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Stags or Deer on Ancient Coins
Kition, Cyprus, Ba'almelek II, c. 425 - 400 B.C.

|Cyprus|, |Kition,| |Cyprus,| |Ba'almelek| |II,| |c.| |425| |-| |400| |B.C.||stater|
Kition, also known by its Latin name Citium, was a city-kingdom on the southern coast of Cyprus (present-day Larnaca). According to local tradition, it was established in the 13th century B.C. by Greek (Achaean) settlers, after the Trojan war. Its most famous resident was Zeno of Citium, born c. 334 B.C. in Citium and founder of the Stoic school of philosophy which he taught in Athens from about 300 B.C.
SH49294. Silver stater, BMC Cyprus p. 14, 35, Weber 7691, SNG Cop -, gVF, weight 11.051 g, maximum diameter 20.0 mm, die axis 180o, Kition (Larnaca, Cyprus) mint, 425 - 400 B.C.; obverse Herakles advancing right, nude but for Nemean Lion's skin on his back with forelegs tied around neck, weilding club over head in right hand, bow in outstretched left hand, ankh (or similar) symbol in right field; reverse Lion attacking stag right, inscription above, all within dotted square and incuse square; SOLD


Ephesos, Ionia, Phanes, c. 625 - 600 B.C.

|Ephesos|, |Ephesos,| |Ionia,| |Phanes,| |c.| |625| |-| |600| |B.C.||1/48| |stater|
Known to be among the oldest coins because a hemihekte from the issue was found in the foundation of the temple of Artemis at Ephesos. Seven different denominations are linked by the stag type, a common weight standard, and reverse die links. The stag is a symbol of Artemis and thus of Ephesus. The two larger denominations bear the name Phanes, who was likely a prominent citizen of Ephesus, perhaps a despot, a magistrate, or a wealthy money-lender.
GA59457. Electrum 1/48 stater, SNGvA 778, Zhuyuetang 10, SNG Cop -; Weidauer -, Rosen -, VF, weight 0.211 g, maximum diameter 5.0 mm, obverse head of stag right; reverse irregular pattern within square incuse; probably less than 20 known to exist; very rare; SOLD


Ephesos, Ionia, Phanes, c. 625 - 600 B.C., Ancient Counterfeit Electrum Plate Over Silver

|Ephesos|, |Ephesos,| |Ionia,| |Phanes,| |c.| |625| |-| |600| |B.C.,| |Ancient| |Counterfeit| |Electrum| |Plate| |Over| |Silver||hekte|
The official coin, of which this is an ancient counterfeit, is known to be among the oldest coins because a hemihekte from the issue was in the famous "Artemision Find" excavated from the foundation of the temple of Artemis at Ephesos. Seven different denominations are linked by the stag type, a common weight standard, and reverse die links. The stag is a symbol of Artemis and thus of Ephesus. The two larger denominations bear the name Phanes, who was likely a prominent citizen of Ephesus, perhaps a despot, a magistrate, or a wealthy money-lender. This coin is undoubtedly one of the very first counterfeit coins. Criminal counterfeiters were evidently a problem from the very beginnings of coinage.
SH21112. Fouree electrum plated hekte, cf. Weidauer 35; Traité pl. II, 18; BMC Ionia 4 (official, Ephesos, electrum), VF, electrum over silver, weight 1.645 g, maximum diameter 9.6 mm, illegal mint, after c. 625 B.C.; obverse forepart of stag left, head turned right, three pellets before; reverse incuse square with raised lines; SOLD


Augustus, 16 January 27 B.C. - 19 August 14 A.D.

|Ephesos|, |Augustus,| |16| |January| |27| |B.C.| |-| |19| |August| |14| |A.D.||cistophoric| |tetradrachm|
The cistophorus was first struck by the Pergamene Kingdom was a tetradrachm (four-drachms coin) struck on a reduced Asian standard of about 3 grams per drachm. Its name was derived from the cista, a Dionysian cult snake basket that frequently appeared on the obverse. After the Pergamene Kingdom was bequeathed to Rome in 133 B.C., the Romans continued to strike cistophori for the Asia province, with a value equal to three denarii. The portrait of Augustus and later emperors replaced the cista on the obverse.
SH85434. Silver cistophoric tetradrachm, Sutherland Group VI, RPC I 2215, RIC I 479, RSC I 33, BnF I 922, BMCRE I 694, BMCRR East 262, SRCV I 1587, VF, full circles strike on a broad flan, light uneven toning, light encrustations, small closed edge crack, weight 11.660 g, maximum diameter 27.2 mm, die axis 0o, Ephesus mint, c. 24 - 20 B.C.; obverse IMP CAE-SAR (counterclockwise below), bare head right, linear border; reverse garlanded and filleted altar of Diana (artemis, ornamented on the front with two hinds standing confronted, AVGVSTVS above; SOLD


Ephesos, Ionia, Phanes, c. 625 - 600 B.C.,

|Ephesos|, |Ephesos,| |Ionia,| |Phanes,| |c.| |625| |-| |600| |B.C.,||1/24| |stater|
Known to be among the oldest coins because a hemihekte from the issue was in the famous "Artemision Find" in the foundation of the temple of Artemis at Ephesos in 1904. Seven different denominations are linked by the stag type, a common weight standard, and reverse die links. The stag is a symbol of Artemis and thus of Ephesus. The two larger denominations bear the name Phanes, who was likely a prominent citizen of Ephesus, perhaps a despot, a magistrate, or a wealthy money-lender.
SH90358. Electrum 1/24 stater, SNGvA 7773, BMC Ionia -; Rosen -; Traité -; Weidauer - (cf. 36-37, 1/12 stater), VF, scratches, weight 0.571 g, maximum diameter 6.9 mm, die axis 180o, Ephesos mint, Phanes, c. 625 - 600 B.C.; obverse forepart of stag right, head turned left; reverse incuse square with raised lines; rare; SOLD


Ephesos, Ionia, c. 340 - 325 B.C.

|Ephesos|, |Ephesos,| |Ionia,| |c.| |340| |-| |325| |B.C.||tetradrachm|
Ephesos, on the west coast of Anatolia, was one of the 12 cities of the Ionian League. It was famous for its Temple of Artemis, completed around 550 B.C., one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The usual symbols of this nature-goddess are the torch, stag, and the bee. Coins of Ephesos most frequently depict a bee on the obverse. The high-priest of the temple of Artemis was called the King Bee, while the virgin priestesses were called honey-bees (Melissae). Ephesus was one of the seven churches of Asia cited in the Book of Revelation and the Gospel of John may have been written there.
SH75181. Silver tetradrachm, Pixodarus p. 192, class H (post-hoard, cites Berlin); Traité II p. 1106, 1183; SNG Cop -; SNG Mün -; SNG Tüb -; SNGvA -; SNG Kayhan -; BMC Ionia -, aVF, well centered, die wear and breaks on the obverse, weight 15.057 g, maximum diameter 23.9 mm, die axis 0o, Ephesos mint, c. 340 - 325 B.C.; obverse bee with straight wings, E−Φ flanking head; reverse forepart of stag kneeling right, looking left, palm tree with two bunches of fruit on left, XIMAPOΣ downward on right; very rare; SOLD


Ephesos, Ionia, c. 340 - 325 B.C.

|Ephesos|, |Ephesos,| |Ionia,| |c.| |340| |-| |325| |B.C.||tetradrachm|
Ephesos, on the west coast of Anatolia, was one of the 12 cities of the Ionian League. It was famous for its Temple of Artemis, completed around 550 B.C., one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The usual symbols of this nature-goddess are the torch, stag, and the bee. Coins of Ephesos most frequently depict a bee on the obverse. The high-priest of the temple of Artemis was called the King Bee, while the virgin priestesses were called honey-bees (Melissae). Ephesus was one of the seven churches of Asia cited in the Book of Revelation and the Gospel of John may have been written there.
SH85564. Silver tetradrachm, Pixodarus p. 194, class I, note 45, O155 (post-hoard); Traité II p. 1106, 1183; SNG Cop -; SNG Mün -; SNG Tüb -; SNGvA -; SNG Kayhan -; BMC -, VF, fine style, tight flan, strike a little uneven, weight 14.995 g, maximum diameter 14.3 mm, die axis 0o, Ephesos mint, magistrate Euktitos, c. 340 - 325 B.C.; obverse bee with narrow tapering straight wings, E−Φ flanking head; reverse forepart of stag kneeling right, looking left, palm tree with two bunches of fruit on left, EYKTITOΣ downward on right; very rare; SOLD


Arados, Phoenicia, 165 - 164 B.C.

|Phoenicia|, |Arados,| |Phoenicia,| |165| |-| |164| |B.C.||drachm|
This type was issued by Arados from 172 to 111 B.C. The bee and the stag (or hind) are attributes of Artemis. Artemis was one of the most venerated ancient Greek deities. The name and the goddess herself may have been pre-Greek. In the classical period, Artemis was described as the daughter of Zeus and Leto and the twin sister of Apollo. She was the goddess of the hunt, wild animals, wilderness, childbirth, virginity and protector of young girls, bringing and relieving disease in women. In later Hellenistic times, she even assumed the ancient role of Eileithyia in aiding childbirth.
SH14412. Silver drachm, Duyrat 2747; BMC Phoenicia, 21, 155; Cohen DCA 774, HGC 10 63; SNG Cop -, EF superb specimen, weight 4.133 g, maximum diameter 17.7 mm, die axis 0o, Arados (Arwad, Syria) mint, 165 - 164 B.C.; obverse bee, EY (year 95) left, monogram right; reverse stag standing right, palm tree in background, APA∆IΩN downward on right; scarce; SOLD


Claudius, 25 January 41 - 13 October 54 A.D., Lycian League

|Roman| |Asia|, |Claudius,| |25| |January| |41| |-| |13| |October| |54| |A.D.,| |Lycian| |League||unit|
Lycia had not been a sovereign state since its defeat by the Carian King Mausolus in 362 B.C. In 168 B.C., however, the Roman Republic made Lycia an autonomous Roman protectorate governed by the Lycian League. Lycia lost its freedom when Claudius incorporated it into the Empire as a Roman province in 43 A.D. The democratic principles of the Lycian League influenced the framers of the United States Constitution.
SH68146. Bronze unit, RPC I 3346, SNG Cop -, BMC Lycia -, VF, weight 8.107 g, maximum diameter 24.3 mm, die axis 0o, Lycian League mint, early 42 - 43 A.D.; obverse TIBEPIOΣ KΛAY∆IOΣ KAIΣAP ΣEBAΣTOΣ, bare head left; reverse ΠATHP ΠATPI∆OΣ ΓEPMANKOΣ AYTOKPATΩP, Artemis standing half right, short torch in right, Nike in left, stag standing right at feet on right; ex J.S. Wagner Collection; rare; SOLD


Arados, Phoenicia, 164 - 163 B.C.

|Phoenicia|, |Arados,| |Phoenicia,| |164| |-| |163| |B.C.||drachm|
This type was issued by Arados from 172 to 111 B.C. The bee and the stag (or hind) are attributes of Artemis. Artemis was one of the most venerated ancient Greek deities. The name and the goddess herself may have been pre-Greek. In the classical period, Artemis was described as the daughter of Zeus and Leto and the twin sister of Apollo. She was the goddess of the hunt, wild animals, wilderness, childbirth, virginity and protector of young girls, bringing and relieving disease in women. In later Hellenistic times, she even assumed the ancient role of Eileithyia in aiding childbirth.
SH66831. Silver drachm, Duyrat 2761, Cohen DCA 774, HGC 10 63, SNG Cop -, BMC Phoenicia -, VF, toned, weight 4.006 g, maximum diameter 18.6 mm, die axis 0o, Arados (Arwad, Syria) mint, 164 - 163 B.C.; obverse bee, CY (year 96) left, AC monogram right; reverse stag standing right, palm tree in background, APA∆IΩN downward on right; ex CNG auction 244, lot 222; scarce; SOLD




  




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