Coins from Asia Minor
The Roman province of Asia was an administrative unit added to the late Republic. It was a Senatorial province governed by a proconsul. The arrangement was unchanged in the reorganization of the Roman Empire in 211.

The 3rd century AD marked a serious decline in Asia province stemming in part from epidemic disease, beginning with the Antonine plague, the indiscipline of local soldiers and also the diminishing instances of voluntary civic generosity.

The Gothic invasions of the 250s and 260s, part of the Crisis of the Third Century, contributed to failing feelings of security. Furthermore, as political and strategic emphasis shifted away from Asia province, it lost much of its former prominence.

Asia Minor

(1) Alexander III 323-310 BC
AE unit Asia Minor
Obverse: head of young Heracles in lionskin right
Reverse: bow in quiver and club, torch below; BAΣIΛEΩΣ; countermark
Ref: Price 2800
(2) Alexander III 323-319 BC
AE unit Miletos?
Obverse: Head of young Heracles in lionskin righ
Reverse: Bow in quiver and club; AΛEΞANΔPOY, ?
Ref: Price 2102?
(3) Alexander III 169-168 BC
Obverse: Head of young Heracles in lionskin right
Reverse: Zeus seated left, leaning on scepter, holding eagle, Pegasos left; AΛEΞANΔPOY, E
Ref: Price 2464
(4) Alexander III c. 290-275 BC
Obverse: head of young Heracles in lionskin right
Reverse: Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter; grape bunch AΛEΞANΔPOY (ΠYPΦ)
Ref: Price 2322; HGC 6, 1134
(5) Alexander III 325-323 BC
Obverse: Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress
Reverse: Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and sceptre, monogram on left / AΛEΞANΔPOY
Ref: Price 2121, Müller 847
(6) Alexander III 336-323 BC
Obverse: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin.
Reverse: Reverse: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; griffin head in left field.
Ref: Price 2536; (Thompson) ADM I Serie...
(7) Alexander III 336-323 BC
Obverse: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress.
Reverse: Zeus Aetophoros seated left; rudder in left field, ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to right.
Ref: Newell Demanhur 159 (possibly Amphi...
(8) Alexander III 336-323 BC
Obverse: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin.
Reverse: Zeus Aetophoros seated left; monogram in left field, MI monogram below throne.
Ref: Price 3223; Newell, Myriandros 22.
(9) Alexander III 336-323 BC
Obverse: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Reverse: Zeus seated left, holding eagle and scepter, bow to left
Ref: Price 3139
(10) Alexander III ca. 325 BC
AE unit Kourion
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles facing right, wearing lionskin headdress
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟY, Bowcase at top, club underneath inscription, laurel branch below
Ref: Price 3113
(11) Alexander III 323-317 BC
AE unit Tarsos
Obverse: Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟY - between club above and bow in bowcase. Caduceus left/above.
Ref: Price 3059
(12) Alexandria Troas c. AD 253-268
Obverse: CO TRO AV, draped and turreted bust of Tyche right; vexillum inscribed COL at shoulder
Reverse: COL AVG, horse grazing right; TRO in exergue
Ref: Bellinger A486 var.
(13) Alexandria Troas c. AD 253-268
Obverse: ALEX TRO, draped and turreted bust of Tyche right; vexillum inscribed CO/AV at shoulder
Reverse: COL AVG TRO, eagle, wings spread, standing right on head of bull
Ref: Bellinger A490; SNG Copenhagen 114
(14) Amyntas of Galatia 36-25BC
AE unit Galatia
Obverse: Head of Heracles right, club over shoulder
Reverse: Lion walking right, B above (for Basileus), XOA below
Ref: Sear 5694
(15) Antoninus Pius 138-161 AD
AE unit Ephesos
Obverse: laureate head right; KAICAP__ANTΩNEINOC
Reverse: Tyche standing half left, holding rudder cornucopia; EΦECI_ΩN
Ref: Karwiese 262; http://rpc.ashmus.ox....
(16) Antoninus Pius 138 AD
Obverse: bare draped bust right seen from behind; AVTO T·AIΛIOC·KAICAP·ANTWNEINOC·
Reverse: Tyche standing half left, holding rudder and cornucopia; AMICOV EΛEVΘE_PAC ETOVC PΞΘ
Ref: RPC Online 1296. R.G. 109
AE unit Cyprus
Obverse: ΑVΤ Κ Τ ΑΙΛ ΑΔΡΙ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟС СƐΒ ƐV, Bust of Pius facing right, wearing laurel wreath, cuirass, and paludamentum
Reverse: Μ ΑVΡΗΛΙΟС ΚΑΙСΑΡ VΙΟС СƐΒΑC, Bare headed bust of Marcus with short beard, facing right, wearing cuirass, and paludamentum
Ref: RPC Online IV temp 5041
(18) Apameia 133-48 BC
AE unit Apameia
Obverse: Turreted head of Artemis-Tyche right
Reverse: Marsyas, walking right, on meander pattern, playing flute, AΠAME & ΚΗΦΤΙΣ (Magistrate)
Ref: Sear 5122
(19) Ariobarzanes III 42-41 BC
Obverse: Diademed and bearded head of Ariobarnazes to right
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΙΟΒΑΡΖΑΝΟΥ ΕΥΣΕΒΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΟΡΩΜΑΙΟΥ / Athena standing left, holding Nike, spear, and shield; star and crescent to left, monogram to right, IA (date) in exergue.
Ref: HGC 7, 853. Simonetta 3a or 3b
(20) Assos 400-300 BC
AE unit Assos
Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right
Reverse: ΑΣΣΙ, Griffin seated left.
Ref: SNG München 157
(21) Augustus 27 BC-19 AD
Obverse: CAISAR, bare head right.
Reverse: CA inside an inner circular border, all within a laurel wreath.
Ref: RPC 2232; RIC 498
(22) Augustus ca. 21 BC
Obverse: IMP·CAESAR·DIVI·F·, Bare head of Augustus facing right
Reverse: A PLAVTIVS PROCOS, Temple of Aphrodite at Paphos, in which conical xoanon; semi-circular courtyard
Ref: RPC I 3906
(23) Augustus ca. 21 BC
AE Quadrans? Salamis?
Obverse: IMP CAES DIVI F AVGVSTVS, Bare head of Augustus facing right
Reverse: A PLAVTIVS PROCOS, Zeus Salaminios standing facing, holding philae and scepter; eagle rests on left wrist
Ref: RPC I 3907 corr. (obv. insc.)
(24) Autophradates c. 380-355 BC
AE unit Sardis?
Obverse: head of Autophradates right, wearing Persian tiara
Reverse: monoskelis
Ref: Winzer 11.7.
(25) Birytis 350-250 BC
AE unit Birytis
Obverse: Head of Kabeiros left, wearing conical helmet; two stars above.
Reverse: B I / P Y, Club within wreath.
Ref: SNG von Aulock 1502-3; SNG München ...
(26) Caracalla 215-217 AD
Obverse: laureate head right; AVT KAI AN_TWNEINOC CE
Reverse: eagle facing, head left, wreath in beak, grain ear below; ΔHMAPX EΞ YΠATOC TO Δ
Ref: Prieur 1578
(27) Elaia 200-0 BC
AE unit Elaia
Obverse: Head of Demeter right, grain wreath in hair
Reverse: ΕΛ-ΑΙ-ΤΩ-Ν; long torch within grain wreath
Ref: Cf. BMC 127, 20; SNG München 395; S...
(28) Ephesos 375-325 BC
AE unit Ephesos
Obverse: E Φ. Bee
Reverse: Female head (Artemis?) left, wearing stephane
Ref: SNG von Aulock 1839; SNG Copenhagen...
(29) Erythrai 520-480 BC
Obverse: Rosette or floral pattern with central pellet
Reverse: Five pellets within cruciform incuse
Ref: SNG Kayhan 740 (Erythrai?); SNG von...
(30) Gambrion after 350 BC
AE unit Gambrion
Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo r.
Reverse: Eight-rayed star
Ref: SNG BnF 908–21; SNG Copenhagen 146–...
(31) Gargara ~400 BC
AE unit Gargara
Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo left
Reverse: ΓAP. Head of ram right within incuse circle
Ref: SNG von Aulock -; SNG Copenhagen -;...
(32) Germanicus | Drusus II 14-19 AD
AE Half Unit Pergamon
Obverse: ΓEPMANIKOΣ KAIΣAP, Bare head of Germanicus facing right
Reverse: ΔPOVΣOΣ KAIΣAP, Bare head of Drusus facing right
Ref: RPC I 2367
(33) Hekatomnos 392-377 BC
Obverse: Head of roaring lion left
Reverse: Facing head of lion with forelegs at sides
Ref: Konuk, Coin M7 var; Troxell, Carian...
(34) Kyzikos 480-450 BC
Obverse: Forepart of boar running left, upward tuna behind
Reverse: Head of roaring lion left within incuse square, star in upper left field
Ref: SNG France 375
(35) Laranda Circa 324-323 BC
Obverse: Baaltars seated left holding long scepter, bunch of grapes and ear of grain
Reverse: Forepart of wolf right; inverted crescent above; all within circle of pellets.
Ref: Göktürk 82; SNG France 443
(36) Miletos 6th-5th Century BC
Obverse: Forepart of a lion left, head right
Reverse: Stellate design within square incuse
Ref: SNG Kayhan 462-75
(37) Miletos 6th-5th century BC
Obverse: Forepart of lion left, head to right
Reverse: Stellate pattern within incuse square
Ref: SNG Kayhan 462-75
(38) Mithradates VI 85-65 BC
AE unit Amisos
Obverse: Aegis with Gorgoneian at center
Reverse: AMI-ΣOΣ, Nike advancing right, holding palm; monograms flanking
Ref: Rec Gen 44; SNG BM 1191
(39) Mytilene 400-350 BC
Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo right
Reverse: MYTI. Head of Aphrodite or Sappho right; uncertain symbol to left; all within incuse circle
Ref: Cf. BMC 8-14; HGC 6, 1037.
(40) Octavian? 30 BC?
AE Uncertain Uncertain
Obverse: Bare head of Octavian? facing right
Reverse: Fiscus, sella quaestoria, and hasta; Q below
Ref: RPC I 5409
(41) Phokaia | Teos 521-478 BC
Obverse: head of griffin left
Reverse: incuse square
Ref: Cf. Hirsch 221, lot 331, BMC 88-89
(42) Prusias II 182-149 BC
AE unit Bithynia
Obverse: Wreathed head of Dionysos right
Reverse: Centaur advancing right, playing lyre; monogram below raised foreleg
Ref: RG 26; SNG Copenhagen 639; HGC 7, 6...
(43) Ptolemy III 264-222 BC
Obverse: Head of Zeus-Ammon facing right, wearing tainia, dotted border
Reverse: ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, Cult statue of Aphrodite standing facing
Ref: Svoronos 1008
(44) Ptolemy III c. 240 BC
AE unit Asia Minor
Obverse: diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right
Reverse: eagle standing on thunderbolt, tripod left; ΠTOΛEMAIOY_ΒAΣIΛEΩΣ
Ref: Svoronos 793 (Ptolemy II–Ake-Ptolem...
(45) Ptolemy III 246-222 BC
Obverse: Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right, wearing tainia.
Reverse: Cult statue of Aphrodite Cypria standing facing on pediment.
Ref: Svoronos 1007; Weiser 109; SNG Cope...
(46) Ptolemy X 101-88 BC
Obverse: Head of Zeus-Ammon facing right, wearing diadem
Reverse: ΠΤΟΛEMAIOY ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, Eagle with closed wings standing facing left on thunderbolt; large aphlaston at left
Ref: Svoronos 1813
(47) Rhodos 229-205 BC
Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right
Reverse: P - O, Rose with bud to right. Control: TE to left
Ref: Ashton 234; HGC 6, 1469.
(48) Rhodos 88-85 BC
Obverse: Radiate head of Helios right.
Reverse: Rose with bud to right. Control: Isis headdress to right; all within incuse square
Ref: Jenkins 246; HGC 6, 1461
(49) Rhodos 170-150 BC
Obverse: Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right
Reverse: APTEMΩN / P-O, rose with bud to right, hook to left; all within incuse square.
Ref: Jenkins 50; SNG Helsinki 658. VF
(50) Rhodos 338-304 BC
AE unit Rhodos
Obverse: Head of nymph Rhodos right
Reverse: P - O / Σ. Rose with bud right.
Ref: BMC 108 ff. var. (letter).
(51) Rhodos 180-84 BC
AE unit Rhodos
Obverse: Radiate head of Helios right
Reverse: P-O, rose; all within incuse square
Ref: SNG Copenhagen 860; SNG Keckman 702...
(52) Selge 350-300 BC
Obverse: Facing gorgoneion
Reverse: Helmeted head of Athena right; astralagos behind
Ref: SNG France 1934
(53) Selge 250-190 BC
Obverse: Facing gorgoneion
Reverse: Helmeted head of Athena right within incuse square
Ref: SNG von Aulock 5242
(54) Tiberius | Livia after 15-16 AD
AE unit Cyprus
Obverse: TI CAESAR AVGVSTVS, Bare head of Tiberius facing right
Reverse: IVLIA AVGVSTA, Livia, veiled, seated facing right, holding long scepter in raised left hand and patera in extended right hand
Ref: RPC I 3919; Tziambazis 7; GIC 323; ...