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16 viewsSeleukid Kings of Syria, Demetrios III Eukairos, 97-87 BC.
Radiate, diademed and bearded head of Demetrios III, r / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ ΘΕΟΥ
/ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ, Nike advancing right, holding wreath and palm,
date below, Damaskos mint, HGC 9, 1309. Coin #627
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64 viewsMYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 525-475 BC. AR Diobol (0.63 gm; 12 x 10 mm). Forepart of boar left; tunny fish to right / Head of roaring lion left within incuse square. Von Fritze Group II, 9, pl. V, 10-11; SNG France 361-87.1 commentspaul1888
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40 views2 commentsMrCardon
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18 viewsISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Mardin). Najm al-Din Alpi. AH 547-572 / AD 1152-1176. Ć Dirham (33mm, 17.13 g, 9h). Unlisted (Mardin[?]) mint. Undated issue. Diademed and draped male busts, vis-ŕ-vis; laqabs of Najm al-Din Alpi above and below; tamgha to lower left / Byzantine emperor standing facing being crowned by the Theotokos standing facing; genealogy of Najm al-Din Alpi around. Whelan Type II, 40-41; S&S Type 28; Album 1827.3; ICV 1201.
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28 viewsManuel I Comnenus. 1143-1180. BI Aspron Trachy (30mm, 2.62 g, 6h). Constantinople mint. Struck 1167-1183(?). Christ Pantokrator enthroned facing; star to either side / Manuel standing facing, wearing loros, being crowned by the Theotokos (Virgin Mary) standing left. DOC 13d; SB 1966Quant.Geek
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Antiochos IV Epiphanes31 viewsAE 16 (chalkos), Antiochos IV, Epiphanes, 175-164 B.C. Obv: Radiate head of Antiochos facing right. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΞΟΥ on either side of Godess (Tyche?), enthroned, holding Nike, bird at feet. Dark brown patina, VF. SG II, 6990, Hoover HGC 9, 637 (R2).Molinari
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Kings of Syria,Seleukos II. AE 16 (4.6gm)17 viewsNewell,wsm 1661 / 246-226 BC
obv: bust of Athena helmeted
rev: nude Apollo std. l. holding arrows and bow
(glossy black and green patina)
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Seleukos III Soter (Keraunos)24 viewsSELEUKID EMPIRE. Seleukos III Soter (Keraunos). 225/4-222 BC. Ć . Antioch on the Orontes mint. Draped bust of Artemis right, quiver at shoulder / Apollo Delphios seated left on omphalos, testing arrow, resting hand on bow; Cf. SC 922; HGC 9, 421.2 commentsecoli
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#Lydia, Philadelphia. Claudius AE1824 viewsObv: T KLAYDIOS GERMANIKOS KAISAR. Laureate bust r.
Rev: P'ILADELP'EWN NEOKAISAREWN C'ONDROS. Four grain-ears bundled together.
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Alexandria BI tetradrachm of Severus Alexander, 224-225 AD106 viewsEGYPT, Alexandria. Severus Alexander. AD 222-235
BI Tetradrachm
Dated RY 5 (AD 225/6)
Laureate, draped bust r.
A KAI MAP AVP CEV AΛEΞANΔO CEV
Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Diakosyne standing facing, head left, holding cornucopia and scales; LЄ to left
K&G 62.58; Köln 2428-9; Dattari 4293

Ex W.C. Boyd Collection (Baldwin's 42, 26 September 2005), lot 207 (part of); purchased from Spink, January 1895
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*Lydia, Nysa. Marcus Aurelius. Regling, Nysa 86 37 viewsĆ23. Lydia, Nysa. Marcus Aurelius (Caesar AD 136–161; Emperor 161–180), laureate head to r., cuirassed bust with paludamentum, back to viewer. ΑΥ ΚΑΙ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟC or "Imperator Caesar Antoninus" Rev., Zeus seated, holding patera and long scepter. ΕΠ ΓΡ ΑΣΙΑΤΙΚΟΥ Κ[ΟΡΝ] ΝΥΣΑ[ΕΩΝ]. Asiatikos Korn(eliou), grammateus. Regling, Nysa 86; RPC IV (temporary №) 1455. Ex Collegium Josephinum Bonn 1-9-2010.

Same dies as RPC IV specimen: http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/1455/

*Note: Made a slight adjustment to image for brightness, contrast, and intensity.
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002p Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), Mysia, Kyzikos, Asia (conventus of Cyzicus), I 2244, AE-16, K-Y/Z-I, Torch, all within wreath, #1130 views002p Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), Mysia, Kyzikos, Asia (conventus of Cyzicus), RPC I 2244, AE-16, K-Y/Z-I, Torch, all within wreath, #1
avers: No legend, bare head right, border of dots.
revers: K-Y Z-I in two lines to left and right of the torch, all within a wreath of corn-ears.
exergue: K-Y/Z-I//--, diameter: 15-16mm, weight: 2,59g, axis: 1h,
mint: City: Cyzicus, Region: Mysia, Province: Asia (conventus of Cyzicus), date: 63 B.C.-14 A.D.,
ref: RPC I 2244, SNG Tübingen 2277, BMC 210, SNG France 621, SNG von Aulock 7368,, AMC 1186,
25 Specimens,
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002p Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), Mysia, Lampsakos, Asia (conventus of Adramyteum), I 2278, Bust of Senate right, Rare! #1131 views002p Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), Mysia, Lampsakos, Asia (conventus of Adramyteum), I 2278, Bust of Senate right, Rare! #1
avers: CЄBACTOY ΛAMΨAKH (retrograde), Laureate head of Augustus right.
reverse: IЄPA CYNKΛHTOC (retrograde), Bare-headed, draped bust of the Senate right.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 16,2-17,0mm, weight: 3,44g, axes: 6h,
mint: City: Lampsacus, Region: Mysia, Province: Asia (conventus of Adramyteum), date: c.17(?) B.C.,
ref: RPC I 2278, McClean 7640, Paris 799-801, AMC 1191, Rare!
14 Specimens,
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020a, CARIA, Knidos. Circa 465-449 BC. AR Drachm.66 viewsCARIA, Knidos. Circa 465-449 BC. AR Drachm - 16mm (6.06 g). Obverse: forepart of roaring lion right; Reverse: archaic head of Aphrodite right, hair bound with taenia. Cahn 80 (V38/R53); SNG Helsinki 132 (same dies); SNG Copenhagen 232 (same dies). Toned, near VF, good metal. Ex Barry P. Murphy.

While this coin falls within the time frame that numismatists call "Classical" Greek coinage, I have chosen to place it in both the "Archaic" (coin 020a) and "Classical" Greek sections of my collection. This specimen is one of those wonderful examples of transition--it incorporates many elements of the "Archaic" era, although it is struck during the "Classical" Greek period and anticipates characteristics of the later period.

As noted art historian Patricia Lawrence has pointed out, "[this specimen portrays] A noble-headed lion, a lovely Late Archaic Aphrodite, and [is made from]. . . beautiful metal." The Archaic Aphrodite is reminiscent of certain portraits of Arethusa found on tetradrachms produced in Syracuse in the first decade of the 5th century BC.

Knidos was a city of high antiquity and as a Hellenic city probably of Lacedaemonian colonization. Along with Halicarnassus (present day Bodrum, Turkey) and Kos, and the Rhodian cities of Lindos, Kamiros and Ialyssos it formed the Dorian Hexapolis, which held its confederate assemblies on the Triopian headland, and there celebrated games in honour of Apollo, Poseidon and the nymphs.

The city was at first governed by an oligarchic senate, composed of sixty members, and presided over by a magistrate; but, though it is proved by inscriptions that the old names continued to a very late period, the constitution underwent a popular transformation. The situation of the city was favourable for commerce, and the Knidians acquired considerable wealth, and were able to colonize the island of Lipara, and founded a city on Corcyra Nigra in the Adriatic. They ultimately submitted to Cyrus, and from the battle of Eurymedon to the latter part of the Peloponnesian War they were subject to Athens.

In their expansion into the region, the Romans easily obtained the allegiance of Knidians, and rewarded them for help given against Antiochus by leaving them the freedom of their city.

During the Byzantine period there must still have been a considerable population: for the ruins contain a large number of buildings belonging to the Byzantine style, and Christian sepulchres are common in the neighbourhood.

Eudoxus, the astronomer, Ctesias, the writer on Persian history, and Sostratus, the builder of the celebrated Pharos at Alexandria, are the most remarkable of the Knidians mentioned in history.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cnidus

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
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03. Celtic AE tetradrachm - KAPOSTALER type - c.100-75/50 BC676 viewsobv: Degraded head of Zeus right
rev: Horseman left, with large crest above head; crescent to left
ref: Pink 484-495; Göbl OTA 484-495; LaTour 9807; Kostial 766-797; Dembski 1413-1427;
mint: Szalacska oppidum
8.64gms, 22mm

Description of this type see my East celtic coins topic at the Classical Numismatics
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030 Lajos I. -Nagy Lajos-, (Lodovicus I. (the great) of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1342-1382 A.D.) AR-Denarius, U-432f.-var, #0166 views030 Lajos I. -Nagy Lajos-, (Lodovicus I. (the great) of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1342-1382 A.D.) AR-Denarius, U-432f.-var, #01
avers: ✠ mOnЄTA LODOVICI, Saracen's head left, no internal (line) border, border of dots.
reverse: ✠ RЄGIS hVnGARIЄ, Patriarchal cross with dots each corner, amongst emission-marks (Lily-Lily in middle), border of dots.
exergue, mint mark: Lily/Lily//--, diameter: 14,0mm, weight: 0,46g, axis: h,
mint: Hungary, Kassa (Kaschau, nowadays Kosice by Pohl), date: 1373-1382A.D.(by Pohl), ref: Unger-432f, CNH-2-089A, Huszár-547, Pohl-89-03,
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032 Sigismund, ( Sigismund of Luxemburg)., King of Hungary, (1387-1437 A.D.) AR-Denar, H-578, C2-124A, U-450-k., P-118-04, #0168 views032 Sigismund, ( Sigismund of Luxemburg)., King of Hungary, (1387-1437 A.D.) AR-Denar, H-578, C2-124A, U-450-k., P-118-04, #01
avers: mOn•SIG ISmVnDI, Patriarchal cross, mint-mark on each side C-L.
reverse: ✠•RЄGIS•VnGARIЄ•ЄT•C•, Shield with Árpadian(Hungarian) stripes.
exergue, mint mark: C/L//--, diameter: 14,5-15,5mm, weight: 0,68g, axis:11h,
mint: Hungary, Kassa (today Slovakia : Kosice), Moneyer: Ladislaus Csápy or Leonardo Bardi, date: after 1434-1436 A.D. (by Pohl), ref: Huszár-578, CNH-2-124A, Unger-450-k., Pohl-118-04,
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Sigismund of Luxemburg
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032 Sigismund, ( Sigismund of Luxemburg)., King of Hungary, (1387-1437 A.D.) AR-Quarting (1/4 Denar or Fyrting), U-456-k., #0176 views032 Sigismund, ( Sigismund of Luxemburg)., King of Hungary, (1387-1437 A.D.) AR-Quarting (1/4 Denar or Fyrting), U-456-k., #01
avers: Patriarchal cross, mint-mark on each side.
reverse: Crown.
exergue, mint mark: C/V//-- were struck by Urbanus Polner (by Pohl), diameter:12,5-13,0mm, weight: 0,39g, axis:1h,
mint: Hungary, Kassa (today Slovakia: Kosice), date: 1434 A.D. (by Pohl), ref: Unger-456-k., CNH-2-129, Huszár-586, Pohl-124-26,
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033 Albert., King of Hungary, (1437-1439 A.D.) AR Denarius, H-592, C2-135B, U-461.q., P-127-09, #0166 views033 Albert., King of Hungary, (1437-1439 A.D.) AR Denarius, H-592, C2-135B, U-461.q., P-127-09, #01
avers: ✠ m•ALBЄRTI•R•VnGARIЄ••, Patriarchal Cross, C-⚜, in a circle, line border.
reverse: Four-part shield (Hungarian stripes in the middle, Czech lion, Austrian band, Moravian eagle around), the border of dots,
exergue, mint mark: C/⚜//-- , diameter: 13,5-14,5mm, weight: 0,39g, axis: 7h,
mint: Hungary, Kassa (today Slovakia: Kosice, City coin by Pohl), date:1440 A.D. (by Pohl), ref: Huszár-592, CNH-2-135B, Unger-461.q., Pohl-127-09,
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This coin was struck under the Interregnum I. (1439-1440 A.D.) with the name of Abert!
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033 Albert., King of Hungary, (1437-1439 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-459-a., #0182 views033 Albert., King of Hungary, (1437-1439 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-459-a., #01
avers: mOnЄTA ALBЄRTI, Patriarchal Cross, C-K, circle; border of dots.
reverse: ✠ RЄGIS•VnGARIЄ•ЄT•C•, circle; border of dots.
exergue, mint mark: C/K//--, diameter: 16mm, weight: 0,63g, axis:h,
mint: Hungary, Kassa (Kaschau, today Kosice by Pohl), date:1438 A.D. (by Pohl),
ref: Unger-459-a., CNH-2-134, Huszár-591, Pohl-126-01,
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038 László V. “Posthumous” (Ladislaus V.) as Throne Require of Hungary, (1440-1453 A.D.), AR Denarius, U-500-b., #01106 views038 László V. “Posthumous” (Ladislaus V.) as Throne Require of Hungary, (1440-1453 A.D.), AR Denarius, U-500-b., #01
avers: ✠mOnETA•LADISLAI•DEI•GRA, Hungarian Shield three parts left Árpádian stripes, and right Lion over the Patriarchal cross, C-G, circle, border of dots.
reverse: ✠REGIS•VnGARIE•ETCETERA, Winged eagle, at the breast band shield, circle, border of dots.
exergue, mint mark: C/G//-- were strucked by Augustin Greniczer (by Pohl), diameter: mm, weight: g, axis:h,
mint: Hungary, Kassa (Kaschau, today Kosice by Pohl), date:1442-1443 A.D. (by Pohl), ref: Unger-500-b., CNH-2-193, Huszár-649, Pohl-156-01,
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040 Mátyás Hunyadi., (Matthias Corvinus), King of Hungary, (1458-1490 A.D.) AR Denarius, H-708, C2-219, U-557.e, P-208-05, C/S//--, #0188 views040 Mátyás Hunyadi., (Matthias Corvinus), King of Hungary, (1458-1490 A.D.) AR Denarius, H-708, C2-219, U-557.e, P-208-05, C/S//--, #01
avers: ✠mONЄTA•mAThIЄ•DG(?)(right to left), Two-part Hungarian shield (Hungarian stripes, Krown and the lion of Hunyadi) in a circle, border of dots.
reverse: •RЄGIS•hVnGARIЄ•(left to right), Patriarchal cross on the crown in a circle, mint-mark on each side (C-S), the border of dots.
exergue, mint mark: C/S//--, were struck by Stephan Kowách (by Pohl), diameter: 16,0-17,7mm, weight: 0,67g, axis: 7h,
mint: Hungary, Kassa (today Kosice, Slovakia), date: 1464 A.D., ref: Huszár-708, CNH-2-219, Unger-557.e, Pohl 208-05,
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05-02 - Seleuco III, Soter Cerauno (226 - 223 A.C.)52 viewsSeleuco III Sóter Cerauno (? - 223 adC). Rey de la dinastía seleúcida, hijo mayor de Seleuco II Calinico, a quien sucedió. Su apelativo Cerauno significa “el Rayo”. Su reinado fue breve (apenas tres ańos, desde el 225 adC). Decidió llevar a cabo el plan que su padre no pudo realizar en vida: enfrentar al rey Atalo I de Pérgamo, aliado de Antioco Hierax, hermano de Seleuco Calinico y tio suyo, el cual había muerto hace poco, pero que había ayudado a Atalo, quien había aprovechado la situación para expandir sus fronteras y conquistar toda el Asia Menor.
En el transcurso de esta campańa realizada en la región del Tauro, Seleuco III murió asesinado víctima de la traición de uno de sus oficiales llamado Nicanor, en complicidad con el galo Apaturios (223 adC).
Fue sucedido por su hermano Antíoco III Megas, contando con el apoyo de Aqueo, pariente del difunto rey quien había tenido gran influencia durante su reinado. Aqueo rechazó la corona que le ofrecieron las tropas y prefirió gobernar como regente del imperio. Nombró a Molón gobernador de las provincias superiores y él se reservó el Asia Menor; combatió con éxito contra Atalo I y lo confinó en Pérgamo, de modo que suyo fue el mérito de ganar la guerra que había empezado Seleuco III. (Wikipedia)
AE 12 mm 2.0 gr.

Anv: Busto de Artemisa viendo a der. Grafila de puntos.
Rev: "BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY" - Apolo sentado a izquierda en ónfalo (Piedra semicilíndrica centro del culto de Apolo en Delfos, fetiche de basalto y altar de la madre tierra de la religión micénica) con flecha en mano derecha levantada y apoyando la izquierda en un arco. "CE / Λ" en campo izquierdo y "AP" (Monograma) en exergo.

Ceca: Antioquía en Orontes

Referencias: B.M.C. Vol.4 (Seleucid Kings of Syria) #8 Pag.22 - Sear GCTV Vol.2 #6929 Pag.646 - SNG Spaer #518 - Newell E.T. (Western Seleucid Mints) #1036
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05. Celtic AE tetradrachm - KAPOSTALER type - c.100-75/50 BC480 viewsobv: Degraded head of Zeus right
rev: Horseman left, with large crest above head; crescent to left
ref: Pink 484-495; Göbl OTA 484-495; LaTour 9807; Kostial 766-797; Dembski 1413-1427;
mint: Szalacska oppidum
8.12gms, 22mm

Description of this type see my East celtic coins topic at the Classical Numismatics
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06. Celtic AE tetradrachm - KAPOSTALER type - c.100-75/50 BC450 viewsobv: Degraded head of Zeus right
rev: Horseman left, with large crest above head; crescent to left
ref: Pink 484-495; Göbl OTA 484-495; LaTour 9807; Kostial 766-797; Dembski 1413-1427;
mint: Szalacska oppidum
8.35gms, 21mm

Description of this type see my East celtic coins topic at the Classical Numismatics
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064p Julia Mamaea ( ??-235 A.D.), Bithynia, Nicomedia, AE-19, NIKOMHΔЄΩN-ΔIC-NЄΩK, Astakos ?,66 views064p Julia Mamaea ( ??-235 A.D.), Bithynia, Nicomedia, AE-19, NIKOMHΔЄΩN-ΔIC-NЄΩK, Astakos ?,
avers:- IOVΛIA-MAMAIA-AVG,
revers:- NIKOMHΔЄΩN-ΔIC-NЄΩK, Astakos ?,
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 19mm, weight: 3,47g, axis: 7h,
mint: Bithynia, Nicomedia, date: ??? A.D., ref: Not listed ???,
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08. Ecbatana: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.45 viewsTetradrachm, ca 311 - 295 BC, Ecbatana mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. Anchor, forepart of a grazing horse, and two monograms at left; ΣΩ under throne.
17.01 gm., 26 mm.
P. #3931; M. #1355; ESM #475.

This is a coin of the Seleucid Empire from the time of Seleukos I, Nikator. Seleukos used the anchor as his personal symbol. Some of Seleukos' coinage was in the name of Alexander, and some was in his own name
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088p Valerian I. (253-260 A.D.), Mysia, Kyzikos, SNG France 858, AE-25, -/-//NEΩKOΡ, Burning altar, #1170 views088p Valerian I. (253-260 A.D.), Mysia, Kyzikos, SNG France 858, AE-25, -/-//NEΩKOΡ, Burning altar, #1
avers: AVK ΛIK Λ VAΛEPIANOC, Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right .
reverse: CTΡACΩ CTΡATΩY KYZIKEΩN NΩN (retrograde), NEΩKOΡ in ex. Burning altar between two serpent-entwined, burning torches. CΩCTΡATΩY (magistrate).
exergue: -/-//NEΩKOΡ, diameter: 25,0mm, weight: 7,68g, axis: 7h,
mint: Mysia, Kyzikos, date: 253-260 A.D., ref:SNG France 858, CNG e-Auction #68, closed 9 July, 2003, cf. SNG von Aulock 1286 (no altar); cf. SNG Copenhagen (same).
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1. Seleukos I Nikator 12 viewsSELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator. 312-281 BC. Ć (19mm, 8.99 g, 1h). Apamea on the Orontes mint. Struck circa 300-281 BC. Elephant walking right / Horse’s head left; anchor below. SC 35; HGC 9, 79.ecoli
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1. Seleukos I Nikator 19 viewsSELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator. 312-281 BC. Ć Seleukeia II mint. Horned horse head right / Anchor; monogram to right. SC 145.

Seleukos fled from Antigonus the one-eyed in Babylonia on horseback. He credited this animal with saving his life. He then deified the animal on his coinage and in other cult shrines.

He eventually made it to Egypt where Ptolemy sheltered him for a while until he could regroup and begin to definitively establish what would become the Seleucid empire.
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1. Seleukos I Nikator12 viewsSELEUKID EMPIRE. Seleukos I Nikator. 312-281 BC. Ć Uncertain mint. Winged head of Medusa right / Bull butting right; controls not visible. Cf. SC 21, 152, and 191; HGC 9, 92.ecoli
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1. Seleukos I Nikator 10 viewsSELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator. 312-281 BC. Ć. Winged head of Medusa right / Bull butting right; SC 6.1; HGC 9, 107a.ecoli
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1099-1102 AH - Suleyman II - 20-Qos-01 - Ottoman Mangir90 viewsSultan: Suleyman II (r. 1687-1691 AD)
Date: 1687-1691 AD (1099-1102 AH)
Condition: Fair/Fine
Denomination: Mangir

Obverse: Symbol of the Ottoman Empire

Reverse: doreb fi Qstantaniyyah
Struck at Qstantaniyyah (Kostantiniye)
Exergue: 1099 (Suleyman II's rule beginning 1099 AH (1687 AD))

20-Qos-01; Valentine #144; KM #87
1.51g; 19.3mm; 345°
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12 - Viviez, Aveyron, France16 viewsBoulangerie Coopérative, Viviez, Aveyron
Laiton, 27 mm
A/ BOULANGERIE COOPERATIVE / VIVIEZ // 4 Kos
R/ 1931 / 250
Réfs : Elie 10.4
Gabalor
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132 Licinius l. (308-324 A.D.), Cyzicus, RIC VII 009, wreath/Δ//SMK, AE-3 Follis, IOVI CONSERVATORI AVG G, Jupiter standing left, Scarce ! #199 views132 Licinius l. (308-324 A.D.), Cyzicus, RIC VII 009, wreath/Δ//SMK, AE-3 Follis, IOVI CONSERVATORI AVG G, Jupiter standing left, Scarce ! #1
avers:- IMP LICI NIVS AVG, 2,J1 l., Laureate, draped bust left, holding mappa and scepter on globe.
revers:- IOVI CONSER VATORI AVG G, Jupiter standing left, holding Victory on globe and scepter; wreath in left and Epsilon in right in field.
exergo: wreath/Δ//SMK, diameter: 18,0-19,0mm, weight: 3,76g, axis: 6h,
mint: Cyzicus, 4th. off., date: 317-320 A.D., ref: RIC VII 9, p-644, Scarce !,
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132 Licinius l. (308-324 A.D.), Cyzicus, RIC VII 009, wreath/A//SMK, AE-3 Follis, IOVI CONSERVATORI AVG G, 188 views132 Licinius l. (308-324 A.D.), Cyzicus, RIC VII 009, wreath/A//SMK, AE-3 Follis, IOVI CONSERVATORI AVG G,
avers:- IMP LICI NIVS AVG, 2,J1 l., Laureate, draped bust left, holding mappa and scepter on globe.
revers:- IOVI CONSER VATORI AVG G, Jupiter standing left, holding Victory on globe and scepter; wreath in left and A in right in field.
exergo: wreath/A//SMK, diameter: 18mm, weight: 2,85g, axis: 5h,
mint: Cyzicus, 1st. off., date: 317-320 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-9, p644, c2,
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132 Licinius l. (308-324 A.D.), Cyzicus, RIC VII 009, wreath/B//SMK, AE-3 Follis, IOVI CONSERVATORI AVG G, Jupiter standing left,136 views132 Licinius l. (308-324 A.D.), Cyzicus, RIC VII 009, wreath/B//SMK, AE-3 Follis, IOVI CONSERVATORI AVG G, Jupiter standing left,
avers:- IMP LICI NIVS AVG, 2,J1 l., Laureate, draped bust left, holding mappa and scepter on globe.
revers:- IOVI CONSER VATORI AVG G, Jupiter standing left, holding Victory on globe and scepter; wreath in left and B in right in field.
exergo: wreath/B//SMK, diameter: 18,5mm, weight: 3,15g, axis: 11h,
mint: Cyzicus, 2nd. off., date: 317-320 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-9, p-644,
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132 Licinius l. (308-324 A.D.), Cyzicus, RIC VII 009, wreath/Epsilon//SMK, AE-3 Follis, IOVI CONSERVATORI AVG G, 84 views132 Licinius l. (308-324 A.D.), Cyzicus, RIC VII 009, wreath/Epsilon//SMK, AE-3 Follis, IOVI CONSERVATORI AVG G,
avers:- IMP LICI NIVS AVG, 2,J1 l., Laureate, draped bust left, holding mappa and scepter on globe.
revers:- IOVI CONSER VATORI AVG G, Jupiter standing left, holding Victory on globe and scepter; wreath in left and Epsilon in right in field.
exergo: wreath/Epsilon//SMK, diameter: 18,5mm, weight: 3,07g, axis: 11h,
mint: Cyzicus, 5th. off., date: 317-320 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-9, p-644, R1!!,
Q-001
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132 Licinius l. (308-324 A.D.), Siscia, RIC VI 227a, wreath/B//SIS, AE-1 Follis, IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter standing left, Scarce!104 views132 Licinius l. (308-324 A.D.), Siscia, RIC VI 227a, wreath/B//SIS, AE-1 Follis, IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter standing left, Scarce!
avers: IMP LIC LICINIVS P F AVG, (1a, A), Laureate, head right.
revers: IOVI CONSER VATORI, Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter; wreath in left and B in right in field.
exergo: wreath/B//SIS, diameter: 24-26,5mm, weight: 5,37g, axis: 7h,
mint: Siscia, 2nd. off., date: 312 A.D., ref: RIC-VI-227a, p-484, Scarce!
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132 Licinius l. (308-324 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VI 049var. ???, wreath-*in/E//•SM•TS•, AE-1 Follis, IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter standing left,102 views132 Licinius l. (308-324 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VI 049var. ???, wreath-*in/E//•SM•TS•, AE-1 Follis, IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter standing left,
avers: IMP C VAL LIC LICINIVS P F AVG, (1a, A), Laureate, head right.
revers: IOVI CONSER VATORI, Jupiter standing left, holding globe and scepter; wreath in left star inside (!), and E in right in field.
exergo: wreath- * in/E//•SM•TS•, diameter: 22-23mm, weight: 4,80g, axis: 5h,
mint: Thessalonica, 5th. off., date: 311-312 A.D., ref: RIC-VI-49var. ???, p-518,
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133 Licinius II. (317-324 A.D.), Cyzicus, RIC VII 011, wreath/A//SMK, AE-3 Follis, IOVI CONSERVATORI CAES S, R3!!!73 views133 Licinius II. (317-324 A.D.), Cyzicus, RIC VII 011, wreath/A//SMK, AE-3 Follis, IOVI CONSERVATORI CAES S, R3!!!
avers:- D N VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C, 6,J1 l., Laureate, draped bust left, holding mappa and scepter on globe.
revers:- IOVI CONSER VATORI CAES S, Jupiter standing left, holding Victory on globe and scepter; wreath in left and A in right in field.
exergo: wreath/A//SMK, diameter: 18mm, weight: 2,72g, axis: 0h,
mint: Cyzicus, 1st. off., date: 317-320 A.D., ref: RIC VII 11, p-644, R3 !!!,
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133 Licinius II. (317-324 A.D.), Cyzicus, RIC VII 011, wreath/B//SMK, AE-3 Follis, IOVI CONSERVATORI CAES S, Jupiter standing left, R3!!!86 views133 Licinius II. (317-324 A.D.), Cyzicus, RIC VII 011, wreath/B//SMK, AE-3 Follis, IOVI CONSERVATORI CAES S, Jupiter standing left, R3!!!
avers:- D N VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C, (6,J1 l.), Laureate, draped bust left, holding mappa and scepter on globe.
revers:- IOVI CONSER VATORI CAESS, Jupiter standing left, holding Victory on globe and scepter; wreath in left and B in right in field.
exergo: wreath/B//SMK, diameter: 18,5mm, weight: 2,62g, axis: 0h,
mint: Cyzicus, 2nd. off., date: 317-320 A.D., ref: RIC VII 11, p-644, R3 !!!,
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136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Cyzicus, RIC VII 008, AE-3 Follis, wreath/Z//SMK, IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG, R2!!176 views136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Cyzicus, RIC VII 008, AE-3 Follis, wreath/Z//SMK, IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG, R2!!
avers:- IMP CONSTA NTINVS-AVG, 1,J1 l., Laureate, draped bust left, holding mappa and scepter on globe.
revers:- IOVI CONSER VATORI AVG G, Jupiter standing left, holding Victory on globe and scepter; wreath in left and Z in right in field.
exergo: wreath/Z//SMK, diameter: 19mm, weight: 3,65g, axis: 5h,
mint: Cyzicus, 7th. off., date: 317-320 A.D., ref: RIC VII 8, p644, R2!!
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14. Celtic AR tetradrachm - GALLIERKOPF / SCHNURRBART type - 2nd-1st century (?)490 viewsobv: Apollo head (?) with a mustache right
rev: Rider left, under the horse is rosette with a central point
ref: Göbl OTA 349 (Gallierkopf/Schnurrbart), Pink 349 (Gallischer Einflus); Dessewffy 1224; Dembski 1273-1278 (Kopf mit Schnurrbart); Kostial -; LaTour 9866;
mint: unknown
9.87gms, 24mm

The obverse is one of the most beautiful and the most characteristic product of the (east) celtic coinage. The tipical gallic (or Apollo ?) head without beard and the thick pleated hair belongs to celtic coins of Noricum, and this motive probably got to the Munkács area with transmit of Boii. Maybe that's why Pink is classified in category of Western influence coins (unter Westlichem Einfluss).
Reverse rider holds a zickzack line (lightning?) in right hand, while with his left hand is based on the horse (see: LaTour 9866)
Other description of this type see my East celtic coins topic at the Classical Numismatics
2 commentsberserker
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1794 - III Grossi529 viewsGalicia & Lodomeria - Galician Poland
Obv: MONET AER EXERCIT CAES REG - Crowned double headed Russian eagle,
small shield on breast, above crossed flags.
Rev: III GROSSI POL - Value, Date above sprigs.
Size: 26mm; 9.97gms
This coin was minted in 1794 during the 2nd partition of Poland,
it seems that General Kosciusko, of Poland,(Later of the Kosciusko Bridge fame),
after assisting the Continental army during the American revolution,
went back to Poland and became a nationalist and didn't like the terms of 2nd partition.
He led a revolt of the Polish army and peasants in 1794, known as the "Kosciusko uprising",
against the Austrians, who were taking over Galicia, as per terms of the 2nd partition.
This coin was minted, by Austria, for the Austrian army,
for purchases what was still Polish Galicia. Later to become Austrian Galicia.
It was made specifically for Galicia in 1794,
the year Galicia stopped being Polish and was acquired by Austria.
To me this coin represents the beginning of Austrian Galicia
and the reason I am Austrian and not Polish.

Please advise of corrections to this brief history.
Brian L
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1812 LYDIA, Nacrasa Ae 15 Pseudo-autonomous under Hadrian Serpent21 viewsReference.
RPC III 1812; vA, Phryg., 1344-53, 1365-9; SNG von Aulock -; SNG Copenhagen 294 var. (ethnic); BMC 7.

Magistrate Markos Iounianos (strategos)

Obv. ΕΠΙ СΤΡΑ ΜΑΡ ΙΟΥΝΙΑΝΟΥ
Bearded head of Heracles, r.

Rev. ΝΑΚΡΑСΙΤΩΝ
Serpent coiled around omphalos

2.43 gr
15 mm
12h
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2014.246.630 viewsCorycus (c. 150-50 BC)

AE21; 7.58 g; 12h
Obverse: Turreted head of City Goddess right. ΑΝ, behind
Reverse: ΔΙ/ΝΙ/ΑΝ, in three lines in left field magistrates initials; ΚΩΡΥΚΙΩΤΩΝ, downward in right field; Hermes, nude except for chlamys fastened around neck and hanging over left arm, and wearing petasos, and winged sandals, standing left; pater in extended right hand; caduceus in left.
Ref: cf SNG France 1086-1093;
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22124 Lesbos/Rooster19 viewsLESBOS. Methymna. Hemiobol
(Circa 500/480-460 BC).
Obv: Female head right, with hair in sakkos.
Rev: MAΘ.
Cock standing right within incuse square.
Ex Savoca 17th Blue Auction Lot 581
Rare Condition: Nearly Very fine.
Weight: 0.20 g.Diameter: 7 mm
Blayne W
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229 BC- Epidamos-Dyrrhachium, Illyria AR Drachm128 viewsCow standing Right, looking back at suckling calf, MENIEKOS in greek above, nike flying right above legend, monogram/thunderbolt below
Square containing stellate pattern, legend around square.

after 229 BC, 3.23 gms, Sear Greek Coins and their Values sg1900 variant

Meniskos-Kallenos name combination, Class 5 drachm, issued in year -5 (last issue = year -1) that can be around the 70's of the first century BC.
Well centered, well struck specimens are rare. Here you can identify both obverse symbols, flying Nike (=Victory) above Meniskos (wreath in hand off-flan) and thunderbolt in the exergue. The legend on the reverse is DYP KA[L] [LH] NOS (lower segment off-flan).
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24. Seleukos I.107 viewsTetradrachm, ca 305 - 304 BC, Seleuceia ad Tigram mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. Monogram at left, ΔΙ under throne.
16.93 gm., 26 mm.
Houghton #941; ESM #4; BMC 4.1, 5.

In Eastern Seleucid Mints, E.T. Newell has this coin in Series 1, Group A. He suggests a date of 305 - 304 BC. Martin J. Price lists a coin in the name of Alexander the Great (#3784) with the exact same monograms. He suggests a date of ca 295 BC for the coin, but admits the whole attribution is very tentative.
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2442 LYDIA, Sala. Hadrian AE 25 Zeus-Lydios25 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2442; SNG Tübingen 3770; BMC 31

Magistrate C. Val. Androneikos

Obv. AV KAI ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from rear

Rev. EΠ Ι Γ OVAΛ ΑΝΔ - ΡΟΝΕΙΚΟV CAΛHNΩΝ
Zeus Lydios standing left, holding eagle. and scepter.

10,5 gr
25 mm
6h
okidoki
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2442 LYDIA, Sala. Hadrian, Zeus-Lydios12 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2442/14; SNG Tübingen 3770; BMC 31

Magistrate C. Val. Androneikos

Obv. AV KAI ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from rear

Rev. EΠ Ι Γ OVAΛ ΑΝΔ - ΡΟΝΕΙΚΟV CAΛHNΩΝ
Zeus Lydios standing left, holding eagle. and scepter.

7.00 gr
23 mm
6h
okidoki
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2444 LYDIA, Sala Pseudo-autonomous, under hadrian Hermes7 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2444; BMC 15

Magistrate C. Val. Androneikos

Obv. ΔΗΜΟС СΑΛΗΝΩΝ
Draped bust of bearded Demos, right.

Rev. ΕΠΙ ΑΝΔΡΟΝΕΙΚΟΥ
Hermes naked standing facing, head left, holding purse in his right hand and caduceus in left.

4.46 gr
18 mm
12h
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312-280 BC40 viewsSeleukos I Nikator
Tetradrachm Ecbatana mint

Obverse:Head of Herakles right wearing lions skin
Reverse:Zeus Aetophoros on throne;ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ;monogram,anchor and forepart of horse grazing left throne; monogram under throne.

28.00mm 16.74gm

SC 204-4, SEAR 6829var
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312-280 BC41 viewsSeleukos I Nikator
AE 19

Obverse:Winged head of Medusa right
Reverse:ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ;Bull charging right

19.37mm 7.09gm

Sear 6852
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4. Seleucia, Seleukos II20 viewsSeleukos II Ć 19. Antioch mint. Bust of Athena right in crested helmet / Nike standing left crowning anchor with a wreath. Houghton CSE 51.

Ex- CNG sale 143, Lot: 340
ecoli
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60. Alexius I Comnenus17 viewsAlexius I Comnenus
Pre-reform AR Miliaresion Constantinople mint. Struck 1081-1092.

The Theotokos (Virgin Mary) standing facing, orans / Alexius standing facing, holding long cross and sheathed sword, pellet in field.

DOC 10; SB 1897; aF/F, very rare
Sosius
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69-54 - Viminacium - GORDIANO III (238 - 244 D.C.)16 viewsVIMINACIUM - Moesia Superior
(Hoy Kostolac ciudad serbia del Danubio)

AE Sestercio? 29 mm 14.9 gr.

Anv: "IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG" - Busto laureado y vistiendo paludamentum, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "PMS COL VIM" - Moesia estante entre un toro a su der. y un león a su izq., "ANIIII" en exergo.
El Toro y el León eran los emblemas de las Legiones VII y IV, que se encontraban acuarteladas en la Provincia.

Acuńada ańo 4, 242 - 243 D.C.
Ceca: Viminacium - Moesia Superior

Referencias: Moushmov #33, AMNG I/2 #83 Pag.35, Mionnet S.2 #6 Pag.43, Ramus I #6 Pag.97, BMC 3 #12 Pag.16, SNG Cop #143, Varbanov I #118 Pag.46 (R3), Sear GICTV #3642 Pag.350
mdelvalle
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69-55 - Viminacium - GORDIANO III (238 - 244 D.C.)15 viewsVIMINACIUM - Moesia Superior
(Hoy Kostolac ciudad serbia del Danubio)

AE AS? 20 mm 3.6 gr.

Anv: "IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG" - Cabeza laureada, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "PMS COL VIM" - Moesia estante entre un toro a su der. y un león a su izq., "ANˇI" en exergo.

Acuńada ańo 1, 238 D.C.
Ceca: Viminacium - Moesia Superior

Referencias: Moushmov #27, AMNG I/2 #73/4 Pag.32, Mionnet I #2 Pag.352, BMC 3 #2 Pag.15, SNG Cop #138, Varbanov I #101 Pag.46 (R3)
mdelvalle
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7. Seleukos IV Philopator11 viewsSELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Seleukos IV Philopator. 187-175 BC. Ć Serrated Ake-Ptolemais mint (?). Laureate head of Apollo right; AB monogram behind / Apollo standing left leaning on tripod, holding arrow in right hand; monogram before. SNG Spaer 852.ecoli
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7. Seleukos IV Philopator11 viewsSeleucid Empire, Seleukos IV Philopator, AE serrate unit, 187-175 BC
Obverse: Head of young Dionysos right in ivy wreath, monogram behind
Reverse: BASILEWS - SELEY[KOY] above and below prow of galley left, monogram in upper field
ecoli
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70-25 - Viminacium - FILIPO I "El Arabe" (244 - 249 D.C.) 17 viewsVIMINACIUM - Moesia Superior
(Hoy Kostolac ciudad serbia del Danubio)

AE Sestercio? 30 mm 19.0 gr.

Anv: "IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG" - Busto laureado y vistiendo paludamentum, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "PMS COL VIM" - Moesia estante entre un toro a su der. y un león a su izq., "ANVI" en exergo.
El Toro y el León eran los emblemas de las Legiones VII y IV, que se encontraban acuarteladas en la Provincia.

Acuńada ańo 6, 244 - 245 D.C.
Ceca: Viminacium - Moesia Superior

Referencias: Moushmov #36, AMNG I/2 #102 Pag.40, Mionnet S.2 #25 Pag.46, Ramus I #7a Pag.396, BMC 3 #21 Pag.17, SNG Cop #152, Varbanov I #135 Pag.48 (R2), Sear GICTV #3874 var. (Ańo V) Pag.372
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aa Lydia, Sala. Pseudo-autonomous AE19. Magistrate Andronikos30 viewsObv: CALH NWN, helmeted bust of Athena right wearing crested Corinthian helmet and aegis.
Rev: EPI GO YAL ANDPONEIKOS, Kybele seated left, turreted, holding patera and resting arm on tympanum, lion at foot.
Magistrate G. Val. Andronikos
SNG Cop 417-419var (Magistrat), BMC 229.9
ancientone
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AE Chalkos of Rhodos.66 viewsHead of the nymph Rhodes with Stephane right.

Rose with bud, Race torch in left field, shoot in left.

SNG Keckman 391

Thanks to rover1.3 for attribution help!
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Aeolis, Temnos: Magistrates Echenikos and Geitas (ca. 150-143 BCE) AR Tetradrachm (Price 1690)24 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Rev: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, EXENI/KOΣ in two lines above oinochoe within vine tendril; ΓEI/TAΣ in two lines below throne
Quant.Geek
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Aezani; Zeus, AE199 viewsCALIGULA. Phrygia Aezani. 5,5g, 19mm Lollios Klassikos and Lollios Roufos, magistrates. Obv: Radiate head right. Rev: Zeus standing left, holding eagle and sceptre. RPC 3085. Podiceps
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AIOLIS, KYME14 views320 - 250 B.C.
AE 15.5 mm; 3.79 g
O: forepart of a prancing horse right, KY above; magistrate's name below
R: one-handled vase, monogram left
Kyme mint, SNG Cop 81 var (monogram); cf. BMC Troas p. 108, 48 (MENISKOS); SNG München 452 ff., SNGvA 1628, SNG Tübingen 2696 f. (diff. magistrates),
laney
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AIOLIS, KYME16 views320 - 250 B.C.
AE 16 mm; 3.82 g
O: forepart of a prancing horse right, KY above; magistrate's name below
R: one-handled vase, monogram left
Kyme mint, SNG Cop 81 var (monogram); cf. BMC Troas p. 108, 48 (MENISKOS); SNG München 452 ff., SNGvA 1628, SNG Tübingen 2696 f. (diff. magistrates),
laney
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AIOLIS, KYME21 views320 - 250 B.C.
AE 16.8 mm; 4.36 g
O: forepart of a prancing horse right, KY above; magistrate's name below
R: one-handled vase, monogram left
Kyme mint, SNG Cop 81 var (monogram); cf. BMC Troas p. 108, 48 (MENISKOS); SNG München 452 ff., SNGvA 1628, SNG Tübingen 2696 f. (diff. magistrates),
laney
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AIOLIS, KYME16 views320 - 250 B.C.
AE 16 mm; 3.34 g
O: forepart of a prancing horse right, KY above; magistrate's name below
R: one-handled vase, monogram left
Kyme mint, SNG Cop 81 var (monogram); cf. BMC Troas p. 108, 48 (MENISKOS); SNG München 452 ff., SNGvA 1628, SNG Tübingen 2696 f. (diff. magistrates),
laney
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Alexander III - AR Drachm8 viewsstruck by Antigones I
Lampsakos
c. 310-301 BC
head of young Heracles in lion's skin right
Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, forepart of pegasus left in the left field
AΛEΞANΔPOY
(NO)
Price 1382; Müller 612
Johny SYSEL
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Alexander III the Great AR Drachm61 viewsLampsakos mint (310-301 BC).
Price 1406
Minos
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Alexander III the Great Ar Drachm52 viewsLampsakos mint (310-301 BC).
Price 1385
Minos
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Alexander III the Great AR Drachm73 viewsLampsakos mint (310-301 BC).
Price 1416
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Alexander III the Great AR Drachm 51 viewsLampsakos mint (323-317 BC).
Price 1380
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ALEXANDER III THE GREAT. 336-323 BC11 viewsSilver Drachm; Lampsakos. Struck under Kalas or Demarchos, circa 328/5-323 BC.
4,20 g. 18 mm.
Obv: Youthful head of Heracles right, wearing lion’s skin.
Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY; Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, Artemis Phosphoros standing facing, holding two torches; Δ below throne.
Price 1356; ADM II Series V.
_62.68
Antonivs Protti
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ALEXANDER III THE GREAT. 336-323 BC10 viewsSilver Drachm; Lampsakos. Struck under Kalas or Demarchos, circa 328/5-323 BC.
4,20 g. 18 mm.
Obv: Youthful head of Heracles right, wearing lion’s skin.
Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY; Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, Artemis Phosphoros standing facing, holding two torches; Δ below throne.
Price 1356; ADM II Series V.
_62.68
Antonivs Protti
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Alexander III | Athena, Lysimachos * Thrace, AR Tetradrachm, Lampsakos, ca. 323-281 BC.215 views
Alexander III | Athena, Lysimachos * Silver Tetradrachm

Obv: Diademed head of Alexander III with horn of Ammon.
Rev: Helmeted Athena enthroned left holding Nike in outstretched right hand, left arm resting on shield, ΒAΣIΛEΩΣ in right field, LYΣIMAXOY in left field. Monogram inner left, below Nike.; crescent below exergual line.

Exergue: Crescent

Mint: Lampsakos
Struck: 301-299 BC.

Size: 30.055 mm.
Weight: 15.07 gms.
Die axis: 0°

Condition: In very fine condition, bright, clear, sharp images on each side, superb relief, well centered and nicely struck.

Holed and plugged.

Refs:*
Sear Greek Coins and their Values, (SG) Number, 6814

Status: TCJH, Private Collection.
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Arados mint, 311-300 BC43 viewsAR 4dr, 25.9mm, 16.72g, aEF
Head of Herakles right wearing lion skin headdress / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus enthroned left holding eagle and sceptre, legs crossed. Anchor and monogram in left field, Π under throne. Scarce issue of Seleukos I.
Price 3349; Müller 1504
Consigned to Forvm
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Lampsakos 328-323 BC48 viewsAR drachm, 16.9mm, 4.29g, Nice VF
Head Herakles right wearing lion skin knotted at neck / AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left holding eagle and sceptre, feet forward resting on stool. Club in left field. Early lifetime issue, featuring a youthful portrait.
Price 1347; Müller 136; Thompson 8, series II
For Sale
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Lampsakos mint, 328-323 BC21 viewsAR drachm, 16mm, 4.25g, aEF
Head Herakles right wearing lion's skin knotted at neck / AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre, both feet forward. Demeter facing with two torches in left field, Δ over O below throne. Lifetime issue.
Price 1356, Müller 398; Thompson 71, series V
Sold by Forvm
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander tetradrachm Price 320244 viewsDamaskos issue, 330-323 bc forepart of ram to the left, pellet between struts of throne, ΔA below. I don't see any pellet (globule) makes it a Price 32021 commentsChance Vandal
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Alexander the Great 336-323 b.c.206 viewsAlexander the Great
Lifetime issue drachm
Lampsakos mint, 328-323 b.c.
O. Herakles head right wearing lion's skin
R. Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre, both feet forward, Demeter facing with two torches in left field.
b70
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Alexander the Great 336-323 b.c.217 viewsLifetime Issue Silver Drachm
aEF, 4.253g 16.3mm 45 deg, Lampsakos mint, Price 1356, Muller 398; Thompson 71, Series V
O: Herakles head right wearing lion's skin knotted at neck.
R:Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre, both feet forward, Demeter facing with two torches in left field.
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Alexandria - Ptolomeo III (285-246 bC)15 viewsdikalkos
Zeus Amnon - Eagle
Diam 18 mm - 4,67 g
antvwala
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Amatokos II, AE23; Grapes/ Double axe21 viewsThracian (Scythian) King Amatokos II, ca. 359 - 351 B.C. 16,6g. 23mm. Bronze. obs: AMATOKO. Double axe. Rev: Grapes. Peter, Dynasten S. 134. Jurukova, TC Tf. 9, 47.Podiceps
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Andronicus I Comnenus (1183 - 1185 A.D.)38 viewsBillon Trachy
O: MP - ΘV. The Theotokos (Virgin Mary) standing facing on dais, holding bust of the infant Christ.
R: ANΔPONIKOC ΔECΠOTHC / IC - XC. Andronicus standing facing, holding labarum and globus cruciger, being crowned by Christ to right, holding Gospels.
Constantinople Mint
2.95
sb 1985
1 commentsMat
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Andronicus I, SBCV 198715 viewsANΔPO NIKOS
AE Tetarteron
No legend - Facing bust of Virgin Orans with infant christ on breast MP / ӨV
Half length figure of Andronicus with forked beard, holding labarum and globus cruciger
Thessalonica mint, 24mm, 3.62g
novacystis
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Andronicus I, SBCV 198736 viewsANΔPO NIKOS
AE Tetarteron
No legend - Facing bust of Virgin Orans with infant christ on breast MP / ӨV
Half length figure of Andronicus with forked beard, holding labarum and globus cruciger
Thessalonica mint, 22mm, 5.08g
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Antigonos I Monopthalmos11 viewsAs Strategos of Asia, 320-306/5 BC, or king, 306/5-301 BC.
Silver Drachm. In the name and types of Alexander III. Lampsakos mint.
18 mm. 3,96 g.
Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin.
Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, A-in-wreath above B, monogram below throne.
Price 1979.
_61.39
Antonivs Protti
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Antigonos I Monopthalmos13 viewsAs Strategos of Asia, 320-306/5 BC, or king, 306/5-301 BC.
Silver Drachm. In the name and types of Alexander III. Lampsakos mint.
18 mm. 3,96 g.
Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin.
Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, A-in-wreath above B, monogram below throne.
Price 1979.
_61.39
Antonivs Protti
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Antiochos II Theos84 views261-246 BC. AR Tetradrachm (28mm, 16.17 g, 7h). Seleukeia on the Tigris mint. Diademed head of Antiochos I right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY, Apollo Delphios seated left on omphalos, testing bow in his right hand, left hand resting on omphalos; monograms to outer left and right. SC 587.1c; ESM 180; HGC 9, 236g.
From the RJM Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 60 (22 May 2002), lot 891.

My first coin from Seleukeia-on-the-Tigris
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Antiochos XII, Dionysos34 viewsAE 23, 7.82g, Antiochos XII, Dionysos, 87-83 BC, Damaskos. Obv: Antiochos facing right. Rev: Zeus holding Nike, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΞΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΙ ΦΑΛΛΙΝΙΚΑ , F/aVF. Like Hoover HGC 9, 1329 (S-R1) but larger.Molinari
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Antiochus I (Soter) * Apollo, 280-261 BC68 views
Antiochus I * Apollo,* 280-261 BC
Ć hemidrachm (?)

Obv: Diademed head of Antiochus right
Rev: Apollo seated on omphalos (Delphi), holding arrow in right hand, leaning on strung bow with his left hand, left-facing.
BASILEOS to the right, [A]NTIOXOY to the left. Monograms to left and right, omitted by strike from the right, effaced by wear from the left.

Weight: ca. 4.0 grams
Die axis: 190 degs.

Patina: Quite lovely 'desert-patina.'

Sear, GCATV * (SG) Number 6866v (This example appears to be bronze, not silver: I have been unable to date to find any reference to an Ć variant of SG #6866).
BMC, 4.9, 10


This coin bears portrait of the middle-aged Antiochus I 'Soter,' from the time of his sole reign (280-261 BC.), following the death of his father, Seleukos I.
The reverse depicts Delphian Apollo holding a single arrow, as opposed to the two arrows as seen on the coins dating from his joint-reign with his father.

* Olympian

Tiathena
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Antiochus II Theos - AR tetradrachm8 viewsin the name of Seleukos I
Susa
261-246 BC
head of young Herakles wearing lion's skin right
Zeus seated left, leaning on scepter, holding eagle
ΣEΛEYKOY // (TAYP)
(ΔYP)
BAΣIΛEΩΣ
SC 603.3c; HGC 9, 235
ex Künker
Johny SYSEL
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Antiochus IV Epiphanes. AE16. Queen Laodice148 viewsSELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochus IV Epiphanes serrated AE16. 175 - 164 B.C. Seleucia-in-Pieria mint. Veiled bust of Laodice IV r. Border of dots / BASILEWS ANTIOCOU, North African Elephant (Extinct) head left, prow of galley right. Houghton 113

The North African elephant was a possible subspecies of the African bush elephant, or possibly a separate elephant species, that existed in North Africa until becoming extinct in Ancient Roman times.
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Asia Minor, Caria, Iasos, Apollo, nymph16 viewsIasos
Asia Minor, Caria
Ć10, circa 4th-3rd centuries BC
Obv.: Laureate head of Apollo facing slightly left
Rev.: IAΣI, Head of nymph right, with hair in sakkos; crayfish to right.
Ć, 0.94g, 9.9mm
Ref.: Ashton 17-19
shanxi
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Asia Minor, Kyzikos, Mysia123 viewsObol (Silver, 0.83 g 9mm), c. 475. Forepart of boar to left with on shoulder; behind, tunny fish. Rev. Lion´s head with open jaws to left. SNG Paris 378. SNG von Aulock 7333. Von Fritze 11.

Sold at Baltimore Coin Show - 3/26/09
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Hierocaesarea, Antoninus Pius, River God15 viewsLydia. Hierocaesaraea
Antoninus Pius
Bronze, Ć 19
Obv: AV KAI T AIΛIOC ANTΩNЄINOC, Laureate head right.
Rev: ΓΛAVKOC IЄPOKAICAPЄΩN, River god Glaukos reclining left, holding reed and resting elbow upon overturned urn from which liquid flows.
Ć, 19mm, 5.13g
RPC IV.2 online 1264-9 (this coin)
Ex Numismatik Naumann, auction 53, Lot 474
shanxi
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Kyzikos7 viewsKyzikos, Mysia
AR Hemiobol, ca. 410-400 BC
Obv.: Head of Attis left, wearing Phrygian cap.
Rev.: KYZI, Head of bull facing slightly right.
Ag, 0.31g, 7.8mm
Ref.: SNG von Aulock 7336; Klein 268.
Ex Numismatik Naumann, Auction 80, Lot 871 (part of)
shanxi
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Kyzikos28 viewsKyzikos, Mysia
AR obol, 525 - 475 B.C.
Obv.: forepart of boar left, reversed E on side, tunny fish behind
Rev.: head of roaring lion left within incuse square
Ag, 0.77g, 13.3x10.3mm
Ref.: SNG France 377-8, BMC Mysia p. 35, 118
Ex Gitbud & Naumann
shanxi
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Kyzikos, Boar, Lion19 viewsKyzikos, Mysia
AR obol, 525 - 475 B.C.
Obv.: forepart of boar left, reversed E on side, tunny fish behind
Rev.: head of roaring lion left within incuse square
Ag, 0.79g, 10.4mm
Ref.: SNG France 377-8, BMC Mysia p. 35, 118, SNG Cop 4 #48 (Mysia)
Ex Numismatik Naumann, Auction 80, Lot 871 (part of)
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Kyzikos, Dolphin, Tunny2 viewsKyzikos, Mysia
AR obol, 550-480 BC
Obv.: Dolphin left above tunny left.
Rev.: Quadripartite incuse square.
Ag, 0.76g, 7.7x11mm
Ref.: unpublished, Von Fritze II -; SNG France -; SNG von Aulock -; SNG Copenhagen -; Rosen -; Klein -.
Ex Numismatik Naumann, Auction 80, Lot 871 (part of)
shanxi
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Kyzikos?, Tetartemorion10 viewsAsia Minor uncertain
Kyzikos, Mysia ??
AR Tetartemorion, 510-480 B.C.
Obv.: forepart of boar? right
Rev.: incuse punch
Ag, 0.14g, 5mm
Ref.: -
Ex Helios Numismatik
shanxi
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Lampsakos5 viewsLampsakos, Mysia
AR Tetrobol
4th-3rd centuries BC.
Obv.: Janiform female heads
Rev.: Helmeted head of Athena right
Ag, 2.49g, 12.4mm
Ref.: SNG France 1175–6
Ex Numismatik Naumann, Auction 80, Lot 871 (part of)
shanxi
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Lampsakos, Herakles, Athena7 viewsMysia, Lampsakos
AE10, 4th-3rd centuries BC
Obv.: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Rev.: Helmeted head of Athena right, ΛA below
Ć, 0.97g, 10mm
Ref.: Klein 274
shanxi
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, Asklepios, Eagle, Seleukos magistrate22 viewsMysia, Pergamon
AE24, Circa 200-133 BC
Seleukos, magistrate.
Obv.: ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ, Head of Asklepios right
Rev.: Π-EΡ-Γ-A / MHNΩN. Eagle standing left, head right, on thunderbolt..
AE, 8.04g, 24.4mm
Ref.: SNG von Aulock 7491; SNG Copenhagen 378.
shanxi
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Asia Minor, Phrygia, Laodikeia, Tyche, wolf (river god Lykos) 7 viewsLaodikeia
Asia Minor, Phrygia
Obv.: Turreted head of Tyche right
Rev.: ΛAOΔI / KEΩN, wolf (river god Lykos) seated left
Ć, 2.57g, 12mm
Ref.: BMC 22
shanxi
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Attalus I AR Tetradrachm 241-197 BC31 viewsOBV: Diademed head of Philetairos, founder of the Pergamene dynasty, to right
REV: Athena enthroned left resting left arm on shield and placing a wreath on the name of PHILETAIROY with her extended right arm. 'A' in field below Athena's arm - likely Sear 7720
Philetairos was a eunuch trusted by Seleukos to guard the treasury at Pergamon. This he did for many years before eventually striking out on his own and founding a dynasty by adoption. Attalus I, one of his successors was a loyal ally of Rome in its wars with Macedon.
The coin is worn but it still retains much of its original portrait quality. The engravers of royal Greek tetradrachms often tried to capture a subtle atmospheric effect by fading the profile into the fields.
Diam 27.6 mm, wt 15.6 gm
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Augustus, RPC 273419 viewsAugustus, RPC 2734 from Caria Kos, head of Asklepios
Bronze AE 19, RPC I 2734, BMC Caria 223, SNG Cop 696, F, Cos mint, 3.328g, 19.5mm, 0°, c. 10 B.C. - c. 10 A.D.; obverse [ΣEBAΣTOΣ], laureate head right; reverse [KΩIΩN XAΡMΥΛOΣ B], laureate head of Aesklepios right.
cars100
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Augustus, with Julia Augusta (Livia), RPC 246631 viewsIonia, Smyrna mint, Augustus, with Julia Augusta (Livia), struck circa 10 B.C. AE, 20mm 4.58g, Leontiskos Hippomedontos, magistrate, RPC 2466; SNG Copenhagen 1334
O: ΣEBAΣTΩI ZMYPNAIOI, Jugate heads right of Augustus, laureate, and Livia, draped
R: ΔIONIΣIOΣ KOΛΛYBAΣ, Aphrodite Stratonicis standing facing, holding scepter and Nike, leaning on column; to right, dove standing left
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Baktrian Kingdom, Diodotos I, ca. 255/250-240 BC, AR Tetradrachm 27 viewsDiademed head of the Diodotos I right.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ANTIOXOY (of King Antiochos). Zeus striding left, hurling thunderbolt in right hand, aegis over extended left arm; eagle standing in lower inner left, monogram in left field above eagle.

SC 628 (b); Holt A2 (Holt A2 example 2 = this coin); Bopearachchi 2E; Mitchiner 64c; Kritt, Dynastic Transitions Type A2 (Plate 1, page 19); HGC 9, 243. Mint “A”- Ai Khanoum ca. 255-250 BC.

(29 mm, 16.92 g, 6h).
Eukratides Ancient Numismatics: ex- William K. Raymond Collection; ex- Kovacs (1997)

The Kingdom of Baktria was created from the Seleukid province of Bactro-Sogdiana when the satrap Diodotos I began to act independently of the Seleukid king, Antiochos II around 256 BC. The first step towards independence came with the issue of coinage depicting Diodotos I, rather than the Seleukid king, Antiochos II. On their reverse the coins bear the image of a striding Zeus, rather than the Seleukid patron god Apollo. Yet the coinage maintains the legend ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ANTIOXOY indicating nominal servitude to the Seleukid king. This legend remained unchanged despite the accession to the throne of Seleukos III in 246 BC. In effect, this denies any allegiance to the latter king, while at the same time attesting to the legitimacy of Diodotos’ claim to the throne via his initial appointment under Antiochos II. Following the death of Diodotos I around 240 BC his son, Diodotos II, adopted the title of king, altering the legend of the coinage to that of ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔIOΔITOY, an unequivocal statement of independence.
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Baktrian Kingdom, Eukratides I, ca. 171-145 BC, AR Tetradrachm 34 viewsΒΑΣΙΛΕYΣ MEΓAΣ EYKPATIΔHΣ Diademed and draped bust of a mature Eukratides right, wearing a crested helmet decorated with ear and horn of a bull.
HΛIOKΛIOΣ KAI ΛAOΔIKHΣ Co-joined busts facing right of Eukratides parents, Heliokles and Laodike, ΦΛΩ monogram to left.

Bopearachchi Series 15 A; SNG ANS 526-527; Mitchiner 182a; Qunduz 245-246; HGC 12, 133; Sear 7572.

(30 mm, 16.16 g, 12h).

Gorny & Mosch Giessener Munzhandlung Auction 126, October 2003, 1534.
The distinctive reddish black remnant patina of this coin is a characteristic of the silver coins from the Mir Zakah deposit. It is probably from this, the largest hoard of coins ever found, that the coin is derived.

This issue may have been inspired by the earlier “pedigree” coinage of Agathokles and Pantaleon, but equally likely given the many apparent anomalies associated with the issue, is that it was issued by the parents of Eukratides as statement of their position and prestige in Baktrian society. Heliokles’ bare head indicates that he was not a king, whereas the diadem on Laodike’s head suggests that she was of royal blood. Tarn identified her as a Seleukid princess, daughter of Seleukos II and sister of Antiochus III. On the other hand, Hollis in Laodike Mother of Eucratides of Baktria makes a plausible case that Laodike was the daughter of Antiochos III. Hollis argues that Eukratides was in this way connected to the Seleukid royal family and was perhaps facilitated by the latter in his endeavor to seize the Baktrian throne.

This coinage has a number of curious characteristics. The legend on this coin names Eukratides is in the nominative case, so that it serves to label his portrait rather than to identify him as the issuing authority of the coinage. The legend naming his parents, on the other hand, is in the genitive, normally used to indicate a filial relationship an argument supported by Hollis. However, it could also imply that Heliokles and Laodike had authorized the coinage. Both sides of the coin have defined filleted borders, unique in the coinage of Eukratides. All other issues bear only an obverse border around the image of the king. The fabric of these coins indicates that Heliokles and Laodike occupy the obverse, anvil struck side of the coin. Nevertheless, they are most frequently described in the opposite manner, in accord with the convention that the ruler occupies the obverse side of the coin.
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Basileios, diakonos, chartoularios and protekdikos. Byzantine lead seal 11th century AD278 viewsBasileios, diakonos, chartoularios and protekdikos. Byzantine lead seal 11th century AD
The Virgin Hodegetria, wearing nimbus, chiton and maphorion, pointing with her right hand to Infant Christ, who she is holding on her left arm. Christ is wearing a nimbus cruciger decorated with pearls, chiton and himation. He is holding a scroll in his left hand, his right hand resting in the fold of his mother’s maphorion below the chin. In left and right fields, MP–ΘV; Circular inscription +ΘKE ROHΘEI-[TW CW ΔOVΛW] within two concentric circles
+RACI|ΛEIW ΔIA|KON,XTU|KAI ΠPO|TEKΔI|KW in six lines
35mm, 22.26g; extremely fine but for some areas of striking weakness, and of the finest style.

As protekdikos, Basileios was the presiding cleric of the tribunal of priests of Hagia Sophia, known as the ekdikoi. As chartoularios he was assistant to the patriarch of Constantinopolis.
1 commentsGert
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Bithynia, Nicomedia, 064 Julia Mamaea ( ??-235 A.D.), AE-19, NIKOMHΔЄΩN-ΔIC-NЄΩK, Astakos ?, Not listed ???,81 viewsBithynia, Nicomedia, 064 Julia Mamaea ( ??-235 A.D.), AE-19, NIKOMHΔЄΩN-ΔIC-NЄΩK, Astakos ?,
avers:- IOVΛIA-MAMAIA-AVG,
revers:- NIKOMHΔЄΩN-ΔIC-NЄΩK, Astakos ?,
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 19mm, weight: 3,47g, axis: 7h,
mint: Bithynia, Nicomedia, date: ??? A.D., ref: Not listed ???,
Q-001
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Bithynia, Nikomedeia, Severus Alexander, Rec. Gen. 31942 viewsSeverus Alexander, AD 222-235
AE 20, 4.26g, 20.24mm, 30°
obv. M AVR CEVH.ALEZANDROS AVG
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. TRIC NEWKORWN NIKOMEDEWN (ME ligate)
Astakos, nude to hips, stg. r., head l., r. foot on row, holding sceptre in
l. arm and pointing with l. hand backwards.
Rec. Gen. p.557, 319, pl.XCVI, 24
VF, black-green patina

Astakos was one of the founders of Astakos, ancestor of Nikomedia. He was worshipped until Roman times (W. Leschhorn, Gründer der Stadt, 1984, p.273) (Thanks to Dapsul!)

Astakos was founded by Colonists of Megara and later destroyed by Lysimachos. Nikomedes I. founded 264/3 a new city some miles north of the old Astakos and named it Nikomedia.
Jochen
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Bithynia, Nikomedia; Astakos, nude to hips r. head l. right foot on prow; AE 1825 viewsSeverus Alexander, Bithynia, Nikomedia, AE 18; laureate bust right/ Astakos, nude to hips, standing right, head left, right foot on prow, holding scepter in left arm and pointing with left hand backwards. Astakos was one of the ktistes of Astakos, ancestor of Nikomedia. He was worshipped until Roman times.Podiceps
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Bronze coin of Syracuse15 viewsA Syracuse bronze coin minted between 288-279 BC. 22.1mm, 6.5g.

Obverse: DIOS ELLANIOU, laureate head of young Zeus Hellanios right; undertype (Hercules?) bust right, profile facing 12:00 visible at the top of Zeus' head

Reverse: SURAKOSIWN, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings open, star or monogram in left field

Attribution: Calciati II p. 315, 171
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Bruttium, Kroton.16 viewsBruttium, Kroton. 425-380 BC. AR Stater (7.68 gm). Eagle standing r. on olive branch, wings spread, BOI to l. (Boiskos magistrate). / Delphic tripod adorned with fillet, laurel branch behind. ϘPOTΩ to l. VF/ gVF. Pegasi 122, #41. SNG ANS 346 (same dies); SNG Fitzwilliam 775 (same); HN Italy 2151; HGC 1460.Christian T
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Brutus Gold Stater 188 viewsRoman Consul Brutus in center accompanied by two lictors
KOΣΩN in ex. BR monogram on left.

Eagle standing left on scepter, wings open raising wreath in left claw.

Eastern mint, Dacia? 43-42 B.C.

8.38g

Choice aUNC

RPC I 1701; BMC Thrace p. 208, 1; BMCRR II 48; Crawford 433/1

Ex-ANE, Ex CNG

Clickable for larger image

For an excellent write up/ theory on these coins including a fascinating metalurgy report:
http://www.calgarycoin.com/reference/articles/koson/koson.htm

And of course the numiswiki article:
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/numiswiki/view.asp?key=Koson
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Brutus, Proconsul and Imperator, committed suicide 42 BC or Thrace, Koson, dynast 50-40 BC16 viewsAV stater, 18.7mm, 8.51g, 0deg, EF
KOΣΩN in ex, BR monogram left, Roman consul, Brutus, in center accompanied by two lictors, dot circle / Eagle standing left on sceptre, wings open, raising wreath in left foot, dot circle
RPC I 1701; BMC Thrace p. 208, 1; BMCRR II 48; Crawford 433/1
Consigned to Forvm
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Brutus, Proconsul and Imperator, committed suicide 42 BC or Thrace, Koson, dynast 50-40 BC26 viewsAV stater, 18mm, 8.39g, 0deg, Choice EF
KOΣΩN in ex, BR monogram left, Roman consul, Brutus, in center accompanied by two lictors, dot circle / Eagle standing left on sceptre, wings open, raising wreath in left foot, dot circle
RPC I, 1701; BMC Thrace p. 208, 2; BMCRR II 48
Consigned to Forvm
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Bulgaria: Konstantin I Asen (1257–1277) Ć Trachy, Veliko Turnovo (Youroukova & Penchev-44)27 viewsObv: Facing bust of Theotokos Hagiosoritissa, orans; stars below bust
Rev: Half-length facing bust of Konstantin I, holding labarum and akakia; stars around
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius I Comnenus (1081-1118) Ć Tetartemorion, Thessalonica (Sear-1934 ; DOC 44)29 viewsObv: Nimbate half-length facing bust of the Theotokos
Rev: Crowned half-length facing bust of Alexius, wearing loros, holding labarum and globus cruciger.
SpongeBob
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius I Comnenus (1081-1118) Ć Tetartemorion, Thessalonica (Sear-1934 ; DOC 44)9 viewsObv: Nimbate half-length facing bust of the Theotokos
Rev: Crowned half-length facing bust of Alexius, wearing loros, holding labarum and globus cruciger.
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius I Comnenus (1081-1118) Ć Tetartemorion, Thessalonica (Sear-1934 ; DOC 44)12 viewsObv: Nimbate half-length facing bust of the Theotokos
Rev: Crowned half-length facing bust of Alexius, wearing loros, holding labarum and globus cruciger.
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus I Commenos (1183-1185) Trachy, Constantinople (Sear-1985)45 viewsObv: MP - ΘV. The Theotokos (Virgin Mary) standing facing on dais, holding bust of the infant Christ.
Rev: ANΔPONIKOC ΔECΠOTHC / IC - XC. Andronicus standing facing, holding labarum and globus cruciger, being crowned by Christ to right, holding Gospels
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus I Commenos (1183-1185) Trachy, Constantinople (Sear-1985)58 viewsObv: MP - ΘV. The Theotokos (Virgin Mary) standing facing on dais, holding bust of the infant Christ.
Rev: ANΔPONIKOC ΔECΠOTHC / IC - XC. Andronicus standing facing, holding labarum and globus cruciger, being crowned by Christ to right, holding Gospels
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus I Commenos (1183-1185) Trachy, Constantinople (Sear-1985)26 viewsObv: MP - ΘV. The Theotokos (Virgin Mary) standing facing on dais, holding bust of the infant Christ.
Rev: ANΔPONIKOC ΔECΠOTHC / IC - XC. Andronicus standing facing, holding labarum and globus cruciger, being crowned by Christ to right, holding Gospels
SpongeBob
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus (1282-1295) Ć Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2334; DOC V.563-66; LPC 40; PCPC 101)55 viewsObv: Bust of the Virgin, arms spread, within the walls of Constantinople with 6 groups of triple towers, MP ΘV by her head, sigla in lower fields A - X
Rev: Christ standing on the right, facing three-quarters left, holding Book of Gospels, placing right hand on the head of Andronikos prostrate in proskynesis; in left field, +/AN/ΔPON/IKOC/ΔЄCΠΟ/ΤHCO/ΠAΛ or variation; in right, IC/XC
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus (1282-1328) Ć Trachy, Constantinople (Sear-2335; DOC 567)12 viewsObv: The Theotokos Hagiosoritissa standing facing, orans
Rev: Andronicus, holding cross-tipped scepter and akakia, being crowned by military saint


ex Prue Morgan Fitts Collection; ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 355, 15 July 2015, Lot 757
Quant.Geek
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Byzantine Empire: Constantine X Ducas (1059-1067) AR ⅔ Miliaresion, Constantinople (Sear-1851; DOC 6d)18 viewsObv: + ӨKЄ ROHӨЄI; Theotokos orans standing facing; MHP ӨV across field
Obv: + ӨKЄ RO/HӨЄI KШN/CTANTINШ/ΔЄCΠOTH/TШ ΔUKAv in seven lines; — • — above and below legend
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Byzantine Empire: Maurice Tiberius (582-602) Follis, Kyzikos (Sear-512)14 viewsObv: D N mAVRIC TIbER P P A.
Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger and shield.
Rev: Large M between A/N/N/O and G (date); above, cross; beneath, A; in exergue, NIKO.
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VII (1071-1078) Miliaresion, Constantinople (Sear-1873)35 viewsObv: The Theotokos (Virgin Mary) standing facing on dais, orans.+ΘKE ROHΘEI - TΩ CΩ ΔOVΛ / MR - ΘV.
Rev: Michael, crowned and wearing military attire, standing facing, holding long cross and resting on hilt of sheathed sword, dot below his right elbow, double border. +MIXAHΛ RACIΛ O ΔΚA.
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologus (1261-1282) Ć Trachy, Constantinople (Sear-2265; DOC 66-9)13 viewsObv: St. Demetrius standing facing, holding spear and shield
Rev: Michael, holding scepter, standing facing, being crowned by the Theotokos


ex Prue Morgan Fitts Collection; ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 355, 15 July 2015, Lot 757
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BYZANTINE, Bulgaria, Ivan Šišman (1371–1395) AR Half Groší (Youroukova & Penchev-12181 viewsObv: Half-length facing bust of the Theotokos, orans, Child on breast; M Θ across field
Rev: Half-length facing bust of Ivan Šišman, holding cross-tipped scepter; monograms across field
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Caligula, 37 - 41 AD 35 viewsObv: ΓAΙOC KAICAP, laureate head of Caligula facing right.

Rev: AIZANITΩN ЄΠI ΛΟΛΛIOY KΛACCIKOY, Zeus standing left holding an eagle in his outstretched right hand and a scepter in his left.

Magistrate: Lollios Klassikos

Ć 21, Aezanis, Phrygia mint, ca. 37 - 38 AD

5.3 grams, 19.6 mm, 0°

GIC 393
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Caracalla, AE 1839 viewsM V KAI [ANTONEINOC] - legend retrograde
Bust draped, right
NIKOPOLITON PROC ICT
Snake rising from altar
Varbanov (Eng.) I, -
unpublished?
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Caria - Mint Kos - mm 1536 viewsRugser
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Caria - Mint Kos - mm 1627 viewsRugser
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Caria, Kos258 viewsCirca 250 BC1 commentsGhengis_Jon
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Caria, Kos10 views
CARIA. Kos. Ae (Circa 250-210 BC). Anaxip-, magistrate. Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin. Rev: ΚΩΙ / ΑΝΑΞΙΠ. Crab. SNG von Aulock 2755 var. (magistrate); HGC 6, 1338.
ecoli
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Carian Islands, Kos16 viewsKos 300-190 BC.  AR Tetradrachm (14.55 gm). Head of Herakles r., wearing lionskin headdress / Crab, bow in bow case below. KΩION above, ΛEΩΔAMAΣ (magistrate) below, all within square with dotted border. aEF.  Pegasi Auction VI (2002) #177. SNG Cop. 627; SNG Delepierre 2729; SNG Berry 1116; HGC 6 #1308 (S); Ingvaldsen XIV 284, 52c (same dies); Requier 44a (same reverse die). 1 commentsChristian T
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Celtic AR-Drachm, 106 viewsCeltic AR-Drachm,
avers:- Laur-Zeus-head-right,
reverse:- Horse-trotting-left-
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 14mm, weight: 2,63g, axis: h,
mint: , date: Second-first century B.C., ref: Göbl-xx, Göbl-OTA-xx, Kostial-xx,
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Celtic AR-Drachm, #265 viewsCeltic AR-Drachm, #2
avers:- Laur-Zeus-head-right,
reverse:- Horse-trotting-left-wheel-above,
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Dachreiter type, date: Second-first century B.C., ref: Göbl-1892, Göbl-OTA-189-23, Kostial-459,
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Celtic AR-Drachm, Dachreiter type, Scarce,93 viewsCeltic AR-Drachm,
avers:- Laur-Zeus-head-right,
reverse:- Horse-trotting-left-wheel-above,
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 14mm, weight: 2,56g, axis: h,
mint: Dachreiter type, date: Second-first century B.C., ref: Göbl-1892, Göbl-OTA-189-23, Kostial-459,
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Celtic AR-Drachm, Dachreiter type, Scarce, #2178 viewsCeltic AR-Drachm, Dachreiter type, Scarce, #2
avers:- Laur-Zeus-head-right,
reverse:- Horse-trotting-left-wheel-above,
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 15-15,5mm, weight: 2,74g, axis: 9h,
mint: Dachreiter type, date: Second-first century B.C., ref: Göbl-1892, Göbl-OTA-189-23, Kostial-459,
Q-002
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Celtic AR-Drachm, Eastern Celts. AR Drachm. Uncertain Tribe, 2nd-1st centuries BC. Kugelwange (Ball cheek) Type.115 viewsCeltic AR-Drachm, Eastern Celts. AR Drachm. Uncertain Tribe, 2nd-1st centuries BC. Kugelwange (Ball cheek) Type.
avers:- Imitation of the issues of Philip II of Macedonia. Laureate head of Zeus right, large pellet on cheek.
reverse:- Stylized Horse trotting left, some pellet behind the neck of the horse and pellet within ring above.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 14mm, weight: 1,81g, axis: 7h,
mint: , date: Second-first century B.C., ref: Göbl, OTA pl. 17, 207. Kostial, Lanz 95, 507.
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Celtic AR-Drachm, Eastern Celts. AR Drachm. Uncertain Tribe, 2nd-1st centuries BC. Kugelwange (Ball cheek) Type. #2170 viewsCeltic AR-Drachm, Eastern Celts. AR Drachm. Uncertain Tribe, 2nd-1st centuries BC. Kugelwange (Ball cheek) Type. #2
avers:- Imitation of the issues of Philip II of Macedonia. Laureate head of Zeus right, large pellet on cheek.
reverse:- Stylized Horse trotting left, some pellet behind the neck of the horse and pellet within ring above.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 13-14mm, weight: 2,41g, axis: 9h,
mint: , date: Second-first century B.C., ref: Göbl, OTA pl. 17, 207. Kostial, Lanz 95, 507.
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Celtic AR-Drachm, Eastern Celts. AR Drachm. Uncertain Tribe, 2nd-1st centuries BC. Kugelwange (Ball cheek) Type. #371 viewsCeltic AR-Drachm, Eastern Celts. AR Drachm. Uncertain Tribe, 2nd-1st centuries BC. Kugelwange (Ball cheek) Type. #3
avers:- Imitation of the issues of Philip II of Macedonia. Laureate head of Zeus right, large pellet on cheek.
reverse:- Stylized Horse trotting left, some pellet behind the neck of the horse and pellet within ring above.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: , date: Second-first century B.C., ref: Göbl, OTA pl. 17, 207. Kostial, Lanz 95, 507.
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Celtic AR-Drachm, Kugelwange-type108 viewsCeltic AR-Drachm,
avers:- Laur-Zeus-head-right,
reverse:- Horse-trotting-left,
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 15mm, weight: 2,24g, axis: h,
mint: Kugelwange-type, date: 3rd. and 2nd. century B.C., ref: Göbl-xx, Göbl-OTA-xx, Kostial-xx,
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Celtic AR-Drachm, Kugelwangen type, kugel-triskele,85 viewsCeltic AR-Drachm, Kugelwangen type, kugel-triskele, 2nd c. BC.
avers:- Laur-Zeus-head-right,
reverse:- Horse-trotting-left-
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 13,5mm, weight: 2,21g, axis: 3h,
mint: Kugelwangen type, date:, 2nd.c. B.C., ref: Göbl-xx, Göbl-OTA-xx, Kostial-xx,
Distribution : , Hungary/ n. Serbia
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Celtic AR-Drachm, Kugelwangen type, kugel-triskele, 2nd c. BC. #274 viewsCeltic AR-Drachm, Kugelwangen type, kugel-triskele, 2nd c. BC. #2
avers:- Laur-Zeus-head-right,
revers:- Horse-trotting-left-
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 12-14mm, weight: 2,24g, axis: 0h,
mint: Kugelwangen type, date:, 2nd.c. B.C., ref: Göbl-xx, Göbl-OTA-xx, Kostial-xx,
Distribution : , Hungary/ n. Serbia
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Celtic AR-fouree-Drachm, 82 viewsCeltic AR-fouree-Drachm,
avers:- Laur-Zeus-head-right,
reverse:- Horse trotting left, circle above, curved rectangle below,
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 14mm, weight: 2,14g, axis: h,
mint: , date: Second-first century B.C., ref: Göbl-xx, Göbl-OTA-xx, Kostial-xx,
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Celtic AR-fouree-Drachm, 71 viewsCeltic AR-fouree-Drachm,
avers:- Laur-Zeus-head-right,
reverse:- Horse trotting left, circle above,
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 14mm, weight: 1,99g, axis: h,
mint: , date: Second-first century B.C., ref: Göbl-xx, Göbl-OTA-xx, Kostial-xx,
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Celtic AR-Obol, East Celts, #165 viewsCeltic AR-Obol, East Celts, #1
avers:- Laur-Zeus-head-right,
reverse:- Horse-trotting-left-
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 8-8,5mm, weight: 0,39g, axis: 2h,
mint: East Celts, date: Second-first century B.C., ref: Göbl-, Göbl-OTA-, Kostial-,
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"One similar type was presented in Auktionshaus H. D. Rauch GmbH/Auction Numismata Wien 2011/15. Apr. 201/Lot 26/
KELTISCHE MÜNZEN/OSTKELTEN/Südserbien
(D) Obol (0,38g), Typus "Baumreiter" (?). Av.: Stilisierter Kopf n.r. Rv.: Stilisiertes Pferd n.l. Dembski - (cf 1093/1094), OTA - (cf 143), Lanz - , Slg. Flesche -.
RR"
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Celtic AR-Obol, East Celts, #269 viewsCeltic AR-Obol, East Celts, #2
avers:- Laur-Zeus-head-right,
reverse:- Horse-trotting-left-
exergue: -/-//--, diameter:7,5mm, weight: 0,43g, axis: 6h,
mint: East Celts, date: Second-first century B.C., ref: Göbl-, Göbl-OTA-, Kostial-,
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Celtic AR-Tetradrachm, Kugelwange-type, Göbl-OTA-193/10, Kostial-470, #769 viewsCeltic AR-Tetradrachm, Kugelwange-type, Göbl-OTA-193/10, Kostial-470, #7
avers:- Laurate Zeus head right.
reverse:- Horse-trotting-left, circle and dot in over the horse.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 22,5-26,5mm, weight: 6,40g, axis: 2h,
mint: Kugelwange-type, date: 3rd. and 2nd. century B.C., ref: Göbl-OTA-193/10, Kostial-470, p-89,
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Celtic fouree AR-Tetradrachm, Kugelwange-type,172 viewsCeltic fouree AR-Tetradrachm, Kugelwange-type,
avers:- Laurate Zeus head right.
reverse:- Horse-trotting-left, cicle and dot in over the horse.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 22-26mm, weight: 9,77g, axis: h,
mint: Kugelwange-type, date: 3rd. and 2nd. century B.C., ref: Göbl-xx, Göbl-OTA-xx, Kostial-xx,
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Celtic Imitatation 27 viewsAlexander III the great
Drachm
Eastern Celtic Imitatation 1st cent b.c

Obverse:Head of Alexander III the Great right wearing lions skin
Reverse:Zeus Aetophoros on throne

18.00 mm 3.40 gm

Kostial 941
maik
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Celtic issue imitating Philip III Arrhidaios. AR Tetradrachm 6 viewsCelts, Lower Danube. Imitating Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.14 gm). Head of Herakles r. clad in lion skin headdress. / ΒΙΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ (sic), Zeus Aetophoros enthroned l., holding eagle and sceptre; two monograms in l. field, I below throne. VF. Good style for issue. SNG Cop 2 #1086; HGC 3.1 #973g; Lukanc 2; Muller plate XXVIII #93 (Philip III); Price P151 (Aradus); Gobl OTA plate 44 #579.4; Dembski KMW 1468; Kostial Sammlung Lanz p. 154 #898ff; Sammlung Flesche 740; CCCBM I #192; cf. Roma Num. E32 #27; Goldberg 93 #1501.

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Celtic, AR-Drachm, Horse trotting left, Göbl OTA 503/2, Pink 505,190 viewsCeltic, AR-Drachm, Drachm types "Kapostaler" ("Kapostaler Kleingeld"=unit) from Dunátúl-Velem, late-type ca. 100 B.C.
avers: Laureate Zeus head right,
reverse: Horse trotting left,
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 13,0-13,5mm, weight: 1,97g, axis: 9h,
mint: , date: ca. 100 B.C., ref: Göbl OTA 503/2, Pink 505,
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CELTIC, DANUBIAN CELTS53 viewsA drachm In the style of Alexander III
3rd Century BC or later
3.79 grams
Kostial 947
Obv. Head of Heracles right, wearing lion skin headdress
Rev. Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, trident head and pseudo-monogram before.
Richard M10
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CELTIC, Eastern Tribe ?27 viewsAR Tetradrachm of a Eastern Tribe ? 100BC

Weight: 8.44g
Ř: 24mm

Obv: Bust of ?

Rev: Saddle Head Horse.

Condition: gF/gVG

Ref: Pink 302, Kostial/Lanz 620.
Jorge C
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CELTIC. Danube Region. Imitating Philip III. Circa 2nd-1st Century BC. AR Tetradrachm43 viewsCELTIC. Danube Region. Imitating Philip III. Circa 2nd-1st Century BC. AR Tetradrachm (27mm - 16.44 g). Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre; monograms in inner left field; I under throne. Kostial 907; CCCBM I 189; Göbl, OTA 579.9. VF, weak reverse.

ex Vauctions
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CELTS 3rd Century BC or later7 viewsA drachm In the style of Alexander III

Grade is AU, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5

This coin was sold by Heritage and described as follows:

"DANUBIAN CELTS. Imitating Alexander. Ca. 3rd-2nd centuries BC. AR drachm."

Obv. Head of Heracles right, wearing lion skin headdress

Rev. Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, trident head and pseudo-monogram before. Cf..

Kostial 947
Richard M10
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Celts, Lower Danube20 viewsCelts, Lower Danube. 3rd-2nd c. BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.57 gm). Imitating Alexander III. Herakles r., wearing lionskin. High relief and crude style / Zeus Aëtophoros seated l on throne. Eagle on outstretched hand. Remnant of MA monogram l., Ξ below throne, & legend ΛΛΙΙΙΙΙΙΙΙΙΙΙ to r. and …MIMIVII… below. VF/F. Bt. Coral Gables 2001. Allen BMC (CCCBM I) 188; Castelin 1348; Göbl OTA 581/3; Kostial Lanz 906-918; KMW 1466; Pink 581. cf CNG EA 363 #213.Christian T
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Celts, Lower Danube. Imitating Philip III Arrhidaios9 viewsImitation of Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.14 gm) of Celts in the Lower Danube. Head of Herakles r. clad in lion skin headdress. / ΒΙΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ (sic), Zeus Aetophoros enthroned l., holding eagle and sceptre; two monograms in l. field, Ɪ below throne. Num. E32 #27; Goldberg 93 #1501. VF. Good style for issue. SNG Cop 2 #1086; HGC 3.1 #973g; Lukanc 2; Muller plate XXVIII #93 (Philip III); Price P151 (Aradus); Gobl OTA plate 44 #579.4; Dembski KMW 1468; Kostial Sammlung Lanz p. 154 #898ff; Sammlung Flesche 740; CCCBM I #192; cf. Roma Num. E32 #27; Goldberg 93 #1501.Anaximander
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Cilicia, Corycus. Domitian, with Domitia. RPC 281724 viewsCilicia, Corycus. Domitian with Domitia (AD 81–96). Ć 27.30mm, 10.66 g, 12h.
Obverse: ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑ[?N...] above, [...]ΚΡΑ[...?] below; laureate head of Domitian right, face to face with head of Domitia.
Reverse: [Ο]ΡΟN[ΤΟ...?] / [...] on right side; KΩΡΥΚ[Ι] / ΩΤΩΝ on left; Athena advancing right with head left, extending right arm and holding shield in left.
References: RPC II 2817 (uncertain city; to be placed under Corycus in RPC Sup. III).
Ex Süleyman Buz, 1-21-2014.

The partial restoration of the enigmatic legend on the right side of the reverse is based on the reading of another specimen, sold by the same seller (2-7-2014) to a determined collector. Compare the almost certainly wrong interpretation given in CNG E-321, lot 374.
Mark Fox
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CILICIA, KORYKOS25 views1st CENTURY BC
AE 22 mm 5.53 g
O: Turreted head of Tyche, right
R: Hermes, wearing petasos, holding caduceus; pellet to left
Cilicia, Korykos (Corycus); cf SNG Cop 115
laney
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CILICIA, KORYKOS City Coinage, AE19, SNG France 1075, Hermes24 viewsOBV: Turreted head of Tyche right; A behind
REV: ΚΩΡΥΚΙΩΤΩΝ, Hermes standing left, holding caduceus, ΕΥ/ΕΠΙ/ΕΡ in left field
5.87g, 19.42 mm

Minted at Cilicia, 100-30 BC
Legatus
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Cilicia, Korykos, Valerian I, BMC 2140 viewsValerian I, AD 253-260
AE 32, 22.19g, 32.07mm, 135°
obv. AV K PO - LIK OVALERIAN / OC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, radiate, r.
rev. KWRV (in ex.) KIW TW - N AV NAVAR, in r. field XI / C
Decorated price-urn inscribed QEMIA, with palmbranch between caduceus l.,
and aphlaston r., stg. on table with Dolphin shaped feet, wine pitcher under table; Dionysos,
nude, nebris around hip, wesring boots, stg. l., holding vine-grapes in r. hand and resting on tyrsos with raised l.
hand; l. at feet panther l., head turned r., raising r. foot.
ref. BMC 21; SNG Levante 820; SNG Copenhagen 123; SNG Paris 1123; SNG von Aulock 5686; Klose & Stumpf 259
about VF/VF
Jochen
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Cilicia, Korykos; Laureate head of Domitian right facing head of Domitia left / Athena standing left17 viewsDomitian, with Domitia. Cilicia, Korykos (Corycus)(?). A.D. 81-96. Ć 25mm (10.23g, 11h). Laureate head of Domitian right facing head of Domitia left / Athena standing left, holding wreath and shield. RPC 2817. Fine, brown patina. -The authors of RPC II could not identify the mint of this rare issue, but suggested Corycus in Cilicia as a possibility based on the restoration of the inscription and the fabric of the flan. The traces of inscription visible on this example may raise doubts about the possible reading of the inscription as KOPYKIWTWN. Ex Sayles & LavenderPodiceps
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Cimmerian Bosporos. Panticapaeum. (Circa 325-310 BC)22 viewsAE17 (4.07 gm)

Obverse: Head of bearded satyr left

Reverse: Π-A-N, head of bull left.

MacDonald 67. Anokhin 132.

Panticapaeum (Ancient Greek: Παντικάπαιον, translit. Pantikápaion, Russian: Пантикапей, translit. Pantikapei) was an ancient Greek city on the eastern shore of Crimea, which the Greeks called Taurica. The city was built on Mount Mithridat, a hill on the western side of the Cimmerian Bosporus. It was founded by Milesians in the late 7th or early 6th century BC.

This area eventually came to be ruled by the Spartocids, a Hellenized Thracian dynasty that ruled the Hellenistic Kingdom of Bosporus between the years 438–108 BC. They had usurped the former dynasty, the Archaeanactids, a Greek dynasty of the Bosporan Kingdom who were tyrants of Panticapaeum from 480 - 438 BC that were usurped from the Bosporan throne by Spartokos I in 438 BC, whom the dynasty is named after.

Spartokos I is often thought to have been a Thracian mercenary who was hired by the Archaeanactids, and that he usurped the Archaeanactids becoming "king" of the Bosporan Kingdom, then only a few cities, such as Panticapaeum. Spartokos was succeeded by his son, Satyros I, who would go on to conquer many cities around Panticapaeum such as Nymphaeum and Kimmerikon. Satyros's son, Leukon I, would go to conquer and expand the kingdom beyond boundaries his father ever thought of.

Ultimately, the Bosporan Kingdom entered into a decline due to numerous attacks from nomadic Scythian tribes in the subsequent centuries leading up to its fall.
Nathan P
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Class G, sb1867 attributed to Romanus IV 1068-1071 CE27 viewsObverse: Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cr., pallium and colobium, and raising r. hand in benediction; in l., hand scroll ; to l., IC to r., XC barred.
Reverse: Facing bust of virgans roans, nimbate and wearing palladium and maphorium; to l., MP to r., OV; border of large pellets.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1068-1071 CE
SB 1867 Class G
27mm, 5.49g
-The depiction of the Virgin Mary with her hands upraised in prayer ("orans") is of very ancient origin in Christian art. In the mausoleum of St Agnes in Rome is a depiction dating to the 4th century which depicts the Theotokos with hands raised in prayer and the infant Jesus sitting upon her knees. There is also an ancient Byzantine icon of the Mother of God "Nikopea" from the 6th century, where the Virgin Mary is depicted seated upon a throne and holding in her hands an oval shield with the image of "Emmanuel"

s the Virgin appears to be praying –her arms are extended outward- this icon type is also called the Virgin Orans. The title Orans (a person praying) comes from a type of non-narrative symbolic figure with outstretched arms we find in the catacombs and on sarcophagi (used in other situations, as well). Such figures –always female- were common in pagan imagery and were thought to symbolize filial piety. They were used, in funerary art, to represent the human soul (also thought to be female) of a deceased person. The early Christians adopted the figure for the same symbolic reason. Some art historians are of the opinion that the so called “orans” (or orant) figure also symbolized the whole Church at prayer. For this reason, the Virgin Orans is sometimes understood to be Mary, in her role as image of the Church, bringing Christ to the world and interceding for mankind with her Son. Orans or orant are generic terms now often used to describe any person in life or art praying with outstretched arms.
wileyc
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Class G, sb1867 attributed to Romanus IV 1068-1071 CE21 viewsObverse: Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cr., pallium and colobium, and raising r. hand in benediction; in l., hand scroll ; to l., IC to r., XC barred.
Reverse: Facing bust of virgans roans, nimbate and wearing palladium and maphorium; to l., MP to r., OV; border of large pellets.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1068-1071 CE
SB 1867 Class G
25mm, 9.71g
-The depiction of the Virgin Mary with her hands upraised in prayer ("orans") is of very ancient origin in Christian art. In the mausoleum of St Agnes in Rome is a depiction dating to the 4th century which depicts the Theotokos with hands raised in prayer and the infant Jesus sitting upon her knees. There is also an ancient Byzantine icon of the Mother of God "Nikopea" from the 6th century, where the Virgin Mary is depicted seated upon a throne and holding in her hands an oval shield with the image of "Emmanuel"

s the Virgin appears to be praying –her arms are extended outward- this icon type is also called the Virgin Orans. The title Orans (a person praying) comes from a type of non-narrative symbolic figure with outstretched arms we find in the catacombs and on sarcophagi (used in other situations, as well). Such figures –always female- were common in pagan imagery and were thought to symbolize filial piety. They were used, in funerary art, to represent the human soul (also thought to be female) of a deceased person. The early Christians adopted the figure for the same symbolic reason. Some art historians are of the opinion that the so called “orans” (or orant) figure also symbolized the whole Church at prayer. For this reason, the Virgin Orans is sometimes understood to be Mary, in her role as image of the Church, bringing Christ to the world and interceding for mankind with her Son. Orans or orant are generic terms now often used to describe any person in life or art praying with outstretched arms.
wileyc
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Class G, sb1867 attributed to Romanus IV 1068-1071 CE23 viewsObverse: Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cr., pallium and colobium, and raising r. hand in benediction; in l., hand scroll ; to l., IC to r., XC barred.
Reverse: Facing bust of virgans roans, nimbate and wearing palladium and maphorium; to l., MP to r., OV; border of large pellets.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1068-1071 CE
SB 1867 Class G
24mm, 7.68g
-The depiction of the Virgin Mary with her hands upraised in prayer ("orans") is of very ancient origin in Christian art. In the mausoleum of St Agnes in Rome is a depiction dating to the 4th century which depicts the Theotokos with hands raised in prayer and the infant Jesus sitting upon her knees. There is also an ancient Byzantine icon of the Mother of God "Nikopea" from the 6th century, where the Virgin Mary is depicted seated upon a throne and holding in her hands an oval shield with the image of "Emmanuel"

s the Virgin appears to be praying –her arms are extended outward- this icon type is also called the Virgin Orans. The title Orans (a person praying) comes from a type of non-narrative symbolic figure with outstretched arms we find in the catacombs and on sarcophagi (used in other situations, as well). Such figures –always female- were common in pagan imagery and were thought to symbolize filial piety. They were used, in funerary art, to represent the human soul (also thought to be female) of a deceased person. The early Christians adopted the figure for the same symbolic reason. Some art historians are of the opinion that the so called “orans” (or orant) figure also symbolized the whole Church at prayer. For this reason, the Virgin Orans is sometimes understood to be Mary, in her role as image of the Church, bringing Christ to the world and interceding for mankind with her Son. Orans or orant are generic terms now often used to describe any person in life or art praying with outstretched arms.
wileyc
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CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT (307-337). Commemorative series. Follis. Kyzikos.16 viewsObv: VRBS ROMA. Helmeted and mantled bust left.
Rev: SMKS. Lupa Romana standing left, suckling twins Romulus and Remus; above, two stars.
References: RIC 90. R2
16mm and 2.47 grams.
Canaan
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Corinth - BMC 18410 viewsCorinth, circa 400-338 BC.
AR Drachm (2.3 gm).
Pegasos flying left /
Head of Aphrodite in sakkos.
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Corinth AR Drachm48 viewsObv: Pegasus with pointed wing flying to left; below, koppa.
Rev: Head of Aphrodite to left, wearing a pearl necklace and with her hair bound in a sakkos.
Cat #: SNG Lockett 2143 (similar)
Year: Circa 330 BC
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CORINTHIA, CORINTH, 350-300 BC50 viewsDrachm, 13mm, 2.15 g, 9h

O - Pegasos flying left
R - Head of Aphrodite left, hair in sakkos; monogram before neck.

Cf. BCD Corinth 176 (same obv. die, different rev. type); SNG Copenhagen -; BMC -; SNG Lockett -; Pozzi -.
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Corinthia, Corinth.12 viewsCorinthia, Corinth. 345-307 BC. AR Drachm (2.71 gm). Pegasos flying l., with pointed wing. Ϙ below. / Head of Aphrodite l., wearing sakkos. ΔΙ in lower fields. gVF. BCD Corinth 155; BMC 322; HGC 1869 (R1); cf SNG Cop 125; SNG Lockettt 2139; Winterthur 2110.Christian T
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Corinthia, Corinth. AR Drachm29 views Obv: Pegasus flying right, koppa (Ϙ) below
Rev: Head of Aphrodite right, wearing earring and necklace, hair in sakkos
14mm., 2.7gm.
ancientone
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Corinthian Stater -- 375-300 BC11 views8.44 g, 21 mm, 180°
Silver Stater; Toned, Rough Surfaces
Pegasi I 400; BCD Corinth –

Obverse: Pegasos Flying Left.
Reverse: Head of Athena in Corinthian Helmet Left; A Before, Astralogos Behind.

One of the richest and greatest of the Ancient Greek Poleis, Corinthia gained its wealth from the control of the Isthmus connecting Peloponnese and Central Greece. It was the mother city many important colonies, including Syracuse, Corcyra, and Leukos, which led to them minting similar coinage. Pegasos, the mythical flying horse captured by Bellerophon, the founder of Corinth, adorns the obverse while Athena in the distinct Corinthian style helmet adorns the reverse. In Corinth's origin myth, Athena provided Bellerophon with the bridle to capture Pegasos.
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Corinto, dracma (350-338 a.C) 2 viewsCorinto (350-338 a.C) dracma
AR, 2.41 gr, 15 mm, MB
D/ Afrodite con sakkos; dietro, A.
R/ Pegaso; sotto, koppa.
BMC 231
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo (Roma, Italia, 14 ottobre 2019, numero catalogo XXX), ex collezione Vanni, Tinia numismatica (Follonica, Italia, fino all'ottobre 2019)
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crab24 viewsCaria, Kos ca 250 BC (SG5012)Ghengis_Jon
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Crusader States. Neapolitan Princes of Epirus and Corfu. Philip of Taranto (1294-1313)11 viewsBI Denier Tournois, Lepanto (Nafpakos, Greece) mint, struck 1294-1307. .77 g. 18.65 mm. max. 0°

Metcalf cf. DR1, Maloy cf. 111a

Obv.: + (lis) Ph'S • P • TAR DESP • (=Philippus princeps Traranti, despatus), cross pattée

Rev.: + (I) NEPANTI CIVIS, castle tournois

Philip received Lepanto in 1294 as a dowry from his wife Thamar. This legend was used before Philip assumed the title Princeps Achiai, c. 1307.
Stkp
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Cyzikus7 viewsCyzicus, Mysia.
Cn. Pedanius Fuscus Salinator, 98 - 102, magistrate.
Obv: AVT NEP TPAIANOC KAI CEB TEP
Laureate head right
Rev: EΠI ΦOVCKOV / K V / Z I
Man (Heros Cyzikos) standing facing, head left, holding spear

18mm, 5.60g
SNG Copenhagen 103; BMC 212
klausklage
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Danubian Celts16 viewsCelts, Danubian, Hungarian. 2nd-1st c. BC. AR Drachm (1.92 gm). Kugelwange type of Pannonia (Syrmia?) in imitation of Philip II. Laureate and bearded head of Zeus r. / Celticized prancing horse l., pellet in anulet above and pellet below tail. Mane of dots. gVF. Bt. Coral Gables 1999. Kostial Lanz 506-509; CCCBM I S134; KMW 1122; Göbl OTA pl 17 204-205.2.Christian T
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Danubian Celts21 viewsCelts, Middle Danube (Velem, Hungary). 2nd c. BC. AE Stater (6.87 gm). Kapostal Type of the Hercuniates Imitating Philip II Celticized laureate head of Zeus r., arc of pellets before / Celticized horseman with large crest above head, riding l.; crescent to l. & ∞ below. VF. Bt. Gables Coin, 1999. Cf Göbl OTA 488/7; Kostial Lanz 777 or 780ff; CCCBM I 85 or 90; KMW 1413; Pink 500; Dessewffy 250; BMCC 98.Christian T
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Danubian Celts20 viewsCelts, Danubian, Hungarian Plains. 2nd-1st c. BC. AR Didrachm (5.61 gm). Imitation of Philip II of uncertain tribe in Transylvania. Devolved head of Zeus r., cheek piece resembling four-spoked wheel / Disjointed horse with slight remains of rider, l. Horse head of Saddlehead type. VF. Bt. Gables Coin, 1999. Göbl OTA 300/15-6 var. (symbols on rev.); Kostial Lanz 653 var. (same); CCCBM I 46 var. (same); KMW-.Christian T
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Danubian Celts, Carpathian Region39 viewsCelts, Danubian, Carpathian Region, Uncertain Tribe. 1st c. BC. AR Tetradrachm (14.83 gm). Imitating Thasos Celticized and degraded head of Dionysos right, wearing ivy wreath / Celticized Herakles, standing facing, holding club and lionskin. Legend degraded to mere dots. VF. CNG 51 #19. Göbl OTA Class V; cf Kostial Lanz 983-994.2 commentsChristian T
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Delmatius RIC VII, Cyzikus 13257 viewsDelmatius 335 - 337 Caesar, nephew of Constantine I, brother of Hanniballianus
AE - AE 4, 1.77g, 15mm
Cyzikus 4. officina, 336 - 337
obv. FL IVL DELMATIVS NOB C
cuirassed bust, laureate head r.
rev. GLOR - IA EXERC - ITVS
2 helmeted soldiers standing facing each another, spear in outer hand,
inner hand on shield setting on ground, between them a standard
exergue: SMK Delta
RIC VII, Cyzikus 132; C.8
R2; good F, sandpatina
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Jochen
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Demetrios II52 viewsDemetrios II Nikator(Second reign129-125 BC)
Tetradrachm Damaskos 127-126 BC

Obverse:Diademed head right
Reverse:ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ ΘΕΟΥ ΝΙΚΑΤΟΡΟΣ;Zeus seated left holding Nike;monogram to left field and below throne;date in exergue

16.45gm 28mm

SNG Spaer 2267 (same obverse dies);Same dies with CNG 72 lot 953 http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=84721
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Demetrios III Eukairos26 viewsSELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Demetrios III Eukairos. 97/6-88/7 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 15.87 g, 12h). Damaskos mint. Dated SE 224 (89/8 BC). Diademed head right, pellet on nose / Cult statue of Atargatis standing facing, flowers in hands, grain ears on shoulders; N above monogram to outer left, AIε (date) and monogram in exergue; all within wreath. SC 2451.11; HHV 98 (A23/P91); HGC 9, 1305; DCA 304. 1 commentsecoli
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Demetrius II8 viewsSELEUKID EMPIRE. Demetrios II Nikator. Second reign, 129-125 BC. AR Tetradrachm (28mm, 16.46 g, 1h). Damaskos mint. Dated SE 185 (128/7 BC). Diademed head right / Zeus Nikephoros seated left; monogram to outer left, monogram below throne, [EΠΡ (date) in exergue]. SC 2181.5; Schwei Group 4, 64 (A10/P37 – this coin); HGC 9, 1116d; DCA 223. VF, toned, deposits on reverse.

Ex George Bernert Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 106, 13 September 2017), lot 476; Cederlind BBS 132 (4 October 2004), lot 86; Peus 283 (14 May 1974), lot 143.
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Dyrrachium, Illyria, Drachm, DYP AYKIΣKOY10 viewsAR Drachm
Greek Provincial Dyrrhachium, Illyria
Magistrate Meniskos
Issued: After 229BC
18.0mm 3.21gr
O: MENIΣKOΣ; Cow standing right, looking left, calf suckling left; statue of diety, right.
R: DYP AYKIΣKOY; Double stellate pattern within double linear square with sides curved inwards.
Mionnet 122; BMC 94 - 95; Ceka 325.
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Dyrrhachion, Illyria, Autonomous c. (250-200 BC), AR Drachm27 viewsAncient Greek, Dyrrhachion, Illyria, Autonomous c. (250-200 BC), AR Drachm

Obverse: MƐNIΣKOΣ, Meniskos and Kallonos, magistrates. Cow standing right, looking back at suckling calf standing left below; above, Nike with wreath flying right; thunderbolt in exergue, all within dotted circle border.

Reverse: Double stellate pattern; ΔYP-KAΛ-ΛΩ-NOΣ around; all within linear circle border.

Reference: Ceka 322; Maier 256; SNG Copenhagen 476. VF- grade.
Gil-galad
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East-Celtic AR-Drachm, #21126 viewsEast-Celtic AR-Drachm, #21
avers:- Laur-Zeus-head-right,
reverse:- Horse-trotting-left-
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 12,2mm, weight: 2,59g, axis: 3h,
mint: , date: Second-first century B.C., ref: Göbl-xx, Göbl-OTA-xx, Kostial-xx,
Q-021
quadrans
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East-Celtic AR-Drachm, #22121 viewsEast-Celtic AR-Drachm, #22
avers:- Laur-Zeus-head-right,
reverse:- Horse-trotting-left-
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 14-15mm, weight: 1,54g, axis: 3h,
mint: , date: Second-first century B.C., ref: Göbl-xx, Göbl-OTA-xx, Kostial-xx,
Q-022
quadrans
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Eastern Celts Imitating Alexander III30 viewsEastern Celts
Imitating Alexander III
AR drachm, 1st cent BC
Stylized bust r.
Stylized Zeus seated l.
Kostial 947
Ardatirion
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Eastern Celts, near Sirmium21 viewsEastern Celts, near Sirmium
Imitating Philip II of Macedon
AR drachm , 1st cent BC
Kugelwange type
Stylized bust of Zeus r.
Stylized horse walking l.
Cf. Kostial 503
Ardatirion
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EB0054 Boar / Lion6 viewsKyzikos, Mysia. AR Trihemiobol (1/24 stater?), after 480 BC.
Obverse: Forepart of running boar left, tunny fish swimming upwards behind.
Reverse: Head of roaring lion left, within shallow incuse square.
References: BMC Mysia 112, Grose 7577.
Diameter: 9mm, Weight: 0.597g.
EB
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EB0091 Zeus / Athena16 viewsSeleukia, Seleukos I, SELEUKID EMPIRE, AR Tetradrachm, 305-280 BC.
Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right.
Reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY, Athena Promachos, brandishing spear in right hand and holding shield on left arm, in quadriga drawn by elephants right.
References: Cf. SC 130-133, BMC 33.
Diameter: 27mm, Weight: 16.251g.
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EB0094 Seleukos IV / Apollo4 viewsAntioch, Seleukos IV, SELEUKID KINGDOM, AR Tetradrachm, 187-175 BC
Obverse: Diademed head of Seleukos IV right.
Reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY, Apollo seated left on omphalos, testing arrow in his right hand, left hand on bow set on ground to right; palm branch to left, ɸ in exergue.
References: SNG Spaer 839,840; BMC 11.
Diameter: 30mm, Weight: 16.434g.
EB
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EB0223 Apollo / Apollo5 viewsSeleukos 4, SELEUKID KINGDOM, AE 23 serrate, 187-175 BC.
Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo right, [ME monogram behind head].
Reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY, Apollo standing left, holding arrow and resting left elbow on tripod, monogram in lower left field.
References: SG 6968; BMC 23.
Diameter: 23mm, Weight: 11.763g.
EB
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EB0301 Apollo / Athena5 viewsSeleukos I Nikator, Syria, AE 22, 300-281 BC.
Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo right.
Reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY to right and left of Athena Promachos standing right, holding spear and shield; anchor to inner right.
References: SC 15•1,2; SNG Spaer 3,6; Houghton 2,3.
Diameter: 22.5mm, Weight: 7.821g.
EB
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EB0302 Medusa / Bull5 viewsSeleukos I, Syria, AE 19, 312-280 BC.
Obverse: Winged head of Medusa right, snakes flowing behind.
Reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY, above and below bull butting right, Ξ in ex.
References: SG 6852.
Diameter: 19mm, Weight: 4.527g.
EB
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EB0303 Artemis / Apollo5 viewsSeleukos III, Syria, AE 16,226-223 BC.
Obverse: Head of Artemis right.
Reverse: [BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY], Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow & leaning on bows.
References: -.
Diameter: 16mm, Weight: 3.539g.
EB
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Elagabalus, SNG MĂźnchen 946-5014 viewsLaodicea ad Mare mint, Elagabalus, A.D. AE, 17.5mm 5.37g, SNG München 946-50
O: IMP CM AVR AN TONINVS AVG, laureate head r.
R: LADI CEON DE, turreted bust of Tyche in two column shrine (Naiskos)
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FH-G-03118 viewsSyria, Seleukid Kingdom; Seleukos III Soter (Keraunos); Antioch 225-223 BC; AE17

- Draped bust of Artemis right, quiver at shoulder; round dot border.

- ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ
- BASILEWS / SELEYKOY
– Apollo Delphios seated left on omphalos, holding arrow & resting on bow

3.92gm / 17.32mm / Axis: 0

References:
SC 922

Notes:
Very nice bust, well centered on tight flan. Rev control marks off flan. Pairs nicely with my FH-G-032. - compare to coin listed here: https://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=166953 From the J.S. Wagner Collection.
Jonathan P
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FH-G-03211 viewsSyria, Seleukid Kingdom; Seleukos III; 225-223 BC; AE16

- Draped bust of Artemis right, quiver at shoulder; round dot border.

- ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ
- BASILEWS / SELEYKOY
- Apollo Delphios seated left on omphalos, holding arrow & resting on bow; Monogram below.

3.71gm / 16.08mm / Axis: 0

References:
SC 922

Notes: Dec 7, 15 - Ruler- Seleukos III Soter (Keraunos)
Off centered and small flan is very common with this type. Reverse is nicer than most in that it is mostly legible and shows monogram control mark. Pairs nicely with my FH-G-031
- compare to coin listed here: https://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=166953 From the J.S. Wagner Collection.
Jonathan P
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FH-G-0336 viewsSyria, Seleukid Kingdom; Seleukos III; 225-223 BC; AE15

- Draped bust of Artemis right, quiver at shoulder; round dot border.

- ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ
- BASILEWS / SELEYKOY
- Apollo Delphios seated left on omphalos, holding arrow & resting on bow.

3.07gm / 15.52mm / Axis: 0

References:
SC 922

Notes: Dec 7, 15 - Ruler- Seleukos III Soter (Keraunos)
Off centered and small flan is very common with this type.
- compare to coin listed here: https://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=166953 From the J.S. Wagner Collection.
Jonathan P
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FH-G-04914 viewsSyria, Seleukid Kingdom; Seleukos I Nikator; Antioch 312-281 BC; bronze AE20

- Winged head of Medusa right, snakes flowing behind.

- ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ
- BASILEWS / SELEYKOY
- Bull butting right.

5.60gm / 20.19mm / Axis: 0

References:
Sear 6852
Lindgren 1751
BMC 62
SC 21

Notes: Dec 24, 15 - Examples here: http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/sg/sg6852.t.html
Jonathan P
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Galerius Concordia Militum Ӕ post-reform radiate fraction (295 - 299), Cyzicus mint7 viewsGAL VAL MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES, radiate, draped (?) and cuirassed bust right / CONCORDIA MI-LITVM + KB in lower centre, Prince (the left figure) standing right in military dress, holding parazonium or baton of imperium, receiving small Victory with a wreath and palm branch on globe from naked Jupiter (the right figure) standing left holding tall scepter.

Ӕ, 20mm, 2.36g, die axis 6h, base metal seems red, high copper content.

Galerius ruled as Caesar from 293 to 305, but most sources give minting years for this type of coin as 295-299.

RIC VI Cyzicus 19b (18b?), Sear 3713. 19b has cuirassed and draped bust, 18b -- only cuirassed. I think the edge of the military cape on the shoulder means it is draped in this case, but distinction seems very vague to me. Looking at coins identified as 18b and 19b I cannot see any clear pattern, it seems that many are confused in this respect just like myself.

GALerius VALerius MAXIMIANUS NOBilitas CAESar (in this era the title of "junior" emperor while Augustus was a "senior" one), CONCORDIA MILITVM = [Dedicated to] harmony with the soldiers, K = Kysikos (Cyzicus) mint, B = officina Beta (workshop #2). The figure to the right is naked except for a cape, so it is a god, the sceptre points to him being Jupiter, the ruler of gods. Jupiter is also typically associated with Victory, he was often depicted with Victory in the right hand and sceptre in the left. The line across his head probably designates a wreath, also a common feature of Jupiter. Victory holds her common attributes, the triumphal wreath and a palm branch, the orb she stands on represents the world (thus meaning dominion over it). Round Earth was a firmly established concept in Roman times. The left figure, the prince (Galerius in this case) is identified by his full battle dress and the hand-held short elongated shape, which is either the ivory baton of imperium (the high command) or, more likely, a parazonium, a long triangular dagger, typically cradled in the bearer's left arm. A Roman parazonium blade tended to be leaf shape and approximately 15"-19" long. It was a ceremonial weapon, a mark of high rank, used to rally the troops.

GALERIUS, * c. 250, near Serdica, Dacia Ripensis (Sofia, Bulgaria) or in a Dacian place later called Felix Romuliana (Gamzigrad, Serbia) † late Apr or early May 311 (aged ~60), Serdica, Dacia Ripensis (Sofia, Bulgaria) ‡ 1 Mar or 21 May 293 – 1 May 305 (as Eastern Caesar, under Diocletian), 1 May 305 – late Apr or early May 311 (as Eastern Augustus with many co-emperors).

Galerius was born of humble parentage and had a distinguished military career. On March 1, 293, he was nominated as Caesar by Diocletian, the supreme ruler of the empire, to help him govern the East. Galerius divorced his wife and married Diocletian’s daughter, Valeria. After ruling from Egypt from 293 to 295, Galerius assumed command of defensive operations against the Sasanians in 297. After being defeated, he then won a decisive victory that increased his influence with Diocletian. Galerius next proceeded to the Balkans and won numerous victories in the region. A staunch pagan, he persuaded the emperor to initiate the persecution of the Christians at Nicomedia in 303.

When Diocletian abdicated on May 1, 305, Galerius became Augustus of the East, ruling the Balkans and Anatolia. Since Galerius had arranged the appointment of two of his favourites, Maximinus (his nephew) and Flavius Valerius Severus, to be Caesars in both East and West, he was in effect the supreme ruler. When Constantius Chlorus died in 306, Galerius insisted that Severus govern the West as Augustus, but he grudgingly conceded the subordinate title of caesar to Chlorus’s son, Constantine, who was correctly suspected of Christian sympathies. Galerius’s supremacy was, however, short-lived. Severus was soon overthrown (306) and killed by Maxentius (son of the former emperor Maximian). Galerius invaded Italy but was forced to retreat. In 308 he induced Diocletian and Maximian to meet him at Carnuntum on the Danube and to declare Maxentius a usurper. On November 11, Galerius proclaimed as Augustus of the West his friend Licinius, who had effective control only in the region of the Danube.

A ruthless ruler, Galerius imposed the poll tax on the urban population and maintained the persecution of the Christians. In the winter of 310–311, however, he became incapacitated with a horrible disease. Fearing, perhaps, that his illness was the vengeance of the Christian God, he issued on April 30, 311, an edict grudgingly granting toleration. Shortly afterward he died. He was succeeded by his nephew Maximinus Daia.

Diocletian's money reform of 293.

Trying to fight the runaway inflation that he did not understand and to return people's faith in Roman coins, Diocletian did a complete overhaul of the Roman monetary system. He introduced a new theoretical base monetary unit called the denarius communis or d.c. (only rarely represented by actual coins, one example being old pre-Aurelian antoniniani still in circulation, valued now at 1 d. c., another – minted only on a small scale 1.5g coin with the reverse legend VTILITAS PVBLICA, "for public use"). Then he started minting new types of coins including a gold aureus of new purity and weight standard (1/60 pound of pure gold), a quality silver coin, argenteus, roughly similar to the early imperial denarius in size and weight, a new billon coin, of a copper alloy but with a small fraction of silver mostly in the form of coating, roughly similar to the old antoninianus when it was just introduced, however bearing now a laureate rather than a radiate bust. This type of coin is now commonly referred to as a follis or a nummus. Finally, a new radiate bronze coin, now referred to as a "radiate fraction" or a radiatus was introduced, similar to the early imperial aes in value, but much smaller in weight and size. There were also rare issues of ˝ and ź nummus coins, mostly in connection to some celebration. Interestingly, the obverses of these new coins were chosen to represent some identical "generic" image of a "good emperor" independent of the actual likeness of the August or Caesar in whose name they were issued, thus affirming the unity of all the tetrarchy rulers. Very roughly one may think of a new radiatus as a price of one loaf of bread, a new argenteus as a very good daily wage, and a new aureus as a price of a good horse. An approximate relationship between these units was as follows: 1 aureus ≈ 20 argentei ≈ 1000 d.c. (some scholars prefer 25 argentei and 1250 d.c.); 1 argenteus ≈ 5 nummi ≈ 50 d.c.; 1 nummus ≈ 5 radiati ≈ 10 d.c.; 1 radiatus ≈ 2 d.c. Of course we know that this reform was ineffective and inflation continued, so all these values were constantly shifting due to changing markets. Diocletian himself stopped minting argenteus in c. 305, and Constantine in his monetary reforms only re-established a new and highly successful gold standard, solidus (1/72 pound of pure gold, surprisingly actually first introduced also by Diocletian in 301, but only as a pilot version). As for billon and bronze coins, "folles" or "nummi", they were minted in all shapes and sizes all over the 4th century, often horribly debased by inflation, and their values at each point can only be guessed. It seems that in later times up to 1000 small bronze coins were sealed in a leather pouch to produce a reasonable unit of payment, thus giving rise to the name follis (lit. "bag" in Latin), which is now anachronistically applied to many billon and bronze coins of the late 3d and 4th century.
Yurii P
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Geta - Cyzicus9 views198-209 AD
draped bust right from behind
Λ CEΠTI ΓE_TAC KAICA
calf walking right
KVZIKH
NΩN
BMC Mysia Cyzicus 54,257
3,89g
Johny SYSEL
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Gordian III - Cyzicus10 views238-244 AD
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind
AV K M ANTˇΓ_OPΔIANOC AV
Altar between two serpents coiled about lighted torches
KVZIKH_N(ΩN)__NEΩKOP(ΩN)
http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/7.1/20.3/
9,9g
Johny SYSEL
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GREECE, Athens, Burial Monument of Dionysios of Kollitos.44 viewsBurial Monument of Dionysios of Kollitos at the first cemetery of Athens Kerameikos.Grant H
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Greece, Athens, Kerameikos Ancient cemetery of Athens.48 viewsKerameikos Ancient cemetery of Athens, Mans best friend guarding his masters last resting place for twenty five hundred years.Grant H
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Greece, Kos - agora250 viewsKos is place where Hippocrates (father of medicine) was born.Johny SYSEL
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Greece, Kos - Asclepieion272 viewsparts of column, temple in the back ground.
Kos is place where Hippocrates (father of medicine) was born.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asclepieion
1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Kos - Asclepieion - mosaique of Satyr?226 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Kos, Gymnasium of Kos, archaeologic site in Kos city, Kos island 34 viewsGymnasium of Kos, archaeologic site in Kos city, Kos island.Joe Sermarini
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Greece, Lavreotiki, Thorikos29 viewsThe washery, Thorikos
Level washery for concentrating lead ore. Situated next to the Ancient Theatre of Thorikos. Restored by the Belgian School of Athens.
Grant H
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Greece, Lavreotiki, Thorikos29 viewsAthenian silver mine.
Due to its proximity to the mines of Lavrion, Thorikos was the mining centre of the Lavreotika region. The site was inhabited from the Neolithic age (ca. 4500 BC) until the 1st century BC. The silver from here set the foundations of the city-state of Athens, making it possible to mint the city's famous silver “Owl” coin.
Grant H
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Greece, Lavreotiki, Thorikos34 viewsMetallurgy roadGrant H
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Greece, Lavreotiki, Thorikos41 viewsTheatre of Thorikos
Unique due to its shape which comprises an elongated layout with an oval orchestra, the theatre was built in the late 6th century BC and it is the earliest found so far in Greece. The theatre was excavated by the American School of Classical Studies in 1886.
Grant H
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GREEK98 viewsAR Obol. Kyzikos ( Mysia). c 450-400 BC. 0.85 grs. Forepart of boar left; tunny upward behind / Head of roaring lion left within incuse square.
SNG von Aulock 1213. SNG Kayhan 54.
Ex. Barry P.Murphy.
4 commentsbenito
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Greek - Ionia, Erythrai5 viewsMetal/Size: AE16; Weight: 2.67 grams; Denomination: Tetrobol; Mint: Erythrai, Ionia; Date: 300-200 BCE; Obverse: Head of Herakles facing right and wearing lion skin (reference to Nemean Lion). Reverse: Three-lined inscription - ATAKOΣ ΠAPAMONOY / EPY (Batakos, son of Paramonos, magistrate). References: BMC #109; Sear #4441 (different magistrate).museumguy
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Greek - Mysia, Kyzikos2 viewsObverse: Butting bull right on exergue line. Reverse: Flaming torch, KYZI/KHNΩN in two flanking downward lines starting on the right, monograms (controls) flanking the bottom of the torch. References: BMC Mysia p. 39, #163; SNG Cop. #79 ff var.museumguy
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Greek Asclepius Island of Kos Caria80 viewsGreek, Caria Kos, 1st to 2nd Cebtury BC, 15mm, 3.7g, SNG Munich 535
OBV: Head of Asclepius with a laurel wreath on the right
REV: KWIWN ALKIDA, Crooked rod of Asclepius, serpent entwined

Kos or Cos (Greek: Κως) is a Greek island in the south Sporades group of the Dodecanese,
next to the Gulf of Gökova/Cos. It measures 40 kilometres (25 mi) by 8 kilometres (5.0 mi),
2.5 mi from the coast of Bodrum, Turkey and the ancient region of Caria.
7 commentsRomanorvm
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GREEK Lesbos Mytilene Electrum Hekte Bodenstedt 7914 viewsLESBOS. Mytilene. EL Hekte (Circa 412-378 BC).
Obv: Head of muse right, hair in sakkos.
Rev: Lyre within linear square border.
Bodenstedt 79.
Weight: 2.53 g. Diameter: 10 mm.
Gitbud & Naumann Auction 27 Lot 218 Jan 2015.
Diogenes
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Greek Seleukos I Bull Left23 viewsSeleukos I, 311 - 281 BC, Antioch on the Orontes , 20.17mm, 6.1g, Unlisted varientRomanorvm
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Greek, Athena - Lampsakos - trihemiobol13 viewsSilver trihemiobol, SGCV II 3879, VF, 1.197g, 10.0mm, 0o, Lampsakos mint, c. 480 - 450 B.C.; obverse janiform female head; reverse helmeted head of Athena left, in incuse square;

Ex FORVM
Sylvianus
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GREEK, Baktrian Kingdom, Antimachos I, ca. 175-170 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Bopearachchi Series 1E679 viewsDiademed head of Antimachos right wearing kausia. / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΘE[OY] ANTIMAXOY Poseidon standing facing, holding trident and palm branch, HA monogram in inner right field.
Bopearachchi Series 1E; SNG ANS 278 (monogram variant); Mitchiner 124a; Sear 7542.
(32 mm, 17.14 g, 12h)
Provenance, based on Bopearachchi: Freeman & Sear FPL 11, Spring/Summer 2006; ex- Muhammad Riaz Barber Coll.; ex- Peshawar bazaar (April 1996); ex-Kuliab Hoard (1996)

The Kuliab Hoard from which this coin derives was found in clandestine (1995/6) excavations on an ancient site in the vicinity of Kuliab, Tajikistan, 8-10 km from Qizil Mazar, in the valley of the Qizil Su, on the right bank of the Oxus. The inferred find site is located about 80 km northeast of the famed ancient site Ai Khanoum on the left bank of the Oxus, a key Greco-Bactrian foundation.

The hoard reputedly consisted of 800 coins of which 250 were described by Bopearachchi in his paper. The hoard, consisted dominantly of small denomination silver and contained coins from the time of Seleukos I down to the time of Eukratides I. Almost all the coins were of Bactrian origin. It appears to have been a savings hoard that was closed around 145 BC, probably co-incident with the invasion of nomadic peoples from the north.

The Kuliab Hoard represents one of the easternmost finds of Graeco-Bactrian coins, proof that Bactrian influence extended well into the western Himalayan Valleys of Tajikistan to the north northeast of Ai Khanoum.

Probably my finest tetradrachm - the male equivalent Mona Lisa of coinage!
11 commentsLloyd T
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GREEK, Brutus, Koson, Stater282 viewsRoman Consul Brutus in center accompanied by two lictors
KOΣΩN in ex. BR monogram on left.

Eagle standing left on scepter, wings open raising wreath in left claw.

Eastern mint, Dacia? 43-42 B.C.

8.38g

Choice UNC

RPC I 1701; BMC Thrace p. 208, 1; BMCRR II 48; Crawford 433/1

Clickable for a larger image
5 commentsJay GT4
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GREEK, Brutus, Koson, Stater55 viewsFull ID:
SKYTHIA. Geto-Dacians. Koson, mid 1st century BC. Stater (Gold, 20 mm, 8.35 g, 12 h). KOΣΩN Roman consul accompanied by two lictors advancing left; before, monogram. Rev. Eagle standing left on scepter, holding wreath in its right talon. Iliescu 1. RPC I 1701A. A lustrous and very sharply struck example. Virtually as struck.


From an American collection, formed in the early 2000s.
Ex-Leu Numismatik, Web Auktion 9, Lot 97

This coin used to be slabbed and received 5/5 twice, see here:
https://www.ngccoin.com/certlookup/4241215-001/NGCAncients/
3 commentsIstinpolin
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GREEK, Brutus, Koson, Stater FDC121 viewsRPC 1701A
8.44 grams
Richard T3
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GREEK, Caria, Kos, AE1119 viewsCaria,kos
AE 11mm

obv: head of herakles right
rev: crab
seaotter
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GREEK, Caria, Kos, AE1311 viewsCaria, kos
AE 13mm

obv: head of Helios facing three-quarter right
rev: club and bow in case
seaotter
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GREEK, CSE 937 (this coin); CSE Plate 56, 937 (this coin)106 viewsSeleukid Kingdom, Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Seleukeia on the Tigris

Head of Herakles right wearing lion skin headdress.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY Zeus Nikephoros seated left, NO in left field.

SC 119.3(a); HGC 9, 16f; ESM 23 (same dies A27-P79); CSE 937 (this coin); CSE 2, 58 (AHNS 1047).
Seleukeia on the Tigris mint ca. 300-296 BC.

(25 mm, 16.91 g, 12h).
ex-William K. Raymond Collection; ex- Arthur Houghton Collection.

Some time in the last five years of the fourth century BC the mint at Seleukeia on the Tigris opened to issue coinage in the name of Seleukos. Initial issues maintained the Zeus Aëtophoros (eagle) reverse image. However, shortly thereafter, the Zeus Nikephoros (Nike) image was introduced in parallel with the Aëtophoros image. The Nikephoros reverse was a direct allusion to Seleukos victory over Antigonos at Ipsos in 301 BC. This is one of three known examples of SC 119.3(a). The others are ESM 23 in the Danish national collection Copenhagen and CSE 2, 58 (AHNS 1047). Seleucid Coins lists another from the Tricala 1979 hoard (CH IX, 000) in the Athens Numismatic Museum, but this is in fact an example of ESM 24 (Zeus Aëtophoros) that was incorrectly catalogued as ESM 23 by Oeconomides - refer Oeconomides Pl. 66, 109. All noted examples are from the same obverse die. The obverse of this coin is a die match to that of a Zeus Aëtophoros issue with identical NO primary control which is now found in the Berlin collection (ESM 24; Newell Pl V, 4).
n.igma
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GREEK, Kos, Caria, AR Drachm20 views63328. , cf. BMC Caria p. 198, 44 ff., SNG Cop 636 ff., SNGvA 2756 - 2757, SNG Keckman 293 - 294, Fine/Fair,
3.120 g,
14.1 mm,
Cos mint, c. 357 - 166 B.C.;
obverse bearded head of Herakles right, wearing Nemean lion scalp headdress; reverse KWION, crab, magistrates name and club below, all within square dot border; (Ex FORVM)


"Herakles was travelling by sea when Hera, who hated him, sent a storm, sinking his boats. Hercules and only a few friends survived, swimming to Kos. Once ashore they asked a shepherd for food and shelter. The shepherd refused and insulted Hercules and they fought. People from nearby Antimachia joined the fight against Hercules. Hercules and his friends slipped into a house, disguised as women, and escaped. Another town welcomed Hercules and declared war on Antimachia. Hercules killed the king of Antimachia and married the newly elected king's sister, Halkiopi. Their son, Thessalos, would later be the king of Kos and Nisyros."
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GREEK, Kos, Carian Islands, c. 345 - 340 B.C.24 viewsGS86516. Silver didrachm, Pixodarus p. 234, 13 (A2/P7); SNG Cop 619; Weber 6629; HGC 6 1305 (R1); BMC Caria p. 195, 18 ff. var. (magistrate); SNG Keckman 287 var. (same), gVF, attractive style, bold strike, toned, tight flan cutting off ethnic, corrosion, edge cracks, Kos mint, weight 6.369g, maximum diameter 20.2mm, die axis 0o, Ma[...], magistrate, c. 345 - 340 B.C.; obverse bearded head of Herakles right, wearing Nemean lion scalp headdress; reverse veiled female (Halkiopi?) head left, MA (magistrate) behind, KΩION below; from the David Cannon Collection, ex Beast Coins; rareJoe Sermarini
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GREEK, Kysikos, Mysia, Kysikos, AR obol84 viewsKysikos, Mysia, AR obol, (0.70g) 480-450 BC.
Obv: Forepart of running boar left, tunny fish behind upward.
Rev: Head of roaring lion left within incuse square.
3 commentsOptimus
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GREEK, Kyzikos, AR Obol14 viewsNumis-Student
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Greek, Kyzikos, Mysia, c. 550 - 450 B.C., Electrum stater24 viewsSH86217. Electrum stater, Von Fritze I (Nomisma VII) 104 & pl. 3, 23; Boston MFA 1433; SNG BnF 245; SNG Cop -; SNGvA -; BMC Mysia -, VF, tight flan, edge cracks, Kyzikos mint, weight 16.091g, maximum diameter 19.9mm, die axis 0o, c. 550 - 450 B.C.; obverse winged dog seated left, head turned back right, curved archaic wing, wearing collar, tunny fish below to left; reverse quadripartite incuse square; extremely rareJoe Sermarini
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GREEK, Lycaonia, Laranda28 viewsLykaonia, Laranda. 323-322 BC. AR Hemiobol 0.45g, head of Baal (Hercules) , right. Rev. Forepart of wolf right, above L Ref.: Gokturk 70

literature. The coin was found in a hoard, in 2009, not far from his native city. Most likely the treasure was laid during the invasion of the region diadoch Perdiccas, who undertook to conquer Eumenes this region. This coin, which was probably minted for the city's defense, is very similar to the referenced coins. City Laranda was destroyed in 322 BC The obverse of the coin depicts the Baal or Melkart - deity who later the Romans identified with Heracles. Wolf on the reverse is likely to relate to the cult of Apollo Likeys (gr. likos = wolf) - one of the most ancient of worship among the Greeks. This cult was especially popular in southern Asia Minor - in Lycia, Cilicia, etc. Very names of these regions contain the root of "wolf" and speak for themselves. A curious technology that was used for coinage coins: blanks are rectangular in shape and have sharp edges. It is very likely that their cut from sheet metal. Maybe that's why all the coins of this type are surprisingly accurate weight - 0.45 grams.
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, 336 - 323 B.C., Gold stater30 viewsSH50029. Gold stater, Price 1358, Müller Alexander 394, IGC EF45, Lampsakos (Lapseki, Turkey) mint, c. 328 - 323 B.C.; obverse head of Athena right wearing earring, necklace, and crested Corinthian helmet decorated with a coiled snake, hair in ringlets; reverse AΛEΞAN∆POY, Nike standing left, wreath in right hand, stylus in left, foreparts of conjoined horses in left field, monogram below left wing; certified (slabbed) by ICGJoe Sermarini
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GREEK, Macedonian kingdom, Alexander III the Great, AR Drachm, Struck 323 – 317 BC at Lampsakos, Mysia.92 viewsObverse: No legend. Head of Herakles, wearing lion-skin knotted at base of neck, facing right.
Reverse: AΛEΞANĐPOY. Zeus Aëtophoros seated facing left, right leg drawn back, feet on stool, eagle in right hand, sceptre in left; buckle in left field; Λ above Ω below throne.
Diameter: 18mm | Weight: 4.16gms | Die Axis: 7 | Cut mark above eyebrow on obverse.
Price: 1376

Alexander the Great reigned from 336 to 323 BC but this coin was struck shortly after his death, in around 323 to 317 BC under Leonnatos, Philip III Arrhidaios, or Antigonos I Monophthalmos.
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Lysimachos, 323-281 BC Thrace1300 viewsAR - Tetradrachm struck in Lampsakos, 286-281 BC
Obv. Head of Alexander the Great, wearing taenia and horn of Ammon
Rev. BASILEWS – LYSIMAXOY Athena, wearing Corinthian helmet, in long robe, seated facing left on throne, left arm resting on shield decorated with lion's-head, spear pointing downwards behind her right shoulder, holding in outstretched right hand winged Nike who is crowning the name with wreath. In left field monogram HP (ligate); in exergue, crescent with cavity left.
28.8mm, 16.85g
Ref. Thompson 47; Müller 401; SNG Paris 2542
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Lysimachos, AR Tetradrachm, 297-281B.C.32 viewsKings of Thrace, Lysimachos AR Tetradrachm. Lampsakos, circa 297-281 BC. Diademed head of the deified Alexander the Great right, wearing horn of Ammon / Athena enthroned left, holding Nike and resting left elbow on shield, spear resting to her right; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ to right, ΛΥΣΙΜΑΞΟΥ crowned by Nike to left, monogram in inner left field, crescent in exergue. Thompson 49; SNG Copenhagen 1097. 16.65g, 30mm, 1h.chance v
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Lysimachos, Drachm, Thrace80 viewsGreece, Kings of Thrace, Lysimachos, 305-281 BC, Silver Drachm, 19mm, 4.05g, Lampsakos mint1 commentsmitresh
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Philip III Arrhidaeus and Alexander IV, 323 - 317 B.C., Gold stater27 viewsSH54774. Gold stater, Price P203, Müller Alexander P116, aEF, weight 8.564 g, maximum diameter 18.0 mm, die axis 90o, Babylon mint, c. 323 - 317 B.C.; obverse head of Athena right in crested Corinthian helmet ornamented with Griffin; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΦIΛIΠΠOY, Nike standing left, wreath in right hand, facing head of Helios below left, [KY] below right; Struck under Archon, Dokimos, or Seleukos I, circa 323-318/7 BC.Joe Sermarini
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Philip III Arrhidaios, 323-317 BC, AR Tetradrachm – Babylon under Seleukos as satrap 174 viewsHead of Herakles right wearing lion-skin headdress.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ФIΛIΠΠOY Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, ancient Greek Zeta beneath throne, circled ΣIEP monogram above grape bunch to left.
SC Ad 43.13; Price P155 (Arados).
Babylon II workshop 317/16 BC under Seleukos as Satrap 320- 315 BC.
(26 mm, 17.16 g, 8h)
8 commentsLloyd T
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GREEK, Miller & Hoover AJN 22 (2010), 41 (this coin illustrated on plate 14) 105 viewsSeleukid Kingdom, Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Sardis 282-281 BC
Head of Herakles right wearing lion-skin headdress.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY Zeus Nikephoros seated left, EP monogram to left, AΣ beneath throne.

SC 3.3a; HGC 9, 16a; Miller & Hoover AJN 22 (2010), 41 (this coin illustrated on plate 14) dies A1/P7; Nelson "Seleucus I" Hoard (CH 10.265) 726-732 (this coin); WSM 1352 α, A1/ P7.

Seleukos’ military mint at Sardis 282-281 BC.

(25 mm, 17.12 g, 12h).

ex- Commerce "Seleucus I" Hoard (CH 10.265).

References:
Miller, R. P. and O. D. Hoover. 2010. The Sardes Mint under Seleucus I Nicator. American Journal of Numismatics Second Series, 22, 25-34.

Nelson, B. R. 2010 Commerce (“Seleucus I” Hoard) 2005 (CH 10.265). In CH 10, 73-104.

CH 10 = Hoover, O., A. Meadows and U. Wartenberg, eds. 2010. Coin hoards, Volume X: Greek Hoards. New York: Royal Numismatic Society/American Numismatic Society.
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GREEK, Mysia, Kyzikos AR obol (450-400 BC)121 viewso/ Forepart of boar left, tunny upward behind.
r/ Head of roaring lion left within incuse square.
0,85g. 10mm.
SNG France 361-372; SNG Kayhan 54.
Ex Barry P. Murphy
4 commentsAugustin Caron
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GREEK, Mysia, Kyzikos AR obol (450-400 BC)104 viewsMYSIA. Kyzikos. Obol (Circa 450-400 BC).

Reference.
SNG France 378.

Obv: Forepart of boar left, E (retrograde) on shoulder; tunny behind.
Rev: Head of roaring lion left.

Weight: 0.79 g.
Diameter: 12 mm.
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GREEK, Mysia, Kyzikos, 480-450 BC321 viewsMysia Kyzikos 480-450 BC
AR Obol ; 0.35g, 9mm
Obv.: Forepart of boar left, tuna behind
Rev.: Lion's head left
SNG Turkey 57
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GREEK, MYSIA, Kyzikos, AR hemiobol72 viewsMYSIA, Kyzikos, AR Diobol, Circa 525-475 BC.
Forepart of boar left; tunny fish to right / Head of roaring lion left within incuse square.
Dimensions: 8 mm | Weight: 0.5 grams
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GREEK, Mysia, Kyzikos, AR9-12396 views9-12mm, 0.78g
obv: forepart of boar left, tunny fish behind
rev: lion's head left, retrograde K above left.
SNG Paris 390; BMC Mysia p. 35, 121; SGCV II 3850
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GREEK, Mysia, Kyzikos, Electrum Hemihekte (1/12 Stater) c.550-500 BC.49 viewsMysia, Kyzikos EL Hemihekte - 1/12 Stater. Circa 550-500 BC.
Obv: Dolphin left; tunny fish to left below
Rev: Quadripartite incuse square.
Von Fritze I 53; Greenwell 157; SNG von Aulock -; SNG France -; BMC 11-2; Boston MFA -; Jameson -. 1.31g, 7mm.
Roma Numismatics esale 10 lot 359

A very rare type only known as hektes and hemihektes, of which two denominations the hemihekte is the more difficult to find. None of this denomination on cng archives and the only hekte of this type sold on cng went for $3500 in 2011!
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Greek, MYSIA, Kyzikos.119 viewsRarity otherwise unpublished
MYSIA, Kyzikos. 5th-4th centuries BC. EL Hekte – 1/6 Stater (Gold - 9mm, about 2.49 g). Kithara (lyre) ; below, tunny right / Quadripartite incuse square. Cf. Von Fritze I 181 (stater); cf. SNG France 325 (1/12 Stater); Hurter & Liewald II 181. Fine. Rarity.
Same coin listed at Wildwinds.

Sam Mansourati Collection / CNG.
Photo and Description , courtesy of Classical Numismatic Group, Inc.
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GREEK, MYSIA, LAMPSAKOS DIOBOL JANIFORM ATHENA 244 viewsGreek
MYSIA
LAMPSAKOS
4th-3rd centuries BC. AR Diobol
1.26 g , 11 mm
Vs: Female janiform head, ΘΕΟ below chin.
Rs: ΛΑΜΨΑ, Helmeted head of Athena right .
Extremely Fine
5 commentsXLi
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GREEK, MYSIA, Lampsakos. Circa 500-450 BC.51 viewsMYSIA, Lampsakos. Circa 500-450 BC. Silver Coin
(12mm, 1.20 g). Female janiform head / Helmeted head of Athena left within incuse square.
Referenced SNG France 1126;. VF
superflex
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GREEK, Phalanna, Thessaly, AE 1940 viewsAe19, 4.89 gm, 18.7 mm, 355-345 BC, Sear (GC)
Obv: Anepigraphic with short haired male head, right. T behind.
Rev: ΦΑΛΑΝΝΑΙΩΝ
Head of the nymph Phalanna, right, with hair in sakkos.
Massanutten
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GREEK, PHOENICIA, Arados, Phoenicia, Unknown King "N", c. 348 - 338 B.C.21 viewsSH85437. Silver stater, BMC Phoenicia p. 10, 58; Betlyon 26, note 104, pl. 7, 4; Rouvier III p. 131, 5; HGC 10 33 (R1); Sunrise 114; SNG Cop -, VF, well centered on a tight flan, struck with high relief dies, test cut on obverse, weight 10.346 g, maximum diameter 19.4 mm, die axis 270o, Arados mint, c. 348 - 338 B.C.; obverse laureate head of bearded Ba'al Arwad right, with profile eye; reverse galley right, figure of Pataikos right on prow, row of shields on bulwark, Phoenician letters mem aleph nun (Melech Arad N - King of Arados N) from right to left above, three waves below; rareJoe Sermarini
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GREEK, SC 68, Price P167 - American Journal of Numismatics Second Series 27: 41-97 : Taylor L. W. H. Triparadeisos to Ipsos Series IV, 189 (this coin), Plate 12, 189 (this coin)84 viewsSeleukid Kingdom, Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Babylonia, Uncertain Mint 6A

Head of Herakles right wearing lion skin headdress.
ΒΑΣΙΛEΩΣ ФIΛIΠΠOY Zeus Aëtophoros enthroned left, star symbol beneath throne, Π recut over an earlier mint control in left field.

Taylor, Triparadeisos to Ipsos, Series IV, 189 (this coin), Plate 12, 189 (this coin), dies A50/P1; HGC 9, 11a (same dies); SC 68 (same dies); WSM 1241 (same dies); Price P167 (same dies).

Uncertain Mint 6A in Babylonia, 303-302 BC.

Struck under Seleukos utilising a reverse die from an earlier lifetime Philip issue (Price P160) with the left field mint control recut. Obverse die linked to examples of SC 67 (Alexander), SC 69 (Seleukos) and SC 50.1 (Alexander Uncertain Mint 1).

One of four examples known and the only one outside the ANS (Newell) collection.

(26 mm, 17.0 g, 3h).

Reference: Taylor, L. W. H. 2015. From Triparadeisos to Ipsos: Seleukos I Nikator’s Uncertain Mint 6A in Babylonia.
AJN Second Series 27: 41-97.
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GREEK, Scythia, Sariakos, c. 3rd - 2nd Centuries B.C. 30 viewsKingdom of Scythia, Sariakos, c. 3rd - 2nd Centuries B.C. Bronze AE 18, 3.684g, 18.4mm, VF, dark patina. Obv: bearded head right. Rev: bow and bow-case, [BA]SI SARI. Ref: SNG BM 353; NC 1899, p. 88, 4-5. Very rareBard Gram Okland
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GREEK, Seleucid Kingdom, Seleukos III Keraunos (The Thunderer)33 viewsAE 16mm 3,7 g
Avers: Artemis head to right
Reverse: Apollo is sitting on the omphalos to the left side , bow on the left and arrow in the right hand. BASILEOS SELEUKOY in greek letters. SNGIs 511?

After a brief reign of three years (225–223 BC), Seleukos was assassinated in Anatolia by members of his army while on campaign against Attalus I of Pergamon.
Franz-Josef M
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GREEK, Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC, AR Hemidrachm - Babylonia, Uncertain Mint 6A 117 viewsHead of Herakles right wearing lion skin.
AΛΕΞANΔPOY Zeus Aetophoros seated left, inverted anchor to left, EP beneath throne.
SC 70.1; HGC 9, 42; Price 3442 (Marathus); Müller 1493; Houghton Group III, Series A, 127.
Issued by Seleukos in the name of Alexander from Babylonia Uncertain Mint 6A, 311-305 BC.
(13 mm, 2.15 g, 7h)

Judge this coin remembering it is a hemidrachm of 13 mm diameter. It does not possess the large palette of a tetradrachm!

This coin is the best of four known examples of this emission and the only one known outside of a museum. It is an obverse die match to an example from the Hersh Collection, now housed in in the British Museum (BM 2002,0101.796). The progression of the die break on Herakles neck indicates that this coin was struck after the Hersh coin.
4 commentsLloyd T
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GREEK, Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC, AR Tetradrachm in the name of Philip III Arrhidaios, 323-317 BC – Seleukeia on the Tigris - SC 118131 viewsHead of Herakles right wearing lion-skin headdress. / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ, Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle on extended right hand and scepter in left, pentalpha in left field.
SC 118 (same obverse die); Price P229 (uncertain eastern mint); Thompson, ANSMN 31, 160 (same obverse die); Commerce (“Seleucus I”) Hoard 2005 (CH10.256) 1517-1522 (one of these coins).
Seleukeia on the Tigris
(24 mm, 17.16 g, 6h)
ex- Arthur Houghton Collection (New Series 744); ex- Commerce (“Seleucus I”) Hoard 2005 (CH10.256).
2 commentsLloyd T
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GREEK, Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos i Nikator, AR Tetradrachm, Babylon, Price 370427 viewsTetradrachme ( 16,64g ) , Babylon, posthumously , ca. 317-311 v . Chr .
Obv: Head of Herakles with lion hood.
Rev: Zeus Aëtophoros with gavel on the throne , in l . Field monogram in wreath , under the throne H.
Price 3704 , Müller 714.
HD Rauch e-auc 20 lot 11
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GREEK, Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos i Nikator, AR Tetradrachm, Babylon, Price 370446 viewsThe Seleucid Kings, Seleucus I Nicator, 312- 281 BC Babylon Tetradrachm circa 317-311, AR 26.5mm., 17.10g.
Obverse: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin.
Reverse: Zeus Aëtophoros seated l.; in l. field, monogram in wreath and below throne, H.
SC 82.6. Price 3704.
Naville 24 lot 169
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GREEK, Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos I Nikator, AR Tetradrachm, Babylon, Price 374650 viewsThe Seleucid Kings, Seleucus I Nicator, 312- 281 BC Babylon Tetradrachm circa 311-300, AR 26.5mm., 17.08g.
Obv: Head of Herakles r., wearing lion skin.
Rev. Zeus Aëtophoros seated l.; in l. field, monogram within wreath, below throne MI.
SC 82.5a. Price 3746.
Naville 24 lot 172
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GREEK, Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos I Nikator, AR Tetradrachm, Babylon, Price 374777 viewsMacedonian Kingdom. Alexander III the Great. 336-323 B.C. AR tetradrachm (26.5 mm, 17.03 g, 3 h). Babylon mint, struck ca. 311-305 B.C. Struck by Seleukos I Nikator.
Obverse: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress
Reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus seated left, holding eagle and scepter; monogram within wreath in left field, MI below throne.
Price 3746; SC 82.5a; Müller 734. Scratch on obverse.
In hand the dot inside the wreathed monogram, which is the difference between Price 3746 and Price 3747, can easily be seen.
Agora 56 lot 24
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GREEK, Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos I Nikator, AR Tetradrachm, Seleucia on Tigris, 312-281 BC52 viewsThe Seleucid Kings, Seleucus I Nicator, 312- 281 Seleucia on the Tigris Tetradrachm circa 300, AR 28mm., 16.86g.
Obv:Head of Heracles r. wearing lion's skin headdress.
Rev. Zeus seated l. on throne holding sceptre and Nike who reaches r. to crown him.
Seleucid Coins 119.1. ESM 13.
Naville auc 16 lot 60
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GREEK, Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos I, AR Tetradrachm, Babylon, Price 375990 viewsSeleukid Kings of Syria, Seleukos I Nikator AR Tetradrachm. In the name and types of Alexander. Babylon, circa 311-305 BC.
Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Rev: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, holding sceptre; MI above lion's head left in left field, monogram in wreath below throne, BAΣIΛEΩΣ below, AΛEΞANΔPOY to right.
SC 82.3c; Price 3759; Müller 743. 17.09g, 26mm, 11h.
Roma auc XII lot 383
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Greek, Seleukos I Nikator (?) on Sophytes Drachm, Baktria228 viewsThe portrait on the obverse of this coin is may be that of Seleukos I Nikator. It appears that Sophytes submitted to Seleukos I during the latter’s eastern anabasis in 306-305 BC and was appointed to the position of Satrap of Baktria. Following the incorporation of Baktria into the Seleukid Empire, the Seleukid administration appears to have sponsored Greek migration into the territory from Asia Minor. The increased demand for coinage would explain the successive emissions of owl, eagle and cock coinage, which culminated in the issue of the epigraphic Sophytes cock emission. The inspiration for the obverse was probably the Hero/Trophy issue of Susa, which commenced ca 301 BC. The frontal profile and features of the portrait on the obverse of Sophytes issues bear a resemblance to the portrait of Seleukos on the later coinage of Philetairos of Pergamon. On allying himself with Seleukos, Philetairos issued coinage bearing the portrait of Seleukos on the obverse the name of Philetairos on a distinctive non-Seleukid reverse. The parallels between the documented circumstances and coinage of Philetairos with the earlier undocumented history and coinage of Sopytes are apparent and suggestive of the circumstances under which Sophytes came to issue coinage bearing his name in Seleukid Baktria.

With growing power and provincial wealth following a decade of Greek immigration to the province, it is possible that Sophytes determined to move on a more independent path and issued coinage in his name, but bearing the image of Seleukos, in anticipation that the latter would pacify any concern that Seleukos may have with the approach. However, the latter strategy appears to have failed and Sophytes rapidly disappears from the scene and numismatic record. This action of Sophytes may have been the trigger for Seleukos to declare Antiochos co-regent and satrap of the eastern provinces. With this appointment, Antiochos was dispatched to Baktria and set about expanding the Seleukid administration and development of the province, including the establishment of Seleukid royal mints at Baktra and Ai Khanoum, commencing around 294 BC.
Lloyd T
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Greek, Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC, Seleukid Kingdom, Babylon, AR Tetradrachm - urecorded with the anchor normally found in the left field erased from the die209 viewsHead of Herakles right wearing lion skin. / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ AΛΕΞANΔPOY Zeus Aetophoros seated left, circled NE monogram in left field, large Π beneath throne; remnant die erased anchor symbol in outer left field.
Price 3347 var. (anchor in left field, attributed to Arados); Houghton Group II, Series H, 69-76 var. (anchor in left field); SC 94.3(c) var. (anchor in left field). Obverse die macth to SC 94.4; SNG Copenhage 670; HGC 9, 10g (C). Babylon II (Native or Satrapal Mint) 311-305 BC. A unique example of the type – undocumented with the erased anchor.
(27 mm, 17.29 g, 5h).

This is the only known example of SC 94.3c that bears a reverse struck from a die on which the anchor that is normally found in the outer left field has been erased. It is the one of two erased anchor issues in the name of Alexander outside of museum collections. The other example SC 94.5 is also to be found in the LT collection. The anchor erasure has not been documented on SC 94.3c, although it is known on three examples of SC 94.4 that bear a ΠAT monogram mint control in the place of the circled NE monogram found on this coin. The obverse of this coin is a die match to an example of SC 94.4, SNG Copenhagen 670, illustrated in Morkholm Plate V, 82. This previously unrecorded example of anchor erasure is further evidence that the erasure was a systematic and deliberate act in the Babylon II mint that appears to have occurred around the time that Seleukos adopted the royal title.
Lloyd T
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Greek, Seleukos I Nikator, Unpublished Legend Error140 viewsSeleukid Kingdom, Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC, Ć 20 - Antioch on the Orontes
Winged head of Medusa right. / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣEΛEYKY (sic) Indian humped bull butting right, control mark Ξ in exergue.
SC 21.2(b); CSE 9; WSM 925; SNG Spaer 23; HGC 9, 92a (S-R1); Sear GCV 5852.
Struck ca. 286-281 BC at Antioch on the Orontes.
(20 mm, 7.06 g, 2h).
Note the misspelled legend, missing the letter O in the genitive of the king's name; the only known example of this apparently unrecorded error.
Lloyd T
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GREEK, Sicily, Syracuse, 332-317 BC106 viewsSicily, Syracuse 332–317 BC
Obverse: Short haired Zeus facing right, ZEUS ELYTHEIROS in greek script around.
Reverse: Thunderbolt in the field, eagle to the right, SYRAKOSION in greek script around.

Dated according to N.K. Rutter: Greek Coinages of Southern Italy and Sicily, page 168.

Ex. A.H. Baldwin collection.

Bronse hemilitron.
W=14,97g; D=24 mm.
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GREEK, Sicily, Syracuse, 344-317 BC169 viewsSicily, Syracuse 344–317 BC
Obverse: Long haired Zeus facing left, ZEUS ELYTHEIROS in greek script around.
Reverse: Horse prancing to the left, SYRAKOSION in greek script around.

Dated according to N.K. Rutter: Greek Coinages of Southern Italy and Sicily, page 169.

Ex. A.H. Baldwin collection.

Bronse litra.
W=18,51g; D=26 mm.
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GREEK, SICILY, SYRACUSE, Agathokles (317-289 BC) AE19122 viewsCeca: Siracusa (Sicilia)
Datación: 317-289 aC
Valor: Ć19
Catálogo: Sear Greek Coins 1199, żBMC. 2. 231?
Conservación: MBC+
Metal: Ć
Peso: 14,30 gr.
Diámetro: 19 mm.
Anverso: Cabeza de Apolo laureada a izquierda. Leyenda SIPAKOSION
Reverso: Pegaso volando a izquierda
4 commentsJuan B
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GREEK, Sicily, Syracuse, Deinomenid Tyranny, Time of Hieron, c. 478 - 467 B.C.37 viewsSH86274. Silver tetradrachm, Boehringer 338 (V166/R236); Randazzo 507 - 509 (same dies); SNG ANS -, gVF, fantastic style, toned, centered on a tight flan, small areas struck a little flat, marks, pre-strike flan casting sprues remaining (as usual for the type), weight 16.971 g, maximum diameter 29.0 mm, die axis 0o, Syracuse mint, c. 478 - 467 B.C.; obverse slow quadriga driven right by male charioteer, kentron in right hand, reigns in left hand, Nike above flying right crowning horses; reverse ΣVRA-KOS-I-ON (Latin R upside down, N reversed), Artemis-Arethusa right, archaic eye, hair slightly waved in front turned up in a krobylos under a diadem of beads, wearing earring and necklace, surrounded by four dolphins swimming clockwise; ex Roma Numismatics, auction 6 (29 Sep 2013), lot 441; ex Comery CollectionJoe Sermarini
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GREEK, SICILY, SYRACUSE, Hieron II (275-215 aC), AE2043 viewsCeca: Siracusa (Sicilia)
Datación: 275-215 aC
Valor: Ć20
Catálogo: Calciati 192
Conservación: MBC+
Metal: Ć
Peso: 5,62 gr.
Diámetro: 20 mm.
Anverso: Cabeza de Perséfone a la izquierda, leyenda "EIPAKOSION"
Reverso: Toro embistiendo a izquierda. Encima clava y M. Debajo en exergo IE (Hierón)
Juan B
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GREEK, SICILY, SYRACUSE, Pyrrhus, AE2352 viewsCeca: Siracusa (Sicilia)
Datación: 278-276 aC (Pirro)
Valor: Ć23
Catálogo: Calciati 177
Conservación: MBC
Metal: Ć
Peso: 9,88 gr.
Diámetro: 23 mm.
Anverso: Cabeza de Hércules con piel de león a izquierda. (EYPAKOSION)
Reverso: Atenea Promachos avanzando a derecha blandiendo lanza y escudo. Detrás símbolo tridente.
Juan B
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GREEK, Thrace, Lysimachus. 297-281 BC. AR tetradrachm. 46 views297-281 BC. Lampsakos mint. Head of the deified Alexander right, wearing horn of Ammon / BASILEWS LYSIMAXOY, Athena seated left, holding Nike in her extended right hand, left arm leaning on her shield; monogram in inner left field, crescent in exergue. Thompson 50 2 commentsseleukoy
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Halos, Thessaly23 views3rd Century B.C.
Bronze Chalkos
1.80 gm, 14.1 mm
Obv: Laureate and bearded head of Zeus Laphystios right
Rev: AΛE−Ω−N (counterclockwise starting lower left, N retrograde), Phrixos clinging to ram right, holding on to ram's head, nude but for cloak flying behind like wings
HGC 4, p.7, 10 var.;
Rogers 242 var.;
BMC Thessaly p.45, 1058 var.;
BCD Thessaly II 86.4 var.
BMC 7, p.13, 4 var.;
[SNG Cop 64 var.]

Ex Forvm GB74494
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Hemihekte; Nymph left/ quadripartite incuse square30 viewsIONIA, PHOKAIA, late 6th Century B.C. Silver hemihekte, SNG Kayhan 522, gVF, Phokaia mint, weight 1.138g, maximum diameter 8.67mm, late 6th Century B.C.; obverse head of nymph left, wearing sakkos and earring; reverse quadripartite incuse square; slightly grainy surfaces a bit better than typical for this type, tight flan with profile on the edge; Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Hiketas, Calciati 157v, 287 – 278 BC, Syracuse, Sicily10 viewsLaureate head of Zeus Hellanios left; trophy behind. Eagle standing left on thunderbolt.

Remnants of SURAKOSIWN on back.
Of the Syracusans
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Histiaia, Euboia48 views340 - 330 B.C.
Silver Tetrobol
2.36 gm, 15 mm
Obv.: Head of nymph Histiaia right wearing an earring, hair bound in sakkos (sphendone) wreathed with vine
Rev.: Nymph seated upon a stern of galley holding a mast with cross-piece (trophy stand), grapes on vine to left; wing on prow; IΣTIAI-EΩN around
BMC Central Greece p.127, 24-25;
Sear 2495;
HGC 4, 1523

This type, from which the huge Histiaian issues of the following century are copied, commemorated the expulsion, with Athenian help, of the pro-Macedonian tyrant Philistides in 340 B.C. (Sear, Greek Coins and Their Values, 1978)
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Histiaia, Euboia (340 - 330 B.C.)153 viewsSilver Tetrobol
O: Head of nymph Histiaia right wearing an earring, hair bound in sakkos (sphendone) wreathed with vine
R: Nymph seated upon a stern of galley holding a mast with cross-piece (trophy stand), grapes on vine to left; wing on prow; IΣTIAI-EΩN
14mm
2.4g
BMC Central Greece p.127, 24-25; Sear 2495

Slightly overstruck. Die break on nose.

This type, from which the huge Histiaian issues of the following century are copied, commemorated the expulsion, with Athenian help, of the pro-Macedonian tyrant Philistides in 340 B.C
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Hostilian - Viminacium21 viewsObv: C VAL HOST M QVINTVS CA bare-headed, cuirassed bust right
Rev: P M S COL VIM Moesia stdg left between bull and lion, representing the two legions stationed in the province, in exergue AN XII
Size: Bronze Sesterz, 12.51g, diam. 26 mm
Caesar (under Trajan Decius) 250-251, Aug. 251 AD
Mint: Greek Imperial, Moesia Superior, Viminacium (present Kostolac/Serbia), 251 A.D.
Id: Moushmov 54
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ILLYRIA Dyrrachium AR Drachm Ceka 322, Cow & Calf16 viewsOBV: MENISKOS, cow & calf, Nike flying above with wreath, thunderbolt in ex
REV: DYR KAL LW NOS around double stellate pattern
3.22g, 17mm

Minted at Dyrrachium, 70-60 BC
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ILLYRIA DYRRHACIUM87 viewsILLYRIA Dyrrhachium AR drachm MENISKOS and CROW ILLYRIA Epidammnos-Dyrrhachium Under Roman protectorate (after 229 B.C.), 2.50 g. Obv.: Cow standing right, looking back at calf which is suckles. Legend in Greek - MENISKOS, Crow above. Rev.: Square containing double stellate pattern. Legend in Greek around the square. Ref.: D. Sear Greek coins and their values Vol. I, p. 187, 1899-1901. CEKAS 320, SNG Cop. 4671 commentsdpaul7
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ILLYRIA, DYRRACHION AR DRACHM, ETRATONIKOS & PARMENISKOU MAGISTRATES6 views

BMC 110, Centered Very Fine, 18.3mm, 3.22 grams, Struck Circa. Late 3rd to 2nd Century B.C.E.

Obverse: Cow standing right suckling calf; head of Helios above, ETRATONIKOS between

Reverse: Double stellate pattern within linear borders, DUR PAR MENIS KOU around
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Illyria, Dyrrachium AR Drachm. c.70-60 BC. MENISKOS18 viewsIllyria, Dyrrachium AR Drachm. c.70-60 BC. MENISKOS, cow suckling calf, Nike flying above with wreath, thunderbolt in ex / DUR KALLWNOS around double stellate pattern. SNG Tubingen 1424, SNG Cop 476, BMC 81.Britanikus
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Illyria, Dyrrhachion AR drachm13 viewsPhrenikos , magistrate
O: Cow standing right with suckling calf, legend above ear of grain to right
R: double stellate pattern, inscription around
3.45 grams, 16-18 mm
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ILLYRIA, Dyrrhachion. Meniskos, magistrate.4 viewsAR Drachm, 18mm, 3.2g, 6h; c. 200-30 BC.
Obv.: MENIΣKOΣ; Cow standing right, looking back at calf which it suckles, raven above.
Rev.: ΔYP ΔIONYΣIOY around double stellate pattern.
Reference: SNG Cop 467, Maier 201.
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ILLYRIA, DYRRHACHIUM34 viewsCeka 331 Illyria, Dyrrhachium AR Drachm. After 229 BC. MENISKOS, cow standing left, looking back at calf which is suckles, hound running right below, torch right / DUR FILWTA, square containing double stellate pattern. BMC 135. dpaul7
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Illyria, Dyrrhachium30 viewsGR2. Illyria, Dyrrhachium. After 229 BC. Silver drachm

Obverse : Cow with suckling calf,and the moneyers name MENISKOS above the cow's back, with a small eagle above the name.
Reverse : Double star pattern in a square, with an inscription naming the city around.

In 229 BCE, when the Romans seized the city the "-damnos" part of the name was inauspicious to Latin ears, and its name, as it was refounded, became Dyrrhachium. Pausanias (6.x.8) says "the modern Roman city is not the ancient one, being at a short distance from it. The modern city is called Dyrrhachium from its founder." The name Dyrrachion is found on coins of the fifth century BCE; in the Roman period Dyrrachium was more common. However, the city maintained a semi-autonomy and was turned into a Roman colony.

Dyrrachium was the landing place for Roman passengers crossing the Ionian Sea from Brundisium, which made it a fairly busy way-station. Here commenced the Via Egnatia, the Roman military road to Thessalonica that connected Roman Illyria with Macedonia and Thrace. The city itself was part of Macedonia, more specifically Epirus Nova. In 48 BCE Pompey was based at Dyrrachium and beat off an attack by Julius Caesar (see Battle of Dyrrhachium). In 345 BCE the city was levelled by an earthquake and rebuilt on its old foundations. In the 4th century CE, Dyrrachium was made the capital of the Roman province of Epirus nova.

The name "Epidamnos" was still used by the Byzantines, as for example in the 13th-century Synopsis Chronike, referring to contemporary events.

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Illyria, Dyrrhachium AR Drachm. After 229 BC. MENISKOS19 viewsObv MENISKOS, cow standing right, looking back at calf which it suckles
Rev. DUR DIONUSIOU, square containing double stellate pattern
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Illyria, Dyrrhachium Drachm17 views200-30 BC. AR
MENISKOS Cow and suckling right, statue of female deity right/ DYP-AY-KIS-KOY around double stellate pattern
CEKA 325
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Illyria, Dyrrhachium, (200-30 B.C.), AR-Drachm, Ceka 320, SNG Cop 467, 113 viewsIllyria, Dyrrhachium, (200-30 B.C.), AR-Drachm, Ceka 320, SNG Cop 467,
avers:- ΜΕΝΙΣΚΟΣ, Cow standing right, looking back at calf which it suckles, raven above.
revers:- ΔΥΡ-ΔΙO-NY-ΣIOY, Square containing double stellate pattern.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 17-17,5mm, weight: 3,10g, axis: 7h,
mint: Illyria, Dyrrhachium, date: 200-30 B.C., ref: Ceka-320, SNG-Cop-467, Maier-201,
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IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG / P M S COL VIM / Ӕ30 (239-240 AD)18 viewsIMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / P M S CO - L VIM, personification of Moesia standing facing, head left, arms outstretched over a lion (right) and a bull (left). AN • I • in exergue.

Ӕ, 29-30+mm, 16.75g, die axis 1h (slightly turned medal alignment), material: looks like red copper.

IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG = Imperator Caesar Marcus Antonius Gordianus Augustus, P M S COL VIM = Provinciae Moesiae Superioris Colonia Viminacium = Colony of Viminacium, in the province of Upper Moesia, AN•I• = the first year. 238 AD was the infamous "year of the 6 emperors", so 239-240 was the first sole ruling year of Gordian III. The bull is the symbol of Legio VII Claudia, based in the capital of Moesia Superior, Viminacium itself, and the lion is the symbol of Legio IV Flavia Felix based in another city of Moesia Superior, Singidunum (modern Belgrade). Due to size this is most probably a sestertius, but large dupondius is another possibility, since it is clearly made of red copper and sestertii were typically made of expensive "gold-like" orichalcum, a kind of brass (but in this time of civil strife they could have used a cheaper replacement). Literature fails to clearly identify the denomination of this type.

A straightforward ID due to size and clear legends, this is AMNG 71; Martin 1.01.1 minted in Viminacium, Moesia Superior (Kostolac, Serbia).

Gordian III was Roman Emperor from 238 AD to 244 AD. At the age of 13, he became the youngest sole legal Roman emperor throughout the existence of the united Roman Empire. Gordian was the son of Antonia Gordiana and an unnamed Roman Senator who died before 238. Antonia Gordiana was the daughter of Emperor Gordian I and younger sister of Emperor Gordian II. Very little is known of his early life before his acclamation. Gordian had assumed the name of his maternal grandfather in 238 AD.

In 235, following the murder of Emperor Alexander Severus, Maximinus Thrax was acclaimed Emperor. In the following years, there was a growing opposition against Maximinus in the Roman senate and amongst the majority of the population of Rome. In 238 (to become infamous as "the year of six emperors") a rebellion broke out in the Africa Province, where Gordian's grandfather and uncle, Gordian I and II, were proclaimed joint emperors. This revolt was suppressed within a month by Cappellianus, governor of Numidia and a loyal supporter of Maximinus Thrax. The elder Gordians died, but public opinion cherished their memory as peace-loving and literate men, victims of Maximinus' oppression.

Meanwhile, Maximinus was on the verge of marching on Rome and the Senate elected Pupienus and Balbinus as joint emperors. These senators were not popular and the population of Rome was still shocked by the elder Gordians' fate, so the Senate decided to take the teenage Gordian, rename him Marcus Antonius Gordianus like his grandfather, and raise him to the rank of Caesar and imperial heir. Pupienus and Balbinus defeated Maximinus, mainly due to the defection of several legions, particularly the II Parthica, who assassinated Maximinus. However, their joint reign was doomed from the start with popular riots, military discontent and an enormous fire that consumed Rome in June 238. On July 29, Pupienus and Balbinus were killed by the Praetorian Guard and Gordian proclaimed sole emperor.

Due to Gordian's age, the imperial government was surrendered to the aristocratic families, who controlled the affairs of Rome through the Senate. In 240, Sabinianus revolted in the African province, but the situation was quickly brought under control. In 241, Gordian was married to Furia Sabinia Tranquillina, daughter of the newly appointed praetorian prefect, Timesitheus. As chief of the Praetorian Guard and father in law of the Emperor, Timesitheus quickly became the de facto ruler of the Roman Empire.

In the 3rd century, the Roman frontiers weakened against the Germanic tribes across the Rhine and Danube, and the Sassanid Empire across the Euphrates increased its own attacks. When the Persians under Shapur I invaded Mesopotamia, the young emperor opened the doors of the Temple of Janus for the last time in Roman history, and sent a large army to the East. The Sassanids were driven back over the Euphrates and defeated in the Battle of Resaena (243). The campaign was a success and Gordian, who had joined the army, was planning an invasion of the enemy's territory, when his father-in-law died in unclear circumstances. Without Timesitheus, the campaign, and the Emperor's security, were at risk.

Gaius Julius Priscus and, later on, his own brother Marcus Julius Philippus, also known as Philip the Arab, stepped in at this moment as the new Praetorian Prefects and the campaign proceeded. Around February 244, the Persians fought back fiercely to halt the Roman advance to Ctesiphon. Persian sources claim that a battle occurred (Battle of Misiche) near modern Fallujah (Iraq) and resulted in a major Roman defeat and the death of Gordian III. Roman sources do not mention this battle and suggest that Gordian died far away from Misiche, at Zaitha (Qalat es Salihiyah) in northern Mesopotamia. Modern scholarship does not unanimously accept this course of the events. One view holds that Gordian died at Zaitha, murdered by his frustrated army, while the role of Philip is unknown. Other scholars have concluded that Gordian died in battle against the Sassanids.
Philip transferred the body of the deceased emperor to Rome and arranged for his deification. Gordian's youth and good nature, along with the deaths of his grandfather and uncle and his own tragic fate at the hands of the enemy, earned him the lasting esteem of the Romans.
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Imperial Japan: Tokugawa Shogunate (1603-1868) AE mon, Kosuge Mint (Hartill-4.217; JNDA-72)10 viewsObv: 寛永通寳 (Kan Ei tsu ho); cast 1859-1867
Rev: Blank
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INDIA, Kushan-Kanishka-MIIPO64 viewsKushan, Kanishka I, Gold Dinar, 7.96g, 20mm, MIIPO (Mithra) or Sun God type

Obv: Kanishka standing, wearing a flat cap, clad in heavy Kushan coat and long boots, sword at waist, flames emanating from shoulders, holding standard in his left hand, and making a sacrifice over an altar with right hand holding what looks like a shortened elephant goad. Kushan-language legend in Greek script (with the addition of the Kushan Ϸ "sh" letter): ϷΑΟ ΝΑΝΟ ϷΑΟ ΚΑΝΗϷΚΙ ΚΟϷΑΝΟ ("Shao nano shao Kanishki Koshano"):"King of Kings, Kanishka the Kushan". The legend starts circular from the left at 7 'o' clock (near the kings right feet), breaks at 12 'o' clock and continues at 1 'o' clock ending at the kings left feet at 5 'o' clock.

Rev: Deity MIIPO ie Mithra, radiate and nimbate, holding club in left hand with right hand extended, and wearing a thin transparent gown, kushan tamgha to the left, all within a circular dotted border. Mithra (or Mithras) is the Zoroastrian divinity (yazata) of covenant and oath. In addition to being the divinity of contracts, Mithra is also a judicial figure, an all-seeing protector of Truth, and the guardian of cattle, the harvest and of The Waters. Also associated with Sun God.
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Indian Humped Bull140 viewsSeleukid Kingdom, Antioch on the Orontes, Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC, AE20 Double
Winged head of Medusa right. / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣEΛEYKY Indian humped bull butting right, control mark Ξ in exergue.
SC 21.2(b); CSE 9; WSM 925; SNG Spaer 23; HGC 9, 92a (S-R1). Struck ca. 286-281 BC at Antioch on the Orontes.
(20 mm, 7.06 g, 2h).
Note the misspelled legend, missing the letter O in the genitive of the king's name; the only known example of this apparently unrecorded error.
ex-Forvm Ancient Coins


This coin type was produced at many mints across the Seleukid Empire in the last years of Seleukos’ reign. The bull on the reverse is an allusion to a story about Seleukos’ prowess related to us in Appian: He (Seleukos) was of such a large and powerful frame that once when a wild bull was brought for sacrifice to Alexander and broke loose from his ropes, Seleukos held him alone, with nothing but his bare hands, for which reason his statues are ornamented with horns.
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Ionia, Magnesia ad Maeandrum, Antoninus Pius, unpublished39 viewsAntoninus Pius, AD 138-161
AE 34, 26.53g
struck under grammateus L. Dioskurides Gratos Metr.
obv. [T AI]LIOC KAICAR - ANTWNEINO[C]
Head, laureate, r.
rev. EPI DIOCKOVRID[OV] GR - MAG - NHTWN
Themistokles, nude to hips, std. l. on throne with lion's-feet, l. hand at parazonium hanging at his
l. side, with r. hand holding an oval shield inscribed by .EM/.AN/OC in three lines set on cippus;
re behind him a horse stg. r., head turned l.
cf. Schultz 100 (obv. only, same die), unpublished

This coin was very difficult to interprete. Because of the depiction of the male figure, nude, with parazonium,
very tall upper part of the body, the suggestion tends to Themistokles. There is another rare type of him
sacrificing before an altar, where he is depicted similarily. Themistokles is the famous heroe of Salamis who
after an ostrakismos had to flee from Athens. His former enemy the Persian king Artaxerxes I accommodated
him and made him satrap of Lampsakos and Magnesis ad Maeandrum due to his merits at Salamis.
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Ionia, Magnesia ad Maeandrum. Julia Mamaea AE26.41 views
Obv: IOYLIA MAMAIA CEB. Bust of Julia Mamaea r.
Rev: MAGNHTWN E - PI GRA TYXIK, in l. and r. field O - Y. Apollo Kitharoedes standing r., clad in long chiton, holding lyre and plectrum.
Grammatikos TYXIKOC.
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IONIA, Phokaia36 viewsIONIA, Phokaia. Circa 521-478 BC. AR Hemihekte (9mm, 1.32 g). Head of nymph left, hair in plain sakkos / Quadripartite incuse square. SNG von Aulock 1815; SNG Copenhagen (Cyprus, etc.) 389–93. Good VF, toned. Fine archaic style.

Ex CNG eAuction 311, Lot 737 85/100
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Isfendiyarids81 views Isfendiyarids, Suleyman I, AH 709-742/ AD 1309-1341 Denomination: Anonymous AR Akche in the name of Abu Sa'id. Struck Date missing, but c. AH 725. No mint signature, but Qastamuniyah (Kostamonu) type. Obverse: Within divided square: al-sultan Abu Sa'id / arabesque ornament / khallad Allah mulkahu (blundered); date in three margin segments, knot at left in place of mint name. Reverse: Octofoil containing kalima in three lines, stars top and left, crescent at right; Rashidun in margin. Weight 1.16gm Diameter 18x17mm Reference Album 1279. Grade Good Very Fine with peripheral weakness, toned. Ex- CNG Triton IX, lot 2506 (part). dpaul7
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King 01. Seleucos I, 312-281. 100 viewsSilver tetradrachm, Price 3747, Houghton 82(5), gVF, 17.05g, 25.9mm, 45o, Babylon mint, posthumous, 311 - 300 B.C.; obverse head of Herakles right, clad in lion head headdress; reverse BASILEWS ALEXANDROU, Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, monogram in wreath left, MI under throne; nice-style high-relief obverse, flat center on reverse

Seleucos I was a comrade of Alexander the great and founded the Seleucid Empire in 312B.C.
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Kingdom of Macedonia, Alexander the Great. AR Drachm. Struck 323 – 317 BC at Lampsakos, Mysia.30 viewsObverse: No legend. Head of Herakles, wearing lion-skin knotted at base of neck, facing right.
Reverse: AΛEΞANĐPOY. Zeus Aëtophoros seated facing left, right leg drawn back, feet on stool, eagle in right hand, sceptre in left; buckle in left field; Λ above Ω below throne.
Diameter: 18mm | Weight: 4.16gms | Die Axis: 7 | Cut mark above eyebrow on obverse.
Price: 1376

Alexander the Great reigned from 336 to 323 BC but this coin was struck shortly after his death, in around 323 to 317 BC under Leonnatos, Philip III Arrhidaios, or Antigonos I Monophthalmos.

Leonnatos was a Macedonian officer under Alexander the Great and one of the diadochi, rival generals, family and friends of Alexander the Great who fought for the control of Alexander's empire after his death in 323 BC.
Leonnatos was the same age as Alexander and was very close to him. After Alexander died, Leonnatos was made satrap of Phrygia and Alexander's sister, Cleopatra, offered him her hand in marriage. When the Athenians heard that Alexander had died, they revolted against Macedonia. Leonnatos led an army of 20,000 infantry and 1,500 cavalry to relieve the new regent, Antipater, probably with the ambition of usurping Antipater's power since a victory over the Athenians would have enhanced Leonnatos' own claim to the throne. However, in 322 BC, Leonnatus was killed in battle against the Athenians and his marriage to Cleopatra never took place.
Philip III Arrhidaeus was the king of Macedonia after the death of Alexander the Great, from 323 BC until his own death in 317 BC. He was a son of King Philip II of Macedonia and a half-brother of Alexander. Named Arrhidaeus at birth, he assumed the name Philip when he ascended the throne.
As Arrhidaeus grew older it became apparent that he had mild learning difficulties. Alexander was very fond of him, and took him on his campaigns, both to protect his life and to ensure he would not be used as a pawn in a challenge for the throne. After Alexander's death in Babylon, Arrhidaeus was proclaimed king by the Macedonian army in Asia, but he was a mere figurehead, and a pawn of the powerful generals, one after the other.
Antigonos I Monophthalmus (Antigonos the One-eyed) was a Macedonian nobleman, general, and satrap under Alexander the Great. As part of the division of the provinces after Alexander's death, Antigonos received Pamphylia and Lycia from Perdiccas, regent of the empire, but he incurred the enmity of Perdiccas by refusing to assist Eumenes to obtain possession of Paphlagonia and Cappadocia, the provinces which had been allotted to him. Leonnatos had left with his army for Greece, leaving Antigonos to deal with Cappadocia, a task he apparently couldn't complete alone and Perdiccas seems to have viewed this as a direct affront to his authority. Perdiccas then went with the royal army to conquer the area himself and from there he turned west towards Phrygia in order to confront Antigonos. Antigonos, however, escaped to Greece where, in 321 BC, he obtained the favour of Antipater, regent of Macedonia.
When Perdiccas died later that same year, a new attempt at division of the empire took place and Antigonos found himself entrusted with the command of the war against Eumenes, who had joined Perdiccas against the coalition of the other generals which included Antipater, Antigonos, Ptolemy and Craterus. Eumenes was defeated and forced to retire to the fortress of Nora in Cappadocia, and a new army that was marching to his relief was routed by Antigonos.
In 319 BC Antipater died, and Polyperchon was given the regentship, but Antigonos and the other dynasts refused to recognize him since it undermined their own ambitions. Antigonos' old adversary, Eumenes, who had been given authority over anyone within the empire by Polyperchon, raised an army and built a fleet in Cilicia and Phoenicia, and soon after formed a coalition with the satraps of the eastern provinces. Antigonos fought against him in two great battles and, though both were inconclusive, in the aftermath of the second battle Antigonos managed to capture the family and possessions of the Silvershields, an elite regiment within Eumenes' army. The Silvershields negotiated the release of their families by handing over Eumenes to Antigonos in return. Antigonos had Eumenes executed resulting in him now being in possession of the empire's Asian territories, stretching from the eastern satrapies to Syria and Asia Minor in the west.
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Kingdom of Thessalonica: John Comnenus-Ducas (1237-1242) BI Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2207; DOC IV, Type B 15; Lianta 378-80)21 viewsObv: Bust of the Theotokos facing
Rev: John standing facing, holding akakia and being crowned by Christ standing left

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Kingdom of Thrace. Lysimachos AR Tetradrachm185 viewsCirca 297-281 B.C. AR Tetradrachm, Thompson 59, Müller 88 (Sestus mint), 17.146g, maximum diameter 31.2mm, die axis 0o, Mysia, Lampsacus mint. Obverse diademed head of Alexander the Great wearing the horn of Ammon. Reverse Athena seated left on prow, Nike crowning name in extended right, transverse spear resting against right side, resting left arm on shield behind, KA monogram inner left, herm outer left. gVF. Nice style, beautiful portrait of Alexander.

Ex Otakirak Collection. Ex Stack's, Bowers and Ponterio NYINC Auction 2012, lot 194. Ex FORVM.

Lysimachos, a Macedonian of great physical strength and fortitude, rose to prominence as a σωματοφύλαξ, or “bodyguard” for Alexander the Great. When Alexander’s territories were parceled out during the settlement at Babylon in 323 BC, Lysimachos was given control of Thrace, the Chersonese, and the intervening Black Sea coast. Unfortunately, much of this territory was no longer under Macedonian control, but was claimed by various Thracian tribes. Although Lysimachos was involved to some extent in the early wars of the Diadochs, most of his early years as satrap were preoccupied with subduing the Thracian tribes, an endeavor that was largely unsuccessful. By the time he assumed the royal title in 306/5 BC, his kingdom consisted of little more than the southern portions of Thrace. While this territory included a few already active mints, such as Ainos and Byzantion, Lysimachos was forced to depend on his ally Kassander, the king of Macedon, for coinage, as the sources of bullion were under the control of his enemies. This situation changed in 302 BC, when Lysimachos raised an army at the urging of Kassander and invaded Asia Minor, territory which Antigonos I Monophthalmos controlled, and whose son, Demetrios I Poliorketes, was threatening Kassander’s southern flank in Thessaly. Lysimachos quickly captured much of the Hellespont, and he penetrated as far as Lydia. This territory was rich with both silver bullion and mint cities, including Alexandria Troas, Ephesos, Lampsakos, Magnesia, and Sardis. Lysimachos used these mints to begin striking coinage on his behalf, while at the same time, he apparently sent bullion back to Thrace, where Lysimacheia and Sestos also began to produce coinage for him. These mints initially struck coins of Alexander type for Lysimachos, but later changed to the new Lysimachos type in 297 BC. After Lysimachos and Seleukos I defeated the Antigonids at Ipsos in 301 BC, most of western Asia Minor passed to Lysimachos. He now held some of the most prosperous cities in the Aegean, and soon most of the well-established mints were striking coinage in his name. Many of these same mints were required to pay large sums of tribute in order to fund further campaigns of expansion. One such object of expansion was Macedon, the ultimate goal of all the Diodochs. Since the death of Kassander in 298 BC, it had fallen into chaos and was eventually captured by Demetrios, who was, in turn, driven out by the joint invasion of Lysimachos and Pyrrhos in 288 BC. Initially, Macedon was split between the two, with Lysimachos taking the eastern half and its mint of Amphipolis. By 285 BC, when Lysimachos also obtained the western half from Pyrrhos, Pella also began producing coinage for Lysimachos. His successes, however, were short-lived. Beginning in 284 BC with the murder of his step-sons, Lysimachos became involved in a treacherous game of political and dynastic intrigue. As a result, revolt broke out among the Asian cities under his control, and Seleukos I launched an invasion against him. At the battle of Korupedion in 281 BC, Lysimachos was killed, and his kingdom was subsumed into the Seleukid empire. Ptolemy Keraunos, however, siezed Lysimachos’ European territories after he murdered Seleukos I later that year. Edward T. Newell’s study of Lysimachos’ lifetime issues arranged them according to the territorial expansion of his kingdom. Unfortunately, Newell died before completing his study, and consequently many issues are missing from Margaret Thompson’s survey of his unfinished work. The many ‘unpublished’ coins that have appeared over the past two decades reveal how little is known about Lysimachos’ coinage. Although most catalogs list these unpublished coins as posthumous issues, this is unlikely, as most of his mint cities were taken over by other kingdoms following Lysimachos’ death. The cities that continued to issue his coins as a regular type, such as Byzantion, were mostly ones that regularly conducted trade with cities to the north of Thrace, whose economies were likely dominated by Lysimachos type coinage during his lifetime. A few cities, such as Tenedos, struck brief, sporadic issues of Lysimachos type coins long after his death, but these issues were likely struck for some specific purpose that required this type, and are not part of any regular series. At the beginning of his reign, Lysimachos continued to use Alexander’s coinage types, later modifying them by replacing Alexander’s name with his own. In 297 BC, Lysimachos introduced a new type: the obverse was a portrait of Alexander; the reverse was Athena, Lysimachos’ patron goddess. G.K Jenkins noted the power of the Alexander portrait in his commentary on the Gulbenkian Collection: “The idealized portrait of Alexander introduced on the coinage of Lysimachos in 297 BC is characterized by the horn of Ammon which appears above the ear. The allusion is to Alexander’s famous visit to the oracle of Ammon at the Siwa Oasis in 331, when the god is supposed to have greeted Alexander as ‘My son’.... The best of the Alexander heads on Lysimachos’ coinage...have a power and brilliance of effect that is irresistible. It [is speculated] that these Alexander heads may have derived from an original gem carved by Pyrgoteles, an engraver prominent among the artists of Alexander’s court....” Regardless of the inspiration for the new design, part of the remarkable attraction of this coinage is its artistic variety: each engraver created his own fresh and distinctive portrayal of the world’s greatest conqueror. (Commentary courtesy of CNG).
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Kings of Macedon, Alexander III the Great, 336-323 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Babylon under Seleukos ca. 308-305 BC24 viewsHead of Herakles right wearing lion skin headdress.
BΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ AΛΕΞANΔPOY Zeus Aetophoros seated left, ligate ME above club in left field, HA monogram beneath throne.

Price 3772; Waggoner Issue IX, 456-460; SC Ad57F; Commerce ("Seleucus I") Hoard 2005 (CH 10.265), 1349-1350 (one of these coins).
Babylon I Mint (Imperial Mint) after the Babylonian War and the victory of Seleukos – this saw the removal of the victory wreath of Antigonos from the coinage of Babylon.

(26 mm, 17.16 g, 6h).
ex- CNG 72, 14 June 2006, 436; ex-"Seleucus I" Hoard (CH 10.265).

In 316 Antigonos, following his victory over Eumenes, placed a wreath symbolic of his victory on the coinage of the Babylon Imperial Mint. This symbol persisted on the coinage of Babylon until Seleukos defeated Antigonos and expelled him from Babylonia in 308 BC. This coin was amongst the first of the issues following the removal of the wreath from the Babylon series and thus dated to 308-305 BC.
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Kings of Macedon, Alexander III the Great, 336-323 BC, AR Tetradrachm – Babylon under Antigonos Monopthalmos during the Babylonian War 311-308 BC 21 viewsHead of Herakles right wearing lion skin headdress.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ AΛΕΞANΔPOY Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, MTPΘ monogram within wreath beneath throne, MI in left field, crescent moon beneath.

Price 3756; Waggoner Issue VIII, Series IV, 448; Newell Babylon Group 4; SC 82.2d; HGC 9, 10f. Babylon I (Royal Mint) dated to 311/10-309/08 BC by Waggoner.

(24 mm, 16.85 g, 6h).
CNG; ex- Ross Schraeder Collection

Waggoner dated this coin type to 311/10-309/08 at the peak of the Babylonian War waged between Antigonos and Seleukos. Price extended this to incude all the issues bearing the MI control accompanied by the victory wreath and accompanying monogram of Antigonos that was placed on the coinage of Babylon following his victory over Eumenes in 316. It was struck in the Royal Mint (Babylon I) at Babylon nominally after Seleukos reclaimed his Babylonian Satrapy in April 311 BC. The latter event marked the start of the Seleukid era, which is dated with Year 1 commencing in the Macedonian Year commencing October 312 BC. For this reason the coin was considered Seleukid by Houghton and Lorber. However, Seleukos was absent from Babylon for most of the period 311-308 during which time the city was essentially under Antigonid control as the Babylonian War was waged. Therefore, the coin is more correctly attributed as a Royal Macedonian issue under the authority of Antigonos Monopthalmos.

The Royal Mint was established by Alexander the Great and the output accorded to imperial standards of design and control throughout the two decades following the death of Alexander. Production from the mint declined rapidly after the conclusion of the War for Babylonia in 308 BC, the outcome of which convincingly placed the province and greater eastern region of the former Macedonian Empire firmly in the control of Seleukos. The mint may have continued to produce a low volume of coinage from four obverse tetradrachm dies until perhaps ca. 305 BC when it closed; its operations transferred to the mint at Seleukeia on the Tigris. True to its name Babylon Imperial Mint produced coinage only in the name of Alexander and briefly Philip (Arrhidaios), but never in the name of Seleukos.
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Kings of Macedon, Alexander III The Great, 336-323 BC, AR Tetradrachm – Damaskos c. 326/5BC59 viewsHead of Herakles right in lion-skin headdress, paws tied at neck.
ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡOΥ Zeus Aëtophoros seated left on a backless throne; in left field forepart of ram right; beneath throne two pellets above strut, ΔA below.

Taylor AJN 29, Damaskos, Series 2.2.2, 202 (this coin), Pl.11, 202 (this coin), dies A14/P7; Price 3204. Damaskos c. 326/5 BC.

(25 mm, 17.01 g, 11h).

Reference: Taylor. L. W. H. "The Damaskos Mint of Alexander the Great." AJN Second Series 29 (2017): 47-100.

The Alexander mint at Damaskos (Damascus) opened for a brief period in the mid 320’s. The reason and purpose behind its brief operation have not been established. However, its coinage was the fourth most abundant in the Demanhur Hoard with all Damaskos issues represented. The reverse of the Damaskos iissues, bearing a portrayal of Zeus seated with parallel legs and a legend absent the royal title suggests that the mint closed before the death of Alexander III the Great
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Kings of Macedon, Alexander III the Great, 336-323 BC, AR Tetradrachm – Damaskos c. 326/5 BC 20 viewsHead of young Herakles r. in lion-skin headdress, paws tied at neck.
ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡOΥ Zeus Aëtophoros seated l. on a backless throne; in l. field forepart of ram r.; beneath throne ΔA.

Taylor AJN 29, Damaskos, Series 2.0.1, 54 (this coin), Pl.7, 54 (this coin), dies A9/P9; Price 3202. Damaskos c. 326/5 BC.

(25 mm, 16.92 g, 11h).

Reference: Taylor. L. W. H. "The Damaskos Mint of Alexander the Great." AJN Second Series 29 (2017): 47-100.
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Kings of Macedon, Alexander III the Great, 336-323, AR Tetradrachm – Susa under satrap Aspeisas 30 viewsHead of Herakles right wearing lion-skin headdress.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ AΛEΞANΔPOY (of King Alexander) Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, wreath in left field; AI above strut of throne, ΠP monogram below.

Price 3857.
Struck under Aspeisas, satrap of Susiana, circa 316-311 BC.

(25 mm, 16.78 g, 9h).

Classical Numismatic Group Auction 76, 12 September 2007, 772. Incorrectly attributed in the auction catalogue to Seleukos I Nikator, as an unpublished SC 164.1 variant

Susa, or Shushan in biblical Hebrew, is modern day Shush, located in southwest Iran, about 150 km east of the River Tigris. Mint operations appear to have commenced in the city around the time of the death of Alexander in 323 BC. Antigonos Monopthalmos controlled Susa in the interval 320-311 BC, after which Seleukos I annexed it to his province of Babylonia.

At the time this coin was struck in 316-314 BC, the power of Antigonos Monopthalmos was at its zenith. The wreath on the reverse is symbolic of his triumph over Eumenes of Cardia, leaving Antigonos at that time the supreme claimant to the legacy of Alexander the Great. Aspeisas, under whose direct authority the coinage at Susa was struck, was appointed satrap of Susiana by Antigonos following the second Diadoch War. He occupied this role until ca. 311 BC when Seleukos took Babylonia and Susa. A similar Alexander tetradrachm (Price 3852) of Susa issued with Aspeisas’ name on the reverse is the geographical and chronological pointer by which the subsequent issues, including the Seleukid Susa Alexanders, are definitively placed as issues of the mint at Susa. The Aspeisas tetradrachm is followed by the Susa “wreath group” of which this coin is an example. The wreath group is connected directly by magistrates’ symbols, style, and fabric to the subsequent Seleukid issues.
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Kings of Macedon, Demetrios I Poliorketes, 306-283 BC, AR Drachm - Miletos 20 viewsHead of Herakles right wearing lion skin headdress.
AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus enthroned facing left holding eagle and sceptre; labrys (double-head axe) beneath throne, circled ΠPYA monogram in left field.

Price 2148; Thompson DM 260; Newell 49. Struck under Demetrios Poliorketes at Miletos Mint, circa 295/4 BC.

(18 mm, 12h).
Spink & Son Ltd, December 1987.

After the Battle of Ipsos in 301 BC, Ephesos and Miletos were the only major centres in Asia Minor to remain loyal to Demetrios Poliorketes, the son and successor of Antigonos Monopthalmos. In 294 BC, Demetrios secured the Macedonian throne, ruling most of Greece for a period of six years. In 286 BC he invaded Asia Minor, only to be abandoned by his army, at which point he surrendered to his son-in-law Seleukos I Nikator. He died a few years later in 283 BC, held in captivity at Apamea on the Axios by his son-in-law Seleukos.
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Kings of Macedon, Demetrios I Poliorketes, 306-283 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Corinth ca. 290-287 BC20 viewsHead of Herakles right wearing lion skin headdress.
BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, aphlaston in left field, NO beneath throne.

Troxell Peloponnesian Alexanders pl. XIX, 7 (same dies); Price 681 var. (no royal title and Nikai on throne back), Commerce ("Seleucus I") Hoard 2005 (CH 10.265) #318 (Plate 1, 318 - this coin).
Struck ca. 290-287 BC in Corinth by Demetrios I Poliorketes.

(28 mm, 17.09 g, 2h).
Jencek Historical Enterprise; ex-Hesselgesser Collection: Goldberg Auction 42 (13 September 2007) Lot 39; ex-CNG 72 (14 June 2006) Lot 320; ex-Commerce ("Seleucus I") Hoard 2005 (CH 10.265).

This coin is remarkable for the fact that it can be tied directly to events that transpired around 290-286 BC culminating in the final show down between Demetrios and Seleukos. It was part of a hoard believed to have been a component of Seleukos’ treasury buried in 281 BC. It was struck by Demetrios Poliorketes probably in the period 290-287 BC and travelled with his mercenary army to Asia Minor in 286 BC during an invasion aimed at regaining the legacy of his father Antigonos Monopthalmos. When his army mutinied, Demetrios was forced to surrender to Seleukos I Nikator and this coin found its way into Seleukos’ military campaign treasury. On the assassination of Seleukos in 281 BC a portion of this treasury, consisting of at least three thousand tetradrachms and drachms was buried, eventually to enter modern commerce in 2005 at which point the partial composition of the hoard, including this coin, was documented by Brad Nelson in his 2010 paper the Commerce ("Seleucus I") Hoard 2005 (CH 10.265).
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Kings of Macedon, Demetrios I Poliorketes, 306-283 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Corinth ca. 290-287 BC 31 viewsHead of Herakles right wearing lion skin headdress.
BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, Nikai on throne back, cornucopia in left field, NO beneath throne.

Price 691; Müller 877; Commerce ("Seleucus I") Hoard 2005 (CH 10.265) 339-374 (same obv. die as 376 a Price 691 variant). Struck ca. 290-287 BC in Corinth by Demetrios I Poliorketes.
Struck from worn and rusty dies.

(28 mm, 17.16 g, 4h).
ex- Commerce ("Seleucus I") Hoard 2005 (CH 10.265)

The Commerce ("Seleucus I") Hoard 2005 (CH 10.265) is believed to have been a part of Seleukos’ treasury at the time he was assassinated by Ptolemy Keraunos. The coins in the hoard consist of tetradrachms and drachms, of early the Hellenistic period accompanied by one Boeotian and five Athenian civic issues. The Hellenistic royal coinage derived from the mints of Alexander the Great, Antigonos Monopthalmos, Demetrios Poliorketes, Lysimachos and Seleukos. The hoard was found in an undisclosed location in Asia Minor. Its composition is inferred from 1,721 coins in commerce in 2005-06, although the total hoard is believed to have consisted of more than 3,000 coins. The hoard appears to have been closed around 281 BC at the time of the murder of Seleukos.
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Kings of Macedon, Philip III Arrhidaios, 323-317 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Babylon ca. 317 BC under Seleukos as Satrap 54 viewsHead of Herakles right wearing lion skin headdress.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ФIΛIΠΠOY Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, KY beneath throne, radiate head of Helios in left field.

Price P205 (same dies as P205c); Waggoner Issue VII, 248-256.
Struck during the Satrapy of Seleukos at Babylon Royal Mint (Babylon I) ca 318-316 BC.

(27 mm, 17.13 g, 10h).
Sayles and Lavender, August 2008, on consignment from the Arthur J. Frank Collection; ex-J.Schulman List 205, June 1975, 35.

This coin marks the artistic peak of the Babylonian style. Subsequent issues became less detailed, more stylized and simplified through to the closure of the mint in 305 BC.
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Kings of Macedon, Philip III Arrhidaios, 323-317 BC, AR Tetradrachm – Babylon II under Seleukos as Satrap 46 viewsHead of Herakles right wearing lion skin headdress.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ФIΛIΠΠOYZeus Aëtophoros seated left, ancient Greek Zeta beneath throne, ΛY above prow of galley in left field.

SC Ad43.15; Price P158 (Arados); Duryat (Arados) Group V, Series 11.
Struck in Babylonia 317/16 BC under Seleukos as Satrap 320-316 BC.

(27 mm, 17.01 g, 2h).

Ship ahoy ... on the Euphrates River in Babylon!

Diminutive but thought provoking is the galley prow mint control of this coin ... some of Alexander's fleet constructed in India even found its way here after the eastern anabasis. Perhaps easy to see why these types were incorrectly attributed to Arados by Price and earlier workers. The concept of ships in the desert is unusual to say the least, but proven in the written historical record and evidenced on a few of the coins of Babylon!
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Kings of Macedon, Philip III Arrhidaios, 323-317 BC, AR Tetradrachm – Babylon II under Seleukos as Satrap26 viewsHead of Herakles right wearing lion-skin headdress.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ФIΛIΠΠOY Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, letter Zeta beneath throne, ΔHo monogram to left.

SC Ad43.4; Price P144 (Arados); Duyrat (Arados) Group V, Series 5, 911 same dies D208/R408.
Babylon II workshop 317/16 BC under Seleukos as Satrap 320-316 BC.

(26 mm, 17.01 g, 12h).
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Kings of Macedon. Alexander III ‘The Great’ (Circa 326-323 BC)22 viewsAR Tetradrachm

25 mm, 16.98 g

Damaskos Mint. Struck under Menon or Menes.

Obverse: Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress.

Reverse: AΛEΞANΔPOY, Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and eagle standing right with closed wings in his right; to left, forepart of a ram to right; below throne, ΔA (short for Damaskos), one dot below diphros.

Price 3203.

Unlike most of Alexander’s mints, Damaskos had no prior history of coinage production. It produced a single denomination of coinage, the tetradrachm, readily distinguished from other mints by the letters ΔA , signifying the abbreviated name of the city, placed beneath the diphros on the reverse.

Newell identified two series in the mint’s output. Series 1, which carries a vertically oriented mint control on the reverse left field, and Series 2, which is characterized by the presence of the forepart of a ram in a similar position. The imperial mint at Damaskos used up to six striking teams. Inconspicuous patterns of one to six small dots, used as secondary mint controls, may have served to identify the coins struck on each anvil.

The life of the mint was limited to a brief period in the last years of Alexander III’s lifetime, during which time it produced an estimated 1.22 million tetradrachms. Based on conservative estimates of die life and the closely die linked interwoven nature of coinage, it is inferred that the mint may have operated for little more than a year after its establishment. Its coinage then dispersed rapidly to the west, arguably consistent with the dispersal pattern of military payments made to demobilized Greek veterans at the end of their service to Alexander the Great.
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Kings of Syria, Seleukos II, Antioch, 246-225. 17 viewsObv. Helmeted head of Athena right.
Rev. Nike standing left.
References: SC 713; HGC 323. 8.29g, 20mm, 12h.
Rare. Green patina, VF
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Kings of Thrace, Lysimachos AR Tetradrachm71 viewsLampsakos mint (297-281 BC).
Obv.: Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon.
Rev.: Athena Nikephoros seated left, left arm resting on shield, spear behind; herm to outer left, monogram to inner left.
Thompson 55; Müller 89.
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KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm22 viewsSilver, 31.5 mm, 17.06 g, 12 h
Lampsakos, c. 297-281.
Diademed head of Alexander the Great to right with horn of Ammon over his ear.
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated to left on throne, leaning her left elbow on her shield and holding Nike, crowning the king's name, in her right; behind, transverse spear; inner left, monogram over crescent with points to left.
Müller 396. SNG France 2545. Thompson 61 var. (the monogram appears as 58).
Well centered on a broad flan. Slightly wavy flan with some bangs and scratches, otherwise, good very fine.
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Knidos, Caria, c. 465 - 449 B.C68 viewsSilver drachm, Cahn 80 (V38/R53), SNG Keckman 132 (same dies), SNG Cop 232 (same dies), aVF, toned, Knidos mint, weight 6.057g, maximum diameter 16.5mm, die axis 270o, c. 465 - 449 B.C.; obverse forepart of roaring lion right; reverse archaic head of Aphrodite right, hair bound with taenia, within incuse square; ex Barry P. Murphy

CARIA, Knidos. Circa 465-449 BC. AR Drachm - 16mm (6.06 g). Obverse: forepart of roaring lion right; Reverse: archaic head of Aphrodite right, hair bound with taenia. Cahn 80 (V38/R53); SNG Helsinki 132 (same dies); SNG Copenhagen 232 (same dies). Toned, near VF, good metal. Ex Barry P. Murphy.

While this coin falls within the time frame that numismatists call "Classical" Greek coinage, I have chosen to place it in both the "Archaic" (coin 020a) and "Classical" Greek sections of my collection. This specimen is one of those wonderful examples of transition--it incorporates many elements of the "Archaic" era, although it is struck during the "Classical" Greek period and anticipates characteristics of the later period.

As noted art historian Patricia Lawrence has pointed out, "[this specimen portrays] A noble-headed lion, a lovely Late Archaic Aphrodite, and [is made from]. . . beautiful metal." The Archaic Aphrodite is reminiscent of certain portraits of Arethusa found on tetradrachms produced in Syracuse in the first decade of the 5th century BC.

Knidos was a city of high antiquity and as a Hellenic city probably of Lacedaemonian colonization. Along with Halicarnassus (present day Bodrum, Turkey) and Kos, and the Rhodian cities of Lindos, Kamiros and Ialyssos it formed the Dorian Hexapolis, which held its confederate assemblies on the Triopian headland, and there celebrated games in honour of Apollo, Poseidon and the nymphs.

The city was at first governed by an oligarchic senate, composed of sixty members, and presided over by a magistrate; but, though it is proved by inscriptions that the old names continued to a very late period, the constitution underwent a popular transformation. The situation of the city was favourable for commerce, and the Knidians acquired considerable wealth, and were able to colonize the island of Lipara, and founded a city on Corcyra Nigra in the Adriatic. They ultimately submitted to Cyrus, and from the battle of Eurymedon to the latter part of the Peloponnesian War they were subject to Athens.

In their expansion into the region, the Romans easily obtained the allegiance of Knidians, and rewarded them for help given against Antiochus by leaving them the freedom of their city.

During the Byzantine period there must still have been a considerable population: for the ruins contain a large number of buildings belonging to the Byzantine style, and Christian sepulchres are common in the neighbourhood.

Eudoxus, the astronomer, Ctesias, the writer on Persian history, and Sostratus, the builder of the celebrated Pharos at Alexandria, are the most remarkable of the Knidians mentioned in history.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cnidus

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
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Korykos - AE8 views1st century BC
turreted head of Tyche right
ΣA
Hermes standing half left, wearing, petasos, holding phiale kerykeion
KΩPYKIΩTΩN
EΠI / ΔI
SNGvA 5679; SNG Cop 118 var. (control letters); BMC Lycaonia p. 66, 1 - 8 var. (same)
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Kos51 viewsCARIA, KOS 167-88 b.c
Tetrobol

Obverse:Head of bearded Asklepios right
Reverse:Coiled snake;magistrates name .

13.50mm 1.89gm

The coin looks overstruck.On reverse it is a Δ and one other letter below
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Kos12 viewsCaria Kos 300-190 BC

Obverse:Head of Herakles right wearing lion's skin
Reverse:ΚΩΙΩΝ;Crab at center magistrates name below

10.58mm 1.14gm

SNG Cop 650

Similar with Alexander "Herakles" obverse
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Kos - AR Obol4 views500-480 BC
crab
quadripartite incuse square
SNG Copenhagen 615-6 (diobols); HGC 6, 1297; BMC 5; SNG Kayhan 903.

ex Naumann
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Kos, Islands off Caria78 views337 – 330 B.C.
Bronze Ć 16
2.71 gm, 15-16.5 mm
Obv.: Head of young Herakles right,
wearing lion's skin
Rev.: Crab, KΩI(?)
BMC Caria p.203, 102 var.;
HGC 6, 1336
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Koson/Cotis - AV stater19 viewsGeto-Dacians
c. 50-25 BC
togate L. Junius Brutus between two lictors left
KOΣΩN
eagle left, holding wreath and scepter in talon
Iliescu 2; RPC I 1701B; BMC Thrace p. 208, 2.
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KOSTENLOSE ABHOLUNG MÖGLICH - VERSANDKOSTEN WERTABHÄNGIG WELTWEIT, EUROPA UND DEUTSCHLAND SIEHE UNTEN20 viewsKOSTENLOSE ABHOLUNG MÖGLICH - VERSANDKOSTEN WERTABHÄNGIG WELTWEIT, EUROPA UND DEUTSCHLAND SIEHE UNTEN

FREE PICK UP POSSIBLE - SHIPPING WORLDWIDE FEES DEPENDING ON VALUE

Kaiserreich Österreich

Franz Joseph I. 1848 - 1916

1 Krone 1914

Münzstätte: Wien

Vs: Kopf nach rechts.

Rs: Krone zwischen Zweigen

Zitat: Herinek 805

Erhaltung: Kratzer, ansonsten vorzüglich / Stempelglanz

Durchmesser: 23 mm

Gewicht: 5,00 g Silber _1418
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Kyzicos, Boar & lion; tetartemorion16 viewsMYSIA, KYZIKOS. Ca. 450-400 B.C. Silver tetartemorion, cf. S 3850 var, Rosen 522 var and SNG Kayhan 56 ff. (all hemiobols with various field marks), gF, Kyzikos mint, weight 0.182g, maximum diameter 6.4mm, die axis 90o; obverse forepart of boar running left, tunny fish upwards behind; reverse head of roaring lion left, all within incuse square; very rare denomination; This type is unpublished in the major references for this denomination. The most likely reason is that very few coins this small (1/4 of an obol) have survived. The details are as thin as a human hair and the slightest corrosion could turn a coin like this into an unrecognizable little spec of silver. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Kyzikos - AE5 viewsc. 4th century BC
laureate head of Apollo left
amphora, tuna fish right below
KY_ZI
SNG BnF 411, SNG Cop 57, SNGvA 7351, BMC Mysia -,
Johny SYSEL
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Kyzikos - AR hemiobol10 views450-400 BC
forepart of boar left; tuna fish right
head of lion left; star above
SNG Kayhan 57 ff.; SNG BnF 375; SNG Cop 49; BMC Mysia p. 35, 120; SNGvA -,
0,37g
Johny SYSEL
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Kyzikos AR Hemiobol 33 viewsObv: Forepart of boar running left, tunny fish upwards behind.
Rev: Head of roaring lion left, star of four rays above, all in incuse square.
Date: Circa 450 - 400 BC
Weight: 0.40g
Ref: SNG Kayhan 58, BMC Mysia 120
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Kyzikos AR Hemiobol 22 viewsObv: Forepart of boar running left, tunny fish upwards behind.
Rev: Head of roaring lion left, star of four rays above, all in incuse square.
Date: Circa 450 - 400 BC
Weight: 0.40g
Ref: SNG Kayhan 58, BMC Mysia 120
oa
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Kyzikos AR Obol27 viewsObv: Forepart of boar running left, tunny fish upwards behind.
Rev: Head of roaring lion left, star of four rays above, all in incuse square.
Date: Circa 480 - 400 BC
Weight: 0.80g
Ref: SNG Kayhan 60
oa
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Kyzikos Mysia Lion and Boar43 viewsKyzikos, Mysia, c. 450 - 400 B.C. Silver Hemiobol, 0.395g, 10.3mm, 45o, SNG Kayhan 57 ff.; SNG BnF 375; SNG Cop 49; BMC Mysia p. 35, 120; SNGvA -,
OBV: forepart of boar running left, tunny fish upwards behind;
REV: head of roaring lion left, star of four rays above, all in incuse square;

During the Peloponnesian War, 431 - 404 B.C., Cyzicus was subject alternately to the Athenians and Lacedaemonians. In the naval Battle of Cyzicus in 410, an Athenian fleet completely destroyed a Spartan fleet. At the peace of Antalcidas in 387, like the other Greek cities in Asia, it was made over to Persia. Alexander the Great captured it from the Persians in 334 B.C.

EX: Forum Ancient Coins
2 commentsSRukke
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Kyzikos Mysia Obol23 viewsCirca 525-475 BC AR Obol (0.77 gram 8-9 mm)
Obv: Forepart of boar left, tunny behind
Rev: Head of roaring lion facing left; K (retrograde) upper left; all within incuse square

Von Fritze II 15; SNG France 380-4
Ghengis Jon
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Kyzikos, AE 13; Head of Athena right/ head of bull left11 viewsCyzicus, Mysia, Second - first century B.C. Bronze 2.49g, 13mm. Obv: Head of Athena r. Rev: KU – SI, Head of bull l. BMC 39, 159. Ex Gerhard Rohde,
Podiceps
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Kyzikos, Boar & lion; hemiobol13 viewsKyzikos, Mysia, c. 450 - 400 B.C. Silver hemiobol, SNG Kayhan 58, BMC Mysia p. 35, 120, Fair, Kyzikos mint, 0.319g, 7.6mm, 0o, c. 450 - 400 B.C.; obverse forepart of boar running left, tunny fish upwards behind; reverse, head of roaring lion left, star of four rays above, all in incuse square. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Kyzikos, Boar & lion; obol16 viewsKyzikos, Mysia, c. 510-475 B.C. Obol (hemiobol?) AR, 0,5g, 8mm. Obv: Forepart of boar left, behind, tunny. Rev: Head of lion left in incuse square. SNG France 380.Podiceps
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Kyzikos, Boar & lion; Trihemiobol12 viewsMYSIA, KYZIKOS. Ca. 480-450 B.C. Trihemiobol, 1,2g, 11mm Obv: Forepart of boar left, tunny behind. Rev: Lion´s head left. SNG Cop 45. Podiceps
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Kyzikos, boar / lion 36 views8-10mm, 0.82g
obv: forepart of boar left
rev: lion's head left, retrograde K above left
1 commentsareich
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Kyzikos, boar / lion20 views9-11mm, 0.38g
obv: forepart of boar left, tuna behind
rev: lion's head left, star above left
areich
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Kyzikos, boar / lion54 views9mm, 0.40g
obv: forepart of boar left, tuna behind
rev: lion's head left, star above left
3 commentsareich
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Kyzikos, boar / lion19 views7mm, 0.22g
obv: forepart of boar right
rev: lion's head left, retrograde K above left
areich
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Kyzikos, Mysia22 viewsPurchased from FORVM Ancient Coins:

Silver trihemiobol, BMC Mysia p. 35, 121, F, grainy, 0.720g, 10.1mm, 90o, Kyzikos mint, c. 480 - 450 B.C.; obverse forepart of boar running left; reverse head of roaring lion left, K (reversed) above, all in incuse square;
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Kyzikos, Mysia22 views450 – 400 B.C.
Silver hemiobol
0.36 gm, 8.0 mm
Obv.: Forepart of boar left, tunny upward behind
Rev.: Head of roaring lion left, two rays of star above, all in incuse square
BMC Mysia p.35, 120; Sear 3851v
Jaimelai
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Kyzikos, Mysia21 views410 – 400 B.C.
Silver hemiobol
0.35 gm, 8.0 mm
Obv.: Head of Attis left wearing Phrygian cap, tunny below
Rev.: KY-Z-I, forepart of bull right
[Von Fritze II 23; SNG von Aulock 7336; Klein 268]
Jaimelai
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Kyzikos, Mysia21 views480-450 BC
AR Hemiobol (9mm, 0.34g)
O: Forepart of running boar left; tunny fish upwards behind.
R: Head of roaring lion left, star above, all within incuse square.
SNG Cop 49; Sear 3850v; BMC 15,35
ex Tom Cederlind
Enodia
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Kyzikos, Mysia12 viewsAR Tritatemorion, 9X12mm, 0.58g; 480-450 BC.
Obv.: Forepart of running boar left, tunny fish facing upward.
Rev.: Roaring lion.
Notes: Ex Sidney Mygind.
John Anthony
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Kyzikos, Mysia34 views2nd-1st century BC
AE19 (19mm, 5.42g)
O: Head of Persephone right, wearing wreath of grain.
R: KY-ZI above and below monogram, all within oak wreath.
Sear 3864; BMC 148
ex Wayne Philips; ex Ancient Imports

Persephone
I saw a tender maiden plucking flowers
Once, long ago, in the bright morning hours;
And then from heaven I saw a sudden cloud
Fall swift and dark, and heard her cry aloud.
Again I looked, but from my open door
My anxious eyes espied the maid no more;
The cloud had vanished, bearing her away
To underlands beyond the smiling day.
(From a fragment by Sappho)
2 commentsEnodia
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Kyzikos, Mysia23 viewsCirca 3rd century BC
AE 11 (11mm, 1.16g)
O: Head of Persephone Soteira right, hair in sakkos.
R: Tripod between KY-ZI; tunny below.
SNG Cop 56; SNG France 429-430; Sear 3862
ex David Conners

Although traditionally attributed as Kore Soteira, in my opinion this should more correctly be Persephone Soteira. The epithet Soteira (or ‘Savior’) refers to the Goddess’ role as the bringer of Spring and the return of life-giving crops. As this return must necessarily occur after Her abduction She is no longer Maiden (Kore) but rather Persephone, Queen of the Underworld and consort of Hades.
Enodia
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Kyzikos, Mysia -BMC 1208 viewsKyzikos, Mysia. Hemiobol. Silver, 0.30 grams, 7 mm. After 480 BC.
Head of roaring lion left, retrograde K above, all within shallow incuse square /
orepart of running boar left, tunny fish swimming upwards behind.
xokleng
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Kyzikos, Mysia AR Trihemiobol, 525 - 475 B.C.28 viewsObv.: forepart of boar left, reversed E on side, tunny fish behind
Rev.: head of roaring lion left within incuse square
0,97g, 10mm.
SNG France: 361-72.
1 commentsCanaan
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Kyzikos, Mysia Hemiobol13 viewsAfter 480 BC. AR
Forepart of running boar left, retrograde E on shoulder, tunny fish swimming upwards behind./ Head of roaring lion left in shallow incuse square.
BMC118
DarkRain
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Kyzikos, Mysia Trihemiobol, Roaring Lion Left8 viewsAR Trihemiobol
Greek Provincial Kyzikos, Mysia
Issued: 480 - 450BC
11.0mm
O: NO LEGEND; Forepart of running boar left, tunny fish behind, facing upwards.
R: NO LEGEND; Head of roaring lion left, within incuse square.
SNG Von Aulock 1213; SG 3846.
Holding History
3/28/15 4/23/17
Nicholas Z
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Kyzikos, Mysia, AE 22.1mm; bull right/ flaming torch7 viewsKyzikos, Mysia, c. 200 - 100 B.C. Bronze AE 23, BMC Mysia p. 39, 161, F, Kyzikos mint, 5.437g, 22.1mm, 0o, c. 200 - 100 B.C.; obverse bull butting to right; reverse, KYZI-KHN“W”N either side of flaming torch, monogram in field. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Kyzikos, Mysia, AR hemiobol; forepart of boar running left/ head of roaring lion left31 viewsKyzikos, Mysia, c. 450 - 400 B.C. Silver hemiobol, SNG Kayhan 58, BMC Mysia p. 35, 120, VF, Kyzikos mint, 0.357g, 9.1mm, 45o, c. 450 - 400 B.C.; obverse forepart of boar running left, tunny fish upwards behind; reverse, head of roaring lion left, star of four rays above, all in incuse square. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Kyzikos, Mysia, c. 450 - 400 B.C.7 viewsDuring the Peloponnesian War, 431 - 404 B.C., Cyzicus was subject alternately to the Athenians and Lacedaemonians. In the naval Battle of Cyzicus in 410, an Athenian fleet completely destroyed a Spartan fleet. At the peace of Antalcidas in 387, like the other Greek cities in Asia, it was made over to Persia. Alexander the Great captured it from the Persians in 334 B.C.
GA87967. Silver hemiobol, von Fritze III 14; SNG Kayhan 57; SNG BnF 375; SNG Cop 49; BMC Mysia p. 35, 120; SNGvA -, VF, toned, light marks, light etching, Kyzikos (Kapu Dagh, Turkey) mint, weight 0.347g, maximum diameter 9.8mm, die axis 180o, c. 450 - 400 B.C.; obverse forepart of boar running left, tunny fish upwards behind; reverse head of roaring lion left, star of four rays above, all in incuse square
Mark R1
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Kyzikos, Mysia, c. 480 - 450 B.C. Silver trihemiobol, Boar forepart/ lion head, K9 viewsKyzikos, Mysia, c. 480 - 450 B.C. Silver trihemiobol, BMC p. 35, 121, aF, rough, Kyzikos mint, 0.856g, 10.2mm, 180o, c. 480 - 450 B.C.; obverse forepart of boar running left; reverse, head of roaring lion left, K (reversed) above, all in incuse square. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Kyzikos, Mysia. Trihemiobol. 1.15 gr. After 480 BC. AR10.5mm20 viewsKyzikos, Mysia. Trihemiobol. 1.15 gr. After 480 BC.

Obv. Forepart of running boar left, tunny fish swimming upwards behind.
Rev. Head of roaring lion left, within shallow incuse square.

Ref. BMC Mysia, 112
Lee S
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Kzikos ? 17 viewsRandygeki(h2)
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Lampsakos - AR diobol9 views4th-3rd century BC
Janiform female head
helmeted head of Athena right, bee to the right
ΛA_M
SNG France 1190
ex Gitbud and Naumann
Johny SYSEL
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Lampsakos - pale EL hekte (1/6 stater)5 viewsc. 500-450 BC
forepart of Pegasos right
quadripartite incuse square
Traité I 104 = J.P. Six, "Monnaies grecques, inédites et incertaines (suite)" in NC 1894, p. 314 and pl. XIII, 8; Triton X, lot 272; CNG 94, 459; CNG 88, lot 295.
Johny SYSEL
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Lampsakos silver fraction8 viewsMysia, 480-450 BC, Lampsakos, Janiform female head with Tania, earings, necklace. Head of Athena with Corinthian helmetCANTANATRIX
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Lampsakos silver fraction8 viewsMysia, 480-450 BC, Lampsakos, Janiform female head with Tania, earings, necklace. Head of Athena with Corinthian helmetCANTANATRIX
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Lampsakos, Mysia73 views390-330 BC
AR Trihemiobol (10mm, 1.32g)
O: Janiform female head, wearing tainia and earring.
R: Head of Athena right, wearing Corinthian helmet.
SNG France 1195; Sear 3893; BMC 15 83,43
1 commentsEnodia
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Lampsakos, Mysia23 views4th - 3rd Cent. B.C.
Bronze AE 8
0.71 gm, 8 mm
Obv.: Helmeted head of Athena left, pellet before and behind
Rev.: ΛA-MΨ either side of amphora
Sear 3907; BMC Mysia p. 85, 61
Jaimelai
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Lampsakos, Mysia, c. 4th - 3rd Centuries B.C.57 viewsSilver diobol, Baldwin Lampsakos, Group B, Type I, pl. VI, 6; SNG Ashmolean 660; SNG BnF 1195; SNG Cop 191; SNGvA 1295; BMC Mysia p. 83, 36 ff., VF, well centered on a tight flan, toned, 1.458g, 11.7mm, 315o, Lampsakos (Lapseki, Turkey) mint, c. 4th - 3rd Centuries B.C.; obverse Janiform female head, wearing taenia and disk earring; reverse LA-M-Y (clockwise, starting above), helmeted head of Athena right, in a shallow round incuse.

A very valuable example from FORVM.

Lampsakos was founded by Greek colonists from Phocaea in the 6th century B.C. Soon afterward it became a main competitor of Miletus, controlling the trade roots in the Dardanelles. During the 6th and 5th centuries B.C., Lampsacus was successively dominated by Lydia, Persia, Athens, and Sparta; Artaxerxes I assigned it to Themistocles with the expectation that the city supply the Persian king with its famous wine. When Lampsacus joined the Delian League after the battle of Mycale in 479 B.C., it paid a tribute of twelve talents, a testimony to its wealth.
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lampsakos001a3 viewsElagabalus
Lampsakos, Mysia

Obv: AV K M AVPH ANTΩNЄINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear.
Rev: ΛΑΝΨΑΚΗΝΩΝ. Homonoia standing facing, head left, holding cornucopia and patera; at feet to left, lighted altar.
20 mm, 5.02 gms

SNG France 1286 (as Caracalla).
1 commentsCharles M
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Lampsakos; AE11.3; Head of nymph Io r./ Ψ Α forepart of Pegasos right14 viewsLampsacus, Mysia, Fourth - third century B.C. 1.15g, 11.3mm.
LAM 
Head of nymph Io r. /
Ψ Α 
Forepart of Pegasos r. Aulock 1300; SNG Copenhagen 206; BMC 84, 55. Ex Gerhard RohdePodiceps
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Lampsakos; AE22; Head of Apollo r., cm owl;
ΛΑΜ Lyra, forepart of Pegasos26 viewsLampsacus, Mysia, Second - first century B.C. 
6.86g, 22mm. Head of Apollo laureate r.; countermark: owl. /
ΛΑΜ 
Lyra, forepart of Pegasos on l. Cf. SNG Copenhagen 217; Cf. BMC 87, 75 (no countermark). Ex Gerhard RohdePodiceps
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Lampsakos; AE23; Head of Apollo r.;
ΛΑΜΨΑΚΗΝΩΝ 
Athena l., holding Nike26 viewsLampsacus, Mysia. Second - first century B.C. AE 23mm. 
Head of Apollo laureate r.;
ΛΑΜΨΑΚΗΝΩΝ 
Athena standing l., holding statue of Nike. SNG Copenhagen 220; Aulock 1304. Ex Gerhard RohdePodiceps
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Laodikeia, Laodice/ wolf; AE 129 viewsPhrygia, Laodikeia, c. 190-133 BC. Bronze AE 12, BMC Phrygia p. 283, 22; SNG Cop 496; SNG von Aulock -, aVF, 2.230g, 12.4mm, 0o, obverse turreted head of Laodice right; reverse ΛΑΟΔΙ−ΚΕΩΝ, wolf (river god Lykos) seated left, left forepaw raised; ex FORVMPodiceps
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Latin trachy, Type T sb 2040143 viewsObverse: Full length figure of Virgin, Hagiosoritissa image of Theotokos the Virgin with as much beauty, gentleness, dignity and grandeur as they could imagine)
Reverse: Full length figure of Saints Peter (on L.) and Paul on R., nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, embracing each other. St Peter has short beard and St. Paul a long one.
Sear 2040
Mint: Crusaders Constantinople
14mm, 1.30g
wileyc
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Lesbos, Methymna, (c. 500/480-460 B.C.), AR-Hemiobol, HGC 6, 893, MAΘ, Rooster standing right, Rare!142 viewsLesbos, Methymna, (c. 500/480-460 B.C.), AR-Hemiobol, HGC 6, 893, MAΘ, Rooster standing right, Rare!
avers: Head of nymph right, wearing sakkos and earring.
reverse: MAΘ, Rooster standing right within dotted square all within incuse square.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 6,5-7,0 mm, weight: 0,23g, axes: 0h,
mint: Lesbos, Methymna, date: c. 500/480-460 B.C., ref: SNG Cop. -, SNG von Aulock -, Klein -, HGC 6, 893, Rare!
Q-001
quadrans
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Lower Danube Celts6 viewsAR drachm, 20mm, 2.9g, 12h; 2nd-1st centuries BC.
Obv.: Stylized head of Herakles with wild hair, right.
Rev.: Stylized Zeus seated left holding an eagle, amphora to left.
Reference: CCCBM I 217, Kostial 896 / 16-424-69
John Anthony
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LOWER DANUBE CELTS AR Drachm29 viewsOBVERSE: Stylized head of Herakles with wild hair, right
REVERSE: Stylized Zeus seated left holding an eagle, kantharus to left
Struck by the Lower Danube Celts, 2d-1st Century BC
2.9g, 20mm,
CCCBM I 217, Kostial 896
ex JAZ Numismatics
1 commentsLegatus
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Lydia, Nacrasa. Time of Hadrian or later. RPC II 938. Possibly one of two known. 20 viewsLydia, Nacrasa. Pseudo-autonomous issue, time of Hadrian (AD 117–138) or later. Ć 19mm, 4.99 g, 1h. Struck under the magistrate Markos.
Obverse: ΙЄΡΑ CΥ – Ν – ΚΛΗΤΟC, draped bust of the Senate right; countermarked with capricorn right.
Reverse: [ΕΠΙ CΤΡ ΜΑΡΚΟΥ] ΝΑΚΡΑCЄΙΤ, Artemis Ephesia standing facing, wearing polos and veil, extending hands supported by fillets between two stags, with crescent in left field and star in right.
References: RPC II 938 (= Imhoof, LS 6); Howgego 307 (for c/m).
Ex Gitbud & Naumann (eBay), 8-9-2014.
Mark Fox
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Lydia, Nysa. Marcus Aurelius. Regling, Nysa 86 33 viewsĆ23. Lydia, Nysa. Marcus Aurelius (Caesar AD 136–161; Emperor 161–180), laureate head to r., cuirassed bust with paludamentum, back to viewer. ΑΥ ΚΑΙ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟC or "Imperator Caesar Antoninus" Rev., Zeus seated, holding patera and long scepter. ΕΠ ΓΡ ΑΣΙΑΤΙΚΟΥ Κ[ΟΡΝ] ΝΥΣΑ[ΕΩΝ]. Asiatikos Korn(eliou), grammateus. Regling, Nysa 86; RPC IV (temporary №) 1455. Ex Collegium Josephinum Bonn 1-9-2010.

Same dies as RPC IV specimen: http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/1455/
Mark Fox
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LYDIA, Sala. Semi-autonomous. Magistrate Androneikos. 3 viewsĆ18, 3.2g, 7h, AD 128-161.
Obv.: CAΛHNΩN; Helmeted head of Athena right, aegis on chest.
Rev.: EΠI ANΔΡONЄIKOY CAΛ; Cybele, turreted, seated left, holding patera and resting arm on drum.
Reference: BMC 18-19; SNG Cop 424 / 17-298-30
John Anthony
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Lydia, Sardes; Germanicus and Drusus26 viewsLYDIA, Sardes. Germanicus and Drusus, Caesares. 28-29 AD(?), by Asinius Pollio, Proconsul. Togate figures of Drusus and Germanicus seated left on curule chairs, DROUSOS KAI GERMANIKOS KAISARES NEOI QEOI FILADELFOI around (overstruck on original legend) / KOINOU ASIAS in two lines within wreath; GAIW ASINNIW POLLIWNI ANQUPATW around (overstruck on original legend). RPC I 2995; Weber 6905.

This interesting coin appears to be an original issue, but in actuality, it is an earlier issue that is restruck with two intricate 'countermarks.' These 'countermarks' were ring-shaped punch restrikings of the legends that surround the obverse and reverse designs. While the obverse 'countermark-legend' is the same as that which appeared on the original striking, the reverse legend, originally EPI ARCIEPEWS ALEXANDROU KLEWNOS SAPDIANOU, has been totally replaced by a new 'countermark-legend.'
1 commentsecoli
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Lydia, Thyatira. Septimius Severus (AD 193–211). Potentially unpublished.23 viewsLydia, Thyatira. Septimius Severus (AD 193–211). Ć 31.67mm, 14.79 g, 6h. Struck probably in the time of the strategos Asiaticus Hermogenes.
Obverse: […] Λ CЄΠ[...], laureate head right.
Reverse: ЄΠΙ CΤ[ΡΑ?] [...]ΑΤΙ[Κ?]ΟΥ ΘΥΑΤЄ[ΙΡΗ]ΝΩ[Ν], Tyche wearing kalathos, standing and facing with head left, holding rudder with right hand and cornucopia in left, with drapery over left arm.
References: Cf. Wa 5364 (same obv. die, but different magistrate with last letter of ethnic missing?)
Ex Gitbud & Naumann (eBay), 1-25-2014.
Mark Fox
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Lysimachos592 viewsKingdom of Thracia
Silver Tetradrachm
Lampsakos Mint, 286-281 B.C.
32mm, 17.1g, 0o
obv: Head of Alexander the Great, wearing taenia and horn of Ammon.
rev: BASILEWS LYSIMAXOY, Athena std. l. on throne, wearing Corinthian helmet and robe, left arm resting on shield decorated with lion's head, right arm outstretched holding winged Nike who is crowning name with a wreath, spear pointing downwards behind her right shoulder. HP monogram in l. field, crescent in ex.
ref. Thompson 47; Müller 401; SNG France 2542
18 commentsmihali84
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Lysimachus Tetradrachm - Rare LAX Monogram -- 297-240 BC14 views15.98 g, 29.30 mm, 0°
Uncertain Mint
Silver Tetradrachm; Very Rough,
Müller Lysimachus 559; Otherwise Unpublished; Very Rare

Obverse: Diademed Head of Deified Alexander the Great Wearing Horn of Ammon Right.
Reverse: BΑΣΙΛΕΛΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY (Of King Lysimachus), Athena Nikephoros Enthroned Resting on Shield, Transverse Spear Resting Against Her. LAX monogram

Lysimachus was a distinguished bodyguard of Alexander the Great during the conquest of Persia. Following Alexander's death, he became strategos (military governor) of Thrace. He took the title of King in 305 BC and expanded his rule over Asia Minor and Macedonia. In 281 BC, Lysimachus attacked Seleukos I of Syria and died in the battle of Korupedion. His kingdom disappeared with his death, Ptolemy Keraunos, son of Ptolemy I Soter, becoming King of Macedon and Thrace.
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A great win from one of FORVM's eBay auctions.
Hydro
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Lysimachus Tetradrachm -- Magnesia -- 297-282 BC13 views16.34 g, 30.29 mm, 0°
Minted in Magnesia
Silver Tetradrachm; Rough
Price 6813-6816; Thompson 116

Obverse: Diademed Head of Deified Alexander the Great Wearing Horn of Ammon Right.
Reverse: BΑΣΙΛΕΛΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY (Of King Lysimachus), Athena Nikephoros Enthroned Resting on Shield, Transverse Spear Resting Against Her.

Lysimachus was a distinguished bodyguard of Alexander the Great during the conquest of Persia. Following Alexander's death, he became strategos (military governor) of Thrace. He took the title of King in 305 BC and expanded his rule over Asia Minor and Macedonia. In 281 BC, Lysimachus attacked Seleukos I of Syria and died in the battle of Korupedion. His kingdom disappeared with his death, Ptolemy Keraunos, son of Ptolemy I Soter, becoming King of Macedon and Thrace.
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MACEDON - Alexander III, (posthumous) 16 viewsMACEDON - Alexander III, (posthumous) AR drachm, Lampsakos mint. ca 300 BC. Obv.: Head of Heracles with lionskin right. Rev.: Zeus left seated, holding eagle and sceptre, ALEXANDROU to right, left in field Pegasos, LAM monogram beneath throne. Reference: Price 1389bdpaul7
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Macedonian Kingdom54 viewsafter 323 BC
AR Drachm (18mm, 3.91g)
O: Head of Alexander as Herakles right, clad in lion's skin.
R: Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and sceptre, his right leg drawn back; buckle symbol in field to left, monogram (cresent above A) beneath throne, AΛEΞANΔPOY behind.
Lampsakos mint (posthumous issue).
cf Price 1372; Sear 6730v
ex Jack H. Beymer
Enodia
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Macedonian Kingdom Alexander III (The Great) Silver Tetradrachm 336-323 BC37 viewsMacedonian Kingdom, Seleukos, Satrap in Babylon, 311 - 306 B.C., In the Name of Alexander the Great
posthumous issue struck under Seleukos I Nikator (uncertain Babylonian mint), 312-306 BC,

Struck in the name of Alexander, this coin also bears the personal badge of Seleukos, an anchor. Seleukos was first appointed satrap in Babylonia in 320 B.C. but was put to flight by Antigonus in 315. He returned in 311 only to be forced to evacuate later that year by a counterattack by Antigonus' son, Demetrius. Not long after, however, Seleukos again recovered the city.

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Metal:
AR Silver


Diam:
26 mm.


Weight:
16.56 gr.


OBV:
Head of Heracles Facing Right ,
clad in Nemean Lion-skin headdress


OBV-LEGEND:
None


Marks-OBV:
None


REV:
Zeus seated on throne facing left, holding eagle in outstretched right hand, scepter in left
Right leg drawn behind left
Left field : Anchor flukes up

REV-LEGEND :
(Right and vertical) ALEXANPROY


Marks-REV:
Monegram Below throne: Pi with a dot in it


In Exer:
 ???


Source :
N/A


Age:
336-323 BC


Mint:
 ???


Grade
 Ch VF  


Strike
 4/5 


Susrface
 4/5 


Ref : SC 94•3d.1 ???
NGC Ancients Cert.#2411942-052
Michel C2
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MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Alexander III the Great (336-323 BC)16 viewsMACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Alexander III the Great (336-323 BC). AR tetradrachm (27mm, 16.92 gm, 3h). NGC Choice XF 5/5 - 4/5. Early posthumous issue of Tyre, under Ptolemy I Soter, as satrap, dated Regnal Year 35 of Azemilkos (315/4 BC). Head of Heracles right, wearing lion skin headdress, paws tied before neck / AΛEΞANΔPOY, Zeus seated left on backless throne, right leg drawn back, feet on stool, eagle in right hand, scepter in left; ?O (Phoenician for Azemilkos) to right of ||||| - // (date) in left field. Price 3291 (Ake).

For the reattribution of the Alexander series of Ake (Price) to Tyre, see A. Lemaire, "Le monnayage de Tyr et celui dit d'Akko dans la deuxičme moitié du IV sičcle avant J.-C.," RN 1976, and G. Le Rider, Alexander the Great: Coinage, Finances, and Policy (Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 2007), pp. 125-34.
Mark R1
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Macrinus Bi-Tetradrachm, Arados mint87 viewsObverse description: Laureate head of Macrinus on the right, seen from three quarters in front, one of the two ribbons of the laureate crown descending on the shoulder.
Obverse Legend : AU KAI. M.A OP SE. MAKRINOS, (Autokratoros Kaisaros Markos Opellios Seuhros Makrinos Sebastos).
Reverse description : Eagle standing on the left, wings outstretched, head and tail turned right, wreath in the beak; between the legs of the eagle, a head of bull turned to the right.
Reverse legend: DHMARC EX UPATOSTA.
References: Prieur: 1243.
12,57g, 24mm.
4 commentsCanaan
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Manuel I Comnenus. 1143-1180. EL Aspron Trachy Nomisma8 viewsObverse: Christ Pantokrator seated facing on throne; barred IC XC across upper field
Reverse: Manuel and the Theotokos standing facing, holding patriarchal cross on small globe between them. M above, QV at top right
Mint: Second coinage. Constantinople mint.
Date: Struck 1152-circa 1167.
2.24 g 29mm

DOC 3a; SB 1958; CLBC 4.2.2.
wileyc
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Manuel I, (1143-1180 A.D.)63 viewsBillon Trachy
O.: Christ, bearded, seated facing on throne without back, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium, colobium, Gospels in left; no stars; in field / IC – XC
R.: MANYHΛ ∆ECΠ; the Theotokos (Virgin Mary) standing facing at right, crowning the emperor standing at left, holding labarum and globus cruciger; M above Mary's outstretched hand.
Constantinople mint, 1167 - 1183 A.D.
28mm
4.1g
SB 1966
2 commentsMat
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Manuel I, AD 1143-118010 viewsBillon trachy, 28mm, 4.1g, 6h; Constantinople mint, AD 1167-1183.
Obv.: Christ, bearded, seated facing on throne without back, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium, colobium, Gospels in left; no stars; in field / IC – XC
Rev.: MANYHΛ ∆ECΠ; the Theotokos (Virgin Mary) standing facing at right, crowning the emperor standing at left, holding labarum and globus cruciger; M above Mary's outstretched hand.
Reference: SB 1966 / 16-428-39
John Anthony
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Manuel I, AD 1143-11805 viewsBillon Aspron Trachy 30x26mm, 3.3g,6h; Constantinople mint, AD 1167-1180
Obv.: Christ, bearded, seated facing on throne without back, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium, colobium, Gospels in left; stars above throne arms.
Rev.: MANYHΛ ∆ECΠOTHC; The Theotokos (Virgin Mary) standing facing at right, crowning the emperor standing at left, holding labarum and globus cruciger.
Reference: Sear 1966
From the YOC Collection, 17-11-40
John Anthony
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Manuel I, AD 1143-11805 viewsBillon trachy, 30mm, 2.7g, 6h; Constantinople mint, AD 1167-1183.
Obv.: Christ, bearded, seated facing on throne without back, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium, colobium, Gospels in left; no stars; in field / IC – XC
Rev.: MANYHΛ ∆ECΠ; the Theotokos (Virgin Mary) standing facing at right, crowning the emperor standing at left, holding labarum and globus cruciger; M above Mary's outstretched hand.
Reference: SB 1966
From the YOC Collection / 17-116-45
John Anthony
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Marcus Aurelius Antoninus "Elagabalus," 218 - 222 AD19 viewsObv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC AVГ YГ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus facing right.

Rev: VΠ IOYΛ ANT CEΛEYKOY MAPKIANOPOLITΩN, Dionysos standing left, holding a large bunch of grapes in his right hand and a thyrsos in his left.

Legate: Julius Antonius Seleukos

Ć 26, Marcianopolis, Moesia Inferior mint

10.8 grams, 26.2 mm, 0°

Varbanov I 1513
SPQR Coins
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Maximianus Herculius22 viewsMaximianus Herculius, silvered antoninianus
21 mm, 3.93 g, Kyzikos.
Obv. IMP C M A MAXIMIANVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust to right.
Rev. CONCORDIA MILITVM, Emperor in military dress receiving globe from Jupiter; S in field, XXI (dot) in exergue.
RIC 607.
2 commentsMarsman
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Mesopotamia, Edessa, Gordian III, BMC 15916 viewsGordian III, AD 238-244
AE 19, 5.46g, 19.31mm, 330°
struck AD 242-244
obv. AVTOK K M ANT GORDIANOC CEB
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, radiate, r.
rev. ABGAROC - BACILEVC
bearded bust of Aelius Septimius Abgar XI. Phraates, draped and wearing Parthian tiara, diademed, r.
ref. BMC 159; SNG Copenhagen 227
about VF, dark green patina with sandy encrustations

Abgar was king of the kingdom of Osrhoene at the Upper Euphrat in Mesopotamia, situated between the Roman and the Parthian empire. The inhabitants, the Orrhoei, were relatives of the Nabataeans. Their capital city was Edessa. This name has been given to the city by Seleukos I Nikator referring to the capital of Makedonia.
Jochen
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Miletos, Ionia 1/12 Stater 18 viewsAR 1/12 Stater
Size: 8/10 mm Weight: 1.07 grams

Miletos, Ionia
Circa 510 BCE

Obverse: Lions head to left.

Reverse: Star ornament within incuse square.

Notes:
- One of the earliest coin minting states of the Ionian Confederacy, output was greatly curtailed following the failure of the Ionian revolt against the Persian rule.
- Mother city to a great many colonies, including Abydos, Kyzikos, Sinope, and Pantikapaion.

Ex eBay USA, 2004
Pharsalos
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Mithradates I., 171 - 131 BC,25 viewsAE chalkos, 2,64gr, 17mm; Sellwood 8.2, Shore 22, Sunrise --;
mint: Hekatomphylos, axis: 12h;
obv.: beardless bust, left, in bashlyk w/chin strap and neck guard; 3 forelocks; earring;
rev.: horse, right, prancing; legend above head: (A)PΣAK (OY)in mirror image;

ex: J. Jencek
Schatz
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC18 viewsAR dichalkos, 5,68gr, 17,5mm; Sellwood 23.4, Shore 90, Sunrise --;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, medium long beard;
rev.: cornucopia; traces of legend in left field;

ex: G. Clark, VA.
Schatz
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 25. Diadumenian, HrJ (2013) 6.25.21.0218 viewsDiadumenian, AD 217-218
AE 21, 4.81g, 20.62mm, 210°
obv. [M OPE]LLIOC ANTWNEINOC K
laureate head r.
rev. MARKIANO - POLEITWN
Hygieia, in long garment, veiled, stg. r., feeding snake in l. arm from patera (phiale omphalikos) in r. hand
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 790 (4 ex., Bukarest, Imhoof, Venice, Mionnet)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 1345 (calls pic #1344 in error)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No.6.25.21.2 (same dies)
rare, VF, nice glossy green patina

This coin has a so-called centration dimple only on the obv.
Jochen
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2018) 8.18.36.15 (plate coin)20 viewsCaracalla as Caesar, AD 195-198
AE 16, 2.79g, 16.20mm, 225°
obv. MAR AV K - ANTWNIN (WN ligate)
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. NIKOPOLIT - PROC ICTRO
Homonoia, wearing kalathos, stg. l., holding cornucopiae in l. arm and in outstretched r. hand patera
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1502 (1 ex., Windisch-Grätz)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2966
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.18.36.15 (plate coin)
about VF, nice green patina

This coin has an interesting peculiarity: Even though Caracalla on this coin is Caesar he is depicted laureate!
Pick writes: The name authority Markos Aurelios Kaisar Antoninos is an indication to put this coin into the time where Caracalla was still Caesar, while the addition of the laurel wreath suggests to put it into the time of his joint reign.
But the die cutter had certainly no Roman coin from the last period as prototype, because otherwise he would have given the name authority correctly. He seems to have added the laurel wreath arbitrarily so that it doesn't mean anything for the chronology.
Caracalla's face is youthful, but not any more so puerile as on other coins of this group.
Jochen
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Moesia superior, Viminacium, Philipp I, AMNG 140212 viewsPhilipp I Arabs, AD 244-249
AE 30, 18.3g
obv. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG
bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. PMS C - OL VIM
Moesia, draped, standing l., holding hands above bull l. and lion r.
in ex. AN VIII
AMNG I/1, 140; SNG München 180-5
gVF, nice green patina

PMS COL VIM is the abbreviation of PROVINCIAE MOESIAE SVPERIORIS COLONIA VIMINACIVM. Viminacium, today Kostolac near Pozarevac/Serbia, was the capital of Moesia superior.
The bull and the lion are symbols of the two legions standing in Viminacium, the legio VII Claudia Pia Fidelis and the legio IIII Flavia Felix.
AN VIII stands for the 8th year of the mint of Viminacium (AD 239-255) AD 247
5 commentsJochen
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Morocco, Lixus65 viewsLixus is the site of an ancient Roman city located in Morocco just north of the modern seaport of Larache on the bank of the Loukkos River. The location was one of the main cities of the Roman province of Mauretania Tingitana .

Ancient Lixus is located on Tchemmich Hill on the right bank of the Loukkos River (other names: Oued Loukous; Locus River), just to the north of the modern seaport of Larache. The site lies within the urban perimeter of Larache, and about three kilometers inland from the mouth of the river and the Atlantic ocean. From its 80 meters above the plain the site dominates the marshes through which the river flows. To the north, Lixus is surrounded by hills which themselves are bordered to the north and east by a forest of cork oaks.

Among the ruins there are Roman baths, temples, 4th century walls, a mosaic floor, a Christian church and the intricate and confusing remains of the Capitol Hill.

Lixus was first settled by the Phoenicians in the 7th century BC and was later annexed by Carthage. Lixus was part of a chain of Phoenician/Carthaginian settlements along the Atlantic coast of modern Morocco; other major settlements further to the south are Chellah (called Sala Colonia by the Romans) and Mogador. When Carthage fell to Ancient Rome, Lixus, Chellah and Mogador became imperial outposts of the Roman province Mauretania Tingitana.

The ancient sources agree to make of Lixus a counter Phoenician, which is confirmed by the archaeological discovery of material dating from 8th century BC. It gradually grew in importance, later coming under Carthaginian domination. After the destruction of Carthage, Lixus fell to Roman control and was made an imperial colony, reaching its zenith during the reign of the emperor Claudius I (AD 41-54).

Some ancient Greek writers located at Lixus the mythological garden of the Hesperides, the keepers of the golden apples. The name of the city was often mentioned by writers from Hanno the Navigator to the Geographer of Ravenna, and confirmed by the legend on its coins and by an inscription. The ancients believed Lixus to be the site of the Garden of the Hesperides and of a sanctuary of Hercules, where Hercules gathered gold apples, more ancient than the one at Cadiz, Spain. However, there are no grounds for the claim that Lixus was founded at the end of the second millennium BC.

Lixus flourished during the Roman Empire, mainly when Claudius established a Roman Colonia with full rights for the citizens. Lixus was one of the few Roman cities in Berber Africa that enjoyed an amphitheater: the amphitheater at Lixus. In the third century Lixus become nearly fully Christian and there are even now the ruins of a paleochristian church overlooking the archeological area. The Arab invasions destroyed the Roman city. Some berber life was maintained there nevertheless until one century after the Islamic conquest of North Africa by the presence of a mosque and a house with patio with the covered walls of painted stuccos.

The site was excavated continuously from 1948 to 1969. In the 1960s, Lixus was restored and consolidated. In 1989, following an international conference which brought together many scientists, specialists, historians and archaeologists of the Mediterranean around the history and archaeology of Lixus, the site was partly enclosed. Work was undertaken to study the Roman mosaics of the site, which constitute a very rich unit. In addition to the vestiges interesting to discover the such mosaics whose one of sixty meters representing Poseidon. Lixus was on a surface of approximately 75 hectares (190 acres). The excavated zones constitute approximately 20% of the total surface of the site.

This site was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List on July 1, 1995 in the Cultural category.
Joe Sermarini
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Mysia - Kyzikos31 viewsAR hemiobol
480-450 BC
O - Forepart of boar right, tunny fish behind
R - Head of lion left, K above
SNG Cop 52 v
mauseus
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Mysia - Kyzikos15 viewsAR hemiobol
480-450 BC
O - Forepart of boar left, tunny fish behind
R - Head of lion left, cross above
SNG Cop 49
mauseus
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Mysia - Kyzikos32 viewsAR obol
480-450 BC
O - Forepart of boar left with retrograde E on back, tunny fish behind
R - Head of lion left
SNG Cop 48
1 commentsmauseus
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Mysia - Kyzikos15 viewsAR tritartemorion
550-480 BC
O - tunny fish head
R - Rough incuse punch
Rosen 515
mauseus
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Mysia - Kyzikos10 viewsAR hemiobol
410-400 BC
O - Head of Attis, left, wearing Phrygian cap, tunny fish below
R - Head of bull, right, KYZI
SNG von Aulock 7336
mauseus
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Mysia - Lampsakos9 viewsAR trihemiobol (1.1g)
c.500-450 BC
O - Janiform female head
R - Helmeted head of Athena left within incuse square
Sear 3879
mauseus
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MYSIA AR Hemiobol13 viewsOBVERSE: Forepart of running boar left, tunny fish behind upward
REVERSE: Head of roaring lion left within incuse square, star above
Struck at Kyzikos, 480-450BC
0.3g, 9 mm
Sear 3850
ex Saint Paul Antiques LTD
Legatus
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Mysia Kyzikos 480-450 BC AR Obol177 viewsMysia Kyzikos 480-450 BC AR Obol
0.35g, 9mm
Obv.: Forepart of boar left, tuna behind
Rev.: Lion's head left
SNG Turkey 57

ex MediterraneanCoins
6 commentsareich
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Mysia, Kysikus AR Hemiobol, Sear 3850, Lion25 viewsOBV: Forepart of running boar left, tunny fish behind upward
REV: Head of roaring lion left within incuse square, star above
0.41 g, 9.5 mm

Minted at Mysia, 480-450 BC
Legatus
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MYSIA, KYZIKOS24 viewsca. 500-450 BC.
AR Hemiobol 9.5 mm, 0.33g
O: Forepart of boar left, K on shoulder, tunny behind
R: Head of roaring lion left; small head of female lion (sometimes also described as a panther) facing to upper left; all within incuse square.
Mysia, Kyzikos mint; SNG France 386; BMC p. 35, 119; Sear 3850
laney
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MYSIA, Kyzikos36 viewsMYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 450-400 BC. AR Hemiobol (8mm, 0.23 g, 11h). Forepart of boar left, [retrograde K on shoulder]; to right, tunny upward / Head of lion left; to upper left, head of panther(?) facing; all within incuse square. Von Fritze II 13; SNG Ashmolean 540; SNG France 386; SNG von Aulock 1215. Good VF, find patina, struck with worn obverse die.ecoli
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MYSIA, Kyzikos26 viewsMYSIA, Kyzikos
ca. 550-500 BC.
EL Hekte (1/6 stater); 10 mm, 2.28 grams
Obverse: Head of goat left; (tunny to right)
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square
2 commentscmcdon0923
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MYSIA, Kyzikos8 viewsMYSIA, Kyzikos
ca. 600-550 BC.
EL Myshemihekte (1/24 stater); 6.0 mm, 0.49 gram
Obverse: Tunny fish swimming right
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square
cmcdon0923
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MYSIA, Kyzikos10 viewsMYSIA, Kyzikos.
ca. 600-550 BC.
EL Hemihekte (1/12th Stater); 8mm, 1.35 grams
Obverse: Upward tunny flanked by two tunny heads facing outward
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square
cmcdon0923
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Mysia, Kyzikos 6 viewsMysia, Kyzikos. 480-450 BC AR Trihemitartemorion (0.33 gm). Forepart of boar, l., tunny fish behind.  / Forepart of lion roaring l., K (retrograde) above, star at nose. nVF. SNG France 380-384; SNG von Aulock 1215 var; Von Fritze II 15. Christian T
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Mysia, Kyzikos6 viewsMysia, Kyzikos 480-450 BC AR Hemiobol (1.2 gm). Forepart of boar l., tunny fish behind / Forepart of lion head, roaring l. in incuse square. VF. SNG Cop 45ff; BMC 15.34 #108ff; SNG France 364; Von Fritze (1914) 9 & Taf. V, 11.Christian T
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Mysia, Kyzikos 6 viewsMysia, Kyzikos 480-450 BC AR Trihemiobol (1.2 gm).  Forepart of boar l. / Forepart of lion l., K (retrograde) above. gVF. SNG Cop 52; SNG France 389-392. cf SNG von Aulock 7335; von Fritze Nomisma IX, 16. Christian T
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Mysia, Kyzikos - Hemiobol31 viewsObv: Head of Attis left, wearing Phrygian cap
Rev: KYZI. Head of bull right
Size: 7 mm
Weight: 0,4 g
Date: 410-390 BC
Ref: Klein 268, SNG von Aulock 7336
1 commentsvs1969
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Mysia, Kyzikos 450-400 BC, Hemiobol, .35g: Obv: Head of Attis left wearing a Phrygian cap Rev: Head of a bull facing "KY-Z-I". SNG Von Aulock 7336

Ex Aegean Numismatics - Auction 5/11/17
Sosius
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Mysia, Kyzikos AR Hemiobol28 viewsMysia, Kyzikos

C. 450-400 BC

6mm., 0.38g.

Forepart of boar right; to left, tunny upward

Head of lion left; retrograde K to upper left; all within incuse square

References: (vendors) Von Fritze II 16; SNG France 392; SNG von Aulock 7335; BMC 123; Weber 5032.

AAFY
1 commentsRL
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Mysia, Kyzikos AR Tetradrachm39 views390-341/0 BC.
Obv.: Head of Kore Soteira left, hair in sphendone covered with a veil, wearing wreath of grain ears and single-pendant earring; ΣΩTEIPA above.
Rev.: Head of lion left; below, tunny left; KY-ZI around, [astragalos to right].
Pixodarus Type 2, Group D; SNG France 407; SNG von Aulock 1219 and 7345; Stack’s, 24 August 1976, lot 1572 (same dies).
From the Roger Liles Collection.
1 commentsMinos
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Mysia, Kyzikos AR Tetradrachm84 views390-341/0 BC.
Obv.: Head of Kore Soteira left, hair in sphendone covered with a veil, wearing wreath of grain ears and single-pendant earring; ΣΩTEIPA above.
Rev.: Head of lion left; below, tunny left; KY-ZI around, [astragalos to right].
Pixodarus Type 2, Group D; SNG France 407; SNG von Aulock 1219 and 7345; Stack’s, 24 August 1976, lot 1572 (same dies).
From the Roger Liles Collection.
5 commentsMinos
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Mysia, Kyzikos Ć1817 viewsMysia, Kyzikos

c. 3rd Century BC.

18mm., 4.77g.

Head of Kore right

Tripod, with tunny fish below

References:

AAEO
RL
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Mysia, Kyzikos, 2nd-1st century BC, Ć 2513 viewsBull butting right within dotted border.
KYZI-KHNΩN (with retrograde Z) either side of flaming torch, ΠA monogram in lower right field.

Von Fritze III 30; SNG France 495; BMC-p. 39, 163; SNG Von Aulock-1239 var. (different monogram).

(25 mm, 9.58 g, 12h).
Classical Numismatic Group.
n.igma
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Mysia, Kyzikos, 450-400 BC. AR Tetartemorion.10 views(7mm, 0.14g, 11h). Forepart of boar l.; tunny to r. R/ Head of roaring lion l.; star to upper l.; all within incuse square. Von Fritze II 14; SNG BnF 375.Ruslan K
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Mysia, Kyzikos, AE-9, Kyzicos, SNG Copenhagen 57, KYZI, Amphora, 66 viewsMysia, Kyzikos, AE-9, Kyzicos, SNG Copenhagen 57, KYZI, Amphora,
avers:- Diademed head of Apollo left, within circle,
revers:- ΚΥZΙ, Amphora.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 8,6mm, weight: 0,65g, axis: 3h,
mint: Mysia, Kyzikos, date: c.4th century B.C., ref: SNG Copenhagen 57.
Q-001
quadrans
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Mysia, Kyzikos, AE9-1286 views9-12mm, 0.78g
obv: forepart of boar left, tunny fish behind
rev: lion's head left, retrograde K above left
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Mysia, Kyzikos, boar / lion34 views7mm, 0.32g
obv: forepart of boar right
rev: lion's head left, retrograde K above left
areich
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Mysia, Kyzikos, c. 4th Century B.C.,76 viewsMysia, Kyzikos, c. 4th Century B.C.,
avers:- Wreathed head of Kore Soteira right, within dotted circle,
revers:- Tripod, ΚΥZΙ−ΚΗΝΩΝ on either side, monogram to left, long torch below.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 24-26 mm, weight: 7,99 g, axis: 0 h,
mint: Kyzikos, Mysia, c. 4th Century B.C.,
date: c. 4th Century B.C.,
ref: ,
Q-001
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Mysia, Kyzikos, hemiobol70 views9mm, 0.33g
obv: forepart of wild boar left, tunny fish behind
rev: lion's head left, facing lion's head above
2 commentsareich
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Mysia, Kyzikos, obol, tunny / quadratum incusum49 views520-480 BC(?)
8mm, 0.65g
obv: tunny fish left
rev: quadratum incusum

SNG Aulock 7328
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Mysia, Kyzikos, pseudo-autonomous, SNG Copenhagen 91 var.38 viewsAE 29, 8.3g
struck under strategos Aur. Aristeidos, 2nd-3rd century AD
obv. KYZ - IKOC
Head of the heroe Kyzikos, diademed with taenia, r.
rev. CTR A / [YR AR]IC / TE[I]DOY / KYZIKH / NWN (in 5 lines)
all in laurel-wreath
SNG Copenhagen 91 var. (has an additional 6th line)
Very rare, VF/about VF, dark green patina

In Münsterberg, Die Beamtennamen auf griechischen Münzen, is mentioned a strategos under Severus Alexander named Avr. Aristaidos. Perhaps he is the same as named in the legend.
Kyzikos was the king of the Doliones in Mysia. For more informations please look at the thread 'Mythological interesting coins'!
Jochen
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Mysia, Kyzikos, pseudo_autonomous, SNG Paris 59671 viewsAE 17, 4.13g
struck c. AD 170-190 (late Antoninian time)
obv. (anepigraphic)
head of Kore Soteira, with grain wreath, r.
rev. KVZIK - KHWN
Jar with two handles
von Fritze, KK 26, 30; SNG Paris 596
rare, about VF, good style
ex coll. J.-P. Righetti

In Kyzikos Persephone was warshipped as Kore Soteira (= Saviour).
3 commentsJochen
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Mysia, Kyzikos, SNG von Aulock 733634 viewsKyzikos, 410-400 BC
AR - hemiobol, 0.34g
obv. Bust of Attis, draped and wearing Phrygian cap, l.
rev. KY -Z
Head of bull, r.
SNG von Aulock 7336
rare, about VF

For more information see the thread 'Mythological interesting coins'.
Jochen
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MYSIA, Kyzikos.7 viewsAR Hemiobol, 10mm, 0.4g, 3h; c. 480-450 BC
Obv.: Forepart of boar left; H on shoulder, tunny fish to right.
Rev.: Head of roaring lion left.
Reference: SNG France 376; SNG Copenhagen 48 var. (E on shoulder)
John Anthony
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MYSIA, Kyzikos.5 viewsĆ12 1.2g, 6h; c. 400 BC - 3rd century BC.
Obv.: Head of Kore Soteira right, hair bound in sakkos.
Rev.: KY - ZIH; Tripod; above, crown; below, tunny fish.
Reference: SNG France 430; BMC 141-3 / 17-76-46
John Anthony
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MYSIA, Kyzikos. 480 BC. AR Tetartemorion.9 views(5mm., 0,17g.) Forepart of boar left with tall mane and dotted truncation; to right, tunny upward / Head of roaring lion left with bristling mane, outstretched tongue, and dotted truncation, retrogade K to upper left; all within incuse square. Von Fritze, Nomisma IX, Kyzikos, Gruppe II, 15-Tafel V, 17. Ruslan K
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Mysia, Kyzikos. AR fraction.18 viewsMysia, Kyzikos. AR fraction. 480-450 BC.
Forepart of Boar left, roarinf head of Lion, left.
CANTANATRIX
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Mysia, Kyzikos. AR fraction. 480-450 BC.18 viewsMysia, Kyzikos. AR fraction. 480-450 BC.
Forepart of Boar left, roarinf head of Lion, left.
CANTANATRIX
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MYSIA, Kyzikos. AR Hemiobol. 450-400 BC. 8 views(9.0mm, 0.37 g,). Forepart of boar left; to right, tunny upward / Head of lion left; star to left; all within incuse square. Von Fritze II –; SNG France 375.Ruslan K
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MYSIA, Kyzikos. AR Hemiobol. 450-400 BC.21 views(8,5mm, 0.4g). Forepart of boar left; behind, tunny upward / Head of roaring lion left; star to upper left; all within incuse square. Von Fritze II 14; SNG France 387. 2 commentsRuslan K
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MYSIA, Kyzikos. AR Hemiobol. 450-400 BC. 7 views(8 mm, 0.36 g). Head of Attis left, wearing Phrygian cap; below, tunny left / Head and neck of steer right, head slightly facing. Von Fritze II 20; SNG Ashmolean –; SNG France –; SNG von Aulock 7336–7.Ruslan K
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MYSIA, Kyzikos. AR Hemiobol. 450-400 BC. 7 views(6mm, 0.31 g). Forepart of boar left / Two tunny fish in opposite directions, one atop the other. Von Fritze II 17; SNG France -.

Rare.
Ruslan K
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MYSIA, Kyzikos. AR Hemiobol. 550-500 BC.6 views(8mm, 0,4 g). Head of tunny right; two pellets to left, tunny above / Quadripartite incuse square. Cf. Von Fritze I 2 (hemiobol); SNG France –; cf. SNG von Aulock 7324 (hemiobol); Rosen 514 (same dies, pellets not visible). Very rare.Ruslan K
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MYSIA, Kyzikos. AR Obol. 450-400 BC. 19 views(12,5 mm, 0.8 g,). MYSIA, Kyzikos. Forepart of boar left, E (retrograde) on shoulder; tunny to right / Head of lion left within incuse square. Von Fritze II, 11; SNG BN 378.2 commentsRuslan K
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MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 450-400 BC. AR Diobol9 views(11mm, 1.35 g.) Forepart of boar left; behind, tunny upward / Head of roaring lion left within incuse square. Von Fritze II 9; SNG France 361-366. Ruslan K
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MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 450-400 BC. AR Hemiobol9 views(9mm, 0.38 g, 1h). Forepart of boar left, retrograde K on shoulder; to right, tunny upward / Head of lion left; to upper left, head of panther(?) facing; all within incuse square. Von Fritze II 13; SNG BN 386.Ruslan K
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MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 450-400 BC. AR Hemiobol9 views(8mm, 0.39 g, 1h). Forepart of boar left; to right, tunny upward / Head of roaring lion left; retrograde K to upper left; all within incuse square. Von Fritze II 15; SNG France 385.Ruslan K
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MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 450-400 BC. AR Hemiobol. 10 views(7mm, 0.23 g, 11h). Forepart of boar left, [retrograde K on shoulder]; to right, tunny upward / Head of lion left; to upper left, head of panther(?) facing; all within incuse square. Von Fritze II 13; SNG Ashmolean 540; SNG France 386; SNG von Aulock 1215.Ruslan K
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MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 450-400 BC. AR Tetartemorion8 views(5mm, 0.23 g). Forepart of boar left; tunny to right / Head of roaring lion left within incuse square. Von Fritze II 10; SNG France 373.Ruslan K
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MYSIA, LAMPSAKOS30 views4TH CENTURY BC
AR DIOBOL 11.5 mm 0.81 g
O: FEMALE JANIFORM HEAD
R: HELMETED HEAD OF ATHENA R
laney
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MYSIA, LAMPSAKOS30 views4th-3rd centuries BC. AR Diobol ( 0,93 g. - 9-10 mm)
Vs: Janiform female head, wearing circular earring.
Rs: Helmeted head of Athena right.
SNG France 1182. _4731
Antonivs Protti
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Mysia, Lampsakos5 viewsĆ15, 3.9mm, 12h; c. 400 BC - 350 BC
Obv.: Head of Priapus ( or Zeus or Poseidon) right, wreathed in ivy.
Rev.: Λ - A; forepart of Pegasos right.
Reference: c.f. SG3899. 16-258-19
John Anthony
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Mysia, Lampsakos, (4th-3rd c. B.C.), BMC 84,53ff., AE-19, Ψ/A//torch, Forepart of Pegasus right, Rare! #165 viewsMysia, Lampsakos, (4th-3rd c. B.C.), BMC 84,53ff., AE-19, Ψ/A//torch, Forepart of Pegasus right, Rare! #1
avers: ΛΑΜ, Laureate female head right.
reverse: ΨA, Forepart of Pegasus right, curved archaic style wing, torch below.
exergue: Ψ/A//torch, diameter: 18,5mm, weight: 7,105g, axis: 0h,
mint: Mysia, Lampsakos, date: 4th-3rd c. B.C., Rare!
ref: BMC 84,53ff., SNG von Aulock 1299,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans
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Mysia, Lampsakos, (c. 500-450 B.C.), AR-Diobol, BMC 10 -14, Head of Athena left, #1132 viewsMysia, Lampsakos, (c. 500-450 B.C.), AR-Diobol, BMC 10 -14, Head of Athena left, #1
avers: No legend, Janiform archaic style female head, with a circular earring.
reverse: No legend, Head of Athena left, Corinthian helmet pushed back on the head, within incuse square.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 9mm, weight: 1,05g, axis: h,
mint: Mysia, Lampsakos, date: c. 500-450 B.C.,
ref: SNG von Aulock 1290; Rosen Coll. 524; SNG Paris 1126, BMC 10 -14,
Q-001
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Mysia, Lampsakos, (c. 500-450 B.C.), AR-Diobol, BMC 10 -14, Head of Athena left, #265 viewsMysia, Lampsakos, (c. 500-450 B.C.), AR-Diobol, BMC 10 -14, Head of Athena left, #2
avers: No legend, Janiform archaic style female head, with a circular earring.
reverse: No legend, Head of Athena left, Corinthian helmet pushed back on the head, within incuse square.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 11mm, weight: 1,19g, axis: 4h,
mint: Mysia, Lampsakos, date: c. 500-450 B.C.,
ref: SNG von Aulock 1290; Rosen Coll. 524; SNG Paris 1126, BMC 10 -14,
Q-002
1 commentsquadrans
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Mysia, Lampsakos, diobol73 views12mm, 1.27g
obv: janiform female head
rev: helmeted head of Athena right
6 commentsareich
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Mysia, Lampsakos, Trajan Decius cf. SNG Paris 129440 viewsTrajan Decius AD 249-251
AE 21, 4.15g
obv. AYT KOI TRAIAN DEK[IOC]
bust, draped, laureate, r.
rev. LANYAKHN / [W]N - EPI APOLL[WN?] - ETOY
Priapos stg. l., draped from hips, showing Ithyphallos, holding Thyrsos l. and
Kantharos r.
cf. SNG Paris 1294 (thanks all for attribution!)
Very rare, F+/-VF
added to www.wildwinds.com

LAN erroneous for LAM, but there are some open questions too: KOI seems to be erroneous for KAI, magistrate APOLLONITOS couldn't be found until now.

PRIAPOS was born by Aphrodite in Lampsakos/Mysia. Therefore Lampsakos was the centre of warshipping of Priapos. Here his depiction was more like Dionysos who was said to be his father.
Jochen
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MYSIA, Lampsakos. 4th cen BC. AR Diobol.40 viewsMYSIA, Lampsakos. 4th cen BC. Silver Diobol Janiform female heads / Helmeted head of Athena right.
A very valuable example.
Baldwin, Lampsakos, Group B, Type I, pl. VI, 6; SNG BN 1193; SNG Ashmolean 668.
gVG , 12 mm, 1.33 gr. Rare.
Sam
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MYSIA, Lampsakos. 4th cen BC. AR Diobol. 22 viewsMYSIA, Lampsakos. 4th cen BC. Silver Diobol Janiform female heads / Helmeted head of Athena right.
Weight 1.12 Grams, maximum diameter 11 MM. aVF.
Sam
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MYSIA, Lampsakos. AR Diobol16 viewsMYSIA, Lampsakos. 4th-3rd centuries BC. AR Diobol (12mm, 1.17 g, 12h). Janiform female head / Head of Athena right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet. SNG France 1190. Good VF, toned, light porosity.Leo
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MYSIA, Lampsakos. AR Diobol Circa 500-450 BC Female janiform head11 viewsReference.
SNG France 1126.

Obv.
Female janiform head.

Rev. Ψ ‘psi’. 4e and 5e letter in one Lampsakos
Helmeted head of Athena left within incuse square.

1.26 gr
11 mm
okidoki
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MYSIA, Parion. 4th century BC. AR Hemidrachm12 views13mm, 2.35 g, 6h.
Bull standing left, head right; round shield below / Gorgoneion, off center, Near VF.

Parion was a city of Mysia (Hellespontine Phrygia), located along the coast of the Hellespont, near the entrance to the Propontis. It was founded in the 8th/7th century BC by colonists from Miletos, Erythrai, and Paros (the latter of which are likely responsible for giving the city its name). The city began striking coinage in the late 6th century, consisting mainly of silver drachms with a gorgoneion on the obverse and a simple square incuse on the reverse. The gorgoneion remained a significant type on its civic coinage well into the early Roman Imperial period. Parion’s location relative to the Hellespont not only made it an important commercial center, as suggested by its prolific civic coinage, but also a strategically important city for the competing Hellenistic monarchies. Initially seized by the Macedonians under Alexander the Great, the city later switched hands multiple times between Lysimachos, Demetrios Poliorketes, the Seleukid kings from Seleukos I through Antiochos Hierax, and the Pergamene kingdom, who retained the city until it was annexed by Rome, circa 133 BC. Coinage was issued during all of these periods, though most of the coins were issues of the various kingdoms.
Leo
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Mysia, Pergamon. AE20 Magistrate Seleukos57 viewsMysia, Pergamon. AE20 Magistrate Seleukos.
Obv. Zeus bust Right. SELEYK.. below.
Rev. Eagle on lightning bolt, looking back surrounded by PERGA.
SNG v. Aulock 7491; SNG Cop. 378. BMC 149.
ancientone
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Mysia. Kings of Pergamon. Eumenes I AR Tetradrachm.93 viewsStruck circa 263-255/50 BC (30mm, 17.02g, 2h). Westermark Group III, obv. die V.XXIV; SNG France 1606-9; SNG von Aulock 1355 (same obverse die); SNG Copenhagen 334. Obverse: Head of Philetairos right, wearing laurel wreath bound with a broad ribbon with wide hemmed borders. Reverse: ΦIΛETAIPOY in right field, Athena enthroned left, right hand resting on shield set at her feet, left elbow resting on small sphinx seated right; transverse spear in background, ivy leaf above knee, monogram on throne, bow to right. EF, toned. High relief portrait.

Ex CNG: Classical Numismatic Review XXXIX.1 Spring 2014 lot 929022.

The coinage of Pergamon under Eumenes I crystalized the design of the kingdom’s tetradrachmai for almost 100 years. It features on the obverse a realistic portrait of the eunuch Philetairos, who was initially a treasurer for the diadoch Lysimachos. He entrusted to the eunuch 6000 talents of silver (and gold) for safekeeping in Sardis. However, Philetairos switched allegiance to Seleukos shortly before the Battle of Korupedion in 281 BC, when Seleukos defeated Lysimachos. Seleukos, in turn, was assassinated roughly a year later. The newly created kingdom enjoyed autonomy from the Seleukids and the fortress city of Pergamon was built with Philetairos as its “king”, although he was never publicly crowned as such. Philetairos coined at least three different types of tetradrachmai, which were influenced by his allegiance to different rulers. First, he minted Lysimachos-type coins for his master Lysimachos. After the latter’s defeat and death he next minted coins of the Alexander-type either with the legend Alexandrou or Seleukou. Lastly, in a show of self-assurance and independence, he minted coins with the obverse portrait of Seleukos and the reverse directly copied from the earlier Lysimachos-type coin with Athena seated. However, the similarity ends there: instead of putting a dominating diadoch’s name, he boldly put his name on the coins. After his death, the administration passed on to his adopted nephew Eumenes I. The new ruler was able to liberate his realm from the dominion of the Seleukids when he revolted, at the instigation of Ptolemy II of Egypt, and rather unexpectedly, defeated Antiochos I in Sardis in 261 BC. He greatly expanded his territory and founded several cities. His coinage initiated a type which showed a highly realistic and unflattering portrait of his predecessor Philetairos and showed him as diademed, heavy-set and ostensibly obese whose face dominates the whole space of the obverse of the coin. At this point, there is no need of legitimizing current rulers by reference to Alexander. They could either put their own portraits or the likeness of the founder of a dynasty which they belong. This would eventually become the norm for most coins of third century BC Hellenistic kingdoms. The design on Eumenes’ coins would remain unchanged for the next century and would be adopted by succeeding rulers Attalos I ((241-197 BC) and Eumenes II (197-160 BC). It was estimated that it required 200 obverse dies to mint the coins during those span of time of its existence. As for any long-lived (and much copied) designs of any ancient coin (i.e. coins of Phillip II, Alexander III and Lysimachos), the various Philetairou-type coins could be assigned to a particular ruler according to symbols and monograms and level of artistry.
6 commentsJason T
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MYSIA. Kyzikos. Obol (Circa 450-400 BC). 14 viewsReference.
SNG France 378.

Obv:
Forepart of boar left, E (retrograde) on shoulder; tunny behind.

Rev:
Head of roaring lion left.


0.79 gr
12 mm
okidoki
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MYSIA: Kyzikos49 viewsMYSIA, Kyzikos, c. 460 BC. Acheloios Aisepos as a man-faced bull to right on tuny. Ex. CNG.4 commentsMolinari
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Mysia;Kyzikos; 480-450 BC35 viewsAR-Hemiobol
Obv: Forepart of running boar left, retrograde K on body,
tunny behind pointing upwards (off flan).
Rev: Head of roaring lion facing left,small facing panther head upper left,within incused square.
Size: 9mm;0.38gms
Ref: BMC Mysia vol.14,Pg.35,No.119
Rosen 522var
3 commentsBrian L
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MYSIEN, ALEXANDROS III. DER GROSSE 336-32321 viewsLampsakos, AR Drachme, 310-301
Vs: Herakleskopf mit Löwenfell r.
Rs: Zeus thront l. mit Adler und Langzepter, Beizeichen Pegasosprotome, Monogramm.
3,9 gr 17 mm
Price 1389. Müller 912
Antonivs Protti
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North African Elephant (Extinct)166 viewsAntiochus IV Bronze. Seleucia-in-Pieria mint. Veiled bust of Laodice IV r. Border of dots / BASILEWS ANTIOCOU, North African Elephant (Extinct) head left. Houghton 113 ancientone
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Orontas. Circa 357-352 B.C. Silver diobol; Athena/ forepart of Pegasos23 viewsPersian Empire, Satraps of Mysia, Orontas. Circa 357-352 B.C. Silver diobol, SNG Kayhan 71 var (tetrobol, Pegasos right); SNG France (Lampsakos, Pegasos right) 1210; SNG Cop -, VF, weight 1.324g, maximum diameter 10.9mm, die axis 0o, obverse helmeted head of Athena right; reverse [OPONTA], forepart of Pegasos left; rare; Ex FORVM3 commentsPodiceps
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Ottoman AV Sultani Mehmet II 883AH/1478AD Qustantaniyye141 viewsThe other side of the story. This coin is one of the first coins minted in "Istanbul" by the Ottoman Empire. The coin was minted under Mehmet II who is also known as"The Conquerer" hence his title in Turkish which is Fatih Sultan Mehmet. Constantinople was conquered by the Ottoman Empire in 1453AD and consequently the Byzantine Empire fell. This coin is the second series of this type. The first one was minted in 882AH and this one is just one year after it. Before 1477AD there were no Ottoman Gold coins minted in Istanbul, however some coins from other mints circulated there. I chose this coin because it is on exceptional state. A specimen of this coin which was bent, holed cut and very worn has recently sold for 350 Euros. This coin is rare and expensive.2 commentsIstinpolin
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PAPHLAGONIA, Sinope14 views Circa 330-300 BC.
AR Drachm (21mm, 5.79 g).
Theoti–, magistrate.
Head of nymph left, hair in sakkos; aphlaston before
Sea eagle on dolphin left; ΘEOT below eagle’s wings.
RG 33; SNG BM Black Sea 1469
ex CNG
xokleng
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Paphlagonia, Sinope11 viewsPAPHLAGONIA, Sinope. Late 4th-3rd century BC. AR Hemidrachm, Head of nymph left, hair in sakkos / Eagle facing, head left, wings displayed; ΠP monogram to upper right. RG 30; SNG BM Black Sea 1496; HGC 7, 394.ecoli
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PARTHIA/PERSIA, Mithradates I (c. 171 - 138 B.C.), AE Chalkos9 viewsWeight: 2,90 g
Size: 12 mm
Condition : VF/VF
Minted in Hekatomjoylos
Obv: Bust left.
Rev: Horse walking right, three lines legend.
Ref: Sellwood 11.6 ; Unlisted in Shore
Rarity: R2
Value: 375
Jorge C
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PARTHIA/PERSIA, Mithradates II (c. 123 - 88 B.C.), AE Dichalkos12 viewsWeight: 3.90 g
Size: 17.89 mm
Condition: gF/gF
Minted in Rhegium
Obv: Bearded bust left, behind M.
Rev: Horses head right, four lines legend i, guidelines.
Ref: Sellwood 24.37 ; Shore 490
Rarity: Common
Value: 35
Jorge C
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PARTHIA/PERSIA, Mithradates IV (c. A.D. 129 - 140), AE Chalkos10 viewsWeight: 0,95 g
Size: 11,41 mm
Condition: aVF/aVF
Minted in Ecbatana
Obv: Bust left.
Rev: Bull's head facing, circular dotted border.
Ref: Sellwood 82.6 ; Shore 630
Rarity: Scarce
Value: 50
Jorge C
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PARTHIA/PERSIA, Orodes II (c. 57 - 38 B.C.), AE Dichalkos9 viewsWeight: 3,36 g
Size: 13 mm
Condition: VF/VF
Minted in Mithradatkart
Obv: Short bearded bust left, crescent behind and star in front.
Rev: Stag standing right.
Ref: Sellwood 47.38 ; Unlisted Shore
Rarity: Common
Value: 50
Jorge C
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PARTHIA/PERSIA, Pacorus II (c. A.D. 78 - 105), AE Chalkos10 viewsWeight: 1,1 g
Size: 10,71 mm
Condition: VF/VF
Minted in Ecbatana
Obv: Beardless bust left.
Rev: Amphora.
Ref: Sellwood 73.16 ; Shore 601
Rarity: Common
Value: 60
Jorge C
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PARTHIA/PERSIA, Vologases I (c. 51-78 AD), AE Chalkos12 viewsWeight: 1.61 g
Size: 11.7 mm
Condition: aVF/aVF
Minted in Ecbatana
Obv: Bust left.
Rev: Tyche standing three-quarters right, column each side.
Ref: Sellwood 70.15 ; Shore 596
Rarity: Scarse
Value: 35
Jorge C
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PARTHIA/PERSIA, Vonones II (c. AD 51), AE Chalkos13 viewsWeight: 1.60 g
Size: 12.04 mm
Condition: F/F
Minted in Ecbatana
Obv: Bust each side of hand across and pellet.
Rev: Naked male figure standing right, eagle on a left hand, under a portico.
Ref: Sellwood 67.4 ; Shore 594
Rarity: Common
Value: 40
Jorge C
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PERGAMENE KINGDOM - Philetairos (282-263 BC)42 viewsAR tetradrachm (30mm, 17.21 gm, 12 h). Pergamum, 266-263 BC. Laureate head of Philetairos right / ΦIΛETAIPOY, Athena enthroned left, holding shield in right hand, left elbow resting on sphinx seated right; spear diagonally in background, ivy leaf above knee, bow to outer right, A on throne. Westermark grp. II; SNG BN 1604-5 (Eumenes I). A few light deposits and minor marks, flan flaw on jaw, otherwise sharply struck and well centered. Extremely fine.

Westermark attributed this issue to Eumenes I. However, a more recent analysis of hoard evidence has indicated that this coinage is actually struck during the lifetime of Philetairos, near the end of his reign, following the limited issue of tetradrachms bearing the portrait of Seleukos I. See A. Davesne, G. Le Rider, Gülnar II. Le trésor de Meydancikkale (Paris, 1989), pp. 334-9.
2 commentsRobertBohn
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Phalanna - AE6 viewsc. 400-344 BC
Apollo head right
head of Nymph Phalanna right, hair in sakkos
ΦAΛANNAIΩN
SNG Cop 203 ff.; BMC Thessaly p. 41, 4 ff.
ex Savoca
Johny SYSEL
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Phalanna, region of Thessaly 300 - 190 BC. 16 viewsPhalanna, region of Thessaly 300 - 190 BC.


Obv: Young male head right.

Rev: FALANNAIWN, Head of Nymph Phalanna right, hair in sakkos.

Diameter: 17 mm. / Weight: 4,97 gms. / Material: Ć Bronze

Refs: BMC 4
emporiton
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Phalanna, Thessaly 30 views400-344 B.C.
Bronze Fraction
1.87 gm, 12-13 mm
Obv: Young male head (Ares or Apollo or Herakles or ?) right.
Rev: Head of nymph Phalanna right, hair bound in sakkos, ΦAΛANNAIΩN to right
Sear 2180 var.; BMC 7, p.41, 6 var.; Rogers 453
1 commentsJaimelai
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Phalanna, Thessaly88 viewscirca 350 BC
AE15 (3.62g)
O: Young male head right.
R: Head of nymph Phalanna right, hair in sakkos; ΦAΛANNAIΩN above.
SNG Cop 203-05; Rogers 452; Sear 2180v; BMC Thessaly 41,4v
ex M&R Coins
1 commentsEnodia
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Phalanna, Thessaly18 views400-343 B.C.
Bronze
3.94 gm, 19 mm
Obverse: Young male head right
Reverse: ΦAΛANNAIΩN
Head of nymph Phalanna right, hair bound in sakkos.
Sear vol 1, p. 208, 2180;
BMC 7, p. 41, 6
Jaimelai
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Phalanna, Thessaly22 viewsYoung Male head Right
Nymph of Phalanra Hd r/ Hair in sakkos

From Ebay

ecoli
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Phalanna, Thessaly12 views400-344 B.C.
Bronze Dichalkon
AE 4.94 gm, 18 mm
Obv: Young male head (Ares or Apollo or Herakles or ?) right.
Rev: ΦAΛANNAIΩN around head of nymph Phalanna right, hair bound in sakkos.
Sear 2180;
BMC 7, p. 41 #4-7;
Rogers 446-8;
BCD Thessaly II 578;
HGC 4, 175.
Jaimelai
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Phalanna, Thessaly23 views400-344 B.C.
Bronze Unit
AE 4.90 gm, 19.2 mm
Obv: Young male head right.
Rev: ΦAΛANNAIΩN around head of nymph Phalanna right, hair bound in sakkos.
Sear 2180; BMC 7, p. 41 #6
Jaimelai
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Phalanna, Thessaly, Greece, 400 - 344 B.C. AE 19.11 viewsPhalanna, Thessaly, Greece, 400 - 344 B.C. Bronze AE 19 Phalanna mint.
Obv. male head right.
Rev. “ΦΑΛΑΝΝΑΙΩΝ”, head of nymph Phalanna to right, hair in sakkos; light thick green patina.
References: SNG Cop 203 - 208.
5.06g, 19mm.
Canaan
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Phalanna; male head r./ ΦΑΛΑΝΝΑΙΩΝ, head of nymph Phalanna31 viewsPhalanna, Thessaly, Greece, 400 - 344 B.C. Bronze AE 19, SNG Cop 203 - 208, F, Phalanna mint, 5.593g, 16.9mm, 270o, obverse male head right; reverse “ΦΑΛΑΝΝΑΙΩΝ”, head of nymph Phalanna to right, hair in sakkos; dark green patina; Ex FORVM, photo credit FORVMPodiceps
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philadelphia claudius3 viewsClaudius, 25 January 41 - 13 October 54 A.D., Philadelphia, Lydia. Bronze AE 19, RPC I 3034, aF, Philadelphia mint, 4.680g, 19.0mm, 0o, obverse T KLAUDIOS GERMANIKOS KAISAR, laureate head right; reverse FILADELFELFEWN NEOKAISAREWN EIDEMENEUS, bunch of ears of grain. ex FORVMPodiceps
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Philip III Arrhidaios AR Drachm - Lampsakos Issue 92 viewsKings of Macedon, Philip III Arrhidaios AR Drachm - Lampsakos Issue

18mm 4.12g 323 - 317 BC. Minted at Mysia, Lampsakos.

O: Head Herakles r. in lionskin.

R: Zeus enthroned l., one foot back, holding eagle and sceptre, PHILIPPOU to r, Buckle on strap in l. field, A under crescent below throne.

Refs: Price 205-7 p.15, Mueller p.79. Very nice, lightly toned metal.
3 commentsAdrian S
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Philip III Tetradrachm120 viewsHead of Herakles right, wearing Nemean Lion skin, scalp over head, forepaws tied at neck

Zeus Aëtophoros enthroned left, nude to the waist, himation around hips and legs, eagle in right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, right leg drawn back, ΦIΛIΠΠOY downward on right, BAΣIΛEΩΣ in exergue, radiate head of Helios facing on left, KY under throne

Struck under Archon, Dokimos, or Seleukos I,

c. 323 - 317 B.C

Babylon mint, 17.056g, 29.2mm, die axis 90o,

Price P205, Müller Alexander P117, SNG Cop 1083, SNG Alpha Bank -, SNG Saroglos -

Ex-Forum!

Coins from this issue were struck in the names of both of Alexander the Great's co-ruling heirs. Most, including this example, were struck in the name of his brother Philip III, but some were struck in the name of his son Alexander IV. During this period, Archon, Dokimos, and Seleukos I ruled in succession as Macedonian satraps in Babylon. Archon was appointed satrap of Babylonia after the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C. Perdiccas suspected Archon of colluding in the theft of Alexander's corpse and, in 321 B.C., sent Dokimos to replace him. Archon was defeated and died from battle wounds. Seleucus, was made satrap by Perdiccas' rival Antipater, arrived in Babylon in October or November 320 B.C. and defeated Dokimos.

7 commentsJay GT4
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Philip III, 323-317 BC; Lampsakos mint, 319-318 BC67 viewsSilver drachm, 17.2mm, 4.2g, aVF
Head Herakles right wearing lion skin knotted at neck / ΦIΛIΠΠOY Zeus seated left, right leg drawn back, holding eagle and sceptre. Buckle in left field, crescent over A under throne.
Ex: Forvm Ancient Coins
Thompson, Lampsacus, 204b, group IX
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Phoenicia, Arados, (c.380-350 B.C.), AR-Tetrobol, BMC Phoenicia Pg.7, nos.37-44., Galley right, 130 viewsPhoenicia, Arados, (c.380-350 B.C.), AR-Tetrobol, BMC Phoenicia Pg.7, nos.37-44., Galley right,
avers: Laureate and bearded head of Baál Arwad with full eye right.
reverse: Galley sailing right above waves (three lines) with a figure of Pataikos right, all within dotted border. Phoenician letters aleph (´) and mem above.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 11,5x13mm, weight:3,15g, axes:3h,
mint: Phoenicia, Arados, date: c.380-350 B.C., ref: BMC Phoenicia Pg.7, nos.37-44., HGC 10, Pg.40, no.14; Betylon Pg.86, no.11,
Q-001
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Phoenicia, Arados, (c.400-350 B.C.), AR-Stater, BMC Phoenicia Pg.9 No.58 Pl.II.12, Galley left, 183 viewsPhoenicia, Arados, (c.400-350 B.C.), AR-Stater, BMC Phoenicia Pg.9 No.58 Pl.II.12, Galley left,
avers: Laureate head of Baál Arwad with full eye right.
reverse: Galley sailing right above waves (three lines) with a figure of Pataikos right, all within a dotted square border. Phoenician letters, nun (N), aleph (´) & mem (M) above (meaning Arados).
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 16x23mm, weight:10,28g, axes:9h,
mint: Phoenicia, Arados, date: c.400-350 B.C., ref: BMC Phoenicia Pg.9 No.58 Pl.II.12,.HGC10 Pg.13 No.33, Betlyon Pg.90 No.26.
Q-001
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Phokaia, Ionia15 views521-478 B.C.
Silver Hemihekta (trihemiobol/diobol)
1.37 gm, 11 mm
Obv.: Head of nymph left wearing sakkos and earring
Rev.: Irregular quadripartite incuse punch
SNG Kayhan 522-26;
Rosen 596-97
Jaimelai
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Phokaia, Ionia, Silver Hemihekte c. 510 - 494 B.C.6 viewsPhokaia, Ionia, Silver Hemihekte c. 510 - 494 B.C.
Phokaia mint, 10.14mm, 1.156 grams, die axis 0 degrees.
Obv: Female head left, wearing earring, hair in sakkos.
Rev: Quadripartite incuse square.
Ref: Klein 452 (diobol); Rosen 596 - 597 (trihemiobol); SNG Kayhan 522 (hemihekta); SNGvA 1813.
F, rough
mjabrial
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Phokis, Federal Coinage, 351-346 BC, Ć 15 - struck under Phalaikos13 viewsHelmeted head of Athena facing slightly left.
Φ within laurel wreath.

BCD Lokris 332.2 (same obv. die) and 470.5 (this coin); SNG Copenhagen 114.

(15 mm, 1.99 g, 1h).
Classical Numismatic Group, December 2010; ex- BCD Collection: NAC 55, 8 October 2010, 470.5.
n.igma
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PHOKIS, FEDERAL COINAGE, After 351 BC48 viewsAE13, 13mm, 1.96g, 7h
Phalaikos, magistrate.

O - Bull’s head facing, wearing sacrificial fillet
R - ΦΩ within laurel wreath with ties above.

BCD Lokris 344.2 and 472.1 (this coin); SNG Copenhagen 129.

Ex Baldwin’s, May 1976.
Ex BCD Collection (Numismatica Ars Classica 55 (8 October 2010), lot 472.1.
robertpe
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PHRYGIA, APAMEIA53 viewsca. 133 - 48 BC
AE 23 mm 10.77 g
O: Bust of Athena right in crested Corinthian helmet
R: APAMEWN ,Eagle alighting on basis with meander pattern, flanked by caps of the Dioskouroi; KWKOY below (Magistrate Kokos)
SNG Copenhagen 161-2; BMC 78-82.
1 commentslaney
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PHRYGIA, Apameia. Circa 88-40 BC. Ć Andronikos, son of Alkios, magistrate. 20 viewsReference.
HGC 7, 670; SNG Copenhagen 163; BMC 37–9.

Obv.
Helmeted bust of Athena right, wearing aegis.

Rev. ANΔPONIK[OΣ]/[AΛKIOY] in two lines below
Eagle landing right on maeander pattern; star above, caps of the Dioskouroi flanking.

8.72 gr
22 mm
1h
1 commentsokidoki
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Phrygia, Eumeneia, river god Glaukon, AE2058 views5.967g, 20.2mm, 180°, Eumeneia mint, c. 250 A.D.
obv: EVMENEIA, turreted and draped bust of city-goddess Eumeneia right
rev: EVMENEWN, GLAVKOC in ex., river-god Glaukos recumbent with himation, reed in right, cornucopia left, vase below left from which river flows

BMC p. 214, 28, Weber -, Lindgren -,

ex FORVM
areich
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Piakos - Onkia18 viewsPiakos
Onkia
AE (12 - 14 mm)
420 - 40 BC.
Av.: (ΓIAK )/ Horned head of river god left, wreathed with reeds. (Value mark ...)
Rev.: Hound at bay right, Oak Spray above.
1,12 Gr.
CNS III, p. 199, no. 3
HGC 2 - 1102 (R1)
nummis durensis
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Porcelain Medal, "Deutschlands schwerste Zeit", Scheuch 1050a5 viewsPorcelain medal "Deutschlands schwerste Zeit"
Porcelain, 42mm, 13.07g, 345°
Meissner Porzellanmanufaktur Berlin, Design Emil Paul Börner (?), 1923
obv. * DEUTSCHLAND SCHWERSTE ZEIT * 1918 - 1923
Kneeling wife with waving hair holding a burning torch, r. beside her a kneeling man,
holding in r. hand hammer, l. hand chained up
below 2 crossed swords (for Meissen Porcelain)
rev. * WELTKRIEG 1914 - 1918 * REVOLUTION 9. NOVEMBER 1918
In field square with inscription in 10 lines:
UNTERZEICHNUNG / DES FRIEDENSVERTRAGES / 16.9.1919 /
RUHRBESETZUNG / 11.1.1923 / AM 1. DEZ. 1923 / KOSTETE /
1 PFD. BROT 260 MILLO. / 1 PFD. FLEISCH 2 BILL. / 1 GOLDMARK = 1 BILL.
ref. Scheuch 1050a, scarce

The inscription is referring to the hyperinflation 1923 in Germany.
Jochen
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Price 370443 viewsSeleukos issued 317-311. Mongram wreath to the left. H under the throne. Basileus under the H. 1 commentsChance Vandal
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Price 374638 viewsSeleukos issue 311-305. Monogram wreath to the left. MI under the throne. Basileus under MI. Naville 24 lot 172 July 17 2016Chance Vandal
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Price 374742 viewsSeleukos 311-305. Monogram wreath to the left. MI under the throne. Basileus under MI. In the monogram wreath, inside the P, there is a raised dot. That is the sole difference between this the 3746. Agora 56 lot 24 May 31 2016. Incorrect attribution as a Price 3746Chance Vandal
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Price 375534 viewsSeleukos struck 311-300. MI to the left. Grain ear to the left under MI. Monogram in wreath under the throne. Basileus under the monogram (cut off on this coin) Roma e38 lot 292 July 29 2017Chance Vandal
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Price 375934 viewsSeleukos so 311-305. MI to the left. Lion head to the left. Monogram wreath under the throne. Basileus under monogram. Roma XII lot 383 Sept 29 2016Chance Vandal
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Price 376534 viewsSeleukos so 311-305. MI to the left Hercules club to the left Seleucid monogram wreath under the throne. Basileus under the monogram.1 commentsChance Vandal
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Probus * Eagle, Alexandria, Egypt * 276-282 AD. Billon Tetradrachm216 views
Probus * Eagle with wreath, Alexandria, Egypt *

Obv: A Κ M AYP ΠΡOBOC CΕB * Laureate, draped and cuirassed, right facing.
Rev: Eagle standing right facing, wings partially extended, bound wreath in beak. L and Z to left and right fields, respectively.

* Legend: A K M AYP ΠΡOBOC CΕΒ * (Autokrator Kaisaros Markos Aurelios Probos Sebastos).

L Z * Year VII of the Emperor's Reign.

Exergue: (Clear)

Mint: Alexandria
Struck: 281-282 AD.

Size: 18 mm.
Weight: 7.09 grams
Die axis: 0°

Condition: Superbly well preserved. Clear and sharp in its relief and details with strong images both sides from an apparently well centered and forceful strike on this notably thick billon planchet. Very lovely, dark-ash patina.

Refs:*
BMC, 2436
Milne, 4649
Curtis, 1873
Dattari, 5558
Emmett, 3982
Geissen, 3154

6 commentsTiathena
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Probus, AD 276-2824 viewsĆ Antoninianus, 22mm, 4.6g, 12h; Kyzikos mint.
Obv: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG; Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding scepter surmounted by eagle.
Rev: SO-LI INVICT-O; Sol driving facing quadriga, raising hand and holding whip; CM in field below // XXIS
Reference: RIC Vb 911, p. 118
From the YOC Collection / 16-419-50
John Anthony
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Prokonnesos - AE8 viewsc. 340-330 BC
female head right (Aphrodite?) wearing laurel and sakkos
oinochoe right
ΠPO__KON
SNG v. Aulock 1438; SNG France 2424-9; SNG Copenhagen 558.
ex Savoca
Johny SYSEL
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Provincial, Hypaepa, Lydia, AE22, ΕΠΙ ΙΕΡΑΚΟC ΥΠΑΙΠ-ΗΝΩΝ14 viewsAE22
Roman Provincial
Hypaepa, Lydia
Magistrate: Hierakos
Julia Domna
Born circa: 170AD - Died: 217AD
Augusta: 193 - 217AD
22.0mm 5.40gr 6h
O: ΙΟνΛΙΑ CεΒΑCTH; Draped bust, right. Countermark: Artemis Anaitis, facing.
R: ΕΠΙ ΙΕΡΑΚΟC ΥΠΑΙΠ-ΗΝΩΝ; Tetrastyle temple with curved architrave. Artemis Anaitis facing within.
SNG Turkey V, 385; SNG Turkey VII, 331-3; Leopold I 997; Watermark: Howgego 233.
Ex. Walter Holt, 12/2013; Australia M.R. Roberts, Wynyard Coin Centre; Ex.Seaver.
Published on Wildwinds, 12/2013.
ajenkidu 183078748406
2/25/18 3/19/18
Nicholas Z
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Pyritized fossil Ammonite; Approx. 165 million years old; From Volga river area, Mickhailov, Russia62 viewsIron Pyrite (FeS2) fossil Kosmoceras Ammonite; Size 44.8 x 35.1 x 10.65 mm, Weight 19.5 gr. Some slight iridescence on back side.

Facts about ammonites - courtesy Paul Staber Minerals

Closest living relative - Octopus, Squid, Cuttlefish and it's closest cousin the Nautilus.

First appeared - in shallow seas 450 million year ago.

Extinct - in a catoclysmic event in the Cretaceous, with the dinosaurs about 65 million years ago.

Began life - less than 1 mm in diameter.

Females - reported to grow 400% bigger than males.

Shells - comprised of chambers growing as the ammonite did. Making 13 new chambers each year. The ammonite lived in the last section, called the living segment.

Medieval Europe - Ammonites were thought to be petrified snakes. They were called "snakestones" or "serpent stones". Ammonites were said to be evidence for the actions of St. Hilda and St. Patrick - who drove the snakes out of Ireland. In ancient times, traders would carve the face of a snake into the wide end of the ammonite fossil and sell them to the public.

The name Ammonite - comes from their spiral shape. The fossilized shells somewhat resembled tightly coiled rams' horns. Pliny the Elder (79 A.D. near Pompeii) called these fossils - ammonis cornua ("horns of Ammon") . Because the Egyptian god Amman was typically depicted wearing ram's horns.

Pyrite ammonites - Pyrite actually replaces the animal shell. A very odd occurance. (Calcite replaces the animal shell in most of the other ammonites.) Pyrite ammonites are species Kosmoceras. Kosmoceras frequently have a opalized shell on the outside. Occasionally this shell is rainbow iridescent. Stunning colors of red, green, blue and other bright colors. In Russia, they use a chemical solution to remove the shell on one-half of the ammonite. This exposed the pyrite segments inside. These are only found in Russia, in the Volga River area. Most are around 165 million years old.

EX. Paul Staber Minerals
2 commentsSteve E
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Pyrrhus54 viewsPyrrhus, Syracuse Sicily, AE23, 278-276 BC.
Obverse- Bust of Heracles left, “SURAKOSIWN”.
Reverse- Athena Promachos right with shield and throwing spear, trident in left field.
Calciati 177, 10.5 g.
1 commentsb70
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R., Mysia, Kyzikos, 088p Valerian-I (253-260 A.D.), AE-25, Burning altar,139 viewsR., Mysia, Kyzikos, 088p Valerian-I (253-260 A.D.), AE-25, Burning altar,
avers:- AVK ΛIK Λ VAΛEPIANOC, Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right .
revers:- CTΡACΩ CTΡATΩY KYZIKEΩN NΩN (retrograde), NEΩKOΡ in ex. Burning altar between two serpent-entwined, burning torches. CΩCTΡATΩY (magistrate).
exergo: -/-//NEΩKOΡ, diameter: 25,0mm, weight: 7,68g, axis: 7h,
mint: Mysia, Kyzikos, date: 253-260 A.D., ref:SNG France 858, CNG e-Auction #68, closed 9 July, 2003, cf. SNG von Aulock 1286 (no altar); cf. SNG Copenhagen (same).
Q-001
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R., Mysia, Kyzikos, Asia (conventus of Cyzicus), 002p Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), RPC I 2244, AE-16, K-Y/Z-I, Torch, all within wreath, #181 viewsR., Mysia, Kyzikos, Asia (conventus of Cyzicus), 002p Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), RPC I 2244, AE-16, K-Y/Z-I, Torch, all within wreath, #1
avers: No legend, bare head right, border of dots.
revers: K-Y Z-I in two lines to left and right of the torch, all within a wreath of corn-ears.
exergue: K-Y/Z-I//--, diameter: 15-16mm, weight: 2,59g, axis: 1h,
mint: City: Cyzicus, Region: Mysia, Province: Asia (conventus of Cyzicus), date: 63 B.C.-14 A.D.,
ref: RPC I 2244, SNG Tübingen 2277, BMC 210, SNG France 621, SNG von Aulock 7368,, AMC 1186,
25 Specimens,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
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R., Mysia, Lampsakos, Asia (conventus of Adramyteum), 002p Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), RPC I 2278, Bust of Senate right, Rare! #1111 viewsR., Mysia, Lampsakos, Asia (conventus of Adramyteum), 002p Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), RPC I 2278, Bust of Senate right, Rare! #1
avers: CЄBACTOY ΛAMΨAKH (retrograde), Laureate head of Augustus right.
reverse: IЄPA CYNKΛHTOC (retrograde), Bare-headed, draped bust of the Senate right.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 16,2-17,0mm, weight: 3,44g, axes: 6h,
mint: City: Lampsacus, Region: Mysia, Province: Asia (conventus of Adramyteum), date: c.17(?) B.C.,
ref: RPC I 2278, McClean 7640, Paris 799-801, AMC 1191, Rare!
14 Specimens,
Q-001
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Roman Empire, Licinius I. (308-324 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, RIC VII 009, Cyzicus, IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG, 393 views132 Licinius-l. (308-324 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, RIC VII 009, Cyzicus, IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG,
avers:- IMP-LICI-NIVS-AVG, 2,J1 l., Laureate, draped bust left, holding mappa and scepter on globe.
revers:- IOVI-CONSER-VATORI-AVGG, Jupiter standing left, holding Victory on globe and scepter; wreath in left and A in right in field.
exergo: SMK,
date: 317-320 A.D.,
mint: Cyzicus, 1st. off.,
axis: 5h,
diameter: 18mm,
weight: 2,85g,
ref: RIC-VII-9, p644, c2,
Q-001
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Roman Imperial: Maximinus II Daia (310-313) Ć Follis, Kyzikos (RIC-52)21 viewsObv: GAL VAL MAXIMINVS NOB C.
Laureate head right.
Rev: VIRTVTI EXERCITVS / Γ / M KV.
Mars advancing right with spear and trophy over shoulder.
1 commentsSpongeBob
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Roman Rule, AE 20; Kore/ Demeter8 viewsSyracuse, Sicily, Roman Rule, c. 212 - 133 B.C. Bronze AE 20, Calciati II 231, SNG Cop 911, SNG ANS 1092, F, green patina, Syracuse mint, 8.661g, 21.5mm, 0o, obverse head of Kore right, wreathed in stalks of grain; reverse “SURAKOSIWN”, Demeter standing left, torch in right, scepter in left. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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RPC II 0662 Domitianus23 viewsObv: AYT ΔOMITIANΩΣ KAICAP ΣEB ΓEP, Laureate head of Domitian right
Rev: H MHTPOΠOLIΣ KAI ΠΡΟTH BIΘYNI, Figure standing right (Astakos?), with foot on prow, with head turned backwards and holding out hand to left and sceptre to right
AE24 (24.42 mm 7.29 g 6h) Struck in Nicomedia (Bithynia)
RPC II 662
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RPC-1636-Vespasian126 viewsAR Drachm, 3.04g
Rome mint (for Cappadocia), 73-74 AD
Obv: AYTOKPA KAICAP OYЄCΠACIANOC CЄBACTOC; head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: ЄYOYC ЄKTOY; Mt Argaeus; on summit, radiate figure standing l., globe in r. hand, sceptre in l. hand
RPC 1636 (6 spec.).
Ex Bertolami E-Live auction 41, 30 April 2017, lot 259.

The mint at Rome struck silver drachms and didrachms for circulation in Cappadocia. They normally can be distinguished from the local issues by style and their 6 o'clock die axis (local is 12 o'clock). Here we have a Rome mint drachm in good style featuring a reverse that would be appealing to the provincials it is intended for. Oddly, the die axis is 12 o'clock. It's a double die match with Paris 258 (RPC plate coin), I wonder if it too has the incorrect die axis?

Strabo described the mountain as such: It's 'the highest of mountains whose peak is constantly covered with snow ...given good visibility, anyone who climbs this mountain - and not many do- are supposed to see both seas, the Pontus and the Issikos'.

The above reverse perhaps does not relay the grandeur of the actual peak, possibly being a representation of a cult picture, or agalma, of the mountain - but it's a fascinating reverse type produced by Roman engravers who may never have laid eyes on the beautiful volcano.

Although a bit under weight, struck in fine 'Roman' style and good metal.
6 commentsDavid Atherton
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SALVS AVG; RIC 39712 viewsGallienus. AR-Antoninian (3,63g), Viminacium (Kostolac). Obverse: IMP GALLIENVS P AVG radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Reverse: SALVS AVG Salus holding snake and patera right. Ric 397 (Milan), RSC 941, MIR 825q. Ex areich. Photo credit areichPodiceps
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Sarabhapuriyas of Maha Kosala: Prasannamitra (ca. 525-550 CE) AR Unit (ACR-904)24 viewsObv: Garuda standing facing with wings outstretched, cresent moon and chakra at left, sun and sankh at right; in lower region, Brahmi legend: Sri Prasannamitra, kalasa below
Rev: Incuse image of obverse design
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Sarabhapuriyas of Maha Kosala: Prasannamitra (ca. 525-550 CE) AV 12 Rattis (ATEC 5207; ACR 904; Friedberg 120)24 viewsObv: Garuda standing facing with wings outstretched, flanked by discus and sankh shell; crescent and pellet flanking head; in lower region, Brahmi legend: śri prasannamitra, kalasa below
Rev: Incuse image of obverse design
Dim: 18mm, 1.32 g, 12h
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Sariakos / Ailios. AE 1436 viewsHd of Apollo r.
Ear of corn and club.
Moushmov 5806v
12.8 - 15.4 mm, 2.21 g
Pekka K
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Seleucia, Seleukid Kingdom, 01 Seleukos I., Nikator, (312-281 B.C.), SC 17.2, AE-21, BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY, Athena Promachos standing right, #187 viewsSeleucia, Seleukid Kingdom, 01 Seleukos I., Nikator, (312-281 B.C.), SC 17.2, AE-21, BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY, Athena Promachos standing right, #1
avers: Head of Apollo facing right, wearing laurel wreath, with spiral curls, one falling forward, another at back of neck, much of neck exposed.
reverse: BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY, Athena Promachos standing right, brandishing spear and holding a shield on left arm, Π in the left field.
exergue: Π/-//--, diameter: 20,0-21,0mm, weight: 7,50g, axes: 10h,
mint: Seleucia, Seleukos I., Nikator, Antioch Mint, date: 300-281 B.C., ref: SC 17.2, Newell WSM 918.,
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Seleucia, Seleukid Kingdom, 01 Seleukos I., Nikator, (312-281 B.C.), SC 6.1, AE-13 (Half unit), BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ/ΣEΛEYKOY, Bull butting right, #1 81 viewsSeleucia, Seleukid Kingdom, 01 Seleukos I., Nikator, (312-281 B.C.), SC 6.1, AE-13 (Half unit), BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ/ΣEΛEYKOY, Bull butting right, #1
avers: Winged head of Medusa right with serpents in hair.
reverse: BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ/ΣEΛEYKOY, above and beneath bull butting right, A(or monogram) in the left field (behind the bull).
exergue: A/-//--, diameter: 13,0-13,5mm, weight: 3,58g, axes: 0h,
mint: Seleucia, Seleukos I., Nikator, Antioch Mint, date: 312-280 B.C., ref: SC 6.1, Newell WSM 1357., SNG Spaer 67, BMC 65,
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Seleucia, Seleukid Kingdom, 04 Seleukos II. Kallinikos, (246-225 B.C.), SC 660a, AE-17, BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣEΛΕYKOY, Apollo standing left, Rare! #1122 viewsSeleucia, Seleukid Kingdom, 04 Seleukos II. Kallinikos, (246-225 B.C.), SC 660a, AE-17, BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣEΛΕYKOY, Apollo standing left, Rare! #1
avers: Helmeted head of Athena right.
reverse: BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣEΛΕYKOY, Apollo standing left, holding the arrow and grounded bow, monogram to outer left and right.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 16,0-17,0mm, weight: 4,89g, axes: 0h,
mint: Sardes mint, Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos II. Kallinikos, date: 246-225 B.C., ref: Seleukid Coins 660, HGC 9, 345, Rare!
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Seleucia, Seleukid Kingdom, 04 Seleukos II. Kallinikos, (246-225 B.C.), SC 670a, AE-18, BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣEΛΕYKOY, Apollo standing left, R! #1110 viewsSeleucia, Seleukid Kingdom, 04 Seleukos II. Kallinikos, (246-225 B.C.), SC 670a, AE-18, BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣEΛΕYKOY, Apollo standing left, Rare! #1
avers: Bust of Artemis right, bow, and quiver over shoulder.
reverse: BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣEΛΕYKOY, Apollo standing left, holding the arrow and grounded bow, monogram to outer left and right (ME ligate), all within meander border.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-18,0mm, weight: 3,71g, axes: 0h,
mint: Magnesia, Maeander mint, Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos II. Kallinikos, date: 246-225 B.C., ref: Seleukid Coins 670a, HGC 9, 347, Rare!
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Seleucia, Seleukid Kingdom, 05 Seleukos III. Keraunos, (226-223 B.C.), SC 922.1, AE-16, BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣEΛΕYKOY, Apollo seated left, #1149 viewsSeleucia, Seleukid Kingdom, 05 Seleukos III. Keraunos, (226-223 B.C.), SC 922.1, AE-16, BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣEΛΕYKOY, Apollo seated left, #1
avers: Bust of Artemis right, bow, and quiver over shoulder.
reverse: BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣEΛΕYKOY, Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding the arrow and resting on a bow, CE over Λ to left.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 15,0-16,0mm, weight: 4,36g, axes: 1h,
mint: Antioch, Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos III. Keraunos, date: 226-223 B.C., ref: Seleukid Coins 922.1, SNG Israel 509,
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"Seleukos or Seleucus III. Ceraunos or Keraunos (The Thunderer), King of the Seleukid Empire of Syria, 225-223 B.C."
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Seleucid - Seleucus I Nikator (312-281 BCE)10 viewsMetal/Size: AE20; Weight: 8.03 grams; Denomination: Bronze Unit; Mint: Antioch; Date: 280's BCE; Obverse: Winged head of Medusa right with snakes in hair. Reverse: ΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ, humped bull (zebu) butting right; controls not visible on this coin. Curved row of beads partially surrounds coin from top to right. References: Cf. SC 21, 152; HGC 9, 92; Sear #6852; Hoover 107c.museumguy
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SELEUCID KINGDOM - Seleukos IV24 viewsSELEUCID KINGDOM - Seleukos IV (187-175 BC) Serrated AE; 23 mm. Obv.: Laureate head of Apollo right, ME monogram behind head. Rev.: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ, Apollo standing left, holding arrow and resting left elbow on tripod, AI monogram in lower left field. Reference: BMC 23
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SELEUCID KINGDOM - Seueukos I15 viewsSELEUCID KINGDOM - Seueukos I Nikator, AE18mm. Antioch mint, ca 280s BC. Winged head of Medusa right / BAΣIΛEOΣ ΣEΛEYKOΣ, Indian humped bull butting right; X in ex. WSM 925, SNG Spaer 23. dpaul7
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Seleucid Kingdom, Antiochos VIII Grypus, 121-96 BC, Tetradrachm105 viewsSeleucid Kingdom, Antiochos VIII Grypus, 121-96 BC, Tetradrachm

Diademed head of Antiochos VIII right

BASILEWS ANTIOCOU FILOMHTOROS, Zeus Ouranios standing left, holding a star and scepter, crescent above. Two monograms to the left and the date below, all within a wreath.

SC 2323.5a (Same dies)

Struck 116/5 BC, Damaskos

16.39g

Ex Harlen J Berk, Ex Aegean
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Seleucid Kingdom, Seleukos I, tetradrachm, 312 - 281 B.C.87 viewsSilver tetradrachm
Obv:- Head of Herakles right, clad in lion head headdress
Rev:- BASILEWS SELEUKOU, Zeus enthroned left, holding Nike and scepter, monogram left;
Antioch mint, c. 300 B.C.;
Tef:- SNG Spaer 2, WSM 923, CSE 8

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Ex-Forvm

Old coin - new image

Click to zoom to full size image. I think it's worth it.
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Seleucid Kingdom, Seleukos I, tetradrachm, 312 - 281 B.C.34 viewsSilver tetradrachm
Obv:- Head of Herakles right, clad in lion head headdress
Rev:- BASILEWS SELEUKOU, Zeus enthroned left, holding Nike and scepter, monogram left;
Antioch mint, c. 300 B.C.;
Tef:- SNG Spaer 2, WSM 923, CSE 8

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Ex-Forvm

Updated image of an old coin from my collection.
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Seleucid Kingdom, Seleukos I, tetradrachm, 312 - 281 B.C.53 viewsSilver tetradrachm
Obv:- Head of Herakles right, clad in lion head headdress
Rev:- BASILEWS SELEUKOU, Zeus enthroned left, holding Nike and scepter, monogram left;
Antioch mint, c. 300 B.C.;
Tef:- SNG Spaer 2, WSM 923, CSE 8

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Ex-Forvm

Updated image using new photography setup.
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Seleucid Kingdom, Seleukos IV Philopator, Ae 23 33 viewsSeleukos IV Philopator, 187-175 BC, Antioch, Syria.

Obv: head of Apollo right, monogram in left field.