Mytilene, , c. 454 - 427 B.C.
Mytilene revolted against Athens in 428 B.C. but was overcome by an Athenian expeditionary force. The Athenian public assembly voted to massacre all the men of the city and to sell the women and children into slavery but changed its mind the next day. A fast trireme sailed the 186 nautical miles (344 km) in less than a day and brought the decision to cancel the massacre.SH73118. hekte, Em. 52; 978, gVF, slightly off center, 2.546 g, maximum 10.8 mm, 0o, Mytilene mint, c. 454 - 427 B.C.; young male head right, hair in band; wreathed male head right, wearing long beard, in square; ex CNG auction 342, lot 272; $900.00 (€783.00)
Lyttus, , c. 450 - 320 B.C.
References do not describe the , but it is also present on the plate.SH65976. Silver , p. 231, 19 and pl.XXI, 13; p. 55, 7; 494, aVF, slightly grainy, , 5.352 g, maximum 19.9 mm, 0o, Lyttus mint, c. 380 - 320 B.C.; ΛY−TΣ (clockwise starting above, ΛY ), flying left; ΛYTTION, ’s head right in beaded square , all within square; ; $680.00 (€591.60)
Athens, , Old , c. 449 - 413 B.C.
The old-style of Athens is famous for its almond shaped eye, archaic smile and charming owl . Around 480 B.C. a wreath of olive leaves and a decorative scroll were added to Athena's helmet. On the a crescent moon was added.
During the period 449 - 413 B.C. huge quantities of tetradrachms were minted to finance grandiose building projects such as the Parthenon and to cover the costs of the Peloponnesian War.GS73681. Silver , 31 ff., 8, 2526, F, centered, rough, test cuts, 16.302 g, maximum 26.1 mm, 45o, Athens mint, c. 449 - 413 B.C.; head of right, almond shaped eye, crested helmet with olive leaves and floral scroll, wire necklace, round earring, hair in parallel curves; AΘE right, owl standing right, head facing, erect in posture, olive sprig and crescent left, all within square; $600.00 (€522.00)
Himera, , 430 - 420 B.C.
The of the early coinage of Himera varied greatly. This coin has the most cartoon-like . describes the beveled as a "truncated ."SH68313. Bronze tetras, I p. 32, 18; 315; 181; 596; 467 (R1), VF, , 11.965 g, maximum 22.1 mm, 135o, Himera mint, 430 - 420 B.C.; facing with cartoon-like , protruding tongue, curly hair with no , almond eyes, and pellet nostrils; three pellets, within round ; ; $580.00 (€504.60)
, c. 625 - 600 B.C.
Mitchiner notes this , struck at the Lydian-Milesian used in southern , has no particular affinities with the major coin series from Miletos or . Two possible mint cities, to which no other coins of the period have been attributed, are Myous and Lebedus.
SH73584. 1/24th , cf. 292, 167, 51, -, -, VF, struck with worn dies, 0.560 g, maximum 6.3 mm, uncertain southern mint, c. 625 - 600 B.C.; raised irregular square with line and/or pellet decorations and extended corners; irregular square punch with line and/or pellet decorations; very ; $450.00 (€391.50)
Chios, Islands off , c. 431 - 412 B.C.
Chios, in the Aegean Sea, 7 kilometers (4.3 miles) off the Anatolian coast, is the fifth largest of the Greek islands. At the end of the 7th century B.C., Chios became one of the first cities to strike coins, establishing the as its symbol. It maintained this tradition for almost 900 years. Based on the huge necropolis at the main city of Chios, by the 5th to 4th centuries B.C., the island had grown to an estimated population of over 120,000 (2 - 3 times the current population). During the Hellenistic period, the Chios became famous for the high quality of its wine and was the largest exporter of Greek wine. Chian amphoras, with a characteristic emblem and bunches of grape have been found as far away as Gaul, Upper and Southern Russia. After the Roman conquest Chios became of the province of . The Empire ceded Chios to the Republic of Genoa in 1261.GA71652. Silver , 1546, 2275, 607, 79, 4600, VF, attractive , on a , 3.558 g, maximum 13.5 mm, Chios mint, c. 431 - 412 B.C.; seated left, grapes over before, the whole on a circular raised ; square divided into four square compartments by lines, surface of compartments is roughened by design of the die (not wear); $400.00 (€348.00)
Mylasa(?), , c. 560 - 545 B.C.
Under Persian rule, Mylasa was the chief city of . The Persian (governor) ruled the city in varying degrees of allegiance to the emperor. Mylasa was a regionally prominent member of the Delian League, 460 - 450 B.C., but Persian rule was towards the end of the century.
SH73588. 1/48 , 168, 302, 215 ( , 560 - 545 B.C.), -, VF, 0.292 g, maximum 4.9 mm, Mylasa(?) mint, c. 560 - 545 B.C.; paw; scorpion within square; very ; $390.00 (€339.30)
Mylasa, , c. 560 - 545 B.C.
Under Persian rule, Mylasa was the chief city of . The Persian (governor) ruled the city in varying degrees of allegiance to the emperor. Mylasa was a regionally prominent member of the Delian League, 460 - 450 B.C., but Persian rule was towards the end of the century.SH74014. 1/48 , 166 - 167, 925 - 927, 1804, 918, I 94, VF, 0.212 g, maximum 4.9 mm, 180o, Mylasa mint, c. 560 - 545 B.C.; head facing, seen from above; scorpion within square; $350.00 (€304.50)
Mylasa, , c. 560 - 545 B.C.
Under Persian rule, Mylasa was the chief city of . The Persian (governor) ruled the city in varying degrees of allegiance to the emperor. Mylasa was a regionally prominent member of the Delian League, 460 - 450 B.C., but Persian rule was towards the end of the century.SH74016. 1/48 , 166 - 167, 925 - 927, 1804, 918, I 94, VF, 0.290 g, maximum 5.2 mm, 180o, Mylasa mint, c. 560 - 545 B.C.; head facing, seen from above; scorpion within square; $350.00 (€304.50)
, c. 600 - 550 B.C.
SH74027. 1/24 , cf. 328 (mill-sail ), ATEC 178 (1/24 , Teos), 708 (1/24 ), VF, nose off , 0.596 g, maximum 5.3 mm, uncertain mint, c. 600 - 550 B.C.; lioness(?) head right; rough irregular punch; $300.00 (€261.00)
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