Guest. Please login or register.

MAIN MENU    RECENT ADDITIONS    PRICE REDUCTIONS
ROMAN    GREEK    JUDEAN & BIBLICAL    BYZANTINE
BOOKS & SUPPLIES    COLLECTING THEMES    ANTIQUITIES   

 

Catalog Main Menu
Fine Coins Showcase

Antiquities Showcase
Greek Coins
Greek Coins Showcase

Greek Gold
Archaic Origins (72)
Classical Fine Art (121)
Persian Empire (12)
Celtic & Tribal (38)
Geographic - All Periods (1217)
Hellenistic Monarchies (342)
Greek Imperial (436)
Greek Antiquities (22)
Greek Countermarked (13)
Greek Unattributed (1)
Greek Bulk Lots (9)
Greek Coin Books (124)

Catalog Search
View Shopping Cart
About Forum
Shopping at Forum
Our Guarantee
Payment Options
Shipping Options & Fees
Privacy & Security
Contact Us
FAQ

Home>Catalog>GreekCoins>Geographic-AllPeriods>Thrace&Moesia>Istros PAGE 6/13«««345678»»»

Istros, Thrace

Istros was probably the first Greek colony on the Black Sea, and was founded in 657 - 656 B.C. or sometime between 630 and 620 B.C. by Milesian settlers in a strategic position near the Danube Delta. The first monetary emissions consisted of cast arrow-heads, later marked with a wheel or inscribed IΣT. Proper coins were minted from the 5th century: attic standard didrachms with an incuse square reverse and cast small bronzes marked with a wheel. Later the staters suffered several weight reductions, and the incuse technique was discontinued. In parallel, Istros minted silver fractions, and after the silver issues were halted in the Lysimachos era, the city struck gold staters. Later, the city issued autonomous bronze coinage and Roman Provincial coinage.


Istros, Thrace, 400 - 350 B.C.
Click for a larger photo The K and T control marks are not listed in the major references and we did not find any examples in auction catalogs or online.
SH29548. Silver stater, BMC Thrace -, SNG Stancomb -, SNG Cop -, Weber -, McClean -, VF, weight 4.816 g, maximum diameter 18.1 mm, die axis 0o, Istros (near Istria, Romania) mint, 400 - 350 B.C.; obverse facing male heads, left inverted; reverse IΣTPIH, sea-eagle grasping a dolphin with talons, K right, T below; rare; SOLD

Istros, Thrace, 400 - 350 B.C.
Click for a larger photo Struck with dies that had become worn and were re-engraved. The result is an unusual almost tooled appearance.
SH32332. Silver stater, cf. SGCV I 1669, VF, weight 4.241 g, maximum diameter 17.7 mm, die axis 135o, Istros (near Istria, Romania) mint, 400 - 350 B.C.; obverse facing male heads, right inverted; reverse IΣTPIH (blundered, Σ retrograde, H missing horizontal), sea-eagle grasping a dolphin with talons, no control letters or monograms; SOLD

Istros, Thrace, 400 - 350 B.C.
Click for a larger photo The obverse type has been variously interpreted as representing the Dioscuri, the rising and setting sun, and the two branches of the river Danube. - Greek Coins and Their Values by David Sear
GS38085. Silver stater, BMC Thrace p. 25, 12; SGCV I 1669 var, VF, weight 5.170 g, maximum diameter 17.2 mm, Istros (near Istria, Romania) mint, 400 - 350 B.C.; obverse facing male heads, left inverted; reverse IΣTPIH, sea-eagle grasping a dolphin with talons, ΠA monogram below; SOLD

Istros, Thrace, 400 - 350 B.C.
Click for a larger photo The obverse type has been variously interpreted as representing the Dioscuri, the rising and setting sun, and the two branches of the river Danube. - Greek Coins and Their Values by David Sear
GS38036. Silver stater, AMNG I/I 416, SNG BM 237, SNG Cop 196, SGCV I 1669, VF, weight 5.441 g, maximum diameter 17.8 mm, Istros (near Istria, Romania) mint, 400 - 350 B.C.; obverse facing male heads, right inverted; reverse IΣTPIH, sea-eagle grasping a dolphin with talons, A below dolphin; SOLD

Istros, Thrace, 400 - 350 B.C.
Click for a larger photo The obverse type has been variously interpreted as representing the Dioscuri, the rising and setting sun, and the two branches of the river Danube. - Greek Coins and Their Values by David Sear
GS38047. Silver stater, AMNG I/I 425, SMG BM 256, SGCV I 1669, SNG Cop 191, VF, weight 4.832 g, maximum diameter 17.0 mm, Istros (near Istria, Romania) mint, 400 - 350 B.C.; obverse facing male heads, right inverted; reverse IΣTPIH, sea-eagle grasping a dolphin with talons, ΦY monogram below; SOLD

Istros, Thrace, 400 - 350 B.C.
Click for a larger photo The obverse type has been variously interpreted as representing the Dioscuri, the rising and setting sun, and the two branches of the river Danube. - Greek Coins and Their Values by David Sear
GS01407. Silver stater, SNG Stancomb 147, SNG BM 247, SGCV I 1669 var, aEF, weight 5.53 g, maximum diameter 18.5 mm, die axis 0o, Istros (near Istria, Romania) mint, 400 - 350 B.C.; obverse facing male heads, left inverted; reverse IΣTPIH, sea-eagle grasping a dolphin with talons, AΓ monogram below; SOLD

Istros, Thrace, 400 - 350 B.C.
Click for a larger photo The obverse type has been variously interpreted as representing the Dioscuri, the rising and setting sun, and the two branches of the river Danube. - Greek Coins and Their Values by David Sear
SH08969. Silver stater, SGCV I 1669 var, gVF, weight 5.53 g, maximum diameter 19.3 mm, die axis 0o, Istros (near Istria, Romania) mint, 400 - 350 B.C.; obverse facing male heads, left inverted; reverse IΣTPIH, sea-eagle grasping a dolphin with talons, AΓ monogram below, I right; SOLD

Istros, Thrace, 400 - 350 B.C.
Click for a larger photo The obverse type has been variously interpreted as representing the Dioscuri, the rising and setting sun, and the two branches of the river Danube. - Greek Coins and Their Values by David Sear
GS38034. Silver stater, AMNG I/I 435; SGCV I 1669 var, VF, weight 4.982 g, maximum diameter 18.3 mm, Istros (near Istria, Romania) mint, 400 - 350 B.C.; obverse facing male heads, left inverted; reverse IΣTPIH, sea-eagle grasping a dolphin with talons, I right, A below; SOLD

Istros, Thrace, 400 - 350 B.C.
Click for a larger photo The obverse type has been variously interpreted as representing the Dioscuri, the rising and setting sun, and the two branches of the river Danube. - Greek Coins and Their Values by David Sear
GS38035. Silver stater, SNG Cop 196, SGCV I 1669, VF, weight 5.454 g, maximum diameter 17.4 mm, Istros (near Istria, Romania) mint, 400 - 350 B.C.; obverse facing male heads, right inverted; reverse IΣTPIH, sea-eagle grasping a dolphin with talons, ∆ in between, XAP monogram below; SOLD

Severus Alexander, 13 March 222 - March 235 A.D., Istros, Moesia Inferior
Click for a larger photo
RP54119. Bronze pentassarion, AMNG I/I 516 var (reverse legend breaks), Varbanov 666 var (same), SNG Cop -, BMC -, VF, green patina, weight 13.909 g, maximum diameter 28.5 mm, die axis 0o, Istros (near Istria, Romania) mint, 222 - 235 A.D.; obverse AYT K M AYPH CAB AΛEZAN∆POC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse IC-TP-IH,NΩN, bearded god (Mithras?) riding right on horseback, kalathos on head, eagle perched on long torch behind, altar below horse's raised right hoof, E below; rare; SOLD



ITEMS PER PAGE 13510203050 PAGE 6/13«««345678»»»

OUR FINEST COINS ARE LISTED FIRST. CLICK TO THE LAST PAGE FOR OUR BARGAINS.


You are viewing a SOLD items page.
Click here to return to the page with AVAILABLE items.
The sale price for a sold item is the private information of the buyer and will not be provided.



REFERENCES

Lindgren, H. C. Lindgren III: Ancient Greek Bronze Coins from the Lindgren Collection. (1993).
Pick, B. Die antiken Münzen von Dacien und Moesien, Die antiken Münzen Nord-Griechenlands Vol. I/I. (Berlin, 1898).
Poole, R.S. ed. A Catalog of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Thrace, etc. (London, 1877).
Sear, D. Greek Coins and Their Values, Volume 1: Europe. (London, 1978).
Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Belgium, Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique, La Collection de Bronzes Grecs de Marc Bar. (Brussels, 2007).
Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Denmark, The Royal Collection of Coins and Medals, Danish National Museum, Vol. 2: Macedonia and Thrace. (West Milford, NJ, 1982).
Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Great Britain IX, British Museum, Part 1: The Black Sea. (London, 1993).
Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Great Britain XI, The William Stancomb Collection of Coins of the Black Sea Region. (Oxford, 2000).
Varbanov, I. Greek Imperial Coins And Their Values, Vol. II: Thrace (Abdera to Pautalia). (Bourgas, Bulgaria, 2005).

Catalog current as of Wednesday, October 22, 2014.
Page created in 1.123 seconds
Istros Greek Coins