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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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*CILICIA, Tarsos. Æ24 San- and Phili-, magistrates. Tyche enthroned/Zeus Nikephoros40 viewsCILICIA, Tarsos. 164-27 BC. Æ24 San- and Phili-, magistrates. Tyche, turreted and veiled, holding grain ears in extended right hand, seated right on throne, right foot on the shoulder of the river god Orontes, who swims right below / TARSEWN, Zeus Nikephoros seated left; SAN/FILI in two lines to left. Cf. SNG France 1374; SNG Levante 979-80 var. (magistrates); SNG Copenhagen -; SNG von Aulock -; BMC -. ancientone
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AE 26 Civic Issue of Tarsus in Cilicia after 164 BC12 viewsObverse: City goddess (Tyche) seated right on a throne holding an ear of grain, at her feet swims the river god Kyndos.
Reverse: Jupiter Nikephoros seated right holding staff. TARSEWN (of the Tarsians) in the right field
The obverse symbolizes the city on the banks of the Kyndos river, holding the symbol of its prosperity. Tarsos was the birthplace of the Apostle Paul. In the Roman era the figure of Jupiter has replaced the ancient God, Sandan.
SNGLev979m(ref. Wildwinds), w.t 14.7 gms
daverino
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AIOLIS, TEMNUS16 viewsca. 2nd Century BC
AE 16 X 18 mm 4.48 g
O: Head of Dionysius right
R: Athena Nikephoros standing facing, head left, holding grape bunch, spear, and shield set on ground
BMC 10







laney
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Anonymous Civic Issue of Antiochia, Vagi 295523 viewsAE 15, 0.80g (1/4 Follis)
Antiochia 1st officina, struck in the time of Maximinus I., AD 310-312(?)
obv. IOVI CONS - ERVATORI
Jupiter seated l., holding globus and sceptre
rev. VICTOR - IA AVGG
Victoria stg. l., holding wreath and palm
A in r. field
in ex. ANT
Vagi 2955; not in RIC
rare, VF+

The obv. could be the Zeus Nikephoros of the Temple of Apollo at Daphne (near Antiochia) which Antiochos IV commissioned for his great festival of 167 BC.
Jochen
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Antiochos VII (posthumous Cappadocian issue, reigned 138-129 BCE) tetradrachm (AR)143 viewsObv.: Diademed head of king Rev.: BASILEWS ANTIOXOY EYEPGETOY (Athena Nikephoros std. within laurel wreath) Field: Monogram above A, phi in right side of field Diameter: 28 mm Weight: 16,43 g SC 2143.2; HGC 9, 1068

These tetradrachms were probably issued in the Kingdom of Cappadocia to fund the usage of Syrian mercenaries. Antiochos VII could be called the last great Seleucid king. He undertook several successful campaigns in the East to reclaim territory lost to the Parthian advance. After his death, however, the Seleucid Empire was rapidly confined to Syria.
1 commentsNick.vdw
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Antiochos VII Euergetes229 viewsAntiochos VII Euergetes (Sidetes). 138-129 BC. AR Tetradrachm, 16.52 g. Antioch mint. Diademed head right / Athena Nikephoros standing left; to outer left, monogram above A; all within laurel wreath. SC 2061.23 commentsAuer
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Antiochus IV12 viewsAntiochos IV. 146/5 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 15.90 g, 12h). Antioch on the Orontes mint. Dated SE 167 (146/5 BC). Diademed head right / Zeus Nikephoros seated left; ZEP (date) and monogram in exergue. SC 1885.5b (this coin referenced); Mørkholm, Posthumous – (but obv. die A1); CSE 209 (this coin); HGC 9, 744; DCA 97. VF, toned, flan crack, harshly cleaned.

From the MNL Collection, purchased from Eukratides Ancient Numismatics, November 2009. Ex Arthur Houghton Collection.

Ex CNG 109, lot 311
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Ariarathes IX Eusebes Philopator,Kings of Cappadocia,AR Drachm. dated RY 4 = 98/7 BC.3 viewsEusebeia-Mazaca, (4.21g, 18mm, 12h.) Diademed head right / BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ APIAPAΘOV ΕVΣEBOVΣ, Athena Nikephoros standing left, holding spear and shield; monogram to inner left; Δ (date) in exergue. Simonetta, Coins 3a; Simonetta 4.
Ruslan K
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ARIARATHES V Eusebes Philopator AR Drachm. EF-/VF+. Athena Nikephoros11 viewsObverse:Diademed head right.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ ΑΡΙΑΡΑΘΟΥ EVΣΕBEΣ. Athena Nikephoros standing left; monograms to inner left and outer right, ΓΛ in exergue.
EF-/VF+ condition, conserving full details in both sides and very bold reliefs. Toned silver. Much better in hand than in photo (really).

SNG von Aulock 6269. Eusebeia-Mazaka mint, Circa 163-130 BC. 4,1 g - 17 mm
Mark R1
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Ariobarzanes III Drachm 23 viewsAR Drachm
Size: 17mm, Weight: 3.53 grams, Die Axis: 12h

Cappadocian Kingdom, Ariobarzanes III Eusebes
Circa 52 – 42 BCE

Obverse: Anepigraphic.
Diademed bust to right.

Reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ APIOBAPZANOY EYΣEBOYΣ KAI ΦIΛOPΩMAIOY (of King Ariobarzanes, pious and friend of the Romans)
Athena Nikephoros standing left, spear and grounded shield to right. Star in crescent monogram to left, monogram to right, and IA date in exergue (year 11, 42 BCE).

Notes:
-Ariobarzanes III was the grandson of Mithradates VI of Pontos, and adopted the Pontic royal symbol of a star in crescent.
-Ariobarzanes III was allied with Pompey, but was allowed to keep his position under Julius Caesar. Following Caesar's assassination, he refused to aid Cassius. Cappadocia was invaded, and Ariobarzanes III was executed.

Ex Forvm Ancient Coins, 2016
Pharsalos
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Asia Minor, Caria, Rhodes, Helios, rose with bud 10 viewsRhodes, 88-84 BC
Asia Minor, Caria
AR Drachm, magistrate Nikephoros
‘Plinthophoric’ coinage (‘plinthophoric’ for the square incuse around the reverse type)
Obv.: Radiate head of Helios right
Rev.: Rose with bud to right; NIKHΦOPOΣ above, hand holding grain ear to lower right, P-O
Ag, 2.11g, 14mm
Ref.: Jenkins, Rhodian, Group E, 249; HGC 6, 1461
shanxi
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Bactria; Antialkidas Drachm; Zeus Nikephoros seated, elephant forepart27 viewsAntialkidas, ca.130-120 B.C. Indo-Greeks of Bactria. AR Drachm. 17mm,2.00g. BASILEWS NIKHFOROU ATIALKIDOU, Diademed and draped bust right, wearing kausia / Kharoshti inscription: Maharajasa jayadharasa Amtialkidasaeus, Zeus Nikephoros seated facing slightly left; to left, forepart of elephant left; monogram below throne. Bopearachchi Série 13B; SNG ANS 1098-103.Podiceps
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Baktria, Archebios Dikaios Nikephoros9 viewsBaktria, Archebios Dikaios Nikephoros. 80-60 BC. AR Tetradrachm (9.1 gm). Diademed, draped & cuirassed bust of king r., wearing helmet with bulls horn and ear. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔIKAΙΟΥ NIKHΦOPOY APXEBIOY / Zeus-Mithra standing, facing, brandishing thunderbolt and holding scepter. Karosthi legend Maharajasa dhramikasa jayadharasa Arkhebiyasa (Great King Archebios the Just Victory-bearer). VF. CNG E390 #250. SNG ANS 1296ff; Bopearachchi Serie 4A; HGC 434 R2. Traces of deposits.Christian T
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Baktria, Archebios Dikaios Nikephoros10 viewsBaktria, Archebios Dikaios Nikephoros. 80-60 BC. AR Drachm (2.41 gm). Diademed and draped bust of king r. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔIKAΙΟΥ NIKHΦOPOY APXEBIOY / Zeus-Mitra stdg, facing, brandishing thunderbolt and holding scepter. Karosthi legend Maharajasa dhramikasa jayadharasa Arkhebiyasa (Great King Archebios the Just Victory-bearer). VF. SNG ANS 1292; Bopearachchi serie 3C; HGC 439 R2; Sear 7681 var.Christian T
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Bardas Parsakoutenos, magistros and doux of Anatolikon. Lead seal c. AD 970-990 241 views10291|Bardas Parsakoutenos, magistros and doux of Anatolikon. Lead seal c. AD 970-990
Star with six rays ending in something resembling arrows; circular invocational legend + KE ROHΘEI TW CW ΔUΛW
+RAPΔ|MAΓICTP,|S ΔUΞ TWN| ANATOΛ’K|TWN OΠAT|O ΠAPCK’ in six lines
30mm; 16.24gram.

Before turning to the identification of the seal’s owner, there are a number of issues to be addressed about the reverse legend. Up to the fourth line, all is clear. A nominative legend listing Bardas’ dignity of magistros and his office of doux ton Anatolikon. The last line has his family name Pars(a)k(outenos). The fifth line, however, does not make sense. It might be an engraver’s error, repeating TWN of the third line and O ΠAP of the last line. This explanation, even though unelegant, has to do for now, unless an otherwise unknown office or command is meant.
The seal’s owner is probably the person named in Leon Diakonos (VII.1) as one of three brothers Parsakoutenos, who backed Bardas Phokas the younger during his rebellion of AD 970 against John I Tzimiskes. These brothers, Theodore, Bardas and Nikephoros took their name, according to Leon, “after the city of their birth, Parsakouta”, which is a village on the road between Nymphaion and Sardis in the Thrakesian theme (p. 162, n.4 of the English edition). Leon adds that the Parsakoutenoi were cousins of Bardas Phokas and that they held the rank of patrikios and adds that they ‘mustered troops with great zeal’. Skylitzes (291.13-14) adds that Theodore and Nikephoros were the sons of the patrikios Theodoulos Parsakoutenos, and were exarchs in Cappadocia (p. 162, n.3). The rebellion, however, was extinguished by the skilled general Bardas Skleros, and Bardas Phokas was temporarily imprisoned.
Leon Diakonos once again mentions Bardas Parsakoutenos in book X, chapter 7, during the revolt of Bardas Skleros. He is now called magistros, a higher rank than patrikios, which implies that his earlier allegience to a usurper had not frustrated his political career. In the late 970’s, Skleros conquered large parts of Asia and was threatening to blockade the Dardanelles, hindering merchants and grain transports to the capital. In the end, he was defeated by Bardas Phokas on 24th of March 979 and fled to Muslim territory. But before his final defeat on the battleground, according to Leon Diakonos, his fortress at Abydos was seized, his army destroyed, and fire was set to his fleet of triremes by an imperial fleet of fireships dispatched from the capital under the command of Bardas Parsakoutenos. The seal, listing Bardas’ dignity as magistros, not patrikios as attested in AD 970, might well be from this period.
1 commentsGert
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Byzantine Empire, temp. Nikephoros III, 1078-10838 viewsAE Anonymous Follis, Class I, 6.2g, 27mm, 6h; Constantinople mint.
Obv.: Bust of Christ.
Rev.: Ornate cross on floreate base.
Reverence: SB 1889
Notes: eBay, wq
John Anthony
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Cappadocia, Kings, 014 Ariobarzanes III. Eusebes Philoromaios (52-42 B.C.), AR-Drachm, SNG Cop. 162, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ...,Athena Nicephorus standing left, #170 viewsCappadocia, Kings, 014 Ariobarzanes III. Eusebes Philoromaios (52-42 B.C.), AR-Drachm, SNG Cop. 162, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΙΟΒΑΡΖΑΝΟΥ ΕΥΣΕΒΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΟΡΩΜΑΙΟΥ, Athena Nicephorus standing left, #1
avers: Diademed, bearded head of king right.
reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΙΟΒΑΡΖΑΝΟΥ ΕΥΣΕΒΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΟΡΩΜΑΙΟΥ, Athena Nikephoros standing left, star in a crescent to inner left, monogram to inner right, Θ (date, year=9) in exergue.
exergue: -/-//Θ, diameter:15,5-16,5mm, weight: 3,58g, axes: 0h,
mint: Cappadocia, Kings, Ariobarzanes III Eusebes Philoromaios, date: Θ (year-9), 44 B.C., ref: Simonetta 1b, SNG Copenhagen 162, SNG von Aulock 6327.
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
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CARIAN ISLANDS, RHODES, 230-205 BC77 viewsDidrachm, 20mm, 6.75g

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

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

Ex Washington Numismatic Gallery
3 commentsAZRobbo
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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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Civic Issue under Maximinus II 23 viewsAE 14.8 mm 1.33 grams 310-312 AD
1/4 Nummus
OBV :: IOVI CONS-ERVATORI. Zeus sitting left on throne holding scepter in left and glode in right hands
REV :: VICTOR-IA AVGG. Nike walking left holding wreath in right hand, palm in left. Delta in left , Epsilon in right fields
EX :: unknown
Minted in Antioch ?
Vagi 2955, Sear ( under Julian II) 4080
purchased 04/2008

Note: The Civic Issues of Antioch, Alexandria and Nicomedia were thought to have been produced by Julian II when RIC VI was written, therefore the entire series is missing. This series was produced during the period of Christian persecution by Maximinus II, Diocletian and Galerius and the Antioch issues portray important local statues: the Tyche erected by Eutychides (a pupil of Lysippus), the Apollo by Bryaxis of Athens and possibly the Zeus Nikephoros of the Temple of Apollo at Daphne which Antiochos IV commissioned for his great festival of 167 BC.

Historical information taken from Coinage of the Roman Empire, Vol II, p.516 by David Vagi
Johnny
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Civic Issue under Maximinus II49 viewsAnonymous Civic Issue during the time of Maximinus II, AE Quarter Follis, c.310-312, Antioch, Officina 10
GENIO AN_TIOCHENI
Tyche, turreted and veiled, seated facing on rock, river-god Orontes swimming in front
APOLLONI-SANCTO
Apollo standing facing, head left, patera in right hand, lyre in left
I in right field
SMA in exergue
16mm x 17mm, 1.65g
RIC VI, --; Vagi 2954
purchased 09/09/2007
Note: The Civic Issues of Antioch, Alexandria and Nicomedia were thought to have been produced by Julian II when RIC VI was written, therefore the entire series is missing. This series was produced during the period of Christian persecution by Maximinus II, Diocletian and Galerius and the Antioch issues portray important local statues: the Tyche erected by Eutychides (a pupil of Lysippus), the Apollo by Bryaxis of Athens and possibly the Zeus Nikephoros of the Temple of Apollo at Daphne which Antiochos IV commissioned for his great festival of 167 BC.

Historical information from Coinage of the Roman Empire, Vol II, p.516 by David Vagi
Johnny
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Cleopatra Thea, queen of Syria (with son, Antiochos VIII).222 viewsAR Tetradrachm (27 mm). Antioch mint, 125-121 BCE.
Obv: Conj. busts r.
Rev: BASILISSHS/ KLEOPATRAS/ KAI/ BASILEWS/ ANTIOXOU, Zeus Nikephoros seated l., holding lotus-tipped scepter; IE outer left, A under throne. SNG Spaer 2437. Cf. Sear 7135.
1 commentsEmpressCollector
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Demetrius II6 viewsSELEUKID EMPIRE. Demetrios II Nikator. Second reign, 129-125 BC. AR Tetradrachm (28mm, 16.46 g, 1h). Damaskos mint. Dated SE 185 (128/7 BC). Diademed head right / Zeus Nikephoros seated left; monogram to outer left, monogram below throne, [EΠΡ (date) in exergue]. SC 2181.5; Schwei Group 4, 64 (A10/P37 – this coin); HGC 9, 1116d; DCA 223. VF, toned, deposits on reverse.

Ex George Bernert Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 106, 13 September 2017), lot 476; Cederlind BBS 132 (4 October 2004), lot 86; Peus 283 (14 May 1974), lot 143.
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Diocletian, 284 - 305 A.D.11 viewsObverse - IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG Diocletian bust right 3/4 in front
Reverse - IOVI CONSERVATOR-I AVGG, TR, XXI. Jupiter and Diocletian face to face. Diocletian is standing to the left, turned right, dressed militarily, holding a septerin left hand. Jupiter is naked standing at right, turned left, the coat on the shoulder, holding a long Septeron the left hand and a globe nikephoros on the right hand giving to the emperor.
NORMAN K
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Diocletian, RIC 329 Treveir 284-305 CE.19 views
Obverse: IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG, Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: IOVI CONSERVATOR-I AVGG, TR. Jupiter & Diocletian face to face. Diocletian is standing to the left, turned right, dressed in militrary, holding a scepter in left hand. Jupiter is naked standing at right, turned left, the coat on the shoulder, holding a long Scepter, the left hand and a globe nikephoros in the right hand, giving to the emperor.
Mintmark XXI, Treveir, 23.2 mm., 4.0 g.

Comments: The workshop of Tripolis is rare. Opened at the time of the reform of 274 Aurelian's reign, will close under the diarchy in 290. Antioch, as the nearby workshop of Tripolis, seems to serve as military dispensary supplying the army funds in order to pay the troops in the field.
History: Diocletian, born in 245 in Dalmatia (Split), is an Illyrian Emperor. It is purple after eliminating Aper, praetorian prefect and father-in-law and assassin of Numerien, November 20 284. Fighting first against Carin, youngest son of Carus, he was defeated at the Margus the following year; but Carin is murdered and Diocletian remains only August. He appointed Maximian, a compatriot, Caesar in November 285, then auguste April 1 286. It just created a new political regime, the diarchy where two emperors share political and military power, but Maximian remains subordinate to Diocletian. Diocletian ranks under the Jovian (Jupiter) protection while Maximian was Herculean gasoline (of Hercules). Diocletian spent the first ten years of his reign to make war in the East, while Maximian remains in the West. Diocletian was the first emperor of Bas Empire, in the words of Gibbons, and the originator of the dominate.
NORMAN K
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Elymais -- Kamnaskires II. Nikephoros, ca. 145 - 139 BC52 viewsAR tdr., 15,38gr., 26,92mm;
Alram 431, Van’t Haaff type 2.1.1-4,
mint: Susa, axis: 6h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and ribbons; short hair in curls, thin mustache, cheek hair, no beard; monogr. ∊ over A in left field, reel and pellet border 7 - 14;
rev.: naked Apollo, left, w/bow and arrow, seated on pineapple like omphalos, exergual line, dotted border 13 - 17:30h; 3-line legend: KAMNAΣKIP(OY) BAΣIΛEΩΣ (N)IKΗΦOPOY;
roughness and corrosion on both sides;

ex: CNG 66, #831, ex: Bellaria Collection; ex: B. Peus 343, # 215.
3 commentsSchatz
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Germany, Berlin, The propylon of the Sanctuary of Athena Nikephoros from the Pergamon Acropolis, Pergamon Museum Berlin123 viewsThe monumental gateway, which stood at the northeast corner of the sanctuary, was built by Eumenes II in the early 2nd century BC. The two-storey building, had a porch of four Doric columns (tetrastyle) on the ground floor, above which was a dedicatory inscription by Eumenes to Athena Nikephoros. The upper storey was a balcony with four Ionic columns and fronted by a military frieze depicting armour and weapons. The Sanctuary of Athena Nikephoros, on the southwest corner of the walled citadel on the Acropolis, was one of Pergamon's oldest religious centres, used for the worship of Athena and Nike. The cult of Athena at Pergamon had associations with the city's mythical founder Telephos, the son of Herakles and Auge, who was a priestess of Athena. The Attalid rulers of Pergamon claimed to be descendants of Telephos, and thus of Herakles and Auge.Joe Sermarini
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GREEK53 viewsAR didrachm. Rhodes ( Islands of Caria) c. 250-229 BC. 6,75 grs. 12 h. Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right / Rose in profile, bud to right. MNAΣIMAXOΣ ( magistrate ) above. P-O flanking stem. To left, Athena Nikephoros standing left.
SNG von Aulock 2807. SNG Copenhagen 765.
3 commentsbenito
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GREEK Lesbos Mytilene Lysimachos Tetradrachm47 viewsGREEK Thracian kings, Lysimachos (323-281) Tetradrachm (17,09g), Mytilene, ca. 294-290 Obverse Head of the deified Alexander III. With Diadem and Ammonshorn right. Reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ΛYΣIMAXOY, Athena Nikephoros with lance on throne with shield left, in the inner l. Field monogram and lyra, in the section Δ. Thompson - (cf. 133), Müller - (cf. 403). Minimal double strike.
H.D. Rauch auction 97 lot 98, 2015.
2 commentsDiogenes
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GREEK, Caria, ISLANDS off CARIA, Rhodes348 viewsCirca 250-229 BC. AR Didrachm (6.61 g, 12h). Mnasimachos, magistrate. Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right / Rose with bud to right; MNAΣIMAXOΣ above; to left, Athena Nikephoros standing left. Ashton 208; SNG Keckman 537-9; SNG Copenhagen 765
4 commentscarthago
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GREEK, CSE 937 (this coin); CSE Plate 56, 937 (this coin)102 viewsSeleukid Kingdom, Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Seleukeia on the Tigris

Head of Herakles right wearing lion skin headdress.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY Zeus Nikephoros seated left, NO in left field.

SC 119.3(a); HGC 9, 16f; ESM 23 (same dies A27-P79); CSE 937 (this coin); CSE 2, 58 (AHNS 1047).
Seleukeia on the Tigris mint ca. 300-296 BC.

(25 mm, 16.91 g, 12h).
ex-William K. Raymond Collection; ex- Arthur Houghton Collection.

Some time in the last five years of the fourth century BC the mint at Seleukeia on the Tigris opened to issue coinage in the name of Seleukos. Initial issues maintained the Zeus Aëtophoros (eagle) reverse image. However, shortly thereafter, the Zeus Nikephoros (Nike) image was introduced in parallel with the Aëtophoros image. The Nikephoros reverse was a direct allusion to Seleukos victory over Antigonos at Ipsos in 301 BC. This is one of three known examples of SC 119.3(a). The others are ESM 23 in the Danish national collection Copenhagen and CSE 2, 58 (AHNS 1047). Seleucid Coins lists another from the Tricala 1979 hoard (CH IX, 000) in the Athens Numismatic Museum, but this is in fact an example of ESM 24 (Zeus Aëtophoros) that was incorrectly catalogued as ESM 23 by Oeconomides - refer Oeconomides Pl. 66, 109. All noted examples are from the same obverse die. The obverse of this coin is a die match to that of a Zeus Aëtophoros issue with identical NO primary control which is now found in the Berlin collection (ESM 24; Newell Pl V, 4).
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Lysimachos (305-281 BC), AR Drachm, Thrace189 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]470 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, AR Tetradrachm circa 305-281 BC 29mm 17.15g 9h64 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, Miller & Hoover AJN 22 (2010), 41 (this coin illustrated on plate 14) 100 viewsSeleukid Kingdom, Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Sardis 282-281 BC
Head of Herakles right wearing lion-skin headdress.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY Zeus Nikephoros seated left, EP monogram to left, AΣ beneath throne.

SC 3.3a; HGC 9, 16a; Miller & Hoover AJN 22 (2010), 41 (this coin illustrated on plate 14) dies A1/P7; Nelson "Seleucus I" Hoard (CH 10.265) 726-732 (this coin); WSM 1352 α, A1/ P7.

Seleukos’ military mint at Sardis 282-281 BC.

(25 mm, 17.12 g, 12h).

ex- Commerce "Seleucus I" Hoard (CH 10.265).

References:
Miller, R. P. and O. D. Hoover. 2010. The Sardes Mint under Seleucus I Nicator. American Journal of Numismatics Second Series, 22, 25-34.

Nelson, B. R. 2010 Commerce (“Seleucus I” Hoard) 2005 (CH 10.265). In CH 10, 73-104.

CH 10 = Hoover, O., A. Meadows and U. Wartenberg, eds. 2010. Coin hoards, Volume X: Greek Hoards. New York: Royal Numismatic Society/American Numismatic Society.
1 commentsn.igma
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GREEK, Seleukid Kingdom, Antiochos IV, AR Tetradrachm, 168-164 B.C.47 viewsSeleukid Kings of Syria, Antiochos IV Epiphanes AR Tetradrachm. Antioch, 168-164 BC.
Obv: Diademed head right.
Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY ΘEOY EΠIΦANOYΣ NIKEΦOPOY, Zeus Nikephoros seated left.
SC 1397a; Le Rider, Antioche 194-195; HGC 9, 619. 16.62g, 30mm, 1h.
chance v
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GREEK, THRACE, Lysimachos Drachm (305-281 BC )143 viewsAR Drachm (17mm, 4.18 g, 8h). Ephesos mint. Struck circa 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; lyre to inner left, A on throne. Thompson 174; Müller 355. XF. Drachms of this type are Rare.

From The Sam Mansourati Collection
4 commentsSam
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Greeks, Baktrian: Archebios Dikaios Nikephoros (75-65 BC) Æ Quadruple Unit (Bopearachchi 13C; SNG ANS 1315–6)30 viewsObv: Diademed and draped bust of Zeus right, with scepter over shoulder
Rev: Palms and piloi of the Dioskouroi; monogram in exergue
SpongeBob
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Indo-Scythian - Azes I (58-12 BCE)10 viewsMetal/Size: AR 15 mm; Weight: 2.37 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Uncertain Mint in Western Gandhara Region; Date: 58-15 BCE; Obverse: King on horseback riding right, wearing cataphractus and holding whip or according to Hoover an elephant goad - 'BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN MAΓAΛOΥ AZOΥ' (King of Kings Azes the Great). Reverse: Zeus Nikephoros standing left, holding Nike and scepter - Kharoshthi letter dhram right. References: Senior #105var.museumguy
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Indo-Scythian - Azes I (58-12 BCE)12 viewsMetal/Size: AR 15 mm; Weight: 2.19 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Uncertain Mint in Western Gandhara Region; Date: 58-12 BCE; Obverse: King on horseback riding right, wearing cataphractus and holding whip or according to Hoover an elephant goad - 'BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN MAΓAΛOΥ AZOΥ' (King of Kings Azes the Great) - Kharoshthi letter to right. Reverse: Zeus Nikephoros standing left, holding Nike and scepter - Kharoshthi symbols to left and right. References: Senior #105var.museumguy
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Indo-Scythian Kings. Azes I, c. 57-12 BC.12 viewsAR Tetradrachm, 23mm, 9.8g, 3h.
Obv.: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN MEΓAΛOΥ / AZOΥ; King on horseback right, holding spear; Karosthi letter ba in right field.
Rev.: MAHARAJASA RAJARAJASA MAHATASA AYASA, in Karosthi; Zeus Nikephoros standing left; monogram in left field, monogram and Karosthi letter ba in right field.
Reference: cf. Senior type 105ff. / 17-103-76
John Anthony
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Kingdom of Cappadocia, Ariobarzanes I. Philoromaios, Simonetta 45a9 viewsAriobarzanes I. Philoromaios, 97-63 BC
AR - drachm, 3.82g, 17.7mm, 0°
struck 67-66 BC
obv. diademed heád r.
rev. BASILEWS ARIOBARZAN FILORWMAIOV
Athena Nikephoros stg. l., holding Nike with wreath in extended r. hand, holding in l. hand
spear and shield set on ground;
in inner l. field monogram GA, beneath LA (year 31)
ref.: Simonetta 45a; Simonetta coll. 61; BMC Galatia p.40, 22; SNG Copenhagen 156; not in SNG von Aulock,
nor in SNG Fitzwilliam
VF, toned

From Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!
Jochen
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Kingdom of Cappadocia, Ariobarzanes III. Eusebes Philoromaios, Simonetta 3a11 viewsAriobarzanes III. Eusebes Philoromaios, 52-42 BC
AR - drachm, 3.79g, 16.5mm, 0°
struck in Mazaka or Eusebeia, 42 BC
obv. diademed head r.
rev. BASILEWS ARIOBARZ[ANOY] EYSE[BOYS] [KAI FILORWMAIOY] (outside the flan)
Athena Nikephoros stg. l., holding Nike with wreath in extended r. hand and in l. hand spear and shield
set on ground.
in inner l. field star in crescent, in inner r. field monogram
beneath IA (year 11) (outside the flan)
ref. Simonetta 3a; Simonetta coll. 4 var.; BMC Galatia p.42, 4; SNG von Aulock 6326; not in SNG
Copenhagen, nor in SNG Fitzwilliam
F, toned
ex coll. Elvira Clain-Stefanelli (1914-2001; she was director and curator of the Smithsonian Institution and an important numismatist, like her husband)

From Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!
Jochen
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Kingdom of Cilicia, Tarkondimotos I, SNG von Aulock 541317 viewsKingdom of Cilicia, Tarkondimotos I, 39-31 BC
AE 20, 7.93g, 20.29mm, 300°
Hieropolis-Kastabala
obv. head, diademed, r.
rev. Zeus Nikephoros, in himation, enthroned l., resting with raised l. hand on sceptre and
holding in extended r. hand small Nike holding wreath
in r. and l. field (both top down) BASILEWS - TARKONDIMO / TOV
beneath FILANTWNIOV
ref. SNG von Aulock 5413; BMC Cilicia p.37, 1; RPC I, 3871; SGIC 5682; not in SNG
Copenhagen
F+, blue-green patina

Tarkondimotos was a dreaded Cilician pirate and then made ruler of Amanos by Pompejus. He was follower of Julius Caesar, then of his murderer Cassius and finally of Marcus Antonius. Marcus Antonius crowned him as king and he took the cognomen Philantonius, friend of Antonius. He died in the battle of Actium.
Jochen
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Kingdom of Thrace, Lysimachos Ar Tetradrachm54 viewsKallatis / Kalchedon mint ? (After 281 BC)
Obv.: Deified head of Alexander the Great with horn of Ammon.
Rev.: Athena Nikephoros seated left, left arm resting on shield; monogram to inner left, grain-ear in ex..
Müller 253.
2 commentsMinos
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Kingdom of Thrace, Lysimachos AR Tetradrachm.73 viewsKingdom of Thrace, Lysimachos AR Tetradrachm. Early-mid 3rd century BC. Diademed head of the deified Alexander right / BASILEWS LYSIMAXOY, Athena Nikephoros seated left.2 commentsancientone
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KINGS OF CAPPADOCIA Ariobarzanes I.26 viewsAR drachm. c. 82-81 BC. 4.19 grs. 1h. Diademed head right. Anepigraphic / Athena Nikephoros standing left, holding spear and round shield, both set on ground. BAΣIΛEΩΣ APIOBAPZANOV ΦIΛOPΩMAIOV. Inner right monogram ER. In exergue IΔ ( date, RY 14).
Simonetta 29a.
benito
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Kings of Thrace, Lysimachos AR Tetradrachm83 viewsAmphipolis mint (298-281 BC).
Obv.: Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon.
Rev.: Athena Nikephoros seated left, left arm resting on shield, spear behind; monograms to inner left and outer right.
Thompson 212.
5 commentsMinos
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Kings of Thrace, Lysimachos AR Tetradrachm70 viewsLampsakos mint (297-281 BC).
Obv.: Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon.
Rev.: Athena Nikephoros seated left, left arm resting on shield, spear behind; herm to outer left, monogram to inner left.
Thompson 55; Müller 89.
2 commentsMinos
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KINGS of THRACE, Macedonian. Lysimachos168 viewsKINGS of THRACE, Macedonian. Lysimachos [unlisted rev. die]
KINGS 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; 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. Rare.


This coin is considered as Best of The Type :

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-99497


From the Sam Mansourati collection. / EX CNG
3 commentsSam
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KINGS of THRACE, Macedonian. Lysimachos. 305-281 BC. AR Drachm94 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.2 commentsLeo
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Kings of Thrace. Lysimachos. (Circa 297-281)54 viewsAR Tetradrachm

16.04 g

Magnesia mint.

Obverse: Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon

Reverse: Athena Nikephoros seated left, left arm resting on shield, spear behind; filleted torch to outer left, monogram to inner left.

Thompson 115; HGC 3, 1743

Among the mints in Asia Minor which Lysimachos acquired through his military conquests in 302/1 BC, Magnesia was a fairly prolific issuer of coinage. In 287 BC, however, the city, along with its neighbor, Sardes, was captured by Demetrios I Poliorketes, only to be retaken by Lysimachos the following year. While Sardes was apparently closed throughout the remainder of Lysimachos’ reign, the mint at Magnesia was allowed to continue striking.
2 commentsNathan P
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KINGS of THRACE. Lysimachos. 305-281 BC. AR Tetradrachm72 viewsKINGS of THRACE. Lysimachos. 305-281 BC. AR Tetradrachm (31mm, 16.79 g, 12h). Abydos mint. Struck 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, spear behind; griffin head to outer left, monogram to inner left. Thompson 70; Müller 126. Near VF, lightly toned, a few minor scratches.

Ex CNG Auction 264 Lot 19
4 commentsPhiloromaos
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Lysimachos146 viewsLysimachos, Thracia
Silver Drachm
Ephesos Mint, Struck circa 294-287 B.C.
17mm, 4.32g
Obv: Diademed head of deified Alexander right, with Horn of Ammon.
Rev: Athena Nikephoros seated left, resting arm on shield, Kithara to inner left, A on throne.
Thompson 174; Muller 355.
3 commentsmihali84
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Lysimachos55 viewsKingdom of Thrace. Lysimachos (305-281 BC)
AR Tetradrachm (30.5mm, 16.590g)
Lysimachia mint, struck c. 297-281 BC

O: Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon

R: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY, Athena Nikephoros seated left, left arm resting on shield, spear behind; monogram to inner left; lion's head in exergue.

cf. Thompson 13 (monogram to outer left)

ex. FORVM
1 commentsSalaethus
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Lysimachos - AR tetradrachm11 viewsByzantion
circa 125-75 BC
Head of the deified Alexander with Ammon's horns right
Athena Nikephoros seated left
BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ΛYΣIMAXOY
monogram (ΠΩΛYB) to left; BY below throne
trident in exergue
Dewing 1361, Müller 204. Marinescu 508 (O. 211 R. 483) issue 149; Gorny & Mosch: Auction 160 lot 1182, Künker Auction 174 lot 174
16,87 g 35-32 mm
Johny SYSEL
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Lysimachos, King of Thrace 323 - 281 BC. AR tetradrachm. 105 views16.4 grams
REF: Thompson 30; Sear #6814
Obverse: Diademed head of deified Alexander III with horn of Amon right
Reverse: BASILEWS right, LUSIMACOU left, Athena Nikephoros sitting left holding Nike left crowning royal name in extended right hand, MHF monogram behind Nike, left arm resting on groundewd shield, transverse spear in background, monogram to left _35800
3 commentsAntonivs Protti
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Lysimachus Tetradrachm - Rare LAX Monogram -- 297-240 BC13 views15.98 g, 29.30 mm, 0°
Uncertain Mint
Silver Tetradrachm; Very Rough,
Müller Lysimachus 559; Otherwise Unpublished; Very Rare

Obverse: Diademed Head of Deified Alexander the Great Wearing Horn of Ammon Right.
Reverse: BΑΣΙΛΕΛΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY (Of King Lysimachus), Athena Nikephoros Enthroned Resting on Shield, Transverse Spear Resting Against Her. LAX monogram

Lysimachus was a distinguished bodyguard of Alexander the Great during the conquest of Persia. Following Alexander's death, he became strategos (military governor) of Thrace. He took the title of King in 305 BC and expanded his rule over Asia Minor and Macedonia. In 281 BC, Lysimachus attacked Seleukos I of Syria and died in the battle of Korupedion. His kingdom disappeared with his death, Ptolemy Keraunos, son of Ptolemy I Soter, becoming King of Macedon and Thrace.
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A great win from one of FORVM's eBay auctions.
Hydro
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Lysimachus Tetradrachm -- Magnesia -- 297-282 BC12 views16.34 g, 30.29 mm, 0°
Minted in Magnesia
Silver Tetradrachm; Rough
Price 6813-6816; Thompson 116

Obverse: Diademed Head of Deified Alexander the Great Wearing Horn of Ammon Right.
Reverse: BΑΣΙΛΕΛΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY (Of King Lysimachus), Athena Nikephoros Enthroned Resting on Shield, Transverse Spear Resting Against Her.

Lysimachus was a distinguished bodyguard of Alexander the Great during the conquest of Persia. Following Alexander's death, he became strategos (military governor) of Thrace. He took the title of King in 305 BC and expanded his rule over Asia Minor and Macedonia. In 281 BC, Lysimachus attacked Seleukos I of Syria and died in the battle of Korupedion. His kingdom disappeared with his death, Ptolemy Keraunos, son of Ptolemy I Soter, becoming King of Macedon and Thrace.
Hydro
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Macedonia, Edessa. Caracalla AE25. Roma Nikephoros45 viewsObv: MAP AV AVT ANTWNEINOC, laureate draped bust right.
Rev: EDECC EWN , Roma Nikephoros seated left on cuirass, shield behind her, goat to left, behind her Tyche of Edessa, turreted, holding cornucopia, crowning her with wreath.
ancientone
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Maria of Alania Byzantine empress by marriages to emperors Michael VII Doukas and Nikephoros III Botaneiates (aka Maria-Martha of Georgia of Bagrationi royal dynasy)42 viewsMaria of Alania (born Martha, Georgian, 1053-1118) was Byzantine empress by marriages to emperors Michael VII Doukas and Nikephoros III Botaneiates. At the time of her marriage, Georgian Maria was one of only two non-Byzantine princesses to marry a Byzantine heir and the only one to give birth to an heir.

Anna Komnene, in her medieval biographical text Alexiad, describes the beautiful Georgian princess Maria of Alania: "...after Michael Ducas' deposition, when he had advised the latter's successor, Nicephorus Botaniates, to take her in marriage, because she came from another country and had not a crowd of kinsfolk to give the Emperor trouble, and he had told Botaniates a great deal about her family and personal beauty, and often praised her to him. And certainly she was as slender of stature as a cypress, her skin was white as snow, and though her face was not a perfect round, yet her complexion was exactly like a spring flower or a rose. And what mortal could describe the radiance of her eyes? Her eyebrows were well-marked and red-gold, while her eyes were blue. Full many a painter's hand has successfully imitated the colors of the various flowers the seasons bring, but this queen's beauty, the radiance of her grace and the charm and sweetness of her manners surpassed all description and all art. Never did Apelles or Pheidias or any of the sculptors produce a statue so beautiful. The Gorgon's head was said to turn those who looked upon it into stone, but anyone who saw the Queen walking or met her unexpectedly, would have gaped and remained rooted to the spot, speechless, as if apparently robbed of his mind and wits. There was such harmony of limbs and features, such perfect relation of the whole to the parts and of the parts to the whole, as was never before seen in a mortal body, she was a living statue, a joy to all true lovers of the beautiful. In a word, she was an incarnation of Love come down to this terrestrial globe."

See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_of_Alania
Joe Sermarini
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 25. Diadumenian, HrHJ (2018) 8.25.04.03 (plate coin)42 viewsDiadumenian, AD 217-218
AE 27, 10.78g, 27.22mm, 195°
struck under Statius Longinus
obv. [K M OP]ELLI ANTW - [DIA]DOVMENIANOC
Bust, draped, bare-headed, r.
rev. VP CTATI LONGINO - V N - IKOPOLITWN PRO / C ICTRON
Athena Nikephoros, in long garment and mantle, helmeted and wearing aegis,
enthroned l., holding in extended r. hand small Nike stg. r. with palmbranch and
holding wreath in raised r. hand, and resting with raised l. hand on spear.
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 1744 (for Macrinus)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) not in Pat Lawrence
d) not in Megaw
e) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.25.4.3 (plate coin)
rev. same as Macrinus No. 8.23.4.1
very rare (R7), F+, olive green patina

Again one of the many parallel types struck for Macrinus and Diadumenian at the same time.
1 commentsJochen
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.01.0128 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 26, 10.99g, 26.48mm, 345°
struck under governor Novius Rufus
obv. [AVT K]M AVRH - ANTWN[EINOC]
laureate head r.
rev. VP NOBIOV ROVFOV - NIKOPOLITWN PROC
in l. and r. field ICT - RON
Youthful Zeus Nikephoros, in himation, nude to hips, enthroned l., holding in
extended r. hand small Nike with wreath in raised hand and resting with l. hand
on sceptre
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1893, pl. XIII, 20 (1 ex., Löbbecke)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 4108
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.26.1.1 (same dies)
F+, dark green patina, some roughness
Jochen
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 36. Gordian III, HrHJ (2018) 8.36.04.0110 viewsGordian III, AD 238-244
AE 28,11.94g, 28.09mm, 165°
struck under governor Sabinius Modestus
obv. AVT K M ANT G - ORDIANOC AVG (VG ligate)
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. VP CAB MODECTOV N - I - KOPOLEITWN P / ROC ICTRON (WN ligate)
Athena Nikephoros in long garment and mantle, helmeted, enthroned l., resting with raised l. hand on
reversed spear and holding in extended r. hand small Nike with wreath in raised hand
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) Varbanov (engl.) 4180 (cites in error AMNG 2053)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.36.4.1
scarce, F+, patchy patina, flan damage at 12h
Jochen
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Pautalia Antoninus Pius Gargilius Antiquus City-goddess35 viewsAntoninus Pius

AE 28

Governor L. Pullaienus Gargilius Antiquus (161 AD)

AVT KAI T AIA | ΔPIA ANTΩNEINOC
Laureate head right

HΓE Γ[APΓI]ΛI A[NTI]KOV
Ex: ΠAVTAΛIΩ
TΩN
City goddess enthroned left holding cornucopiae in left and Nike on globe with wreath left in outstretched right hand (nikephoros)

Ruzicka 18; Cf. obv Varb (E) II 4375 depicted (p. 375); RPC online temp # 3479; BMC-; SNG Cop.-
rennrad12020
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Pautalia Antoninus Pius Pompeius Vopiscus40 viewsPAUTALIA

Antoninius Pius

L. or A. Pompeius Vospiscus (under Pius)

Obv: AVT KAI T AI AΔPI | ANTΩNINOC
Laureate head right

Rev: HΓEM ΠOMΠEI | OV OΠEICKOV
Ex: ΠAVTAΛIΩTΩN

City goddess enthroned left holding cornucopiae in left and Nike on globe with wreath left in outstretched right hand (nikephoros)

BMC p. 141 #2; cf. Mionnet Supp. II p.368 #976; Ruzicka p. 43 #9 ; Varbanov (E)II 4379 (depicted) erroneously refers to Ruzicka #18 (same type with Gargilius Antiquus as magistrate)

Stripped orichalcum patina
Petrus Elmsley
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Roman Empire, Diocletian, RIC 329 Treveri 284-305 CE.40 viewsObverse: IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG, Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: IOVI CONSERVATOR-I AVGG, TR. Jupiter & Diocletian face to face. Diocletian is standing to the left, turned right, dressed in militrary, holding a scepter in left hand. Jupiter is naked standing at right, turned left, the coat on the shoulder, holding a long Scepter, the left hand and a globe nikephoros in the right hand, giving to the emperor.
Mintmark XXI, Treveri, 23.2 mm., 4.0 g.
NORMAN K
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Scythian kingdom of Pakistan, Azez, billon drachm 45 viewsObv. BASILEWS BASILEON MEGALOU AZOU King on horseback right raising right hand
Rev. Zeus Nikephoros standing left holding wreath bearing Nike and a sceptre / monogram to right
Skyler
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Seleucid - Demetrios II (146-139 BCE)9 viewsMetal/Size: AE23; Weight: 11.92 grams; Denomination: Tetradrachm; Mint: Uncertain Mint 94 in Northern Syria; Date: 144/143 BCE (Second Reign); Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right. Reverse: Winged Athena Nikephoros standing left, holding Nike and grounded shield with spear in crook of arm; monogram to inner left. Seleucid era date (IEP) 146/5 BCE or HEP (145-4 BCE) or OEP (144/3 BCE) in exergue - symbols and monograms to left - ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ ΘΕΟΥ ΦIΛAΔEΛΦOY ΝΙΚΑΤΟΡΟΣ (of King Demetrios God victorious, Brother Loving) Reference: HGC #9, 993; SC #1919.museumguy
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SELEUCID KINGDOM, ANTIOCH, 138-129 BC64 viewsTetradrachm, 30mm, 16.47g, 12h
Antiochos VII Euergetes (Sidetes)

O. Diademed head right within laurel wreath
R. Athena Nikephoros standing left; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ to right, with Σ to inner right, ΕΥΕΡ-ΓΕΤoΥ to left with mongram above A to outer left; all within laurel wreath

SC 2061.4k, HGC 9. 1067d

Ex Fredy Vortisch Collection
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Seleucis and Pieria: Q. Caecilius Bassus, Proconsul (57-55 BCE) AR Tetradrachm, Antioch (McAlee 5a; Prieur 5; RPC I 4128; SC 2491.2a; HGC 9, 1360)11 viewsObv: Diademed head of Philip I right within fillet border
Rev: BAΣIΛEYΣ-ΦIΛIΠΠOY-EΠIΦANOYS-ΦIΛAΔEΛΦOY; Zeus Nikephoros seated left; • to right of Nike’s head, monograms to inner left and below throne, ∆ and winged thunderbolt in exergue; all within wreath

Struck during the time of Q. Caecilius Bassus’ governorship. Bassus, a supporter of Pompey, had led an insurrection against Sextus Pompey, cousin of Julius Caesar and governor of Syria since 48 BC. For two years he fought off attacks from enemy forces, even calling on the Parthians for assistance (Dio 27.5), before finally falling to Cassius, one of the assassins of Caesar.
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Seleucus VI Epiphanes Nicator, c.96-c.94 B.C.10 viewsSeleucus VI Epiphanes Nicator, c.96-c.94 B.C. Seleucia on the Calycadnus, Tetradrachm Ar 28.1~29.8mm., 15.36g. Obv: Diademed head r. fillet border. Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣEΛEΥKOΥ EΠIΦANOΥΣ NIKATOΡOΣ (ANE) IΣI Athena Nikephoros standing l., holding Nike in her right hand and resting her left on a shield; behind, spear and in l. field, flower. SC 2405.9. SNG Spear 2783.ddwau
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Seleukid Empire. Antiochos VII Euergetes. AR Tetradrachm.83 viewsCirca 138-129 B.C. AR Tetradrachm (30mm, 16.77g, 1h). Antioch on the Orontes Mint. SC-2061.1a; HGC-9, 1067d. Obverse diademed head of Antiochos right. Reverse Athena Nikephoros standing left, resting hand on shield, and propping spear on her arm; to outer left, mint monogram above O; all within wreath. Fine style portrait. Extra fine, attractively toned.

Ex CNG.

Antiochos Euergetes (“the Benefactor”), nicknamed Sidetes (“from Side”), is said to be the last effective ruler of the Seleukid Empire. Starting 138 B.C., in beginning of his reign, he briefly restored much of the former territories of Babylonia, Mesopotamia and Media that had been lost from the Parthians and killing the aging Parthian King Mithradates I in the process. However, Antiochos was killed when the Parthians under the new king Phraates II ambushed him in Media nine years later. Some said he committed suicide to prevent his capture.

The coins of Antiochos are relatively common. Most in the series follow a very precise but monotonous design. Surprisingly, this type of coin didn’t follow that norm. It could be surmised that fine-style coins of Antiochos were created during its greatest territorial extent mimicking the earlier portrait coins of Alexander the Great, showing renewed confidence and power of the king and empire. The reverse of the coin with Athena Nikephoros alludes to the victory of Antiochos over the Parthians. Undoubtedly, the engraver of the dies who created this coin was an accomplished artist attempting to uphold and maintain the artistic ideals of Hellenistic civilization in its waning days.
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Seleukid Empire: Antiochos IX Eusebes Philopator (114-95 BCE) AR Tetradrachm, Antioch (SC 2363a; HGC 9, 1228i)35 viewsObv: Diademed head right
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ; Athena Nikephoros standing left; to outer left, monogram above A; A to inner right; all within wreath

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Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Sardis 282-281 BC 15 viewsHead of Herakles right wearing lion-skin headdress.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY Zeus Nikephoros seated left, EP monogram to left, AΣ beneath throne.

SC 3.3a; HGC 9, 16a; Miller & Hoover AJN 22 (2010), 41 (this coin illustrated on plate 14) dies A1/P7; Nelson "Seleucus I" Hoard (CH 10.265) 726-732 (this coin); WSM 1352 α, A1/ P7.

Seleukos’ military mint at Sardis 282-281 BC.

(25 mm, 17.12 g, 12h).

ex- Commerce "Seleucus I" Hoard (CH 10.265).

This coin was struck in 282 BC following the fall of the city of Sardis to Seleukos, during the preliminaries of the campaign that delivered the decisive victory over Lysimachos at Korupedion, in the late summer of 281 BC. Six months later Seleukos was assassinated aged seventy-seven years.

Struck from the first obverse and seventh reverse die in the series, this coin is interpreted by Miller and Hoover (The Sardes Mint under Seleucus I Nicator) to have originated from a military mint operation associated with Seleukos army. The obverse bears a striking resemblance to the last die used at Seleukeia in Pieria, to the extent that both dies were almost certainly engraved by the same hand. This led Miller and Hoover to propose that …Stylistic affinities between the first die of Sardes and the last of Seleucia in Pieria raise the possibility that the equipment and personnel of the latter may have been moved to Sardes to serve as a supplemental military mint.

The Commerce ("Seleucus I") Hoard 2005 (CH 10.265), from which the coin originates, is believed to have been a part of Seleukos’ treasury at the time he was assassinated by Ptolemy Keraunos. The hoard was found in an undisclosed location in Asia Minor. Its composition is inferred from 1,721 coins in commerce in 2005-06, although the total hoard is believed to have consisted of more than 3,000 coins. The hoard closed around 281 BC at the time of the murder of Seleukos.

References:
Miller, R. P. and O. D. Hoover. 2010. The Sardes Mint under Seleucus I Nicator. American Journal of Numismatics Second Series, 22, 25-34.
Nelson, B. R. 2010 Commerce (“Seleucus I” Hoard) 2005 (CH 10.265). In CH 10, 73-104.
CH 10 = Hoover, O., A. Meadows and U. Wartenberg, eds. 2010. Coin hoards, Volume X: Greek Hoards. New York: Royal Numismatic Society/American Numismatic Society.
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Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Seleukeia on the Tigris 23 viewsHead of Herakles right wearing lion skin headdress.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY Zeus Nikephoros seated left, NO in left field.

SC 119.3(a); HGC 9, 16f; ESM 23 (same dies A27-P79); CSE 937 (this coin); CSE 2, 58 (AHNS 1047).
Seleukeia on the Tigris mint ca. 300-296 BC.

(25 mm, 16.91 g, 12h).
ex-William K. Raymond Collection; ex- Arthur Houghton Collection.

Some time in the last five years of the fourth century BC the mint at Seleukeia on the Tigris opened to issue coinage in the name of Seleukos. Initial issues maintained the Zeus Aëtophoros (eagle) reverse image. However, shortly thereafter, the Zeus Nikephoros (Nike) image was introduced in parallel with the Aëtophoros image. The Nikephoros reverse was a direct allusion to Seleukos victory over Antigonos at Ipsos in 301 BC. This is one of three known examples of SC 119.3(a). The others are ESM 23 in the Danish national collection Copenhagen and CSE 2, 58 (AHNS 1047). Seleucid Coins lists another from the Tricala 1979 hoard (CH IX, 000) in the Athens Numismatic Museum, but this is in fact an example of ESM 24 (Zeus Aëtophoros) that was incorrectly catalogued as ESM 23 by Oeconomides - refer Oeconomides Pl. 66, 109. All noted examples are from the same obverse die. The obverse of this coin is a die match to that of a Zeus Aëtophoros issue with identical NO primary control which is now found in the Berlin collection (ESM 24; Newell Pl V, 4).
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Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Seleukeia on the Tigris27 viewsHead of Herakles right wearing lion skin headdress.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY Zeus Nikephoros seated left, NO in left field.

SC 119.3(a); HGC 9, 16f; ESM 23 (same dies A27-P79); CSE 937 ; CSE 2, 58 (AHNS 1047).
Seleukeia on the Tigris mint ca. 300-296 BC.
27mm and 15.16 grams.
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Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC, AR Tetradrachm – Sardis30 viewsHead of Herakles r. wearing lion-skin headdress.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY Zeus Nikephoros seated l., monogram on shield to l., AΣ beneath throne.

SC 3.1; HGC 9, 16a; Miller & Hoover AJN 22 (2010), 8 (this coin) dies A1/P2; WSM 1350 P2 β, A1/P2 (this coin). Seleukos’ military mint at Sardis 282-281 BC.

(25 mm, 17.07 g, 12h).

Naville Sale XV (2 Jul. 1930), lot 1061.

This coin was struck in 282 BC following the fall of the city of Sardis to Seleukos, during the preliminaries of the campaign that delivered the decisive victory over Lysimachos at Korupedion, in the late summer of 281 BC. This coin is from the first obverse and second reverse die used in the series. It is one of two examples from this die set that survives to this day. The series from which it comes was interpreted by Miller and Hoover (The Sardes Mint under Seleucus I Nicator) to have originated from a military mint operation associated with Seleukos army. The obverse bears a striking resemblance to the last die used at Seleukeia in Pieria, to the extent that both dies were almost certainly engraved by the same hand. This led Miller and Hoover to propose that "Stylistic affinities between the first die of Sardes and the last of Seleucia in Pieria raise the possibility that the equipment and personnel of the latter may have been moved to Sardes to serve as a supplemental military mint."
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SELEUKID KINGDOM-- ANTIOCHOS VII EUERGETES30 views138 - 129 BC (posthumous issue)
AR Tetradrachm 28 mm 16.54 g
O: BASILEOS ANTIOXOY/EYERGETOY Diademed head right
R: Athena Nikephoros standing left, holding Athena and spear; to outer left, monogram above A; O to inner left; L to inner right; all within laurel wreath.
Syria, Cappadocian mint
SC 2148, SNG Spaer 1872, HCG 9, 1069
laney
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SELEUKID KINGDOM--(07) ANTIOCHOS VII EUERGETES32 views138 - 129 BC (posthumous issue)
AR Tetradrachm 28 mm 16.54 g
O: BASILEOS ANTIOXOY/EYERGETOY Diademed head right
R: Athena Nikephoros standing left, holding Athena and spear; to outer left, monogram above A; O to inner left; L to inner right; all within laurel wreath.
Syria, Cappadocian mint
SC 2148, SNG Spaer 1872, HCG 9, 1069
laney
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Severus Alexander (222 - 235 A.D.)62 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: A KAI MA AYR CEV ALEXANDROC EV (Milne Legend C3), Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
R: Athena Nikephoros seated left on throne, holding scepter; LE (date) to left, shield below.
Alexandria Mint
22mm
12.4g
Milne 2950

Published on Wildwinds
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STATUE, City Commemorative of Antioch70 viewsAE3/4 of Antioch, struck A.D.310 - 313 under Maximinus II.
Obverse: IOVI CONSERVATORI. Jupiter seated facing left on throne, holding globe in right hand and sceptre in left.
Reverse: VICTORIA AVGG. Victory advancing left, holding wreath in her outstretched right hand and palm in her left; in right field, A; in exergue, ANT.
Diameter: 15mm | Weight: 1.6gms | Die Axis: 12
C : 53 | Vagi : 2955

The obverse of the coin possibly depicts the statue of Zeus Nikephoros at the Temple of Apollo at Daphne, near Antioch, which Antiochos IV commissioned for his great festival in 167 B.C.
*Alex
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Struck A.D.310 - 313 under Maximinus II. CITY COMMEMORATIVE AE3/4 of Antioch3 viewsObverse: IOVI CONSERVATORI. Jupiter seated facing left on throne, holding globe in right hand and sceptre in left.
Reverse: VICTORIA AVGG. Victory advancing left, holding wreath in her outstretched right hand and palm in her left; in right field, A; in exergue, ANT.
Diameter: 15mm | Weight: 1.6gms | Die Axis: 12
C : 53 | Vagi : 2955

This coin, often called a quarter nummus or twelfth follis, the exact denomination being uncertain, is assigned to the time of the great persecution of Christians under Gallienus and Maximinus II.
The obverse of the coin possibly depicts the statue of Zeus Nikephoros at the Temple of Apollo at Daphne, near Antioch, which Antiochos IV commissioned for his great festival in 167 B.C.
*Alex
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Syria, Philip I Philadelphos, AR Tetradrachm.1 viewsAntioch 94-87 B.C. 15.94g - 29.2mm, Axis 2h.

Obv: Diademed head right.

Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΦIΛIΠΠΟΥ ΕΠΙΦANOYΣ ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΟΥ - Zeus Nikephoros seated left, holding Nike and sceptre; AP monogram in inner left field, all within laurel wreath.

SC 2460 var.
Christian Scarlioli
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Syria, Seleucis and Pieria: Pseudo-Autonomous (ca. 1st Century BCE) Æ Tetrachalkon, Antioch (McAlee 43; RPC I 4216)10 viewsObv: Laureate head of Zeus right; c/m: head of Cleopatra VII(?) right within oval incuse
Rev: ΑΝΤΙΟΧΕΩΝ ΤΗΣ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΩΣ; Zeus Nikephoros seated left; IΘ date in exergue; all within laurel wreath
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Syria, Seleukis & Pieria, Antiocheia, RPC 4216 countermarked18 viewsAE 23, 9.65g, 23.3mm, 0°
struck 48/47 BC (year 19)
obv. laureate of Zeus r., c/m
rev. r. side ANTIOXEWN / MHTROPOLEWS
l. side AVTONOMOV
Zeus Nikephoros enthroned kl., resting with raised l. hand on sceptre and holding in
extended r. hand small Nike with wreath
in lower field crown of Isis
in ex. IQ (year 19 of Pompeian era)
ref. RPC I, 4216; BMC Syria p.155, 35; SNG Copenhagen -
From Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!

c/m: Portrait of Cleopatra r. in oval incus, McAllee p.74, note 25
Richard McAllee: "It now seems likely that the countermark portaits Cleopatra, and was used to mark coins circulating in the Syro-Phoenician territorries which were given to her by Marcus Antonius." Older references identified the head as Apollo.
Jochen
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Tarsos , Cilicia c. 160-190 A.D.9 viewsTarsos , Cilicia. Ae 24.9~25.4mm. 14.44g. c. 160-190 A.D. Tenonzos and Arsakos, magistrates. Obv: Tyche, turreted and veiled, holding grain ears in extended right hand, seated right on throne, right foot on the shoulder of the river god Kydnos, who swims right below; magistrate's name in left field. Rev: ΤΑΡΣΕΩΝ, Zeus Nikephoros seated left; magistrate's name in two lines to left. RPC online 5847; Ziegler 650ddwau
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Thrace, Lysimachos.11 viewsThrace, Lysimachos. 323-281 BC. AR Drachm (3.44 gm) Ephesos or Mytilene?. Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon. / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena Nikephoros seated left, left arm resting on shield, holding Nike. A below throne. VF. Some die rust and pitting. HGC 3.2 #1753 c or d (R1-R2). Cf Thompson 173 or 138 var.; Sear 6812.Christian T
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Thrace, Lysimachos.13 viewsThrace, Lysimachos. 323-281 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.78 gm) of Lampsakos, struck 297-281 BC. Head of deified Alexander, r. wearing horn of Ammon. / [Λ]ΥΣΙΜΑΧΟ[Υ] ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ. Athena Nikephoros seated l., holding Nike and leaning on shield. ΔΞ monogram to l. Unpublished control in ex. nEF. CNG 47 #299. Armenak Hoard 834. HGC 3.2 #1750b. cf Jenkins 1967 #21-22; SNG Cop 1097v (control in ex.); Muller 399 (same); Thompson 49-50, 104.Christian T
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Tyche, Zeus145 viewsMaues, Drachm, Senior 3.1d
Tyche enthroned, holding torque and sceptre / Zeus Nikephoros
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Zeus Nikephoros744 viewsThe image of Zeus with Nike (Zeus Nikephoros) was introduced by Seleukos I Nikator at Seleukeia on Tigris mint around 300 BC.

The initial iemissions from this mint in the name of Seleukos maintained the Zeus Aetophoros (eagle) reverse image typical of the earlier "Alexanders". However, shortly after the mint was established, the Zeus Nikephoros (Nike) image was introduced, eventually replacing the Zeus Aetophoros image on Babylonian coinage. The Nikephoros reverse was a direct allusion to Seleukos victory over Antigonos at Ipsos in 301 BC. This victory was the penultimate victory required to cement the Seleukid dynasty in a near unassailable position during the forty year struggle that ultimately saw Seleukos emerge as the most successful of the Diadochi.
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