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Mexico, War Of Independence, Morelos, 1813

|Mexico|, |Mexico,| |War| |Of| |Independence,| |Morelos,| |1813|, NEW
Jos Mara Morelos was a Roman Catholic priest and Mexican revolutionary leader who led the Mexican War of Independence after the execution of Miguel Hidalgo in 1811. Morelos was captured by the Spanish royalist military, tried by the Inquisition, defrocked as a priest, and executed for treason in 1815. His lieutenant, Vicente Guerrero, continued the war for independence. Morelos is a national hero in Mexico and considered a successful military leader despite being a priest. The state of Morelos and city of Morelia are named after him. Morelos has been portrayed on the 50-peso note since 1997, and on 1-peso coins during the 1940s, 1970s and 1980s.
SL96447. Copper 8 reales, SCWC KM248, NGC VF details, environmental damage (2846347-002), weight 26.29 g, maximum diameter 39 mm, die axis 0o, Oaxaca Tierra Caliente Sud mint, 1813; obverse bow and arrow, above T C (Tierra Caliente - hot country) / SUD (south) in two lines, sunburst-dash border; reverse Mo monogram (Morelos) over 8 R (8 reales) /1813 in two lines, sunburst-dash border; from the Eric J. Engstrom Collection; NGC| Lookup; $160.00 SALE |PRICE| $144.00


Pergamene Kingdom, 282 - 133 B.C.

|Pergamene| |Kingdom|, |Pergamene| |Kingdom,| |282| |-| |133| |B.C.|, NEW
Philetaerus deserted Lysimachus in 282 B.C., taking control of Pergamon and a large treasure deposited there. At first nominally a Seleukid suzerainty, Pergamon grew into a strong, prosperous and independent kingdom. These bronze coins were struck in the name of the founder throughout all succeeding reigns.
GB93757. Bronze AE 16, cf. SNG BnF 1660; SNG Cop 347; BMC Mysia p. 122, 78, VF, dark patina, brassy high points, marks, earthen deposits, weight 3.675 g, maximum diameter 15.7 mm, die axis 0o, Pergamon (Bergama, Turkey) mint, 282 - 133 B.C.; obverse helmeted head of Athena right, crested helmet ornamented with a griffin; reverse coiled snake with head right, M upper left, ΦIΛETAIPOY (Philetairos) downward on right; from the Errett Bishop Collection; $80.00 SALE |PRICE| $72.00


Pergamon, Mysia, c. 133 - 16 B.C.

|Pergamon|, |Pergamon,| |Mysia,| |c.| |133| |-| |16| |B.C.|, NEW
Pergamon, Mysia was located to the northwest of the modern city of Bergama, Turkey, 16 miles (26 km) from the Aegean Sea on a promontory on the north side of the Caicus (Bakircay) River. It was the capital of the Kingdom of Pergamon under the Attalid dynasty, 281-133 B.C. When Attalus III died without an heir in 133 B.C., to prevent a civil war, he bequeathed the kingdom to the Roman Republic. Pergamon is cited in the book of Revelation as one of the seven churches of Asia.
GB93758. Bronze AE 22, SNG BnF 1790; SNGvA 1379; SNG Tb 2445; SNG Cop 365; BMC Mysia p. 128, 142, VF, brown tone with brassy high points, oval flan, marks, small edge split, weight 9.616 g, maximum diameter 22.4 mm, die axis 0o, Pergamon (Bergama, Turkey) mint, Roman rule, c. 133 - 16 B.C.; obverse helmeted head of Athena right, crested Attic helmet ornamented with a star, EΠI ΠEPΓAMOY below; reverse Nike standing right, crowning ethnic with wreath in in extended right hand, palm frond over left shoulder in left hand, ΠEPΓAMHNΩN downward on right; from the Errett Bishop Collection; $80.00 SALE |PRICE| $72.00


Pergamon, Mysia, c. 200 - 133 B.C.

|Pergamon|, |Pergamon,| |Mysia,| |c.| |200| |-| |133| |B.C.|, NEW
Pergamon, Mysia was located to the northwest of the modern city of Bergama, Turkey, 16 miles (26 km) from the Aegean Sea on a promontory on the north side of the Caicus (Bakircay) River. It was the capital of the Kingdom of Pergamon under the Attalid dynasty, 281-133 B.C. Pergamon is cited in the book of Revelation as one of the seven churches of Asia.
GB93759. Bronze AE 20, SNG BnF 1872; BMC Mysia p. 128, 144; SNG Cop -; SNGvA -, VF, toned brass surfaces, light porosity/corrosion, obverse off center on a broad flan, weight 8.166 g, maximum diameter 20.3 mm, die axis 0o, Pergamon (Bergama, Turkey) mint, c. 200 - 133 B.C.; obverse laureate and bearded head of Asklepios right, no inscription; reverse eagle standing half-left on thunderbolt, wings open, head right, Π−EP/Γ−A/MHNΩN in three lines beginning above and ending in exergue; from the Errett Bishop Collection; scarce; $100.00 SALE |PRICE| $90.00


Pergamon, Mysia, c. 2nd Century B.C.

|Pergamon|, |Pergamon,| |Mysia,| |c.| |2nd| |Century| |B.C.|, NEW
Pergamon, Mysia was located to the northwest of the modern city of Bergama, Turkey, 16 miles (26 km) from the Aegean Sea on a promontory on the north side of the Caicus (Bakircay) River. It was the capital of the Kingdom of Pergamon under the Attalid dynasty, 281-133 B.C. Pergamon is cited in the book of Revelation as one of the seven churches of Asia.
GB93760. Bronze AE 20, SNG BnF 1875; SNGvA 1374; SNG Cop 396; BMC Mysia p. 131, 172, VF, dark near black patina, well centered, light earthen deposits, light porosity, tiny edge crack, weight 6.283 g, maximum diameter 19.8 mm, die axis 0o, Pergamon (Bergama, Turkey) mint, c. 2nd century B.C.; obverse head of Athena right wearing crested Corinthian helmet; reverse trophy of captured arms, NIKHΦOPOY (Victorious) downward on left, AΘHNAΣ (Athena) downward on right, Pergamon monogram lower right; from the Errett Bishop Collection; $80.00 SALE |PRICE| $72.00


Seleucia Pieria, Syria, c. 93 - 4 B.C.

|Roman| |Syria|, |Seleucia| |Pieria,| |Syria,| |c.| |93| |-| |4| |B.C.|, NEW
Seleucia Pieria was built by Seleucus I Nicator, c. 300 B.C. It then changed hands several times between the Ptolemies and Seleucids. When the Seleucid Empire was subdued by the Armenian conqueror Tigranes II, Seleucia Pieria resisted. Pompey the Great restored Seleucid rule, giving the city to Antiochus I Theos of Commagene, a direct descendant of Seleucus I Nicator and a loyal ally of Rome. Seleucia enjoyed substantial autonomy, de facto independence, which it kept even to the end of the Roman occupation.
GY93768. Bronze AE 20, HGC 9 1388 (R1), aF, green patina, earthen deposits, weight 9.368 g, maximum diameter 20.0 mm, die axis 0o, Seleucia Pieria (Cevlik, Hatay Province, Turkey) mint, Roman rule, c. 93 - 4 B.C.; obverse turreted and veiled bust of Tyche right; reverse fulmen (thunderbolt), filleted (tied with a ribbon), on cushion on pulvinar (backless throne) of Zeus, monogram right(?), ΣEΛEYKEΩN / THΣ IEPAΣ KAI AYTONOMOY above and below; from the Errett Bishop Collection; $40.00 SALE |PRICE| $36.00


Macedonian Kingdom, Demetrios I Poliorketes, 306 - 283 B.C.

|Macedonian| |Kingdom|, |Macedonian| |Kingdom,| |Demetrios| |I| |Poliorketes,| |306| |-| |283| |B.C.|, NEW
Demetrius I Poliorketes (The Besieger), son of Antigonus I Monophthalmus, was given the title king by his father in 306 B.C. after he defeated Ptolemy I at the Battle of Salamis. In 294 he seized the throne of Macedonia by murdering Alexander V. The combined forces of Pyrrhus, Ptolemy and Lysimachus, forced him out of Macedonia in 288. Abandoned by his troops on the field of battle he surrendered to Seleucus in 286 and died in captivity in 283 B.C.
GB93465. Bronze AE 13, cf. HGC 3 1031 (R2), Newell 62 corr. (says monogram on left in error), SNG Cop -, SNG Alpha Bank -, F, green patina, corrosion and scattered pits, weight 2.115 g, maximum diameter 12.9 mm, die axis 0o, uncertain western Anatolian mint, c. 298 - 295 B.C.; obverse prow of war galley left, Athena on deck standing left blowing trumpet and holding stylis; reverse Poseidon Pelagaios standing left, brandishing trident with right hand, nude but for chlamys draped over extended left arm, control monogram right(?), B - A low across field; from the Errett Bishop Collection; rare; $90.00 SALE |PRICE| $81.00


Pontic Kingdom, Mithradates VI Eupator the Great, c. 120 - 63 B.C., Anonymous Coinage

|Pontic| |Kingdom|, |Pontic| |Kingdom,| |Mithradates| |VI| |Eupator| |the| |Great,| |c.| |120| |-| |63| |B.C.,| |Anonymous| |Coinage|, NEW
Mithradates VI Megas (the Great) was king of Pontus in northern Anatolia from about 119 to 63 B.C. He was of both Greek and Persian origin, claiming descent from both Alexander the Great and King Darius I of Persia. Mithradates is remembered as one of Rome's most formidable and successful enemies, who engaged three of the most prominent generals of the late Roman Republic in the so-called Mithridatic Wars: Sulla, Lucullus, and Pompey the Great. After Mithradates VI was at last defeated by Pompey and in danger of capture by Rome, he attempted suicide. The poison failed because he had taken daily doses to build immunity. He then made his bodyguard and friend, Bituitus, kill him by the sword.
GB93487. Bronze AE 28, SNG Stancomb 646, SNG BM 974, HGC 7 310 (S), Choice VF, well centered and struck on a big flan, red-brown patina with small green areas, light corrosion, edge splits, weight 20.029 g, maximum diameter 27.7 mm, die axis 0o, uncertain (Amisos?) mint, c. 119 - 100 B.C.; obverse male head left in a satrapal leather bashlik cap; reverse comet star of eight rays, monogram between the rays, bow on right facing inward; from the Errett Bishop Collection; scarce; $250.00 SALE |PRICE| $225.00


Sinope, Paphlagonia, 85 - 65 B.C.

|Paphlagonia|, |Sinope,| |Paphlagonia,| |85| |-| |65| |B.C.|, NEW
Long used as a Hittite port, Sinope was re-founded as a Greek colony by Miletus in the 7th century B.C. Sinope flourished as the Black Sea port of a caravan route that led from the upper Euphrates valley. The city escaped Persian domination until the early 4th century B.C. In 183 B.C. it was captured by Pharnaces I and became the capital of the kingdom of Pontus. Lucullus conquered Sinope for Rome in 70 B.C., and Julius Caesar established a Roman colony there, Colonia Julia Felix, in 47 B.C. It remained with the Eastern Roman Empire (Byzantines). It was a part of the Empire of Trebizond from the sacking of Constantinople by the Fourth Crusade in 1204 until the capture of the city by the Seljuk Turks of Rm in 1214.
GB93488. Bronze AE 20, SNG Stancomb 801 - 802; SNG BM 1547 ff.; SNGvA 229; BMC Pontus p. 99, 40 - 41, VF, nice dark patina, light porosity/corrosion, weight 7.084 g, maximum diameter 19.5 mm, die axis 0o, Sinope (Sinop, Turkey) mint, under the rule of Mithradates IV, 85 - 65 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Zeus right; reverse eagle standing left on thunderbolt, head right, wings open, EA monogram left, ΣINΩΠHΣ below; from the Errett Bishop Collection; $100.00 SALE |PRICE| $90.00


Maximian, 286 - 305, 306 - 308, and 310 A.D.

|Maximian|, |Maximian,| |286| |-| |305,| |306| |-| |308,| |and| |310| |A.D.|, NEW
In 305 A.D. the capital of the Western Empire was moved from Rome to Milan.
SL96448. Billon follis, RIC VI Roma 111b, SRCV IV 13291, Cohen VI 502, Hunter V -, NGC Ch VF, strike 4/5, surface 4/5 (5770028-003), weight 10.52 g, maximum diameter 27.5 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 303 - 305 A.D.; obverse IMP C MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, laureate head right; reverse SAC MON VRB AVGG ET CAESS NN, Moneta standing slightly left, head left, scales in right hand, cornucopia in left hand, R crescent S in exergue; NGC| Lookup; $110.00 SALE |PRICE| $99.00




  







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