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 ; $175.00 (€155.75)
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; ; $160.00 (€142.40)
Elaea, , c. 340 - 300 B.C.
Aristophanes in Plutus makes a humorous comment on victorious athletes who are crowned with 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 ; $135.00 (€120.15)
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 (€97.90)
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 ; $85.00 (€75.65)
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, 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; $85.00 (€75.65)
, 11 August 117 - 10 July 138 A.D., Elaea, Aiolis
Elaea was the ancient of , located near the modern town of Zeytindag, Province, Turkey. The name of Elaea occurs in the history of the kings of . According to Strabo, from Livy ( . 13), travelers who would reach from the sea, would land at Elaea. One of the passages of Livy shows that there was a small near Elaea, and that the town was in a plain and walled. Elaea was damaged by an earthquake in the reign of , at the same time that Pitane suffered. The ruins of the silted port's breakwater can be seen on satellite photos.GB77997. Bronze AE 16, p. 129, 42; 1611; 424, -, aVF, nice dark green , 3.197 g, maximum 15.8 mm, 0o, Elaea (near Zeytindag, Turkey) mint, 11 Aug 117 - 10 Jul 138 A.D.; AVTO - TPAI A∆P, laureate and draped right; EΛA/ITΩN, basket containing two poppy-heads in center, flanked on each side by two dropping stalks of grain; from the Butte College Foundation, ex ; ; $80.00 (€71.20)
Elaea, , c. 350 - 300 B.C.
Elaea was the of ; the site is not precisely determined but is near Zeytindag, Province, Turkey.GB73449. Bronze AE 11, 169; p. 125, 11; 4204, VF, green , 1.262 g, maximum 11.1 mm, 0o, Elaea mint, c. 350 - 300 B.C.; helmeted of left; grain kernel, E-Λ flanking at sides, all within olive ; $65.00 (€57.85)
, , 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 ; $60.00 (€53.40)
Elaia, Aiolis, 2nd - 1st Century B.C.
Demeter in Greek mythology is the goddess of grain and fertility, the pure; nourisher of the youth and the green earth, the health-giving cycle of life and death; and preserver of marriage and the sacred law. In the Homeric Hymn to Demeter, dated to about the seventh century B.C. she is invoked as the "bringer of ," a subtle sign that she was worshiped long before she was made one of the . She and her daughter were the central figures of the Eleusinian Mysteries that also predated the Olympian .GB90177. Bronze AE 17, p. 127, 20; 7685; 181; 395; 4206, VF, 2.581 g, maximum 17.0 mm, 0o, mint, 2nd - 1st century B.C.; of Demeter right, wearing grain , dot ; EΛ−AI/T−ΩN, lit torch within grain ; ex Gerhard Rohde; $50.00 (€44.50)
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