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EB0012 Poseidon / Bull13 viewsPoseidonia, LUCANIA, AR Stater, 470-400 BC.
Obverse: Poseidon wearing chlamys over shoulders, walking right, wielding trident, ΠOMEΣ (retrograde) in field before.
Reverse: Bull standing left, ΠOMEΣ (retrograde) above.
References: Cf. SNG ANS 661 (obverse legend forward), Weber 815.
Diameter: 18mm, Weight: 5.22g.
EB0164 Persephone / Boar4 viewsLucania, Paestum-Poseidonia. 218-201 BC. AE Sextans.
Obverse: Head of Persephone right, crowned with barley, two dots behind.
Reverse: PAIS, Boar running right; Q. VA and two dots below.
References: BMC 27: SNG ANS 760; HN Italy 1211.
Diameter: 15.5mm, Weight: 2.405g.
Italy, Paestum, Temple of Apollo174 viewsFirstly it was thought it's temple of Poseidon, then it's the second temple of Hera and now it's thought it's temple of Apollo. But somewhen temple was used as temple of Poseidon and somewhen as temple of Hera.
Who knows how many times temple will change deity in future.

Temple was built +- 450 BC
Italy, Paestum, Temple of Apollo164 viewsFirstly it was thought it's temple of Poseidon, then it's the second temple of Hera and now it's thought it's temple of Apollo. But somewhen temple was used as temple of Poseidon and somewhen as temple of Hera.
Who knows how many times temple will change deity in future.

temple was built +- 450 BC
Italy, Paestum, Temple of Athena161 viewsgreek colony Poseidonia
built +- 500 BC
Italy, Paestum, Temple of Athena156 viewsgreek colony Poseidonia
built +- 500 BC

this temple was used as church but temple of Apollo and Hera weren't.
Italy, Paestum, Temple of Hera158 viewsgreek colony Poseidonia
temple built +- 550 BC
Lucania Poseidonia stater77 viewsΠΟΜΕΣ
Poseidon standing right, wearing chlamys around shoulders, brandishing trident

ΠΟΜΕΣ (retrograde)
Bull standing to left, above

Poseidonia, Lucania

470-445 BC


SNG ANS 661; HN Italy 1114

Ex-Geoffrey Bell auction September 2017 lot 896
5 commentsJay GT4
Lucania, 1/6 Stater, Poseidon/ Bull3 viewsLucania, Poseidonia, 480-400 BC, 1/6 Stater, 1.21g. Grose-1090. Obv: Poseidon, Rx: Bull right. Fine; toned. Ex Glendenning October 9, 1993 & H.J.BerkPodiceps
Lucania, Poseidonia Ar Nomos36 views(470-445 BC)
Obv.: Poseidon, naked but for the chlamys over shoulders, walking r., brandishing trident in r. hand and extending l. arm. POMEM right.
Rev.: Bull walking right. POMES retrograde.
SNG ANS 646.
1 commentsMinos
Lucania, Poseidonia Silver Nomos c. 445-420 B.C.18 viewsLUCANIA, Poseidonia
Silver Nomos (20mm, 7.15 gm.). c. 445-420 BC.
Obv: Poseidon standing right, preparing to cast trident.
Rev: Bull standing left.
Ref: HN Italy 1116; SNG ANS 655.
Lucania, Poseidonia.16 viewsLucania, Poseidonia. 470-445 BC. AR Nomos (7.66 gm). Poseidon advancing r., with chlamys over shoulders, brandishing trident. 𐌲ΟM r. (epichoric ΠOΣ). / Bull standing r. 𐌲ΟΜΕ above (retrograde, epichoric ΠΟΣΕ). VF. Pegasi 126 #41. SNG ANS 646v (abbreviated legends); HN Italy 1114; HGC 1 1151; SNG Cop 1277v (same).Christian T
Lucania, Poseidonia. ca 410-350 BC. AR Nomos.24 viewsLucania, Poseidonia. ca 410-350 BC. AR Nomos. POSEIDAN, Poseidon walking right, wielding trident, chlamys draped over both arms; dolphin downwards behind / POSEIDANI, bull standing left; dolphin in ex. SNGANS 682 ancientone
Lucania, Poseidonia; 1/6 stater (diobol) Poseidon/ Bull left9 viewsLucania, Poseidonia, 480-400 B.C. 1/6 Stater (Diobol), AR 10mm, 1.3g. Obv: Poseidon, Rev: Bull left. SNG ANS 635. Podiceps
Lucania, Velia AR Nomos69 viewsCirca 280 BC. AR Nomos (22mm, 7.47 g, 10h). Williams 572 (O284/R399); HN Italy 1318; SNG ANS 1403 (same rev. die). Obverse Head of Athena left, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with gryphon; A above, [Φ before], IE on outlined tablet behind neck guard. Reverse Lion attacking stag left; [ΥΕΛΗΤΩΝ] above. VF, toned, minor scratches under tone. Well struck.

Ex Classical Numismatic Review XXXIX No. 2 Summer 2014, lot 980957.

Velia, situated on the Tyrrhenian coast of southern Italy south of Poseidonia, was founded circa 540 BC by Ionian Greek colonists from Phokaia in western Asia Minor who had fled their homeland following the Persian conquest in 545 B.C. Its coinage commenced soon after the city’s foundation and its types (forepart of lion devouring prey / incuse square) and denomination (Phokaian silver drachm) reflect the Asian origin of the early citizenry of Velia. Later, in the 5th century, the weight standard of the Velian coinage was assimilated to that of the Achaean cities of Magna Graecia producing a nomos of about 8 grams. The type of a lion, or a lion attacking or feeding on its prey, remained popular at Velia throughout the two and a half centuries of its silver coinage, which ceased just prior to the city’s alliance with Rome, negotiated circa 275 BC.
3 commentsJason T
LUCANIA. Sybaris. AR Stater50 viewsCirca 550-510 B.C. (28mm, 8.43 g, 12h). Obverse: bull standing left, head reverted; VM in exergue. Reverse: incuse bull standing right, head reverted. S & S Class B, pl. XLVIII, 4-8 Gorini 2; HN Italy 1729. VF, toned.

Ex. Volteia Collection

This coin was minted before the destruction of Sybaris by its neighboring city state Kroton in 510 B.C. We do not know the exact nature why Kroton destroyed this prosperous city. Ancient sources provided us several accounts of Sybaris being a place of hedonism and excess to the point that the very name Sybaris became a byword for opulent luxury, and its destruction was a result of some divine punishment (Diodorus Siculus, Strabo, Aelianus, Athenaeus). Modern revisionist view of the possible demise of Sybaris might be the result of its vast natural wealth and successful trade with its neighbors, which gave Kroton the economic reason to subjugate it. The Sybarites established a new city called Thourioi (Thurii/Thurium) with the help of Athenian settlers. However, the Sybarites were again expelled by the Athenians in 445 B.C. and founded another city for the last time called Sybaris on the Traeis.
Sybaris might be the first to mint coins with an incuse reverse and this practice spread to other Greek city states like Kroton, Metapontion, and Poseidonia. The similar weight and technique in producing these incuse-type coins facilitated trade between the cities mentioned. The bull might represent the river god Crathis or Sybaris, or both: each deity could represent either the obverse or reverse of the coin. The ethnic VM (or YM) in exergue are the first two Greek letters of Sybaris spelled retrogradely. A curious placement of the letter sigma sideways made it appear as letter M on most coins of Sybaris.
5 commentsJason T
PAESTUM (Poseidonia)
Bronze semis. Circa 90-44 BC.
15mm, 3.41gm.
Obv: Female head right; MINEIA • M • F behind.
Rev: Two-story building; P-S flanking upper floor, S-C flanking lower.
Crawford, Paestum 38b; HN Italy 1258.
Ancient Aussie
Paestum(Poseidonia), Lucania. Second Punic War 218-201 BC. AE Triens.27 viewsObv: Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with vine / PAIS to right.
Rev: Cornucopiae, spray of leaves on left, four dots vertically to left.
Second Punic War. 218-201 BC.
Crawford 6/1; SNG ANS 15-18.
POSEIDONIA - Lucania - Italia14 viewsAR Nomos (Estátera) 20.6 mm 7.37 gr

Anv: "POΣEI"(posiblemente retrógrada en campo derecho, en este caso ilegible), Poseidón avanzando a derecha, Clámide (Chlamys) flotando sobre sus hombros, portando un tridente horizontal en mano derecha y con su brazo izquierdo extendido.
Rev: "POΣEI" (Retrógrada con Σ acostada como M), Toro avanzando a izquierda con "Σ" (Recostada que parece M = Número de control de cuño ??).

Poseidonia fue fundada a finales del siglo séptimo A.C. por colonos griegos de Sybaris. En el quinto siglo A.C., Poseidonia fue conquistada por los lucanos. La evidencia arqueológica muestra sucesivas culturas griegas y oscas, que incluso prosperaron juntas. Después los Poseidonianos se unieron con Pirro de Epiro contra Roma, siendo vencidos por el Cónsul Publio Valerio Levino.
Poseidonia fue refundada como ciudad romana con el nuevo nombre de Paestum en el 273 A.C.

Acuñada: 420 - 410 A.C.
Ceca: Poseidonia - Lucania - Italia

Referencias: SNG Cop #1278 ss - SNG ANS #651 ss - SNG Lockett #442 - cf. HN Italy #1127 - MI AMG.#2534 (R2) - Delepierre #353
Poseidonia Drachm (1/3 Stater)73 viewsLucania, Poseidonia 530-500 av. J.C. , Drachme 2.75g
D:/ΡΟΣ, Poséidon debout à droite, brandissant le trident.
R:/Même type incus à g. dans un cercle strillé
HN Italy 1108, SNG ANS 622 (same dies)
Poseidonia, Lucania33 views350-290 BC
AE 16 (16x13mm, 3.80g)
O: Poseidon, nude, advancing left, Brandishing trident over head.
R: Bull butting right, waves below; dolphin right in ex.
HN Italy 1167; SNG IV Fitzwilliam 566
ex Colosseum Coin Exchange; ex Forvm Ancient Coins

Poseidonia was founded shortly before 600 BC by colonists from Sybaris, and archeological evidence shows that they, like the Sybarites, enjoyed fine living.
The archaic style of the obverse remained even into the classical era, however this coin is quite rare in that Poseidon is facing left, rather than to the right as on almost all other examples from this city. The bull on the reverse, typical of the coins of Sybaris, honored the mother colony.
Poseidonia came under Roman control in 273 after the defeat of Pyrrhus, at which time the name was changed to Paestum.
1 commentsEnodia
Sybaris, Lucania63 views550-510 BC
AR Obol (10mm, 0.44g)
O: Bull (Ox?) standing left, head turned back to right; VM in exergue.
R: Large MV monogram; four pellets around.
SNG ANS 853; HN Italy 1739; Hands Type I, IV
ex Tom Vossen

This coin dates from the original Greek colony, Sybaris I, before its destruction by the Krotones in 511-510 BC.
The MV monogram on the reverse actually reads 'SY' for Sybaris, and I believe the VM in exergue on the obverse is 'MV' retrograde.
The bull device seen on all early types from Sybaris, and later on the coins of her colonies at Poseidonia and Thurii, may in fact be a white ox at the mother city.
4 commentsEnodia
Velia, Lucania45 views465-440 BC (Period II: Pre-Athena Group)
AR Drachm (15mm, 3.52g)
O: Head of nymph right, wearing beaded necklace.
R: Owl with closed wing perched right on olive branch, head facing; YEΛH behind.
Williams 79; Hands Class VI; HN Italy 1265; Sear 251
ex Munzen & Medaillen GmbH

The first coins minted at Velia in the late 6th century BC were archaic drachms featuring a feeding lion on the obverse and a simple incuse square on the reverse.
The nymph head drachms such as this example, which Williams designates as ‘pre-Athena types‘, can be dated fairly accurately to the period immediately following the Battle of Cumae in 474 BC.
The combined fleet of Cyme and Syracuse defeated the Etruscans in a great naval battle off the coast of southern Italy, greatly weakening Etruscan influence in the region and thereby empowering Rome. The resulting economic boost allowed Poseidonia to begin coining again circa 470, followed by Terina in Bruttium and finally Velia. It was also around this time that Velia’s famous lion series of didrachms first appeared, and would continue for the next two centuries.
3 commentsEnodia
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