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BLACK SEA AREA, KOLCHIS - AR Hemidrachm, circa 450-400 B.C.

weight 1,91gr. ; silver Ø 11mm.
obv. Female head right of archaistic style within pearls-circle
rev. Head of bull right within liniair circle, four  dots behind
Sear 3628var. ; BMC 5 ; SNG.Copenhagen 98-101var. ; McClean 7341var. ;
SNG.Stancomb 633-637var. ; Weber collection 4751 R
off-centre strike
vf-

195,00 



KINGDOM BOSPORUS - AE 22, circa 250-220 B.C.

Leukon II, circa 250 - 220 B.C.
weight 6,45gr. ; bronze Ø 22mm.
obv. Head of young Herakles right clad in skin of a lion
rev. Club and bow, BAΣIΛEΩC on right, ΛEYKΩNOΣ on left
Sear- ; BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; Lindgren collection- ; SNG.Stancomb- ;
MacDonald, Bosporus 30, 99 ; Weber collection- ; Anokhin 134
RR
attractive dark green patina
f/vf

135,00 



PONTOS, AMISOS - AR Drachm, 400 - 350 BC

weight 5,76gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.
obv. Head of Tyche of the city left, wearing turreted stephanos, hair rolled
rev. Owl standing facing on shield, wings spread,
in field AΦ - PO, below shield ΠEIΡA
Amisos was a flourishing Greek city on the Black Sea coast commanding an important trade route to the south. The city was founded in de 6th century BC. It was re-settled by Athenians in the following century and they renamed the place Peiraeeus. That cityname we also can read on this coin. In the 2nd century BC it regained its old name Amisos. Nowadays we know the city as Samsun
BMC-  ; SNG.Copenhagen 122 ; SNG.von Aulock- ; Malloy 1ac R
Very attractive coin with fine details and a lovely toning.
xf

850,00 



PONTOS, AMISOS - AE 29, circa 120-63 B.C.

time of Mithradates VI, 120 - 63 B.C.
weight 17,45gr. ; Ø 28mm.
obv. Head of Athena right, waering triple-crested helmet ornamented with pegasos
rev. Perseus standing facing, holding harpa and head of medusa, whose decapitated
body lies at his feet. In field left monogram.
BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock- ; Weber collection- ; Malloy 16p ;
Lindgren collection- RR
vf/vf-

165,00 



PONTOS, AMISOS - AE 20, 121 - 63 B.C.

Sear 3642 ; BMC 72 ; SNG.Copenhagen- ;
SNG.von Aulock- ; Malloy 4m
vf

80,00 



PAPHLAGONIA, AMASTRIS - AE 27, circa 120-63 B.C.

time of Mithradates VI, 120 - 63 B.C.
weight 18,92gr. ; Ø 27mm.
obv. Head of Athena right, waering triple-crested helmet ornamented with pegasos
rev. Perseus standing facing, holding harpa and head of medusa, whose decapitated
body lies at his feet, in field  AMAΣ - TPEΩN
cf. BMC 8 ; cf.SNG.Copenhagen 245 ; McClean- ;
Weber collection- ; SNG.von Aulock 155
R
minor weakness of strike, otherwise attractive coin with good details
vf

165,00 



PAPHLAGONIA, AMASTRIS - AE 19, 120-63 BC

time of Mithradates VI, 120 - 63 BC
weight 5,92gr. ; bronze Ø 19mm.
obv. Laurated head of Zeus right
rev. Eagle standing left, head turned to right, on thunderbolt,
monogram to left, AMAΣTΡE below
BMC 6 ; SNG.Copenhagen 249 ; SNG. von Aulock 158 ; Imhoof-Blumer 2,26
some minor traces of oxidation
xf- à vf/xf

125,00 



PAPHLAGONIA, SINOPE - AR Drachm, circa 480-450 BC

weight 5,98gr. ; silver Ø 15mm.
Struck according to the Aiginetic standard.
This drachm belongs to the first coins of Sinope. Rare.
obv. Head of eagle left, dolphin below
rev. Quadripartie incuse square; the alternate despressions
deeper with granulated surfaces and each containing pellet
BMC 3 ; SNG.Copenhagen 272 ; SNG.von Aulock 197 ;
Babelon, Traité Pl.XVII,1-8 ; McClean 7417 ; Sear 3688
R
vf

425,00 



PAPHLAGONIA, SINOPE - AR Drachme, 333 - 306 B.C.

Sear 3696var. ; BMC 13-20var. ; McClean- ;
SNG.Copenhagen 282var. ; SNG.von Aulok 6853
vf/xf à xf-

495,00 



BITHYNIA, KALCHEDON - AR Tetradrachme, ca 350 B.C.

Sear- ; Babelon,Traite page 181,no.25var. ; Weber collection- ;
SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock 486 ; SNG.BM.98
RR
vf/xf

1.575,00 



BITHYNIA, KALCHEDON - AR Tetrobol, 400 - 350 B.C

weight 2,51gr. ; Ø 15mm.
obv. Bull standing left on ear of corn, above KAΛX
rev. Incuse square of  "mill-sail" pattern
BMC 10 ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; Weber collection- ; SNG.von Aulock 484
small flancrack
vf/xf

125,00 



KINGDOM BITHYNIA - AE 16, 185-149 B.C.

Prusias II, 185 - 149
weight 3,85gr. ; bronze Ø 16mm.
obv. Portrait of Prusias right, wearing winged diadem
rev. Naked Herakles standing left, holding a lionskin and leaning on club,
monogram in lower right field, BAΣIΛEΩΣ on right, ΠPOYΣIOY on left
Sear 7268var. ; BMC 3-7var. ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock- ;
Corsten- ; SNG.Tübingen- ; Weber collection 4942var. ;  McClean 7533var. RR
With this monogram very rare. Attractive dark patina.
vf

145,00 



KINGDOM BITHYNIA - AR Tetradrachm, jr. 209 (=90-89 B.C.)

Nikomedes IV, 94 - 74 B.C.
weight 14,25gr. ; silver Ø 33,5mm.
obv. Diademed head of Nikomedes right
rev. Zeus standing left holding wreath and scepter, eagle and monogram before
BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock 6904 ; Waddington, Rec.gen.40 R
Small diebreak on obverse. Excellent coin of good style and with fine details. 
about xf

1.095,00 



MYSIA, ADRAMYTION - AE 13, circa 350 BC

weight 1,63gr. ; bronze Ø 13mm.
obv. Laurated portrait of Zeus facing
rev. Eagle standing left on altar, ADRA above

The city Adramytteion was a coastal town, located Northwest of Pergamon. A legend tell us that the city was founded by Adramys, a brother of the Lydian King Kroisos. The city is also mentioned in the New Testament (acts 27:2) when Apostle Paul whished to take a ship from Adramytteion to Sidon. Today it is the Turkish seaside resort of Edremit.

BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock - ; Slg.Klein 249 ;
von Fritze pag.10,5 (Pl.I,6) ; Babelon, Traité 2519 (Pl.170,16)
RR
Very rare bronze coin of good style, with a dark patina.
xf-/vf

225,00 



MYSIA, ADRAMYTION - AE 10, circa 350 B.C.

Sear- ; BMC- ; SNG.von Aulock- ;
SNG.Copenhagen- ; von Fritze pag. 10,2
RR
vf+ à vf/xf

195,00 



MYSIA, ASTYRA - AE 12, circa 395 B.C.

Satrap Tissaphernes, died 395 B.C.
weight 1,55gr. ; bronze Ø 12mm.
obv. Head of Tissaphernes right
rev. Blanc (normally cultstatue of Artemis Astyrene)
BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock-  ; cf. AINP,1986,pl.3,no.6 ;
cf. SNG.Paris 124A ; cf. Slg.Klein 253 RR    
This coin is regarded as one of the first with a realistic portrait of a ruler.
As cointype very rare. As one-sided struck very curious and unpublished.
vf-

145,00 



MYSIA, ATTAIOS - AE 24, circa 160-200 A.D.

weight 8,49gr. ; bronze Ø 24mm.
obv. Draped bust of Tyche right with kalathoson her head TYXH  ΠOΛEΩC  
rev. Athena standing left, holding phiale and shield  APX ACKΛH ATTAIΩN
Sear GIC.- ; BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen-  ; SNG. von Aulock 1068 ;
von Fritze page 118, no.351 ; SNG.Paris 132 R
Minor traces of oxidation on obverse. Attractive dark patina.
vf/vf-

135,00 



MYSIA, GAMBRION - AE 17, 350-320 B.C.

weight 3,99gr. ; bronze 17mm.
obv. Laurated head of Apollo right
rev. Large star with twelve rays G - A - M
Sear 3871 ; BMC 2 ; SNG.Copenhagen 146 ; SNG.von Aulock 1085 ;
von Fritze 420 ; SNG.Tübingen 2186 ; SNG.Paris 914
vf

85,00 



MYSIA, GAMBRION - AE 10, 3rd century B.C.

weight 1,06gr. ; Ø 10mm.
obv. Laureted head of Apollo right
rev. Tripod
BMC 22-25 ; SNG.Copenhagen 161-163 ; SNG. von Aulock 1089
f/vf

35,00 



MYSIA, HARPAGION - AE 10, circa 400-375

weight 1,19gr. ; bronze 10mm.
obv. Head of nymph right
rev. Fish right, beneath ear of corn, above APΠA
BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock 7251 (“2nd known piece”) ; McClean- ;
von Fritze 597 ; Sammlung Klein- ; SNG.Paris- ; Aufhauser Auktion 10, no.96
RRR
Only a few pieces are known from this cointype. Extremely rare.
f/vf

225,00 



MYSIA, IOLLA - AE 13, circa 350 B.C.

weight 1,72gr. ; bronze Ø 13mm.
obv. Laurated head of Zeus right
rev. Forepart of Pegasos right, ear of corn below, above IOΛ(ΛEΩN)
BMC 3 ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock 1163 ;
McClean- ; SNG.Paris- ; Slg.Klein 257var.
RRR
vf

195,00 



MYSIA, KYZIKOS - EL-Stater, circa 550-480 B.C.

Sear- ; BMC- (cf.87 = 1/6 stater) ; SNG.Paris- ;
SNG.Copenhagen- ; Von Fritze 89 (Plate III,8) ;
SNG.von Aulock-
extremely rare
vf/xf

14.950,00 



MYSIA, KYZIKOS - AR Tetartemorion, circa 520 - 510 B.C.

weight 0,15gr. ; Ø 7mm.
obv. Tunnyhead left
rev. Rough incusum
These first silver coins of Kyzikos were minted to the Persian standard.
BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock- ; Mitchiner ATAEC- (cf.634)
SNG.von Aulock7323-7324var.; Rosen collection- (cf.515)
RR
vf/xf

275,00 



MYSIA, KYZIKOS - AR 1/12 Stater of obol, 510-480 BC

weight 1,11gr. ; silver Ø 10mm.
obv.Forepart of running boar left, behind tunny upwards
rev. Head of roaring lion left within incuse square
Sear 3846 ; BMC 108; SNG.Copenhagen 45 ; SNG.von Aulock 1213 ;
von Fritze, Nomisma IX ,page 36, no.9 (plate V,10-11) ;
Mitchiner ACW.89-90 ; SNG.Delepierre 2514 ; Mitchiner ATAEC 643

vf

125,00 



MYSIA, KYZIKOS - AR 1/32 Stater or tritemorion, circa 480-450 BC

weight 0,38gr. ; silver Ø 10mm.
obv. Forepart of running boar left, behind tunny upwards
rev. Head of roaring lion left, star left above, within incuse square
BMC 120 ; SNG.Copenhagen 49 ; SNG.von Aulock- ; Sammlung Klein 265 ;
SNG.Paris 375 ; von Fritze , Nomisma IX, page 36, no.14 (plate V,16) ;
Mitchiner ACW.100 ; Mitchiner ATAEC-

Very attractive coin with excellent fine details. Rare this nice.
xf-

250,00 



MYSIA, KYZIKOS - AR 1/32 Stater, 480-450 BC

weight 0,39gr. ; silver Ø 9mm.
obv.Forepart of running boar left, retrograde K on shoulder, behind tunny upwards
rev. Head of  lion left, head of lionesss left above, within incuse square
BMC 119 ; SNG.Copenhagen - ; SNG.von Aulock- ; Sammlung Klein- ;
SNG.Paris 386 ; von Fritze, Nomisma IX , page 36, no.13 (plate V, 15) ;
Aufhäuser Auktion 10,101 ; Sear- RR
vf

160,00 



MYSIA, KYZIKOS - AR 1/32 Stater, 480-450 BC

weight 0,39gr. ; silver Ø 7mm.
obv.Forepart of running boar right, behind tunny upwards
rev. Head of  lion left, retrograde K left above, within incuse square
BMC 123 ; SNG.Copenhagen - ; SNG.von Aulock- ; Sammlung Klein- ;
SNG.Paris 390 ; von Fritze, Nomisma IX , page 36, no.16 (plate V, 19) ;
Mitchiner ACW.- ; Mitchiner ATAEC- ; Sear-
R

vf+

125,00 



MYSIA, KYZIKOS - EL 1/6 Stater, 450-400

weight 2,45gr. ; electron Ø 10,5mm.
obv. Head of Athena, wearing crested helmet, tunny beneath
rev. Quadripartite incuse square
Sear- ; BMC - ; SNG.von Aulock 1184 ; SNG.Copenhagen - ; SNG.Paris- ; Delepierre- ;
Rosen collection - ; von Fritze 67 ; McClean 7558 ; Babelon, Traité, Pl.VI,29
RR
Very rare coin of wonderful early classical style
vf/xf

1.650,00 



MYSIA, KYZIKOS - AR tetradrachm, 390-330 B.C.

weight 14,67gr. ; silver Ø 22mm.
obv. Head of Persophone left, wreather with corn and wearing veil wound rond head
rev. Lion’s head left, tunny left beneath, KY left above, II and wreath behind
BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock- ; von Fritze 23 ; SNG.Paris- ;
SNG.Tübingen- ; McClean- ; SNG.Delepierre- ; Jameson- ; McDonald- ;
Pozzi ; Babelon, Traité - ; Sear-
RRR
Wonderful coin of excellent classical style. Extremely rare.
vf

3.950,00 



MYSIA, KYZIKOS - AR Tetradrachm, 2nd century BC

weight 16,70gr. ; silver Ø 35,5mm.
obv. Portrait of Kore Soteira (or Apollonis ?) right,
hair adorned with wreat of  oak-leaves
rev. Flaming torch to left between KYZI / KHNΩN,
monogram aboven and below, all within oak-wreath
BMC- (cf.146) ; SNG.Copenhagen- (cf.66) ; SNG.von Aulock- (cf.1232) ;
McClean- (cf.7584) ; SNG.Paris- (cf.449-451) ; SNG.Tübingen- ;
Weber collection- (cf.5042)
RRR
Extremely rare coin, struck on a broad flan.
vf

2.775,00 



MYSIA, KYZIKOS - AE 17, 2nd century B.C.

weight 5,58gr. ; bronze Ø 17mm.
obv. Head of Kore Soteira right, wearing corn-wreath
rev. KV - monogram - Ι I within oak-wreath, monogram below
BMC- (cf.147) ; SNG.Copenhagen 71var. ; SNG.France 477var. ;
SNG.von Aulock 7353 ; von Fritze 24 (Pl.II,7)
R
attractive bronze coin with dark green patina
vf/xf

135,00 



MYSIA, LAMPSAKOS - AR Drachm, circa 500 - 450 B.C.

Sear- (cf.3876) ; BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen-(cf.182) ;
SNG.von Aulock- (cf.7391) ; Babelon, Traité- ;
SNG.Paris- (cf.1121)
extremely rare
vf/xf-

3.250,00 



MYSIA, LAMPSAKOS - AE 17, 4th century B.C.

Sear 3901var. ; BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen 203var. ;
SNG.von Aulock 1298var. ; SNG.Paris 1202
R
vf

80,00 



MYSIA, PARION - AR Hemidrachme, 350 - 300 BC

weight 2,51gr. ; silver Ø 12mm.
obv. Bull standing left, head turned right,  above ΠA , below PI and caduceus
rev. Gorgoneion head facing, surrounded by snakes
BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen - ; SNG.von Aulock- ; SNG.Paris - ;
McClean 5135 ; Mionnet II, pag.574, no.391 ; Sear- (cf. 3919)
RR
Wonderful Gorgoneion portrait. Very rare.
vf+/xf-

325,00 



MYSIA, PERGAMON - AR Diobol, 330 - 284 B.C.

weight 1,13gr. ; silver Ø 11mm.
obv. Head of young Herakles, clad in skin of a lion
rev. Cultus-statue of Athena facing, brandishing spear and holding shield,
from which hangs fillet, on left ΠEPΓAM
BMC 5-7 ; SNG.von Aulock 1349 ; SNG.Copenhagen 317 ; SNG.Paris 1558 ;
Weber collection 5159 ; Sear 3941 ; McClean 7668
vf-

95,00 



MYSIA, PERGAMON - AE 10, 310 - 284 B.C.

weight 0,83gr. ; bronze Ø 10mm.
obv. Head of young Herakles, clad in skin of a lion
rev. Head of Athena right, wearing crested Athenean helmet, ΠEΡ below
Sear 3958 ; BMC 22-23 ; SNG.von Aulock - ; McClean- ; SNG.Copenhagen 323 ;
Weber Collection 5165 ; SNG.Paris 1595 ; Slg.Klein 280 ; SNG.Tübingen -
vf

65,00 



MYSIA, PERGAMON - AE 10, 310 - 284 B.C.

weight 0,86gr. ; bronze Ø 10mm.
obv. Head of Athena right, wearing crested Athenean helmet
rev. Two stars, Θ above, ΠEPΓ below
Sear 3959 ; BMC 24 ; SNG.von Aulock - ; McClean- ; SNG.Copenhagen 325 ;
Weber Collection 5167 ; SNG.Paris 1567 ; Slg.Klein 281 ; SNG.Tübingen 2365
minor traces of oxidation
vf-

35,00 



MYSIA, PERGAMON - AE 16, 310 - 284 B.C.

weight 4,22gr. ; bronze Ø 17mm.
obv. Head of Athena left, wearing crested Corinthian helmet
rev. Head of bull left, owl behind, ΠEΡΓA below
Sear 3957 ; BMC 20-21 ; SNG.von Aulock 1352 ; McClean- ; SNG.Copenhagen 333 ;
Weber Collection 5163 ; SNG.Paris 1574 ; Slg.Klein - ; SNG.Tübingen – (cf. 2362)
attractive bronze coin with dark brown patina
vf

85,00 



MYSIA, PERGAMON - AE 19, 2nd/1st century B.C.

weight 7,67gr. ; bronze Ø 19mm.
obv. Head of Athena right, wearing crested helmet
rev. Trophee, AΘHNAΣ on right, NIKHΦOΡOY on left
Type without monogram on the reverse. Rare.
BMC 180 ; cf.  SNG.Copenhagen 393-395 ; cf. McClean 7695 ;
cf. Weber collection 5196 ;
SNG.Paris 1875 ; cf. von Fritze Pl.I, no.25 ;
cf. Sear 3960 ; cf. SNG.Tübingen 2425 ; cf. SNG.von Aulock 1374
R
very attractive bronze coin with dark patina
vf/vf+

135,00 



MYSIA, PERGAMON - AE 22, 2nd/1st century BC

weight 9,96gr. ; bronze Ø 22mm.
obv. Head of Athena right, wearing crested helmet
rev. Trophee, AΘHNAΣ on right, NIKHΦOΡOY on left, city-monogram right below
BMC 172-175 ;  SNG.Copenhagen 393-395 ; McClean 7695 ;
SNG.Paris 1875 ; SNG.Tübingen 2425 ;
von Fritze Pl.I, no.25 ;
Sear 3960 ; SNG.von Aulock 1374 ; Weber collection 5196

Seems to be overstruck on the planchet of an older coin.
Very large and heavy for this type. Dark patina.
vf/xf

185,00 



MYSIA, PERGAMON - AR Cistophoros,133 - 67 BC

weight 12,24gr. ; zilver Ø 28mm.
obv. Cista Mystica with half-open lid, from which a serpent emerges,
within heavy ivy-garland
rev. Two coiled serpents with heads erect, between them strung bow 
in case decorated with scroll pattern, to left citymonogram of Pergamon,
ΦI and  monogram above, snake-entwined thyrsus to right
BMC 123 ; SNG.Copenhagen 441 ; Weber collection- ; SNG.von Aulock 7484 ; 
SNG.Tübingen 2408 ; Pinder 119 ; Kleiner 1978, 50 ; McClean - ; SNG.Paris 1756

Very attractive coin with appealing tone.
vf/xf

225,00 



MYSIA, PERGAMON - AR Cistophoros,133 - 67 BC

weight 12,49gr. ; zilver Ø 26mm.
obv. Cista Mystica with half-open lid, from which a serpent emerges,
within heavy ivy-garland
rev. Two coiled serpents with heads erect, between them strung bow
in case decorated with scroll pattern, to left citymonogram of Pergamon,
monogram above, snake-entwined thyrsus to right
BMC - ; cf. SNG.Copenhagen 424 ; cf. SNG.von Aulock 7465 ;
cf. SNG.Tübingen 2387 ;
McClean - ;cf. Weber collection 5181 ; SNG.Paris- RR
Common cointype, but with this monogram very rare.
fr/vf à vf-

165,00 



MYSIA, PERGAMON - AE 18, 2nd/1st century B.C.

weight 8,78gr. ; bronze Ø 18mm.
obv. Laurated head of Asklepios right
rev. Snake coiled around netted omphalos, head erect,
AΣKΛHΠIOY on  right, ΣΩTHPOΣ on left
Sear 3967 ; BMC 158 ; SNG.von Aulock 1372 ; McClean 7690 ; SNG.Paris 1803 ;
Slg.Klein- (cf.285) ; Weber collection 5194 ; SNG.Copenhagen-
Short thick flan. Dark patina.
vf-

weight 8,78gr. ; bronze Ø 18mm.
obv. Laurated head of Asklepios right
rev. Snake coiled around netted omphalos, head erect, ASKLHPIOU on  right, SWTHROS on  left
Sear 3967 ; BMC 158 ; SNG.von Aulock 1372 ; McClean 7690 ; SNG.Paris 1803 ;
Slg.Klein- (cf.285) ; Weber collection 5194 ; SNG.Copenhagen-

Short thick flan. Dark patina.
vf-
75,00 



MYSIA, PERGAMON - AE 16, circa 133-67 BC

weight 3,71gr. ; bronze Ø 16mm.
obv. Laurated head of Asklepios right
rev. Snake-entwined Asklepian staff, AΣKΛHΠIOY on right,
ΣΩTHPOΣ on left
Sear 3968 ; BMC 151-152 ; SNG.von Aulock 1373 ; SNG.Tübingen 2418 ;
SNG.Paris 1828 ; Weber collection 5191 ;McClean 7686 ; SNG.Copenhagen 370

Attractive portrait of Asklepios. Dark patina.
vf+/vf

75,00 



MYSIA, PERGAMON - AE 16, circa 133-67 BC

weight 4,99gr. ; bronze Ø 16mm.
obv. Laurated head of Asklepios right
rev. Snake-entwined Asklepian staff, AΣKΛHΠIOY on right,
ΣΩTHPOΣ on left
Sear 3968 ; BMC 151-152 ; SNG.von Aulock 1373 ; SNG.Tübingen 2418 ;
SNG.Paris 1828 ; Weber collection 5191 ;McClean 7686 ; SNG.Copenhagen 370

Dark patina.
vf-/f

30,00 



MYSIA, PERGAMON - AE 20, 2nd/1st century B.C.

weight 9,70gr. ; bronze Ø 20mm.
obv. Head of Athena right, wearing crested helmet, EΠI ΠEPΓAMOY below
rev. Nikè standing right, holding palm and crowning legend ΠEPΓAMHNΩN   
cf. Sear 3974 ; BMC 142 ; SNG.von Aulock 1379 ; McClean 7683 ; SNG.Paris 1790 ;
Slg.Klein-  ; Weber collection 5184 ; SNG.Copenhagen 365
Some weakness and light scratches
f/vf

45,00 



MYSIA, PERGAMON - AE 20, circa 133-67 BC

weight 8,57gr. ; bronze Ø 20mm.
obv. Laurated head of Asklepios right
rev. Eagle with open wings standing left on thunderbolt,
head turned right ΠEP - ΓA - MHNΩN

cf. Sear 3976 ; BMC 144-146 ; cf. SNG.von Aulock 1380-1382 ; 
cf. SNG.Tübingen 2450 ;
SNG.Paris 1870-1871 ; Weber collection- ;
McClean-; cf. SNG.Copenhagen 377-379

vf-

85,00 



MYSIA, PERGAMON - AE 18, circa 40-60 AD

weight 3,83gr. ; bronze Ø 18mm.
obv. Youthful draped bust of the Roman Senate right ΘEON CYNKΛHTON
rev. Turred and draped bust of Roma right  ΘEAN PΩMHN 
BMC 205 ; cf. SNG.von Aulock 1385 ; SNG.Paris 1964 ; RPC.2374
SNG.Tübingen 2452 ; SNG.Paris 1870-1871 ; Weber collection 5201 ;
cf. McClean 7708 ; cf. SNG.Copenhagen 446 ; Sear GIC.4910

vf-

55,00 



MYSIA - KINGDOM OF PERGAMON - AR Tetradrachm, Pergamon, circa 263-250 BC

Eumenes I, 263 – 241
In the name of Philetairos.
weight 16,94gr. ; silver Ø 30mm.
obv. Laurated head of Philetairos right
rev. Athena enthroned left, wearing Corinthian helmet,
holding spear and placing her right hand on shield to left,
small Sphinx behind her on throne, AΘ-monogram on the side
of the throne, ivy-leaf in front, bow outer right  ΦIΛETAIPOY
BMC 35var.  ; SNG. von Aulock 1355 ; SNG.Copenhagen 334 ;
SNG.Paris 1606 ; Westermark Group III, obv. die XXVIII ; cf. Sear 7220
R
Sharply struck in high relief. Beautiful coin of the best Hellenistic style
with excellent details. Lovely example for this issue.
xf

6.950,00 



MYSIA - KINGDOM OF PERGAMON - AR Tetradrachm, 241 -197 B.C.

Attalos I Soter, 241 - 197 B.C.
weight 16,55gr. ; silver Ø 28mm.
obv. Laurated head of Philemairos right
rev. Athena enthroned left, crowning legend, ivy-leaf,
ΦIΛETAIPOY  and EYMO-monogram to left, bow to right
Sear 7222 ; BMC 42 ; SNG.von Aulock 1359var. ; SNG.Paris 1622 ; 
SNG.Copenhagen 339 ;
Westermark V.CIII.A./R2.2
vf- à f/vf

365,00 



MYSIA - KINGDOM OF PERGAMON - AE 17, 159-138 BC

Attalos II, 159 - 138 B.C.
weight 5,07gr. ; bronze Ø 17mm.
obv. Head of Athena right, wearing crested helmet
rev. Couled serpent right, M above, ΦIΛETAIPOY in field to right
cf. Sear 7228 ; BMC 80 ; SNG.Copenhagen 347 ; SNG.von Aulock- (cf.7455) ;
SNG.Paris 1658 ; McClean- ; Slg.Klein- (cf.283) ; Weber collection 5179

f/vf

35,00 



MYSIA - KINGDOM OF PERGAMON - AE 17, circa 200-133 B.C.

Anonymous issue, in name of the dynasty′s founder Philetairos
weight 3,47gr. ; bronze Ø 17mm.
obv. Head of Athena right, wearing crested helmet
rev. Thyrsos, ΦIΛETAIPOY on right
BMC 70 ; SNG.Copenhagen 342 ; Sear 7229 ;
SNG.von Aulock- ; SNG.Paris 1674

f/vf

35,00 



MYSIA - KINGDOM OF PERGAMON - AE 12, circa 200-133 B.C.

Anonymous issue, in name of the dynasty′s founder Philetairos
weight 1,62gr. ; bronze Ø 12mm.
obv. Head of Athena right, wearing crested helmet
rev. Bow, ΦIΛE above TAIPOY below, ivy-leaf  in field to right
cf. Sear 7233 ; cf. BMC 54-59 ; cf.SNG.Copenhagen 348-350 ; cf. SNG Leipzig 1094 ;
cf. SNG.von Aulock 1364-1365 ;
cf. SNG.Paris 1682-1687 ; cf. SNG.Tübingen 2370 ;
Lindgren collection- ; McClean- ; Slg.Klein- (cf.284) ; cf.Weber collection 5172
RRR
Extremely rare variety with ivy-leaf on reverse. Dark green patina.
f/vf

125,00 



MYSIA, PRIAPOS - AE 9, circa 300 B.C.

weight 0,87gr. ; Ø 9mm.
obv. Head op Apollo right
rev. Shrimp, tunny above
extremely rare cointype in excellent condition
BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock- ; Slg.Klein- ;
Lindgren collection- ; SNG.Tübingen- ; Weber collection-
RRR
vf/xf

265,00 



MYSIA, ISLAND OF PROKONNESSOS - AR Tetrobol, circa 410-405 B.C.

weight 2,41gr. ; silver Ø 12mm.
obv. Laurated head of Aphrodite left, hair in sakkos
rev. Ionochoë between  ΠPO - KON
In ancient times the island was called Proikonesos or Prokonnesso, Latinized as Proconnesus. The modern name “Marmara”, is derived from the Greek marmaron “crystalline rock”, “shining stone”, because it was famous for the white marble quarried there. Historical evidence of the first Hellenic precence on the island of Prononnessos came with the early colonization of Ionian Greeks in the 8th century BC. Stories and legends identify the island as a visiting place of Jason and the Argonauts and with the Hellenic expedition against Troy. In 493 BC it was burned by a Phoenician fleet for Darius. In 410 Alcibiades conquered it for Athens. This coin was struck shortly after this event. Very rare.
BMC 3 ; SNG.Copenhagen 551 ; SNG.von Aulock 1437 ; SNG.Tübingen 2504 ;
Thompson, The coinage of Proconnesus, RN 1965, pag.30-35, plaat 1,4 ;
SNG.Delepierre 2545 ;SNG.France 2415 ;
Aufhäuser, Auktion 21, 17 March 2009, no.106 (xf-  € 1900 + 15%) RR
vf

1.395,00 



TROAS, ABYDOS - AE 17, 350-300 B.C.

weight 6,60gr. ; bronze Ø 17mm.
obv. Laurated head of Apollo right
rev. Eagle standing rechts, omphalos bfor, ABY behind
BMC-  ; SNG.von Aulock – (cf.1444) ; SNG.Copenhagen- (cf.25) ;
SNG.München- ; Weber Coll.- ; Lindgren Coll.- ; McClean-
RRR
vf- à f/vf

165,00 



TROAS, ALEXANDRIA - AE 20, circa 200-260 A.D.

weight 5,12gr. ; bronze Ø 20mm.
obv. Turred bust of tyche right  COL TROA
rev. She-wolf standing right. suckling the twins Romulus and Remus
cf. Sear GIC.4919 ; BMC 60 ; cf. SNG. von Aulock 1465 ;
cf. SNG.Copenhagen 104 ; cf. SNG.München 65 ; cf. Bellinger A495
Some adjustrmarks. Dark patina.
vf-

85,00 



TROAS, ASSOS - AR Hemiobol, circa 450-400 BC

weight 0,47gr. ; silver Ø 9mm.
obv. Griffin lying to the right
rev. Head of lion right AΣΣOON, within square incuse
Sear- ; cf .BMC 3 ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.München- ; SNG.Tübingen- ;
SNG.von Aulock- ; Weber collection  5318var. ; Sammlung Klein- ;
SNG.Kayhan- ; cf. Rosen collection 528 ; Babelon, Traité Pl.CLXIII,26
RR
f/vf

145,00 



TROAS, ASSOS - AR Tetrobol, circa 350 B.C.

weight 2,94gr. ; silver Ø 13mm.
obv. Head of Athena left, wearing crested helmet wreathed with olive
rev. Bull′s head facing, around AΣ ΣI ON
BMC 6 ; SNG.Copenhagen 226 ; SNG.München 151 ; SNG.von Aulock- ;
Weber collection- ; Sear 4047 ; Boston Museum Catalogue 1627 ;
McClean 7795 ; Babelon, Traité, pl. CLXIII,30
RR
vf-

650,00 



TROAS, DARDANOS - AE 11, circa 350-300 B.C.

weight 2,09gr. ; bronze Ø 11mm.
obv. Horseman, waering petasos and chlamys , running right
rev. Cock standing left , DAR  to left
Sear-(cf. 4081) ; cf. BMC 13 ; SNG.Copenhagen 296 ; SNG.von Aulock - ; Slg.Klein- ;
SNG.Tübingen 2580 ; SNG.München 179var. ; McClean- (cf.7811)
RR
vf

135,00 



TROAS, GARGARA - AE 9, 400 - 350 B.C.

weight 0,82gr. ; Ø 9mm.
obv. Laurated head of Apollo right
rev. Horse galloping right
BMC 12 ; SNG.von Aulock 7599 ; SNG.Copenhagen 326-331
vf-, minor oxidation

40,00 



TROAS, GARGARA - AE 9, circa 350 B.C.

weight 0,63gr. ; bronze Ø 9 mm.
obv. Laurated head of Apollo right
rev. Horse jumping right, above
ΓAP
BMC 12 ; SNG.Copenhagen 326-331 ; SNG.von Aulock 7599 ;
SNG.München 191 ; SNG.Tübingen 2588var. ; Slg.Klein 306
S
vf/xf

75,00 



TROAS, HAMAXITOS - AE 16, circa 350-310 B.C

weight 4,03gr. ; bronze 4,03gr.
Hamaxitos was a coastal town situated south of Alexandreia Troas.
This city possessed the temple of Apollo Smintheos within its territory.
The population were removed to Alexandreia at the end of the fourt century.
In the decades before that removal, this coin was struck. Very rare.
obv. Laurated head of Apollo left
rev. Lyre between AMA - ΞI
BMC 1 ; SNG.von Aulock-(vgl.7601) ; McClean- ; Slg.Klein- ; SNG.München- ;
Weber collection- ; Sear 4100 ; SNG.Copenhagen 343 ; SNG.Tübingen-
RR
attractive dark green patina
vf-

165,00 



TROAS, KEBREN - AR Tritartemorion, circa 480-450 B.C.

weight 0,65gr. ; silver Ø 8mm.
obv. Head of Ram left
rev. Quadriartite incuse square
Sear 4063 ; BMC 5 ; SNG.München- ; Slg. Klein- (cf.312) ; SNG.Tübingen- ;
Rosen collection- ; SNG.von Aulock- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ;
Weber collection- (cf.5350) ; McClean- (cf.7803)
RR
Very rare demonination.
vf

235,00 



TROAS, KEBREN - AE 10, 350-310 B.C.

weight 0,92gr. ; bronze Ø 10mm.
obv. Laurated head of Apollo right, K - E in field
rev. Head of Ram right
Sear 4071 ; BMC 23 ; SNG.Tübingen 2635 ; SNG.Copenhagen 263 ;
SNG.von Aulock 1550 ; SNG.München 287 ; Slg.Klein 313
vf

60,00 



TROAS, KOLONE - AE 16, 350-310 B.C.

weight 5,92gr. ; bronze Ø 16mm.
obv. Head of Athena right, wearing crested Athenean helmet
rev. Large star with eight rays, between the rays K O Λ Ω N A Ω N
Sear 4074 ; cf. BMC 2 ; SNG.Copenhagen 277 ; Babelon, Traité Plate CLXIV, 11 ;
Slg.Klein –(cf.3150) ;  SNG.Tübingen- (cf.2647) ; SNG.München- (cf.289) ;
Weber collection- (cf.5359) ; McClean 7809 ; SNG.von Aulock 1552
R
vf-/vf

135,00 



AEOLIS, AIGAI - AE 10, 3rd century B.C.

weight 1,10gr. ; bronze Ø 10mm.
obv. Laurated head of Apollo right
rev. Head of goat right
BMC 6-8var. ; SNG.Copenhagen 5 ; SNG.von Aulock 1593 ;
SNG.Tübingen 2679 ; Sammlung Klein 327
vf-

55,00 



AEOLIS, AIGAI - AR tetradrachm, circa 190-150 B.C.

weight 16,50gr. ; silver Ø 31mm.
obv. Laurated head of Apollo right, bow and quiver at neck
rev. Naked Zeus standing left, holding eagle and scepter, monogram on left,
on right AIΓAIEΩN, all within oak-wreath
Sear 4164 ; BMC 9 ; SNG.von Aulock 1594 ; Weber collection- ;
SNG.Copenhagen 6 ; SNG.Tübingen- ; SNG.München 357 ; McClean-
RR
vf

1.950,00 



AEOLIS, AIGAI - AE 13, 2nd / 1st century BC

weight 2,05gr. ; bronze Ø 13mm.
obv. Draped bust of Hermes right, wearing petasos
rev. Forepart of goat right, monogram above,
monogram in front, AIΓAEΩN below
BMC-  ; SNG.von Aulock - ; SNG.Copenhagen 14var. ;
Weber collection 5467var. ; Lindgren collection- ; Sammlung Klein- ;
SNG.Tübingen- ; SNGMünchen.- ; McClean- ; Sear-
RR
Very attractive bronze coin of good style and with fine details.
xf-/vf+

225,00 



AEOLIS, KYME - AR Hemiobol, circa 450 BC

weight 0,46gr. ; silver Ø 7mm.
obv. Head of eagle left  K Y
rev. Incuse square of “mill-sail” pattern
BMC 11 ; SNG.Copenhagen 32 ; SNG.von Aulock 1623 ; SNG.München- ;
Sammlung Klein 333 ; Rosen Collection 538 ; SNG.Kayhan 84-89var. ;
SNG.Tübingen- ; McClean 7878 ; Babelon, Traité Pl.CLVII,8 ; Sear 4174
R
vf/xf

195,00 



AEOLIS, KYME - AR Hemiobol, circa 350 B.C.

weight 0,29gr. ; silver Ø 7mm.
obv. Forepart of horse right
rev. Rosette, between the leaves T - I - M - A
BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock- ; Babelon, Traité- (cf.2061) ;
Sammlung Klein- (cf.334) ; Rosen collection- ; SNG.Kayhan- (cf.91)
RRRR
The legend "Tima" , on the reverse, probably refers to a local ruler of Kyme.
Unpublished and of the highest rarity.
vf

485,00 



AEOLIS, KYME - AE 10, circa 350-320 BC

weight 1,31gr. ; bronze Ø 10mm.
obv. Eagle standing left, AP to left
rev. One-handle vase between K - Y
BMC - (cf. 16-20) ; SNG.Copenhagen- (cf.44-45)  ;
SNG.von Aulock- (cf.1625)  ; SNG.München- (cf. 443-445) ;
cf. SNG.Tüngen 2690 ; Sammlung Klein- ; Sear- (cf. 4186) ; McClean- ;
Weber collection- (cf. 5489) ; Lindgren collection- (cf. 390)
RRR
Seems to be unpublished in the important reference works. Extremely rare.
vf-/vf

160,00 



AEOLIS, KYME - AR Tetradrachme, circa 165-140 B.C.

weight 16,40gr. ; silver Ø 30mm.
obv. Head af amazone Kyme right, hair bound with ribbon
rev. Horse standing right, one-handled vase in frot below  
KYMAIΩN MHTPOΦANHΣ, all within laurel-wreath
Sear 4183var. ; BMC 74 ; SNG.Copenhagen 104 ; 
SNG.von Aulock- ; SNG. Delepierre 2557 ; Oakley MN27, page 21f

attractive coin of fine classical style
vf/vf+

695,00 



AEOLIS, KYME - AE 15, 2nd / 1st century B.C.

weight 4,00gr. ; Ø 15mm.
obv. Artemis standing right, holding long torch and clasping hands with
Amazon Kyme, standing left holding spear
rev. Two figures in slow quadriga right, one of them holding long scepter
BMC 96 ; SNG.Copenhagen 113 ; SNG.von Aulock 1644
vf-, dark patina

85,00 



AEOLIS, MYRINA - AE 10, circa 300 - 250 BC

weight 1,16gr. ; bronze 10mm.
obv. Head of Athena right, wearing crested helmet
rev. Amphora, MY - PI in field below
SNG.von Aulock 1659var. ; SNG.Copenhagen 216 ; BMC 24-26var. R
vf

65,00 



AEOLIS, MYRINA - AR Tetradrachme, 2nd Century B.C.

weight 16,96gr. ; silver Ø 31mm.
obv. Laurated head of Apollo of Grynion right
rev. Apollo of Grynion standing right, holding phiale and laurel-branch with fillets;
Omphalos and amphora at feet, behind two monograms and MYRINAI
ΩN
BMC- (vgl.6) ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG. von Aulock - ; Sacks 30 ; McClean- ;
SNG.München- ; SNG.Tübingen-
RRR
Wonderful coin in mintstate of great classical style and fineness. Missing is most
reference works and collections. Extremely rare coin in a perfect condition.
about unc

4.500,00 



AEOLIS, MYRINA - AE 17, 2nd century BC

weight 3,81gr. ; bronze 17mm.
obv. Laurated head of Apollo right
rev. Amphora, lyre on right, MY - PI in field below
BMC 27 ; SNG.Copenhagen 224 ; SNG.von Aulock 1666 ; SNG.München 571 ;
SNG.Tübingen 2712 ; Sammlung Klein 340 ; McClean 7949 ; Weber Coll.5368 ; 
Lindgren Collection 411 ; Sear 4220

vf-  à f/vf

45,00 



LESBOS - Bilj. 1/10(?) Stater, circa 520-500 B.C.

Sear 3488var. ; BMC 13var. ; SNG.von Aulock 287 ;
Rosen collection 543var. ; Slg.Klein 348var.
RR
vf

375,00 



LESBOS, MYTILENE - EL 1/6 Stater, circa 521-478 BC

weight 2,50gr. ; Electron 10mm.
obv. Head of lion right
rev. Incuse head of calf right
Sear 4240 ; BMC 19-22 ; SNG.Copenhagen 301 ; McClean 7968  ;
SNG.von Aulock 1685 ; Rosen Collection 554 ; Bodenstedt pl.51,13 ;
SNG.Kayhan 100 ; Babelon, Traité, Pl.CLIX,3
vf/vf+

895,00 



LESBOS, MYTILENE - EL 1/6 Stater, circa 478-455 B.C.

weight 2,52gr. ; electrom Ø 10mm.
obv. Ram′s head right, cock standing left beneath
rev. Bull′s head right
BMC- (cf. 11) ; SNG.von Aulock- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ;
McClean 7967 ; Babelon, Traité Pl. CLIX, 3 ;
Rosen Collection- ; Bodenstedt pl.52,27 (9 pieces listed) RR
Wonderful masterpiece of the finest style. Extremely rare this nice.
xf

3.950,00 



LESBOS, MYTILENE - AE 12, circa 350-250 B.C.

weight 2,38gr. ; bronze Ø 12mm.
obv. Head of Aphrodite right, hair in spendone
rev. Lyre, star left below  MY - TI
BMC 37-40var. ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock- ;
Slg.Klein 353 ; Sear 4271var.
RR
vf-

140,00 



IONIA, EARLIEST COINAGE - EL 1/6 Stater, circa 650-600 B.C.

weight 2,02gr. ; electrum Ø 9mm.
obv. Lionshead left
rev. Incusum with pattern
I concerns here one of the earliest coins ever struck. Based on finds, it is probably
struck in an Ionian city. Michael Mitchiner suggests Kolophon or Priene. Very rare.
BMC-(vgl.pl.II,4); Weber Coll.-; SNG.Copenhagen-; SNG.von .Aulock-; Weidauer-;
Vismara-; Babelon,Traité-; Rosen Coll.-(vgl.276); Kraay vgl.61; vgl.ATAEC 245
RR
vf+

3.350,00 



IONIA, UNCERTAIN MINT - EL 1/48 Stater, circa 600-560 BC

weight 0,62gr. ; electrum Ø 7mm.
obv. Swastika
rev. Incusum with rough pattern
These fairly crude Phocaic standard swastika coins have no links
with Phokaia or Theos. The other north Ionian cities to consider
as possible mints are Smyrna, Clazomenai and Erythrae.
Traité I,237 ; Weidauer- ; SNG.Kayhan 702 ; McClean 8028 ;
Rosen collection- ; Mitchiner ATAEC 183 ; Sear-
RR
xf-

750,00 



IONIA, EPHESOS - EL 1/24 Stater, circa 555-540 BC

Phanes, circa 555-540 BC
weight 0,58gr. ; electrum Ø 6mm.
obv. Forepart of stag right, with head looking back
rev. Square punch mark with geometric pattern

Round 550 BC we see a coinage of electrum coins, attributed to Ephesos, which show a stag on the obverse. On the staters we see the legend ΦANEOS EMIΣHMA, the smaller denominations are without legend. It is considered likely that Phanes was a merchant or perhaps tyrant of Ephesos who adopted an emblem of the presiding goddess of Ephesos (stag) as his badge at some date later than the time when Ephesos was dedicated to Artemis on occasion of Croesus’ siege of the city, circa 558 BC. The stag was an attribute of Artemis, the patron goddess of Ephesos, so Ephesos is considered as the most likely mint for this serie. Very rare.

BMC-; SNG.Copenhagen-; SNG.von Aulock 7773 ;
Weidauer-(vgl.36-37=1/12 stater); Babelon,Traité-; Boston MFA-;
vgl.Zhuyuetang 9; Rosen Coll.- ; Mitchiner ATAEC 236 ; Sear-
RR
vf

1.450,00 



IONIA, EPHESOS - AR 1/64 Stater, 546 - 500 B.C.

weight 0,21gr. ; silver Ø 7mm.
obv. Bee
rev. Eagleshead right
BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen 211var. ; SNG.von Aulock 7816var. ;
Karwiese, serie IV, type 5 (no.33) ; Head-
RR
vf-/fr+

125,00 



IONIA, EPHESOS - AR 1/12 Stater of obol, circa 540-520

weight 0,64gr. ; silver Ø 7mm.
obv. Bee
rev. Rough incuse punch
BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock- ; Rosen Collection- ;
McClean- ; Sammlung Klein- (cf. 356-357) ; SNG.Kayhan- (cf. 115) ;
Karwiese serie V ; Sear-
RRR
This denomination clearly belongs to Karwiese serie V (circa 540-520 BC).
Karwiese only registrated drachms and hemidrachms from this serie. Smaller
denominations were not known to him. Also in other important reference works,
this denomination is not published. Extremely rare.
vf+

375,00 



IONIA, EPHESOS - AR Drachme, 525-475 B.C.

weight 3,33gr. ; silver Ø 16mm.
obv. Bee, around  EΦEΣION
rev. Quadripartite incuse square
BMC 12-13 ; SNG.Copenhagen 210 ;
SNG. von Aulock 7819 ; Head Plate I,13
R
off-centre strike
vf

225,00 



IONIA, EPHESOS - AE 8, circa 400 BC

weight 0,41gr. ; bronze 8mm.
obv. Bee

rev. Stag′s head right deviding E - Φ
BMC-  ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock- ; Sammlung Klein- ;

Head- ; SNG.Kayhan 147 (Phygela hoard) ; Lindgren collection- ; Weber collection- ;
McClean- ; cf.Lindgren III, 345 ; SNG.Tübingen ; SNG.München- (cf.34) ; Sear-
RR

The smallest, and probably earliest, bronze coin of Ephesos. Very rare.
vf-

125,00 



IONIA, EPHESOS - AR Tetradrachme, 390-330 BC

magistrate Thrasilochos
weight 14,96gr. ; silver Ø 23mm.
obv. Bee dividing E - Φ
rev. Forepart of stag to right, looking back, palm-tree behind, ΘΡAΣYΛOXOΣ before
BMC 46 ; Head page 35 ; SNG.Copenhagen 224 ; SNG.München- ;
SNG.von Aulock 7822 ; Weber collection 5838 ; SNG.Tübingen- ;
Babelon, Traité 1883 ; McClean 8073 ; Sear- (cf.4371-1473)

obverse slightly off-centre
vf-

675,00 



IONIA, EPHESOS - AR Tetradrachm, 390-330 BC

magistrate Menesarchos
weight 14,466gr. ; silver Ø 23mm.
obv. Bee dividing E - Φ
rev. Forepart of stag to right, looking back, palm-tree behind, MNHΣAPXOΣ before
BMC - ; Head page 35 ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock- ; Weber collection- ;
SNG.Tübingen- ; McClean - ; Babelon, Traité 1883.74 ; SNG.München- ;
Isegrim 45713 ; Sear- (cf.4371-1473)
RRR
Very minor roughness. Attractive coin with good details. Extremely rare magistrate.
vf/xf

1.850,00 



IONIA, EPHESOS - AR Diobol, 390-330 BC

weight 1,00gr. ; silver Ø 10mm.
Struck according to the Rhodian standard.
obv. Bee, E - Φ in upper field
rev. Two stag’s heads confronted, E Φ  above
BMC 53 ; SNG.Copenhagen 242 ; SNG.von Aulock 1835 McClean- ;
SNG.München 32 ; Slg.Klein 374 ; SNG.Kayhan 194 ; Sear 4375

Very attractive coin with fine details.
xf-/vf

285,00 



IONIA, EPHESOS - AE 10, 350-288 BC

weight 0,78gr. ; bronze Ø 10mm.
obv. Bee, E - Φ in upperfield
rev. Stag kneeling left, head turned right, astragalos above, .. OIΣAMO …on left
BMC- (cf. 65-67) ; SNG.Copenhagen- (cf. 254-255) ; SNG.von Aulock- ;
Head-; Lindgren collection- ; Weber collection- ; McClean- ; SNG.Tübingen ;
SNG.München- ; Sear- (cf. 4403)
RRR
Unpublished in the important reference works. Extremely rare.
vf

160,00 



IONIA, EPHESOS - AE 13, circa 350-300 B.C.

weight 1,89gr. ; bronze 13mm.
obv. Bee deviding E - Φ in upperfield

rev. Stag kneeling left, head turned right, astragalos above, .. PAIO…on left side
BMC- (cf. 58-67) ; SNG.Copenhagen- (cf. 254-255) ; SNG.von Aulock- ;

Head-; Lindgren collection- ; Weber collection- ; McClean- ; SNG.Tübingen ;
SNG.München- ; Sear- (cf. 4403) RRR
Unpublished in the important reference works. Extremely rare.
Some minor traces of oxidation.
fr/zfr à f+

85,00 



IONIA, EPHESOS - AE 11, circa 280-258 BC

weight 1,44gr. ; bronze Ø 11mm.
obv. Female head left
rev. Bee between E - Φ
BMC 68 ; SNG.Copenhagen 256 ; SNG.von Aulock 1839 ; 
SNG.München 52 ; SNG.Tübingen- ; McClean- ; Weber collection 5850 ;
Lindgren collection- ; Slg. Klein 378 ; Head plate III, 16 ; Sear 4409

vf+

75,00 



IONIA, EPHESOS - AR Cistophoros, 133 - 67 B.C.

Sear 4393var. ; BMC 158 ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock- R
vf

165,00 



IONIA, ERYTHRAI - EL 1/6 Stater, 550-500 B.C.

Sear- ; BMC 7 ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock 1942 ;
Babelon,Traitê Pl.5,1 ; SNG.München- ; SNG.Tübingen- ;
Weber Collection 5908 ; McClean 8138
R
vf

1.295,00 



IONIA, ERYTHRAI - AR Obol, circa 480-450 BC

weight 0,86gr. ; silver Ø 12mm.
obv. Pegasos flying right
rev. Flower, E P Y Θ around
BMC 33 ; SNG.Copenhagen561 ; SNG.von Aulock- ; 
SNG.Tübingen- ; SNG.München- ; McClean- ; Sear 4420
RR
Very minor roughness. Dark patina. Very rare.
f/vf à vf-

165,00 



IONIA, ERYTHRAI - AE 9, circa 450 - 400 B.C.

weight 0,97gr. ; Ø 9mm.
obv. Bearded head of Herakles in lionskin right
rev. Head of bull right
BMC 38-40 ; SNG.Copenhagen 564 ; SNG.von Aulock 1946 ; Slg.Klein 388
vf-/vf, dank patina

65,00 



IONIA, ERYTHRAI - AR Drachme 330-300 BC

weight 3,24gr. ; silver Ø 15mm.
In style of  the Macedonian silver and bronze coins of Alexander the Great.
This cointype normally shows the name of a magistrate between club and bow in case.
Not this coin. It is without magistrate′s  name. Extremely rare.
obv. Head of Young Herakles clad in lion′s skin
rev. Club and  bow in case, EPY above
BMC- (cf.43) ; SNG.von Aulock- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; Weber collection- (cf. 5924) ;
McClean- (cf. 8152) ; SNG.Tübingen- ; SNG.München- (cf. 304) ; Sear- (cf.4423)
RRR
vf-

550,00 



IONIA, ERYTHRAI - AE 22, circa 330 - 300 BC

weight 10,65gr. ; bronze 22mm.
imitation of the Macedonian bronzes of Alexander the Great
obv. Head of Young Herakles clad in lion′s skin
rev. IΩΠΥΡOΣ between bow in case and club, EPY and strigilos below
BMC 92 ; SNG.von Aulock- ; SNG.Copenhagen 523 ; Weber collection 5945 R
vf

175,00 



IONIA, KLAZOMENAI - AR Stater, 550-500 B.C.

Sear 3501 ; BMC 6 ; SNG.von Aulock 1981 ;
SNG.Copenhagen 1 ; SNG.München 450 ;
Weber Collection 5739 ; Mc Clean 8033
R
vf

1.150,00 



IONIA, KLAZOMANAI - AR Diobol, 525-500 BC

weight 0,92gr. ; silver Ø 9mm.
obv. Forepart of winged boar right
rev. Incuse square, roughly quarted
BMC 11 ; SNG.von Aulock 1983 ; SNG.Copenhagen 4 ; Sammlung Klein 391;
Weber collection 5743 ; SNG.München 252 ; McClean -  ; cf. Sear 3503

vf-

175,00 



IONIA, KOLOPHON - AR 1/96 Stater or hemi-tetartemorion, circa 510-493 BC

weight 0,17gr. ; silver Ø 5mm.
Minted to the heavy version of the Babylonian 15-shekel standard;
Stater of 14,54 grams, tetartemorion 0,303 gram.
obv. Archaic and slightly prognathic female head left, with long hair arranged in ringlets
rev. Incuse square, roughly quartered
BMC- ; SNG.von Aulock 1810 ; Mitchiner ACW.51 ; Mitchiner ATAEC.459 ;
SNG.Tübingen 2747; SNG.Kayhan 343 ; SNG.München- ; McClean - ;
Slg.Klein 358 ; Rosen collection 386 ; Sear-
R
vf

125,00 



IONIA, KOLOPHON - AR Tritemiorion, circa 490-470 B.C.

weight 0,34gr. ; silver Ø 8mm.
obv. Laurated head of Apollo right
rev. Quadripartite incuse square
SNG.Copenhagen- ; BMC- ; SNG.von .Aulock 7904 ; Mitchiner ACW.58 ;
Mitchiner ATAEC.469 ; SNG.Kayhan-
R
Minor edge damage. Fine style.
vf

125,00 



IONIA, KOLOPHON - AR Drachm, 390-350 B.C.

weight 3,42gr. ; silver Ø 15mm.
obv. Laurated head of Apollo left
rev. Lyre  ΚΟΛΟΦΩ  ΑΣΤΥ (...)
BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock- ; Weber collection- ; Waddington 1486 ; 
SNG.München- ; SNG.Tübingen- ; McClean- ; Milne 63 RR
very rare coin of fine classical style
vf

950,00 



IONIA, KOLOPHON - AR Diobol, circa 390-350 B.C.

weight 1,03gr. ; silver Ø 11mm.
obv. Laurated head of Apollo left
rev. Lyre  ΚΟΛΟΦΩ  ΤΗΛΕΦΑ
BMC 11 ; SNG.von Aulock- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ;
Weber collection- ; SNG.Tübingen-
RR
fine classical style
vf/vf-

195,00 



IONIA, KOLOPHON - AE 11, circa 350 B.C.

weight 1,17gr. ; Ø 11mm.
obv. Head of Apollo right, wearing tainia
rev. Lyre
BMC 14 ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock 7908 ;
Weber collection 5816
very attractive portrait of good style
vf+/vf-, minor oxidation

55,00 



IONIA, KOLOPHON - AE 11 or chalkous, circa 350 BC

weight 1,15gr. ; bronze Ø 11mm.
obv. Head of Apollo with tainia right
rev. Lyre, two horizontal lines below KOΛO -  ΦΩNIΩN
BMC 16 ; Milne 83 ; SNG.Copenhagen - ; cf. SNG.von Aulock 2008 ; SNG.München- ;
cf. SNG.Tübingen 2901 ; SNG.Kayhan- ; McClean- ; Slg.Klein-
RR
very attractive coin with dark patina
vf+/xf

150,00 



IONIA, KOLOPHON - AE 14, circa 350-330 BC

magistrate Straton
weight 1,54gr. ; bronze Ø 14mm.
obv. Laurated head of Apollo left
rev. Lyre, KOΛ on right, ΣTPATΩN on left
BMC- ; cf. Milne 95 ; SNG.Copenhagen- ;
SNG.von Aulock- ; SNG.München- (cf.544)
RRR
vf-

145,00 



IONIA, KOLOPHON - AE 11 or Dichalkon, circa 295-190 BC

magistrate Dosioga(thos ?)
weight 1,24gr. ; bronze Ø 11mm.
obv. Laurated head of Apollo right
rev. Forepart of horse right, KOΛ above, ΔΩΣIOΓA(...) below
BMC- ; Milne- (cf. 153) ; SNG.Copenhagen- (cf. 175-176) ;
SNG.von Aulock- (cf.7913) ;
SNG.Tübingen- (cf. 2910) ; SNG.München- ;
Sear- ; Imhoof-Blumer-  (cf.Kl. M.71/7)
RRRR
Coins from this magistrate seems to be unpublished. Extremely rare.
Dark patina.

vf

185,00 



IONIA, KOLOPHON - AE 18 or Obol, circa 190-50 BC

magistrate Apollas
weight 5,47gr. ; bronze Ø 18mm.
obv. Homer seated left on high-backed throne, wearing himation, resting chin
on right hand, holding scroll in his left hand on knee, AΠOΛΛAΣ to left
rev. Apollo Kitharoidos advancing right, holding kithara, KOΛOΦΩIΩN to left

The legend goes that Homer was a blind bard from Ionia, who lived in
the 8th / 7th century BC. The Iliad and the Odyssey are his famous works.
Several Ionian cities claimed to be his birthplace, like Smyrna, Chios and
also Kolophon. On this coin Homer is celebrated as native son of Kolophon.

BMC 42 ; Milne 178 ; SNG.Copenhagen 184 ; SNG.von Aulock- (cf.2017) ;
SNG.Tübingen 2916 ; SNG.München 556 ; Sear 4357

Minor traces of oxidation on the reverse. Dark patina.
vf

145,00 



IONIA, NEW KOLOPHON - AR 1/48 Stater or tetartemorion, 478-453 B.C.

There were two cities with the name Kolophon. The old inland city, and the harbour
of the city named Notion, which (after a while) was known as the new city of Kolophon.
Sear- ; BMC- ; SNG.von Aulock 7902 ; Milne,NNM.96(1941),no.12var. ; 
SNG.Copenhagen- ; Mitchiner ATAEC 478 ; Slg.Klein 400
RR
vf- 

185,00 



IONIA, MAGNESIA AD MAEANDRUM - AR Hemiobol, circa 350-300 B.C.

weight 0,58gr. ; silver Ø 8mm.
obv. Laurated head of Apollo right
rev. Forepart of Bull right  ΜΑΓ
BMC- ; SNG.von Aulock- ; SNG.Tübingen- ; SNG.Copenhagen-;
SNG.Tübingen- ; McClean- ; Slg.Klein 408
RR
f/f+

95,00 



IONIA, MAGNESIA AD MAEANDRUM - AR Trihemiobol, circa 350-190 B.C.

weight 1,47gr. ; silver Ø 12mm.
obv. Armed horseman prancing right, holding couched spear
rev. Humped bull buting left on maeander pattern, MAΓN above,  
magistrate′s name (.AΣIM..?) below
BMC 9var. ; SNG.Copenhagen 807var. ; SNG.von Aulock 2035var. ;  
Slg.Klein 409var. ; SNG.München 587var. ; cf. SNG.Tübingen 2927
RR
obverse slightly struck off-centre
vf-/vf

195,00 



IONIA, MAGNESIA AD MAEANDRUM - AR Obol, circa 350-190 BC

weight 0,75gr. ; silver Ø 9mm.
obv. Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet
rev. Trident, M - A in lower field, within circular maeander pattern

Magnesia ad Maeandrum, ancient inland city of Ionia, situated on a small tributary of the Maeander (Büyükmenderes) River about 12 miles southeast of Ephesus. According to Strabo, it was founded by some Thessalian Magnetes, who had collected fellow settlers from Crete en route. Accounted an Aeolian city, it was never, despite its early prosperity, included in the Ionian League. Destroyed in the Cimmerian invasion of c. 650 BC, it slowly recovered and became the residence of Oroetes, the Persian satrap, who murdered Polycrates of Samos there about 522, and later of the exiled Themistocles, who received it, with other towns, from Artaxerxes I and issued some Magnesian coins about 460. Too far inland to enter the Athenian Empire, it was transplanted some time later to a more defensible site among the eastern foothills of Mt. Thorax. The new city assumed a monumental form about 200 BC. It continued to flourish under the kings of Pergamum and the Roman Republic, and produced Hegesias, founder of the rhetorical school called ″Asiatic″. It resisted Mithradates VI of Pontus in 87 BC, and was rewarded with political freedom by Sulla. It appears to have declined under the empire, though on a rare bronze coin of the time of Gordian III (AD 238–244) it still calls itself the seventh city of Asia.

BMC 15 ; SNG.Copenhagen 810 ; SNG.von Aulock 2032 ; Slg.Klein- ; Sear 4483 ;
Weber collection 5999 ; SNG.Tübingen 2923 ; SNG.München 591 ; McClean-

minor scratch on the obverse
vf-

145,00 



IONIA, MAGNESIA AD MAEANDRUM - AE 12, circa 350-190 BC

weight 1,13gr. ; bronze Ø 12mm.
obv. Laurated head of Apollo left, hair rolled
rev. Forepart of rushing bull right, maeander pattern behind, MAΓ above
cf. BMC 17-18 ; Weber collection- ; SNG.Copenhagen 802 ; 
SNG.von Aulock 7920- ; SNG.Tübingen- ; SNG.München 593 ;
McClean- ; Lindgren collection- ; Sear- (cf.4489)
R
Wonderful Hellenistic bronze coin of fine style. 
vf/xf

175,00 



IONIA, MAGNESIA AD MAEANDRUM - AE 20, circa 350-190 BC

Magistrate Lykomedes
weight 5,91gr. ; bronze 20mm.
obv. Armed horseman prancing right, holding couched spear
rev. Humped bull butting left, MAΓN above, ΛYKOMHΔ below,
all within circular maeander pattern

BMC- (cf. 27-28) ; SNG.Copenhagen - (cf. 820) ; SNG.von Aulock - ; SNG.Tübingen- ;
SNG.München - (cf.599) ; McClean- ; Lindgren collection- ; Sear- RRR
From this magistrate coins are published (BMC 28 and SNG.Copenhagen 820).
But these are small fractions (size about Ø 9mm., weight about 0,60gr.).
This much larger bronze coin seems to be unpublished. Extremely rare.

f/vf à vf-

165,00 



IONIA, MAGNESIA AD MAEANDRUM - AE 15, circa 350-190 BC

weight 2,40gr. ; bronze 15mm.
obv. Armed horseman prancing right, holding couched spear
rev. Humped bull butting left, MAΓN above, (..)APXIA(..) below
Sear - (cf. 4493) ; BMC- (cf.  40) ; SNG.Copenhagen- (cf. 817) ;
SNG.von Aulock - (cf. 7919) ; SNG.Tübingen- (cf.2940) ;
SNG.München - (cf.599) ; Lindgren collection- (cf.499)
RRR
Seems to be unpublished. Extremely rare.
f+/vf-

125,00 



IONIA, MAGNESIA AD MAEANDRUM - AE 12, circa 350-190 BC

Magistrate Aristeous Demos
weight 1,80gr. ; bronze 12mm.
obv. Armed horseman prancing right, holding couched spear
rev. Humped bull butting left, MAΓN above, APIΣTEOY / ΔHMO below
BMC-  ; SNG.Copenhagen - ; SNG.von Aulock - ; SNG.Tübingen- ; 
SNG.München - ; McClean- ; Lindgren collection- ; Sear-
RRR
Seems to be unpublished. Extremely rare.
f/vf

125,00 



IONIA, MAGNESIA AD MAEANDRUM - AR Tetradrachm, circa 190-160 B.C.

weight 16,43gr. ; silver Ø 32,5mm.
struck in name of magistrate Herognetos, son of Zopirion.
obv. Diademed bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver at shoulder
rev. MA
ΓNHTΩN - HPOΓNHTOΣ IΩΠYHΩNOΣ either side of
naked Apollo standing left on Maeander pattern, holding branch and
resting left elbow on tripod surmounted by quiver, all within laurel-wreath
BMC 38 ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock 7921 ; McClean- ;
SNG.Delepierre 2642

nearly uncirculated coin with fine details and of great classical style
unc-

2.850,00 



IONIA, MAGNESIA AD MAEANDRUM - AE 16, circa 150-75 BC

Magistrate Eukleis Aischrionos
weight 3,11gr. ; bronze Ø 16mm.
obv. radiated head of Helios right, bow and quiver at shoulder,  MAΓNHTΩN below
rev. Cultus-statue of Artemis Leukophryene facing, EYKΛHΣ AIΣXPIΩNOΣ

The town, which Strabo saw, was remarkable for its temple of Artemis Leukophryene, which in size and the number of its treasures was surpassed by the temple of Ephesus, but in beauty and the harmony of its parts was superior to all the temples in Asia Minor. The temple to Artemis is said by Vitruvius to have been built by the architect Hermogenes, in the Ionic style.

BMC 48 ; Sear 4495 ; SNG.von Aulock- ; SNG.Copenhagen 854 ;
Weber collection- ; Lindgren collection- McClean- ; SNG.München 610 ;
SNG.Tübingen 2959
R
Wonderful bronze coin with dark-green patina. Exceptional quality.
xf

435,00 



IONIA, MAGNESIA AD MAEANDRUM - AE 15, circa 60-100 A.D.

weight 4,12gr. ; bronze 15mm.
obv. Apollo standing right, holding plectrum and kithara
rev. Cultstatue of Artemis Leukophrys facing
BMC 50 ; SNG.von Aulock- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; Weber collection- ;
Schultz 52-54 ; RPC.1149
RR
f/vf, dark green patina

95,00 



IONIA, MILETOS - EL Stater, circa 560-545 BC

probably time of Croesus, circa 560 - 546 BC
weight 13,95gr. ; electron Ø 19mm.
obv. Lion reclining left, head reverted, within rectangular
frame divided into smaller rectangular compartments
rev. Central oblong punch, containing three pellets connected in Λ shape,
two parallel lines, and a fox standing left; flanked by two square punches
containing, respectively, a stellate pattern and a stag′s head left.


Mitchiner relates the mintage of this cointype to the reign of the Lydian King Croesus (circa 560-546 BC). The Ionian cities were economically important to Lydia as trading intermediaries who provided a commercial outlet to the sea. The first city he attacked was Ephesos in circa 558 BC, and thereafter he subdued the rest of Ionia. The cities thereafter paid tribute to Croesus but appear to have retained a great deal of autonomy. Miletos prospered during the time of Croesus and minted a refined and attractive electrum coinage of staters and fractions. The ″reclining lion in oblong frame″ characterized the staters, while most fractions bore only the head of the lion.

Sear 3439 ; BMC, Lydia, 183, 2 ; cf. Babelon, Traité, Pl.I,19 ; Kraay-Hirmer Plate 178, 591 ; Principal Coins of the Greeks I.A.7 ; SNG.von Aulock- ; Konuk & Lorber fig. 18. ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; Rosen collection- (cf.577) ; Kraay- (cf. plate 3, no.55 ; Weidauer 126 ; Mionnet Suppl. IX (1839), plate 10,1 ; cf. Mitchiner ATAEC 187 - 189 ; cf. SNG.Kayhan 440 ; Boston MFA.1882 ( cf.  G&M. Auktion 175, no.134 vf+ : € 26.000 + 15%) R
an affordable example of this famous coin
f+/vf

6.850,00 



IONIA, MILETOS - EL 1/24 Stater, 600 - 550 B.C.

weight 0,54gr. ; electrum Ø 5mm.
obv. Head of lion en face
rev. Rough incuse punch
BMC- ; Weidauer- ; Slg.Klein 416 ; SNG.Kayhan 453 ;
Hauck & Aufhäuser 15, no.177
RR
vf

550,00 



IONIA, MILETOS - AR 1/12 Stater or obol, 520 - 494 BC

weight 1,07gr. ; silver Ø 9mm.
Minted to the heavy version of the Babylonian 15-shekel standard (stater = 14,54gr.)
obv. Head of lion turned to left
rev. Floral pattern comprising four flowerets around central pellet
Sear 3532 ; BMC 14-33 ; SNG.von Aulock 2080 ; SNG.Copenhagen 944 ;
SNG.Tübingen 2987 ; SNG.München 707-708 ; Weber collection 6033-6035 ;
McClean 8210 ; Mitchiner ATAEC 491

some minor nicks
vf

75,00 



IONIA, MILETOS - AR 1/12 Stater of obol, circa 520-494 BC

weight 0,99gr. ; silver Ø 9mm.
Minted to the heavy version of the Babylonian 15-shekel standard (stater = 14,54gr.)
obv. Head of lion turned to left
rev. Floral pattern comprising four flowerets around central pellet
Sear 3532 ; BMC 14-33 ; SNG.von Aulock 2080 ; SNG.Copenhagen 944 ;
SNG.Tübingen 2987 ; SNG.München 707-708 ; Weber collection 6033-6035 ;
McClean 8210 ; Mitchiner ATAEC 491

f/vf

50,00 



IONIA, MILETOS - AR 1/12 Stater of obol, circa 520-494 BC

weight 1,03gr. ; silver Ø 10m.
Minted to the heavy version of the Babylonian 15-shekel standard (stater = 14,54gr.)
obv. Head of lion turned to left
rev. Floral pattern comprising four flowerets around central pellet
Sear 3532 ; BMC 14-33 ; SNG.von Aulock 2080 ; SNG.Copenhagen 944 ;
SNG.Tübingen 2987 ; SNG.München 707-708 ; Weber collection 6033-6035 ;
McClean 8210 ; Mitchiner ATAEC 491

f/vf à vf-

60,00 



IONIA, MILETOS - AR 1/12 Stater or obol, 520 - 494 B.C.

weight 1,03gr. ; silver Ø 9mm.
obv. Head of lion right
rev. Star ornament within incuse square
Sear 3533 ; BMC 34 ; SNG.von Aulock 2082 ; SNG.Copenhagen 952 ; SNG.Tübingen 2996
vf-

70,00 



IONIA, MILETOS - AR 1/48 Stater or tetartemorion, 525-494 BC

weight 0,21gr. ; silver Ø 6mm.
Minted to the heavy version of the Babylonian 15-shekel standard (stater = 14,54gr.)
obv. Head of lion turned to right
rev. Eagle standing right with wings closed, pellet left above and right below,
all within incuse square
BMC- ; SNG.von Aulock 1818 ; Rosen Collection 407 ; SNG.Tübingen 3013 ;
Slg.Klein 432 ; SNG.Kayhan 944 (Caria,Mylasa) ; SNG.Keckman I,922 ;
Mitchiner ATAEC 512
R
vf-

125,00 



IONIA, MILETOS - AE 13, circa 377-353 B.C,

time of Mausollos, 377 - 353 B.C.
struck in the name of magistrate Lykos.
weight 2,61gr. ; bronze Ø 13mm.
obv. Lion standing left, looking back
rev. Star of eight rays
ΛΥΚΟΣ
BMC 47 ; Weber collection- (cf.6041) ; SNG.Tübingen- ;
SNG.München- ; SNG.Copenhagen ; SNG.von Aulock-
RR
Obverse struck slightly off-centre. Very rare cointype.
vf/xf-

235,00 



IONIA, MILETOS - AE 16, circa 350 - 300 B.C.

weight 4,21gr. ; bronze Ø 16mm.
struck in the name of magistrate Lamios
obv. Laurated head op Apollo right
rev. Lion standing right, head turned backwards, star above, ΛΑΜΙΟΣ below
BMC- ; SNG.von Aulock- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; Weber collection- ;
Lindgren Collection- ; McClean- ; SNG.München- ; SNG.Tübingen-
RRR
vf-, dark patina

145,00 



IONIA, MILETOS - AE 11, circa 250 - 190 B.C.

weight 1,00gr. ; bronze Ø 11mm.
obv. Laurated head of Apollo three-quarter to right
rev. lion standing right, head turned backwards
BMC- (cf.108) ; SNG.Copenhagen 993var. ; SNG.von Aulock- ;
SNG.München- ; SNG.Tübingen- (cf.3054)
RR
minor oxidation
vf/vf-

55,00 



IONIA, MILETOS - AR Hemidrachme, circa 190-150

Sear 4513 ; BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ;
SNG.von Aulock.- ; SNG.München 741 ; Deppert
RR
vf

245,00 



IONIA, MILETOS - AR Tetradrachm, circa 175 BC

magistrate Oyliades
weight 16,90gr. ; silver Ø 35mm.
obv. Laurated head of Apollo right within pearl-circle
rev. Lion standing right, head turned back, star above and
two monograms in front, MIΛHTIΩN  above  OYΛIAΔHΣ below
BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock.- ; Jameson collection- ;
SNG.München-; SNG.Tübingen- ; Deppert-Lippitz pl.26,757
RRR
Very attractive and extremely rare coin, struck on a brad flan.
vf/vf+

3.850,00 



IONIA, PHOKAIA - AR 1/2 Siglos, 525 - 500 B.C.

weight 2,79gr. ; silver 13mm.
obv. Head of bull left  
rev.Square incusum with pattern of lines
This coin is based on the Persian coinstandard. 
Rosen Collection 376 ; SNG.Copenhagen Vol.7,357-358 ; cf.Bodenstedt 10(hekte) RR
vf/xf

550,00 



IONIA, PHOKAIA - AR 1/12 Stater or obol, 510 - 494 B.C.

weight 1,42gr. ; silver Ø 9mm.
obv. Archaic portrait of Amazone Phokaia left
rev. Rough incuse square
BMC- ; SNG.von Aulock 1813 ; SNG.Tübingen 3117 ;Rosen Coll.597;
Sammlung Klein 452 ; SNG.Kayhan 524 ; Mitchiner ATAEC 448
R
very attractive coin with fine detailed portrtait
vf/xf

295,00 



IONIA, PHOKAIA - AR 1/12 Stater or obol, 510 - 494 B.C.

weight 1,33gr. ; silver Ø 9mm.
obv. Archaic portrait of Amazone Phokaia left
rev. Rough incuse square
BMC- ; SNG.von Aulock 1813 ; SNG.Tübingen 3117 ;Rosen Coll.597;
Sammlung Klein 452 ; SNG.Kayhan 524 ; Mitchiner ATAEC 448
R
vf, slightly off-centre

155,00 



IONIA, PHOKAIA - EL 1/6 Stater or hekte, circa 477 - 388 B.C.

weight 2,52gr. ; Ø 10mm.
obv. Head of Io right
rev. Quadripartite incuse square
BMC 57 ; Bodenstedt em.96
vf+, slightly off-centre

595,00 



IONIA, PHOKAIA - EL 1/6 Stater or hekte, circa 387 - 326 B.C.

weight 2,54gr. ; electrum Ø 10mm.
obv. Head of young Pan left with ivy, beneath seal
rev. Quadripartite incuse square
Sear 4533 ; BMC 36 ; SNG.Copenhagen 1026 ; SNG. von Aulock 2124 ; Bodenstedt 97
vf

675,00 



IONIA, PHOKAIA - EL 1/6 Stater or hekte, circa 387-326 BC

weight 2,53gr. ; electron Ø 10mm.
obv. Head of Omphale in lionskin left, club over shoulder, seal below
rev. Quadripartite incuse square
BMC 52 ; SNG.Copenhagen 1029 ; SNG.von Aulock 2133 ; Bodenstedt 107 R
perfect centered coin of good style
vf+

1.395,00 



IONIA, PHOKAIA - EL 1/6 Stater or hekte, circa 387-326 BC

weight 2,54gr. ; electron Ø 10mm.
obv. Head of Athena left, wearing crested Corinthian helmet
rev. Quadripartite incuse square
BMC 48 ; SNG.Copenhagen 1030 ; SNG.von Aulock- ;
McClean- ;  Bodenstedt 111
R
Very attractive coin of fine classical style.
xf-

950,00 



IONIA, PHYGELA - AE 8, circa 350 - 300 B.C.

weight 0,62gr. ; bronze Ø 8mm.
obv. Head of Artemis three-quarter to left
rev. Bull standing left
Sear- ; BMC- ; Weber collection- ; SNG.von Aulock- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ;
Aufhäuser Aukion 8,175 ; Slg.Klein-
RRR
obverse slightly off-centre
vf

125,00 



IONIA, PRIENE or KOLOPHON - EL 1/12 Stater, circa 575-560 BC

weight 1,19gr. ; electron Ø 9mm.
obv. Bust of horse left
rev. Quadripartite incuse square with rough pattern
Mitchiner regards either Kolophon or Priene as the most likely mint for this cointype.
SNG.von Aulock 1780 ; Weidauer 143 ; Rosen Collection - ; Elektron I - ;
SNG.Kayhan- ; Traité I- ; Boston MFA- ; Mitchiner ATAEC 149
RR
xf-

1.650,00 



IONIA, PRIENE or KOLOPHON - EL 1/24 Stater, circa 575-560 BC

gewicht 0,59gr. ; electron Ø 7mm.
Mitchiner regards either Kolophon or Priene as the most likely mint for this cointype.
obv. Head of horse right
rev. Incuse square with rough pattern
SNG.von Aulock 1781-1782 ; Rosen Collection 288var. ; 
cf. Weidauer 145 ; Mitchiner ATAEC 151
RR
vf

795,00 



IONIA - SMYRNA - AE 19, circa 190-75 BC

Magistrate Apollonios Sepia
weight 7,93gr. ; bronze Ø 19mm.
obv. Laurated haed of Apollo right
rev. Homes seated left, holding scroll on knees, right hand raised to chin, staff behind
ZMYPNAIΩN  AΠOΛΛΩNIOΣ  ΣHΠIA

The city of Smyrna (Izmir) in Asia Minor claimed to be the birthplace of Homer, legendary author of the ″Iliad″ and the ″Odyssey″and the West′s earliest epic poet. Homer′s dates are still not much know today with accuracy. For example, Herodotus said that Homer lived 400 years before his own time, which would be around 8th century BC. Meanwhile other ancient sources tell us that it was closer to the time of the Trojan War (around 12th century BC).

Tradition has it that he was a blind ″rhapsode″, a wandering reciter of poetry who traveled around the Ionian cities. The Ionian ″sons of Homer″ existed as a guild from about 700 BC, based more particularly on the island of Chios (Sakiz in Turkish). However, it has always been a matter of debate whether Homer actually was a historical figure, especially since it was doubted whether one single person was capable of being solely responsible for two such great works. A late 18th century German scholar advanced the theory that the Iliad and the Odyssey were collections of individual lays, thus making Homer a kind of collective term for more ancient epic verse. The authorship of Homer′s epics are still a little bit problematic today amongst the scholars.

Nowadays it′s generally held that Homer was a real person who lived and wrote on the west coast of Asia Minor and was associated in many ways with the island of Chios. His great works probably also incorporated many older and shorter legendary epics, with the Iliad thought to have been written before the Odyssey although both works were much amended and expanded at a later date. Homer is also credited with the ″Homeric Hymns and Epigrams″ and the comic epics of the ″Fool Margites″ and the ″War of Frogs and Mice″(Batrachomyomachia).

cf. BMC 100 ; Milne 285 ; SNG.Copenhagen 1155 ; SNG.von Aulock- ; McClean 8285 ; Mionnet, III, p.192, 932 ; Lindgren collection- ; Weber collection 6134 ; SNG.Tübingen-
Minor adjust Marks. Dark patina.
vf/xf

175,00 



IONIA, SMYRNA - AE 20, circa 95 - 85 B.C.

weight 8,35gr. ; bronze Ø 20mm.
struck in the name of magistrate Mosxos Mosxou
obv. Laurated head of Apollo right
rev. Homer seated left, holding scroll on knees, right hand raised to chin, staff behind
BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock- ; Weber collection- ; Milne 321 RR
vf-

140,00 



IONIA, SMYRNA - AR 24, circa 87 - 84 B.C.

Mithradates VI Eupator, circa 87 - 84 B.C.
weight 12,38gr. ; bronze Ø 24mm.
obv. Diademed head of Mithradates VI Eupator right
rev. Nikè standing right, holding wreath and palm
BMC 118 ; SNG.Copenhagen 1206 ; SNG.Tübingen- ; SNG. von Aulock- ;
Milne 340 ; Slg. Klein 470
RR
vf, dark toning

595,00 



IONIA - TEOS - AR Drachme, 550-525 B.C.

Sear 3509 ; BMC 1 ; SNG.Copenhagen 1433 ;
SNG.von Aulock 2255 ; Rosen collection 602 ; Balcer 20,30
R
vf-

695,00 



IONIA - TEOS - AR Stater, circa 510-494 B.C.

Sear 3512var. ; BMC- ; SNG.von Aulock- ; Weber collection- ;
SNG.Copenhagen- ; Mc Clean- ; SNG.Tübingen ;
Balcer in SNR 47,1968,16
RR
vf

1.250,00 



IONIA - TEOS - 1/48 Stater or tetartemorion, circa 510-494

weight 0,30gr.; silver Ø 6mm.
obv. Head of griffin right, showing one ear and open mouth
rev. Incuse square, quartered by liniair cross
Balcer 73-80 ; Mitchiner ACW.75 ; Mitchiner ATAEC 533 R
vf

135,00 



IONIA, TEOS - AR 1/8 Stater or trihemiobol, circa 478 - 449 B.C.

weight 1,26gr. ; silver Ø 12mm.
obv. Griffin with curled wings seated right, dolphin before
rev. Quadripartite incuse square
BMC 11-14var. ; SNG.Copenhagen 1440var. ; SNG.von Aulock- ;
Slg.Klein 478 ; Balcer 120
R
vf-

165,00 



IONIA, TEOS - AR Trihemitetartemotrion, circa 478 - 449 B.C.

weight 0,27gr. ; silver Ø 8mm.
obv. Griffin with cirled wings seated right
rev. Quadripartite incuse square
BMC- (cf.15) ; SNG.von Aulock 8018 ; SNG.Kayhan 600 ;
Rosen collection- ; Slg.Klein 479var.
RR
vf-

135,00 



IONIA, TEOS - AR Tetartemorion, circa 479 - 449 B.C.

weight 0,23gr. ; silver Ø 7,5mm.
obv. Griffin seated right
rev. Astragalos within incuse square
BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock- ; Rosen collection- ;
SNG.Tübingen ; Coll.Winterthur- ; Balcer- ; Sammlung Klein 475 ;
Aufhäuser Auktion 15, no.195
RRR
coin of great rarity and fine style
xf/vf

385,00 



IONIA - TEOS - AR Stater circa 440 B.C.

Sear 4579var. ; BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ;
SNG.von Aulock- ; Pozzi 2518 ; Balcer in SNR 1968,pl.XVII, 100 ;
Mattingly in SNR 73,1994,pl.1,4 ; Leu 77,306
R
vf+

1.595,00 



IONIA - TEOS - AE 17, 3rd / 2nd century B.C.

weight 4,00gr. ; Ø 18mm.
struck in the name of magistrate Antagoras
obv. Griffin seated right
rev. Kantharos, above bunch of grapes
BMC - ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock 2264 R
vf-, dark patina

75,00 



IONIA, TEOS - AE 12, 3rd / 2nd century B.C.

weight 1,54gr. ; bronze Ø 12mm.
obv. Griffin seated right
rev. Lyre, horseleg on left side
BMC- ; SNG.von Aulock- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ;
Weber collection- ; Lindgren collection 576var.
RR
vf

125,00 



IONIAN ISLAND, SAMOS - AR 1/24 Stater, circa 500 BC

weight 0,54gr. ; silver Ø 8mm.
obv. Facing lion′s forpart
rev. Scorpion within incuse square

This cointype is over the years attributed to various mints in Ionia and Caria, but mainly to Miletos. The scorpion has the same form as on slightly earlier electrum fractions of Ephesos. Just as the : ″winged board″ on Samian coins seems to allude to Clazomenai, so the ″scorpion″seems to allude to Ephesos. Commerce, and the assistance provided for reconstructing the Samian economy after the Persian destruction of Samos in 521/520 BC, provides the context. The style of ″facing lion′s forepart″ recurs on fractional coins minted at Miletos by the Carian satrap Hecatomnos. The obverse and reverse designs are essentially South Ionian. Samos is the most likely mint for this cointype, struck according the the Samian standard (1 Samian shekel weight′s 13,33 gram).

SNG.von Aulock 1817 ; SNG.Tübingen 2998 ; Rosen Collection 403 ; 
SNG.Kayhan 934-938 ; Brindley (2003), 72 ; Mitchiner ATAEC 566 ; Sear-

vf-/vf

225,00 



KINGDOM OF LYDIA - EL 1/6 Stater or hekte, Sardes

Time of Sardys, Sadyattes and Alyattes, circa 650 - 561 B.C.
weight 2,35gr. ; electrum Ø 9mm.
obv. Head of lion right, with globule on forehead
rev. Square punch roughly divided in two parts
Sear 3400 ; BMC- ; SNG.von Aulock- ; SNG.Copenhagen 452 ; Weidauer 76-78 ;
vgl.SNG.Kayhan 1014 ; Rosen Collection- ; Mitchiner ATAEC 12
RR
This denomination is much more rare then the 1/3 and 1/12 electrum stater
f/vf

1.350,00 



KINGDOM OF LYDIA - EL-1/12 Stater, Sardes

Time of Sardys, Sadyattes and Alyattes, circa 650 - 561 B.C.
weight 1,19gr. ;  electron Ø 8mm.
obv. Head of lion right, with globule on forehead
rev. Square punch with rough pattern
Sear 3402 ; BMC 17 ; SNG.Copenhagen 453 ; SNG.Kayhan 1015 ;
SNG.von Aulock 2869 ; Rosen collection 654 ; Weidauer 90

Wonderful coin with fine details. Rare this nice.
xf

1.795,00 



KINGDOM OF LYDIA - EL 1/12 Stater, Sardes

Time of Sardys, Sadyattes and Alyattes, circa 650 - 561 BC
weight 1,19gr. ;  electron Ø 7mm.
obv. Head of lion right, with globule on forehead
rev. Square punch with rough pattern
Sear 3402 ; BMC 17 ; SNG.Copenhagen 453 ; SNG.Kayhan 1015 ;
SNG.von Aulock 2869 ; Rosen collection 654 ; Weidauer 90

very pale electron with low gold content
vf-

695,00 



KINGDOM OF LYDIA - AR Stater or double shekel, struck in Sardes

Kroisos, 560 - 546 B.C.
weight 10,29gr. ; silver 19x16mm.
obv. Foreparts of lion right and bull left, face-to-face
rev. Two incuse squares, side by side

By the time Croesus succeeded his father Alyattes as king of Lydia in 561 B.C., electrum coinage already had been used in Asia Minor for decades.Herodotus  (1.94.1) states that the Lydians were the first to produce coins of gold and silver, an innovation now confidently attributed to Croesus, seemingly in about 550 B.C. Though the motivation for this advancement is nowhere recorded, it is generally assumed that it was meant to make it easier to determine the intrinsic value of the coins. All new Croesus coins portrayed on their obverse the confronted foreparts of a lion and a bull, a design steeped in the royal and cosmic imagery of the Near East. The reverse was a simple, two part punch on which one segment was larger than the other. This corresponded to the dimensions of the planchets and the obverse die, on which the lion was noticeably larger than the bull. In both gold and silver the principal denomination was a stater, that originally weighted about 10,70 grams. The silver stater remained at that weight, but the gold soon was reduced to about 8 grams, requiring that a distinction is made between the heavy and light gold stater of Croesus. The main denominations were supplemented with fractional denominations. following the established pattern of many older electrum coinages. Croesus had been issuing his new coins for only about four years when, in 546, his powerful and prosperous kingdom was sacked by the Achaemenid King Cyrus. Instead of executing Croesus,  Cyrus embraced him as an advisor, as he admired Croesus despite his defeat. Cyrus also recognized the value of Croesus coinage to the regional economy, and he continued to strike coins of the same design, purity and weight. The differences between the last issues of Croesus and the first of Cyrus are not perfectly or universally understood, as the only indications are often-subtle aspects of style and fabric. By about 500 B.C., if not earlier, the next Persian king, Darius I (522-486 B.C.), abandoned the lion-and-bull type of Croesus and transformed the Lydian coinage into one that was distinctively Persian. The obverse now showed an archer who usually is described as the Great King, but who may be a hero, and the reverse was struck with a single, oblong punch. Though Darius kept the light-weight stater as his main gold denomination, he chose the silver half-stater (circa 5.35 grams). valued at 1/20th of the gold piece, as his principal silver coin. the new gold pice came to be known as a daric after King Darius, and the silver piece a siglos, the Greek form of the Semitic shekel.
In exceptional condition for the issue. Unusually well struck and complete.

Very rare this nice. (cf. Numismatica Genevensis, Auction 7, no.235 about xf CHF 28.000 + 17,5%)
ref. BMC 37 ; SNG.Copenhagen 455 ; SNG.von Aulock 2874 ;
SNG.Kayhan 1018 ; Carradice pl.X,2

xf

17.500,00 



KINGDOM OF LYDIA - AR 1/2 Stater or siglos, Sardes

Kroisos, 560 - 546 B.C.
weight 5,15gr. ; silver circa 18x12mm.
obv. Foreparts of lion right and bull left, face-to-face
rev. Two incuse squares, side by side
BMC 41 ; Rosen Collection 663 ; SNG.Copenhagen 456 ; 
SNG.von Aulock 2877;SNG.Kayhan 1024

vf-

495,00 



KINGDOM OF LYDIA - AR 1/2 Stater or siglos, Sardes

Kroisos, 560 - 546 B.C.
weight 3,91gr. ; silver 15x13mm.
obv. Foreparts of lion right and bull left, face-to-face
rev. two incuse squares, side by side
BMC 41 ; Rosen Collection 663 ; SNG.Copenhagen 456 ;
SNG. von Aulock 2877 ; SNG.Kayhan 1024

f

175,00 



KINGDOM OF LYDIA - AR 1/6 Stater, Sardes

Kroisos, 560 - 546 BC
weight 1,46gr. ; silver 11x8mm.
obv. Foreparts of lion right and bull left, face-to-face
rev. Obling punch
BMC- ; Rosen Collection 667 ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG von Aulock- ; 
SNG.Kayhan 1019 ; Mitchiner ATAEC 56
RR
Exceptional nice for type.
vf+

695,00 



KINGDOM OF LYDIA - AR 1/12 Stater or siglos, Sardes

Kroisos, 560 - 546 BC
weight 0,69gr. ; silver Ø 8mm.
obv. Foreparts of lion right and bull left, face-to-face
rev. Incuse square
BMC 53 ; SNG.Copenhagen - ; SNG.von Aulock 2880 ; Rosen collection 668 ;
Sammlung Klein- ; SNG.Kayhan 1020 ; Mitchiner ATAEC 58
R
f+

135,00 



KINGDOM OF LYDIA - AR 1/24 Stater or siglos, Sardes

Kroisos, 560 - 546 BC
weight 0,39gr. ; silver Ø 6mm.
obv. Foreparts of lion right and bull left, face-to-face
rev. Incuse punch
BMC- ; Rosen Collection- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; Mitchiner ATAEC 60 ;
SNG.von Aulock- ; Slg.Klein 562 ; Carradice 94,Pl.10,5 ; SNG.Kayhan 1022
RR
vf

335,00 



LYDIA - HIEROCAESAREA - AE 14, circa 50-140 A.D.

weight 3,05gr. ; Ø 14mm.
obv. Buste of Diana with shouldered bow and quiver right
rev. Flaming altar
BMC 7 ; SNG.von Aulock- ; SNG.Copenhagen 175
vf-

50,00 



LYDIA, HIEROCAESAREA - AE 16, circa 100-140 AD

weight 3,30gr. ; bronze Ø 16mm.
obv. Bust of Artemis Persica right, quiver at shoulder, bow and arrow before
rev. Forepart of stag kneeling right  IЄPO KAICAPЄΩN
BMC 10 ; SNG.Copenhagen 178 ; SNG.von Aulock 2955 ; SNG.München- ;
SNG.Tübingen- ; RPC.III, 1863 ; Sear GIC.5020

attractive dark patina
vf+

95,00 



LYDIA, THE KAYSTRIANOI - AE 12, 2nd/1st century BC

weight 2,80gr. ; bronze Ø 12mm.
obv. Laurated head of Apollo right
rev. Lion skin draped over club  KAYSTPIANΩN, monogram in lower left and right field

The inhabitants of the middle and lower Kaystros valley were called Kaystrianoi, and of the upper valley Kilbianoi.
The Kaystros River, today Küçük Menderes, flows westward between the ranges of Mount Tmolos and Mount Messogis through “wide, thickly settled and productive” plains (Strabo 13.4.13), which were inhabited by the tribes of the Kilbianoi in the east and the Kaystrianoi in the west. Both had their own coinage in Hellenistic times. Ephesos was located on the mouth of the Kaystros river. The plains were first mentioned by Homer, Ilias 2.461. There was no actual town of this name. Stylistically the coin has much resemblance with the coinage of Sardes, in particular the coin type with the Apollo head on the obverse and the club on the reverse (cf. BMC 10-21).

BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; Weber collection- ; Lindgren collection- ; 
SNG.Tübingen- ; SNG.München- (cf. 201-202) ; McClean-
RRR
Coin of great rarity. Very attractive piece with dark patina.
vf

295,00 



LYDIA, MAGNESIA - AE 15, circa 160 - 250 A.D.

weight 2,74gr. ; bronze Ø 15mm.
obv. Head of Zeus right
rev. Rivergod Hermos reclining left
BMC 19 ; SNG.von Aulock 2997 ; SNG.Copenhagen 248 R
vf-

85,00 



LYDIA, NYSA - AE 16, circa 150-75 BC

magistrate Iatrokles
weight 2,85gr. ; bronze Ø 16mm.
obv. Laurated head of Hades right
rev. Veiled kore standing right  NYΣAIEΩN on right, IATPOKΛHS on left

Nysa on the Maeander was founded by the Seleukid King Antiochos I Soter (281-261 BC), and named after his wife Nysa. It was founded on the site of an earlier town called Athymbra, a name that continued in use until the second half of the 3rd century BC, but not in the earliest coinage of Nysa, which is of the next century. Nysa was situated 50 kilometres east of the Ionian city of Ephesus. At one time it was reckoned as belonging Caria or Lydia, but under the Roman Empire it was within the province of Asia, which had Ephesus for capital, and the bishop of Nysa was thus a suffragan of the metropolitan see of Ephesus. The geographer Strabo began his studies under the rhetorician Aristodemus of Nysa the Younger, a grandson of the famous Posidonius, whose influence is manifest in Strabo′s Geography. Nysa was then a centre of study that specialized in Homeric literature and the interpretation of epics. There are important ruins on the site from the Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine periods. The well-preserved theatre, built during the Roman Imperial period, is famous for its friezes depicting the life of Dionysus, god of the grape harvest, winemaking and wine. It has a capacity 12.000 people. The library dating from the 2nd century A.D. is considered to be Turkey′s second-best preserved ancient library structure after the "Celsus Library" of Ephesus. The stadium of Nysa, which suffered from floods and is therefore partially damaged, has a capacity of 30,000 people. The bouleuterion (municipal senate), later adapted as an odeon, with 12 rows of seats, offers room for up to 600-700 people. Other significant structures include the agora, gymnasion and the Roman baths. The 100 m long Nysa Bridge, a tunnel-like substructure, was the second largest of its kind in antiquity.

BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock.- ; Weber collection- ;
Lindgren collection- ; SNG.München- ; Slg. Wintherthur- ; Slg.Klein- ; Regling- ;
McClean- ; SNG.Tübingen- ; Imhoof-Blumer- ; Sear-
cf. Aufhäuser Auktion 15,
lot 228 (“unpubliziert” there misread as ΠATPOKΛHS in stead of IATPOKΛHS)

Only a few examples known. Coin of great rarity. Dark green patina.
vf+

335,00 



LYDIA, PHILADELPHIA - AE 14, circa 150 - 130 BC

weight 5,81gr. ; bronze Ø 15mm.
very thick planchet
obv. Circular shield of Macedonian design
rev. Thunderbolt , monogram and  ΦIΛAΔEΛ above,
ΦEΩN below, all within olive-wreath

Philadelphia was founded in 189 BC by King Eumenes II of Pergamon (197–160 BC). Eumenes II named the city for the love of his brother, who would be his successor, Attalus II (159–138 BC), whose loyalty earned him the nickname, "Philadelphos", literally meaning "one who loves his brother". The city is perhaps best known as the site of one of the seven churches of Asia in the Book of Revelation. Lacking an heir, Attalus III Philometer, the last of the Attalid kings of Pergamum, bequeathed his kingdom, including Philadelphia, to his Roman allies when he died in 133 BC. Rome established the province of Asia in 129 BC by combining Ionia and the former Kingdom of Pergamum.
Philadelphia was in the administrative district of Sardis. In AD 17, the city suffered badly in an earthquake, and the Roman emperor Tiberius relieved it of having to pay taxes. In response, the city granted honors to Tiberius. Evidence from coinage reveals that Caligula helped the city; under Vespasian, Philadelphia received his cognomen, Flavia. Under Caracalla, Philadelphia housed an imperial cult; its coins bore the word Neokoron (literally, "temple-sweeper"—caretaker of the temple). A small theater located at the northern edge of Toptepe Hill is all that remains of Roman Philadelphia. Philadelphia was founded in 189 BC by King Eumenes II of Pergamon (197–160 BC). Eumenes II named the city for the love of his brother, who would be his successor, Attalus II (159–138 BC), whose loyalty earned him the nickname, "Philadelphos", literally meaning "one who loves his brother". The city is perhaps best known as the site of one of the seven churches of Asia in the Book of Revelation. Lacking an heir, Attalus III Philometer, the last of the Attalid kings of Pergamum, bequeathed his kingdom, including Philadelphia, to his Roman allies when he died in 133 BC. Rome established the province of Asia in 129 BC by combining Ionia and the former Kingdom of Pergamum. Philadelphia was in the administrative district of Sardis. In AD 17, the city suffered badly in an earthquake, and the Roman emperor Tiberius relieved it of having to pay taxes. In response, the city granted honors to Tiberius. Evidence from coinage reveals that Caligula helped the city; under Vespasian, Philadelphia received his cognomen, Flavia. Under Caracalla, Philadelphia housed an imperial cult; its coins bore the word Neokoron (literally, "temple-sweeper"—caretaker of the temple). A small theater located at the northern edge of Toptepe Hill is all that remains of Roman Philadelphia. This coin is regarded as the earliest of this town, minted shortly after it was founded.

cf. BMC 2-3 ; SNG.von Aulock- ; cf. SNG.Copenhagen 343 ; 
cf. SNG.Tübingen 3738 ; cf. McClean 8689 R
attractive dark patina
vf- à f/vf

75,00 



LYDIA, PHILADELPHIA - AE 19, circa 175 - 200 AD

weight 4,04gr. ; bronze Ø 19mm.
obv. Young bust of the Senat right  IЄPA  CYNKΛHTOC
rev.  Stag standing right  ΦIΛAΔЄΛΦЄΩN
BMC 25 ; SNG. von Aulock.3063 ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.München- ;
SNG.Tübingen- ; McClean - ; Sear GIC.5032
R
Coin of very attractive style.
vf

125,00 



LYDIA, SAITTA - AE 24, 3rd century A.D.

weight 5,67gr. ; bronze Ø 24mm.
obv. Senatbust right
rev. Kybele seated left, holding phiale, lion at feet
BMC 20 ; SNG.von Aulock- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ;
Weber collection 6887var.
R
f/vf

65,00 



LYDIA, SARDES - AE 21, 2nd/1st century BC

weight 11,72gr. ; bronze Ø 21mm.
obv. Turred, laurated and veiled bust of Tyche right
rev. Zeus Lydios standing left, holding eagle and sceptre, ΣAPΔIANΩN behind,
two monograms in front
BMC 51 ; SNG.Copenhagen - (cf. 463) ; SNG.von Aulock 3129 ; Sear 4731 ;
SNG.Tübingen- (cf. 3783) ; SNG.München- (cf. 463) ; McClean - (cf. 8711)
Very minor traces of oxidation. Good portrait and attractive dark patina.
vf+/vf-

125,00 



LYDIA, SARDES - AE 14, 2nd/1st century BC

weight 3,29gr. ; bronze Ø 14mm.
obv. Laurated head of Apollo right
rev. Club between ΣAPΔI - ANΩN, TA-monogram below, all within oak-wreath
BMC 17 ; cf. SNG.Copenhagen 470-482 ; cf. SNG.von Aulock 3126 ; cf. Sear 4736 ;
cf. SNG.Tübingen 3774 ; cf. SNG.München 483-486 ; cf. McClean 8708

Common coin type, but with this monogram rare.
vf/xf

90,00 



LYDIA, SARDES - AE 15, 2nd/1st century BC

weight 4,92gr. ; bronze Ø 15mm.
obv. Laurated head of Apollo right
rev. Club between ΣAPΔI - ANΩN, ΔΓO-monogram below, all within oak-wreath
cf. BMC 10-21 ; cf. SNG.Copenhagen 470-482 ; cf. SNG.von Aulock 3125 ;
cf. Sear 4736 ; cf. SNG.Tübingen 3773-3779 ; cf. SNG.München 483-486 ;
cf. McClean 8708
RR
Common coin type, but with this monogram very rare.
vf

110,00 



LYDIA, SARDES - AE 17, 2nd / 1st century B.C.

weight 6,34gr. ; bronze Ø 17mm.
struck in the name of maguistrate Polemon.
obv. Laurated buste of young Herakles right
rev. Apollo standing left, holding raven and laurel-branch,
all within laurel-wreath
BMC 33-36var. ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock 3134
vf-, dark toning

55,00 



LYDIA, SARDES - AE 14, 2nd / 1st century B.C.

Sear 4738var. ; BMC 45-46var. ;
SNG.von Aulock- ; SNG.Copenhagen 469var.
R
vf-/vf

75,00 



LYDIA, SARDES - AE 18, 2nd / 1st century B.C.

weight 3,50gr. ; bronze Ø 18mm.
obv. Laurated head of Apollo right
rev. Forepart of lion right
BMC 47 ; SNG.von Aulock 3128var.
vf-, dark patina

55,00 



LYDIA, SARDES - AE 17, circa 65 A.D.

Magistrate Tiberius Claudius Mnaeseas Strategos, circa 65 A.D.
weight 3,67gr. ; bronze Ø 18mm.
obv. Senatbust right
rev. Zeus standing left, holding eagle and staff
BMC 62 ; SNG.von Aulock 3136 ; RPC.3008
f/vf

65,00 



LYDIA, SARDES - AE 15, circa 100-120 AD

weight 2,50gr. ; bronze Ø 15mm.
obv. Bust of young Dionysos right, wearing ivy-wreath CAPΔIANΩN
rev. Thyrsos bound with taenia, bee in field right  CTP ΛO IOΛI BΩNIANOV
BMC 75 ; cf. SNG.Copenhagen 508 ; SNG.von Aulock- ; Sear GIC- ;
SNG.Tübingen- ; SNG.München- ; McClean- R
f/vf àvf-

85,00 



LYDIA, SARDES - AE 20, circa 200 AD

weight 3,21gr. ; bronze Ø 20mm.
obv. Bust of City-goddess right, turreted and veiled
young Dionysos right, wearing ivy-wreath CAP - ΔIC
rev. Cultus-effigy of Kore, wearing kalathos and closely draped and
adorned with necklace, seated to front between ear of corn on het right,
and poppy-head on her left
CAPΔIANΩN BNЄΩKOPΩN
BMC 90 ; SNG.Copenhagen 513 ; SNG.von Aulock 3141 ; Sear GIC- ;
SNG.Tübingen- ; SNG.München 503 ; McClean-
f+

40,00 



LYDIA, SARDES - AE 18, circa 200 A.D.

weight 3,59gr. ; bronze Ø 18mm.
obv. Bust of City-goddess right, turreted and veiled
young Dionysos right, wearing ivy-wreath CAP - ΔIC
rev. Cultus-effigy of Kore, wearing kalathos and closely draped and 
adorned with necklace, seated to front between ear of corn on het right, 
and poppy-head on her left
, star in field  to left, and crescent in field to right,
around the legend
CAPΔIANΩN BNЄΩKOPΩN
cf. BMC 90-91 ; cf. SNG.Copenhagen 513 ; cf. SNG.von Aulock 3141 ; Sear GIC- ;
SNG.Tübingen- ; cf. SNG.München 503 ; McClean-
R
vf-/f+

65,00 



LYDIA - THYATEIRA - AE 22, circa 200-133 BC

weight 5,84gr. ; bronze 22mm.
obv. Laurated head of Asklepios right
rev. Asklepian snake coiled right round Omphalos, ΘA-monogram in
innerfield left, AΣKΛHΠIOY on right,  ΣΩTHPOΣ  on left

It was the ancient Greek city called Pelopia which was re-named Thyateira by king Seleukos I Nicatoro, in 290 BC. He was at war with Lysimachus when he learned that his wife had given birth to a daughter. According to Stephanus of Byzantium, he called this city "thuateira" , meaning "daughter", although it is likely that it is an older, Lydian name. In the 2nd century BC the city came under rule of the Pergamene Kingdom (Attalid Dynasty), and this is the time when this coin was minted. In classical times, Thyateira stood on the border between Lydia and Mysia. During the Roman era, it was famous for its dyeing facilities and was a center of the purple cloth trade. Among the ancient ruins of the city, inscriptions have been found relating to the guild of dyers in the city. Indeed, more guilds are known in Thyateira than any other contemporary city in the Roman province of Asia (inscriptions mention the following: wool-workers, linen-workers, makers of outer garments, dyers, leather-workers, tanners, potters, bakers, slave-dealers, and bronze-smiths).

BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.Tübingen 2414 (Pergamon) ;
H. von Fritze, Die Münzen von pergamon (1910), page.30 ; 
SNG von Aulock- ; Aufhäuser, Auktion 9, lot 180 RR
Attractive with good portrait and with dark patina. Very rare.
vf

235,00 



LYDIA, TRALLEIS - AR Cistophoros, 189-133 B.C.

weight 12,33gr. ; silver Ø 28mm.
obv. Cista Mystica containing serpent, all within ivy-wreath
rev. Bow in case between two coiled serpents,
TPAΛ to left, statue of bearded herme right
BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock- ; SNG.Tübingen- ;
Weber collection- ; SNG.München- ; McClean- RRR
Unpublished in all the important reference works. Extremely rare.
vf

550,00 



LYDIA, TRALLEIS - AR Cistophoros, 133-126 BC

weight 12,75gr. ; silver Ø 26mm.
obv. Cista Mystica containing serpent, all within ivy-wreath
rev. Bow in case between two coiled serpents, TPAΛ to left, Dionysos wearing
short chiton, standing right, holding bunch of grapes and thyrsos, in right field
BMC 44 ; cf. SNG.Copenhagen 662 ; SNG.von Aulock 3262 ; SNG.Tübingen- ;
Weber collection- ; Meadows, "Four Cistophoric Hoards", 200-201 ;
Mihaliç, 147-148; Dumancik hoard 22 ; SNG.München- ; McClean 8726

Nearly as struck. Very rare in this excellent condition.
xf/unc

975,00 



LYDIA, TRALLEIS - AE 18, 2nd century BC

weight 7,34gr. ; bronze Ø 19mm.
obv. Laurated head of Zeus right
rev. Winged thunderbolt, ΔIOΣ TPAΛ above, ΛIANΩN below

Tralleis is said to be founded by Argives and Thracians (Tralli). It was situated upon a lofty plateau on one of the southern spurs of the Messogis range, overlooking the plain of the lower Maeander. Tralleis, was one of the largest and richest cities of Lydia. King Attalus had a splendid palace there. The local god was Zeus Larasios, but Apollo Pythius and other divinities were also worshiped. On the defeat of Antiochus, 190 B.C., Tralles, with the rest of Lydia, was assigned to the kingdom of the Attalids, under whose gentle sway it enjoyed peace and prosperity, and was one of the chief mints of the Cistophori. When Attalus III died without an heir in 133 B.C., he bequeathed the whole of Pergamon to Rome in order to prevent a civil war. Tralles was destroyed by an earthquake but was rebuilt by Augustus and took the name of Caesarea.

BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock- ; Lindgren collection- ; Sear- ;
SNG.Tübingen- ; Imhoof-Blumer-  ; SNG.München- ; Popken collection- ; 
McClean- ; Mionnet suppl.VII, 661 ; Slg.Klein- ; SNG.Kayhan 1010 RRR
Minor weakness on the obverse. Dark patina.
vf+/xf-

295,00 



SATRAPS OF CARIA - AR Tetradrachm, Mylasa, circa 380 BC

Hekatomnos, 395 - 377 BC
weight 14,93gr. ; silver Ø 24mm.
obv. Zeus Labraundos right, wearing long chiton and himation, long sceptre
in his left hand, shouldering double axe (Labrys) with his right hand
rev. Lion standing right in defensive posture, EKATOMNΩ above

This coin was minted at Mylasa, Hekatomnos’ native
city and the seat of government during his reign.

cf. BMC page 180, 1 ; SNG.von Aulock 2354 ; SNG.Copenhagen- ;
SNG.Kayhan 868 ; Keckman- ; Sunrise 76 ; Konuk, Identities 15 ; Karl 3 ;
Babelon, Traité II, 82-83 ; McClean-
R
vf

1.850,00 



SATRAPS OF CARIA - AR Drachm, Mylasa

Hekatomnos, 395 - 377 B.C.
Sear 4951 ; BMC Ionia 37-41 ; SNG.von Aulock 2356 ;
SNG.Copenhagen 588-589 ; SNG.Keckman 274 ; SNG.Kayman 862 ;
SNG.Lockett 2834 ; Konuk 9
R
vf/vf+

445,00 



SATRAPS OF CARIA - AR Hemidrachm, Mylasa

Hekatomnos, 395 - 377 B.C.
weight 2,02gr. ; silver Ø 13mm.
obv. Forepart of lion right, head turned to left, EKA above
rev. Ornamented star within incuse square
Sear- ; BMC- ; SNG.von Aulock- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ;
SNG.Keckman- ; Sammlung Klein- ; SNG.Kayhan-
RRRR
The hemidrachm is by far the rarest denomination of these Hekatomnos series.
The design is based on the obol from Miletos, struck a century earlier.
vf/xf

950,00 



SATRAPS OF CARIA - AR Obol, Mylasa

Hekatomnos, 395 - 377 B.C.
weight 0,87gr. ; silver Ø 9mm.
obv. Forepart of lion right, head turned to left, E above on right
rev. Ornamented star within incuse square
This cointype is related to diobol of Miletos, minted a century earlier.
Sear- ; BMC- ; SNG.von Aulock- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ;
SNG.Keckman- ; SNG.Kayhan 864-866 ; Sammlung Klein 505
RR
vf/xf

360,00 



SATRAPS OF CARIA - AR Hemiobol, Mylasa

Hekatomnos, 395 - 377 B.C.
weight 0,43gr. ; silver 8mm.
obv. Forepart of lion left
rev. Forepart of lion facing
Rosen collection- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock 1819 ;
Troxell, page 250, 1B ; Mitchiner ATAEC 1990-1991
R
vf/xf, slightly off-centre

155,00 



SATRAPS OF CARIA - AR Tetartemorion, Mylasa

Hekatomnos, 395 - 377 BC
weight 0,217gr. ; silver Ø 6mm.
obv. Forepart of lion left
rev. Head of Apollo facing
BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock 1820 ; SNG.Tübingen 3312-3314 ;
cf. Sammlung Klein 507 ; cf.SNG.Kayhan 867 ; McClean- ; Troxell p.250,2C ;
SNG.Keckman 856 ; cf. Aufhäuser Aukion 9, lot 172 
RR
Obverse struck off-centre. Very rare coin type.
vf

140,00 



SATRAPS OF CARIA - AR Tetradrachme, Halikarnassos

Maussollos, 377 - 353 BC
weight 15,23gr. ; silver Ø 21mm.
obv. Laurated head of Apollo three-quarter right
rev. Zeus Labraundos standing right, holding labrys and spear,
MAYΣΣΩΛΛO(Σ) on right side

Maussollos was the eldest son of Hekatomnos, a native Carian who became the satrap of Caria when Tissaphernes died, around 395 BC. Maussollos ruled over Caria from 377 to 353 BC and enjoyed the status of king or dynast by virtue of the powerful position created by his father Hekatomnos who had succeeded the assassinated Persian Satrap Tissaphernes in the Carian satrapy and founded the hereditary dynasty of the Hekatomnids. Maussollos took part in the Revolt of the Satraps, both on his nominal sovereign Artaxerxes Mnemon′s side and (briefly) against him; conquered a great part of Lycia, Ionia and several Greek islands; and cooperated with the Rhodians in the Social War against Athens. He moved his capital from Mylasa, the ancient seat of the Carian kings, to Halikarnassos. Maussollos embraced Hellenic culture. He is best known for the monumental shrine, the Mausoleum at Halikarnassos, erected and named for him by order of his widow (who was also his sister) Artemisia. Antipater of Sidon listed the Mausoleum as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The architects Satyrus and Pythis, and the sculptors Scopas of Paros, Leochares, Bryaxis and Timotheus, finished the work after the death of Artemisia, some of them working, it was said, purely for renown. The site and a few remains can still be seen in the Turkish town of Bodrum. The term mausoleum has come to be used generically for any grand tomb.

Sear 4954 ; BMC 1-2 ; SNG.Copenhagen 590 ; McClean 8519 ;
SNG.von Aulock 2359-2360var. ; Weber collection 6601 ;
Babelon, Traité , Pl.XC,2 ; Jameson collection 1566var.
R
Very attractive portrait of fine classical style. Wonderful coin.
xf-/vf

2.850,00 



SATRAPS OF CARIA - AR Hemiobol, probably Mylasa

Maussollos, 377 - 353 B.C.
obv. Forepart of lion richt, head turned left
rev. Trident ( M - A )
BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock 8739 ; Troxell p.251,3 ;
McClean- ; Sammlung Klein 538 ; SNG.Keckman- ; SNG.Kayhan- ;
Weber collection- ; McClean- ; Sear- RR
vf-/vf

255,00 



SATRAPS OF CARIA - AR Drachm, Halikarnassos

Maussollos, 377 - 353 B.C.
obv. Laurated head of Apollo three-quarter right
rev. Zeus Labraundos standing right, holding labrys and spear, wreath on left side,
MAYΣΣΩΛΛO on right side
BMC 14 ; SNG.Copenhagen 592 ; SNG.von Aulock 2365 ; SNG.Tübingen 3330;
Weber collection 6603var. ; McClean 8520var. ; SNG.Keckman 276var.
R
Very attractive portrait of fine classical style. Rare.
vf

575,00 



SATRAPS OF CARIA - AR Drachm, Halikarnassos

Maussollos, 377 - 353 BC
weight 3,65gr. ; silver Ø 14mm.

obv. Laurated head of Apollo three-quarter right
rev. Zeus Labraundos standing right, holding labrys and spear,
small o before feet, MAYΣΣΩΛΛO on right side
cf. Sear 4956 ; cf. BMC 9-12 ; cf. SNG.Copenhagen 591 ;
cf. McClean 8520 ; cf. SNG.von Aulock 2361 ; cf. SNG.Tübingen 3330 ;
cf. Weber collection 6603 ; cf. SNG.keckman 276
RRR

Minor traces of oxidation.
Extremely rare variety.
Portrait of attractive classical style.
vf

595,00 



SATRAPS OF CARIA - AR Tetradrachm, Halikarnassos

Hidreus, 351 - 344 B.C.
weight 15,16gr. ; silver Ø 23,5mm.
obv. Laurated head of Apollo three-quarter face to right
rev. Zeus labraundos standing right, holding labrys and spear, to left I,
to right  IΔPIEΩ
Σ
BMC 1var. ; SNG.von Aulock- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; Boston 2000var. ;
McClean 8521
R
Very attractive coin of beatiful classical style
vf+

2.350,00 



SATRAPS OF CARIA - AR Trihemiobol, Halikarnassos

Hidrieus, 353 - 344 BC
weight 0,86gr. ; silver Ø 9mm.
obv. Laurated head of Apollo three-quarter face to right
rev. Ornamented star, with I -
Δ - P - I between the rays
BMC 7 ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock 2370 ; Troxell p.251,3 ;
McClean- ; Sammlung Klein- ; SNG.Keckman 279 ; SNG.Kayhan 885 ;
SNG.von Post 261 ; Babelon, Traité II, 103 ; Konuk 146a ; Sear 4962
R
Coin of very attractive style. Rare.
vf

265,00 



SATRAPS OF CARIA - AR Didrachm, Halikarnassos

Pixodaros,340 - 334
weight 6,55gr. ; silver Ø 19mm.
obv. Laurated head of Apollo three-quarter face to right
rev. Zeus labraundos standing right, honding double axe (Labrys) in right hand
over shoulder and long lotus-headed scepter in left hand, PIXΩΔAPOY on right
BMC 5 ; SNG.Copenhagen 597; SNG.von Aulock 2375 ; SNG.Keckman 891 ;
McClean 8524 ; Babelon, Traité, Pl.XV, 20 ; SNG.Kayhan 891
R
Coin of very attractive style.
vf+

775,00 



SATRAPS OF CARIA - AR Didrachm, Halikarnassos

Pixodaros, 340 - 334 BC
weight 6,82gr. ; silver Ø 19mm.
obv. Laurated head of Apollo three-quarter face to right
rev. Zeus labraundos standing right, honding double axe (Labrys) in right hand
over shoulder and long lotus-headed scepter in left hand, PIXΩΔAPOY on right
BMC 5 ; SNG.Copenhagen 597; SNG.von Aulock 2375 ; SNG.Keckman 891 ; 
McClean 8524 ; Babelon, Traité, Pl.XV, 20 ; SNG.Kayhan 891
R
Minor traces of gilding. Coin of very attractive style.
vf/xf-

695,00 



CARIA, UNCERTAIN MINT (CHERSONESOS ?) - AR Hemiobol, circa 510-470 BC

weight 0,59gr. ; silver Ø 8mm.
obv. Confronted foreparts of two bulls
rev. Roughly square incuse
Minted according to the Milesian standard.

Formerly this coin type has been attributed to Pergamon and Samos. Based on finds we nowadays think that the mint must be sought in Caria, possibly Knidian Chersonesos.

BMC- ; Rosen Collection - ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock- ;
Troxell 11A ; SNG.Tübingen- ; Sammlung Klein- ; SNG.Kayhan 971 ;
SNG.Keckman 909 
RR

vf-

225,00 



CARIA, UNCERTAIN MINT (CHERSONESOS ?) - AR Hemiobol, 5th century BC

weight 0,35gr. ; silver Ø 8mm.
obv. Confronted foreparts of two bulls
rev. Forepart of bull left

Formerly this coin type has been attributed to Pergamon and Samos. Based on finds we nowadays think that the mint must be sought in Caria, possibly Knidian Chersonesos.

BMC- ; Rosen Collection - ; Weber collection 5156 (Pergamon) ;
Troxell 11B ; SNG.Tübingen 3327 ; Sammlung Klein 501 ;
SNG.Kayhan 968 ; SNG.Keckman 912
R
vf-

165,00 



CARIA, ALABANDA - AR Drachm, circa 189-75 B.C.

weight 3,78gr. ; silver 19mm.
obv. Laurated haed of Apollo left
rev. Pegasos jumping left

Alabanda or Antiochia of the Chrysaorians was an ancient city of Caria. The city is located in the saddle between two heights. The area is noted for its dark marble and for gemstones that resembled garnets. The city was founded by a Carian hero Alabandus. In the Carian language, the name is a combination of the words for horse ala and victory banda. In the early Seleucid period, the city was part of the Chrysaorian League, a loose federation of nearby cities linked by economic and defensive ties and, perhaps, by ethnic ties. The city was renamed Antiochia of the Chrysaorians in honor of Seleucid king Antiochus III who preserved the city′s peace. It was captured by Philip V of Macedon in 201 BC. The name reverted to Alabanda after the Seleucid defeat at the Battle of Magnesia in 190 BC. The Romans occupied the city shortly thereafter. In 40 BC, the rebel Quintus Labienus at the head of a Parthian army took the city. After Labienus′s garrison was slaughtered by the city′s inhabitants, the Parthian army stripped the city of its treasures. Under the Roman Empire, the city became a conventus (Pliny, V, xxix, 105) and Strabo reports on its reputation for high-living and decadence. The city minted its own coins down to the mid-third century. During the Byzantine Empire, the city was a created a bishopric.

BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ;,SNG.von Aulock- ;
Weber collection- ; McClean-
RR
f/vf, slightly off-centre

155,00 



CARIA, ALABANDA - AE 20, 2nd / 1st century BC

weight 4,15gr. ; bronze 20mm.
obv. Laurated head of Apollo right
rev. Lyre AΛABAN on right , ΔEΩN on left
BMC 15 ; SNG.Copenhagen 4 ; SNG.von Aulock 2388 ; SNG.Keckman- ;
McClean- ; Weber collection- ; Lindgren collection- ; Sear 4770

vf+

135,00 



CARIA, ALABANDA - AE 11, 168-30 BC

weight 1,52gr. ; bronze Ø 11mm.
obv. Lyre with tortoiseshell base.
rev. Humped bull standing right, AΛABAN above,  ΔEΩN beneath
SNG Copenhagen 7 ; SNG.von Aulock- ; McClean- ; Imhoof "Klagenfurt" 90 ;
Weber collection- ; SNG.Keckman- ; Lindgren collection- ; SNG.Tübingen 3340
R
dark patina
f/vf

55,00 



CARIA, APHRODISIAS & PLARASA - AE 12, 1st century BC

weight 1,32gr. ; bronze Ø 12mm
obv. Labrys (double-axe), ΠΛAPA above, AΦPO below
rev. Cuirass within incuse square

The first settlements on this furtile land appear 7800 years ago, in late neolithic and calcolithic eras. They continue during bronze and the following ages. Excavator Kenan T. Erim believes that there was an ancient Ishtar-Astarte cult here, which was known as Nin, Ninai, Nana or Enana. Derived from this was the city name, "Ninoe," which was translated as "Aphrodisias" with the onset of Roman rule. Aphrodisias is the city of Goddess of love; Aphrodite. She comes from the depths of the ancient times, and meets us for the first time in Neolithic era, as the caring mother goddess. The answer to how this Mother-Goddess cult came here goes back to the home of Israel sons: Sidon. The goddess of love came to be known as Astarte in Sidon and as Istar in Babylon and Ninova. According to Byzantine historian Stephanus the first name of Aphrodisias was Lelegonpolis. Later it was called Megapolis and following the reign of Assyrian King Ninos, Ninoi. After the destruction of their city by Meds and Babylons, Assyrians bring their Istar cult to this intact site. Depictions of Ninos and his wife Semiramis′ profiles scraped on a relief, which came into light during excavations, prove this view. We get the first source of information about Aphrodisias from Aphrodisian historian Apollonios who wrote a book on Caria region. In the 1st century BC Aphrodisias had established an alliance with its neighbouring city of Plarasa to mint money. It′s from around this time that the earliest known coins of Aphrodisias date. They don′t depict Aphrodite, however, but rather a double axe and armour. What′s more, the coins bear not only the city name of Aphrodisias, but also of Plasara, which suggests a close relationship between the two cities. But Aphrodisias′ great period began only when Octavian defeated Caesar′s murderers. Aphrodisias had been pillaged by the troops of Labienus, and now, as a reward for its resistance, received municipal liberties, fiscal autonomy and an extended law of asylum for its Aphrodite Temple. A period of prosperity made the small provincial city between Lydia and Phrygia into the magnificent urban centre whose traces we can visit today.

BMC 1 ; SNG.Copenhagen 67 ; SNG.von Aulock ; SNG.Tübingen 3354 ;
SNG.Keckman- ; Weben collection- ; Lindgren collection 663 ; McClean 8451 ;
Popken collection 7614 ; MacDonald type 29 ; Sear 4796
R

Rare and attractive historical coins with dark patina.
Hard to find this nice.
vf/vf+

325,00 



CARIA - BARGYLIA - AR Hemidrachme, 2nd/1st eeuw BC

weight 2,19gr. ; silver Ø 14mm.
obv. Veiled bust of Artemis Kindyas right
rev. Stag standing right, rose below, BAPΓY on right , ΛIHTΩN on left

The ancient city of Bargylia, on the coast of Caria, was said to have been founded by Bellerophon in honour of his companion Bargylos  who had been killed by a kick from the winged horse Pegasus. Near Bargylia was the Temple of Artemis Cindyas. Strabo reports the local belief that rain would fall around the temple but never touch it. Artemis Cindyas and Pegasus appear on coinage of Bargylia. In 201/200 BC during the Cretan War King Philip V of Macedon wintered his fleet in Bargylia when he was blockaded by the Pergamene and Rhodian fleets. Protarchus the Epicurean philosopher, the mentor of Demetrius Lacon, was a native of Bargylia. Ruins still reminds us to the once flourishing harbour city of Bargylia.

BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock 8074 ; SNG.Keckman 22 ;
Sammlung Klein- ; Sammlung Karl 104 ; SNG.Turkey I,752 ; Weber- ;
cf. Sear 4810  RR
Very rare coin in a superb quality.
xf-/xf

460,00 



CARIA, HALIKARNASSOS - AE 17, 2nd/1st century BC

weight 4,69gr. ; bronze Ø 17mm.
obv. Bearded head of Poseidon right
rev. Ornamented trident-head, bunch of grapes inner left
AΛIKAP (NAΣΣEΩN)
cf. BMC 20 ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock- ;
SNG.Keckman- ; SNG.Tübingen ; SNG.Kayhan- ; SNG.Leipzig- ;
McClean - RRR
Attractive dark green patina. Extremely rare.
vf/vf+

165,00 



CARIA, IDYMA - AR Drachm, circa 425-375 BC

weight 3,68gr. ; silver Ø 15mm.
obv. Head of horned Pan facing
rev. I-Δ-Y-M-I-O-N around fig leaf within incuse square

The first recorded mention of Idyma (located at the northern end of modern Gökova) was in 546 BC as a member of the Attika-Delos Sea Union founded against the Persians with the leadership of Athens. The town was located at the head of the Ceramic gulf. In the year 546 BC, Idyma was been occupied by the Persian army, under the command of Harpagos. From 484 – 405 BC, the Persian regiment has been banished and the city participated in the Attica Delos Sea Union lead by the Athens. Idyma became a member of the Union by paying 1 Talent and 890 Drachmas in taxes. Idyma is mentioned in the tax lists for the years 453-452 BC, the earliest written document on the city. The same reports mention a local sovereign by the name of Paktyes, whose descendants may have founded a dynasty which governed Idyma and to whose members the rock tombs could be attributable. In the fifth and fourth century BC. Idyma produced its own coins, one side of which was marked with the name Idymion, and the other side with the head of Pan, hinting at a shepherd′s cult. From 167 BC to at least the 2nd century AD, Idyma, together with the entire region south of Muğla (Mobolla) was part of the Rhodes′ mainland possessions (Rhodian Peraia).

BMC 5 ; SNG.Copenhagen 419 ; SNG.von Aulock 2559 ; SNG.Keckman 60 ;
SNG Kayhan- ; SNG.Tübingen- ; SNG.Delepierre - ; Weber collection 6526 ;
Babelon, Traité pl.CXLVI, 8 ; Jameson collection Pl.LXXVII, 1539 ;
Gulbenkian 760
RR
It is unusual to find this very rare and entertaining type so well struck.
vf

1.350,00 



CARIA, KAUNOS - AE 12, 350-300 BC

weight 1,71gr. ; bronze 12mm.
obv. Bull butting right
rev. Sphinx seated right, K - A in field

The oldest find at the Kaunos archeological site is the neck of a Protogeometric amphora dating back to the 9th century BC, or even earlier. A statue found at the western gate of the city walls, pieces of imported Attic ceramics and the S-SE oriented city walls show habitation in the 6th century BC. However, none of the architectural finds at Kaunos itself dates back to earlier than the 4th century BC. Kaunos was an important sea port. Kaunos is first referred to by Herodotus in his book Histories. He narrates that the Persian general Harpagus marches against the Lycians, Carians and Kaunians during the Persian invasion of 546 BCE. Herodotus writes that the Kaunians fiercely countered Harpagus′ attacks but were ultimately defeated. Despite the fact that the Kaunians themselves said they originated from Crete, Herodotus doubted this. He thought it was far more likely that the Kaunians were the original inhabitants of the area because of the similarity between his own Carian language and that of the Kaunians. He added that there were, however, great differences between the lifestyles of the Kaunians and those of their neighbours, the Carians and Lycians. One of the most conspicuous differences being their social drinking behaviour. It was common practice that the villagers -men, women and children alike- had get-togethers over a good glass of wine. Herodotus mentions that Kaunos participated in the Ionian Revolt (499–494 BC). The remains of Kaunos are now located about 8 km from the coast, a few km west of the modern town of Dalyan.

BMC 3-6 ; SNG.Copenhagen 182 ; SNG.von Aulock 2564 ; SNG.Tübingen 3407 ;
Weber collection 6452 ; SNG.Keckman 70 ; McClean- ; cf. Lindgren collection 627 ;
Konuk, plate 50, B

vf

75,00 



CARIA - KAUNOS - AE 12, circa 309 - 189 B.C.

weight 1,22gr. ; bronze Ø 12mm.
obv. Head of Alexander the Great right, wearing tainia
rev. Cornucopiae bound with fillet
BMC 12 ; SNG.von Aulock 8100 ; SNG.Copenhagen 184
SNG.Keckman 76

vf/vf+

70,00 



CARIA, OLD KNIDOS - AR Drachme, 490-465 BC

weight 5,87gr. ; silver Ø 16mm.
obv. Forepart of lion right
rev. Archaic portrait of Aphrodite right, wearing pearldiadem,
all within incuse square

The first references to Knidos in the historical record would seem to place the foundation of the city, probably by Doric Greeks from Laconia or Megara in the Greek mainland, in the 8th or 7th century BC as a Greek colony on the coast of Caria. Early on, Knidos was allied with five other Doric cities in the islands and mainland of the region, forming the so-called Doric Hexapolis. The city appears to have achieved great wealth and major creativity already in the 6th century, by the middle of which it donated a treasury at the sanctuary of Apollo in Delphi. This building, designed to hold offerings to the deity, was revolutionary in many regards: it was the first such structure built at Delphi, and one of the first full marble structures in Greece, but moreover, it was the first building in mainland Greece to use caryatids instead of columns for its porch. To the Greek visitor of ca. 550 BC, the sight of the Knidian Treasury must have been astonishing, exotic, innovative and luxurious, and there can be little doubt that this was its creators′ intention, a reflection of how they saw their city and its place within the Greek World. We shall return to this theme of innovation, as the Knidians themselves did, later on. Around the same time, Knidos fell to the Persian empire. From 478 BC, i.e. immediately after the Second Persian War, it was part of the Attic-Delian League, the great naval alliance headed by Athens, but defected to the Spartan side in 412 BC. Also in the 5th century, the city donated another famous structure at Delphi, the so-called Lesche of the Knidians, lavishly decorated with frescos by Polygnotos, the greatest painter of that era, which were described in detail by the travel writer Pausanias some 600 years later. Unfortunately, that early Knidos of the Archaic and Classical periods remains a bit of a mystery, as we are not quite sure where it was located, although it is usually assumed to have been in the vicinity of the Datça peninsula, 30km (18mi) east of the present site of modern Ketir. At the place now known and visited as Knidos, full urban activity appears to have begun only to the 4th century BC, older material being scant. So, what seems to have happened is that the Knidians, and perhaps some of their neighbours, decided to abandon their original settlement(s) and refound their polity as a planned city in a highly strategic location. It is also possible that originally, Knidos was a state entity with multiple centres, in which case the refoundation represents an act of centralisation or synoikismos, a phenomenon observed in the same time-frame elsewhere in the region (e.g. on Rhodes and Kos). The site of "New Knidos" thrived in the succeeding centuries, first as a Hellenistic, then a Roman and eventually Byzantine city, to be abandoned around the 8th century AD. Many remains of "New Knidos" survived time, among which the agora, the theatre, an odeum, a temple of Dionysus, a temple of the Muses, a temple of Aphrodite and a great number of minor buildings have been identified, and the general plan of the city has been very clearly made out. The most famous statue by Praxiteles, the Aphrodite of Knidos, was made for Knidos. It has perished, but late copies exist.

BMC 17 ; SNG.Copenhagen 235 ; cf. SNG.von Aulock 2597 ; cf. SNG.Kayhan 816 ;
cf. SNG.Tübingen 3419 ; cf. Weber collection 6467 ; cf. McClean 8471 ;
cf. Babelon, Traité Pl.CXLV,13 ; Cahn 64
R
coin of good style and with attractive patina
vf+/vf

1.295,00 



CARIA, OLD KNIDOS - AR Obol, circa 411-404 BC

weight 0,86gr. ; silver Ø 10mm.
obv. Forepart of a roaring lion right
rev. Head of Aphrodite right, hair in bunch behind, within incuse square

In most reference works this coin is described as an obol, minted according to the Aeginetic standard. However S.W.Grose (McClean collection) described this coin as a trihemiobol, minted according to the Rhodian standard.

BMC 22 ; SNG.Copenhagen 255 ; cf. SNG.von Aulock 2593 ; Cahn 100 ;
SNG.Keckman 146 ; Weber collection- ; cf. SNG.Kayhan 821 ; SNG.Delepierre- ;
Babelon, Traité Pl.CXLV, 23 ; SNG.Tübingen- ; McClean 8478 ; Sear 4837

f à f/vf

135,00 



CARIA, NEW KNIDOS - AE 11, 390-190 BC

weight 1,55gr. ; bronze Ø 10mm.
obv. Laurated head of Apollo right
rev. Prow right with rams′s head as decoration,  
ΠOΛ en crescent above, caduceus and KNI beneath
BMC-  ; SNG.Tübingen- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock- ;
SNG.Keckman - ; Weber collection- ; Lindgren collection-
RRR
Very attractive coin with dark patina. Extremely rare.
vf/xf à xf-

150,00 



CARIA, NEW KNIDOS - AE 10, 390-190 BC

weight 1,39gr. ; bronze Ø 10mm.
obv. Laurated head of Apollo right
rev. Prow right, magistrate name above (unclear), KNI beneath
cf. BMC 67-71 ; cf. SNG.Tübingen 3428 ; cf. SNG.Copenhagen 312-315 ;
cf. SNG.von Aulock 8108-8109 ; cf. SNG.Keckman 206-209 ;
cf. Weber collection 6488 ; cf. Lindgren collection 636

dark patina
vf

55,00 



CARIA, NEW KNIDOS - AR Tetrobol, circa 250-210 BC

magistrate Philokles
weight 2,51gr. ; silver Ø 13mm.
obv. Diademed head of Artemis right quiver at shoulder
rev. Tripod between  KNIΔIΩN - ΦIΛOKΛHS
BMC-  ; SNG.Tübingen- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock 2612 ;
SNG.Kayhan- ;
SNG.Delepierre- ; SNG.Keckman - ; SNG.Kayhan- ;
Weber collection- ; Sear- (cf.4848)
RR
vf/xf à xf-

295,00 



CARIA, NEW KNIDOS - AR Didrachm, circa 210-185 BC

Magistrate Ptolemaios
weight 5,27gr. ; silver Ø 19mm.
obv. Head of Rhodian Helios three-quarter face to right within circle of beads
rev. Forepart of lion right, KNI above, (ΠT) OΛEMAIO (Y)  beneath
BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock- ; SNG.Tübingen- ; SNG.Kayhan- ; 
Weber collection- ; McClean- ; SNG.Keckman- ; SNG.Delepierre- ; Sear-
RRR
Very minor flan crack. Attractive coin with pleasing tone
and of fine classical style. Extremely rare.
vf/xf à xf-

1.850,00 



CARIA, KINDYA - AR Tetrobol, circa 510-490 BC

weight 1,86gr. ; silver Ø 11mm.
obv. Head of Ketos left with gaping mouth
rev. Incuse geomatric pattern

Kindya was a town in Caria 20 km SW of Milâs. It was of some importance in the 6th/5th century BC, when it paid one talent in the Delian Confederacy, but later, apparently in the 3rd century, was absorbed into Bargylia. Herodotos mentions a Pixodaros, son of Mausolos of Kindya, presumably an ancestor of the Hekatomnids. Strabo speaks of it as no longer existing. The city was chiefly notable for its principal deity, Artemis Kindyas, whose temple was believed to be immune from rainfall; she later became a chief deity of Bargylia. The ruins are on a steep hill above the village. The city wall enclosed an area some 450 by 200 m, but large stretches of it are now destroyed. On the crest is a citadel circa 120 meters long in dry rubble masonry, with a gate at the NW end and a smaller fortification at the SE end. Traces of ancient buildings extend some distance down the SW slope. Surface pottery includes sherds of 4th c. date, but nothing recognizably later. The site of the temple has been determined by inscriptions and architectural fragments at a spot near the village of Kemikler some 2 km to the NE, but virtually nothing is now to be seen above ground.

SNG.Copenhagen 356 ; SNG.von Aulock 2340 ; Rosen Collection 617 ;
Asyut Hoard 687 ; Keckman 920 ; SNG.Kayhan 812 ; SNG.Ashmolean 295-315 ;
Kagan/Kritt ″the coinage of Kindya″, NC 1995, 103 ; Sear-
R
Very remarkable cointype in an wonderful condition.
xf-

595,00 



CARIA, MYGISSOS - AE 11, 350-300 BC

weight 1,12gr. ; bronze Ø 11mm.
obv. Laurated head of Poseidon right
rev. Dolphin right, MY above, trident beneath

Mygissos is a town attested only by numismatic evidence. It′s location is unknown, but it is presumed to be close to ancient Nisyros - perhaps even on the island of Nisyros itself - as the coins struck are very similar to the coins from this town. Nowadays this coin type is attributed to Mygissos, but in the past it has been attributed to Myrina (Aeolis), Myus (Ionia), Myndos (Caria) and Nisyros (Caria).

BMC page 222, no.1 (Nisyros) ; SNG.Copenhagen 1022 (Myus) and 709 (Nisyros) ;
SNG.von Aulock 2114 (Myus) and 8183 (Nisyros) ; Sammlung Klein 536 ;
Inhoof-Blumer, Kleinasiatische Münzen, Pl.III, 15 (Myus) ; Waddington 1337 (Myrina) ;
McClean- ; Weber collection 6065 (Myus) and 6700 (Nisyros) ; SNG.Keckman- ;
Lindgren collection- ; SNG.Kayhan 847 (Myndos) ;  SNG.Tübingen 3432
R
Rare coin with dark patina.
f/vf

75,00 



CARIA - MYLASA - AR Stater, circa 520-490 BC

weight 10,83gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.
obv. Forepart of  lion left
rev. Incuse square with rough pattern
Sear 3575var. ; SNG.von Aulock 8033 (Caria, incerti); Kraay plate 5, no.100 ;
Weber collection 6448 (Kaunos) ; McClean 8465 (Kaunos) ; SNG.Kayhan- ;
SNG.Copenhagen 179var. (Kaunos) ; SNG. Keckman 64var. (Kaunos) ;
SNG.Tübingen- ; SNG.Delepierre- ; Rosen collection 611 (Caria, incerti)
R
Obverse struck off-centre. Rare.
f/vf

375,00 



CARIA, MYLASA - AE 12, 3rd/2nd century BC

weight 1,48gr. ; bronze Ø 12mm.
obv. Horse trotting right
rev. Ornamented trident-head downwards, M - Y in upper field

Mylasa (Milas, Turkey today) was often mentioned by ancient writers. The first mention is from early 7th century BC, when Arselis, a Carian leader from Mylasa, helped Gyges in his fight for the Lydian throne. Under Persia, Mylasa was the chief city of Caria. Mylasa joined the Delian League c. 455 BC, but Persian rule was restored by 400. Mylasa was the hometown and first capital of the Hecatomnid dynasty, nominally Persian satraps, but practically kings of Caria and the surrounding region, 377 - 352 BC In the Hellenistic era, the city was contested by Alexander′s successors, but prospered. In 314 BC bronze coins were minted by Eupolemos, general of King Kassander, during his military campaigns in Caria. Mylasa was severely damaged in the Roman Civil War in 40 B.C., but again regained prosperity under Roman rule.

BMC 11 ; SNG.Copenhagen 422 ; SNG.von Aulock 2619 ; SNG.Kayhan- ;
SNG.Keckman 228 ; McClean- ; Weber collection 6528 ; Mionnet VI, 352 ;
Akarca 34b ; Lindgren collection A653A ; Waddington 2452 ; SNG.Tübingen 3446

vf-

65,00 



CARIA, MYLASA - RHODIAN PERAIA - AR Drachm, circa 175-160 BC

weight 2,05gr. ; silver Ø 15mm.
obv. Facing head of Helios with eagle superimposed on right cheek
rev. Rose, M to left of stalk, A to right.

The Rhodian Peraia were Rhodian possessions on the mainland. Coins were issued there from time to time, with types resembling the regular Rhodian coinage, but without the name of the mint.

BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen 922 ; SNG.von Aulock 2865 ; SNG.Keckman- ;
SNG.Kayhan- (cf. 846) ; SNG.Tübingen - (cf.3646) ; Weber collection- ;
McClean- ; R. Ashton, "The Pseudo-Rhodian Drachms of Mylasa", NC (1992), 146.
R
vf-

175,00 



CARIA, MYNDOS - AR Drachm, 2nd/ 1st century BC

Magistrate Menedemos
weight 4,11gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.
obv. Laurated head of Zeus right, with head-dress of Osiris
rev. Head-dress of Isis resting in thunderbolt, trident beneath,
MYNΔIΩN on left , MENEΔHMOΣ on right , all within circle of beads

Myndos was an ancient Dorian colony of Troezen, on the coast of Caria, sited on the Bodrum Peninsula, a few miles northwest of Halicarnassus. The site is now occupied by the modern village of Gümüslük. Myndos was protected by strong walls, and had a good harbor. When Alexander the Great besieged Halicarnassus, he was anxious first to make himself master of Myndus; but when he attempted to take it by surprise, the Myndians, with the aid of reinforcements from Halicarnassus repulsed him with some loss. Remains of the city are visible in and around Gümüslük.

BMC - ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock- ; SNG.Delepierre- ;
cf. SNG.Keckman 239 (no trident) ; Weber collection- ; McClean- ;
SNG.Kayhan- ; SNG.Tübingen- ; cf. SNG.Helsinki 239 (no trident)
RRR
Minor flanfailure on the reverse, but otherwise very attractive coin
of the best classical style with fine details. Extremely rare.
xf-

1.450,00 



CARIA, STRATONIKEIA - AE 16, 1st century BC (after 81 BC)

weight 4,02gr. ; bronze Ø 16mm.
obv. Laurated head of Hekate, wearing kalathos with crescent
rev. Pegasos galloping left ΣTPATO above, NIKEΩN beneath

Stratonikeia (nowadays in the borders of the Village of Eskihisar) was founded on the site of an old Carian town, Idrias, anciently called Chrysaoris, said to be the first town funded by the Lycians. Later it passed under the control of the Achaemenid Empire. Stratonikeia, inhabited continuously from the Late Bronze Age (1500 BC) to the present day, is one of the most important city-states in inner Caria. The name of the settlement was Atriya in Hittite Period, Khrysaoris and Idrias in Classical Period and Stratonikeia in Hellenistic Period. The name of the Hellenistic city was given by the Commander Seleucid Antiochus I, after the name of his former stepmother and later wife Stratonike in the first quarter of the third century BC. In subsequent periods, Stratonikeia changed hands among Ptolemaics, Macedonians and Rhodians. In 130/129 BC, the region became a part of the Roman Republic (then Empire). Under the Roman Empire, the town seems to have continued in its prosperity: it was in this age that were built Stratonikeia′s most impressive remains, first of all the theatre, with the seats remaining, estimated to be able to contain no fewer than ten thousand people; and secondly, the Serapeum, or a temple dedicated to the cult of Serapis, built about 200 AD, full of inscriptions and invocations to the gods. Other important ruins are on the acropolis, surrounded by a wall and crowned by a small temple dedicated to the cult of the emperors, and a powerful fortress. Much worse is the state of conservation of the city walls and its agora, while the location of the temple of Zeus Chrysaoreus is still unknown.

In the Greek world after Alexander the Great, urbanization took place at an unprecedented rate and scale. Based on the Greek model of the polis, this introduced a new landscape of social and political organizations, which had a great impact on the complexities of local and regional identities and how these were displayed. Religion played an important role in this process. The Hecate sanctuary in Lagina is much older than the Hellenistic town of Stratonicea which lies in its vicinity. The area of Lagina was inhabited since the Bronze Age. The Seleucids rebuilt the local sanctuary and transformed it into one of the most important religious centres in Caria. Stratonikeia used the sanctuary of Hekate at Lagina as an instrument to integrate the social and political identity of the local Carian population into the interstate world of Greek civic networks and Roman authority. The cult of Hecate had been surrounded by mystery even in the ancient times. Originally, she had not been included in Greek pantheon, e.g. Homer did not mention her at all in his epics. Most probably the cult of Hecate had its origins in Asia Minor, perhaps even in Caria, where Lagina is situated. The earliest recorded reference to Hecate in Greek literature is the Theogony by Hesiod (8th century BC). This work is a poem that describes the origins of the universe and the genealogies of the Greek gods. Hesiod describes Hecate as a daughter of Perses and Asteria and, therefore as the descendant of the Titans. As such she does not belong to the twelve Olympian gods, but retains certain privileges and is offered new ones by Zeus. Hecate image and characteristics changed in the antiquity. Her oldest personification had been associated with a friendly goddess, benevolent to people, granting them successes in sports events, fishing and animal husbandry. However, with time, her essential features changed. Hecate started to be perceived as the protector of magic and sorcery and, as such, associated with the underworld. She became the source of magical rituals and the mother of first sorcerers. In this incarnation, she was also the patron of crossroads where her statues were erected. They presented Hecate as a woman with three heads or three torsos.

BMC - (cf. 28) ; SNG.Copenhagen- (cf. 491) ; SNG.von Aulock- (cf. 2658) ;
SNG.Keckman 256 ; SNG.Tübingen- (cf. 3479) ; McClean - ; SNG.Kayhan- ;
Lindgren collection- (cf. 666) ; Weber collection- (cf. 6563) ; Sear- (cf. 4941)
RR
Very rare historical coin with dark patina.
vf

275,00 



CARIA, TABAI - AR Hemidrachm, 1st century BC (after 81 BC)

weight 1,78gr. ; silver Ø 16mm.
obv. Bust of Athena right, wearing crested Conrinthian helmet
rev. Nikè advancing right, holding wreath and trophy
BPAXYΛΛ IΔAS  TABHNωN KAΛ

The city of Tabai (modern Tavas) occupied the heights at the western end of a plain extending in a north-easterly directyion towards Mount Salbacus, situated on the boundaries of Caria with Phrygia. During the Galatian War, the inhabitants of Tabai were defeated in 189 BC by Gnaeus Manlius Vulso, when they blocked his passage. Vulso exacted from Tabae a fine of 25 talents and 10,000 medimni of wheat.

BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen 534 ; SNG.von Aulock- ; SNG.Keckman 268 ;
SNG.Tübingen - ; McClean - ; SNG.Kayhan- ; Sear- (cf. 4944)  
RR
vf-

275,00 



CARIA, TABAI - AE 18, 1st century BC (after 81 BC)

weight 5,68gr. ; bronze Ø 18mm.
obv. Laurated head of Zeus right
rev. Caps of the Dioskouroi, small helmet on right,
I - K in upper field, TABHNΩN beneath

The city of Tabai (modern Tavas) occupied the heights at the western end of a plain extending in a north-easterly directyion towards Mount Salbacus, situated on the boundaries of Caria with Phrygia. During the Galatian War, the inhabitants of Tabai were defeated in 189 BC by Gnaeus Manlius Vulso, when they blocked his passage. Vulso exacted from Tabae a fine of 25 talents and 10,000 medimni of wheat.

BMC- (cf.9) ; SNG.Copenhagen- (cf.523-527) ; SNG.von Aulock- ;
SNG.Keckman- ; SNG.Tübingen- ; McClean - ; SNG.Kayhan- ;
Lindgren collection- ; Weber collection- ; Sear- (cf. 4944)
RRR
vf-

140,00 



CARIAN ISLANDS, KOS - AR Tetradrachm, circa 366-340 BC

Magistrate Philodamos
weight 15,03gr. ; silver Ø 24mm.
obv. Head of bearded Herakles (Maussollos ?) right, clad in the skin of a lion
rev. Veiled female head (Artemisia ?) left, behind ΦIΛOΔAM

The portraits on the obverse and reverse are also regarded as those of Maussollos, Carian satrap, and his wife Artemisia. According to the Greek mythology, Kos is the sacred land of Asclepius, the god of healing. Archaeological findings prove that the history of Kos starts from the prehistoric times. The Minoans settled on the island around the 14th century BC, followed by the Achaeans and, a few centuries later, the Dorians came and built the ancient city of Kos. The Persians conquered the island of Kos during the 5th century BC, but were defeated by the Athenians who took control of the island during the battle of Salamina. 460 BC is the year during which Hippocrates (lived c. 460-375 BC), the father of Medicine and founder of the first School of Medicine, was born. After his death in 357, the inhabitants of Kos built the sanctuary of Asklepeion honoring Hippocrates and the god Asklepios. It was used as a hospital, welcoming patients from all over the Mediterranean, with doctors who applied the therapeutic methods of Hippocrates. During the Peloponnesian War (431-404 BC), Kos was an ally of Athens. That is why the island had to pay a high tribute when the Spartians invaded it in 411 BC. In 394 BC, Kos became again an ally with Athens and democracy was introduced on Kos. This period was characterized by a cultural, educational and economical growth. In 335 BC, the island of Kos became a part of the Macedonian Empire. After the death of Alexander the Great, his successors the Ptolemies took control of the island and of the rest of the Dodecanese. Kos became a part of the Eastern colony of the Roman Empire after 82 BC.

BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen-; SNG.von Aulock- ; Babelon, Traité- ; 
Weber collection 662 ; Jameson collection- ; SNG.Delepierre-; Pozzi collection- ;
Ashton ,the Pixodaros Hoard 19 ; SNG.Keckman-
RR
The Hellenistic tetradrachms of Kos can be, when they are not badly struck or
corroded the way so many are, remarkably attractive. Very rare.
vf

2.950,00 



CARIAN ISLANDS, KOS - AR Tetradrachm, circa 345-340 BC

weight 13,25gr. ; silver Ø 23mm.
obv. Head of bearded Herakles (Maussollos ?) right
rev. Veiled female head (Artemisia) left
Name of magistrate not visible.
BMC- ; cf. SNG.Copenhagen - ; SNG.von Aulock- ; SNG.Tübingen- ;
SNG.Delepierre- ; SNG.Kayhan- ; McClean- ; cf. Weber collection 662 ;
cf. Ashton, the Pixodaros hoard 19 ; Sear-  
RR
Very rare coin type with attractive obverse but unfortunately
with heavily corroded and cleaned reverse with hornsilver.
vf/f

395,00 



CARIAN ISLANDS, KOS - AR Hemidrachm, circa 285-258 BC

magistrate Apirion
weight 1,31gr. ; silver Ø 13mm.
obv. Head of young Herakles, clad in lion’s skin
rev. Crab, KΩION  above, club and AΠIΡIΩN  below
BMC- (cf. 70) ; SNG.Copenhagen.- ; SNG.von Aulock- (cf. 2758) ; SNG.Keckman- ;
SNG.Tübingen- ; McClean- ; Weber collection- ; Sear- (cf. 4997)
RRR
Extremely rare coin in a very attractive condition. (ex. Mistakidis collection)
vf

475,00 



CARIAN ISLANDS, RHODOS, IALYSOS - AR 1/24 Stater or hemiobol, circa 480-408 BC

weight 0,60gr. ; silver Ø 10mm.
obv. Forepart of winged boar left
rev. Head of Athena right, wearing Corinthian helmet, within square incuse

Ialyssos used to be one of three earliest city-states on Rhodes Island, together with Lindos and Kamiros. Ancient Ialyssos is strategically located about 10 to 15 km away from the present town of Rhodes. It is nicely perched on top of a fortified hill. As a protective measure in the year 480 BC, Ancient Ialyssos formed a confederation with the other two city states. The three cities combined together shifted the capital of the Rhodes to where the modern Rhodes Town is located. The city began to decline after Rhodes was founded and it was completely destroyed probably in 155 AD by an earthquake.

BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock- ;
SNG.Keckman 312 ; SNG.München 563 ; Sear-
RR
vf

385,00 



CARIAN ISLANDS, RHODOS - AR Hemidrachme, 408-394 BC

weight 1,77gr. ; silver Ø 12mm.
obv. Head of Helios three-quarter face to right
rev. Rose between P - O wintin incuse square

This is one of the first Rhodian coins minted after the foundation of the new capital of Rhodos. The head of Helios on this coin is surely struck from a die engraved by an artist of great talent, one who undoubtedly was responsible for tetradrachms as well.

BMC 3-7 ; SNG.Copenhagen 725 ; SNG.von Aulock 2785 ; SNG.Keckman 367 ;
SNG.Tübingen 3555 ; SNG.Delepierre 2746 ; cf. McClean 8563 ;
Ashton, Meadows & Shipton (2001), p. 100, 19 ; cf. Sear 5030
R
(cf. Nomos, auction 15, 22 october 2017, lot 163  xf with flanfault; CHF  850 + 20%)
Very attractive coin of good style. Hard to find this nice. Rare.
vf/xf à xf-

575,00 



CARIAN ISLANDS, RHODOS - AR Didrachm, circa 340-316 BC

weight 6,88gr. ; silver Ø 19mm.
obv. Head of helios three-quarter face to right
rev. Rose, bud to right, bunch of grapes and E to left,
POΔION  above
, all within incuse square

Rare masterpiece of magnificent classical style.

BMC 27-29 ; SNG.Copenhagen 728 ; cf. SNG.von Aulock 2790 ;
SNG.Keckman 438 ;
Ashton, RN.1988, pp.77-86 (series 1a) ; Ashton 98 ;
McClean 8568 ; Babelon, Traité, pl.CXLVII, 11 ; Sear- (cf.5037)
R

Attractive dark tone.
vf/xf à xf-

1.450,00 



CARIAN ISLANDS, RHODOS - AR Hemidrachm, circa 340-316 BC

weight 1,60gr. ; silver Ø 13mm.
obv. Head of Helios three-quarter face to right
rev. Rose with bus on right, bunch of grapes on left side,
in lower field P - O, all within incuse square
BMC 61 ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock 2795var.  ;
Ashton 103 ; McClean- ; SNG.Keckman 442 ;
cf. Aufhäuser Auktion 15, no.213 (xf-  DM 1800 + 15%)
RR
Coin of remarkable style. Very rare.
vf+

495,00 



CARIAN ISLANDS, RHODOS - AR Didrachm, circa 316-304 BC

weight 6,75gr. ; silver Ø 19mm.
obv. Head of Helios three-quarter face to right
rev. Rose with bud on left and bud and E on right, POΔION  above
BMC 33 ; SNG.Copenhagen - ; SNG.von Aulock- ; SNG.Keckman 445 ;
McClean- ; SNG.Tübingen- ; Weber collection 6715
R
Very attractive and rare coin of elegant style.

vf

650,00 



CARIAN ISLANDS, RHODOS - AR Didrachm, circa 304-275 B.C.

weight 6,64gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.
obv. Head of Helios three-quarter face to right
rev. Rose with bud to right, bunch of grapes and E to left, POΔION  above
cf. BMC 27-29 ; cf. SNG.Copenhagen 728 ; SNG.von Aulock 2790 ; SNG.Keckman 452 ;
shton, RN.1988, pp.77-86 (series 2) ; cf. McClean 8568 ; cf. Babelon, Traité, pl.CXLVII, 11

Very attractive coin of good style.
vf

385,00 



CARIAN ISLANDS, RHODOS - AR Drachm, 304-275 B.C.

weight 3,03gr. ; silver Ø 15mm.
obv. Head of Helios three-quarter face to right
rev. Rose between P - O, with bud on right and cornear on left
BMC 56var. ; SNG.Copenhagen 739var. ; SNG.von Aulock- ;
SNG.Keckman 505
R
f/vf , slightly off-centre

115,00 



CARIAN ISLANDS, RHODOS - AR Hemidrachm,circa 275-250 BC

Magistrate Aristobios
weight 1,44gr. ; silver Ø 12mm.
obv. Head of Helios three-quarter face to right
rev. Rose with stalk on right side, P - O in lower field, APIΣTOBIOΣ above, 
wreath on left side
BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock- ; McClean- ; 
Weber collection- ; SNG.Delepierre- ; SNG.Tübingen- ;
SNG.Keckman - (cf. 494 = drachm of same type) ; Sear-
RRR
Very minor traces of oxidation.
Hemidrachms of this magistrate are extremely rare.
vf-

195,00 



CARIAN ISLANDS, RHODOS - AR Diobol, circa 275-250 BC

weight 1,08gr. ; silver Ø 10mm.
obv. Radiated head of Helios  right
rev. Two rosebuds between P - O,
Φ above
BMC- (cf.42) ; SNG.Copenhagen - (cf.743) ; SNG.von Aulock- (cf.2819) ; 
McClean- (cf.8574) ;
Weber collection- (cf.6723) ; SNG.Delepierre- (cf.2759) ;
SNG.Tübingen- (cf.3583) ;
SNG.Keckman - (cf. 511-529) ; Sear- (cf.5045) RRR
Seems to be unpublished in the important reference works.
Attractive tone. Extremely rare.

vf-

350,00 



CARIAN ISLANDS, RHODOS - AR Didrachme, 250-230 B.C.

magistrate Agesidamos
weight 6,06gr. ; silver Ø 19mm.
obv. Radiated head of Helios three-quarter face to right
rev. Rose with bud to right, Artemis running left with torch to left,
P - O in lower field, AΓHΣIΔAMOΣ above, 
BMC 130 ; SNG.Copenhagen 762 ; SNG.von Aulock 2804 ; McClean- ;
SNG.Keckman 534 ; Weber collection- ; SNG.Tübingen- ; SNG.Delepierre-
Ashton 206

vf-

225,00 



CARIAN ISLANDS, RHODOS - AR Tetradrachm, circa 230-205 BC

magistrate Ameinias
weight 13,49gr. ; silver Ø 24mm.
obv. Radiated head of Helios three-quarter face to right
rev. Rose with bud to right and prow right to left, POΔION above, 
AMEINIAΣ in lower field

BMC 120 ; SNG.Copenhagen 752 ; SNG.von Aulock 2799 ; 
SNG.Keckman 542 ;
Weber collection 6724 ; Jameson pl.LXXVIII, 1557 ; 
McClean- ; SNG.Tübingen- ; SNG.Delepierre 2760

Very attractive coin of good style and with appealing tone.
vf/xf à xf-

2.450,00 



CARIAN ISLANDS, RHODOS - AR Tetradrachm, circa 230 -205 BC

magistrate Ameinias
weight 13,25gr. ; silver Ø 24mm.
obv. Radiated head of Helios three-quarter face to right
rev. Rose with bud to right and prow right to left, POΔION above,
AMEINIAΣ in lower field

BMC 120 ; SNG.Copenhagen 752 ; SNG.von Aulock 2799 ;
SNG.Keckman 542 ;
Weber collection 6724 ; Jameson pl.LXXVIII, 1557 ;
McClean- ; SNG.Tübingen- ; SNG.Delepierre 2760

Very attractive coin of good style and with appealing tone.
vf/xf-

1.695,00 



CARIAN ISLANDS, RHODOS - AR Tetradrachm, circa 230-205 BC

magistrate Tharsytas
weight 13,27gr. ; silver Ø 25mm.
obv. Radiated head of Helios three-quarter face to right
rev. Rose with bud on right and eagle on left, P - O in lower field, ΘAPΣYTAΣ above
BMC 126 ; SNG.Copenhagen 756 ; SNG.von Aulock 2802 ;
SNG.Keckman 550 ; McClean 8580

Very attractive coin of good style and with appealing patina.
vf/xf

1.950,00 



CARIAN ISLANDS, RHODOS - AE 11, circa 205-188 BC

weight 1,26gr. ; silver Ø 11mm.
obv. Radiated haed of  Helios right
rev. Rose with stalk on both sides between P - O
BMC 324 ; SNG.Copenhagen 858 ; SNG.von Aulock 2835 ; McClean- ;
Weber collection- ; Lindren collection 694 ; SNG.Delepierre- ; SNG.Tübingen- ;
SNG.Keckman 607 ; Ashton, the Coinage of Rhodes 332 ; Popken collection 7635 ;
Sear 5080

Attractive dark patina.
xf-/vf+

125,00 



CARIAN ISLANDS, RHODOS - AE 12, circa 205-188 BC

weight 1,16gr. ; silver Ø 12mm.
obv. Radiated haed of  Helios right
rev. Rose with stalk on both sides between P - O
BMC 324 ; SNG.Copenhagen 858 ; SNG.von Aulock 2835 ; McClean- ;
Weber collection- ; Lindren collection 694 ; SNG.Delepierre- ; SNG.Tübingen- ;
SNG.Keckman 607 ; Ashton, the Coinage of Rhodes 332 ; Popken collection 7635 ; Sear 5080

Attractive dark patina.
vf+/vf

75,00 



CARIAN ISLANDS, RHODOS - AR Drachm, circa 188-170 BC

magistrate Anaxidotos
weight 2,86gr. ; silver Ø 15mm.
obv. Radiated head of Helios right
rev. Rose between P - O, ANAXIΔOTOΣ above, 
snake rising from Omphalos left below, all within incuse square
BMC 247 ; SNG.Copenhagen 809 ; SNG.von Aulock- ; McClean- ; 
Weber collection 6744 ; Mionnet III, p.414, no.111 ; SNG.Delepierre- ;
SNG.Tübingen- ; SNG.Keckman 630 ; Jenkins 15 ; Sear 5063

Coin of excellent style and perfectly centred. Rare this nice.
vf/xf

395,00 



CARIAN ISLANDS, RHODOS - AR Pseudo Rhodian Drachm, uncertain mint in Thessaly, 171-168 BC

magistrate Stasion
weight 2,70gr. ; silver Ø 17mm.
obv. Head of Helios three-quarter face to right
rev. Rose between P - O, bud to right, bow and club to left, ΣTAΣION above

Military Pseudo-Rhodian issue, minted during the Third Macedonian War (171-168) by King Perseus of Macedon (179-168 BC). The so called Thessalian “Hermias” coinage. It has been convincingly argued that the Hermias drachms were struck to pay Cretan mercenaries serving in Perseus′ army, who would have desired to be paid in trusted Rhodian-style currency, and were issued under the authority of Hermias, son of Zoilos, a supporter of Perseus from Oropos. The names on these series, however, copy those of genuine Rhodian drachms from the early 2nd century BC, ostensibly “to encourage acceptance of the coinage by Cretan mercenaries” (Ashton p. 32). While we know from hoard evidence that coins of these series were circulating in the region of Thessaly, and that the reason for their striking was doubtless prompted by the presence there of large numbers of Cretan mercenaries in the region during Perseus′ campaigns against the Roman army, the question of the minting authority is uncertain. Ashton (p. 32) notes “...it is not possible to determine whether these coins were issued by an official Macedonian mint (either traveling with Perseus′ army or static), or by Larissa or some neighboring authority.”

BMC 182 ; SNG.Copenhagen 786 ; SNG.von Aulock - ; 
SNG.Keckman 800 ; Ashton p.31, no.34 ; Weber collection- ; 
McClean 8604 ; SNG.Tübingen 3580 ; SNG.Delepierre- ; Sear-
Minor flan crack. Attractive historical coin of good style and with appealing tone.
vf/xf à xf-

475,00 



CARIAN ISLANDS, RHODOS - AR Hemidrachm,170-150 BC

Magistrate Thrasimenes
weight 1,34gr. ; silver Ø 13mm.
obv. Radiated head of Helios right
rev. Rose between P - O, ΘPAΣYMENHΣ above,
rising sun left below, all within incuse square
BMC 304 ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock 2831 ; McClean- ;
Weber collection- ; SNG.Delepierre- ; SNG.Tübingen- ; SNG.Keckman 643 ;
Jenkins 643 ; Sear 5065

very minor traces of oxidation
vf

85,00 



CARIAN ISLANDS, RHODOS - AE 26, circa 120-84 BC

weight 17,87gr. ; bronze Ø 26mm.
obv. Radiated head of Helios right
rev. Rose between P - O, cornucopiae to left, Kerykeion (caduceus) to right
BMC - (cf.323); SNG.Copenhagen - (cf. 854) ; SNG.von Aulock- (cf.2834) ; McClean- ;
Weber collection- (cf.6750) ; SNG.Delepierre- ; SNG.Tübingen- ; SNG.Keckman 732 ;
Lindgren collection- (cf.683) ; Sear- (cf.5079) R
Minor traces of oxidation. Rare.
f/vf à vf-

135,00 



CARIAN ISLANDS, RHODOS - AE 26, circa 120-84 BC

weight 15,99gr. ; bronze Ø 28mm.
obv. Radiated head of Helios right
rev. Rose between P - O, snake on patera to left, palm-branch to right
BMC - (cf.323); SNG.Copenhagen - (cf. 854) ; SNG.von Aulock- (cf.2834) ; 
McClean- ;
Weber collection- (cf.6750) ; SNG.Delepierre- ; SNG.Tübingen- ;
SNG.Keckman- (cf.734 ) ;
Lindgren collection- (cf.683) ; Sear- (cf.5079) RRR
Dark patina. Extremely rare.
f/vf

185,00 



CARIAN ISLANDS, RHODOS - AR Drachm, circa 88-84 BC

Magistrate Nikephoros
weight 2,04gr. ; silver Ø 13,5mm.
obv. Radiated head of Helios right
rev. Rose between P - O, hand holding corn-ear to left, NIKH
ΦOPOΣ above,
all within incuse square
BMC 276 ; SNG.Copenhagen 824 ; SNG.von Aulock- ; McClean- ;
Weber collection- ; SNG.Delepierre- ; SNG.Tübingen- ; SNG.Keckman 676 ;
Jenkins 249 ; Sear- (cf. 5063)  R
vf-

125,00 



CARIAN ISLANDS, RHODOS - AE 19, circa 40 BC - 25 AD

magistrate Epitiches
weight 4,16gr. ; bronze Ø 18mm.
obv. Radiated head of Helios right
rev. Rose, caduceus  between P - O below, around  EΠITYXHΣ
BMC 346 ; SNG.Copenhagen - ; SNG.von Aulock 2841 ; 
Ashton, page 78-79, no.82 ; McClean- ; Weber collection 6759 ; 
SNG.Delepierre- ; SNG.Tübingen- ; SNG.Keckman 748 ; 
Lindgren collection- ; Sear 5084

Dark patina. Rare.
vf-

85,00 



PHRYGIA, ABBAËTAE-MYSI - AE 21, 2nd century BC

weight 4,93gr. ; bronze Ø 21mm.
obv. Laurated head of Zeus right
rev. Winged thunderbolt, MYΣΩN above, ABBAITΩN below, all within oak-wreath

This coin was minted in the western part of Phrygia, occupied by Mysian people, the Abbaëtae. Ankyra and Synaeus where the chief cities in this district. Ankyra is the most likely mint for this coin.

BMC 1 ; SNG.Copenhagen 2 ; SNG.von Aulock 3329 ; McClean 8733 ;
SNG.Tübingen 3887 ; Weber collection 6968var. ; Lindgren collection-

vf-

80,00 



PHRYGIA, AEZANIS - AE 17, circa 210-250 AD

weight 2,45gr. ; bronze Ø 17mm.
obv. Youthful bust of laurated Demos right, ΔHMOC in front
rev. Hyigeia in long chiton and peplos standing right,
feeding serpent from phiale  AIZAN - ЄITΩN

Settlement in the area is known from the Bronze Age. The city may have derived its name from Azan, one of three sons of Arcas and the nymph Erato, legendary ancestors of the Phrygians. During the Hellenistic period the city changed hands between the Kingdom of Pergamum and the Kingdom of Bithynia, before being bequeathed to Rome by the former in 133 BC. It continued to mint its own coins. The city was an important political and economic centre in Roman times; surviving remains from the period include a well-preserved Temple of Zeus, unusual combined theatre-stadium complex, and macellum inscribed with the Price Edict of Diocletian. The city fell into decline in Late Antiquity.

BMC 17 ; Mionnet Vol.VIIsuppl., page 488, no.27 ; SNG.von Aulock- ;
McClean- ; Weber collection 6987 ; SNG.Copenhagen 55 ; SNG.München-

Wonderful bronze coin with green patina.
xf-

165,00 



PHRYGIA, ANKYRA - AE 25, circa 200-230 AD

weight 6,14gr. ; bronze 25mm.
obv. Draped bust of Senat right  CYN KΛHTOC IЄPA
rev. AN - KYPA - NΩN  within wreath
BMC - (cf.11-14) ; SNG.Copenhagen- (cf.130-132) ; SNG.von Aulock- (cf.3424) ;
SNG.München- (cf.88) ; SNG.Tübingen- (cf.3937) ; Weber collection- (cf.7017) ;
McClean- ; SNG.Leypold- ; Winterthur 4039 
RR
Minor weakness. Dark patina.
vf-

110,00 



PHRYGIA, APAMEIA - AE 22, 133-48 BC

magistrate Antiphon Menekleous
weight 7,81gr. ; bronze Ø 22mm.
obv. Bust of Athena right, wearing aegis and crested
Corinthian helmet ornameneted with griffin
rev. Eagle flying right above Maeander pattern between caps
of the Dioskouroi, APAMEΩN above, three star in field,
ANTIΦΩN MENEKΛEOYΣ below
BMC 44 ; SNG.Copenhagen 164 ; SNG.von Aulock- ;
Weber collection- ; McClean 8762 ; Winterthur cf. 4048 ;
SNG.Tübingen- ; SNG. München 110 ; cf. Sear 5119

Light traces of oxidation. Dark patina.
f/vf

55,00 



PHRYGIA, APAMEIA - AE 17, circa 133-48 BC

Magistrate Kephiso, son of Skay
weight 5,58gr. ; bronze Ø 17mm.
obv. Turred bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver at shoulder
rev. Naked Marsyas advanding right, playing double flute,
Maeander pattern beneath, AΠAM to right, KHΦIΣO ΣKAY to left

In Greek mythology, the satyr Marsyas is a central figure in two stories involving music: in one, he picked up the double oboe (aulos) that had been abandoned by Athena and played it; in the other, he challenged Apollo to a contest of music and lost his hide and life. Marsyas was an expert player on the double-piped double reed instrument known as the aulos. The comic playwright Melanippides of Melos (c. 480-430 BC) embellished the story in his comedy Marsyas, claiming that the goddess Athena, who was already said to have invented the aulos, once looked in the mirror while she was playing it and saw how blowing into it puffed up her cheeks and made her look silly, so she threw the aulos away and cursed it so that whoever picked it up would meet an awful death. Marsyas picked up the aulos and was later killed by Apollo for his hubris.

BMC 74 ; SNG.Copenhagen 190 ; SNG.von Aulock- ; SNG.München 128 ; 
Weber collection- ; Lindgren collection 894 ; McClean- ; Wintherthur-

vf

95,00 



PHRYGIA, APAMEIA - AE 19, circa 133-48 BC

Magistrate Herakles, son of Eglo
weight 7,97gr. ; bronze Ø 19mm.
obv. Laurated head of Zeus right
rev. Cultus-statue of Artemis Anaitis facing AΠAMEΩN HPAKΛE  EΓΛO
BMC 67 ; SNG.Copenhagen 183 ; SNG. von Aulock 3470 ;
SNG.München 123 ; Lindgren Collection 893 ; Weber collection 7028 ;
Sear- (cf.5121) ; Winterthur- ; McClean -
(cf. Nomos, auction 3, lot 148 in xf ; CHF 3.200 + 18%)

Bronze coin of the best style. Perfectly centred and with attractive dark patina.                          
vf/xf à xf-

425,00 



PHRYGIA, APAMEIA - AE 19, circa 133-48 BC

Magistrate Pankratos, son of Zeno
weight 6,83gr. ; bronze Ø 19mm.
obv. Laurated head of Zeus right
rev. Cultus-statue of Artemis Anaitis facing AΠAMEΩN ΠANKPA ZHNO
Coins of this magistrate are known from the Marsyas type (BMC 93).
From this type there are no records in the for this magistrate. Extremely rare.
BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock- ; SNG.München- ;
Weber collection- ; Lindgren collection- ; McClean- ; Wintherthur- RRR
vf/xf

325,00 



PHRYGIA, APAMEIA - AE 20, circa 133-48 B.C.

magistrate Timokrates, son of Solonos
weight 6,54gr. ; bronze Ø 20mm.
obv. Laurated head of Zeus right
rev. Cultus-statue of Artemis Anaitis facing A
ΠAMEΩN TIMOKPA ΣOΛΩNOΣ
BMC 96 ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock- ; SNG.München- ;
Weber collection- ; Lindgren collection-
RR
vf/vf-

125,00 



PHRYGIA, APAMEIA - AE 22, circa 220-250 AD

weight 4,81gr. ; bronze Ø 22mm.
obv. veiled bust of Boule right  BOV - LH
rev. Eagle with spead wings standing facing on scroll, 
head turned to right upwards APAMEWN
BMC - (cf.136) ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock- ; SNG.Leypold - ;
Weber collection- ; Lindgren collection- ; McClean 8769 ; SNG. München- ;
SNG.Tübingen- ; Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, accession no.63.2928
RR
f+ à f/vf

75,00 



PHRYGIA, EUMENIA - AE 16, circa 200-133 B.C.

weight 3,35gr. ; bronze Ø 16mm.
obv. Head of Zeus with oak-wreath right
rev. Cityname within oak-wreath
BMC 1 ; SNG.von Aulock- ; SNG.Copenhagen 377
attractive obverse, struck with very high relief
vf/f, dark patina

35,00 



PHRYGIA, HIERAPOLIS - AE 16, 2nd Century A.D.

weight 3,28gr. ; bronze Ø 16mm.
obv. Bust of Athena with Corinthian helmet right
rev. Nemesis standing left  IEPAΠOΛEITΩN
BMC 13 ; SNG.Copenhagen 418 ; SNG.von Aulock 3620
vf-

65,00 



PHRYGIA, KIBYRA - AR Drachm, circa 166 - 84 BC

weight 2,65gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.
obv. Young male head right (Ares ?), wearing crested helmet
rev. Armed horseman galloping right, holding spear couched,
behind ear of corn, KA-monogram below and KIBYPATΩN

Kibyra, also known as Cibyra Magna, was the principal city of the Cibyratis region. This confederation of towns and villages from the area of Pisidia was created in the 2nd second century BCE. Its core was formed by four cities - Kibyra, Bubon, Balubura, and Oenoanda, known collectively as Tetrapolis. In this political entity, Kibyra had two votes, and the remaining cities - one vote each. As the most influential member of the federation, Kibyra could muster 30,000 infantry and 2,000 horse riders. The federation had a constitution and was governed by tyrants who demonstrated moderate political views. Moagetes, the son of Pancrates, was the last tyrant of Kibyra. Roman general, Lucius Licinius Murena, put an end to the federation in 83 BCE, during the Second Mithridatic War. The territory of the federation was then divided, and the city Kibyra was attached to Phrygia.

BMC- (vgl.9) ; SNG.Copenhagen - ; SNG.von Aulock- ; Weber collection- ;
SNG.München- ; McClean- (vgl.8780) RRR
Attractive and extremely rare coin of good style.
vf

895,00 



PHRYGIA, LAODIKEA AD LYKOS - AR Cistophoros, 133 - 56 B.C.

weight 12,33gr. ; Ø 24mm.
struck in the name of magistrate Eumenos Herodos
BMC- ; SNG.von Aulock- ; SNG.Copenhagen 491 ;
SNG.München- ; SNG.Tübingen-
RR
vf, slightly off-centre

275,00 



PHRYGIA, LAODIKEA AD LYKOS - AE 16, circa 80-90 A.D.

weight 3,48gr. ; bronze Ø 16mm.
struck in name of the magistrate Kornelios Dioskourides
obv. Bust of Athena with Corinthian helmet right  ΛAOΔIKEΩN
rev. Niké walking left, holding wreath and palmbranch
ΔIAKOP ΔIOKOYPIΔOY
BMC 77 ; SNG.Copenhagen 521 ; RPC.1293 R
vf-/vf

110,00 



PHRYGIA, PELTAI - AE 11, 2nd/1st century BC

weight 1,59gr. ; bronze Ø 11mm.
obv. Laurated head of Zeus right
rev. Club draped with lion’s skin, ΠEΛTH on left, NΩN on right, ME below
BMC 7 ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock- ; SNG.München- ;
SNG.Tübingen- ; Weber collection- ; Lindgren collection- ; McClean- ;
Imhoof-Blumer pag.283, no.6 ; Winterthur- ; SNG.Pfälzer- ; Sear 5169
RR
vf-

95,00 



LYCIA, ANTIPHELLOS - AR Stater, circa 390-370 B.C.

Mithrapata, circa 390 - 370 B.C.
Sear 5225 ; BMC- ; Vismara 193 ; Babelon, Traité- ; SNG.Berry 1185 ;
SNG.von Aulock 4237 ; Kraay-Hirmer 658
RR
nearly xf

7.250,00 



LYCIA, ANTIPHELLOS - AR Stater, circa 380-360 B.C.

Perikle, circa 380 - 360 B.C.
weight 9,43gr. ; silver Ø 23mm.
obv. Bearded head of Perikle three-quarter face to left
rev. Naked warrior right with helmet, holding sword and shield,
all within incuse square
ref. BMC- ; SNG.von Aulock 4253 ; Kraay-Hirmer plate 191, no.659 ;
Vismara- (cf.215) ; Babelon, Traité- ;Olçay-Mørkholm plate 7, no.435
RRR
(cf. Auction Nomos 6, 8 may 2013, no.100 ; xf $ 20.000 + 15%)
Coins of Perikle are known since the coinhoard of Buçak in 1957.
Very impressive portrait of Perikle. Great classical style.
good vf

6.950,00 



LYCIA, PHASELIS - AE 16, circa 250-220 B.C.

weight 5,42gr. ; bronze Ø 16mm.
obv. Prow of galley right, star above
rev. Stern of galley left
BMC 6var. ; SNG.Copenhagen 122var. ; SNG.von Aulock 4429var. ;
Heipp-Tamer page 162,B114
R
vf-

65,00 



LYCIA, PHASELIS - AR Stater, circa 167-130 B.C.

weight 11,16gr. ; silver Ø 27mm.
obv. Laurated head of Apollo right
rev. Prow of galley right, surmounted by Athena standing right, brandishing thunderbolt
and holding aegis, beneath prow  MENEKPATHΣ
small edgechip, otherwise very rare and attractive coin of good style
BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock- ; Heipp-Tamer 338 RR
xf-

2.495,00 



LYCIA , TELMESSOS - AR Stater, circa 440-420 BC

Dynast Erbbina, circa 440 - 420 BC.
weight 8,32gr. ; silver Ø 21mm.
obv. Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet,
ornamented with olive-leaves and floral scroll
rev. Head of bearded Herakles right, clad in lion’s skin, before Lycian letters “Arbbena”
BMC 127var.;SNG.Cop.-;SNG.v.Aul.4198var.; Vismara II,184 ; cf. Sear 5352 ;
S. Hurter in: Essays in Honor of Margaret Thompson S. 104, No.  24
RR
Wonderful coin of a high artistic level. Very rare.
vf+xf-

2.450,00 



LYCIA, UNKNOWN DYNASTY - AR Stater, ca 500 B.C.

Sear- ; BMC- ; Vismara- ; Babelon, Traité- ;
SNG. von Aulock 8459 ; SNG.Copenhagen-
RR
vf

625,00 



LYCIA, UNKNOWN DYNASTY - AR 1/12 Stater or obol, circa 500 B.C.

Sear- ; BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock- ;
Vismara- ; Slg.Klein-
RRR
vf

185,00 



DYNAST OF LYCIA, KHINAKHA - AR Stater, circa 460-440 BC

weight 9,95gr. ; silver Ø 18mm.
obv. Pegasos flying right, monogram below, on round shield
rev. Triskeles with large annulet at the center, monogram below
Vismara II,73var. ; SNG.von Aulock 4090 ; Sear- RR
vf+

875,00 



PAMPHYLIA, ASPENDOS - AR Stater, circa 465-430 B.C.

weight 10,78gr. ; silver Ø 17mm.
obv. Naked warrior advancing right, holding sword and shield
rev. Triskeles of human legs
Sear 5381 ; BMC 1 ; SNG.Copenhagen 153 ; SNG.von Aulock 4477 ; McClean- ;
cf.Weber collection 7309 ; cf. Babelon, Traité  II, I, 864 ; SNG.Paris 4
R
vf-/vf

1.250,00 



PAMPHYLIA, ASPENDOS - AR Obol, circa 465-430

weight 0,91gr. ; silver Ø 10mm.
obv. Vase between Σ - E (retrograde)
rev. Triskeles of human legs within incuse square
BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ;  SNG.von Aulock 4485var.  SNG.Delepierre- ;
McClean- ; Weber collection- ; SNG.Paris- (cf..14) ; cf.Sammlung Klein 616 ;
cf. Babelon, Pl.CXLIII, 4
RRR
vf+/vf-

465,00 



PAMPHYLIA, ASPENDOS - AR Drachm, circa 420-360 B.C.

weight 5,44gr. ; silver Ø 21mm.
obv. Naked horseman (Mopsos, founder of Aspendos) galloping left, hurling spear
rev. Boar running right
This cointype refers to the legend, that Mopsos sacrified a boar to Aphrodite,
in fulfilment of a vow. Very rare.
BMC 11var. ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock4487var. ; SNG.France 16var. RR
vf

1.250,00 



PAMPHYLIA, ASPENDOS - AR Stater, 400-370 B.C.

weight 10,99gr. ; silver Ø 22,5mm.
On this coin we see the old Hettitian name of the city of Aspendos  “Estwediiye”,
probably derived from the kingsname "Asitawada". He was king of Danunum (Adana)
in the 8th century B.C., and is regarded as the founder of the city of Aspendos.
obv. Two naked athletes, wrestling, grasping eauch other by the arms
rev. Slinger advancing right, about to discharge his sling, striskeles before,
on left  EΣTFEΔIIYΣ
BMC 20 ; SNG.von Aulock 4541 ; SNG.Copenhagen 198
Obverse struck with worn dies, but excellent reverse with fine details
vf/xf

550,00 



PAMPHYLIA, ASPENDOS - AE 16, 4th / 3rd century BC

weight 4,92gr. ; bronze Ø 16mm.
obv. Forepart of bridled horse galloping right
rev. K - Δ either side of sling
BMC- ; SNG.von Aulock- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.Paris 130 ;
Weber collection- (vgl.7322) ; cf. Sear 5402
RR
vf-/vf

140,00 



PAMPHYLIA, ATTALEIA - AE 18, 2nd/1st century B.C.

weight 4,53gr. ; bronze Ø 18mm.
obv. Head of Poseidon right, wearing tainia
rev. Poseidon standing left, dolphin beneath extended right hand,
holding trident in left hand
BMC 1-2 ; SNG.Copenhagen 278 ; SNG.von Aulock 4611 ;
SNG.France 225

vf, dark patina

70,00 



PAMPHYLIA, PERGA - AR Tetradrachm, 3rd century BC

weight 14,96gr. ; silver Ø 29mm.
obv. Laurated haed of Artemis right , quiver behind neck
rev. Artemis standing left, holding wreath and scepter, stag at her feet,
I and  APTEMIΔOS in field to left, ΠEPΓAIAΣ in field to right
BMC-(vgl.1) ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock 4659 ; Weber collection- ;
McClean 8897 ; SNG.Paris 330 ; Sear 5414
R
vf

950,00 



PAMPHYLIA, PERGA - AE 12, circa 190-140 BC

weight 1,91gr. ; bronze Ø 12mm.
obv. Sphinx, wearing kalathos, seated right
rev. Artemis standing left, holding wreath and sceptre  ИANAѰAΣ  ΠΡEIIAS
BMC 15 ; SNG.Copenhagen 311 ; SNG. von Aulock 4650 ; McClean- ;
Weber collection 7340 ; Colin pag.53,2.2 ;SNG.Paris 362 ; Sear 5417

vf-

50,00 



PAMPHYLIA, SIDE - AR Stater, circa 460 - 430 B.C.

weight 10,86gr.; silver Ø 20mm.
obv. Pomegranate, lionshead right above
rev. Head of Athena right, in crested Conrinthian helmet ; all within incuse square
BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock-(cf.4766) ; SNG.Paris 626 ;
Traité II, I, 874 ; Atlan 24
RR
Obverse struck with slightly worn dies. Athenahead of great style
vf

1.450,00 



PAMPHYLIA, SIDE - AE 11, 3rd century BC

weight 1,36gr. ; bronze Ø 11mm.
obv. Head of Athena right, waering Corinthian helmet
rev. Pomegranate
BMC 71-72 ; SNG.v.Aulock  4804 ; SNG.Copenhagen 387 ;
SNG.Paris 766 ; Sear 5441

Attractive small bronze with dark patina. Nice pomegranate.
vf-/vf+

75,00 



PAMPHYLIA, SIDE - AR Tetradrachm, circa 205-190 BC

weight 16,77gr. ; silver Ø 29mm.
obv. Head of Athena right , wearing crested Corinthian helmet
rev. Nikè advancing left, holding wreath, deviding
DEI - NO in lower field,
pomegranate in field to left

cf.  BMC 27 ; SNG.Copenhagen 393 ; SNG.von Aulock 4787 ;
McClean 8920 ; SNG.Paris 677 ; cf. Sear 5436
( cf. NGSA., Auction 5, no.131 ; xf  CHF  2600 + 15% )

Wonderful coin of fine classical style with excellent details. Rare this nice.
xf-/xf

1.695,00 



PAMPHYLIA, SIDE - AR Tetradrachme, circa 155-36 B.C.

Sear 5436 ; BMC 43 ; SNG.Copenhagen 400 ;
SNG.von Aulock 4797 ; SNG.Paris 697 ; Mc Clean 8918
nearly xf

795,00 



PAMPHYLIA, SIDE - AE 16, 2nd / 1st century BC

weight 3,01gr. ; bronze Ø 16mm.
obv. Head of Athena right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet
rev. Nikè advancing left, holding wreath and palm,
pomegranate in field to left  ΣI - ΔH
cf. BMC 64 ; SNG.von Aulock- ; cf. SNG.Copenhagen 406 ;
cf. SNG.Paris 740 ; cf. Sear 5440
R
vf/xf à xf-

135,00 



PISIDIA, ETENNA - AE 12, 1st century B.C.

weight 1,18 ; bronze Ø 12mm.
obv. Female figure advancing right, holding snake
rev. Crooked knife betwen E - T
BMC- (cf.4-5) ; SNG.von Aulock 5019 ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.France 1537 R
vf

65,00 



PISIDIA, KERAETAI - AE 11, 1st Century B.C.

weight 1,61gr. ; bronze Ø 11mm.
obv. Bust of Artemis right, quiver over shoulder
rev. Club between KE - TO
BMC 1var.; SNG.Copenhagen 117 ; SNG.von Aulock 5055 ;
SNG.France 1421
R
f/vf

45,00 



PISIDIA, SAGALASSOS - AE 12, 2nd/1st century B.C.

Sear- ; BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock- ;
SNG.Paris- ; McClean- ; Weber coll.- ; SNG.Tübingen-
RRRR
vf/xf

285,00 



PISIDIA, SELGE - AR Stater, circa 370-360 B.C.

weight 10,23gr. ; silver Ø 23,5mm
obv. Two naked athletes wrestling, grasping each other by the arms,
astragalos between them
rev. Slinger advancing right, about to discharge his sling, triskeles before
This cointype is an imitation of the stater of Aspendos, which was introduced
a few decades before. The astragalos is the symbol of the city of Selge.
On this coin we see the original Pamphylian name of the city "Stlegous".
BMC- ; SNG.von Aulock 5251 ; SNG.paris 1924 R
vf, some minor oxidation on the reverse

395,00 



PISIDIA, SELGE - AR Trihemiobol, 370-360 B.C.

weight 0,94gr. ; silver Ø 9mm.
obv. Head of Gorgoneion facing
rev. Head of Athena right, wearing helmet, astragalos behind
BMC 8-10var. ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; Sammlung Klein- ;
SNG.Kayhan 1061 ; SNG.Paris 1930 ; SNG.von Aulock 5266

vf

95,00 



PISIDIA, SELGE - AR Trihemiobol, 3rd century B.C.

weight 0,69gr. ; silver Ø 10mm.
obv. Head of Gorgoneion facing
rev. Head of Athena right in crested helmet,
astragalos below, spearhead behind
Sear 5479 ; BMC 28 ; SNG.Paris 1953 ;
SNG.Copenhagen 253 ; SNG.von Aulock 5279

vf-

80,00 



PISIDIA, SELGE - AR Diobol, 2nd/1st century B.C.

Sear 5485 ; BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.Paris- ;
SNG.von Aulock 5285 ; Pfälzer- ; Weber coll. 7437
R
vf

235,00 



PISIDIA, SELGE - AE 12,2nd/1st century B.C.

weight 3,00gr. ; bronze Ø 12mm.
obv. Head of Herakles right, club over shoulder
rev. Winged thunderbolt
BMC 47 ; SNG.von Aulock 5288 ; SNG.Copenhagen 263 ;
SNG.Paris 1991 ; Sammlung Klein 635

vf, dark patina

45,00 



PISIDIA, TERMESSOS MAJOR - AE 17, 61-60 BC

weight 4,40gr. ; bronze Ø  17mm.
obv. Laurated head of Zeus right
rev. Horse humping left, IA above, TEP below

Termessos Major was a strong city on mount Solymus. Its autonomy was regognized about 71 BC by the Lex Antonia de Termesibus. The Era of Termessos major starts in 71 BC. This coin has the date 11 (IA), so was struck in 61-60 BC.

cf. BMC 7 ; cf. SNG.Copenhagen 297 ; cf. SNG.von Aulock 8634 ;
SNG.Paris 2115 ; cf. Weber collection 7457 ; cf. SNG.Tübingen 4494
R
vf-

75,00 



PISIDIA, TERMESSOS MAJOR - AE 25, circa 200-225 A.D.

weight 7,63gr. ; bronze Ø 25mm.
obv. Bust of hermes right, caduceus over shoulder
rev. Athena standing left, holding Nikè en scepter
BMC 29 ; SNG.von Aulock 5353var. ; SNG.Copenhagen 322
vf/vf-

95,00 



CILICIA,UNIDENTIFIED CILICIAN MINT - AR Hemiobol, circa 400-350 BC

weight 0,35gr. ; silver Ø 7mm.
obv. Forepart of horse left
rev. Winged and horned aninal (probably a winged goat) walking left,
two Aramaeic letters before
BMC- ; Babelon, Traité- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.v.Aulock - ; Weber coll.- ;
SNG.Levante- ; SNG.Paris-  ; Rosen coll.- ; Sammlung Klein- ; Troxel/Kagan-
(cf. page 277, 5 and page 279, 26 ; hemiobolen with same legend but with
different images) ; Kayhan- ; cf. Aufhäuser Aukt.12, no.271 ; Sear-
RRRR
Attractive miniature coin with fine details. Seems to be unpublished. Extremely rare.
xf-/vf+

895,00 



CILICIA, UNIDENTIFIED CILICIAN MINT - AR Hemiobol, 4th century B.C.

weight 0,28gr. ; silver Ø 7mm.
obv. Bust of Hermes (?) left, wearing petasos
rev. Lion walking left, aramaeic legend "Baäl" above
BMC-; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock - ; Weber collection- ; SNG.Levante- ;
SNG.Paris- ; Rosen collection- ; Slg.Klein- ; Troxel-Kayhan pag.279,26(pl.LXIV,26a) ;
cf.Aufhäuser Auktion 8,no.236
RRR
vf-

225,00 



CILICIA, UNIDENTIFIED CILICIAN MINT - AR Obol, 4th century B.C.

weight 0,47gr. ; silver Ø 8,5mm.
obv. Portret of women (Persephone ?) right
rev. Portrait of Persian satrap with tiara right
BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock- ; SNG.Levante 193 ;
SNG.Paris- ; Sammlung Klein 640 ; Aufhäuser 12, 273
RR
f+

75,00 



CILICIA, UNIDENTIFIED CILICIAN MINT - AR Obol, 4th century B.C.

weight 0,59gr. ; silver Ø 11mm.
obv. Portrait of young Herakles in lionskin facing
rev. Eagle standing left on head of dear with large antlers
no legend
Sear- ; BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.v.Aulock 5424 ;
SNG.Levante 229 ; SNG.Paris 472
R
vf/xf

395,00 



CILICIA, SATRAPIE - AR Obol, circa 379-362 BC

time of Pharnabazos (379-374 BC) & Datames (378-362 BC)
weight 0,69gr. ; silver Ø 11mm.
obv. Facing bust of female with curly hair,
wearing a cloak which is at the upper end tied together
rev. Bust of Aphrodite right, wearing tainia, earring and pearl necklace,
her hair in plaited queue
Babelon, Traité II, 2, 600 (Nagidos) ; SNG.Levante 217 (Incerti) ;
SNG.Paris 310 (Tarsos)  ; SNG.von Aulock 5419 (Incerti)
R
Wonderful coin of excellent style, with fine details.
xf-

695,00 



CILICIA, AIGEAI - AE 21, circa 40 B.C. - 20 A.D.

weigth 4,35gr. ; bronze 20mm.
obv. Turreted and veiled head of Tyche right
rev. Horsehead left
BMC 2var. ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock- ;SNG.Levante- ;
SNG.Paris- (cf.2320)
RR
vf/vf-

95,00 



CILICIA, ISSOS - AR Stater, 386 - 380 BC

Satrap Tiribazos, 386 - 380 BC
weight 9,77gr. ; silver Ø 19mm.
obv. Hercules standing right, leaning lefthand on club,
and with lion-skin draped over right arm
rev. Baäl standing left, holding eagle and scepter

The history of Issos goes back to the Neolithic age, about 5000 BC the Hittites called the place Izziya. The city was strategically located on a spit of land in the Mediterranean Sea, at the head of the Gulf of Issos,  not far from the Syrian border. In the history, the town was famous for the battle of Issos, 5 and 6 November 333 BC, when Alexander the great defeated the Persian King Darius III. The city lost much of its importance after the foundation of Alexandreia ad Issum, south of Issos. The city was abandoned around 50 BC, probably after an earthquake.

BMC- ; SNG.Paris 418 ; SNG.von Aulock 5603var. ;
SNG.Levante 174var. ; Sear-
RRR
vf/vf-

1.950,00 



CILICIA, KELENDERIS - AR Stater, circa 440-400 BC

weight 10,84gr. ; silver Ø 21mm.
obv. Naked rider with dagger in left hand, seated sideways
on horse prancing left, from which he is about to dismount
rev. Goat kneeling left, head turned to right, club in exergue

On this coin we see the horse game Kalpé virtulized. In the 5th century BC,
from the 71st until the 84th Olympiade this was one of the most important
and popular sports during the Olympic Games.

BMC- ; SNG.von Aulock- ; SNG.Copenhagen - ; SNG.Levante 19var. ;
SNG.Paris 63var. ; Sear- (cf. 5527)
RR
vf

1.150,00 



CILICIA, KELENDERIS - AR Stater, 425-400

Sear 5527var. ; BMC 11var. ; SNG.Levante 18var. ; 
SNG.von Aulock 5622 ; SNG.Copenhagen 77

vf-

495,00 



CILICIA, KELENDERIS - AR Obol, circa 425-400 B.C.

weight 0,75gr. ; silver Ø 9mm.
obv. Horse prancing right
rev. Goat kneeling left, head to right, KE above
BMC 37 ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock 5643 ; Levante 29 ;
SNG.Paris 117 ; Sammlung Klein 659

vf

155,00 



CILICIA, KELENDERIS - AR Obol, 420-400 BC

weight 0,80gr. ; silver Ø 10mm.
obv. Forepart of pegasos with curved wings to right
rev. Goat kneeling right, head turned left, KEL above
BMC 28 ; SNG.von Aulock 5635 ; SNG.Copenhagen 88 ; cf. Slg.Klein 658 ;
SNG.Levante 27var. ; SNG.France 2,80-85 ; cf. Sear 5536
R
Wonderful coin with fine details and attractive patina. Great style. 
xf

750,00 



CILICIA, KORYKOS - AE 24, 1st Century B.C.

weight 7,25gr. ; bronze Ø 24mm.
obv. Turred head of Tyche right
rev. Hermes standing left, holding phiale and caduceus
BMC 37 ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock 5643 ; SNG.Levante 29 ;
SNG.Paris 117 ; Sammlung Klein 659

vf

125,00 



CILICIA, MALLOS - AR Stater, 379-362 B.C.

time of Pharnabazos (379-374) & Datames (378-362)
weight 9,63gr. ; silver Ø 20mm.
obv. Portrait of Aphrodite right with diadem and earrings
rev. Head of satrap right, wearing bashlik
ref. BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock 5717 ; SNG.Schweiz 150 ;
babelon, Traité II, page 375, no.569 ; SNG.Paris 391var.
RR
vf/xf

3.350,00 



CILICIA, MALLOS - AR Stater, circa 375 - 360 B.C.

time of Pharnabazos (379-374) & Datames (378-362)
weight 10,52gr. ;  silver Ø 22mm.
obv. Athena seated left holding spear and resting left arm ons hield,
behind trunk of olive-tree with tow branches
rev. Hermes, naked but for chlamys, standing facing, holding caduceus
in his right hand, to his left Aphrodite standing left, resting on colomn and
placing her right hand on Hermes′ shoulder, MAL to right
BMC 26 ; SNG.Copenhagen 166 ; SNG.Levante 155 ; SNG.Paris 404 ; Sear 5568 RR
Very attractive coin of fine classical style. Very rare.
vf/xf

3.950,00 



CILICIA, MOPSOS - AE 20, 2nd/1st century B.C.

weight 8,79gr. ; bronze Ø 20mm.
obv. Laurated head of Zeus right
rev. Ligted circular altar, with three legs, two monograms beneath,
MOΨEATΩN THΣIEPAC on right, KAI AYTONOMOY on left
The city of Mopsos was situated on the river Paramos, north-east of Mallos.
The city was named after the half-brother of Amphilochos, Mopsos.
BMC 5-6 ; SNG.Copenhagen- ; SNG.von Aulock 5731 ;
SNG.Levante 1309 ; SNG.Paris 1942
R
vf

125,00 



CILICIA, NAGIDOS - AR Stater, 379-374 B.C.

Satrap Pharnabazos, 379 - 374 B.C.
Sear 5584 ; BMC PL.XL,10 ; SNG.Levante- ; SNG.Cop.- ; 
SNG.Paris 23 ; SNG.von Aulock 5753(this piece)
RRR
vf

2.850,00 



CILICIA, NAGIDOS - AR Stater, circa 375-365 BC

weight 10,79gr. ; silver Ø 22mm.
obv. Aphrodite enthroned left, feet on stool, holding phiale over
circular altar before her; behind, Eros standing left, holding up branch.
rev. Dionysos standing left, holding vine-branch with grapes, and thyrsus,
A in circle in right upper field; behind, NAΓIΔEΩN
BMC- ; SNG.von Aulock- ; SNG.Copenhagen-; SNG.Paris- ;
NG.Levante- ; Lederer 26 ; Sear- (cf. 5585)
RR
unc-

1.595,00 



CILICIA, SELEUKIA AD KALYKADNUM - AE 18, 2nd/1st century B.C.

weight 3,79gr. ; bronze Ø 18mm.
obv. laurated head of Apollo right
rev. Forepart of horse right
BMC- ; SNG.Copenhagen 206var. ; SNG.von Aulock 5813 ;
SNG.Levante 697 ; SNG.Paris 925
vf-

65,00 



CILICIA, SOLOI - AR Stater, circa 425-400 B.C.

weight 10,18gr. ; silver Ø circa 20mm.
obv. Amazon kneeling left, examing arrow held with both hands
rev. Bunch of grapes on stalk
BMC 1 ; SNG.Copenhagen 223 ; SNG.Levante- ; SNG.Paris 123 ;
SNG.von Aulock-
RR
very remarkable and rare cointype
vf

2.450,00 



CILICIA, SOLOI - AR Stater, circa 375-360 BC

weight 9,54gr. ; silver Ø 20mm.
obv. Bare head of bearded Herakles right, lion’s skin knotted round neck
rev. Head of bearded satrap right, wearing bashlik, around Σ O Λ I K O N
BMC 27 ; cf. SNG.Copenhagen 234 ; Babelon, Traité II, 564 ; 
SNG. von Aulock 5863 ; McClean- ; cf. SNG.Schweiz (Levante) 50 ; 
SNG.Paris 162 ; cf.  Sear 5611
R
vf

950,00 



CILICIA, TARSOS - AR Obol, 385-380 BC

Tiribazos, 385 - 380 BC
weight 0,54gr. ; silver Ø 9mm.
obv. Head of youthful male
rev. Kneeling female, upper part of body nude, throwing astragaloi, at right lotos-plant

The game with astragaloi (knucklebones) is a game of ancient origin, usually played with five astragaloi (of a sheep). These were thrown up and caught in various manners. Sophocles, in a written fragment of one of his works, ascribed the invention of knucklebones to the mythical figure Palamedes, who taught it to his Greek countrymen during the Trojan War. Both the Iliad and the Odyssey contain allusions to games similar in character to knucklebones. Pausanius in his Description of Greece (2.20.3) tells of a temple of Fortune in Corinth in which Palamedes made an offering of his newly invented game. Children′s games were a common temple offering at some temples.

Babelon, Traité II,2,1377 ; SNG.Levante 65 ; SNG.Paris 239 ;
Slg.Klein 677 ; SNG.v.Aulock 5427 ; Sear-
R
Wonderful coin with excellent details. Rare.
xf-

550,00 



CILICIA, TARSOS - AR Stater, 333-328 BC

Balakros, 333 - 328 BC
weight 10,71gr. ; silver Ø 23mm.
obv. Baäl seated left, holding lotus-sceptre, ear of corn and bunch of grapes before, ivy-leaf and B behind, T beneath seat
rev. Draped bust of Athena three-quarter face to left, wearing triple-crested helmet, helmet in left field

Balakros, son of Nikanor, led a group of light infantery during the military campaigns of Alexander the Great. In the years 336-334 BC he was one of Alexanders′ bodyguards, together with Arrhibas, Ptolemaios, Lysimachos, Aristonos, Demetrios and Peithon. Balakros has apparently been already a Somatophylax (bodyguard) of Philip II, unless he was appointed at the time of Alexanders′accession, and served Alexander in that capacity until shortly after the battle of Issus (333 BC), when he was named satrap of Cilicia. As Alexander conquered lands formerly governed by the Persian satraps, he apparently  saw the benefits of this system and learned from it. When he conquered Cilicia, for example, he left one of his bodyguards, Balakros, in charge as satrap while he moved on to Phoenicia and Egypte. He is almost certainly the Balakros who in 332 BC joined with Antigonos, satrap of Phrygia, and Calas in completing the conquest of Asia Minor. He defeated Hyrnades and recaptured Miletos. As satrap he also controlled finances and he minted coins bearing at first his own name, later merely the letter B, as on this coin. Probably he was primarily responsible for the payment of the army during the long siege of Tyre (Phoenicia). Balakros was killed in an attempt to quell an insurrection by the Isaurians and Larandians, in 328 BC.

BMC 78 ; SNG.Schweiz 121 ; cf. SNG.France 370 ; cf. SNG.von Aulock 5964 R
Nearly uncirculated lustrous coin. Very rare this nice.
unc-

2.950,00 



CILICIA, probably TARSOS - AR Obol, 4th century BC

weight 0,75gr. ; silver Ø 11mm.
obv. Head of Athena, wearing crested Attic helmet ornamented with leaves
rev. Baal of Tarsos seated right holding sceptre and eagle
BMC- ; SNG.Levante 244 ; SNG.Paris- ; Slg.Klein- ; SNG.von Aulock 5428 ; Sear-  R
Some minor oxidation and reverse struck slightly off-centre.
Coin of very fine classical style. Rare.
vf/xf

195,00 



CILICIA, TARSOS - AR Obol, 4e century B.C.

weight 0,69gr. ; silver Ø 10mm.
obv. Baäl seated left, holding corn-ear with bunch of grapes and scepter
rev. Forepart of wolf right, crescent above
BMC 86 ; SNG.Copenhagen 317 ; SNG.von Aulock 5422 ;
SNG.Schweiz (Levante) 225 ; SNG.France 448

vf+

115,00 



CILICIA, TARSOS - AR Obol, 4th century BC

weight 0,46gr. ; silver Ø 9mm.
obv. Head of Baal right with tainia
rev. Forepart of wolf right, crescent behind
BMC- ; cf. SNG.Copenhagen 319 ; SNG.von Aulock 8656 ;  
SNG.Levante 227 ; SNG.Paris 457 ; cf. Sammlung Klein 652 ; Sear-
R
vf/xf

185,00 



CILICIA, TARSOS - AR Stater, 361-334 B.C.

Mazaios, Persian satrap of Cilicia, 361 - 344 B.C.
weight 11,17gr. ; silver 23mm.
obv. Baäl of Tarsos entroned left, head facing, holding eagle, corn-ear
and bunch of grapes in right hand, lotus-headed scepter in left hand
rev. Lion left on the back of bull kneeling left, which it attacks with
teeth and claws, above Aramaic legend
BMC 52var. ; SNG.Schweiz 106 ; SNG.copenhagen 311 ; SNG.France-
beautiful, almost uncirculated, coin with excellent details
xf/unc

1.895,00 



CILICIA, TARSOS - AE 22, circa 190-160 BC

weight 8,26gr. ; bronze Ø 22mm.
This coin was struck in a time that Tarsos was renamed in Antiochia ad Kydnum,
during the reign of Antiochos IV Epiphanes (174-174 BC)
obv. Club within oak-wreath
rev. Corcucopiae, monogams in field  ANTIOXEΩN TΩN ΠPOΣ TΩI KVΔNΩI
BMC- ; cf. SNG.Copenhagen 325 ; SNG.von Aulock- ;  
cf.  SNG.Levante 915 ; SNG.Paris 1279 ; Sear-
R
Minor traces of oxidation. Dark patina. Rare.
vf/vf-

85,00 



CILICIA, TARSOS - AE 20, circa 150-75 B.C.

weight 6,71gr. ; bronze Ø 20mm.
obv. veiled and turreted head of Tyche right
rev. Pyre of Sandan, inform of pyramidal structure, containing figure of Sandan on lion,
surmounthing quare basis ; eagle perched on apex
BMC- (cf.110) ; SNG.von Aulock 5971var. ; ; SNG.France 1336var. ;
SNG.Schweiz 948var. ; SNG.Copenhagen 340

vf

90,00 



KINGDOM CILICIA - AE 23, probably struck in Anazarbos

Philopator, circa 20 B.C. - 17 A.D.
weight 7,14gr. ; bronze Ø 23mm.
From king Philopator only little is known. He was a son or grandson of king Tarkondimotos.
It is recorded that he died during the reign of Tiberius, round 17 A.D.
obv. Veiled and turreted head of Tyche right
rev. Athena standing left, holding Nikè and shield
BMC 1 ; SNG.von Aulock 5414 ; SNG.France 1918 ; SNG.Schweiz 1259 ;
Waddington 4715 ; RPC.3873
R
vf

175,00 



KINGDOM GALATIA - AR Tetradrachm, Side, year 12 (26/25 BC)

Amyntas, 36 - 25 BC
weight 15,59gr. ; silver Ø 28mm.
obv. Head of Athena right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet, ΔA- monogram behind
rev. Nikè advancing left, holding scepter twined with diadem, IB in field to left,
in upper field BAΣI - ΛEΩΣ, in lower field AMYN - TOY

Ancient Galatia was an area in the highlands of central Anatolia in modern Turkey. Galatia was named for the immigrant Gauls from Thrace , who settled here and became its ruling caste in the 3rd century BC, following the Gallic invasion of the Balkans in 279 BC. It has been called the ″Gallia″ of the East, Roman writers calling its inhabitants Galli. Amyntas, Tetrarch of the Trocmi, was a King of Galatia and of several adjacent countries between 36 BC and 25 BC, mentioned by Strabo as contemporary with himself. He was the son of Brogitarus, king of Galatia, and Adobogiona, daughter of king Deiotarus Philoromaeus. Amyntas seems to have first possessed Lycaonia, where he maintained more than 300 flocks. To this he added the territory of Derbe by the murder of its prince, Antipater of Derbe, the friend of Cicero, and Isaura and Cappadocia by Roman favour. Originally he had been the king of Cappadocia Deiotarus secretary, and was made by Amyntas commander in chief of the Galatian auxiliaries sent to help Brutus and Cassius against the Triumvires, but deserted to Mark Anthony just before the battle of Philippi (42 BC). After the death of Deiotarus, he was made king of Cappadocia in 37 BC as a client ruler of Mark Anthony. Plutarch enumerates him among the adherents of Mark Antony at Actium and is mentioned as deserting to Octavian, just before the battle (31 BC).While pursuing his schemes of aggrandizement, and endeavoring to reduce the refractory highlanders around him, Amyntas made himself master of Homonada or Hoinona, and slew the prince of that place; but his death was avenged by his widow, and Amyntas fell a victim in 25 BC to an ambush which she laid for him. On his death Galatia became a Roman province.

BMC 2 ; SNG.Copenhagen 95 ; SNG.von Aulock 6105 ;
SNG.Paris 2349 ; RPC I, 3501 ; cf. Sear 5693
R
Very attractive historical coin of great style. Rare.
xf-

2.150,00 



KINGDOM GALATIA - AE 22