, 29 July 238 - 25 February 244 A.D., Odessos, Inferior
As first noticed by in the Catalogue, the die of this coin was also used to strike medallions for Marcianopolis and Tomis (see Marcianopolis 1098 note).
SH85459. Bronze , hexassarion; 4434 (R8, same dies), I/II 2315 (4 specimens), EF, nice dark green , on a broad , marks and scratches, 25.655 g, maximum 36.8 mm, 180o, Odessos (Varna, Bulgaria) mint, 29 Jul 238 - 25 Feb 244 A.D.; AVT K M ANT ΓOP∆-IANOC AVΓ, , draped, left, almost half-length, seen from front, raising right hand in greeting, globe in left hand; O∆HC-C-EITON, On the left, Hygeia standing right, holding in her left hand from which she feeds snake held in her right; to right, Asklepios standing left, holding serpent-entwined staff in his right hand; ex Stack's NYINC auction (9 Jan 2015), lot 261; ex Heritage Long Beach Signature Sale (25 Sep 2013), lot 23297; ex Heritage-Gemini (14 Apr 2011), lot 406; $1000.00 (€890.00)
and , May 241 - 25 February 244 A.D., Odessos, Inferior
Major athletic games were held at Odessa every five years. may have attended them in 238 A.D.RP77986. Bronze pentassarion, I/II 2386, 4559 (R3), 1683, -, -, -, aVF, , some corrosion, edge crack, , 11.438 g, maximum 26.3 mm, 180o, Odessos (Varna, Bulgaria) mint, May 241 - 25 Feb 244 A.D.; AVT K M ANT ΓOP∆IANOC AVΓ CE, TPANKVΛ/ΛEIN (ending in two lines below), busts of Gordian on left, laureate, draped, and , and on right, draped and wearing ; O∆HCCEITΩN (ΩN ), standing slightly left, helmeted left, owl in raised right hand, inverted spear vertical in left hand, grounded at her right side, E (mark of value) in left ; from the Butte College Foundation, ex ; $80.00 (€71.20)
Odessos, , c. 240 - 180 B.C., Civic Issue in the Types and Name of Alexander the Great
Herakles is most often depicted on coinage wearing the scalp of the over his . The first of Herakles' twelve labors, set by his cousin Eurystheus, was to slay the and bring back its skin. Herakles discovered arrows and his club were useless against it because its golden fur was impervious to mortal weapons. Its claws were sharper than swords and could cut through any armor. Herakles stunned the beast with his club and, using his immense strength, strangled it to death. During the fight, the bit off one of his fingers. After slaying the , he tried to skin it with a knife from his belt but failed. , noticing the hero's plight, told him to use one of the lion's own claws to skin the pelt.SH71037. Silver
, 1174, 59, (1) 266, 2140, -, gVF, , , double struck, 16.650 g, maximum 31.7 mm, 0o, Odessos (Varna, Bulgaria) mint, magistrate Eupro.., c. 240 - 180 B.C.; of Herakles right, clad in scalp headdress tied at neck; BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞAN∆POY, Zeus enthroned left, in extended right hand, long vertical behind in left hand, right leg drawn back, under throne, EYΠPO in ; SOLD
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