Leukai, , c. 350 - 300 B.C.
Leukai (also Leucae or Leuce) was a small town of ancient , close to Phocaea. Leukai was, according to Pliny, on an island promontory. From Scylax we learn that it had harbors. According to Diodorus, the Persian admiral Tachos founded the town on an eminence on the sea coast in 352 B.C. Shortly after Tachos died, and the Clazomenians and Cymaeans quarreled over the town until the former took control. Leukai was near the site of the battle between the consul Publius Licinius Crassus Mucianius and the Pergamene rebel Aristonicus in 131 B.C.GB71755. Bronze AE 10, cf. 584 (ΛEO in ); 5 - 6; 4472 (AE 17, etc.); -, VF, nice green , 1.130 g, maximum 10.4 mm, 0o, Leukai mint, c. 350 - 300 B.C.; laureate of left; swan standing left, wings open, down, ΛEO(?) upward behind; $65.00 (Ä57.85)
, , Agathocles, 317 - 289 B.C.
Sear's and Their Values listed this at £1,500 in 1978!SH10964. Gold 80 litrae, BMC 416v,
970v, 778v ( blunder is variety for all refs), VF, ex damage, 4.27 g, maximum 15.00 mm, 45o, mint, 306 - 289 B.C.; helmeted of right; AΓAΘOKAEOE / BAΣIΛEΩΣ, winged thunderbolt, TP below, no ; the tyrant's name AΓAΘOKΛEOΣ is blundered, reading A instead of Λ and ending in "E" vice the normal"Σ", apparently clipped, holed and filled; SOLD
Klazomenai, , 387 - 300 B.C.
Klazomenai was home to large numbers of swans. The principal god of Klazomenai was , who flew south each year from his winter home in a chariot drawn by swans. The swan was also a pun on the name Klazomenai - the verb klazo was used to describe the call of the wild birds.GB60406. Bronze AE 10,
52, , 0.741 g, maximum 9.9 mm, Klazomenai (Urla, Turkey) mint, 387 - 300 B.C.; laureate of left; ∆IONYΣIOΣ EO, swan left, wings open, neck curled; SOLD
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