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Peloponnesos, Greece

Olympia, Elis, Peloponnesos, Greece, 134th - 143rd Olympiads, c. 244 - 208 B.C.

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These coins were only minted every four years during the Olympic Games, and were minted on the grounds of the games in a sacred ritualistic manner.
SH58692. Silver drachm, BCD Peloponnesos 249, Elis Hoard grp. II, gVF, toned, weight 4.796 g, maximum diameter 18.0 mm, die axis 180o, obverse eagle flying right, clutching and devouring hare in talons; reverse thunderbolt with double volutes above and wings below, Φ−A across field; ex Heritage auction 3019, lot 23123; ex Mayflower Collection, ex Stack's (6-7 December 1995), lot 133; SOLD


Sikyon, Peloponnesos, Greece, c. 335 - 330 B.C.

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Sikyon was located in the northern Peloponnesus between Corinth and Achaea. Sicyon was known in antiquity for its industries including wood sculpture, bronze work, and pottery. Its central location meant it was frequently involved in the wars of its neighbors, Thebes, Corinth, Athens and Sparta.
SH67618. Silver stater, BCD Peloponnesos 219; Traité III 776; BMC Peloponnesus p. 40, 56; SNG Cop 48 var. (N vice I), VF, toned, struck with a worn obverse die, weight 11.943 g, maximum diameter 23.2 mm, die axis 270o, Sikyon mint, c. 335 - 330 B.C.; obverse chimera advancing left, paw raised, wreath above, ΣE below; reverse dove flying left, I left, all within olive wreath; ex CNG Auction 312, lot 88; from a collection formed in the late 1930s; SOLD


Septimius Severus, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D., Methana, Pelopennesus, Greece

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All coinage of Methana is rare. This coin is known to us only from the referenced LHS Numismatik AG auction, which references an example in Numismatic Commentary on Pausanias (1887) by F. Imhoof-Blumer and P. Gardner

Methana was an obscure town a few miles north of Troezen. Pausanias (ii. 34) mentions hot the springs which burst forth near this city in the time of Antigonus Gonatas. The region still bears evidences of violent volcanic action.
RP12669. Bronze AE 21, Gill Methana 3.2.D. NCP p. 50, 1332.3 (from LHS Numismatik AG Auction 96); BMC Peloponnesus -; Lindgren -, VF, weight 3.516 g, maximum diameter 21.2 mm, die axis 135o, Pelopennesus, Methana mint, obverse [...] - CEVHPOC[Π?], laureate bust right, slight drapery on far shoulder; reverse ME[ΘA]−NAIΩN, Neptune standing facing, head left, dolphin in extended right, vertical trident in left; extremely rare; SOLD







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REFERENCES

Babelon, E. Traité des Monnaies Grecques et Romaines. (Paris, 1901-1932).
Burnett, A., M. Amandry & P.P. Ripollès. Roman Provincial Coinage I: From the death of Caesar to the death of Vitellius (44 BC-AD 69). (1992 and supplement).
Calciati, R. Pegasi. (Mortara, 1990).
Clerk, M.G. Catalogue of the Coins of the Achæan League. (London, 1895).
Dengate, J.A. "The Triobols of Megalopolis" in American Numismatic Society Museum Notes 13. (1967).
Gardner, P. Catalog of the Greek Coins in the British Museum: Peloponnesus (excluding Corinth). (London, 1887).
Gill, D. "Coinage of Methana" in A Rough and Rocky Place: The Landscape and Settlement History of the Methana Penninsula, Greece. (Liverpool, 1997).
Leu Numismatics. Coins of Olympia: The BCD Collection. Auction 90. (10 May 2004, Zürich).
LHS Numismatics. Coins of Peloponnesos, The BCD Collection. Catalog of public auction 96, 8-9 May 2006. (Zurich).
Lindgren, H. C. Ancient Greek Bronze Coins: European Mints from the Lindgren Collection. (1989).
Lindgren, H. C. Lindgren III: Ancient Greek Bronze Coins from the Lindgren Collection. (1993).
Papageorgiadou-Banis, C. The Coinage of Kea. (Athens, 1997).
Sear, D. Greek Coins and Their Values, Volume 1, Europe. (London, 1978).
Seltman, C.T. The temple coins of Olympia. (Cambridge, 1921).
Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Denmark, The Royal Collection of Coins and Medals, Danish National Museum. (Copenhagen, 1942-1979).
Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Great Britain, Volume IV, Fitzwilliam Museum, Leake and General Collections. (London, 1940-1958).
Thompson, M. The Agrinion Hoard. ANSNNM 159 (1968).
Williams, R.T. The Confederate Coinage of the Arcadians in the Fifth Century BC. ANSNNM 155 (1965).

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