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Ancient Coins of Macedonia

Krannon, Thessaly, Greece, 400 - 344 B.C.

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The city of Krannon, named for the son of Poseidon, was located in Thessaly near the source of the river Onchestus. It was the home of the powerful Scopadae family.
GB88315. Bronze AE 18, cf. BMC Thessaly p. 17, 7; BCD Thessaly 1081.1; Rogers 179 ff.; SNG Cop 39 - 40; SGCV I 2075; HGC 4 384 (various ethnic arrangements), gF, dark patina, high points flatly struck, weight 5.044 g, maximum diameter 18.3 mm, die axis 90o, Krannon, Thessaly mint, 400 - 344 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Poseidon right; reverse KPA (or similar), horseman galloping right, wearing petasos and chlamys, trident below; ex Harlan J. Berk, ex Ancient Imports; $90.00 (€76.50)


Lokri Opuntii, Lokris, Greece, c. 340 - 330 B.C.

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Locrians are mentioned by Homer, who describes them as following Ajax, the son of Oïleus, to the Trojan War in forty ships. In the Persian War the Opuntian Locrians fought with Leonidas at the Battle of Thermopylae, and also sent seven ships to the Greek fleet. The Locrians fought on the side of Sparta in the Peloponnesian War.

The star on the reverse may represent the Halley's Comet visible in 373 - 372 B.C.
GS88326. Silver obol, BCD Lokris 91; SNG Cop 63; BMC Central p. 6, 45; Weber 3149; HGC 4 976 (S), VF, etched porous surfaces, weight 0.688 g, maximum diameter 11.2 mm, Locri Opuntii mint, c. 340 - 330 B.C.; obverse ΛO-KP (counterclockwise) from left, amphora, small bunch of grapes on left and ivy leaf on right each hanging on vines from the mouth of the vase; reverse stylized star of 16 rays, 8 of the rays slightly smaller and between the other 8, pellet in linear circle in center; ex Forum (2010); scarce; $90.00 (€76.50)


Kassope, Epiros, c. 342 - 325 B.C.

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Kassope was an ancient Greek city in Epirus which occupied a magnificent and remote site on a high platform overlooking the sea, the Ambracian Gulf and the fertile lands to the south, and with the slopes of the Zalongo mountain to the north. The ruins are one of the best remaining examples of a city built on a rectilinear street grid of a Hippodamian plan in Greece. The city was founded in the middle of the 4th century B.C. as the capital of the Kassopaeans, a sub-tribe of the Thesprotians. It belonged to the Aetolian League and is mentioned in the war between Cassander and Alcetas II of Epirus in 312 B.C. The city flourished in the 3rd century B.C., when large public buildings were built. It was destroyed by Roman forces in 168 - 167 B.C. and abandoned in 31 B.C. when the remaining inhabitants resettled to Nikopolis the region’s new capital. Visible remains include the Cyclopean walls, an agora, a theater, and the prytaneion.Kassope

GB88313. Bronze AE 19, Franke, series 11, 21; Hunterian II p. 10, 1; Weber II 3003; SNG Cop 44 var. (ΓOΛY on rev.); BMC Thessaly p. 98, 5 var. (same), gF, rough pitting and corrosion, legend obscured, weight 6.379 g, maximum diameter 19.4 mm, die axis 180o, Kassope mint, c. 342 - 325 B.C.; obverse KAΣΣΩΠAIΩN clockwise above, head of Aphrodite right, wearing earring and crown ornamented with honeysuckle, hair rolled and in formal spiral curls down neck; reverse dove flying left within laurel wreath; very rare; $120.00 (€102.00)


Chalkis, Euboia, Greece, c. 245 - 196 B.C.

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Ancient Chalkis (also Khalkís or Chalcis), in eastern Greece on the strait of Evripos near Athens, is today the capital of Euboea. The ancient city, inhabited by Ionians, was an important commercial and industrial center. In the 8th and 7th centuries B.C., Chalkis established colonies in Macedonia (giving its name to the peninsula of Chalcidice) and in Sicily. It was successively thereafter an Athenian, a Macedonian, and a Roman possession.
GB68838. Bronze AE 13, BCD Euboia 212; Picard Emission 44b; BMC Central p. 113, 76; HGC 4 1490 (S); SNG Cop -, aF, green patina, weight 1.699 g, maximum diameter 12.5 mm, die axis 0o, Chalkis mint, c. 245 - 196 B.C.; obverse diademed and draped bust of Hera facing slightly to right, diadem ornamented with discs and dangling fillets; reverse eagle flying right, carrying snake in its talons, herm (control symbol) left, XAΛ downward on right; ex BCD with his handwritten tag noting, "Ex central Greece, mid 90's, SFr. 35.-"; $26.00 (€22.10)


Chalkis, Euboia, Greece, c. 245 - 196 B.C.

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Ancient Chalkis (also Khalkís or Chalcis), in eastern Greece on the strait of Evripos near Athens, is today the capital of Euboea. The ancient city, inhabited by Ionians, was an important commercial and industrial center. In the 8th and 7th centuries B.C., Chalkis established colonies in Macedonia (giving its name to the peninsula of Chalcidice) and in Sicily. It was successively thereafter an Athenian, a Macedonian, and a Roman possession.
GB68837. Bronze AE 13, BCD Euboia 218; Picard Emission 47; BMC Central p. 113, 77; SNG Cop 445; HGC 4 1490 (S), F, green patina, weight 2.058 g, maximum diameter 12.6 mm, die axis 180o, Chalkis mint, c. 245 - 196 B.C.; obverse diademed and draped bust of Hera facing slightly to right, diadem ornamented with discs and dangling fillets; reverse eagle flying right, carrying snake in its talons, XAΛ above, tripod (control symbol) right; ex BCD with his handwritten tag noting, "Mid 90's ex central Greece, SFr. 45."; $30.00 (€25.50)


Chalkis, Euboia, Greece, c. 338 - 196 B.C.

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Ancient Chalkis (also Khalkís or Chalcis), in eastern Greece on the strait of Evripos near Athens, is today the capital of Euboea. The ancient city, inhabited by Ionians, was an important commercial and industrial center. In the 8th and 7th centuries B.C., Chalkis established colonies in Macedonia (giving its name to the peninsula of Chalcidice) and in Sicily. It was successively thereafter an Athenian, a Macedonian, and a Roman possession.
GB68836. Bronze AE 14, cf. HGC 4 1487 ff., aF, weight 1.610 g, maximum diameter 13.8 mm, Chalkis mint, c. 338 - 196 B.C.; obverse diademed and draped bust of Hera facing slightly to right, diadem ornamented with discs and dangling fillets; reverse eagle flying right, carrying snake in its talons, XAΛ above, uncertain control symbol right; ex BCD with his handwritten tag noting, "Mid 90's ex central Greece, SFr. 30.-"; $24.00 (€20.40)


Chalkis, Euboia, Greece, c. 290 - 271 B.C.

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Ancient Chalkis (also Khalkís or Chalcis), in eastern Greece on the strait of Evripos near Athens, is today the capital of Euboea. The ancient city, inhabited by Ionians, was an important commercial and industrial center. In the 8th and 7th centuries B.C., Chalkis established colonies in Macedonia (giving its name to the peninsula of Chalcidice) and in Sicily. It was successively thereafter an Athenian, a Macedonian, and a Roman possession.
GB68835. Bronze AE 12, BCD Euboia 207 var. (legend error), Picard Emission 41a var. (same), HGC 4 1489 var. (same), SNG Cop -, BMC Central -, aF, weight 2.210 g, maximum diameter 12.4 mm, Chalkis mint, c. 290 - 271 B.C.; obverse diademed and draped bust of Hera facing slightly to right, diadem ornamented with discs and dangling fillets; reverse eagle flying right, carrying snake in its talons, XΛA (sic) above right, kerykeion (control symbol) right; ex BCD with his handwritten tag noting, "C.C. Dec. 88, 2000 drs."; $29.00 (€24.65)


Chalkis, Euboia, Greece, c. 245 - 196 B.C.

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Ancient Chalkis (also Khalkís or Chalcis), in eastern Greece on the strait of Evripos near Athens, is today the capital of Euboea. The ancient city, inhabited by Ionians, was an important commercial and industrial center. In the 8th and 7th centuries B.C., Chalkis established colonies in Macedonia (giving its name to the peninsula of Chalcidice) and in Sicily. It was successively thereafter an Athenian, a Macedonian, and a Roman possession.
GB68834. Bronze AE 13, BCD Euboia 211; Picard Emission 44a; BMC Central p. 113, 76; HGC 4 1490 (S); SNG Cop -, aF, well centered, weight 1.605 g, maximum diameter 12.7 mm, Chalkis mint, c. 245 - 196 B.C.; obverse diademed and draped bust of Hera facing slightly to right, diadem ornamented with discs and dangling fillets; reverse eagle flying right, carrying snake in its talons, XAΛ above, herm (control symbol) right; ex BCD with his handwritten tag noting, "From the Peirese auction of 25 Nov. 1995, part of lot 81, the lot of 67 pcs. for FF 1200+12%."; second anonymous auction tag with lot number 759, dated 13-1-70; $28.00 (€23.80)


Chalkis, Euboia, Greece, c. 338 - 196 B.C.

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Ancient Chalkis (also Khalkís or Chalcis), in eastern Greece on the strait of Evripos near Athens, is today the capital of Euboea. The ancient city, inhabited by Ionians, was an important commercial and industrial center. In the 8th and 7th centuries B.C., Chalkis established colonies in Macedonia (giving its name to the peninsula of Chalcidice) and in Sicily. It was successively thereafter an Athenian, a Macedonian, and a Roman possession.
GB68833. Bronze AE 15, cf. HGC 4 1487 ff., aF, rough, weight 2.014 g, maximum diameter 14.8 mm, die axis 0o, Chalkis mint, c. 338 - 196 B.C.; obverse diademed and draped bust of Hera facing slightly to right, diadem ornamented with discs and dangling fillets; reverse eagle flying right, carrying snake in its talons, XAΛ above, uncertain control symbol right; ex BCD with his handwritten tag noting, "Mid 90's ex central Greece, SFr. 30.-"; $19.00 (€16.15)


Roman Military in Macedonia, c. 168 B.C., Imitative of Type from Histiaia, North Euboea, Greece

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Sear notes crude Histiaia imitations seem to have been struck in Macedonia just prior to the Roman victory in 168 B.C. During the Republic, Roman military mints sometimes struck imitative types to make local payments. Examples include Thasian imitatives in Macedonia and Philip Philadelphos imitatives at Antioch. This Histiaia type tetrobol is almost certainly one of the imitatives struck in Macedonia by the Roman military.
RP74734. Silver tetrobol, See SGCV I p. 233 note following 2498; regarding imitatives of a 2nd century B.C. type from Histiaia, North Euboea, Greece, aVF, rough, weight 1.559 g, maximum diameter 13.5 mm, die axis 330o, Roman military mint, c. 168 B.C.; obverse head of nymph Histiaia right, wreathed with vine, hair rolled; reverse IΣTIAEΩN, nymph Histiaia seated right on stern of a galley holding naval standard, ornate apluster; $24.00 (€20.40)










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