Jerusalem, , X Fretensis Countermarks, c. 68 - 132 A.D.
CM84114. Bronze AE 25, 1609; III p. 54, 5; p. 284, 1; c/m: 291 ( on , 19 pcs.), 410 (galley, 15 pcs.), Coin , Countermarks , rough, corrosion, 10.962 g, maximum 25.1 mm, right; countermarks: (1) galley right in c. 8 mm x 4 mm rectangular punch, 410 (15 pcs); and (2) L•X•F (Legion X Fretensis) over right standing on a right in c. 12 mm x 9 mm rectangular punch, 291 (19 pcs); ; $400.00 (€356.00)
, 13 October 54 - 9 June 68 A.D.; Perinthus, ;
All the Latin coins of Perinthus are . BMC does not list Perinthus mint, but identifies this as "barbarous." RIC notes the existence of Balkan , , and but does not catalog them.
RPC attributes the to Nicaea, .RS77050. Bronze as, pl. VII, 1762, 391 var. (barbarous); c/m: 92, p. 345 (Nicaea, , Apr 68 - Jan 69), VF, c/m: VF, dark blue-green , 9.665 g, maximum 28.1 mm, 180o, Perinthos (Marmara Ereglisi, Turkey) mint, mid 66 - 9 Jun 68 A.D.; CLAVDIVS AVG IMP, laureate right, : ΓAΛBA in a rectangular punch; standing facing on ovoid globe, wings open, right, divided across above center; ; $300.00 (€267.00)
Persian Empire, , , Ba'Alshillem II, c. 401 - 366 B.C.
, named for the "first-born" of Canaan, the grandson of Noah (Genesis 10:15, 19), is frequently referred to by the prophets (Isaiah 23:2, 4, 12; Jeremiah 25:22; 27:3; 47:4; Ezekiel 27:8; 28:21, 22; 32:30; Joel 3:4). The Sidonians long oppressed Israel (Judges 10:12) but Solomon entered into a matrimonial with them, and thus their form of idolatrous worship found a place in the land of Israel (1 Kings 11:1, 33). Jesus visited the "coasts" of Tyre and (Matthew 15:21; Mark 7:24) where many came to hear him preach (Mark 3:8; Luke 6:17). After leaving , Paul's ship put in at , before finally sailing for Rome (Acts 27:3, 4).GS70326. Silver 1/16 , 851 ff.; Hoover 10 240; 27 (Abd'astart, Straton I); p 146, 36 (same); 197 ff. (same), VF, , tiny edge cuts, banker's mark, , bumps and marks, 0.648 g, maximum 9.5 mm, 90o, (Saida, Lebanon) mint, c. 371 - 370 B.C.; war galley left, Phoenician letter beth above, banker's mark or above galley; of (to left) standing right, slaying erect to right, Phoenician letter ayin between them; $160.00 (€142.40)
, , 405 - 392 B.C.
This countermarked issue was struck in the troubled period that followed the city's destruction by .CM77135. Bronze hemilitron, I p. 197, 92; 88; 1065; 121; 1026; 529; -, ; : , 12.452 g, maximum 27.1 mm, (Agrigento, ) mint, 405 - 392 B.C.; with the of young Herakles right, wearing Nemean lion's skin headdress, worn crab ; worn with hare in talons ; $150.00 (€133.50)
Kyzikos, , c. 200 - 27 B.C.
Cyzicus was one of the great cities of the ancient world. During the Peloponnesian War (431-404 B.C.) Cyzicus was subject to the Athenians and Lacedaemonians alternately. In the naval Battle of Cyzicus in 410, an Athenian fleet completely destroyed a Spartan fleet. At the peace of Antalcidas in 387, like the other Greek cities in , it was made over to . Alexander the Great captured it from the Persians in 334 B.C.GB72168. Bronze AE 28, 7355 (with same ); 505 (also with same c/m); 84; p. 40, 167, VF, nice , , nice green , bevelled obv edge, 12.530 g, maximum 28.2 mm, 90o, Cyzicus (Kapu Dagh, Turkey) mint, c. 200 - 27 B.C.; of Kore Soteira right, wearing grain ; : standing right, wings open in a 7.5mm round punch; tripod with three loop handles, KYZI/KHNWN from upper right, in two flanking downward lines, branch right above, torch left below, outer right, outer left; $145.00 (€129.05)
Kings of , Tarkondimotos, c. 39 - 31 B.C.
Tarkondimotos was made dynast by Pompey and crowned by Marc Antony. He died at the Battle of . The , frequently used in an earlier era by Seleukid kings, is almost certainly post-Actium, perhaps from Antioch.GB75283. Bronze AE 22, 3871, 5682, p. 237, 1 ff., F/aF, green , 8.040 g, maximum 22.1 mm, 0o, Hieropolis mint, c. 39 - 31 B.C.; diademed right, : in oval punch; BAΣIΛEΩΣ / TAPKON∆IMO/TOY, Zeus enthroned half left, around hips and legs with end over shoulder, offering extended in right hand, long vertical behind in left hand, ΦIΛANT ; $110.00 (€97.90)
Side, , 2nd - 1st Century B.C.
Side was founded by Greeks from Cyme, , most likely in the 7th century B.C. The settlers started using the local language and over time forgot their native Greek. Excavations have revealed inscriptions written in this language, undeciphered, dating from as late as the 2nd century B.C. The name Side is from this indigenous Anatolian language and means pomegranate.GB90296. Bronze AE 18, p. 151, 70 (with same ); 411 (same); 750 ff.; 501; -, VF, unusually broad with full legends, nice green , flattened by countermarking, 2.667 g, maximum 17.9 mm, 0o, Side mint, 2nd - 1st century B.C.; of right, in crested Corinthian helmet; countermarks: facing of , helmeted of right, ΣI∆HTΩN horizontal above; advancing left, holding ; wearing long , around waist and left arm, pomegranate in left , ΣI∆H−TΩN horizontal above divided by Nike's ; ex Frascatius ; $95.00 (€84.55)
, 16 January 27 B.C. - 19 August 14 A.D.,
This coin was struck for at the Rome mint in 7 A.D under the supervision of the triumvir monetales P. Lurius . This is found on coin types struck beginning as late as 23 A.D. and one example is with a TIB IM ( ) . From these examples we can conclude the was applied during the reign of , between 23 A.D. and Mar 37 A.D. attributes this to Inferior. also lists an unofficial imitative of this .CM84115. Bronze as, 624 (same on ), 213 (c/m on ), 427, 90; : 43c (same coin , c/m on , coin , VF, 10.061 g, maximum 28.1 mm, 180o, Rome mint, 7 A.D.; TRIBVNIC POT, right, : in a c. 12 mm x 9 mm rectangular punch ( 43c); P LVRIVS , around large S C; $90.00 (€80.10)
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