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34 viewsIONIA, Ephesos
PB Tessera (15mm, 2.16 g)
Crab
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Gülbay & Kireç -
1 commentsArdatirion
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43 viewsIONIA, Ephesos
PB Tessera (15mm, 3.31 g)
Hermit crab right; wheat ear below
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Gülbay & Kireç 40 var. (figure on reverse - same obverse die)
1 commentsArdatirion
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35 viewsIONIA, Ephesos
PB Tessera (16mm, 4.22 g, 2 h)
Hermit crab right; wheat ear below
Lion advancing right
Gülbay & Kireç 40 var. (figure on reverse – same obverse die)

My special thanks to BCD for withholding his bid and allowing me to acquire this piece.
1 commentsArdatirion
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40 viewsIONIA, Ephesos
PB Tessera (14mm, 2.31 g, 10 h)
Hermit crab right; wheat ear below
Facing head of Medusa
Cf. Gülbay & Kireç 40/191-2 (for obv./rev.)

Ex Pecunem 10 (1 December 2013), lot 848
1 commentsArdatirion
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23 viewsIONIA,Ephesos
PB Tessera (16mm, 2.34 g)
Stag standing right
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Gülbay & Kireç 98 corr. (stag, not crab)
1 commentsArdatirion
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19th Century framed uniface plaster cast Didrachm? from Akragas19 viewsObv:- Sea eagle standing left; AkRA beneath
Rev:- Crab.
Akragas. Sicily. 5th Century B.C.

Didrachm?? Coin diameter is 23mm

Famed uniface plaster cast from 19th century.
Originally mounted on velvet and one would assume in a display case. Traces of velvet still attached to underside of frame.
maridvnvm
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338-287 B.C. AE Hemilitron; River god head left/ Eagle & crab12 viewsSicily Akragas 338-287 B.C. AE Hemilitron. 22mm. River God left/Eagle and crab. SNG ANS 1097.Podiceps
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338-287 B.C. AE Onkia; Eagle head right/ crab, AKRAGA14 viewsSicily, Akragas Onkia AE14. 338-287 B.C. 1.94g, 14mm. Eagle standing facing with head right / crab, AKRAGA below. SNG Cop 94; BMC 103 var. Sear Greek 1025 var. Rare with head right. Ex Roma NumismaticsPodiceps
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405 - 392 B.C.; Herakles Head Countermark. Bronze hemilitron11 viewsAkragas, Sicily, 405 - 392 B.C.; Herakles Head Countermark. Bronze hemilitron, Calciati I p. 197, 92; for undertype: Calciati I pg. 176, 42, F, countermark Fine, 20.660g, 27.5mm, obverse large round countermark of young head of Herakles; obscured undertype: eagle grasping fish; reverse, crab. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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415 - 406 B.C. Bronze onkia, Eagle left with fish/ crab, fish & pellet18 viewsAkragas, Sicily, c. 415 - 406 B.C. Bronze onkia, Calciati I p. 192, 85; SNG ANS 1060, F, Akragas mint, 2.944g, 15.1mm, 315o, obverse [AKPA], eagle standing left, head right, fish in talons, fly right; reverse, crab, fish below, pellet between claws; scarce. Ex FORVM Podiceps
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420-406 BC. Æ Tetras; eagle right of hare/ crab, 3 pellets and crayfish10 viewsSICILY, AKRAGAS. Circa 420-406 BC. Æ Tetras (7,42 g. - 20 mm) Obv: Eagle standing right on hare, head lowered, wings spread. Rev: Crab; below, three pellets and crayfish left. Calciati p.180, 54; SNG ANS 1041.Podiceps
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425 - 406 B.C. Bronze hexas, eagle on hare/ crab & two fishes7 viewsAkragas, Sicily, c. 425 - 406 B.C. Bronze hexas, Calciati I, p. 188, 71, F, Akragas mint, 7.293g, 20.6mm, 45o, c. 425 - 406 B.C.; obverse eagle right, wings open, head lowered, standing on hare or rodent; reverse, crab, two fish right below, pellets outside each claw. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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425 - 406 B.C. Bronze hexas, Eagle r. standing on fish/ two fish below, pellets; AE2111 viewsAkragas, Sicily, c. 425 - 406 B.C. Bronze hexas, BMC Sicily p. 17, 107 ff.; SNG Cop 79 ff., Akragas mint, 7.840g, 21.2mm, 270o, c. 425 - 406 B.C.; obverse eagle right, wings open, standing on fish; reverse , crab, two fish below, upper head right, lower head left, pellets outside each claw. Ex FORVM, photo credit FORVMPodiceps
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425-406 B.C. Æ Hemilitra; Eagle right with hare; Crab with leaf & shrimp13 viewsSICILY. Akragas. Circa 425-406 B.C. Æ Hemilitra (29mm - 20.04 g). Eagle standing right on hare / Crab; leaf between claws, shrimp (crayfish) below, six pellets around. SNG ANS -; Calciati I pg. 165, 11. Fine, brown patina, spot of green and red encrustation on the reverse. Ex VauctionsPodiceps
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Akargas AE Tetras19 viewsObv: Eagle with spread wings standing right on dead hare, tearing at it with his beak.
Rev: Crab, vine leaf between its claws; below, crayfish left; right, mussel; in field, three pellets.
Weight: 11.40g
Year: Circa 410-406 BC
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Akragas 7 viewsAkragas Ae Hemilitron circa 400BC, 15.5gm, Eagle r., clutching dead hare in talons. R/ Crab; crayfish below, six pellets in field. Westermark, Period III, Series IV; CNS I, 15; HGC 2, 136.Ancient Aussie
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Akragas18 viewsAkragas. 420-410 BC. Hemidrachm (2.07 gm). Eagle standing l. atop hare. / Crab, tunny l. below. ⤹ A-K-P-A around. VF. CICF 2005 Ponterio 134 #1368. SNG ANS 3 #1009; SNG Cop 1 #57-58; SNG Lloyd 826; HGC 2 #104; BMC 2 p. 12, #65.
2 commentsAnaximander
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Akragas18 viewsAkragas. Early issue of 500-495 BC. AR Stater, Didrachm (8.69 gm). Eagle l., wings folded, AKRA above. / Crab. VF. SNG ANS 3 #923-929 (#927 same dies); SNG Cop 1 #24-26; SNG Lloyd 789-790; HGC 2 #93; Jenkins Gela Group IIc; Dewing 551.
1 commentsAnaximander
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Akragas - AE tetras4 views425-406 BC
eagle right, tearing at hare
AKP_A
Crab, crayfish left below
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SNG COP. 75 var. SNG München 132
9,21g

ex Kamil Polak Münzhandlung
Johny SYSEL
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Akragas - AR didrachm6 views480 - 470 BC
sea eagle
AK / AЯ
crab
Jenkins, Gela, Group IV; SNG ANS 954-5.
ex Dr. Ernst von Ferrari-Kellerhof
ex Lanz
Johny SYSEL
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AKRAGAS - Sicilia - Italia21 viewsAR Hemidracma 15 mm - 1.7 gr

Anv: Águila a derecha con sus alas desplegadas, cabeza gacha devorando a una liebre que aferra en sus garras. En campo izq. un grano de cebada.
Rev: Cangrejo de río "A-K", sobre sus patas, debajo Ketos/Pistrix a izquierda con un pescado entre sus fauces.

Acuñación: 410 - 406 A.C.
Ceca: Akragas (Hoy Agrigento) - Sicilia - Italia

Referencias: B.M.C. II (Sicily) #63 Pag. 12 - SNG Cop #56 - SNG ANS #1010-14 - HGC II #105 - MI AMG #3822
mdelvalle
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AKRAGAS - Sicilia - Italia17 viewsAE Hemilitron 28 mm - 21.8 gr

Anv: Águila a derecha con sus alas desplegadas, cabeza gacha devorando a una liebre que aferra en sus garras.
Rev: Cangrejo de río, seis puntos a su alrededor, debajo langostino a izquierda.

Acuñación: 425 - 406 A.C.
Ceca: Akragas (Hoy Agrigento) - Sicilia - Italia

Referencias: SNG München #92 ff - SNG ANS #1026-1027 var - Calciati CNS I #10-15 Pag.165 - SNG Cop #68
mdelvalle
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AKRAGAS - Sicilia - Italia22 viewsAE Hexas 17 mm - 7.33 gr

Anv: Águila a derecha con sus alas desplegadas, cabeza gacha devorando un atun que aferra en sus garras, "AK-PA" (leyenda retrógrada).
Rev: Cangrejo de río, dos puntos a los lados, debajo atún a izquierda, dos puntos entre sus pinzas.

Acuñación: 425 - 406 A.C.
Ceca: Akragas (Hoy Agrigento) - Sicilia - Italia

Referencias: HGC 2 #148 - SNG ANS #1047/50 - Calciati CNS I #74 Pag.189 - BMC II (Sicily) #107-11 Pag.17 - Sear GCTV I #1024 Pag.108
mdelvalle
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Apollonia Pontica92 views450 – 425 B.C.
Silver Drachm
3.14 gm, 15 mm
Rev: Archaic Ionian Gorgon head facing with wild hair and snakes
Obv.: Anchor; A to right, crayfish to left.
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 44
Sear Vol. 1, p. 165, 1655

Topalov Type: "Upright Anchor a crab as an additional symbol and the letter A on the left or right - Full-Face Gorgon's Head" Last Late Issues (450-425 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and solid stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above left and the letter A right (or visa versa) between the fluke and the stock.
Rev.: Full-face of a noble Gorgon's head with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and tongue. Human hair mixed with snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.
1 commentsJaimelai
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Apollonia Pontica83 views450 - 425 B.C.
Silver Drachm
3.20 gm, 12-14 mm
Obv.: Anchor; crayfish to left, A to right
Rev: Gorgon head facing with hair in tufts

Topalov Type: "Upright Anchor a crab as an additional symbol and the letter A on the left or right - Full-Face Gorgon's Head" Last Late Issues (450-425 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and solid stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above left and the letter A right (or visa versa) between the fluke and the stock.
Rev.: Full-face of a noble Gorgon's head with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and tongue. Human hair mixed with snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.
Jaimelai
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Apollonia Pontica56 views450 – 425 B.C.
Silver Drachm
3.28 gm, 14 mm
Rev: Archaic Ionian Gorgon head facing with straight vertical hair with wavy bangs
Obv.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 44
Sear p. 165, 1655

Topalov Type: "Upright Anchor a crab as an additional symbol and the letter A on the left or right - Full-Face Gorgon's Head" Last Late Issues (450-425 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and solid stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above left and the letter A right (or visa versa) between the fluke and the stock.
Rev.: Full-face of a noble Gorgon's head with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and tongue. Human hair mixed with snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.
1 commentsJaimelai
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Apollonia Pontica99 views450 – 424 B.C.
Silver Drachm
3.26 gm, 14.5 mm
Rev: Archaic Ionian Gorgon head facing with
beaded hair in tuffs, surrounded by thin snakes
Obv.: Anchor; crayfish to left, A to right
Topalov Apollonia p. 586, 42 (corrected)
Sear p. 165, 1655

Topalov Type 1. C. Upright Anchor - Gorgon's Head: Late Issues (450-424 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and curved stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above left between the fluke and the stock and the letter “A” right.
Rev.: Full-face Gordon's head in the archaic Ionian style with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and toungue. Instead of hair there are snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.

Description from Topalov Apollonia 2007
3 commentsJaimelai
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Apollonia Pontica139 views450 – 425 B.C.
Silver Drachm
3.32 gm, 13.5 mm
Rev: Archaic Ionian Gorgon head facing with
beaded hair, surrounded by thin snakes
Obv.: Anchor; crayfish to left, A to right
Topalov Apollonia p. 586, 42 (corrected)
Sear p. 165, 1655

Topalov Type: "Upright Anchor, a crab as an additional symbol on the left, A on the right - Gorgon's Head" Late Issues (450-425 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and curved stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above left between the fluke and the stock and the letter “A” right.
Rev.: Full-face Gordon's head in the archaic Ionian style with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and toungue. Instead of hair there are snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.
4 commentsJaimelai
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Apollonia Pontica72 views480/478 – 470 B.C.
Silver Drachm
3.24 gm., 14 mm.
Obv: Anchor; blank to left, crayfish to right
Rev.: Gorgon head facing in archaic Ionian style with hair in pellets
Topalov Apollonia p. 584, 38
BMC Mysia p.8, 3, Pl.II, 2

Topalov Type: Upright Anchor - Gorgon's Head: First Early Issues (480/478-470 B.C)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes on a curved stock. Image of a crab viewed from above on the right between the fluke and the stock. Letter “A” missing.
Rev.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the archaic Ionian style with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and toungue. Instead of hair there are snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.

Description from Topalov Apollonia 2007
1 commentsJaimelai
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 08 - Silver Half-Drachm/Diobol43 views550-540/535 B.C.
2.12 gm, 11.3 mm
Obv: Upright anchor; blank to left, crayfish to left
Rev.: Swastika arms bent left, deeply engraved into flan (as four dolphins?)
Topalov Apollonia p.245, 1-2; p.564, 8;

Topalov Type: Silver half drachmas (?)/diobols (?) (as per the system of Aegina) of the type “upright anchor with thin flukes and a thin shaft - swastika in a deep groove” (550-540/535 B.C.)
Obverse: Upright anchor with thin flukes and a thin stock. Side view of the additional symbol of a crab l. between the fluke and the stock.
Reverse: Schematic view of a swastika with arms bent to the left deeply engraved in the flan.
Jaimelai
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 09 - Silver Drachm62 views550-540/535 B.C.
4.15 gm, 11.5-15.5 mm
Obv: Upright anchor; blank to left, crayfish to right
Rev.: Swastika arms bent right
Topalov Apollonia p. 564, 9

Topalov Type: “Upright Anchor a crab viewed sideways – Swastika in a deep grove” (550-540/535 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with thin flukes and a thin stock. Side view of the additional symbol of a crab right between the fluke and the stock.
Rev.: Schematic view of a swastika with arms bent to the right deeply engraved in the flan.
1 commentsJaimelai
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 10 - Silver Drachm60 views540-535/525 B.C.
3.51 gm., 13.5 mm.
Obv: Anchor; blank to left, crayfish to right
Rev.: Swastika with arms bent left, dolphins with heads pointed outward in-between each arm
Topalov Apollonia p. 566, 12, p.250-3, 1-16
SNG Stancomb 30

Topalov Type: “Upright Anchor – Swastika: First Intermediate Issues” (540-535/525 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with thin flukes and a thin stock. Side view of the additional symbol of a crab (or view from above) right between the fluke and the stock.
Rev.: Schematic view of a swastika in sectors concave with arms bent to the left. A dolphin as an additional symbol in every one of the sectors. Dolphins’ heads point from the center of the swastika outwards.

Jaimelai
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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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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 38 - Silver Drachm46 views480/478 – 470 B.C.
2.92 gm., 12.5-14 mm.
Obv: Anchor; blank to left, crayfish to right
Rev.: Gorgon head facing in archaic Ionian style with hair in pellets
Topalov Apollonia p. 584, 38
BMC Mysia p.8, 3, Pl.II, 2

Topalov Type: Upright Anchor - Gorgon's Head: First Early Issues (480/478-470 B.C)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes on a curved stock. Image of a crab viewed from above on the right between the fluke and the stock. Letter “A” missing.
Rev.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the archaic Ionian style with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormally open mouth, long teeth and toungue. Instead of hair there are snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.

These "Early-Issue" Medusa coins may have been reminted on the earlier swastika type Apollonia drachmas (from Topalov Apollonia 2007)
Jaimelai
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 38 - Silver Drachm65 views480 – 470 B.C.
3.25 gm., 13-15.5 mm.
Obv: Anchor; blank to left, crayfish to right
Rev.: Archaic Ionian Gorgon head facing with single row pearl headdress
Topalov Apollonia p.584, 38
BMC Mysia p.8, 3, Pl.II, 2

Topalov Type: Upright Anchor - Gorgon's Head: First Early Issues (480/478-470 B.C)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes on a curved stock. Image of a crab viewed from above on the right between the fluke and the stock. Letter “A” missing.
Rev.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the archaic Ionian style with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormally open mouth, long teeth and tongue. Instead of hair there are snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.
Jaimelai
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 38 - Silver Drachm 79 views480/478 – 470 B.C.
3.24 gm., 14 mm.
Obv: Anchor; blank to left, crayfish to right
Rev.: Gorgon head facing in archaic Ionian style with hair in pellets
Topalov Apollonia p. 584, 38
BMC Mysia p.8, 3, Pl.II, 2

Topalov Type: Upright Anchor - Gorgon's Head: First Early Issues (480/478-470 B.C)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes on a curved stock. Image of a crab viewed from above on the right between the fluke and the stock. Letter “A” missing.
Rev.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the archaic Ionian style with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and toungue. Instead of hair there are snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.

Description from Topalov Apollonia 2007
2 commentsJaimelai
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 38 - Silver Drachm 53 views480/478 – 470 B.C.
3.12 gm., 14 mm.
Obv: Anchor; blank to left, crayfish to right
Rev.: Gorgon head facing in archaic Ionian style with hair in pellets
Topalov Apollonia p. 584, 38
BMC Mysia p.8, 3, Pl.II, 2

Topalov Type: Upright Anchor - Gorgon's Head: First Early Issues (480/478-470 B.C)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes on a curved stock. Image of a crab viewed from above on the right between the fluke and the stock. Letter “A” missing.
Rev.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the archaic Ionian style with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and toungue. Instead of hair there are snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.

Description from Topalov Apollonia 2007

WARNING! Possible Black Cabinet candidate - very similar to Reid Goldsborough Apollonia Pontika New York Hoard Specimen # 40.
Jaimelai
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 38 - Silver Drachm90 views480/478 – 470 B.C.
Silver Drachm
3.36 gm., 15 mm.
Obv: Anchor; blank to left, crayfish to right
Rev.: Gorgon head facing in archaic Ionian style with hair in pellets
Topalov Apollonia p.584, 38 struck over Topalov Apollonia p. 566, 10
BMC Mysia p.8, 3, Pl.II, 2

Topalov Type 38: “Upright anchor, crab right - full-face Gorgon's head" first early issues” (480/478-470 B.C)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes on a curved stock. Image of a crab viewed from above on the right between the fluke and the stock. Letter “A” missing.
Rev.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the archaic Ionian style with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormally open mouth, long teeth and tongue. Instead of hair there are snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.
-struck over-
Topalov Type 10: “Upright anchor with thin flukes and thin shaft – Swastika ia a concave square with four dolphins as additional symbols" (540-535/525 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with thin flukes and a thin stock. Side view of the additional symbol of a crab (or view from above) right, between the fluke and the stock.
Rev.: Schematic view of a swastika in sectors concave with arms bent to the left. A dolphin as an additional symbol in every one of the sectors. Dolphins’ heads point from the center of the swastika outwards.
2 commentsJaimelai
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 42 - Silver Drachm 84 views450 – 424 B.C.
3.26 gm, 14.5 mm
Obv.: Anchor; crayfish to left, A to right
Rev: Archaic Ionian Gorgon head facing with beaded hair in tuffs, surrounded by thin snakes
Topalov Apollonia p. 586, 42 (corrected)
Sear p. 165, 1655

Topalov Type: Upright Anchor - Gorgon's Head: Late Issues (450-424 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and curved stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above left between the fluke and the stock and the letter “A” right.
Rev.: Full-face Gordon's head in the archaic Ionian style with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and toungue. Instead of hair there are snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.

Description from Topalov Apollonia 2007
1 commentsJaimelai
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 42 - Silver Drachm 76 views450 – 425 B.C.
3.32 gm, 13.5 mm
Obv.: Anchor; crayfish to left, A to right
Rev: Archaic Ionian Gorgon head facing with beaded hair, surrounded by thin snakes
Topalov Apollonia p. 586, 42 (corrected)
Sear p. 165, 1655

Topalov Type: "Upright Anchor, a crab as an additional symbol on the left, A on the right - Gorgon's Head" Late Issues (450-425 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and curved stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above left between the fluke and the stock and the letter “A” right.
Rev.: Full-face Gordon's head in the archaic Ionian style with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and toungue. Instead of hair there are snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.
1 commentsJaimelai
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 42 - Silver Drachm33 views450 – 425 B.C.
3.28 gm, 15 mm
Obv.: Anchor; crayfish to left, A to right
Rev: Archaic Ionian Gorgon head facing with beaded hair, surrounded by snakes
Topalov Apollonia p. 586, 42 (corrected)
Sear p. 165, 1655

Topalov Type: "Upright Anchor, a crab as an additional symbol on the left, A on the right - Gorgon's Head" Late Issues (450-425 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and curved stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above left between the fluke and the stock and the letter “A” right.
Rev.: Full-face Gordon's head in the archaic Ionian style with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and toungue. Instead of hair there are snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 42 - Silver Drachm 30 views450 – 424 B.C.
3.19 gm, 15.3 mm
Obv.: Anchor; crayfish to left, A to right
Rev: Archaic Ionian Gorgon head facing with beaded hair in tuffs, surrounded by thin snakes
Topalov Apollonia p. 586, 42 (corrected)
Sear p. 165, 1655

Topalov Type: Upright Anchor - Gorgon's Head: Late Issues (450-424 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and curved stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above left between the fluke and the stock and the letter “A” right.
Rev.: Full-face Gordon's head in the archaic Ionian style with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and toungue. Instead of hair there are snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.

Description from Topalov Apollonia 2007
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 43 - Silver Drachm Thracian Imitation49 views450 – 425 B.C.
3.15 gm, 13-15 mm
Obv.: Anchor; crude crayfish to left and A to right
Rev: Archaic Ionian Gorgon head facing with hair and snakes surrounding
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 43

Topalov Type: Thracian Imitations of the Last Late issues of the type "Upright Anchor - Full-face Gorgon's Head" (450-425 B.C.)
Obv.: Schematic image of upright anchor, crab and lines similar to “A” and Δ
Rev.: Schematic image of full-face Gorgon's head.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 44 - Silver Drachm103 views450 - 425 B.C.
3.16 gm, 13-14 mm
Obv.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right
Rev: Gorgon head facing in tufts parted in middle

Topalov Type: "Upright Anchor a crab as an additional symbol and the letter A on the left or right - Full-Face Gorgon's Head" Last Late Issues (450-425 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and solid stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above left and the letter A right (or visa versa) between the fluke and the stock.
Rev.: Full-face of a noble Gorgon's head with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and tongue. Human hair mixed with snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 44 - Silver Drachm61 views450 - 425 B.C.
3.13 gm, 13-15 mm
Obv.: Anchor; crayfish to left, A to right
Rev: Gorgon head facing, narrow forehead, hair in tufts

Topalov Type: "Upright Anchor a crab as an additional symbol and the letter A on the left or right - Full-Face Gorgon's Head" Last Late Issues (450-425 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and solid stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above left and the letter A right (or visa versa) between the fluke and the stock.
Rev.: Full-face of a noble Gorgon's head with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and tongue. Human hair mixed with snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 44 - Silver Drachm97 views450 - 425 B.C.
3.15 gm, 13.5 - 15 mm
Rev: Gorgon head facing with hair parted in the middle
Obv.: Anchor; crayfish to left, A to right

Topalov Type: "Upright Anchor a crab as an additional symbol and the letter A on the left or right - Full-Face Gorgon's Head" Last Late Issues (450-425 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and solid stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above left and the letter A right (or visa versa) between the fluke and the stock.
Rev.: Full-face of a noble Gorgon's head with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and tongue. Human hair mixed with snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 44 - Silver Drachm59 views450 – 425 B.C.
3.26 gm, 13-14 mm
Rev: Archaic Ionian Gorgon head facing with hair in tufts
Obv.: Anchor; crayfish to left, A to right
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 44
Sear p. 165, 1655

Topalov Type: "Upright Anchor, a crab as an additional symbol and the letter A on the left or on the right - Full-face Gorgon's Head" Last Late Issues (450-425 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and solid stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above left and the letter A right (or visa versa) between the fluke and the stock.
Rev.: Full-face of a noble Gorgon's head with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and toungue. Human hair mixed with snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 44 - Silver Drachm43 views450 – 424 B.C.
3.31 gm, 13.2 mm
Obv.: Anchor; A to right, crayfish to left.
Rev: Archaic Ionian Gorgon head facing with straight vertical hair with wavy bangs; elaborate design with pronounced face wrinkles and spoked wheel/star pattern ear-rings, on a webbed aegis shield tipped with coiled snakes.
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 44; Sear 1655;
BMC 15, p. 8 5-7& 9; SNG BM Black Sea 156

Certified Authentic by David R. Sear (A.C.C.S. Ref. 501CR/GC/CO/CD)

Topalov Type: "Upright Anchor, a crab as an additional symbol and the letter A on the left or on the right - Full-face Gorgon's Head" Last Late Issues (450-425 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and solid stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above left and the letter A right (or visa versa) between the fluke and the stock.
Rev.: Full-face of a noble Gorgon's head with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and toungue. Human hair mixed with snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 44 - Silver Drachm44 views450 – 425 B.C.
3.24 gm, 14 mm
Obv.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right
Rev: Noble Attic Gorgon head facing with straight vertical hair with wavy bangs
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 44; Sear 1655 var.

Topalov Type: "Upright Anchor, a crab as an additional symbol and the letter A on the left or on the right - Full-face Gorgon's Head" Last Late Issues (450-425 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and solid stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above and the letter “A” right (or visa versa) between the fluke and the stock.
Rev.: Full-face of a noble Gorgon's head with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and toungue. Human hair mixed with snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.

Description from Topalov Apollonia 2007
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 44 - Silver Drachm39 views450 – 425 B.C.
3.16 gm, 14 mm
Obv.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right
Rev: Noble Attic Gorgon head facing with straight vertical hair with wavy bangs
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 44; Sear 1655 var.

Topalov Type: "Upright Anchor, a crab as an additional symbol and the letter A on the left or on the right - Full-face Gorgon's Head" Last Late Issues (450-425 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and solid stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above and the letter “A” right (or visa versa) between the fluke and the stock.
Rev.: Full-face of a noble Gorgon's head with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and toungue. Human hair mixed with snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.

Description from Topalov Apollonia 2007
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 44 - Silver Drachm46 views450 – 425 B.C.
3.21 gm, 14 mm
Obv.: Anchor; crayfish to left, A to right
Rev: Noble Attic Gorgon head facing with straight vertical hair with wavy bangs
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 44; Sear 1655 var.

Topalov Type: "Upright Anchor, a crab as an additional symbol and the letter A on the left or on the right - Full-face Gorgon's Head" Last Late Issues (450-425 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and solid stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above and the letter “A” right (or visa versa) between the fluke and the stock.
Rev.: Full-face of a noble Gorgon's head with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and toungue. Human hair mixed with snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.

Description from Topalov Apollonia 2007
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 44 - Silver Drachm34 views450 – 425 B.C.
3.13 gm, 12-14 mm
Obv.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right
Rev: Noble Attic Gorgon head facing with straight vertical hair with wavy bangs
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 44; Sear 1655 var.

Topalov Type: "Upright Anchor, a crab as an additional symbol and the letter A on the left or on the right - Full-face Gorgon's Head" Last Late Issues (450-425 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and solid stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above and the letter “A” right (or visa versa) between the fluke and the stock.
Rev.: Full-face of a noble Gorgon's head with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and toungue. Human hair mixed with snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.

Description from Topalov Apollonia 2007
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 44 - Silver Drachm44 views450 – 425 B.C.
3.28 gm, 14 mm
Obv.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right
Rev: Noble Attic Gorgon head facing with straight vertical hair with straight bangs parted in the middle
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 44; Sear 1655 var.

Topalov Type: "Upright Anchor, a crab as an additional symbol and the letter A on the left or on the right - Full-face Gorgon's Head" Last Late Issues (450-425 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and solid stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above and the letter “A” right (or visa versa) between the fluke and the stock.
Rev.: Full-face of a noble Gorgon's head with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and toungue. Human hair mixed with snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.

Description from Topalov Apollonia 2007
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 44 - Silver Drachm33 views450 - 425 B.C.
3.13 gm, 13 mm
Obv.: Anchor; crayfish to left, A to right
Rev: Gorgon head facing with hair in tufts

Topalov Type: "Upright Anchor a crab as an additional symbol and the letter A on the left or right - Full-Face Gorgon's Head" Last Late Issues (450-425 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and solid stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above left and the letter A right (or visa versa) between the fluke and the stock.
Rev.: Full-face of a noble Gorgon's head with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and tongue. Human hair mixed with snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 44 - Silver Drachm 56 views450 – 425 B.C.
3.14 gm, 15 mm
Obv.: Anchor; A to right, crayfish to left.
Rev: Archaic Ionian Gorgon head facing with wild hair and snakes
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 44
Sear Vol. 1, p. 165, 1655

Topalov Type: "Upright Anchor a crab as an additional symbol and the letter A on the left or right - Full-Face Gorgon's Head" Last Late Issues (450-425 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and solid stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above left and
the letter A right (or visa versa) between the fluke and the stock.
Rev.: Full-face of a noble Gorgon's head with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and tongue. Human hair mixed with snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 44 - Silver Drachm 37 views450 - 425 B.C.
3.20 gm, 12-14 mm
Obv.: Anchor; crayfish to left, A to right
Rev: Gorgon head facing with hair in tufts

Topalov Type: "Upright Anchor a crab as an additional symbol and the letter A on the left or right - Full-Face Gorgon's Head" Last Late Issues (450-425 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and solid stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above left and the letter A right (or visa versa) between the fluke and the stock.
Rev.: Full-face of a noble Gorgon's head with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and tongue. Human hair mixed with snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 44 - Silver Drachm 36 views450 – 425 B.C.
3.24 gm, 13 mm
Obv.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right
Rev: Archaic Ionian Gorgon head facing with straight vertical hair with wavy bangs
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 44; Sear 1655 var.

Topalov Type: "Upright Anchor, a crab as an additional symbol and the letter A on the left or on the right - Full-face Gorgon's Head" Last Late Issues (450-425 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and solid stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above and the letter “A” right (or visa versa) between the fluke and the stock.
Rev.: Full-face of a noble Gorgon's head with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and toungue. Human hair mixed with snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.

Description from Topalov Apollonia 2007
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 44 - Silver Drachm27 views450 - 425 B.C.
3.09 gm, 14.3 mm
Obv.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right
Rev: Gorgon head facing in tufts parted in middle

Topalov Type: "Upright Anchor a crab as an additional symbol and the letter A on the left or right - Full-Face Gorgon's Head" Last Late Issues (450-425 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and solid stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above left and the letter A right (or visa versa) between the fluke and the stock.
Rev.: Full-face of a noble Gorgon's head with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and tongue. Human hair mixed with snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 44 - Silver Drachm45 views450 – 424 B.C.
3.27 gm, 13.7 mm
Obv.: Anchor; A to right, crayfish to left.
Rev: Archaic Ionian Gorgon head facing with straight vertical hair with wavy bangs
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 44;
Sear 1655;
BMC 15, p. 8 5-7& 9;
SNG BM Black Sea 153-6 & 158

Certified Authentic by David Sear (A.C.C.S. Ref. 502CR/GC/CO/CD)

Note: From same dies as the source coin of the series of cast fakes (see Fake Coin Reports)

Topalov Type 44: Upright Anchor - Gorgon's Head: Last Late Issues (450-424 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and solid stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above left between the fluke and the stock and the letter “A” right (or visa versa).
Rev.: Full-face of a noble Gorgon's head with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormally open mouth, long teeth and tongue. Human hair mixed with snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 44 - Silver Drachm24 views450 – 424 B.C.
3.20 gm, 13 mm
Obv.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right
Rev.: Attic Gorgon head facing with straight vertical hair and wavy bangs, snaky ringlets circle face
Topalov Apollonia p.348, 11; p.588, 44

Topalov Type: Upright Anchor - Gorgon's Head: Last Late Issues (450-424 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and solid stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above left between the fluke and the stock and the letter “A” right (or visa versa).
Rev.: Full-face of a noble Gorgon's head with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormally open mouth, long teeth and tongue. Human hair mixed with snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 44 - Silver Drachm20 views450 – 425 B.C.
3.18 gm, 15.98 mm
Obv.: Inverted anchor; crayfish to left, A to right
Rev: Noble Attic Gorgon head facing with wavy hair parted in the middle
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 44; Sear 1655; HGC 3, 1323

Topalov Type: "Upright Anchor, a crab as an additional symbol and the letter A on the left or on the right - Full-face Gorgon's Head" Last Late Issues (450-425 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and solid stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above and the letter “A” right (or visa versa) between the fluke and the stock.
Rev.: Full-face of a noble Gorgon's head with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and tongue. Human hair mixed with snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.

Description from Topalov Apollonia 2007
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 44 - Siver Drachm40 views450 – 425 B.C.
3.17 g., 13-15 mm.
Rev: Archaic Ionian Gorgon head facing with wavy hair parted in middle
Obv.: Anchor; crayfish to left, A to right
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 44
Sear p. 165, 1655

Topalov Type: "Upright Anchor a crab as an additional symbol and the letter A on the left or right - Full-Face Gorgon's Head" Last Late Issues (450-425 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and solid stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above left and the letter A right (or visa versa) between the fluke and the stock.
Rev.: Full-face of a noble Gorgon's head with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and tongue. Human hair mixed with snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 45 - Silver Drachm61 views450-424 or 410/404 B.C.
2.91 gm, 15 mm
Obv: Gorgon head facing, snaky ringlets circle face.
Rev.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 45; p. 348, 9
Sear 1655var; BMC Mysia p.9, 11

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Gorgon's Head – Upright Anchor, a crab on the right, the letter A on the left or the letter A on the right and a crab on the left" Main Issue (450-424 or 410/404 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the classical Attic style. Gorgon's features are noble in conformity with the Attic manner of portraying her and Gorgon has more human hair in addition to the snakes.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes, the letter A on one side, a crab as an additional symbol viewed from above on the other side. The image in a concave circle.

Forvm purchase - Description from Topalov Apollonia 2007
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 45 - Silver Drachm60 views450-424 or 410/404 B.C.
2.89 gm, 15 mm
Obv: Gorgon head facing, snaky ringlets circle face.
Rev.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 45; p. 348, 9
Sear 1655var; BMC Mysia p.9, 11

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Gorgon's Head – Upright Anchor, a crab on the right, the letter A on the left or the letter A on the right and a crab on the left" Main Issue (450-424 or 410/404 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the classical Attic style. Gorgon's features are noble in conformity with the Attic manner of portraying her and Gorgon has more human hair in addition to the snakes.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes, the letter A on one side, a crab as an additional symbol viewed from above on the other side. The image in a concave circle.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 45 - Silver Drachm65 views450-424 or 410/404 B.C.
2.87 gm, 14 mm
Obv: Gorgon head facing, snaky ringlets circle face.
Rev.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 45; p. 348, 9
Sear 1655var; BMC Mysia p.9, 11

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Gorgon's Head – Upright Anchor, a crab on the right, the letter A on the left or the letter A on the right and a crab on the left" Main Issue (450-424 or 410/404 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the classical Attic style. Gorgon's features are noble in conformity with the Attic manner of portraying her and Gorgon has more human hair in addition to the snakes.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes, the letter A on one side, a crab as an additional symbol viewed from above on the other side. The image in a concave circle.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 45 - Silver Drachm69 views450-424 or 410/404 B.C.
2.86 gm, 13-14 mm
Obv: Gorgon head facing, snaky ringlets circle face.
Rev.: Anchor; crayfish to left, A to right
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 45; p.348, 9
Sear 1655var; BMC Mysia p.9, 11

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Gorgon's Head – Upright Anchor, a crab on the right, the letter A on the left or the letter A on the right and a crab on the left" Main Issue (450-424 or 410/404 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the classical Attic style. Gorgon's features are noble in conformity with the Attic manner of portraying her and Gorgon has more human hair in addition to the snakes.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes, the letter A on one side, a crab as an additional symbol viewed from above on the other side. The image in a concave circle.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 45 - Silver Drachm51 views450-424 or 410/404 B.C.
2.85 gm, 12-14 mm
Obv: Gorgon head facing, snaky ringlets circle face.
Rev.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 45; p.348, 9
Sear 1655var; BMC Mysia p.9, 11

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Gorgon's Head – Upright Anchor, a crab on the right, the letter A on the left or the letter A on the right and a crab on the left" Main Issue (450-424 or 410/404 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the classical Attic style. Gorgon's features are noble in conformity with the Attic manner of portraying her and Gorgon has more human hair in addition to the snakes.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes, the letter A on one side, a crab as an additional symbol viewed from above on the other side. The image in a concave circle.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 45 - Silver Drachm59 views450-424 or 410/404 B.C.
2.85 gm, 15 mm
Obv: Gorgon head facing, snaky ringlets circle face.
Rev.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 45; p.348, 9
Sear 1655var; BMC Mysia p.9, 11

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Gorgon's Head – Upright Anchor, a crab on the right, the letter A on the left or the letter A on the right and a crab on the left" Main Issue (450-424 or 410/404 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the classical Attic style. Gorgon's features are noble in conformity with the Attic manner of portraying her and Gorgon has more human hair in addition to the snakes.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes, the letter A on one side, a crab as an additional symbol viewed from above on the other side. The image in a concave circle.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 45 - Silver Drachm51 views450-424 or 410/404 B.C.
2.82 gm, 14 mm
Obv: Gorgon head facing, snaky ringlets circle face.
Rev.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 45; p.348, 9
Sear 1655var; BMC Mysia p.9, 11

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Gorgon's Head – Upright Anchor, a crab on the right, the letter A on the left or the letter A on the right and a crab on the left" Main Issue (450-424 or 410/404 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the classical Attic style. Gorgon's features are noble in conformity with the Attic manner of portraying her and Gorgon has more human hair in addition to the snakes.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes, the letter A on one side, a crab as an additional symbol viewed from above on the other side. The image in a concave circle.

Forvm purchase - Description from Topalov Apollonia 2007
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 45 - Silver Drachm51 views450-424 or 410/404 B.C.
2.85 gm, 15 mm
Obv: Gorgon head facing, snaky ringlets circle face.
Rev.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 45; p.348, 9
Sear 1655var; BMC Mysia p.9, 11

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Gorgon's Head – Upright Anchor, a crab on the right, the letter A on the left or the letter A on the right and a crab on the left" Main Issue (450-424 or 410/404 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the classical Attic style. Gorgon's features are noble in conformity with the Attic manner of portraying her and Gorgon has more human hair in addition to the snakes.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes, the letter A on one side, a crab as an additional symbol viewed from above on the other side. The image in a concave circle.450 – 404 B.C.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 45 - Silver Drachm45 views450-424 or 410/404 B.C.
2.80 gm, 15 mm
Obv: Gorgon head facing, snaky ringlets circle face.
Rev.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 45; p.348, 9
Sear 1655var; BMC Mysia p.9, 11

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Gorgon's Head – Upright Anchor, a crab on the right, the letter A on the left or the letter A on the right and a crab on the left" Main Issue (450-424 or 410/404 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the classical Attic style. Gorgon's features are noble in conformity with the Attic manner of portraying her and Gorgon has more human hair in addition to the snakes.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes, the letter A on one side, a crab as an additional symbol viewed from above on the other side. The image in a concave circle.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 45 - Silver Drachm 28 views450-424 or 410/404 B.C.
2.67 gm, 15 mm
Obv: Gorgon head facing, snaky ringlets circle face.
Rev.: Anchor; crayfish to left, A to right
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 45; p.348, 9
Sear 1655var; BMC Mysia p.9, 11;
SNG Bulgaria II 322-324

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Gorgon's Head – Upright Anchor, a crab on the right, the letter A on the left or the letter A on the right and a crab on the left" Main Issue (450-424 or 410/404 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the classical Attic style. Gorgon's features are noble in conformity with the Attic manner of portraying her and Gorgon has more human hair in addition to the snakes.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes, the letter A on one side, a crab as an additional symbol viewed from above on the other side. The image in a concave circle.
Jaimelai
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 45 - Silver Drachm64 views450 – 404 B.C.
Silver drachm
2.81 gm, 14 mm
Obv: Attic Gorgon head facing, hair in single row of large beads, head surrounded by long snakes tied in bow at top of head.
Rev.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right with large chelipeds folded back
Topalov Apollonia p.588, 45; p.347, 4
Sear 1655var

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Gorgon's Head – Upright Anchor, a crab on the right, the letter A on the left or the letter A on the right and a crab on the left" Main Issue (450-424 or 410/404 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the classical Attic style. Gorgon's features are noble in conformity with the Attic manner of portraying her and Gorgon has more human hair in addition to the snakes.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes, the letter A on one side, a crab as an additional symbol viewed from above on the other side. The image in a concave circle.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 45 - Silver Drachm58 views450 – 404 B.C.
Silver drachm
2.85 gm, 13-15 mm
Obv: Attic Gorgon head facing, snaky ringlets circle face.
Rev.: Anchor; crayfish to left, A to right
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 45; p.348, 9;
Sear 1655var; BMC Mysia p.9, 11

Topalov Type: Gorgon's Head – Upright Anchor: Basic (Main) Issue (450-424 or 410/404 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the classical Attic style. Gorgon's features are noble in conformity with the Attic manner of portraying her and Gorgon has more human hair in addition to the snakes.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes, the letter A on one side, a crab as an additional symbol viewed from above on the other side. The image in a concave circle.

Die match to another of my coins and to CNG 806828
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 45 - Silver Drachm37 views450 – 404 B.C.
Silver drachm
2.87 gm, 13.5 mm
Obv: Attic Gorgon head facing, snaky ringlets circle face.
Rev.: Anchor; crayfish to left, A to right
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 45; p.348, 9;
Sear 1655var; BMC Mysia p.9, 11

Topalov Type: Gorgon's Head – Upright Anchor: Basic (Main) Issue (450-424 or 410/404 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the classical Attic style. Gorgon's features are noble in conformity with the Attic manner of portraying her and Gorgon has more human hair in addition to the snakes.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes, the letter A on one side, a crab as an additional symbol viewed from above on the other side. The image in a concave circle.

Die match to another of my coins and to CNG 806828
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 45 - Silver Drachm25 views450 – 404 B.C.
Silver drachm
2.81 gm, 15 mm
Obv: Attic Gorgon head facing with human hair surrounded by snakes
Rev.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right with large chelipeds folded back
Topalov Apollonia p.588, 45; p.347, 6;
Sear 1655var

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Gorgon's Head – Upright Anchor, a crab on the right, the letter A on the left or the letter A on the right and a crab on the left" Main Issue (450-424 or 410/404 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the classical Attic style. Gorgon's features are noble in conformity with the Attic manner of portraying her and Gorgon has more human hair in addition to the snakes.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes, the letter A on one side, a crab as an additional symbol viewed from above on the other side. The image in a concave circle.
Jaimelai
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 45 - Silver Drachm36 views450 – 404 B.C.
Silver drachm
2.61 gm, 14 mm
Obv: Attic Gorgon head facing with human hair surrounded by snakes
Rev.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right with large chelipeds folded back
Topalov Apollonia p.588, 45; p.347, 6;
Sear 1655var

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Gorgon's Head – Upright Anchor, a crab on the right, the letter A on the left or the letter A on the right and a crab on the left" Main Issue (450-424 or 410/404 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the classical Attic style. Gorgon's features are noble in conformity with the Attic manner of portraying her and Gorgon has more human hair in addition to the snakes.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes, the letter A on one side, a crab as an additional symbol viewed from above on the other side. The image in a concave circle.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 45 - Silver Drachm27 views450 – 404 B.C.
Silver drachm
2.82 gm, 14 mm
Obv: Attic Gorgon head facing with human hair surrounded by snakes
Rev.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right with large chelipeds folded back
Topalov Apollonia p.588, 45; p.347, 6;
Sear 1655var

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Gorgon's Head – Upright Anchor, a crab on the right, the letter A on the left or the letter A on the right and a crab on the left" Main Issue (450-424 or 410/404 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the classical Attic style. Gorgon's features are noble in conformity with the Attic manner of portraying her and Gorgon has more human hair in addition to the snakes.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes, the letter A on one side, a crab as an additional symbol viewed from above on the other side. The image in a concave circle.
Jaimelai
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 45 - Silver Drachm16 views450 – 404 B.C.
Silver drachm
2.71 gm, 14 mm
Obv: Attic Gorgon head facing, hair in single row of large beads, head surrounded by long snakes tied in bow at top of head.
Rev.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right with large chelipeds folded back
Topalov Apollonia p.588, 45; p.347, 4
Sear 1655var

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Gorgon's Head – Upright Anchor, a crab on the right, the letter A on the left or the letter A on the right and a crab on the left" Main Issue (450-424 or 410/404 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the classical Attic style. Gorgon's features are noble in conformity with the Attic manner of portraying her and Gorgon has more human hair in addition to the snakes.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes, the letter A on one side, a crab as an additional symbol viewed from above on the other side. The image in a concave circle.

Similar to another one of my coins though a tab bit more weathered!
Jaimelai
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 45 - Silver Drachm17 views450-424 or 410/404 B.C.
2.71 gm, 14 mm
Obv: Gorgon head facing, snaky ringlets circle face.
Rev.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 45; p.348, 9
Sear 1655var; BMC Mysia p.9, 11

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Gorgon's Head – Upright Anchor, a crab on the right, the letter A on the left or the letter A on the right and a crab on the left" Main Issue (450-424 or 410/404 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the classical Attic style. Gorgon's features are noble in conformity with the Attic manner of portraying her and Gorgon has more human hair in addition to the snakes.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes, the letter A on one side, a crab as an additional symbol viewed from above on the other side. The image in a concave circle.
Jaimelai
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 45 - Silver Drachm2 views450-424 or 410/404 B.C.
2.89 gm, 15 mm
Obv: Gorgon head facing, snaky ringlets circle face.
Rev.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 45; p. 348, 9
Sear 1655var; BMC Mysia p.9, 11
SNG Bulgaria II 301-309

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Gorgon's Head – Upright Anchor, a crab on the right, the letter A on the left or the letter A on the right and a crab on the left" Main Issue (450-424 or 410/404 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the classical Attic style. Gorgon's features are noble in conformity with the Attic manner of portraying her and Gorgon has more human hair in addition to the snakes.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes, the letter A on one side, a crab as an additional symbol viewed from above on the other side. The image in a concave circle.
Jaimelai
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 45(i?) - Silver Drachm24 views450 – 424 or 410/404 B.C.
Silver Drachm, Thracian Imitation?
2.39 gm, 14.5 mm
Obv: Attic Gorgon head facing, snaky ringlets
circle face.
Rev.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right
Topalov Apollonia p.588, 45; p.348, 9
Sear 1655var;
BMC Mysia p.9, 11
SNG BM Black Sea 160/61

Topalov Type 45 – Gorgon's Head – Upright Anchor: Basic (Main) Issue (450-424 or 410/404 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the classical Attic style. Gorgon's features are noble in conformity with the Attic manner of portraying her and Gorgon has more human hair in addition to the snakes.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes, the letter A on one side, a crab as an additional symbol viewed from above on the other side. The image in a concave circle.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 45i - Silver Drachm61 views450-424 or 410/404 B.C.
2.82 gm, 14 mm
Obv: Gorgon head facing, snaky ringlets circle face.
Rev.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 45; p.348, 9
Sear 1655var; BMC Mysia p.9, 11

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Gorgon's Head – Upright Anchor, a crab on the right, the letter A on the left or the letter A on the right and a crab on the left" Main Issue (450-424 or 410/404 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the classical Attic style. Gorgon's features are noble in conformity with the Attic manner of portraying her and Gorgon has more human hair in addition to the snakes.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes, the letter A on one side, a crab as an additional symbol viewed from above on the other side. The image in a concave circle.

Appears to die match previous coin
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 45i - Silver Drachm69 views450-424 or 410/404 B.C.
2.77 gm, 14 mm
Obv: Gorgon head facing, snaky ringlets circle face.
Rev.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 45; p.348, 9
Sear 1655var; BMC Mysia p.9, 11

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Gorgon's Head – Upright Anchor, a crab on the right, the letter A on the left or the letter A on the right and a crab on the left" Main Issue (450-424 or 410/404 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the classical Attic style. Gorgon's features are noble in conformity with the Attic manner of portraying her and Gorgon has more human hair in addition to the snakes.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes, the letter A on one side, a crab as an additional symbol viewed from above on the other side. The image in a concave circle.

Appears to die match previous coin though roughed up a bit
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 45i - Silver Drachm64 views450-424 or 410/404 B.C.
2.84 gm, 13.5-15 mm
Obv: Gorgon head facing, snaky ringlets circle face.
Rev.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 45; p.348, 9
Sear 1655var; BMC Mysia p.9, 11

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Gorgon's Head – Upright Anchor, a crab on the right, the letter A on the left or the letter A on the right and a crab on the left" Main Issue (450-424 or 410/404 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the classical Attic style. Gorgon's features are noble in conformity with the Attic manner of portraying her and Gorgon has more human hair in addition to the snakes.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes, the letter A on one side, a crab as an additional symbol viewed from above on the other side. The image in a concave circle.

Forvm purchase - Description from Topalov Apollonia 2007
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 45i - Silver Drachm 31 views450-424 or 410/404 B.C.
2.84 gm, 14.2 mm
Obv: Gorgon head facing, snaky ringlets circle face.
Rev.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 45 var.; p.348, 9
Sear 1655var; BMC Mysia p.9, 11

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Gorgon's Head – Upright Anchor, a crab on the right, the letter A on the left or the letter A on the right and a crab on the left" Main Issue (450-424 or 410/404 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the classical Attic style. Gorgon's features are noble in conformity with the Attic manner of portraying her and Gorgon has more human hair in addition to the snakes.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes, the letter A on one side, a crab as an additional symbol viewed from above on the other side. The image in a concave circle.

Forvm purchase (GS55520) - Dr. Prokopov has identified this as a tribal (Celtic?) imitative. This is my fourth coin with from the same cracked reverse die. There appears to be three different obverse dies though.
Jaimelai
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 45i - Silver Drachm19 views450-424 or 410/404 B.C.
2.77 gm, 14.5 mm
Obv: Gorgon head facing, snaky ringlets circle face.
Rev.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 45; p.348, 9
Sear 1655var; BMC Mysia p.9, 11

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Gorgon's Head – Upright Anchor, a crab on the right, the letter A on the left or the letter A on the right and a crab on the left" Main Issue (450-424 or 410/404 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the classical Attic style. Gorgon's features are noble in conformity with the Attic manner of portraying her and Gorgon has more human hair in addition to the snakes.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes, the letter A on one side, a crab as an additional symbol viewed from above on the other side. The image in a concave circle.

My fifth coin of this reverse die - appears to be an earlier strike when compared to the others as the crack is not as severe.
Jaimelai
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 45i - Silver Drachm14 views450-424 or 410/404 B.C.
2.86 gm, 14.0 mm
Obv: Gorgon head facing, snaky ringlets circle face.
Rev.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 45 var.; p.348, 9
Sear 1655var; BMC Mysia p.9, 11

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Gorgon's Head – Upright Anchor, a crab on the right, the letter A on the left or the letter A on the right and a crab on the left" Main Issue (450-424 or 410/404 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the classical Attic style. Gorgon's features are noble in conformity with the Attic manner of portraying her and Gorgon has more human hair in addition to the snakes.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes, the letter A on one side, a crab as an additional symbol viewed from above on the other side. The image in a concave circle.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 47 - Silver Drachm58 viewsEnd of the 5th - beginning of the 4th c. B.C.
2.77 gm, 12.5-13.5 mm
Obv: Gorgoneion head facing with wild hair and snakes
Rev.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right with long chelapeds folded back
Mint magistrate initials (IΩΠ YPO)
Topalov Apollonia p.590, 47; p.354, 9

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Gorgon's Head – Upright Anchor, a crab on one side, the letter A on the other" Last Issue (end of the 5th - beginning of the 4th c. B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the classical Attic style. Gorgon's features are noble in conformity with the Attic manner of portraying her and Gorgon has locks of human hair.
Rev.: Magistrates' names and initials (KEO, KΛEINIO, KΛEAN, IΩΠYPO). Upright anchor with large flukes and a rectangular stock, the letter A in one side, a crab as an additional symbol viewed from above on the other side. The image in a concave circle.

Description from Topalov Apollonia 2007
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 55 - Silver Obol35 views410/404 – 341/323 B.C.
0.72 gm, 9.0 mm
Obv.: Laureate head of Apollo ¾ left with short hair
Rev.: Anchor; crayfish to left, A to right
Topalov Apollonia p.596, 55; p.395, 1-3; p.774

Topalov Apollonia 2007: "Apollo's Head Turned Aside to 3/4 - Upright Anchor" Silver Obol (410/404 – 341/323 B.C.)
Obv.: Laureate Apollo ¾ left (rarely right) with short hair.
Rev.: Upright anchor with thick flukes and a rectangular stock. The letter A on one side and the additional symbol of a crab viewed from above on the other side between flukes and the stock.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 55 - Silver Obol30 views410/404 – 341/323 B.C.
0.66 gm, 8.07 mm
Obv.: Laureate head of Apollo ¾ left with short hair
Rev.: Anchor; crayfish to left, A to right
Topalov Apollonia p.596, 55; p.395, 1-3; p.774

Topalov Apollonia 2007: "Apollo's Head Turned Aside to 3/4 - Upright Anchor" Silver Obol (410/404 – 341/323 B.C.)
Obv.: Laureate Apollo ¾ left (rarely right) with short hair.
Rev.: Upright anchor with thick flukes and a rectangular stock. The letter A on one side and the additional symbol of a crab viewed from above on the other side between flukes and the stock.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 56 - Silver Diobol44 views410/404 – 341/323 B.C.
1.31 gm, 10.6 mm
Obv.: Laureate head of Apollo facing
Rev.: Anchor, A to left, crayfish to right,
ΣΩ (magistrate's initials) to left
Topalov Apollonia p.393, 1-3; p.596, 56;
Sear p. 165, 1657;
B.M.C. 15 (Mysia) p.9, 15

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Apollo's Head - Upright Anchor" silver diobol (410/404 – 341/323 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face laureate Apollo with short hair.
Rev.: Magistrates' initials around the images. Upright anchor with thick flukes and a rectangular stock. The letter A on one side and the additional symbol of a crab viewed from above on the other side between flukes and the stock.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 56 - Silver Diobol45 views410 - 323 B.C.
1.25 gm, 11 mm
Obv.: Laurate head of Apollo
Rev.: Anchor, A and magistrate initials to left, crayfish to right
Topalov Apollonia p. 393, 1-3; p.596, 56
Sear p. 165, 1657
B.M.C. 15 (Mysia) p.9, 15

From Topalov Apollonia 2007: "Full-Face Apollo's Head - Upright Anchor" silver diobol (410/404 – 341/323 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face laureate Apollo with short hair.
Rev.: Magistrates' initials around the images. Upright anchor with thick flukes and a rectangular stock. The letter A on one side and the additional symbol of a crab viewed from above on the other side between flukes and the stock.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 56 - Silver Diobol40 views410/404 - 341/323 B.C.
1.26 gm, 12 mm
Obv.: Laurate head of Apollo
Rev.: Anchor, A to left, crayfish to right
Topalov Apollonia p.596, 56; Sear 1657; B.M.C. 15 (Mysia) p.9, 15

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Apollo's Head - Upright Anchor" Silver diobol (410/404 – 341/323 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face laureate Apollo with short hair.
Rev.: Magistrates' initials around the images. Upright anchor with thick flukes and a rectangular stock. The letter A on one side and the additional symbol of a crab viewed from above on the other side between flukes and the stock
Jaimelai
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 56 - Silver Diobol41 views410 - 323 B.C.
0.87 gm, 9.5 mm
Obv.: Laurate head of Apollo
Rev.: Anchor, A to left, crayfish to right
Topalov Apollonia p.596, 56
Sear p. 165, 1657
B.M.C. 15 (Mysia) p.9, 15

From Topalov Apollonia 2007: "Full-Face Apollo's Head - Upright Anchor" silver diobol (410/404 – 341/323 B.C.) Obv.: Full-face laureate Apollo with short hair. Rev.: Magistrates' initials around the images. Upright anchor with thick flukes and a rectangular stock. The letter A on one side and the additional symbol of a crab viewed from above on the other side between flukes and the stock.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 56 - Silver Diobol80 views410-323 B.C.
1.15 gm, 10.5 mm
Obv.: Laurate head of Apollo
Rev.: Anchor, A and magistrate's initials to left, crayfish to right
Topalov Apollonia p.596, 56
Sear p. 165, 1657
B.M.C. 15 (Mysia) p.9, 15

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Apollo's Head - Upright Anchor" silver diobol (410/404 – 341/323 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face laureate Apollo with short hair.
Rev.: Magistrates' initials around the images. Upright anchor with thick flukes and a rectangular stock. The letter A on one side and the additional symbol of a crab viewed from above on the other side between flukes and the stock.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 56 - Silver Diobol50 views410/404 - 341/323 B.C.
1.26 gm, 11 mm
Obv.: Laureate head of Apollo facing
Rev.: Anchor, A to left, crayfish to right,
A Π (magistrate's initials) to left
Topalov Apollonia p.387, 2, p.596, 56;
Sear p.165, 1657;
B.M.C. 15 (Mysia) p.9, 15

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Apollo's Head - Upright Anchor" Silver diobol (410/404 – 341/323 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face laureate Apollo with short hair.
Rev.: Magistrates' initials around the images. Upright anchor with thick flukes and a rectangular stock. The letter A on one side and the additional symbol of a crab viewed from above on the other side between flukes and the stock.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 56 - Silver Diobol56 views410/404 - 341/323 B.C.
0.53 gm, 10 mm
Obv.: Laurate head of Apollo
Rev.: Anchor, A to left, crayfish to right
Topalov Apollonia p.596, 56;
Sear 1657; B.M.C. 15 (Mysia) p.9, 15

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Apollo's Head - Upright Anchor" Silver diobol (410/404 – 341/323 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face laureate Apollo with short hair.
Rev.: Magistrates' initials around the images. Upright anchor with thick flukes and a rectangular stock. The letter A on one side and the additional symbol of a crab viewed from above on the other side between flukes and the stock

This coin is small enough to be an obol, but in the diobol style. Obols have Apollo facing left or right.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 56 - Silver Diobol38 views410/404 - 341/323 B.C.
0.84 gm, 11.5 mm
Obv.: Laurate head of Apollo
Rev.: Anchor, A to left, crayfish to right
Topalov Apollonia p.596, 56; Sear 1657; B.M.C. 15 (Mysia) p.9, 15

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Apollo's Head - Upright Anchor" Silver diobol (410/404 – 341/323 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face laureate Apollo with short hair.
Rev.: Magistrates' initials around the images. Upright anchor with thick flukes and a rectangular stock. The letter A on one side and the additional symbol of a crab viewed from above on the other side between flukes and the stock
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 56 - Silver Diobol25 views410 - 323 B.C.
1.05 gm, 11 mm
Obv.: Laurate head of Apollo
Rev.: Anchor
A to left, crayfish to right
Topalov Apollonia p.596, 56
Sear 1657,
B.M.C. 15 (Mysia) p.9, 15

From Topalov Apollonia 2007: "Full-Face Apollo's Head - Upright Anchor" silver diobol (410/404 – 341/323 B.C.) Obv.: Full-face laureate Apollo with short hair. Rev.: Magistrates' initials around the images. Upright anchor with thick flukes and a rectangular stock. The letter A on one side and the additional symbol of a crab viewed from above on the other side between flukes and the stock.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 56 - Silver Diobol 37 views410/404 – 341/323 B.C.
1.31 gm, 10.6 mm
Obv.: Laureate head of Apollo facing
Rev.: Anchor, A to left, crayfish to right, ΣΩ (magistrate's initials) to left
Topalov Apollonia p.393, 1-3; p.596, 56;
Sear p. 165, 1657;
B.M.C. 15 (Mysia) p.9, 15

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Apollo's Head - Upright Anchor" silver diobol (410/404 – 341/323 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face laureate Apollo with short hair.
Rev.: Magistrates' initials around the images. Upright anchor with thick flukes and a rectangular stock. The letter A on one side and the additional symbol of a crab viewed from above on the other side between flukes and the stock
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 56 - Silver Diobol 52 views410/404 – 341/323 B.C.
1.34 gm, 11.56 mm
Obv.: Laureate head of Apollo facing
Rev.: Anchor, A to left, crayfish to right, ΣΩ (magistrate's initials) to left
Topalov Apollonia p.393, 1-3; p.596, 56;
Sear p. 165, 1657;
B.M.C. 15 (Mysia) p.9, 15

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Apollo's Head - Upright Anchor" silver diobol (410/404 – 341/323 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face laureate Apollo with short hair.
Rev.: Magistrates' initials around the images. Upright anchor with thick flukes and a rectangular stock. The letter A on one side and the additional symbol of a crab viewed from above on the other side between flukes and the stock
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 56 - Silver Diobol26 views410/404 – 341/323 B.C.
1.25 gm, 10 mm
Obv.: Laureate head of Apollo facing
Rev.: Anchor, A to left, crayfish to right, ΣΩ (magistrate's initials) to left
Topalov Apollonia p.393, 1-3; p.596, 56;
Sear p. 165, 1657;
B.M.C. 15 (Mysia) p.9, 15

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Apollo's Head - Upright Anchor" silver diobol (410/404 – 341/323 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face laureate Apollo with short hair.
Rev.: Magistrates' initials around the images. Upright anchor with thick flukes and a rectangular stock. The letter A on one side and the additional symbol of a crab viewed from above on the other side between flukes and the stock.
Jaimelai
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 56 - Silver Diobol8 views410/404 – 341/323 B.C.
1.25 gm, 11 mm
Obv.: Laureate head of Apollo facing
Rev.: Anchor, A to left, crayfish to right, ΣΩ (magistrate's initials) to left
Topalov Apollonia p.393, 1-3; p.596, 56;
Sear p. 165, 1657; HGC 1315;
B.M.C. 15 (Mysia) p.9, 15;
SNG Black Sea 175

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Apollo's Head - Upright Anchor" silver diobol (410/404 – 341/323 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face laureate Apollo with short hair.
Rev.: Magistrates' initials around the images. Upright anchor with thick flukes and a rectangular stock. The letter A on one side and the additional symbol of a crab viewed from above on the other side between flukes and the stock
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 56 - Silver Diobol - very worn49 views410 - 323 B.C.
0.59 gm, 8.78 mm
Obv.: Head of Apollo (or Medusa)
Rev.: Anchor, A to left, crayfish to right
Topalov Apollonia p.596, 56
Sear p.165, 1657
B.M.C. 15 (Mysia) p.9, 15

From Topalov Apollonia 2007: "Full-Face Apollo's Head - Upright Anchor" silver diobol (410/404 – 341/323 B.C.) Obv.: Full-face laureate Apollo with short hair. Rev.: Magistrates' initials around the images. Upright anchor with thick flukes and a rectangular stock. The letter A on one side and the additional symbol of a crab viewed from above on the other side between flukes and the stock.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 56 - Silver Diobol Fouree39 views410/404 - 341/323 B.C.
0.85 gm, 10.5 mm
Obv.: Laurate head of Apollo
Rev.: Anchor, A to left, crayfish to right
Topalov Apollonia p.596, 56
Sear p. 165, 1657, B.M.C. 15 (Mysia) p.9, 15

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Apollo's Head - Upright Anchor" Silver diobol (410/404 – 341/323 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face laureate Apollo with short hair.
Rev.: Magistrates' initials around the images. Upright anchor with thick flukes and a rectangular stock. The letter A on one side and the additional symbol of a crab viewed from above on the other side between flukes and the stock
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 57 - Silver Diobol - Thracian Imitation44 views410-323 B.C.
0.88 gm, 10.5 mm
Obv.: Laureate head of Apollo facing
Rev.: Anchor,
A to left, crayfish to right
Topalov Apollonia p.596, 57;
Sear p.165, 1657 (sim.);
B.M.C. 15 (Mysia) p.9, 15

From Topalov Apollonia 2007: "Probable Thracian Imitation of Full-Face Apollo's Head - Upright Anchor" Silver diobol
(410/404 – 341/323 B.C.)
Obv.: Stylized image of full-face Apollo's head.
Rev.: Stylized image of an upright anchor, symbol of a crab and the letter A .
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 58 - Bronze dichalk67 views410/404 – 341/323 B.C.
1.78 gm, 13 mm.
Obv.: Laurate head of Apollo right with short hair
Rev.: ΔIXAΛ/KIH (vertically left/ right) Upright anchor with thich flukes and a rectangular stock.
A to left and crayfish to right.
Topalov Apollonia p.596, 58 (var. in reverse legend)

Topalov Type: "Apollo's Head – ΔIXA/ΛKIH Upright Anchor" Bronze Dichalk (410/404 - 341/323 B.C.)
Obv.: Laureate Apollo's head right, rarely left.
Rev.: ΔIXA (vertical left) / ΛKIH (vertical right), upright anchor in the midddle, at one side of which there is an image of a crab as an additional symbol, and the letter A at the other side. No magistrate's names on coins of this type.


Ex-Roland Mueller Collection
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 58 - Bronze Dichalk41 views410/404 – 341/323 B.C.
1.96 gm, 12 mm
Obv.: Laurate head of Apollo right with short hair
Rev.: ΔIXA/ΛKIH (vertically left/ right) Upright anchor with thich flukes and a rectangular stock. A to left and crayfish to right.
Topalov Apollonia p.596, 58

Topalov Type: "Apollo's Head – ΔIXA/ΛKIH Upright Anchor" Bronze Dichalk (410/404 - 341/323 B.C.)
Obv.: Laureate Apollo's head right, rarely left.
Rev.: ΔIXA (vertical left) / ΛKIH (vertical right), upright anchor in the midddle, at one side of which there is an image of a crab as an additional symbol, and the letter A at the other side. No magistrate's names on coins of this type.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 59 - Bronze Dichalk47 views410/404 – 341/323 B.C.
2.34 gm, 13.5 mm
Obv.: Laureate head of Apollo right with short hair
Rev.: AΠOΛΛONIATΩN ΔIXAΛKIH (around the images)
Upright anchor with thich flukes and a rectangular stock. A to left and crayfish to right.
Topalov Apollonia p.598, 59

Topalov Type: "Apollo's Head – AΠOΛΛONIATΩN ΔIXAΛKIH Upright Anchor" Bronze Dichalk (410/404 - 341/323 B.C.)
Obv.: Laureate Apollo's head right, rarely left.
Rev.: AΠOΛΛONIATΩN ΔIXAΛKIH (around the images)
Upright anchor in the middle, at one side of which there is an image of a crab as an additional symbol, and the letter A at the other side. No magistrate's names on coins of this type.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 59 - Bronze Dichalk28 views410/404 – 341/323 B.C.
2.17 gm, 13.3 mm
Obv.: Laureate head of Apollo right with short hair
Rev.: AΠOΛΛONIATΩN ΔIXAΛKIH (around the images)
Upright anchor with thich flukes and a rectangular stock. A to left and crayfish to right.
Topalov Apollonia p.598, 59

Topalov Type: "Apollo's Head – AΠOΛΛONIATΩN ΔIXAΛKIH Upright Anchor" Bronze Dichalk (410/404 - 341/323 B.C.)
Obv.: Laureate Apollo's head right, rarely left.
Rev.: AΠOΛΛONIATΩN ΔIXAΛKIH (around the images)
Upright anchor in the middle, at one side of which there is an image of a crab as an additional symbol, and the letter A at the other side. No magistrate's names on coins of this type.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 60 - Bronze Dichalk39 views410/404 – 341/323 B.C.
1.87 gm, 12 mm
Obv.: Laureate head of Apollo right with short hair
Rev.: Upright anchor with thich flukes and a rectangular stock; A to left and crayfish to right.
Topalov Apollonia p.598, 60

Topalov Type: "Apollo's Head – Upright Anchor" Bronze Dichalk (410/404 - 341/323 B.C.)
Obv.: Laureate Apollo's head right, rarely left.
Rev.: Upright anchor in the midddle, at one side of which there is an image of a crab as an additional symbol, and the letter A at the other side. No magistrate's names on coins of this type.
Jaimelai
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 61 - Bronze Chalk20 views410/404 – 341/323 B.C.
0.92 gm, 10 mm
Obv.: Laureate head of Apollo left
Rev.: Upright anchor with thick flukes and a rectangular stock. A to left and crayfish to right.
Topalov Apollonia p.598, 61

Topalov Type 61: “Apollo’s Head - Upright Anchor" – bronze chalk(?) (410/404-341/323 B.C.)
Obv.: Laureate Apollo r. or l. with short hair.
Rev.: Upright anchor with thick flukes and a rectangular stock. The letter A on one side and the additional symbol of a crab viewed from above on the other side between flukes and the stock. No magistrates' names on coins of this type
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 61 - Bronze Chalk11 views410/404 – 341/323 B.C.
1.04 gm, 9-10.5 mm
Obv.: Laureate head of Apollo right
Rev.: Upright anchor with thick flukes and a rectangular stock. A to left and crayfish to right.
Topalov Apollonia p.598, 61

Topalov Type 61: “Apollo’s Head - Upright Anchor" – bronze chalk(?) (410/404-341/323 B.C.)
Obv.: Laureate Apollo r. or l. with short hair.
Rev.: Upright anchor with thick flukes and a rectangular stock. The letter A on one side and the additional symbol of a crab viewed from above on the other side between flukes and the stock. No magistrates' names on coins of this type
Jaimelai
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 62 - Bronze Tetrachalk329 views410/404 – 341/323 B.C.
4.02 gm, 17 mm.
Obv: Laurate head of Apollo right with short hair
Rev.: Anchor; crayfish to left, A to right.
Topalov Apollonia p. 600, 62

Topalov Type: "Apollo's Head – Upright Anchor" Bronze Tetrachalk (410/404 - 341/323 B.C.)
Obv.: Laureate Apollo's head right hand, rarely left with short hair.
Rev.: Upright anchor with thick flukes and a rectangular stock. The letter A on one side and the additional symbol of a crab viewed from above on the other side between flukes and the stock. No magistrate's names on coins of this type.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 63 - Bronze Tetrachalk; Topalov 73 - with solar symbol countermark171 views350 B.C.
3.95 gm, 16.5-19 mm.
Obv.: Apollo seated left on omphalos, right hand resting on bow, left on omphalos
Round solar symbol countermark over Apollo's left hand
Rev.: Anchor; A and A[KOYΣY/]ΛEΩΣ (magistrate's name partially flattened by countermark blow on opposite side) to left, crayfish to right
Topalov Apollonia p.414, 1; p.600, 63
D. Sear, Greek coins and their values, Vol. 1, p. 165, 1658,
BMC Mysia Apollonia ad Rhyndacum, p. 10, 17 var (magistrate)

Topalov Type: "Apollo sitting on the Omphalos – Upright Anchor" Bronze Tetrachalk (about 350 B.C.)
Obv.: Apollo sitting on the omphalos, holding a bow in his right hand, his left hand hanging downwards or resting on the omphalos. Round solar symbol countermark over Apollo's left hand (second half of the 3rd c. B.C.)
Rev.: Magistrates' initials or names on the left or on the right. Upright anchor with thick flukes and a rectangular stock. The letter A on one side and the additional symbol of a crab viewed from above on the other side betwee flukes and the stock.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 94 - Bronze Dichalk16 viewsBeginning of 2nd century B.C.
2.50 gm, 14 mm.
Obv: Naked Apollo, full-face, standing and holding a laurel tree in his right hand and a bow with arrows in his left hand.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes and a rectangular stock. The letter A to left between fluke and the stock.
Topalov Apollonia p. 510, 1; p.620, 94 var., p.804-5;
SNG BM Black Sea 190

Topalov Type 94: Bronze coins of the type “Standing Apollo - Upright Anchor”, dichalk (?)
Obv.: Full-face naked Apollo, standing and holding a laurel tree and two arrows. The image represents the statue of Kalamis erected in the town.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes and a rectangular stock. The letter A l. and the additional symbol of a crab r. viewed from above on the other side between flukes and the stock.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov-102 - Bronze Tetrachalk188 viewsEnd of 2nd – Beginning of 1st century B.C.
5.58 gm, 18 mm.
Obv: Laurate head of Apollo right with hair in bun
Rev.: Upright anchor with thin flukes, its body represented as a sketch of two parallel lines and a thin straight stock; IH to left, crayfish to right.
Topalov Apollonia p. 626, 102, p.812

The letters "IH" replaced the "A" of Apollonia towards the end of the 2nd Century B.C. and is thought to be an abbreviation of IHTPOY (Healer) with the full meaning: “coins of the town of the god Healer”. The Healer or Bright Healer are epithets of Apollo.

Topalov Type 102: Bronze Tetrachalk(?) (end of the 2nd-beginning of the 1st c. B.C.) of the type “Apollo’s head with a bun of hair – upright anchor with thin flukes, IH, crab"
Obv.: Laurate head of Apollo right with hair in bun and a decorated ribbon
Rev.: Upright anchor with thin flukes, its body represented as a sketch of two parallel lines and a thin straight stock; IH to left, crayfish to right.
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov-102 - Bronze Tetrachalk35 viewsEnd of 2nd – beginning of 1st century B.C.
2.90 gm, 16.5 mm.
Obv: Laurate head of Apollo right with hair in bun and a decorated ribbon
Rev.: Upright anchor with thin flukes, its body represented as a sketch of two parallel lines and a thin straight stock; IH to left, crayfish to right.
Topalov Apollonia p. 626, 102, p.812

The letters IH replaced the A of Apollonia near the end of the 2nd century B.C. and is thought to be an abbreviation of IHTPOY (Healer) with the full meaning: “coins of the town of the god Healer”. The Healer or Bright Healer are epithets of Apollo.

Topalov Type 102: Bronze Tetrachalk(?) (end of the 2nd-beginning of the 1st c. B.C.) of the type “Apollo’s head with a bun of hair – upright anchor with thin flukes, IH, crab"
Obv.: Laurate head of Apollo right with hair in bun and a decorated ribbon
Rev.: Upright anchor with thin flukes, its body represented as a sketch of two parallel lines and a thin straight stock; IH to left, crayfish to right.
Jaimelai
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov-102 - Bronze Tetrachalk13 viewsEnd of 2nd – beginning of 1st century B.C.
3.38 gm, 19.45 mm
Obv: Laurate head of Apollo right with hair in bun and a decorated ribbon
Rev.: Upright anchor with thin flukes, its body represented as a sketch of two parallel lines and a thin straight stock; IH to left, crayfish to right; ΛΛ beneath stock
Topalov Apollonia p.525-7, 1-6 var.; p.626-7, 102 var., p.812; HGC 1341; SNG Bulgaria 2, 479-480

The letters IH replaced the A of Apollonia near the end of the 2nd century B.C. and is thought to be an abbreviation of IHTPOY (Healer) with the full meaning: “coins of the town of the god Healer”. The Healer or Bright Healer are epithets of Apollo.

Topalov Type 102: Bronze Tetrachalk(?) (end of the 2nd-beginning of the 1st c. B.C.) of the type “Apollo’s head with a bun of hair – upright anchor with thin flukes, IH, crab"
Obv.: Laurate head of Apollo right with hair in bun and a decorated ribbon
Rev.: Upright anchor with thin flukes, its body represented as a sketch of two parallel lines and a thin straight stock; IH to left, crayfish to right.
Jaimelai
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BCC g4 (BCC 4)131 viewsRoman Gem Stone
Caesarea Maritima
Eagle devouring Hare
Semi-Translucent Agate
12x8mm
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BCC LT7014 viewsLead Tessera
Caesarea Maritima
Roman 1st-4th Century CE
Obv: Horned animal (humpbacked
bull?), or bust? (rotated right 90 deg.)
Rev: Crab? in incuse circle, broken or
partially off-flan.
9 x 7.5 x 1.5mm. Weight: 0.47gm.
Axis:330? cf. Hamburger #21
and #22 (obv), and BCC LT47 (obv).
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BCC rgp41 (BCC 18)38 viewsAutonomous issue
Gabala-Syria
2nd - 1st cent BCE?
Obv:Bearded head to right (Poseidon?)
Rev:ΓΑΒΑΛΕΩΝ Crab holding crescent
in raised claws. Black patina.
AE 15x16mm. approx. 4.0g Axis:0
Possible references:
SNG München 826 or Mionnet, V, 233, 624
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Bruttium drachm99 viewsVeiled head of Hera Lakinia right, wearing polos; scepter over shoulder, feather to left

ΒΡΕΤΤΙΩΝ
Zeus standing left, right foot on ionic capital, holding scepter; crab to left, [tiny Γ between foot and scepter].

Second Punic War issue. Circa 216-214 BC.
3.88 g.

Arslan dies 12/17’; Scheu 68–77 var. (obv. symbol);

HN Italy 1969. VF, toned, struck with worn dies.

Rare issue with feather on obverse, unknown to Scheu.

Ex-CNG 407 lot 14, From the B. H. Webb Collection. Ex-Pipito Collection

Tough to photograph, much better in hand.
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Bruttium Terina53 viewsHead of ninph left

TEPI
Crab; above crescent.

Terina; c. 350-275 BC

4.01g

Rare
HNItaly 2646; SNG ANS 889.

Beautiful glossy black/brown patina

Ancient Terina was located on the north shore of the Gulf of Saint Euphemia, about 20 km (12 mi) from Lamezia Terme in Calabria, Italy.
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Bruttium, Kroton, c. 480-430 BC, Stater22 views6.88g, 20mm, 5h
ϘPO (retr.), tripod; crab at left.,
Rv. Incuse tripod; dolphin at right.
HNItaly 2100; SNG ANS 280. Rare.
Leo
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c. 425 - 406 B.C. Bronze hexas, Eagle on fish/ crab & two fishes16 viewsAkragas, Sicily, c. 425 - 406 B.C. Bronze hexas, Calciati I p. 189, 75, aF, Akragas mint, 6.490g, 19.7mm, 180o, c. 425 - 406 B.C.; obverse eagle right, wings open, standing on fish; reverse, crab, two fish below, upper head right, lower head left, pellets outside each claw. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Caria Telos, 350 BC.5 viewsCaria Telos, 350 BC.

Obverse: Head of Athena right, wearing Attic helmet

Reverse: crab


9mm 1.53 grams
Macedonian Warrior
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Caria, Kos258 viewsCirca 250 BC1 commentsGhengis_Jon
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Caria, Kos9 views
CARIA. Kos. Ae (Circa 250-210 BC). Anaxip-, magistrate. Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin. Rev: ΚΩΙ / ΑΝΑΞΙΠ. Crab. SNG von Aulock 2755 var. (magistrate); HGC 6, 1338.
ecoli
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Carian Islands, Kos14 viewsKos 300-190 BC.  AR Tetradrachm (14.55 gm). Head of Herakles r., wearing lionskin headdress / Crab, bow in bow case below. KΩION above, ΛEΩΔAMAΣ (magistrate) below, all within square with dotted border. aEF.  Pegasi Auction VI (2002) #177. SNG Cop. 627; SNG Delepierre 2729; SNG Berry 1116; HGC 6 #1308 (S); Ingvaldsen XIV 284, 52c (same dies); Requier 44a (same reverse die). 1 commentsChristian T
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Celtic Britain, Durotriges (Circa 58 BC-45 AD)17 viewsStater, Abstract (Cranborne Chase) type

5.26g

Obverse: Devolved head of Apollo right

Reverse: Disjointed horse left; pellets above, [pellet below], pellet in lozenge above tail, [zigzag and pellet pattern between two parallel exergue lines].

Van Arsdell 1235-1; BMC 2525-54.

The Durotriges ("dwellers by the water" or, perhaps, "water-rat kings") were well known for their continental trade and hill forts. They were the only tribe who did not add inscriptions to their coins, perhaps indicative of decentralized rule among multiple hill-fort based tribes using a common currency, and the only tribe to strike a stater in silver.

The history of the Durotriges can be divided into two broad phases, an early phase, roughly 100-60 B.C. and a late phase from 60 B.C. until the Roman conquest. The early phase was a time of rapid development brought about by overseas trade, while the late phase was a time of retraction, isolation and economic impoverishment. The economic decline is dramatically portrayed by the progressive debasement of their coinage, particularly when you compare the magnificent white-gold Craborne Chase staters of ca. 50-40 B.C. with the crude cast bronze Hengistbury coins of ca. A.D. 10-43.

The Durotriges resisted Roman invasion in AD 43, and the historian Suetonius records some fights between the tribe and the second legion Augusta, then commanded by Vespasian. By 70 AD, the tribe was already Romanised and securely included in the Roman province of Britannia.
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Crab434 viewsObverse: Herakles standing right, holding club
Reverse: Crab, Punic letters below
Mint : Island of Tunisia
Date : 2nd Century BC
Reference : SNG Cop-477-8
Weight : 6.87g
Dealer : HJB
Acquired: 30/04/04
Size :AE 20
Comments : Legend says that while Herakles fought the Hydra the goddess Hera sent down a giant crab which attacked his feet
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crab24 viewsCaria, Kos ca 250 BC (SG5012)Ghengis_Jon
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Crab (?)156 viewsCaria, Mylasa, 2nd cent. B.C. AE-15 mm, 3.72 grs. AV: Horse trotting to right; round CM. RV: [MULA] / SEWN on either side of trident and labrys. CM: Possibly Crab (?). Collection: Mueller.Automan
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EB0172 Eagle / Crab7 viewsAgrigentum, SICILY, AE Hemilitron, 425-406 BC.
Obverse: Eagle standing right on dead hare.
Reverse: Crab; sea serpent [and conch below], three dots in left field, [three dots in right field].
References: Cf. BMC 93; GROSE 2064; Calciati 17.
Diameter: 32mm, Weight: 22.83.
EB
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Elis, Olympia, 83rd-85th Olympiads, 448-440 BC, AR Stater 17 views Eagle flying right, grasping a snake with its talons and its beak; two countermarks (crab and mule's leg).
F-A Thunderbolt with volutes and wings.

Seltman 76 (same dies AS/βς Seltman pl. III); BCD Olympia 372.1 (this coin); HGC 5, 306 (R2). Zeus Mint 448-440 BC (83rd-85th Olympiads).

(24 mm, 11.71 g, 2h).
Harlan J Berk Buy or Bid Sale 175, 7 July 2011, 144; ex- BCD Collection: Leu Numismatik AG 90, 10 May 2004, 327.1.

Although the tip of the beak of the eagle is off-flan, it remains a portrayal with a great deal of elegance. Seltman’s obverse die AS was used to strike 8 emissions – Seltman 75-82. This is the fourth known example of Seltman 76 and the only one outside a museum collection.
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Gloucestershire 3827 viewsObv: INDUSTRY LEADS TO HONOUR, a shield standing before an apple tree.

Rev: SEVERAL THOUSANDS YOUNG HEALTHY & FINE CRAB APPLE & PEAR STOCKS RAISED FROM THE KERNAL TO BE SOLD BY J • MORSE NEWENT GLOCESTERSHIRE 1796 spiraling to the center.

Edge: PAYABLE AT NEWENT

Half Penny Conder Token

Dalton & Hamer: Gloucestershire 38
SPQR Coins
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GREEK, Caria, Kos, AE1118 viewsCaria,kos
AE 11mm

obv: head of herakles right
rev: crab
seaotter
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GREEK, Kos, Caria, AR Drachm19 views63328. , cf. BMC Caria p. 198, 44 ff., SNG Cop 636 ff., SNGvA 2756 - 2757, SNG Keckman 293 - 294, Fine/Fair,
3.120 g,
14.1 mm,
Cos mint, c. 357 - 166 B.C.;
obverse bearded head of Herakles right, wearing Nemean lion scalp headdress; reverse KWION, crab, magistrates name and club below, all within square dot border; (Ex FORVM)


"Herakles was travelling by sea when Hera, who hated him, sent a storm, sinking his boats. Hercules and only a few friends survived, swimming to Kos. Once ashore they asked a shepherd for food and shelter. The shepherd refused and insulted Hercules and they fought. People from nearby Antimachia joined the fight against Hercules. Hercules and his friends slipped into a house, disguised as women, and escaped. Another town welcomed Hercules and declared war on Antimachia. Hercules killed the king of Antimachia and married the newly elected king's sister, Halkiopi. Their son, Thessalos, would later be the king of Kos and Nisyros."
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Greek, Mysia, Priapos, (300-200 B.C.), AE-11, SNG von Aulock 7526, A above, ΠΡI below, Crab.192 viewsMysia, Priapos, (300-200 B.C.), AE-11, SNG von Aulock 7526, A above, ΠΡI below, Crab.
avers: Laureate head of Apollo right.
revers: A above, ΠΡI below, Crab.
exerg:-/-//--, diameter: 11,0mm, weight: 1,34g, axes:7h,
mint: Mysia, Pergamon,
date: 300-200 B.C., ref: SNG von Aulock 7526, Winterthur 2680.,
Q-001
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GREEK, Terina, Bruttium (Italia), AE 1863 viewsAe18, 4.1 gm, 16.8 mm, 350-275BC, Sear (GC) 697
Obv: Anepigraphic with female head, left, wearing earring and necklace, hair rolled.
Rev: TEPI
Crab with claws extended, crescent above and legend below.
Massanutten
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Himera. Tyranny of Theron & Thrasydaios13 viewsSicily, Himera. 480-470 BC. AR Didrachm (8.79 gm). Cock standing l. HIMERA to l. / Crab.  nEF.  Westermark & Jenkins Himera #4; SNG ANS 4 #155ff; SNG Cop 1 #302-303; SNG Lloyd 1011-1012; BMC 2 24; ACNAC: Dewing 613-614, Rosen 55; HGC 2 #438. cf. Nomos 1 #20 (same dies).
Theron of Akragas and Gelon of Syracuse defeated Carthage in the Battle of Himera in 480 BC. Theron deposed the local tyrant of Himera and ruled over the city. The pairing of the crowing rooster on the obverse (Himera’s name means ‘day break’) and the crab of Akragas on the reverse aptly captures this political situation. Theron's son, Thrasydaios, succeeded him as tyrant in 472 BC, but Thrasydaios was defeated in battle by Hieron of Syracuse in 470 BC. The Carthaginians had their revenge in 408 BC when Himera was utterly destroyed.
1 commentsAnaximander
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HIPPOCAMPUS133 viewsAR denarius. 72 BC. 3,78 grs. Bust of Amphitrite right,seen from behind letter C before, symbol (crab) behind / Neptune,brandishing trident, in sea chariot right,drawn by two hippocamps,above C.
Q.CREPER.M.F. / ROCVS in two lines below.
Craw 399/1b. RSC Crepereia 2. CNR Crepereia 2/3.
1 commentsbenito
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Ionia, Ephesus: Anonymous (ca. 2nd-3rd Century CE) Pb Tessera (Gülbay-Kireç 40a)10 viewsObv: Hermit crab right; below, grain ear right
Rev: Blank
Quant.Geek
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Islands of Tunisia - Crab47 viewsIslands of Tunisia, Second Century BC, AE 16, 3.19g. SNG Cop-477-8. Obv: Herakles stg. r., Punic letters before. Rx: Crab, Punic letters belowBolayi
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Kos11 viewsCaria Kos 300-190 BC

Obverse:Head of Herakles right wearing lion's skin
Reverse:ΚΩΙΩΝ;Crab at center magistrates name below

10.58mm 1.14gm

SNG Cop 650

Similar with Alexander "Herakles" obverse
maik
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Kos - AR Obol4 views500-480 BC
crab
quadripartite incuse square
SNG Copenhagen 615-6 (diobols); HGC 6, 1297; BMC 5; SNG Kayhan 903.

ex Naumann
Johny SYSEL
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Kos, Islands off Caria77 views337 – 330 B.C.
Bronze Æ 16
2.71 gm, 15-16.5 mm
Obv.: Head of young Herakles right,
wearing lion's skin
Rev.: Crab, KΩI(?)
BMC Caria p.203, 102 var.;
HGC 6, 1336
4 commentsJaimelai
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Lopadusa59 viewsLopadusa, island off Sicily (2nd century BC).
Attribution to this mint is uncertain however.
Some scholars believe the mint was in North Africa instead.

obv: naked warrior standing right
rev: crab; punic letters below

Montenegro #5804, (cross ref. to SNG Cop (Nord Africa) #477)
Lindgren (European Mints) 667; listed under "Island between Sicily and Tunisia, uncertain mints"
Calciati #4
Rare R2
1 commentsTanit
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Macedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 1837, Colophon, AR-Drachm, Zeus seated on throne left, 112 viewsMacedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 1837, Colophon, AR-Drachm, Zeus seated on throne left,
avers: Head of beardless Heracles right wearing lion-skin headdress.
reverse: AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Zeus seated on stool-throne left, eagle on outstretched right hand, scepter in left hand, lion-head left, below crescent, crab-claw beneath throne.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,0mm, weight: 2,23(x2)g, axes: 1h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Alexander III, The Great, Colophon mint, date: posthumous, c. 301 - c. 297 B.C., ref: Price 1837,
Q-001
quadrans
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Macrinus - Gabala11 viewsAR tetradrachm
217-218 AD
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind
AVT·KAI·M·OΠ·C ··· E·MAKPINOC
eagle facing, head left, wreath in beak, date palm right, crescent over crab below
ΔHMAPX EΞ VΠATOC Π Π
Prieur 1089
14,8g
ex Aurea
Johny SYSEL
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Massalia, période préclassique, -460/-44010 viewsObole au crabe
Argent, 0,85 g, 9 mm.
Av./ Tête d'Apollon à gauche au crobylos.
Rv./ Crabe à 8 pattes, grènetis.
Réfs : OBM-Ia ; Maurel 192-200
Gabalor
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Massalia, période préclassique, -460/-44010 viewsObole au crabe/M
Argent, 0,80 g, 10 mm.
Av./ Tête d'apollon au crobylos à gauche.
Rv./ Crabe à 8 pattes, M dessous.
Réfs : OBM-Ic ; Maurel 202-217
Gabalor
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Moesia inferior, Tomis, Philip II & Serapis AMNG 361949 viewsPhilipp II AD 244-246
AE 27, 11.91g
obv. [M I]OVLFILIPPOC KAI / CAR AVG
confronted busts of Philipp II and Serapis
rev. MHTROPONT - OV TOMEWC (WC ligated)
Homonoia, in himation and long chiton, wearing kalathos, std. frontal, head l.,
holding Patera in extended r. hand and Cornucopiae with crab(?) in r. arm
Regling, AMNG I, 2, p.913, no.3619 (attr. by Pat Lawrence)
rare, F+/about VF

One of the latest provincial coins of Tomis.
Jochen
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Motya - AR litra22 viewsc. 400-397 BC
head of Nymph facing, slightly right, wearing necklace
crab, fish above
'alep waw tet mem
Jenkins, Punic, pl. 23, 6; Campana 24a; HGC 2, 937
0,70g
ex Roma
1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Mysia, Priapos, (300-200 B.C.), AE-11, SNG von Aulock 7526, A above, ΠΡI below, Crab.141 viewsMysia, Priapos, (300-200 B.C.), AE-11, SNG von Aulock 7526, A above, ΠΡI below, Crab.
avers: Laureate head of Apollo right.
revers: A above, ΠΡI below, Crab.
exerg:-/-//--, diameter: 11,0mm, weight: 1,34g, axes:7h,
mint: Mysia, Pergamon,
date: 300-200 B.C., ref: SNG von Aulock 7526, Winterthur 2680.,
Q-001
quadrans
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Neptune and Amphytrite151 viewsAR denarius. 72 BC. 3,78 grs. Bust of Amphytrite right,seen from behind letter C before, symbol (crab) behind / Neptune,brandishing trident, in sea chariot right,drawn by two hippocamps,above C.Q.CREPER.M.F. / ROCVS in two lines below.
Craw 399/1b. RSC Crepereia 2. CNR Crepereia 2/3.

Amphytrite daughter of Nereid and Doris was courted by Neptune. But she fled from his advances to Atlas, at the farthest ends of the sea. There the dolphin of Neptune sought her through the islands of the sea, and finding her, spoke persuasively on behalf of Poseidon. As Hyginus writes he was rewarded by being placed among the stars as the constellation Delphinus.












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Phraates IV., 38 - 2 BC17 viewsAE 10, 2,24gr., 9,69mm;
Sellw. 52.63, Shore 551;
mint: Laodikeia ?, axis: 12h
obv.: bare-headed, right, w/diadem; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short pointed beard; royal wart;
rev.: a crab viewed from above; traces of 2 lines of legend visible, but in the right field, the monogr. Λ is either faintly visible, off the flan, or not there;

ex: P. Pavlou, UK.
Schatz
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Pinnixia galliheri11 viewsThe Pinnixia galliheri is an extinct type of Pea crab from California that was found during the Miocene epoch (23.03 to 5.3 million years ago). They are somewhat small (the fossil is about 2.5cm across from the legs). SpongeBob
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Pinnixia galliheri 18 viewsThe Pinnixia galliheri is an extinct type of Pea crab from California that was found during the Miocene epoch (23.03 to 5.3 million years ago). They are somewhat small (the fossil is about 2.5cm across from the legs). 1 commentsSpongeBob
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Q.CREPEREIUS M.f. ROCUS41 viewsAR denarius. 72 BC. 3,78 grs. Bust of Amphitrite right,seen from behind letter C before, symbol (crab) behind / Neptune,brandishing trident, in sea chariot right,drawn by two hippocamps,above C.
Q.CREPER.M.F. / ROCVS in two lines below.
Craw 399/1b. RSC Crepereia 2. CNR Crepereia 2/3.

3 commentsbenito
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Q.CREPEREIUS M.f.ROCUS71 viewsAR denarius. 72 BC. 3,78 grs. Bust of Amphitrite right,seen from behind letter C before, symbol (crab) behind / Neptune,brandishing trident, in sea chariot right,drawn by two hippocamps,above C.
Q.CREPER.M.F. / ROCVS in two lines below.
Craw 399/1b. RSC Crepereia 2. CNR Crepereia 2/3.
1 commentsbenito
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Sicily Akragas circa 400-380 BC AE hemilitron 26mm 17.66g 12h SNG ANS 1097-110120 viewsHorned head of river-god left,wearing taenia/Eagle standing left on Ionic column,head reverted,in left field crab,in right field value mark.Grant H
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Sicily Akragas circa 416-406 BC AE hemilitron 28.6 mm 19.35g 1 h11 viewsEagle standing right,head raised,wings spread,on hare,cicada to right/Crab,below triton right blowing conch,six pellets around {mark of value}.Westemark Coinage Period III,series 1,613 {O02/R2}CNS 32,HGC 2,131.Grant H
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SICILY, AKRAGAS26 views425 - 406 BC
AE Hexas 19 mm max. 6.91 g
O: Eagle with hare in talons, right
R: Crab, with pellet outside of each claw, two fish beneath;
Sicily, Akragas; cf Calciati I. 186,63; BMC Sicily p. 17, 107 ff.; SNG Cop 79 ff.,
laney
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SICILY, Akragas90 viewsSICILY, Akragas. Before 406 BC. Æ Tetras (20mm, 9.16 gm). Eagle right, clutching dead hare in its talons / Crab; three pellets and crayfish left below. Calciati I pg. 180, 54; SNG ANS 1034ff.. Near VF/VF, dark green patina, old gouge in obverse patina. From the Tony Hardy Collection. Ex-CNG B8FVAF1 commentsecoli
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Sicily, Akragas Hexas18 views425-406 BC. AE
AKPA, eagle with head lowered standing right on hare./ Crab with two tunny fish right below, two dots on either side of crab
SNG ANS 1053-154
DarkRain
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Sicily, Akragas, (410-406 B.C.), AR-Hemidrachm, SNG ANS 1003ff, Akragas, Crab,64 viewsSicily, Akragas, (410-406 B.C.), AR-Hemidrachm, SNG ANS 1003ff, Akragas, Crab,
avers:- Eagle left, clutching dead hare in its talons.
revers:- Crab; fish right below.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 14-15,5mm, weight: 1,74g, axis: 0h,
mint: Sicily, Akragas, date: 410-406 B.C., ref: Crawford-53b-1 SNG-Cop-57, SNG-ANS-1003ff,
Q-001
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Sicily, Akragas, BMC Sicily 99 var.27 viewsSicily, Akragas mint, hemilitron, c. 425 - 406 B.C. AE, 15.02g 25mm, Calciati I p. 165, 10, BMC Sicily 99 var.
O: AKPA, eagle with wings spread, r., holds in its claws supine hare, which it attacks with its beak, plain border
R: crab, crayfish left below, six pellets around
1 commentscasata137ec
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Sicily, Akragas, litra42 views10mm, 0.59g
obv: AKPA; eagle standing left
rev: ΛI; crab
areich
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SICILY, Akragas. 5 viewsÆ Onkia, 16mm, 3.8g, 12h; 425-406 BC,
Obv.: AKP-A, Eagle right, with head turned back; below fish, in left field, fly.
Rev.: Crab, above pellet, below conch shell.
Reference: CNS I 84; SNG ANS 1062 var. (obv. type left) / 17-118-151
John Anthony
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Sicily, Akragas. (Circa 425-406 BC)26 viewsAE Tetras

19 mm, 7.6 g

Obverse: AKPA (AKRA) to left, eagle, head lowered, wings spread, standing right on hare

Reverse: Crab, beneath, three pellets (each representing 1/12 of the value of a Litra), in exergue, crayfish left.

CNS I. 178, 50; HGC 2, 140.

Akragas was a wealthy and powerful Greek state on the southern coast of Sicily, second only to Syracuse in importance. The city was famous for its lavish building projects, proudly displaying its wealth in the form of numerous massive temples, many of which still stand today.

The early designs of the coinage of Akragas remained consistent for nearly a century, depicting Zeus’ standing eagle on the obverse and a crab on the reverse. As their societies matured, the aristocratic rulers of Akragas and its surrounding cities became highly competitive in the artistic beauty of the coinage they produced, resulting in a flourishing numismatic arms race.

Around 415 BC, a dramatic shift took place, reinvigorating all denominations of their coinage. The designs became much more intricate, and the new coins have been ranked as some of the most beautiful coinage ever produced.

Unfortunately, the wealth of Akragas was not enough to protect it from the brutality of the Carthaginians, who sacked the city in 406 BC, an attack from which they never fully recovered and which put an abrupt end to this beautiful period of coinage.
1 commentsNathan P
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Taras, Calabria52 views4th-3rd century BC
AR Diobol (12mm, 1.13g)
O: Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with Skylla.
R: Herakles kneeling right, wrestling the Nemean lion; crab above, club behind.
HN Italy 976; Vlasto ----; Cote ---; SNG France ----; McGill ---
Scarce
ex Pavlos S. Pavlou

A scarce variety with the crab control mark, unlisted in most major references.
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