Elaios, Thracian Chersonesos, c. 350 - 281 B.C.
The city of Elaios in Thracian Chersonesos occupied a strategic position on what is now called the Gallipoli peninsula. In the ancient world, it was know for its sanctuary of the Trojan hero Protesilaos. Philostratos, of this sanctuary in the early third century A.D., speaks of a temple statue of Protesilaos standing on a base which was shaped like the prow of a boat. Of all the references listed in this coin's , is the only to list any coins of this city.
GB85370. Bronze AE 13, 898 (also same ); -, Corpus Nummorum Thracorum -, -, -, -, -, VF, , highlighting earthen deposits, some marks, some corrosion, slightly flattened by counter marking, 2.392 g, maximum 13.3 mm, 0o, Elaios mint, c. 350 - 281 B.C.; veiled female (Demeter?) right (wreathed in grain?); : forepart right in an round punch; bee upward, seen from above, EΛAIOY/ΣIΩN flanking in two upward lines first on left, ΠA below; extremely ; $250.00 (€222.50)
, August 138 - 7 March 161 A.D., , Thracian Chersonesos
in Chersonesos Thraciae (on the Gallipoli peninsula) issued gold and silver coins under Alexander the Great and from the early 2nd century A.D. struck Roman provincial and colonial coins.RP84057. Bronze AE 17, 872 (same dies), 2888 (R6) var. (legends, grain above prow), -, -, -, -, -, VF, nice green , cutting off much of the legends, marks, 4.166 g, maximum 17.2 mm, 135o, mint, Aug 138 - 7 Mar 161 A.D.; - ANTONINVS (or similar), laureate right; AEL MVNI COELANI (or similar), war galley prow left; very ; $180.00 (€160.20)
Cherronesos, , c. 400 - 338 B.C.
Cherronesos is Greek for 'peninsula' and several cities used the name. The city in Thracian Chersonesos (the Gallipoli peninsula) that struck these coins is uncertain. The coins may have been struck at Cardia by the peninsula as a league, or perhaps they were struck by lost city on the peninsula named Cherronesos. Cherronesos was controlled by Athens from 560 B.C. to 338 B.C., aside from a brief period during this time when it was controlled by . It was taken by of in 338 B.C., in 189 B.C., and in 133 B.C. It was later ruled by the and then by the Turks.GA85140. Silver , cf. p. 183, 8 ff.; 4055 ff.; 2405 ff.; 1301 ff.; 824 ff.; 1062 ff.; 106 ff., VF/F, , light corrosion, on not fully struck, 2.176 g, maximum 12.8 mm, Cardia(?) mint, c. 400 - 338 B.C.; forepart right, turned back left, paws raised; quadripartite with alternating shallow and deeper sunken quarters, uncertain in the sunk opposite quadrants; $70.00 (€62.30)
, Thracian Chersonesos, 309 - 220 B.C.
was built by in 309 B.C., when he was preparing for the last struggle with his rivals; for the new city, being situated on the isthmus, commanded the road from Sestos to the and the mainland of . In order to obtain inhabitants for his new city, destroyed the neighboring town of Cardia, and settled the inhabitants of it and other Chersonesean cities here. made the capital of his kingdom, and it must have rapidly risen to great splendor and prosperity.GB90088. Bronze AE 19, 910, -, -, -, -, aF, 5.138 g, maximum 19.3 mm, 0o, Lysimacheia mint, 309 - 220 B.C.; laureate and turreted of right; ΛYΣIMAXEΩN, seated right, stalk of grain (control symbol) upper left; very ; $50.00 (€44.50)
Pantikapaion(?), Tauric Chersonesos, , c. 350 - 300 B.C.
This was minted with and without the Π on the . Although not discussed in the references reviewed by , we believe the Π on the indicates this coin was struck at Pantikapaion.GB90313. Bronze AE 10, 727; 463; 607, 13, aVF, grainy, 1.182 g, maximum 10.0 mm, 0o, Pantikapaion(?) mint, c. 350 - 300 B.C.; right, mouth open; of six rays, Π - C-E-P between rays; $50.00 (€44.50)
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