, , , and , c. 27 B.C. - 14 A.D. (Possibly Later)
RPC tentatively dates the to the reign of but notes it may have been struck as late as the reign of .RP70490. Bronze AE 23, 1555; p. 115, 60; cf. 395 ( laureate); I 151 (same), F+, 8.287 g, maximum 23.3 mm, 180o, (Salonika, ) mint, c. 27 B.C. - 14 A.D. (Possibly Later); ΘEOC, of right; ΘECCAΛONI KEΩN, of right; $135.00 (€117.45)
, Kassander, 319 - 297 B.C.
Kassander was the son of Antipater and Regent for the young son of Alexander the Great. Notorious for his cruelty, in 311 B.C., he executed Alexander IV and his mother Roxana. We can date this coin, with the royal title BAΣIΛEΩΣ, to after 305 B.C. when he declared himself .GB90298. Bronze half unit, 937 ff. var, 1154 ff. var, 1020 ff. var, 1299 var, - (all var different controls), VF, , green , 3.148 g, maximum 14.8 mm, 45o, or Amphipolis mint, 305 - 297 B.C.; head of right, wearing scalp headdress; KAΣΣAN∆EP BAΣIΛEΩΣ, left, breaking spear with mouth and foreleg, above and below (control ), T (control letter) below head; this control symbol variant is unpublished in the references examined, ex (2010); very ; $135.00 (€117.45)
, I Monophthalmus, 323 - 301 B.C., In the Name of Alexander the Great
Antigonos I Monophthalmos ("the One-eyed") (382 B.C. - 301 B.C.) was a nobleman, general, and governor under Alexander the Great. Upon Alexander's death in 323 B.C., he established himself as one of the successors and declared himself in 306 B.C. The most powerful satraps of the empire, Cassander, Seleucus, Ptolemy and , answered by also proclaiming themselves kings. found himself at war with all four, largely because his territory shared borders with all of them. He died in battle at Ipsus in 301 B.C. Antigonus' kingdom was divided up, with Seleucus I Nicator gaining the most. His son, Demetrius I Poliorcetes, took Macedon, which the family held, off and on, until it was conquered by Rome in 168 B.C. -- , the free encyclopediaGS71657. Silver , 1406, 821, 988, 586, VF, , porous, 3.922 g, maximum 17.7 mm, 0o, , Lampsakos (Lapseki, Turkey) mint, c. 310 - 301 B.C.; Herakles' head right, clad in scalp headdress tied at neck; AΛEΞAN∆POY, Zeus seated left, right leg drawn back, in right, lotus tipped long vertical in left, KI left, ME under throne; $130.00 (€113.10)
, , 424 - 350 B.C.
, (Kavala, today), was founded by settlers from Thasos near the end of the 7th century B.C., to exploit the rich gold and silver mines of the . At the end of the 6th century B.C. ("new city" in Greek) claimed its independence from Thasos and struck its own silver coins with the head of . A member of the Athenian League, was besieged by the allied armies of the Spartans and the Thasians in 411 B.C., during the Peloponnesian War, but remained faithful to Athens. The Apostle Paul landed at on his second and third missionary journeys.GS68653. Silver , 455 (same dies); 229; p.85, 25; 1417, F/VF, grainy, open cracks, 1.804 g, maximum 14.2 mm, 225o, , mint, 424 - 350 B.C.; ; NEOΠ (downward on right), diademed female head right; $120.00 (€104.40)
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, head of Alexander the Great right, as , clad in scalp headdress; KOINON MAKE∆ONΩN B NEΩ, walking right, club left above; ; $110.00 (€95.70)
, Roman Protectorate, c. 168 - 167 B.C.
On 22 June 168 B.C., Aemilius Paullus defeated the Macedonian Perseus at the Battle of Pydna, and came under Roman rule. This coin was struck shortly after Rome's , under the quaestor Gaius Publilius.RP90404. Bronze AE 22, 1318; p 18, 72, aVF, 10.290 g, maximum 25.5 mm, 90o, 168 - 167 B.C.; winged helmeted head of (or Perseus) right, at helmet peak; MAKE∆ONΩN / TAMIOY ΓAIOY / ΠOΠΛIΛIOY, in three lines within oak wreath; $110.00 (€95.70)
, , 41 - 68 A.D.
This coin has traditionally been attributed to , but due to its copper composition, RPC attributes it as likely from to ; probably did not issue copper coins during the reign of .RP90685. Copper AE 21, 1651; 3229; 32; 305; 14; p. 98, 23, VF, full inscriptions, bare copper, some light corrosion, 4.288 g, maximum 20.9 mm, 180o, mint, 41 - 68 A.D.; VIC - AVG, standing left on base holding wreath and ; COHOR PRAE PHIL, three standards; $110.00 (€95.70)
Thessalonika, , c. 187 - 31 B.C.
Cassander of founded in 315 B.C. He named it after his wife Thessalonike, a half-sister of Alexander the Great. The Romans made the capital of the Roman province of 168 B.C.GB67765. Bronze AE 19, 372, p. 111, 22; 798 var (incorrectly identified as Zeus, E above trident on obv), VF, 6.077 g, maximum 18.9 mm, 315o, Thessalonika (Salonika, ) mint, c. 187 - 31 B.C.; laureate head of Poseidon right, trident behind; prow right, ΘEΣΣA/ΛONI above and below; $105.00 (€91.35)
, Perseus, 179 - 168 B.C.
Perseus of was the last of the Antigonid dynasty, who ruled the successor state in created after the death of Alexander the Great. After losing the Battle of Pydna on 22 June 168 B.C., came under Roman rule.
The hero Perseus, the legendary founder of and of the Perseid dynasty there, was the first of the mythic heroes of Greek mythology whose exploits in defeating various archaic monsters provided the founding myths in the cult of the Twelve . Perseus was the hero who killed and claimed Andromeda, having rescued her from a sea monster. GB68781. Bronze AE 19, 1274 ff., 1275, 1142 cor., -, aVF, nice green , 5.247 g, maximum 18.9 mm, 0o, or Amphipolis mint, c. 179 - 168 B.C.; head of hero Perseus right, wearing winged helmet peaked with head, across shoulder; standing half-left on thunderbolt, head right, wings open, B - A flanking above wings, Π−E flanking across lower , in ; $100.00 (€87.00)
of , Reign of , c. 231 A.D., Portrait of Alexander the Great
According to , pp. 20-21, these OMONOIA (harmony) coins apparently commemorated a settlement between the province of and the free city of , which did not belong to the Macedonian and was usually squabbling with it. thinks that in 231 A.D., when traveled through on his way to , and the settled their differences and urged the emperor to allow the to again issue coins with Beroia's title Neokoros, which is missing in this issue but reappeared in the next.RP69770. Bronze AE 25, 334, -, -, -, -, F, punch center, 11.013 g, maximum 24.8 mm, 180o, Beroea(?) mint, 231 A.D.; AΛEΞAN∆POY, diademed head of Alexander the Great right; KOINON MAKE∆ONΩN OMONOIA, seated left, Cabeiros in right, spear vertical behind in left, rear leg of seat shaped like a lion's leg; from the Butte College Foundation, ex ; ; $100.00 (€87.00)
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