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Ancient Greek Coins of Macedonia

Augustus, 16 January 27 B.C. - 19 August 14 A.D., Thessalonica, Macedonia

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Tiberius became Augustus' stepson when the emperor married Livia in 38 B.C. Augustus forced Tiberius to divorce the wife he loved and marry his daughter Julia. Tiberius 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 Augustus, which he did on 19 August 14.
RP70927. Bronze AE 21, Touratsoglou 204 (V62/R181), RPC I 1565; BMC Macedonia p. 117, 74; SNG Cop 400, aF, weight 8.826 g, maximum diameter 21.1 mm, die axis 45o, Thessalonika (Salonika, Greece) mint, emission XI, c. 4 - 14 A.D.; obverse ΘEΣΣAΛONIKEΩN, laureate head of Augustus right; reverse TIBEPIOΣ KAIΣAP, bare head of Tiberius Caesar right; $85.00 SALE PRICE $76.50

Skione, Macedonia, c. 400 - 350 B.C.

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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, SNG Cop 321, SNG ANS 716, SNG Evelpidis 1282, F, flan crack, weight 4.470 g, maximum diameter 18.7 mm, die axis 90o, Skione mint, c. 400 - 350 B.C.; obverse diademed male head (Apollo?) right; reverse ΣKIΩ−N (or similar), Corinthian helmet right; rare; $80.00 SALE PRICE $72.00

Claudius, 25 January 41 - 13 October 54 A.D., Koinon of Macedonia

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The Macedonian Koinon (community) was the political organization governing the autonomous Roman province of Macedonia and responsible for issuing coinage. Member cities sent representatives to participate in the popular assembly. The Koinon held celebrations and games annually at Beroea (modern Verria) in honor of Alexander the Great and the Roman emperor.
RP70929. Bronze AE 26, RPC I 1612; Varbanov 305; AMNG III 238; SNG Cop 1334; SGICV 425; BMC Macedonia p. 27, 145; Lindgren II 1354, aF, porous, weight 9.033 g, maximum diameter 26.9 mm, die axis 90o, Thessalonica(?) mint, 41 - 54 A.D.; obverse TI KΛAY∆IOΣ KAIΣAP, bare head left; reverse ΣEBAΣTOΣ MAKE∆ONΩN, Macedonian shield; $80.00 SALE PRICE $72.00

Tiberius, 19 August 14 - 16 March 37 A.D., Amphipolis, Macedonia

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Tauropolos is an epithet for the goddess Artemis, variously interpreted as worshipped at Tauris, or pulled by a yoke of bulls, or hunting bull goddess. A statue of Artemis "Tauropolos" by Iphigenia in her temple at Brauron in Attica was supposed to have been brought from the Taurians. Tauropolia was a festival of Artemis held at Athens. - Wikipedia
RP74291. Bronze AE 22, RPC I 1633; SNG ANS 170; SNG Cop 96; Varbanov III 3141; BMC Macedonia p. 53, 82, aVF, green patina, porous, weight 9.092 g, maximum diameter 22.1 mm, die axis 0o, Amphipolis mint, obverse TI KAIΣAP ΣEBAΣTOΣ, laureate head left; reverse AMΦIΠOΛITΩN, Artemis Tauropolos riding aside facing on bull galloping right, holding billowing inflated veil overhead with both hands; $80.00 SALE PRICE $72.00

Tragilos, Macedonia, c. 450 - 400 B.C.

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Tragilos, a small Greek settlement in Bisaltia, was destroyed either by Thracians or during the great Celtic invasion and abandoned in the 3rd century B.C.
GB75671. Bronze AE 16, SNG Cop 453, Lindgren III 1259, SNG ANS -, BMC Macedonia -, AMNG III -, F, tight flan, green patina, weight 3.735 g, maximum diameter 16.0 mm, Tragilos (Traelium) mint, c. 450 - 400 B.C.; obverse head of Hermes right wearing petasos; reverse TPAIΛION, rose, grain ear (control symbol) lower left; rare; $80.00 SALE PRICE $72.00

Amphipolis, Macedonia, c. 187 - 168 B.C.

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On 22 June 168 B.C., Lucius Aemilius Paullus Macedonicus won the decisive Battle of Pydna. Perseus of Macedonia was made prisoner and the Third Macedonian War ended. Paullus executed 500 Macedonians, exiled many more to Italy and confiscated their belongings in the name of Rome, but according to Plutarch, keeping too much to himself. On the return to Rome in 167 BC, his legions were displeased with their share of the plunder. To keep them happy, Paullus stopped in Epirus, a kingdom suspected of sympathizing with Macedonia; 70 towns were sacked, 150,000 people enslaved and the region was left to bankruptcy. Paullus' return to Rome was glorious. With the immense plunder collected in Macedonia and Epirus, he celebrated a spectacular triumph, featuring the captured king of Macedonia himself. The senate awarded him the cognomen Macedonicus.
BB90124. Bronze AE 19, SNG ANS 101; SNG Cop 52 ff. var (different monograms); BMC Macedonia p. 46, 22 ff. var (same), F, weight 8.646 g, maximum diameter 19.1 mm, die axis 180o, Amphipolis mint, c. 187 - 168 B.C.; obverse bearded head of Poseidon right, wearing taenia; reverse AMΦIΠO/ΛITΩN, club, inscription in two lines above and below, ΩΠNK monogram above, ΩΣ monogram below, all within oak wreath; $75.00 SALE PRICE $67.50

Pella, Macedonia, 187 - 31 B.C.

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Apollo's most famous attribute is the tripod, symbolic of his prophetic powers. At his temple at Delphi, 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, SNG ANS 590; SNG Cop 264; BMC Macedonia p. 91, 14 ff.; SGCV I 1447, VF, weight 2.332 g, maximum diameter 12.8 mm, die axis 0o, Pella mint, 187 - 31 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Apollo right; reverse ΠΕΛ/ΛΗΣ, tripod lebes with cover; $75.00 SALE PRICE $67.50

Macedonian Kingdom, Philip V, 221 - 179 B.C.

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Philip's reign was principally marked by an unsuccessful struggle against the emerging power of Rome. Philip was attractive and charismatic as a young man. A dashing and courageous warrior, he was inevitably compared to Alexander the Great and was nicknamed the darling of all Greece. --
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GB72629. Bronze AE 21, cf. SNG Alpha Bank 1116 ff., SNG Cop 1261, aVF, weight 10.358 g, maximum diameter 21.3 mm, die axis 0o, Macedonian mint, 220 - 179 B.C.; obverse head of Herakles right, wearing Nemean lion scalp headdress; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΦIΛIΠΠOY, harpa, ∆I(?) above, all within oak-wreath; $75.00 SALE PRICE $67.50

Mende, Macedonia, 460 - 423 B.C.

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Mende was an ancient colony of Eretria, on the SW side of Cape Poseidion in Pallene. The wine of Mende was famous and is frequently mentioned by ancient writers. Its coins illustrate some forgotten myth of Dionysos, his companion Seilenos, and an ass. In Disney's classic film Fantasia, Dionysus rides a drunken donkey named Jacchus. Mende probably did not strike any coins after it was first captured by Philip in 358 B.C.
GA73132. Silver hemiobol, SNG ANS 365; SNG Cop 207; BMC Macedonia p. 82, 7; AMNG III/2 18, aF, weight 0.348 g, maximum diameter 9.2 mm, die axis 270o, Mende mint, 460 - 423 B.C.; obverse donkey forepart right, border of dots; reverse kantharos in a shallow incuse square; rare; $75.00 SALE PRICE $67.50

Tiberius, 19 August 14 - 16 March 37 A.D., Thessalonica, Macedonia, Livia Reverse

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Tiberius depicted his mother Livia on most of his coins, perhaps in gratitude for her scheming that removed potential rivals to the throne, until Augustus had no choice but to name him as heir.
RP73136. Bronze AE 23, RPC I 1567; BMC Macedonia p. 117, 75; SNG Cop 403, aF, weight 9.329 g, maximum diameter 23.2 mm, die axis 180o, Thessalonika (Salonika, Greece) mint, 14 - 29 A.D.; obverse TI KAIΣAP ΣEBAΣTOΣ, bare head right; reverse ΣEBAΣTH ΘEΣΣAΛONIKEΩN, laureate bust of Livia right; $70.00 SALE PRICE $63.00



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