, 7 March 161 - 17 March 180 A.D., Magnesia ad Maeandrum,
"..the temple of Leukophryene, which in the size of its shrine and in the number of its votive offerings is inferior to the temple at , but in the harmony and skill shown in the structure of the sacred enclosure is far superior to it. And in size it surpasses all the sacred enclosures in except two, that at (to ) and that at Didymoi (to )" (Strabo, 14. 1. 40).RP58784. Bronze AE 31, 113 (R4), 311, -, -, -, -, -, -, aF, 13.406 g, maximum 30.9 mm, 0o, Magnesia ad Maeandrum mint, magistrate Diophantus; as , 139 - 161 A.D.; M AIΛIOC AYPHΛIOC BHPOC KAICAP, bareheaded, draped, and young right; ΓPAM ∆IOΦAN TOY MAΓNHTΩN, facing cult statue of Leukophryene, wearing and veil, flanked by two Nikes over shoulders crowning her, eagles with open wings at feet; very ; $95.00 (€83.60)
, Augusta 194 - 8 April 217 A.D., Perge,
RP69817. Bronze AE 18, 323 var (CEB), A1108A var (same), 317 var (same), -, -, -, Nice aVF, 4.618 g, maximum 18.2 mm, 180o, Perga mint, IOYΛIA ∆OMNA CE, draped right; ΠEPΓAMΩN, standing right, wearing long , hair in bun, arrow downward at side in right, bow in left; from the Butte College Foundation, ex ; very ; $95.00 (€83.60)
Antioch, , Civic Issue, 68 - 69 A.D.
and identify the as . and , older references, identify the as . Although the laurel branch indicates and is often depicted quite feminine, on most coins it does look more like a woman.RY73060. Bronze , 116; 4323; p. 162, 93; 106 var. (reversed date arrangement); -, VF, green with red earthen highlighting, 4.393 g, maximum 16.4 mm, 45o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, reigns of and , 68 - 69 A.D.; of or right, hair bound with a ; laurel branch, ET ZIP (from upper right, year 117 Caesarean era); ; $85.00 (€74.80)
, 19 August 14 - 16 March 37 A.D., Amphipolis,
Tauropolos is an epithet for the goddess , variously interpreted as worshipped at Tauris, or pulled by a yoke of bulls, or hunting bull goddess. A statue of "Tauropolos" by Iphigenia in her temple at Brauron in was supposed to have been brought from the Taurians. Tauropolia was a festival of held at Athens. - RP74291. Bronze AE 22, 1633; 170; 96; 3141; p. 53, 82, aVF, green , porous, 9.092 g, maximum 22.1 mm, 0o, Amphipolis mint, TI KAIΣAP ΣEBAΣTOΣ, laureate left; AMΦIΠOΛITΩN, riding aside facing on bull galloping right, holding billowing inflated veil overhead with both ; $80.00 (€70.40)
Leontini, , 2nd Century B.C.
In 214 B.C., Roman forces lead by Marcellus stormed Leontini, which had been subject to . Marcellus executed 2000 Roman deserters who were hiding in the city and then moved to lay siege to . The siege would last for two years, thwarted in by the military machines created by the famous inventor Archimedes.GB69013. Bronze AE 22, III p. 85, 21; 362, 572, 715 (R1); -, aVF, green , uneven strike with weak areas, 8.810 g, maximum 22.5 mm, 45o, Leontini mint, Roman rule, 2nd century B.C.; laureate of (or ) right, quiver behind shoulder; ΛEONTIN−ΩN (clockwise from upper right), Demeter standing left, grain ears upward in extended right, long long torch vertical behind in left, plough at feet left; ; $70.00 (€61.60)
Kyme, Aiolis, c. 165 - 85 B.C.
Kyme was conquered by Croesus, of , and ruled successively by the Persians, Macedonians, Seleucids, and Pergamenes. Attalus III, the last of , bequeathed to Rome in 133 B.C. Shortly afterward, it was made of the Roman province of . was under rule until the early 15th century, when the Ottoman Turks occupied the .
GB72658. Bronze AE 18, 108; 1642; 507; p. 113, 87; 336; 4193, VF, excellent strike, light cleaning scratches, 3.014 g, maximum 18.4 mm, 0o, Kyme mint, c. 165 - 85 B.C.; draped of right, bow and quiver over shoulder; (one-handled vase) between two laurel branches, KY above, I−Ω/I−Λ/O−Σ (Zoilos, magistrate) in three lines across inner flanking vase; ex Roger Liles Collection; $70.00 (€61.60)
Apameia, , c. 133 - 48 B.C.
was a goddess of virginity, women's concerns, the hunt and the underworld. The enigmatic cult statue covered in apparent fertility was a unique combination of the Greek virgin-huntress with an indigenous Anatolian goddess.GB70874. Bronze AE 22, p. 84, 88; 5121, aVF, 6.209 g, maximum 22.4 mm, 0o, Apameia mint, c. 133 - 48 B.C.; laureate of Zeus right; AΠAME − MHNO∆O/MENEMA, cultus-statue of Anaitis facing; $65.00 (€57.20)
Seleukid Kingdom, Antiochus IX Cyzicenus, 114 - 95 B.C.
After Antiochos IX's father died, his uncle Demetrius II Nicator took the throne. For his safety, his mother, Thea, sent him to Cyzicus (leading to his nickname). He returned to in 116 B.C. to claim the throne from his half-brother Antiochus Grypus, with whom he eventually divided . He was killed in battle by the son of Grypus, Seleucus VI .GB73102. Bronze AE 18, II 2379; p. 94, 31; 1505; 2, 775 var. (control); 1253 (R2); -; -, aVF, green , centered on a , corrosion, 4.934 g, maximum 17.9 mm, 0o, uncertain (probably Syrian) mint, 114 - 95 B.C.; laureate of right, with hair rolled, curly locks down neck; standing facing, wearing short tunic and boots, spear vertical in right hand, bow in left, BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY downward in two lines on right, ΦIΛOΠATOPOΣ downward on left, E (control) on side facing downward outer left; very ; $60.00 (€52.80)
, 7 March 161 - 17 March 180 A.D., Magnesia ad Maeandrum,
"..the temple of Leukophryene, which in the size of its shrine and in the number of its votive offerings is inferior to the temple at , but in the harmony and skill shown in the structure of the sacred enclosure is far superior to it. And in size it surpasses all the sacred enclosures in except two, that at (to ) and that at Didymoi (to )" (Strabo, 14. 1. 40).RP58788. Bronze AE 28, 113 (R4), 311, -, -, -, -, -, -, aF, 12.155 g, maximum 28.1 mm, 180o, Magnesia ad Maeandrum mint, magistrate Diophantus; as , 139 - 161 A.D.; M AIΛIOC AYPHΛIOC BHPOC KAICAP, bareheaded, draped, and young right; ΓPAM ∆IOΦAN TOY MAΓNHTΩN, facing cult statue of Leukophryene, wearing and veil, flanked by two Nikes over shoulders crowning her, eagles with open wings at feet; very ; $55.00 (€48.40)
Phygela, , c. 350 - 300 B.C.
Phygela was a small coastal town south-west of .GB57536. Bronze AE 11, 2149; p. 228, 1 ff. var. (no Γ); 1072 var ( vice ); -, VF, 1.315 g, maximum 10.5 mm, 0o, Phygela mint, c. 350 - 300 B.C.; of Munychia right, wearing ; ΦY/Γ−A, bull butting right, below; $45.00 (€39.60)
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