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Chariots on Ancient Coins


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."
GB62137. Bronze AE 20, SNG Mnchen 269, SNG Cop 256, SNG ANS -, aF, weight 9.563 g, maximum diameter 20.4 mm, die axis 0o, Pella mint, c. 187 - 168 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 ΠEΛΛHΣ (in exergue), Nike driving biga right, star above, stalk of grain below; rare; $50.00 (37.50)

Krannon, Thessaly, Greece, 350 - 300 B.C.
Click for a larger photo 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 (27.00)

Krannon, Thessaly, Greece, 350 - 300 B.C.
Click for a larger photo Found near Larissa.
GB49821. Bronze dichalkon, cf. Rogers 194; BCD Thessaly 1085 var (obv A/N); BMC Thessaly p. 16, 4 var; SNG Cop 44 var; SGCV I 2073 (all various ethnic arrangements), F, weight 3.963 g, maximum diameter 17.3 mm, die axis 75o, Krannon mint, 350 - 300 B.C.; obverse horseman galloping right, wearing petasos; reverse KP-A/NNO (or similar), hydria (water carrying vessel) mounted on cart, crow standing on right wheel; ex BCD collection with his handwritten round tag; $8.49 (6.37)




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