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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.


Macedonian Kingdom, Antigonus I Monophthalmus, 323 - 301 B.C., In the Name of Alexander the Great

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Antigonos I Monophthalmos ("the One-eyed") (382 B.C. - 301 B.C.) was a nobleman, general, and governor under Alexander the Great. Upon Alexander's death in 323 B.C., he established himself as one of the successors and declared himself King in 306 B.C. The most powerful satraps of the empire, Cassander, Seleucus, Ptolemy, and Lysimachus, answered by also proclaiming themselves kings. Antigonus found himself at war with all four, largely because his territory shared borders with all of them. He died in battle at Ipsus in 301 B.C. Antigonus' kingdom was divided up, with Seleucus I Nicator gaining the most. His son, Demetrius I Poliorcetes, took Macedon, which the family held, off and on, until it was conquered by Rome in 168 B.C. -- Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
GS88928. Silver drachm, Price 1967, Müller Alexander 790, SNG Saroglos 766, Prokesch-Osten I 371, SNG Cop -, SNG Alpha Bank -, SNG München -, VF, attractive style, toned, marks and scratches, minor die crack on reverse, weight 4.151 g, maximum diameter 17.9 mm, die axis 0o, Ionia, Magnesia ad Maeandrum (near Tekin, Turkey) mint, c. 319 - 305 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 the waist, himation around hips and legs, eagle in extended right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, right leg drawn back, AΛEΞAN∆POY downward behind, AT monogram left, MΩ monogram under throne; $160.00 (€136.00)
 


Die Münzprägung von Magnesia am Mäander in der römischen Kaiserzeit Taschenbuch

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The minting of Magnesia on the Meander in the Roman imperial times.
BK13271. Die Münzprägung von Magnesia am Mäander in der römischen Kaiserzeit Taschenbuch by Sabine Schultz, 1975, in German, 136 pages 37 plates, paperback, used, very good condition; $60.00 (€51.00)
 


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

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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







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