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Chicken Cocks and Hens on Ancient Coins
Ionia, c. 600 - 550 B.C.

|Archaic| |Electrum|, |Ionia,| |c.| |600| |-| |550| |B.C.||1/24| |stater|
The referenced Triton XIV coin is similar, but from different dies, and the only other coin of this type known to Forum.
SH84465. Electrum 1/24 stater, Unpublished in references; Classical Numismatic Group, Triton XIV (4 Jan 2011), lot 309 ($1800 plus fees), VF, well centered on a tight flan, edge cracks, weight 0.630 g, maximum diameter 7.1 mm, Ionia, uncertain mint, c. 600 - 550 B.C.; obverse cock standing left; reverse quadripartite incuse square punch; extremely rare; SOLD


Mytilene, Lesbos, c. 521 - 478 B.C.

|Lesbos|, |Mytilene,| |Lesbos,| |c.| |521| |-| |478| |B.C.||hekte|
Mytilene on the southeast edge of Lesbos, opposite the mainland, was founded about 1054 B.C. It was initially confined to a small island just offshore that later was joined to Lesbos, creating a north and south harbor. In the 7th century B.C., Mytilene successfully contested for the leadership of Lesbos with Methymna, on the north side of the island. Mytilene became the center of the island's prosperous eastern hinterland.
SH46446. Electrum hekte, Bodenstedt 18, SNGvA 1689, VF, weight 2.447 g, maximum diameter 10.3 mm, die axis 0o, Mytilene mint, c. 521 - 478 B.C.; obverse ram's head right, cock below; reverse incuse head of Herakles left, wearing lion-skin headdress, quadripartite punch behind, club below; SOLD


Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander the Great, 336 - 323 B.C., Struck by Antipater

|Alexander| |the| |Great|, |Macedonian| |Kingdom,| |Alexander| |the| |Great,| |336| |-| |323| |B.C.,| |Struck| |by| |Antipater||tetradrachm|
Struck under at Amphipolis under Antipater, c. 325-323/2 B.C., most likely during the lifetime and rule of Alexander the Great. When Alexander the Great set out on his Asiatic expedition in 334 B.C., Antipater was left behind as regent in Macedonia and strategos of Europe. After Alexander died, the regent, Perdiccas, left Antipater in control of Greece.
GS86196. Silver tetradrachm, Price 79, Troxell Studies E3, Müller Alexander 392, SNG Cop 677, SNG Munchen 258, SNG Alpha Bank 478, Demanhur 792,, VF, well centered on a tight flan, coppery areas, bumps and scratches, weight 16.739 g, maximum diameter 26.3 mm, die axis 30o, Macedonia, Amphipolis mint, c. 325 - 323/2 B.C.; obverse head of Herakles right, wearing Nemean Lion skin, scalp over head, forepaws tied at neck; reverse Zeus Aëtophoros seated left on throne without back, nude to waist, himation around hips and legs, right foot forward (archaic lifetime style), eagle in extended right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, cock standing left in left field, AΛEΞAN∆POY downward on right; SOLD


Methymna, Lesbos, c. 500 - 460 B.C.

|Lesbos|, |Methymna,| |Lesbos,| |c.| |500| |-| |460| |B.C.||hemiobol|
Methymna, the prosperous second city of Lesbos, was, According to myth, named after a daughter of Lesbos, the patron god of the island, and Macar, the island's first king. Methymna had a long-standing rivalry with Mytilene and sided with Athens during the Mytilenaean revolt in 428 B.C. All the other cities of Lesbos sided with Mytilene. After Athenians put down the revolt, only Methymna was spared from being made a cleruchy. After 427, Methymna and Chios were the only members of the Delian League to remain self-governing and exempt from tribute, indicating a privileged position within the Athenian Empire. Methymna was briefly captured by the Spartans in summer 412, but quickly retaken by the Athenians. When the Spartan Kallikratidas besieged Methymna in 406, the city stayed loyal to its Athenian garrison and held out until it was betrayed by several traitors.
GA89032. Silver hemiobol, HGC 6 893 (R2), Franke Methymna -, SNG Cop -, SNGvA -, SNG Kayhan -, Traité -, Klein -, Rosen -, BMC Troas -, Mitchiner ATAC -, VF, well centered, toned, etched surfaces, weight 0.287 g, maximum diameter 6.9 mm, die axis 180o, Methymna mint, c. 500/480 - 460 B.C.; obverse head of Nymph right, hair bound in sakkos; reverse chicken hen standing right, MAΘ above, square dotted frame, all within incuse square; very rare; SOLD


Corinth, Corinthia, Greece, c. 375 - 300 B.C.

|Corinth|, |Corinth,| |Corinthia,| |Greece,| |c.| |375| |-| |300| |B.C.||stater|
Corinth, on the Isthmus of Corinth about halfway between Athens and Sparta, was the largest city and richest port in ancient Greece. It was known as a "wild" city." At the Temple of Aphrodite, 1000 sacred prostitutes served the wealthy and powerful merchants and officials living in or visiting the city. Korinthiazomai was a Greek word for fornicate.
SH68455. Silver stater, Pegasi I 377; BMC Corinth p. 44, 379; Ravel 1057; BCD Korinth 122 var. (N below cap and hair); SNG Cop -, F, struck with damaged obverse die (wing tip), toned, weight 8.089 g, maximum diameter 20.4 mm, die axis 90o, Corinth mint, c. 375 - 300 B.C.; obverse Pegasos flying right, pointed wings, koppa below; reverse head of Athena (or Aphrodite) right in Corinthian helmet over a leather cap, N and cock's head behind; SOLD


Taras, Calabria, Italy, c. 272 - 235 B.C.

|Italy|, |Taras,| |Calabria,| |Italy,| |c.| |272| |-| |235| |B.C.||nomos|
Taras, the only Spartan colony, was founded in 706 B.C. The founders were Partheniae ("sons of virgins"), sons of unmarried Spartan women and Perioeci (free men, but not citizens of Sparta). These out-of-wedlock unions were permitted to increase the prospective number of soldiers (only the citizens could be soldiers) during the bloody Messenian wars. Later, however, when they were no longer needed, their citizenship was retroactively nul|lified and the sons were obliged to leave Greece forever. Their leader, Phalanthus, consulted the oracle at Delphi and was told to make the harbor of Taranto their home. They named the city Taras after the son of Poseidon, and of a local nymph, Satyrion. The reverse depicts Taras being saved from a shipwreck by a dolphin sent to him by Poseidon. This symbol of the ancient Greek city is still the symbol of modern Taranto today.
GI95917. Silver nomos, Vlasto 849; SNG ANS 1173; SNG Cop 918; SNG BnF 810; BMC Italy p. 180, 156; HN Italy 1024; HGC Italy -, Choice F, well centered, toned, die wear, small edge cracks, weight 6.126 g, maximum diameter 20.0 mm, die axis 0o, Taras (Taranto, Italy) mint, c. 272 - 235 B.C.; obverse horseman advancing left, crowning horse with wreath, ∆I (control) above right, ΦIΛΩ/TAC (Philotas) magistrates name in two lines below horse's belly; reverse Taras riding dolphin left, kantharos in right hand, distaff in left left hand, rooster standing left (control) in upper right field, TAPAΣ below; from the Errett Bishop Collection; scarce; SOLD


Archaic Greek, Terracotta Cock

|Greek| |Antiquities|, |Archaic| |Greek,| |Terracotta| |Cock|
From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.
AT34409. 10 cm (4") high, cream terracotta; head of cock with crested head, large eyes and cylindrical beak, Choice, with black base stand; of great rarity; SOLD


Methymna, Lesbos, c. 500 - 460 B.C.

|Lesbos|, |Methymna,| |Lesbos,| |c.| |500| |-| |460| |B.C.||hemiobol|
Methymna, the prosperous second city of Lesbos, was, According to myth, named after a daughter of Lesbos, the patron god of the island, and Macar, the island's first king. Methymna had a long-standing rivalry with Mytilene and sided with Athens during the Mytilenaean revolt in 428 B.C. All the other cities of Lesbos sided with Mytilene. After Athenians put down the revolt, only Methymna was spared from being made a cleruchy. After 427, Methymna and Chios were the only members of the Delian League to remain self-governing and exempt from tribute, indicating a privileged position within the Athenian Empire. Methymna was briefly captured by the Spartans in summer 412, but quickly retaken by the Athenians. When the Spartan Kallikratidas besieged Methymna in 406, the city stayed loyal to its Athenian garrison and held out until it was betrayed by several traitors.
GA39308. Silver hemiobol, HGC 6 893 (R2), Franke Methymna -, SNG Cop -, SNGvA -, SNG Kayhan -, Traité -, Klein -, Rosen -, BMC Troas -, Mitchiner ATAC -, VF, weight 0.278 g, maximum diameter 7.2 mm, Methymna mint, c. 500/480 - 460 B.C.; obverse head of Nymph right, hair bound in sakkos; reverse chicken hen standing right, MAΘ above, square dotted frame, all within incuse square; very rare; SOLD


Persian Empire, Dynasts of Lycia, Uncertain Dynast, c. 5th Century B.C.

|Lycia|, |Persian| |Empire,| |Dynasts| |of| |Lycia,| |Uncertain| |Dynast,| |c.| |5th| |Century| |B.C.||hemidrachm|
SH82318. Silver hemidrachm, SNGvA -, BMC Lycia -, Rosen -, Klein -, SNG Kayhan -, SNG Cop -, aVF, weight 1.798 g, maximum diameter 13.2 mm, die axis 90o, obverse forepart of winged animal (cock?) right; reverse forepart of man-faced bull right within dotted frame and incuse square; extremely rare; SOLD


Dikaia, Thrace, c. 492 - 475 B.C.

|Other| |Thrace| |&| |Moesia|, |Dikaia,| |Thrace,| |c.| |492| |-| |475| |B.C.||drachm|
Dikaia was located in Thrace, in the region between the river Nestos and the river Hebros.
GA63565. Silver drachm, Schönert-Geiss Bisanthe 28 (V1/R1), SNG Cop 552 (same dies), Traité II 1795 (different dies, Selymbria), F, toned, weight 3.170 g, maximum diameter 15.8 mm, die axis 180o, Dikaia mint, 480 - 450 B.C.; obverse Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress; reverse rooster standing right dotted, square border, all within shallow incuse square; rare; SOLD




  




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