Persian Empire, Carian Satrapy, Pixodaros, c. 340 - 335 B.C.
Pixodarus was the youngest of the three sons of , all of whom successively ruled. To secure the friendship of , of , Pixodarus offered his eldest daughter in marriage to his Philip's son Arrhidaeus. Arrhidaeus' ambitious younger brother, Alexander (later Alexander the Great) offered himself instead. Pixodarus eagerly agreed but Philip put an end to the scheme. Pixodarus died, apparently a natural death, before Alexander landed in in 334 B.C. and was succeeded by his Persian son-in-law Orontobates.SH63582. Silver , 597; 2375; 280; 891; 2913; p. 185, 5 ff.; 6608; 4966, aVF, porous, 6.541 g, maximum 19.5 mm, 0o, Mylasa (Milas, Turkey) mint, c. 340 - 335 B.C.; of facing slightly right; ΠIΞΩ∆APOY, standing right, (double-headed axe) over shoulder in right, lotus-tipped vertical in left; $540.00 (€480.60)
Persian Empire, , Gaza, or , c. 375 - 333 B.C., Imitative of Athens
A Persian Period imitation of Athenian types from the Middle East.JD66401. Silver , cf. 1011, 4 ff., 15 ff., VF, , 0.576 g, maximum 8.1 mm, 270o, helmeted of right; AΘE, owl standing right, wings closed, facing, within square; $180.00 (€160.20)
Persian Empire, Carian Satrapy, Hekatomnos, c. 392 - 377 B.C.
was a native of Mylasa, which he made his capital and the seat of his government. His coins often depict Zeus Labrandenos from the celebrated temple of that name near Mylasa. The Persian emperor appointed to command naval forces in the war against Evagoras of , but he not only took no in support of the Emperor, but secretly supplied Evagoras with money for mercenaries. The disorganized Persian monarchy took no action against and he continued to rule until his death. He left three sons, , Idrieus and Pixodarus - all of whom - in their turn, succeeded him in the sovereignty.
GS76809. Silver tetartemorion, 2c, 848 ff., 837 ff., 3312 ff., 507, II -, -, gVF, of flat strike on male , , 0.172 g, maximum 5.9 mm, 0o, Mylasa (Milas, Turkey) mint, c. 390 - 380 B.C.; forepart of right, turned back left, tongue protruding; male ( ?) facing slightly left, with long hair, no inscriptions or , all within a round ; $175.00 (€155.75)
Persian Empire, Artaxerxes II - Darius III, c. 375 - 340 B.C., , Anatolia
GS79827. Silver 1/4 , IV (late) C; 764; 1041; 37; cf. 679; (early - middle, A/B); p. 167, 143 (middle B), VF, on , 1.206 g, maximum 7.9 mm, 60o, c. 375 - 340 B.C.; kneeling-running figure of the Great right, dagger in right, bow in left, bearded, crowned, quiver on shoulder; square punch; very ; $160.00 (€142.40)
Kalchedon, , c. 340 - 320 B.C.
The position of Chalcedon, on the eastern of the , was not as favorable as that of Byzantion on the opposite side. The Persian Megabazus (Herod. iv. 144) said the founders of Chalcedon must have been blind, for Chalcedon was settled seventeen years before ; and the settlers, we must suppose, had the of the two places.GS75218. Silver half , Black Sea 118; 484; 14; p. 124, 8; 518, gVF, off center, light marks, tiny edge split, 2.430 g, maximum 13.5 mm, Kalchedon mint, c. 340 - 320 B.C.; KAΛX, bull standing left on ear of grain; quadripartite square of mill-sail pattern, stippled texture within areas; $130.00 (€115.70)
, Uncertain , c. 400 - 350 B.C.
GS70805. Silver tetartemorion, 4, 862, 503, cf. 990 (no ), -, -, F, , 0.430 g, maximum 8.2 mm, 180o, uncertain mint, and neck of a left, turned slightly facing; and neck of a bull left, turned facing, Karian (resembles MV-H-Φ, clockwise from above), all within a round ; ; $105.00 (€93.45)
Persian Empire, Satraps of , Orontas, c. 357 - 352 B.C.
GB57341. Bronze AE 9, -, -, -, -, ; cf. CNG auction 247, lot 120 (very similar AE 9, but with right, also unpublished), F, 0.524 g, maximum 9.1 mm, 270o, Adramyteum mint, c. 357 - 352 B.C.; ADPA, left; forepart of Pegasos right, OPON below; apparently unpublished; $40.00 (€35.60)
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