, Aiolis, 2nd - 1st Century B.C.
(or ) means place of goats and was the name of many cities of antiquity. , was located at the mid-point between the modern cities of Ýzmir, Manisa, Bergama and Aliaða.GB90401. Bronze AE 17, 12 var (different ); 1598 var (same); 368 var (same); p. 96, 14 (no ); 4169, gVF, 4.601 g, maximum 17.3 mm, 0o, mint, 2nd - 1st Centuries B.C.; helmeted of right; AIΓAEΩN, standing left, wreath in righ, in left, left, right; $220.00 (€193.60)
Tisna, , c. 350 - 300 B.C.
GB68074. Bronze AE 10, II 2074, pl. CLVII, 22; 345 var ( right); -; -, -, -, -, VF, 1.214 g, maximum 10.3 mm, 225o, Tisna mint, c. 350 - 300 B.C.; youthful of river-god Tisnaios left; sword in scabbard with strap, TIΣNA/ON (in two lines, one above, one below); very ; $195.00 (€171.60)
C. , of , 6 - 5 B.C., Temnos,
The larger of the same series honored . On this coin Gallus gives himself the epithet Aγνος, meaning pure or holy! Later he was an ambitious and powerful senator. A foe of , in 11 B.C. he married Tiberius' ex-wife, . He was suspected of and never denied fathering Tiberius' son, the Younger. After died, he courted the widow of , . In 30 A.D., had him imprisoned and for three years kept him in solitary confinement and on the very edge of starvation until he died. To add further insult he was discredited by .RP76796. Bronze AE 16, 2447; 276; 627; p. 146, 25; -, gF, , green , slightly , 3.610 g, maximum 18.0 mm, 0o, Temnos mint, 5 B.C.; ACINIOC ΓAΛΛOC AΓNOC, of right; APOΛΛAC ΦAINIOY TAMNITAN, of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy; ; $180.00 (€158.40)
, Son of and , 12 February 41 - 11 February 55 A.D., ,
was born in 41 A.D., son of Cladius I and . Although the natural heir to the empire, was passed over in favor of who then had him murdered a year after his fathers' death.SH68013. Bronze AE 17, 2431 (4 specimens), -, aF, 2.633 g, maximum 16.8 mm, 90o, mint, BPETANNIKOC , of right; AIΓAEΩN EΠI XAΛEOY, Zeus standing left, in extended right, long vertical behind in left; very ; $155.00 (€136.40)
Elaea, , c. 340 - 300 B.C.
Aristophanes in Plutus makes a humorous comment on victorious athletes who are crowned with wreath made of wild olive instead of gold: "Why, Zeus is , and I will clearly prove it to you. In the Olympic games, which he founded, and to which he convokes the whole of every four years, why does he only crown the victorious athletes with wild olive? If he were rich he would give them gold."GB71614. Bronze AE 18, p. 125, 6; 171 var (plain helmet); 1606 var (same and in ); cf. 4204 (AE10), gVF, green , light corrosion, 5.498 g, maximum 18.2 mm, 90o, Elaea mint, c. 340 - 300 B.C.; of left in crested Corinthian helmet ornamented with a snake, wearing necklace and cruciform earring; grain kernel, flanked by E - Λ, all within olive wreath; $135.00 (€118.80)
Phrikonis, , c. 4th Century B.C.
Coins of Phrikonis are very . and Von Aulock each list one single coin of the city. Small bronzes have typically achieved prices of $150 to $300 in major auctions. A few of these coins are on the market at this time, possibly all from a single find.GB59297. Bronze AE 11, 565, 212, -, VF, 1.113 g, maximum 10.6 mm, 90o, Phrikonis mint, horned female river-god facing three-quarters facing; laureate of right; very ; $110.00 (€96.80)
Kyme, Aiolis, c. 165 - 85 B.C.
Kyme was conquered by Croesus, of , and ruled successively by the Persians, Macedonians, Seleucids, and Pergamenes. Attalus III, the last of , bequeathed to Rome in 133 B.C. Shortly afterward, it was made of the Roman province of . was under rule until the early 15th century, when the Ottoman Turks occupied the .GB71582. Bronze AE 18, 108; 1642; 507; p. 113, 87; 336; 4193, VF, nice and , 3.400 g, maximum 17.8 mm, 0o, Kyme mint, c. 165 - 85 B.C.; draped of right, bow and quiver over shoulder; (one-handled vase) between two laurel branches, KY above, I−Ω/I−Λ/O−Σ (Zoilos, magistrate) in three lines across inner flanking vase; $110.00 (€96.80)
Kyme, , c. 165 - 30 B.C.
Kyme was conquered by Croesus, of , and ruled successively by the Persians, Macedonians, Seleucids, and Pergamenes. Attalus III, the last of , bequeathed to Rome in 133 B.C. Shortly afterward, it was made of the Roman province of . was under rule until the early 15th century, when the Ottoman Turks occupied the .GB90513. Bronze AE 12, 109; p. 112, 86; 511; 1643 var (magistrate), gVF, 1.677 g, maximum 12.7 mm, 0o, Kyme mint, magistrate Zoilos, c. 165 - 30 B.C.; KY, bridled horse forepart right; ZΩI/ΛOΣ, bow and quiver tied together; $95.00 (€83.60)
Temnos, , 4th - 3rd Century B.C.
The referenced CNG coin is the only official(?) example of this known to and our coin is the only unofficial example of this known to . The CNG coin sold for $340 plus fees.GS31755. silver plated , unpublished in references (both official and unofficial); CNG auction 94 (18 Sep 2013), lot 481 (apparently solid silver, 11mm, 1.55, 4h), aVF, plating chips and corrosion exposing bronze core, 1.372 g, maximum 11.5 mm, 0o, unofficial mint, 4th - 3rd century B.C.; of bearded Dionysos left; , T - A flanking low across ; unique(?); $80.00 (€70.40)
, , 2nd - 1st Century B.C.
was a thriving town popular with tourists and known for its , glassware and oysters.GB90738. Bronze AE 18, 225; 1666; 571 - 573; p. 137, 27 ff., aVF, nice , nice green , 3.728 g, maximum 16.8 mm, 0o, mint, 2nd - 1st century B.C.; laureate of right; , right, MY-PI flanking across lower ; $80.00 (€70.40)
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