, 29 July 238 - 25 February 244 A.D., Ilion (Troy),
Ilion (Troy) became an ally of in the 1st century BC. In 48 B.C., bestowed benefactions on the city, recalling the city's loyalty during the Mithridatic Wars, the city's connection with his cousin L. , and the family's claim that they were ultimately descended from through the Trojan prince and therefore shared a kinship with the Ilians. In 20 B.C., visited Ilion and financed the restoration and rebuilding of the sanctuary of Ilias, the bouleuterion, and the theater.RP79605. Bronze AE 19, 38; p. 71, 99; 439; 5414; p. 75, T280; 277 var. (no ), VF, broad , green , adjustment marks, 4.266 g, maximum 19.1 mm, 0o, Ilion (Troy) mint, 29 Jul 238 - 25 Feb 244 A.D.; AVT K M AN ΓOP∆IANO, laureate, draped, and right, from behind; mummiform statue of Ilias standing slightly right, right, transverse spear in right hand, in extended left hand, small round at feet, IΛIE−ΩN divided across near center; ex Ancient Imports; very ; $225.00 (€200.25)
, 13 March 222 - March 235 A.D., Alexandreia ,
is depicted in the same pose as the , a massive marble sculpture, which depicts a muscular yet weary leaning on his club, which has his lion-skin draped over it. He has just performed the last of The Twelve Labors, which is suggested by the apples of the he holds behind his back. The is probably an enlarged copy made in the early third century A.D., signed by Glykon, from an original by Lysippos that would have been made in the fourth century B.C. The copy was made for the of in (dedicated in 216 AD), where it was recovered in 1546. Today it is in Naples National Archaeological Museum. The statue was well liked by the Romans, and copies have been found in many Roman palaces and gymnasiums.RP72147. Brass AE 24, Apparently unpublished, perhaps unique; -, -, -, -, -, -, -, -, VF, and struck, grainy surfaces, 7.816 g, maximum 23.7 mm, 45o, (Eski Stambul, Turkey) mint, 13 Mar 222 - Mar 235 A.D.; M AV S AL-EXANDRV, laureate, draped, and right, from behind; COL AL AVG - TROAD, standing right, nude, right hand behind back presumably holding apples of the , leaning with left hand on his club, which has the Nemean Lion's skin draped over it; the only example known to ; $200.00 (€178.00)
Tenedos, Islands off , c. 550 - 470 B.C.
GS79837. Silver , 506; 338; p. 91, 4; 380 (S); -, F, , 1.644 g, maximum 12.2 mm, 180o, Tenedos (Bozcaada, Turkey) mint, c. 550 - 470 B.C.; archaic janiform , male on left, female on right (Zeus and ?); (double axe), TENE∆EOΣ, all within an square; ; $200.00 (€178.00)
Kebren, , 5th Century B.C.
Kebren (or Cebren, or Cebrene) was in the middle Skamander valley in the Troad region of Anatolia. Its remains have been located in the forested foothills of Mount Ida (modern Kaz Dagi), approximately 7 km to the south of the Skamander. Archaeological remains suggest that in the mid-7th and early 6th century B.C. Kebren as a mixed Greco-Anatolian community. in the early 4th century B.C., Xenophon implies that the population of Kebren was both Greek and Anatolian. In the 5th century B.C., Kebren was a member of the Delian League and is listed in the Hellespontine district paying tribute to Athens. Following the defeat of Athens at the end of the Peloponnesian War in 404 B.C., Kebren came under the control of Zenis, the tyrant of Dardanus, and his wife Mania who together controlled the Troad on behalf of the Persian Pharnabazos. Kebren was captured by the Spartan commander Dercylidas in 399 B.C., but soon after returned to Persian control. In 360 to 359, the Greek mercenary commander Charidemus briefly captured the city before being repelled by the Persian Artabazos. At some point in the 4th century B.C. Kebren produced coinage depicting a satrap's as the , indicating the city's close relationship with its Persian overlords. Kebren ceased to exist as an independent city about 310 B.C., when I Monophthalmus founded Antigonia (after 301 B.C. renamed ) and included Kebren in the synoecism.GA76288. Silver , 312, 1051 - 1052 (Lykia?), -, -, -, aEF, , grainy etched surfaces, 0.570 g, maximum 7.3 mm, Kebren mint, 5th Century B.C.; of ram left; irregularly divided square; ; $160.00 (€142.40)
, I Monophthalmus, 323 - 301 B.C., In the Name of Alexander the Great
Antigonos I Monophthalmos ("the One-eyed") (382 B.C. - 301 B.C.) was a nobleman, 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 in 168 B.C. -- , the free encyclopediaGS75252. Silver , Series XIV, 1528, 1618, 995, 476, -, VF, , full , light marks and scratches, 4.140 g, maximum 18.4 mm, 0o, , Abydos(?) mint, c. 310 - 301 B.C.; of Herakles right, clad in scalp headdress tied at neck; AΛEΞAN∆POY, Zeus seated left on throne without back, nude to the waist, around hips and legs, right leg drawn back, in extended right hand, long vertical behind in left hand, MI left, Z (appearing as I) under throne; $160.00 (€142.40)
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