Maroneia, , c. 398 - 385 B.C.
Maroneia was on the Aegean coast about midway between the mouths of the Hebrus and the Nestus rivers. The city was named after Maron, sometimes identified as a son of Dionysos, who in the Odyssey gives Odysseus the wine with which he intoxicates Polyphemos. Maroneia was famous for its wine, which was esteemed everywhere and was said to possess the odor of nectar.GS85194. Silver , p. 127, 37; -; -; -; -; -; -; -, aVF, centered, edge cracks, 2.672 g, maximum 14.9 mm, 270o, Maroneia (Maroneia-Sapes, ) mint, c. 398 - 385 B.C.; forepart of bridled horse prancing left, dotted body truncation, H-P flanking at neck; bunch of grapes on a vine, MAP-ΩNI flanking low across the , all in a dotted linear square within a square ; extremely variety; $250.00 (€222.50)
or Geto-Dacians, 3rd - 2nd Century B.C., Imitative of Philip III of
BB85075. Silver , cf. I 193, 336, 9640, 904, F, rough, pitted, 15.853 g, maximum 24.3 mm, 270o, tribal mint, 3rd - 2nd century B.C.; of Herakles right, clad in scalp headdress tied at neck; ΦIΛIΠΠOY, Zeus Aëtophoros enthroned left, right leg drawn back, in right hand, long vertical behind in left hand; $60.00 (€53.40)
Maroneia, , c. 398 - 385 B.C.
Maroneia was on the Aegean coast about midway between the mouths of the Hebrus and the Nestus rivers. The city was named after Maron, sometimes identified as a son of Dionysos, who in the Odyssey gives Odysseus the wine with which he intoxicates Polyphemos. Maroneia was famous for its wine, which was esteemed everywhere and was said to possess the odor of nectar.GB85193. Silver , Maroneia 236 ff.; 616; 797; p. 234, 30a, gF/VF, , edge cracks, 2.624 g, maximum 14.6 mm, 90o, Maroneia (Maroneia-Sapes, ) mint, c. 398 - 385 B.C.; forepart of prancing horse left, dotted body truncation, A-N flanking at neck, Θ below; bunch of grapes on a vine, M - A flanking low across the , all in a dotted linear square within a square ; $200.00 (€178.00)
, 16 May 218 - 11 March 222 A.D., ,
Nomos described this coin as, "An extraordinary piece, especially with remains of its original silver plating. Some marks from cleaning, otherwise, about ."SH85458. , okatassarion or ; 784; 1721 (R8); I, p. 419, 358 (R6); 5428 (all same dies), aEF, cleaning marks, areas of light corrosion, 38.718 g, maximum 40.8 mm, 15o, mint, 218 - 222 A.D.; AYT K M AYPΛ ANTΩNEINOC CEB, laureate, draped, and three-quarter length of left; MHTPOΠOΛEΩC ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEΩC NEΩ KOPOY, youthful Herakles standing left, nude but for lion's skin draped around his left forearm, resting his right hand on the of a club set on the ground and holding an in his left hand; ex Nomos AG, auction 10 (18 May 2015), lot 115 (realized approximately $4686 including buyers fee); extremely ; $3820.00 (€3399.80)
, 29 July 238 - 25 February 244 A.D., Odessos, Inferior
As first noticed by in the Catalogue, the die of this coin was also used to strike medallions for Marcianopolis and Tomis (see Marcianopolis 1098 note).SH85459. Bronze , hexassarion; 4434 (R8, same dies), I/II 2315 (4 specimens), EF, nice dark green , on a broad , marks and scratches, 25.655 g, maximum 36.8 mm, 180o, Odessos (Varna, Bulgaria) mint, 29 Jul 238 - 25 Feb 244 A.D.; AVT K M ANT ΓOP∆-IANOC AVΓ, , draped, left, almost half-length, seen from front, raising right hand in greeting, globe in left hand; O∆HC-C-EITON, On the left, Hygeia standing right, holding in her left hand from which she feeds snake held in her right; to right, Asklepios standing left, holding serpent-entwined staff in his right hand; ex Stack's NYINC auction (9 Jan 2015), lot 261; ex Heritage Long Beach Signature Sale (25 Sep 2013), lot 23297; ex Heritage-Gemini (14 Apr 2011), lot 406; $1120.00 (€996.80)
Pannonian , Skordoski, Syrmia Region, Kugelwange (Ball Cheek) , c. 2nd Century B.C.
This normally has a prominent raised round (ball) cheek, but on this example the cheek is less prominent than most.
Syrmia is a fertile region of the Pannonian Plain in Europe, between the Danube and Sava rivers. Today, it is divided between Serbia in the east and Croatia in the .CE85024. Bronze , cf. 193, 465; derived from the tetradrachms of , VF, bold strike, , , 10.015 g, maximum 25.3 mm, 0o, Syrmia mint, c. 2nd century B.C.; devolved laureate of Zeus right, hair in arcs on both sides of central point, broad laurel ; devolved horse trotting left, pellet in above; $300.00 (€267.00)
Mesembria, , c. 275 - 225 B.C., Civic Issue in the Types and Name of Alexander the Great
Mesembria, Nesebar Bulgaria today, was a Doric settlement on a Black Sea island just off mainland . was invaded by the Galatians in 279 B.C. Only the wealthy coastal cities, including Mesembria, withstood their attacks. Following that chaos, rule of was divided between many tribes. Philip V, 221 - 179 B.C., tried to regain control of the for the , but his success was limited and short lived. Mesembria was taken by Mithradates VI in the First Mithradatic War and surrendered to in 71 B.C. The city struck Alexandrine tetradrachms as early as 275 B.C., more than 50 years after Alexander's death, and probably issued the very last Alexandrine tetradrachms struck anywhere, possibly under Roman rule as late as 65 B.C.SH85286. Silver , p. 84 and pl. VII, 41 (O7/R18); 992; 436, gVF, attractive , light marks and scratches, 17.000 g, maximum 31.6 mm, 180o, Mesambria (Nesebar, Bulgaria) mint, c. 275 - 225 B.C.; of Herakles right, wearing Nemean lion-scalp headdress; AΛEΞAN∆POY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, Zeus seated left, nude to waist, around hips and legs, right leg drawn back, in extended right hand, long vertical behind in left hand, Corinthian helmet right over ΠA in inner left under arm; ex FORVM (2013); $700.00 (€623.00)
Elaios, Thracian Chersonesos, c. 350 - 281 B.C.
The city of Elaios in Thracian Chersonesos occupied a strategic position on what is now called the Gallipoli peninsula. In the ancient world, it was know for its sanctuary of the Trojan hero Protesilaos. Philostratos, of this sanctuary in the early third century A.D., speaks of a temple statue of Protesilaos standing on a base which was shaped like the prow of a boat. Of all the references listed in this coin's , is the only to list any coins of this city.GB85370. Bronze AE 13, 898 (also same ); -, Corpus Nummorum Thracorum -, -, -, -, -, VF, , highlighting earthen deposits, some marks, some corrosion, slightly flattened by counter marking, 2.392 g, maximum 13.3 mm, 0o, Elaios mint, c. 350 - 281 B.C.; veiled female (Demeter?) right (wreathed in grain?); : forepart right in an round punch; bee upward, seen from above, EΛAIOY/ΣIΩN flanking in two upward lines first on left, ΠA below; extremely ; $250.00 (€222.50)
Apollonia Pontika, , c. 4th Century B.C.
Apollonia Pontica was founded as Antheia by Greek from Miletus in the 7th century B.C. They soon changed its name to Apollonia after building a temple for . The temple contained a colossal statue of by Calamis, which was later taken to and placed in the Capitol. The on the coinage is evidence of the importance of its trade.GS12044. Silver , p. 391, 1 - 2 (LE); -; -; -; -, VF, , light bumps and marks, 1.291 g, maximum 10.2 mm, 0o, Apollonia Pontica (Sozopol, Bulgaria) mint, 4th century B.C.; laureate of facing; flukes up, thick flukes, rectangular stock, EΛ (magistrate) upward on left, A left and crayfish right between flukes and stock; magistrate; $150.00 (€133.50)
Mesembria, , 3rd - 2nd Century B.C.
Mesembria (Mesambria) was a Doric settlement on an island at the Black Sea coast. Today a man-made isthmus connects it to the mainland. The modern name is Nesebar, an important seaside resort. Several ancient churches and ruins are preserved on the peninsula.GB85181. Bronze AE 20, 280 ff., 661, 1676, gVF, edge flaw, 5.837 g, maximum 19.8 mm, 0o, Mesambria (Nesebar, Bulgaria) mint, 3rd - 2nd century B.C.; diademed female right; METAM/BPIANΩN (T = archaic Greek letter sampi = ΣΣ), Alkidemos advancing left, on right arm, brandishing spear in left hand; $80.00 (€71.20)
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