsIONIA, Ephesos. Alexander.
PB Tessera (17mm, 3.95 g, 4h)
Artemis kneeling right, bathing, within grotto surmounted by half-length figure of Aktaion, wearing antlers and raising arms
Hippocampus right, AΛЄ Ξ around
Gülbay & Kireç –; Gorny & Mosch 212 (5 March 2013), lot 3333 (same dies); Vossen 35 (this coin)

Ex Tom Vossen Collection, 35
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ephesos_ascleupeus.jpg
25 viewsIONIA, Ephesos.
PB Tessera (15mm, 1.58 g)
Aesculapius standing left, leaning on staff entwined with snakes
Blank
Gülbay & Kireç 3 (same dies) corr. (Aesculapius, not Eirene)
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16 viewsIONIA, Ephesos
PB Tessera (17mm, 2.57 g)
Figure standing right, playing auloi
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Gülbay & Kireç 133

Ex Naumann 52 (3 April 2017), lot 306
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35 viewsIONIA, Ephesos.
PB Tessera (15mm, 4.22 g)
Bird cage; PY to upper left
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Gülbay & Kireç -

Ex Tom Vossen Collection
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22 viewsIONIA, Ephesos
PB Tessera
Boar running right; [...]YX above, V below
Δ
Gülbay & Kireç -
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wreath1.jpg
24 viewsIONIA, Ephesos
PB Tessera (15mm, 2.54 g)
BOY/Λ/ ΘЄO within wreath
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Gülbay & Kireç -

Apparently issued by the Boule, a local council in charge of civic matters. Theo is either the name of a magistrate or an epithet of the Boule.
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bull1.JPG
33 viewsIONIA, Ephesos
PB Tessera (15mm, 3.63 g)
Bull standing right
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Gülbay & Kireç 90
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26 viewsIONIA, Ephesos. Marchos, grammateus of the Boule.
PB Tessera (18mm, 8.88 g)
MAR ΓP BOV, composite head of Silenos facing right and young horned Pan facing left; c/m: bird (stork?) standing right
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Gülbay & Kireç –; Vossen 42 (this coin)

Ex Tom Vossen Collection, 42; Münzzentrum Rheinland 161 (11 January 2012), lot 315; Münzzentrum Rheinland 159 (4 May 2011), lot 357
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bull1~0.JPG
21 viewsIONIA, Ephesos
PB Tessera (14mm, 1.51 g)
Bull standing right; star above
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Gülbay & Kireç 91
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37 viewsIONIA, Ephesos
PB Tessera (20mm, 3.30 g)
The Charites (the Three Graces) standing, the left and right facing, the middle with back to view
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Gülbay & Kireç 53 var. (reverse type)

Ex Mark Staal Three Graces Collection; Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 232, lot 515 (part of). Found near Ephesus.
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28 viewsIONIA, Ephesos
PB Tessera (18mm, 4.03 g)
The Charites (the Three Graces) standing, the left and right facing, the middle with back to view
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Gülbay & Kireç 53 var. (reverse type)

Ex Mark Staal Three Graces Collection (Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 300), lot 432 (part of)
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10329.jpg
34 viewsIONIA, Ephesos
PB Tessera (15mm, 2.16 g)
Crab
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Gülbay & Kireç -
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cross1.jpg
18 viewsIONIA, Ephesos
PB Tessera (15mm, 2.66 g)
Deeply punched cross shape with two additional annular punches
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Gülbay & Kireç 153 (lacking the two annular punches)
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Ephesus_cult_statue_tessera.JPG
35 viewsIONIA, Ephesos
PB Tessera (17mm, 2.98 g, 7 h)
Diana Ephesia, uncertain legend around
Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm frond
Gülbay & Kireç -
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hound1.jpg
31 viewsIONIA, Ephesos
PB Tessera (16mm, 2.83 g)
Dog's head right
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Gülbay & Kireç -
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17 viewsIONIA, Ephesos
PB Tessera
Eagle standing right with wings spread, head left, holding wreath in beak; uncertain legend around
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Gülbay & Kireç -
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00005x00~6.jpg
17 viewsIONIA, Ephesos
PB Tessera
Eagle standing right with wings spread, head left, holding wreath in beak; uncertain legend around
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Gülbay & Kireç -
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eagle1.JPG
36 viewsIONIA, Ephesos. A. Aurelius Marcellienus Phil. 2nd-3rd centuries AD.
PB Tessera (14mm, 2.28 g)
∙ A ∙ AYP ∙ MAPKЄΛΛIЄNOY ΦIΛ
Eagle standing right on rock, raising one leg, with shrimp in mouth
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Gülbay & Kireç -
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10283s00.jpg
39 viewsIONIA, Ephesos. Faustos Philosebastos. Agoranomos, 2nd-3rd centuries AD.
PB Tessera (17mm, 5.02 g)
[…Φ]AVCTOV ΦIΛOCЄB/ AΓOPANOM OV
Head of elephant right
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Gülbay & Kireç -

Ex Tom Vossen Collection
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fish1.jpg
21 viewsIONIA, Ephesos
PB Tessera (15mm, 1.76 g)
Two fish swimming in opposite directions
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Gülbay & Kireç 125, 127-9
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fortuna1.JPG
20 viewsIONIA, Ephesos
PB Tessera (20mm, 7.10 g)
Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia; Λ O flanking
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Cf. Gülbay & Kireç 45 (for obv.)
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10 viewsIONIA, Ephesos
PB Tessera (16mm, 4.16 g)
Bearded male head right (satyr?)
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Gülbay & Kireç –
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hermes.JPG
32 viewsIONIA, Ephesos. Din-. Grammateus of the Boule, 1st-3rd century AD
PB Tessera (17mm, 3.53 g)
ΓPAM ∙ BO ∙ Є ∙ ΔIN[...]
Hermes standing left, holding bag and caduceus
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Gülbay & Kireç -
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lanz31.JPG
27 viewsIONIA, Ephesos. Muod-. Grammateus of the Boule, 1st-3rd century AD
PB Tessera (15mm, 3.18 g)
MYOΔ Γ B
Hippocamp swimming right, holding rudder in tail
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Gülbay & Kireç -
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lanz11.JPG
26 viewsIONIA, Ephesos
PB Tessera (17mm, 4.42 g)
Horse advancing left, holding palm frond in mouth; NЄI above
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Gülbay & Kireç -
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13 viewsIONIA, Ephesos.
PB Tessera (21mm, 6.53 g) Dated SE 469 (AD 157/8?)
Rider on horseback right, holding whip; YΞΘ below
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Gülbay & Kireç –; Vossen 57 (this coin)

Ex Tom Vossen Collection, 57; Münzzentrum Rheinland 150 (7 January 2009), lot 263; Münzzentrum Rheinland 134 (30 August 2006), lot 404
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horse1~0.JPG
23 viewsIONIA, Ephesos
PB Tessera (19mm, 3.00 g)
Horse leaping right; palm frond above
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Gülbay & Kireç -
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00020x00~0.jpg
12 viewsIONIA, Ephesos
PB Tessera (16mm, 3.46 g)
Hygeia, standing right, holding serpent, and Aesculapeius, standing left, resting serpent-entwined staff on ground
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Gülbay & Kireç –
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lion1.jpg
20 viewsIONIA, Ephesos
PB Tessera (18mm, 3.99 g)
Lion advancing right
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Cf. Gülbay & Kireç 92 (lion in different stance) corr. (not a seahorse)
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griffin1.JPG
26 viewsIONIA, Ephesos
PB Tessera (17mm, 4.37 g)
Lion standing right with paw on column; cornucopia over shoulder; ЄP to left
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Gülbay & Kireç -
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57 viewsIONIA, Ephesos
PB Tessera (17mm, 3.13 g)
Bearded male head right (Herakles?)
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Gülbay & Kireç – (but cf. 213-4, for other bearded males)
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masks1.JPG
25 viewsIONIA, Ephesos
PB Tessera (12mm, 1.43 g)
Comedy and tragedy masks; AΞI below
The Charites (the Three Graces) standing, the left and right facing, the middle with back to view
Cf. Gülbay & Kireç 140-2/53 (for obv./rev.)
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20 viewsIONIA, Ephesos
PB Tessera (12mm, 2.97 g)
Facing head of Medusa
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Gülbay & Kireç 191-2
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mercury1.JPG
27 viewsIONIA, Ephesos
PB Tessera (18mm, 7.48 g, 7 h)
Mercury standing left, holding bag and caduceus; altar to left
Bull standing right; star above
Gülbay & Kireç 16/89 (for obv/rev., same dies)
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19 viewsIONIA, Ephesos
PB Tessera
[…]ΔPOY · ACOK(?); monogram consisting of letters AΔΦPY
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Gülbay & Kireç -
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_(KGrHqF,!lMFCSjPoI()BQv2mFrJKw~~60_1.jpg
43 viewsIONIA, Ephesos
PB Tessera (15mm, 3.31 g)
Hermit crab right; wheat ear below
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Gülbay & Kireç 40 var. (figure on reverse - same obverse die)
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8 viewsIONIA, Ephesos
PB Tessera (17mm, 3.95 g)
Murex shell, flanked by dolphin swimming upwards and eel
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Gülbay & Kireç –
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hermit.JPG
35 viewsIONIA, Ephesos
PB Tessera (16mm, 4.22 g, 2 h)
Hermit crab right; wheat ear below
Lion advancing right
Gülbay & Kireç 40 var. (figure on reverse – same obverse die)

My special thanks to BCD for withholding his bid and allowing me to acquire this piece.
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Pecunem.jpg
40 viewsIONIA, Ephesos
PB Tessera (14mm, 2.31 g, 10 h)
Hermit crab right; wheat ear below
Facing head of Medusa
Cf. Gülbay & Kireç 40/191-2 (for obv./rev.)

Ex Pecunem 10 (1 December 2013), lot 848
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Victory_tessera.JPG
32 viewsIONIA, Ephesos
PB Tessera (16mm, 2.8 g)
Victory advancing right, holding wreath, palm frond over shoulder; VM-NΩ flanking
Gülbay & Kireç 11-2 (same dies)
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61 viewsIONIA, Ephesos.
PB Tessera (20mm, 5.41 g)
Oleiculture scene: male figure standing right, holding stick and knocking olives from tree to right; star and crescent between; behind, stag(?) standing left; [...]POV above
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Gülbay & Kireç –

Scenes of the olive harvest are entirely unknown on coinage, but some mosaics and Greek vases illustrate the practice. See in particular an Attic black figure neck amphora in the British Museum (ABV, 273, 116) depicting two men using sticks to knock olives from a tree.
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pan1.jpg
27 viewsIONIA, Ephesos
PB Tessera (12mm, 1.43 g)
Pan standing left, holding lagobolon in left hand, raising right; palm frond to right, leaf to left
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Gülbay & Kireç -

The lagobolon was a curved stick used for striking hares.
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33 viewsIONIA, Ephesos
PB Tessera (15mm, 1.31 g)
Prawn right, surrounded by scallop, tunny, shark, and dolphin; X over Δ to right Retrograde P within wreath
Gülbay & Kireç -

Ex Tom Vossen Collection; Münzzentrum 150 (7 Jan 2009), lot 258
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cockle1.JPG
28 viewsIONIA, Ephesos
PB Tessera (14mm, 3.94 g)
Cockle or scallop shell
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Gülbay & Kireç -
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octopus1.jpg
31 viewsIONIA, Ephesos
PB Tessera (21mm,5.66 g)
Squid
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Gülbay & Kireç -
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horse1.JPG
23 viewsIONIA,Ephesos
PB Tessera (16mm, 2.34 g)
Stag standing right
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Gülbay & Kireç 98 corr. (stag, not crab)
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Lanz21.JPG
40 viewsIONIA, Ephesos
PB Tessera (19mm, 4.90 g)
Togate figure standing left, sacrificing at altar before tholos containing cult statue
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Gülbay & Kireç -; Hirsch 279, lot 4922

The engraver of this die betrays no small skill in his execution of the obverse type; the circular shrine is shown in perspective, with the columns arranged so as to suggest distance while still leaving room for the statue to be visible. I was surprised to find that another specimen of this type from different, though equally elegant dies had recently sold in a Hirsch auction, there misidentified as a “bleiplombe,” or lead seal.
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21 viewsIONIA, Ephesos
PB Tessera
The Charites (the Three Graces) standing, the left and right facing, the middle with back to view; uncertain legend around
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Gülbay & Kireç -
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tyche1.jpg
27 viewsIONIA, Ephesos
PB Tessera (15mm, 1.74 g)
TYXH THC ΠOΛEAC (Tyche of the City)
Tyche Poleas standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia
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Gülbay & Kireç -
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28 viewsIONIA, Ephesos. Lauphilos, boularches damosie
PB Tessera (21mm, 5.16 g)
ΛAOVΦIΛ•-•BOVΛAP Δ[A]
Dikaiosyne standing left holding cornucopia and scales
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Gülbay & Kireç –

Ex Tom Vossen Collection; Münzzentrum 161 (11 January 2012), lot 316; Münzzentrum 159 (4 May 2011), lot 359
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41 viewsIONIA, Ephesos
PB Tessera (16mm, 3.97 g)
Woman standing facing holding basket on head; MH-NO flanking
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Gülbay & Kireç 48-50
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woman1.JPG
24 viewsIONIA, Ephesos
PB Tessera (14mm, 2.28 g)
Female head right
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Gülbay & Kireç - (but cf. 183 and 184 for other female portraits)
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tranquillina_smyrna_res.jpg
(0241) TRANQUILLINA29 views(wife of Gordian III)
241 - 244 AD
AE Diassarion 22 mm 4.69 g
O: FOURI TRANKUILLEINA C, draped bust right
R: CMURNAIWN G NEWKORWN, Herakles, naked, standing left, holding kantharos, club, and lion-skin over arm
Ionia, Smyrna
SNG Cop 1401-1403; BMC 447-450.
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nero_apollo_miletos_b.jpg
(06) NERO27 views54 - 68 AD
Æ 21.5 mm; 5.94 g
O: Bare head left
R: Apollo Kitharoidos standing right, holding lyre.
IONIA, Miletos; RPC I 2714.
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EphesusDomitian.jpg
-Ionia, Ephesus. Domitian. AD 81-96. Æ 27mm.51 viewsLaureate head right / River-god Marnas reclining left, holding reed and resting arm on overturned urn from which water flows.
RPC 1074
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005b. Britannicus126 viewsBritannicus (son of Claudius) AE17. Ionia, Smyrna

Britannicus (41 - 55 A.D.) was the son of the Roman emperor Claudius and his third wife Messalina. His original name was "Germanicus" but was changed in honor of his father's conquest of Britain in 43 AD.

Nobody is sure why Claudius made Nero his successor and not Britannicus, although the fact that Britannicus may have been Caligula's son is a factor. Britannicus was killed by (partisans of) his step-brother (and brother-in-law) Nero so that Nero could become emperor of Rome.

His sister Octavia is the heroine of the play written at some time after the death of Nero. It's title is titled her name, but its central message is the wrong done to the Claudian house because of the wrong done to its last male member and its last hope.

Britannicus. Before 54 AD. AE 17mm (4.31 g), Minted at Ionia, Smyrna. Bare head right 'ZMYP' below bust / Nike flying right. cf S(GIC) 516. Scarce. Some dirt and patina chipping.

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006c. Statilia Messalina 18 viewsIONIA, Ephesus. Nero, with Statilia Messalina. AD 54-68. Æ . Struck AD 66. Laureate head of Nero right / Draped bust of Messalina right. RPC 2631; SNG von Aulock 7864. Very rare.
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014p Nero (54-68 A.D.), AE-17, Ionia, Smyrna, RPC 2486, Poppaea as Nike, advancing left,144 views014p Nero (54-68 A.D.), AE-17, Ionia, Smyrna, RPC 2486, Poppaea as Nike, advancing left,
avers: NEΡΩNA CEBACTON, Laureate head right.
reverse: NEIKHN ΠOΠΠAIA ZMYΡ, Poppaea as Nike, advancing left, holding wreath and cornucopiae.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter:17,5mm, weight: 4,10g, axis: h,
mint: Ionia, Smyrna, date: 62-65 A.D., ref: RPC 2486, Klose 31.,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans
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037p Marcus Aurelius (161-180 A.D.), Ionia, Ephesos, SNG Cop 400, AE-21, Tyche standing left, 61 views037p Marcus Aurelius (161-180 A.D.), Ionia, Ephesos, SNG Cop 400, AE-21, Tyche standing left,
avers:- M-A-ANTΩNEINOC-K, Laureate-headed bust of Marcus Aurelius wearing cuirass and paludamentum, right.
revers:- EΦEIΩN-B-NEΩ, Tyche standing left, wearing kalathos, holding rudder and cornucopia.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 21,5mm, weight: 5,46g, axis: 5h,
mint: Ionia, Ephesos, date: 161-165 A.D., ref: BMC 243, SNG Cop 400,
Q-001
quadrans
075_Otacilia-Severa_AE-22_M-WTAKIL-CEOVHPA_CHVxxxLIWN-NEWKOPWN_Mushm-_Q-001_6h_22mm_4,26g-s.jpg
075p Otacilia Severa (? - 249? A.D.), Ionia, Smyrna, (third Neokoros), BMC 445, AE-22, Herakles,60 views075p Otacilia Severa (? - 249? A.D.), Ionia, Smyrna, (third Neokoros), BMC 445, AE-22, Herakles,
avers: - Μ-ΟΤΑΚΙΛ-CΕΟΥHΡΑ,
revers: - CMΥRNAIΩN Γ NEΩKORΩN, ( Γ are = third Neokoros), Herakles, naked, standing left, holding kantharos and club, lionskin over arm.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 22 mm, weight: 4,26 g, axis: 6 h,
mint: Ionia, Smyrna, date: B.C., ref: SNG Aulock 2232 (same obv. die), same obvers are Gordian III, SNG vA 2230 or BMC 445,
Q-001
quadrans
092_Valerian-II_(256-258_A_D__Caesar),_AE-21,_Ionia,_Smyrna,_Klose_1_8,_SNG_München_456,_255-60AD_Q-001_0h_20,7mm_3,85g-s.jpg
092p Valerian II. (256-258 A.D.), Ionia, Smyrna, (third Neokoros), SNG München 456, AE-21, Herakles,112 views092p Valerian II. (256-258 A.D.), Ionia, Smyrna, (third Neokoros), SNG München 456, AE-21, Herakles,
avers: - ΠO ΛIK O VAΛEPIANOC, Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
revers: - CMΥRNAIΩN Γ NEΩKO/R ΩN, ( Γ are = third Neokoros), Herakles, naked, standing left, holding kantharos and club, lionskin over arm.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 20,7mm, weight: 3,85g, axis: 0h,
mint: Ionia, Smyrna, date: 255-260B.C., ref: SNG München 456, Klose 1.8, CNG Elec. Auc. 160 (3/2007), lot 198,
Q-001
quadrans
Miletos_1_12.jpg
1/12 stater; forepart of lion32 viewsMiletos, Ionia, AR 1/12 stater. ca. 510 - 494 B.C. 0,9 g, 9 mm. Forepart of lion left, head turned right / Floral star pattern in incuse square. SNG München 703 ff.; SNG Aul. 2082. Podiceps
miletos_1_12_stater.jpg
1/12 stater; Head of lion left/ Star in incuse squar29 viewsIonia, Miletos. Circa 6th– c. 5th c. B.C. 1/12 Stater Silver. 1,1g. 8mm. Obs: Head of roaring lion right. Rev: Star in incuse square. SNG Kayhan 462v. Podiceps
Medio_Asarion_BRITANICO_Smyrna_en_Ionia.jpg
11-20 - Smyrna en Ionia - BRITANICO (50 - 54 D.C.)17 viewsAE15 - 1/2 Assarión (Provincial)
15 mm 4,05 gr 0 hr.

Tiberio Claudio César Británico en latín Tiberius Claudius Caesar Britannicus (12 de febrero de 41 - 11 de febrero de 55) fue un noble romano, nacido del matrimonio entre el emperador Claudio y su tercera esposa, Valeria Mesalina. En el momento de su nacimiento, sólo un mes después del inicio del reinado de Claudio, fue nombrado heredero del Imperio; no obstante hubo tres factores: la condena a muerte de su madre a causa de bigamia, el matrimonio de Claudio con Agripina y la adopción de Nerón, descendiente del recordado Germánico, que provocaron que los ciudadanos romanos no le consideraran como sucesor imperial. Fue asesinado el día anterior a su decimocuarto cumpleaños. (Fuente Wikipedia)

Anv: "ZMYP" debajo - Busto vestido a cabeza desnuda viendo a derecha.
Rev: "ΕΠΙ ΦΙΛΙΣ ΤΟΥ ΕΙΚΑΔΙΟ Σ", (Philistos y Eikadios Magistrados), Nike avanzando a derecha, portando un trofeo sobre su hombro.

Acuñada 50 - 54 D.C.
Ceca: Smyrna en Ionia

Referencias: Vagi #650 - Lingren #562 - KLDSE XXXI #37 pag.223 - SNG Cop #1351 - SNG Von Aulock #7995 - BMC Vol.16 #284 Pag.270 - RPC I #2476 Pag.419
mdelvalle
IMG_6757.JPG
117. Gallienus (253-268 A.D.)9 viewsAv.: IMP CP LIC GALLIENVS PF AVG
Rv.: PROVIDENTIA AVGG

AR Antonionian Ø22 / 4.4g
RIC V-1 Rome 159
Juancho
931_P_Hadrian_RPC1329.jpg
1329 Hadrian, Cistophorus IONIA Ephesus mint, Ephesian Artemis33 viewsReference
RPC III, 1329; Metcalf 6; RIC II 525

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Bust draped r. seen from behind

Rev. DIANA EPHESIA
Cult image of Ephesian Artemis flanked by stags

10.02 gr
27 mm
6h
2 commentsokidoki
745_P_Hadrian_RPC1332.jpg
1332 Hadrian, Cistophorus IONIA Ephesus mint 132-34 AD Tetrastyle temple Artemis standing63 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1332; Metcalf 8; RIC 475; RSC 536; BMCRE 1091; Pinder 70; Sear 3449.

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Bare head right.

Rev. DIA-NA / EPHESIA
Tetrastyle temple on three or four steps; within, cult image of Artemis of Ephesus

10.15 gr
28 mm
6h

Note.
Overstruck on an uncertain cistophorus of Mark Antony and Octavia.
5 commentsokidoki
789_P_Hadrian_RPC_1335A.jpg
1335A Hadrian, Cistophorus IONIA Ephesus mint 132-34 AD Tetrastyle temple Artemis standing52 viewsReference.
RPC --; Metclaf 10; RIC 475 var. (legend); RPC III 1335 var. (obv. legend).

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Bare head right

Rev. [D]IA-NA / EPHESIA
Tetrastyle temple on three or four steps; within, cult image of Artemis of Ephesus (no stags)

10.97 gr
27 mm
5h

note.
There is evidence of the undertype on the obverse, below the truncation of Hadrian's neck: 'IMP CAE
3 commentsokidoki
IMG_5071.JPG
134. Quintillus (Pretender under Claudius II)19 viewsAv.: IMP QVINTILLVS AVG
Rv.: FIDES MILIT
Ex.: S

AE Antonionian Ø18-21 / 2.7g
RIC V-1 52 Milan
Juancho
1304_P_Hadrian_RPC--.jpg
1340A Hadrian, Cistophorus IONIA Ephesus mint, Jupiter seated left12 viewsReference.
RPC III, -- ; Metcalf --; cf RIC II 478 var. (obverse legends). cf RPC III, 1340

Obv. HADRIANVS-AVGVSTVS P P
Bare head right.

Rev. IOVIS OLYMPIVS
Jupiter seated left holding sceptre in l. and cult image of Ephesian Artemis in right

9.91 gr
31 mm
7h
okidoki
956_P_Hadrian_RPC1348.jpg
1348 Hadrian, Cistophorus IONIA Ephesus mint 128-38 AD Asclepius standing43 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1348; RIC II 481a; Metcalf, Cistophori type 20 (unlisted dies); RSC 290.

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Bare head right

Rev. COS III
Asclepius standing front head l. holding serpent-wreathed rod in r., l. arm at side.

11.06 gr
28 mm
6h

Note.
CNG 409 lot 602
Ex Classical Numismatic Group Inventory 761612 (December 2005).
4 commentsokidoki
932_P_Hadrian_RPC1349.jpg
1349 Hadrian, Cistophorus IONIA Ephesus mint 132-34 AD Artemis Leukophryene24 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1349; Metcalf 21

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Bare head right

Rev. COS III
Cult image of Artemis Leukophryene flanked by two birds; crowning Victories flank her

10.04 gr
27 mm
6h
okidoki
1352_P_Hadrian_RPC1353_10.jpg
1353 Hadrian, Cistophorus IONIA Miletus mint, Tetrastyle temple Apollo Didymaeus standing13 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1353/10; RIC 519; Metcalf 24; C. 287

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Bare head right

Rev. COS III
Tetrastyle temple on podium of three steps; within, cult image of Apollo Didymeus standing facing, holding small stag on right hand and bow in left, within tetrastyle temple, shield in pediment

10.94 gr
28 mm
12h
1 commentsokidoki
1159_P_Hadrian_RPC1358.jpg
1358 Hadrian, Cistophorus IONIA Smyrna Zeus seated31 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1358; Metcalf 29

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Bare head right

Rev. COS III
Zeus seated l. on throne holding small image of Ephesian Artemis in r. and sceptre in l.; to l., eagle

10.72 gr
29 mm
12h
4 commentsokidoki
1092_P_Hadrian_RPC1360.jpg
1360 Hadrian, Cistophorus IONIA Smyrna Eagle standing11 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1360; Metcalf 31; RIC 516; Spink 3446 S. 427a

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Bare head right.

Rev. COS III
Eagle standing front on thunderbolt, wings spread, head right

10.78 gr
26 mm
6h

Note.
Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co. KG auction 136 lot 1019 in 2008
Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co. KG auction 143 lot 563 in 2008
Aureo & Calicó S.L. Auction 310 lot 1064
okidoki
501_P_Hadrian_RIC507.jpg
1361 Hadrian, Cistophorus IONIA Smyrna two Nemeses standing31 viewsReference.
RIC 507; Metcalf Type 32; RSC 326; BMC 1074; Pinder 82; RPC III, 1361

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Bare head right

Rev. COS III
The two Nemeses standing facing, heads turned toward each other, both holding out a fold of her dress with right hand, [the left holding a bridle in left hand], the right holding a cubit rule

10.77 gr
26 mm
6h
1 commentsokidoki
1298_P_Hadrian_RPC1362.jpg
1362 Hadrian, Cistophorus IONIA Smyrna Cybele seated10 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1362; Metcalf 33

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Bare head right

Rev. COS III
Cybele seated l. holding patera in r. and resting l. arm on tympanum; at feet, lion looking l., r. forepaw raised.

10.46 gr
27 mm
6h
okidoki
rjb_fjun2_08_06.jpg
161a16 viewsFaustina Junior
AE 22 mm
Ephesus in Ionia
Rev Nike walking left
mauseus
517_P_Hadrian_RPC_1662.JPG
1662 TROAS, Pionia Hadrian Ae 26 Hadrian on horse16 viewsReference. very rare.
RPC III, 1662; B I-B SNR XIII (1905), p. 215 Pionia 1 'im handel'
http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/3/1662/

Magistrate N(e)ikomachos (strategos)

Obv. ΑΥΤΟ ΤΡΑΙΑ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС
Laureate head of Hadrian, right Counter mark Senate?

Rev. ΕΠΙ СΤΡ ΝΙΚΟΜΑΧΟΥ ΠΙΟΝΙΤΩΝ
Emperor on horse, right

7.9 gr
26 mm
6h
okidoki
678_P_Hadrian_RPC1663.jpg
1663 TROAS, Pionia Hadrian AE 14 Heracles standing10 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1663; BMC 4; SNG BN Paris 2335

Magistrate Neikomachos (strategos)

Obv. [ ]ΝΟΝ [ΑΔ]ΡΙΑΝΟ[ ]
Laureate head of Hadrian, r.

Rev. ΕΠΙ ΝΙΚΟ ΠΙΟΝΙΤΩΝ
Heracles standing facing, resting on club with his r. hand, holding lion skin in l.

2.20 gr
14 mm
6h
okidoki
610_P_Hadrian_RPC_1667_4.JPG
1667var. TROAS, Pionia Hadrian,River-God6 viewsReference
PC III, 1667/4 (no cornucopia)

Obv. ΑΥΤΟ ΤΡΑΙΑ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС
Laureate head of Hadrian, right

Rev. [ΠΙΟ]ΝΙΤΩΝ
River-god reclining l., holding reed in his r. hand, l. arm resting on vase from which water runs

2.54 gr
17 mm
12h
okidoki
1342_P_Sabina_RPC1943.jpg
1943 IONIA, Phocaea Sabina, Prow2 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1943; BMC 136; Paris 2014

Obv. ϹΕΒΑϹΤΗ ϹΑΒΕΙΝΑ
Draped bust of Sabina, right

Rev. ΦΩΚΑΕΩΝ
Prow, r.; above, caps of the Dioscuri surmounted by stars

3.24 gr
20 mm
6h
okidoki
893_P_Sabina_RPC1973.JPG
1973 IONIA, Smyrna Sabina River-god Kaleon12 viewsReference
RPC III 1973; Klose XLV, Serie A, 1-12; BMC.336, SNG.Aul.- , SNG.Cop.1365

Issue Without magistrate name

Obv. СΑΒΕΙΝΑ СΕΒΑСΤΗ
Draped bust of Sabina with double stephane r.

Rev. KΑΛΕΩΝ ΖΜΥΡ
River-god Kaleon recumbent, l., himation over lower limbs, holding cornucopia in r. hand, resting with l. arm on inverted vase

3.43 gr
19 mm
12h
okidoki
rjb_carac3_10_07.jpg
19812 viewsCaracalla 198-217 AD
AE 31 mm
Smyrna in Ionia
Zeus seated left holding a small victory
mauseus
rjb_carac8_01_09.jpg
19821 viewsCaracalla 198-217 AD
AE 22 mm
Metropolis in Ionia
Virtus standing left in military dress holding spear and resting on shield
BMC 7
2 commentsmauseus
914_P_Hadrian_cf_RPC1991_Trajan.jpg
1991 IONIA, Erythrae Trajan Æ 28 Demeter standing10 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1991

Magistrate Preimos (strategos)

Obv. ΑΥ ΝΕΡΟΥΑΝ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟΝ
Laureate head of Trajan, right

Rev. ΕΡΥΘΡΑΙΩΝ ΕΠΙ СΤΡΑ, ΠΡΕΙ-ΜΟΥ (in field, l. and r.)
Demeter standing l., wearing long chiton, holding ears of corn in r. hand and resting on long torch with l. hand

9.67 gr
28 mm
12h
okidoki
Caligula_Drusilla_AE20.jpg
1ao3 Julia Drusilla33 viewsAE 20 of Smyrna (Izmir, Turkey)
Laureate head of Caligula, right, ΓAION KAICAPA EΠI AOYIOΛA
Drusilla as Persephone seated left, poppies between two stalks of grain in right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, ∆POYCIΛΛAN ZMYPNAIΩN MHNOΦANHC

Caligula’s sister

Klose XXVIII, 27 (Vs4/Rs10); RPC I 2472; SNG Cop 1343; SNGvA 2202; BMC Ionia p. 269, 272

According to Suetonius’ salacious account: Germanicus had married Agrippina the Elder, daughter of Marcus Agrippa and Julia the Elder, and she had borne him nine children. Two died in infancy, another in early childhood. . . .

The other children survived their father: three girls, Agrippina the Younger, Drusilla and Livilla, born in successive years; and three boys, Nero, Drusus, and Gaius Caesar (Caligula). . . . [Caligula] habitually committed incest with each of his three sisters, seating them in turn below him at large banquets while his wife reclined above. It is believed that he violated Drusilla’s virginity while a minor, and been caught in bed with her by his grandmother Antonia, in whose household they were jointly raised. Later, when Drusilla was married to Lucius Cassius Longinus, an ex-consul, he took her from him and openly treated her as his lawful married wife. When he fell ill he made her heir to his estate and the throne.

When Drusilla died (in 38AD) he declared a period of public mourning during which it was a capital offense to laugh, or bathe, or to dine with parents, spouse or children. Caligula himself was so overcome with grief that he fled the City in the middle of the night, and travelled through Campania, and on to Syracuse, returning again with the same degree of haste, and without cutting his hair or shaving. From that time forwards whenever he took an important oath, even in public or in front of the army, he always swore by Drusilla’s divinity.
Blindado
452_P_Hadrian.JPG
2061 IONIA, Ephesus Hadrian, Artemis 32 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2061; BMC 229

Obv. ΑΥT ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕ
Laureate head right

Rev: ΕΦΕ-СΙΩΝ
tetrastyle temple within which cult statue of Artemis Ephesia with supports

8.2 gr
24 mm
okidoki
799_P_Hadrian_RPC2065.jpg
2065 IONIA, Ephesus Hadrian, Kenchrios riclining15 viewsReference. very rare
RPC 3, 2065; Type reference K 182; Helios 3, 29 April 2009, lot 375

Obv. ΑΥ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕ
Laureate head of Hadrian right

Rev. ΕΦΕСΙΩΝ, ΚΕΝΧΡΙΟС (in exergue)
River-god Kenchrios reclining, l., holding branch in his r. hand, cornucopia in his l., his l. arm on an inverted vase from which water flows.

11.45 gr
23 mm
12h
okidoki
435_P_Hadrian_BMC230.jpg
2072 IONIA, Ephesus Hadrian, Artemis34 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2072 BMC Ionia 230 (pag. 77)

Obv. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC KAIKAP
Laureate head right.

Rev. ЄΦЄ / CΙΩΝ
Artemis holding torch, in biga of galloping stags.

3.89 gr
18 mm
6h
okidoki
1247_P_Hadrian_RPC2074.jpg
2074 IONIA, Ephesus Hadrian, cult statue of Artemis5 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2074; SNG von Auock 7866; SNG Copenhagen 388; SNG München 128

Obv. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС ΚΑΙСΑΡ ΟΛΥΜΠΙΟС
Laureate head of Hadrian right

Rev. ΑΡΤΕΜΙС ΕΦΕСΙΑ
Cult statue of Artemis Ephesia with supports between two stags

18.08 gr
29 mm
6h
okidoki
1222_P_Hadrian_RPC2078.jpg
2078 IONIA, Ephesus Hadrian, Wreath6 viewsReference
RPC III, 2078; SNG COP. -. SNG v. Aulock -. SNG München -. BMC -

Obv. ΑΥ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕ СΕΒΑСΤΗ СΑΒΕΙΝΑ
Laureate head of Hadrian, l. looking r. facing draped bust of Sabina with hair coiled and piled on top of head above double stephane, r., looking l.

Rev. ΕΦΕ/СΙΩΝ
Wreath

7.75 gr
22 mm
6h
okidoki
1153_P_Hadrian_RPC2126.jpg
2126 IONIA, Magnesia ad Maeandrum Hadrian, Dionysus standing18 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2126; Schultz Magnesia 96; SNG Copenhagen 864; Prowe III 957

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕ
Laureate head of Hadrian, right

Rev. ΜΑΓΝΗΤΩΝ
Dionysus standing l., holding cantharus in r. hand, l. resting on thyrsus; at his feet, l., panther

4.84 gr
19 mm
12h
1 commentsokidoki
765_P_Hadrian_RPC2137.JPG
2137 IONIA Miletus. Hadrian AE 16 Lion29 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2137; Winterthur 3087;

Magistrate Fl. Zô.

Obv. СΕΒΑСΤΟС
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r.

Rev. ΕΠΙ Φ ΖΩ ΜΙΛΗ
Lion right, looking left; above, star.

3.06 gr
16 mm
9h
okidoki
898_P_Hadrian_RPC.JPG
2142A IONIA, Miletus. Hadrian Ae 36 Zeus standing23 viewsReference.
BMC - ;SNG von Aulock- ;SNG Copenhagen -; SNG France- ;RPC - ; RPC III, 2142A.

Obv. AΔPIANOC KAICAP ΟΛΥΜΠΙΟC
Laureate head right.

Rev: POVΦOV TO B ΜΙΛΗ- CΙΩΝ ΕΠΙ
Zeus standing right, wearing chlamys, holding thunderbolt, and resting hand on hip.

26.25 gr
36 mm
6h

Note.
The worship of Hadrian as 'Zeus Olympios' in the east of the empire was also practiced in Miletus. A proof of this is this coinage, which the emperor explicitly names as 'ΟΛΙΜΠΙΟC'. In addition, the archaeological excavations in Miletus have been used to discover a large number of household altars who had been consecrated to Hadrian, who had inscriptions such as "The Caesar Trajan Hadrian Sebastos Zeus Olympios" (Friesen, Imperial Cults, p. 177)
2 commentsokidoki
446_P_Hadrian.jpg
2145 IONIA. Miletus. Hadrian AE 15 Lion18 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2145; SNG Mu 774

Magistrate Rouphos (b)

Obv. AΔPIANOC KAICAP.
Laureate head right.

Rev. ΜΙΛΗСΙΩΝ ΕΠΙ ΡΟΥΦΟΥ Β
lion left, looking right; above, star

2.75 gr
15 mm
6h
okidoki
rjb_2011_05_02.jpg
219b20 viewsAnnia Faustina
Ephesus in Ionia
Æ 28mm
ANNIA ΦAVCTЄINA CЄB
Diademed and draped bust right
ЄΦЄCЄΩN Δ NЄΩKOPΩN
Elagabalus standing facing with head right being crowned by Sol
BMC 309
mauseus
rjb_2009_08_42.jpg
260b18 viewsSaloninus, caesar 258-60 AD
AE 19 mm
Metropolis in Ionia
Tyche standing left holding rudder and cornucopia
SNG Cop 942
mauseus
Colophon,_Ionia,_c__490_-_400_B_C_.JPG
490-400 B.C. Silver tetartemorion, Apollo right/ TE with two pellets31 viewsIonia, Kolophon, c. 490-400 B.C. Silver tetartemorion, SNG Cop 140, VF, toned, grainy, Colophon mint, 0.227g, 6.6mm, 90°, obverse laureate head of Apollo right; reverse TE ligature (denomination), two pellets on left, all within incuse square. Ex FORVM & areich, photo credit FORVMPodiceps
EFESOS_Heliogabalo.jpg
53-30 - Efesos - HELIOGABALO (218 - 222 D.C.)11 viewsEFESO - Ionia

AE Triasarión
21 mm 5.1 gr.

Anv: ”AV K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC” – Busto laureado, vest. y acoraz. viendo a der.
Rev: ”EΦECIΩN Δ NEΩKOPΩN", Tyche de Alejandría estante a izq. portando Pequeña estatua de Artemisa en mano der. y cornucopia en izq.

Acuñada: 222-224 D.C.

Referencias:
mdelvalle
CaligulaSmyrnaRPC2473.jpg
704a, Caligula, 16 March 37 - 24 January 41 A.D.101 viewsCaligula, 37 - 41 AD, Ionia, Smyrna. AE 17mm. Klose, Smyrna 27a. RPC 2473. 2.89 gm. Fine. Menophanes, Aviola, Procos, 37-38 AD. Obverse: AION, laureate head right; Reverse: Nike holding wreath right. Ex Tom Vossen.


De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families

GAIUS (CALIGULA) (A.D. 37-41)

Garrett G. Fagan
Pennsylvania State University

Gaius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (Caligula) was born on 31 August, A.D. 12, probably at the Julio-Claudian resort of Antium (modern Anzio), the third of six children born to Augustus's adopted grandson, Germanicus, and Augustus's granddaughter, Agrippina. Caligula was the Roman Emperor between A.D. 37-41). Unfortunately, his is the most poorly documented reign of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. The literary sources for these four years are meager, frequently anecdotal, and universally hostile.[[1]] As a result, not only are many of the events of the reign unclear, but Gaius himself appears more as a caricature than a real person, a crazed megalomaniac given to capricious cruelty. Although some headway can be made in disentangling truth from embellishment, the true character of the youthful emperor will forever elude us.

As a baby he accompanied his parents on military campaigns in the north and was shown to the troops wearing a miniature soldier's outfit, including the hob-nailed sandal called caliga, whence the nickname by which posterity remembers him. His childhood was not a happy one, spent amid an atmosphere of paranoia, suspicion, and murder. Instability within the Julio-Claudian house, generated by uncertainty over the succession, led to a series of personal tragedies.

When Tiberius died on 16 March A.D. 37, Gaius was in a perfect position to assume power, despite the obstacle of Tiberius's will, which named him and his cousin Tiberius Gemellus joint heirs. (Gemellus's life was shortened considerably by this bequest, since Gaius ordered him killed within a matter of months.) Backed by the Praetorian Prefect Q. Sutorius Macro, Gaius asserted his dominance. He had Tiberius's will declared null and void on grounds of insanity, accepted the powers of the Principate as conferred by the Senate, and entered Rome on 28 March amid scenes of wild rejoicing. His first acts were generous in spirit: he paid Tiberius's bequests and gave a cash bonus to the Praetorian Guard, the first recorded donativum to troops in imperial history.

The ancient sources are practically unanimous as to the cause of Gaius's downfall: he was insane. The writers differ as to how this condition came about, but all agree that after his good start Gaius began to behave in an openly autocratic manner, even a crazed one. The sources describe his incestuous relations with his sisters, laughable military campaigns in the north, the building of a pontoon bridge across the Bay at Baiae, and the plan to make his horse a consul. Their unanimous hostility renders their testimony suspect, especially since Gaius's reported behavior fits remarkably well with that of the ancient tyrant, a literary type enshrined in Greco-Roman tradition centuries before his reign. Further, the only eye-witness account of Gaius's behavior, Philo's Embassy to Gaius, offers little evidence of outright insanity, despite the antagonism of the author, whom Gaius treated with the utmost disrespect.

The conspiracy that ended Gaius's life was hatched among the officers of the Praetorian Guard, apparently for purely personal reasons. It appears also to have had the support of some senators and an imperial freedman. As with conspiracies in general, there are suspicions that the plot was more broad-based than the sources intimate, and it may even have enjoyed the support of the next emperor Claudius, but these propositions are not provable on available evidence. On 24 January A.D. 41 the praetorian tribune Cassius Chaerea and other guardsmen caught Gaius alone in a secluded palace corridor and cut him down. He was 28 years old and had ruled three years and ten months.

Whatever damage Tiberius's later years had done to the carefully crafted political edifice created by Augustus, Gaius multiplied it a hundredfold. When he came to power in A.D. 37 Gaius had no administrative experience beyond his honorary quaestorship, and had spent an unhappy early life far from the public eye. He appears, once in power, to have realized the boundless scope of his authority and acted accordingly. For the elite, this situation proved intolerable and ensured the blackening of Caligula's name in the historical record they would dictate. The sensational and hostile nature of that record, however, should in no way trivialize Gaius's importance. His reign highlighted an inherent weakness in the Augustan Principate, now openly revealed for what it was -- a raw monarchy in which only the self-discipline of the incumbent acted as a restraint on his behavior. That the only means of retiring the wayward princes was murder marked another important revelation: Roman emperors could not relinquish their powers without simultaneously relinquishing their lives.

Copyright © 1997, Garrett G. Fagan.
Published: De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families http://www.roman-emperors.org/startup.htm. Used by permission.

Ancient Smyrna

The 5,000 year-old city of Izmir is one of the oldest cities of the Mediterranean basin. The original city was established in the third millennium BC (at present day Bayraklı), at which time it shared with Troy the most advanced culture in Anatolia.


Greek settlement is attested by the presence of pottery dating from about 1000 BC. In the first millennium BC Izmir, then known as Smyrna, ranked as one of the most important cities of the Ionian Federation. During this period, it is believed that the epic poet Homer resided here.

Lydian conquest of the city around 600 BC brought this golden age to an end. Smyrna was little more than a village throughout the Lydian and subsequent sixth century BC Persian rule. In the fourth century BC a new city was built on the slopes of Mt. Pagos (Kadifekale) during the reign of Alexander the Great. Smyrna's Roman period, beginning in the first century BC, was its second great era.

In the first century AD, Smyrna became one of the earliest centers of Christianity and it was one of the Seven Churches of Revelation. Both Revelation and the Martyrdom of Polycarp indicate the existence of a Jewish community in Smyrna as early as the 1st and 2nd centuries AD. The letter to the church at Smyrna in Revelation indicates that the Christians were spiritually "rich" and apparently in conflict with the Jews (2:9).

The origins of the Christian community there, which was established in the 1st century, are unknown. Ignatius of Antioch stopped at Smyrna on his way to martyrdom in Rome in 107 AD, and he sent a letter back to the Christians there from later in his journey. Smyrna's bishop, Polycarp, was burned at the stake in Smyrna's stadium around 156 AD.

Byzantine rule came in the fourth century and lasted until the Seljuk conquest in 11th century. In 1415, under Sultan Mehmed Çelebi, Smyrna became part of the Ottoman Empire.

The city earned its fame as one of the most important port cities of the world during the 17th to 19th centuries. The majority of its population were Greek but merchants of various origins (especially Greek, French, Italian, Dutch, Armenian, Sephardi and Jewish) transformed the city into a cosmopolitan portal of trade. During this period, the city was famous for its own brand of music (Smyrneika) as well as its wide range of products it exported to Europe (Smyrna/Sultana raisins, dried figs, carpets, etc.).

Today, Izmir is Turkey's third largest city and is nicknamed "the pearl of Aegean." It is widely regarded as the most Westernized city of Turkey in terms of values, ideology, gender roles, and lifestyle.
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88 BC - In Celebration of the Slaughter of 80,000 Romans in Asia Minor271 views Ionia, Smyrna, 88-85 BC, AE 25
Diademed head of Mithradates VI of Pontos right.
ZMYPNAIΩN right, EPMOΓENHΣ/ΦPIΞOΣ to left of Nike standing right, palm frond over one shoulder while crowning the city’s ethnic with wreath.
Milne, Autonomous Smyrna 340; Callataÿ pl. LI, P-Q; SNG Copenhagen 1206.
(25 mm, 14.86 g, 12h)

This coin was struck in the First Mithradatic War, at a time when Mithradates VI had all but expelled the Romans from Asia Minor. A civic issue from Smyrna, it was an overt statement of the city’s support for Mithradates in his campaign against Rome as well as a celebration of Mithradates success in freeing most of Asia Minor from the Roman yoke. The issue probably commenced shortly after Mithradates had organised the murder of 80,000 Roman citizens in a single night across the cities of Asia Minor in the Spring of 88 BC. The issue was short lived, as the tide of military fortune quickly turned against Mithradates when he had to face Sulla. Ultimately, he was forced to negotiate a truce (the Treaty of Dardanos) with the Romans in 85 BC, bringing Asia Minor firmly back into the Roman Empire. This brought this coinage to an end. However, the peace was short lived and hostilities between Rome and Mithradates resumed two years later, continuing intermittently for the next twenty years until Mithradates death in 66 BC following a succession of military defeats at the hands of Pompey the Great.
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aa Ionia, Smyrna. Pseudo-autonomous AE15. Prow/Shrimp47 viewsTime of Septimus Severus, 193-211 AD.
Obv: Bust of Serapis right.
Rev: Prow of ship right; shrimp below.
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AE 10, SNG Cop 254 - 255 var, Bee/ stag20 viewsEphesos, Ionia, c. 387 - 295 B.C. Bronze AE 10, SNG Cop 254 - 255 var (various magistrates); cf. BMC Ionia p. 54, 63 - 66 (various magistrates and AE 14), aF, 1.067g, 10.1mm, 135o, obverse “Ε−Φ”, bee; reverse, stag kneeling left, head turned back, astragalus above right, illegible magistrate's name on left. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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AE 10, SNG Cop 46, Athena right/ ram standing right, head turned back3 viewsKlazomenai, Ionia, c. 387 - 300 B.C. Bronze AE 10, SNG Cop 46 (Zoilws); Weber 5770 (magistrate off-flan); BMC -, aVF, Klazomenai mint, 0.79g, 10.2mm, 180o, obverse helmeted head of Athena right; reverse, ram standing right, head turned back, magistrate's name above; rare. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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AE 10.2; Apollo left/ ΛΕΟ 
Swan standing left20 viewsLeukai (Leuce), Ionia 
350-300 B.C. AE 0.93 g. 10.2mm. Head of Apollo laureate l. 
ΛΕΟ 
Swan standing l. Cf. BMC 157, 2. Ex Gerhard RohdePodiceps
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AE 10.7; Head of Athena r./ Ram standing l.; owl on l.4 viewsClazomenae, Ionia, 387 - 300 B.C. 1.45g,10.7mm. Head of Athena r. / Ram standing l.; owl on l. Cf. Imh. KM 67, 14. Ex. Gerhard RohdePodiceps
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AE 10.7; Head of Poseidon r./ Dolphin right, below trident10 viewsMyus, Ionia. Fourth century B.C. 1.43g, 10.7mm. Head of Poseidon laureate r. M – U/ Dolphin r.; below, trident. Aulock 2114. Ex Gerhard RohdePodiceps
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Ae 11.8; Griffin seated r. / ΤΗΙΩΝ Four-stringed lyre in linear square15 viewsTeos, Ionia. Third - First century B C. AE 1.78g, 11.8mm. Griffin seated r. / ΤΗΙΩΝ Four-stringed lyre in linear square. SNG Copenhagen 1460. Ex Gerhard RohdePodiceps
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AE 12, SNG Cop 244, Bee/ stag15 viewsEphesos, Ionia, 387 - 295 B.C. Bronze AE 12, SNG Cop 244, BMC -, F, porous, Ephesos mint, 1.579g, 12.1mm, 0o, obverse “Ε−Φ”, bee; reverse , forepart of stag kneeling right, head turned back left; scarce. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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AE 14. Head of Kybele r. / ΖΜΥΡ / ΛΛΑΡΙΣ Krater surmounted by vessel containing fire22 viewsSmyrna, Ionia. Ca. 245 - 240 B.C. AE 14. Head of Kybele r. / ΖΜΥΡ / ΛΛΑΡΙΣ Krater surmounted by vessel containing fire. BMC 239, 14 var. Ex Gerhard RohdePodiceps
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AE 15.4; Apollo left/ LEUKAIEWN 
Swan standing l.; lyra21 viewsLeukai (Leuce), Ionia 
350-300 B.C. AE 3.08 g. 15.4mm. Obv:
Head of Apollo laureate l. Rev: LEUKAIEWN 
Swan standing l.; lyra. Cf. BMC 157, 3; cf. Kop. 799; cf. Imh. KM 75,3. Ex Gerhard RohdePodiceps
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AE 16, Herakles Hoplophylax right/ CMVPNA/IΩN, River-god recumbent left7 viewsIonia, Smyrna, 2nd Century A.D. Bronze AE 16, BMC Ionia p. 260, 207; SNG Cop 1261, VF, weight 2.407g, maximum diameter 15.6mm, die axis 180o, obverse ΟΠΛΟΦΥΛΑZ, bearded head of Herakles Hoplophylax right, lion-skin knotted around neck; reverse CMVPNA/IΩN, River-god recumbent left, holding reed, left elbow on vase from which stream flow, within which two fishes right; Although there was great disagreement in the ancient world about the identity of Homer's parents, the residents of Smyrna believed that Homer was the son of Meles, the river flowing through their city, and the nymph Kritheïs. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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AE 17, Head of Apollo right/ Lyre25 viewsKolophon, Ionia, AE17. Laureate head of Apollo right / Lyre, K O at sides. Sear GCV II; 4352. Ex Gerhard RohdePodiceps
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AE 20, c. 125 B.C. Apollo/ Homer Holding Scroll10 viewsIonia, Smyrna, AE 20, Homer Holding Scroll. c. 125 B.C. 9.04g. Obv: Laureate head of Apollo r. Rev: Homer seated l. holding scroll between mint name and magistrates' names written downwards. Smyrna claimed to be the birthplace of Homer. F+/VF; obverse lightly encrusted; reverse sharp. Milne-290. Ex H.J.BerkPodiceps
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AE 9.8mm, Sphinx seated l./ Amphora17 viewsIonia, Chios, Fourth century B.C. 0.81g, 9.8mm. Sphinx seated l./ Amphora. Cf. BMC 332, 40. Ex Gerhard RohdePodiceps
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AE8, Horseman right with spear/ “ΜΑΓΝ”, humped bull butting left13 viewsMagnesia, Ionia, c. 350 - 190 B.C. Bronze AE 8, SNG Cop 819 - 821 (various magistrates); BMC Ionia p. 160, 19 ff. (same), VF, Magnesia mint, 0.677g, 8.1mm, 180o, c. 350 - 190 B.C.; obverse armed horseman in chlamys prancing right, holding couched spear; reverse “ΜΑΓΝ”, humped bull butting left, magistrate's name below; scarce. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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AEOLIS, Aigai 50 viewsAigai is an ancient Greek site in Turkey, situated at a rather high altitude almost on top of the Mount Gün (Dağı), part of the mountain chain of Yunt (Dağları) in western Anatolia in the location of the present village of Yuntdağı Köseler, depending Manisa central district, although the easier road to the site departs from İzmir's Aliağa district center, though the bifurcation for Şakran township. Aigai lived its brightest period under the Attalid dynasty that ruled from nearby Pergamon in the 3rd century and 2nd century B.C.

Aeolis (Ancient Greek Αιολίς Aiolís) or Aeolia (IPA [iːˈoʊlɪə]) (Ancient Greek Αιολία Aiolía) was an area that comprised the west and northwestern region of Asia Minor, mostly along the coast, and also several offshore islands (particularly Lesbos), where the Aeolian Greek city-states were located. Aeolis incorporated the southern parts of Mysia which bounded it to the north, Ionia to the south, and Lydia to the east. In early times, the Aeolians' twelve most important cities were independent, and formed a league: Cyme (also called Phriconis), Larissae, Neonteichos, Temnus, Cilla, Notium, Aegiroessa, Pitane, Aegeaeae, Myrina, Gryneia, and Smyrna (Herodotus, 1.149).

According to Homer's description, Odysseus, after his stay with the Cyclopes, reached the island of Aiolos, who provided him with the west wind Zephyr.

AEOLIS, Aigai. Circa 3rd Century BC. Laureate head of Apollo right / Head of goat right. SNG Copenhagen 4

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Ahenobarbus Denarius104 viewsAR Denarius:
Condition: toned F
Ref: Crawford 519/2, Sydenham 1177, RSC I Domitia 21
Adriatic or Ionian mint.
weight 3.546g, maximum diameter 18.4mm, die axis 270o, 41 - 40 B.C
OBV: AHENOBAR, bare head of Ahenobarbus right
REV: CN DOMITIVS IMP, trophy on prow right

Ex Forum RS48320. Recycled photo.
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Alexander III AR Drachm 118 viewsKings of Macedon Alexander III the Great, 336-323 BC

Head of Herakles in lion skin facing right

AΛEΞANΔPOY in right field, Zeus enthroned facing left holding eagle and sceptre; double-head (bipennis) axe beneath throne, circled ΠPYA monogram in left field.

Price 2148; Thompson DM 260; Newell 49.

3.97g

Struck under Demetrios Poliorketes ca. 300-294 BC at Ionia, Miletos Mint.

Some encrustations remain around Zeus

Sold Forum Auction May 2019
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Alexander III The Great, Macedonian Kingdom, 336 - 323 B.C., Lifetime Issue. Ionia, Miletos mint.32 viewsSilver Drachm, Müller Alexander 763; SNG Cop 895; SNG Alpha Bank 629; SNG Saroglos 771; SNG München - ; Price 2090, Choice good Very Fine , as found Superb Fine Style, toned, centered, bumps and marks, Ionia, Miletos mint, weight 4.004g, maximum diameter 18.0mm, die axis 0o, struck between 325 - 323 B.C.,.
Obverse ; head of Alexander the Great as Herakles right, clad in Nemean Lion scalp headdress tied at neck.
Reverse ; AΛEΞAN∆POY ( means " Of Alexander " in Ancient Greek ), Zeus seated left on throne without back, nude to the waist, himation around hips and legs, feet on footstool, right leg forward, eagle in extended right hand, long scepter topped with lotus vertical behind in left hand, ∆H monogram left.


*Lifetime issue. This coin was issued during the lifetime and rule of Alexander the Great. Most Alexander coins were issued after his death.

*Alexander the great believed if the world ruled by one king or leader , will be better for all.
Alexander the great was considered a god after his death.



FORVM Ancient Coins. / From The Sam Mansourati Collection.
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Alexander the Great * Colophon, Ionia, 337 to 323 BC. Silver drachm148 views
Alexander III * Colophon, Ionia, Macedonian Kingdom * AR drachm

Obv: Portrait head of Alexander right, wearing the lion's skin in style of Herakles.
Rev: Zeus enthroned seated left, holding a scepter in left hand, arm raised, and eagle in his right hand, arm extended to front, with [A]ΛEXANΔΡOY vertical in left field. Interesting set of mint marks: Male lion's head left-facing in left field, above ornate Φ - ornate pentagram below the throne.

Exergue: (None)

Mint: Colophon
Struck: 301-297 BC.
* Posthumous issue
* Issued under Lysimachos

Size: 17.34 x 17.18 mm.
Weight: 4.11 grams
Die axis: 180°

Condition: Apparent in photo which is quite faithful to the coin in hand. Very lovely bright and clear silvery luster.

Refs:*
Price 1836d

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Alexander the Great, drachm19 viewsAlexander the Great. AR Drachm. Ionia, Colophon mint. Posthumous, c. 323-319 B.C.. Price 1769. Obverse: Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck. Reverse: Greek inscription, Zeus on throne, right leg drawn back, holding eagle and scepter, lyre left, A under throne. Ex Forvm.Lucas H
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Ancient Greece: Ionia, Teos, silver trihemiobol, ca. 500-450 BC.22 viewslordmarcovan
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Ancient Greek Coin Collection From Sixth to First Centuries B.C.308 viewsHere are the coins I started collecting from 2012 to present. As Aristotle wrote two millennia ago that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, there is no better way to present a collection of Greeks than to put them all together in a single shot. (Please click on picture for bigger resolution and to show greater details on coins).

Top row from left to right: AEOLIS, MYRINA. AR "Stephanophoric" Tetradrachm. Circa 150 BC**ILLYRIA, DYRRHACHION. AR Stater. Circa 340-280 BC**IONIA, SMYRNA. AR “Stephanophoric” Tetradrachm. Circa 150-145 BC** PELOPONNESOS, SIKYON. AR Stater. Circa 335-330 BC**ATTICA, ATHENS. “New style” Tetradrachm. Circa 169 BC.

Fifth row: BACTRIA, Antialkidas. AR Drachm. Circa 145-135 BC**CAPPADOCIA. Ariobarzanes I AR Drachm. Circa 96-63 BC**THRACE, ABDERA. AR Tetrobol. Circa 360-350 BC**THRACE, CHERSONESSOS. AR Hemidrachm. Circa 386-338 BC.

Fourth row: LUCANIA, METAPONTION. AR Stater. Circa 510-480 BC**THESSALIAN LEAGUE. AR Stater. Circa 196-146 BC**MACEDONIA. Kassander AR Tetradrachm. Circa 317-315 BC**AKARNANIA, LEUKAS. AR Stater. Circa 320-280 BC**PAMPHYLIA, ASPENDOS. AR Stater. Circa 330-300 BC.

Third row: SELEUKID SYRIA. Antiochos VI AR Drachm. Circa 144-143 BC**LUCANIA, METAPONTION. AR Stater. Circa 340-330 BC**LUCANIA, VELIA. AR Stater. Circa 280 BC**PARTHIA. Mithradates II AR Drachm. Circa 121-91 BC.

Second row: MYSIA, PERGAMMON. Eumenes I AR Tetradrachm. Circa 263-241 BC**CILICIA, TARSOS. Mazaios AR Stater. Circa 361-334 BC**THRACE. Lysimachos AR Tetradrachm. Circa 297-281 BC**CILICIA, TARSOS. Pharnabazos AR Stater. Circa 380-374 BC**THRACE, MARONEIA. AR Tetradrachm. Mid 2nd cent. BC.

Bottom row: SELEUKID SYRIA. Antiochos Euergetes VII AR Tetradrachm. Circa 138-129 BC**MACEDON. Alexander III AR Tetradrachm. Circa 325-315 BC**CILICIA, AIGEAI. AR Tetradrachm. Circa 30 BC**PAIONIA. Patraos AR Tetradrachm. Circa 335-315 BC**PAMPHYLIA, SIDE. AR Tetradrachm. Circa 155-36 BC.
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ANIMALS/PINK FLOYD, Track 1. Pigs on the Wing (part I); Klazomenai bronze19 viewsIONIA, Klazomenai
4th century BC
AE10.7, 1.53 gm.
Obv: helmeted head of Athena right
Rev: ram lying left, winged boar above, phi-ANOK
Ref: Not in literature consulted.

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ANIMALS/PINK FLOYD, Track 1. Pigs on the Wing (part I); Klazomenai diobol26 viewsIONIA, Klazomenai
499-494 BC
AR diobol, 10 mm, 1.0 gm
Obv: forepart of winged boar right
Rev: quadripartite incuse square, K
Rev: SNG München 451

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ANIMALS/PINK FLOYD. Track 1, Pigs on the Wing (part I); Klazomenai winged boar16 viewsIONIA, Klazomenai. 499-494 BC.
AR Diobol, 9mm, 1.18 g
Obv: forepart of winged boar left
Rev: incuse square.
Ref: Cf. BMC 9-10 (drachm); cf. Traité I 488 (drachm). Very rare with boar left, apparently unpublished as a diobol.
ex Daniel Koppersmith Collection

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Antigonos I Monophthalmus, Price 1827, 310 - 301 BC, Colophon, Ionia2 viewsHead of Herakles right, clad in Nemean Lion scalp headdress tied at neck. Zeus seated left, nude to waist, himation around waist and legs, eagle in extended right, long scepter vertical behind in left, right leg drawn back, crescent horns left in left field, KPA monogram under throne.

ALEXANDROU
Of Alexander
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Antigonus I Monophthalmus30 viewsAntigonus I Monophthalmus, Silver drachm, Ionia, Magnesia ad Maeandrum mint, 17.9mm, 4.120g, Price 1979, Müller Alexander 555, SNG Cop,
OBV: Herakles' head right, clad in lion-skin head-dress;
REV: AΛEΞAN∆POY, Zeus enthroned left, eagle raised high in extended right,
long scepter vertical behind in left, A within wreath over B left, IAY monogram under throne;

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Antigonos I Monophthalmos ("the One-eyed") (382 B.C. - 301 B.C.) was a nobleman, general, and governor under Alexander the Great. Upon Alexander's death in 323 B.C.,
he established himself as one of the successors and declared himself King in 306 B.C. The most powerful satraps of the empire, Cassander, Seleucus, Ptolemy and Lysimachus,
answered by also proclaiming themselves kings. Antigonus found himself at war with all four, largely because his territory shared borders with all of them. He died in battle at Ipsus in 301 B.C.
Antigonus' kingdom was divided up, with Seleucus I Nicator gaining the most. His son, Demetrius I Poliorcetes, took Macedon, which the family held, off and on, until it was conquered by Rome in 168 B.C. - Wikipedia
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Antiochos III; AE11; Head of Apollo/ Elephant left12 viewsSeleukid Kingdom, Antiochos III, 223 - 187 B.C., Sardes, Lydia. Bronze AE 11, Houghton and Lorber 979, cf. SNG Spaer 613 ff., Newell WSM 1114, 1.468g, 10.8mm, 0o, obverse Apollo head right; reverse “BASILEWS ANTIOCOU”, Elephant left, anchor flukes up in left field. Newell attributed this type to Antioch. Houghton and Lorber assign it to Sardes based on control links. This coin was purchased in a group that appeared to be part of a hoard that included coins mostly from Ionia and Lydia, supporting the re-attribution to Sardes. Ex FORVM, photo credit FORVMPodiceps
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Apollo41 viewsApollo
20 mm 6.89 gm
O: Laureate head of Apollo right
R: The poet Homer seated left, holding scroll
Provincial of Ionia, Smyrna
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Apollo left/ Swan left, AE 1318 viewsIONIA, LEUKAI, Circa 350-300 B.C. Ae 3,6 g, 13mm. Obv: Laureate head of Apollo left. Rev: Swan standing left with open wings, head right, AΡIΣTAP.. (magistrate). Sear GCV II 4472 var (magistrate)Podiceps
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Apollo right/ Lion right, star above; AE 11; Aristagoras, magistrate8 viewsIonia, Miletos. Circa 313-290 B.C. AE 11mm, 1.06g. Aristagoras, magistrate. Obv.: Laureate head of Apollo right. Rev.: [AP]IΣTAΓO[PAΣ], lion standing right, head reverted; star above. Deppert-Lippitz 401. Ex. Tom VossenPodiceps
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Apollonia Pontica92 views450 – 425 B.C.
Silver Drachm
3.14 gm, 15 mm
Rev: Archaic Ionian Gorgon head facing with wild hair and snakes
Obv.: Anchor; A to right, crayfish to left.
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 44
Sear Vol. 1, p. 165, 1655

Topalov Type: "Upright Anchor a crab as an additional symbol and the letter A on the left or right - Full-Face Gorgon's Head" Last Late Issues (450-425 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and solid stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above left and the letter A right (or visa versa) between the fluke and the stock.
Rev.: Full-face of a noble Gorgon's head with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and tongue. Human hair mixed with snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.
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Apollonia Pontica56 views450 – 425 B.C.
Silver Drachm
3.28 gm, 14 mm
Rev: Archaic Ionian Gorgon head facing with straight vertical hair with wavy bangs
Obv.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 44
Sear p. 165, 1655

Topalov Type: "Upright Anchor a crab as an additional symbol and the letter A on the left or right - Full-Face Gorgon's Head" Last Late Issues (450-425 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and solid stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above left and the letter A right (or visa versa) between the fluke and the stock.
Rev.: Full-face of a noble Gorgon's head with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and tongue. Human hair mixed with snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.
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Apollonia Pontica99 views450 – 424 B.C.
Silver Drachm
3.26 gm, 14.5 mm
Rev: Archaic Ionian Gorgon head facing with
beaded hair in tuffs, surrounded by thin snakes
Obv.: Anchor; crayfish to left, A to right
Topalov Apollonia p. 586, 42 (corrected)
Sear p. 165, 1655

Topalov Type 1. C. Upright Anchor - Gorgon's Head: Late Issues (450-424 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and curved stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above left between the fluke and the stock and the letter “A” right.
Rev.: Full-face Gordon's head in the archaic Ionian style with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and toungue. Instead of hair there are snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.

Description from Topalov Apollonia 2007
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Apollonia Pontica139 views450 – 425 B.C.
Silver Drachm
3.32 gm, 13.5 mm
Rev: Archaic Ionian Gorgon head facing with
beaded hair, surrounded by thin snakes
Obv.: Anchor; crayfish to left, A to right
Topalov Apollonia p. 586, 42 (corrected)
Sear p. 165, 1655

Topalov Type: "Upright Anchor, a crab as an additional symbol on the left, A on the right - Gorgon's Head" Late Issues (450-425 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and curved stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above left between the fluke and the stock and the letter “A” right.
Rev.: Full-face Gordon's head in the archaic Ionian style with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and toungue. Instead of hair there are snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.
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Apollonia Pontica72 views480/478 – 470 B.C.
Silver Drachm
3.24 gm., 14 mm.
Obv: Anchor; blank to left, crayfish to right
Rev.: Gorgon head facing in archaic Ionian style with hair in pellets
Topalov Apollonia p. 584, 38
BMC Mysia p.8, 3, Pl.II, 2

Topalov Type: Upright Anchor - Gorgon's Head: First Early Issues (480/478-470 B.C)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes on a curved stock. Image of a crab viewed from above on the right between the fluke and the stock. Letter “A” missing.
Rev.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the archaic Ionian style with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and toungue. Instead of hair there are snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.

Description from Topalov Apollonia 2007
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 38 - Silver Drachm46 views480/478 – 470 B.C.
2.92 gm., 12.5-14 mm.
Obv: Anchor; blank to left, crayfish to right
Rev.: Gorgon head facing in archaic Ionian style with hair in pellets
Topalov Apollonia p. 584, 38
BMC Mysia p.8, 3, Pl.II, 2

Topalov Type: Upright Anchor - Gorgon's Head: First Early Issues (480/478-470 B.C)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes on a curved stock. Image of a crab viewed from above on the right between the fluke and the stock. Letter “A” missing.
Rev.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the archaic Ionian style with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormally open mouth, long teeth and toungue. Instead of hair there are snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.

These "Early-Issue" Medusa coins may have been reminted on the earlier swastika type Apollonia drachmas (from Topalov Apollonia 2007)
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 38 - Silver Drachm65 views480 – 470 B.C.
3.25 gm., 13-15.5 mm.
Obv: Anchor; blank to left, crayfish to right
Rev.: Archaic Ionian Gorgon head facing with single row pearl headdress
Topalov Apollonia p.584, 38
BMC Mysia p.8, 3, Pl.II, 2

Topalov Type: Upright Anchor - Gorgon's Head: First Early Issues (480/478-470 B.C)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes on a curved stock. Image of a crab viewed from above on the right between the fluke and the stock. Letter “A” missing.
Rev.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the archaic Ionian style with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormally open mouth, long teeth and tongue. Instead of hair there are snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 38 - Silver Drachm 79 views480/478 – 470 B.C.
3.24 gm., 14 mm.
Obv: Anchor; blank to left, crayfish to right
Rev.: Gorgon head facing in archaic Ionian style with hair in pellets
Topalov Apollonia p. 584, 38
BMC Mysia p.8, 3, Pl.II, 2

Topalov Type: Upright Anchor - Gorgon's Head: First Early Issues (480/478-470 B.C)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes on a curved stock. Image of a crab viewed from above on the right between the fluke and the stock. Letter “A” missing.
Rev.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the archaic Ionian style with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and toungue. Instead of hair there are snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.

Description from Topalov Apollonia 2007
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 38 - Silver Drachm 53 views480/478 – 470 B.C.
3.12 gm., 14 mm.
Obv: Anchor; blank to left, crayfish to right
Rev.: Gorgon head facing in archaic Ionian style with hair in pellets
Topalov Apollonia p. 584, 38
BMC Mysia p.8, 3, Pl.II, 2

Topalov Type: Upright Anchor - Gorgon's Head: First Early Issues (480/478-470 B.C)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes on a curved stock. Image of a crab viewed from above on the right between the fluke and the stock. Letter “A” missing.
Rev.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the archaic Ionian style with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and toungue. Instead of hair there are snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.

Description from Topalov Apollonia 2007

WARNING! Possible Black Cabinet candidate - very similar to Reid Goldsborough Apollonia Pontika New York Hoard Specimen # 40.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 38 - Silver Drachm90 views480/478 – 470 B.C.
Silver Drachm
3.36 gm., 15 mm.
Obv: Anchor; blank to left, crayfish to right
Rev.: Gorgon head facing in archaic Ionian style with hair in pellets
Topalov Apollonia p.584, 38 struck over Topalov Apollonia p. 566, 10
BMC Mysia p.8, 3, Pl.II, 2

Topalov Type 38: “Upright anchor, crab right - full-face Gorgon's head" first early issues” (480/478-470 B.C)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes on a curved stock. Image of a crab viewed from above on the right between the fluke and the stock. Letter “A” missing.
Rev.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the archaic Ionian style with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormally open mouth, long teeth and tongue. Instead of hair there are snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.
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Topalov Type 10: “Upright anchor with thin flukes and thin shaft – Swastika ia a concave square with four dolphins as additional symbols" (540-535/525 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with thin flukes and a thin stock. Side view of the additional symbol of a crab (or view from above) right, between the fluke and the stock.
Rev.: Schematic view of a swastika in sectors concave with arms bent to the left. A dolphin as an additional symbol in every one of the sectors. Dolphins’ heads point from the center of the swastika outwards.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 42 - Silver Drachm 84 views450 – 424 B.C.
3.26 gm, 14.5 mm
Obv.: Anchor; crayfish to left, A to right
Rev: Archaic Ionian Gorgon head facing with beaded hair in tuffs, surrounded by thin snakes
Topalov Apollonia p. 586, 42 (corrected)
Sear p. 165, 1655

Topalov Type: Upright Anchor - Gorgon's Head: Late Issues (450-424 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and curved stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above left between the fluke and the stock and the letter “A” right.
Rev.: Full-face Gordon's head in the archaic Ionian style with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and toungue. Instead of hair there are snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.

Description from Topalov Apollonia 2007
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 42 - Silver Drachm 76 views450 – 425 B.C.
3.32 gm, 13.5 mm
Obv.: Anchor; crayfish to left, A to right
Rev: Archaic Ionian Gorgon head facing with beaded hair, surrounded by thin snakes
Topalov Apollonia p. 586, 42 (corrected)
Sear p. 165, 1655

Topalov Type: "Upright Anchor, a crab as an additional symbol on the left, A on the right - Gorgon's Head" Late Issues (450-425 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and curved stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above left between the fluke and the stock and the letter “A” right.
Rev.: Full-face Gordon's head in the archaic Ionian style with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and toungue. Instead of hair there are snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 42 - Silver Drachm33 views450 – 425 B.C.
3.28 gm, 15 mm
Obv.: Anchor; crayfish to left, A to right
Rev: Archaic Ionian Gorgon head facing with beaded hair, surrounded by snakes
Topalov Apollonia p. 586, 42 (corrected)
Sear p. 165, 1655

Topalov Type: "Upright Anchor, a crab as an additional symbol on the left, A on the right - Gorgon's Head" Late Issues (450-425 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and curved stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above left between the fluke and the stock and the letter “A” right.
Rev.: Full-face Gordon's head in the archaic Ionian style with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and toungue. Instead of hair there are snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 42 - Silver Drachm 30 views450 – 424 B.C.
3.19 gm, 15.3 mm
Obv.: Anchor; crayfish to left, A to right
Rev: Archaic Ionian Gorgon head facing with beaded hair in tuffs, surrounded by thin snakes
Topalov Apollonia p. 586, 42 (corrected)
Sear p. 165, 1655

Topalov Type: Upright Anchor - Gorgon's Head: Late Issues (450-424 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and curved stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above left between the fluke and the stock and the letter “A” right.
Rev.: Full-face Gordon's head in the archaic Ionian style with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and toungue. Instead of hair there are snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.

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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 43 - Silver Drachm Thracian Imitation49 views450 – 425 B.C.
3.15 gm, 13-15 mm
Obv.: Anchor; crude crayfish to left and A to right
Rev: Archaic Ionian Gorgon head facing with hair and snakes surrounding
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 43

Topalov Type: Thracian Imitations of the Last Late issues of the type "Upright Anchor - Full-face Gorgon's Head" (450-425 B.C.)
Obv.: Schematic image of upright anchor, crab and lines similar to “A” and Δ
Rev.: Schematic image of full-face Gorgon's head.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 44 - Silver Drachm59 views450 – 425 B.C.
3.26 gm, 13-14 mm
Rev: Archaic Ionian Gorgon head facing with hair in tufts
Obv.: Anchor; crayfish to left, A to right
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 44
Sear p. 165, 1655

Topalov Type: "Upright Anchor, a crab as an additional symbol and the letter A on the left or on the right - Full-face Gorgon's Head" Last Late Issues (450-425 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and solid stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above left and the letter A right (or visa versa) between the fluke and the stock.
Rev.: Full-face of a noble Gorgon's head with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and toungue. Human hair mixed with snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 44 - Silver Drachm43 views450 – 424 B.C.
3.31 gm, 13.2 mm
Obv.: Anchor; A to right, crayfish to left.
Rev: Archaic Ionian Gorgon head facing with straight vertical hair with wavy bangs; elaborate design with pronounced face wrinkles and spoked wheel/star pattern ear-rings, on a webbed aegis shield tipped with coiled snakes.
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 44; Sear 1655;
BMC 15, p. 8 5-7& 9; SNG BM Black Sea 156

Certified Authentic by David R. Sear (A.C.C.S. Ref. 501CR/GC/CO/CD)

Topalov Type: "Upright Anchor, a crab as an additional symbol and the letter A on the left or on the right - Full-face Gorgon's Head" Last Late Issues (450-425 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and solid stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above left and the letter A right (or visa versa) between the fluke and the stock.
Rev.: Full-face of a noble Gorgon's head with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and toungue. Human hair mixed with snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 44 - Silver Drachm 56 views450 – 425 B.C.
3.14 gm, 15 mm
Obv.: Anchor; A to right, crayfish to left.
Rev: Archaic Ionian Gorgon head facing with wild hair and snakes
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 44
Sear Vol. 1, p. 165, 1655

Topalov Type: "Upright Anchor a crab as an additional symbol and the letter A on the left or right - Full-Face Gorgon's Head" Last Late Issues (450-425 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and solid stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above left and
the letter A right (or visa versa) between the fluke and the stock.
Rev.: Full-face of a noble Gorgon's head with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and tongue. Human hair mixed with snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 44 - Silver Drachm 36 views450 – 425 B.C.
3.24 gm, 13 mm
Obv.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right
Rev: Archaic Ionian Gorgon head facing with straight vertical hair with wavy bangs
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 44; Sear 1655 var.

Topalov Type: "Upright Anchor, a crab as an additional symbol and the letter A on the left or on the right - Full-face Gorgon's Head" Last Late Issues (450-425 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and solid stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above and the letter “A” right (or visa versa) between the fluke and the stock.
Rev.: Full-face of a noble Gorgon's head with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and toungue. Human hair mixed with snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.

Description from Topalov Apollonia 2007
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 44 - Silver Drachm45 views450 – 424 B.C.
3.27 gm, 13.7 mm
Obv.: Anchor; A to right, crayfish to left.
Rev: Archaic Ionian Gorgon head facing with straight vertical hair with wavy bangs
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 44;
Sear 1655;
BMC 15, p. 8 5-7& 9;
SNG BM Black Sea 153-6 & 158

Certified Authentic by David Sear (A.C.C.S. Ref. 502CR/GC/CO/CD)

Note: From same dies as the source coin of the series of cast fakes (see Fake Coin Reports)

Topalov Type 44: Upright Anchor - Gorgon's Head: Last Late Issues (450-424 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and solid stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above left between the fluke and the stock and the letter “A” right (or visa versa).
Rev.: Full-face of a noble Gorgon's head with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormally open mouth, long teeth and tongue. Human hair mixed with snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 44 - Siver Drachm40 views450 – 425 B.C.
3.17 g., 13-15 mm.
Rev: Archaic Ionian Gorgon head facing with wavy hair parted in middle
Obv.: Anchor; crayfish to left, A to right
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 44
Sear p. 165, 1655

Topalov Type: "Upright Anchor a crab as an additional symbol and the letter A on the left or right - Full-Face Gorgon's Head" Last Late Issues (450-425 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and solid stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above left and the letter A right (or visa versa) between the fluke and the stock.
Rev.: Full-face of a noble Gorgon's head with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and tongue. Human hair mixed with snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.
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Artemis, Ionia, Ephesus7 viewsIonia, Ephesus
Rev.: ЄΦЄCIΩN, Artemis driving biga of stags right, drawing arrow from quiver and holding bow.
AE, 3.15g, 17mm

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Artemis, Ionia, Ephesus6 viewsEphesos (Circa 50-27 BC)
Jason, magistrate
Obv.: Ε - Φ, Artemis advancing right, drawing arrow from quiver at shoulder and holding bow; hound at her feet.
AE, 10.88 g, 25 mm.

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Artemis/ two stags & torch14 viewsIonia, Ephesos. 48-27 B.C. Æ 19mm, 3.3g. Head of Artemis right, bow & quiver at shoulder / Ε − Φ / ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΣ ΚΩΚΟΣ ΣΩΠΑΤΟΣ (magistrate's name), Torch between two stags; BMC 69, 182.Podiceps
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Asia Minor Ionia Miletos AR Diobol 12th Stater late 6th early 5th century BC 8.35mm 1.16g85 viewsForepart of lion left.Rev stellate design within square incuse.
Belongs to the period of the Ionian revolt.
Grant H
G_338_Ephesos.jpg
Asia Minor, Ionia, Ephesos AE107 viewsEphesos (375-325 BC)
Obv.: Female head (Artemis?) left
Rev.: E-Φ, Bee
AE, 1.55g, 10.3mm
Ref.: BMC 55, 68; Klein, KM 52, 378; SNG Muenchen 52
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Asia Minor, Ionia, Ephesos AE1725 viewsEphesos 280 - 258 B.C.
Obv.: E-Φ, Bee within wreath
Rev.: Stag grazing r.; quiver above, magistrate's name in exergue
AE, 2.51g, 16.8mm
Ref.: SNG Cop 268 - 269
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Asia Minor, Ionia, Ephesos AE2512 viewsEphesos (Circa 50-27 BC)
Jason, magistrate
Obv.: Ε - Φ, Artemis advancing right, drawing arrow from quiver at shoulder and holding bow; hound at her feet
Rev.: ΙΑΣΩΝ, Cock standing right with palm over wing within laurel wreath.
AE, 10.88 g, 25 mm.
Ref.: SNG Copenhagen 344
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Asia Minor, Ionia, Ephesos, cista mystica, serpents, piloi of the Dioskouroi8 viewsIonia, Ephesos
Cistophoric Tetradrachm
Obv.: Serpent emerging from cista mystica with raised lid, all within ivy wreath with fruits.
Rev.: Two snakes coiled around a bow case, piloi of the Dioskouroi surmounted by stars flanking, ΕΦΕ to left, snake coiled with head right below.
Ag, 28mm, 12.12g
Ref.: DCA -; Kleiner-Noe Series -; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG France -.
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Asia Minor, Ionia, Ephesos, Domitia, two Nemeses15 viewsDomitia
Ionia, Ephesos
AE20
Obv: ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑ CΕ-ΒΑCΤΗ, Draped bust right
Rev: OMONOIA ANΘY KAICEN ΠΑΙΤΟΥ / ZMYP - EΦΕ, Two Nemeses standing facing one another.
Ae, 4.30g, 20 mm
Ref.: RPC 1092
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Asia Minor, Ionia, Ephesos, Hemiobol, Bee8 viewsEphesos (550-500 BC)
AR Hemiobol
Obv.: Bee
Rev.: Incuse square punch.
Ag, 0.44g, 7.20mm
Ref.: Rosen 572
Ex Numismatik Naumann, Auction 80, Lot 871 (part of)
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Asia Minor, Ionia, Ephesus, Domitia, Venus20 viewsDomitia
Ionia, Ephesus
Cistophorus (AD 82-96).
Obv.: DOMITIA AVGVSTA, Draped bust right.
Rev.: VENVS AVG, Venus standing right, back facing, leaning upon column to left, holding helmet and sceptre.
Ag, 10.39g, 26mm
Ref.: RIC² 847 (Domitian); RPC II 870.
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Asia Minor, Ionia, Ephesus, Geta, Artemis15 viewsGeta
Ionia, Ephesus
Obv.: Λ CЄ Π ΓЄTAC K, bareheaded, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: ЄΦЄCIΩN, Artemis driving biga of stags right, drawing arrow from quiver and holding bow.
AE, 3.15g, 17mm
Ref.: SNG München 169-70
Ex Bankhaus Aufhäuser, 1995
Ex Dr. P. Vogl collection
Ex Numismatik Naumann, auction 49, lot 430
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Asia Minor, Ionia, Ephesus, Octavian, Pax28 viewsOctavian
Ionia, Ephesus
Cistophorus (ca. 28 BC).
Obv.: IMP CAESAR DIVI F COS VI LIBERTATIS P R VINDEX, Laureate head right.
Rev.: PAX, Pax standing left, holding caduceus; to right, serpent rising left from altar; all within wreath.
Ag, 11.51g, 26mm
Ref.: RIC² 476, RPC I 2203, CRI 433.
Ex Numismatik Naumann, auction 53, lot 447
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Asia Minor, Ionia, Metropolis12 viewsMetropolis
Asia Minor, Ionia
AE 15
1st century B.C, roman rule
Obv.: Helmeted head of Ares right
Rev.: Thunderbolt, monogram of Metropolis above, ΔΙΟΓΕΝΗΣ (magistrate) below.
Ref.: SNG Tübingen 2976, SNG Cop. 904
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Asia Minor, Ionia, Miletos, Hemitetartemorion 61 viewsIonia, Miletos 500 BC
AR 1/96 Stater, Hemitetartemorion
Obv.: Rosete on a raised disk
Rev.: Five pellets within square incuse.
Ag, 0.13g, 4mm
Ref.: SNG Tübingen 3018
Ex Lanz Numismatik
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Asia Minor, Ionia, Samos, Herennia Etruscilla, Warrior5 viewsHerennia Etruscilla
Ionia, Samos
AE28
Obv.: ЄΡЄΝ ЄΤΡΟΥϹΚΙΛΛΑ ϹЄB, Draped bust right, wearing stephane and set upon crescent.
Rev.: ϹΑΜΙΩΝ, Warrior advancing right, head left, with foot set upon prow right, extending hand and holding shield.
Ae, 12.41g, 28 mm
Ref.: RPC IX 682; BMC 363
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Asia Minor, Ionia, Samos, Otacilia Severa, Warrior11 viewsOtacilia Severa
Ionia, Samos
AE30
Obv: M ΩTAKIΛIA CEOVHPA CEB.
Draped bust right, wearing stephane.
Rev: ϹΑΜΙΩΝ, Warrior advancing right, head left, with foot set upon prow right, extending hand and holding shield.
Ae, 10.68g, 30 mm
Ref.: SNG Copenhagen 1769; BMC 325
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Asia Minor, Ionia, Smyrna, Homer34 viewsSmyrna, 105-95 BC
magistrate Kratinos, son of Kratinos
Obv.: laureate head of Apollo right
Rev.: IMΥΡNAIΩN / ΚΡΑΤΙΝΟΣ / ΚΡΑΤΙΝΟY, Homer seated left, clad in himation, right raised to his chin, volume on his knees in left
Ref.. Milne.290a
AE, 18.2 mm, 7.83 g
Ex Gitbud&Naumann
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Maionia, Marcus Aurelius, Artemis Ephesia 16 viewsMarcus Aurelius
Lydia, Maionia
AD 161-180
Obv.: M AVPЄΛIOC HPOC KAI, head right.
Rev.: : MAIO NΩN, statue of Artemis Ephesia
AE, 3.5g, 17.5mm
Ref.: BMC 39
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Maionia, Pseudo-autonomous issue17 viewsLydia, Maionia
Pseudo-autonomous issue
Time of Antoninus Pius, 138-161
Obv.: bearded head of Herakles left
Rev.: MAIONΩN , Omphale advancing right, holding lion's skin and club across shoulder
Ae, 4.28g, 19mm
Ref.: SNG von Aulock 3011var.
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Nakrasa, Herakles, omphalos, snake17 viewsLydia, Nakrasaionia
Pseudo-autonomous issue
Time of Trajan and Hadrian, 98-138 AD
Obv.: EΠΙ CΤΡΑ - ΜΑΡ ΙΟΥΝΙΑΝΟΥ, bearded head of Herakles right
Rev.: NAKRA-CITΩN; snake encircling omphalos
AE, 16 mm, 2.8 g
Ref.: SNG München 335, SNG Copenhagen 295, Lindgren III 496
Ex Gitbud&Naumann
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Athena (helmeted head of)167 viewsIonia, Erythrai, Trajanus, 98-117. AE-26 mm, 9.33 grs. AV: AU NERO[...] TRAIANON, Lor. bust of Trajan to right, dotted border. RV: ERUQ - AIWN - EPICTRA[..], in field: PRE[...] Goddess standing to right. Round CM: head of Athena with a greek helmet. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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Athena and Pegasos on AR Stater of Leukas242 viewsCirca 320-280 B.C. AR Stater (22mm. 8.58g. 6h). BCD Akarnania 269 var. (no monogram). SNG Copenhagen 357 var. (same). Pegasi 134. Obverse Pegasus left, lambda below. Reverse helmeted head of Athena left, monogram below, lambda before stylis. EF, toned.

Ex Sukenik Collection (acquired from Brian Kritt). Ex CNG.

Leukas is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea; and according to ancient sources, a former Corinthian colony. Their coinage reflect their ties with the mother city and almost identical with the coinage of Corinth which could only be distinguished by a small Greek letter to signify where the coins were made, in case of our coin, the letter lambda for Leukas. The coin we have is a beautiful specimen with exquisite details. We could strongly confirm from this coin that the winged Pegasus is a male mythical beast. The reverse is also quite interesting since Athena’s helmet is realistically well proportioned in relation to her head. Other coins of the same type show a smaller helmet which she could impossibly use! The engraver of this coin followed the rules of proportion. Of particular importance is that Leukas is associated with Sappho and the myth of her suicide at Cape Lefkada (Lefkada being the modern name of Leukas). Recently, some scholars suggested that Leukas is the actual place of Homer’s Ithaca. Passages from the Odyssey described Ithaca as an island reachable on foot, which is the case for Leukas since it is not really an island, that it was connected to the mainland by a narrow causeway.
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Athens Emergency Issue Plated Tetradrachm Circa 406-404 BC949 viewsQuote from David Sear:

"Athens was the greatest power in the Greek world throughout most of the 5th century BC. Its famous 'owl' coinage, principally of silver tetradrachms, possibly commenced in 510 BC on the occasion of the downfall of the tyrant Hippias. On these celebrated coins the helmeted head of the goddess Athena was accompanied by her attendant owl and the first three letters of the ethnic 'AQE'. Later, a diadem of olive leaves was added to Athena's helmet and a cresent moon was placed in the reverse field, though the precise chronological significance of these changes remains uncertain. To the intense chagrin of the Spartans Athens became the leader of the Greek states, including those of Ionia, in the epic struggle against the expansionist policies of the Achaemenid Persian Empire. The victories at Salamis (480 BC) and the Eurymedon (circa 467) clearly established the Athenian supremacy in the Aegean world. Initially, the Delian League (founded in 477) was an alliance of independent states sharing a common cause under the leadership of Athens. It gradually developed into an Athenian maritime empire with the member cities obliged to pay an annual tribute into the League's treasury on Delos. In 454 this treasury, amounting to 5,000 talents of silver, was actually removed to Athens and the vast wealth was openly employed for the aggrandizement of the city, now under the leadership of the great statesman Pericles. Vast building projecdts, such as the monumental edifices on the Acropolis, were financed in this way. From 431, however, Athens became embroiled in the protracted Peloponnesian War and increasingly the wealth of the state was dissipated in this futile cause. This attractive tetradrachm belongs to the exceptionally large ouput of Athenian 'owls' made during the second half of the 5th century. In contrast to the artistic development taking place at mints in other parts of the Mediterranean world, the late archaic style of the earlier 5th century became 'frozen' on these issues which represent the first truly imperial coinage of the Greek world. As Athens restricted or forbade the issue of independent currency at many of the cities within her sphere of influence the 'owls' came to circulate over an increasingly wide area. But this all came to an end with the defeat of Athens by Sparta in 404 BC and during the period immediately preceding this catastrophe the Athenians were reduced to the desperate expedient of issuing bronze tetradrachms and drachms with a thin surface coating of silver. This specimen is an excellent example of this emergency coinage the production of which drew contemporary comment from Aristophanes who, in his play Frogs (717ff), compares the decline in the quality of the leading citizens with the recent debasement of the Athenian coinage."
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Augustus, with Julia Augusta (Livia), RPC 246628 viewsIonia, Smyrna mint, Augustus, with Julia Augusta (Livia), struck circa 10 B.C. AE, 20mm 4.58g, Leontiskos Hippomedontos, magistrate, RPC 2466; SNG Copenhagen 1334
O: ΣEBAΣTΩI ZMYPNAIOI, Jugate heads right of Augustus, laureate, and Livia, draped
R: ΔIONIΣIOΣ KOΛΛYBAΣ, Aphrodite Stratonicis standing facing, holding scepter and Nike, leaning on column; to right, dove standing left
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Augustus-Smyrna AE1723 viewsAE17, Ionia, Smyrna, 10 BC
Obverse: SEBASTOS ZMYPRNAIWN, Laureate head right
Reverse: DIONYSIOS KOLLYBAS, Nike standing left with wreath and palm.
RPC 2465c
17mm, 4.0gm
Jerome Holderman
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Æ14; Head of Artemis Munychia/ ΦΥΓ, Bull butting left against palm tree; [Σ]ΩKΡAT[HΣ]11 viewsIONIA, Phygela. Circa 294-281 B.C. Æ 14mm, 2.46g. Head of Artemis Munychia, wearing palm-decorated stephane, facing slightly left / ΦΥΓ, Bull butting left against palm tree; [Σ]ΩKΡAT[HΣ] (magistrate) in exergue. Cf. Winterthur 3118; SNG Kayhan 585; SNG von Aulock -; SNG Copenhagen 1075. Podiceps
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Britannicus-NIke30 viewsAE 16, Ionia, Smyrna mint, 50-54 A.D
Obverse: ZMV, Bare head right
Reverse, EPI FILISTOU EIKADI / OS , (authorities Philistos and Eikadios), Nike flying right carrying trophy over shoulder
S 516, RPC 2476
16mm, 3.9gm
Jerome Holderman
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BRITISH PROTECTORATE, GREEK IONIAN ISLANDS, 1819 GEORGE III AE 2 Oboli (Penny)18 viewsObverse: IONIKON KPATOΣ:. Winged lion of St. Mark standing left, head wearing nimbus crown facing, and holding Bible containing seven arrows in outstretched paw; 1819 below.
Reverse: BRITANNIA. Britannia seated on globe facing left, shield leaning at her side, right hand resting on her right knee and holding laurel-branch, left hand holding trident.
Edge: Plain
Diameter: 34mm (Penny) | Weight: 18.4gm | Die Axis: 6h
KM 33 | Pridmore 18
Very Rare

The dies for this coin were engraved by William Wyon and the coin was struck at the Royal Mint in London. This issue, the 2 Oboli, was only struck in 1819.

Britain issued coins for the Ionian Islands based on the obol, equal to a British half-penny, intermittently until 1862. One obol was equal to four lepta up until 1834 when it was revalued at five lepta.
The obol was replaced by the Greek drachma when the Ionian Islands were given to Greece.

The Ionian Islands were seized by the British from the French when the French fleet was defeated off the island of Zakynthos (Zante) in 1809. Britain immediately took possession of Zante, Cephalonia, Kythira and Ithaca and in 1810 took over Santa Maura as well. The islands of Corfu and Paxos remained occupied by the French until 1814 when they too surrendered to the British who then ruled all the islands until 1864.
With de facto British occupation the Ionian Islands were placed under the exclusive "amicable protection" of the United Kingdom. This arrangement was formalised in 1817 when the seven principal islands became the United States of the Ionian Islands formed as a British Protectorate. The seven main islands are represented by the seven arrows held by the winged lion of St. Mark depicted on the coins. The British greatly improved the islands' communications and introduced modern education and justice systems, but after Greek independence was established, the islanders pressed for union with Greece and they were ceded to Greece in 1864 as a gift of the United Kingdom to the newly enthroned King George.
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BRITISH PROTECTORATE, GREEK IONIAN ISLANDS, 1820 GEORGE III AE 2 Lepta (Farthing)13 viewsObverse: IONIKON KPATOΣ:. Winged lion of St. Mark standing left, head wearing nimbus crown facing, and holding Bible containing seven arrows in outstretched paw; 1820• below.
Reverse: BRITANNIA•. Britannia seated on globe facing left, shield leaning at her side, right hand resting on her right knee and holding laurel-branch, left hand holding trident.
Edge: Plain
Diameter: 22mm (Farthing) | Weight: 4.67gm | Die Axis: 6h
KM 31 | Pridmore 21

The dies for this coin were engraved by William Wyon and the coin was struck at the Royal Mint in London.

Britain issued coins for the Ionian Islands based on the obol, equal to a British half-penny, intermittently until 1862. One obol was equal to four lepta up until 1834 when it was revalued at five lepta.
The obol was replaced by the Greek drachma when the Ionian Islands were given to Greece.

The Ionian Islands were seized by the British from the French when the French fleet was defeated off the island of Zakynthos (Zante) in 1809. Britain immediately took possession of Zante, Cephalonia, Kythira and Ithaca and in 1810 took over Santa Maura as well. The islands of Corfu and Paxos remained occupied by the French until 1814 when they too surrendered to the British who then ruled all the islands until 1864.
With de facto British occupation the Ionian Islands were placed under the exclusive "amicable protection" of the United Kingdom. This arrangement was formalised in 1817 when the seven principal islands became the United States of the Ionian Islands formed as a British Protectorate. The seven main islands are represented by the seven arrows held by the winged lion of St. Mark depicted on the coins. The British greatly improved the islands' communications and introduced modern education and justice systems, but after Greek independence was established, the islanders pressed for union with Greece and they were ceded to Greece in 1864 as a gift of the United Kingdom to the newly enthroned King George.
*Alex
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BRITISH PROTECTORATE, GREEK IONIAN ISLANDS, 1862 VICTORIA AE Lepton9 viewsObverse: IONIKON KPATOΣ•. Winged lion of St. Mark standing left, head wearing nimbus crown facing, and holding Bible containing seven arrows in outstretched paw; 1862• below.
Reverse: BRITANNIA•. Britannia seated facing right, right hand resting on shield at her side, left hand holding trident.
Edge: Plain
Diameter: 16.5mm | Weight: 1.75gm | Die Axis: 6h
KM 34

The dies for this coin were engraved by William Wyon and the coin was struck at the Royal Mint in London.

Britain issued coins for the Ionian Islands based on the obol, equal to a British half-penny, intermittently until 1862. One obol was equal to four lepta up until 1834 when it was revalued at five lepta.
The obol was replaced by the Greek drachma when the Ionian Islands were given to Greece.

The Ionian Islands were seized by the British from the French when the French fleet was defeated off the island of Zakynthos (Zante) in 1809. Britain immediately took possession of Zante, Cephalonia, Kythira and Ithaca and in 1810 took over Santa Maura as well. The islands of Corfu and Paxos remained occupied by the French until 1814 when they too surrendered to the British who then ruled all the islands until 1864.
With de facto British occupation the Ionian Islands were placed under the exclusive "amicable protection" of the United Kingdom. This arrangement was formalised in 1817 when the seven principal islands became the United States of the Ionian Islands formed as a British Protectorate. The seven main islands are represented by the seven arrows held by the winged lion of St. Mark depicted on the coins. The British greatly improved the islands' communications and introduced modern education and justice systems, but after Greek independence was established, the islanders pressed for union with Greece and they were ceded to Greece in 1864 as a gift of the United Kingdom to the newly enthroned King George.
*Alex
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Bust of Senate r./ Demeter standing left; AE 1813 viewsIonia Erythrae; Imperial times; Æ18.3mm, 3.76g; Obverse: Bust of the Senate right. Reverse: Demeter standing left, holding ears of grain over altar. BMC 229. Podiceps
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Campania. Neapolis AR Nomos75 viewsCirca 275-250 BC. AR Nomos (21mm, 7.21 g, 11h). Sambon–; HN Italy 586; BMC 87; SNG France–; SNG ANS–. Obverse: Diademed head of nymph left, wearing triple-pendant earring and necklace; to right, Artemis standing right, holding torch in both hands. Reverse: Man-headed bull walking right; above, Nike flying right, placing wreath on bull's head; IΣ below; [N]EOΠOΛITΩN in exergue. Good VF, toned. Scarce symbol for issue.

Ex Gorny & Mosch 125 (13 October 2003), lot 21. Ex Classical Numismatic Review XXXIX No. 2 Summer 2014, lot 979726.

The obverse of early Neapolitan coins represent the siren Parthenope who, according to legend, committed suicide after her failed attempt to seduce Odysseus and his shipmates as they passed the Sorrento peninsula. Her body was washed up on the shore of nearby Megaride, a tiny island in the Bay of Naples. The locals interred her in Mount Echia, now the hill of Pizzofalcone. The Sirens were originally the islands found at the mouth of the river Achelöos in Greece which flowed into the Ionian Sea between Akarnania and Aetolia. The man-headed bull on the reverse of the coins was meant to represent Achelöos, the greatest water god of ancient Greece and father of Parthenope. This coin, however, belongs to a later group known as Class VI (Numismatic Circular, vol. 14, 1906). The latest coins with the obverse head always facing left may well be identified as the head of Dia-Hebe. She is associated with Dionysus Hebon and the Neapolitan bull on the reverse was reinterpreted as the bull with which Dionysus Hebon was always depicted.


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Caria or Ionia, c. 420 - 390 B.C., Silver tetartemorion47 viewsCaria or Ionia, c. 420 - 390 B.C.
Silver tetartemorion, uncertain mint
0.231g, 6.4mm, 90°
Obv.: forepart of roaring lion left
Rev.: bird standing right within incuse square, pellet lower left and upper right
SNG Turkey I 940

ex FORVM
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Chalkis, Euboia73 views340-294 BC
AR Drachm (18mm, 3.46g)
O: Head of nymph Chalkis (or Hera?) right, hair rolled.
R: Eagle flying right, holding serpent in his talons and beak; trophy of arms below.
SNG Cop 432; Sear 2482
From the Wallace and BCD collections. ex Pegasi Numismatics

Chalkis was an important Ionian colony on the island of Euboia, and the homeland of many Greek colonies in Magna Graecia, including Cumae and Rhegium.
After the ruin of neighboring Eretria by Athens, Chalkis was left as the supreme power in the region. However Athens conquered Chalkis in 506 BC, establishing a settlement of 4000 Athenians on the island and leaving all of Euboea as a dependency. A rebellion in 446 was put down by Perikles of Athens, who sent more colonists to settle nearby Histiaea, establishing a firm control of this island which was so strategically important to the security of the mother city.
By 410 Euboea had once again regained its’ independence, but fell to the Macedonians under Phillip II, and then finally to Rome.
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Claudius and Agrippina II - Ephesos4 viewsKousinios magistrate
c. 49-50 AD
conjoined laureate head of Claudius and draped bust of Agrippina II right
stag right
KOVΣI / NIOΣ
(TO) _ / Δ
EΦE
RPC I 2624; SNG Cop 373; BMC Ionia p. 73, 205; Weber 2875; SNG München -; SNGvA -,
6,2g 18-17mm
ex Aureo & Calicó
ex Naumann
Johny SYSEL
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Crusader States, Normans of Sicily, William II, AD 1166-1189, AE Trifollaro, Spahr 117.75 viewsCrusader States, Sicily, William II, AD 1166-1189, AE Trifollaro (24-25 mm), 8,82 g.
Obv.: Facing head of lioness within circle of dots.
Re.: Palm tree with five branches and two bunches of dates, within circle of dots.
Biaggi 1231, Spahr 117 ; Grie 210 (Roger II); Thom 2480 .

William II of Sicily (1153-1189), called the Good, was king of Sicily and Naples from 1166 to 1189.
William was only thirteen years old at the death of his father William I, when he was placed under the regency of his mother, Margaret of Navarre.
Until the king came of age in 1171 the government was controlled first by the chancellor Stephen du Perche, cousin of Margaret (1166-1168), and then by Walter Ophamil, archbishop of Palermo, and Matthew of Ajello, the vice-chancellor.
William's character is very indistinct. Lacking in military enterprise, secluded and pleasure-loving, he seldom emerged from his palace life at Palermo. Yet his reign is marked by an ambitious foreign policy and a vigorous diplomacy. Champion of the papacy and in secret league with the Lombard cities he was able to defy the common enemy, Frederick I Barbarossa. In 1174 and 1175 he made treaties with Genoa and Venice and his marriage in February 1177 with Joan, daughter of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine, marks his high position in European politics.
In July 1177, he sent a delegation of Archbishop Romuald of Salerno and Count Roger of Andria to sign the Treaty of Venice with the emperor. To secure the peace, he sanctioned the marriage of his aunt Constance, daughter of Roger II, with Frederick's son Henry, afterwards the emperor Henry VI, causing a general oath to be taken to her as his successor in case of his death without heirs. This step, fatal to the Norman kingdom, was possibly taken that William might devote himself to foreign conquests.
Unable to revive the African dominion, William directed his attack on Egypt, from which Saladin threatened the Latin kingdom of Jerusalem. In July 1174, 50,000 men were landed before Alexandria, but Saladin's arrival forced the Sicilians to re-embark in disorder. A better prospect opened in the confusion in Byzantine affairs which followed the death of Manuel Comnenus (1180), and William took up the old design and feud against Constantinople. Durazzo was captured (June 11, 1185). Afterwards while the army marched upon Thessalonica, the fleet sailed towards the same target capturing on their way the Ionian islands of Corfu, Cephalonia,Ithaca and Zakynthos. In August Thessalonica surrendered to the joint attack of the Sicilian fleet and army.
The troops then marched upon the capital, but the troop of the emperor Isaac Angelus overthrew the invaders on the banks of the Strymon (September 7, 1185). Thessalonica was at once abandoned and in 1189 William made peace with Isaac, abandoning all the conquests. He was now planning to induce the crusading armies of the West to pass through his territories, and seemed about to play a leading part in the Third Crusade. His admiral Margarito, a naval genius equal to George of Antioch, with 60 vessels kept the eastern Mediterranean open for the Franks, and forced the all-victorious Saladin to retire from before Tripoli in the spring of 1188.
In November 1189 William died, leaving no children. Though Orderic Vitalis records a (presumably short-lived) son in 1181: Bohemond, Duke of Apulia. His title of "the Good" is due perhaps less to his character than to the cessation of internal troubles in his reign. The "Voyage" of Ibn Jubair, a traveller in Sicily in 1183-1185, shows William surrounded by Muslim women and eunuchs, speaking and reading Arabic and living like "a Moslem king."

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Drachm, 15 viewsIonia, Teos, 540-478 B.C. Drachm, 5,9 g, 14 mm. obv: griffin right forepaw raised. rev: quadripartite incuse square.Podiceps
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Drachm, 375-350 B.C. Apollo/ Kithara20 viewsIONIA. Kolophon. Circa 375-350 B.C. AR Drachm (15mm - 3.31 g). Laureate head of Apollo left / Kithara. Milne Group C. VF, surface erosion and some minor flaking on the edge. Ex Vauctions1 commentsPodiceps
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Eagle, wings half-spread, head left152 viewsIONIA. Ephesus. Otacilia Severa. Æ 28. A.D 244-249. Obv: MAPΩT(A)-CEYHPACEB. Diademed and draped bust right; countermark on shoulder. Rev: (APTEMIC)-EΦE-CIAC or similar? Artemis huntress, holding bow and drawing arrow from quiver, stands in biga drawn right by two stags. Ref: BMC 343 (var. rev. leg.); SNG Aul -; SNG Cop 487 (var. rev. leg.). Axis: 360°. Weight: 6.77 g. CM: Eagle, wings half-spread, head left, in cicular punch, 5.5 mm. Howgego 324 (92 pcs). Note: The countermark was probably applied at Tralles. Collection Automan.Automan
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EB0057 Apollo / Incuse 15 viewsColophon, IONIA, 3/8 obol, 520-490 BC.
Obverse: Archaic head of Apollo right.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square.
References: Cf. SNG von Aulock 7904; Milne 12; Dessau II, 709J; Klein 401-402; Mitchiner 52.
Diameter: 7mm, Weight: 0.323g.
EB
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EB0058 Bee / Two Stags9 viewsEphesos, Ionia. AR Diobol, 387-295 BC.
Obverse: EΦ, Bee with straight wings.
Reverse: EΦ, heads of two stags facing each other.
References: BMC 53; SNG von Aulock 1835; Traite 1886-1887; SNG Lockett 2810; Pozzi 2429; SNG Cop 242-243; Sear SG 4375 etc.
Diameter: 10mm, Weight: 0.683g.
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EB0059 Bee / Stag18 viewsEphesos, IONIA, drachm, ca.405-325 BC.
Obverse: Bee, E-Φ to left and right.
Reverse: Stag standing right, palm tree in background, ΠγPPAΛIΩN to right.
References: SNG Cop 283ff. Note: There are almost 1,000 known varieties of the bronze and silver bee/stag coin types with unpublished types appearing every year.
Diameter: 18mm, Weight: 4.062g.
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EB0060 Horseman / Bull5 viewsMagnesia ad Meandrum, Ionia, 2 obol, 370-190 BC.
Obverse: Horseman prancing right.
Reverse: Bull butting left.
References: BMC 13 sim.
Diameter: 12mm, Weight: 1.255g.
EB
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EB0061 Artemis / Bull27 viewsIonian Islands, Island of Ikaros, Oenoe AR Drachm. 3rd century BC.
Obverse: Head of Artemis ¾ right.
Reverse: IONAI below bull butting right.
References: Sear 4620.
Diameter: 16mm, Weight: 3.465g.
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EB0062 Lion / Rosette5 viewsMiletos, Ionia, AR 1/12 stater. Late 6th century BC.
Obverse: Forepart of lion left, head turned.
Reverse: Floral star pattern in incuse square.
References: SNG Cop 952; Grose 8207.
Diameter: 10mm, Weight: 1.034g.
Ex: JSD Ancient Coins.
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EB0216 Herakles / Legend4 viewsErythrai, IONIA, AE 15, 300-200 BC.
Obverse: Young Herakles head right, clad in lion skin head-dress.
Reverse: EΡY / AYTONO / MOΣ / AYTONO / MOY in five lines [within wreath].
References: Cf. SG 4441; BMC 112.
Diameter: 16.5mm, Weight: 2.404g.
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EB0283 Bee / Stag3 viewsEphesos, Ionia, AE 16, 280-258 BC.
Obverse: E-Φ, Bee.
Reverse: ΣOΛΩN, Stag grazing right, quiver above.
References: BMC 84; Head Chronology, p. 48, 5.
Diameter: 16.5mm, Weight: 4.664g.
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EB0284 Athena / Horseman6 viewsMagnesia ad Maeandrum, Ionia, AE 21, Eukles and Kratinos, magistrates, 88-85 BC.
Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right.
Reverse: MAΓΝΗΤΩΝ ΕΥΚΛΗΣ ΚΡΑTΙΝΟΣ, Horseman galloping right, holding spear.
References: BMC 44-45.
Diameter: 21.5mm, Weight: 8.78g.
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EB0285 Apollo / Homer2 viewsSmyrna, Ionia, AE 20, 200-100 BC.
Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo right.
Reverse: ΣMYΡNAIΩN, the poet Homer seated left; magistrates ΠAΣIKΡATOY [and METΡOΔΩΡOΣ].
References: BMC 106.
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 8.453g.
EB
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EB0538 Caracalla / Artemis & stag14 viewsCaracalla, AE 23 of Ephesus, Ionia, 198-217 AD.
Obv: A[YT] K M AY[P] ANTΩNINOC, Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ΕΦΕCΙΩ−Ν Β ΝΕΟ−ΚΟ/ΡΩΝ, Artemis huntress seizing with left hand stag by horn and with right hand drawing arrow from quiver at her shoulder.
References: SNG Copenhagen 420?
Diameter: 23.5mm, Weight: 5.66 grams.
This coin mentions the Second Neocoria of Ephesus, i.e.
the building of a second imperial temple.
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EB0540 Caligula / Agrippina & Germanicus14 viewsCaligula, AE 22, of Smyrna, Ionia. Magistrate and proconsul Menophanes and Aviola, ca 37-38 AD.
Obv: ΓAION KAICAΡA ΓEΡMANIKON EΠI AOYIOΛA, laureate head right.
Rev: [ΓEΡMA]NIKON AΓΡ[IΠΠEINA ZMYΡNAIΩN MHNOΦANHC], Draped bust of Agrippina I right, vis-Ã -vis bare head of Germanicus left.
References: RPC I 2471; Klose XXIX, SNG von Aulock 2201.
Diameter: 22mm, Weight: 5.431 grams.
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EB0693 Claudius & Agrippina Jr / Stag10 viewsClaudius & Agrippina Junior, Ephesos, Ionia, AE 20, 41-54 AD.
Obverse: Busts of Claudius & Agrippina jugate, facing right.
Reverse: Stag standing right; KOYΣI/NIOΣ above and EΦE below. TO - Δ across field.
References: RPC I 2624; SNG Copenhagen 373; BMC 205 pg. 73; Weber 5872.
Diameter: 20.5mm, Weight: 6.572g.
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EB0694 Gallienus / Prize Urn11 viewsGallienus 253-268, Ephesos, Ionia, AE 25.
Obverse: AYT K ΠO ΛIKI ΓAΛΛIHNOC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, from behind.
Reverse: EΦECIΩN Δ NEΩKO,PΩN (last three letters in exergue), Agnostic prize urn with two palms, EΦ[??]IA across middle.
References: -.
Diameter: 26.5mm, Weight: 6.759g.
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Electrum hekté from Phokaia.69 viewsElectrum hekte, Bodenstedt em. 32, 7 (d/γ); Weber III 5736 (= Bodenstedt 7); Boston MFA 1906, SNG Kayhan -; SNG Cop -, SNGvA -, BMC Ionia -, Rosen -, EF, superb archaic style, well struck, tight flan, 2.529g, 10.1mm, 0o, Phokaia (Foca, Turkey) mint, c. 521 - 478 B.C.; obverse archaic style head of Athena right, wearing Corinthian helmet, almond shaped eye, slight smile, long hair in rows of dots, dotted necklace, seal upward behind; reverse quadripartite incuse square;6 commentslabienus
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Ephesos17 viewsIONIA, Ephesos. Circa 500-420 BC. AR Drachm (14mm, 3.22 g). Bee with curved wings, tendrils above / Quadripartite incuse squareAndreas G
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Ephesos12 viewsEphesos, Ionia tetartemorion 550 B.C. (5,3mm,0.21g)Andreas G
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EPHESOS - Ionia13 viewsEPHESOS - Ionia, AE15. 350-288 BC Obv.: Bee with straight wings, within a laurel-wreath Rev.: Stag grazing right. Magistrate's name unclear in exergue. Reference: Sear #4406dpaul7
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Ephesos AE 118 viewsIonia, Ephesos, AE 11, 4th/3rd century BC, 11 mm, 1.35 g, Ephesos mint, obverse E-F, bee in wreath; reverse stag standing right, head turned back, quiver above, magistrate's name right. cf. SNG Cop 265 – 6. ex areich, photo credit areichPodiceps
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Ephesos bee & stag AE 1015 viewsIonia, Ephesos, AE 10, 202-133 BC. Obverse: Bee with wings spread, Reverse: Stag left with head turned back, BMC 134, 1.0g, ex Jerome Holderman

kaitsuburi
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Ephesos bee & stag AE 1419 viewsIonia, Ephesos, AE 14, cf. BMC Ionia p. 54, 63 - 66; SNG Von Aulock 1837; and SNG Cop 247 ff. (various magistrates), Fair, 1.924g, 14.2mm, 0o, obverse “E-F”, bee; reverse stag kneeling left, head turned back, astragalus above right, illegible magistrates name on left; ex FORVMkaitsuburi
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Ephesos bee & stags Diobol9 viewsIonia, Ephesus, 4th Century BC, Diobol, Bee & Two Stags, 0.97g. BM-53, SNG von Aulock-1835, SNG Cop-243. Obv: Bee. Rx: Foreparts of two stags facing one another. . F+; a bit corroded. Ex H.J.BerkPodiceps
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Ephesos Ionia Bee and Quadripartite Squares16 viewsEphesos, Ionia, Silver Diobol, BC 480 - 450, 1.04g, 9mm, unknown reference
OBV: Bee, border dots
REV: Quadripartite incuse square

Unknown Reference
SRukke
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Ephesos Trophy5 viewsIonia, Ephesos
Obv: ΑΥ ΝЄΡ ΤΡΑΙ ΚΑΙ СЄ ΑΡΙ ΓЄΡ ΔΑ
Laureate and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: Ο ΝЄΩ ЄΦЄ ΔΗ ЄΠЄΧΑΡ
Parthian captive seated left on shield in attitude or mourning; trophy to right.

8.40g, 23mm
RPC III 2054
klausklage
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Ephesos, Ionia194 views350-288 BC
AE12 (2.09g)
O: Bee with straight wings, seen from above; E - Φ on either side.
R: Stag kneeling left, looking back; astragalos above.
SNG Cop 245v; Sear 4402v; BMC 14,55
ex Jack H. Beymer
13 commentsEnodia
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Ephesos, Ionia10 viewsAE8, 0.71g, c. 350 BC
Obv.: Bee.
Rev.: Head of stag right.
Reference: Lindgren III 345; SNG Keckman 219.
John Anthony
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Ephesos, Ionia19 views4th-3rd c. B.C.
Bronze Chalkous
1.36 gm, 11 mm
Obv.: Turreted head of Female (Kybele or Tyche?) left
Rev.: E-Φ, bee with straight wings
BMC 14, p.55, 68-70;
Sear 4409;
SNG Kayhan 193
Jaimelai
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EPHESOS, IONIA AE119 viewsOBVERSE: E-F, bee
REVERSE: Forepart of stag recumbent right, head left
Sturck at Ephesos, ca 387-289 BC
11mm, 1.63 g
SNGCop 244
Legatus
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Ephesos, Ionia, 202BC-133BC63 viewsAE17, die axis 0 degrees
Ephesos mint
SNG Cop 301
4 commentsPaul D3
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Ephesos, Ionia, c. 48 - 27 B.C.6 viewsEphesos, on the west coast of Anatolia, was one of the 12 cities of the Ionian League. It was famous for its Temple of Artemis, completed around 550 B.C., one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The usual symbols of this nature-goddess are the torch, stag, and the bee. Coins of Ephesos most frequently depict a bee on the obverse. The high-priest of the temple of Artemis was called the King Bee, while the virgin priestesses were called honey-bees (Melissae). Ephesus was one of the seven churches of Asia cited in the Book of Revelation and the Gospel of John may have been written there.
GB88324. Bronze AE 16, SNG Cop 350 - 351, SNG München 92, Head Ephesus p. 76, BMC Ionia -, SNGvA -, SNG München -, SNG Kayhan -, F, dark green patina with buff earthen highlighting, slightly off center, scratches, Ephesos mint, weight 3.305g, maximum diameter 16.1mm, die axis 0o, magistrate Iason, c. 48 - 27 B.C.; obverse bee with straight wings seen from above, tiny E-Φ flanking head inside forelegs, all within laurel wreath; reverse stag standing right, head right, fillet in mouth, grounded long torch on far side of stag in center background, IAΣΩN (magistrate's name) in exergue; ex Münzhandlund Ritter
Mark R1
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Ephesos, Ionia, ca. 550-500 BC, AR6mm11 viewsEphesos, Ionia, ca. 550-500 BC. AR6mm, 0.2grm
Obv. Bee
Rev. Eagle's head, EΦ (downwards)
Ref. SNG Kayhan 126-134.
Lee S
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Ephesos, Ionia. C. 280-258 BC. AE18mm. 3.64g.12 viewsEphesos, Ionia. C. 280-258 BC
Obv. E−Φ, bee within laurel wreath.
Rev. Stag feeding right, Quiver above. Magistrates name en Ex.
Ref. BMC Ionia p.58 , 83ff ( Var. magistrates. ) , SNG Cop. 68 - 69 ( Same )
Ex. Forvm ancient coins.
Lee S
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Ephesos, Ionia. ca 48-27 BC. AE 25mm8 viewsObv: E-Φ, Artemis standing right shooting an arrow, quiver over shoulder, dog at her feet.
Rev: IAΣΩN beneath rooster standing right, palm tied with wreath over shoulder, all in laurel wreath.
BMC 185.
ancientone
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Ephesos; Artemis with hound, AE284 viewsCARACALLA, Ionia Ephesos. 8,8g, 28mm. Obv: Laureate and cuuirassed bust right. Rev: ЄΦЄCΙΩΝ D ΝЄΟΚΟΡΩΝ, Artemis huntress standing right, holding strung bow i left hand, and with right drawing arrow from her quiver; hound at her feet. Podiceps
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Ephesus, Ionia61 views390-320 BC
AR Diobol (10mm, 1.02g)
O: Bee with straight wings, within dotted border.
R: Confronted heads of two stags; EΦ above.
SNG Cop 242-43; SNG von Aulock 1835; SNG München 32; Sear 4375v; BMC Ionia 53, 53; 
ex Forvm Ancient Coins

The bee was sacred to the goddess Artemis, whose famous sanctuary at Ephesus was tended by Her priestesses, known collectively as Melissae, a word which translates as ‘bee’, or by some accounts ‘honey gatherer’. It is no surprise then that the coins of this city should feature the bee on their obverse.
5 commentsEnodia
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Ephesus, Ionia25 viewsProvincial coin, 98 - 117 AD
Obv: AY NER TRAIANOS KAI SE ARI GER DA
Cuirassed bust r.
Rev: O NEW EP'ESIWN DH EPEC'ARAXATO
Woman (Amazon? Dacia?) kneeling r.; Artemis Ephesia frontal; man (emperor?) standing l.

19.32g, 33mm
IMHOOF KM S59,64(1) / COLL IMHOOF(1)
1 commentsklausklage
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Ephesus, Ionia16 views280-258 BC
AE19 (19mm, 4.51g)
O: Bee with spread wings, E - Φ to either side, all within wreath.
R: Stag grazing right, quiver above; ΕΥΠΟΛΙΣ in ex.
cf SNG Cop 268; cf SNG München 60; Sear 4406
ex Kölner Münzkabinett 


Enodia
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Ephesus, Ionia26 views500-420 BC
AR Diobol (11mm, 1.06g)
O: Bee with curved wings and volute-shaped antennae; E - Φ flanking.
R: Quadripartite incuse square.
SNG Kayhan 125; Sear 3517v (Drachm)
ex Tom Vossen
1 commentsEnodia
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Ephesus, Ionia; Salonina16 viewsEphesus, Ionia; Salonina

CΑΛΩΝ ΧPΥCΟΓΟΝΗ CEBAC
ΕΦΕCΙΩΝ ΠΡΩΤΩΝ ΑCΙΑC
ΧPΥCΟΓΟΝΗ = Chrysogona "golden child"
Artemis in reverse.
ΠΡΩΤΩΝ ΑCΙΑC = "First (city) of Asia"
ecoli
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Ephesus, Ionia

Obv: ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤΩΝƐΙΝΟС, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ƐΦƐСΙΩΝ ΠΡΩ-ΤΩΝ ΑСΙΑС, Artemis advancing, right, drawing arrow from quiver at shoulder, holding bow; at feet, dog running right.
30mm, 10.81 gms

RPC Online 4892; Karwiese 642.1
Charles M
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Ephesus, Ionia

Obv: ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤΩΝƐΙΝΟС, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ƐΦƐСΙΩΝ Δ ΝƐΩΚΟΡΩΝ, Artemis advancing, right, drawing arrow from quiver at shoulder, holding bow; at feet, dog running right.
28 mm, 9.85 gms

RPC Online 4891; Karwiese 643
Charles M
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Ephesus, Ionia

Obv: ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤΩΝƐΙΝΟС, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ƐΦƐСΙΩΝ Δ ΝƐΩΚΟΡΩΝ, Artemis advancing, right, drawing arrow from quiver at shoulder, holding bow; at feet, dog running right.
29 mm, 16.76 gms

RPC Online 4891; Karwiese 643
Charles M
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Ephesus, Ionia

Obv: ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤΩΝƐΙΝΟС, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear.
Rev: ƐΦƐСΙ[ΩΝ Δ] ΝƐΩΚΟΡΩΝ, Artemis advancing, right, drawing arrow from quiver at shoulder, holding bow; behind, to right, tree; at her feet, to left, deer, left, looking back.
30 mm, 12.26 gms

RPC Online 4893 variant (reverse legend); for this reverse type and legend, Mionnet 628 for Annia Faustina
Charles M
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Ephesus, Ionia

Obv: ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤΩΝƐΙΝΟС, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ΠΡΩ[Τ-ΩΝ] ΑСΙΑС →ƐΦƐСΙΩΝ, Artemis on left advancing right, seizing stag by the horns, and placing knee on its back.
21 mm, 4.44 gms

RPC Online 4921; Karwiese 648
Charles M
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Ephesus, Ionia

Obv: ΑΝΤΩΝƐΙΝΟС ΑΥΓ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ƐΦƐСΙΩ →Ν, boar running right pierced by spear.
17 mm, 2.17 gms

RPC Online 4949; Karwiese 666
Charles M
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Ephesus, Ionia

Obv: ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤΩΝƐΙΝΟС, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ƐΦƐСΙΩΝ →ΝƐΩΚΟΡΩ to right Ν, in field Δ, galley sailing, right, with aplustre on stern, standard on prow, with helmsman and four rowers.
21 mm, 3.09 gms

RPC Online 4928; Karwiese 673-5
Charles M
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Ephesus, Ionia

Obv: [ΑΥΤ] Κ Μ ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤΩΝƐΙΝΟС C[ЄB0, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: [ƐΦƐСΙΩ]Ν Δ ΝƐΩΚΟΡΩΝ, Tyche standing facing, looking lleft, holding rudder and cornucopia.
22 mm, 6.06 gms

RPC Online 4930; Karwiese 686
Charles M
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Ephesus, Ionia

Obv: ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤΩΝƐΙΝΟϹ ϹƐΒ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear.
Rev: ΔΟΓΜΑΤΙ ϹΥΝ/ΚΛΗΤΟΥ →ƐΦƐϹΙΩΝΟΥ/TOΙ ΝΑΟΙ, frontal view of two distyle temples between two distyle temples seen in perspective, each holding cult-statue; the central ones having Artemis of Ephesus, to left, and the Emperor, to right.
36 mm, 20.82 gms

RPC Online 4867; Karwiese 680

From Numismatik Naumann Auction 82, lot 241.
Charles M
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Erythrae, region of Ionia 385 - 285 BC17 viewsErythrae, region of Ionia 385 - 285 BC


Obv: Head of bearded Herakles right, wearing lion's skin

Rev: EPY above head and neck of bull right, club to left.

Diameter: 10 mm. / Weight: 0,89 gms. / Material: Æ-Bronze

Refs: BMC 38; SEAR 4434.
emporiton
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Erythrae, Ionia,c. 480 - 400 B.C. 29 views Silver obol, SNG Cop 561 var (trihemiobol), VF, .89g, 11.0mm, obverse Pegasus right, curved wing; reverse rosette of twelve petals, ERUQ around, all within incuse square; very rare. ex Forum Ancient Coins.
CGPCGP
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Erythrai16 viewsErythrai Ionia 330-300 b.c
Silver Tetradrachm

Obverse:Head of Alexander the great as Herakles wearing lions skin
Reverse:Bow in bow-case and club;EPY, magistrates name at center

21.49mm 11.02gm

SEAR 4422

Obverse from Alexanders "Herakles" tetradrachms
Reverse from Alexanders bronzes.

Possible lifetime
maik
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Erythrai, Ionia23 views480-450 B.C.
Silver Hemiobol
0.35 gm, 6 mm
Obv.: Convex rosette with central circular pattern containing pellet at center
Rev.: Rosette with eight teardrop-shaped pedals around central pellet at center, within rosette shape incuse all within shallow incuse square.
Imhoof-Blumer KM I, p. 62, 2
[Klein 387]
Jaimelai
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Faustina II Ephesus32 viewsAE 19, Ionia , Ephesus
Obverse: FAVCTEINA..? , Draped bust right , hair in bun.
Reverse:EFECIL-NBNC, Nike stading, facing with wreath and palm.
BMC 81, 245; SNG Cop. 402
19mm , 6.5gm
Jerome Holderman
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Female head left/ Head and neck of griffin left21 viewsPhocaea, Ionia ca. 350 - 300 B.C. AE 12; Female head l./ Head and neck of griffin l. BMC 216, 9. Ex Gerhard RohdePodiceps
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Gallienus - Stag Provincial32 viewsRoman Provincial Coins
Gallienus, Ionia 253-268 AD
Obverse:- AYT K ΠO ΛIKI ΓAΛΛIHNOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind
Reverse:- EΦECIΩN Γ NEΩKO,PΩN (last three letters in exergue), Artemis right, catching stag, pulling it down by the antlers, left knee on animal's hindquarters
Ephesos mint
Bronze AE.
3.174g
(Purchased from Forvm Shop)

20.3mm
nogoodnicksleft
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Gallienus Artemis wBow18 viewsGallienus Æ 26.07mm, 8.1g Ephesos, Ionia.
Same obverse die as SNG Cop 512 and SNG Aulock 7888.
OBV: AVT K M AVP ANTWNIENOC, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right
REV: EFECIWN D NEWKORWN, Artemis standing with bow right, reaching for an arrow in quiver at shoulder. trees behind.
Romanorvm
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Gallienus, Göbl 1688 (Samosata)76 viewsGallienus, AD 253-268
AE - Antionianus, 3.25g, 22.9mm, 45°
Samosata, AD 253-254
obv. IMP CP LIC GALLIENVS AVG
Bearded bust, draped and cuirassed, radiate, r.
rev. VOTA ORBIS
Two Victories holding shield, inscribed SC, behind palmtree.
RIC V1, (Antiochia) 459; C.1335; Göbl 1168 (Samosata)
Scarce, good VF, attractive sandpatina
Pedigree:
ex coll. Salem
From Forum Ancients Coins, thanks!
2 commentsJochen
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Gordian III, Smyrna (Ionia), Heracles, AE2121 viewsAE21, 5.52g
obv: A K M ANT ΓOPΔIANOC, laureate and draped bust right
rev: CMYPNAIΩN Γ NEΩKOPΩN, Heracles standingfacing, head left, holding kantharos, club and lion skin
SNG Aulock 2230 (same dies)
areich
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Grecia, Efeso Ionia (280-258 a.C.)41 viewsBronzo AE18, Efeso, Ionia, c. 280 - 258 a.C.
aF (MB+), 3.192 grammi, 15.3 mm, 0°
D/ E-F, ape all'interno di una ghirlanda d'alloro
R/ cervo maschio che si alimenta a destra, nome del magistrato
BMC Ionia p. 58, 83 ff. (vari magistrati); SNG Cop 268 - 269
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo, Roma Italia (17 dicembre 2007, numero catalogo 83); ex FAC (Morehead City NC, Usa, fino al 2007)
paolo
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Greece, Delphi - Ionian column and treasure of Athens284 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Greek15 viewsAE11, Kolophon, Ionia 400-350 B.C.
Ob. Head of Apollo wearing taenia.
Rev. Lyre within linear square.
nathan s2
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GREEK50 viewsAR diobol. Miletos (Ionia). c 320-294 BC. 0'99 grs. 12h. Griffin seated right, forepaw raised / Chelys. TH above. AΛΥΠΙΩN (magistrate) to left.
Kinns 97 var.
benito
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Greek - Ionia, Erythrai2 viewsMetal/Size: AE16; Weight: 2.67 grams; Denomination: Tetrobol; Mint: Erythrai, Ionia; Date: 300-200 BCE; Obverse: Head of Herakles facing right and wearing lion skin (reference to Nemean Lion). Reverse: Three-lined inscription - ATAKOΣ ΠAPAMONOY / EPY (Batakos, son of Paramonos, magistrate). References: BMC #109; Sear #4441 (different magistrate).museumguy
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Greek - Ionia, Magnesia & Maeandrum7 viewsMetal/Size: AE15; Weight: 3.41 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Magnesia, Ionia; Date: 350-300 BCE; Obverse: Armed horseman prancing right, wearing helmet, curiass, chalmys, and holding spear. Reverse: Humped bull butting left, ΜΑΓΝ (Magnesia) above, ΑΡΙΣΤΑΓΟΡΑΣ ΖΗΝΟΔΟΤΟΥ ((Aristagoras, son of Zenodotos, magistrate) in exergue within circular maeander pattern. References: SNG Cop. 814 (different magistrate); Sear #4477 (different magistrate).museumguy
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Greek - Ionia, Miletos7 viewsMetal/Size: AR10; Weight: 1.120 grams; Denomination: 1/2 stater; Mint: Miletos, Ionia; Date: 478-390 BCE; Obverse: Forepart of roaring lion left, head turned back to right. Reverse: Starlike floral pattern in incuse square. References: SNG Keckman #283/288; SNG Kayhan #462-75; SNG Cop. #948; Sear #3533.museumguy
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Greek, Alexander III The Great, Macedonian Kingdom, 336 - 323 B.C., Lifetime Issue.245 viewsSilver Drachm, Müller Alexander 763; SNG Cop 895; SNG Alpha Bank 629; SNG Saroglos 771; SNG München - ; Price 2090, Choice good Very Fine , as found Superb Fine Style, toned, centered, bumps and marks, Ionia, Miletos mint, weight 4.004g, maximum diameter 18.0mm, die axis 0o, struck between 325 - 323 B.C.,.
Obverse ; head of Alexander the Great as Herakles right, clad in Nemean Lion scalp headdress tied at neck.
Reverse ; AΛEΞAN∆POY ( means " Of Alexander " in Ancient Greek ), Zeus seated left on throne without back, nude to the waist, himation around hips and legs, feet on footstool, right leg forward, eagle in extended right hand, long scepter topped with lotus vertical behind in left hand, ∆H monogram left.



*Lifetime issue. This coin was issued during the lifetime and rule of Alexander the Great. Most Alexander coins were issued after his death.

*Alexander the great believed if the world ruled by one king or leader , will be better for all.
Alexander the great was considered a god after his death.



FORVM Ancient Coins. / From The Sam Mansourati Collection.
Sam
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GREEK, Ephesos - Bee/Stag - AE 1217 viewsIonia, Ephesos c.387-295 B.C.

AE 12mm (1.67 gm)

SNG Copenhagen 244; Lindgren III 346

Ex Tom Vossen
1 commentsSylvianus
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GREEK, Ephesos, Ionia, c. 500 - 420 B.C.21 viewsGS86219. Silver drachm, SNG Kayhan 140, SNGvA 7819, SNG Cop 210, SNG Tübingen 2758, Traité II, p. 1090, 1867 & pl. CLII, 12; BMC Ionia -, SNG München -, Choice gVF, toned, well centered on a tight flan, weight 3.343 g, maximum diameter 15.1 mm, die axis 0o, Ephesos mint, c. 500 - 420 B.C.; obverse EΦ-EΣI-O-N, bee seen from above; reverse quadripartite incuse square, divided by thin raised bands, incuse quarters rough; rare issue with full ethnicJoe Sermarini
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GREEK, Ephesos, Ionia, Silver drachm56 viewsEphesos, Ionia,c. 500 - 420 B.C.,Silver drachm.
SNG Kayhan 119 - 120, VF, porous, Ephesos mint.
Size: 13.2mm.
Weight: 3.218g.
Obverse: Ε−Φ, bee.
Reverse: quadripartite incuse square.
1 commentsnekto
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GREEK, Ephesus, Ionia, AR Diobol51 viewsDiobol, .9 gm, 10.3 mm, 390-330 BC, Sear (GC) 4375
Obv: Bee with streight wings, E to left, Φ to right.
Rev: Two stags' heads, confronted, Ε Φ above.
Massanutten
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GREEK, Ionia, c. 650 - 600 B.C., Striated Type, Electrum hekte, 1/3 stater22 viewsSH28071. Electrum hekte, 1/3 stater, Milesian standard; Weidauer 6, Traité I 12, SNGvA 1769, SNG Kayhan 680, Karwiese Artemision I.6, SNG Fitzwilliam -, Rosen -, Zhuyuetang -, VF, weight 2.373 g, maximum diameter 8.6 mm, Ionia, uncertain mint, c. 650 - 600 B.C.; obverse flattened striated surface; reverse two rough approximately square incuse punches; rare and importantJoe Sermarini
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GREEK, Ionia, Ephesos, AE1641 viewsobv: Bee
rev: Stag feeding right
Struck 288-258 B.C.
Jericho
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GREEK, Ionia, Ephesus, Arsinoe, AE1536 viewsAE 15.9x16.5mm
Obv. Head of Arsinoe right, veiled.
Rev. Stag (fallow deer) left, kneeling,
head reverted, astragalus above
295-280 BC
gparch
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GREEK, Ionia, Herakleia ad Latmon, 155 - 145 B.C.176 viewsHerakleia ad Latmon, Ionia, 155 - 145 B.C., Silver tetradrachm, SNG von Aulock 1977, Pozzi 2453, EF, Herakleia ad Latmon mint, weight 16.351g, maximum diameter 34.6mm, die axis 270o, obverse head of Athena right, wearing necklace and winged and crested Attic helmet decorated with Pegasos and five horses; reverse HRAKLEWN, club within oak-wreath; ethnic, owl and two monograms across fields3 commentsJoe Sermarini
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GREEK, Ionia, Klazomenai mint. c. 387 - 300 B.C. 66 viewsIonia, Klazomenai mint. c. 387 - 300 B.C. Bronze AE 14, 1.80 g.11.3mm, VF. Obv: helmeted head of Athena right. Rev: magistrate's name [...]OS[...], forepart of ram kneeling left. Ref: cf. Weber 5762 (no letters visible on the left); SNG Cop -; BMC -; SNG von Aulock -. Very rare type.1 commentsBard Gram Okland
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GREEK, IONIA, Klazomenai, Diobol14 viewsDiobol
499-494 AEC
Cunhado em Klazomenai (Jônia)
Prata
10 mm / 1,0 grama

ANV: Parte de um javali alado à direita
REV: Quadripartido incuso

Refª SNG Cop. 7
rodrigoleite
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GREEK, Ionia, Kolophon, Tetartemorion25 viewsSuperimposed on a modern 1 Euro cent to indicate scale.Numis-Student
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GREEK, IONIA, Miletos, AR Hemidrachm125 viewsObverse: Head of Apollo to left
Reverse: Lion walking to left, head turned right, star above; in exergue, ΠPOΣINOY
3 commentsOptimus
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GREEK, Ionia, Miletos, c. Late 6th Century B.C.40 viewsSilver 1/12 stater

SGCV II 3532; SNG Kayhan 476; BMC Ionia p 185, 22,Choice VF,

Miletos mint, weight 1.010g, maximum diameter 8.85mm, die axis 45o, c. late 6th century B.C.;

obverse forepart of lion right, head turned back left; reverse ornamental pattern in incuse square (Ex FORVM)
1 commentssuperflex
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GREEK, IONIA, MILETOS, OBOL170 viewsObol – Hemihekte (8mm, 1.15 g)

O - Forepart of lion right, roaring head reverted left
R - Stellate pattern in incuse square.

SNG Kayhan 476-82; SNG Copenhagen 944-53
1 commentsrobertpe
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GREEK, Ionia, Miletos.90 viewsMiddle VI cent. B.C. AR twelfth (c. 1,2 gm). Obv.: forepart of lion right. Rev.: star ornament within incuse square. D.Sear 3532 (?) 1 commentsseleukoy
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GREEK, Ionia, Phokaia, c.4th Century B.C., AE975 viewsObv: female head left
Rev: forepart of griffin left
Struck 4th Century B.C.
9mm. 0.9 grams.
Jericho
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GREEK, Ionia, Teos AR Stater 101 views(510-500 BC)
Obv.: Griffin seated right, raising forepaw.
Rev.: Quadripartite incuse square.
Balcer group I; SNG Copenhagen - SNG Boston 1939; Sear 3512.
2 commentsMinos
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GREEK, Ionia, Uncertain city. Electrum 1/48th stater. c. 650-600 BC. 21 viewsIonia, Uncertain city. Electrum 1/48th stater. c. 650-600 BC. VF+, 0.296g, 5.1mm. Obv: plain globular surface. Rev: incuse square punch. Ref: SNG von Aulock 7764, Weidauer -, Traité I -, SNG Kayhan -. Rare

Among the earliest of coins, without even an obverse design.
Bard Gram O
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GREEK, Italia, Velia Lucania, AR Didrachm 109 viewsStruck 293 - 280 B.C.
The obverse with the head of Athena facing left, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with griffin. Monogram behind neckpiece, Φ on neck.
The reverse with lion stalking right caduceus above. The legend reading: YEΛHTΩN = "Of Elea"
Williams 515

Elea was the ancient name of the town of Velia. According to Herodotus, in 545 B.C. a group of Ionian Greeks fled Phokaia in modern Turkey, after it was besieged by the Persians. They settled in Corsica until they were attacked by a force of Etruscans and Carthaginians. The surviving 6000 took to the sea once more before finally settling on the coast of Italy and founding the town of Hyele, later to be renamed Ele, and then, eventually, Elea.
Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 7.20 g.
4 commentssuperflex
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GREEK, Lydia, Saitta, 200 - 269 AD35 viewsObv: Head of Men Agrotheios in Phrygian cap right, crescent behind.
Rev: Apollo standing left
Ref: BMC 16 | 19.12 mm | 4 grams

"agrotheios" - Men Axiottenos, most frequent surname of Men in Lydia, cult only in Maionia, main deity of Saitta. Probably from a toponym Axitta, Axiotta or Axietta. Lit.: Maria Paz de Hos, Die lydischen Kulte im Lichte der griechischen Inschriften, Bonn 1999. Often spelled Aziottenos in error because of a confusion between X and Z. - Jochen
Sylvianus
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Greek, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III (the Great), 323 - 317 B.C., Price 2247b, AR-Drachm, Zeus seated on throne left, griffin left, Rare! 279 viewsMacedonia, Kings, Alexander III, The Great, Ionia, Theos, West Asia Minor, (323 - 319 B.C.), Ar-Drachm, Price 2247b, Zeus seated on throne left, griffin left, Rare!
avers:- Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck,
revers:- AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Zeus seated on throne left, right leg drawn back, holding eagle and scepter, griffin left;,
exerg: , diameter: 15mm, weight: 3,99g, axes: 10 h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Alexander III, The Great, Ionia, Theos, West Asia Minor, date: posthumous, c. 323 - c. 319 B.C., ref: Price 2247b,
Q-001
quadrans
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Greek, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III, AR drachm.44 viewsKolophon mint (Ionia). 310-301 BC. Obv.: Head
of Herakles right, wearing lion-skin headdress,
knotted at base of neck. Rev.: ALEXANDPOY Zeus seated left, holding eagle and
scepter, legs crossed, K monogram before, crescent below.
seleukoy
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GREEK, Miletos, twelfth of stater20 viewsMiletos, Ionia AR 1/12 stater. c 550/525 BC. forepart of lion left / Star ornament within incuse square.
Ref: SNG Kayhan 476-481, Slg. Klein 424.
Pfeiler Serie I typa A (first emission ,550-525 BC)
10mm / 1.21grms
moneta romana
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GREEK, Phokaia, Ionia, c. 372 - 327 B.C.27 viewsSH86298. Electrum hekte, Bodenstedt 97 (b/-); SNGvA 2123; BMC Ionia p. 208, 36; Boston MFA 1924 (identified as Pan); SNG Kayhan -, Rosen -, VF, attractive style, well centered and struck, mild die wear, bumps and scratches, weight 2.521 g, maximum diameter 10.2 mm, Phokaia (Foca, Turkey) mint, c. 364 B.C.; obverse head of Dionysos left, wreathed in ivy with berries, hair rolled, small seal (symbol of Phokaia) left below; reverse quadripartite incuse square; scarceJoe Sermarini
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GREEK, Phokaia, Ionia, c. 372 - 327 B.C.24 viewsSH86298. Electrum hekte, Bodenstedt 97 (b/-); SNGvA 2123; BMC Ionia p. 208, 36; Boston MFA 1924 (identified as Pan); SNG Kayhan -, Rosen -, VF, attractive style, well centered and struck, mild die wear, bumps and scratches, weight 2.521 g, maximum diameter 10.2 mm, Phokaia (Foca, Turkey) mint, c. 364 B.C.; obverse head of Dionysos left, wreathed in ivy with berries, hair rolled, small seal (symbol of Phokaia) left below; reverse quadripartite incuse square; scarceJoe Sermarini
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GREEK, Phokaia, Ionia, c. 521 - 478 B.C., Electrum hekte27 viewsSH86213. Electrum hekte, Bodenstedt em. 32, 7 (d/γ); Weber III 5736 (= Bodenstedt 7); Boston MFA 1906, SNG Kayhan -; SNG Cop -, SNGvA -, BMC Ionia -, Rosen -, EF, superb archaic style, well struck, tight flan, Phokaia (Foca, Turkey) mint, weight 2.529g, maximum diameter 10.1mm, die axis 0o, c. 521 - 478 B.C.; obverse archaic style head of Athena right, wearing Corinthian helmet, almond shaped eye, slight smile, long hair in rows of dots, dotted necklace, seal upward behind; reverse quadripartite incuse squareJoe Sermarini
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GREEK, Phokaia, Ionia, c. 625 - 522 B.C., Electrum hekte23 viewsSH86204. Electrum hekte, Triton XVI, lot 464; Bodenstedt - (cf. Em. 1), aEF, well centered and struck, small edge cracks, weight 2.575 g, maximum diameter 10.3 mm, die axis 0o, Phokaia (Foca, Turkey) mint, c. 625/0 - 522 B.C.; obverse forepart of seal right, dolphin swimming downward behind, annulet or ring below; reverse irregular incuse square punch; ex Numismatik Naumann auction 40, lot 270; extremely rareJoe Sermarini
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GREEK, Quasi-Autonomous, Ionia, Smyrna. Time of Marcus Aurelius, Circa 161-180 AD. AE 15mm.80 viewsIONIA, Smyrna. Time of Marcus Aurelius, Circa 161-180 AD.
Æ 15mm (2.76 gm).
Obv: The River-God Meles reclining left, holding reed
Rev: Nike walking right, holding wreath and palm.
SNG Copenhagen 1301; Klose pg. 178, Gruppe B (V2/R-).
2 commentsJericho
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Greek, Western Anatolia, c. 620 - 600 B.C., Plain Globular Type Electrum Hekte43 viewsSH85577. Electrum hekte, Phokaic standard 1/6 stater; unpublished, EF, flan cracks, uncertain western Anatolia mint, weight 2.721g, maximum diameter 8.96mm, c. 620 - 600 B.C.; obverse plain globular surface; reverse one small incuse square punch; extremely rare

Unpublished! The majority of the earliest electrum issues were struck on the lighter Milesian weight standard, with hectes weighing approximately 2.35 grams. This example, however is on the heavier Phocaic standard that was used at mints such as Cyzicus, Mysia and Phocaea, Ionia.
Joe Sermarini
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GREEK, Antioche de Syrie, p. 46, pl.4, G (this coin), Seleucid Coins 534.3 (this coin illustrated on Plate 25)81 viewsSeleukid Kingdom, Antiochos II Theos, 261-246 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Tralles
Diademed head of Antiochos II right.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ANTIOXOY Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow with left hand resting on bow; YA monogram in inner left field and ME in exergue.
Antioche de Syrie, p. 46, pl.4, G (this coin) dies A1-P5, referenced to W K Raymond coll., Fresno California; SC 534.3 (this coin - illustrated on Plate 25); HGC 9, 238i.
Tralles mint.
(30 mm, 16.45 g, 12h).
ex- Eukratides Ancient Numismatics; consigned from the William K. Raymond Collection.

This coin is referenced in Seleucid Coins (Volume I page 190 and Volume II Plate 25) with the comment, ‘Antioche de Syrie p.46. 14. Pl 4 G dies A1-P5 in W. K. Raymond coll, Fresno, California. Obverse die link with cat. Nos. 534.1-2 above, die in a very worn state, reverse die of barbarous style’. In describing the series to which this coin belongs, Seleucid Coins notes that it employs an obverse die of fine style, which after receiving considerable wear, is ultimately paired with a barbarous reverse die.

Tralles where this coin was struck was located in Ionia, about 50 kilometres inland from Ephesus.

References:
Georges le Rider. Antioche de Syrie sous les Séleucides Corpus des monnaies d'or et d'argent. I: De Séleucos I à Antiochos V, c. 300-161. Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, 1999.

Houghton A. and Lorber C. Seleucid Coins A Comprehensive Catalogue Part I Seleucus I through Antiochus III Volumes I & II. The American Numismatic Society, New York in association with Classical Numismatic Group Inc Lancaster/London 2002.
n.igma
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GREEK.28 viewsAR trihemiobol. Miletos (Ionia) late 6th-early 5th century BC. 1,18 grs. Forepart of lion left, head right / Stellate floral design within square incuse.
Klein 426.
benito
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GREEK. Ephesos AR Tetradrachm. Hecatomnus Hoard (1977).110 viewsCirca 405-390 BC (21mm, 14.95 g, 12h). Aristainetos, magistrate. Hecatomnus 53b (O11/R48 – this coin); SNG Kayhan –; Winterthur 2904 (same obverse die). Obverse: bee with curved wings. Reverse: forepart of stag right, head left; palm tree to left (off flan), APIΣTAINETO[Σ] to right. Toned, VF. Struck on a tight flan.

Ex Hecatomnus Hoard (CH V, 17; CH VIII, 96; and CH IX, 387). Ex CNG Electronic Auction 338, lot 85.

The bee, palm tree and the stag are emblems of Ephesos. This city was an important center of worship of the Greek goddess Artemis, and the images on Ephesian coinage represent her. Ephesos also used the bee on its coins since it was a producer of honey, so the bee advertised their most famous product. The bee was also mythologically connected to Ephesos because, according to Philostratos, the colonizing Athenians were led to Ephesos in Ionia by the Muses who took the form of bees. Ephesos occupied the alluvial plain of the lower Cayster, but it owed its chief wealth and renown less to the produce of its soil than to the illustrious sanctuary of the old Anatolian nature-goddess, whom the Ionian Greeks identified with Artemis, the Goddess of Hunt. It is noteworthy that the high-priest of the temple of Artemis was called Ηεσσην, ‘the king bee,’ while the virgin priestesses bore the name of “melissai” or Honey-Bees. The stag was regarded as sacred to her and stag figures were said to have flanked the cult statue of Artemis in her temple at Ephesos. The palm tree alludes to Artemis’ birthplace, the island of Delos, where the goddess Leto gave birth to Artemis and her twin brother Apollo underneath a palm tree. Therefore, the coin might represent the city’s origin as well.

The earlier type tetradrachmae of Ephesos could be identified by the curved pair of wings of the bee on the obverse side of these coins. It is roughly estimated that a total of about less than a hundred of these tetradrachmae exist as compared to the straight wing bee variant of later emissions, which are believed to be seven to eight times more common than the former. These estimates are based on the findings and studies made after the discoveryof the Hecatomnus and Pixodarus hoards in 1977 and 1978, respectively. Prior to their discovery, there were only about 35 of these curved wing tetradrachmae recorded in existence.
1 commentsJason T
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Griffin right/ Grapes7 viewsIONIA, TEOS. AE Griffin seated r./ Bunch of grapes. BMC 39. Ex Gerhard RohdePodiceps
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Hadrian, Ephesus19 viewsIONIA, Ephesus. Hadrian. AD 117-138. Æ (23mm, 10.25 g, 6h). Laureate head right / Cult statue of Artemis Ephesia within tetrastyle temple.Obv. ΑΥT ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕ Laureate head right Rev: ΕΦΕ-СΙΩΝ tetrastyle temple within which cult statue of Artemis Ephesia with supports RPC III 2061. BMC 229; SNG von Aulock 1885. good fine, pale green patina,
Ancient Aussie
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Hadrian, Ionia, Smyrna, Zeus, AE3325 views134/5 AD, M. Antonius Polemos, strategos
33mm, 27.32g
obv: [AVT KAIC TPAI AΔPIANOC]; laureate head right, slight drapery on far shoulder
rev: ΠOΛEMΩV CTPATEΓOV AVE HXE CMYP; Zeus seated right holding scepter
Klose 19-25 (V8/R-, unlisted rev. die); BMC 328 (same obv. die); SNG Copenhagen 1362; SNG von Aulock 2210

From the J.P. Righetti Collection, 7162
1 commentsareich
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Hadrian, Thessalian league, Athena Ionia, AE2125 views21mm, 4.95g
obv: AΔPIANON KAICAP AΘECCA&Lambda,OI; laureate head (with slight drapery?) right;
rev: OX NI-KO MAXOY; Athena Ionia right

Lindgren II 1415; BMC 7 #77
areich
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Head of Apollo right, hair bound with taenia / Lyre; AE 1016 viewsIonia, Kolophon. Circa 389-350 B.C. Æ 10mm, 1.1g. Head of Apollo right, hair bound with taenia / Lyre. SNG von Aulock 2008.Podiceps
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Head of Apollo right/ forepart of galloping horse right; AE 1519 viewsIonia, Kolophon, 330-285 B.C. Bronze AE 15, BMC Ionia p. 38, 20 ff. var (magistrate), Choice aVF, Kolophon mint, weight 1.627g, maximum diameter 10.3mm, die axis 0o, 330 - 285 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Apollo right; reverse ΚΟΛ ΣΙΜΗ∆ΗΣ, forepart of galloping horse right; Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Head of Apollo right/ Tripod. Lindgren 44611 viewsIonia, Kolophon, Head of Apollo right/ Tripod. Lindgren 446. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Head of Hermes l./ Kerykeion in the form of ΦΩ monogram; AE 1016 viewsPhokaia, Ionia, ca 250-200 B.C. AE. 10mm. Head of Hermes left, wearing petasos / Kerykeion (caduceus) in the form of ΦΩ monogram (city ethnic). SNG München 830. Podiceps
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Head of Hermes l./ Kerykeion in the form of ΦΩ monogram; AE 1112 viewsPhokaia, Ionia, ca 250-200 B.C. AE. 11mm. Head of Hermes left, wearing petasos / Kerykeion (caduceus) in the form of ΦΩ monogram (city ethnic). SNG München 830. Podiceps
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Hemihekte; Nymph left/ quadripartite incuse square30 viewsIONIA, PHOKAIA, late 6th Century B.C. Silver hemihekte, SNG Kayhan 522, gVF, Phokaia mint, weight 1.138g, maximum diameter 8.67mm, late 6th Century B.C.; obverse head of nymph left, wearing sakkos and earring; reverse quadripartite incuse square; slightly grainy surfaces a bit better than typical for this type, tight flan with profile on the edge; Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Hemiobol; Head of Griffin left/ quadripartite incuse square5 viewsIonia, Teos, 5th Century B.C. Hemiobol. 0,7g, 8mm. Obv.: Head of griffin left. Rev.: quadripartite incuse square.Podiceps
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Hera/ Peacock9 viewsSamos, Ionia; 129 - 20 B.C. AE 1.56g. 18.2mm. Head of Hera r. SAMIWN, Peacock standing on caduceus, r., behind, sceptre. BMC 362, 206. Ex Gerhard RohdePodiceps
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Histiaia, Euboia25 viewsThe history of the island of Euboea is largely that of its two principal cities, Chalcis and Eretria, both mentioned in the Catalogue of Ships. Both cities were settled by Ionian Greeks from Attica, and would eventually settle numerous colonies in Magna Graecia and Sicily, such as Cumae and Rhegium, and on the coast of Macedonia. This opened new trade routes to the Greeks, and extended the reach of western civilization. The commercial influence of these city-states is evident in the fact that the Euboic scale of weights and measures was used among the Ionic cities generally, and in Athens until the end of the 7th century BC, during the time of Solon.[citation needed] The classicist Barry B. Powell has proposed that Euboea may have been where the Greek alphabet was first employed, c. 775-750 BC, and that Homer may have spent part of his life on the island.

Chalcis and Eretria were rival cities, and appear to have been equally powerful for a while. One of the earliest major military conflicts in Greek history took place between them, known as the Lelantine War, in which many other Greek city-states also took part. In 490 BC, Eretria was utterly ruined and its inhabitants were transported to Persia[clarification needed]. Though it was restored nearby its original site after the Battle of Marathon, the city never regained its former eminence.

Both cities gradually lost influence to Athens, which saw Euboea as a strategic territory. Euboea was an important source of grain and cattle, and controlling the island meant Athens could prevent invasion and better protect its trade routes from piracy.

Athens invaded Chalcis in 506 BC and settled 4,000 Attic Greeks on their lands. After this conflict, the whole of the island was gradually reduced to an Athenian dependency. Another struggle between Euboea and Athens broke out in 446. Led by Pericles, the Athenians subdued the revolt, and captured Histiaea in the north of the island for their own settlement.

By 410 BC, the island succeeded in regaining its independence. Euboea participated in Greek affairs until falling under the control of Philip II of Macedon after the Battle of Chaeronea in 338 BC, and eventually being incorporated into the Roman Republic in the second century BC. Aristotle died on the island in 322 BC soon after fleeing Athens for his mother's family estate in Chalcis.

Tetrobol, 275-225 BC, Sear (GC) 2496
Obv: Anepigraphic. Head of the nymph, Histiaia, right, wearing wreath of vine and hair rolled.
Rev: ΙΣΤΙΑΙΕΩΝ
The nymph Histiaia seated right on stern of galley and holding naval standard.

Ebay
ecoli
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Ikaria Oinoe Æ10 4th century B.C. Female head right. Reverse: ΘΙΝΑΕ Bull walking right20 viewsIslands off Ionia, Ikaria Oinoe Æ10 4th century B.C. 1.099g, 10.5mm, 45o,
Obverse: Female head right. Reverse: ΘΙΝΑΕ Bull walking right. Attribution: Unpublished? Ex FORVM
Podiceps
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Illyria, Dyrrhachium30 viewsGR2. Illyria, Dyrrhachium. After 229 BC. Silver drachm

Obverse : Cow with suckling calf,and the moneyers name MENISKOS above the cow's back, with a small eagle above the name.
Reverse : Double star pattern in a square, with an inscription naming the city around.

In 229 BCE, when the Romans seized the city the "-damnos" part of the name was inauspicious to Latin ears, and its name, as it was refounded, became Dyrrhachium. Pausanias (6.x.8) says "the modern Roman city is not the ancient one, being at a short distance from it. The modern city is called Dyrrhachium from its founder." The name Dyrrachion is found on coins of the fifth century BCE; in the Roman period Dyrrachium was more common. However, the city maintained a semi-autonomy and was turned into a Roman colony.

Dyrrachium was the landing place for Roman passengers crossing the Ionian Sea from Brundisium, which made it a fairly busy way-station. Here commenced the Via Egnatia, the Roman military road to Thessalonica that connected Roman Illyria with Macedonia and Thrace. The city itself was part of Macedonia, more specifically Epirus Nova. In 48 BCE Pompey was based at Dyrrachium and beat off an attack by Julius Caesar (see Battle of Dyrrhachium). In 345 BCE the city was levelled by an earthquake and rebuilt on its old foundations. In the 4th century CE, Dyrrachium was made the capital of the Roman province of Epirus nova.

The name "Epidamnos" was still used by the Byzantines, as for example in the 13th-century Synopsis Chronike, referring to contemporary events.

ecoli
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Ionia24 viewsAE 20 mm
Ephesus, Ionia
ЄΦЄCΙΩN Γ ΝЄΩΚΟΡΩΝ
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IONIA31 viewsIONIA, Uncertain. Circa 650-600 BC. EL 1/12 Stater – Hemihekte (8mm, 1.15 g). Milesian standard. Plain type. Plain globular surface / Incuse square punchAndreas G
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Ionia Kolophon 300 BC2 viewsIonia Kolophon 300 BC

Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo right, hair in loose locks

Reverse: forepart of horse right.

9mm 1.09 grams
Macedonian Warrior
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Ionia , Smyrna28 viewsAE15, Ionia, Smyrna, 81-96 AD
Obverse: Humped bull standing right.
Reverse: Nike advancing right, trophy over shoulder.
BM-139
16mm, 3.43gm.
Jerome Holderman
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Ionia - Ephesos17 viewsAR hemidrachm
5th cent BC
O - Bee between E Φ
R - Incuse quadripartite with magistrates name (HPVΓΛ...) on cross bar
mauseus
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Ionia - Ephesos9 viewsAR 1/48th
6th cent BC
O - Bee
R - Incuse rough rectangle
mauseus
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Ionia - Ephesos5 viewsAR hemitetartemorion (0.13g)
6th cent BC
O - Bee, narrow wings
R - Incuse quadripartite square
mauseus
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IONIA - EPHESOS - TIBERIUS - ALEXANDER ARCHIDEMOS - CULT STATUE OF ARTEMIS EPHESIA41 viewsTiberius - Alexander Archidemos, magistrate
Av: Laureate head to right
Rv: ARCIîRîOC - ALîXANDROU / ARCI - DHMOC
Cult statue of Artemis Ephesia
RPC 2615

Antonio Protti
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Ionia - Ephesus - Tetradrachm130 viewsSilver tetradrachm, 12.5g, 29.9mm, 0o, 166 - 160 B.C.

Grade EF - obverse slightly off-center; rare

Obverse cista mystica with snake within ivy wreath;
Reverse bow-case decorated with apluster, two snakes around, Artenus head right on left, EFE on right;

A scarce and unusual type because almost all Cistophoric tetradrachm of Ephesus have the ethinic left and symbol right. This is from the third series, before the format had become uniform.

references: Kleiner and Noe page 41, 6c and plate XI, 7; SNG Cop -; BMC Ionia -; SNG Von Aulock -
2 commentsjimwho523
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Ionia - Klazomenai16 viewsAR obol
c.520-480 BC
O - forepart of a winged boar right
R - Quadripartite incuse square
BMC 11, SNG Cop 5
mauseus
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Ionia - Kolophon20 viewsAR tetartemorion
430-400 BC
O - Head of Apollo facing
R - TE monogram in incuse square
SNG Cop 133-4
mauseus
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Ionia - Kolophon34 viewsAR tetartemorion
c.500-480 BC
O - Facing laureate head of Apollo
R - Quadripartite incuse square
Milne 12a
2 commentsmauseus
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Ionia - Miletos13 viewsAR 1/12 stater
478-390 BC
O - Forepart of lion turned right
R - Star pattern
mauseus
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Ionia - Miletos5 viewsAR 1/64 stater
550-500 BC
O - Facing lion mask within dotted border
R - Two concentric squares of pellets around central pellet
RJO 59
mauseus
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Ionia - Phokaia29 viewsAR trihemitartemorion
Late 5th cent BC
O - Head of screaming griffin right
R - Incuse quadripartite square
BMC -, SNG Cop -, Rosen -
(Balcer attributes type to Teos but uncertain)
mauseus
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Ionia - Phokaia33 viewsAR 1/48 stater
6th cent BC
O - Archaic female head left
R - Quadripartite incuse square
BMC -, SNG Cop -, SNG Turkey I cf522-6v
(possibly an issue from Kolophon, cf SNG Kayham 342, SNG von Aulock 1808)
mauseus
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Ionia - Phokaia25 viewsAR hemihekte
6th cent BC
O - Archaic female head left
R - Quadripartite incuse square punch
BMC -, SNG Cop -, SNG Turkey I cf522-6v
mauseus
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Ionia - Teos27 viewsAR tetartemorion
475-450 BC
O - Griffin with raised paw right
R - Shallow incuse quadripartite square with T H W N in quarters
SNG Turkey I 601v
mauseus
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Ionia - Uncertain22 viewsAR hemiobol
c.5th cent BC
O - Head of Apollo right
R - Pebbled quadripartite incuse square with pellet in centre
Klein 401v (attributed to Kolophon)
mauseus
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Ionia - Uncertain29 viewsElectrum 1/24th stater
625-600 BC
O - Raised swastika
R - Incuse square quadripartite
SNG Turkey I 702
mauseus
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Ionia Ephesos, 48-27 BC4 viewsIonia Ephesos, 48-27 BC.

Obverse: Head of Artemis right, bow & quiver at shoulder

Reverse: two deer facing each other on each side of the torch of Artemis.

19mm
Macedonian Warrior
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Ionia Klazomenai 400 BC3 viewsIonia Klazomenai 400 BC

Obverse.Head of Athena right Wearing Corinthian Style Helmet


Reverse.Goat Recumbent right


20mm
Macedonian Warrior
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Ionia Kolophon Apollo Tripod27 viewsKolophon, Ionia, 190 - 30 BC, 18mm, 5.1g, BMC -, Weber -, S -, SNG Cop 183
OBV: Apollo head facing slightly left;
REV: KOΛOΦON IKEΣIOΣ, tripod, lyre countermark

Nice Lyre Countermark
Romanorvm
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IONIA KOLOPHON HEMITETARTEMORION ARCHAIC APOLLO 18 viewsCirca 530/25-500 BC. AR Hemitetartemorion (0,12 g. - 4 mm)
Vs: Archaic Head of Apollon left.
Rs: Incuse Punch.
SNG von Aulock 1810.
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Antonivs Protti
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Ionia Kolophon-poet Homer5 viewsIonia Kolophon with the figure of the poet Homer 200-100 BC

Obverse.Homer seated left holding scroll resting his head on his right hand.

Reverse.Apollo Kitharoidos advancing right holding lyre

20mm
Macedonian Warrior
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Ionia Leukai Apollo and Swan16 viewsKlazomenai Swan Magistrate GORGIOS, Leukai, Ionia, 350 - 300 BC, 15mm, 2.7g, BMC Ionia p. 157, 5, SNG Cop 801, SGCV II 4472
OBV: laureate head of Apollo left;
REV: swan standing left, head turned back right, magistrate's name GORGIAS left

RARE
Romanorvm
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Ionia Magnesia5 viewsIonia Magnesia ad Maeandrum 350-190 BC.

Obverse.Horseman riding right Holding Spear

Reverse.MAGN KUDROKLHS above and beneath, bull butting left; grain ear below.

9mm
Macedonian Warrior
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Ionia Miletos Ar Obol (Circa 6th-5th BC)14 viewsAncient Greek, Miletos Ionia Ar Obol (Circa 6th-5th BC), 1.0g, 9.8mm, 11h

Obverse: Forepart of lion right, head left.

Reverse: Stellate and floral pattern within incuse square.

Reference: SNG Cop 944, von Aulock 2080, SNG Kayhan 476

Ex: Tom Mullally
Gil-galad
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Ionia Miletus 250-190 BC5 viewsIonia Miletus 250-190 BC

Obverse. Facing head of Apollo

Reverse. Lion standing facing right looking back

9mm
Macedonian Warrior
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Ionia Teos Stater127 viewsIonia, Teos. Circa 510-490 BC. AR Stater (11.74 gm, 21mm). Obv.: Griffin with curled wings seated right, forepaw raised; club before. Rev.: Quadripartite incuse square. J.M.Balcer, The Early Silver Coinage of Teos, SNR 47, 1968, 22. Jan Terje R
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Ionia, Achaemenid Period: Uncertain Satrap (ca. 350-333 BCE) Æ Unit (Traité II 81; Sunrise 72)21 viewsObv: Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, holding spear and bow
Rev: Two concentric squares with line projecting outward from one side
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IONIA, CHIOS36 viewsAE 10.5 mm 1.02 g
2nd - 1st CENTURY BC
O: SPHINX SEATED L
R: AMPHORA
laney
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IONIA, CHIOS89 viewsCa. 190 - 84 BC
AR Drachm 19 mm 3.74 g
O: Sphinx seated left, grape bunch before
R: DERKYLOS XIOS Amphora, coruncopia to left
(magistrate Derkylos)
Mavrogordato 66, SNG Cop. 1562
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IONIA, CHIOS81 viewsCa. 190 - 84 BC
AR Drachm 19 mm 3.74 g
O: Sphinx seated left, grape bunch before
R: DERKYLOS XIOS Amphora, coruncopia to left
(magistrate Derkylos)
Mavrogordato 66, SNG Cop. 1562
2 commentslaney
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IONIA, CHIOS45 viewsAR Drachm 20 mm; 3.60 g
O: Sphinx seated left, grape bunch before
R: DERKYLOS XIOS Amphora, coruncopia to left
(magistrate Derkylos)
Mavrogordato 66; SNG Cop. 1562
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IONIA, CHIOS50 views190 - 84 BC
AR Drachm 20 mm; 3.60 g
O: Sphinx seated left, grape bunch before
R: DERKYLOS XIOS Amphora, coruncopia to left
(magistrate Derkylos)
Mavrogordato 66; SNG Cop. 1562
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IONIA, CHIOS28 views2nd - 1st CENTURY BC
AE 10.5 mm 1.02 g
O: SPHINX SEATED L
R: AMPHORA
laney
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IONIA, CHIOS13 viewsCa 400-380 BC
AR Drachm 13 mm, 3.63 g
O: Sphinx seated left; amphora surmounted by grapes to left
R: Quadripartite granulated incuse square
Chios; BMC 17-8
ex Roma Numismatics auction
1 commentslaney
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Ionia, Chios Sphinx Silver Didrachm c. 500 B.C.13 viewsIonia, Chios Silver Archaic Didrachm (18mm, 7.82 gm.), c. 500 B.C. Very Rare.
Obv: Sphinx seated left, amphora in field to left.
Rev: Quadrapartite incuse square.
Ref: S. 4594; Baldwin S.17.13, plate II; SNG Lockett 2858.
Very Rare.
mjabrial
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Ionia, Colophon27 viewsColophon (/ˈkɒləfɒn/;[1] Ancient Greek: Κολοφών) was an ancient city in Ionia. Founded around the turn of the first millennium BC, it was likely one of the oldest of the twelve cities of the Ionian League. In ancient times it was located between Lebedos (120 stadia to the west) and Ephesus (70 stadia to its south). Today the ruins of the city can be found south of the town Değirmendere Fev in the Menderes district of Izmir Province, Turkey.

The city's name comes from the word κολοφών, "summit", which is also the origin of the bibliographic term "colophon", in the metaphorical sense of a 'crowning touch', as it was sited along a ridgeline. The term "colophony" for rosin comes from the term colophonia resina, that is, resin from the pine trees of Colophon, which was highly valued for the strings of musical instruments.

Ionia, Colophon, c. 389-350 BC, 0.80g. ANSNNM 96, Milne, Kolophon-57. Obv: Head of Apollo l. Rx: Lyre.
ecoli
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Ionia, Colophon, Hemiobol AR 15 viewsIonia, Colophon, Hemiobol AR
Late 6th C. B.C.
6mm 0,38g
O/ Archaic head of Apollo left
R/ Quadripartite incuse square. SNG Kayhan 342
Matteo
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Ionia, Ephasos. AR Fraction. 4th Century BC.11 viewsIonia, Ephasos. AR Fraction. 4th Century BC.
Obverse: Bee
Reverse: head of Eagle within incuse punch
CANTANATRIX
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Ionia, Ephasos. AR Fraction. 4th Century BC.17 viewsIonia, Ephasos. AR Fraction. 4th Century BC.
Obverse: Bee.
Reverse: head of Eagle within incuse punch.
CANTANATRIX
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Ionia, Ephesos35 views350-288 BC AE10 (.8g) Bee with stag leftGhengis_Jon
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Ionia, Ephesos11 viewsSear 4406, cf. SNG Copenhagen 268-269

AE 16 mm., struck ca. 280-150 B.C.

Obv: Bee [within laurel wreath, E-]Φ.

Rev: Stag grazing right, quiver above, [magistrate’s name in exergue].
Stkp
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IONIA, Ephesos20 viewsIONIA, Ephesos. 387-295 BC.

Female head left. /Greek letters on either side of bee. BMC 14, 55, 68-70; Sear 4409 .
ecoli
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IONIA, EPHESOS49 viewsca. 350 - 288 BC
AE 9.5 mm 1.25 g
O: E/F, bee
R: stag kneeling left, looking right, astragalos upper right; magistrate's name to left
2 commentslaney
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IONIA, EPHESOS21 views4th - 3rd Century BC
AE 10 mm, 0.91 g
O: Ε−Φ Bee within wreath.
Rev: Head and neck of stag facing right; quiver to left; magistrate's name at right

Possibly unpublished
laney
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IONIA, EPHESOS19 viewsca. 3rd-2nd Century BC
AE 11 mm 1.73 g
O: Bee
R: Stag standing right
laney
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IONIA, EPHESOS14 viewsca. 387 - 295 BC
AE 12 mm 1.53 g
O: Bee
R: Forepart of stag, kneeling right, head turned back
laney
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IONIA, Ephesos20 viewsEphesos, circa 387-295 BC. Æ 11mm. Bee / Forepart of stag right, head left. SNG Copenhagen 244 Molinari
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IONIA, EPHESOS21 viewsca. 400 - 300 BC
AE 10 mm, 1.16 g
O: Turreted female head right
R: [E]-F, Bee.
BMC 68-70 unlisted var;
(these female head/bee coins appear to be listed only with head left).
laney
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IONIA, Ephesos65 viewsSilver Diobol (0.98 gm).
Circa 387-295 BC.
Obverse : Bee; E F( Fi) flanking.
Reverse : Confronted stag heads; EF (Fi) between.
SNG Kayan 208-242, Slg. Klein 374

EX ; Andreas Reich

From the Sam Mansourati Collection
6 commentsSam
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Ionia, Ephesos7 viewsAE15, 1g, 12h
Obv.: Head of Artemis left.
Rev.: Bee
Notes: sold to jwt, 10/15
John Anthony
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Ionia, Ephesos2 viewsAE15, 1.5g, 12h; c. 387-289 BC.
Obv: Bee.
Rev.: Forepart of stag recumbent right, head left.
Reference: SNG Cop 244.
Notes: Baltimore Expo, 11/6/15, ep
John Anthony
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IONIA, EPHESOS22 views387 - 295 BC
AE 13 mm; 3.18 g
O: Ε−Φ, bee; IONIA, EPHESOS
R: stag facing left, knees bent, head turned back to right; astragalos upper right; magistrate's name to left
laney
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IONIA, EPHESOS19 views3rd Century BC
AE 14 X 16 mm, 3.02 g
O: Bee
R: Stag
laney
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Ionia, Ephesos12 viewsEphesos. Late 6th C. BC. AR Drachm (3.35 gm). Bee w/ curved wings, four pellets and tendrils above, seen from above. Anepigraphic / Quadripartite incuse punch, off center. gVF. SNG Cop 208; SNG ANS Berry 1052; SNG Kayhan 140; Karwiese Series VI; Head Period 1. Christian T
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Ionia, Ephesos9 viewsEphesos. 180-67 BC. AR Tetradrachm (12.73 gm) struck 140-137 BC. Cysta mistica containing serpent, within ivy wreath / Bow in case between two coiled serpents; ethnic EΦE to l., K to upper l., bust of Artemis to r., quiver over shoulder. EF.  BMC 145; Kleiner-Noe Series 33 (obv. 44); SNG von Aulock 7833.Christian T
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IONIA, EPHESOS (Ephesus) 24 viewsIONIA, EPHESOS (Ephesus) AE 3rd century BC. Bee within laurel wreath Reverse, Stag grazing right,ecoli
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Ionia, Ephesos AE10 - Female Head/Bee 49 viewsIonia, Ephesos AE10 1.17g 280-258 BC.
O: Turreted female hd l.
R: Bee, E-PH either side.
SG4409, BMC68-70, SNG Cop - .

Ex Agora
2 commentsPhiloromaos
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Ionia, Ephesos AR Diobol - Bee/2 Stags Heads47 viewsIonia, Ephesos AR Diobol 10mm 0.90g 390-330 BC.
O: Bee with straight wings, E-PH either side.
R: Two Stag’s Heads facing, EPH above.
SG4375, SNG Cop 243, BMC 53. Darkly toned.

Ex Agora
Philoromaos
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IONIA, Ephesos AR Tetradrachm.66 viewsCirca 405-390 BC. AR Tetradrachm (21mm, 14.95 g, 12h). Aristainetos, magistrate. Hecatomnus 53b (O11/R48 – this coin); SNG Kayhan –; Winterthur 2904 (same obverse die). Obverse: bee with curved wings. Reverse: forepart of stag right, head left; palm tree to left (off flan), APIΣTAINETO[Σ] to right. Toned, VF. Struck on a tight flan.

Ex Hecatomnus Hoard (CH V, 17; CH VIII, 96; and CH IX, 387). Ex CNG Electronic Auction 338, lot 85.

The bee, palm tree and the stag are emblems of Ephesos. This city was an important center of worship of the Greek goddess Artemis, and the images on Ephesian coinage represent her. Ephesos also used the bee on its coins since it was a producer of honey, so the bee advertised their most famous product. The bee was also mythologically connected to Ephesos because, according to Philostratos, the colonizing Athenians were led to Ephesos in Ionia by the Muses who took the form of bees. Ephesos occupied the alluvial plain of the lower Cayster, but it owed its chief wealth and renown less to the produce of its soil than to the illustrious sanctuary of the old Anatolian nature-goddess, whom the Ionian Greeks identified with Artemis, the Goddess of Hunt. It is noteworthy that the high-priest of the temple of Artemis was called Ηεσσην, ‘the king bee,’ while the virgin priestesses bore the name of “melissai” or Honey-Bees. The stag was regarded as sacred to her and stag figures were said to have flanked the cult statue of Artemis in her temple at Ephesos. The palm tree alludes to Artemis’ birthplace, the island of Delos, where the goddess Leto gave birth to Artemis and her twin brother Apollo underneath a palm tree. Therefore, the coin might represent the city’s origin as well.

The earlier type tetradrachmai of Ephesos could be identified by the curved pair of wings of the bee on the obverse side of these coins. It is roughly estimated that a total of about less than a hundred of these tetradrachmai exist as compared to the straight wing bee variant of later emissions, which are believed to be seven to eight times more common than the former. These estimates are based on the findings and studies made after the (unofficial/looted) “discovery” of the Hecatomnus and Pixodarus hoards in 1977 and 1978, respectively. Prior to their discovery, there were only about 35 of these curved wing tetradrachmai recorded in existence.
4 commentsJason T
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Ionia, Ephesos, (c.1st. cent. B.C.), AE-14, Imhoof-Blumer, Kleinasiatische Münzen, p.54 no.40., Stag standing right,65 viewsIonia, Ephesos, (c.1st. cent. B.C.), AE-14, Imhoof-Blumer, Kleinasiatische Münzen, p.54 no.40., Stag standing right,
avers:- Bee with straight wings.
revers:- Stag standing right, EΦE-on top left.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 14 mm, weight: 2,69g, axes: 1h,
mint: Ionia, Ephesos, date: 1st centuries B.C., ref: Imhoof-Blumer, Kleinasiatische Münzen, p.54 no.40.,
Q-001
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Ionia, Ephesos, (c.387-295 B.C.), AR-Trihemiobol, BMC 54, E/Φ//--, Forepart of stag right,98 viewsIonia, Ephesos, (c.387-295 B.C.), AR-Trihemiobol, BMC 54, E/Φ//--, Forepart of stag right,
avers: E-Φ, Bee with straight wings.
reverse: E-Φ, Forepart of stag right, head turned back.
exergue: E/Φ//--, diameter: 7,0-8,0mm, weight: 0,86g, axes: 0h,
mint: Ionia, Ephesos, date:c.387-295 B.C., ref: BMC 54, SNG Cop 241, Babelon Traite 1889, SNG Turkey 190-192,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans
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Ionia, Ephesos, (c.4th.-3rd.cent.B.C.), AE-11, BMC Ionia p.55,68-70, Bee with straight wings, E-Φ,181 viewsIonia, Ephesos, (c.4th.-3rd.cent.B.C.), AE-11, BMC Ionia p.55,68-70, Bee with straight wings, E-Φ,
avers:- Turreted head of Tyche left.
revers:- Bee with straight wings E-Φ left and right.
exerg: E/Φ//--, diameter: 10,3-10.6mm, weight: 1,31g, axes: 0h,
mint: Ionia, Ephesos, date:c.4th.-3rd. centuries B.C., ref: BMC Ionia p.55,68-70, SNG Cop 256, SNGvA 1839,
Q-001
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Ionia, Ephesos, 037 Marcus Aurelius (161-180 A.D.), SNG Cop 400, AE-21, Tyche standing left,62 viewsIonia, Ephesos, 037 Marcus Aurelius (161-180 A.D.), SNG Cop 400, AE-21, Tyche standing left,
avers:- M-A-ANTΩNEINOC-K, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- EΦECIΩN-NEΩ, Tyche standing left, holding rudder & cornucopiae.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 21,5mm, weight: 5,46g, axis: 5h,
mint: Ionia, Ephesos, date: 161-180 A.D., ref: SNG Cop 400, but the different bust !
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IONIA, EPHESOS, 202-133 BC71 viewsDrachm, 18mm, 3.97g

O. Bee with straight wings
R. Stag standing right with palm tree behind, magistrate's name right: ΓIMOΘEOΣ ??

Sear 4387

Ex Washington Numismatic Gallery
2 commentsAZRobbo
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IONIA, EPHESOS, 202-150 BC99 viewsDrachm, 18mm, 4.16 g, 12h

Zenodotos, magistrate

O - Bee with E to left and Φ to right
R - Stag standing right; palm tree in background; ZHNOΔOTOΣ to right.

Kinns, Attic, Obv. die 14; SNG von Aulock -; SNG Copenhagen 291.
3 commentsrobertpe
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Ionia, Ephesos, AR Trihemiobol.90-330 BC3 viewsIonia, Ephesos, AR Trihemiobol.90-330 BC.

Obverse: Bee with straight wings

Reverse: Forepart of a stag right

10mm
Macedonian Warrior
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Ionia, Ephesos, bee / eagle head95 views7mm, 0.18g
obv: bee within dotted border
rev: EΦ; head of eagle right within incuse square
5 commentsareich
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Ionia, Ephesos, bee / eagle head33 viewsXmm, X.XXg
obv: bee within dotted border
rev: EΦ; head of eagle right within incuse square

COIN MISLAID
areich
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Ionia, Ephesos, diobol, bee / stags26 views10mm, 0.99g
obv E -[Φ], bee
rev: ΕΦ; heads of two stags facing each other
areich
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Ionia, Ephesos, Gallienus, BMC 37427 viewsGallienus, AD 253-268
AE 26, 8.22g
obv. AVT K PO LIKIN GALLIHNOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. EFECIWN.G NEWKORWN
Leto, in long garment, hurrying r., head turned l., her twins on the shoulders: Artemis holding
torch on her r. shoulder, Apollo leaning on her l. shoulder
BMC 374
Rare, F+ to about VF, olive-green patina

For more information please look at the thread 'Mythological interesting coins'.
Jochen
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Ionia, Ephesos, Gallienus, SNG Copenhagen 51427 viewsGallienus, AD 253-268
AE 28
obv. AVT PO LIK GALLIHNOC
bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. EFECI[WN?] D - NEWKORWN
Artemis, wearing a short hunting dress and boots, stg. frontal, head r., holding
bow in l. hand and reaching with r. hand to quiver over her r. shoulder.
Left beside her a leaved branched tree, one branch reaching behind her to her l.
shoulder.
SNG Copenhagen 514
about EF, dark-green patina

The garment which Artemis here is wearing I have never found on my other coins:
(1) She seems to wear very high boots reaching over her knees
(2) Her hunting skirt seems to have aprons hanging down over her thighs
(3) Her belly seems to be protected by a belly bandage
(4) This bandage seems to be held by two straps over her shoulders.

This garment no longer is the beautiful often coquettish clothing of a young lady but rather the garment of a workman.
Jochen
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Ionia, Ephesos, Gallienus, SNG Muenchen 25435 viewsGallienus, AD 253-268
AE 27, 7.69g
obv. AVT K POL LIK - GALLIHNOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed(?), laureate, r.
rev. [EFE]CIWN - .G NEWKORWN
Androklos, nude, except chlamys, wearing spear over l. shoulder; boar before him, a tree behind him
SNG Muenchen 245
Rare, VF

Androklos was the mythological founder of Ephesos.
Jochen
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Ionia, Ephesos, Gordian III, BMC 42544 viewsGordian III, AD 238-244
AE 29, 8.47g
obv. AVT K.M.AN - T.GORDIANOC.
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. EFECIWN / TVXE / KAI A - LEZ - AND - REWN
City goddess (Tyche), wearing high kalathos, leaning l., holding cornucopiae in
l. arm and cult-statue of Artemis Ephesia in outstretched r. hand
BMC 245, Nolle Homonoia 450 (only 1 ex.!)
very rare (possibly 2nd known!), VF, blue-green patina

This is a nice ex. of the so-called Homonoia Coinage which was issued in Asia Minor for two joint cities as expression for their entente cordiale. This one was struck in Ephesos joint with Alexandria in Egypt. For more information for these interesting issues look at Franke/Nolle, Die Homonoia-Münzen Kleinasiens und der thrakischen Randgebiete. Saarbrücken 1997.
Jochen
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Ionia, Ephesos, Hadrian SNG Cop. 38843 viewsHadrian AD 117-138
AE 28, 18.88g
obv. ADRIANOC KAI - CAR OLYMPIOC (clock-wise from upper-right)
bust, laureate, r.
rev. ARTEMIC EFESIA
Cult statue of the Ephesian Artemis standing facing, with outstretched arms,
at her feet r. and l. a stag, standing outwards, looking up to her
SNG Cop. 388; SNG von Aulock 7866; SNG München 128
rare obv. legend, about VF

Hadrian achieved the title 'Olympios' AD 128/129 after attending the Eleusinic Mysteries (Kienast) (Thanks to Pscipio!)
Jochen
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Ionia, Ephesos, Marcus Aurelius unpublished44 viewsMarcus Aurelius as Caesar, AD 161-180
AE 19, 4.43g
obv. KAICAR.OV - VHROC (beginning upper right)
bust, draped, r.
rev. EFE / CIWN (in ex.)
Artemis, with waving chlamys behind, stg. r. in biga drawn by two stags,
holding reins in outstretched hands
ref. RPC IV online temp. #2267 (2 ex., Paris Wien) (thanks to archivum)
VF-

There is a similar type for Hadrian BMC 230, SNG Lewis 1447 (Ed Snible)
Jochen
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Ionia, Ephesos, Septimius Severus unpublished48 viewsSeptimius Severus AD 193-211
AE 17, 2.6g
obv. AV KL [CEP - C]EVHROC
Bust, draped, laureate, r.
rev. EFEC - I / WN
Boar running r., transfixed by spear
unpublished
Rare, good F
A similar issue is known for Caracalla, BMC 280 and for Macrinus, SNG Copenhagen 438.

The boar belongs to the local founder myth of Ephesos.
For more information look at the thread 'Coins of mythological interest'
Jochen
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Ionia, Ephesos. Circa late 4th-early 3rd Century 26 viewsIonia, Ephesos. Circa late 4th-early 3rd Century BC. Ionia, Ephesos. Circa late 4th-early 3rd Century BC. Æ 19mm Obv:. Bee with straight wings / Rev: Stag kneeling left, head reverted; astragalos above; magistrate name /2.21 g.
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Ionia, Ephesos. Circa late 4th-early 3rd Century BC. Æ 19mm.19 viewsBee with straight wings E F to either side / Stag kneeling left, head reverted; astragalos above; magistrate name lefCGPCGP
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IONIA, Ephesos. Æ. Kyandros, magistrate. Circa 200 BC, 21 viewsReference.
SNG Kayhan 290 var. (magistrate); SNG Copenhagen 263-6 var. (same).

Obv. E-Φ
Bee within wreath.

Rev. Kyandros
Stag standing right, head reverted; quiver above.

1.97 gr
12 mm
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Ionia, Ephesos; ΕΦΕΣΙΩΝ Stag walking r. AE 16.56 viewsSeverus Alexander, Ephesos, Ionia. AE 16.5mm, 1.85g. Μ ΑΥΡ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔ,Head of Severus Alexander laureate r. / ΕΦΕΣΙΩΝStag walking r. Cf. BMC 95, 321; cf. Kopenhagen 466. Ex Gerhard RohdePodiceps
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Ionia, Ephesos; ΕΦΕCIΩΝ, two naked children playing with astragali before statue of Ephesian Artemis6 viewsSeverus Alexander, 13 March 222 - March 235 A.D. Ionia, Ephesos, Bronze AE 20, SNG Cop 465 var (obv legend and rev legend breaks); BMC Ionia -, gF, rough, Ephesos mint, 3.718g, 19.8mm, 180o, obverse M AVP “ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡ”OC (or similar), laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse “ΕΦΕ”CI“ΩΝ”, two naked children playing with astragali before statue of Ephesian Artemis, flanked by star and crescent; rare. Ex FORVM, photo credit FORVMPodiceps
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Ionia, Ephesus20 viewsIonia, Ephesus c.390-330BC Silver Diobol

Obv: EΦ, Bee with straight wings, border of dots.
Rev: EΦ, Stag's heads facing.

SNG Copenhagen 242; SNG Kayhan 194f.
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IONIA, EPHESUS16 views4th - 2nd Century BC
AE 16 x 15 mm, 2.74 g
O: E-Φ, Bee with straight wings, within laurel wreath.
R: Stag grazing right, quiver above
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IONIA, EPHESUS26 viewsca. 133-44 BC
Æ 14.5 mm; 2.64 g
Obv: E-Φ, Bee with straight wings, within laurel wreath.
R: Stag standing right, head turned back; long torch in background, monogram above left, MENA in exergue
cf. SNG Copenhagen 345
laney
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Ionia, Ephesus c. 380-370 B.C. AR Tetradrachm42 viewsIonia, Ephesus. AR tetradrachm (24mm, 15.35 gm, 12h). Polykles, magistrate, c. 380-370 B.C.
Obv: Φ, bee with straight wings, seen from above.
Rev: Forepart of stag running right, head looking back at palm tree to left, ΠΟΛΥΚΛΗΣ to right.
Ref: BMC Ionia pg. 53, 51. SNG Copenhagen 237.
Iridescent toning, otherwise Good Very Fine.
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Ionia, Ephesus, AE 10mm, C. 400 - 300 BC.9 viewsIonia, Ephesus, AE 10mm.
Obv. Female head Left
Rev. Bee.
Ref.BMC 68-70

This was an easy cleaner, just a few soaks and brushes, then on with the wax... I have wanted one of these Ephesus coins for a while, so I was grinning ear to ear as the dirt washed away revealing a Bee ;D . Unfortunately it is quite "flat" being a small coin with a lick patina, so I can only get a decent photo on my fingers catching the light, and not with my usual set up, I am however delighted with it!
Lee S
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Ionia, Ephesus, AR Trihemiobol21 viewsIonia, Ephesus, AR Trihemiobol ca. 390-330 BC.
9 mm, 0.7g
Obv.: Bee with straight wings
Rev.: Forepart of a stag right, .E-Q in field (off flan)
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Ionia, Ephesus. Salonina, Augusta. BMC 397.21 viewsIonia, Ephesus. Salonina, Augusta (AD 254–268). Æ 26mm, 8.30 g, 6h.
Obverse: • CΑΛ ΧΡΥCΟ–ΓΟΝΗ CЄ •, draped bust right, wearing stephane; crescent behind bust.
Reverse: ΑΡΤЄΜΙC ЄΦЄCΙ–[Α], Artemis running right, drawing bow, with hound dashing beside her.
References: BMC Ionia, p. 109, #397.
Ex “laboralde” via Andreas Reich, 4-21-2013.

Same obverse die as CNG E160, lot 191: http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=101314
Mark Fox
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Ionia, Ephesus. Tiberius Anepigraphic AE18 Cult Statue of Artemis50 viewsIonia, Ephesus Tiberius anepigraphic AE18
The obverse is anepigraphic, showing the portrait of Tiberius.
There are two rings of inscription on the reverse.
They all have the name and title of the Archiereus Alexander in the outer ring,
along with the ethnic E-Φ to either side, near the arms of the goddess.
The crucial part of the legend is contained within the inner-ring of the reverse,
and within the lower part of the struts or supports of the statue.
This gives the additional name of a magistrate, of which six are presently known.
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Ionia, Ephesus. AE20.5mm, Bust right/ TVXH EΦECIΩN; Tyche standing left17 viewsIonia, Ephesus. Valerian II Caesar A.D. 256-258, 20.5mm (4.06g) KOP OVΛEPIANOC KAI; Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. TVXH EΦECIΩN; Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Possibly unpublished; Ex Gert Boersema, photo credit Gert BoersemaPodiceps
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Ionia, Ephesus. Elagabalus AE16. Stag52 viewsObv: Elagabalus bust r., ..TΩEINOC
Rev: Stag standing r., EΦECIΩN
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Ionia, Ephesus. Severus Alexander AE21.22 viewsObv: AVT K M AVP CEVH CEB ALEXANDPOC
Rev: EphECWN PWTWNLCILC
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Ionia, Ephesus: Anonymous (ca. 2nd-3rd Century CE) Pb Tessera (Gülbay-Kireç 40a)8 viewsObv: Hermit crab right; below, grain ear right
Rev: Blank
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Ionia, Ephesus: Anonymous (ca. 2nd-3rd Century CE) Pb Tessera (Gülbay-Kireç ???)3 viewsObv: Filleted cornucopia; Isis crown to left
Rev: Blank
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Ionia, Ephesus; Augustus 6 viewsIONIA, Ephesus. Augustus, with Livia. 27 BC-14 AD. Æ 22mm (7.53 gm). Asklas and Euphron, magistrates. Jugate heads of Augustus and Livia right / Stag of Artemis right; bowcase above. RPC I 2591; SNG Copenhagen 360.ecoli
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Ionia, Erythrae, (480-450 B.C.), AR-Hemiobol, Imhoof KM 2, Eight-rayed star or flower, #1126 viewsIonia, Erythrae, (480-450 B.C.), AR-Hemiobol, Imhoof KM 2, Eight-rayed star or flower, #1
avers: Rosette or star or sun with 24 petals or rays.
reverse: Eight-rayed star or flower in incuse square.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 5,2 mm, weight: 0,26g, axes: h,
mint: Ionia, Erythrae, date: 480-450 B.C., ref: Klein 387var., Imhoof KM 2,
Q-001
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Ionia, Erythrae, Herophile / fire beacon, AE1623 viewsmiddle of 3rd century
16mm, 2.37g
obv: EPVΘPAIΩN; Sibyl Herophile seated left on rock
rev: EPVΘPAIΩN; fire beacon

SNG München 416 (SNG Copenhagen 754)
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Ionia, Erythrae. AE11. Athena23 viewsAE11. 1.4g. Head of Athena right, wearing Corinthian helmet / Magistrate's name with patronymic, above ERY. SNG Cop. Ionia 735ff.; BMC 126-134.ancientone
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IONIA, ERYTHRAI, Circa 480-450 BC28 viewsAR Hemiobol, 7mm, 0.26g

O - Rosette
R - Simpler rosette in incuse square.

SNG Copenhagen -; Klein 387.
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Ionia, Erythrai: Alkemon, son of Epikrates (275-220 BCE) Æ Unit (Kinns 168; BMC 154)20 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Rev: Club to left, bow-in-bowcase to right; in center, head of Herakles facing slightly right, wearing lion skin; AΛKEMΩN EΠIKPATOY flanking Herakles
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Ionia, Erythrai: Anonymous (550-500 BCE) EL Hekte (SNG Kayhan 737–8; SNG von Aulock 1942; Boston MFA 1806–7)37 viewsObv: Head of Herakles left, wearing lion skin
Rev: Quadripartite incuse square; two quarters partially filled-in
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Ionia, Erythrai: Anonymous (ca. 325-280 BCE) AR Obol (SNG Copenhagen 586; SNG von Aulock 1951)14 viewsObv: Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress
Rev: EPYΘ / ΔIOΓEIΘH Club and bow in bowcase
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Ionia, Island of Chios. Pseudo-autonomous AE1464 viewsDichalkon, Civic Coinage of Chios, Ionia.
Reign of Augustus - 150 AD
Obverse: XI-W-N, Sphinx left, forepaw raised.
Reverse: DIXA-LKON, amphora, dotted border.
14mm and 1.8gms
BMC Ionia 114
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Ionia, Island of Samos. Geta Æ1951 viewsISLANDS off IONIA, Samos. Geta. As Caesar, AD 198-209. Æ19.
Obv: Bare-headed and draped bust right
Rev: Cult statue of Samian Hera facing between two peacocks.
SNG Copenhagen -; SNG von Aulock 2309 (same dies); BMC 266.
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Ionia, Island of Samos. Marcus Aurelius Æ32. Samian Hera56 viewsIonia, Samos. Marcus Aurelius. AD 161-180. Æ32. 13.7g.
Obv: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev: CAMI WN. Cult figure of Samian Hera standing facing on wide base between two peacocks.
SNG Copenhagen 1735.
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Ionia, Klazomenai13 viewsIonia, Klazomenai Ca. 375-340 BC. Æ 19mm

OBVERSE: Three-quarter facing head of Athena, head slightly right, in triple crested helmet decorated with olive branch, earrings & necklace.
REVERSE: Ram walking right; Trophy before
SNG Copenhagen 86
ecoli
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IONIA, KLAZOMENAI24 views2nd - 1st Century BC
AE 10.5 mm 1.34 g
O: Forepart of winged boar r
R: Quadripartite incuse square; K, L in lower quadrants, A in upper right quadrant; 4th quadrant blank
Klazomenai mint, cf. Sear 4340



laney
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IONIA, KLAZOMENAI33 viewsca 499-494 BC. AR Diobol (1,04 g. - 10 mm)
Vs: Forepart of winged boar flying right.
Rs: Quadripartite incuse square.
SNG Kayhan 334; SNG Copenhagen 6. _3724
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Ionia, Klazomenai, AE1233 views12mm, 1.57g
obv: head of Athena, wearing Attic helmet, facing slightly right
rev: ram standing right, uncertain magistrate's name above
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Ionia, Klazomenai, Augustus, RPC 249634 viewsAugustus, 27 BC - AD 14
AE 16, 4.39g
obv. KLAZOM - KTISTHS
Head of Augustus, laureate, r.
rev. QEA - LIBIA
Head of Livia, r.
RPC 2496
Rare, about VF

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Ionia, Klazomenai, c. Mid 4th century B.C.11 viewsIonia, Klazomenai, c. Mid 4th century B.C. Ae 10.5 to 11.5mm 1.27g. Obv: Helmeted head of Athena right, Rev: Ram standing right, head lowered to scratch with his hind leg. Magistrate (above): ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΣ. cf.SNG Cop. 46.ddwau
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Ionia, Klazomenai, Silver Diobol. Circa 5th Century BC.18 viewsObv:– Forepart of winged boar; A behind
Rev:- Quadripartite incuse square
Minted in Klazomenai, Ionia. Circa 5th Century BC.
Reference:– SNG Cop. 8
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Ionia, Klazomenai, winged boar15 views6-8mm, 0.27g
obv: forepart of winged noar right
incuse square with windmill pattern
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Ionia, Klazomenia. C. Mid 4th Century BC. AE10mm6 viewsIonia, Klazomenia. C. Mid 4th Century BC.
Obv. Helmeted head of Athena right.
Rev. Ram standing right, head lowered to scratch with hind leg. Magistrate above
Ref. Sng Cop. 46
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Ionia, Kolophon26 viewsObverse: No Legend: Head of Apollo right, hair bound with taenia
Reverse: No Legend: Lyre.
Mint: KolophonMinted: 389-350bc
Ref: SNGvA-2008

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IONIA, KOLOPHON21 views4th century BC
AE 12.5 mm 1.88 g
O: Laureate head of Apollo right
R: Armored horseman prancing right holding spear
cf. Sear 4354


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IONIA, KOLOPHON29 views4th Century BC
AE 12 mm, 2.36 g
O: Laureate head of Apollo right
R: Lyre (kithara) within linear square; astragalos to right
laney
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IONIA, KOLOPHON20 viewsca 330-285 BC
AE 1O mm, 0.77 g
O: Laureate head of Apollo right
R: Forepart of horse right
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IONIA, KOLOPHON15 views4th Century BC
AE 10.5 mm, 1.18 g
O: Laureate head of Apollo right
R: Lyre (kithara) within linear square; astragalos (?) to left
laney
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IONIA, KOLOPHON29 viewsca. 400 - 350 BC
AE 10.5 mm, 0.94 g
O: head of Apollo right wearing taenia;
R: ΚΟΛΟ−Φ−ΩΝΙΩΝ, lyre.
BMC Ionia p. 38, 16
laney
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IONIA, KOLOPHON12 viewsca 330-285 BC
AE 14 mm, 2.10 g
O: Laureate head of Apollo right
R: Forepart of horse right, KO below.
laney
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IONIA, KOLOPHON18 viewsca 350 - 400 BC
AE 13.5 mm 2.03 g
Obv.: Laureate head of Apollo left.
Rev.: Lyre of five strings, name of magistrate to left, ΚΟΛ to right.
laney
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IONIA, Kolophon3 viewsÆ14, 3.1g, 6h; c. 389-350 BC.
Obv.: Head of Apollo right, hair bound in taenia.
Rev.: [K-O]; Lyre (or Kithara).
Reference: Sear 4352
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Ionia, Kolophon - Hemiobol17 viewsObv: laureate head of Apollo facing
Rev: HM monogram within incuse square
Size: 8mm
Weight: 0,4g
Date: c. 480-450 BC
Ref: SGCV II 4342, SNG von Aulock 7898
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Ionia, Kolophon - Tetartemorion15 viewsObv: Head of Apollo slightly r.
Rev: Quadripartite incuse square with letters H and P in fields
Weight: 0,2g
Ref: Milne 12, SNG von Aulock 7902
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Ionia, Kolophon - Tetartemorion, Persic standard14 viewsObv: archaic style head of Apollo left
Rev: incuse punch
Size: 5 mm
Weight: 0,2g
Date: c. Late 6th Century BC
Ref: SNG Kayhan 351
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Ionia, Kolophon - Tritemorion13 viewsObv: Head of Apollo right.
Rev: Monogram TP within incuse square.
Weight: 0,3 g
Ref: SNG Kayhan 357
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IONIA, KOLOPHON AR Hemiobol 18 viewsCirca 450-410 BC. (0,30 g. - 5-7 mm)
Vs: Head Apollo right.
Rs: Quadripartite incuse square. _e16
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Ionia, KOLOPHON c. 490-400 BC Silver Tetartemorion 0.17gr. 30 viewsIonia, KOLOPHON Silver Tetartemorion 0.17gr. c. 490-400 BC.
Obv: Head of Apollo left.
Rev: Quadripartite incuse square.
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IONIA, KOLOPHON, 330-285 BC. AeE 17-18mm13 viewsIONIA, KOLOPHON, 330-285 BC.

Obv. Laureate head of Apollo right.
Rev. Horseman, holding spear pointed forwards and with chlamys flying behind, on horseback prancing right; magistrate's name below
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Ionia, Kolophon, diobol56 viewsca 375-360 BC, Posis, magistrate
11mm, 0.97g
obv: laureate head of Apollo left
rev: lyre
(Milne, Colophon 57a; SNG Copenhagen 142)
ex CNG
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Ionia, Kolophon, hemiobol51 views8mm, 0.37g
obv: head of Apollo Klarios facing
rev: HM monogram (for hemiobol?) in incuse square
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Ionia, Kolophon, hemiobol38 views8mm, 0.49g
obv: laureate head of Apollo facing
rev: HM monogram (for hemiobol?) within incuse square
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Ionia, Kolophon, SNG Copenhagen 14023 viewsKolophon, c.490-400 BC
AE 6 (Tetartemorion), 0.15g, 5.57mm, 90°
obv. archaic head of Apollo Klarios, laureate, r.
rev. quadripartite incus with monogram TE (Tetartemorion)
ref. SNG Copenhagen 140
VF

For more information about Apollo Klarios look at the thread 'Mythological interesting coins'
Jochen
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Ionia, Kolophon, SNG Copenhagen 18614 viewsAE 20, 5.47g, 20.1mm, 0°
obv. PYQEOC (magistrate) (in l. field from top to bottom)
The poet Homer in himation std. l., resting with chin on r. hand (thinker pose), holding with l.
hand volume on knee
rev. KOLOFONIWN (in l. field from top to bottom)
Apollo in long garment stg. r., holding in r. hand plektron and in r. hand kithara.
ref. SNG Copenhagen 186; SNG von Aulock 2017; SNG Tübingen 2917; Milne p.80, 179
about VF
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Ionia, Kolophon, SNG von Aulock 18105 viewsKolophon, 530-500 BC
AR - Tetartemorion (1/4 obolos), 0.12g, 5.27mm
obv. Head of Apollo l. (archaic style)
rev. quadripartite incus
ref. SNG von Aulock 1810; SNG Kayhan 343; SNG Tübingen 2746
VF
Jochen
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Ionia, Kolophon, SNG von Aulock 199938 viewsKolophon, c.480-450 BC
AE 6 (Tetartemorion), 0.2g, 6.22mm, 0°
obv. archaic portrait of Apollo Klarios, frontal
rev. rectangular incus with monogram TE (for Tetartemorion)
ref. SNG von Aulock 1999; SNG Kayhan 356; Rosen 567; Milne Colophon 7
VF, slight roughness

For more information about Apollo Klarios look at the thread 'Mythological interesting coins'
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Ionia, Kolophon, tetartemorion38 views7mm, 0.30g
obv: laureate head of Apollo right
rev: TE monogram (=tetartemorion) within incuse square
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Ionia, Kolophon, tetartemorion 51 viewsKolophon, Ionia, ca. 490 - 400 BC
7mm, 0.22g
obv: laureate and veiled head of Apollo facing
rev: TE monogram within incuse square
(SNG Aulock 7900 var.;
Klein 398 var.;
Millne, Kolophon 7a;)
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Ionia, Kolophon, tetartemorion26 views5mm, 0.19g
obv: male head right
rev: quadripartite incuse
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Ionia, Kolophon, tetartemorion40 views6.5mm, 0.21g
obv: facing head of Apollo
rev: TE (for tetartemorion?) in incuse square
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Ionia, Kolophon, tetartemorion49 views7mm, 0.28g
obv: head of Apollo right
rev: TE (for tetartemorion?) in incuse square, stork to left
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Ionia, Kolophon, tetartemorion32 viewsca. 480-450 BC
7mm, 0.32g
obv: head of Apollo right
rev: TE (for tetartemorion?) in incuse square, cicada to left
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Ionia, Kolophon. AE13. Apollo / Kithara with astragaloi37 viewsIonia, Kolophon. Circa 400-375 BC. Æ Chalkous (1.57 gm). Head of Apollo right, bound with taenia / Kithara within linear square flanked on either side by 2 astragaloi.

PRO: IONIA
PO : COLOPHON
PZ : Between -389 and -350
Obverse
VT : HEAD MAN R / APOLLO
VA : TAENIA
Reverse
RSG: KOLOP'W
RT : LYRE / WITHIN / SQUARE LINEAR
RF : ASTRAGALOI 2
Technical details
M : AE
GEW: 1.9(1)
ST : 01(1)
Bibliographical references
ZIT: SNG TUEBINGEN 2899(1) / COLL Y(1)
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IONIA, Kolophon. AR Tetartemorion. Circa 530/25-500 BC. 11 views(6mm, 0.16 g). Persic standard. Archaic head of Apollo left / Incuse square punch. Kim & Kroll pp. 84–103; SNG Kayhan 354.Ruslan K
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Ionia, Kolophon. Caracalla AE2226 viewsObv: Laureate, draped bust right.
M AVP AN - TΩNЄINOC
Rev: Tyche with rudder and cornucopiae standing left.
KOΛOΦ - ΩNHΩN
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Ionia, Kolophon: Anonymous (ca. 530-500 BCE) AR Twelfth Stater (Kim & Kroll p. 73; SNG Kayhan 342; SNG von Aulock 1808–9; SNG Berry 1039)26 viewsObv: Archaic head left
Rev: Rough incuse square


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Ionia, Kolophon;8 viewsIONIA, Kolophon. Circa 530/25-500 BC. AR Tetartemorion (5mm, 0.17 g). Archaic head of Apollo left / Incuse square punch. SNG Kayhan 343; SNG Copenhagen -. Near VF, toned and porous.ecoli
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Ionia, Kolophon?, hemiobol32 views8mm, 0.30g
obv: laureate head of Apollo right
rev: quadripartite incuse square with pellet in center

cf.
http://www.acsearch.info/record.html?id=285974
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IONIA, LEBEDOS16 viewsca 3rd-2nd century BC.
AE 9 mm; 1.11 g
O:Facing head of Athena, wearing three-crested Attic helmet
R: Owl standing right, head facing
cf Imhoof-Blumer, KM I, 73, 8
laney
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IONIA, LEUKAI16 viewsca. 350 - 300 BC
AE 10.5 mm, 1.17 g
O Laureate head of Apollo left
R: Swan standing left with open wings, head down
laney
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IONIA, MAGNESIA29 viewsCa. 350-190 BC
AE 14 mm, 2.22 g
O: Armed horseman in chlamys prancing right, holding couched spear
R: ΜΑΓΝ, humped bull butting left
Scarce
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IONIA, MAGNESIA23 viewsca. 350 - 190 B.C.
AE 16 mm; 4.67 g
O: Horseman holding couched spear, on horse prancing right;
R: Humped bull butting left, magistrate's name ΑΡΙΣΤΟΥ below
Ionia, Magnesia (scarce)
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IONIA, MAGNESIA11 viewsca 350 - 190 BC
AE 7mm X 9mm; 0.53 g
O: Armed horseman in chlamys prancing right, holding couched spear
R: MAΓN, humped bull butting left, magistrate's name below
Magnesia mint; BMC Ionia p. 160, 19 ff; scarce;
laney
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Ionia, Magnesia ad Maeandrum11 viewsIonia, Magnesia ad Maeandrum. 350-325 BC. AR Didrachm (6.77 gm). Armed horseman prancing r., wearing helmet, chlamys and cuirass, holding spear. / Humped bull butting l. ΜΑΓΝ above, ear of barley to r., and magistrate ΔIOΠEIΘHΣ (Diopeithes) below. gVF.  SNG Kayhan 410v (no grain stalk); SNG vAulock 2034v (same); P. Kinns, Two Studies in the Silver Coinage of Magnesia on the Maeander, KME, p. 137, n. 4. Extremely rare. cf Leu Numismatik A83 #312 (same dies); CNG A97 #185 (same); Gorny & Mosch 211 #359 (same); Peus 407 #550 (same). Christian T
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Ionia, Magnesia ad Maeandrum6 viewsIonia, Magnesia ad Maeandrum. c. 350-325 BC. AR Obol (0.48 gm).  Armed horseman prancing r., wearing helmet, chlamys and cuirass, holding spear. / Humped bull butting l. ΜΑΓΝ above and beneath meander pattern exergual line magistrate ΔΙΟΠΕΙΘΥ? ΛΥΚΟΜΗΔ[ΗΣ]? VF.  SNG Cop 820-821; SNG Kayhan 109. Christian T
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Ionia, Magnesia ad Maeandrum9 viewsMagnesia ad Maeandrum. c. 350-190 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.46 gm). Armed horseman prancing r., wearing helmet, chlamys and cuirass, holding spear. / Humped bull butting l. ΜΑΓΝ above, ear of barley to r., and beneath meander pattern exergual line, magistrate [A]ΠOΛΛOΔΩPO (Apollodoros). gVF.   CNG 60 #736. BMC Ionia pg 159, 8. SNG Cop. 807; Waddington 1717; Klein, Nomismata 3, 409. Demeester 116. cf SNG von Aulock 2035; SNG Lockett 2827. Christian T
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Ionia, Magnesia ad Maeandrum AE 1810 views3.96 grams
Circa 350-190 BC
Horseman riding right, holding lance
Bull butting left; in exergue, grain ear left; all within maeander pattern border, KYΔPOKΛHΣ magistrate.

jaseifert
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Ionia, Magnesia ad Maeandrum, Antoninus Pius, unpublished39 viewsAntoninus Pius, AD 138-161
AE 34, 26.53g
struck under grammateus L. Dioskurides Gratos Metr.
obv. [T AI]LIOC KAICAR - ANTWNEINO[C]
Head, laureate, r.
rev. EPI DIOCKOVRID[OV] GR - MAG - NHTWN
Themistokles, nude to hips, std. l. on throne with lion's-feet, l. hand at parazonium hanging at his
l. side, with r. hand holding an oval shield inscribed by .EM/.AN/OC in three lines set on cippus;
re behind him a horse stg. r., head turned l.
cf. Schultz 100 (obv. only, same die), unpublished

This coin was very difficult to interprete. Because of the depiction of the male figure, nude, with parazonium,
very tall upper part of the body, the suggestion tends to Themistokles. There is another rare type of him
sacrificing before an altar, where he is depicted similarily. Themistokles is the famous heroe of Salamis who
after an ostrakismos had to flee from Athens. His former enemy the Persian king Artaxerxes I accommodated
him and made him satrap of Lampsakos and Magnesis ad Maeandrum due to his merits at Salamis.
Jochen
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Ionia, Magnesia ad Maeandrum, Hadrian, Imhoof-Blumer 2527 viewsIonia, Magnesia ad Maeandrum, Hadrian, AD 117-138
AE 26, 10.16g
obv. AV KAI TRAI - ADRIANOC CE
laureate head, r.
rev. AVLAEITHC - MAGNH
Apollo Aulaeites, in long girdled garment, stg. r., holding lyra in l. arm and plektron in
lowered r. hand
Imhoof-Blumer, Kleinasiatische Münzen, Nr.25; Schultz 78
F+/about VF, dark green patina
Jochen
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Ionia, Magnesia ad Maeandrum, Philip I, Schultz 47231 viewsPhilipp I, AD 244-249
AE 34, 15.4g
struck under grammateus Aur. Musaius
obv. AYT KM IOY - FILIPPOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. [EPI] GR AVR MOYCAI - OY MAGNH / TWN (in ex.)
Dionysos, stg. l., holding thyrsos in l. hand and pouring wine from kantharos
with r. hand; rape-wine over his r. shoulder; l. at his feet a small Satyr playing
with the panther, leaping l.; at his r. side a dancing maenad wearing chiton
and beating her tympanon, looking l.
ref.: S.Schultz Nr.472, pl.31 ( 1 ex. in Paris, unique, from same die pair); Dieudonne RN 1901, S.439, 53 (corr.); Bernhart JNG 1949, 1037; Coll. Paris 1573; Imhoof JIAN 1908, S.177
Very rare, F, some roughness
The satyr, barely seen, looks like a goat, leaping l.!
Thanks to Curtis Clay and Archivum for the attribution!
Jochen
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Ionia, Magnesia ad Maeandrum. Julia Mamaea AE26.41 views
Obv: IOYLIA MAMAIA CEB. Bust of Julia Mamaea r.
Rev: MAGNHTWN E - PI GRA TYXIK, in l. and r. field O - Y. Apollo Kitharoedes standing r., clad in long chiton, holding lyre and plectrum.
Grammatikos TYXIKOC.
ancientone
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Ionia, Magnesia ad Maeandrum. Time of Augustus. AE 14mm.33 viewsObv: Bust of Artemis right, bow & quiver over shoulder; magistrate EYFHMOS
Rev: Laureate head of Apollo right, lyre before. MAGNHTWN
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Ionia, Magnesia ad Meandrum, (c.350 - 190 B.C.), AE-10, SNG Cop 802, MAΓ, -/-//--, Forepart of bull right,124 viewsIonia, Magnesia ad Meandrum, (c.350 - 190 B.C.), AE-10, SNG Cop 802, MAΓ, -/-//--, Forepart of bull right,
avers:- Laureate head of Apollo left.
revers:- MAΓ-on top, Forepart of bull right, part of maeander pattern in left field.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 10mm, weight: 1,31g, axes: 0h,
mint: Ionia, Magnesia ad Meandrum, date: c.350 - 190 B.C., ref: SNG Cop 802, SNG München 593, BMC 17,
Q-001
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Ionia, Magnesia ad Meandrum, (c.350 - 190 B.C.), AE-15, SNG Cop 835var., MAΓN-on top, bull butting left, #174 viewsIonia, Magnesia ad Meandrum, (c.350 - 190 B.C.), AE-15, SNG Cop 835var., MAΓN-on top, bull butting left, #1
avers: Helmeted horseman right, holding couched lance.
reverse: MAΓN-on top, bull butting left, ΣTΡATΩNΛΞ ANΔΡOΣ(?) below.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 15,0mm, weight: 5,29g, axes: 0h,
mint: Ionia, Magnesia ad Meandrum, date: c.350 - 190 B.C., ref: SNG Cop 835var.,
Q-001
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Ionia, Magnesia ad Meandrum, tetartemorion45 views5th century BC
6mm, 0.21g
obv: M[A], youthful head right
rev: ΓNH, bull butting right over maeander pattern
(cf. Hauck & Aufhäuser 19 (2006), 121)

Auctiones eAuction #2, Lot 42
2 commentsareich
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Ionia, Magnesia ad Meandrum. Augustus, 27 BC-14 AD. 27 views
Obv: Laureate head right.
Rev: Draped bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver on shoulder. VF, nice green patina.
Scarce.
18mm.,3.3gm.
ancientone
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IONIA, MAGNESIA, 202-133 BC85 viewsTetradrachm, 33mm, 16.84g

O. Diad. draped bust of Artemis r, bow & quiver at shoulder
R. Apollo Delphios stg l., elbow resting on tall tripod behind, holding filleted branch; below, meander pattern; all within laurel wreath

Ex Washington Numismatic Gallery
3 commentsAZRobbo
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Ionia, Magnesia. AR Tetradrachm87 viewsIonia, Magnesia. c.155 - 145 BC. AR Tetradrachm. Erasippus Magistrate, son of Aristoy. 16.94g. Diademed bust of Artemis rt., bow at shoulder. / Apollo standing lt. on a maeander pattern, leaning on a tripod, holding a branch; all within a laurel-wreath. Jones, The Wreathed Tetradrachms of Magnesia on the Maeander" ANSMN 24, pp. 26-34; SNG Von Aul. 2042.1 commentsFausta
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IONIA, METROPOLIS19 views1st Century BC
AE 16.5 mm 2.87 g
O: Helmeted head (Ares or Ahtena) right
R: METROPO/LITWN around winged thunderbolt
Metropolis
Sear GCV ii, 4497

laney
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IONIA, METROPOLIS23 views1st Century BC
Magistrate Diogenes
AE 16 mm; 3.77 g gr.
O: Turreted head of Tyche (or Kybele) right.
R: DIOGEN Ares, helmeted, standing, half left, holding spear and shield; monogram to right,
Imhoof-Blumer KM 1; Schlosser NZ 1891 p. 10, 8; Rare.
laney
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Ionia, Metropolis, Philip I, SNG München 68713 viewsPhilip I, AD 244-249
AE 16, 2.16g, 16.39mm, 180°
obv. AVT K - FILIPOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. MHTROP - OLEITWN
Tyche with kalathos, stg.l. with cornucopiae and rudder
ref.: SNG München 687 (same dies), thanks to Pscipio!
about VF, dark green patina

Legend error FILIPOC!
Jochen
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Ionia, Metropolis. Ares/thunderbolt. AE15.18 viewsObv: Helmeted head of Ares right.
Rev: MHTΡOΠO-ΛITΩN above and beneath winged thunderbolt.
BMC 1
ancientone
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Ionia, Metropolis. Early 1st century BC. AE18mm.7 viewsIonia, Metropolis. Early 1st century BC. Andron - magistrate.
Obv. Head of Ares right, wearing crested helmet with cheek guard
Rev. Winged thunderbolt; monogram above, ΑΝΔΡΩΝ ( magistrate ) below.
Ref. Ashton & Kinns III 6; SNG Copenhagen 904-5 var. (magistrate). (Source: CNG)
Lee S
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Ionia, Miletos87 viewsIonia, Miletos, late 6th-early 4th century BC, AR 1/12th Stater (1.16 gm.). Obv.: Head lion left. Rev.: Star. SNG Helsinki II , 267. Attractive very fine. g231 commentsecoli
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IONIA, MILETOS 31 views3rd CENTURY BC
AE 10 mm 0.85 g
O: HEAD OF APOLLO R
R: LION STANDING R, HEAD REVERTED, STAR ABOVE
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Ionia, Miletos16 viewsObv: Forepart of a lion facing right.

Rev: Star pattern within incuse square.

Silver 1/12th Stater, Late 6th Century BC

1.1 grams, 9.23 mm, 0°

GCV 3532 (var.)
SPQR Coins
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IONIA, MILETOS18 views6th-5th century BC
AR Diobol7 X 9 mm; 0.70 g
O: Forepart of lion right, head right.
R: Stellate pattern within incuse square
IONIA, Miletos
laney
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IONIA, MILETOS25 views6th Century BC
AR 1/12 Stater 8mm, 1.01 g
O: Head of roaring lion left
R: Stellate pattern within incuse square
laney
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IONIA, MILETOS21 views6th Century BC
AR 1/12 Stater 8mm, 1.01 g
O: Head of roaring lion left
R: Stellate pattern within incuse square
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IONIA, MILETOS16 views6th-5th century BC
AR Diobol7 X 9 mm; 0.70 g
O: Forepart of lion right, head right.
R: Stellate pattern within incuse square
IONIA, Miletos
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Ionia, Miletos10 viewsIonia, Miletus
6th Century BC.
Silver 1/12 Stater. 10.10mm, 1.07g.

O: Forepart of a roaring lion rt., head lt.

R: Star ornament within incuse square.

BMC 186.
Sosius
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IONIA, MILETOS14 views377 - 353 BC
AE 12.5 mm; 1.88 g
O: Lion standing left, looking back, jaws open; ΜΙ monogram above.
R: Ornamental sun (or star) with no inscription.
Ionia, Miletos
cf. Deppert-Lippitz (1984: #297–303) and Ashton and Kinns (2003: 5–6, Subtype 4); BMC 188 p. 44ff
laney
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IONIA, MILETOS15 viewsca. 3rd - 2nd Century BC
AE 10 mm; 1.70 g
O: laureate head of Apollo right
R: lion standing right, looking back at star, monogram to right, illegible magistrate's name below
laney
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IONIA, MILETOS17 views4th - 3rd Century BC
AE 13 mm; 1.86 g
O: Laureate head of Apollo right
R: Lion standing right, looking back; star above.
Ionia, Miletos (Miletus)
laney
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Ionia, Miletos2 viewsAR 1/12th stater, 10x7mm, 1.0g; Late 6th-early 5th century BC.
Obv.: Forepart of a lion right., head turned left.
Rev.: Stellate design within square incuse.
Ref.: SNG Kayhan 476-81, 16-229-52
John Anthony
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IONIA, Miletos14 viewsIONIA, Miletos.
ca. 600-550 BC.
EL Myshemihekte (1/24 stater); 5.5 mm, 0.59 gram
Obverse: Facing lion’s head, mane radiating around
Reverse: Incuse square punch
1 commentscmcdon0923
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Ionia, Miletos5 viewsIonia, Miletos. 225-190 BC. AR Drachm (2.41 gm). Laureate head of Apollo r. / Lion stdg. l., head turned to r., looking back. Star above, IM monogram and IΣ to l., BIΩN (magistrate) below exergual line. nVF.  SNG Cop 982; BMC 116; cf. Deppert-Lippitz 678; Kinns Ch 8, 474: Milesian Silver Coinage in the Second Century BC, in: Ashton/Hurter (Hrsgg.), Studies in Greek Numismatics in Memory of Martin Jessop Price, London 1998 #476.
Miletos was one of the most important Greek cities of Asia Minor.
Christian T
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Ionia, Miletos7 viewsIonia, Miletos. Late 6th-early 5th century BC. AR Diobol (1.17 gm) poss. struck 480-450 BC. Forepart of lion l., head turned r. to look back / Stellate design within incuse square VF.  SNG Cop 952-953; SNG Kayhan 462-475). cf. SNG ANS Berrry II, 1072 (hemidrachm) Christian T
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Ionia, Miletos (600 B.C.)73 viewsAR 1/12 Stater
O: Lion forepart
R: Star pattern
.6g
9.5mm
2 commentsMat
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IONIA, Miletos (Miletus). Circa 360-325 BC. AR Drachm43 viewsAR Drachm ( 3.45 Gr )
Laureate head of Apollo left / Lion standing left, head right; star above, MI (civic) monogram to left, magistrate name exergue.
Ch EF , Superb Style.

The Sam Mansourati Collection.
2 commentsSam
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Ionia, Miletos 6th Century BC. Archaic 1/12 stater.12 viewsIonia, Miletos 6th Century BC. Archaic 1/12 stater. Head of roaring lion right, stelalte pattern incuse punch.CANTANATRIX
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Ionia, Miletos AR 1/12 Stater of Miletos17 viewsIonia, Miletos AR 1/12 Stater of Miletos
500 BC
Lion’s head left / Incuse sun ornament
1,14g 9mm
Matteo
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Ionia, Miletos archaic 1/12 stater13 viewsIonia, miletos 6th Century BC. Archaic 1/12 stater. Head of roaring lion right, stelalte pattern incuse punch.CANTANATRIX
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Ionia, Miletos EL 1/24 Stater13 viewsIonia, Miletos EL 1/24 Stater
600-550 BC
Lion’s head facing / Rough incuse square
ATEC 210; SNG Kayhan 453-454; Klein 416
0.52g, 10mm
Matteo
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Ionia, Miletos or Erythrae - 1/192 stater14 viewsIonia, Miletos or Erythrae
550 BC
0.08g - 4mm
Rosette / Five dots
Matteo
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Ionia, Miletos or Karia, Mylasa 1/96 (or 1/64?) AR Stater15 viewsIonia, Miletos 525–500 BC
or
Karia, Mylasa 420-390 BC
1/96 (or 1/64?) AR Stater
Lion’s head left / Bird standing left
0,18g 6mm
Matteo
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Ionia, Miletos Silver Mid 6th Cent. BC44 viewsObverse : Forepart roaring lion right, head reverted.

Reverse : Ornamented star design in deep incuse square.

1/12th Stater 9mm 1.03g.

From the Sam Mansourati Collection.
Sam
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Ionia, Miletos, (c.525 B.C.), AR-1/12 Stater , SNG Cop 952, Star ornament, #1142 viewsIonia, Miletos, (c.525 B.C.), AR-1/12 Stater , SNG Cop 952, Star ornament, #1
avers:- Head of lion left.
revers:- Star ornament within incuse square.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 9-9,5 mm, weight: 1,16g, axes: 0 h,
mint: Ionia, Miletos, date: 525 B.C., ref: SNG-Cop-952, Grose 8207, SNGvA 2082, BMC 185.
Q-001
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Ionia, Miletos, (c.525 B.C.), AR-1/12 Stater , SNG Cop 952, Star ornament, #2135 viewsIonia, Miletos, (c.525 B.C.), AR-1/12 Stater , SNG Cop 952, Star ornament, #2
avers:- Head of lion left.
revers:- Star ornament within incuse square.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 9 mm, weight: 1,01g, axes: 0 h,
mint: Ionia, Miletos, date: 525 B.C., ref: SNG-Cop-952, Grose 8207, SNGvA 2082, BMC 185.
Q-002
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Ionia, Miletos, (c.525 B.C.), AR-1/12 Stater , SNG Cop 952v., Star ornament, #3152 viewsIonia, Miletos, (c.525 B.C.), AR-1/12 Stater , SNG Cop 952v., Star ornament, #3
avers:- Head of lion right.
revers:- Star ornament within incuse square.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 8-9,5 mm, weight: 1,15g, axes: 0 h,
mint: Ionia, Miletos, date: 525 B.C., ref: SNG-Cop-952v., Grose 8207, SNGvA 2082, BMC 185.
Q-003
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Ionia, Miletos, (cc.350-250 B.C.), AR-Hemidrachm, Deppert-Lippitz 58 (V27/R33)(?), Lion standing left, star above, #1137 viewsIonia, Miletos, (cc.350-250 B.C.), AR-Hemidrachm, Deppert-Lippitz 58 (V27/R33)(?), Lion standing left, star above, #1
avers: Laureate head of Apollo left.
reverse: Lion standing left, star above.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 10,0 mm, weight: 1,69g, axes: 0 h,
mint: Ionia, Miletos, date: cc.350-250 B.C., ref: Deppert-Lippitz 58 (V27/R33)(?).
Q-001
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Ionia, Miletos, 1/24 stater47 viewsca. 600-550 BC
EL5, 0.41g
obv: lion’s head facing
rev: incuse punch
(SNG Kayhan 453; Klein 416)
ex CNG, dealer's picture
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Ionia, Miletos, Faustina jun., SNG Tübingen 3101 (?)30 viewsFaustina jun., AD 147-175/176, wife of Marcus Aurelius
AE 17, 3.73g
obv. FAV[C]TEI - NA [CEB?]
Bust, draped, r., hair in chignon, tresses falling down over cheek
rev. [MILHC] - I / WN (not for sure!)
River-god, wearing himation, nude to hips, leaning l., r. hand raised (with waterplant?),
holding cornucopae in l. arm.
Ref. SNG Tübingen 3101 (?)
very rare, about VF, dark-green patina

Thanks all for identifying Faustina jun. This coin was first ascribed to Ephesos. According to Dapsul it could be Milet, SNG Tübingen 3101.
Jochen
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Ionia, Miletos, Late 6th-early 5th centuries B.C. AR 1/12 Stater. 22 viewsIonia, Miletos, Late 6th-early 5th centuries B.C. AR 1/12 Stater.
O : Head and forepaw of roaring lion right
R : Stellate pattern in incuse square
Vladislav D
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IONIA, MILETOS, Late 6th-early 5th century BC76 viewsObol – Hemihekte (8mm, 1.15 g)

O - Forepart of lion right, roaring head reverted left
R - Stellate pattern in incuse square.

SNG Kayhan 476-82; SNG Copenhagen 944-53.
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Ionia, Miletos, Nero, BMC 14921 viewsNero, AD 54-68
AE 18, 2.44g
struck under magistrate Ioulos
obv. CEBA - CTOC (A and T inverted)
Head, laureate, r.
rev. EPI LO - YPOY
Cultstatue of Apollo Didymeus, nude, stg. r, holding in l.hand his bow and in extended r. hand recumbent
stag looking back to him
ref. BMC 198, 149; RPC comments p.449, 5a
F+/about VF, dark green patina

For more information please take a look at the thread 'Mythological interesting coins'.
Jochen
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Ionia, Miletos, Tetartemorion42 viewslate 6th-early 5th century BC
5mm, 0.23g
obv: head of a roaring lion left
rev: eagle standing left within incuse square
(SNG Tubingen 3001; Klein 430; SNG Kayhan 941 (Mylasa))

ex CNG e-auction 236, lot 166
areich
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Ionia, Miletos. 520-450 BC.17 viewsObv: Forepart of a roaring lion left, head turned back to right.
Rev: Stellate pattern within incuse square.
Diobol AR 8mm.
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Ionia, Miletos. Gallienus AE21. Diogenous Dionysiou85 viewsObv: AVT K ΠO ΛIK ΓAΛΛIHN, Laureate draped cuirassed bust right.
Rev: EΠI AP ΔIOΓE MIΛHCIΩN. Cult statue of Artemis facing, holding patera in right hand and bow with left.
Magistrate: Diogenous Dionysiou.
BMC 167.

PRO: IONIA
PO : MILETUS
PZ : Between 260 and 268
BNG: DIOGE
BTG: AR
Obverse
VSG: AYT K PO LI GALLIHN
VT : PORTRAIT MAN R / GALLIENUS
VA : WREATH LAUREL / CLOTHES
Reverse
RSG: EPI AR DIOGE MILHSIWN
RT : WOMAN STANDING HFR(1) / ARTEMIS(1)
RA : PATERA(1) / POLOS / VEIL / BOW(1)
Technical details
M : AE
GR : 21.59(1)
Bibliographical references
ZIT: BMC 14 S202,167(1)
Additional remarks
FR : VS: AYT K PO LI GALLIHN RS: EPI AR DIOGE MILHSIWN
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Ionia, Miletos. Late 6th-early 4th century BC. AR 1/12th Stater (1.29 gm, 10mm). SNG Helsinki II 26766 viewsIonia, Miletos. Late 6th-early 4th century BC. AR 1/12th Stater (1.29 gm, 10mm). Obv.: Head lion left. Rev.: Star. SNG Helsinki II 2671 commentsAdrian S
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IONIA, Miletos. Late 6th-early 5th century BC. AR (Silver) Obol. 58 viewsObverse : Forepart of lion.
Reverse : Stellate pattern within incuse square.
Grade : Very Fine /Superb Extremely Fine of the type. A fine example of the very early coins in history.
W : 1.34 Gr.

The Sam Mansourati Collection.
*12 of these were a month pay for a soldier at that time , with this wage soldier would have super life.

Given as a Present to a dear friend and brother, Mr. Nathan Suggs , on 01/16/2019 .

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Ionia, Miletos: Anonymous (295-275 BCE) AR Drachm (Price 2151; Marcellesi 29)11 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress
Rev: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, holding sceptre; AΛEΞANΔPOY to right, MI (civic) monogram in left field
Quant.Geek
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IONIA, MILETUS AR Diobol, 1/12 Stater13 viewsOBVERSE: Forepart of lion left
REVERSE: Floral star pattern in incuse square
Struck at Miletos, 510-494 BC
1g; 7.5mm
SNG Cop. 952
ex Saint Paul Antiques, LTD
Legatus
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IONIA, Miletus. AE-13. Apollo / Lion. 40 viewsIonia, Miletus. 250 - 190 BC. AE-13. Facin head of Apollo. / Lion standing rt., loking back. aVF, minor pitting.1 commentsAdrian S
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Ionia, Phocaea, late 6th century BC37 viewsAR twelfth-stater (Phocaic standard), 9mm, 1.33g, nice VF
Female head left, wearing pearl necklace and close-fitting ornamented cap / quadripartite incuse square. Rare.
Ex: Forvm Ancient Coins
Unpublished; Cf Rosen 596-7 for smaller silver tritartemoria of similar type
Certificate of Authenticy by David R. Sear, ACCS
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Ionia, Phocaea. Pseudo-autonomous issue. Between -30 and 276 AD . AE 14mm.15 viewsIonia, Phocaea. Pseudo-autonomous issue. Between -30 and 276 AD.
Obv. ΦΩΚΕΑ, Turreted and draped bust of Tyche right
Rev. Griffin standing right, left forepaw on wheel
Lee S
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Ionia, Phocaea?, hemiobol?33 views7mm, 0.52g
obv: head of griffin to left
rev: rough incuse square
areich
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IONIA, PHOKAIA19 views3rd - 2nd Century B.C.
AE 11 mm, 1.31 g
O: head of Hermes left, wearing petasos;
R: kerykeion
cf. BMC Ionia p. 217, 98,
laney
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IONIA, PHOKAIA28 views3rd - 2nd Century BC
AE 11 mm 1.86 g
HERMES - PHOKAIA HERMES
O: Head of Hermes left, wearing petasos
R: Large Kerykeion (caduceus) in the form of phi omega monogram (city ethnic), small phi to lower left,
rho (?)to lower right
Ionia, Phokaia
laney
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IONIA, Phokaia36 viewsIONIA, Phokaia. Circa 521-478 BC. AR Hemihekte (9mm, 1.32 g). Head of nymph left, hair in plain sakkos / Quadripartite incuse square. SNG von Aulock 1815; SNG Copenhagen (Cyprus, etc.) 389–93. Good VF, toned. Fine archaic style.

Ex CNG eAuction 311, Lot 737 85/100
ecoli
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IONIA, PHOKAIA29 viewsca 300 BC
AE 14 x 16 mm; 2.64 g
O:: Helmeted head of Athena left.
R: Griffin head and neck left
Phokaia; cf Mionnet supp. VI, 1307 ; Traité 2049 ff var. (AP monogram left); SNG Cop 1034-1035 var.
laney
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IONIA, Phokaia9 views
IONIA, Phokaia. Late 6th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (8mm, 0.12 g). Head of griffin left / Quadripartite incuse square. SNG von Aulock 7938 (head right); SNG Copenhagen Supp. 339 var. (same); Rosen 603 (same). VF, toned, porous. From the Daniel Koppersmith Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 263 (31 August 2011), lot 106.
ecoli
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IONIA, Phokaia7 viewsIONIA, Phokaia
ca. 625/0-522 BC.
EL Myshemihekte (1/24 stater); 6.0 mm, 0.58 gram
Obverse: Head of seal facing right
Reverse: Incuse square with two bisecting lines with pellets at their ends
cmcdon0923
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IONIA, Phokaia10 viewsIONIA, Phokaia
ca. 625/0-522 BC.
EL Hekte (1/6 stater); 10 mm, 2.46 grams
Obverse: Forepart of a bull right, head reverted
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square
cmcdon0923
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IONIA, Phokaia14 viewsIONIA, Phokaia
ca. 625/0-522 BC.
EL Hekte (1/6 Stater); 10 mm, 2.59 grams
Obverse: Head of bull left; above, small seal left
Reverse: Rough quadripartite incuse square
Very rare, only four examples noted by Bodenstedt
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Ionia, Phokaia AR4.5 fraction16 viewsArchaic head / Incuse Punch
521-478 BC. Excellent quality
Antonivs Protti
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Ionia, Phokaia ELECTRUM 2.52 gr46 viewsElectrum is an aloe mix of gold and silver. Usually 50% gold and 50% silver.
Ob: Female's head left wearing Corinth helmet
Re: Quadripartite incuse square
Antonio Protti
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Ionia, Phokaia ELECTRUM 2.52 gr 47 viewsIonia, Phokaia ELECTRUM 2.52 gr
Electrum is an aloe mix of gold and silver. Usually 50% gold and 50% silver.
Ob: Female's head left wearing Corinth helmet
Re: Quadripartite incuse square
Antonivs Protti
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Ionia, Phokaia Silver Trihemiobol 1.28gr. 29 views
Ionia, Phokaia Silver Trihemiobol 1.28gr., late 6th century BC.
Ov: Female head of goddess left, wearing helmet or close fitting cup
Rs: Quadripartite incuse square
Antonivs Protti
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Ionia, Phokaia Æ13. Griffin32 viewsIonia, Phokaia Æ13. c. 350-300.
Obv: Head of nymph l., hair bound in sphendone.
Rev: Griffin’s head l.
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Ionia, Phokaia, (c. late 6th. century B.C.), AR-1/12 Stater (AR-Diobol), SNG Cop 389-394, Quadripartite incuse square, #1142 viewsIonia, Phokaia, (c. late 6th. century B.C.), AR-1/12 Stater (AR-Diobol), SNG Cop 389-394, Quadripartite incuse square, #1
avers: Archaic female head right with eye seen in full, wearing a helmet or close-fitting cap (cecryphalos), earring and necklace.
reverse: Quadripartite incuse square divided by raised lines.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 9-9,5 mm, weight: 1,27g, axes: 0 h,
mint: Ionia, Phokaia, date: c. late 6th. century B.C., ref: SNG Cop 389-394, SNGvA 1813, SNG Kayhan 522, Jenkins 19, Traité II-I 531-532,
Q-001
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Ionia, Phokaia, Obol AR17 viewsIonia, Phokaia, Obol AR
0.66g - 7mm
Late 6th-5th century B.C.
O/Head of griffin left
R/ Quadripartite incuse square
Matteo
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Ionia, Phokaia, Silver Hemidrachm / Hemihekte, 6th century BC.15 viewsObv:– Archaic female head left
Rev:- Quadripartite incuse punched square
Minted in Phokaia, Ionia. 6th century BC.
Reference:– BMC -, SNG Cop -, SNG Turkey I cf522-6v

Size 9.57mm x 7.96mm
Weigth 1.15g
maridvnvm
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IONIA, Phokaia.38 viewsThe ancient Greek geographer Pausanias says that Phocaea was founded by Phocians under Athenian leadership, on land given to them by the Aeolian Cymaeans, and that they were admitted into the Ionian League after accepting as kings the line of Codrus. Pottery remains indicate Aeolian presence as late as the 9th century BC, and Ionian presence as early as the end of the 9th century BC. From this an approximate date of settlement for Phocaea can be inferred.

According to Herodotus the Phocaeans were the first Greeks to make long sea-voyages, having discovered the coasts of the Adriatic, Tyrrhenia and Spain. Herodotus relates that they so impressed Arganthonios, king of Tartessus in Spain, that he invited them to settle there, and, when they declined, gave them a great sum of money to build a wall around their city.

Their sea travel was extensive. To the south they probably conducted trade with the Greek colony of Naucratis in Egypt, which was the colony of their fellow Ionian city Miletus. To the north, they probably helped settle Amisos (Samsun) on the Black Sea, and Lampsacus at the north end of the Hellespont (now the Dardanelles). However Phocaea's major colonies were to the west. These included Alalia in Corsica, Emporiae and Rhoda in Spain, and especially Massalia (Marseille) in France.

Phocaea remained independent until the reign of the Lydian king Croesus (circa 560–545 BC), when they, along with the rest of mainland Ionia, first, fell under Lydian control[8] and then, along with Lydia (who had allied itself with Sparta) were conquered by Cyrus the Great of Persia in 546 BC, in one of the opening skirmishes of the great Greco-Persian conflict.

Rather than submit to Persian rule, the Phocaeans abandoned their city. Some may have fled to Chios, others to their colonies on Corsica and elsewhere in the Mediterranean, with some eventually returning to Phocaea. Many however became the founders of Elea, around 540 BC.

In 500 BC, Phocaea joined the Ionian Revolt against Persia. Indicative of its naval prowess, Dionysius, a Phocaean was chosen to command the Ionian fleet at the decisive Battle of Lade, in 494 BC. However, indicative of its declining fortunes, Phocaea was only able to contribute three ships, out of a total of "three hundred and fifty three". The Ionian fleet was defeated and the revolt ended shortly thereafter.

After the defeat of Xerxes I by the Greeks in 480 BC and the subsequent rise of Athenian power, Phocaea joined the Delian League, paying tribute to Athens of two talents. In 412 BC, during the Peloponnesian War, with the help of Sparta, Phocaea rebelled along with the rest of Ionia. The Peace of Antalcidas, which ended the Corinthian War, returned nominal control to Persia in 387 BC.

In 343 BC, the Phocaeans unsuccessfully laid siege to Kydonia on the island of Crete.

During the Hellenistic period it fell under Seleucid, then Attalid rule. In the Roman period, the town was a manufacturing center for ceramic vessels, including the late Roman Phocaean red slip.

It was later under the control of Benedetto Zaccaria, the Genoan ambassador to Byzantium, who received the town as a hereditary lordship; Zaccaria and his descendants amassed a considerable fortune from his properties there, especially the rich alum mines. It remained a Genoese colony until it was taken by the Turks in 1455. It is a titular see of the Roman Catholic Church.

IONIA, Phokaia. Circa 521-478 BC. AR Hemidrachm (9mm, 1.54 g). Head of griffin left / Quadripartite incuse square. SNG Copenhagen –; SNG von Aulock 2116; SNG Kayhan 512-6. VF, dark toning.
ecoli
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Ionia, Phokaia: AR Tetartemorion 100 viewsPhokaia, Ionia
AR Tetartemorion (5 mm, 0.20 g)
Late 6th Century BC.
Archaic female head left. / Incuse square punch.
SNG Kayhan 522; SNG Cop. 389-94
Ex Auctiones
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Ionia, Priene - AE 1734 views150-125 BC
helmeted head of Athena right
facing owl standing on amphora over palm branch
ΠPIH on left
ΔIONY / ΣIOY to right
BMC 50
7,58g 16 mm
Johny SYSEL
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Ionia, Priene - AE 1734 views150-125 BC
helmeted head of Athena right
facing owl standing on amphora over palm branch within wreath
ΠPIH on left
ΔIONY / ΣIOY to right
BMC 50
5,97g 19-16mm
Johny SYSEL
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Ionia, Priene - AE 2039 views150-125 BC
helmeted head of Athena right
facing owl standing on amphora, star above pileus on both sides (caps of Castor and Polydeuces)
ΠPI_H
AXIΛΛEI / ΔHΣ
REGLING PRIENE 166/167; SNG AUL 2156; BMC 48
6,02g 20-18 mm

My first greek coin.
Johny SYSEL
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Ionia, Priene. AR Drachm. Athena Polias68 viewsIonia, Priene. 2nd Century BC. AR Drachm. 3.93g. 17mm. Anaxilias, Magistrate. Head of Athena Polias rt., wearing crested helmet. / Lidded amphora. Regling, Priene, PL. III, 28; SNG Von Aul. 7965 (same obv. die). The magistrate also occurs on a bronze issue, BMC 15. A neat coin!Fausta
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Ionia, Priene. AR Drachm. Facing Bust of Athena75 viewsIonia, Priene. 2nd Century BC. AR Drachm. 4.04g. 18mm. Athenopolis, Magistrate. Draped bust of Athena Parthenos facing, wearing triple crested helmet. / Nike advancing rt., holding a wreath and palm; all within a maeander pattern. Regling, Priene, pl. I, #27; Ex. Gemini III, lot 187. Magistrate not known from the bronze issues.

A very interesting coin with an obverse image of Athena resembling several Seleucid bronze issues from Asia Minor. A beautiful coin from one of the more beautiful ancient sites one can ever visit
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Ionia, Samos6 viewsIonia, Samos. c. 210-185 BC. AR Drachm (2.52 gm) on Plinthophoric standard. Lion scalp facing within border of dots / Forepart of ox r. ΣΑΜIΩΝ above, krater & ΠΑ monogram below. gVF. SNG Cop 1713; HGC 6 #1241. cf. SNG ANS Berry II 1105 (hemidrachm) Christian T
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Ionia, Samos7 viewsIonia, Samos. c. 210-185 BC. AR Drachm (2.85 gm) on Plinthophoric stdd. Lion scalp facing within border of dots / Forepart of ox charging right. ΣΑΜΙΩΝ above, krater and ΠAΓ monogram below. EF. SNG Cop 1713; HGC 6 #1241. cf SNG ANS Berry II 1105 (hemidrachm) Christian T
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Ionia, Samos, Antoninus Pius BMC 23935 viewsAntoninus Pius, AD 138-161
AE 19, 5.33g
obv. [A]NTWNINOC - KAICAR(?)
Head, lareate, r.
rev. C[A]MIWN
Cult-statue of the Samian Hera in long garment and wearing polos, stg. r.,
holding in both hands long ribbons.
BMC 239; Sear GIC 1417
good F

Jochen
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Ionia, Samos, Geta, SNG Copenhagen 174441 viewsGeta as Caesar, AD 198-209
AE 16, 3.18g
obv. AV K - AI GETAC
Head, r.
rev. CAM, and in ex. IWN
Rivergod Imbrasos, wearing himation, nude to hips, leaning l., holding in r. hand
reed and resting with l. elbow on cornucopiae and vase from which water flows l.
SNG Copenhagen 1744
about VF

In the marshes at the mouth of the river Imbrasos the Ionian colonists under Proklos are said to have found a wooden image of Hera which was caught in a willow brushwood. Therefore they built an altar beside this tree. From this altar the famous temple of Hera, the Heraion, originated. Imbrasos himself has a daughter Okyrrhoe by the Samian nymph Chesias (a hypostasis of the goddess Artemis). Okyrrhoe later was seduced by Apollo (Aelian, Hist.animal. 15.23).
For more informations please look at the thread 'Coins of mythological interest'.
Jochen
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IONIA, SMYRNA46 viewsAE 22 mm 9.44 g
Ca. 190 - 175 BC
OBV: LAUREATE HEAD OF APOLLO WITHIN WREATH, R
REV: IMYRNAIWN
POET HOMER SEATED L, WITH STAFF & SCROLL, RESTING CHIN ON R HAND
BMC: 116-117, cf SNG Cop 1207; scarcer type with wreath around head of Apollo
SMYRNA
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IONIA, SMYRNA20 views3rd - 1st Century B.C.
AE 10.5 mm 1.43 g
O: Turreted head of Kybele (Cybele), right
R: SMYR downwards on right, Krater surmounted by vessel containing fire, magistrate's name starting downwards on left
Ionia, Smyrna
laney
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IONIA, SMYRNA22 views3rd - 1st Century B.C.
AE 10 mm 1.12 g
O: Turreted head of Kybele (Cybele), right
R: Krater surmounted by vessel containing fire, shrimp to left
Ionia, Smyrna
laney
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IONIA, SMYRNA25 views3rd Century BC
AE 11 mm 1.10 g
O: Laureate head of Apollo
R: Lyre and name of magistrate
BMC 76
laney
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IONIA, SMYRNA13 viewsca. 115-105 BC.
Æ 10.5 mm, 1.43 gm
O: Laureate head of Apollo right.
R: Lyre.
Ionia, Smyrna mint.; cf. Milne, Autonomous 229; SNG Copenhagen 1179-80.
laney
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IONIA, SMYRNA38 views75-50 BC
(Iatrodoros, magistrate)
AE 15.5 mm; 3.65 g
O: Laurel-wreathed head of Apollo right, within beaded border
R: IMYRNAIWN/[I]ATRODWROS to right/left of Hand wearing caestus; palm branch at right
Iona, Smyrna mint; BMC 52; Milne, Autonomous 405

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IONIA, SMYRNA14 views85 - 75 BC
(Magistrates Dionysios and Skamandros)
AE 21 mm; 4.70 g
c. 190 - 70 B.C.; obverse turreted head of Cybele (Tyche?) right;
R: ΣMYPNAIΩN / ∆IONYΣIO / ΣKAMAN∆, Aphrodite Stratonikis, standing facing, left arm resting on column, holding wreath bearing Nike in left, scepter in right
Ionia, Smyrna mint; cf SNG Cop 1197
(ex Forum)
laney
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IONIA, SMYRNA13 viewsCa 3rd Century BC.
Semi-Autonomous
AE 26 mm; 6.05 g
O: IEPA CYNKLHTOC, draped & diademed bust of the Senate right.
R: CMYP G NEWKORWN, two draped Nemeseis standing facing each another and drawing out fold of drapery at neck; the left one holds reins, the right one holding a rod, wheel at foot.
Ionia, Smyrna cf BMC: 213; SNG Aul. 7991
laney
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IONIA, SMYRNA18 viewsca 280-270
AE 14.5 mm; 2.30 g
O: Laureate head of Apollo right
R: Tripod, crayfish below; magistrate's name to left, ΣΜΥΡΝΑΙΩΝ to right
Smyrna mint
laney
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IONIA, SMYRNA24 views1st - 2nd Century BC.
Æ 17 mm, 4.25 g
magistrate
O: Turreted head of Tyche right.
R: ΣMΥΡNAIΩN Aphrodite Stratonikis standing facing, holding Nike with outstretched hand resting on short column; AΠΟΛΛΩNIΔΣ (magistrate's name) left; monogram in left field.
Ionia, Smyrna; cf. Milne, NC 1927, 202a. SNG Cop. 1187. Klein, KM 60, 466
laney
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Ionia, Smyrna7 viewsIONIA, Smyrna. Circa 75-50 BC. Æ. Metrodoros, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo right / The poet Homer seated left, holding scroll; star above knee. Milne, Autonomous 381; SNG Copenhagen 1212.ecoli
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Ionia, Smyrna10 viewsAE15, 190-175 BC
Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo right.
Reverse: ZMYNRNAIWN, Two forearms and hands in caestus (Boxing gloves), flanked by two laurel branches.
References: BMC 61-63 Scarce.
Justin L
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Ionia, Smyrna5 viewsIonia, Smyrna. c 50 AD temp Tiberius. AE16 (2.96 gm). Bust of Senate r. / Hexastyle Temple, pellet in pediment. V in exergue. gVF.  SNG Copenhagen 1235. Christian T
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Ionia, Smyrna AR Stephanophoric Tetradrachm99 viewsCirca 155-145 BC. AR Tetradrachm (32mm, 16.33gm, 12h). Stephanophoric type. Zopy(ros?) magistrate. Milne, Silver 4, obv. die G; SNG Copenhagen-; Weber 6617. Obverse: turreted head of Cybele or Tyche right. Reverse: ethnic and monogram within wreath. EF with purple toning. Peripheral roughness.

Ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 326, lot 133.

With the collapse of Seleukid authority in Asia Minor in 189 BC, many communities of northwestern Asia Minor celebrated their liberation from regal authority by issuing series of large and impressive tetradrachmai. All of these coins were struck on the reduced Attic standard, and were struck on broad, thin flans that were influenced by the Athenian New Style coinage. These series also copied a feature on their reverses, a large laurel wreath that formed the border encompassing the entire reverse type. We know from the Delos inventory lists that these coins were referred to as stephanophoroi, attesting to the ubiquity of these series. The types appearing on the coins clearly indicated their civic nature, depicting the city's patron deity on the obverse and various aspects of the city's culture on the reverse. The stephanophoric coinage is regarded among the more artistic of the Hellenistic period. This is no surprise as nearly all of the issuing cities were located in western Asia Minor, an area whose numismatic artistry is well attested in the preceding Classical period. While the stephanophoroi represent a benchmark in coin design, the reason for their introduction is not certain, and there is little consensus among numismatists. On one extreme, C. Boehringer argued that their appearance and consistency represented an “Aegean Münzunion” (Boehringer, Chron., pp. 38-9), while at the other O. Mørkholm argued that the wreaths were not indicative of any political or economic significance, but merely the result of a design that gained popularity throughout the northern Aegean ("Chronology and Meaning of the Wreath Coinages of the early 2nd. Cent. B.C.," QT 9 [1980], pp. 145-54).
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Ionia, Smyrna mint, SNG Copenhagen 114042 viewsIonia, Smyrna mint, c. 145-125 B.C. AE, 20mm 6.6g, Milne, Autonomous 183a; SNG Copenhagen 1140
O: laureate head of Apollo right
R: ΣMYPANIΩN, Homer seated left in himation, right hand raised to chin, left holding volume on his knees, transverse staff behind, magistrate Diogenes Euryd’s name on left ΔIOΓENHΣ / TOY
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Ionia, Smyrna mint, SNG Kayhan 59683 viewsIonia, Smyrna mint, 105-95 B.C. AE, 19mm 4.48g, SNG Kayhan 596
O: Turreted head of Tyche r.; dotted border
R: to right, ZMΥΡNAIΩN to left, MOΣXOΣ, Aphrodite Stratonikis standing right, left hand on column, holding wreath bearing Nike
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Ionia, Smyrna, (2nd. cent. B.C.), BMC 17, AE-13, ΣΜΥΡΝΑΙΩΝ/ΠAΡAMONOΣ, Magistrate Paramonos, Tripod, Rare! #149 viewsIonia, Smyrna, (2nd. cent. B.C.), BMC 17, AE-13, ΣΜΥΡΝΑΙΩΝ/ΠAΡAMONOΣ, Magistrate Paramonos, Tripod, Rare! #1
avers: No legend, laureate head of Apollo right.
reverse: ΣΜΥΡΝΑΙΩΝ/ΠAΡAMONOΣ, Magistrate Paramonos, Tripod.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 12,0-12,5mm, weight: 2,05g, axes: 0h,
mint: Ionia, Smyrna, date: 2nd. cent. B.C.,
ref: BMC 17, p-239, SNG Kayhan -,
Q-001
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Ionia, Smyrna, (c.75-50 B.C.), AE-23, SNG Cop 1211, Homer seated left, Very Rare!190 viewsIonia, Smyrna, (c.75-50 B.C.), AE-23, SNG Cop 1211, Homer seated left, Very Rare!
avers:- No legend, laureate head of Apollo right.
revers:- ΣΜΥΡΝΑΙΩΝ/MEΓAKΛHΣ, Homer seated left, holding book and resting chin on hand. Magistrate Megakles. Star in the field.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 23,5mm, weight: 12,11g, axes: 0h,
mint: Ionia, Smyrna, date:c. 75-50B.C., ref: SNG Cop 1211, Milne 379, BMC Ionia ???, Very Rare !
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J.G. Milne,"The Autonmous Coinage of Smyrna, Section III," Numismatic Chronicle, 1928, p. 145 for this variety. The whole article is pp. 131-171 and Plates VII-VIII. In the description do not forget the star in the field. This is one of the latest of Smyrna's autonomous issues." by djmacdo . Thanks.
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Ionia, Smyrna, 014 Nero (54-68 A.D.), AE-17, RPC 2486, Poppaea as Nike, advancing left,135 viewsIonia, Smyrna, 014 Nero (54-68 A.D.), AE-17, RPC 2486, Poppaea as Nike, advancing left,
avers: NEΡΩNA CEBACTON, Laureate head right.
reverse: NEIKHN ΠOΠΠAIA ZMYΡ, Poppaea as Nike, advancing left, holding wreath and cornucopiae.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter:17,5mm, weight: 4,10g, axis: h,
mint: Ionia, Smyrna, date: 62-65 A.D., ref: RPC 2486, Klose 31.,
Q-001
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Ionia, Smyrna, 075 Otacilia Severa (? - 249? A.D.), (third Neokoros), BMC 445, AE-22, Herakles,73 viewsIonia, Smyrna, 075 Otacilia Severa (? - 249? A.D.), (third Neokoros), BMC 445, AE-22, Herakles,
avers: - Μ-ΟΤΑΚΙΛ-CΕΟΥHΡΑ,
revers: - CMΥRNAIΩN Γ NEΩKORΩN, ( Γ are = third Neokoros), Herakles, naked, standing left, holding kantharos and club, lionskin over arm.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 22 mm, weight: 4,26 g, axis: 6 h,
mint: Ionia, Smyrna, date: B.C., ref: SNG Aulock 2232 (same obv. die), same obvers are Gordian III, SNG vA 2230 or BMC 445,
Q-001
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092_Valerian-II_(256-258_A_D_Caesar),_AE-21,_Ionia,_Smyrna,_Klose_1_8,_SNG_München_456,_255-60AD_Q-001_0h_20,7mm_3,85g-s~0.jpg
Ionia, Smyrna, 092 Valerian II. (256-258 A.D.), (third Neokoros), SNG München 456, AE-21, Herakles,108 viewsIonia, Smyrna, 092 Valerian II. (256-258 A.D.), (third Neokoros), SNG München 456, AE-21, Herakles,
avers: - ΠO ΛIK O VAΛEPIANOC, Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
revers: - CMΥRNAIΩN Γ NEΩKO/R ΩN, ( Γ are = third Neokoros), Herakles, naked, standing left, holding kantharos and club, lionskin over arm.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 20,7mm, weight: 3,85g, axis: 0h,
mint: Ionia, Smyrna, date: 255-260B.C., ref: SNG München 456, Klose 1.8, CNG Elec. Auc. 160 (3/2007), lot 198,
Q-001
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Ionia, Smyrna, 2nd-1st cent. BC. AE1119 viewsIonia, Smyrna, 2nd-1st cent. BC.

Obv. Laureate head of Apollo right
Rev. Lyre and name of Magistrate
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Ionia_Smyrna_Amazon_prow_AE19_3_47g.jpg
Ionia, Smyrna, Amazon / prow, AE1947 views19mm, 3.47g
obv: CMYPNA; draped bust of turreted Amazon Smyrna left, holding labrys over shoulder
rev: CMYPN[AIΩ]N; prow right
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Ionia, Smyrna, Antoninus Pius, BMC 34234 viewsAntoninus Pius, AD 138-161
AE 35, 25.20g, 34.91mm, 0°
struck under strategos Theudianos, c.147 AD
obv. [AV KAI T]I AI.ADRI - ANTWNEINOC
laureate head l.
rev. QEV[DIANOC] CTRA [ANEQHKE] CMYR - NAIOIC
Hippodameia, in long garment and veiled, stg. r., with l. hand lifting garment from her breast, with r. hand holding r.
hand of Pelops, who nude stg. frontal, ead turned l. and resting with raised l. hand on sceptre; both in slow Biga r.
in upper r. field PELO[PS]
ref. Klose series A (Sechser), 9; BMC Ionia, 342; SNG von Aulock 2213
scarce, F, stripped

The rev. legend is a standard formula meaning: The strategos Theudianos has this dedicated to the inhabitants of Smyrna.
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Ionia, Smyrna, Britannicus, RPC 247670 viewsBritannicus, son of Claudius, killed AD 55 by Nero
AE 16, 3.89g
struck AD 50-54 under the magistrates Philistos (stephanophoros) and Eikadios (strategos)
obv. Youthful bust of Britannicus, draped, bare-headed, r.
Below the neck ZMY
rev. EPI FILICTOV - EIKADIO / S
Nike, flying r., holding tropaion over l. shoulder
RPC 2476 (Nero as Caesar); BMC 283 (Britannicus); Klose 233, 37 (Britannicus)
very rare, VF (one of the nicest specimens)

It is discussed wether the obv. shows Britannicus or Nero. Britannicus was the son of Claudius with Messalina. Originally his name was Germanicus. After the victory of his father over Britannia he was renamed Britannicus. He was poisoned AD 55 in order of Nero.
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Ionia, Smyrna, Gordian III25 viewsAE 27mm (8.05 gm). Pollianos. Obv.: ·A· KA· M· ANT· ΓOPΔIANOC·, Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind. Rev.: CMVP Γ NЄ · ЄΠ ΠΩΛЄI/ ANOV·, tetrastyle temple with Tyche holding cornucopiae and rudder.

SNG von Aulock 2229 (same dies); RPC VII 303 (same dies).
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Ionia, Smyrna, Gordian III SNG von Aulock 223051 viewsGordian III AD 238-244
AE 21, 5.69g
(without name of magistrate)
obv. A KM ANT - GORDIANOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. CMVRNAIWN.G - NEWKORWN
Herakles, nude, stg. frontal, head l., holding club and lion-skin in l. arm, pouring from kantharos with r. hand
SNG von Aulock 2230; SNG München 3244; SNG Copenhagen 1397 (rev.); BMC Ionia, 445
rare, about VF/VF, oliv-green patina

Herakles with attributes of Dionysos! For more information look at the thread 'Coins of mythological interest'
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