Aigeai, , 31 - 30 B.C.
Aegeai (various spellings, including Aigeae) means place of goats in Greek and was the name of many cities of antiquity. Aigeai, on the north-western of the Gulf of Issos, was the third largest city in . It had a very important temple of Asklepios, which was considered a great privilege and which brought many visitors to the city.SH26663. Silver , 1655, 111, gVF, 14.436 g, maximum 28.8 mm, 0o, Aigeai mint, 31 - 30 B.C.; veiled and turreted of right; AIΓEAIΩN, standing left holding and spear, at feet, ∆I and club in left , Iς below, in lower right ; $1030.00 (€896.10)
, the Arab, February 244 - End of September 249 A.D., Soli-Pompeiopolis,
Aratos was a native of . His chief pursuits were medicine, grammar, and philosophy. He studied with Menecrates in , Philitas in Cos and Praxiphanes in Athens. About 276 he was invited to the court of the II Gonatas, whose over the Gauls in 277 BC Aratus set to verse. There he wrote his most famous poem, Phaenomena ("Appearances"). He then spent some time at the court of Antiochus I but returned to where he died sometime before 240 B.C.
with an old round coin ticket probably from 1960's or 1970's that references , Numismatic Chronicle 1940, page 247, 40 (Notes on the Collection. 6, to - Numismatic Chronicle, 5th ser. Vol. 20 (1940), p. 213-254, pls. XII-XIV). We do not hold NC 1940 and cannot verify the reference.SH58900. Bronze hexassarion, 1605 (same dies); -, -, -, -, -, -, gF, 12.323 g, maximum 32.4 mm, 180o, Soli-Pompeiopolis mint, 245 - 246 A.D.; AYT K IOY ΦIΛIΠΠOC EY CEB, , draped and right, Π − Π across ; ΠOMΠHIOΠOΛ IAT (year 131) ς (6 assaria), bare-headed, draped of Aratos right; ex Ancient Numismatic Enterprise; extremely ; $450.00 (€391.50)
Roman (Ninica-Claudiopolis?), Octavian/Augustus, c. 30 - 29 B.C.
This was previously attributed to and the portrait as or . , supported by find data, attributes it to , probably Pedias, and identifies the portrait as Octavian/Augustus, and likely immediately post-Actian. proposed the coins were struck for Octavian/Augustus for the founding of Iulia Augusta Ninica, and the epithet could be apply to both and the colony. VE and TER abbreviate the names of the two (municipal officers) of the colony.RP74281. Bronze provincial as, 4082, aVF, : , 11.247 g, maximum 23.9 mm, 0o, Ninica-Claudiopolis(?) mint, c. 30 - 29 B.C.; PRINCEPS , of right; : obscure in oval punch; VE TER IVLIA , standing left, helmeted and draped; very ; $350.00 (€304.50)
Anazarbus, , Dynast Tarkondimotos, c. 69 - 39 B.C.
References loosely date this from the 2nd Century B.C. until Anazarbus was renamed Kaesarea in 19 B.C. Tarkondimotos, a pirate, was made dynast by Pompey in 69 B.C. and crowned by Marc Antony in 39 B.C. He died at in 31 B.C. After he was made , he issued a similar with his portrait on the and his name and title on the . This was likely struck before he was made .GB90422. Bronze AE 22, 2003 (same dies); Anazarbos 6, 7; 1363; 5470, 5522, -, VF, 7.068 g, maximum 21.8 mm, 0o, Anazarbus mint, c. 69 - 39 B.C.; laureate of Zeus to right; ANAZAPBEΩN (downward behind), Zeus seated left, offering wreath in right hand, long vertical behind in left, TAP (Tarkondimotos) lower left; ; $160.00 (€139.20)
Korykos, , 1st Century B.C.
Korykos (Corycus) was the for Seleucia, an important harbor and commercial town. The Romans defeated the fleet of Antiochus the Great near Korykos, in 191 B.C. In Roman imperial times emperors usually kept a fleet there to watch over the pirates.GB71455. Bronze AE 16, 1099, 800 var (EΠI / ∆H) II p. 462, 1 var ( & YB / ME), -, -, -, gVF, much nicer than the BnF plate coin, 2.463 g, maximum 16.4 mm, 45o, Korykos mint, Roman rule, 1st century B.C.; draped of right, bow and quiver over shoulder, below chin; standing left, holding laurel branch in right, leaning with left arm on column, EΠI over ∆I on left, KΩPYKIΩTΩN downward on right; $150.00 (€130.50)
, , Late 1st Century B.C.
Soloi, , c. 450 - 386 B.C.
(or Soloi) was a colony of Rhodes, founded c. 700 B.C. southwest of Tarsus, in . It was destroyed in the 1st century B.C., and refounded by as Pompeiopolis (not to be confused with the Pompeiopolis in ).GS74432. Silver tetartemorion, p. 148, 24; -, -, -, -, -, VF, nice , , , slightly grainy, 0.214 g, maximum 6.3 mm, 90o, Soloi mint, c. 450 - 386 B.C.; of right, wearing crested helmet, earring, and necklace; bunch of grapes within linear , all in shallow round ; ; $140.00 (€121.80)
Seleukeia Kalykadnos, , 2nd - 1st Century B.C.
The Cilician Seleukia was founded by Seleukos I on the course of river Kalykadnos and soon became an important city, rivalling Tarsos.GB90308. Bronze AE 18, 697, 925, 205 ff. var ( ), VF, 4.104 g, maximum 18.8 mm, 0o, Seleukeia ad Calycadnum (Silifke, Turkey) mint, 2nd - 1st century B.C.; laureate of right, ΣYM upward behind; ΣEΛEYKEΩN TΩN ΠPOΣ TΩI KAΛYKA∆NΩI, forepart of horse right, complex above, PE and M∆H below; ex Frascatius; $135.00 (€117.45)
, , Late 1st Century B.C.
, 28 January 198 - 8 April 217 A.D., Tarsus,
Our search of numerous references and auction results found numerous coins with various types struck with the same die. We also found numerous examples with a similar but with a different and the with A∆P MHT. We did not find another example of this variant.RP57158. Bronze tetrassarion, apparently unpublished; -, -, -, -; cf. 1058 (legends) & 1067 (same obv die, different rev ), aF, 18.919 g, maximum 35.1 mm, 0o, , Tarsus mint, c. 209 - 217 A.D.; AYT KAI M AYP CEYEPOC ANTΩNEINOC, right, in robes of demiourgos, Π − Π; ANTΩNEINIANH CEYHP A∆PIA, emperor standing left, sacrificing over , wearing , TAPCOY/Λ N , A / M / K left, Γ / B right; 35 mm medallic coin!; extremely variant; $130.00 (€113.10)
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