Olympia, Elis, Peloponnesos, , 134th - 143rd Olympiads, c. 244 - 208 B.C.
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
, 249, grp. II, gVF, , 4.796 g, maximum 18.0 mm, 180o, flying right, clutching and devouring hare in talons; thunderbolt with double volutes above and wings below, Φ−A across ; ex Heritage auction 3019, lot 23123; ex Mayflower Collection, ex Stack's (6-7 December 1995), lot 133; SOLD
Sikyon, Peloponnesos, , c. 335 - 330 B.C.
Sikyon was located in the northern between Corinth and Achaea. Sicyon was known in antiquity for its industries including sculpture, bronze , and . Its central location meant it was frequently involved in the wars of its neighbors, Thebes, Corinth, Athens and Sparta.SH67618. Silver
, 219; 776; p. 40, 56; 48 var. (N vice I), VF, , struck with a worn die, 11.943 g, maximum 23.2 mm, 270o, Sikyon mint, c. 335 - 330 B.C.; advancing left, paw raised, above, ΣE below; dove flying left, I left, all within olive ; ex CNG Auction 312, lot 88; from a collection formed in the late 1930s; SOLD
, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D., Methana, Pelopennesus,
All coinage of Methana is . 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.
Methana was an obscure town a few miles of Troezen. Pausanias (ii. 34) mentions hot the springs which burst forth near this city in the time of Gonatas. The region bears evidences of violent volcanic action.RP12669. Bronze AE 21,
3.2.D. NCP p. 50, 1332.3 (from LHS Numismatik AG Auction 96); -; -, VF, 3.516 g, maximum 21.2 mm, 135o, Pelopennesus, Methana mint, [...] - CEVHPOC[Π?], laureate right, slight drapery on far shoulder; ME[ΘA]−NAIΩN, Neptune standing facing, left, in extended right, vertical trident in left; extremely ; SOLD
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