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Goats on Ancient Coins

Julia Domna, Augusta 194 - 8 April 217 A.D., Cyzicus, Mysia

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This is the finest of only two specimens of this type known to Forum, the other example in SNG Von Aulock. Although we can't quite agree, NAC graded it extremely fine.
RP86162. Bronze AE 26, SNGvA suppl. 7377, SNG BnF -, SNG Cop -, SNG Tbingen -, SNG Hunterian -, SNG Righetti -, SNG Leypold -, BMC Mysia -, McClean -, Mionnet -, gVF, nice dark green patina, marks, small patina chips, reverse slightly off center, weight 10.976 g, maximum diameter 26.1 mm, die axis 180o, Cyzicus (Kapu Dagh, Turkey) mint, 194 - 217 A.D.; obverse IOYΛIA CEBACTH, draped bust right; reverse KYZIKHNΩN NEOKOPΩN, man sitting right on rocks under a tree, milking goat standing right, goat's head turned back looking left; ex Numismatica Ars Classica auction 100 (29 May 2017), lot 1212; ex Gorny & Mosch sale 237 (7 Mar 2016), 1656; ex Gitbud & Naumann auction 34 (2 Aug 2015), lot 581; extremely rare; SOLD


Galepsos, Macedonia, c. 400 - 348 B.C.

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Galepsos was on the Strymon Gulf, about 20 kilometers east of Amphipolis, not far from the island of Thasos. No example of its coinage appears in any of the major collections and the town is not even mentioned in most publications on Greek coins. There may still be less than a dozen coins known for this city.
SH56551. Bronze chalkous, V. Demetriadi, Galepsus in Chalcidice: A Newly Discovered Mint, NomKhron 3 (Athens, 1974), pp. 32-33, b, SNG ANS -; SNG Cop -; AMNG -; BMC Macedon -, aVF, weight 1.958 g, maximum diameter 12.7 mm, die axis 180o, Galepsos mint, c. 400 - 348 B.C.; obverse wreathed head of young Dionysos left; reverse ΓAΛHΨIΩN, forepart of goat left, head turned back right; extremely rare; SOLD


Kelenderis, Cilicia, c. 425 - 350 B.C.

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Kelenderis was a port town, one of the oldest in Cilicia, described in Hellenistic and Roman sources as a small, but strong castle. The rider on the obverse may be Castor, who was not only a horse trainer but also the protector of sailors, an appropriate type for a port town.
SH70330. Silver stater, SNG Levante 23 (same dies); SNG Cop 83 (same dies); SNGvA 5631 (same dies); BMC Lycaonia p. 54, 20 ff. var. (no dolphin); SNG BnF 66 var. (same), VF, superb style, well centered, light toning, weight 10.685 g, maximum diameter 20.9 mm, die axis 270o, Kelenderis mint, c. 425 - 350 B.C.; obverse nude horseman facing sidesaddle on horse rearing right, whip in right; reverse KEΛEN, goat kneeling right, looking back, dolphin right in exergue; SOLD


Kelenderis, Cilicia, c. 440 - 400 B.C.

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Kelenderis was a port town, one of the oldest in Cilicia, described in Hellenistic and Roman sources as a small, but strong castle. The land around Kelenderis was inadequate for farming but, apparently from the coins, suitable for raising goats. On the plateau behind the hills, there were vineyards and olive trees, rich sources of minerals, especially iron and woods, mainly pine and cedar, which were essential for ship building. The town was connected to the Central Anatolian Plateau with suitable passages in the valleys, but it was mainly a port, connected with Cyprus and other countries lying on the Mediterranean coasts. The rider on the obverse may be Castor, who was not only a horse trainer but also the protector of sailors, an appropriate type for a port town.
GS87203. Silver stater, Celenderis Hoard 3 (O15/R15); SNG BnF 46 (same dies); cf. BMC Cilicia p. 55, 27 (KEΛE); SNGvA 5617 (KEΛEN); SNG Cop -; SNG Levante -, EF, attractive style, well centered and struckradiating flow lines, irregularly shaped flan, some obverse die wear, weight 10.802 g, maximum diameter 24.68 mm, Celenderis mint, c. 440 - 400 B.C.; obverse young man riding sideways on horse galloping left, nude, preparing to dismount, bridle in left hand on near side of horse, whip in left hand, A below before hind legs; reverse goat crouching left on solid exergue line, head turned looking back right, KEΛ over ivy spray with leaf and berries, all in a shallow round incuse; SOLD


Hadrian, 11 August 117 - 10 July 138 A.D., Aegeae, Cilicia

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The recumbent goat was the symbol for the city of Aegeae. It was a pun on AIΓEAIΩN (of the city of Aegeae) and AIΓEIΩN (of the goats). -- The Syro-Phoenician Tetradrachms and Their Fractions from 57 BC to AD 253 by Michel and Karin Prieur
SH26528. Silver tetradrachm, Prieur 719 (1 example), Weber -, nice VF, weight 13.316 g, maximum diameter 28.1 mm, die axis 180o, Aegeae mint, 130 - 131 A.D.; obverse AYTOKP KAIΣ TPAIA A∆PIANO ΣEB Π Π, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse ETOYΣ ZOP AIΓEAIΩN, eagle standing facing on harpe, wings spread, head turned right, goat in exergue; rare; SOLD


Hadrian, 11 August 117 - 10 July 138 A.D., Aegeae, Cilicia

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Not listed in Prieur!
SH27117. Silver tetradrachm, SNG BnF 2330, Prieur -, Weber -, VF, weight 13.261 g, maximum diameter 26.0 mm, die axis 180o, Aegeae mint, year 178 of the Caesarean Era, 131 - 132 A.D.; obverse AYTOKP KAIΣ TPAIA A∆PIANO ΣEB Π Π, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse ETOYΣ HOP AIΓEAIΩN, eagle standing facing on harpe, wings spread, head turned right, goat in exergue; very rare; SOLD


Hadrian, 11 August 117 - 10 July 138 A.D., Aegeae, Cilicia

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Not listed in Prieur!
SH26517. Silver tetradrachm, Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 13, lot 298; otherwise unpublished cf. Prieur 719 (eagle's head right), gVF, weight 12.877 g, maximum diameter 26.4 mm, die axis 180o, Aegeae mint, 130 - 131 A.D.; obverse AYTOKP KAIΣ TPAIA A∆PIANO ΣEB Π Π, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse ETOYΣ ZOP AIΓEAIΩN, eagle standing facing on harpe, wings spread, head turned left, goat in exergue; very rare; SOLD


Hadrian, 11 August 117 - 10 July 138 A.D., Aegeae, Cilicia

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Aegeae issued tetradrachms only during the reigns of Hadrian and Caracalla. The issues were probably related to visits of these emperors to the town or to its famous sanctuary of Asclepius. -- The Syro-Phoenician Tetradrachms and Their Fractions from 57 BC to AD 253 by Michel and Karin Prieur
SH27118. Silver tetradrachm, Prieur 720 (1 example), SNG BnF 2331, Weber -, VF, weight 12.430 g, maximum diameter 24.8 mm, die axis 0o, Aegeae mint, year 164 of the Caesarian Era, 117 - 118 A.D.; obverse AYTOKP KAIC TPAIANOC A∆PIANOC CEB, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse ETOYC ∆ΞP AIΓEAIΩN, eagle standing facing on harpe, wings spread, head right, goat in exergue; rare; SOLD


Salamis, Cyprus, Evagoras I, 411 - 374 B.C.

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GA30396. Silver tetrobol, BMC Cyprus p. 57, 57, VF, iridescent toning, weight 2.032 g, maximum diameter 16.5 mm, die axis 270o, Salamis mint, obverse Cypriote inscription E-u-wa-go-ro, (Evagoras as?) Herakles seated right holding club and cornucopia; reverse Cypriote inscription Ba-si-le-wo-se, goat seated right, Cypriote/Greek EV in exergue; high relief; rare; SOLD


Hadrian, 11 August 117 - 10 July 138 A.D., Aegeae, Cilicia

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The recumbent goat was the symbol for the city of Aegeae. It was a pun on AIΓEAIΩN (of the city of Aegeae) and AIΓEIΩN (of the goats). -- The Syro-Phoenician Tetradrachms and Their Fractions from 57 BC to AD 253 by Michel and Karin Prieur.
SH68900. Silver tetradrachm, Prieur 719 (1 example); SNG Levante 1718 f. var. (date); SNG BnF 2329 ff. var. (same); BMC Lycaonia p. 23, 22 var. (same); SNG Cop -, VF, weight 14.935 g, maximum diameter 27.0 mm, die axis 180o, Aegeae mint, year 177 of the Caesarian Era, 130 - 131 A.D.; obverse AYTOKP KAIΣ TPAIA A∆PIANO ΣEB Π Π, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse ETOYΣ ZOP AIΓEAIΩN, eagle standing facing on harpe, wings spread, head turned right, recumbent goat right in exergue; ex Numismatik Lanz Munchen, auction 151, lot 743 (unsold with an estimate of 500.00); very rare date; SOLD




  




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