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Ionia

Ionia lies in central Western Anatolia (Asia Minor) on the shores of the Aegean Sea. The region is rather small and mountainous unsuited for agriculture but excellent for seafaring. Greek settlement took place in the 11th to 10th Centuries B.C. despite hostilities with the native Luwians (Indo-European people related to the Hittites and Lycians). After resisting fairly well to the Cimmerian invasion, the Ionians were gradually conquered by the Lycian Kingdom, and later by the Persian Empire. Ionia was freed by Alexander but became a contested prize for the Hellenistic kings, until the last king of Pergamum bequeathed his land to Rome. Ionia offered the world countless philosophers and men of science, and a fabulous school of art.

Oinoe, Ikaros, Islands of Ionia, c. 340 - 300 B.C.

|Other| |Ionia|, |Oinoe,| |Ikaros,| |Islands| |of| |Ionia,| |c.| |340| |-| |300| |B.C.||drachm|NEW
Oenoe or Oinoe was a small town on the northwest coast of the Ionian island of Icaria (west of Samos). During the 6th century B.C., Oenoe and the rest of Icaria became part of the sea empire of Polycrates. During the 5th century B.C., the Icarian cities of Oenoe and Thermae were members of the Athenian-dominated Delian League. During the 2nd century B.C., the island was colonized by Samos. At this time, the Tauropolion, a temple of Artemis, was built at Oenoe. Coins of the city represented Artemis and a bull.
SH96000. Silver drachm, SNGvA 8023, SNG Kayhan 627, SNG Delepierre 2670, HGC 6 1158 (R1), SNG Cop -, BMC Ionia -, gVF, beautiful style, lovely goddess, toned, centered on a tight oval flan, obverse die rust, weight 3.465 g, maximum diameter 15.9 mm, die axis 180o, Oinoe (near Kampos, Evdilos, Greece) mint, c. 340 - 300 B.C.; obverse head of Artemis Munychia slightly right, wearing necklace, quiver behind right shoulder; reverse bull butting right, OINAI in exergue; from the Errett Bishop Collection; rare; $1600.00 SALE |PRICE| $1440.00
 


Western Anatolia, c. 620 - 600 B.C., Plain Globular Type

|Archaic| |Electrum|, |Western| |Anatolia,| |c.| |620| |-| |600| |B.C.,| |Plain| |Globular| |Type||hekte|
Certificate of Authenticity issued by David R. Sear.

Unpublished! The majority of the earliest electrum issues were struck on the lighter Milesian weight standard, with hectes weighing approximately 2.35 grams. This example, however is on the heavier Phocaic standard that was used at mints such as Cyzicus, Mysia and Phocaea, Ionia.
SH85577. Electrum hekte, Phokaic standard 1/6 stater; unpublished, EF, flan cracks, weight 2.721 g, maximum diameter 8.96 mm, uncertain western Anatolia mint, c. 620 - 600 B.C.; obverse plain globular surface; reverse one small incuse square punch; extremely rare; SOLD







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