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Chariots on Ancient Coins

Krannon, Thessaly, Greece, 350 - 300 B.C.

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In 322 B.C., at Krannon, Thessaly, the Macedonian general Antipater decisively defeated an anti-Macedonian alliance of the Athenians, Aetolians, Thessalians, the Phoceans, the Lokrians and some Peloponnesian states. After the defeat, Athens was forced to abolish its democracy, the leaders responsible for the war were sentenced to death and a Macedonian garrison was stationed at the port of Mounychia.
GB49819. Bronze dichalkon, Rogers 199; BMC Thessaly p. 16, 5 var (no obv letter); SNG Cop 43 var (same); SGCV I 2073, F, weight 5.062 g, maximum diameter 17.3 mm, die axis 165o, Krannon mint, 350 - 300 B.C.; obverse horseman galloping right, wearing petasos and chlamys, K behind; reverse K-PA/NNO, hydria (water carrying vessel) mounted on cart; ex BCD collection; $36.00 (Ä31.32)

Constantine the Great, Early 307 - 22 May 337 A.D.

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Manus Dei, the hand of God, reaches down to take Constantine up to heaven.
RL74026. Billon reduced centenionalis, RIC VIII Nicomedia 18, LRBC II 1132, SRCV V 17486, Voetter 24, Cohen VII 760, VF, green patina, weight 1.571 g, maximum diameter 16.5 mm, die axis 0o, Nicomedia (Izmit, Turkey) mint, posthumous, 9 Sep 337 - Apr 340 A.D.; obverse DV CONSTANTINVS PT AVGG, veiled bust right; reverse Emperor, veiled, in quadriga right, the hand of God reaches down to take him to heaven, star above, SMN in exergue; $36.00 (Ä31.32)



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