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16 viewsSNG Vol: VI 1104 Fitzwilliam Musuem Antioch
OBV Description: Laureate head of Zeus r.
REV Description: Zeus seated, holding Nike and sceptre.
REV Inscription: ANTIOXEVN THS [M]HTROPOLEVS
Period: 1st cent. -100 ,AE Coin #631
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15 viewsSNG Vol: VI 1104 Fitzwilliam Musuem Antioch
OBV Description: Laureate head of Zeus r.
REV Description: Zeus seated, holding Nike and sceptre.
REV Inscription: ANTIOXEVN THS [M]HTROPOLEVS
Period: 1st cent. -100 ,AE Coin #636
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20 viewsPtolemaic Egypt, Ptolemy VI, Æ29, Cyprus Mint.
Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right.
/ RTOLEMAIOY BASILEWS Two eagles standing
left on thunderbolt, cornucopia before. S7900; SNG
Cop. 341. VF, brown patina. Coin #619
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27 views Ptolemaic Egypt, Ptolemy VI, Æ29, Cyprus Mint.
Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right.
/ RTOLEMAIOY BASILEWS Two eagles standing
left on thunderbolt, cornucopia before. S7900; SNG
Cop. 341. VF Coin #618
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21 viewsPtolemaic Egypt, Ptolemy VI, Æ29, Cyprus Mint.
Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right.
/ RTOLEMAIOY BASILEWS Two eagles standing
left on thunderbolt, cornucopia before. S7900; SNG
Cop. 341. VF, brown patina. Coin #617

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107 viewsAR drachm (4.26 gm), Lampsacus, ca. 310/9 - 309/8 BC.
Obverse: Head of young Heracles right in lion skin headdress.
Reverse: Zeus entroned left, holding eagle and sceptor, race torch under throne.
Ex:Freeman and Sear Mail Bid Sale 13, lot 696
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31 viewsThessalian League Double Victoriatus
Obverse: laureate head of Zeus right
Reverse: Athena standing right
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20 viewsAeolidis, Aegaea. AE18. Circa 43-48, 3.28 gm.
Obv BPITANNIKOC KAICAP Bare head of Britannicus r.
Rev : AIGAEWN EPI CALE / OU Zeus standing l., holding eagle and sceptre.

Ref : RPC 2431 (5 ex known)
R. Smits, Numismatist for Numismall
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44 views16mm, 2.14g
obv: ZEYC; diademed bust right
rev: ΤΡΑΛΛΙΑΝΩΝ; zebu bull right, star below

BMC 22, p. 342, #101-2
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61 viewsPtolemy III Euergetes. Æ Hemidrachm - Triobol. Alexandreia mint. First phase, struck circa 246-242/1. Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right / Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, head right; cornucopia over shoulder; E between legs. Svoronos 974 var. (control mark).

AE40 about 46.5 g.

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Ar 0.249g, 6.7mm
Elea(Elia?), Aeolis, AR Hemiobol. Late 5th century BC. Head of Athena left, in crested helmet / E L A I, around olive wreath, all within incuse square. SNG Cop 164 ex Forvm
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27 viewsHiketas II, Sicily, Syracuse Mint 287-278 BC. AE20mm . Obv. Laureate head of Zeus Hellanios left. Rev. Eagle standing left on thunderbolt. Lee S
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27 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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11 viewsPhrygia, Apameia Æ20. 133-148 BC. Laureate head of Zeus right / Cult statue of Artemis Anaïtis facing; AΠAMEΩN downwards to right, AΠOΛΛ downwards to left. SNG Copenhagen -, cf. BMC 63 (unlisted magistrate). 7.78g, 20mm, 12h.Pericles J2
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Thrace, Perinthos. Under Roman Rule. Circa 1st-2nd Century AD27 views Æ 24.5mm (8.4 gr gm).
Obv. Laureate head of Herakles left
Rev. PERIN-QIWN, Zeus seated left, holding patera and
sceptre; eagle at feet

Thank you to Akropolis for identification
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149 viewsAugustus 27BC - 14 AD
Denarius
Northern Peleponesian mint
Obv: AVGVSTVS
Bare head right
Rev: IOVI OLV
Hexastyle temple to Zeus at Olympia
RIC 472
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7 Gallienus29 viewsGALLIENUS
Æ 10 Assaria of Pamphylia, Perge/Perga, 253-268. AD

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

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

Not in references, but identical coin sold in CNG 217, Lot 283
Sosius
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Alexander I, Balas34 viewsAE 20, Syria, Alexander I Balas, ca. 128-123 BC, Obv: Alexander right. Rev: ΑΠΑΜΕΩΝ, ΓΕΡ around Zeus, c/m of grain, gF/VF. Lindgren I, 1830.Molinari
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Asclepius Intaglio47 viewsMale figure Asclepius? holding two snakes.

Asclepius was the god of healing though he, like Heracles, was born as a mortal. Athena gave Asclepius two types of blood to help with his healing work, both from the gorgon, Medusa. One took life quickly but the other restored life. When Asclepius used this life restoring blood he encroached on the preserve of the gods and Zeus struck him down with a thunderbolt. One of the most famous centres for Asclepius worship was at Epidaurus on the Peloponnese. Snakes were sacred to the god and when the Romans embraced him as one of theirs his cult was supposedly taken to Rome in the body of a snake. He was preserved in the heavens as the constellation Ophiuchus, the serpent holder. The Romanised version of his name is Aesculapius.

0.34g

Greek or more likely Roman Provincial

Ex-Time Machine

Sold Forum Auctions December 2017
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Baktrian Kingdom, Diodotos I, ca. 255/250-240 BC, AR Tetradrachm 22 viewsDiademed head of Diodotos I right.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ANTIOXOY Zeus advancing left hurling thunderbolt, eagle at feet, ΙΔΤ (Iota, Delta, Sampi) monogram in inner left field.

Holt A6.4 (this coin); Kritt A6 (plate 2 A6 this coin); CSE 1294 (this coin); SNG Lockett 3109 (this coin ID: SNGuk_0300_3109); Pozzi 2945 (this coin); ESM 717α (this coin); SNG ANS 77; SC 631.a; Bopearachchi 2E; Mitchiner 64d; Qunduz 6; HGC 9, 243.
Mint "A" - Ai Khanoum

(26 mm, 15.73 g, 6h).
Herakles Numismatics; ex- Houghton Collection (CSE 1294); ex- Lockett Collection (SNGLockett 3109); ex- Pozzi Collection: Naville Sale I (1921) 2945 (sold for CHF 35).

This coin has a very distinguished provenance and has been published as plate coin in four reference works.

The emission with the ΙΔΤ (Iota, Delta Sampi) mint control mark is the most abundant of the Diodotid issues, representing about 13% of known Diodotid precious metal coins. The same control carries over into the early coinage of Euthydemos, although eventually displaced by the PK control monogram after 208/6 BC when Antiochos III captured Ai Khanoum while Euthydemos remained besieged at Baktra, after which it appears that Baktra/Balkh assumed the role of primary royal mint in Baktria. In is notable that the Archaic Greek letter Sampi forms the bottom of the ΙΔΤ monogram. It is an Archaic Greek form of a double Sigma that persisted in Greek dialects of Asia Minor. Many Greek settlers from Asia Minor migrated to Baktria, including the illustrious ruler Euthydemos from Magnesia in either Lydia, or Ionia. The archaic Greek Sampi possibly traveled to Baktria with the earliest Greek settlers from Asia Minor.
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C POBLICIUS Q F. 80 BC89 viewsHelmeted bust of Roma right / Hercules strangling the Nemean lion; bow and quiver at left; club below. Cr. 380/1.

POBLICIA, a plebian family, but of consular rank. Its cognomen on coins is Malleolus. There are fifteen varieties, all of silver, on some of which a small hammer or mallett is engraved, evidently alluding to the surname Malleolus.

The first of Heracles' twelve labours, set by King Eurystheus (his cousin) was to slay the Nemean lion.

According to one version of the myth, the Nemean lion took women as hostages to its lair in a cave near Nemea, luring warriors from nearby towns to save the damsel in distress. After entering the cave, the warrior would see the woman (usually feigning injury) and rush to her side. Once he was close, the woman would turn into a lion and kill the warrior, devouring his remains and giving the bones to Hades.

Heracles wandered the area until he came to the town of Cleonae. There he met a boy who said that if Heracles slew the Nemean lion and returned alive within 30 days, the town would sacrifice a lion to Zeus; but if he did not return within 30 days or he died, the boy would sacrifice himself to Zeus.[3] Another version claims that he met Molorchos, a shepherd who had lost his son to the lion, saying that if he came back within 30 days, a ram would be sacrificed to Zeus. If he did not return within 30 days, it would be sacrificed to the dead Heracles as a mourning offering.

While searching for the lion, Heracles fetched some arrows to use against it, not knowing that its golden fur was impenetrable; when he found and shot the lion and firing at it with his bow, he discovered the fur's protective property when the arrow bounced harmlessly off the creature's thigh. After some time, Heracles made the lion return to his cave. The cave had two entrances, one of which Heracles blocked; he then entered the other. In those dark and close quarters, Heracles stunned the beast with his club and, using his immense strength, strangled it to death. During the fight the lion bit off one of his fingers. Others say that he shot arrows at it, eventually shooting it in the unarmoured mouth.

After slaying the lion, he tried to skin it with a knife from his belt, but failed. He then tried sharpening the knife with a stone and even tried with the stone itself. Finally, Athena, noticing the hero's plight, told Heracles to use one of the lion's own claws to skin the pelt.

When he returned on the thirtieth day carrying the carcass of the lion on his shoulders, King Eurystheus was amazed and terrified. Eurystheus forbade him ever again to enter the city; in future he was to display the fruits of his labours outside the city gates. Eurystheus warned him that the tasks set for him would become increasingly difficult. He then sent Heracles off to complete his next quest, which was to destroy the Lernaean hydra.

The Nemean lion's coat was impervious to the elements and all but the most powerful weapons. Others say that Heracles' armour was, in fact, the hide of the lion of Cithaeron.
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Celtic imitation of Thrace. Odessos. AE 19mm.56 viewsCeltic imitation of Thrace. Odessos.
Late 3rd century BC.
Obv. Laureate head of Zeus right
Rev. Horseman riding right, OΔΗΣΙΤΩΝ ,
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ILIRIA - DIRRAQUIO/EPIDAMNOS20 viewsAR dracma 18X16 mm 2.4 gr.

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

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

Referencias: Sear GCTV Vol.I #1900 var Pag.187 – BMC Vol.7 #62-64 Pag.69 – SNG Copenhagen #467 - Maier #201 - Ceka #320
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Kingdom of Macedon, Alexander the Great, 336-323 BC, AR obol.19 viewsKingdom of Macedon, Alexander the Great, 336-323 BC, AR obol.
Struck c. 336-323 BC, Head of Hecrules right, wearing
lion skin, knotted at base of neck. / Zeus, nude to waist, seated
left on ornate throne, holding eagle and scepter within dotted circle.
CANTANATRIX
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Kings of Macedon, Alexander III the Great, 336-323 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Amphipolis Mint under Antipater86 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.
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Lysimachos 35 viewsLysimachos
Drachm Colophon 301-297 b.c

Obverse:Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Reverse:ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ;Zeus on throne holding eagle; forepart of lion and torch at left field, pentagram under throne

17.31mm 4.10gm

Price L26 ; Thompson 126
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Macedon,Alexander III. AR tetradrachm32 viewsprice 1679 / Themnos mint /188-170BC
obv: head of Herakles r. wearing lion-skin
rev: Zeus Aetophoros seated l. M l. in field. monograms
above oinoche withen vine tendril,eagle and sceptre
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Macedonia, Alexander III The Great Tetradrachm, c. 325-320 BC176 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
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Macedonian Kingdom: Philip III Arrhidaios (323-317 BCE) AR Drachm, Abydus (ADM II series VIII, 124-5)17 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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Sardes,Lydia Ae 1510 viewsBMC Lydia p.248,85 / 117-192AD
obv: dia.drp.bust of Zeus Lydios r.
obv: young Herakles std. front head l. resting r.
on club. lion skin on l. arm
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SOLD Alexander 1 Balas Tetradrachm 147/6 BC SOLD4 views SOLD Obv : Diademed head of Alexander 1 Balas in reeded border
30.5 mm 16.25gm SC 1784.8i,
Antioch on the Orontes mint
Rev: Nike offering wreath to Zeus seated left
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Theta within Delta monogram inner LF
Exergue : 166 ( SE date = 147/6 BC) Φ SOLD
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SOLD Antiochus V111 "Grypos" 121-98/6 BC Tetradrachm SOLD7 viewsSOLD Obverse Antiochus In fillet border
32mm 16.27gm
Struck 115/13 B.C. Ake-Ptolemais mint
SC 2336.2a
Reverse.. Zeus Ouranos
Ins: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Control mark ΔΡ left field
All surrounded by a wreath SOLD
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Λ (or possibly Δ)195 viewsCILICIA. Adana (?). Elagabalus. Æ 34. A.D. 218-222. Obv: AVKMAVPANTΩNEINOCCEΓ (or similar), Π-Π on either side of portrait. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark on head. Rev: AΔAN-EΩN (?). Zeus seated left on throne, holding staff in left hand and patera right hand, right arm extended. Ref: BMC -. Axis: 165°. Weight: 22.31 g. CM: Λ (or possibly Δ) in circular punch, 5 mm. Howgego -. Note: Deeply recessed countermark. Collection Automan.Automan
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18 viewsEGYPT, Hermopolis Parva
PB Tessera (16mm, 1.87 g, 12h)
Head of Zeus-Ammon right
Baboon (Thoth) seated right
Milne 5347-52; Dattari (Savio) 11833; Köln –
Ardatirion
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31 viewsEGYPT, Oxyrhynchus
PB Tessera (26mm, 6.53 g, 1 h)
Athena-theoris advancing right, fighting serpent
Zeus Nicephorus seated left
Milne 5303-6 (same reverse die as illustration); Dattari (Savio) -; Köln 3554 (same dies)
Ardatirion
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9 viewsEGYPT, Sais(?)
PB Tessera (19mm, 2.52 g)
Head of Zeus-Ammon right
Helmeted head of Athena right, holding spear
Milne 5386-9; Dattari (Savio) –; Köln –
Ardatirion
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"Epirus, the Epeirote Republic, Didrachm size modern fake, genuine drachm prototypes dated 234-168 BC. "69 viewsEpirus, the Epeirote Republic, modern fake, genuine drachm prototypes dated 234-168 BC.,
Didrachm size (ø 22 mm / 8,50 g), silver, axes about coin alignment ↑↓ (ca. 160°), edge: 50 % filed, 50 % hammered,
Obv.: A· , laureate head of Zeus Dodonaios right, A· behind, dotted border.
Rev.: AΠEI / PΩTAN , eagle standing right on thunderbolt, all within oak wreath, dotted border.
for prototype cf. BMC p. 89, no. 14 (drachm size 4,5-5,0 g., AI· -monogram behind head on obverse) ; - Dewing 1444 (same) ; Franke, - Epirus 100 (same) ; - SNG Cop. 108ff. ; for a drachm showing similar style cf. http://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=748945 (also a fake?) .

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"STAR OF BETHLEHEM", ANTIOCH56 viewsSTRUCK 12-14 AD
AE 21 mm 7.36 g
O: LAUREATE HEAD OF ZEUS RIGHT
R: EPI SILANOU ANTIOCEWN
RAM LEAPING RIGHT, HEAD TURNED BEHIND, STAR ABOVE, DM BELOW (YEAR 44)
ANTIOCH, SYRIA (under the Romans, Legate Silanus)
RPC 4269, BMC Galatia 65 Scarce.
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"STAR OF BETHLEHEM", ANTIOCH34 viewsSTRUCK 12-14 AD
AE 19.5 mm 6.58 g
O: LAUREATE HEAD OF ZEUS RIGHT
R: EPI SILANOU ANTIOCEWN
RAM LEAPING RIGHT, HEAD TURNED BEHIND, STAR ABOVE, DM BELOW (YEAR 44)
ANTIOCH, SYRIA (under the Romans, Legate Silanus)
RPC 4269, BMC Galatia 65 Scarce.
laney
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(0138) ANTONINUS PIUS26 views138 - 161 AD
AE 30.5 mm; 18.79 g
O: AVT AI ADRIAN - ANTWNEINOC, laureate head r.
R: NEIKOPO - LEITWN / PROC ICTRW, Zeus enthroned l., resting wih l. hand on sceptre and holding with extended r. hand patera over burning altar.
Nikopolis ad Istrum
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2015) 8.6.1.2 var (vs bare head and ICTR)
Rare
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(0217) DIADUMENIAN37 views217-218 AD
struck 218 AD
AE 27 mm 11.84 g
O: [K M] OPPEL ANTWNI DIADOVM[ENIANOC], bare head right
R: VII AGRIPPA NIKOPOLITWN PROC ICTR, Zeus seated left holding patera and scepter
Legate Marcus Claudius Agrippa
Moushmov 1327
Nikopolis, Moesia Inferior
laney
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(0217) MACRINUS32 views217 - 218 AD
AE 27 mm; 14.35 g
(struck under governor Statius Longinus)
O: Laureate head of Macrinus right
R: Zeus seated lleft holding long scepter and patera
Moesia Inferior, Nikopolis
AMNG 1720-1723
d.s.
laney
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(0218) ELAGABALUS30 views218 - 222 AD
AE 25.5 mm 9.49 g
O: Laureate bust right
R: Zeus seated left holding patera in right hand and scepter in left
AMNG 1894 var.;
Nikopolis ad Istrum mint
laney
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(0218) Elagabalus, with Julia Maesa11 viewsAD 218-222. (Julius Antonius Seleucus, legatus consularis)
AE Pentassarian 27 mm, 8.95 g
O: Confronted busts of Elagabalus right, laureate, draped, and cuirassed, and Maesa left, draped and wearing stephane
R: Zeus standing left, holding patera and scepter; E (mark of value) to right.
MOESIA INFERIOR, Marcianopolis. ref. a) AMNG I/1, 936
b) Varbanov (engl.) 1642
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No. 6.28.1.2 var. (E in right field)
laney
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(0238) GORDIAN III14 viewsGORDIAN III (with Tranquillina)
238 - 244 AD
AE 27 mm, 10.47 g
O: AVT KM ANT GORDIANOC AVG CE (VG ligate); TRANKVK / LEINA in 2 liines in exe, WN legate. Confronted busts of Gordian III and Tranquillina
R:.VP TERTVLLIANOV MARKIANOPO LIT; in right field WN; E in left field. Serapis standing, in kalathos, left hand extended upward, scepter in left hand.
Moesia Inferior, Markianopolis; AMNG I/1 1174. Rare
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(0244) PHILIP I37 views244 - 249 AD
AE 29 mm 17.01 g
O: AVTOK K M IOVL FILIPPOC CEB, laureate draped bust right (COUNTERMARKED)
R: ZEVG[MATEWN], tetrastyle temple (of Zeus?) with peribolos containing grove of trees, capricorn in ex.
Zeugma, Commagene. Roman Syria
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(04) CALIGULA 20 views37-41 AD
AE 20 mm, 6.85 g
(Aristarchos, magistrate)
O: Laureate head right
R: Zeus standing left, holding eagle and scepter.
PHRYGIA, Aezanis. RPC I 3079; SNG Copenhagen 76.
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(06) NERO--COUNTERMARKED47 views54 - 68 AD
AE 19 mm 3.02 g
Phrygia, Akmoneia (probably L. Servenius Capito and his wife Iulia Severa. Struck circa 65 AD).
O: draped bust right; countermark: Asklepios holding snake-encircled staff
R: Zeus seated left, holding patera and sceptre
cf SNG von Aulock 3375 (same countermark).
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*CILICIA, Tarsos. Æ24 San- and Phili-, magistrates. Tyche enthroned/Zeus Nikephoros40 viewsCILICIA, Tarsos. 164-27 BC. Æ24 San- and Phili-, magistrates. Tyche, turreted and veiled, holding grain ears in extended right hand, seated right on throne, right foot on the shoulder of the river god Orontes, who swims right below / TARSEWN, Zeus Nikephoros seated left; SAN/FILI in two lines to left. Cf. SNG France 1374; SNG Levante 979-80 var. (magistrates); SNG Copenhagen -; SNG von Aulock -; BMC -. ancientone
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*Lydia, Nysa. Marcus Aurelius. Regling, Nysa 86 37 viewsÆ23. Lydia, Nysa. Marcus Aurelius (Caesar AD 136–161; Emperor 161–180), laureate head to r., cuirassed bust with paludamentum, back to viewer. ΑΥ ΚΑΙ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟC or "Imperator Caesar Antoninus" Rev., Zeus seated, holding patera and long scepter. ΕΠ ΓΡ ΑΣΙΑΤΙΚΟΥ Κ[ΟΡΝ] ΝΥΣΑ[ΕΩΝ]. Asiatikos Korn(eliou), grammateus. Regling, Nysa 86; RPC IV (temporary №) 1455. Ex Collegium Josephinum Bonn 1-9-2010.

Same dies as RPC IV specimen: http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/1455/

*Note: Made a slight adjustment to image for brightness, contrast, and intensity.
Mark Fox
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002p Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), Phrygia, Laodikeia ad Lycum, Anto Polemon, Philopatris, RPC I 2898, AE-20, Zeus standing left, Rare! #1118 views002p Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), Phrygia, Laodikeia ad Lycum, Anto Polemon, Philopatris, RPC I 2898, AE-20, Zeus standing left, Rare!#1
avers: ΣEBAΣ TOΣ, Bare head of Augustus right.
reverse: ΠOΛEMΩN/ΦIΛOΠATΡIΣ/ΛAOΔIKEΩN, Zeus standing left holding eagle and scepter.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 19,0-20,8mm, weight: 7,82g, axes: 0h,
mint: Phrygia, Laodikeia ad Lycum, Anto Polemon, Philopatris, date: 63 B.C-14 A.D., ref: RPC I 2898, Rare!
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005cc. Valeria Messalina48 viewsMessalina, 41-48 AD

Size/Weight: 17mm, 3.36g

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

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

This should look familiar, A. Reich :)

Attribution: RPC 2430, SNG Aulock -, SNG Leypold -, SNG Righetti -, Lindgren -, Sear GIC –
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005p Tiberius (14-37 A.D.), Phrygia, Laodicea ad Lycum, RPC I 2901, AE-18, -/-//--, ΠYΘHΣ ΠYΘOY ΛAO∆IKEΩN, Zeus Laodiceus standing left, 98 views005p Tiberius (14-37 A.D.), Phrygia, Laodicea ad Lycum, RPC I 2901, AE-18, -/-//--, ΠYΘHΣ ΠYΘOY ΛAO∆IKEΩN, Zeus Laodiceus standing left,
avers: ΣEBAΣTOΣ, Bare head of Tiberius right.
reverse: ΠYΘHΣ ΠYΘOY ΛAO∆IKEΩN, Zeus Laodiceus standing left with eagle and staff, left and right pilei with star
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,0-18,5mm, weight: 6,14 g, axes: 11h,
mint: Phrygia, Laodicea ad Lycum, date: 35-36 A.D., ref: RPC I. 2901, SNG Cop 550, BMC Phrygia p. 301, 138 (Augustus !),
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01-01 - INCIERTO21 viewsPlomo 13 x 12 mm 1.3 gr.

Anv: Cabeza de Zeus viendo a derecha.
Rev: Toro avanzando a izquierda. Con leyenda sobre él.

Referencias: Hoover, O.D., 2006. A Reassessment of Nabatean Lead Coinage in Light of New Discoveries, Numismatic Chronicle, Vol.166, 2006, pp.105-119, pl.27-30. (Thanks boazin)
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0130 - Drachm Alexander III the Great 310-01 BC51 viewsObv/ Head of Heracles r. wearing lion-skin headdress.
Rev/ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus Aëtophoros seated on backless throne l., holding eagle on outstretched r.h. and scepter in l.h.; under throne, monogram; before, Φ.

Ag, 18.0 mm, 4.15 g
Mint: Colophon.
Price 1828
ex-Numismatik Lanz, eBay jul 2011 - art. #300569784336
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0146 - Drachm Alexander III the Great 295-75 BC49 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.; before, MI in monogram; behind, (Α)ΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟ(Υ).

Ag, 19.0 mm, 4.28 g
Mint: Miletus.
Price 2151
ex-CNG, auction e260, lot 234
dafnis
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0176 - Drachm Alexander III the Great 328-23 BC28 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.; before, Demeter with two torches; behind, ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; under throne, monogram with circle, line and triangle.

Ag, 17.5 mm, 4.32 g
Mint: Lampsacus.
Price 1356
ex-Gitbud & Naumann, auction Pecunem 12, lot 119
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02-02 - Antioco I Soter (281 - 261 A.C.)42 viewsDespués de la muerte de Alejandro Magno, sus generales se repartieron el imperio, siendo protagonistas durante veinte años de grandes luchas y peleas por obtener el poder. Fueron los llamados diádocos, (διάδοχοι) o sucesores. La lucha entre ellos para obtener el poder y la hegemonía duró casi cincuenta años, hasta el 281 adC en que murió el último de los diádocos, Seleuco I Nikátor. Después de estos antiguos generales gobernaron los llamados epígonos (επίγονοι), que significa los nacidos después.
Antíoco I Sóter (que quiere decir 'salvador') (324 adC-261 adC) era hijo del fundador de la dinastía Seléucida, Seleuco I Nicátor y de Apame, princesa sogdiana y nieta de Espitamenes. Se casó con su madrastra, Estratónice. Era uno de estos epígonos a que se refiere la Historia. Se le conoce sobre todo por su triunfo frente a los gálatas en Asia Menor (pueblo galo procedente de Europa que se asentó aquí en el siglo III adC), cuya invasión supo detener a tiempo. Los gálatas venían de una expedición contra los griegos y habían sido vencidos por ellos. Pero al amparo de esta invasión frustrada se fueron formando pequeños Estados independientes que se irán consolidando durante los reinados de los reyes sucesores de Antíoco. Fue enemigo de otro de los epígonos, Ptolomeo II de Egipto y en las luchas que mantuvo contra él Antíoco perdió grandes extensiones de terreno además de que el rey egipcio consiguiera también la hegemonía sobre el mar Mediterráneo. Murió en combate durante la guerra que mantuvo contra Eumenes I, gobernador del reino de Pérgamo en Asia Menor. A Antíoco I le sucedió su hijo Antíoco II Teos (el dios).(Wikipedia)
AE 17 mm 5.8 gr.

Anv: Busto con diadema viendo a derecha.
Rev: "BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY" - Zeus de pié de frente viendo a izquierda sosteniendo estrella ? en mano derecha extendida y cetro en izquierda.

Ceca: Antioquía en Orontes
Referencias:
mdelvalle
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0215 - Drachm Alexander III the Great 328-23 BC15 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
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03 - Trajan Tetradrachm - Bust of Nilus - Radiate bust of Trajan46 viewsRoman Empire
Emperor Trajan (98 - 117 AD)
Tetradrachm from the mint at Alexandria, Egypt.
Regnal Year: 20 = 116/117 AD.

(titles in Greek)
obv: Radiate bust of Trajan facing right. Star to right, below chin.
rev: Bust of Nilus, wearing taenia, crowned with reeds and lotus, facing right, lotus bud and cornucopia by right shoulder. Date in fields.

Weight: 13.04 Grams
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03. Alexander the Great.126 viewsTetradrachm, ca 325 - 323 BC, "Babylon" mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. M and a bee at left, monogram under throne.
17.12 gm., 26 mm.
P. #3619; M. #696.

Martin J. Price assigns this coin to the mint at "Babylon," but he says (p. 456 -57) it is possible that coins of "group two" may have been minted at Susa or Ecbatana.
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03. Celtic AE tetradrachm - KAPOSTALER type - c.100-75/50 BC671 viewsobv: Degraded head of Zeus right
rev: Horseman left, with large crest above head; crescent to left
ref: Pink 484-495; Göbl OTA 484-495; LaTour 9807; Kostial 766-797; Dembski 1413-1427;
mint: Szalacska oppidum
8.64gms, 22mm

Description of this type see my East celtic coins topic at the Classical Numismatics
berserker
049_Septimius_Severus_(193-211_A_D_),_AE-17_AV-KAI-CE-CEVHPOC_NIKOPOLITON_Nicopolis_Ad_Istrum_HHJ-08_14_01_15-p-47_Q-001_7h_17,5mm_3,86g-s~0.jpg
049p Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ-08.14.01.15, AE-16, NIKOΠOΛITΩN, Zeus seated left, 63 views049p Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ-08.14.01.15, AE-16, NIKOΠOΛITΩN, Zeus seated left,
avers:- AV-KAI-CE-CEVHPOC, Laureate head right.
revers:- NIKOΠOΛ-ITΩN, Zeus with patera seated left.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 16,5-19,5mm, weight: 2,46g, axes: 7h,
mint: Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, date: 193-211 A.D., ref: HHJ-08.14.01.15,p-47, PB-1346-1347, HM-947,
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05. Celtic AE tetradrachm - KAPOSTALER type - c.100-75/50 BC471 viewsobv: Degraded head of Zeus right
rev: Horseman left, with large crest above head; crescent to left
ref: Pink 484-495; Göbl OTA 484-495; LaTour 9807; Kostial 766-797; Dembski 1413-1427;
mint: Szalacska oppidum
8.12gms, 22mm

Description of this type see my East celtic coins topic at the Classical Numismatics
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05. Philip III.80 viewsTetradrachm, 323 - 317 BC, "Babylon" mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. M at left, ΛΥ between the rungs of the throne.
16.99 gm., 27 mm.
P. #P181; M. #99; S. #6749.

Martin J. Price assigns this coin to the mint at "Babylon," but he says (p. 455) that coins with the M-ΛΥ monograms may have to be assigned to Susa after further study.
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051p Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ 8.18.01.01-7variation, AE-27, VΠ-AVP-ΓAΛΛOV-NIKOΠOLITΩN-ΠPOCICT, Zeus, in himation, seated left,65 views051p Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), AE-27, Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ 8.18.01.01-7variation, AE-27, VΠ-AVP-ΓAΛΛOV-NIKOΠOLITΩN-ΠPOCICT, Zeus, in himation, seated left,
avers:- AY.K.M.AY-ANTΩNINO, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.(avers type HHJ 8.18.10.5)
revers:- VΠ-AVP-ΓAΛΛOV-NIKOΠOLITΩN-(ΠPOCICTP in ex.), Zeus, in himation, seated left, holding patera in right hand and resting with left hand on sceptre.
exe: -/-//ΠPOCICTP, diameter: 27mm, weight: 10,48g, axis: 7h,
mint: Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, Aurelius Gallus (201-203 A.D.), date: 201-203 A.D., Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov 8.18.01.01,
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ps: " a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2012):
rev. No. 8.18.1.1 var.
obv. e.g. No. 8.18.10.5 corr. (Hermes, writes ANTWNEINo)
unpublished?" by Jochen thank you Jochen.
Nikopolis Addenda II, # 117,
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054p Macrinus (217-218 A.D.), Moesia, Markianopolis, Pfeiffer 218 (same dies), AE-27, Pentassarion, Pontianus, Zeus with an eagle at feet, 64 views054p Macrinus (217-218 A.D.), Moesia, Markianopolis, Pfeiffer 218 (same dies), AE-27, Pentassarion, Pontianus, Zeus with an eagle at feet,
avers: AV K OΠΠEΛ CEV MAKPEINOC•K M OΠEΛ ANTΩNEINOC, Laureate bust of Macrinus facing bare-headed bust of Diadumenian.
reverse: VΠ ΠONTIANOV MAPKIANO/ΠOΛI, Naked Zeus standing left, holding patera and scepter, eagle at his feet.
exergue: Є/-//--, diameter: 26,5-27,5mm, weight:14,04g, axis: 7h,
mint: Moesia, Markianopolis, Pontianus, date: 217-218 A.D., ref: Pfeiffer 218 (same dies), AMNG 715, Varbanov (2005, English) I. 1240, Hristova-Jekov (2014) 06.24.01.??, Not in,
a) Not in Hristova/Jekov (2014):
rev. HJ (2014) 6.24.1.5 (same die)
obv. HJ (2014) 6.24.1. 3 (but writes AVT K OPEL, the depicted coin is very worn)
b) Megaw (2nd ed,) MAR5.59c (but writes AVT K OPEL, the depicted coin is very worn)
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056p Elagabalus (218-222 A.D.), and Julia Maesa, Moesia, Markianopolis, Hristova-Jekov 06.28.3.3., AE-28, VΠ IOVΛ ANT CEΛEVKOV MAPKIANOΠOLITΩN, Zeus left,88 views056p Elagabalus (218-222 A.D.), and Julia Maesa, Moesia, Markianopolis, Hristova-Jekov 06.28.3.3., AE-28, VΠ IOVΛ ANT CEΛEVKOV MAPKIANOΠOLITΩN, Zeus left,
avers: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC AVΓ IOVΛIA MAICA AVΓ, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus facing diademed and draped bust of Julia Maesa
revers: VΠ IOVΛ ANT CEΛEVKOV MAPKIANOΠOLITΩN (AP and ΩN ligate), Zeus standing left with patera and sceptre, E to right.
exe: -/E//--, diameter: 27-28mm, weight: 13,24g, axis:0h,
mint: Moesia, Markianopolis, Magistrate:Iulius Antoninus Selevkus, date: 218-222 A.D.,
ref: Hristova/Jekov (2014) No. 06.28.3.3.,
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06. "Amphipolis": Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.34 viewsTetradrachm, ca 320 - 317 BC, "Amphipolis" mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. Branch of laurel at left, Π under throne.
17.33 gm., 25 mm.
P. #124; M. #560.

Alexander appointed Antipater regent in Macedon during his absence. After Alexander's death in 323 BC, Antipater continued ruling as regent until his own death in 319 BC. Most coins issued in Macedon during this time continued to be in the name of Alexander.
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06. Celtic AE tetradrachm - KAPOSTALER type - c.100-75/50 BC442 viewsobv: Degraded head of Zeus right
rev: Horseman left, with large crest above head; crescent to left
ref: Pink 484-495; Göbl OTA 484-495; LaTour 9807; Kostial 766-797; Dembski 1413-1427;
mint: Szalacska oppidum
8.35gms, 21mm

Description of this type see my East celtic coins topic at the Classical Numismatics
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062p Severus Alexander (222-235 A.D.), Bithynia, Nikaia, AE-22, ΝΙΚΑΙΕΩN, Zeus seated left, Rare !!!,74 views062p Severus Alexander (222-235 A.D.), Bithynia, Nikaia, AE-22, ΝΙΚΑΙΕΩN, Zeus seated left, Rare !!!,
avers:- M-AYP-ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟC-K, Bare headed, Cuirassed bust right,
revers:- ΝΙΚΑΙ-ΕΩΝ, Zeus seated left, holding patera and sceptre,
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 21-22 mm, weight:6,22 g, axis:1h,
mint: Bithynia, Nikaia, date: Severus Alexander as Caesar under Elagabalus, mid-221 A.D. to March 222 A.D., rare!, ref: Not in Rec. Gen.,
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068 Tranqullina. AE 2412 viewsobv: SAB TRANQVILLINA AVG drp. bust r.
rv: FL PA_C DEVLT Zeus on thron holding patera in r. hand,
scepter with bird at end in r. hand
"wife of Gordian III"
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07. "Pella": Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.30 viewsTetradrachm, ca 315 - 310 BC, "Pella" mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. Boeotian shield at left, Σ. between the rungs of the throne.
17.24 gm., 26 mm.
P. #250; PROa #135.

Alexander appointed Antipater regent in Macedon during his absence. After Alexander's death in 323 BC, Antipater continued ruling as regent until his own death in 319 BC. Thereafter his son Kassander ruled until 297 BC, eventually taking the title of King in 305 BC. He was notorious for his cruelty, and in 311 BC he killed Alexander's widow and her young son. The silver coinage of Kassander's reign was all issued in the name of Alexander.
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071 - Elagabalus, AE26, Nikopolis ad Istrum, Zeus33 viewsAE27
Obv:– AVT M AVP ANTWNINOC, Radiate, draped bust right
Rev:– VP NOBIOV POVFOV NIKOPOLITWN / PROC ICPTON, Naked Zeus standing facing, head left, holding patera and sceptre; eagle at feet
Struck under the magistrate Novius Rufus
Minted in Nikopolis ad Istrum

Ref??? Any help most welcome.
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0717 THRACE, Perinthus. Sabina Hera standing13 viewsReference.
RPC III 717 var. (no altar).

Obv. СΑΒΙΝΑ СΕΒΑСΤΗ
Draped bust right.

Rev. ΠΕΡΙΝΘΙΩΝ
Hera standing left, holding sceptre and patera over lighted altar to left.

4.6 gr
20 mm
6h

Note.
Hera was the wife and older sister of Zeus. She was as goddess of women and marriage. Juno was her equivalent in Roman mythology.
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072p Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), Thrace, Odessos, Varb-4554v, AE-27, ΟΔHCCΕΙΤΩΝ, Gordian III. and Serapis, Zeus seated left,62 views072p Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), Thrace, Odessos, Varb-4554v, AE-27, ΟΔHCCΕΙΤΩΝ, Gordian III. and Serapis, Zeus seated left,
avers:- AVT-K-M-ANTΩNINOC-ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟC, Lar., dr. and cuir. bust of Gordian-III r., facing bust of Serapis left, modius on head, cornucopiae to right.
revers:- ΟΔHC-CΕΙΤΩΝ, Zeus seated left, holding patera and sceptre, eagle at foot.
exe: -/-//E, diameter: 27mm, weight: 11,58g, axis:6h,
mint: Thrace, Odessos, date: ?, ref: Varb-4554v-"A"legend" avers ! R3!, AMNG-2326,
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072p Gordianus-III. and Tranquillina (238-244 A.D.), Thrace, Tomis, Varb-4584v, AE-26, MHTPO ΠONTOY TOMEΩC, Zeus standing left,62 views072p Gordianus-III. and Tranquillina (238-244 A.D.), Thrace, Tomis, Varb-4584v, AE-26, MHTPO ΠONTOY TOMEΩC, Zeus standing left,
avers:- AVT-K-M-ANT-ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟC-ΑVΓ-CΕ_ΤRANKVΛ/ΛEINA, Laurated, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian-III right, facing diademed and draped bust of Tranquillina left.
revers:- MHTPO-ΠONTOY-TOMEΩC, Zeus standing left, with patera and sceptre, eagle at feet, Δ in the left field.
exe: Δ/-//--, diameter: 26mm, weight: 10,78g, axis:6h,
mint: Thrace, Tomis, date: ?, ref: Varb-I-5728v-p-448, R3!
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08. Ecbatana: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.40 viewsTetradrachm, ca 311 - 295 BC, Ecbatana mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. Anchor, forepart of a grazing horse, and two monograms at left; ΣΩ under throne.
17.01 gm., 26 mm.
P. #3931; M. #1355; ESM #475.

This is a coin of the Seleucid Empire from the time of Seleukos I, Nikator. Seleukos used the anchor as his personal symbol. Some of Seleukos' coinage was in the name of Alexander, and some was in his own name
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09. Alexandria: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.113 viewsTetradrachm, ca 310 - 305 BC, Alexandria (Egypt) mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander with Horn of Ammon, wearing elephant skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Athena carrying shield and hurling spear. Also small eagle sitting on thunderbolt at right. Two monograms: one at left, one at right.
15.10 gm., 26 mm.
S. #7749; BMC 6.6, 46.

You may have noticed that I refer to the obverse portraits on the Alexander the Great coins as "Head of Alexander as Herakles." Much has been written about these portraits as to whether or not they really portray Alexander's likeness. There can be no doubt, however, that the portrait on this coin was intended to be that of Alexander. Ptolemy issued this coin in the name of Alexander while he was Satrap of Egypt. The elephant skin headdress was probably inspired by the lion's skin headdress on Alexander's own coins. It likely refers to Alexander's conquests in India where he defeated an Indian army with 200 elephants. Beneath the elephant skin headdress, right above his ear, Alexander wears the Horn of Zeus Ammon. The priests of Zeus Ammon recognized Alexander as divine when he visited Egypt in 331 BC.
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092 - Phillip II, AE26, Mesembria, Zeus26 viewsAE26
Obv:– M AP IOVΛIOX ΦIΛΛIΠOC KAICAP, Confronted busts of Philip II and Serapis
Rev:– MECAMBPIANΩN, Zeus standing left, holding patera and sceptre, eagle at feet
Minted in Thrace, Mesembria
Reference:– Thanks to Jochen for the attribution as followa "Varbanov (engl.) has your coin listed as #4298 and cites Ivan Karajotov, The Coinage of Mesambria, 2001, where it is #395. rated as r5 (100-200 ex.)"
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0986 BITHYNIA Koinon of Bithynia Hadrian Ae 33 Distyle temple13 viewsReference
RPC III, 986var (bust);

Issue Bronze; I. 1

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

Rev. ΚΟΙ-ΝΟΝ ΒΕΙΘΥΝΙΑС
Distyle temple on podium of two steps; within, Capitoline triad: in the centre, Zeus stands facing, resting with r. hand on long sceptre, between Hera, l. standing r. and Athena, r., standing l. Hera rests with l. hand on long sceptre. Athena crowns Zeus and holds an aphlaston in her l. hand; sacrificing Genius over altar with patera in hand, in pediment; Victories on raking cornices and on apex (?)

23.26 gr
33 mm
6h

Note.
New bust
Temple like RPC III, 986
Figures like RPC III, 985
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1. Alexander the Great, Silver Drachm123 views336-323 BC
Obv. Herakles head right
Rev. Zeus seated left
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10-Miletus: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.54 viewsTetradrachm, ca 295 - 275 BC, Miletus mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. MI monogram at left.
16.56 gm., 29 mm.
P. #2150; M. #1055.
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1026 BITHYNIA Caesarea Germanica Hadrian Ae 33 Zeus standing18 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1026; Rec 3

Obv. ΑΥΤΟ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟС ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС ΚΑΙСΑΡ СΕΒ
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, baldric strap over shoulder and across chest, seen from front

Rev. ΚΑΙΣΑΡΕΙΑΣ ΓΕΡΜΑΝΙΚΗΣ (in field), ΚΕΡ-ΣΟΝ
Zeus standing facing, head l., his r. hand resting on sceptre, his l. on his hip.

23 gr
33 mm
10h
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1027 BITHYNIA Caesarea Germanica Hadrian Ae 20 Zeus standing11 viewsReference. Extremely rare
RPC III, 1027/5

Obv. AV TPAIANOC ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC KAIC
Laureate head, cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r. , with paludamentum

Rev. ΚΑΙΣΑΡΕΙΑ(Σ) ΓΕΡΜΑΝΙΚΗ(Σ)
Zeus standing facing, head l., holding thunderbolt (?) in his r. hand

6.36 gr
20 mm
2h
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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.
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12. Callatis: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.34 viewsTetradrachm, ca 250 - 225 BC, Callatis mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. K at left, NAY under throne.
16.61 gm., 30 mm.
P. #943.

On the tag that came with this coin is the inscription "6 / Sept / 44 Bulgaria." The Soviet occupation of Bulgaria began on Sept. 9, 1944. It would be interesting to know the story behind that inscription as it applies to this coin...
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12. Demetrios II Nikator14 viewsSELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Demetrios II Nikator. Second reign, 129-125 BC. Æ Antioch mint. Struck 129-128 BC. Laureate head of Zeus right / Nike advancing left, holding wreath and palm; Ξ to inner left. SC 2170.1a; HGC 9, 1133.ecoli
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13. Phaselis: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.22 viewsTetradrachm, 206 / 05 BC, Phaselis mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. ΙΓ and Φ at left.
16.59 gm., 30 mm.
P. #2853.

The letters ΙΓ are a date: year 13. The dated coinage of Phaselis runs from year 1 through year 33. The coinage of Phaselis came to an end in 186 BC when the Treaty of Apamea gave Rhodes control over Lycia. That makes year 13 correspond to 206 / 205 BC. See pages 346 - 49 of Price, vol. I.
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1358 Hadrian, Cistophorus IONIA Smyrna Zeus seated30 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1358; Metcalf 29

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Bare head right

Rev. COS III
Zeus seated l. on throne holding small image of Ephesian Artemis in r. and sceptre in l.; to l., eagle

10.72 gr
29 mm
12h
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1368 Hadrian, Cistophorus CARIA, Cnidus? Zeus seated14 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1368; Metcalf 72

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Bust, draped, in cuirass, r. seen from rear

Rev. COS III
Zeus seated r. on throne holding vertical sceptre in upraised r. and Victory in extended left on globe

11.11 gr
28 mm
6h
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1375 Hadrian, Cistophorus CARIA, Cnidus? Zeus seated41 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1375/1; Metcalf 71; C. -; RIC -; BMC -; W. E. Metcalf, The Cistophori of Hadrian, 1980, 76, 308 Taf. 20 = RPC III 1375; M. 308

Obv. AVGVSTVS HADRIANVS
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from rear

Rev. COS III
Zeus seated r. on throne holding vertical sceptre in upraised r. and Victory on globe (corr.)

9.90 gr
27 mm
6h

Note.
ex Theodor Grewer collection
ex Kress, Auktion 158, 1973, Los 997
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1376A Hadrian, Cistophorus CARIA, Mylasa 134-38 AD Zeus Labraundos standing14 viewsReference.
unpubliched cf. Metcalf, Cistophori 38, 182-3 (for rev. type); cf. RPC III 1376 (for rev. type); cf. RSC 276 (for rev. type

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Bare head right.

Rev. COS III
Zeus Labraundos standing front holding double axe in r. and vertical spear in l., fillets falling to ground from wrists

9.84 gr
27.5 mm
6h
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1380 Hadrian, Cistophorus CARIA, Mylasa Zeus Karios standing37 viewsReference. very rare
RPC III, 1380, (this coin plate 59)Metcalf Type 42, BM-1063, C-274 (citing BM, 100 Fr.), RIC-495 (R2). Pinder 51.

Obv. HADRIANVS - AVGVSTVS P P
Head bare right.

Rev. COS - III
Zeus Karios standing front, holding spear and shield, both of which rest on ground; in front of the shield an eagle on a curving pedestal.

10.57 gr
25 mm
6h

Ex HJB 2016, Gemini III, 29 Jan. 2007, lot 373; CNG 70, 21 Sep. 2005, lot 995

Note.
Unusual image of a local Carian form of Zeus, which appears nowhere else in ancient coinage or ancient art. Very rare: only two specimens known to Metcalf. Our coin shares its obverse die with Metcalf's specimen 192, but is from a new reverse die. Apparently overstruck on a PAX cistophorus of Augustus, RPC-2203: the AX of PAX and the outline of Pax's lower body is faintly visible in reverse left field to the right of the C of COS, and above Zeus' head we can probably make out a leaf and two berries from the wreath encircling the original reverse type. The curious triangular indentation at 5 o'clock on obverse edge may be the lower corner of an IMP VES AVG countermark that had been applied to the cistophorus of Augustus and that was largely filled in when the coin was restruck for Hadrian.
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1390 Hadrian, Cistophorus PHRYGIA Aezani Zeus Aezani standing37 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1390; Metcalf, Cistophori pag. 60, 49 Taf. 15, 220 ff; RIC II 497 note; RSC 275b

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust right.

Rev. COS III
Jupiter (Zeus Aezani) naked to waist, standing left, holding eagle and scepter.

9.20 gr
26.5 mm
6h
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1399 Hadrian, Cistophorus Laodicea mint 128-132 AD Zeus standing34 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1399; Pinder 48; RIC 497; Metcalf, Cistophori, type 56; RSC 275

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Bare head right

Rev. COS III
Zeus Laodiceus standing left, holding eagle and scepter.

9.94 gr
27 mm
12h

Note von BMC
1 Cistophorus (tetradrachm) = 3 Denarii
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14. Rhodes: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.16 viewsTetradrachm, ca 201 - 190 BC, Rhodes mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. ΔΑΜΑΤΡΙΟΣ and rosebud at left, ΡΟ under throne.
16.89 gm., 32 mm.
P. #2521; M. #1162.

In 202 - 201 BC, Philip V of Macedon was threatening the cities of Asia Minor. Pergamum and Rhodes were political and military rivals, but they were allies against this common aggressor. Each city struck coins of the Alexander type so that the fleet and army assembled in this alliance could be paid in a common currency. By 190 BC old animosities reemerged and the joint coinage ended.
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1409a, Julian II "the Philosopher," February 360 - 26 June 363 A.D.143 viewsJulian II, A.D. 360-363; RIC 167; VF; 2.7g, 20mm; Constantinople mint; Obverse: DN FL CL IVLIANVS P F AVG, helmeted & cuirassed bust right, holding spear & shield; Reverse: VOT X MVLT XX in four lines within wreath; CONSPB in exergue; Attractive green patina. Ex Nemesis.


De Imperatoribus Romanis,
An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Emperors

Julian the Apostate (360-363 A.D.)

Walter E. Roberts, Emory University
Michael DiMaio, Jr., Salve Regina University

Introduction

The emperor Flavius Claudius Julianus reigned from 360 to 26 June 363, when he was killed fighting against the Persians. Despite his short rule, his emperorship was pivotal in the development of the history of the later Roman empire. This essay is not meant to be a comprehensive look at the various issues central to the reign of Julian and the history of the later empire. Rather, this short work is meant to be a brief history and introduction for the general reader. Julian was the last direct descendent of the Constantinian line to ascend to the purple, and it is one of history's great ironies that he was the last non-Christian emperor. As such, he has been vilified by most Christian sources, beginning with John Chrysostom and Gregory Nazianzus in the later fourth century. This tradition was picked up by the fifth century Eusebian continuators Sozomen, Socrates Scholasticus, and Theodoret and passed on to scholars down through the 20th century. Most contemporary sources, however, paint a much more balanced picture of Julian and his reign. The adoption of Christianity by emperors and society, while still a vital concern, was but one of several issues that concerned Julian.

It is fortunate that extensive writings from Julian himself exist, which help interpret his reign in the light of contemporary evidence. Still extant are some letters, several panegyrics, and a few satires. Other contemporary sources include the soldier Ammianus Marcellinus' history, correspondence between Julian and Libanius of Antioch, several panegyrics, laws from the Theodosian Code, inscriptions, and coinage. These sources show Julian's emphasis on restoration. He saw himself as the restorer of the traditional values of Roman society. Of course much of this was rhetoric, meant to defend Julian against charges that he was a usurper. At the same time this theme of restoration was central to all emperors of the fourth century. Julian thought that he was the one emperor who could regain what was viewed as the lost glory of the Roman empire. To achieve this goal he courted select groups of social elites to get across his message of restoration. This was the way that emperors functioned in the fourth century. By choosing whom to include in the sharing of power, they sought to shape society.

Early Life

Julian was born at Constantinople in 331. His father was Julius Constantius, half-brother of the emperor Constantine through Constantius Chlorus, and his mother was Basilina, Julius' second wife. Julian had two half-brothers via Julius' first marriage. One of these was Gallus, who played a major role in Julian's life. Julian appeared destined for a bright future via his father's connection to the Constantinian house. After many years of tense relations with his three half-brothers, Constantine seemed to have welcomed them into the fold of the imperial family. From 333 to 335, Constantine conferred a series of honors upon his three half-siblings, including appointing Julius Constantius as one of the consuls for 335. Julian's mother was equally distinguished. Ammianus related that she was from a noble family. This is supported by Libanius, who claimed that she was the daughter of Julius Julianus, a Praetorian Prefect under Licinius, who was such a model of administrative virtue that he was pardoned and honored by Constantine.

Despite the fact that his mother died shortly after giving birth to him, Julian experienced an idyllic early childhood. This ended when Constantius II conducted a purge of many of his relatives shortly after Constantine's death in 337, particularly targeting the families of Constantine's half-brothers. ulian and Gallus were spared, probably due to their young age. Julian was put under the care of Mardonius, a Scythian eunuch who had tutored his mother, in 339, and was raised in the Greek philosophical tradition, and probably lived in Nicomedia. Ammianus also supplied the fact that while in Nicomedia, Julian was cared for by the local bishop Eusebius, of whom the future emperor was a distant relation. Julian was educated by some of the most famous names in grammar and rhetoric in the Greek world at that time, including Nicocles and Hecebolius. In 344 Constantius II sent Julian and Gallus to Macellum in Cappadocia, where they remained for six years. In 351, Gallus was made Caesar by Constantius II and Julian was allowed to return to Nicomedia, where he studied under Aedesius, Eusebius, and Chrysanthius, all famed philosophers, and was exposed to the Neo-Platonism that would become such a prominent part of his life. But Julian was most proud of the time he spent studying under Maximus of Ephesus, a noted Neo-Platonic philospher and theurgist. It was Maximus who completed Julian's full-scale conversion to Neo-Platonism. Later, when he was Caesar, Julian told of how he put letters from this philosopher under his pillows so that he would continue to absorb wisdom while he slept, and while campaigning on the Rhine, he sent his speeches to Maximus for approval before letting others hear them. When Gallus was executed in 354 for treason by Constantius II, Julian was summoned to Italy and essentially kept under house arrest at Comum, near Milan, for seven months before Constantius' wife Eusebia convinced the emperor that Julian posed no threat. This allowed Julian to return to Greece and continue his life as a scholar where he studied under the Neo-Platonist Priscus. Julian's life of scholarly pursuit, however, ended abruptly when he was summoned to the imperial court and made Caesar by Constantius II on 6 November 355.

Julian as Caesar

Constantius II realized an essential truth of the empire that had been evident since the time of the Tetrarchy--the empire was too big to be ruled effectively by one man. Julian was pressed into service as Caesar, or subordinate emperor, because an imperial presence was needed in the west, in particular in the Gallic provinces. Julian, due to the emperor's earlier purges, was the only viable candidate of the imperial family left who could act as Caesar. Constantius enjoined Julian with the task of restoring order along the Rhine frontier. A few days after he was made Caesar, Julian was married to Constantius' sister Helena in order to cement the alliance between the two men. On 1 December 355, Julian journeyed north, and in Augusta Taurinorum he learned that Alamannic raiders had destroyed Colonia Agrippina. He then proceeded to Vienne where he spent the winter. At Vienne, he learned that Augustudunum was also under siege, but was being held by a veteran garrison. He made this his first priority, and arrived there on 24 June 356. When he had assured himself that the city was in no immediate danger, he journeyed to Augusta Treverorum via Autessioduram, and from there to Durocortorum where he rendezvoused with his army. Julian had the army stage a series of punitive strikes around the Dieuse region, and then he moved them towards the Argentoratum/Mongontiacum region when word of barbarian incursions reached him.

From there, Julian moved on to Colonia Agrippina, and negotiated a peace with the local barbarian leaders who had assaulted the city. He then wintered at Senonae. He spent the early part of the campaigning season of 357 fighting off besiegers at Senonae, and then conducting operations around Lugdunum and Tres Tabernae. Later that summer, he encountered his watershed moment as a military general. Ammianus went into great detail about Julian's victory over seven rogue Alamannic chieftains near Argentoratum, and Julian himself bragged about it in his later writing. After this battle, the soldiers acclaimed Julian Augustus, but he rejected this title. After mounting a series of follow-up raids into Alamannic territory, he retired to winter quarters at Lutetia, and on the way defeated some Frankish raiders in the Mosa region. Julian considered this campaign one of the major events of his time as Caesar.

Julian began his 358 military campaigns early, hoping to catch the barbarians by surprise. His first target was the Franks in the northern Rhine region. He then proceeded to restore some forts in the Mosa region, but his soldiers threatened to mutiny because they were on short rations and had not been paid their donative since Julian had become Caesar. After he soothed his soldiers, Julian spent the rest of the summer negotiating a peace with various Alamannic leaders in the mid and lower Rhine areas, and retired to winter quarters at Lutetia. In 359, he prepared once again to carry out a series of punitive expeditions against the Alamanni in the Rhine region who were still hostile to the Roman presence. In preparation, the Caesar repopulated seven previously destroyed cities and set them up as supply bases and staging areas. This was done with the help of the people with whom Julian had negotiated a peace the year before. Julian then had a detachment of lightly armed soldiers cross the Rhine near Mogontiacum and conduct a guerilla strike against several chieftains. As a result of these campaigns, Julian was able to negotiate a peace with all but a handful of the Alamannic leaders, and he retired to winter quarters at Lutetia.

Of course, Julian did more than act as a general during his time as Caesar. According to Ammianus, Julian was an able administrator who took steps to correct the injustices of Constantius' appointees. Ammianus related the story of how Julian prevented Florentius, the Praetorian Prefect of Gaul, from raising taxes, and also how Julian actually took over as governor for the province of Belgica Secunda. Hilary, bishop of Poitiers, supported Ammianus' basic assessment of Julian in this regard when he reported that Julian was an able representative of the emperor to the Gallic provincials. There is also epigraphic evidence to support Julian's popularity amongst the provincial elites. An inscription found near Beneventum in Apulia reads:
"To Flavius Claudius Julianus, most noble and sanctified Caesar, from the caring Tocius Maximus, vir clarissimus, for the care of the res publica from Beneventum".

Tocius Maximus, as a vir clarissimus, was at the highest point in the social spectrum and was a leader in his local community. This inscription shows that Julian was successful in establishing a positive image amongst provincial elites while he was Caesar.

Julian Augustus

In early 360, Constantius, driven by jealousy of Julian's success, stripped Julian of many troops and officers, ostensibly because the emperor needed them for his upcoming campaign against the Persians. One of the legions ordered east, the Petulantes, did not want to leave Gaul because the majority of the soldiers in the unit were from this region. As a result they mutinied and hailed Julian as Augustus at Lutetia. Julian refused this acclamation as he had done at Argentoratum earlier, but the soldiers would have none of his denial. They raised him on a shield and adorned him with a neck chain, which had formerly been the possession of the standard-bearer of the Petulantes and symbolized a royal diadem. Julian appeared reluctantly to acquiesce to their wishes, and promised a generous donative. The exact date of his acclamation is unknown, but most scholars put it in February or March. Julian himself supported Ammianus' picture of a jealous Constantius. In his Letter to the Athenians, a document constructed to answer charges that he was a usurper, Julian stated that from the start he, as Caesar, had been meant as a figurehead to the soldiers and provincials. The real power he claimed lay with the generals and officials already present in Gaul. In fact, according to Julian, the generals were charged with watching him as much as the enemy. His account of the actual acclamation closely followed what Ammianus told us, but he stressed even more his reluctance to take power. Julian claimed that he did so only after praying to Zeus for guidance.

Fearing the reaction of Constantius, Julian sent a letter to his fellow emperor justifying the events at Lutetia and trying to arrange a peaceful solution. This letter berated Constantius for forcing the troops in Gaul into an untenable situation. Ammianus stated that Julian's letter blamed Constantius' decision to transfer Gallic legions east as the reason for the soldiers' rebellion. Julian once again asserted that he was an unwilling participant who was only following the desire of the soldiers. In both of these basic accounts Ammianus and Julian are playing upon the theme of restoration. Implicit in their version of Julian's acclamation is the argument that Constantius was unfit to rule. The soldiers were the vehicle of the gods' will. The Letter to the Athenians is full of references to the fact that Julian was assuming the mantle of Augustus at the instigation of the gods. Ammianus summed up this position nicely when he related the story of how, when Julian was agonizing over whether to accept the soldiers' acclamation, he had a dream in which he was visited by the Genius (guardian spirit) of the Roman state. The Genius told Julian that it had often tried to bestow high honors upon Julian but had been rebuffed. Now, the Genius went on to say, was Julian's final chance to take the power that was rightfully his. If the Caesar refused this chance, the Genius would depart forever, and both Julian and the state would rue Julian's rejection. Julian himself wrote a letter to his friend Maximus of Ephesus in November of 361 detailing his thoughts on his proclamation. In this letter, Julian stated that the soldiers proclaimed him Augustus against his will. Julian, however, defended his accession, saying that the gods willed it and that he had treated his enemies with clemency and justice. He went on to say that he led the troops in propitiating the traditional deities, because the gods commanded him to return to the traditional rites, and would reward him if he fulfilled this duty.

During 360 an uneasy peace simmered between the two emperors. Julian spent the 360 campaigning season continuing his efforts to restore order along the Rhine, while Constantius continued operations against the Persians. Julian wintered in Vienne, and celebrated his Quinquennalia. It was at this time that his wife Helena died, and he sent her remains to Rome for a proper burial at his family villa on the Via Nomentana where the body of her sister was entombed. The uneasy peace held through the summer of 361, but Julian concentrated his military operations around harassing the Alamannic chieftain Vadomarius and his allies, who had concluded a peace treaty with Constantius some years earlier. By the end of the summer, Julian decided to put an end to the waiting and gathered his army to march east against Constantius. The empire teetered on the brink of another civil war. Constantius had spent the summer negotiating with the Persians and making preparations for possible military action against his cousin. When he was assured that the Persians would not attack, he summoned his army and sallied forth to meet Julian. As the armies drew inexorably closer to one another, the empire was saved from another bloody civil war when Constantius died unexpectedly of natural causes on 3 November near the town of Mopsucrenae in Cilicia, naming Julian -- the sources say-- as his legitimate successor.

Julian was in Dacia when he learned of his cousin's death. He made his way through Thrace and came to Constantinople on 11 December 361 where Julian honored the emperor with the funeral rites appropriate for a man of his station. Julian immediately set about putting his supporters in positions of power and trimming the imperial bureaucracy, which had become extremely overstaffed during Constantius' reign. Cooks and barbers had increased during the late emperor's reign and Julian expelled them from his court. Ammianus gave a mixed assessment of how the new emperor handled the followers of Constantius. Traditionally, emperors were supposed to show clemency to the supporters of a defeated enemy. Julian, however, gave some men over to death to appease the army. Ammianus used the case of Ursulus, Constantius' comes sacrum largitionum, to illustrate his point. Ursulus had actually tried to acquire money for the Gallic troops when Julian had first been appointed Caesar, but he had also made a disparaging remark about the ineffectiveness of the army after the battle of Amida. The soldiers remembered this, and when Julian became sole Augustus, they demanded Ursulus' head. Julian obliged, much to the disapproval of Ammianus. This seems to be a case of Julian courting the favor of the military leadership, and is indicative of a pattern in which Julian courted the goodwill of various societal elites to legitimize his position as emperor.

Another case in point is the officials who made up the imperial bureaucracy. Many of them were subjected to trial and punishment. To achieve this goal, during the last weeks of December 361 Julian assembled a military tribunal at Chalcedon, empanelling six judges to try the cases. The president of the tribunal was Salutius, just promoted to the rank of Praetorian Prefect; the five other members were Mamertinus, the orator, and four general officers: Jovinus, Agilo, Nevitta, and Arbetio. Relative to the proceedings of the tribunal, Ammianus noted that the judges, " . . . oversaw the cases more vehemently than was right or fair, with the exception of a few . . .." Ammianus' account of Julian's attempt at reform of the imperial bureaucracy is supported by legal evidence from the Theodosian Code. A series of laws sent to Mamertinus, Julian's appointee as Praetorian Prefect in Italy, Illyricum, and Africa, illustrate this point nicely. On 6 June 362, Mamertinus received a law that prohibited provincial governors from bypassing the Vicars when giving their reports to the Prefect. Traditionally, Vicars were given civil authority over a group of provinces, and were in theory meant to serve as a middle step between governors and Prefects. This law suggests that the Vicars were being left out, at least in Illyricum. Julian issued another edict to Mamertinus on 22 February 362 to stop abuse of the public post by governors. According to this law, only Mamertinus could issue post warrants, but the Vicars were given twelve blank warrants to be used as they saw fit, and each governor was given two. Continuing the trend of bureaucratic reform, Julian also imposed penalties on governors who purposefully delayed appeals in court cases they had heard. The emperor also established a new official to weigh solidi used in official government transactions to combat coin clipping.

For Julian, reigning in the abuses of imperial bureaucrats was one step in restoring the prestige of the office of emperor. Because he could not affect all elements of society personally, Julian, like other Neo-Flavian emperors, decided to concentrate on select groups of societal elites as intercessors between himself and the general populace. One of these groups was the imperial bureaucracy. Julian made it very clear that imperial officials were intercessors in a very real sense in a letter to Alypius, Vicar of Britain. In this letter, sent from Gaul sometime before 361, the emperor praises Alypius for his use of "mildness and moderation with courage and force" in his rule of the provincials. Such virtues were characteristic of the emperors, and it was good that Alypius is representing Julian in this way. Julian courted the army because it put him in power. Another group he sought to include in his rule was the traditional Senatorial aristocracy. One of his first appointments as consul was Claudius Mamertinus, a Gallic Senator and rhetorician. Mamertinus' speech in praise of Julian delivered at Constantinople in January of 362 is preserved. In this speech, Claudius presented his consular selection as inaugurating a new golden age and Julian as the restorer of the empire founded by Augustus. The image Mamertinus gave of his own consulate inaugurating a new golden age is not merely formulaic. The comparison of Julian to Augustus has very real, if implicit, relevance to Claudius' situation. Claudius emphasized the imperial period as the true age of renewal. Augustus ushered in a new era with his formation of a partnership between the emperor and the Senate based upon a series of honors and offices bestowed upon the Senate in return for their role as intercessor between emperor and populace. It was this system that Julian was restoring, and the consulate was one concrete example of this bond. To be chosen as a consul by the emperor, who himself had been divinely mandated, was a divine honor. In addition to being named consul, Mamertinus went on to hold several offices under Julian, including the Prefecture of Italy, Illyricum, and Africa. Similarly, inscriptional evidence illustrates a link between municipal elites and Julian during his time as Caesar, something which continued after he became emperor. One concrete example comes from the municipal senate of Aceruntia in Apulia, which established a monument on which Julian is styled as "Repairer of the World."

Julian seems to have given up actual Christian belief before his acclamation as emperor and was a practitioner of more traditional Greco-Roman religious beliefs, in particular, a follower of certain late antique Platonist philosophers who were especially adept at theurgy as was noted earlier. In fact Julian himself spoke of his conversion to Neo-Platonism in a letter to the Alexandrians written in 363. He stated that he had abandoned Christianity when he was twenty years old and been an adherent of the traditional Greco-Roman deities for the twelve years prior to writing this letter.

(For the complete text of this article see: http://www.roman-emperors.org/julian.htm)

Julian’s Persian Campaign

The exact goals Julian had for his ill-fated Persian campaign were never clear. The Sassanid Persians, and before them the Parthians, had been a traditional enemy from the time of the Late Republic, and indeed Constantius had been conducting a war against them before Julian's accession forced the former to forge an uneasy peace. Julian, however, had no concrete reason to reopen hostilities in the east. Socrates Scholasticus attributed Julian's motives to imitation of Alexander the Great, but perhaps the real reason lay in his need to gather the support of the army. Despite his acclamation by the Gallic legions, relations between Julian and the top military officers was uneasy at best. A war against the Persians would have brought prestige and power both to Julian and the army.

Julian set out on his fateful campaign on 5 March 363. Using his trademark strategy of striking quickly and where least expected, he moved his army through Heirapolis and from there speedily across the Euphrates and into the province of Mesopotamia, where he stopped at the town of Batnae. His plan was to eventually return through Armenia and winter in Tarsus. Once in Mesopotamia, Julian was faced with the decision of whether to travel south through the province of Babylonia or cross the Tigris into Assyria, and he eventually decided to move south through Babylonia and turn west into Assyria at a later date. By 27 March, he had the bulk of his army across the Euphrates, and had also arranged a flotilla to guard his supply line along the mighty river. He then left his generals Procopius and Sebastianus to help Arsacius, the king of Armenia and a Roman client, to guard the northern Tigris line. It was also during this time that he received the surrender of many prominent local leaders who had nominally supported the Persians. These men supplied Julian with money and troops for further military action against their former masters. Julian decided to turn south into Babylonia and proceeded along the Euphrates, coming to the fortress of Cercusium at the junction of the Abora and Euphrates Rivers around the first of April, and from there he took his army west to a region called Zaitha near the abandoned town of Dura where they visited the tomb of the emperor Gordian which was in the area. On April 7 he set out from there into the heart of Babylonia and towards Assyria.

Ammianus then stated that Julian and his army crossed into Assyria, which on the face of things appears very confusing. Julian still seems to be operating within the province of Babylonia between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. The confusion is alleviated when one realizes that,for Ammianus, the region of Assyria encompassed the provinces of Babylonia and Assyria. On their march, Julian's forces took the fortress of Anatha, received the surrender and support of several more local princes, and ravaged the countryside of Assyria between the rivers. As the army continued south, they came across the fortresses Thilutha and Achaiachala, but these places were too well defended and Julian decided to leave them alone. Further south were the cities Diacira and Ozogardana, which the Roman forces sacked and burned. Soon, Julian came to Pirisabora and a brief siege ensued, but the city fell and was also looted and destroyed. It was also at this time that the Roman army met its first systematic resistance from the Persians. As the Romans penetrated further south and west, the local inhabitants began to flood their route. Nevertheless, the Roman forces pressed on and came to Maiozamalcha, a sizable city not far from Ctesiphon. After a short siege, this city too fell to Julian. Inexorably, Julian's forces zeroed in on Ctesiphon, but as they drew closer, the Persian resistance grew fiercer, with guerilla raids whittling at Julian's men and supplies. A sizable force of the army was lost and the emperor himself was almost killed taking a fort a few miles from the target city.
Finally, the army approached Ctesiphon following a canal that linked the Tigris and Euphrates. It soon became apparent after a few preliminary skirmishes that a protracted siege would be necessary to take this important city. Many of his generals, however, thought that pursuing this course of action would be foolish. Julian reluctantly agreed, but became enraged by this failure and ordered his fleet to be burned as he decided to march through the province of Assyria. Julian had planned for his army to live off the land, but the Persians employed a scorched-earth policy. When it became apparent that his army would perish (because his supplies were beginning to dwindle) from starvation and the heat if he continued his campaign, and also in the face of superior numbers of the enemy, Julian ordered a retreat on 16 June. As the Roman army retreated, they were constantly harassed by guerilla strikes. It was during one of these raids that Julian got caught up in the fighting and took a spear to his abdomen. Mortally wounded he was carried to his tent, where, after conferring with some of his officers, he died. The date was 26 June 363.

Conclusion

Thus an ignominious end for a man came about who had hoped to restore the glory of the Roman empire during his reign as emperor. Due to his intense hatred of Christianity, the opinion of posterity has not been kind to Julian. The contemporary opinion, however, was overall positive. The evidence shows that Julian was a complex ruler with a definite agenda to use traditional social institutions in order to revive what he saw as a collapsing empire. In the final assessment, he was not so different from any of the other emperors of the fourth century. He was a man grasping desperately to hang on to a Greco-Roman conception of leadership that was undergoing a subtle yet profound change.
Copyright (C) 2002, Walter E. Roberts and Michael DiMaio, Jr. Used by permission.

In reality, Julian worked to promote culture and philosophy in any manifestation. He tried to reduce taxes and the public debts of municipalities; he augmented administrative decentralisation; he promoted a campaign of austerity to reduce public expenditure (setting himself as the example). He reformed the postal service and eliminated the powerful secret police.
by Federico Morando; JULIAN II, The Apostate, http://www.forumancientcoins.com/NumisWiki/view.asp?key=Julian%20II

Flavius Claudius Iulianus was born in 331 or maybe 332 A.D. in Constantinople. He ruled the Western Empire as Caesar from 355 to 360 and was hailed Augustus by his legions in Lutetia (Paris) in 360. Julian was a gifted administrator and military strategist. Famed as the last pagan emperor, his reinstatement of the pagan religion earned him the moniker "the Apostate." As evidenced by his brilliant writing, some of which has survived to the present day, the title "the Philosopher" may have been more appropriate. He died from wounds suffered during the Persian campaign of 363 A.D. Joseph Sermarini, FORVM.

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.




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15. Mesembria: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.32 viewsTetradrachm, ca 250 - 175 BC, Mesembria mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. Monogram under throne, Corinthian helmet at left.
16.66 gm., 33 mm.
P. #1013.
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16. Aradus: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.65 viewsTetradrachm, 196 / 195 BC, Aradus mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. Palm tree at left, ΑΡ monogram under throne, ΔΞ in exergue.
17.00 gm., 30 mm.
P. #3396.

Dating this coin: ΔΞ = year 64 = 196 / 195 BC. The era dates to 259 BC when Aradus gained its autonomy. In this series there are 35 different dates between year 17 (243 / 242 BC) and year 94 (166 / 165 BC). There are several breaks in the series (after years 45 and 69 for example) which reflect different political situations in Phoenecia.
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17. Temnos: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.33 viewsTetradrachm, ca 188 - 170 BC, Temnos mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟ&Upsilon / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. Two monograms, vine branch, and vase at left.
16.25 gm., 33 mm.
P. #1686; M. #958.
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1726 MYSIA, Pergamum Hadrian AE 30 Zeus standing21 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1726;

Magistrate Cl. Cephaliôn (to b, strategos)

Obv. ΑΥ ΚΑΙ ΝΕΡ ΤΡΑ(ΙΑ) ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС
Laureate bust right, seen from front
Countermarks.
a wreath (Howgego 480).
a helmeted bust of Athena right (Howgego 185).

Rev. ΠΕΡΓΑΜΗ ΕΠΙ СΤΡΑ ΚΛ ΚΕΦΑΛΙΩΝΟС, ΤΟ Β (in field, l.)
Zeus naked standing facing, his r. hand on his hip from which falls a drapery, holding thunderbolt in his l. hand; at his feet, r., eagle standing facing, head l., a wreath in its beak
Countermark.
Telesphoros/telesphorus (Howgego, Greek Imperial Countermarks, 267)

15.67 gr
30 mm
6h
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1726 MYSIA, Pergamun Hadrian AE 29 118 AD Zeus standing15 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1726;

Magistrate Cl. Cephaliôn (to b, strategos)

Obv. ΑΥ ΚΑΙ ΝΕΡ ΤΡΑ(ΙΑ) ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., with paludamentum

Rev. ΠΕΡΓΑΜΗ ΕΠΙ СΤΡΑ ΚΛ ΚΕΦΑΛΙΩΝΟС, ΤΟ Β (in field, l.)
Zeus naked standing facing, his r. hand on his hip from which falls a drapery, holding thunderbolt in his l. hand; at his feet, r., eagle standing facing, head l., a wreath in its beak

17.06 gr
29 mm
12h
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1780 LYDIA, Stratonicaea. Hadrian 128-30 AD, zEUS15 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1780; Paris 591;

Magistrate Candidus (strategos)

Obv. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС ΚΤΙСΤΗС
Laureate head of Hadrian, right

Rev. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟΠ(Ο) СΤΡ ΚΑ
Zeus seated l., holding patera in extended r. hand, his l. resting on sceptre

5.02 gr
20 mm
6h

Note.
The obverse legend identifies Hadrian as the ktistes (“founder”) of the city.
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18. Kyme: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.45 viewsTetradrachm, ca 188 - 170 BC, Kyme mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. A one-handled jug in wreath at left, ΑΘΗΝΙΚΩΝ in exergue.
16.71 gm., 37 mm.
P. #1642; M. #950.

The photo does not do justice to the beauty of this coin.
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19. Mesembria: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.23 viewsTetradrachm, ca 175 - 125 BC, Mesembria mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. ΔΑ and Corinthian helmet to left, monogram under throne.
16.57 gm., 30 mm.
P. #1055; M. #472.
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19812 viewsCaracalla 198-217 AD
AE 31 mm
Smyrna in Ionia
Zeus seated left holding a small victory
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1ds Diocletian13 views284-305

AE antoninianus

Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust, right, IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG
Zeus and Diocletian, CONCORDIA MILITVM

RIC 284B

According to the Historia Augusta, after the death of Numerian: Then a huge assembly was held and a tribunal, too, was constructed. And when the question was asked who would be the most lawful avenger of Numerian and who could be given to the commonwealth as a good emperor, then all, with a heaven-sent unanimity, conferred the title of Augustus on Diocletian. . . . He was at this time in command of the household-troops, an outstanding man and wise, devoted to the commonwealth, devoted to his kindred, duly prepared to face whatever the occasion demanded, forming plans that were always deep though sometimes over-bold, and one who could by prudence and exceeding firmness hold in check the impulses of a restless spirit. This man, then, having ascended the tribunal was hailed as Augustus, and when someone asked how Numerian had been slain, he drew his sword and pointing to Aper, the prefect of the guard, he drove it through him, saying as he did so, "It is he who contrived Numerian's death.''

Eutropius summarized a long and important reign: DIOCLETIAN, a native of Dalmatia, [was] of such extremely obscure birth, that he is said by most writers to have been the son of a clerk, but by some to have been a freedman of a senator named Anulinus. . . . He soon after overthrew Carinus, who was living under the utmost hatred and detestation, in a great battle at Margum, Carinus being betrayed by his own troops, for though he had a greater number of men than the enemy, he was altogether abandoned by them between Viminacium and mount Aureus. He thus became master of the Roman empire; and when the peasants in Gaul made an insurrection, giving their faction the name of Bagaudae, and having for leaders Amandus and Aelianus, he despatched Maximian Herculius, with the authority of Caesar, to suppress them. Maximian, in a few battles of little importance, subdued the rustic multitude, and restored peace to Gaul. . . .

Diocletian promoted MAXIMIAN HERCULIUS from the dignity of Caesar to that of emperor, and created Constantius and Maximian Galerius Caesars, of whom Constantius is said to have been the grand-nephew of Claudius by a daughter, and Maximian Galerius to have been born in Dacia not far from Sardica. That he might also unite them by affinity, Constantius married Theodora the step-daughter of Herculius, by whom he had afterwards six children, brothers to Constantine; while Galerius married Valeria, the daughter of Diocletian; both being obliged to divorce the wives that they had before. . . .

Diocletian, meanwhile, besieging Achilleus in Alexandria, obliged him to surrender about eight months after, and put him to death. He used his victory, indeed, cruelly, and distressed all Egypt with severe proscriptions and massacres. Yet at the same time he made many judicious arrangements and regulations, which continue to our own days. . . .

Diocletian was of a crafty disposition, with much sagacity, and keen penetration. He was willing to gratify his own disposition to cruelty in such a way as to throw the odium upon others; he was however a very active and able prince. He was the first that introduced into the Roman empire a ceremony suited rather to royal usages than to Roman liberty, giving orders that he should be adored, whereas all emperors before him were only saluted. He put ornaments of precious stones on his dress and shoes, when the imperial distinction had previously been only in the purple robe, the rest of the habit being the same as that of other men. . . .

But when Diocletian, as age bore heavily upon him, felt himself unable to sustain the government of the empire, he suggested to Herculius that they should both retire into private life, and commit the duty of upholding the state to more vigorous and youthful hands. With this suggestion his colleague reluctantly complied. Both of them, in the same day, exchanged the robe of empire for an ordinary dress, Diocletian at Nicomedia, Herculius at Milan, soon after a magnificent triumph which they celebrated at Rome over several nations, with a noble succession of pictures, and in which the wives, sisters, and children of Narseus were led before their chariots. The one then retired to Salonae, and the other into Lucania.

Diocletian lived to an old age in a private station, at a villa which is not far from Salonae, in honourable retirement, exercising extraordinary philosophy, inasmuch as he alone of all men, since the foundation of the Roman empire, voluntarily returned from so high a dignity to the condition of private life, and to an equality with the other citizens. That happened to him, therefore, which had happened to no one since men were created, that, though he died in a private condition, he was enrolled among the gods.
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2. Antiochos I Soter24 viewsSELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos I Soter. 281-261 BC. Æ Antioch mint. Laureate head of Zeus right / Thunderbolt; club and monogram above, jawbone below; SC 343; HGC 9, 149.1 commentsecoli
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20. Odessus: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.44 viewsTetradrachm, ca 125 - 70 BC, Odessus mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. ΘΕ at left, monogram under throne.
16.36 gm., 34 mm.
P. #1181; M. #419.
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201. Macrinus; Nikopolis27 viewsTyche

A Greek goddess, originally of fortune and chance, and then of prosperity. She was a very popular goddess and several Greek cities choose her as their protectress. In later times, cities had their own special Tyche. She is regarded as a daughter of Zeus (Pindar) or as a daughter of Oceanus and Tethys (Hesiod). She is associated with Nemesis and with Agathos Daimon ("good spirit"). Tyche was portrayed with a cornucopia, a rudder of destiny, and a wheel of fortune. The Romans identified her with their Fortuna.

AE26 of Nikopolis - Tyche OBVERSE: Laureate bust right REVERSE: Tyche standing left Holding rudder and Cornucopiae 26mm - 14 grams
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2014.141.244 viewsAlexander III, The Great, Miletos

AR Drachm; 20 mm; 4.00 g; 3h

Obverse: Head of Heracles right, wearing lion's skin.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; downward in right filed, Monogram in left field; Zeus seated left, holding eagle, standing right, in extended right hand; scepter in left.
Ref: Price 2151(a) [3h die axis]
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2014.246.426 viewsElaiousa-Sebaste (c. 150-50 BC)

AE22; 7.90 g; 12h;
Obverse: Head of Zeus right; ΑΡ behind.
Reverse: ΕΛΑ-ΙΟΥΣΙΩΝ downward in left field; Monogram off left edge of flan; Nike advancing right, holding wreath in extended right hand.
Ref: cf SNG France 1151;
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201a. Julia Domna11 viewsVesta

Vesta was introduced in Rome by King Numa Pompilius. She was a native Roman deity (some authors suggest received from the Sabine cults), sister of Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Hera and Demeter, and presumably the daughter of Saturn and Ops (or Rea). However, the similarity with the cult of Greek Hestia is notable. Vesta too protected familial harmony and the res publica. Apollo and Neptune had asked for her in marriage, but she refused both, preferring to preserve her virginity, whose symbol was the perpetually lit fire in her circular fane next to the Forum which the Romans always distinguished from a temple by calling it her "house".

As Goddess of the Hearth she was the symbol of the home, around which a newborn child must be carried before it could be received into the family. Every meal began and ended with an offering to her:

Vesta, in all dwellings of men and immortals
Yours is the highest honor, the sweet wine offered
First and last at the feast, poured out to you duly.
Never without you can gods or mortals hold banquet.

Landscape with Vesta temple in Tivoli, Italy, c. 1600.Each city too had a public hearth sacred to Vesta, where the fire was never allowed to go out. If a colony was to be founded, the colonists carried with them coals from the hearth of the mother-city with which to kindle the fire on the new city's hearth.

The fire was guarded by her priestesses, the Vestales. Every March 1 the fire was renewed. It burned until 391, when the Emperor Theodosius I forbade public pagan worship. One of the Vestales was Rea Silvia, who with Mars conceived Romulus and Remus (see founding of Rome).

3070. Silver denarius, RIC 538, RSC 221, VF, 2.30g, 17.5mm, 0o, Rome mint, 193-196 A.D.; obverse IVLIA DOMNA AVG, draped bust right; reverse VESTA, Vesta seated left, holding palladium and scepter. Ex Forum
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212 AD - JULIA DOMNA denarius40 viewsobv: IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG (draped bust to the right, her braided hair nicely arranged in waves and in a long bun behind the head)
rev: MATRI DEVM (Cybele, towered, standing front, head left and legs crossed, leaning left elbow on column while holding scepter and drum {Tympanum}; at feet, left, a lion)
ref: RIC IVi 382(Caracalla) (S), RSC137 (4frcs)
mint: Rome
3.6gms, 19mm
Scarce

Cybele in the Roman pantheon was the mother of several figures, including Zeus. She is often depicted with her attributes, one of which is a lion. This association with Cybele, and the inscription "MATRI DEVM", or "mother of the gods", is a clear reference to Domna's imperial status as mother of the divine Augustii.
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2142A IONIA, Miletus. Hadrian Ae 36 Zeus standing21 viewsReference.
BMC - ;SNG von Aulock- ;SNG Copenhagen -; SNG France- ;RPC - ; RPC III, 2142A.

Obv. AΔPIANOC KAICAP ΟΛΥΜΠΙΟC
Laureate head right.

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

26.25 gr
36 mm
6h

Note.
The worship of Hadrian as 'Zeus Olympios' in the east of the empire was also practiced in Miletus. A proof of this is this coinage, which the emperor explicitly names as 'ΟΛΙΜΠΙΟC'. In addition, the archaeological excavations in Miletus have been used to discover a large number of household altars who had been consecrated to Hadrian, who had inscriptions such as "The Caesar Trajan Hadrian Sebastos Zeus Olympios" (Friesen, Imperial Cults, p. 177)
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22. Celtic Alexander Tetradrachm (?)42 viewsTetradrachm, ca 2'nd century BC, Danube region.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. Tripod at left.
17.25 gm., 28 mm.

In researching this coin, I found five coins which are from the same pair of dies as this one. These are the only examples of this type (tripod on reverse) that I've been able to find.

1. Palladium sale #10 (Nov. 1995), attributed to the mint at Pella and catalogued as Muller #146.

2. Palladium sale #11 (April 1996), described as "unlisted in Price, and apparently unknown before a recent hoard find. Variant of Price 633."

3. CNG sale #54, lot 99, described as a Celtic imitation of Alexander's coinage from the Danube region, ca 2'nd century BC. c.f. Goble, OTA, 566. This is the coin pictured above.

4. CNG sale #72, lot 13, described as "Celtic, Lower Danube, uncertain tribe, early 3'rd century BC . . . . Unpublished in the standard references . . . . By virtue of its style, fabric, and weight, this Alexander imitation is certainly an early issue, probably struck during the first decades of the third century BC."

5. Harlan J Berk 156th Buy or Bid Sale (Oct. 2007), lot 75, described as "Possibly unpublished . . . Somewhat unusual style on the obverse."

Five coins from the same pair or dies, five different attributions. I will agree, though, with the last statement of coin #4 above, that this appears to be an early issue. This coin is on a thick flan resembling coins minted during Alexander's lifetime and immediately thereafter and is made from good silver. There is something a bit barbaric about the style of this coin, although there are genuine Alexander coins listed and pictured in Martin J. Price's book which are more barbaric than this one. An interesting coin.
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Philip003.jpg
221-179 BC Philip V 64 viewsPhilip V
AE17
Obverse:Head of Zeus right
Reverse:Athena Alkidemos walking right, throwing a spear and holding shield; thunderbolt right

17.12mm 3.72gm

SNG COP 1244
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Antíoco XII, Dionysos - Zeus.jpg
23-04 - Antioco XII, Dionysos Epiphanes Philopator Kaliniko (87/6 - 84 A.C.)37 viewsAntíoco XII Dioniso fue un rey de Siria de la dinastía seleúcida, hermano de Demetrio III, al que sucedió tras ser éste capturado por los partos. Fue el ultimo rey seleúcida en el sur de Siria, debido a la decadencia irremediable de los reinos helenísticos, debido a que había problemas en todas partes, sus hermanos estaban enzarzados en guerras fraticidas o habían sido derrotados por Tigranes el Grande y se habían convertido en poco más que una dinastía de reyezuelos macedonios sin ningún poder efectivo. Debido a todo ello y al afán de controlar las rutas comerciales, los árabes nabateos se atrevieron a atacar uno a uno a los debilitados reinos seleúcidas, por lo que Antíoco XII se vio obligado a reclutar un ejército de grecomacedonios y mercenarios sirios que marcharon con la esperanza de expulsar a los árabes y ampliar los acosados dominios seleúcidas. En consecuencia, se dirigió al combate contra los nabateos con un ejército mal pertrechado, como si se dirigiera a una escaramuza insignificante contra una tribu sin poder en la época de los grandes seleúcidas. Al tercer día de marcha los ejercitos se encontraron: los grecosirios agotados de Antíoco XII y los bien pertrechados y descansados árabes. Como era de esperar, los seleúcidas fueron contundentemente derrotados en la batalla subsiguiente. Antíoco XII cayó en la batalla y poco después los nabateos tomaron igualmente Damasco con lo cual el territorio quedó en poder árabe, del que ya no llegaría a salir jamás. La poblacion griega se diluyó totalmente entre los invasores, aunque hubo intentos de reconquistar Damasco por parte del sobrino de Antíoco, Filipo II Filorromano, hijo del hermano de Antíoco Filipo I Filadelfo; pero poco después Filipo II fue asesinado por orden de los romanos, lo que significó el fin definitivo de los seleúcidas y el inicio de la provincia romana de Siria.(Wikipedia)

AE 20 mm 8.6 gr.

Anv: Busto barbado y diademado de Antíoco viendo a derecha. Grafila de puntos.
Rev: "BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY EΠIΦANOYΣ ΦIΛOΠATOPOΣ KAΛΛINIKOY” ( de Rey / Antíoco / Dios Hacedor de manifiestos / Padre amante / Vencedor de finas batallas) - Zeus Nicéforo (Nike-phoros portador de victoria, victorioso) de pié de frente viendo a izquierda, desnudo de la cintura para arriba, sosteniendo Nike en mano derecha extendida y descansando la izquierda sobre cetro.

Acuñación: 86 - 84 A.C.
Ceca: Damasco en Siria

Referencias: SNG Spaer #2884 - 2888 - Newell LSM. #137 - B.M.C. Vol.4 (Seleucid Kings of Syria) #6 Pag.102 Plate 27 #4 - Sear GCTV Vol.2 #7198var. Pag.675 - Houghton #866 - SC #2478
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642_P_Hadrian_RPC2325.JPG
2325 PHRYGIA, Laodicea Hadrian, Zeus standing15 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2325; BMC 197

Obv. ΑΥ ΚΑ ΤΡ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., with paludamentum, seen from front.

Rev. ΛΑΟΔΙΚΕΩΝ
Zeus standing facing, head l., holding Nike on his extended r. hand, l. resting on sceptre; at his feet, eagle standing on altar

6.90 gr
20 mm
12h
okidoki
509_P_Hadrian_RPC2326.jpg
2326 PHRYGIA, Laodicea. Hadrian Zeus standing16 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2326; BMC 196ff.

Obv: AY KAI TPA AΔΡΙANOC.
laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., with paludamentum, seen from rear

Rev: ΛAOΔIKEΩN.
Zeus standing facing, head l., holding Nike on his extended r. hand, l. resting on sceptre; at his feet, eagle standing on altar

5.40 g.
21 mm.
okidoki
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2326 PHRYGIA, Laodicea. Hadrian Zeus standing17 viewsReference.
RPC 3, 2326; BMC 196ff.

Obv: AY KAI TPA AΔΡΙANOC.
laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., with paludamentum, seen from rear

Rev: ΛAOΔIKEΩN.
Zeus standing facing, head l., holding Nike on his extended r. hand on a globe?, l. resting on sceptre; at his feet, eagle standing on altar

5.00 gr
19 mm
6h
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532_P_Hadrian_RPC2328.jpg
2328 PHRYGIA, Laodicea Hadrian, Zeus standing4 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2328; Cop 574

Obv. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС ΚΑΙСΑΡ
laureate and draped bust of Hadrian, r., seen from rear

Rev. ΛΑΟΔΙΚΕΩΝ
Zeus standing facing, head l., holding Nike on his extended r. hand, l. resting on sceptre; at his feet, eagle standing on altar.

3.81 gr
19 mm
okidoki
1165_P_Hadrian_RPC2329_5.jpg
2329 PHRYGIA, Laodicea Hadrian Medallion Zeus standing47 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2329.5; Von Aulock, Phrygiens -; SNG München -; SNG von Aulock-; SNG Copenhagen 575; BMC 195

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

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

36.37 gr
39 mm
12h

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

The epithet 'Olympios' was adopted by Hadrian in 128/9 following the dedication of the temple of Zeus Olympios in Athens. It emphasized the emperor's Panhellenic program and enthusiastic Philhellenism, for Zeus Olympios, chief god of the Greek peoples, was the Panhellenic god before all others. RPC suggests that the impressive Laodicean medallions bearing the new epithet were struck on the occasion of Hadrian's visit to the city in June 129.
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935_P_Sabina_RPC2333.jpg
2333 PHRYGIA, Laodicea Sabina Ae Zeus Laodikenos standing7 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2333; BMC -; SNG Cop. -; SNG v. Aulock -; SNG München -; SNG Leypold -; Mi 4, 322/738

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

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

4.89 gr
21 mm
12h
okidoki
rjb_max2_10_07.jpg
235a27 viewsMaximus 235-8 AD
AE 24 mm
Deultum in Thrace
Zeus seated left
Jurukova 205
mauseus
24-Seleukos-I.jpg
24. Seleukos I.96 viewsTetradrachm, ca 305 - 304 BC, Seleuceia ad Tigram mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. Monogram at left, ΔΙ under throne.
16.93 gm., 26 mm.
Houghton #941; ESM #4; BMC 4.1, 5.

In Eastern Seleucid Mints, E.T. Newell has this coin in Series 1, Group A. He suggests a date of 305 - 304 BC. Martin J. Price lists a coin in the name of Alexander the Great (#3784) with the exact same monograms. He suggests a date of ca 295 BC for the coin, but admits the whole attribution is very tentative.
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akragas_240-212.jpg
240 - 212 B.C. Bronze AE 23, Zeus right/ Eagle facing27 viewsFORVM Akragas Sicily 240 - 212 B.C. Bronze AE 23, Calciati I 145/7, SNG ANS 1147, SGCV I 1037, aF, Akragas mint, 7.089g, 22.6mm, 180o, 240 - 212 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Zeus right; reverse “ΑΚΡΑΓΑΝΤΙΝΩΝ”, eagle standing facing, on thunderbolt, wings open, head right. Ex FORVMPodiceps
1083_P_Hadrian_pseudo_RPC2409.jpg
2409 LYDIA. Sardis. Ae 29 Pseudo-autonomous under Hadrian Roma seated16 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2409; BMC 77; Paris 1168

Obv. ΖΕΥС ΛΥΔΙΟС
Head of Zeus Lydios, l., hair bound with taenia

Rev. ΘΕΑ ΡΩΜΗ
Roma with crested helmet, chiton and peplos, seated l. on cuirass and shields, holding Nike on her extended r. hand, sword in sheath in l.

10.8 gr
29 mm
6h
okidoki
910_P_Hadrian_pseudo_RPC2426.jpg
2426 LYDIA, Maeonia Pseudo-autonomous AE 25 under Antoninus Pius or Marcus Aurelius Zeus & Athena6 viewsReference.
RPC IV, 1311; BMC 9

Diodoros (first archon for the second time)

Obv. ΖƐVС οΛVΜΠΙοС
Draped bust of Zeus Olympios, l., wearing taenia

Rev. ƐΠΙ ΔΙοΔΩΡοV ΜΑΙοΝΩΝ
helmeted Roma seated on cuirass and shield, l., holding Nike and parazonium

7.97 gr
25 mm
6h
okidoki
866_P_Hadrian_RPC2440.jpg
2440 LYDIA, Sala. Hadrian Zeus Lydios standing10 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2440; Waddington 6448

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

Rev. СΑΛΗΝΩΝ
Zeus Lydios standing l., holding eagle in r. hand, l. resting on sceptre

10.86 gr
26 mm
6h
okidoki
226_P_Hadrian__BMC_31.jpg
2442 LYDIA, Sala. Hadrian AE 25 Zeus-Lydios25 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2442; SNG Tübingen 3770; BMC 31

Magistrate C. Val. Androneikos

Obv. AV KAI ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from rear

Rev. EΠ Ι Γ OVAΛ ΑΝΔ - ΡΟΝΕΙΚΟV CAΛHNΩΝ
Zeus Lydios standing left, holding eagle. and scepter.

10,5 gr
25 mm
6h
okidoki
1143_P_Hadrian_RPC2442.jpg
2442 LYDIA, Sala. Hadrian, Zeus-Lydios10 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2442; SNG Tübingen 3770; BMC 31

Magistrate C. Val. Androneikos

Obv. AV KAI ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from rear

Rev. EΠ Ι Γ OVAΛ ΑΝΔ - ΡΟΝΕΙΚΟV CAΛHNΩΝ
Zeus Lydios standing left, holding eagle. and scepter.

7.00 gr
23 mm
6h
okidoki
1012_P_Hadrian_RPC2490.jpg
2490 PHRYGIA, Grimenothyrae Hadrian Ae 25 Zeus standing7 viewsReference.
RPC III 2490; vA, Phryg., 428-33

Magistrate Asklepiadès Apoll.

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

Rev. ΕΠΙ ΑСΚΛΗΠΙΑΔΟΥ ΑΠΟΛ(Λ) ΓΡΙΜΕΝΟΘΥΡΕ
Zeus standing l., holding eagle on his extended r. hand, l. resting on sceptre

11.78 gr
25 mm
6h
okidoki
1063_P_Hadrian_RPC2539.jpg
2540 PHRYGIA, Ancyra Hadrian, Zeus standing12 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2540; Winterthur 4041; Lindgren 560

Magistrate Mèn. Αskl(epiou?) (archon)

Obv. ΑΥ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ Ϲ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r. with drapery on l. shoulder

Rev. ΕΠΙ ΜΗΝ ΑϹΚΛ ΑΡΧ ΑΝΚΥΡΑΝΩΝ
Zeus naked standing facing, head l., holding anchor in his r. hand, l. resting on sceptre

10.71 gr
26 mm
h
okidoki
26-Antiochos-IV.jpg
27. Antiochos IV.51 viewsTetradrachm, 175-164 BC.
Obverse: Diademed head of Antiochos IV.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΝΙΚΗΦΟΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding Nike and sceptre. E at left.
16.63 gm., 30 mm.
S. #6978 var.
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641_P_Hadrian_RPC2774.JPG
2772 PISIDIA, Baris Hadrian, Zeus seated15 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2772; Cop 106; von Aulock Pisid. II, 228-9

Obv. ΑΥΤO ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙΑ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., with aegis on l. shoulder

Rev.ΒΑ [ΡΗ] ΝΩΝ
Zeus seated l., holding thunderbolt in his r. hand, l. resting on sceptre

4.70 gr
21 mm
6h
okidoki
1029_P_Hadrian_RPC2694.jpg
2774 PISIDIA, Baris Hadrian ae 20 Zeus10 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2774; vA Pisid. II, 228-9

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙΑ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., with drapery on l. shoulder, and baldric strap

Rev. ΒΑΡΗΝΩΝ
Zeus seated l., holding thunderbolt in his r. hand, l. resting on sceptre

6.71 gr
20 mm
6h
okidoki
643_P_Hadrian_RPC2777.JPG
2777 PISIDIA, Baris Hadrian AE 17 Zeus standing17 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2777; vA Pisid. II, 230-1 corr.

Obv. ΑΥT ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., with drapery on l. shoulder.

Rev. ΒΑ [ΡΗ] ΝΩΝ
Zeus standing l., holding eagle on his r. hand, l. resting on sceptre.

2.60 gr
17 mm
6h
okidoki
691_P_Hadrian_RPC2777.jpg
2777 PISIDIA, Baris Hadrian, Zeus standing14 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2777; vA Pisid. II, 230-1 corr.

Obv. ΑΥT ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., with drapery on l. shoulder.

Rev. ΒΑΡΗ ΝΩΝ
Zeus standing l., holding eagle on his r. hand, l. resting on sceptre.

2.64 gr
17 mm
6h
okidoki
1127_P_hadrian_RPC2793.jpg
2793 PISIDIA, Sagalassus Hadrian ae 22 Zeus seated 14 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2793 var. no eagle at feet; SNG France 1766

Obv. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС ΚΑΙСΑΡ
Laureate and draped bust of Hadrian, right

Rev. СΑΓΑΛΑССΕωΝ
Zeus seated l., holding Nike on his extended r. hand, l. resting on sceptre.

8.26 gr
22 mm
6h
okidoki
28-Antiochos-VIII.jpg
29. Antiochos-VIII.27 viewsTetradrachm, 119/18 BC.
Obverse: Diademed head of Antiochos VIII.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ / Zeus standing, holding star and sceptre, crescent above his head. AP and monogram at left, ΔQP in exergue.
16.43 gm., 28 mm.
Houghton #854 var; S. 7143 var.

Compared with other coins of this man, this coin has a very sensitive and stylish portrait.
Callimachus
30-Ptolemy-III-AE.jpg
31. Ptolemy III.28 viewsAE 38, Date and mint uncertain.
Obverse: Diademed head of Zeus Ammon.
Reverse: ΠΤΟΛΕΜΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΟΣ / Eagle standing on thunderbolt. Cornucopiae at right, E between eagle's legs.
51.08 gm., 38 mm.
S. #7815; BMC 6.66, 38.
Callimachus
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312-280 BC38 viewsSeleukos I Nikator
Tetradrachm Ecbatana mint

Obverse:Head of Herakles right wearing lions skin
Reverse:Zeus Aetophoros on throne;ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ;monogram,anchor and forepart of horse grazing left throne; monogram under throne.

28.00mm 16.74gm

SC 204-4, SEAR 6829var
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319-310 BC Philip III 25 viewsPhilip III Arrhidaeus
Drachm Colophon

Obverse:Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Reverse:FILIPPOY ;Zeus on throne;Lyre left throne

17.20mm 4.02gm

Price P 43a
maik
665_P_Hadrian_RPC3209.jpg
3209 CILICIA, Germanicopolis. Hadrian Zeus standing46 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3209; SNG France 756 = Waddington 4735.

Obv: ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤωΡ ΚΑΙСΑΡ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС.
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., with paludamentum.

Rev: ΑΔΡΙΑΝΗ ΓΕΡΜΑΝΙΚΟΠ.
Zeus standing left, holding patera and sceptre; to left, eagle standing left, head right, with wreath in beak.

6.17 gr
23 mm
3h

Note.
Ex Dr. P. Vogl collection

The city of Germanicopolis was founded by the Graeco-Armenian King Antiochios IV of Commagene in honor of his Roman patron Germanicus. Its only coinage dates to the time of Hadrian, whose name it bore as an epithet.
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1044_P_Hadrian_RPC3215_3.jpg
3215/3 CILICIA, Coropissus. Hadrian Æ 28 Zeus standing18 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3215/3; SNG Levante 583;

Obv. ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤωΡ ΚΑΙСΑΡ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС
Laureate head of Hadrian, right

Rev. ΚΟΡΟΠΙССΕωΝ ΚΗΤωΝ ΜΗΤΡΟ
Zeus standing l., holding patera in his r. hand, l. resting on sceptre; at his feet, eagle

15.10 gr
28 mm
6h

Note.
Ex Dr. P. Vogl Collection; ex auction Bankhaus Aufhäuser 7, lot 442 (9 October 1990
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833_P_Hadrian_RPC3226.jpg
3226 CILICIA Claudiopolis Hadrian Ae 28 Zeus seated45 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3226; SNG Levante 595; Lindgren 1472
for c/m’s: Howgego 262 4x Nike standing r., holding wreath, within oval incuse.

Obv. ΑΥΤΟ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС [ ]
Bare head of Hadrian, right

Rev. ΚΛΑΥΔΙΟΠΟΛΕΙΤωΝ
Zeus seated l., holding thunderbolt in his r. hand, l. resting on sceptre

15.17 gr
28 mm
5h
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833_P_Hadrian_RPC3226~1.jpg
3226 CILICIA Claudiopolis Hadrian Ae 28 Zeus seated4 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3226; SNG Levante 595; Lindgren 1472; c/m’s: Howgego 262 4x Nike standing r., holding wreath, within oval incuse.

Obv. ΑΥΤΟ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС [ ]
Bare head of Hadrian, right

Rev. ΚΛΑΥΔΙΟΠΟΛΕΙΤωΝ
Zeus seated l., holding thunderbolt in his r. hand, l. resting on sceptre

15.17 gr
28 mm
6h
okidoki
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323-317 BC Philip III 38 viewsPhilip III Arrhidaeus
Tetradrachm Babylon

Obverse:Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Reverse:ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ;Zeus on throne;M left throne, LY under throne

25.93mm 17.00 g
PRICE P 181b
maik
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323-317 BC Philip III 36 viewsPhilip III Arrhidaeus
Tetradrachm Babylon

Obverse:Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Reverse:FILIPPOY BASILEOS;Zeus on throne;M left throne, LY under throne

25.24mm 17.12gm

Price P181b
maik
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323-317 BC Philip III16 viewsPhilip III Arrhidaeus
Drachm Colophon

Obverse:Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Reverse:Zeus on throne;ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ;Monogram at left field

17.57mm 4.17gm


PRICE P 46c
maik
g_086.JPG
323-317 BC Philip III Aridaios 15 viewsPhilip III Aridaios
Drachm Colophon

Obverse:Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Reverse:Zeus on throne;FILIPPOY;Monogram at left field

16.41mm 4.03g
PRICE P 46c
maik
3210034.jpg
324-323 BC, Alexander the great, AR Didrachm 18mm 8.18 g 3h83 viewsBabylon mint,head of Herakles right,wearing lion skin.Rev Zeus Aetophoros seated left,M in left field,.Struck under Stamenes or Archon circa 324/3 BC very rare.
From the last issue of Alexanders lifetime coinage in the city where he died,contemporary with his dekadrachm issue.
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917_P_Hadrian_RPC3250.JPG
3250 CILICIA, Zephyrion Hadrian Ae 27 Zeus seated9 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3250; SNG Leypold 2719; Levante 66-71

Obv. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒΑСΤΟС ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟΠΟΛΕΙΤωΝ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r.

Rev. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟΠΟΛΙΤωΝ ΖΕΦΥΡΙωΤωΝ
Zeus seated, l., holding Nike and sceptre

11.98 gr
27 mm
12h
okidoki
934_P_Trajan_RPC3372.JPG
3272 CILICIA, Anazarbus Ae 23 Pseudo-autonomous under Trajan 113-14 AD 14 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3372; Ziegler 102-6

Issue Year 132 (ΒΛΡ)

Obv. ΚΑΙСΑΡΕΩΝ ΠΡ ΑΝΑΖΑΡΒΩ
Laureate head of Zeus, r.

Rev. ΕΤΟΥС ΒΛΡ
Turreted and veiled head of city-goddess, right

9.32 gr
23 mm
12h
okidoki
563_P_Hadrian_RPC3281.JPG
3281 CILICIA, Tarsus Hadrian AE 25 Zeus10 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3281; SNG Cop 359; Levante SNG 1002

Obv. ΑΥΤΟ ΚΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒ ΟΛΥΝΔΙΟС (sic)
Laureate head of Hadrian, right, star below chin.

Rev. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΗС ΤΑΡСΟΥ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩС
Zeus seated, left, holding Nike on his extended right hand, left resting on sceptre.

12.45 gr
25 mm
7h
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33 - 3 - 1 - MARCO AURELIO (161 - 180 D.C.)50 views CYRRHUS Siria Cyrrhestica

AE 24 x 20 mm 9.8 gr

Anv: ”[AY__ AYPHΛ] ΑNTΩNI[NOΣ ΣEB]” – Cabeza radiada viendo a izquierda.
Rev: ”[ΔIOΣ KATAIEBATO]Y KYPPHΣT__” – Zeus Kataibates sentado sobre piedras, portando un rayo en la mano de su brazo derecho extendido sobre una águila y largo cetro vertical en la izquierda.

Acuñada: 161 – 180 D.C.

Referencias: NY 1944.100.65347 - Vienna Kunsthistorisches Museum #20967
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33-50 - MARCO AURELIO (161 - 180 D.C.)15 views CYRRHUS Siria Cyrrhestica

AE 24 x 20 mm 9.8 gr

Anv: ”[AY__ AYPHΛ] ΑNTΩNI[NOΣ ΣEB]” – Cabeza radiada viendo a izquierda.
Rev: ”[ΔIOΣ KATAIEBATO]Y KYPPHΣT__” – Zeus Kataibates sentado sobre piedras, portando un rayo en la mano de su brazo derecho extendido sobre una águila y largo cetro vertical en la izquierda.

Acuñada: 161 – 180 D.C.

Referencias: NY 1944.100.65347 - Vienna Kunsthistorisches Museum #20967 - RPC IV #3602 - SNG Cop - (cf 46) - BMC (cf 134.11ff)
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1235_P_Hadrian_Pseudo_RPC3300.JPG
3300 CILICIA, Tarsus, Pseudo-autonomous under Hadrian, Tuche and Zeus12 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3300; SNG France 1424-1429; SNG Levante -; SNG Pfalz 133

Obv. ΑΔΡΙΑΝωΝ ΤΑΡϹΕωΝ
Zeus seated, l., holding Victory and resting on sceptre

Rev. ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩϹ
Tyche of the City, turreted and veiled, seated, r., on seat decorated with foreleg and wing of sphinx, holding ears of corn and poppy-head; at her feet, river-god Kydnos,
crowned with sedge, swimming, r.; the whole in wreath

11.99 gr
27 mm
12h

Note.
ex Slg. Dr. Theodor Grewer
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3335 CILICIA, Aegeae. Hadrian. Tridrachm 117-18 AD Amaltheia standing25 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3335; SNG Levante 1714 = SNG von Aulock 5450; SNG France 2328; Prieur 716

Issue Year 164 (ΔΞΡ)

Obv. ΑΥΤΟΚΡ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟС ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., with drapery on l. shoulder.

Rev. ΑΙΓΕΑΙΩΝ [ΕΤΟΥС ΔΞΡ]
Amaltheia standing facing, head r., holding cornucopia in r. hand and infant Zeus presenting her with wreath in l.; at her feet, r., goat kneeling, head turned back.

9.97 gr
23 mm
12h

Note.
CNG eAuction 375 2016 estate Thomas Bentley Cederlind. Ex Cederlind 165 (1 August 2012), no. 155; Gorny & Mosch 200 (10 October 2011), lot 2223.
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338-317 B.C. Æ 18 Litra, Zeus left/ Eagle left on hare5 viewsSICILY. Akragas. Circa 338-317 B.C. Æ Litra (18mm - 5.42 g). Laureate head of Zeus left / Eagle, with head lowered, standing left on dead hare; Δ below wing. SNG ANS 1113; Calciati I pg. 206, 116. Dark green patina. Ex VauctionsPodiceps
RPC_5773_Cirrus_Siria_Lucio_Vero.jpg
35-50 - LUCIO VERO Co-Emperador con Marco Aurelio (161 - 169 D.C.)16 viewsCYRRHUS Siria Cyrrhestica

AE 25 mm 9.2 gr

Anv: ”AVT KΛ AVPHΛOY HPOC CEB” – Cabeza laureada viendo a derecha.
Rev: ”ΔIOC KATEBATOY KYPPHCTΩN” – Zeus Kataibates sentado sobre piedras, portando un rayo en la mano de su brazo derecho extendido sobre una águila y largo cetro vertical en la izquierda.

Acuñada: 161 – 169 D.C.

Referencias: SNG II #2656-9 - RPC IV online #5773 - BMC #19-24 - SNG Cop. #47 - BN Paris #1641-3.
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BNP_1644_Cirrus_Siria_Comodo.jpg
37-50 - COMODO Co-Emperador con Marco Aurelio (177 - 180 D.C.)14 viewsCYRRHUS Siria Cyrrhestica

AE 25 mm 9.7 gr

Anv: ”ΑVΤΟΚ ΛΟ ΑVΡ ΚΟΜΟΔΟС” – Cabeza laureada viendo a derecha.
Rev: ”ΔIOC KATEBATOV KVPPHCTΩN A” – Zeus Kataibates sentado sobre piedras, portando un rayo en la mano de su brazo derecho extendido sobre una águila y largo cetro vertical en la izquierda.

Acuñada: 177 – 180 D.C.

Referencias: RPC IV online #5778 - BMC #29 - BN Paris #1644
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1091_P_Hadrian_RPC3740.jpg
3740 SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Pseudo-autonomous. under Hadrian. 128-29 AD Boule seated17 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3740; McAlee 126(c) (rare, same dies); Butcher 270; BMC Galatia 117; SNG Cop 117,

Obv. ΑΝΤΙΟΧΕΩΝ ΤΗС ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕωС
Laureate head of Zeus, right

Rev. ΕΤ ΖΟΡ
Boule of Antioch seated, l., dropping pebble into voting urn; Γ (in field, r.)

4.18 gr
18 mm
12h

Note.
In the cities of ancient Greece, a bouleutai was a member of the boule, a council of citizens appointed to run daily affairs of the city. Originally a council of nobles advising a king, boulai evolved according to the constitution of the city; in oligarchies boule positions might be hereditary, while in democracies members were typically chosen by lot and served for one year.
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39. Severus Alexander, year 14.20 viewsTetradrachm, Year 14 (234 / 235 AD), Alexandria, Egypt.
Obverse: A KAI MAP AVP CEV AΛEΞANΔPOC EC / Laureate bust of Severus Alexander.
Reverse: L IΔ / Zeus seated, holding sceptre and patera. Eagle at feet, palm branch behind.
13.42 gm., 22.5 mm.
Koln 2496.
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3932 JUDAEA, Tiberias Claudiopolis Hadrian 118-19, Zeus26 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3932; BMC Palestine 23 (pg.8) ;Rosenberger 12; SNG ANS 1109

Issue Year 101

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΤΡΑ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΩ ΚΑΙС СƐΒ
Laureate and cuirassed bust right, [slight drapery] seen from front

Rev.ΤΙΒΣΡ ΚΛΑVΔ / ΣΤΑ in exergue. ЄT AP dated CY 101 (119-120 AD)
Zeus seated left, holding patera and scepter, within tetrastyle temple.
ΤΙΒƐΡ ΚΛΑΥΔ, ΕΤ ΑΡ (in exergue)
Temple with four columns enclosing Zeus seated l., with patera and sceptre

10.46 gr
24 mm
12 h
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567_P_Hadrian_RPC.jpg
4029 JUDAEA, Gaza Hadrian 132-33 AD Io and Tyche standing20 viewsReference.
RPC III, 4029; De Saulcy 5; BMC 25; Cop. - Lindgren- - ANS.920

http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/3/4029/12/

Issue Year 4 = 193

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС С
Laureate and draped bust of Hadrian, right seen from rear.

Rev. ΕΙW ΓΑΖΑ in ex. Δ ΕΠI Γ P
Io, in long dress, standing r., and City-goddess, in long dress, turreted and holding cornucopia in her l. hand, clasping hands

12.88 gr
26 mm
12h

Note.
Hadrian visited Gaza more than once, and it was upon such a visit in AD 128 that an additional reckoning date, that of the επιδημία (imperial visit), was added. During one of his trips the great temple of Zeus-Marnas may have been founded, as it first appears on the coins of Hadrian.
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4031 JUDAEA, Gaza Hadrian AE 21 132-33 AD Heracles standing13 viewsReference.
RPC III, 4031; Sofaer 73

Issue Year 4 = 193

Obv. Α ΚΑ ΤΡ ΑΔΡΙΑΝ СƐ
Laureate head of Hadrian, right with slight drapery

Rev. ΓΑΖΑ Δ ΕΠΙ ΓЧΡ
Heracles standing r., with club and lion-skin; to l., מ

4.16 gr
17 mm
12h

Note.
From the François Righetti Collection.

Hadrian visited Gaza more than once, and it was upon such a visit in AD 128 that an additional reckoning date, that of the επιδημία (imperial visit), was added. During one of his trips the great temple of Zeus-Marnas may have been founded, as it first appears on the coins of Hadrian.
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Moushmov_947_Nicopolis_Septimio_Severo.jpg
46-62 - SEPTIMIO SEVERO (193 - 211 D.C.)10 viewsNICOPOLIS ad ISTRUM Moesia Inferior
Magistrado Ovinius Tertullus.

AE (Probablemente oricalco) Pentassaria 28 mm 10.6 gr.

Anv: "AVT K Λ CEΠ CEVHPOC - - - " – Busto laureado, vestido y acorazado viendo a derecha.
Rev: ”VΠA OOVIN TEPTVΛΛOV NIKOΠOΛEIT - A ΠPOCI (En exergo) – Zeus sedente en trono a izquierda, portando Pátera en la mano de su brazo derecho extendido y largo Cetro vertical en izquierda.

Acuñada: 193 - 211 D.C.

Referencias: Moushmov #947 var. (Magistrado) - AMNG Vol.I/1 #1271 Pag.358 - Varbanov I #2773 Pag.243
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Moushmov_4173_Pautalia_Septimio_Severo.jpg
46-72 - SEPTIMIO SEVERO (193 - 211 D.C.)9 viewsULPIA PAUTALIA, Tracia

AE Pentassarion 29 mm 13.4 gr.

Anv: "AV KΛ CEΠTI CEVHPOC ΠEP" – Cabeza laureada viendo a derecha.
Rev: "OVΛΠIAC ΠAVTAΛIAC" – Zeus estante de frente viendo a izquierda, vistiendo coraza y Paludamentum, portando Patera en mano derecha y descansando en una jabalina apoyada en el piso a su izquierda, Aguila debajo a su derecha.

Acuñada: 193 - 211 D.C.

Referencias: Moushmov #4173 - Ruzicka #297 - Sear GICV #2130 Var. Pag.201 - BMC III #17 Pag.143 - SNG Cop #700 - Varbanov II #4838 Pag.411
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SNG_Von_Aulock_3157_SARDES_Julia_Domna.jpg
47-26 - JULIA DOMNA (194 - 217 D.C.)11 viewsSARDES - Lidia

AE Diasarión (2 Asarias)
23 mm 4.7 gr.

Anv: "IOVΛIA CEBACTH" - Busto sin diadema y vestido viendo a derecha.
Rev: ”CAPΔIANΩN B NEΩ KOPΩ N, Zeus niño sentado en el suelo, bajo un águila suspendida en el aire con las alas desplegadas y viendo a izq..

Acuñada: 193 - 211 D.C.

Referencias: SNG Aulock #3157, BMC Lydia #155/6 P.261, SNG München #522
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1053_P_Hadrian_RPC5050.jpg
5050 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 117-18 AD Dikaiosyne standing15 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5050 (this coin). Dattari-Savio Pl. 65, 1347 (this coin).Emmett 833.2

Issue L B = year 2

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΝΟС (sic) ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СƐΒ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., drapery on l. shoulder

Rev. L Β
Dikaiosyne standing facing, head l., holding scales and cornucopia

12.52 gr
25 mm
12h

Note.
From the Dattari collection.

In ancient Greek culture, Dikē (/ˈdiːkeɪ/ or /ˈdɪkiː/; Greek: Δίκη, English translation: "justice") was the goddess of justice and the spirit of moral order and fair judgement based on immemorial custom, in the sense of socially enforced norms and conventional rules. According to Hesiod (Theogony, l. 901), she was fathered by Zeus upon his second consort, Themis. She and her mother were both personifications of justice. She is depicted as a young, slender woman carrying a physical balance scale and wearing a laurel wreath while her Roman counterpart (Justitia) appears in a similar fashion but blind-folded. She is represented in the constellation Libra which is named for the Latin name of her symbol (Scales). She is often associated with Astraea, the goddess of innocence and purity. Astraea is also one of her epithets referring to her appearance in the nearby constellation Virgo which is said to represent Astraea. This reflects her symbolic association with Astraea, who too has a similar iconography.

The sculptures of the Temple of Zeus at Olympia have as their unifying iconographical conception the dikē of Zeus, and in poetry she is often the attendant (paredros) of Zeus.
In the philosophical climate of late 5th century Athens, dikē could be anthropomorphised as a goddess of moral justice.
She was one of the three second-generation Horae, along with Eunomia ("order") and Eirene ("peace")
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Valerian-II-RIC-3.jpg
51. Valerian II.10 viewsAntoninianus, 256 - 258 AD, Cologne mint.
Obverse: VALERIANVS CAES / Radiate bust of Valerian II.
Reverse: IOVI CRESCENTI / The infant Jupier siting on a goat.
3.16 gm., 22 mm.
RIC #3; Sear #10731.

In all of Roman coinage, this coin of Valerian II is the only coin which has this reverse legend and type.

According to legend, the infant Zeus (Jupiter, Jove) was hidden in the cave of Dicte on Crete where he was suckled by a goat. He was hidden from his father Cronus, who intended to eat him just as he had swallowed all of Zeus' other siblings, to escape the prophesy that he would be succeeded by his son.
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5160 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 118-19 AD Zeus18 viewsReference.
Emmett 903.3; cf Dattari 1500; RPC III, 5160; Milne 905

Issue L Γ = year 3

Obv .ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟС ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СƐΒ
laureate head of Hadrian, r., drapery on l. shoulder; to r., star

Rev. L Γ = year 3
Draped bust of Zeus, r., with taenia

12.73 gr
23 mm
12h
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5273 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 120-21 AD Zeus Prow before24 viewsReference.
Emmett 903.5; Dattari 1504; RPC III, 5273

Issue L E = year 5

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ - ΑΔΡΙΑ СƐΒ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., drapery on l. shoulder; to r. crescent
Rev. L E = year 5
Draped bust of Zeus, right, with taenia prow before.

13.21 gr
25 mm
12h
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5343 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 121-22 AD Zeus12 viewsReference.
Emmett 903.06; RPC III, 5343.14 (this coin); Dattari-Savio Pl. 70, 7486 (this coin).

Issue L Ϛ = year 6

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ - ΑΔΡΙΑ СƐΒ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., drapery on l. shoulder (to r crescent) (sic)

Rev. L Ϛ
Bust of Zeus, with taenia, r.

12.95 gr
24.5 mm
12h

Note.
From the Dattari collection.
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975_P_Hadrian_RPC5020.jpg
5520 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 124-25 AD Zeus standing34 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5520 (this coin illustrated). Dattari-Savio Pl. 71, 1513 (this coin); Emmett --

Issue L ΕΝ = year 9

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ - ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ СƐΒ
Laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., seen from rear

Rev. ƐΤ ƐΝΑΤ
Zeus standing facing, head l., holding Nike and sceptre; to l., eagle

13.26 gr
24 mm
12h

Note.
From the Dattari collection. Apparently unique.
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1238_P_Hadrian_RPC5544_3.jpg
5544 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 124-25 AD Zeus standing14 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5544.3 (this coin). Dattari-Savio Pl. 70, 1511 (this coin); Emmett 904.9

Issue ΕΤ Θ = year 9

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ - ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ СƐΒ
Laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., seen from rear

Rev. ΕΤ Θ
Zeus standing facing, head l., holding thunderbolt and sceptre

12.20 gr
24 mm
12h
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5743 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 129-30 AD Zeus reclining left on Eagle.36 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5743; Emmett 1069.14; BMC 673; Dattari (Savio) 1879.; Köln 1025

Issue L IΔ = year 14

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ - ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ СƐΒ
laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., seen from rear.

Rev. L ΙΔ
Zeus reclining on eagle on thunderbolt, l., holding patera and sceptre

28.04 gr
35 mm
11h
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5849 EGYPT, Alexandria Hadrian Hemidrachm 132-33 AD Zeus Ammon standing10 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5849.4; Dattari-Savio Pl. 93, 7820 (this coin); Emmett 1110.17

Issue L IZ = year 17

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑΝ - ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СƐΒ
Laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., seen from rear

Rev. L ΙΖ
Ammon standing facing, head l., holding atef crown and sceptre; to l., ram

12.64 gr
29 mm
12h
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978_P_Hadrian_RPC6020_1.jpg
6020 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 134-35 AD Poseidon in hippocamp biga28 viewsReference.
RPC III, 6020 (this coin illustrated). Dattari-Savio Pl. 89, 7759 (this coin); Emmett 1023 (triton biga)

Issue L ƐΝΝƐΑΚ·Δ = year 19

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑΝ - ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СƐΒ
Laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., seen from rear

Rev. L ƐΝΝƐΑΚ·Δ
Poseidon in hippocamp biga, r.raising hand and holding trident

23.35 gr
32 mm
12h

Note.
Poseidon was the Olympian god of the ocean, earthquakes and horses. His father Kronos swallowed him whole when he was born, later Zeus with the help of Metis managed to set him free. During the Titanomachy, the Cyclopes forged a unique trident for Poseidon, and together with his brothers they defeated the Titans and threw them into the Tartaros. The god is well known for his famous attributes such as the Trident, sometimes he also used to carry around a rock with sea creatures on it, and he is pictured on pottery with a wreath of celery leaves. His sacred animals are the dolphin, the bull and the horses. However he is also associated with animals such as the hippocampus, in fact, his chariot was driven by seahorses.
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1088_P_Hadrian_RPC6224_3.jpg
6224 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 136-37 AD Zeus reclining left on Eagle.14 viewsReference.
RPC III, 6224.3; Dattari-Savio Pl. 93, 1882 (this coin); Emmett 1069.21; Köln 1240 (same die pair)

Issue L KA = year 21

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑΝ - ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СƐΒ
Laureate head of Hadrian, l.

Rev. L ΚΑ
Zeus reclining, l., on eagle on thunderbolt head right, holding patera and sceptre

27.77 gr
34 mm
12h
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599_P_Hadrian_Emmett1231.JPG
6532 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Nome Obol 126-27 AD Head of young Horus21 viewsReference.
Emmett 1231.11; RPC III, 6532

Issue Pelusion

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ СΕΒ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., drapery on l. shoulder

Rev. ΠΗΛΟΥ, L ΙΑ
Head of young Horus of Mount Kasion/Zeus Kasios, wearing taenia and hem-hem crown, right

4.29 gr
18 mm
h
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Filipo_I_BITINIA_Zeus.jpg
70 - 20 - 1 - FILIPO I (244 - 249 D.C.)37 viewsBITHYNIUM Bithynia

AE 28 mm 8.8 gr

Anv: ”M IOVLambda;IOC [ΦIΛIΠΠOC AVΓ]” – Busto laureado y vestido viendo a derecha, portando lanza y escudo.
Rev: ”BEITYNIEΩN AΔPIANΩN - ΛITΩN en exergo – Zeus sentado en un taburete a izquierda, portando patera en mano derecha y bastón de mando (staff) en izquierda.

Acuñada: 244 - 249 D.C.

Referencias: SLG LINDGREN I #105(1) - SNG AUL #340-411(2) - SNG POST #144(3)
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AugustusAE19Sardeis.jpg
702a, Augustus, 16 January 27 B.C. - 19 August 14 A.D.34 viewsAugustus, 27 BC - 14 AD. AE 19mm (5.98 gm). Lydia, Sardeis. Diodoros Hermophilou. Obverse: head right. Reverse: Zeus Lydios standing facing holding scepter and eagle. RPC I, 489, 2986; SNG von Aulock 3142. aVF. Fine portrait. Ex Tom Vossen.

De Imperatoribus Romanis:
An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers

AUGUSTUS (31 B.C. - 14 A.D.)

Garrett G. Fagan
Pennsylvania State University

In the course of his long and spectacular career, he put an end to the advancing decay of the Republic and established a new basis for Roman government that was to stand for three centuries. This system, termed the "Principate," was far from flawless, but it provided the Roman Empire with a series of rulers who presided over the longest period of unity, peace, and prosperity that Western Europe, the Middle East and the North African seaboard have known in their entire recorded history. Even if the rulers themselves on occasion left much to be desired, the scale of Augustus's achievement in establishing the system cannot be overstated. Aside from the immense importance of Augustus's reign from the broad historical perspective, he himself is an intriguing figure: at once tolerant and implacable, ruthless and forgiving, brazen and tactful. Clearly a man of many facets, he underwent three major political reinventions in his lifetime and negotiated the stormy and dangerous seas of the last phase of the Roman Revolution with skill and foresight. With Augustus established in power and with the Principate firmly rooted, the internal machinations of the imperial household provide a fascinating glimpse into the one issue that painted this otherwise gifted organizer and politician into a corner from which he could find no easy exit: the problem of the succession.

(For a very detailed and interesting account of the Age of Augustus see: http://www.roman-emperors.org/auggie.htm)

Death and Retrospective

In his later years, Augustus withdrew more and more from the public eye, although he continued to transact public business. He was getting older, and old age in ancient times must have been considerably more debilitating than it is today. In any case, Tiberius had been installed as his successor and, by AD 13, was virtually emperor already. In AD 4 he had received grants of both proconsular and tribunician power, which had been renewed as a matter of course whenever they needed to be; in AD 13, Tiberius's imperium had been made co-extensive with that of Augustus. While traveling in Campania, Augustus died peacefully at Nola on 19 August, AD 14. Tiberius, who was en route to Illyricum, hurried to the scene and, depending on the source, arrived too late or spent a day in consultation with the dying princes. The tradition that Livia poisoned her husband is scurrilous in the extreme and most unlikely to be true. Whatever the case about these details, Imperator Caesar Augustus, Son of a God, Father of his Country, the man who had ruled the Roman world alone for almost 45 years, or over half a century if the triumviral period is included, was dead. He was accorded a magnificent funeral, buried in the mausoleum he had built in Rome, and entered the Roman pantheon as Divus Augustus. In his will, he left 1,000 sesterces apiece to the men of the Praetorian guard, 500 to the urban cohorts, and 300 to each of the legionaries. In death, as in life, Augustus acknowledged the true source of his power.

The inscription entitled "The Achievements of the Divine Augustus" (Res Gestae Divi Augustae; usually abbreviated RG) remains a remarkable piece of evidence deriving from Augustus's reign. The fullest copy of it is the bilingual Greek and Latin version carved into the walls of the Temple of Rome and Augustus at Ancyra in Galatia (for this reason the RG used to be commonly referred to as the Monumentum Ancyranum). Other evidence, however, demonstrates that the original was inscribed on two bronze pillars that flanked the entrance to the Mausoleum of Augustus in Rome. The inscription remains the only first-person summary of any Roman emperor's political career and, as such, offers invaluable insights into the Augustan regime's public presentation of itself.

In looking back on the reign of Augustus and its legacy to the Roman world, its longevity ought not to be overlooked as a key factor in its success. People had been born and reached middle age without knowing any form of government other than the Principate. Had Augustus died earlier (in 23 BC, for instance), matters may have turned out very differently. The attrition of the civil wars on the old Republican aristocracy and the longevity of Augustus, therefore, must be seen as major contributing factors in the transformation of the Roman state into a monarchy in these years. Augustus's own experience, his patience, his tact, and his great political acumen also played their part. All of these factors allowed him to put an end to the chaos of the Late Republic and re-establish the Roman state on a firm footing. He directed the future of the empire down many lasting paths, from the existence of a standing professional army stationed at or near the frontiers, to the dynastic principle so often employed in the imperial succession, to the embellishment of the capital at the emperor's expense. Augustus's ultimate legacy, however, was the peace and prosperity the empire was to enjoy for the next two centuries under the system he initiated. His memory was enshrined in the political ethos of the Imperial age as a paradigm of the good emperor; although every emperor adopted his name, Caesar Augustus, only a handful earned genuine comparison with him.

Copyright © 1999, Garrett G. Fagan.
Published: De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families http://www.roman-emperors.org/startup.htm. Used by permission.

Augustus (the first Roman emperor, in whose reign Jesus Christ was born) is without any doubt one of the most important figures in Roman history.

It is reported that when he was near death, Augustus addressed those in attendance with these words, "If I have played my part well, applaud!"

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr
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703b, Tiberius, 19 August 14 - 16 March 37 A.D., Hierapolis, Phrygia103 viewsBronze AE 16, RPC I 2966 (1 specimen), F, Phrygia, Hierapolis, 3.300g, 15.6mm, 0o; Obverse: TIBEPIOC KAISAR, laureate head right; Reverse: IERAPOLEITWN ZOSIMOS [...], Apollo Archegetes (Lairbenos) standing left, playing lyre; reverse countermarked with star of six rays, in oval punch, 2.5 x 3.5 mm, Howgego 445 (3 pcs, 1 of which from this magistrate); dark patina; very rare. Ex FORVM.

De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families

TIBERIUS (A.D. 14-37)

Garrett G. Fagan
Pennsylvania State University

The reign of Tiberius Claudius Nero (b. 42 B.C., d. A.D. 37, emperor A.D. 14-37) is a particularly important one for the Principate, since it was the first occasion when the powers designed for Augustus alone were exercised by somebody else. In contrast to the approachable and tactful Augustus, Tiberius emerges from the sources as an enigmatic and darkly complex figure, intelligent and cunning, but given to bouts of severe depression and dark moods that had a great impact on his political career as well as his personal relationships. His reign abounds in contradictions. Despite his keen intelligence, he allowed himself to come under the influence of unscrupulous men who, as much as any actions of his own, ensured that Tiberius's posthumous reputation would be unfavorable; despite his vast military experience, he oversaw the conquest of no new region for the empire; and despite his administrative abilities he showed such reluctance in running the state as to retire entirely from Rome and live out his last years in isolation on the island of Capri. His reign represents, as it were, the adolescence of the Principate as an institution. Like any adolescence, it proved a difficult time.

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It is all but inevitable that any historical assessment of Tiberius will quickly devolve into a historiographical assessment of Tacitus. So masterful is Tacitus's portrayal of his subject, and so influential has it been ever since, that in all modern treatments of Tiberius, in attempting to get at the man, must address the issue of Tacitus's historiographical methods, his sources, and his rhetoric. The subject is too vast to address here, but some points are salient. Tacitus's methods, especially his use of innuendo and inference to convey notions that are essentially editorial glosses, makes taking his portrayal of Tiberius at face value inadvisable. Further, his belief in the immutable character of people -- that one's character is innate at birth and cannot be changed, although it can be disguised -- prevents him from investigating the possibility that Tiberius evolved and developed over his lifetime and during his reign. Instead, Tacitus's portrayal is one of peeling back layers of dissimulation to reach the "real" Tiberius lurking underneath.

Overall, Tiberius's reign can be said to show the boons and banes of rule by one man, especially a man as dark, awkward, and isolated as Tiberius. For the people of the provinces, it was a peaceful and well-ordered time. Governors behaved themselves, and there were no destructive or expensive wars. In the domestic sphere, however, the concentration of power in one person made all the greater the threat of misbehavior by ambitious satellites like Sejanus or foolish friends like Piso. Furthermore, if the emperor wished to remain aloof from the mechanics of power, he could do so. Administrators, who depended on him for their directions, could operate without his immediate supervision, but their dealings with a man like Sejanus could lead to disaster if that man fell from grace. As a result, although he was not a tyrant himself, Tiberius's reign sporadically descended into tyranny of the worst sort. In the right climate of paranoia and suspicion, widespread denunciation led to the deaths of dozens of Senators and equestrians, as well as numerous members of the imperial house. In this sense, the reign of Tiberius decisively ended the Augustan illusion of "the Republic Restored" and shone some light into the future of the Principate, revealing that which was both promising and terrifying.

[For the complete article please refer to http://www.roman-emperors.org/tiberius.htm]

By Garrett G. Fagan, Pennsylvania State University.
Published: De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families http://www.roman-emperors.org/startup.htm. Used by permission.


Hierapolis in History

Usually said to be founded by Eumenes II, king of Pergamum (197-159 BC), Hierapolis may actually have been established closer to the 4th century BC by the Seleucid kings.

The name of the city may derive from Hiera, the wife of Telephus (son of Hercules and grandson of Zeus), the mythical founder of Pergamum. Or it may have been called the "sacred city" because of the temples located at the site. (The name Pamukkale is sometimes used just to refer to the white terraces, but the modern name of the whole area is also Pamukkale.)

With Colossae and Laodicea, Hierapolis became part of the tri-city area of the Lycus River valley. Hierapolis was located across the river from the other two cities and was noted for its textiles, especially wool. The city was also famous for its purple dye, made from the juice of the madder root.

The hot springs at Hierapolis (which still attract visitors today) were believed to have healing properties, and people came to the city to bathe in the rich mineral waters in order to cure various ailments.

Hierapolis was dedicated to Apollo Lairbenos, who was said to have founded the city. The Temple of Apollo that survives in ruins today dates from the 3rd century AD, but its foundations date from the Hellenistic period.

Also worshipped at Hierapolis was Pluto, god of the underworld, probably in relation to the hot gases released by the earth (see the Plutonium, below). The chief religious festival of ancient Hierapolis was the Letoia, in honor of the the goddess Leto, a Greek form of the Mother Goddess. The goddess was honoured with orgiastic rites.

Hierapolis was ceded to Rome in 133 BC along with the rest of the Pergamene kingdom, and became part of the Roman province of Asia. The city was destroyed by an earthquake in 60 AD but rebuilt, and it reached its peak in the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD.

Famous natives of Hierapolis include the Stoic philosopher Epictetus (c.55-c.135 AD) and the philosopher and rhetorician Antipater. Emperor Septimus hired Antipater to tutor his sons Caracalla and Geta, who became emperors themselves.

Hierapolis had a significant Jewish population in ancient times, as evidence by numerous inscriptions on tombs and elsewhere in the city. Some of the Jews are named as members of the various craft guilds of the city. This was probably the basis for the Christian conversion of some residents of Hierapolis, recorded in Colossians 4:13.

In the 5th century, several churches as well as a large martyrium dedicated to St. Philip (see "In the Bible," below) were built in Hierapolis. The city fell into decline in the 6th century, and the site became partially submerged under water and deposits of travertine. It was finally abandoned in 1334 after an earthquake. Excavations began to uncover Hierapolis in the 19th century.

Hierapolis in the Bible

Hierapolis is mentioned only once in the Bible, when St. Paul praises Epaphras, a Christian from Colossae, in his letter to the Colossians. Paul writes that Epaphras "has worked hard for you and for those in Laodicea and in Hierapolis" (Colossians 4:12-13). Epaphras was probably the founder of the Christian community at Hierapolis.

Ancient tradition also associates Hierapolis with a biblical figure, reporting that Philip died in Hierapolis around 80 AD. However, it is not clear which Philip is menat. It could be Philip the Apostle, one of the original 12 disciples, who is said to have been martyred by upside-down crucifixion (Acts of Philip) or by being hung upside down by his ankles from a tree.

Or Philip could be Philip the Evangelist, a later disciple who helped with administrative matters and had four virgin-prophetess daughters (Acts 6:1-7; 21:8-9). Early traditions say this Philip was buried in Hierapolis along with his virgin daughters, but confusingly call him "Philip the Apostle"! In any case, it seems a prominent person mentioned in Acts did die in Hierapolis.
http://www.sacred-destinations.com/turkey/hierapolis-pamukkale.htm

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
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7259 Prusias I, 228-185 BC108 viewsSilver tetradrachm, 35mm, 16.76g, VF
Diademed head right with whiskers / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠPOYΣIOY. Zeus standing left holding sceptre and crowning the King's name, thunderbolt and monogram inner left field.
Sear 7259; BMC Pontus pg 209, #1; SNG Cop 623v; SNG Von Aulock 244v.
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7265 Prusias II, 185-149 BC55 viewsSilver tetradrachm, 41.6mm, 16.41g, VF
His head right wearing winged diadem / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠPOYΣIOY (Π retrograde), Zeus standing left, holding sceptre and crowning king's name with wreath; eagle left standing on thunderbolt, over two monograms inner left field. The retrograde "P" is a known and scarce variant.
Ex: MediterraneanCoins GmbH; Lanz 125, lot 331
Sear 7265; BMC Pontus, p. 210, #1v; SNG Cop -; SNG von Aulock 252v (same obv die); Waddington [RG] I, 221, 10b
2 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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7273 Nikomedes II, Epiphanes, 149-128 BC121 viewsSilver tetradrachm, 39.7mm, 16.65g, EF
Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ EΠIΦANOYΣ NIKOMHΔOY, Zeus standing left holding wreath and sceptre, eagle on thunderbolt over monogram and date NP (year 150 or 149 BC) in inner left field.
Ex: Freeman & Sear
Sear 7273; BMC Pontus pg 213, #1 and plate 38, #10; SNG Cop 646v; SNG von Aulock 261; Waddington [RG] plate 32, #7.
Note: For an unknown reason, there was a large mintage in year 150, possibly because of the new King; of the coins struck that year, these 'large flan series' coins are superior.
2 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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7274 Nikomedes III, Euergetes, 128-94 BC157 viewsSilver tetradrachm, 37.6mm, 16.83g, Choice EF
Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ EΠIΦANOYΣ NIKOMHΔOY. Zeus standing left holding wreath and lotus-tipped sceptre, eagle on thunderbolt over monogram and date I(Z)OP (year 177 or 122 BC) in inner left field.
Ex: Ronald Cohen Collection
Sear 7274v; BMC Pontus, pg. 213, #4var, and Pl. XXXIX, #1; De Callatay page 54 (D30/R1); Waddington [RG] page 230v. Rare variety: De Callatay cites one specimen.
Note: This coin struck with a slightly glancing blow, creating a great portrait at expense of weak areas on the reverse.
2 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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7276 Nikomedes IV, Philopator, 94-74 BC134 viewsSilver tetradrachm, 34.4mm, 15.61g, EF
Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ EΠIΦANOYΣ NIKOMHΔOY, Zeus standing left holding wreath and sceptre, eagle on thunderbolt over monogram and date EΣ (year 205 or 94 BC) in inner left field.
Ex: Forvm Ancient Coins
Sear 7276; BMC Pontus, page 215, #1; SNG von Aulock 265; SNG Cop 650
My personal favourite of this small collection because of the finely detailed portrait, 'perfect' toning, and minor imperfections like small die breaks that for me, add 'character.'
Note (courtesy Joe Sermarini): During the first year of his reign, Mithradates, king of Pontus, expelled him and placed his younger brother Socrates on the throne. The next year he was restored by the Roman army under Aquilius. Aquilius was later defeated and killed and in 88 BC, Mithradates destroyed Nikomedes' army forcing him to flee to Italy. Nikomedes' throne was again restored when Rome defeated Mithradates in 84 BC. He died childless and his will left his kingdom to Rome.
Lawrence Woolslayer
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7276 Nikomedes IV, Philopator, 94-74 BC36 viewsSilver tetradrachm, 36.4mm, 15.51g, Nice VF
Diademed head of Nikomedes II right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ EΠIΦANOYΣ NIKOMHΔOY, Zeus standing left, crowning King's name with wreath in right, and holding sceptre in left hand. Eagle on thunderbolt inner left field, monogram and date (BIΣ =year 212 or 87/6 BC) below. Extremely rare date.
Ex: Forvm Ancient Coins; Wayne G. Sayles
Sear 7276; BMC Pontus, pg 213, 6v; SNG Cop 651v; SNG Von Aulock 266v
Note (courtesy Joe Sermarini): In 88 BC, Mithradates destroyed Nikomedes' army forcing him to flee to Italy. His throne was not restored until Rome defeated Mithradates in 84 BC Waddington, [RG], pp. 217-8, notes, "it is difficult to explain the very rare coins that bear the dates IC, AIC, BIC. These dates correspond to 89/8 to 87/6 BC...; but between mid-88 and the end of 83, the whole of Bithynia was in the hands of Mithradates Eupator. We are forced to conjecture (no text says so) that during this period several fortified places in Bithynia remained faithful to the legitimate king and continued to strike coins in his name."
Lawrence Woolslayer
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8. Antiochos IV Epiphanes10 viewsSELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos IV Epiphanes. 175-164 BC. Antioch on the Kallirhoe (Edessa) mint. Struck circa 168-164 BC. Radiate and diademed head of Antiochos IV right / Zeus standing left, holding eagle and scepter; monogram to outer left. SC 1499; HGC 9, 672.ecoli
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8. Antiochos IV Epiphanes, Antioch, Seleukid31 viewsSELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos IV Epiphanes. 175-164 BC. Æ 19mm (4.51 g, 10h). Antioch mint. Struck circa 173/2-169 BC. Diademed and radiate head right / Zeus standing left, holding scepter and thunderbolt. SC 1408; SNG Spaer 992-5.ecoli
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aa Lydia, Magnesia ad Sipylum. Pseudo-autonomous AE1638 viewsPRO: LYDIA
PO : MAGNESIA
PZ : Between 138 and 276
Obverse
VSG: MAGNHTWN
VT : HEAD MAN R / ZEUS
VA : BEARD
Reverse
RSG: ..GNHTWN
RT : MAN RECUMBENT L(1) / RIVER-GOD HERMOS(1)
RA : CORN-EARS(1) / CORNUCOPIAE(1) / VASE
Technical details
M : AE
GR : 16.51(1)
Bibliographical references
ZIT: BMC 16 S141,22(1)
Additional remarks
FR : VS: MAGNHTWN RS: ..GNHTWN
ancientone
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Abakainon9 viewsAbakainon. 420-410 BC. AR Litra (0.60 gms). Laureate bearded head of Zeus r. ⟲A-B-A-K. / Boar stdg r. ⟲IИIA. gVF. FUN Show 2015. SNG ANS 3 #895; HGC 2 #9; BMC 2 #2; SNG Cop -.1 commentsAnaximander
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Abbaitis-Mysoi 96 viewsBronze AE 18, BMC 1, SNG Von Aulock 3330, VF, mint, 6.957g, 19.4mm, 225o, 2nd Century B.C.; obverse laureate head of Zeus right; reverse MUSWN / ABBAITWN, thunderbolt and legend in wreath; dark patina

purchased 09/09/2007 Forum e-bay auctions
1 commentsJohnny
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Abdagases I - AR tetradrachm29 viewsTaxila
50-65 AD
King on horseback right, letter before
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΥ??AV?ΝΔΙΦEΡΟΑΔΕΛΦΙΔΕШC
Zeus with scepter right
Gadapharabhradaputrasa maharajasa tradatasa Avadagasasa
Senior 227.18
9,08g 23 mm
Johny SYSEL
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Abdera, Thrace19 views352-323 BC
AE Dichalkon (14.5mm, 4.19g)
O: Griffin lying right on club; [star] above, MENAN (magistrate) below.
R: Laureate head of Apollo right within linear square; AB∆-HPI-TE-[ΩN] around.
SNG Cop 374; AMNG II 221; BMC Thrace 75; 83v (MEN)
ex Forvm Ancient Coins

“Beware of the sharp-beaked hounds of Zeus that do not bark, the Grypes (Griffins) who dwell about the flood of Plouton's stream that flows with gold. Do not approach them.”
~ Aeschylus (Prometheus Bound)
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Achaea, Aegira. Plautilla, Augusta. BCD 416; BMC 5.30 viewsAchaea, Aegira. Plautilla, Augusta (AD 202–205). Æ 23.33mm; 4.56 g; 4h.
Obverse: [Φ]ΟΥΛΒΙΑ [•] ΠΛΑΥΤΙΛΛΑ, draped bust right.
Reverse: ΑΙΓЄ – Ι – [Ρ] – ΑΤWΝ, Zeus enthroned left, half nude, holding Nike in right outstretched hand and a long scepter in left.
References: BCD Peloponnesos 416 (same rev. die); BMC Peloponnesus, p. 17, no. 5 (pl. IV, 10) = NCP, pl. S, VI (same dies); Lindgren II 1634 (same dies); SNG Fitzwilliam 3556; Mi Sup. IV, 125.
Ex Savoca Numismatik (eBay), 9-20-2014.
Mark Fox
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Achaea. Achaea, Patrae. Commodus AE2870 viewsCommodus, 177-192AD. AE28, 11.21g.
Obv: IMP COMMODVS ANTO AVG, Laureate cuirassed bust r.
Rev: COL A A PATR, Zeus seated l. holding Nike and sceptre.
BCD 563.


ancientone
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Achaea. Elis, Elis. Septimius Severus AE18.270 viewsPeloponnesus.
Obv. - ΛCEPCEBHP.. Septimius Severus laureate, head rt.
Rev. - HΛEIWΝ Zeus standing rt. holding eagle in left hand and throwing lightning bolt with rt.

The first Olympic festival was organized in Olympia by the authorities of Elis in the 8th century BC, with tradition dating the first games at 776 BC.
ancientone
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Achaea. Laconia, Lacedaimon (Sparta). Ae As 14 viewsObv: Laureate head of Zeus right.
Rev: Λ - A / EΠI - EY / PY - KΛE / O - Σ.
Club within wreath.
(Circa 31-2 BC). C. Julius Eurycles, magistrate.
RPC I 1103; SNG Copenhagen 603.
ancientone
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Achaean league - AR hemidrachm6 viewsAntigoneia (Mantinea)
c. 188-180 BC
head of laureate Zeus right
(AX) monogram all within wreath
A_N

Benner 5; BCD Peloponnesos 1492.2; HGC 5, 926
ex Lanz
Johny SYSEL
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Achaean league - AR hemidrachm13 viewsMegalopolis
160-146 BC
laureate head of Zeus right
monogram, thunderbolt below, all within wreath
ΞB
K (AX) A
M
Benner 17; BCD Peloponnesos 1551.1; HGC 5, 953
ex Roma numismatics
Johny SYSEL
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Achaean league - AR hemidrachm6 viewsDyme
c. 86 BC
head of laureate Zeus right
fish under (AX) monogram all within wreath
(APT) left / ΔY up
Clerk 55; BCD Peloponnesos 482
2,20g

ex Forum Ancient Coins
ex Jiří Militký
Johny SYSEL
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Achaean league - AR hemidrachm7 viewsMegara
c. 175-168 BC
laureate head of Zeus Amarios right
lyre above (AX) monogram, all within wreath
ΔΩ_PO
BCD Peloponessos 27.1; McClean 6431-2, Benner S. 78, 4; HGC 4, 1805
ex Lanz
Johny SYSEL
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Achaean league - AR hemidrachm7 viewsPallantion
100-80 BC
Peloponnesos
laureate head of Zeus right
(AX) monogram, trident below, all within wreath
A
Π_Λ
(YE)
BCD Peloponnesos 1593.2; Benner 4; HGC 5, 969
ex Rauch
Johny SYSEL
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Achaean League - Sparta (Laconia) 192/146 BC25 viewsSparta (Laconia) Hemidrachm - Achaean League 192/146 BC. Ae 14, Weight 2.48g. Obv: Head of Zeus / monograms, Dioscuri caps all within wreath. Clerk, Achaean League pl. XIII, 6 http://www.acsearch.info/record.html?id=166481
Also listed an almost identical coin by Forum Member (Lloyd T) as:
Lakonia, Lakedaimon (Sparta), ca. 85 BC, AR Hemidrachm: in the style of the Achaean League
Laureate and bearded head of Zeus right . / Central AX monogram, pilei of the Dioskouri flanking, ΛAI monogram above and ΩΠMY monogram below, all within laurel wreath.
HGC 5, 643 (S); Clerk 319; BCD Peloponnesos 865.4; SNG Copenhagen 320.
(13 mm, 2.36 g, 6h)
ex-BCD Collection; ex- Johan Chr. Holm (Denmark) 1976.
ddwau
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Achaean League Hemidrachm144 viewsAchaean League Hemidrachm. Elis. Mid First Century BC.

Obv: Laureate Zeus to Right.
Rx: Achaean League Monogram with FA to left, Monogram above, Monogram to right, thunderbolt below, all within laurel wreath. Clerk 256 var. BCD 684. Weight: 2.30 gm. Diameter: 17 mm.
Adrian S
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Achaean League Paterae Silver Hemidrachm 32 viewsAchaean League Paterae Peloponnesus after 150 BC Silver hemidrachm 2.1 gram
Obverse: Head of Zeus Right
Reverse: Ax monogram Dolphin below _10000


Antonivs Protti
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Achaean League, Antigoneia.13 viewsAchaean League, Antigoneia in Arkadia (fka Mantineia). 196-146 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.27 gm). Laureate head of Zeus Amarios, r. / Large AX monogram. A - N on l. & r., magistrate CΩ below, all in laurel wreath. gF/VF. Benner p. #47, #5; BCD Peloponessos 1492.2; SNG Cop 283-284; Clerk 197, Pl VIII, #6; HGC 5 #926; Agrinon 370-392; BMC 10.100.Christian T
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Achaean League, Antigoneia.11 viewsAchaean League, Antigoneia in Arkadia (fka Mantineia). 196-146 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.37 gm). Laureate head of Zeus Amarios, r. / Large AX monogram. ΑN above, magistrate ΕΥ monogram below. VF. Benner p. 48 #9; Clerk 183 #1; SNG Cop 280; Peloponessos 1492; HGC 5 #926.Christian T
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Achaean League, Elis12 viewsAchaean League, Elis. 196-146 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.41 gm). Laureate head of Zeus Amarios, r. / Large AX monogram, with magistrate A - N on either side, FA above, nothing below. VF. Benner #11; HGC 5 #536; BCD Peloponessos 665.2; SNG Cop -.Christian T
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Achaean League, Elis.8 viewsSear 2993 var., BMC Peloponnesus p. 4.

AR hemidrachm, 13-13.5 mm, circa 196 - 146 B.C.

Obv: laureate head of Zeus facing right.

Rev: AX monogram in laurel wreath, F - A at sides, CΩ/CIAC below.

The period of mintage begins with the Roman general, T. Quinctius Flamininus' proclamation of the "Freedom of Greece" in 196 B.C. and ends with the destruction of the League and the sack of Corinth by the Romans in 146 B.C. During this short period the league was the dominant state in Greece.
Stkp
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Achaean League, Megalopolis.11 viewsAchaean League, Megalopolis in Arkadia. 196-146 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.34 gm). Laureate head of Zeus Amarios, r. / Large AX monogram, with Ξ above, magistrate K- I t l. & r., Syrinx below. VF. Benner 15; BCD Peloponessos 1550; HGC 5 #953; Clerk pl VIII #8; SNG Cop 285.Christian T
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Achaean League, Messene.11 viewsAchaean League, Messene. 196-146 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.40 gm). Laureate head of Zeus Amarios, r. / Large AX monogram, with X above and m below. VF. Benner 14; BCD Peloponessos 722.8; HGC 5 #596; Clerk pl XII 4, #297; SNG Cop 317.Christian T
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Achaean League, Pallantion.11 viewsAchaean League, Pallantion in Arkadia. 196-146 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.15 gm). Laureate head of Zeus Amarios, r. / Large AX monogram. Π-Α-Λ to l., top, & r. Below: ΕΥ monogram w/ trident. EF. Benner 4; BCD Peloponessos 1593.2; HGC 5 #969; Clerk pl IX, 3 #219; SNG Cop 290; BMC 124-6.Christian T
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Achaean League, Patrai.11 viewsAchaean League, Patrai in Achaia . 196-146 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.32 gm). Laureate head of Zeus Amarios, r. / Large AX monogram, ΦI above, Ξ to l., ΠA to r., and dolphin below. nEF. Benner 49; BCD Peloponessos 508.4-5; HGC 5 #55; SNG Cop 253.Christian T
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Achaean League, Sparta.11 viewsAchaean League, Sparta in Laconia. 196-146 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.80 gm). Laureate head of Zeus Amarios, r. / Large AX monogram, with AI monogram above, Pilei of Dioscuri l & r., and monogram (#24) below. VF. Benner 6; BCD Peloponessos 865.4; HGC 5 #643; SNG Cop 3320; Clerk pl XIII, 6.Christian T
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Achaean League, Teaga.12 viewsAchaean League, Teaga in Arkadia. c. 196-146 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.38 gm). Laureate head of Zeus Amarios, r. / Large AX monogram, T - E to l. & r., ΘΗ monogram (#27) above. gVF. Pegasi A22 #136. Benner 5; BCD Peloponessos 17446; HGC 5 #1075; Clerk pl IX 4 #226; BMC 130-131; SNG Cop 295.Christian T
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ACHAIA, ACHAEAN LEAGUE, a, (Anonymous) Mid III Century BC.109 views AR Hemidrachm (2.63 gm).
Obv: Head of Zeus of fine style
Rev: Monogram within wreath.
Toned aVF, some porosity.
BCD.374. ex BCD Collection.
Rare.
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Aigeira. c. 167-146 BC228 viewsAR Hemidrachm, Obv: Laureate head of Zeus r. Rx: Forepart of goat r. over monograms Achaean League AX monogram with AL to left, KI to right; all within laurel wreath, tied below. Rare. Ex John Twente Animal Collection; ex Craig Whitford NBD Bank Money Museum Collection Part II, lot 87. VF/EF, 2.49g. BCD-399 (same rev. die), Agrinion-571a, Clerk-16, Benner-Aigeira-5. HJBerk BBS 159, lot 166.2 commentsCGPCGP
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Aigieon. ca. 88-30 BC.136 viewsAR Hemidrachm (2.17 g.).
obv: Laureate head of Zeus right. AIGIEWN.
rev: Achaian League monogram;CTO to left, API above, DA right, MOC below;all within laurel-wreath, tied below.
Sear-2973;BMC 24f.; SNG Cop. 235; BCD 430; Benner-Aigion-20.
Gorny & Mosch
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Aigieon. ca. 88-30 BC.81 viewsAR Hemidrachm 15mm (2.2 g.).
obv: Laureate head of Zeus right. AIGIEWN.
rev: Achaian League monogram;CTO to left, API above, DA right, MOC below;all within laurel-wreath, tied below.
Sear-2973;BMC 24f.; SNG Cop. 235; BCD 430; Benner-Aigion-20.
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Antigoneia (Mantineia). Circa 188-180 BC213 viewsAR Hemidrachm (13mm, 2.43 g). Laureate head of Zeus right / Monogram; A-N across field, monogram below; all within wreath tied at the bottom. Clerk 195; BCD Peloponnesos 1491; SNG Copenhagen 281. VF, toned. ex BCD Collection (not in LHS sale); Benner-Antigoneia-2. CNG auction 179 lot 40.CGPCGP
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Antigoneia (Mantineia). Circa 188-180 BC.72 viewsAR Hemidrachm (13mm, 2.32 g). Laureate head of Zeus right / Monogram; A-N across field, monogram below; all within wreath tied at the bottom. Clerk 195; BCD Peloponnesos 1491; SNG Copenhagen 281; Benner-Antigoneia-2. Toned. CGPCGP
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Argos. 175-168BC 58 viewsAR Hemidrachm (15mm, 2.4g). Laureate head of Zeus left / AX Monogram: Harpa above; Monogram below; all within wreath tied above. Agrinion 307; Benner-Argos-9.
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Achaia, Achaean League, Argos. 195-188 BC.61 viewsAR Triobol or Hemidrachm (15mm, 2.40 g, 6h).

Obv: Laureate head of Zeus left
Rev: AX monogram; TK monogram above; below, wolf’s head right; all within laurel wreath.

Benner 3; Clerk 141/5; BCD Peloponnesos 1130; HGC 5, 714.

From the BCD Collection (not in previous sales).

CNG e-auction 288, Lot: 156.
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Achaia, Achaean League, Argos. 196-146 BC.62 viewsAR Hemidrachm. Laureate head of Zeus left / AX monogram, AKT monogram above, wolf head right below.CGPCGP
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Argos. Circa 160-146 BC. 47 viewsAR Hemidrachm (16mm, 2.33 g, 11h). Laureate head of Zeus right / Monogram of the Achaian League; above, club right; to right, TK monogram; all within laurel wreath. Benner 16; BCD Peloponnesos 1137. VF, toned.

Ex BCD Collection (not in previous sales); Coin Galleries FPL (Winter 1981-1982), no. 51; CNG 221, lot 79
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Corinth. c. 167-146 BC275 viewsAR Hemidrachm, Obv: Laureate head of Zeus l. Rx: Pegasus flying r. over AX monogram with A-K-S across fields; all within laurel wreath, tied left. Ex John Twente Animal Collection; ex HJB Buy or Bid, 2/17/1981. About VF, 2.27g. BCD-73.2, Agrinion-583, Clerk-111; Benner-Korinth-11. HJBerk BBS 159, lot 167.3 commentsCGPCGP
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Corinth. Circa 195-188 BC.61 viewsAR Hemidrachm (14mm, 2.31 g, 10h).
obv: Laureate head of Zeus right
rev: Monogram of the Achaian League; to left, koppa; below, monogram; all within laurel wreath.

Benner 6; BCD Peloponnesos 71. VF, toned.

Ex BCD Collection (not in previous sales); CNG 221, lot 82.
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Achaia, Achaean League, Dyme. 88-30 BC.135 viewsAR Hemidrachm. Obv: Laureate head of Zeus r. Rx: Monograms above and to left of AX monogram F to right, fish r. below; all within laurel wreath. Ex John Twente Animal Collection; ex CNA Mail Bid Sale XXI, June 26, 1992, lot 674 (part). VF, 2.36g. BM-30, Clerk-53; Benner-Dyme-16. HJBerk BBS 159, lot 165.1 commentsCGPCGP
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Elis. c. 188-180 B.C.70 viewsSilver hemidrachm, BMC Peloponnesus p. 4, 46; S 3003 var, VF, Elis mint, 2.312g, 12.8mm, 315o, c. 196 - 146 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Zeus right; reverse large AX monogram in laurel wreath, F - A at sides, CW/CIAC below; Agrinion 334a; BCD 665.1; Benner-Elis-5. ex Coin Galleries auction, 23 November 1963, #423; ex Forum.CGPCGP
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Elis. 167-146 BC.133 viewsAR Hemidrachm. 2.30g. Laureate Head of Zeus right/ AX, F-A across, LY above, Sigma Omega below; all within laurel wreath. Dark toning. EFBCD-664, Agrinion-349a, Clerk-281; BCD 664; Benner-Elis-27. HJBerk BBS 160, lot 105.4 commentsCGPCGP
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Elis. 175-168 BC61 viewsAR hemidrachm. Laureate head of Zeus right/Achaian League monogram. A - FA - N monograms across fields. All within wreath tied at bottom. Clerk 290; Agrinion-337c; BCD 665.2; Benner-Elis-11.CGPCGP
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Elis. 88-30BC.75 viewsAR hemidrachm.
Zeus right KALLIPOS behind.
XA with monograms around. Thunderbolt below.
BCD 689, Benner Elis 42.
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Elis. Circa 175-168 BC.106 viewsAR hemidrachm. 15mm, 2.3g. Laureate head of Zeus right / AX monogram, F-A across, LY above; all within wreath tied at the bottom. BCD 665.5. Clerk 280.CGPCGP
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Elis. Circa 175-168 BC. Bronze dichalkon?132 viewsBronze Dichalkon? (16mm). Laureate head of Zeus right / AX monogram, F-A across, LY above; all within wreath tied at the bottom.

If fourree core - Imitating BCD 665.5/Clerk 280?
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Elis. Circa 191-188 BC. 84 viewsAR Hemidrachm (16mm, 2.42 g, 6h).
obv: Laureate head of Zeus right
rev: Monogram of the Achaian League; above, eagle standing right; in fields, N-I/Σ-Ω; below, FA; all within laurel wreath.

Benner 1; BCD Peloponnesos 663; Agrinion Hoard 331a (same obverse die)
VF, toned.

Ex BCD Collection (not in previous sales); CNG 221, lot 89.
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Elis. Circa 88-30 BC.83 viewsAR hemidrachm. Laureate head of Zeus right/Achaian League monogram. 14 mm 2.2g. FA DWE XE monograms across fields. Thunderbolt below. All within wreath tied at bottom. BCD 680-1; Clerk 259; Benner-Elis-52. Toned. ex. Christopher Morcom collection. ex CNG auction 173 lot 219.CGPCGP
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Lakedaimon, Sparta 88-30 BC.112 viewsAR hemidrachm. Laureate head Zeus right/Achaian League monogram. Caps of the dioscuri across fields. Monograms above and below All enclosed within laurel wreath tied at bottom. Clerk 318a; Benner-Sparta-6. exHCC, Inc.1 commentsCGPCGP
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Megalopolis. Circa 160-150 BC. Bronze dichalkon 78 viewsBronze dichalkon or fourree core. 14.2mm. 2.27 g.
Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right
Reverse: Large X with ΞB above, K-A across, M and thunderbolt below, all within wreath

Attribution: cf. BCD Peloponnesos 1551.1 Date: 160-150 BC

Ex BCD with tag. Note from BCD stating that this is a bronze coin struck from an identified offical die for a hemidrachm. This would make it possibly a test strike in bronze or a fouree core from a stolen die.
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Megara. 175-168 BC.113 views AR Hemidrachm. Laureate head of Zeus right / DW Monogram on left and PO Monogram on right side of Large AX monogram; above, lyre; all within laurel-wreath, tied below. Clerk 120; BCD 27.1; Benner-Megara-4.3 commentsCGPCGP
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Messenia-Messena. Circa 175-168 BC.103 viewsAR Hemidrachm (18mm, 2.46 g).
Laureate head of Zeus right / Monogram; O-OP-N across field, M below; all within wreath tied at bottom.
Agrinion 325d-e; Clerk 304; BCD 722.7, 724; Benner-Messene-23 (same obverse die).

exBeast Coins.
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Pallantium. 88-30 BC.70 viewsAR Hemidrachm (12mm, 1.89 g). Laureate head of Zeus right / Monogram; P - A - L across field, Trident and AN monogram below; all within wreath tied at the bottom. Toned. Clerk 220; BCD 1593.1; Benner-Pallantion-3.CGPCGP
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Patrai-Patras. 167-146 BC. 124 views AR hemidrachm. 16mm 2.55g.
Laureate head Zeus right/ Achaian league monogram. Monogram A-TEI-N across fields. dolphin below. All within laurel wreath tied at bottom.
Agrinion Hoard 553a (same rev. die); Clerk 82a; Benner-Patrai-29 (this coin).
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Patrai-Patras. 167-146 BC. 52 viewsAR hemidrachm.
obv: Laureate head Zeus right
rev: Achaian league monogram. Monogram X-Theta E-E across fields. dolphin below. All within laurel wreath tied at bottom.

Agrinion 560-563; McClean 6411; SNG Cop. 249; Hunterian 14; Dewing 1845, Clerk 80/18; Benner-Patrai-32.
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Patrai-Patras. 175-168 BC.199 viewsAR Hemidrachm (2.31 g.).
Obv: Laureate head Zeus right
Rev: Achaian League monogram; D left, M above, I right, trident below facing right; all within laurel wreath tied below.
Clerk 186/3; McClean 6461; Benner-Patrai-22.

exGorny & Mosch

SNG Cop. 274f. ; BMC 98
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Patrai-Patras. 195-188 BC.92 viewsAR Hemidrachm (15.3mm, 2.36g). Laureate head of Zeus right / AX Monogram; Monograms to left and right; Trident below; all within wreath tied at the bottom. Clerk 47(Ceryneia); Agrinion Hoard 270; Benner-Patrai-4.

exAmphora Coins.
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Patrai-Patras. 88-30 BC.70 views AR hemidrachm. 15mm 2.16g.
Laureate head Zeus right/ Achaian league monogram. XE SW PA across fields. dolphin below. All within laurel wreath tied at bottom.
VF. Toned. BCD 508.7 (this coin); Clerk 81; Benner-Patrai-51 (this coin). exBeast Coins.
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Patrai-Patras. 88-30 BC.51 viewsAR hemidrachm. 16mm 2.4g
obv: Laureate head Zeus right
rev: Achaian league monogram. Monograms and letters across fields. dolphin below. All within laurel wreath tied at bottom.

BMC 42; McClean 6409-10; SNG Cop 252; Leake 3643-5; Clerk 77/15 & 78/16; BCD 508.6.

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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Sikyon. Circa 160-146 BC.44 viewsAR Hemidrachm (16mm, 2.34 g, 6h).
obv: Laureate head of Zeus right
rev: Monogram of the Achaian League; above, ME monogram; in fields, N-I; below, dove flying right; all within laurel wreath.

Benner 18; BCD Peloponnesos 322.1. Near VF, toned, a little porous.

Ex BCD Collection (not in previous sales); CNG 221, lot 156.
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Sikyon. Circa 195-188 BC. 47 viewsAR Hemidrachm (14mm, 2.42 g, 10h).
obv: Laureate head of Zeus right
rev: Monogram of the Achaian League; in fields, Σ-I; below, EY; all within laurel wreath.

Benner 3; BCD Peloponnesos 321.2. VF, toned.

Ex BCD Collection (not in previous sales); CNG 221, lot 152.
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Tegea. 88-30 BC. 137 viewsAR Hemidrachm (2.49 g, 8h). Laureate head of Zeus right / XA monogram; T-E across field; all within wreath. Clerk 223; BCD 1744; SNG Copenhagen 293; Benner-Tegea-4. Toned.

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

exCNG 78, lot 695.
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Achaia, Achaian League AR Triobol or Hemidrachm12 viewsACHAIA, Achaian League. Tegea. Early 1st century BC. AR Triobol or Hemidrachm (15mm, 2.31 g, 9h) Laureate head of Zeus right/ Achaian League monogram; T-E across field; all within wreath. Benner 4; BCD Peolponnesos 1744; HCG 6, 1075. VF, tonedOctopus Grabus
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Achaia, Achaian League. Pallantion AR Triobol or Hemidrachm11 viewsACHAIA, Achaian League. Pallantion. Early 1st century BC. AR Triobol or Hemidrachm (15mm, 2.03 g, 1h) Laureate head of Zeus right / AX monogram; in field, Π-Α-Λ; below, EY monogram and trident; all within laurel wreath. VF, some tooling and fields lightly smoothed on the obverseOctopus Grabus
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ACHAIA, Achaian League. Patra c. 86 B.C.9 viewsACHAIA, Achaian League. Patrai. Circa 86 B.C. AR Triobol – Hemidrachm (14.2mm, 2.30 g,). Obv: Laureate head of Zeus right. Rev: Achaian League monogram; above, AP monogram; ΞE and ΠA flanking; below, dolphin swimming right; all within laurel wreath. Benner 47; BCD Peloponnesos 508.6; HGC 5, 55.ddwau
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ACHAIA, Aigieon. 37-31 BC.68 viewsAE hexachalkon (5.67 g)
Theoxios and Kletaios, magistrates.
obv: Laureate head of Zeus right
rev: Zeus standing right, holding eagle on outstretched arm and preparing to cast thunderbolt; ΘEOΞIOΣ KΛHTAIOΣ around. Kroll, Bronze 2; BCD Peloponnesos 436.

Located along the northern coast of the Peloponnesos, Achaia was a narrow territory between Sicyon and Elis. One theory suggests that Achaia’s original inhabitants were driven to the area from Achaia Phthoitis, which itself was located across the Gulf of Corinth in southern Thessaly. A number of prehistoric and Mycenaean ruins in the western part of the Achaia indicate that the district was long inhabited, even into remote antiquity. Twelve city-states were located there: Aigai, Aigira, Aigion, Bura, Dyme, Helike, Olenos, Patrai, Pherai, Pelene, Rhypes, and Tritaia. Achaian colonies were established in Magna Graecia at Kroton, Kaulonia, Metapontion, and Sybaris. From the mid-5th century onward, much of the history of Achaia is interconnected with the Achaian League.
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Achaian League, Argos, ca. 195-188 BC, AR Hemidrachm 19 views Laureate head of Zeus left.
Wreath surrounding AX monogram; TK monogram above and wolf’s head below.

HGC 5, 714 (this coin) (R1); BCD Peloponnesos 1130 (this coin); Agrinion 302 (b) (same dies); Clerk 141.

(15 mm, 2.43 g, 6h).
Kirk Davis Classical Numismatics Catalogue 50, Fall 2006, 46; ex-BCD Collection: LHS Numismatics 96, 8 May 2006, 1130; ex-Coin Galleries Winter FPL 1981/82, 52.
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Achaian League, Elis, 40-30 BC, AR Hemidrachm 7 viewsLaureate head of Zeus right, ΘPACYΛEΩN behind.
Wreath surrounding AX monogram in centre; FA monogram to left, ANTK monogram above and XE monogram to right, thunderbolt below.

BCD Peloponnesos 688; HGC 5, 541 (R1); Clerk 272; BMC 70; Sear GCV 2994.

(16 mm, 2.19 g, 11h).
John Jencek Ancient Coins & Antiquities; ex- Frank Kovacs Collection.
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Achaian League, Elis, ca. 50 BC, AR Hemidrachm 11 viewsLaureate head of Zeus right, KA monogram in outer right field.
Wreath surrounding AX monogram in centre; FA monogram to left, Ω above ELIΣ monogram (Elis) in upper field and XE monogram to right, thunderbolt below.

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

(15 mm, 2.39 g, 6h).
Classical Numismatic Group e-Auction 160, 14 March 2007, 44; ex- BCD collection: LHS Auction 96, 8-9 May 2006, 685; ex- Danish National Museum, Copenhagen (c.f. SNG Cop 306 deaccessioned duplicate).
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Achaian League, Messene, 191-183 BC, AR Hemidrachm7 viewsLaureate head of Zeus left.
Large AX monogram, Ξ-E across fields, ΠAY monogram above and ligate ME below, all within laurel wreath.

HGC 5, 595 (this coin); BCD Peloponnesos 706 (this coin); Agrinion 314 (same obverse die); Clerk 310.

(14 mm, 2.50 g, 1h)
Auctiones GmbH 1, 19 December 2011, 28; ex- BCD Collection: LHS 96, 8-9 May 2006, 706; ex- de Nicola, May 1982.
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Achaian League, Patrai, ca. 86 BC, AR Hemidrachm 6 viewsLaureate head of Zeus right.
Wreath surrounding AX monogram in centre; ΦΙ above, ΞE to left, ΠA to right, dolphin swimming right below.

BCD Peloponnesos 508.4; HGC 5, 55.

(15 mm, 2.32 g, 11h).
Jencek Historical Enterprise; ex- BCD Collection (private sale); ex- Coin Art, Feb. 1974 per BCD ticket.
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Achaian League. Dyme 12 viewsAchaian League, Dyme in Achaia. Circa 86 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.32 gm). Laureate head of Zeus Amarios, r. / League AX monogram; ΧΔ monogram above, T to left, ΑΡ monogram to right, fish below; all within wreath. gVF. CNG EA 254 #115. Benner 17; BCD Peloponnesos 488; HGC 5 #41; SNG Cop 240; Clerk pl 111 #3. Christian T
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Achaian League. Elis. Hemidrachm6 viewsACHAIA, Achaian League. Elis. Circa 45-30 BC. AR Hemidrachm. Kallippos, magistrate. Laureate head of Zeus right; [KAΛΛIΠΠ]OΥ (magistrate) behind / Monogram; FA to left, Φ above and X to right, thunderbolt below; all within wreath tied at the bottom. Clerk 273 var. (name in genitive); BCD Peloponnesos 690; SNG Copenhagen 298. 1 commentsPodiceps
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Achain league, Pallantion Ar Tetrobol92 views1st cent. BC
Obv.: Laureate head of Zeus.
Rev.: Monogram of the Achaian League.
BCD Peloponnesos 1593.2
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Adana; AE17; Demeter/ Zeus27 viewsCilicia, Adana, 164 B.C. and later, AE 17, 6.38g. SNG Levante-1207. Obv: Head of Demeter r. Rev: Zeus std. l., holding scepter and Nike. Fine. Ex H.J.BerkPodiceps
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Adramyteion, Mysia36 viewsAdramyteion in Mysia, 200-150 BC.,

Obv.: head of Zeus left.
Rev.: AΔP-A-M-VTHN-ΩN , horseman riding right, hand raised.
ANS 1944.100.42406 ; cf. Sear GC 3805

Adramyteion, is located on the western coast of Turkey. Today Burhaniye, it was previously named Kemer, ("aquaduct"), after a nearby aquaduct which has since been demolished.
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Adramyteon, Zeus/ Forepart of Pegasos, AE 1637 viewsAdramyteon, Mysia, c. 350 B.C. Bronze AE 16, cf. SNG von Aulock Supp. 7191; SNG Cop -, aVF, Adramyteon mint, 1.773g, 11.6mm, 90°, c. 350 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Zeus right; reverse Α∆ΡΑ, forepart of Pegasos right. Ex FORVM & areich, photo credit FORVMPodiceps
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Adramyteum, Mysia

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNЄINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev: ЄΠΙ CTPA ΑΙΛ ΚΟΜΦ ΝЄΙΚΙΟV ΑΔΡΑΜVΤΗ, across fields, ΝΩ-Ν, Zeus standing left, holding eagle and sceptre.
37 mm, 23.80 gms

RPC Online 4124; Numismatik Naumann (formerly Gitbud & Naumann) 41, 6 March 2016, lot 452.
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Adramytteion, eagle, AE12250 viewsAE12, 1.63g
obv: Zeus, laureate, facing slightly right
rev: AΔPA, eagle on altar left
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Adramytteion, Mysia15 viewsFourth century BC
Bronze AE 12
1.47 gm, 12 mm
Obverse: Head of Zeus three-quarter facing to right
Reverse: Eagle standing on altar, wings closed, Grain Ear before, AΔΡΑ above.
Sear 3803;
Weber 4949;
Babelon (Traite) plate 170, 16
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Adramytteion, Mysia, 187 - 133 B. C.212 viewsAE12; (Weber 4949); weight 2.1g, max. diameter 12.83mm; Obv.laureate head of Zeus, facing slightly right, Rev. ΑΔΡΑ above, M-Y(in retrograde) below bird, eagle standing left on rock; grain ear before. Green patina.

The city is said to have been named after its founder, Adramys (also Adromos, Adromon or Adromus), notable for being a brother of king Kroisos of Lydia. Sear GCV II p. 355

Ex. Aegean Numismatics
8 commentsSteve E
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AE 12; Zeus/ Hibiscus15 viewsRhodos, Caria, c. 225 B.C. Bronze AE 12, SNG Cop 797, nice F, Rhodos mint, 1.967g, 11.7mm, 0o, c. 225 BC; obverse laureate head of Zeus right; reverse PO, rose, sun-disk behind; rare. Based on the unusual Zeus obverse, this small bronze could be connected to Ptolemy III of Egypt. A devastating earthquake struck Rhodes in 226 B.C. It knocked down the Colossus of Rhodes and destroyed the city. Polybius records that Ptolemy III promised the Rhodians '300 talents of silver, a million artabae of corn, ship-timber for 10 quinqueremes and 10 triremes, consisting of 40,000 cubits of squared pine planking, 1000 talents of bronze coinage, 180,000 pounds of tow (for ropes), 3000 pieces of sailcloth, 3000 talents (of copper?) for the repair of the Colossus, 100 master-builders with 350 workmen, and 14 talents yearly to pay their wages. Beside this, he gave 12,000 artabae of corn for their public games and sacrifices, and 20,000 artabae for victualling 10 triremes. The greater part of these goods were delivered at once, as well as one-third of the money named.' This issue shows perceived harmony with, or thanks to Ptolemaic Egypt. -- J. Ashton, Rhodian Bronze Coinage and the Earthquake of 229. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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AE 15mm, 3.3grm. Rhodes. Ca. 188-84 BC.12 viewsAE 15mm, 3.3grm. Rhodes. Ca. 188-84 BC.
Obv. Laureate head of Zeus right.
Rev. Rose surmounted by radiate solar disk. Uncertain control marks.
Ref. SNG Keckman 725-728
Lee S
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AE 216 views Bronze AE 21, c. 241 - 50 BCE Panormus (Palermo) mint, (4.595g, maximum diameter 20.9mm, die axis 315o)
magistrate (L. Axius?) Naso
o: laureate head of Zeus left
r: warrior standing left, sword in extended right, spear vertical behind in left, grounded shield behind leaning on spear, NAS/O left
very rare magistrate

per Forum notes: NASO named on this coin could be Lucius Axius L. f. Naso, who was a moneyer in Rome, c. 73 - 70 B.C. Two inscriptions discovered at Cordoba dedicated to a Lucio Axio Luci filio Polia tribu Nasoni, indicate his honors. He was first decemvir stlitibus iudicandis, then tribunus militum pro legato, then quaestor. Or, this NASO could be completely unrelated.
Calciati I p. 351, 125 (one specimen); HGC 2 1071 (C)
PURCHASED FROM FORUM ANCIENT COINS
PMah
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AE 22mm Syria, Decapolis, Gadara. Faustina II, wife of Marcus Aurelius. Augusta, 147-175 AD. AE 22mm (7.89 gm, 12h). Dated CY 225. 161/2 AD. Spijkerman 49 (same dies)58 viewsSyria, Decapolis, Gadara. Faustina II, wife of Marcus Aurelius. Augusta, 147-175 AD. AE 22mm (7.89 gm, 12h). Dated CY 225. 161/2 AD. Obv.: ΦAVCTINA CЄBATH, draped bust right. Rev.: ΓAΔAPЄΩN• ЄKC (date), laureate and draped bust of Zeus right. Spijkerman 49 (same dies); Rosenberger IV 51 (same dies); SNG ANS 1312-3 (same dies). _25601 commentsAntonivs Protti
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Ae Pergamon with countermark Owl on the amphora22 viewsAe, Pergamon,
Obv: head of Zeus right
Rev: [ΑΣΚΛΗΠΙΟΥ ΣΩ]ΤΗΡΟΣ, serpent, countermark of Koinon (Galatia): Owl on the amphora
Diameter: 19mm
Weight: 9,15g
3 commentsTomasz P
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AE22; Zeus/ serpent coiled around omphalos27 viewsPergamum, Mysia, ca 2nd Century BC. Æ 22mm. 7.21 g. Obv: Laureate head of Zeus right / Rev: ASKLHPIOU SWTHROS, serpent coiled around omphalos. SNGvA 1372, BMC 158. Podiceps
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Aegae - AE 106 views2nd - 1st century BC
helmeted head of Athena right
naked Zeus standing half right holding eagle and scepter
AIΓAEΩN
(APE) (TAP) / (ΠAΩ)
BMC 13 S96,13; SNG KOP 21 8; SNG AUL 1597; SNG TÜBINGEN 2681
5,24g
Johny SYSEL
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Aegae, Aeolis64 viewsSecond and first centuries B.C.
AE 4.64 gm, 16.5 mm
Obv.: Helmeted head of Athena right
Rev.: AIΓAEΩN
Radiate Zeus standing naked, facing;
holding eagle in outstretched right and scepter in left,
three monograms in left field
B.M.C. Vol. 17, p. 96, No. 12; Sear 4167
Jaimelai
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Aegae, Aeolis 47 viewsSecond and first centuries B.C.
Bronze AE19
6.12 gm, 19 mm
Obv.: Helmeted head of Athena right
Rev.: AIΓAEΩN right
Radiate Zeus standing naked, facing;
holding eagle in outstretched right and scepter in left,
three monograms in left field
B.M.C. Vol. 17, p. 96, No. 12; Sear 4167

This coin was purchased as a semi-cleaned unattributed Greek with bronze disease. Treated and cleaned revealed a coin similar to one already in my collection, but with a little nicer obverse.
Jaimelai
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Aelius, Laodiceia ad Lycum, Zeus Aseis with goat, AE2731 viewsLaodiceia ad Lycum AE27
Obv: ΛOVKIOC AIΛIOC KAICAP, bare head right;
Rev: ACЄIC ΛAOΔIKЄΩN, Zeus Aseis standing left, right hand above goat
B.M.C. 25. 311,201
areich
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Aeolis Aegae 2nd-1st Century BC3 viewsAeolis Aegae 2nd-1st Century BC.

Obverse:Helmeted head of Athena right.

Reverse:naked Zeus standing half right holding eagle and sceptre,

16mm
Macedonian Warrior
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Aeolis Aegae AE18 2nd-1st cent. BC5 viewsAeolis Aegae AE18 2nd-1st cent. BC

Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right, owl countermark on helmet
Reverse: Zeus advancing left, holding eagle and sceptre

Size: 18.01 mm Weight: 7.8 grams
Macedonian Warrior
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Aeolis, Aegae. AE13. Athena/Zeus16 viewsObv: AIGA EWN / Helmeted bust of Athena r.
Rev: Zeus standing, facing l., holding eagle in r. and scepter.
13mm., 1.4g.
Time of Augustus.
Magistrate Diphilos Phaita.
Unrecorded type.
ancientone
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Aeolis, Autokane. Æ8 (3rd century BC).30 views
Obv: Laureate head of Zeus right.
Rev: AYTOKA / Helmeted head of Athena left.
8mm., 0.58g.
ancientone
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Aeolis, Temnos34 viewsAR Tetradrachm (38mm, 16.86g)
c. 188-170 BC
In the name and types of Alexander III of Macedon

O: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin

R: AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; monograms above knee; oinochoe beneath vine tendril at feet
Salaethus
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Aeolis, Temnos: Magistrates Echenikos and Geitas (ca. 150-143 BCE) AR Tetradrachm (Price 1690)19 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Rev: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, EXENI/KOΣ in two lines above oinochoe within vine tendril; ΓEI/TAΣ in two lines below throne
Quant.Geek
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Aeolis-Aegae; 2nd-1st c. BC61 viewsObv: Helmeted head of Athena facing right.
Rev: Zeus, standing naked, half right, holding eagle in outstretched left arm and scepter in right,
Three monograms at lower left. AIΓAEΩN at right.
Size: AE,19mm;4.87gms
Ref: BMC Troas,Aeolis,and Lesbos;vol.17,Pg.96,No.12
SG 4167v
2 commentsBrian L
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Aezani; Zeus, AE199 viewsCALIGULA. Phrygia Aezani. 5,5g, 19mm Lollios Klassikos and Lollios Roufos, magistrates. Obv: Radiate head right. Rev: Zeus standing left, holding eagle and sceptre. RPC 3085. Podiceps
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Aezanis, Phrygia; AE17, Zeus standing16 viewsClaudius, 25 January 41 - 13 October 54 A.D. AE 17, Phrygia, Aezanis, 3.90g. BMC-85, RPC-3088. Rev: Zeus standing l. Fine; a bit rough. Ex H.J.BerkPodiceps
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Aezanis, Phrygia; AIZΑΝΕΙΤΩΝ ΕΠΙ ΜΕΝΛΑΟ ΔΗΜΟΣΘΕ&5 viewsClaudius, 25 January 41 - 13 October 54 A.D., Aezanis, Phrygia. Bronze AE 20, SNG Cop 86, VF, green patina, Aezanis mint, 3.995g, 20.1mm, 0o, obverse “ΚΛΑΥΔΙΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ”, laureate head right; reverse AIZΑΝΕΙΤΩΝ ΕΠΙ ΜΕΝΛΑΟ ΔΗΜΟΣΘΕΝΟΥΣ, Zeus standing left, holding eagle and scepter. Ex FORVM, photo credit FORVMPodiceps
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Aigai, Aeolis, AE 17, Bust of Athena r./ ΑΙΓΑΕΩΝ 
Zeus standing, facing, radiate, holding eagle and staff14 viewsAigai, Aeolis, 2nd-1st century B.C. Æ 4.3g, 17mm. Obv: Athena helmeted. Rev: ΑΙΓΑΕΩΝ 
Zeus standing, facing, radiate, holding eagle and staff; on l., three monograms. BMC 96, 12. Sng Cop 8. Ex Jason FaillaPodiceps
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Aigai, Aeolis, AE 17.8, Bust of Athena r./ ΑΙΓΑΕΩΝ 
Zeus standing, facing, radiate, holding eagle and staff13 viewsAIOLIS. Aegae. 2nd-1st century B.C. Æ 17.8mm, 4.46g. Head of Athena r. /
ΑΙΓΑΕΩΝ 
Zeus standing, facing, radiate, holding eagle and staff; on l., three monograms. BMC 96, 12. Ex Gerhard RohdePodiceps
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Akarnania Man-headed Bull15 viewsAkarnania, Greek AE21, 211 - 219 BC, BCD Akarnania 345
OBV: Laureate head of Zeus right, star behind?, monogram below?
REV: Head of the River god Acheloos as Man-headed bull right, APK monogram behind, ΟΙΝΙΑ∆ΑΝ above
SRukke
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AKARNANIA, Leukas17 viewsAKARNANIA: Leukas, c. 219 to 211 BC. Obverse: Zeus right, bird behind (looking back), API below. Dotted border. Rev: Head of Acheloios right, wing-like ear, trident above, Akarnanian Federal monogram behind. Linear border. BCD Akarnania 32; MSP I, 462 (this coin illustrated).Molinari
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AKARNANIA, OINIADAI25 viewsca. 219-211 BC
AE 21 mm; 7.30 g
O: Laureate head of Zeus right
R: Head and neck of man-headed bull right, above, trident-head to right; monogram behind
Akarnania, The Oiniadai
laney
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Akarnania, Oiniadai, 219-211 BC, Æ 2257 views Laureate head of Zeus right, eagle (?) behind.
Head of man-faced bull, the river-god Acheloos right, trident above, OINIAΔAN behind.

BCD Akarnania 349; SNG Copenhagen 403.

(22 mm, 6.73 g, 1h).
Harlan J. Berk Buy or Bid Sale 187, September 2013, 336.
5 commentsn.igma
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Akarnania, Oiniadai, (cc.219-211 B.C.), AE-20, BMC 006, OINIAΔAN, Achelous right,235 viewsAkarnania, Oiniadai, (cc.219-211 B.C.), AE-20, BMC 006, OINIAΔAN, Achelous right,
avers:- Laureate head of Zeus right, star behind head.
revers:- OINIAΔAN above, forepart of bearded, man-headed bull river god Achelous right, AP monogram behind.
exerg: AP/-//--, diameter: 19,5-20mm, weight: 6,12g, axes: 7h,
mint: Akarnania, Oiniadai, date: cc.219-211 B.C., ref: BMC 006, BCD Akarnania 345,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
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Akarnania, The Oiniadai, SNG Copenhagen 42130 viewsAkarnania, The Oiniadai. Circa 219-211 B.C. AE 20mm 3.62g, Cf. SNG Copenhagen 421; BMC 6-7
O: Laureate head of Zeus right; star behind, monogram below
R: Head of river god Acheloos right; monogram behind
casata137ec
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Akragas, Sicily80 views275-240 BC
AE22 (21.8mm, 6.945g, 315o)
O: Laureate head of Zeus Hellanios right; symbols before and behind.
R: Two eagles standing left, devouring hare upon which they stand, nearer head up and wings closed, farther head down and wings open, caduceus above wings.
HGC 2, 159; Calciati p. 212, 125; SNG ANS 1128; Sear 1030; BMC 2, 131
ex Forvm Ancient Coins
Enodia
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Alexander Balas10 viewsAlexander Balas, struck SE 166, 147-6 BC. Ascalon Mint. Diademed head r. / Zeus draped from waist, standing, facing, head left, extending right hand above civic initials and holding wreath. Date outer left. SC 1847, Spaer 1556.ecoli
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Alexander I Balas 4 viewsSELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Alexander I Balas. 152-145 BC. Serrate Æ, Uncertain mint, probably in northern Syria. Diademed head right / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; Seleukid anchor below. SC 1818; HGC 9, 909. Rare.
ecoli
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Alexander I Balas14 views
SELEUKID EMPIRE. Alexander I Balas. 152-145 BC. Æ Quasi-municipal issue. Apameia on the Axios mint. Dated SE 163 (150/49 BC). Diademed head right / Zeus standing left, holding helmet and scepter; monogram and ΓΞP (date) to left
1 commentsecoli
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Alexander I, Balas, 152 - 145 BC27 viewsObv: No legend, diademed head of Alexander I facing right.

Rev: AΠAMEΩN on right, Zeus standing left holding Corinthian helmet (detail missing) and a scepter, ΓΞP in field before him, ΩA in monogram. Branch counterstamp.

Æ 21, Apameia mint, 150 - 145 BC

6.2 grams, 21.5 mm, 0°

SNG Israel 1489
SPQR Matt
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Alexander I, Balas, 152 - 145 BC37 viewsObv: Diademed head of Alexander Balas facing right within a fillet border.

Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ / AΛEΞANΔPOY in two lines on the right, ΘEOΠATOPOΣ / EYEPΓETOY in two lines on the left; Zeus seated left, in his right hand he holds Nike who is raising a laurel wreath, and in his left hand he holds a scepter, monograms in outer and inner fields; date ΔΞP (Seleucid year 164) in exergue.

Silver Tetradrachm, Antioch mint, 149 - 148 BC

16.1 grams, 30.7 mm, 0°

GCV II 7030, Newell SMA 142

Ex: FORVM
SPQR Coins
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Alexander III 88 viewsAlexander the Great 328-320 b.c
Tetradrachm
ARADOS

Obverse:Head of Alexander as Herakles wearing lions skin
Reverse:Zeus Aetophoros on throne;ALEXANDROU BASILEOS;caduceus left throne,AP under

26.95mm 16.81g
PRICE:3332

Why it is here?I don't like it

I bought it (2005) as original 300euro from not blacklisted seller.
1 commentsmaik
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Alexander III38 viewsAlexander the Great
Cast fake Tetradrachm

Obverse:Head of Alexander the Great as Herakles wearing lions skin
Reverse:Zeus on throne holding eagle; ALEXANDROY BASILEOS;symbol under and left throne

26.03mm 13.80gm (Under weight) and very soft metal

MODERN CAST FAKE

I bought it as is 24$ at ebay from fake listed seller
maik
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Alexander III551 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."
16 commentsrandy h2
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Alexander III151 viewsNew photo.

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-40517


Alexander 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.

Price 136; Troxell, Studies, issue L8.

Thanks for the atribution Lloyd!
6 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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Alexander III12 viewsAR Obol (8mm, 0.48 g, 11h). ‘Babylon’ mint. Struck circa 325-323 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; uncertain letter in left field, monogram below throne. Cf. Price 3606.TLP
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Alexander III11 viewsAlexander III AR drachm.
Head of Herakles right in lionskin headdress /
Zeus seated left with eagle & sceptre.
xokleng
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Alexander III 'The Great'38 viewsKingdom of Macedon
Alexander III 'The Great' (336-323 BCE)
AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 16.75g)
Amphipolis mint c. 336-323 BCE
Lifetime issue

O: Head of Herakles right wearing lion's skin

R: AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; dolphin in left field

Price 73; Müller 539
Salaethus
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Alexander III "The Great" 29 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"57 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.78 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 (359-336). AR Drachm, Miletos c. 325-323.10 views Head of Herakles r., wearing lion skin / Zeus Atophoros seated l.; thunderbolt in l. field, monogram below throne. Price 2088. Britanikus
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Alexander III , Price 3229-S49 views'Alexander III AR Tetradrachm. Myriandros mint. Struck 325-323 BC. Head of Herakles right in lionskin / Zeus seated left with eagle & scepter; BAI monogram left, MI monogram under throne. Müller 1302. Price 3229.


jdholds
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Alexander III - AR drachm67 viewsPhilip III in the name of Alexander III
Kolophon
322-319 BC
head of young Heracles in lion's skin right
Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, barleycorn under throne, spear-spike right
AΛEΞANΔPOY
Price 1751
3,86 g 17,5-16,5 mm
1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Alexander III - AR drachm13 viewsmint ?
323-200 BC ?
head of young Heracles in lionskin right
countermark: Kalchedon ? - head of Demeter ?, bee below, (KA) right
Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter
AΛEΞANΔPOY
zum Gegenstempel vgl. Price, Alexander, S. 69
probably same as: http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-10207
ex Sol numismatic
Johny SYSEL
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Alexander III - AR Drachm5 viewsstruck by Antigones I
Lampsakos
c. 310-301 BC
head of young Heracles in lion's skin right
Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, forepart of pegasus left in the left field
AΛEΞANΔPOY
(NO)
Price 1382; Müller 612
Johny SYSEL
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Alexander III - AR drachm10 viewsChios
c. 290-275 BC
head of young Heracles in lionskin right
Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter; grape bunch
AΛEΞANΔPOY
(ΠYPΦ)
Price 2322; HGC 6, 1134
ex Lanz
Johny SYSEL
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Alexander III - AR obol3 viewsuncertain mint
325-300? BC
head of young Herakles right, wearing lion's skin
Zeus seated left, leaning on scepter, holding eagle
AΛEΞANΔPOY
ex araich
Johny SYSEL
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Alexander III - AR tetradrachm10 viewsunder Stamenes or Archon
Babylon
324-323 BC
head of young Herakles right wearing lion's skin
Zeus seated left, leaning on scepter, holding eagle; kerykeion in left field
AΛEΞANΔPOY
(HΦΛ) / M
Price 3627
ex Künker

After Mazaeus died in 328 B.C., Alexander appointed Stamenes as satrap of Babylon. Little is known about him, other than he probably died of natural causes around 323 B.C. when Archon of Pella replaced him. Perdiccas suspected Archon of colluding in the theft of Alexander's corpse and, in 321 B.C., sent Dokimos to replace him. Archon was defeated and died from battle wounds."
Johny SYSEL
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Alexander III - AR tetradrachm8 viewsstruck under Antipater
Amphipolis
c. 325 - 323/322 BC
head of young Heracles in lionskin right
Zeus seated left, leaning on scepter, holding eagle; cock left
AΛEΞANΔPOY
Price 79; Troxell, Studies, Issue E3
ex Roma Numismatics
Johny SYSEL
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Alexander III - AR tetradrachm19 viewsAlabanda
169 - 168 BC
head of young Heracles in lionskin right
Zeus seated left, leaning on scepter, holding eagle; Pegasos left
AΛEΞANΔPOY
E
Price 2464
ex Roma Numismatics
1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Alexander III - AR tetradrachm4 viewsstruck under Balakros

Tarsos
327-323 BC
head of young Heracles in lionskin right
Zeus Aëtophoros enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, plow left
AΛEΞANΔPOY
· / Θ
Price 3019; vgl. SNG Oxford 2891; SNG München 10/11, 697
ex Gitbud and Naumann
Johny SYSEL
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Alexander III - AR tetradrachm7 viewsstruck by Peithon in the name of Alexander III
Babylon
315-311 BC
head of young Heracles in lionskin right
Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter
monogram in wreath: (HYP); monogram under throne: (XA)
AΛEΞANΔPOY
BAΣIΛEΩΣ
Price 3723
17,10g

ex Gitbud-Naumann
Johny SYSEL
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Alexander III - AR tetradrachm6 viewsstruck by Kassander in the name of Alexander III

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

ex CNG
ex Aurea auction 49
1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Alexander III - AR tetradrachm4 viewsPerge
200 - 199 BC
head of young Heracles in lionskin right
Zeus seated left, leaning on scepter, holding eagle;
AΛEΞANΔPOY
KB
Price 2936
ex Naumann
Johny SYSEL
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Alexander III - AR tetradrachm3 viewsMytilene
c. 188-170 BC
head of young Heracles in lionskin right
Zeus seated left, leaning on scepter, holding eagle; lyre left
AΛEΞANΔPOY
monogram / Δ
Price 1718
ex Dionysos
Johny SYSEL
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Alexander III - AR tetradrachm15 viewsTemnos
c. 188-170 BC
head of young Heracles in lionskin right
Zeus seated left, leaning on scepter, holding eagle; oinochoe within vine tendril left
AΛEΞANΔPOY
(ΠA) E
Price 1676; Müller 956
16,20g
ex Dionysos
1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Alexander III - Philip III74 viewsKings of Macedon. Alexander III - Philip III
AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 17.13g)
Circa 324/3-320 BC
Arados mint. Struck under Menes or Laomedon.

O: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin

R: AΛEΞANΔPOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; monogram below throne

Price 3309; Duyrat group IV, series 1.
Salaethus
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Alexander III - tetradrachm, Amphipolis48 viewsAlexander III "the Great", AR tetradrachm, struck under Kassander, Philip IV or Alexander (son of Kassander), 315-294 BC, 17.15 g; Obv: head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin; Rev: ALEXANDROY;, Zeus Atephoros seated left, holding sceptre and eagle; in left field, Lambda above torch, below throne, M above star.
Price 481
Bartosz Awianowicz
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Alexander III AR Drachm34 viewsObv: Head of Alexander the Great as Hercules right, wearing lion-skin knotted at base of neck.
Rev: ALEXANDROU - Zeus seated left, N before, and B below throne.
Year: 310-301 BC
Mint: Colophon
Weight: 4.20g
Cat #: Muller.1335, Price.1800
oa
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Alexander III AR Drachm 118 viewsKings of Macedon Alexander III the Great, 336-323 BC

Head of Herakles in lion skin facing right

AΛEΞANΔPOY in right field, Zeus enthroned facing left holding eagle and sceptre; double-head (bipennis) axe beneath throne, circled ΠPYA monogram in left field.

Price 2148; Thompson DM 260; Newell 49.

3.97g

Struck under Demetrios Poliorketes ca. 300-294 BC at Ionia, Miletos Mint.

Some encrustations remain around Zeus

Sold Forum Auction May 2019
2 commentsJay GT4
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ALEXANDER III AR Drachm Price 1505, Zeus42 viewsOBV: Head of Herakles right in lionskin headdress
REV: ALEXANDROU, Zeus Aetophoros seated left, holding eagle and sceptre. Forepart of Pegasos left in left field, X on W monogram beneath throne.


Minted at Abydos, 325-323 BC
Legatus
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Alexander III AR Drachm, King of Macedon 336-323 BC. 25 views14x15 mm , 3,3 g
Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / Zeus seated left, right leg drawn back, holding eagle and sceptre. _e23sold
1 commentsAntonivs Protti
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Alexander III AR Drachm, Teos Mint, 310-301 BC39 viewsOBV: Head of Herakles in lionskin headdress
REV: Zeus seated left with right knee raised, holding eagle in right hand and sceptre in left. ALEXANDROU written vertically to right of sceptre. Monograms HDelta in left field below eagle and O looped inside the letter PI below the throne.

Price 2290 (courtesy lloyd T and altamura). The mintmark below the throne also bears some similarity to Price 2292 in which the "o" is fully separate from the PI. Added to the Wildwinds database.

diam 17 mm, wt 4.00 gm
1 commentsdaverino
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Alexander III AR Tetradrachm68 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
1 commentsoa
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Alexander III AR Tetradrachm37 viewsObv: Head of Heracles facing right, wearing lion skin.
Rev: Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle.
Mint: Myriandrus
Date: 325-323 BC
Weight: 17.1g
Ref: Price 3223
oa
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Alexander III AR Tetradrachm. 14 viewsAlexander III AR Tetradrachm. Uncertain Greek mint.
Struck 310-275 BC. Head of Herakles right in lionskin
/ Zeus seated left with eagle & scepter. Coin #609
cars100
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Alexander III Drachm94 viewsOBV: Herakles' head right, clad in lion-skin head-dress.
REV: "ALEXANDROU", Zeus enthroned left, eagle in
extended right, scepter in left, "MU" monogram
within wreath left, head wearing Phrygian hat
below throne.

Price 1565
posthumous, c. 310 - 297 B.C.
4.24gm 17.1mm

7 commentsgoldenancients
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Alexander III Drachm 336-323bc153 viewsAlexander III Drachm 336-323bc - Obv. Head of young Herakles in lion skin, right. Rev. Zeus on throne holding scepter and eagle, in left field forepart of Pegasus. 18mm 4.1gm
Lampsacus Mint
4 commentsAdrian S
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Alexander III Lifetime Tetradrachm -- Amphipolis -- 332-326 BC56 views17.08 g, 24 mm, 220°
Amphipolis Mint
Silver Tetradrachm; Old Cabinet Toning
Minted during reign of Alexander III; Struck Under Antipater
Price 36; Troxell, Studies, Group C1

Obverse: Head of Herakles Wearing Nemean Skin Headdress Right.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ (Of Alexander). Zeus Aëtophoros Enthroned Left Holding Eagle and Staff. Caduceus with Fillets in Left Field.
4 commentsHydro
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Alexander III Macedon Silver Tetradrachm c. 336-323 B.C.22 viewsMacedon Alexander III Silver Tetradrachm (17.05 grams) c. 336-323 B.C. NGC AU Strike 5/5 Surface 5/5.
Obv: Heracles.
Rev: Zeus.
mjabrial
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Alexander III of Macedon AR Tetradrachm ca 310 BC62 viewsOBV: Head of Herakles with lionskin headdress
REV: Zeus Ateophotos seated left holding eagle and scepter, ALEXANDROY vertical to right of scepter. Obscure date or mintmark under eagle.

The style of the coin strongly suggests the Ake mint (possibly Price 3301 or similar) with bellcovers on the throne legs and the slanted footstool on which Zeus rests his feet. The posture and arrangement of his robes also was typical of Ake tetradrachmae in the decade following Alexander's death in 323 BC. The weight of Ake tetradrachms is almost uniformly 17.1 gm ( Newell: The Dated Alexander Coinage of Sidon and Ake) corresponding exactly to this coin.

Bought at the Baltimore coin show 2010

Diam 26 mm, wt 17.1 gm
1 commentsdaverino
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Alexander III of Macedon Babylon Mint, 315-311 BC34 viewsTetradrachm minted in Babylon, probably under Peithon.
Head of Herakles in Lionskin Headdress/ Zeus Aetophoros on Reverse, MTP in wreath in left field, PiDT monogram in circle below throne. BASILEUW below, ALEXANDROY to right.

Price 3733 (ref.Wildwinds), 16.6 grms
1 commentsdaverino
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Alexander III of Macedon Drachm Colophon (uncertain) 319 B.C. To 310 B.C.14 viewsHead of beardless Heracles right wearing lion skin headdress
Zeus seated on stool-throne left, eagle on outstretched right hand, sceptre in left hand ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ

Price 1783
Britanikus
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Alexander III of Macedon, 336-323 BC - Signed Die9 viewsAR Drachm (16mm, 4.26 g)
Grade Ch VF*; Strike 5/5; Surface 4/5: 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. Extremely Rare. Only two specimens noted in ADM I (both in the ANS collection) and three specimens shown in acsearch.

This issue (Price 2090A) and an equally rare contemporary issue at Magnesia ad Maeandrum are the only two instances of signed dies struck for Alexander.

Because this coin is so rare you can actually follow it from auction to auction and for at least the last three times it sold it got cheaper each time. I may have to pay to sell it the next time :>)
Richard M10
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Alexander III Posthumous Tetradrachm -- Amphipolis -- ~323 BC19 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 BC23 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.
Hydro
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Alexander III Posthumous Tetradrachm -- Phocis -- ~323 BC25 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 Price 300052 viewsKINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.16 g, 3 h), Tarsos, struck under Balakros or Menes, circa 333-327.
O: Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress.
R: AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and eagle standing right with closed wings in his right; below throne, B.
- Price 3000.
2 commentsNemonater
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Alexander III Silver Drachm56 viewsAlexander III King of Macedon
Silver drachm 4.3 gram
Obverse: Bust Right
Reverse: Zeus on throne _7500 sold

Alexander III AR Tetradrachm. 328-320 BC, Arados Mint. Head of Herakles right in lionskin headdress / BASILEWS ALEXANDROU, Zeus seated left, legs uncrossed, holding eagle, S in left field, AR monogram beneath throne. SOLD
1 commentsAntonivs Protti
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Alexander III Tetradrachm50 viewsPosthumous issue of Amphipolis mint 316-305 bc, Zeus / Herakles, 17.06 gram1 commentsAdrian S
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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 Tetradrachm Pella Mint40 viewsOBV: Head of Herakles right, wearing Nemean lion's skin headdress.
REV: ALEXANDROU
Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand and sceptre in left
hand; Phrygian helmet in left field with crossed palm branches
above, monogram under throne, and exergue.
Price 629; Müller 233. ANACS # 4684706
ca. 275-270 B.C.
Pella Mint
2 commentsgoldenancients
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Alexander III Tetradrachm Price 299363 viewsKINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.25 g, 4 h), Tarsos, struck under Balakros or Menes, circa 333-327.
O:Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress.
R: AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and eagle standing right with closed wings in his right; below throne, A.
- Price 2993.
1 commentsNemonater
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Alexander III Tetradrachm Price 299975 viewsKINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.13 g, 12 h), Tarsos, struck under Balakros or Menes, circa 333-327.
O: Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress.
R: AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and eagle standing right with closed wings in his right.
- Price 2999. A rare early and unusual issue from Tarsos, "Officina B", bearing no symbol.

By comparing these early Tarsos tetradrachms to the staters of Mazaios (Pictured below) it is easy to see the identical forms of the throne, scepter, footstool and other details. The drapery is rendered in a similar manner, the Aramaic inscription of the one and the Greek inscription of the other share the same curve following the dotted border. This evidence indicates the two series of coins were the common product of a single mint.

2 commentsNemonater
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Alexander III The Great523 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 Great310 viewsSilver Drachm
Sardes 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
7 commentsmihali84
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Alexander III the Great19 viewsStruck under Antigonos I Monophthalmos,
Obverse: Hercules wearing lion skin headress
Reverse: Zeus enthroned holding eagle
Magnesia Mint
319-305 BC
3.9 gm 18mm
Price 1970
1 commentswileyc
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Alexander III the Great (336 - 323 B.C.)63 viewsLifetime Issue
AR Tetradrachm
O: Head of Alexander as Hercules right, wearing lion-skin headdress.
R: AΛEΞAN∆POY, Zeus enthroned left, right leg forward (archaic lifetime style), eagle in extended right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, bow on left.
Salamis mint, struck 332-323 B.C.
16.95g
25mm
Price 3139 ; SNG Alpha Bank 662; Newell. Salamis 7.
5 commentsMat
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ALEXANDER III THE GREAT (336-323)77 viewsAR drachm, (4,14 g. - 17-18 mm)
Abydos mint. Struck circa 310-301 BC.
under Antigonos I Monophthalmos. As Strategos of Asia, 320-306/5 BC, or king, 306/5-301 BC.
Vs: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin.
Rs: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, head of Ammon right; ivy leaf below throne.
Price 1551. _17988 sold
2 commentsAntonivs Protti
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ALEXANDER III THE GREAT (336-323) AR drachm. Sardes mint. Struck circa 322-319/8 BC. 45 views(3,99 g. - 16-17 mm) Price 2617; ADM I 258 BC.
Vs: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin.
Rs: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, TI above eagle standing left. _6992 sold
Antonivs Protti
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Alexander III the Great - Drachm - Colophon, Lydia59 viewsDate: 310-301 BC (posthumous)
Size: 16 mm
Weight: 4.3 g
Obv: Head of Herakles wearing lion's scalp right
Rev: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, legs crossed, ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to right; crescent in left field, N below throne
Price 1798
Viriathus
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Alexander III the Great - Tetradrachm - Amphipolis, Macedon42 viewsDate: 336-323 BC (lifetime)
Size: 24 mm
Weight: 17.2 g
Obv: Head of Herakles wearing lion's scalp right
Rev: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, legs open, ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to right; club and monogram in left field
Price 70
Viriathus
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Alexander III The Great Lifetime Issue Drachm ! Signed by the artist 122 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, 323-319 BC.8 viewsSilver Drachm; Magnesia mint.
3,97 g. 17 mm.
Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin.
Rev: AΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ.
Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, bee right; spearhead in outer right field.
Price 1936.
_42.43
Antonivs Protti
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Alexander III the Great, 336-323 B.C., Silver Drachm25 viewsAlexander III the Great, 336-323 B.C., Silver Drachm, Kolophon. Head of Herakles / Zeus.1 commentsmjabrial
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Alexander III The Great, drachm; Magnesia ad Maeandrum mint, Price 195933 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, Macedonian Kingdom, 336 - 323 B.C. Lifetime Issue104 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.
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Alexander III The Great, Macedonian Kingdom, 336 - 323 B.C., Ancient Counterfeit40 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) 168 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
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Alexander III The Great, Macedonian Kingdom, 336 - 323 B.C., Lifetime Issue, Silver tetradrachm, Price 3599 (same dies)96 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.

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Alexander III The Great, Macedonian Kingdom, 336 - 323 B.C., Lifetime Issue, Silver tetradrachm, Price 3599 (same dies)53 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.32 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.
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Alexander III The Great, Macedonian Kingdom, 336 - 323 B.C., Possible Lifetime Issue103 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.
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Alexander III the Great, Silver Hemiobol, Arados, Phoenicia31 viewsSilver Hemiobol of Alexander III the Great, Arados, Phoenicia mint, 9mm, 336 - 323 B.C.
Obverse: Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion skin headdress tied at neck
Reverse: AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Zeus enthroned left, right leg drawn back, holding eagle and scepter, Σ left

Very nice for a coin the size of a pencil eraser!
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ALEXANDER III THE GREAT. 336-323 BC9 viewsSilver Drachm; Kolophon or Abydos, circa 322-319 BC.
4,19 g. 18 mm.
Obv: Youthful head of Heracles right, wearing lion’s skin.
Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY; Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and sceptre; in left field, dolphin upwards; in right, lyre.
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Antonivs Protti
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ALEXANDER III THE GREAT. 336-323 BC6 viewsSilver Drachm; Kolophon or Abydos, circa 322-319 BC.
4,19 g. 18 mm.
Obv: Youthful head of Heracles right, wearing lion’s skin.
Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY; Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and sceptre; in left field, dolphin upwards; in right, lyre.
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Antonivs Protti
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ALEXANDER III THE GREAT. 336-323 BC8 viewsSilver Drachm; Lampsakos. Struck under Kalas or Demarchos, circa 328/5-323 BC.
4,20 g. 18 mm.
Obv: Youthful head of Heracles right, wearing lion’s skin.
Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY; Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, Artemis Phosphoros standing facing, holding two torches; Δ below throne.
Price 1356; ADM II Series V.
_62.68
Antonivs Protti
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ALEXANDER III THE GREAT. 336-323 BC6 viewsSilver Drachm; Lampsakos. Struck under Kalas or Demarchos, circa 328/5-323 BC.
4,20 g. 18 mm.
Obv: Youthful head of Heracles right, wearing lion’s skin.
Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY; Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, Artemis Phosphoros standing facing, holding two torches; Δ below throne.
Price 1356; ADM II Series V.
_62.68
Antonivs Protti
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ALEXANDER III THE GREAT. 336-323 BC9 viewsSilver Drachm; Miletos, 325-323 BC. Struck under Philoxenos..
4,05 g. 17 mm.
Obv: Youthful head of Heracles right, wearing lion’s skin.
Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY; Zeus seated left holding eagle and scepter, monogram in left field.
Price 2090.
_3545
Antonivs Protti
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ALEXANDER III THE GREAT. 336-323 BC6 viewsSilver Drachm; Miletos, 325-323 BC. Struck under Philoxenos..
4,05 g. 17 mm.
Obv: Youthful head of Heracles right, wearing lion’s skin.
Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY; Zeus seated left holding eagle and scepter, monogram in left field.
Price 2090.
_3545
Antonivs Protti
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ALEXANDER III THE GREATm 323-319 BC.6 viewsSilver Drachm; Magnesia mint.
3,97 g. 17 mm.
Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin.
Rev: AΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ.
Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, bee right; spearhead in outer right field.
Price 1936.
_42.43
Antonivs Protti
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Alexander III ‘the Great’22 views3rd – 2nd Century B.C.
Silver Drachm
3.21 gm, 17 mm
Obv.: Head of Alexander as Herakles right, wearing lion's skin
Rev.: Zeus enthroned left holding eagle and scepter; Monogram, crescent at left; monogram under throne; Blundered AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ to right

Barbarous Imitation
Jaimelai
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Alexander III ‘the Great’45 views336-323 B.C.
Silver Drachm
4.19 gm, 18 mm
Obv.: Head of Alexander as Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress
Rev.: Zeus Aëtophoros enthroned left holding large eagle and scepter; star in left field, spearhead in right field, AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ to right
Colophon mint, 322-319 B.C.
Price 1759; Müller 317
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Alexander III ‘the Great’90 viewsAlexander III ‘the Great’ AR Drachm (18mm 4.24g) Sardes mint. Lifetime issue, circa 334/25-323 BC.
O: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin R: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; torch in left field, monogram below throne. Price 2567.
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Alexander III ‘the Great’44 views336-323 B.C.
Silver Drachm
3.98 gm, 16.4 mm
Obv.: Head of Alexander as Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress
Rev.: Zeus enthroned left holding eagle and scepter, N at left, B under throne, AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ to right
Colophon mint, 310-301 B.C.
Price 1800;
[Muller 1335]
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Alexander III ‘the Great’, KINGS of MACEDON. Tetradrachm. Struck under Antipater, circa 332-326 BC. 7 viewsAmphipolis mint,(25 mm, 17.13 g, 3 h),
Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress.
Rev. A?E?AN?POY Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and eagle standing right with closed wings in his right; to left,
janiform head wearing polos. Price 6.
Ruslan K
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Alexander III ‘the Great’. KINGS of MACEDON. AR Tetradrachm. Struck under Antipater, circa 332-326 BC.3 viewsAmphipolis mint. (25mm, 16.91 g). Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; grape bunch in left field. Price 29.Ruslan K
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Alexander III “The Great” AR Drachm, Miletos mint.46 viewsKings of Macedon, 18mm 4.15g Posthumous issue 310-301 BC.
O: Head Herakles r. in lionskin.
R: Zeus enthroned l., one foot back, holding eagle and sceptre, ALEXANDROU (partial, at edge of flan) to r, Miletos monogram in l. field, XE monogram beneath throne.
SG6730-31v(letters, monogram),Price 2151v(second monogram). _6830
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Abydos 323-317 BC126 viewsSilver drachm, 17.2mm, 4.27g, nice EF
Head Herakles right wearing lion's skin knotted at neck / [A]ΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left holding eagle and sceptre, feet spread wide and resting on stool. Horse leg in left field, ΔY under throne.
Price 1511
1 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Abydos 323-320 BC28 viewsAR drachm, 16.6mm, 4.28g, Nice EF
Head Herakles right wearing lion's skin knotted at neck / [AΛ]EΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre, feet spread wide and resting on stool. Dolphin swimming downwards in left field, ΔY monogram below throne.
Price -, Müller -; Thompson II, 79, series IV
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Abydos 328-323 BC90 viewsAR drachm, 17.8mm, 4.3g, Choice VF
Head Herakles right wearing lion's skin knotted at neck / AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre, both feet forward. Pegasus forepart in left field, monogram below throne. Lifetime issue.
Ex: Glenn W. Woods
Price 1505b, Müller 610; Thompson 44, series II
1 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Abydos mint, 328-323 BC45 viewsAR drachm, 16.8mm, 4.24g, aEF/gVF
Head Herakles right wearing lion's skin knotted at neck / AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left holding eagle and sceptre, feet forward resting on stool. Pegasus forepart in left field, monogram below strut under throne. Lifetime issue.
Ex: Glenn W. Woods
Price 1505a; Müller 610; Thompson 39v, series II
Consigned to Forvm
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Ake 308-307 BC67 viewsSilver tetradrachm, 27.3mm, 17.12g, VF
Head Herakles right wearing lion skin knotted at neck / AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left holding eagle and sceptre, right leg drawn back. Intricate date monogram in left field.
Ex: Forvm Ancient Coins
Price 3297
2 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Amphipolis 315-294 BC56 viewsAR tetradrachm, 27.9mm, 17.24g, Ch EF
Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and sceptre, Λ over torch in left field, monogram below throne.
Price 447c; Müller 37.
1 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Amphipolis 315-294 BC29 viewsAR tetradrachm, 17.19g, Choice VF
Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin knotted at neck / AΛEΞANΔPOY, Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and sceptre, Λ over torch in left field, ant below throne. Nicely toned.
Price 454
Consigned to Forvm
1 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Amphipolis mint c. 294-290 BC66 viewsAR 4Dr., 27mm, 17.04g, VF
Head Herakles right wearing lion skin knotted at neck / AΛEΞANΔP[OY] Zeus seated left holding eagle and sceptre, right leg drawn back. Thunderbolt and I (Z) in left field, dolphin below throne.
Price 501; Müller 16
Consigned to Forvm
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Amphipolis mint, 315-294 BC35 viewsAR 4Dr., 27.2mm, 17.26g, aEF
Head of Herakles wearing lion skin knotted at neck / AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus enthroned left holding eagle and sceptre, legs crossed, Λ over torch in left field, YE monogram under throne.
Ex: Glenn W. Woods
Consigned to Forvm
Price 465; Müller 34
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Arados mint, 311-300 BC38 viewsAR 4dr, 25.9mm, 16.72g, aEF
Head of Herakles right wearing lion skin headdress / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus enthroned left holding eagle and sceptre, legs crossed. Anchor and monogram in left field, Π under throne. Scarce issue of Seleukos I.
Price 3349; Müller 1504
Consigned to Forvm
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Chios 290-275 BC71 viewsAR drachm, 17.7mm, 4.15g, VF
Head Herakles right, clad in lion's skin knotted at neck / [AΛEΞANΔPOY] behind Zeus seated left on throne with back, holding eagle and sceptre. M within O above bunch of grapes with tendril in left field. Scarce.
Ex: Harlan Berk
Price 2324, Müller 1529
Certificate of Authenticity from David R. Sear, ACCS
Consigned to Forvm
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Corinth 310-290 BC19 viewsAR tetradrachm, 16.83g, Choice VF
Head Herakles right wearing lion skin knotted at neck / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔPOY, Zeus seated left on throne ornamented with Nikai, holding eagle and sceptre; statue of Athena in left field, OΛ within wreath under throne. Rare.
Price 694; Noe, Sicyon 37
Consigned to Forvm
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Kolophon 310-301 BC67 viewsAR drachm, 18mm, 4.28g, aUnc
Head Herakles right clad in lion's skin / AΛEΞANΔPO[Y] Zeus seated left, right leg drawn back and feet on stool. KA in left field, crescent under throne.
Ex: Calgary Coin
Price 1825a, Müller 274v
Consigned to Forvm
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Kolophon 323-319 BC61 viewsAR drachm, 16.8mm, 4.31g, aEF/VF
Head Herakles right wearing lion's skin knotted at neck / AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left holding eagle and sceptre, right leg drawn back and feet on stool. Lyre in left field.
Price 1768, Müller 240
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Kolophon 323-319 BC24 viewsAR drachm, 17.5mm, 4.3g, Nice EF
Head Herakles right wearing lion's skin knotted at neck / AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre, right foot back and feet on stool. Caduceus below throne, spear head outer right field.
Ex: Glenn W. Woods
Price 1756, Müller 208
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Lampsakos 328-323 BC45 viewsAR drachm, 16.9mm, 4.29g, Nice VF
Head Herakles right wearing lion skin knotted at neck / AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left holding eagle and sceptre, feet forward resting on stool. Club in left field. Early lifetime issue, featuring a youthful portrait.
Price 1347; Müller 136; Thompson 8, series II
For Sale
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Lampsakos mint, 328-323 BC18 viewsAR drachm, 16mm, 4.25g, aEF
Head Herakles right wearing lion's skin knotted at neck / AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre, both feet forward. Demeter facing with two torches in left field, Δ over O below throne. Lifetime issue.
Price 1356, Müller 398; Thompson 71, series V
Sold by Forvm
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Magnesia 319-305 BC104 viewsAR drachm, 16.5mm, 4.3g, EF
Head Herakles right wearing lion's skin knotted at neck / AΛEΞANΔP[OY] Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre, right leg drawn back. MTo in left field, ATI under throne, B in right field.
Ex: Glenn W. Woods
Price 1957
2 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Magnesia ad Maeandrum mint, 323-319 BC21 viewsAR drachm, 17mm, 4.27g, EF
Head Herakles right wearing lion's skin knotted at neck / AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre, right leg drawn back and feet on stool. Bee below throne, spear-head outer right field
Ex: Glenn W. Woods
Price 1938v; Müller 323
Consigned to Forvm
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Miletos 300-295 BC33 viewsAR drachm, 17.6mm,4.25g, gVF
Head of young Herakles right, clad in lion's skin / AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus enthoned facing left, holding eagle and sceptre, his legs are crossed and resting on a stool, helmet crest in left field, double axe under throne.
Ex: Glenn W. Woods
Price 2138, Müller 1133
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Mylasa 300-280 BC47 viewsSilver drachm, 18.9mm, 4.13g, aVF
Head Herakles right wearing lion skin headdress / [AΛ]EΞANΔPO[Y] Zeus seated left holding eagle and sceptre, legs crossed. Artemis Kindyas figure in left field, Σ below throne. Rare.
Ex: Forvm Ancient Coins
Price 2493A
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Mylasa 300-280 BC73 viewsSilver tetradrachm, 29.6mm, 17.01g, Nice VF
Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre, double axe left field.
Price 2074; Müller 1128.
2 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Sardes 324-323 BC60 viewsAR drachm, 16.6mm, 4.23g, gVF
Head Herakles right wearing lion skin headdress / AΛEΞANΔPO[Y] Zeus seated left holding eagle and sceptre, both feet forward resting on stool. IoP erased from die in left field, rose below throne. Lifetime issue.
Ex: Glenn W. Woods
Price 2570; Thompson 83a, series X
Note: Reason for erasure of the monogram in the left field for this die is not known.
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Tarsos 323-317 BC53 viewsSilver tetradrachm, 28.3mm, 17.09g, VF
Head Herakles right wearing lion skin knotted at neck / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left holding eagle and sceptre, both feet forward resting on stool. Nike bearing wreath in left field, ATI monogram below throne. Cabinet toned.
Ex: Harlan Berk
Price 3038a, this also same as cover coin on Price dust jacket.
1 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Teos 323-319 BC59 viewsAR drachm, 17.8mm, 4.06g, gF
Head Herakles right clad in lion's skin headdress / [A]ΛEΞANΔP[OY] Zeus seated left, right leg drawn back, holding eagle and sceptre. Πo in left field, AT below throne.
Price 2266, Müller 846
Consigned to Forvm
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, AR drachm, 336-323 BCE64 viewsAR drachm of Alexander III “The Great”, 17 mm, 4.13 grams, seemingly lifetime issue (336–323 BCE), however, dated 323 -317 BCE. Lampsacus mint.

Obverse: Head of Herakles wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: Zeus seated left, legs parallel, on stool, holding eagle and scepter. Legend in Greek AΛEΞANΔPOY. Monograms in the left field an "A" with an "overhang" - below is a serpent.

Reference: Price 212, 1363, SNG Vol. VIII 441, Margaret Thompsons' "Alexander's Drachm Mints II" as 148 to 152.

Added to collection: June 5, 2005
Daniel Friedman
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Alexander III, AR Drachm.12 viewsAlexander III, Lampasacus mint. 310-301 BC.
Obverse: Head of Herakles clad in lionskin facing right.
Reverse: Zeus enthroned with eagle and sceptre. Monogram.
CANTANATRIX
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Alexander III, AR Drachm.13 viewsAlexander III, Lampasacus mint. 310-301 BC.
Obverse: Head of Herakles clad in lionskin facing right.
Reverse: Zeus enthroned with eagle and sceptre. Monogram.
CANTANATRIX
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Alexander III, drachm, Price 156032 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 179922 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, tetradrachm, Alabanda65 viewsAlexander III (336-323 BC)
AR tetradrachm 33x30mm, 16.32 g
Alabanda, ca. 169/8.
Head of Heracles right in lion-skin headdress
ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡοΥ, Zeus seated left, holding eagle and grasping scepter, Pegasus alighting left before, date E (Year 5) under throne
Price 2464.

ex Freeman & Sear

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1 commentsareich
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Alexander III, tetradrachm, Tyre245 views28mm, 17.1g
obv: head of Herakles wearing lion-skin head dress right
rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, rev: Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, monograms
Price 3534, Müller 1592

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9 commentsareich
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Alexander III, the Great AR Drachm SUPERB 287 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 III, The Great, King of Macedon 336-323 BC. Silver Tetradrachm87 viewsPrice 3725a
struck betweem 317-311 DC. BABYLON mint,

Obverse: Head of Hercules right wearing lion skin headdress knotted at the base of neck
Reverse: ALEXANDROU behind Zeus enthroned left holding eagle & sceptre, XA monogram before on left field, monogram MYP in wreath beneath throne
17.1 gram _20800 Sold
2 commentsAntonivs Protti
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Alexander III, The Great; AR Tetradrachm. Mesembria, Thrace. 250-175 BC.95 viewsHead of Herakles, right, wearing lionskin headdress
Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre; BASILEWS to right, ALEXANDROY to left; Corinthian helmet in left field, L-A beneath throne.
14,90g.,33mm.
Antonivs Protti
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ALEXANDER III. DER GROSSE (336 - 323) KöNIGREICH MAKEDONIEN Griechenland 33 viewsDrachme, ca. 310-301, Abydos.
Vs.: Kopf des jugendlichen Herakles im Löwenskalp rechts.
Rs: ALEXANDROU. Zeus mit Adler und Szepter auf Thron nach links sitzend, im Feld links Monogramm, unter dem Thron Efeublatt.
3,66 g. 16,5 mm. Price: 1527 _2866
Antonivs Protti
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Alexander III. der Große, 336 - 323 v. Chr. GRIECHEN MAKEDONISCHE KÖNIGE 42 viewsAR Drachme, ca. 323 - 319 v. Chr., Mzst. "Kolophon"
Vs: Kopf des Herakles mit Löwenfell n. r.
Rs: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus mit Adler thront n. l., l. Stern, r. Lanzenspitze
4,0 gr 17 mm, Price 1759; Müller 317 _4606
Antonivs Protti
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ALEXANDER III. THE GREAT - DRACHM - COLOPHON 75 viewsALEXANDER III. THE GREAT - DRACHM - COLOPHON - ZEUS - HERAKLES - SPEAR - IVY LEAF

Alexander III. The Great

Colophon

Drachm

Obv. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin right

Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ
Zeus seated left with sceptre and eagle. rightt in field spear head, under throne ivy leaf

Condition:very fine fine

4.2 g., 18 mm

Price 1764

Ex Gitbud Naumann

Philoromaos
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Alexander III. The Great

Colophon

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

Ex Gitbud Naumann
6 commentsPhiloromaos
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Alexander III; AR obol, Ecbatana15 viewsAlexander III. 336-323 B.C. AR obol (10 mm, 0.5 g). Ecbatana. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre. Beneath throne M. Sear GCV II 6736.Podiceps
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Alexander Lifetime Tetradrachm, Price 5723 viewsAR Tetradrachm, Amphipolis mint, 336-323 BC

Obverse: Head of Alexander right wearing lion skin headdress.
Reverse: Zeus seated left holding eagle and scepter. Globe left
Price 57
25mm, 17.1gm
Jerome Holderman
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Alexander obol73 views10mm, 0.59g
uncertain Eastern mint
obv: head of Herakles wering lion-skin headdress right
rev: AΛEΣANΔPOY; Zeus on throne left, holding scepter and eagle

ex David Hendin, bought from bcmainland on Ebay 12/2010
2 commentsareich
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Alexander obol, Babylon?38 views9mm, 0.67g
obv: head of Herakles wering lion-skin headdress right
rev: Zeus on throne left, holding scepter and eagle
areich
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Alexander Price 3836 Obverse7 viewsPrice 3836 Alexander the Great tetradrachm: Susa mint, circa 320-325 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress / BASILEWS ALEXANDROU, Zeus Aëtophoros left, holding eagle and sceptre; monogram under throne. Very Rare. Both have similar style.Luis R
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Alexander Price 3836 Obverse15 viewsPrice 3836 Alexander the Great tetradrachm: Susa mint, circa 320-325 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress / BASILEWS ALEXANDROU, Zeus Aëtophoros left, holding eagle and sceptre; monogram under throne. Very Rare. Both have similar style.1 commentsLuis R
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Alexander Price 3836 Reverse10 viewsPrice 3836 Alexander the Great tetradrachm: Susa mint, circa 320-325 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress / BASILEWS ALEXANDROU, Zeus Aëtophoros left, holding eagle and sceptre; monogram under throne. Very Rare. Both have similar style.Luis R
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Alexander Price 3836 Reverse8 viewsPrice 3836 Alexander the Great tetradrachm: Susa mint, circa 320-325 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress / BASILEWS ALEXANDROU, Zeus Aëtophoros left, holding eagle and sceptre; monogram under throne. Very Rare. Both have similar style.Luis R
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Alexander Severus - Alexandria6 viewsBI tetradrachm
struck by Elagabalus
222 AD
draped and cuirassed bust right
MAP AVP AΛEΞΑΝΔΡΟC KAICAP
head of Zeus-Ammon right wearing Isis crown
L_E
Emmet 3086; Dattari 4249
14,6g
ex Gitbud and Naumann
Johny SYSEL
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Alexander the Great63 viewsAlexander III "The Great". 336-323 BC. AR Tetradrachm, struck circa 325-323 BC.
Obverse: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand, sceptre in left; grapes and M before, monogram below throne.
Price 3641b (same obverse die); Müller 692. 26mm, 16.62 g. Babylon mint.
b70
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Alexander the Great36 views336-323 B.C.
Silver Drachm
4.11 gm, 17 mm
Obv.: Head of Alexander as Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress
Rev.: Zeus enthroned left holding eagle and scepter, mintmaster's monogram AH (or ΔH) to left,
AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ to right
Miletos mint, 325-323 B.C.
Price 2090; Müller 763.

Ex R.J. O'Hara (this coin featured on his most excellent webpage: http://rjohara.net/coins/alexander-lifetime/ Coin No. RJO 103)
Jaimelai
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Alexander the Great37 views336-323 B.C.
Silver Drachm
3.90 gm, 17 mm
Obv.: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin
Rev.: Zeus enthroned left holding large eagle and scepter, forepart of Pegasus at left with monogram A Ξ above, cross strut under throne,
AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ to right
Abydos mint, 328-323 B.C.
Price 1506; Müller 609

Interesting note: This coin was previously purchased from B.A. Seaby, Ltd., London, on 9-12-63 for $2.10.
1 commentsJaimelai
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Alexander the Great29 views336-323 B.C.
Silver Drachm
4.00 gm, 18-20 mm
Obv.: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin
Rev.: Zeus enthroned left holding eagle and scepter, K at left, crescent under throne, AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ to right
Colophon mint, 310-301 B.C.
Price 1826; Müller 274.
Jaimelai
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Alexander the Great45 viewsMacedon, Kings
Alexander the Great
Date: 315/4 BC (Year 32)
Size: AR Tetradrachm 17.12g
Mint: Akko-Ptolemais
Obverse: Heracles r.
Reverse: Zeus w/eagle
Reference: Price 3283
2 commentsJohn K
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Alexander the Great31 views294-260 B.C.
Silver Drachm
4.08 gm, 18 mm
Obv.: Head of Alexander as Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress
Rev.: Zeus enthroned left holding eagle and scepter, city monogram MI to left, AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ to right
Miletos mint, 294-260 B.C.
Price 2151; Müller 1057.

Ex R.J. O'Hara (this coin featured on his most excellent webpage: http://rjohara.net/coins/alexander-posthumous/ Coin No. RJO 104)
1 commentsJaimelai
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Alexander the Great65 viewsIssuer: Alexander III "the Great"
Date ruled: 336-323 BC

Date struck: 332-326 BC (lifetime)
Mint: Amphipolis, Macedon

Denomination: Tetradrachm
Reference: Price 13

Size: 25 mm
Weight: 17.2 g

Obv: Head of Herakles wearing lion's scalp right
Rev: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, legs open, ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to right; amphora in left field

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4 commentsViriathus
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Alexander the Great85 viewsIssuer: Alexander III "the Great"
Date ruled: 336-323 BC

Date struck: 332-326 BC (lifetime)
Mint: Amphipolis, Macedon

Denomination: Tetradrachm
Reference: Price 13

Size: 25 mm
Weight: 17.2 g

Obv: Head of Herakles wearing lion's scalp right
Rev: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, legs open, ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to right; amphora in left field

Appears in: Lighting - which one's better?

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2 commentsViriathus
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Alexander the Great40 viewsCNG description:

KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25.5mm, 17.19 g, 11h). Babylon mint. Struck under Stamenes or Archon, circa 324/3 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, horizontal ear above M; monogram below throne. Price 3611 corr. (symbol). Good VF, lightly toned, slight die shift on obverse, reverse a little off center. Ex CNG.
4 commentsMolinari
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Alexander the Great 336-323 b.c.205 viewsAlexander the Great
Lifetime issue drachm
Lampsakos mint, 328-323 b.c.
O. Herakles head right wearing lion's skin
R. Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre, both feet forward, Demeter facing with two torches in left field.
b70
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Alexander the Great AR Tetradrachm 325-320 BC21 viewsOBVERSE: Head of Herakles clad in the skin of the Nemean lion
REVERSE: Zeus Aeotophoros enthroned left, ALEXANDROY in right field, Cornucopia in left field.

This classic type was probably minted at Amphipolis in Macedon at or near the end of Alexander's brief reign (333-323BC). The lion was the symbol of Persia and the obverse likely represents his conquest of that Empire. The Figure of Zeus enthroned is almost the same as that of Baal on the silver shekels of the Persian satraps. The significance of the conquest of the East by Greeks was not lost on Alexander or his contemporaries
Price 104 (ref.Wildwinds) Weight 17.1 gm
1 commentsdaverino
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Alexander the Great AR Tetradrachm 332-323 BC12 viewsObverse: Head of Herakles in Lion Skin Headdress
Reverse: Zeus enthroned holding eagle and staff, ALEXANDROY in right field., Rooster mint mark in left field.

A lifetime issue minted at Amphipolis, the coin cracked in antiquity due to silver crystallization and is held together by carbonate encrustation. It was left uncleaned. A handsome coin nonetheless. Price 79 (ref. Wildwinds) Weight 16.6 grams
daverino
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Alexander The Great Silver Tetradrachm42 viewsPella Mint, 285/275 B.C., 29 mm
Obv: Head of Herakles
Rev: Zeus with eagle, monograms K M
Ref: Price Cat. # 563 of The British Museum
1 commentsJean Paul D
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Alexander the Great ( or Alexander III ) Tetradrachm Lifetime Issue. 135 viewsAncient Greek / Alexander the Great (336 - 323) BC Tetradrachm

Obverse : head of Alexander the Great as Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress knotted at base of neck.

Reverse :Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand and scepter in left, sickle and M before, AΛEΞAN∆POY ( means Alexander in Ancient Greek ) behind . ΦIΛH monogram under throne over BAΣIΛEΩΣ ( means King in Ancient Greek ) .

Babylon mint, struck 325 to 323 BC , lifetime issue, 17.01 gr . Very rare . Choice gVF.


**A Lifetime Issue , according to FORVM Classical Numismatics Discussion Board .

References : Müller 703, Price 3624*.

The Sam Mansourati Collection.


Sam
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Alexander the Great (336 - 323) BC ( or Alexander III ) Tetradrachm Lifetime Issue.46 viewsObverse : head of Alexander the Great as Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress knotted at base of neck.

Reverse :Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand and scepter in left, sickle and M before, AΛEΞAN∆POY ( means Alexander in Ancient Greek ) behind . ΦIΛH monogram under throne over BAΣIΛEΩΣ ( means King in Ancient Greek ) .

Babylon mint, struck 325 to 323 BC , lifetime issue, 17.01 gr . Very rare . Choice gVF.


**A Lifetime Issue , according to FORVM Classical Numismatics Discussion Board .

References : Müller 703, Price 3624*.

EX The Sam Mansourati Collection.

Jovan Lee Delavega Ancient Coins Collection.
Jovan D
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Alexander the Great * Colophon, Ionia, 337 to 323 BC. Silver drachm147 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 - hemiobol (?) minted in Phoenicia15 viewsObv.: head of young Heracles right
Rev.: AΛEΞANΔPOY , Zeus enthroned left holding sceptre and eagle ; to the left, monogram AP
9 mm
Ginolerhino
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Alexander the Great - Lifetime issue26 viewsSilver drachm, Price 2544, VF, slightly porous, Lydia, Sardes mint, 4.179g, 16.41mm, 0o, c. 334 - 323 A.D.; obverse head of Herakles right clad in lion's scalp; reverse , Zeus enthroned left, eagle in right, scepter in left, male head left in Phrygian cap left, trisceles under throneDumanyu2
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Alexander the Great - tetradrachm of Ake (St John of Acre, Israel) of 323-322 BC18 viewsHead of young Heracles right
AΛEΞANΔPOY , Zeus seated left holding eagle , in field -Io (phoenician letters) above IIII'' (date = 323-322 BC)

I did not clean it, it is as found.
Ginolerhino
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Alexander the Great - Tetradrachm of Sardis24 viewsHead of young Heracles right
AΛEΞANΔPOY , Zeus seated left holding eagle ; in field to left star and monogram
Ginolerhino
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Alexander the Great . 325-323 BC . AR hemidrachm .26 views Alexander the Great . 325-323 BC . AR hemidrachm 12mm, 1.92g . Babylon mint lifetime issue .
Obverse : Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin .
Reverse : Zeus seated left, holding an eagle and sceptre
M in left field, ALEXANDROY behind .
Price 3605.
Ex Baumheckel. Ex JHE.
Vladislav D
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Alexander the Great 336-323 b.c.214 viewsLifetime Issue Silver Drachm
aEF, 4.253g 16.3mm 45 deg, Lampsakos mint, Price 1356, Muller 398; Thompson 71, Series V
O: Herakles head right wearing lion's skin knotted at neck.
R:Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre, both feet forward, Demeter facing with two torches in left field.
3 commentsb70
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Alexander the Great AR Drachm - Kolophon Mint103 viewsKings of Macedon, Alexander III “The Great” AR Drachm 18mm 4.20g Posthumous issue 310-301 BC.
O: Head Herakles r. in lionskin.
R: Zeus enthroned l., one foot back, holding eagle and sceptre, ALEXANDROU to r, B over TI in l. field, G beneath throne.
SG - , Price 1808. _6930 _sold
Antonivs Protti
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Alexander the Great AR Drachm. Kolophon Mint11 viewsAlexander the Great AR Drachm. Kolophon Mint,
310-301 BC. Head of Hercules right in lionskin /
ALEXANDROU, Zeus seated left, holding eagle &
scepter, legs crossed, K monogram before, F below.
Coin #608
cars100
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Alexander the Great Drachm, Colophon Mint. Price 182316 viewsAlexander the Great (336-323 B.C.) Drachm, 4,2g. 18mm. Colophon Mint. Obv: Head of Herakles wearing lion's skin / Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔPOY, Zeus on throne holding eagle; left in field K,A, under throne: Φ. Price: 1823.Podiceps
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Alexander the great lifetime issue17 viewsKINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. AR Tetradrachm (21mm, 17.22 g, 12h). Tarsos mint, “officina B”. Struck under Balakros or Menes, circa 333-327 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; B below throne. Price 3000; Newell, Tarsos, Series I, Second Group, 4 (unlisted obv. die). VF, lightly toned, compact flan, slightly off center on obverse.

Ex Classical Numismatic Group XXXIII (15 March 1995), lot 148 (part of).
Ex CNG auction 434 lot 18
arash p
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Alexander the great tetradrachm58 viewsObverse:Head of Alexander as Herakles wearing lions skin
Reverse:Zeus on throne holding eagle;S at left and SI under throne
SIDON
25.31mm 15.74g
PRICE False85 same reverse dies

MODERN STRUCK FAKE
One good fake

I bought it (2005) as original 300euro from not blacklisted seller.
maik
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Alexander the Great Tetradrachm11 viewsA lifetime issue tetradrachm of Alexander the Great. 24.5mm, 16.4g. Minted from 336-323 BC.

Obverse: Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck

Reverse ALEXANDROU, Zeus enthroned left, eagle in right, long scepter vertical behind in left, right leg forward, feet on low footstool, crescent horns left on left

Attribution: Price 89, Müller Alexander 259, Demanhur 579 - 613, SNG Cop 674
chuy1530
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Alexander the great Tetradrachm33 viewsAlexandre III, Tarsos 327-323 BC Tétradrachme 17,12g
A/ Tête d'Heraclès, imberbe, à dr. coiffé de la peau de Lion.
R/ AΛEΞANΔPOY , Zeus aétophore, demi nu, assis à g., s'appuyant sur un sceptre, à g. un gouvernail, globule sous le trône et à dr.
Price 3018, Tarsos mint
Brennos
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Alexander the Great Tetradrachm, Amphipolis Mint. Price 45921 viewsSilver tetradrachm, 16.7g, maximum diameter 26mm, Amphipolis mint, posthumous, c. 315 - c. 294 B.C.; obverse Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck; reverse ΑΛΕΞΑΝ∆ΡΟΥ, Zeus enthroned left, eagle in right, long vertical scepter in left, right leg drawn back, holding eagle and scepter, Λ and torch l., Pegasus forepart r. under throne. Price 459Podiceps
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Alexander the Great, 336 - 323 BC38 viewsObv: Head of Herakles facing right, wearing lion's skin.

Rev: AΛΞANΔPOY, Zeus seated left, on throne holding an eagle in his outstretched right hand and a scepter in his left, KI (in monogram) in left field, Φ below throne.

Silver Drachm, Kolophon mint, 336 - 323 BC

4.1 grams, 18 mm, 0°

GCV 6731
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Alexander the Great, Alexander III, silver drachm, Abydus, Struck under Antigonos I Monophthalmos39 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.
1 commentsmaridvnvm
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Alexander the Great, Alexander III, silver drachm, Abydus, Struck under Antigonos I Monophthalmos29 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 38 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 Arrhidaios37 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 79 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
3 commentsmaridvnvm
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Alexander the Great, Amphipolis, Thrace, c. 315 - 394 B.C.87 viewsSilver tetradrachm, Price 490, choice VF, 16.96g, 26.5mm, 90o, Amphipolis mint, c. 315 - 394 B.C.; obverse head of Herakles right wearing lion head headdress; reverse ALEXANDROU, Zeus enthroned left holding eagle in right and scepter in left, L and torch left, OK monogram below; bold well centered strikesalem
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Alexander the Great, drachm19 viewsAlexander the Great. AR Drachm. Ionia, Colophon mint. Posthumous, c. 323-319 B.C.. Price 1769. Obverse: Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck. Reverse: Greek inscription, Zeus on throne, right leg drawn back, holding eagle and scepter, lyre left, A under throne. Ex Forvm.Lucas H
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Alexander the Great, Ephesus18 viewsdrachm
336-323 BC
4.19 grams
Alexander in the guise of Herakles with lion skin headdress
Zeus seated left on throne with eagle on outstretched hand. Symbol to left of Zeus.
Ephesus was an important Greek city thus it is no surprise that their coinage shows a more refined sense of artistry. Coins struck in Ehesus signal a higher level of sophistication.
JBGood
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Alexander The Great, Macedonian Kingdom, (336 - 323 B.C.)73 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, Magnesia ad Maeandrum, c. 319-305 BC.80 viewsAR Drachm, 4.01g.
Obv: Head of Herakles facing right, daped in lion skin headdress
Rx: ALEXANDROY, Zeus enthroned, facing left; delta within wreath to left and Delta I under throne.
3 commentsDino
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Alexander The great, Mesembria, tetradrachm80 viewsKings of Macedon. Alexander III. "the Great" (336-323 BC). AR Tetradrachm (29 mm, 16.74 g). Civic issue, Mesembria mint, c. 250-187 BC.
Obv. Head of Herakles wearing lion's skin right.
Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, rev: Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter; to left, corinthian helmet above monogram.
Price p. 182, 992 var. (slightly different monogram).
ex Auctiones eAuction #10, Lot 12
2 commentsareich
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Alexander The Great, obol27 views336-323 BC
obol, 0.67g
Obv: Head of Herakles right
Rev: Zeus enthroned left
Sear-6736var.

ex HJB
areich
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Alexander the Great, plated tetradrachm, imitating one of Pella mint72 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, Sear 6730v, Magnesia ad Maenadrum55 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, clad in lion headress
Rev: ALEXANDROU right, Monogram in front
Zeus seated left on throne holding eagle and scepter with right leg drawn back.
Exe: AT under throne
Date: 319-305 BC
Denom: Silver Drachm
Bluefish
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Alexander the Great, silver tetradrachm, Mesembria 36 viewsObv:- Head of Herakles right, wearing Nemean lion-scalp headdress
Rev:- ΑΛΕΞΑΝ∆ΡΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, Zeus seated left, right leg drawn back, eagle in extended right, long scepter vertical behind in left, Corinthian helmet right over ΠΑ monogram in inner left field under arm;
Minted in Mesembria c. 275 - 225 B.C.
References:- Karayotov p. 80 and pl. VII, 41 (O7/R18); Price 992; Müller 436
17.000g, 31.6mm, 180o

Ex- Forvm Ancient Coins
maridvnvm
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Alexander the Great, silver tetradrachm, Phaselis 57 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.
3 commentsmaridvnvm
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Alexander, Tet, Alabanda20 viewsAlabanda, 169-168
30 mm, 16.45 g
obv: head of Herakles wearing lion skin right
rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, Pegasos to left, date (year 6 of local era) below throne
(Price 310, 2466. SNG Cop. 757)
ex Münzen und Medaillen GmbH, Auction 32, Lot 41 (26.05.2010)
areich
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Alexander, Tet, Byblos85 viewsByblos, 330-320
obv: head of Herakles wearing lion skin right
rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter
Price 431, 3426. SNG Oxford 3009
Numismatica Ars Classica AG, Zürich M (2002), 2253.
Hess-Divo AG 317/147
Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co. KG 226/325
3 commentsareich
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Alexander, Tet, Byblos(?), 330-32031 viewsByblos(?), 330-320
27 mm, 16.95 g
obv: head of Herakles wearing lion skin right
rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter
(Price 3426; SNG Oxford cf. 3009)

ex De La Tour, ex Hess-Divo Auction 314/1083 (04.05.2009) and The Lugdunum Sale 1/ 25 (23.07.2013)
areich
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Alexander, Tet, Mesembria38 viewsMesembria, ca. 150-125 BC
31 mm, 16.25 g
obv: head of Herakles wearing lion skin right
rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter;Corinthian helmet and ΔA to left, ΓOP monogram below throne
(Price 1062)
areich
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Alexander, Tet, Odessos(?)23 viewsOdessos mint?
obv: head of Herakles wearing lion skin right
rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter
areich
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Alexander, Tet, Phaselis24 viewsPhaselis
33 mm, 16.63 g
obv: head of Herakles wearing lion skin right
rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, C over Φ to left, anchor countermark to right

areich
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Alexander, tetradrachm, Amphipolis, Price 8345 viewsAmphipolis mint, 336-323 BC
28x25 mm, 17.10 g
obv: head of Herakles wearing lion skin right
rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter; to left, TE monogram
Zeus seated left, holding spear and eagle
Price 83
areich
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Alexandre III de Macédoine (de 336 à 323 av. J.-C.)12 viewsDrachme d'Alexandre le Grand
frappé à Lampsaque en Troade
frappe posthume
non daté ( approximativement entre 310-301 avant JC)
4,14g
16mm
MUELLER 912
PRICE 1389a

Avers, tête d'Héraclès à droite, coiffé de la dépouille de lion (la léonté).
Revers, Zeus aétophore (qui porte l'aigle) assis les jambes croisés sur un trône à gauche, tenant un long sceptre. Devant, protomé de Pégase. Sous le trône, AΛ
ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟY
Alexandre
PYL
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Alexandre III de Macédoine (de 336 à 323 av. J.-C.)10 viewsTétradrachme d'Alexandre III de Macédoine
(Alexandre le Grand)
frappé à Sidé en Pamphylie
non daté (approximativement entre 325-320 avant JC)
16,96g
27mm
PRICE 2951
MUELLER 217 Dium en Pieriae

Avers anépigraphe, tête d'Héraklès (Hercule) à droite, coiffée de la léonté.
Revers, Zeus (Jupiter) aétophore (porteur d'aigle) assis à gauche sur un trône avec dossier, les jambes parallèles, nu jusqu'à la ceinture, tenant un aigle posé sur sa main droite et un long sceptre bouleté de la gauche. ΔI dans le champ gauche. Un monogramme sous le siège.
AΛEΞANΔPOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ
ALEXANDROU BASILEWS
Alexandre roi
PYL
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Alexandria - Ptolomeo III (285-246 bC)15 viewsdikalkos
Zeus Amnon - Eagle
Diam 18 mm - 4,67 g
antvwala
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Alexandria AE33 Drachm / Zeus Ammon bust21 viewsancientone
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Alexandria Domitian AE24 Diobol Zeus Ammon37 viewsZeus Ammon bust r. Emmett 299, R5.ancientone
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Amastris, Paphlagonia26 viewsAncient Greek City Issue
Amastris, Paphlaognia
(Under Reign of Mithridates VI 'the Great' of Pontus)

Obverse: Aegis with facing head of gorgon in middle


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

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

Reference: SNG Copenhagen 246


Translations and explanations:

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

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

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

Nike is the Greek god of victory.

AMAΣTPEΩΣ means 'of the Amastrians'.






Sphinx357
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Ambrakia; Zeus/ griffin r. AE 1821 viewsEpeiros (Epirus) Ambrakia (Ambracia), 238-168 B.C. AE 18.38mm, 6.1g; Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right. Reverse: Griffin walking right. SNG Cop. 36.Podiceps
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Amisos, Pontos, AE21; Zeus/ Eagle14 viewsAmisos, Pontos, Mithradates VI, c. 120 - 63 B.C. Bronze AE 21, SGCV II 3636, SNG Cop 134, gVF, Amisos mint, 6.705g, 21.0mm, 0o, obverse laureate head of Zeus right; reverse, eagle standing on thunderbolt, head turned back, open wings, monogram left; green patina, edge chips. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Amphipolis 2nd century B.C.16 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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Anazarbus, Cilicia, Dynast Tarkondimotos, c. 69 - 39 B.C.13 viewsAnazarbus, Cilicia, Dynast Tarkondimotos, c. 69 - 39 B.C. Ae 21.6~23.0mm. 6.59g. Anazarbus mint. Obv: Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev: ANAZAPBEΩN, Zeus seated left, Nike offering wreath in right, long scepter vertical behind in left, TAK (Tarkondimotos) monogram lower left. SNGLev 1363ddwau
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Anazarbus; Zeus/ Tyche 10 viewsCilicia, Anazarbus, 1st c. B.C. Obv. Head of Zeus right, Rev. Tyche with polos (cylindrical hat) and Cornucopiae left, monogram in left field before, SNG BN 2007.Podiceps
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Anchor187 viewsCilicia, Kings, Tarkondimotos I, 39-31 B.C. AE-21 mm, 7.61 grs. AV: Head of the King with diadem to right, dotted border, oval CM. RV: BASILEWS / TARKONDIMO / TOY either side of enthroned Zeus to left, holding Nike and Scepter. CM: Anchor. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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Anchor167 viewsCilicia, Kings, Tarkondimotos I, 39-31 B.C.AE-21 mm, 4.78 grs. AV: Head of the King with diadem to right, dotted border, oval CM. RV: BASILEWS / TARKONDIMO / TOY either side of enthroned Zeus to left, holding Nike and Scepter. CM: Anchor. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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Ancient Greek / Alexander the Great (336 - 323) BC Drachm49 viewsPhilip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. AR Drachm . In the name of Alexander III. Kolophon mint. Struck under Menander or Kleitos, circa 322-319 BC.
OBVERSE : Head of Alexander, as Hercules, clad in lion’s skin.
REVERSE : Zeus Aëtophoros seated left holding eagle and scepter, Lyre before.

17.9 MM AND 4.16 GRAMS , VF . Price 1768.


From the Sam Mansourati Collection.
Sam
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Ancient India, Kushans: Vima Takto (ca. 80-100 AD) of various denominations49 views

Upper Left

Kushans: Vima Takto (ca. 80-100 AD) AE (AICR-1177; MACW-2918; Senior B13.1T)

Obv: King on horse to right holding axe-like weapon in raised right, three-pronged tamgha on right, Greek legend around BACIΛEY BACIΛEYWN CWTHP MEΓAC
Rev: Zeus standing to right, with his left holding long scepter and with his outstretched right making blessed gesture. Kharosthi letter vi on left and flower-pot on right. Kharosthi legend around reading Maharajaasa Rajatirajasa Mahatasa Tratarasa



Middle Left

Kushans: Vima Takto (ca. 80-100 AD) AE drachm (AICR-1178; MACW-2919; Senior B13.1D)

Obv: King on horse to right holding axe-like weapon in raised right, three-pronged tamgha on right, Greek legend around BACIΛEY BACIΛEYWN CWTHP MEΓAC
Rev: Zeus standing to right, with his left holding long scepter and with his outstretched right making blessed gesture. Kharosthi letter vi on left and flower-pot on right. Kharosthi legend around reading Maharajaasa Rajatirajasa Mahatasa Tratarasa



Lower Left

Kushans: Vima Takto (ca. 80-100 AD) AE (AICR-1179; MACW-2921; Senior B14.1)

Obv: Hybrid Herakles-Siva deity standing facing holding long trident in right and lion-skin in left, three-pronged tamgha on left and Kharosthi letter vi on right.
Rev: Tyche standing to right holding cornucopia, nandipada on left, flower-pot on right



Upper Right

Kushans: Vima Takto (ca. 80-100 AD) AE (MACW-2937; Senior B17.1vT)

Obv: Radiate (9 rays) diademed bust of king to right holding arrow decorated with ribbons in raised right hand, three-pronged tamgha on left, dotted border around.
Rev: King in Iranian cap with long diadem-ties riding on horse to right holding axe-like weapon in raised right hand, three-pronged tamgha on right, Greek legend around reading BACIΛEYC BACIΛEYWN CWTHP M.



Middle Right

Kushans: Vima Takto (ca. 80-100 AD) AE drachm (Senior B17.1D)

Obv: Radiate diademed bust of king to right holding arrow decorated with ribbons in raised right hand, three-pronged tamgha on left, dotted border around.
Rev: King in Iranian cap with long diadem-ties riding on horse to right holding axe-like weapon in raised right hand, three-pronged tamgha on right, Greek legend around reading BACIΛEYC BACIΛEYWN CWTHP M.



Lower Right

This one is unknown to me, but dealer indicated it might be central asian. Rider on horseback facing left / tamghra. Any help in identification is much appreciated...
SpongeBob
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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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Anonymous Æ Triens Overstruck on Akarnanian Federal Coinage Ex RBW49 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.
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Antigonos I Monophthalmos, AR Drachm33 viewsAntigonos I Monophthalmos, 306–301 BC.

Abydos Mint, c. 310-301 BC

17mm., 4.12g.

Head of Alexander III assimilated to Herakles right, wearing lionskin, knotted at base of neck

AΛEΞANΔΡOY, Zeus seated left, nude to waist, holding eagle in out-stretched hand, and sceptre, MY monogram in left field, ivy leaf beneath chair.

References: Price 1527

AADI
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Antigonos I Monophthalmos. As Strategos of Asia, 320-306/5 BC, or king, 306/5-301 BC., AR Drachm 12 views4.30 grams
Obv.: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Rev.:Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; ME monogram in left field, ivy leaf below throne.
Price 1560; ADM II Series XIX
This coin was purchased form the Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. (CNG)
NGC Ch AU; Strike 4/5; Surface 55

Normally such coins are listed as a posthumous issue of Alexander III which I have no interest in since I rather a coin of Alexander III that is in fact a lifetime issue. However CNG attributed this coin to the actual issuer something that has more meaning to me that simply a posthumous issue of Alexander III.
Richard M10
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Antigonos I Monophthalmus, Price 1827, 310 - 301 BC, Colophon, Ionia2 viewsHead of Herakles right, clad in Nemean Lion scalp headdress tied at neck. Zeus seated left, nude to waist, himation around waist and legs, eagle in extended right, long scepter vertical behind in left, right leg drawn back, crescent horns left in left field, KPA monogram under throne.

ALEXANDROU
Of Alexander
Jonathan N
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Antigonos I Monopthalmos7 viewsAs Strategos of Asia, 320-306/5 BC, or king, 306/5-301 BC.
Silver Drachm. In the name and types of Alexander III. Lampsakos mint.
18 mm. 3,96 g.
Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin.
Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, A-in-wreath above B, monogram below throne.
Price 1979.
_61.39
Antonivs Protti
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Antigonos I Monopthalmos9 viewsAs Strategos of Asia, 320-306/5 BC, or king, 306/5-301 BC.
Silver Drachm. In the name and types of Alexander III. Lampsakos mint.
18 mm. 3,96 g.
Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin.
Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, A-in-wreath above B, monogram below throne.
Price 1979.
_61.39
Antonivs Protti
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Antigonus I Monophthalmus30 viewsAntigonus I Monophthalmus, Silver drachm, Ionia, Magnesia ad Maeandrum mint, 17.9mm, 4.120g, Price 1979, Müller Alexander 555, SNG Cop,
OBV: Herakles' head right, clad in lion-skin head-dress;
REV: AΛEΞAN∆POY, Zeus enthroned left, eagle raised high in extended right,
long scepter vertical behind in left, A within wreath over B left, IAY monogram under throne;

EX: Forum Ancient Coins

RARE

Antigonos I Monophthalmos ("the One-eyed") (382 B.C. - 301 B.C.) was a nobleman, general, and governor under Alexander the Great. Upon Alexander's death in 323 B.C.,
he established himself as one of the successors and declared himself King in 306 B.C. The most powerful satraps of the empire, Cassander, Seleucus, Ptolemy and Lysimachus,
answered by also proclaiming themselves kings. Antigonus found himself at war with all four, largely because his territory shared borders with all of them. He died in battle at Ipsus in 301 B.C.
Antigonus' kingdom was divided up, with Seleucus I Nicator gaining the most. His son, Demetrius I Poliorcetes, took Macedon, which the family held, off and on, until it was conquered by Rome in 168 B.C. - Wikipedia
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Antioch25 viewsAE 19, 5.89g, Syria, Antioch, ca. A.D. 68-69. Obv: Laureated head of Zeus facing right. Rev: Garlanded and lighted altar, Caesarian year 117. Dark brown patina with red earthen highlights, gVF. RPC 4322, B.M.C. 92.Molinari
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Antioch 45 viewsSYRIA, Seleukis & Pieria. Antioch. 38/7 BC. Æ 18mm. Obv: Laureate head of Zeus right. Rev: Tripod; corncuopiae on either side, Tripod, ΑΝΤΙΟΞΕΩΝ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩΣ ΑΥΤΟΝΟΜΟΥ Caesarean Era Date BI (12=38/7 BC) in ex. XF, green patina with red-orange earthen highlights, RPC I 4299; SNG Copenhagen 83 var.Molinari
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Antioch27 viewsAntioch 1st Cent B.C
AE19
Obverse:Laureate head of Zeus right
Reverse:Zeus seated left holding Nike and scepter;ΑΝΤΙΟΧΕΩΝ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩΣ

19 mm 8.19gm

Sear 5853
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Antioch25 viewsAntioch 1st Cent B.C,time of Augustus
AE19
Obverse:Laureate head of Zeus right
Reverse:ΑΝΤΙΟΧΕΩΝ ΕΠΙ ΟΥΑΡΟΥ;Tyche seated right on rock outcropping, holding palm branch in extended right hand, resting on raised leg with foot set on river-god below, swimming to right;EK date in right field ;

18.73 mm 6.23gm

RPC 4242
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ANTIOCH - Syria51 viewsANTIOCH - Syria, Bronze AE 27, RPC I 4223; BMC Galatia pg. 154, 25, 41 - 40 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Zeus right; reverse ANTIOCEWN MHTROPO THS IERAS KAI ASULOU, Zeus seated left holding Nike and scepter; pileus surmounted by star before, date BOG below (= Seleukid year 272).

Data from FORVM catalogue: About the time this coin was minted, the Parthians led by Quintus Labienus and Pacorus I attacked Syria, which was under Marc Antony's authority. Quintus Labienus was the son of Caesar's general Titus Labienus. He served under Brutus and Cassius, and after the battle at Phillipi fled to Parthia, which he had visited before as an ambassador. After several battles against Antony's governor, Saxa, they occupied the entire province and later Asia Minor and Palestine. In Judea, Pacorus deposed king John Hyrcanus II and appointed his nephew Antigonus king in his place. Labienus was killed during a Roman counter attack in 39 B.C. The territory they captured was recovered for Rome. Pacorus retreated to Parthia but died one year later in an attack on a Roman camp.
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Antioch ad Orontes, Semi-Autonomous21 viewsAE23, 10.77g, 12h, Denomination A; Antioch: after 47 BC
Obv.: Laureate head of Zeus right; countermark of Cleopatra VII.
Rev.: ‭[‬A]NTIOΣEΩN‭ [‬ME]TPOΠOΛ[EΩΣ‭]; Zeus seated left, holding Nike and scepter, thunderbolt above.
Reference: Butcher 20, SNG Cop 80
Notes: The attribution of the countermark to Cleopatra is conjectural, but seems to jibe with the historical and numismatic evidence.
John Anthony
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Antioch AE 1712 viewsOBV: Laureate head of Zeus, right.
REV: ANTIOCEWN THS METROPOLEWS,
Tyche standing left, rudder in right,
cornucopia in left.

SNG Cop 75
1st century A.D.
6.65gm 16.7mm
goldenancients
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Antioch c. 47 - 41 B.C. Cleopatra Countermark. AE 9 viewsAntioch c. 47 - 41 B.C., Roman Provincial Syria, Cleopatra Countermark. AE , SGCV 5855 - 5856; RPC 4218 ff., Coin and countermark F, Antioch mint, , c. 47 - 41 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Zeus right, countermarked; reverse “ANTIOCEWN THS MHTROPOLEWS”, Zeus enthroned left holding Nike and scepter. jimbomar
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Antioch c. 47 - 41 B.C., Apollo or Cleopatra Countermark. AE 2437 viewsAntioch c. 47 - 41 B.C., Roman Provincial Syria, Apollo or Cleopatra Countermark. Bronze AE 24, SGCV 5855 - 5856; RPC 4218 ff., Coin and countermark F, Antioch mint, 11.012g, 23.7mm, 180o, c. 47 - 41 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Zeus right, countermarked; reverse “ANTIOCEWN THS MHTROPOLEWS”, Zeus enthroned left holding Nike and scepter, uncertain date in ex; brown patina. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Antioch c. 47 - 41 B.C., Roman Provincial Syria, Apollo or Cleopatra Countermark. AE 2410 viewsAntioch c. 47 - 41 B.C., Roman Provincial Syria, Apollo or Cleopatra Countermark. Bronze AE 24, SGCV 5855 - 5856; RPC 4218 ff., coin and countermark VG, Antioch mint, 11.797g, 24.4mm, 0o, c. 47 - 41 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Zeus right, countermarked; reverse “ΑΝΤΙΟΧΕΩΝ ΤΗΣ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩΣ”, Zeus enthroned left holding Nike and scepter, uncertain date in ex; brown patina. RPC notes this countermark as "Head of Apollo" but it may be Cleopatra. The bun behind the head and the piece of hair dangling behind the neck are similar to portraits of Cleopatra on bronze coins from Chalkis and Cyprus and tetradrachms from Syria. Perhaps it was countermarked by the mint that struck the Cleopatra / Antony tetradrachms. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Antioch Civic Issue Zeus33 viewsAntioch, Seleukis & Pieria, Civic Issue, 90 - 89 BC, 21.73mm max, 7.2g, BMC Galatia, etc. pg. 153, 14
OBV: Laureate head of Zeus right,
REV: ANTIOXEΩN THΣ METΡOΠOΛEΩΣ, Zeus enthroned left, Nike in outstretched right,
long scepter in left, trident inner left field near legs,
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Antioch of Syria under Augustus48 viewsAugustus AE20 of Antioch, Syria.
Silanus, Legatus Augusti pro praetore
(Legate issue under Augustus)
OBV: Laureate head of Zeus right
REV: EPI SILANOY ANTIOXEWN,
Ram leaping right, looking back at large star, DM below.

RPC I 4269, BMC Galatia p159, 65
Mintmark: Delta M (year 44) - A.D. 12-14
7.66gm 20mm
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Antioch on the Orontes47 viewsAE 20, 7.54g, Antioch on the Orontes, c. 25-21/0 BC. Obv: Zeus facing right, dotted border. Rev: Zeus enthroned holding Nike, ΑΝΤΙΟΞEΩΝ MHTPOΠOLEΩΣ/AYTONOMOY, Caesarean era date K?, 25-21/0 BC), VF. Hoover HGC 9, 1372 (C).Molinari
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Antioch on the Orontes37 viewsAE 20, 7.04g, Syria, Antioch on the Orontes, c. 41-17 BC. Obv: Zeus facing right, dotted border. Rev: Zeus enthroned holding Nike and Scepter, ΑΝΤΙΟΞEΩΝ MHTPOΠOLEΩΣ/AYTONOMOY, aXF/VF, light green patina. Hoover HGC 9, 1372 (C).Molinari
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Antioch on the Orontes48 viewsAE 20, Antioch on the Orontes, c. 41-17/6 BC. Obv: Zeus facing right, dotted border. Rev: Zeus enthroned holding Nike, ΑΝΤΙΟΞEΩΝ MHTPOΠOLEΩΣ/AYTONOMOY, VF. Hoover HGC 9, 1372 (C).1 commentsMolinari
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Antioch on the Orontes46 viewsAE 20, Antioch on the Orontes, c. 63-49/8 BC. Obv: Laureate head of Zeus facing right, dotted border. Rev: Zeus seated holding Nike and scepter. ΑΝΤΙΟΞΕΩΝ ΤΗΣ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩΣ, Pompeian era date not visible, VF. Hoover HGC 9, 1371 (C).Molinari
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Antioch on the Orontes23 viewsAE 20, Syria, Antioch on the Orontes, c. 63-49/8 BC. Obv: Laur. head of Zeus right, dotted border. Rev: Zeus enthroned holding Nike and scepter, ΑΝΤΙΟΞΕΩΝ ΤΗΣ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩΣ,Pompeian era date not visible, black patina, F. Hoover HGC 9, 1371 (C).Molinari
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Antioch on the Orontes28 viewsAE 20, Syria, Antioch on the Orontes, c. 62/1 BC. Obv: Laur. head of Zeus right, dotted border. Rev: Zeus enthroned holding Nike and scepter, ΑΝΤΙΟΞΕΩΝ ΤΗΣ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩΣ,Pompeian era date E (62/1 BC), black patina, VF. Hoover HGC 9, 1371 (C).Molinari
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Antioch on the Orontes33 viewsAE 20, 7.60g, Antioch on the Orontes, 90/89 BC, Obv: Laur. head of Zeus right, dotted border. Rev: Zeus enthroned holding Nike and scepter, ΑΝΤΙΟΞΕΩΝ ΤΗΣ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩΣ,Seleukid era date GKS (90/89 BC), VF. Hoover HGC 9, 1370 (S-R1).Molinari
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Antioch on the Orontes25 viewsAE 20, Antioch on the Orontes, c. 41-17/6 BC. Obv: Zeus facing right, dotted border. Rev: Zeus enthroned holding Nike, ΑΝΤΙΟΞEΩΝ MHTPOΠOLEΩΣ/AYTONOMOY, Caesarean era date not visible, F, bright orange desert patina. Hoover HGC 9, 1372 (C).Molinari
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ANTIOCH ON THE ORONTES 12 viewsANTIOCH ON THE ORONTES - AE-22. 11.98 g. Denomination A. Year 9 (41-40 B.C.) Obv.: Laureate head of Zeus right. Rev.: ΑΝΤΙΟΧΕΩΝ / ΤΗΣ / ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩΣ / ΚΑΙΑΥΤΟΝΟΜΟΥ Zeus seated left, holding Nike and scepter. Thunderbolt above. Symbols to left: Star over cap. Caesarean era date in exergue: Θ. Reference: Butcher: CRS 20; SNG COP 80.dpaul7
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ANTIOCH ON THE ORONTES19 viewsANTIOCH ON THE ORONTES - AE-18. 7.39 g. Large denomination. Obv.: Laureate head of Zeus right. Rev.: ΑΝΤΙΟΧΕΩΝ / ΤΗΣ / ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩΣ Zeus seated left, holding Nike and scepter. Date in exergue, letter in field left. Seleucid era, Seleucid era date is mostly off flan, but as middle letter appears to be Δ date range would be 82-75 B.C. Reference: Hoover HGC Syria 1370.
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Antioch on the Orontes Civic issue. 1st cent. B.C. AE21mm 12 viewsAntioch on the Orontes Civic issue. 1st cent. B.C.
Obv. Zeus facing right, dotted border.
Rev. Zeus enthroned holding Nike, ΑΝΤΙΟΞEΩΝ MHTPOΠOLEΩΣ/AYTONOMOY
Double strike mint error.
Ref. Hoover HGC 9
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Antioch, AR Tetradrachm36 viewsAntioch, After 64 B.C., Roman Rule, S.7214sim, Obverse: Diademed head of Philip Philadelphos right. Reverse: Zeus seated left, holding Nike and sceptre.1 commentsLucas H
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Antioch, civic issue19 viewsAntioch, Syria. Municipal Coinage, civic issue. AE21,weight 8.00 g. Laureate head of Zeus right / ΑΝΤΙΟΧΕΩΝ ΤΗΣ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩΣ to left and right of Zeus seated left, holding Nike (with wreath) and sceptre in left, date in ex.ddwau
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Antioch, civic issue37 viewsAntioch, Syria. Municipal Coinage, civic issue. AE20,weight 6.99 g. Laureate head of Zeus right / ΑΝΤΙΟΧΕΩΝ ΤΗΣ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩΣ to left and right of Zeus seated left, holding Nike (with wreath) and sceptre in left, date in ex.

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Antioch, Civic Issue, 1st Century B.C.14 views
Bronze AE 21 tetrachalkon, BMC Syria p. 153, 12 ff.; RPC I 4201 ff., F, Antioch mint, weight 5.853g, maximum diameter 20.0mm, die axis 0o, obverse laureate head of Zeus right; reverse ANTIOCEWN THS METROPOLEWS, Zeus enthroned left, Nike in outstretched right, long scepter in left; ex Forvm
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Antioch, Revised Posthumous Philip, RPC 413653 viewsAntioch Mint, revised posthumous Philip, year = 19 (31/30 B.C.) AR, 26mm 14.39g, RPC 4136, Newell, no. 23
O: Diademed head of Philip Philadelphus, r.
R: BAEILEWE FILIPPOY EPIFANOYE FILADELFOY, Zeus, seated l., holding Nike and scepter
EX: THI
* "In the early fifties, the Romans revived the coinage of King Philip Philadelphus to be their coinage of Syria, copying his types (portrait of Philip/Zeus seated l.), though in a debased style. The coinage lasted from then until the reign of Augustus, and was discussed most recently by H.R. Baldus (in CRWLR, pp. 127-30, with earlier references for H. Scying, E. T. Newell, A. R. Bellinger and C. M. Kraay). The first issues were made with the monogram of Gabinius (57-55 BC), Crassus (54/53 BC) and Cassius (52/51 BC). There after the establishment of a Caesarian era at Antioch in 44/48 BC, their monogram was replaced by one standing for Antioch )or ‘autonomous’: see Wr. 21) and the coins were dated in the exergue by the years of this era. Year 3-12 and, then with a new style (see E. T. Newell, NC, 1919, pp. 69ff.; Baldus, p. 150, n. 14) 19-33 are known.
It may seem odd that the Romans chose the Tetradrachm of Philip (92-83 BC) to revive, rather than those of the last king, Antiochus XII; it is true that the last substantial issue of Seleucid tetradrachms was made by Philip, so that his would have comprised a most important proportion of the currency (so Newell, pp 80-4; M. J. Price ap. Baldus, op. cit., p. 127), but it is hard to see that this provides a sufficient reason, and it is possible that some other consideration might be relevant. While Antiochus (c. 69-65 BC) was away campaigning against the Arabs, the people of Antioch revolted and put forward, as king, Philip, the son of Philip Philadelphus. As the claims of Antiochus were rejected by Pompey when he formed the province, the Roman view may have been that Philip was the last legitimate Seleucid king, and, if so, his coins would naturally have been chosen as the prototype of the Roman coinage in Syria.
The Philips were interrupted from year 12 until year 19, and it seems that in this gap the tetradrachms of Cleopatra and Antony were produced. The evidence for their production at Antioch, however, does not seem sufficient, and they have been catalogued elsewhere, under ‘Uncertain of Syria’ (4094-6). It is certain, however, that a unique drachm portraying Antony was produced at Antioch during this period, as it bears the ethnic ANTIOXEWN MHTPOPOLEWS. See also addenda 4131A.
After the defeat of Antony, the coinage of