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Ancient Coins of Greece
Persian Empire, Gaza, Philistia, c. 375 - 333 B.C., Imitative of Athens

|Judaea| |&| |Palestine|, |Persian| |Empire,| |Gaza,| |Philistia,| |c.| |375| |-| |333| |B.C.,| |Imitative| |of| |Athens||hemiobol|
A Persian Period imitation of Athenian types from the Holy Land. In the past these coins were all attributed to Gaza, however, recent hoard finds indicate a mint at Ashkelon probably also struck this type. It is likely that at least several small mints struck these imitative types.
JD97404. Silver hemiobol, Gitler-Tal 4.3.V.10HO; SNG ANS 21, cf. Sofaer Gaza 7 (obol), Samaria Hoard 324 - 328 (no Θ left), VF, dark tone, die wear, weight 0.263 g, maximum diameter 6.2 mm, die axis 0o, Gaza mint, c. 375 - 333 B.C.; obverse head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet with three olive leaves over visor and a spiral palmette on the bowl, hair in parallel bands, eye in profile; reverse owl standing right, wings closed, head facing, olive spray above Θ on left, AΘE downward on right, all within incuse square; more attractive in hand than in the greatly enlarged photos, ex Goldberg Coins; rare; $250.00 (237.50)


Thessalian League, Greece, c. 146 - 100 B.C.

|Thessaly|, |Thessalian| |League,| |Greece,| |c.| |146| |-| |100| |B.C.||drachm|
The Thessalian League was a loose confederacy of city-states and tribes in the Thessalian valley in N. Greece. Philip II of Macedon took control of Thessaly in 344 B.C and it remained under Macedonia until the Roman victory in 197 B.C. The league was reestablished in 196 B.C. but had little autonomy after Thessaly became part of the province of Macedonia in 146 B.C.
GS98666. Silver drachm, BCD Thessaly II 819; SNG Cop 300; SNG Alpha Bank 293; McClean 4958; BMC Thessaly p. 4, 36; HGC 4 213 (S), VF, toned, centered on a tight flan, edge chips, weight 3.348 g, maximum diameter 17.7 mm, die axis 0o, probably struck at Larissa mint, magistrates Gauana and Poly..., c. 146 - 100 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Apollo right, ΓAYANA (magistrate) downward behind; reverse Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear with right hand, shield on her left arm, bunch of grapes outer right, ΘEΣΣA/ΛΩN in two vertical lines, upward on right, then downward on left, Π-O/Λ-Y (magistrate) in two divided lines across lower inner field; $130.00 (123.50)


Kings of Illyria, Ballaios, c. 217 - 182 B.C.

|Illyria|, |Kings| |of| |Illyria,| |Ballaios,| |c.| |217| |-| |182| |B.C.||AE| |16|NEW
Ballaeus is known only from coins. The date of his reign is probably c. 217 - 182 B.C., or earlier. His coins with the title Bασιλευς (king) come chiefly from Risano (Rhizon); those without the regal title chiefly from the island of Lesina (Pharos). These differences may indicate that Ballaios was a local dynast on Pharos before claiming royal status at Rhizon.
GB99165. Bronze AE 16, Brunsmid 31; BMC Thessaly p. 81, 1; SNG Cop 531; Vison 2; HGC 3.1 73 (S), F, porous, rough, weight 2.707 g, maximum diameter 15.6 mm, die axis 90o, Pharos mint, c. 217 - 182 B.C.; obverse bare head of Ballaios left; reverse Artemis standing half left, head left, wearing short chiton, long torch in right hand, BAΛΛ-AIOY in two upward lines, the first on the right, no symbols or monograms; very scarce; $120.00 (114.00)


Epidamnos-Dyrrhachion, Illyria, Greece, c. 275 - 270 B.C.

|Illyria|, |Epidamnos-Dyrrhachion,| |Illyria,| |Greece,| |c.| |275| |-| |270| |B.C.||drachm|NEW
Durrs is located on a flat plain along the Albanian Adriatic Sea Coast between the mouths of the Erzen and Ishm at the southeastern corner of the Adriatic Sea. Durrs was founded by Ancient Greek colonists from Corinth and Corcyra under the name of Epidamnos around the 7th century B.C. in cooperation with the local Illyrian Taulantii. Also known as Dyrrachium, Durrs developed as it became an integral part of the Roman Empire and its successor the Byzantine Empire. The Via Egnatia, the continuation of the Via Appia, started in the city and led across the interior of the Balkan Peninsula to Constantinople in the east.
GS99158. Silver drachm, cf. BMC Corinth p. 103, 32; SNG Cop 440; HGC 3.1 37; SNG Delepierre 1171 var. (Pegasos right), aVF, porosity/light corrosion, small encrustations, off center, scratches, weight 2.595 g, maximum diameter 13.9 mm, die axis 45o, Dyrrhachium (Durrs, Albania) mint, c. 275 - 270 B.C.; obverse head of Herakles right, wearing Nemean Lion skin, scalp over head, forepaws tied at neck; reverse Pegasus flying left, pointed wing, ∆PY around (∆ below), monogram above; $110.00 (104.50)


Chalkis, Euboia, Greece, c. 338 - 196 B.C.

|BCD| |Collection|, |Chalkis,| |Euboia,| |Greece,| |c.| |338| |-| |196| |B.C.||AE| |13|
Ancient Chalkis (also Khalks or Chalcis), in eastern Greece on the strait of Evripos near Athens, is today the capital of Euboea. The ancient city, inhabited by Ionians, was an important commercial and industrial center. In the 8th and 7th centuries B.C., Chalkis established colonies in Macedonia (giving its name to the peninsula of Chalcidice) and in Sicily. It was successively thereafter an Athenian, a Macedonian, and a Roman possession.
GB68841. Bronze AE 13, cf. HGC 4 1488 ff., F, weight 2.014 g, maximum diameter 12.6 mm, Chalkis mint, c. 338 - 196 B.C.; obverse diademed and draped bust of Hera facing slightly to right, diadem ornamented with discs and dangling fillets; reverse eagle flying right, carrying snake in its talons, XAΛ above, tripod (control symbol) right; ex BCD Collection with his hand-written tag noting, "Euboea, Chalcis, 3e group, trepied (47) / From the Tom Cederlind FPL [fixed price list] 107, 20 Mar 1997, no. 57, total cost $100."; $36.00 (34.20)


Chalkis, Euboia, Greece, c. 338 - 196 B.C.

|BCD| |Collection|, |Chalkis,| |Euboia,| |Greece,| |c.| |338| |-| |196| |B.C.||AE| |13|
Ancient Chalkis (also Khalks or Chalcis), in eastern Greece on the strait of Evripos near Athens, is today the capital of Euboea. The ancient city, inhabited by Ionians, was an important commercial and industrial center. In the 8th and 7th centuries B.C., Chalkis established colonies in Macedonia (giving its name to the peninsula of Chalcidice) and in Sicily. It was successively thereafter an Athenian, a Macedonian, and a Roman possession.
GB68845. Bronze AE 13, cf. HGC 4 1488 ff., Fair, weight 2.024 g, maximum diameter 13.5 mm, Chalkis mint, c. 338 - 196 B.C.; obverse diademed and draped bust of Hera facing slightly to right, diadem ornamented with discs and dangling fillets; reverse eagle flying right, carrying snake in its talons, XAΛ above, herm (control symbol) right; ex BCD Collection with his hand-written tag; $32.00 (30.40)


Chalkis, Euboia, Greece, c. 338 - 196 B.C.

|Euboia|, |Chalkis,| |Euboia,| |Greece,| |c.| |338| |-| |196| |B.C.||AE| |13|
Ancient Chalkis (also Khalks or Chalcis), in eastern Greece on the strait of Evripos near Athens, is today the capital of Euboea. The ancient city, inhabited by Ionians, was an important commercial and industrial center. In the 8th and 7th centuries B.C., Chalkis established colonies in Macedonia (giving its name to the peninsula of Chalcidice) and in Sicily. It was successively thereafter an Athenian, a Macedonian, and a Roman possession.
GB68816. Bronze AE 13, cf. HGC 4 1487 ff., aF, weight 1.859 g, maximum diameter 12.5 mm, Chalkis mint, c. 338 - 196 B.C.; obverse diademed and draped bust of Hera facing slightly to right, diadem ornamented with discs and dangling fillets; reverse eagle flying right, carrying snake in its talons, XAΛ above, uncertain control symbol right; ex BCD Collection with his handwritten tag noting, "Euboea, Chalcis / G/ni ex Central Greece, Feb 1999, SFr. 35-."; $20.00 (19.00)










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