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Athens, Attica, Greece, c. 113 - 112 B.C., New Style Tetradrachm
The "New Style" tetradrachms were issued by Athens as a semi-autonomous city under Roman rule. The new-style Owls are markedly different from the Owls of Periclean Athens or the "eye in profile" Athena head of the Fourth Century. They were struck on thinner, broad flans, typical of the Hellenistic period, with a portrait of Athena that reflected the heroic portraiture of the period. The owl now stands on an amphora, surrounded by magistrates' names and symbols, all within an olive wreath. The amphora is marked with a letter that may indicate the month of production. Letters below the amphora may indicate the source of the silver used in production.SH62481. Silver tetradrachm, Thompson Athens 673g, VF, weight 16.822 g, maximum diameter 29.5 mm, die axis 0o, Athens mint, c. 113 - 112 B.C.; obverse helmeted head of Athena Parthenos right, triple-crested helmet decorated with curvilinear ornament on the shell, a griffin right above the raised earpiece, and protomes of horses above the visor; reverse A−ΘE / EYM/APEI/∆HΣ / KAEO/MEN / ∆HM, owl standing right on amphora on its side; Triptolemos on right, driving biga of serpents left; E on amphora, ΣO below, all within olive wreath; magistrates Eumareides, Kaeomen, and Demo; nice style; SOLD
Germanicus, b. 24 May 15 B.C. - d. 10 Oct 19 A.D., Corinth, Greece
Germanicus Caesar was the son of Tiberius' brother Drusus Sr. and Antonia the daughter of Mark Antony and Octavia. He distinguished himself on the battlefield many times, most notably in Germania where he inflicted serious defeats on the barbarian tribes and recovered the legionary standards lost in the catastrophic Varus disaster. He was chosen Tiberius' successor, but died of an unknown cause. His tremendous popularity helped his son Caius (Caligula) obtain the throne after Tiberius died.RP86839. Bronze AE 22, BCD Corinth 356 (this coin); Amandry Corinth XIIIg5 (De2/Rg -); RPC I 1142; BMC Corinth 512, aF, nice portrait, porous, reverse off center, weight 6.278 g, maximum diameter 22.1 mm, die axis 0o, Corinth mint, 4 - 5 A.D.; obverse GERMANICVS CAESAR COR, bare head right; reverse C HEIO POL/LIONE ITER / C MVSSIO P/RISCO II VIR (C. Heius Pollio and C Mussius Priscus, duoviri), inscription partly ligate, in four lines, within ivy wreath; very rare; SOLD
Koinon of Thessaly, 81 - 96 A.D., Time of Domitian
A koina was a provincial or regional federations of cities in the East. In the Roman period worship of the emperor lay at the heart of the function of koina, and their coins often depict a temple of the imperial cult. In other respects coins of provincial leagues resemble civic coins.GB60652. Bronze assarion, RPC II 280, BCD Thessaly 2012 948.3, Rogers 310, SNG Cop 150, VF, weight 3.438 g, maximum diameter 14.2 mm, die axis 225o, Thessalian mint, 81 - 96 A.D.; obverse ΘEΣΣA−ΛΩN, Apollo seated left on rocks, right raised above head; reverse ΛAPIΣA, The Nymph Larissa standing left, purse in raised right; ex BCD Collection with his round tag; rare; SOLD
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