Kingdom of , , 305 - 281 B.C.
, one of Alexander the Great's personal bodyguards, was appointed (general) in and the Chersonesos after Alexander's death. He became one of the (successors of Alexander) who were initially generals and governors, but who continuously allied and warred with each other and eventually divided the empire. In 309, he founded his capital in a commanding situation on the neck connecting the Chersonesos with the mainland. In 306, he followed the example of in taking the title of , ruling , and . In 281, he was killed in battle against Seleucus, another successor of Alexander.GB68080. Bronze AE 13, 14, 1168, 6822, VF, 2.519 g, maximum 12.8 mm, 0o, Kallatis (Mangalia, Romania) mint, c. 297 - 281 B.C.; of Herakles right clad in lion's scalp headdress; BAΣI/ΛYΣI within a of grain; $120.00 (€106.80)
Kallatis, , c. 300 - 250 B.C.
- Kallatis, on the Black Sea, is today Mangalia, the oldest town in Romania. In Greek Callatis means "the beautiful." -- Greek Imperial Coins, Vol. I, , Superior, Inferior by Ivan SH72266. Silver tetrobol, 177; 200; 203 var. (Σ right); p. 21, 2 var. (same), VF, high relief of Herakles, double struck, 2.312 g, maximum 15.6 mm, 180o, Kallatis (Mangalia, Romania) mint, of Herakles right, clad in scalp headdress tied at neck; KAΛΛATIA (downward), stalk of grain and club left, bow in bowcase right; $120.00 (€106.80)
La Collection M. C. Sutzu (Bibliotheque de l' Academie Roumaine, Bucarest), I. Istros, Kallatis, Tomis
Mihail Constantin Sutzu's coin collection, containing 2,500 ancient Roman and , was held in the library of the Romanian Academy. The book illustrates all the West-Pontic coins and countermarks from the collection including 49 coins of Istros, 62 coins of Kallatis and 611 coins of Tomis.
BK10067. La Collection M. C. Sutzu (Bibliotheque de l' Academie Roumaine, Bucarest), I. Istros, Kallatis, Tomis by Emanuel Petac, Collection 43, 2005, 120 pages, 24 plates, paperback; $90.00 (€80.10)
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