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Medieval Coins of Bulgaria

Magnesia ad Maeandrum, Ionia, c. 350 - 320 B.C.

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Magnesia ad Maeandrum was an inland city of Ionia, located on a small tributary of the Maeander River about 12 miles southeast of Ephesus.
GS76093. Silver hemidrachm, Weber 5996; BMC Ionia p. 159, 11; SNG Kayhan 414 ff. var. (different magistrate); SNG Cop 809 var. (same), VF, attractive style, toned, well centered on a crowded flan, weight 1.614 g, maximum diameter 11.3 mm, die axis 90o, Magnesia ad Maeandrum mint, c. 350 - 320 B.C.; obverse Cavalryman on horseback prancing right, wearing helmet, cuirass, and chlamys, holding couched spear; reverse bull butting left atop Maeander pattern, MAΓN above, stalk of grain right, MIKYQOS (magistrate's name) below; $120.00 SALE PRICE $108.00

Bulgarian, Imitative of Alexis III, Billon Aspron Trachy, c. 1204 - 1220 A.D.

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Greek magnates in Thrace probably issued the earliest "Bulgarian" imitative types in the years immediately following the fall of Constantinople to finance their military operations against the crusaders in northern Greece. When the Bulgarians gained control of Thrace they continued production until sometime between 1215 and 1220, with issues becoming increasingly crude and smaller.
BZ79669. Billon trachy, Hendy, p. 218, Type C, pl. 25, 2(B) (imitative of SBCV 2012 of Alexis III, 1195 - 1203 A.D. ), VF, uneven strike, weight 2.848 g, maximum diameter 26.5 mm, die axis 180o, obverse + KεRO HΘεI, IC - XC, beardless nimbate bust of Christ, wearing tunic and colobion, raising right in benediction, scroll in left; reverse ΛΛEΣIW ∆ECΠ Θ TW KOMNHNW (or similar), emperor, on left, and St. Constantine, nimbate on right, standing facing, each holds a labarum headed scepter and they hold a globus cruciger between them; Constantine the Great on the reverse!; $36.00 SALE PRICE $32.40

Roman Republic, Lucius Aurelius Cotta, 105 B.C.

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Vulcan is the divinity of the forge and therefore symbolic of the striking of money.
RR74376. Silver denarius serratus, Crawford 314/1b, Sydenham 577, RSC I Aurelia 21, SRCV I 191 var. (control), F, weight 3.24 g, maximum diameter 20.3 mm, die axis 40o, Rome mint, 105 BC; obverse draped bust of Vulcan right, wearing a laureate pileus, tongs and X behind, E below chin, all within myrtle wreath; reverse eagle standing right on thunderbolt, head left, LCOT below, all within a laurel wreath; SOLD



Dochev, K. Coins and Coin Usage in Turnovo (XII-XIV c.). (Tirnovo, 1992).
Jordanov, I. Corpus of Byzantine Seals from Bulgaria. (Sofia, 2003).
Raduchev A. and G. Zhekov. Catalogue of Bulgarian Coins. (Sophia, 1999).
Youroukova P. and V. Penchev. Bulgarian Mediaeval Coins and Seals. (Sofia, 1990).

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