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Argolis,_Epidauros_Hemidrachm.jpg
Argolis, Epidauros ca. 250-240 BC, AR Hemidrachm22 viewsLaureate head of Asklepios left; Θ re-cut over an effaced E behind.
EΠ monogram within wreath.

HGC 5, 729; Requier Monnayage Series 4 [2], 202 (this coin) dies D2/R3, weight recorded as 2.34 g on BCD tag = Requier 2, 202); BCD Peloponnesos 1243-44 (same dies); Dewing 1931 (same dies).

(16 mm, 2.35 g, 7h).

Struck from worn dies as are all examples of this the last civic hemidrachm issue of Epidauros.

CNG Classical Numismatic Review XXXIX, 1, Spring 2014, 976803 from the BCD Collection; ex-1979/80 Epidauros Hoard (CH VII, 69).

This emission was the last civic silver issue struck by Epidauros. It was struck on a reduced weight standard that was adopted throughout most of the Peloponnesos from around 250 BC. It utilized an obverse die from the preceding emission on which the Θ mint control (D2) was re-cut over the earlier E mint control (D1). In 243 BC the last of pro-Macedonian tyrants that had ruled Epidauros for the previous fifty years was forced to step aside by Aretos of Sikyon, the strategos of the Achaean League. This event probably bought to an end the civic silver issues of Epidauros, although bronze civic coinage continued down to ca. 200 BC. After this, a few Epidauran issues in silver and bronze, conforming to Achaean League standards, were made in the period leading up to the defeat of the League by Rome in 146 BC
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Argolis,_Epidauros_Hemidrachm___Requier_183_(this_coin).jpg
Argolis, Epidauros ca. 250-240 BC, AR Hemidrachm 15 viewsLaureate head of Asklepios left, E behind.
EΠ monogram within wreath.
HGC 5, 729; Requier Monnayage Series 3 [2], 183 (this coin) dies D1/R3; BCD Peloponnesos 1242 (same dies).

(15 mm, 1.98 g, 10h).
Gorny & Mosch 225, 15 Oct. 2014, 1494; ex- Kricheldorf 39, Feb. 1987, 62; ex-1979/80 Epidauros Hoard (CH VII, 69).

Struck on the reduced weight standard introduced around 250 BC. From the same dies as the following example (Requier 202) on which the E of the obverse has been re-cut to a Θ.
n.igma
Argolis,_Epidauros_AR_Hemidrachm.jpg
Argolis, Epidauros ca. 290/80-260 BC, AR Hemidrachm30 viewsLaureate head of Asklepios left.
EΠ monogram within wreath.

HGC 5, 722 (R1); Requier Monnayage Series 2 [1], 124 (this coin; dies D4/R4); BCD Peloponnesos 1232-33 (same dies); Winterhur 2221 (same dies).
Hoard patina - an uncleaned example from the Epidauros Hoard.

(19.3 mm, 2.38 g, 3h).
Requier, Pierre. Le monnayage d'Épidaure à la lumière d'un nouveau trésor. Revue Suisse de Numismatique, 72, 1993, p. 29-46.
ex- BCD Collection; ex-1979/80 Epidauros Hoard (CH VII, 69).

Until the discovery of the Epidauros hoard, the hemidrachms of Epidauros were exceedingly rare, a handful of examples being known. The Epidauros hoard brought an additional 145 examples to light. Most of the specimens found in the market in the last thirty years originated from the hoard, including the four examples in this collection. Alan Walker and BCD divided Requier’s catalogue into four series, versus the two originally detailed in the latter. The Requier Series number as quoted in the attribution reflects the subdivision of the Epidauros emissions by Alan Walker and BCD, while the bracketed number is the original series number of Requier.
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Argolis,_Epdiauros_AE_Chalkous.jpg
Argolis, Epidauros, ca. 300-250 BC, Æ Chalkous13 viewsLaureate head of Asklepios right.
E within laurel wreath. HGC 5, 740; BCD Peloponnesos 1245-1248; SNG Copenhagen 120; BMC 20.

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

One of the finest known examples of this diminutive bronze.
n.igma
troizen_commodus_BCDpel1341_2.jpg
Argolis, Troizen, Commodus, BCD Peloponnesos 1341.2 (plate coin)245 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 21mm, 9.61 g
obv. [M AVR KOMMO]DOC AV[G]
Laureate head right
rev. [TROI - ZHNIWN]
Hippolytus standing facing, head left, holding spear and ?; his dog at feet(?)
BCD Peloponnesos 1341.2 (this coin); NCP p.162, 7 (this coin) Thanks to BCD!
extremely rare, VF, black green patina with traces of lighter olive overtones, light roughness
Pedigree:
ex BCD coll.
ex A. Rhousopoulos coll.
ex LHS 96, 8./9. May 2006

A note from BCD: Troizen must have enjoyed a special status under Commodus, as did Aigion, Megara and Pagai. These cities and Epidauros are the only ones that issued non-Severan coins in the Peloponnesos, with the exception of the well-established mints of like Corinth, Patrai, Elis, Argos and Lakedaimon.

For more informations see the thread 'Coins of mythological interest'
1 commentsJochen
Argolis_Epidauros_Hemidrachm~0.jpg
GREEK, Argolis, Epidauros ca. 290/80-260 BC, AR Hemidrachm - HGC 5, 722204 viewsLaureate head of Asklepios left. / EΠ monogram within wreath.
Requier Monnayage, Series 2 [1], 137 (D4/R5; this coin); BCD Peloponnesos 1234 (same dies); SNG Copenhagen 116 (same dies); HGC 5, 722 (R1).
(14 mm, 2.50 g, 9h)
CNG; ex-BCD Collection; ex-1979/80 Epidaurus Hoard (CH VII, 69)
3 commentsLloyd T
Uncertain_Peloponnesos,_Alexander_the_Great,_Ar_Tetradrachm_-_Price_763.jpg
Kings of Macedon, Demetrios I Poliorketes (?), 306-283 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Uncertain Peloponnesos Mint, possibly Epidauros, 300-287 BC17 viewsHead of Herakles right wearing lion skin headdress.
AΛΕΞANΔPOY Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, Φ to left, EΠ monogram beneath throne.

Price 763 (“this coin cited” per dealer’s ticket- Schindel); Meydancikkale 192; Prokesch-Osten (2) 31.
Uncertain Peloponnesos Mint, possibly Epidauros 300-287 BC.

(25 mm, 16.96 g, 12h)

SCHINDEL, P., ‘Un tétradrachme inédit d'Antigone Gonatas (277/276 - 240/239)’, Bulletin du Cercle d'Etudes Numismatiques CENB 25.2 (1988), 25-28.

Elsen 119, 7 December 2013, 100: ex- P. Schindel Collection

Price suggested that the EΠ monogram of this coin might be the ethnic of Epidauros. He dated this issue to ca. 280-250 BC. However, two specimens with light wear found in Commerce “Seleucus I” 2005 Hoard, buried circa 282/1 BC, imply a date for this issue in the early third century BC. During this period Epidauros was ruled by pro-Macedonian tyrants and the date suggests a possible association with the presence of Demetrios I Poliorketes in the northern Peloponnesos in the period 300-287 BC. Based on the five known examples of the type, the emission was struck from a single obverse and two reverse dies. On the first of these reverse dies the Φ is missing. The progression of a die break on the scalp of the lion skin headdress indicates that the coins from the reverse bearing the Φ were struck after those without the Φ. The Φ thus represents a later addition to epigraphy of the type, suggesting that the EΠ monogram is the primary control and thus possibly the abbreviated ethnic of Epidauros as suggested by Price.
n.igma
troizen_commodus_BCDpel1341_2+.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Argolis, Troizen, Commodus, BCD Peloponnesos 1341.2 (plate coin)67 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 21mm, 9.61 g
obv. [M AVR KOMMO]DOC AV[G]
Laureate head right
rev. [TROI - ZHNIWN]
Hippolytus standing facing, head left, holding spear and ?; his dog at feet(?)
ref. BCD Peloponnesos 1341.2 (this coin); NCP p.162, 7 (this coin) Thanks to BCD!
extremely rare, VF, black green patina with traces of lighter olive overtones, light roughness
Pedigree:
ex BCD coll.
ex A. Rhousopoulos coll.
ex LHS 96, 8./9. May 2006

A note from BCD: Troizen must have enjoyed a special status under Commodus, as did Aigion, Megara and Pagai. These cities and Epidauros are the only ones that issued non-Severan coins in the Peloponnesos, with the exception of the well-established mints of like Corinth, Patrai, Elis, Argos and Lakedaimon.
Jochen
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