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101 viewsJulia Domna
Stobi, Macedonia
2 Assaria
Obv. Dr bust r, IVLIA · AV-GVSTA round
Rev. Nike walking r, palm over l shoulder, wreath in raised r hand, wheel at her feet, MVNICIP - STOBENSIV round.
5.08 gm, 23 mm
5 commentsManzikert
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67 viewsJulia Domna
Stobi, Macedonia
2 assaria
Obv. Dr bust r, IVLIA - AVGV[STA] round.
Rev. Nike walking l, palm over l shoulder, wreath in raised r hand, wheel at her feet, MVNICI STO - BEN round.
5.57 gm, 23 mm
Cohen IV 266-267, BMCG 8
1 commentsManzikert
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85 viewsJulia Domna
Stobi, Macedonia
2 assaria
Obv. Dr bust r, IVLIA - AVGVSTA round.
Rev. Nike walking r, palm over l shoulder, wreath in raised r hand, MVNIC - S - TOBEN round
6.05 gm, 23 mm
Cohen IV 269, SNG Cop 332, Josifovski 212, same dies (V63, R68), citing Vienna 9885 [from whitetd49]
2 commentsManzikert
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20 viewsAR Denarius - L. MARCIVS PHILIPPVS - 113-112 BC. - Gens Μarcia - Mint of Rome
Obv.: Head of Philip V right wearing Macedonian helmet; ROMA monogram and simpulum behind, Φ forward
Rev.: Equestrian statue right, flower below horse; L. PHILIPPVS in a tablet. XVI (in monogram) in ex.
Gs. 3,6 mm. 18,3
Crawford 293/1; Sear RCV 170
Maxentius
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51 viewsDenarius - 125 BC (Grueber 124/103 BC) - Mint of Rome
MN ACILIVS BALBVS - Gens Acilia
Obv.: Helmeted head of Roma right; XVI in monogram before, BALBVS behind, ROMA below, within laurel wreath
Rev.:Jupiter & Victory in quadriga right; Macedonian shield below the horses. In ex. MN (in monogram) ACILI
Gs. 3,8 mm. 18,4
Craw. 271/1, Sear RCV .147, BMRRC 1019

1 commentsMaxentius
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24 viewsLooks to me like a *very* beat-up Macedonian Alex III
'standard' type - Alexander in lion-skin headdress on
obverse, bow-case and club on reverse with some
inscription (often ALEXANDROY) in between them.
This might be the 1/2-size of the typical 5-7gm
20mm piece. Coin #630
cars100
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37 viewsMacedonia, Pella AE21. 158-149 BC. Bust of Pan / Athena Alkidemos advancing right. Ref.Sear 1445

( I was given this coin as a bonus by an experienced collector / dealer, to attempt electrolysis on, he had been attempting to clean it with conventional methods for 1½ years, however it remained a nugget... I know some members will object, but 10 minuets in the bath of evil, and the crust just flaked off revealing a pretty and detailed coin!!! How I wish it was always so easy!!)
Lee S
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98 viewsHistory of Thessalian League
The Thessalian League/confederacy was made up of several cities in the Thessalian valley in Northern Greece. This area was completely surrounded by mountains and isolated except for a few passes. It was one of the few areas of Greece self-sufficient in grain and produced livestock and horses. Thessaly had the best calvary in Greece. The league was frequently weakened by intercity rivalries and lost its strength in the 5th century BC. The league was re-established in 374 BC by the tyrant Jason. He was assassinated in 370 BC, when it became evident that he had plans of conquest against the rest of Greece. After the death of Jason, there was infighting in the league and some of the cities requested help from Philip II of Macedon to settle the rivalries, which he accomplished in 353 BC. A few years later (344 BC), Philip II simply took control of the entire area. Thessaly remained under Macedonian control until Macedonia was defeated by the Romans in 197 BC. A new league was established in 196 BC. The league continued until 146 BC, then became part of the Roman province of Macedonia.
Antonivs Protti
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93 viewsMacedonian Kingdom, Perseus, 179 - 168 B.C., Pseudo-Rhodian Coinage; Silver drachm, Ashton Pseudo-Rhodian Mainland pp. 29 - 30, Larissa Hoard p. 241 (N. Greece), SNG Keckman 793 - 795 (Thessaly), SNG Cop suppl. 358 (Peraea Rodia), EF, rose toning on luster, uncertain Thessaly mint, weight 2.675g, maximum diameter 16.8mm, die axis 180o, magistrate Hermias, c. 171 - 170 B.C.; obverse head of Helios facing slightly right; reverse ERMIAS (magistrate), rose, with bud right, I - W flanking stem

Ex: Forum (coin and picture)
6 commentspaul1888
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24 viewsCeltic, Bastarnae Tribe, Thrace, c. 220 - 160 B.C., Imitative of Macedonian Kingdom Type

The Bastarnae were an important ancient people of uncertain, but probably mixed Germanic-Celtic-Sarmatian, ethnic origin, who lived between the Danube and the Dnieper (Strabo, Geography, VII, 3,17) during the last centuries B.C. and early centuries A.D. The etymology of their name is uncertain, but may mean 'mixed-bloods' (compare 'bastard'), as opposed to their neighbours the East Germanic Scirii, the 'clean-' or 'pure-bloods.'

32899. Bronze AE 16, imitative of SNG Cop 1299 (Macedonian Kingdom, time of Philip V and Perseus, 221 - 168 B.C.), Fair/Fine, 2.168g, 16.3mm, obverse Celtic-style bust of river-god Strymon right; reverse Trident
Patrick O3
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34 viewsMacedonian Kingdom, Philip II, 359 - 336 B.C. Obv. Diademed head of Apollo right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ, nude young male rider on horse prancing right.Lee S
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16 viewsMacedonia under Roman rule. Gaius Publius Quaestor. 148-146BC. AE19mm. Obv. Athena in crested helmet. Rev. Grazing cow right. GAIOY TAMIOU. SNG ´Cop. 1323Lee S
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16 viewsMacedonia, Thessalonica, AE20. Head of young Dionysos right, wreathed in ivy / goat or stag standing rightLee S
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35 viewsMacedonian Kingdom. Perseus. 179-168 B.C. AR drachm (15 mm, 2.60 g, 12 h). ca. 171/0 B.C. Aristokrates, magistrate. Head of Helios facing slightly right / P-O, rose with bud to left; in left field, club; above, magistrate's name: [ΑΡΙ]ΣΤΟΚΡΑΤΗΣ. R. J. H. Ashton, ""Clubs, Thunderbolts, Torches, Stars and Caducei: more Pseudo-Rhodian Drachms from Mainland Greece and the Islands,"" NC 162 (2002), 17 (A6/P5; this coin). Toned. Very fine.
Ex Naville V (18 June 1923), 2669. British Museum Duplicate, Ex: British Museum


The Pseudo-Rhodian drachms were struck, probably by the Macedonians under Perseus but possibly by the Romans, to pay for Mercenaries from Crete and Rhodes who would have been familiar with Rhodian coinage. The coins in the name of the magistrate Aristokrates with the club symbol in the field is the largest known individual issue of pseudo-Rhodian drachms from the Third Macedonian War, and used at least twenty-nine obverse dies.
paul1888
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32 viewsTHRACE, Odessos. Circa 280-225 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 16.44 g, 11h). In the name and types of Alexander III of Macedonia. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, monogram above civic monogram. Topalov, Odesos 23; Price 1151; HGC 3.2, 1584. Quant.Geek
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4 Caligula AE16 of Cassandrea15 viewsCassandrea, Macedonia
AE16, Time of Caligula

Standard/Vexilla with crescents above // CAS/SAN/DR within wreath

Thanks to FORVM member Quisquam for helping me attribute this little coin.
RI0017
Sosius
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1.5 Julia Domna17 viewsJulia Domna
AE25 of Edessa, Macedonia.

ΙΟΥΛΙΑ ΔΟMNA CEB, draped bust right / ΕΔΕC/CΕΩΝ (below), Roma Nikephoros seated l. on cuirass, shield behind, goat to l., Tyche of Edessa behind, crowning her with wreath.

Moushmov 6261; BMC 20; Mionnet Supp. III, 443.
Sosius
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Demetrios Poliorketes 306-283 BC28 viewsMacedonia Kingdom Demetrios Poliorketes 306-283 BC

Obverse: Head of Demetrios right wearing crested Corinthian helmet

Reverse: Prow of galley right, BA above, monogram beneath
(SNG Cop. 1194) - VF/XF...

AE15 Salamis, 3.72 gm.
Macedonian Warrior
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Kings of Macedon, Alexander III the Great, 336-323 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Amphipolis Mint under Antipater91 viewsHead of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress.
AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; janiform head vase in left field. Graffiti in upper left field - Aramaic kaph (k) and sadhe (s).

Price 6; Troxell, Studies, Issue A3; SNG Cop 660; Muller 853.
Struck at Amphipolis in the period 332-329 BC.

(29 mm, 17.15 g, 2h)

This is one of the first emissions of Alexander’s coinage struck in his homeland, albeit about three years after he departed for Asia Minor. Recent scholarship places the start of Alexander’s distinctive coinage in 333/2 BC at Tarsos, in eastern Asia Minor, shortly after which the design was transferred to Macedonia where Alexander’s coinage was struck under the authority of his regent in Greece, Antipater. Die studies indicate that this coin was from the fourth tetradrachm emission of a mint in Macedonia, most probably Amphipolis. It was most probably struck in the period 332-329 BC. The Aramaic graffiti on the reverse, plus the obverse reverse rim test cut are pointers to the likelihood that this coin travelled beyond its location of issue in Macedonia, into the eastern Mediterranean where Aramaic was the main spoken language.
3 commentsn.igma
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Macedonia, Alexander III The Great Tetradrachm, c. 325-320 BC186 viewsAR Tetradrachm, 17.190g

Obv: Bust of Alexander as Herakles r., wearing lion-skin headdress.

Rx: Zeus seated l. on throne; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ in exergue, AΛEΧANΔΡOY in r. field; wreath in l. field, ΔΙ beneath throne

References: Price-2949

Mint: Side

ex Harlan J. Berk
7 commentsDino
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Macedonia, Alexander III, Ar drachm31 viewsPrice 1382 / 310-301 BC
obv: Head of young Heraclea r. wearing lion-skin headdress
rev: ALEXANDROU Zues enthrond l. holding eagle and scepter forpart of
Pegasus l. monogram NO below throne
hill132
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Macedonian Kingdom, Philip II, Father of Alexander the Great 359-336 BCE30 viewsBronze AE Unit, SNG ANS 934, nice VF, Macedonian mint, 6.328g,
17.4mm, 0°, c. 359 - 336 B.C.E.
Obverse: head Apollo right wearing taenia.
Reverse: ΦIΛIΠΠOΥ, young male rider
atop horse prancing to right, LO monogram below.
18.0 mm, 7.01 g.
Philip II expanded the size and influence of the Macedonian Kingdom,
but is perhaps best known as the father of Alexander the Great.
He personally selected the design of his coins.
NORMAN K
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Macedonian Kingdom: Philip III Arrhidaios (323-317 BCE) AR Drachm, Abydus (ADM II series VIII, 124-5)23 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Rev: ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ; Zeus Aëtophoros seated left on backless throne; right leg drawn back, feet on stool, eagle in right hand, scepter in left; branch upward in left field, horse leg left below throne
Dim: 17mm, 4.27 gm, 5h
Quant.Geek
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(00040b) LIVIA (with Tiberius)25 viewsb. 58 BC - d. 29 AD
(wife of Augustus; mother of Tiberius; grandmother of Claudius)
struck 14-37 AD
AE 19mm, 8.82 g
O: Laureate head of Tiberius right
R: Veiled and draped bust of Livia r., wearing stephane
Macedonia, Thessalonica; cf RPC 1570
laney
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(0198) CARACALLA26 views198 - 217 AD
AE 24.5 mm, 6.81 g
O: Laureate bust right
R: Nike advancing right, wreath extended in right, palm frond over shoulder in left;
Macedonia, Stobi
laney
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(0198) CARACALLA23 views198 - 217 AD
AE 23 mm, 6.08 g
O: M AVR ANTONINVS, laureate and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
R: MVNICI STOBENSI, Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm.
Macedonia, Stobi; cf. Moushmov 6552; AMNG 15.
laney
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(0235) MAXIMINUS I THRAX40 views235 - 238 AD
AE 25 mm 7.97 g
O: AVGIOVOV- -MAXIMEINOC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
R: Nike standing left, holding palm branch and statue of Kabeiros.
Macedonia, Thessalonika; Varbanov 4502

laney
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(0244) PHILIP I (The Arab)9 views244 - 249 AD
AE 23.5 mm, 8.18 g
Obv: AV K M IOV FILIPPOC, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: QECCALONEIKEWN N PUQIA, Agonistic table surmounted by vase, prize urn containing palm, and five apples.
Thessalonica, Macedonia.
laney
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(0247) PHILIP II15 views247-249 AD
AE 24.4 mm; 11.24 g
O: MAΡ IOYΛI [ΦIΛIΠ]ΠOC (or similar), bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right
R: [ΘECCAΛ]ONIKEΩN NE[ΩK], Nike walking left, holding apples and palm branch, prize urn containing one palm branch at her feet. Thessalonica, Macedonia; cf Varbanov 4738 var
laney
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(03) TIBERIUS20 views14-37 AD
AE 19mm, 8.82 g
O: Laureate head of Tiberius right
R: Veiled and draped bust of Livia right, wearing stephane
Macedonia, Thessalonica; cf RPC 1570
laney
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(05) CLAUDIUS14 views41 - 54 AD
AE 23 mm; 5.84 g
O: Bare head of Claudius left
R: Macedonian shield.
Koinon of Macedonia; RPC 1612.
laney
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*Macedonia, Thessalonica. Trajan AE2146 viewsObv: [.....] TRAIANOC, radiate bust r.
Rev: ThES SALO NIKE WN, in four lines, surmounted by eagle within double ring of dots.
ancientone
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*SOLD*18 viewsVitellius AE25

Attribution: SGI 690, RPC 1616, Koinon, Macedonia
Date: AD 69
Obverse: OYITE Λ Λ IO Σ Γ EPMAIKO Σ AVTOK, laureate head l.
Reverse: Σ EBA σ TO Σ MAKE Δ ON Ω N,
around Macedonian shield
Size: 24 mm
ex-Forvm
Noah
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002b. Livia48 viewsLivia, as history most often knows her, was the wife of Augustus for over fifty years, from 38 BC until his death in AD 14 , an astonishingly long time in view of life expectancy in ancient Rome. Although certainty about their inner lives and proof for what we would consider a loving relationship is necessarily lost to us, we can infer genuine loyalty and mutual respect between the two. They remained married despite the fact that she bore him no child. Livia's position as first lady of the imperial household, her own family connections, her confident personality and her private wealth allowed her to exercise power both through Augustus and on her own, during his lifetime and afterward. All the Julio-Claudian emperors were her direct descendants: Tiberius was her son; Gaius (Caligula), her great-grandson; Claudius, her grandson; Nero, her great-great-grandson.

Tiberius and Livia- Thessalonica, Macedonia/Size: 22.5mm/Reference: RPC 1567
Obverse: TI KAISAR SEBASTOS, bare head of Tiberius right Reverse: QESSALONIKEWN SEBASTOU, draped bust of Livia right.

Ex-Imperial Coins
ecoli
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005p Tiberius (14-37 A.D. ), Macedonia, Thessalonica, RPC I 1565, AE-23, ΤΙΒΕΡΙΟΣ-ΚΑΙΣΑΡ, Bare head of Tiberius right,75 views005p Tiberius (14-37 A.D. ), Macedonia, Thessalonica, RPC I 1565, AE-23, ΤΙΒΕΡΙΟΣ-ΚΑΙΣΑΡ, Bare head of Tiberius right,
avers:- ΘΕΣΣΑΛΟΝ-ΙΚΕΩΝ, Bare head of Augustus right.
revers:- ΤΙΒΕΡΙΟΣ-ΚΑΙΣΑΡ, Bare head of Tiberius right.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 23mm, weight: 10,07g, axes: 0h,
mint: Macedonia, Thessalonica, date: 9-14 A.D., ref: RPC-I-1565,
Q-001
quadrans
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01-70 - Amphipolis - Macedonia - AUGUSTO (27 A.C. - 14 D.C.)18 viewsAE22 22 mm 6.9 gr.

Anv: " ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΘΕΟΥ ΥΙΟΣ" (Leyenda anti-horaria)- Busto a cabeza desnuda viendo a derecha.
Rev: "ΑΜΦΙΠΟΛEΙΤΩΝ." - Europa/Artemisa Taurópodo cabalgando a derecha sobre un toro.

Acuñada 31-30 A.C.
Ceca: Amfípolis - Macedonia

Referencias: RPC I #1626 - SNG Cop #92 - Sear GICTV #29 Pag.4 - SNG ANS #160-165 - BMC #73 - Moushmov #6035
mdelvalle
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01-75 - Filipi - Macedonia - AUGUSTO (27 A.C. - 14 D.C.)18 viewsAE17 17 mm 5.0 gr.
Atribuida a Octavio/Augusto pero por la composición del metal correspondería su acuñación desde Claudio I a Neron, Filipi probablemente no acuñara en cobre durante el reinado de Augusto.

Anv: "VIC - AVG" a los lados de Victoria estante a izquierda sobre una base, portando guirnalda y hoja de palma.
Rev: "COHOR PRAE PHIL" - rodeando a tres estandartes militares.

Acuñada probablemente 41 A.C. - 68 D.C.
Ceca: Filipi - Macedonia

Referencias: RPC I #1651 Pag.308 - SNG Cop #305/6 - Sear GICTV #32 Pag.4 - BMC 5 #23 Pag.98 - SNG ANS #674-677
mdelvalle
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011p Gaius (Caligula) and Antonia??, (37-41 A.D.), Macedonia, Thessalonica, RPC 1573, AE22, Head of Antonia left,73 views011p Gaius (Caligula) and Antonia??, (37-41 A.D.), Macedonia, Thessalonica, RPC 1573, AE22, Head of Antonia left,
avers: Γ.KAIΣAP ΣEBAΣTOΣ, Laureate head of Gaius Caligula left,
reverse: ΓEPMANIKOΣ C(?)E.ΘEΣΣAΛONIKEΩN, Head of Antonia left.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 22mm, weight: 9,07g, axis: 5h,
mint: Macedonia, Thessalonica, date: 37-41 A.D., ref: RPC 1573 ???,
Q-001
quadrans
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012p Claudius-I (41-54 A.D.), Macedonia, Macedonian Koinon, Varb-III-3005, AE-24, ΣEBAΣTOΣ MAKEΔONΩN,80 views012p Claudius-I (41-54 A.D.), Macedonia, Macedonian Koinon, Varb-III-3005, AE-24, ΣEBAΣTOΣ MAKEΔONΩN,
avers:- ΤΙ-ΚΛΑΥΔΙΟΣ-ΚΑΙΣΑΡ, Bare head left.
revers:- ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ-ΜΑΚΕΔΟΝΩΝ, around Macedonian shield.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 23-25mm, weight: 9,87g, axis: h,
mint: Macedonia, Macedonian Koinon, date: 41-54 A.D., ref: Varb-III-3005-334p, Sear-425-40p, BMC-5-27,145,
Q-001
quadrans
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012p Claudius-I (41-54 A.D.), Macedonia, Thessalonica, RPC-1578, AE-21, ΘEΣΣAΛONEIKEON ΘEOΣ ΣEBAΣTOΣ, 129 views012p Claudius-I (41-54 A.D.), Macedonia, Thessalonica, RPC-1578, AE-21, ΘEΣΣAΛONEIKEON ΘEOΣ ΣEBAΣTOΣ,
avers:- ΤΙ-ΚΛΑΥ-ΚΑΙΣΑΡ-ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ-ΓΕΡΜ, Laureate head of Claudius left
revers:- ΘΕΣΣΑΛΟΝΕΙΚΕΟΝ-ΘΕΟΣ-ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ, Radiate head of Augustus right.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 20-21,5mm, weight: 9,86g, axis: 6h,
mint: Macedonia, Thessalonica, date: 41-45 A.D., ref: RPC-1578, Varbanov-4235-38,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans
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0132 - 1/2 AE Alexander III the Great 325-10 BC30 viewsObv/ Macedonian shield with thunderbolts inside.
Rev/ Macedonian helmet, (dolphin), AI monogram below; B A on each side of the field.

AE, 15.5 mm, 4.48 g
Mint: Macedonia uncertain.
Price 415
ex-Numismatik Lanz, eBay jul 2011 - art. #300569816457
dafnis
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0139 - AE Alexander III the Great 336-23 BC49 viewsObv/ Head of Heracles r. wearing lion-skin headdress.
Rev/ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ in middle, with goryte, bow and mallet at sides; bunch of grapes and circle on r.

AE, 19.1 mm, 6.33 g
Mint: Macedonia uncertain.
Price -- - Drama 103
ex-CGB, auction 49, lot 155
dafnis
014_Nero_(54-68_A_D_),_AE22,_Thessalonika,_Macedon,_RPC_I__1603,_Moushmov_Online_6707b,_Q-001,_7h,_23mm,_6,68g-s~0.jpg
014p Nero (54-68 A.D.), Macedonia, Thessalonica, RPC-1603, AE-23, ΘEΣΣA/ΛONIKE/ΩN, in oak wreath, #165 views014p Nero (54-68 A.D.), Macedonia, Thessalonica, RPC-1603, AE-23, ΘEΣΣA/ΛONIKE/ΩN, in oak wreath, #1
avers: NEΡΩN ΣEBAΣTOΣ KAIΣAΡ, Bare head of Nero left.
reverse: ΘEΣΣA/ΛONIKE/ΩN in three lines, surrounded by an oak wreath, eagle with wings spread above.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 23,0mm, weight: 6,68g, axis: 7h,
mint: Macedonia, Thessalonica, date: 54-68 A.D., ref: RPC-1603, Moushmov Online 6707b,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
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0215 - Drachm Alexander III the Great 328-23 BC18 viewsObv/ Head of Heracles r. wearing lion-skin headdress.
Rev/ Zeus Aëtophoros seated on backless throne l., holding eagle on outstretched r.h. and scepter in l.h.; behind, ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, club on field r.; under throne, monogram with circle, lines and dot.

Ag, 15.9 mm, 4.29 g
Mint: Sardes.
Price 2562
ex-vAuctions (Triskeles), auction 320, lot 75
dafnis
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037p Marcus Aurelius (161-180 A.D.), Macedonia, Macedonian Koinon, BMC 156, AE-24, Winged thunderbolt,69 views037p Marcus Aurelius (161-180 A.D.), Macedonia, Macedonian Koinon, BMC 156, AE-24, Winged thunderbolt,
avers:- KAICAP-ANTΩNINOC, Bare head right.
revers:- KOINON-MAKEΔONΩN, Winged thunderbolt.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 24mm, weight: 9,56g, axis: 0h,
mint: Macedonia, Macedonian Koinon, date: 161-180 A.D., ref: Moushmov 5889, BMC 156, SNG Cop 1342, SGI 1541,
Q-001
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041b_Commodus_(177-192_A_D_),_AE-26,_Touratsoglou,_Commodus_(Augustus)_3-5_and_8,_Thessalonica;_Macedonia,___CCA_________,_Nike_advancing_right,_Q-001_0h_26mm_15,17g-s.jpg
041bp Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), Macedonia, Thessalonica, Touratsoglou, Commodus (Augustus) 3-5 and 8, AE-26, ΘECCAΛONIKKEΩN, Nike advancing right,70 views041bp Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), Macedonia, Thessalonica, Touratsoglou, Commodus (Augustus) 3-5 and 8, AE-26, ΘECCAΛONIKKEΩN, Nike advancing right,
avers: ΑΥΤΟΚ Μ ΑΥΡ ΚΟΜΜ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟΝ, laureate-headed bust of Commodus wearing cuirass (and paludamentum), r.-
revers: ΘΕCCAΛΟΝΙΚΚΕΩΝ, Nike advancing right, holding wreath and palm.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 26mm, weight: 15,17g, axis: 0h,
mint: Macedonia, Thessalonica, date: 182-184 A.D., ref: Touratsoglou, Commodus (Augustus) 3-5 and ,
Q-001
quadrans
049_Septimius_Severus_(193-211_A_D_)_AE-26_SEVERVS-PIV-AVG-V_STOBE-N-MVNICIPI_Macedonia-Stobi_Varbanov-3848corr_Q-001_6h_25-27mm_10,58ga-s~0.jpg
049p Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Macedonia, Stobi, Josifovski ???, Varbanov 3848corr, AE-26, Nike standing left,62 views049p Septimius Severus (193 - 211 A.D.), Macedonia, Stobi, Josifovski ???, Varbanov 3848corr, AE-26, Nike standing left,
avers:- SEVERVS-PIV-AV-GV, Laureate head of Septimius Severus right.
revers:- MVNICIPI-STOBE-N, Nike, standing left, holding palm and wreath.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 25-27mm, weight: 10,58g, axis: 6h,
mint: Macedonia, Stobi, date: 193-211 A.D., ref: Josifovski- , Varbanov-3848corr,
Q-001
quadrans
049_Septimius_Severus_(193-211_A_D_),_AE-28,_Macedonia,_Stobi,_SEVERVS_PIVS_AVG_V,_MVNI_STOBE,_Varbanov-3854var_,_Q-001,_7h,_27-27,5mm,_10,52g-s~0.jpg
049p Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Macedonia, Stobi, Josifovski ???, Varbanov 3854var., AE-27, MVNI STOBE, Nike standing left, Rare!152 views049p Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Macedonia, Stobi, Josifovski ???, Varbanov 3854var., AE-27, MVNI STOBE, Nike standing left, Rare!
avers:- SEVERVS PIVS AVG V, Laureate, draped and, cuirassed, the bust of Septimius Severus left.
revers:- MVNI STOBE, Nike, standing left, holding palm and wreath.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 27,0-27,5mm, weight: 10,52g, axis: 7h,
mint: Macedonia, Stobi, date: 193-211 A.D., ref: Josifovski- , Varbanov-3854var., Rare!
Q-001
quadrans
050_Julia_Domna_(170-217_A_D_),_AE-23,_Macedonia,_Stobi,_IVLIA_AVGVSTA,_MVNI_STOB,_Nike_left,_Josifovski_180,_Varbanov_3872,_,Q-001,_7h,_22-22,5mm,_5,94g-s.jpg
050p Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), Macedonia, Stobi, Josifovski 180, AE-23, MVNI STOB, Nike advancing left, #1285 views050p Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), Macedonia, Stobi, Josifovski 180, AE-23, MVNI STOB, Nike advancing left, #1
avers:- IVLIA AVGVSTA, draped bust right.
revers:- MVNI STOB, Nike advancing left, holding wreath and palm.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 22,0-22,5mm, weight: 5,94g, axis: 7h,
mint: Macedonia, Stobi, date:170-217 A.D., ref: Josifovski 180, Varbanov 3872,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans
051_Caracalla_AE-23_M-AVREL-ANTONINOC__STOBE-MVNIC_Macedonia-Stobi_Q-001_6h_23-24mm_6,42g-s.jpg
051p Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Macedonia, Stobi, AE-23, Nike advancing right,69 views051p Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Macedonia, Stobi, AE-23, Nike advancing right,
avers:- M-AVREL-ANTONINOC, Laureate head right.
revers:- MVNIC-STOBE, Nike advancing right holding wreath and palm frond.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 23-24mm, weight: 6,42g, axis: 6h,
mint: Macedonia, Stoby, date:198 - 217 A.D., ref: SNG-Cop, Moushmov ,
Q-001
quadrans
051_Caracalla_(198_-_217_A_D_),_AE-23,_Macedonia,_Stobi,_Nike_advancing_right,_Q-001_h_mm_g-s.jpg
051p Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Macedonia, Stobi, AE-23, Nike advancing right,64 views051p Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Macedonia, Stobi, AE-23, Nike advancing right,
avers:- M-AVREL-A-NTONIN..., Laureate head right.
revers:- MVNICIP-S-TOBENSI, Nike advancing right holding wreath and palm frond.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 23mm, weight: 5,78g, axis: 0h,
mint: Macedonia, Stoby, date:198 - 217 A.D., ref: SNGCop335, Moushmov 6553,
Q-001
quadrans
051_Caracalla_(198_-_217_A_D_),_AE-27,_Stobi,IMP_C_M_AVRE-ANTONINVS_MVNICIP_STOBEN_Josifovski_(2001)-291v__AMNG_12v__Varb__2929_v__RR_Q-001_1h_26,5-27,5mm_9,48g-s.jpg
051p Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Macedonia, Stobi, Josifovski 291var., Varbanov 4050var., AE-27, Persephone's abduction, Rare !102 views051p Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Macedonia, Stobi, Josifovski 291var., Varbanov 4050var., AE-27, Persephone's abduction, Rare !
avers:- IM-C-M-AVRE-ANTONINVS, Laureate head of the younger Caracalla right, draped and cuirassed.
revers:- MVNICIP-STOBEN, Hades in galopping quadriga right, carrying off struggling Persephone.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 26,5-27,5mm, weight: 9,48g, axis: 1h,
mint: Macedonia, Stobi, date: A.D., ref: Josifovski 291var., Varbanov 4050var.,
Q-001
quadrans
051_Caracalla_(198_-_217_A_D_),_AE-26_M-AVR-E-ANTONINV_MVNICIPI-STOBEN_Stobi,_Josifovski_,_Varbanov_,_Nike_left-s~0.jpg
051p Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Macedonia, Stobi, Josifovski 296, Varbanov , AE-26, Nike standing left,64 views051p Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Macedonia, Stobi, Josifovski 296, Varbanov , AE-26, Nike standing left,
avers:- , M-AVR-E-ANTONINV, Laureate head of the Caracalla right.
revers:- MVNICIPI-S-TOBEN, Nike (Victory) in long hiton walking, turned left, in her lifted right hand holding a wreath, and her left hand one palm branch.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Macedonia, Stobi, date: A.D., ref: Josifovski 296, Varbanov ,
Q-001
quadrans
051_Caracalla_(198_-_217_A_D_),_AE-26,_Stobi,_Josifovski_336,_Varbanov_3994,_Nike_left,_Q-001_h_mm_g-s.jpg
051p Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Macedonia, Stobi, Josifovski 336, Varbanov 3994, AE-26, Nike standing left,80 views051p Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Macedonia, Stobi, Josifovski 336, Varbanov 3994, AE-26, Nike standing left,
avers:- , IMP-M-AYR-ANTONINY, Laureate head of the younger Caracalla right, cuirassed.
revers:- MVNIC-STOBE, Nike, standing left, holding palm and wreath.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 26mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Macedonia, Stobi, date: A.D., ref: Josifovski 336, Varbanov 3994,
Q-001
quadrans
062_Alexander_Severus_(_221-222_A_D__Caesar,_222-235_A_D__Augustus),_Mcedonia,_Edessa,_AE-24,__Varb_3648_RR_Q-001_0h_23,7-24,5mm_7,95g-s.jpg
062p Alexander Severus ( 221-222 A.D. Caesar, 222-235 A.D. Augustus), Macedonia, Edessa, AE-24, Varb. 3648, EΔECCEΩN, Roma seated left, Very Rare !100 views062p Alexander Severus ( 221-222 A.D. Caesar, 222-235 A.D. Augustus), Macedonia, Edessa, AE-24, Varb. 3648, EΔECCEΩN, Roma seated left, Very Rare !
avers:- AY K M A CE AΛEΞANΔPOC, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- EΔECCEΩN, Roma seated left on cuirass, holding Nike and parazonium, crowned by city-goddesss tanding left behind her, holding wreath and spear.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 23,7-24,5mm, weight:7,95g, axes: 0h,
mint: Macedonia, Edessa, date: 222-235 A.D., ref: Varb. 3648, Very Rare !
quadrans
062_Severus_Alexander_(222-235_A_D_),_AE-25,_Varbanov_4473,_Thessalonica,_Macedonia,_Nike_left_Q-001_h_mm_gx-s.jpg
062p Severus Alexander (222-235 A.D.), Macedonia, Thessalonica, Varbanov 4473, AE-25, Nike left,62 views062p Severus Alexander (222-235 A.D.), Macedonia, Thessalonica, Varbanov 4473, AE-25, Nike left,
avers:- AVTOK_CEV_AΛEΞANΔPOC, Laureate head right.
revers:- Θ-E-CCAΛON-IKEΩN, Nike advancing left, holding Kabeiros and palm.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 22mm, weight: 9,07g, axis: 5h,
mint: Macedonia, Thessalonica, date: 222-235 A.D., ref: Varbanov 4473, Touratsoglou 14,
Q-001
quadrans
072p_Gordianus-III__(238-244_A_D_),_Macedonia,_Pella,_AE-26,_Varbanov_3748,_Mouchmov_6489,_Q-001,_7h,_26mm,_11,9g-s.jpg
072p Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), Macedonia, Pella, Varbanov 3748, AE-26, COL IVL A VAG PELLA, Pella enthroned left, 112 views072p Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), Macedonia, Pella, Varbanov 3748, AE-26, COL IVL A VAG PELLA, Pella enthroned left,
avers: IMP C M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers: COL IVL A VAG PELLA, Pella enthroned left, right hand raised to her shoulder.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 26,0mm, weight: 11,9,60g, axis: 7h,
mint: Macedonia, Pella, date: 238-244 A.D., ref: Varbanov 3748, Mouchmov 6489,
Q-001
quadrans
Aemilia10.jpg
0ac Conquest of Macedonia13 viewsPaullus Aemilius Lepidus, moneyer
109-100 BC

Denarius

Veiled head of Concord, right, PAVLLVS LEPIDVS CONCORDIA
TER above trophy, L. Aemelius Lepidus on right, Perseus and his two sons as prisoners on left, PAVLLVS in ex.

Seaby, Aemelia 10

L. Aemelius Paullus defeated the Macedonians in 168 BC and brought Perseus and his sons to Rome to adorn his triumph.

Three days after the battle Perseus arrived at Amphipolis, and from that city he sent heralds with a caduceus to Paulus. In the meanwhile Hippias, Midon, and Pantauchus, the principal men among the king's friends who had fled from the field of battle to Beroea, went and made their surrender to the Roman consul. In the case of others also, their fears prompted them, one after another, to do the same. The consul sent his son Q. Fabius, together with L. Lentulus and Q. Metellus, with despatches to Rome announcing his victory. He gave the spoils taken from the enemy's army lying on the field of battle to the foot soldiers and the plunder from the surrounding country to the cavalry on condition that they were not absent from the camp more than two nights. The camp at Pydna was shifted to a site nearer the sea. First of all Beroea, then Thessalonica and Pella, and almost the whole of Macedonia, city by city, surrendered within two days.

Livy, History of Rome, 44.45
Blindado
11-Alex-Pella-P527.jpg
11. "Pella": Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.34 viewsTetradrachm, ca 280 - 275 BC, "Pella" mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. Monogram under throne, Triton at left.
16.95 gm., 29 mm.
P. #527.

Following the overthrow of Demetrios Poliorketes by Lysimachos in 288 BC, there was a period of about a dozen years where no ruler was able to establish himself for any length of time in Macedonia. In 277 BC, Antigonos Gonatas achieved a victory over Gallic invaders in Thrace, and that enabled him to claim his father's throne. He ruled until 239 BC and the Macedonian kingdom prospered during his reign.
This coin was issued about the time Antigonos became king and established his own coinage. The decade 280 - 270 BC was a troubled one for the area due to the Gallic invasions (279 - 276 BC), and coins in the name of Alexander the Great from this decade are not common.
Callimachus
AE NERON Macedonia.jpg
14-20 - NERON (54 - 68 D.C.)50 viewsAE 24 (Provincial FEDERACIÓN de CIUDADES MACEDÓNICAS) 24 mm 7.0 gr.

Anv: "KAIΣAP NEPΩN" - Busto a cabeza desnuda viendo a izquierda. Gráfila de puntos.
Rev: "MAKEΔONON ΣEBAΣTOΣ" - Leyenda alrededor de un escudo de guerra macedónico. Gráfila de puntos.

Ceca: Thessalónica

Referencias: GICTV #541 Pag.51 - BMC Vol.5 #146 Pag.27 - RPC #1614 - AMNG #242 - SNG Cop. #1335
mdelvalle
RPC_1614_Tesalonica_Neron.jpg
14-32 - Tesalonica - Macedonia - NERON (54 - 68 D.C.)20 viewsAE 24 (Provincial FEDERACIÓN de CIUDADES MACEDÓNICAS) 24 mm 7.0 gr.

Anv: "KAIΣAP NEPΩN" - Busto a cabeza desnuda viendo a izquierda. Gráfila de puntos.
Rev: "MAKEΔONON ΣEBAΣTOΣ" - Leyenda alrededor de un escudo de guerra macedónico. Gráfila de puntos.

Ceca: Thessalónica

Referencias: Sear GICTV #541 Pag.51 - BMC Vol.5 #146 Pag.27 - RPC #1614 - AMNG #242 - SNG Cop. #1335
mdelvalle
ConstansVot.jpeg
1405a, Constans, 9 September 337 - 19 January 350 A.D. (Alexandria)39 viewsBronze AE 4, RIC 37, gVF, Egypt, Alexandria, 1.54g, 15.0mm, 180o, 345-347 A.D. Obverse: D N CONSTANS P F AVG, pearl diademed head right; Reverse: VOT XX MVLT XXX in wreath, SMALA• in exergue.

Flavius Julius Constans, third and youngest son of Constantine I and Fausta, was born between 320 and 323 A.D. Primary sources for the life and reign of Constans I are scarce. To reconstruct his life and career, one must draw on a variety of references in both fourth century and later works. Raised as a Christian, he was made a Caesar on 25 December 333 A.D. Constans I and his two brothers, after the death of their father on 22 May 337 and the subsequent "massacre of the princes" in which many other relatives were purged, met in the first part of September 337 in Pannonia to re-divide the empire among themselves. There they were acclaimed Augusti by the army. Constans' new realm included Italy, Africa, Illyricum, Macedonia, and Achaea. Shortly before his father's death, Constans' engagement to Olympias, the daughter of the Praetorian Prefect Ablabius, was announced; although the match was never solemnized because of political reasons.

It would appear that Constans was successful in the military sphere. Following his accession to the purple in 337, he seems to have won a victory over the Sarmatians. In 340 Constans was able to beat back an attempt by his brother Constantine II to seize some of his realm. The latter died in a battle fought near Aquileia and Constans absorbed his late brother's territory. In 341 and 342 he conducted a successful campaign against the Franci. He also visited Britain in 343, probably on a military campaign.

As an emperor Constans gets mixed reviews. In what may be a topos, sources suggest that the first part of his reign was moderate but in later years, however, he became overbearing. The emperor apparently attempted to obtain as much money as he could from his subjects and sold government posts to the highest bidder. His favorites were allowed to oppress his subjects. Sources also condemn his homosexuality. He did have some military success and, in addition to other military threats, he had to deal with Donatist-related bandits in North Africa.

Like his father Constantine I and his brother Constantius II, Constans had a deep interest in Christianity. Together with Constantius II he issued (or perhaps re-issued) a ban against pagan sacrifice in 341. The next year, they cautioned against the destruction of pagan temples. Unlike his brother Constantius II, who supported the Arian faction, he stood shoulder to shoulder with Athanasius and other members of the Orthodox clique. In fact, it is due to his request that the Council of Serdica was called to deal with the ecclesiastical squabble between Athanasius of Alexandria and Paul of Constantinople on one side and the Arian faction on the other.

When Magnentius was declared emperor in Gaul during January 350, Constans realized his reign was at an end. When he learned of the revolt, he fled toward Helena, a town in the Pyrenees. Constans was put to death by Gaeso and a band of Magnentius' assassins, who dragged their victim from a temple in which he had sought refuge.

By Michael DiMaio, Jr., Salve Regina University and Robert Frakes, Clarion UniversityPublished: De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families http://www.roman-emperors.org/startup.htm. Used by permission.

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.

Cleisthenes
Constans.jpg
1405n, Constans, 9 September 337 - 19 January 350 A.D. (Siscia)56 viewsConstans, 9 September 337 - 19 January 350 A.D. Bronze AE 3, RIC 241, S 3978, VM 69, VF, Siscia, 2.32g, 18.3mm, 180o. Obverse: D N CONSTANS P F AVG, pearl diademed draped and cuirassed bust right; Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Phoenix radiate, standing on rocky mound, GSIS and symbol in ex; nice green patina.

Flavius Julius Constans, third and youngest son of Constantine I and Fausta, was born between 320 and 323 A.D. Primary sources for the life and reign of Constans I are scarce. To reconstruct his life and career, one must draw on a variety of references in both fourth century and later works. Raised as a Christian, he was made a Caesar on 25 December 333 A.D. Constans I and his two brothers, after the death of their father on 22 May 337 and the subsequent "massacre of the princes" in which many other relatives were purged, met in the first part of September 337 in Pannonia to re-divide the empire among themselves. There they were acclaimed Augusti by the army. Constans' new realm included Italy, Africa, Illyricum, Macedonia, and Achaea. Shortly before his father's death, Constans' engagement to Olympias, the daughter of the Praetorian Prefect Ablabius, was announced; although the match was never solemnized because of political reasons.

It would appear that Constans was successful in the military sphere. Following his accession to the purple in 337, he seems to have won a victory over the Sarmatians. In 340 Constans was able to beat back an attempt by his brother Constantine II to seize some of his realm. The latter died in a battle fought near Aquileia and Constans absorbed his late brother's territory. In 341 and 342 he conducted a successful campaign against the Franci. He also visited Britain in 343, probably on a military campaign.

As an emperor Constans gets mixed reviews. In what may be a topos, sources suggest that the first part of his reign was moderate but in later years, however, he became overbearing. The emperor apparently attempted to obtain as much money as he could from his subjects and sold government posts to the highest bidder. His favorites were allowed to oppress his subjects. Sources also condemn his homosexuality. He did have some military success and, in addition to other military threats, he had to deal with Donatist-related bandits in North Africa.

Like his father Constantine I and his brother Constantius II, Constans had a deep interest in Christianity. Together with Constantius II he issued (or perhaps re-issued) a ban against pagan sacrifice in 341. The next year, they cautioned against the destruction of pagan temples. Unlike his brother Constantius II, who supported the Arian faction, he stood shoulder to shoulder with Athanasius and other members of the Orthodox clique. In fact, it is due to his request that the Council of Serdica was called to deal with the ecclesiastical squabble between Athanasius of Alexandria and Paul of Constantinople on one side and the Arian faction on the other.

When Magnentius was declared emperor in Gaul during January 350, Constans realized his reign was at an end. When he learned of the revolt, he fled toward Helena, a town in the Pyrenees. Constans was put to death by Gaeso and a band of Magnentius' assassins, who dragged their victim from a temple in which he had sought refuge.

By Michael DiMaio, Jr., Salve Regina University and Robert Frakes, Clarion University
Published: De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families http://www.roman-emperors.org/startup.htm. Used by permission.

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
Cleisthenes
U2476F1OVDKUXTA.jpeg
1405t, Constans, 9 September 337 - 19 January 350 A.D. (Thessalonica )39 viewsConstans, 9 September 337 - 19 January 350 A.D., Bronze AE 3, unattributed; Thessalonica mint, 2.25g, 18.9mm, 0; aVF.

Flavius Julius Constans, third and youngest son of Constantine I and Fausta, was born between 320 and 323 A.D. Primary sources for the life and reign of Constans I are scarce. To reconstruct his life and career, one must draw on a variety of references in both fourth century and later works. Raised as a Christian, he was made a Caesar on 25 December 333 A.D. Constans I and his two brothers, after the death of their father on 22 May 337 and the subsequent "massacre of the princes" in which many other relatives were purged, met in the first part of September 337 in Pannonia to re-divide the empire among themselves. There they were acclaimed Augusti by the army. Constans' new realm included Italy, Africa, Illyricum, Macedonia, and Achaea. Shortly before his father's death, Constans' engagement to Olympias, the daughter of the Praetorian Prefect Ablabius, was announced; although the match was never solemnized because of political reasons.

It would appear that Constans was successful in the military sphere. Following his accession to the purple in 337, he seems to have won a victory over the Sarmatians. In 340 Constans was able to beat back an attempt by his brother Constantine II to seize some of his realm. The latter died in a battle fought near Aquileia and Constans absorbed his late brother's territory. In 341 and 342 he conducted a successful campaign against the Franci. He also visited Britain in 343, probably on a military campaign.

As an emperor Constans gets mixed reviews. In what may be a topos, sources suggest that the first part of his reign was moderate but in later years, however, he became overbearing. The emperor apparently attempted to obtain as much money as he could from his subjects and sold government posts to the highest bidder. His favorites were allowed to oppress his subjects. Sources also condemn his homosexuality. He did have some military success and, in addition to other military threats, he had to deal with Donatist-related bandits in North Africa.

Like his father Constantine I and his brother Constantius II, Constans had a deep interest in Christianity. Together with Constantius II he issued (or perhaps re-issued) a ban against pagan sacrifice in 341. The next year, they cautioned against the destruction of pagan temples. Unlike his brother Constantius II, who supported the Arian faction, he stood shoulder to shoulder with Athanasius and other members of the Orthodox clique. In fact, it is due to his request that the Council of Serdica was called to deal with the ecclesiastical squabble between Athanasius of Alexandria and Paul of Constantinople on one side and the Arian faction on the other.

When Magnentius was declared emperor in Gaul during January 350, Constans realized his reign was at an end. When he learned of the revolt, he fled toward Helena, a town in the Pyrenees. Constans was put to death by Gaeso and a band of Magnentius' assassins, who dragged their victim from a temple in which he had sought refuge.

By Michael DiMaio, Jr., Salve Regina University and Robert Frakes, Clarion University.
Published: De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families http://www.roman-emperors.org/startup.htm. Used by permission.

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
Cleisthenes
112.jpg
142-138 BC 31 viewsTryphon
AE17
Obverse:Head of Tryphon right
Reverse:Macedonian helmet;ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΤΡΥΦΩΝΟΣ ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΟΥ at sides

16.72 mm 5.21gm

SEAR 7089
maik
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18-01 - Lucius Aemilius Lepidus Paullus (62 A.C)36 viewsAR Denarius 19 mm 3.9 gr

Este Magistrado Monetario era el hermano mayor de M. Aemilius Lepidus, que con posterioridad se convertiría en uno de los tres triúnviros junto a Octavio y Marco Antonio.
Esta emisión conmemora las victorias de L. Aemilius Paullus, supuesto ancestro del Magistrado Monetario. La palabra TER en el reverso, significa "Tertia", lo que referiría a los tres triunfos; en España en 190 A.C., Liguria en 181 A.C. y la famosa batalla de de Pydna en 168 A.C., donde los romanos extinguieron el reino independiente de Macedonia..

Anv: "PAVLLVS LEPIDVS - CONCORDIA", Busto de Concordia a der., vistiendo velo y diadema.
Rev: "TER" sobre, "PAVLLVS" en exergo. El ancestro del Magistrado, L. Aemilius Lepidus, vistiendo toga y estante a la izquierda de un trofeo de armas, a la derecha del mismo el Rey Perseo de Macedonia y sus dos hijos.
Este Rey y sus hijos fueron llevados a Roma, luego de su derrota, para hacerlos participar del desfile de la victoria.

Ceca: Roma
Referencias: Sear RCTV Vol.1 #366 Pag.141 - Craw RRC #415/1 - Syd CRR #926 -BMCRR #3373 pl.43/8 - Harlan RRM 1p 1-10 - RSC Vol.1 Aemilia 10 Pag.11 - Babelon MRR Vol.1 #10 (Aemilia) Pag.122 - CDMR #126 - Albert MRR #1332 - Catalli #591
mdelvalle
CaracallaDenMars.jpg
1bu Caracalla29 views198-217

Denarius

Laureate head, right, ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT
Mars, MARTI PROPVGNATORI

RIC 223

The Historia Augusta, in the life of Severus, records: As he was advancing against Albinus, moreover, and had reached Viminacium 4 on his march, he gave his elder son Bassianus the name Aurelius Antoninus 5 and the title of Caesar, in order to destroy whatever hopes of succeeding to the throne his brother Geta had conceived. His reason for giving his son the name Antoninus was that he had dreamed that an Antoninus would succeed him. It was because of this dream, some believe, that Geta also was called Antoninus, in order that he too might succeed to the throne. . . . [After defeating Niger], he bestowed the. toga virilis on his younger son, Geta, and he united his elder son in marriage with Plautianus' daughter [Plautilla]. . . . Soon thereafter he appointed his sons to the consulship ; also he greatly honored his brother Geta. . . . Severus [in 198] invaded Parthia, defeated the king, and came to Ctesiphon; and about the beginning of the winter season he took the city. For this feat, likewise, the soldiers declared his son, Bassianus Antoninus, co-emperor; he had already been named Caesar and was now in his thirteenth year. And to Geta, his younger son, they gave the name Caesar. . . .

In the life of Caracalla, the history continues: He himself in his boyhood was winsome and clever, respectful to his parents and courteous to his parents' friends, beloved by the people, popular with the senate, and well able to further his own interests in winning affection. Never did he seem backward in letters or slow in deeds of kindness, never niggardly in largess or tardy in forgiving at least while under his parents. . . . All this, however, was in his boyhood. For when
he passed beyond the age of a boy, either by his father's advice or through a natural cunning, or because he thought that he must imitate Alexander of Macedonia,he became more reserved and stern and even somewhat savage in expression. . . .

After his father's death he went to the Praetorian Camp and complained there to the soldiers that his brother was forming a conspiracy against him. And so he had his brother slain in the Palace. . . . After this he committed many further murders in the city, causing many persons far and wide to be seized by soldier sand killed, as though he were punishing a rebellion. . . . After doing all this he set out for Gaul and immediately upon his arrival there killed the proconsul of Narbonensis. . . . Then he made ready for a journey to the Orient, but interrupted his march and stopped in Dacia. . . . Then he journeyed through Thrace accompanied by the prefect of the guard. . . . After this, turning to the war with the Armenians and Parthians, he appointed as military commander a man whose character resembled his own. . . . Then he betook himself to Alexandria. . . . [H]e issued an order to his soldiers to slay their hosts and thus caused great slaughter at Alexandria. . . . Next he advanced through the lands of the Cadusii and the Babylonians and waged a guerilla-warfare with the Parthian satraps, in which wild beasts were even let loose against the enemy. He then sent a letter to the senate as though he had won a real victory and thereupon was given the name Parthicus. . . .

After this he wintered at Edessa with the intention of renewing the war against the Parthians. During this time, on the eighth day before the Ides of April, the feast of the Megalensia and his own birthday, while on a journey to Carrhae to do honor to the god Lunus, he stepped aside to satisfy the needs of nature and was thereupon assassinated by the treachery of Macrinus the prefect of the guard, who after his death seized the imperial power.
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Bronze antoninianus

Radiate, draped bust, right, GALLINVS AVG
Mars standing left, holding globe in right hand and spear in left hand, P in right field, VIRTVS AVG

RIC 317

Gallienus oversaw a period of disintegration of the empire and lost control over the East, Gaul, Spain, and Britain.

Zosimus observed: [When Valerian left for the East] As the Germans were the most troublesome enemies, and harrassed the Gauls in the vicinity of the Rhine, Gallienus marched against them in person, leaving his officers to repel with the forces under their command any others that should enter Italy, Illyricum, and Greece. With these designs, he possessed himself of and defended the passages of the Rhine, at one time preventing their crossing, and at another engaging them as soon as they had crossed it. But having only a small force to resist an immense number, he was at a loss how to act, and thought to secure himself by a league with one of the German princes. He thus not only prevented the other Barbarians from so frequently passing the Rhine, but obstructed the access of auxiliaries.

Eutropius recorded: Gallienus, who was made emperor when quite a young man, exercised his power at first happily, afterwards fairly, and at last mischievously. In his youth he performed many gallant acts in Gaul and Illyricum, killing Ingenuus, who had assumed the purple, at Mursa, and Regalianus. He was then for a long time quiet and gentle; afterwards, abandoning himself to all manner of licentiousness, he relaxed the reins of government with disgraceful inactivity and carelesness. The Alemanni, having laid waste Gaul, penetrated into Italy. Dacia, which had been added to the empire beyond the Danube, was lost. Greece, Macedonia, Pontus, Asia, were devastated by the Goths. Pannonia was depopulated by the Sarmatians and Quadi. The Germans made their way as far as Spain, and took the noble city of Tarraco. The Parthians, after taking possession of Mesopotamia, began to bring Syria under their power.

Zosimus resumes: Gallienus in the mean time still continued beyond the Alps, intent on the German war, while the Senate, seeing Rome in such imminent danger, armed all the soldiers that were in the city, and the strongest of the common people, and formed an army, which exceeded the Barbarians in number. This so alarmed the Barbarians, that they left Rome, but ravaged all the rest of Italy. At this period, when Illyricum groaned under the oppression of the Barbarians, and the whole Roman empire was in such a helpless state as to be on the very verge of ruin, a plague happened to break out in several of the towns, more dreadful than any that had preceded it. The miseries inflicted on them by the Barbarians were thus alleviated, even the sick esteeming themselves fortunate. The cities that had been taken by the Scythians were thus deserted.

Gallienus, being disturbed by these occurrences, was returning to Rome to relieve Italy from the war which the Scythians were thus carrying on. It was at this time, that Cecrops, a Moor, Aureolus and Antoninus, with many others, conspired against him, of whom the greater part were punished and submitted. Aureolus alone retained his animosity against the emperor.

The Scythians, who had dreadfully afflicted the whole of Greece, had now taken Athens, when Gallienus advanced against those who were already in possession of Thrace, and ordered Odonathus of Palmyra, a person whose ancestors had always been highly respected by the emperors, to assist the eastern nations which were then in a very distressed condition. . . .

While affairs were thus situated in the east, intelligence was brought to Gallienus, who was then occupied in the Scythian war, that Aurelianus, or Aureolus, who was commander of the cavalry posted in the neighbourhood of Milan to watch the motions of Posthumus, had formed some new design, and was ambitious to be emperor. Being alarmed at this he went immediately to Italy, leaving the command against the Scythians with Marcianus, a person of great experience in military affairs. . . . Gallienus, in his journey towards Italy, had a plot formed against him by Heraclianus, prefect of the court, who communicated his design to Claudius, in whom the chief management of affairs was vested. The design was to murder Gallienus. Having found a man very ready for such an undertaking, who commanded a troop of Dalmatians, he entrusted the action to him. To effect it, the party stood by Gallienus at supper and informed him that some of the spies had brought intelligence, that Aureolus and his army were close at hand. By this they considerably alarmed him. Calling immediately for his horse and arms, he mounted, ordering his men to follow him in their armour, and rode away without any attendance. Thus the captain finding him alone killed him.
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Follis

Laureate head, right, IMP LIC LICINIVS P F AVG
Jupiter standing left with thunderbolt and sceptre, eagle at foot with wreath in its beak, A over μ (Mu) over dot in right field, dot SIS dot in ex, IOVI CONSERVATORI

RIC 225a var

According to Zonaras: Maximinus took as colleague in his rule Licinius, who derived his lineage from the Dacians and was the brother-in-law of Constantine the Great. After he had made him colleague in his sovereignty and left him in Illyricum to defend the Thracians, who were being plundered by barbarians, he himself proceeded to Rome, to battle against Maxentius. Then, being suspicious of his own soldiers and fearing lest they desert to the enemy, he desisted from battle and departed. He regretted his appointment of Licinius, first plotted secretly against him, and then openly joined battle with him. He attacked him, was repulsed, defeated, and fled, and in his flight did away with himself. . . .

Eutropius adds: CONSTANTINE, being a man of great energy, bent upon effecting whatever he had settled in his mind, and aspiring to the sovereignty of the whole world, proceeded to make war on Licinius, although he had formed a connexion with him by marriage, for his sister Constantia was married to Licinius. And first of all be overthrew him, by a sudden attack, at Cibalae in Pannonia, where he was making vast preparations for war; and after becoming master of Dardania, Maesia, and Macedonia, took possession also of several other provinces.

There were then various contests between them, and peace made and broken. At last Licinius, defeated in a battle at Nicomedia by sea and land, surrendered himself, and, in violation of an oath taken by Constantine, was put to death, after being divested of the purple, at Thessalonica.
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Follis

Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, IMP CONSTANTINVS PF AVG
Sol standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, raising right hand and holding globe in left hand, captive to left. Mintmark RQ.

RIC VII 52

According to Zonaras: Constans, in the eleventh year of his reign since he had been proclaimed Caesar, having ruled gently and mildly, came to the end of his life while residing in Britain, having, because of his goodness, bequeathed grief for himself among those he ruled, first having appointed successor the elder of his own sons, namely Constantine the Great, whom he begat by his first wife. He also had by his second wife, Herculius’ daughter Theodora, other sons, Constantinus, Hannibalianus, and Constantius. Constantine the Great was preferred over them, since they were judged by their father to be unsuited for sovereignty. . . . Constantine, when he was still a lad, was actually given by his father as a hostage to Gallerius, in order that, serving as a hostage, at the same time he be trained in the exercise of the soldierly art.

Eutropius summarizes: CONSTANTINE, being a man of great energy, bent upon effecting whatever he had settled in his mind, and aspiring to the sovereignty of the whole world, proceeded to make war on Licinius, although he had formed a connexion with him by marriage,5 for his sister Constantia was married to Licinius. And first of all be overthrew him, by a sudden attack, at Cibalae in Pannonia, where he was making vast preparations for war; and after becoming master of Dardania, Maesia, and Macedonia, took possession also of several other provinces.

There were then various contests between them, and peace made and broken. At last Licinius, defeated in a battle at Nicomedia by sea and land, surrendered himself, and, in violation of an oath taken by Constantine, was put to death, after being divested of the purple, at Thessalonica.

At this time the Roman empire fell under the sway of one emperor and three Caesars, a state of things which had never existed before; the sons of Constantine ruling over Gaul, the east, and Italy. But the pride of prosperity caused Constantine greatly to depart from his former agreeable mildness of temper. Falling first upon his own relatives, he put to death his son, an excellent man; his sister's son, a youth of amiable disposition; soon afterwards his wife, and subsequently many of his friends.

He was a man, who, in the beginning of his reign, might have been compared to the best princes; in the latter part of it, only to those of a middling character. Innumerable good qualities of mind and body were apparent in him; he was exceedingly ambitious of military glory, and had great success in his wars; a success, however, not more than proportioned to his exertions. After he had terminated the Civil war, he also overthrew the Goths on various occasions, granting them at last peace, and leaving on the minds of the barbarians a strong remembrance of his kindness. He was attached to the arts of peace and to liberal studies, and was ambitious of honourable popularity, which he, indeed, sought by every kind of liberality and obligingness. Though he was slow, from suspicion, to serve some of his friends,6 yet he was exceedingly generous towards others, neglecting no opportunity to add to their riches and honours.

He enacted many laws, some good and equitable, but most of them superfluous, and some severe. He was the first that endeavoured to raise the city named after him to such a height as to make it a rival to Rome. As he was preparing for war against the Parthians, who were then disturbing Mesopotamia, he died in the Villa Publica, at Nicomedia, in the thirty-first year of his reign, and the sixty-sixth of his age.

Zosimus described Constantine's conversion to Christianity: For he put to death his son Crispus, stiled (as I mentioned) Caesar, on suspicion of debauching his mother-in-law Fausta, without any regard to the ties of nature. And when his own mother Helena expressed much sorrow for this atrocity, lamenting the young man's death with great bitterness, Constantine under pretence of comforting her, applied a remedy worse than the disease. For causing a bath to be heated to an extraordinary degree, he shut up Fausta in it, and a short time after took her out dead. Of which his conscience accusing him, as also of violating his oath, he went to the priests to be purified from his crimes. But they told him, that there was no kind of lustration that was sufficient to clear him of such enormities. A Spaniard, named Aegyptius, very familiar with the court-ladies, being at Rome, happened to fall into converse with Constantine, and assured him, that the Christian doctrine would teach him how to cleanse himself from all his offences, and that they who received it were immediately absolved from all their sins. Constantine had no sooner heard this than he easily believed what was told him, and forsaking the rites of his country, received those which Aegyptius offered him ; and for the first instance of his impiety, suspected the truth of divination.
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2. Antiochos I Soter 14 viewsSELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos I Soter. 281-261 BC. Æ . Antioch mint. Anchor on boss of Macedonian shield / Elephant standing right; monogram and [club] above, jawbone in exergue. SC 341; HGC 9, 195.1 commentsecoli
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2014.105.444 viewsAlexander III, The Great, Uncertain Macedonian Mint (336-323 BC)

AE18; 5.91 g; 6h

Obverse: Head of Heracles right, wearing lion's skin.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, between club and bow in case.
Ref: Price 266; SNG Munich Part 10/11 827;
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2014.105.540 viewsAlexander III, The Great, Uncertain Macedonian Mint (336-323 BC)

AE15; 3.66 g; 7h

Obverse: Male head right, wearing Taenia.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝ[ΔΡΟΥ]; Horse advancing right. Below E.
Ref: Price 356;
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21-01 - Lucius Aemilius Lepidus Paullus (62 A.C)21 viewsAR Denarius 19 mm 3.9 gr

Este Magistrado Monetario era el hermano mayor de M. Aemilius Lepidus, que con posterioridad se convertiría en uno de los tres triúnviros junto a Octavio y Marco Antonio.
Esta emisión conmemora las victorias de L. Aemilius Paullus, supuesto ancestro del Magistrado Monetario. La palabra TER en el reverso, significa "Tertia", lo que referiría a los tres triunfos; en España en 190 A.C., Liguria en 181 A.C. y la famosa batalla de de Pydna en 168 A.C., donde los romanos extinguieron el reino independiente de Macedonia..

Anv: "PAVLLVS LEPIDVS - CONCORDIA", Busto de Concordia a der., vistiendo velo y diadema.
Rev: "TER" sobre, "PAVLLVS" en exergo. El ancestro del Magistrado, L. Aemilius Lepidus, vistiendo toga y estante a la izquierda de un trofeo de armas, a la derecha del mismo el Rey Perseo de Macedonia y sus dos hijos.
Este Rey y sus hijos fueron llevados a Roma, luego de su derrota, para hacerlos participar del desfile de la victoria.

Ceca: Roma
Referencias: Sear RCTV Vol.1 #366 Pag.141 - Craw RRC #415/1 - Syd CRR #926 -BMCRR #3373 pl.43/8 - Harlan RRM 1p 1-10 - RSC Vol.1 Aemilia 10 Pag.11 - Babelon MRR Vol.1 #10 (Aemilia) Pag.122 - CDMR #126 - Albert MRR #1332 - Catalli #591
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21. Roman Macedon: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.41 viewsTetradrachm, ca 90 - 75 BC, Thessalonika mint.
Obverse: ΜΑΚΕΔΟΝΩΝ / Head of Alexander, wearing the Horn of Ammon.
Θ behind.
Reverse: AESILLAS Q / Club between money-chest and quaesteor's chair, all in olive-wreath.
16.23 gm., 29 mm.
S. #1463.

The dating of this series is far from certain. The traditional theory of ca 94 - 88 BC is supported by Athenian overstrikes. Others favor dates from the mid- 80s BC through the early 60s BC.
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221-179 BC - Philip V - Sear 1394 - Two Goats Reverse108 viewsKing: Philip V of Macedonia (r. 221-179 BC)
Date: 221-179 BC
Size: AE19
Condition: Mediocre

Obverse: Diademed head of Artemis Tauropoulos right

Reverse: AMΦIΠΩΛITΩN above and beneath two goats contending.

Amphipolis, Thrace (Macedonia)
Sear 1394; Lindgren II 934; BMC 36; SNG Cop. 62; ANS 116
4.83g; 19.9mm; 15°
Pep
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221-179 BC Philip V 35 viewsPhilip V
AE 14

Obverse:Macedonian shield with head of Perseus at center
Reverse:FILIPPOY BASILEOS either side of Macedonian helmet;star at the top

14.33mm 2.41gm

SEAR 6800 , SNG UK7 -744
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277-239 BC 44 viewsAntigonos Gonatas
Bronze

Obverse:Macedonian shield with monogram of Antigonos at centre
Reverse:BA - SI; either side of Macedonian helmet

17.07mm 4.32gm

SEAR 6788

Antigonos Gonatas son of Demetrios Poliorketes born at Gonnoi of Thesally.(Gonoi=Gonatas)
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294-288 BC Demetrios Poliorketes46 viewsDemetrios Poliorketes (The Besieger)
Bronze

Obverse:Macedonian shield with monogram of Demetrius at center
Reverse:BA-SI; either side of Macedonian helmet

15.17mm 3.31gm

SEAR 6774


Demetrios was son of Antigonos the one-eyed
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319-297 BC Kassander29 viewsMacedonia Kassander
Bronze AE 17
Obverse:Head of Herakles right wearing lions skin
Reverse:KASSANDROY,above and below lion seated right

17.73mm 3.36gm

SEAR 6753 SNG COP 1140
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33-49 - MARCO AURELIO como Cesar de Antonino Pio (139 - 161 D.C.)17 viewsANFÍPOLIS - Macedonia

AE 18 mm 5.5 gr

Anv: ”[OVHPOC KA]ICAP” – Cabeza desnuda viendo a derecha.
Rev: "AMΦIΠOΛEITΩN” – Artemisa estante de frente viendo a izq. portando larga antorcha en mano derecha.

Acuñada: 147 – 161 D.C.

Referencias: RPC IV #4236 - BMC V #106 - BN Paris #514 - Lingren #993 var. - AMNG III #82 var. - Varbanov #3215
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359-336 BC - Philip II - Lindgren II 1272 - Youth on Horse Reverse63 viewsKing: Philip II of Macedonia (r. 359-336 BC)
Date: 359-336 BC
Size: AE15
Condition: Fine

Obverse: Head of Apollo right wearing tania

Reverse: Φ I Λ I Γ Γ O Y
Youth on horse prancing left, right hand raised - or- whiping horse with right.
"N" below

Uncertain Macedonian mint
Lindgren II 1272; SNG Cop. 614; SNG ANS 939
6.54g; 15.9mm; 90°
Pep
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359-336 BC - Philip II - Youth on Horse Reverse49 viewsKing: Philip II of Macedonia (r. 359-336 BC)
Date: 359-336 BC
Size: AE16
Condition: Fair

Obverse: Head of Apollo right wearing tania

Reverse: Φ I Λ I Γ Γ O Y
Youth on horse prancing right.
"N" below

Uncertain Macedonian mint
5.43g; 16.1mm; 345°
Pep
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359-336 BC Philip II30 viewsMacedonian KIngdom Philip II 359-336 b.c
AE Quarter Unit
Obverse:Head of Herakles right
Reverse:FILIPPOY up and down of club

10.79mm 1.35gm

SNG COP 620
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359-336 BC PhilipII30 viewsMacedonian KIngdom Philip II
AE Double Unit

Obverse:Head of Apollo right
Reverse:Youth on horse prancing, FILIPPOY above , E below
21.80mm 8.64gm
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36. Basil I Fouree Solidus13 viewsByzantine Empire
Basil I, the Macedonian.
867 - 886 AD.
Plated Solidus. 19.86mm, 2.00g.

O: Christ seated facing.

R: Busts of Basil and Constantine facing.

S.1704. Fine.

Ex Ancient Treasures
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41-54 AD - ANTONIA AE16 of Thessalonica - struck under Claudius 29 viewsobv: ANTWNIA (draped bust right, hair tied in queue down neck)
rev: TECCALO-NEIKEWN (Nike on globe left, holding wreath and palm)
ref: RPC 1582, SNG ANS 840
mint: Thessalonica, Macedonia
4.74 gms, 16 mm
Very rare - original green patina

Antonia was daughter of Marc Antony and Octavia, wife of Nero Claudius Drusus, sister-in-law of Tiberius, mother of Claudius, and grandmother of Caligula.
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41-54 AD - CLAUDIUS & AUGUSTUS AE21 of Thessalonica - struck under Claudius29 viewsobv:TI KLAY KAICAP CEBACTOC GEP (laureate head of Claudius left)
rev: TEOC CEBACTOC TECCALONEIKEWN (radiate head of Augustus right)
ref: RPC 1578, SNG ANS 842, BMC Macedonia -; SNG Copenhagen -
mint: Thessalonica, Macedonia
8.19 gms, 21 mm
Rare

Under the Roman Empire, Thessalonica became the capital city of the Roman province of Macedonia (146 BCE). Paul wrote the epistles to the Thessalonians, from Corinth in 51 AD.
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421/1. Nonia - denarius (59 BC)21 viewsAR Denarius (Rome, 59 BC)
O/ Head of Saturn right, head of a harpoon and conical stone behind; S C upwards behind; SVFENAS downwards before.
R/ Roma seated left on a pile of trophies, holding sceptre and sword, crowned by Victory standing behind; PR L V P F around; SEX NONI in exergue.
3.90g; 19mm
Crawford 421/1 (56 obverse dies/62 reverse dies)
- Collection of Walter Friedrich Stoecklin, Amriswil, Switzerland, before 1975. W. F. Stoecklin was the second member of a dynasty of coin collectors based in Switzerland.
- Obolos 9, lot 77.

* Marcus Nonius Sex.f. Sufenas:

Sufenas belonged to the plebeian gens Nonia, a relatively new gens at this time. He was the son of son of Sextus Nonius Sufenas, who had played a crucial part in 86 BC by leading the defection to Sulla among Fimbria's troops during the Civil War. Sulla then rewarded him with a praetorship in 81 BC. In turn, Sextus organised the first Victory games celebrating his patron (the Ludi Victoriae Sullanae), as explained on the reverse (Sextus Nonius praetor ludos Victoriae primus fecit).

Marcus Sufenas' career relied on the patronage of Pompey, whom he devotedly served. In 56 he was Tribune of the Plebs, and with the famous Publius Clodius Pulcher, Gaius Porcius Cato, and Lucius Procilius, they sabotaged the consular elections in order to force the choice of Pompey and Crassus as Consuls for 55 (Cassius Dio, Roman History, xxxix. 27-33). Pompey then used his influence to acquit Sufenas (Cicero, Atticus, iv. 15).

Since he was governor of Macedonia or Cyrenaica in 51 (Cicero, Atticus, vi. 1 & viii. 15), Broughton conjectured that he had been Praetor in 52. He was still in his province by 49, so he probably helped Pompey after his flight from Italy. Plutarch mentions him just before the Battle of Pharsalus (Life of Cicero, 38). As he disappears from ancient sources after this, he might have died during the battle.
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454-413 BC 60 viewsPerdikkas II
Tetrobol

Obverse:Horse pracing right
Reverse:Crested Macedonian helmet,in linear square inside shallow incuse square

14.33mm 1.67gm

SEAR 1488
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5018 MACEDONIA Amphipolis, Antoninus Pius Ae 25 147-61 AD Tyche9 viewsReference
RPC IV 5018 (temp); Köhler-Osbahr 465; Be (Righetti 342)

Obv. ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑ ΚΑΙСΑΡ ΑΝΤωΝΙΝο[С]
Laureate head of Antoninus Pius

Rev. ΑΜΦΙΠοΛΙС (sic)
Turreted Tyche seated, left, holding patera and extending her drapery

8.13 gr
25 mm
6h
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55 BC Gn. Plancius151 viewsCN PLANCIVS AED CVR SC
Head of Macedonia right, wearing causia

Cretan goat standing right, bow and quiver behind
IIZ (old museum number?) in Ex.

Rome 55 BC
3.46g

Sear 396, RRC 432/1

Ex-Canadian Coin

Gnaeus Plancius was a friend of Cicero and strikes this coin as curule aedile. The type recalls his military service in Crete under the Proconsul Q. Metellus. He was also a military tribune under C. Antonius. He later returned to Macedonia as questor under the Propraetor L. Appuleius Saturninus. While serving as Questor in Thessalonia Plancius courageously took in Cicero as a guest in his official residence. Earlier that year (January or Early February of 58 BC.) Cicero was exiled from Italy and Rome because of the Tribune Clodius' legislation which confiscated Cicero's property and forced him to stay 400 miles out of the city of Rome. Clodius was eventually killed along the Appian Way by his rival Milo. Cicero took up the case for the defense of Milo unsuccessfully. In 54 BC Cicero defended Gn. Plancius in a court case (Pro Plancio) in which A. Laterensis accused Plancius of illegally organizing voting clubs (Colegia) to sway the elections and of bribery. Cicero was able to get Plancius acquitted and wrote his Pro Plancio which outlined his speeches and lines of questioning.
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607 MACEDONIA Pella, AE 26 Pan seated left17 viewsReference
RPC III, 607; Varbanov III 3714; BMC 33; AMNG 30

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRA HADRIANVS AVG COS P P
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., with drapery on l. shoulder (countermarked head right)

Rev. COL IVL AVG PELL
Pan, naked, seated l. on rock, his r. hand raised to head, left arm resting on syrinx.

9.83 gr
26 mm
12h
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607 MACEDONIA Pella, AE 26 Pan seated left9 viewsReference
RPC III, 607; Varbanov III 3714; BMC 33; AMNG 30

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRA HADRIANVS AVG COS P P
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., with drapery on l. shoulder (countermarked head right)

Rev. COL IVL AVG PELL
Pan, naked, seated l. on rock, his r. hand raised to head, left arm resting on syrinx.

9.83 gr
26 mm
12h
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613 MACEDONIA, Dium AE 25 129-38 AD Athena standing9 viewsReference.
RPC III 613;

Obv. IMP CAES HADRIANO AVG OLYMPIO
Laureate, bust of Hadrian to right.

Rev. COL IVL AVG DIENSIS / D - D
Athena ständig front, head left, holding patera in right hand and spear in left; to left at feet owl; to right, coiled serpent.

5.78 gr
21 mm
6h
okidoki
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614 MACEDONIA, Dium AE 25 129-38 AD Athena standing18 viewsReference. very rare
RPC III 614 corr. (obverse legend).

Obv. IMP CAES HADRIANO AVG OLYMPIO
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right.

Rev. COL IVL AVG DIENSIS / D - D
Athena ständig front, head left, holding patera in right hand and spear in left; to left at feet owl; to right, coiled serpent.

5.20 gr
25 mm
6h
okidoki
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632 MACEDONIA Koinon of Macedonia Hadrian AE 27 129 AD Winged thunderbolt16 viewsReferentie.
RPC III, 632; BMC Macedon p. 28; 151; SNG Copenhagen 1338; Sear GIC 1118.

Obv. AΔRIANOC KAICAP
Laureate head right.

Rev. KOINON MAKEΔONΩN
Winged thunderbolt.

13.7 gr
26 mm
6h
okidoki
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634 MACEDONIA Koinon Hadrian AE 21 Macedonian shield16 viewsReference.
RPC III, 634; Varbanov 3029; BMC 152

Obv. KAICAP AΔPIANOC
laureate, bust right

Rev. KOINON MAKEΔΩNON
Macedonian shield

7.5 gr
21 mm
okidoki
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635 MACEDONIA Koinon Hadrian AE 21 Macedonian shield21 viewsReference.
RPC III, 635; AMNG 256-7, Varbanov 3028

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

Rev. ΚΟΙΝΟΝ ΜΑΚΕΔΟΝΩΝ
Macedonian shield

5.9 gr
21 mm
1 commentsokidoki
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646 MACEDONIA, Amphipolis. Hadrian AE 24 Amphipolis16 viewsReference.
RPC III, 646; AMNG 80, Varbanov 3183 corr.; RPC III pl. 26, 646 (same dies)

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕ
Radiate head of Hadrian, right

Rev. ΑΜΦΙΠΟΛΕΙΤωΝ
Amphipolis turreted seated l., holding patera in extended r. hand

8.10 gr
24 mm
6h
okidoki
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649 MACEDONIA, Amphipolis Hadrian AE 19 Artemis standing10 viewsReference.
RPC III, 649/4; BMC 100; Varbanov 3185; Lindgren 982; Moushmov 6075; cf. SNG ANS 182

Obv. ΚΑΙСΑΡ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС
laureate head of Hadrian, r.; to r., star

Rev. ΑΜΦΙΠΟΛΕΙΤωΝ
Artemis Tauropolos standing l., wearing kalathos, holding long torch in r. hand; on r., shield.

4.26 gr
19 mm
6h

Note.
From the Belgica Collection. Ex Gorny & Mosch 233 (6 October 2015), lot 1892.
okidoki
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649 MACEDONIA, Amphipolis Hadrian, Artemis standing13 viewsReference.
RPC III, 649; BMC 100; Varbanov 3185; Lindgren 982; Moushmov 6075

Obv. ΚΑΙСΑΡ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС
laureate head of Hadrian, r.; to r., star

Rev. ΑΜΦΙΠΟΛΕΙΤωΝ
Artemis Tauropolos standing l., wearing kalathos, holding long torch in r. hand; on r., shield.

5.65 gr
19 mm
6h
okidoki
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650 MACEDONIA, Amphipolis. Hadrian, Artemis18 viewsReference.
RPC III, 650; BMC 99 (pag.55) Varbanov 3181; SNG ANS 181

Obv. KAICAP AΔPIANOC
Bare head right. (adjustment mark ear.)

Rev. AMΦΙΠΟ Λ εΙ Τω Ν
Artemis Tauropolos, holding billowing veil, riding on bull charging right.

6.16 gr
21 mm
6h
okidoki
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651 MACEDONIA, Amphipolis Hadrian, Artemis standing16 viewsReference.
RPC III, 651; BMC 102; Lindgren 984; SNG ANS -

Obv. ΚΑΙСΑΡ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС
Hadrian helmeted standing front, head l., r. hand raised, holding parazonium in l.

Rev. ΑΜΦΙΠΟΛΕΙΤωΝ
Artemis Tauropolos standing l., wearing kalathos, holding long torch in r. hand and branch in l.

3.63 gr
20 mm
6h
okidoki
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656 MACEDONIA, Amphipolis Sabina, Artemis standing3 viewsReference.
RPC III, 656/12 ; Cop 103, Varbanov 3189

Obv. ϹΑΒΕΙΝΑ ϹΕΒΑϹΤΗ
Diademed and draped bust of Sabina, right

Rev. ΑΜΦΙΠΟΛΕΙΤⲰΝ
Artemis Tauropolos standing l., wearing kalathos, holding long torch in r. hand; on r., shield

4.74 gr
20 mm
6h
okidoki
876_P_Hadrian_RPC657.jpg
657 MACEDONIA, Amphipolis Hadrian AE 25 Amphipolis17 viewsReverence.
RPC III, 657; AMNG 67; SNG ANS 155. Varnanov 3128; Lindgren 966

Issue Coinage without imperial portrait

Obv. ΚΑΙСΑΡ СΕΒΑСΤΟС
Emperor in military dress standing l., holding spear in r. hand and parazonium in l.

Rev. ΑΜΦΙΠΟΛΕΙΤωΝ
Amphipolis turreted seated l., holding patera in extended r. hand and her garment in her left hand.

10.62 gr
25 mm
6h

Note from Leu
RPC assigns this issue to the time of Hadrian based upon fabric, types and letter forms.
okidoki
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665 MACEDONIA, Philippi. Hadrian Divus Augustus and Divus Julius8 viewsReference.
RPC III, 665 var on bust; Varbanov 3782

Obv. IMP CAES TRAIA HADR[ ]
Laureate and cuirassed bust right, slight drapery on shoulder

Rev. COL AVG IVL PHILIP
Divus Augustus standing left on basis inscribed DIVVS/[AVG], raising hand; Divus Julius standing behind, crowning him with wreath; altar on either side

7.73 gr
23 mm
6h

Note.
From the Belgica Collection.
okidoki
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665 MACEDONIA, Philippi. Hadrian, Divus Augustus and Divus Julius14 viewsReference.
RPC III, 665 var on bust; Varbanov 3782

Obv. IMP CAES TRAIA HADR[ ]
Laureate and cuirassed bust right, slight drapery on shoulder

Rev. COL AVG IVL PHILIP
Divus Augustus standing left on basis inscribed DIVVS/[AVG], raising hand; Divus Julius standing behind, crowning him with wreath; altar on either side

5.83 gr
22 mm
6h
1 commentsokidoki
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69-58 - Edessa - GORDIANO III (238 - 244 D.C.)19 viewsÉdessa, Macedonia, Grecia

AE 25 mm 7.7 gr.

Anv: "AVT K M ANTΩNIOC ΓOΡΔIA- - -", Busto laureado a derecha.
Rev: "EΔECCEΩ/N", en exergo, Roma Nicéfora sentada a izq. en escudo, portando Victoriola, siendo coronada por Tyche con corona mural, portando cornucopia.

Acuñada 238 - 244 D.C.

Referencias: Varbanov III #3673 (R4) Pag.421, Moushmov #6275, SNG Cop #168, SNG Ans #265/6
mdelvalle
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90. Koinon of Macedonia.24 viewsAE 25, ca mid 3'rd century AD, Beroea.
Obverse: AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ / Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: KOINON MAKEΔONΩN NEΩ / Horseman galloping right, holding spear, mantle waving behind.
12.72 gm., 25 mm.
Moushmov #7223.

Minted some 550+ years after his death, The portrait of Alexander on this coin was obviously copied from Alexander's own coinage.
Callimachus
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91. Koinon of Macedonia.34 viewsAE 25, ca mid 3'rd century AD, Beroea.
Obverse: AΛEΞANΔΡO&Upsilon / Diademed head of Alexander.
Reverse: KOINON MAKEΔONΩN B NE / Soldier standing, holding a spear and a parazonium.
9.66 gm., 25 mm.
Moushmov #7206.

Minted some 550+ years after his death, The portrait of Alexander on this coin was likely copied from a coin of Lysimachos.
1 commentsCallimachus
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Acanthos 4th / 3rd c. B.C.12 viewsMACEDONIA, Acanthos 4th / 3rd c. B.C. Ae 15mm. 2.91g. Obv: Helmeted head of Athena, with crest l. Rev: A-K-A-N between the four spokes of a wheel. SNG Evelpidis 1132. Grose 15, 3146ddwau
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Achaea264 viewsAchaea, province of the Roman Empire, consisted of the modern-day Peloponnese in southern Greece and is bordered on the north by the provinces of Epirus and Macedonia. The region was annexed to the Roman Republic in 146 BC following the sack of Corinth by the campaign of Roman general Lucius Mummius. L. Mummius was awarded the cognomen "Achaicus" as "conqueror of Achaea" for his actions.ancientone
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Adaeus, Macedonian King, c. 200 BCE16 viewsObverse - Laureate head of Apollo right
Reverse - ADAIOU to right of tripod; HR monogram and E in left field
SNG Black Sea.
Silver 17 mm, 4.5 g
NORMAN K
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AE 21 Mesembria Macedonia20 viewsAE 21 Mesembria Macedonia
450-350 BC

Obv. Helmet right
Rev. MESEM-BRIANWN, wheel
Jason G
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AE21 Marc Aurèle, Bouclier Macédoine, 165-170 ap. J-C!36 viewsAv.: tête laurée à gauche;
Rev.: KOINON MAKEDONON- bouclier macédoine.
6.88 gr.
Macedonia
Moushmov 5890 Marcus Aurelius AE27 of Macedonia. KAICAP ANTWNINOC, draped bust left / KOINON MAKEDONWN, Macedonian shield.
oinon
Moushmov 5890 Marcus Aurelius, AE22 of the Koinon of Macedonia. KAICAP ANTWNINOC, laureate head right / KOINON MAKEDONWN around Macedonian shield decorated with eight dots around central boss. Varbanov 3046, Moushmov 5890, AMNG 283.
Antonivs Protti
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AE26 Marc Aurèle/ déesse, Amphipolis 170 ap. J-C30 viewsAE26 de Marcus Aurelius, 161-180 ap. J-C!
frappe Amphipolis, Macédoine, Rare
26 mm- 7.32 gr, patine foncée, haut relief, Etat: TTB+
Droit : AV KAI M AYPH ANTWNEINOC- tête barbue à droite;
Rev.: AMFIPOLEITWN-La déesse de la ville assise à gauche, tenante une patère.
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SNGCop 105 Marcus Aurelius AE25 of Amphipolis, Macedonia. AVT K M AVP ANTWNEINOC, laureate head right / AMFIPOLEITWN, the city-goddess seated left holding patera. BMC 111v. sold
Antonivs Protti
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Aesillas Macedonian Tetradrachm c 80 BC11 viewsObv: Head of Alexander the Great with horns of Ammon
behind Θ mint of Thessillonika
MAKEΔONΩN below
Rev: AESILLAS ; below Q (Quaestor)
Left ;Money Chest ; middle, Club of Hercules, ; right, Quaestor's Chair
All surrounded by a wreath
Obs 37 Reverse not in plates
Bauslaugh group VI c 85 BC
29mm 17.02gm
cicerokid
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Aesillas. Roman Quaestor. 90-75 BC. AR Tetradrachm of Thessalonica12 viewsMacedon, Aesillas. Roman Quaestor. 90-75 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.24 gm) of Thessalonica. Alexander the Great r., with horn of Amon and streaming hair. ΜΑΚΕΔΟΝΩΝ below, Θ behind. / Macedonian war club b/w cista (fiscus, money chest) and sella (curule chair), AESILLAS Q above, all enclosed in wreath. VF.  Traces of luster and pitting. ACNAC Dewing 1224-1225; AMNG III/I #223; Bauslaugh Gp VI O42A/187; HGC 3.1 #1110; McClean II #3716-3717 (plate 138 #10-11); SNG Cop 2 #1330; SNG Fitzwilliam 2346-2350; SNG Lockett 3303-3309. Anaximander
Akanthos_50.jpg
Akanthos, Macedonia22 views470 - 390 B.C.
Silver Tetrobol
2.25 gm, 16 mm
Obv.: Forepart of bull left, head right; A above
Rev.: Granulated quadripartite incuse square
BMC Macedonia p. 36, 35;
Sear 1369v;
[SNG ANS 47-8]
Jaimelai
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Akanthos, Macedonia15 views500 - 470 B.C.
Silver Tetrobol
2.317 gm, 15.3 mm
Obv.: Forepart of lioness right, head turned so the top of the head is seen, floral ornament (acanthus) above, dotted line at truncation, dotted ground line
Rev.: Quadripartite incuse square
HGC 3, 386; Sear 1363a; Rosen 84; BMC Macedonia p. 33, 10/12; Weber II 1875;
[SNG Cop 7; SNG ANS 18/23; SNG Berry 4; AMNG III/2 13]

Ex Forum GA85066, ex Gorny & Mosch auction 245, part of lot 1906
Jaimelai
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Akanthos, Macedonia 22 views500 - 470 B.C.
Silver Tetrobol
2.317 gm, 15.3 mm
Obv.: Forepart of lioness right, head turned so the top of the head is seen, floral ornament (acanthus) above, dotted line at truncation, dotted ground line
Rev.: Quadripartite incuse square
HGC 3, 386; Sear 1363a; Rosen 84; BMC Macedonia p. 33, 10/12; Weber II 1875;
[SNG Cop 7; SNG ANS 18/23; SNG Berry 4; AMNG III/2 13]

Ex Forum GA85066, ex Gorny & Mosch auction 245, part of lot 1906

Different lighting on this shot - bounced off walls on light table.
Jaimelai
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Akanthos. 430-390 BC. AR Tetrobol 4 viewsMacedon, Akanthos. 430-390 BC. AR Tetrobol (2.30 gm) light Thraco-Mac. stdd. Forepart of bull kneeling l., looking back. Swastika above, dotted border. / Shallow quadripartite incuse square of dots.  gVF.   SNG ANS 7 #39-41; AMNG III/2 #35 (plate VII #13); BMC Macedonia 33; HGC 3.1 #392; SNG Ashmolean III #2212; SNG Cop 2 #17; SNG Fitzwilliam III #1893. Anaximander
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Akanthos; Obol; Lion's head/ quadripartite incuse square93 viewsAkanthos, Macedonia, Obol; 525-500; 9mm, 0.4g; Lion's head from above/ quadripartite incuse square; SNG ANS 27. Podiceps
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Akarnania Leukas AR Stater circa 320-280 BC 23 mm 8.22g 12 h66 viewsL below,Pegasos flying left.Rev head of Athena left wearing Corinthian helmet,behind crested Macedonian helmet between T and I.
Pegasi 151.
2 commentsGrant H
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Akarnania Leukas AR Stater circa 345-307 BC 21mm 8.55g 12h Pegasi 15114 viewsPegasos flying left./Helmeted head of Athena left,T-I crested Macedonian helmet behind.Grant H
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Akarnania Metropolis circa 300-250 BC AR Stater 21mm 8.48 g 3 h pegasi 1/35 viewsPegasos flying left,below monogram of MH/Head of Athena left,wearing Corinthin helmet,behind Macedonian shield decorated with Athena standing to right.bankers mark on obveres very rare mintGrant H
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Alexander the great, Macedonia 336-323 B.C. AE 14mm. 16 viewsAlexander the great, Macedonia 336-323 B.C.

Obv. Head of Apollo right.

Rev. ALEXANDROY, prancing horse right; monogram below.
Lee S
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Alexander I Balas 150-145 B.C.14 viewsAlexander I Balas 150-145 B.C. Ae 18.6~19.4mm. 7.08g. Obv: Head of Alexander I as Alexander the Great r. in crested Macedonian helmet. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Nike standing l. crowning royal name with wreath and holding palm, ear of grain outer l. monogram A/B inner l. Houghton 201, SNG Cop Syria 263, Babelon 851ddwau
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Alexander I, Tetrobol; Horse/ Crested helmet17 viewsAlexander I, King of Aigai, Macedonia, 495-454 B.C. AR Tetrobol. 2.0g, 14mm. Horse prancing right / Crested helmet right in linear square within shallow incuse. SNGCop 486. 1 commentsPodiceps
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Alexander I. 460-451 BC. 6 viewsMacedon, Alexander I. 460-451 BC. AR Tetradrachm (12.83 gm) of Aigai, light Thraco-Mac. stdd. Mounted horseman r., wearing kausia, carrying two lances, r. / Forepart of goat ("aigos" in a pun on Aigai) with head reverted, in incuse square.  gVF.  Pegasi 123 #66. SNG ANS 8 #33; HGC 3.1 #769; Raymond Macedonian Grp III #114; SNG Alpha Bank 73; SNG Berry 66; SNG Cop -; Svoronos Macedoine VI #12 (plate XIII #20). Anaximander
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Alexander II37 views1/8 obol
Apollo / horse
diam 15 mm - 2,6 g
370-367 bC
very scarce
1 commentsantvwala
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Alexander III 68 viewsMacedonian AE18 - Price 2102Ghengis_Jon
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Alexander III 31 viewsAlexander the Great
Ae 1/2 Amphipolis 325-310 B.C

Obverse:Macedonian shield with thunderbolt at center
Reverse:B-A ;Macedonian helmet; monogram below.

15.88mm 4.12gm

Price 413
Struck under Antipater, Polyperchon or Kassander
maik
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Alexander III36 viewsAlexander III the Great 356 b.c
Bronze Macedonia 336-323 b.c

Obverse:Head of Alexander the Great as Herakles wearing lions skin.
Reverse:Bow in bow-case,club;ALEXANDROU at center;PI in upper field

16.73mm 5.75gm

Price 310 (Drama hoard) ; Sear 6739
maik
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Alexander III30 viewsAlexander The Great 356-323 b.c
AE15 1/2 Unit 325-310 b.c

Obverse:Macedonian sheild with thunderbolt at center
Reverse:B - A either side of Crested Macedonian helmet;Trident below

14.96mm 3.69gm

PRICE 420
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Alexander III556 viewsAlexander III AR Tetradrachm. ‘Amphipolis’ mint. Struck under Kassander, circa 316-314 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; shield in left field, pellet-in-Π below throne. 17.1 g.

Price 136; Troxell, Studies, issue L8.

Thanks for the atribution Lloyd!


Most lifetime issues of Alexander the Great were usualy bulky/thick, which did not alow for the entire design of the die to imprint on the coin. IMO looked better then the wide thin flan. (edit: though this one is Struck under Kassander)

The coin was hand stuck with a die/avil. Dies were usually made of Bronze because it was sofeter and easier to work with then iron, (though some were made of iron as well) then the was anealed to make it stronger and less brittle.

The planchets were made by pouring molten metal into a mold and saved until needed. When it was ready to be used, they heated it just below melting point and placed it between the dies and the punch die was struck with a hammer.


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"Building upon his father's success in Greece, Alexander III (Alexander the Great, reigned 336-323 BC) set about the conquest of the Achaemenid Persian Empire. By the time of his death at the age of 31, he ruled most of the known world from Greece to Afghanistan. Initially Alexander continued to mint Philip's gold and silver coins. Soon, however, the need for a silver coinage that could be widely used in Greece caused him to begin a new coinage on the Athenian weight-standard. His new silver coins, with the head of Herakles on one side and a seated figure of Zeus on the other, also became one of the staple coinages of the Greek world. They were widely imitated within the empire he had forged."

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"......Alexander seems to have liked Amphipolis, because one of his last plans was to spend no less than 315 ton silver for a splendid new temple in the city that was to be dedicated to Artemis Tauropolus. It was never built, but after Alexander's death on 11 June 323 in Babylon, his wife queen Roxane settled in Amphipolis, which appears to have become one of the residences of the Macedonian royals. In 179, king Philip V died in the town."


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Amphipolis , ancient city of Macedonia, on the Strymon (Struma) River near the sea and NE of later Thessaloníki. The place was known as Ennea Hodoi [nine ways] before it was settled and was of interest because of the gold and silver and timber of Mt. Pangaeus (Pangaion), to which it gave access. Athenian colonists were driven out (c.464 BC) by Thracians, but a colony was established in 437 BC Amphipolis became one of the major Greek cities on the N Aegean. This colony was captured by Sparta, and Brasidas and Cleon were both killed in a battle there in 422 BC After it was returned to Athens in 421 BC, it actually had virtual independence until captured (357 BC) by Philip II of Macedon. He had promised to restore it to Athens, and his retention of Amphipolis was a major cause of the war with Athens. In 148 BC it became the capital of the Roman province of Macedonia. Paul, Silas, and Timothy passed through Amphipolis (Acts 17.1). Nearby is the modern Greek village of Amfípolis."

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"A quick look at the WildWinds database( http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/greece/macedonia/kings/alexander_III/t.html ) indicates that the style and monograms are consistent with an Amphipolis issue, with perhaps a little less care than usual in the engraving of the reverse. The closest I could locate with a quick look is Price 133 (variant), although yours appears to have a shield rather than dolphin in the left field reverse."
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Alexander III 'the Great' Æ1821 viewsKINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III 'the Great' (336-323).

Macedonian mint. 336-323 BC.

18mm., 5.6g.

Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin.

AΛEΞANΔPOY. Club and quiver. YE monogram in exergue

References: Price 2552

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Alexander III 'the Great' Æ1926 viewsKINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III 'the Great' (336-323).

Macedonian mint. 336-323 BC.

19mm., 3.99g.

Macedonian shield with head of Herakles ornamenting boss facing three-quarters right in centre, five double crescent-like ornaments around

B - A (BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞAN∆POY) flanking. Macedonian officer's helmet facing with ear flaps and crest from side to side; grain-ear

References: SNG Alpha Bank 849 (?); Price 2806 (?)

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Alexander III "The Great" 30 viewsLIFETIME ISSUE
Macedonian Empire
AR-Drachm;Abydus Mint; 328-323 BC
Obv: Head of young Herakles facing right,wearing lion skin headdress.
Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝ∆ΡΟΥ at right;-Zeus enthroned,Legs apart,Zeus seated left holding eagle and scepter,
Pegasus forepart in field left, ΑΞ monogram below throne.
Size:17mm;4.15gms
Ref: Price 1502
2 commentsbrian l
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Alexander III "the Great"58 views336-323 B.C.
Silver Tetradrachm
17.0 gm, 27 mm
Obv.: Head of Herakles right, clad in Nemean lion skin headdress tied at neck
Rev.: Zeus enthroned left holding large eagle and scepter, monogram left;
BAΣIΛEΩΣ left, AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ to right
Macedonian (Amphipolis) mint,
323-320 B.C.
Price 121
1 commentsJaimelai
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Alexander III 'The Great' | Zeus - Macedonian Kingdom, AR Drachm, 337 to 323 BC.81 views
Alexander III 'The Great' | Zeus - Silver drachm

Obv: Head of Alexander in guise of Herakles, wearing lion-skin headdress, right-facing.
Rev: Zeus enthroned, nude to waste, left-facing, holding and gazing at eagle in outstretched right hand, scepter in raised left hand; monogram TI before the god, below the eagle - second eagle below the monogram(?): [A]LEXANDROY down-vertical in right field.

Exergue: None.

Mint: Sardis
Struck: 310-301 BC. (Posthumous issue)

Size: 14.9 x 15.9 mm.
Weight: 4.27 grams.
Die axis: 0°

Condition: Quite fine. Beautiful, bright, clear, lustrous with subtle but distinctive toning. Nicely centered, well struck with excellent images, legend and monogram, in fine relief.

Refs:*
Müller 186.
Reference: Price - 2617
Tiathena
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Alexander III ("The Great")33 viewsAlexander III. 325-310 AD. Macedonian mint. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin / Club above bowcase. BA in centre with thunderbolt between the letters. Britanikus
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Alexander III (?) , Macedonian shield, helmet, Sardes mint.31 viewsMacedonian Kings, AE14, 3.6 g, Sardes mint.

Obv.: Macedonian shield with caduceus.
Rev.: B-A across upper fields, Macedonian helmet, caduceus
to left, FIL at lower left, rose at lower right.

Price 2605 var. Unlisted fieldmarks and positions.
Price (different numbers) lists the rose as being
in the right field, and a monogram below.
Steff V
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Alexander III 336 - 323 B.C.20 viewsMacedonian Kingdom, Alexander III, the Great, 336 - 323 B.C. Ae 11.7~12.1mm. 1.67g. Obv: Herakles head in lionskin headdress. Rev: AΛΕΞΑΝΔΡOY, bow and bowcase above, club and monogram below.ddwau
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ALEXANDER III AE Half Unit, Price 3162, Macedonian helmet44 viewsOBV: Gorgoneion in the center of a Macedonian shield
REV: Macedonian helmet; caduceus and NK monogram flanking below (Struck under Nikokreon)
4.9g, 15mm

Minted at Salamis, Cyprus, 323-315 BC
Legatus
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Alexander III AR Tetradrachm69 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right in lion's skin.
Rev: Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre; in left field, monogram and aplustre; beneath throne, amphora; in right field, inscription ALEXANDROU.
Mint: Amphipolis
Date: 315 - 294 BC
Weight: 17.00g
Ref: Price 4680
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Alexander III Posthumous Tetradrachm -- Amphipolis -- ~323 BC20 views16.80 g, 25 mm, 270°
Amphipolis Mint
Silver Tetradrachm
Minted during reign of Alexander III; Posthumous
Price 104

Obverse: Head of Herakles Wearing Nemean Skin Headdress Right.
Reverse: AΛEΞAN∆POY (Of Alexander), Zeus Aëtophoros Enthroned Left Holding Eagle and Staff.

Alexander III the Great, the King of Macedonia and conqueror of the Persian Empire is considered one of the greatest military geniuses of all times. He became king upon his father’s death in 336 BCE and went on to conquer most of the known world of his day. He is known as 'the great' both for his military genius and his diplomatic skills in handling the various populaces of the regions he conquered. He is further recognized for spreading Greek culture, language, and thought from Greece throughout Asia Minor, Egypt, and Mesopotamia to India and thus initiating the era of the Hellenistic World.
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What a nose.
Hydro
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Alexander III Posthumous Tetradrachm -- Arados -- 328-323 BC24 views16.03 g, 26 mm, 90°
Arados Mint
Silver Tetradrachm
Minted during reign of Alexander III; Posthumous
Price 3325

Obverse: Head of Herakles Wearing Nemean Skin Headdress Right.
Reverse: AΛEΞAN∆POY (Of Alexander), Zeus Aëtophoros Enthroned Left Holding Eagle and Staff.

Alexander III the Great, the King of Macedonia and conqueror of the Persian Empire is considered one of the greatest military geniuses of all times. He became king upon his father’s death in 336 BCE and went on to conquer most of the known world of his day. He is known as 'the great' both for his military genius and his diplomatic skills in handling the various populaces of the regions he conquered. He is further recognized for spreading Greek culture, language, and thought from Greece throughout Asia Minor, Egypt, and Mesopotamia to India and thus initiating the era of the Hellenistic World.
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Alexander III Posthumous Tetradrachm -- Phocis -- ~323 BC26 views16.95 g, 30 mm, 100°
Phocis Mint
Silver Tetradrachm
Minted during reign of Alexander III; Posthumous
Price 834; Muller 750

Obverse: Head of Herakles Wearing Nemean Skin Headdress Right.
Reverse: AΛEΞAN∆POY (Of Alexander), Zeus Aëtophoros Enthroned Left Holding Eagle and Staff.

Alexander III the Great, the King of Macedonia and conqueror of the Persian Empire is considered one of the greatest military geniuses of all times. He became king upon his father’s death in 336 BCE and went on to conquer most of the known world of his day. He is known as 'the great' both for his military genius and his diplomatic skills in handling the various populaces of the regions he conquered. He is further recognized for spreading Greek culture, language, and thought from Greece throughout Asia Minor, Egypt, and Mesopotamia to India and thus initiating the era of the Hellenistic World.
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A nice coin, but a past owner was way too harsh in chemically cleaning this. On the obverse, the lower jaw of the lion and Herakle's cheek contains a thin line of what I believe to be black chemical burn.
Hydro
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Alexander III Tetradrachm Amphipolis Mint41 viewsTetradrachm of Alexander III of Macedon known as "the great". This is posthumous issue from the mint of Amphipolis in Macedonia, minted 316 - 305 B.C. The obverse shows Alexander as Herakles wearing a lion skin. The reverse shows Zeus enthroned, holding a sceptre and eagle with a crescent moon in the left field and the legend ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝ ΔΡΟΥ aroundsimmurray
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Alexander III The Great530 viewsAlexander III The Great Silver Tetradrachm
Macedonia
Amphipolis mint 323-315 B.C.
24mm, 16.72g, 180o
ob: Herakles draped in Nemean Lion skin
rev: Zeus seated left holding sceptre in left and eagle in right. L above bucranium, E under throne. ALEXAN∆POY
Price 432; Ehrhardt 18
5 commentsmihali84
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Alexander III the Great - King of Macedonia c. 336-323 B.C.19 viewsBronze 18mm (6.24 grams) Macedonian mint, c. 336-323 B.C.
Obv: Head of Alexander the Great as Hercules right, wearing the lion-skin headdress.
Rev: AΛEΞANΔΡOY between Hercules' weapons, club above and bowcase below; thunderbolt above; Δ below.
Ref: Sear 6739; Price 275; Mueller 22; SNG Cop 1035
mjabrial
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Alexander III the Great 334-310 B.C6 viewsMacedonian Kingdom Alexander III the Great 334-310 B.C.

Obverse: Macedonian shield; around, five double crescents with five pellets between each; in centre, thunderbolt.

Reverse: B - A on either side of Crested Macedonian helmet, thunderbolt below.

17mm 4.66 grams
Macedonian Warrior
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Alexander III the Great 336 - 323 BC. 14 viewsAlexander III the Great 336 - 323 BC. Region of Macedonia


Obv: Alexander as Herakles clad in lion's skin head-dress right

Rev: AΛEΞANΔΡOY, club right above, bow in case below, >E above.

Diameter: 17 mm. / Weight: 5,35 gms. / Material: Æ Bronze

Refs: Muller 1709; Price 316
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Alexander III the Great 336 - 323 BC.6 viewsAlexander III the Great 336 - 323 BC. Region of Macedonia


Obv: Alexander as Herakles clad in lion's skin head-dress right

Rev: AΛEΞANΔΡOY, club right above, bow in case below, Π above.

Diameter: 18 mm. / Weight: 6,59 gms. / Material: Æ Bronze

Refs: Price 310; Muller 1702; SNG Cop 1042; cf Sear 6739.
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Alexander III the Great 336 - 323 BC.12 viewsAlexander III the Great 336 - 323 BC. Region of Macedonia


Obv: Herakles clad in lion's skin head-dress right

Rev: AΛEΞANΔΡOY, club right above, bow in case below, dolphin left below.

Diameter: 17 mm. / Weight: 6,07 gms. / Material: Æ Bronze

Refs: Mueller 541, SNG Cop. 1057. Price 323
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Alexander III The Great Lifetime Issue Drachm ! Signed by the artist 124 viewsMacedonian Kingdom, Alexander III The Great, 336 - 323 B.C.




Silver drachm, Price 2090A, ADM I 80 (same dies), VF, 4.214g, 16.0mm, 0o, Miletos mint, lifetime issue, c. 325 - 323 B.C.; obverse Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck, K on lion's jaw behind Herakles' ear; reverse ALEXANDROU, Zeus seated left, legs uncrossed, right leg forward, feet on footstool, eagle in extended right, long scepter vertical behind in left, monogram before;

EX; FORVM Ancient Coins ' Shop.


Lifetime Issue! Signed by the artist!(?) The K behind Herakles ear had traditionally been identified as the signature of the artist. Matt Kreuzer, however, believes the K (the Greek numeral 20) was used c. 325 B.C. to introduce the Attic drachm to Miletos by indicating either that 20 of these was equal to a gold stater, or that one of these drachm was equal to 20 of the 3 to 4 gram bronzes circulating at the time.


*With my sincere thank and appreciation , Photo and Description courtesy of FORVM Ancient Coins Staff.

**This coin is considered as Best of The Type :
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-108526


From The Sam Mansourati Collection.
Sam
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ALEXANDER III THE GREAT, Circa 336-323 BC.16 viewsBronze; Uncertain macedonian mint. Struck c.325-310 B.C.
6,48 g. 17 mm.
Obv: Head of Herakles facing right, wearing a lion's skin headdress.
Rev: AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ; quiver and bow below, club above, branch left in exergue.
Price 310. _1016
Antonivs Protti
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Alexander III The Great, drachm; Magnesia ad Maeandrum mint, Price 195934 viewsAlexander III The Great, Macedonian Kingdom, 336 - 323 B.C. Silver drachm, Price 1959, SNG Cop 965, VF/F, Magnesia ad Maeandrum mint, 3.889g, 17.0mm, 0o, posthumous, c. 319 - 305 B.C.; obverse Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck; reverse “ALEXANDROU”, Zeus enthroned left, eagle in right, long vertical scepter in left, right leg drawn back, “PA” monogram right, AT monogram under throne, B outer right (off-flan). Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Alexander III the Great, Lifetime issue83 viewsMacedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, 336 - 323 B.C., Lifetime Issue, 19mm
Obverse: Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion headdress tied at neck
Reverse: AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, club above, bow inside case below
4 commentsDk0311USMC
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Alexander III The Great, Macedonian Kingdom, 336 - 323 B.C.143 viewsAlexandros III Philippou Makedonon (356-323 BC), better known as Alexander the Great, single-handedly changed the entire nature of the ancient world in little more than ten years.

"Born in the northern Greek kingdom of Macedonia in 356 BC, to Philip II and his formidable wife Olympias, Alexander was educated by the philosopher Aristotle. Following his father's assassination in 336 BC, he inherited a powerful yet volatile kingdom, which he had to secure - along with the rest of the Greek city states - before he could set out to conquer the massive Persian Empire, in revenge for Persia's earlier attempts to conquer Greece.
Against overwhelming odds, he led his army to victories across the Persian territories of Asia Minor, Syria and Egypt without incurring a single defeat. With his greatest victory at the Battle of Gaugamela, in what is now northern Iraq, in 331 BC, the young king of Macedonia, leader of the Greeks, Overlord of Asia Minor and Pharaoh of Egypt also became Great King of Persia at the age of 25.

Over the next eight years, in his capacity as king, commander, politician, scholar and explorer, Alexander led his army a further 11,000 miles, founding over 70 cities and creating an empire that stretched across three continents and covered some two million square miles.

The entire area from Greece in the west, north to the Danube, south into Egypt and as far east as the Indian Punjab, was linked together in a vast international network of trade and commerce. This was united by a common Greek language and culture, whilst the king himself adopted foreign customs in order to rule his millions of ethnically diverse subjects.

Primarily a soldier, Alexander was an acknowledged military genius who always led by example, although his belief in his own indestructibility meant he was often reckless with his own life and that of those he expected to follow him. The fact that his army only refused to do so once, in the13 years of a reign during which there was constant fighting, indicates the loyalty he inspired.

Following his death in 323 BC at the age of only 32, his empire was torn apart in the power struggles of his successors. Yet Alexander's mythical status rapidly reached epic proportions and inspired individuals as diverse as Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Louis XIV and Napoleon.

He continues to be portrayed according to the bias of those interpreting his achievements. He is either Alexander the Great or Iskander the Accursed, chivalrous knight or bloody monster, benign multi-culturalist or racist imperialist - but above all he is fully deserving of his description as 'the most significant secular individual in history'."

By Dr Joann Fletcher (http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/alexander_the_great.shtml)
Cleisthenes
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Alexander III The Great, Macedonian Kingdom, 336 - 323 B.C. Lifetime Issue108 viewsSilver drachm, Price 2553, VF, 4.297g, 16.4mm, 0o, Lydia, Sardes mint, c. 334 - 323 B.C. Lifetime Issue; Obverse: Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck; Reverse: BASILEWS ALEXANDROU, Zeus enthroned left, eagle in right, scepter in left, EYE monogram left, rose under throne. Ex FORVM.

Alexandros III Philippou Makedonon (356-323 BC)

"Alexander III of Macedon, better known as Alexander the Great, single-handedly changed the entire nature of the ancient world in little more than ten years.

Born in the northern Greek kingdom of Macedonia in 356 BC, to Philip II and his formidable wife Olympias, Alexander was educated by the philosopher Aristotle. Following his father's assassination in 336 BC, he inherited a powerful yet volatile kingdom, which he had to secure - along with the rest of the Greek city states - before he could set out to conquer the massive Persian Empire, in revenge for Persia's earlier attempts to conquer Greece.

Against overwhelming odds, he led his army to victories across the Persian territories of Asia Minor, Syria and Egypt without incurring a single defeat. With his greatest victory at the Battle of Gaugamela, in what is now northern Iraq, in 331 BC, the young king of Macedonia, leader of the Greeks, Overlord of Asia Minor and Pharaoh of Egypt also became Great King of Persia at the age of 25.

Over the next eight years, in his capacity as king, commander, politician, scholar and explorer, Alexander led his army a further 11,000 miles, founding over 70 cities and creating an empire that stretched across three continents and covered some two million square miles.

The entire area from Greece in the west, north to the Danube, south into Egypt and as far east as the Indian Punjab, was linked together in a vast international network of trade and commerce. This was united by a common Greek language and culture, whilst the king himself adopted foreign customs in order to rule his millions of ethnically diverse subjects.

Primarily a soldier, Alexander was an acknowledged military genius who always led by example, although his belief in his own indestructibility meant he was often reckless with his own life and that of those he expected to follow him. The fact that his army only refused to do so once, in the 13 years of a reign during which there was constant fighting, indicates the loyalty he inspired.

Following his death in 323 BC at the age of only 32, his empire was torn apart in the power struggles of his successors. Yet Alexander's mythical status rapidly reached epic proportions and inspired individuals as diverse as Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Louis XIV and Napoleon.

He continues to be portrayed according to the bias of those interpreting his achievements. He is either Alexander the Great or Iskander the Accursed, chivalrous knight or bloody monster, benign multi-culturalist or racist imperialist - but above all he is fully deserving of his description as 'the most significant secular individual in history'."

By Dr. Joann Fletcher
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/alexander_the_great.shtml

"When Alexander saw the breadth of his domain, he wept for there were no more worlds to conquer."--attributed to Plutarch, The Moralia.
http://www.pothos.org/alexander.asp?paraID=96

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
Cleisthenes
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Alexander III The Great, Macedonian Kingdom, 336 - 323 B.C. Miletos mint90 viewsBronze AE 1/4 Unit, Price 2102Ab, weight 1.1g, max. diameter 11.65 mm, Miletos mint, Posthumous issue c. 323 - 319 B.C.; obv. Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck; rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝ∆ΡΟ[Υ], bow in case above, club and stalk of grain below. Dark brown and green patina with some earthen residue. Appears to have little or no wear! (much better in hand) Very scarce denomination from this mint.1 commentsSteve E
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Alexander III The Great, Macedonian Kingdom, 336 - 323 B.C., Ancient Counterfeit42 viewsFouree silver plated didrachm, cf. Price 3603 (official, Babylon mint, 325 -323 B.C., very rare), F, plating breaks, 4.936g, 17.2mm, 270o, obverse Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck; reverse ALEXAND[POY], Zeus seated left, legs uncrossed, holding eagle and scepter; M in left field, monogram below throneCaffaro
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Alexander III The Great, Macedonian Kingdom, 336 - 323 B.C., Lifetime Issue, Silver tetradrachm, Price 3599 (same dies) 169 viewsSilver tetradrachm
Obv:- Head of (Alexander the Great as) Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress knotted at base of neck
Rev:- ALEXANDROU, Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand and scepter in left, monogram and M below throne;
Price 3599 (same dies), Müller 67, 17.206g, 25.9mm, 255o, Babylon mint, lifetime issue, c. 325 - 323 B.C.;
EF, obverse off-center;

Dies by 'The Alexander Dekadrachm Master'. From the same highly-skilled hand as the famous dekadrachms, including Price 3598, with which this shares all symbols and their arrangement. A massive issue of coinage was struck for the mass-weddings of the soldiers of Alexander the Great to Persian women, and their subsequent return to Macedonia. The best style of the lengthy issue of Alexander coinage
3 commentsmaridvnvm
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Alexander III The Great, Macedonian Kingdom, 336 - 323 B.C., Lifetime Issue, Silver tetradrachm, Price 3599 (same dies)97 viewsSilver tetradrachm
Obv:- Head of (Alexander the Great as) Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress knotted at base of neck
Rev:- ALEXANDROU, Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand and scepter in left, monogram and M below throne;
Price 3599 (same dies), Müller 67, 17.206g, 25.9mm, 255o, Babylon mint, lifetime issue, c. 325 - 323 B.C.;
EF, obverse off-center;

Dies by 'The Alexander Dekadrachm Master'. From the same highly-skilled hand as the famous dekadrachms, including Price 3598, with which this shares all symbols and their arrangement. A massive issue of coinage was struck for the mass-weddings of the soldiers of Alexander the Great to Persian women, and their subsequent return to Macedonia. The best style of the lengthy issue of Alexander coinage

Ex-Forum

Old coin - new photo.

Click to zoom.
2 commentsmaridvnvm
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Alexander III The Great, Macedonian Kingdom, 336 - 323 B.C., Lifetime Issue, Silver tetradrachm, Price 3599 (same dies)54 viewsSilver tetradrachm
Obv:- Head of (Alexander the Great as) Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress knotted at base of neck
Rev:- ALEXANDROU, Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand and scepter in left, monogram and M below throne;
Price 3599 (same dies), Müller 67, 17.206g, 25.9mm, 255o, Babylon mint, lifetime issue, c. 325 - 323 B.C.;
EF, obverse off-center;

Dies by 'The Alexander Dekadrachm Master'. From the same highly-skilled hand as the famous dekadrachms, including Price 3598, with which this shares all symbols and their arrangement. A massive issue of coinage was struck for the mass-weddings of the soldiers of Alexander the Great to Persian women, and their subsequent return to Macedonia. The best style of the lengthy issue of Alexander coinage

Ex-Forum

Updated image using new photography setup.
maridvnvm
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Alexander III The Great, Macedonian Kingdom, 336 - 323 B.C., Lifetime Issue. Ionia, Miletos mint.33 viewsSilver Drachm, Müller Alexander 763; SNG Cop 895; SNG Alpha Bank 629; SNG Saroglos 771; SNG München - ; Price 2090, Choice good Very Fine , as found Superb Fine Style, toned, centered, bumps and marks, Ionia, Miletos mint, weight 4.004g, maximum diameter 18.0mm, die axis 0o, struck between 325 - 323 B.C.,.
Obverse ; head of Alexander the Great as Herakles right, clad in Nemean Lion scalp headdress tied at neck.
Reverse ; AΛEΞAN∆POY ( means " Of Alexander " in Ancient Greek ), Zeus seated left on throne without back, nude to the waist, himation around hips and legs, feet on footstool, right leg forward, eagle in extended right hand, long scepter topped with lotus vertical behind in left hand, ∆H monogram left.


*Lifetime issue. This coin was issued during the lifetime and rule of Alexander the Great. Most Alexander coins were issued after his death.

*Alexander the great believed if the world ruled by one king or leader , will be better for all.
Alexander the great was considered a god after his death.



FORVM Ancient Coins. / From The Sam Mansourati Collection.
3 commentsSam
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Alexander III The Great, Macedonian Kingdom, 336 - 323 B.C., Possible Lifetime Issue108 viewsThis is the same coin in my collection, different picture, as the Alexander tetradrachm listed as [300mem].

Silver tetradrachm, Price 3971, VF, 16.081g, 26.1mm, 0o, Egypt, Memphis mint, c. 332 - 323 or 323 - 305 B.C.; obverse Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck; reverse ALEXANDROU, Zeus enthroned left, legs crossed, eagle in right, scepter in left, rose left, DI-O under throne. Ex Pavlos S. Pavlou. Ex FORVM, "The Memphis issues are among the finest style Alexander coins. Experts disagree on the date of this issue. Some identify it as a lifetime issue and others as a posthumous issue (Joseph Sermarini).

Alexandros III Philippou Makedonon (356-323 BC)

"Alexander III of Macedon, better known as Alexander the Great, single-handedly changed the entire nature of the ancient world in little more than ten years.

Born in the northern Greek kingdom of Macedonia in 356 BC, to Philip II and his formidable wife Olympias, Alexander was educated by the philosopher Aristotle. Following his father's assassination in 336 BC, he inherited a powerful yet volatile kingdom, which he had to secure - along with the rest of the Greek city states - before he could set out to conquer the massive Persian Empire, in revenge for Persia's earlier attempts to conquer Greece.

Against overwhelming odds, he led his army to victories across the Persian territories of Asia Minor, Syria and Egypt without incurring a single defeat. With his greatest victory at the Battle of Gaugamela, in what is now northern Iraq, in 331 BC, the young king of Macedonia, leader of the Greeks, Overlord of Asia Minor and Pharaoh of Egypt also became Great King of Persia at the age of 25.

Over the next eight years, in his capacity as king, commander, politician, scholar and explorer, Alexander led his army a further 11,000 miles, founding over 70 cities and creating an empire that stretched across three continents and covered some two million square miles.

The entire area from Greece in the west, north to the Danube, south into Egypt and as far east as the Indian Punjab, was linked together in a vast international network of trade and commerce. This was united by a common Greek language and culture, whilst the king himself adopted foreign customs in order to rule his millions of ethnically diverse subjects.

Primarily a soldier, Alexander was an acknowledged military genius who always led by example, although his belief in his own indestructibility meant he was often reckless with his own life and that of those he expected to follow him. The fact that his army only refused to do so once, in the13 years of a reign during which there was constant fighting, indicates the loyalty he inspired.

Following his death in 323 BC at the age of only 32, his empire was torn apart in the power struggles of his successors. Yet Alexander's mythical status rapidly reached epic proportions and inspired individuals as diverse as Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Louis XIV and Napoleon.

He continues to be portrayed according to the bias of those interpreting his achievements. He is either Alexander the Great or Iskander the Accursed, chivalrous knight or bloody monster, benign multi-culturalist or racist imperialist - but above all he is fully deserving of his description as 'the most significant secular individual in history'."

By Dr. Joann Fletcher
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/alexander_the_great.shtml

"When Alexander saw the breadth of his domain, he wept for there were no more worlds to conquer."--attributed to Plutarch, The Moralia.
http://www.pothos.org/alexander.asp?paraID=96

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
1 commentsJames Fitzgerald
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Alexander III, drachm, Price 156033 viewsAlexander III The Great, Macedonian Kingdom, 336 - 323 B.C. Silver drachm, Price 1560, SNG Cop 972, nice VF, Troas, Abydus? mint, 4.229g, 17.4mm, 0o, posthumous, c. 310 - 301 B.C.; obverse Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck; reverse “ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ”, Zeus enthroned left, eagle in right, long vertical scepter in left, right leg drawn back, ME monogram left, ivy leaf under throne. Price attributes this coin to Abydus but notes that the attribution can be made "only with caution." ex FORVMPodiceps
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Alexander III, drachme, Price 179923 viewsMacedonian kingdom, Alexander III, Colophon, Price 1799

Obv.: Head of Heracles wearing lionskin
Rev.: Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre ; wreath at left ; ALEXANDROU at right ; N beneath throne
1 commentsSteff V
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Alexander III, macedonian shield/helmet30 viewsAlexander the great

obv.: shield, thunderbolt
rev.: helmet, BA below, o in Pi right (?)

Price 401A
Steff V
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Alexander III, macedonian shield/helmet, Sardis55 viewsMacedonian Kings, Alexander III, The Great, 336-323 BC. AE 15mm (3.41 gm). Sardis mint. Cf. Price 2614 (unlisted monogram)

Obv.: Macedonian shield with kerykeion.
Rev.: Macedonian helmet; in between, B-A, below, monogram; to the right, rose; to the left kerykeion.
2 commentsSteff V
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Alexander III, tetradrachm; Celtic imitation57 viewsCeltic imitation of: The Macedonian Kingdom. Alexander III, the Great, 336-323 B.C. Tetradrachm, 15,43 g Sear GCV II: 6721 var., testmarks. Below eagle sigma.5 commentsPodiceps
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Alexander III, the Great53 viewsMacedonian Kingdom
Alexander (III) the Great
AE13
c.323-315 BC
Salamis, Cyprus
(no legend)
Facing gorgon at center of ornamented Macedonian shield
B | A
Macedonian helmet
Caduceus in exergue
13mm
Price 3158; Müller --
WindchildPunico
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Alexander III, the Great AR Drachm SUPERB 289 viewsAlexander III, The Great. Ruler of the Ancient World 336-323 BC.
Silver Drachm 17mm (4.28 grams)
Struck in the name of Alexander the Great.
Probably LYSIMACHEIA mint. Simbles similar to Lysimachos´ ca 301-297

Obv:
Head of Hercules right, wearing lion skin headdress.
Rev:
ALEXANDROU, Zeus seated left, griffin monogram below, monogram below. _sold :o(

Lisandro III de Macedonia,
Lisandro Magano
(greco: Ἀλέξανδρος Γ' ὁ Μακεδών, Aléxandros trίtos ho Makedόn)
Re de Macedonia,
Egemone de la Liga elenica,
Faraon d'Egito,
Re dei Re.
SOLD
2 commentsAntonio Protti
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Alexander the Great25 viewsMacedonian Kingdom, Alexander III 'the Great' Æ18.
Salamis mint, struck c.332-323 BC.
Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress;
Rev: ΣA over Club / ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / quiver (gorytos) within bow / A below.
Price 3143; SNG Cop. 1049; BMC (Cyprus) 86-7.
(dealer's image, with thanks)
OldMoney
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Alexander the Great9 viewsKingdom of Macedonia, Alexander the Great

Macedonian Mint, c. 335-323 BC

Obverse: Head of Hercules right, wearing lion skin knotted at base of neck.

Reverse:ALEXANDROU above Club, Caduceus Above Bowcase.

Mueller 541, SNG Cop. 1057.

Weight: 5,5 grams Size: 17 mm Material: Orichalcum
Macedonian Warrior
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Alexander the Great * Colophon, Ionia, 337 to 323 BC. Silver drachm150 views
Alexander III * Colophon, Ionia, Macedonian Kingdom * AR drachm

Obv: Portrait head of Alexander right, wearing the lion's skin in style of Herakles.
Rev: Zeus enthroned seated left, holding a scepter in left hand, arm raised, and eagle in his right hand, arm extended to front, with [A]ΛEXANΔΡOY vertical in left field. Interesting set of mint marks: Male lion's head left-facing in left field, above ornate Φ - ornate pentagram below the throne.

Exergue: (None)

Mint: Colophon
Struck: 301-297 BC.
* Posthumous issue
* Issued under Lysimachos

Size: 17.34 x 17.18 mm.
Weight: 4.11 grams
Die axis: 180°

Condition: Apparent in photo which is quite faithful to the coin in hand. Very lovely bright and clear silvery luster.

Refs:*
Price 1836d

1 commentsTiathena
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Alexander the Great * Macedonia, 337 to 323 BC. Bronze drachm154 views
Obv: Alexander III guised as Herakles in lion skin headdress, right-facing, enclosed within ornamental dotted circle.
Rev: (Top to bottom) * Lighting bolt, knotted Olive-branch club right-facing, AΛEXANΔΡ[OY], Unstrung bow in ornamented traveling/storage case, Monogram Δ.

Exergue: (N/A) Monogram Δ present in undefined exergual space.

Mint: (Pella?)
Struck: 337-323 BC.

Size: 18.50 mm.
Weight: 6.38 gms.
Die axis: 360°

Condition: XF. Exceptionally lovely coin, more-so in hand. Superb high relief and all details distinct and present.
Beautiful tone, rather dark-golden in the higher relief’s contrast delightfully against a yet-darker gold background in the lower areas of the flan. The flat area around the portrait and within the dotted circle is a strong, accentuating black-olive (not well-communicated by the present image).
Exquisite example of the type.

Refs:*
Not found in Sear GCATV.
Sear 6739, is an Æ 20. Partially descriptive.
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Alexander the Great - Bronze Half Unit47 views336-323 B.C.
4.03 gm, 17 mm
Obv.: Macedonian shield with head of Herakles wearing lion skin facing slightly right in center
Rev.: Macedonian helmet; B A to either side
grain ear (or rose bud) below left
Price 2807
Jaimelai
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Alexander the Great - Bronze Half Unit49 views336-323 B.C.
4.20 gm, 16 mm
Obv.: Macedonian shield with thunderbolt in center (boss), double crescents alternating with star design
Rev.: Crested, laureate Macedonian helmet; B-A to either side; thunderbolt below
Macedonian mint (325-310 B.C.)
Price 416a
2 commentsJaimelai
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Alexander the Great - Bronze Unit86 views336-323 B.C.
5.08 gm, 18 mm
Obv.: Head of Herakles right, in lion skin headdress
Rev.: AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, club above, bow in case below,
dolphin in ex..
Macedonian mint
Price 323
(Muller 541; Drama 91; SNG Cop 1057)
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Alexander the Great - Bronze Unit55 views336-323 B.C.
6.56 gm, 19 mm
Obv.: Head of Alexander as Herakles right, in lion skin headdress
Rev.: AΛEΞANΔΡ, club above, bow and quiver below, thunderbolt above, Δ in ex.
Macedonian mint
Price 275 (Drama 104, E. Macedonia; SNG Cop 1035)
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Alexander the Great - Bronze Unit38 views336-323 B.C.
5.65 gm, 17 mm
Obv.: Head of Alexander as Herakles right, in lion skin headdress
Rev.: B A, bow and quiver above, club below, mouse in ex.
Macedonian mint
325-310 B.C.
Price 382, (SNG Cop 1027)
Jaimelai
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Alexander the Great - Bronze Unit30 views336-323 B.C.
5.85 gm, 17 mm
Obv.: Head of young Herakles right, in lion skin headdress
Rev.: B A, bow and quiver above, club below, trident in ex.
Macedonian mint
325-310 B.C.
Price 386, Sear 6742v
Jaimelai
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Alexander the Great AE18, eagle24 viewsMacedonian Kingdom, Alexander the Great AE18. 3,7 g, Head of young Hercules facing right in lion skin / ALEXANDROU, eagle standing right on thunderbolt, looking back. Sear 6743 var, Forrer/ Weber 2142.1 commentsPodiceps
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Alexander the Great Bronze19 viewsA lifetime issue Alexander the Great bronze coin.

Obverse: the head of a young man, probably Apollo, inside a dotted border.

Reverse: a horse rearing up, with the name ALEXANDROY written above, and the letter Phi, a mintmark, written below

Minted in Macedonia, 336-323 BC, probably at the royal mint at the capital city of Pella.

Attribution: Price 361
chuy1530
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Alexander the Great half unit, 334 BC38 viewsAlexander the Great
Kingdom of Macedon
AE - half unit, 15mm
Pella or Amphipolis, 334 BC
Macedonian shield; around, five double crescents with five pellets between each; in center, eagle
B-A on either side of crested Macedonian helmet
SNG Cop 1120
Ardatirion
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Alexander the Great, Alexander III, silver drachm, Abydus, Struck under Antigonos I Monophthalmos40 viewsObv:– Head of (Alexander the Great as) Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress knotted at base of neck
Rev:– ALEXANDPOY, Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand and scepter in left, lion right looking left in left field, Ivy Leaf beneath throne
Minted in Abydus mint. c. 310-301 BC. Struck under Antigonos I Monophthalmos.
Reference:– Price 1554. Müller 327. Thomson ADM II series XIV, 206-215.
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Alexander the Great, Alexander III, silver drachm, Abydus, Struck under Antigonos I Monophthalmos31 viewsObv:– Head of (Alexander the Great as) Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress knotted at base of neck
Rev:– ALEXANDPOY, Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand and scepter in left, MI monogram in left field, Ivy Leaf beneath throne
Minted in Abydus mint. circa 310-301 BC. Struck under Antigonos I Monophthalmos.
Reference:– Price 1527. Müller 254. Thomson ADM II series XIV, 247-65.
maridvnvm
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Alexander the Great, Alexander III, silver drachm, Colophon 39 viewsObv:– Head of (Alexander the Great as) Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress knotted at base of neck
Rev:– ALEXANDPOY, Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand and scepter in left, K in left field, F throne
Minted in Colophon mint. c. 310-301 BC
Reference:– Price cf 1823 (K monogram / F). Müller -
maridvnvm
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Alexander the Great, Alexander III, silver drachm, Magnesia ad Maeandrum, struck under Philip III Arrhidaios38 viewsObv:– Head of (Alexander the Great as) Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress knotted at base of neck
Rev:– ALEXANDPOY, Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand and scepter in left, bee right in left field; spear head in right field
Minted in Magnesia ad Maeandrum mint. circa 323-319 BC under Philip III Arrhidaios.
Reference:– Price 1936
maridvnvm
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Alexander the Great, Alexander III, silver tetradrachm, Marathus 80 viewsObv:– Head of (Alexander the Great as) Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress knotted at base of neck
Rev:– BASILEOS ALEXANDPOY, Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand and scepter in left, Anchor, EP monogram in left field, HD monogram beneath throne
Minted in Marathus mint.c. 323-300 BC
Reference:– Price 3438.

ex Coincraft, London
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Alexander The Great, Macedonian Kingdom, (336 - 323 B.C.)78 viewsAR Drachm
Posthumous
O: Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck.
R: ΑΛΕΞΑΝ∆ΡΟΥ, Zeus seated left, right leg drawn back, eagle in right, long vertical scepter in left, X within Ω left, KH under throne.
Mylasa mint 310-300 B.C.
4.1g
16mm
Price 2480
1 commentsMat
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Alexander the Great, plated tetradrachm, imitating one of Pella mint73 views28mm, 10.97g
obv: head of Herakles wearing lion skin right
rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, Macedonian helm to left, monogram below throne
seems to match most closely Price 625 but the monogram seems to have only two cross bars instead of three
ex Gitbud & Naumann
CLICK picture for a larger, sharper version
areich
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Alexander the Great, silver tetradrachm, Phaselis 58 viewsObv:– Head of (Alexander the Great as) Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress knotted at base of neck
Rev:– ALEXANDPOY, Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand and scepter in left, IA/F in left field
Minted in Phaselis mint. Civic issue, dated CY 11 (208/7 BC).
Reference:– Price 2849.
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Alexander the Great, The Battle of Issus River21 viewsThis mosaic depicts a battle between Alexander the Great and the Persian king Darius, probably the Battle of the Issus River in November of 333 B.C. It is in opus vermiculatum, with over one and a half million tesserae, none larger than 4 mm., in four colors: white, yellow, red, and black. The minuteness of the tesserae enables incredibly fine detail and painterly effects, including remarkable portraits of Alexander and Darius.

The border of this huge mosaic consists of large stones in a dentate pattern . In the corners are rosettes. Within the border along the bottom of the picture is a blank brown stripe, which some consider to be part of the picture, balancing the white expanse of sky at the top, while others argue that it is simply part of the frame.

The composition of the mosaic is dominated by the two protagonists: On the left, Alexander, with his head uncovered, rushes forward on his horse Bucephalus. He holds a spear with which he has skewered a Persian soldier, who has rushed to the defence of Darius. With Alexander appear his helmeted Macedonian soldiers, although little remains of them due to damage of the left side of the mosaic. On the right Darius, wearing a Persian cap, stretches out his hand to his wounded defender, while his charioteer whips the horses to flee toward the right. Around him are his Persian soldiers who mill in confusion in the background, their faces filled with fear and determination. One Persian, however, to the right of the dying defender of Darius, is intent upon Alexander, and holds his sword in his hand, ready to attack.

There are many details which emphasize the terror and confusion of the battle. The horse of the Persian defender of Darius collapses beneath him while he writhes in agony on Alexander's spear. Below Darius in his chariot, a Persian soldier, staring in horror at this scene, attempts to hold a rearing horse. The hindquarters of this horse project into the middle ground of the picture, giving it a sense of depth. To the right, a soldier is being crushed under the wheels of Darius' chariot. His face is reflected in the shield which he holds. Further to the right appear the terrified horses of the chariot team, trampling upon another unfortunate Persian.

The composition of the mosaic is dominated by diagonals. The center is dominated by the intersecting diagonals of the Persian speared by Alexander and the Persian restraining the rearing horse. Two other sets of intersecting diagonals are provided by the figures of Darius and his charioteer and by Alexander and the wounded Persian. The lances in the background of the picture also carry on the diagonal motif.

The setting of the battle is very stylized. In the background appears a tree with bare twisted limbs whose diagonals continue the unifying compositional motif of the mosaic. The tree also serves as a formal vertical counterweight to the Persian king and his charioteer, who rise above the battle fray. In the foreground are discarded weapons and rocks, which serve to define the space between the viewer and the battle scene.

The Alexander mosaic is thought to be based on a painting which Philoxenus of Eretria created for King Cassander of Macedonia. The painting is described by Pliny the Elder as representing "the battle of Alexander with Darius." Certain inconsistencies in the mosaic point to its derivation from another source. In the center of the composition appears a helmeted head to the right of the rearing horse. Two lance shafts come from the left and abruptly stop behind this he‡d. To the right of the same head appears a head of a horse and beneath this are the hindquarters of another horse, neither of which is logically completed. Among the four horses of Darius' chariot there are parts of a white horse which do not fit together anatomically. Above these horses is a Persian soldier who appears to have two right hands, one on his head and the other raised in the air. These details provide evidence that the mosaicist misunderstood details of the original.

Nevertheless, the overall effect of the mosaic is masterful. The expert blending of the colors of the tesserae and the careful control of the overall composition create a scene which comes to life with all the horror and confusion of battle. The Alexander mosaic is a truly great work, unmatched in the history of Roman art.

See: http://www.hackneys.com/alex_web/pages/alxphoto.htm
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Alexander the Great: club with bow in case25 viewsMacedonian Kingdom, Alexander III, ca. 300 BC, 19mm, 6.7g. Obverse: bust of Heracles wearing a lion sking right. Reverse: club with bow in case below - ALEXANDROU between, monogram at top. SG 6739. ex areich, photo credit areich

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Alpha Bank17 viewsThis is an exact copy of a tetradrchm from the Alpha Bank numismatic collection.Philip II father of Alexander the Great,is the first Macedonian king who was awarded the title of Olympic Victor,and indeed thrice over,thanks to his swift and able horses which he depicted on his coins.At the Olympic games of 356 BC he won the horse racing contest.Grant H
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Amphiipolis goat29 viewsMacedonia, Amphiipolis. 20mm, 5.4g. Obverse: wreathed head of Dionysos right. Reverse: AMPHIPOLITWN, goat standing right. SNG Copenhagen 80. ex areich, photo credit areichPodiceps
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Amphipolis75 viewsMacedonia Amphipolis 158-146 BC
Tetradrachm

Obverse:Macedonian shield with bust of Artemis Tauropolos at center, bow and quiver at her shoulder
Reverse:ΜΑΚΕΔΟΝΩΝ ΠΡΩΤΗΣ above and below club,all within oak-wreath

32.44mm 16.24gm

BMC Macedonia P8 - 8 ; Sear 1386 var
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Amphipolis - AR tetradrachm22 viewsc. 168-149 BC
bust of Artemis Tauropolos right, bow and quiver on shoulder, all on Macedonian shield
club within oak wreath, thunderbolt left
MAKEΔONΩN // ΠPΩTHΣ
(AP)
SNG Cop 1310 - 1311; SNG Ashmolean 3290; BMC Macedonia p. 7, 2
ex Aurea
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Amphipolis 2nd century B.C.18 viewsMACEDONIA. Amphipolis. Ae 20mm. 3.64g. (2nd century B.C.). Obv: Laureate head of Zeus right. Rev: AMΦIΠOΛEITΩN. Eagle standing right on thunderbolt. SNG Copenhagen 74; Moushmov 5971.ddwau
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Amphipolis, Macedon ca. 168-149 BC.17 viewsAmphipolis, Macedonia, ca. 168-149 BC. Ae 21 to 23mm. Weight 6.93g. Obv: Head of Artemis right. Rev: ΑΜΦΙΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ, two goats standing on their hind legs, butting heads. Minted for Amphipolis in Macedon circa 168-149 BC. Amphipolis was founded by the Athenians in 436 BC to protect their mining interests in the north. The city surrendered to the Spartan general Brasidas in 424 BC. The city preserved its independence until 357, when it was captured by Philip II of Macedon. This piece was minted following the dissolution of the Macedonian monarchy and the establishment of four separate Macedonian republics in 168 BC. The obverse of this type depicts the diademed head of Artemis Tauropolis facing right, with bow and quiver at her shoulder. The reverse type features two goats on their hind legs, contending, face to face, with the Greek legend ΑΜΦΙΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ in the fields. Sear Greek 1394.ddwau
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Amphipolis, Macedonia102 viewsBronze AE 21, S 1394, VF, Amphipolis mint, 6.847g, 21.2mm, 0o, obverse diademed head of Artemis Tauropolis right, bow and quiver at shoulder; reverse , two goats on their hind legs, contending, facing;
ex-Wallace Widtman collection .
ex-Forum Ancient Coins
Purchased 09/2007
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Amphipolis, Macedonia20 viewsAmphipolis, Macedonia, AE21, ca. 187-31 BC. Diademed head of Poseidon right / AMFIPO-LITWN above and beneath club; HD and S monogram above, AN monogram below; all within wreath. AMNG III/2 26; SNG ANS 95 var. (monograms); SNG Cop 52 var1 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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Amphipolis, Macedonia53 views420 - 357 B.C.
Bronze Half Unit
1.45 gm, 11 mm
Obv.: Head of Apollo right wearing tainia
Rev.: Race torch, A-M/I-Φ above and below
Sear 1391; BMC Macedonia p. 45, 14
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Amphipolis, Macedonia27 views185 - 168 B.C.
Bronze Unit
5.56 gm, 17 mm
Obv.: Head of Poseidon right wearing tainia
Rev.: AMΦIΠO - ΛITΩN above and below club all within oak wreath
Sear 1396v; BMC Macedonia p. 46, 22
Jaimelai
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Amphipolis, Macedonia11 viewsAE18, 7.2g, 12h; c. 168-38 BC.
Obv.: Bearded head of Poseidon right wearing taenia.
Rev.: horse trotting right, left foreleg raised, ΑΜΦΙΠΟ/ΛΙΤΩΝ divided above and below, control mark A in right field, monogram above.
Reference: SNG ANS 123 ff. var (various control letters or monograms).
Notes: ex-HB, Baltimore, qu.
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Amphipolis, Macedonia7 viewsObv: K-AICAP TP-AIANO
Emperor on horseback galloping right, raising spear to strike enemy below.
Rev: AMΦIΠ-OΛITWN, Artemis Tauropolos standing facing, head left, holding torch and resting hand on grounded shield.
SNG ANS -; RPC 643; Varbanov 3179.
20mm, 7.52g
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Amphipolis, Macedonia 187-31 B.C.86 viewsAmphipolis mint, 16mm

Obverse: Diademed head of Apollo right
Reverse: AMΦIΠO/ΛITΩN, stalk of grain
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Amphipolis, Macedonia, c. 168 - 149 B.C.62 viewsBronze AE 20, SGCV I 1394; (SNG Cop 62), weight 7.8 g, max. diameter 21.75 mm, Amphipolis mint, Roman rule, c. 168 - 149 B.C.; Obv. diademed head of Artemis Tauropolos right, bow and quiver at shoulder; Rev. ΑΜΦΙΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ, two goats on their hind legs, contending head to head. Green patina, very worn.

Artemis Tauropolos was an epithet for the goddess Artemis, variously interpreted as worshipped at Tauris, or pulled by a yoke of bulls, or hunting bull goddess. A statue of Artemis "Tauropolos" in her temple at Brauron in Attica was supposed to have been brought from the Taurians by Iphigenia. Tauropolia was a festival of Artemis in Athens. - Wikipedia
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Amphipolis, Macedonia, c. 168 - 149 B.C.16 viewsBronze AE 17, 4.247g, 17.6mm, 0o, Amphipolis mint, c. 168 - 149 B.C.
Obv: Ivy-wreathed head of Dionysos right.
Rev: AMFIPO/LEITWN, Goat standing right.
Well centered on a broad flan.
Ref: BMC Macedonia p. 48, 40 - 41; AMNG III 51, SNG Cop -; SNG Evelpidis -
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Scarce
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Amphipolis, Macedonia. AE 22, Claudius standing l./ Artemis Tauropolos riding a bull8 viewsClaudius, 25 January 41 - 13 October 54 A.D., Amphipolis, Macedonia. Bronze AE 22, RPC I 1639; SNG Cop 98, F, Amphipolis mint, 9.317g, 22.5mm, 180o, obverse “TI KLAUDIOS SEBASTOS”, Claudius standing left, right hand raised, holding eagle tipped scepter in left; reverse “AMFIPOLITWN”, Artemis Tauropolos riding a bull right, holding a veil over her head. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Amphipolis, Macedonia. AE 22; Augustus crowned by statue of Divus Julius28 viewsAugustus, 16 January 27 B.C. - 19 August 14 A.D., Amphipolis, Macedonia. Leaded bronze AE 22, RPC I 1650, Fair, small flan for type, Philippi mint, 4.444g, 21.8mm, 0o, obverse COL AVG IVL PHIL IVSSV AVG, laureate head right; reverse AVG DIVI F DIVO IVL, statue of Divus Augustus in military dress crowned by statue of togate Divus Julius, both on middle of three bases. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Amphipolis, Macedonia; Artemis Tauropolos riding on bull8 viewsAugustus; Amphipolis, Macedonia; 7,8 g, 24 mm. KAISAROS SEBASTOU, Head of Augustus r./ AMFIPOLITWN, Artemis Tauropolos riding on bull r. RPC 1629.Podiceps
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Amphipolis, Macedonia; Artemis Tauropolos riding on bull18 viewsTiberius AE21, Amphipolis, Macedonia. 9,2 g, 21 mm. ΤΙ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ, bare head right / ΑΜΦΙΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ, Artemis Tauropolis riding bull right, veil flowing above. RPC 1632. BMC 80, SGI 259.Podiceps
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Amphipolis, Macedonia; Bust of Artemis right/ Artemis Tauropolos riding on bull right11 viewsAmphipolis, Macedon. 187-31 B.C. Bronze 17mm, 6.5g. Obverse: Bust of Artemis Right. Reverse: Artemis Tauropolis riding bull right. SNG Cop 84. Ex David LiebertPodiceps
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Amphipolis, Macedonia; Emperor with spear/ Artemis Tauropolos riding on bull13 viewsAugustus, 31 B.C. - 14 A.D. 9,2g. 21mm. Macedonia Amphipolis. Bronze. Obv. ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ, emperor standing to the left with a spear. Rev. ΑΜΦΙΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ, Artemis Tauropolos riding a bull. Sng. Cop. 93.Podiceps
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Amphipolis, Macedonia; KAIΣAP ΘEOY YIOΣ; Artemis Tauropolos riding on bull8 viewsAmphipolis, Macedonia; Augustus. 19mm, 6.4g. KAIΣAP ΘEOY YIOΣ, Head of Augustus r./ AMΦIΠΟΛΕΙΤΩN, Artemis Tauropolos riding on bull right, RPC 1626Podiceps
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amphivarb329011 viewsElagabalus
Amphipolis, Macedonia

Obv: Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: AMΦIΠOΛEITΩN, City goddess enthroned left, wearing mural crown, holding patera.
22 mm, 6.46 gms

Cf. Varbanov 3290
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amphivarb3290var3 viewsElagabalus
Amphipolis, Macedonia

Obv: AV K M AVP ANTΩNINOC C, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: AMΦIΠOΛ-ЄITΩN, City goddess enthroned left, wearing mural crown, holding patera; fish swimming left in exergue.
25 mm, 8.12 gms

Varbanov 3290 variant (obverse legend)
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amphivarb32917 viewsElagabalus
Amphipolis, Macedonia

Obv: AV K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: AMΦIΠOΛEITΩN, City goddess enthroned left, wearing mural crown, holding patera; fish swimming left in exergue.
20 mm, 5.75 gms

Varbanov 3291
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amphivarb32928 viewsElagabalus
Amphipolis, Macedonia

Obv: AV K M AVP ANTΩNINOC C, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: AMΦIΠOΛITΩN, City goddess enthroned left, wearing mural crown, holding patera over flaming altar; fish swimming left in exergue.
22 mm, 6.50 gms

Varbanov 3292
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Amphipolis, Macedonia

Obv: AV K M AVP ANTΩNINOC C, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: AMΦIΠOΛITΩN, City goddess enthroned left, wearing mural crown, holding patera over flaming altar; fish swimming left in exergue.
21 mm, 5.70 gms

Varbanov 3292
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Amphipolis, Macedonia

Obv: AV K M AVP ANTΩNINOC C, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: AMΦIΠOΛITΩN, City goddess enthroned left, wearing mural crown, holding patera over flaming altar; fish swimming left in exergue.
22 mm, 8.13 gms

Varbanov 3292
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amphivarb329313 viewsElagabalus
Amphipolis, Macedonia

Obv: AV K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: AMΦIΠOΛITΩN, City goddess enthroned left, wearing mural crown, holding patera over flaming altar; fish swimming left in exergue.
21 mm, 6.18 gms

Varbanov 3293
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Amyntas III 393 - 369 BC. 10 viewsAmyntas III 393 - 369 BC. Region of Macedonia

Was paternal grandfather of Alexander the Great

Obv: Head of Herakles right in lion skin.

Rev: Eagle standing left, head reverted. All within linear square.

Diameter: 10 mm. / Weight: 1,12 gms. / Material: Silver

Denomination: AR Trihemiobol

Refs: SNGANS 95
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Amyntas III 393 - 369 BC.8 viewsAmyntas III 393 - 369 BC. Region of Macedonia

Was paternal grandfather of Alexander the Great


Obv: Head of Herakles right in lion skin.

Rev: AMYNTA, eagle right, serpent in its claws, bending down to devour it.

Diameter: 16 mm. / Weight: 3,0 gms. / Material: Bronze

Refs: SEAR 1512
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Amyntas III Diobol -- 393-369 BC15 views1.161 g, 10.5 mm, 0°
Pella Mint
Silver Diobol; Grainy, Edge Chips
Minted During the Reign of Amyntas III
SNG ANS 94; SNG Alpha Bank 200; AMNG III 3

Obverse: Head of Herakles Wearing Nemean Skin Headdress Right.
Reverse: AMYNTA, Within Linear Square, Eagle Stands Left, Head Looking Back Right

Amyntas III, son of Arrhidaeus and father of Philip II, was king of Macedon in 393 BC, and again from 392 to 370 BC. In 393, he was driven out by the Illyrians, but in the following year, with the aid of the Thessalians, he recovered his kingdom. He is historically considered the founder of the unified Macedonian state. Through his youngest son, Philip II, he was paternal grandfather to Alexander the Great.
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FORVM purchase; how could I resist a nice coin of Alexander the Great's grandfather?
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Amyntas III eagle36 viewsMacedonian Kingdom: Amyntas III, 393-369 B.C. AE16
16 mm, 4.35 g. Obverse: Bust of Heracles wearing lion-skin headdress right. Reverse: AMYNTA; Eagle standing right devouring a snake. Lindgren I, 1265; Sear 1512. ex areich, photo credit areich
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Amyntas III, AR diobol; Herakles/ eagle14 viewsMacedonian Kingdom, Amyntas III, c. 393 - 369 B.C. Silver diobol, SNG ANS 94, VF, porous, 1.171g, 10.4mm, 0o, obverse head of Herakles right clad in lion's scalp; reverse AMYNTA, eagle stands left, head looking back right, linear square; scarce. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Amyntas III. 393-369 BC. 6 viewsMacedon, Amyntas III. 393-369 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.58 gm) of Aigai or Pella, light Thraco-Mac. stdd. Head of Herakles clan in lion skin headdress r. / Eagle stdg l., head r., all in linear square. ΑΜΥΝ-ΤΑ. aVF. Pegasi V Lot 96. SNG ANS 8 #94; AMNG III/2 #3 (plate XXX #1); BMC Macedonia pp. 171172 #5-8; HGC 3.1 #830; SNG Alpha Bank 200-201; SNG Cop 2 #513-514; SNG Munchen 46-47; SNG Ashmolean 3 #2441-2442; Westermark Regal plate LXX #33. Anaximander
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Amyntas III. 393-370/69 B.C.15 viewsMacedonian Kingdom. Amyntas III. 393-370/69 B.C. Ae 16mm, 3.73g. Aigai or Pella mint. Obv:Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev: AMYNT, eagle standing right, attacking serpent. SNG ANS 100-9; SNG Alpha Bank
214-30; AMNG 7.
ddwau
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Amyntas III; Herakles/ Eagle; AE1611 viewsMacedonian Kingdom: Amyntas III, 393-369 B.C. AE16. 16mm, 3.0g. Obverse: Bust of Heracles wearing lion-skin headdress right. Reverse: AMYNTA; Eagle standing right devouring a snake. Lindgren I, 1265; Sear 1512.Podiceps
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Amyntas III; Trihemiobol; Herakles/ Eagle9 viewsKings of Macedonia. Amyntas III, 389 – 369 B.C. Trihemiobol, Silver. 1,4 g. 9 mm. Obv. Head of Heracles in lionskin to the right. Rev. Eagle, left. SNG ANS 8, 95, SG 1510. Podiceps
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Ancient Greek / Kings of Macedonia / Philip II.48 views1/5th Tetradrachm / 323-315 BC.
Obverse : Head of Apollo right, hair bound with taenia .

Reverse : Youth on horseback prancing right.

From the Sam Mansourati Collection.
Sam
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Ancient Greek Bestiary376 viewsClockwise: Lion of Chersonessos, Dyrrhachion Cow, Calf and Wasp; Dove of Sikyon; Pegasos of Leukas (mythical); Lion and Bull of Tarsos; Macedonian Horse and Human.
Center: Owl of Athens.
Of the animals listed above, it is said that the human animal is the most violent and destructive of all.
4 commentsJason T
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Ancient Greek Coin Collection From Sixth to First Centuries B.C.309 viewsHere are the coins I started collecting from 2012 to present. As Aristotle wrote two millennia ago that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, there is no better way to present a collection of Greeks than to put them all together in a single shot. (Please click on picture for bigger resolution and to show greater details on coins).

Top row from left to right: AEOLIS, MYRINA. AR "Stephanophoric" Tetradrachm. Circa 150 BC**ILLYRIA, DYRRHACHION. AR Stater. Circa 340-280 BC**IONIA, SMYRNA. AR “Stephanophoric” Tetradrachm. Circa 150-145 BC** PELOPONNESOS, SIKYON. AR Stater. Circa 335-330 BC**ATTICA, ATHENS. “New style” Tetradrachm. Circa 169 BC.

Fifth row: BACTRIA, Antialkidas. AR Drachm. Circa 145-135 BC**CAPPADOCIA. Ariobarzanes I AR Drachm. Circa 96-63 BC**THRACE, ABDERA. AR Tetrobol. Circa 360-350 BC**THRACE, CHERSONESSOS. AR Hemidrachm. Circa 386-338 BC.

Fourth row: LUCANIA, METAPONTION. AR Stater. Circa 510-480 BC**THESSALIAN LEAGUE. AR Stater. Circa 196-146 BC**MACEDONIA. Kassander AR Tetradrachm. Circa 317-315 BC**AKARNANIA, LEUKAS. AR Stater. Circa 320-280 BC**PAMPHYLIA, ASPENDOS. AR Stater. Circa 330-300 BC.

Third row: SELEUKID SYRIA. Antiochos VI AR Drachm. Circa 144-143 BC**LUCANIA, METAPONTION. AR Stater. Circa 340-330 BC**LUCANIA, VELIA. AR Stater. Circa 280 BC**PARTHIA. Mithradates II AR Drachm. Circa 121-91 BC.

Second row: MYSIA, PERGAMMON. Eumenes I AR Tetradrachm. Circa 263-241 BC**CILICIA, TARSOS. Mazaios AR Stater. Circa 361-334 BC**THRACE. Lysimachos AR Tetradrachm. Circa 297-281 BC**CILICIA, TARSOS. Pharnabazos AR Stater. Circa 380-374 BC**THRACE, MARONEIA. AR Tetradrachm. Mid 2nd cent. BC.

Bottom row: SELEUKID SYRIA. Antiochos Euergetes VII AR Tetradrachm. Circa 138-129 BC**MACEDON. Alexander III AR Tetradrachm. Circa 325-315 BC**CILICIA, AIGEAI. AR Tetradrachm. Circa 30 BC**PAIONIA. Patraos AR Tetradrachm. Circa 335-315 BC**PAMPHYLIA, SIDE. AR Tetradrachm. Circa 155-36 BC.
10 commentsJason T
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Anonymous Æ Triens Overstruck on Akarnanian Federal Coinage Ex RBW50 viewsAnonymous Æ Triens, 211-208 B.C. 5.38g, 24mm.
O: Helmeted head of Minerva right; four pellets above
R: Prow right
Overstruck on Akarnanian Federal Coinage (Akarnanian Confederacy) of Oiniadai.
O: Zeus
R: Head of river-god Acheloüs, trident above.
- Crawford 95a From the RBW Collection

This triens comes from the CA series thought to have been struck in Canusium, modern-day Canosa, Italy. You can't see the CA on this example but the style is entirely consistent with the CA series and the CA tridents which apparently always come overstruck on bronzes of Acarnania and Oeniadae. So, why would a series struck in Southeast Italy have so many known overstrikes on undertypes from far away across the Adriatic?

The answer is that Marcus Valerius Laevinus had earlier driven the Macedonians from this region and this issue from Canusium represents booty captured during this fighting and brought back with the fleet when M. Valerius landed in Southern Italy circa 210-209 B.C.. The trientes are all overstruck likely because many of the captured coins were close enough to the necessary weight and the rest of the denominations were probably largely struck on flans whose bronze came from melting down and recasting of the captured booty, with a small number being overstruck on earlier coins that were the correct size. Since this issue contains no precious metal coinage, it is likely that if any precious metal was captured it was either sent back to Rome or used by one of the other Roman field mints operating in Apulia.
1 commentsNemonater
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Antigonas 11 Gonatas Tetradrachm c 270 / 239 BC6 viewsObv: Head of horned Pan left, wearing goat skin, lagobolon over shoulder, within double solid circle on Macedonian shield decorated with 7 stars with 8 rays within double crescents.
Rev: Ins: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΓΟΝΟΥ Athena Alkidemos advancing left, holding shield with Gorgoneion head and hurling thunderbolt. Helmet inner left, Rare MTY monogram inner right
Amphipolis Mint 17.10gm 30.5 mm
cicerokid
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Antigonos Gonatas20 viewsMacedonian Kingdom, Antigonos Gonatas, 277 - 239 B.C. Bronze AE 16, SGCV II 6786, SNG Cop 1208 (larger module), aVF, 2.634g, 16.0mm, 0o, obverse head of Athena right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet; reverse B - A, Pan advancing right, erecting trophy, K left, ANTI monogram beneath Pan; scarce small denomination. ex FORVM Podiceps
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Antigonos Gonatas * War-helmed Athena * Pan, 277-239 BC. Æ20160 views
Antigonos Gonatas * Athena * Pan, Bronze Drachm

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

Exergue: (Blank)

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

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

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

Refs:*
Price 71
SNG Copenhagen 1205(ff)

1 commentsTiathena
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Antigonos Gonatas - AE 1737 viewsin the name of Alexander III
277-239 BC
head of young Heracles in lion skin right
rider on horse right
B / A
SGCV II 6787
3,75g 16,5mm
Johny SYSEL
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Antigonos Gonatas, 277-234 BC, AE 18 mm. Macedonian Kingdom.22 viewsHelmeted head of Athena head right / B-A, Pan erecting trophy right, Q to right, ANT monogram below.
SNGCop 1206cf
Antonivs Protti
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ANTIGONOS GONATAS, King of Macedonia AE 1915 viewsOBVERSE: Head of Athena right in crested Corinthian helmet
REVERSE: BA above, ANTI monogram below, Pan advancing right, erecting trophy
Struck at Macedonia, 277-239 BC
4.58g, 19mm
Lindgren III, 105, Sear #6786 (var)
Countermarked on obverse
Legatus
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Antigonos I monophthalmos8 viewsKINGS of MACEDON. Antigonos I Monophthalmos. As king, 306/5-301 BC. Æ Unit (16mm, 4.56 g, 12h). Salamis mint. Struck under Demetrius I Poliorketes. Macedonian shield, boss decorated with facing gorgoneion / Macedonian helmet; kerykeion and monogram to lower left and right. Price 3159 (c. 323-315 BC); Zapiti & Michaelidou 7–8..ecoli
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Antigonos II Gonatas. 277-239 BC. AR Tetradrachm of Amphipolis8 viewsMacedon, Antigonos II Gonatas. 277-239 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.11 gm) Amphipolis, Struck after 271/0 BC. Macedonian shield w/ horned head of Pan l. & lagoblon; shield with stars in double crescents. / Athena Alkidemos advancing l. brandishing thunderbolt and holding shield. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΓΟΝΟΥ. Crested helmet to l. & HΛ monogram to r.  VF.  SNG Berry 350-352 with obv. die link to 359 (same obv. die); ACNCAC Dewing 1203; AMNG III 3; HGC 3.1 #1042; SNG Alpha Bank 986; Mathiesen ANSMN 26 [1981] plate 21 #36); SNG Cop 2 #1199-1202; SNG Munich 1077-1078; Touratsoglou pg. 94, 25. Anaximander
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Antigonos II Gonatas. 277-239 BC. AR Tetradrachm of Amphipolis8 viewsMacedon, Antigonos II Gonatas. 277-239 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.81 gm) of Amphipolis, Struck after 271/0 BC. Macedonian shield w/ horned head of Pan l. & lagoblon; shield with stars in double crescents. / Athena Alkidemos advancing l. brandishing thunderbolt and holding shield. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΓΟΝΟΥ. Crested helmet to l. & HΛ monogram to r.  VF.  CNG EA101 #24. SNG Berry 350-352 with obv. die link to 357-358 (same obv. die); ACNAC Dewing 1203; AMNG III/2 p. 186 #3; Mathisen ANSMN 26 plate 21 #36; HGC 3.1 #1042; SNG Alpha Bank 986-987; SNG Cop 2 #1199-1202; SNG Munich 1077-1078; Touratsoglou p.94 #25. Anaximander
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Antigonos II Gonatas. 277-239 BC. AR Tetradrachm of Amphipolis 12 viewsMacedon, Antigonos II Gonatas. 277-239 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.03 gm) of Amphipolis 274-255 BC. Macedonian shield w/ horned head of Pan l. & lagoblon at center and stars in double crescents. / Athena Alkidemos advancing r. brandishing thunderbolt & holding shield decorated w/ aegis. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΓΟΝΟΥ. Kalanthos to l. & AV monogram to r.  gVF.  CNG 63 #207. "Exceptional for issue. Very rare with the right-facing Athena , only 14 specimens recorded by Mathisen!" HGC 3.1 #1043; Mathisen ANSMN 26 [1981] plate 22 #39 = SNG Cop 2 #1198 (same dies); SNG Alpha Bank -; SNG Ashmolean 3257 (same dies); SNG Berry -.
Mathisen contends that the fighting Athena was a traditional symbol of Pyrrhos, Antigonos' vanquished enemy, and Pan symbolizes Antigonos' victory over the Gauls, whose invasions had terrorized Macedon and Thrace for decades.
Anaximander
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Antigonos III Doson 229-221 BC. AR Tetradrachm of Amphipolis 11 viewsMacedon, "Antigonos III Doson" (probably Antigonos II Gonatas). 229-221 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.0 gm) of Amphipolis c. 227-225 or 246/5-221 BC. Wreathed head of Poseidon r. / Apollo seated l. on prow of galley, holding bow in outstretched hand; monogram below. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΓΟΝΟΥ.  aVF.  SNG Cop. 2 #1204 (Antigonos II); ACNAC Davis 96-97, Dewing 1206; HGC 3.1 #1051; Morkholm EHC 436; Price Macedonians pl. XIII #72. SNG Alpha Bank 1046-1047; SNG Ashmolean 3266; SNG Berry 361-370; SNG Munich 1121-1123; SNG Saroglos 933; Touratsoglou 52-53. Anaximander
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Antimachos I (185-170 BCE) tetradrachm (AR)72 viewsObv.: Draped bust of Antimachos I r., wearing kausia Rev.: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΘΕΟΥ ΑΝΤΙΜΑΧΟΥ (Poseidon stg. facing, holding trident and palm branch; in lower r. field, monogram.) Struck at Pushkalavati (174-165 BCE) Weight: 16.98 g. Diameter: 32.4 mm Reference: Mitchiner 124ff., Bopearachchi série 1A, HGCS 12/106 Provenance: Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 84/2 (2015)

Very little is known about this enigmatic Bactrian king, although he likely belonged to the Euthydemid dynasty and was subsequently defeated by Eukratides. The kausia, a typical Macedonian hat, underlined Antimachos' Macedonian lineage, thus boosting his legitimacy. While Poseidon's appearance on the coins of a landlocked nation is remarkable, he may have been connected to the Oxus river flowing through Bactria or the numerous earthquakes that to this day plague Afghanistan.
1 commentsNick.vdw
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Antiochos I, Macedonian shield/ Elephant; AE 1813 viewsSeleukid Kingdom, Antiochos I, 280 - 261 B.C. Mesopotamia, Carrhae mint, 18mm, 4.08g. Obverse: Macedonian shield decorated with gorgon's head. Reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOΥ in ex, elephant walking right. Attribution: cf. SNG Spaer 257. Ex areich; photo credit areich
Podiceps
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Antiochus I Soter 281 - 261 B.C.21 viewsAntiochus I Soter, 281 - 261 B.C. Ae 18.2mm. 5.96g. Antioch on the Orontes mint. Obv: Macedonian shield with anchor in central tondo. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ, horned elephant r., dotted border. Controls: M(arc dot)E and club (upper field), jawbone in ex. SC 339.4ddwau
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Antiochus I Soter - AE3 viewsAntioch
281 - 261 BC
Macedonian shield, anchor in central boss
elephant right, club above, jawbone below
BAΣIΛEΩΣ // ANTIOXOY
(ΘEM)
SC 339.3; HGC 9, 148
ex Naumann
Johny SYSEL
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Antiochus III 223-187 B.C.20 viewsSeleucid Kingdom, Antiochus III 223-187 B.C. Ae 17.6~18.7mm. 4.43g. Obv: Macedonian shield with gorgoneion in central boss. Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOΥ, Elephant advancing right; monogram A under belly. SC 1089.3; HGC 9, 490.1 commentsddwau
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Antiochus III 223-187 B.C.10 viewsSeleucid Kingdom, Antiochus III 223-187 B.C. Ae 16.5~17.0mm. 4.73g. Obv: Macedonian shield with gorgoneion in central boss. Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOΥ below, Elephant advancing right; Control mark under belly. Anchor above. SC 1089.3; HGC 9, 490.ddwau
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Antiochus III 223-187 B.C.7 viewsSeleucid Kingdom, Antiochus III 223-187 B.C. (Ae 16.7~17.2mm. 3.93g., 17.4~17.6mm. 4.01g.) Obv: Macedonian shield with gorgoneion in central boss, dotted border. Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOΥ below, Elephant advancing right,anchor above, dotted border; SC 1089; HGC 9, 490.ddwau
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Antiochus IV 175-163 B.C.9 viewsAntiochus IV Theos Epiphanes 175-163 B.C. Quasi-municipal issue (c. 168 - 164 B.C.), Alexandria by Issus (Alexandretta, modern Iskenderun), Ae 19.5~19.9mm. 8.11g. Obv: Diademed head of Antiochus IV, right, in tondo of Macedonian shield, one diadem end flying up behind and the other falling forward over shoulder. Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΕΩΝ on right, Zeus, standing facing, head left, holding wreath in outstretched hand. Controls: outer left. Ref: Seleucid Coins 1392; CSE 2, 328; SNG Paris 2405; Babelon 651.ddwau
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Antoninius Pius Victory Macedonia44 viewsAntoninus Pius, 26mm, 12.04g, Varbanov (Engl) 4298 (bust a), Touratsoglou 189.1
OBV: AY M AYP KOMOΔOC, Laureate head right
REV: THESSALONIKEON, Victory walking left

RARE
Romanorvm
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Antoninus Pius - Macedonia26 viewsAE 25
138-161 AD
laureate bust right from behind
KAICAP_ANTΩNEINOC
winged thunderbolt with four wings
KOINON MA_KEΔONΩN
BMC 155; SNG Cop. 430 var; Varbanov 3036; S 1349
7,39g 25-24,5 mm
Johny SYSEL
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Antoninus Pius AE20 of Koinon, Macedonia.41 viewsAntoninus Pius AE20 of Koinon, Macedonia. KAISAR ANTWNEINOS, laureate head right / KOINON MAKEDONWN, Macedonian shield. SNG Cop 1341,
Moushmov 5887
Antonio Protti
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Antoninus Pius, AE26, Thunderbolts, Koinon of Macedonia, Varbanov III 3039, Rare (R5)10 viewsAntoninus Pius
Augustus, 138 - 161 A.D.

Coin: AE26

Obverse: KAICAP ANTΩNEINOC, bare headed bust facing right.
Reverse: KOINON MA-KEΔONΩN, around the winged Thunderbolts of Zeus.

Weight: 15.76 g, Diameter: 26 x 26.7 x 3.6 mm, Die axis: 20°, Mint: The Koinon of Macedonia, Reference: Varbanov III 3039

Rated Rare (R5, 100 - 200 examples known)
Masis
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Antony and Octavian 297 viewsAntony and Octavian

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

ANT KAI within wreath

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

Ex-Aegean

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

Rare, historical
1 commentsJay GT4
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Aquilia Severa, Thessalonica22 viewsAe 25mm; 10.11g
Thessalonica, Macedonia

IOVLIA AKVLIA CEV HPA CEB
diademed draped bust right

QECCALONIKEWN
Nike advancing left with branch and cabeirus

SNG cop-., SNG ANS 869, Moushmov 6776
1 commentsRobin Ayers
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AR Tetradrachm of Thasos, Roman imitative 148 -80 BC41 viewsOBV: Head of Dionysos right wreathed with ivy leaves
REV :HPAKLEOYS SUTHPOS THASIUN (Hercules, Saviour of the Thasians); nude Heracles standing left holding club and lionskin; MH monogram to left
SNG Cop 1040, Dewing 1344, BMC 74 (Ref. Wildwinds)
These tet's were minted on Thasos off the coast of Thrace, and became an important international medium of exchange after Rome closed the Macedonian mints. The obverse celebrates the wine for which Thasos was renowned and the reverse may refer to a temple of Heracles. The type was widely copied among the Thracian tribes (imitatives) and the Celts (barbaric types).
According to Dr. Prokopov this coin is probably a Roman imitative, struck by Roman authorities between 148 and 80 BC, hence the fine classical style. The weight is right for the Rhodian standard. Holed and plugged.

Diameter ~30 mm, wt. 13.7 gm
daverino
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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
1 commentsn.igma
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Aristotle, 384-322 B.C.28 viewsAristotle was born in Stagira in north Greece, the son of Nichomachus, the court physician to the Macedonian royal family. He was trained first in medicine, and then in 367 he was sent to Athens to study philosophy with Plato. He stayed at Plato's Academy until about 347. Though a brilliant pupil, Aristotle opposed some of Plato's teachings, and when Plato died, Aristotle was not appointed head of the Academy. After leaving Athens, Aristotle spent some time traveling, and possibly studying biology, in Asia Minor (now Turkey) and its islands. He returned to Macedonia in 338 to tutor Alexander the Great; after Alexander conquered Athens, Aristotle returned to Athens and set up a school of his own, known as the Lyceum. After Alexander's death, Athens rebelled against Macedonian rule, and Aristotle's political situation became precarious. To avoid being put to death, he fled to the island of Euboea, where he died in 322 B.C.

Aristotle is said to have written 150 philosophical treatises. The 30 that survive touch on an enormous range of philosophical problems, from biology and physics to morals to aesthetics to politics. Many, however, are thought to be "lecture notes" instead of complete, polished treatises, and a few may not be the work of Aristotle but of members of his school.

A full description of Aristotle's contributions to science and philosophy is beyond the scope of this gallgery. Suffice it to say that Aristotle became virtually lost to Western Civilization during the so-called "dark ages." In the later Middle Ages, Aristotle's work was rediscovered and enthusiastically adopted by medieval scholars. His followers called him Ille Philosophus (The Philosopher), or "the master of them that know," and many accepted every word of his writings -- or at least every word that did not contradict the Bible -- as eternal truth. Fused and reconciled with Christian doctrine into a philosophical system known as Scholasticism, Aristotelian philosophy became the official philosophy of the Roman Catholic Church. As a result, some scientific discoveries in the Middle Ages and Renaissance were criticized simply because they were not found in Aristotle. It is one of the ironies of the history of science that Aristotle's writings, which in many cases were based on first-hand observation, were used to impede observational science.

"Mine is the first step and therefore a small one, though worked out with much thought and hard labor. You, my readers or hearers of my lectures, if you think I have done as much as can fairly be expected of an initial start. . . will acknowledge what I have achieved and will pardon what I have left for others to accomplish," Aristotle.

See: http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/history/aristotle.html hosted by the University of California, Berkeley Museum of Paleontology.
Cleisthenes
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Arsinoe II; Head of Arsinoe right/ Eagle; Svoronos 35118 viewsPtolemaic Kingdom, Arsinoe II, c. 273 - 268 B.C. Bronze AE 16, 1/16th drachm?, Svoronos 351; Weiser -; SNG Copenhagen 100, Fair, edge broken, uncertain mint, 2.772g, 15.9mm, 0o, c. 264 BC; obverse veiled and diademed head of Arsinoë II right; reverse PTOLEMAIOY BASILEWS, eagle standing left on thunderbolt; wings open, “DI” above monogram before; rare. Arsinoe II (316 B.C. - July 270 B.C.) was the daughter of king Ptolemy I Soter, the founder of the Hellenistic state of Egypt, and his second wife Berenice I., As the wife of King Lysimachus, she was queen of Thrace, Asia Minor and Macedonia. Later she was co-ruler of Egypt with her brother and husband Ptolemy II. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Artaxerxes II - Darius III187 viewsPersian Empire, Lydia, Anatolia, Artaxerxes II - Darius III, c. 375 - 340 B.C., Silver siglos, 5.490 g, maximum diameter 15.1 mm, die axis 0, Carradice Type IV (late) C, 46 ff.; BMC Arabia 172 ff.; SNG Kayhan 1031; SGCV II 4683; Rosen 674; Klein 763; Carradice Price p. 77 and pl. 20, 387 ff.

Following Darius II came Artaxerxes II (called Mnemon), during whose reign Egypt revolted and relations with Greece deteriorated. His reign (dated as from 404 to 359 B.C.E.) was followed by that of his son Artaxerxes III (also called Ochus), who is credited with some 21 years of rule (358-338 B.C.E.) and is said to have been the most bloodthirsty of all the Persian rulers. His major feat was the reconquest of Egypt.
This was followed by a two-year rule for Arses and a five-year rule for Darius III (Codomannus), during whose reign Philip of Macedonia was murdered (336 B.C.E.) and was succeeded by his son Alexander. In 334 B.C.E. Alexander began his attack on the Persian Empire.

Siglos was the Greek transliteration of the Semitic denomination ""shekel"" which became a standard weight unit for silver in the Achaemenid Persian Empire after the conquest of Babylonia by Cyrus the Great in 539 B.C. Ironically, silver sigloi seem to have been struck primarily in the western part of the empire and the standard went on to influence several Greek civic and royal coinages in the fifth and fourth centuries B.C. There is endless debate about whether the figure on the obverse represents the Persian Great King or an anonymous royal hero, but since the Greeks regularly referred to the parallel gold denomination as the ""daric"" it seems clear that at least some contemporaries considered it a depiction of the king. Of course, whether this is what the Persian authorities intended or an example of interpretatio Graeca must remain an open question.
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Apollonis, Macedonian shield , Club7 viewsApollonis, Lydia
AE20, Late 2nd-1st century BC
Obv: Macedonian shield ornamented with five stars.
Rev: AΠOΛΛΩ / NIΔEΩN, Club.
AE, 5.66 g, 20.4 mm
Ref.: SNG Copenhagen 16
Ex Pater Münzen und Medaillen
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, cista mystica, serpents, helmet6 viewsMysia, Pergamon
Cistophoric Tetradrachm
Obv.: Serpent emerging from cista mystica with raised lid, all within ivy wreath with fruits.
Rev.: Bow case between two coiled serpents; to left, monogram of Pergamon; to right, Macedonian helmet facing
Ag, 29.5mm, 12.70g
Ref.:
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Aspendos Pamphylia Greek Wrestlers70 viewsPamphylia, Aspendos mint, silver stater, 370 - 333 BC, 10.383g, 22.5mm, die axis 0o, SNG Cop 233, SNG Paris 87, SNG Von Aulock -, SGCV II 5398 var
OBV: Two wrestlers, the left one holds the wrist of his opponent with his right and right forearm with his left hand, ∆Α between their legs
REV: ΕΣΤΦΕ∆ΙΙΥΣ on left, slinger, wearing short chiton, discharging sling to right, triskeles on right with feet clockwise, no trace of incuse square

In 333 B.C., after Alexander took Perga peacefully, Aspendos sent envoys to offer surrender if he would not take the taxes and horses formerly paid as tribute to the Persian king.
Agreeing, Alexander went on to Side, leaving a garrison behind. When he learned they had failed to ratify the agreement their own evnvoys had proposed, Alexander marched to the city.
The Aspendians retreated to their acropolis and again sent envoys to sue for peace. This time, however, they had to agree to harsh terms -
they would host a Macedonian garrison and pay 100 gold talents and 4.000 horses annually.

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Aspendos, Pamphylia, 333 - 250 B.C.79 viewsWith the influence of the Olympics games.

Silver stater, Tekin Series 5, SNGvA 4578, SNG BnF 122, SNG Cop -, Arslan-Lightfoot -, gF, weight 9.107g, maximum diameter 24.8mm, die axis 0o, Aspendos mint, 330 - 250 B.C.; obverse two wrestlers, on left holds the right wrist of his opponent with his right hand and right forearm with his left hand, E between their legs, rounded edge; reverse EΣTΦE∆IY, slinger, wearing short chiton, discharging sling to right, O between legs, triskeles above club on right, round border of dots; scarce;

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After Alexander took Perga peacefully, Aspendos sent envoys to offer surrender if he would not take the taxes and horses formerly paid as tribute to the Persian king. Agreeing, Alexander went on to Side, leaving a garrison behind. When he learned they had failed to ratify the agreement their own evnvoys had proposed, Alexander marched to the city. The Aspendians retreated to their acropolis and again sent envoys to sue for peace. This time, however, they had to agree to harsh terms - they would host a Macedonian garrison and pay 100 gold talents and 4.000 horses annually.

This type is a late example and likely among the last of the wrestler and slinger staters. Struck during economic crisis, perhaps resulting from the harsh terms set by Alexander after their treachery, the flans are underweight, crudely cast and appear to be of debased silver. The wrestlers and slinger are carelessly depicted. It is not as attractive as earlier examples but it is certainly much scarcer.

From The Sam Mansourati Collection.


*With my sincere thank , Photo and Description courtesy of FORVM Ancient Coins Staff.
2 commentsSam
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Aspendos, Pamphylia, 333 - 250 B.C.85 viewsAspendos, Pamphylia, 333 - 250 B.C.
With the influence of the Olympics games.

Silver stater, Tekin Series 5, SNGvA 4578, SNG BnF 122, SNG Cop -, Arslan-Lightfoot -, VF, weight 8.97 gr., maximum diameter 24.8mm, die axis 0o.
Aspendos mint . Struck between 330 - 250 B.C.
Obverse ; two wrestlers, on left holds the right wrist of his opponent with his right hand and right forearm with his left hand, E between their legs, rounded edge.
Reverse ; EΣTΦE∆IY, slinger, wearing short chiton, discharging sling to right, O between legs, triskeles above club on right, round border of dots; very rare.

From The Sam Mansourati Collection. NO. AGAP 3324
After Alexander the great took Perga peacefully, Aspendos sent envoys to offer surrender if he would not take the taxes and horses formerly paid as tribute to the Persian king. Agreeing, Alexander went on to Side, leaving a garrison behind. When he learned they had failed to ratify the agreement their own evnvoys had proposed, Alexander marched to the city. The Aspendians retreated to their acropolis and again sent envoys to sue for peace. This time, however, they had to agree to harsh terms - they would host a Macedonian garrison and pay 100 gold talents and 4.000 horses annually.

This type is a late example and likely among the last of the wrestler and slinger staters. Struck during economic crisis, perhaps resulting from the harsh terms set by Alexander after their treachery, the flans are underweight, crudely cast and appear to be of debased silver. The wrestlers and slinger are carelessly depicted. It is not as attractive as earlier examples but it is certainly much scarcer.




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ATTICA, Athens. Circa 142/141 BC147 viewsATTICA, Athens. Circa 142/141 BC. AR New Style Tetradrachm (32mm, 16.46 g, 12h) . Thompson 209b (same rev. die)
Helmeted head of Athena right / A-QE, owl standing right on amphora; Macedonian helmet surmounted by a star to right, G on amphora, EM to left, magistrates DH/MH & IE/RW; all within wreath.
Ex CNG ; Ex Wayne C. Phillips
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Augusto (27 a.C. - 14 d.C.). Filippi56 viewsAE19 PHIL (Filippi). Augusto (27 a.C. - 14 d.C.).
AE, 18 mm, gr. 4,6, BB
Philippi, Macedonia (zecca siriana o macedone).
D/ VIC AVG. La Vittoria stante a sinistra.
R/ COHOR PRAE PHIL. Tre insegne militari.
RPC 1651.
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo, Roma Italia (4 gennaio 2008, numero catalogo 69); ex Artemide aste (San Marino, 2007).
NOTA: la scritta sul R/ è un omaggio alle Cohortes Praetoriae, Corpo di difesa imperiale istituito da Augusto nel 27-26 a.C. su imitazione delle guardie personali di scorta ai Pretori della Repubblica.
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Augustus52 viewsVIC - AVG
Victory standing left on base holding wreath and palm

COHOR PRAE PHIL
three standards

Philippi, Macedonia mint

27 B.C. - 14 A.D. or later

2.81g 17mm

SGIC 32, RPC 1651

Typically attributed to Octavian to commemorate the defeat of Cassius and Brutus at the battle of Philippi. It is also suggested it may be from the time of Claudius or Nero


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Augustus - RPC 1651 Macedonia, Philippi 17 viewsObv: VIC AVG
Nike standing left on base,
holding wreath and palm
Rev: COHOR PRAE PHIL
three military standards
18mm 4.3 gm
OWL365
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Augustus - RPC 1651 Macedonia, Philippi 15 viewsObv: VIC AVG
Nike standing left on base,
holding wreath and palm
Rev: COHOR PRAE PHIL
three military standards
18mm 3.4gm
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Augustus AE18 of Philippi, Macedonia47 viewsAugustus AE18
43 BC - 14 AD
Philippi, Macedonia
Obv: VIC AVG
Victory on column right, holding wreath and palm
Rev: COHOR PRAE PHIL
Cohortis Praetor of Philippi; Three standards
Moushmov 6919, SGI 32
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Augustus Amphipolis AE2123 viewsObv. KAIΣAP ΘEOY YIOΣ (Caesar son of god, starting downward on right, ending downward on left), bare head right.
Rev. AMΦIΠOΛEITΩN (counterclockwise starting lower left), Artemis Tauropolos riding bull right, holding billowing veil with both hands.
References: SNG ANS 165; SNG Cop 89 - 90; RPC I 1626 var. (legend arrangement); BMC Macedonia p. 52, 73 var.
Green patina, Amphipolis mint,7.7g, 20mm.
Canaan
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Augustus Artemis Touropolis25 viewsAugustus AE20mm of Amphipolis, Macedonia, 5.8g, RPC I 1629 var.
OBV: KAIΣAPOΣ - ΣEBAΣTOY, head right
REV: AMFIPOLITWN, Artemis Tauropolis riding bull right, veil flowing above
Not in AMNG, not in Varbanov (engl.)

SCARCE
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Augustus, 27 BC - 14 AD15 viewsObv: (KAIΣAPOΣ ΣEBAΣT)OY, bare head of Augustus facing right.

Rev: (ΔHMOΣ AMΦIΠOΛITΩN), Artemis Tauropolos riding on a bull galloping right.

Æ 20, Amphipolis mint in Macedonia

6.4 grams, 21.4 mm, 0°

GIC 29, RPC I 1629

Ex: FORVM
SPQR Matt
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Augustus, AE22, RPC I 16273 viewsAugustus
27 B.C. – 14 A.D.

Coin: AE 22

Obverse: AMΦIΠO-ΛEITΩN, bust of Artemis Tauropolos, facing right, her Bow and Quiver over her left shoulder.
Reverse: KAIΣAP - ΣEBAΣTOΣ, Augustus, raising his right hand in salutation, standing, facing left, upon a Dais, decorated with three Bucrania, being crowned with a Wreath by Genius.

Weight: 12.08 g, Diameter: 22 x 24 x 2.5 mm, Die axis: 40°, Mint: Amphipolis, Macedonia, Reference: RPC I 1627

Rated Scarce
Masis
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Augustus, Amphipolis14 viewsAugustus (27BCE-14CE)
Amphipolis, Macedonia.
Bare head right / Artemis Tauropolos, holding billowing veil, on bull running right.
AE 21mm. RPC 1630.1, Varbanov 3131
Belisarius
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Augustus, Thessalonica13 viewsAugustus (27BCE-14CE)
Thessalonica, Macedonia
Laureate head right/Three lines within a laurel wreath with star above inscription.
AE 17. Moushmov 6673, BMC 72.
Belisarius
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Augustus; Thessalonica, Macedonia24 viewsAE24, 8.7gareich
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B 035 Basil I. the Macedonian (867-886 A.D.), SB 1719, AE-18, Cherson,78 viewsB 035 Basil I. the Macedonian (867-886 A.D.), SB 1719, AE-18, Cherson,
avers:- Large B on exergual line.
revers:- Cross floriate on two steps, great pellet on each side.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 18mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Cherson, date: A.D., ref: SB 1719, p-329,
Q-001
quadrans
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Basil I the Macedonian with Constantine (AD 867-886)9 viewsAR Miliaresion Constantinople, AD 868-879. Sear 1708
Grade Ch AU: Strike: 5/5: Surface:5/5
Obv.: IhSUS XRISTUS NICA, cross potent on three steps, globe beneath, triple border
Rev.: +bASI/ LIOS CE/ CONSTAN/ TIN' PISTV/ bASILIS/ ROMEO' in six lines, triple border
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Battle of Philippi commemerative coin22 viewsPhilippi, Macedonia, 41 B.C. - 68 A.D.
Obverse: VIC - AVG, Victory standing left on base holding wreath and palm
Reverse: COHOR PRAE PHIL, three military standards

The Battle of Philippi was the final battle in the Wars of the Second Triumvirate between the forces of Mark Antony and Octavian (the Second Triumvirate) against the forces of Julius Caesar's assassins Marcus Junius Brutus and Gaius Cassius Longinus in 42 BC, at Philippi in Macedonia.
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BOEOTIA. Thebes. AR Stater.52 viewsCirca 425-400 B.C. AR Stater (12.08gm, 20mm, 5h). BCD Boiotia-388; Head Pg. 36-classy, pl. III#8; SNG Cop. 286. Obverse: Boeotian shield with club across lower half. Reverse: Volute amphora with fluted shoulders, Θ-E across fields, all within incuse square. Well struck on a very good metal. Struck in high relief. Scarce variety. Choice aEF.

Ex Pars Coins

The coins of Boeotia prominently feature the Boeotian shield on its obverse. This particular coin we have from the city-state of Thebes was minted between 425-400 B.C. during the Peloponnesian War. Thebes, at that time, alongside the rest of the 10 Boeotian poleis, sided with the Peloponnesian League under the hegemony of Sparta against the Athenian Empire. The Boeotian Confederation instituted a form of federal coinage based on the Aeginetic standard. A particular period of Theban coinage reached its numismatic artistic merit at around the same period that this coin was minted (425-400 B.C). Although the obverse always shows the shield, the reverse features the head of Dionysos, Herakles or a volute amphora. The amphora eventually became more popular after 400 B.C on the reverse of most Boeotian coin. Early staters showing the amphora on the reverse could be identified by a rounder vase and the city ethnic in the field and all are contained within a square incuse. Later coinage features the same amphora on the reverse and generally includes various magistrates name and less of the city’s ethnic and all are within a round incuse. The obverse also has a more distinct rounder shield on later coinage. At this later date in the mid- 4th century B.C. Thebes was the leading power in Greece and almost united all the Greek city states, freed Messene from Sparta and subdued the latter. Ironically, this paved the way for Macedonian conquest of Greece and in the process, destroyed Thebes and sold its population into slavery by Alexander the Great in 335 B.C.

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Bottiaia. c. 187-168 BC. AR 2½ obol 2 viewsMacedon, Bottiaia. c. 187-168 BC. AR 2½ obol (1.77 gm) of Pella. Macedonian shield with tetraskelis, a whorl ornament, at center composed of five crescents. / Stern of galley l. inscribed BOTTEATΩΝ; ΘE below.  VF.  Bottiaia issuance group 4 under the Antigonid kings Philip V & Perseus. Ponterio 126 #773. SNG Ashmolean 3289; HGC 3.1 #358; Liampi Schild M47; AMNG III/1 #123; BMC p. 64 #3. cf. SNG Cop 7 #136 (no monogram); ACNAC Dewing 1219 (same). Anaximander
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Bottice; AE15; Herakles/ lyre15 viewsBottice, Macedonia, c. 330 B.C. Bronze AE 15, AMNG -, SNG Cop -, BMC -, Lindgren -, Weber -, aVF, Bottice (Bottiaei Chalcidices) mint, 3.810g, 12.9mm, 315o, c. 330 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Herakles right; reverse “[B]OT-TIAI-[WN]”, lyre; dark patina; very rare. Ex FORVM, photo credit FORVM1 commentsPodiceps
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Bronze coin of Tiberius14 viewsRoman bronze coin of Tiberius, minted in Philippi Macedonia around 37AD. 16 mm, 2.79 g.

Obverse: TI AVG, bare head of Tiberius right

Reverse: Two priests ploughing right with yoke of oxen

Attribution: Like RPC I 1657 but underweight
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Bronze Macedonian coin25 viewsBronze Macedonian coin of Antigonus II minted in Amphipolis around 250 BC. 15 mm, 2.82 g.

Obverse: Head of Athena right wearing crested Corinthian helmet.

Reverse: Pan erecting trophy, A at right

Attribution: SNG Copenhagen 1205 ff., SGCV 6786
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bull31 viewsGREEK. Northern Greece. AR of Thraco-Macedonian Tribes. Includes: obol(8mm,0.41g). Head of bull right / Quadripartite incuse punch 1 commentsAndreas G
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Byzantine Empire: Basil I the Macedonian (867-886) AR Miliaresion, Constantinople (Sear-1708)57 viewsObv: IhSЧS XRISτЧS hICA.
Cross potent set on three steps on globe.
Rev: + bASI/ LIOS CЄ/ COnSTAn/TIn PISTV/ bASILIS/ ROMEO.
Legend in 6 lines.
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Byzantine Empire: Basil I the Macedonian (867-886) Follis, Constantinople (Sear-1709)38 viewsObv: bASILIOS bASILEVS.
Emperor seated facing, wearing crown and loros, holding labarum and akakia.
Rev: bASIL / IOS Eh ΘΕΟ / bASILEVS / ROmEOn.
Legend in 4 lines.
SpongeBob
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Byzantine Empire: Basil I the Macedonian (867-886) Follis, Constantinople (Sear-1709)14 views Obv: bASILIOS bASILEVS; Emperor seated facing, wearing crown and loros, holding labarum and akakia.
Rev: bASIL / IOS Eh ΘΕΟ / bASILEVS / ROmEOn; Legend in 4 lines.

ex Prue Morgan Fitts Collection; ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 355, 15 July 2015, Lot 699
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Byzantine Empire: Basil I the Macedonian (867-886) Æ Follis, Cherson (Sear-1719)29 viewsObv: Large B
Rev: Cross crosslet on two steps; • to either side.
SpongeBob
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Byzantine Empire: Basil I the Macedonian (867-886) Æ Follis, Cherson (Sear-1719)10 viewsObv: Large B
Rev: Cross crosslet on two steps; • to either side
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Byzantine Empire: Basil I the Macedonian (867-886) Æ Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1721; DOC III 8b)21 viewsObv: + ЬASILIOSSCOҺST' AЧGG; Two busts facing, Basil to left, bearded, Constantine to right, smaller, beardless, each wearing chlamys and crown with cross, holding between them by their right hands a labarum ornamented with ⁛ and streamers
Rev: + ЬASIL / SCOҺSTAҺ / TIҺOSЄҺΘO / ЬASILSЄISR / OMAOҺ in five lines
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Byzantine Empire: Basil I the Macedonian (867-886) Æ Follis, Constantinople (Sear-1712; DOC-11)24 viewsObv: Crowned facing half-length figures of Basil, wearing loros and holding akakia, flanked by Leo and Constantine, each wearing chlamys
Rev: + ЬASIL / COҺSTAҺ / T S LЄOҺ ЄҺ / ΘO ЬASILS / ROMЄOҺ in five lines; ✷ below
SpongeBob
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BYZANTINE, Basil I the Macedonian with Constantine (AD 867-886)96 viewsAR Miliaresion Constantinople
AD 868-879
3.01 grams
Sear 1708
Obv.: IhSUS XRISTUS NICA, cross potent on three steps, globe beneath, triple border
Rev.: +bASI/ LIOS CE/ CONSTAN/ TIN' PISTV/ bASILIS/ ROMEO' in six lines, triple border
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Caduceus207 viewsMacedonia, Philip III., AE-15 mm, 3.36 grs. AV: Head of Herakles with lions skin to right, within dotted border. RV: Rider to right, above FI, below the horse BA overstruck with CM. CM: Caduceus. See AMNG p. 178.2 with the same CM. Extremly rare coin. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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Caecilia13 viewsM Caecilius Q f Q n Metellus AR Denarius. Restored issue, 82-80 BC, Rome mint. Diademed head of Apollo right, curls hanging in ringlets; ROMA behind, monogram below chin / M. METELLVS. Q. F. around Macedonian shield decorated with elephant's head; all within laurel-wreath. Cr369/1, Syd 719. Britanikus
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Caesar: Grandfather of Mark Antony 132 viewsCAESAR
Head of young Mars left wearing a crested helmet

Rev.
L IVLI L F
Venus Genetrix in Biga left drawn by two cupids, before them a lyre

Rome 103 BC

Sear 198

ex-Harlan J. Berk

Lucius Julius Caesar was Mark Antony's grandfather and Gaius Julius Caesar's cousin. He was moneyer in 103 BC and tried in vain to obtain the quaestorship. However he was praetor in 94 and then became the proconsul of Macedonia. Finally he gained the Consulship in 90 BC the same year his younger brother Gaius was aedile.

In 90 BC Lucius Julius Caesar as consul defeated the Samnites and proposed the Lex Julia which offered citizenship to all communities in Italy that were not in revolt. In the following year 89, the Lex Plautia Papiria extended citizenship to those who gave up the fight by a certain date. Lucius Julius Caesar was now made censor along with Publius Licinius Crassus (father of the triumvir). But it was a time of unrest.

In 87 Marius returned to Rome with Cinna and captured the city. Lucius and Gaius were killed during the fighting and according to Livy their heads were exposed on the speakers platform.
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Caracalla , Macedonia, Stobi #247 viewsAE23, 209-217 AD
Obv:MAVREL ANTONIN, Laureate head right.
Rev: MVNICS STOBENS, Victory left with wreath and palm.
23mm, 5.86 gm
BMC 10-11v, Moushmov 6553
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Caracalla ,Macedonia, Stobi #445 viewsAE 22, 193-217 AD
Obv: IM C MAVR ANTONINVS, Laureate , bearded head right.
Rev:MVNICI STOBE, Victory advancing right with wreath and palm.
22mm, 6.4gm
Moushmov 6553
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Caracalla AE provincial, Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior (Nikyup, Bulgaria) (211 - 212 AD)16 viewsΑΥ Κ Μ ΑΥΡ – [ANTΩNINOC], laureate, draped bust right / Y ΦΛ OYΛΠIAN – NIKOΠOΛIT + ΠΡOC I in exergue, Nemesis-Aequitas standing left, holding scales in extended right hand and measuring rod (whip? sceptre?) in the crook of left arm, wheel at foot left.

Ӕ, 26 mm, 9.22 g, die axis 8h (turned coin)

I do not have access to any of the relevant provincial catalogs and cannot check any entries, but based on other similar coin descriptions on this site some numbers that may be close to this type are: AMNG I/1 1576-77, 1877-78; Varbanov (engl.) 3134, 3148, 3248; Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (HrHJ) No. 8.18.35.4-5, 8.18.35.8

AY[TOKPATΩΡ] K[AICAP] = Imperator Caesar, Μ[ΑΡΚΟC] ΑΥ[ΡΗΛΙΟC] ANTΩNINOC = Marcus Aurelius Antoninus aka "Caracalla". NIKOΠOΛIT[ΩN] PROC I[CTPΩN] ("πρός"="toward", but also "near to", like Latin "ad"; Istros = the lower Danube). ΦΛ OYΛΠIAN = Flavius Ulpianus, who was Roman governor of Lower Moesia (Moesia Inferior) starting from 210 to about 213. Before 211 Septimius Severus was still in charge; Caracalla visited the city in 211-212, was displeased with it and closed the mint (it was reopened only after his death), so the likely minting years are 211-212. All governors of Lower Moesia had titles on coins of either ΗΓ[ΕΜΟΝΑΣ] (governor of equestrian rank) or ΥΠ[ΑΤΕΥΟΝΤΟΣ] of the province (ΤΗΣ ΕΠΑΡΧΕΙΑΣ) (consular legate of senatorial rank). Y before the name of Flavius Ulpianus indicates the latter.

Aequitas = justice, equality, conformity, symmetry. Nemesis was originally understood as honest distributor of fortune, neither bad nor good, but in due proportion. Later it gained aspects of justice and divine retribution, but in Nemesis-Aequitas her qualities of honest dealing is emphasized. It symbolizes honesty, equality and justice of the emperor towards his subjects. The scales here mean honest measure rather than justice, the long stick she carries is most probably a measuring rod, but may also be a whip (symbol of punishment) or a sceptre (symbol of imperial power). The wheel may be the Wheel of Fortune (Rota Fortunae), but may also just symbolize equality.

CARACALLA, *4 April 188 Lugdunum (Lyon, France) † 8 April 217 (aged 29) road between Edessa and Carrhae ‡ 26 Dec 211 – 8 Apr 217 (not counting joint rule with his father and brother)

His birth name was Lucius Septimius Bassianus, then he was renamed Marcus Aurelius Antoninus at the age of 7 as part of his father's attempt at union with the families of Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius. He got the agnomen "Caracalla" after a Gallic hooded tunic that he habitually wore and made fashionable. He was also referred to as Tarautas, after a famously diminutive and violent gladiator of the time. The firstborn of the famous imperial couple Septimius Severus and Julia Domna, he was groomed to be emperor together with his brother Geta. They both were given titles of Caesars and even full Augusti before their father's death. But it was not going to happen, since the brothers hated each other. In 202 Caracalla was forced to marry the daughter of Gaius Fulvius Plautianus, Fulvia Plautilla, he immediately grew to hate them both. By 205 Caracalla had succeeded in having Plautianus executed for treason, probably fabricating the evidence of the plot himself. Then he banished his wife together with his own baby daughter first to Sicily and then to the largest of the Aeolian islands, Lipari. As soon as his father died, Caracalla ordered to strangle them both.

Septimius Severus died on 4 February 211 at Eboracum (present day York) while on campaign in Caledonia, north of Roman Britannia. Caracalla and Geta jointly ended the campaign by concluding a peace that returned the border to the line demarcated by Hadrian's Wall. During the journey back to Rome they continuously argued and finally decided to divide the empire, Caracalla was to rule in the west and Geta -- the east. They were persuaded not to do this, but their hostility was only increasing. On 26 December 211, at a reconciliation meeting arranged by their mother, Caracalla had Geta assassinated by members of the Praetorian Guard loyal to himself, Geta dying in his mother's arms. Caracalla then persecuted and executed most of Geta's supporters and ordered a damnatio memoriae pronounced by the Senate against his brother's memory. Geta's image was removed from all paintings, coins were melted down, statues were destroyed, his name was struck from papyrus records, and it became a capital offence to speak or write Geta's name. In the aftermath of the damnatio memoriae, an estimated 20,000 people were massacred. Those killed were Geta's inner circle of guards and advisers, friends, and other military staff under his employ.

In 213, about a year after Geta's death, Caracalla left Rome never to return. He went north to the German frontier to deal with restless Germanic tribes through wars and diplomacy. While there, Caracalla strengthened the frontier fortifications of Raetia and Germania Superior, collectively known as the Agri Decumates, so that it was able to withstand any further barbarian invasions for another twenty years. Then it became evident that he was preoccupied with Alexander the Great. He began openly mimicking Alexander in his personal style and started planning an invasion of "Persia", the Parthian Empire. He even arranged 16,000 of his men in Macedonian-style phalanxes, despite this foration being obsolete for centuries. Caracalla's mania for Alexander went so far that he persecuted philosophers of the Aristotelian school based on a legend that Aristotle had poisoned Alexander. This was a sign of Caracalla's increasingly erratic behaviour. When the inhabitants of Alexandria heard of Caracalla's claims that he had killed his brother Geta in self-defence, they produced a satire mocking this as well as Caracalla's other pretensions. So in 215 Caracalla travelled to Alexandria and responded to this insult by slaughtering the deputation of leading citizens who had unsuspectingly assembled before the city to greet his arrival, before setting his troops against Alexandria for several days of looting and plunder. Following the massacre at Alexandria, Caracalla moved east into Armenia. By 216 he had pushed through Armenia and south into Parthia and pursued a series of aggressive campaigns in the east against the Parthians, intended to bring more territory under direct Roman control. In the following winter, Caracalla retired to Edessa (Şanlıurfa, south-east Turkey) and began making preparations to renew the campaign by spring. On 8 April 217 Caracalla was travelling to visit a temple near Carrhae (Harran, southern Turkey), where in 53 BC the Romans had suffered a defeat at the hands of the Parthians. After stopping briefly to urinate, Caracalla was approached by a soldier, Justin Martialis, and stabbed to death. Martialis had been incensed by Caracalla's refusal to grant him the position of centurion, and the Praetorian Guard Prefect Macrinus, Caracalla's successor, saw the opportunity to use Martialis to end Caracalla's reign. In the immediate aftermath of Caracalla's death, his murderer, Martialis, was killed as well. Three days later, Macrinus declared himself emperor with the support of the Roman army.

Caracalla's reign was marked by domestic instability, the massacres he enacted against the people of Rome and elsewhere in the empire, and external invasions from the Germanic people. Surprisingly for such a brute, Caracalla was also notable for some statesmanship, perhaps due to some help of his mother, who stayed in Rome and performed many administrative duties in her son's absence. The most famous is the Antonine Constitution (Constitutio Antoniniana), aka the Edict of Caracalla, which granted Roman citizenship to nearly all freemen throughout the Roman Empire. The edict gave all the enfranchised men Caracalla's adopted praenomen and nomen: "Marcus Aurelius". Domestically, Caracalla was known for the construction of the Baths of Caracalla, which became the second-largest baths in Rome, and building a temple to Serapis, Graeco-Egyptian god of healing, whom he thought to be his divine patron, on the Quirinal Hill. The numismatists will always remember him because of the introduction of a new Roman coin denomination, currently designated "antoninianus" after him. The reduced silver purity of the new coins caused people to hoard the old denarii and thanks to this now we can enjoy lots of well-preserved early Roman silver coins.

Caracalla was one of the cruellest and most tyrannical Roman emperors. That was why in the 18th century Caracalla's memory was revived in the works of French artists trying to draw the parallels between him and King Louis XVI. But there were also other narratives surrounding his name: in the 12th century, Geoffrey of Monmouth started the legend of "Bassianus" as the king of Britain, who won the kingship by fighting his brother over it.
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Caracalla Æ 22mm of Stobi in Macedonia. 41 viewsCaracalla Æ 22mm of Stobi in Macedonia. M AVR ANTONINVS, laureate and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / MVNICI STOBEN, Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm, wheel at foot. AMNG 15.
25 mm. VF, ,nice glossy redish patina.
Stobi
Moushmov 6552
Antonio Protti
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Caracalla, AE 23 Diassaria107 viewsC M AVR ANTONINVS A
Laureate, cuirassed, right, seen from behind
MVNICI STO/BEN
Nike/Nemesis advancing left, with wreath and palm, wheel at her feet.
Cohen IV 718-719, Lingren 1148
Josifovski ?
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Caracalla, AE23 of Stobi, Macedonia.12 viewsObverse: M AVREL ANTONINVS, laureate head right
Reverse: MVNICIP STOBENSI, Victory walking right, holding wreath and palm.
5.9 g., 23.63 mm Varbanov 4073.
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Caracalla, Issue of Macedonia, Stobi, AE2328 viewsAD 196-217
6.83 grams
Obv.: IMCMAV - ANTONINVS, Rad. Hd. R.
Rev.: MVN I - STOB, NIKE l., holding a wreath, wheel in front of Nike
Kuzmanovic Collection 958
Purchased on eBay
Grade: Ch VF Strike: 5/5 Surface: 3/5
1 commentsRichard M10
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Caracalla, Macedonia, Stobi #158 viewsAE23, 198-217 AD
Obv:IM C MAVR ANTONINVS, Laureate cuirassed bust right , seen from behind.
Rev: MVNICI STOBE, Victory left , wings spread , holding wreath and palm, wheel at her feet.
23mm, 5.9gm.
Moushmov 6552, Gaebler AMNG II, pg. 113, 15

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Caracalla, Macedonia, Stobi #369 viewsAE 24, 198-217 AD
Obv:MAVREL ANTONIN, Laureate head right.
Rev: MVNICI STOBE, Nike standing right holding trophy.
24mm, 6.5gm
Moushmov, 6554
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Caracalla, Stobi45 viewsAe 23-25mm; 7.24g

M AVREL ANTONINOS
Laureate draped bust right

MVNI-STOB
Nike adancing left with wreath and palm

Stobi, Macedonia

Josifovski 320 (V42, R41)
1 commentsRobin Ayers
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Caracalla, Stobi47 viewsCaracalla
Macedonia, Stobi

MAVRELANTONINVS
Laureate bust right

IP STOEN-S-I-MVNIC
Nike with wings spread standing left

Josif 458-9 (V110, R149)
wildwinds example (this coin)
2 commentsarizonarobin
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Caracalla, Stobi24 viewsCaracalla
Stobi, Macedonia
Ae 24mm; 6.95g

MAVREL-ANTONIN
Laureate head right

MVNICIP-S-TOBENSI
Victory advancing right holding wreath and palm

Josif 452 (V104-R146)
arizonarobin
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Caracalla, Stobi18 viewsCaracalla
Stobi, Macedonia
Ae24mm; 7.2g

M AVR ANTONINV A C
Laureate, cuirassed bust right as seen from behind

STOBE-N-MVNICI
Nike advancing left, holding wreath and palm

Josifovski 342
(V57, R61)
arizonarobin
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Caracalla, Stobi21 viewsAe 22mm; 5.70g
Stobi, Macedonia

MAVREL-ANTONI/NVS
Laureate head right

MVNICIP-ST-OBENS
Nike advancing right with wreath and palm

Josif (V11, R?)
Robin Ayers
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Caracalla, Stobi15 viewsAe 22mm; 4.72g
Stobi, Macedonia

M AVRE-ANTONI/NV
Laureate head right

OBEN- NVMICIP/ST
Apollo standing, nude, head left, holding raven aloft and laurel branch behind

Gaebler AMNG II Pl. xxi/29
Josifovski 533-534 (V11,R12) blundered reverse legend, NVM instead of MNV and in is reversed
Robin Ayers
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Caracalla, Stobi15 viewsAe 22-23mm; 6.57g
Stobi, Macedonia

AVG PIVS MAX ANTONINVS
Radiate head right

MVNICI STOBENS
Nike standing right holding wreath and palm

Josif-
Robin Ayers
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Caracalla/Victoria AE 23 Thessalonica, Macedonia 10 grams 25 views






Antonivs Protti
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Caria. Mylasa. Eupolemos Æ15 / Overlapping Shields48 viewsAttribution: SNG Copenhagen (Macedonia) 1166
Date: circa 295-280 BC
Obverse: Three overlapping shields with spear heads on bosses
Reverse: EYΠO / ΛEMOY; Sword in sheath, monogram below
Size: 15.67 mm
Weight: 4.09 grams
Description: EF with choice silky patina
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Carrhae in Mesopotamia, Septimius Severus, AE 24, Lindgren 2557122 viewsCarrhae in Mesopotamia, Septimius Severus, AE 24, 193-211 AD
Av.: CEΠTIMIOC [CE]OY.... , naked (laureate?) bust of Septimius Severus right
Rv.: ..Λ]OY KAPPH ΛKA... , front view of a tetrastyle temple, the temple of the moon god Sin, in the middle a sacred stone on tripod, on top of stone: crescent, standards (with crescents on top) on both sides inside the building; another crescent in the pediment.
Lindgren 2557 ; BMC p. 82, #4

The city and the region played an important role in roman history.

Carrhae / Harran, (Akkadian Harrânu, "intersecting roads"; Latin Carrhae), an ancient city of strategic importance, an important town in northern Mesopotamia, famous for its temple of the moon god Sin, is now nothing more than a village in southeastern Turkey with an archeological site.
In the Bible it is mentioned as one of the towns where Abraham stayed on his voyage from Ur to the promised land. Abraham's family settled there when they left Ur of the Chaldeans (Genesis 11:31-32).
Inscriptions indicate that Harran existed as early as 2000 B.C. In its prime, it controlled the point where the road from Damascus joins the highway between Nineveh and Carchemish. This location gave Harran strategic value from an early date. It is frequently mentioned in Assyrian inscriptions about 1100 BC, under the name Harranu, or "Road" (Akkadian harrānu, 'road, path, journey' ).
During the fall of the Assyrian Empire, Harran became the stronghold of its lasts king, Ashur-uballit II, being besiged and conquered by Nabopolassar of Babylon at 609 BC. Harran became part of Median Empire after the fall of Assyria, and subsequently passed to the Persian Achaemenid dynasty.
The city remained Persian untill in 331 BC when the soldiers of the Macedonian king Alexander the Great entered the city.
After the death of Alexander on 11 June 323 BC, the city was claimed by his successors: Perdiccas, Antigonus Monophthalmus and Eumenes. These visited the city, but eventually, it became part of the Asian kingdom of Seleucos I (Nicator), the Seleucid empire, and capital of a province called Osrhoene (the Greek term for the old name Urhai).
The Seleucids settled Macedonian veterans at Harran. For a century-and-a-half, the town flourished, and it became independent when the Parthian dynasty of Persia occupied Babylonia. The Parthian and Seleucid kings both needed the buffer state of Osrhoene which was part of the larger Parthian empire and had nearby Edessa as its capital. The dynasty of the Arabian Abgarides, technically a vassal of the Parthian "king of kings" ruled Osrhoene for centuries.

Carrhae was the scene of a disastrous defeat of the Roman general Crassus by the Parthians. In 53 BC. Crassus, leading an army of 50.000, conducted a campaign against Parthia. After he captured a few cities on the way, he hurried to cross the Euphrates River with hopes of receiving laurels and the title of “Emperor”. But as he drove his forces over Rakkan towards Harran, Parthian cavalry besieged his forces in a pincers movement. In the ensuing battle, the Roman army was defeated and decimated. The battle of Carrhae was the beginning of a series of border wars with Parthia for many centuries. Numismatic evidence for these wars or the corresponding peace are for instance the "Signis Receptis" issues of Augustus and the “Janum Clusit” issues of Nero.
Later Lucius Verus tried to conquer Osrhoene and initially was successful. But an epidemic made an annexation impossible. However, a victory monument was erected in Ephesus, and Carrhae/Harran is shown as one of the subject towns.
Septimius Severus finally added Osrhoene to his realms in 195. The typical conic domed houses of ancient Harran can be seen on the Arch of Septimius Severus on the Forum Romanum.
Harran was the chief home of the moon-god Sin, whose temple was rebuilt by several kings. Sin was one of the great gods of the Assurian-Babylonian pantheon.
Caracalla gave Harran the status of a colonia (214 AD) and visited the city and the temple of the moon god in April 217. Meanwhile the moon god (and sacred stones) had become a part of the Roman pantheon and the temple a place to deify the roman emperors (as the standards on both sides of the temple indicate).

Caracalla was murdered while he was on his way from Temple to the palace. If this had been arranged by Macrinus - the prefect of the Praetorian guard who was to be the new emperor – is not quite clear. On the eighth of April, the emperor and his courtiers made a brief trip to the world famous temple of the moon god. When Caracalla halted to perform natural functions, he was assassinated by one of his bodyguards, Julius Martialis, who had a private grudge against the ruler, because he had not been given the post of centurion.

In 296 AD Roman control was again interrupted when nearby Carrhae the emperor Galerius was defeated by the king Narses / the Sasanid dynasty of Persia. The Roman emperor Julianus Apostata sacrificed to the moon god in 363 AD, at the beginning of his ill-fated campaign against the Sassanid Persians. The region continued to be a battle zone between the Romans and Sassanids. It remained Roman (or Byzantine) until 639, when the city finally was captured by the Muslim armies.

At that time, the cult of Sin still existed. After the arrival of the Islam, the adherents of other religions probably went to live in the marshes of the lower Tigris and Euphrates, and are still known as Mandaeans.
The ancient city walls surrounding Harran, 4 kilometer long and 3 kilometer wide, have been repaired throughout the ages (a.o. by the Byzantine emperor Justinian in the sixth century), and large parts are still standing. The position of no less than 187 towers has been identified. Of the six gates (Aleppo gate, Anatolian, Arslanli, Mosul, Baghdad, and Rakka gate), only the first one has remained.

A citadel was built in the 14th century in place of the Temple of Sin. This lies in the south-west quarter of the ancient town. Its ruin can still be visited.

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1 commentsArminius
Celtic_AR-Drachm_Laur-Zeus-head-right_Horse-trotting-left-circle-above-dot-with-in_Göbl-xxx_Q-001_axis-7h_14mm_1,81g-s.jpg
Celtic AR-Drachm, Eastern Celts. AR Drachm. Uncertain Tribe, 2nd-1st centuries BC. Kugelwange (Ball cheek) Type.115 viewsCeltic AR-Drachm, Eastern Celts. AR Drachm. Uncertain Tribe, 2nd-1st centuries BC. Kugelwange (Ball cheek) Type.
avers:- Imitation of the issues of Philip II of Macedonia. Laureate head of Zeus right, large pellet on cheek.
reverse:- Stylized Horse trotting left, some pellet behind the neck of the horse and pellet within ring above.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 14mm, weight: 1,81g, axis: 7h,
mint: , date: Second-first century B.C., ref: Göbl, OTA pl. 17, 207. Kostial, Lanz 95, 507.
Q-001
quadrans
Celtic_AR-Drachm_Laur-Zeus-head-right_Horse-trotting-left-circle-above-dot-with-in_Göbl-xxx_Q-002_axis-9h_13-14mm_2,41g-s.jpg
Celtic AR-Drachm, Eastern Celts. AR Drachm. Uncertain Tribe, 2nd-1st centuries BC. Kugelwange (Ball cheek) Type. #2170 viewsCeltic AR-Drachm, Eastern Celts. AR Drachm. Uncertain Tribe, 2nd-1st centuries BC. Kugelwange (Ball cheek) Type. #2
avers:- Imitation of the issues of Philip II of Macedonia. Laureate head of Zeus right, large pellet on cheek.
reverse:- Stylized Horse trotting left, some pellet behind the neck of the horse and pellet within ring above.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 13-14mm, weight: 2,41g, axis: 9h,
mint: , date: Second-first century B.C., ref: Göbl, OTA pl. 17, 207. Kostial, Lanz 95, 507.
Q-002
quadrans
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Celtic AR-Drachm, Eastern Celts. AR Drachm. Uncertain Tribe, 2nd-1st centuries BC. Kugelwange (Ball cheek) Type. #371 viewsCeltic AR-Drachm, Eastern Celts. AR Drachm. Uncertain Tribe, 2nd-1st centuries BC. Kugelwange (Ball cheek) Type. #3
avers:- Imitation of the issues of Philip II of Macedonia. Laureate head of Zeus right, large pellet on cheek.
reverse:- Stylized Horse trotting left, some pellet behind the neck of the horse and pellet within ring above.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: , date: Second-first century B.C., ref: Göbl, OTA pl. 17, 207. Kostial, Lanz 95, 507.
Q-003
quadrans
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Celtic Barbaric Immitation of Phillip II, King of Macedonia - 359-336.16 views6,34gr. 20mm _3453
Antonivs Protti
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Celtic imitation of Macedon AE 2256 viewsoverstrike

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

original coin probably is:

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

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


Imitations from Serdi region weren't used to fool Macedonian traders but as their own currency. This coin is one of overstrikes on official Macedonian coins which prooves this theory.
Johny SYSEL
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Celtic imitation of Macedon AE 2250 viewsoverstrike

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

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

original coin probably is:

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

Imitations from Serdi region weren't used to fool Macedonian traders but as their own currency. This coin is one of overstrikes on official Macedonian coins which prooves this theory.
Johny SYSEL
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CELTIC, Celtic imitation - AE 22200 viewsoverstrike

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

original coin probably is:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Imitations from Serdi region weren't used to fool Macedonian traders but as their own currency. This coin is one of overstrikes on official Macedonian coins which prooves this theory.
Johny SYSEL
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Celts, Danube Region, Imitative62 viewsCelts, Danube Region, Imitative of Alexander or Philip III, c. 150 B.C. - c. 50 A.D.,
Silver scyphate drachm, Dessewffy, No. 534, Group XXVIII (or similar)
Fair, 3.314g, 19.1mm, obverse head of Herakles right, wearing lion's head headdress; reverse Zeus enthroned left, holding a scepter in left and eagle in outstretched right; struck with extremely worn dies. ex Forvm
Randygeki(h2)
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Chalkis, Euboia74 views340-294 BC
AR Drachm (18mm, 3.46g)
O: Head of nymph Chalkis (or Hera?) right, hair rolled.
R: Eagle flying right, holding serpent in his talons and beak; trophy of arms below.
SNG Cop 432; Sear 2482
From the Wallace and BCD collections. ex Pegasi Numismatics

Chalkis was an important Ionian colony on the island of Euboia, and the homeland of many Greek colonies in Magna Graecia, including Cumae and Rhegium.
After the ruin of neighboring Eretria by Athens, Chalkis was left as the supreme power in the region. However Athens conquered Chalkis in 506 BC, establishing a settlement of 4000 Athenians on the island and leaving all of Euboea as a dependency. A rebellion in 446 was put down by Perikles of Athens, who sent more colonists to settle nearby Histiaea, establishing a firm control of this island which was so strategically important to the security of the mother city.
By 410 Euboea had once again regained its’ independence, but fell to the Macedonians under Phillip II, and then finally to Rome.
1 commentsEnodia
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Cilicia, Aigeai. AR Tetradrachm.58 viewsDated Civic Year 17 (30/29 BC). AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 14.38g, 11h). Arnold-Biucchi, Tresor 84-122 var. (D4/R-[unlisted reverse die]); SNG France-2280 (same obverse die); SNG Levante-; SNG von Aulock-; DCA-355. Obverse Turreted and veiled bust of Tyche right. Reverse Athena Nikephoros standing left; DI and club to left, IZ (date) and delta in exergue, ethnic in right field; all within wreath. Extra fine with a hint of die wear. Well centered. Rare (R1), especially with unrecorded reverse die.

Ex Roma Numismatics Ltd. Auction V, lot 413. Ex CNG.

In classical times the modern city of Ayas was called Aigeai and belonged to Greater Cilicia (Cilicia Pedias). The site is strategically located on the Gulf of Issos and was originally founded by Greco-Macedonian colonists and named after the Macedonian capital Aegae. Due to its strategic location in launching attacks against Armenia, Pontos and Parthia, Julius Caesar gave the city a special status of oppidium liberum or a “free city” in autumn of 47 BC, probably early November of that year.

2 commentsJason T
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Claudius - Macedonia26 viewsAE 23
41-54 AD
bare head left
TI KΛAYΔIOΣ_KAIΣAP
macedonian shield
ΣEBAΣTOΣ MAKEΔONΩN
RPC I 1612; Varbanov III 305; AMNG III 238; SNG Cop 1334; SGICV 425; BMC Macedonia p. 27, 145; Lindgren II 1354
9,53g 23mm
Johny SYSEL
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Claudius - Macedonia9 viewsAE 23
41-54 AD
bare head left
TI KΛAYΔIOΣ_KAIΣAP
macedonian shield
ΣEBAΣTOΣ MAKEΔONΩN
RPC I 1612; Varbanov III 305; AMNG III 238; SNG Cop 1334; SGICV 425; BMC Macedonia p. 27, 145; Lindgren II 1354
7,57g 22-21mm
Johny SYSEL
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Claudius Macedonian Shield30 viewsClaudius, AE24, 23mm, 8.84g, Macedonia,41 - 54 AD, Lindgren II-1354, SNGC 1334, RPC 1612, AMNG 238-239,
Obv: TI KΛAYΔIOΣ KAIΣAP, Claudius bare head left
Rev: ΣEBAΣTOΣ MAKEΔONΩN, Macedonian shield
Romanorvm
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Cn. Plancius - Plancia-179 viewsROMAN REPUBLIC Cn. Plancius. 55 BC. AR Denarius (3.88 gm - 18.51 mm). Head of Macedonia right wearing causia (felt hat). CN•PLANCIVS before, AED•CVR•S•C (aedile curele, senatus consulto) behind; Reverse agrimi standing right, bow and quiver behind. Cr432/1; Syd 933; Plancia-1; SRCV 3963 commentsBud Stewart
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Cn. Plancius, Denarius12 viewsRRC 432/1
55 b.c.

The obverse seems to symbolize Macedonia, the reverse to allude to hunting in Crete; both where places in which Cn. Plancius has spent some time in the course of his career (Crawford)

Cn. Plancius stammte aus einer Ritterfamilie und war der Sohn eines angesehenen Steuerpächters....
Wiederum wurde Plancius gewählt, mit ihm A. Plotins, während Q. Pedius und Inventius dnrchfielen. Letzterer erzielte die geringste Stimmenzahl (§ 17 p. 482,22). Er tat, was in solchen Fällen oft geschah: er verklagte seinen siegreichen Rivalen wegen ambitus;....die Verteidigung führten Cicero und Hortensius. (W. Kroll, Ciceros Rede für Plancius, Rheinisches Museum, 86 (1937))
--
ex Rauch Auktion 86, Lot 512, 2010-05-12-14

Described as:
Cn. Plancius
(D) Denarius (3,91g), Roma 55 v.Chr. Av.: CN PLANCIVS / AED CVR S C, Kopf der Diana Planciana (oder der Macedonia?) mit Kausia n.r. Rv.: Kretische Ziege n.r., dahinter Bogen und Köcher. -- Kleiner Kratzer im Av. Cr 432/1, Albert 1360. Attraktive Tönung.
s.sch.-vzgl.
Norbert
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Cn.PLANCIUS50 viewsAR denarius. 55 BC. 3.52 gr. Head of Macedonia right, wearing kausia. CN PLANCIUS before. AED CVR S C behind. / Cretan goat standing right, bow and quiver behind. Craw. 432/1. RSC Plancia 1. Smyth XII/14.
I & L Goldberg.2002.
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Cn.PLANCIUS 31 viewsAR denarius. 55 BC. 3.52 gr. Head of Macedonia right, wearing kausia. CN PLANCIUS before. AED CVR S C behind. / Cretan goat standing right, bow and quiver behind. Craw. 432/1. RSC Plancia 1. Smyth XII/14.
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CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C (the 2nd) / GLORIA EXERCITVS AE3 follis (317-337 A.D.) 23 viewsCONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate, cuirassed bust right / GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS, two soldiers facing each other, holding spears and shields, with one standard between them, devices on banners not very clear, but probably dots or "o". Mintmark: Epsilon SIS in exergue.

AE3, 18-19mm, 1.65g, die axis 2 (turned medal alignment), material: bronze/copper-based alloy

IVN = IVNIOR = Junior, NOB C = Nobilitas Caesar, Gloria Exercitus (noun + genitive) "The Glory of the Army", officina Epsilon (workshop #5), SIScia mint (now Sisak, Croatia).

Siscia mint combined with two standards and IVN NOB C variety points to only two types, RIC VII Siscia 220 and RIC VII Siscia 236, both of Constantine II, with possible officinas A, delta, gamma and epsilon. So even though the name is not very clear and theoretically the officina letter may be B rather than E, we can be sure that it is Constantine and that officina is E. Type 236 should have dots before and after the
mintmark, and it doesn't seem the case here, so this must be RIC VII Siscia 220, officina epsilon. Minting dates according to some sources: 330-335 AD.

Flavius Claudius Constantinus Augustus, born January/February 316, was the elder son if Constantine the Great and his second wife Fausta. Constantine II was born in Arles (south of modern France) and raised a Christian. On 1 March 317, he was made Caesar. A child general: in 323, at the age of seven, he took part in his father's campaign against the Sarmatians. At age ten, he became commander of Gaul, following the death of Crispus. An inscription dating to 330 records the title of Alamannicus, so it is probable that his generals won a victory over the Alamanni. His military career continued when Constantine I made him field commander during the 332 campaign against the Goths.

Following the death of his father in 337, Constantine II initially became augustus jointly with his brothers Constantius II and Constans, with the Empire divided between them and their cousins, the Caesars Dalmatius and Hannibalianus. This arrangement barely survived Constantine I’s death, as his sons arranged the slaughter of most of the rest of the family by the army. As a result, the three brothers gathered together in Pannonia and there, on 9 September 337, divided the Roman world between themselves. Constantine, proclaimed Augustus by the troops received Gaul, Britannia and Hispania. He was soon involved in the struggle between factions rupturing the unity of the Christian Church. The Western portion of the Empire, under the influence of the Popes in Rome, favored Catholicism (Nicean Orthodoxy) over Arianism, and through their intercession they convinced Constantine to free Athanasius, allowing him to return to Alexandria. This action aggravated Constantius II, who was a committed supporter of Arianism.

Constantine was initially the guardian of his younger brother Constans, whose portion of the empire was Italia, Africa and Illyricum. Constantine soon complained that he had not received the amount of territory that was his due as the eldest son. Annoyed that Constans had received Thrace and Macedonia after the death of Dalmatius, Constantine demanded that Constans hand over the African provinces, to which he agreed in order to maintain a fragile peace. Soon, however, they began quarreling over which parts of the African provinces belonged to Carthage, and thus to Constantine, and which belonged to Italy, and therefore to Constans. Further complications arose when Constans came of age and Constantine, who had grown accustomed to dominating his younger brother, would not relinquish the guardianship. In 340 Constantine marched into Italy at the head of his troops. Constans, at that time in Dacia, detached and sent a select and disciplined body of his Illyrian troops, stating that he would follow them in person with the remainder of his forces. Constantine was engaged in military operations and was killed in an ambush outside Aquileia. Constans then took control of his deceased brother's realm.
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Cr 259/1 AR Denarius Q. Marcius Q.n. Philippus8 views129 b.c.e ;17 mm, 3.73 gm
o: Helmeted head of Roma right, with star on neck-guard; * mark of value behind
r: Q · P(HI)LIP[VS] below, [ROMA] in ex, Macedonian horseman riding right; Macedonian helmet to left
For those of you who may say "Macedonian helmet????" on reverse, the highly-stylized mark represents such a helmet, perhaps engraved by someone who had never seen a Macedonian helmet, or, as in the case of the moneyer, had heard a description from his grandfather.
PMah
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Cr 263/3b Æ Semis M. Caecilius Q. f. Q. n. Metellus 0 views127 b.c.e Rome mint
Laureate head of Saturn right; S behind
Prow right; Macedonian shield above, S before, ROMA below
9.17 gm 23mm
The Caecili Metelli were quite proud of the victory over Macedonia of their forebearer, Macedonius. The shield is found on all the types in this issue, and, on this Semis and a related Quadrans, the name is dispensed with, although some specimens of both retain the name crammed on the reverse.
PMah
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Cr 293/1 AR Denarius L. Philippus25 views113 to 111-ish BCE
o: Head of Philip of Macedon right, wearing royal Macedonian helmet; under chin, Φ; behind, ROMA monogram
r: Equestrian statue right, base inscribed L. PHILIPPVS; below horse, flower; in exergue, XVI [mono]
Marcia 12. 3.92 gm 21.00 mm
The obverse oddly depicts Philip V of Macedon, sometime ally and sometime opponent of Rome, and seems to point to an earlier claim by the Marcii Philippi to a connection to the Macedonian dynasty. The reverse likely depicts a statue of another Marcius in the Roman Forum. There are monograms, flowers, and other elements to round out an array of meanings. The bronze issues, a quadrans and uncia, are also a bit busy and a bit scarcer.

This is a really nice coin, with a bit of deposit at 9:00 obverse, but I just can't get enthusiastic about the type.
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Cr 415/1 AR Denarius L. Aemilius Lepidus Paullus10 views62 BCE Rome mint
o: Veiled and diademed head of Concord right, PAVLLVS LEPIDVS- CONCORDIA around
r: L. Aemilius Paullus erecting trophy before three captives, PAVLLVS in ex., TE - R above
Crawford 415/1; Aemilia 10
3.99gg. (6h).
The reverse depicts King Perseus of Macedon and his sons, the non-winners at Paullus' victory at Pydna in 168 BCE, which ended the Macedonian dynasty and was not particularly healthy for the enslaved and looted cities, either.
The moneyer was likely engaged in a bit of counter-adoption, as the great general's agnate family technically died out upon his death.
PMah
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Cr. 263/1a, Republic, 127 BC, M. Caecilius Metellus33 viewsM. Caecilius Metellus
Denarius, 127 BC, Rome
Obv.: Helmeted head of Roma right, star on helmet, star below, ROMA upward behind.
Rev.: M.METELLVS.Q.F., Macedonian shield with elephant's head in central boss, surrounded by laurel wreath.
Ag, 3,90g, 18 mm
Ref.: Crawford 263/1a, Syd. 480.
Ex Lanz Numismatik
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CRETAN GOAT101 viewsAR denarius. 55 BC. 3.52 gr. Head of Macedonia right, wearing kausia. CN PLANCIUS before. AED CVR S C behind. / Cretan goat standing right, bow and quiver behind. Craw. 432/1. RSC Plancia 1. Smyth XII/14.benito
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Cyprus8 viewsRoman Cyprus was a key spot for important political and religious functions. It was also a strategic base for trade in the Mediterranean. Consistently occupied throughout history, Cyprus has been home to several strong and competing powers such as the Assyrians, Egyptians, Macedonians, and in particular the Romans. Cyprus was annexed by the Romans in 58 B.C., but until 22 B.C. when Cyprus became an official senatorial province, control over the island fluctuated between the Romans and the Ptolemaic Empire.[1] Yet, from the Battle of Actium in 31 B.C. to the Byzantine Empire in the 4th century, Cyprus was controlled by the Romans. And in 293 AD, Cyprus officially became part of the Eastern Roman Empire.ancientone
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Danubian Celts, Serdi Region, 168-31 B.C.17 views"Celtic imitative of a rare Macedonian issue struck under Philip V or Perseus, 187 - 168 B.C. The choice was appropriate for the Serdi Celts as the river Strymon runs through the Serdi region."

Bronze AE 22, Malloy Danubian Celts type H1A; imitative of a Macedonian Kingdom (Philip V or Perseus) type, 187 - 168 B.C., SNG Cop 1299, gF, nice olive green patina, 4.759g, 22.4mm, 180o, obverse reed-wreathed head of the river god Strymon right; reverse trident, stylized dolphin ornaments between the prongs and flanking shaft, blundered inscription similar to MAKEDONWN; scarce;
jimmynmu
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Danubian Celts, Serdi Region, 168-31 B.C.38 viewsVery rare coin, if anyone knows of another like it (with the river god facing left) please let me know!

Bronze AE 20, Malloy Danubian Celts type -2C; imitative of a Macedonian Kingdom (Philip V or Perseus) type, 187 - 168 B.C., SNG Cop 1299, VF, beautiful green patina, 6.760g, 20.0mm, 0o, tribal mint, 168 - 31 B.C.; obverse stylized head of the river god Strymon left; reverse trident, bar across near base of prongs, scroll-like ornaments between the prongs, monograms flanking shaft, counterclockwise retrograde blundered inscription similar to MAKEDONWN; the only example known to Forum with the river god's head left, an extremely rare variant and possibly unique;
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Danubian Celts, Serdi Region, Moesia, AE 21mm20 viewsDanubian Celts, Serdi Region, Moesia,
Imitative of a Macedonian Kingdom type, Philip V or Perseus, 187 - 168 B.C., SNG Cop 1299,
Obv. Reed-wreathed head of the river god Strymon right.
Rev. Trident.
Lee S
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Demetrios I Poliorketes8 viewsKINGS of MACEDON. Demetrios I Poliorketes. 306-283 BC. Æ . Pella mint. Macedonian shield with monogram of Demetrios in central boss / Macedonian helmet. Newell 132; SNG Alpha Bank 969. ecoli
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Demetrios I Poliorketes; Tarsos; Prow r. apluster, B A above, AN (ligate) X below; AE1122 viewsMacedonian Kingdom, Demetrios I Poliorketes, 306 - 286 B.C. Bronze AE 11, Newell p. 50, 40; SNG Alpha Bank -, SNG Cop -, Weber -, Cilicia, Tarsus mint, 1.649g, 11.8mm, 135o, 298 - 295 B.C.; obverse head of Demetrios right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet ornamented with bull horns; reverse , prow right, apluster right behind, B A above, AN (ligate) X below; rare. Ex FORVM, photo credit FORVMPodiceps
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Demetrios Poliorketes, 306 - 283 BC, AE 14, Prow of galley18 viewsMacedonian Kingdom, Demetrios Poliorketes, 306 - 283 BC, 14mm, 2.7g. Mint in Caria. Obverse: Male head (Demetrios?) right, , wearing crested Corinthian helmet. Reverse, Prow of galley right; BA. SNGCop 1185cfPodiceps
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Demetrios Poliorketes, helmet28 viewsMacedonian Kingdom, Demetrios Poliorketes, 306 - 283 BC, 16mm, 4.1g. Obverse: Macedonian shield, Demetrios' monogram in center. Reverse: BA-SI, Macedonian helmet SGCV II 6774, SNG Cop 1224. ex areich, photo credit areich

Podiceps
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Demetrios Poliorketes, Macedonian Kingdom, c. 289 - fall 288 B.C., Silver tetradrachm, Newell p. 97, 9176 viewsObv:– Demetrios diademed head right with horns of a bull, the animal sacred to Demetrios' patron deity
Rev:– BASILEOS DEMETRIOY, Poseidon standing left, right foot on rock, trident in left (apparently inspired by the Lateran Poseidon, a statue by Lysippos, court sculptor of Alexander), monogram left
Minted in Pella, c. 289 - fall 288 B.C.
Reference:– Newell p. 97, 91 and pl. VIII, 12, SNG Cop 1179 var.
17.0192g, 29.3mm, 45o

Ex-Harlan Berk. Ex-Forvm, where it was described as gVF, superb portrait, tight flan.
4 commentsmaridvnvm
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Demetrios Poliorketes, Macedonian Kingdom, c. 289 - fall 288 B.C., Silver tetradrachm, Newell p. 97, 9164 viewsObv:– Demetrios diademed head right with horns of a bull, the animal sacred to Demetrios' patron deity
Rev:– BASILEOS DEMETRIOY, Poseidon standing left, right foot on rock, trident in left (apparently inspired by the Lateran Poseidon, a statue by Lysippos, court sculptor of Alexander), monogram left
Minted in Pella, c. 289 - fall 288 B.C.
Reference:– Newell p. 97, 91 and pl. VIII, 12, SNG Cop 1179 var.
17.0192g, 29.3mm, 45o

Ex-Harlan Berk. Ex-Forvm, where it was described as gVF, superb portrait, tight flan.

Updated image of an old coin from my collection.
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Demetrios Poliorketes, Macedonian Kingdom, c. 289 - fall 288 B.C., Silver tetradrachm, Newell p. 97, 9156 viewsObv:– Demetrios diademed head right with horns of a bull, the animal sacred to Demetrios' patron deity
Rev:– BASILEOS DEMETRIOY, Poseidon standing left, right foot on rock, trident in left (apparently inspired by the Lateran Poseidon, a statue by Lysippos, court sculptor of Alexander), monogram left
Minted in Pella, c. 289 - fall 288 B.C.
Reference:– Newell p. 97, 91 and pl. VIII, 12, SNG Cop 1179 var.
17.0192g, 29.3mm, 45o

Ex-Harlan Berk. Ex-Forvm, where it was described as gVF, superb portrait, tight flan.

Updated image using new photography setup.
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Demetrios Poliorketes, Male head/ Prow15 viewsMacedonian Kingdom, Demetrios Poliorketes, 306 - 283 B.C, 14mm, 2.7g. Mint in Caria. Obverse: Male head (Demetrios?) right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet. Reverse, Prow of galley right; BA. SNGCop 1185cfPodiceps
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Demetrius Poliorcetes 306 - 283 B.C.11 viewsKing of Macedonia, Demetrios Poliorketes 306 - 283 B.C. Ae 11~11.4mm. 1.93g. Obv: Head of Demetrios right wearing Corinthian crested helmet. Rev: Prow of galley right, BA above and monogram below.ddwau
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Demetrius Poliorketes 88 viewsDemetrius Poliorketes AE17. Monogram of Demetrius in center of a Macedonian shield / BA - SI to either side of a crested Macedonian helmet with cheek flaps. 4 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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Demetrius Poliorketes - AE 1512 viewsMacedon (Pella???)
306-283 BC
macedonian shield with (ΔHP)
macedonian helmet
BA _ ΣI
SGCV II 6774, SNG Cop 1224, AMNG 1, Newell 129 ff
4,26g 16-15mm
Johny SYSEL
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Dikaia, Thrace Drachm -- 492-475 BC18 views3.17 g, 15.80 mm, 180°
Minted in Dikaia, Thrace
Silver Drachm
Schönert-Geiss Bisanthe 28 (V1/R1), SNG Cop 552 (Same Dies), Traité II 1795 (Different Dies, Selymbria)

Obverse: Head of Herakles Wearing Nemean Skin Headdress Right.
Reverse: Shallow Incuse Square Containing Rooster Standing Right Within Dotted, Square Border

Dikaia was located in Thrace, in the region between the river Nestos and the river Hebros. It was founded by settlers from Eretria. Dikaia has also been known as “Dikaia Beside Abdera” to differentiate it from Dikaia in Macedonia. Eponymous mythical founder was Dikaios, son of Poseidon. Coins from Dikaia circulated as far as Egypt in ancient times, a testament to its large commercial activities. Another testimony to this is the large sums it paid in taxes to Athens in the 5th century BC; combined with Abdera, this amount reached 75 talents each year. Mentions of the city in the works of Strabo, Skylac, and Pliny indicate that it survived until Roman times. Dikaia has now been identified as the small archaeological site of Katsamakia.
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A FORVM purchase of mine. Purchased primarily for the archaic style Head of Herakles on the obverse, I've come to love this coin among my favorites.
Hydro
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Diodotus Tryphon28 viewsAE 19, 5.25g, Diodotus Tryphon, 142-138 BC, Obv: Tryphon facing right. Rev: Macedonian helm with Ibex horn, caps of Dioscuri, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΤΡΥΦΩΝΟΣ ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΟΣ, light green patina with earthen highlights, VF. Houghton 259, CSE 259 Molinari
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Diodotus Tryphon38 viewsAE 18, 4.28g, Diodotus Tryphon, 142-138 BC, Obv: Tryphon facing right. Rev: Macedonian helm with Ibex horn, caps of Dioscuri, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΤΡΥΦΩΝΟΣ ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΟΣ, light brown patina, aXF. Houghton 259, CSE 259 Molinari
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Diodotus Tryphon37 viewsAE 18, 5.48g, Diodotus Tryphon, 142-138 BC, Obv: Tryphon facing right, dotted border. Rev: Spiked Macedonian helm with Ibex horn, caps of dioscuri in field, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΤΡΥΦΩΝΟΣ ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΟΣ, dark brown patina, gVF. S 7089, B.M.C.4.69,12Molinari
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Diodotus Tryphon, 142-138 BC5 viewsÆ18, 5.4g, 7h; Antioch mint.
Obv.: Diademed head right.
Rev.: BAΣIΛEΩS TPYΦANO AYTOKPATOPOS, to left and right of spiked Macedonian helmet left ornamented with ibex-horn; monogram IΛΣ in left field.
Reference: SNGIs 1825ff.
John Anthony
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Diodotus Tryphon, AE19, BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΤΡΥΦΩΝΟΣ16 viewsAE19
Diodotus Tryphon
King: 142 - 138BC
19.0mm 5.40gr 12h
O: NO LEGEND; Diademed head right, no border.
R: BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΤΡΥΦΩΝΟΣ ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΟΣ; Spiked Macedonian helmet left, with cheek guards, adorned with goat's horn above the visor.
SNG Spaer 1825
JAZ Numismatics/John Zielinski Auction 138, Lot 5.
8/16/18 12/5/18
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Dionysus * Dionysus, Maroneia * Thrace * AR Tetradrachm * After 148 BC154 views
Dionysus / Front & Back, AR Tetradrachm, Maroneia

Obverse: Beautiful head of Dionysos* wreathed in ivy, right.
Reverse: Nude Dionysus standing left, holding cluster of grapes in right hand, and two narthex wands in his left hand; DIONYSO[Y] to his right; two monograms, one each to the left & the right; [T]WTHPOS, to the left (with test cut through the first letter)

Exe: MARWNIT[WN]
Weight: 16.0 grams
Size: 33 mm.

Sear Greek Coins and their Values:
Vol. 1, p.163, 1635

“After 148 BC (following the defeat of Andriscus and the organization of Macedonia into a Roman Province, the output of the great silver mines was sent to the Thracian mints of Maroneia and Thasos for conversion to coin)

B.M.C. 3, 48-63
These issues were imitated by the Danubian Celts of the interior.”
~ D. Sear, Ibid.

* Olympian

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Dium Macedonia5 viewsObv: Laureate head of Trajan right
Rev: COL IVL AVG DIENSIS D-D
Athena standing left, holding phiale and scepter; serpents at feet

Chremidi, p. 179, No. 1 and Tab, 4, No. 9. Varbanov 3402
7.31g, 22mm
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diumvarb34870 viewsElagabalus
Dium, Macedonia

Obv: IMP C M AVP ANTONINVS PIV, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev: COL-I-VL-DIEN →SIS, distyle temple containing statue of Aesculapius standing facing and resting on long staff entwined with serpent. D - D across field within temple.
26 mm, 9.34 gms

Varbanov 3487
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DOMITIAN AE 23, RPC 336, Macedonian shield51 viewsOBV: AVT KAISAR DOMITAINOS SEB, laureate head right
REV: KIONON MAKEDONWN, Macedonian shield


Minted at Koinon of Macedonia
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Domitian AE23 Macedonia 46 viewsObv.
AVT KAISAR DOMITAINOS SEB
Laureate head right

Rev.
KOINON MAKEDONWN
Macedonian Shield
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DYNASTS OF LYCIA. Perikles (Circa 380-360 BC)18 viewsTetrobol. Uncertain mint, possibly Limyra.

18 mm, 2.80 g

Obv: Facing scalp of lion.
Rev: 𐊓𐊁𐊕-𐊆𐊋-𐊍𐊁 ("Perikle" in Lycian), Triskeles ("three legs" in Greek) within incuse circle.

Müseler VIII.47-51; SNG von Aulock 4254-5.

Lycia initially fought for the Persians in the Persian Wars, but on the defeat of the Achaemenid Empire by the Greeks, it became intermittently a free agent. After a brief membership in the Athenian Empire, it seceded and became independent (its treaty with Athens had omitted the usual non-secession clause), was under the Persians again, revolted again (the Revolt of the Satraps), was conquered by Mausolus of Caria, returned to the Persians, and went under Macedonian hegemony at the defeat of the Persians by Alexander the Great.

Pericles, who ruled from 380 BC to about 360 BC, was ruler during the Revolt of the Satraps. The Satraps’ revolt was a rebellion in the Achaemenid Empire of several satraps against the authority of the Great King Artaxerxes II Mnemon. During the Revolt of the Satraps, Pericles declared himself king of Lycia and drove out the Xanthian ruler Arttum̃para. Pericles is regarded as the last king of Lycia. After the revolt failed, the land once again reverted to the empire.

Struck during the reign of Pericles (Perikle), c. 380-361/2 BC, this issue may be connected to Perikles' conquests in Lycia and Caria and/or the satrapal revolt of 362/1. It was, however, struck in great haste and with little quality control: the vast majority of the surviving examples were struck from worn or broken dies and are often poorly centered on small flans.
Nathan P
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Easter Europe. Roman or Celtic Imitative of Thasos off Thrace. (Circa late 2nd to 1st Centuries BC)44 viewsTetradrachm

33 mm, 16.76 g

Obverse: Stylized wreathed head of Dionysos right

Reverse: Stylized Heracles standing facing, head left, holding club, with lion skin draped over arm; M in inner left field. Legend is ΗΡΑΚΛΕΟYΣ / ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ / ΘΑΣΙΩΝ (Of Herakles, Savior of the Thasians)

Göbl OTA Class III; cf. HGC 6, 359 (for prototype)

Thasos issued huge numbers of tetradrachms with the garlanded head of Dionysus, which circulated as international means of payment mainly beyond the island, from the Balkans to Dacia, today's Hungary. Along with the young god of wine the Thasian tetradrachms depicted the hero Heracles, leaning naked on his club, a lion's skin over his left arm. It was the skin of the Nemean lion, a powerful creature of Greek mythology that Heracles had killed. The hero then tailored a cloak from the lion's skin that made him almost invulnerable.

The Dionysos / Herakles type was first struck by Thasos itself on the island and in its continental territories in the South of the Balkans, c. 168 - 148 B.C. After Rome took control of the area, `Thasian` types were struck by Roman authorities, c. 148 - 80 B.C., mainly in Macedonia but also, perhaps, by mobile military mints on campaigns to make local payments. Imitatives were also struck by at least several tribal groups (mainly Celtic or mixed enclaves) from as early as 120 - 100 B.C. to about 20 - 10 B.C.
Nathan P
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Eastern Europe. Imitation of Philip II of Macedon (Circa 200-0 BC)119 viewsTetradrachm (Kugelwange or "ball cheek" type)

20 mm, 11.46 g

Obverse: Stylized laureate head of Zeus right

Reverse: Stylized horse prancing left, pellet-in-annulet above, pelleted cross below.

Lanz 468-9; OTA 193/9.

Around the end of the 3rd century B.C., the Celtic Scordisci tribe started issuing their own local coinages imitating the types of Philip II of Macedon. These coinages had a limited volume of production and a restricted area of circulation, so their finds are not numerous and occur mostly in their own territory and in the neighboring territories of other Celtic or Celticized tribes. The Scordisci were originally formed after the Celtic invasion of Macedonia and Northern Greece (280-279 BC) which culminated in a great victory against the Greeks at Thermopylae and the sacking of Delphi, the center of the Greek world. The Celts then retreated back to the north of the Balkans (suffering many casualties along the way) and settled on the mouth of the Sava River calling themselves the Scordisci after the nearby Scordus (now Sar) mountains. The Scordisci, since they dominated the important Sava valley, the only route to Italy, in the second half of the 3rd century BC, gradually became the most powerful tribe in the central Balkans.

From 141 BC, the Scordisci were constantly involved in battles against Roman held Macedonia. They were defeated in 135 BC by Cosconius in Thrace. In 118 BC, according to a memorial stone discovered near Thessalonica, Sextus Pompeius, probably the grandfather of the triumvir, was slain fighting against them near Stobi. In 114 BC, they surprised and destroyed the army of Gaius Porcius Cato in the western mountains of Serbia, but were defeated by Minucius Rufus in 107 BC.

From time to time they still gave trouble to the Roman governors of Macedonia, whose territory they invaded, even advancing as far as Delphi for a second time and once again plundering the temple; but Lucius Cornelius Scipio Asiaticus finally overcame them in 88 BC and drove them back across the Danube. After this, the power of the Scordisci declined rapidly. This decline was more a result of the political situation in their surrounding territories rather than the effects of Roman campaigns, as their client tribes, especially the Pannonians, became more powerful and politically independent. Between 56 and 50 BC, the Scordisci were defeated by Burebista's Dacians (a Thracian king of the Getae and Dacian tribes), and became subject to him.
5 commentsNathan P
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EB0022 Artemis / Club in Wreath8 viewsMacedonia under Roman Rule, AR Tetradrachm, 167-148 BC.
Obverse: Draped bust of Artemis right, wearing stephane, with bow and quiver over shoulder, all in tondo of Macedonian shield with stars in double circles around edge.
Reverse: MAKEΔONΩN ΠΡΩTHΣ above and beneath horizontal club, ΣIAYΡ monogram above, TKΡ and TYΡE monograms below, all within oak wreath, thunderbolt in outer left field.
References: BMC 7; AMNG III-1, 176; Athens 1237; Hunter 4; Walcher 947..
Diameter: 30mm, Weight: 17.02g.
EB
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EB0083 Herakles / Zeus9 viewsAlexander III, MACEDONIA, AR Tetradrachm, 333-323 BC.
Obverse: Head of Herakles wearing lionskin headdress right.
Reverse: AΛEΞANΔΡOY, Zeus seated left; thunderbolt before, HA monogram below throne. (Note: dark areas are dirt, not corrosion).
References: -.
Diameter: 27.5mm, Weight: 17.2g.
EB
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EB0084 Herakles / Zeus22 viewsAlexander III, Babylon, MACEDONIA, AR Tetradrachm, 325-317 BC.
Obverse: Head of Herakles wearing lionskin headdress right.
Reverse: AΛEΞANΔΡOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ to right and beneath Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre; M in left field, ΛY beneath chair above the strut.
References: Price 3692; Mueller 1272.
Diameter: 25.5mm Weight: 17.202g. Axis: 240°.
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EB0085 Herakles / Zeus5 viewsAlexander III, Sidon?, MACEDONIA, obol, 333-323 BC.
Obverse: Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress.
Reverse: AΛEXANΔΡOY, Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre. ΣI in left field.
References: Cf. Price 3475, MULLER 3934.
Diameter: 10mm, Weight: 0.653g.
EB
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EB0087 Herakles / Zeus4 viewsKingdom of Macedonia, Alexander III AR Drachm. Sardes mint, struck under Antigonos I Monophthalmos ca 320-319 BC.
Obverse: Head of Herakles wearing lionskin headdress.
Reverse: Zeus seated left; in left field, TI above star.
References: Cf. Price 2626-2629.
Diameter: 17mm, Weight: 4.132g.
EB
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EB0199 Herakles / Horse & rider6 viewsKingdom of Macedonia, Antigonus Gonatas, AE 19, 277-239 BC.
Obverse: Head of Herakles right in lionskin.
Reverse: B-A, youth on horse jumping right, ANTI monogram below.
References: SG 6787; Seaby 570; SNGCop 1216.
Diameter: 19mm, Weight: 3.612g.
EB
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EB0199.1 Herakles / Tripod7 viewsPHILIPPI Macedonia, AE 18, ca. 356-345 BC.
Obverse: Head of Herakles left in lionskin.
Reverse: ΦIΛIΠΠΩN downwards to right, tripod with three rings, the two outer ones seen from the side.
References: Cf. Bellinger, Philippi, Group Ic, 5; HGC 3, 632.
Diameter: 18mm, Weight: 5.382g.
EB
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EB0199.2 Herakles / Club & Bow5 viewsAlexander III Macedonia, AE 18, 336-323 BC.
Obverse: Head of Herakles right in lionskin.
Reverse: [AΛ]EΞANΔΡOY, club above, bow and bowcase below.
References: Cf. Price 266.
Diameter: 18mm, Weight: 6.476.
EB
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EB0199.3 Nike on Prow / Poseidon5 viewsMacedonian Kingdom, Demetrius Poliorcetes, AE 13, 306-283 BC.
Obverse: Nike on forecastle of prow to left.
Reverse: Poseidon, naked but for chlamys wrapped around outstretched left arm, striding left and brandishing trident in right hand.
References: -.
Diameter: 13mm, Weight: 2.115.
EB
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EB0199.4 Shield / Helmet6 viewsMacedonian Kingdom, Anonymous, AE 16.
Obverse: Macedonian shield with head of Gorgoinion facing in the centre, surrounded by five double crescents with five dots between each.
Reverse: B-A to left and right of Macedonian helmet with ear-flaps, I M below.
References: -.
Diameter: 16mm, Weight: 3.545g.
EB
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EB0199.5 Macedonian Shield / Helmet9 viewsMacedonian Kingdom, Antigonos II Gonatas, AE 17, 277-239 BC.
Obverse: ANT monogram in centre of a Macedonian shield, surrounded by a pattern of dots in double crescents and dots.
Reverse: BA-ΣI to left and right of Macedonian helmet, monogram in upper left field, ΛE monogram in upper right field.
References: SNG Alpha Bank 1007; SEAR 6788.
Diameter: 17mm, Weight: 4.397g.
EB
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EB0337 Roma / Macedonian shield26 viewsM. Caecilius Q.f. Q.n. Metellus Denarius. 127 BC.
Obv: Helmeted head of Roma right, ROMA behind, star below chin.
Rev: M•METELLVS•Q•F•, legend around Macedonian shield on which there is an elephant's head, all within laurel wreath.
References: Cr263/1a; Syd 480.
Diameter: 19mm, Weight: 3.8 grams.
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EB0532 Antoninus Pius / Tyche23 viewsAntoninus Pius AE22 of Amphipolis, Macedonia, 137-138 AD.
Obv: KAICAP ANTΩNINOC, laureate head right.
Rev: ΑΜΦΙΠΟΛΕΙΤWΝ, Tyche seated left, wearing turreted crown, patera in right.
References: DS 104, SNG Copen. 104
Diameter: 23.5mm, Weight: 6.764 grams.
EB
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EB0533 Victory / Standards, AE19 of Philippi18 viewsMacedonia, Philippi, AE 19, Circa 31 BC-14 AD.
Obv: VIC - AVG, Victory standing left on base holding wreath and palm.
Rev: COHOR PRAE PHIL, three standards.
References: RPC I 1651, ; SNG ANS 677; SNG Copenhagen 305.
Diameter: 19mm, Weight: 4.024 grams.
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edessa001a4 viewsElagabalus
Edessa, Macedonia

Obv: AV K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ЄΔЄCCAIΩN, Roma seated left on cuirass, holding small Nike and parazonium; crowned by city goddess standing left behind her, holding wreath and spear.
26 mm, 10.74 gms

Varbanov 3632
Charles M
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edessa001a_23 viewsElagabalus
Edessa, Macedonia

Obv: AV K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ЄΔЄCCAIΩN, Roma seated left on cuirass, holding small Nike and parazonium; crowned by city goddess standing left behind her, holding wreath and spear.
26 mm, 9.78 gms

Varbanov 3632
Charles M
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edessa002a1 viewsElagabalus
Edessa, Macedonia

Obv: AV K M AVP ANTΩNIN..., laureate draped bust right.
Rev: ЄΔЄCCAIΩN, Roma seated left on cuirass, holding small Nike and parazonium; crowned by city goddess standing left behind her, holding wreath and cornucopia.
25 mm, 9.18 gms

Varbanov 3633
Charles M
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Eion - trihemiobol13 viewsMacedonia, Eion, AR Trihemiobol, 5th Century BC (about 480 BC); 0.91 g; obv. goose standing right, head reverted, lizard above; rev. quadripartite incuse square. SNG ANS 274 or similar.

Notes: Ex H.D. Rauch Sommerauktion 2008
Bartosz Awianowicz
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Eion, 5th Century BC, AR Trihemiobol6 viewsEion, Macedonia. Before 500 BC, AR Trihemiobol?, 1.91 g (heavy for the type) Obv: Goose right, looking back, lizard above (lizard off flan) / Rev: Quadripartite incuse square. Sear GCV I: 1295 var. SNG ANS 272.Podiceps
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Eion, 5th Century BC, AR Trihemiobol, Goose & lizard, H below left side9 viewsEion, Macedonia. Before 500 BC, AR Trihemiobol, 0.81 g Obv: Goose right, looking back, lizard above, H below on the left side of the feet / Rev: Quadripartite incuse square. SNG ANS 287ff.Podiceps
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Eion, Macedonia32 views500 - 437 B.C.
Silver Trihemiobol
0.78 gm, 12 mm
Obv.: Head of goose standing right with head turned back; lizard above; H below; border of dots
Rev.: Shallow quadripartite incuse square
BMC Macedonia p. 74, 11
(SNG Cop 180)
Jaimelai
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Eion, Macedonia61 views500-437 BC
AR Trihemiobol (12mm, 0.92g)
O: Goose standing right, head turned back; lizard and H above, all within dotted border.
R: Quadripartite incuse square.
cf SNG ANS 276; Sear 1295v (lizard)
ex Antike & Klassische Numismatik

Some sources name this bird a swan, while most suggest a goose. No matter, since both are of the same family, and both were indigenous to Macedonia.
Perhaps more importantly though, both species are known to mate for life, and so were sacred to Hera, goddess of marriage, and also to me.
Here in Oregon, the departure of the geese each year heralds the coming of Spring, as their arrival later in the year forebode the inevitable Winter.
5 commentsEnodia
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Euboea Histiaea Nymph on Prow15 viewsEuboea, Histiaea, Silver Hemidrachm, 300 - 200 BC, BMC 8 - 47-8, SEAR 2496, 1.6g, 13.07mm - 15.87mm
OBV: Bust of the nymph Histiaea facing right, wreathed with vine, hair rolled
REV: ΙΣΤΙΑΙΕΩΝ, Nymph Histiaea seated right on prow of a galley, holding naval mast with yard,
name ΙΣΤΙΑΙΑ below
This type, commemorated the expulsion, with Athenian help of the pro-Macedonian tyrant Philistides in 340 B.C.
Romanorvm
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Euboia, Hisiaia.13 viewsSear 2496, BCD Euboia 378-424, BMC 24 ff.

AR tetrobol, 12-13 mm, 3rd-2nd centuries B.C.

Obv: Wreathed head of nymph Histiaia with her hair rolled facing right.

Rev: ΙΣΤ--AIEΩN; nymph Histiaia seated right on stern of galley, wing on side of galley,control symbol(s), if any, below (off flan).

Histiaia, named after its patron nymph, commanded a strategic position overlooking the narrows leading to the North Euboian Gulf. In the Illiad, Homer describes the surrounding plain as “rich in vines.” In 480 B.C. the city was overrun by the Persians. After the Persian Wars it became a member of the Delian Confederacy. In 446 the Euboians revolted, seized an Athenian ship and murdered its crew. They were promptly reduced by Athens. Perikles exiled the population to Macedonia and replaced them with Athenians. The exiled population probably returned at the end of the Peloponnesian War in 404; thereafter they seem to have been largely under the control of Sparta until they joined the Second Athenian Confederacy in 376-375. The city appears to have become a member (for the first time) of the reconstituted league of Euboian cities in 340, but its allegiance during most of the 4th century seems to have vacillated between Athens and Macedonia. It was pro-Macedonian during the 3rd century, for which it was attacked in 208 and captured in 199 by a Roman-Pergamene force. The Roman garrison was removed in 194. To judge from the wide distribution of its coinage, Histiaia continued to prosper. Little is known of its later history, but finds at the site indicate it continued to be inhabited in Roman, Byzantine, and later times. (per NumisWiki)

The date of this extensive coinage is difficult to determine and is the subject of controversy. The bulk of it would appear to belong to the latter part of the third century B.C., and it may have commenced with the cessation of silver issues for the Euboian League circa 267 B.C. There are numerous imitations, of poor style and rough execution, which would seem to have been produced in Macedon just prior to the Roman victory over Perseus in 168 B.C. (per Sear)

Ref: Numismatik Lanz. Münzen von Euboia: Sammlung BCD. Auction 111 (November 25, 2002). Munich.
Stkp
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Euboia, Histiaia, BMC 128, 30ff.64 viewsEuboia, Histiaia, 196-146 BC
AR - tetrobol, 13.37mm, 2.3g
obv. Bust of nymph Histiaia, draped, wearing necklace and ear-ring, hair rolled up,
decorated with vine and grapes, r.
rev. [ISTI]AIEWN
Nymph Histiaia, in long garment, holding stylis, std. r. on stern of galley,
ornamented with wings
beneath monogram (ME?) and trident
BMC 128, 30ff.
VF, rev. slightly off flan

The stylis was a staff for a sail on the stern of a galley. So it can't be the prow on the rev. although it is often seen in the description.

According to Pat Lawrence the style of the nymph seems to be from the late Hellenistic time ('Hellenistic Rokoko"), never from the 4th century BC.

This issue commemorated the expulsion of the pro-Macedonian tyrant Philistides in 340 BC. The next issue of Histiaean coins probably took place after the Euboean towns declared themselves independent in BC 313, but it does not seem to have been of long duration.
2 commentsJochen
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Faustina Junior, Macedonia38 viewsAe24mm

Macedonia Under Rome
146-175 AD

Draped bust right; winged thunderbolt

Cop. 1349
arizonarobin
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Geta , Macedonia, Stobi48 viewsAE 24, 198-209 AD
Obv:P SEPTI GETA CA, Bare draped bust right.
Rev: MVNICIPI STOBENS IVM, Victory left with wreath.
24mm, 11.0gm.
Moushmov 6561.
jdholds
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Geta, Stobi47 viewsStobi mint, Geta, 198-200 A.D. AR,
The only mention that I have found of this coin comes from the British Museum's "Catalogue of Greek Coins. Macedonia, Etc." by Barclay Head (1879) which lists it as:
O: P SEPTI GETA C, Bust of Geta r., wearing cuirass and paludamentum; head bare
R: MVN STOB, Nike advancing l., holding wreath and palm; in field l., crescent
#19 26mm 11.93g
1 commentscasata137ec
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Gnaeus Plancius14 viewsObv: CN. PLANCIVS AED CVR SC, Head of Macedonia (sometimes identified as Diana) facing right.

Rev: Goat standing right, quiver and bow behind.

Silver Denarius, Rome Mint, 55 BC

4.2 grams, 18.7 mm, 180°

RSC Plancia 1, S396
Matt Inglima
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Gnaeus Plancius - AR denarius5 viewsRome
²54 BC
¹55 BC
head of Macedonia or Diana Planciana right wearing causia
CN·PLANCIVS / AED·CVR·S·C
agrimi standing right, bow and quiver left
¹Crawford 432/1, SRCV I 396, Sydenham 932, RSC I Plancia 1
²Mark Passehl - Roman moneyer & coin type chronology, 150 – 50 BC
4,1g
ex Aureo & Calicó

The agrimi is the wild goat of Crete. This moneyer used symbols of Macedonia and Crete on his coinage because these were places where he had spent some time during his career. If the obverse depicts Diana Planciana than it commemorates temple of Diana Planciana with statue which was paid by moneyer in 55 BC. The temple stood between Quirinal and Viminal.
Johny SYSEL
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Gordian III Pan on Rock Pella Macedonia22 viewsGordian III, Pella Macedonia, 238 - 244 AD, 25mm, 9.09g, BMC macedonia pg. 95, 44, SNG Cop 287, Varbanov 3754
OBV: IMP C M ANT GORDIANVS, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
REV: COL IVL A_VG PELLA, Pan seated on rock left, holding branch
Romanorvm
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Greece, 100 Drachmai 1992, KM # 159.74 viewsGreece,
100 Drachmes, brass (29 mm / 10.00 g), 1992,
Obv.: EΛΛHNIKH ΔHMOKPATIA / 1992 - BEPΓINA / 100 / ΔPAXMEΣ , the Vergina sun or star of Vergina.
Rev.: MEΓAΣ AΛEΞANΔPOΣ / BAΣIΛEYΣ MAKEΔONΩN , diademed head of Alexander The Great with horn of Ammon right.
KM # 159.

The Vergina Sun or Star of Vergina is a symbol of a stylised star with sixteen rays. It was found in archaeological excavations in Vergina, in northern Greece, where it was discovered on a golden larnax found in 1977 in the tombs of the kings of the ancient kingdom of Macedon.
The significance of the Vergina Sun is unclear. Archaeologists do not agree whether the sun was a symbol of Macedon, an emblem of Philip's Argead dynasty, a religious symbol, or simply a decorative design.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vergina_Star

my ancient coin database
Arminius
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Greece, Amphipolis, Lion of Amphipolis - Via Egnatia, west side of the Strymonas river72 viewsAmphipolis is best known for being a magnificent ancient Greek polis (city), and later a Roman city, whose impressive remains can still be seen. It is famous in history for events such as the battle between the Spartans and Athenians in 422 B.C., and also as the place where Alexander the Great prepared for campaigns leading to his invasion of Asia. Alexander's three finest admirals, Nearchus, Androsthenes and Laomedon, resided in this city and it is also the place where, after Alexander's death, his wife Roxane and their small son Alexander IV were exiled and later murdered. Excavations in and around the city have revealed important buildings, ancient walls and tombs. The finds are displayed at the archaeological museum of Amphipolis. At the nearby vast Kasta burial mound, an important ancient Macedonian tomb has recently been revealed. The unique and beautiful "Lion of Amphipolis" monument nearby is a popular destination for visitors.
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Joe Sermarini
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Greek19 viewsAE 1/2 unit Macedonian Kingdom 323-315 B.C.
Ob. Macadonian shield with four crescents around, Gorgoneion at center.
Rev. B-A either side of crested helmet, caduceus lowe left.
1 commentsnathan s2
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Greek14 viewsAE 1/2 unit Macedonian Kingdom, 336-323 B.C.
Ob. Macedonian shield, at center head of Herakles 3/4 facing clad in lion skin head-dress
Rev. B-A, crested helmet, grain ear below on right
1 commentsnathan s2
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Greek20 viewsAE17, Macedonian Kingdom 221-179 B.C.
Ob. Laureate head of Zeus.
Rev. Athena standing right, brandishingjavelin in right, shield in left, uncertain object lower right.
nathan s2
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greek - Antigonos Gonatas AE19 bronze BC277-23932 viewsobv: Head of Athena right in crested Corinthian helmet
rev: BA above, ANTI monogram below, Pan advancing right, erecting trophy
ref: SG6786v
Macedonian Kingdom
6.44g, 19mm
berserker
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Greek - Alexander III (The Great) (356-323 BCE)6 viewsMetal/Size: AE19; Weight: 5.67 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Macedonia; Date: 356-323 BCE; Obverse: Head of young Herakles right wearing lion skin headdress. Reverse: Club and bow in bowcase - symbol above club; ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ (Of Alexander) between. References: Sear #6739.museumguy
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greek - KASSANDER AE18 - 316-306 BC - Macedonian Kingdom36 viewsobv: Head of young Herakles right, clad in lion's skin head-dress
rev: : Inscription "ΚΑΣΣΑΝ-ΔΡΟΥ" above and beaneath lion seated right Monogram H
ref: SNG C 1138 variety, Sear #6753, Moushmov 7267
2.25gms, 17-18mm
Very scarce
Kassander was son of Antipater, Regent of Macedon appointed by Alexander. Kassander succeeded to the government of the country on his father’s death in 319 B.C. He was notorious for his cruelty and in 311 B.C. he executed Alexander’s widow Roxana and her young son Alexander IV. In 305 B.C. he assumed the title of King. Died in 297 BC.
berserker
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greek - KASSANDER, king of Macedonia AE20 - 319-297 BC28 viewsobv: Head of young Heracles right in lionskin
rev: BASILEWS KASSANDROU above and below, horseman advancing right
ref: SNGCop 1142, SG 6754
5.14g, 18mm
berserker
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GREEK, Alexander III the Great - Celtic imitation 108 viewsAlexander III the Great - King of Macedonia 336-323 B.C.Celtic Gaul or Britain Barbarous AR Drachm
Dimensions: 18 mm Weight: 4 grams

Struck - 336-250 B.C. Obv./ Head of Hercules right, wearing lion skin headdress.Rev./ AΛEΞANΔΡOY, Zeus seated left, holding eagle and scepter, monogram in left field and under chair.
Struck during the lifetime of Alexander the Great and beyond circa 336-250 B.C. by the Celts of Gaul or Britain for trade with the Greeks.
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Greek, Alexander III The Great, Macedonian Kingdom, 336 - 323 B.C., Lifetime Issue.246 viewsSilver Drachm, Müller Alexander 763; SNG Cop 895; SNG Alpha Bank 629; SNG Saroglos 771; SNG München - ; Price 2090, Choice good Very Fine , as found Superb Fine Style, toned, centered, bumps and marks, Ionia, Miletos mint, weight 4.004g, maximum diameter 18.0mm, die axis 0o, struck between 325 - 323 B.C.,.
Obverse ; head of Alexander the Great as Herakles right, clad in Nemean Lion scalp headdress tied at neck.
Reverse ; AΛEΞAN∆POY ( means " Of Alexander " in Ancient Greek ), Zeus seated left on throne without back, nude to the waist, himation around hips and legs, feet on footstool, right leg forward, eagle in extended right hand, long scepter topped with lotus vertical behind in left hand, ∆H monogram left.



*Lifetime issue. This coin was issued during the lifetime and rule of Alexander the Great. Most Alexander coins were issued after his death.

*Alexander the great believed if the world ruled by one king or leader , will be better for all.
Alexander the great was considered a god after his death.



FORVM Ancient Coins. / From The Sam Mansourati Collection.
Sam
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GREEK, Barbrous imitation of Macedonian Kingdom, Autonomous Issue AE (4,4g). Issued under Philip V and Perseus, 185-168 BC.58 viewsObv: Head of river god Strumon with radiate crown horn at forehead
Rev: [MAKE-DONWN], decorated trident, monograms at base.

Natural green patina. The coin is double struck.

Franz-Josef M
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GREEK, Macedon Under Roman Rule, First Meris, AR Tetradrachm61 viewsMacedon under Roman Rule, 158-146 BC. First Meris AR Tetradrachm, 31 mm, 16.95 gm. Amphipolis mint. Obv: Diademed and draped bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver at shoulder; all within tondo of Macedonian shield. Rev: ΜΑΚΕΔΟΝΩΝ ΠΡΩΤΗΣ, horizontal club, monograms above and below; all within oak wreath tied at left; thunderbolt in outer left field. SNG Copenhagen 1314; BMC 8; AMNG 1761 commentsOptimus
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GREEK, Macedonia Kingdom, Phillip II, AE1852 viewsAe18, 6 gm. 16.5 mm, 315-294 BC, Sear (GC) 6697
Obv: Anepigraphic with head of Apollo, right, hair bound with tainia.
Rev: ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ
Naked youth on horse prancing right. Legend above, race torch beneath.
Massanutten
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GREEK, Macedonia, Neapolis AR Hemidrachm circa 424-350 BC 13mm 1.90g 1h68 viewsFacing Gorgoneion,Rev Head of nymph to right.1 commentsGrant H
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GREEK, Macedonia, Alexander III, AR Drachm59 viewsDrachm, 4.1 gm, 16.5 mm, 336-323 BC, Sear (GC) 6730
Obv: Anepigraphic with head of young Heracles, capped in lion skin.
Rev: Zeus seated left on backless throne, his legs crossed at the ankle; holding eagle and sceptre. Crescent in lower left field; gamma monogram beneath throne. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to right.
Comment: Unfortunately, my meagre library does not allow a decent attribution, but I assume that, based on the crossed ankles for Zeus and the monogram added beneath the throne, this coin is perhaps not a lifetime issue.
Massanutten
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GREEK, Macedonia, Amphipolis, AR Tetradrachm45 viewsANV: Escudo Macedonio con busto de Artemisa en el centro
REV: Corona de laurel cerrada por un rayo de zeus en el centro un club MAKEDON / PROTES
31mm de diametro
peso de 16.19 gr
Plata
158 - 149 A.C.
Pedro Jose Duran Martinez
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GREEK, Macedonia, Amphipolis, AR Tetradrachm 158-149B.C.24 viewsMacedonia Mint: Amphipolis 158-149B.C. 17,03gm EF scare in this condition.
SNG cop 1314 BMC 7 McClean 749
Karsten K
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GREEK, Macedonia, AR tetrobol107 viewsMacedonia, uncertain mint, AR Tetrobol. 187-168 BC.
Obverse: Wreathed head of Maenad right.
Reverse: MAKE / ΔONΩN, prow of galley right.
Optimus
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GREEK, Macedonia, AR tetrobol, shield139 views1 commentsOptimus
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GREEK, Macedonia, Bottiai, AR Triobol, c.196-168 BC. 68 viewsMacedonia, Bottiai, AR Triobol (1,68 grams). Circa 196-168 BC.
Obverse: Macedonian shield with central five-rayed star
Reverse: Prow of galley right inscribed BOTTEAIΩN.
1 commentsOptimus
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Greek, Macedonia, Dikaia mint, c. 360 B.C.162 viewsMacedonia. Dikaia mint, c. 360 B.C. Bronze AE 15, F-VF, 1.758g, 13.6mm. Rugged dark patina. Obv: head of nymph right. Ref: forepart of cow standing right; DI. Ref: S 1405 (AE17 obol with entire cow). Rare1 commentsBard Gram Okland
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GREEK, Macedonia, Eion, Trihemiobol - Circa 5th century BC32 views11 mm - .9 grams
obv: Goose standing, looking back to left. Lizard or salamander above.
rev: Incuse square
Note: Eion was a port at the mouth of the River Strymon
Jericho
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GREEK, Macedonia, Lete, Satyr Silver Eighth Stater or Trihemiobol, 530-480 B.C. 180 views1.20 gm, 9.1 mm - lumpy fabric
Obv.: Naked satyr squatting right, veretrum tenens, one pellet right
Rev.: rough incuse square irregularly divided
BMC Macedonia p. 78, 12-14 var.; ANS 969; SNG Cop. 189., Sear 1301 (later version of this type)

*Certificate of Authenticity issued by David R. Sear - rated very fine and a good example of an early issue*
3 commentsJaimelai
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GREEK, Macedonia, Neapolis, AR Hemidrachm circa 411-390 BC 15 mm 1.78g 12h54 viewsGorgons head facing with tongue protruding. Rev young female head right Artemis Parthenos her hair bound with cord,all within incuse square.
An early example rendered in a more archic style than seen on this issue.
Grant H
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GREEK, MACEDONIA, Neapolis. Circa 500-480 BC. AR Stater.93 viewsMACEDON, Neapolis. Circa 500-480 BC. AR Stater (9.62 g). Facing gorgoneion with protruding tongue / Rough quadripartite incuse square of reverse swastika design. AMNG III/2, 6; SNG ANS 417. VF, obverse slightly off center.3 commentsJan Terje R
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GREEK, MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - Alexander III, the Great - AE Half Unit36 viewsAlexander III the Great - AE - Uncertain mint in Macedonia
335-323 B.C.
Obv : head of Herakles right, with lionskin head-dress
Rev : ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, between club above and bow and bowcase below ; NI below
16 mm - 5.97 g
(Price 309)
Avita
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GREEK, MACEDONIAN KINGDOM - Alexander III, the Great - Drachm47 viewsAR Drachm, struck in the name of Alexander III the Great, under the reign of Antigonos I Monophthalmos - Lampsacus Mint
Circa 310-301 B.C.
Obv : Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion-skin headdress
Rev : ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus seated left, forepart of Pegasus left in left field; o on N monogram beneath throne
17 mm - 4.16 g
(Price 1382, SNG Cop 887)
1 commentsAvita
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Greek, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III (the great)26 viewsAE coin
Hercules wearing Lion head
bow quiver
Franz-Josef M
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Greek, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III (the great)26 viewsAlexnder III Macedonia unknown mint
AV: Herakles in lionskin
RV: Bow and quiver Legend ALEXANDROY in greek letters
size

Franz-Josef M
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Greek, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III (the great)17 viewsMacedonia
Alexander the great with face to right
horse to right legend MACEDONIA
Franz-Josef M
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Greek, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III (the Great), 323 - 317 B.C., Price 0111, AR-Tetradrachm, Zeus Aëtophoros seated on throne left, laurel branch in left field,358 viewsMacedonia, Kings, Alexander III, The Great, (323 - 317 B.C.), AR-Tetradrachm, Price 111, Zeus Aëtophoros seated on throne left, laurel branch in left field,
avers:- No legends, Young Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck.
revers:- BAΣILEΩΣ-AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Zeus Aëtophoros seated on throne left, right leg drawn back, holding eagle and scepter, laurel branch in left field.
exerg:-/-//--, diameter: 25,5-26,5mm, weight: 17,26g, axes: 8 h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Alexander III, The Great, ‘Amphipolis’ mint. Struck under Antipater, circa 322-320 B.C.,
date: posthumous, c. 322 - c. 320 B.C., ref: Price 111,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans
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Greek, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III (the Great), 323 - 317 B.C., Price 2247b, AR-Drachm, Zeus seated on throne left, griffin left, Rare! 280 viewsMacedonia, Kings, Alexander III, The Great, Ionia, Theos, West Asia Minor, (323 - 319 B.C.), Ar-Drachm, Price 2247b, Zeus seated on throne left, griffin left, Rare!
avers:- Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck,
revers:- AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Zeus seated on throne left, right leg drawn back, holding eagle and scepter, griffin left;,
exerg: , diameter: 15mm, weight: 3,99g, axes: 10 h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Alexander III, The Great, Ionia, Theos, West Asia Minor, date: posthumous, c. 323 - c. 319 B.C., ref: Price 2247b,
Q-001
quadrans
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III (the Great), Amphipolis, AR Tetradrachm61 viewsTetradrachm, 16.5 gm, 24.5 mm, 336-323 BC, Sear (GC) 6713
Obv: Anepigraphic with head of young Heracles right, capped in lion's skin.
Rev: Zeus seated left on backless throne, his legs parallel and open; holding eagle and sceptre. Crescent in left lower field. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to right.
Comment: Absence of a royal title, leg presentation for Zeus and flan characteristics all indicate that this coin is a lifetime issue.
ex-Berk
Massanutten
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Greek, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III (the great), Tetradrachm229 views- Tétradrachme, Alexandre le Grand, Cicilie (Tarse), 327-325 avant J.-C (Argent) Price 3016 300
Avers : Tête d'Héraklès à droite coiffée de la léonté.
Revers : E. Zeus assis à gauche sur un trône et tenant un aigle. Dans le champ, un araire.
Roger D2
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III Drachm, Colophon.416 viewsALEXANDER III. THE GREAT - DRACHM - COLOPHON - ZEUS - HERAKLES - SPEAR HEAD - STAR

Alexander III. The Great. Struck at Colophon. AR Drachm.

Obv. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin right.
Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left with sceptre and eagle. left in field star, right in field spear head.

Condition: almost extremely fine. 4.2 g., 18 mm. Price 1759
5 commentsPhiloromaos
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Greek, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great36 viewsgparch
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great42 viewsAR Tetradrachm, 17.08 gms, 'Amphipolis' mint, Lifetime issue, Struck under Antipater, circa 325-323/2 BCE.
Obverse: head of young Herakles right, wearing lion skin.
Reverse: Zeus Aetophoros seated left, holding eagle and scepter, in left field, cock standing left. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ in right field.
Price 79, Muller 392, Newell Demanhur 792, Troxell Issue E3, SNG Alphabank 478, SNG Oxford 2558
1 commentsScribonius Probus
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GREEK, MACEDONIAN KINGDOM, Alexander III The Great 336-323 BC.41 viewsAR Tetradrachm of Alexander III The Great 336-323 BC.
Weight: 17g | Ø: 23mm
Obv: Head of young Heracles right, clad in lion's skin.
Rev: ALEXANDROU Zeus seated left on a backless throne, his legs parallel, holding eagle and sceptre.
Sear 6713 - Price 61 - Jenkins 343.
Jorge C
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GREEK, MACEDONIAN KINGDOM, Alexander III The Great 336-323 BC.37 viewsAR Tetradrachm of Alexander III The Great 336-323 BC.
Weight: 17.2 g | Size: 27 mm
Obv: Head of young Heracles right, clad in lion's skin.
Rev: ALEXANDROU - Zeus seated left on a backless throne, his legs parallel, holding eagle and scepter.
Ref: Sear 6713 - Price 61 - Jenkins 343.
1 commentsJorge C
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great AR Drachm168 viewsMiletos mint (336-323).
Price 2090
Minos
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great AR Drachm142 viewsMagnesia mint (319-305 BC).
Price 1980
Minos
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great AR Drachm143 viewsMiletos mint (295-275 BC).
Price 2148
Minos
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great AR Drachm140 viewsKolophon mint (319-310 BC).
Price 1794
Minos
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great AR Tetradrachm104 viewsAmphipolis mint (315-294 BC).
Price 481
1 commentsMinos
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GREEK, MACEDONIAN KINGDOM, Alexander III the Great Bronze82 viewsAlexander the Great
Pella minted 325-310 B.C.
OBV: Head of Herakles right, wearing a lion's skin headdress
REV: B (thunderbolt) A between a club and bowcase.
18 mm
3 commentsbaseball_7
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great Tetradrachm686 viewsOne of the best examples of a temnos tetradrachm that I have seen. It has a high-relief beautifully-struck centered obverse, and as well as a wonderfully-struck reverse. Still boasts a mint lustre and nice toning.5 commentspeterpil19
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III The Great Tetradrachm 323-320 BC416 viewsAlexander III The Great Tetradrachm 323-320 BC, Amphipolis mint, 17.22 g

Head of Alexander as Herakles wearing lion skin headdress / Zeus enthroned holding sceptre and eagle, in left field Athena Promachos standing right, holding shield and spear
2 commentsRui S
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Greek, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III The Great, 336 - 323 B.C.273 viewsSilver drachm, Price 2090A, ADM I 80 (same dies), VF, 4.214g, 16.0mm, 0o, Miletos mint, lifetime issue, c. 325 - 323 B.C.; obverse Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck, K on lion's jaw behind Herakles' ear; reverse ΑΛΕΞΑΝ∆ΡΟΥ ( means " Of Alexander " in Ancient Greek ), Zeus seated left, legs uncrossed, right leg forward, feet on footstool, eagle in extended right, long scepter vertical behind in left, monogram before;

EX; FORVM Ancient Coins.
Lifetime Issue! Signed by the artist!(?) The K behind Herakles ear had traditionally been identified as the signature of the artist. Matt Kreuzer, however, believes the K (the Greek numeral 20) was used c. 325 B.C. to introduce the Attic drachm to Miletos by indicating either that 20 of these was equal to a gold stater, or that one of these drachm was equal to 20 of the 3 to 4 gram bronzes circulating at the time.
*With my sincere thank and appreciation , Photo and Description courtesy of FORVM Ancient Coins Staff.

From The Sam Mansourati Collection.
8 commentsSam
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, 336 - 323 B.C.19 viewsSH48868. Gold stater, Price 177, Müller Alexander 196, gVF, weight 8.595 g, maximum diameter 17.7 mm, die axis 0o, Amphipolis mint, c. 330 - 320 B.C.; obverse head of Athena right wearing earring, necklace, and crested Corinthian helmet decorated with a coiled snake; reverse AΛEΞAN∆POY, Nike standing left, wreath in right hand, stylus in left, kantharos left, ΛO monogram lower left; nice style, high relief, good strike, and mint lusterJoe Sermarini
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, 336 - 323 B.C.26 viewsSH56812. Gold stater, Price 2633; Müller Alexander 30, aEF, rev die wear, fine style, Lydia, Sardes (Sart, Turkey) mint, weight 8.597g, maximum diameter 17.0mm, die axis 180o, c. 323 - 319 B.C.; obverse head of Athena right in crested Corinthian helmet decorated with a coiled snake, wearing necklace and pendant earring; reverse AΛEΞAN∆[POY], Nike standing half left, wreath in extended right, stylus in left, race torch left below wing, monogram off flan below right wing; a few small die breaks, lustrous fields, superb bust of AthenaJoe Sermarini
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, 336 - 323 B.C., Gold stater24 viewsSH32292. Gold stater, Price 898 var. (monogram; cf. Price 927 tetradrachm), EF, weight 8.443 g, maximum diameter 18.5 mm, die axis 0o, Kallatis (Mangalia, Romania) mint, c. 250 - 225 B.C.; obverse head of Athena right in crested Corinthian helmet decorated with a coiled snake; reverse AΛEΞAN∆P[OY], Nike standing half left, wreath in extended right, stylus in left, KAΛ monogram to left; high relief, bold, mint luster and a rare variety, small scratch on reverseJoe Sermarini
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, 336 - 323 B.C., Gold stater23 viewsSH77066. Gold stater, Price 172, Müller 105, Choice aEF, mint luster, superb style, high relief, good strike, weight 8.580 g, maximum diameter 18.4 mm, die axis 270o, Macedonia, Amphipolis mint, c. 327 - 325 B.C.; obverse head of Athena right wearing earring, necklace, and crested Corinthian helmet decorated with a coiled snake; reverse AΛEΞAN∆POY, Nike standing left, wreath in right hand, stylus in left hand, trident-head downward (control symbol) in left field, struck during the lifetime of Alexander the Great.Joe Sermarini
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, 336 - 323 B.C., Gold stater24 viewsSH59889. Gold stater, Price 164, Müller Alexander 2, SNG Cop 625, gVF, weight 8.593 g, maximum diameter 17.9 mm, die axis 180o, Amphipolis mint, possibly a lifetime issue, c. 325 - 320 B.C; obverse head of Athena right wearing earring, necklace, and crested Corinthian helmet decorated with a coiled snake; reverse AΛEΞAN∆POY, Nike standing left, wreath in right hand, stylus in left, fulmen (thunderbolt) in left field; ex CNG, auction 90, lot 441; high-relief and fine styleJoe Sermarini
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, 336 - 323 B.C., Gold stater26 viewsSH33207. Gold stater, Price 2533, Müller Alexander 293, VF, weight 8.496 g, maximum diameter 18.2 mm, die axis 0o, Sardes (Sart, Turkey) mint, c. 334 - 323 B.C.; obverse head of Athena right wearing earring, necklace, and crested Corinthian helmet decorated with a coiled snake, hair in ringlets; reverse AΛEΞAN∆POY, Nike standing left, wreath in right hand, stylus in left, griffin head leftJoe Sermarini
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, 336 - 323 B.C., Gold stater25 viewsSH33180. Gold stater, Price 2114b, Müller Alexander 577, Choice EF, weight 8.575 g, maximum diameter 18.1 mm, die axis 0o, Miletos (near Balat, Turkey) mint, c. 311 - 305 B.C.; obverse head of Athena right wearing earring, necklace, and crested Corinthian helmet decorated with a coiled snake, hair in ringlets; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞAN∆POY, Nike standing left, wreath in right hand, stylus in left, KH monogram left, labrys lower rightJoe Sermarini
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, 336 - 323 B.C., Gold stater29 viewsSH50029. Gold stater, Price 1358, Müller Alexander 394, IGC EF45, Lampsakos (Lapseki, Turkey) mint, c. 328 - 323 B.C.; obverse head of Athena right wearing earring, necklace, and crested Corinthian helmet decorated with a coiled snake, hair in ringlets; reverse AΛEΞAN∆POY, Nike standing left, wreath in right hand, stylus in left, foreparts of conjoined horses in left field, monogram below left wing; certified (slabbed) by ICGJoe Sermarini
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, 336 - 323 B.C., Lifetime Issue, Gold stater31 viewsSH28064. Gold stater, Price 2084, Müller Alexander -, gVF, weight 8.578 g, maximum diameter 18.3 mm, die axis 180o, Miletos (near Balat, Turkey) mint, 325 - 323 B.C.; obverse head of Athena right in crested Corinthian helmet, thunderbolt below; reverse AΛEΞAN∆POY, Nike standing left holding wreath and ship's mast, H∆ monogram in lower right field; nicely centered; rare varietyJoe Sermarini
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Greek, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, 336-323 BC, AV Stater169 viewsObverse shows Athena right.

Certified authentic by David R Sear.
2 commentsgoldcoin
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Greek, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, 336-323 BC, Gold Stater110 viewsAV Stater 336-323 BC, Sardes. Athena Av. Athena, rv. . Nike standing to the right! w/ wreath and stylis, Sun (star), 8,53 g. Price 2644. 2 commentsAkeo
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GREEK, Macedonian kingdom, Alexander III the Great, AE Hemiobol (4 Chalkoi). Struck 325 – 310 BC at an uncertain mint in Macedonia.39 viewsObverse: No legend. Head of Herakles facing right, wearing lion-skin knotted at base of neck.
Reverse: A quiver (arrow case) placed on top of a bow and below it a club, large B A between; mint-mark, below the club, is a laurel branch.
Diameter: 17mm | Weight: 5.1gms | Die Axis: 7
Price: 385 | Sear: 6742

This coin is a sub-type of the quiver type (Type 1B), with the inscription now reading B A (for BAΣIΛEOΣ AΛEΞANĐPOY = KING ALEXANDER). Price believed this coin type was minted both during and after Alexander's lifetime.
*Alex
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GREEK, Macedonian kingdom, Alexander III the Great, AE Hemiobol (4 Chalkoi). Struck 336 – 320 BC at Miletus, Caria.43 viewsObverse: No legend. Head of Alexander the Great as Herakles, wearing lion-skin knotted at base of neck, facing right.
Reverse: AΛEΞANĐPOY. Bow in Gorytos (a case for bow and quiver) above, club and compound ΠΥΡ monogram below.
Diameter: 18mm | Weight: 5.79gms | Die Axis: 3
Price:0335

Alexander the Great reigned from 336 to 323 BC but, although Price supposes this coin to be a lifetime issue, Thompson proposes the posthumous date of 321 – 320 BC (Thompson series VI) based on the ΠΥΡ control mark.

It is difficult to interpret the die orientation in these issues because not only is it unclear what the Ancient Greeks would have considered “up” with respect to the reverse design but modern scholars are ambiguous on the subject as well. I have, however, assumed that the modern conventional orientation is with the name reading horizontally, and therefore have described my example as having a 3 o’clock orientation, the “top” of the reverse being aligned with the back of Herakles’ head on the obverse.
*Alex
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GREEK, Macedonian kingdom, Alexander III the Great, AE Quarter-Obol (2 Chalkoi). Lifetime issue struck 336 – 323 BC at an uncertain mint in Macedonia.41 viewsObverse: No legend. Young male head wearing a taenia (diadem), who is sometimes identified as Apollo, facing right.
Reverse: AΛEΞANĐPOY. Horse prancing right; mint-mark, below horse, torch.
Diameter: 16mm | Weight: 4.25gms | Die Axis: 7
Price:338
SCARCE

This coin is a Type 4 (horse type) bronze Quarter-Obol (two chalkoi). This likely was one of Alexander's standard bronze denominations, half the value of his Herakles/weapons bronzes, though not seen as frequently. This specimen features a torch as a mint mark, this mint-mark was included with 34 other mint marks by Price in his work.
*Alex
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GREEK, Macedonian kingdom, Alexander III the Great, AE Quarter-Obol (2 Chalkoi). Lifetime issue struck 336 – 323 BC at an uncertain mint, possibly Amphipolis.44 viewsObverse: No legend. Head of Herakles, wearing lion skin headdress, facing right.
Reverse: AΛEΞANĐPOY. Eagle facing right, it's head turned to left, standing on a thunderbolt; mint-mark, A in right field before the eagle's breast.
Diameter: 15mm | Weight: 3.9gms | Die Axis: 6
Sear: 6743 | Weber: 2142 | Liampi: 6-8
VERY RARE

This coin is a Type 3 (eagle type) bronze Quarter-Obol (two chalkoi). Alexander's Eagle bronzes are part of his Eagle coinage that also includes various silver denominations, including a stater, drachm, hemidrachm, diobol, and obol. Alexander's Eagle coins are much rarer than his issues of Herakles and Zeus imperial silver coins and his Herakles and weapons bronze coins.
*Alex
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, AE Quarter-Obol (2 Chalkoi). Struck 323 – 315 BC under Nikokreon at Salamis, Cyprus.38 viewsObverse: No legend. Macedonian shield with Gorgoneion (Medusa) head as the boss in the centre. The shield boss is sometimes called the episema, the Greek name for a symbol of a particular city or clan which was placed in the centre of a soldier's shield.
Reverse: Macedonian helmet surmounted with a horse hair crest; B - A (for BAΣIΛEOΣ AΛEΞANĐPOY = King Alexander) above; mint marks below the helmet, to left, a kerykeion (caduceus) and to the right, the monogram NK (for Nikokreon).
Diameter: 14mm | Weight: 4.6gms | Die Axis: 1
Price: 3162 | Liampi, Chronologie 170-92

This coin is a Type 7 (Macedonian shield type) bronze Quarter-Obol (two chalkoi). Price dated the Macedonian Shield coins as beginning during the latter part of Alexander's life, c.325 BC, and ending c.310 BC. Liampi later argued, based on new hoard evidence, that they were minted as early as 334 BC. This particular coin is dated from c.323 to 315 BC.
*Alex
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GREEK, MACEDONIAN KINGDOM, Alexander III the great, AE, Lifetime Issue52 viewsPrice 3112 commentsgrattius
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, AE15, Macedonian shield/helmet, Sardis102 viewsMacedonian Kings, Alexander III, The Great, 336-323 BC. AE 15mm (3.41 g). Sardis mint. Cf. Price 2614 (unlisted monogram)

Obv.: Macedonian shield with kerykeion.
Rev.: Macedonian helmet; in between, B-A, below, monogram; to the right, rose; to the left kerykeion
Steff V
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, AR Drachm153 views1 commentsOptimus
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, AR Drachm, Babylon, c.324 - 323 B.C., Price 360465 viewsKINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. AR Drachm (16mm, 4.02 g, 8h). Babylon mint. Struck under Stamenes or Archon, circa 324/3 BC.
Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; M in left field, monogram below throne.
Price 3604.
chance v
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, AR Drachm, Sardis mint256 viewsSilver Drachm
Sardis Mint, c. 334-323 BC
16mm, 4.28g
Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin.
Rev: Zeus seated left; monogram below throne.
Price 2558; Mueller 525
mihali84
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GREEK, Macedonian kingdom, Alexander III the Great, AR Drachm, Struck 323 – 317 BC at Lampsakos, Mysia.89 viewsObverse: No legend. Head of Herakles, wearing lion-skin knotted at base of neck, facing right.
Reverse: AΛEΞANĐPOY. Zeus Aëtophoros seated facing left, right leg drawn back, feet on stool, eagle in right hand, sceptre in left; buckle in left field; Λ above Ω below throne.
Diameter: 18mm | Weight: 4.16gms | Die Axis: 7 | Cut mark above eyebrow on obverse.
Price: 1376

Alexander the Great reigned from 336 to 323 BC but this coin was struck shortly after his death, in around 323 to 317 BC under Leonnatos, Philip III Arrhidaios, or Antigonos I Monophthalmos.
2 comments*Alex
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, AR Hemidrachm, Babylon, Price 360545 viewsKINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III 'the Great' (336-323 BC). Hemidrachm. Babylon.
Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin.
Rev: AΛΕΞΑΔΡΟΥ.
Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre. Controls: monograms in left field and below throne.
Price 3605.Very fine 1.88 g.13 mm.
chance v
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, AR Tetradrachm, Babylon, Price 362062 viewsKings of Macedon. Alexander III (336-323 BC). AR Tetradrachm (25 mm, 16.92 g), Babylon, 324/3 BC.
Obv. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress.
Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus seated left on high-backed throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and, in his right, eagle standing right with wings closed; below throne, monogram above M; in left field, bee.
Price 3620.
chance v
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, AR Tetradrachm, Babylon, Price 3623 29 viewsThe Seleucid Kings, Alexander III, 336 – 323 Babylon Tetradrachm circa 325-323, AR 21mm., 17.05g.
Head of Herakles r., wearing lion skin. Rev. Zeus Aëtophoros seated l.; in left field, sickle(?) ; below throne, monogram and in exergue, M.
Price 3623.
chance v
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, AR Tetradrachm, Babylon, Price 362641 viewsMACEDONIA. Alexander the Great. Tetradracma . Therma ( Thessalonica ) . 334-300 B.C. Cab. Alexander with Leonte . Zeus enthroned with eagle.
17'01 g . Hairlines in rev.
Price 3626.
Lifetime issue struck in Babylon
1 commentschance v
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, AR Tetradrachm, Babylon, Price 364032 viewsAlexander III (the Great), 336-323 B.C
MACEDON. Kingdom of Macedon. Alexander III (the Great), 336-323 B.C. AR Tetradrachm (17.16 gms), Babylon Mint, ca. 325-323 B.C. Lifetime issue.
Head of Heracles right wearing lion's scalp; Reverse: Zeus enthroned left holding eagle and scepter, club in left field, "M" in lower left field, monogram below throne. Excellent strike with dies of fine style.
Price 3640
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, AR Tetradrachm, Babylon, Price 364156 viewsAR Tetradrachm Babylon, lifetime issue (325-323 BC), 17.02 g
Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress
Rev: Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre, grapes in left field (below throne, monogram and M)
Price 3641
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, AR Tetradrachm, Babylon, Price 365268 viewsKINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26mm, 17.15 g 12), Babylon, c. 325-323.
Obv: Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress.
Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and, in his right, eagle standing right with closed wings; to left, kylix above M; below throne, monogram.
Price 3652
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III The Great, Babylon, 336-323 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Price 3664519 viewsHead of young Herakles right in lion-skin headdress, paws tied at neck. / ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡ[OΥ] Zeus enthroned left, confronting eagle held in right hand and grasping scepter with left, sea monster in left field, ΦIΛI monogram above thin strut between legs of throne, M thereunder.
Price 3664.
Babylon Royal Mint ca. 325-323 BC.
(24 mm, 17.18 gm, 6h)
Freeman & Sear Manhattan 2 Sale (4 January 2011) Lot 133
8 commentsLloyd T
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, Lydia, Sardis, AR Drachm, 336-323 BC. Lifetime issue - Price 2576550 viewsHead of Herakles right wearing lion-skin headdress. / AΛΕΞANΔPOY Zeus Aëtophoros seated facing on backless throne, his left leg and torso facing front, his head, right arm and right to left; holding eagle in his right hand and long sceptre in his left; NK monogram above bee in left field.
Price 2576; Thompson 134 (same dies). Sardis mint ca. 325/4-323 BC.
(18 mm, 4.27 g, 12h)
ex- Arthur J. Frank Collection; ex- NFA Auction II (25-26 March 1976) Lot 12.
9 commentsLloyd T
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, obol33 viewsKingdom of Macedon. Alexander III 'the Great' AR Obol. Uncertain mint, circa 336-323 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, AΛEΞANΔPOY to right; monogram below throne.
Price -, cf. 3319. 0.61g, 9mm
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, Silver Drachm, c.323 BC, Macedonian Kingdom, Colophon Mint. 82 viewsHead of Herakles right, wearing lion-skin headdress
ALEXANDROU
Zeus seated left, his right leg drawn back, feet on stool, eagle in right hand, scepter in left

Grain in left field, spear head in right field behind name 18mm,4.27g
3 commentssuperflex
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the great, Tetradrachm175 viewsstruck by Kassandros in the name of Alexander III

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

ex CNG
ex Aurea auction 49
3 commentsJohny SYSEL
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, Tetradrachm147 viewsGreece, Alexander III 'The Great' of Macedon, Silver Tetradrachm, 17.23g, Babylon mint, struck ca 317-311 BC
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, Tetradrachm, Arados41 viewstetradrachm / arados mint
Obv: Head of Herakles facing right.
Rev: Zeus Aëtophoros enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter; kerykeion (caduceus) in left field; Alpha and omega monogram under the throne; AΛEΞANΔPOY behind throne; BAΣIΛEOΣ in exergue.
26mm
17.10gr
seaotter
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, Tetradrachm, Tarsos, Price 300053 viewsThis is supposed to be the first Alexander style issue. Kings of Macedon. Alexander III "the Great" 336-323 BC. Babylon 25mm., 17,35g.
Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress
Rev: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left holding sceptre; B below throne, ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to right.
Price 3000; Newell, Tarsos 4.
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III, 336-323 BC –Drachm - Signed Die35 viewsAR Drachm (16mm, 4.26g): Price 2090A

Obv.: Head of Heracles right, wearing lion skin headdress, K on skin behind ear

Rev.: AΛEΞANΔPOY, Zeus seated left, holding scepter and eagle; monogram in left field.
This drachm is a lifetime issue from Miletos, circa 325-323 BC. It is signed by the artist who placed a "K" on the lion skin headdress behind Alexander's ear.

One could say Ho Hum just another drachm of Alexander III, however this coin is a little more interesting than most. From Roma Numismatics Limited’s 2012 description of a specimen it sold – “Extremely Rare. Only two specimens noted in ADM I (both in the ANS collection). This, and an equally rare contemporary issue at Magnesia ad Maeandrum are the only two instances of signed dies struck for Alexander.”

I was able to find two specimens in auction records. The Roma Numismatics Limited’s 2012 specimen in ACSEARCH (don’t use Price 2090A in the search use “signed die”). The Roma Numismatics Limited’s 2012 specimen should really be listed here, as pleased as I am with my specimen the Roma Numismatics Limited’s specimen is truly superior. The second specimen I found was this specimen in the NGC ancient coin auction records. The specimen shown here was sold twice in 2015 by Heritage I purchased the coin from the second sale.
Richard M10
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III, AE 2054 viewsAe20, 3.4 gm, 18.2 mm, 323-320 BC, Sear (GC) 6739
Obv: Anepigraphic with head of young Heracles right, capped in lion's skin.
Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ
Club above legend, bow in case below.
Massanutten
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Greek, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III, AR drachm.44 viewsKolophon mint (Ionia). 310-301 BC. Obv.: Head
of Herakles right, wearing lion-skin headdress,
knotted at base of neck. Rev.: ALEXANDPOY Zeus seated left, holding eagle and
scepter, legs crossed, K monogram before, crescent below.
seleukoy
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GREEK, MACEDONIAN KINGDOM, Alexander III, AR Tetradrachm - lifetime issue86 viewsObv: Head of Herakles r., in lion skin headdress
Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle on extended arm, legs uncrossed, standing figure of Demeter with two torches before, ΔΙΟ beneath throne
Lampsacus mint, 328-323 B.C.
24.7mm - 17.17g - 270deg
Price 1355
Ex HML Schulman auction April 1962
TRPOT
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GREEK, MACEDONIAN KINGDOM, Alexander III, Postumous Tetradrachm98 viewsDate: 311-305 BC
Mint: Babylonia
Obverse: Head of Herakles with lion skin at right.
Reverse: BASILEWS [A]LEXANDROU. Zeus seated at left, with eagle on his right hand. Engraver's mark.
2 commentsXulodue
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander lll The Great, Tetradrachm60 viewsObverse.Head of Herakles facing right wearing lion skin headdress.
Reverse.Zeus seated left holding eagle and scepter.Legends and Monograms worn.
27mm.16.7 grams.
1 commentsNervousRex
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander the Great28 viewsÆ Unit
336 - 323 a.C.
ANV: Cabeza de hercules con piel de leon
REV:AΛEΞANΔPOY entre baston y carcaje de flechas
Pedro Jose D
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander the Great, Tetradrachm22 viewstetradrachm / damascus mint
25mm
16.76gr
seaotter
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GREEK, MACEDONIAN KINGDOM, Alexander the Great. Stater79 viewsAlexander the Great.
336-323 BC.
Gold Stater.
Ex. Spink London.
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Antigonos98 viewsKingdom of Macedon,Antigonos Gonatos,277-239 BC.
OBV:helmeted head of Athena right
REV:Pan erecting a trophy
beautiful green-black patina!
ancientcoins
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Kassander15 viewsÆ20 Bronce
306 - 297 a.C.
ANV: Cabeza de hercules con piel de leon
REV: Jinete a galope a derecha con mano levantada
Pedro Jose D
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GREEK, Macedonian kingdom, Kassander - Antigonos II Gonatas43 viewsKINGS of MACEDON. temp. Kassander – Antigonos II Gonatas. Circa 310-275 BC. AR Drachm (18mm, 4.26 g, 12h). In the name and types of Alexander III. Uncertain mint in Macedon or Greece. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; aplustre in left field. Price 862A.
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Lysimachos (305-281 BC), AR Drachm, Thrace190 viewsKINGS of THRACE, Macedonian. Lysimachos. 305-281 BC. AR Drachm (19mm, 4.34 g, 1h). Ephesos mint. Struck 294-287 BC. Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon / Athena Nikephoros seated left, left arm resting on shield, spear behind; tripod to inner left, Greek Z in exergue. Thompson 170 var. (monogram); Müller –; CNG 75, lot 114 corr. = Gorny & Mosch 152, lot 1287 (same obv. die); Numismatica Genevensis SA VII, lot 165 = Gorny & Mosch 155, lot 59. Superb EF, toned.

This issue parallels Thompson 170, which has the tripod to the inner left and a monogram on the throne or in exergue. For a drachm of the present variety, with the Greek Z on the throne, see CNG E-199, lot 98 (struck from the same die as the present coin).
1 commentsLeo
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Greek, Macedonian Kingdom, Lysimachos [unlisted rev. die]472 viewsKINGS of THRACE, Macedonian. Lysimachos. 305-281 BC. AR Tetradrachm (28mm, 16.83 g, 1h). Alexandreia Troas mint. Struck circa 297/6-282/1 BC. Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon / Athena Nikephoros seated left, left arm resting on shield, transverse spear in background BAΣIΛEΩΣ , ΛYΣIMAXOY ; monogram to inner left, ligate ΘE on throne. Meadows, Earliest 22 (A13/R– [unlisted rev. die]); Thompson 161; Müller –; SNG Berry 438 (same obv. die). Good VF, toned, some porosity, a few minor marks under tone. Rare.

From The Sam Mansourati Collection
Classical Numismatic Group, Inc.
12 commentsSam
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Lysimachos, 323-281 BC Thrace1299 viewsAR - Tetradrachm struck in Lampsakos, 286-281 BC
Obv. Head of Alexander the Great, wearing taenia and horn of Ammon
Rev. BASILEWS – LYSIMAXOY Athena, wearing Corinthian helmet, in long robe, seated facing left on throne, left arm resting on shield decorated with lion's-head, spear pointing downwards behind her right shoulder, holding in outstretched right hand winged Nike who is crowning the name with wreath. In left field monogram HP (ligate); in exergue, crescent with cavity left.
28.8mm, 16.85g
Ref. Thompson 47; Müller 401; SNG Paris 2542
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Lysimachos, AR Drachm, Ephesos, 294 - 287 B.C.56 viewsKingdom of Thrace, Lysimachos AR Drachm. Ephesos, circa 294-287 BC.
Obv: Diademed head of the deified Alexander with horn of Ammon right
Rev: Athena enthroned left, holding Nike, resting left elbow on shield, spear behind.
Thompson 171.
4.13g, 18mm, 1h.
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Lysimachos, AR Tetradrachm 323-281BC27 viewsTetradrachm 16,87g .Thrakia
Sear 6814 var.
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GREEK, Macedonian kingdom, Lysimachos, AR Tetradrachm circa 305-281 BC 29mm 17.15g 9h66 viewsPella mint struck 286/5-282/1 BC. Diademed head of the deified Alexander right with horn of Ammon. Rev Athena Nikephoros seated left,left arm resting on shield with lions head in center,spear in background with point facing down,to inner left monogram in circle above arm,monogram below.Nike crowning Kings name with wreath left.
ex CNG esale 366 lot 407,ex Bowers & Ruddy 6-9-80 lot 99,ex A.Hess Nachf {157} 18 March 1918,ex Joseph Hamburger {7} 17 June 1908 lot 414, ex Hirsch {14} 1905 lot 270.
Grant H
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Lysimachos, AR Tetradrachm, 297-281B.C.32 viewsKings of Thrace, Lysimachos AR Tetradrachm. Lampsakos, circa 297-281 BC. Diademed head of the deified Alexander the Great right, wearing horn of Ammon / Athena enthroned left, holding Nike and resting left elbow on shield, spear resting to her right; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ to right, ΛΥΣΙΜΑΞΟΥ crowned by Nike to left, monogram in inner left field, crescent in exergue. Thompson 49; SNG Copenhagen 1097. 16.65g, 30mm, 1h.chance v
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Lysimachos, Drachm, Thrace80 viewsGreece, Kings of Thrace, Lysimachos, 305-281 BC, Silver Drachm, 19mm, 4.05g, Lampsakos mint1 commentsmitresh
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Lysimachos, Tetradrachm68 viewsMagnesia Mint.
Thompson 115
16.91 grams
Richard T3
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Lysimachos, tetradrachma, 297-282 B.C.100 viewsTHRACE, Lysimachus (306-281), AR tetradrachm, 297-282 BC. BC Lampsacus.
Obverse: Tiara Head. Alexander the Great right, wearing horn of Ammon.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΛYΣΙΜΑΧΟY Athena seated left, leaning on shield and holding a small Nike. A left aplustre.
Ref: Thompson, Lysimachus, 48; Müller, Lysimacus 356.. 17.19 g.
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Perdiccas II, AR Heavy Tetrobol, c.448-413 BC.71 viewsObv: Mounted horseman, carrying two spears, on horse walking right
Rev: Forepart of a lion right within incuse square.

Perdiccas II was the son of Alexander I, he had four brothers, Alcetas II, Philip, Menelaus and Amyntas, and a sister, Stratonice. Alcetas II preceded him on the throne until his murder at the hands of Perdiccas' son Archelaus I which resulted in Perdiccas' elevation.
Optimus
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Perseus AR Drachm150 viewsThird Macedonian War. Hermias magistrate. Minted in Thessaly. 171-170 BC.
Obv.: Head of Helios facing.
Rev.: Rose with bud to right.
SNG Keckman 795.
3 commentsMinos
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Greek, Macedonian kingdom, Perseus, (187-168 B.C.), AE-17, Uncertain Macedonian mint, 301 viewsMacedonia, Kings, Perseus, (179-168 B.C.) AE-17, Uncertain Macedonian mint,
avers:- Macedonian shield with spiral on boss.,
revers:- BAE/ Harpa / Monogram * X,
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17mm, weight: 4,31g, axes: -h,
mint: Macedon, Uncertain Macedonian mint, date: 179-168 B.C., ref: SNG COP. 1281. (???),
Q-001
quadrans
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GREEK, Macedonian kingdom, Perseus, (187-168 B.C.), SNG Cop 1275var., AE-19.217 viewsMacedonia, Kings, Perseus, (179-168 B.C.), AE-19, SNG Cop 1275 var, Eagle, #1
avers:- Head of hero Perseus right, wearing petasos surmounted by griffin's head; harpę over shoulder.
revers:- B-A above eagle standing facing on thunderbolt, head right, Π-E across fields, star in exergue.
exerg: Π/E//*, diameter: 19mm, weight: 5,38g, axes: 11h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, "Perseus/eagle", date: 179-168 B.C., ref: SNG Copenhagen 1275 var.,
Q-001
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Greek, Macedonian kingdom, Perseus, (187-168 B.C.), SNG Cop 1276var., AE-19.177 viewsMacedonia, Kings, Perseus, (179-168 B.C.), AE-19, SNG Cop 1276 var
avers:- Head of hero Perseus right, wearing petasos surmounted by griffin's head; harpa to right.
revers:- B-A above eagle standing facing on thunderbolt, head right, Π-E across fields,.
exerg: Π/E//*, diameter: 19mm, weight: g, axes: h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, "Perseus/eagle", date: 179-168 B.C., ref: SNG Copenhagen 1276 var.,
Q-001
quadrans
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Greek, Macedonian kingdom, Perseus, (187-168 B.C.), SNG Cop 1307, AE-21, Uncertain Macedonian mint. 197 viewsPerseus, Macedonia, Kings, (187-168 B.C.), SNG Cop 1307, AE-21, Uncertain Macedonian mint.
avers:- Laureate head of Zeus right,
revers:- MAKEΔONΩN above and beneath winged thunderbolt,
exerg: -/-//--, diameter:21,5 mm, weight: 7,97g, axes:5 h,
mint: Uncertain Macedonian mint, date: 187-168 B.C., ref: SNG Cop 1307, Touratsoglou, Macedonia 14;
Q-001
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Perseus, 212 - 166 B.C.20 viewsPerseus was the last king who ruled the successor state in Macedon created upon the death of Alexander the Great. After Perseus lost the Battle of Pydna on 22 June 168 B.C. Macedon came under Roman rule.Franz-Josef M
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Philip 2nd 359-336 BC 23 mm 14.46mm 6h104 viewsLifetime issues Laureate head of Zeus right.Rev nude jockey on horseback right holding palm in right hand and reins in left.Janiform head below raised foreleg.Le Rider 303 a this coin,ex SNG ANS 517,EX Edward Newell bought from Headlam EX Sotheby Wilkinson and Hodge 8-10 May 1916
NGC 2490354-003 XF 4-4 fine style
Grant H
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Philip II33 viewsAE 16.8x17.6mm
Obv. Head of Apollo right
Rev. FILIPPOU above, monogram below
Rearing horse and naked rider right.
359-336 BC
Philip II was the father of Alexander the Great.
gparch
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Philip II24 viewsBronze AE Unit, S 6697, F, 4.547g, 18.3mm, 315o, c. 359 - 336 B.C.; obverse head Apollo right wearing taenia; young male rider atop horse prancing to rightJoshua B
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Philip II38 viewsAE 18 359-336B.C. Philip II Macedon, Father of Alexander the Great, 359-336B.C.
AE (copper or bronze) 18 mm.
Obv.: Head of Apollo right, hair bound with tainia.
Rev.: Naked youth on horseback prancing right. Similar to D. Sear, Greek coins and their values, Vol. 2, p. 620, 6699 /6.61 g.
1 commentsJorge C
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Greek, Macedonian Kingdom, Philip II159 views- Bronze, Philippe II de Macédoine, 359-336 avant J.-C (Bronze)
Avers : Anépigraphe. Tête d’Apollon à droite.
Revers : Cavalier à droite.
Roger D2
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Philip II27 viewsAE16
359 - 336 a.C.
ANV: Cabeza de apolo a derecha
REV: Philip II montando a caballo
Pedro Jose D
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Philip II (359-336 BC). AR one-fifth tetradrachm (Tetrobol)46 viewsObv: Head of Apollo right, wearing taenia
Rev: Rider on horse leaping right, shield in profile under horse.
Optimus
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Philip II, 359 - 336 B.C.148 viewsPhilip II of Macedon, 359-336 B.C.
OBV: Diademed head of Apollo right.
REV: Nude youth on horse galloping right, ΦIΛIΠΠOY (Philip in Greek) above; beneath horse, spear.
2 commentsancientcoins
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Philip II, 359 - 336 B.C., AV Stater439 viewsObverse: Laureate head of Apollo facing right
Reverse: Charioteer in biga galloping right, thunderbolt below horses, ΦIΛIΠΠOY in exergue
4 commentsOptimus
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Philip II, 359 - 336 B.C., Gold stater18 viewsSH68354. Gold stater, Le Rider p. 146 & pl. 58. 157 (D42/R112), SNG ANS 172 ff., SNG Cop 529, SNG Alpha Bank -, EF, perfect centering, weight 8.602 g, maximum diameter 18.0 mm, die axis 0o, Pella mint, posthumous, 323 - 317 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Apollo right; reverse ΦIΛIΠΠOY (in exergue), charioteer driving biga right, kentron in right, reins in left, kantharos below; ex Gorny & Mosch auction 215, lot 758Joe Sermarini
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Philip II, 359 - 336 B.C., Gold stater24 viewsSH57285. Gold stater, Le Rider 339 (D62/R259), SNG ANS 144 ff., Choice aEF, weight 8.554 g, maximum diameter 18.4 mm, die axis 180o, Amphipolis mint, c. 340 - 328 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Apollo right; reverse charioteer in biga right, trident head below horses, ΦIΛIΠΠOY exergue; ex Harlan Berk, attractive style, perfect centeringJoe Sermarini
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Philip II, 359 - 336 B.C., Gold stater21 viewsSH70337. Gold stater, Le Rider 341 (D152/R260), SNG ANS 154, Choice gVF, attractive style, perfect centering, light marks, weight 8.513 g, maximum diameter 19.1 mm, die axis 270o, Amphipolis mint, c. 340 - 328 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Apollo right; reverse charioteer in biga right, trident head below horses, ΦIΛIΠΠOY exergueJoe Sermarini
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Philip II, 359 - 336 B.C., Gold stater21 viewsSL57441. Gold stater, Le Rider 170 ff., SNG ANS 144 ff., ICG - AU55, Amphipolis mint, c. 340 - 328 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Apollo right; reverse charioteer in biga right, trident head below horses, ΦIΛIΠΠOY exergue; ICG certified (slabbed) about uncirculated; sharp, attractive fine style, bold high-reliefJoe Sermarini
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Philip II, AE1653 viewsobv: Head of Apollo right
rev: Rider on horseback right
Struck 359-336 B.C. under Phillip II, father of Alexander the Great
Jericho
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Philip II, AE1652 viewsobv: Head of Apollo right
rev: Rider on horseback right
Struck 359-336 B.C. under Phillip II, father of Alexander the Great
Jericho
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GREEK, Macedonian kingdom, Philip II, AE17105 viewsobv: Head of Apollo right
rev: Rider on horseback right
Struck 359-336 B.C. under Philip II, father of Alexander the Great
2 commentsJericho
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Philip II, AE1880 viewsAE 17.3x18.2mm
Obv. Head of Apollo right
Rev. FILIPPOU above, AV monogram below. Horse rearing, naked youth rider, right.
359-336 BC
Philip II was the father of Alexander the Great.
gparch
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Philip II, AR Tetradrachm, 315-295 BC (Possibly Barbarous)49 viewsKINGDOM OF MACEDONIA. Philip II (359-336 BC). Tetradrachm. Amphipolis. Approx. 315-295 BC
Obv: Head of Zeus with laurel wreath right.
Rev: Naked young man with palm leaf on horseback riding right, in the field under the horse thunderbolt on Η and dolphin.
Le Rider pl 48/4. 13.26g 25mm. Pecunem 13 lot 24

CNG 209 lot 59 and cng coin shop 765853 (which are the same type Le Rider 48/4) make this observation: These late issues attributed to Amphipolis may actually be the earliest Celtic imitations of Philip II's tetradrachms. They exhibit a more formalized style, and Philip's name is sometimes, as on this particular issue, broken after the second instead of the first.
CNG 320 lot 232 is also a good match to this coin. EASTERN EUROPE, Imitations of Philip II of Macedon. 3rd century BC. AR Tetradrachm OTA Type 10; Lanz –; CCCBM I S1 var. (symbol under foreleg); KMW 1015.
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Philip II, Tetradrachm, 323-315 BC 390 viewsPhilip II (359-336 BC), Tetradrachm, 14.31 g., 24 mm

O - Laureate head of Zeus r.
R - ΦΙΛΙΠΠOΥ / Π Horseman with palm r, flower.

Le Rider pl. 46, 3.

Provenance: Ex A.Tkalec AG, Auction 10/27/2011, Lot 58
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Philip II.64 viewsFather of Alexander the Great - 359-336 BC. AE17
Obv.: Head of Apollo facing right. Rev.: Youth on horse prancing right, FILIPPOY in field above; L beneath, between horse's legs.
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Philip III - Lysimachos. Circa 323-280 BC. AR Drachm14 viewsKings of Macedon - Philip III – Lysimachos. Circa 323-280 BC. AR Drachm (16mm, 4.25 g). In the name and types of Alexander III. Uncertain mint in western Asia Minor. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; downward facing shell in left field. Price 2752.gapalp
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Philip III and Alexander IV, c. 323 - 317 B.C., In the Name of Alexander28 viewsSH86161. Silver tetradrachm, Price 113, Müller Alexander 224, Troxell issue H3, SNG Cop 682, SNG Munchen 275, SNG Alpha Bank 503, SNG Delepierre 986, Choice EF, attractive archaic style, bold well centered strike, high relief, light toning, weight 17.283 g, maximum diameter 26.8 mm, die axis 90o, Macedonia, Amphipolis mint, c. 322 - 320 A.D.; obverse head of Herakles right, clad in Nemean Lion scalp headdress tied at neck; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞAN∆POY, Zeus enthroned left, throne without back, right leg forward (archaic lifetime style), eagle in extended right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, Macedonian helmet (control symbol) left; Classical Numismatic Group auction 105 (10 May 2017), lot 78; ex Numismatik Naumann auction 46 (11 Sep 2016), lot 105 (realized €1,900 plus fees)Joe Sermarini
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Philip III Arrhidaeus and Alexander IV, 323 - 317 B.C., Gold stater24 viewsSH50028. Gold stater, Thompson Philip 13; SNG ANS 318, NGC Choice Uncirculated, weight 8.58 g, Teos (near Sigacik, Turkey) mint, c. 323 - 316 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Apollo right; reverse charioteer driving biga right, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left, star and filleted branch below horses, ΦIΛIΠΠOY and spear head in exergue; certified (slabbe