, Philip III Arrhidaeus and Alexander IV - Kassander, c. 323 - 310 B.C.
Struck after Alexander's death during or after the joint reign of Alexander's mentally disabled half-brother, Philip III, and Alexander's infant son with Roxana, Alexander IV. 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 . was Alexander the Great's mother and Alexander IV's grandmother, but not Philip III's mother. Alexander IV and his mother Roxana were executed by the boy's regent, Kassander, in 311 B.C.GB76283. Bronze AE 20,
Anatolia, Unknown , 2nd Century B.C. - 1st Century A.D.
, p. 536, notes that this crab , struck in three denominations is traditionally attributed to Amyntas, of , 39 - 25 B.C., but omits the coins from the catalog because, "It is hard to see that this is really a version of the king's name." RPC then discusses other possible attributions and dismisses them all. We agree Amyntas is surely wrong.SH65879. Bronze AE 16,
(?), 5th Century B.C.
Although unlisted in the major references, this was first published by 1890. Five examples are listed on Coin Archives, which were offered at auction in the last two decades.
The (also chimaera) was, according to Greek mythology, a monstrous fire-breathing creature of in Anatolia, composed of the parts of three - a , a snake, and a goat. Usually depicted as a , with the of a goat arising from its back, and a tail that ended in a snake's , the was one of the offspring of Typhon and Echidna and a sibling of such monsters as and the Lernaean . The term has come to describe any mythical or fictional animal with parts taken from various , or to describe anything perceived as wildly imaginative or implausible.GA84765. Silver
, 2325; , p. 281, 2; 1890, p. 235, 16bis; BMC -; -; -; -; -, VF, light marks, off center, struck with damaged die (left side of ), 1.946 g, maximum 11.6 mm, Anatolia, uncertain mint, 5th century B.C.; standing right, right foreleg raised, jaws open; (facing of ), snaky locks, tongue protruding, within square; extremely ; SOLD
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