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Magnesia ad Meandrum, Ionia

Magnesia ad Maeandrum was an inland city of Ionia, located on a small tributary of the Maeander River about 12 miles southeast of Ephesus.

Magnesia ad Maeandrum, Ionia, c. 400 - 350 B.C.

|Magnesia| |ad| |Meandrum|, |Magnesia| |ad| |Maeandrum,| |Ionia,| |c.| |400| |-| |350| |B.C.||tetartemorion|NEW
Magnesia ad Maeandrum was an inland city of Ionia, located on a small tributary of the Maeander River about 12 miles southeast of Ephesus. "..the temple of Artemis Leukophryene, which in the size of its shrine and in the number of its votive offerings is inferior to the temple at Ephesos, but in the harmony and skill shown in the structure of the sacred enclosure is far superior to it. And in size it surpasses all the sacred enclosures in Asia except two, that at Ephesos (to Artemis) and that at Didymoi (to Apollo)" -- Strabo, Geography 14. 1. 40.
GB96769. Silver tetartemorion, SNG Kayhan 399 var. (no ethnic on rev.), BMC Ionia-, SNG Cop -, SNGvA -, SNG Tüb -, SNG Mün -, Winterthur -, Klein -, Weber -, VF, toned, a little rough, small edge split, weight 0.189 g, maximum diameter 6.2 mm, die axis 0o, Magnesia ad Maeandrum (near Tekin, Turkey) mint, c. 400 - 350 B.C.; obverse head of Apollo right, hair in curls, M-A (start of ethnic) flanking neck; reverse bull butting right, ΓNH (ending of ethnic) above, maeander pattern below exergue line; scarce; $80.00 (€73.60)
 


Magnesia ad Maeandrum, Ionia, c. 160 - 150 B.C.

|Magnesia| |ad| |Meandrum|, |Magnesia| |ad| |Maeandrum,| |Ionia,| |c.| |160| |-| |150| |B.C.||stephanophoric| |tetradrachm|
The magistrate's name is written EPAΣIΠΠOΣ APIΣTEOY, with the last name in genitive, which means Erasippos was the son of Aristes.
SH27116. Silver stephanophoric tetradrachm, BMC Ionia p. 162, 36 & pl. 18, 9; SNGvA 2042; SNG Lewis 930; SNG Berry 1068; Waddington 1725; Weber III 6003; SGCV II 4485; SNG Cop -, EF, weight 17.062 g, maximum diameter 33.8 mm, die axis 0o, Magnesia ad Maeandrum (near Tekin, Turkey) mint, c. 160 - 150 B.C.; obverse bust of Artemis the Hunter wearing stephane, bow & quiver at shoulder; reverse MAΓNHTΩN / EPAΣIΠΠOΣ / APIΣTEOY, Apollo naked standing half left, left arm resting on tripod, filleted branch in right, Maeander pattern below, magistrate's name with patronymic left, all within laurel wreath; beautiful!; SOLD


Magnesia ad Maeandrum, Ionia, c. 160 - 150 B.C.

|Magnesia| |ad| |Meandrum|, |Magnesia| |ad| |Maeandrum,| |Ionia,| |c.| |160| |-| |150| |B.C.||stephanophoric| |tetradrachm|
The magistrate's name is written EPAΣIΠΠOΣ APIΣTEOY, with the last name in genitive, which means Erasippos was the son of Aristes.
SH26470. Silver stephanophoric tetradrachm, BMC Ionia p. 162, 36 & pl. 18, 9; SNGvA 2042; SNG Lewis 930; SNG Berry 1068; Waddington 1725; Weber III 6003; SGCV II 4485; SNG Cop -, Choice EF, weight 16.979 g, maximum diameter 33.2 mm, die axis 0o, Magnesia ad Maeandrum (near Tekin, Turkey) mint, c. 160 - 150 B.C.; obverse bust of Artemis the Hunter wearing stephane, bow & quiver at shoulder; reverse MAΓNHTΩN / EPAΣIΠΠOΣ / APIΣTEOY, Apollo naked standing half left, left arm resting on tripod, filleted branch in right, Maeander pattern below, magistrate's name with patronymic left, all within laurel wreath; beautiful!; SOLD







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