Struck during the lifetime of Alexander the Great.
SH77066. Gold , 172, 105, aEF, mint luster, , high relief, strike, 8.580 g, maximum 18.4 mm, 270o, Amphipolis mint, c. 327 - 325 B.C.; of right wearing earring, necklace, and crested Corinthian helmet decorated with a coiled snake; AΛEΞAN∆POY, standing left, wreath in right hand, stylus in left hand, trident-head downward (control symbol) in left ; $5500.00 (€4840.00)
Odessos, , c. 240 - 180 B.C., Civic Issue in the Types and Name of Alexander the Great
is most often depicted on coinage wearing the scalp of the over his . The first of Herakles' twelve labors, set by Eurystheus (his cousin), was to slay the and bring back its skin. discovered arrows and his club were useless against it because its golden fur was impervious to mortal weapons. Its claws were sharper than swords and could cut through any armor. stunned the beast with his club and, using his immense strength, strangled it to death. During the fight the bit off one of his fingers. After slaying the , he tried to skin it with a knife from his belt, but failed. Wise , noticing the hero's plight, told him to use one of the lion's own claws to skin the pelt.SH71037. Silver , 1174 , 59, (1) 266, 2140, -, gVF, , , double struck, 16.650 g, maximum 31.7 mm, 0o, Odessos (Varna, Bulgaria) mint, magistrate Eupro.., c. 240 - 180 B.C.; of right, clad in scalp headdress tied at neck; BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞAN∆POY, Zeus enthroned left, in extended right, long vertical behind in left, right leg drawn back, under throne, EYΠPO in ; $630.00 (€554.40)
Kingdom of , , 305 - 281 B.C.
GS74866. Silver , 178, 365, -, aVF, rough, bumps and scratches, some corrosion, defect on top near edge, 15.601 g, maximum 28.5 mm, 0o, Herakleia Pontika (Karadeniz Ereğli, Turkey) mint, c. 288 - 281 BC; diademed of the deified Alexander right, with horn of ; seated left, in her right hand crowning king's name with wreath, left arm resting on grounded round behind, transverse spear against far side, HP on throne, club left in ; $450.00 (€396.00)
Kabyle, , c. 219 - 215 B.C., Civic Issue in the Types and Name of Alexander the Great
The dies for this were also used with dies naming the Gaulish Kavaros. Die wear shows the Alexanderine types followed Kavaros' coinage, indicating this was likely struck during the revolt of the Thracians, which brought about the chieftain's death and the end of Gaulish rule. Kavaros ruled until at least 219 B.C., when he participated in a treaty between and . The compares closely with issues of Dionysopolis, Mesembria, and Odessus.SH69935. Silver , 882a, 845 ff., 399, VF, 16.205 g, maximum 26.9 mm, 0o, Cabyle mint, time of the Thracian Revolt, c. 219 - 215 B; of right, clad in scalp headdress tied at neck; BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞAN∆POY, Zeus enthroned left, in extended right, long vertical behind in left, right leg drawn back, Demeter standing facing torch in each hand; $370.00 (€325.60)
, Seleukos, in Babylon, 311 - 306 B.C., In the Name of Alexander the Great
Struck in the name of Alexander, this coin also bears the personal badge of Seleukos, an . Seleukos was first appointed in in 320 B.C. but was put to flight by in 315. He returned in 311 only to be forced to evacuate later that year by a counterattack by Antigonus' son, Demetrius. Not long after, however, Seleukos again recovered the city.SH60135. Silver , I 293, 3449 (Marthus), 1512, aVF/F, 16.601 g, maximum 27.0 mm, 225o, uncertain mint, c. 311 - 305 B.C.; of right, wearing scalp headdress; AΛEΞAN∆POY, Zeus seated left on throne, right leg drawn back, in extended right, long vertical behind in left, flukes up flanked by ∆ - I in left , under throne; $290.00 (€255.20)
, Ptolemy I, as in , 323 - 305 B.C.
Ptolemy Lagides was a Macedonian general who, after Alexander's death, became the of under the nominal kings Philip III Arrhidaeus and the infant Alexander IV. By custom, kings in asserted their right to the throne by burying their predecessor. Probably because he wanted to preempt Perdiccas, the imperial regent, from staking his claim in this way, Ptolemy took stole the body of Alexander. Ptolemy then openly joined the coalition against Perdiccas. Thus began the long series of wars between the , Alexander's successors. In 305, Ptolemy took the titles and pharaoh, founding the Ptolemaic Kingdom and Ptolemaic Dynasty.GP72061. Bronze , 172 (as ); p. 8, 62 (295 - 284, ); 36; 5; 21; -; -, VF, , red and brown , 4.503 g, maximum 18.5 mm, 315o, mint, 310 - 305 B.C.; diademed and horned of deified Alexander the Great right; ΠTOΛEMAIOY (no title, upward on left), standing left on thunderbolt, left, wings open, above helmet on left; ex ; ; $290.00 (€255.20)
Mesembria, , c. 125 - 65 B.C., Civic Issue in the Types and Name of Alexander the Great
Mesembria, Nesebar Bulgaria today, was a Doric settlement on a Black Sea island just off mainland . Today it is a seaside resort and a man-made isthmus connects it to the coast. The city struck Alexandrine tetradrachms possibly as early as 275 B.C. It is likely Mesembria issued the very last Alexandrine tetradrachms, possibly even under Roman rule, as late as 65 B.C.GS74508. Silver , 1128; 487, gVF, double struck, die damage, edge crack, 33.92 g, maximum 16.348 mm, 0o, Mesambria (Nesebar, Bulgaria) mint, c. 125 - 65 B.C.; of right, wearing Nemean lion-scalp headdress; Zeus seated left, right leg drawn back, in extended right, long vertical behind in left, ∆IO horizontal under arm in inner left , AΛEΞAN∆POY downward on left, BAΣIΛEΩΣ downward on right, MEΣAM below; ex Pecunem Gitbud & Naumann auction 27 (4 Jan 2015), lot 110; $250.00 (€220.00)
, , 191 - 190 B.C., In the Name of Alexander the Great
After Alexander took Perga peacefully, Aspendos sent envoys to offer surrender if he would not take the taxes and horses formerly paid as tribute to the Persian . Agreeing, Alexander went on to Side, leaving a garrison behind. When he learned they had failed to ratify the agreement their own envoys had proposed, Alexander marched to the city. The Aspendians retreated to their acropolis and again sent envoys to sue for peace. This time, however, they had to agree to harsh terms - they would host a Macedonian garrison and pay 100 gold talents and 4,000 horses annually.
In 190 B.C., Aspendos, which had been under Seleukid rule, surrendered to the Romans.SH59444. Silver , 2901, 1214, 312, VF, 16.227 g, maximum 31.6 mm, 0o, Aspendos mint, 191 - 190 B.C.; of right, clad in scalp headdress tied at neck; Seleukid : in a rectangular punch; BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞAN∆POY, Zeus enthroned left, right leg drawn back, extended in right, long vertical behind in left, wreath above AΣ / KB left (year 22 Era of Aspendos); $240.00 (€211.20)
, Philip III Arrhidaeus and Alexander IV, 323 - 317 B.C.
Struck by Menander, the of , 331 - 321 B.C. or by Kleitos (Cleitus the White), the of , 321 - 318 B.C., under Perdiccas as regent for Philip III and Alexander IV.
GS77132. Silver , 2600, 191-199, -, VF, attractive , , porous, 4.063 g, maximum 17.8 mm, 0o, Sardes (Sart, Turkey) mint, c. 323 - 319 B.C.; of right, clad in scalp headdress tied at neck; BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞAN∆POY, Zeus enthroned left, right leg forward, feet on footstool, nude to waist, around hips and legs, in extended right hand, long lotus tipped vertical behind in left hand, EYE left, torch under throne; $170.00 (€149.60)
of , Reign of , 238 - 244 A.D., Portrait of Alexander the Great
Simillar types with the club over that identify only a single Neokorie in the (no B) were struck under , c. 231 - 238. Another similar issue is dated EOC, year 275 of the Era (244 - 245 A.D.), on the . They were probably struck for the visit of in 244.RP59370. Bronze AE 27, 741; p. 24, 118; 1375; 504; -; -; -, aVF, 9.193 g, maximum 27.2 mm, 180o, Beroea(?) mint, 238 - 244 A.D.; AΛEΞAN∆POY, of Alexander the Great right, as , clad in scalp headdress; MAKE∆ONΩN B NEΩ, walking right, club left above; ; $110.00 (€96.80)
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