, , 88 - 31 B.C.
Cassander of founded in 315 B.C. He named it after his wife Thessalonike, a half-sister of Alexander the Great. The Romans made the capital of the Roman province of 168 B.C.GB79940. Bronze AE 26, 19, pl. 23, 9; 804; 369; p. 112, 35, F, green , 11.809 g, maximum 25.9 mm, 0o, Thessalonika (Salonika, ) mint, 88 - 31 B.C.; laureate of , I above; two Centaurs prancing, back to back, each with cloak flying behind and holding a branch, ΘEΣΣAΛO/NIKHΣ in two lines in ; $150.00 (€133.50)
Tripolis, , 3rd Century A.D.
Tripolis on the Meander (called at other times , Apollonia, and Antoninopolis) was an ancient city on the borders of , and , on the northern bank of the upper course of the Maeander, and on the road leading from Sardes by to ad Lycum. It was 20 km to the northwest of . Ruins are near Yenicekent, Denizli Province, Turkey. The ruins, mostly from the Roman and periods, include a theater, , city walls, and a necropolis. An ancient , dating back 1,500 years, was unearthed in 2013.RP79979. Bronze AE 19, 724; 3314; 19; pseudo-autonomous issue, VF, excellent centering, nice green , 4.170 g, maximum 19.1 mm, 180o, Tripolis mint, 3rd Century A.D.; of right, wearing a crested Corinthian helmet and ; TPIPOLEITWN, standing slightly left, on left, rudder held by tiller in right hand, in left hand; $145.00 (€129.05)
Anazarbus, , Dynast Tarkondimotos, c. 69 - 39 B.C.
References loosely date this from the 2nd Century B.C. until Anazarbus was renamed Kaesarea in 19 B.C. Tarkondimotos, a pirate, was made dynast by Pompey in 69 B.C. and crowned by Marc Antony in 39 B.C. He died at in 31 B.C. After he was made , he issued a similar with his portrait on the and his name and title on the . This was likely struck before he was made .GB90422. Bronze ON RESERVE
, 6, 1363, 202, 548 (all referenced are from the same dies), VF, flaw on right edge, , 7.068 g, maximum 21.8 mm, 0o, Anazarbus (Anavarza, Turkey) mint, c. 69 - 39 B.C.; laureate of Zeus right; Zeus enthroned seated left, nude to waist, around hips and legs, right leg drawn back, offering in his right hand, long lotus tipped vertical behind in left hand, TAYK (Tarkondimotos) lower left, ANAZAPBEΩN (downward behind); ; $144.00 (€128.16)
, , Roman Rule, 212 - c. 189 B.C.
Overcoming formidable resistance and the ingenious devices of Archimedes, the Roman General Marcellus took in the summer of 212 B.C. Archimedes was killed during the attack. The plundered artworks taken back to Rome from lit the initial spark of Greek influence on Roman culture.GB69016. Bronze AE 22, II p. 424, 227; 1066 ff.; 900; 1472 ff.; 1474 (S), gVF, nice green , unusual , 7.757 g, maximum 21.8 mm, 45o, mint, 212 - c. 189 B.C.; laureate of Zeus left; in galloping in a right, whip(?) in right, reins in left, crescent above, ΣYPAKOΣIΩN in ; ; $130.00 (€115.70)
, , Late 1st Century B.C.
, , Roman Rule, 212 - c. 189 B.C.
Overcoming formidable resistance and the ingenious devices of Archimedes, the Roman General Marcellus took in the summer of 212 B.C. Archimedes was killed during the attack. The plundered artworks taken back to Rome from lit the initial spark of Greek influence on Roman culture.GB69015. Bronze AE 21, II p. 424, 227; 1066 ff.; 900; 1472 ff.; 1474 (S), VF, , green , light corrosion and marks, 9.230 g, maximum 22.1 mm, 0o, mint, 212 - c. 189 B.C.; laureate of Zeus left; in galloping in a right, whip(?) in right, reins in left, crescent above, ΣYPAKOΣIΩN in ; ; $110.00 (€97.90)
Sala, , c. 2nd Century A.D.
was the messenger of the gods and the god of commerce and thieves. He was the son of Zeus and the nymph Maia. His include the and winged sandals.RP77505. Bronze AE 17, 455; p. 229, 15; 416, VF, , nice green , areas of corrosion, earthen deposits, 2.643 g, maximum 16.9 mm, 0o, Sala mint, c. 2nd century A.D.; ∆HMOC CAΛHNΩN, laureate and draped bearded of Demos; EΠI AN∆PONEICOY, standing slightly left, nude, draped over left arm, purse in right hand, in left hand; ex Divus Numismatik; ; $105.00 (€93.45)
as Hispani, , c. 211 - 185 B.C.
In 214, during the Second Punic War, switched its allegiance from Rome to . remained autonomous until 211, when it became the last Sicilian town to be captured by the Romans. It was given as payment by Rome to a group of Spanish mercenaries, who issued coins with the HISPANORVM. See Kenan Erim, "Morgantina," AJA, vol. 62, no. 1 (Jan., 1958), pp. 79-90.GB65639. Bronze AE 22, , 253, pl. 7, 18 (same dies); III p. 341, 1; 1079; 4/II 484, aF, large , 8.400 g, maximum 21.7 mm, 45o, mint, c. 211 - 185 B.C.; C SIC-LIVN, male right; HISPANORVM, helmeted horseman cantering right, holding spear; ; $100.00 (€89.00)
Termessos Major, , c. 238 - 268 A.D.
Alexander the Great likened Termessos, high in the Mountains, to an eagle's nest after he surrounded it but failed to conquer it in 333 B.C. An ally of Rome, Termessos was granted independent status by the Roman Senate in 71 B.C. Independence was maintained continuously for a long time, the only exception being an with Amyntas of (reigned 36-25 BC). This independence is documented also by the coins of Termessos, which bear the title "Autonomous." Termessos was abandoned after its aqueduct was destroyed by an earthquake (date unknown).RP83560. Bronze AE 29, p. 275, 54; 2191 var. (no AVTONOMΩN); 5361 var. (same); 329 var. (same); -; -, gF, , green with earthen highlighting, minor pitting, 13.105 g, maximum 29.2 mm, 180o, Termessos Major mint, c. 238 - 268 A.D.; TEPMHCCEΩN AVTONOMΩN, laureate and bearded of Zeus right, Θ below; TΩN MEIZONΩN, standing slightly left, left, on , rudder in right hand, in left hand, Θ right; ; $100.00 (€89.00)
Thessalonika, , c. 187 - 31 B.C.
Cassander of founded in 315 B.C. He named it after his wife Thessalonike, a half-sister of Alexander the Great. The Romans made the capital of the Roman province of 168 B.C.GB67765. Bronze AE 19, 372, p. 111, 22; 798 var. (incorrectly identified as Zeus, E above trident on obv), VF, 6.077 g, maximum 18.9 mm, 315o, Thessalonika (Salonika, ) mint, c. 187 - 31 B.C.; laureate of Poseidon right, trident behind; prow right, ΘEΣΣA/ΛONI above and below; $85.00 (€75.65)
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