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)
, , Italy, c. 300 - 250 B.C.
or was an important city of Magna , on a plain of extraordinary fertility on the Gulf of Tarentum, between the river Bradanus and the Casuentus (modern Basento). It was distant about 20 km from and 40 from Tarentum. The ruins of are located in the frazione of Metaponto, in the comune of Bernalda, in the Province of Matera, Basilicata region, Italy.SH70576. Bronze AE 14, 62, 574, 1261, 534, 55, 420, 232, 1698, -, gVF, nice , , 3.426 g, maximum 14.3 mm, 270o, mint, c. 300 - 250 B.C.; of Demeter right, hair rolled and wreathed with barley, wearing pendant earring; (upwards on left), of barley with leaf right, fly (bee?) on right flying right above leaf; $240.00 (€213.60)
, Philip III Arrhidaeus and Alexander IV, 323 - 317 B.C.
Struck after Alexander the Great's death during the joint reign of Philip III, Alexander's brother, and the infant Alexander IV, Alexander's son with the Bactrian princess Roxana. The two were made joint kings by Alexander's generals who only intended to use them as pawns. Philip III was imprisoned upon his return to , and in 317 B.C. he was executed under orders from . Alexander IV and his mother Roxana were executed by the boy's regent, Kassander, in 311 B.C. Magnesia also struck nearly identical drachms during this period in the name of Philip. Traditionally coins naming Alexander have been attributed to the Great, but the Alexander named on this coin was more likely the infant son of Roxana, Alexander IV.
GS76141. Silver , 1936, 953, 547, 762, Magnesia 9, -, -, VF, , centered, nice , die wear, die cracks, some light marks, 4.187 g, maximum 18.2 mm, 45o, Magnesia ad Maeandrum (near , Turkey) mint, struck under Menander or Kleito, c. 323 - 319 B.C.; of Herakles right, clad in scalp headdress tied at neck; AΛEΞAN∆POY, Zeus Aëtophoros seated left on throne without back, nude to waist, around waist and legs, feet on footstool, right leg drawn back, in extended right hand, long vertical behind in left hand, bee with right on left, spear pointed upward outer right; $180.00 (€160.20)
Erythrai, , c. 133 - 30 B.C.
GB75487. Bronze trichalkon, p. 140, 212; 721; 2873; -; -, VF, green , 2.524 g, maximum 15.9 mm, 90o, , Erythrai ( of Ildiri, Turkey) mint, magistrate Herakleos, c. 133 - 30 B.C.; of Herakles right, clad in scalp headdress tied at neck; Bow-in-bow case above, HPAKΛEOΣ / EΠIKOYPOY (magistrate's name and ) in two lines across center, bee left lower left, club over EPY lower right; ; $60.00 (€53.40)
"Kainon," , c. 367 - 340 B.C.
This issue, assigned to Alaisa in many references, was perhaps produced by Thracian mercenaries operating in in the 4th century B.C.GI75648. Bronze tetras, I, p. 252, 10; 134 (Alaesa); 218 (Alaisa); 1178 (Alaesa); p. 29, 8 (Alaesa); 509, F, scrapes, 9.108 g, maximum 21.9 mm, 45o, uncertain mint, c. 367 - 340 B.C.; springing left, wings open, grasshopper left below; horse prancing left, loose reigns flying behind, KAINON in , with eight rays around a central pellet above; $50.00 (€44.50)
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