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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Thrace & Moesia| > |Perinthus| > RP89906
Perinthos, Thrace, c. Late 3rd - Mid 1st Century B.C.
Perinthos an ancient Ionian colony from Samos, was situated between Bisanthe and Selymbria, on the northern shore of the Propontis. It is famous chiefly for its stubborn and successful resistance to Philip II of Macedon in 340 B.C.; at that time it seems to have been more important than Byzantium itself. In Roman times it was called Heraclea Thraciae (or Heraclea Perinthus). Today it is Marmara Ereglisi in the European part of Turkey.
RP89906. Bronze AE 17, SchŲnert-Geiss Perinthos p. 101 & pl. 3, 67 (same dies, 2 specimens); CN_1989; Mionnet Supp. 2, p. 399, 1173; SNG Cop -; BMC Thrace -, F, dark brown patina, porous, scratches, die wear, Heraclea Perinthos (Marmara Ereglisi, Turkey) mint, weight 3.930g, maximum diameter 16.9mm, die axis 225o, c. late 3rd - mid 1st century B.C.; obverse laureate head of Apollo right; reverse tripod lebes, ΠEPIN/ΘIΩN in two flanking downward lines, the first on the right; less than 1/2 dozen specimens known to FORVM; very rare; $120.00 SALE |PRICE| $108.00




  







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