, , c. 187 - 31 B.C.
In 168 B.C. The Romans made the capital of the Prima (First ) province, encompassing most of what had been the Kingdom of .GB90123. Bronze AE 17, cf. 771 (thunderbolt above), p. 112; 40 - 42 (controls), 298 - 299 (same), 1168 - 1170 (same), -, VF, nice green , , 3.912 g, maximum 17.0 mm, 0o, Thessalonika (Salonika, ) mint, ; helmeted of right; ΘEΣΣA−ΛO/NIKHΣ, horse galloping right, thunderbolt (control symbol) below; ; $100.00 (€88.00)
Amphipolis, , 1st - 3rd Century A.D.
Amphipolis was built on a raised plateau overlooking the east bank of the river Strymon where it emerged from Lake Cercinitis, about 3 miles from the Aegean Sea. When Xerxes I of crossed the Strymon during his invasion in 480 B.C. he buried alive nine young boys and nine maidens as a sacrifice to the river god.RP69174. Bronze AE 25, .2 p. 39, 63; 960; Supplement III p. 26, 190; -; -; -; -, , 11.449 g, maximum 25.5 mm, 225o, Amphipolis mint, 1st - 3rd century A.D.; AMΦIΠOΛEITΩN, City goddess seated left on facing high-backed throne, , shell(?) in right; CTPYMΩN, river god Strymon reclining left on , turned right, broken reed in right, water in left; very ; $95.00 (€83.60)
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.RP58833. Bronze AE 26, 741; p. 24, 118; 1375; 504; -; -; -, aVF, rough, 10.578 g, maximum 26.1 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; ; $85.00 (€74.80)
, 25 January 41 - 13 October 54 A.D., of
The Macedonian (community) was the political organization governing the autonomous Roman province of and responsible for issuing coinage. Member cities sent representatives to participate in the popular assembly. The held celebrations and games annually at Beroea (modern Verria) in of Alexander the Great and the Roman emperor.RP70929. Bronze AE 26, 1612; 305; 238; 1334; 425; p. 27, 145; 1354, aF, porous, 9.033 g, maximum 26.9 mm, 90o, (?) mint, 41 - 54 A.D.; TI KΛAY∆IOΣ KAIΣAP, left; ΣEBAΣTOΣ MAKE∆ONΩN, Macedonian ; $80.00 (€70.40)
, 19 August 14 - 16 March 37 A.D., Amphipolis,
Tauropolos is an epithet for the goddess , variously interpreted as worshipped at Tauris, or pulled by a yoke of bulls, or hunting bull goddess. A statue of "Tauropolos" by Iphigenia in her temple at Brauron in was supposed to have been brought from the Taurians. Tauropolia was a festival of held at Athens. - RP74291. Bronze AE 22, 1633; 170; 96; 3141; p. 53, 82, aVF, green , porous, 9.092 g, maximum 22.1 mm, 0o, Amphipolis mint, TI KAIΣAP ΣEBAΣTOΣ, laureate left; AMΦIΠOΛITΩN, riding aside facing on bull galloping right, holding billowing inflated veil overhead with both ; $80.00 (€70.40)
, , c. 450 - 400 B.C.
, a small Greek settlement in Bisaltia, was destroyed either by Thracians or during the great invasion and abandoned in the 3rd century B.C.GB75671. Bronze AE 16, 453, 1259, -, -, -, F, , green , 3.735 g, maximum 16.0 mm, (Traelium) mint, c. 450 - 400 B.C.; of right wearing ; TPAIΛION, rose, grain ear (control symbol) lower left; ; $80.00 (€70.40)
, , 187 - 31 B.C.
Apollo's most famous attribute is the tripod, symbolic of his prophetic powers. At his temple at , his priestess sat on a tripod chewing laurel leaves and inhaling hallucinating vapors from a fissure in the floor. After she mumbled her answer, a male priest would translate it for the supplicant.GB73019. Bronze AE 13, 590; 264; p. 91, 14 ff.; 1447, VF, 2.332 g, maximum 12.8 mm, 0o, mint, 187 - 31 B.C.; laureate of right; ΠΕΛ/ΛΗΣ, with cover; $75.00 (€66.00)
Skione, , c. 400 - 350 B.C.
Skione, in Pallene, on the southern coast of the westernmost headland of Chalcidice, east of the modern town of Nea Skioni, was founded c. 700 B.C. by settlers from Achaea. The Scionaeans claimed their ancestors settled there after their ships were blown to the site by the storm that caught the Achaeans on their return from Troy. In early 423 B.C., encouraged by promises of support from the Spartan general Brasidas, Skione revolted against Athens. In summer 421, after a long siege, the Athenians took the city, put the adult males to death, enslaved the women and children, and gave the land to Plataea, an ally of Athens. By Roman imperial times, Skione had nearly disappeared.GB67654. Bronze AE 19, 321, 716, 1282, F, crack, 4.470 g, maximum 18.7 mm, 90o, Skione mint, c. 400 - 350 B.C.; diademed male ( ?) right; ΣKIΩ−N (or similar), Corinthian helmet right; ; $70.00 (€61.60)
, 19 August 14 - 16 March 37 A.D., , , Livia
depicted his mother Livia on most of his coins, perhaps in gratitude for her scheming that removed potential rivals to the throne, until had no but to name him as heir.RP73136. Bronze AE 23, 1567; p. 117, 75; 403, aF, 9.329 g, maximum 23.2 mm, 180o, Thessalonika (Salonika, ) mint, 14 - 29 A.D.; TI KAIΣAP ΣEBAΣTOΣ, right; ΣEBAΣTH ΘEΣΣAΛONIKEΩN, laureate of Livia right; $70.00 (€61.60)
Paroreia, , c. 185 - 168 B.C.
The was administered with a three-level pyramidal organization: on the top was the and the nation, the kingdom was divided into districts, and within the districts were the civic organizations (cities and éthne). This civic coin was struck by the City of Paroreia during the years just prior to the Macedonian Kingdom's fall to Rome.GB58466. Bronze AE 22, , p. 15, 60; 254 var ( left), VF, 6.464 g, maximum 21.6 mm, 135o, Paroreia mint, c. 185 - 168 B.C.; laureate of Zeus Dodonaios right; standing right on thunderbolt, left, NK upper left, ΠAP lower right; ; $65.00 (€57.20)
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