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Bruttium, the Brettii: Anonymous (ca. 214-211 BCE) Æ Double – Didrachm (Scheu, Bronze 1; HN Italy 1975)42 viewsObv: Helmeted head of Ares left; two pellets to right, grain ear below
Rev: Nike standing left, erecting trophy; cornucopia between


2 commentsQuant.Geek04/10/19 at 05:20Jay GT4: Exceptional
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Macedonian Kingdom: Alexander III 'the Great' (336-323 BCE) Æ Hemiobol, Tarsus (Price 3030)17 viewsObv: Head of Herakles in lion's skin headdress to right
Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY franked by bow in case and club; above club, grape bunch on stern and N
Dim: 17.5 mm, 6.84 g, 8 h
1 commentsQuant.Geek12/08/18 at 19:05Canaan: That is stunning, Fleur de coin
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Macedonian Kingdom: Alexander III 'the Great' (336-323 BCE) Æ Unit, Uncertain Macedonian Mint (Price 260)16 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress; behind, Φ
Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Club, quiver and bowfine.
Dim: 18 mm, 5.97 g, 2 h
1 commentsQuant.Geek12/07/18 at 20:38okidoki: great example,
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Macedonian Kingdom: Kassander (316-297 BCE) Æ 1/2 Unit, Uncertain Macedonian Mint (SNG Alpha Bank 881-2)13 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress
Rev: ΚΑΣΣΑΝΔΡΟΥ, lion reclining right; A to right
Dim: 16 mm, 4.23 g, 11 h
1 commentsQuant.Geek12/07/18 at 18:42shanxi: nice and interesting
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Macedonian Kingdom: Alexander III ' the Great' (336-323 BCE) AR Tetradrachm, Arados (Price 3332; SNG Alpha Bank 675; SNG Saroglos 579-81)26 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress
Rev: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, holding sceptre; AΛEΞANΔPOY to right, BAΣIΛEΩΣ in exergue, kerykeion in left field, AP monogram
Dim: 25 mm, 17.13 g, 3 h
1 commentsQuant.Geek12/07/18 at 18:17Stkp: nice one
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Megaris, Megara: Anonymous (ca. 275-250 BCE) Æ Dichalkon (BCD Peloponnesos 18.1; HGC 4-1798)17 viewsObv: Prow left; ΜΕΓΑ above
Rev:Tripod flanked by two dolphins swimming upward
Dim: 3.21 gm, 13 mm
1 commentsQuant.Geek12/05/18 at 19:37quadrans: Nice one
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Seleukid Empire: Seleukos I Nikator (312 -281 BCE) AR Tetradrachm, Babylon II (Price 3349; SC C94.7d; HGC 9, 10g)30 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY to right, BAΣIΛEΩΣ in exergue; Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, holding eagle and scepter; anchor and monogram to left; Π below throne
Dim: 28mm, 17.19 g, 8h

From the Collection of José Miguel Márquez del Prado
1 commentsQuant.Geek09/29/18 at 03:33Jay GT4: Bold strike
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Macedonian Kingdom: Alexander III ‘the Great’ (336-323 BCE) Æ Half Unit, Amphipolis (Price-28)33 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; Eagle standing right on thunderbolt, head left; ivy leaf above.
Dim: 15mm, 3.54 g

Struck under Antipater, circa 332-326 BCE
2 commentsQuant.Geek05/10/18 at 21:33Jay GT4: Nice style to the eagle
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Macedonian Kingdom: Alexander III ‘the Great’ (336-323 BCE) Æ Half Unit, Amphipolis (Price-28)33 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; Eagle standing right on thunderbolt, head left; ivy leaf above.
Dim: 15mm, 3.54 g

Struck under Antipater, circa 332-326 BCE
2 commentsQuant.Geek05/09/18 at 19:31shanxi: Nice example
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Macedonian Kingdom: Alexander III ' the Great' (336-323 BCE) AR Tetradrachm, Myriandros or Issos (Price 3230a)38 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress
Rev: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, monogram above club in wreath and globule; monogram below throne; AΛEΞANΔPOY to right
2 commentsQuant.Geek02/16/18 at 19:31Pharsalos: Lovely looking coin.
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Macedonian Kingdom: Alexander III ' the Great' (336-323 BCE) AR Tetradrachm, Myriandros or Issos (Price 3230a)38 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress
Rev: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, monogram above club in wreath and globule; monogram below throne; AΛEΞANΔPOY to right
2 commentsQuant.Geek01/16/18 at 13:23quadrans: Nice one
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Ionia, Erythrai: Anonymous (550-500 BCE) EL Hekte (SNG Kayhan 737–8; SNG von Aulock 1942; Boston MFA 1806–7)37 viewsObv: Head of Herakles left, wearing lion skin
Rev: Quadripartite incuse square; two quarters partially filled-in
1 commentsQuant.Geek12/13/17 at 23:37Jay GT4: I must get one of these! Nice piece!
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Ionia, Kolophon: Anonymous (ca. 530-500 BCE) AR Twelfth Stater (Kim & Kroll p. 73; SNG Kayhan 342; SNG von Aulock 1808–9; SNG Berry 1039)26 viewsObv: Archaic head left
Rev: Rough incuse square


1 commentsQuant.Geek09/13/17 at 23:33Robert L3: Great coin!
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Kings of Thrace: Lysimachos (305-281 BCE) AE Unit, Uncertain Mint in Thrace (SNG Copenhagen 1153; Müller 76)44 viewsObv: Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet
Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY; Lion leaping right; below, kerykeion, monogram and spearhead
3 commentsQuant.Geek09/08/17 at 15:19okidoki: excellent
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Kings of Thrace: Lysimachos (305-281 BCE) AE Unit, Uncertain Mint in Thrace (SNG Copenhagen 1153; Müller 76)44 viewsObv: Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet
Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY; Lion leaping right; below, kerykeion, monogram and spearhead
3 commentsQuant.Geek09/04/17 at 15:49quadrans: I agree nice coin ..
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Pontos, Amisos: Time of Mithradates VI Eupator (ca. 100-85 BCE) AE Unit (RG 15; HGC 7, 237)28 viewsObv: Laureate head of Zeus right
Rev: AMIΣOY; Eagle, head right, with wings spread, standing left on thunderbolt; monogram to left
1 commentsQuant.Geek09/04/17 at 01:39ickster: Lovely patina.
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Kings of Thrace: Lysimachos (305-281 BCE) AE Unit, Uncertain Mint in Thrace (SNG Copenhagen 1153; Müller 76)44 viewsObv: Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet
Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY; Lion leaping right; below, kerykeion, monogram and spearhead
3 commentsQuant.Geek09/04/17 at 01:38ickster: Stunning!
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Lycia, Phaselis: Anonymous (ca. 4th century BCE) AR Stater (Heipp-Tamer Series 6, unlisted variety; CNG 100, lot 1517; CNG 99, lot 284; CNG E-353, lot 170)31 viewsObv: Prow of galley right, fighting platform decorated with lion at bay right; to right, owl flying upward left, wings displayed; below, dolphin right above waves
Rev: Stern of galley left; tripod surmounted by wreath and ΦAΣ above
1 commentsQuant.Geek06/13/17 at 06:54Pharsalos: Beautiful, impressive piece. So many interesting d...
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Macedonian Kingdom: Alexander III ' the Great' (336-323 BCE) AR Drachm, Abydus (Price 1534; Muller 1626)26 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress
Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY; Zeus enthroned facing left holding eagle and scepter, monogram in left field, monogram below throne

Early Posthumous issue

1 commentsQuant.Geek06/13/17 at 00:14Curtis H2: Great coin!
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36 viewsGAUL: Anonymous, circa 80-52 BC, AE15, cf. D&T 2638 (for style), stylized Alexandrian head right // YLLYCCV (?) around sylized eagle standing left; pentagram and pellets-in-annulets to right1 commentsQuant.Geek05/19/17 at 13:07NORMAN K: very interesting . Nice coin
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Macedonian Kingdom: Alexander III 'the Great' (336-323 BCE) Æ Unit, Salamis on Cyprus (Price-3158)23 viewsObv: Macedonian shield, boss decorated with gorgoneion
Rev: Macedonian helmet with crest and cheek pieces; Β-Α for ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ between; caduceus on lower left field
1 commentsQuant.Geek04/27/17 at 09:00shanxi: nice example
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Bruttium, the Brettii: Anonymous (ca. 214-211 BCE) Æ Double – Didrachm (Scheu, Bronze 1; HN Italy 1975)42 viewsObv: Helmeted head of Ares left; two pellets to right, grain ear below
Rev: Nike standing left, erecting trophy; cornucopia between


2 commentsQuant.Geek04/03/17 at 11:17Pharsalos: Superb style.
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Thracian Kingdom: Lysimachos (306-281 BCE) AR Tetradrachm, Abydos? (BMFA 839; Müller 342)45 viewsObv: Diademed head of deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon
Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAΧOY; Athena seated left, holding Nike and resting elbow on shield at side, spear leaning against far shoulder; in inner left field, eagle standing right
3 commentsQuant.Geek02/15/17 at 06:30Randygeki(h2): Awesome coin
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Thracian Kingdom: Lysimachos (306-281 BCE) AR Tetradrachm, Abydos? (BMFA 839; Müller 342)45 viewsObv: Diademed head of deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon
Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAΧOY; Athena seated left, holding Nike and resting elbow on shield at side, spear leaning against far shoulder; in inner left field, eagle standing right
3 commentsQuant.Geek02/14/17 at 22:01Robert L3: Outstanding.
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Thracian Kingdom: Lysimachos (306-281 BCE) AR Tetradrachm, Abydos? (BMFA 839; Müller 342)45 viewsObv: Diademed head of deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon
Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAΧOY; Athena seated left, holding Nike and resting elbow on shield at side, spear leaning against far shoulder; in inner left field, eagle standing right
3 commentsQuant.Geek02/14/17 at 19:35Jay GT4: The portrait is great and the reverse isn't to...
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Thessaly, Thessalian League: Philippos and Themistogenes, Magistrates (mid-late 1st century BCE) AR Stater (BCD Thessaly II 883.2; cf. SNG Copenhagen 296)27 viewsObv: Head of Zeus right, wearing oak wreath
Rev: ΘEΣΣA-ΛΩN; Athena Itonia advancing right right, wielding spear and holding forth shield on outstretched arm; above and in exergue, magistrate's names: ΦIΛIΠ-ΠOY and [ΘH]MIΣTO[ΓENHΣ]; in outer right field, Ennodia running right, holding two torches
1 commentsQuant.Geek02/14/17 at 19:23Jay GT4: Great strike on this
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Macedonian Kingdom: Antigonos I Monophthalmos, as Strategos of Asia (320-306 BCE) AR Tetradrachm, Babylon (Price 3722)40 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress
Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔPOY; Zeus seated left, holding eagle and scepter; in left field, monogram in wreath; below throne, AX monogram
1 commentsQuant.Geek02/14/17 at 17:51Jay GT4: Fantastic!
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Seleukid Empire: Antiochos VIII Epiphanes (120-96 BCE) AR Tetradrachm, Uncertain Mint 116 in Cilicia or Northern Syria (SC 2294.3; HGC 9, 1197c)41 viewsObv: Diademed head right
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ; Zeus Ouranios standing left, holding star and scepter; two monograms to outer left; N in exergue; all within wreath
2 commentsQuant.Geek01/11/17 at 18:49areich: Wonderful.
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Seleukid Empire: Antiochos VIII Epiphanes (120-96 BCE) AR Tetradrachm, Uncertain Mint 116 in Cilicia or Northern Syria (SC 2294.3; HGC 9, 1197c)41 viewsObv: Diademed head right
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ; Zeus Ouranios standing left, holding star and scepter; two monograms to outer left; N in exergue; all within wreath
2 commentsQuant.Geek01/11/17 at 09:28Pharsalos: Wow fantastic coin!
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Seleukid Empire: Antiochos IX Eusebes Philopator (114-95 BCE) AR Tetradrachm, Antioch (SC 2363a; HGC 9, 1228i)35 viewsObv: Diademed head right
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ; Athena Nikephoros standing left; to outer left, monogram above A; A to inner right; all within wreath

1 commentsQuant.Geek12/14/16 at 20:53Jay GT4: Outstanding!
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Ancient Greece: Philip II of Macedon (359-336 BCE) AE20 Unit, Uncertain Mint (SNG ANS 850; Mionnet I, 750)32 viewsObv.: Head of Apollo right, wearing taenia.
Rev.: ΦILIΠΠOY, Naked youth on horse prancing right on ground line, spearhead below.
1 commentsSpongeBob02/05/16 at 04:48Skyler: Beautiful flan. Solid heavy strike gives a great i...
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Thessaly, Thessalian League: Anonymous (ca. 170 BCE) Æ Chalkous (Rogers-4var; BCD Thessaly II 24.2; HGC 4, 236)30 viewsObv: Macedonian shield with star in center
Rev: ΘEΣΣA ΛΩN above and below, dart–sling (κεστροσφενδóνη) with dart inside
2 commentsSpongeBob04/08/15 at 17:20okidoki: it was a secret weapon
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Thessaly, Thessalian League: Anonymous (ca. 170 BCE) Æ Chalkous (Rogers-4var; BCD Thessaly II 24.2; HGC 4, 236)30 viewsObv: Macedonian shield with star in center
Rev: ΘEΣΣA ΛΩN above and below, dart–sling (κεστροσφενδóνη) with dart inside
2 commentsSpongeBob04/08/15 at 16:08shanxi: interesting reverse
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Kingdom of Lydia, Persian Rule: Artaxerxes I–Darius III (ca. 450-330 BCE) AR Siglos (Sear-4682)41 viewsObv: Bearded archer (the Great King) kneeling right, holding spear and bow
Rev: Oblong punch
1 commentsSpongeBob11/10/13 at 00:33Nemonater: That's an excellent coin. Outstanding detail!
   
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