, , c. 340 - 325 B.C.
, on the coast of Anatolia, was one of the 12 cities of the League. It was famous for its Temple of , completed around 550 B.C., one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The usual of this nature-goddess are the torch, stag, and the bee. Coins of most frequently depict a bee on the . The high-priest of the temple of was called the Bee, while the virgin priestesses were called honey-bees (Melissae). was one of the seven churches of cited in the Book of Revelation and the Gospel of John may have been written there.
SH75181. Silver , Pixodarus p. 192, class H (post-hoard, cites ); II p. 1106, 1183; -; -; -; -; -; -, aVF, , die wear and breaks on the , 15.057 g, maximum 23.9 mm, 0o, mint, c. 340 - 325 B.C.; bee with straight wings, E−Φ flanking ; forepart of stag kneeling right, looking left, tree with two bunches of fruit on left, XIMAPOΣ downward on right; very ; $800.00 (712.00)
, 13 October 54 - 9 June 68 A.D., Sagalassos,
Sagalassos, , high in the western Mountains, was within the Roman province of from 133 until 39 B.C., when gave the region to the Galatian client Amyntas. After he was killed in 25 B.C., the kingdom became the province of . Sagalassos became the "first city" of and the center of the imperial cult. Sagalassos city was abandoned in the middle of the seventh century after it was destroyed by a plaque, Arab raids, and earthquakes. Survivors likely resettled in the valley below.
RP84970. Bronze AE 24, 3525 (7 spec.), 1751, 5163, 8998, -, VF, attractive dark green , nice portrait, 9.487 g, maximum 23.5 mm, 0o, Sagalassos (near Aglasun, Turkey) mint, 63 - 9 Jun 68 A.D.; NEPWN , laureate right; CAΓAΛACCWN, Zeus seated left on throne, right leg drawn back, around hips and legs and over left shoulder, in extended right hand, long vertical behind in left hand; extremely ; $250.00 (222.50)
, , c. 405 B.C., of Kimon
The finest , perhaps by one of the greatest masters of numismatic art. The famous master-engravers of , who signed their in gold and silver, also signed some bronze coins. This die shares the of the Kimon signed die. However, it has the addition of a necklace not seen on the Kimon signed die in , and it lacks the signature.
GB85324. Bronze hemilitron, II 45, 19 fr 1; 1479; -; -; -; -, VF, with a beautiful Arethusa, , not fully struck, grainy surfaces, 2.851 g, maximum 15.4 mm, 180o, mint, c. 405 B.C.; of nymph Arethusa left, hair bound with and , wearing hoop earring and wire necklace; wheel of four spokes, ΣY−PA in upper quarters divided by spoke, down and inward in each of the lower quarters; very ; $290.00 (258.10)
Achaean League, Pallantion, , Peloponnesos, , c. 88 - 30 B.C.
GS85328. Silver or , p. 86, 4; 124; 1593.2; 6507; 219; 290; 26; 1851; 969 (R1), aVF, 2.085 g, maximum 14.9 mm, 225o, Pallantion (near Tripoli, Arcadia, ) mint, c. 88 - 30 B.C.; laureate of Zeus left; large Achaian League (AX) , Π-A-Λ clockwise from left side, YE and trident upward below, all within laurel ; $140.00 (124.60)
Salamis, , c. 322 - 310 B.C.
Salamis was a town on the east coast of , at the end of a fertile plain between two mountains, near the River Pediaeus.
GB85330. Bronze AE 13, 27; 130 (Evagoras II); p. 61, 74 (Evagoras II); -, VF, rough, corrosion, 2.750 g, maximum 13.2 mm, 0o, Salamis mint, c. 322 - 310 B.C.; helmeted and draped of left, wearing crested Attic helmet, earring and necklace; prow left, ΣAΛ upward on left; very ; $180.00 (160.20)
, , Federal Coinage, c. 357 - 354 B.C.
was mainly pastoral. The twenty-two confederate Phocian towns held their periodic synedrion (assembly) in a building called Phokikon, near Daulis, and here, perhaps, rather than at any one of the Phocian towns, the federal mint may have been established. Money would be issued at this mint only on the occasions of the meetings of the synedrion, when it may be supposed that a concourse of people from all parts of the Phocian territory was gathered together, and that a or market was held for the exchange and purchase of commodities, as at during the Pythian festivals. The bull's is perhaps symbolic of a special sacrifice held on behalf of the whole people, when a prize bull may have been the victim.
GS85332. Silver , 277 ff., 302 ff., 120, 1046 (R2), aVF, high relief , attractive classical , , etched surfaces, 2.422 g, maximum 14.1 mm, 0o, mint, Philomelos, c. 357 - 354 B.C.; bull facing; laureate of right, branch behind, Φ − Ω below, all within a shallow round ; ; $140.00 (124.60)
Ptolemaic Kingdom, VII Thea , 51 - 30 B.C.
VII originally shared power with her father Ptolemy XII and later with her brother-husbands Ptolemy XIII and Ptolemy XIV. Her relationship with led to sole rule. After Caesar's assassination, she aligned with . Her reign marks the end of the Hellenistic Era and the beginning of the Roman Era. She was the last Pharaoh of Ancient .
GI85343. Bronze , 1872; 184; 422; p. 123, 5; 383; 949, aF, bumps, scratches, corrosion, , 8.383 g, maximum 21.2 mm, 0o, mint, 51 - 30 B.C.; diademed and draped of right, characteristic melon coif; KΛEOΠATPAΣ BACIΛICCHC, standing left on thunderbolt, wings closed, left, left, M (40 drachms = ) right; $250.00 (222.50)
Ptolemaic Kingdom, VII Thea , 51 - 30 B.C., Paphos,
In 48 B.C., gave to .
GP85350. Bronze , 1875; 3903; 268b (Ptolemaeus of ); 169; 526; p. 120, 52; -; -; -, VF, , some corrosion, edge crack, 7.729 g, maximum 26.4 mm, 45o, Paphos mint, c. 47 - 30 B.C.; horned of Zeus-Ammon right; BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOY, standing left on thunderbolt, left, wings closed, frond transverse on far side, KYΠP ( ) right; ; $100.00 (89.00)
, Augusta 128 - c. 136 A.D., Wife of , ,
The primary reference for is: Foss, C. "A neighbor of : the city of and its successors" in Classical Antiquity, vol. 1, no. 2 (Oct. 1982), pp. 178-201, available online: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25010770
Foss wrote that the small city of was first authorized to strike coins under . He believed that issued coinage only very sporadically and the coins were probably struck at the mint of their neighbor .
RP85354. Bronze AE 19, III 2388 (5 spec.); 635; , p. 337, 29 and pl. X, 12 ; p. 181, I, VF, grainy surface, edge split, 4.542 g, maximum 18.9 mm, 190o, struck for at (?) mint, 128 - c. 136 A.D.; CEBACTH CABEINA, draped right, wearing ; TMΩΛITΩN, standing right, nude, bow in right hand, arrow in left hand; very ; $200.00 (178.00)
Kolophon, , Late 6th Century B.C.
Kolophon was once the strongest of the cities and renowned both for its cavalry and for the inhabitants' luxurious lifestyle until Gyges of conquered it in the 7th century B.C. Kolophon then went into decline and was eclipsed by neighboring and by the rising naval power, Miletus.
GA85103. Silver tetartemorion, 343, 1810, -, -, -, -, EF, , , slightly etched surfaces, 0.185 g, maximum 5.8 mm, Kolophon (near Degirmendere Fev, Turkey) mint, late 6th century B.C.; of left; irregular quadripartite square; $100.00 (89.00)
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