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Greek Coins from Other Moesia, Thrace, and Black Sea Cities
Faustina Junior, Augusta 146 - Winter 175/176 A.D., Wife of Marcus Aurelius, Augusta, Traianopolis, Thrace

|Roman| |Thrace| |&| |Black| |Sea|, |Faustina| |Junior,| |Augusta| |146| |-| |Winter| |175/176| |A.D.,| |Wife| |of| |Marcus| |Aurelius,| |Augusta,| |Traianopolis,| |Thrace||AE| |22|
Traianopolis (Traianoupoli, Greece today) was founded by the Romans and, of course, named after Emperor Trajan. In the Roman period, the city was famous for its baths. In the 4th century, it became the capital of the province of Rhodope.
RP111729. Bronze AE 22, Schnert-Geiss MATT 17, RPC Online IV.1 T1931 (4 specimens), vA Phryg II 1484, Varbanov II -, aVF, well centered, green patina, a bit rough, central dimples, weight 5.878 g, maximum diameter 21.7 mm, die axis 180o, Traianopolis (Traianoupoli, Greece) mint, obverse ΦAVCTEINA CEBAC, draped bust right; reverse TPAIANΠOΛEITΩ, Homonoia standing left, patera in right hand, cornucopia in left hand; first specimen of this type handled by Forum; rare; $110.00 SALE PRICE $99.00


Kabyle, Thrace, c. 219 - 215 B.C., Civic Issue in the Types and Name of Alexander the Great

|Other| |Thrace| |&| |Moesia|, |Kabyle,| |Thrace,| |c.| |219| |-| |215| |B.C.,| |Civic| |Issue| |in| |the| |Types| |and| |Name| |of| |Alexander| |the| |Great||tetradrachm|
The obverse die for this coin was also used with a reverse type naming the Gaulish King Kavaros. Die wear shows the Alexanderine types followed Kavaros' coinage, indicating this type was likely struck during the revolt of the Thracians, which brought about the chieftain's death and the end of Gaulish rule. Kavaros ruled until at least 219 B.C., when he participated in a treaty between Byzantium and Bithynia. The style compares closely with contemporary issues of Dionysopolis, Mesembria, and Odessus.
SH66870. Silver tetradrachm, Price 882, Draganov Cabyle 845 ff., Mller Alexander 399, gVF, fine style, weight 16.677 g, maximum diameter 31.2 mm, die axis 0o, Kabyle (Kabile, Bulgaria) mint, time of the Thracian Revolt, c. 219 - 215 B; obverse head of Herakles right, wearing Nemean Lion skin, scalp over head, forepaws tied at neck; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔPOY, Zeus Atophoros enthroned left, eagle in extended right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, right leg drawn back, feet on footstool, Demeter standing facing torch in each hand; SOLD


Orthagoreia, Thrace, c. 350 - 330 B.C.

|Other| |Thrace| |&| |Moesia|, |Orthagoreia,| |Thrace,| |c.| |350| |-| |330| |B.C.||hemidrachm|
All the references given, except SNG Cop, include Orthagoreia in Macedonia. See Psoma Maroneia, pp. 193-204, for the redesignation of Orthagoreia from Macedon to Thrace.
SH86789. Silver hemidrachm, SNG ANS 7.1 564 (same dies); SNG Cop 690; SNG Ashmolean V.2 2356; AMNG III-2, 3; BMC Macedonia p. 88, 5; HGC 3.1 600 (R1), Choice aEF, attractive style, well centered, nice toning, slight porosity, weight 2.571 g, maximum diameter 14.4 mm, die axis 15o, Orthagoreia mint, c. 350 - 330 B.C.; obverse facing head of Artemis, facing slightly left,, wearing triple-drop earring and pearl necklace, quiver on left shoulder; reverse OΠΘAΓO-ΠΕΩN, facing ornate Macedonian helmet with cheek pieces, and star ornament crest; scarce; SOLD


Ainos, Thrace, c. 405 - 357 B.C.

|Other| |Thrace| |&| |Moesia|, |Ainos,| |Thrace,| |c.| |405| |-| |357| |B.C.||tetrobol|
 
GS41393. Silver tetrobol, SNG Cop 412 - 415 var. (symbol); BMC Thrace p. 80, 27 var. (same); Pozzi -, aVF, weight 2.487 g, maximum diameter 15.0 mm, die axis 0o, Ainos (Enez, Turkey) mint, c. 405 - 357 B.C.; obverse head of youthful Hermes facing, wears petasos with row of beads above brim; reverse AINION, goat standing to right, labrys? lower right; rare; SOLD


Paeonian Kingdom, Audoleon, 315 - 285 B.C., In the Types and Name of Alexander the Great

|Kingdom| |of| |Paeonia|, |Paeonian| |Kingdom,| |Audoleon,| |315| |-| |285| |B.C.,| |In| |the| |Types| |and| |Name| |of| |Alexander| |the| |Great||tetradrachm|
The Kingdom of Paeonia was a long-time an ally of Macedonia. King Audoleon's son, Ariston, distinguished himself at the battle of Gaugamela. One of Audoleon's daughters married Pyrrhus of Epirus. Audoleon was nearly defeated by the Illyrian Autariatae tribe, but was saved by Cassander. Astibus was probably the Kingdom's capital and mint city.
SH65461. Silver tetradrachm, Price 654, Mller Alexander 1066, gVF, weight 16.917 g, maximum diameter 29.2 mm, die axis 0o, Astibus (or Damastion?) mint, c. 300 - 286 B.C.; obverse head of Herakles right, wearing Nemean Lion skin, scalp over head, forepaws tied at neck; reverse AΛΕΞANΔPOY, Zeus seated left, nude to waist, himation around hips and legs, right leg drawn back, eagle in extended right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, HP monogram in left field under arm; SOLD


Paeonian Kingdom, Audoleon, 315 - 285 B.C., In the Types and Name of Alexander the Great

|Kingdom| |of| |Paeonia|, |Paeonian| |Kingdom,| |Audoleon,| |315| |-| |285| |B.C.,| |In| |the| |Types| |and| |Name| |of| |Alexander| |the| |Great||tetradrachm|
The Kingdom of Paeonia was a long-time an ally of Macedonia. King Audoleon's son, Ariston, distinguished himself at the battle of Gaugamela. One of Audoleon's daughters married Pyrrhus of Epirus. Audoleon was nearly defeated by the Illyrian Autariatae tribe, but was saved by Cassander. Astibus was probably the Kingdom's capital and mint city.
SH65459. Silver tetradrachm, Price 654, Mller Alexander 1066, VF, weight 17.118 g, maximum diameter 29.1 mm, die axis 0o, Astibus (or Damastion?) mint, c. 300 - 286 B.C.; obverse head of Herakles right, wearing Nemean Lion skin, scalp over head, forepaws tied at neck; reverse AΛΕΞANΔPOY, Zeus seated left, nude to waist, himation around hips and legs, right leg drawn back, eagle in extended right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, HP monogram in left field under arm; SOLD







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