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Neapolis, Macedonia, c. 525 - 450 B.C.

|Other| |Macedonia|, |Neapolis,| |Macedonia,| |c.| |525| |-| |450| |B.C.||obol|NEW
Neapolis, Macedonia (Kavala, Greece today), was founded by settlers from Thasos near the end of the 7th century B.C., to exploit the rich gold and silver mines of the area. At the end of the 6th century B.C. Neapolis ("new city" in Greek) claimed its independence from Thasos and struck its own silver coins with the head of Gorgon. A member of the Athenian League, Neapolis was besieged by the allied armies of the Spartans and the Thasians in 411 B.C., during the Peloponnesian War, but remained faithful to Athens. The Apostle Paul landed at Neapolis on his second and third missionary journeys.
GA111038. Silver obol, SNG ANS 423 - 424; BMC Macedonia p. 84, 13; HGC 3-1 585; SNG Cop -; Rosen -, VF, toned, off center, porosity, weight 0.565 g, maximum diameter 10.5 mm, Macedonia, Neapolis mint, c. 525 - 450 B.C.; obverse facing head of Medusa (gorgoneion), tongue protruding; reverse quadripartite incuse square; $100.00 (101.00)


Galepsos, Macedonia, c. 400 - 348 B.C.

|Other| |Macedonia|, |Galepsos,| |Macedonia,| |c.| |400| |-| |348| |B.C.||chalkous|
Galepsos was on the Strymon Gulf, about 20 kilometers east of Amphipolis, not far from the island of Thasos. No example of its coinage appears in any of the major collections and the town is not even mentioned in most publications on Greek coins. There may still be less than a dozen coins known for this city.
SH56551. Bronze chalkous, V. Demetriadi, Galepsus in Chalcidice: A Newly Discovered Mint, NomKhron 3 (Athens, 1974), pp. 32-33, b, SNG ANS -; SNG Cop -; AMNG -; BMC Macedonia -, aVF, weight 1.958 g, maximum diameter 12.7 mm, die axis 180o, Galepsos mint, c. 400 - 348 B.C.; obverse wreathed head of young Dionysos left; reverse ΓAΛHΨIΩN, forepart of goat left, head turned back right; extremely rare; SOLD


Akanthos, Macedonia, c. 424 - 380 B.C.

|Other| |Macedonia|, |Akanthos,| |Macedonia,| |c.| |424| |-| |380| |B.C.||tetradrachm|
Herodotus (vii. 125 sq.) relates that while Xerxes was marching from Acanthus to Therma his camels were set upon by lions, and he proceeds to state that all these northern regions, west of the river Nestus, abounded with lions and wild bulls with gigantic horns.
SH38434. Silver tetradrachm, Goldberg 42 lot 19; BMC Macedonia -; Desneux -; SNG ANS -; apparently unpublished swastika variety, gVF, porous, weight 13.949 g, maximum diameter 25.1 mm, Akanthos (Ierissos, Greece) mint, obverse lion springing upon bull, swastika above; reverse AKANΘON around raised quadripartite square, all within incuse square.; rare; SOLD










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