(Amisos?), Roman ( Lucullus?), 100 - 50 B.C.
The Q identifies the bare male as a Roman . This letter is not noted in RPC but is visible here and clear on other examples known to . Perhaps the image is of Lucullus, an important of , about whom Plutarch wrote. The , the Latin FETIA, refers to the fetial ceremony, of the treaty making process, during which a pig was sacrificed to sanctify the oaths. The mint location is unknown but Imhoof-Blumer placed it at Amisus, where Leypold acquired his specimen.SH66800. Brass AE 20, 2156, I p. 24, 69, F, cleaning scratches, 7.222 g, maximum 19.8 mm, 0o, uncertain (?) mint, c. 80 B.C.(?); bare male right, Q below; two standing figures holding a pig between them, each with a hand raised, taking an oath of fealty, FETA IA in ; ; $270.00 (€240.30)
, Amyntas III, 393 - 370 or 369 B.C.
Amyntas III, son of Arrhidaeus and father of , was of Macedon in 393 BC, and again from 392 to 370 BC. In 393, he was driven out by the Illyrians, but in the following year, with the aid of the Thessalians, he recovered his kingdom. He is historically considered the founder of the unified Macedonian state. He was also a paternal grandfather of Alexander the Great.GB83702. Bronze , 7; 231; p. 172, 9; Macedonian 2; 2034; -; -, F, green , small edge split, 2.288 g, maximum 12.7 mm, 270o, or mint, 393 - 370/369 B.C.; of Herakles right clad in skin headdress; AMY-NT-A, forepart right, club above; ex Sayles & Lavender; ; $130.00 (€115.70)
Arpi, , Italy, c. 325 - 275 B.C.
Arpi was located 20 miles inland, 5 miles of modern Foggia. Its territory extended to the sea, and Strabo says that from the extent of the city walls one could gather that it had once been one of the greatest cities of Italy. attributed its foundation to Diomedes. The figure of a horse, which appears on its coins, shows the importance of horse-breeding in the district. As a protection against the Samnites, Arpi became an ally of Rome. In the war with Pyrrhus, the Arpi aided Rome with a contingent of 4000 infantrymen and 400 cavalrymen. Arpi remained faithful to Rome until Rome's defeat at the battle of Cannae. The consul Quintus Fabius captured it in 213 B.C. and it never recovered its former importance. No Roman inscriptions have been found there, and remains of antiquity are scanty.GI76339. Bronze AE 21, 642, 35, 603, 438, 1228; p. 130, 4; 569, gF, green , with sprues, a little rough, scratches, 5.940 g, maximum 20.7 mm, 270o, Arpi (near Foggia, Italy) mint, c. 325 - 275 B.C.; laureate and bearded of Zeus left, thunderbolt behind; Kalydonian right, spear right above, APΠANΩN in ; $120.00 (€106.80)
Kyzikos, , c. 450 - 400 B.C.
During the Peloponnesian War, 431 - 404 B.C., Cyzicus was subject alternately to the Athenians and Lacedaemonians. In the naval Battle of Cyzicus in 410, an Athenian fleet completely destroyed a Spartan fleet. At the peace of Antalcidas in 387, like the other Greek cities in , it was made over to . Alexander the Great captured it from the Persians in 334 B.C.GS84195. Silver , 57 ff.; 375; 49; p. 35, 120; -, gVF, some , 0.360 g, maximum 8.9 mm, 225o, Kyzikos (Kapu Dagh, Turkey) mint, c. 450 - 400 B.C.; forepart of running left, tunny fish upwards behind; of roaring left, of four rays above, all in square; ex (2009); $120.00 (€106.80)
Kyzikos, , 480 - 450 B.C.
Cyzicus was one of the great cities of the ancient world. During the Peloponnesian War (431-404 B.C.) Cyzicus was subject to the Athenians and Lacedaemonians alternately. In the naval Battle of Cyzicus in 410, an Athenian fleet completely destroyed a Spartan fleet. At the peace of Antalcidas in 387, like the other Greek cities in , it was made over to . Alexander the Great captured it from the Persians in 334 B.C.GA84061. Silver , 361; 45; , p. 34, 108; 3846, F, dark , , edge split, 1.210 g, maximum 10.3 mm, 180o, Kyzikos (Kapu Dagh, Turkey) mint, 480 - 450 B.C.; forepart of running left, tunny fish upwards behind; roaring left, within square; ex-Tom Cederlind; $100.00 (€89.00)
, c. 500 - 450 B.C.
A most unusual use of illusion on a coin. The two boars' heads can also be viewed as the facing of a .GA70935. 1/10th , p. 151, 14; 287; I, p. 350, 564; 7712 var. (no ); 645 ff. var. (same); 542 var. (same), VF, dark , , 1.264 g, maximum 9.6 mm, 0o, uncertain of mint, c. 500 - 450 B.C.; ΛEΣ (above), heads, creating the illusion of a facing of a ; square punch; from Matt , ex Mediterranean Coins; $70.00 (€62.30)
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