Ainos, , c. 427 - 424 B.C.
Aenus, Enez, Turkey today, was on the southeastern coast of , near the mouth of the Hebrus River, not far from the Melas Gulf (modern Gulf of Saros), which is formed by the Thracian Chersonesus to the east. The city was said to be founded (or at least settled) by Aeolian migrants from . Its mythical and eponymous founder was said to be Aeneus, a son of the god and father of Cyzicus. Another mythical ruler, named Poltys, son of Poseidon, entertained Heracles when he came to Aenus. In the Iliad, Homer mentions that the leaders of Troy's Thracian allies, Acamas and Peiros, came from Aenus.GS68735. Silver , 176 - 204, 303, 405, 1164, 1033, 3892, F, grainy, 1.167 g, maximum 10.5 mm, 45o, Ainos (Enez, Turkey) mint, c. 427 - 424 B.C.; of right, wearing ; AIN, goat standing to right, coiled snake (control symbol) lower right; $110.00 (€97.90)
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 ; ; $110.00 (€97.90)
Kios, , c. 340 - 315 B.C.
Traditionally, the earliest precious metal coinage of Kios has been dated after Alexander the Great's capture of Kios in 334 B.C. More recently, however, Oliver Hoover and other numismatists suggest this , struck on a Persic , was probably minted to pay mercenaries to defend against Alexander's invasion, which began in 336 B.C.GS75224. Silver 1/4 , I.2 p. 312, 4, pl. XLIX, 26; 554 (R1); -; -; -; -; -; -; -, VF, , lightly etched and porous surfaces, 1.206 g, maximum 11.1 mm, 270o, Kios (near Gemlik, Turkey) mint, c. 340 - 315 B.C.; laureate of right, KIA below (off ); war galley prow left, ornamented with an eye, large ram, waves indicated on hull, TEIΣAN/∆POΣ (magistrate's name) in two lines one above and one below; very magistrate; $110.00 (€97.90)
Neandreia, , 5th Century B.C.
Neandreia, was located near the summit of Mount Chigri about 9 km east of . In 310 B.C., I Monophthalmus founded Antigonia (renamed by in 301 B.C.) and moved the citizens of nearby cities, including Neandreia to his new city. In the 1st century A.D., Pliny the Elder listed Neandreia among the settlements in the Troad which no longer existed.GS84452. Silver , 7627; 292; 2650; , p. 73, 2; -; -, VF, 0.601 g, maximum 7.7 mm, 180o, Neandreia (on Mount Chigri, Turkey) mint, 5th century B.C.; laureate of right; ram standing left, NEA above, reversed N lower left, all within square; ; $110.00 (€97.90)
Taras, , Italy, c. 325 - 280 B.C.
This was struck with dozens of different pose variations on the . In some scenes, it even appears Herakles might lose. There are so many variations that it might be possible to take photographs of the reverses and arrange them in a flip book to animate the fight.GS85294. Silver , cf. 1366, 990, 976, F, , centered on a , light corrosion, 0.825 g, maximum 11.9 mm, 90o, Taras (Taranto, Italy) mint, c. 325 - 280 B.C.; of right, wearing crested Attic helmet; Herakles naked standing right, strangling the , E(?) between legs, club left(?); $110.00 (€97.90)
Selge, , c. 300 - 190 B.C.
Selge, on the southern slope of Mount where the river Eurymedon (Köprücay) forces its way through the mountains, was once the most powerful and populous city of . Protected by precipices, torrents, and an army of 20,000 regarded as worthy kinsmen of the Spartans, Selge was never subject to a foreign power until . In the 5th century A.D., Zosimus calls it a little town, but it was strong enough to repel a body of Goths. The remains of the city consist mainly of parts of the encircling wall and of the acropolis. A few traces have survived of the gymnasium, the stoa, the stadium and the . There are also the outlines of two temples, but the best-conserved monument is the theater, in the 3rd century AD.
GS83581. Silver , cf. 251; p. 259, 23 ff.; 630; -; -, VF, 0.972 g, maximum 10.2 mm, 0o, Selge mint, c. 300 - 190 B.C.; facing of ( ) with long hair, resembling or ; of right in crested Athenian helmet, (?) behind, snake(?) below; ex Numismatics e-sale 16, lot 194; $105.00 (€93.45)
, , Second Democracy, 466 - 405 B.C.
Following Heron's death, democracy was in 466 B.C. Similar to at Athens, the polis was governed by a council and popular assembly with an executive consisting of elected generals or strategoi. fought against Athens 427 - 424 B.C. and again 415 - 413 B.C.; ultimately was victorious. With further reforms by Diocles, the democratic nature of Syracuse's political structure was further strengthened.GS90331. Silver hemilitron, 716 (V351/R717), 1390 (R2), -, -, -, F, grainy, 0.347 g, maximum 9.7 mm, mint, c. 420 - 415 B.C.; of nymph Arethusa right, hair in ; S-Y-R-A, clockwise within a wheel of four pokes; ex Numismatik ; ; $100.00 (€89.00)
, Uncertain City (probably Mylasa), c. 420 - 390 B.C.
Among the smallest coins ever minted.
GA76794. Silver tetartemorion, 940 - 943, I 926, VF, 0.150 g, maximum 5.7 mm, 165o, Carian mint, c. 420 - 390 B.C.; forepart of right, turned back left; bird standing left within square; $100.00 (€89.00)
Selge, , c. 350 - 300 B.C.
Selge, on the southern slope of Mount where the river Eurymedon (Köprücay) forces its way through the mountains, was once the most powerful and populous city of . Protected by precipices, torrents, and an army of 20,000 regarded as worthy kinsmen of the Spartans, Selge was never subject to a foreign power until . In the 5th century A.D., Zosimus calls it a little town, but it was strong enough to repel a body of Goths. The remains of the city consist mainly of parts of the encircling wall and of the acropolis. A few traces have survived of the gymnasium, the stoa, the stadium and the . There are also the outlines of two temples, but the best-conserved monument is the theater, in the 3rd century AD.GS85139. Silver , 1933; 5278; 246; p. 259, 23 ff.; 630; 5478, EF, bold strike with high relief dies, , , 0.992 g, maximum 9.7 mm, 180o, Selge (on Mount , Turkey) mint, c. 300 - 250 B.C.; facing of ( ) with curly short hair; of right in crested helmet, behind; ex Marion Sinton Collection; $100.00 (€89.00)
Kolophon, , Late 6th Century B.C.
Kolophon was once the strongest of the cities and renowned both for its cavalry and for the inhabitants' luxurious lifestyle until Gyges of conquered it in the 7th century B.C. Kolophon then went into decline and was eclipsed by neighboring and by the rising naval power, Miletus.GA85103. Silver tetartemorion, 343, 1810, -, -, -, -, EF, , , slightly etched surfaces, 0.185 g, maximum 5.8 mm, Kolophon (near Degirmendere Fev, Turkey) mint, late 6th century B.C.; of left; irregular quadripartite square; $100.00 (€89.00)
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