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Byzantion, Thrace

Byzantion was founded by Greek colonists from Megara in 657 B.C. In 340 B.C., the Byzantines, with the aid of the Athenians, successfully withstood a siege by Philip of Macedon. They were, however, forced to recognize Macedonian suzerainty after surrendering without a fight to Alexander the Great in 334 B.C. The city was rebuilt as the new capital of the Roman Empire by Constantine I in 330 A.D. and renamed Constantinople. It became the capital of the Ottoman Empire when it was conquered in 1453. Today it is Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey, and the country's economic, cultural, and historical heart.

Byzantion, Thrace, 150 - 200 A.D.

|Roman| |Thrace| |&| |Black| |Sea|, |Byzantion,| |Thrace,| |150| |-| |200| |A.D.||AE| |21|
Byzantion was founded by Greek colonists from Megara in 657 B.C. The city was rebuilt as the new capital of the Roman Empire by Constantine I in 330 A.D. and renamed Constantinople. It became the capital of the Ottoman Empire when it was conquered in 1453. Today it is Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey, and the country's economic, cultural, and historical heart.
GB64032. Bronze AE 21, RPC online 3908; Schönert-Geiss Byzantion 1920 (V5/R12); SNG Cop 499; BMC Thrace p. 96, 38, VF, weight 4.023 g, maximum diameter 20.6 mm, die axis 0o, Byzantion (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, 150 - 200 A.D.; obverse draped bust of Artemis right, quiver on shoulder, bow before; reverse BVZANTIΩN (NT ligate), star within crescent with horns upward; ex Helios Numismatik auction 7 (12 Dec 2011), lot 493; SOLD


Byzantion, Thrace, 387 - 340 B.C.

|Byzantion|, |Byzantion,| |Thrace,| |387| |-| |340| |B.C.||hemidrachm|
Byzantion was founded by Greek colonists from Megara in 657 B.C. The city was rebuilt as the new capital of the Roman Empire by Constantine I in 330 A.D. and renamed Constantinople. It became the capital of the Ottoman Empire when it was conquered in 1453. Today it is Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey, and the country's economic, cultural, and historical heart.
GS79643. Silver hemidrachm, cf. SNG BM 16; SNG Cop 484; BMC Thrace p. 94, 23; SGCV I 15 (none with Σ right), VF, toned, weight 1.956 g, maximum diameter 11.8 mm, die axis 45o, Byzantion (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, 387 - 340 B.C.; obverse forepart of cow standing left on dolphin left, right foreleg raised, Π above (the first letter is an archaic form of "B" used at Byzantium); reverse ornamented trident head, Σ right; very rare variety; SOLD


Byzantion, Thrace, 2nd - 1st Century B.C., Restoration of Lysimachos' Type, Portrait of Alexander the Great

|Byzantion|, |Byzantion,| |Thrace,| |2nd| |-| |1st| |Century| |B.C.,| |Restoration| |of| |Lysimachos'| |Type,| |Portrait| |of| |Alexander| |the| |Great||tetradrachm|
GS19747. Silver tetradrachm, Müller 192, aVF, weight 15.004 g, maximum diameter 34.1 mm, die axis 0o, Byzantium (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, c. 250 - 100 B.C.; obverse diademed head of Alexander the Great wearing the horn of Ammon; reverse Athena Nikephoros enthroned left, Nike crowning name in extended right hand, left arm rests on grounded round shield decorated with Gorgoneion, transverse spear against right side, BAΣIΛEΩΣ (king) downward on right, ΛYΣIMAXOY (Lysimachos) downward on left, monogram inner left, BY on throne, trident in exergue; SOLD


Byzantion, Thrace, c. 340 - 320 B.C.

|Byzantion|, |Byzantion,| |Thrace,| |c.| |340| |-| |320| |B.C.||siglos|
GA55282. Silver siglos, Persic standard; SNG BM 21 ff.; SNG Cop 475 ff.; BMC Thrace p. 93, 1 ff.; SGCV I 1579; SNG Stancomb -, VF, toned, weight 5.192 g, maximum diameter 16.1 mm, Byzantion (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, c. 340 - 320 B.C.; obverse cow standing left on dolphin left, BY above (the first letter is an archaic form of "B" used at Byzantium); reverse square four part stippled mill-sail pattern; SOLD


Byzantion, Thrace, c. 340 - 320 B.C.

|Byzantion|, |Byzantion,| |Thrace,| |c.| |340| |-| |320| |B.C.||hemidrachm|
In 340 B.C., the Byzantines, with the aid of the Athenians, successfully withstood a siege by Philip of Macedon. They were, however, forced to recognize Macedonian suzerainty after surrendering without a fight to Alexander the Great in 334 B.C.
GA59528. Silver hemidrachm, SNG Cop 479, SNG Stancomb 2, SNG BM 36, Dewing 1282, VF, toned, weight 2.539 g, maximum diameter 15.4 mm, die axis 0o, Byzantion (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, c. 340 - 320 B.C.; obverse BY (archaic B similar to Π or Γ), cow walking left, dolphin left below; reverse quadripartite stippled incuse punch; SOLD


Byzantion, Thrace, 1st Century B.C.,

|Byzantion|, |Byzantion,| |Thrace,| |1st| |Century| |B.C.,||AE| |18|
RP55234. Bronze AE 18, SNG Cop 498, BMC Thrace p. 96, 39; SNG Stancomb -; SNG BM -, aVF, light scratches, weight 3.227 g, maximum diameter 18.2 mm, die axis 0o, Byzantium (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, c. 222 - 228 A.D.; obverse draped bust of Artemis right; quiver in front, bow behind; reverse BYZANTIΩN, crescent and star; rare; SOLD


Byzantion, Thrace, 2nd Century A.D., Brockage

|Byzantion|, |Byzantion,| |Thrace,| |2nd| |Century| |A.D.,| |Brockage||AE| |18|
A brockage occurs when a blank is struck with a previously struck coin which adhered to the opposite die. Click here to read a detailed explanation.
GB58974. Bronze AE 18, SNG Cop 498 ff., aVF, weight 4.351 g, maximum diameter 18.2 mm, Byzantion (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, 2nd century A.D.; obverse draped bust of Artemis right, bow before, quiver on shoulder; reverse incuse of the obverse; SOLD


Byzantium, Thrace, 2nd - 3rd Century A.D.

|Byzantion|, |Byzantium,| |Thrace,| |2nd| |-| |3rd| |Century| |A.D.||AE| |21|
This pseudo-autonomous type was struck under Roman rule.
RP72664. Brass AE 21, Lindgren II 767 (this coin); Schönert-Geiss Byzantion p. 148 and pI. 130, 2108 (V14/R31); SNG Cop 501; BMC Thrace p. 97, 44, VF, full circles strike, attractive style, center dimples, weight 6.515 g, maximum diameter 21.2 mm, die axis 0o, Byzantion (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, 2nd - 3rd century A.D.; obverse head of Dionysos right, long hair, crowned with ivy wreath; reverse BYZANTIΩN, bunch of grapes on branch with lateral vines; ex Roger Liles Collection; ex Henry Clay Lindgren Collection and Lindgren II plate coin; scarce; SOLD


Byzantion, Thrace, c. 416 - 357 B.C.

|Byzantion|, |Byzantion,| |Thrace,| |c.| |416| |-| |357| |B.C.||1/4| |siglos|
In 340 B.C., the Byzantines, with the aid of the Athenians, successfully withstood a siege by Philip of Macedon. They were, however, forced to recognize Macedonian suzerainty after surrendering without a fight to Alexander the Great in 334 B.C.
GA62508. Silver 1/4 siglos, SNG Cop 480, SNG BM 18, gVF, weight 1.192 g, maximum diameter 10.2 mm, die axis 0o, Byzantion (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, obverse BY (archaic B similar to Π or Γ), cow walking left, dolphin left below; reverse incuse mill-sail punch; SOLD


Byzantion, Thrace, c. 340 - 320 B.C.

|Byzantion|, |Byzantion,| |Thrace,| |c.| |340| |-| |320| |B.C.||half| |siglos|
In 340 B.C., the Byzantines, with the aid of the Athenians, successfully withstood a siege by Philip of Macedon. They were, however, forced to recognize Macedonian suzerainty after surrendering without a fight to Alexander the Great in 334 B.C.
GA92185. Silver half siglos, SNG Cop 479, SNG Stancomb 2, SNG BM 36, Dewing 1282, VF, well centered, uneven toning, tiny edge crack edge, weight 2.437 g, maximum diameter 13.4 mm, Byzantion (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, c. 340 - 320 B.C.; obverse BY (archaic B similar to Π or Γ), cow walking left, dolphin left below; reverse quadripartite stippled mill-sail incuse punch; SOLD


Byzantion, Thrace, c. 340 - 320 B.C.

|Byzantion|, |Byzantion,| |Thrace,| |c.| |340| |-| |320| |B.C.||siglos| |or| |drachm|
Byzantion was founded by Greek colonists from Megara in 657 B.C. The city was rebuilt as the new capital of the Roman Empire by Constantine I in 330 A.D. and renamed Constantinople. It became the capital of the Ottoman Empire when it was conquered in 1453. Today it is Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey, and the country's economic, cultural, and historical heart.
GA97276. Silver siglos or drachm, Persic standard; Schönert-Geiss Byzantion 1 ff.; SNG Black Sea 21 ff.; SNG Cop 475 ff.; BMC Thrace p. 93, 1 ff.; HGC 3.2 1389; SNG Stancomb -, VF, lightly toned, bankers' marks on reveres, tight flan, scrapes on obverse, small edge split, tiny test cut, weight 5.271 g, maximum diameter 16.3 mm, Byzantion (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, c. 340 - 320 B.C.; obverse cow standing left on dolphin left, BY above (the first letter is an archaic Greek form of "B" used at Byzantium); reverse square four part stippled mill-sail pattern; ex Numismatik Naumann auction 86 (20 Feb 2020), lot 61; SOLD


Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander the Great, 336 - 323 B.C., Byzantium Countermark

|Alexander| |the| |Great|, |Macedonian| |Kingdom,| |Alexander| |the| |Great,| |336| |-| |323| |B.C.,| |Byzantium| |Countermark||drachm|
The Π in the countermark is a local archaic form of the letter B used at Byzantium. David Sear notes, "at this time [when the counter mark was applied after c. 280 B.C.], the Byzantines were subject to continual threats by Gaulish invaders, who were bought off by the payment of huge annual tributes. The impoverished city had to resort to countermarking foreign coins in place of a proper currency."
GS58875. Silver drachm, Price 1499, c/m: SGCV 1585 (Byzantium, after c. 280 B.C.), F, test cut, weight 4.094 g, maximum diameter 18.4 mm, die axis 0o, Troas, Abydos(?) mint, lifetime issue, c. 328 - 323 B.C.; obverse Herakles head right wearing Nemean lion scalp headdress, countermark: ΠY ligature over prow right within circular punch; reverse AΛEΞAN∆POY, Zeus Aëtophoros enthroned left, nude to the waist, himation around hips and legs, eagle in extended right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, Ξ below throne, male in chlamys standing left on left; SOLD


Byzantion, Thrace, c. 240 - 220 B.C.

|Byzantion|, |Byzantion,| |Thrace,| |c.| |240| |-| |220| |B.C.||AE| |21|
Byzantion was founded by Greek colonists from Megara in 657 B.C. The city was rebuilt as the new capital of the Roman Empire by Constantine I in 330 A.D. and renamed Constantinople. It became the capital of the Ottoman Empire when it was conquered in 1453. Today it is Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey, and the country's economic, cultural, and historical heart.
GB89852. Bronze AE 21, Schönert-Geiss Byzantion 1044 ff.; BMC Thrace p. 96, 32; SNG Cop 490, SNG BM 63, Lindgren II 762, VF, well centered on a tight flan mottled green patina, weight 5.354 g, maximum diameter 20.6 mm, die axis 0o, Byzantion (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, c. 240 - 220 B.C.; obverse head of Poseidon right, wearing taenia; reverse trident head, shank flanked on each side by a stylized dolphin with head upward, ligated ΠV (archaic Byzantion monogram) and EΠI downward on right, ∆IOΣKOYP downward on left; SOLD


Byzantion, Thrace, c. 340 - 320 B.C.

|Byzantion|, |Byzantion,| |Thrace,| |c.| |340| |-| |320| |B.C.||siglos|
Byzantion was founded by Greek colonists from Megara in 657 B.C. The city was rebuilt as the new capital of the Roman Empire by Constantine I in 330 A.D. and renamed Constantinople. It became the capital of the Ottoman Empire when it was conquered in 1453. Today it is Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey, and the country's economic, cultural, and historical heart.
GA95320. Silver siglos, Persic standard; SNG BM 21 ff.; SNG Cop 475 ff.; BMC Thrace p. 93, 1 ff.; SGCV I 1579; SNG Stancomb -, VF, toned, light marks, weight 5.011 g, maximum diameter 15.8 mm, Byzantion (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, c. 340 - 320 B.C.; obverse cow standing left on dolphin left, BV above (the first letter is an archaic form of "B" used at Byzantium); reverse square four part stippled mill-sail pattern; ex CNG e-auction 373 (20 Apr 2016), lot 29; ex J. Eric Engstrom Collection; SOLD


Byzantion, Thrace, c. 340 - 320 B.C.

|Byzantion|, |Byzantion,| |Thrace,| |c.| |340| |-| |320| |B.C.||hemidrachm|
In 340 B.C., the Byzantines, with the aid of the Athenians, successfully withstood a siege by Philip of Macedon. They were, however, forced to recognize Macedonian suzerainty after surrendering without a fight to Alexander the Great in 334 B.C.
GS95925. Silver hemidrachm, Schönert-Geiss 236 ff.; SNG Cop 479; SNG Stancomb 2; SNG BM 36; Dewing 1282; HGC 3.2 1390; BMC Thrace p. 93, 1 ff., F, toned, well obverse well centered, reverse off center, weight 2.003 g, maximum diameter 13.8 mm, Byzantion (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, c. 340 - 320 B.C.; obverse cow walking left, BY (archaic form of B similar to Π or Γ) dolphin left below; reverse quadripartite mill-sail stippled incuse punch; from the Errett Bishop Collection; SOLD


Byzantion, Thrace, 387 - 340 B.C.

|Byzantion|, |Byzantion,| |Thrace,| |387| |-| |340| |B.C.||hemidrachm|
Byzantion was founded by Greek colonists from Megara in 657 B.C. The city was rebuilt as the new capital of the Roman Empire by Constantine I in 330 A.D. and renamed Constantinople. It became the capital of the Ottoman Empire when it was conquered in 1453. Today it is Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey, and the country's economic, cultural, and historical heart.
GS64359. Silver hemidrachm, Schönert-Geiss Byzantion 778; SNG BM 17; Klein 88; SNG Cop 484 var. (monogram); BMC Thrace p. 94, 23 var. (same), SGCV I 158, VF, weight 1.933 g, maximum diameter 10.9 mm, die axis 0o, Byzantion (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, 387 - 340 B.C.; obverse forepart of cow standing left on dolphin left, right foreleg raised, BY above (the first letter is an archaic form of "B" used at Byzantium), monogram under foreleg; reverse ornamented trident head; SOLD


Byzantium, Thrace, 230 - 100 B.C.

|Byzantion|, |Byzantium,| |Thrace,| |230| |-| |100| |B.C.||AE| |29|
Byzantion was founded by Greek colonists from Megara in 657 B.C. The city was rebuilt as the new capital of the Roman Empire by Constantine I in 330 A.D. and renamed Constantinople. It became the capital of the Ottoman Empire when it was conquered in 1453. Today it is Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey, and the country's economic, cultural, and historical heart.
GB86390. Bronze AE 29, Schönert-Geiss 1160 (V33/R37, same countermarks); SNG Cop -; SNG Stancomb -; SNG BM Black Sea -; BMC Thrace -;, F, green patina, scratches; countermarks: F, weight 7.467 g, maximum diameter 28.7 mm, die axis 0o, Byzantium (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, obverse Demeter head right, wearing veil and grain wreath; countermark: bunch of of grapes; reverse cornucopia, BYZANTIΩN, downward on right, EΠI MENEKP (magistrate) on left; countermark: dolphin in a round punch; SOLD


Byzantium, Thrace, 230 - 100 B.C.

|Byzantion|, |Byzantium,| |Thrace,| |230| |-| |100| |B.C.||AE| |22|
CM40442. Bronze AE 22, SNG Cop 493 (same countermarks); BMC Thrace p. 96, 34, VF, weight 10.027 g, maximum diameter 21.8 mm, die axis 0o, Byzantium (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, obverse Demeter veiled head right, wearing corn wreath, countermark of grapes with tendrils forming monogram on cheek; reverse BYIANTIWN, Cornucopia, EΠI ΘPAΣΨΛ (magistrate) on left; oval countermark of dolphin, second countermark of spear head over dolphin; SOLD


Byzantion, Thrace, 1st Century B.C.,

|Byzantion|, |Byzantion,| |Thrace,| |1st| |Century| |B.C.,||AE| |19|
There are peculiarities about these crescent and star reverse types that are difficult to understand. First, the crescents are almost always depicted with the horns up. The moon is never seen this way in the sky. Also, in the sky, stars are never visible within the horns of the crescent moon because there they would be behind the shadowed yet solid and opaque orb.
RP72667. Brass AE 19, Lindgren II 766 (this coin); Schönert-Geiss Byzantion 1944 (V14/R32); SNG Cop 499; BMC Thrace p. 96, 39; SNG Stancomb -; SNG BM -, VF, weight 3.943 g, maximum diameter 18.5 mm, die axis 225o, Byzantium (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, c. 222 - 228 A.D.; obverse draped bust of Artemis right; quiver behind, bow before; reverse BYZANTIΩN, star with eight points above and within crescent with horns up; ex Roger Liles Collection; ex Henry Clay Lindgren Collection; rare; SOLD


Byzantium, Thrace, 230 - 100 B.C.

|Byzantion|, |Byzantium,| |Thrace,| |230| |-| |100| |B.C.||AE| |20|
A pseudo-autonomous issue under Roman rule.
RP51399. Bronze AE 20, SNG Cop 501; BMC Thrace p. 97, 47, VF, some encrustation, weight 5.876 g, maximum diameter 20.4 mm, die axis 0o, Byzantium (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, obverse head of Dionysos right, wearing ivy wreath; reverse BYZANTIΩN, bunch of grapes; scarce; SOLD


Byzantion, Thrace, 387 - 340 B.C.

|Byzantion|, |Byzantion,| |Thrace,| |387| |-| |340| |B.C.||hemidrachm|
Byzantion was founded by Greek colonists from Megara in 657 B.C. The city was rebuilt as the new capital of the Roman Empire by Constantine I in 330 A.D. and renamed Constantinople. It became the capital of the Ottoman Empire when it was conquered in 1453. Today it is Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey, and the country's economic, cultural, and historical heart.
GS95924. Silver hemidrachm, cf. Schönert-Geiss Byzantion 773 ff.; SNG BM 17; SNG Cop 484; BMC Thrace p. 94, 22, F, toned, tight flan, edge split, perhaps overstruck, weight 1.967 g, maximum diameter 11.6 mm, die axis 270o, Byzantion (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, 387 - 340 B.C.; obverse forepart of cow standing left on dolphin left, right foreleg raised, BY above (the first letter is an archaic form of "B" used at Byzantium), monogram under foreleg; reverse ornamented trident head; from the Errett Bishop Collection; SOLD


Byzantion, Thrace, 387 - 340 B.C.

|Byzantion|, |Byzantion,| |Thrace,| |387| |-| |340| |B.C.||hemidrachm|
Byzantion was founded by Greek colonists from Megara in 657 B.C. The city was rebuilt as the new capital of the Roman Empire by Constantine I in 330 A.D. and renamed Constantinople. It became the capital of the Ottoman Empire when it was conquered in 1453. Today it is Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey, and the country's economic, cultural, and historical heart.
GS65768. Silver hemidrachm, Schönert-Geiss Byzantion 815; SNG BM 16 ff. var. (monogram); Klein 88; SNG Cop 484 var. (monogram); BMC Thrace p. 94, 23 var. (same), SGCV I 15, F, encrustations, struck with damaged obverse die, weight 1.834 g, maximum diameter 12.7 mm, die axis 225o, Byzantion (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, 387 - 340 B.C.; obverse forepart of cow standing left on dolphin left, right foreleg raised, BY above (the first letter is an archaic form of "B" used at Byzantium), monogram under foreleg; reverse ornamented trident head; SOLD


Byzantion, Thrace, 387 - 340 B.C.

|Byzantion|, |Byzantion,| |Thrace,| |387| |-| |340| |B.C.||hemidrachm|
GA17174. Silver hemidrachm, Rhodian standard; SNG BM 12 ff.; SGCV I 1583; BMC Thrace p. 94, 23, aVF, uneven strike, weight 1.886 g, maximum diameter 11.6 mm, die axis 180o, Byzantion (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, 387 - 340 B.C.; obverse forepart of cow standing left on dolphin left, BY above (the first letter is an archaic form of "B" used at Byzantium); reverse ornamented trident head; SOLD


Byzantion, Thrace, c. 240 - 220 B.C.

|Byzantion|, |Byzantion,| |Thrace,| |c.| |240| |-| |220| |B.C.||AE| |22|
Byzantion was founded by Greek colonists from Megara in 657 B.C. The city was rebuilt as the new capital of the Roman Empire by Constantine I in 330 A.D. and renamed Constantinople. It became the capital of the Ottoman Empire when it was conquered in 1453. Today it is Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey, and the country's economic, cultural, and historical heart.
GB72668. Bronze AE 22, Lindgren II 762 (this coin), Schönert-Geiss Byzantion 1044 ff.; BMC Thrace p. 96, 32; SNG Cop 490, SNG BM 63, aVF, weight 4.996 g, maximum diameter 22.3 mm, die axis 0o, Byzantion (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, c. 240 - 220 B.C.; obverse head of Poseidon right, wearing taenia; reverse trident head, shank flanked on each side by a stylized dolphin with head upward, ligated ΠV (archaic Byzantion monogram) and EΠI downward on right, ∆IOΣKOYP downward on left; ex Roger Liles Collection; ex Henry Clay Lindgren Collection; SOLD


|Byzantion|, |Severus| |Alexander,| |13| |March| |222| |-| |March| |235| |A.D.,| |Byzantion,| |Thrace||AE| |25|
RP25233. Bronze AE 25, Varbanov II 1934, F, weight 7.887 g, maximum diameter 24.7 mm, die axis 0o, Byzantium (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, c. 222 - 228 A.D.; obverse AYT K M AYP CEY AΛEZAN∆POC AYΓ, laureate and draped bust right, from behind; reverse EΠ ΦPONTΩNOC BYZANTIΩN, Nike standing facing, wreath in right hand, palm frond in left; SOLD


Byzantion, Thrace, Mid 4th - 3rd Century B.C.

|Byzantion|, |Byzantion,| |Thrace,| |Mid| |4th| |-| |3rd| |Century| |B.C.||AE| |15|
BB00785. Bronze AE 15, SNG BM 49 - 50, SGCV I 1591, aF, weight 3.7 g, maximum diameter 15.2 mm, die axis 0o, Byzantion (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, Middle 4th - 3rd century B.C.; obverse cow standing left on dolphin left, BY above (the first letter is an archaic form of "B" used at Byzantium); reverse trident between two dolphins; SOLD


Byzantion, Thrace, c. 340 - 320 B.C.

|Byzantion|, |Byzantion,| |Thrace,| |c.| |340| |-| |320| |B.C.||1/10| |siglos|
GA16350. Silver 1/10 siglos, Persic standard; SNG BM 43 ff., VF, weight 1.068 g, maximum diameter 11.3 mm, Byzantion (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, c. 340 - 320 B.C.; obverse cow standing left on dolphin left, BY above (the first letter is an archaic form of "B" used at Byzantium); reverse square four part stippled mill-sail pattern; SOLD


Severus Alexander, 13 March 222 - March 235 A.D., Caesarea, Cappadocia

|Severus| |Alexander|, |Severus| |Alexander,| |13| |March| |222| |-| |March| |235| |A.D.,| |Caesarea,| |Cappadocia||AE| |25|
Mount Erciyes (Argaios to the Greeks, Argaeus to the Romans) is a massive stratovolcano 25 km to the south of Kayseri (ancient Caesarea) in Turkey. The highest mountain in central Anatolia, with its summit reaching 3,916 meters (12,848 ft). It may have erupted as recently as 253 B.C. Strabo wrote that the summit was never free from snow and that those few who ascended it reported seeing both the Black Sea to the north and the Mediterranean Sea to the south in days with a clear sky.
RP94232. Bronze AE 25, RPC II Online 6783 (31 spec.), Sydenham Caesarea 557, BMC Cappadocia -, SNG Cop -, aF, centered, porous, weight 7.143 g, maximum diameter 24.4 mm, die axis 0o, Caesarea mint, 224 - 225 A.D.; obverse AVK CEOVH AΛEΞAN, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse MHTPOΠ KAICAPIA, agalma of Mount Argaeus on altar, ET∆ (year 4) in exergue; SOLD


Byzantion, Thrace, 2nd - 1st Century B.C., Restoration of Lysimachos' Type, Portrait of Alexander the Great

|Byzantion|, |Byzantion,| |Thrace,| |2nd| |-| |1st| |Century| |B.C.,| |Restoration| |of| |Lysimachos'| |Type,| |Portrait| |of| |Alexander| |the| |Great||tetradrachm|
In the years following his death Alexander the Great came to be the subject of cult worship throughout the Mediterranean basin. His corpse was appropriated by Ptolemy I who transported it to Egypt, initially interring it at Memphis, then to a mausoleum and center of worship in Alexandria. It survived until the 4th century A.D. when Theodosius banned paganism, only to disappear without trace.
SH48376. Silver tetradrachm, Müller 199, SNG Cop -, Choice EF, weight 16.940 g, maximum diameter 37.1 mm, die axis 0o, Byzantium (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, c. 2nd - 1st Centuries B.C.; obverse diademed head of Alexander the Great wearing the horn of Ammon; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY, Athena enthroned left, left arm on shield decorated with Gorgoneion, transverse spear against right side, Nike crowning name in right, monogram left, BY on throne, trident in exergue; superb detail; SOLD


Byzantion, Thrace, c. 210 - 195 B.C., Restoration of Lysimachos' Type

|Byzantion|, |Byzantion,| |Thrace,| |c.| |210| |-| |195| |B.C.,| |Restoration| |of| |Lysimachos'| |Type||tetradrachm|
In the years following his death Alexander the Great came to be the subject of cult worship throughout the Mediterranean basin. His corpse was appropriated by Ptolemy I who transported it to Egypt, initially interring it at Memphis, then to a mausoleum and center of worship in Alexandria. It survived until the 4th century A.D. when Theodosius banned paganism, only to disappear without trace.
SH71721. Silver tetradrachm, SNG Berry 411 (same dies), Müller 142 - 146 var. (monogram), Thompson -, SNG Cop -, Meydancikkale -, Armenak -, Arslan-Lightfoot -, Black Sea Hoard -, aEF, a few weak areas, weight 16.731 g, maximum diameter 30.2 mm, die axis 0o, Byzantion (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, c. 210 - 195 B.C.; obverse diademed head of Alexander the Great wearing the horn of Ammon; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY, Athena enthroned left, left arm on shield decorated with Gorgoneion, transverse spear against right side, Nike crowning name in right, monogram left, BY on throne; rare; SOLD


Kingdom of Thrace, Lysimachos, 305 - 281 B.C., Portrait of Alexander the Great

|Kingdom| |of| |Thrace|, |Kingdom| |of| |Thrace,| |Lysimachos,| |305| |-| |281| |B.C.,| |Portrait| |of| |Alexander| |the| |Great||stater|
Lysimachus, one of Alexander the Great's personal bodyguards, was appointed strategos (general) in Thrace and Chersonesos after Alexander's death. He became one of the diadochi (successors of Alexander) who were initially generals and governors, but who continuously allied and warred with each other and eventually divided the empire. In 309, he founded his capital Lysimachia in a commanding situation on the neck connecting the Chersonesos with the mainland. In 306, he followed the example of Antigonus in taking the title of king, ruling Thrace, Asia Minor and Macedonia. In 281, he was killed in battle against Seleucus, another successor of Alexander.
SH68237. Gold stater, Thompson -, Müller -, SNG -; unpublished in major references but a few know to Forum from auctions, gVF, attractively centered, weight 8.509 g, maximum diameter 20.6 mm, die axis 0o, uncertain (probably Byzantion) mint, posthumous, 250 - 220 B.C.; obverse diademed head of Alexander the Great right wearing the horn of Ammon; reverse Athena Nikephoros enthroned left, Nike crowning name in extended right hand, left arm rests on grounded round shield decorated with Gorgoneion, transverse spear against right side, BAΣIΛEΩΣ (king) downward on right, ΛYΣIMAXOY (Lysimachos) downward on left, lion head left to outer left, plain trident below; rare; SOLD




  




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