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Antiochos III Drachm22 views1 commentsMark R1
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MITHRIDATES VI of PONTUS AE19. EF-/VF+. Amisos mint.16 viewsObverse:Aegis with gorgoneion
Reverse:Nike advancing right, holding wreath and palm branch. Monogram and mint legend AMIΣΟΥ in field.

Very good exemplar of this popular issue, in EF-/VF+ condition, conserving complete details in both sides and precious dark green patina totally natural. Uncommon in this condition.

SNG BM 1177-1191. Amisos mint, circa 105-85 b.C. 8,35 g - 19 mm
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ARIOBARZANES I Philoromaios AR Drachm. EF+. Eusebeia (Cappadocia mint)8 viewsObverse: Diademed head right.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΑΡΙΟΒΑΡZΑΝΟΥ / ΦΙΛΟΡΩΜΑΙΟΥ. Athena standing left, holding Nike and spear, and resting hand upon shield; monogram to inner left; HK (date) in exergue.

Excellent exemplar, in EF+ condition, practically uncircullated. Precious bust of the cappadocian king. High quality silver with remainings of its original brightness.

HGC 7, 846. Eusebeia (Cappadocia) mint, 68-67 b.C. 4,2 g - 15,5 mm
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MARONEIA (Thrace) AR Tetradrachm. EF-/VF+. Dyonisos15 viewsObverse: Head of Dionysos right, wearing ivy wreath.
Reverse: ΔIONYΣOY ΣΩTHPOΣ / MAPΩNITΩN, Dionysos standing slightly left, holding grape bunch and narthex stalks; in fields, two monograms.

Very nice exemplar, in EF-/VF+, conserving complete details in both sides, including a precious head of the god Dyonisos. Quality silver.

BMC 252. Maroneia (Thrace) mint, circa late 2nd to early 1st Century BC. 16,6 g - 31 mm
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Caria. Mylasa. Eupolemos Æ15 / Overlapping Shields42 viewsAttribution: SNG Copenhagen (Macedonia) 1166
Date: circa 295-280 BC
Obverse: Three overlapping shields with spear heads on bosses
Reverse: EYΠO / ΛEMOY; Sword in sheath, monogram below
Size: 15.67 mm
Weight: 4.09 grams
Description: EF with choice silky patina
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Pannonian Celts, Syrmia Region, Kugelwange (Ball Cheek) Type, c. 2nd Century B.C.10 viewsPannonian Celts, Syrmia Region, Kugelwange (Ball Cheek) Type, c. 2nd Century B.C., Bronzetetradrachm, cf. Göbl OTA 197, Lanz 465; derived from the Macedonian Kingdom tetradrachms of Philip II. This type normally has a prominent raised round (ball) cheek, but on this example, the cheek is less prominent than most.

Syrmia is a fertile region of the Pannonian Plain in Europe, between the Danube and Sava rivers. Today, it is divided between Serbia in the east and Croatia in the west.
CE76349. Bronze tetradrachm, cf. Göbl OTA 197, Lanz 465; derived from the Macedonian Kingdom tetradrachms of Philip II, VF, tight flan, porous, Syrmia mint, weight 6.239g, maximum diameter 22.2mm, die axis 270o, c. 2nd century B.C.; obverse devolved laureate head of Zeus right, hair in arcs on both sides of central point, broad laurel wreath; reverse devolved horse trotting left, pellet in circle above
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ILLYRIA, DYRRACHION AR DRACHM, ETRATONIKOS & PARMENISKOU MAGISTRATES6 views

BMC 110, Centered Very Fine, 18.3mm, 3.22 grams, Struck Circa. Late 3rd to 2nd Century B.C.E.

Obverse: Cow standing right suckling calf; head of Helios above, ETRATONIKOS between

Reverse: Double stellate pattern within linear borders, DUR PAR MENIS KOU around
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ATTICA, Athens. 449-413 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.24 gm; 22 mm)30 viewsHelmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind. SNG Cop. 31; Starr pl. XXII, 7. Nicely struck on a compact flan. Elegant style with a full crest. Shallow marks on Athena's cheek. Choice Extremely Fine. Not from the recent hoards. Nice old-cabinet toning. 4 commentsMark R1
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ISLANDS OF THRACE, THASOS. Ca. 480-463 BC.41 viewsSilver Stater (8.52 gm; 21 mm). Satyr advancing right, carrying off protesting nymph / Quadripartite incuse square. Le Rider, Thasiennes 5; SNG Ashmolean 3661-2; SNG Cop. 1010-1. Well struck on a nice broad flan. Choice EF. Toned. 6 commentsMark R1
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BOEOTIA. Thebes. Ca. 395-338 BC. AR stater (12.05 gm). NGC XF 5/5 - 3/526 viewsBOEOTIA. Thebes. Ca. 395-338 BC. AR stater (12.05 gm). NGC XF 5/5 - 3/5. Kalli(machus?), magistrate, ca. 363-338 BC. Boeotian shield / Amphora; KA-ΛΛI across fields; all within concave circle. BCD Boiotia 555.3 commentsMark R1
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Sicily. HIMERA.. Ae hemilitron.. 420-408 B.C. 4 viewsObverse: Head of nymph Himera left wearing sphendone, six pellets before.

Reverse: Six pellets within laurel wreath.

Weight: 4.23 grams.

Diameter: 15.44 mm.

Choice EF
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Bruttium. The Bretti. . Ae double didrachm... 208-203 B.C..22 viewsObverse: Helmeted head of Ares left.

Reverse: Athena advancing right holding spear and shield, lyre in right field.

Weight: 14.32 grams.

Diameter: 25.47 mm.
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Indo-Greeks. AZES II. AR tetradrachm. 58-20 B.C.. Extremely Fine5 viewsObverse: King on horseback right.

Reverse: Athena Pallas standing right.

Weight:9.51 grams.

Diameter: 23.62 mm.
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Thrace. PANTIKAPAION. Ae 21. 310-303 B.C.36 viewsObverse: Bearded head of Satyr (or Pan) right.

Reverse: Forepart of griffin left, sturgeon below.

Weight: 6.91 grams.

Diameter: 21.69 mm.
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Baktria, Indo-Greek kingdom. MENANDER I Soter AR Drachm. EF+. Bust to left holding spear.63 viewsObverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΟΤΗΡΟΣ / ΜΕΝΑΝΔΡΟΥ. Diademed heroic bust of Menander I to left, seen from behind, wearing aegis over shoulder and brandishing spear.
Reverse: Athena Alkidemos advancing left, shield decorated with aegis over arm, hurling thunderbolt; monogram to right; Karosthi inscription around.

Issued by the mythic king Menander I, the most poweful ruler of the indo-greek kingdom of Baktria and the first western ruler to be converted to Buda´s faith.

EF+ condition, practically uncircullated, conserving absolutely full details in both sides, very bold relief relief and high quality silver.

Bopearachchi 7B. Circa 155-130 b.C. 2,4 g - 16,5 mm
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ARIARATHES V Eusebes Philopator AR Drachm. EF-/VF+. Athena Nikephoros11 viewsObverse:Diademed head right.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ ΑΡΙΑΡΑΘΟΥ EVΣΕBEΣ. Athena Nikephoros standing left; monograms to inner left and outer right, ΓΛ in exergue.
EF-/VF+ condition, conserving full details in both sides and very bold reliefs. Toned silver. Much better in hand than in photo (really).

SNG von Aulock 6269. Eusebeia-Mazaka mint, Circa 163-130 BC. 4,1 g - 17 mm
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KINGS of PAEONIA. Patraos. Circa 335-315 BC. AR Tetradrachm17 viewsKINGS of PAEONIA. Patraos. Circa 335-315 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26 mm, 12.62 g, 8h). Lustrous EF. Damastion mint(?). Laureate head of Apollo right / Warrior on horse rearing right, spearing enemy warrior who defends with shield and spear. Paeonian Hoard 434. Superb EF with unusually well struck up types. Irregular flan (not clipped or cut1 commentsMark R1
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Baktria, Indo-Greek kingdom. MENANDER I Soter 8 viewsBaktria, Indo-Greek kingdom. MENANDER I Soter AR Drachm. EF+. Athena Alkidemos.

Obverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΟΤΗΡΟΣ / ΜΕΝΑΝΔΡΟΥ. Diademed and draped bust right, wearing crested helmet adorned with bull's horn and ear.
Reverse: Athena Alkidemos advancing left, shield decorated with aegis over arm, hurling thunderbolt; monogram to right; Karosthi inscription around.

A precious exemplar of this interesting coin, issued by the mythic king Menander I, the most poweful ruler of the indo-greek kingdom of Baktria and the first western ruler to be converted to Buda´s faith.

EF+ condition, almost uncircullated, conserving absolutely full details in both sides, strong relief and high quality silver.

Bopearachchi 16I; SNG ANS 879-92. circa 155-130 b.C. 2,4 g - 17 mm
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DYNASTS OF LYCIA. Perikles AR Tetrobol. EF-. Circa 380-360 BC. Lions - Triskeles.25 viewsObverse: Facing scalp of lion.
Reverse: Lycian legend. Triskeles within incuse circle.

EF- condition, conserving complete details in both sides and bold reliefs. Quality silver.

SNG von Aulock 4254-5. Uncertain mint, possibly Limyra, Circa 380-360 BC. 3,0 g - 14 mm
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ANTIOCHUS VIII AR Drachm. EF-/EF. Antioch mint. Tripod.8 viewsObverse: Diademed head of Antiochus VIII right.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧοΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝοΥΣ. Sacrificial tripod decorated with laurel branches, two monograms in left field.

Good exemplar of this scarce type (only ONE exemplar auctioned in the last 19 years), in EF-/EF condition, conserving full details in both sides and very bold reliefs checkable at photo.

SC 2304. Antioch mint, 112-110 BC. 3,8 g - 16 mm
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Mn. Aemilius Lepidus AR Denarius. EF/EF-. Equestrian statue over acueduct35 viewsObverse: Laureate female bust right, in front ROMA behind star.
Reverse: MN AEMILIO. Equestrian statue on three arches, between arches L-E-P.

Nice exemplar of this interesting and uncommon issue, in EF/EF- condition, conserving full details in both sides, bold reliefs checkable at photo and a precious tone of silver.

Crawford 291/1. Rome mint, 114-113 b.C. 3,9 g - 18 mm
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Lucania. Metapontum AR Nomos / Barley Ear26 viewsAttribution: HN Italy 1589
Date: 340-330 BC
Obverse: Wreathed head of Demeter left
Reverse: META, Ear of barley with leaf to left, Griffin above leaf
Size: 18.72 mm
Weight: 7.16 grams
Description: VF.
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Chersonesos, Thrace, c. 400 - 338 B.C.11 viewsSilver hemidrachm, BMC Thrace p. 186, 46 (S); McClean II -; Weber II -; Dewing -; SNG Cop -, VF, obverse off center, tight flan, Chersonesos (Sevastopol, Ukraine), 2.204g, 12.5mm, c. 400 - 338 B.C.; obverse lion forepart right, head turned back left, tongue protruding; reverse quadripartite incuse square with alternating shallow and deeper sunken quarters, pellet, and S or M under pellet in the sunk opposite quadrants; rareMark R1
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ISTROS AR Drachm. EF-/EF. Eagle over Dolphin.33 viewsObverse: Facing male heads, the left inverted
Reverse: IΣTPIH. Sea-eagle left, grasping dolphin with talons.

in EF-/EF condition, conserving full details in both sides, very bold reliefs and high quality silver.

SNG BM Black Sea 237. Istros (Thrace) mint, 400-350 BC. 5,0 g - 17,5 mm
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PERGAMON (Mysia) AE16. EF. Athena - Heads of Bull. Circa 310-282 BC.29 viewsObverse: Helmeted and laureate head of Athena left.
Reverse: ΠEΡΓA. Confronted heads of bulls; ivy leaf above.

EF condition, conserving full details in both sides, very bold reliefs and a nice green patina totally natural.

SNG BN 1577-85 var. Pergamon (Mysia), Circa 310-282 BC. 4,0 g - 16 mm
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THESSALIAN LEAGUE AR Drachm. VF+. Apollo - Athena Itonia.37 viewsObverse: Laureate head of Apollo to right; to left, monogram of ΛΕΥ.
Reverse: ΘΕΣΣΑ / ΛΩΝ. Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear with her right hand and extending shield in her left; in field to left and right, Α-Ν.

Very nice thessalian drachm, in VF+ condition.

BMC 41, SNG Munich 212. Thessalian mint, Second half 2nd century BC. 4,1 g - 19 mm
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AMISOS (as Peiraieos) AR Drachm. EF/VF+. Hera - Owl over shield.12 viewsObverse: Head of Hera left, wearing ornamented stephanos.
Reverse: ΔΙ - AN / ΠEIP. owl, with wings spread, standing facing on shield.

Very nice exemplar of this scarce drachm, in EF/VF+ condition, really nice in hand, conserving complete details in both sides, bold reliefs and good quality silver.

HGC 7, 229. Amisos mint, 435-370 BC. 5,5 g - 18 mm
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PERGAMON (Mysia) AE18. EF-/EF. Athena Nikoforos - Trophy of arms.27 viewsObverse: Helmeted head of Athena right.
Reverse: AΘHNAΣ NIKHΦOΡOΥ. Trophy of arms.

Excellent exemplar of pergamente bronze, in EF-/EF condition (very few circullated), conserving full details in both sides, very bold reliefs checkable at photo and precious green patina.

SNG Cop 396. Pergamon mint, 2nd Century b.C. 6,9 g - 18 mm
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Argolis. Argos AR Hemidrachm / Wolf37 viewsAttribution: BCD Peloponnesos 1177
Date: 90-40BC
Obverse: Forepart of wolf left
Reverse: Large A, eagle standing right below
Size: 13.66 mm
Weight: 1.91 grams
Description: VF off center strike
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Bruttium Kroton AR Nomos / Tripod36 viewsAttribution: SNG ANS 264
Date: 480-430 BC
Obverse: Tripod with legs terminating in lions feet
Reverse: Incuse of obverse
Size: 19.07mm
Weight: 7.94 grams
Description: A nice nomos with sharp detail
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PAMPHYLIA. Aspendus. Ca. mid-5th century BC. AR stater 28 viewsPAMPHYLIA. Aspendus. Ca. mid-5th century BC. AR stater (19mm, 10.79 gm). Choice VF, Fine Style. Ca. 465-430 BC. Helmeted nude hoplite advancing right, spear forward in right hand, oval shield in left / Triskeles clockwise within incuse square. cf. Classical Numismatic Group, Electronic Auction 429 (26 September 2018), lot 167, otherwise unpublished. Fine style for the series. 2 commentsMark R1
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CILICIA. Celenderis. Ca. 425-350 BC. AR stater (20mm, 10.69 gm, 9h)13 viewsCILICIA. Celenderis. Ca. 425-350 BC. AR stater (20mm, 10.69 gm, 9h). VF. Persic standard, ca. 425-400 BC. Youthful nude male rider, holding reins in right hand and kentron in left, dismounting from horse prancing to left; A below / KEΛ, goat with long whiskers kneeling left, head right; two long stalks above, one terminating in flower, the other in large ivy leaf, all in incuse circle. BMC -. SNG France 2, 46. Mark R1
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PARTHIAN KINGDOM. Mithradates II (ca. 121-91 BC). AR drachm (21mm, 4.04 gm, 12h). Choice XF13 viewsPARTHIAN KINGDOM. Mithradates II (ca. 121-91 BC). AR drachm (21mm, 4.04 gm, 12h). Choice XF. Ecbatana, ca. 120/19-109 BC. Diademed, draped bust of Mithradates II left, wearing long pointed beard / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜEΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣ-ΑΚΟΥ EΠIΦANOYΣ, archer in Parthian dress (Arsaces I) enthroned right, holding bow outward, cloak ends in pellet under throne; Δ in outer left field. Sunrise -. Shore 78. Sellwood 26.2.

Ex H. Schulman, private sale (June 1965).
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CILICIA. Tarsus (?). Ca. late 5th century BC. AR stater (21mm, 10.74 gm, 6h). NGC AU12 viewsCILICIA. Tarsus (?). Ca. late 5th century BC. AR stater (21mm, 10.74 gm, 6h). NGC AU 3/5 - 5/5, die shift. Side-view of fortified city walls with three crenelated towers, soldiers (?) on patrol between towers / Forepart of bull kneeling right, ankh to lower right. BMC -. SNG France 2 -. SNG Levante -. Casabonne -.

The attribution to Tarsus is based on the style and fabric of the flan, as well as the ankh symbol on the reverse. This symbol was clearly important to the people of Tarsus as the Great King is sometimes depicted carrying it upward by the shaft (cf. SNG France 2, 209); or displayed by itself as on the obol issue cf. SNG France 2, 207; or sometime as a device decorating the fields as on the previous lot in this sale. Another connecting theme is seen on satrapal Tarsus staters of the 4th century BC with lion and bull above crenelated city walls.
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PAMPHYLIA. Side. Ca. 5th century BC. AR stater (18mm, 10.81 gm, 9h)50 viewsPAMPHYLIA. Side. Ca. 5th century BC. AR stater (18mm, 10.81 gm, 9h). About VF. Ca. 430-400 BC. Pomegranate, beaded border / Head of Athena right, wearing Corinthian helmet pushed back on head, all within shallow incuse square. SNG France 628-9. SNG von Aulock 4765. 3 commentsMark R1
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ARCADIA. Cleitor. Ca. 370-350 BC. AR obol (12mm, 0.85 gm, 3h). 30 viewsARCADIA. Cleitor. Ca. 370-350 BC. AR obol (12mm, 0.85 gm, 3h). NGC MS 4/5 - 3/5. Head of Athena right wearing crested Attic helmet with upturned cheek flap; Λ behind / Κ-Λ-H, horse galloping right, trailing rein. BCD Peloponnesos 1420-1. 2 commentsMark R1
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MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Alexander III the Great (336-323 BC)10 viewsMACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Alexander III the Great (336-323 BC). AR tetradrachm (27mm, 16.92 gm, 3h). NGC Choice XF 5/5 - 4/5. Early posthumous issue of Tyre, under Ptolemy I Soter, as satrap, dated Regnal Year 35 of Azemilkos (315/4 BC). Head of Heracles right, wearing lion skin headdress, paws tied before neck / AΛEΞANΔPOY, Zeus seated left on backless throne, right leg drawn back, feet on stool, eagle in right hand, scepter in left; ?O (Phoenician for Azemilkos) to right of ||||| - // (date) in left field. Price 3291 (Ake).

For the reattribution of the Alexander series of Ake (Price) to Tyre, see A. Lemaire, "Le monnayage de Tyr et celui dit d'Akko dans la deuxième moitié du IV siècle avant J.-C.," RN 1976, and G. Le Rider, Alexander the Great: Coinage, Finances, and Policy (Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 2007), pp. 125-34.
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Cistophorus, Pergamon, , Silver, SNG von Aulock:7472 92-88 BC13 viewsBasket (cista mystica) from which snake coils, around, ivy wreath with fruits
Two snakes coiled around a bow case, between the snake heads, ΑΠ ΠΡΥ as monogram in wreath, to left, monogram of ΠΕΡΓ, to right, thyrsos entwined by a serpent
CHARACTERISTICS
COMPOSITION Silver
MINT NAME Pergamon
DENOMINATION Cistophorus
YEAR 92-88 BC
SNG VON AULOCK 7472
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Acarnania, Leucas, Stater, Leukas, EF(40-45), Silver, Pozzi:1317v26 viewsCOIN CONDITION EF(40-45)
MAIN CATEGORY Coins
COMPOSITION Silver
WEIGHT (GRAMS) 7.90
DENOMINATION Stater
GREECE PROVINCE Akarnania
GREEK COIN THEME Leucas
POZZI 1317v
MINT NAME Leukas
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Mysia, Parion, Hemidrachm, Variety, , Silver, SNG France:--21 viewsCoin, Mysia, Parion, 4th century BC, Hemidrachm, , Silver, SNG France:--
Bull standing left, head reverted; pellet between hind legs
Facing gorgoneion
rare variety with pellet between hind legs
CARACTERISTICS
COIN RARITY rare variety
COMPOSITION Silver
GREECE PROVINCE Mysia
DIAMETER 12.5
DENOMINATION Hemidrachm
GREEK COIN THEME Parion
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Macedonia, Terone, Tetrobol, 424-422 BC21 viewsMacedonia, Terone, Tetrobol, 424-422 BC, , Silver, HGC:3.1-696
Oinochoe
Quadripartite incuse square
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CARACTERISTICS
COIN CONDITION COMMENTS high relief
PATINA dark patina
PATINA ancient patina
FLAN well-centered flan
COMPOSITION Silver
DIAMETER 15
DENOMINATION Tetrobol
YEAR 424-422 BC
GREECE PROVINCE Macedonia
HGC 3.1-696
GREEK COIN THEME Terone
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CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 272-240 BC.24 viewsCALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 272-240 BC. AR Nomos (20mm, 6.48 g, 9h). Warrior on horseback right, holding shield and spear; DI above; APO[LL/WNIOS] in two lines below / Phalanthos riding dolphin left, head facing with flowing chlamys around left arm, holding trident in right hand; crowning Nike to left; waves below. Vlasto 894-898; HN Italy 1038. Lustrous2 commentsMark R1
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SELEUKID EMPIRE. Antiochos VI Dionysos. 144-142 BC. 17 viewsSELEUKID EMPIRE. Antiochos VI Dionysos. 144-142 BC. AR Drachm (18mm, 4.23 g, 1h). Antioch on the Orontes mint. Dated SE 169 (144/3 BC). Radiate and diademed head right / Apollo, testing arrow and resting hand on bow, seated left on omphalos; Φ between Apollo’s feet, [Θ]ΞP (date) and ΣT[A] in exergue. SC 2002.1a; HGC 9, 1036a; DCA 182. Beautifully toned and lustrous.1 commentsMark R1
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THRACE, Byzantion. Circa 387/6-340 BC. AR Drachm9 viewsTHRACE, Byzantion. Circa 387/6-340 BC. AR Drachm (16mm, 3.77 g). Bull standing left on dolphin left; monogram to lower left / Quadripartite incuse square with stippled quarters. Schönert-Geiss, Byzantion, Period II.2, Obv. Group VII; SNG BM Black Sea 8–11 var. (obv. control mark).Mark R1
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LYCIAN LEAGUE. Masicytes. Ca. 32-30 BC.19 viewsLYCIAN LEAGUE. Masicytes. Ca. 32-30 BC. AR hemidrachm (15mm, 1.78 gm, 12h). XF. Head of Apollo right, wearing taenia / ΛΥΚΙΩΝ, cithara; M-A/Σ-I across fields, all within incuse square. RPC I 3304. Troxell, LL, 104-109. 1 commentsMark R1
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ATTICA. Athens. Ca. 2nd-1st centuries BC. AR tetradrachm8 viewsATTICA. Athens. Ca. 2nd-1st centuries BC. AR tetradrachm (34mm, 16.94 gm, 12h). NGC XF 4/5 - 3/5, brushed, die shift. New Style coinage, ca. 148/7 BC, Ammo(nius) and Dio-, magistrates. Head of Athena right, wearing triple-crested Attic helmet decorated with a vine scroll, Pegasus above solid upturned cheek flap / A-ΘE / AM/MΩ / ΔIO, owl standing facing on overturned amphora; kerchnos in left field, A below, all within wreath. Thompson 101a. 3 commentsMark R1
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Macedonian Kingdom, Demetrius I Poliorketes, 306 - 283 B.C., Silverdrachm16 viewsThe bull's horns suggest Demetrius' relationship to Poseidon is the same as Alexander's to Zeus Ammon. The portrait is individualized, but evokes the image of Alexander. Demetrios was the first to assimilate elements of Alexander's deified portrait and the first living ruler to portray himself as a god on coins.
SH88881. Silver drachm, Newell 154, SNG München 1051, SNG Alpha Bank -, SNG Cop -, VF, attractive style, toned, edge splits, Euboea, Chalkis(?) mint, weight 4.202g, maximum diameter 20.0mm, die axis 0o, c. 290 - 287 B.C.; obverse Demetrios diademed head right with horns of a bull, the animal sacred to Demetrios' patron deity, Poseidon; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ∆HMHTPIOY, Poseidon standing left, right foot on rock, trident in left (apparently inspired by the Lateran Poseidon, a statue by Lysippos, court sculptor of Alexander), monogram inner left; ex Gorny & Mosch Giessener, auction 257, lot 334; very rare
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Roman Republic, Q. Minucius M.f. Thermus, 103 B.C., Silverdenarius12 viewsThe reverse refers to the moneyer's ancestor, Q. Minucius Q. f. L. n. Thermus, consul in 193 B.C., who distinguished himself by his bravery against the Ligurians.
RR88379. Silver denarius, Crawford 319/1, Sydenham 592, RSC I Minucia 19, BMCRR Italy 653, RBW Collection 1174, SRCV I 197, gVF, attractive style, light marks, some die wear, exergue not fully struck, Rome mint, weight 3.670g, maximum diameter 19.2mm, die axis 60o, 103 B.C.; obverse head of Mars left, wearing crested helmet, side ornamented with feather and annulet; reverse Roman soldier, on the left, fighting a barbarian, on the right, protecting a fallen comrade in center below, each holding a sword and shield, Roman soldier holds oval shield ornamented with a thunderbolt, barbarian wears a horned helmet, Q•TERM•MF in exergue
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Larissa, Thessaly, Greece, c. 356 - 342 B.C.10 viewsThe obverse of most of the coins of Larissa depicted the nymph of the local spring, Larissa, for whom the town was named. The choice was probably inspired by the famous coins of Kimon depicting the Syracusan nymph Arethusa. The reverse usually depicted a horse in various poses. The horse was an appropriate symbol of Thessaly, a land of plains, which was well known for its horses. On other coins, there is a male figure, probably the eponymous hero of the Thessalians, Thessalos.
GS73426. Silver drachm, BCD Thessaly II 324; BMC Thessaly p. 31, 76; SNG Cop 122; HGC 4 453, gF, etched surfaces, porous, Larissa mint, weight 5.781g, maximum diameter 20.4mm, die axis 315o, c. 356 - 342 B.C.; obverse head of nymph Larissa facing slightly left, wearing ampyx, earring, and wire necklace; reverse horse crouching right, left foreleg raised, preparing to lie down, ΛAPIΣ/AIΩN in two lines, first line in exergue, ending above; ex BCD Collection with his tag noting, "G/ni ex Thessaly, May 1997, SFr 60.-"
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Syracuse Fourth Democracy (289 - 287 B.C.)22 viewsNumismatic evidence suggests that republican government existed for a few years between the death of Agathokles and Hicetas' assumption of power; this is sometimes referred to as the Fourth Democracy (289 - 287 B.C.). GB88303. Bronze AE 22, Calciati II p. , 148 Ds 59/1, cf. SNG Cop 782 (uncertain control), HGC 2 148 (R2) var. (∆ vice thunderbolt), SNG ANS -, gVF, superb style, well centered on a tight flan cutting off the obverse legend, brown patina, some hard green encrustation, Syracuse, Sicily mint, weight 8.524g, maximum diameter 21.7mm, die axis 270o, 289 - 288 B.C.; obverse DIOΣ EΛEYΘEPOY, laureate head of Zeus Eleutherios left, thunderbolt behind; reverse thunderbolt with four wings, ΣYPAK/OΣIΩN in two lines, above and below; ex CNG e-auction 233 (26 May 2010), lot 110; ex Harlan J. Berk.4 commentsMark R1
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Apollonia Pontika, Thrace, 410 - 323 B.C.5 viewsApollo is one of the most important and complex of the Olympian deities in ancient Greek and Roman religion and Greek and Roman mythology. The ideal of the kouros (a beardless, athletic youth), Apollo has been variously recognized as a god of light and the sun, truth and prophecy, healing, plague, music, poetry, and more. Apollo is the son of Zeus and Leto, and has a twin sister, the chaste huntress Artemis.
GS88290. Silver diobol, Topalov Apollonia p. 387, 6 and p. 596, 56; SGCV I 1657, SNG Cop 459 - 461; HGC 3.2 1315, aEF, slightly off center, some porosity, small edge split, Apollonia Pontica (Sozopol, Bulgaria) mint, weight 1.256g, maximum diameter 10.2mm, die axis 180o, 410/404 - 341/323 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Apollo facing with short hair; reverse anchor flukes up, thick flukes, A left, crayfish right; ex Numismatik Lanz (2010)
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Kios, Bithynia, c. 340 - 315 B.C.15 viewsTraditionally, the earliest precious metal coinage of Kios has been dated after Alexander the Great's capture of Kios in 334 B.C. More recently, however, Oliver Hoover and other numismatists suggest this type, struck on a Persic standard, was probably minted to pay mercenaries to defend against Alexander's invasion, which began in 336 B.C.
GS89610. Silver siglos, Rec Gén I.2 p. 311, 2, pl. XLIX, 7; HGC 7 552 (R2); BMC Pontos -, SNG Cop -, SNGvA -, VF, attractive style, toned, light marks, a little off center, edge split, Kios (near Gemlik, Turkey) mint, weight 4.890g, maximum diameter 17.6mm, die axis 0o, Nikas, magistrate, c. 340 - 315 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Apollo right; reverse war galley prow left, ornamented with star over an apotropaic eye, waves indicated on side of hull, NIKAΣ (magistrate's name) above; ex CNG e-auction 438, lot 132; very rare
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Sikyon, Peloponnesos, Greece, c. 100 - 60 B.C.9 viewsThe affectionate dove, the bird of love, was sacred to the goddess of love, Venus (Aphrodite). Doves were said to draw her heavenly chariot, and the Syrian Aphrodite Ashtarte was said to have been hatched from an egg and nursed by doves. The phrase attributed to Jesus, "Be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves" (Matthew 10.16), was no random metaphor but a traditional Syrian invocation.
GS87458. Silver triobol, BCD Peloponnesos 344.1; BMC Peloponnesus p. 52, 197; HGC 5 217 (S), aVF, toned, off center, reverse double struck, die wear, porous, Sikyon mint, weight 2.158g, maximum diameter 15.5mm, die axis 135o, magistrate Olympiadas, c. 100 - 60 B.C.; obverse dove flying right, no control symbol; reverse large Σ, OΛYM/ΠI-A/∆AΣ in three horizontal lines, all within incuse square
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PHOCIS FEDERAL COINAGE AR TRIOBOL, 3rd SACRED WAR26 views

BMC 81, BCD 294, GVF/AEF, 13.7mm, 2.64 grams, Struck Circa. 354 - 352 B.C.E. under Onymarchos

Obverse: Bull's head facing
Reverse: Laureate head of Apollo right, lyre behind, monograms below

Nicer than the great majority of these. Bull struck in high relief and usually well worn. This level of detail scarcely seen.

Ex: Hanberry collection, 1970's - early 1990's
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Thrace, Pantikapaion, Tauric Chersonesos, 2nd - 1st Century B.C23 viewsPan is the Greek god of shepherds and flocks, fields, groves, mountain wilderness, and wooded glens, hunting, rustic music, theatrical criticism, and companion of the nymphs. He is connected to fertility and the season of spring. He has the hindquarters, legs, and horns of a goat and is usually represented in the form of a satyr, with a cloak of goat's skin, playing the Syrinx, or flute of seven pipes, and holding the pedum or pastoral staff.

GB88294. Bronze AE 18, MacDonald Bosporus 67, SNG Cop 32, SNG BM 890, SNG Stancomb 557, Anokhin 132, HGC 7 84, gVF, beveled obverse edge, casting sprue remnant, edge crack, scratches, reverse slightly off center, Pantikapaion (Kerch, Crimea) mint, weight 4.854g, maximum diameter 17.7mm, die axis 0o, c. 2nd - 1st century B.C.; obverse head of Pan left; reverse ΠAN, head of bull left; ex Frascatius Ancient Coins
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Kyzikos, Mysia, c. 450 - 400 B.C.7 viewsDuring the Peloponnesian War, 431 - 404 B.C., Cyzicus was subject alternately to the Athenians and Lacedaemonians. In the naval Battle of Cyzicus in 410, an Athenian fleet completely destroyed a Spartan fleet. At the peace of Antalcidas in 387, like the other Greek cities in Asia, it was made over to Persia. Alexander the Great captured it from the Persians in 334 B.C.
GA87967. Silver hemiobol, von Fritze III 14; SNG Kayhan 57; SNG BnF 375; SNG Cop 49; BMC Mysia p. 35, 120; SNGvA -, VF, toned, light marks, light etching, Kyzikos (Kapu Dagh, Turkey) mint, weight 0.347g, maximum diameter 9.8mm, die axis 180o, c. 450 - 400 B.C.; obverse forepart of boar running left, tunny fish upwards behind; reverse head of roaring lion left, star of four rays above, all in incuse square
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Ephesos, Ionia, c. 48 - 27 B.C.6 viewsEphesos, on the west coast of Anatolia, was one of the 12 cities of the Ionian League. It was famous for its Temple of Artemis, completed around 550 B.C., one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The usual symbols of this nature-goddess are the torch, stag, and the bee. Coins of Ephesos most frequently depict a bee on the obverse. The high-priest of the temple of Artemis was called the King Bee, while the virgin priestesses were called honey-bees (Melissae). Ephesus was one of the seven churches of Asia cited in the Book of Revelation and the Gospel of John may have been written there.
GB88324. Bronze AE 16, SNG Cop 350 - 351, SNG München 92, Head Ephesus p. 76, BMC Ionia -, SNGvA -, SNG München -, SNG Kayhan -, F, dark green patina with buff earthen highlighting, slightly off center, scratches, Ephesos mint, weight 3.305g, maximum diameter 16.1mm, die axis 0o, magistrate Iason, c. 48 - 27 B.C.; obverse bee with straight wings seen from above, tiny E-Φ flanking head inside forelegs, all within laurel wreath; reverse stag standing right, head right, fillet in mouth, grounded long torch on far side of stag in center background, IAΣΩN (magistrate's name) in exergue; ex Münzhandlund Ritter
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Kyme, Aiolis, c. 320 - 250 B.C.8 viewsKyme was conquered by Croesus, king of Lydia, and ruled successively by the Persians, Macedonians, Seleucids, and Pergamenes. Attalus III, the last king of Pergamum, bequeathed Aeolis to Rome in 133 B.C. Shortly afterward, it was made part of the Roman province of Asia. Aeolis was under Byzantine rule until the early 15th century, when the Ottoman Turks occupied the area.
GB88291. Bronze AE 17, BMC Troas p. 109, 50 var. (same magistrate, monogram variant), SNGvA 1629 var. (same), SNG Munchen 476 var. (same), SNG Cop -, SNG Tübingen -, VF, brown tone, porous, Kyme (near Nemrut Limani, Turkey) mint, weight 4.986g, maximum diameter 16.7mm, die axis 0o, c. 320 - 250 B.C.; obverse forepart of a bridled horse right, KY upper left, ΠE∆IEYΣ (magistrate's name) below; reverse one-handled vase, monogram left; ex Frascatius Ancient Coins.
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Thrace, Maroneia, Stater, 385-360 BC17 viewsMetrodotos, magistrate, , Silver
Free horse rearing right
Grape arbor in linear square; ΕΠΙ / ΜΗΤ - ΡΟΔ - ΩΡΟ around; all within shallow incuse square
CHARACTERISTICS
COMPOSITION Silver
DIAMETER 26
GREECE PROVINCE Thrace
DENOMINATION Stater
GREEK COIN THEME Maroneia
MINT NAME Not Applicable
PRODUCT TYPE Coin
YEAR 385-360 BC
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