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

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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., Müller 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 Aëtophoros 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


Kingdom of Thrace, Lysimachos, 305 - 281 B.C., Portrait of Alexander the Great

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Barry Murphy identified the mint for this coin as Ainos, noting, "Not the same dies or the same monograms, but clearly the same engraver as Meydicikkale 2691."

A subject ally of Athens, Aenus provided peltasts at the Battle of Sphacteria in 425 B.C. and sent forces to the Sicilian Expedition in 415. It was in the possession of Ptolemy Philopator in 222 B.C., of Philip V of Macedon in 200, of Lysimachos in 283, and later of Antiochus the Great, who lost it to the Romans in 185 B.C., whereupon the Romans declared Aenus a free city. It was still a free city in the time of Pliny the Elder.
SH75328. Silver tetradrachm, Unpublished variety; Meydancikkale - (cf. 2691, different controls, same engraver), Müller -, SNG Cop -, Thompson -, Black Sea Hoard -, Armenak -, VF, dark toning, marks, weight 16.503 g, maximum diameter 28.6 mm, die axis 180o, Ainos (Enez, Turkey) mint, likely posthumous, c. 282 - 272 B.C.; obverse diademed head of Alexander the Great wearing the horn of Ammon; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY, Athena enthroned left, Nike crowning king's name in extended right, rests left arm on round shield behind, transverse spear against far side, monogram inner left, monogram in exergue; this is the only example of this type known to Forum; possibly unique; SOLD


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

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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


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

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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, Müller 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-scalp headdress tied at the neck; reverse AΛEΞAN∆POY, 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


Kingdom of Thrace, Lysimachos, 305 - 281 B.C., Portrait of Alexander the Great

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Sestos was an ancient town of the Thracian Chersonesos, the modern Gallipoli peninsula in European Turkey. Situated on the Hellespont opposite Abydos, it was an Aeolian colony, founded by settlers from Lesbos and the home of Hero in the legend of Hero and Leander.
SH11208. Silver tetradrachm, Thompson 24, Müller -, SGCV II 6814 var., VF, weight 16.49 g, maximum diameter 29.9 mm, die axis 270o, Sestos mint, c. 297 - 281 B.C.; obverse diademed head of Alexander the Great wearing the horn of Ammon; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY, Athena enthroned left, rests arm on shield, transverse spear against right side, holds Nike crowning name, dolphin under arm, monogram under throne; rare; SOLD


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

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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, Müller 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-scalp headdress tied at the neck; reverse AΛEΞAN∆POY, 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


Uncertain City, Black Sea Area, c. 250 - 200 B.C., Civic Issue in the Types and Name of Alexander the Great

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After Alexander's death and the collapse and division of his empire, many cities on the Black Sea continued, for about two centuries, to strike tetradrachms in Alexander's name. The identity of the city that struck this type with an OΠ monogram under the throne remains an unsolved mystery.
SH65368. Silver tetradrachm, Price 1169, Müller Alexander -, VF, attractive style, weight 16.856 g, maximum diameter 29.2 mm, die axis 0o, uncertain mint, c. 250 - 200 B.C.; obverse head of Herakles right, wearing Nemean lion-scalp headdress; reverse AΛEΞAN∆POY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, 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, OΠ monogram below throne; SOLD


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

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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


Thraco-Macedonian Tribes, c. Mid-5th Century B.C.

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Monkeys were kept as pets in antiquity. We know of only two ancient coin types depicting monkeys. One is this very rare type, with the monkey squatting either left or right. The other is an electrum hemihekte from Kyzikos, Mysia with fewer than five known specimens.
SH52084. Silver tetartemorion, Tzamalis 67, VF, weight 0.206 g, maximum diameter 6.1 mm, uncertain mint, c. Mid-5th century B.C.; obverse monkey squatting left; reverse round shield within incuse square; very rare; SOLD


Septimius Severus, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D., Traianopolis, Thrace

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Hebros is the Romanized version of the original Thracian Ebros. Today it is the Maritsa river or, in Greece, the Evros. The river enters the Aegean Sea near Enez. The lower course of the Maritsa/Evros forms part of the Bulgarian-Greek border and most of the Greek-Turkish border. The upper Maritsa valley runs east-west in Bulgaria. The unnavigable river is used for power production and irrigation.

The Three Graces, named Euphrosyne, Aglaia and Thalia, were the attendants of Venus (Aphrodite).
SH74540. Brass AE 31, Schönert-Geiss Augusta Traiana 27 (V13/R24), Varbanov III 2739, SNG Cop -, BMC Thrace -, F, well centered, cleaning scratches, smoothing, weight 11.934 g, maximum diameter 31.2 mm, die axis 15o, Thrace, Traianopolis mint, hegemon Statilus Barbarus; obverse AYK Λ CEΠ - CEYHPOC Π, laureate head right; reverse HΓ CTATI BAPBAPOY TPAIANOΠO−ΛITΩN, River-god Hebrus reclining left on upturned urn; the Charites (the Three Graces) behind his legs standing facing; left and middle Charites with heads right, left Charis holding rod(?), middle Charis holding apple; big 31 mm bronze!; very rare; SOLD




  




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