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Roman Provincial Coins of Greece

Dyrrhachion, Illyria, Greece, Roman Protectorate, 229 - 30 B.C.

|Illyria|, |Dyrrhachion,| |Illyria,| |Greece,| |Roman| |Protectorate,| |229| |-| |30| |B.C.|, |drachm|NEW
Apparently unpublished. While the combination of these two magistrates is published, we did not find another example of this variety with a veiled Hera and owl on the obverse. Most similar specimens are described as depicting Isis above and grapes in the exergue, though some are so poorly struck that that they could be this variety. The veiled goddess on this coin is certainly not Isis. From Coin Archives, we know of one other likely specimen of this variety but the owl is entirely off flan.
GS95930. Silver drachm, Maier 130 var. (grapes below), SNG Leipzig 708 var. (same), SNG Mun 411 var. (same), Ceka 422 var. (no symbols), BMC -, SNG Cop -, SNG Tub -, Choice gVF, broad flan, attractive old collection toning, tiny edge cracks, weight 3.407 g, maximum diameter 18.8 mm, die axis 270o, Dyrrhachium (Durrs, Albania) mint, magistrates Filemon and Aristenos, 229 - 100 B.C.; obverse cow standing right, looking back at her suckling calf, above: veiled bust of Hera wearing stephane and with scepter behind her shoulders, over ΦIΛHMΩN; owl standing right with head turned facing in exergue; reverse ∆YP - API-ΣTH-NOΣ, double linear bordered square divided into two compartments with a stellate pattern in each; from the Errett Bishop Collection; extremely rare; $400.00 SALE |PRICE| $360.00


Septimius Severus, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D., Pellene, Peloponnesos, Greece

|Peloponnesos|, |Septimius| |Severus,| |9| |April| |193| |-| |4| |February| |211| |A.D.,| |Pellene,| |Peloponnesos,| |Greece|, |diassarion|
Pellene sided with Sparta in the Peloponnesian War, then joined the Achaean League until that League was dissolved by Alexander the Great. In the fourth century it was ruled for some time by a tyrant. In the third century, Pellene was garrisoned by the Aetolian League until the garrison was expelled by Aratus of Sicyon and the Achaeans in the 240s B.C. Pellene then joined the revived Achaean League until the League was incorporated into the Roman Empire in 146 B.C.
SH95334. Bronze diassarion, BCD Peloponnesos 607; BMC Peloponnesus p. 32, 15; Imhoof-Blumer NCP p. 92 (pl. S, XI); SNG Cop -, Dura -, aF, brown patina, legends obscure, weight 3.930 g, maximum diameter 22.6 mm, die axis 180o, Pellene mint, c. 198 - 205 A.D.; obverse L CEΠ CEV EPROC ΠE, laureate head right; reverse ΠEΛΛHNEΩN, Dionysus Lampter standing left, nude, pouring from kantharos in right hand, filleted thyrsus in left hand; ex J. S. Wagner Collection; very rare; $200.00 SALE |PRICE| $180.00


Kierion, Thessaly, Greece, c. 400 - 344 B.C.

|Thessaly|, |Kierion,| |Thessaly,| |Greece,| |c.| |400| |-| |344| |B.C.|, |chalkous|
Kierion was originally named Arne for the Nymph on the reverse of this coin. Most references, including BCD, identify the male god on the obverse as Zeus. SNG Cop says Poseidon. Since, according to one myth, Arne became pregnant by Poseidon and bore the twins Aiolos and Boiotos, we think Poseidon is more likely.

This coin has potentially active corrosion. We have had the coin for over a year and it has remained stable and unchanged. It must, however, be stored in a humidity controlled environment.
GB79733. Bronze chalkous, cf. BCD Thessaly II 107.4; Rogers 173a; SNG Cop 35; BMC Thessaly p. 15, 1; SNG Evelpidis 1516; HGC 4 679 (S), VF, well centered, dark patina, corrosion, weight 2.494 g, maximum diameter 15.2 mm, die axis 315o, Kierion mint, c. 400 - 344 B.C.; obverse bearded head of Zeus right, fillet binding his hair; reverse KIEPIEIΩN, the nymph Arne kneeling right on right knee, looking left, her torso bare, leaning on right hand on the ground, tossing astragaloi with left; scarce; $90.00 SALE |PRICE| $81.00







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