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Rhodos, Carian Islands, c. 188 - 84 B.C.102 viewsSilver hemidrachm, cf. SNG Keckman 642 ff. (various magistrates and control symbols)Dexikrates, Fine/Fair, scratches, underweight (perhaps imitative), 0.905g, 13.0mm, 135o, Rhodos (Rhodes) mint, c. 188 - 84 B.C.; obverse radiate head of Helios facing slightly right; reverse rose with bud to right, P-O in fields, magistrates name above,ΔΕΞΙΚΡΑΤΗΣ, control symbol lower left, all within a shallow square incuse;7 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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Akarnania. Leukas39 viewsAkarnania. Leukas circa 320-280 BC.
Stater AR

20mm., 8,10g.

Head of Athena left, wearing Corinthian helmet / Pegasos flying left, Λ below.

very fine

Cf. BMC 101.
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Alexander III152 viewsNew photo.

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Alexander III AR Tetradrachm. ĎAmphipolisí mint. Struck under Kassander, circa 316-314 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress / Zeus AŽtophoros seated left; shield in left field, pellet-in-Π below throne.

Price 136; Troxell, Studies, issue L8.

Thanks for the atribution Lloyd!
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Alexander Jannaeus71 viewsAlexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan) (103 - 76 BC)
AE Lepton
Hendin 471

Obverse: Anchor within circle. BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOY
Reverse: Wheel with eight ray-like spokes. מלכא אלכסנדרוס שנת כה
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Amisos93 viewsAnother shot

Pontos, Amisos. Circa 85-65 BC.

∆ 21 mm

Bust of Amazon right, wearing wolfskin headdress / AMISOU, Nike walking right, holding wreath in right hand, palm over left shoulder. SNG BMC Black Sea 1218-1219; SNG Stancomb 704; SNG Copenhagen 165.
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Amphipolis, Macedonia18 viewsAmphipolis, Macedonia, AE21, ca. 187-31 BC. Diademed head of Poseidon right / AMFIPO-LITWN above and beneath club; HD and S monogram above, AN monogram below; all within wreath. AMNG III/2 26; SNG ANS 95 var. (monograms); SNG Cop 52 var1 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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Antioch, Civic Issue, 1st Century B.C.15 views
Bronze AE 21 tetrachalkon, BMC Syria p. 153, 12 ff.; RPC I 4201 ff., F, Antioch mint, weight 5.853g, maximum diameter 20.0mm, die axis 0o, obverse laureate head of Zeus right; reverse ANTIOCEWN THS METROPOLEWS, Zeus enthroned left, Nike in outstretched right, long scepter in left; ex Forvm
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Argolis. Argos 72 viewsArgolis. Argos AR Triobol / Wolf
Attribution: BCD Peloponnesos 1075
Date: 330-270 BC
Obverse: Forepart of wolf at bay left
Reverse: N - I flanking large A, club below, grapes to left, all in incuse square
Size: 14.02mm
Weight: 2.62 grams
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Attica. Athens58 viewsAttica. Athens circa 454-404 BC.
Drachm AR

13mm., 4,13g.

Head of Athena with profile eye to right, wearing disc earring, pearl necklace and a crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and a pi-style palmette /
ΑΘΕ, owl standing to right, head facing the viewer, olive sprig with berry in upper left field, all within incuse square.

very fine

Kroll 10; HGC 4, 1631.
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Cappadocian Kingdom, Ariarathes V 163-130 BC, Drachm29 viewsCappadocian Kingdom
Ariarathes V
Drachm 4.02g
Year GA = 130-129 BC. Young head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΡIAΡAΘOY EYΣEBOYΣ, Athena standing left holding Nike & spear, resting hand on shield on ground to right. FAP monogram in left field, IH monogram in right field, date ΓA in ex.
HGC 7, 811
Dented flan
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Celts, Danube Region, Imitative61 viewsCelts, Danube Region, Imitative of Alexander or Philip III, c. 150 B.C. - c. 50 A.D.,
Silver scyphate drachm, Dessewffy, No. 534, Group XXVIII (or similar)
Fair, 3.314g, 19.1mm, obverse head of Herakles right, wearing lion's head headdress; reverse Zeus enthroned left, holding a scepter in left and eagle in outstretched right; struck with extremely worn dies. ex Forvm
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Cherronesos, Thrace, c. 400 - 338 B.C.26 viewsSilver hemidrachm, SNG Dreer 107, Weber -; McClean -, BMC Thrace -, Dewing -, SNG Cop -, SNG Milan -, SNG Lockett -, SNG Dreer -, SNG Berry, F, small edge split, 2.312g, 12.8mm, Cherronesos mint, c. 400 - 338 B.C.; obverse lion forepart right, head turned back left, tongue protruding; reverse quadripartite incuse with alternating shallow and deeper sunken quarters, pellet in one sunk quadrant, I over pellet in the opposite sunk quadrant

ex Forvm
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Corinth, Corinthia, Greece, c. 368 - 248 B.C.29 viewsBronze AE 12, SGCV I 2647; cf. BMC Corinth p. 53, 423 ff., aF, Corinth mint, weight 2.041g, maximum diameter 12.2mm, die axis 165o, c. 368 - 248 B.C.; obverse Pegasos flying left, koppa below; reverse ornate trident-head, uncertain symbols left, right or both; ex BCD Collection with his hand-written round tag, Ex Forvm3 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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Demetrios I Soter 10 viewsSeleukid Kingdom. Antioch on the Orontes. Demetrios I Soter 162-150 BC.
Drachm AR

18mm., 4,04g.
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Demetrius I24 viewsSeleukid Kingdom, Demetrius I AE21 Serrate. Bust of Artemis right, wearing stephane, bow and quiver at shoulder / BASILEWS DHMHTPIOY, bow & quiver. BMC 4Randygeki(h2)
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Demetrius Poliorketes 87 viewsDemetrius Poliorketes AE17. Monogram of Demetrius in center of a Macedonian shield / BA - SI to either side of a crested Macedonian helmet with cheek flaps. 4 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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Dyrrachium 25 viewshe fouree core of a Dyrrachium drachm.
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Elaea? ? ?27 viewsAr 0.249g, 6.7mm

maybe Elea(Elia?), Aeolis, AR Hemiobol. Late 5th century BC. Head of Athena left, in crested helmet / E L A I, around olive wreath, all within incuse square. SNG Cop 164 ex Forvm
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Ephesos21 viewsAE 19
CA, 350-280 bc
obv. Bee
rev. Stag
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Illyria, Apollonia46 viewsIllyria, Apollonia 229-100 BC, Drachm

Cow standing left, looking back at a suckling calf APIΣTΩN
Double stellite pattern AΠOΛ-AI-NE-A
Ceka 24
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IONIA. SMYRNA.12 viewsAe 15 /rev. chelys Randygeki(h2)
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Kzikos ? 15 viewsRandygeki(h2)
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Laranda, Lycaonia, c. 332 B.C.78 viewsLaranda, known today as Karaman, Turkey, was destroyed by Perdiccas in about 322 B.C. and later became a seat of Isaurian pirates.


Silver obol, SNG Levante 225, SNG BnF 443, VF, 0.692g, 11.5mm, 270o, Laranda mint, c. 332 BC; obverse Baal seated left on backless throne, holding grain ear in right, long scepter vertical behind in left; reverse forepart of wolf right, crescent horns downward above, all within a double circular border of dots
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Macedonian Kingdom, Philip II, 359 - 336 B.C.95 viewsBronze AE Unit, SGCV II 6697, aVF, 7.079g, 16.9mm, 0o, Macedonian mint, obverse head of Apollo right wearing taenia; reverse FILIPPOU, young male rider on prancing horse right;

"Philip II expanded the size and influence of the Macedonian Kingdom, but is perhaps best known as the father of Alexander the Great. He personally selected the design of his coins. In 356 B.C., the year Alexander the Great was born, Philip's race horse won in the Olympic Games. The reverse of this type likely depicts his winning horse."

ex Forvm
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Maroneia, Thrace.34 viewsMaroneia, Thrace, AE18 2nd century BC. Head of young Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy and band across forehead / MARWNITWN, Dionysos standing left, holding grapes.3 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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Mesembria, Thrace, c. 351 - 188 B.C.13 viewsBronze AE 17, SNG BM Black Sea 274-5, SGCV I 1675, SNG Cop 654, F, edge chips, flaking patina, Mesembria mint, 1.548g, 15.0mm, obverse crested helmet facing; reverse , META in the four quarters of a radiate wheel

"Mesembria (Mesambria) was a Doric settlement on an island at the Black Sea coast. Today a man-made isthmus connects it to the mainland. The modern name is Nesebar, an important seaside resort. Several ancient churches and ruins are preserved on the peninsula."
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Miletos106 viewsIonia, Miletos
AR
6th century BC
Lion right, roaring head turned back left/ star and pellets

9mm .9g

ex DS
Thanks for letting me use the photo Doug
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Mysia : Parion107 views c. 480 B.C.
AR 3/4 drachm
Gorgon head with protruding tongue / cruciform incuse with pellet in center.
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Mysia. Adramytteion19 viewsMysia. Adramytteion after 350 BC.
Bronze ∆

12mm., 1,85g.
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Olbia, Sarmatia, c. 5th Century B.C.20 viewsOlbia, Sarmatia, c. 5th Century B.C.

Bronze cast dolphin, cf. SGCV I 1684, SNG BM Black Sea 360 ff., SNG Stancomb 334 ff., SNG Pushkin 12 ff., SNG Cop 67 ff., F, Olbia (Parutino, Ukraine) mint, weight 1.726g, maximum diameter 28.9mm, obverse dolphin with raised dorsal fin

"Small cast dolphins were cast in Olbia, beginning 550 - 525 B.C., first as sacrificial objects for worship of Apollo and later as a form of currency."
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Paphlagonia. Sinope25 views
Sinope, Paphlagonia. Circa 85-65 BC.Head of Athena right in helmet decorated with pegasos / Perseus standing, facing, holding harpa & head of Medusa, whose decapitated body lies at his feet.
29mm., 18,65g.
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Philip II25 viewsPhilip II, Macedonia, 359-336 BC. Diademed head of Apollo left / FILIPPOU, young male rider on horse prancing right, upright thunderbolt below. SNG ANS 884.1 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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Phoenicia, Marathos, mid 2nd century B.C.25 viewsAE 16, Phoenicia, Marathos, ca 150 BC, obv. turreted bust of Tyche right, palm at shoulder
rev. Marathos standing left, apluster in right and resting on column, Phoenician date and legend before and behind
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Pontos, Amisos, Mithradate17 viewsPontos, Amisos, Mithradates VI Eupator, 120-63 BC, AE18 (8.09gm, 1h), struck c. 100-85 BC. Helmeted head of Ares right / AMI-ΣOY, sword in sheath, monograms in field. SNG BM Black Sea 1162. Good Fine, brown patina, adjustment marks across reverse field as made.Randygeki(h2)
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Pontos, Amisos. Mithradates VI Eupator32 viewsPontos, Amisos. Mithradates VI Eupator, 120-63 BC, AE21 (7.06gm), struck c. 85-63 BC. Aegis with Gorgoneion / Nike. SNG BM Black Sea 1177ff; BMC 25, p. 19, 69-71. Fine, adjustment marks as made.2 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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Ptolemaic Kingdom, Ptolemy VI Philometor and Ptolemy VIII Euergetes, 170 - 163 B.C. 67 viewsBronze diobol, Svoronos 1426, SNG Cop 311 - 318, Weiser 143, VF,
Alexandria mint,
7.899g, 20.5mm, 0o,
170 - 163 B.C.;
obverse diademed and horned head of Zeus-Ammon right;
reverse PTOLEMAIOU BASILEWS, two eagles standing left, side-by-side, on thunderbolt, single cornucopia left
ex forvm



"The two eagles may symbolize the joint rule of Ptolemy VI and Ptolemy VIII."

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Ptolemy I28 viewsRandygeki(h2)
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Ptolemy II28 views285-265 BC
Ptolemy II AE 27 mm. Head of Zeus, laureate, right / Eagle l., wings open; to l., shield; inscription. Trident countermark (Cyprusca. 265 BC.)
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Ptolemy II58 viewsPtolemy II, 285/4-246 BC PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM
AR Tetradrachm 14.09 g.
NGC Grade
Ch XF Strike: 4/5 Surface: 2/5

obv. Diademed bust right of Ptolemy Soter wearing aegis around neck
rev. ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑIΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings closed, in left field TYP monogram above club

Ref:Sv.644, SNG Cop 482-483, BMC.-, Meydancikkale 4206-4353, Noeske 84.
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Ptolemy III60 viewsPtolemy III Euergetes. ∆ Hemidrachm - Triobol. Alexandreia mint. First phase, struck circa 246-242/1. Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right / Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, head right; cornucopia over shoulder; E between legs. Svoronos 974 var. (control mark).

AE40 about 46.5 g.

Thanks Bill and PtolemyAE for the attribution
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Ptolemy III49 viewsPtolemy III Euergetes. ∆ Hemidrachm - Triobol. Alexandreia mint. First phase, struck circa 246-242/1. Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right / Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, head right; cornucopia over shoulder; E between legs. Svoronos 974 var. (control mark).

AE40 about 46.5 g.

Thanks Bill and PtolemyAE for the attribution
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Ptolemy III Euergetes18 viewsAE 17-181 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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SICULO-PUNIC?14 viewsPersephone-Tanit left/ Horse right, palm tree behind? Ae13/14Randygeki(h2)
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Syracuse, Sicily, Dionysos I, 405 - 367 B.C.41 viewsBronze litra, Calciati vol. II, p. 89, 45, gF, 8.415g, 20.3mm, 0o, Syracuse mint, 405 - 367 B.C.; obverse SURA, head of Athena left wearing olive wreathed Corinthian helmet; reverse hippocamp left with bridles

"Dionysius I was tyrant of Syracuse. He conquered several cities in Sicily and southern Italy, opposed Carthage's influence in Sicily and made Syracuse the most powerful of the Western Greek colonies. He was regarded by the ancients as an example of the worst kind of despot - cruel, suspicious and vindictive."
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Syracuse, Sicily, Hiketas, 288 - 279 B77 viewsBronze AE 23, Calciati II p. 312 ff., 168 (various obv symbols), EF, partial flat strike, 7.564g, 22.8mm, 180o, Syracuse mint, obverse DIOS ELLANIOU, laureate head of young Zeus Hellanios right, uncertain symbol behind head; reverse SURAKOSIWN, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings open, star left


"Hicetas was tyrant of Syracuse for about nine years. The only recorded events during his rule are his victory over Phintias, tyrant of Agrigentum, and his defeat to the Carthaginians at the river Terias. He was expelled from Syracuse by Thynion shortly before Pyrrhus arrived in Sicily."
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Tarsus (?), Cilicia 181 viewsTarsus (?), Cilicia 4th c. BC , AR 3/4 obol .50g

Baal seated left holding a scepter in his left hand, grapes and corn ears in his right.

Forepart of a wolf right, crescent to upper left

SGCV II, 5660. SNG Levante 223
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Tarsus (?), Cilicia140 viewsCILICIA, Uncertain. 4th century BC. AR Obol? 10.33mm, 0.51g.
Baaltars seated left, holding grain ear / Forepart of wolf right; inverted crescent above.
GŲktŁrk 57-8; SNG France 443; SNG Levante 224
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The First Jewish Revolt, 66 - 70 A.D.54 viewsBronze prutah, Hendin 1360, Fair, Jerusalem mint, 2.669g, 16.8mm, year 2, 67 - 68 A.D.; obverse amphora with broad rim and two handles, year 2 (in Hebrew) around; reverse , vine leaf on small branch, the freedom of Zion (in Hebrew) around. ex Forvm

"Discontent and inept rule led to open rebellion in 66 A.D. The Romans distracted by the Civil Wars following the death of Nero were unable to put a speedy end to the revolt. But, in 70 A.D. Titus, sone of the new Emperor Vespasian captured and sacked Jerusalem and destroyed them temple."
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Thessalian League, Thessaly, Greece, c. 196 - 27 B.C.65 viewsThessalian League, Thessaly, Greece, c. 196 - 27 B.C.

Bronze AE 18, BMC Thessaly p. 5, 62 - 63; SNG Cop 324 - 328?? , Thessaly mint, IPP[A]/TAS, helmeted head of Athena right; reverse QES-S-LWN, horse trotting right

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Thessaly - Thessalian Confederacy. 94 viewsThessaly - Thessalian Confederacy. 196-146 B.C. AE 20 Head of Apollo, laureate, r. / Thessalian Pallas Itonia advancing right, hurling javelin and holding shield.


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