Judean Kingdom, Alexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103 - 76 B.C.
Jannaeus' coins were probably struck after the conquest of the coastal cities (with the exception of Ashkelon) in 95 B.C. The probably publicized the annexation of these areas. -- Ancient Jewish Coinage by Yaakov JD76651. Bronze , 1150, K, VF, earthen deposits, 1/5 off center, 2.685 g, maximum 16.3 mm, Jerusalem mint, 95 - 76 B.C.; of eight rays and central pellet surrounded by diadem, "Yehonatan the king" between rays; BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞAN∆POY (of Alexander), upside-down ; $45.00 (€39.60)
Amphipolis, , c. 187 - 31 B.C.
After Rome defeated Perseus of in 168 B.C., Amphipolis became the capital one of the four merides (mini-republics) created by the Romans out of the kingdom of the Antigonids. In 149 B.C. Andriskos, claiming to be Perseus' son, declared himself Philip VI of , conquered , and allied with . After Andriskos was defeated in 148 B.C., in what the Romans called the Fourth Macedonian War, the merides were dissolved and was formally reduced to a Roman province.GB75341. Bronze , cf. 1145, 135 - 136 ( ), 69 - 71 (same), 217 (same), -, aF, crack, 4.895 g, maximum 22.0 mm, 0o, Amphipolis mint, Roman rule, c. 187 - 31 B.C.; laureate of Zeus right, S behind; AMΦIΠO/ΛITΩN, prow right, ME over S left, ∆Y right, AMΦIΠO/ΛITΩN in two lines divided above and below; ; $40.00 (€35.20)
, Augusta 254 - c. September 268 A.D., Kyzikos,
In 74 B.C. Cyzicus, allied with Rome, withstood a siege by of . Rome rewarded this loyalty with territory and with municipal independence which lasted until the reign of . When it was incorporated into the Empire, it was made the capital of , afterward of Hellespontus. Cyzicus was one of the great cities of the ancient world.RP53294. Bronze AE 23, 143, 287, F, 5.654 g, maximum 24.1 mm, 45o, Cyzicus (Kapu Dagh, Turkey) mint, CAΛΩNEINA CE, draped right, wearing , set on crescent; KYZIKHN KEOKOPΩ, quinquereme with four oarsmen right, blowing horn right; $22.00 (€19.36)
, 9 September 337 - 19 January 350 A.D.
The translates, "Happy Times ." Happy times would not last for . This coinage was among his last issues before his general rebelled and had him killed.
BB75610. quarter maiorina, 244, II 1136, 31, 18730, 10, F, , 2.369 g, maximum 17.8 mm, 0o, 1st , (Sisak, Croatia) mint, 348 - 350 A.D.; D N , pearl-diademed, draped and right; FEL TEMP REPARATIO (happy times ), standing left in galley left, on globe in right hand, in left hand, seated in stern steering, ASIS followed by control-mark in ; $21.00 (€18.48)
Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrius II Nikator, 146 - 136 and 129 - 125 B.C.
As required by the Treaty of , Demetrius, the son of Seleucus IV, was held in Rome as a hostage. After Antiochus IV (his uncle) died, he claimed the right to rule but Rome preferred Antiochus V, a weak child. Demetrius escaped, was aided by , welcomed in , and took his throne. Antiochus V and his regent were executed. Demetrius defeated Judas Maccabeus and Seleukid control over .GB69538. Bronze AE 18, II 1968(3), 103, 1706, 1000, 171 (S), aF, 6.074 g, maximum 18.2 mm, 45o, Tyre mint, 1st reign, 144 - 143 B.C.; diademed of Demetrios II right; stern of galley left, BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ∆HMHTPIOY in two lines over LΘΞP ( year 169) above, TYPIΩN and Phoenician script "of Tyre" below; from the Butte College Foundation, ex ; ; $13.00 (€11.44)
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