, , , c. 440 - 375 B.C.
The name is in origin a Pelasgian (pre-Greek) word for "fortress." There were many ancient Greek cities with this name. The name of Thessalian is first recorded in connection with the aristocratic Aleuadai family. is thought to be where the famous Greek physician Hippocrates and the famous philosopher Gorgias of Leontini died.GS77554. Silver , 1120, Trait 690 and pl. CCXCVII 23, -, -, aVF, 0.893 g, maximum 12.3 mm, mint, c. 440 - 375 B.C.; a bull's hoof with bone, laying on a small round or with a dotted edge, all within an outer dotted boarder; diademed of Asklepios right, with long beard, drapery on his left shoulder, erect curving snake with right before him, ΛAPI upward behind; very ; $260.00 (€231.40)
and , May 241 - 25 February 244 A.D., Anchialus,
Anchialus (Pomorie, Bulgaria today) was 15 km of Apollonia on the opposite coast of the Gulf of Burgas. Ovid wrote of the fortified walls of Anchialus in 9 A.D., enroute to Tomis. Anchialos thrived in the 2nd and 3rd centuries serving as the most important import and export station of and acquired the appearance of a Roman city under the Dynasty.
RP84550. Bronze AE 25, 672 (R4); 665; -; -, VF, green , , , areas of light corrosion, 9.670 g, maximum 25.2 mm, 0o, Anchialus (Pomorie, Bulgaria) mint, May 241 - 25 Feb 244 A.D.; AYT K M ANT ΓOR∆IANOC AYΓ CAB, TPANKUΛΛ/INA (ending in two lines below), busts of , on left, laureate, draped, and , and , on right, draped and wearing ; OYΛΠIANΩN AΓXIAΛEΩN, Asklepios standing facing, left, snake entwined staff in right hand, over left shoulder and around hips and legs; ex-CNG e-auction 37 (2 Apr 2016), lot 2536; $100.00 (€89.00)
, 28 January 198 - 8 April 217 A.D., Nikopolis ad Istrum, Inferior
Nicopolis ad Istrum was founded by around 101 - 106, at the junction of the Iatrus (Yantra) and the Rositsa rivers, in memory of his over the . Its ruins are located at the village of Nikyup, 20 km of Veliko Tarnovo in northern Bulgaria. The town reached its peak during the reigns of , , the Antonines and the dynasty.RP77044. Bronze assarion, 220.127.116.11 (R3), 1124, -, I/I -, aVF, centered, green , light corrosion, left side of ragged, 2.476 g, maximum 15.6 mm, 0o, Nicopolis ad Istrum (Nikyup, Bulgaria) mint, 28 Jan 198 - 8 Apr 217 A.D.; AY K M A− ANTΩNIN, laureate, draped, and right, from behind; NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC I, of Asklepios, cult statue within, pellet in ; ; $90.00 (€80.10)
, July or August 247 - Late 249 A.D., Tomis, Inferior
Tomis was founded by Greek on the of the Black Sea around 600 B.C. for trade with the local Getic population. The Roman poet Ovid was banished by to Tomis in 8 A.D. and died there eight years later. By his account, Tomis was "a town located in a war-stricken cultural wasteland on the remotest margins of the empire." Constanta Romania today, the city was renamed to Constantine the Great.RP63347. Bronze tetrassaria, 5787 (R4), I/II 3598, 2310, -, -, -, -, -, aF, a little rough, light corrosion and encrustation, , , 10.13 g, maximum 27.5 mm, 180o, Tomis (Constanta, Romania) mint, as , Feb/Mar 244 - July/Aug 247 A.D.; MAP IOYΛIOC ΦIΛIΠΠOC, (ending below busts), bare-headed, draped and of right (on left), draped of left, with on (on right); MHTPO ΠONTOY TOMEΩC, standing facing, left, snake entwined staff in right hand, left hand on hip; ; $26.00 (€23.14)
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