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Geese on Ancient Coins
Eion, Macedonia, c. 500 - 480 B.C.

|Other| |Macedonia|, |Eion,| |Macedonia,| |c.| |500| |-| |480| |B.C.||diobol|
Eion was only about three miles from Amphipolis and from the late 5th century onwards served merely as a seaport of its much larger neighbor. The denomination is variously described as a diobol or trihemiobol. The significance of the obverse type is not clear, but presumably makes reference to the characteristic fauna of the region at that time.
SH92982. Silver diobol, BMC Macedonia p 74, 14; SNG ANS 288 var. (no H below); Babelon Traité 1732 and pl. LV, 10 var., VF, toned, well centered, light marks, slightest porosity, edge cracks, weight 0.826 g, maximum diameter 11.93 mm, Eion mint, c. 500 - 480 B.C.; obverse goose standing right, looking back, lizard above, H below bird's breast; reverse incuse square; ex Pegasi Coins; SOLD


Eion, Macedonia, c. 500 - 437 B.C.

|Other| |Macedonia|, |Eion,| |Macedonia,| |c.| |500| |-| |437| |B.C.||trihemiobol|
Eion was only about three miles from Amphipolis and from the late 5th century onwards served merely as a seaport of its much larger neighbor. The denomination is variously described as a diobol or trihemiobol. The significance of the obverse type is not clear, but presumably makes reference to the characteristic fauna of the region at that time.
SH68553. Silver trihemiobol, SNG ANS 280 - 283, SNG Cop 180 corr., SNG Berry 29, Klein 151, BMC Macedonia p. 75, 21, EF, frosty surfaces, toned, weight 0.713 g, maximum diameter 10.9 mm, die axis 270o, Eion mint, c. 500 - 437 B.C.; obverse goose standing right, looking back, lizard above; reverse quadripartite incuse square; SOLD


Eion, Macedonia, c. 500 - 437 B.C.

|Other| |Macedonia|, |Eion,| |Macedonia,| |c.| |500| |-| |437| |B.C.||trihemiobol|
Eion was only about three miles from Amphipolis and from the late 5th century onwards served merely as a seaport of its much larger neighbor. The denomination is variously described as a diobol or trihemiobol. The significance of the obverse type is not clear, but presumably makes reference to the characteristic fauna of the region at that time.
GS68551. Silver trihemiobol, SNG ANS 280 - 283, SNG Cop 180 corr., SNG Berry 29, Klein 151, BMC Macedonia p. 75, 21, VF, grainy, toned, high relief, weight 0.811 g, maximum diameter 13.1 mm, die axis 180o, Eion mint, c. 500 - 437 B.C.; obverse goose standing right, looking back, lizard above; reverse quadripartite incuse square; SOLD







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