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Roman Provincial Coins from Macedonia

For twenty years, from 168 to 148 B.C., after the defeat of Perseus at the battle of Pydna, Macedonia was divided into four autonomous administrative regions. To weaken the power of the area and increase dependence on the empire, Rome took control of the mines and forests, demanded half of all taxes collected and banned trade between the regions. No coins were issued from 168 - 158 B.C. Between 158 and 148 B.C. the first (PROTES) region minted a large number of tetradrachms at its capital, Amphipolis. The second (DEUTERAS) region minted a small number of very rare tetradrachm at Thessalonica. The third region, its capital at Pella, and the fourth region, its capital at Heraclea Lynci, did not issue silver. In 148 B.C. the regions were reunited as a Roman province. Silver coinage was not struck for another half century, however, bronze coins were issued by governors, praetors, quaestors and individual cities. In 93 B.C., silver coinage resumed, the most prolific issue was that of the quaestor Aesillas. Macedonian cities continued to issue coinage in imperial times, some without the imperial bust.


Thessalonica, Macedonia, Julius Caesar, and Augustus, c. 27 B.C. - 14 A.D. (Possibly Later)
Click for a larger photo RPC tentatively dates the type to the reign of Augustus but notes it may have been struck as late as the reign of Domitian.
SH67650. Bronze AE 19, RPC I 1555; BMC Macedonia p. 115, 60; cf. SNG Cop 395 (Julius Caesar laureate); SGICV I 151 (same), aVF, excellent portrait of Caesar, weight 8.171 g, maximum diameter 19.3 mm, die axis 180o, Thessalonica (Salonika, Greece) mint, c. 27 B.C. - 14 A.D. (Possibly Later); obverse ΘEOC, bare head of Julius Caesar right; reverse ΘECCAΛONI KEΩN, bare head of Augustus right; $400.00 (€300.00)

Roman Macedonia, "Thasian" Type, c. 148 - 80 B.C.
Click for a larger photo This Dionysos / Herakles type was first struck by Thasos itself on the island and in its continental territories in the South of the Balkans, c. 168 - 148 B.C. After Rome took control of the area, "Thasian" types were struck by Roman authorities, c. 148 - 80 B.C., mainly in Macedonia but also, perhaps, by mobile military mints on campaigns. Imitatives were also struck by at least several tribal groups (mainly Celtic or mixed enclaves) from as early as 120 - 100 B.C. to about 20 - 10 B.C.
SH68291. Silver tetradrachm, Prokopov Thasos, group XIX, monogram 6, 802 (V GB2 / R 1422); cf. SNG Cop 1043 (Thasos), VF, nice style, porous, weight 16.554 g, maximum diameter 31.4 mm, die axis 315o, Roman provincial or military mint, c. 148 - 80 B.C.; obverse head of Dionysos right, wearing taenia and wreathed in ivy and grapes; reverse HPAKΛEOYΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ ΘAΣIΩN, Herakles standing half left, nude but for Nemean lion's skin on left arm, resting right hand on grounded club before him, left on hip, MH monogram inner left; $380.00 (€285.00)

Macedonia Prima Merida (First Region), Roman Dependent Republic, c. 168 - 149 B.C.
Click for a larger photo This type was minted with Artemis' age ranging from childhood to maturity. "Artemis is presented as ageless in the sense that she is every age. These coins were all struck at the same time and the same place as hoard evidence verifies." -- Wayne Sayles, "Ancient Coin Collecting III, Numismatic Art of the Greek World"
SH90620. Silver tetradrachm, SNG Cop 1310 - 1311; BMC Macedonia p. 7, 2, VF, weight 16.832 g, maximum diameter 30.7 mm, die axis 270o, Amphipolis mint, obverse Macedonian shield (the whole obverse represents a shield) with bust of Artemis Tauropolos (Diana to the Romans) at the center facing right, bow and quiver at her shoulder; reverse MAKE∆ONΩN / ΠPΩTHΣ (First Macedonia Province), legend above and below club, AP monogram above, all within oak wreath, thunderbolt left; $380.00 (€285.00)

Macedonia Prima Merida (First Region), Roman Dependent Republic, c. 168 - 148 B.C.
Click for a larger photo In 168 B.C., Rome split Macedonia into four republics which nominally managed their own internal affairs but were denied the right to make external agreements. The Prima Merida (1st region), with its capital at Amphipolis, included the area between the Strymonas and Nestos rivers, up to the eastern lands of Nestos, without the towns of Aenos, Maroneia and Avdera.
SH70814. Silver tetradrachm, Prokopov Silver 124 (O37/R102, RRR); SNG Cop 1312, BMC Macedonia p. 7, 3 var (monograms), VF, toned, weight 14.798 g, maximum diameter 29.3 mm, die axis 0o, Amphipolis mint, c. 168 - 158 B.C.; obverse Macedonian shield (the whole obverse represents a shield) with bust of Artemis Tauropolos (Diana to the Romans) at the center facing right, bow and quiver at her shoulder; reverse MAKE∆ONΩN / ΠPΩTHΣ above and below club, AP monogram above, ΣPT and HP monograms below, all within oak wreath, thunderbolt left; $320.00 (€240.00)

Macedonia Prima Merida (First Region), Roman Dependent Republic, c. 168 - 148 B.C.
Click for a larger photo This type was minted with Artemis' age ranging from childhood to maturity. "Artemis is presented as ageless in the sense that she is every age. These coins were all struck at the same time and the same place as hoard evidence verifies." -- Wayne Sayles, "Ancient Coin Collecting III, Numismatic Art of the Greek World"
SH63571. Silver tetradrachm, SNG Ashmolean 3296, AMNG III 178.1, BMC Macedonia p. 8, 6; SNG Cop 1315 var (monograms), VF, bent flan, weight 16.883 g, maximum diameter 33.1 mm, die axis 45o, Amphipolis mint, c. 168 - 148 B.C.; obverse Macedonian shield (the whole obverse represents a shield) with bust of Artemis Tauropolos (Diana to the Romans) at the center facing right, bow and quiver at her shoulder; reverse MAKE∆ONΩN / ΠPΩTHΣ (First Macedonia) above and below club, monogram above, TKP monogram below left, MYTE monogram bottom right, all within oak wreath, thunderbolt left; $315.00 (€236.25)

Koinon of Macedonia, Reign of Gordian III, c. 231 - 247 A.D., Portrait of Alexander the Great
Click for a larger photo The Macedonian Koinon (community) was the political organization governing the autonomous Roman province of Macedonia and was responsible for issuing coinage. The individual cities, as members of the Koinon, sent representatives to participate in popular assembly several times each year.

The high point of the year was celebrations and matches in honor of Alexander the Great and the Roman emperor held in Beroea (modern Verria) located about 75 km. west of Thessaloniki. This was the provincial center of the emperor cult, with the appropriate temple and privileges, first granted to the Koinon by Nerva. The title Neokoros, or "temple guardians" was highly prized and thus advertised on coins. Under Elagabalus the Koinon received a second neokorie, indicated by B (the Greek number two) or rarely ∆IC (double in Greek). The title was rescinded but later restored by Severus Alexander, probably in 231 A.D.

RP67773. Bronze AE 25, AMNG III 608; SNG Cop 1368; BMC Macedonia p. 25, 131, weight 11.295 g, maximum diameter 24.9 mm, die axis 270o, Beroea(?) mint, reign of Gordian III, c. 238 - 244 A.D.; obverse AΛEΞAN∆POY, diademed head of Alexander the Great right; reverse KOINON MAKE∆ONΩN B NE, table with lion's feet, upon it two agonistic urns each containing palm; scarce; $250.00 (€187.50)

Marcus Aurelius, 7 March 161 - 17 March 180 A.D., Koinon of Macedonia
Click for a larger photo The Macedonian Koinon (community) was the political organization governing the autonomous Roman province of Macedonia and responsible for issuing coinage. Member cities sent representatives to participate in the popular assembly. The Koinon held celebrations and games annually at Beroea (modern Verria) in honor of Alexander the Great and the Roman emperor.
SH58198. Bronze AE 24, Varbanov 3052; BMC Macedonia p. 28, 156; SNG Cop 1342; SGICV 1541; Lindgren 1366, gVF, weight 8.349 g, maximum diameter 24.3 mm, Thessalonica(?) mint, obverse KAICAP ANTWNINOC, laureate head right; reverse KOINON MAKE∆ONWN, winged thunderbolt; $240.00 (€180.00)

Koinon of Macedonia, Reign of Severus Alexander, c. 231 - 235 A.D., Portrait of Alexander the Great
Click for a larger photo The Macedonian Koinon (community) was the political organization governing the autonomous Roman province of Macedonia and was responsible for issuing coinage. The individual cities, as members of the Koinon, sent representatives to participate in popular assembly several times each year.

The high point of the year was celebrations and matches in honor of Alexander the Great and the Roman emperor held in Beroea (modern Verria) located about 75 km west of Thessaloniki. This was the provincial center of the emperor cult, with the appropriate temple and privileges, first granted to the Koinon by Nerva. The title Neokoros, or "temple guardians" was highly prized and thus advertised on coins. Under Elagabalus the Koinon received a second neokorie, indicated by B (the Greek number two) or rarely DIC (double in Greek). The title was rescinded but later restored by Severus Alexander, probably in 231 A.D.

SH66818. Bronze AE 25, AMNG III 511; cf. BMC Macedonia p. 24, 113 (1 Nekorie); SNG Cop 1353 (NE not ligate, no star); Hunterian 742 (same, time of Gordian III); Lindgren -, VF, excellent centering and strike, weight 12.080 g, maximum diameter 27.9 mm, die axis 225o, Beroea(?) mint, c. 231 - 235 A.D.; obverse AΛEΞAN∆POY, diademed head of Alexander the Great right; reverse KOINON MAKE∆ONΩN B NE (NE ligate), Athena seated left, helmeted, Nike in right hand, spear in left hand, resting left arm on shield behind, star right; ex Gitbud - Naumann Auction 4, lot 231; rare; $240.00 (€180.00)

Koinon of Macedonia, Reign of Gordian III, 238 - 244 A.D., Alexander and Bucephalus
Click for a larger photo Plutarch tells the story of how, in 344 B.C. Philonicus the Thessalian, a horse dealer, offered a massive wild stallion to Alexander's father, King Philip II. Since no one could tame the animal, Philip was not interested. Alexander, however, seeing that the horse was afraid of his own shadow, promised to pay for the horse himself should he fail to tame it. He was given a chance and surprised all by subduing it. Alexander spoke soothingly to the horse and turned it towards the sun so that it could no longer see its shadow. Eventually Bucephalus allowed Alexander to ride him. Embarrassed, Philip commented "O my son, look thee out a kingdom equal to and worthy of thyself, for Macedonia is too little for thee." Alexander named the horse Bucephalus because the horse's head seemed "as broad as a bull's." Bucephalus died of battle wounds in 326 B.C., in Alexander's last battle. Alexander founded the city of Bucephala (thought to be the modern town of Jhelum, Pakistan) in memory of his wonderful horse.
SH65202. Bronze AE 26, AMNG III 724; cf BMC Macedonia p. 22, 102 (one neokorie); SNG Cop -; SNG Hunterian -; SNG Bar -; SNG Saroglos -; Lindgren -, F, weight 10.822 g, maximum diameter 25.2 mm, die axis 180o, Beroea(?) mint, 238 - 244 A.D.; obverse AΛEΞAN∆POY, head of Alexander the Great right, as Herakles, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress; reverse KOINON MAKE∆ONΩN B NEΩ, Alexander galloping left on his horse Bucephalus, about to spear a lion leaping left below; rare; $225.00 (€168.75)

Gordian III, 29 July 238 - 25 February 244 A.D., Edessa, Macedonia
Click for a larger photo Edessa, Macedonia struck coins from 27 B.C. to 268 A.D. Located on the Via Egnatia, the city prospered in under the Romans but disappeared from history after 500 A.D. In 304 B.C., Seleucus I Nicator commemorated Edessa, Macedonia by founding a city named Edessa in northern Mesopotamia.
SH65375. Bronze AE 25, SNG ANS 266 (same dies); Papaefthymiou 1, unlisted die combination (D1/R6); Varbanov 3658; SNG Cop 168 - 170 var (obv legend); AMNG III -, gVF, well centered, nice patina, weight 8.464 g, maximum diameter 25.5 mm, die axis 45o, Edessa mint, obverse AYT K M ANTΩIOC ΓOP∆IANOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse E∆ECCAIΩN, Roma seated left on cuirass, Nike in right, parazonium in left, Tyche standing behind crowing Roma with right, cornucopia in left; $220.00 (€165.00)

Gordian III, 29 July 238 - 25 February 244 A.D., Pella, Macedonia
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Pan is depicted in the pose of the life-size marble statue known as the Barberini Faun (Drunken Satyr) in the Glyptothek in Munich. A Faun is the Roman equivalent of a Greek Satyr. The position of the right arm over the head was a classical artistic convention indicating sleep. The statue is believed to have once adorned Hadrian's Mausoleum. The historian Procopius recorded that during the siege of Rome in 537 the defenders had hurled down upon the Goths the statues adorning Hadrian's Mausoleum. When discovered, the statue was heavily damaged; the right leg, parts of both hands, and parts of the head were missing. Johann Winckelmann speculated that the place of discovery and the statue's condition suggested that it had been such a projectile.Barberini Faun
RP66884. Bronze AE 26, cf. Varbanov III 3757 (R4), BMC Macedonia p. 95, 46; AMNG III 35; SNG Hunterian 660; SNG Cop 287 (bust obscure); SNG ANS 639 (laureate); Lindgren -, VF, weight 10.082 g, maximum diameter 25.8 mm, die axis 135o, Pella mint, obverse IMP C M ANT GORDIANVS, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse COL IVL AVS PGLLA (sic, error not in refs), Pan seated left, on a rock, right arm over head, left elbow resting on syrinx; ex Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzhandlung auction 208, lot 1783; $220.00 (€165.00)

Mark Antony and Octavian, Thessalonica, Macedonia, 37 B.C.
Click for a larger photo The reverse inscription abbreviates, MAPKOΣ ANTΩNIONΣ AYTOKPATΩP ΓAIOΣ KAIΣAP AYTOKPATΩP. The bust of Libertas on the obverse "refers to the grant of freedom by the Triumvirs to Thessalonica in 42 BC after the battle of Philippi (the victory which is celebrated on the reverse)." -- RPC I, p. 29
SH70575. Leaded bronze AE 31, BMC Macedonia p. 115, 63; RPC I 1551; Sear Imperators 672; SNG Cop 374; SNG ANS 823, F, scratch, weight 18.788 g, maximum diameter 27.9 mm, die axis 0o, Thessalonica (Salonika, Greece) mint, 37 B.C.; obverse ΘEΣΣAΛONKEΩN EΛEYΘEPIAΣ, diademed and draped bust of Eleutheria (Liberty) right, E (year 5) below chin; reverse M ANT AYT Γ KAI AYT, Nike advancing left, extending wreath in right, palm frond in left; $220.00 (€165.00)

Nero, 13 October 54 - 9 June 68 A.D., Kassandreia, Macedonia
Click for a larger photo Cassandrea, previously Potidaea, was founded as a colony by Hortensius in 43 - 42 B.C. and refounded as COL IVL AVG CASSANDREN by Augustus in 30 B.C. The portrait and inscribed titles indicate this type was struck between 63 and 68 A.D. It may have been struck for Nero's visit to Greece in 66 - 67.
SH59952. Bronze AE 22, RPC I 1517, SNG ANS 234, Varbanov 3324, SNG Cop -, VF, weight 8.108 g, maximum diameter 22.5 mm, die axis 180o, Kassandreia mint, 63 - 68 A.D.; obverse NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P (IMP?) P P, radiate head left; reverse COL IVL AVG - CASSANDREN, head of Zeus Ammon left; nice jade patina and attractive style; $205.00 (€153.75)

Commodus, March or April 177 - 31 December 192 A.D., Amphipolis, Macedonia
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SH58235. Bronze AE 25, SNG Evelpidis 1186, Varbanov III 3250 var (fish in ex, same obv die), BMC 118 var (same), SNG Cop 109 var (obv legend), SNG ANS 194 var (same, draped), VF, weight 8.849 g, maximum diameter 25.2 mm, die axis 225o, Amphipolis mint, obverse AYTOK M AYP KOMMO∆OC ANTON, laureate head right; reverse AMΦIΠOΛEITΩN, City-goddess seated left on high-backed throne, polos on head, patera in extended right; rare; $200.00 (€150.00)

Philip I the Arab, February 244 - End of September 249 A.D., Thessalonica, Macedonia
Click for a larger photo The god Kabeiros is similar in appearance to Dionysos and the rites of his cult were likely similar to those of the Dionysian mysteries. The attributes of Kabeiros are a rhyton and hammer.
RP59998. Bronze AE 25, Varbanov III 4709, BMC Macedonia p. 127, 133, SNG Cop -, VF, light scratches, weight 8.831 g, maximum diameter 25.2 mm, die axis 0o, Thessalonika (Salonika, Greece) mint, obverse AYK K M IOY ΦIΛIΠΠOC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse ΘECCAΛONIKEΩN ΠYΘIA, Apollo standing left, small Kabeiros in right, laurel branch in left, at his feet, agonistic urn containing a palm branch rests on a table; scarce; $200.00 (€150.00)

Mark Antony and Octavian, Thessalonica, Macedonia, 37 B.C.
Click for a larger photo The reverse inscription abbreviates, MAPKOΣ ANTΩNIONΣ AYTOKPATΩP ΓAIOΣ KAIΣAP AYTOKPATΩP. The bust of Libertas on the obverse "refers to the grant of freedom by the Triumvirs to Thessalonica in 42 BC after the battle of Philippi (the victory which is celebrated on the reverse)." -- RPC I, p. 29
SH63716. Leaded bronze AE 31, BMC Macedonia p. 115, 63; RPC I 1551; Sear Imperators 672; SNG Cop 374; SNG ANS 823, F, weight 18.710 g, maximum diameter 31.0 mm, die axis 180o, Thessalonica (Salonika, Greece) mint, 37 B.C.; obverse ΘEΣΣAΛONKEΩN EΛEYΘEPIAΣ, diademed and draped bust of Eleutheria (Liberty) right, E (year 5) below chin; reverse M ANT AYT Γ KAI AYT, Nike advancing left, extending wreath in right, palm frond in left; $195.00 (€146.25)

Antoninus Pius, August 138 - 7 March 161 A.D., Amphipolis, Macedonia
Click for a larger photo In 168 B.C., the Romans invaded Macedonia and overthrew King Perseus in the First Battle of Pydna. In 149 B.C., Andriskos, at that time ruler of Adramyttium only, claiming to be Perseus' son, announced his intention to retake Macedonia from Rome. Andriskos travelled to Syria to request military help from Demetrius Soter of Syria. Demetrius instead handed him over Rome. Andriskos escaped captivity, raised a Thracian army, invaded Macedonia, and defeated the Roman praetor Publius Juventius. Andriskos then declared himself King Philip VI of Macedonia. In 148 B.C., Andriskos conquered Thessaly and made an alliance with Carthage, thus bringing the Roman wrath on him. In 148 B.C., in what the Romans called the Fourth Macedonian War, he was defeated by the Roman praetor Q. Caecilius Metellus at the Second Battle of Pydna, and fled to Thrace, whose prince gave him up to Rome, thus marking the final end to Andriskos' reign of Macedonia. Andriskos' brief reign over Macedonia was marked by cruelty and extortion. After this Macedonia was formally reduced to a Roman province.
RP66850. Bronze AE 25, SNG ANS 183, SNG Cop 104, BMC Macedonia -, VF, green patina, weight 8.475 g, maximum diameter 23.8 mm, die axis 180o, Amphipolis mint, obverse KAICAP ANTΩNINOC, laureate head right; reverse AMΦIΠOΛEITWN, Tyche seated left, wearing turreted crown, patera in right, center dimple; scarce; $180.00 (€135.00)

Roman Macedonia, "Thasian" Type, c. 148 - 80 B.C.
Click for a larger photo This Dionysos / Herakles type was first struck by Thasos itself on the island and in its continental territories in the South of the Balkans, c. 168 - 148 B.C. After Rome took control of the area, "Thasian" types were struck by Roman authorities, c. 148 - 80 B.C., mainly in Macedonia but also, perhaps, by mobile military mints on campaigns. Imitatives were also struck by at least several tribal groups (mainly Celtic or mixed enclaves) from as early as 120 - 100 B.C. to about 20 - 10 B.C.
SH70437. Silver tetradrachm, Prokopov Thasos, group V, monogram 2, 72 (OE6 / R63); SNG Cop 1040 ff., VF, spotty toning, light scratches, weight 16.820 g, maximum diameter 35.1 mm, die axis 0o, Roman provincial or military mint, c. 148 - 80 B.C.; obverse head of Dionysos right, wearing taenia and wreathed in ivy and grapes; reverse HPAKΛEOYΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ ΘAΣIΩN, Herakles standing half left, nude but for Nemean lion's skin on left arm, resting right hand on grounded club before him, left on hip, M monogram inner left; $180.00 (€135.00)

Thessalonica, Macedonia, Julius Caesar, and Augustus, c. 27 B.C. - 14 A.D. (Possibly Later)
Click for a larger photo RPC tentatively dates the type to the reign of Augustus but notes it may have been struck as late as the reign of Domitian.
RP70490. Bronze AE 23, RPC I 1555; BMC Macedonia p. 115, 60; cf. SNG Cop 395 (Julius Caesar laureate); SGICV I 151 (same), F+, weight 8.287 g, maximum diameter 23.3 mm, die axis 180o, Thessalonica (Salonika, Greece) mint, c. 27 B.C. - 14 A.D. (Possibly Later); obverse ΘEOC, bare head of Julius Caesar right; reverse ΘECCAΛONI KEΩN, bare head of Augustus right; $150.00 (€112.50)

Tiberius, 19 August 14 - 16 March 37 A.D., Amphipolis, Macedonia
Click for a larger photo Tauropolos is an epithet for the goddess Artemis, variously interpreted as worshipped at Tauris, or pulled by a yoke of bulls, or hunting bull goddess. A statue of Artemis "Tauropolos" in her temple at Brauron in Attica was supposed to have been brought from the Taurians by Iphigenia. Tauropolia was a festival of Artemis in Athens. - Wikipedia
RP69167. Bronze AE 22, RPC I 1632; BMC Macedonia p. 53, 80; SNG ANS 169; SGICV 259; Varbonov 3139 (R4), VF, weight 8.585 g, maximum diameter 22.0 mm, die axis 0o, Amphipolis mint, obverse TI KAIΣAP ΣEBAΣTOΣ, bare head right; reverse AMΦIΠOΛITΩN, Artemis Tauropolos seated facing riding on bull galloping right, holding billowing veil with both hands; $140.00 (€105.00)

Thessalonica, Macedonia, 161 - 180 A.D.
Click for a larger photo The legend arrangement and style of this coin match Touratsoglou's Group A, but those, earliest examples of the emission VI type, are significantly larger. Group F is similar but the obverse legend begins upper right.
RP70581. Bronze AE 20, cf. BMC Macedonia p. 113, 47; Lindgren 1174; SNG Cop 383 var (same); Touratsoglou emission VI -, VF, weight 6.506 g, maximum diameter 20.5 mm, die axis 180o, Thessalonika (Salonika, Greece) mint, 81 - 180 A.D.; obverse ΘECCAΛΛO−NIKEΩN (clockwise starting lower left), turreted and draped bust of Thessalonica right; reverse KABEIPOC (downward on right), Kabeiros standing left, rhyton in right, mallet in left; $130.00 (€97.50)

Click for a larger photo Antonia was daughter of Marc Antony and Octavia, wife of Nero Claudius Drusus, sister-in-law of Tiberius, mother of Claudius, and grandmother of Caligula. Renowned for her beauty and virtue, Antonia spent her long life revered by the Roman people and enjoyed many honors conferred upon her by her relatives. All her coinage was issued early in the reign of Claudius. She died around 37 A.D., possibly as a result of forced suicide ordered by Caligula.
RP65837. Bronze AE 17, RPC I 1582, SNG ANS 840, Touratsoglou 44, F, scuff on cheek, weight 4.441 g, maximum diameter 17.3 mm, die axis 0o, Thessalonika (Salonika, Greece) mint, reign of Claudius, 41 - 54 A.D.; obverse ANTΩNIA, draped bust right; reverse ΘEΣΣAΛONEIKEΩN, Nike standing left on globe, wreath in right, palm frond in left; $125.00 (€93.75)

Koinon of Macedonia, Reign of Gordian III, 238 - 244 A.D., Portrait of Alexander the Great
Click for a larger photo Simillar types with the club over lion reverse that identify only a single Neokorie in the reverse legend (no B) were struck under Severus Alexander, c. 231 - 238. Another similar issue is dated EOC, year 275 of the Actium Era (244 - 245 A.D.), on the reverse. They were probably struck for the visit of Philip I in 244.
RP59370. Bronze AE 27, AMNG III 741; BMC Macedonia p. 24, 118; SNG Cop 1375; SNG Bar 504; SNG Hunterian -; SNG Saroglos -; Lindgren -, aVF, weight 9.193 g, maximum diameter 27.2 mm, die axis 180o, Beroea(?) mint, 238 - 244 A.D.; obverse AΛEΞAN∆POY, head of Alexander the Great right, as Herakles, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress; reverse KOINON MAKE∆ONΩN B NEΩ, lion walking right, club left above; scarce; $125.00 (€93.75)

Severus Alexander, 13 March 222 - March 235 A.D., Amphipolis, Macedonia
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RP56017. Bronze AE 22, Varbanov III 3301, SNG Cop 118, gVF, weight 6.454 g, maximum diameter 22.0 mm, die axis 180o, Amphipolis mint, obverse AYT K M AYΠ CEY AΛEΞAN∆P, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse AMΦIΠOΛEITΩN, turreted city goddess enthroned left, patera in extended right, fish in ex; $120.00 (€90.00)

Thessalonika, Macedonia, c. 187 - 31 B.C.
Click for a larger photo King Cassander of Macedonia founded Thessalonica in 315 B.C. He named it after his wife Thessalonike, a half-sister of Alexander the Great. The Romans made Thessalonica the capital of the Roman province of Macedonia 168 B.C.
GB67765. Bronze AE 19, SNG Cop 372, BMC Macedonia p. 111, 22; SNG ANS 798 var (incorrectly identified as Zeus, E above trident on obv), VF, weight 6.077 g, maximum diameter 18.9 mm, die axis 315o, Thessalonika (Salonika, Greece) mint, c. 187 - 31 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Poseidon right, trident behind; reverse prow right, ΘEΣΣA/ΛONI above and below; $120.00 (€90.00)

Koinon of Macedonia, Reign of Gordian III, 238 - 244 A.D., Portrait of Alexander the Great
Click for a larger photo Simillar types with the club over lion reverse that identify only a single Neokorie in the reverse legend (no B) were struck under Severus Alexander, c. 231 - 238. Another similar issue is dated EOC, year 275 of the Actium Era (244 - 245 A.D.), on the reverse. They were probably struck for the visit of Philip I in 244.
RP58833. Bronze AE 26, AMNG III 741; BMC Macedonia p. 24, 118; SNG Cop 1375; SNG Bar 504; SNG Hunterian -; SNG Saroglos -; Lindgren -, aVF, rough, weight 10.578 g, maximum diameter 26.1 mm, die axis 180o, Beroea(?) mint, 238 - 244 A.D.; obverse AΛEΞAN∆POY, head of Alexander the Great right, as Herakles, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress; reverse KOINON MAKE∆ONΩN B NEΩ, lion walking right, club left above; scarce; $110.00 (€82.50)

Gordian III, 29 July 238 - 25 February 244 A.D., Edessa, Macedonia
Click for a larger photo Edessa, Macedonia struck coins from 27 B.C. to 268 A.D. Located on the Via Egnatia, the city prospered in under the Romans but disappeared from history after 500 A.D. In 304 B.C., Seleucus I Nicator commemorated Edessa, Macedonia by founding a city named Edessa in northern Mesopotamia.
RP62512. Bronze AE 25, Varbanov 3657 ff. var (obverse legend), SNG Cop 168 - 170 var (same), SNG ANS 265 var (same), BMC Macedonia 25 var (same), AMNG III -, VF/aVF, weight 9.656 g, maximum diameter 24.7 mm, die axis 225o, Edessa mint, obverse AYT K M ANTΩ ΓOP∆IANOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse E∆ECCAIΩN, Roma seated left on cuirass, Nike in right, parazonium in left, Tyche standing behind crowing Roma with right, cornucopia in left; a few cleaning scratches on the reverse, nice green patina; rare variety; $110.00 (€82.50)

Amphipolis, Macedonia, 1st - 3rd Century A.D.
Click for a larger photo Amphipolis was built on a raised plateau overlooking the east bank of the river Strymon where it emerged from Lake Cercinitis, about 3 miles from the Aegean Sea. When Xerxes I of Persia crossed the Strymon during his invasion in 480 B.C. he buried alive nine young boys and nine maidens as a sacrifice to the river god.
RP69174. Bronze AE 25, AMNG III.2 p.39, 63; Lindgren II 960; Mionnet Supplement III p. 26, 190; SNG ANS -; SNG Cop -; BMC Macedonia -; SGCV I -, Fair, weight 11.449 g, maximum diameter 25.5 mm, die axis 225o, Amphipolis mint, 1st - 3rd century A.D.; obverse AMΦIΠOΛEITΩN, City goddess seated left on facing high-backed throne, radiate, shell(?) in right; reverse CTPYMΩN, river god Strymon reclining left on rocks, head turned right, broken reed in right, water plant in left; very rare; $110.00 (€82.50)

Macedonia, Roman Protectorate, 166 - 165 B.C.
Click for a larger photo Gaebler identified the Latin D on the reverse and the obverse type as a name pun for D. Junius Silanus, the Roman Praetor of Macedonia, in 142 - 141 B.C. This was a charming possibility but, based primarily on hoard evidence, MacKay (in ANSMN 14, 1968) and others have reassigned this type to the years immediately following the creation of the Roman Protectorate.
RP90391. Bronze AE 21, MacKay pp. 8 - 9 & pl. III, 10; BMC Macedonia p. 14, 55; SNG Cop 1324 - 1326; AMNG III 212, Touratsoglou Macedonia 25; SNG Tübingen 1224, aVF, weight 9.098 g, maximum diameter 20.6 mm, die axis 90o, uncertain Macedonian mint, 166 - 165 B.C.; obverse facing mask of Silenos wearing ivy wreath; reverse MAKE/∆ONΩN in two lines, Latin letter D above, all within ivy wreath; scarce; $110.00 (€82.50)

Koinon of Macedonia, Reign of Gordian III, 238 - 244 A.D., Portrait of Alexander the Great
Click for a larger photo The Macedonian Koinon (community) was the political organization governing the autonomous Roman province of Macedonia and was responsible for issuing coinage. The individual cities, as members of the Koinon, sent representatives to participate in popular assembly several times each year.

The high point of the year was celebrations and matches in honor of Alexander the Great and the Roman emperor held in Beroea (modern Verria) located about 75 km. west of Thessaloniki. This was the provincial center of the emperor cult, with the appropriate temple and privileges, first granted to the Koinon by Nerva. The title Neokoros, or "temple guardians" was highly prized and thus advertised on coins. Under Elagabalus the Koinon received a second neokorie, indicated by B (the Greek number two) or rarely ∆IC (double in Greek). The title was rescinded but later restored by Severus Alexander, probably in 231 A.D.
RP58391. Bronze AE 26, Lindgren II 1382; cf. AMNG III 618 (no star); SNG Cop 1369 (same); SNG Hunterian 742 (same); SNG Bar 502 (same); BMC Macedonia p. 24, 115 (1 neokorie), gF, weight 11.403 g, maximum diameter 25.7 mm, die axis 45o, Beroea(?) mint, 238 - 244 A.D.; obverse AΛEΞAN∆POY, diademed head of Alexander the Great right; reverse KOINON MAKE∆ONΩN B NE (NE ligate), Athena seated left, Nike in right hand, spear in left hand, resting left arm on shield, star in right field; $105.00 (€78.75)

Claudius, 25 January 41 - 13 October 54 A.D., Amphipolis, Macedonia
Click for a larger photo Tauropolos is an epithet for the goddess Artemis, variously interpreted as worshipped at Tauris, or pulled by a yoke of bulls, or hunting bull goddess. A statue of Artemis "Tauropolos" in her temple at Brauron in Attica was supposed to have been brought from the Taurians by Iphigenia. Tauropolia was a festival of Artemis in Athens. - Wikipedia
RP63706. Bronze AE 21, RPC I 1640, SNG Cop 98, BMC Macedonia p. 54, 89, F, weight 8.891 g, maximum diameter 21.3 mm, die axis 180o, Amphipolis mint, obverse TI KΛAY∆IOΣ ΣEBAΣTOΣ, Claudius standing left, right hand raised, holding eagle tipped scepter in left; reverse AMΦIΠOΛITΩN, Artemis Tauropolos riding a bull right, holding a veil billowing over her head; $105.00 (€78.75)

Koinon of Macedonia, Reign of Gordian III, 238 - 244 A.D., Portrait of Alexander the Great
Click for a larger photo For the Alexander commemorative series issued by the Koinon of Macedonia, AMNG is by far the best reference listing over 500 different varieties on 100 pages, an absolutely bewildering study. With few plate images and listing many minor variations, it is a challenge to use for anyone who does not speak German. Varbanov only lists coins of the Koinon with portraits of the emperor on the obverse.
RP56907. Bronze AE 28, cf. AMNG III 615 ff.; BMC Macedonia p. 24, 113 ff.; SNG Hunterian 742 - 743; SNG Saroglos 984; SNG Cop -, aVF, weight 13.408 g, maximum diameter 27.8 mm, die axis 180o, Beroea(?) mint, 238 - 244 A.D.; obverse AΛEΞAN∆POY, diademed head of Alexander the Great right; reverse KOINON MAKE∆ONΩN B NEΩ (or similar), Athena seated left, Nike in right presenting wreath, spear in left, shield behind; $95.00 (€71.25)

Pella, Macedonia, c. 187 - 31 B.C.
Click for a larger photo Pella was founded in 399 B.C. by King Archelaus (413 - 399 B.C.) as his capital. It was the seat of Philip II and of his son, Alexander the Great. In 168 B.C., it was sacked by the Romans, and its treasury transported to Rome. Later the city was destroyed by an earthquake. By 180 A.D., Lucian could describe it in passing as "now insignificant, with very few inhabitants."
GB63866. Bronze AE 18, SNG ANS 572; BMC Macedonia p. 92, 29; SNG Cop 257, gF, nice green patina, weight 6.388 g, maximum diameter 18.4 mm, die axis 0o, Pella mint, c. 187 - 131 B.C.; obverse veiled facing head of Demeter; reverse ΠEΛ/ΛHΣ, cow grazing right; monogram below belly, stalk of barley on right in exergue; $95.00 (€71.25)

Tiberius and Drusus Caesar, 19 August 14 - 16 March 37 A.D., Uncertain Mint (Philippi?), Macedonia
Click for a larger photo Drusus, the only son of Tiberius, never obtained the throne. Drusus' wife Livilla was seduced by the praetorian prefect Sejanus. She poisoned Drusus to support Sejanus' plot to become emperor. Years later the plot was discovered and Sejanus and Livilla were executed.
RP59942. Bronze AE 18, RPC I 1658; BMC Mysia p. 104, 92 (Parium); SNG Cop -; SNG ANS -, aF, weight 5.335 g, maximum diameter 17.0 mm, die axis 0o, Philippi(?) mint, obverse TI AVG DRVSVS CAESAR, jugate heads of Tiberius and Drusus right; reverse two priests with yoke of two oxen right, plowing the pomerium (sacred boundary), founding a new colony; $75.00 (€56.25)

Macedonia, c. 168 B.C, Imitative of Type from Histiaia, North Euboea, Greece, 2nd Century B.C.
Click for a larger photo Sear notes crude Histiaia imitations seem to have been struck in Macedonia just prior to the Roman victory in 168 B.C. During the Republic, Roman military mints sometimes struck imitative types to make local payments. Examples include Thasian imitatives in Macedonia and Philip Philadelphos imitatives at Antioch. Perhaps this imitative is a Roman military issue.
GS60645. Silver tetrobol, See SGCV I p. 233 note following #2498; regarding imitatives of a 2nd century B.C. type from Histiaia, North Euboea, Greece, VF, weight 2.185 g, maximum diameter 15.0 mm, die axis 0o, uncertain Macedonian mint, c. 168 B.C.; obverse head of nymph Histiaia right, wreathed with vine, hair rolled; reverse IΣTIAEΩN, nymph Histiaia seated right on galley; $70.00 (€52.50)

Macedonia, Roman Protectorate, Quaestor Gaius Publilius, 168 - 167 B.C.
Click for a larger photo On 22 June 168 B.C., Lucius Aemilius Paullus won the Battle of Pydna, ending the Third Macedonian War. According to Plutarch, Paullus kept too much plunder for himself, displeasing his legions. On his return to Rome, to keep them happy, Paullus stopped in Epirus, a kingdom suspected of sympathizing with Macedonia. He sacked 70 towns, enslaved 150,000, and left the region bankrupt. Paullus' return to Rome was glorious. With the immense plunder, he celebrated a spectacular triumph, featuring the captured king, Perseus of Macedonia. The senate awarded him the cognomen Macedonicus.
RP62146. Bronze AE 20, BMC Macedonia p. 18, 76; SNG Cop 1323; AMNG III 210, MacKay pl. III, 5 var (noted variant); Lindgren 1350 var (monograms), F, weight 10.403 g, maximum diameter 20.1 mm, die axis 0o, Bottiaea, Pella(?) mint, 168 - 167 B.C.; obverse head of Athena Parthenos right, wearing crested Athenian helmet adorned with a griffin and foreparts of horses (as on contemporary Athenian tetradrachms); reverse ΓAIOY / TAMIOY, cow grazing right, ΠΛY (ΠOΠΛIΛIOY) monogram above right, BT (Bottiaea) monogram below; scarce; $65.00 (€48.75)

Vespasian, 25 1 July 69 - 24 June 79 A.D., Koinon of Macedonia
Click for a larger photo The Macedonian Koinon (community) was the political organization governing the autonomous Roman province of Macedonia and responsible for issuing coinage. Member cities sent representatives to participate in the popular assembly. The Koinon held celebrations and games annually at Beroea (modern Verria) in honor of Alexander the Great and the Roman emperor.
RP56116. Bronze AE 24, RPC II 334; Varbanov 3021; AMNG III 249; SGCV I 6; BMC Macedonia p. 27, 149 var (obv legend); SNG Cop 1334 var (same); Lindgren II 1358 var (same), F, weight 6.381 g, maximum diameter 23.6 mm, Thessalonica(?) mint, 69 - 79 A.D.; obverse AYTOKPATΩP OYEΣΠAΣIANOΣ KAIΣAP, laureate head left; reverse ΣEBAΣTOΣ MAKE∆ONΩN, Macedonian shield; scarce; $60.00 (€45.00)

Koinon of Macedonia, Reign of Gordian III, 238 - 244 A.D., Portrait of Alexander the Great
Click for a larger photo The Macedonian Koinon (community) was the political organization governing the autonomous Roman province of Macedonia and was responsible for issuing coinage. The individual cities, as members of the Koinon, sent representatives to participate in popular assembly several times each year.

The high point of the year was celebrations and matches in honor of Alexander the Great and the Roman emperor held in Beroea (modern Verria) located about 75 km. west of Thessaloniki. This was the provincial center of the emperor cult, with the appropriate temple and privileges, first granted to the Koinon by Nerva. The title Neokoros, or "temple guardians" was highly prized and thus advertised on coins. Under Elagabalus the Koinon received a second neokorie, indicated by B (the Greek number two) or rarely DIC (double in Greek). The title was rescinded but later restored by Severus Alexander, probably in 231 A.D.

RP58829. Bronze AE 26, AMNG III 536; SNG Hunterian 742; SNG Bar 502 var (NE ligate); SNG Cop 1369 var (NEΩ); BMC Macedonia p. 24, 113 var (same), F, weight 12.872 g, maximum diameter 25.5 mm, die axis 225o, Beroea(?) mint, 238 - 244 A.D.; obverse AΛEΞAN∆POY, diademed head of Alexander the Great right, gazing upward; reverse KOINON MAKE∆ONΩN B NE, Athena seated left, Nike in right, spear on left arm, shield behind; $60.00 (€45.00)

Koinon of Macedonia, Reign of Gordian III, 238 - 244 A.D., Portrait of Alexander the Great
Click for a larger photo The Macedonian Koinon (community) was the political organization governing the autonomous Roman province of Macedonia and was responsible for issuing coinage. The individual cities, as members of the Koinon, sent representatives to participate in popular assembly several times each year.

The high point of the year was celebrations and matches in honor of Alexander the Great and the Roman emperor held in Beroea (modern Verria) located about 75 km. west of Thessaloniki. This was the provincial center of the emperor cult, with the appropriate temple and privileges, first granted to the Koinon by Nerva. The title Neokoros, or "temple guardians" was highly prized and thus advertised on coins. Under Elagabalus the Koinon received a second neokorie, indicated by B (the Greek number two) or rarely DIC (double in Greek). The title was rescinded but later restored by Severus Alexander, probably in 231 A.D.

RP58834. Bronze AE 27, AMNG III 535, SNG Cop 1369 var, SNG Hunterian 742, Lindgren 1382 var, SNG Bar 502 var, SNG Saroglos 984 var, BMC - (all var rev legend arrangement), F, obverse rough, weight 11.691 g, maximum diameter 27.1 mm, die axis 45o, Beroea(?) mint, 238 - 244 A.D.; obverse AΛEΞAN∆POY, diademed head of Alexander the Great right; reverse KOINON MAKE∆ONΩN B, NEΩ in ex, Athena seated left, Nike in right, shield behind; $60.00 (€45.00)

Thessalonica, Macedonia, 88 - 31 B.C.
Click for a larger photo King Cassander of Macedonia founded Thessalonica in 315 B.C. He named it after his wife Thessalonike, a half-sister of Alexander the Great. The Romans made Thessalonica the capital of the Roman province of Macedonia 168 B.C.
GB70904. Bronze reduced as, AMNG III 20, pl. XXIII, 10; SNG Cop 370; SNG ANS 805; BMC Macedonia p. 112, 37, gF, weight 3.359 g, maximum diameter 18.5 mm, die axis 0o, Thessalonika (Salonika, Greece) mint, 88 - 31 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Janus; reverse ΘEΣΣAΛO/NIKHΣ, two Centaurs prancing, back to back, each holding a branch; $60.00 (€45.00)

Macedonia, Roman Protectorate, c. 168 - 167 B.C.
Click for a larger photo On 22 June 168 B.C., Lucius Aemilius Paullus defeated the Macedonian King Perseus at the Battle of Pydna, and Macedonia came under Roman rule. This coin was struck shortly after Rome's victory, under the quaestor Gaius Publilius.
RP56120. Bronze AE 22, SNG Cop 1320, aVF, weight 8.772 g, maximum diameter 21.8 mm, die axis 270o, Thessalonika (Salonika, Greece)(?) mint, 168 - 167 B.C.; obverse helmeted head of Roma right; reverse ΓAIOY TAMIOY / ΠOΠΛIΛIOY, legend within wreath; $50.00 (€37.50)

Pella, Macedonia, c. 187 - 31 B.C.
Click for a larger photo Pella was founded in 399 B.C. by King Archelaus (413 - 399 B.C.) as his capital. It was the seat of Philip II and of his son, Alexander the Great. In 168 B.C., it was sacked by the Romans, and its treasury transported to Rome. Later the city was destroyed by an earthquake. By 180 A.D., Lucian could describe it in passing as "now insignificant, with very few inhabitants."
BB52317. Bronze AE 21, SNG Cop 266 ff. var (monogram), SGCV I 1443, F, weight 8.868 g, maximum diameter 21.2 mm, die axis 0o, Pella mint, obverse helmeted head of Athena right; reverse ΠEΛΛHΣ, cow grazing right; $45.00 (€33.75)

Claudius, 25 January 41 - 13 October 54 A.D., Amphipolis, Macedonia
Click for a larger photo Tauropolos is an epithet for the goddess Artemis, variously interpreted as worshipped at Tauris, or pulled by a yoke of bulls, or hunting bull goddess. A statue of Artemis "Tauropolos" in her temple at Brauron in Attica was supposed to have been brought from the Taurians by Iphigenia. Tauropolia was a festival of Artemis in Athens. - Wikipedia
RP56103. Bronze AE 22, RPC I 1640, SNG Cop 98, gF, weight 10.076 g, maximum diameter 22.3 mm, die axis 180o, Amphipolis mint, obverse TI KΛAY∆IOΣ ΣEBAΣTOΣ, Claudius standing left, right hand raised, holding eagle tipped scepter in left; reverse AMΦIΠOΛITΩN, Artemis Tauropolos riding a bull right, holding a veil billowing over her head; $45.00 (€33.75)

Thessalonica, Macedonia, c. 187 - 31 B.C.
Click for a larger photo In 168 B.C. The Romans made Thessalonica the capital of the Macedonia Prima (First Macedonia) province, encompassing most of what had been the Kingdom of Macedonia.
GB69294. Bronze AE 16, BMC Macedonia p. 112, 40; SNG Dreer 298 - 299; SNG ANS 770 var (controls); SNG Cop -, VF, green patina with earthen, weight 4.569 g, maximum diameter 16.6 mm, die axis 0o, Thessalonika (Salonika, Greece) mint, Macedonia; obverse head of Athena right, in a crested Corinthian helmet; reverse ΘEΣΣA−ΛO/NIKHΣ, horse galloping right, caduceus (control symbol) below; $45.00 (€33.75)

Julia Domna, Augusta 194 - 8 April 217 A.D., Stobi, Macedonia
Click for a larger photo Stobi (now Gradsko, Macedonia) was an ancient town of Paeonia, conquered by Macedonia, and later made the capital of the Roman province of Macedonia Salutaris. Stobi prospered under Rome and in 69 A.D. was designated a municipium. Citizens of Stobi enjoyed Ius Italicum and were citizens of Rome.
RP63359. Bronze diassarion, Josifovski Stobi 236 var (MVNIC STOBE); Varbanov 3881 var (MVNI STOBEN); SNG Cop -; BMC Macedonia -, F, weight 5.251 g, maximum diameter 23.3 mm, die axis 180o, Stobi mint, obverse IVLIA A-VGVSTA (starting at 2:00), draped bust right; reverse MVNI - STOB, Nike (Victory) standing right, with both hands holding an oval shield resting on her left knee, left foot resting on a globe; rare; $40.00 (€30.00)

Augustus, 16 January 27 B.C. - 19 August 14 A.D., Philippi, Macedonia
Click for a larger photo Mark Antony and Octavian defeated the assassins of Caesar, Marcus Junius Brutus and Cassius, at the Battle of Philippi in the plain to the west of the city in October 42 B.C. They released some of their veteran soldiers, probably from legion XXVIII, to colonized the city, which was refounded as Colonia Victrix Philippensium. In 30 BC, Octavian became Roman emperor, reorganized the colony, and established more settlers there, veterans possibly from the Praetorian Guard and other Italians. The city was renamed Colonia Iulia Philippensis, and then Colonia Augusta Iulia Philippensis after January, 27 BC, when Octavian received the title Augustus from the Roman Senate.
RP69779. Bronze AE 18, RPC I 1656, Varbanov 3770, SNG Cop 282, BMC Macedonia 86, gF, green patina, weight 4.352 g, maximum diameter 17.8 mm, die axis 180o, Philippi mint, obverse AVG, bare head right; reverse two priests with yoke of two oxen right, plowing the pomerium (sacred boundary), founding the new colony; from the Butte College Foundation, ex Lindgren; $40.00 (€30.00)

Macedonia, Roman Protectorate, c. 168 - 167 B.C.
Click for a larger photo On 22 June 168 B.C., Lucius Aemilius Paullus defeated the Macedonian King Perseus at the Battle of Pydna, and Macedonia came under Roman rule. This coin was struck shortly after Rome's victory, under the quaestor Lucius Fulcinnius.
BB60029. Bronze AE 19, BMC Macedonia p 18, 80; MacKay pl. III, 7; SNG Cop -, Fair, weight 7.696 g, maximum diameter 18.9 mm, die axis 0o, Thessalonika (Salonika, Greece) mint, c. 167 B.C.; obverse winged helmeted head of Roma (or Perseus) right; reverse MAKE∆ONΩN / TAMIOY ΛEYKIOY / ΦOYΛKINNIOY, inscription in three lines within oak wreath; $36.00 (€27.00)

Pella, Macedonia, c. 187 - 31 B.C.
Click for a larger photo Pella was founded in 399 B.C. by King Archelaus (413 - 399 B.C.) as his capital. It was the seat of Philip II and of his son, Alexander the Great. In 168 B.C., it was sacked by the Romans, and its treasury transported to Rome. Later the city was destroyed by an earthquake. By 180 A.D., Lucian could describe it in passing as "now insignificant, with very few inhabitants."
BB60043. Bronze AE 20, SNG Dreer 281 - 282, SNG Cop 266 ff. var (all with monogram(s) on reverse), SGCV I 1443, F, weight 6.465 g, maximum diameter 20.1 mm, die axis 270o, Pella mint, under Roman rule, c. 187 - 31 B.C.; obverse helmeted head of Athena right; reverse ΠEΛΛHΣ, cow grazing right; $30.00 (€22.50)

Pella, Macedonia, c. 168 - 31 B.C.
Click for a larger photo Pella was founded in 399 B.C. by King Archelaus (413 - 399 B.C.) as his capital. It was the seat of Philip II and of his son, Alexander the Great. In 168 B.C., it was sacked by the Romans, and its treasury transported to Rome. Later the city was destroyed by an earthquake. By 180 A.D., Lucian could describe it in passing as "now insignificant, with very few inhabitants."
BB60046. Bronze AE 20, SNG ANS 581 - 583 var (monograms); BMC Macedonia p. 90, 3 - 4 var (same); SNG Cop -, F, weight 9.811 g, maximum diameter 20.4 mm, die axis 0o, Pella mint, Roman rule, c. 168 - 31 B.C.; obverse helmeted head of Roma (or the hero Perseus) right, wearing winged helmet peaked with the head of a griffin; reverse ΠEΛΛHΣ, legend, monograms above and below, all within oak wreath; $30.00 (€22.50)

Pella, Macedonia, c. 187 - 168 B.C.
Click for a larger photo Pella was founded in 399 B.C. by King Archelaus (413 - 399 B.C.) as his capital. It was the seat of Philip II and of his son, Alexander the Great. In 168 B.C., it was sacked by the Romans, and its treasury transported to Rome. Later the city was destroyed by an earthquake. By 180 A.D., Lucian could describe it in passing as "now insignificant, with very few inhabitants."
GB51000. Bronze AE 24, AMNG III 18, BMC Macedonia -, SNG Cop -, SNG ANS -, F, nice patina, weight 11.892 g, maximum diameter 24.4 mm, die axis 0o, Pella mint, c. 187 - 168 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Zeus right; reverse ΠEΛΛA, eagle right on thunderbolt, wings spread, head right, flanked by a monogram left and right; scarce; $29.00 (€21.75)



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