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Ancient Greek Coins from Thrace and Moesia
Roman Empire, 9 Provincial Bronzes From Balkan Region, 193 - 253 A.D.

|Multiple| |Coin| |Lots|, |Roman| |Empire,| |9| |Provincial| |Bronzes| |From| |Balkan| |Region,| |193| |-| |253| |A.D.||Lot|
The following is from Moneta Numismatic Services tags and is not verified by FORVM:
1) Septimius Severus, AE17, 2.45g, Nikopolis, Moesia Inferior, Juno, VF.
2) Macrinus and Diadumenian, AE27, 12.85g, Marcianopolis, Moesia Inferior, Confronting heads. / Hermes standing. Varbanov 1192, F.
3) Caracalla, AE17, 2.63g, Nikopolis, Moesia Inferior, Tripod, VF.
4) Elagabalus, AE16, 3.13g, Nikopolis, Moesia Inferior, Grape bunch, F.
5) Elagabalus and Julia Maesa, AE26, 11.05g, Marcianopolis, Moesia Inferior, Tyche standing, F.
6) Elagabalus, AE15, 2.14g, Nikopolis, Moesia Inferior, Lion walking right, AMNG I 229, F.
7) Gordian III, AE18, 2.71g, Nicaea, Bithynia, Three military standards. SNG Cop 526, VF.
8) Trajan Decius, AE27,13.08g, Viminacium, Moesia Superior, Moesia standing between bull and lion, AN XI in exergue, VF.
9) Trebonianus Gallus, AE24, 9.15g, Viminacium, Moesia Superior, Moesia standing between bull and lion, AN XII in exergue, F.
LT96212. Bronze Lot, 9 Roman provincial bronzes from Balkan region, F or better, green patinas, 193 - 253 A.D.; the actual coins in the photograph, in Moneta Numismatic Services flips (non-archival) with their tags (information not verified by FORVM), tag prices total $410, 9 coins; $180.00 (165.60)


Roman Empire, Severan Dynasty, 8 Roman Provincial (Balkans) Bronzes, 193 - 235 A.D.

|Roman| |Bulk| |Lots|, |Roman| |Empire,| |Severan| |Dynasty,| |8| |Roman| |Provincial| |(Balkans)| |Bronzes,| |193| |-| |235| |A.D.||Lot|
The following list was provided by the consignor and has not been verified by FORVM:
1) Septimius Severus, AE15, Nikopolis, Salus standing.
2) Septimius Severus, AE17, Nikopolis, Dionysos standing.
3) Septimius Severus, AE16, Nikopolis, Tripod.
4) Septimius Severus, AE26, Nikopolis, Istrus, rider prancing right, bird on column behind. 5) Septimius Severus, AE18, Nikopolis, Ephesos, stag right.
6) Elagabalus, AE23, Nicaea, Bithynia; three standards.
7) Severus Alexander, AE18, Nicaea, Bithynia, three standards.
8) Severus Alexander, AE18, Nicaea, Bithynia, three standards.
LT110956. Bronze Lot, 8 Roman provincial (Balkans) bronzes, c. 16 - 28mm, average VF, 193 - 235 A.D.; ex R. Basler International Numismatics (Irvine, CA), seven with his tags; the actual coins in the photographs, as is, no returns, 8 coins; $165.00 (151.80)


Gordian III, 29 July 238 - 25 February 244 A.D., Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior

|Nikopolis|, |Gordian| |III,| |29| |July| |238| |-| |25| |February| |244| |A.D.,| |Nikopolis| |ad| |Istrum,| |Moesia| |Inferior||AE| |29|
Nicopolis ad Istrum was founded by Trajan around 101-106, at the junction of the Iatrus (Yantra) and the Rositsa rivers, in memory of his victory over the Dacians. Its ruins are located at the village of Nikyup, 20 km north of Veliko Tarnovo in northern Bulgaria. The town peaked during the reigns of Trajan, Hadrian, the Antonines and the Severan dynasty. In 447, the Nicopolis was destroyed by Attila's Huns. In the 6th century, it was rebuilt as a powerful fortress enclosing little more than military buildings and churches, following a very common trend for the cities of that century in the Danube area. It was finally destroyed by the Avar invasions at the end of the 6th century.
RP110620. Bronze AE 29, HHJ Nikopolis 8.36.5.1, AMNG I/I 2048, RPC VII.2 1265.1, SNG Budapest 482, Varbanov I 4186 var. (rev. legend arrangement), Choice VF, broad flan with full borders and legends, green patina, central depressions, weight 13.556 g, maximum diameter 29.1 mm, die axis 180o, Nicopolis ad Istrum (Nikyup, Bulgaria) mint, consular legate Sabinius Modestus, 241 - 244 A.D.; obverse AVT K M ANTW ΓOPΔIANOC AVΓ (AVΓ ligate), laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind; reverse VΠ CAB MOΔECTOY NIKOΠΟΛEITΩN ΠP,O/C/I/C (ΩN & ΠP ligate, last 4 letters in column in left field), Demeter standing facing, head left, grain-ears in right hand, long torch in left hand; $135.00 (124.20)


Apollonia Pontika, Thrace, c. 540 - 470 B.C.

|Apollonia| |Pontica|, |Apollonia| |Pontika,| |Thrace,| |c.| |540| |-| |470| |B.C.||hemiobol|
Apollonia Pontica was founded as Antheia by Greek colonists from Miletus in the 7th century B.C. They soon changed its name to Apollonia after building a temple for Apollo. The temple contained a colossal statue of Apollo by Calamis, which was later taken to Rome and placed in the Capitol. The anchor on the coinage is evidence of the importance of its maritime trade.
GA111674. Silver hemiobol, cf. Topalov Apollonia p. 572, 19; SNG Bulgaria II 100; HGC 3.2 1325 - 1326 (R1); SNG BM -; SNG Stancomb -, VF, toned, tight flan, light marks, weight 0.344 g, maximum diameter 7.9 mm, Apollonia Pontica (Sozopol, Bulgaria) mint, c. 540 - 470 B.C.; obverse anchor flukes up, large flukes, perpendicular crossbar, A below left fluke; reverse swastika pattern, bends to right (clockwise), ends forked, two lines parallel to ends in each quarter; rare; $120.00 (110.40)


Die Frhe Mnzprgung Vom Kimmerschen Bosporus

|Numismatic| |Books|, |Die| |Frhe| |Mnzprgung| |Vom| |Kimmerschen| |Bosporus|
The early coinage of the Cimmerian Bosporus (mid-6th to early 4th century BC): The coins of the cities Pantikapaion, Theodosia, Nymphaion, and Phanagoria, and also the Sindi.
BK13181. Die Frhe Mnzprgung Vom Kimmerschen Bosporus by Nina A Frolova, 2004, in German, 100 pages, new, priced below FORVM's cost!; $110.00 (101.20)


Kingdom of Bosporus, Rheskuporis V, 242 - 276 A.D.

|Bosporan| |Kingdom|, |Kingdom| |of| |Bosporus,| |Rheskuporis| |V,| |242| |-| |276| |A.D.||stater|
The Bosporan Kingdom (or Kingdom of the Cimmerian Bosporus) was in eastern Crimea and the Taman Peninsula on the shores of the Cimmerian Bosporus, the present-day Strait of Kerch (it was not named after the Bosphorus beside Istanbul). The mixed population adopted Greek language and civilization. The prosperity of the kingdom was based on the export of wheat, fish and slaves. The kingdom's golden age was 2nd and 1st centuries B.C. At the end of the 2nd century A.D., King Sauromates II inflicted a critical defeat on the Scythians and expanded his state to include the entire Crimea. It was the longest surviving Roman client kingdom, lasting until it was overrun by the Huns c. 375 A.D.
RP99912. Billon stater, Frolova BAR 166 pp. 137-138, pl. IV, 1227, pl. LXXXI, 21-22; RPC Online IX 179; MacDonald Bosporus 608/1 (Rhescuporis IV); Anokhin 697 (same), VF/gVF, small edge cracks, weight 7.200 g, maximum diameter 19.8 mm, 249 - 250 A.D.; obverse BACIΛEWC PHCKOYΠOPIΔ, diademed and draped bust of Rheskuporis right; reverse laureate and draped bust of Roman emperor (Philip I or Trajan Decius) right, club handle upward before (control), ΣΜΦ ([year] 546 [of the Pontic Era]); $110.00 (101.20)


Apollonia Pontika, Thrace, c. 540 - 478 B.C.

|Apollonia| |Pontica|, |Apollonia| |Pontika,| |Thrace,| |c.| |540| |-| |478| |B.C.||hemiobol|
Apollonia Pontica was founded as Antheia by Greek colonists from Miletus in the 7th century B.C. They soon changed its name to Apollonia after building a temple for Apollo. The temple contained a colossal statue of Apollo by Calamis, which was later taken to Rome and placed in the Capitol. The anchor on the coinage is evidence of the importance of its maritime trade.
GA111677. Silver hemiobol, cf. SNG Bulgaria II 102; Topalov Apollonia p. 572, 19; HGC 3.2 1325 - 1326 (R1); SNG BM -; SNG Stancomb -, gVF, toned, tight oval flan, weight 0.318 g, maximum diameter 8.4 mm, Apollonia Pontica (Sozopol, Bulgaria) mint, c. 540 - 478 B.C.; obverse anchor flukes up, large flukes, perpendicular crossbar, A below left fluke, four pellets below crossbar; reverse swastika pattern, bends to right (clockwise), ends forked, two lines parallel to ends in each quarter; rare; $110.00 (101.20)


Apollonia Pontika, Thrace, c. 540 - 478 B.C.

|Apollonia| |Pontica|, |Apollonia| |Pontika,| |Thrace,| |c.| |540| |-| |478| |B.C.||hemiobol|
Apollonia Pontica was founded as Antheia by Greek colonists from Miletus in the 7th century B.C. They soon changed its name to Apollonia after building a temple for Apollo. The temple contained a colossal statue of Apollo by Calamis, which was later taken to Rome and placed in the Capitol. The anchor on the coinage is evidence of the importance of its maritime trade.
GA111678. Silver hemiobol, cf. Topalov Apollonia p. 572, 19; SNG Bulgaria II 100; HGC 3.2 1325 - 1326 (R1); SNG BM -; SNG Stancomb -, VF, toned, bumps marks, obv. off center, weight 0.406 g, maximum diameter 7.6 mm, Apollonia Pontica (Sozopol, Bulgaria) mint, c. 540 - 478 B.C.; obverse anchor flukes up, large flukes, perpendicular crossbar, A below left fluke; reverse swastika pattern, bends to left, ends forked, two lines parallel to ends in each quarter; rare; $110.00 (101.20)


Faustina Junior, Augusta 146 - Winter 175/176 A.D., Wife of Marcus Aurelius, Augusta, Traianopolis, Thrace

|Roman| |Thrace| |&| |Black| |Sea|, |Faustina| |Junior,| |Augusta| |146| |-| |Winter| |175/176| |A.D.,| |Wife| |of| |Marcus| |Aurelius,| |Augusta,| |Traianopolis,| |Thrace||AE| |22|NEW
Traianopolis (Traianoupoli, Greece today) was founded by the Romans and, of course, named after Emperor Trajan. In the Roman period, the city was famous for its baths. In the 4th century, it became the capital of the province of Rhodope.
RP111729. Bronze AE 22, Schnert-Geiss MATT 17, RPC Online IV.1 T1931 (4 specimens), vA Phryg II 1484, Varbanov II -, aVF, well centered, green patina, a bit rough, central dimples, weight 5.878 g, maximum diameter 21.7 mm, die axis 180o, Traianopolis (Traianoupoli, Greece) mint, obverse ΦAVCTEINA CEBAC, draped bust right; reverse TPAIANΠOΛEITΩ, Homonoia standing left, patera in right hand, cornucopia in left hand; first specimen of this type handled by Forum; rare; $110.00 (101.20)


Kings of Thrace, Thracian Kainoi, Mostis, c. 139 - 100 B.C.

|Kingdoms| |of| |Thrace|, |Kings| |of| |Thrace,| |Thracian| |Kainoi,| |Mostis,| |c.| |139| |-| |100| |B.C.||AE| |25|NEW
Mostis, reigned c. 139 - 100 B.C., was king of the Thracian Kainoi (Caeni) tribe in South East Thrace to Strandzha mountain, territory in Bulgaria and Turkey today. He king is best known from his coinage, which includes bronze coins and rare tetradrachms.
GB111738. Bronze AE 25, SNG BM 312, Youroukova 134, HGC 3 1729, SNG Stancomb -, SNG Cop -, BMC Thrace -, gF, large edge split/crack, rev. countermark, weight 5.818 g, maximum diameter 25.1 mm, die axis 0o, c. 125 B.C.; obverse jugate heads of Zeus and Hera right; reverse eagle standing left on fulmen (thunderbolt), monogram above right, BAΣIΛEΩΣ above, MOΣTIΔOΣ below; countermark: monogram; scarce; $110.00 (101.20)




  







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