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Aeolis

Aeolis was not originally a geographic term but a collective name for the cities in the region on the west coast of Asia Minor founded by the Aeolians, a branch of the Hellenic peoples. The twelve southern cities were grouped in the Aeolian League; these were Temnos, Smyrna, Pitane, Neonteichos, Aegirusa, Notium, Cilla or Killa, Cyme, Gryneum, Larissa, Myrina, and Aegae.

Grynion, Aeolis, c. 350 - 306 B.C.

|Aeolis|, |Grynion,| |Aeolis,| |c.| |350| |-| |306| |B.C.||AE| |19|NEW
Grynion was a small city mentioned from the 5th century B.C. onwards as a vassal of the Persians and as a member of the 1st Athenian League. The oracle of Apollo Gryneios at Gryneum was the religious and political center of the Aeolis. It belonged to the territory of Myrina in Hellenistic times. Its ruins, not yet fully explored, are near Aliaga, 15 km south of Yeni Sakran, Turkey, near the Aegean coast.
GB110031. Bronze AE 19, SNGvA 7689; SNG Cop 202; BMC Troas p. 133, 1, VF, fantastic style, well centered, blue-green patina, weight 5.072 g, maximum diameter 18.5 mm, Grynion (near Aliaga, Turkey) mint, c. 350 - 306 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Apollo facing, slightly left; reverse mussel shell, ΓYPNHΩN above; rare; $200.00 (190.00)


Myrina, Aeolis, mid 2nd Century B.C.

|Aeolis|, |Myrina,| |Aeolis,| |mid| |2nd| |Century| |B.C.||stephanophoric| |tetradrachm|
At the time this coin was issued, Myrina was a thriving town popular with tourists and known for its terracotta, glassware, and oysters. Today it is perhaps best known for these beautiful tetradrachms!
SH26471. Silver stephanophoric tetradrachm, Sacks 20, SNG Cop 223, SNG Lockett 2222, Pozzi 2306, SNGvA -, SNG Ash -, SNG Mn -, BMC Troas -, EF, weight 16.653 g, maximum diameter 33.1 mm, die axis 0o, Aiolis, Myrina (near Aliaga, Turkey) mint, obverse laureate head of Apollo right, hair braided, ribbons flowing behind; reverse MYPINAIΩN, Apollo Grynios advancing right holding patera and laurel branch with fillets; omphalos and amphora at feet; (ΠA monogram) left, all within laurel wreath; SOLD


Myrina, Aeolis, mid 2nd Century B.C.

|Aeolis|, |Myrina,| |Aeolis,| |mid| |2nd| |Century| |B.C.||stephanophoric| |tetradrachm|
At the time this coin was issued, Myrina was a thriving town popular with tourists and known for its terracotta, glassware, and oysters. The site of Myrina was discovered at the mouth of the river that was the ancient Pythicos, whose alluvia have covered what was the city's harbor. Excavations (1880-1882) brought to light about four thousand tombs, dating from the last two centuries B.C., in which were found numerous objects representing the divinities of the Greek pantheon; children's toys, reproductions of famous works, etc. Most of these may be seen today in the Museum of the Louvre.
SH26472. Silver stephanophoric tetradrachm, Sacks 20, SNG Cop 223, SNG Lockett 2222, Pozzi 2306, SNGvA -, SNG Ash -, SNG Mn -, BMC Troas -, EF, weight 17.030 g, maximum diameter 23.5 mm, die axis 0o, Aiolis, Myrina (near Aliaga, Turkey) mint, obverse laureate head of Apollo right, hair braided, ribbons flowing behind; reverse MYPINAIΩN, Apollo Grynios advancing right holding patera and laurel branch with fillets; omphalos and amphora at feet; (ΠA monogram) left, all within laurel wreath; SOLD







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