Plarasa and Aphrodisias, , 1st Century B.C.
During the middle of the second century B.C., the neighboring towns of Plarasa and Aphrodisias united, forming a single community. The union was undoubtedly approved and probably encouraged by to improve their security. The order of the names indicates Plarasa was the dominant community when the agreement was made. At that time Aphrodisias may have been little more than a small village with a sanctuary to Aphrodite. By the middle of the first century B.C., however, Aphrodisias was the prominent partner. Sometime during the reign of , the name Plarasa was dropped. The is apparently that of a late Roman Republican .GS84797. Silver , 2 (O2/R3), I 13 (same dies), 2434 (different dies), cf. p. 27 (illegible), -, aVF, die break behind on , scratches, polished, almost all of is off or unstruck, 3.478 g, maximum 17.1 mm, 0o, Aphrodisias-Plarasa mint, pseudo-automomous, 1st century B.C.; of Aphrodite right, veiled and draped, wearing , earring and necklace; ΠΛAPAΣEΩN KAI AΦPO∆EIΣEIΩN (or similar, none known with end of legible), standing right on thunderbolt, right, wings open, MY/ΩN in two lines in left , ΞE/NO/KPA/THΣ / ME/NAN/∆PO/Y (magistrate Xenokrates ) in nine lines in right ; extremely ; $600.00 (€534.00)
, 16 January 27 B.C. - 19 August 14 A.D., Kos, Carian Islands
"In the suburb [of the town of Kos] is the Asklepieion (Temple of Asklepios), a temple exceedingly famous and full of numerous votive offerings." -- Strabo, 14. 2. 19
Herakles was traveling by sea when , who hated him, sent a storm, sinking his boats. and only a few friends survived, swimming to Kos. Once ashore they asked a shepherd for food and shelter. The shepherd refused and insulted and they fought. People from nearby Antimachia joined the fight against . and his friends slipped into a house, disguised as women, and escaped. Another town welcomed and declared war on Antimachia. killed the of Antimachia and married the newly elected king's sister, Halkiopi. Their son, Thessalos, would later be the of Kos and Nisyros.RP84595. Bronze AE 17, 2739 (27 spec.); p. 217, 226; 699; 548; 3539; 684; III 6670, aVF, brassy surfaces, , a little off center, some corrosion, 3.087 g, maximum 16.8 mm, 0o, Kos, Carian Islands mint, 16 Jan 27 B.C. - 19 Aug 14 A.D.; ΣEBAΣTOΣ, right; KΩIΩN downward between snake coiled staff of Asklepios on left and club of Herakles on right, ΣOΦOKΛHΣ (magistrate Sophokles) curving downward on right; very ; $150.00 (€133.50)
, The Erkki Collection in the Skopbank, Helsinki, I, Karia
The Erkki Collection in the Skopbank, Helsinki, I, Karia
RichardOften called , editor. or SNG Helsinki. This volume, one of two for the Collection, is a primary reference for the coins of Karia. It is difficult to obtain but essential for dealers and specialist collectors.BKBKARIA.
Mygissos, , c. 350 - 300 B.C.
Many Greek cities had names beginning MY, and this has been attributed to many of them. Most references attribute the to Myus. Mygissos is most likely correct because nearby Nisyros issued coins with a very similar with NI above the .GB69183. Bronze , 335 (MY...), 1022 (Myus), 2114 (Myus), 3115 (Myus), 235 ( ?), 847 ( ), VF, pitting, 1.910 g, maximum 11.0 mm, 270o, Mygissos mint, c. 350 - 300 B.C.; laureate of Poseidon right; right, MY above, trident right below; ; $110.00 (€97.90)
Mygissos, , c. 350 - 300 B.C.
Many Greek cities had names beginning MY, and this has been attributed to many of them. Mygissos is most likely correct because nearby Nisyros issued coins with a very similar with NI above the .GB67788. Bronze , 335 (MY...), 1022 (Myus), 2114 (Myus), 3115 (Myus), 235 ( ?), 847 ( ), F, 1.655 g, maximum 11.1 mm, 0o, Mygissos mint, c. 350 - 300 B.C.; laureate of Poseidon right; right, MY above, trident right below; very ; $90.00 (€80.10)
Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Turkey 8: Mugla Museum, Volume 1,
BK65556. Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Turkey 8: Mugla Museum, Volume 1,
Bargylia, , 2nd - 1st Century B.C.
According to myth, Bargylia, on the coast of between Iasos and Myndus, was founded by in of his companion Bargylos, who had been killed by a kick from . Near Bargylia was the Temple of Kindyas. Strabo reports the local belief that rain would fall around the temple but never touch it.
GB90110. Bronze AE 20, p. 72, 11; -; -; -, F, green , 4.614 g, maximum 20.5 mm, 315o, Bargylia (Bogazici, Turkey) mint, 2nd - 1st century B.C.; Pegasos flying right; BAPΓYΛ/HTΩN (in two lines, starting downward on right, ending downward on left), stag standing right; ex Ancient Imports; very ; $45.00 (€40.05)
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