, of , 359 - 336 B.C.
expanded the size and influence of the , but is perhaps best known as the father of Alexander the Great. He personally selected the design of his coins.SH70337. Gold , 341 (D152/R260), 154, gVF, attractive , perfect centering, light marks, 8.513 g, maximum 19.1 mm, 270o, Amphipolis mint, c. 340 - 328 B.C.; laureate of right; charioteer in right, trident below horses, ΦIΛIΠΠOY in ; $5500.00 (€4895.00)
, c. 650 - 600 B.C., Rough Irregular "Typeless"
Some sales catalogs describe similar coins as the striated . The roughly parallel lines on the striated appear to be impressed into the "obverse" by lines cut into the anvil. On this coin, it appears the rough irregular "typeless" surface is simply flattened rough pre-strike features from the raw irregular nugget-like "planchet." Based on the apparent wear on the punch, huge numbers of this may have been struck. Very few have survived. This is the first example handled by .SH77378. 1/24 , cf. 7768, 682, I 14 -15, -, -, VF, 0.647 g, maximum 5.7 mm, uncertain mint, 650 - 600 B.C.; flattened rough irregular "typeless" surface; roughly square pyramidal punch with striated sides, divided roughly in half by a raised irregular line, striated sides and the irregular line appear to be the result of wear; very ; $1350.00 (€1201.50)
, c. 600 - 550 B.C.
Unpublished in the references but several known from auction listings.SH77380. hemihekte, Lydo-Milesian ; cf. CNG auction (9 Mar 2016), lot 156 (same dies); 9 ; -; I -; -, VF, light marks, 1.189 g, maximum 7.2 mm, uncertain mint, c. 600 - 550 BC; crude beetle(?); irregular six-lobed pattern; very ; $970.00 (€863.30)
, c. 650 - 600 B.C., Plain Globular
This is an example of the very earliest form of coinage; a type-less (blank) globule, weighed to a specific , with a simple square punch mark on one side (two or three punch marks on larger denominations). Nine similar pieces were within the famous "Artemision Find" at in 1904.SH79829. 1/12 , 676; 7763; 324; cf. II p. 19, 13 and pl. 1, 11 (striated ); -, VF, 1.141 g, maximum 7.6 mm, 180o, uncertain mint, period of the Artemision Find, c. 650 - 600 B.C.; plain flattened globular surface; roughly square pyramidal punch; $720.00 (€640.80)
, c. 600 - 550 B.C.
The referenced coins are not very similar. It might be more appropriate to describe this coin as unpublished but perhaps the pattern is purely random and it is from the same mint and issue as the or Von Aulock coin.SH76827. 1/24 , cf. 688, 7768, (neither very similar), -, -, I -, -, -, VF, 0.710 g, maximum 6.8 mm, uncertain mint, c. 600 - 550 B.C.; random(?) pattern of shapes and pellets; a roughly square punch with a central pellet surrounded by a random(?) pattern of curved lines; $640.00 (€569.60)
Phokaia, , c. 477 - 388 B.C.
Phocaea, or Phokaia, was the northernmost city, on the boundary with . The Phocaeans were the first Greeks to make long sea-voyages, developed a thriving seafaring economy, became a great naval power, and founded the colonies Massalia (Marseille, France), Emporion (Empúries, Spain) and Elea (Velia, Italy). They remained independent until all of mainland fell to Croesus of (c. 560-545 B.C.). In 546 B.C., was conquered by Cyrus the Great of . After the Greeks defeated Xerxes I, Phocaea joined the Delian League, but later rebelled with the rest of . In 387 B.C., Phocaea returned to Persian control. After Alexander, it fell under Seleucid, then Attalid, and finally Roman rule.SH79729. hekte, 93b; 1921; 7954; p. 212, 63; -, aVF, attractive , , light bumps and scratches, closed crack, 2.524 g, maximum 10.0 mm, Phocaea mint, c. 477 - 388 B.C.; of a female (nymph?) left, wearing drop earring, wavy hair on forehead and before ear, covering most of hair including , small seal behind; quadripartite square; $590.00 (€525.10)
, c. 625 - 600 B.C.
SH77549. 1/24 , 51, cf. 269 (hemihekte) and 309 (1/96th ), Weidauer-, -, -, VF, , bumps and marks, earthen deposits, 0.537 g, maximum 5.5 mm, uncertain mint, c. 625 - 600 B.C.; raised square; square punch; $540.00 (€480.60)
, c. 600 - 550 B.C.
Both the die and the punch used to strike this coin had breaks and significant wear. Perhaps the die was always abstract or geometric, or perhaps it started as something more recognizable. If the irregular raised lines and shapes are not entirely the result of die wear, the wear is so great that we cannot determine what it once was. The number of types, dies and the die wear on many types suggest that the total number of coins struck in this archaic period many have been in the millions. The low survival rate indicates that in the following years most were melted, refined, and probably recycled into gold and silver coins.
SH79808. 1/24 , 280, 688, 7768, -, -, -, VF, struck with worn dies (typical for the ), 0.537 g, maximum 5.79 mm, 90o, uncertain mint, c. 600 - 550 B.C.; irregular raised lines and shapes; rough irregular square punch, irregular shapes within; very ; $270.00 (€240.30)
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