, of , 359 - 336 B.C.
became the ruler of all when he defeated the Athenians at the Battle of Chaeroneia in 338 B.C. Philip personally selected the design of his coins. His horse, on the of this coin, won a race in the Olympic Games in 356 B.C., the year his son Alexander the Great was born.GB74095. Bronze AE Unit, 40, 594, VF, on a , small spots of corrosion, 6.075 g, maximum 16.5 mm, 0o, Macedonian mint, c. 359 - 336 B.C.; of right wearing ; ΦIΛIΠΠOY, young male riding horse prancing to right, N and trident below; $100.00 (€88.00)
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; KOINON MAKE∆ONΩN B NEΩ, walking right, club left above; ; $95.00 (€83.60)
, Demetrius I , 306 - 283 B.C.
The B A on the refers to BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞAN∆POY, Alexander (the Great). The continued to issue coinage in Alexander's name long after his death.
The prow refers to Demetrios' defeat of Menelaus, Ptolemy's brother, in the naval Battle of Salamis, completely destroying the naval power of .GB66864. Bronze AE 15, 163, 1185, 1056; 956, gVF, 2.847 g, maximum 15.5 mm, 0o, Carian(?) mint, 290 - 283 B.C.; Demetrios' right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet; BAΣIΛEΩΣ ∆HMHTPIOY, prow right, B A above, AP below, double axe before; $95.00 (€83.60)
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
The Macedonian (community) was the political organization governing the autonomous Roman province of and was responsible for issuing coinage. The individual cities, as members of the , sent representatives to participate in popular assembly several times each year.
The high point of the year was celebrations and matches in of Alexander the Great and the Roman emperor held in Beroea (modern Verria) located about 75 km. of Thessaloniki. This was the provincial center of the emperor cult, with the appropriate temple and privileges, first granted to the by . The title Neokoros, or "temple guardians" was highly prized and thus advertised on coins. Under the received a second neokorie, indicated by B (the Greek number two) or rarely ∆IC (double in Greek). The title was rescinded but later by , probably in 231 A.D.RP58391. Bronze AE 26, 1382; cf. 618 (no ); 1369 (same); 742 (same); 502 (same); p. 24, 115 (1 neokorie), gF, 11.403 g, maximum 25.7 mm, 45o, Beroea(?) mint, 238 - 244 A.D.; AΛEΞAN∆POY, diademed of Alexander the Great right; KOINON MAKE∆ONΩN B NE (NE ), seated left, in right hand, spear in left hand, resting left arm on , in right ; $90.00 (€79.20)
, 16 January 27 B.C. - 19 August 14 A.D., ,
became Augustus' stepson when the emperor married Livia in 38 B.C. forced to divorce the wife he loved and marry his daughter . hated his new wife and escaped her by going into exile at Rhodes in 6 B.C. After the deaths of the other possible successors, he was recalled in 2 A.D. and groomed to succeed , which he did on 19 August 14.RP70927. Bronze AE 21, 204 (V62/R181), 1565; p. 117, 74; 400, aF, 8.826 g, maximum 21.1 mm, 45o, Thessalonika (Salonika, ) mint, emission XI, c. 4 - 14 A.D.; ΘEΣΣAΛONIKEΩN, laureate of right; TIBEPIOΣ KAIΣAP, of right; $85.00 (€74.80)
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; ; $80.00 (€70.40)
, 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)
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