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Kings Of Persis. Pakor I (early to mid first century A.D.)26 viewsSear GI 5946; Klose & Müseler 4/29; Tyler-Smith 178 (Pakor II); Alram 597-598 (Pakor II); Sunrise 608-610; BMC Arabia pg. 229, 3

AR Hemidrachm, Persepolis (Fars Province, Iran) mint; .52 g., 10.21 mm. max., 90°

Obv: Bearded bust left, wearing diadem.

Rev: Triskeles with Aramaic inscription around.
2 commentsStkp02/01/19 at 15:29quadrans: Nice one
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Kings Of Persis. Pakor I (early to mid first century A.D.)26 viewsSear GI 5946; Klose & Müseler 4/29; Tyler-Smith 178 (Pakor II); Alram 597-598 (Pakor II); Sunrise 608-610; BMC Arabia pg. 229, 3

AR Hemidrachm, Persepolis (Fars Province, Iran) mint; .52 g., 10.21 mm. max., 90°

Obv: Bearded bust left, wearing diadem.

Rev: Triskeles with Aramaic inscription around.
2 commentsStkp02/01/19 at 06:53shanxi: interesting
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Thessaly. Thessalian League30 viewsSGCV --, Franke, Geschicte 4; BCD Thessaly II 15

AR Obol. .45 g., 7.43 mm. max., 180°

Struck ca. 470s-460s B.C.

Obv: Head and neck of bridled horse right

Rev: AΘ- ΦΕ, Grain ear in incuse square

The Thessalian League was a loose confederacy of city-states and tribes in the Thessalian valley in Northern Greece. The seat of the Thessalian diet was Larissa.
2 commentsStkp12/05/18 at 17:15quadrans: Another nice piece
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Thessaly. Thessalian League30 viewsSGCV --, Franke, Geschicte 4; BCD Thessaly II 15

AR Obol. .45 g., 7.43 mm. max., 180°

Struck ca. 470s-460s B.C.

Obv: Head and neck of bridled horse right

Rev: AΘ- ΦΕ, Grain ear in incuse square

The Thessalian League was a loose confederacy of city-states and tribes in the Thessalian valley in Northern Greece. The seat of the Thessalian diet was Larissa.
2 commentsStkp12/05/18 at 15:44okidoki: very nice
GRK_celtic_drachm_imitating_Alexander_III,_OTA_Table_43,_Type_577-578.jpg
Celtic, Danube Region, Uncertain Tribe. Imitating Type of Alexander III of Macedon77 viewsCCCBM I 215; Göbl, OTA Table 43, Type 577-578; Sammlung Lanz 896-897

AR drachm; struck in the Danube region circa second to first centuries B.C.; 3.24 g., 18.48 mm. max., 0°

Obv: Stylized head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress.

Rev: Stylized Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre; amphora in inner left field.
3 commentsStkp09/03/18 at 13:18djmacdo: A lovely example. Note the wine amphora in the fi...
GRK_celtic_drachm_imitating_Alexander_III,_OTA_Table_43,_Type_577-578.jpg
Celtic, Danube Region, Uncertain Tribe. Imitating Type of Alexander III of Macedon77 viewsCCCBM I 215; Göbl, OTA Table 43, Type 577-578; Sammlung Lanz 896-897

AR drachm; struck in the Danube region circa second to first centuries B.C.; 3.24 g., 18.48 mm. max., 0°

Obv: Stylized head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress.

Rev: Stylized Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre; amphora in inner left field.
3 commentsStkp08/30/18 at 15:33Lee S: Nice!
GRK_celtic_drachm_imitating_Alexander_III,_OTA_Table_43,_Type_577-578.jpg
Celtic, Danube Region, Uncertain Tribe. Imitating Type of Alexander III of Macedon77 viewsCCCBM I 215; Göbl, OTA Table 43, Type 577-578; Sammlung Lanz 896-897

AR drachm; struck in the Danube region circa second to first centuries B.C.; 3.24 g., 18.48 mm. max., 0°

Obv: Stylized head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress.

Rev: Stylized Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre; amphora in inner left field.
3 commentsStkp08/11/18 at 07:43quadrans: Very interesting coin...
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Ionia. Miletos.27 viewsSear 3532; SNG Kayhan 476-482; SNG Keckman 273; SNG Copenhagen 944-951; BMC Ionia p 185, 14-22.

AR diobol (1/12th stater); struck late 6th to early 5th century B.C., .1.03 g., 9.09 mm. max., 0°

Obv.: Forepart of lion right, head turned back left.

Rev.: Stellate pattern in square incuse punch.

One of the earliest coins struck in silver.
1 commentsStkp05/09/15 at 23:04n.igma: Very nice!
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Boeotia, Thebes, federal coinage.47 viewsSear 2395, SNG Copenhagen 340-341; BMC Central Greece pg. 83, 151; Hepworth 63; BCD Boeotia 555.

AR Stater (12.21 gr., 20 mm.), by magistrate Kalli ca. 363-338 B.C.

Obv: Boeotian shield.

Rev: Amphora, KA-LLI to left and right, within incuse concave circle.
3 commentsStkp11/04/11 at 19:52crawforde: Nice pick, that amphora nicely centered and detail...
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Macedonian Kingdom76 viewsSear 6713-20 var; Price 3602; Newell __, Group 2; Müller 671.

AR tetradrachm (17.10 gr., 25 mm.), struck by Alexander III the Great (336-323 B.C.E.) at Babylon ca. 325-323 B.C.E. (his last lifetime issue).

Obv: Head of beardless Herakles facing right, wearing Nemian lion’s skin headdress.

Rev: Zeus seated left (on throne with back, his legs parallel, feet on stool), holding eagle and scepter, M to left, ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to right, monogram beneath thrown.

Alexander adopted the Attic weight standard for his silver coinage.

Note on Characteristics of Newell Group 2: The coins carry the letter M as the magistrate’s mark together with this monogram or an M with both this monogram and a symbol (33 are known). The legs of Zeus are parallel. The legend is ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, and then ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ. The dies are not necessarily aligned at 0-degrees (as in Group 1). There are 77 obverse dies. Price (1991) wrote that “this group of issues, with its closely knit interlocking of obverse dies, has every aspect of a large-scale production over a relatively short period of time.” Le Rider (1991) suggested that Groups 1 and 2 were issued in parallel with one-another, essentially in different workshops.

Note on Mint Attribution: Imhoof-Blumer (1895) noted that the M-ΛY on lion tetradrachms issued by Mazaeus as satrap of Alexander at Babylon (331-328 B.C.E.) also appear on Newell’s Group 3 tetradrachms. Newell (1923) concluded that, since his Groups 1-3 tetradrachms form an ensemble, they were all issued in Babylon. Price (1991) questioned but did not depart from this attribution. LeRider (2007) agrees with this attribution, adding that eight of the nine symbols that appear with the Γ on certain lion tetradrachms also appear on Newell’s Groups 1-2 tetradrachms.

Note on Dating: Newell Group 2 is dated to 329-324/3 B.C.E., per Newell (1923); to 329/8-23/2 B.C.E., per Waggoner (in Mørkholm (1979)); to 325-323 B.C.E., per Price (1991); and to 324/3-322/1 B.C.E., per LeRider (2007), with the posthumous issues within the group including ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ in the legend. This coin was Alexander’s last lifetime issue.
2 commentsStkp07/10/11 at 10:44David Atherton: Fantastic coin with a beautiful reverse.
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Macedonian Kingdom76 viewsSear 6713-20 var; Price 3602; Newell __, Group 2; Müller 671.

AR tetradrachm (17.10 gr., 25 mm.), struck by Alexander III the Great (336-323 B.C.E.) at Babylon ca. 325-323 B.C.E. (his last lifetime issue).

Obv: Head of beardless Herakles facing right, wearing Nemian lion’s skin headdress.

Rev: Zeus seated left (on throne with back, his legs parallel, feet on stool), holding eagle and scepter, M to left, ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to right, monogram beneath thrown.

Alexander adopted the Attic weight standard for his silver coinage.

Note on Characteristics of Newell Group 2: The coins carry the letter M as the magistrate’s mark together with this monogram or an M with both this monogram and a symbol (33 are known). The legs of Zeus are parallel. The legend is ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, and then ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ. The dies are not necessarily aligned at 0-degrees (as in Group 1). There are 77 obverse dies. Price (1991) wrote that “this group of issues, with its closely knit interlocking of obverse dies, has every aspect of a large-scale production over a relatively short period of time.” Le Rider (1991) suggested that Groups 1 and 2 were issued in parallel with one-another, essentially in different workshops.

Note on Mint Attribution: Imhoof-Blumer (1895) noted that the M-ΛY on lion tetradrachms issued by Mazaeus as satrap of Alexander at Babylon (331-328 B.C.E.) also appear on Newell’s Group 3 tetradrachms. Newell (1923) concluded that, since his Groups 1-3 tetradrachms form an ensemble, they were all issued in Babylon. Price (1991) questioned but did not depart from this attribution. LeRider (2007) agrees with this attribution, adding that eight of the nine symbols that appear with the Γ on certain lion tetradrachms also appear on Newell’s Groups 1-2 tetradrachms.

Note on Dating: Newell Group 2 is dated to 329-324/3 B.C.E., per Newell (1923); to 329/8-23/2 B.C.E., per Waggoner (in Mørkholm (1979)); to 325-323 B.C.E., per Price (1991); and to 324/3-322/1 B.C.E., per LeRider (2007), with the posthumous issues within the group including ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ in the legend. This coin was Alexander’s last lifetime issue.
2 commentsStkp07/09/11 at 22:02Randygeki(h2): Very awesome coin!
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Macedonian Kingdom32 viewsSear 6684 var., Le Rider pl. 47, 18 var. (without the I to the right of the Δ).

AR Tetradrachm (23-24 mm.), struck in the name of Philip II (359-336 B.C.) under Cassander (Regent 317-305 B.C.; King 305-297 B.C.) or his sons, Philip IV (297 B.C.) and Alexander V (297-294 B.C.) at Amphipolis, ca. 315-294 B.C. (per Le Rider) or ca. 320-315 B.C. (per Price).

Obv: Laureate head of Zeus right.

Rev: ΦIΛΙΠ-ΠΟΥ above young naked jockey astride racehorse prancing right, carrying long palm frond of victory in right hand and holding reins in left hand; Λ above race-torch below horse; Δ below horse’s foreleg.

Philip II claimed descent from Zeus, and hence adopted the head of Zeus for his obverse. The image is thought to possibly be inspired by the great statue of Zeus by Phidias at Olympia, which was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. The reverse celebrates Philip's victories at the Olympic games, where his racehorses were victorious in the games of 356 B.C. and possibly again in 348 B.C.

Philip adopted the Chalcidian weight standard (c. 14.45 g.) for his tetradrachm, in an effort to replace the Chalcidian League's coinage at that standard after his sacking of Olynthus in Chalcidice in 348 B.C. The expansion of Macedonia under Philip resulted in its coinage overtaking Athenian owls as the leading currency of the Greek world. The type continued to be struck long after the death of Philip. The type was imitated in tribal lands north of Macedonia up to the first century B.C.
1 commentsStkp06/14/10 at 07:03Enodia: a very noble looking Zeus... nice coin.
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Corinthia, Corinth.28 viewsSear 2631 var., Ravel 1083; Calciati (Pegasi) I pg. 270, 459.

AR Stater (8.03 gr., 25 mm), struck ca. 345-307 B.C.

Obv: Pegasos with pointed wings flying left, koppa beneath.

Rev: Head of Athena wearing Corinthian helmet and leather cap facing left, Δ-I flanking and statuette of Athena holding shield and spear facing left, behind.
2 commentsStkp06/13/10 at 08:43Randygeki(h2): nice!
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Attica, Athens.46 viewsSear 2526, SNG Copenhagen 31.

AR Tetradrachm (24 mm.), struck 454 to 393 B.C.

Obv: Head of Athena right wearing helmet Athena's helmet decorated with floral scroll and three olive leaves.

Rev: AΘE to left, owl standing right, olive sprig and crescent to left; all within incuse.
1 commentsStkp06/13/10 at 08:42Randygeki(h2): cool pick up, hopw I can eventualy get on
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Corinthia, Corinth.28 viewsSear 2631 var., Ravel 1083; Calciati (Pegasi) I pg. 270, 459.

AR Stater (8.03 gr., 25 mm), struck ca. 345-307 B.C.

Obv: Pegasos with pointed wings flying left, koppa beneath.

Rev: Head of Athena wearing Corinthian helmet and leather cap facing left, Δ-I flanking and statuette of Athena holding shield and spear facing left, behind.
2 commentsStkp06/12/10 at 05:57mihali84: Beautiful Athena
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Boeotia, Thebes, federal coinage.47 viewsSear 2395, SNG Copenhagen 340-341; BMC Central Greece pg. 83, 151; Hepworth 63; BCD Boeotia 555.

AR Stater (12.21 gr., 20 mm.), by magistrate Kalli ca. 363-338 B.C.

Obv: Boeotian shield.

Rev: Amphora, KA-LLI to left and right, within incuse concave circle.
3 commentsStkp06/10/10 at 06:49Tibsi: Very nice coin!
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Boeotia, Thebes, federal coinage.47 viewsSear 2395, SNG Copenhagen 340-341; BMC Central Greece pg. 83, 151; Hepworth 63; BCD Boeotia 555.

AR Stater (12.21 gr., 20 mm.), by magistrate Kalli ca. 363-338 B.C.

Obv: Boeotian shield.

Rev: Amphora, KA-LLI to left and right, within incuse concave circle.
3 commentsStkp06/10/10 at 01:09Randygeki(h2): nice
     
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