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Thasos, Thrace hemidrachm, 510-490 BC.jpg
62 viewsISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. Circa 500-480 BC
AR Drachm (19mm, 2.42 g)
Ithyphallic satyr running right, carrying off protesting nymph
Quadripartite incuse square
Le Rider, Thasiennes 3; SNG Copenhagen 1016; HGC 6, 332
Ardatirion
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80 viewsTHESSALY, Larissa. Circa 356-342 BC. AR Drachm (6.01 gm; 20 mm). Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left / Horse standing right, about to roll; plant below. L-S Group 3; Lorber, Hoard, phase L-III; Herrmann Group VII A; SNG Copenhagen 123 var. (horse left). 3 commentspaul1888
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36 viewsCORINTHIA, Corinth. Circa 375-300 BC. AR Diobol (10mm, 0.78 g, 12h). Pegasos flying left / Pegasos standing left; Δ-I below. BCD Corinth -; SNG Copenhagen -; cf. BMC 208. Fine, toned, porous.

Ex Coin Galleries (14 November 1984), lot 121.
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39 viewsslands off Attica. Aegina circa 350-338 BC. Drachm AR
Islands off Attica. Aegina circa 350-338 BC.
Drachm AR

17mm., 5,53g.

A-[I] across field, land tortoise with segmented shell / A-IΓI in upper sections of refined skew punch, to lower left, dolphin.

Milbank pl. III, 5; SNG Copenhagen 525; HGC 6, 444.
3 commentspaul1888
Cherronesos_Hemidrachm.jpg
23 viewsCherronesos Hemidrachm
480-350 BCE

Obverse: Forepart of lion right, head turned
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square with alternating raised and sunken quarters; partial E and dolphin pellet in opposite sunken quarters

BMC 31
SNG Copenhagen 829
Weber 2413
SNG Leake 1704
2 commentsShea B
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21 viewsTrajan. Æ (11.50 g), AD 98-117. Laodicea ad Mare in Syria, CY 162 (AD 115/6). AYTOKP NEP TPAIANO? API?T KAI? ?EB ΓEP ΔAK ΠAP, laureate bust of Trajan right, slight drapery on far shoulder. Reverse: IOYΛI[EωN] TωN KAI [ΛAOΔIKEω]N BΞP, turreted, veiled and draped bust of Tyche right; in right field, monogram. BMC 40; SNG Copenhagen 344; RPC 3796.2
Quant.Geek
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38 viewsBoeotia, Federal Coinage, c. 304-294 BC, Drachm, 5.79g, 18mm. Boiotian shield decorated with vertical caduceus / Amphora; Δ-I across field; all within incuse square. BCD Boiotia 70; SNG Copenhagen 412 var. (pellet above amphora). Good Very fine, high relief and lovely tone1 commentspaul1888
Klazomenai_Silver_Hemidrachm.jpg
24 viewsIonia, Klazomenai. Silver Hemidrachm (1.99 g), ca. 380-360 BC. Kronax, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo facing slightly left. Reverse: KΛ-A below, swan standing left; around, magistrate's name: KPΩ-NAΞ. Cf. SNG Copenhagen 16ff; cf. BMC 23ff. Very Rare.
From the Lee Rousseau Collection; Ex Gorny & Mosch 200 (12 October 2011), 1799.
The dies used to strike this handsome hemidrachm of Klazomenai are possibly the work of the famous artist Theodotos: they are reminiscent of the tetradrachm from dies of his that he signed in the British Museum's collection.
2 commentspaul1888
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24 viewsGAUL, Nemausus. Augustus, with Agrippa. 27 BC-AD 14. Æ Dupondius (26mm, 13.19 g,). Struck AD 10-14. Heads of Agrippa, wearing combined rostral crown and laurel wreath, and Augustus, laureate, back to back / Crocodile right, chained to palm frond with wreath at top; two palm fronds at base. RPC I 525; RIC I 159; SNG Copenhagen 700-1.Britanikus
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8 viewsAttica, Athens AR Tetradrachm. Circa 454-404 BC.
Head of Athena right, in crested Attic helmet ornamented with three olive leaves above visor and spiral palmette on bowl, wearing round earring with central boss
Owl standing to right with head facing, olive sprig and crescent behind, ΑΘΕ before; all within incuse square.

Kroll 8; Dewing 1591-8; SNG Copenhagen 31.

Diameter: 26 mm, 7h
Weight: 17.18g
2 commentsthomcoin
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11 viewsPhrygia, Apameia Æ20. 133-148 BC. Laureate head of Zeus right / Cult statue of Artemis Anaïtis facing; AΠAMEΩN downwards to right, AΠOΛΛ downwards to left. SNG Copenhagen -, cf. BMC 63 (unlisted magistrate). 7.78g, 20mm, 12h.Pericles J2
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2 Augustus and Ptolemy, King of Mauretania 28 viewsÆ Semis, Carthago Nova, Spain
C. Laetilius Apalus and Ptolemy, duoviri.

Bare head of Augustus right / Name and titles of the duoviri around diadem, REX PTOL inside

RPC 172; SNG Copenhagen 494

Ptolemy of Mauretania (Greek: Πτολεμαῖος, Latin: Ptolemaeus, 1 BC-40) was the son of Juba II and Cleopatra Selene and the grandson of Cleopatra VII and Mark Antony. He was the last Roman client King of Mauretania, and the last of the Ptolemy line.
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2 Augustus, Philippi53 viewsAUGUSTUS
Macedon, Philippi
AE 19mm (Semis)

VIC AVG, Nike standing left on globe, holding wreath and palm / COHOR PRAE PHIL, three military standards.

SNG ANS 677; SNG Copenhagen 305, BMC 23, SGI 32, RPC 1651 VF
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Sosius
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 45442 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV P-ERTE AVG IMP I - I, laureate head right
Rev:– IOVI VICT, Jupiter seated left, Victory in right hand, scepter in left
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 195
References:– BMCRE W431 note. RIC 454 (citing Cohen, rated Scarce). RSC 247 (Citing Copenhagen).

The Copenhagen coin would appear to be the source of all these references.
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14 Trajan AE18 of Mysia, Attaea9 viewsTRAJAN,
Mysia, Attaea, AE18
AV TRAIANOC KAI, laureate bust right / ATTAIATWN, draped bust of Senate right.
BMC 5; SNG Copenhagen 32; Von Fritze 373.
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Sosius
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7 Gallienus40 viewsGallienus
Æ27 of Smyrna, Ionia

O: AVT K Π ΛIK_[IN] ΓAΛΛIHNOC, Laureate draped cuirassed bust right

R: CMYPNAIΩN Γ N_EΩKOPΩN[..] IΠ[ΠIKOV] ΦIΛH_TOV, the Amazon Smyrna, turreted and cuirassed, standing left, holding bipennis and pelta right.

SNG Copenhagen 1410var

Thanks to FORVM member Andreas Reich and www258pair.com for help IDing this coin.
Sosius
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7 Gallienus33 viewsGALLIENUS
Æ 10 Assaria of Pamphylia, Perge/Perga, 253-268. AD

Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; I (mark of value) before / Zeus seated left, holding phiale and scepter; eagle at feet to left.

SNG France -; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG von Aulock -. VF

Not in references, but identical coin sold in CNG 217, Lot 283
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Elagabalus 12 viewsPhoenicia, Tyre. Elagabalus. A.D. 218-222. AE 23 (23.21 mm, 9.45 g, 7 h). . [IMP C M AVR ANTONINVS AVG] or similar, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right / [SEPTIM] TYRO [COL]O or similar, Temple of the Phoenician Koinon seen in perspective from the right; murex shell below. . Rouvier 2384; AUB 258; SNG Copenhagen 368. Fine, porous, rough surfaces.ecoli
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ILIRIA - DIRRAQUIO/EPIDAMNOS23 viewsAR dracma 18X16 mm 2.4 gr.

Anv: "MENIΣ [KOΣ ]" (Nombre de la Autoridad Monetaria que la acuña), sobre una Vaca a der. mirando a su ternero que se amanta a izq.
Rev: "AYP / ΔIO / [NY] / [ΣIOY]" – Doble Forma estrellada, dividida por dos líneas y rodeada por una doble línea formando un contorno cuadrado.
Los diseños del reverso de Korkyra así como de sus colonias, Apollonia (Apolonia) y Dyrrhachion (Dirraquio), han sido objeto de mucha especulación numismática. Eckhel (Doctrina numorum veterum [Vienna, 1792/3], II:155) aceptó la opinión de Laurentius Beger (Observationes Et Conjecturae In Numismata Quaedam Antiqua [Brandenburg, 1691]), que argumentó que el diseño del reverso representa el jardín de Alkinoos, el mítico rey de Phaiakia, descrito en detalle por el poeta Homero (Od. 7.112-133). Basado en el supuesto de que mítica Phaiakia era la isla de la antigua Korkyra (mod. Corfú), y sabiendo que Korkyrans colonizaron tanto Apollonia y Dyrrhachion, Beger (ya través de él, Eckhel) concluyeron que los elementos centrales eran flores y que el diseño general debe representar tanto el diseño del jardín, o las puertas que conducen a ella. Más tarde, la mayoría de los numismáticos, como Böckh, Müller, Friedlander, y von Sallet, argumentaron que los elementos centrales del diseño eran más como la estrella, mientras que Gardner favoreciendo una interpretación floral, aunque sea como una referencia a Apolo Aristaios o Nomios, no el jardín de ALKINOOS. Más recientemente, Nicolet-Pierre volvió a examinar la cuestión del diseño del reverso en su artículo sobre la moneda arcaica de Korkyra ("À props du monnayage archaïque de Corcyre," SNR 88 [2009], pp. 2-3) y ofreció una nueva interpretación. Tomando nota de un pasaje de Tucídides (3.70.4) en la que ese autor citó la existencia en la isla de un recinto sagrado (temenos) dedicado a Zeus y ALKINOOS, sugirió que el diseño del reverso podría haber sido inspirada por esto, y no en el jardín de ALKINOOS que detalla Homero.

Acuñación: 200 - 30 A.C.
Ceca: Dyrrhachion - Illyria (Hoy Durré en Albania)

Referencias: Sear GCTV Vol.I #1900 var Pag.187 – BMC Vol.7 #62-64 Pag.69 – SNG Copenhagen #467 - Maier #201 - Ceka #320
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Ptolemy V Epiphanes13 viewsAlexandria mint.
Æ Tetrobol
27mm, 14.24 grams
205-180 BC., Struck circa 197-183/2 BC.
Wreathed and draped bust of Isis right
Eagle standing left on thunderbolt.
Svoronos 1234; Weiser 130; SNG Copenhagen 247
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Table of Contents18 viewsTable of Contents (TOC) prepared for key numismatic reference works. TOC available for sharing thus far include:
SNG ANS, SNG Berry, SNG Copenhagen, and several volumes in the ANS series Ancient Coins in North American Collections (ACNAC).
Anaximander
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Zeugma, Philip II, 9 viewsPhilip II, Zeugma, Commagene, 29mm, countermark (eagle), SNG Copenhagen 35.Ancient Aussie
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146 viewsIONIA, Ephesos. 1st-2nd century AD
Æ Tessera (18mm, 2.74 g)
KHPIΛIC ωΔE ΠPOC ΠAΛVPIN
Bee
CKωΠI, recumbent stag; E to left, Φ to right
BMC 186; SNG Copenhagen 355


Head interprets the legend ΠAΛYPIN as related to υρoν, beehive, and ύppις, basket and conflated with πaλιν, bring back. From this, he suggests that the token would have been placed in a jar and shaken to produce a ringing sound, while the magical words were spoken. Thus, the piece would be a magical token, related to the folk tradition of ringing the bees into their hives. Such an explanation is perhaps overly fanciful.
4 commentsArdatirion
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36 viewsIONIA, Ephesos. 1st-2nd century AD.
Æ Tessera in contemporary AR mount (23mm, 6.25, 1 h)
KHPIΛIC ωΔE ΠPOC ΠAΛVPIN
Bee
CKωΠI, recumbent stag; E to left, Φ to right
BMC 186; SNG Copenhagen 355
Ardatirion
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(0117) HADRIAN21 views117 - 138 AD
struck after 128 AD
18 mm 4.64 g
O: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian right
R: Two aquillae with pellet between, all within wreath
PHOENICIA, BERYTUS SNG Copenhagen 101; BMC 99
laney
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(0117) HADRIAN16 views117 - 138 AD
AE 22 mm; 9.07 g
O: laureate head right.
R: car of Astarte: cult xoanon within,set on two-wheeled base.
Phoenicia, Sidon; SNG Copenhagen 253; BMC 226
laney
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(0138) ANTONINUS PIUS55 views138 - 161 AD
AE 25 mm 11.68 g
O: Laureate and draped bust right, seen from behind
R: COL BER Poseidon standing left, right foot on prow, holding dolphin and trident.
Phoenicia, Berytus
Rouvier 593; cf. SNG Copenhagen 102; BMC 104-7
laney
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(0193) SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS38 views193 - 211 AD
AE 21 mm; 7.22 g
O: AY K L C - C - EYHPOC head of Septimius Severus right
R: AGXIA – LEWN Cybele seated left, holding patera and resting elbow on small drum; at her sides, lions standing left.
Thrace, Anchialus.
ref. SNG Copenhagen 437; AMNG 496. Rare
d.s.
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(0193) SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS12 views193-211 AD
Struck 207-210 --Julius Faustinius as Consular Legate
AE 25.5 mm, 9.54 g
O: [AV K] Λ CEΠTI CEVH[POC], Laureate draped cuirassed bust right
R: ΦAVCTINIANOY M[APKIANOΠOΛITANΩN, Homonia (Concordia) standing left, holding patera and cornucopia
Moesia, Markianopolis; SNG Copenhagen 211; Pick 580; Moushmov 385. No.1319
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(0193) SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS (Anchialus)32 views193 - 211 AD
AE 27 mm; 12.0 g
O: AV K L CEPT CEVHPOC, laureate and cuirassed bust right
R: OULPIANW-N AGXIALEWN, eagle standing facing, head left, wreath in beak.
Thrace, Anchialus mint
cf. Varbanov 710; AMNG II 479; SNG Copenhagen 434
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(0198) CARACALLA17 views198 - 217 AD
AE 30 mm; 16.69 g
O: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
R: Ares standing facing with head right, holding speark and resting left hand on shield
Thrace, Serdica
cf. H&J, Serdica 12.18.11.1; Varbanov 2175; BMC-; SNG Copenhagen
d.s.
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(02) AUGUSTUS10 views27 BC- 14 AD,  AE 23 mm, 6.61 g O: PERM CAES AVG. around bare head of
Augustus, left R: IVLIA TRADUCTA in two lines within
wreath. Hispania Baetica (Spain), Julia Traducta mint
RPC I, 108, SNG Copenhagen 459.
laney
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(0218) ELAGABALUS54 views218-222 AD
AE 33 mm 21.73 g
O: AVT K M AV ··· ANTΩNEI[NOC CE] Laureate bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder
R: ANTIOXEΩN M ΚΟΛ ΔΕ SC Tyche of Antioch seated left on rock outcropping holding grain ears; below, river-god Orontes swimming left, head right; above, ram with head right springing left; D-E above S-C
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria, Antiochia ad Orontem
Butcher 474a; SNG Copenhagen 251
laney
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(0218) ELAGABALUS29 views218 - 222 AD
AE 23 mm, 7.1 g
O: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
R: Turreted Genius standing facing, head left, holding patera and cornucopia, flanked by eagles; humped bull at lower left.
Syria: Seleucis and Pieria-Raphanea; SNG Copenhagen 385 v.
laney
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(0218) ELAGABALUS--Byblus20 views218 - 222 AD
AE 20 mm, 5.7 g
O: Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
R: Astarte, holding aphlaston and rudder, standing left within tetrastyle temple.
Phoenicia, Byblus; BMC 57; SNG Copenhagen 147.
laney
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(0238) GORDIAN III34 views238-244 AD
Struck 241-244 AD
Æ 28 X 30 mm, 16.11 g
O: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
R: Tetrastyle temple of Astarte, half-length bust of Astarte facing, flanked by standards within; lion walking right below.
PHOENICIA, Berytus
Sawaya 2177 (D382/R830); BMC 228-9; SNG Copenhagen 123
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(0253) GALLIENUS18 views253 - 268 AD
Æ (10 Assaria) 30 mm, 13.43 g.
O: ΑVΤ ΚΑΙ ΠΟΛΙ ΓΑΛΛΙΗΝΟC CЄΒ, laureate & draped bust of Gallienus right, “I” (mark of value) before bust
R: ΠЄPΓ AIΩN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder on globe and cornucopia
LYCIA-PAMPHYLIA, PERGA; cf. SNG Von Aulock 4719; SNG Copenhagen 357
laney
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(04) CALIGULA 20 views37-41 AD
AE 20 mm, 6.85 g
(Aristarchos, magistrate)
O: Laureate head right
R: Zeus standing left, holding eagle and scepter.
PHRYGIA, Aezanis. RPC I 3079; SNG Copenhagen 76.
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(06) NERO38 views54-68 AD
struck ca 50-54 AD
AE 17 mm; 2.56 g
O: draped bust right.
R: ΘYATEIPH; double axe.
Lydia, Thyateira
cf RPC I, 2382; SNG Copenhagen 595
laney
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(194-217) Julia Domna45 views15mm, 2,3g
Julia Domna AE16 of Nicaea, Bithynia.
obv: IOVLIA CEBASTH, draped bust right
rev: NIKAIEWN, bull standing right.
Unlisted in Varbanov and SNG Copenhagen.
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*CILICIA, Tarsos. Æ24 San- and Phili-, magistrates. Tyche enthroned/Zeus Nikephoros40 viewsCILICIA, Tarsos. 164-27 BC. Æ24 San- and Phili-, magistrates. Tyche, turreted and veiled, holding grain ears in extended right hand, seated right on throne, right foot on the shoulder of the river god Orontes, who swims right below / TARSEWN, Zeus Nikephoros seated left; SAN/FILI in two lines to left. Cf. SNG France 1374; SNG Levante 979-80 var. (magistrates); SNG Copenhagen -; SNG von Aulock -; BMC -. ancientone
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*Lydia, Thyateira. Pseudo-autonomous issue. Athena / Athena34 views2nd century AD. Æ 21mm. Helmeted bust of Athena right, wearing aegis, holding spear over shoulder / Athena standing left, holding Nike, shield, and spear. SNG Copenhagen 580 var. (patera in place of Nike).1 commentsancientone
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*Thrace, Anchialus. Septimius Severus. 29 viewsAD 193-211. Æ 19mm. Laureate head right / Kybele seated left, resting elbow on drum; lions seated to either side of throne. AMNG II 496; SNG Copenhagen 437.1 commentsancientone
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001a. Cleopatra VII and Mark Antony50 viewsSYRIA, Coele-Syria. Chalcis ad Libanum. Mark Antony, with Cleopatra VII. 36-31 BC. Æ 19mm (5.45 g, 12h). Dated RY 21 (Egyptian) and 6 (Phoenician) of Cleopatra (32/1 BC). Draped bust of Cleopatra right, wearing stephane / Bare head of Mark Antony right; dates in legend. RPC I 4771; Rouvier 440 (Berytus); SNG München 1006; SNG Copenhagen 383 (Phoenicia). Near Fine, green patina.

Chalcis was given by Antony to Cleopatra in 36 BC. At the culmination of his spectacular triumph at Alexandria two years later, further eastern territories - some belonging to Rome - were bestowed on the children of the newly hailed “Queen of Kings” (referred to as the “Donations of Alexandria”). Shortly after, Antony formally divorced Octavia, the sister of Octavian. These actions fueled Octavian’s propagandistic efforts to win the support of Rome’s political elite and ultimately led to the Senate’s declaration of war on Cleopatra in 32 BC.

Ex-CNG
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005cc. Valeria Messalina48 viewsMessalina, 41-48 AD

Size/Weight: 17mm, 3.36g

AEOLIS, Aegae. Messalina. Augusta, AD 41-48. Draped bust right / Zeus Aëtophorus standing left. RPC I 2430; SNG Copenhagen 23.

Obverse: CЄBACTH MЄCAΛЄINA draped bust right
Reverse: AIΓAЄΩN Zeus standing left, holding eagle and scepter

This should look familiar, A. Reich :)

Attribution: RPC 2430, SNG Aulock -, SNG Leypold -, SNG Righetti -, Lindgren -, Sear GIC –
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005d. Agrippina II89 viewsLYDIA, Hypaepa. Agrippina Jr., mother of Nero. Augusta, 50-59 AD. Æ 14mm (2.33 gm). Draped bust of Agrippina right / Cult statue of Artemis. RPC I 2541; SNG Copenhagen -.

Julia Vipsania Agrippina Minor or Agrippina Minor (Latin for "the younger") (November 7, AD 15 – March 59), often called "Agrippinilla" to distinguish her from her mother, was the daughter of Germanicus and Agrippina Major. She was sister of Caligula, granddaughter and great-niece to Tiberius, niece and wife of Claudius, and the mother of Nero. She was born at Oppidum Ubiorum on the Rhine, afterwards named in her honour Colonia Agrippinae (modern Cologne, Germany).

Agrippina was first married to (1st century AD) Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus. From this marriage she gave birth to Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus, who would become Roman Emperor Nero. Her husband died in January, 40. While still married, Agrippina participated openly in her brother Caligula's decadent court, where, according to some sources, at his instigation she prostituted herself in a palace. While it was generally agreed that Agrippinilla, as well as her sisters, had ongoing sexual relationships with their brother Caligula, incest was an oft-used criminal accusation against the aristocracy, because it was impossible to refute successfully. As Agrippina and her sister became more problematic for their brother, Caligula sent them into exile for a time, where it is said she was forced to dive for sponges to make a living. In January, 41, Agrippina had a second marriage to the affluent Gaius Sallustius Crispus Passienus. He died between 44 and 47, leaving his estate to Agrippina.

As a widow, Agrippina was courted by the freedman Pallas as a possible marriage match to her own uncle, Emperor Claudius, and became his favourite councillor, even granted the honor of being called Augusta (a title which no other queen had ever received). They were married on New Year's Day of 49, after the death of Claudius's first wife Messalina. Agrippina then proceeded to persuade Claudius to adopt her son, thereby placing Nero in the line of succession to the Imperial throne over Claudius's own son, Brittanicus. A true Imperial politician, Agrippina did not reject murder as a way to win her battles. Many ancient sources credited her with poisoning Claudius in 54 with a plate of poisened mushrooms, hence enabling Nero to quickly take the throne as emperor.

For some time, Agrippina influenced Nero as he was relatively ill-equipped to rule on his own. But Nero eventually felt that she was taking on too much power relative to her position as a woman of Rome. He deprived her of her honours and exiled her from the palace, but that was not enough. Three times Nero tried to poison Agrippina, but she had been raised in the Imperial family and was accustomed to taking antidotes. Nero had a machine built and attached to the roof of her bedroom. The machine was designed to make the ceiling collapse — the plot failed with the machine. According to the historians Tacitus and Suetonius, Nero then plotted her death by sending for her in a boat constructed to collapse, intending to drown Agrippina. However, only some of the crew were in on the plot; their efforts were hampered by the rest of the crew trying to save the ship. As the ship sank, one of her handmaidens thought to save herself by crying that she was Agrippina, thinking they would take special care of her. Instead the maid was instantly beaten to death with oars and chains. The real Agrippina realised what was happening and in the confusion managed to swim away where a passing fisherman picked her up. Terrified that his cover had been blown, Nero instantly sent men to charge her with treason and summarily execute her. Legend states that when the Emperor's soldiers came to kill her, Agrippina pulled back her clothes and ordered them to stab her in the belly that had housed such a monstrous son.

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012a. Domitia101 viewsDomitia, wife of Domitian. Augusta, 82-96 AD.

In 70, Domitia was married to Lucius Aelius Lamia, but she attracted the attention of Domitian, son of emperor Vespasian. Shortly afterwards she was taken from her husband and remarried with the future emperor. They had a son in the next year and a daughter in 74, both died young. Domitian was very fond of his wife and carried her in all his travels. In 83, Domitia Longina's affair with the actor Paris was disclosed. Paris was executed and Domitia received her letter of divorce from Domitian. She was exiled, but remained close to Roman politics and to Domitian.

CILICIA, Epiphanea. Æ 21mm (7.18 gm). Dated year 151 (83/84 AD). Draped bust right / Athena standing left, righ hand extended, left resting on shield; ANP (date) left. RPC I 1786; SNG Levante 1813; SNG France -; SNG Copenhagen -. VF, dark green patina, some smoothing. Very rare, only 1 specimen (the Levante specimen), recorded in RPC. Ex-CNG
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012p Claudius I. (41-54 A.D.), Macedonia, Phillipi, (Time of Claudius or Nero, circa 41-68, A.D.), RPC I 1651, AE-18, (AE Semis?), COHOR PRAE PHIL, Three military standards, #1111 views012p Claudius I. (41-54 A.D.), Macedonia, Phillipi, (Time of Claudius or Nero, circa 41-68, A.D.), RPC I 1651, AE-18, (AE Semis?), COHOR PRAE PHIL, Three military standards, #1
Augustus Macedon Phillipi Æ18 / Struck to Commemorate the Battle of Actium
avers: VIC AVG, Nike standing left holding wreath and palm branch.
reverse: COHOR PRAE PHIL, Three military standards.
exergue: VIC/AVG//--, diameter:18mm, weight: , axis: h,
mint: City: Philippi, Region: Macedonia, Province: Macedonia, Pseudo-autonomous issue, date: Time of Claudius or Nero, circa AD 41-68.,
ref: RPC I Online (1651), SNG ANS 677, SNG Copenhagen 305, AMNG 14-15, BMC 23, SGI 32, FITA 274,
Q-001
"This coin has traditionally been attributed to Augustus, but due to its copper composition, RPC attributes it as likely from Claudius to Nero; Philippi probably did not issue copper coins during the reign of Augustus."
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020a, CARIA, Knidos. Circa 465-449 BC. AR Drachm.66 viewsCARIA, Knidos. Circa 465-449 BC. AR Drachm - 16mm (6.06 g). Obverse: forepart of roaring lion right; Reverse: archaic head of Aphrodite right, hair bound with taenia. Cahn 80 (V38/R53); SNG Helsinki 132 (same dies); SNG Copenhagen 232 (same dies). Toned, near VF, good metal. Ex Barry P. Murphy.

While this coin falls within the time frame that numismatists call "Classical" Greek coinage, I have chosen to place it in both the "Archaic" (coin 020a) and "Classical" Greek sections of my collection. This specimen is one of those wonderful examples of transition--it incorporates many elements of the "Archaic" era, although it is struck during the "Classical" Greek period and anticipates characteristics of the later period.

As noted art historian Patricia Lawrence has pointed out, "[this specimen portrays] A noble-headed lion, a lovely Late Archaic Aphrodite, and [is made from]. . . beautiful metal." The Archaic Aphrodite is reminiscent of certain portraits of Arethusa found on tetradrachms produced in Syracuse in the first decade of the 5th century BC.

Knidos was a city of high antiquity and as a Hellenic city probably of Lacedaemonian colonization. Along with Halicarnassus (present day Bodrum, Turkey) and Kos, and the Rhodian cities of Lindos, Kamiros and Ialyssos it formed the Dorian Hexapolis, which held its confederate assemblies on the Triopian headland, and there celebrated games in honour of Apollo, Poseidon and the nymphs.

The city was at first governed by an oligarchic senate, composed of sixty members, and presided over by a magistrate; but, though it is proved by inscriptions that the old names continued to a very late period, the constitution underwent a popular transformation. The situation of the city was favourable for commerce, and the Knidians acquired considerable wealth, and were able to colonize the island of Lipara, and founded a city on Corcyra Nigra in the Adriatic. They ultimately submitted to Cyrus, and from the battle of Eurymedon to the latter part of the Peloponnesian War they were subject to Athens.

In their expansion into the region, the Romans easily obtained the allegiance of Knidians, and rewarded them for help given against Antiochus by leaving them the freedom of their city.

During the Byzantine period there must still have been a considerable population: for the ruins contain a large number of buildings belonging to the Byzantine style, and Christian sepulchres are common in the neighbourhood.

Eudoxus, the astronomer, Ctesias, the writer on Persian history, and Sostratus, the builder of the celebrated Pharos at Alexandria, are the most remarkable of the Knidians mentioned in history.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cnidus

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
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04-12 - Aretas IV (9 A.C. - 40 D.C.)22 viewsEste tipo fue acuñado en nombre de Aretas IV y su esposa/hermana? Shuqailat.
AE 17 x 14 mm 3.0 gr.

Anv: Bustos conjugados laureados y vestidos de Aretas IV y su Reina Shaquilath viendo a derecha."Letras arameas en el campo".
Rev: Dos cornucopias cruzadas. Entre ellas leyenda en arameo "ARETAS, SHUQAILAT" (En 2 líneas entre los cuernos HRTT/SQY y una debajo LT).

Acuñada: 39 - 40 D.C.
Ceca: Petra

Referencias: Sear GICTV #5699 Pag.560 - B.M.C. Vol.28 #15-20 Pag 8 - SNG ANS #6.1438-43 - Meshorer #114 - SNG Copenhagen #127-131
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04-14 - Aretas IV (9 A.C. - 40 D.C.)18 viewsEste tipo fue acuñado en nombre de Aretas IV y su esposa/hermana? Shuqailat.
AE 17 x 16 mm 3.8 gr.

Anv: Bustos conjugados laureados y vestidos de Aretas IV y su Reina Shaquilath viendo a derecha."Letras arameas en el campo".
Rev: Dos cornucopias cruzadas. Entre ellas leyenda en arameo "ARETAS, SHUQAILAT" (En 2 líneas entre los cuernos HRTT/SQY y una debajo LT).

Acuñada: 39 - 40 D.C.
Ceca: Petra

Referencias: Sear GICTV #5699 Pag.560 - B.M.C. Vol.28 #15-20 Pag 8 - SNG ANS #6.1438-43 - Meshorer #114 - SNG Copenhagen #127-131
mdelvalle
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04-16 - Aretas IV (9 A.C. - 40 D.C.)24 viewsEste tipo fue acuñado en nombre de Aretas IV y su esposa/hermana? Shuqailat.
AE 15 x 13 mm 2.4 gr.

Anv: Bustos conjugados laureados y vestidos de Aretas IV y su Reina Shaquilath viendo a derecha."Letras arameas en el campo".
Rev: Dos cornucopias cruzadas. Entre ellas leyenda en arameo "ARETAS, SHUQAILAT" (En 2 líneas entre los cuernos HRTT/SQY y una debajo LT).

Acuñada: 39 - 40 D.C.
Ceca: Petra

Referencias: Sear GICTV #5699 Pag.560 - B.M.C. Vol.28 #15-20 Pag 8 - SNG ANS #6.1438-43 - Meshorer #114 - SNG Copenhagen #127-131
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041b-Commodus_AE-22_AY-KO-MODOS__YATEIPHN_N-eagle_Lydia,_Thyateira_SNG_Cop_602_188-92-AD_Q-001_6h_22mm_5,10g-s.jpg
041bp Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), Lydia, Thyateira, AE-22, SNG Cop 602, ΘYATEIPH/NΩN, Eagle standing on line,105 views041bp Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), Lydia, Thyateira, AE-22, SNG Cop 602, ΘYATEIPH/NΩN, Eagle standing on line,
avers: AY-KO-MODOS, Laureate-headed bust of Commodus wearing cuirass and paludamentum, right.
revers: ΘYATEIPH/NΩN, Eagle standing on line, facing, head, left, spreading wings.
exe: -/-//NΩN, diameter: 22mm, weight: 5,10g, axis: 6h,
mint: Lydia, Thyateira, date: 188-192 A.D., ref: SNG von Aulock 3220; SNG Tübingen 3855; SNG Copenhagen 602; BMC 87.
Q-001
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0500 MYSIA, Hadrianeia. AE 15 Pseudo-autonomous under Pius Ram11 viewsReference.
SNG Munich 4; RPC IV temp. 499/500; SNG von Aulock 1127; SNG France -; SNG Copenhagen -.

Obv:
Bare head and draped bust of Hermes right, with caduceus over shoulder.

Rev: ΑΔΡΙΑΝЄΩΝ.
Ram standing right.

2.18 gr.
15 mm.
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Alexander_Severus_AE_24,_Alexandria,Troas__IM_S_ALEXANDER_AV_Laur,_bust_r__COL_AVG-TRO_Horse_grazing_right__SNG_Copenhagen_165v__222-235_AD_Q-001_7h_23-24mm_7,52g-s~0.jpg
062p Alexander Severus ( 221-222 A.D. Caesar, 222-235 A.D. Augustus), Troas, Alexandreia, AE-24, SNG Cop 165var., COL AVG TRO, Horse grazing right,103 views062p Alexander Severus ( 221-222 A.D. Caesar, 222-235 A.D. Augustus), Troas, Alexandreia, AE-24, SNG Cop 165var., COL AVG TRO, Horse grazing right,
avers:- IMP S ALEXANDER, Laureate head right.
revers:- COL AVG TRO, Horse grazing right,
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 23-24mm, weight:7,52g, axes: 7h,
mint: Troas, Alexandreia, date: 222-235 A.D., ref:SNG Cop 165var.,
Q-001
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 4547 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV P-ERTE AVG IMP I - I, laureate head right
Rev:– IOVI VICT, Jupiter seated left, Victory in right hand, scepter in left
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 195
References:– BMCRE W431 note. RIC 454 (citing Cohen, rated Scarce). RSC 247 (Citing Copenhagen).

The Copenhagen coin would appear to be the source of all these references.
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0677 THRACE, Abdera. Hadrian AE 20 young beardless bust20 viewsReference.
RPC III, 677; Verbanov 22; AMNG II 252; BMC Thrace -; SNG Copenhagen -; Lindgren-

Obv. ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΘ ΔΙΑΒΔεΡΙΤ
Laureate and draped bust of Hadrian right

Rev. ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΘεΔΙΑΒΔεΡΙΤ
Laureate, draped and cuirassed male head, r., seen from rear

5.37 gr
20 mm
h
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088p_Valerian-I_(253-260_A_D_),_Mysia,_Kyzikos,_AE-25,_Burning_altar,Q-001_7h_25mm_7,68g-s.jpg
088p Valerian I. (253-260 A.D.), Mysia, Kyzikos, SNG France 858, AE-25, -/-//NEΩKOΡ, Burning altar, #1170 views088p Valerian I. (253-260 A.D.), Mysia, Kyzikos, SNG France 858, AE-25, -/-//NEΩKOΡ, Burning altar, #1
avers: AVK ΛIK Λ VAΛEPIANOC, Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right .
reverse: CTΡACΩ CTΡATΩY KYZIKEΩN NΩN (retrograde), NEΩKOΡ in ex. Burning altar between two serpent-entwined, burning torches. CΩCTΡATΩY (magistrate).
exergue: -/-//NEΩKOΡ, diameter: 25,0mm, weight: 7,68g, axis: 7h,
mint: Mysia, Kyzikos, date: 253-260 A.D., ref:SNG France 858, CNG e-Auction #68, closed 9 July, 2003, cf. SNG von Aulock 1286 (no altar); cf. SNG Copenhagen (same).
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0999 BITHYNIA Koinon of Bithynia Hadrian AE 22 Octastyle temple22 viewsReference.
RPC III, 999; RG 48 var., SNG Copenhagen 327 var. and SNG von Aulock 287 var. (one pellet in pediment).

Issue I. 3

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒ
Laureate head of Hadrian, right

Rev. ΚΟΙ-ΝΟΝ ΒΕΙΘΥΝΙΑС
Octastyle temple on podium of two steps; 3 pellets in pediment

6.73 gr
22 mm
6h
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1. Thrace, Byzantion, 340-320 BC, AR Siglos38 viewsHeifer standing left above dolphin, VΠΥ above.
Incuse square of mill-sail pattern.

SNG BM Black Sea 21; SNG Copenhagen 476; Sear GCV 1579.

(17 mm, 5.36 g)
Classical Numismatic Group electronic Auction 146, 23 August 2006, 34.

Standing on the European side of the Bosporos, Byzantion with its twin city Kalchedon on the Asia Minor side of the Bosporos was the ancient gateway between the two continents, a role that continues to the present.

The symbolism of the bull and the heifer on the obverse of the coins of twin cities of Kalchedon (Asia Minor) and Byzantion (Europe) respectively is striking and points to a shared identity. They stood astride the southern entrance to the Bosporus. Both were 7th century BC foundations of Megara and jointly they controlled the vital grain trade from the Black Sea into the Mediterranean.

The grain ear upon which the bull of Kalchedon stands alludes to this fact. That of the dolphin beneath the Heifer of Byzantion is a reflection of the maritime orientation of the city and the bountiful pods of dolphins that even to this day frolic in swift flowing waters of the Bosporus beneath the old city walls of Constantinople which succeded Byzantion and was in turn succeded by Istanbul.
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1002 BITHYNIA Koinon of Bithynia Hadrian AE 36 Octastyle temple13 viewsReference.
Waddington, RG pg. 241, 41; BMC Pontus -; SNG Copenhagen -; RPC III,cf 1002

Issue I. 4

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒ
laureate head of Hadrian, r.

Rev. ΚΟΙ-ΝΟΝ ΒΕΙΘΥΝΙΑС
Octastyle temple on podium of two steps; in pediment, Globe

26.90 gr
36 mm
h
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1249 PONTUS, Amisus Hadrian Drachm 131-32 AD Athena standing16 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1249; SNG Copenhagen 178

Issue Year 163 (ΡΞΓ)

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒ Π Π ΥΠ Γ
Draped and laureate bust of Hadrian, r., seen from rear.

Rev. ΑΜΙСΟΥ ΕΛΕΥΘΕΡΑС ΕΤΟΥС ΡΞΓ
Athena standing facing, head l., holding Nike on extended r. hand, l. resting on shield.

2.80 gr
18 mm
6h

Note.
Ex NAC Auktion 78, 2014, Nr. 2239.
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1250 PONTUS, Amisus Hadrian Drachm 131-32 AD Athena standing14 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1250; SNG Copenhagen 178; Rec. 80, Nordbø 1c, 36-62

Issue Year 163 (ΡΞΓ)

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒ Π Π ΥΠ Γ
laureate head of Hadrian, right with drapery on l. shoulder

Rev. ΑΜΙСΟΥ ΕΛΕΥΘΕΡΑС ΕΤΟΥС ΡΞΓ
Athena standing facing, head l., holding Nike on extended r. hand, l. resting on shield.

3.0 gr
18 mm
6h
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1527A MYSIA, Cyzicus. Sabina 128-37 AD Ae.18 Kyzicos standing.14 viewsReference.
RPC III -; SNG von Aulock -; SNG Copenhagen -; BMC -; apparently unpublished.

http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/3/1527A/

Obv. CABINA CЄBACTH.
Draped bust of Sabina, r., with hair coiled and piled on top of head above double stephane

Rev. K - Y / Z - I.
Hero Kyzicos naked but a chlamys on l. shoulder, standing l., resting on sceptre with his r. hand, l. hand on his hip

4.42 gr
18 mm
12h
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1781 LYDIA, Stratonicaea. Hadrian 128-30 AD, Nike19 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1781/5; Journal: Milne, Oxford 3 in NC 1939; BMC -; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG von Aulock -; Imhoof-Blumer, LS -; Isegrim -.
http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/3/1781/5/

Magistrate Candidus (strategos)


Obv: ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC KTICΤΗC.
Laureate head right.

Rev: AΔΡΙΑΝΟΠ СTP.ΥΔΑ CTR and YDA monograms
Nike advancing left with wreath and palm.

4.20 gr
18 mm
12h
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1781 LYDIA, Stratonicaea. Hadrian 128-30 AD, Nike9 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1781; Journal: Milne, Oxford 3 in NC 1939; BMC -; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG von Aulock -; Imhoof-Blumer, LS -; Isegrim -.

Magistrate Candidus (strategos)

Obv: ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC KTICΤΗC.
Laureate head right.

Rev: AΔΡΙΑΝΟΠ СTP.ΥΔΑ CTR and YDA monograms
Nike advancing left with wreath and palm.

3.20 gr
18 mm
12h
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1804 LYDIA, Nacrasa Hadrian, Demos11 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1804; BMC Lydia (pag.168),19; SNG COPENHAGEN 300; SNG VON AULOCK 3037

Obv.: AV TP AΔPIANO,
laureate and cuirassed bust right.

Rev.: NAKPA-CITΩΝ, (NAKRA - CITWN)
Young draped bust of Demos right.

2.91 gr
16 mm
12h
okidoki
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1804 LYDIA, Nacrasa Hadrian, Demos16 viewsReferentie.
RPC III, 1804; BMC Lydia (pag.168),19; SNG COPENHAGEN 300; SNG VON AULOCK 3037

Obv.: AV TP AΔPIANO,
laureate and cuirassed bust right.

Rev.: NAKPA-CITΩΝ, (NAKRA - CITWN)
Young draped bust of Demos right.

2.91 gr
16 mm
h
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1076_P_Hadrian_pseudo_RPC1812.jpg
1812 LYDIA, Nacrasa Ae 15 Pseudo-autonomous under Hadrian Serpent21 viewsReference.
RPC III 1812; vA, Phryg., 1344-53, 1365-9; SNG von Aulock -; SNG Copenhagen 294 var. (ethnic); BMC 7.

Magistrate Markos Iounianos (strategos)

Obv. ΕΠΙ СΤΡΑ ΜΑΡ ΙΟΥΝΙΑΝΟΥ
Bearded head of Heracles, r.

Rev. ΝΑΚΡΑСΙΤΩΝ
Serpent coiled around omphalos

2.43 gr
15 mm
12h
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201c. Pescennius Niger128 viewsGaius Pescennius Niger was governor of Syria in the year 193 when he learned of the emperor Pertinax's murder. Niger's subsequent attempt to claim the empire for himself ended in failure in Syria after roughly one year. His life before becoming governor of Syria is not well known. He was born in Italy to an equestrian family. He seems to have been older than his eventual rival Septimius Severus, so his birth should perhaps be placed ca. AD 135-40. Niger may have held an important position in the administration of Egypt. He won renown, along with Clodius Albinus, for participation in a military campaign in Dacia early in Commodus' reign. Although Niger could have been adlected into the senate before the Dacian campaign, he was by now pursuing a senatorial career and must have been held in high esteem by Commodus. Niger was made a suffect consul, probably in the late 180s, and he was sent as governor to the important province of Syria in 191.

Niger was a well-known and well-liked figure to the Roman populace. After Pertinax became emperor at the beginning of 193, many in Rome may have hoped that the elderly Pertinax would adopt Niger as his Caesar and heir, but Pertinax was murdered without having made succession plans. When Didius Julianus arrived at the senate house on 29 March 193, his first full day as emperor, a riot broke out among the Roman crowd. The rioters took over the Circus Maximus, from which they shouted for Niger to seize the throne. The rioters dispersed the following day, but a report of their demonstration may well have arrived in the Syrian capital, Antioch, with the news that Pertinax had been murdered and replaced by Julianus.

Spurred into action by the news, Niger had himself proclaimed emperor in Antioch. The governors of the other eastern provinces quickly joined his cause. Niger's most important ally was the respected proconsul of Asia, Asellius Aemilianus, and support began to spread across the Propontis into Europe. Byzantium welcomed Niger, who now was preparing further advances. Niger took the additional cognomen Justus, "the Just." Justice was promoted as the theme of his intended reign, and personifications of Justice appeared on his coins.

Other provincial governors, however, also set their sights on replacing Julianus. Albinus in Britain and Septimius Severus in Upper Pannonia (western Hungary) had each aspired to the purple, and Severus was marching an army on Rome. Severus was still 50 miles from the city when the last of Julianus' dwindling authority disappeared. Julianus was killed in Rome 1 June 193.

Niger sent messengers to Rome to announce his acclamation, but those messengers were intercepted by Severus. A deal was struck between Severus and Albinus that kept Albinus in Britain with the title of Caesar. The larger armies of the western provinces were now united in their support for Severus. Niger's support was confined to the east. Severus had Niger's children captured and held as hostages, and a legion was sent to confront Niger's army in Thrace.

The first conflict between the rival armies took place near Perinthus. Although Niger's forces may have inflicted greater casualties on the Severan troops, Niger was unable to secure his advance; he returned to Byzantium. By the autumn of 193, Severus had left Rome and arrived in the region, though his armies there continued to be commanded by supporters. Niger was offered the chance of a safe exile by Severus, but Niger refused.

Severan troops crossed into Asia at the Hellespont and near Cyzicus engaged forces supporting Niger under the command of Aemilianus. Niger's troops were defeated. Aemilianus attempted to flee but was captured and killed. Not long after, in late December 193 or early January 194, Niger was defeated in a battle near Nicaea and fled south to Antioch. Eastern provincial governors now switched their loyalty to Severus, and Niger faced revolts even in Syria. By late spring 194, the Severan armies were in Cilicia preparing to enter Syria. Niger and his army met the Severan troops near Issus. The battle was a decisive defeat for Niger, who fled back to Antioch. The Syrian capital that only one year earlier had cheered as Niger was proclaimed emperor now waited in fear for the approach of its new master. Niger prepared to flee once more, but outside Antioch he was captured and killed.

Despite his popularity with the Roman mob, Pescennius Niger lacked both the strong loyalty of other senatorial commanders and the number of soldiers that his rival Severus enjoyed. Niger was ultimately unable to make himself the true avenger of Pertinax, and his roughly one-year control of the eastern provinces never qualified him to be reckoned a legitimate emperor.

BITHYNIA, Caesarea. Pescennius Niger. AD 193-194. Æ 22mm (6.35 g). Laureate head right / KAICAREIAC GERMANIKHC, coiled serpent left. RG p. 282, 9, pl. XLIV, 8 (same dies); SNG Copenhagen -; SNG von Aulock -. Near VF, brown patina, rough surfaces. Very rare. Ex-CNG
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2074 IONIA, Ephesus Hadrian, cult statue of Artemis6 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2074; SNG von Auock 7866; SNG Copenhagen 388; SNG München 128

Obv. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС ΚΑΙСΑΡ ΟΛΥΜΠΙΟС
Laureate head of Hadrian right

Rev. ΑΡΤΕΜΙС ΕΦΕСΙΑ
Cult statue of Artemis Ephesia with supports between two stags

18.08 gr
29 mm
6h
okidoki
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2089 LYDIA, Tralles Sabina Ae 20 Demeter standing11 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2089; Paris 1659;SNG von Aulock -; SNG Copenhagen -; BMC -

Issue No magistrate name

Obv. СΑΒΕΙΝΑ СΕΒΑСΤΗ
Diademed and draped bust of Sabina, right

Rev. ΤΡΑΛΛΙΑΝΩΝ
Demeter standing l., holding poppy head's in her r. hand, l. resting on sceptre

5.60 gr
20 mm
7h
okidoki
1153_P_Hadrian_RPC2126.jpg
2126 IONIA, Magnesia ad Maeandrum Hadrian, Dionysus standing18 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2126; Schultz Magnesia 96; SNG Copenhagen 864; Prowe III 957

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕ
Laureate head of Hadrian, right

Rev. ΜΑΓΝΗΤΩΝ
Dionysus standing l., holding cantharus in r. hand, l. resting on thyrsus; at his feet, l., panther

4.84 gr
19 mm
12h
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2142A IONIA, Miletus. Hadrian Ae 36 Zeus standing23 viewsReference.
BMC - ;SNG von Aulock- ;SNG Copenhagen -; SNG France- ;RPC - ; RPC III, 2142A.

Obv. AΔPIANOC KAICAP ΟΛΥΜΠΙΟC
Laureate head right.

Rev: POVΦOV TO B ΜΙΛΗ- CΙΩΝ ΕΠΙ
Zeus standing right, wearing chlamys, holding thunderbolt, and resting hand on hip.

26.25 gr
36 mm
6h

Note.
The worship of Hadrian as 'Zeus Olympios' in the east of the empire was also practiced in Miletus. A proof of this is this coinage, which the emperor explicitly names as 'ΟΛΙΜΠΙΟC'. In addition, the archaeological excavations in Miletus have been used to discover a large number of household altars who had been consecrated to Hadrian, who had inscriptions such as "The Caesar Trajan Hadrian Sebastos Zeus Olympios" (Friesen, Imperial Cults, p. 177)
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2145 IONIA. Miletus. Hadrian AE 15 Lion18 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2145; SNG Mu 774

Magistrate Rouphos (b)

Obv. AΔPIANOC KAICAP.
Laureate head right.

Rev. ΜΙΛΗСΙΩΝ ΕΠΙ ΡΟΥΦΟΥ Β
lion left, looking right; above, star

2.75 gr
15 mm
6h
okidoki
SNG_Cop_379_AE_Lydia_DOMICIA.jpg
22-20 - Philadelphia en Lydia - DOMICIA (81 - 96 D.C.)17 viewsAE15 - 1/2 Assarión (Provincial)
14 mm 2,86 gr 0 hr.

Anv: Busto a derecha
Rev: EΠI ΛAΓETA ΦIΛAΔEΛΦ,-[EWN], Racimo de uvas.

Domicia Longina (siglo I) fue una emperatriz romana, esposa del emperador Domiciano a quien dio en 73 D.C. su primer hijo Vespasiano, muere joven.
El emperador la repudia al enterarse de que mantenía relaciones con un comediógrafo de nombre Paris, pero sin embargo años más tarde la vuelve a llamar a su lado y tienen un segundo hijo, en el 90 D.C., al que también llaman Vespasiano, lamentablemente muere muy tempranamente, a los cinco años de edad.
Tras la muerte de este segundo hijo, Domicia encabezó la conjura que acabó con la vida de su marido y llevó al poder a Nerva. Domicia murió en tiempos de Trajano. (Fuente Wikipedia)

Acuñada 82 - 96 D.C.
Ceca: Philadelphia en Lydia - Lagetas Magistrado

Referencias: RPC II #1336; SNG München -; SNG Copenhagen # 379; BMC Lydia # 64 pag. 198,
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22006 Domitian/Athena12 viewsDomitian/Athena
ΔOMITIANOC KAICAP
laureate head right.
Legend is counter-clockwise
CIΔ - HT
Athena advancing left, holding pomegranate, spear and shield,
serpent at foot.
Mint: Side, PAMPHYLIA 19.8mm 4.3g
RPC II 1527; SNG Copenhagen 415
Blayne W
1165_P_Hadrian_RPC2329_5.jpg
2329 PHRYGIA, Laodicea Hadrian Medallion Zeus standing53 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2329.5; Von Aulock, Phrygiens -; SNG München -; SNG von Aulock-; SNG Copenhagen 575; BMC 195

Obv. ΑΥ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС ΟΛΥΜΠΙΟС
Laureate head of Hadrian, r. with drapery on l. shoulder

Rev. ΛΑΟΔΙΚΕΩΝ
Zeus Laodiceus standing facing, head l., holding eagle in his extended r. hand, l. resting on sceptre

36.37 gr
39 mm
12h

Note.
From the Group CEM Collection, Classical Numismatic Group 90, 23 May 2012, 1058 and ex Waddell II, 12 September 1987, 363.

The epithet 'Olympios' was adopted by Hadrian in 128/9 following the dedication of the temple of Zeus Olympios in Athens. It emphasized the emperor's Panhellenic program and enthusiastic Philhellenism, for Zeus Olympios, chief god of the Greek peoples, was the Panhellenic god before all others. RPC suggests that the impressive Laodicean medallions bearing the new epithet were struck on the occasion of Hadrian's visit to the city in June 129.
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2421 LYDIA, Maeonia Pseudo-autonomous AE 18 under Trajan Omphale7 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2421; SNG Copenhagen 215.

Magistrate Demetrios

Obv. ΜΑΙΟΝΩΝ
Bearded head of Heracles, left

Rev. ΕΠΙ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ
Omphale wearing lion’s skin advancing r., holding club over l. shoulder

3.48 gr
18 mm
6h
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826_P_Sabina_RPC2450.jpg
2450 LYDIA, Blaundus Sabina, Demeter standing37 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2450; SNG von Aulock -; SNG Copenhagen 92; BMC 73; SNG München 90; Waddington 4920.

Obv. СΑΒƐΙΝΑ СƐΒΑСΤΗ
Draped bust of Sabina, r., with hair coiled and piled on top of head above double stephane.

Rev, ΒΛΑΥΝΔƐΩΝ
Demeter veiled standing l., holding ears of corn and poppy-head in her r. hand, resting with l. on sceptre

6.0 gr
20 mm
6h

Note.
Plankenhorn Collection Lydia
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1268_P_Sabina_RPC2450.jpg
2450 LYDIA, Blaundus Sabina, Demeter standing16 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2450; SNG von Aulock -; SNG Copenhagen 92; BMC 73; SNG München 90; Waddington 4920.

Obv. СΑΒƐΙΝΑ СƐΒΑСΤΗ
Draped bust of Sabina, r., with hair coiled and piled on top of head above double stephane.

Rev, ΒΛΑΥΝΔƐΩΝ
Demeter veiled standing l., holding ears of corn and poppy-head in her r. hand, resting with l. on sceptre

5.47 gr
21 mm
6h
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632_P_Hadrian_RPC2498.JPG
2498 PHRYGIA, Cadi Hadrian AE 23 Cybele19 viewsReference.
RPC 3, 2498; BMC - ; SNG Copenhagen - ; SNG von Aulock - ; McClean -

Obv. ΑΥ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС
Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder

Rev. ΚΑΔΟΗΝΩΝ
Cybele seated l., holding patera in her r. hand, l. arm resting on tympanum; at her feet, lion

7.20 gr
23 mm
6h
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531_P_Hadrian_Pseudo_RPC2520.jpg
2520 PHRYGIA, Tiberiopolis Ae20 Pseudo-autonomous under Hadrian9 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2520; vA, Phryg. 1187-99; SNG Copenhagen 753; BMC 3
same die pair as nr 5 on RPC 2520

Magistrate T. Ailius Flavianus Sôsthenes (archon)

Obv. ΙΕΡΑ СΥΝΚΛΗΤΟС
Draped bust of Senate, right

Rev. ΕΠΙ CΩCΘΕΝΟΥC ΑΡΧΟΝΤΟC ΤΙΒΕΡΙ (missing character)
Cult statue of Artemis Ephesia with supports between two stags

3.92 gr
20 mm
6h
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630_P_Hadrian_RPC2528.JPG
2585 PHRYGIA, Apameia. Hadrian. Æ 18 Pan / Marsyas8 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2585; SNG Copenhagen ; SNG von Aulock -; BMC 152-4 (pag. 95).

Obv. AVKAI TP AΔΡΙΑΝΟC
Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right

Rev. MAPCV ΑΠAΜΕ in field AC-ΩΝ
Pan/ Marsyas, naked but for flying chlamys, advancing r., playing on double flute.

3.60 gr
18 mm
6h
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450_P_Hadrian.JPG
2585 PHRYGIA, Apameia. Hadrian. Æ 18 Pan / Marsyas16 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2585; SNG Copenhagen ; SNG von Aulock -; BMC 152-4 (pag. 95).

Obv. AVKAI TP AΔΡΙΑΝΟC
Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right

Rev. MAPCV ΑΠAΜΕ in field AC-ΩΝ
Pan/ Marsyas, naked but for flying chlamys, advancing r., playing on double flute.

3.83 gr
18 mm
6h
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227_P_Hadrian__BMC155.jpg
2586 PHRYGIA, Apameia. Hadrian, Marsyas26 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2586; BMC PHRYGIA, 155 (P. 96); SNG Copenhagen 211; SNG von Aulock 3492.

Obv. AΔPIANOC KAI CEB
Laureate bust right, aegis tied at shoulder.

Rev. : AΠAMEΩN MARCYAS KIBΩTOI
Marsyas, naked but for chlamys over lower limbs, reclining l. in rocky cave, above which are two or five chests, holding cornucopia in his raised r. hand, double flute in l.; beneath him, inverted vase from which water flows.

5.28 gr
20 mm
6h

Note.
CNG
The figure on the reverse is not the satyr Marsyas, who does have his mythological orgins in Phrygia, but rather the personification of the river Marsyas, which flows from a spring in the heights above Apamea and eventually joins the Maeander. Apamea was known as Kelaenai before being re-founded by Antiochos I, and had the additional epithet of Kibotos, or "chest," for its importance as a regional trading center.
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1039_P_Hadrian_pseudo_RPC2593.jpg
2593 PHRYGIA, Eucarpia, Pseudo-autonomous under Hadrian Bucranium9 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2593; BMC 4; SNG Copenhagen 366

Magistrate Pedia Secunda (epimelètheisa)

Obv. ΕΥΚΑΡΠΕΩΝ
Bare-headed draped bust of Hermes, r., caduceus behind neck

Rev. ΕΠΙ ΠΕΔΙΑС СΕΚΟΥΝΔΗС
Bucranium surmounted by crescent above which are two stars, one other the other

20.3 gr
16 mm
12h
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1277_P_Hadrian_RPC2696.jpg
2696 PAMPHYLIA, Perge Hadrian, Artemis6 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2696; SNG France -; SNG von Aulock -; SNG Copenhagen 316

Obv. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС ΚΑΙСΑΡ
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., with paludamentum seen from rear

Rev. ΑΡΤΕΜΙΔΟС ΠΕΡΓΑΙΑС
Artemis standing r., quiver at l. shoulder, holding bow in her r. hand

7.15 gr
18 mm
6h
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609_P_Hadrian_RPC2701.JPG
2701 PAMPHYLIA, Perga Hadrian AE 14 Artemis standing right11 viewsReference.
SNG Copenhagen 317; RPC 3, 2701; SNG France 402;

Obv. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС ΚΑΙСΑΡ
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r. with paludamentum, seen from rear

Rev. ΑΡΤΕΜΙΔΟС ΠΕΡΓΑΙΑС
Artemis with radiate crown standing r., quiver at l. shoulder, resting with her r. hand on torch, holding bow in her l.

2.1 gr
14 mm
h
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547_P_Hadrian_SNG_Cop316.jpg
2701 var. PAMPHYLIA, Perga Hadrian AE 15 Artemis standing right14 viewsReference.
SNG Copenhagen 317; RPC III, 2701 var. (bust); SNG France 402;

Obv. AΔPIANOC KAICAP.
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Rev. APTEMIΔOΣ ΠEPΓΑIAC.
Artemis with radiate crown standing r., quiver at l. shoulder, resting with her r. hand on torch, holding bow in her l

3.31 gr.
16 mm.
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7_P_Hadrian_.jpg
2775 PISIDIA, Baris Hadrian AE 18 117-138 AD Horseman 30 viewsReference.
RPC 3, 2775; SNG Copenhagen 107-8; SNG von Aulock 5009

Obv. AVT KAI TPA AΔPIANOC
Laureate, bust right, baldric (sword) strap around neck and across chest, loop on shoulder, seen from front

Rev. BAPHNΩN
Horseman galloping right., spearing serpent.

3.43 gr
17 mm
6h
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445_P_Hadrian.jpg
2787A PISIDIA, Claudioseleucia Hadrian 117-138 AD. Ae. 16 Dionysus standing23 viewsReference. Extremely rare.
RPC III, 2787A; Cf. SNG Copenhagen 209; cf. Waddington 5043.

http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/3/2787A/

Obv: ΚΑΙCΑΡ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC.
Laureate bust right.

Rev: ΚΛΑΥΔΙΟСΕΛΕΥΚΕΩΝ
Dionysus standing left, holding filleted thyrsus and pouring cantharus.

Note Gitbud & Naumann.
Though the reverse legend does not seem to match the Copenhagen and Waddington specimens (Aνθυ Κυιητ Υρκανων---a reading which is already questionable), the similarity in obverse legend and overall style makes an attribution to this city likely.

3.70 gr
16 mm
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1218_P_Hadrian_RPC2956.JPG
2956 CAPPADOCIA, Tyana. Hadrian 135-36 AD Athena standing9 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2956; BMC -; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG von Aulock

Issue Year 20

Obv. ΑΥΤΟ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒΑСΤΟС
Laureate head of Hadrian, right

Rev. ΤΥΑΝΕΩΝ ΤΩΝ [ΠΡ Τ(Α) ΙΕΡ] ΑСΥ ΑΥΤΟ
Athena standing l., holding Nike in her r. hand, l. resting on shield and spear; in field, l. and r., ΕΤ Κ

6.53 gr
20 mm
12h
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1220_P_Hadrian_RPC2959.jpg
2959 CAPPADOCIA, Tyana. Hadrian 136-37 AD Athena standing9 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2959; Waddington 6807; BMC –; SNG Copenhagen –; SNG von Aulock –

Issue Year 21

Obv. ΑΥΤΟ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒΑСΤΟС
Laureate head of Hadrian, right

Rev. ΤΥΑΝΕΩΝ ΤΩΝ ΠΡ [Τ(Α) ΙΕΡ ΑСΥ ΑΥ(ΤΟ)]
Athena standing l., holding Nike in her r. hand, l. resting on shield and spear; in field, l. and r., ΕΤ ΚA

6.09 gr
19 mm
12h
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190_P_Hadrain_Cappadoocia_BMC_143.jpg
3072 CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea. Hadrian, Hemidrachm 119-20 AD Club30 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3072; Sydenham, Caesarea 257; SNG Copenhagen 223; BMC 143

Issue Year 4

Obv. AVTO KAIC TRAI ADRIANOC CEBACT
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., with drapery on l. shoulder

Rev. Є T-Δ
Club, handle at top

1.92 gr
14 mm
12h
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1398_P_Hadrian_RPC3072.jpg
3072 CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea. Hadrian, Hemidrachm 119-20 AD Club6 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3072; Sydenham, Caesarea 257; SNG Copenhagen 223; BMC 143

Issue Year 4

Obv. AVTO KAIC TRAI ADRIANOC CEBACT
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., with drapery on l. shoulder

Rev. Є T-Δ
Club, handle at top

1.89 gr
13.60 mm
12h
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307a. Cornelia Supera25 viewsMYSIA, Parium. Cornelia Supera, wife of Aemilian. Augusta, AD 253. Æ 20mm (4.44 g). Diademed and draped bust right / Capricorn right. SNG Copenhagen -; SNG von Aulock 7448. Fair, green and red patina, rough surfaces. Rare.

A little rough but I think it's the only one I can afford :P
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371_P_Hadrian.jpg
3109 CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea Hadrian Didrachm 128-38 AD Club 37 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3109; BMC p. 61, 135; Hunter II p. 587, 43; Metcalf p. 122, 99; SNG Copenhagen 231; SNG von Aulock 6421; Sydenham p. 78, 280

Obv. AΔPIANOC CEBACTOC
Laureate head right.

Rev. ΥΠΑΤΟС Γ ΠΑΤΗΡ ΠΑΤΡΙΔΟС (Issue Hadrian Pater Patriae)
Club, handle at top

6.21 gr
21.5 mm
6 h.
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676_P_Hadrian_RPC3280A.jpg
3279A CILICIA, Tarsus Hadrian, Tyche of Tarsus left30 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3279A; BMC -; SNG France -; Coll. Weber -; SNG Copenhagen 358 var. (Laureate obv. bust).

Obv. AYTO KAΙ AΔPIANOY CEB ΟΛΥNΔΙΟC.
Bare head right, slight drapery on far shoulder.

Rev: AΔΡΙΑΝΗC TARCOY MHTPOΠOΛΕΩC.
Veiled and turreted Tyche seated left on a sphinx decorated diphros, holding bunch of grapes and grain ears; at her feet to left, river god Kydnos swimming left.

10.88 gr
26 mm
12h
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365_P_Hadrian_BMC.JPG
3414 COMMAGENE, Samosata. AE 16 130-31 AD Winged caduceus.23 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3414; BMC - cf 17 - 19; SNG Copenhagen cf. 18

Issue ΕΤ ΝΗ = year 58

Obv: AΔΡΙΑNOC CEBACTOC.
Laureate and draped bust of Hadrian, r., with paludamentum, seen from rear.

Rev: C - A / E - T / N-H CA = Samosata, ЄT = ЄTOYΣ ("in the year of"), and NH = 50+8)
Winged caduceus.

2,73 gr
16 mm
6h
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364_P_Hadrian.JPG
3416 COMMAGENE, Samosata. Hadrian AE 16 131-32 AD 18 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3416; Butcher 11 (a); BMC - ; SNG Copenhagen -

Issue ΕΤ ΝΘ = year 59

Obv.
Two crossed cornucopias.

Rev. in field C - A / Θ -N . (CY 59) or Θ -Λ CY 39??
Two ears of corn

2.00 gr
13 mm
12h
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469_P_Hadrian_Prieur156.jpg
3690 SYRIA Antioch. Hadrian Tetradrachm 119 AD Eagle standing27 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3690; Prieur 157; McAlee 535; BMC Galatia pg. 187, 304; SNG Copenhagen 205

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΘΕ ΤΡΑ ΠΑΡ ΥΙ ΘΕ ΝΕΡ ΥΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒ
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, with paludamentum, r.

Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤ Γ
eagle standing facing, head left, on leg of animal.

13.65 gr
26 mm
5h
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779_P_Hadrian_RPC3692.JPG
3692 SYRIA Antioch. Hadrian. As AB below. Laurel-branch countermark16 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3692; SNG Copenhagen 230; McAlee 536a
Countermark Laurel-branch Howgego 378

Obv. ΑΥΤΟ ΚΑΙС Θ ΤΡ Π ΥΙ Θ ΝΕΡ ΥΙω ΤΡ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒΑС
Laureate and cuirassed bust right Countermark Laurel-branch

Rev. S • C
in laurel wreath; beneath: AB

15.23 gr
27 mm
12h
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313_P_Hadrian.jpg
3696 SYRIA Antioch. Hadrian. As Єς below.25 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3696; SNG Copenhagen 209; McAlee 536c

http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/3/3696/5/

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС Θ ΤΡ Π ΥΙ Θ ΝΕΡ ΥΙω ΤΡ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒΑС
Laureate and cuirassed bust right

Rev. S • C
In laurel wreath beneath Єς

14.28 gr
27 mm
12h
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723_P_Hadrian_RPC3696.jpg
3696 SYRIA Antioch. Hadrian. As Єς below. 27 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3696; SNG Copenhagen 209; McAlee 536c
Countermark Laurel-branch Howgego 378

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС Θ ΤΡ Π ΥΙ Θ ΝΕΡ ΥΙω ΤΡ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒΑС
Laureate and cuirassed bust right Countermark Laurel-branch

Rev. S • C
In laurel wreath beneath Єς

16.75 gr
27 mm
12h

Note.
Auktion 417 Lot 298
Sammlung Lückger
1927 bei Leo Hamburger, Frankfurt am Main.
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MacAlee_125.jpg
3730 SYRIA, Antioch. Pseudo-autonomous. under Hadrian Trichalkon. 128-29 AD Ram A above33 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3730; McAlee 125 (a); SNG Copenhagen 115; BMC --

Issue Civic bronze coins dated Year 177

Obv. ANTIOXЄωN THC MHTPOΠOΛЄωC
Turreted, veiled and draped bust of Tyche right.

Rev. ЄT ZOP
Ram leaping right, head left; star within crescent and A above.

4.26 gr
17 mm
12h
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3732 SYRIA, Antioch. Pseudo-autonomous. under Hadrian Trichalkon. 128-29 AD Ram Γ above27 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3732; McAlee 125c; BMC 102; SNG Copenhagen 117.

Issue Civic bronze coins dated Year 177

Obv. ANTIOXЄωN THC MHTPOΠOΛЄωC.
Turreted, veiled and draped bust of Tyche right.

Rev. ЄT ZOP
Ram leaping right, head left; star within crescent and in field, l., Γ

4.87 gr
17 mm
12h
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1289_P_pseudo_RPC3732.jpg
3732 SYRIA, Antioch. Pseudo-autonomous. under Hadrian Trichalkon. 128-29 AD Ram Γ above46 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3732; McAlee 125c; BMC 102; SNG Copenhagen 117.

Issue Civic bronze coins dated Year 177

Obv. ANTIOXЄωN THC MHTPOΠOΛЄωC.
Turreted, veiled and draped bust of Tyche right.

Rev. ЄT ZOP
Ram leaping right, head left; star within crescent and in field, l., Γ

4.36 gr
18 mm
12h
1 commentsokidoki
252_P_Hadrian__BMC48.jpg
3829 PHOENICIA, Tripolis. Hadrian 117 AD AE 25 Jugate32 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3829; BMC Phoenicia 48 (p.210); SNG Copenhagen 280.

Obv. AVTOK KAICAP TPAIANOC
Laureate bust right, slight drapery on far shoulder. Aegis?

Rev. TPIPOLEITWN HKY Date
Draped busts of the Dioscuri right, each wearing laureate pileus surmounted by star.

9.96 gr
25 mm
12h
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268_P_Hadrian_BMC_57.JPG
3830 PHOENICIA, Tripolis. Hadrian 117 AD, Nike29 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3830; BMC Phoenicia 57 (p. 211); Rouvier 1697; SNG Copenhagen -.

Issue Year 428

Obv. AYTO KAICAP TPAI-ANOC AΔPIANOC
Laureate bust right, slight drapery

Rev. TPΙΠ ΟΛΕΙΤωΝ HKY in left field.
Nike standing left on galley, holding wreath and palm

7.04 gr
19 mm
12h
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385_P_Hadrian_BMC_226.JPG
3875 PHOENICIA, Sidon. Hadrian AE 117-18 AD Car of Astarte39 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3875; BMC Phoenicia (pg. 181), 226; SNG Copenhagen 253; AUB 234

Issue Year 228?

Obv. ΣΙΔΟΝΟ - Σ ΘΕΑΣ (SIDONO-S QEAS)
Laureate head right.

Rev. [HKΣ] or ZΚΣ (date) in exergue.
Car of Astarte: Baetyle within, set on two-wheeled base.

8.65 gr
24 mm
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1135_P_Hadrian_RPC3875.jpg
3875 PHOENICIA, Sidon. Hadrian AE 117-18 AD Car of Astarte13 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3875; SNG Copenhagen 253; AUB 234; Rouvier 1745, BMC 226-8, Abou Diwan 1678-715

Issue Year 228

Obv. ΣΙΔΟΝΟ - Σ ΘΕΑΣ (SIDONO-S QEAS)
Laureate head right.

Rev. HKΣ
Car of Astarte: Baetyle within, set on two-wheeled base.

11.80 gr
28 mm
12h

Note.
Broad flan for issue
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282_P_Hadrian.JPG
3900 PHOENICIA, Tyre. Pseudo-autonomous under Hadrian, 121-22 AD Palm15 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3900; BMC Phoenicia 347 ( pg. 266 ); SNG Copenhagen 351.

Obv. no legend.
Turreted, veiled, and draped bust of Tyche right.

Rev. ΤΥΡ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛƐΩС ΙƐΡ ΑΣ, ΖΜΣ (or ΖΜС)
Phoenician letters לצר (‘of Tyre’); palm tree.

3.05 gr
16 mm
12h
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Cleopatra_RPC_4772.jpg
4) Cleopatra - Chalcis, Syria17 viewsCLEOPATRA VII
AE 19 of Chalcis, Syria, 32-31 BC

Diademed and draped bust of Cleopatra right / Nike advancing right, holding palm, within laurel wreath.

RPC I 4772; SNG Copenhagen -; HGC 9, 1452. aVF, flan crack

Ex-Amphora Coins, with Hendin COA
RM0021
Sosius
2550147.jpg
4) Juba II and Cleopatra Selene28 viewsKINGS of MAURETANIA
Juba II, with Cleopatra Selene. 25 BC-24 AD.
AR Denarius (18mm, 2.95g)
Caesarea mint. Struck circa 20 BC-AD 24.

Diademed head right / Star in crescent. MAA 97; SNG Copenhagen 567. VF, weak strike.

For almost fifty years Juba II maintained order in North Africa as one of Rome's most loyal client kings. In AD 11, he had been given Cleopatra Selene, daughter of Cleopatra VII of Egypt, as a wife by a grateful Augustus, and their son, Ptolemy, succeeded him in AD 24.

Ex CNG
RM0005
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claudius_AE21_RPC1578.jpg
41-54 AD - CLAUDIUS & AUGUSTUS AE21 of Thessalonica - struck under Claudius29 viewsobv:TI KLAY KAICAP CEBACTOC GEP (laureate head of Claudius left)
rev: TEOC CEBACTOC TECCALONEIKEWN (radiate head of Augustus right)
ref: RPC 1578, SNG ANS 842, BMC Macedonia -; SNG Copenhagen -
mint: Thessalonica, Macedonia
8.19 gms, 21 mm
Rare

Under the Roman Empire, Thessalonica became the capital city of the Roman province of Macedonia (146 BCE). Paul wrote the epistles to the Thessalonians, from Corinth in 51 AD.
berserker
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6. ATTICA, Athens. Circa 460-404 BC. 197 viewsDrachm (14mm, 3.43 g, 6h). Helmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig behind; all within incuse square. Kroll 10; SNG Copenhagen 41. Near VF, graffito on reverse.

CNG Electronic Auction 217, Lot: 66.
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632 MACEDONIA Koinon of Macedonia Hadrian AE 27 129 AD Winged thunderbolt16 viewsReferentie.
RPC III, 632; BMC Macedon p. 28; 151; SNG Copenhagen 1338; Sear GIC 1118.

Obv. AΔRIANOC KAICAP
Laureate head right.

Rev. KOINON MAKEΔONΩN
Winged thunderbolt.

13.7 gr
26 mm
6h
okidoki
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88 BC - In Celebration of the Slaughter of 80,000 Romans in Asia Minor271 views Ionia, Smyrna, 88-85 BC, AE 25
Diademed head of Mithradates VI of Pontos right.
ZMYPNAIΩN right, EPMOΓENHΣ/ΦPIΞOΣ to left of Nike standing right, palm frond over one shoulder while crowning the city’s ethnic with wreath.
Milne, Autonomous Smyrna 340; Callataÿ pl. LI, P-Q; SNG Copenhagen 1206.
(25 mm, 14.86 g, 12h)

This coin was struck in the First Mithradatic War, at a time when Mithradates VI had all but expelled the Romans from Asia Minor. A civic issue from Smyrna, it was an overt statement of the city’s support for Mithradates in his campaign against Rome as well as a celebration of Mithradates success in freeing most of Asia Minor from the Roman yoke. The issue probably commenced shortly after Mithradates had organised the murder of 80,000 Roman citizens in a single night across the cities of Asia Minor in the Spring of 88 BC. The issue was short lived, as the tide of military fortune quickly turned against Mithradates when he had to face Sulla. Ultimately, he was forced to negotiate a truce (the Treaty of Dardanos) with the Romans in 85 BC, bringing Asia Minor firmly back into the Roman Empire. This brought this coinage to an end. However, the peace was short lived and hostilities between Rome and Mithradates resumed two years later, continuing intermittently for the next twenty years until Mithradates death in 66 BC following a succession of military defeats at the hands of Pompey the Great.
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Abdera - AR hemiobol13 views
475-448 BC
forepart of gryffin left
scallop shell within insuce square
May 198-9; SNG Copenhagen 319
ex Solidus
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Abdera tetrobol, Griffin/ Dionysos56 viewsTHRACE. Abdera. Circa 386/385 - 375 BC. AR Tetrobol (14mm - 2.59 g). Griffin left / Wreathed head of Dionysos right within linear square. May 405-419; SNG Copenhagen 332. VF, obverse a little rough. Ex VauctionsPodiceps
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Abdera, Ptolemy III/ griffin; countermark48 viewsAbdera , 281 - 200 BC Æ22. 5.2g. Svoronos 929, Lindgren 740, SNG Cop 380, RPC II -, BMC Thrace -, AMNG II -, Abdera mint; obverse head of Ptolemy III right, circular countermark of a club; reverse ΑΒΔΗ−ΠΙΤΩΝ, griffin recumbent to left, star and pellet before. SNG Copenhagen speculates the kings depicted on this series are Ptolemy III, IV, or V.Podiceps
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Abdera, Thrace44 views400-346 B.C.
Silver Triobol
1.55 gm, 14 mm
Obv.: Griffin crouching left on club,
HPA (magistrate’s name, Hera) above
Rev.: ΑΒΔ-ΗΡΙ-ΤΕ-ΩΝ around laureate head of Apollo right within linear square.
BMC 3 p.73, 59;
[SNG Copenhagen 362]
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Abdera, Thrace. ca 425-352 BC60 viewsÆ 10mm. Griffin seated left / EPI DIONUSADOS, quartered square with four pellets.
SNG Copenhagen 371v. BMC 85
Dino
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Abydos - AE6 views4th - 3rd century BC
laureate head of Apollo right
eagle left; ABY
SNG von Aulock 1446; cf. SNG Copenhagen 36
ex Savoca
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Abydos - AR Obol6 views480-450 BC
eagle left, star above
ABY
facing head of Medusa within incuse square
SNG Copenhagen 5; BMC 4-5
ex Savoca
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Abydos, Troas 26 views480-450 B.C.
Silver Obol
0.75 gm, 9-10mm
Obv.: Eagle standing left on dotted ground line, A[BY] before left
Rev.: Facing Gorgon in incuse square
Sear 4004, BMC 17 p.1, 4/5
[SNG Copenhagen 4; SNG München 4]
Jaimelai
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ACHAEA, Pellene. 350-300 BC. Æ Dichalkon171 viewsACHAEA, Pellene. 350-300 BC. Æ Dichalkon - 13mm (2.08 g). Laureate head of Apollo right / PE monogram and ram's head within laurel wreath. BCD 595.1; SNG Copenhagen 214. VF, dark green, almost black, patina with some deposits.

ex Barry P. Murphy
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Achaea. Corinthia, Corinth. Marcus Aurelius Æ 26mm. Bellerophon.84 views Obv: Laureate head right.
Rev: CLI COR Bellerophon riding Pegasos flying right, attacking a chimaera, facing right.
BCD 706; SNG Copenhagen -.

Bellerophon in Greek mythology was "the greatest hero and slayer of monsters, alongside Cadmus and Perseus, before the days of Heracles", whose greatest feat was killing the Chimera, a monster that Homer depicted with a lion's head, a goat's body, and a serpent's tail: "her breath came out in terrible blasts of burning flame.
The replacement of Bellerophon by the more familiar culture hero Perseus was a development of Classical times that was standardized during the Middle Ages and has been adopted by the European poets of the Renaissance and later.
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Achaea. Corinthia, Corinth. Nero Æ20. Claudius Anaxilaus and P. Ventidius Fronto154 viewsCorinthia, Corinth. Nero. 54-68 AD. Æ 20mm . Ti. Claudius Anaxilaus and P. Ventidius Fronto, Duovirs. Struck 67-68 AD. Laureate head of Nero left / Nero stands facing within tetrastyle temple. BCD Corinth 480. SNG Copenhagen 235-236. RPC I 1208.

Duoviri, "the two men" was the official style of two joint magistrates. Such pairs of magistrates were appointed at various periods of Roman history both in Rome itself and in the colonies and municipia.
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Achaea. Laconia, Lacedaimon (Sparta). Ae As 14 viewsObv: Laureate head of Zeus right.
Rev: Λ - A / EΠI - EY / PY - KΛE / O - Σ.
Club within wreath.
(Circa 31-2 BC). C. Julius Eurycles, magistrate.
RPC I 1103; SNG Copenhagen 603.
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Achaean League - Sparta (Laconia) 192/146 BC26 viewsSparta (Laconia) Hemidrachm - Achaean League 192/146 BC. Ae 14, Weight 2.48g. Obv: Head of Zeus / monograms, Dioscuri caps all within wreath. Clerk, Achaean League pl. XIII, 6 http://www.acsearch.info/record.html?id=166481
Also listed an almost identical coin by Forum Member (Lloyd T) as:
Lakonia, Lakedaimon (Sparta), ca. 85 BC, AR Hemidrachm: in the style of the Achaean League
Laureate and bearded head of Zeus right . / Central AX monogram, pilei of the Dioskouri flanking, ΛAI monogram above and ΩΠMY monogram below, all within laurel wreath.
HGC 5, 643 (S); Clerk 319; BCD Peloponnesos 865.4; SNG Copenhagen 320.
(13 mm, 2.36 g, 6h)
ex-BCD Collection; ex- Johan Chr. Holm (Denmark) 1976.
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Antigoneia (Mantineia). Circa 188-180 BC217 viewsAR Hemidrachm (13mm, 2.43 g). Laureate head of Zeus right / Monogram; A-N across field, monogram below; all within wreath tied at the bottom. Clerk 195; BCD Peloponnesos 1491; SNG Copenhagen 281. VF, toned. ex BCD Collection (not in LHS sale); Benner-Antigoneia-2. CNG auction 179 lot 40.CGPCGP
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Antigoneia (Mantineia). Circa 188-180 BC.73 viewsAR Hemidrachm (13mm, 2.32 g). Laureate head of Zeus right / Monogram; A-N across field, monogram below; all within wreath tied at the bottom. Clerk 195; BCD Peloponnesos 1491; SNG Copenhagen 281; Benner-Antigoneia-2. Toned. CGPCGP
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Tegea. 88-30 BC. 138 viewsAR Hemidrachm (2.49 g, 8h). Laureate head of Zeus right / XA monogram; T-E across field; all within wreath. Clerk 223; BCD 1744; SNG Copenhagen 293; Benner-Tegea-4. Toned.

From Collection C.P.A. Ex Tkalec (24 October 2003), lot 94.

exCNG 78, lot 695.
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Achaia, Dyme, ca. 300-250 BC, Æ Dichalkon11 viewsVeiled head of Demeter right.
ΔY within wreath with ties to left.

HGC 5, 37 (R1); BCD Peloponnesos 476; BMC 2; Traite 834, MG 29; SNG Copenhagen (Phliasia) 145.

(16 mm, 2.18 g, 8h).
Classical Numismatic Group, February 2009; ex- BCD Collection (not in LHS sale); found in Thessaly according to BCD collection tag.

Minor softness on reverse.
Very rare, less than a dozen specimens known.
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Achaian League, Elis, ca. 50 BC, AR Hemidrachm 11 viewsLaureate head of Zeus right, KA monogram in outer right field.
Wreath surrounding AX monogram in centre; FA monogram to left, Ω above ELIΣ monogram (Elis) in upper field and XE monogram to right, thunderbolt below.

BCD Peloponnesos 685 (this coin); HGC 5, 540 (R2); Clerk 261; SNG Copenhagen 306.

(15 mm, 2.39 g, 6h).
Classical Numismatic Group e-Auction 160, 14 March 2007, 44; ex- BCD collection: LHS Auction 96, 8-9 May 2006, 685; ex- Danish National Museum, Copenhagen (c.f. SNG Cop 306 deaccessioned duplicate).
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Achaian League. Elis. Hemidrachm6 viewsACHAIA, Achaian League. Elis. Circa 45-30 BC. AR Hemidrachm. Kallippos, magistrate. Laureate head of Zeus right; [KAΛΛIΠΠ]OΥ (magistrate) behind / Monogram; FA to left, Φ above and X to right, thunderbolt below; all within wreath tied at the bottom. Clerk 273 var. (name in genitive); BCD Peloponnesos 690; SNG Copenhagen 298. 1 commentsPodiceps
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Ae 11.8; Griffin seated r. / ΤΗΙΩΝ Four-stringed lyre in linear square15 viewsTeos, Ionia. Third - First century B C. AE 1.78g, 11.8mm. Griffin seated r. / ΤΗΙΩΝ Four-stringed lyre in linear square. SNG Copenhagen 1460. Ex Gerhard RohdePodiceps
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AE provincial, Saitta, Lydia (Sidas Kaleh, Turkey), Senate/River-God (mid-2nd to early 3d century AD) 5 viewsIЄΡA - [CYNKΛHTOC], bare-headed youthful draped bust of Senate right / CAIT[THNΩN] + [ЄPMOC] in exergue, River-God Hermos reclining left, holding reed and cornucopiae, resting arm on urn (hydria) from which waters flow.

Ӕ (base metal yellow, orichalcum?), 22 mm, 5.68 g, die axis 6.5h (coin alignment)

It is difficult to read the name of the river. I think that ЄPMOC is more likely, but VΛΛΟС is also possible, representing the other important local river, Hyllos.

Possible catalog references are BMC Lydia 25 (or 26-27?), SNG Copenhagen 398, SNG München 439.
For the Hyllos reverse, Leypold 1153.

To emphasize the autonomy of certain Hellenistic polises, even under the Roman rule they sometimes used allegorical figures of Senate or Demos on obverses of their coins instead of imperial portraits. Saitta was issuing similar-looking coins with busts of emperors and their family as well, but in this issue the town Senate is honoured as the ruler. IЄΡA CYNKΛHTOC = Holy Senate. CAITTHNΩN = Saitta, ЄPMOC = Hermos, the name of the river and its god.

River-Gods or Potamoi (Ποταμοί) were the gods of the rivers and streams of the earth, all sons of the great earth-encirling river Okeanos (Oceanus) and his wife Tethys. Their sisters were the Okeanides (Oceanids), goddesses of small streams, clouds and rain, and their daughters were the Naiades, nymphs of springs and fountains. A River-God was depicted in one of three forms: as a man-headed bull; a bull-horned man with the tail of a serpentine-fish in place of legs; or as a reclining man with an arm resting upon a pitcher pouring water, which we see in this case. The addition of cornucopia symbolizes the blessings that a particular river bestows on those who live near it.

Saitta or Saittae (Σαίτται, Ptolemy 5.2.21: Σέτται, Σάετται) was a polis in eastern Lydia (aka Maeonia), in the rivers' triangle between the upper Hyllus (modern Demirci Çayı, c. 12 km to the west) and the Hermus or Hermos (modern Gediz Nehri, c. 20 km to the south). In Roman imperial times it belonged to the "conventus" of Sardis in the Roman province of Asia (conventus was a territorial unit of a Roman province, mostly for judicial purposes).

Now its ruins are known now as Sidas Kaleh or Sidaskale in Turkey, near the village of İçikler (İcikler Mahallesi, 45900 Demirci/Manisa). They were never excavated, so are little known or cared for. Ruins of a stadium and a theatre survive, together with remains of some temples and tombs.

Not much is known about it. It was a regional centre for the production of textiles. In 124 AD the town was probably visited by emperor Hadrianus. During the Roman period the cult of the moon god Mēn Axiottenus was very popular in the city. Because of its reference to "angels" (both literally as the Greek word and by their function as god's messengers) it was possibly close to the more general Asia Minor cult of Theos Hypsistos, Θεος ὕψιστος, "the highest god" (200 BC – 400 AD), which in turn was perhaps related to the gentile following of the Second Temple in Jerusalem.

Known Roman provincial coins issued by this city feature portraits of emperors from Hadrian to Gallienus, thus covering the period from 117 to 268 AD, with the peak around the Severan dynasty. The semi-autonomous issues are usually dated from mid-2nd to mid-3d century AD.

Later Saittae was the seat of a Byzantine bishopric. Bishop Limenius signed the Chalcedon Creed, while Bishop Amachius spoke at the Council of Chalcedon. Although an Islamic area now, Saittae remains a titular see of the Roman Catholic Church.
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Aegina, Attica27 views510 - 485 B.C.
Silver Stater
12.35 gm, 18 mm
Obv.: Sea turtle with collar
Rev.: “Proto-skew” incuse pattern, round test punch near center
Sear 1851;
BMC 11, p.128, 28
HGC 6, 430
[Meadows, Groups IIa-IIb]
[SNG Copenhagen 501]
Jaimelai
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Aegina, Attica48 views510 - 485 B.C.
Silver Stater
12.35 gm, 18 mm
Obv.: Sea turtle with collar
Rev.: “Proto-skew” incuse pattern, round test punch near center
Sear 1851;
BMC 11, p.128, 28
HGC 6, 430
[Meadows, Groups IIa-IIb]
[SNG Copenhagen 501]
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Aegina, Attica39 views510 - 485 B.C.
Silver Stater
12.35 gm, 18 mm
Obv.: Sea turtle with collar
Rev.: “Proto-skew” incuse pattern, round test punch near center
Sear 1851;
BMC 11, p.128, 28
HGC 6, 430
[Meadows, Groups IIa-IIb]
[SNG Copenhagen 501]
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Aegina, Attica, (c. 360-350 B.C.), AE-12, SNG Cop 533, -/-//--, Refined skew, #1117 viewsAegina, Attica, (c. 360-350 B.C.), AE-12, SNG Cop 533, -/-//--, Refined skew, #1
avers: Two dolphins, A between.
reverse: Refined skew.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 11,5-12,5mm, weight: 1,53g, axes: 10h,
mint: Aegina, Attica, date: c. 360-350 B.C., ref: SNG Cop 533, BMC Attica pg.143, 206ff, Laffaille 359.
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Aegina, ca. 445-431 BC, AR Stater 27 viewsLand tortoise with segmented shell.
Large incuse square with heavy skew pattern in five compartments.

Millbank plate 2, 12; SNG Copenhagen 516; Sear 2600.

(20 mm, 12.16 g).
Classical Numismatic Group.
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AEOLIS, Aigai 50 viewsAigai is an ancient Greek site in Turkey, situated at a rather high altitude almost on top of the Mount Gün (Dağı), part of the mountain chain of Yunt (Dağları) in western Anatolia in the location of the present village of Yuntdağı Köseler, depending Manisa central district, although the easier road to the site departs from İzmir's Aliağa district center, though the bifurcation for Şakran township. Aigai lived its brightest period under the Attalid dynasty that ruled from nearby Pergamon in the 3rd century and 2nd century B.C.

Aeolis (Ancient Greek Αιολίς Aiolís) or Aeolia (IPA [iːˈoʊlɪə]) (Ancient Greek Αιολία Aiolía) was an area that comprised the west and northwestern region of Asia Minor, mostly along the coast, and also several offshore islands (particularly Lesbos), where the Aeolian Greek city-states were located. Aeolis incorporated the southern parts of Mysia which bounded it to the north, Ionia to the south, and Lydia to the east. In early times, the Aeolians' twelve most important cities were independent, and formed a league: Cyme (also called Phriconis), Larissae, Neonteichos, Temnus, Cilla, Notium, Aegiroessa, Pitane, Aegeaeae, Myrina, Gryneia, and Smyrna (Herodotus, 1.149).

According to Homer's description, Odysseus, after his stay with the Cyclopes, reached the island of Aiolos, who provided him with the west wind Zephyr.

AEOLIS, Aigai. Circa 3rd Century BC. Laureate head of Apollo right / Head of goat right. SNG Copenhagen 4

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Aeolis, Aigai, Hermes / goat, AE1245 views12mm, 2.71g
obv: draped bust of Hermes right, wearing petasos
rev: AIΓAEΩN; forepart of goat right; monograms above and to right
(SNG Copenhagen 14)
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AEOLIS, Elaia. 2nd-1st century BC. AE16mm.20 viewsAEOLIS, Elaia. 2nd-1st century BC.
Obv.Head of Demeter right, wearing grain wreath
Rev.Torch within grain wreath, EΛ-AI/T-ΩN.
Ref. SNG München 395; SNG Copenhagen 181-5, Sear 4206.
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Aeolis, Grynion Æ12.22 viewsObv: Three-quarter facing head of Apollo, turned slightly left, wearing laurel wreath.
Rev: ΓΥΡ, mussel shell.
SNG Copenhagen 205; BMC 1.
3rd Century BC.
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Aeolis, Kyme16 viewsAEOLIS, Kyme. 6th century BC. AR Hemiobol. Forepart of horse right / Floral pattern. SNG Copenhagen 34; SNG Kayhan 91; SNG von Aulock 7692; Klein 334. VF, darkly toned.ecoli
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AEOLIS, KYME AE 11 10 viewsOBVERSE: AΡIΣT-ANΔΡOΣ, eagle standing right
REVERSE: K-Y, one-handled vase
Struck at Aeolis, 300-200BC
1.36g, 11mm
Sear #4187; SNG Copenhagen 41-3
Legatus
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Aeolis, Kyme, ca. 151-145 BC, AR Tetradrachm 57 viewsHead of the Amazon Kyme right, hair bound with tainia.
KYMAIΩN METROΦANHZ Bridled horse standing right, left foreleg raised above an oinochoe (one-handled jug), all within laurel wreath.

Oakley obverse die 1; BMC Aeolis p111, 74, SNG Copenhagen 104 (same obverse die).

(33 mm, 16.77 g, 12h).
Forum Ancient Coins.

Dating to 151-145 BC based on the analysis of recent hoards: Commerce (“Demetrius I” Hoard), 2003 (CH 10.301) by Lorber and Gaziantep Hoard (CH 9.257; 10.308) by Meadows and Houghton date the stenophoric civic issues of Kyme to the interval ca. 151-145 BC.
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AEOLIS, Kyme. 350-250 BC. AE1710 viewsAEOLIS, Kyme. 350-250 BC.
Obv. Forepart of horse right.
Rev. One-handled vase. HP monogram in left field.
Ref.BMC 40ff; SNG Copenhagen 79; SNG von Aulock 1626
Lee S
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Aeolis, Temnos, Tyche, AE1865 viewstime of Valerian and Gallienus, AD 253-268
18mm, 2.93g
obv: turreted and draped bust of Tyche right
rev: Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia
(SNG Copenhagen 274-5; SNG von Aulock 1677)
ex CNG
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AEOLIS. Temnos14 viewsAEOLIS. Temnos. Ae (3rd century BC).
Obv: Head of Dionysos left, wearing ivy wreath.
Rev: T - A.
Grape bunch on vine.
SNG Copenhagen 246-8.
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AEOLIS: Elaia8 viewsAEOLIS, Elaia. 2nd-1st century BC. Æ 16mm. Head of Demeter right, wearing grain wreath / Torch within grain wreath, EΛ-AI/T-ΩN. SNG München 395; SNG Copenhagen 181-5, Sear 4206.Molinari
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AEOLIS: Kyme7 viewsAEOLIS, Kyme. Circa 165-early 1st century BC. Æ 16mm. Apatourios, magistrate. Draped bust of Artemis right, with bow and quiver over shoulder / Oinochoe; laurel branches flanking. SNG Copenhagen 106-7; SNG von Aulock 1641.Molinari
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AEOLIS: Kyme14 viewsAEOLIS, Kyme. 1st century BC. Æ 13mm. Forepart of horse right, reins trailing / Bow and quiver; monogram to left. SNG Copenhagen 110-1. Molinari
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AEOLIS: Neonteichos16 viewsAiolis: Neonteichos. 3rd-2nd century BC. AE10 (.98g). Head of Athena right, wearing helmet decorated with griffin / Owl standing right, head facing; NE monogram below. SNG Copenhagen 244; SNG von Aulock 1670. (rare, a nicer CNG example went for $400+)Molinari
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Aesernia, Samnium - AE7 viewsc. 263-240 BC
head of Vulcan left wearing laureate pileus, tongs behind
VOLCANOM
Jupiter in biga right holding thunderbolt and reins
AISERNINO
HNItaly 430 SNG Copenhagen 256-257 SNG ANS 118
6,90g
ex Artemide Kunstauktionen
Johny SYSEL
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Agathopolis - AE5 viewsc. 300 BC
young male head right wearing tania
facing double boddied owl
AΓA_ΘO
AMNG -; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG Stancomb -; BMC -; Head p. 258
ex Savoca
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Agrippina the Younger, sister of Caligula, wife of Claudius, mother of Nero. Augusta, 50-59 CE.272 viewsBosporos, under King Kotys I with Claudius & Agrippina Jr. 50-54 AD.
Æ 12 nummia or Assarion (25 mm, 9.30 gm).
Obv: TI KLAUDIOU KAICAROC, Laureate head of Claudius right, IB below.
Rev: IOULIAN AGRIPPINAN CEBACTHN, Head of Agrippina Junior left, hair weaved and tied at back of head to make a loop ponytail; BAK (monogram of Kotys I) before.
SGI 5438; RPC 1925; BMC 13.52,7; Anokhin Bosporus 348; Vagi 670; SNG Vol IX, 971; SNG Copenhagen 31; W.Wroth p. XI, 14.
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AINOS 47 viewsAR Diobol, ca. 455/4 - 453/452.
Vs: Kopf des Hermes mit Petasos rechts.
Rs: I - A. Kerykeion, das Ganze in vertieftem Quadrat.
1,21 gr 10 mm
Selten
May, Ainos group XV, 75-84; SNG Copenhagen 389. _6478
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Ainos, Thrace16 views440-412 B.C.
Silver Diobol
1.19 gm, 11.5 mm
Obv.: Head of Hermes right, wearing petasos.
Rev.: Bearded goat standing right, coiled serpent before, AIN above.
Sear 1567 v.; HGC 3II, 1274 v.;
[May, Ainos 176-204; AMNG II 303; SNG Copenhagen 405]
Jaimelai
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Aiolis, Aigai5 viewsAE10 0.9g, 11h; c. 3rd Century BC
Obv.: Laureate head of Apollo right.
Rev.: Head and neck of a goat, AIΓAE behind.
Reference: SNG von Aulock 1593; SNG Copenhagen 1.
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Aiolis, Elaia10 viewsSear 4203 var. (size), SNG Kayhan 83; SNG Copenhagen 169; SNG von Aulock 1605.

AE unit, struck ca. ca 350-320 BC., 1.30 g., 11.18 mm. max., 90°

Obv.: Head of Athena left, wearing crested Corinthian helmet.

Rev.: E-[Λ], corn grain within olive wreath.

Elaia was the port of Pergamum; the site is not precisely determined but is near Zeytindag, Izmir Province, Turkey.
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Aiolis, Elaia, Commodus, SNG Copenhagen 19919 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 21, 2.46g
obv. AV KAI - KOMMODO
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. ELAIT - WN
Bust of Crispina as Demeter or Persephone, drsped and diademed, r., holding in l. hand poppy and 2
grain-ears
ref. SNG Copenhagen 199; SNG von Aulock 1641; SNG München 431; SNG Leypold 515; BMC Aiolis p.131, 47
about VF, nice green patina, elegant depiction
From Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!

Elaia was the harbour of Pergamon.
Jochen
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Aiolis, Gryneion3 viewsÆ11, 1.3g, 12h; 3rd Century BC.
Obv.: Laureate head of Apollo, 3/4 facing left.
Rev.: ΓYP-NH; Mussel shell.
Reference: SNG Ashmolean 1447–8; SNG Copenhagen 205–6.
Ex-Dante Alighieri collection, CNG 218 Lot 215 / 17-112-130
John Anthony
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AIOLIS, KYME17 views2nd Century BC
(Pseudo-autonomous issue)
AE 16 X 17 mm, 1.99 g
O: Helmeted head of Athena, right, wearing aegis
R:[K]V[MA- I Eagle standing right
Aeolis, Kyme; cf. BMC 103; SNG Copenhagen 118; SNG von Aulock 7699 var
laney
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Aiolis, Kyme, SNG Copenhagen 113-114201 viewsAiolis, Kyme, 2nd century BC (after 190)
AE 17, 3.25g, 16.6mm
obv. K - Y
Artemis, in long garment, quiver over r. shoulder, stg. r., holding bow and long torch in l. hand, clasping
hands with amazone Kyme(?), in short military cloak, stg. l., with l. hand holding shield set on ground
behind.
rev. 2 female figures, in quadriga r., one holding transverse spear
SNG Copenhagen 113-114; SNG von Aulock 1644; BMC 96; Grose 7908
VF, unusual depiction
From Forum Ancient Coins, thanks
1 commentsJochen
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Aiolis, Kyme. (Circa 2nd century B.C.) 23 viewsAE 16, 3.74 g

Obverse: Artemis standing right, holding long torch, clasping hands with the Amazon Kyme, standing left, holding short transverse scepter

Reverse: Two figures, Apollo and Kyme, in crested helmets and military garb, Apollo holding lance or long spear, standing in slow quadriga right.

Grose:7908; SNG von Aulock 7698; SNG München 512; SNG Copenhagen 113.

Kyme was an Aeolian city in Aeolis (Asia Minor) close to the kingdom of Lydia. The Aeolians regarded Kyme as the largest and most important of their twelve cities, which were located on the coastline of Asia Minor (modern-day Turkey). Little is known about the foundation of the city to supplement the traditional founding legend. According to legend, it was founded by the Amazon Kyme.
Nathan P
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AIOLIS, LARISSA PHRIKONIS50 views4th century BC.
Æ 10.5 mm 1.16 g
O: Horned female river-god facing slightly right
R: Laureate head of Apollo right.
SNG München 565; SNG Copenhagen 212
Extremely rare
1 commentslaney
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Aiolis, Myrina - AE7 views4th - 3rd century BC
helmeted head of Athena right decorated with gryffin
amphora
MY_PI
SNG München 570; SNG Copenhagen 215-217; SNG Tübingen 2709; BMC 26; Weber 5567
Johny SYSEL
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AIOLIS, TEMNOS18 views300 - 250 BC
AE 12 mm; 1.72 g
O: Wreathed head of Dionysos right
R: T/A Grape bunch on vine with tendrils; flower to left
cf. SNG Copenhagen 251-3 var. (no flower)
Aiolis, Temnos (Temnus)
laney
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Akarnania8 viewsAKARNANIA, Federal Coinage. Circa 300-167 BC. Æ . Helmeted head of Athena left / Head of a man-headed bull (Achelous) left; t. SNG Copenhagen 423; BMC Thessaly pg. 170, 21. ecoli
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Akarnania, Federal Coinage (Akarnanian Confederacy), Leukas, 3rd Century BC, Æ 23 35 viewsHead of Herakles right.
Head of man-faced bull, the river-god Acheloos right, trident above, letter A behind.

BCD Akarnania 35 (this coin); SNG Copenhagen 422; BMC 169, 16; Sear 2313. Leukas mint.

(23 mm, 7.14 g, 8h).
Classical Numismatic Group, January 2008; ex-BCD Collection: Munz & Medaillen Deutschland GmbH Auction 23, 18 October 2007, 5.
1 commentsn.igma
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AKARNANIA, Leukas124 viewsAKARNANIA, Leukas. Circa 345-307 BC. AR Stater (20mm, 7.66 gm). Pegasos flying right; L below / Helmeted head of Athena left; small L and hippocamp behind. Pegasi II pg. 424, 118; SNG Copenhagen -. VF

Ex-CNG eAuction 104, Lot: 47 150/200
ecoli
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AKARNANIA, LEUKAS42 viewsca. 350-300 BC.
AE 17 mm 4.19 g
O: Bellerophon on Pegasos flying left
R: Chimaera walking right
SNG Copenhagen 373
laney
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AKARNANIA, Leukas15 viewsAKARNANIA, Leukas. Circa 440-400 BC. AR Diobol (10mm, 0.96 g, 6h). Pegasos flying left / Pegasos standing left. Cf. BCD Akarnania 182-3 and 184.3; cf. BCD Corinth 44-6; SNG Copenhagen -. Fine, some porosity. Very rare.ecoli
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Akarnania, Leukas. AE23 Federal Coinage. 151 viewsAkarnania, Federal Coinage (Akarnanian Confederacy), 3rd Century BC, Æ 23 - Leukas Head of Herakles right / Bearded head of river-god Acheloos right, trident above, letter A behind. BCD Akarnania 35; SNG Copenhagen 422; BMC 169, 16ancientone
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Akarnania, Leukas. AR Stater.115 viewsCirca 320-280 B.C. (22mm., 8.58g., 6h). BCD Akarnania 269 var. (no monogram). SNG Copenhagen 357 var. (same). Pegasi 134. Obverse Pegasos left, lambda below. Reverse helmeted head of Athena left, monogram below, lambda before stylis. EF, toned.

Ex Sukenik Collection. Ex CNG.
5 commentsJason T
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Akarnania, Oiniadai, 219-211 BC, Æ 2257 views Laureate head of Zeus right, eagle (?) behind.
Head of man-faced bull, the river-god Acheloos right, trident above, OINIAΔAN behind.

BCD Akarnania 349; SNG Copenhagen 403.

(22 mm, 6.73 g, 1h).
Harlan J. Berk Buy or Bid Sale 187, September 2013, 336.
5 commentsn.igma
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Akarnania, The Oiniadai, SNG Copenhagen 42131 viewsAkarnania, The Oiniadai. Circa 219-211 B.C. AE 20mm 3.62g, Cf. SNG Copenhagen 421; BMC 6-7
O: Laureate head of Zeus right; star behind, monogram below
R: Head of river god Acheloos right; monogram behind
casata137ec
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Alexander III - AR tetradrachm8 viewsstruck by Kassander in the name of Alexander III

Pella
317-314 BC
head of young Heracles in lionskin right
Zeus Aëtophoros enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter
boeotian shield left; snake under the throne
AΛEΞANΔPOY
Price 249; SNG Copenhagen 728. Muller 754
17,19g

ex CNG
ex Aurea auction 49
1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Alexander Severus Roman Provincial Tetradrachm ( ALex. Mint)22 viewsAlexander Severus, struck AD 222/223 (year 2)

Metal: Bronze
Diam: 25 mm.
Weight: 8.8 gr.

OBV: Young A.S. Bust draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, bare-headed, facing right.
OBV-LEGEND: Not Visible
Marks-OBV: None

REV: Tyche, wearing kalathos, stg. l., holding rudder and cornucopiae, in l. field LB
REV-LEGEND : None visible
Marks-REV: L B Top-Left i front of Tyche’s face

Source : Alexandria, Egypt Catacombs when was young
Age: 222 A.D.
Mint: Alexandria ( Egypt)

Ref :Dattari cf. 4373 (different portrait); SNG Copenhagen 616; Köln (coll. Geissen) 2413
Michel C2
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Alexandria Troas (modern Eski Stambul). Gallienus (Publius Licinius Egnatius Gallienus) (253-268 A.D.)27 viewsBellinger A459; SNG Copenhagen 200-201; SNG München 138; SNG von Aulock 7576;
BMC Troas p. 132, 184.

AE unit, 5.29 g., 19.70 mm. max., 180°

Obv: IMP LICI GALLIENVS, laureate, draped bust right, seen from behind.

Rev: COL AVG / TROA (in exergue), she-wolf standing right, suckling Romulus and Remus.

Colonia Augusta Troas = The August Colony of Troas
2 commentsStkp
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Alexandria, Egypt; Philip I23 viewsobv. A KM IOV FI - LIPPOC EVCEB, bust, cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. Homonoia stg. l. with double cornucopiae and raised r. hand, in l. field LA (year 1 = AD 244)
ref. cf. Dattari 4884 f. (without break of obv. legend); SNG Copenhagen cf. 703 (different bust); Geissen 2699 (different legend break on obv.); cf. Förschner 945, Milne 3509
ecoli
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Alexandria, Egypt; Philip I.13 viewsEgypt, Alexandria. Philip I. A.D. 244-249. Æ tetradrachm, Regnal year 1 (A.D. 244). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I right / Homonoia standing left, raising hand and holding cornucopia. Emmett 3487; SNG Copenhagen 703.ecoli
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Alexandria, Egypt; Philip I. 12 viewsEgypt, Alexandria. Philip I. A.D. 244-249. Æ tetradrachm. Regnal year 1 (A.D. 244).

Egypt, Alexandria. Philip I. A.D. 244-249. Æ tetradrachm. Regnal year 1 (A.D. 244). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I right / Homonoia standing left, raising hand and holding cornucopia. Emmett 3487; SNG Copenhagen 703.
ecoli
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Alexandria, Egypt; Philip I. 14 viewsEgypt, Alexandria. Philip I. A.D. 244-249. Æ tetradrachm, Regnal year 1 (A.D. 244). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I right / Homonoia standing left, raising hand and holding cornucopia. Emmett 3487; SNG Copenhagen 703.ecoli
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Alexandria; Tyche/ eagle, Æ 2012 viewsTroas Alexandria Troas. 2nd-3rd Century AD. Æ 20mm. 4.9g. Obv: COL TRO, Turreted and draped bust of Tyche right; vexillum behind / Rev: COL AVG TRO, Eagle flying right, with bull's head in talons. SNG Copenhagen 114. Sear GIC: 4918.
kaitsuburi
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Amastris, Paphlagonia26 viewsAncient Greek City Issue
Amastris, Paphlaognia
(Under Reign of Mithridates VI 'the Great' of Pontus)

Obverse: Aegis with facing head of gorgon in middle


Reverse: Nike advancing right, palm across shoulders, AMAΣ-TPEΩΣ in fields

Bronze Unit (20mm, 7.1g)
Minted in Amastris 85-65BC

Reference: SNG Copenhagen 246


Translations and explanations:

Amastris was founded circa 300BC by a Persian princess of the same name, niece of King Darius III and is now Amasra in modern day Turkey.

Mithridates VI was a thorn in Rome's side for 40 years until finally being defeated by Pompey the Great.

An aegis is the shield or breastplate of Zeus or Athena.

Nike is the Greek god of victory.

AMAΣTPEΩΣ means 'of the Amastrians'.






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Amisos84 viewsPontos, Amisos. Circa 85-65 BC.

Æ 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.
2 commentsrandy h2
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Amisos96 viewsAnother shot

Pontos, Amisos. Circa 85-65 BC.

Æ 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.
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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Amphiipolis goat29 viewsMacedonia, Amphiipolis. 20mm, 5.4g. Obverse: wreathed head of Dionysos right. Reverse: AMPHIPOLITWN, goat standing right. SNG Copenhagen 80. ex areich, photo credit areichPodiceps
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Amphipolis 2nd century B.C.18 viewsMACEDONIA. Amphipolis. Ae 20mm. 3.64g. (2nd century B.C.). Obv: Laureate head of Zeus right. Rev: AMΦIΠOΛEITΩN. Eagle standing right on thunderbolt. SNG Copenhagen 74; Moushmov 5971.ddwau
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Amphipolis, 410 - 357 B.C. Apollo/torch, 11mm24 viewsAmphipolis, AE11, 410 - 357 B.C. Apollo/torch, 11mm, 1.05g. Head of Apollo r. A - M / F - I; racing torch in linear square. SNG Copenhagen 43. Ex areich, photo credit areichPodiceps
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ANIMALS/PINK FLOYD, Track 2. Dogs.24 viewsTHRACE, Madytos. c. 350 BC
AE13, 1.86 gm
Obv: bull butting right.
Rev: dog seated right, ear of grain behind. M-A
Reference: Sear 1624 cf.; Copenhagen 923-6

Composite picture of the collection:
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-104363

Interactive presentation:
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Antigonos Gonatas * War-helmed Athena * Pan, 277-239 BC. Æ20162 views
Antigonos Gonatas * Athena * Pan, Bronze Drachm

Obv: Head of Athena right wearing crested Corinthian helmet.
Rev: Pan standing right erecting a trophy; B-A, to left and right of Pan respectively. Φ in lower-left field, ligate monogram between Pan's legs.

Exergue: (Blank)

Mint: Pella (?)
Struck: 277-239 BC.

Size: 18.15 mm.
Weight: 6.64 grams
Die axis: 005°

Condition: Nicely centered strike with good images on both sides. Lovely dark-olive patina (near-black). Showing signs of wear, long usage and the passage of time. Still a lovely coin and very pleasing to the eye.

Refs:*
Price 71
SNG Copenhagen 1205(ff)

1 commentsTiathena
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Antioch 50 viewsSYRIA, Seleukis & Pieria. Antioch. 38/7 BC. Æ 18mm. Obv: Laureate head of Zeus right. Rev: Tripod; corncuopiae on either side, Tripod, ΑΝΤΙΟΞΕΩΝ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩΣ ΑΥΤΟΝΟΜΟΥ Caesarean Era Date BI (12=38/7 BC) in ex. XF, green patina with red-orange earthen highlights, RPC I 4299; SNG Copenhagen 83 var.Molinari
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Antioch. AE 20, Apollo left/ eagle left5 viewsAntioch, Caria. Second century B.C. AE 5.42g. 20.4mm. Obv: Head of Apollo laureate l. Rev: ANTIOCEWN TWN PROS MAIANDRW, Eagle on Maeander pattern. BMC 15, 9. Not in Aulock, Copenhagen, Lindgren. Ex Gerhard Rohde
Podiceps
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Antioch; Hermes/ rooster; AE1223 viewsPISIDIA. Antioch. Imperial Period. 1st Century BC - 1st Century AD. Æ 12mm (1.11 g). Draped bust of Hermes left; caduceus behind / Rooster standing right. SNG von Aulock 4916; cf. SNG Copenhagen 17. VF, dark green patina, lighter on the reverse. Ex Vauctions, Ex Classical numismatic Group


kaitsuburi
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ANTIOCHA AD ORONTEM - SYRIA53 views"Star of Bethlehem" bronze of Antioch
Anonymous Issue under Nero, AE Small Denomination, 56/57 (Caesarean Year 105), Syria: Seleucis and Pieria-Antiochia ad Orontem ANTIOXEWN - Veiled, turreted head of Tyche right, countermark of star (of Bethlehem?) in left field - EPIKOUADRATOU Ram leaping right, looking back, star and crescent above
ET EP in exergue 16mm. Butcher Antioch 121; SNG Copenhagen 101
Michael Molnar, an astronomer, believes this coin depicts Jupiter's occultation of Aries in 6 B.C., the most probable "Star of Bethlehem."
dpaul7
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Antiochia ad Maeandrum7 viewsAssarion, circa 98-102.
Obv: AYT NЄP TPAI KAI CЄ ΓЄP ΔAK
Laurate head of Trajan to right.
Rev: PΩΜΗ ANTIOXЄΩN
Helmeted Roma seated left on cuirass and spoils of war, holding nike on extended right hand and sheathed sword in left.

24mm, 6.10g
RPC III 2242, SNG Copenhagen 50
klausklage
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Antiochia ad Orontem 1st century B.C.14 viewsSyria, Seleukis and Pieria. Antiochia ad Orontem. 1st century B.C. AE dichalkon 15.3 mm, 4.14 g. Obv: Turreted and veiled bust of Tyche right. Rev: ΑΝΤΙΟΧΕΩΝ THΣ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩΣ to right and left of tripod. SNG Copenhagen 71; BMC 19-20 var (field mark); Mionnet 5, 20.1 commentsddwau
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Antiochia ad Orontem; Volusian14 viewsSYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Volusian. AD 251-253. Æ 29mm Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Tetrastyle temple of Tyche of Antioch, river-god Orontes swimming at her feet; above shrine, ram leaping right, head left; D-E above. BMC Galatia etc. p. 231, 665; SNG Copenhagen 295; SNG München 790.ecoli
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Antoninus Pius - Emesa8 viewsAE 22
140-141 AD
draped laureate bust right from behind
AVT KAI TI AIΛ ANTΩNEINOC CEB EV
eagle standing right on baetyl (the sacred stone) of Elagabal
EMI_CHNΩN
Γ
BMC 4; SNG Copenhagen 309
6,31g
Johny SYSEL
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Antoninus Pius Coela Prow53 viewsAntoninus Pius, Thracian Chersonesus Coela, 138 - 164, 18mm, 5.1g,
OBV: IMP CAES ANTONINVS ?, Laureate bust right
OBV: AILI MVNICIPI CVELANI, prow left, above, two ears of corn

SNG Copenhagen 872, Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale 1611
Munich, Staatliche Münzsammlung 63177
Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum 37030

RARE
Romanorvm
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Antoninus Pius Serpent on Galley71 viewsAntoninus Pius, Nicomedia, 138 - 161 AD, Bithynia, 18mm, 3.61g
OBV: AYT KAICAP - ANTWN [INOC], Laureate head right.
REV: NEIKOMHDEIAC MHTPOPOLEWC, Coiled serpent right atop forepart of galley right.
Not in BMC___, von Aulock___, SNG Copenhagen__, RPC IV,
Righetti -, Leypold -, Kleinasiatische Münzen -, Lindgren -

An obverse die match sold in Lanz Auction 97, Lot 622

Extremely Rare
4 commentsRomanorvm
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Antoninus Pius Tyche Laodicea ad Mare Syria27 viewsSYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Laodicea ad Mare. Antoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. Æ 27mm. Dated year 188=140-141 AD. OBV: ANTONЄINOC CEB, Laureate head right / Turreted and draped bust of Tyche right; HΠΡ (date) in left field. REV: IOVΛIEΩN TΩN KAI ΛAOΔIKEΩN, Turreted and draped bust of Tyche right; HΠΡ (date 188) in left field. BMC Galatia, etc. pg. 254, 57; SNG Copenhagen

SCARCE

Romanorvm
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Antoninus Pius, Topirus, Hercules seated, AE24157 viewsSale: CNG 76, Lot: 1039. Closing Date: Wednesday, 12 September 2007.
THRACE, Topirus. Antoninus Pius. AD 138-161. Æ 24mm (5.71 g, 6h). Faba Grippinus, consularis. Bare head right / Hercules seated left on rock outcropping, holding club set on ground. SNG Copenhagen 806; Varbanov 511. VF, green and brown patina, rough areas, especially around the perimeter.

From the James E. Cain Collection via CNG
also sold by Peus, auction 366, lot 426 (Marcel Burstein) on 25.10.2000 for 160 DM + fees

dealer's picture
1 commentsareich
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Antonius Pius drachm, Förschner #64240 viewsAlexandria mint, Antonius Pius drachm, 149-150 A.D. AE, 34mm 23.46g, Förschner #642, Dattari - , cf. 2754 (obv. diff. legend); SNG Copenhagen -, cf. 506 (year 16); Geissen 1638
O: AVTKTAIΛAΔP ANTΩNINOC CEB EVC, laureate bust r.,
R: TPICKAI, in front L, Nilus recumbent l., crowned with lotus, wears himation over lower limbs and left arm, holds cornucopiae, from which springs infant genius, offering him wreath, and in left, reed; beneath, crocodile right; above Iς
* Iς (16) is the desirable height of the river Nile
3 commentscasata137ec
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Antony and Octavian 301 viewsAntony and Octavian

Α Γ Ω N Ο Θ Ε Σ Ι Α
Bust of Agonotheseia right

ANT KAI within wreath

Æ 22 mm.
11.07g
RPC I, 1552. SNG ANS 819. SNG Copenhagen 375. BMC 64.

Ex-Aegean

Refers to the establishment of Games to commemorate Antony & Octavian's victory over Cassius & Brutus at Philipi in 42 B.C. The cheif organizers of these games were known as Agonothetes; Agonotheseia, who appears on the obverse, was the personification of the Games.

Rare, historical
1 commentsJay GT4
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Apameia, Phrygia93 views133-48 B.C.
Bronze Æ21
8.60 gm, 21 mm
Laureate head of Zeus right
Cult statue of Artemis Anaïtis facing; AΠAME to right
ATTA/BIAN (magistrates) in two lines to left
Sear 5121var.; BMC Phrygia pg. 80, 61;
SNG Copenhagen 172.
4 commentsJaimelai
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Apollonia Pontica AR Drachm3 viewsThrace, Apollonia Pontica. AR Drachm, 3.26 gr., 15 mm. Circa late 5th-4th century BC. Obv. - Anchor, A to left, crayfish to right. Rev. - Gorgoneion. SNG BM Black Sea 153-7; SNG Copenhagen 452. maxthrax
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 12 - Silver Drachm56 views525-519/512 B.C.
3.47 gm, 14 mm
Obv: Upright anchor with thin flukes and thin stock; blank to left, crayfish to right
Rev.: Swastika arms bent left, deeply engraved into flan with dolphin in each sector, head facing to center, raised areas ending in teeth
Topalov Apollonia p. 255-7, 1-5; p. 564, 12;
SNG Bulgaria 2, 60-63; SNG Stancomb 31;
[SNG Copenhagen 451]

Topalov Type: The last intermediate issues of coins of the type “upright anchor - swastika” have a swastika represented like a sketch and consisting of four concave sectors ending with “teeth”. Dolphins’ head points to the center of the swastika.

Drachmas (?)/tetrobols (?) (as per the system of Aegina) of the type “upright anchor with thin flukes and a thin stock - swastika in a deep groove” (525-519/512 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with thin flukes and a thin stock. Side view of the additional symbol of a crab (or viewed from above) r. between the fluke and the stock.
Rev.: Swastika represented like a sketch and consisting of four concave sectors ending with “teeth”. A dolphin as an additional symbol in every one of the sectors. Dolphins’ head points to the center of the swastika.
Jaimelai
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 12 - Silver Drachm18 views525-519/512 B.C.
3.51 gm, 13 mm
Obv: Upright anchor with thin flukes and thin stock; blank to left, crayfish to right
Rev.: Swastika arms bent left, deeply engraved into flan with dolphin in each sector, head facing to center, raised areas ending in teeth
Topalov Apollonia p. 255-7, 1-5; p. 564, 12;
SNG Bulgaria 2, 60-63; SNG Stancomb 31;
[SNG Copenhagen 451]

Topalov Type: The last intermediate issues of coins of the type “upright anchor - swastika” have a swastika represented like a sketch and consisting of four concave sectors ending with “teeth”. Dolphins’ head points to the center of the swastika.

Drachmas (?)/tetrobols (?) (as per the system of Aegina) of the type “upright anchor with thin flukes and a thin stock - swastika in a deep groove” (525-519/512 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with thin flukes and a thin stock. Side view of the additional symbol of a crab (or viewed from above) r. between the fluke and the stock.
Rev.: Swastika represented like a sketch and consisting of four concave sectors ending with “teeth”. A dolphin as an additional symbol in every one of the sectors. Dolphins’ head points to the center of the swastika.
Jaimelai
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Aptera, Crete - AE9 views250-67 BC
laureate head of Apollo right
lyre
A_Π
Svoronos, Numismatique 42; SNG Copenhagen 336; Traeger 11; Lindgren Coll. II 1708
Johny SYSEL
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Apulia. Teate6 viewsApulia, Teate, Uncia, c. 225-220 BC; AE; Head of Athena r., wearing crested Corinthian helmet, Rv. TIATI, owl standing r. with closed wings; below one pellet. Dotted border. HNItaly 702d; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG ANS 752.ecoli
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Arados. AR stater, Malkart/ Galley on waves12 viewsPhoenicia, Arados. AR stater (10.06g; 20.7mm) c. 400-350 B.C. Laureate male head (Melkart) r. Galley right, on waves. SNG Copenhagen 10-22; Ex Gert Boersema, photo credit Gert BoersemaPodiceps
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Argolis, Argos, 260s-250s BC, AR Triobol 20 viewsForepart of wolf at bay to left, Θ above.
Large A with Δ-E above and eagle standing on harpa below; all within incuse square.

HGC 5, 670 (S); BMC 61; Mycenae pl. 24-25; SNG Copenhagen 42; BCD Peloponnesos 1109-1110.

(15 mm, 2.58 g, 1h).
Pars Coins.
1 commentsn.igma
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Argolis, Argos, ca. 280-260 BC, Æ Dichalkon21 viewsHead of Hera right wearing stephane inscribed with APΓEI.
Palladion of Athena standing left brandishing spear and shield.

HGC 5, 697 (S); BMC 106-108; BCD Peloponnesos 1100-1104; SNG Copenhagen 57-58.

(16 mm, 3.75 g, 5h).
Gorny & Mosch 216, 16 October 2013, 2440.

A rare example on which the inscription on the stephane is easily read.
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ARGOLIS, Argos. Circa 90-50 BC.139 viewsAR Triobol (15mm, 1.84 g, 11h). Xenophilos, magistrate. Forepart of wolf at bay right / Large A; XENO - F - I - L - OU around, facing head of Helios below crossbar; all within incuse square. BCD Peloponnesos 1179-81 (same obv. die); SNG Copenhagen 51. VF, toned, a few deposits.

CNG 198, lot 97.
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Argolis, Epidauros, ca. 300-250 BC, Æ Chalkous13 viewsLaureate head of Asklepios right.
E within laurel wreath. HGC 5, 740; BCD Peloponnesos 1245-1248; SNG Copenhagen 120; BMC 20.

(11 mm, 1.62 g, 8h).
Gorny & Mosch 225, 15 Oct. 2014, 1495; ex- Munzen u. Medaillen AG Basel 303, Sept. 1969, 316.

One of the finest known examples of this diminutive bronze.
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Argolis, Hermione, ca. 360-320/10 BC, AR Triobol 27 viewsWreathed head of Demeter Chthonia left.
EP monogram within wreath.

HGC 5, 745 (R2); Grandjean, Monnayage group I, emission 1A, D1/R2 (this coin cited = Coll. N. Davis169 (= Coll. Jameson 1259)); BCD Peloponnesos 1288 (same dies); SNG Copenhagen 136; Jameson 1259 (this coin); Dewing 1932 (same dies).

(15 mm, 2.84 g, 11h)
Classical Numismatic Group Mail Bid Auction 79, 17 September 2008, 295; ex- BCD Collection (not in LHS sale); ex- 'Continental' collection: Classical Numismatic Group XXIV, 9 December 1992, 255; ex- N. DAvis Collection; ex- Jameson Collection.

This triobol is the coin catalogued by Grandjean as D1/R2 Coll. N. Davis 169 (= Coll. Jameson 1259). It passed into the BCD Collection via CNG XXIV (1992) after the publication of Granjean's work in 1990. The Jameson collection was auctioned in Paris in the years 1913-1932.
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Argolis, Hermione, ca. 360-320/10 BC, AR Triobol 12 viewsWreathed head of Demeter Chthonia left.
EP monogram within wreath.

HGC 5, 745 (R2); Grandjean, Monnayage group I, emission 1A, D3/R2 (this coin cited = Coll. BCD. 12); BCD Peloponnesos 1287; SNG Copenhagen 136.

(15 mm, 2.58 g, 7h).
Classical Numismatic Group; ex- BCD Collection; ex- Malcolm Hay (January 1975).
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Argolis, Hermione. 360-320/10 BC, Æ Chalkous11 viewsWreathed head of Demeter Chthonia left.
Torch between letters E and P, all within wreath of grain.

HGC 5, 753 (C); Grandjean Group I, emission 2B, d28/r24 (this coin cited as Coll. BCD, 17); BMC 8; BCD Peloponnesos 1297;Weber 4241; SNG Copenhagen 140-3.

(13 mm, 2.36 g, 12h).
Classical Numismatic Group; ex- BCD Collection (not in LHS sale); ex- Munz Zentrum Sale XLIII, 27 April 1981, 86.
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Argos - AR triobol22 views125-80 BC
forepart of dog
big A, trident below
Δ _ A / MAP
BCD Peloponnesos 1145; SNG Copenhagen 47-8
2,03g 16-14 mm
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Bronze Dichalkon
3.69 gm, 17 mm
Obv.: Head of Hera right, wearing stephane
Rev.: Pillar fountain; monogram to left, wreath to right.
BMC 10, p. 147, 146
[BCD Peloponnesos 1158.3; SNG Copenhagen 76]
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Arkadia, Arkadian League, Kleitor, ca. 460-450 BC. AR Hemidrachm19 viewsZeus Lykaios seated right, holding scepter and thunderbolt; [eagle flying right from his arm].
ARKA-ΔIKON Head of Kallisto right, wearing tainia, within incuse square.

Williams, Confederate, period III, - (O111/R97 [unlisted combination]); HGC 5, -; BCD Peloponnesos -; SNG Copenhagen 173 (same obv. die); Gans FPL 29, no. 7198 (same rev. die). Reverse of fine style. Very rare. Reverse of fine style. Very rare.

(15 mm, 2.88 g, 4h).
Classical Numismatic Group Mail Bid Sale 81, 20 May 2009, 2566; ex- BCD Collection (not in LHS sale), purchased from Davissons, September 1994.

This rare coin is from an unlisted die combination which according to the BCD tag accompanying the coin consists of the obverse die 111 used to strike Williams 163, while the reverse is from reverse die 97 used to strike Williams 157.
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Arkadia, Pheneos, ca. 300-240 BC, Æ Dichalkon 10 viewsWreathed bust of Artemis Heurippa right, with bow and quiver over shoulder.
ΦENEΩN Mare grazing right; AP monogram below, HP monogram in exergue.

HGC 5, 988; BCD Peloponnesos 1626; SNG Copenhagen 274; BMC 24.

(!7 mm, 5.05 g, 1h)
Classical Numismatic Group
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Arkadia, Pheneos, ca. 300-240 BC, Æ Dichalkon 17 viewsWreathed bust of Artemis Heurippa right, with bow and quiver over shoulder.
ΦENEΩN Mare grazing right; AP monogram below, HP monogram in exergue.

HGC 5, 988; BCD Peloponnesos 1626; SNG Copenhagen 274; BMC 24.

(16 mm, 3.07 g, 3h)
Gorny & Mosch 216, 16 October 2013, 2446.

Amongst the finest examples of the type known, with a beautifully detailed bust of Artemis.

Pheneos lies at the foot of Mount Kyllene, located near the modern village of Kalyvia and in the ancient region of Arkadia in the Peloponnese. It served as an important cultural centre, notably for holding the Hermaea, a series of ancient Greek festivals in honour of Hermes. The latter god figures prominently on most of the coinage of Pheneos. However, the basis for the iconography of this rare coin is the tradition that Odysseus discovered his lost mares in Phenean territory. In gratitude he erected a temple to Artemis Heurippa (the finder of horses). The legend is recounted by Pausanius (8.14.5) "There stands also a bronze Poseidon, surnamed Horse, whose image, it is said, was dedicated by Odysseus. The legend is that Odysseus lost his mares, traversed Greece in search of them, and on the site in the land of Pheneos where he found his mares founded a sanctuary of Artemis, calling the goddess Horse-finder (Heurippa), and also dedicated the image of Horse Poseidon." Little remains of the ancient city of Pheneos. Like many ancient cities, its coinage, which is of limited volume, remains the most tangible evidence of its existence.
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Arsinoë II Philadelphos - 1st daughter of Pharaoh Ptolemy I Soter326 viewsPTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT, ALEXANDRIA, 253 - 252 BC, Struck under Ptolemy II.
AV Octodrachm (Mnaïeion) - 27mm, 27.69 g, 12h

O - Arsinoë II head right, veiled and wearing stephane; lotus-tipped scepter in background, Θ to left
R - APΣINOHΣ ΦIΛAΔEΛΦOY, double cornucopia bound with fillet.

Svoronos 460; Troxell, Arsinoe, Transitional to Group 3, p. 43 and pl. 6, 2-3 (same obv. die); SNG Copenhagen 134.

Arsinoe II married Lysimachus at the age of 15. After Lysimachus' death in battle in 281 BC, she fled to Cassandreia and married her paternal half-brother Ptolemy Keraunos. As he became more powerful, she conspired against him leading to the killing of her sons, Lysimachus and Philip. After their deaths, she fled to Alexandria, Egypt to seek protection from her brother, Ptolemy II Philadelphus; whom she later married. As a result, both were given the epithet "Philadelphoi" ("Sibling-loving (plural)") by the presumably scandalized Greeks.

Arsinoe II Philadelphos, died 270-268 BC.
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Arsinoe II; Head of Arsinoe right/ Eagle; Svoronos 35118 viewsPtolemaic Kingdom, Arsinoe II, c. 273 - 268 B.C. Bronze AE 16, 1/16th drachm?, Svoronos 351; Weiser -; SNG Copenhagen 100, Fair, edge broken, uncertain mint, 2.772g, 15.9mm, 0o, c. 264 BC; obverse veiled and diademed head of Arsinoë II right; reverse PTOLEMAIOY BASILEWS, eagle standing left on thunderbolt; wings open, “DI” above monogram before; rare. Arsinoe II (316 B.C. - July 270 B.C.) was the daughter of king Ptolemy I Soter, the founder of the Hellenistic state of Egypt, and his second wife Berenice I., As the wife of King Lysimachus, she was queen of Thrace, Asia Minor and Macedonia. Later she was co-ruler of Egypt with her brother and husband Ptolemy II. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Asia Minor, Aiolis, Elaia24 viewsElaia
Asia Minor, Aiolis
340-300 BC
Obv.: Head of Athena left, wearing crested Corinthian helmet
Rev.: Ε - Λ, Corn grain within olive wreath.
Æ, 1.25g, 11.7mm
Ref.: SNG Copenhagen 171-172, BMC 126 11, SNG Muenchen 386
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Asia Minor, Aiolis, Kyme, Amazon Kyme, Horse 14 viewsAiolis, Kyme
AE 16
ca. 250-200 BC
Lesbios, magistrate
Obv.: Head of the Amazon Kyme right
Rev.: KY, forepart of horse right, single handled vase to left, ΛΕΣΒΙΟΣ below.
AE, 16 mm, 5.04g
Ref.: SNG Copenhagen 90; BMC p. 109, 57
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Asia Minor, Aiolis, Kyme, Amazon Kyme, Horse, Diodoros magistrate11 viewsAiolis, Kyme
AE 19
Diodoros, magistrate
Obv.: Head of the Amazon Kyme right, wearing taenia
Rev.: Horse advancing right; KY above, jug below raised leg; ΔIOΔΩPOΣ magistrate in ex
AE, 19 mm, 6.57g
Ref.: Ashton, Classical, Series IVa; SNG Ashmolean 1364-5; SNG Copenhagen 96, SNG München 494
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Asia Minor, Aiolis, Kyme, Amazon Kyme, Horse, Tetradrachm, Euktemon12 viewsAiolis, Kyme
Tetradrachm
ca. 165-140 BC
Euktemon, magistrate
Obv.: Head of the Amazon Kyme right, wearing tainia
Rev.: Horse prancing right, one-handled cup below, KYMAIΩN to right, EYKTHMΩN in exergue; all within laurel wreath.
AR, 16.24g, 31mm, 1h.
Ref.: SNG Copenhagen -; BMC 77
Ex Roma Numismatcs, E-sale 46, Lot 147
Ex Savoca Coins London, 1st Silver Auction, Lot 46
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Asia Minor, Aiolis, Kyme, Artemis, Oenochoe, Apatourios magistrate19 viewsAiolis, Kyme
AE 16
1st - 2nd century BC
Apatourios, magistrate
Obv.: Diademed and draped bust of Artemis right, hair in sphendone, bow and quiver over shoulder
Rev.: Single-handled oenoechoe between two laurel branches; above K Y; A - ΠA / T - OY / P - I / O - Σ divided by body of beaker beneath spout and handle
AE, 16 mm, 4.28g
Ref.: BMC 90-92, SNG von Aulock 1641; SNG Ashmolean 1416–8; SNG Copenhagen 106–7
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Asia Minor, Aiolis, Kyme, Artemis, Oenochoe, Zoilos magistrate19 viewsAiolis, Kyme
AE 15
1st - 2nd century BC
Zoilos , magistrate
Obv.: Diademed and draped bust of Artemis right, hair in sphendone, bow and quiver over shoulder
Rev.: Single-handled oenoechoe between two laurel branches; KY above, ΖΩΙΛΟΣ across fields.
AE, 15 mm, 3.69g
Ref.: SNG Copenhagen 108; SNG von Aulock 1642; BMC 87-9; Weber 5508-9
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Asia Minor, Aiolis, Kyme, Horse, Vase, monogram18 viewsAiolis, Kyme
AE 15
Obv.: KY, Forepart of horse, ΠARMENITHS
Rev.: Single-handeled vase, ME monogram left
AE, 15 mm, 3.55g
Ref.: SNG Copenhagen volume 21 #82
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Asia Minor, Bithynia, Nicaea, Severus Alexander, standards9 viewsSeverus Alexander
Bithynia, Nicaea
Æ 20
Obv.: M AVP CEV AΛEXANΔPOC A, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: NIKAIEΩN, three standards
Æ, 20.4mm, 5.17g
Ref.: SNG Tübingen 2122-3; SNG von Aulock 623 var. (obv. legend); SNG Copenhagen 520 var.
ex Dr. P. Vogl collection,
ex Bankhaus Aufhäuser (sold May 1987)
ex Numismatik Naumann, auction 44, Lot 560
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Asia Minor, Ionia, Ephesos AE2513 viewsEphesos (Circa 50-27 BC)
Jason, magistrate
Obv.: Ε - Φ, Artemis advancing right, drawing arrow from quiver at shoulder and holding bow; hound at her feet
Rev.: ΙΑΣΩΝ, Cock standing right with palm over wing within laurel wreath.
AE, 10.88 g, 25 mm.
Ref.: SNG Copenhagen 344
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Asia Minor, Ionia, Ephesos, cista mystica, serpents, piloi of the Dioskouroi8 viewsIonia, Ephesos
Cistophoric Tetradrachm
Obv.: Serpent emerging from cista mystica with raised lid, all within ivy wreath with fruits.
Rev.: Two snakes coiled around a bow case, piloi of the Dioskouroi surmounted by stars flanking, ΕΦΕ to left, snake coiled with head right below.
Ag, 28mm, 12.12g
Ref.: DCA -; Kleiner-Noe Series -; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG France -.
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Asia Minor, Ionia, Samos, Otacilia Severa, Warrior11 viewsOtacilia Severa
Ionia, Samos
AE30
Obv: M ΩTAKIΛIA CEOVHPA CEB.
Draped bust right, wearing stephane.
Rev: ϹΑΜΙΩΝ, Warrior advancing right, head left, with foot set upon prow right, extending hand and holding shield.
Ae, 10.68g, 30 mm
Ref.: SNG Copenhagen 1769; BMC 325
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Apollonis, Macedonian shield , Club7 viewsApollonis, Lydia
AE20, Late 2nd-1st century BC
Obv: Macedonian shield ornamented with five stars.
Rev: AΠOΛΛΩ / NIΔEΩN, Club.
AE, 5.66 g, 20.4 mm
Ref.: SNG Copenhagen 16
Ex Pater Münzen und Medaillen
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Hierakome - Hierocaesarea, Male bust, Artemis17 viewsLydia, Hierakome (Hierokaisareia)
First half of the second century
Obv: Male head right, wearing tiara. (priest ?)
Rev.: ΙΕΡ monogram, Artemis kneeling on stag
AE, 4.94g, 18mm
Ref.: Klein 568; SNG Copenhagen 172.
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Hierocaesarea, Artemis, humped bull (Zebu)16 viewsLydia, Hierokaisareia
Pseudo-autonomous issue
1st century AD
Obv: draped bust of Artemis Persica right, holding bow, quiver over shoulder
Rev.: IEPOKAICAPEΩN, humped bull (Zebu) standing right
AE, 3.95g, 16mm
Ref.: SNG von Aulock 2954, SNG Copenhagen 179, RPC III 1862
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Hierocaesarea, Commodus, Artemis, temple21 viewsLydia. Hierocaesaraea
Commodus
Bronze, Æ 31
Obv: AVT KAI Λ AVPH KOMMOΔOC, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ЄΠ AI APTЄMIΔOPOV APX IЄPOKAICAPЄΩN, Tetrastyle temple, with pellet in pediment and containing Artemis standing right, drawing bow; behind, stag standing right.
RPC IV online -; SNG von Aulock -; SNG Copenhagen -; BMC -
Ex Numismatik Naumann, auction 52, Lot 1030
Ex Plankenhorn Collection
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Hierocaesarea, Orbiana, Artemis driving Biga10 viewsLydia. Hierocaesaraea
Orbiana
Bronze, AE 29
Obv.: ΓN CЄ CЄP BAP OPBIAN CЄB, Draped bust right, wearing stephane.
Rev: IЄPOKAICAPЄΩN, Artemis driving biga of stags right.
Æ, 29mm, 9.87g
Ref.: SNG von Aulock -; SNG Copenhagen 184 var. (obv. legend); BMC 28 var. (same)
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Iulia Gordus, Tyche, Artemis Ephesia31 viewsLydia, Iulia Gordus
Pseudo-autonomous issue
2nd century
Obv.: ΙΟVΛΙΑ ΓΟΡΔΟС, Turreted and draped bust of Tyche right.
Rev.: IΟVΛ ΓΟΡΔΗΝΩΝ, Facing statue of Artemis Ephesia, with supports.
Ae, 2.73g, 17mm
Ref.: RPC III 1261, SNG Copenhagen 157.
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Nakrasa, Herakles, omphalos, snake18 viewsLydia, Nakrasaionia
Pseudo-autonomous issue
Time of Trajan and Hadrian, 98-138 AD
Obv.: EΠΙ CΤΡΑ - ΜΑΡ ΙΟΥΝΙΑΝΟΥ, bearded head of Herakles right
Rev.: NAKRA-CITΩN; snake encircling omphalos
AE, 16 mm, 2.8 g
Ref.: SNG München 335, SNG Copenhagen 295, Lindgren III 496
Ex Gitbud&Naumann
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Tabala, Tyche13 viewsLydia, Tabala
Pseudo-autonomous issue, AD 200-300
AE 17
Obv.: Turreted bust of Tyche right.
Rev: TABAΛЄΩN, Tyche? standing left, holding cornucopia; wheel at feet.
AE, 3.59g, 16.7mm
Ref.: SNG von Aulock -; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG München -; LS -; BMC -
Ex Pecunem Gitbud&Naumann auction 28, Lot 270
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Thyateira, Pseudo-autonomous issue42 viewsLydia, Thyateira
Pseudo-autonomous issue, AD 200-270
Obv.: BOPEITHNH, bust of Artemis Boreitene left, with quiver over shoulder, seen from behind
Rev.: ΘΥATEΙPHNΩN, eagle standing facing, head left, with open wings
AE, 4.20g, 20.4mm
Ref.: SNG Munich 595; SNG Copenhagen 578; SNG von Aulock 3213; BMC 22
Ex Gidbud&Naumann
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Kyzikos, Dolphin, Tunny2 viewsKyzikos, Mysia
AR obol, 550-480 BC
Obv.: Dolphin left above tunny left.
Rev.: Quadripartite incuse square.
Ag, 0.76g, 7.7x11mm
Ref.: unpublished, Von Fritze II -; SNG France -; SNG von Aulock -; SNG Copenhagen -; Rosen -; Klein -.
Ex Numismatik Naumann, Auction 80, Lot 871 (part of)
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, Asklepios, Eagle18 viewsMysia, Pergamon
AE20, Early-mid 2nd century BC
Obv.: Head of Asklepios right
Rev.: Π-EΡ-Γ-A / MHNΩN. Eagle standing left, head right, on thunderbolt..
AE, 6.97g, 19.3x20.5mm
Ref.: SNG Copenhagen 379, SNG BN 1870–1
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, Asklepios, Eagle, Seleukos magistrate22 viewsMysia, Pergamon
AE24, Circa 200-133 BC
Seleukos, magistrate.
Obv.: ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ, Head of Asklepios right
Rev.: Π-EΡ-Γ-A / MHNΩN. Eagle standing left, head right, on thunderbolt..
AE, 8.04g, 24.4mm
Ref.: SNG von Aulock 7491; SNG Copenhagen 378.
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, Asklepios, Serpent-entwined staff10 viewsMysia, Pergamon
AE17, Circa 133-27 BC
Obv.: Head of Asklepios right
Rev.: AΣKΛHΠ / ΣΩTHP, Serpent-entwined staff.
AE, 3.50g, 17mm
Ref.: SNG France 1828-48, SNG Copenhagen 370-6, BMC 154-7.
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, Athena, bull heads, A above10 viewsMysia, Pergamon
AE10
Obv.: Helmeted head of Athena right
Rev.: ΠΕΡΓA, Confronted bull heads, letter A above
AE, 0.85g, 10mm
Ref.: SNG Copenhagen volume 19 #329
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, Athena, bull, owl15 viewsMysia, Pergamon
AE18, 3rd century BC
Obv: Helmeted head of Athena left. (countermark on helmet)
Rev: ΠΕΡΓA, Head and neck of bull left, owl right, monogram above
AE, 4.48g, 17x18mm
SNG Copenhagen 333; SNG France 1575, BMC Mysia p.112, 20-21
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, Athena, bull, thunderbolt10 viewsMysia, Pergamon
AE15, Circa 270-225 BC
Obv: Helmeted head of Athena right
Rev: ΠΕΡΓA, Bull’s head right; thunderbolt below.
AE, 3.06g, 15mm
Ref.: Westermark, Bronze 5; SNG France 1568-9; SNG Copenhagen -, BMC Mysia p.112, 17
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, Athena, Telesphoros12 viewsMysia, Pergamon
AE17, AD 147-161
Magistrate: I. Pol(l)ion (strategos for the second time, asiarch and neokoros)
Obv: Helmeted head of Athena right.
Rev: ΕΠΙ ϹΤΡΑ Ι ΠΩΛΛΙΩ ΤΟ Β, Telesphorus standing, facing
AE, 3.30g, 17mm
Ref.: RPC IV.2, 3297 (temporary), SNG Copenhagen volume 19 #452
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, cista mystica, serpents, Nike10 viewsMysia, Pergamon
Cistophoric Tetradrachm
Obv.: Serpent emerging from cista mystica with raised lid, all within ivy wreath with fruits.
Rev.: Bowcase between two serpents; civic monogram to left. Control: To right, Nike flying left, holding wreath.
Ag, 28mm, 12.38g
Ref.: SNG Copenhagen 403
Ex Numismatik Naumann, Auktion 78, Lot 191
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, Nike, Athena, Diodoros magistrate12 viewsMysia, Pergamon
AE19, Circa 2nd - 1st Century BC
Diodoros, magistrate
Obv.: Head of Athena right, wearing crested helmet; ΔIOΔΩΡOΥ (magistrate) below
Rev.: ΠΕΡΓΑΜΗΝΩΝ, Nike standing right, holding wreath and palm.
AE, 7.66g, 18.8mm
Ref.: SNG von Aulock 1378; SNG Copenhagen 364
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, Owl with closed wings, Athena15 viewsMysia, Pergamon
AE12
Obv: Helmeted head of Athena right.
Rev: ΑΘΗΝΑΣ ΝΙΚΗΦΟΡΟΥ, Owl standing slightly right
AE, 0.85g, 11.7mm
Ref.: SNG Copenhagen 381-2, var (size, no wreath)
Ex Bankhaus Aufhäuser 1988
Ex Dr. P. Vogl collection
Ex Pecunem Gitbud&Naumann Auction 42, Lot 195
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, Owl with closed wings, wreath, Athena5 viewsMysia, Pergamon
Obv: Helmeted head of Athena right, decorated with 8-pointed star
Rev: ΑΘΗΝΑΣ, ΝΙΚΗΦΟΡΟΥ, ethnic vertically downward to right and left of owl standing facing 3/4 to right; all within laurel-wreath.
Æ, 12.7mm, 1.50g
Ref.: SNG Copenhagen 381-2; BMC 185-6.
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Asia Minor, Mysia, RPC, Pergamon, Augustus23 viewsAugustus
Pergamon, Mysia, AD 1
Ae 21
Obv.: CEBACTON KE ΦA…, Statue of Augustus, standing facing and holding scepter, within distyle temple.
Rev.: ΠEPΓAMHNΩN KAI CAPΔIANΩN, Demos of Pergamon crowning Demos of Sardeis.
AE, 5.46g, 20.8x22.2mm
Ref.: RPC 2362, SNG Copenhagen 519.
ex Künker auction 83, lot 707
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Asia Minor, Phrygia, Laodicea, Tiberius, Zeus25 viewsTiberius
Phrygia, Laodicea
Æ 19mm
Obv: ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ. Bare head right.
Rev: ΔIOΣKOVPIΔHS TO ΔEVTEPON - ΛΑΟΔΙΚЄΩΝ, Zeus Laodikeos standing left, holding eagle and sceptre? Control monogram PK right.
Æ, 19mm, 6.51g
RPC 2911, SNG Copenhagen 549, BMC 143.
Ex Pecunem Gitbud&Naumann auction 28, Lot 278
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Asia Minor, Pontos, Amisos, Siglos28 viewsPontos, Amisos
AR Reduced Siglos, 4th century BC
Obv.: Draped bust of Hera right, wearing turreted diadem
Rev.: Owl standing facing with spread wings, monograms
Ag, 3.69g, 17.4 mm
Ref.: SNG Copenhagen 129 var.
Ex Lanz Numismatik
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Asia Minor, Pontos? (Uncertain), pilos, star5 viewsUncertain Mint
Pontus ?
Obv.: Pilos decorated with star
Rev.: Star
AE, 13mm
Ref.: BMC -; SNG ANS -; SNG v. Aulock -; SNG Copenhagen -; Isegrim -.
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Asia Minor, Troas, Antandros 31 viewsAntandros
Asia Minor, Troas
Ae10, 350-250 BC
Obv.: Laureate head of Apollo right
Rev.: ANTAN , Head of a roaring lion right, grapes above A
AE, 0.99g, 9.60mm
Ref.: SNG Copenhagen 218 var. (no grapes), BMC Troas pg. 34, 8
Ex Gitbud&Naumann
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Asia Minor, Troas, Birytis - Kabeiros, Club18 viewsTroas Birytis
Æ10, 300 BC
Obv.: Bearded Head of Kabeiros left, wearing pilos.
Rev.: B - I / P - Y, Club, within wreath
Æ, 1,29 g, 10 mm
SNG Copenhagen 250. Klein 302.
Ex Lanz Numismatik
shanxi
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Asia Minor, Troas, Dardanos, Obol, Horseman, Cock11 viewsDardanos
Asia Minor, Troas
late 5th Century BC
Obol
Obv.: Horseman riding left
Rev.: Cock standing left within incuse square.
Ag, 0.56g, 8.75mm
Ref.: SNG Copenhagen 282, SNG ANS Berry #985.
Ex Numismatik Naumann, Auction 80, Lot 871 (part of)
2 commentsshanxi
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Aspendos, Pamphylia.156 viewsCirca 380/75-330/25 BC.
With the influence of the Olympics games , Silver Stater.
Obverse : Two wrestlers grappling; LΦ between, below.
Reverse : Slinger in throwing stance right; EΣTFEΔIIYΣ to left, counterclockwise triskeles of legs to right , Small eagle's head banker mark.
Mint : Aspendos (in our days , Antalya province of Turkey).
Ref ; Tekin Series 4; Arslan & Lightfoot 61–72 (same dies); Izmir 413 (same dies); SNG von Aulock 4565; SNG France 105 (same obv. die); SNG Copenhagen 227.
Extremely fine . 10.86 Gr . Max Dia 23 mm . Struck from fresh , artistic and well executed dies.

The Sam Mansourati Collection.
3 commentsSam
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Assos, Troas*30 views400 - 241 B.C.
Bronze Æ 11
0.98 gm, 11 mm
Obv.: Head of Athena right, wearing close-fitting crested Attic helmet
Rev.: Bull's head (bucranium) facing,
AΣ-ΣI in lower field
SNG Copenhagen 243 var.;
BMC Troas p. 37, 9 var.;
Sear 4051 var.

* or not - could be from Lamponia or some other southern Troas location - coin a little too worn to be certain.
Jaimelai
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Athena / Owl Tetradrachm 31 viewsAttica, Athens AR Tetradrachm. 17.22g, 23mm, 10h. Circa 454-404 BC.
O: Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet ornamented with three olive leaves above visor and spiral palmette on bowl, round earring with central boss, and pearl necklace. Braided hair curling out below the helmet.
R: Owl standing to right with head facing, olive sprig and crescent behind, ΑΘΕ "Of the Athenians"; all within incuse square.
- Kroll 8; Dewing 1591-8; SNG Copenhagen 31.
6 commentsNemonater
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Athena and Pegasos on AR Stater of Leukas243 viewsCirca 320-280 B.C. AR Stater (22mm. 8.58g. 6h). BCD Akarnania 269 var. (no monogram). SNG Copenhagen 357 var. (same). Pegasi 134. Obverse Pegasus left, lambda below. Reverse helmeted head of Athena left, monogram below, lambda before stylis. EF, toned.

Ex Sukenik Collection (acquired from Brian Kritt). Ex CNG.

Leukas is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea; and according to ancient sources, a former Corinthian colony. Their coinage reflect their ties with the mother city and almost identical with the coinage of Corinth which could only be distinguished by a small Greek letter to signify where the coins were made, in case of our coin, the letter lambda for Leukas. The coin we have is a beautiful specimen with exquisite details. We could strongly confirm from this coin that the winged Pegasus is a male mythical beast. The reverse is also quite interesting since Athena’s helmet is realistically well proportioned in relation to her head. Other coins of the same type show a smaller helmet which she could impossibly use! The engraver of this coin followed the rules of proportion. Of particular importance is that Leukas is associated with Sappho and the myth of her suicide at Cape Lefkada (Lefkada being the modern name of Leukas). Recently, some scholars suggested that Leukas is the actual place of Homer’s Ithaca. Passages from the Odyssey described Ithaca as an island reachable on foot, which is the case for Leukas since it is not really an island, that it was connected to the mainland by a narrow causeway.
3 commentsJason T
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Athena Parthenos228 viewsAttica, Athens, ca. 264-267 AD, Æ 21
Helmeted head of Athena right. / AΘHN-AIΩN Athena Parthenos standing left holding Nike, shield and spear.
Kroll, Agora, 284; Sv-pl 82, 5ff; SNG Copenhagen 384.
(21 mm, 4.98 g, 6h)

The statue of Athena depicted on the reverse of this coin is a representation of Phidias cult statue of Athena in the Parthenon on the acropolis of Athens. The statue is stood in the Parthenon until the Fifth century AD, when it was destroyed by fire.

This is amongst the last of the “Roman series” of coins issued from the mint in Athens. In 267 AD Germanic raiders sacked the city bringing to an end the operations of the Athenian mint.
Lloyd T
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Athenian Classical Tetradrachm -- 454-404 BC19 views16.99 g, 22 mm, 270°
Athens Mint
Silver Tetradrachm
Near VF, toned, test cut on reverse, minor deposits and light scratches.
Kroll 8; SNG Copenhagen 31

Obverse: Classical Bust of Athena.
Reverse: AOE; Owl, Crescent, and Olive Sprig Within Incuse Square.

Owls were the first widely used international coin. They popularized the practice of putting a head on the obverse of a coin and an animal on the reverse. Athena was goddess of both wisdom and warfare and was the patron goddess of Athens. The owl is Athena's attribute or mascot. According to mythology, Athena at times took the very form of her owl. The owl species depicted on Athenian Owls is the Athena Noctua, also called the Little Owl or Minerva Owl.
Hydro
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Athenian Owl Silver Tetradrachm c. 454-414 B.C.58 viewsAthens. c. 454-414 BC. AR tetradrachm (24mm, 17.20 gm, 8h).
Obv: Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet ornamented with three laurel leaves and vine scroll.
Rev: ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing, olive sprig and crescent moon behind, all within incuse square.
Ref: SNG Copenhagen 32.
Extremely Fine.
mjabrial
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Athens2 viewsAthenian Old Style Tetradrachm

Obv: head of Athena facing r., crested Attic helmet with three olive leaves and floral scroll, hair across forehead in parallel curves, almond shaped eye, round earing, wire necklace.
Rev: owl standing r. with erect posture, tail feathers as a single prong, head facing forward, a crescent and then an olive sprig to the l., A☉E at 90º and downward to the r., all within incuse square.
Denomination: silver tetradrachm; Mint: Athens; Date: 454 - 404 BC;1 Weight: 17.2g; Diameter: 24mm; Die axis: 270º; References, for example: BMC vol. 11, 62; SNG Cop vol. 14, 31; SGCV I 2526; Kroll 8; SNG München issue 14, 49; HGC 4 1597.

Notes:
1This is the date range given in HGC 4. SGCV I gives 449 - 413 BC.

NGC rates this coin as About Uncirculated with a 5/5 strike and a 4/5 surface. I intend to someday free it from its encapsulation.

This coin is part of an enormous issue apparently begun in order to pay for work necessary to rebuild the city’s temples. Subsequent decades saw huge quantities of tetradrachms minted in order to finance the building of the Parthenon and other such massive projects, and later decades saw such minting in order to pay for the Peloponnesian War. (SGCV I, p. 236).

Provenance: Ex Heritage Auction 231723 June 8, 2017, lot 62016.

Photo Credits: Forum Ancient Coins

Sources

BMC 11: Head, Barclay V. A Catalogue of Greek Coins in the British Museum. Atica - Megaris - Aegina. London: Longmans & Co., 1888.
HGC 4: HGC: Hoover, Oliver D. Handbook of Coins of Northern and Central Greece: Achaia Phthiotis, Ainis, Magnesia, Malis, Oita, Perrhaibia, Thessaly, Akarnania, Aitolia, Lokris, Phokis, Boiotia, Euboia, Attica, Megaris, and Corinthia, Sixth to First Centuries BC, The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series, Vol. 4. Lancaster/London: Classical Numismatic Group, Inc, 2014.
Kroll: Kroll, John H. and Walker, Alan S. “The Athenian Agora. Results of Excavations Conducted by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, vol. XXVI: The Greek Coins”. New Jersey: The American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 1993.
SGCV I: Sear, David. Greek Coins and Their Values, Vol. I, Europe: Coins of Spain, Gaul, Italy, Sicily, the Balkan lands, Greece, the Cyclades and Crete; also the Cletic issues of Western and Central Europe. London: Seaby, 1978.
SNG COP: Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, The Royal Collection of Coins and Medals, Danish National Museum: Attica - Aegina, Vol. 14. Copenhagen: Einar Munksgaard, 1944.
SNG München: Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum Deutschland, Staatliche Münzsammlung München. 14 Heft. Attika, Megaris, Ägina: Nr. 1 - 601. München: Hirmer Verlag, 2002.
Tracy Aiello
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Athens Tetradrachm159 viewsArchaic head of Athena r., with almond shaped eye, wearing crested helmet
ornamented with three olive leaves and floral scroll, wire necklace, round
earring.

ΑΘΕ right
owl standing right, head facing, erect in posture, prong tail, to left olive twig
and crescent, all within incuse square

Athens 449-413 BC

16.74g

SNG Copenhagen 31; Sear 2526

Ex-Calgary Coin

Sold back Feb 2019
8 commentsJay GT4
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Athens, Attica64 views307 - 300 B.C.
Bronze AE14
4.16 gm, 14 mm
Obv.: Head of Athena right wearing Corinthian helmet with three crests, adorned with serpent
Rev.: Owl standing left, head facing, wings closed
A to right, H Θ to left, all in olive wreath
Kroll 50; [SNG Copenhagen 94]
BMC 11, p.22, 240
HGC 4, 1719
3 commentsJaimelai
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Athens, Attica36 views307 - 300 B.C.
Bronze AE14
4.16 gm, 14 mm
Obv.: Head of Athena right wearing Corinthian helmet with three crests, adorned with serpent
Rev.: Owl standing left, head facing, wings closed
A to right, H Θ to left, all in olive wreath
Kroll 50; [SNG Copenhagen 94]
BMC 11, p.22, 240

Same coin shot on angle to show thickness and sculpture of coin. "The heaviness of the Owl-left coinage is matched by the exceptional quality of its alloy, die engraving and striking, making it altogether one of the most carefully prepared bronze coinages ever minted at Athens." from Kroll 1993.
Jaimelai
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Athens, Greece, Old Style Tetradrachm, c. 454 - 404 B.C.203 views*In honor of Christmas and Chanukah , from FORVM , new to my collection ;
A masterpiece example of group Copenhagen 31 .

My best wishes to all of you.


Silver tetradrachm, SNG Cop 31, SNG München 49, Kroll 8, Dewing 1611, Gulbenkian 519, HGC 4 1597, SGCV I 2526, EF, fabulous owl, well centered on a tight flan, no test cuts, a little obverse die wear, contact marks, 17.168g, 25.0mm, 90o, Athens mint, c. 454 - 404 B.C.; obverse head of Athena right, almond shaped eye, crested helmet with olive leaves and floral scroll, wire necklace, round earring, hair in parallel curves; reverse AQE right, owl standing right, head facing, erect in posture, olive sprig and crescent left, all within incuse square.

The old-style tetradrachm of Athens is famous for its almond shaped eye, archaic smile and charming owl reverse. Around 480 B.C. a wreath of olive leaves and a decorative scroll were added to Athena's helmet. On the reverse a crescent moon was added.

During the period 449 - 413 B.C. huge quantities of tetradrachms were minted to finance grandiose building projects such as the Parthenon and to cover the costs of the Peloponnesian War.
EX FORVM .
The Sam Mansourati Collection.
4 commentsSam
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ÁTICA - ATENAS29 viewsAR Tetradracma 23 mm 16.99 gr.

Anv: Cabeza de Atenas vistiendo Casco coronado, crestado y ornamentado con tres hojas de oliva y detalles florales.
Rev: "A Θ E" – Búho parado a derecha, su cabeza viendo al frente. Una rama de olivo y medialuna detrás.
Según el catálogo "Imperial Persian Coinage" de G.F. Hill editado en 1919, el resello/contramarca/marca de Banquero que aparece en esta moneda, se encuentra individualizada con el numero 45ff, según el Autor se trataría de una creciente (hay seis tipos diferentes) y posiblemente realizada en la región indo-bactriana.

Acuñación: 431 - 413 A.C.
Ceca: Atenas - Ática

Referencias: Sear GCTV Vol.I #2526 Pag.236 – BMC Vol.11 (Attica, Megaris, Aegira) #67/71 Pag.7 – SNG Copenhagen #31 - Kroll #8 - SNG VIII Hart #774/7 - Headlam #360/1
1 commentsmdelvalle
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ÁTICA - ATENAS13 viewsAR Tetradracma 23 mm 16.99 gr.

Anv: Cabeza de Atenas vistiendo Casco coronado, crestado y ornamentado con tres hojas de oliva y detalles florales.
Rev: "A Θ E" – Búho parado a derecha, su cabeza viendo al frente. Una rama de olivo y medialuna detrás.
Corte/marca de comprobación en la frente de búho en reverso.

Acuñación: 431 - 413 A.C.
Ceca: Atenas - Ática

Referencias: Sear GCTV Vol.I #2526 Pag.236 – BMC Vol.11 (Attica, Megaris, Aegira) #67/71 Pag.7 – SNG Copenhagen #31 - Kroll #8 - SNG VIII Hart #774/7 - Headlam #360/1
mdelvalle
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Attaleia; Herakles/ ATTAΛEΩN, eagle with wings spread. AE 1422 viewsLydia, Attaleia. Imperial Times, mid 3rd century A.D. AE 14mm, 2.07g. Obv.: bearded head of Heracles. Rev.: ATTAΛEΩN, eagle with wings spread. SNG von Aulock -; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG Tübingen -; SNG München -; SNG Österreich -; BMC -; Lindgren/ Kovacs -; Lindgren III -. Unpublished(?). Ex Tom Vossen1 commentsPodiceps
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Attica - Athens (400/390-353 BC)41 viewsAR tetradrachm (24mm, 17.12 gm, 9h). Helmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind; AΘE to right; all within incuse square. Kroll 15. SNG Copenhagen 64.RobertBohn
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ATTICA, Athens7 viewsATTICA, Athens. Circa 322/17-307 BC. Æ . Helmeted head of Athena right / Two owls confronted, heads facing; Eleusis ring between; all within olive wreath. Kroll 44; SNG Copenhagen 92. ecoli
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ATTICA, Athens13 viewsATTICA, Athens. Circa 335-322/17 BC. Æ Dichalkon (1.85 g, 1h). Helmeted head of Athena right / Double-bodied owl standing, bodies confronted, head facing; crescent and olive-sprig above. Kroll 43; SNG Copenhagen 72-3.ecoli
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Attica, Athens10 viewsATTICA, Athens. Circa 25-19 BC. Æ (17mm, 7.96 g, 12h). Helmeted head of Athena right / Sphinx seated right, wearing modius; all within olive wreath. Kroll 153; SNG Copenhagen 303; Svoronos pl. 80, 18-21.
ecoli
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Attica, Athens Ar "New Style" Tetradrachm146 views(135-134 BC). Mened-, Epigeno-, and Diod(o)-, magistrates.
Obv.: Helmeted head of Athena right.
Rev.: Owl standing right, head facing, on amphora; magistrates’ names in fields; to left, Asklepios standing left, holding serpent-entwined scepter; B on amphora, ΓΛ below; all within wreath.
Thompson 348f (same obv. die); SNG Copenhagen 240 (same obv. die).
12 commentsMinos
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Attica, Athens AR Tetradrachm25 viewsAttica, Athens AR Tetradrachm, Circa 460-440 BC
weight = 17.00g, 25 mm
NGC AU* - Strike 5/5 - Surface 5/5 - Die Shift [4163031-001]

Obv: Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet ornamented with laurel leaves and vine scroll
Rev: ΑΘΕ, Owl with wings folded standing right, head facing; behind, olive-spray and crescent; all within incuse square

Kroll 8. Dewing 1591-8. SNG Copenhagen 31. Ex. Stacks Coin Galleries sale of November 1992, Lot 108.
1 commentsKevin P
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Attica, Athens AR Tetradrachm.75 views Circa 454-404 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind; all within incuse square. Kroll 8; SNG Copenhagen 31. 16.01g, 23mm, well centred.
Ex.Savoca Coins.
3 commentsCanaan
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Attica, Athens AR Tetradrachm. Eastern imitation.93 viewsObv. Helmeted head of Athena right.
Rev. Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind, AΘE to right; all within incuse square.
17.06g, 22.2mm.
Kroll 15; SNG Copenhagen 64. Bankers marks on both sides.
Ex. London Ancient Coins LAC.
2 commentsCanaan
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Attica, Athens AR Triobol45 views(454-404 BC)
Obv.: Helmeted head of Athena.
Rev.: Owl standing facing between olive sprays.
SNG Copenhagen 44.
1 commentsMinos
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Attica, Athens AR Triobol (Clean)31 views(454-404 BC)
Obv.: Helmeted head of Athena.
Rev.: Owl standing facing between olive sprays.
SNG Copenhagen 44.
Minos
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Attica, Athens Tetradrachm21 views Attica, Athens. Ca. 454-404 B.C. AR tetradrachm (23 mm, 15.76 g, 9 h). Helmeted head of Athena right, with frontal eye / ΑΘΕ, owl standing right, head facing; above and behind, olive sprig and crescent; all within incuse square. Kroll 8; SNG Copenhagen 31. Two test cuts.
TLP
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ATTICA, ATHENS, 449-413 BC197 viewsTetradrachm, 24mm, 17.14g

O: Head of Athena right, wearing helmet ornamented with vine scroll and laurel leaves.
R: Owl facing standing right, head facing, AΘE to right, olive sprig and crescent to left, all within incuse square.

After 449 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right, in crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves over visor & a spiral palmette on the bowl / AΘE, owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig & crescent behind.

SNG Copenhagen 31. SG.2526

Ex Washington Numismatic Gallery
7 commentsAZRobbo
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ATTICA, ATHENS, 449-413 BC68 viewsTetradrachm , 22mm, 16.85g

O.Head of Athena right, wearing helmet with necklace
R. AΘE, owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig & crescent behind, ; all within incuse square.

Kroll 8; SNG Copenhagen 31

Ex CNG, 262, Lot 95
2 commentsrobertpe
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ATTICA, ATHENS, 449-413 BC49 viewsTetradrachm , 25mm, 16.96g

O.Head of Athena right, wearing helmet with necklace
R. AΘE, owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig & crescent behind, ; all within incuse square.

Kroll 8; SNG Copenhagen 31

Ex CNG - 262, Lot 90
1 commentsrobertpe
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Attica, Athens, 454-413 BC, AR Tetradrachm 47 viewsHead of Athena right, wearing created Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves above visor and floral design on bowl.
Owl facing standing right, head facing, AΘE to right, olive sprig and crescent to left, all within incuse square.

SNG Copenhagen 31; Sear 2526.

(23 mm, 17.04 g, 9h).
Freeman & Sear.
3 commentsn.igma
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Attica, Athens, Athena, AΘE, Tritetartemorion 15 viewsAttica. Athens
Tritetartemorion (454-404 BC)
Obv: Helmeted head of Athena right.
Rev: A Θ Ε within three crescents
Ag, 6mm, 0.48g
Ref.: Kroll 21b, SNG Copenhagen 57
shanxi
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Attica, Athens, Athena, Bukranion13 viewsAttica. Athens
Æ22, AD 260-268
Time of Gallienus
Obv.: Helmeted head of Athena right
Rev.: AΘHNAIΩN, Facing bucranion with fillets hanging from horns.
Æ 21.5mm, 5.16g
Ref.: Kroll 401, SNG Copenhagen 376
shanxi
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Attica, Athens, Athena, Owl, Hemiobol29 viewsAttica. Athens
Hemiobol (after 449)
Obv: Helmeted head of Athena right.
Rev: A Θ Ε, Owl standing right, olive spring.
Ag, 0.33g, 7mm
Ref.: Kroll 14, SNG Copenhagen 59
Ex E.E. Clain-Stefanelli collection

photographic image (top) and electron microscopic image (bottom)

1 commentsshanxi
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Attica, Athens, Athena, Owl, Obol15 viewsAttica. Athens
Obol (454-404 BC)
Obv: Head of Athena right, wearing Corinthian helmet decorated with olive wreath.
Rev: AΘΕ, Owl standing right, head facing, olive sprig and crescent behind.
Ag, 0.63g, 9.3mm
Ref.: SNG Copenhagen 53-6, SNG München 49.
Ex Numismatik Naumann, Auction 80, Lot 871 (part of)
1 commentsshanxi
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Attica, Athens, ca. 264-267 AD, Æ 2115 viewsHelmeted head of Athena right.
AΘHN-AIΩN Athena standing left holding Nike, shield and spear.

Kroll, Agora, 284; Sv-pl 82, 5ff; SNG Copenhagen 384.

(21 mm, 4.98 g, 6h).
Harlan J. Berk Buy or Bid Sale 160, 13 August 2008, 355.
n.igma
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Attica, Athens, SNG Copenhagen 31200 viewsThe famous Attic owl, 449-413 BC
AR - tetradrachm (classic style), 17.1g, 24.2mm
obv. Archaic head of Athena r., with almond shaped eye, wearing crested helmet
ornamented with three olive leaves and floral scroll, wire necklace, round
earring.
rev. AQE right
owl standing right, head facing, erect in posture, prong tail, to left olive twig
and crescent, all within incuse square
SNG Copenhagen 13; Sydenham 2526
nice VF, good metall (Thanks to Salem!)
7 commentsJochen
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Attica, Athens, Triptolemos, Piglet 18 viewsAttica. Athens
Circa 322/17-307 BC
Eleusinian festival coinage
Obv.: Triptolemos, holding grain ears, seated left in winged chariot drawn by two snakes
Rev.: AΘE, Piglet standing right on mystic staff, Plemochoe in exergue
Æ 15.5mm, 3.31g
Ref.: Kroll 40; SNG Copenhagen 419
shanxi
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Attica, Athens.47 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 commentsStkp
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ATTICA, Athens. AR Tetradrachm95 viewsCirca 454-404 B.C. 17.15 grams. Obverse: archaizing head of Athena right. Reverse: owl standing right, olive sprig left upper corner with crescent moon below, ethnic to right field, all within incuse square. Kroll 8. HGC 4, 1597. SNG Copenhagen 31. SNG Munchen 49. Dewing 1591-7. Gulbenkian 519-21. Kraay & Hirmer 362. Choice EF, well centered, high relief (as usual).
Ex CNG
The quintessential "Old Style" or "Classical Style" silver tetradrachm representative coin of Classical Athens called "glaukes" or owls. Silver probably came from the mines of Laurion or from member city states of the Delian League. Countless articles and exhaustive studies had been made regarding the enormous output of these coins during its remarkable existence. One of the early trade coins of the ancient world and undeniably well travelled from the Pillars of Hercules to ancient India, hence its ubiquitous nature. What more could be said of it?
3 commentsJason T
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Attica, Athens. AR Tetradrachm. Circa 454-404 BC.6 views(17.19g; 24mm; 12h.) Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet ornamented with three olive leaves above visor and spiral palmette on bowl, round earring with central boss, and pearl necklace / Owl standing to right with head facing, olive sprig and crescent behind, ΑΘΕ before; all within incuse square. Kroll 8; Dewing 1591-8; SNG Copenhagen 31. Russel K
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Attica, Athens. Tetradrachm.88 viewsAttica, Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. AR Tetradrachm (23mm, 16.95 g). Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet / Owl standing right, head facing; olive spray and crescent behind; all within incuse square. Kroll 8; SNG Copenhagen 31. VF, lightly porous, scratches on obverse, reverse test cut.2 commentsCANTANATRIX
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Attica, Eleusis, ca. 322/17-307 BC, Æ 15 50 viewsTriptolemos holding ears of wheat, in winged chariot drawn left by two serpents.
Pig standing right on a long torch (bacchos) within wreath of wheat ears; legend EΛEY (illegible) below.

BMC Attica p. 113, 10; Svoronos pl. 103.26-28; SNG Copenhagen 421-423; Kroll, Agora, 49.

(15 mm, 2.22 g, 8h).
Harlan J. Berk Buy or Bid Sale 159, 3 June 2008, 480; ex- John Twente Animal Collection.
4 commentsn.igma
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Attica: Athens Tetradrachm119 viewsArchaic head of Athena r., with almond shaped eye, wearing crested helmet
ornamented with three olive leaves and floral scroll, wire necklace, round
earring.

ΑΘΕ right
owl standing right, head facing, erect in posture, prong tail, to left olive twig
and crescent, all within incuse square

16.8g

SNG Copenhagen 13; Sydenham 2526
ex-Time Machine Vcoins
2 commentsJay GT4
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Augustus (27 BC-14 AD)15 viewsMacedon, Philippi, Æ 19mm (Semis). VIC AVG, Nike standing left on globe, holding wreath and palm / COHOR PRAE PHIL, three military standards. SNG ANS 677; SNG Copenhagen 305, BMC 23, SGI 32.mestreaudi
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Augustus and Rhoemetalces I26 viewsKings of Thrace
Augustus and Rhoemetalces I, Circa 11 BC-AD 12, 21mm, 5.3g, RPC I 1715; SNG Copenhagen -.
OBV: Laureate head of Augustus right, capricorn before
REV: Diademed head of Rhoemetalkes right

EX: CNG Auction Electronic Auction 226 (27.01.2010) Lot 350

EX: J.P. Rhigetti Collection #10539
Romanorvm
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Augustus Gaius and Lucius Tarraco23 viewsAugustus, AE As, Tarraco Spain, 27 BC - 14 AD, 23.16mm, 5.5g, RPC 210, SNG Copenhagen 524
OBV: IMP CAES AVG TR POT MAX PP, Laureate head of Augustus right
REV: C L CAES CVT AVG F, Heads of Gaius right and Lucius left, Caesars
Romanorvm
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Augustus, Caesaraugusta. 27 BC-AD 14. Æ Semis 20mm, 6,43g.26 viewsColonia Caesaraugusta mint; L. Cassius and C. Valerius Fene(stella?), duoviri.
Obv: AVGVSTVS DIVI • F, laureate head left.
Rev: CAESAR (AR ligate) AVGVSTA (AV ligate) / L CASSIO C VAL (VA ligate) FEN, vexillum set on low basis; II• - VIR across field.
RPC I 311; NAH -; SNG Copenhagen 546 var. (magistrate).
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AUGUSTUS, PHILIPPI21 viewsMacedon, Philippi, AE 19mm (Semis). VIC AVG, Nike standing left on globe, holding wreath and palm / COHOR PRAE PHIL, three military standards. SNG ANS 677; SNG Copenhagen 305, BMC 23, SGI 32.
RPC 1651
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Augustus, with Caius and Lucius.44 viewsSPAIN, Julia Traducta. Augustus, with Caius and Lucius Caesars. 27 BC-AD 14.
Æ Dupondius (21.26g, Max Dia 30 mm).
Obverse : PERM.CAES AVG Bare head left
Reverse : Bare heads of Caius and Lucius Caesars, back to back IVL TRAD
RPC 107; SNG Copenhagen 458. G/F , nice patina.

From The Sam Mansourati Collection.
Sam
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Augustus, with Julia Augusta (Livia), RPC 246631 viewsIonia, Smyrna mint, Augustus, with Julia Augusta (Livia), struck circa 10 B.C. AE, 20mm 4.58g, Leontiskos Hippomedontos, magistrate, RPC 2466; SNG Copenhagen 1334
O: ΣEBAΣTΩI ZMYPNAIOI, Jugate heads right of Augustus, laureate, and Livia, draped
R: ΔIONIΣIOΣ KOΛΛYBAΣ, Aphrodite Stratonicis standing facing, holding scepter and Nike, leaning on column; to right, dove standing left
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ÁTICA - ATENAS99 viewsEmisión realizada en el siglo de Aristóteles.
AR Tetradracma 20 mm 17.1 gr.

Anv: Cabeza de Atenas vistiendo Casco coronado, crestado y ornamentado con tres hojas de oliva y detalles florales.
Rev: "A Θ E" – Búho parado a derecha, su cabeza viendo al frente. Un ramo de olivo y medialuna detrás.
El viejo formato almendrado del ojo de Atenas en los tetradracmas anteriores al 393 A.C., cambia a un ojo mas real de perfil. Esta es una muy extensa serie, donde la gran mayoría fue acuñada muy descuidadamente en cospeles irregulares y de gran espesor.

Acuñación: 393 - 300 A.C.
Ceca: Atenas - Ática

Referencias: Sear GCTV Vol.I #2537 Pag.237 – BMC Vol.11 (Attica, Megaris, Aegira) #132/44 – SNG Copenhagen #63/4 - SNG München #91 - SNG Lockett #1873 - SNG Delepierre #1469 - Dewing #1635 - SNG VIII Hart #786
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Æ 14; Head of Athena r./ Two owls20 viewsAthens, Attica, AE 14mm, 2.7g Ca. 3rd c. B,C. Head of Athena right in crested Attic helmet / Two owls standing towards one another left and right, heads turned facing, within wreath. ΑΘΕ in exergue. Kroll 46; SNG Copenhagen 89. Podiceps
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Æ14; Head of Artemis Munychia/ ΦΥΓ, Bull butting left against palm tree; [Σ]ΩKΡAT[HΣ]11 viewsIONIA, Phygela. Circa 294-281 B.C. Æ 14mm, 2.46g. Head of Artemis Munychia, wearing palm-decorated stephane, facing slightly left / ΦΥΓ, Bull butting left against palm tree; [Σ]ΩKΡAT[HΣ] (magistrate) in exergue. Cf. Winterthur 3118; SNG Kayhan 585; SNG von Aulock -; SNG Copenhagen 1075. Podiceps
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BCC rgp1927 viewsRoman Provincial
Tyre - Phoenicia
Salonina 254-268C.E.
Obv: CORNE SALONINA AVG
Diademd and draped bust right.
Rev: COL TYRO METR
Roma? seated left, holding figure(s) and spear,
shield at side, murex to right.
AE25x27mm. 14.51g. Axis:0
not listed in SNG Copenhagen, SNG Hunterian,
SNG Righetti, or BMC. A very similar reverse type is
known from coins of Gallienus.
v-drome
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Birytis, Troas16 views350-300 B.C.
Bronze AE 11
12 mm, 1.23 gm
Obv.: Head of beardless Kabeiros left wearing pilos, stars to left and right
Rev.: B-I/P-Y around club, all within olive wreath
Sear 4057;
BMC Troas p. 40, 4;
[SNG Copenhagen 249]
Jaimelai
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Bithynia, Herakleia Pontika, Septimius Severus, SNG von Aulock 37850 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 30, 17.23g, 30.09mm, 195°
obv. .AV - T. - K.L.CEP. - CEVHROC P
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. HRAKLHAC - EN PON - TW
Herakles, nude, holding lion's skin and his club over l. arm, stg. with sidestep r., head l., holding with r.
hand three-headed Kerberos at rope who is std. at his feet r. looking up to him
ref. SNG von Aulock 378 (obv. same die, rev. different type; for rev. look at Makrinos #379); not in SNG
Copenhagen, Tübingen, SNG Lewis, Rec. Gen.
extremely rare, about VF, some roughness on obv.
Pedigree:
ex lanznumismatik, E-Bay, 2008(?)

This was the last and most difficult labour of Hersakles. For more information take a look at the Mythology Thread, coming soon!
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Bithynia, Kalchedon44 viewsBithynia, Kalchedon.
Ca. 340-320 B.C.
AR siglos (17 mm, 5.33 g).
KAΛX, bull standing left, grain ear below / Incuse square of mill-sail pattern.
SNG BM 112; SNG Copenhagen 348; SNG von Aulock 482. Toned, light porosity. Very fine.
Ex. Triskeles Auctions, Sept 2013
1 commentsSosius
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Bithynia, Kios, civic issue, SNG Copenhagen 38258 viewsAE 13, 1.57g
struck 325-300 BC
obv. (anepigraphic)
Head of Mithras, wearing 'tiara orthe', r.
rev. K - I
Kantharos with two vine-grape hanging down on each side, all in wreath of
grain-ears
SNG Copenhagen 382
very rare, about VF, deep black-green patina

For more information please look at the thread 'Mythological interesting coins'!
Jochen
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BITHYNIA, Koinon of Bithynia. Hadrian. AD 117-138. 97 viewsObverse : AVT KAIC TPAI AΔΡIANOC CEB Laureate head right .
Reverse : KOI-NON Octastyle temple; BEIΘYNIAC in exergue, prow of galley right. SNG von Aulock 283 var. (bare head); SNG Copenhagen 324 var. (same). Good a VF, brown patina, some roughness.
Æ (33mm, 25.11 g, 6h).

EX CNG e- 349 lot 264.
From The Sam Mansourati Collection. / NO. RI 2035
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Bithynia, Nicaea, Gordian III50 viewsAE19, Nicaea, Bithynia. M ANT GORDIANOC AVG, radiate, draped bust right / N-I-K-AI-AN between and beneath three standards.

SNG Copenhagen 526 var.
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Bithynia, Nikaia, Caracalla, cf. Mionnet suppl. V, 60119 viewsCaracalla, AD 197-218
AE 15, 2.09g, 15.47mm, 0°
obv. ANTWNINOC AVGOVC (NINO between rays of crown)
Bust, draped and cuirassed, radiate, r.
rev. CEOVHREIA - NIKAIEWN (HR ligate)
Prize basket with palm branch
ref. cf. Mionnet Suppl. V, 601 (for Severus); not in Mionnet, Rec. Gen., Weiser, SNG von Aulock, SNG Copenhagen, BMC, Imhoof, Jürgling
very rare, about SS, nice green patina

The Severeia were games in honour of Severus and his sons, frequently testified by incscriptions and coins in the entire eastern half of the empire, especially in Athens and Asia minor, but in Mauretania too, often together with other deities (Pauly)
2 commentsJochen
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Bithynia, Nikaia, Geta, Münzzentrum Rheinland 2011 no.27320 viewsGeta as Caesar, AD 198-209
AE 14, 1.39g, 14.14mm, 180°
obv. GETAC - KAICAR
Bare head r.
rev. NIK - [AIEWN]
Young Dionysos on panther riding r., holding thyrsos and kantharos
ref.: not in Rec.Gen.; not in BMC, SNG Copenhagen, SNG von Aulock
1 ex. in Münzzentrum Rheinland Lagerliste August 2011, no. 273; 1 ex. coll. Arminius
very rare, F
Jochen
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Bithynia, Prusias I, SNG Copenhagen 639 #165 viewsKingdom of Bithynia, Prusias I., 183-149 BC
AE 20, 6.38g
obv. (anepigraphic)
Head of Dionysos, with ivy-wreath, r.
rev. Kentaur Cheiron, stg. r., holding Lyra with both hands, waving chlamys behind him
Monogram in lower r. field
SNG Copenhagen 639; BMC 9; SG 7266
about VF

For more information look at the thread 'Mythological interesting coins'
Jochen
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Bithynia, Prusias I, SNG Copenhagen 639 #265 viewsKingdom of Bithynia, Prusias I., 183-149 BC
AE 20, 5.00g
obv. (anepigraphic)
Head of Dionysos, with ivy-wreath, r.
rev. Kentaur Cheiron, stg. r., holding Lyra with both hands, waving chlamys behind him
Monogram in lower r. field
SNG Copenhagen 639; BMC 9; SG 7266
about VF

For more information look at the thread 'Mythological interesting coins'
Jochen
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BITHYNIA. Caesarea Germanica. Caracalla (198-217). Harbor of Caesarea Germanica20 viewsReference.
RG -; SNG von Aulock -; SNG Copenhagen; apparently unpublished.

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNINOC AVΓ CЄB.
Laureate and cuirassed bust right.

Rev: KAICAPЄIAC ΓЄPMANIKHC.
Overhead view of the harbor of Caesarea Germanica, containing galley under sail right and with pharos and column at each side; within harbor, distyle temple set upon pediment; below, bull reclining left, head right.

Note.
Extremely rare and interesting

11.97 gr
29 mm
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bmc1193 viewsElagabalus
Tripolis, Phoenicia

Obv: AVT K [M] AVP ANTⲰNINOC, Laureate cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev: TPI[ΠO] Λ I TⲰ[N] →AΛΦ, Temple of Astarte consisting of central portion surmounted by arch and two wings, each with four columns, surmounted by pediments; flat roof over the wings and pediment over the central protion; steps approaching middle of podium; within Astarte wearing turreted crown, leaning right on standard, raising chiton with left hand; left foot on prow; she is being crowned by a small Nike on column right.
29 mm, 12.86 gms

BMC 119; Rouvier 1763; SNG Copenhagen 291; Roma Numismatics E-Sale 63, lot 691 (this coin)

Ex Roma Numismatics Ltd., E-LIVE Auction 3, 25 October 2018, lot 527;
Ex VAuctions 321, 10 November 2016, lot 88.
Charles M
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BOEOTIA FEDERAL COINAGE AR Hemidrachm SNG Copenhagen 176-177, Shield29 viewsOBV: Boeotian sheild
REV: Kantheros, club of Herakles above, BO to left, I and crescent to right
1.9g

Minted at Thespiae, 336-315 BC
Legatus
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Boeotia, Federal Coinage, 225-171 BC, AR Drachm 20 viewsLaureate head of Poseidon right.
BOIΩTΩN in left field, Nike standing left, ligate AN inner left.

BMC Central Greece p 42, 99; SNG Copenhagen 387; BCD Boiotia 126; McLean 5618, pl 202, 17.

(20 mm, 5.10 g, 12h).
Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sale 13, August 2006, 154
n.igma
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Boeotia, Orchomenos, SNG Copenhagen 26656 viewsAE 20, Dichalkon, 5.91g
struck 4th century BC
obv. Artemis kneeling r., holding bow, quiver on back, [dog behind]
rev. [ERCOMENIWN]
Kallisto seated l. on rocks, transfixed by an arrow in her breast´and falling
backwards, at her side, the infant Arkas laying on his back.
SNG Copenhagen 266; BMC 1-2 var.; MG 246-7; Svoronos 1914, pl. XI, 5, 7; Traite III, 940
rare, about VF, dark-green patina

For more information look at the thread 'Coins of mythological interest'
1 commentsJochen
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Boeotia, Tanagra Ar Drachm19 views(525-480 BC)
Obv.: Boeotian shield.
Rev.: Square incuse with clockwise mill-sail pattern.
BCD Boiotia 247; SNG Copenhagen 215.
Minos
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Boeotia, Thebes, 368-364 BC, AR Stater 9 viewsBoeotian shield.
Amphora, KA-BI across field.

BMC Central Greece p 83, 150; BDC Boiotia 539; Hepworth 61; Head, Boeotia p. 65; BMC p. 83, 150; SNG Copenhagen 339. Struck ca. 368 - 364 BC.

(20 mm, 12.14 g).
Classical Numismatic Group e-Auction 142, 28 June 2006, 21.
n.igma
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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 commentsStkp
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Boeotia. Thespiae9 viewsSGCV 2458; BMC Central Greece pg. 90, 4; SNG Copenhagen 401-402

AR obol, .63 g., 9.78 mm. max.

Struck ca. 431-424 B.C.

Obv: Boeotian shield

Rev: ΘEΣ, upward-facing crescent comprised of three lines.

Thespiae was a member of the Boeotian League. In 424 B.C. during the Peloponnesian War, the Thespian contingent of the Boeotian army sustained heavy losses in the Athenian invasion of Boeotia at the Battle of Delium. In 423 B.C. the Thebans dismantled the walls of Thespiae, apparently as a measure to prevent a democratic revolution. The terminus of this emission coincides with these events.

The crescent on the reverse of this coin refers to Aphrodite Melainis, who was worshipped at Thespiai as a moon goddess. The legend is an abbreviation for ΘΕΣΠΙΕΩΝ of Thespians.
Stkp
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Boeotian Hemidrachm24 viewsA Boeotian hemidrachm minted in Boeotia between 379-371 AD. 2.69 g

Obverse: Boeotian shield

Reverse: Kantharos; Thyrsos above, ivy leaf at r

Attribution: SNG Copenhagen 175
chuy1530
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BOSPORUS KINGDOM -- Rhoemetalkes 12 viewsBOSPORUS KINGDOM -- Rhoemetalkes (c. 133-154 AD) . Æ 48 Nummia. Obv.: Draped and diademed bust right; trident before. ΒΑCΙΛΕΩC ΡΟΙΜΗΤΑΛΚΟΥ Rev.: MH within wreath. Reference: Frolova pp. 149-155; SNG Copenhagen 58. dpaul7
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Bronze - ACHAIA, Achaean League, Tegea. Circa 191-146 BC. 116 viewsÆ Tetrachalkon
20mm (4.99 g, 3h).
obv: Zeus Homarios standing left, holding Nike and scepter
rev: Achaia seated left, holding wreath and scepter.

Warren, Bronze 836 (this coin); BCD Peloponnesos 70; SNG Copenhagen 348. CNG Sale 201, Lot: 69. Fine, brown patina, rough.

From the J. S. Wagner Collection.

CNG
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Bronze - ACHAIA, Achaean League. Anonymous. Circa 250 BC.81 viewsÆ Dichalkon (13mm, 2.54 g, 2h).
obv: Laureate head of Zeus right
rev: League monogram within wreath . Benner 5; BCD Peloponnesos 377; SNG Copenhagen 229.
Near VF, rough green patina, encrustation.

CNG Electronic Auction 215, Lot: 172.
CGPCGP
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Bronze Macedonian coin25 viewsBronze Macedonian coin of Antigonus II minted in Amphipolis around 250 BC. 15 mm, 2.82 g.

Obverse: Head of Athena right wearing crested Corinthian helmet.

Reverse: Pan erecting trophy, A at right

Attribution: SNG Copenhagen 1205 ff., SGCV 6786
chuy1530
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Bruttium Petelia Quadrantes63 viewsLaureate head of Zeus right; behind three pellets,

ΠΕΤΗ/ΛΙΝΩΝ
Zeus standing right, preparing to hurl thunderbolt and holding scepter; device (monogram?) to the left.

Bruttium Petalia
3.57g

SNG Copenhagen 1916; HN Italy 2461 var. (symbol)
4 commentsJay GT4
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Bruttium, Terina, AR Nomos, circa 420 - 400 B.C.38 viewsWeight: 7.65 grams
Diameter: 18.5 mm

Obverse: Head of nymph Terina facing left, wearing ampyx
and low cut sphendone; small Π behind neck.
Reverse: Nike seated left on cippus holding wreath on extended right hand,
left hand resting behind her on cippus, small Π to right of cippus.
Ref: Regling 62; Holloway & Jenkins 60; SNG Copenhagen 2006;
SNG Munchen 1734-5; Weber 1149
1 commentsLeo
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Bruttium, The Bretti, drachm82 viewsdiademed, draped and winged bust of Nike right, at left Club and crescent

BPETTIΩN
River-god Aisaros/Dionysos standing, crowning himself, holding cloak and scepter, at right Snake and Σ.

216-214 BC

4.60g

HNItaly 1961 SNG Copenhagen

Second Punic War issue

Ex-Calgary Coin


3 commentsJay GT4
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BRUTTIUM. The Brettii.21 viewsAR Drachm
215-2015 BC
18.5mm, 4.23 grams
Diademed bust of Nike r.; behind, harpa
BPETTIΩN, river-god standing, crowning himself, holding cloak and sceptre at r., snake and Σ.
Scheu 61. SNG Copenhagen 1624. Historia Numorum Italy 1963.
The Bretti (or Brutti) emerged from the rugged hills of southern Italy in the mid-4th century BC as an insurgent force of escaped slaves and other fugitives rebelling against the Lucanians, who had subjugated the area a generation earlier. Having thrown off the yoke of oppression, the Bretti retained their independence until 280 BC, when they helped the Greek king Pyrrhus of Epirus in his war against the Romans. After defeating Pyrrhus, the Romans invaded Bruttium and occupied most of the country. The Brettii remained pacified throughout the First Punic War (264-241 BC) but were among the first to declare in favor of the Carthaginian general Hannibal against Rome in the Second Punic War (218-201 BC), resulting in their final crushing as a separate people and absorption by Rome.
1 commentsJBGood
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Bruttium; the Bretti137 viewsLaureated and bearded head of Zeus right, at left thunderbolt, dotted border

BΡETTIΩN
warrior attacking right holding shield and spear; below bucranium. Dotted border.

211-208 BC


Scheu 42; HNItaly 1988; SNG Copenhagen 1658; SNG ANS 108.

8.05g

Round punch mark on obverse
3 commentsJay GT4
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bruzos001a2 viewsElagabalus
Bruzos, Phrygia

Obv: AVT... ΑΝΤΩΝ...ΟС, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right seen from front.
Rev: BPO-YZHN →ΩN. Hera, left, standing in front of seated Zeus.
29 mm, 10.71 gms

Isegrim -; BMC -; SNG v. Aulock -; SNG Copenhagen; SNG Österreich -; SNG Tübingen -; Numismatik Naumann Auction 80, Lot 396 (this coin)
Charles M
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Byblos - AR 1/16 shekel10 viewsAddirmilk and Aynel
c. 348-332 BC
galley with two soldiers left, below hippocamp left
lion bringing down a bull left
'Ayin yodh nun 'aleph lamedh mem lamedh kaph gimel beth lamedh
Betlyon 21; SNG Copenhagen 134
ex Oslo Myntgalleri
Johny SYSEL
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Byzantion bull13 viewsByzantion, Circa 340-320 BC. Byzantion drachm (siglos?), Schonert-Geiss 1–235; SNGBMC 21-33; SNG Ashmolean 3569–3571; SNG Copenhagen 476. 16 mm, 4.45 g. Obverse: cow standing left on dolphin, ΠY above. Reverse: reverse incuse square of mill-sail pattern, punched surfaces textured with dots. ex Numismatik Lanz and ex areich, photo credit areichPodiceps
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C. Papirius Carbo25 viewsC. Papirius Carbo, Proconsul. 62-59 BC26 Bithynia, Nikomedia. Æ 25mm. Dated year 223 = 60 BC. Nicaea. Obv.: NIKAIEΩN left, wreathed head of Dionysos right; date ΔKΣ (224) below, monogram before. Rev.: ΕΠΙ ΓΑΙΟΥ right, ΠΑΠΙΡΙΟΥ ΚΑΡΒΩΝΟΣ left, ΡΩΜΗ in exergue, Roma seated left on pile of shields, holding Nike in right hand, spear in left; M behind Roma. SNG Copenhagen 466; BMC Pontus pg. 152, 3; SNG von Aulock 532. BMC 2; SNG von Aulock 531; RecGen 5; SNG Cop 465; SNG Righetti 630-631; Sear GIC 3791.
Cast white metal
Sold on eBay as a fake. "Ancient Greek silver didrachm"
Said to be from an old Canadian collection.
ddwau
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Caelia - AE sextans8 views220-150 BC
head of Athena right wearing crested helmet
●●
trophy of captured arms, helmet spear, palm branch and shield decoraded with Medusa head; club left
KAIΛIN_ΩN
HNItaly 762; Weber 439; SNG ANS 670-671; BMC Italy pg. 133, 3; SNG Copenhagen 632; SNG Morcom 201 var.; Laffaille -
Johny SYSEL
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CAG and COL196 viewsCaracalla and Plautilla, 202 - 22 January 205 A.D., Laodicea ad Mare, Syria
9074. Bronze AE 32, SNG Cop 367, S -, Lindgren -; c/m Howgego 581 (116 pcs) & 586 (88 pcs), F, Laodicea ad Mare mint, 25.64g, 32.3mm, 0o, obverse legend illegible and unknown from references, ]PET[, jugate heads right of Caracalla, radiate, draped, and cuirassed, and Plautilla, draped, countermarks; reverse [SEPT LLVDIC COLONE METROPLI] (illegible), statue of Artemis Brauronia right, stag behind; all inscriptions are illegible on the SNG Copenhagen coin as well; scarce; $180.00
The countermarks, CAG in rectangular 5 x 3 mm punch (Howgego 581, 116 pcs) and COL in rectangular 6.5 x 3 mm punch (Howgego 586, 88 pcs), were applied after the city became a colony in 197/198, allowing older coins to circulate alongside newer coins with Latin legends. (Although the countermark was also applied to coins Such as this one with Latin inscriptions). All coins countermarked COL also bear CAG. Forum catalog.
whitetd49
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Calabria, Taras Obol14 viewsCirca 325-280, AR 7.5mm., 0.27g. Calabria, Tarentum, Obol (?) circa 325-280, AR 6mm, 0.27g. Cockle shell. Rev. Dolphin swimming r.; below, thunderbolt. Vlasto 1506. SNG Copenhagen 1038. SNG France 2152. Historia Numorum Italy 979 (litra ?).

Rare, Toned and Extremely Fine.
Leo
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CALABRIA, TARAS, AR 1/6 Stater or diobol, 500-480 BC 26 viewsweight 1,25gr. | silver Ø 11mm.
obv. Dolphin right, cockle-shell below
rev. Hippocamp right, TAPA (retrograde) above
BMC 55 | cf. Vlasto 1132 | Côte 34 | cf. SNG.Copenhagen 783 |
cf. SNG.Paris 1612 | cf. Historia Numorum, Italy 829 | Sear 227 R
Rare cointype in an attractive condition.
vf
1 commentsLeo
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CALABRIA, TARAS, AR Obol - 4th century B.C.40 viewsweight 0,55gr. | silver 10mm.
obv. Female head right, surrounded by serpents
rev. Kantharos, 5 dots arround, TA above
BMC 431var. | SNG.Copenhagen- | Historia Numorum- |
SNG.Paris 2082 | SNG.München- | Jameson 131 | Vlasto 1216 RR
a very rare and intriguing cointype
vf
2 commentsLeo
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CALABRIA, Taras. Circa 320-315 BC. AV Sixth Stater – Diobol17 views9.5mm, 1.41 g, 11h
Head of Apollo left, wearing laurel wreath; [ΣA] and dolphin to left, TAPAΣ to right
Herakles, raising club overhead in right hand, preparing to strike the Nemean lion as it attacks him from the right; bow and quiver to left, |-H below.
Fischer-Bossert G14 (V11/R14); Vlasto 27; HN Italy 951; SNG ANS 1034; SNG BN 1492–3; SNG Copenhagen 834; SNG Lloyd 186; Boston MFA 73 = Warren 36; Hunterian 20; Jameson 161; McClean 599 (all from the same dies). Good VF.

Apollo was worshipped as the patron of colonists at Tarentum, and he was also the patron of the revered Pythagorean religious order at Tarentum, which existed until the late fourth century. The reverse motif of Herakles fighting the Nemean lion was also used on contemporary silver diobols of Tarentum and its colony Herakleia, though the silver issues usually chose the "tondo" scene of a crouched Herakles wrestling the Nemean lion with a stranglehold (a design also used on the Syracusan gold 100 litrae issue of Dionysios I).
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CALABRIA, Taras. Circa 340-335 BC. AR Nomos5 views23mm, 7.87 g, 1h
Nude youth on horseback right, holding rein in left hand, crowning horse with wreath held in right hand; to left, Nike flying right, placing fillet on head of youth; AP below.
Phalanthos, nude, riding sideways on dolphin right, head turned slightly left, spearing cuttlefish below with trident held in right hand; KA monogram to left, TAPAΣ to right; all encircled by waves.
Fischer-Bossert Group 54, 717 (V267/R561); Vlasto 498 (same dies); cf. HN Italy 886; SNG ANS –; SNG Copenhagen 822 (same obv. die). VF, lightly toned. Struck from artistic dies on a broad flan. Very rare issue, only ten examples noted by Fischer-Bossert.
Leo
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CALABRIA, Taras. Circa 415-405 BC. AR Nomos11 views22mm, 7.88 g, 9h
Nude rider seated right on horse, which he crowns; kerykeion to right, ΛA in exergue / Phalanthos, nude, extending his hand, riding dolphin right.
Fischer-Bossert Group 21, 297 (V134/R229); Vlasto 320–1 (same dies); HN Italy 851; SNG Copenhagen 803 (same dies); SNG Lloyd 150 (same dies); SNG Lockett 351 (same dies); Hirsch 190 (same dies); Dewing 137 (same dies).
Even light gray tone, with iridescence around the devices, a few marks under tone on obverse, light scuffs under tone and die flaw on reverse. Near EF. Very rare.

From the Matthew Curtis Collection. Ex William N. Rudman Collection (Triton V, 15 January 2002), lot 1040.
Leo
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CALABRIA. Taras. Ca. 332-302 BC. AR stater20 views22mm, 7.80 gm, 6h
Youth riding horse r., crowning horse; at l., flying Nike holding wreath, below the horse, ΣIM, Rv. TAPAΣ, oecist riding dolphin l., holding kantharos and trident; below, |-HP and waves.
Vlasto 498-507; HNItaly 886; SNG Copenhagen 823;" SNG ANS -.
Cabinet tone, minor scratches.
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CAMPANIA, Capua19 viewsCirca 216-211 BC. Æ Biunx. Diademed head of Herakles right; club over left shoulder / Lion walking right, breaking spear held in its mouth; •• above. SNG ANS 208; BMC Italy pg. 80, 1-2; SNG Copenhagen 332; SNG Morcom -; Laffaille -; Weber 292. aF/F, obverse quite rough. Rare.

Ex. CNG eAuction 308, lot 539 (part of)
Molinari
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CAMPANIA: Neapolis14 viewsNeapolis, Bronze, circa 350-326 BC, 3.31 g. Obv: Laureate head of Apollo r.
Rev: Forepart of Achelous Sebethos as a man-faced bull to right; above, dolphin.
SNG Copenhagen 474. Historia Numorum Italy 575 var. Sambon 579 var. Taliercio Id, 7. MSP I, 223 (this coin illustrated). Rare.
Green patina and about very fine. (Ex. Silingardi' Ex. NAC)
Molinari
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Cappadocia, Kings, 011 Ariarathes IX. (99-85 B.C.), AR-Drachm, BMC-6, BAΣΛIEΩΣ APIAPAΘOY EYΣEBOYΣ, Athena Nicephorus standing left, #1137 viewsCappadocia, Kings, 011 Ariarathes IX. (99-85 B.C.), AR-Drachm, BMC-6, BAΣΛIEΩΣ APIAPAΘOY EYΣEBOYΣ, Athena Nicephorus standing left, #1
avers: Diademed head of Ariarathes IV right.
revers: BAΣΛIEΩΣ APIAPAΘOY EYΣEBOYΣ, Athena Nicephorus standing left, AN monogram in left field, holding Nike in right hand, shield and spear in left. date IΓ (regnal year 13 = 87 B.C.) in exergue.
exerg: -/-//IΓ, diameter:18mm, weight: 4,0g, axes: h,
mint: Cappadocia, Kings, Ariarathes-IX, date: IΓ (year-13), 87B.C., ref: BMC-6, SNG Copenhagen 900–903, Simonetta 9a, Hoover 845.
Q-001
quadrans
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Cappadocia, Kings, 014 Ariobarzanes III. Eusebes Philoromaios (52-42 B.C.), AR-Drachm, SNG Cop. 162, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ...,Athena Nicephorus standing left, #170 viewsCappadocia, Kings, 014 Ariobarzanes III. Eusebes Philoromaios (52-42 B.C.), AR-Drachm, SNG Cop. 162, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΙΟΒΑΡΖΑΝΟΥ ΕΥΣΕΒΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΟΡΩΜΑΙΟΥ, Athena Nicephorus standing left, #1
avers: Diademed, bearded head of king right.
reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΙΟΒΑΡΖΑΝΟΥ ΕΥΣΕΒΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΟΡΩΜΑΙΟΥ, Athena Nikephoros standing left, star in a crescent to inner left, monogram to inner right, Θ (date, year=9) in exergue.
exergue: -/-//Θ, diameter:15,5-16,5mm, weight: 3,58g, axes: 0h,
mint: Cappadocia, Kings, Ariobarzanes III Eusebes Philoromaios, date: Θ (year-9), 44 B.C., ref: Simonetta 1b, SNG Copenhagen 162, SNG von Aulock 6327.
Q-001
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Cappadocia, Tyana, Antoninus Pius, SNG von Aulock 654016 viewsAntoninus Pius, AD 138-161
AE 23, 9.22g, 22.58mm, 0°
struck AD 155/56 (RY 19)
obv. A - NTWNEIN - OC CEBACT - OC
laureate head r.
rev, TYANEWN T - PT IER ACV AVTO
in l. field one below the other ET / QI (RY 19)
Tyche of Tyana in long garment and wearing mural crown enthroned l. on throne
decorated with gryphon, resting with l. hand on seat and holding in extended r. hand
grain ears and bunch of grapes; below river god Euphrates(?) swimming l.
ref. SNG von Aulock 6540; SNG Copenhagen 317
rare, about VF

TPT = TWN PROC TAVRW
Jochen
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CAPPADOCIAN KINGDOM = Ariarathes IX29 viewsCAPPADOCIAN KINGDOM = Ariarathes IX AR drachm 99 - 85 B.C. Diademed head of Ariarathes IV right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΙΑΡΑΘΟΥ ΕΥΣΕΒΟΥΣ, Athena Nicephorus standing left, AN monogram in inner left field, date ΙΓ (regnal year 13 = 87 BC) in exergue. SNG Copenhagen 900–903; Simonetta 9a; BMC-6dpaul7
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Cappadocian Kingdom, Ariarathes V Eusebes Philopater4 viewsAR drachm
18mm, 4.08 grams
163-130 BC, regnal yr 32 (130 BC)
Diademed head of Ariarathes V right
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΙΑΡΑΘΟΥ EYΣEBOYΣ, Athena standing left, holding Nike and resting hand on grounded shield set behind her; spear held in crook of arm; monograms to outer left, inner left and outer right; date (BΛ) in exergue.
Simonetta 11 (Ariarathes IV); SNG Copenhagen suppl. 643. EF
JBGood
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CAPPADOCIAN KINGDOM: Ariarathes V AR Drachm13 viewsOBVERSE: Diademed head of Ariarathes V right
REVERSE: Athena standing left, holding Nike & resting hand on grounded shield, HDI monogram in outer left field, PAFI monogram in inner left field, HF monogram in outer right field, date GL in exergue
Struck at Cappadocia, Year 33 (= 130 BC)
4.2g, 18mm
SNG Copenhagen Suppl. 673–678. Simonetta p. 24, 20b
Legatus
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Caracalla Hermes Hadrianopolis29 viewsCaracalla as Caesar, Hadrianopolis Thrace, 195 - 198 AD, 18mm, 3.37g, Yorukova, Hadrianople -; SNG Copenhagen -; Varbanov -.
OBV: AVT K M AVP CEV ANTWNEINOC, laureate head right
REV: ADRIANOPOLEITWN, Hermes standing left, holding purse and caduceus
One other example found and cited as possibly unrecorded: CNG 212, lot 16
The other example is a die match and has the same high spot diagonally across the reverse.

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Caracalla, Alabanda22 viewsCaracalla, 198 – 217 AD
Æ28, Caria, Alabanda. 9.10 grams
Obverse: AV K M - ANTWNINOC, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: ALABANDEWN, Tied laurel branches.

References:
SNGCopenhagen 15
SNG Von Aulock 2401

Provenance:
CNG Electronic Auctions 160, lot 207, $59

Notes:
Holed. Some slight legend variances.
Ken Dorney
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Caracalla, Stobi84 viewsMACEDON, Stobi
Caracalla 198-217 AD.
Æ 23mm; 7.03g

Laureate head right

Statue standing right on cippus, between reclining figures of Axius and Erigon Rivers; reeds beneath.

Josifovski 286 (V3, R3), same as CNG69L911Cf.
Boric-Breskovic, Stobi, pl. V, 25.2; AMNG III -; SNG Copenhagen -. VF.
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Caracalla. 198-217 AD.10 viewsÆ21, 4.2g, 6h; LYDIA, Thyatira.
Obv.: ANTΩ-NЄINOC; Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev.: ΘVATEIP-H-NΩN; Tyche Soterios (Fortuna Redux) standing left.
Reference: Cf. BMC Lydia 104-106; cf. SNG Copenhagen 610.
John Anthony
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CARIA, Antiochia ad Maeandrum. Gallienus30 viewsCARIA, Antiochia ad Maeandrum. Gallienus. AD 253-268. Æ (36mm, 14.97 g, 12h). Radiate, helmeted, and cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield / Bridge spanning the Maeandrus river, with gateway surmounted by stork on left; to right, river-god Maeandrus reclining left, holding reed and cornucopia, and male figure standing left, holding walking stick(?). SNG München 92 var. (obv. legend, no figure to right of Maeandrus); SNG von Aulock 2431 var. (rev. signed by magistrate); McClean 8450 var. (no figure to right of Maeandrus); SNG Copenhagen –; Künker 288, lot 819. VF, earthen green patina, irregular flan. Rare variant.
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Caria, Aphrodisias (AD 200-250) AE 24. Senate/Aphrodite32 viewsImperial Times, ca 200-250 AD. AE24. IЄPA CV - NKΛHTOC, diademed bust of Senate right; countermark. / AΦPOΔЄI-CIЄΩN, Aphrodite standing facing, holding scepter and apple.
BMC 31; SNG Copenhagen -
ancientone
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Caria, Aphrodisias, Augustus, SNG Copenhagen 115 var.24 viewsAugustus, 27 BC - AD 14
AE 15,3.36g, 15.01mm, 180°
late issue, struck 2 BC - AD 14 (MacDonald)
obv. CEBA - CTOC
Head, laureate, r.
rev. [AFRO]DI - C - I - EWN CW[Z]
in r. field [WN]
Double axe, decorated with ribbons
ref. BMC 90 var.; SNG Copenhagen 115 var.; SNG München 130 var.; RPC 2838; MacDonald Type 45, pl. V,
092/R160
rare, about VF, dark-green patina

Sozon was a Phrygian rider-god with labrys possibly related to the Thracian rider-god Heros. In Greek times he was associated with Zeus, Apollo and Sabazios/Dionysos.
Aphrodisias was one of Augustus' favourite cities, which was enhanced by him and evolved into one of the leading cities in Asia minor.
Jochen
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Caria, Aphrodisias, pseudo-autonomous, MacDonald 14510 viewsCaria, Aphrodisias, pseudo-autonomous, c.AD 225-250
AE 22, 4.90g, 22.39mm, 180°
obv. [IEROC] - DEMOC
Head of Demos,laureate, r.
rev. [A]FROD - E - I - CIEWN
Cult statue of Aphrodite Aphrodisias, in ependytes and with kalathos, stg. r., holding
unknown object in extended hands; l. behind her small priestress std. r., r. before her
fountain with oval cover; in upper l. field star, in upper r. field crescent
ref. MacDonald type 145 (O203/R376); BMC 34; SNG Copenhagen 107
rare, F+, flan break-out at 10h

O203 is the only die where Demos is called "holy". Regarding its style this type is later than
the types 133-144. The increase of the module suggests the time around AD 250 (MacDonald)
Jochen
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Caria, Bargylia. Æ17. Pegasus/stag16 viewsCARIA, Bargylia. 2nd-1st centuries BC. Pegasos flying right / Stag standing right. SNG München -; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG von Aulock -; BMC -. Rare. ancientone
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Caria, Knidos18 viewsCaria, Knidos 480-450 BC AR Drachm.  Forepart of lion r. / Head of Aphrodite r., of fine archaic style, hair in queue and bound with diadem of beads; all within incuse square.  VF. 
SNG Copenhagen 211-2; cf Cahn series V, 86; SNG Helsinki 137.
Christian T
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Caria, Mylasa8 viewsCARIA, Mylasa(?). Circa 420-390 BC. AR Tetartemorion (5mm, 0.18 g, 9h). Forepart of lion left, head right / Bird standing right; pellet to upper left and lower right; all within incuse square. SNG Keckman 922–3; SNG Kayhan 944–6; SNG von Aulock 1818; SNG Copenhagen –; Klein 432 (Miletos; this coin). VF, toned, porosity, obverse poorly struck. From the Daniel Koppersmith Collection. Ex Elsen FPL 258 (October-December 2011), no. 62.ecoli
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Caria, Mylasa Scorpion51 viewsCaria, Mylasa
450-400 BC
Ar Obol; 8mm;0.5g

forepart of lion

scorpion

SNG Copenhagen 379
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Caria, ram & lion107 viewsCARIA, Uncertain
4th century BC
AR Tetartemorion (6mm, 0.24 g, 12h)

Ram's head right / Roaring lion's head right
SNG Keckman 903; Troxell, Carians 10; SNG Copenhagen

Ex CNG
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Caria, Rhodes, Drachm, (similar to) SNG Copenhagen 83642 viewsRhodes, Drachm, 166-88 B.C. AR, 1.98g 14mm, (similar to) SNG Copenhagen 836
O: Radiate head Helios right
R: Rose with stalk on either side; (off flan: magistrate’s name) above; in field P-O; all within incuse square
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Caria, Rhodos, Ashton 28859 viewsstruck c.205-188 BC
AR - drachm, 2.50g, 14.83mm
obv. Head of Helios, slightly r.
rev. Rose blossom, above GORGOS (magistrate), beneath R - O
in l. field bow in bow-case
ref. Ashton 288; SNG Helsinki 582; SNG Copenhagen 783
VF, uncleaned, some earthen deposits

The similarity with Alexander is striking. Even his anastole is present. For more information about Helios look at the thread 'Mythological interesting coins'.
1 commentsJochen
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CARIA. Knidos. Ae (Circa 250-210 BC). Uncertain magistrate.22 viewsReference.
SNG Copenhagen -; SNG von Aulock -; BMC -; Isegrim -; apparently unpublished.

Obv:
Laureate head of Apollo right.

Rev:
Prow right; uncertain name above; below, kerykeion right.

1.66 gr.
12 mm.
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CARIA. Knidos. Ae (Circa 375-340 BC). Bo-, magistrate. 13 viewsReference. Very rare
Ἐόβωλο[ς] Br. M. 87
Or: ΑΝΙΒΩ Journ. int. XI 267

SNG Copenhagen -; SNG von Aulock -; BMC -; Isegrim -; apparently unpublished.

Obv:
Head of Aphrodite right, with hair bound in sphendone.

Rev: BΩ / KNI.
Prow right.

1.32 gr.
12 mm.
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Caria. Mylasa. Eupolemos Æ15 / Overlapping Shields50 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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CARIA. Rhodos, Rhodes157 viewsISLANDS off CARIA. Rhodos, Rhodes. Circa 125-88 BC. AR Hemidrachm (14mm, 1.25 gm). Magistrate Melantas. Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right / P-O, rose; MELANTAS above, grape bunch to right; all within incuse square. Jenkins, Rhodian, Group D, Series 98; cf. SNG Helsinki 668; SNG Copenhagen -. Near EF. Ex-CNG(295) B127V1272 commentsecoli73
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Carian Islands, Rhodes17 viewsSear 5074 var., SNG Copenhagen 750-751 & 858-9, SNG Helsinki 384-392 var., SNG Keckman 384-421, SNG von Aulock 2796-2797 var., BMC Caria pg. 238-239, 74ff var., Laffaille 503 var.

AE 10, circa 350-300 B.C.

Obv: Diademed head of Rhodos right, hair rolled.

Rev: P-O in lower field, rose with bud to the right, H to the left.

In 408 B.C., the cities on the island of Rhodes united to form one territory and built the city of Rhodes, as their new capital on the northern end of the island. The Peloponnesian War had so weakened the entire Greek culture that it lay open to invasion. In 357 B.C., the island was conquered by the king Mausolus of Caria, then it fell to the Persians in 340 B.C., and in 332 B.C. became part of the empire of Alexander the Great. Following the death of Alexander, his generals vied for control of his empire. Rhodes formed strong commercial and cultural ties with the Ptolemies of Egypt, and together formed the Rhodo-Egyptian alliance that controlled trade throughout the Aegean in the 3rd century B.C. The city developed into a maritime, commercial and cultural center, and its coins circulated nearly everywhere in the Mediterranean. In 305 B.C, Antigonus directed his son, Demetrius, to besiege Rhodes in an attempt to break its alliance with Egypt. Demetrius created huge siege engines, but despite this engagement, in 304 B.C., he relented and signed a peace agreement, leaving behind a huge store of military equipment. The Rhodians sold the equipment and used the money to erect a statue of their sun god, Helios, which became known as the Colossus of Rhodes.

In Greek mythology, Rhodos was the goddess of the island of Rhodes and wife of Helios. She was the daughter of Aphrodite and Poseidon.
Stkp
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CARIAN ISLANDS, RHODES, 125-88 BC76 viewsHemidrachm, 13mm, 1.32g

O. Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right
R. Rose with bud to left; ANTAIOΣ above, P-O flanking rose, grape bunch to lower right; all within incuse square.

Jenkins group D, 86; HGC 6, 1463; SNG Keckman 664 var. (control), Karl 604 var. (obv. type); SNG von Aulock 8194 var. (same); SNG Copenhagen -; BMC 292 var. (same); SNG München -.

Plinthophoric issue. Antaios, magistrate. Rare symbol for this issue.

Ex Sayles and Lavender
Ex Triton XII
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CARIAN ISLANDS, RHODES, 230-205 BC78 viewsDidrachm, 20mm, 6.75g

O. Radiate hd of Helios 3/4 facing r.
R. Rose with bud to right, MNAΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ; above, P-O flanking stem; to left, Athena Nikephoros standing left.

Karl 475, BMC 143, Ashton 208, SNG von Aulock 2807, SNG Copenhagen 765

Ex Washington Numismatic Gallery
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Carian tetradrachm - Royal issue ?92 viewsCARIA, Achaemenid Period. Circa 350-334 BC. AR Tetradrachm (23mm, 14.83 g).
Struck circa 350-341 BC. Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, drawing bow / Persian satrap on horseback right, thrusting spear held in his right hand, left hand on rein.
Konuk, Influences, Group 2; SNG Copenhagen (Persian Empire) 290-291 var. (symbol on rev.); Traité II 128; Babelon, Perses 623 var. (symbols on obv.); Pixodarus 1-11.

The archer-horseman tetradrachms are one of the most enigmatic Persian coinages struck in Asia Minor prior to the invasion of Alexander the Great. Though various symbols and letters occur in the fields, no inscription exists to help us identify the issuer, mint, or purpose of issue. Konuk, however, identified two series, with and without subsidiary symbols on the reverse. Also, analysis of the Pixodarus Hoard has allowed the coinage to be dated from the decade beginning circa 350 BC. Additionally, as only the earlier, non-symbol, type is represented, Meadows concluded that the date of deposit of the Pixodarus hoard, 341 BC, served as a tentative divider between the two series.
Caffaro
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CARTHAGE143 viewsCARTHAGE. Circa 400-350 BC. Æ 16mm (2.59 gm). Wreathed head of Tanit left, wearing pendant necklace / Horse standing right, palm behind; pellet above, trefoil of pellets before. Alexandropoulos 18f; SNG Copenhagen 119; Müller 167. Nice VF, green patina. Ex-CNG(77) B54V64ecoli
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CARTHAGE79 viewsCARTHAGE. Circa 370-340 BC. Æ 13mm (1.37 gm). Sicilian mint. Wreathed male head left / Horse prancing right. Calciati III pg. 377, 4; SNG Copenhagen 98. VF, dark brown, green and red patina, some roughness. Scarce. EX-CNG B33V4B
ecoli
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CARTHAGE17 viewsÆ Unit, 16mm, 2.8g, 5h; Carthage mint, c. 400-350 BC.
Obv.: Wreathed head of Tanit left.
Rev.: Horse standing right; palm tree in background.
Reference: SNG Copenhagen (Africa) 109 / 17-120-128
1 commentsJohn Anthony
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Carthage38 viewsCarthage. c. 203-201 BC, Second Punic War. BI Tridrachm, or 1½ Sheckel (9.28 gm) of Zeugitania. Wreathed head of Tanit l. wearing single-pendant earrings. / Collared stallion stdg r., head l., r. foreleg raised. gVF. SNG Copenhagen 8 #390; CNP 103; MAA 81; Müller Afrique 230.1 commentsChristian T
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Carthage - AE8 viewsc. 400-350 BC
head of Tanit left wearing wreath
horse galloping right
MAA 15; SNG Copenhagen (Africa) 96
ex Savoca
Johny SYSEL
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Carthage AR Quarter Shekel 38 viewsCARTHAGE, Second Punic War. Circa 220-205 BC. AR Quarter Shekel (14mm, 1.80 g). Wreathed head of Tanit left / Horse standing right. MAA 78; SNG Copenhagen 335. Good VF, find patina.1 commentsTLP
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Carthage, Second Punic War (220-215 BC)28 viewsAE Trishekel

29 mm, 18.21 g

Obverse: Head of Tanit left, wearing wreath of grain ears and single-pendant earring

Reverse: Horse standing right; palm tree in background to left.

MAA 84; Müller, Afrique 147; SNG Copenhagen 344.

The Second Punic War formally began when the Carthaginian general Hannibal and his army crossed the Alps in November of 218 BC and descended into Northern Italy. Battles raged on Italian soil for nearly 15 years until Hannibal and what remained of his army sailed for North Africa in the summer or fall of 203 BC. Shown above is a typical example of what would have been a lower-value coin issued by the Carthaginians in the early stages of the war.

Carthage was a Phoenician colony, and as such the Carthaginians were related to the Hebrews and the Canaanites (among others). Culturally they had much in common, including the use of the shekel as the primary unit of money. Likewise, the Carthaginians worshipped a variety of deities from the ancient Middle East. One in particular was the goddess Tanit. A Phoenician (Punic) goddess of war, Tanit was also a virgin mother goddess and a fertility symbol.
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Carthage, Second Punic War. Circa 220-205 BC.107 viewsAR 1/4 Shekel (14mm, 1.71 g, 12h)
Obverse- Head of Tanit left, wearing grain-ear wreath, single-pendant earring, and necklace with pendants.
Reverse- Horse standing right; pellet below.
MAA 78; SNG Copenhagen 337.
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Carthage, SNG Copenhagen 10820 viewsCarthage, Sicilian mint, Circa 330-300 B.C. AE, 16mm, 2.86g, MAA 23; SNG Copenhagen 108
O: Date palm
R: Pegasos flying left; Punic "B" below
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Carthage, Tanit, Horse12 viewsCarthage
Trishekel, circa 201-195 BC
Obv: Head of Tanit left, wearing grain wreath.
Rev.: Horse prancing right; pellet between forelegs.
AE, 19.4g, 29mm
Ref.: MAA A.105c; SNG Copenhagen 409-10 var. (pellet).
Ex Gorny&Mosch, 2017, A251, 4583
Ex Numismatik Naumann, auction 66, lot 237
shanxi
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Carthage, Tanit, Horse, O to right20 viewsCarthage
Circa 300-264 BC. Æ 18
Obv: Wreathed head of Tanit left
Rev.: Horse’s head right; O to right.
Æ, 5.25g, 18mm
Ref.: SNG Copenhagen 151
3 commentsshanxi
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Carthage. Carthage circa 400-350 BC. 11 viewsObv. Head of Tanit to left, wearing wreath of grain ears.
Rev. Horse standing right, palm tree in background, three pellets above pellet in right field.
References: MAA 18l; Jenkins & Lewis 13; SNG Copenhagen 118. SEAR 6508-11.
16.1mm and 2.23grams.
As found condition.
Canaan
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Carthaginian Coin15 viewsA bronze Carthaginian coin minted in Carthage between 264-241 BC. 22 mm, 8.57 g

Obverse: Head of Tanit left wearing earrings and wreathed in ears of grain

Reverse: Horse's head right

Attribution: Sear 6526, Mueller 2.102.286, SNG Copenhagen 151
chuy1530
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Carthaginian Coin19 viewsA bronze coin minted in Carthage or possibly Punic Sicily between 264-241 BC. 16 mm, 2.06 g

Obverse: Head of Tanit left wearing earrings and wreathed in ears of grain

Reverse: Horse standing right, date palm tree behind

Attribution: SNG Copenhagen 109
chuy1530
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Carthaginian Coin11 viewsA Carthaginian coin minted in Carthage or possibly Punic Sicily around 306 BC. 11 mm, 5.09 g

Obverse: Head of Tanit left wearing earrings and wreathed in ears of grain

Reverse: Horse prancing right

Attribution: SNG Copenhagen 95
chuy1530
greekhorse1.jpg
Carthago Horse/Kore179 viewsCarthago - Siclian Mint
Bronze Punic
Ae; 2.86g; 17mm

Head of Kore Left;
Horse standing right, Palm tree behind

SNG Copenhagen 109/113; Acquaro 193/324; Muller II 163
7 commentsarizonarobin
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Carthago Nova. Augustus82 viewsObverse: AVGVSTVS DIVI F, Augustus Bare head right
Reverse: C LAETILIVS APALVS II V Q
Exe: REX/PTOL in two lines across field within diadem
Mint : Carthago Nova
Date : 27 BC-AD 14
Reference : RPC I 172; SNG Copenhagen 494
Grade : Good VF
Weight : 5.26 g
Denom : Semis
Metal : AE
Dealer : CNG.

Comments : 20mm, 12h . Red and black-olive patina. The bronze coin honors the young Mauretanian prince Ptolemaios (Juba II and Cleopatra Selene's son) with the highest official title of the city.
Bolayi
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Celtic imitation of Lysimachos, King of Thrace (305-281 B.C.)8 viewsFor prototype: SGCV 6819 var; SNG Copenhagen 1153-4; Müller 76.

AE unit, 2.69 g., 16.78 mm. max., 0°

Obv: Helmeted head of Athena facing left.

Rev. Bungled BAΣIΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ, lion springing right, spearhead below.
Stkp
Strymon4.jpg
Celtic imitation of Macedon AE 2259 viewsoverstrike

Serdi region
? (original Macedonian issue 185-168 BC)
head of rivergod Strymon right
wide trident
type: (A?)5B
imitation of: SNG Copenhagen 1298-9 var.
8,37g 22-20mm

original coin probably is:

Thessalonica
158-31 BC
head of Dionysos with ivy wreath right
goat standing right
ΘEΣΣA_ΛO / N_IK_HΣ
(NE) / ? other monograms
Sear #1466; BMC Macedonia p. 110, 10 - 16

Head of goat and one ivy-leaf under Strymon's head are slightly visible.


Imitations from Serdi region weren't used to fool Macedonian traders but as their own currency. This coin is one of overstrikes on official Macedonian coins which prooves this theory.
Johny SYSEL
Strymon5.jpg
Celtic imitation of Macedon AE 2253 viewsoverstrike

Serdi region
? (original Macedonian issue 185-168 BC)
head of rivergod Strymon right
wide trident
MAKE / ?ΔONΩN?
H countermark
type E3A
imitation of: SNG Copenhagen 1298-9 var.
6,70g 22mm

Wave on Strymon's face is relic of original coin also there is slightly visible inscription (perpendicular to trident).

original coin probably is:

Thessalonica
158-31 BC
head of Dionysos with ivy wreath right
goat standing right
ΘEΣΣA_ΛO / N_IK_HΣ
(NE) / ? other monograms
Sear #1466; BMC Macedonia p. 110, 10 - 16

Imitations from Serdi region weren't used to fool Macedonian traders but as their own currency. This coin is one of overstrikes on official Macedonian coins which prooves this theory.
Johny SYSEL
Strymon40.jpg
CELTIC, Celtic imitation - AE 22201 viewsoverstrike

Serdi region
? (original Macedonian issue 185-168 BC)
head of rivergod Strymon right
wide trident
type: (A?)5B
imitation of: SNG Copenhagen 1298-9 var.
8,37g 22-20mm

original coin probably is:

Thessalonica
158-31 BC
head of Dionysos with ivy wreath right
goat standing right
ΘEΣΣA_ΛO / N_IK_HΣ
(NE) / ? other monograms
Sear #1466; BMC Macedonia p. 110, 10 - 16

Head of goat and one ivy-leaf under Strymon's head are slightly visible.

Imitations from Serdi region weren't used to fool Macedonian traders but as their own currency. This coin is one of overstrikes on official Macedonian coins which prooves this theory.
Johny SYSEL
Strymon30.jpg
CELTIC, Celtic imitation - AE 22180 viewsoverstrike

Serdi region
? (original Macedonian issue 185-168 BC)
head of rivergod Strymon right
wide trident
MAKE / ?ΔONΩN?
type: type E3A
imitation of: SNG Copenhagen 1298-9 var.
6,70g 22mm

Wave on Strymon's face is relic of original coin also there is slightly visible inscription (perpendicular to trident).
original coin probably is:

Thessalonica
158-31 BC
head of Dionysos with ivy wreath right
goat standing right
ΘEΣΣA_ΛO / N_IK_HΣ
(NE) / ? other monograms
Sear #1466; BMC Macedonia p. 110, 10 - 16

Imitations from Serdi region weren't used to fool Macedonian traders but as their own currency. This coin is one of overstrikes on official Macedonian coins which prooves this theory.
Johny SYSEL
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Chalkis; Drachm; eagle & snake8 viewsEUBOIA. Chalkis. Circa 338-308 BC. AR Drachm (16mm - 3.41 g). Head of the nymph Chalkis right / Eagle flying right, carrying serpent in talons; ZH monogram above. Picard Emission 8; BCD 137; SNG Copenhagen 435. ex VAuctionsPodiceps
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Cherronesos, Thrace51 views400-350 B.C.
Silver hemidrachm
2.11 gm, 13 mm
Obverse: Forepart of lion right, looking back.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square with an X below pellet and a bee
BMC Thrace pg. 186, 49;
SNG Copenhagen 834
Jaimelai
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Cherronesos, Thrace41 views400-350 B.C.
Silver hemidrachm
2.21 gm, 13 mm
Obverse: Forepart of lion right, looking back.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square with a AΓ monogram beside pellet and an amphora in lower quadrants
BMC Thrace pg. 184, 21; Weber 2406, 2434; McClean 4066; SNG Copenhagen 837.
Jaimelai
Lion_65.JPG
Cherronesos, Thrace66 views386-338 B.C.
Silver hemidrachm (triobol)
2.42 gm, 12 mm
Obverse: Forepart of lion right, looking back.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square with pellets
in lower alternating quadrants
Cherronesos mint
BMC Thrace pg. 183, 8, 9; McClean 4056;
Dewing 1301; SNG Copenhagen 824-826
Ex-CNG, Ex-Jörg Müller
1 commentsJaimelai
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Cherronesos, Thrace19 views400-350 B.C.
Silver hemidrachm (triobol)
2.36 gm, 13 mm
Obverse: Forepart of lion right, looking back.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square with a trilobe flower in one quadrant and pellet opposite
Shraer Plate 77, 457-459
[SNG Copenhagen 842; SNG Dreer 109]
Jaimelai
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Chersonesos Lion, two pellets51 viewsChersonesos Hemidrachm, 480-350 B.C. 13mm, 2.3g. Obverse: forepart of lion right, looking back over shoulder. Reverse: quadripartite incuse with two pellets. BMC Thrace p. 183, 8, 9; McClean 4056; Dewing 1301; SNG Copenhagen 824-826. Ex areich, photo credit areichPodiceps
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Chimaera and Dove 253 viewsSikyonia, Sikyon, 330/20-280 BC, AR Triobol
Chimaera standing left; ΣI below. / Dove flying left; Δ above tail feathers. BCD Peloponnesos 298 (this coin); BMC 112 var.; SNG Copenhagen 61 var. (ΔI on reverse) - very rare variant.
(15 mm, 2.99 g, 7h)
CNG; ex- BCD Collection; LHS 96 (8 May 2006) Lot 298.

The Chimaera, featured on the obverse of this coin, was a mythical fire-breathing beast; a composite of a lion, a goat and a snake. In myth, it inhabited Lycia in Asia Minor. It’s sighting was considered to be a portent or omen of storms, shipwrecks and natural disasters. The Chimaera’s representation in the arts is wholly Greek. It evolved to become a decorative motif in the region around Corinth. The pairing of a motif that forebodes disaster on the obverse, with a dove, the symbol of Aphrodite, goddess of love on the reverse is curious. Perhaps this was a metaphor for the ancients’ view of the double-sided nature of life?
2 commentsLloyd T
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CIBYRA, PHRYGIA24 viewsCIBYRA, PHRYGIA - AE – 10mm, 166-84 BC. Obv.: Helmeted head right. Rev.: Zebu bull butting left. Reference:
SNG Copenhagen 271
dpaul7
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Cibyra, Phrygia, 166-84 BC18 viewsCibyra, Phrygia
AE – 10mm
166-84 BC
Helmeted head r.
Zebu bull butting r.
SNG Copenhagen 271
Ardatirion
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CILICIA, Anazarbus. Valerian I11 viewsCILICIA, Anazarbus. Valerian I. AD 253-260. Dated CY 272 (AD 253/4). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Prize urn, containing palm frond, set upon agonistic table with three decorated legs; ЄT BOC (date) in exergue. Ziegler 808; SNG von Aulock 5512; SNG Copenhagen 58; SNG Levante 1524.ecoli
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Cilicia, Flaviopolis, Domitian SNG Cop. 13690 viewsDomitian AD 81-96
AE 18, 2.90g
struck AD 89-91 (ETOVC ZI =year 17)
obv. DOMETIANOC - KAICAR
head, laureate, r.
rev. ETOVC ZI FLAVIOPOLEITWN
bearded head of Kronos, veiled, r., harpa at shoulder
SNG Copenhagen 136; SNG Levante 1531; SNG von Aulock 5558; RPC II 1760
rare, good VF

Harpa is an old poetic name for a denticulated sickle.
For more information look at the thread 'Coins of mythological interest'
2 commentsJochen
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Cilicia, Hieropolis-Kastabala, BMC 335 viewsHieropolis-Kastabala, 2nd-1st century BC
AE 22, 5.33g
obv. Head of Tyche, draped and veiled, wearing mural-crown, r.
rev. IERO / POLITWN / TWN PROC TW / PYRAMW
River-god Pyramos, swimming r. in waves, l. hand outstretched, holding eagle
in r. hand
BMC 3; SNG Copenhagen 144; SNG Levante 1569; SNG von Aulock 5571; SNG BN Paris 2212-13
F+, brown patina with earthen highlights

Pyramos, today Ceyhan. For more informations please look at the thread 'Mythological interesting coins'!
Jochen
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Cilicia, Korykos, Valerian I, BMC 2140 viewsValerian I, AD 253-260
AE 32, 22.19g, 32.07mm, 135°
obv. AV K PO - LIK OVALERIAN / OC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, radiate, r.
rev. KWRV (in ex.) KIW TW - N AV NAVAR, in r. field XI / C
Decorated price-urn inscribed QEMIA, with palmbranch between caduceus l.,
and aphlaston r., stg. on table with Dolphin shaped feet, wine pitcher under table; Dionysos,
nude, nebris around hip, wesring boots, stg. l., holding vine-grapes in r. hand and resting on tyrsos with raised l.
hand; l. at feet panther l., head turned r., raising r. foot.
ref. BMC 21; SNG Levante 820; SNG Copenhagen 123; SNG Paris 1123; SNG von Aulock 5686; Klose & Stumpf 259
about VF/VF
Jochen
Nagidos_Stater.jpg
CILICIA, Nagidos. Circa 400-380 BC. AR Stater 92 viewsCILICIA, Nagidos. Circa 400-380 BC. AR Stater. Head of Dionysos right, wearing wreath of ivy / Head of Aphrodite right, hair bound in sphendone. SNG Levante 2; SNG France -; BMC Cilicia pg. 110, 3; SNG von Aulock -; SNG Copenhagen -. EF, double struck on the reverse, bankers punch marks, oblong flan. Splendid engraving by a talented artist. Rare.5 commentsPhiloromaos
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CILICIA, Seleucia ad Calycadnum. Septimius Severus72 viewsCILICIA, Seleucia ad Calycadnum. Septimius Severus. AD 193-211. Æ (28mm, 11.64 g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Athena standing left, holding shield and spear, about to attack serpent-legged Giant to right. SNG France -; SNG Levante 736 var. (view of bust); SNG Levante Suppl. -; SNG Copenhagen -. Near VF, dark green and brown patina, two scratches before bust.

Ex - CNG Esale 239 lot 320

230/100

After Zeus had defeated the Titans in the Titantomachy and apportioned their former relatives to his fellow Olympians, he was compelled to resolve a conflict with the Giants, offspring of Gaia and Cronus. Known as the Gigantomachy, these chthonic half-man, half-serpent creatures attempted to wrestle power from the Olympians by casting them out of Olympus. To accomplish this, the Giants attempted to reach Olympus by heaping up one mountain range on top of the other. From above, Zeus and the other Olympians defended themselves by hurling their weapons. In the end, however, it was the assistance of Hercules, that won the day.
5 commentsecoli
tarsos_gordianIII_SNGcop383.jpg
Cilicia, Tarsos, Gordian III, SNG Copenhagen 383 cf.29 viewsGordian III, AD 238-244
AE 35
obv. AVT KAI M ANT GOR[DIANOC CEB]
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, radiate, r.
in field l. and r. P - P
rev. TARCOV MHTROPOLEW
Herakles, bearded(?), nude, stg. facing, head l., resting with r. hand on his club, holding
over l. arm the lion-skin and in the outstretched l. hand five apples.; l. beside him a tree
with twigs, entwined by a nake.
in the upper r. field A / G, in the lower l. field M / K
Ref.: cf. SNG Copenhagen 383
very rare, good F/about VF, trace of ancient smoothing process on rev. The coin is in the usual rough state of the coins of Tarsos.

For more information please look at the thread 'Mythological interesting coins'!
Jochen
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CILICIA, Tarsos. Mazaios. Satrap of Cilicia, 361/0-334 BC241 viewsSNG Copenhagen 313, Casabonne series 2, group C, 23.2mm, 10.94 grams, Struck 361 - 334 B.C.
 
Obverse: Baaltars seated left, holding eagle, grain ear, grapes, and scepter, Aramaic letters to right and left
Reverse: Lion attacking Bull to left, Aramaic letters above from right to left MZDI for Satrap Mazdai , Mazaios or Mazaeus ).

Incredible reverse , one of the best ever known if not the best , and incredible Aramaic art.

(Under Study)
A superb beauty from the Sam Mansourati Collection.
2 commentsSam
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CILICIA. Syedra. Caracalla 198-217 AD Unpublished Ae 13 viewsReference.
SNG France -; SNG Levante -; SNG von Aulock -; SNG Copenhagen -; BMC -; Asia Minor Coins Online -; apparently unpublished.

Obv: A K M AV ANTΩNЄINOC.
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Rev: CVЄΔPЄΩN/ϹΥƐΔΡƐΩΝ
Judgement of Ares by Dike; from l. to r.: Dike standing r., holding sword; Ares standing l., disarmed; Hermes standing l., holding caduceus
or
in centre, Ares standing, facing; to l., Dike standing, facing, head., r.; to r., nude Hermes standing, l., holding caduceus

20.02 gr
34 mm
6h
okidoki
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CITY-GATE, Septimius Severus, MOESIA INFERIOR, Nicopolis.193-211 AD 26 viewsMOESIA INFERIOR, Nicopolis. Septimius Severus. 193-211 AD. Æ 26mm (10.18 gm: h 8). Aurelius Gallus, magistrate. AVT L CEPT CEVHP PER, laureate head right / UP AUP GALLOU NIKOPOLEITWN PROC ICTP, city gate, small temple seen through doorway, ornate large colonnaded building above. AMNG I 1331; BMC Thrace pg. 42, 7; SNG Copenhagen -; Price & Trell 45 (fig. 26). Sear GIC 2124. H&J 8.14.46.1 (R7); Varbanov 2733 (R6)
Very rare, dark green patina, near extremely fine.
Ex Gorny & Mosch 186, 8 March 2010, lot 1524
2 commentsAncient Aussie
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Civic, Tium, Tyche and Zeus, AE3058 viewsBITHYNIA, Tium. Civic Issue. Circa AD 220-240. Æ 30mm (11.92 g). Diademed and draped bust of Tius right; c/m: H surmounted by star within circular incuse / TIA-N-WN, Tyche standing right, holding sceptre, facing Zeus standing left, also holding sceptre and sacrificing over altar between them. RG pg. 617, 10; BMC -; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG von Aulock 923 (same obverse die); Howgego 825 (for countermark). Good Fine, light brown patina, some minor surface striations.


From the Garth R. Drewry Collection; Ex The Philip DeVicci Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 57, 28 March 2001), lot 800.
same obverse die as GICV 4894
1 commentsareich
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CLAUDIUS8 viewsAE 20. Berytus (Phoenicia). 41-54 AD. 7,49 grs. Laureate head left. TI CLAVD CAISAR / V and VIII down central field, two aquilae, each with signum behind.
RPC I 4547. SNG Copenhagen 94.
benito
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CLAUDIUS21 viewsAE 20. Berytus (Phoenicia). 41-54 AD. 7,49 grs. Laureate head left. TI CLAVD CAISAR / V and VIII down central field, two aquilae, each with signum behind.
RPC I 4547. SNG Copenhagen 94.
1 commentsbenito
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Claudius Anazarbus22 viewsClaudius, Probably (Cilicia) Anazarbus? AD 41 - 54, 18mm, 4.5g, BMC Cilicia 5 (Anazarbus),
RPC 4084, SNG Copenhagen 177 (Caesarea in Cappadocia); SNG Von Aulock 6348
OBV: KLAVDIOC KAICAP, laureate head right
REV: ΕΤΟYC KAICAPEΩΝ Γ, veiled and turreted bust of Tyche right

The attribution of this coin to Anazarbus is questionable, but would be the most logical choice.
Thanks to Forvm members for assistance in attributing this coin.

RARE
Romanorvm
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Cleopatra III and Ptolemy X AR Tetradrachm41 viewsObv: Diademed head right, wearing aegis.
Rev: Eagle standing left on thunderbolt; LIΓ/I (date) before; ΠA behind.
Date: 105 - 104 BC
Mint: Alexandria mint.
Weight: 13.40g
Ref: Svoronos 1729, SNG Copenhagen 360
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COMMAGENE , Zeugma. Antoninus Pius. AD 138-161.31 viewsObv. AYTO KAI TIAN ADPIAN.., laureate head left.
Rev. Portico of two stories, behind which a peribolos containing grove enclosed by colonnades and tetrastyle temple; uncertain control numeral; all within wreath.
References: Butcher 14-21; SNG Copenhagen -; BMC 6 var. (bust).
VF, brown patina. 24mm, 10.58 grams, Uncleaned with earth deposits.
1 commentsCanaan
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Commagene, Samosata, 032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), BMC 17-19., AE-16, C - A / E - T /N - H, Winged caduceus, Rare !126 viewsCommagene, Samosata, 032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), BMC 17-19., AE-16, C - A / E - T /N - H, Winged caduceus, Rare !
avers: - AΔΡΙΑNOC CEBACTOC, Laureate and draped bust of Hadrian right, with paludamentum, seen from rear.
revers: - C - A / E - T / N-H. (C-A / Є-T / Θ-N. CA = Samosata, ЄT = ЄTOYΣ ("in the year of"), and NH = 50+8), Winged caduceus.
exergo: -/-//--, diameter:15-16,7mm, weight:2,50g, axis:6h,
mint: Rome, date:117-138 A.D., ref: RPC 3, 3414; BMC - cf 17 - 19; SNG Copenhagen cf. 18. Rare!
Q-001
quadrans
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Commodus * Mt. Argaeus & Helios * Cappadocia, Caesarea * AR Didrachm156 views
Marcus Aurelius Commodus Antoninus – 177-192 AD

Obv: Commodus, Laureate bust, right facing. Legend: AY M AYP KOMO ANT (omega)NEINOC CE
Rev: Mt. Argaeus, surmounted by Helios, holding globe in right hand, scepter in left hand. Legend: Y (Pi)ATOC (Gamma) (Pi)AT (Pi)AT

Exergue: (Blank)

Mint: Caesarea
Struck: COS III 181-182 AD.

Size: ca. 20 mm.
Weight: ca. 4.0 grams
Die axis: 0 degs.

Condition: Beautiful, clear, bright & very lustrous

Refs:*
Metcalf 146c
Sydenham 370a
SNG Copenhagen 250

5 commentsTiathena
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Corduba27 viewsSpain, Corduba
Cn. Julius
Mid-2nd century BC
Æ quadrans
CN IVLI L F Q
Draped bust of Venus right
Winged Eros standing left, holding torch and cornucopiae; three pellets in left field
SNG Copenhagen 462-3
mauseus
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CORINTHIA, CORINTH, 350-300 BC50 viewsDrachm, 13mm, 2.15 g, 9h

O - Pegasos flying left
R - Head of Aphrodite left, hair in sakkos; monogram before neck.

Cf. BCD Corinth 176 (same obv. die, different rev. type); SNG Copenhagen -; BMC -; SNG Lockett -; Pozzi -.
2 commentsrobertpe
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Corinthia, Corinth, Marcus Aurelius, SNG Cop. 32980 viewsMarcus Aurelius, AD 161-180
AE 25, 11.25g
obv. M AVR AN[TONI] - NVS A[VG]
bust, laureate, r.
rev. CLI - COR
The young Melikertes laying on a dolphin, swimming r., behind a pine-tree(?)
SNG Copenhagen 329; Lindgren 1619; BCD 700; Edwards 150, pl.IV
rare, good F-about VF, green-brown patina
added to www.wildwinds.com

Corinth at this time was a Roman colony, therefore the Latin inscriptions.
The revers legend CLI - COR is solved to COLONIA LAUS IULIA CORINTHUS.

For more information look at the thread 'Coins of mythological interest'
3 commentsJochen
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Countermark (Hippocamp) on Gortyna -- AE21. 301 viewsLaureate head of Zeus right/Europa riding bull left; countermark hippocamp left. Svoronos 120 var. (no countermark); SNG Copenhagen -; BMC Crete pg. 45, 66 var. (same). (featherz)featherz
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CRETE, GORTYNA, 98-94 BC56 viewsDrachm, 20mm, 3.74 g, 11h

O - Diademed head of Zeus left
R - Warrior standing facing, hand on shield set on ground, and holding scepter; border of radiating lines.

Price, Gortyn, Class D, 129-48; Svoronos, Numismatique 144; cf. SNG Copenhagen 448; BMC 54.

Ex Sierra Collection
Ex Triton X (9 January 2007), lot 256
4 commentsrobertpe
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Crete, Phaistos, SNG Copenhagen 5206 viewsPhaistos, c. 3rd century BC
AE 17, 3.70g, 17.1mm, 22t5°
obv. Talos, nude, winged, advancing r., hurling stone with raised r. hand and holding another one in extended l. hand
rev. Dog on the scent r.
above FAIC / TIWN (ending in ex.)
ref. Svoronos Crete 74; SNG Copenhagen 520; BMC Crete p.24, 27-28
rare, F, a bit rough
From Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!

For a mythological article, coming soon!
Jochen
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Crete, Polyrhenion. Circa 330-280 BC. Æ 12mm.20 viewsObv: Round shield; in center, bull's head facing.
Rev: POLY around spear point.
SNG Copenhagen 534; BMC Crete pg. 68, 15-17.
ancientone
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Cyclades, Delos, ca. 308-167 BC, Æ 1021 viewsLaureate head of Apollo left.
Δ-H either side of Kithara.

Kroll, Agora, 828a-d; SNG Copenhagen 670; Weber 4660.

(10 mm, 1.15 g, 12h).
Kirk Davis; ex- James H. Joy Collection: Munzen & Medaillen Deutschland Auction 21, 24 May 2007, 511(d).
n.igma
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Cyclades, Syros mint, BMC Crete pg. 123, 1 var. (no wreath)45 viewsCyclades, Syros mint, 3rd Century B.C. AE, 17mm 3.32g, SNG Copenhagen -; BMC Crete pg. 123, 1 var. (no
wreath); Laffaille 404 var. (same); Weber 4719 var. (same), (SG) Number sg3152
O: Horned and bearded head of Pan right
R: ΣVPI, bearded goat standing left; grain ear before, wreath(?) below
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Cyme, Aeolis22 viewsCyme (also known as Kymi or Phriconis), Aeolis. 350-250 BCE

Eagle standing right/K-Y, one-handled vase.

11mm, 1.28g. SNG Copenhagen 57-58 (Far nicer in hand)
Belisarius
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Cyzikus7 viewsCyzicus, Mysia.
Cn. Pedanius Fuscus Salinator, 98 - 102, magistrate.
Obv: AVT NEP TPAIANOC KAI CEB TEP
Laureate head right
Rev: EΠI ΦOVCKOV / K V / Z I
Man (Heros Cyzikos) standing facing, head left, holding spear

18mm, 5.60g
SNG Copenhagen 103; BMC 212
klausklage
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Danish India, Tranquebar: Christian IV (1588-1648) Pb Cash (UBJ-13; Gray-13; KM#12)6 viewsObv: DA/NISB/ORG in three lines
Rev: AM/AGE/R in three lines, for Amager, an island on which part of Copenhagen stands
SpongeBob
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Danish India, Tranquebar: Christian IV (1588-1648) Pb Cash (UBJ-8; Gray-4; KM#9)9 viewsObv: DAN/NISB/ORG in three lines
Rev: IVP/TER in two lines; Named for the ship Jupiter, which left Copenhagen in 1623 and was wrecked off Bengal in 1625
SpongeBob
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Danish India, Tranquebar: Christian IV (1588-1648) Pb Cash (UBJ-8; Gray-4; KM#9)4 viewsObv: DAN/NISB/ORG in three lines
Rev: IVP/TER in two lines; Named for the ship Jupiter, which left Copenhagen in 1623
SpongeBob
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Danish India, Tranquebar: Frederik III (1648-1670) AE Cash (UBJ-90; Gray-71; KM#54)6 viewsObv: Crowned F3 monogram
Ref: HAAB, "hope ", perhaps wishful thinking.

There was a ship called Haab, but it was not launched until 1673, at Copenhagen, three years after the death of Frederik III.
SpongeBob
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Dardanos, Troas12 viewsDardanos, Troas. 4th-3rd centuries BC. AR Obol (9mm, 0.64 g). Horseman riding left / Cock standing left within incuse square. SNG Copenhagen 282.ecoli
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Datames, Satrap of Cilicia and Cappadocia, Stater44 viewsCILICIA, Tarsos. Datames, Satrap of Cilicia and Cappadocia. 384-362 BC. AR Stater (21.3 x 25.6mm, 9.89 gm). Struck 378-372 BC.
O: Baaltars seated right, torso facing, holding grain ear and grape-bunch in left hand, eagle-tipped sceptre in right arm; 'BLTRZ' in Aramaic to left, thymiaterion to right; all within crenellated wall
R: Ana, nude, and Datames standing facing each other, both have their right arms raised; thymiaterion and 'TRDMW' (Datames) in Aramaic between them; all within square dotted border within linear border.
- SNG Levante 83; SNG France 292; BMC Lycaonia pg. 168, 35; SNG Copenhagen 300; SNG von Aulock 5943.

Datames, the son of Kamisares and a Scythian mother, served as a member of the Persian king's bodyguard before he became satrap of Cilicia and Cappadocia upon his father's death in 384 BC. Throughout his early career, he put down a revolt in Lydia, defeated the rebel governor Thyos in Paphlagonia, and briefly occupied the city of Sinope. Because of these successes, the Persian king placed him in charge of the second war against Egypt, along with Pharnabazos and Tithraustes, satrap of Caria.
When Datames' enemies in Artaxerxes' court accused him, perhaps falsely, of intending to revolt against the Great King, he then became, in fact, the first of the Satraps to revolt. His initial success in this endeavor prompted the revolt of other satraps across the empire. Datames' success, however, was short-lived. Distrust among the satraps disintegrated their rebellion and his own son's desertion to Artaxerxes was the beginning of the end. Datames himself was assassinated by Mithradates, the son of Ariobarzanes, satrap of Phrygia, in 362 BC.
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Denmark - 1883 - 1 Ore. Copenhagen. King Christian IX24 viewsDenmark, King Christian IX.
Bronze One Ore. Fairly high Grade.

Obverse: Crowned Monogram of King Christian IX. Date '1883' to bottom left ( 7 o'clock ) ; Mintmark ( Heart for Copenhagen ) and initials ( CS) to bottom right ( 4 - 5 o 'clock ).

Reverse: '1 Ore' in center; to right, grain, to left = dolphin.
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Denmark - 1883 - 1 Ore. Copenhagen. King Christian IX16 viewsDenmark, King Christian IX.
Bronze One Ore. Fairly high Grade.

Obverse: Crowned Monogram of King Christian IX. Date '1883' to bottom left ( 7 o'clock ) ; Mintmark ( Heart for Copenhagen ) and initials ( CS) to bottom right ( 4 - 5 o 'clock ).

Reverse: '1 Ore' in center; to right, grain, to left = dolphin.
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Denmark - 1883 - 1 Ore. Copenhagen. King Christian IX.19 viewsDenmark, King Christian IX.
Bronze One Ore. Fairly high Grade.

Obverse: Crowned Monogram of King Christian IX. Date '1883' to bottom left ( 7 o'clock ) ; Mintmark ( Heart for Copenhagen ) and initials ( CS) to bottom right ( 4 - 5 o 'clock ).

Reverse: '1 Ore' in center; to right, grain, to left = dolphin.
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Denmark - 1888 - 1 ore - Copenhagen. NGC - XF-45 BN20 viewsDenmark, King Christian IX. Bronze 1 Ore coin.
Struck in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Certified XF 45 BN by NGC.

obv: King Christian IX's Monogram, date '1888' @ 7 o'clock, mintmark & initials @ 5 o'clock.

rev: '1 Ore'; to right grain, to left = dolphin
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Denmark - 1888 - 1 ore - Copenhagen. NGC - XF-45 BN24 viewsDenmark, King Christian IX. Bronze 1 Ore coin.
Struck in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Certified XF 45 BN by NGC.

obv: King Christian IX's Monogram, date '1888' @ 7 o'clock, mintmark & initials @ 5 o'clock.

rev: '1 Ore'; to right grain, to left = dolphin
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Denmark - 1930 - 1 Ore. Copenhagen 25 viewsDenmark, King Christian X.
One Ore.

Obverse: Crowned Monogram of King Christian X. - 'KONGE AF DANMARK' = King of Denmark.

Reverse: 'DANMARK' above hole, '1 ORE' below, above '1 ORE' but below hole is also Mintmark (heart for Copenhagen) and initial. Design at 3 and 9 o'clock.
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Denmark. Christian IV (1588-1648)145 viewsHede 150, Schou 87, Sieg 53, KM 133.1

AR 4 skilling, 22 mm., dated 1645, struck by Heinrich Köhler at the Copenhagen mint

Obv: IIII • SKILLING • DANSKE, surrounding crowned monogram of Christian IV (4 within a C)

Rev: ••• / IUSTUS / יהוה (Jehovah) / IUDEX / 16 filament-hook (privy mark) 45, in four rows

Note: In 1643, toward the end of the Thirty Years War, Sweden launched a surprise attack upon Denmark which is called the Torstensson War (after Swedish general Lennart Torstensson). King Christian IV had to rapidly obtain funds to pay his mercenary troops to defend the kingdom against the advancing Swedes. Being short of funds, the emissions that are referred to as “hebræermønter” were issued with a reduced silver content; the silver content of the 4 skilling coin was reduced from .8500 fineness to .2500 (the king later pawned his royal crown and ordered that silver furniture from Frederiksborg Castle be melted to fund the war). Outraged over Sweden’s unannounced invasion, King Christian ordered that the coins bear a special reverse legend, in a mixture of Hebrew and Latin, which reads: “God is a righteous judge” (Psalm 7:12).
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Diadumenian as ceasar34 viewsAE 20 mm 7.7 grams 217-218 AD
OBV :: bare headed and cuirassed bust right
REV :: Phoenician pentekonter sailling right, murex shell aboveVishmara series V
EX :: COLON ( Tyre in phoenicia)
AUB 213, SNG Copenhagen 361
from uncleaned lot 11/2007
Johnny
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Dikaia; Hemidrachm; Head of Herakles r./ Cock r. with worm in its beak19 viewsThrace, Dikaia. Circa 500-480 B.C. AR Hemidrachm. 11mm, 1.6g; Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / Cock right, worm in its beak, in dotted incuse square. SNG Copenhagen 553.1 commentsPodiceps
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Diobol. Circa 188-84 B.C. AR 20 viewsRhodos. Circa 188-84 B.C. AR Diobol/Hemidrachm, 11mm, 1.0g. Radiate head of Helios right / Hibiscus with bud to left; palm to right; all within beaded circle. SNG Keckman 699; SNG Copenhagen -.2 commentsPodiceps
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Dionysos on Maroneian AR Tetradrachm178 viewsLate 2nd-mid 1st centuries B.C. AR Tetradrachm, 16.18g, 31mm, 12h. Schonert-Geiss-1150 (V51/R158); SNG Copenhagen-; Dewing-1296 (same as obverse die). Obverse wreathed head of young Dionysos right. Reverse Dionysos standing half left, holding grapes and narthex stalks; monogram to inner left & right. Near EF, toned, minor die wear on reverse.

Ex CNG 88 (14 Sept. 2011) lot 52. Ex CNG e-Auction 286 lot 22.

Maroneia, together with Thasos and other Thracian poleis, was famous for its excellent wine in the ancient world. Therefore, it is no wonder that that the god of wine Dionysos is so prominent on their coins.
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DIVINE AUGUSTUS & LIVIA (by Tiberius). AE34 medallion? of Colonia Romula (Seville), RPC 73. Obverse: PERM. DIVI AVG. COL. ROM. Radiate head of Divus Augustus right; six-rayed star 21 viewsDIVINE AUGUSTUS & LIVIA (by Tiberius). AE34 medallion? of Colonia Romula (Seville), RPC 73. Obverse: PERM. DIVI AVG. COL. ROM. Radiate head of Divus Augustus right; six-rayed star above; thunderbolt before. Reverse: IVLIA AVGVSTA GENETRIX ORBIS. Head of Livia left on globe of the world; crescent moon above. RPC I, 73. SNG Copenhagen 421. F. Scarce. Livia, the mother of the emperor Tiberius, is honored as mother of the world by him on this exceptional coin.Antonivs Protti
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Divus Augustus Emerita30 viewsSPAIN, Emerita. Divus Augustus. Died AD 14. Æ Dupondius (35mm, 25.7 g, 2h).DIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER CAE, Radiate head left / City-view seen from aerial perspective: city wall with five T-shaped crenellations fronted by main gate consisting of two arched bays flanked by two multi-story crenellated towers, each with arched window; gate inscribed AVGVSTA/EMERITA and decorated with four T-shaped crenellations. RPC 30b; SNG Copenhagen -; Burgos 1032.1 commentsAncient Aussie
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Dynasts of Lycia, Mithrapata22 views390 – 370 B.C.
Silver Diobol
0.97 gm, 13 mm
Obv.: Lion scalp facing
Rev.: Triskeles within incuse square; MIΘ in Lycian.

[Falghera 195]
[cf. SNG Copenhagen Supp. 476]
[SNG von Aulock 4246]
Jaimelai
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Dynasts of Lycia, Mithrapata35 views390 – 370 B.C.
1/6 Stater
1.28 gm, 14 mm
Obv.: Lion scalp facing
Rev.: Triskeles with labrys in one section, Mithrapata in Lycian around, all within incuse square. Rare symbol.
Sear 5228 var.;
B.M.C. 19. 32, 136 var.;
cf. SNG Copenhagen Supp. -;
SNG von Aulock -
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DYNASTS of LYCIA. Uvug15 views
DYNASTS of LYCIA. Uvug. Circa 470-440 BC. AR Tetrobol (15mm, 2.72 g, 1h). Forepart of winged man-headed bull right / Laureate male head right within dotted square border; all within incuse square. Falghera II 90-3; SNG von Aulock 4119; SNG Copenhagen Supp. 4301. VF, toned, some light porosity, struck from a worn obverse die.
ecoli
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Dyrrhachion, Illyria, Autonomous c. (250-200 BC), AR Drachm27 viewsAncient Greek, Dyrrhachion, Illyria, Autonomous c. (250-200 BC), AR Drachm

Obverse: MƐNIΣKOΣ, Meniskos and Kallonos, magistrates. Cow standing right, looking back at suckling calf standing left below; above, Nike with wreath flying right; thunderbolt in exergue, all within dotted circle border.

Reverse: Double stellate pattern; ΔYP-KAΛ-ΛΩ-NOΣ around; all within linear circle border.

Reference: Ceka 322; Maier 256; SNG Copenhagen 476. VF- grade.
Gil-galad
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EB0032 Boeotian shield / Kantharos10 viewsThebes, Boeotia, AR Hemidrachm, 338-315 BC.
Obverse: Boeotian shield.
Reverse: Kantharos, club above, BO to left, I and crescent to right.
References: Sear SG 2396, SNG Copenhagen 176-177, BMC 55.
Diameter: 15mm, Weight: 2.82g.
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EB0055 Gorgoneion / Incuse pattern7 viewsParion, MYSIA, 3/4 drm., 500-400 BC.
Obverse: Facing gorgoneion with protruding tongue.
Reverse: Linear pattern within incuse square.
References: SNG France 1343; BMC Mysia 1; SNG Copenhagen 256; SNG von Aulock 1318.
Diameter: 13mm, Weight: 3.536g.
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EB0064 Lion / Aphrodite5 viewsKnidos, CARIA, AR Drachm circa 411-394 BC.
Obverse: Forepart of roaring lion right.
Reverse: Head of Aphrodite right, hair bound in sphendone decorated with flowers; within incuse square; A to left.
References: Cahn Series 92 (V45/R63); SNG Helsinki 138; SNG Copenhagen 252.
Diameter: 17mm, Weight: 6.113g.
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EB0071 Wrestlers / Slinger11 viewsAspendos, PAMPHYLIA, AR Stater, Circa 330-250 BC.
Obverse: Two wrestlers grappling; E between.
Reverse: EΣTFΔIY to left, Slinger standing right; triskeles, club before, O between legs.
References: BMC. XIX, 63 var.; S. 5399 var.; SNG Copenhagen 240 var.
Diameter: 25mm, Weight: 10.44g.
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EB0264 Horse / Palm3 viewsSicilo-Punic or Carthage in Zeugitana, AE 19, 300-264 BC.
Obverse: Horse's head right.
Reverse: Palm tree with two dates.
References: Acquaro 148; Lindgren 626; or ... Sear 6531; Muller II, 104,317; SNG Copenhagen 102.
Diameter: 19.5mm, Weight: 5.703g.
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EB0268 Histiaia / Grapes4 viewsEuboia, Histiaia, AE 15, 338-146 BC.
Obverse: Head of nymph Histiaia right, wreathed with vine, hair rolled.
Reverse: Bunch of grapes, IΣTIAI EΩN and monograms around.
References: Seaby 975; SNG Copenhagen 547; cf. BMC 134.
Diameter: 15.5mm, Weight: 4.181g.
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EB0533 Victory / Standards, AE19 of Philippi18 viewsMacedonia, Philippi, AE 19, Circa 31 BC-14 AD.
Obv: VIC - AVG, Victory standing left on base holding wreath and palm.
Rev: COHOR PRAE PHIL, three standards.
References: RPC I 1651, ; SNG ANS 677; SNG Copenhagen 305.
Diameter: 19mm, Weight: 4.024 grams.
EB
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EB0536 Caracalla / Temple14 viewsCaracalla, AE 31 of Zela, Pontus, 205 AD.
Obv: AV KAI M AVPH ANTω[NINOC], Laureate head of right.
Rev: ΖΗΛΙΤ / ω / Ν / [Τ]ΟΥ / ΠΟΝT ΟΥ, ET PMB (year 142) in exergue, hexastyle temple (of Anaitis) with Corinthian columns, the further pediment seen through the broken pediment in front, dot under central pediment.
References: BMC Pontus 3, Copenhagen IV 229, Lindgren II 58, von Aulock 143, Waddington (RGAM) 8.
Diameter: 31mm, Weight: 14.43 grams.
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EB0538 Caracalla / Artemis & stag14 viewsCaracalla, AE 23 of Ephesus, Ionia, 198-217 AD.
Obv: A[YT] K M AY[P] ANTΩNINOC, Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ΕΦΕCΙΩ−Ν Β ΝΕΟ−ΚΟ/ΡΩΝ, Artemis huntress seizing with left hand stag by horn and with right hand drawing arrow from quiver at her shoulder.
References: SNG Copenhagen 420?
Diameter: 23.5mm, Weight: 5.66 grams.
This coin mentions the Second Neocoria of Ephesus, i.e.
the building of a second imperial temple.
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EB0557 Gordian III / Aphrodite and Cupid13 viewsGordian III, AE 32 of Pisidia, Antioch, 238-244 AD.
Obv: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANOVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ANTIOCHIA COLONIA CAESAR, SR in exergue, Aphrodite enthroned right, hand on prow, holding palm branch; Cupid running before, towards her.
References: Fitz. III 8859 p 1320; Krzyzanovska I/2; SNG Copenhagen 72.
Diameter: 32.5mm, Weight: 25.09 grams.
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EB0687 Nike / Standards10 viewsAugustus, Philippi, Macedon, AE 19, 31 BC-14 AD.
Obverse: VIC AVG, Nike standing left on globe, holding wreath and palm.
Reverse: COHOR PRAE PHIL, three military standards.
References: RPC 1651; SNG ANS 677; SNG Copenhagen 305, BMC 23, SGI 32.
Diameter: 19mm, Weight: 3.887g.
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EB0690 Tyche / Eagle6 viewsTroas, Alexandria, AE 22, (Time of Gallienus? AD 253-268).
Obverse: CO [ALE]X TRO, Draped bust of Tyche of Alexandria Troas right, wearing mural crown; vexillum to left.
Reverse: COL AV[G] TROA[D?], Eagle standing facing on forepart of bull, head right, wings spread.
References: Cf. Weber 5294; SNG Tübingen 2535; Bellinger P. 150, 493var; SNG Copenhagen 20, 116var.
Diameter: 22.5mm, Weight: 5.318g
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EB0693 Claudius & Agrippina Jr / Stag10 viewsClaudius & Agrippina Junior, Ephesos, Ionia, AE 20, 41-54 AD.
Obverse: Busts of Claudius & Agrippina jugate, facing right.
Reverse: Stag standing right; KOYΣI/NIOΣ above and EΦE below. TO - Δ across field.
References: RPC I 2624; SNG Copenhagen 373; BMC 205 pg. 73; Weber 5872.
Diameter: 20.5mm, Weight: 6.572g.
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EB0705 Vespasian / Temple of Aphrodite8 viewsVespasian 69-79, Koinon of Cyprus, AE 27, RY 8? (AD 75/6).
Obverse: OYЄCΠACIANOC CЄBACTOC, Laureate head right.
Reverse: ΚΟΙΝΟΝ ΚΥΠΡ - ΙΩΝ, Temple of Aphrodite at Paphos, within which is conical xoanon between stars; candelabrum on each side of building; paved semicircular courtyard in foreground; [ΕΤΟΥC H?] date in legend.
References: Cf. RPC II 1821, cf. SNG Copenhagen 75.
Diameter: 26.5mm, Weight: 13.011g.
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EB0723 Gordianus and Tranquillina / Tyche9 viewsGordianus Pius III 238-244, Singara, Mesopotamia, AE 33.
Obverse: AVTOK K M ANT ΓOΡΔIANON CAB TPANKVΛΛINA CEB, confronted busts of Gordian on left, laureate, draped and cuirassed, and Tranquillina on right, draped and wearing stephane.
Reverse: AVP CEΠ KOΛ CINΓAPA, Tyche seated left on rock, holding branch; the centaur Sagittarius above to left, discharging arrow, river god swimming left below.
References: BMC Mesopotamia pg. 135, 13; SNG Copenhagen 257; Lindgren & Kovacs 2627.
Diameter: 33.5mm, Weight: 24.34g.
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EB0920 Isis / Eagle5 viewsPtolemy V, AE 27, 204-181 BC.
Obverse: Wreathed head of Isis right.
Reverse: Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings open.
References: Svoronos 1234; SNG Copenhagen 247.
Diameter: 27mm, Weight: 16.8g.
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EB0925 Cleopatra VII / Eagle50 viewsCleopatra VII, Alexandreia mint, 51-30 BC.
Obverse: Diademed and draped bust right.
Reverse: BACIΛIC[CHC KΛEO]ΠATPAC, eagle standing left on thunderbolt; cornucopia to left, Π to right.
References: Svoronos 1871; Weiser 183; SNG Copenhagen 419–21; Noeske 380–2; BMC 4–5.
Diameter: 26.5mm, Weight: 20.64g.
Ex: Numismatic Art and Ancient Coins
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Edessa, MESOPOTAMIA; Elagabalus22 viewsMESOPOTAMIA, Edessa. Elagabalus. AD 218-222.

Radiate head right / Tyche seated left on rocks, holding branch, altar before; Orontes swimming right below. BMC Arabia pg 101, 67 var.; SNG Copenhagen 209 var
ecoli
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Egypt , Ptolemaic Kingdom: Ptolemy III / AE Obol.20 viewsAE Obol. Alexandria Mint , between 246-222 BC. 11 Gr.

Obverse: Deified head of Alexander the Great right, wearing elephant skin.
Reverse: Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, head right, cornucopia over shoulder; E between legs.
References: Svoronos 976; SNG Copenhagen 232. Super Rare.
Sam
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EGYPT - Ptolemy I22 viewsEGYPT - Ptolemy I 305-285 B.C., bronze of 28.3 mm, 6.56 grams. Obverse: Bust of Zeus to right. Reverse: Eagle, wings spread, stands left on thunderbolt control marks not clear. Reference: cf. Copenhagen 80.
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Egypt, Alexandria, Antoninus Pius, Dattari 2368 cf.45 viewsAntoninus Pius, AD 138-161
AE - Billon-tetradrachm, 23mm, 13.9g
AD 143/144 (year 7)
obv. ANTWNINOC - CEB EVCEB
Head, laureate, r.
rev. Bearded Serapis, in himation and wearing kalathos, std. l. on throne, holding
sceptre in l. hand and holding r. hand over Kerberos, std. l. at his feet; on the
back of the throne a small Nike advancing r., holding wreath in raised hand.
in the field L - Z (year 7)
Köln 1443; Dattari cf.2368 (position of date); SNG Copenhagen cf.448f. (without Nike)
about VF
Jochen
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Egypt, Alexandria, Antoninus Pius, Milne 1967 var.32 viewsAntoninus Pius, AD 138-161
AE - drachm, 27.94g, 38.47mm, 345°
Alexandria, AD 147/148 (year 11)
obv. AVT KT AIL ADR - ANTWNEINOC C[EB EV]C
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. L ENDE - KATOV
Isis Pharia, in long chiton and peplos, wearing lotus flower on her head, advancing r.,
holding with two hands billowing sail and sistrum.
Milne 1967 var. (legend break); Dattari 2670 var. (positon of date); Geissen 1580; BMC 1116 (var. like Datt.); SNG Copenhagen 488
about VF
2 commentsJochen
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Egypt, Alexandria, Claudius II Gothicus, Milne 4235 cf.41 viewsClaudius II Gothicus, AD 268-270
AE - billon tetradrachm, 9.25g, 21.5mm
struck 269/70 (year 2)
obv. AVT K KLAV - DIOC CEB
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. Nike, advancing r., clad in chiton with diplois; holding wreath and palm bound with fillets
in l. and r. field L - B
ref. BMC 2321; without fillets and LB in rt. field: cf. Milne 4235, cf. Dattari 5402, cf. Geissen 3041, cf. SNG Copenhagen 843
very rare, VF+, dark-brown patina

The fillets are separated from the B by a dot!
2 commentsJochen
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Egypt, Alexandria, Diocletian, Dattari 575821 viewsDiocletian, AD 284-305
AE - Billon-Tetradrachm, 8.29g, 20.04mm, 330°
AD 286/7 (year 3)
obv. A KG OVA DIOKLHTIANOC CEB
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. Tyche, in long garment and mantle, wearing kalathos, stg. l., holding in l. arm cornucopiae and rudder in
r. hand
in l. and r. field ETOVC - Gamma, above star
ref. Dattari 5758; Geissen 3233ff; cf. SNG Copenhagen 985f; Förschner 1262; BMC 2525
about VF, dark brown patina
Jochen
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Egypt, Alexandria, Diocletian, Milne 491520 viewsDiocletian, AD 284-305
AE - Billon-Tetradrachm, 8.79g, 18.28mm, 0°
Alexandria, AD 288/9 (year 5)
obv. A K G OVAL DIOKLHTIANOC CEB
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. Alexandria in long garment and mantle, wearing mural crown,stg. l., resting with raised l.
hand on sceptre and holding in extended r. hand bust of Serapis
in l. and r. field L - E (year 5)
ref. Milne 4915; Dattari 5624; Geissen 3243; Curtis 1956; SNG Copenhagen 994
F+, dark green patina

Interesting garment pattern on breast of the deity!
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Egypt, Alexandria, Galba, Milne 34329 viewsGalba, AD 68-69
AE - Billon-tetradrachm, 23mm, 12.2g
AD 68/69 (year 2)
obv: SEROVI GALBA AV[TO KAIS SEBA]
Laureate head r.
below chin LB (year 2)
rev. ELEV - QERIA
Eleutheria (Libertas), stg. l., leaning on column, holding wreath in raised r. hand and sceptre and puff of garment in l. arm
in l. field simpulum
Milne 343; Dattari 310; SNG Copenhagen cf.152 (rev. with star);
Köln 233f.
rare, F+
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Egypt, Alexandria, Gallienus, Dattari 528833 viewsEgypt, Alexandria, Gallienus, AD 253-268
AE - Tetradrachm, 22mm
struck AD 266/267 (year 13)
obv. AVT KP LIK GALLIHNOC CEB
Bust, bearded, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. Eagle, advancing r., holding wreath in beak, palmbranch behind
in l. and r. field L - I Gamma (year 13)
ref. Dattari 5288; Emmett 3806; Milne 4119f.; Geissen 2928; SNG Copenhagen 789; 2236
VF+
Pedigree:
ex. Sayles & Lavender
ex Boston Museum of Fine Arts Art. 88.198 (acquired in 1888!)
ex coll. Benjamin Pierce Cheney

Benjamin Pierce Cheney (1815-1895) was an American businessman, director of Wells Fargo and a founder of the firm that became American Express. He was born as son of a blacksmith and he began working in his father's shop at age 10. In 1831 he started work as a stagecoach driver. With a reputation for honesty and reliability, he was frequently entrusted with large sums of money destined for banks on his route. Cheney was elected a director of Wells Fargo in 1854. Cheney sold United States & Canada Express in 1879 to American Express, at which time he became the company's largest shareholder as well as treasurer and a director. Cheney amassed a fortune estimated at $10,000,000.

He was widely social engaged. He donated $50,000 to Dartmouth College. He also helped develop the eastern part of Washington state with a railroad line. As a result, Cheney, Washington, is named in his honor, where he helped establish a school later evolved into Eastern Washington University. Cheney's estate in Wellesley, Massachusetts, has since become the Elm Bank Horticulture Center. He retired to this property on the Charles River in his last years and occupied himself with beautifying the land with conservatories and gardens

Cheney was a member of the New England Historic and Genealogical Society. In 1888 hedonated his big coin collection to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
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Egypt, Alexandria, Gallienus, Milne 411932 viewsGallienus, AD 253-268
AE - Tetradrachme
struck AD 262/3 (year 10)
obv. AVT KP LIK GALLIHNOC CEB
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. DEKA / ETHRI / C KV / RIOV
Legend in 4 lines in laurel-wreath
in ex. LI (year 10)
Milne 4119; Dattari 5273; Köln 2915; SNG Copenhagen 778
VF

DEKAETHRIC KVRIOV = 10 years anniversary of the lord
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Egypt, Alexandria, Hadrian, Emmett 111464 viewsHadrian, AD 117-138
AE - Diobol, 10.17g, 24.17mm, 0°
Alexandria 133/34 (year 18)
obv. AVT KAIC TRAIAN - ADRIANOC CEB
Bust, draped, laureate, r.
rev. Apis bull stg. r., head facing, between horns sun disk, crescent on flank; before burning altar
in ex L
in upper field IH (18)
ref. Emmett 1114; Geissen 1099; SNG Copenhagen 391; Demetrio 1428; Mionnet 1215
rare, about VF, brown patina
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Egypt, Alexandria, Hadrian, Milne 128710 viewsHadrian, AD 117-138
AE - Diobol, 9.04g, 23.52mm, 0°
Alexandria AD 132/33 (year 17)
obv. AVT KAIC TRAIAN - ADRIANOC CEB
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. Apis bull stg. r., before a burning altar
in upper field LIZ (year 17)
ref. Milne 1287; Emmet 1114; Dattari 2008; Slg. Köln 1067; SNG Copenhagen 380 var.; BMC 809
F+
Pedigree:
ex Art Noot coll.
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Egypt, Alexandria, Maximianus, Milne 506640 viewsMaximianus, AD 285/286, 305-308, 310
AE - tetradrachm, 8.93g, 21mm
Alexandria, 2nd officina, AD 292/293 (year 8)
obv. MAXIMIANVS CEB
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. Eirene (Pax), nude to hips, stg. facing, head l., holding puff of garment over l. arm,
holding olive-brach in outstretched r. hand and sceptre in l. arm
in field l. and r. L - H (year 8)
in ex. B (2nd officina)
Ref.: Milne 5066; Geissen 3327; Dattari 5867; SNG Copenhagen 1051
VF
Pedigree:
ex Gebr. Egger, Vienna, AD c.1910-1920
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Egypt, Alexandria, Vespasian, Milne 3885 viewsVespasian, AD 69-79
AE - Tetradrachm, 12.89g, 24mm
struck 69/70 (RY 2)
obv. AVTOK KAIS SEBA OVESPASIANOV
Laureate head r.
in lower r. field below chin LB (year 2)
rev. EI . RE - NE
Eirene in long garment stg. frontal, head. l., holding in l. arm kerykeion and in raised r. hand grain easrs.
ref. Milne 388; Dattari 357; Köln 274f.; SNG Copenhagen 165f.
F+, dark brown patina

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Egypt, Memphis or Aswan (?), Satrap Sabakes, 335-333 BC, AR Tetradrachm41 viewsHead of Athena right with punch mark X on cheek.
Owl standing right, head facing, crescent and olive spray to left, crescent above a stylized thunderbolt (Sabakes symbol) and Aramaic legend SWYN (Aswan) to right, punch mark X on owl.

Nicolet-Pierre 6, D4/R-; SNG Copenhagen 3; Van Alfen Type I, O4/R-; Mitchiner 10a; Sear GCV 6232. Van Alfen (AJN 14 2002) countermark 3 on obv. & rev.

(24 mm, 16.91 g, 9h).
From LWHT Col.; HJB 166, 15 October 2009, 176.

Sabakes, to whom the issue of this coin type is attributed, was the penultimate Persian Satrap of Egypt. In 333 BC he led a contingent from Egypt to join the Persian army facing Alexander the Great at Issos, where he perished in battle. It is likely that this coin was struck under his governorship, perhaps for use as payment in preparations for the expeditionary force in support of Darius III. Counter marks are commonly present on these coins and most of the surviving examples are worn, indicating an extended period of circulation. This is consistent with the fact that the next coinage to be struck in Egypt was almost a decade later, shortly after the death of Alexander the Great.
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Egypt, Nome Arsinoites, Hadrian, Dattari 6212127 viewsHadrian, AD 117-138
AE - Dichalcum, 2.01g, 12.87mm, 30°
126/127 (year 11)
obv. Head, laureate, r.
rev. Crocodile stg. r.
above LIA (year )
below ARC
ref. Dattari 6212; Geissen 3383f.; SNG Copenhagen 1085; Milne -; Förschner 1344 (same dies)
rare, VF, light green patina
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Egypt, Nome Arsinoites, Hadrian, Milne 122988 viewsHadrian, AD 117-138
AE - Obol, 4.52g, 19.19mm, o°
126/127 (year 11)
obv. AVT KAI - TRAI ADRIANOC
Bust, slightly draped on far shoulder, laureate, r.
rev. ARCI - LIA (year 11)
Head of pharao Amenemhet III r., wearing nemes head-cloth and Uraeus
ref. Milne 1229; Dattari 6210; Emmett 1221; Geissen 3381/3382; BMC 72/73; SNG Copenhagen 1083/1084
rare, good F

The nome coins have been struck in Alexandria for the other districts of Egypt. They are considered as rare. Often they show local deities.
The Arsinoites nome corresponds to the oasis Fayum called crocodile district too. Amenemhet III, a pharao from the 12th dynasty, has cultivated and drained that oasis. A local cult for this pharao was wide spread in Fayum.
The nemes head-cloth is known from the famous bust of Tutenkhamun too.
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Egypt, Ptolemaic 2nd-1st C. B.C., Svoronos 184329 viewsPtolemaic 2nd-1st C. B.C. AE, 25mm 5.99g, Svoronos 1843; Weiser -; Noeske 388; SNG Copenhagen 684
O: Bust of Zeus, r.
R: Two eagles facing l., crown of Isis before
It's a late, perhaps Cypriot origin, Ptolemaic bronze. there is some ambiguity about precisely which ruler, but that really doesn't matter much. it's an interesting type that fits in with later (2nd-1st C. BC) crudely made bronzes. the Isis headdress on reverse to the left is also found on a series of tetradrachms (which have only 1 eagle, though). you could form an interesting collection of just these late 2-eagle types - there's one with isis headdress, one with a thunderbolt, one 'plain', etc. not sure what the various symbols mean, but they do all seem to fit together as a group that more or less look alike and I believe they all lack any 'leg monograms'. part of what makes these interesting is that you can see in them, their crude art and manufacture compared to the finely crafted coins of a century earlier, the decline of the Ptolemaic state.

PtolemAE
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Egypt, PTOLEMY III EUERGETES I21 viewsPTOLEMY III EUERGETES I
AE38.2mm, 51 grams
Alexandria Mint, 246-221 BC

O: Bust of Zeus Ammon to right.

R: ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, head reverted, cornucopiae on back, monogram E between legs.

Reference: Ref: Svoronos 974, SNG Copenhagen 224-226.

Ex Amphora Coins
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Egypt, Ptolemy III. Euregetes, Kyrene mint, (247-46,222-20 BC.), AE-21, Sv-871, Head of Libya right, 100 viewsEgypt, Ptolemy III. Euregetes, Kyrene mint, (247-46,222-20 BC.), AE-21, Sv-871, Head of Libya right,
avers: Diademed head of Ptolemy I. right, wearing aegis.
reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟY, Head of Libya right, wearing tainia, cornucopia below the chin.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 23,0mm, weight:9,08g, axes: h,
mint: Egypt, Kyrene mint, date:247-222 B.C., ref: Svoronos 871 (Ptolemy II); SNG Copenhagen 442-4 (Ptolemy IV). ,
Q-001
quadrans
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Egypt: Ptolemy XII, Neos Dionysos (first reign), 80 - 58 BC34 viewsObv: No legend, diademed head of Ptolemy I, wearing aegis, facing right.

Rev: ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing left on a thunderbolt, wings closed, LГ (year 3) to left, ΠA on right.

Silver Tetradrachm, Paphos mint, 79 - 78 BC

13.9 grams, 25.4 mm, 0°

GCV 7944 (var.), Svoronos 1849, SNG Copenhagen 378

Ex: FORVM
SPQR Matt
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Elagabalus - Tripolis7 views220-221 AD
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind
AVT K M AΥΡ__ANTWNINOC
lighted altar of Zeus Hagios within tetrastyle temple; on the left side Helios standing half right, rising hand; on the right side Selene standing half left rising hand, holding cornucopia; star over crescent in pediment, steps below
TΡIΠO_Λ_I_TWN
BΛΦ
SNG Copenhagen 292; BMC 114
ex Münz Zentrum Rheinland
Johny SYSEL
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Elagabalus, AD 218-222.10 viewsÆ18, 3.4g, 12h; MESOPOTAMIA, Edessa
Obv.: AVTO KAIC MAΡ AVΡ ANT; Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust left.
Rev.: KOΛΩ MAΡ EΔECCA; Turreted, veiled, and draped bust of Tyche left.
Reference: Cf. BMC 72; cf. SNG Copenhagen 213 / 17-288-35
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Elis, Civic Issue, ca. 30’s BC, Æ 2 Assaria17 viewsHead of Hera wearing stephane right.
F-Eagle with wings closed standing right on thunderbolt, MY monogram to right.

BCD Peloponnesos 695 (this coin); HGC 5, 544 (this coin) (S); BCD Olympia 307-313; SNG Copenhagen (Phliasia) 429; Wroth p. 335, 6.

(24.5 mm, 13.32 g, 1h).
Edward J. Waddell, June 2011; ex- BCD Collection, LHS 96, 8-9 May 2006, 695; ex- B. Kritt collection - acquired from Kritt in 1987 for $1,800 per BCD note in LHS 96 catalogue.

One of the best examples of the type known - Alan Walker in the LHS 96 catalogue noted that this coin is ‘Very well struck and of unusually good style for this normally fairly dreadful issue.’

Warren connects this issue with the presence of Marc Antony in Elis and sees the eagle standing on a thunderbolt as being a reference to the standard Ptolemaic reverse type (the eagle at Olympia never seems to grasp the thunderbolt of Zeus) and thus an allusion to Cleopatra.
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ELIS, Olympia. Time of the 101st-102nd Olympiad. Circa 421-365 BC. AR Hemidrachm (15mm, 2.54 gm, 1h). Hera mint. Struck circa 376-372 BC. Head of Hera right, wearing stephane / F A, eagle standing right, head reverted. Seltman, Temple -; BCD 111; BMC Peloponnesus -; SNG Copenhagen -. Fine, toned. Extremely rare.
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Emmett 1053 - Hadrian Alexandria AE34mm Sphinx drachm 133AD 26 viewsObverse: Bust right, laureat claock and cuirass. Reverse: Sphinx-Nemesis seated left, wearing modius, right forepaw on wheel. 34mm (22.1grams) Ref: Emmett 1053, SNG Copenhagen 389, Köln 1138; Dattari 1996; Milne 1428; cfr RCV3755, Emmett 1053.18, Kampmann-Ganschow 32.603 mattpat
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Epeiros, Ambrakia. 3rd-2nd centuries BC. Æ 17mm.21 viewsObv: Laureate and veiled head of Dione right.
Rev: Baetylos within wreath.
SNG Copenhagen 23.
ancientone
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Epiros, Ambrakia, SNG Copenhagen 235 viewsAmbrakia, 238-168 BC
AE 18, 4.97g, 18.25mm, 30°
obv. Head of Dione, veiled and laureate, r.
rev. A - M / B - R
Obelisk of Apollo Agyeios with two-stage base and peak, all wizhin laurel wreath
ref. SNG Copenhagen 23; SNG München 525; SNG Evelpidis 1770; BMC Thessaly p.94, 5
F+, green patina, some corrosion

Dione was Aphrodite's mother.
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Epirote Republic15 viewsEpeiros, Epirote Republic AR Drachm (4.54g, 20mm). Circa 198-168 BC. Head of Zeus Dodonaeus right, wearing oak wreath, monogram below neck / ΑΠΕΙΡΩΤΑΝ, eagle with closed wings standing right on thunderbolt, oak wreath around. SNG Copenhagen 115; BMC 28.Rob D
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Eryx - Litra - Punic Occupation17 viewsEryx (Erice)
Litra
Silver
Punic Occupation
400-380 BC.
Av.: Male head left
Rev.: Cow standing left, Punic 'Ark above
0,54 Gr.
Jenkins I pl. 24, 24; SNG ANS 1348; SNG Copenhagen -, HGC 2 - 324 (R2)
nummis durensis
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Etenna, Pisidia; Two men with knives/ female attacked by snake, amphora: AE 18.913 viewsEtenna, Pisidia, AE 18.9mm, 5.58g; First century B.C. Two naked men running side by side, the one on the left carries a double-headed axe; the one on the right carries a curved knife. / ETENFemale figure advancing r., looking back, attacked by snake entwining her; at her feet l., over-turning amphora. Aulock 5016; Copenhagen 148. Ex Gerhard RohdePodiceps
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Euboia, Histiaia 4-3rd century BC. AE1420 viewsEuboia, Histiaia 4-3rd century BC. AE14 1.65grams
Wreathed head of nymph Histiaia right/forepart of bull right, tripod above. BCD Euboia 504, SNG Copenhagen - BMC 18 Black patena. Coin #612
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Euboia, Histiaia, BMC 30ff. #21 viewsEuboia, Histiaia, 196-143 BC
AR - Tetrobol, 1.32g, 13.91mm, 315°
obv. Bust of nymph Histiaia, draped, with necklace and earring, hair rolled in sphendone, wreathed with winegrapes
rev. [ISTI] - AIEWN (from lower right counterclockwise)
Nymph Histiaia in long garment, std. r. on stern of galley decorated with wing, resting with r. hand on ship's rail
and holding with extended l. hand stylis
ref. BMC 128, 30ff.; SNG Copenhagen 517 var.
VF/F+, small irregular flan
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Euboia, Histiaia. 3rd Century BC. AR Tetrobol - I108 views
Euboia, Histiaia, 275-225 BC.
Silver Tetrobol

Obv: Ivy-wreathed head of the nymph Histiaia, showing a countenance with the sternness of the Aegean Sea, hair stylishly-rolled; right facing.
Rev: Nymph Histiaia seated upon the prow of Greek Galley, holding a Naval Standard; right facing. ΙΣΤΙΑΙ, perpendicular in left field.

Appearance: Beautiful, bright silver semi-gloss with good reflectivity.
Weight: ca. 1.85 grams
Die axis: 0°

Similar to, SGC 2496
S2498 var
SNG Copenhagen 517ff.

Situated on the far north of the island of Euboia, Histiaia did not begin to produce coinage until the mid-4th century BC.
From its extensive silver issues in the Hellenistic age, it appears to have been a place of considerable commercial importance.
Tiathena
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Euboia, Histiaia. 3rd Century BC. AR Tetrobol - II122 views
Euboia, Histiaia, 275-225 BC.
Silver Tetrobol

Obv: Ivy-wreathed head of the nymph Histiaia, here showing a rather softer and more-pleasant expression, hair stylishly-rolled; right facing.
Rev: Nymph Histiaia seated upon the prow of a Greek Galley, holding a Naval Standard; right facing. ΙΣΤΙ below, [A?]ΙΕΩΝ, above.
Reverse legend * ( ΙΣΤΙΑΙΕΩΝ )

Appearance: Beautiful, bright silver semi-gloss with good reflectivity. Obverse is age-worn but pleasant and nicely struck; image on the reverse is in exceptionally fine condition and style.

Weight: ca. 1.85 grams
Die axis: 0°

Similar to, SGC 2496
S2498 var.
SNG Copenhagen 517ff.

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EUBOIA, Histiaia. 4th-3rd centuries BC. 34 viewsAE 14mm.

Wreathed head of the nymph Histiaia right

Bull standing right, head facing; grape bunches on vine in background; labrys before.

BCD Euboia 445; SNG Copenhagen 510 var.; Laffaille 121.
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Facing Head of Larissa43 viewsThessaly Greece, the City of Larissa

Obv: Head of the nymph Larissa 3/4 facing l., wearing ampyx flanked by two hornlike locks, round curl to the l. of the head1; earring on the r. (?), wearing wire necklace (?). Border of dots.
Rev: Horse crouching r., l. foreleg raised and bent (parallel with the lower part of the hind legs), preparing to roll, ΛAPIΣ above horse and AIΩN in the exergue.
Denomination: Silver Drachm; Mint: Larissa; Date: c. 356 - 346 BC2; Weight: 6.05g; Diameter: 19mm; Die axis: 130º; References, for example: Lorber Hoard, Phase L-III; SNG COP 121.

Notes:
1On p. 10 of Lorber Hoard Catharine Lorber observes that on later Phase L-III head types the round curl to the left of the head “...tends to evolve into a long wavy lock scarcely different from the others above and below it.” Therefore, perhaps this coin falls earlier in Phase L-III.
2This is the date range given in Lorber Hoard, p. 11. She states that the Third Sacred War must have been the historical context for the intensive Phase L-III drachm production.
The city of Larissa was named after the local water nymph, said to be the daughter of Pelasgos. He was said to be the ancestor of the pre-Greek Pelasgians. According to myth Larissa drowned while playing ball on the banks of the Peneios river. (HGC 4 p. 130).

Provenance: ex. Pegasi Auction, A22, lot 117

Photo credits: Harlan J. Berk Ltd.

Sources

HGC: Hoover, Oliver D. Handbook of Coins of Northern and Central Greece: Achaia Phthiotis, Ainis, Magnesia, Malis, Oita, Perrhaibia, Thessaly, Akarnania, Aitolia, Lokris, Phokis, Boiotia, Euboia, Attica, Megaris, and Corinthia, Sixth to First Centuries BC, The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series, Vol. 4. Lancaster/London: Classical Numismatic Group, Inc, 2014.
Lorber Hoard: Lorber, Catharine C. “A Hoard of Facing Head Larissa Drachms” in Schweizerische Numismatische Rundschau, vol. 79 (2000): 7 - 15.
SNG COP: Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, The Royal Collection of Coins and Medals, Danish National Museum: Thessaly - Illyricum. Copenhagen: Einar Munksgaard, 1943.
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Facing Head of Larissa - AI Signed30 viewsThessaly Greece, the City of Larissa

Obv: Head of the nymph Larissa facing ¾ l., wearing ampyx with ΓΕΥ inscription (not visible)1, hair floating freely above head, tiny IA above top locks of hair (off of flan), prominent raised right shoulder2 (garment clasp visible?), spherical earring with bead pendant. Border of dots.
Rev: Horse crouching r., bucranium brand on haunch, forelegs spread, raised tail (off of flan), tiny AI under belly3, reign trails into exergue with exergue line sloping downward under horse’s muzzle, ΛΑΡΙΣΑΙ directly below exergue line with ΣΑΙ breaking into that line.
Denomination: Silver Drachm; Mint: Larissa; Date: c. 405/400 BC - c. 370 BC4; Weight: 6.11g; Diameter: 19mm; Die axis: 90º; References, for example: SNG Cop vol. 11, 126; Herrmann Group VII, Series I, Reverse II, pl. VI, 16 and 19; HGC 4, 434; Lorber - Shahar Group 3 Head Type 14 (O35/R2 - Sp. b, this very coin) = Florilegium Numismaticum Group One Head Type 11 with Reverse 21.2 - Sp. b (this very coin).

Notes:
1Lorber presumes that these letters are “...an abbreviated epithet of the nymph Larissa.” (Lorber Early in FlorNum, p. 261).
2Lorber invites us to interpret this “distinctive gesture” as the nymph “...tossing her ball, an action regularly depicted on trihemiobols and obols of the fifth century.” (Lorber Early in FlorNum, p. 262).
3Lorber understands these letters to be the signature of the mint’s chief engraver, who replaced ΣΙΜΟ. See Lorber Early in FlorNum, p. 261.
4This is the date range provided in Lorber 2008, p. 126.

The city of Larissa was named after the local water nymph, said to be the daughter of Pelasgos. He was said to be the ancestor of the pre-Greek Pelasgians. According to myth Larissa drowned while playing ball on the banks of the Peneios river. (HGC 4 p. 130).

Provenance: Ex Numismatica Ars Classica Auction 29, May 11, 2005, lot 176; Ex Numismatic Fine Arts Auction XXXIII, May 3, 1994, lot 929.

Photo credits: Shanna Schmidt Numismatics

Sources

Herrmann, Fritz. “Die Silbermünzen von Larissa in Thessalien.” Zeitschrift für Numismatik 35 (1925): 1 - 69.
HGC: Hoover, Oliver D. Handbook of Coins of Northern and Central Greece: Achaia Phthiotis, Ainis, Magnesia, Malis, Oita, Perrhaibia, Thessaly, Akarnania, Aitolia, Lokris, Phokis, Boiotia, Euboia, Attica, Megaris, and Corinthia, Sixth to First Centuries BC, The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series, Vol. 4. Lancaster/London: Classical Numismatic Group, Inc, 2014.
Lorber, Catharine C. “The Early Facing Head Drachms of Thessalian Larissa.” In Florilegium Numismaticum: Studia in Honorem U. Westermark Edita. Edited by H. Nilsson. Stockholm: Svenska Numismatiska Föreningen, 1992: 259 - 282.
Lorber, Catharine C. and Shahar C. “The Silver Facing Head Coins of Larissa.” 2005. http://www.lightfigures.com/numismat/larissa/index.php. Note: this website is no longer functional but I printed some of the catalogues in PDF format before the website was completely taken down. I was never able to see any of the images on the website. At the time of my first visit only the PDFs were functional.
Lorber, Catharine C. “Thessalian Hoards and the Coinage of Larissa” in American Journal of Numismatics, second series 20 (2008): 119 - 142.
SNG COP: Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, The Royal Collection of Coins and Medals, Danish National Museum: Thessaly - Illyricum, Vol. 11. Copenhagen: Einar Munksgaard, 1943.

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FAUSTINA II19 viewsAE 26. Augusta Traiana. 9,98 grs. Draped bust right. ΦAVCTEINA CEBACTH. / Turreted female standing left, holding patera and scepter. AVΓOVCTHC TPAIANHC.
BMC Thrace -. SNG Copenhagen - . Moushmov 2984.
Ex Barry P.Murphy.
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FAUSTINA II19 viewsAE 26. Augusta Traiana. 9,98 grs. Draped bust right. ΦAVCTEINA CEBACTH. / Turreted female standing left, holding patera and scepter. AVΓOVCTHC TPAIANHC. BMC Thrace -. SNG Copenhagen - . Moushmov 2984.
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Faustina Junior, Hadrianopolis43 viewsThrace, Hadrianopolis
Faustina II, Wife of Marcus Aurelius

FAVCTEINA CEBACTH
Diademed and draped bust right

ADRIANOPOLEITWN
Hera standing left, holding patera and sceptre; altar before. Youroukova 79 (V54/R79); SNG

Copenhagen 559, Moushmov 2532
Æ 23 mm (5.12 g)
arizonarobin
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FH-G-0257 viewsSyria, Antioch ad Orntem; 73-72 BC; bronze AE16 (dichalkon)

- Turreted, draped, and veiled bust of Tyche right, round dot border.

- ΑΝΤΙΟΧΕΩΝ / THΣ / ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩΣ
- ANTIOXEWN / THS / MHTROPOLEWS to right and left of tripod;
Tripod-lebes containing three laurel branches; MΣ (MS) below (Dated SE 240 or 73/2 BC).

3.97gm / 16.28mm / Axis: 15

References:
SNG Copenhagen 71 (date off flan)
SNG München 272

Notes: Dec 2, 15 - This coin is a very close match in design and style (though not exact die match) to coin listed here: https://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=145300
Jonathan P
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Flaviopolis13 viewsKilikia, Flaviopolis.
Dated year 40 Era of the City 112/3 AD.
av: AVT NЄP TPAIAN OC KAI CЄΓЄPΔA, laureate head right.
rv: ΦΛΑΥ −ΙΟΠΟΛЄΙΤΩΝ − ЄΤΟΥC Μ (year 40), Tyche holding cornucopiae and rudder standing left.
SNG Levante 1534, SNG Copenhagen 137
7.86g, 22mm
klausklage
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Galatia, Tavion. Æ27 Zeus/bull36 viewsGALATIA, Tavion. Circa Mid-1st Century AD. Æ 27mm (13.20 gm). TPO-KMWN, Zeus seated facing, holding sceptre in right hand / [SEBASTH]NWN (retrograde), bull standing left. RPC I 3568 (corr.); SNG France 2646; SNG Copenhagen -; BMC Galatia pg. 24, 3-4; SNG von Aulock - Laffaille -. Rare.

Tavion was the capital of the Trokmoi (the principal tribe of eastern Galatia), named as the issuers of this coinage in the obverse legend.
ancientone
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Galba (68 - 69 A.D.)69 viewsAR Tetradrachm
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch
O: AYTOKPATWP GALBA C KAICAP CEBACTOC, bare head right.
R: Eagle standing left, wreath in beak, on two laurel branches; palm to left, ETOYC B (date) below.
Antioch Mint
14.4g
26mm
RPC I 4198; Prieur 100; SNG Copenhagen 163
2 commentsMat
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Gallienus Antioch Standards21 viewsGallienus, Pisidia, Antioch, 253 - 268, 22mm, 5.01g, SNG Paris 1333 (but dissimilar), SNG Copenhagen - , SNG von Aulock
OBV: IMP GALL-IENVS PF AVG,  Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
REV: ANTI OCH, S - R  Aquilia between standards, labarum in center

Very crude style which is somewhat typical of this mint and date
Romanorvm
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Gallienus Artemis in Temple25 viewsPerga AE28
SNGFr 570
Gallienus Æ 28 10-assaria of Pamphylia, Perga. AV KAI PO LI GALLIHNO CEB, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right, seen from behind; I (denomination) to right / PERGAIWN ARTEMILOC, Artemis Pergaia within distyle temple, ACVLOV on archetrave, flanked by two torches. SNGvA 4732. Pamphylia, Perga. Gallienus. 253-268 AD. AE30 - 10 Assaria, 12.16g, 30mm
Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind;
I (mark of value) before Cult idol of Artemis Pergaia, flanked by crescent and star, within distyle temple; A in pediment, ACVLOV on architrave
SNG France 570 (same obv. die); SNG Copenhagen -; SNG von Aulock 4731; BMC Lycia, etc.

RARE
Romanorvm
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Gambrion, Apollo/ Forepart of bull, AE 916 viewsGambrion, Mysia, 9mm, 0.71g. Laureate head of Apollo left / GAM; forepart of bull right. SNG Copenhagen 144. Ex areich, photo credit areichPodiceps
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Gargara; 4th century B.C. Æ 9mm; Apollo right / Horse right; torch below6 viewsTROAS, Gargara. 4th century B.C. Æ 9mm, 0.65g. Laureate head of Apollo right / ΓΑΡ Horse prancing right; torch below. SNG München 189 var.; SNG Copenhagen 320.Podiceps
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Gaul, Massalia (Marseille) 10 viewsSear 72, SNG Copenhagen 723-728, Depeyrot Marseille 31

AR Obol (10-12 mm.), struck ca. 200-121 B.C.

Obv: Youthful bare head of Apollo right.

Rev: M A within wheel of four spokes.
Stkp
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GAUL, Massalia. After 49 B.C. AE 12, Head of Athena/ Athena with spear and shield6 viewsGAUL, Massalia. After 49 B.C. 12mm, 1.8g. Obverse: MA; Helmeted head of Athena right. Reverse: Athena standing left, holding spear and shield. Depeyrot, Marseille 77; SNG Copenhagen 826-9. Ex areich, photo credit areichPodiceps
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Gergis, Troas57 views350-300 B.C.
Æ 17mm (3.36 gm, 9h)
Obv.: Head of Sibyl Herophile facing slightly right, wearing laurel wreath and pendant necklace
Rev.: Sphinx seated right, ΓΕΡ right, monogram left
SNG Copenhagen 339-40; SNG von Aulock 1514;
Sear 4099 (var.); BMC 17. p. 55 5-8

From the J.P. Righetti Collection, 10649
3 commentsJaimelai
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German States: Schleswig and Holstein10 viewsObv: CHRISTIANUS·VII·D·G·DAN·NORV·V·G·REX· B, bare-headed bust of Christian VII King of Denmark-Norway and Duke of Schleswig and Holstein (1766 - 1808), facing right.

Rev: 60 SCHILLING · SCHLESW · HOLST · COURANT 1794 1· SP· crowned oval shield.

Specie Daler, Copenhagen Mint, 1794

28.55 gms, 39.99 mm
SPQR Coins
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Geta (Caesar), Thrace, Pautalia16 viewsGeta (Caesar)
Thrace, Pautalia
AE - / 19mm / -
ΑCΕΠΓΕΤΑCΚ - Young Geta, Laureate draped bust right
ΠΑΥΤΑΛΕΩΝ - Cluster of grapes
Ref: SNG Copenhagen 720
Scotvs Capitis
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Geta, Bizya, Zeus, AE2734 views27mm, 9.15g
obv: AVT KPA Π CE [Π ΓETAC?]; laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
rev: BIZYHNΩN; Zeus standing left, head right, hurling thunderbolt.

Jurokova 69; SNG Copenhagen -; Varbanov 1497 corr. (Zeus described as holding thunderbolt and eagle; same dies)
From the D. Alighieri Collection.
ex CNG E-Auction 206, Lot: 222
areich
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GORDIAN III33 viewsAE 35. Tarsus (Cilicia). 238-244 AD. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, holding shield decorated with gorgoneion and spear. ΑΥΤΟΚ Κ Μ ΑΝΤ ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟC CΕΒ . In fields Π Π / Tyche of Tarsus seated left, holding pentastyle and tetrastyle neocorate temples. TAPCOV MHTΡOΠOLE. Accross fields AMK ΓB.
SNG Levante 1143 . SNG France - BMC Lycaonia - SNG Copenhagen - SNG von Aulock -.
benito
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Gordian III (238-244 AD) with Abgar X Phraates, Edessa, Mesopotamia19 viewsRoman Provincial Edessa, Mesopotamia, Gordian III (238-244 AD) with Abgar X Phraates, AE24 apx

Obverse: AVTOK K M ANT ΓOPΔIANOC CЄ, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; star to right.

Reverse: Rev: ABΓAPOC BACIΛЄVC, Draped bust of Abgar right, wearing tiara; star to left.

Reference: BMC Arabia 144, SNG Copenhagen 225

Ex: pending - dealer photo
Gil-galad
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Gordian III (238-244 AD) with Abgar X Phraates, Edessa, Mesopotamia20 viewsRoman Provincial Edessa, Mesopotamia, Gordian III (238-244 AD) with Abgar X Phraates, AE24 apx

Obverse: AΥTOK K M ANT ΓOPΔIANOC CƐ, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; star to right.

Reverse: Rev: ABΓAPOC BACIΛƐΥC, Draped bust of Abgar right, wearing tiara; star to left.

Reference: BMC Arabia 144, SNG Copenhagen 225
Gil-galad
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Gordian III - Nicaea7 views238-244 AD
radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
M ANT_ΓOPΔIANOC AVΓ
four standards, eagles on the middle two, wreaths on other two
N-I-K-A-I
EΩN
BMC 118, SNG Copenhagen 526
2,80g
Johny SYSEL
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Gordian III - Singara10 views242 - II 244 AD
radiate bust right, draped shoulder
AYTOK K M ANT ΓOPΔIANOC CEB
turreted bust of Tyche right, Centaur Sagittarius above
AVP CEΠ__KOΛ CINΓAPA
BMC Arabia 1; SNG Copenhagen 254
10,5g
Johny SYSEL
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Gordian III, Bithynia, Nicaea, Capricorn variant19 viewsGordian III (Augustus)
Bithynia, Nicaea
AE 2.43g / 19mm / -
Μ ΑΝΤ ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟC ΑVΓ - Radiate, draped bust right
Ν-Ι-Κ-Α-Ι - Two legionary standards topped by capricorns, flanked by two standards topped with wreathes on either side
Exergue: ΕΩΝ
Mint: 238-244
Ref: SNG Copenhagen 526var; SNG Von Aulock 653var.; SGI 3671 var

This capricorn variety does not appear to be rare, but has slipped by the authors of several references.
Scotvs Capitis
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Gordian III, Nikopolis ad Istrum, Tyche, AE28146 viewsMOESIA INFERIOR. Nicopolis. Gordian III. 238-244 AD. Æ 28mm (13.15 g). Sabinus Modestus, consular legate. Laureate and cuirassed bust right,wearing aegis / Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cradling cornucopia. AMNG I 2084 var.; SNG Copenhagen 289 var.; cf. Varbanov 3321. EF, dark brown patina.

ex Barry Murphy, ex Lanz auction 135, lot 860
7 commentsareich
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Gordian III, Tyche39 viewsAVTOKKMANTGOPDIANOCCEB
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right

MHTPKOLKAPVHNWN
Turreted, draped and veiled bust of Tyche left, the turreted crown (crescent above), before her a small figure on a column

Ae 29-31mm; 14.48g
SNG Copenhagen 187, BMC Mdo. Pg.89,57
3 commentsarizonarobin
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GREEK58 viewsAR didrachm. Rhodes ( Islands of Caria) c. 250-229 BC. 6,75 grs. 12 h. Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right / Rose in profile, bud to right. MNAΣIMAXOΣ ( magistrate ) above. P-O flanking stem. To left, Athena Nikephoros standing left.
SNG von Aulock 2807. SNG Copenhagen 765.
3 commentsbenito
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GREEK33 viewsAR tetrobol. Histiaia ( Euboia). Circa 196-146 BC. 2,35 grs. Wreathed Head of the nymph Histaia right, wearing necklace and earring / Nymph seated right on prow of galley. HP monogram below. IΣTIAIEΩN. BCD -. SNG Copenhagen -.1 commentsbenito
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GREEK64 viewsAE 20. Kardia (Thrace). c 350 BC. 8,61 grs. Corn-wreathed head of Persephone left, wearing triple-pendant earring and necklace / Lion standing left, breaking a spear held in its mouth. Star below . Above KAPΔΙΑ . Kernel of grain in exergue.
BMC Thrace pg. 189,8. SNG Copenhagen 864.
Triton V . Lot 327.
3 commentsbenito
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GREEK73 viewsAR tetrobol. Histiaia (Euboia) c. 196-146 BC. 2,41 grs. Head of the nymph Histaia right wearing earring s and necklace / Nymph seated right on stern of galley. Star before foot . IΣTIAIEΩN.
BCD -. SNG Copenhagen -.
1 commentsbenito
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GREEK27 viewsAR hemidrachm. Prokonessos (Islands of Mysia). c 400-350 B.C. 2,46 grs. Head of Aphrodite left, hair tied with ribbon / Oinochoe. ΠPO-KON right and left.
SNG von Aulock 1437. SNG Copenhagen 551.
Pecunem 17, lot 82.
2 commentsbenito
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GREEK17 viewsAR obol. Mylasa (Caria). 450-400 BC. 0,55 grs. Forepart of lion facing / Scorpion with tail to right within incuse square.
SNG Copenhagen 379. SNG von Aulock 7803,
benito
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GREEK24 viewsMassalia. AR tetrobol. 120-82 BC. 2,59 grs. Draped bust of Artemis right, wearing stephane, bow and quiver over shoulder. Below chin ligate ΓΛ / Lion standing right. MAΣΣA above, A to right. In exergue AHX.
Depeyrot, Marseille 55/8 corr. (monogram on obv.). SNG Copenhagen 794
Pecunem 17,lot 16.
1 commentsbenito
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GREEK20 viewsAR siglos. Byzantion (Thrace) 340-320 BC. 5,26 grs. Heifer standing left over dolphin. Monogram for Byzantion above / Quadripartite mill-sail pattern incuse punch textured with dots.
SNG Copenhagen 476. SNG BM Black Sea 21.
benito
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GREEK Lesbos Methymna Tetrobol25 viewsLESBOS. Methymna. Tetrobol (Circa 330-280 BC).
Obv: Head of Athena right, wearing helmet decorated with serpent.
Rev: AIOΛE. Thunderbolt; below, kerykeion above A.
SNG Copenhagen 331; BMC 1.
Weight: 2.42 g. Diameter: 15 mm.
Gitbud & Naumann (Pecunem) Auction 34 Lot 253, 2015.
1 commentsDiogenes
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GREEK, Achaean League, Messene, 175-168 BC, AR Hemidrachm 167 viewsLaureate head of Zeus Hamarios left.
Large AX monogram; N - Φ across fields, M below; all within wreath.
HGC 5, 597 (this coin); Benner 23 (this coin); BCD Peloponnesos 723 (this coin); Agrinon 323g (same dies); Clerk 216 (Megalopolis); SNG Copenhagen 315.
(15 mm, 2.44 g, 5h)
ex- BCD Collection: LHS 96 (8-9 May 2006) Lot 723
3 commentsLloyd T
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GREEK, Achaean League, Tegea. 88-30 BC. 110 viewsAR Hemidrachm (2.49 g, 8h). Laureate head of Zeus right / XA monogram; T-E across field; all within wreath. Clerk 223; BCD 1744; SNG Copenhagen 293; Benner-Tegea-4.

From Collection C.P.A. Ex Tkalec (24 October 2003), lot 94.

exCNG 78, lot 695.

1 commentsDino
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GREEK, Argolis, Epidauros ca. 290/80-260 BC, AR Hemidrachm - HGC 5, 722204 viewsLaureate head of Asklepios left. / EΠ monogram within wreath.
Requier Monnayage, Series 2 [1], 137 (D4/R5; this coin); BCD Peloponnesos 1234 (same dies); SNG Copenhagen 116 (same dies); HGC 5, 722 (R1).
(14 mm, 2.50 g, 9h)
CNG; ex-BCD Collection; ex-1979/80 Epidaurus Hoard (CH VII, 69)
3 commentsLloyd T
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GREEK, Argolis, Hermione, 360-320/10 BC, AE Chalkous - BCD Peloponnesos 1297194 viewsWreathed head of Demeter Chthonia left / Torch flanked by E- P, all within wreath of grain ears.
Grandjean Group I, emission 2B, d33/r30 (this coin illustrated) = Pozzi (Boutin) 4276 (this coin); BCD Peloponnesos 1297; SNG Copenhagen 140-3.
(13 mm, 2.48 g, 12h)
Classical Numismatic Group Mail Bid Sale 81 (20 May 2009) Lot 2511; ex- BCD Collection (not in LHS sale), purchased from Leu, January 1979; ex- S. Pozzi Collection, 4276 (Boutin).

This coin has a notable provenance, dating back to the turn of the twentieth century and the collection of the eminent Paris surgeon Professor Samuel Pozzi (1846-1918).
1 commentsLloyd T
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GREEK, Argos in Argolis aprox. 3rd century BC.31 viewsAR Hemidrachm of the city Argos in Argolis aprox. 3rd century BC.
Weight: 2.2gr; Ø: 15mm
Obv: Fore part of lion left.
Rev: A in center, an eagle below, I-E-P-W -NO-S around.
Minted by the Magistrate Hieron.

SNG Copenhagen 42 - Dewing 1926/27.
Jorge C
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GREEK, Athens tetradrachm 449-404 BC148 viewsATTICA, Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. AR Tetradrachm (23mm, 17.01 g). Helmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing right, head facing; olive spray and crescent behind; all within incuse square. Dewing 1622; SNG Copenhagen 31. VF, light scratches on both sides, reverse banker's mark.2 commentssseverus
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GREEK, Athens, Attica23 viewsDenomination: Tetradrachm
Date: After 393 BC
Weight: 16,85 g
Size: 21,01 mm
Condition: VF/VF
Obv: Head of Athena right, in crested Attic helmet with frontal eye and wavy hair above, ornamented with three olive leaves above visor and spiral palmette on bowl, wearing round earring, test cut on head.
Rev: AQE, owl standing right, head facing; olive-sprig and crescent above, test cut on neck.
Ref: Sear 2526-2528; SNG Copenhagen 63
Jorge C
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Greek, Athens, Attica Tetradrachm59 viewsAttica, Athens. After 393 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.00 gm). Helmeted
head of Athena right / Owl standing right. SNG Copenhagen 63
1 commentsanthivs
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GREEK, Attica, Athens136 viewsAttica, Athens. Tetradrachm.
Silver
16,88 g.
24 mm.
Ca. 460-404 f.Kr.
Ref: Kroll 8;SNG Copenhagen 31.
Ex: CNG.
3 commentsJan Terje R
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GREEK, Attica, Athens AR "New Style" Tetradrachm535 views(135-134 BC). Mened-, Epigeno-, and Diod(o)-, magistrates.
Obv.: Helmeted head of Athena right.
Rev.: Owl standing right, head facing, on amphora; magistrates’ names in fields; to left, Asklepios standing left, holding serpent-entwined scepter; B on amphora, ΓΛ below; all within wreath.
Thompson 348f (same obv. die); SNG Copenhagen 240 (same obv. die).
6 commentsMinos
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GREEK, Attica, Athens, 440 - 430 BCE48 viewsAR Tetradrachm, 23.5mm, 17.02 gms, 10h

Obverse: head of Athena right, wearing earring of circular form and crested helmet ornamented with three olive leaves along front edge, palmette on bowl, and spiral behind ear, her hair drawn across forehead in parallel curves.
Reverse: ΑΘΕ before owl standing right, head facing, in erect posture, the tail feathers represented as a single prong, olive sprig and lunar crescent in upper field to left, all within incuse square.

Kroll 8, SNG Copenhagen 31, Svoronos pl. 11, 6, Starr pl. xxii, 2, Sear GCTV 2526

Acquired: OTC, July 1991, Londinium - The Coin Store, North York, from the estate of a Toronto man who purchased the coin in the 1950's.
1 commentsScribonius Probus
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GREEK, Attica, Athens, 449-413 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Starr pl. xxii, 61180 views