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Greek Coins from Other Moesia, Thrace, and Black Sea Cities
Caracalla, 28 January 198 - 8 April 217 A.D., Traianopolis, Thrace

|Other| |Thrace| |&| |Moesia|, |Caracalla,| |28| |January| |198| |-| |8| |April| |217| |A.D.,| |Traianopolis,| |Thrace||AE| |18|
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.
MA95615. Bronze AE 18, Schnert-Geiss Augusta Traiana 85; Varbanov III 2828 (R4); Moushmov 5049; BMC Thrace p. 178, 10 var. (legend, head bare); SNG Cop -, F, nice green patina, slightly off center, light deposits/corrosion, weight 2.851 g, maximum diameter 17.5 mm, die axis 0o, Traianopolis (Traianoupoli, Greece) mint, 211 - 8 Apr 217 A.D.; obverse AYT K M AYP CE ANTΩNEINOC, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse TPAIANOΠOΛEITΩN, Hermes standing slightly left, head left, nude but for chlamys over left shoulder and arm, messenger bag (made from an udder) in right hand, winged caduceus in left hand; $36.00 SALE PRICE $32.40


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 AΛEΞAN∆POY, 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−ΠEΩN, facing ornate Macedonian helmet with cheek pieces, and star ornament crest; scarce; SOLD







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