GB74619. Bronze AE 18, cf. 266, F, chipping, corrosion, encrustation, 5.569 g, maximum 18.4 mm, 0o, Herakles' right, clad in scalp headdress tied at neck; AΛEΞAN∆POY, club above, bow and quiver below; $17.00 (€14.79)
The B A on the abbreviates BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞAN∆POY, Alexander. It may actually refer to Alexander IV, Alexander the Great's son with the Bactrian princess Roxana. After Alexander's death, the Macedonian generals made his infant son and his mentally handicapped brother, Philip III, joint kings. They were both only pawns. The generals divided the empire among themselves. Philip III was imprisoned upon his return to , and executed in 317 B.C. Alexander IV and his mother Roxana were executed in 311 B.C.
GB74822. Bronze AE Unit, 782, 376, 1026, II 2146, -, -, F, 5.494 g, maximum 17.0 mm, 90o, , Amphipolis(?) mint, c. 325 - 310 B.C.; Herakles' right, clad in scalp headdress tied at neck; quiver within bow above B A, club left over thunderbolt below; Struck shortly after Alexander the Great's death during the joint reign of Philip III, Alexander's brother, and the infant Alexander IV, Alexander's son with the Bactrian princess Roxana. The two were made joint kings by Alexander's generals who only intended to use them as pawns. Philip III was imprisoned upon his return to , and in 317 B.C. he was executed under orders from . Alexander IV and his mother Roxana were executed by the boy's regent, Kassander, in 311 B.C.; $38.00 (€33.06)
GB74824. Bronze unit, 311, 846, 727, -, -, F, green , centered, corrosion and encrustation, 5.556 g, maximum 17.1 mm, 90o, Macedonian ( ?) mint, c. 328 - c. 323 B.C.; Herakles' right, clad in scalp headdress tied at neck; AΛEΞAN∆POY, bow and quiver above , club over Π below; $38.00 (€33.06)
GB74826. Bronze unit, 284, 1036, 115, -, -, F, porous, 6.754 g, maximum 23.1 mm, 0o, Macedonian mint, c. 328 - 323 B.C.; Herakles' right, clad in scalp headdress tied at neck; AΛEΞAN∆POY, inverted triangle over bow and quiver above , club over a bunch of grapes below; $38.00 (€33.06)
GB74832. Bronze unit, 275; 22, 715, 1035, VF, perfect centering, scratches, pitting, corrosion, 6.139 g, maximum 17.9 mm, 270o, Macedonian mint, c. 336 - 323 B.C.; Herakles' right, clad in scalp headdress tied at neck; AΛEΞAN∆POY, thunderbolt above club, bow, and quiver, ∆ below; $46.79 (€40.71)
of , Reign of , 238 - 244 A.D., Portrait of Alexander the Great
For the Alexander commemorative series issued by the of , 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. only lists coins of the with of the emperor on the .
RP75156. Bronze AE 26, cf. 622; p. 24, 116; 1369, 742; 502; et al. (similar, but different rev leg arrangements, etc.), VF, very nice green , center dimples, weak legends, a few pits, 12.783 g, maximum 26.4 mm, 180o, Beroea(?) mint, 238 - 244 A.D.; AΛEΞAN∆POY, diademed of Alexander the Great right; KOINON MAKE∆ONΩN B NEΩ, seated left, helmeted, holding wreath in Athena's right hand, resting left hand on behind, rear leg of chair in the form of a lion's leg; unpublished variety(?); $125.00 (€108.75)
, Antigonos I Monophthalmos, 320 - 306 B.C., In the Name and Types of Alexander the Great
Antigonos I Monophthalmos ("the One-eyed") was a nobleman and (general and governor) under Alexander the Great. Upon Alexander's death in 323 B.C., he established himself as one of the successors and declared himself in 306 B.C. The most powerful satraps of the empire, Cassander, Seleucus, Ptolemy and , answered by also proclaiming themselves kings. found himself at war with all four, largely because his territory shared borders with all of them. He died in battle at Ipsus in 301 B.C. Antigonus' kingdom was divided up, with Seleucus I Nicator gaining the most. His son, Demetrius I Poliorcetes, took Macedon, which the family held, off and on, until it was conquered by Rome in 168 B.C.SH71663. Silver , 2682; Sardes Series XX 399 ff., 641 var ( ), -, -, VF, bold high-relief, centered, , light corrosion and encrustation, 4.080 g, maximum 17.4 mm, 45o, , Sardes (Sart, Turkey) mint, as of , c. 319 - 315 B.C.; Herakles' right, clad in scalp headdress tied at neck; AΛEΞAN∆POY, Zeus enthroned left, nude to waist, around waist and legs, right leg drawn back, in extended right, long vertical behind in left, K in a wreath left, under throne; $165.00 (€143.55)
Kingdom of , , 305 - 281 B.C., Portrait of Alexander the Great
Lampsacus was known as center for worship of Priapus, who was said to have been born there.
notes that Lampsacus was Lysimachos' largest mint in , with approximately 150 known dies. Output from Lampsacus declined when Amphipolis began its extensive coinage c. 288 B.C.SH72207. Silver , 49, 2548 - 2549, 843, 1097 ( ), 399 (Sigeum), gVF, , some marks and , 16.495 g, maximum 13.4 mm, 45o, Lampsakos (Lapseki, Turkey) mint, 297 - 281 B.C.; diademed of deified Alexander the Great wearing the horn of ; BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY, enthroned left, crowning name in extended right hand, left arm rests on grounded round decorated with , transverse spear against right side, ∆/Ξ inner left , crescent horns left in ; ex Numismatics auction 11, lot 34; $990.00 (€861.30)
Ptolemaic Kingdom, Ptolemy II , 285 - 246 B.C.,
became of Alexander the Great's empire when he defeated . After the succession struggles between Alexander's generals, was ruled by the Ptolemies of .GP90086. Bronze , 363; p. 14, 7; VI 229, 8; 107; 69, 55; 12; -; -, F, green with earthen encrustation, 10.040 g, maximum 20.5 mm, 0o, Salamis(?) mint, c. 285 - 274 B.C.; of Alexander the Great right, wearing scalp headdress; ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, standing left on thunderbolt, left, wings closed, EY over XAP left; ex Rusty Romans; $85.00 (€73.95)
Ptolemaic Kingdom, Ptolemy II (Physcon), Second Reign, 145 - 116 B.C.
and attributed this to Ptolemy II. Foucher, and Wolf attribute it to Ptolemy V - Ptolemy VI. attributes it to Ptolemy X.GP72057. Bronze , 1495 (169 - 116 B.C.); 344; Series 6C, 13 (Ptolemy V-VI); -; -; -; -; -, VF, nice , 8.663 g, maximum 21.6 mm, 315o, mint, 145 - 116 B.C.; of deified Alexander the Great right, wearing elephant-skin head-dress; BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOY, standing left on thunderbolt, wings open, left; $85.00 (€73.95)
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