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Miletos, Ionia

Miletos was an ancient Greek city on the western coast of Anatolia, near the mouth of the Maeander River in ancient Caria. By the 6th century B.C., Miletus had earned a maritime empire with many colonies, but brushed up against powerful Lydia at home, and the tyrant Polycrates of its neighbor to the west, Samos. When Cyrus of Persia defeated Croesus of Lydia in the middle of the 6th century B.C., Miletus fell under Persian rule. Miletos, along with most of Anatolia, was taken from Persia by Alexander the Great in 334 B.C. Miletos' greatest wealth and splendor was reached during the Hellenistic era and Roman times. Its ruins are located near the modern town of Balat in Aydin Province, Turkey. The symbols found on coins of Miletos include the lion, a star, and Apollo.Miletus Bay


Miletos, Ionia, c. 225 - 195 B.C.

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We were unable to find another example with this monogram or magistrate's name.
GB71996. Bronze AE 13, apparently unpublished; cf. Deppert-Lippitz 715 ff. (different monogram, etc.); SNG Cop 985 (obscure monogram, etc.); BMC Ionia -, F, green patina, encrustations, a few tiny patina chips, weight 1.590 g, maximum diameter 12.7 mm, die axis 45o, Miletos mint, c. 225 - 195 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Apollo right; reverse lion standing right, looking back at star of eight rays, MI (Miletos) monogram over second monogram on right, magistrate's name (KAΨNIOΣ?) in exergue; unique(?); $100.00 SALE PRICE $90.00
 


Miletos, Ionia, c. 225 - 195 B.C.

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The ME monogram is listed in Deppert-Lippitz on drachms issued by the magistrates EYKΛEI∆HΣ (Eukleides) and TYXΩN (Tychon), but the bronze is apparently unpublished. The magistrate's name on our coin is obscure.
GB90766. Bronze AE 14, apparently unpublished; cf. Deppert-Lippitz 715 ff. (different monogram, etc.); SNG Cop 985 (obscure monogram, etc.); BMC Ionia -, F, weight 2.157 g, maximum diameter 14.2 mm, die axis 0o, Miletos mint, c. 225 - 195 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Apollo right; reverse lion standing right, looking back at star of eight rays, no exergue line, MI (Miletos) monogram over ME monogram right, magistrate's name below; ex Forum (2010); very rare; $50.00 SALE PRICE $45.00
 


Miletos, Ionia, c. 600 - 550 B.C.

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Before the Persian invasion in the middle of the 6th century B.C., Miletus was the greatest and wealthiest of Greek cities and had a maritime empire with many colonies. After Cyrus of Persia defeated Croesus of Lydia in the middle of the 6th century B.C., Miletus fell under Persian rule.
SH56865. Electrum 1/12th stater, Linzalone LN1120, SNG Kayhan 444 - 448, Klein 415, SNG Cop -, Rosen -, Weidauer -, aVF, weight 1.129 g, maximum diameter 7.1 mm, Miletos mint, 600 - 550 B.C.; obverse lion's forepart right, right paw outstretched; reverse cross of four pellets connected to a central pellet within a quadralobe incuse; SOLD







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