Sardes, , c. 2nd - 1st Century B.C.
Apollo's lover Coronis was pregnant with his child, . A white raven which he had left to watch her informed him that she had an affair. Angered that the bird had not pecked out her lover's eyes, flung a curse scorching its feathers, which is why all ravens are black today. also had Coronis killed but saved the child. BB64021. Bronze AE 16, 497; cf. p. 240, 32 ff. (magistrate); 3134 (magistrate); Imhoof-Blumer -, VF, 3.564 g, maximum 17.2 mm, 0o, Sardes (Sart, Turkey) mint, c. 2nd - 1st Cent B.C.; laureate of right, lion's skin around neck; ΣAP∆IANΩN / MOΣΞ−EOY(?), standing facing, naked, left, crow in right, laurel branch in left, upper left, uncertain magistrate's name lower left, all within wreath; $80.00 (Ä70.40)
Thyateira, , Early 3rd Century A.D., Pseudo-Autonomous Coinage
Thyateira (also Thyatira) is the ancient name of the modern Turkish city of Akhisar ("white castle"). In Revelation, Thyatira is the church that had a false prophetess (Revelation 2:20).RP68779. Bronze AE 17,
p. 299, 46; IV 858; 1398; I 1261; -; -; -; -; -; -, aVF, 2.819 g, maximum 16.5 mm, 180o, Thyatira mint, early 3rd century A.D.; of Dionysos right; ΘYATEIPHNΩN, advancing left, raising wreath in right, frond over shoulder in left; extremely ; SOLD
Smyrna, , Time of , c. 88 - 85 B.C.
GB81290. Bronze AE 25,
1206, 118, VF, 12.917 g, maximum 25.2 mm, 0o, Smyrna mint, c. 88 - 85 B.C.; Diademed of right; EPMOΓENHΣ ΦPIΞOΣ ΣMYPNAIΩN, advancing right, holding wreath and ; ; SOLD
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